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Professor Zoidy

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« on: 03-10-2011 02:45 »

New thread since the old one reached twenty pages. As for the Bender release, I just might have to get it since I missed out on the first and second wave of him.
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« Reply #1 on: 03-10-2011 22:03 »

This is the stockroom, 20 page rule? we don't need  rules!
winna

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« Reply #2 on: 03-11-2011 14:33 »

I was actually thinking the same thing.  There's not a moderator I know of that will actually come in here to check without being prodded first.
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« Reply #3 on: 03-11-2011 15:26 »

no that is lame. how else can someone go back to see what is already discussed if you start a brand new thread of the same topic? plus, lots of pages shows a threads popularity. unless of course, you just want to feel good about yourself for starting a "new" popular thread.
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« Reply #4 on: 03-11-2011 15:42 »

Actually, it's an unspoken rule that we're to start a new thread once a thread reaches page 20 on PEEL.  This hearkens back to an older time when the forum would crash under the weight of gigantic threads, thus a 20 page limit was instantiated.
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« Reply #5 on: 03-11-2011 21:23 »

so we are all agreed, keep it quiet and se how long our thread gets smile
Professor Zoidy

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« Reply #6 on: 03-12-2011 00:22 »

Yes, and once it gets locked, you can come here or create even more threads. Forgive me for following a classic PEEL tradition/rule. roll eyes
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« Reply #7 on: 03-12-2011 01:21 »

SSSShhhhhhh???
futurefreak

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« Reply #8 on: 03-12-2011 03:22 »

Professor Zoidy did the right thing. Just because there's no mod here right now doesn't mean we should ignore formalities. You wouldn't blow through a red light even if you saw no cops present...



I'm still waiting for the cost of Zoidberg to go down but the price keeps going the wrong way. He's the only one I'm missing... frown cry
hobo bot

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« Reply #9 on: 03-12-2011 13:38 »

RIP "New Toynami Toys",................... Hello "Toynami Figurama: Let's Talk Nerdy"  smile Great news on the Bender re-release in my opinion, and I love Jabalong's idea of the Nixon head, I for one shall be buying and doing that with the new figure  big grin
jabalong

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« Reply #10 on: 03-12-2011 16:33 »

I have quickly come around to liking the idea of a permanent Nixon head/Bender's body figure on my shelf and just pre-ordered the encore version 2 Bender at BigBadToyStore.

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PS: In case our 20-page retired "New Toynami Toys" thread (776 replies and 27739 views and counting!) eventually disappears into the netherworld of Peelified as it gets bumped further and further down the page over time, here's a link to it for posterity. (Or maybe make it a sticky?)
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« Reply #11 on: 03-12-2011 18:44 »

Professor Zoidy did the right thing. Just because there's no mod here right now doesn't mean we should ignore formalities. You wouldn't blow through a red light even if you saw no cops present...



I'm still waiting for the cost of Zoidberg to go down but the price keeps going the wrong way. He's the only one I'm missing... frown cry

I tend to be pretty magical at finding amazing deals. If I can find him for under x amount, are you interested? In which x = ?

So there are two questions. big grin Interested y/n and x = ?

Also, it's worth noting that as of now there are no plans for an encore Zoidy. That's why I bit the bullet.
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« Reply #12 on: 03-12-2011 22:24 »

First answer is y, but x would have to be pretty low. I'm kicking myself right now that I didn't buy it when I saw it online years ago fo $30-35 because I thought it was too much for one figure. Now it's insane.

My number would probably have to be $50 or less. If I have to wait it out for another ten years I will tongue
bankrupt

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« Reply #13 on: 03-12-2011 22:31 »

How much is a Zoidberg figure go for these days?  I got him when the figure first came out, so I paid regular price.  I'm amazed at how ridiculous the price can go on some of these things.  Zoidberg is cool, but not $100 or even $50 in my opinion.  Since Toynami does rereleases, they should do Zoidberg ASAP.  It would be more money for Toynami and would cut the silly eBay pricing out.
lemily33

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« Reply #14 on: 03-13-2011 00:55 »

First answer is y, but x would have to be pretty low. I'm kicking myself right now that I didn't buy it when I saw it online years ago fo $30-35 because I thought it was too much for one figure. Now it's insane.

My number would probably have to be $50 or less. If I have to wait it out for another ten years I will tongue

Okay. :-D If I ever see one for that amount or less, I will snap it up for you. :-) Even if you end up not wanting it, I know it's worth more than that.

