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jabalong

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« Reply #360 on: 07-19-2011 04:12 »

2011/07/19 09:58:56Also they really should make some figures of their female characters.  Three vs... how many males?  What are we, on Planette Smurfette?

Hmmm, Smurfette. Got any ideas for which female characters you'd like made? How about a top 10 list...
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« Reply #361 on: 07-19-2011 05:54 »

Challenge accepted!

Obviously Leela, Amy and Mom would be the top 3, but are inelligable here, so:

*Planet Express Ship
*Wash Bucket (as Scruffy accessory)
*Vyolet
*Hattie
*Petunia
*Crushinator
*Linda
*Munda?
*Inez?
*Uh, Gypsy?
*Ndnd?

Okay, so Wash Bucket is a bit of a cheat, Planet Express Ship probably won't happen and I'm not sure about the last four. Also most of those require a companion figure...
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« Reply #362 on: 07-19-2011 06:07 »

Or as much as everyone dislikes her, Michelle. She has come back several times in the series...so here are more to add to that list:

*Michelle
*LaBarbara
*Monique
*Doctor Good and Sexy
*Leela's Mom
*Edna
Quolnok

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« Reply #363 on: 07-19-2011 06:23 »

But would any of them be in your top ten? Dr. Cahill (Good and Sexy) is almost worth a spot in the bottom three of the ten, I'm sure she'll grow on me as they use her more.

Leela's Mom = Munda
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« Reply #364 on: 07-19-2011 07:54 »

Welllll lessee...I was initially just listing off more females for anyone else who wanted to know. Mine would include:

  • The Crushinator (because if they got her figure to pull out its front, it would be really neat)
  • Edna - accessories could be a piece of toast, and her toothbrush
  • Thog, the Amazon woman -accessory could be that clubbing weapon they carry around and a big comb
  • Morgan Proctor - how could I forget her! Her hair should be replaceable like Bender's eyes on the figures so we can see her hair down big grin
  • Dr. Cahill - would probably test well amongst male fans who enjoyed the figures of Leela in her black wrestling suit

I would list Umbriel too, but that would be odd to have a figure that wouldn't stand like the rest of them.
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« Reply #365 on: 07-19-2011 13:52 »
« Last Edit on: 07-19-2011 13:54 »



Here is a pic of my collection/homemade diorama from earlier in the year (before the additions of Chef Bender, Planet Express Ship Aliens and Talking bender)  big grin
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« Reply #366 on: 07-19-2011 14:03 »


After addition of Chef Bender and shelf display case with accessories  smile
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« Reply #367 on: 07-19-2011 15:30 »

Those dioramas look freaking awesome! I need to invest in more figurines it seems...
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« Reply #368 on: 07-19-2011 16:16 »

Did no one really mention Grrrl?

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« Reply #369 on: 07-19-2011 17:51 »

Did no one really mention Grrrl?


  Grrl is pretty cool, but we haven't seen enough of her yet to take up a space.   I think a better spot would be Ndnd. 

I also can't believe they haven't done Lebarbara yet. 

Quolnok listed pretty much all of the ones I would have mentioned jaba, but I could add a few more to the list:
Chief o Manahan (with Bert as an accessory)
Coilette.
Grand Midwife

I think we will be seeing more of Dr Cahill, same with the Chief.   

Maybe they could do a limited edition set of Bender's Loves: Angelyne, Countess de la Roca (whose propellor is an accessory), Fanny, Hookerbot.   

If they do the Crushinator, I think they should make her daughter from SotC as an accessory.  That baby truck thing was just too cute.
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« Reply #370 on: 07-20-2011 00:11 »

@hobo bot

Really cool. Simple as.

One thing though how come MAC brought the ultimate in accessories to life (all be it a back ground which the figures can stand on) and Toynami can't even mould a brain slug for Hermes, a Poop tray for nibbler or any other small accessories.
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« Reply #371 on: 07-20-2011 02:56 »

laziness.

that's what made the MAC figures better.
jabalong

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« Reply #372 on: 07-20-2011 03:12 »
« Last Edit on: 07-20-2011 03:24 »

But would any of them be in your top ten?

This is the big question. We've listed a lot of noteworthy female characters, but I have a hard time seeing most of them being made, let alone being in anyone's top ten of figures wanted.

