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Re: Battat 2018
« Reply #40 on: February 27, 2018, 04:59:08 PM »
this is unforgivable...

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Re: Battat 2018
« Reply #41 on: February 27, 2018, 10:09:36 PM »
Wow, these guys have bullet-holes all over their ads! You'd think the photographer would have shown them in the opposite direction.
Anyways, I'm glad the stock images gave us fair warning as to just how terrible these things are going to be.

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Re: Battat 2018
« Reply #42 on: February 27, 2018, 10:35:40 PM »
The stock image rather worryingly offers us a "Carnotosaurus".  Hardly confidence inspiring!

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Re: Battat 2018
« Reply #43 on: February 27, 2018, 11:01:37 PM »
http://www.battatco.com/collections/terra-universe/dinosaurs/cryolophosaurus

Look they quoted the Dinosaur toy blog with quite a few of the dinosaurs too. So they know about us and the website.

I would have liked the rest of Dan's dinosaurs to be released instead.  Why do the mouths have to light up? They are not Godzilla.
« Last Edit: February 27, 2018, 11:03:47 PM by Daspletotyrannus »

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Re: Battat 2018
« Reply #44 on: February 28, 2018, 12:31:54 AM »
That's cool! 

Kid's like lights :/

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Re: Battat 2018
« Reply #45 on: February 28, 2018, 01:03:06 AM »
Oh... Oh dear. Those screw holes and light-up features do not look good.  :o
As glad as I want to be about Battat releasing more dinosaurs, these certainly don't appeal to me. Hopefully they sell well enough to encourage more Terra releases, though (if that corroboration is even made).

http://www.battatco.com/collections/terra-universe/dinosaurs/cryolophosaurus

Look they quoted the Dinosaur toy blog with quite a few of the dinosaurs too. So they know about us and the website.
Would you look at that! I wonder how much care they give otherwise, though.

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Re: Battat 2018
« Reply #46 on: February 28, 2018, 01:55:22 AM »
Any Battat completists here that are ready to snatch these up?!  >:D >:D ;)

These are so bad that they have the potential to cause the legendary Diplo to plummet in value...

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Re: Battat 2018
« Reply #47 on: February 28, 2018, 03:04:58 AM »
Any Battat completists here that are ready to snatch these up?!  >:D >:D ;)

These are so bad that they have the potential to cause the legendary Diplo to plummet in value...

*Logs into eBay*

But seriously, I wouldn't mind seeing the dippy go down to about $100 like it did when the Terra re-issues were first announced.

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Re: Battat 2018
« Reply #48 on: February 28, 2018, 07:13:03 AM »
Wow the Jurassic park community exploded when i posted these on facebook.....Looks like good ol battat is getting a piece of the mattel/JWFK cake. I really don't understand on how these are going to sell more than pvc figures. Really i'm sure experienced collectors and hobbyists would pay a lot to get good unreleased or reissued figures. Lights in the mouth seriously!? These aren't dragons people. Sure the articulation is good in some instances if you are like me and do a lot of photography and "film making" where articulation is great to use alongside pvc figures....But the hasbro (or trashbro as they are now called) bullet holes RUINED IT. I'm glad to see the dilophosaurus and utahraptor are finally getting SOME attention...I wish they had released pvc counterparts though. Oh well...Now that we know battat is actually producing new toys maybe hopefully soon those beautiful models that were never reissued or released will finally be a thought floating in terra's head? We can only hope that this company doesn't sink down like hasbro's titanic.

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Re: Battat 2018
« Reply #49 on: February 28, 2018, 07:26:45 AM »
Wow the Jurassic park community exploded when i posted these on facebook.....Looks like good ol battat is getting a piece of the mattel/JWFK cake. I really don't understand on how these are going to sell more than pvc figures. Really i'm sure experienced collectors and hobbyists would pay a lot to get good unreleased or reissued figures. Lights in the mouth seriously!? These aren't dragons people. Sure the articulation is good in some instances if you are like me and do a lot of photography and "film making" where articulation is great to use alongside pvc figures....But the hasbro (or trashbro as they are now called) bullet holes RUINED IT. I'm glad to see the dilophosaurus and utahraptor are finally getting SOME attention...I wish they had released pvc counterparts though. Oh well...Now that we know battat is actually producing new toys maybe hopefully soon those beautiful models that were never reissued or released will finally be a thought floating in terra's head? We can only hope that this company doesn't sink down like hasbro's titanic.

