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Turbowars
04-04-2011, 12:18 AM
First, did any of you see Sucker Punch? I did, but there sure wasn't much talk about it. I saw these statues at SDCC and yes they look great. Almost too great, because we all know they will not look as good in hand after China gets a hold of them.

So back to my question did GG miss the boat already? Don't you think they should had made some of the girls into Mini busts and had them for sale oh what, last week?
Another thing, why make Amber right now? The stars of the show was Babydoll and Rocket, yet only one computer aided pic of Rocket was shown on their site.


Seems like another Avatar type missed opportunity. I can only guess that GG didn't get the images in time to get anything made. Oh well. They do look nice on paper.

FettsVette
04-04-2011, 05:39 AM
This line is going to be a huge loss for GG. The movie has already come out and tanked. Even if there is some small cult fan-base that develops for Sucker Punch merchandise, I doubt GG will move many units even if they eventually get the stuff out. I expect most of the items will get canceled. They should have released the product before the movie came out when people were still excited about it.

RogueTrader
04-04-2011, 07:37 AM
GG does this often. They make products for an upcoming movie then 6-12 month later the product hits. GG is their own worst enemy. Their timing is off pretty much all the time.

sammy1
04-04-2011, 08:13 AM
I went to see the movie and I actually liked it a lot. I thought it was well done but you're totally right about GG missing the boat. I totally would've loved to have gotten the WWII German solider statue

bighead5
04-04-2011, 08:21 AM
GG does this often. They make products for an upcoming movie then 6-12 month later the product hits. GG is their own worst enemy. Their timing is off pretty much all the time.



I think that pretty well sums up GG to a "T"! They even missed the boat last year with HP releases... a line they were already heavily in. I just don't get them at all. If it were just a few times that they've missed the boat on releases, that would be one thing but, they're like the retarded kid down the hall in school that just doesn't get it. (I'm not trying to make fun of retarded people here. I'm just making an analogy so, please don't get offended.)

Timing is CRUCIAL in business as is LOCATION. If you don't have one you better have the other or your gonna go belly up and GG seems to be laying on their side right now.

Rod
04-04-2011, 08:25 AM
Is the sky blue?

Did anybody not think this was going to happen?

Just like Sucker Punch they screwed up a few other lines with their "impeccable" timing....LOTR? HALO 3? Matrix?

red_mosquito
04-04-2011, 08:29 AM
Yes they missed, and no I am not suprised.

ambasah
04-04-2011, 08:34 AM
I've got all 3 on pre-order. I was thinking of cancelling when I heard the terrible reviews for the movie, but after seeing it myself, I will be keeping my orders. It wasn't great, but it also wasn't as bad as some suggested.

Now if the likeness isn't close to the prototypes... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

Jedi_Eeth_Koth
04-04-2011, 08:39 AM
I didn't have high hopes for the movie and it's now unfortunate to think of all the time and resources GG used pursuing a pretty much dead license.

JohnH
04-04-2011, 10:16 AM
I'll never understand why companies secure licenses for flash-in-the-pan movies such as this and don't schedule the releases closer to the release date of the movie. For a big name franchise like Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean or Lord of the Rings, it's acceptable and understandable because there will always been enough of a fan base to keep it alive. But 300? Sucker Punch? No one's going to give a **** about having anything from these movies more than a couple of months after the movie is released. I mean really, Sideshow put out their King Leonidas premium format figure more than a year after the movie came out. I'm shocked they sold more than just a few of them.

Ideally, as a manufacturer I'd want my items coming out a month or six weeks before the movie comes out. The hype alone should help fuel sales, and if the movie tanks, who cares...at that point you've probably already secured enough sales to make it a worthwhile investment.

SolidLiquidFox
04-04-2011, 10:24 AM
Greg from GG said they were happy with the factory for these statues and they may use it again for more of their products.

That said, yes, this was a gamble of a license but pretty girls sale well if the sculpts come out nice. People took a serious leap of faith pre-ordering these things just based on that alone.

