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jabalong

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« Reply #360 on: 02-28-2010 14:15 »

Sweet, that's the motherload - nine figures plus Robot Santa parts! Enjoy.
jabalong

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« Reply #361 on: 03-01-2010 14:27 »

After all the recent excitement with the ToyFair news, now we're probably in for a few months of quiet again. With that in mind, how about something to keep the discussion going a bit...

It seems like the ToyFair news isn't the whole story as to the next waves. So let's assume for sake of argument that Toynami is sticking to four figures plus a build-a-figure, so five in total.

Regardless of who is the build-a-figure, we've seen three - Morbo, URL and Bender - so let's say there are two to be announced. Which two do you want?

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Igner_Farnsworth

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« Reply #362 on: 03-01-2010 14:40 »

Scruffy and Hedonism Bot as always.  I do actually wish they would come out with a Cubert so I could buy an extra one to abuse at will.  smile
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« Reply #363 on: 03-01-2010 22:02 »

I think Wooden Bender and URL will be the next wave and that Morbo is the new build-a-figure. He has to be because judging by this picture he wouldn't fit in the box as a regular figure.

This would make Morbo the first non build-a-bot but I'm fine with that. We've had a few cool robots but I also dig that we'll get a bigger Morbo this way.

For the other two figures in the wave beyond... Elzar (to go with Chef Bender) and Clamps! (to go with the Donbot and Joey Mousepad in the waves after that) big grin
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« Reply #364 on: 03-01-2010 23:43 »

Another possibility is Morbo as a comic con exclusive? We've had Golden Bender, Alternative + Mating Season Zoidberg, the Robot Santa and Santa Bender boxset and last years Alternative Fry and Leela. Yet this year all we are getting is a peek at the next wave. There are obviously at least another two figures in the pipeline but why are Toynami being so secretive?
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« Reply #365 on: 03-02-2010 01:58 »

Hey, I'm new here. First post.

Never thought of Morbo being a Comic Con exclusive. I just can't bring myself to think he's the BAF, since the Futurama line is Build-a-Bots. I guess we'll find out eventually.

Regarding jabalong's suggestion, I'd love to see Clamps, Joey, and Donbot, Cubert and Dwight, Scruffy and Lrrr, Leo and Inez. Since they're likely to keep a main character in each wave, I think Bender's Game variants would be cool for a future wave.
jabalong

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« Reply #366 on: 03-04-2010 01:25 »

Personally, it doesn't bother me if Morbo is the build-a-figure, as we're getting at least one new Bot for sure anyway in URL so it's all good to me.

I really doubt that Morbo is the exclusive, with my money being on a continuation of the alternate universe characters (Hermes, Amy and/or Farnsworth), as they are easy ones to do as convention exclusives.

In terms of why Toynami is being cagey on all this, I suspect they just didn't know themselves in time for ToyFair. The continuation of the line this year was always far from a certainty, so it's quite possible they got a late start on planning for it.

Now which two figures would I like to see added on? Since we're already getting another Bender, I'm going to assume for sake of argument that it won't include another core character variant. So I think I'd like Scruffy and Lrrr or Slurms.

That said, I wouldn't be averse to Elzar, Smitty or Linda to compliment Chef Bender, URL and Morbo (though Linda would have "pegwarmer" written all over her me thinks).

I'm always up for more Bots, with Hedonism Bot and Preacherbot being high on my list for regular figures (along with Kwanzaabot - but I think he'd have to be a build-a-bot as he's probably big).

And Clamps, Joey and Donbot would be great too, though seems hard to see Toynami doing a set of these three if the series are only something like four figures. How about a box set? That would be sweet.
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« Reply #367 on: 03-10-2010 02:13 »
« Last Edit on: 03-11-2010 12:09 »

Well, I'll finally be picking up series 8 tomorrow night.

Meanwhile, series 9 is now on Big Bag Toystore, confirming Morbo as the build a bot figure.

Edit: Got series 8. Bender is pretty much as expected. Roberto is great and easy to assemble unlike the Devil. Mom looks better in the fat suit, especially since mine has a very damaged right shoulder. It was probably from the machines smashing the arm in the wrong way, she also has a large scrape on the right side, slightly lower down. Good thing the fat suit covers it all.
jabalong

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« Reply #368 on: 03-11-2010 15:45 »

Meanwhile, series 9 is now on Big Bag Toystore, confirming Morbo as the build a bot figure.

