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Zoidberger

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« Reply #360 on: 04-23-2013 03:44 »

I figured out it was an original because I got it before 2009. Thanks for the help everyone. Can explain why golden bender is different from the other figures? I notice hes a little bigger and you cant change the eyes. Is the figure actually part of the series or was it made before the line started?
Zoidberger

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« Reply #361 on: 04-23-2013 03:48 »

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Futurama-ZOIDBERG-Action-Figure-Toynami-Series-1-2007-/200912857463?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item2ec756e977

Just a heads up to anyone in need of a zoidberg
Zoidberger

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« Reply #362 on: 04-23-2013 03:50 »

http://www.ebay.com/itm/FUTURAMA-LOOSE-TV-SHOW-FIGURE-RARE-BLUE-ZOIDBERG-/200913762522?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item2ec764b8da

this is a pretty crazy deal too
airbagfailure

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« Reply #363 on: 04-23-2013 03:50 »

that one has been sitting around for a while.

Need a packaged zoidberg, including the Robot devil's head. bahhh!

The other ones are around $200.. that's crazy.
jabalong

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« Reply #364 on: 04-23-2013 06:16 »

I figured out it was an original because I got it before 2009. Thanks for the help everyone. Can explain why golden bender is different from the other figures? I notice hes a little bigger and you cant change the eyes. Is the figure actually part of the series or was it made before the line started?

Toynami had taken over the Futurama license and must have wanted to rush an SDCC 2006 exclusive out to promote the return of the line in 2007. As such, with the molds in hand from the earlier Moore Action Collectibles (MAC) line, they just repainted that line's Bender as Golden Bender.

They also basically reused the MAC mold for Fry. Don't know if that was also to save time (and/or money), as the Toynami Fry was in the very first wave they released a year later. But by the time it came to Leela and regular Bender, Toynami had new molds for these.

Here's a good page for the release history:

http://theinfosphere.org/Toynami_Futurama_Figures
jabalong

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« Reply #365 on: 04-23-2013 06:24 »

I guess the toyline is dead now too!!!!

Sadly, yes.

Just posted on Toynami's Facebook page:

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Futurama fans: We just wanted to let you know that unfortunately we will not be moving forward with the Series 10 or Robot Mafia figures. We will however, still be coming out with great Futurama product, including the Futurama Tineez Series 2 in the summer and the Series 2 plush available in the next couple of weeks.

Also, stay tuned for some news on some exciting new products we have coming in the next few months that we can't wait to announce!

There are already 18 comments in 4 hours, so if you want to tell Toynami what you think of this, for whatever it's worth or just to get it off your chest, now would be the time to make your voice heard there.

Can't believe Toynami's has screwed us over again, by getting our hopes only to dash them once more.

That said, I wonder if this is because of Futurama being cancelled or if they are just using that news today as a cover for their own dropping the ball again.

They could be excused for now wanting to resurrect a toyline for a show that's just been cancelled. But if so why go ahead with Tineez, Plush and "other exciting new products".

I blame all this spinoff Futurama merchandise, it's when they started making this crap that the main figure line went off the rails.

Hope Destructor-Gender Bender still makes it out...
futurefreak

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« Reply #366 on: 04-23-2013 07:29 »

I think they just saw an opportunity and ran with it.
EvilPDA

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« Reply #367 on: 04-23-2013 12:40 »

Argh! All the forums Im watching keep getting locked lol I was just about to post about that Facebook message but I couldn't remember how to add photos to this site, Im so gutted is there any chance that another company will pick up the license?
EvilPDA

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« Reply #368 on: 04-23-2013 12:41 »



AH HA I remembered
TheAnvil

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« Reply #369 on: 04-23-2013 12:45 »

Profound sadness.

I wander if that means Lrrr and Morbo aren't going to see the light of day either?
TheAnvil

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« Reply #370 on: 04-23-2013 12:50 »

In a reply to the comments they said "for the time being we don't anticipate to be doing anymore Futurama figurines."

Then they went on to say "Yes, there will be Comic-con exclusives!"

Which was a reply to: "Can you make some as San Diego Comic-con exclusives?".

So I'm not sure what's going on. Sounds like Gender Bender may also be dead, but  also sounds like they may do some as Comic-con exclusives.