So how about it, if you were deciding on the next ten figures for Toynami to make, which if any of these female characters would make your list?

Many of these I could only see have a chance of being made as sets, which Toynami so far other than SDCC exclusives hasn't really seemed interested in.

* Washbucket’s a must, but as an accessory to Scruffy.

* Linda should come with Morbo, otherwise she's a pegwarmer I figure.

* Leela's mom would work if say in a set of mutants, say with Leela's father and another one.

* Hattie and Petunia would never be made on their own, but package them with Sal in a human riff-raff three-pack and you've got something more sellable.

* Inez Wong would have to be with her husband, but not sure that sells.

* LaBarbara I somehow could see as a stand-alone figure, but I’d add Dwight and Cuthbert to her as accessories to make her more appealing.

The only female characters at this point I could really see selling well would be cool robots or aliens:

* Hooker fembots – any and all.

* Angleyne and Monique are good-looking other fembots – Monique would be nice as a two-pack with a slick clothed Calculon variant.

* Crushinator, yes please, she’s a classic and bots are popular.

* An Amazonian I definitely want, though I think I like the one with the mohawk better.

* Ndnd hasn’t been mentioned has she – Lrrr looks great and I’d be down for a female Omicronian.

* Coilette I could see, though if we’re getting Gender Bender, another Bender in drag isn’t a top priority.

So to answer my question, Crushinator, a hooker fembot, an Amazonian and probably Ndnd could crack my top ten wishlist.

LaBarbara, Linda, Angleyne and Monique are close, but more in my top 20 – though I’d be really happy if Linda came with Morbo and LaBarbara would move up if she came with the kids. And really I wouldn’t turn my nose up at any fembot.

The thought of a Sal, Hattie and Petunia three-pack excites me – sort of like a human riff-raff army building set, LOL.
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« Reply #373 on: 07-20-2011 03:50 »

toynami does need to start making doube figure sets.

they've only done it twice, and they were both SDCC exclusives. maybe they could do a collet-o-pak like MAC did.
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« Reply #374 on: 07-20-2011 05:47 »

I really like the idea of that riff-raff pack

The other multipack that'd sell well is the major mutants (Vyolet, Raoul, Dwayne [Leg Mutant accessory]). I kinda hope they announce such a pack initially as just being Leg Mutant...
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« Reply #375 on: 07-20-2011 15:41 »

What about a set with Slurms McKenzie and Dixie and Trixie as a threepack?

I would certainly like one of Angelyne and the Countess, but I can't see them selling all that well, unless they were limited edition.   Fanny might have a better chance of selling well, as she's already made as many reapperances as many of the original series fembots, despite only being introduced in the last movie.   The Crushinator would have to be huge though!   

Though I think Coilette should appear, certainly if its a choice between her and Gender Bender.   Coilette isn't just Bender in a funny outfit, she's practically a character in her own right.  She certainly feels more fleshed out then just being an "alter ego".

Unfortunately, most female secondary characters in Futurama are pretty minor.  I don't think Roberto is an especially interesting character, but he has had his own episode, which is more then can be said then for say... Linda or Petunia (even though I find those two characters a lot funnier.)    Though some one note/minor characters are so funny people would probably buy them, like say, Morbo or Hedonismbot. 

Even though I want more female characters in figgy form, I don't think I would buy Monique.  She has her moments in the soap opera, but I don't find her very interesting.  Her spot would be much better taken by Fanny or Petunia.
nacirema

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« Reply #376 on: 07-20-2011 19:01 »

moms three sons would be a perfect expierment on double or tripple packaging.
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« Reply #377 on: 07-20-2011 20:20 »
« Last Edit on: 07-20-2011 20:22 by SpaceGoldfishfromWazn »

Hmmm.  Maybe, but they look too similar, so I think it would feel like getting one figurine for the price of three, so I cant see it selling all that well.   I think a better example would be Linda and Morbo, or Lrr and Ndnd.  : )

Also I would love them to make a figurine of Fluffers, and she came with her own David Spiegel accessory.  I cant see them doing that, because the two of them have appeared twice and have never spoken.  Shame, I think they need some screentime. 

I also wonder what color Angelyne would be if they made her, since shes one of the only robots who changes her outfit.  Pink or teal?
jabalong

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« Reply #378 on: 07-21-2011 11:14 »

Ah, Fanny's a good idea, though she would have been best as part of a Robot Mafia pack.

