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PEE Poll: What do you think of Toynami?
I love them and collect them all.
I really like them and have some.
I like them, but I don't have any.
I don't really care for them.
I'm just here for the free food.

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« Reply #360 on: 04-25-2012 02:59 »
« Last Edit on: 04-27-2012 12:09 »

can tell i'm from Iowa eh? lame insult.


All your negative comments about everything... its getting old.
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« Reply #361 on: 04-25-2012 03:10 »

never said i was too good for capital letters, just not going to do it to make one users viewing more pleasurable.

negative? you'd be negative too if you've been waiting for figures for years.

i collect these figures and have been waiting for a lurr and morbo for almost two years now, yet encore waves get pushed right to the top, yeah it pisses me off. and i bet i'm not the only one.
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« Reply #362 on: 04-25-2012 03:27 »
« Last Edit on: 04-25-2012 03:28 »

BTW Here is the photo of that new wave of Tineez (I'm sure someone already linked to it here via BBTS or something similar but I'm gonna repost them again anyway since sites are taking pre-orders now):



Saving money by using the same molds, obviously.

Talking Robot Devil Mock up



I can understand your irritation nacirema. Using the same molds to make "encore" figures of ones already done may be initially cost effective, but will not benefit them in the end. I would think that for those who already have the original run of Toynami figures with BAB parts (myself included) would not want to spend more money on an even lesser version of the toy. The only people it really benefits are those who got into the merch late and missed out on the older Toynami, and do not want to pay the hefty price for them that is out there on the market right now. But Toynami should be catering to their diehard collectors - the one who will spend the money (like us) for the latest new toy. I will not be buying any of the encores, and I don't see how their sales of these figures could possibly compete with other, different figures - like the Tineez or Destructor.

I've been to local toy stores like Puzzle Zoo and Toys 'R Us, and let me tell you, their shelves were completely stocked with encores. You wouldn't get that if they had some variety and made completely new figures.
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« Reply #363 on: 04-25-2012 03:34 »

i mean, seriously...it's been almost two years since i saw the first morbo and lurr figures. then the robot mafia, and i was in awe. so excited to get the new figures...yet as time goes by i find myself questioning if i'll ever get those figures.

if they're so keen on encore, cough up the extra 15 racks and make a zoidberg mold. not another encore of the encore fry..i mean how many encores do you need?
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« Reply #364 on: 04-25-2012 03:53 »

You know a company is really scraping the barrel, when their new line of products is just previous set of characters rehashed with a different color and accessory. That Tineez series 2 is such a lazy cop-out release.





The only people it really benefits are those who got into the merch late and missed out on the older Toynami, and do not want to pay the hefty price for them that is out there on the market right now.

I am one of them. But Toynami need to a maintain a balance by releasing encore figures along with new characters like Lrrr, Morbo and the Robot Mafia

http://toyfair2011.figures.com/showgallery.php?cat=633





I've been to local toy stores like Puzzle Zoo and Toys 'R Us, and let me tell you, their shelves were completely stocked with encores. You wouldn't get that if they had some variety and made completely new figures.
Do they still have it on display there and how much are they priced at? Just wondering how much lower is the pricing compared to the ones available online.
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« Reply #365 on: 04-25-2012 04:11 »

From what I recall, $15 or thereabouts. A balance of the two would be nice, but so far they haven't done that.

Regarding the Tineez, I will buy it, because Bee Bender is so damn effing cute. It's the saving grace of that redo.
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« Reply #366 on: 04-25-2012 05:15 »

i'm contient with them ending ths line.

as we have the entire crew...well except for scruffy...but i do want the mafia.
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« Reply #367 on: 04-25-2012 08:39 »

A balance of the two would be nice, but so far they haven't done that.

Let us all write Toynami letters everyday demanding action be taken, and new figures be released!

At the very least one new one and one encore at a time.
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« Reply #368 on: 04-25-2012 11:07 »

Im on my phone so it's a pain in the arse to quote and what not but future u say ur toysrus has encores and such.... Do they stock benders?
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« Reply #369 on: 04-25-2012 17:05 »

FutureFreak i was just watching the episode Three Hundred Big Boys and Zoidberg was wearing a top hat if u have time could you use robot devils top hat and take a picture of zoidberg wearing it for me smile i think it would be a cool looking figure.  On a seperate note im thinking of buying another super king bender and just using the head on a bender body to make thief bender as in the picture below, i need advice, do i keep the mask purple or paint it black??

