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Tachyon

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« Reply #160 on: 04-22-2011 14:44 »

I do have one Futurama Giclee, the Ho-Ho-Holiday Of Horror one. I just likes the art, and the print is really nice quality, also it's numbered...

Oh, like a limited run of lithographs.  I see.

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« Reply #161 on: 04-22-2011 21:57 »

Yeah, if you could get Matt Groening to sign it yet at something like a ComicCon event it would probably up the value a bunch.
jabalong

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« Reply #162 on: 05-05-2011 02:15 »

I've not heard of Man of Action Figures, but they're taking preorders on Series 10, Clamps and Joey Mousepad.

I wouldn't get excited though, as looks like they're just working off the ToyFair pics rather than distributor or Toynami catalog pics, and the fact that nobody else is offering these yet suggests that they aren't available to retailers yets for preorder.

It's puzzling to me that almost three months after ToyFair, nothing is available for preorder, except those Tyneez things. And what's the deal with Morbo and Lrrr, whose prototypes were first unveiled 10 months now!? *sigh*

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« Reply #163 on: 05-05-2011 05:13 »
« Last Edit on: 05-05-2011 05:14 »

I'm actually super-excited for the Tineez! smile
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« Reply #164 on: 05-05-2011 06:53 »

 Yeah, I don't know anything about that site either, Jabalong.  I'll wait for BigBadToyStore or Entertainment Earth.
 I, too, find it a tad strange that nothing is known about the action figures we've seen pix of.  New episodes are coming in June I believe, so you'd think we'd hear something.  I do suppose the tineez, talking Bender and re-issued classic Bender are all due out in the next two months.
 Some action figure news would be nice though.
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« Reply #165 on: 05-05-2011 10:23 »

Good point, Jabalong.  Toynami need to pull their collective fingers out and start updating their (atrociously out of date) website with news!  10 months is a long time!   hmpf

We can't really even begin to get properly excited about the Mafia until we see some Morbo and Lrr news!
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« Reply #166 on: 05-07-2011 15:20 »

that's how toynami works.

it's like waking up to cinnamon bun insence, then realizing there're no cinnamon buns.

FALSE HOPES!

i bet we'll be able to pre-order mid july early august.
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« Reply #167 on: 05-13-2011 23:17 »

according to Comedy Central, the talking Bender figure will ship on or before May 31

http://shop.comedycentral.com/Futurama-Talking-Bender-Figure/M/B004I7YVJ2.htm?utm_source=com%3Afut%3Atalkbender%3Asocial%3Afb
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« Reply #168 on: 05-14-2011 04:45 »

http://shop.ebay.ca/genethings/m.html?_trksid=p4340.l2562

Search for Futurama figures from this seller to find some (possibly) good deals on S1 items and blue Zoidberg. Hurry though, less than 24hrs remaining
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« Reply #169 on: 05-14-2011 19:27 »

according to Comedy Central, the talking Bender figure will ship on or before May 31

http://shop.comedycentral.com/Futurama-Talking-Bender-Figure/M/B004I7YVJ2.htm?utm_source=com%3Afut%3Atalkbender%3Asocial%3Afb

If it doesn't say "Bite my shiney metal ass" then whats the point?
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« Reply #170 on: 05-20-2011 18:00 »
« Last Edit on: 05-20-2011 18:01 »

Talking Bender ready to ship:

http://cgi.ebay.com/FUTURAMA-Talking-BENDER-9-Action-Figure-STOCK-NOW-/130522762443?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e63c34ccb#ht_1977wt_1139

Gonzo the Grape

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« Reply #171 on: 05-23-2011 06:36 »

Excellent!  He looks pretty cool!
SculptBoy

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« Reply #172 on: 05-24-2011 23:16 »

I'd like to know some news myself!! I dont know anything and I sculpted all of these.  They dont tell me anything!!  cry
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« Reply #173 on: 05-25-2011 04:24 »

Hi, Otto! I finally got my hands on some of the figures, and I have to say your sculpts are superb. Are you responsible for coloring them, as well?
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« Reply #174 on: 05-25-2011 12:44 »

morbo when is he going out? it is getting long...................
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« Reply #175 on: 05-25-2011 18:33 »

SculptBoy sculpted these?

