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Corona thread Anonymous 04/12/2020 (Sun) 14:24:48 No.165
With toy news slowing down, toy hunting almost completely suspended...I think it's worthwhile to discuss Corona in regard to /toy/ Do you got shipments stuck? What are your predictions for the the toy market in the aftermath of the Corona epidemic? etc
Think some other poster mentioned that Rakuten can't ship outside of Japan for now. Read somewhere some doctor saying that teh virus can survive up to 8 days on surfaces (unless you alcohol/desinfect everything)
>>165 I was going to buy some bootlegs off of Aliexpress put have completely put it on hold and I can't visit stores anymore. Not much I can do about it and it is annoying. As for the toy market in the aftermath, it could put smaller companies out of business for good if they're out of business for too long. It'll still hurt the big companies, but they'll no doubt have the money to survive it. Maybe we'll see a big decline in sales even in the aftermath? I can imagine children will be turning more to electronics during lockdown for entertainment. >>167 I've heard that too which has put me off buying online to get my plastic crack fix.
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>>169 >I was going to buy some bootlegs off of Aliexpress Interesting, what exactly you had in mind? I saw OMG LOL Groovy Babe finally arriving to my country. She was reasonably priced, however was still much more expensive in comparison to Amazon pricing inculding the free shipping back then...so I didn't got her and in the end; Amazon canceled the free shipping and toy shops got closed due to the quarantine. As far as my predictions go; Mattel and Hasbro would completely leave China. And if Trump would get re-elected, the China-US trade war would go even further so smaller American toy companies would also be pushed to leave China I believe Marauder Gun Runners, Boss Fight Studio and Four Horsemen would die as a result. Now the most interesting issue would be the future of Japanese toy companies as Japan got royaly fucked by China; making them cancel and postpone the long-awaited Olympics. I read that Japan' goverment now encouraging companies to leave China. Azone would probably tight their collaboration with Obitsu, maybe even up to the point they will only use Obitsu base bodies as they did in their beginning. I wonder if other model kit competitors would use Bandai factories, at least for a while. As for the Chinese toy market; bootlegs would go down, but not completely and they will start to focus more in their own original toys as it's already started: Big Firebird Magic Henshin Girls, Rihio Multi Abyss, etc. I also wonder, if it means we would start to see bootlegs from other countries too... SDCC and Wonfes Summer would be canceled. I don't really care for the first event, as it's mainly adult collector licenseshit and while same can be said about Wonfes, it still got more variety. Overall, after the quarantine would end, at first we would see lots of sales and discounts and afterwards everthing would rise in prices due to moving out of China. >it could put smaller companies out of business for good if they're out of business for too long I don't want to see Panda Mony die so early, goddammit. >which has put me off buying online to get my plastic crack fix I did it even before hearing that, as I assumed long delays are to be expected anyway. On the bright side, we could buy more toys after the whole thing would end.
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>>173 >what exactly you had in mind? Just a bootleg Guts Figma and some Imperial Guard lego figures You've got some pretty bleak expectations for the whole future of the toy industry, but they do seem (unfortunately) likely to happen. With the whole release schedule messed up either 2 things are going to happen - we see massive discounts as shops try to clear old stock to make way for the new stuff, or the shops refuse to discount it and instead many lines are canned or put in limited production.
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>>179 >Figma and Lego bootlegs Wise decision. Both are ridiculously overpriced at point. while figma bootleg maybe complete shit depending on each character/release, Lego bootlegs are on par as far as I know. Bootlegs are also great for doll accessories , especially shoes. >You've got some pretty bleak expectations for the whole future of the toy industry, but they do seem (unfortunately) likely to happen Yeah, I would like to be wrong about some of them, but I doubt. >With the whole release schedule messed up either 2 things are going to happen - we see massive discounts as shops try to clear old stock to make way for the new stuff, or the shops refuse to discount it and instead many lines are canned or put in limited production. I think it depends; Japanese online stores would defiantly have sales as now Japan post almost completely suspended the international shipping meaning great loss of many potential customers. As for American stores like Amazon or BBTS, I'm not sure how much of great loss is for them lacking international consumers since USA is such big country. >quarantine started to loosen up, yet toy stores are still close >Amazon no longer ship toys to my country >Japan post suspended shipping to my country >Even within national shipping there's delays, selection is poor and prices are expensive >MRG still ships internationally, but again delays are to be expected The plastic crack withdrawal is real REEEEEEEEEEE I WILL NEVER FORGIVE THE CHINESE NEVER!
>>181 Yeah there's no way I'm paying the late tax for Guts so I'd rather get a bootleg for 1/8th of the price and from what I've seen online they seem alright. Interested in the Imperial Guard because its something Lego will never touch and they're cheaper than the actual miniatures. >Japanese online stores would defiantly have sales as now Japan post almost completely suspended the international shipping meaning great loss of many potential customers If this happens I'm probably going to buy a load of the cheaper toys like Gashapon and whatnot. >The plastic crack withdrawal is real I know that feel, just try hold out for the massive sales. Its the light at the end of the tunnel.
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I was supposed to receive this earlier this month but it's been delayed till fucking JUNE. Oh well.
Most of my orders and potential purchases have been delayed multiple times like pics related. I did manage to get some packages from mandarake before shit started to hit the fan in my country at the least. I've also bought a bunch from goodsmile due to the sales they've been having but those shipments are going to be in limbo leaving me feeling uneasy and retarded for spending so much on plastic shit I'm unsure is even going to arrive.
>>203 Unlucky anon, if you'd ordered her just a bit earlier you'd have her now. >>204 Relax, I'm sure it will arrive. But I don't blame you for feeling uneasy, especially when you've paid for them. Do you have any other Polynian figures? I've seen them posted before but I was wondering what they're actually like.
All my orders arrived before my country went on lockdown But also, just found out about thsoe Shodo pokemon articulated figures, and can't order em cause i need money to not die and such >>204 are those Medabots figures or assembled models?
>>208 I only have Reimu she's pretty nice though it has a few issues had a leg joint become undone but it snap fits back together and there's two ribbon pieces for her back skirt that are a pain to get in their slots and not fall out over the slightest movement. I've read that this is a common issue and you're supposed to glue them in place but I'm not comfortable doing that myself. I haven't seen any massive qc issues with Polynians outside of the early runs of figures being bare plastic that yellowed rather quickly and were then painted to fix that in later releases. I hope to grab some of the nude ones whenever they get reissued really want Ianna at non rape prices though I could see corona changing that. >>209 Bandai Gashapon 1/12 figures it seems you gotta snip the joints off a runner. They're supposed to come out this month but I don't know if that's still happening.
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Somewhat of-topic, but what do you think about the Spawn KS? On the one hand, McFaralne doesn't need KS and doing it during the Corona epidemic is distasteful, not to mention the shipping prices are outrageous and with the whole China-US situation who knows if he could actually keep his promises and not end up being forced to cut down the features and having QC issues due to moving production somewhere else. On the the other hand, it's a cool edgy toy regradless if you're Spawn fan or not. TBH, I'm not impressed by the current prototype, it's still stuck in the pre-posed position. Also, I think it would've been better to switch between the ankle and wrist joint; give the ankle the hinge joint and add the ability to pivot, while the wrist would have the hinged ball joint. It would be much more aesthetically pleasing and would've a greater range of articulation. >>203 >>204 I hope you guys will get your orders >>209 >Shodo pokemon Cool. I would kill for a Digimon one! >>210 >Polynian So far, I haven't seen a design that really caught my eye. I thought of getting Bleuet, but she didn't feel worth the price point.
>>210 Thanks for the review, I'll have to keep an eye out for yellowed plastic.
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Fuck this shit, new Front Mission Figure Arts are coming out. I got some back in 2004 and they were cheap and cool This new ones cost like $70 - $80 each (think they will come in 2 colors)
>>223 Loving the more militaristic style of mecha, but I don't know if $70-80 is worth it.
