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On 9/11/2019 at 2:46 PM, JayC said:

Thanks but honestly the only thing remotely new here is the packaging which is well packaging. The figures were announced back in July during SDCC and have been up for pre-order on Gamestop's website since then since they are Gamestop exclusives.

Charly the raptor wasn't announced or teased prevously.

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I know the stuff from Jurassic Park/world is not much commented here and the news already has about a week that it came out but I know there are a couple of people who will find it worth commenting so

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1/6 Alphonse and Elric coming and are about to drop for preorder! Beautiful stuff! We've seen these shown at some toy fairs and cons overseas, but here are some official product shots. Looks awesome! 
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REBOR, a UK company that designs and produces high-end animal figurines, mostly dinosaur themed, is releasing an epic concept piece: a Xenomorph T-Rex Hybrid.

REBOR has expanded their line beyond scientific replicas and introduced a few movie inspired designs from Kong, Jurassic Park, and others. REBOR figurines can be found at BBTS. Source is the REBOR Facebook page: facebook.com/reborstudio/

 

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1 hour ago, GojiBill said:

REBOR, a UK company that designs and produces high-end animal figurines, mostly dinosaur themed, is releasing an epic concept piece: a Xenomorph T-Rex Hybrid.

REBOR has expanded their line beyond scientific replicas and introduced a few movie inspired designs from Kong, Jurassic Park, and others. REBOR figurines can be found at BBTS. Source is the REBOR Facebook page: facebook.com/reborstudio/

 

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Interesting Xenomorph dinosaur hybrid, however I'm more interested in their upcoming "Grab 'N Go" range of vinyl dinosaur models, they say those'll be more affordable.

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Gamestop deal of the day, today 10/23, DC Collectibles Batman/TMNT 2 packs are on sale for $10 off, $39.99 and free shipping.  I picked up the Robin/Raphael pack because I really wanted that Damian Wayne figure and I wasn't willing to pay full price.  The Batman/Leonardo pack is also on sale today!

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Learned from Kaiju Battle’s Facebook page that some of the Godzilla figures from Playmates have been found in stores. If the images are genuine, it is horrible news for Godzilla fans. The figures are horrendous. They appear to be reused Bandai sculpts with less detail and awful paint apps. I have seen knock-offs with better quality.


Link to website: https://www.kaijubattle.net

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11 hours ago, Neovorticism2 said:

@GojiBill
 Far as I know these figures are from Bandai America not playmates and to be frank you can't ask much to Bandai America, so for that price I guess they're fine.

They were originally from Bandai America, but Playmates recently acquired the rights. Reportedly, these are the Playmate versions. Looks like they got the molds too. The vinyls were never as detailed as the more collector oriented figures, but the paint apps were never this bad. Some additional pics provided by Kaiju Battle below.

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11 minutes ago, GojiBill said:

They were originally from Bandai America, but Playmates recently acquired the rights. Reportedly, these are the Playmate versions. Looks like they got the molds too. The vinyls were never as detailed as the more collector oriented figures, but the paint apps were never this bad. Some additional pics provided by Kaiju Battle below.

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Oh, I see, being honest I hadn't heard that the license had already changed company, I guess there won't be much difference compared to what Bandai offered but that Kong looks nice. It hurts that these figures are not going to be carried to my country.

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34 minutes ago, Neovorticism2 said:

Oh, I see, being honest I hadn't heard that the license had already changed company, I guess there won't be much difference compared to what Bandai offered but that Kong looks nice. It hurts that these figures are not going to be carried to my country.

LOL, thats because there has been no word of that happening. Are these in the US or somewhere else, does anyone know? I've reached out to Playmates to see if they can shed any light on this but with the Holidays upon us not sure when I might hear back

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3 hours ago, JayC said:

LOL, thats because there has been no word of that happening. Are these in the US or somewhere else, does anyone know? I've reached out to Playmates to see if they can shed any light on this but with the Holidays upon us not sure when I might hear back

From what I’ve read, they appear to be in US stores, not sure the exact location. Skreeonk.com shared an article that provided a little more info. Link: https://toy-wizards.com/2019/12/23/everyone-is-crying-looking-at-playmates-new-godzilla-toys/

I realize this line is intended for kids, but they look horrible by any standard.

Kaiju Battle shared some comparison photos that show just how bad these Playmates figures are compared to previous releases.

 

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44 minutes ago, GojiBill said:

From what I’ve read, they appear to be in US stores, not sure the exact location. Skreeonk.com shared an article that provided a little more info. Link: https://toy-wizards.com/2019/12/23/everyone-is-crying-looking-at-playmates-new-godzilla-toys/

I realize this line is intended for kids, but they look horrible by any standard.

Kaiju Battle shared some comparison photos that show just how bad these Playmates figures are compared to previous releases.

 

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Thks, I will wait till I get more details from Playmates. This doesnt look like a case of one company getting the license from another. This looks like where two companies are working together cause one maybe has better distribution channels or such putting out a cheaper version of the same thing. I've seen this type of thing before. I remember back in the day when Jazwares put out cheap versions of the Sota Toys Street fighter figures that saw release at KB stores. If this was an actual case of one company taking over a license from another I doubt they would be releasing the same product with same packaging.

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21 minutes ago, JayC said:

Thks, I will wait till I get more details from Playmates. This doesnt look like a case of one company getting the license from another. This looks like where two companies are working together cause one maybe has better distribution channels or such putting out a cheaper version of the same thing. I've seen this type of thing before. I remember back in the day when Jazwares put out cheap versions of the Sota Toys Street fighter figures that saw release at KB stores. If this was an actual case of one company taking over a license from another I doubt they would be releasing the same product with same packaging.

Understood, that makes more sense. All my info is coming from the fan sites, but it will be nice to have insight straight from the source. I remember those Jazzware Street Fighters. They were definitely lower in detail/articulation/accessories and not intended for collectors, but they were a decent toy line for kids. These offerings from Playmates are just sad. I hope the price reflects their efforts. Lanyard could’ve done a much better job. Their K:SI and Rampage figures were far superior to what Playmates has put out so far.

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Well, I know that here I am only interested in this, but Diamond Select Toys has released new promotional photos of the Castlevania figures in packaging and a better look at the accesories.

I don't have many expectatives about this line but I'm a big Castlevania fan and I want to know if they're worthy so I would like to see how the actual figures look, 'cause I've seen pictures of the DST Last Air Bender figures in other pages and I don't like anything what  I've seen.

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NECA continues to repackage its previous Godzilla figures in new boxes featuring the movie posters and has posted more images of Shin Godzilla’s box art via their Facebook page. Both versions are scheduled for release early this year.

 

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Not quite action figure related, but still within the collector realm. Official Godzilla themed Monopoly and Jenga are being released in Spring 2020. See link and image below.

Link: https://theop.games/2020/02/toho-and-the-op-games-launch-godzilla-monopoly-jenga/

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