Legion1979 wrote:We'll see.
Let's just leave it at that. We'll see.
Because I don't expect to see guys like the Gargantuas, Orga or anything really obscure in this series, no matter what the fans say of what Bluefin/Tamashii/whatever has to say or has done in the past.
Theoretically speaking, what would your reaction be if they DID produce those figures?
Do you think that the Gargantuas, Orga, or "“anything really obscure in this series" will never
be produced in figure form ever again due to their lack of "popularity"?
It's going to happen again, at some unforeseeable point we can't predict. Perhaps now is the opportunity?
After all, what BETTER chance of getting figures we didn't think we would get than if we're actually being asked to participate, no matter how small a manner, in a survey of what we'd like to see? Did Bandai ask anyone what figure they would like to see before? Any Americans?
I'm not going to sit here and pretend like that REALLY means anything at all. Clever marketing ploy? Could be.
The sky could
be falling as well.
However, if I'm being at all realistic and not just cynical, then I would have to take this as a sign of, if not Bandai's interest in what WE want, then at least a major sign that Bandai is vested in this line of figures. How often do you see figure polls? Eh, often enough in Japan. How many do you see extending to other shores?
BC has had a major problem from the get-go; no distribution. IF they were really vested in BC (and I think Bandai is re-thinking this) then you'd see it sold in Wal-Mart and Target, not just Toys 'R Us. Whatever is going on there, I dunno, but I can say that having Bluefin backing up this line, by having it in Previews, by having them sold in your LCS it has definitely boosted the pure availability of the line. That is a triumph in it's own right and I do believe the Bluefin connection has helped. Cutting this attention and interest off at the knees seems counter-intuitive to us all.
Wouldn't you like
to see new Gargantua figures?
So what's wrong with trying to make it happen? What's wrong with holding out hope?
I agree, it probably won't happen...like, ever. But what's wrong with hoping for it and voicing an interest in having it? If all of us acted like it was the "Unattainable Girl At the Dance" then maybe we'd be missing out on that fateful dance, that fruition. Who knows? Stranger things, Horatio.
I say what would I like to see?
Gargantuas. Straight up.
Megalon. Most of his figures suck. (IMO, jeez guys)
Godzilla '65. Or '64. Or '62. Or...
Outside of Toho?
Easy. Where's my Zedus?