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>>224 >but I don't know if $70-80 is worth it In addition, it's made by Square Enix...
>>236 Mind giving me a quick rundown?
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>>238 They're mostly known for their *terrible "statue-cut with outdated joints added" action figures. Also, I heard their figures suffer from QC issues. Although, it seems like they slightly improved recently as all the latest upcoming Final Fantasy figs finally have double joints and the line we originally talked about is robot figures rather than humans which mean ugly joints are less likely. I still wouldn't trust them. *Note all pics are taken from figures that released/about to released in 2019/2020
>>241 Ah, thanks for clearing that up. >Also, I heard their figures suffer from QC issues. Not defending them, but doesn't every toy company suffer from bad QC these days? Its shocking to be honest, especially when there are lines marketed to adult collectors.
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>>173 >>181 UPDATE So toy stores finally opened in my country again, yay! I got the doll I wanted back then, she cost twice more then what she would've cost at amazon+"lost" free shipping and they even raise her price a bit higher then what was before the quarantine fucking assholes . In addition, I bought Heroes of Goo Jit Zu Tygor as a birthday present to my nephew. I was really happy to visit a toy store after so long and even wandered longer than usual despite toy shops in my country being quite lame. As I predicted, (some) stuff were on sale and had discounts, e.g. Playmobil but I didn't feel like getting one atm and Playmobil doesn't disappear quickly . Sadly, seems like international shipping will keep being disabled and delayed for a long time... Hope you fellow soldiers are doing fine.
>>257 Lucky bastard! Lockdown doesn't look like it'll end soon and there's no sales in my country unfortunately, so I'll have to wait.
I read Rakuten is closing their global market site on June 1rst for good (they still have other sites but more restricted) https://global.rakuten.com/en/event/close.html The Gacha anons that used it will have to fish for gachas elsewhere....
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>>286 I never used that site, but still sad >browsing Mandarke like an idiot after hearing people still order shit >suddenly sees some toy I wanted MIB for reasonable price which I never thought I would >only shipping option is DevilHL >maybe it won't be so bad >it was worse than I imagined >Order it anyway Fugg, I don't think I will be able to buy nip stuff for a long time...I know Hobby Search allows other shipping options, but they're from Japan Post.
AUSfag here. If anyone's interested, I ordered off BBTS (only place that had the figure I wanted at a semi-reasonable price). Only took two weeks to get here. Which is perfectly reasonable, especially given the current situation.
>>307 Never thought I'd hear an Aussie talk about getting an imported figure at a decent price and with quick shipping, but this year's been so crazy so far I'll believe it. What figure did you get?
>>307 For me shipping from Japan was always more cheaper than USA (until the short period where Amazon offered free shipping from a certain price point), but as of the current situation both are ridiculously expensive. I never ordered from BBTS and I dislike how they stopped showing the calculation of the shipping before ordering. Also as >>308 asked > What figure did you get?
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>>165 Just find out they are making a Rayearth Robot part of the "Riobot" series Looks amazing, but costs $250, and miss Corona made a number on my wallet. Plus posts are still closed
>>308 >>310 >what figure did you get Ok, back again, I got 1000Toys Nero. It was only available on Entertainment Earth, BBTS and Ebay. Ebay had awful prices, but EE was $40 cheaper than BBTS, but were asking for $100+ shipping! I told them very clearly where they can put their shipping cost, especially since BBTS were using the exact same shipping method and were $70 cheaper. But yeah, I rarely order from the US because of shipping costs. Japan is great and even Canada is cheaper.
Although Summer Wonfes this year is canceled, there's going to be some sort of small wonfes event online dedicated to Evangelion. Woo-hoo, I can't wait to see more rebuildshit toys! >>323 Looks neat It really sucks how all the reasonable shipping options ceased to exist. I hope you will be able to get it somehow anon I've been contemplating whether to get Hagane Works (new diecast robot line by GSC) Mazinkaiser. >>324 >I got 1000Toys Nero Noice, have any pics to share? How's the figure? >EE was $40 cheaper than BBTS BBTS are notoriously known for their ridiculous high prices for import toys. >But yeah, I rarely order from the US because of shipping costs. Japan is great Can relate to that. Did you check Amazon before the Corona? Since Black Friday until the Corona they enabled free shipping from certain amount of money, I wonder if it was valid for other countries as well. >and even Canada is cheaper Any stores you can recommend?
>>326 i would love if somebody pulld out some proper figures for the angels, like Sachiel, Zeruel or the twins from the TV show
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>>326 I have a couple of quick ones I took recently. Not had a lot of time for photos, but have made time for play! As for Canadian stores, the only one that's really interested me was Motherbase (https://www.motherbase.ca/) because they have 1000Toys and SHF, which I primarily collect. Shipping to AUS has been a nightmare recently and the value of our dollar has plummeted. But there's so many great toys coming out!
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>>327 Bandai displayed years ago (2012) fully painted prototypes of the Angels as part of their S.H.MonsterArts line and never released them to this very day...REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE I swear Bandai and Playmates are the biggest cucking toy companies. >>330 Nice pics...poor synthetic human human >But there's so many great toys coming out! ikr? it just make the situation even worse, if only the shipping would go back to normal as soon as possible.
>>331 some years ago i saw a Sachiel figure with "rubber skin" or something like that. The guy selling also was mentioning how the rubber skin eventually would "go bad" Dont have info on the company that made it
>>330 He looks a fun figure to pose
>>331 Oh man, those Angels are amazing. I have a list of about 6 new figures I want and 5 I want but are only available on the secondary market. Since I only collect 1000Toys, Mezco, SHF and Figma and ToyNotch when they make something new, my list is not cheap. Especially since it contains Figma Genji, Revo Carnage and Figma New Movie Motoko. >>334 Nero is great to pose. I've been trying to do a series of photos with each Devil Breaker. I can get the poses, but tking time to get the photos is tough at the moment. I have a lot of parenting to do! Plus my Astrobot drones just arrived...need time to play...
>>332 It's an old model kit made by Bandai >decent Sachiel never ever Did you get it? >>335 >Since I only collect 1000Toys, Mezco, SHF and Figma and ToyNotch when they make something new, my list is not cheap. Especially since it contains Figma Genji, Revo Carnage and Figma New Movie Motoko That must be tough, I collect from many toylines including playline so it's a bit easier. If you don't mind bootlegs, I suggest you get them instead of genuine figmas; I used to collect figmas back in the day when they were still 20$~30$, not only they came with tons of accessories ,their articulation scheme haven't really changed/ improved (from swivel hinge wrist to ball hinged wrist, that's it) and imho they don't worth the ridiculous price hike in recent years.
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Just ordered this bad boy, hopefully shipping isn't delayed.
>>358 1/12 or 1/6? Either way, I think the CaRB is amazing. I want to get another one, but have to wait until I can get normal shipping again from Japan - DHL pretty much have a monopoly on international shipping atm and they know it. The prices they're charging are insane and they also charge an "import tax" which is them taking extra to pay themselves, because my country doesn't have import taxes.
>>358 Cool, where you bought it from? I thought they were sold out everywhere and there isn't rerelease as far as I know.
>>359 1/12 scale, and its reassuring to hear from someone that owns one that they're a great figure. >have to wait until I can get normal shipping again from Japan I don't really import much but I've got no idea how anyone can import anything right now. >>360 Amazon
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ToyFair will be held once again this year, in fact THREE TIMES more! July 13-19, 2020 August 17–23, 2020 September 14–20, 2020 As expected, it will be virtual event. None of the big toy news sites mentioned it, I accidently found out by lurking Panda Mony (the company behind Alter Nation). It's probably due the fact that neither Mattel nor Hasbro attends, it mostly smaller toy companies with few exceptions such as Lego. https://www.toyfaireverywhere.info/ >>359 >DHL pretty much have a monopoly on international shipping atm and they know it Hobby Search have alternative shipping options from Japan Post. I sent them an email just in case to see if those options are availablefor my country. Took them more than a week just to answer; LOL, just try order something and see if it werksXD! >my country doesn't have import taxes I'm truly jealous >>361 >Amazon Shiping rates finally went down and became reasonable, though no free shipping option yet. At last, ordered >>2 Daart from Alter Nation, three months later than originally planned. Sadly, Sabotage is sold out.
