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PEE Poll: Which robot would YOU like to see as the Build - A - Bot for the next wave of Toynami figures?
Destructor
Don Bot
Hedonism Bot
Robot 1X
Malfunctioning Eddie
The Crushinator
Robot Elder
The Masked Unit
Fender
Nurse Ratchet
The Duchess
Mad Hatter Bot

hobo bot

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« on: 02-10-2009 20:53 »

Who's next? :cool:
Bear

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« Reply #1 on: 02-10-2009 21:25 »

I wish Lrrr was on there :(
jabalong

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« Reply #2 on: 02-11-2009 01:21 »

I voted Roberto as he's the bot I'd most like to see next.

And since he'd be a small figure, I'd hope we'd in turn see some better accessories again (eg, Nibbler, Hypnotoad, Brain slug for Hermes, etc). 

But if we're not going to get much in terms of accessories, then like the impressive Robot Santa, I'd see more bang for my buck in one of the other large figures.

Don Bot would probably be the most notable character, though I've always had a soft spot for Hedonism Bot, while Destructor would look pretty impressive.
jabalong

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« Reply #3 on: 02-11-2009 01:34 »

If anyone needs refreshing on what each of these guys looks like, here are some pics:

DON BOT (back middle)



ROBERTO



DESTRUCTOR



HEDONISM BOT



ROBOT 1-X



ROBOT ELDER



THE CRUSHINATOR

JavieR

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« Reply #4 on: 02-11-2009 02:13 »

roberto..
Igner_Farnsworth

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« Reply #5 on: 02-11-2009 04:45 »

LOL Your Hedonism Bot picture is my desktop wallpaper
jabalong

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« Reply #6 on: 02-11-2009 11:56 »

Apologize for nothing!

:p
hobo bot

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« Reply #7 on: 02-11-2009 21:34 »

Why would Lrrr be on there, he aint a robot!  :rolleyes:
hopie4ever

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« Reply #8 on: 02-11-2009 21:37 »

Id vote for none and hope hedonism bot and roberto are part of the normal wave :)
hobo bot

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« Reply #9 on: 02-11-2009 21:42 »

That would be the ideal scenario, but they have to have someone to build  :hmpf:
jhvz

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« Reply #10 on: 02-11-2009 21:56 »

I'd like to get Roberto as a regular figure aswel. The Robot Devil was kind of a wonky build-a-bot (at least mine is) and doesn't stand very well on his own. I wouldn't like Roberto to fall over forward all the time (with his head sticking out and all)

I think the Donbot would be nice if Joey Mousepad and Clamps were regular figures in the next waves. I also like Hedonismbot. He could turn out really cool if they did him in the same kind of "gold" as Golden Bender. That would really make him stand out between the rest of the figures.
jabalong

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« Reply #11 on: 02-12-2009 02:22 »
« Last Edit on: 02-12-2009 02:37 »

I don't know, I'm pretty pleased with the whole build-a-figure bonus thing and it seems well suited to the bitsy nature of the bots in Futurama.

While Robot Devil takes some work to set him up and find his right balance, I don't find him that much more precariously perched than some of my Benders.

That said, Robot Santa is easier with his chunky nature, so maybe that's the way to go with BAFs. Trouble is the bigger the BAF, the smaller/fewer the accessories it seems.

If you didn't have the BAF, another idea I thought would be to include one head in a jar per figure, which would be sweet.  Or could have a series pairing a big figure with a tiny one - Nibbler, Hypnotoad, Guenter...any others?

But from Toynami's perspective, not sure either of these ideas would be as effective a sweetener to entice people to buy all the figures. And in the end, as a buyer I still like getting seven full-size figures for the price of six.
hobo bot

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« Reply #12 on: 02-12-2009 19:02 »

The Robot Devil is a pain to stand up, but it is a great figure, as is Robot Santa, was a bit dissapointed wi Robot Santa though as i already have him and Santa Bender from the 2008 convention exclusive box set!  :hmpf: I know the eyes are different but you can move them up or down, both figures are identical apart from the build a bot having a tommy gun!
jhvz

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« Reply #13 on: 02-12-2009 22:53 »

I read somewhere Amy will have the tommy gun aswel as a spiked ball for Santa's hat. Check it out. The round ball can be taken off.