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« Reply #370 on: 04-25-2012 17:28 »

paint it black, what a good idea..thief bender. 
also if I'm correct the robot devils top hat isn't hollow and stays attached via a magnet, so not sure if that'll work.

ona side note, saw a robot devil on eBay for 170 something.
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« Reply #371 on: 04-25-2012 17:31 »

So glad you said black i was wanting to paint it black due to the fact ive got lots of black paint left over from my golden bender ive just seen a pretty sweet deal on ebay for calculon and super king works out about 27 in total so i might go for that
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« Reply #372 on: 04-25-2012 20:58 »

Im on my phone so it's a pain in the arse to quote and what not but future u say ur toysrus has encores and such.... Do they stock benders?
In fact that's ALL I saw at Toys 'R Us a few months back. Hmm. I forgot the Encores are great for the eager creative beaver who wants to make variations that don's cost hundreds of dollars. Can't wait to see Thief Bender! cool

And I think nacirema is right, I don't think I have a hollow top hat but I will see...
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« Reply #373 on: 04-26-2012 00:28 »

i cant find encore benders anywhere i dont think UK Toys 'R Us sell them frown yeah im quite excited about thief bender too although it is jus a robbers mask that makes him different i have the perfect dimond for him too smile
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« Reply #374 on: 04-26-2012 01:26 »
« Last Edit on: 04-27-2012 12:06 »

God... I always thought all of those figures (except Flexo) look so cool... to bad they'll never be made.

Or will they???
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« Reply #375 on: 04-26-2012 11:02 »

Hey guys I've just been sent an email from play.com destructor is due for release on the 25th of may, now thier taking the piss..... Hope it's not too late to get it else where
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« Reply #376 on: 04-26-2012 13:22 »

Yeah me too EvilPDA. How can something arrive 2 months later than expected? I'm still going to just wait and get it from Play.com as the ones on ebay are over double the cost and you'd have to pay import duty if you got it from America anyway.
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« Reply #377 on: 04-26-2012 13:35 »

Yeah I had a quick look today tryin to price it up and see how much more it would be from BBTS it's gonna be something like 80 then u have to add the import tax, so I thought about forbiddenplanet.co.uk and they said its gonna be shipped from America which puts me in the same situation, I think like u my friend I'll just have to bide my time, I suddenly feel like one of the guys who's been waiting two years for the robot mafia....
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« Reply #378 on: 04-26-2012 17:07 »

Yeah, it really sucks. It's bad enough paying 50 for him, let alone paying 80 or more, I'd rather just wait until he is available.
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« Reply #379 on: 04-26-2012 19:07 »

or you can just wait it out and hope they make the gender Bender two pack..I don't see a point in buying two destructors. and how do these websites have so many when only a thousand were made beyond me.
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« Reply #380 on: 04-26-2012 19:09 »

That Gender Bender one may never see the light of day, and I'm sure the Destructor will hold reasonable value due to the box.
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« Reply #381 on: 04-26-2012 19:14 »

That's the only reason Im buying the destructor now because knowing my luck they'll never release the gender bender frown
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« Reply #382 on: 04-26-2012 19:55 »

http://www.poeghostal.com/2012/04/review-destructor-2011-sdcc-exclusive-futurama-toynami.html
Toynami posted this Destructor review link on Facebook. Pretty damn funny.
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« Reply #383 on: 04-26-2012 20:12 »

or you can just wait it out and hope they make the gender Bender two pack..I don't see a point in buying two destructors. and how do these websites have so many when only a thousand were made beyond me.
That's exactly what I've been wondering for a while now, whether these big companies ate up all the pre-orders at SDCC or perhaps there was more than 1000 made like we are led to believe...
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« Reply #384 on: 04-26-2012 20:30 »

i'm still holding out hope that they do eventually release a gender bender. even if it's a blister and not with destructor. i mean, if you think about it, it will sell. you got destructor so you gotta have the gender bender. toynami loves releasing benders and that's one that's sure to sell.

and it baffels me, because what did these companies have their employees going one at a time to pick 'em up? i don't think you could walk up and say 'hey, i want 300 of these'.
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« Reply #385 on: 04-27-2012 00:51 »
« Last Edit on: 04-27-2012 10:18 »

You go ahead and be baffled... no offense.

Some online stores usually have deals worked out before comic-con.. such as EE whom shares exclusives outright with comic-con and others like BBTS are more secretive about it... but they all get stock in the end.

