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Re: Godzilla 2014 toys

Postby Mr. X » Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:56 am

It does look a bit stylized, don't it?

It looks like a McDonald's toy. Hell, the Ultraman McDonald's toys looked better. But if I could get it for a couple bucks, might as well.

How tall is it?
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Re: Godzilla 2014 toys

Postby GFAN198423 » Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:00 am

I'd guess like 4 inches.

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Re: Godzilla 2014 toys

Postby Starsteam » Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:06 pm

For $8, it looks fine. Def a buy for me, but I imagine the other toys to look much better. The NECA mini-figs will likely blow this away in detail, but those don't have a battery compartment.

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Re: Godzilla 2014 toys

Postby Gettothechoppa » Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:33 pm

Not sure if that picture is the real deal. Maybe the toy, but I highly doubt the actual box art and book cover. Look at Godzilla's neck on the art, it's obviously photoshopped. They probably wouldn't sell something with the box looking like that.
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Re: Godzilla 2014 toys

Postby Godzilla 2000 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:41 pm

Cut it some slack, it's a 3 inch tall toy that comes with a sticker book.

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Sideshow Collectibles acquire Godzilla license

Postby Degenerate » Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:00 pm

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Re: Sideshow Collectibles acquire Godzilla license

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Re: Sideshow Collectibles acquire Godzilla license

Postby Dillyziller » Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:07 pm

starsteam wrote:I think viewtopic.php?f=11&t=16636

I don't think these are toys. Aren't they statues?
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Re: Sideshow Collectibles acquire Godzilla license

Postby Degenerate » Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:10 pm

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starsteam wrote:I think viewtopic.php?f=11&t=16636

I don't think these are toys. Aren't they statues?


I know for star wars there are statues and 12 action figures or 'dolls' as you might call them. They can be posed(SA), multiple hand gestures. Those range from $150-$200 the statues are even more...
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Re: Sideshow Collectibles acquire Godzilla license

Postby Starsteam » Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:10 pm

Dillyzilla the Kaiju wrote:
starsteam wrote:I think viewtopic.php?f=11&t=16636

I don't think these are toys. Aren't they statues?


Oh good grief, nvm then.

I think we might as well make separate threads for the Bandai and Neca stuff too since both will likely have a lot of discussion. Just to keep things sorted out.

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Re: Godzilla 2014 toys and collectibles.

Postby GFAN198423 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:28 am

I don't know if it's necessary to have a thread for each manufacturer, but, I do think there could probably be a thread for each product type.

Godzilla 2014 Toys and Figures (NECA, Bandai, JAKKS)

Godzilla 2014 Statues and Collectibles (Sideshow, anyone else that comes out with a similar product)

Godzilla 2014 Merchandise (Apparel, Posters, Party Supplies, etc.)

It'd be helpful to see multiple makes of the same type in a single place to compare the work and make our choices for purchases.

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Re: Godzilla 2014 toys and collectibles.

Postby tymon » Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:41 am

I'm more excited to see what *non*-LPG figures these companies can bring, seeing how I hate the new design and because the American market is starved of detailed, high-quality and affordable figures of the Toho montsers.

It has been confirmed Bandai USA will continue to do their classic stuf in 6" vinyl formf (which I won't give two shits about unless the sculpts are greatly improved), but what about the other companies like Neca and Jakks? Are they sticking to LPG stuff or do we even know at this point?
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Re: Godzilla 2014 toys and collectibles.

Postby GFAN198423 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:51 am

Well this movie is definitely bringing license for classic merchandise, DIamond has already put up a bust and full body bank of Godzilla '89, though the sculpts aren't great. I've heard rumor NECA has rights to do classic Godzilla.

I'm curious how the licensing works nowadays, I spoke to a contact at Sideshow a few years ago about them doing Toho Godzilla and they said it was a very hard license to obtain and that Bandai had control over who could do figures and statues, at least for U.S. companies, and it'd make sense, other than Bandai America and American Greetings, I can't think of any U.S. company making figures/statues whatever in the past few years, but perhaps if Toho and the license holders are into this film enough, the marketing will explode. I feel like the lack of product availability hurts the franchise popularity. The masses of fans behind properties are most often linked with collectors, and nice Godzilla items are either really rare or just high priced to begin with and it's hard to get into it. I'm sure many would go nuts over the X-Plus lineup if they were more like $50 each.

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Re: Godzilla 2014 toys and collectibles.

