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Re: Official Trendmasters Thread 2.0

Postby Castellan Zilla » Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:58 am

I have the Doom Island Megalon. The colors are wacky, but I love it all the same. I'm still on the hunt for Baragon and Varan, be it the Godzilla Wars or Doom Island variants.
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Re: Official Trendmasters Thread 2.0

Postby DrBreakfastMachine » Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:31 am

Does anyone know why exactly Trendmasters figures are so expensive now? I realize that they're quite old but the prices they fetch these days seem outrageous given how common they were. Merchandise for 1998 film can cost up to 20 times the original store price, which doesn't seem to be the case for most other toys from movies of that time period. I distinctly remember there being shelves and shelves and shelves of this stuff everywhere you looked, so I know they weren't rare or anything.

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Re: Official Trendmasters Thread 2.0

Postby DrBreakfastMachine » Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:39 am

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DrBreakfastMachine wrote:Does anyone know why exactly Trendmasters figures are so expensive now? I realize that they're quite old but the prices they fetch these days seem outrageous given how common they were. Merchandise for 1998 film can cost up to 20 times the original store price, which doesn't seem to be the case for most other toys from movies of that time period. I distinctly remember there being shelves and shelves and shelves of this stuff everywhere you looked, so I know they weren't rare or anything.


Demand. More fans want them now. Collectors willing to sell them jack the prices up.


Anyway, I'm making it a 2015 goal to get all of the Trendmasters Gamera figures. Looking forward to that shelf.


The normal Godzilla toys I can see, but it's strange to me that there's such a demand for Godzilla 1998 toys. I had a tornado blast Zilla as a kid and it seems to be lost now, and I'd love to replace it, but it goes for upwards of $150 online. I didn't think anyone liked that movie enough to pay so much for figures from it.

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Re: Official Trendmasters Thread 2.0

Postby Castellan Zilla » Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:56 am

DrBreakfastMachine wrote:Does anyone know why exactly Trendmasters figures are so expensive now? I realize that they're quite old but the prices they fetch these days seem outrageous given how common they were. Merchandise for 1998 film can cost up to 20 times the original store price, which doesn't seem to be the case for most other toys from movies of that time period. I distinctly remember there being shelves and shelves and shelves of this stuff everywhere you looked, so I know they weren't rare or anything.


There wasn't many production runs of the Godzilla 1998 toys. They sat on shelves, meaning why make more when no one wants them? So, there's actually not that many around now for the secondary market. Some of the rarest ones seem to be the Tornado Blast 6" figure and the Supreme Godzilla figure.
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Re: Official Trendmasters Thread 2.0

Postby DrBreakfastMachine » Sat Sep 20, 2014 12:25 pm

Castellan Zilla wrote:
DrBreakfastMachine wrote:Does anyone know why exactly Trendmasters figures are so expensive now? I realize that they're quite old but the prices they fetch these days seem outrageous given how common they were. Merchandise for 1998 film can cost up to 20 times the original store price, which doesn't seem to be the case for most other toys from movies of that time period. I distinctly remember there being shelves and shelves and shelves of this stuff everywhere you looked, so I know they weren't rare or anything.


There wasn't many production runs of the Godzilla 1998 toys. They sat on shelves, meaning why make more when no one wants them? So, there's actually not that many around now for the secondary market. Some of the rarest ones seem to be the Tornado Blast 6" figure and the Supreme Godzilla figure.


I guess that makes sense then. I always assumed that because there were so many of these toys in stores for so long that there was a high demand for them and they were just doing a good job of keeping them in stock. It never occurred to me that they were the exact same toys warming the shelves for all those months.

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Re: Official Trendmasters Thread 2.0

Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Sat Sep 20, 2014 12:51 pm

Castellan Zilla wrote:I have the Doom Island Megalon. The colors are wacky, but I love it all the same. I'm still on the hunt for Baragon and Varan, be it the Godzilla Wars or Doom Island variants.


A Taiwanese seller on Ebay has em quite often. About 40 bucks for standard, but the electronic ones are much more expensive. Bought Varan from him earlier this year. They're the Doom Island variants with the black wash. He's got several Baragons in stock right now for 45 bucks/free shipping.
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Re: Official Trendmasters Thread 2.0

Postby g2vd » Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:57 am

DrBreakfastMachine wrote:
Desolation MM wrote:
DrBreakfastMachine wrote:Does anyone know why exactly Trendmasters figures are so expensive now? I realize that they're quite old but the prices they fetch these days seem outrageous given how common they were. Merchandise for 1998 film can cost up to 20 times the original store price, which doesn't seem to be the case for most other toys from movies of that time period. I distinctly remember there being shelves and shelves and shelves of this stuff everywhere you looked, so I know they weren't rare or anything.


Demand. More fans want them now. Collectors willing to sell them jack the prices up.


Anyway, I'm making it a 2015 goal to get all of the Trendmasters Gamera figures. Looking forward to that shelf.