[zoidberg] What an honour! [/zoidberg]

Very nice Sculpty! big grin
SculptBoy

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« Reply #176 on: 05-25-2011 20:55 »

lemily33 - Thank you, I'm still pretty new to cartoon sculpts, but theyre a lot of fun! And yes I painted most of the prototypes also, though the production always varies slightly unfortunately. 

lamecius - I'd love to know myself.  I know they originally were going to do a BAF with him and then decided to releases him as a regular figure.  i remember them saying he would be vinyl? But yeah I sculpted that one a long time ago.  But I don't know anything about the business side of toys.  But if I hear anything I'll definitely pass along the info!

DannyJC13 - Ive done all of them since Toi left.  So mine start with Farnsworth and Hermes.........which were the first action figures I've ever done.  I did all special fx work before.  But toys are fun too!
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« Reply #177 on: 05-25-2011 21:04 »

So you do or did the 3D effects on Futurama?!
SculptBoy

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« Reply #178 on: 05-25-2011 21:07 »

DannyJC13 - No, I worked on mostly movies and tv shows, not futurama related.  Mostly monster stuff, the fun stuff!!  big grin
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« Reply #179 on: 05-25-2011 22:07 »

Sweet! big grin
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« Reply #180 on: 05-26-2011 03:42 »

i think i'm the only one here whos not excited about the talking bender.

i bought it tho, just not that excited for it.
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« Reply #181 on: 05-26-2011 06:22 »

nacirema - I am also not excited about talking bender. I don't really know why, to many benders, excitement is eclipsed by the wait for other (different) figures such as the robot mafia, or maybe I just can't see myself ever appreciating the feature.

I can definitely see the appeal though and imagine the figure will be a cash cow for Toynami. Hopefully this will speed up the production of the other figures (fingers crossed).

SculptBoy - Thanks for stopping by with the update or non-update. The most frustrating thing about Toynami is the lack of info. Waiting for the figures would be a lot easier if they would update their website with a timeline once in a while.

Anyway, I thought you would already have a figure as the designer of these awesome creations but I guess you're in the same boat as everyone else. BTW, did you work on the Tineez? What are your thoughts on those?
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« Reply #182 on: 05-26-2011 15:26 »

toynami is owned by the mob.

SculptBoy

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« Reply #183 on: 05-26-2011 18:59 »

nacirema - I'm sorry i dont have more info, but its true I'm in the same boat as you guys.  I dont get one until they been in stores for a while.  I just got URL recently.  As soon as I finish them and theyre approved by Matt and his team, I give them to Toynami and thats the last I see of them.  I also did the Tineez figures.  They werent my design (one of Matts people) but I think theyre cool.  Its a wacky style but its cool to do some more animated and dramatic sculpts......even though they wreck my eyes working on them  big grin
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« Reply #184 on: 05-26-2011 19:12 »

Cool.  You know, now that I know you worked on the Tineez, SculptBoy, that does make me more interested in them!  You've done great work on this line!
SculptBoy

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« Reply #185 on: 05-26-2011 20:48 »

Gonzo the Grape - Thank you very much!
nacirema

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« Reply #186 on: 05-26-2011 22:58 »

now if we could only get something like a scene to put all the figures in, i'd be in heavan.
Gonzo the Grape

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« Reply #187 on: 05-27-2011 03:25 »

Oh my gosh, a Planet Express playset would be awesome!
apexxx

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« Reply #188 on: 05-27-2011 05:40 »

i think its awesome when you drop by here to chat with us SculptBoy. we love your work. and Toynami needs to be treating you a bit nicer with giving you copies of your hard work a lot sooner. and treating the fans better by helping us to remain excited for their products. release dates (or at least release month) would totally do the trick. it cant be that hard can it?
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« Reply #189 on: 05-27-2011 17:55 »

Oh my gosh, a Planet Express playset would be awesome!

THIS. A THOUSAND TIMES THIS.
SculptBoy

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« Reply #190 on: 05-27-2011 19:07 »

apexxx - Thank you! I'm not sure whats up with the release dates.  I'm sure its a lot to do with money frown but I guess smaller companies like Toynami have a lot more at stake with tooling a new figure.  I know the molds alone are really expensive.  Even DC Direct has release date issues. But maybe its a quality control situation too, I'm not sure.  But I'm still doing Futurama stuff so theres definitely a future!!
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« Reply #191 on: 05-28-2011 02:17 »

But I'm still doing Futurama stuff so theres definitely a future!!
Hmmm, have you worked on sculpts for anymore Futurama figures beyond the ones we saw at Toy Fair (Destructor, Robot Mafia, Flexo)? Don't expect you to name names, but just curious if there are more in the pipeline already.