These toys are awful (especially when compared to Mattel). If they flop, Battat will likely not invest further in extending their prehistoric line. They will rationalize their decision to move forward (on future products) based on sales of their current offerings. It's screwed up logic but that's how the industry operates (e.g. EA sports, Capcom, MattyCollector, Toonami, Playmates etc.)

It is a lose-lose situation. The only way to win is to encourage all collectors to buy the new line....please don't.
« Last Edit: February 28, 2018, 07:30:03 AM by tanystropheus »

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Re: Battat 2018
« Reply #50 on: February 28, 2018, 08:03:21 AM »
if these new Battat articulated figures make a lot of money for them, they might make more articulated poor quality dinos instead of the ones we all are pining for... just saying.
« Last Edit: February 28, 2018, 08:04:13 AM by sauroid »

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Re: Battat 2018
« Reply #51 on: February 28, 2018, 09:26:22 AM »
if these new Battat articulated figures make a lot of money for them, they might make more articulated poor quality dinos instead of the ones we all are pining for... just saying.

Good point. Perhaps, there really isn't any winning with this one. All I wanted was the Diplo (and, perhaps the Gigantoraptor). I already have the Nanshiung and Pachy.


If these figures make a lot of money...and I mean a lot of money...Creative Beast may follow and their models will feature light up eyes and throat  :o :-[  j/k
« Last Edit: February 28, 2018, 09:27:03 AM by tanystropheus »

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Re: Battat 2018
« Reply #52 on: February 28, 2018, 10:23:59 AM »
I think the unreleased figures would have better chances if they were produced now not after the JW hype goes down. And just one more thought- if Battat is in possession of all of the re-issues why they used the old paintschemes on the Utahraptor and the Dilophosaurus? If they don't have them then who has?

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Re: Battat 2018
« Reply #53 on: February 28, 2018, 11:03:34 AM »
If they ever make an articulated Cryolophosaurus I'll be both amazed and horrified

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Re: Battat 2018
« Reply #54 on: February 28, 2018, 06:04:08 PM »
But sincerely, the Battat line could launch a line dedicated to the collectors, like the dinosaurs that until now had done Dan's works, apart from the current line dedicated to children.

It's a shame they do not resuscitate Dan's line. Their dinosaurs were the best that was made in the toy market.

I do not lose hope that these figures may one day be commercialized by the toy company Battat.  :D

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Re: Battat 2018
« Reply #55 on: February 28, 2018, 09:14:44 PM »
Well, I think its nice that they are offering some new dinosaur action figures as part of their toy line.  With some unique features like the light-up mouths.

It shows at least that they recognize the value of dinosaur toy lines on $ome level  ;)

Its not the release of new toy line figure we are all hoping for around here, its more of a "lateral move", but at least one that will keep dinosaur toys in their repertoire ....

... so, its a more hopeful development than more of not doing anything would be ... isn't it?

 ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Battat 2018
« Reply #56 on: February 28, 2018, 10:49:56 PM »
http://www.battatco.com/collections/terra-universe/dinosaurs/cryolophosaurus

Look they quoted the Dinosaur toy blog with quite a few of the dinosaurs too. So they know about us and the website.

I would have liked the rest of Dan's dinosaurs to be released instead.  Why do the mouths have to light up? They are not Godzilla.

That's an honour that the blog is being quoted! Good job, Gwangi. :)


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Re: Battat 2018
« Reply #57 on: March 01, 2018, 05:32:44 AM »
If these figures make a lot of money...and I mean a lot of money...Creative Beast may follow and their models will feature light up eyes and throat  :o :-[  j/k
THAT, I wouldn't bet on. Even if these do become highly successful, David Silva is aiming for something very different with his figures. I don't think one will have any effect on the other.

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Re: Battat 2018
« Reply #58 on: March 01, 2018, 11:17:37 AM »
The truth is that it is a good sign on the part of Battat that figures of Dans Lorusso have been resurrected in figures of toy dinosaurs for the "little ones". Honestly, it's not a bad start.  ^-^

I have hopes that their collectible figures will be relaunched with time.  :)

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Re: Battat 2018
« Reply #59 on: March 01, 2018, 02:36:42 PM »
I think had this been something like a Terra Jr. line or a something along those lines I would've been alright with it but the fact that they're seemingly abandoning the market for the already overflowing cheap dinosaur toy market seems like a poor step. Perhaps the strangest feature in my eyes are the light features which don't seem to really provide any meaningful play option for kids. At the very least I'm glad we got the reissues and new figures in the first place.