This was a test for some of us to stand by our convictions of not supporting GG. Even if the sculpts looked nice at SDCC or even if turn out nice whenever released.

Darth_Thomas
04-04-2011, 12:24 PM
I think busts would of been perfect since not everyone can fork out $250 per statue. I loved the movie but I will never afford the product.

JediMaster82
04-04-2011, 06:08 PM
I thought the movie was good. The statues look great but don't think I will be getting them.

Azuryte
04-04-2011, 10:23 PM
I havn't seen the movie yet, but I was really impressed with the prototypes at CV. Too bad I have a strict Star Wars only collection focus. I really think these should have been released a month or so before the film opened. These will be clearance items for web retailers 6months after they eventually see release.

DarthBeek
04-04-2011, 10:45 PM
This entire line is doomed.

All the time that went into it, and continuing by the looks of the latest GG promo video......wtf.

What part of sticking to your "bread and butter" don't they get? Focus on Star Wars .... ahem, quality timely Star Wars and your product will sell.

This SP line won't go past the first two - what a silly license to even get in the first place.

Rod
04-06-2011, 08:25 AM
This entire line is doomed.

All the time that went into it, and continuing by the looks of the latest GG promo video......wtf.

What part of sticking to your "bread and butter" don't they get? Focus on Star Wars .... ahem, quality timely Star Wars and your product will sell.

This SP line won't go past the first two - what a silly license to even get in the first place.



This line was doomed when GG got it.

I doubt it if we'll even see the 1st two.....

Jay_the_Lesser
04-20-2011, 10:34 PM
Another poor investment for GG.

Rod
04-21-2011, 05:30 PM
Another poor investment for GG.



Just heard the stupidest thing....they are making a variant of the Babydoll statue.....ES of 500.

I'll be surprised if the sell 200 of any of them at those prices

deathstar1000
04-21-2011, 10:09 PM
LOL! What a waiste. Maybe these will be ready for the DVD release.

DarthBeek
04-21-2011, 10:28 PM
Frickin' unreal these were shown at sdcc 2010, and they couldn't get their [censored] together for the recent release of the movie.

What will be the next failed license??

deathstar1000
04-21-2011, 10:36 PM
What will be the next failed license??



SW. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

ambasah
04-22-2011, 06:37 AM
lol, as much as I hate GGs practises, I must admit I want and have ordered both versions. I may even bite the bullet and join the club to get her from the US rather than Japan.

BlueSnaggletooth
04-30-2011, 12:26 AM
I'd say GG needs to hire a brand manager/strategist...but that would be stating the obvious.

-Snags

rnbuda
04-30-2011, 02:42 AM
I'd say GG needs to hire a brand manager/strategist...but that would be stating the obvious.

-Snags



The sun will be rising in the morning too http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

deathstar1000
07-23-2011, 01:21 PM
http://www.cooltoyreview.com/2011sdcc/GG2/IMG_0736.JPG

http://www.cooltoyreview.com/2011sdcc/GG2/IMG_0737.JPG

deathstar1000
07-23-2011, 01:22 PM
http://www.cooltoyreview.com/2011sdcc/GG2/IMG_0738.JPG

http://www.cooltoyreview.com/2011sdcc/GG2/IMG_0748.JPG

deathstar1000
07-23-2011, 01:23 PM
http://www.cooltoyreview.com/2011sdcc/GG2/IMG_0757.JPG

http://www.cooltoyreview.com/2011sdcc/GG2/IMG_0761.JPG

deathstar1000
07-23-2011, 01:24 PM
http://www.cooltoyreview.com/2011sdcc/GG2/IMG_0771.JPG

http://www.cooltoyreview.com/2011sdcc/GG2/IMG_0764.JPG

deathstar1000
07-23-2011, 01:42 PM
http://www.cooltoyreview.com/2011sdcc/GG2/IMG_0774.JPG

