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Quolnok

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« Reply #320 on: 01-19-2010 13:16 »

At the very least we should get Mom and Chef Bender then.
Igner_Farnsworth

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« Reply #321 on: 01-20-2010 04:05 »

I just want a Scruffy (with a stack of porno mags) or even better a Hedonism Bot (with chocolate icing or a belt sander)smile
jabalong

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« Reply #322 on: 01-21-2010 15:02 »

Hard to believe as the figures aren't in hand, but it will already have been a year since we first saw the actual figures for Mom and Chef Bender (well prototypes anyway) at last year's New York Toyfair. So unless So nothing new left for Toynami to show us this time around unless they have an announcement and/or prototypes for a new post-Roberto series. Fingers crossed.
hobo bot

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« Reply #323 on: 01-22-2010 10:24 »

One can only hope for Lrrr and Morbo! smile
jabalong

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« Reply #324 on: 01-23-2010 06:34 »

Must have Morbo, must have him!

With so many great aliens and robots left, Toynami would be crazy not to do another series I'd think. Skip doing another round of variants of the main crew and just give us some of the cool secondary characters. Oh to dream...
willsterdude3000

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« Reply #325 on: 01-23-2010 10:07 »

Maybe Toynami will release some brand new action figures when season 6 airs later this year.

Willster- The annoying rascal ya love to hate
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #326 on: 01-24-2010 20:55 »

Maybe Toynami will release some brand new action figures when season 6 airs later this year.

That's a good point. They released Nudar from Bender's Big Score, so it's quite possible...
Quolnok

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« Reply #327 on: 02-02-2010 05:54 »

Entertainment Earth now has series 8!
jabalong

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« Reply #328 on: 02-05-2010 14:31 »

Thanks for the update, Big Bad Toy Store has them too now.
JavieR

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« Reply #329 on: 02-11-2010 17:39 »

I have to wait 3 weeks for the series 8 figures to arrive over here after I ordered the items.. but it will worth the wait..
Quolnok

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« Reply #330 on: 02-12-2010 03:07 »

I'm pretty sure I'll get them next week, if the local comic shop gets them in then.
hopie4ever

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« Reply #331 on: 02-12-2010 11:48 »

*sigh* the forbidden planets wont have series 8 until march or april
hobo bot

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« Reply #332 on: 02-12-2010 12:35 »

Not long until NY fair now, what, if anything does Toynami have in store for us!!??  wink
jabalong

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« Reply #333 on: 02-12-2010 15:29 »

Yup, fingers crossed that Toynami shows up in New York next week with some new Futurama prototypes! Not getting my hopes up, but am cautiously optimistic.

I'll be keeping an eye on ASM's Toy Fair 2010 page.
jabalong

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« Reply #334 on: 02-15-2010 08:05 »

Great news puny humans, Toynami's Futurama line goes on!!!



My first impression is YES!!! - the line is continuing and we're getting more figures!

My second impression is YES!!! - Morbo and URL were at the top of my list, and obsolete Bender was on my mind too and looks great.

My third impression is WTF!? - Morbo is huge! That said, quickly Googled Morbo and he is bigger than I remembered - at least 50% bigger than puny humans.



Anyone have any screenshots of Morbo actually standing up in full beside a human? We're so used to him sitting, but he probably is huge. That said, found a couple of things, and he seems to vary, sometimes not much bigger, other times quite a bit bigger.

Here's a short clip on YouTube where at the very end Bender walks by and his eyes are at shoulder-height for Morbo's wife, which would put his eyes at about mid-chest height for Morbo. And Morbo is slouching as his wife does his tie. So maybe Toynami's not far off.

That aside, I think all three figures look great. And I think this is just the teaser, with more to come as part of this new series/wave. Morbo could be the build-a-figure or not. Regardless, I'm guessing that there's bound to be at least another couple of figures (one more + BAF, or two more if Morbo is the BAF). Probably still to be confirmed - as the little sign says these are "Summer 2010", which means time to announce a few more. Maybe someone at ToyFair will ask the Toynami reps to clarify their plans and post something somewhere.

But for now, I'm celebrating!
Quolnok

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« Reply #335 on: 02-15-2010 08:15 »

I was just beaten to posting this. Yeah, looks like we get another Bender. Much better than the Chef though. So series 9 is URL/WoodenBender. It could actually be a one series wave this time with these two each having half of Morbo as the buildable. Nice to get Morbo and URL.
jabalong

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« Reply #336 on: 02-15-2010 09:15 »

With Bender's popularity, Toynami's going to keep pumping them out. Personally I don't mind too much, especially with this one as he's so different from the other Benders.

Anything's possible, it could just be these figures, but I doubt it. The BAF only makes sense as a sweetener to get people to buy a bunch of figures they might not otherwise. But the fewer figures per series, then the more it costs Toynami per BAF. I think if it really got down to two figures, they'd be better off forgetting the BAF and just doing three figures, selling Morbo. Could be wrong, but I'm betting there are more figures to be announced.