Good spot! And "2nd Quarter 2010" - so by the end of June, though we know how these dates shift...
jabalong

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« Reply #369 on: 03-11-2010 15:57 »
« Last Edit on: 03-11-2010 16:10 »

Slurmed has a write-up on this - quoting Quolnok here as the source!

Also Toy News International as the source of the pics:





These look like pictures from the actual box covers. If so, one wonders if the announcement of the remaining figures (I'm assuming there are others) might come soon as they'd need to be on the box covers as well.

Though Toynami could have just dummied up some for these figures and the actual boxes may not be finished yet. But if these figures really are coming by June or July, I'd imagine they'll need to finalize this in the not too distant future.
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« Reply #370 on: 03-11-2010 23:52 »

Yeah, there's a reason I didn't bother mentioning the date. I don't believe it. also, at Toyfair it was "Summer 2010" - assuming they mean northern hemisphere - that's June - August, the new range is Q2; April - June. The overlap is June. If they don't release them in June, I'm fairly sure we'll at least know whether series 9 is the entire wave 4. If not, Comic-Con is July...
jabalong

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« Reply #371 on: 03-12-2010 04:15 »

With Morbo being huge, should be pretty safe to say that there will be more figures to this wave - probably two more like the Roberto wave. Can't see why they wouldn't, as Morbo will be really popular so why not spread him across more figures. But who those other figures will be is the big question...
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« Reply #372 on: 03-13-2010 00:40 »

Totally safe to say there are another two figures on the way. Which two i think could be up to us... All i can suggest is that we keep posting on this and other Futurama sites. Toynami will be watching and if the demand is high they will continue to produce and will go with what the fans and supporters want.
lukehanson126

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« Reply #373 on: 03-24-2010 18:10 »

Since we briefly theorized on what future figures we'd WANT to see, are there any characters that you DON'T want to be made into figures for one reason or another?
jabalong

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« Reply #374 on: 03-25-2010 15:22 »

That's an interesting question. Of course there are figures that I'd prefer not be made before others that are higher on my wishlist. But are there figures I'd really have a hard time bringing myself to buy (and then only then for the build-a-figure parts)? Hmmm, the ones that come to mind are maybe Leela and/or Amy's parents? They'd seem like a waste of figures to me, at least for the foreseeable future, when there are so many cool robots, aliens and other characters out there. And while I don't mind Bender variants, I wouldn't be all that excited about variants of the other main characters (that I can think of anyway). That's my two cents, though open to suggestions on other figure ideas that I should be wishing don't get made.

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lukehanson126

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« Reply #375 on: 03-25-2010 18:37 »

Agree with Leela's and/or Amy's parents. They can wait. I think any of the cast of "All My Circuits" could wait (though Boxy would be an AWESOME accessory for someone). I don't think Hedonismbot would be that interesting of a figure. And, as you said, Bender variants need to be put on hold. Unless they do a series of "Bender's Game" variants and we get Titanius Anglesmith with the rest of the fantasy characters, I don't want another Bender.


Side note: I think Destructor would be a perfect Build-A-Bot. He could be HUGE!
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« Reply #376 on: 03-26-2010 05:26 »

I want Boxy but he is not a true "action" figure big grin

I would hate a Michelle figure. Other figures that could be made way later are the Sewer Mutants..

There are also very popular minor characters I would love like Clamps, Johnny Mousepad.. and of course the Donbot. Right now with the Morbo build-an-alien, Linda should appear.. even when she is not that popular, but she is Morbo's complement

I do think the Hedonismbot could be very funny, but is also a very stiff figure... Destructor or the DonBot could be a great build-a-bot figures.
Quolnok

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« Reply #377 on: 03-27-2010 10:39 »

Since I'll have four Benders after series 9, I don't want any more of those. I wouldn't like Leela, Amy or Fry's parents or Michelle. We can certainly put off any of the guys named Joe. Yivo wouldn't make a very good figure, shklee'd probably just end up part of a Fry variant as a tentacle that doesn't connect to anything.

I diagree about the mutants, I want a Leg Mutant "action" figure.

