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Postby ReisOBrien » Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:57 am

Cosmic_Cow wrote:
ReisOBrien wrote:Hey gang, just to answer some questions;

Yes, Super 7 is taking over ReAction from here on out. I couldn't answer any questions until the deal was finalized.

Basically, this means that anything we may have previously listed as upcoming has been cancelled.

As for what Super 7 may have planned, I have no idea. They will have to go through their own channels in order to obtain new licenses for ReAction. At this point, Funko is no longer involved in any ReAction production or distribution.

On a personal note, we are very proud of what we've done with ReAction over the past few years and I'll always looks back on this project as one of my personal highlights. The amount of things we've learned from this is staggering.

Funko is NOT out of the action figure game by any means. We have tons of new action figure projects planned. But we are completely done with the ReAction game and the E.T. 3-pack will be our final release.

I sincerely thank you all for the support and have no fear that Super 7 will continue to benefit from the devotion you have all shown the ReAction line.

Cheers!


Reis, thanks for your updates and constant interaction with us. It's made collecting this line a lot more fun. Thanks to you guys, I now have action figures I only dreamed of as a kid: The Dark Crystal!!!, Back to the Future, Goonies, Freddy, Jason, Michael Myers, and yes, even The Golden Girls. I'm now a Funko fan and look forward to what you guys have coming in the future.

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Postby StarTourist » Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:37 pm

Hey Reis, would it be possible for you guys to continue the Nightmare Before Christmas line under a new title and/or new packaging? I noticed that the sculpts for wave 2 were more modern style than Reaction style (no complaints, they are awesome). Was that intentional as a way to keep the line going without the Reaction branding?

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Postby ReisOBrien » Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:54 pm

StarTourist wrote:Hey Reis, would it be possible for you guys to continue the Nightmare Before Christmas line under a new title and/or new packaging? I noticed that the sculpts for wave 2 were more modern style than Reaction style (no complaints, they are awesome). Was that intentional as a way to keep the line going without the Reaction branding?


Unfortunately, no. We have no plans to continue the NBX figures in any form. Sorry!
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Postby DARTHMARCO » Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:05 pm

Mr. Reis,

Thank you for patiently answering our questions and supporting lines that my children and I dreamed about. We have been a fan of ReAction when we heard that Dark Crystal is coming out in ReAction. You made our dreams come into reality. Thank you Reis, your exceptional team and FUNKO.

Just disappointed that Conan the Barbarian did not come out in ReAction, but can it be a possibility for the 9POA line?

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Re: Your ReAction Questions Answered Here!

Postby bgiles73 » Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:55 pm

I'll certainly throw in my bate for Conan the Barbarian as a 9 POA Funko Action Figure!

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Postby StarTourist » Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:20 pm

ReisOBrien wrote:
StarTourist wrote:Hey Reis, would it be possible for you guys to continue the Nightmare Before Christmas line under a new title and/or new packaging? I noticed that the sculpts for wave 2 were more modern style than Reaction style (no complaints, they are awesome). Was that intentional as a way to keep the line going without the Reaction branding?


Unfortunately, no. We have no plans to continue the NBX figures in any form. Sorry!



I was afraid of that. Thank you for the two waves you gave us. I'm still very pleased that you guys managed to get us the unicycle for the Clown. I think I said it before, but the sculptor for wave 2 needs a raise and an award.

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Postby ReisOBrien » Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:55 pm

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ReisOBrien wrote:
StarTourist wrote:Hey Reis, would it be possible for you guys to continue the Nightmare Before Christmas line under a new title and/or new packaging? I noticed that the sculpts for wave 2 were more modern style than Reaction style (no complaints, they are awesome). Was that intentional as a way to keep the line going without the Reaction branding?


Unfortunately, no. We have no plans to continue the NBX figures in any form. Sorry!



I was afraid of that. Thank you for the two waves you gave us. I'm still very pleased that you guys managed to get us the unicycle for the Clown. I think I said it before, but the sculptor for wave 2 needs a raise and an award.


Same sculptor on both waves (as well as Dark Crystal), and I agree! :)
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Postby Mystic Master » Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:24 pm

The Dark Crystal action figure line is expertly done, so kudos to the team that created them - they are easily my favorite Funko line of all time, and my favorite overall collectible of the year.

Thank you for the confirmation that the Kira & Garthim set is still being released. Will anything be different about the set, beside the NYCC sticker? Likewise, are you able to reveal which retail partner it will be available at for its release next month?