The normal Godzilla toys I can see, but it's strange to me that there's such a demand for Godzilla 1998 toys. I had a tornado blast Zilla as a kid and it seems to be lost now, and I'd love to replace it, but it goes for upwards of $150 online. I didn't think anyone liked that movie enough to pay so much for figures from it.

Here is a tornado blast Zilla figure for 29 dollars however it does not come with the breath effect.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/TRENDMASTERS-GODZILLA-7-ACTION-FIGURE-JOINTED-1998-MISSILE-FIRING-MOVIE-TOHO-/151411410547?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2340d2c673


also found a auction for a 8 inch zilla figure.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1998-Godzilla-8-Roaring-Action-Figure-ToHo-Trendmasters-/301319614987?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item46280c720b

and I found a prototype ultimate zilla figure that was owned by a trendmasters employee.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1998-Trendmasters-Ulimate-Godzilla-Prototype-Action-Figure-/380910217691?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item58b004a9db
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Re: Official Trendmasters Thread 2.0

Postby DrBreakfastMachine » Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:12 pm



I just might go for that tornado blast Godzilla.

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Re: Official Trendmasters Thread 2.0

Postby Breakdown » Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:37 pm

I'm trying to get a hold of more of those micro-playsets, but all the ones I've found are ludicrously priced or are missing parts. I also want to get more of those large-scale figures. The only ones I have are Godzilla, Gigan and Spacegodzilla.
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Re: Official Trendmasters Thread 2.0

Postby g2vd » Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:09 am

DrBreakfastMachine wrote:


I just might go for that tornado blast Godzilla.

You gotta buy that thing now it's only got 5 hours left.
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Re: Official Trendmasters Thread 2.0

Postby toho_guy01 » Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:17 am

I need one of these right now. Lucky, Christmas is coming in a few months so I might get one as a gift.
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Re: Official Trendmasters Thread 2.0

Postby g2vd » Fri Jan 09, 2015 4:59 am

I just found a monster deal if anybody is interested for just $32 dollars and free shipping. you can get the Tornado Roar 98, along with 3 other figures some other 98 figure, with a final wars figure and BC 54.
Edit: the guy selling these figures, has just added a new figure, a bendy Trendmasters Godzilla.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Godzilla-Figures-/201255325757?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2edbc0903d
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Postby Zilla103192 » Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:46 pm

Just scored a MIB Power-Up SuperCharged Godzilla for $50 Free Shipping!!! I AM SO EXCITED RIGHT NOW!!!!
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Re: Official Trendmasters Thread 2.0

Postby trendmasters » Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:29 pm

Those are awesome figures!!

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Re: Official Trendmasters Thread 2.0

Postby Zilla103192 » Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:47 am

HEAVY Trendmasters score over the last few weeks.

I had the Godzilla Wars anniversary repaint set. And that was it.

Since then I have accqiured
-Power Up supercharged Godzilla (MiB, complete with trading card)
-3 inch Godzilla (loose)
-6 inch Rodan (loose, but box included, complete with trading card. Still works.)
-6 inch Mothra (loose, but box included, complete with trading card. Still works.)
-6 inch Ghidorah (loose, but box included, complete with trading card. Still works.)
-10 inch roaring Godzilla (loose. Still works.)
-10 inch roaring Mothra (loose, but box included. Still works.)
-Godzilla vs Mothra 3 inch set (MiB, never opened. Complete with trading card)
-1998 Claw Slashing Baby Godzilla (loose)
-1998 "Battle Damaged" Baby Godzilla (loose, missing removable piece)

My Trendmasters collection is growing nicely!
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Re: Official Trendmasters Thread 2.0

Postby cmdmstudios » Sun Jul 05, 2015 2:20 pm

Just got a nice bundle of Trendmaster figures. Got the 5 inch Godzilla (roaring function still works ^-^) and Mecha-Ghidorah, along with a bendy Godzilla and a 10 inch Godzilla.
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Re: Official Trendmasters Thread 2.0

Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Sun Jul 05, 2015 3:08 pm

I actually have a pretty decent Trendmasters collection myself. Unfortunately my 6" Rodan and 10" Space Godzilla are both messed up. Rodan's wing is falling off and Space Godzilla's tail is broke. I also have the whole Gamera set except Gamera himself.
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Re: Official Trendmasters Thread 2.0

Postby Castellan Zilla » Sun Jul 05, 2015 3:12 pm

I have to say, my favorite from the Trendmasters line is Varan. It screams 90's and could very well have been a Heisei version of Varan. Just adore the damn thing, I was so happy when I finally managed to snag him. Packaging included.
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Re: Official Trendmasters Thread 2.0

Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Sun Jul 05, 2015 3:13 pm

Castellan Zilla wrote:I have to say, my favorite from the Trendmasters line is Varan. It screams 90's and could very well have been a Heisei version of Varan. Just adore the damn thing, I was so happy when I finally managed to snag him. Packaging included.


I almost don't wanna remove mine from the packaging.
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