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Bendo

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« on: 07-16-2003 12:38 »

First bit of info from SD is trickling in and the biggest surprise of them all to me is the following news:
 http://www.action-figure.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=8676&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0
Toynami is expecting to announce a new line of Futurama figures produced in their exclusive I-Men format. I think this might be one of the best ideas for Futurama yet. I can see the format of the figures lending itself to be more cheap than what has been produced in the past which will give Toynami the oppurtunity to produce many figures from the Futurama universe. Just imagine all the characters sitting on your shelf in the I-Men format! I will have some pics in the next couple of days but I am sure somebody from here will beat me to the punch on this one. I can't wait to see what these are going to look like.
RM
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« Reply #1 on: 07-16-2003 12:43 »

I'm not a huge fan of the I-Men type figures, but the fact that they are making Futurama ones is great.  If they look nice I'll buy them.  Hopefully, Toynami will come out with more Futuarama stuff.
Bendo

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« Reply #2 on: 07-16-2003 12:52 »

I actually like the look of them and think they are pretty fun looking. I have never purchased any but have always admired the different characters being produced in this format. Of course some lines are better than others as the Simpsons blocko's was a disaster. But Toynami is one of the instigators I think of this type of figure so I would expect the Futurama figures to be extrememly well done and cool.
Oh, and you know I will be picking these up.  wink
RM
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« Reply #3 on: 07-16-2003 13:55 »

What does an I-Men format look like?
Bendo

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« Reply #4 on: 07-16-2003 14:02 »

Here is their Hanna-Barbara line of figures in I-Men format.
RM
davids

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« Reply #5 on: 07-16-2003 14:05 »

I think they won't be able to pull off good looking futurama figure in this style. They're too chunky.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #6 on: 07-16-2003 14:53 »

It' great news that they're producing them, and that new Futurama merchandise isn't dead. But I must admit, I'm not too keen on the I-Men style  smile
Kazzahdrane

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« Reply #7 on: 07-16-2003 15:04 »

Same here, it's good that new Futurama merchandise is on the horizon, but it's a shame that they look like being so damn ugly!
M Jackson
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« Reply #8 on: 07-16-2003 15:24 »

Actually I think that Greonings characters should translate pretty well to this 'I-Men' style. They'll look quite stylised, but I think it could work very well.
What sort of stage of development are these toys at? When can we expect a release?
Bendo

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« Reply #9 on: 07-16-2003 15:51 »

 
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Originally posted by M Jackson:
Actually I think that Greonings characters should translate pretty well to this 'I-Men' style. They'll look quite stylised, but I think it could work very well.
What sort of stage of development are these toys at? When can we expect a release?
More detailed information should start trickling in either this evening or tomorrow for sure when the doors are officially open at SD. I am sure there sill be some type of mock up - either artwork or an actual prototype but my money is on artwork only.
And I agree with you - these could be really cool little figures.
RM

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« Reply #10 on: 07-16-2003 16:07 »

I hope the do the whole cast,then i'll finally have a Zapp!
Kryten

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« Reply #11 on: 07-16-2003 21:14 »

Ick... does anyone really want a Leela or Amy with dinky little drawn-on breasts?
FrysGIRL

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« Reply #12 on: 07-16-2003 21:20 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
Ick... does anyone really want a Leela or Amy with dinky little drawn-on breasts?

Yeah, and Fry just wouldn't be Fry without his little beer belly  hmpf
Atticus

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« Reply #13 on: 07-16-2003 22:53 »

Indeed, Fry wouldn't be Fry without his beer belly, but Bender wouldn't be Bender without his cylinderical body.  He probably wouldn't translate well to a rectangular body.
Kazzahdrane

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« Reply #14 on: 07-17-2003 14:27 »

I guess we won't know until we see them  smile
blahness

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« Reply #15 on: 07-18-2003 13:23 »

im gonna get them! weeeeeeee!
Smitty

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« Reply #16 on: 07-18-2003 14:33 »
« Last Edit on: 07-18-2003 14:33 »

I haven't the faintest idea what I-Men are. Are they huge blocky things or something?

