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  1. #11

    Default Re: Universal Monsters 1/6th scale from Trick or Treat Studios

    Quote Originally Posted by mistermark View Post
    I forgot about the Mondo figure! I gotta check that out again. As for TOTS, I'm looking forward to seeing the Uni Monsters 1/6 reveal so long as they give us the best sculpts possible using current technology. No excuses not to. Those monster Xmas ornament sculpts look nice... as ornaments... but that's about it. Come on TOTS, give us something great in 1/6
    I wouldn't count on it. They all but said in the article that they made the ornaments in 1:6 scale so that they could use those sculpts as 1:6 figures. Throw a cheap body under them and that's basically what you are gonna get.

    My thing is that with the growth of TOTS, I honestly hope they start better business practices. They are (in my opinion) the worst company out there as far as customer service and general business dealings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burtial View Post
    I wouldn't count on it. They all but said in the article that they made the ornaments in 1:6 scale so that they could use those sculpts as 1:6 figures. Throw a cheap body under them and that's basically what you are gonna get.

    My thing is that with the growth of TOTS, I honestly hope they start better business practices. They are (in my opinion) the worst company out there as far as customer service and general business dealings.
    The good news is we can wait for in hand pics as these won't be numbered or limited edition most likely. If they turn out great, I'll grab them but if they look thrown together then forget it. Too many great things are out there and when you look at what Blitzway and Hot Toys have done with 1/6 it's hard to let other companies be lazy. I do understand these will be priced like the Myers 1/6 so I don't expect HT or Blitzway quality but they do have to still look great. And why no Dracula? Maybe Lugosi estate didn't approve the sculpt. Good for them, they shouldn't if it isn't right

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    Quote Originally Posted by burtial View Post
    I wouldn't count on it. They all but said in the article that they made the ornaments in 1:6 scale so that they could use those sculpts as 1:6 figures. Throw a cheap body under them and that's basically what you are gonna get.

    My thing is that with the growth of TOTS, I honestly hope they start better business practices. They are (in my opinion) the worst company out there as far as customer service and general business dealings.
    I have the ornaments. The Wolfman actually looks like a Hot Toys Quality sculpt, and the paint is wonderful. I sit it next to my Hot toys Dooku and Tarkin, and its comparable. The way I look at it is this... they sculpted 1/6 heads to use as figures, and the ornaments are just a perk. A bone being thrown until they get it together. Mabry is actually working hard with Universal Studios for things like actor likenesses being correct, and color accurate clothing. Not the lime green jacket Frankenstein has wore since the style guide of the 1990's. I am hopeful these turn out great.

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    I need the BIG three at today's standards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Anton Phibes View Post
    I have the ornaments. The Wolfman actually looks like a Hot Toys Quality sculpt, and the paint is wonderful. I sit it next to my Hot toys Dooku and Tarkin, and its comparable. The way I look at it is this... they sculpted 1/6 heads to use as figures, and the ornaments are just a perk. A bone being thrown until they get it together. Mabry is actually working hard with Universal Studios for things like actor likenesses being correct, and color accurate clothing. Not the lime green jacket Frankenstein has wore since the style guide of the 1990's. I am hopeful these turn out great.
    That's good news then. Hopefully these'll turn out great. Paint can make or break a 1/6 figure. I'm looking forward to TOTS getting these out for PO soon along with the Myers Halloween collection too. They seem to be getting great licenses lately. I'd really love them to do a film accurate Jason or Freddy... part 3 of either or Part 6 Jason. I never liked what Sideshow called "stylized" horror figures. Thanks for the good news about the Uni Monsters

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistermark View Post
    That's good news then. Hopefully these'll turn out great. Paint can make or break a 1/6 figure. I'm looking forward to TOTS getting these out for PO soon along with the Myers Halloween collection too. They seem to be getting great licenses lately. I'd really love them to do a film accurate Jason or Freddy... part 3 of either or Part 6 Jason. I never liked what Sideshow called "stylized" horror figures. Thanks for the good news about the Uni Monsters
    Freddy huge possibility . Jason on the other hand.....

