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  1. #11

    Default Re: Sideshow Planet of the Apes question.

    That Lawgiver is a no brainer... OF COURSE I'll be buying it!

    If I were to buy those ReAction POTA figures, it would be for the beautiful art on those cards. Simply stunning!

    I am considering buying some of the upcoming WETA offerings. Those cartoony Mini Epic figures look fun. And that Ursus statue is kind of cool. $300 is a bit steep though.

    And yes. my son is still very much interested in Apes. We both went to the Monsterpalooza convention in LA last year to meet Lou Wagner and see him get "aped" up for an upcoming Apes documentary, Making Apes.

    He and I were both VERY bummed to find out that the filming locations for the film on the Fox Ranch went up in flames during the California fires last year. We had always planned on scouting that location together someday.

    And he holds up that NECA Urko as the ONLY figure he has that I don't have.

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  2. #12
    I still hate the fact that when Neca's lawgiver came out I was on a shoestring budget and couldn't afford one. It's another example of Apes product skyrocketing on the secondary market. The fact that there's so much competition for this stuff shows that there's a market for it, but every retail line has failed. It's quite the conundrum.
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    NECA’s line failed due to poor decisions made on their part. No Taylor, Nova, and even Brent, was one of the dumbest decisions ever made. Not to mention trying to mass-produce them for the Target crowd was idiotic; most little kids don’t care about the original POTA, so why would parents buy them. Over-production for that market, to have them become peg-warmers, made the morons at NECA think they were poor sellers, when it really boiled down to them trying to reach the wrong audience. If HT were to do the original Apes again, I’d sell half my collection to get everything I could.

  4. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by Protozaius View Post
    That Lawgiver is a no brainer... OF COURSE I'll be buying it!

    If I were to buy those ReAction POTA figures, it would be for the beautiful art on those cards. Simply stunning!

    I am considering buying some of the upcoming WETA offerings. Those cartoony Mini Epic figures look fun. And that Ursus statue is kind of cool. $300 is a bit steep though.

    And yes. my son is still very much interested in Apes. We both went to the Monsterpalooza convention in LA last year to meet Lou Wagner and see him get "aped" up for an upcoming Apes documentary, Making Apes.

    He and I were both VERY bummed to find out that the filming locations for the film on the Fox Ranch went up in flames during the California fires last year. We had always planned on scouting that location together someday.

    And he holds up that NECA Urko as the ONLY figure he has that I don't have.
    Haha, I knew you wouldn't be able to resist that Law Giver! I agree about the card art, wow, beautiful. I might have to cave and try to get wave 1 & 2, but can't let the wife know, lol. You have the Medicom "Greatest Ape" right? How does that one look. I am hoping to one day get one of those as well and their Slave Taylor/Nova. I know that you said that they are smaller in scale. Talking of scale, do you know how tall those cartoony Mini Epic figures are? I can't find that info in their description. Also, it makes me smile to hear that your son is still happy with his Urko figure.

    Quote Originally Posted by Oxnard Montalvo View Post
    I still hate the fact that when Neca's lawgiver came out I was on a shoestring budget and couldn't afford one. It's another example of Apes product skyrocketing on the secondary market. The fact that there's so much competition for this stuff shows that there's a market for it, but every retail line has failed. It's quite the conundrum.
    Oh the humanity, not quite sure why Randy at Neca made the choices he did, we may never know. Neca can make bloodied, skinned, and gutted human corpses for their Aliens line but not a two pack of wild "hunted" humans with great POTA artwork to help move them? Like Reaction Super7 knows, sometimes the artwork alone on the card, can really help sell an item. Just look at their Nova figure, . I'm still thinking of buying the figures solely for the great artwork by Ed Repka! He did an amazing job staying true.


    Quote Originally Posted by Stryker2011 View Post
    NECA’s line failed due to poor decisions made on their part. No Taylor, Nova, and even Brent, was one of the dumbest decisions ever made. Not to mention trying to mass-produce them for the Target crowd was idiotic; most little kids don’t care about the original POTA, so why would parents buy them. Over-production for that market, to have them become peg-warmers, made the morons at NECA think they were poor sellers, when it really boiled down to them trying to reach the wrong audience. If HT were to do the original Apes again, I’d sell half my collection to get everything I could.
    I wonder if HT would ever consider revisiting the line now that their faux hair technology has improved. Dr. Z's robe would look amazing! I would also love to see I high quality ANSA suit. It would be nice to get Ironman1188 to come back and revitalize the charge. Save the Planet of the Apes!
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    Yeah, the Medicom Lawgiver is not scaled to the rest of the line... however, they erroneously added a scroll handle to the casing he holds in this right hand. But he is still nicely detailed. I also own the Lawgiver Kubrick figure as well.

    Speaking of the Mutant Jailor, it's too bad we lost Don Pedro Colley, the actor who played "Ongaro" in the film. I had the fortunate opportunity to be the first to show him the figure at SDCC in 2006 and he couldn't have been more pleased. That time I had him sign the box.

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    Years later, being a fellow Oregonian, he appeared at a local comic con in 2015 where my son also got to meet him... it's funny that he actually remembered me. This time, he had a few Mutant Jailers with him to sell at his booth... I think he had them priced at around $150 with signature. That time I had him sign the base.
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    From the reveal at last year's SDCC, the POTA Mini Epics appear to be about 6"-7" tall.

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    That’s so cool about Mr. Colley — very cool.

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