How much is a Zoidberg figure go for these days?  I got him when the figure first came out, so I paid regular price.  I'm amazed at how ridiculous the price can go on some of these things.  Zoidberg is cool, but not $100 or even $50 in my opinion.  Since Toynami does rereleases, they should do Zoidberg ASAP.  It would be more money for Toynami and would cut the silly eBay pricing out.

I paid $150 for mine, and that was the lowest price in weeks. They can go for almost $200. *facepalm*

Luckily, I'd been selling enough stuff and had some Christmas money, so I was able to afford him.
apexxx

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« Reply #15 on: 03-13-2011 03:59 »

the average prices ive been seeing lately for the Zoidberg figure is about $250 or so
apexxx

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« Reply #16 on: 03-13-2011 04:00 »

damn. on Amazon right now its at $279.99
lemily33

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« Reply #17 on: 03-13-2011 04:01 »

Amazon is a terrible place to get rare figures. Trust me. laff
Professor Zoidy

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« Reply #18 on: 03-13-2011 04:32 »

Amazon is a terrible place to get rare figures. Trust me. laff
It's a bad place to buy anything rare I think. That isn't to say eBay is better because the people there jack up the prices ridiculously most of the time if it's set to buy only. If not, us bidders do that for them.

Something I'd like to see is a special super articulated set of figures, much like Fry was made. He has superb articulation in his arms and legs, and yet the rest of the line has little to none? It makes no sense to me why they did that. I do get that they look cleaner with no articulation, but it limits creativity for display when you can only leave a figure in pretty much one pose. Maybe I'm just picky.

Now, back to the subject of Bender: By all means, keep him coming at us if the rehashes keep this line going. While I haven't picked up a figure in a long time from the Toynami line (shame on me!) I do like seeing the new figures they come out with.

lemily33

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« Reply #19 on: 03-13-2011 04:46 »

Zoidy, this is my trick for getting lower prices on rare eBay items:

Find a listing where the starting bid is far too high. Put it in your watch list. Put in a snipe with a bid sniping service. Wait and hope. Often higher starting bids mean lower selling prices. smile
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« Reply #20 on: 03-13-2011 07:59 »

Another trick to find low priced Ebay items is to do a broad search. For example, search just "Bender" and you find:

http://cgi.ebay.ca/Futurama-Toynami-Glorious-Golden-Bender-MIB-Limited-/180636985497?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a0ecda899

Glorious golden bender at under $100 with less than 12 hours to go.

Instead of searching "Toynami Bender Series 1" do a broad search and you will be pleased at what you can find.

I personally started collecting in October 2010 and managed to acquire all the figures at less than an average of $15 per figure. I really lucked out with a major score on Craigslist with someone selling all the exclusives plus the first few series for less than $300.

Anyway, that is my advice.
lemily33

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« Reply #21 on: 03-13-2011 08:33 »
« Last Edit on: 03-13-2011 08:35 »

Glorious Golden Bender will go for $200, I guarantee it. laff 12 hours is a LONG time for rare figs.

I definitely agree with the advice about broad searches. Their loss in listing it badly is your gain in finding it cheaply!
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« Reply #22 on: 03-13-2011 15:07 »

$250 Zoidberg?  Oh boy. Ridiculous!  I also find the exclusive figures ridiculous.  I wish Toynami would sell them like normal so those of us who can't go to Comic-Con (most of us) don't have to try paying crazy eBay prices.  Would I like a Glorious Golden Bender?  Sure I would, but not for $200!
lemily33

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« Reply #23 on: 03-13-2011 20:51 »

I stand corrected about GGB - $137! Should have started the bidding at $29.99 or something.

It's also in Canada, though. People don't like to pay the shipping.
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« Reply #24 on: 03-13-2011 23:07 »

I'm in Canada so the shipping looked cheap for once.
jabalong

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« Reply #25 on: 03-14-2011 03:30 »
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Personally, I'm all for the convention exclusives and was really disappointed that Toynami didn't do a figure exclusive for SDCC 2010.

The way to look at these are as bonus figures that in many cases we wouldn't have got otherwise. Take the alternate universe guys, golden Bender would have been made as a retail figure, possibly blue Zoidberg but I don't see the alternate Fry and Leela's making it as retail figures.

It's not to say that they couldn't but with Toynami producing only a small amount of figures every year, there just wouldn't be room. Likewise, the only chance we'll see alternate versions of Amy, Hermes and Farnsworth will be as exclusives (SDCC 2011 please!!!).

As for the price, yes convention figures are more expensive, but such is the nature of the limited-production exclusive beast. If you keep up with the line though and buy these as they come out (so pre-order before the convention), then you can avoid the hugely inflated prices that happen on the secondary market for some of these.

