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Re: Pacific Rim toys and products discussion

Postby BrollySupersj » Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:53 pm

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MekaGojira3k wrote:I don't really like Scunner at all. I don't know why, it may be that he's just a retool of the Tresspasser/Knifehead body or whatever or that he doesn't really get to do anything.


I actually love his face design, minus the eyes. When I first saw him I didn't notice his eyes till much later (I have bad eye sight, lol). If he didn't have any eyes, it'd make the design near perfect.


I think if he didn't have eyes, I'd like it a lot more myself.


If it was just a menacing maw and horns, it'd be perfect. Oh well, there's always photshop and snipping the eyes off on the figure (if there is one). :P
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Re: Pacific Rim toys and products discussion

Postby Dr Kain » Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:07 am

Out of curiosity, are there any pics of these things next to the MonsterArts?
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Re: Pacific Rim toys and products discussion

Postby klen7 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:13 am

MekaG posted some in new toy purchases (towards the bottom of page 113) with Leatherback which is bigger than Knifehead (see MekaGs posts in this thread)
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Re: Pacific Rim toys and products discussion

Postby Dr Kain » Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:51 pm

klen7 wrote:MekaG posted some in new toy purchases (towards the bottom of page 113) with Leatherback which is bigger than Knifehead (see MekaGs posts in this thread)


Thanks. I think I'll pass on them. They're too big and lack articulation compared to the MA.

Actually, I don't know why, but I am suddenly interested in some PR stuff even though I wasn't that big of a fan of the movie (in fact, I just asked my friend to let me borrow the BD so I can watch it again).
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Re: Pacific Rim toys and products discussion

Postby Gooberzilla » Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:50 pm

I'm just curious.... the people here that speak of a lack of articulation, is it because you're young and still play with toys? Again I'm just curious because I see a lot of what seem to be adults that love these MA figures and I'm trying to figure out why.

I'm collector that can't stand a figure that compromises accuracy for articulation.
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Re: Pacific Rim toys and products discussion

Postby XvGojira » Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:06 pm

Gooberzilla wrote:I'm just curious.... the people here that speak of a lack of articulation, is it because you're young and still play with toys? Again I'm just curious because I see a lot of what seem to be adults that love these MA figures and I'm trying to figure out why.

I'm collector that can't stand a figure that compromises accuracy for articulation.


I like being able to set my figures up in ways I want. Some times I want it to look like a massive awesome fight scene from a dream movie. Other times Just cool poses for each one, sometime just funny little set ups. And that's why I like the MonsterArts, it has great detail and great articulation. If I wanted the most detail I'd buy statues, models, or X-plus, but they're not fun to pose.
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Re: Pacific Rim toys and products discussion

Postby Shin_Edda_Robo!!!!! » Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:29 pm

Gooberzilla wrote:I'm just curious.... the people here that speak of a lack of articulation, is it because you're young and still play with toys? Again I'm just curious because I see a lot of what seem to be adults that love these MA figures and I'm trying to figure out why.

I'm collector that can't stand a figure that compromises accuracy for articulation.


Believe it or not, but a lot of collectors kids or adults collect figures where articulation is a selling point. Articulation is not a new thing in toys. And its not new when it comes to collectors lines. Transformers, DCs, Marvels, SHFiguarts, Figmas, Robot Tamashiis, Super Robot Chogokins, Revoltechs are all part of a trend in articulation that has dated back to the 90s ever since balljoints were invented for the Transformers toyline.

I like being able to take photos where Space Sheriff Gavan wheelkicks AkibaRed, or Godzilla powerbomb Vile from Megaman X, or Cure Black dragon suplexes Kamen Rider Decade.

The belief that articulation is a fad was floated around here, but the idea exists because a lot of Godzilla collectors do not collect toys from other series and as such are insulated to how toy engineering and technology have expanded in the last decade
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Re: Pacific Rim toys and products discussion

Postby Dr Kain » Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:36 pm

Gooberzilla wrote:I'm just curious.... the people here that speak of a lack of articulation, is it because you're young and still play with toys? Again I'm just curious because I see a lot of what seem to be adults that love these MA figures and I'm trying to figure out why.

I'm collector that can't stand a figure that compromises accuracy for articulation.


There are several reasons why I want articulation:

1. The higher the price, I expect to get more out of the figure. If I'm paying $100 for a statue, it better be from Ancient Egypt.

2. If you have not noticed, I do pictures and comics with my figures. Therefore, I want to be able to do interesting and/or funny things with them. You can't have Godzilla do a face palm on a vinyl.

3. I like to change up how I have a figure displayed. For example, I have some of my Kamen Rider Figuarts displayed in rider kick poses. After a few months, I might change some of them to henshin poses, to battle stances, etc. Some figures I might keep in the same pose for a year (like I have with Kamen Rider Knight), others I might change every few weeks (like my RyuuRanger Figuart). Nevertheless, I want to have choices to display them how I want, especially when it comes to super hero type characters.

