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bankrupt

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« on: 03-29-2002 15:21 »

Has anyone got the H.G. Blob squishy toy yet?
New Force Comics says all their preorders for it have shipped.  I ordered mine from Amazon, but their site says it hasn't been released yet(they're always behind the ball).  Just wondering if anyone has their grubby paws on it yet!
Moonside

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« Reply #1 on: 03-29-2002 15:31 »

You know, I've got the same thing going on with Amazon and that Futurama paper doll book. Except I preordered it a month or two ago, and its estimated time of arrival was, uh, the previous December. Looking at it, I see that it actually is shipping now, so I guess the beginning of April isn't too bad for something that claimed to be out in February. See if I deal with you again, Amazon.
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« Reply #2 on: 03-29-2002 15:45 »

amazon is good to deal with when they stock something. Preordering seems to be a mess. Didn't realise that till now but will stop promoting preorders on items on cgef if there is another source to get it from ... annoys me really to tell people "you can get it there, should ship in a week" and then amazon starts stinking.
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #3 on: 03-29-2002 17:56 »
« Last Edit on: 03-29-2002 17:56 »

I got a H.G. Blob with Bender "in" (Doh) it and I got it from comic book store that I shop at at all the time.
bankrupt

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« Reply #4 on: 03-29-2002 18:50 »

 
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Originally posted by homerjaysimpson:
I got a H.G. Blob with Bender it and I got it from comic book store that I shop at at all the time.

So what's your opinion of it?
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #5 on: 03-29-2002 20:31 »



He's pretty cool but they made him too sticky. I have a crapy digital cam, so he is a lot better looking than this pic.
cellery

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« Reply #6 on: 03-29-2002 20:36 »

Cool, I can't wait to get that and add to my figures collection. How much was it BTW? My comic book store always jacks prices up, the bastards.    mad  Yet I keep buying stuff there since I'm impatient and don't want to wait for stuff to get shipped.    tongue
homerjaysimpson

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« Reply #7 on: 03-29-2002 20:44 »

 
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Originally posted by cellery:
How much was it BTW?

About Ten Bucks.

Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #8 on: 03-30-2002 05:27 »

Next time I take a trip to Forbidden Planet I'll make sure I get one.
TheVoices

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« Reply #9 on: 03-30-2002 16:07 »

 
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Originally posted by Otis P Jivefunk:
Next time I take a trip to Forbidden Planet I'll make sure I get one.

where is this Forbidden Planet you speak of? i have real trouble finding places that sell Futurama stuff cos i live in England
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #10 on: 03-30-2002 16:24 »

The Forbidden Planet I speak of is in Bristol, I live quite a long way from Bristaol but it's the nearest one I know of to me.
KENNEDY

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« Reply #11 on: 04-05-2002 14:29 »

I just got my one with fry inside.
the blob is great.it's like a squishy snow glob(it has glitter and water inside.
Fry could be better though.it's head sculpt could be better and so could the paintwork on it.
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #12 on: 04-05-2002 14:37 »

I understand variants contain Fry, Bender, or Leela...if "Leela" Blobs exist, they're probably deliberately rare. A quick peek at eBay shows a couple of Fry and Bender pieces, but no Leelee.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #13 on: 04-05-2002 14:43 »

I hate it when they do that, now I'll have to buy all the variants, if I can find them.
TheVoices

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« Reply #14 on: 04-06-2002 03:11 »

 
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Originally posted by BrainSluggo:
I understand variants contain Fry, Bender, or Leela...if "Leela" Blobs exist, they're probably deliberately rare. A quick peek at eBay shows a couple of Fry and Bender pieces, but no Leelee.

there is no Leela one, it's fry, bender and zoidberg
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #15 on: 04-06-2002 04:04 »

ZOIBY? Oh hell, I must have one. (It's more "politically safe" than a Leela one. Y'know, violence against women and all that rot. Oh, but the lobster and robot and the young--whattayacallit--idiot! Sure, THEY can die in the translucent acidic bowels of the vile space creature. Fine! I'll get my lawyer!!  big grin )
Teral

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« Reply #16 on: 04-06-2002 04:12 »

Just don't go to the same lawyer that I use. Damn Hyperchicken always loses my lawsuits, I'm telling you it's the last time I use him.

