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Re: Battat, Terra series - New for 2014
« Reply #660 on: January 16, 2015, 10:37:02 AM »
The worst part of this news beyond our inconvenience is the loss of work for 17,600 employees at the 133 Target stores.


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Re: Battat, Terra series - New for 2014
« Reply #661 on: January 17, 2015, 03:24:01 PM »
The closing is indeed sad, especially for all those employees. Way to botch your venture completely, Target.

I'd been planning to pick up a couple of the 2015 Battats for my friend's kid, but maybe I'll just get him one of the 2014 ones instead. And driving to the States to shop is pointless these days what with the low
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Re: Battat, Terra series - New for 2014
« Reply #662 on: January 17, 2015, 05:24:00 PM »
Looks like Target is just one of many chains having issues again..Radioshack it's said is expected to close all of their stores..not that they carried anything I bought anymore.  Our economy is supposed to be on the rise yet we have more and more retail chains having to make cutbacks and taking bankruptcy. :/

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Re: Battat, Terra series - New for 2014
« Reply #663 on: February 28, 2015, 02:37:50 PM »
target is supposed to be out by the end of April, so last chance to pick up some of those Terra dinos, if there are any left

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Re: Battat, Terra series - New for 2014
« Reply #664 on: February 28, 2015, 02:49:49 PM »
Yeah, it is sad that Target Canada did not work out. The job loss is a major hurt. As for the toys, Target has lowered the amount purchased online for free shipping to $50.00, down from $100.00 dollars. So those of you not in the states may have a better chance to still get the Terra Series ( and anything else from Target ) and save on the shipping at the very least.

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Re: Battat, Terra series - New for 2014
« Reply #665 on: February 28, 2015, 03:02:17 PM »
I picked up another set of your magnificent terra series at my local (closing) Canadian Target store. I do agree with Doug and Dan -about the employees - but I am not going to de-rail the thread with my personal thoughts on it.

The only real consolation I have is that I travel to the states on a regular basis so I will still have a chance to buy the new and re-release figures.  I am looking forward to their release!
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Re: Battat, Terra series - New for 2014
« Reply #666 on: February 28, 2015, 04:18:33 PM »
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Re: Battat, Terra series - New for 2014
« Reply #667 on: March 01, 2015, 04:47:14 AM »
Amazon's no good for overseas buyers, they won't ship anything from the US. I only completed one order from Amazon, because it was shipped from Japan. I gave up after that.

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Re: Battat, Terra series - New for 2014
« Reply #668 on: March 01, 2015, 03:43:01 PM »
Amazon's no good for overseas buyers, they won't ship anything from the US. I only completed one order from Amazon, because it was shipped from Japan. I gave up after that.

That's true, and annoying. I can only buy books or dvds from Amazon, other stuff, like toys, tools, etc, they won't ship to my adress.

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Re: Battat, Terra series - New for 2014
« Reply #669 on: March 01, 2015, 06:24:08 PM »
I know Blade for instance and I myself have offered to help people get things and send them on to the proper locations provided the money is all kept right and there is no misuse of the help .....but to repeat, I am here and can forward Battats to anyone that uses paypal and needs them from outside the availible avenues. If I can get them I will help you, and i do know that Blade also said this as well.
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Re: Battat, Terra series - New for 2014
« Reply #670 on: May 03, 2015, 09:42:22 PM »
I finally stopped by my nearest store to pick these guys up:



It's a little surreal, owning these guys. I never had any Battats as a kid, but I saw catalog photos and at least one Ceratosaurus in a store once (which Cryo practically glows with resemblance to, imo), so I was at least superficially aware of them.
Cryolophosaurus and Dacentrurus are easily my favorites, though I don't know why I'm not feeling the same love for Nanshiungosaurus - it's an awesome Therizinosaur toy, after all! Pachyrinosaurus has a great looking sculpt, but I don't really care for the coloration. All in all, though, they're a delightful set of figures, and I eagerly await the opportunity to own more.  ;D
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Re: Battat, Terra series - New for 2014
« Reply #671 on: May 04, 2015, 01:00:37 AM »
Welcome to the forum! I definitely agree that the Cryolophosaurus has a strong resemblance to the original Ceratosaurus - they're both among my favorites!

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Re: Battat, Terra series - New for 2014
« Reply #672 on: May 04, 2015, 07:09:46 AM »
The Cryolophosaurus is one of my favorites of the new releases too. ;)
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Re: Battat, Terra series - New for 2014
« Reply #673 on: May 04, 2015, 08:46:25 AM »
Will any of those be available in the european market ?

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Re: Battat, Terra series - New for 2014
« Reply #674 on: June 26, 2015, 12:01:13 PM »
What is the current status of new molds/repaints?

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Re: Battat, Terra series - New for 2014
« Reply #675 on: July 06, 2015, 04:07:00 PM »
While Target still doesn't ship internationally from their website, they ship internationally from their ebay store, and they have all 4 of the 2014 Battat dinosaurs: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Target-Store/_i.html?_nkw=battat&_sid=1134731172
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Re: Battat, Terra series - New for 2014
« Reply #676 on: July 06, 2015, 05:36:09 PM »
Wow, that shipping though.
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Re: Battat, Terra series - New for 2014
« Reply #677 on: August 29, 2015, 11:34:50 AM »


This is such a beautiful dinosaur. One of my favorite Tyrannosaurus rex figures ever. It's...magnificent. I finally have this mold!!!! I reviewed it here: http://emperordinobot.blogspot.com/

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Re: Battat, Terra series - New for 2014
« Reply #678 on: January 03, 2016, 05:52:48 PM »
I don't know if this was posted before, I found out that there seems to be some differences between the 2014 and 2015 releases.  I only have the Dacentrurus as an example.

Battat Dacentrurus - May 27, 2014 2 by docronnie, on Flickr
Battat Dacentrurus - May 27, 2014 
lighter shade, not glossy, lower part of the face is not painted green, even the packaging is different ( all four feet are tied with thinner wires & 4 smaller black stabilizers(?)); much more solid than the 2015 release

Battat Dacentrurus - April 15, 2015 2 by docronnie, on Flickr
Battat Dacentrurus - April 15, 2015
darker shade, glossy, whole face is painted green, only 3 feet are tied with thicker wires & much larger 3 black stabilizers; soft rubbery plastic used


Battat Dacentrurus - May 27, 2014 & April 15, 2015 by docronnie, on Flickr
Closer shot of their heads, 2014 in front and 2015 at the back.

Battat Dacentrurus - May 27, 2014 & April 15, 2015 2 by docronnie, on Flickr
Another shot, the 2014's head is bent more to the right than the 2015.

Which do you think is better?  Have you noticed any changes in yours as well? TFL!
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