Post by The Great Saiyaman on Jul 15, 2014 1:33:25 GMT -6
Gonstead. Fair enough. I was unaware of the Evangelion Monsterarts, so I guess I shouldn't mean to exclude all anime (which is not quite what I meant to do). I would definitively consider the Evas to be monsters. And you could definitively argue that Evangelion is a monster show (though many might saw it falls into either the mecha/sci-fi/fantasy genres). As far as I'm aware, though.. there haven't been any cross-series properties, right? I mean, there hasn't been anything featured in both the SHF and Monsterarts lines, right? I'm under the impression that it's one or the other, regardless of size. If a large, "monstrous" character is from a show primarily featured in the SHF, said character would be made in the SHF line, not the monsterarts line, no? I don't know of any overlaps, but correct me if I'm wrong.
Post by m5jagdragonpanzeriv on Jul 15, 2014 2:09:28 GMT -6
MonsterArts have about 35 releases based on Toho Kaijus from the Godzilla series, those are usually scaled one to another according to the Kaijus variable height, but not necessirly remain in-scale while the series progress, since the Kaijus change height between the ears and films (Showa, Heisei, Millennium). Biollante is the biggest release, with Ghidorah and Destroyah following.
Early this year Tamashii introduced 4 releases from the Alien franchise (basically 2 molds with an alternate version).
King-Kong is based on the 2005 film, yet still the Kaiju appeared in the 1964 Toho film Godzilla vs King-Kong. (so he can be somewhat associated with the Godzilla series) And one very forgettable Evangelion release.
This poll illustrate most of the core-collecting demand of the market that are collecting this brand. there is some demand for Daiei Kaijus as well, Gamera, Gayos etc. shma-articulationseries.com/vote-2014.html
The same with the Ultraman Kaijus being associated under the Ultra-Act branding, it is the same thing with Dragon Ball associated as SHF. Shenron was exibit with the Dragon Ball Figuarts, we have no reason to associate the db line-up with Monsterarts.
Not to mention, the retail price of Biollante, which is 30cm tall, is 220$ before shipping. Would you really pay that for a 30cm tall fully articulated figure of Hildegarn?
I can see X-Plus making 40 cm statues of those characters, but I can't see Tamashii making a character like Hildegarn or Janemba, it's pretty silly imo.
There are fantastic existing alteratives to many of those characters though; Ichiban Kuji Oozaru Vegeta, Ichiban Kuji Oozaru Gohan, AB Fat Janemba, Ichiban Kuji Shenron, Taki/Toy Festival Porunga.
I don't have any of the big ones like Ghidorah or Biollante, but here is a simple comparison
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They did do one cross-series thing that I know of: The Mega Man X and Mega Man Classic figures are all D-Arts (except the upcoming Mega Man Zero who is an S.H. Figuarts due to the merger) However one character, Sigma, they said was too large to be made into a properly articulated figure. So, instead they made him as a Figuarts Zero statue, still designed to be displayed next to the D-Arts, just non-poseable. He is the only Mega Man series Figuarts Zero; they haven't made the same characters in both lines like they have in Dragon Ball Z. It's not quite the same thing but it shows that things of this nature can occur.
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Post by The Great Saiyaman on Jul 15, 2014 2:25:06 GMT -6
@m5jagdragonpanzeriv, as always, thank you for your wealth of knowledge. I was unaware of the Ultraman Kaijus. That's proof more than anything that any DBZ monsters would just be featured in the SHF line. I definitively agree about buying those DBZ characters from different figure lines, too. There are so many great options already out there. And most of these characters it would be pointless to articulate, anyway.
Wave, I already knew about Sigma. I see what you're trying to say, but I don't think it really shows anything, as all unarticulated Tamashii figures end up in that line. Also, D-Arts and Figuarts were always pretty much the same series. They were merged because of this.
Post by Careless Saiyajin on Jul 24, 2014 23:05:24 GMT -6
Shenron, Porunga and Oozaru would be great however i feel a big King Yemma with his Desk and all would be amazing to have in figuarts/monster arts! (I don't think they would ever make King Yemma however so given that knowledge i voted for Shenron and Porunga.
Post by roshisurprise on Aug 10, 2014 10:38:14 GMT -6
I don't think many would agree with me, but I think shenron would be much better as a statue. Its going to be really difficult to make the necessary amount of articulation points for him to be functional enough. And if they do manage to make him, the huge amount of joints will make him look ugly in my opinion. While on the other hand, a statue will give them the freedom to add much better effects and work much freely on his pose and overall quality.
Post by shifftymking on Aug 10, 2014 11:21:38 GMT -6
I agree with u on a jointed shenron looking a little strange but I think they could make him out of rubber like when you take a tie string and dip it in that rubber stuff over and over it gives the tie string shape but it still has all the movement in the world. Shenron would look the best if he were done in this manner. I've seen other toys made the same way kinda like stretch arm strong but with a lot more detail in the body. I know s.h. Would never go this route or at least I doubt they would but this is how I see us getting a shenron that would be seamless and still have all the twisty posing ability we would want in him.
Post by roshisurprise on Aug 11, 2014 5:06:28 GMT -6
I like the kuji one more tbh. This proves my point of how awesome shenron could be if he's a statue and not articulated. I could only imagine how awesome he would be if he was made as a figuarts zero using the same mold as the kuji. M5 How large is the kuji shenron?
Post by m5jagdragonpanzeriv on Aug 11, 2014 5:21:52 GMT -6
He is about 20 cm when in this crouching pose. I highly highly recommend getting this piece, and can't stress enough! Pretty much every top Kuji prizes of giant characters are amazing pieces, Including the Oozarus without a doubt. The one from 2006 is bigger, but rarer and more expensive. I think that if you are lucky you can still get the 09 Shenron for as low as 3000 Yen in the Japanese market, and probably up to 7000 Yen. The 06 Shenron should be worth I believe anywhere in the range of 10,000-17,000 Yen. myfigurecollection.net/item/14795 myfigurecollection.net/item/6447
Post by roshisurprise on Aug 11, 2014 6:36:26 GMT -6
Yea I remember seeing the 09 one on Manda for about 6000 yen not too long ago and there was also the 06 one but it was selling for 16000! The size you said for the 09 is amazing! I might actually get it after I finish my figuarts fever
I'm currently selling my 06 Shenron, though I have the Chinese bootleg version. The only differences between it and the legit one seem to be lower quality looking dragonballs, slightly less neat paint job, and the addition of a bootleg smell. I don't know if the legit one has a smell, but the bootleg does lol.