Are all Action Figure Lines Dead?

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Re: Are all Action Figure Lines Dead?

Postby renardchua » Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:53 pm

They still do Rick and Morty Action Figures, as well as Stranger Thing ones.

Then from time to time, some classic movies from the 80s. :)
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Re: Are all Action Figure Lines Dead?

Postby fbingha » Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:41 pm

YeetGrimes wrote:I think out of all of them, I miss Rock Candy the most. So beautifully sculpted and mainly focused on the female figures of pop culture.


I miss Rock Candy as well but I don't see them as Action Figures. The way it is going, I'm afraid we will be left with Funko only making Batman and Anime pops.
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Re: Are all Action Figure Lines Dead?

Postby YeetGrimes » Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:54 pm

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YeetGrimes wrote:I think out of all of them, I miss Rock Candy the most. So beautifully sculpted and mainly focused on the female figures of pop culture.


I miss Rock Candy as well but I don't see them as Action Figures. The way it is going, I'm afraid we will be left with Funko only making Batman and Anime pops.

That seems unlikely since Pop!s cater to a large variety of fandoms every day. Other lines, however, not so much.
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Re: Are all Action Figure Lines Dead?

Postby fbingha » Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:29 pm

YeetGrimes wrote:
fbingha wrote:
YeetGrimes wrote:I think out of all of them, I miss Rock Candy the most. So beautifully sculpted and mainly focused on the female figures of pop culture.


I miss Rock Candy as well but I don't see them as Action Figures. The way it is going, I'm afraid we will be left with Funko only making Batman and Anime pops.

That seems unlikely since Pop!s cater to a large variety of fandoms every day. Other lines, however, not so much.


I don't actually believe that, only a sentiment that I feel where the bulk of the attention goes and I really do believe is growing.
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Re: Are all Action Figure Lines Dead?

Postby dexiesmom » Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:17 pm

fbingha wrote:
YeetGrimes wrote:
fbingha wrote:
I miss Rock Candy as well but I don't see them as Action Figures. The way it is going, I'm afraid we will be left with Funko only making Batman and Anime pops.

That seems unlikely since Pop!s cater to a large variety of fandoms every day. Other lines, however, not so much.


I don't actually believe that, only a sentiment that I feel where the bulk of the attention goes and I really do believe is growing.

I think that other lines are definitely getting shut out no matter what Funko tries. Every time they try something new people don’t like to buy anything other than pops, mostly because the price point on other items is higher. Or if it stays at the $10-15 range people think the item is too small compared to a pop and feel slightly ripped off and don’t buy it, even if it is more stylized, comes with more accessories, etc.

Eventually Funko will stop gathering so many licenses from a business standpoint since it won’t be cost effective any more for them. Companies are now aware of how much they make off the figures and probably demand a much higher licensing fee/share of the profits than before.
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Re: Are all Action Figure Lines Dead?

Postby YeetGrimes » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:43 pm

dexiesmom wrote:
fbingha wrote:
YeetGrimes wrote:That seems unlikely since Pop!s cater to a large variety of fandoms every day. Other lines, however, not so much.


I don't actually believe that, only a sentiment that I feel where the bulk of the attention goes and I really do believe is growing.

I think that other lines are definitely getting shut out no matter what Funko tries. Every time they try something new people don’t like to buy anything other than pops, mostly because the price point on other items is higher. Or if it stays at the $10-15 range people think the item is too small compared to a pop and feel slightly ripped off and don’t buy it, even if it is more stylized, comes with more accessories, etc.

Eventually Funko will stop gathering so many licenses from a business standpoint since it won’t be cost effective any more for them. Companies are now aware of how much they make off the figures and probably demand a much higher licensing fee/share of the profits than before.

People really seem to love these Soda Figures though along with Paka Paka. Wonder what's in store for them.
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Re: Are all Action Figure Lines Dead?

Postby Nis_chac » Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:06 pm

xmaldigolax wrote:Haven't really heard a peep. They haven't advertised ANYTHING new. I feel like, if it isn't a Funko Pop, no one really cares. Oh and Loungefly. Kinda sad. Most of my favorite Funko lines have fizzled (Rock Candy, Dorbz, Action Figures, Hikari). I dunno...depressed.

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Re: Are all Action Figure Lines Dead?

Postby willy wonka » Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:31 pm

Just got the new Rick and morty ones. I like these and with this wave they added a metallic version as well.
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Re: Are all Action Figure Lines Dead?

Postby PaleRiderOfDoom » Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:09 pm

The action figure market seems to be so cutthroat but at the same time, there appears to be room for so many different formats. I miss the variety of properties that Funko brought to the action figure market.
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Re: Are all Action Figure Lines Dead?