On the other hand he did pretty well on my murder trial last year. Insanity plea in 2 minutes flat.  big grin

These figures sounds neat. I'll try and look for them next time I'm in the capital.
Shadowstar

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« Reply #17 on: 04-06-2002 12:30 »

I saw the H.G. Blob with Fry in it at that comic shop nearby the Empire State Building, but for $10, I passed.
Chump

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« Reply #18 on: 04-06-2002 14:12 »

Leela was too smart to be eaten...
Zoidberg on the other hand...
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #19 on: 04-06-2002 22:39 »

Just picked one up today. Ten bucks, but it's sooooooooo cute and smells like spray paint! (Let's all get high and act like retards!)

Okay, after extensive research online and in the (horrors!) outside world, I've found the H.G.Blobs come with Fry, Bender, or Farnsworth, not Zoidberg. (Oh, so now they're picking on senior citizens! WHERE'S MY LAWYER!?!   wink  )
bankrupt

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« Reply #20 on: 04-07-2002 00:23 »

No Zoidberg?  I was hoping I'd get a Zoidberg in mine.  At this point I'm just hoping for anything.  Amazon.com is so slow with the blob!
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #21 on: 04-07-2002 01:28 »
« Last Edit on: 04-07-2002 01:28 »

Let me clarify: I can't find one word of a Zoidberg Blob, aside from TheVoices' mention. In spite of my research, I also had no idea that there was a Farnsworth Blob either, until I got my mitts on it. So the Zoidberg Blob may exist; however the store where I picked mine up had loads of Fry Blobs, many Bender Blobs, a few Farnsworth Blobs, but no Zoidberg, Leela, or other Blobs. If they exist, they're rare ones. (A Zapp Blob would be kickass. It'd be well worth ten schmuckbucks to have him dying on my desk every day!)
TheVoices

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« Reply #22 on: 04-07-2002 15:26 »

hmmmm i'm sure i read somewhere that there was a zoidberg one, i guess i was mistaken. i would've liked a zoidy one though
Kryten

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« Reply #23 on: 04-07-2002 17:54 »

There's a Bender blob at my store. I'm VERY tempted to buy it.
Bendo

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« Reply #24 on: 04-07-2002 18:49 »

In regards to the Zoidberg blob that was an idea that was tossed around at Dark Horse Comics. For those here who had visited my site (A Big Piece of Garbage) before February 28th I had a contest up that if you gave your opinion on the idea of a squishy Zoidberg you would be entered in a contest to win a GITD Leela bendy figure. I had intended for the contest to run until the HG Blob was released but it kept getting pushed back.
Now all the feedback I recieved (I did get quite a bit so thank you to all who participated)unfortunately got deleted from my site when the @home service went bankrupt. I completely forgot that I did not have a backup of that file with all the feeback and so when the deadline came and went I never bothered to get that file so it was lost before I could send it to Dark Horse Comics.
At this point I would assume that the idea is still open and that Dark Horse may still do it in the future probably depending upon how well the HG Blob does.
I apologize for my boneheadedness to all those who took the time to give feedback on this idea for not getting the info to Dark Horse.
RM
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #25 on: 04-07-2002 21:47 »
« Last Edit on: 04-07-2002 21:47 »

It took a little while to track A Big Piece of Garbage's new home down after the old one disappeared, but I'm glad I found it.

We were getting all psyched for a potential "Kooshy-Gooshy Visible Zoidberg"--I would have preferred "Ooey Gooey Rich n'Chewy Zoidberg" (sing it to the old Fig Newton jingle) but that would certainly lead to legal troubles down the line when some stupid Earthling child actually devoured one--and would gladly voice that psychosis again given the chance. A similar toy is mentioned at Futurama Merchandise.