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    I don't think the paint on the pictured ornaments is very good but I don't hate the sculpt. I will give them a look before a purchase. I don't feel we've ever really gotten the best quality monsters but you can bet I'll jump for a Frankenstein if its even close to what I imagine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yearofthespider2k3 View Post
    I don't think the paint on the pictured ornaments is very good but I don't hate the sculpt. I will give them a look before a purchase. I don't feel we've ever really gotten the best quality monsters but you can bet I'll jump for a Frankenstein if its even close to what I imagine.
    Lol, tough crowd for a $20 ornament. Look, the sculpt is there, and the paint on the Wolfman (my favorite of the lot) is quite nice. Is it Rainman nice? No....but it isn't 1k either. There haven't been decent Universal Monsters in this scale for ages. For a licensed item, that will sell for less than $140 upon release, just get the thing re-painted. If no one buys them, don't expect to see anything any better. Mezco provided us with an excellent 1:12 Frankenstein, and it didn't sell well enough to warrant any further Universal Monster entries. The fanbase for these oldies dies by the day. Literally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Anton Phibes View Post
    Lol, tough crowd for a $20 ornament. Look, the sculpt is there, and the paint on the Wolfman (my favorite of the lot) is quite nice. Is it Rainman nice? No....but it isn't 1k either. There haven't been decent Universal Monsters in this scale for ages. For a licensed item, that will sell for less than $140 upon release, just get the thing re-painted. If no one buys them, don't expect to see anything any better. Mezco provided us with an excellent 1:12 Frankenstein, and it didn't sell well enough to warrant any further Universal Monster entries. The fanbase for these oldies dies by the day. Literally.
    Nah, totally disagree. Tons of fans of Uni Monsters still and these will sell if the paint is good (and the sculpt). Even Prada the luxury designer last year did high end Frank's monster clothing pieces and they sold out. Didn't TOTS sell out of Frankenstein's Monster ornament? I think so. A ton of horror fans would buy these but they have to look as good as the Myers TOTS pieces. As for Mezco, I know no one that collects 1/12th at all. I saw the 1/12TH piece and thought "Meh." It's such a pointless, small scale just imo. As for TOTS Uni Monsters, there's too much on the market to be lazy with releases. Not many Bill and Ted fans out there but Blitzway is selling through on those. Why? Because they look good. They look great quality. I'll definitely buy a Myers and Frank and Creature and Wolfman from TOTS so long as they look great and based on Myers, I'm pretty sure they'll do a great job for the fans. I'm looking forward to seeing and picking these up... they'll probably turn out great. All good, we can agree to disagree on points
    Last edited by mistermark; 03-14-2020 at 10:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistermark View Post
    Nah, totally disagree. Tons of fans of Uni Monsters still and these will sell if the paint is good (and the sculpt). Even Prada the luxury designer last year did high end Frank's monster clothing pieces and they sold out. Didn't TOTS sell out of Frankenstein's Monster ornament? I think so. A ton of horror fans would buy these but they have to look as good as the Myers TOTS pieces. As for Mezco, I know no one that collects 1/12th at all. I saw the 1/12TH piece and thought "Meh." It's such a pointless, small scale just imo. As for TOTS Uni Monsters, there's too much on the market to be lazy with releases. Not many Bill and Ted fans out there but Blitzway is selling through on those. Why? Because they look good. They look great quality. I'll definitely buy a Myers and Frank and Creature and Wolfman from TOTS so long as they look great and based on Myers, I'm pretty sure they'll do a great job for the fans. I'm looking forward to seeing and picking these up... they'll probably turn out great. All good, we can agree to disagree on points

    It's ok to disagree, but it's ok for me to disagree with you too,lol. I will explain.

    I have been collecting this stuff since 1986, and have also been involved in the creative aspect. Not just a consumer and collector, but a contributor. I can tell you with absolute certainty that demand has diminished, and brand identification is down. Those are facts....not just my "feelings". The Frankenstein ornament isn't sold out. It wasn't offered with the others. It's new for 2020. As for Prada...I know nothing about fashion, but know the name. Same concept applies to Frankenstein. Everyone knows the name/ basics, it's a public domain character. However, the fanbase for the films has diminished.

    The execs running Universal's marketing of the Monsters are turning to the limited fan base for instruction. That's what Mabry stated in the interview. The kids in charge now are still running on a 1997 Burger King Kid's Meal style guide for their "inspiration". When they approved or disapproved of a sculpt they were often in error. They were citing things to Mabry such as "Frankenstein is missing a head clamp". He then had to explain to them that they were viewing a still from the sequel, and not the original film. That the monster's appearance changed from film to film. If the folks in charge of the properties haven't even bothered to watch the films, it's problematic. That's diminishing brand recognition. Up until recently, Universal didn't view their brand as diminishing. Now they know better. So we are getting a "monster land" at one of the theme parks. Done in the hope to re-ignite interest before the characters get lost in the shuffle. If you think this cannot happen, think of The Shadow. He was a phenomenal sensation from 1930-1970's. Now...strictly a niche character for extreme devotees like myself. Everyone knows the tagline "The Shadow Knows". Few know what it actually is referencing. Fewer still want merchandising. Same with many old films. It disconcerting.

    Mezco's 1:12 line is very successful for them, and folks collect them. They keep on pumping them out. So to dismiss a line simply because you don't personally know anyone collecting them is hardly market research. I am sure Mezco's execs "know" folks buying their products. Yet the ceased Universal Monsters with their initial entry.

    I will buy and support Universal Monsters, just as you state you will. The interest in the properties isn't nearly what it was when I started collecting 34 years ago. It isn't even at the same level it was when Sideshow was in their prime. It's down. Believe it....or not.

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