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#476 Sonny545

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Posted 19 July 2018 - 02:37 AM

There hasn't been a new announcement in a while, it's looking not too good for this line :(

Do you guys think Buffaloman will be the last figure Figuarts is going to make?


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Posted 19 July 2018 - 03:49 AM

There hasn't been a new announcement in a while, it's looking not too good for this line :(

Do you guys think Buffaloman will be the last figure Figuarts is going to make?

 

I don't think it's the end, but we'll certainly see a slow down. I think 6 months is the longest we've had between releases since the line started. Maybe 1 or 2 figures per year. At least until we get a new Anime or some other material they can cross market the figures with. We really need that Sunshine!!

 

Next year is the 40th Anniversary of the manga, and I've been quietly praying for years now that Toei put out a Perfect Large Number Anime. If they paced it with 2-3 chapters per episode, it could be a really great 100 episode show!!

 

They gave Toriko a shot! Why not Suguru again??!!

 

Volume 63 entered the weekly sales rankings at #8: https://www.animenew...ne-4-10/.132861

 

but sadly it has a bad habit of dropping low after the first week (#49): https://www.animenew...e-11-17/.133154

 

Kinda suggests it has it's core, day one purchase fanbase, but then no broader appeal with the general public. Sad really.

 

For me, the next big telling sign for the future will be JUMP FORCE. If they omit Kinnikuman from that game again, like they did with Victory VS, I think we're in trouble!!


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#478 DetectiveFork

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Posted 20 July 2018 - 06:14 AM

S.H. Figuarts released all the main characters for Lupin 3rd EXCEPT for Goemon, leaving the set glaringly incomplete. It wouldn't shock me if they ditched Kinnikuman the second sales dipped, leaving out many central characters.
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#479 Kanji

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Posted 22 July 2018 - 10:42 PM

I can't really speak on Lupin III, but I know Tamashii have done this will a lot of different lines over the years.

 

I guess i'm more surprise for Kinnikuman though since we've had 20+ figures in the line, which is a significant number to make and then just stop.

 

If it were just 4 or 5, I'd understand, but the fact they've sold this long suggests the line has some legs.

 

In other news, looks like you can take Meat apart! My Buffaloman just shipped from CDJ:

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#480 Kanji

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Posted 23 July 2018 - 01:11 AM

https://ameblo.jp/yhhk47/


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Posted 23 July 2018 - 04:36 AM

I think you wanted this link, there's been an update to the main blog so this is no longer the latest entry.

 

https://ameblo.jp/yh...2392364196.html


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#482 Kanji

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 04:41 AM

I think you wanted this link, there's been an update to the main blog so this is no longer the latest entry.

 

https://ameblo.jp/yh...2392364196.html

 

Oh yeah, Thanks Baltanll.

 

Also, Shishioh review now up! https://shishioh.inf...ALO_MAN_OCE.php


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Posted 24 July 2018 - 02:19 PM

I HOPE that Buffaloman isn't the last figure in the line, but if he is, they went out on a high note. Just received mine today and he's awesome.


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