Saw this on twitter, but i dont undertsand japanese, so, besides Wonder Woman, i dont know what going on... https://www.kotobukiya.co.jp/labo/labo-216193/
>>363 This should help: http://en.kotobukiya.co.jp/product/product-0000003769/ >One of The Big Three of DC COMICS, Wonder Woman returns as a plastic model kit based on a new original illustration by the beloved Fumikane Shimada! >Three face parts are included (normal front-facing, normal left-facing, and yelling). Sword, shield, the Lasso of Truth, various armor parts, shield effect parts, and a simple base are included in this kit. >This product is a plastic model kit that requires assembly. >Cross Frame Girl is a collaboration series that combines Kotobukiya’s original content “Frame Arms Girl” and its advanced technology with other well-known media content. Very cute though, but a more classic outfit or a more anime themed outfit would've been better if you ask me as the outfit is too similar to the movie version.
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Seems meme maid from RE>Zero is getting a reissue. Many sites i checked state pre-order is for April or May next year. Never minded the show i just wanted a cute meido figure, but have no experience with figmas, also looks like shes gonna get hyped and scalped to hell and back. On an unrelated note, does Max Factory have like a suggestion site for figmas?i would really like a David the Gnome figure...
>>362 I see now why the major toy sites never mentioned this toy fair besides the lack of license shit/adult collector toys; it's mainly an event for distributors and very small toy companies. There was nothing new shown by Panda Mony, sigh. >>363 >>364 >>366 These fit the twitter thread more, but alas our board is still not very lively. Speaking of upcoming toys, Snap Ships which were displayed in Toyfair this year have just been released. >but have no experience with figmas You're not missing too much; they were mind-blowing when they first came out, now they just keep getting more expensive and with less accessories each release... >does Max Factory have like a suggestion site for figmas? I believe they do surveys from time to time.
>>366 Rem is a popular character, so while I could see her getting scalped there's also the possibility of a bootleg. Max Factory doesn't do surveys unfortunately - from what I remember the only one they've done is the 10th year anniversary survey. I think >>379 is getting confused with Good Smile (Nendoroids) which do surveys pretty often.
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HOLY SHIT As someone who's never bothered in getting into the adult collector side of the toy hobby, the CaRB blows my mind. Such a beautiful attention to detail; joints and engineering are incredibly well thought out too. How does somebody even begin to design a figure like this? The CaRB fits together so perfectly. I'm decided on getting the Synthetic Human now, though at a later date. God damn what an amazing figure, I absolutely love him.
>>379 Is any one selling these in the UK?
>>399 so far have only seen em on Amazon
>>399 >>400 Its currently sold-only-at-USA toyline, but Amazon offers international shipping. I doubt it would be sold overseas unless it will become a huge hit, since Play Monster other toys aren't sold outside of USA as far as I know. Got more pics of this toyline
>>402 some months ago, the anon that mentioned snaships also mentioned another toyline. Some "build a mutant" thing with a squishy brain stuff.
>>412 Oh yes, I remember - https://web.archive.org/web/20200316171537/https://prolikewoah.com/toy/ , >>148 ...it was called Mutaters. Checking on it again, unfortunately it seems like the line is most likely either canceled or postponed as I see no mention of it on the company site or their instagram account (they don't have any Toyfair posts). The company name is Skyrocket, they're small toy company making gimmicky and blindbag crap toys, most well-known toy by them is Blume doll.
>>396 Just saw your post after a bit of a hiatus. And yes, the CaRB is AMAZING! Easily one of my favourite figures in my collection. Have you seen Killy? Very similar articulation, the only real differences being slight hinderance from sculpt ( and I do mean slight). I really wish we could see more of these types of figures. They are simply amazing and I would buy all of them!
Overseas ordering has mostly halted. Lots of 3P & KO Transformers I want but the only reliable option is TFSafari which is using tracked "expedited" shipping that costs money. It;s $3 for small stuff but is going to get super expensive for larger stuff. He does throw in small freebie items with orders though. The US sellers with those same toys are gouging bad, taking advantage of this. But I mostly buy older stuff anyway and whatever new toys I want that the local Walshitmart doesn't stock I can get off Amazon. I'm also weeding down stuff big time to just a few items and wouldn't buy an official Transformer for any reason since their QC is absolute shit now. It's also sad that 4chan /toy/ was ruined, it's Just Idiotic Nonsense over there now with a janny that has a severe agenda, throwing out permabans to anyone who upsets him or his buddies while letting /pol/ shit slide. Looks like their biggest troll actually succeeded in destroying a board that wouldn't praise him.
>>419 >But I mostly buy older stuff anyway Cool, what kind of vintage toys do you collect? >Overseas ordering has mostly halted >I can get off Amazon Now I can only buy Western toys from Amazon which brought back the decent shipping rate, but not the free one for big orders, sigh. I tried using DHL through Mandarake once and it was A BIG MISTAKE..man I miss buying Japanese toys too. >4chan /toy/ I remember I once got a ban for falsely reporting on an anon being an underage...toy jannies and mods are bunch of trolls and dramaniggers. >Looks like their biggest troll actually succeeded in destroying a board that wouldn't praise him Subjectautist?
>>418 Killy looks cool but I haven't read Blame! yet so I'm not that attached to him to order him yet. >I really wish we could see more of these types of figures. They are simply amazing and I would buy all of them! For sure. Original toys, moreso in the adult collector market, seem less frequent these days in favour of toys of pre-existing IPs and it's a real shame. The CaRB definitely feels like a labour of love in that the designer(s) have made something they would want to have themselves and I wish more companies would create some unique designs. >>419 >>422 4chan /toy/ has been shit for years now and about a month ago I stopped going there because its no longer an enojoyable place to go to. I'd rather wait here for a slow but quality discussion than go to 4chan and hope that in between all the off-topic, 1 line posts, the blatant cross-board spam, and the inconsistent and biased moderation I can manage to get a few worthwhile replies.
>>419 >wouldn't buy an official Transformer for any reason since their QC is absolute shit now If you think Hasbro QUALITY is bad, you should see Mattel QUALITY - https://bibliogram.art/u/wtfmattel/ following Barbie post 2014 is suffering. I also heard that even MAFEX and other adult collector toys having QC issues too...it's so common nowadays, I wonder if it has to do with having bigger production due to population increase or toy companies just fucking up for no good reason. >>424 >I haven't read Blame! You're not missing anything, there's barely any plot and it's mostly AESTHETICS which is shame due to the wasted world building. Sadly, licenseshit has been plaguing toys ever since lazyass Hasbro and Mattel bought off their competitors. On the other hand, fashion dolls and girl toys in general suffer a lot less from this, probably due to the fact there are far less successful girl franchises and toy companies fails to capitalize on with Disney Princesses being the one main exception which is not enough to choke the market. BTW Morphonauts second attempt KS doesn't look good, it's less than a day for the KS as I'm writing this and it's still barely passed half of the funding goal.
