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Collecting Monsters => Modern Monster Toys => Topic started by: Remco Wolfman on February 16, 2018, 08:42:00 PM

Title: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Remco Wolfman on February 16, 2018, 08:42:00 PM
I quite by accident came across a reference to Super 7 previewing something at Toy Fair called "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters". I can't for the life of me figure out what that is referring to but I guess they'll probably say or show more tomorrow. I don't know if that means more varients of the 3.75" figures (in Christmas sweaters?!?) or something completely different.

At the same link (which I do not have now) it referenced Super 7 obtaining licences for Teen Wolf and Robocop among others. Again, I don't know in what format or if they even know. I loved Teen Wolf as a kid.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on February 16, 2018, 08:46:01 PM
Last Christmas, or next Christmas? Seems a bit late for one, and a lot early for the other.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on February 16, 2018, 08:58:13 PM
This might be where you read it....no pics posted as yet. Hopefully something new and not stupid variants and/or re-paints. :angel:

http://www.toyhypeusa.com/2018/02/07/super-7-nytf-2018-previews-motu-planet-of-the-apes-more/ (http://www.toyhypeusa.com/2018/02/07/super-7-nytf-2018-previews-motu-planet-of-the-apes-more/)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on February 16, 2018, 10:35:48 PM
Maybe they are new sculpts coming for Halloween, the only season our monsters get any love from retailers?  Maybe Monsterville stuff from Target? 
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on February 17, 2018, 12:12:34 AM
When Mattel released the Green Lantern movie line, Toyguru had to do a rapid backpedal to explain why Stel was wrong. He explained that the entire process from concept to distribution takes 8 to 12 months, so the toy makers have to get on board early. Unfortunately in this case, the design for Stel was changed after Mattel had the concept art and the green light to proceed. This matches up with a negative experience I had with Toywhiz when the released their first wave of Marvel figures, so it makes sense that they are pretty deep in the process now for a Halloween release.

CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: darkmonkeygod on February 17, 2018, 12:49:40 AM
Because it's a trade show, I imagine it's the convention season that's being referred to and the existing items at that, but I would love it if there are plans for more (and GREATLY love it if those plans are for new sculpts, not to mention new characters).
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Trap-Door Maker on February 17, 2018, 10:21:26 AM
Pix here!!!
https://instagram.com/p/BfTXTb5BHSL/
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Remco Wolfman on February 17, 2018, 10:38:11 AM
Pix here!!!
https://instagram.com/p/BfTXTb5BHSL/

YES!!!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on February 17, 2018, 11:36:08 AM
Those will be mine. 2 sets.  8)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on February 17, 2018, 11:49:28 AM
YES! Metaluna Mutant FINALLY!


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Hopefullygoodgrammar on February 17, 2018, 11:53:21 AM
Do you think the sculpts will shine with the paint? Are Super 7 better with their sculpts than Funko?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Remco Wolfman on February 17, 2018, 11:58:31 AM
Do you think the sculpts will shine with the paint? Are Super 7 better with their sculpts than Funko?

Since Super 7 took back ReAction the sculpts are much better (ironically Funko's 3.75" sculpts have also gotten better). These are great.

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Remco Wolfman on February 17, 2018, 12:00:52 PM
In related news Super 7 is also displaying these Universal Monster Trick or Treat buckets. I guess the "seasonal" reference would maybe pertain to these. See pictures at link:
http://bloody-disgusting.com/toys/3484013/super7-unleashing-collectible-halloween-buckets-monster-lovers-toy-fair/ (http://bloody-disgusting.com/toys/3484013/super7-unleashing-collectible-halloween-buckets-monster-lovers-toy-fair/)

Edit: also note the "Soapies" visible in the bucket picture.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Palifan on February 17, 2018, 12:09:22 PM
Those buckets look amazing!

