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Battat 2018
« on: February 26, 2018, 03:33:38 PM »
Battat is releasing and extension of the original Dan La Russo figures as larger articulated figures. The Utahraptor and Ceratosaurus models have been produced.
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Re: Battat 2018
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2018, 03:59:58 PM »
 :o WHAT!! Please show them!

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Re: Battat 2018
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2018, 04:02:11 PM »
links or photos please?

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Re: Battat 2018
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2018, 04:27:16 PM »
Here's the link for the page we're I downloaded the catalog  http://www.battatco.com/our-catalog

Dilophosaurus and Utahraptor are the ones from the old series that weren't reissued before, all the theropods from the Terra series are also articulated except for Cryolophosaurus.

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Re: Battat 2018
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2018, 04:28:28 PM »
Battat is releasing and extension of the original Dan La Russo figures as larger articulated figures. The Utahraptor and Ceratosaurus models have been produced.

 :o :o :o :o :o

IS IT TRUE? 

*Sigh*  Then there's no hope that the Dippy will ever be re-released ... its not in an "articulable" pose, and besides, it would be wayyyy too big ....

Oh well ... more great dinotoys toys for the kiddos, I guess!!  ;) ;) ;)

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Re: Battat 2018
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2018, 04:37:46 PM »
*Sigh*  Looked at the catalogue ... they're producing a half-dozen action figure toy sets loosely based on the old sculpts ... to cash in on the expected Jurassic Park bonanza ... they're OK as toys, but not the same quality of the actual figures ... with lights in their mouths (??) ... at least all of the Target dino figures will still be available ...

... like I said, some more cool toys for the kids!!!  :)) :))

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Re: Battat 2018
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2018, 04:46:25 PM »
The action figures reminded me of jurassic world toys actually, but with the original sculpts as "blueprint", and only the theropods were made, probably the herbivores are not getting the action figure make over anytime. Also I noted Nanshiungosaurus is not in the catalog, I guess they axed it completely.

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Re: Battat 2018
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2018, 05:22:57 PM »
seriously, instead of giving us the rest of the unreleased figures they do...that?! they could at least have released the dilophosaurus as a regular non jointed figure. ::)

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Re: Battat 2018
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2018, 05:27:45 PM »
. . . huh.

Well, its obviously not the news weve all been wanting so dearly to hear, but its still good news. Perhaps if these new toys sell well enough, Battat will finally release all those other ones.

Would someone care to post some screen grabs or something?
« Last Edit: February 26, 2018, 05:28:20 PM by suspsy »
IMG_0123 by Suspsy Three, on Flickr

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Re: Battat 2018
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2018, 05:50:35 PM »
Here are some screenshots:





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Re: Battat 2018
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2018, 05:59:30 PM »
Kind of sad really, an obvious cash grab. I knew they would probably do something with JW:FK coming out, I had hoped they would release new sculpts. Not this though. They look like the unholy offspring of the Battat figures and the Hasbro JW toys. They even have the visible screw holes!

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Re: Battat 2018
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2018, 06:29:43 PM »
Wow, that helicopter and jeep look insanely bad. Nary a drop of paint on either of them. Say what you will about Chap Mei, but their playsets and vehicles easily put these ones to utter shame. And naturally, Battat only went with theropods.

Despite my above negativity, I still maintain that this is good news overall. Although it would really suck if Battat made it so that you could only get the unreleased toys in playsets.
IMG_0123 by Suspsy Three, on Flickr

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Re: Battat 2018
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2018, 06:53:55 PM »
HOORAY for screw holes :D


I guess releasing more PVC figures is risky for them with Schleich's overlord presence and the other companies as Safari, Papa, CollectA and so on around. Articulation (with sound - and light, really?!) opens another niche to sell those figures with the upcomming JW movie. But I guess it at lthe very least means, Battat is still in business and hope cannot yet be buried that those other figures come to a later point.....

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Re: Battat 2018
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2018, 07:19:29 PM »
I also understand the Battat brand, there are a lot of very good adversary toy companies. They have obviously limited themselves to the more practical toy based on Jurassic Park.

Although honestly I liked more their PVC figures for what I'm going to fool myself. For now I will wait to buy those figures. They do not fall within my collection plans, even if they are as great as their PVC figures.

Anyway, it's good news.  :)

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Re: Battat 2018
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2018, 07:21:52 PM »
So close, and yet so very very far.
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Re: Battat 2018
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2018, 07:56:47 PM »
I like action figures, but I don't think this was honestly necessary. The original models are fine as they are, especially considering their history, and I have to agree that this seems like a cashgrab with the new JW movie coming out.  Although I am a bit amused at seeing the Carnotaurus figure with the red glowing eyes and mouth, just because it makes it look like a demon. A shame that the Dilophosaurus and Utahraptor do not have equivalent models in this line (yet anyways).
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Re: Battat 2018
« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2018, 08:24:14 PM »
Oh dear - my heart leapt and then quickly sank.  Still, at least they still have some interest in the line.

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Re: Battat 2018
« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2018, 08:25:26 PM »
I guess cutting up old figures and throwing in some articulated parts and screws is easier than making new ones. I've never really been into Battat much anyways though.

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Re: Battat 2018
« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2018, 08:26:27 PM »
Sigh


They clearly dont get it do they?

We want the rest of the sculpts from the Original Boston Museum of Science line, plus the models that Dan LoRusso sculpted right before his death.

Not these Cheap looking things with screw holes, and lights.

I wonder how Dan would react to these(if he were still alive), or if his wife had any say in them.
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Re: Battat 2018
« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2018, 08:29:45 PM »
Here are pics of the figures, reminds me of those Chinese Superhero Knock Offs with the LEDs in their chests.