Blegh Terrible year for me Gotta waste more money than usual on the basics, so no extra for toys Local toystores have nothing good but the usual My country postal service is till closed, and Japan keep on making cool shit Shinji Model is making a series of 6 Metal Slug snap-on vehicles, each set comes with an extra piece to make an extra vehicle.. Also, Creative field is making an articulated model kit named Oni puppet (they had a nother one some time ago, a more robot looking one) When assembled is like 7.5 cm tall
>>427 Sorry to hear solider, I don't think many can say 2020 was a great year for them. I never played the game nice pixelart, but I dig the Sarubia vehicle...do they actually roll? >an articulated model kit named Oni puppet I don't know if it helps, but I've seen it being sold on Show.Z Store which is a Chinese store. >and Japan keep on making cool shit IT HURTS
>>427 >>430 Found a vid about teh tanks, they look very "model-like" would rather get actual toys of those. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKOWdBJe1_c
>>431 Thanks What a bummer, I doubt they roll well...I really hate fake vehicles, it's one of the most disappointing aspects that a toy could have, which reminds me of my poor man Soul of Chogokin Combattler V, aka Mini Action series by Action Toys. I hope Hagane Works would make him too, eventually. No, I didn't manhandle it and broke it, I combined it once and never touch it again since then. >hey look very "model-like" would rather get actual toys of those Too many companies jumping on model-kit bandwagon, at least in gunpla/bandai case you get high quality plastic made in Japan.
Action Toys announced Blue Jet Robo for Q4 2020, but we still on pandemic and local post office still dead
>>449 Completely forgot about that toyline...I don't like how they purposely make the transformation more complicated than necessary to pander transformersfags, Steam Robo being one of the worst examples. IMHO the DX subline is better, however they only released on figure in that line so far. Gotta say Blue Jet looks like he have far better articulation than past figures in this line.
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Hasbro is launching a new Zoids based toyline in Feb 2021, "Zoids Mega Battlers"
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>>459 It's nice that they improved the look of the pilots which were lame shapeless figures in clear plastic, however they reduced the Zoids construction. IMO it's better to just get the Japanese releases though it may be difficult at these times... Another toy that's going to be released is Cyclion by GSC, it's an "original" transforming fembot. She's based on toy made by indie toy designer - http://basil06190.livedoor.blog/ . I heard that also Kotobukiya came up with mass produced version of an indie toy...I wonder if it's a beginning of new trend and if big Japanese toy companies do that out of the fear of possible new competitors thanks to crowdfunding?! IDK much about crowdfunding and Japan and now that I think about I'm surprised there are no companies there like Marauder Gun Runners or Boss Fight Studio...maybe there are and I just don't know about them. Anyway I think she's pretty cool and I for one welcome this new age of original transforming fembots I'm so sick of TFs and their crippling domination . I do fear she suffer a bit from gorilla arms (being too long) and some of the new designs choices look less charming than the original more basic indie toy. She has very few accessories like all new figma releases:D! and it's very disappointing they didn't add pivoting ability/joint to her toes and heels. BTW Tecco Toys launched yesterday KS for his Age Of Mecha toyline. It's diaclone-like toyline with miniature pilot action figures and big mechs. His mech designes are really cool but I dislike their color schemes and the human pilots being boringly realistic at this size instead of being toyetic and fun (which the same problem I have with the reboot Diaclone, though in that case I dislike most of the mechas as well). I do hope his KS will succeed, the more competing toylines the better. Maybe down the line and during the KS there would other color versions to my liking with the robot pilot which is cute unlike the human pilots.
>>465 I'm getting Cyclion because I'm finding it almost impossible to find a futuristic bike that 1/12 figures can ride that isn't hundreds of dollars on eBay. I've also wanted a 1/12 scale transformer that my figures can actually use as a vehicle too - so Cyclion ticks both those boxes. I think she'll work well with my Figma New Movie Motoko.
>>479 That's an interesting perspective...I'm not much of a scalefag so I usually buy toy solely based on itself. I do keep wondering whether I should get Cyclion or not if only shipping was back to normal . >Figma New Movie Motoko How's she? Got any pics of her?
>>481 I'm hoping that Cyclion is just the start of more to come, but I got her anyway just in case she's a one-off. Motoko is awesome. The other Major Kusanagi figure may be slightly better, but I wanted the New Movie version so she can hang out with Killy and match well. Also, I pretty much always have her visor-down look. Her parts and articulation are pretty much what you'd expect from a modern Figma, her holster is stuck on though, so it very slightly limits leg artic, but not by a lot, it tends to just pop the leg off if you bend too far. She can actually balance well on her high-heels and I haven't found her frustrating to pose, but she's no 1000Toys figure by any means.
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>only 9 days left for Tecco Toys- Age Of Mecha kickstarter >barely reached only quarter of its goal >not a single major toy news site nor toy reviewer mentioned this kickstarter >meanwhile Haslab continue to exist and McFarlane already started talking about his next kickstarter which are both mentioned by those corporate bootlickers and licenseshitters Crowdfunding is dead >>485 >I'm hoping that Cyclion is just the start of more to come Same, imagine it will evolved into an entire line which would be amazing! >articulation are pretty much what you'd expect from a modern Figma So old style figma but with the sole addition hinged ball wrists? >but she's no 1000Toys figure by any means I keep hearing praises about this company. I truly disliked how they handled Hellboy right hand of doom, making it look all robotic and ugly instead of stone-like. However, I think their Synthetic Human is very cool, I prefer the 1/6 scale which I missed out. I know there's going to be female version, hopefully it would mean also rerelease of the 1/6 synthetic human.
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>>497 Where did you find the image for the female synthetic human prototype? I can only find https://myfigurecollection.net/item/880432 which has photos of a similar model but the face is completely different.
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Any DCfags here? Finally after years of almost nothing but bad subpar attempts by Mattel, we get to have affordable and good quality DC action figures and even better than Marvel Legends trash . The beginning of the line was rough and underwhelming, but the fast and vast improvements really makes it shine. Plus, I gotta appreciate how Todd does more at adding vehicles to toyline despite the scale than Hasbro and Mattel ever did in last years, also his sword fetish which I share - realizing sword is the best choice for toy weapon is a sign of patrician taste. >>500 I found it on nitter (twatter). I tried looking for images of it on their blog and couldn't find any.
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>>502 Found it: https://nitter.net/tsutomu_nihei/status/1308995786567569408#m He's a manga artist who collaborated with 1000toys to make the TOA Heavy Industries line and his tweet ("女性型合成人間") translates to "female synthetic human". Hopefully we'll hear something more soon.
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>>502 The motorcycle looks awesome but I will admit I'm a little disappointed after seeing how plain it looks compared to the official photo.
Transformers is falling apart as a brand, if you don't preorder something you're fucked on getting it. Hasbro won't do second runs on anything because they don't care. Hasbro is trying to break away from toys to become an "IP company" and I wouldn't be surprised to see them end their toy divisions eventually in 5 years, if they aren't bankrupt form the billions they spent on acquiring brands that they can't break even on. EDIT: Do not violate rule 5. No YouTube/e-celeb drama
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>>507 Agreed, McFarlane usually aren't the kind of folks to get cheap on paint. It's a bit underwhelming, but I think I still want to get one. >>513 Hasbro and Mattel are both complete shitshow at this point, even if there are some worthwhile toys made by them as you noted they're either overpriced, exclusive or both!
I forget to mention there's toy awards event going on in which you can vote for. I do think most of the categories and voting options are unrelated/shilled bs but there's few good options here and there - https://toyawards.org/
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Chinese toymakers are still making stuff for this and next year.
>>513 The big toy companies have no idea what they want to do anymore and the shitshow is somewhat amusing to watch. I'm hoping for their collapse at this point so smaller companies with fresher, innovative ideas can get some of the limelight. >>517 Beastbox look so good but damn they're expensive for what they are.
>>518 >I'm hoping for their collapse at this point so smaller companies with fresher, innovative ideas can get some of the limelight Same, I wish to see 70's-80's level of toy creativity again when toy companies just keep coming up with new toylines instead of trying to keep the same toyline afloat. >but damn they're expensive for what they are Where did you check them? Most of them cost under 20$~30$ and there only two big sets (MB-12 Landbreaker and MB-13 Deep One) that cost 40$.
>>527 I really want 80s Bandai transforming robo-bricks with tons of diecast and spring loaded thrower gimmicks to come back.