Ian
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: the_horror_man on February 17, 2018, 12:11:29 PM
Wow! Those Universal Monsters look amazing and so does the Alien bucket. I will most likely be picking up the Uni Monsters

thm
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Palifan on February 17, 2018, 12:12:32 PM
Wow! Those Universal Monsters look amazing and so does the Alien bucket. I will most likely be picking up the Uni Monsters

thm

Check out the Super 7 post  :o
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on February 17, 2018, 12:33:30 PM
Oh yeah....soakies,  halloween pails, puzzles....monster redux !
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on February 17, 2018, 12:45:17 PM
Ooo! Very nice! When can I get them???  :)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Dr Wolfenstein on February 17, 2018, 02:08:55 PM
 Thought I'd post some pics for easy reference.
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/x3kdEr.png) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmx3kdErp)
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/924/mRS6NR.png) (https://imageshack.com/i/pomRS6NRp)
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/924/y6KwpZ.png) (https://imageshack.com/i/poy6KwpZp)
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/fBK0ag.png) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmfBK0agp)
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/924/9k0Nzh.png) (https://imageshack.com/i/po9k0Nzhp)(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/jC10Ou.png) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmjC10Oup)
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/923/d3zkxd.png) (https://imageshack.com/i/pnd3zkxdp)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on February 17, 2018, 02:24:16 PM
Finally! A Creature Halloween bucket!!!

And NEW Soakys???

What are those glasses peaking out of that one pic?

I have a bad feeling we won't be getting all of this stuff.  :(
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Palifan on February 17, 2018, 02:35:23 PM
Finally! A Creature Halloween bucket!!!

And NEW Soakys???

What are those glasses peaking out of that one pic?

I have a bad feeling we won't be getting all of this stuff.  :(


The glasses are pictured from the other thread I started and I've been a big fan of Super7 since they started up and have found that everything they preview always sees the light of day. It might take a little while but I'm pretty sure it's all coming Mike  ;D

http://news.toyark.com/2018/02/17/toy-fair-2017-super-7-reaction-muscle-287452 (http://news.toyark.com/2018/02/17/toy-fair-2017-super-7-reaction-muscle-287452)

Ian
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Dr Wolfenstein on February 17, 2018, 02:42:05 PM
  Notice that there doesn't seem to be a lot of Dracula items except the cup.

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/923/dFWj2R.png) (https://imageshack.com/i/pndFWj2Rp)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on February 17, 2018, 02:43:08 PM
Garloo and Son of Garloo 3 3/4 inch figures too. I didnt see those glasses....but I will own them. Have you seen the POTA 50th anniversary stuff they are doing. Dang....i am gonna have to get another job,lol.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on February 17, 2018, 02:45:03 PM
The glasses are pictured from the other thread I started

Thanks! Here they are, but no Creature.  :'(

(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/3500/3OiJu7.jpg)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: zombiehorror on February 17, 2018, 02:45:43 PM
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/923/dFWj2R.png)[/URL]
 

I'm not sure how the licensing would work but would they need Universal for these?  Or Bela Jr.?  Seems to me these would just need the estate of Basil Gogos to sign off.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on February 17, 2018, 02:48:37 PM
Anyone got pics of the puzzles?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Palifan on February 17, 2018, 02:49:15 PM
For me both super7 and Mezco have really kept things interesting in the monster area and it's good to know there's still so much interest in it. Maybe if the glasses sell well you'll also get a Creature one Mike.

Ian
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Dr Wolfenstein on February 17, 2018, 02:57:40 PM

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/u0T3Hm.png) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmu0T3Hmp)
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/9AfiLG.png) (https://imageshack.com/i/pm9AfiLGp)
Garloo and Son of Garloo 3 3/4 inch figures too. I didnt see those glasses....but I will own them. Have you seen the POTA 50th anniversary stuff they are doing. Dang....i am gonna have to get another job,lol.

  Good idea you can help pay for mine as well. ;D
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on February 17, 2018, 03:00:50 PM
I'm not sure how the licensing would work but would they need Universal for these?  Or Bela Jr.?  Seems to me these would just need the estate of Basil Gogos to sign off.

