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Re: Godzilla Bandai USA/Creations Discussion

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:25 am
by Maritonic
I'll always appreciate the availability of Bandai Creations, 100%. And I do miss them. If they came back tomorrow, I'd be out there buying them all in a heartbeat. While some of their figures were fantastic and awesome, some....not so much. Being gone doesn't put them on a pedestal and excuse them from realistic criticism.

Re: Godzilla Bandai USA/Creations Discussion

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:38 am
by Mechagigan
I definitely don't think BC was anything amazing, but it made more than a few great contributions to the MMS style figure lineup. Destoroyah, G2K, Rainbow Mothra, G'14, King Ceasar - Even somewhat lesser figures like MG'74 or Gigan are pretty good looking representations of their source material. At worst, it made shoddy versions of preexisting MMS toys, when many would've preferred straight imports. At best, it knocked the sometimes very static Japanese alternatives out of the court.

Re: Godzilla Bandai USA/Creations Discussion

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:28 am
by bonziebonzie
The Bandai Creation line was definitely a mixed bag. But I do appreciate it as those Godzilla figures were the ones I grew up with.

Re: Godzilla Bandai USA/Creations Discussion

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:29 am
by Chris55
Maritonic wrote:I'll always appreciate the availability of Bandai Creations, 100%. And I do miss them. If they came back tomorrow, I'd be out there buying them all in a heartbeat. .


Had a meeting with them at SDCC. Everything was dormant for a while but it looks like things are moving again.

Re: Godzilla Bandai USA/Creations Discussion

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:13 am
by Maverick Centigrade
Chris55 wrote:
Maritonic wrote:I'll always appreciate the availability of Bandai Creations, 100%. And I do miss them. If they came back tomorrow, I'd be out there buying them all in a heartbeat. .


Had a meeting with them at SDCC. Everything was dormant for a while but it looks like things are moving again.


For Godzilla KOTM or just the standard series in general?

Re: Godzilla Bandai USA/Creations Discussion

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:06 am
by Chris55
Maverick Centigrade wrote:
Chris55 wrote:
Maritonic wrote:I'll always appreciate the availability of Bandai Creations, 100%. And I do miss them. If they came back tomorrow, I'd be out there buying them all in a heartbeat. .


Had a meeting with them at SDCC. Everything was dormant for a while but it looks like things are moving again.


For Godzilla KOTM or just the standard series in general?


I don't have the details yet since it was a shorter meeting but I'll know more when the time gets closer.

Re: Godzilla Bandai USA/Creations Discussion

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:35 am
by godzilla1541
Chris55 wrote:
Maritonic wrote:I'll always appreciate the availability of Bandai Creations, 100%. And I do miss them. If they came back tomorrow, I'd be out there buying them all in a heartbeat. .


Had a meeting with them at SDCC. Everything was dormant for a while but it looks like things are moving again.

Didn’t they say the same thing about the time shin was coming out? And look where that got us. Honestly. With Neca getting more monster rights. I feel Bandai Creation is obsolete in the American market when there are gonna be more detailed highly articulated figures for similar prices. Also I bet we’re gonna get a ton of gimmick toys

Re: Godzilla Bandai USA/Creations Discussion

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:36 am
by Maritonic
godzilla1541 wrote:
Chris55 wrote:
Maritonic wrote:I'll always appreciate the availability of Bandai Creations, 100%. And I do miss them. If they came back tomorrow, I'd be out there buying them all in a heartbeat. .


Had a meeting with them at SDCC. Everything was dormant for a while but it looks like things are moving again.

Didn’t they say the same thing about the time shin was coming out? And look where that got us. Honestly. With Neca getting more monster rights. I feel Bandai Creation is obsolete in the American market when there are gonna be more detailed highly articulated figures for similar prices. Also I bet we’re gonna get a ton of gimmick toys


Gimmick toys are bloody awesome, though, for what they are. I'm all for having Bandai Creation come back. Since when is more Godzilla figures a bad thing?

Re: Godzilla Bandai USA/Creations Discussion

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:42 am
by GodzillaFreak99
Chris55 wrote:
Maritonic wrote:I'll always appreciate the availability of Bandai Creations, 100%. And I do miss them. If they came back tomorrow, I'd be out there buying them all in a heartbeat. .


Had a meeting with them at SDCC. Everything was dormant for a while but it looks like things are moving again.

Chris...I love ya man (no homo)

Re: Godzilla Bandai USA/Creations Discussion

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:13 am
by Mechagigan
Kids and casual collectors alike enjoy gimmick toys. Don't forget - Ghiddy, Rodan and Mothra may very well be made into gimmick toys, as well. To see those characters in such a common setting will be really cool.

Re: Godzilla Bandai USA/Creations Discussion

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:48 am
by Maverick Centigrade
I like variety of toy selection when it comes to big movies like these, I wanna see more than one option.

Also, Chris has said in the past, the gimmick toys from Godzilla 2014 were top sellers.

Re: Godzilla Bandai USA/Creations Discussion

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:24 pm
by MandaSaurus
godzilla1541 wrote:
Godzillian wrote:So is BC gonna be back for KOTM or are they done for good? tbh I'm fine with either scenario

With Neca picking up the license it’s safe to say they are dead

Hardly. NECA did gojis while Bandai America had their product on the shelves. Whatever license NECA has, it's not the 'master license'...