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Postby ReisOBrien » Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:58 am

Mystic Master wrote:The Dark Crystal action figure line is expertly done, so kudos to the team that created them - they are easily my favorite Funko line of all time, and my favorite overall collectible of the year.

Thank you for the confirmation that the Kira & Garthim set is still being released. Will anything be different about the set, beside the NYCC sticker? Likewise, are you able to reveal which retail partner it will be available at for its release next month?


Not sure about which retailer. And I would start referring to it as "the Garthim set" if I were you. ;)
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Re: Your ReAction Questions Answered Here!

Postby lightscamrareaction » Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:58 pm

Reis will you be releasing Back to the Future Part 2, Star Trek TNG and the A-Team in 9POA now?

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Postby Mystic Master » Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:27 pm

ReisOBrien wrote:
Mystic Master wrote:The Dark Crystal action figure line is expertly done, so kudos to the team that created them - they are easily my favorite Funko line of all time, and my favorite overall collectible of the year.

Thank you for the confirmation that the Kira & Garthim set is still being released. Will anything be different about the set, beside the NYCC sticker? Likewise, are you able to reveal which retail partner it will be available at for its release next month?


Not sure about which retailer. And I would start referring to it as "the Garthim set" if I were you. ;)


No winged Kira and Fizzgig?! There are going to be some mightily upset DC fans. 8-[ Do you have a spare NYCC version I can buy? ](*,)

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Postby ReisOBrien » Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:57 pm

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ReisOBrien wrote:
Mystic Master wrote:The Dark Crystal action figure line is expertly done, so kudos to the team that created them - they are easily my favorite Funko line of all time, and my favorite overall collectible of the year.

Thank you for the confirmation that the Kira & Garthim set is still being released. Will anything be different about the set, beside the NYCC sticker? Likewise, are you able to reveal which retail partner it will be available at for its release next month?


Not sure about which retailer. And I would start referring to it as "the Garthim set" if I were you. ;)


No winged Kira and Fizzgig?! There are going to be some mightily upset DC fans. 8-[ Do you have a spare NYCC version I can buy? ](*,)


Sorry, but Kira and Fizzgig are being sold separately (but without the wings) and we have to keep the exclusive version exclusive, right? At least you're getting the Garthim!
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Postby ReisOBrien » Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:57 pm

lightscamrareaction wrote:Reis will you be releasing Back to the Future Part 2, Star Trek TNG and the A-Team in 9POA now?


No plans for any of those in the 9POA line at this time. Sorry.
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Postby bgiles73 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:44 pm

Hey Reis will Funko have a presence at Toy Fair in February? Will there be a lot of action figures revealed there? Going forward, would you say that Funko's action figures draw from classic as well as current licenses? The reason I ask is I would have loved to see take for example Kurt Russell from either "Escape from New York" or "Big Trouble in Little China" as the fully articulated action star that he is. Will y'all strive to up the articulation count on the 9 POA line or is that the format y'all will be sticking with?

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Re: Your ReAction Questions Answered Here!

Postby Mystic Master » Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:14 pm

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Mystic Master wrote:
ReisOBrien wrote:
Not sure about which retailer. And I would start referring to it as "the Garthim set" if I were you. ;)


No winged Kira and Fizzgig?! There are going to be some mightily upset DC fans. 8-[ Do you have a spare NYCC version I can buy? ](*,)


Sorry, but Kira and Fizzgig are being sold separately (but without the wings) and we have to keep the exclusive version exclusive, right? At least you're getting the Garthim!


No? The Landstrider & Jen set from SDCC was sold the same when it was a shared exclusive with TRU, so I don't see why this set would have to be handled an differently... :-k

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Postby 80s-forever » Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:09 am

Reis, although I am really grateful for what you and everyone at Funko have done to make The Dark Crystal Reaction figures a reality, I have to tell you I am really upset with the fact that winged Kira is not coming with the Garthim! When you said on here on or after NYCC that the pack would not be distributed widely I was crushed, that day I found out Forbidden Planet UK was listing them up for preorder so I order a set. Then you said it was back on so I cancelled my order, if I would have known this was going to happen I would have kept my order! Winged Kira was my most wanted figure in the line, and now my chance of owning her has passed! I don't do ebay or feed scalpers and Mystic Master is right about the fact that we got the same SDCC Jen & Landstrider set released widely! Please Reis I beg of you is there anyway this can be changed, from one Dark Crystal fan two another? I've bought 2 sets of each and 4 of the Landstrider set, that's how much I love The Dark Crystal!