I think you'd need all three (Uni, Jr. and Gogos)!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on February 17, 2018, 03:00:56 PM
FOUND THE PUZZLES....SUPER7 looooooves Basil Gogos. They must be fan's fans!!!!

(https://i.imgur.com/qgRj0IK.jpg)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Dr Wolfenstein on February 17, 2018, 03:14:48 PM
 Planet of the Apes cups as well.
 I wonder if Target will release more Monsterville items this year.If so it's going to be a fun and expensive year for Monsterkids.

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/923/LLMS4E.png) (https://imageshack.com/i/pnLLMS4Ep)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: zombiehorror on February 17, 2018, 03:23:15 PM
I think you'd need all three (Uni, Jr. and Gogos)!

The puzzles's have the UM seal so, they are definitely seeking their approval for the Gogos is stuff.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on February 17, 2018, 03:26:15 PM
Every single one of these things is beautiful.  I sure hope they can get Bela on board for a new Dracula sculpt, even if they have to go "Broadway" instead of Universal.  The Gogos art is so beautiful.  I really can't wait to get the puzzles, glasses, and -- of course -- the figures.   
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on February 17, 2018, 03:28:40 PM
Maybe they can get the lunchbox away from EMCE and DST that they dropped the ball on. I am cautiously optimistic about these releases....but after the lunchbox debacle, I will tread lightly,lol.

That being said, I will buy all this stuff.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: BRICK on February 17, 2018, 03:49:29 PM
WOW!!! Now I just hope that they make some Star Wars style playsets to go with the 4" figures!!!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Wolfman on February 17, 2018, 03:56:38 PM
Holy Mother of God!!! Just saw this thread. Happy days are certainly here again.

JP
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Count Zachula on February 17, 2018, 03:58:00 PM
FINALLY more Monster stuff for me to collect.  The new soakies are cool! But I'm feeling sort of odd about them...can't quite explain it. 
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: BRICK on February 17, 2018, 04:04:16 PM
I had to check and verify that it wasn't April 1st!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Dr Wolfenstein on February 17, 2018, 04:16:58 PM
Mini monsters as well.

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/mf4QxW.png) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmmf4QxWp)
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/923/4em3Pb.png) (https://imageshack.com/i/pn4em3Pbp)
(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/H1kOR8.png) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmH1kOR8p)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on February 17, 2018, 04:50:24 PM
as odd as this sounds....I  might have to get these too,lol. :angel:
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: AndyFish on February 17, 2018, 05:05:03 PM
The monster line looks great-- so do the new Soaky's!

(http://news.toyark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2018/02/Toy-Fair-2018-Super-7-Booth-010.jpg)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on February 17, 2018, 05:06:17 PM
Using Basil Gogos's art for these products...Ooh La La!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: BRICK on February 17, 2018, 05:14:48 PM
The monster line looks great-- so do the new Soaky's!

Fifty years later and STILL no Dracula soakie!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Dr Wolfenstein on February 17, 2018, 05:19:25 PM
The monster line looks great-- so do the new Soaky's!



They are calling them Super Soapies. ;D

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/N15IcU.png) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmN15IcUp)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: zombiehorror on February 17, 2018, 05:23:43 PM
One hopeful thing I noticed is that only the Halloween buckets say subject to approval, the other stuff has a "Coming Soon" sign in front of it.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Dr Wolfenstein on February 17, 2018, 05:28:17 PM
   Guess this will be good news to collectors.

Super 7 has announced a partnership with FYE, and some of their stores will begin carrying Super 7 products! It’s not mentioned which products specifically they will carry. Traditionally, Super 7 items are distributed by Diamond Comics for sale in comic shops. If that is any indication, FYE will likely carry their M.U.S.C.L.E., ReAction and some of their vinyl collectibles as well as their non-toy collectibles. Currently, there are 29 locations with more to be added. See the details below.