I can see why people think the build-a-bot figures are a bad idea. If you have no interest in certain characters you don't want to buy them just to get the BAB. I thought it was pretty neat Toynami released Robot Santa as part of the exclussive. He's not cheap but at least you can get him without having to buy all 6 figures.

But as a collector of all figures I really like the build-a-bot concept. The wait between waves is pretty long but I like watching these figures come together over time and they're really cool once they're complete. I hope Toynami has a new BAB and new figures on display at the New York Toy Fair next week! :D
jabalong

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« Reply #14 on: 02-13-2009 00:27 »
« Last Edit on: 02-13-2009 00:34 »

In the end of the day, if the BAF entices more people to buy all of the figures, then that translates to better sales and in turn a healthier Futurama product for Toynami, which hopefully extends the life of the line with more figure offerings for all of us.

That said, I don't understand either why Robot Santa was the 2008 SDCC exclusive. If you announce a teaser sweetener for the line the form of a BAF, then why scoop yourself by offering it up ahead for anyone to buy at the convention? I think Santa Bender made sense as everyone likes Bender and it's a good lead-in to build anticipation for the Robot Santa BAF that goes nicely with it. Maybe it was an easy cash grab, by throwing in their extra Santas and charging more for the exclusive.

Regardless, I just hope we don't see that again, as the exclusives should be a completely different figure. Also we only got the one exclusive last year, versus two the year before, so it would be nice to see the Wizard exclusive come back. If nothing else, and Toynami is trying to save cash amid the downturn, I'd take more Universe B versions of the Planet Ship crew to go with Golden Bender and Blue Zoidberg - they ought to be relatively cheap to do, same figure moulds with just different paint jobs.
Books

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« Reply #15 on: 02-13-2009 04:35 »

I picked one at random.
hobo bot

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« Reply #16 on: 02-13-2009 09:02 »
« Last Edit on: 02-13-2009 09:03 »

Toy fair will defo be interesting as we know Toynami are going to be there, what do they have up their sleeves??  :flirt: If the info about the Santa hat is true then that is great (i thought it was health and safety gone mad!), as im sure im not the only one that was dissapointed to see that lame ball and not the spikes!??  :nono:
jabalong

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« Reply #17 on: 02-15-2009 10:51 »
« Last Edit on: 02-15-2009 10:57 »

Yup, you weren't the only one - was equally peeved about the lack of spikes.

For what it's worth, toy reviewer Michael Crawford, whose reviews are well worth checking out, also mentioned this news in his SDCC exclusive Robot Santa review:

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EDIT - word from Toynami is that the BAF version WILL hae the spiky ball (as well as a machine gun), to further differentiate it from the SDCC version.

The fact that plain ball easily pulls off the head from the Santa BAF also suggests it's interchangeable with something. Though I'm still waiting to see it to believe it.

If so, the spiked ball hat and the machine gun will really tie the figure together nicely. And people who bought the SDCC version, can alway buy the next two figures to add these accessories.
jabalong

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« Reply #18 on: 02-16-2009 01:36 »


I just realised that the display version of Robot Santa at SDCC 2008 had him with the spiked ball and machine gun (see picture below), so maybe there is hope for the BAF.

jabalong

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« Reply #19 on: 02-16-2009 01:43 »

I just remembered another bot that would be a nice BAF in my opinion and who would complement Robot Santa well - Kwanzaa Bot! He's pretty colourful, would look cool and be a good Kwanzaa conversation piece.  :D

jabalong

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« Reply #20 on: 02-16-2009 12:37 »


Three cheers for Roberto as the next BAF!