Re: Godzilla Bandai USA/Creations Discussion

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:26 pm
by Maritonic
Maverick Centigrade wrote:I like variety of toy selection when it comes to big movies like these, I wanna see more than one option


Yup, pretty much this. As I said earlier; since when is too much Godzilla toys a bad thing? Especially if they're going to be on shelves in Target or Walmart or something and I don't have to shell out stupid money to ship them to my door?

Re: Godzilla Bandai USA/Creations Discussion

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:38 pm
by Chris55
godzilla1541 wrote:
Chris55 wrote:
Maritonic wrote:I'll always appreciate the availability of Bandai Creations, 100%. And I do miss them. If they came back tomorrow, I'd be out there buying them all in a heartbeat. .


Had a meeting with them at SDCC. Everything was dormant for a while but it looks like things are moving again.

Didn’t they say the same thing about the time shin was coming out? And look where that got us.


Welcome to the wonderful world of licensing issues. Things change all the time. I think it was another version of what Randy was talking about in that NECA interview I posted last week.

Re: Godzilla Bandai USA/Creations Discussion

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:13 pm
by GodzillaRangerPrime
I hope the sculpts for the KotM gimmicks are at least decent, like the recent Fallen Kingdom gimmick toys.

Re: Godzilla Bandai USA/Creations Discussion

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:42 pm
by Rody
GodzillaFreak99 wrote:
Mechagigan wrote:Even in death, people exaggeratedly bash BC

Yeah, if nothing else, you'd think people would be a little more appreciative of the line considering that unlike it's Japanese counterpart, it was readily available.

To be fair, there are lots of kinds of junk out there in stores, readily available to customers; but ease of accessibility doesn't change the fact that it's junk.
...Not that Bandai Creations was totally junk, though - and yeah, there were times as a kid that seeing those toys on a shelf was really exciting. At the end of the day, however, a lot of BC's product just seems sub-par, and with the growing silence from the company in the last few years (besides that one big spike in 2014), it's easy to get frustrated or outright apathetic towards the company. If the line officially goes extinct, I can't say I'll miss it at this point.

Now, if for some odd reason BC struck a deal to start distributing the Japanese Bandai toys stateside...

Re: Godzilla Bandai USA/Creations Discussion

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:46 pm
by bonziebonzie
Rody wrote:
GodzillaFreak99 wrote:
Mechagigan wrote:Even in death, people exaggeratedly bash BC

Yeah, if nothing else, you'd think people would be a little more appreciative of the line considering that unlike it's Japanese counterpart, it was readily available.

To be fair, there are lots of kinds of junk out there in stores, readily available to customers; but ease of accessibility doesn't change the fact that it's junk.
...Not that Bandai Creations was totally junk, though - and yeah, there were times as a kid that seeing those toys on a shelf was really exciting. At the end of the day, however, a lot of BC's product just seems sub-par, and with the growing silence from the company in the last few years (besides that one big spike in 2014), it's easy to get frustrated or outright apathetic towards the company. If the line officially goes extinct, I can't say I'll miss it at this point.

Now, if for some odd reason BC struck a deal to start distributing the Japanese Bandai toys stateside...

That would be really great! Even then, it’s nice that there are toys for younger Godzilla fans. A kid’s not going to be able to get their parents to shill our for Japanese imports and Neca stuff will not be able to handle regular kid play.

Re: Godzilla Bandai USA/Creations Discussion

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:06 pm
by Chris55
Rody wrote:
GodzillaFreak99 wrote:
Mechagigan wrote:Even in death, people exaggeratedly bash BC

Yeah, if nothing else, you'd think people would be a little more appreciative of the line considering that unlike it's Japanese counterpart, it was readily available.

To be fair, there are lots of kinds of junk out there in stores, readily available to customers; but ease of accessibility doesn't change the fact that it's junk.
...Not that Bandai Creations was totally junk, though - and yeah, there were times as a kid that seeing those toys on a shelf was really exciting. At the end of the day, however, a lot of BC's product just seems sub-par, and with the growing silence from the company in the last few years (besides that one big spike in 2014), it's easy to get frustrated or outright apathetic towards the company. If the line officially goes extinct, I can't say I'll miss it at this point.

Now, if for some odd reason BC struck a deal to start distributing the Japanese Bandai toys stateside...


The whole BC line is aimed at the 4+ crowd so it's tough to be critical of them.

The silence from the company, from what I understand is that after late 2015, the line was just sitting there with no one in charge of it. At least there is now.

Re: Godzilla Bandai USA/Creations Discussion

Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:25 pm
by Dr. Professor
Chris55 wrote:
Maritonic wrote:I'll always appreciate the availability of Bandai Creations, 100%. And I do miss them. If they came back tomorrow, I'd be out there buying them all in a heartbeat. .


Had a meeting with them at SDCC. Everything was dormant for a while but it looks like things are moving again.

Great to hear! I'm not much of a collector these days, but I grew up with this line, man. I missed seeing it on the shelves. I'll definitely be picking a couple up when it comes back.

Re: Godzilla Bandai USA/Creations Discussion

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:51 am
by Godzillian
I'm hard on BC because its just so disappointing and frustrating. They always say they are listening to fans and looking for new ideas yet nothing comes of it. We have seen amazing and unique scuplts by them like the Anguirus 55 and Little Godzilla vinyls and yet they are scrapped in favor of releasing Godzilla 2000 for the 4th time. Godzilla 2014 showed that they can do a lot of different things and I even bought some of their 2014 line and will happily buy stuff from them if they do a KOTM toyline.