Post by wonderandroid on May 27, 2014 13:51:00 GMT -6
irwin is more similar to the aditute of the tv series, more articulation yet, I think some of the characters are bad choice. the jakks are awsome but has a problem - they have the same body. for wwe it's good but for dbz it's not that right. if I had to choose, then I go with jakks.
Post by smalldogjr on May 29, 2014 23:17:18 GMT -6
I kind of fell both sort of even themselves off. Jakks had there flaws with re-cycling sculpts over and over towards the end and becoming very lazy. but on the good side they brought us the dragonball figures and King cold, nova,omega, Frieza ,Frieza cyborg and Pikkon,broly,bojac to name a few, the introduced figures with new articulation that we did not see on some Irwin figures.
Irwin also had a few flaws such as figures like Pui-pui who feelt a bit weird in my opinion. he seemed kind of stiff the way his legs were, it was weird he lacked shoulder articulation, but it was not a big deal, there was also weird character choices such as Jump suit Gohan with his mouth open which I didn't see much point in him and thought the figure looked nothing like Gohan and looked more Gokuish. there was also Perfect cells paint job, I am probably the only one who was super annoyed that they didn't paint his checks purple like in the anime when he first came out. Then there was the Rubber suit changing figures lol. But these flaws are not a big deal at all. as Irwin Progressed they were getting better and better with each line they cranked out.
I feel that both Jakks and Irwin were exceptional each had there own good ideas which were executed nicely, and they both had their flaws. but both were great.
But ultimately I am going to have to go with Irwin due to Jakks laziness towards the end, re-cycling and re-painting the same sculpt, I am sure if Irwin made a Tien we wouldn't see goku's shoe lace on his foot :p. On top of that the main reason I am going with Irwin is because to me, they are the Pioneer of DBZ figures in America. Irwin brought us some of the Japanese SBC figures repackaged available to the American consumers. Irwin made it possible for me to have DBZ figures as a kid in the first place. Irwin gave us characters we would have never seen if not for them. The paved the way for Jakks. and I will never forget the Magic and nostalgic feeling which wormed my heart "Irwin, We Remember when we were kids" and "as seen on toonami"
Many of my childhood Christmases were exiting opening up my gifts to see Irwin figures under my tree, so Irwin holds a special place in my heart because of that
part of me will always be sad they went bankrupt, apart of me will always wish to see them resurrected from the ashes.
On top of that the main reason I am going with Irwin is because to me, they are the Pioneer of DBZ figures in America. Irwin brought us some of the Japanese SBC figures repackaged available to the American consumers. Irwin made it possible for me to have DBZ figures as a kid in the first place. Irwin gave us characters we would have never seen if not for them. The paved the way for Jakks. and I will never forget the Magic and nostalgic feeling which wormed my heart "Irwin, We Remember when we were kids" and "as seen on toonami"
These are my sentiments exactly, just worded a lot better. I much preferred the SBC repackaged Irwin figures over their later releases.
Post by limitablefawn17 on Apr 7, 2015 21:13:22 GMT -6
Irwin certainly made more, and although at the beginning they were very low quality while Jakks were the high quality ones Irwin got their act together (desperately trying not to go bankrupt) and made really high quality figures really cheap, also NOSTALGIA GOGGLES
My favorite is Irwin. They are really easy to collect for. Some of the vehicles they made are harder to find/get. Most I paid for a vehicle was $400 CIB for Trunks time machine. I would highly suggest getting the Irwin vehicles now before they disappear.
On Jakk's Movie Collection pieces, they were just revamped and reused sculpts from Irwin's IF Labs line.
The sculpt that was originally released by IF Labs for their series 1 Battle Damaged SSj Goku got reused by Jakks several times for their lines, give or take a few tweaks to clothing and such. However, I do like the character variation of Jakks, but their figures in general weren't as good in my opinion.
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Post by thesupernamekian on Aug 16, 2017 12:24:08 GMT -6
One of the biggest selling points of the Irwin figures was the variety of characters as they made characters like Raditz, Kame-Sennin, Yajirobe, and many other characters like Butta and Jheese which very few companies (even to this day) have made articulated figures of. And while the articulation on the Irwin figures was never the best, I think a combination of characters available and sculpt work more than made up for it.
Jakks Pacific, while an alright company, really only ever released endless versions of the most marketable characters (almost always made out of parts from previous figures, mind you) and rereleases of Irwin figures.
You buy Jakks Pacific figures for articulation and Irwin figures for everything else.
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