Legion1979 wrote:See this is why the "Bullmarks are ugly" shtick doesn't work, at least for me. I LIKE the MonsterArts. They're cool toys. I have Godzilla and Mechagodzilla and will probably buy the Space Godzilla eventually. I have no issue with these.
You don't make it seem like that. I don't recall reading a post of praise from you, EXCEPT when they weren't released.
Legion1979 wrote:What I DO have an issue with (and a lot of other people do as well) is the overdone (and in my opinion) played out level of hype this series is getting. People are seriously losing their shit over these toys. That one guy who lives and breathes these toys over at Club Tokyo, despite never spending his own money on them and only getting a MG through a contest, is a good example of how weird this all feels to me.
One person on a board that's not here. Wow, talk about a majority!
They are cool. I like them more than the Bandai vinyls that I own. If I didn't think they'd expand past the first four figures, I wouldn't have bought the Bandai Destoroyah that I did. Knowing that something that is better for me
will be released sometime in the future, and I go ahead and buy something less than what I want kinda rustles my jimmies a bit. Of course, I'm collecting for different reasons than everyone else on this board, you have to take that into consideration.
Legion1979 wrote: 1.Then there's this rabid belief that we'll get everything our hearts desire from this line, which is somewhat tolerable until the person who says "Now back up a minute..." suddenly gets attacked for not wishing for the moon and the stars. 2And of course this sudden knee-jerk "I don't need vinyls anymore! MonsterArts is here!" reaction that seems to get worse every week is disconcerting to anyone who has spent a lifetime collecting vinyl. 3I personally think people who are getting pissed at me for saying what I feel and being vocal about it just don't understand my point of view.
1. I don't think anyone
thinks we're getting everything. However, its clear Tamashii wants to treat the Godzilla portion, or the entire line, similar to their D-Arts (Mega Man portion) and FiguArts (DBZ portion) lines. I don't care about what can be said about Bandai. No Bandai rep has (to my knowledge) made a facebook page that wanted to know what the people want, nor has anyone at Bandai made an account on here to see what we want.
We get a chance to vote for a figure to get made. One, that the fans want. Hell, Biollante may get chosen, G2K might be, maybe Orga or Titano. If we want it, we can get.
Save yourself from posting a retort that Bandai is super careful with Godzilla. I think every person that took a peek into the Survey thread knows what you'll say.
2. Why? You're not losing anything. Some of the more stylized figures I think are interesting, but if I said how I felt, I may as well just quote RZK. Here's an idea for you, though.
I like some Marmits, Gigabrains, etc, etc... I also like X-Plus. I don't own figures from any of those lines. I take part in the X-Plus thread, and am a member of the X-Plus group on facebook. No one, that I see, is as, some would say, hostile towards others as those from the former groups. I would LOVE to chew the fat with some in the Collector's Group or even so on here, but God forbid I post anything against them. [sarcasm] I mean, it doesn't make sense. They're really old toys and deserve respect, so why should a negative opinion bog it down?[/sarcasm]
Point is, not everyone is selling their vinyls off that participate in this line. Those that do... Why should you care? Losing people to talk with over the new lines? As I said, I'd be fine talking about the other lines that I may not find too appealing, because I do like some, but I'd rather not try to be the sheep in wolves clothing trying to hang out with wolves.
3. No, we do. We understand, you feel... Threatened (?) by a toy line. We (all should) understand your method.... But you need more of a method to justify your madness.
And I just read the "schtick" post you made. The only thing I have to say is good job paying it forward.