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Postby ReisOBrien » Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:50 pm

bgiles73 wrote:Hey Reis will Funko have a presence at Toy Fair in February? Will there be a lot of action figures revealed there? Going forward, would you say that Funko's action figures draw from classic as well as current licenses? The reason I ask is I would have loved to see take for example Kurt Russell from either "Escape from New York" or "Big Trouble in Little China" as the fully articulated action star that he is. Will y'all strive to up the articulation count on the 9 POA line or is that the format y'all will be sticking with?


No, we already tackled those licenses in the ReAction line and would rather move forward with other licenses.

For the most part, we'll be sticking with the 9 points of articulation for the 9POA line (hence the name). There will be occasions where we bump it up or even lower it in special cases depending on the character. But for the most part, that's where we're trying to land.
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Postby ReisOBrien » Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:50 pm

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ReisOBrien wrote:
Mystic Master wrote:
No winged Kira and Fizzgig?! There are going to be some mightily upset DC fans. 8-[ Do you have a spare NYCC version I can buy? ](*,)


Sorry, but Kira and Fizzgig are being sold separately (but without the wings) and we have to keep the exclusive version exclusive, right? At least you're getting the Garthim!


No? The Landstrider & Jen set from SDCC was sold the same when it was a shared exclusive with TRU, so I don't see why this set would have to be handled an differently... :-k


Not my call. That was a sales thing. Sorry.
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Postby ReisOBrien » Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:53 pm

80s-forever wrote:Reis, although I am really grateful for what you and everyone at Funko have done to make The Dark Crystal Reaction figures a reality, I have to tell you I am really upset with the fact that winged Kira is not coming with the Garthim! When you said on here on or after NYCC that the pack would not be distributed widely I was crushed, that day I found out Forbidden Planet UK was listing them up for preorder so I order a set. Then you said it was back on so I cancelled my order, if I would have known this was going to happen I would have kept my order! Winged Kira was my most wanted figure in the line, and now my chance of owning her has passed! I don't do ebay or feed scalpers and Mystic Master is right about the fact that we got the same SDCC Jen & Landstrider set released widely! Please Reis I beg of you is there anyway this can be changed, from one Dark Crystal fan two another? I've bought 2 sets of each and 4 of the Landstrider set, that's how much I love The Dark Crystal!


Sorry you're so upset, believe me, I feel your pain. But this was the only way we could get the Garthim into retail. And I'd rather get more Garthim figures out there than none at all.
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Postby bgiles73 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:12 pm

Hey Reis, I guess I didn't phrase the main part of my question right. Will 9 POA figures just cover new and current subjects or is there the possibility of 70s-80s and 90s properties in 9POA?

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Postby Adambseven » Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:09 pm

Reis,
Should we hold out hope on more golden girls being made available or should we just get over it?

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Postby ReisOBrien » Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:34 pm

bgiles73 wrote:Hey Reis, I guess I didn't phrase the main part of my question right. Will 9 POA figures just cover new and current subjects or is there the possibility of 70s-80s and 90s properties in 9POA?


Ah! Got ya... There's no real rules to what era we're sticking to. So theoretically, yes, we could do newer and older licenses.
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Postby ReisOBrien » Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:34 pm

Adambseven wrote:Reis,
Should we hold out hope on more golden girls being made available or should we just get over it?


As of right now, there are no plans to re-release the Golden Girls set. Sorry.
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Postby Idpullthecurtain 1 » Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:55 am

Reis your responses and info on this forum have been very much appreciated by me. Thanks.

Q can you tell me how the Super 7 figures will differ from your 9 POA figures (other than articulation). I mean will you go for different types of licences? Will your line also do "retro" lines?
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Idpullthecurtain 1 wrote:Reis your responses and info on this forum have been very much appreciated by me. Thanks.

Q can you tell me how the Super 7 figures will differ from your 9 POA figures (other than articulation). I mean will you go for different types of licences? Will your line also do "retro" lines?
Thanks.


The difference between ReAction and 9POA isn't really about retro/modern licenses. 9POA will differ in articulation, more modern packaging (packaging will vary depending on the license, but we're trying to get away from the retro style card), more detailed sculpts and more detailed paints. Consider them more "modern style" action figures in regards to aesthetics.
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Re: Your ReAction Questions Answered Here!