To echo what others have said, really appreciate you dropping by now and again. Any chance you could put in a word with someone at Toynami to see if anyone there would like to drop by here sometime too?

Peelified, and this thread in particular, is arguably the biggest discussion of Toynami Futurama figures online and a great place for someone from Toynami to do a little fan outreach. Could even set up a Q&A or something.

I know you're not with Toynami, but maybe you could whisper in someone's ear there...

wink
Gonzo the Grape

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« Reply #192 on: 05-28-2011 06:26 »
« Last Edit on: 05-28-2011 06:33 »

I had pre-ordered my talking Bender from bigbadtoystore.com and I received my talking Bender today!  He's pretty cool!
 Sculpt wise talking Bender is pretty much just like the 6 inch Bender.  He looks really cool in the box and I was excited to open him up.  Once I did, I noticed he seems a tad plain just because he's pretty much all grey, but hey that's Bender!

 I'm happy with him!  I think he makes a great display piece.  The 3 eye choices are good (half lids, wide open and angry) and for sure the 3 I'd have picked.  His door opens but his chest isn't completely hollow like the 6 inch, since he stores his talking device inside.  
The voice is fine, it sounds like most talking toys his size I'd say.  Good line choices and I find it loud enough and clear enough.  
 Toynami has made a very accurate sculpt of Bender and I like having a bigger Bender around, it's for sure a fun addition to my collection.  

 I don't have many negative thoughts... but I do have a couple- but nothing too serious.  His paint is decent but his hand and foot cup paint seems slightly clumpy.  The bendy material of his arms and legs seems to be a softer material than the 6 inch Bender, but I don't think it will cause issues with his standing (not as bendy, but not necessarily weaker) - mine stood nice and easy with just a couple slight, tiny moves.  I just didn't feel like I could get as much bending out of them, although I didn't really try because I didn't want to lose the sweet spot I found for him to stand perfectly.  In fairness, I don't bend my 6 inch Bender's arms & legs at all once I got them how I wanted them.
 His head seems shinier than the rest of his body and it's because his head isn't the same plastic as the rest of him, which I understand because they used a more solid plastic to house the voice.  I think if his body had been somewhat more shiny he could have been even better.
 Overall, he was well worth the purchase and I like him.  I hope that he sells well and we can see a talking 9 inch Fry and Zoidberg!!
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« Reply #193 on: 05-28-2011 08:27 »

I had pre-ordered my talking Bender from bigbadtoystore.com and I received my talking Bender today!  He's pretty cool!

Hi there Gonzo, thanks for the details about the talking Bender.

Can you please give us a list of the phrases that the talking  Bender says.. I don't think I've seen one yet..

Gonzo the Grape

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« Reply #194 on: 05-29-2011 09:19 »

-"Well, that was dumb."
-"Bite my shiny metal ass."
-"Well, we're boned."
-"Hey sexy mama, wanna kill all humans?"
-"Goodbye losers, who I've always hated!"
-"Shut the Hell up!"
-"Would you KINDLY shut your noise hole?"
-"I'm gonna go build my own theme park with blackjack and hookers- in fact forget the theme park."
-"Who are you and why should I care?"
-"Shut up and pay attention to me- Bender."
-"Hasta La Vista, meatbag!"
-"Aw, here's a little song I wrote to cheer you up, it's called- let's go already!"
-"Do the Bender, do the Bender, it's your birthday, do the Bender."
-"Shut up baby, you love it!"
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« Reply #195 on: 05-29-2011 13:56 »

Aw I want one now after reading those... frown
apexxx

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« Reply #196 on: 05-29-2011 17:41 »

i ordered from Entertainment Earth, but it wont get to me until 6/6. growing impatient...
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« Reply #197 on: 05-30-2011 06:13 »

Neat! Looks like "over twelve phrases" means "fourteen". Are removeable/chargeable batteries included, and if so; what kind are they?
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« Reply #198 on: 05-30-2011 21:19 »

On the bottom of the box it has battery info and pictures of how to remove.
It says:
For US Markets-
Requires 3 x 1.5V "AG13" Batteries, included.
Remove batteries when not in use or discharged.
Do not mix old and new batteries.
Do not mix alkaline, standard (carbon-zinc) or rechargeable (nickel cadmium) batteries.
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There are a couple other things plus some instructions for CE markets, which mention most of the same things.
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« Reply #199 on: 05-30-2011 22:25 »

There's a seller on Amazon actually trying to sell Zoidberg Series 1 WITHOUT box AND Devil's Head for $125.00. What an insult. Good luck.
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