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#1 Remington

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 06:40 PM

Does anyone else have any of these? they are from the Monster Rancher series from playmate, they are around 15+ years old.. I've recently been trying to collect more of these, It all started when I found them for sale at my local gaming store (gameswap) I had to have them as soon as I saw them and they were only a quarter a piece! Naturally I had to have more, I got a few more from a flea market around where I live..but they only had a few.. and most people never even heard of them, I of course resorted to ebay but even then, there isnt many or good deals. There one of my favorite mini figures, they even came with cards for each mosnter and you could play some game with them.

 

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Here is the gang, they even made a cartoon series, Mocchi,Hare,Golem,Seuzo,Wolf

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Posted 02 October 2014 - 06:42 PM

I have a handful. I'm particularly fond of the golem variants.
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Posted 02 October 2014 - 06:48 PM

Nice! I also love golem,magma(red),Big Blue, They come in 2 different poses, normal stance and fighting pose..I dont have any of the fighting pose ones :(

I think my favorite is Mocchi and Pheonix since he seems hard to get.


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Posted 02 October 2014 - 06:52 PM

Does anyone else have any of these? they are from the Monster Rancher series from playmate, they are around 15+ years old.. I've recently been trying to collect more of these, It all started when I found them for sale at my local gaming store (gameswap) I had to have them as soon as I saw them and they were only a quarter a piece! Naturally I had to have more, I got a few more from a flea market around where I live..but they only had a few.. and most people never even heard of them, I of course resorted to ebay but even then, there isnt many or good deals. There one of my favorite mini figures, they even came with cards for each mosnter and you could play some game with them.

 

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Here is the gang, they even made a cartoon series, Mocchi,Hare,Golem,Seuzo,Wolf

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I loved that cartoon as a kid! I thought it was only a cartoon.is it based off of a comic or something.Great collection by the way , I haven't seen lot's of these figs.


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Posted 02 October 2014 - 07:01 PM

Its also a series of video games, It was around the era of pokemon, so monster rancher was kinda trying to copy them, you raised a monster to do battle in the colleseum :)


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Posted 02 October 2014 - 09:18 PM

I watched a bit of Monster Rancher when it aired, but it was in syndication at a poor time so not frequently. I found some of the distinct designs interesting but was always a little turned-off by the very simplified, boring and sometimes ill-fitting proper names I'd hear in the show. Case in point, the monster you named Wolf that's from the anime is actually called Tiger. You know, the blue horned wolf-looking, obviously canine monster. Sure! Then you had things like the elite villains of the series simply being called the Big Bad Four, the reptilian dinosaur monsters known as Dinos, and the fact that monster species consisted of mixing two pure breeds together so that the resulting creature was a different-colored version of one of the original monsters. It seemed like a calculated move to make an even more kid-friendly series than Pokémon was, juxtaposed with the odd moments of death and including fanservice bait femme fatale Pixie...

 

Bet I could have gotten more interested had I ever collected the toys or played any of the old games. Only one I have was in a lot sold here on LRG some time back - I think it's a Selketo?


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Posted 02 October 2014 - 09:46 PM

Oh crap I meant Tiger, I dont know why I said wolf..haha, yes selketo the black scorpion monster in the middle, the cartoon was pretty cheesy and bad haha but I still watched it for some reason

 

http://www.virtualto...terrancher.html

 

 

for a list of them.


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Posted 03 October 2014 - 01:14 AM

Thenerdieststore had a bunch in his only store. Check there!
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Posted 03 October 2014 - 01:50 AM

wow this look awesome !

 

I used to always play monster rancher on my ps1, such a fun game :)


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Posted 03 October 2014 - 07:30 AM

I loved the idea of disc swapping on the ps1 to get new monsters. Such an awesome gimmick.


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Posted 03 October 2014 - 07:51 AM

I loved the idea of disc swapping on the ps1 to get new monsters. Such an awesome gimmick.

It was really cool, wish more game would do something like that.


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Posted 03 October 2014 - 11:08 AM

Thenerdieststore had a bunch in his only store. Check there!

 

Hahahaha thanks for the plug! I do have a bunch :) they are actually from my original collection too!