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>>527 Nevermind, I was accidentally looking at amazon scalper prices yeah I'm very new to importing stuff, normally I just limit myself to what I see on shelves. I don't know whether to bite the bullet and buy the Alien Queen, she looks so good but thanks to corona my finances are the best right now. Might wait until after Christmas and see how things are.
>>531 *aren't the best
>>531 personally with all thats going on i am not of teh idea of supporting chinese companies with my dosh these days.
>>533 I can understand the sentiment, but can they be blamed for the country they originated from? At least companies that outsource their factories to China are choosing where to manufacture their stuff.
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>>529 We all do anon, we all do...though, I want articulation, it not the 80's anymore. But with all the gay toy safety laws for retarded children and their irresponsible parents, I don't see it happen any time soon. >>531 >corona >check Black Friday sales >Amazon mainly had sales on cheap chink shit, non-toy children stuff and the few worthwhile toys had 5$ discount >Hobbylink Japan only had 10$-20$ discount Well, my positive predictions didn't happen, I wonder if it means my pessimist predictions wouldn't happen either, or it will be worse than I imagined. >amazon Unless it's officially sold by amazon, its most likely a scalper. Always check import toys prices at Japan-based online stores (AmiAmi, Hobby Search, HLJ, etc) or toy news sites like Taghobby, Neko Magic, etc. >>533 Most stuff, including toys made in China anyway so if you want to avoid toys from there you will end up with very few options. We had similar discussion here when the Hong Kong protests were going on - https://web.archive.org/web/20191216065821/https://prolikewoah.com/toy/2.html (look at the second thread).
>>536 >Always check import toys prices at Japan-based online stores (AmiAmi, Hobby Search, HLJ, etc) or toy news sites like Taghobby, Neko Magic, etc. That's some good advice, I appreciate it.
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>It's December >Japan Post still not ship to my country >Amazon free international shipping haven't return >Alter Nation Sabotage is never in stock on Amazon I only saw him one time by scalper scum >Barely got one adult collector toy this year Even just toyfaggotry wise, this year was a fucking dumpster fire. Since it's the end of the year, let's discuss and rate toys made this year and overall state of one' collection; What was your favorite toy/line this year? What was your least favorite toy/line this year? What was your best toy purchase this year? Did the Kung Flu changed/shifted your toy interests? If so, how?
>>543 >What was your favorite toy/line this year? >What was your least favorite toy/line this year I didn't keep up with toys this year so I can't answer these. Problem was most of the big exhibitions were cancelled and loads of stuff has been supposedly delayed so I lost interest in trying to keep up to date. >What was your best toy purchase this year? The CaRB because it was my only purchase this year >Did the Kung Flu changed/shifted your toy interests? If so, how? Now that I think about it, I've been looking at import toys a lot more. I used to prefer just looking at whatever toys were on shelves but corona-chan made that impossible. Bit of a double edged sword, really. There are some amazing toys out there but the price is a big step up and something I'll have to get used to. I' still stuck in the mindset of comparing high end stuff to children's toys even though they're apples and oranges.
>>544 >loads of stuff has been supposedly delayed Magic Henshin Girls WHEN >>259 I think my favorite toyline that came this year was McFarlane DC Multiverse. Sure, it has few issues such as many figures suffer from ugly visible ball joints to the ankles and wrists as these were mostly" statue-cut joints-added" action figures, but overall, it's a huge improvement over the god-awful Mattel ones and still way better than the bucky cap ML trash. I would've added Rainbow High, if it weren't for the QC issues, oh and I forget to mention I witness tons of QC issues across many toys and toy companies this year, like holy shit the amount of QC issues I've experienced this year was more than the entire time I've been collecting toys. Also, Playmobil came with a lot of cool stuff this year and there's going to be even cooler stuff next year! . Least favorite toyline was Barbie Color Reveal, I almost can't believe they were able to make even cheaper Barbie dolls than the Fashionistas. I can't tell if it's worse than the "shampoo bottles" figures, since the Fashionistas were already like them. >because it was my only purchase this year I'm sorry to hear that anon, I hope next year you will be able to get a lot more toys! On the bright side, it's a really cool toy that truly worth it. As for my favorite purchase, it's hard to decided so I'll go with three: 1. Gobots Loco 2. PreCure Style cure earth 3. Matchbox '41 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe. >Now that I think about it, I've been looking at import toys a lot more. I used to prefer just looking at whatever toys were on shelves but corona-chan made that impossible For me, it was vice versa. Since Japan post suspended shipping to my country and shipping got ridiculously expensive, ironically, I've been doing more physical toy hunting and stuck to playline. It was interesting to visit toy stores more frequently, though they're nowhere near as good as they used to be when I was a kid. Due to the Corona I guess more cheap department stores started to carry toys, but what was pleasantly surprising is that they start carrying some official toys for incredibly cheap price that's how I get that Matchbox car I can't believe I saw Matchbox in my country and for around 3$!. I bought a lot more fashion dolls this year and very few action figures, but that's also because playline fashion dolls had renaissance this year while playline action figures are still in shambles. >There are some amazing toys out there but the price is a big step up and something I'll have to get used to. I' still stuck in the mindset of comparing high end stuff to children's toys even though they're apples and oranges. For sure, adult collector toy prices have been increasing even before the Chinese Flu and it just keep getting worse. You need to take to consideration that you should judge adult collector toys and playline based on different standards, that will help you seeing them as two separate categories.
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>>548 red parademon was pretty good. I dont blame 4H and Scott Neitlich for going the superfriends route with DCUC, they made interesting obscure stuff like Validus, Trigon, Chemo, Imperiex, Kaliban, Anti Monitor, Brimstone, Ultra Humanite, King Shark from Multiverse Stel yes a hero but an under rated design, and a simple plain looking Dark Seid which has yet to be topped.
>>549 >going the superfriends route with DCUC It was rather reskinned MOTUC, I blame both Mattel cheapness and 4H obsession with single joints. In contrast, Kenner Super Powers had much more cartoony and softer sculpt and it was pure playline without any adult collector faggotry and to this very day it still the best DC playline, also the competing line at the time, Marvel Legends, still had way better articulation with nicer looking joints unlike those ugly outdated single-hinge-cut joints and more variety of body molds despite being passed to Hasbro cheap and lazy greedy hands. DCUC and later DC Multiverse by Mattel were one of, if not the most ugly and lazy action figure lines ever made and I still can't understand how the fuck did the DC license lasted more than a decade at Mattel hands. The action figure you showed was the exception, not the rule and even then, it looks like it belongs to MOTUC line. >a simple plain looking Dark Seid which has yet to be topped DC Collectibles looks better, although the custom is different Mezco would also, if the actual product lived up to the promo pics .
>>552 wow, that DCC looks like hot trash, no wonder they went out of business.
>>557 What are you even talking about? That DCC Dark Seid has highly detailed sculpt and use wash. Also, the reason DCC went out of business was because WB got purchased by AT&T which unfortunately killed DCC and Venture Bros.
>>559 or, you know, DCC wasn't making any money with their stuff. Traditional DarkSeid is a much classier look.
>>543 >What was your favorite toy/line this year? I don't really do lines, but I bought a few MechFanToys Atlas figures - they're a 3rd party (Chinese) version of the 1000Toys Robox, but about 1/3 of the price and more colours. Bought an actual, authentic Robox too. >What was your least favorite toy/line this year? Don't have one. >What was your best toy purchase this year? That's tough. 1000Toys Halo Master Chief is amazing (apart from the wrist pegs), so probably that. >Did the global pandemic change/shift your toy interests? If so, how? My interests? No. But it has forced me to use those fraudulent bastards DHL, who take full advantage of the near monopoly they have on international shipping.