It's a bad time to be a Futurama fan.
EvilPDA

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« Reply #371 on: 04-23-2013 13:06 »

Gender bender can't be dead, I've already paid forbidden planet for him surly if he wasn't gonna be released they wouldn't have taken money?!?!
TheAnvil

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« Reply #372 on: 04-23-2013 13:15 »

I'm guessing if he is dead, then they'd refund your money. EvilPDA. I don't really get the decision behind just bluntly cancelling the line. There are many ideas that they could use to go forward. I know it's not going to do anything, but I'd feel like a fool for not trying anything. So I sent them a message on facebook where I said the following

"Hi, I'm a big fan of your product. More specifically Futurama, and am saddened by the news that you are no longer producing the line. I think you should reconsider at least the figures that you already have sculpted as the demand is clearly there for them. Just look on sites like ebay and amazon, the prices are rocketing ever higher. You could also consider sites like kickstarter if funds are an issue. Or convention exclusives, producing the items in lower number but for a higher cost. The majority of buyers are adult collectors anyway so finding your  market is fairly easy. You could also offer Universe 1 repaints of Bender, Amy, Hermes and Farnsworth to get extra funds. Not everything has to be sold in retail now, the internet is brimming with new ways to try new markets. Futurama is a solid license to test such grounds. Create an official website and sell them on there, there are thousands upon thousands of Futurama fans waiting to buy the products. Especially now that the show's status is so unknown. Fans are going to be ready to purchase a lot of merchandise to show their support for it.

Thanks for your time."

I urge you all to message them on facebook to show support for the line.
BlueZoidberg1

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« Reply #373 on: 04-23-2013 14:10 »



AH HA I remembered

To be honest, this is them saying no more figures, I would think Gender Bender is cancelled aswell.
nacirema

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« Reply #374 on: 04-23-2013 14:24 »

theanvil...im sorry to burst your bubble. but the whole kickstart ideas never gonna happen. waste of time getting anything thru to toynami. this is the first im hearing of futurama being canceled. thought is was starting the next season in june as i've been led to believe.

shitty that it's offically over. you know toynamis reminding me of one of those companys you see on CNBC's american greed. I feel like a dooped investor as i've been patiently waiting for years for now...nothing. I personally would thank jabalong for inspiring me to open and display my figures. ever since the first toynami thread in which I saw a shelf of figurues that I too could assemble.

wih no more figures we all need to become master figure repainters. I liked the dressed up zap I thinks in the last thread. i'm definitely making a robber bender out of the superking head. someones done that here too I believe. maybe futurefreak will find a blue car big yet small enough to finish that project. with shows like robot chicken you can do it all...hey, why hasn't there been a futurama segment on robot chicken?

here's to nothing.
MuchAdo

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« Reply #375 on: 04-23-2013 15:15 »

Q: No more new figures??

Toynami: Sorry, but for the time being we don't anticipate to be doing anymore Futurama figurines.

Q: Is the Talking Robot Devil dead too?

Toynami: Sorry, but yes.
EvilPDA

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« Reply #376 on: 04-23-2013 16:08 »

They say "anymore" gender bender was already made so surly that means that's the last one
MuchAdo

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« Reply #377 on: 04-23-2013 18:07 »
« Last Edit on: 04-23-2013 19:15 »

Nope Gender Bender is canned too, haha(nelson muntz style)!

Now I made myself sad... I wanted it too.
BlueZoidberg1

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« Reply #378 on: 04-23-2013 18:11 »

Nope Gender Bender is canned too, haha!

Where does it say that?
EvilPDA

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« Reply #379 on: 04-23-2013 18:28 »

Im gonna stay positive and when I get my gender bender Im gonna rub it in your jealous faces MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
MuchAdo

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« Reply #380 on: 04-23-2013 19:16 »
« Last Edit on: 04-23-2013 19:17 »

Actually... it seems that he'll be a sdcc exclusive.

All Toynami has confirmed to be making for the Futurama line: Tineez 2.0, some plush, and a sdcc exclusive.