Postby DARTHMARCO » Tue Nov 22, 2016 4:47 pm

Mr. Reis,

Just disappointed that Conan the Barbarian did not come out in ReAction, but can it be a possibility for the 9POA line?

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DARTHMARCO wrote:Mr. Reis,

Just disappointed that Conan the Barbarian did not come out in ReAction, but can it be a possibility for the 9POA line?


It is absolutely possible. But no solid plans at this moment. But don't worry, I'm pushing for Conan figures one way or another. ;)
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Postby bgiles73 » Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:31 pm

Happy to hear this. I have been wanting Conan action figures forever and won't mind having extra points of articulation at all. I'm looking forward to seeing the awesome swords and hopefully their will be a lot of attention to detail.

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Postby Bobbyg823 » Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:09 pm

Hi guys, new to the forum but love these figures!!
I read on one of these threads about a Wonder Woman with invisible jet. Is that part of the 3&3/4" line?
Also, other then that and the 2 suicide squad figures, have there been any other LOC exclusives?
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Postby ReisOBrien » Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:41 am

Bobbyg823 wrote:Hi guys, new to the forum but love these figures!!
I read on one of these threads about a Wonder Woman with invisible jet. Is that part of the 3&3/4" line?
Also, other then that and the 2 suicide squad figures, have there been any other LOC exclusives?
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No, the WW with jet is a stand alone item. She's very very tiny, only about 2 1/2" tall.

There haven't been any other LOC action figure exclusives.... yet. ;)
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Postby Terminator fan 101 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:51 am

The news that Funko won't be producing the ReAction line after Reis fought hard to get the Conan license seems strange. I'm sure Super 7 will produce some fantastic figures but Funko had the financial clout to get the licenses mentioned on the other thread and then decided to abandon that plan and concentrate on 9 POA figures?

I was getting hyped for a Conan to accompany the T-800 in 5 POA and now it won't be. :(
Its going to be strange not having any more updates on upcoming ReAction here.
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Postby ReisOBrien » Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:59 am

Terminator fan 101 wrote:The news that Funko won't be producing the ReAction line after Reis fought hard to get the Conan license seems strange. I'm sure Super 7 will produce some fantastic figures but Funko had the financial clout to get the licenses mentioned on the other thread and then decided to abandon that plan and concentrate on 9 POA figures?

I was getting hyped for a Conan to accompany the T-800 in 5 POA and now it won't be. :(
Its going to be strange not having any more updates on upcoming ReAction here.


It was just a matter of timing. I was trying to get out as much as I could, but things can change rapidly and without warning in the toy world. I'm still pushing for Conan figures, but they just won't be in the ReAction format. At least, not from us. Not sure if Super 7 has plans to pursue that license. Funko still has the rights to Conan action figures and I still hope to get some out in a new format. I'll keep you posted.
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Postby DARTHMARCO » Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:47 pm

ReisOBrien wrote:
Terminator fan 101 wrote:The news that Funko won't be producing the ReAction line after Reis fought hard to get the Conan license seems strange. I'm sure Super 7 will produce some fantastic figures but Funko had the financial clout to get the licenses mentioned on the other thread and then decided to abandon that plan and concentrate on 9 POA figures?

I was getting hyped for a Conan to accompany the T-800 in 5 POA and now it won't be. :(
Its going to be strange not having any more updates on upcoming ReAction here.


It was just a matter of timing. I was trying to get out as much as I could, but things can change rapidly and without warning in the toy world. I'm still pushing for Conan figures, but they just won't be in the ReAction format. At least, not from us. Not sure if Super 7 has plans to pursue that license. Funko still has the rights to Conan action figures and I still hope to get some out in a new format. I'll keep you posted.


That would be great to see a Conan figure with 9POA, so continue the fight Mr. Reis as we will be behind you. If it does make it with your efforts then my dollars will purchase as many as I can.

My question is:
Will the 9POA action figures will be the only outlet that FUNKO will provide for 3.75 inch figures?

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Postby 80s-forever » Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:33 pm

Reis, Any update on Garthim, store, price, date?

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Postby ReisOBrien » Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:41 pm

DARTHMARCO wrote:
ReisOBrien wrote:
Terminator fan 101 wrote:The news that Funko won't be producing the ReAction line after Reis fought hard to get the Conan license seems strange. I'm sure Super 7 will produce some fantastic figures but Funko had the financial clout to get the licenses mentioned on the other thread and then decided to abandon that plan and concentrate on 9 POA figures?