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>>560 <wasn't making any money DC Collectibles/Direct existed for 22 years , they didn't had debt, it was AT&T who purchased them that had debt. <Traditional <classier We aren't discussing custom design, but the toy itself and it's clear the DCC is the better toy as it have better sculpt, articulation and paint.
>>562 >I don't really do lines If you mean by not being a completist, me neither. >they're a 3rd party To be precise, they're 4th party/knockoffs. >Bought an actual, authentic Robox too Cool, are there any noticeable quality differences or perhaps they're almost identical? >1000Toys Halo Master Chief Nice, not my personal cup of tea, but I keep hearing good things about this company. >forced me to use those fraudulent bastards DHL I wouldn't call them fraudulent, but they're stupidly expensive; that's because they barely have any competition. I mean there's FedEx, but they aren't much cheaper, or at least nowhere near close to Japan Post prices.
>>563 yet DCUC has nostalgia for its expansive roster and gave us an etrigan, DCC couldn't even release their etrigan because if low sales.
>>564 > are there any noticeable quality differences or perhaps they're almost identical? Identical design, very slightly different plastic and MFT have no wash. And like I said, they have more colours. But I said "3rd party" because the box design is unique, the Atlas figures come with a poster and a significantly different and more detailed instruction booklet. If you didn't know that the Robox came first then it would be impossible to work out which one was copying the other. >but I keep hearing good things about this company. In my opinion, and the opinion of at least one toy reviewer, is that 1000Toys are near-perfect as far as action figures go. I own eight of their figures and would never hesitate to buy another one if it was a design I liked. I have had nothing even close to a QC issue, joints are all very smooth but hold once posed and everything is high quality. >DHL barely have any competition Yeah and in some places they have a monopoly. It sucks. They charge me three times when I use them - once for a "processing fee"; once for "import fees" (even though my country doesn't have import fees on small goods like toys); once for the actual shipping. Plus the actual shipping prices are usually 50%+ of the cost of the figure.
>>565 <yet Your anecdotal goalposting proves nothing, every company that ran for long enough have experienced low sales of some product/s. Again, the fact is DCC didn't had debt and was closed by AT&T, who were the ones with debt. It's ok to dis/like certain toy companies, but it doesn't mean you can be dishonest about them. >>566 >But I said "3rd party" because the box design is unique, the Atlas figures come with a poster and a significantly different and more detailed instruction booklet Interesting, however 3rd party is term limited to original molds of existing franchises without having the license to do them. Don't get it wrong, knockoff doesn't necessarily mean low quality; take for example all the oversized TF knockoffs which sometimes even have improvements added to them (die-cast, slight remold, etc). >I have had nothing even close to a QC issue That's truly reassuring to hear, especially now when so many toy companies from playline to adult collector have been plagued with QC issues. >even though my country doesn't have import fees on small goods like toys God, I'm jealous. In my country, there's import fee from certain price point regardless of the type of goods. >They charge me three times when I use them Weird, the few times I use them, I only got one general shipping fee without any breakdown, as far as I know. >Plus the actual shipping prices are usually 50%+ of the cost of the figure From what I know, they calculate shipping fee by volume and not weight. One toy I ordered, the shipping cost was even more than the toy itself...I miss buying nip toys regularly so much.
>>567 Or DCC plain out fucking sucks and Mattel is a better company that released an Etrigan. DCC is so incompetent they couldn't even release their etrigan due to low sales.
Take your brand wars back to cuckchan
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>>543 What was your favorite toy/line this year? What was your least favorite toy/line this year? I don't have a most/least favourite this year. Bandai Spirits has a Tachikoma coming out this month which I really like the look of, so I guess that. What was your best toy purchase this year? Picked up the Mcfarlane Spess Marine Assault figure. Pretty happy with it for the price; very chunky. Did the Kung Flu changed/shifted your toy interests? If so, how? I bought almost nothing this year due to shipping to Australia. >>562 >1000Toys Halo Master Chief Cool. I had an eye on that, but didn't grab it.
>>571 This would have been my favorite Etrigan if the entire line up wasn't cancelled.
>>567 >3rd party is term limited to original moulds of existing franchises without having the license to do them. Don't get it wrong, >Don't get it wrong, You may not realise it, but those sentences came off as pretty obnoxious. Thank you for the clarification, but it actually doesn't really matter. >From what I know, they calculate shipping fee by volume and not weight. One toy I ordered, the shipping cost was even more than the toy itself This is probably true. I wonder if destination location plays a part. >nip toys Please don't use outdated racist terms, it's bad enough people referring to Covid as "Chinese flu".
>>573 Nippon ga dai suki.
>>573 >clarification, but it actually doesn't really matter We must use the right terms to properly discuss toys! >>Don't get it wrong I was referring to the idea that KO must mean low quality which is wrong. >>574 Sou da ne!
As the trend for video game-based toylines continues, there's new line by Jakks Pacific based on game called Apex Legends like Fortnite, I don't give a damn about the game. I didn't care for wave 1, but wave 2 has one figure I got an eye on, she's female wearing armor with beautiful shiny purple helmet. Overall, her body looks nicely feminine, the only problem is with her lower legs due to the armor design which make her shins look shapeless and having no ankles. >>571 >Mcfarlane Spess Marine Assault figure Neat! I'm waiting for repaint release that I would like. I thought of getting the Necron, but he is being sold by scalperscums, maybe if I see him sold regularly, I'll get him. >I bought almost nothing this year Sorry to hear that anon, I hope next year will be far better. >>572 In hindsight, I judge too harshly the DC Icons line, with my biggest and stupid gripe being the lack thigh swivel as I don't mind it too much regarding the new McFarlane action figures. I also remember seeing few in comic shop one time and thinking they were too small, but now thinking about, small size could mean opportunity for playsets and vehicles though I don't trust adult collector faggotry for durable and fun playsets/vehicles. If you ask me now, I'd say the true main downsides for that line were the ugly lower torso ab-crunch and the hip articulation, otherwise I guess it was good toyline, figures had new body molds some were shit like neckless flash and narrow-torso-wide-hips tranny Batman unlike the ML wannabe DC Essentials which was trash. I kinda wish I got that Batgirl with the motorcycle back then. This would have been my favorite Etrigan I have to admit he looks really good. I hope McFarlane would do justice to him.
>>578 >Apex Legends Don't care for the game either, but I do like that figure. Probably due to the full face helmet. >Space Marine Sorry to hear about your luck with scalpers, but sadly not a surprise. I'm also looking to pick up the Sister of Battle from the same line next year.
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>>578 Thanks for bringing these up. Pathfinder looks like he would be at home with some of the 1000toys robots. >I thought of getting the Necron, but he is being sold by scalperscums, maybe if I see him sold regularly, I'll get him. Try Amazon, he's regular price and I think I'm going to get him.
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>>589 >Thanks for bringing these up You're welcome! There's also new subline for Roblox toys, Roblox Imagination by Jazwares. Unlike the regular figures which are simplified and ugly like Minecraft, the new ones are just like regular figures. They're smaller scale like the Fortnite figures, but their articulation is far simpler. However, they have greater variety in sculpts/molds and feel a lot more playline-ish which I like. My favorite one is definitely Lucky Gatito, the cat. >Pathfinder He's pretty cool too. >>585 >>589 >Try Amazon Yeah, that's where I was searching for him, he was only sold by scalpers. >>507 >>515 Turns out the stock photo was false advertisement in the good way which is rare! The Batcycle is still heavily washed like in the prototype pics. The wheels are made from rubber and roll smoothly, that being said alongside the great detailed sculpt and wash makes it a wonderful combination of all that's good in both adult collector faggotry and pure playline. I want to get one so bad, put a McFarlane figure on it and roll it on the floor like a 6-year-old!
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>>593 >Yeah, that's where I was searching for him, he was only sold by scalpers. What's he going for in your country anon? Compared to US prices he's more expensive but I guess he isn't that bad.
