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Action Figure ERA |OT| Abandon all cash, ye who enter here

Oct 28, 2017
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Interesting but random as fuck, this is what happens when you want the toy out as soon as possible, even if the characters you want toys for aren't done being designed.

Initial Voyager and Leader class Grimlock from Age of Extinction Both are actually based on an earlier work in progress concept, where the design lacked most of the detailing (which seemed to make him look more like a knight than the final version), had blue eyes and a less detailed dino form.



What we got on film however was very different, sans the general shape and some other details (like the jowls splitting on each shoulder and the weapons). Eventually we did get a new mold (and coloring) that actually resembles the guy as seen on screen.

But that wasn't until they retooled and released numerous repaints in order to appease the huge outcry for the horrible toy accuracy from the initial toys.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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Bought this for 30 dollars at Big Bad. It's GI Joe 1/18 scale and I'm hoping it looks remotely like this. You never know with promo photos.





https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/78811

Couldn't find any YouTube reviews of this figure, was wondering if anyone knows anything about JoyToy's Dark Source brand. They look amazing but can't find much reviews. Guess I'll find out soon.
This line looks really cool. Pricey, but cool. I only found one Youtube reviewer covering it. When you get him, please post about him.
So he finally came today. And overall I'm very impressed with the end product. He is NOT a GI Joe in the sense he's gonna be that much durable or meant to be posed for an extended amount of time and all the parts you see had to super glued it onto him and it being 1/18 scale, requires a bit of patience. The unfortunate thing is that I can still smell the paint from the figure on my fingers due a to spending meticulous amounts of time glueing the pieces together, particularly the belt. Not bad for 30 dollars mostly because all the GI Joe figures worth giving a damn about are more or less that price now anyway lol.

 
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Oct 25, 2017
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So he finally came today. And overall I'm very impressed with the end product. He is NOT a GI Joe in the sense he's gonna be that much durable or meant to be posed for an extended amount of time and all the parts you see had to super glued it onto him and it being 1/18 scale, requires a bit of patience. The unfortunate thing is that I can still smell the paint from the figure on my fingers due a to spending meticulous amounts of time glueing the pieces together, particularly the belt. Not bad for 30 dollars mostly because all the GI Joe figures worth giving a damn about are more or less that price now anyway lol.

Very cool looking figure. Not sure how I feel about having to glue pieces on. But I think I can deal with that. I might give them a shot.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Very cool looking figure. Not sure how I feel about having to glue pieces on. But I think I can deal with that. I might give them a shot.
There’s notches on the parts that need to be put on so idk if I just had a bad copy, so your mileage may vary I guess. Just be careful I guess.

I might collect more of these also....

That BT rip-off design for 100 is looking VERRRRY interesting to me.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,796
México
Whoa. So is Spin Masters not doing figures after all? The license said boys action catagory, was it just an assumption by everyone that that included figures?. Or will there be three companies making DC figures now?

Also, I had no idea Mattel had fallen to doing this type of stuff:

Yeah, there is even a few direct to video animated films about the Mattel Batman figures called Batman Unlimited.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Whoa. So is Spin Masters not doing figures after all? The license said boys action catagory, was it just an assumption by everyone that that included figures?. Or will there be three companies making DC figures now?

Also, I had no idea Mattel had fallen to doing this type of stuff:
Im guessing they will do the hardcore collector line while spinmasters does the mass release main line.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Holy shit. I was all pumped for NECA, Storm and Mattel/Super7 at Toy Fair but McFarlane Toys is going all in.

They just teased they've got the licenses for Fallout, Elder Scrolls and Doom. These on top of Mortal Kombat, Harry Potter, DC Comics, One Punch Man, Borderlands etc...
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I think my biggest wish for ToyFair(that I know won't happen) is Hasbro to announce a limited GI Joe return for the fall-Christmas season just to get the franchise back on the shelves before the movie next year.
Just the essentials like Duke, Scarlett, Snake Eyes, Baroness and Cobra Commander done in the most up-to-date designs and figure techniques(like the new face painting technique)
 
Oct 26, 2017
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So among the new toy fair stuff, I saw this.



I guess if I had any doubts about this things inability to stand on its own in a basic pose, they're now gone.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I think my biggest wish for ToyFair(that I know won't happen) is Hasbro to announce a limited GI Joe return for the fall-Christmas season just to get the franchise back on the shelves before the movie next year.
Just the essentials like Duke, Scarlett, Snake Eyes, Baroness and Cobra Commander done in the most up-to-date designs and figure techniques(like the new face painting technique)
G.I. Joe was cancelled? Huh.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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G.I. Joe was cancelled? Huh.
Toys R Us kept it on life support for a few years on repaints and repacks after Paramount destroyed it for Hasbro.
But even they gave up on it before they closed.

Only thing releasing now is collector club sets that are extremely cheap kitbash or repaints.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Toys R Us kept it on life support for a few years on repaints and repacks after Paramount destroyed it for Hasbro.
But even they gave up on it before they closed.