It doesn't confuse or surprize me that online stores had so many... how many toy buying Futurama fans out there actually get to comic-con?

Most aren't like us, most have a million other things to get and see at comic-con as well.

Also how many average units do they produce for say... any encore or any figure in general?
I bet it's only 3000 to 5000 at the absolute most per run.

Simply put just b/c we buy toys... we're in a very tiny 1-2% minority of Futurama fans.

I think most people buy the dvds and watch the show and that's about it.

I collect other stuff too, and just from what I've seen almost none of these other comic-con exclusives (toys) are 100% exclusive to comic-con ever, period.

Amazon, BBTS, EE, and others will always get that shit in as well, they get put on waiting lists... whatever stock didn't get pre-ordered at comic-con.. a trickle down effect occurs with the online toy sellers.

Product has to go somewhere... any show like Futurama has a hard time selling toys b/c they are not in a regular Wal-mart or Target.. or even most comic book shops.

Anytime you have a product where the core demo. is hardcore nerd fans with spare cash... it tends to be a hard sale.

I know some adults whom would like a Bender toy as say a gift.... but none of them would ever buy it of their own volition.

Plus don't forget the people like me whom want one but aren't willing to throw down the cash for one quite yet.
I really wanted that Gender Bender/Destructor two-pack... I still hear legends of someday.

1000 is plenty to go around... at first...... as they will still become rare and expensive... as is happening.

I really do want one badly.... the price is going up!
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« Reply #386 on: 04-27-2012 10:14 »

But to me it seems people are just selling them or reselling them, how many do you suppose are actually holding on to the goods as the end user?
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« Reply #387 on: 04-27-2012 10:17 »

Good question...
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« Reply #388 on: 04-27-2012 13:32 »
« Last Edit on: 04-27-2012 16:44 »

Sooooo golden bender aye he looks..... Golden
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« Reply #389 on: 04-27-2012 13:41 »
« Last Edit on: 04-27-2012 17:37 by futurefreak »

Robot Devil. I love the character, even though the figure isn't that good. I also really like the Scruffy figure they ma--- Oh right.
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« Reply #390 on: 04-27-2012 18:01 »

You see Im not a big scruffy fan I can't see where this attraction comes from.... I'd prefer to see a flexo smile
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« Reply #391 on: 04-27-2012 18:35 »

Can't you mock up an Encore Bender to look like Flexo though? Lol. Scruffy is cool because he'd be different, with washbucket and mop accessories and everything! big grin
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« Reply #392 on: 04-27-2012 18:46 »

I was thinking about it but then thought Im not too bothered about havin him if I had to choose between him and scruffy I'd choose flexo, although saying that I can imagine a scruffy would look very good in a collection where as flexo would sorta fade into the background
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« Reply #393 on: 04-27-2012 19:57 »

Someone just listed their entire Toynami collection. Sooo when you asked how much they'd be worth nacirema...that's how much someone thinks they are worth. I am tempted to individually itemize each piece and see how close they are...
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« Reply #394 on: 04-27-2012 19:59 »

Free shipping, thats nice of them
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« Reply #395 on: 04-27-2012 20:55 »

Hahaha. Can't tell if serious or making wise crack! For that price I would expect it to be free shipping...
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« Reply #396 on: 04-27-2012 21:49 »

Im a very sarcastic person, Im sure that'll come across more on here in the future smile for that price I expect the guy to personally deliver them to my door and give me a hand job
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« Reply #397 on: 04-28-2012 04:16 »
« Last Edit on: 04-28-2012 04:22 »

The listing says.... Series 13 Fry, Zoidberg (regular) Bender, Kit, Leela, Zapp

OMG, KIT!!!!!! Only one Futurama Knight Rider crossover toy was made, ever!!!!!

I'd pay $4000.00 for that alone!!!!!

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Actually that dude is not being greedy.. he just clearly is insane and has no idea wtf he has.

But seriously he wants 200 for one of the Zoidbergs.. and 100 bucks for each figure after that.. roughly... not counting the one not pictured set of Santa and Bender.

So anyway... he wants 100 bucks per figure...

WHAT A DOUCHE!
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« Reply #398 on: 04-28-2012 16:34 »

Yey they have arrived and they didnt cost me a million dollars now I need just one more to make 5 o'clock rust bender
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« Reply #399 on: 04-28-2012 19:42 »

I also ordered today 2 Benders. smile
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