I do like the idea of Donbot and Destructor as build-a-bots (though I am still hoping they'll go all out on a Planet Express ship). Boxy would be a nice addition to go with Calculon. Has anyone suggested Wernstrom yet?
jabalong

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« Reply #378 on: 03-27-2010 15:20 »
« Last Edit on: 03-27-2010 15:28 »

I'd love to see Toynami consider some Futurama multi-figure box sets.

Mezco had a couple for Family Guy and one for South Park, which is a nice way of getting sets of figures done and increasing the product.

Otherwise, when you're down to four figures a wave as we are now with Futurama, it makes it hard to do a group of figures as they'll end up taking up the whole wave or you'll only end up just doing one/some of them but not all.

So for instance so far we have Mom but no sons, Chef Bender but no Elzar, Morbo but no Linda, URL but no Smitty, etc. Now maybe we'll get some of these, but odds are not all of them. However, these could have all been ideas for multi-figure box sets.

Looking ahead, Donbot, Joey and Clamps would make a great three-figure box set. Likewise you could do a box set of bots from All My Circuits to go with Calculon. Any other ideas for say a two to four figure box set?

Futurama's got so many great-looking robots and aliens that ought to have great shelf appeal to the casual Futurama fan / general scifi figure collector. To my mind, Toynami ought to look for ways to crank up the product and box sets might be an avenue.
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« Reply #379 on: 03-27-2010 16:41 »

I think the figures have missed opportunity with the lack of accesories, some characters would make good accesories rater than individual figures, like the leg mutant or the hypnotoad, brain slug, slurms mckenzie etc
lukehanson126

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« Reply #380 on: 03-27-2010 17:25 »

Box sets are a fantastic idea. You already nailed the Robot Mafia (who could also come with a Tinny Tim as an accessory?) and All My Circuits.

Mom's Sons - Larry, Walt, Igner
Holiday Set- Kwanzaabot, Chanukah Zombie, Robot Santa, maybe introduce a new holiday character
Sewer Mutants - Dwayne, Raoul, Vyolet, and "Leggy"

What if they did a "Many Voices Of..." series?
Maurice LaMarche - Lrrr, H.G. Blob, Hedonismbot, Hyperchicken
John DiMaggio - Sal, Randy, Elzar, Mr. Panucci

etc...
Quolnok

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« Reply #381 on: 03-29-2010 01:28 »

Legal system set - Smitty, Hyperchicken and two of (Whitey, Poopenmeyer and/or Agnew)
Children - Cubert, Dwight, Tinny Tim (and maybe a few of the orphans, because these are small figures)
jabalong

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« Reply #382 on: 03-29-2010 16:42 »

Here's a set I talked about a long time ago, but forget all about: heads in jars!

With so many possibilities, it's a real shame that Toynami has yet to make any more heads in jars. I've had people look at my full set of figures and the first thing they say is how cool the Nixon head in the jar is.

One idea I had awhile back was for Toynami to include one head in a jar per figure along with a piece of a rack - collect them all, then build the rack and have a display, like a BAF.

But not sure it'd have the same draw as a BAF and maybe instead would be a cool idea for a box set. Something like 8 or 10 heads in jars along with a double-row rack to display them, like you see them in storage (?) in some episodes.

I think it'd be a great box set and depending who the personalities are might even have some crossover appeal beyond Futurama fans.
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« Reply #383 on: 03-29-2010 19:26 »

Heads in Jars would be cool, but there's so many of them. And most of them are only in an episode or two and only serve as a background gag.

How about a Globetrotters set? Have Bubblegum Tate, Curly Joe, and Sweet Clyde. Then they could also release a Mutant Atomic Supermen set!
jabalong

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« Reply #384 on: 03-30-2010 05:37 »

I wouldn't be too bothered about which heads they were, as would just be cool to have a double rack of some like this:



That said, here's some that come to mind: Leonard Nimoy (gotta have Spock! other Trek stars cool too),  Al Gore (seem to think he's been on a few times - with his special head "costume"), Matt Groenig and David X Cohen (hail the creators).







Anyone have a list of all the heads and how many episodes they've appeared. Presumably the heads with the most reappearances would be the ones to do.

By the way, while I was looking for pictures of heads, came across this one - South Park's Eric Cartman! Didn't catch that one at the time.



Just remembered another box set I suggested a long time ago: the Star Trek cast. If they could swing the licensing, it'd be a huge seller/moneymaker I'm sure with Futurama and Star Trek fans. I want Welshie!