By the way, here's another site with pictures, though nothing really different.

jabalong

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« Reply #337 on: 02-15-2010 13:43 »

Going back to Mom, Chef Bender and Roberto, here's a good review from Michael Crawford.

The fact that Bender comes with three new eye expressions that can be interchanged with previous Benders is a nice touch.

jabalong

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« Reply #338 on: 02-15-2010 14:48 »

It occurs to me that with Morbo and URL in the pipeline, Toynami will have now covered all the characters it produced in its I-Men line - just in case anyone's keeping score.



Tedward

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« Reply #339 on: 02-15-2010 16:02 »

The figures look pretty good!

However, if Morbo is that tall, then why wasn't Calculon taller as well? He's definitely supposed to be taller than Bender...and why is Roberto so big?
hopie4ever

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« Reply #340 on: 02-15-2010 16:16 »

Series 10 Morbo? That seems like the logic to me

24th century accesories are good big grin

I would prefer scruffy for the other half of ten... but it may be Smitty/Linda, the other half of the double act

If they want to keep up with Kidrobot they need Sal and Lrrr
hobo bot

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« Reply #341 on: 02-15-2010 21:45 »

This is with out a doubt GOOD NEWS EVERYONE!! big grin
jhvz

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« Reply #342 on: 02-17-2010 00:08 »

I need to catch up on my Futurama collection again. I don't even have a complete Robot Santa yet but seeing all of this new stuff really gets me exctited. It's awesome to finally get Morbo! + He's HUGE! :P
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« Reply #343 on: 02-17-2010 08:57 »

I'd hedge my bets on Morbo and Obsolete Bender being the sold characters and URL being the build-a-bot.  The "bot" in build-a-bot effectively rules out Morbo.  All the other's have been robots too, The Devil, Santa and Roberto.  Like Roberto, buying just the two (Morbo and Obsolete Bender) will give you the complete URL, unlike the first two build-a-bots requiring three figures to complete the "bonus".

Just my 2 cents.
hobo bot

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« Reply #344 on: 02-17-2010 09:27 »

Nah, i doubt it, the tag beneath URL says Series 9 - Wooden Bender And URL, i think there is probably more to come from Toynami on this and that other figures are in the works.
jabalong

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« Reply #345 on: 02-17-2010 14:37 »
« Last Edit on: 02-17-2010 14:39 »

Sometimes these things change, as we once had Lrrr announced at a show, only to have him replaced by Amy. But that's the exception, so odds are Wooden Bender and URL are the retail figures for Series 9 as per the little sign.

Personally, I don't think that two figures is enough to support a build-a-figure, so I'm guessing this will be another round of four, so two more figures in a Series 10. It's quite possible that Morbo is the build-a-figure (rather than a build-a-"bot" this time), because he's big and because the prototype is already done.

If you think about it, as Toynami looks to the next series (with the last of the Roberto waves in stores now), the first priority has to be to get the prototypes done, approved then into production. The packaging can be finished off later (with decisions on say a third and fourth figure able to be put off right up until the packaging is finalized).

But to get the next series underway, Toynami's got to have those two figures in the pipeline plus the build-a-figure as parts of it will go with those two figures. As such, there's a good chance that's what we've seen here are the two main figures (obsolete Bender and URL), plus the build-a-figure (Morbo).

Otherwise, if Obsolete Bender and URL are the Series 9 figures as indicated, and Morbo is not the build-a-figure, then that would be a problem potentially as Toynami's got to have the build-a-figure under way in order for its parts to be ready at the same time as the other two figures.

Does this make sense? Of course, I'm just speculating. Another possibility is there is no build-a-figure this time around, though that seems unlikely based on the track record of the line. A further possibility is there are a few more figures floating out there in development, with one of them being a build-a-figure/bot, but Toynami didn't get its act together in time to have them at ToyFair.

But if you think of it logically, in terms of Toynami concentrating on what it most needs to get the next series out, then it would make sense that Morbo's the build-a-figure to go with Bender and URL. Only time will tell...
jabalong

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« Reply #346 on: 02-17-2010 14:43 »

Going back to Mom, Chef Bender and Roberto, here's a good review from Michael Crawford.

The fact that Bender comes with three new eye expressions that can be interchanged with previous Benders is a nice touch.

I just received my Chef Bender and Mom - and am very pleased with these and the completed Roberto. Michael Crawford's review says it all. For my part, Bender's Bender, nicely done like the past Bender figures. For Mom, she's much lighter than I expected as the suit is quite thin, but she stands very sturdy (though without the fat suit, you probably need something to anchor her down). Roberto's cool, the knife and wild hand poses tie him together nicely.

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Quolnok

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« Reply #347 on: 02-17-2010 23:40 »

I'm still waiting on the comic shop to get them in...

