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Palisades-style Hanna-Barbera figures

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jvcarroll, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    What are your thoughts on a new line of Hanna-Barbera collectibles? They're less detailed than Palisades while more articulated than the HB figures of the past. These guys can apparently get into a variety of poses, yet the articulation points do look a little raw. I'd have to see them in person, but I like what I see. Here's the article: Jazwares Unveils New Line of Hanna-Barbera Collectibles

  2. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    I'll bet the Rosies will sell like hotcakes.
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  3. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    I hear Jazwares toys tend to not be the best quality :/
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Jazzwares has come quite a ways in becoming an action figure producer. It's original Megaman line left much to be desired (except for the Retro Rotos). And I really do like their Finn and Jake, despite them being rotocast and giving them floppy rubbery arms that can't hold up their accessories (not to mention the lack of action figure sized Ice King and lack of Lemongrab on any angle). Their Regular Show line looks great, if funky due to the fact the character designs translate kinda weird in 3-D.

    But there's something special about this HB line up. First of all, there's nothing but respect from me for this line, and I'll tell you why. Back before the action figure collapse in the last decade, we could have any random thing made into an action figure collectible. Old sitcoms, old cartoons, old movies... anything went. Then when the collectors market both spontaneously glutted itself and collapsed, the only toys you could find were movie merchandise. And that's mostly the retailers' fault. The Transformers:Animated merchandise was constantly screwed over by whatever Bay movie came out, and the same crap was being pulled with Transformers Prime (even though the designs of the show are almost exactly like the movie ones). So basically, not only is making merchandise specific of cartoon shows that are ONLY cartoon shows absolutely amazing, and a step in the right direction... but now we're talking classic cartoons, some of which haven't been on TV in years.

    Of course, I have noticed a resurgence of Tom and Jerry for some reason. They're always making questionable DTV movies... but everything else is clearly collector's market stuff. Personally, I'd be happy just with Hong Kong Phooey. I have that oversculpted statue thing from MacFarline toys that I'm too afraid to take out of the package, and missed BOTH Funko's Bobblehead and Action Force vynal figure. No way I'm missing that. There are also pretty TRU overpriced PVC sets of Jetsons, Flintstones, and Tom and Jerry as well.
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  5. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    See, this is another reason why I hate modern CN: every single new show they crank out gets ******* merchandise and stuff! Back in the day, only Dexter and PPG got merchandise because they were their two most successful series: Cow and Chicken, Courage, all the others may have gotten an occasional fast food premium, and the Eds didn't get any merchandising until after they were supposed to end after their standard 52 episodes, but once KND came into play, practically every new CN show suddenly got the full-on licensing and merchandising treatment.

    Course it really doesn't matter anymore, in recent years, I've lost that "crazy collector" fascet of my personality... even if they were to bring out merchandise of some of those older CN shows today, I probably wouldn't buy anything.
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  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Wanna see my Chowder collection? it's 3 out of 4 figures I got out a gumball machine. Plus, Mattel's CN toy line up of the Eds, Grim and Mandy, and Fosters (among others that never got produced) were lousy and impossible to find.

    Plus, I wanna get honest here. I HATED all the PPG merchandise. Large doll like figures with small character PVC pack ins. Other than the plush toys, that is... the Dexter stuff was actually quite good, but impossible to find as well. The KND line was amazing because that's what toys should be. Especially the 6 pack of small PVC figures that put Bandai's Teen Titans mini line to shame. They were the first CN toys to be done right. Then there was the impossible to find Samurai Jack line.

    But I'm very excited about the Regular Show and Classic HB lines. I hope that both do well enough to have a series two. I'd LOVE to see a large Scale 2 pack of Dasdardly and Muttley in either show attire.
  7. robodog

    robodog Well-Known Member

    I really REALLY want that Hong Kong Phooey. The rest I can take or leave.
  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Now that I think about it, does anyone know how that Space Ghost compares with the SG Coast to Coast action figures from 2002 or so? I never managed to snag anyone but Zorak.

    Kinda wish Tom and Jerry were bundled together, and they had George Jetson to go with that Rosie, but so far so good.

    But yeah, the Hong Kong Phooey is the pick of the bunch.
  9. robodog

    robodog Well-Known Member

    You're right. Tom and Jerry should have been packed together. You can't really have one without the other. I've never really been that big a T&J fan though.
    I also question why they have Rosie without any of the other Jetsons characters. You kind of need at least George.
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Money I guess. it all comes down to having to buy 2 7 dollar figures instead of one package of 11 dollar figures like HKP and Spot or Space Ghost and Blip. Though, if they did that, they could have made Tom and Jerry in scale with each other. I know back when Playmates had the Simpsons line, Itchy and Scratchy were together.

    Or Astro for that matter.
  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member


    Just a head's up... I dunno who gets the license and when this is coming out or if this is happening at all, but there's loose talk (from Butch Hartman) that there's going to be a Nicktoons toyline. Supposedly it covers everything, so it could be current characters or some classics.

    Here's hoping for Rocko's Modern Life. I mean, even Angry Beavers had merchandise (I have both Dag and Norb bed time plush, as well as both of each version of the gumball figures). But Rocko never saw anything except an obscure regional fast food toy.
  12. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I've seen some officially licensed plushes of Rocko and Heffer pop up on eBay from time to time... they looked kind of off though...

    EDIT: Well gee, look what Google turned up... some of this stuff looks awesome...
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  13. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Please have Danny Phantom, please have Danny Phantom...
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    GAH!!! Where the *&^%%$ was that stuff? Other than those comics, I never seen any of that.

    I hope they have everything (except Rocket Power GRRRRR!) I'd love some Doug stuff, but we know that's not gonna happen. Besides, I got some of the MCD's toys and the Disney Store Beanbag. I heard they had action figures and I once saw a large Skeeter plush. I'm sure they'd give the cold shoulder to the forgotten 00's shows like Catscratch and El Tigre, though.
  15. rowlfy662

    rowlfy662 Well-Known Member

    i hope the hanna barbera does well it looks like their are to scales to chose from 3 inch and 6 inch

    the 3 inch has tom jerry yogi fred dino and rosie with secret squirrel and captain caveman on the way

    the 6 inch line has huckleberry hound space ghost and hong kong phooey with tom and fred on the way. I hope they release the rest of the 3 inch figures as 6 inch as the line continues

    And i can confirm that in the nickelodeon line there will be a 6 inch Danny Phantom figure
  16. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I managed to grab the first issue of the comic books, when I found a back-issue of it at a comic book store somewhere in another part of town... that was the only issue they had though, I think there were only six or seven issues in the series.

    One year in school, I had a binder with various different Nicktoon characters on it, including Rocko.
  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    The Sarge is happy... who else is there?

    I'm still kinda disappointed that, financially, I couldn't get Palisades' Ren and Stimpy line except for the Shaven Yak. I really wanted Mr. Horse (and bought it for a friend... how's that irony), but that's gotta be a fortune to grab by now.
  18. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    No idea how legitimate these are...




  19. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    The Jimmy Neutron's a little off (don't remember him having nostrils) but a billion times better looking than the Mattel abortion.

    Kinda disappointed that TUFF Puppy's just a figurine set. Should be it's own toy line. I mean Fanboy got one.
  20. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    They could also be pictures of prototypes :/

    Sheen's skin color looks a bit off and I'm not fond of the choice of gray for Danny's hair. It should be white.

    Cosmo looks decent though

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