Postby Legion1979 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:53 am

I personally think we'll get a short burst of classic Godzilla merchandise right around the time this movie is released, only for everything to pretty much peter out quickly and for us to more or less go back to 2012/13 levels by the end of the year. Personally, I don't think for a second that the BC line (for example) is going to explode with all sorts of classic Godzilla figures, huge box sets and all the other things people have been asking for. Stuff like the banks and busts we've been hearing about will probably go the way of the X-Plus USA resin statues, vinyl figures and Far East Monsters statues - a handful of items, but it probably won't last long.

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Re: Godzilla 2014 toys and collectibles.

Postby Creature22 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:30 am

I'm expecting a similar amount of merchandising compared to what Peter Jackson's King Kong got; a fair amount of toys and merchandise and other cool things on the side, but I don't think it's going to be 1998 all over again. I think they learned their lesson with over-advertising haha.

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Re: Godzilla 2014 toys and collectibles.

Postby GFAN198423 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:08 am

Over-advertising G98 was not a problem, the quality of the product they were advertising was the issue, and even then, the campaign was a success, merchandise sold and people ran to the theater, the disappointment came after the fact.

I'm just glad quality companies are behind the toys, Trendmasters was a nice option for Americans who didn't have access to Bandai Japan stuff or other overseas items, but in the grand scheme they're just so-so. Bandai America's worst is still a step up from Trendmasters.

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Re: Godzilla 2014 toys and collectibles.

Postby Castellan Zilla » Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:14 am

GFAN198423 wrote:I'm just glad quality companies are behind the toys, Trendmasters was a nice option for Americans who didn't have access to Bandai Japan stuff or other overseas items, but in the grand scheme they're just so-so. Bandai America's worst is still a step up from Trendmasters.


I'd have to disagree with this. The 10" Trendmasters Godzilla figures are SUPERB and make the Bandai Creations figure look like crap. Yes, even the 12" ones.
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Re: Godzilla 2014 toys and collectibles.

Postby GFAN198423 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:14 am

Godzilla 1995 wrote:People don't usually wan to buy toys for a movie they hated.


I'm still bummed that the movie's poor reception ended up cancelling the Trendmaster animated line, the cartoon did so much better than the movie, but the movie did bad, a lot of the toys were lame, so they sold poorly overall and no one felt safe backing the animated ones, I bet those would have done better.

I wonder if we'll see any animated/stylized type toys besides the chibis.

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Re: Godzilla 2014 toys and collectibles.

Postby gatorzilla » Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:36 am

GFAN198423 wrote:Well this movie is definitely bringing license for classic merchandise, DIamond has already put up a bust and full body bank of Godzilla '89, though the sculpts aren't great. I've heard rumor NECA has rights to do classic Godzilla.

I'm curious how the licensing works nowadays, I spoke to a contact at Sideshow a few years ago about them doing Toho Godzilla and they said it was a very hard license to obtain and that Bandai had control over who could do figures and statues, at least for U.S. companies, and it'd make sense, other than Bandai America and American Greetings, I can't think of any U.S. company making figures/statues whatever in the past few years, but perhaps if Toho and the license holders are into this film enough, the marketing will explode. I feel like the lack of product availability hurts the franchise popularity. The masses of fans behind properties are most often linked with collectors, and nice Godzilla items are either really rare or just high priced to begin with and it's hard to get into it. I'm sure many would go nuts over the X-Plus lineup if they were more like $50 each.


That brings up an interesting point. I've always been told Godzilla merchandise is generally a big seller so I'm hoping that maybe they will loosen the reigns a bit and allow where everyone can get something they want.
Obviously Bandai is the MAIN line of Godzilla toys and always will be in America and Japan. Theres no doubt about that. But im hoping other American companies like Diamond, NECA, Sideshow etc are able to produce a vast amount Godzilla products as well which I honestly believe would sell very well.

Again Godzilla can be a very profitable merchandising franchise if Toho would loosen up their grip just a little bit. Godzilla merchandise seems to be in demand here in the States
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Re: Godzilla 2014 toys and collectibles.

Postby Legion1979 » Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:37 am

Castellan Zilla wrote:
GFAN198423 wrote:I'm just glad quality companies are behind the toys, Trendmasters was a nice option for Americans who didn't have access to Bandai Japan stuff or other overseas items, but in the grand scheme they're just so-so. Bandai America's worst is still a step up from Trendmasters.


I'd have to disagree with this. The 10" Trendmasters Godzilla figures are SUPERB and make the Bandai Creations figure look like crap. Yes, even the 12" ones.


You mean the goofy-looking Rodan, He-Man Godzilla, proportionally awkward Ghidorahs, Ninja Turtle villain Gigan and the Mecahgodzilla that rips off the 10" Bandai DX figure? The only really decent 10" TM figure was the Space Godzilla.


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