I'm glad we're gettting the Mafia guys, but I'd wish Toynami would put this kind of stuff out as multipacks and free up single-figure slots.

Was the same with the New Justice Team, which really was begging to be a three-pack.
hobo bot

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« Reply #379 on: 07-21-2011 12:35 »

This just in........................... .....
hobo bot

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« Reply #380 on: 07-21-2011 12:37 »
« Last Edit on: 07-21-2011 12:39 »

And more.......................

Quolnok

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« Reply #381 on: 07-21-2011 13:04 »

So, Gender Bender is packed with Destructor and a ring!

The devil is back as a non-buildable, with lighter colours.

There's a stuffed looking pointy orange thing below the devil. Fry plush?
jabalong

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« Reply #382 on: 07-21-2011 15:04 »

More SDCC 2011 Toynami stuff (in between all the Japanese stuff):

http://www.mwctoys.com/sdcc2011/sdcc2011_toynami_bottom.htm

Other than hobo bot's pics, unfortunately nothing we haven't seen already at Toy Fair.

So the only new stuff is Gender Bender and Robot Devil.

Robot Devil is great for people who'd given up hope of ever getting one.

That ring is awesome - will we really get that with Destructor and Gender Bender? Wow.

If so, it begs for that cool striped alien referree and Bender's little coach guy. Future figures?
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« Reply #383 on: 07-21-2011 15:14 »
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!!!

You, sir, didn't look hard enough.

End of page has Fry, Kif, Hypnotoad plush:

(they look quite bad)

...aaaand just realised, that may have been as the pic is already in the plush thread.

That thread's pic shows this devil is the same size as talking Bender. Talking Devil?
jabalong

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« Reply #384 on: 07-21-2011 15:36 »

I try to pretend plushies and tineez don't exist. :P

(Though actually they don't look to bad)
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« Reply #385 on: 07-21-2011 16:56 »

The plushes look awful.

Well actually Zoidberg looks great I think, since he's been cutified but is still recognizable.   Robot Devil is far and away the best looking, since again he has been stylized into a cute plushie, but without sacrificing his robot devilyness.   

The hypno toad looks nothing like the hypno toad, Fry is awful from his bulbous froggy eyes to his flat hair, and Kif looks like a cheaply made claw machine prize.  I was looking forward to the Fry plush, but I won't be buying one.   It takes a genius to make something as cute as Fry and turn it into... that.
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« Reply #386 on: 07-21-2011 17:00 »

I actually think that Kif looks quite ALL GLORY TO THE PLUSH HYPNOTOAD.
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« Reply #387 on: 07-21-2011 17:08 »

Oh god these things are repulsive, the designer should be fi I WILL TAKE EIGHTEEN HYPNOTOADS
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« Reply #388 on: 07-21-2011 19:40 »

laff

The only thing is the eyes are situated in the wrong place on the hypno...NO PLEASE HYPNOTOAD DON'T MAKE ME STRANGLE MYSELF BLGRGARGRGGACHHH
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« Reply #389 on: 07-21-2011 20:47 »

ugh.

i am super excited for destructor, not so much for gender bender. tho i will be getting them.  and it's abot time theres a stand alone robot devil. tho he doesn't look like the one you can build, just looks different to me somehow.

@jaba, we fcuking better get the ring.  and aside from the different packaging that the SDCC one will have, i'ma be like you and just wait.
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« Reply #390 on: 07-21-2011 21:13 »

Jabalong is right, that in another pic you can see that the Robot Devil is the size of talking Bender.
 This doesn't excite me much, personally- I'd rather they release him as a regular sized figure in the series, but he does look cool.  As someone who owns the Robot Devil, I wouldn't mind if they had another 6 inch Robot Devil, especially if the colors are different and the sculpt is too.  Since we've never seen bigger sculpts that they then turn into smaller figures, I'm guessing it's a 9 inch Robot Devil.

 I think Gender Bender with Destructor is cool!  It would be awesome to get the ring, but I don't know how likely that is.  I'm excited.  I hope Toynami starts letting me buy this stuff soon!!
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« Reply #391 on: 07-21-2011 21:58 »

Dear Toynami:





I can't wait for all of these figures. It would be cool if Toynami sold the ring with the figures but it would be expensive and large. Although the ring
does look like a proper mold....hmmmm.