Super7 is happy to announce our partnership with FYE is now in 29 of their stores in the U.S.. Each of these stores has a Super7 curated section featuring a selection of our toys, drinkware, and apparel! The Super7 section can be found at the FYE locations in these cities:

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL
AUBURN HILLS, MI
BEAVER CREEK, OH
CEDAR PARK, TX
CINCINNATI, OH
COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA
CONCORD, NC
EUREKA, CA
FT WAYNE, IN
GURNEE, IL
HANOVER, MD
HARLINGEN, TX
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
LAKE GROVE, NY
LANCASTER, PA
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA
LEXINGTON, KY
MONTEBELLO, CA
NAPLES, FL
NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA
OCALA, FL
PROVO, UT
ROANOKE, VA
ROCHESTER, NY
STRONGSVILLE, OH
TERRE HAUTE, IN
WILKES BARRE, PA
WYOMISSING, PA
Please contact the stores directly for more details! More locations to be added.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on February 18, 2018, 02:12:58 AM
Please contact the stores directly for more details! More locations to be added.

I hope so. Harlingen is the middle of nowhere!


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Wolfman on February 20, 2018, 08:24:50 AM
I'm super excited for this line of monster goodness. Wonder when it will start trickling in.

JP
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Remco Wolfman on February 20, 2018, 11:02:38 AM
When I started this thread I was best case expecting some more variants of the previously produced UM ReAction figures. I never could have hoped for new sculpts including the Mutant and Mole People. And I certainly never imagined all the other cool stuff Super 7 intends to release in the relatively near future. I sure hope most of this stuff makes it out there. And I really hope the 3.75" line is very successful to allow for future waves (similar to what Sideshow did in the larger format).

In addition to the monsters that have never been done (or done well) in this scale such as the previously mentioned Mutant and Mole People as well as the Hunchback, Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde (from A&C) and others, imagine a (Edward Van Sloan) Van Helsing figure thrown into one of the waves.  Or perhaps a Doctor Muller. 

Alternatively, let's get real crazy in the fantasy department. A "Rita" play set (with exclusive Kay & David Reed figures). A "Gypsy Camp" play set (with exclusive Meleva and Larry Talbot (or Bela) figures). A Frankenstein's laboratory play set (exclusive Henry Frankenstein, Dr. Pretorius and/or Ygor figure).

All of my 6 year old dreams come true. Hope they sell well.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Wolfman on February 20, 2018, 01:51:10 PM
When I started this thread I was best case expecting some more variants of the previously produced UM ReAction figures. I never could have hoped for new sculpts including the Mutant and Mole People. And I certainly never imagined all the other cool stuff Super 7 intends to release in the relatively near future. I sure hope most of this stuff makes it out there. And I really hope the 3.75" line is very successful to allow for future waves (similar to what Sideshow did in the larger format).

In addition to the monsters that have never been done (or done well) in this scale such as the previously mentioned Mutant and Mole People as well as the Hunchback, Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde (from A&C) and others, imagine a (Edward Van Sloan) Van Helsing figure thrown into one of the waves.  Or perhaps a Doctor Muller. 

Alternatively, let's get real crazy in the fantasy department. A "Rita" play set (with exclusive Kay & David Reed figures). A "Gypsy Camp" play set (with exclusive Meleva and Larry Talbot (or Bela) figures). A Frankenstein's laboratory play set (exclusive Henry Frankenstein, Dr. Pretorius and/or Ygor figure).

All of my 6 year old dreams come true. Hope they sell well.
Your idea for the playsets, especially the Rita, need to be hand delivered to the desk of whoever's in charge of production at Super7. Love it!

