Post by roshisurprise on Aug 20, 2014 12:26:16 GMT -6
I'm really glad the ginyu force is performing well on the poll. I would love for them to be made! Thing is if tamashii releases five figures a year, I can't imagine that the entire year would be dedicated to ginyus :S
Post by baneofdemon22 on Aug 20, 2014 14:07:39 GMT -6
roshisurprise I would advise people when voting that that Tamashii needs to sell at least 10,000 units, and keep in mind there's very few releases a year, and they will cost $40-$70! There's a lot of incredible lines and franchises also taking the competition away. I have to stick with the figuarts Dragon Ball. They even announced a dream Dark Knight Returns Batman at SDCC this year, but I have to pass for these figures! And those DCC Batman TAS figures are killing me! Oh well! I love Dragon Ball too much!
I think the Ginyu Force would sell really well if they planned to release all 5 characters. I'd say they'd sell just as well as Android 17, 18, and 16 without hesitation. They were pretty powerful and cool enemies in DBZ! And as far as posing is concerned, well, there's no characters in all of DBZ more in need of the ability to do lots of poses! (Okay, Great Saiyaman too).
You're totally and completely right with regard to strategic votes Bane, but more so in the the "next 5 figures" poll, votes should definitely be strategic. In several weeks/months, if a character somebody voted for in the "next 5" poll only has 1 or 2 votes, it would be smart to change the vote to another character receiving a sizable number of votes to push that character up in the polls, especially if the production of that figure would make the production of the character you want, more likely. In that specific poll, just because a character received 1 vote doesn't mean that nobody wants that character, it just means that it makes no sense right now. As much as I want the Ginyu Force, I didn't vote for any of them in the next 5 poll, because I want other characters much more. You can apply that same logic to these other polls though if you want to take them seriously though. I mean... looking at Frieza's henchmen right now...
Most of the voters for Kuwi and Dodoria probably also voted for Frieza and Zarbon. If they didn't, it would be strategically smart to do so, because I can't imagine Tamashii making Dodoria without making Frieza form 1 first, and they'd probably have to already have the more popular character Zarbon made already too. I can barely imagine them making Zarbon (who, yes, is one of my top 5 favorite characters, so don't think I'm dissing him) without a Frieza form 1 already existing. I definitely can't imagine them making Kuwi without Frieza, Dodoria, and Zarbon already existing, even if he was a cool villain who actually fought Vegeta.
Using Ginyu Force as an example, if you eventually want all 5 members, based on the current results, it would definitely be smart to vote for all 5. Don't want to vote for all 5? Vote for Recoome or Ginyu, the most popular members.
A few of these choices are definitely far cries from actually being produced though. Yajirobe... Kami... Mr. Popo... Kuwi... Krillin wearing shoes... Krillin in armor... Nail... these and several others you could kind of view as wasted votes, at least for right now. But on the other hand, if the voter didn't like any of the other characters on the list, and would definitely buy the characters they chose then shoot... it's perfect to vote for them. I have a vote like that. I voted for Bulma with Baby Trunks. Why? Because I legitimately want to own a Bulma with Baby Trunks. So while it isn't performing very well in the poll, I'm definitely not changing that vote .
Post by baneofdemon22 on Aug 20, 2014 21:25:44 GMT -6
Branjita I definitely agree with you! I voted for that Bulma too! I'm only voting for ones I will buy, and for everything other than the "Top 5," I'm just going for what I want. I just wrote that here, because it was in a response to roshisurprise.
I know I'm going to have to change some of mine on the top 5 for sure, since I don't think many are going to vote for them. Will you be sending the poll every once in awhile? I would think the figures take at least a year to make, so if they did (fingers crossed) used the poll as a guide, it would probably only get 1 figure by the end of 2015. This is me just guessing.
Mmmmmm I'll probably send the results before Christmas or maybe in November. Right now we have a pretty pathetic number of voters. We have hundreds of members here (mostly lurkers who stop in only occasionally) and they need to vote if they buy Figuarts figures. 22 voters for the polls only being up 2 days isn't too shabby though. But our previous polls had only like 95 voters, so that isn't very many considering how many members we have here.