Another possibility is that Morbo was intended as the limited release but wasn't approved in time for ToyFair. Say, did we ever see a Lrrr prototype? I don't think we did.
jabalong

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« Reply #348 on: 02-18-2010 12:09 »

Nope, there was never a Lrrr prototype, just a cardboard cutout of the animated version as I recall.
Professor Zoidy

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« Reply #349 on: 02-21-2010 01:54 »

It'll be ages before I see those in my local shops. They got Hermes is way after the release. Chef Bender needs to be in my collection. I'll be glad when I can go to my favorite comic book store. It's quite a drive for me to go, so I only get a chance about once a year, but I spend a LOT of money on stuff when I do get to go. Can we say "bags of Futurama figures" ?
jabalong

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« Reply #350 on: 02-21-2010 14:40 »

Something from Figures.com on the order of things with the new figures:

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Toynami had on display at Toy Fair their ninth assortment of Futurama action figures. Following the just completed Roberto Build-A-Bot wave, Futurama Series 9 will include Wooden Bender from the episode Obsoletely Fabulous, and URL, the smooth-taling robot peace officer. Look for these great new figures this summer.

Also unveiled was Morbo the Annihilator, host of Tea with Titans and co-anchor of Entertainment And Earth Invasion Tonite. The brainy alien may be part of Series 10 or either become the Build-A-Figure (Build-A-Brain?). Toynami will be making an announcement within the coming months regarding his placement in the line.
hobo bot

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« Reply #351 on: 02-21-2010 20:00 »

Hmmmm, the plot thickens, interesting stuff indeed, good spot Jabalong  smile
hopie4ever

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« Reply #352 on: 02-21-2010 20:47 »

Typical bullpies reporting, it might be one or the other and I don't know which but I have to right something even though I am providing no information
JavieR

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« Reply #353 on: 02-21-2010 23:42 »

Build-A-Brain... it should be Build-An-Alien.. but I don't like the idea. I would prefer other Build-A-Bot like Don-Bot... that would push a Wave with Johnny Mousepad and The Clamps!
Quolnok

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« Reply #354 on: 02-22-2010 03:53 »

Well, URL and Morbo's inclusions may suggest we'll get Schmidt and Lyn... nah, probably not. I'm sure Flexo or Blotto are coming out soon.

I'm still hoping to get the Planet Express ship as a Build-a-Wing though. Or at least to have nice easy joins like Santa's joints and Roberto's hip to torso joint in the next waves.
x.Bianca.x

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« Reply #355 on: 02-22-2010 11:59 »

I now own super king smile
jabalong

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« Reply #356 on: 02-22-2010 17:02 »

Well, URL and Morbo's inclusions may suggest we'll get Schmidt and Lyn...

And Elzar to go with Chef Bender - Bam!
Finglonger

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« Reply #357 on: 02-23-2010 19:54 »

I gotta admit, I'm a little disappointed in the Professor and Hermes. Mom and Chef Bender got a few accessories, but Hermes? Bupkis. They could have at least given him a small brain slug to attach (or, as I've suggested elsewhere, a removable head to put in a jar or put on backwards). The professor could have had a lot of things, like a finglonger or a what-if machine. I know costs had to be cut to keep the line alive, but don't they think that they could have sold more units with cooler acccesories?
jabalong

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« Reply #358 on: 02-25-2010 03:25 »
« Last Edit on: 02-25-2010 03:27 »

Ya, there's no doubt some accessories would have been nice. Let's hope we see more in the future.

Speaking of accessories and what not, anyone checked out these diorama backgrounds from ActionFigureDisplays? They seem pretty sweet and I've got my eye on this one for my Mezco Family Guy figures:



None of them really jump out at me though as being well suited for Futurama figures. So I dropped them this note:

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Nice displays, got anything in the works that would suit Toynami's Futurama figures? Need a future city skyline or some generic commercial cartoon interior along the lines of the cartoon living room for Family Guy. Cheers.

And here's what they had to say:

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Thanks for writing and taking an interest in Action Figure Displays.  We are planning on releasing a futuristic/robot city in Series 3, however there is no release date as of right now.  As for the "commercial cartoon interior", we will add that to the list of possible themes for the future.  We love to hear suggestions from other toy fans and we take every suggestion into consideration.

Of course an interior of the Planet Express building or ship would be sweet, but didn't think they'd make one just for Futurama, hence my suggestion of some kind of more generic commercial interior. But who knows, maybe they would.

Anyway, I'll look forward to seeing the futuristic/robot city one...
jhvz

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« Reply #359 on: 02-27-2010 17:07 »

I stopped collecting Futurama figures a while back because my comic shop doesn't stock the new figures anymore. They still have loads of Nudars and Calculons on their hands they can't seem to get rid off. I think I must have lost interest from not seeing any new figures there.

But the stuff from ToyFair and Michael Crawford's review of Chef Bender and Mom got me excited about this line again. So today I caught up with my abandoned Futurama collection in a big way. I just placed an order with Forbidden Planet for Amy, Clobberella, Prof. Farnsworth, Hermes, Chef Bender, Mom and the 2009 San Diego Comic Con exclusive Fry and Leela from Universe 1.

What a load of stuff! I can't wait for that big cardboard box to be delivered! Instead of waiting for months and months I'll be able to assemble Roberto in a matter of minutes. tongue

Only thing I'm missing now is the Santa Robot / Santa Bender two-pack from 2008. But I'll get that one too eventually. wink

Onto Morbo for 2010! smile
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