I was getting hyped for a Conan to accompany the T-800 in 5 POA and now it won't be. :(
Its going to be strange not having any more updates on upcoming ReAction here.


It was just a matter of timing. I was trying to get out as much as I could, but things can change rapidly and without warning in the toy world. I'm still pushing for Conan figures, but they just won't be in the ReAction format. At least, not from us. Not sure if Super 7 has plans to pursue that license. Funko still has the rights to Conan action figures and I still hope to get some out in a new format. I'll keep you posted.


That would be great to see a Conan figure with 9POA, so continue the fight Mr. Reis as we will be behind you. If it does make it with your efforts then my dollars will purchase as many as I can.

My question is:
Will the 9POA action figures will be the only outlet that FUNKO will provide for 3.75 inch figures?


As of now, yes.
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Postby ReisOBrien » Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:42 pm

80s-forever wrote:Reis, Any update on Garthim, store, price, date?


Nothing yet. Believe me, as soon as I know, you'll know. We'll be sure to announce it on our social media outlets.
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Postby Stormcloud » Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:12 am

So winged Kira and closed-mouth Fizzgig are not getting a retail release? They are forever limited to 500 pieces sold only at one event in one city?

That is an incredible disappointment. I was very excited for winged Kira, as I was hoping for this variant of her since I first heard the news of this line. But I can't afford or justify paying the $200+ after-market prices. What a shame. This has significantly diminished my excitement for the entire line. I've never understood the "all or nothing" mindset of wanting a complete collection or none at all, but I do now.

Exclusives are great, when limited to special packaging or a slight paint difference. But for key character variations like winged Kira and closed-mouth Fizzgig, really the only variations from the film, to be made extremely limited is very disappointing.

I was already a bit put off by the vast difference in paint detail from the promo images to the final products. Ursol especially suffers from lack of paint; it almost looks like an entirely different figure.

I'm very happy there are now action figures for The Dark Crystal, and I'm grateful for the work put into them. But these two factors have me seriously reconsidering if I want to buy any of them. :(

I guess there is no hope of producing a few more winged Kira with closed-mouth Fizzgig in a single-pack, even as an online exclusive or something? :idea: That way the previous exclusive remains exclusive, and more people get a chance at these important character variations.

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Postby ReisOBrien » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:52 am

Stormcloud wrote:So winged Kira and closed-mouth Fizzgig are not getting a retail release? They are forever limited to 500 pieces sold only at one event in one city?

That is an incredible disappointment. I was very excited for winged Kira, as I was hoping for this variant of her since I first heard the news of this line. But I can't afford or justify paying the $200+ after-market prices. What a shame. This has significantly diminished my excitement for the entire line. I've never understood the "all or nothing" mindset of wanting a complete collection or none at all, but I do now.

Exclusives are great, when limited to special packaging or a slight paint difference. But for key character variations like winged Kira and closed-mouth Fizzgig, really the only variations from the film, to be made extremely limited is very disappointing.

I was already a bit put off by the vast difference in paint detail from the promo images to the final products. Ursol especially suffers from lack of paint; it almost looks like an entirely different figure.

I'm very happy there are now action figures for The Dark Crystal, and I'm grateful for the work put into them. But these two factors have me seriously reconsidering if I want to buy any of them. :(

I guess there is no hope of producing a few more winged Kira with closed-mouth Fizzgig in a single-pack, even as an online exclusive or something? :idea: That way the previous exclusive remains exclusive, and more people get a chance at these important character variations.


Sorry you're disappointed, but that's the way we have to do it in order to get the Garthim out at all.
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Postby Stormcloud » Tue Dec 06, 2016 2:29 am

ReisOBrien wrote:Sorry you're disappointed, but that's the way we have to do it in order to get the Garthim out at all.


It's great you are are giving the Garthim a wider release, but why is this the only way? Would it not have been easier/cheaper to have the factory produce a second run of the existing pack with Winged Kira, than to setup a new SKU and packaging for a single-packed Garthim? And if you can release a single-packed Garthim, why not a single-packed Winged Kira, as well?

Sorry for being so persistent, but it is just passion for this movie and these figures, and a desire for fellow Dark Crystal fans to get that one, last figure to complete this collection, without paying $200+ on the aftermarket.

I truly am appreciative of your work on this line, and for your interaction and willingness to answer our passionate questions and concerns.


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