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Dana/Zuul...now an SDCC exclusive with a heftier price tag!

#1 User is offline   featofstrength 

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:00 PM

Thanks, Matty! Let's kill Ghostbusters fever forever!
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:06 PM

Pretty damn chicken $hit on mattel's part.
Knowing mattel's frame of mind, This is probably their thank you "gift" for those that supported Ghostbusters from the beginning.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:05 AM

The Thing said:

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Pretty damn chicken $hit on mattel's part.
Knowing mattel's frame of mind, This is probably their thank you "gift" for those that supported Ghostbusters from the beginning.


As weird as it is to say this as I've collected everything so far, but I didn't know if I was going to buy it anyway. This might confirm it. Nothing at SDCC looks appealing to me.
The good news is that it's not the thank you gift. Toyguru let it slip that whatever the thank you gift is, it's been given the development cycle of a figure and it's why we haven't heard anything yet.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 11:40 AM

View PostJangonate, on 01 May 2012 - 07:05 AM, said:

Toyguru let it slip that whatever the thank you gift is, it's been given the development cycle of a figure and it's why we haven't heard anything yet.


Im betting on Tony Scoleri...mostly because, if he's like Nunzio, hes a smaller figure with less articulation for tool parts. And thats not a complaint...would totally be awesome to be able to complete this duo as a "thank you."

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:34 PM

View Postfeatofstrength, on 01 May 2012 - 11:40 AM, said:

View PostJangonate, on 01 May 2012 - 07:05 AM, said:

Toyguru let it slip that whatever the thank you gift is, it's been given the development cycle of a figure and it's why we haven't heard anything yet.


Im betting on Tony Scoleri...mostly because, if he's like Nunzio, hes a smaller figure with less articulation for tool parts. And thats not a complaint...would totally be awesome to be able to complete this duo as a "thank you."


Now that would be cool of Mattel, it just doesn't make sense to have one and not the other.

Isn't there only one figure left after Dana? I know it wont happen, but here's to a Gozer!

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:37 PM

You know,I knew this was goingto happen with the Ghostbusters line.Unlike MOTUC,there is just not enough characters to keep the line going.The Dana Barrett figure?yeah,I can pass on that.Same with Voltron.I am not sure how Mattel plans to expand that line either.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 09:44 AM

View Postjedimaster-c, on 01 May 2012 - 07:37 PM, said:

You know,I knew this was goingto happen with the Ghostbusters line.Unlike MOTUC,there is just not enough characters to keep the line going.The Dana Barrett figure?yeah,I can pass on that.Same with Voltron.I am not sure how Mattel plans to expand that line either.


You've got a point, and I've mentioned it before too. There just isn't a huge wealth of characters to choose from with the GB line, just the facts. There are four main busters, and the rest is down hill. Now I would have loved to ride the whole way down that hill, I mean I want a Janine, a buster Tully, and don't get me started on all the ghosts that could be made for this. Point being that all the big bites have been taken from this pie, and all we have left is the crust. Personally I like the crust, but it's not for everyone.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 09:59 AM

They should have done an animated line, but that would require too many new sculpts and wouldn't be worth it for Mattel.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 11:35 AM

View PostBigBot84, on 02 May 2012 - 09:59 AM, said:

They should have done an animated line, but that would require too many new sculpts and wouldn't be worth it for Mattel.

Agreed

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 12:05 PM

View PostRockthePlank, on 02 May 2012 - 09:44 AM, said:

View Postjedimaster-c, on 01 May 2012 - 07:37 PM, said:

You know,I knew this was goingto happen with the Ghostbusters line.Unlike MOTUC,there is just not enough characters to keep the line going.The Dana Barrett figure?yeah,I can pass on that.Same with Voltron.I am not sure how Mattel plans to expand that line either.


You've got a point, and I've mentioned it before too. There just isn't a huge wealth of characters to choose from with the GB line, just the facts. There are four main busters, and the rest is down hill. Now I would have loved to ride the whole way down that hill, I mean I want a Janine, a buster Tully, and don't get me started on all the ghosts that could be made for this. Point being that all the big bites have been taken from this pie, and all we have left is the crust. Personally I like the crust, but it's not for everyone.


I like the crust, too, but I'm a super fan. If they made the mayor, he would be mine in a heartbeat, but I would completely understand if no one else felt that way. The only reason I'm considering a pass on Dana is because she's not really an 'action' figure. It's the only one that has disappointed me so far.

