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Re: Mojo Fun New for 2017
« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2017, 12:06:37 AM »
As bad as these are, it's easy to forget they're an immense improvement over previous years.


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Re: Mojo Fun New for 2017
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2017, 12:17:14 AM »
You can dislike the style, but there's a pretty fine detail going on. Easily better than Schleichs.
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Re: Mojo Fun New for 2017
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2017, 12:27:00 AM »
Comparing these to past figures, there is a pretty substantial step up in quality (even if it's not through originality), certainly a greater improvement than any Schleich has made from one year to the next. All three of these theropods are better than the Schleich equivalents by some distance. Surely nobody was even expecting them to come out with anything half-way decent anyway?
Also, in what way is the Allosaurus a knockoff of the Papo? Other than being spiky, it doesnt look much like the papo at all, i'm genuinely confused. It doesnt look great in itself, but describing it as a knockoff seems kind of ridiculous.

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Re: Mojo Fun New for 2017
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2017, 12:59:24 AM »
And the Hyaenodon is getting a repaint.
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Re: Mojo Fun New for 2017
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2017, 02:06:10 AM »
One of the main reasons why I liked their hyaenodon was because it wasn't a WWB ripoff.
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Re: Mojo Fun New for 2017
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2017, 02:17:44 AM »
That doesn't really detract from it still being the nicest Hyaenodon figure on the market by far, though. I see a row of must be fresh Entelodon behind them too, which is an encouraging sign because I thought Mojo retired their mammals! Maybe we will see new releases from that sculptor some time in the future?

These new theropods are at least somewhat charming, and possibly a step in a better direction for this company...
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Re: Mojo Fun New for 2017
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2017, 02:27:48 AM »
As bad as these are, it's easy to forget they're an immense improvement over previous years.

I totally agree.

I'm not sure why Mojo retired from their glory days. I picked up the set of the prehistoric mammals. They are easily some of my favorites.
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Re: Mojo Fun New for 2017
« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2017, 04:28:57 AM »
For Rexy they clearly took Hasbro's stomping rex for reference. As a JP/JW T-Rex I think only Papo and Rebor versions are superior, as far as PVC figures go.
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Re: Mojo Fun New for 2017
« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2017, 06:41:04 AM »
yep, some improvements, but still not good enough.

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Re: Mojo Fun New for 2017
« Reply #29 on: January 10, 2017, 04:20:55 PM »
Very disappointing that there's no new prehistoric mammals. :(
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Re: Mojo Fun New for 2017
« Reply #30 on: January 10, 2017, 10:49:20 PM »
I agree that this sculpts are an improvement over the last year offerings.

I'll buy that hyaenodon repaint and the monster allosaurus (I like the paint sheme).

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Re: Mojo Fun New for 2017
« Reply #31 on: January 11, 2017, 12:36:42 AM »
Not bad by Mojo standards, but these are a hard pass as far as I'm concerned.
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Re: Mojo Fun New for 2017
« Reply #32 on: January 11, 2017, 01:30:44 AM »
And the Hyaenodon is getting a repaint.


Will have to buy the repaint.
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Re: Mojo Fun New for 2017
« Reply #33 on: January 11, 2017, 08:35:15 AM »
First picture of the 2017 Mojo Rex (from FB ):


( Papo style, of course...  ;) )
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Re: Mojo Fun New for 2017
« Reply #34 on: January 11, 2017, 08:48:44 AM »
One Word: Ugly.

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Re: Mojo Fun New for 2017
« Reply #35 on: January 11, 2017, 10:40:19 AM »
Eh, I kind of like it, all things considered. I mean, it's nothing to write home about, and I'm almost certainly not going to buy it, but it's better than the Schleich Tyrannosaurus. This is more of a Recur-level figure. It's not top of the line, but it's not a terrible sculpt either.

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Re: Mojo Fun New for 2017
« Reply #36 on: January 11, 2017, 11:57:11 AM »
The Tyrannosaurus Mojo is a knock-off figure copy of Tyrannosaurus Papo (a bad copy).

As for its repainted hyaenodon is a clear improvement with those exotic stripes on its back.

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Re: Mojo Fun New for 2017
« Reply #37 on: January 11, 2017, 12:08:28 PM »
As for its repainted hyaenodon is a clear improvement with those exotic stripes on its back.

..well, it's taken from BBC Walking With Beasts..



The AAA version has black stripes but the color scheme is the same..
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Re: Mojo Fun New for 2017
« Reply #38 on: January 11, 2017, 01:52:20 PM »
i would like to see better shots of the bigger T. rex and Allosaurus.

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Re: Mojo Fun New for 2017
« Reply #39 on: January 11, 2017, 02:00:36 PM »
Man, it always comes back to the "Walking With" series, doesn't it? I wonder if the animators knew when they created them how much their models and color schemes would influence paleoart in the future?
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