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Valiant: Should they make action figures?

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« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2017, 10:58:59 pm »


That is a pretty depressing thought, but I guess it is what it is. 


Oh I'm not thrilled either. But seriously, what person under thirty has even heard of Doc Savage?
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« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2017, 11:12:18 am »

You guys are right.  I guess there's pretty much no chance of that stuff happening until 3D printing becomes commonplace.

Even if the DOC SAVAGE movie gets made and is a hit, it wouldn't have a toy line.  Even if it did, it would only be movie versions.  Plus, that wouldn't mean any other Pulp characters would get made.

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« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2017, 04:26:12 pm »

I still think there may be a wave or two of pulp characters possible.  As I said, Red Sonja, Shadow, Lone Ranger/Tonto, Green Hornet/Kato, Tarzan and maybe a few more. 

So what does this have to do with  Valiant?  Wink Grin 
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« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2017, 05:04:02 pm »

One thing I do not understand is why Conan, by far the biggest name pulp character doesn't have a figure line.  McFarlane made little plastic statues.  Toy Biz made a pretty amazing Conan in LCBH.  Basically nothing since then except Vikor in MotUC.  Dark Horse does the comics.  Why no figures?  Kull and Solomon Kane come to mind too.
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« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2017, 10:15:54 pm »

I was sad the whole Vonner Valiant thing never materialized. But then it seemed that was going to be it's own little scale, which may have been annoying.

Also, the whole Gold Key vs. strictly currently published by Valiant today thing would be sad.

But, if these Bat In The Sun productions films generate interest, I would be into 6 inch Valiant guys. I would just be sad, no Solar, Magnus or Turok.

But Rai, X-OManowar, Bloodshot, Ninjak, Shadowman, The Visitor, Harbinger, etc. would be cool.

What do you guys think of the few statues they've released?
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« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2017, 10:48:16 pm »

Not really into statues.  But I think any up and coming comic publisher needs to make some merchandise.  Be it T-shirts, hoodies, action figures or statues/busts. 

I'm with you on the Gold Key issue.  I just don't see how it works now being that Dynamite is essentially a license farm.  And they rarely lose/give up one.  Having said that, the right wording in a contract and enough 0's on a check can work wonders in terms of reaching an "accommodation".  Particularly if Dynamite has no designs of their own to produce a line of action figures.  So I guess if an accommodation can be reached, Solar, Magnus, and Turok would have to be specific to their looks while published by Valiant.  No diverging.  But there are at least two versions of Turok from Valiant/Acclaim that I'm aware of.  One is very close to the Gold Key look.  The other is based on a comic based on the Turok video game.  There was actually a three figure wave of barely articulated Turok figures in roughly six inch scale from the late 90's.  Based on the game.     
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« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2017, 10:55:18 pm »

One thing I do not understand is why Conan, by far the biggest name pulp character doesn't have a figure line.... Dark Horse does the comics.  Why no figures?  Kull and Solomon Kane come to mind too.

Good question. 

And I would definitely buy KULL and SOLOMON KANE.
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« Reply #22 on: May 19, 2017, 02:35:43 am »

One thing I do not understand is why Conan, by far the biggest name pulp character doesn't have a figure line.... Dark Horse does the comics.  Why no figures?  Kull and Solomon Kane come to mind too.

Good question. 

And I would definitely buy KULL and SOLOMON KANE.

If I'm not mistaken, the people at REH Properties are douchebags.
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« Reply #23 on: May 19, 2017, 07:27:45 am »

Now that you mention it, I do recall hearing that as well.  It's a shame. 
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« Reply #24 on: May 19, 2017, 11:27:32 am »

I'm with you on the Gold Key issue.  I just don't see how it works now being that Dynamite is essentially a license farm.  And they rarely lose/give up one.  Having said that, the right wording in a contract and enough 0's on a check can work wonders in terms of reaching an "accommodation".  Particularly if Dynamite has no designs of their own to produce a line of action figures.  So I guess if an accommodation can be reached, Solar, Magnus, and Turok would have to be specific to their looks while published by Valiant.  No diverging.  But there are at least two versions of Turok from Valiant/Acclaim that I'm aware of.  One is very close to the Gold Key look.  The other is based on a comic based on the Turok video game.  There was actually a three figure wave of barely articulated Turok figures in roughly six inch scale from the late 90's.  Based on the game.  

After looking into this a bit, all these Gold Key characters are owned by NBCUniversal.   So Comcast.  Pretty big wrinkle for producing merchandise.
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« Reply #25 on: May 19, 2017, 12:07:54 pm »

I'm not a statue person.  They usually look fantastic, but are just too expensive.  I've often wished that companies would also make smaller, affordable plastic statues.

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« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2017, 01:38:44 pm »

Same boat.  They're expensive, tough to store, and take up too much space without doing anything.
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« Reply #27 on: May 19, 2017, 06:22:14 pm »

I'm not a statue person.  They usually look fantastic, but are just too expensive.  I've often wished that companies would also make smaller, affordable plastic statues.

There's tons of stuff out there in varying scales.
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« Reply #28 on: May 20, 2017, 09:39:10 am »

https://www.creativecomicsandcollectibles.com/licenses

Shocker claims to have a license with Valiant.  Sure. 

From all I can see, Valiant is a first class operation that is not going to risk their reputation on a sketchy bunch of motherfuckers like this. 
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« Reply #29 on: May 21, 2017, 07:20:18 pm »

Yikes.  I certainly hope they didn't cut any deals with him.
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