I don't think Gozer would be too far fetched. I, personally, am enjoying my Neca version and her two terror dogs, but I know others may have missed those.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 12:14 PM

View PostJangonate, on 02 May 2012 - 12:05 PM, said:

View PostRockthePlank, on 02 May 2012 - 09:44 AM, said:

View Postjedimaster-c, on 01 May 2012 - 07:37 PM, said:

You know,I knew this was goingto happen with the Ghostbusters line.Unlike MOTUC,there is just not enough characters to keep the line going.The Dana Barrett figure?yeah,I can pass on that.Same with Voltron.I am not sure how Mattel plans to expand that line either.


You've got a point, and I've mentioned it before too. There just isn't a huge wealth of characters to choose from with the GB line, just the facts. There are four main busters, and the rest is down hill. Now I would have loved to ride the whole way down that hill, I mean I want a Janine, a buster Tully, and don't get me started on all the ghosts that could be made for this. Point being that all the big bites have been taken from this pie, and all we have left is the crust. Personally I like the crust, but it's not for everyone.


I like the crust, too, but I'm a super fan. If they made the mayor, he would be mine in a heartbeat, but I would completely understand if no one else felt that way. The only reason I'm considering a pass on Dana is because she's not really an 'action' figure. It's the only one that has disappointed me so far.

I don't think Gozer would be too far fetched. I, personally, am enjoying my Neca version and her two terror dogs, but I know others may have missed those.


I had a feeling the guy with the avatar of himself in a GB uniform would be a super fan!

Yeah I want Gozer as the last figure. I totally missed out on the other one. You are right about Dana's biggest drawback being that she is more of a statue, I need to see a review before I can decide.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 02:41 PM

Wow Matty is charging $25 for the Dana figure??? At that price she better put out too... I haven't bought anything from Matty in close to a year, ever since the Club Infinite Earths wars to be exact. The only time that Ive bought a Mattel product was if it was on clearance, at Toys R Us for instance I found a DCUC Cyborg (the normal version, without the sonic arm bullsht) for $5... Sure the packaging looked like it was put in a fckin blender, but it was worth it... But since then I haven't bought anything that they have sold directly on their website.

The only way that I see myself getting this figure, is if its on sale at under $15 (that's including the extortion charges, which Matty sugar-coats by calling them "shipping and taxes" instead). Other than that, I don't think that its worth anything above $20 (with the extortion charges included).

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 02:32 PM

More Dana from Toy Guru



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Posted 14 May 2012 - 03:33 PM

And here I thought "Toy guru" only sucked at PR and character design (mighty specturd), it seems I was wrong and the man is multitalented, as he also sucks big time at toy reviews (no close ups at all).

On topic, I'm actually not really liking Dana that much, not only is she basically a statue she doesn't even have Sigourney's likeness. Maybe Matty couldn't get the rights so they went with generic look and only movie accurate outfit. :(

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 06:39 PM

View Postspidersam, on 14 May 2012 - 03:33 PM, said:

And here I thought "Toy guru" only sucked at PR and character design (mighty specturd), it seems I was wrong and the man is multitalented, as he also sucks big time at toy reviews (no close ups at all).


Haha! That's hilarious man, and I agree with you. Pixel Dan's reviews, makes Neitlich look like a freakin novice... Also one would think that after the many years that Matty has become an extortion racket, (and to a lesser degree a shylock business), they could have at least gotten a budget for a camera with zoom in/out capability... The damn looks like someone recorded it with a fckin Fisher Price camcorder... .

Pero que se puede esperar, de los mamónes de Matty...

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 08:40 AM

View PostDick_Grayson, on 14 May 2012 - 06:39 PM, said:

View Postspidersam, on 14 May 2012 - 03:33 PM, said:

And here I thought "Toy guru" only sucked at PR and character design (mighty specturd), it seems I was wrong and the man is multitalented, as he also sucks big time at toy reviews (no close ups at all).


Haha! That's hilarious man, and I agree with you. Pixel Dan's reviews, makes Neitlich look like a freakin novice... Also one would think that after the many years that Matty has become an extortion racket, (and to a lesser degree a shylock business), they could have at least gotten a budget for a camera with zoom in/out capability... The damn looks like someone recorded it with a fckin Fisher Price camcorder... .

Pero que se puede esperar, de los mamónes de Matty...


What do you mean by shylock?

