His first form will not be made. I think we can all pretty much agree on that. Technically, his first form is the Saike demon, then his fat form (which AB made so well), then his final form (which is the only form Bandai would ever make) and would be a huge improvement over the short AB one that I made taller.
Would you think, if anything, that itd be a goodidea fir monster arts to release a first form janemba? Or do you think that would be too much for the figuarts line? Whats your opinion?
First off, the Monster Arts line SHOULD make large Dragonball characters, even if they were just statues, but I don't think they should make Fat Janemba. AB's is good enough. They should make others we haven't seen made at 12 inches or taller like Hirudegarn, Wheelo, and Lord Slug. Even Rage and Naturon Shenron, but that's just straight dreaming.
Collection Goal Update: 501 Characters Down, 499 To Go
Post by m5jagdragonpanzeriv on Sept 12, 2014 18:07:34 GMT -6
For various reasons, and most prominent probably is that MonsterArts are more popular with higher number of consumers, more releases per year, than the DB line. And that there is a DB line in place, we should not expect Tamashii to brand DBZ characters as MonsterArts. Other than Shenron and maybe in the far future Porunga...doesn't seem likely that Tamashii will ever make a character like Hirudegarn or Wheelo. MonsterArts don't have a statue line too in any case...
Many of the big Dragonball characters have very good figures, some of the best in the market relatively to price, in my opnion. The Ichiban Kuji Great Apes& Sheron, the Taki stuff, AB Janemba, etc etc.
Realistically, to Wheelo or Hirudegarn to be made as a big figure, it would have to involve one of those ways:
Top Ichiban Kuji prizes Unofficial resin mold X-Plus (Plex) will branch out of the Ginatic series line up to other style of merch(similarly to their Toho stuff, Ultraman etc).
I want a Hildegarn, but I don't care if he is articulated or not. It would be nice if his arms, head, and tail could move so he can be adjusted on a shelf with other figures. As for who makes him... I don't care. Just as long as he is huge! I'd actually prefer it not be Tamashii, so the price would be lower, and he doesn't really NEED to be designed on a computer. Just made him as good as the big Ichiban Kuji stuff and I'll be pleased!
Post by Adrenaline on Sept 16, 2014 12:55:27 GMT -6
He's legitimately the only large character that I need, that has a chance of being made because Toh Toh, Toh Toh's wife, Buyon, King Gurumes, Ice Monster, Darkness, End of DB Blue Dragon, End of DB giant Rock Guy, Fire Eater Bird, Paozusaurus, ntosaurus, Yetti, giant Princess Snake, Blue Giant on Fake Namek, Big Mother Crab, Cooler's Nucleus Head, Zoonama, Rage, Naturon's two forms, Leon, Mouma, GT Giant, giant Antlion, Lord Luud's two forms, and Smoke Dragon have 0 chance of being made and I will have to make them someday...
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Post by m5jagdragonpanzeriv on Sept 16, 2014 15:50:25 GMT -6
LoL nice list :D but you understand, Tamashii product line is not the corret format for this. For sure Wheelo and Hirudegarn as Ichiban Kuji prizes would be amazing, that or X-Plus product line up. And Paozusaurus at least I can see that character might be iconic enough, maybe.., to be made like this as well. That would be neat. I'm also hoping to an Ichiban Kuji Goku Oozaru (in the fitting pose, surroundings and design for the artwork\scene). And a Bardock Oozaru, which would be cool if the other crew members would be included as type of diorama. Personly, I can see Banpresto possibly making those charthers as well, in their Ichiban Kuji prize line up. Every type of merchandise have it classification, and from Bandai Namco, Tamashii is not the correct way to view this, Figuarts, MonsterArts, Figuarts Zero are not fitting.
Btw, about Buyon... this mold (Might be molded from an old unofficial GK with Hatchan and Kid Goku) is available for 80EUR before shipping from the producer in Spain. And it's 30 cm tall. I tried to mention this to you guys couple fo times. We can talk with him to make a big purchase at the same time (5-15 units??) from our members, as a group. I'm sure som might be interested , I know I am at least. That way he would be more willing to give us a discounted price.
Post by m5jagdragonpanzeriv on Sept 17, 2014 17:24:52 GMT -6
Apologies, I found it over a year ago. Its still a good size for it. Eventually i'll be getting Buyon and the Goku spacecraft from him. Just thought that if we get them as a group it would be more beneficial to those who are interested.
Do you know if it was cast from a mold? I looked at some of his other things yesterday and they weren't, so they weren't things that could be reproduced. The Crono from Chrono Trigger was made from super sculpey so it was one of a kind like one if my custom figures. I didn't see the space ship, I'll need to look at his work again.
Post by m5jagdragonpanzeriv on Sept 18, 2014 7:47:01 GMT -6
I don't know, but I can only make an assumption. The spcecraft is a mold used outside of this production as well. The Buyon could be originated from that Unofficial Garage Kit. The others look like an original sculpt.
Just noticed I left off Super Saiyan God Goku. My response to that? Too bad! I can't edit the poll, and it takes forever to remake it from scratch. If they decide to make Beerus, they will make SSG Goku without us voting on him anyway, so at least this mistake is basically as minor as possible.
I honestly didn't notice until you mentioned it.
Tapion would be awesome. I just love the character's design so much.
My apologies, Gonstead! I'll remember that from now on. Thanks for merging the posts, Branjita!
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Posting several times in a row is ok, it can be difficult to get all of your posts in one post, especially on a phone. If you can manage to get everything in one post that's best, but don't worry about it too much. I post several times in a row pretty often, especially if what I needed to say takes me awhile to write and will be missed by some people if I edit my original.
I just now emailed the current poll results to my contacts at Bluefin Tamashii.
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