And here's a good shot of Santa's spiked ball from Toy Fair 2009:

hobo bot

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« Reply #21 on: 02-16-2009 14:02 »

The new series looks great, thanks for listening to your fans Toynami!  :)
hobo bot

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« Reply #22 on: 08-22-2009 10:22 »

Right peeps, we have got Roberto coming along in the near future which is what the majority wanted as the next build a bot, but one question remains.................. whos next!?? I personally am hoping for Hedonism Bot!  :flirt:
Anteater #1

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« Reply #23 on: 08-10-2010 21:02 »

preacher Bot should be on the list for the next one.  I'd like to see him, hedonism bot, or Don Bot
Taco Wiz

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« Reply #24 on: 08-15-2010 12:55 »

Wait, there's a toy line of buildable bots?
JavieR

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« Reply #25 on: 08-16-2010 04:45 »
« Last Edit on: 08-27-2010 15:24 »

[EDIT: thanks  Quolnok] Robot  Devil, Robot Santa and Roberto were the first 3 2 build-a-bot figures. Morbo is supposed to be the 4rd 3rd one (and he is not a robot), but it seems that Toynami is dropping the build-a-bot feature from the Futurama figures according to this thread (post #392)
http://thesimpsonscommunity71818.yuku.com/topic/3558/t/Toynami-Gets-Futurama-Figure-License.html?page=20
Quolnok

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« Reply #26 on: 08-16-2010 06:10 »

Correction: Robot Devil was first; Robot Santa and Roberto were second and third.
DannyJC13

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« Reply #27 on: 08-21-2010 17:57 »

Robot 1-X would only Require 1-2 Pieces, and the Elders would have to be a Single Body with interchangeable Eyes and Mouths. (Red, Green, Yellow, Orange and Blue.) Can someone tell me who 'The Duchess' is?  :confused:
Anteater #1

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« Reply #28 on: 08-21-2010 21:14 »

From the episode 'A Flight to Remember' She's bender's love interest.
PumaGirl

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« Reply #29 on: 08-26-2010 14:22 »

Is it just me or do some of the one's above look nothing like the real thing? Also went to their website, some of their figures look kind of weird.
Bigboysdontcry

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« Reply #30 on: 09-21-2010 03:33 »

Hedonism Bot is probably the best choice, I mean he is much more involved with the series than any of the other choices.
robotsanta666

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« Reply #31 on: 09-21-2010 10:07 »

+1 for preacher bot.If toynami has dropped the build-a-bot feature, I'd love to see him at his own box.
Bigboysdontcry

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« Reply #32 on: 09-23-2010 23:54 »

That would be cool, I do not think toynami will stop. If they keep selling there is no conceivable reason they would stop manufacturing.
hobo bot

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« Reply #33 on: 12-04-2010 11:34 »

Looks like no one is going to be next at least for the time being. Was hoping for Hedonism Bot after the great Roberto build a bot fig!  :confused:
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« Reply #34 on: 01-14-2011 07:41 »

Preacher Bot would be tpo of my list i think.  Would go great with the Robot Devil.
futuramafanboy

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« Reply #35 on: 03-27-2011 02:30 »

the first one was the robot devil then robot santa and lastly roberto i liked the sieries but im glad its over so i dont have to get  the difrent viarietys of the figures so im happy with toynami ending it but not every one is
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« Reply #36 on: 03-27-2011 02:39 »

At first my three were HedonismBot, DonBot, ad Destructor. Then I thought about the aesthetics of it and functionality of the piece and really, Crushinator is better than Destructor. It's very colorful and you should be able to open the side door and pull out the front part as what happened in The Series Has Landed. Crushinator's leg opens in BWABB to reveal the crew inside but I think Crushinator would work better because I would think there would be more you could do with it.
futuramafanboy

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« Reply #37 on: 03-28-2011 20:35 »

i voted for robot 1 x it just wood be so cool if thy made a wall stand so it looks like hes floting in mid air
jabalong

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« Reply #38 on: 03-29-2011 03:49 »
« Last Edit on: 03-29-2011 04:02 »

EDIT: Started replying here, but then decided to shift my reply over to page three of the current Toynami thread, as I'm too lazy to keep checking different threads.  ;)
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« Reply #39 on: 08-24-2012 20:39 »

Bumping this thread in light of the discussion here. Temporarily going to sticky it for now while it's in the talks.
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