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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby Baltan II » Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:22 pm

Strange turn of fate that the rare one is a plain Heisei Godzilla, and weird to still push the odd reactor glow coloring. I’m not the only one that sees a poor likeness for the Shin, even in this deformed style, right?
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby canofhumdingers » Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:06 pm

I’m curious to see what they actually look like. The little artwork on the side of the box doesn’t really tell us a whole lot... I mean, if that’s to be believed, it looks like the same sculpt for ‘54 and ‘84.
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby Dr Kain » Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:35 pm

Toho Kingdom did an inteview with NECA:

https://www.tohokingdom.com/interviews/ ... -2018.html

NECA is now dealing with Toho directly instead of having to go through WB who would then talk to Toho so they now have access to all monsters in the Godzilla library.

They're looking to get artwork that would allow them to have individual packaging images for each figure based on the movie they come from, know how much people want Showa related items, and constantly improvving their figures so they can match the Alien line in quality.
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby Rody » Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:27 am

^These all sound like very good things. If they keep up good quality, NECA could finally fill a collector niche that SHMA doesn't.

The new 62 looks great:
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Not only does this look like NECA's most accurate sculpt yet, both the tail (too small on previous figures) and the stance (2001's awful hunch) seem to be remedied here. Hopefully all the joints work well in the final release.
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby lhb412 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:06 pm

NECA is also gonna start selling at Target stores, meaning these Godzilla toys may be a heckuva lot more available to folks.

Target's toy section easily bests that of Wal-Mart, their closest competitor, and with TRU out of the picture they're shaping up to really be the 'toy store.'
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby Dr Kain » Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:25 pm

lhb412 wrote:NECA is also gonna start selling at Target stores, meaning these Godzilla toys may be a heckuva lot more available to folks.

Target's toy section easily bests that of Wal-Mart, their closest competitor, and with TRU out of the picture they're shaping up to really be the 'toy store.'


Maybe at your Targets, but mine are as barren as a Mad Max movie half the time.
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby canofhumdingers » Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:33 pm

Yeah, that’s very much a regional thing. I travel all the time for work and I visit targets and Walmarts when I have the occasion or am looking for something in particular (usually a Star Wars figure or something).

It’s VERY hit or miss. In some areas, Target is the go to place. In others, it’s Walmart. It really just varies from store to store and there’s no rhyme or reason to it.
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby lhb412 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:28 pm

^Wow. All the Targets near me have a toy section twice the size of Walmart's and are neatly organized, and the biggest store has multiple displays highlighting various toylines. The Walmarts near me have toy sections organized about as well as a bargin bin, cramped and messy.
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby Kailem » Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:47 pm

It's certainly a very impressive sculpt, though I'm more excited about their poster version 1954 figure:

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I don't own any of NECA's Godzilla figures but I think this might have to be my first, provided it includes the backdrop for the full effect.
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby canofhumdingers » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:51 pm

lhb412 wrote:^Wow. All the Targets near me have a toy section twice the size of Walmart's and are neatly organized, and the biggest store has multiple displays highlighting various toylines. The Walmarts near me have toy sections organized about as well as a bargin bin, cramped and messy.


Yeah, there are Walmarts out there with toy sections every bit as nice as targets. And while targets toy sections are more uniform country-wide in terms of size and organization, the quality and quantity of stock on the shelves can be just as abysmal as those poorly run walmarts.

@Kailem

Yeah that poster variant looks really cool. And it just HAS to come with the little foldout display. It HAS to! The only thing I'd change is actually include a firey breath effect rather than just posing the figure in front of the poster's breath.
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby Kailem » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:17 am

Yeah that'd certainly be a great addition, and allow you to recreate the poster image even better without the need for a backdrop.
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby lhb412 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:34 pm

canofhumdingers wrote:
Yeah, there are Walmarts out there with toy sections every bit as nice as targets. And while targets toy sections are more uniform country-wide in terms of size and organization, the quality and quantity of stock on the shelves can be just as abysmal as those poorly run walmarts.


I wondered if maybe I was exaggerating in my previous post. However, today I did some shopping and I can confirm that both of my local Targets have really freaking good toy aisles. Big displays and everything, giant cardboard T-Rex promoting the Jurassic Park line. Walmart can't even compare around here.

Also, they have DuckTales toys now (I'm now the owner of a pretty awesome Uncle Scrooge)
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby swfreakjpb » Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:45 pm

I had not given it much thought as to the future of Neca Sales in stores. I just assumed they wold end up hobby shop and online only toys. I watched the Interview with the Neca rep. or whatever and they said they would be at Target in the collectibles section. I totally forgot about that. Right along the wall where all the media is there is a section of what Entertainement stores like Media Play were famous for selling years ago. Maybe Hot topic as well. So that is where Neca Figures will be sold at retail. I cold see them showing up At Walmart as well. Tey have a hobby section up front with the cards. Target seems like the best bet though for selection and better distributions.
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby Rody » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:31 am

Godzilla 1962 is now scheduled for this October! Official photos are out:

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It's advertised to have 30+ points of articulation, but so was GMK and mine has under 25. Hopefully it's on the mark for this one; it's looking great so far!
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby canofhumdingers » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:15 pm

I’m sure 30 points of articulation is marketing speech where they count a number of joints twice. For example, the knee can spin in the socket AND bend back and forth. That’s TWO points of articulation in one knee to a marketing hype-ster. Count each knee, elbow, and shoulder as two points each and you start to see where they come up with “30+” pretty fast...
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby lhb412 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:13 pm

Best Godzilla figure they've done in terms of sculpt. Hope this is a sign of things to come!
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby Rody » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:44 pm

canofhumdingers wrote:I’m sure 30 points of articulation is marketing speech where they count a number of joints twice. For example, the knee can spin in the socket AND bend back and forth. That’s TWO points of articulation in one knee to a marketing hype-ster. Count each knee, elbow, and shoulder as two points each and you start to see where they come up with “30+” pretty fast...

Blehhhh... That makes too much sense. I want more tail joints, NECA! Charge a couple more dollars if you have to!
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