Wouldn't be tops on my list of box sets, but I'd be down for some Globetrotters.



If so, here's an option for a Bender variant (I know some people have had enough Benders, but as long as the line last more Bender variants are inevitable):

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« Reply #385 on: 03-30-2010 07:33 »

Wow, someone did their homework! I never thought about Gore with his fancy jar. Speaking of him, why not a Vice Presidential Action Rangers set? Have Gore AND Gore's head in a jar (for kicks), Nichelle Nichols, Stephen Hawking, and Gygax (r.i.p.)
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« Reply #386 on: 04-06-2010 21:59 »

Heads in jars? Released in a boxset? Anyone who does not like this idea is CRAZY!!! This would compensate for the lack of accessories and due to the size of the heads a Brainslug and maybe Hypno Toad would fit in perfectly!
Also for the next wave i think we are in need of a Lrrr and a Slurms. Top of my list however is a Robot Mafia boxset. If they can make a Nudar then surely that would be possible?
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« Reply #387 on: 04-07-2010 04:17 »

FACT ATTACK: I have received the valuable information that... drum roll please... Morbo will be the tallest futurama toynami figure ever! Exciting! Remember, keep him away from cats because "Kittens give Morbo gas."
lukehanson126

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« Reply #388 on: 04-07-2010 04:36 »

We know Morbo is the tallest... that's why he's the BAF. He's too tall to fit inside the boxes, so they abandoned Build-a-Bots (for the time being, at least) to include Morbo. Still cool though.
M.E.A.T lion

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« Reply #389 on: 04-07-2010 04:39 »

Now you've upset me.

Thanks for the info.. I didn't know what the deal was with the build-a-bots.
jabalong

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« Reply #390 on: 04-07-2010 11:32 »
« Last Edit on: 04-07-2010 11:35 »

Morbo's going to be even taller than Robot Santa and his spiked ball? Robot Santa will be displeased and may just shove coal so far up Morbo's stocking he'll be coughing up diamonds! Then again I wonder if Morbo the Annihilator could take Robot Santa down?





lukehanson126

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« Reply #391 on: 04-08-2010 01:04 »

I don't know... Morbo seems to be all about annihilating the human race. If he had the interest to also annihilate Robot Santa, he may be able to hold his own, but I think Robot Santa might come out on top.

Too bad Celebrity Deathmatch isn't on anymore to pit these two titans of death against each other.
jabalong

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« Reply #392 on: 04-08-2010 06:13 »
« Last Edit on: 04-08-2010 06:14 »

Stumbled upon a good review of Series 8 over at Figures.com. The pictures are nicely done - I like this one of all the characters made so far (except Nudar or the variants)...



jabalong

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« Reply #393 on: 04-08-2010 06:43 »

Looking through the photos over at Figures.com, one of them got me thinking about comparing the height of Morbo versus Robot Santa using a couple of Benders for reference. Took a couple of photos and some very amateur skills and came up with this:



Hard to get it exact as the angle at which the pictures are taken is different, but gives an idea anyway. Could be wrong, but I suspect Morbo will about the same height as Robot Santa.
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« Reply #394 on: 04-08-2010 09:34 »

Nice hypothesizing. Like you said, hard to be completely accurate, but I think you got as close as anyone could.

That's also a really cool group shot. I still can't get over how good the figures look compared to their cartoon counterparts.
willsterdude3000

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« Reply #395 on: 04-11-2010 17:49 »

What about a planet express building set? It would come with a huge plastic model of the Planet Express building, plus the team and a planet express ship.
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« Reply #396 on: 04-19-2010 20:42 »

I hope the do the squishy brain slug again.
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« Reply #397 on: 04-20-2010 23:38 »

Stumbled upon a good review of Series 8 over at Figures.com. The pictures are nicely done - I like this one of all the characters made so far (except Nudar or the variants)...



i got bender chef bender fry and leela. i want amy and the profecer


Archonix

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« Reply #398 on: 04-21-2010 11:06 »

Woo, I got a chance to grab the alternate universe Fry and Leela for not very much money. Go me!
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« Reply #399 on: 04-21-2010 11:34 »

Those look awesome! I don't mind getting them.

Now if only I have the moonies frown
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