SH Figuarts Thread

Discussion in 'The Toyark' started by Roanstalker, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. Raiju

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    If I wasn't already living in Japan, I'd hate the fact that a lot of these MCU releases seem to be web exclusives.
     
  2. Roufuss

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    Just the ones that don't have their own movies (yet) that Bandai feels won't sell on a store shelf in Japan. Hulkbuster is a web exclusive due to the price (general public isn't buying him) and Ultron, idk, they have this aversion to villains.

    Gotta remember to Japan and the folks in charge of Figuarts, someone like Black Panther was a nobody before Civil War. They erred on the side of caution and made him a web exclusive, they didn't know how popular he'd be after the movie. Black Widow is a one-two punch of someone who doesn't have her own movie and a female (females are usually web exclusives) and Hawkeye and War Machine play a somewhat small part in the movies they are web exclusive to.

    I don't like all the exclusives but I understand where they are coming from as their audience for these figures is Japan and Japanese stores first, everyone else second. If Hasbro didn't have such a stranglehold on the license, Bluefin would have brought everything over.
     
  3. Ektris

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    Couple of new Figuarts just revealed in the past day that I'm surprised nobody else has posted about them.

    Devilman
    Sailor Moon (Crystal)
    War Machine Mark 3

    That middle one I feel a good number here might be interested in.
     
  4. Dr Kain

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    Didn't even see any news on these.

    I'll pass on Sailor Moon Crystal stuff unless they do some god damn villains. Where is Wiseman?
     
  5. SHINOBI03

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    Really? They're doing Crystal now? Too little too late. I already have most of the 90s version cast and I have no desire to get them again unless they have something new to offer. I may get Venus if they include the chain but I doubt they'll do it.
     
  6. Laser_Optimus

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    Yeah, my wife's got all the 90's stuff they've released so far and when I told her about Crystal getting figures she said the only way she gets them is if they come with effect parts for their attacks.
     
  7. Fort Max

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    where please? i haven't seen anything on taghobby.
     
  8. RKillian

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    Wow, anybody see the price BBTS wants for Akane Tendo? Really dreading when they put Shippoden Sakura up because that'll be nuts too. Also LOL at Bandai's foot dragging on Sailor Moon Crystal. I swear, the toy industry must be managed from the ******ed wing of a mental hospital.
     
  9. Laser_Optimus

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    Akane is waaaaay overpriced at BBTS. I thought Bluefin was bringing the Ranma 1/2 stuff stateside? Or were they not able to get the license for some reason?
     
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    Well they brought girl Ranma over at an inflated price and I have a solicitation for boy Ranma. But who knows if they're going any further; Bluefin is almost as bad as Hasbro when it comes to communicating any kind of necessary information. It's like a Cheech and Chong movie; they're stoned out of their minds and Dave's not here man...
     
  11. Ektris

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    Why in the hell does Akane Tendo have to be a frickin' exclusive?! She's the main character of the show outside of the title character! Ugh!!

    Even on AE she's more expensive than Super Ginrai!!
     
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    War Machine is an exclusive, unfortunately.

    Anyone know a good way to pick those up for us in the UK/US?
     
  15. Transquito

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    If you're fine with importing them from Japan then I can highly recommend Nippon-Yasan. Even after shipping and import fees (customs) it might still be cheaper than buying web exclusives via BBTS. You have to pay up front for Web Exclusives though, which is a bummer.

    As for a European option, the site Archonia is pretty reliable as well. Similarly you also have to pay up front if you wish for your pre-order to be secured.
     
  16. Fort Max

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    I get mine from etoys Japan. They don't charge much more then the cost price for getting them and they are a real pleasure to deal with.

    Thanks for the links Ektris. :thumb 
     
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    This got brought up before in terms of "they outta do Figuarts of -blank-" but seeing them go old-school and do Bruce Lee makes me want to see what they could do with an older anime like Bubblegum Crisis.
     
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    SSJ2 Gohan and a "Premium Color" Perfect Cell just went up for preorder at BBTS.

    The colors on the Cell are... REALLY bright...
    SSJ2 Gohan looks good though.