JP
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on February 20, 2018, 01:59:46 PM
We wants the playsets!  We wants the playsets!  We wants the playsets! 
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on February 20, 2018, 05:19:05 PM
If these wouldve been made when we were kids....and a Rita were produced...can you honestly say it wouldn't have made its way to either the bathtub or the swimming pool at some point? Much the way a Mole Person would've made it to the Sandbox,lol. :angel:
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: BRICK on February 20, 2018, 06:57:28 PM
We wants the playsets!  We wants the playsets!  We wants the playsets!

I had mentioned that earlier in this thread... But even before that I had contacted SideShow Toys back when they released their 8" figures about doing playsets. However, I recommended that they call them "character-specific, interactive dioramas" , so they would sound more adult and collectible!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on February 20, 2018, 08:36:06 PM
I had mentioned that earlier in this thread... But even before that I had contacted SideShow Toys back when they released their 8" figures about doing playsets. However, I recommended that they call them "character-specific, interactive dioramas" , so they would sound more adult and collectible!

Oh, I have been demanding play sets for as long as I have been part of the UMA.  I'm just waiting for someone to listen...  *cough* Super7 *cough*  Let's hope they get the job done, so I can shut up already.   ;D
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on February 20, 2018, 08:57:03 PM
Oh, I have been demanding play sets for as long as I have been part of the UMA.  I'm just waiting for someone to listen...  *cough* Super7 *cough*  Let's hope they get the job done, so I can shut up already.   ;D

Psycho House with Norman and Mother. 8)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: the_horror_man on February 20, 2018, 09:49:01 PM
Psycho House with Norman and Mother. 8)

I'll take a 3 3/4 scale PSYCHO Mrs Bates figure. ;D

thm
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on February 21, 2018, 12:20:16 AM
I think the future of playsets is in puzzle sets packaged with the figures, like the Playmates Trek bridge or Young Justice HoJ. These early examples suffered from a lack of execution which is the key to success. They don't have to be big, they just have to be accessible and complete. This is a completely new way of making affordable playsets that the industry has not yet mastered.

CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Remco Wolfman on February 21, 2018, 12:58:17 AM
If these wouldve been made when we were kids....and a Rita were produced...can you honestly say it wouldn't have made its way to either the bathtub or the swimming pool at some point? Much the way a Mole Person would've made it to the Sandbox,lol. :angel:

I can honestly say if they made a Rita tomorrow mine would absolutely find its way to a bathtub or pool (that's why I'd buy 2). I really believe a quality Rita would be a really big hit at this scale. It would be affordable and not insanely enormous. Speaking in a purely business sense I think a Rita is a financially viable playset (especially if they actually make it able to float  :)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: BRICK on February 21, 2018, 06:50:43 AM
As much as I would like to see the Rita, I would much rather have a Frankenstein's lab, Dracula's castle or the great chamber from The Mummy's Hand!  :)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: StyreneDude on February 21, 2018, 07:53:27 AM
As much as I would like to see the Rita, I would much rather have a Frankenstein's lab, Dracula's castle or the great chamber from The Mummy's Hand!  :)

Yeah. Couldn't they make anything better than that stinking barge? LOL

But seriously...Frankenstein's lab with an elevating table and light/sound electrical equipment? Now you're talking.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: YoungestMonsterKid on February 21, 2018, 09:31:59 AM
So is there any actual possibility of play sets or are we all just getting too excited?

They DO need to make play sets, though.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Wolfman on February 21, 2018, 09:35:57 AM
If they do make both, be careful not to bring Franky's lab into the tub with the Rita. Otherwise risk getting electrocuted.

JP
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: zombiehorror on February 21, 2018, 10:39:29 AM
So is there any actual possibility of play sets or are we all just getting too excited?

They DO need to make play sets, though.