Postby L3g3nD33 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:22 pm

YeetGrimes wrote:
dexiesmom wrote:
fbingha wrote:
I don't actually believe that, only a sentiment that I feel where the bulk of the attention goes and I really do believe is growing.

I think that other lines are definitely getting shut out no matter what Funko tries. Every time they try something new people don’t like to buy anything other than pops, mostly because the price point on other items is higher. Or if it stays at the $10-15 range people think the item is too small compared to a pop and feel slightly ripped off and don’t buy it, even if it is more stylized, comes with more accessories, etc.

Eventually Funko will stop gathering so many licenses from a business standpoint since it won’t be cost effective any more for them. Companies are now aware of how much they make off the figures and probably demand a much higher licensing fee/share of the profits than before.

People really seem to love these Soda Figures though along with Paka Paka. Wonder what's in store for them.


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Re: Are all Action Figure Lines Dead?

Postby Teddyb84 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:41 pm

Paka paka are amazing so are the soda ones
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Re: Are all Action Figure Lines Dead?

Postby rexflexall » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:12 am

Seen nothing in new figures lately!

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Re: Are all Action Figure Lines Dead?

Postby dexiesmom » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:49 am

YeetGrimes wrote:
dexiesmom wrote:
fbingha wrote:
I don't actually believe that, only a sentiment that I feel where the bulk of the attention goes and I really do believe is growing.

I think that other lines are definitely getting shut out no matter what Funko tries. Every time they try something new people don’t like to buy anything other than pops, mostly because the price point on other items is higher. Or if it stays at the $10-15 range people think the item is too small compared to a pop and feel slightly ripped off and don’t buy it, even if it is more stylized, comes with more accessories, etc.

Eventually Funko will stop gathering so many licenses from a business standpoint since it won’t be cost effective any more for them. Companies are now aware of how much they make off the figures and probably demand a much higher licensing fee/share of the profits than before.

People really seem to love these Soda Figures though along with Paka Paka. Wonder what's in store for them.

I agree that people seem to like them right now. But I am cautiously optimistic. They started with really popular characters and people are hyped about all their new lines. VYNL was popular at first too.
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Re: Are all Action Figure Lines Dead?

Postby Spiffythedog » Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:51 pm

Im with you, sad seeing some of the product lines dying out. Hikari, Dorbz, Vinyl Idolz, Vynl, Super Deluxe... some great stuff there. Heck, even Playmobil - I loved that collab and it didnt even really get started. Theres also other lines Im not missing (like Pop home).

I think the new Sodas look great but will ultimately appeal to smaller number of collectors versus Pop so will be interesting to see how far they go. Maybe having blind chases will help that line out.
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Re: Are all Action Figure Lines Dead?

Postby YeetGrimes » Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:12 pm

dexiesmom wrote:
YeetGrimes wrote:
dexiesmom wrote:I think that other lines are definitely getting shut out no matter what Funko tries. Every time they try something new people don’t like to buy anything other than pops, mostly because the price point on other items is higher. Or if it stays at the $10-15 range people think the item is too small compared to a pop and feel slightly ripped off and don’t buy it, even if it is more stylized, comes with more accessories, etc.

Eventually Funko will stop gathering so many licenses from a business standpoint since it won’t be cost effective any more for them. Companies are now aware of how much they make off the figures and probably demand a much higher licensing fee/share of the profits than before.

People really seem to love these Soda Figures though along with Paka Paka. Wonder what's in store for them.

I agree that people seem to like them right now. But I am cautiously optimistic. They started with really popular characters and people are hyped about all their new lines. VYNL was popular at first too.

Very true. But the good thing about Soda Figures is they got both the toy AND the packaging going for them. With Vynl it was just the toy and the idea of having a duo. Cool packaging is always a plus!
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Re: Are all Action Figure Lines Dead?

Postby BRiley0216 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:10 pm

Haven't seen any new releases, I'd say so
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Re: Are all Action Figure Lines Dead?

Postby PaleRiderOfDoom » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:10 am

YeetGrimes wrote:
dexiesmom wrote:
YeetGrimes wrote:People really seem to love these Soda Figures though along with Paka Paka. Wonder what's in store for them.

I agree that people seem to like them right now. But I am cautiously optimistic. They started with really popular characters and people are hyped about all their new lines. VYNL was popular at first too.

Very true. But the good thing about Soda Figures is they got both the toy AND the packaging going for them. With Vynl it was just the toy and the idea of having a duo. Cool packaging is always a plus!

Totally agree. I like the value of them of in everything being a cool collectible.
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