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Tomy New for 2017
« on: January 13, 2017, 02:06:14 AM »
Hello all, was just browsing the webs and discovered that Tomy will be releasing a line of articulated prehistoric figures and playsets in Fall 2017. Definitely went under our radar!

Species include T. rex, Velociraptor, Spinosaurus, Stegosaurus, Brachiosaurus, Triceratops, Ankylosaurus, Pteranodon, Plesiosaurus, and Smilodon (with caveman).  Looks like pretty standard stuff, with the theropods and Triceratops being JP clones, but the Smilodon and Ankylosaurus don't look too bad. Pteranodon maybe has a removable fish in beak? They seem a bit small, though.

Here is a link to the catalog, and the prehistoric figures are shown on pages 135 through 138. I dunno how to link directly to the pages.

http://images.tomy.com/s7viewers/html5/eCatalogViewer.html?emailurl=http://images.tomy.com/s7/emailFriend&serverUrl=http://images.tomy.com/is/image/&config=media/test%5FHTML5%5FeCatalog&contenturl=http://images.tomy.com/skins/&asset=media/2017%2DTOMY%2DUS%2DCatalog%2DNO%2DLS%5Fsm


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Re: Tomy New for 2017
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2017, 02:17:25 AM »
Oh, all these are actually earlier releases, none from 2017. The line is known as Ania.
The plesiosaur is futabasaurus.
The pteranodon has a removable coelocanth.
The anky is pretty inaccurate, too skinny.
« Last Edit: January 13, 2017, 02:17:58 AM by FlaffyRaptors »

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Re: Tomy New for 2017
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2017, 02:38:18 AM »
Well, there you go.

Have these ever been available in the US before? That could be why they are labeled as new releases.

There are far worse Ankylosaurus available.
« Last Edit: January 13, 2017, 02:46:52 AM by ItsTwentyBelow »

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Re: Tomy New for 2017
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2017, 02:51:43 AM »
Not too bad for what appear to be targeted toward a young demographic, but I'll pass.

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Re: Tomy New for 2017
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2017, 02:57:40 AM »
I don't think this line at all was available outside of Japan before now.

Have to say, I hope to find that superb whaleshark in stores.

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Re: Tomy New for 2017
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2017, 03:09:42 AM »
Haven't heard of any stock of ANIA in the US, but surprisingly, out of all places Hong Kong has plenty in stock, for a few years now actually. The modern critters and special releases are available here as well.
And I can confirm that that whale shark is absolutely beautiful.  :))
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Re: Tomy New for 2017
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2017, 04:22:42 AM »
Haven't heard of any stock of ANIA in the US, but surprisingly, out of all places Hong Kong has plenty in stock, for a few years now actually. The modern critters and special releases are available here as well.
And I can confirm that that whale shark is absolutely beautiful.  :))
yes here too. but ive been ignoring them since i dont like their articulation.
(i have some of the TOMY modern animals tho)
« Last Edit: January 13, 2017, 08:53:53 PM by sauroid »

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Re: Tomy New for 2017
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2017, 01:10:52 PM »
Yeah, the articulation on all of those is pretty tough to swallow. Very distracting from the overall look.
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Re: Tomy New for 2017
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2017, 01:35:12 PM »
Their Velociraptor is a cheek.

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Re: Tomy New for 2017
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2017, 01:41:56 PM »
They look much better than the playmobil and they are also very detailed.

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Re: Tomy New for 2017
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2017, 02:20:04 PM »
Nice Smilodon, if the jaw is the only articulated part might be interesting. These are made of hard plastic though, right?
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Re: Tomy New for 2017
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2017, 02:34:07 PM »
Nice Smilodon, if the jaw is the only articulated part might be interesting. These are made of hard plastic though, right?
Semi hard.

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Re: Tomy New for 2017
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2017, 03:00:15 PM »
They look much better than the playmobil and they are also very detailed.

Meh. I'd much rather have Playmobil than these. Bigger, probably more durable, and definitely more play value. Playmobil doesn't really strive for detail in their animal figures.
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Re: Tomy New for 2017
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2017, 05:08:54 PM »
They look much better than the playmobil and they are also very detailed.

Meh. I'd much rather have Playmobil than these. Bigger, probably more durable, and definitely more play value. Playmobil doesn't really strive for detail in their animal figures.
I'd rather have these modern animals than Playmobil's, but the dinosaurs just don't have any charm to them at all like Playmobil's do.

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Re: Tomy New for 2017
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2017, 08:44:22 PM »
Not very good. That articulation system is just damn ugly.

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Re: Tomy New for 2017
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2017, 10:00:57 PM »
I have the Pteranodon, but I bought it just to get its coelacanth.That said, I think they're better action figures than JW, though I'm not sure it's fair to compare them to either that or Playmobil, as I think all 3 are in slightly different niches. In any event I'd like to see Tomy make more gashapons like the Anchiornis from a few years back.
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Re: Tomy New for 2017
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2017, 04:04:20 PM »
So, apparently Tomy liked Jurassic World... photos are really small.

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Re: Tomy New for 2017
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2017, 09:43:05 PM »
New 3D puzzle series from Takara Tomy:



At first I thought these were just silhouettes, but it looks like they actually all come in this safety orange color.

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Re: Tomy New for 2017
« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2017, 10:27:10 PM »
Aren't those the ones made by Famemaster?
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Re: Tomy New for 2017
« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2017, 02:08:28 AM »
Aren't those the ones made by Famemaster?

They are. They are also doing a Sea Life series--also Famemaster recasts. Also monochromatic.

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