BTW, if I had any critcisms of Mr. HGB, it would be this: (1) his pupils should be red, as per his close-up in The Series Has Landed; and (2) he swallows his victims head-first, so they should be upside down. I can get Farnsworth ass-up with a lot of shaking and squeezing (not too hard, now!), but he always slips magically right-side-up by himself. Old bastard rat stink-pig.
Bendo

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« Reply #26 on: 04-07-2002 23:25 »

Thanks for the plug there BrainSluggo. I emailed all the people who I had done a link exchange with but not many of them updated their links page.
As for the figures being right side up within HG I can only say that I agree with you in that he typically swallows them head first but considering his consistancy inside would think it would be easy to right oneself once swallowed.  smile
Boy am I geeky or what?
RM
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« Reply #27 on: 04-21-2002 12:50 »

I saw in my statistics that amazon is now finally sending out the squishy blob for $9.99

If you want to order, please use this link and click "add to cart" directly to give some money to me for PEEL/CGEF and the hookers.
Binder

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« Reply #28 on: 04-21-2002 14:01 »

I saw the one with Farnsworth in it, The package has a hole for you to "test" it's blobbiness before buying. I didn't buy it though because I need to save for the Episode 2 soundtrack and a metal Bender toy.
bankrupt

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« Reply #29 on: 04-24-2002 12:48 »

I got a shipping message from Amazon yesterday.  My blob is on the way.
wiggles

Bending Unit
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« Reply #30 on: 04-25-2002 14:51 »

For those in the UK:

Forbidden Planet in London (near Tottenham Court Rd) is selling the HGB for 10. Mine has Fry in it and doubles as a great stress ball.

Best 'value for money' Futurama merchandise out a the moment IMHO.
bankrupt

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« Reply #31 on: 04-25-2002 22:19 »

Got my Blob today.  Mine has Fry on the inside.  It's pretty nice for $10. 
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #32 on: 04-25-2002 23:59 »

 
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Originally posted by wiggles:
Mine has Fry in it and doubles as a great stress ball.

Holy crap, wiggles...is really it that tough? I don't dare play rough with mine, for fear that the questionable substances within suddenly squirt everywhere.

The Farnsworth figure is based on the figure from the die-cast collection; how about Fry? I can't imagine he'd still be doing the die-cast Fry's happy little gesture while drowning in digestive fluids...
wiggles

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« Reply #33 on: 04-26-2002 04:04 »

Well mine hasn't gone 'pop' yet... Seems to stand up to quite a bit of punishment. I guarentee it! (This is not a guarentee).

I'm not sure if the Fry figure is based on the die cast set. It looks a bit odd actually, and yes, he is happy.
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #34 on: 04-26-2002 04:13 »

Well, as long as you guarantee it won't pop... smile

As for Fry: maybe it feels better than one would think. Ew.
Kryten

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« Reply #35 on: 04-26-2002 12:32 »

Hey, we don't know what H.G. Blob is actually made of... perhaps part of his chemical composition is "the essence of flavor"?
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #36 on: 04-26-2002 20:52 »

BrainSluggo: "Only one way to find out..."

Bites head off of HGB, sucks out fluid, swishes and swallows. Spits out Farnsworth figure, which, unnoticed, abruptly gets up and runs away.

BrainSluggo: "Ack! Ack! Huck! Huck huck! Ewwwwwwww! It tastes like Grandma! ...I want more."

Slurm Queen: (watching monitor) "Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!"

Mike!

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« Reply #37 on: 10-19-2002 09:38 »

I got a Blob with Farnsworth in it yesterday - it was the only one they had at my local Forbidden Planet. It's the only 'toy' merchandise I've got so far. I agree with wiggles that it's the best value for money Futurama merchandise.
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