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Posted 03 October 2014 - 11:14 AM

Also, is it just me or is there more than what this list is saying? I am pretty sure I remember there being more than 63 monsters.... http://www.virtualto...terrancher.html


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Posted 03 October 2014 - 12:26 PM

I have my doubts that Playmates bothered to make 429+ unique monster figures, but yeah, the checklist on Virtual Toy Chest is almost guaranteed incomplete.


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Posted 03 October 2014 - 07:52 PM

Yeah, I read playmate sadly discontinued the toys pretty quick..nobody was buying them, I myself didnt even know they existed back then..if it wasnt for that gaming store near me.. I never woulda started the collection. here's what i THINK is the complete collection that was released here and the ones I have and dont I do have a couple doubles too but each one comes with a different symbol on there back, there's 5 symbols (Purple Square-POWER,Green Half Moon-INTELLIGENCE,Yellow Lighting Bolt-SPEED,Blue Star-FAME,Red Heart-LOYALTY)

 

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Posted 03 October 2014 - 10:07 PM

Hmm, maybe all of the figures listed on VTC really are the only ones released. I checked your checklist against all the figures listed on their site (62 to their 63) and the only discrepancy I could find was that Zilla got listed on both pages for no apparent reason, which would account for the extra figure. If that's the case, then the line must have died before new figures could be brought in to replace the ones marked as Retired on your box's checklist.

 

I think the molded symbol gimmick and the line's tendency to reuse molds made me think there were even more made than the ones covered on the site. And holy crap did this line pad out its monster count! "Fighting" sculpts, the Young Tiger and Grey Wolf, all the Mocchi, Hare and Suezo variants, all inexplicably counted as separate monsters, and that's after you already have four different Golem species and two of every other.


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Posted 03 October 2014 - 10:19 PM

Very true, who knows how many more of the same figure but different pose they woulda done..also I had never seen the Horn figure until recently on ebay, it seems harder to get and I read somewhere that the "super rare" normal Kato came with darker brown stripes on him at first but they stopped doing it for some reason on later figures..I got one without stripes :(


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Posted 06 October 2014 - 06:41 AM

So..................... this thread led me to buy a ton of these tiny guys lol I also got Monster Rancher Battle Card Episode II. Loved Monster Rancher and thanks to Remington, I am rekindeling an old love lol

 

Also for some reason I am extremely good at Battle Card Episode II lol beast mode-ing it :)


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Posted 06 October 2014 - 01:22 PM

Just found this out by ebaying monster ranchers via various countries. Apparently Italy has fake monster rancher toys:

 

http://www.ebay.fr/i...74d3cc#shpCntId

 

http://www.ebay.fr/i...#ht_1117wt_1157

 

 

Not sure on how many they got but there is a few on there.


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Posted 07 October 2014 - 06:54 AM

HA this Golem is awesome. It looks like Ziggy hiding a pile of rocks.

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Posted 07 October 2014 - 07:05 AM

HA this Golem is awesome. It looks like Ziggy hiding a pile of rocks.

http://www.ebay.fr/i...sd=121441151828

 

Yeah that golem is amazing! I bought a set of those bootlegs lol they look so goofy and odd. Super excited to have them displayed


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Posted 08 October 2014 - 05:54 AM

Here is my tiny collection so far :) got about five more sets on the way lol I got 63 spots and I will fill them all in according to there order

 

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Posted 08 October 2014 - 07:56 AM

So..................... this thread led me to buy a ton of these tiny guys lol I also got Monster Rancher Battle Card Episode II. Loved Monster Rancher and thanks to Remington, I am rekindeling an old love lol

 

Also for some reason I am extremely good at Battle Card Episode II lol beast mode-ing it :)

Same here i just got two Monster Ranchers on card.I totally forgot about this show.


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Posted 08 October 2014 - 08:08 AM

Same here i just got two Monster Ranchers on card.I totally forgot about this show.

Sadly I can never forget the awful theme.


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Posted 08 October 2014 - 08:39 AM

Sadly I can never forget the awful theme.

 

lol I like the american better than the japanese themes. I also found out you could buy Genki and Suezo halloween costumes on ebay for cheap lol finally I will have an excuse to spit on people and say im in character!!


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