Only thing releasing now is collector club sets that are extremely cheap kitbash or repaints.
Man, that's a shame. That line was awesome back when I stopped collecting figures.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I am. The Boxes look so slick! They look like S.H. Figuarts imo. Really look forward what Hasbro to offer in the Lightning Collection, especially with Villains. And also in the Megazord department.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Definitely grabbing Zedd and probably White Ranger.

Just woke up so I'm now going to digest all the TF news and reveals but holy shit they actually did the '87 MOTU movie line!




They're also opening up Snake Mountain preorders in May.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Im extremely disappointed Square Enix hasn't announced a new Squall figure for FF8's 20th Anniversary, yet has multiple Clouds coming(its like they even end/wind down lines once they run out of Clouds to make. Original Play Arts > Play Arts Kai > Bring Arts)
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Im extremely disappointed Square Enix hasn't announced a new Squall figure for FF8's 20th Anniversary, yet has multiple Clouds coming(its like they even end/wind down lines once they run out of Clouds to make. Original Play Arts > Play Arts Kai > Bring Arts)
Yup and they just revealed another Cloud prototype at Toy Fair from Kingdom Hearts....

Thankfully I have that Squall Play Arts. lol
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Yup and they just revealed another Cloud prototype at Toy Fair from Kingdom Hearts....

Thankfully I have that Squall Play Arts. lol
I still have the Squall and Rinoa thankfully and I like those playarts more.

I still really want a Bringarts version
and I have wanted a KH Squall figure for like 15 years.
 
Oct 26, 2017
2,077
How do the new Overwatch figures look from Hasbro?
I haven't seen any pics yet but Hasbro has their presentation going and revealed the figures including some 2 packs and deluxe versions like Reindhart etc. I'm sure photos will follow as the day progresses!

I still have the Squall and Rinoa thankfully and I like those playarts more.

I still really want a Bringarts version
and I have wanted a KH Squall figure for like 15 years.
Yeah I have Rinoa too and Sephiroth. I think the only other one I wanted at the time was Cloud with Fenrir but it feels like they produced so many versions of the figure and bike I lost interest. lol

The only Bring Arts or whichever I've purchased since was Judge Gabranth and even then he was pretty damn pricey compared to the old Play Arts release IIRC.

Looking at Toy Fair stuff. NECA has some cool reveals like Parker! Ultimate remake Jason, Night Breed and stuff but I'm genuinely surprised and impressed by Mezco and their One12 line. Their Captain Marvel, '89 Keaton Batman and Hellboy 2019 movie figs look awesome!
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Godzilla question: what's the difference between NECA's versions and Monster Arts? Is there much of a scale difference? Is one line considered better than the other?
Monsterarts are larger and generally of much higher quality. The line is also much bigger so if you feel like collecting more monsters they'll all scale and look good next to each other. Of course, their price tag is hefty, and good luck finding something that's out of print for a good price.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Monsterarts are larger and generally of much higher quality. The line is also much bigger so if you feel like collecting more monsters they'll all scale and look good next to each other. Of course, their price tag is hefty, and good luck finding something that's out of print for a good price.
Ah ok. Thank you! I have the Monsterarts 2019 Godzilla preordered but I was just curious how it would stack up with NECA's.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I'm kinda disappointed in the Super 7 Conan figure. I hope they rework him before release. That neck is way too long and the head sculpt just doesn't do anything for me. It looks like he's seen some shit, but not in a good way.

The one figure I am not disappointed in, is the new Marvel Legends Hulk.






I don't care that he's packed with a Wolverine figure I will never display. It's everything I ever wanted in a Legends comic Hulk figure. I need it. I need it so bad.
 
Oct 25, 2017
919
Florida
A bunch of pictures of the Hasbro Overwatch figures and other merch: https://news.toyark.com/2019/02/16/toy-fair-2019-hasbro-overwatch-334677

Official pics from Hasbro: https://news.toyark.com/2019/02/16/toy-fair-2019-official-hasbro-overwatch-photos-and-info-335079

They look great. I'm happy. Just wish my wallet was more full. Haha.

Hoping for D.Va and MEKA soon...would be neat if D.Va came with a jacket and alternate head with her cap on for the Shooting Star look.

Edit:

GameStop pre-order pages are up: https://www.gamestop.com/browse?nav=16k-3-Overwatch+Ultimate+Series,28zu0
 
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Oct 25, 2017
919
Florida
Wait a minute. Star Wars 3 ¾" figures under the Black Series label. This is some 4D Chess shit Hasbro is trying to pull.
Those are the 6" figures in different packaging. They're apparently exclusive to Star Wars Celebration.

https://news.toyark.com/2019/02/16/toy-fair-2019-official-hasbro-star-wars-photos-and-details-335132

There were 3 ¾" figures under the Black Series label, though: http://jedibusiness.com/star-wars-figures.aspx?type=toyline&typeName=tbs