>>599 >What's he going for in your country anon? He isn't being sold in my country:[ >22.95€ A bit more expensive than I would like. P.S. I checked again, and now he is up to pre-order by amazon, hopefully I won't miss it this time.
>>601 >22.95€ It's actually GBP (£) so that would be €25.63 >hopefully I won't miss it this time I'm thinking of getting him too but I don't know whether it would be something that would just collect dust.
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Was thinking of buying the Revoltech Gothic Field Armour but decided against it. A nice looking figure but scalper prices don't really justify it and looking at reviews online he's somewhat delicate and his range of articulation is disappointing for such an expensive toy.
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>ordered McFarlane Flash on Amazon >already got shipped and was waiting for his arrival <turns out it got returned by the carrier and I got a refund >saw only few left of him and Batcycle was supposed to get in stock today <check it again today, Batcyle is scalped and Flash will be in stock in 18/01 Why toy collecting suck balls these days? The suffering just never ends. >>603 >GBP (£) My bad, I feel so stupid to confuse with Euro (€). >I don't know whether it would be something that would just collect dust If you have a big toy collection it's inventible and just bound to happen, the question is if you will play or "posed" with it from time to time. >>604 Maybe you could find him on Mandarake one day.
>>606 >Maybe you could find him on Mandarake one day I'll be honest I'm no longer interested in getting one after looking online. It seems to be more of a display piece rather than an actual toy and I do like my toys to be somewhat durable. I'm not a hamhands but it is reassuring to know that a toy won't shatter into a million pieces when I pick it up, y'know?
Say I bought something sold directly through Amazon (as in they ship it) from the US site but put down a European address to ship to, would Amazon still ship it to Europe without charging me anything more? t. Thinking of running a contest and using an Amazon gift card
>>616 >would Amazon still ship it to Europe without charging me anything more? No https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/?nodeId=596194
>>617 Well shit. I was kinda hoping Amazon would still offer free shipping. Thanks for the reply anon.
>>618 >Amazon would still offer free shipping The gorona fucked it up. Also, Wonfes Winter and Toyfair are canceled this year as well... it's all so tiresome
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>shows animated designs <it's actually going to be the crappy comics Being Batman Beyond fag is suffering. The TNBA and JLA figures by McFarlane were horrendous, though the Teen Titans Cyborg was improvement and not bad desu, but then his articulation is shit. So I'm not sure how much of loss it is but it's still sucks. I'm debating if I should get this comics ver. of Batman Beyond...the only past attempts at good Batman Beyond were the Mattel one which came with a lot more accessories and the costume design was almost exact as the animated series. However, the head sculpt was meh, the body was generic DC Multiverse buck and it had ugly ab crunch and single jointed elbows. The DC Collectibles/Direct one had poor proportions, looked wonky and like all DCAU figures by DC direct had that soft melted-like plastic sculpt instead of being sharp in true nature to Bruce Timm style. In addition, poor articulation with the abominable DCUC crotch joint, badly designed shoulder joints and ugly hinge joints for the wings. Now the new McFarlane despite being more realistic in style, his body proportions are quite similar to the animated series (of course the shapes/angles are different). There are quite few downsides; the hinged ball joint ankles are *ugly, the wings on the back aren't painted black which look bad and cheap, comes with open hands instead of fists, also the head...oh the head, yeah. There are two versions, one with the gay looking lips which are closer to the animated series but look bad and then there's the boring but better looking mouthless head which come with useless BAF piece of the stupid Joker Bot look it's both Batman and Joker at the same time! For the ultimate Batwank! so I wonder which one I should get. *They were able to make figures with better hidden/"seamless" ankle joint, why do McFarlane keep repeating the same mistakes after improving?! P.S. The gay lips one comes with blast effect pieces and one batarang, whereas the mouthless one comes with two batarangs and BAF piece. Both come with extra hands.
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>>638 If I will get the Batman Beyond, I'll get Shriek too, he isn't too far from the animated design. Batwoman Beyond absolutely disgusting I won't touch with a 10-foot pole and hopefully she will shelfwarmed to obilivion. Comics ver. Blight is shit so I won't even bother with. I truly hope they will do Curare, she is pretty much identical to her animated design, just realistic.
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>>638 Looks noticeably better without the ear pads, but suffice to say that whoever designed this did a poor job of translating the sleek and simplistic animated design over into realism.
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>>640 A different take that expands the mask over the ears instead of removing them, which imo leads to a better head shape.
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>>640 >ear pads I haven't even noticed them, I was too focused on the face, stupid straps on the arms and the distracting red belt. I agree it looks better without them. >whoever designed this did a poor job of translating the sleek and simplistic animated design over into realism They tried to make their own designs which looked like shit and then wisely went back to the classic and prefect animated design. I can't seem to find the McFarlane design in the comics...I suspect it's busy Todd' "fine" touches. >>641 The first edit was better, even if it resulted in what looks to be smaller head. The second edit is a bit of Code Lyoko situation; human skulls always have slightly extended cheek bones.
>>638 You didn't like the Mezco one? I can't bring myself to buy McFarlane Toys, even if they're of a character I like. The articulation is consistently just ok and the plastic they use looks bad even in the promo images. But then, I collected McFarlane in the early 00s, so I feel burned by having bought crappy plastic semi-articulated statues, when I really wanted fully-articulated action figures.
>>645 >the Mezco one <Gribbled head mask <Too small white eyes <Gray matte suit with webbed black lines instead of shiny sleek black suit <Too small and thick red bat sign <Wings look bad and too small <Gribbled forearms, boots and hands <Generic superhero proportions, should be slightly more slender and more elongated Shcwarbage! And to add insult to injury the faggots dared to put the animated series design on the box. Personally, I'm not fan of the half-assed action dolls by Mezco, though I will admit the Space Ghost and the promo pics of Darkseid looked great. There was also that Ironman they made which was full action figure and therefore great. I would love a good action dolls of Terry, Dana and Curare, but they need to be 1/6 scale so the clothes would look good and work and be removable , also they should have rooted hair. >The articulation is consistently just ok The articulation is actually quite great, better than the average Marvel Legends and of course superior to DCUC/old Mattel DC Multiverse. There are few figures here and there that have terrible articulation like that Teen Titans Cyborg. >the plastic they use looks bad even in the promo images Judging a toy solely based on promo pics is wrong. I own three Fortnite figures and got the DC Multiverse Flash:D , their plastic is fine, it's solid and got nice heft to it. >But then, I collected McFarlane in the early 00s I can understand your bias, I didn't give a damn about them until their Fortnite line. However, it's not fair to judge current McFarlane figures based on the old figures, it's like judging Jazwares Fortnite line based on their CN and Nick figures which were indeed by all means terrible.
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>>449 And now they are making Buggy Robo. comes with a stereo cannon/gun
>>366 wish there were more meido articulated figures saw this one from the PLAMAx lines coming out in august
>>652 Cute!
>>650 The hollow arms and different color thighs are Hasbro tier:/...I'm really not impressed with these new Machine Robo toys, I think it's better to get the vintage Gobots, as far as I know they're still reasonably priced even MIB ones. >>652 >check the price point <it's 50$ for chinky plastic model kit Nip toy companies are out of their fucking mind.
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i am sure this is 100% nostalgia bait but: Dino-Riders Rulon Warriors Battle Pack coming out this month supposedly
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>>662 >i am sure this is 100% nostalgia bait It is, I'd say it's even worse than ReAction. If you want good new Dino Riders, just get the new Playmobil Dino Rise sets. >>665 <4chan is here Nigger, I was here from the very beginning, if anything your elitism and dumb brand wars are more cuckchan like. <confusing quality with likeness <thinking that arguing for one figure equals to arguing for one toy company or the other Sadly, all Batman Beyond figures are shit in this way or another. The McFarlane one is clearly closer to the animated design than the Mezco one which the only thing it got right was the belt and everything else was disgusting greebled shitty redesign. They even made his suit grey instead of black, yuck. <defending overpriced chinkland-made model kits price hikes Bandai model kits are made in Japan and are far cheaper and have greater value for the price. You moron clearly have no idea what you're talking about.