That's it.
BlueZoidberg1

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« Reply #381 on: 04-23-2013 20:36 »

it looks like comic con exclusive's (plural) so maybe one day we'll see lrr and morbo.
MuchAdo

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« Reply #382 on: 04-23-2013 21:00 »
« Last Edit on: 04-23-2013 21:11 »

Doubtful.... b/c:

Toynami: Sorry, but for the time being we don't anticipate to be doing anymore Futurama figurines.
EvilPDA

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« Reply #383 on: 04-23-2013 21:05 »

All so negative in futurama world, what happened to the beer being half full?
MuchAdo

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« Reply #384 on: 04-23-2013 21:17 »

Futurama Tineez Series 02 is the only thing confirmed for a release in July 2013.
Eveything else is really up in the air.

They flat out said said no Series 10 (Morbo and Lrr) or Robot Mafia figures and no Talking Robot Devil.

SDCC Gender Bender (probably by himself now) and Tineez is all that is left... and crappy plush.

It's dead, and it's official.

TheAnvil

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« Reply #385 on: 04-23-2013 21:39 »

Series 10 was Clamps and Joey, Lrrr and Morbo were their own "Vinyl" series.

They didn't say anything about Lrrr and Morbo, so I'd say that they're up in the air too. Unlikely but I wouldn't rule those two out still as they are cheaper to produce due to being made of vinyl.

Really those assholes Toynami advertised all of these figures and showed off their proto's how dare they not deliver us the product.
EvilPDA

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« Reply #386 on: 04-23-2013 21:41 »

as long as i get gender bender i will be happy smile i saw an episode the other day where bender had COMPLETELY changed his gender i thought that would make an awesome figure
TheAnvil

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« Reply #387 on: 04-23-2013 22:03 »

Eh, if we were only to get one more figure, Gender Bender would be the last choice on my list frown.

I so wanted Lrrr and Morbo.
EvilPDA

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« Reply #388 on: 04-23-2013 22:09 »

im a big bender fan though, even though when i saw the pics of the robo mafia i got a lil excited
MuchAdo

Professor
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« Reply #389 on: 04-23-2013 22:26 »

Denial.
EvilPDA

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« Reply #390 on: 04-23-2013 22:29 »

A river in Egypt?
TheAnvil

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« Reply #391 on: 04-23-2013 22:40 »

im a big bender fan though, even though when i saw the pics of the robo mafia i got a lil excited

Me too, but I'd have rather had a new character over another Bender, seeing as we already have several good ones.

We shall see what happens. Hopefully Toynami realize that they are stupid and come to their senses. Not likely though frown.
EvilPDA

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« Reply #392 on: 04-23-2013 22:58 »

i have just looked at the robo mafia figures and i think i agree id like a robo mafia figure but if you could only have one of the Mafia who would you have?
Bender Bending

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« Reply #393 on: 04-23-2013 23:02 »

Joey Mousepad.
TheAnvil

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« Reply #394 on: 04-23-2013 23:05 »

Donbot.
EvilPDA

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« Reply #395 on: 04-23-2013 23:46 »

i think id have to go with donbot
nacirema

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« Reply #396 on: 04-24-2013 02:39 »

clamps.

clampsclampsclampsclampsclamp s.
MuchAdo

Professor
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« Reply #397 on: 04-24-2013 02:44 »

You guys are to much.

Toynami: Sorry, but no more Futurama figurines.

Ummm... okay, I want Lrr and Morbo and Clamps and...

LOL!


nacirema

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« Reply #398 on: 04-24-2013 04:12 »

leaves you wondering; a. how much the licensing is going to be if another company picks it up, and b. if it's going up for sale.

there's to much potiential toynami never saw. look at ebay. amazon. all those sites. they're hella expensive compaired to two years ago. atleast we have the entire crew.

well, cept for the most important,  scruffy.
jabalong

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« Reply #399 on: 04-24-2013 04:32 »

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Also, stay tuned for some news on some exciting new products we have coming in the next few months that we can't wait to announce!

I think that last bit in Toynami's post has nothing to do with Futurama.

In other words, they're winding down the Futurama license with the remaining Tineez and Plush (ugh) they've made, then that's it.

"New products" are probably for other licenses.

Still wonder where this leaves Destructor/Gender Bender, as seems strange to drop it after it's got as far as prototypes made, a boxed version on display at the convention and preorders.

Maybe those of you have preordered it already, should send an enquiry to the sellers (Forbidden Planet) with a link to Toynami's message about no more figures, and ask them to clarify with distributor if product still going ahead.
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