As far as this video goes, he really seems to gloss over Dana. He doesn't really try and sell it at all, its kind of like "oh yeah, we got this Dana figure too, but seriously check out this other thing on Spiker, I mean Spikor, and don't forget how awesome Vykron is"

I really do want to want this figure, but Matty kind of pissed me off with this. Doesn't really look good, has no articulation, costs us an EXTRA $3 on top of the already high $22 price (sold directly from the company itself mind you, no middleman required so the profit margins are even higher) and we still are getting a sub-par figure. The whole GB/Matty relationship feels like a bad marriage. One has lost interest in the other, but they are still obligated to stay together for a little longer.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 03:31 PM

View PostRockthePlank, on 15 May 2012 - 08:40 AM, said:

View PostDick_Grayson, on 14 May 2012 - 06:39 PM, said:

View Postspidersam, on 14 May 2012 - 03:33 PM, said:

And here I thought "Toy guru" only sucked at PR and character design (mighty specturd), it seems I was wrong and the man is multitalented, as he also sucks big time at toy reviews (no close ups at all).


Haha! That's hilarious man, and I agree with you. Pixel Dan's reviews, makes Neitlich look like a freakin novice... Also one would think that after the many years that Matty has become an extortion racket, (and to a lesser degree a shylock business), they could have at least gotten a budget for a camera with zoom in/out capability... The damn looks like someone recorded it with a fckin Fisher Price camcorder... .

Pero que se puede esperar, de los mamónes de Matty...


What do you mean by shylock?

As far as this video goes, he really seems to gloss over Dana. He doesn't really try and sell it at all, its kind of like "oh yeah, we got this Dana figure too, but seriously check out this other thing on Spiker, I mean Spikor, and don't forget how awesome Vykron is"

I really do want to want this figure, but Matty kind of pissed me off with this. Doesn't really look good, has no articulation, costs us an EXTRA $3 on top of the already high $22 price (sold directly from the company itself mind you, no middleman required so the profit margins are even higher) and we still are getting a sub-par figure. The whole GB/Matty relationship feels like a bad marriage. One has lost interest in the other, but they are still obligated to stay together for a little longer.


http://dictionary.re...wse/shylock?s=t

What else is new with Matty.... I could tell you right now, that the only way that I see myself buying this crap, is if its at a 70% Off deal, like they had last Halloween. But other than that, I don't need this piece of plastic, taking up room in my home.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 05:23 PM

So, regardless of the price and sculpt. Will Dana/Zuul be available after SDCC as a cheap item for the thanksgiving sale?

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 09:32 AM

considering the line is officially dead, with no hopes of the essential Gozer and Terror Dogs, I dont know if i even want to bother getting this figure: it's definitely not worth tthe extra money and any headache involved with SDCC.

it's that time of year again: F**k SDCC.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 12:08 PM

View Postfeatofstrength, on 30 May 2012 - 09:32 AM, said:

considering the line is officially dead, with no hopes of the essential Gozer and Terror Dogs, I dont know if i even want to bother getting this figure: it's definitely not worth tthe extra money and any headache involved with SDCC.

it's that time of year again: F**k SDCC.


Has it been officially announced that matty will never produce the terror dogs or does it just feel that way? It seems like this is true but I have never heard it announced.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 09:51 PM

View PostVerdiboy, on 30 May 2012 - 12:08 PM, said:

View Postfeatofstrength, on 30 May 2012 - 09:32 AM, said:

considering the line is officially dead, with no hopes of the essential Gozer and Terror Dogs, I dont know if i even want to bother getting this figure: it's definitely not worth tthe extra money and any headache involved with SDCC.

it's that time of year again: F**k SDCC.


Has it been officially announced that matty will never produce the terror dogs or does it just feel that way? It seems like this is true but I have never heard it announced.


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Posted 15 August 2012 - 08:30 AM

Anyone else pass on this? I am really good on a staction that looks nothing like the actress.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 09:56 AM

I passed on this item, but a friend of mine that loves the ghostbuster line bought it and said it wasn't much more than a statue. If they do release anymore figures they will probably rereleases.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 10:50 PM

I passed on her too. I really was looking forward to her but after seeing she has no articulation and looks nothing not even a lil bit like weaver i passed. But i have my 4 busters in the custom ecto 1 i made and vego so i could not be happier. Belive it or not mattel sent me 2 vego's why i have no idea

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 08:33 AM

View Postnonameshmo30, on 20 August 2012 - 10:50 PM, said:

I passed on her too. I really was looking forward to her but after seeing she has no articulation and looks nothing not even a lil bit like weaver i passed. But i have my 4 busters in the custom ecto 1 i made and vego so i could not be happier. Belive it or not mattel sent me 2 vego's why i have no idea


pics of the custom ecto 1? Would love to see it!

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