The Merchandise Thread

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Postby GFAN198423 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:29 pm

g2vd wrote:We need a McDonald's toy line!


Would be cool but I don't think Kong is popular enough.

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Postby Anguirus » Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:53 pm

So, still no news for a toyline?? :( both Skull Island and The Great Wall may have nothing.

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Postby GFAN198423 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:59 pm

Not sure anyone will jump on it, Jurassic World toys sold poorly and that's the last "kid" toyline I can think of with monsters. Promblem is, most kids won't see the movie so why wNt the toys, but the toys are so kid friendly adults want no part with them. Based on their DC relationship, I would think Mattel if anyone. Not sure skullcrawlers are an appealing design to casual buyers so you just have Kong. I'm sure we'll get collector level products but I imagine there's an embargo like Godzilla and most are probably waiting for Toy Fair. With Kong's creature designs right in the trailer, it's not like Godzilla where we got all sorts of leaks trying to be the one to reveal his look.

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Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:08 pm

Anguirus wrote:So, still no news for a toyline?? :( both Skull Island and The Great Wall may have nothing.


Hard to say. Both films do have some licensing agreements for products. I believe it was posted in another topic here in the Legendary forum.

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Postby UltramanGoji » Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:12 pm

^ Might be Legendary securing the trademarks just in case, but I want to believe like crazy. There's no reason I can think of for them to trademark a proper name like Umarak for something that won't be used in any way.
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Postby Dawsbfiremind » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:00 am

g2vd wrote:We need a McDonald's toy line!

If Disney owned the rights, we would've had one a long time ago.
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Postby DaikaijuGojira1954 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:34 am

http://idlehands1.blogspot.com/2017/01/ ... d.html?m=1

Something is better than nothing and it looks like we're getting a better selection of characters/creatures than in the G14' movie. Hopefully somebody makes a more normal size Kong though this one should look cool with the Jakks Godzilla.

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DaikaijuGojira1954 wrote:http://idlehands1.blogspot.com/2017/01/toy-fair-2017-lanards-kong-skull-island.html?m=1

Something is better than nothing and it looks like we're getting a better selection of characters/creatures than in the G14' movie. Hopefully somebody makes a more normal size Kong though this one should look cool with the Jakks Godzilla.

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Postby Anguirus » Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:13 am

Ugh but the Kong has no leg articulation. I'll wait for the reviews for these before deciding to buy.

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Postby DaikaijuGojira1954 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:42 am

Anguirus wrote:Ugh but the Kong has no leg articulation. I'll wait for the reviews for these before deciding to buy.


They're not the greatest quality but they are made by the company that makes the corps line of figures that walmart carries so they're likely to be very cheap. I'm mostly interested in the spider at the moment as that looks like it could fit in nicely with 6-9" figures.

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Postby Anguirus » Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:48 am

Ah, I guess at least the movie is receiving a toy line, unlike The Great Wall.

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Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:16 am

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Postby GFAN198423 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:30 am

Anguirus wrote:Ugh but the Kong has no leg articulation. I'll wait for the reviews for these before deciding to buy.


It's an 18" figure, my guess is they're opting for solid legs to jeep him upright.

I'm going to get it, but I'm bummed there's nothing smaller of Kong himself, my biggest Godzilla is 12", Kong will be too huge in comparison, but it's a great looking figure for a Walmart level toy, much better than the toy store quality figures from Kong 2005.

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Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:47 am

That Kong will scale fairly well with Jakks Godzilla. My 18" Striker Eureka isn't much smaller than the Jakks Godzilla.
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Postby ToxicLove » Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:04 am

Kong seems to suffer from Popeye arms.
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Postby bczilla91 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:08 am

I may be the only one but I actually like this toy line! It's cool we are actually getting some humans and vehicles as well as a variety of creatures! IMO that's what was missing from the Godzilla 2014 toy line. That big 18in Kong should actually go really well with the Jakks Godzilla. For a kids toy line I like it and will certainly pick them up. The question is where all will they be sold at?

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Postby Cookson » Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:19 am

I do like the toy line and will for sure get these for my son. I myself am waiting for a superior statue or even an x-plus.

Yes though, I wonder where these will be sold at? Perhaps Walmart since this company does their corps figures?
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Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:03 am

Hmm my Xplus Super Buu is 18.5 inches tall and he comes up to my Jakks Godzilla's chin. That Kong should scale perfectly with the Jakks Godzilla! I may have to buy one just for that purpose!

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Postby GFAN198423 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:38 am

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Postby Dawsbfiremind » Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:11 am

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