Legion1979 wrote:But the reality is that the majority of the people right here on this forum really only care about the Toho stuff. So you could state that Bandai is giving us more than just Heisei Toho monsters to look forward to, and you'd be correct. But in the grand scheme of things we're here discussing this line BECAUSE of the Godzilla stuff we're getting. And as far as we know Bandai has NO plans to take this past the Heisei stuff.
That's fine, and I do agree with some of what you said. Again, I'm not an idiot; there isn't a FiguArts thread even though I'm sure some enjoy Kamen Rider and DBZ. I own Revoltech figures, and I take part in discussion of the Revoltech thread. I know that other figures in Revoltech's lines have been brought up (Iron Man right now, I made a big stink about Monster Hunter), and it is pretty clear that a few people are interested in other aspects of this line outside of Godzilla. I , for one, and VERY interested in the EVA figures. Never seen the anime, don't care to, but they look cool.
What I think part of this back-and-forth is about is how I initially (actually, for the second time) posted that Kawakita doesn't have total control of what gets released. Considering that I post like a moron and completely, blatantly
exaggerate most of my posts, I thought the message should be clear.
I didn't intend it to be a hostile "SKREEONK YOU, YOU WERE WRONG, MORONS." It may be perceived that way, but I have no hostile intentions with you (for the most part. I wouldn't say hostile, just that I don't agree with you some times), UnCanny, or anyone else that said anything that could be interpreted in a way that would suggest Kawakita had total pull over the line.
Here's what I meant to say, in a very broken down format in response to the notion that Kawakita determines what gets released in the SHM line. Which is what I was getting at, because as I stated, saying he had pull over the entire line, which is what I saw was posted, is incorrect.
"It's pretty clear Kawakita isn't the man in charge of this line. With these EVA figures, its pretty clear we're getting more brands thrown into the mix alongside Godzilla. Considering these prototypes aren't designed by Kawakita, who knows what else we will see for Godzilla."
X-Plus making a Biollante has no bearing on what Bandai does in a line like this. X-Plus has also done Ebirah, Manda and Magma. By extension, should Bandai do those too? Monsters like Godzilla, Mechagodzilla, Rodan, Space Godzilla, Mogera, Destroyah, a baby Godzilla and of course King Ghidora are sure sellers and natural for this line. They've all shown up in some form or another whenever Bandai does a new vinyl line. There's no precedent set for Biollante being a strong seller as far as Bandai toys go, and an eventual MA Biollante is going to be FAR more expensive than even Ghidora if these are all to the same scale.
Face it, Biollante isn't a given.
Right, I understand. X-plus=/= Bandai/Tamashii. The point I was trying to make as was made before, the X-Plus figures are aimed at collectors, not at children, like this line is aimed at (actually, these are aimed towards adolescents and older, as per press releases, though I cannot say what X-Plus's target audience is, as I have never seen a press release).
Tamashii does, however, have a precedent for taking customers into HUUUUGE consideration. They have polls regularly on their facebook page, and the US has already determined the decision to release the FiguArts Trunks. If there is enough of a push from fans, its pretty clear that Tamashii will listen.
I know Biollante may not be a given, but I can still keep my hopes up. Believe me, I want it, but I do NOT want to see the price tag.
RZK: Not really. Go look through the General KoM or Whine thread.