VF4 action figures... Oh dear.

Discussion in 'VF.TV' started by Zero-chan, Feb 21, 2002.

  1. Zero-chan

    Zero-chan Well-Known Member

    I recently heard that VF4 figures were shown at the recent 2002 Toy Fair. Upon first hearing the news, I thought, "Great! One of those cool Japanese toy companies is going to produce some killer VF4 figs!"

    Then I heard that it was an American company (Joyride Studios) that was producing them. Of course, I didn't get too dismayed, because there's certainly some cool American-made action figures out there.

    And then I saw what they looked like. (@_@;)
    See for yourself:

    I hate to imagine what the women are going to look like, if they ever get to them.
  2. ken

    ken Well-Known Member


    Quality control?

    Hmmm... kinda looks like Jar-Jar binks... hang on it is Jar Jar!
  3. gaishou

    gaishou Well-Known Member

    gigantic gi joe look alikes.............
  4. Adio

    Adio Well-Known Member

    Damn, That's weak! Which company did the Tekken 3 figures. They were OK. Quality control is indeed the word for the day.
  5. Genie47

    Genie47 Well-Known Member

    If only McFarlane will make VF4 figures. /versus/images/icons/frown.gif
  6. Adio

    Adio Well-Known Member

    Yes that's a thought, They end up costing a packet but i'd gladly buy them if that was the case. the deatil from McFarlane's work is unbeatable.
  7. akira2001

    akira2001 Well-Known Member

    How embarassing. Akira is awful and looks like an 80's movie street thug, and Lau looks like a younger, pencil necked white guy.

    They should get the people who make the Spawn toys to make them.
  8. Zero-chan

    Zero-chan Well-Known Member

    A Japanese company called Epoch did the Tekken figure series. They usually produce good stuff.

    The only complaint I have about a lot of McFarlane's stuff is that the figures generally aren't very articulate. Which is fine if you're one of those people who just lets the figures sit in the box forever, but I like to actually play around with the toys I buy. But, Japanese figures can be like stiff like that too, so it's just a minor quibble.

    IMO, Japanese figure companies are still the best in the world.

    Another scary bit... you know that GamePro VF4 cover I mentioned earlier? Well, guess what exactly is on that cover... the action figures. Aieeeeeee.
  9. RandomHajile

    RandomHajile Well-Known Member

    who did the virtua on ones? an was there figures for vf2 or 3?
  10. Zero-chan

    Zero-chan Well-Known Member

    Sega themselves made the first VO figures (based on VOOM), which were rather unimpressive. Kaiyodo is making figures based on VO:OT, and I must say that they're some of the coolest figures I've ever come across.

    There were some VF limited-edition character statues of Akira and Sarah made, but I forget the company that did them. Japanese hobbyists have also made several sets of VF resin model kits. I'd like to get my hands on some of those someday if I could.
  11. Adio

    Adio Well-Known Member

    I don't understand, where's the logic? Anyone can see that those figures are poorly designed, why would Sega give such an inept company rights to their flagship title?!

    Agreed, The Voot figures are Classics, super rare though as They only have RNA Fei-Yen Knight at Forbidden Planet (The UK's Comic/import stuff capital). I'd kill for a RNA Cypher...

    If you're going to do anything, do it better than anyone else and get the best people aboard.
  12. Adio

    Adio Well-Known Member

    Mate, McFarlane is the guy/company that does Spawn.
  13. Chanchai

    Chanchai Well-Known Member

    Are you referring to the VOOT figures that have been released in the US by Xebec? I don't know all the figures that are out, but I'll list the ones I've found and have:
    -Temjin (DNA)
    -Temjin (RNA)
    -Temjin (LE)
    -Temjin (With Surfboard--huge box), I don't have this one
    -Fei Yen (DNA)
    -Fei Yen (RNA)
    -Fei Yen (Tigress)
    -Cypher (DNA)
    -Apharmd B (DNA)
    -Apharmd S (DNA)

    And that's about all of the ones I've seen so far, as released by Xebec anyways. I'm hoping that my main virtuaroid will be available soon, Dordray. I imagine the packaging will be pretty big though.

  14. Adio

    Adio Well-Known Member

    Cheers Chanchai for the info. I was indeed talking about VOOT. I wonder how they'll handle Dorday's giant mode feature? Perhaps it could come with a cardboard cut out or something.
  15. Zero-chan

    Zero-chan Well-Known Member

    As an addition, this site has a Specineff figure available:
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.animaxis.com>http://www.animaxis.com</a>
    It's only available in Japan at the moment though, unfortunately.
    I'm wanting an Angelan myself. I wonder how the dress will look?
  16. Adio

    Adio Well-Known Member

    Hmmm. The dress shouldn't be hard. It's those angel wings that interest me, perhaps they could be clip-ons. Also, her Ice Dragon move, who would they pull that off? with a bit of plastic?
  17. number 6

    number 6 Active Member

  18. Zero-chan

    Zero-chan Well-Known Member

    Wow, even in that small picture those already look cooler than the US-made figures I posted pictures of. It say s they plan to make keychains too. I wonder what those will be like? I kinda hope they're SD-style... that would be so cute (^_^)
  19. Adio

    Adio Well-Known Member

    Yes they look much better. Shame they're not possible.
  20. Jotaro

    Jotaro Active Member

    U know, that Series of Figures released some years ago by Japan (but was made in China) based on the VF TV series was much better...(Remember that series of figure taht had Akira,Kage,Lau & was it Pai? With a Card in each of the Boxes)

    They HAVE to fix Akira's Hair...
    Man I thought Resaurus got the rights to VF 4 after reading tehir BBS sometime ago...Damn Joyride....go ride somewhere else.

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