http://www.cooltoyreview.com/2011sdcc/GG2/IMG_0776.JPG

deathstar1000
07-23-2011, 01:45 PM
http://www.cooltoyreview.com/2011sdcc/GG2/IMG_0749.JPG

http://www.cooltoyreview.com/2011sdcc/GG2/IMG_0751.JPG

http://www.cooltoyreview.com/2011sdcc/GG2/IMG_0779.JPG

http://www.cooltoyreview.com/2011sdcc/GG2/IMG_0783.JPG

ambasah
07-26-2011, 11:29 AM
thanks for the pics. hopefully some of these see the light of day before the end of the year.

jedi_knite
08-07-2011, 03:19 PM
I would now have to say NO, they did not miss the boat with these statues. Here are pics of Babydoll. Yes she is kind of pale but still a beautifuly done statue. And seeing that one just sold on Ebay for $800, they are in demand.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6009/6012991646_8f1beba293_z.jpg http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6150/6012444333_1db9626194_z.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6020/6012992028_4883ac732e_z.jpg http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6016/6012444943_1a7725a5f5_z.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6126/6012993088_05bbe357c9_z.jpg http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6145/6012445973_56eea57e82_z.jpg

DarthBeek
08-07-2011, 10:08 PM
Clear bases?

SWPredalien
08-08-2011, 06:22 AM
Badydoll statue looks nice http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif.

ambasah
08-08-2011, 08:50 AM
GG did a great job with these. I have both versions of babydoll on order as well as the other girls.

I can't wait to get them!

Jay_the_Lesser
08-08-2011, 10:23 PM
Well alright. More power to GG.

Sergiu
08-12-2011, 12:42 PM
With those transparent bases they look like the cheap anime PVC figures...

JohnH
08-25-2011, 11:01 PM
Now that I've seen the movie and seen pics of Babydoll, I'm wishing I would have ordered one. If it wasn't for the fact that she now hits a minimum of $800 on eBay, I'd probably preorder the others. Amber looks good and Sweet Pea and Rocket look fantastic. I'd order the others but the collection just wouldn't be right without the main character.

ambasah
08-26-2011, 12:14 AM
the 100 reserved for members will be a lottery system.

Turbowars
08-27-2011, 04:21 PM
the 100 reserved for members will be a lottery system.

Yeah and I love how GG is scalping their own product. I guess I'll just stick to the busts.

deathstar1000
09-01-2011, 01:21 PM
Raffle for Japan Babydoll up.

http://www.gentlegiantltd.com/product_p/80177.htm

cpenafan
09-01-2011, 10:34 PM
Looks like something out of the White Chicks movie.

BabyDoll is a pale as can be in the movie(hell she is in real life), I hate GG color they use for flesh. All there human stuff is awful. I'll stick with HT BabyDoll.

austin

Turbowars
09-02-2011, 04:52 PM
Looks like something out of the White Chicks movie.

BabyDoll is a pale as can be in the movie(hell she is in real life), I hate GG color they use for flesh. All there human stuff is awful. I'll stick with HT BabyDoll.

austin

Its the pic that washes her out. I just opened my baby doll statue and she is perfect! GG's is much nicer than the HT version.

deathstar1000
09-06-2011, 09:46 PM
Raffle e-mails going out.

JediKnight
09-06-2011, 09:54 PM
I won the raffle!

BlueSnaggletooth
09-06-2011, 11:26 PM
I won the raffle!



I won the raffle as well.

-Snags http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

ambasah
09-07-2011, 03:01 PM
congrats guys!

Turbowars
01-21-2012, 10:32 AM
I just was charged for my Amber Deluxe Mini bust from BBTS.

BTW, No GG didn't miss the boat. The line is doing great. Its the quality that is keeping it alive. Seeing a production piece in person will make you a believer.

kevb0977
06-06-2014, 07:16 AM
I've ordered Amber, will have to hunt down Baby Doll now. :)