Jump to content

Theme© by Fisana
 

Photo

Mystery S.L.U.G. Zombies at Entertainment Earth


  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 resfirma

resfirma

    Res Firma Mitescere Nescit

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 62 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:28 AM

Here is the list of figures reported by Entertainment Earth to be in future waves of the S.L.U.G. Zombie line. It appears that only about half of the figures are ones listed on the poster/checklist. This is exciting and disappointing. I like the fact that we have the possibility of getting more than we were originally promised. I don’t like the fact that I might not get my zombie Donald Trump with his “mule-stomped gopherâ€￾ hair or my “The Dude/Jesusâ€￾ zombie. I also like the fact that some of the new names may indicate some really cool figures (e..g., Out-for-Justice Jamilyn – Michonne from Walking Dead? Or No-Nonsense Nitta – La Femme Nikita? Or Cyborg Samuels - Terminator?). Of course Entertainment Earth also projects additional waves with unnamed zombies and hunters as well...

George at October Toys seems to think that wave 5 has been tooled. Jakks has sent me emails that the line is not dead. But it all makes me wonder. Do any of you have experience with detailed predictions of releases of a toy line and then having that toy line terminated?

Brian the Brain-Eater
Mashed-Up Millet
Feel-My-Wrath McGrath
Rotting Rau
Perry Perish
Cold Blooded Kelly
Horrific Harmony
Sir Headless Halpert
Shotgun Skourtis
Dan Doomed
Bedraggled Ben
Hot-Headed Harriet
Armless Adam
Jeremy Scarin'Me
Bone-Crackin' Chris
Side-Swiped Santaw
No-More Nance
Charlie Pistols
Corroding Kong
Whistle-of-Death Steph
Mini-Gun Max
Ro-Ro-Ro No Mo'
Flesh N' Bone-Tone
Big Bad Chad
Chewing of the Guard
Sue After You!
Out-for-Justice Jamilyn
Professor Putrid
Hurtin' Burton
Cyborg Samuels
Lady of Rottingham
Lumbering Jack
Kung Fu Larry
Out-of-Air Lare
Game-Over Grover
No-Nonsense Nitta
  • 0





#2 iwao

iwao

    Toy Addict

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1481 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Maryland

Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:52 AM

I'll take any updates on SLUGs as good news. I hope all the figures on the poster do get made eventually.

I wasn't surprised when the March pre-order stuff got pushed to April, but it's annoying. They are on wave 5. Why is Jakks still missing the estimated release dates that they give to distributors?
  • 0

#3 McCTXToys

McCTXToys

    Serious Collector

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 729 posts

Posted 04 April 2013 - 10:05 AM

Just as long as I get to finish the collection on the poster! The Ventura/Predator survivor is my favorite design.
  • 0

#4 bigazzhead

bigazzhead

    Toy Addict

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1579 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Chicago
  • Interests:Mini Figure interests:
    Monster in my Pocket
    Megaman/Rockman
    Dragon Ball
    Dragon Quest
    Old Nintendo
    Gegege no Kitaro
    general monster keshi
    Ghostbusters
    Zombie related stuff
    and anything cool. (yeah I know pretty vague)

Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:16 AM

Just as long as I get to finish the collection on the poster! The Ventura/Predator survivor is my favorite design.


Yes definitely looking towards that figure too.
  • 0

#5 resfirma

resfirma

    Res Firma Mitescere Nescit

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 62 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 04 April 2013 - 02:18 PM

I pretty much am addicted to the line. I like every single figure. I don't remember a toy line with as much thought and craftsmanship... I bought my niece and nephew a bunch for Easter. The whole family was gathered around the table laughing and playing with them. Everybody was trying to guess who each figure was... Just a lot of fun!

But I really want my "The Dude/Jesus" zombie.
  • 0

#6 adam16bit

adam16bit

    Budding Collector

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 81 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:Laser Beasts. Battle Beasts. Beast Saga. OMFG.

Posted 06 April 2013 - 04:01 PM

Experiences with detailed but terminated toy lines? Tons. :) Just the other day I was talking with someone about some of the Kong dinosaurs from a few years ago which the company said were released and, well, weren't. And sometimes stuff just gets dumped overseas without making it to the USA. I uh... will have to wait to talk about if wave 5 is tooled or not. *coughs*

I actually work at Entertainment Earth (my day job) and put those listings up, but right now we won't know what will and won't make it out until our orders are deep-sixed. The names came straight from Jakks and I really hope I get to find out what the heck some of these guys look like. We haven't had any shipping updates on these guys just yet, sadly, but we hope to have it soon.
  • 0
--Adam Pawlus
battlebeasts.blogspot.com
16bit.com and elsewhere

#7 BaltanII

BaltanII

    Space Ninja

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4953 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Pennsylvania
  • Interests:Daikaiju, Magic: The Gathering, Transformers, Kinnikuman

Posted 06 April 2013 - 06:18 PM

Just the other day I was talking with someone about some of the Kong dinosaurs from a few years ago which the company said were released and, well, weren't.


The Playmates Kong line? I don't recall any particular missing figures in the lineup, but I didn't follow it closely because I hated most of the toys. What figures never got released?
  • 0

#8 resfirma

resfirma

    Res Firma Mitescere Nescit

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 62 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 07 April 2013 - 04:01 AM

Experiences with detailed but terminated toy lines? Tons. :) Just the other day I was talking with someone about some of the Kong dinosaurs from a few years ago which the company said were released and, well, weren't. And sometimes stuff just gets dumped overseas without making it to the USA. I uh... will have to wait to talk about if wave 5 is tooled or not. *coughs*

I actually work at Entertainment Earth (my day job) and put those listings up, but right now we won't know what will and won't make it out until our orders are deep-sixed. The names came straight from Jakks and I really hope I get to find out what the heck some of these guys look like. We haven't had any shipping updates on these guys just yet, sadly, but we hope to have it soon.


Thanks for the post and the update! I guess I don't understand the company's marketing tactics. I suppose passionate collectors are not what drive their profits so they probably don't really care about the relatively few people who REALLY take an interest in the line. A company like Jakks probably makes all of its decisions by the numbers. However, why they would set up their customer care units to say a product is being released when it is not being released is beyond me. I don't see how that drives their business in a positive way?

I work in IT for a Fortune 100 company and we are very careful not to misrepresent our plans for a product or service.

Anyway, thanks again. I've got my orders in at EE, hopefully we'll be doing business in the future.
  • 0






Copyright © 2020 LittleRubberGuys.com