>>667 <Not either Yeah right, when you were all like; "how dare you criticize overpricing of Japanese toys, they're so high quality and it's completely justified!" and "Mezco is totally better toy company and McFarlane is complete shit!". <you doing that If you idiot bothered to fully read my posts you would've seen I had my fair share of criticisms and praises for each company. When toy company does good, I praise them, when toy company does bad, I call on their shit. I'm by no means a blind brand loyalfag like you. <Never been there <only other racists would understand Doubt and also where do you think you're? I find it amusing you're bothered by the chink word, but not by the word nigger. And just to make things clear, /toy/ isn't for political discussion, it's for toys. <I wasn't aware there were different racist terms for different Asian peoples That's some high level of newfaggotry.
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>>669 <assumptions That's rich coming from the idiot who blamed me for being brandfag because I hated one figure of company a and preferred the figure from company b. <b..but I have plenty of contempt for Mezco Don't try to goalpost, you sucked up Mezco while completely shitting at McFarlane at the same time, you're the brandfag . <Never been there <4chan's /toy/ isn't either. You get banned for that. In fact, as far as I know, 4chan /b/ is the only place The cat is out of the sack. <thinks that imageboard lingo equals to /pol/ Listen stupid newfag, what actual /pol/ does is complaining on whatever group, shoving their politics and shifting the board subject. All I did was using the words chink and nip and nothing political you brainless drama queen. If you want to be a screeching obnoxious moralfag and PCfaglord go back to whatever normalfag cancer you came from, including cuckchan. No one here forces you to use offensive words and you don't get to force anyone else here not to use these words. If you want to discuss toys freely without being a butthurt nigger, then you're welcome to stay, the decision is up to you.
>>671 <No, I didn't Again, you literally praise them while shitting on McFarlane, you're a fucking brandfag and you're attempt to goalpost is pathetic. <all it does is prove that I spend less time on imageboards than you do Of course, you clueless braindead newfag and to think you're even proud of your ignorance. </pol/ is full of your kind You know jackshit about /pol/ you self-admitted newfag. >that's how everyone talks and no-one else is complaining or finds it offensive YES, you fucking idiot. <'fun' Yes, saying nigger is fun, go eat shit you uptight moralfag. <wahh you use non-PC languge! Go be normalnigger somewhere else, twatter seems more up your speed. https://invidious.snopyta.org/embed/wXF8MIG_HQI
>getting this eternally assmad about saying the nigger-word Can we go back to talking about little plastic toys for children? Please? >>666 >Dinos vs mechs Looks pretty cool. I'm just not into the Playmobil look.
Jesus Christ, can you two cool it? The only thing that reeks of 4chan is attacking your fellow anons and slinging insults back and forth. I'm not asking you to have the same opinions; in fact having different tastes and opinions is what keeps discussion here going and stops this place from becoming a circle jerk forum. Take a leaf out of /animu/'s book and take it easy. Relax. We're all here because we don't want to be forced to use the cesspit that is 4/toy/ and we all want discussion, so let's not turn on each other pointlessly. I'm not here to moderate what you say, end of. You are adults and should have a solid grasp of the English language, therefore you are responsible for what you type up in your posts. I don't see why you would ever need to use nigger, chink, etc on /toy/ but I expect anyone here is both mature and responsible so if you think your post needs it I won't interfere. If I start to moderate the language anons can use, where will it stop? I think its a very slippery slope and easy to fall into Draconian moderation. Also I have lifted the ban put in place as I fail to see what rules were broken. Consider this a warning - please don't ban those who disagree with you. Just like me, you are shackled by the rules and must act and behave in accordance with them. The rules dictate more how BO/mods behave than how the anons behave. So let's have this be the last of it and get back to talking about our crippling plastic crack addiction.
>>676 Wait, he tried to get me banned? Lol. Thanks BO, that all seems fair enough, thanks for making that clear. Can I delete my posts then? it might send the wrong message to others about what's acceptable here. I'll try to ignore the racist comments from now on and keep the discussion to toys.
>>676 >as I fail to see what rules were broken He started to talk about politics whining about natscos, /pol/, racists, incels, etc and going on with stupid brand wars McFarlane is shit and Mazco is superior like >>568 >please don't ban those who disagree with you I never did and never would, otherwise I would've ban him immediately after the first post.
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>>379 oi, so i saw this stuff named "Astracraft" and its coming out in May (2021) I am noticing that it seems to be made in a similar maner to this snap ships some anon was mentioning last year Astracraft is made by "ToyEasy", which seesm to be a chinese company Dunno, but everything seems too suspicious
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>>681 more pics just in case
>>681 >>682 Not my thing but these look interesting. Its about time there were more creative toys on the market, especially with Lego stagnating. >everything seems too suspicious I wouldn't be surprised. Some Chinese companies are now moving on from making bootleg toys and on to making their own toys using stolen designs. Websites like kickstarter are enabling them to just copy ideas and give them a new facelift.
>>682 Isn't it based of a game, I've seen many things like this. Heck this has reminded me of those okd hotwheels car where you could change and swap vehicle parts.
>>681 Now this is more my speed. I like customisable stuff like this, plus the moon rover aesthetic is just gravy. >Dunno, but everything seems too suspicious I'm sure there's a US copyright for something very similar. For what it's worth, China are trying to put out more original toys, cartoons etc. in an attempt to be the next Japan. Although, 'original' might be a sliding scale.
>3P Transformers now made of crap plastics that age a decade or more in a year or less >Hasbro TFs have breakage issues, random QC faults, also yellowing I don't know if it's due to COVID but both sides of that coin have cheaped out on production costs and it's taking a heavy toll on the final goods. Hasbro won't change though, they have too many brain-dead autistic loyalists that will buy their toys even if handling them gave you HIV. Hasbro does tend to attract the most autistic people out there. Earthrise Grapple breaking? Loose joints? Nah, won't bother them since many of them but 5 copies of every pony & "here's another remake of a character you own 12 versions of" toy. However this will kill 3P since their stuff costs more and buyers are pickier about not buying QC garbage.
>>683 Designs being legit stolen is actually a rarity, for every instance of a bootlegger stealing CAD files there's like 9 instances of the original designers themselves selling off their files/molds to make some more bux out of the KO because after some time they realized they were too ambitious in pricing the original run. That's before we even go into certain brands who, in order to move leftover stock or having realized that they initially priced them too high, simply decide to rebrand their own shit as something else and sell them for way cheaper, sometimes even including fixes for previous QC issues. A good example of this would be the Warbotron Bruticus, which was sold as 5 packs of individuals for like $550, then got sold as an OSKO set under a different brand for $250, and is now being "reissued" as a boxed gift set for $180. >>690 >Hasbro does tend to attract the most autistic people out there These are the same people who think they are morally superior to weebs because "at least Transformers is not an anime" and "if I could have it the way I wanted, the Japanese would never have made any piece of Transformers media". Still, there's also the weight queen diecast autist on the other side of the argument who exclusively collects MP scale 3P because they want toys that they will never transform ever but look great doing an A pose on a shelf due to its size and paint, and can brag about its weight to others. I don't get this mentality - I personally have a mix of 3P and HasTak stuff and I'm not autistic about scale, plus if all you want is displaying something imposing for (fake) nerd cred, you could get statues that are way bigger, heavier and more high quality than any Fans Toys figure. You don't even have to exert the energy to pose them because they're already in a pretty dynamic pose!
There used to be a couple of Gacha anons around sometime ago Saw this stuff called "Capsuleroid" its a gacha toy The set is composed of 4 balls-that-turn-into- mecha armors and 2 small robot grills (the armor is big enough to fit the small robot in) couldnt find good pics, just some YT vids https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wChBddU-1fg

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