NOw do I think everthing works being fully posseable? No. One Piece is a prime example of this. Bandai did a Figuart of Luffy and it is just odd having a rubber man with joints and bolts showing. I prefer the Figuarts Zero line for One Piece but prefer the Figuarts line for DBZ, Tiger & Bunny, and Sailor Moon (and then of course Kamen Rider and Sentai).
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Re: Pacific Rim toys and products discussion

Postby klen7 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:03 pm

Poe Ghostal did a review of the battle-damaged Gypsy Danger: http://www.poeghostal.com/2013/12/revie ... -neca.html

It looks good other than the fragile swords.
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Re: Pacific Rim toys and products discussion

Postby BrollySupersj » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:22 pm

Coyote The Tango: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bexb-QwCEAAVZ_H.jpg:large

Cherno Of Alpha: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BesxLF2CYAAwwdU.jpg

And don't forget, we still have series 4 in the summer! Series 4 will feature two new Kaiju and will be shown at Toyfair. :D
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Re: Pacific Rim toys and products discussion

Postby klen7 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:36 pm

Something seems off with Cherno Alpha to me... its like he looks a bit thin.. or the joints seem too long or something...

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Re: Pacific Rim toys and products discussion

Postby BrollySupersj » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:39 pm

Eh, doesn't bother me. The hips are probably changed for sculpt stability or something. I think it looks fantastic. :)
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Re: Pacific Rim toys and products discussion

Postby klen7 » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:46 pm

my first thought was that he had skinny arms since Cherno was the thickest of the jaegers
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Re: Pacific Rim toys and products discussion

Postby BrollySupersj » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:51 pm

klen7 wrote:my first thought was that he had skinny arms since Cherno was the thickest of the jaegers


Well in that image, his arms are extending, so his arms will most likely look thicker when they're un-extended.
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Re: Pacific Rim toys and products discussion

Postby Timz » Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:16 am

Coyote Tango looks really well balanced and stable. To me, Cherno looks a bit ungainly for some reason.
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Re: Pacific Rim toys and products discussion

Postby MekaGojira3k » Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:09 pm

I think it looks fine. :D
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Re: Pacific Rim toys and products discussion

Postby BrollySupersj » Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:20 pm

MekaGojira3k wrote:I think it looks fine. :D


But you dislike the Jaegers! :P
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Re: Pacific Rim toys and products discussion

Postby Timz » Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:25 am

found this...showing Coyote and Cherno in package. The Telsa fists/arms on Cherno are drawn up. So we see for sure that the fists extends like in the film.

http://idlehands1.blogspot.com/2014/01/ ... ies-3.html
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Re: Pacific Rim toys and products discussion

Postby Timz » Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:11 pm

In box pics of battle damaged Knifehead alongside the first release. I believe Tresspasser will also be shown in box later on.

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Re: Pacific Rim toys and products discussion

Postby BrollySupersj » Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:42 pm

Old Knifehead = into the trash it goes.
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Re: Pacific Rim toys and products discussion

Postby Timz » Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:38 pm

and here is Tresspasser in box, with finalized paint apps.

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now you all can be like those kids in the movie holding up that Tresspasser toy at the beginning when the line "when kaiju became toys" was narrated. LOL! :mrgreen:
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Re: Pacific Rim toys and products discussion

Postby BrollySupersj » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:58 pm

NECA states that Trespasser stands at 8 1/4". :shock:
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Re: Pacific Rim toys and products discussion

Postby klen7 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:39 pm

BrollySupersj wrote:Old Knifehead = into the trash it goes.
i like the improvements.. but the blue goo running down his face completely kills it for me. i would have double dipped for a non-battle damaged figure.. or at least one that didn't have blue goo splattered all over.
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Re: Pacific Rim toys and products discussion

Postby Dr Kain » Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:32 pm

Is there like a tiny Gypsy Danger toy available? None of my stores have ever carried anything Pacific Rim related, so I have no idea what is available. I'm looking for a nice cheap GD that is like maybe 3-4 inches so I can do a little comic and not have it cost me an arm or a leg.
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Re: Pacific Rim toys and products discussion

Postby Timz » Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:57 pm

Dr Kain wrote:Is there like a tiny Gypsy Danger toy available? None of my stores have ever carried anything Pacific Rim related, so I have no idea what is available. I'm looking for a nice cheap GD that is like maybe 3-4 inches so I can do a little comic and not have it cost me an arm or a leg.

I don't recall ever seeing one that small, unless it was maybe a game piece. Though I am not even sure on seeing one in that category either. Just the NECA figures that are the standard size and the much larger figures and statues is all I have seen.

BrollySupersj wrote:NECA states that Trespasser stands at 8 1/4". :shock:

and a tad bit over 8 inches across. Now one would wonder why Tamashii didn't do that with MonsterArts. :P

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BrollySupersj wrote:Old Knifehead = into the trash it goes.
i like the improvements.. but the blue goo running down his face completely kills it for me. i would have double dipped for a non-battle damaged figure.. or at least one that didn't have blue goo splattered all over.


it has been said that they would consider doing a non battle damaged version later on.


Though we get to see who the two new kaiju are this month at Toy Fair.
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