I just typed I-Men into Google image search and got frigging naked men!   puke
Atticus

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« Reply #17 on: 07-18-2003 14:43 »
« Last Edit on: 07-18-2003 14:43 »

@ Smitty, Here you go:

   
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Originally posted by Bendo:
Here is their Hanna-Barbara line of figures in I-Men format.  http://www.toynami.com/I-men-hb.htm 
Puny Human 354

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« Reply #18 on: 07-18-2003 15:19 »
« Last Edit on: 07-18-2003 15:19 »

The thread at SCS ( http://pub132.ezboard.com/fthesimpsonscommunity71818frm21.showMessage?topicID=1371.top ic  ) mentioned earlier has the following photo: http://home.swbell.net/samnbo/Pdr_0007.jpg

[EDIT: Photo too big to post really; just click link -- PH]
blahness

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« Reply #19 on: 07-18-2003 15:44 »
« Last Edit on: 07-18-2003 15:44 »

 
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Originally posted by Puny Human 354:
The thread at SCS ( http://pub132.ezboard.com/fthesimpsonscommunity71818frm21.showMessage?topicID=1371.top   ic  ) mentioned earlier has the following photo: http://home.swbell.net/samnbo/Pdr_0007.jpg

[EDIT: Photo too big to post really; just click link -- PH]


i cant wait to have these!! esp zoidberg, fry, and morbo
Atticus

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« Reply #20 on: 07-18-2003 16:06 »

Hey, they look pretty darn good!
haha, the photographer got the "no photography" sign in the picture too
Kazzahdrane

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« Reply #21 on: 07-19-2003 04:25 »

That looks like Beelzebot second from the left! Wooooo!!! Robot Devil figure!!
Puny Human 354

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« Reply #22 on: 07-19-2003 05:42 »

Amidalai Lama at SCS posted the list of who they are (left to right):
Calculon, Robot Devil, Zoidberg, Fry, Bender, Leela, Farnsworth, Morbo, Roberto and URL.
M Jackson
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« Reply #23 on: 07-19-2003 06:47 »

They look great! But where's Zapp!?
emanon

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« Reply #24 on: 07-19-2003 07:48 »

looking at himself in a mirror
M Jackson
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« Reply #25 on: 07-19-2003 14:49 »

Does anyone konw how much I Men figures usually cost? Do you think that this line of figures will all be sold seperately, or together in a collect-o-pack style box?
Shadowstar

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« Reply #26 on: 07-19-2003 17:00 »

ROBERTO!!!! But, they do look kinda sucky.
leelaholic

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« Reply #27 on: 07-20-2003 01:25 »
« Last Edit on: 07-20-2003 01:25 »

They do look... odd.  I still can't wait to get them!    big grin
SQFreak

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« Reply #28 on: 07-20-2003 02:47 »

 
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Originally posted by Atticus:
Hey, they look pretty darn good!
haha, the photographer got the "no photography" sign in the picture too

I love that. A picture of a No Photography sign.

Anyway, are they going to be painted at all? Because painted they could be really good!
Kryten

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« Reply #29 on: 07-20-2003 12:35 »

Just what I feared... a flat-chested Leela. That's a crime right there.
M Jackson
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« Reply #30 on: 07-20-2003 15:48 »

I'm sure they'll be painted, the figures in the photo are just proto-types to give you an idea of where the project is headed. Does anybody know the answer to my previous question?
Bendo

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« Reply #31 on: 07-20-2003 21:42 »

9.99 for a two pack M Jackson which is standard cost for the I-Men. I will have more info later on these.
RM
M Jackson
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« Reply #32 on: 07-21-2003 08:47 »

Hey that's very reasonable! How big are I Men?
davids

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« Reply #33 on: 07-22-2003 08:54 »
« Last Edit on: 07-22-2003 08:54 »

Looking at the picture i think that the robots look good but the human characters and leela don't have the right shape. im looking forward to the robot devil and roberto
FishyJoe

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« Reply #34 on: 07-30-2003 22:25 »

I think they're cool looking, but it strikes me as kind of pointless. I'm no toymaking genius, but how much harder is it to sculpt a reasonably accurate body?

At least the robots look ok. I'll probably buy some of the minor characters.
Bobby King

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« Reply #35 on: 07-31-2003 04:28 »
« Last Edit on: 07-31-2003 04:28 »

the robots looking preaty good to me
davids

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« Reply #36 on: 07-31-2003 04:43 »

anyone know if these will be out in the uk? and when they will be released?
Bendo

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« Reply #37 on: 07-31-2003 09:36 »

These will be released Spring of 2004 and will come two to a pack. Probably bad news for everyone that only wants the robots is that the robots will be packaged with a human character so if you want just the robots you will end up getting most of the set.
I still like them and am anticipating them being released. Doing more accurately sculpted bodies kind of defeats the purpose of doing them in the I-Men format. Otherwise they would be regular action figures and everyone would be complaining that they were too small.
RM
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« Reply #38 on: 07-31-2003 17:10 »

Wait a minute how small are these I-Men? I hope they're bigger than the rocket USA die casts.
Bendo

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« Reply #39 on: 07-31-2003 18:02 »

They are probably about the same height or maybe a little bit bigger than the RocketUSA figures. I think they range in height of 2"-2 1/2". They will have some articulation and as far as I know with the I-Men (although I don't know what good the feature is) they can be taken apart.
RM
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