Legend of Cthulhu

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    cthulhu is too small
     
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    I wanted one but 20$ for shipping killed it for me. Guess I'll pick one up later on.

    Instead, I went for October Toys Skeleton Warriors Glyos compatible Kickstater project and pledged for the Traveler Skeleden. 13$ + 5$ shipping, that's more reasonable.

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    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ge ... on-figures
     
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    That's "Spawn of Cthulhu" not the old one himself
     
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    Thanks for posting this, awesome project! :shock:
     
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    ah, ah, yes.
    i no read good.
     
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    I think the final stretch goal is a GIANT Cthulhu, they're hinting that at least.

    For $111 for the full set of 4 plus the 2 stretch goal exclusive figures (2 for now, it can bump to 3) that's $18.50 a figure, but yeah if you're out of the US that shipping can blow.

    I really love the packaging too. I hope they reach the stretch goal for the giant one, even though it's a separate purchase. I'm all about big ass toys.

    The Skeleton Warriors KS is awesome too!
     
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    I think the out of US shipping is not bad, isn't it 10$ extra if you drop the 111$?

    For (currently) 6 figures, that's not bad at all... although I live a lot further than canada.

    Seriously considering this, and yeah blooddrinker that would be rad...

    loved the video, they were so awkward but so enthusiastic about it. cool they've got an oldschool sculptor and artist to make it authentic.
     
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    I'm already supporting this, but yeah, shipping was 50. I went for one figure with S&H at 20. But if the number of figs keeps increasing I will probably regret it.
     
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    Do you think that writing to them and letting them know how discouraging to foreign investment those shipping rates are would help any? Maybe I'm missing a stitch, but that rate of penalty for bring on the wrong part of the continent seems outlandish to me.
     
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    Hmm, I like the idea, but I think the figures could use a bit more detail to them, which I hope comes out in the final execution. While I can certainly appreciate the attempts at 'retro' styling, I think these come off as a but cartoony as they stand right now. More Ewoks figures than Star Wars. [Which I think, actually, a lot of these recent 3 3/4" figure lines have suffered from unfortunately.] Not really my aesthetic preference, that's all. Maybe it is just the overall smoothness and paint, but it somehow gives me the modern take impression that's all. I guess in my stupid head I just want my toys to look like junk - haha, I mean, limited to 70s production techniques. :oops:

    And, I have no doubt it is the subliminal desire for Squidhead coming through, but the Cthulhu prototype looks so much better to me. Still, an excellent project and one I wish success to. I also really appreciate the linking with other 'vintage' promotional items (e.g. packaging, t-shirts, comic), which really captured the stylings of the 70s/80s.
     
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    New 'vintage' trailer for the toy. Seeing it, I can really appreciate the sentiments and idea of the toy, but when I watched the commercial, my immediate thoughts were how I wish they would have made the Cthulhu figure more detailed and menacing - think Star Wars Rancor or CotT Kraken rather than cartoony like Power Rangers or Ninja Turtles. Even the Inhumanoids line tended a bit more into the 'monster' aspect than this. And, funny enough, I see that that is pretty much exactly what I was thinking about the 3 3/4 line over a year ago (comments which I had completely forgotten I made).

    Still a great toy, one I am glad got made, but just kind of disappointing to see that all these 'reimagined' toys in the SW scale since the ReAction series took off are kind of flooding the market with lacklustre creations just to cash in on the gimmick of nostalgia. I think people who were kids when these type of toys came out know that they weren't quite that cheesy, as cheap or non-screen accurate as they might have been. These [what we are seeing] all tend to have the feel of later toys that populated shelves in the 90s, during the era of the aforementioned popular lines and things like Playmates X-men and Jurassic Park figures (or the later Alien toys). Sort of like what some people think the 'vintage' toys were like, but who didn't ever grow up on them. There was actually much more detail and complexity put into toys before this age, a la Micronauts, before the all-plastic, colourful cartoon figures with tonnes of accessories started replacing them (more like coming back, after the interruption of MOTU scale toys and jointed action figures). While it is fantastic to see non-made prototypes like the Alien concept toys finally be realised in a physical form to the public, these don't capture that magic or mystique of what pop culture characters would look like imagined in a vintage Kenner style. They are nice toys, but not the stuff of my kid dreams anyways. I am not directing this at this toy group specifically, just a general critique of the rapid waves of stuff we are seeing being produced.
     

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