My only objection to the exclusives from Toynami was releasing Robot Santa ahead of time as a convention exclusive, which I didn't think was fair to those people who bought all the figures to build the BAF. I also just think it was a lazy exclusive - would have rather the exclusive had just been Xmas Bender (with maybe some other Robot Santa accessories Ė robot reindeers, elves?), which would have made a lot of sense as something to encourage more people to buy the entire next series in order to get Robot Santa as a BAF.

Hereís hoping that Toynami completes the alternate universe figures with a set of Amy, Hermes and Farnsworth this year at SDCC. It ought to be a no-brainer, money maker for them as itís just a question of doing some repaints on existing moulds. Fingers crossed.
lemily33

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« Reply #26 on: 03-14-2011 06:58 »

That would be cool, but I'll already have painted my own by then. laff
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« Reply #27 on: 03-14-2011 09:17 »

Can you paint me a Zoidberg, as impossible as that is? laff
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« Reply #28 on: 03-14-2011 19:44 »

weird. i bought my zoidberg off amazon two years ago for ten bucks.

devil head and all.

the most i've given is $130 for glorious golden bender.
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« Reply #29 on: 03-15-2011 02:25 »

Can you paint me a Zoidberg, as impossible as that is? laff

Paint you a red one using a blue one as a base, you mean? It's probably cheaper than buying a red one. laff I don't want to make any promises, though.

weird. i bought my zoidberg off amazon two years ago for ten bucks.

devil head and all.

the most i've given is $130 for glorious golden bender.

Jealous! big grin
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« Reply #30 on: 03-15-2011 02:29 »

Fortunately I got on to Toynami's Futurama right from Series 1 and have been buying pretty much every release religiously since as they came out.

The only figure I missed was Golden Bender who I finally relented and bought in January 2009 for what then seemed like an exhorbitant $56 but has since looked like a bargain.

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« Reply #31 on: 03-15-2011 02:39 »

Sometimes I wish I were older. When series 1 came out I was 14 or 15 and not into action figures. tongue
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« Reply #32 on: 03-15-2011 06:01 »

i bought the original Fry, Bender, & Leela when they came out. you know, the ones with the plastic mini-scenes (suicide booth, cryogenic freezer, alien background), plus a small Planet Express ship with some wierd little aliens. anyways, that is why I skipped over the 1st & 2nd waves. I was like, I dont need these again. I think they were by another toy company too (Moore Action COllectibles or something), but the Toynami figures were exact copies. I think MAC Leela's hair is a lighter purple.

Anywhoo, now I kick myself for not re-buying them and not having Zoidberg & the other half of Robot Devil. Doh...

http://www.figurerealm.com/Galleries/futuramamoore/ExpressShip-Front.jpg
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« Reply #33 on: 03-15-2011 08:30 »

toys are fun smile
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« Reply #34 on: 03-15-2011 18:40 »

Apexxx, I have MAC Bender. He's different from Toynami Bender. He's a bit bigger around and doesn't have the removable eyes. smile
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« Reply #35 on: 03-15-2011 21:16 »

Apexxx, I have MAC Bender. He's different from Toynami Bender. He's a bit bigger around and doesn't have the removable eyes. smile

right on. I wrote that before I went to bed last night, so I couldnt quite remember all the differences. But Im pretty sure the MAC Fry vs Toynami Fry are exactly the same, including accessories.
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« Reply #36 on: 03-15-2011 22:51 »

MAC Fry and Toynami Fry are not exactly the same (in paint and sculpture) but they are veeery similar.
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« Reply #37 on: 03-16-2011 04:48 »

the MAC molds for leela are totally different than toynamis.

shes more articulated, just stands at a weird angle making it nearly impossible to get her to stand unless using the stand she comes with. also the toyfare exclusive leela is the same with a different paint job. toynami should do that as an exclusive in all it's sexual appeal glory.

weird that toynami hasn't released and stands.  they have alll the molds that MAC did back in 2000.

totally ripped the chef bender tho, kinda slaughtered it.

tho, the MAC ones pretty well made..i'ma huge fan of the action figure bender he comes with, in all it's tiny glory.
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« Reply #38 on: 03-16-2011 14:48 »

fine, everyone prove me wrong. maybe if I stopped spending all of my money on toys, I could afford a magnifying lens to do closer comparisons. then Id feel a lot less like a Zoidberg.
anyways my point was, at initial glance, I passed over the 1st and 2nd waves of Toynami, because I thought I already had Fry, Leela, & Bender.
Spluh!
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« Reply #39 on: 03-16-2011 16:10 »

didn't mean to be pessimistic.

i'm kinda obsessed with the figures is all.
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