The Robot Devil looks off due to the paint. Maybe they really rushed him because if you look at the torso (the right side) it seems some paint (the limb colour) is peaking
through. Maybe the final product will be painted more similar to the original. Although it looks as if the accessories won't be available, maybe as a separation for the collectors
who own the original?

Gender Bender looks good, especially with the new set of eyes. I know, another bender but those figures are probably funding the entire line so suck it up and purchase it.
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« Reply #392 on: 07-21-2011 22:56 »

Well guys, I think this isnt bad from Toynami considering the amount unveiled at NYTF earlier in the year.
A few points -
Positives first -
1 - Gender Bender/Destructor and ring - great figures (like the eyes and bent antenna), and if we get them as a set will be even better.

2 - New Robot Devil is the bigger scale and probably a "talkie" as spotted earlier. I already have the build-a-bot version so im quite happy about this to preserve the rarity of the original figure (sorry - prob not popular with those that dont have him).

3 - A Plushie Hypnotoad does show that Toynami are willing to invest money in this character, if you note all the other plushies already have a standard figure version so may be a standard Hypnotoad in the works. wink

4 - Tinyeez, as Jabalong said, I also tend to ignore these, but the fact they are a multi-pack has got my attention. confused

Ok, now the negatives-
1 - Morbo and Lrr, description on plate "Deluxe Figure", once again NO release date from Toynami! They have been wheeling these prototypes out for a year now. mad


2 - Series 10 and 11 - Plate reads "Coming Soon"!  roll eyes

3 - No Bender 2.0 figure on display (that i have seen yet anyway) with the new alternative eyes and mouths.  hmpf

So as far as new stuff goes, not bad from Toynami. But as far as info goes, bad from Toynami. What do we have to do to get a chance to spend our money with them!?
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« Reply #393 on: 07-21-2011 23:05 »

Large scale Robot Devil shot>
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« Reply #394 on: 07-21-2011 23:17 »
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Found some more pics on google images, looks as though the ring was made for the display at comic con.

If it was to be part of the Destructor set i think it would be too big (and expensive) for Toynami to retail.

Also pleased to see the Robot Devil to go with talking Bender. wink

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« Reply #395 on: 07-21-2011 23:33 »
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oh noes, you broke the internet!
edit:false alarm

i think the tinees are great, already preordered!
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« Reply #396 on: 07-21-2011 23:58 »

My guess, and fair warning I'm rarely right, would be that Destructor will come with Gender Bender.  It would be neat if those figures came with the ropes and polls of the ring, but I don't think that would happen.  I think we won't get the ring mainly because we've never seen anything like that from Toynami before.  Playsets don't seem to be their thing.
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« Reply #397 on: 07-22-2011 00:05 »

i concur.

sadly. they should have done as MAC did, and had a set up like the original figures.

kinda glad i copped 'em while they were cheap.

if gender bender isn't with destructor then they're stupid. they should be a two pack. for sure i'd love to see the ring, but i could live without. just like y'all said that's too expensive for just the casual collector. we on the otherhand are hardcore fanboys. and if the robot devil is a talking one, considered it ordered. but if it's another 6 inch one, i'm contient with my original. even tho i've never put it together being as all my figures are still in the packages.
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« Reply #398 on: 07-22-2011 05:51 »

Dear Toynami:

My sentiments exactly! I've never chased a company that made it so hard for me to give them my money!!!

It seems like Toynami is so busy thinking up new lines (large figures, plushies, tineez), it's dropped the ball on production of its core figure line.

At least they aren't insulting us with make-believe release dates and have started putting "coming soon" on the displays.
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« Reply #399 on: 07-22-2011 05:56 »

I'm not holding my breath on getting the ring (and frankly I don't have space for it on my shelf!).

That said, I wouldn't think it would be that hard to produce - it could just be a solid bottom with four equal side ring pieces that hook together (like fences on little kids' farm sets).

With the size of Destructor and if Gender Bender is in there too, the base of the ring would probably be the right size to fit behind the figures along with the ring side pieces.

Looking at the display, the posts look to me like they're made out of the same material as some of the figures, rather than some other material for a temporary display.

In the end, I have no idea and wouldn't bet on getting the ring, but who knows maybe - either way, it definitely could be done.
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