Super7 has given no indication of playsets for any of their ReAction line.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Palifan on February 21, 2018, 10:49:17 AM
The only 2 playlets Super7 have released to date are the haunted house one - http://www.i-mockery.com/minimocks/super7-reaction-figures-haunted-house-playset/ (http://www.i-mockery.com/minimocks/super7-reaction-figures-haunted-house-playset/)

and the Alien one (both in black and blue box) - http://www.kennercollector.com/2014/07/super7-2014-sdcc-exclusive-alien-egg-chamber-reaction-playset/ (http://www.kennercollector.com/2014/07/super7-2014-sdcc-exclusive-alien-egg-chamber-reaction-playset/)

I love this custom Alien set based on the Kenner Cantina one - http://forum.rebelscum.com/showthread.php?t=1105598&page=197 (http://forum.rebelscum.com/showthread.php?t=1105598&page=197)

I'm thinking they may well make some sort of playlet again in the future but it's hard to know which toylike they would go with, maybe He-Man as they have a third wave of the 3.75 figures coming out soon but we can always hope for another monster themed one.

Ian
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on February 21, 2018, 08:24:43 PM
If you did multiple of each figure like they have so far (regular, b&w, and glow), you could include modular castle pieces with Dracula, Frankenstein, Phantom of the Opera, Bride of Frankenstein, Bride of Dracula, Invisible Man, Dr. Jekyl, Mr. Hyde, Igor. That would be 27 modular pieces right there, and a possible option to order more direct from the manufacturer.


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Remco Wolfman on February 27, 2018, 08:39:25 PM
I just came across this article that includes an interview with Brian from Super 7. It gives more details into the timing when some of the Monster stuff from Toy Fair will be released. The buckets sound like 2019 ("next year").

Also noteworthy is this quote:
“Those first four ReAction figures we’ll be out by Halloween [referring to the Mummy, Mutant, Creature and Wolfman]. Then we have another four coming out.” ... “The first four figures should be out by San Diego [Comic Con].” ... “Wave 2 should be out around Halloween. There are four different monsters that will be out for Halloween. By the end of the year we’ll have eight total.”

I think what he's saying is the first four will be out before Halloween and the next FOUR out at or just after Halloween. Note that he said 8 figures in wave 1 and 2. At Toy Fair they only had packaging displayed for 7 monsters. If I were a betting man I would guess the 8th monster will be Dracula but they haven't quite finished the license with Lugosi so they couldn't display packaging. That's my guess anyway.

Very positive comments in regards to Super 7's interest in producing UM products moving forward.

The full article is here:
http://universalmonstersuniverse.com/2018/02/27/nytf-2018-super7-brings-home-classic-universal-monsters/ (http://universalmonstersuniverse.com/2018/02/27/nytf-2018-super7-brings-home-classic-universal-monsters/)

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on February 27, 2018, 08:49:34 PM
like! like! like!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Palifan on February 27, 2018, 09:05:04 PM
This is great news and Brian seems very keen on pushing the vintage monster angle so it's looking very promising. Typical that I'll be leaving the US next month to go back home to the UK but at least I have a friend who works there who's happy to help me out with items I'm after. I'm not sure how well Super7 is stocked in the UK but I'm going to need someone to feed me with these great products after supporting them since day one (also great the DD has worldwide shipping although I'm probably going to get hit by customs charges for each one I buy).

Ian
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on February 27, 2018, 09:21:11 PM
The buckets sound like 2019 ("next year").

Geeze! I'll be in a home by then!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on February 27, 2018, 09:35:25 PM
Geeze! I'll be in a home by then!

Renting or buying? Getting out of an apartment...or trailer? Oh wait...you meant...(The) HOME didn't you?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on February 27, 2018, 09:44:41 PM
Oh wait...you meant...(The) HOME didn't you?

The final home!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on February 28, 2018, 10:29:01 PM
Welcome home, Mike!

(https://i.pinimg.com/564x/a1/6c/cd/a16ccd59346563c0a8f9a6fbc125356f.jpg)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on February 28, 2018, 10:30:45 PM
Seriously great news!  I too hope the missing monster is Dracula, but -- with out luck -- it will be another Bride or an Invisible Man.  I like both, but the Invisible Man we have is perfect and the Bride is just a little difficult for people to get right...  haha
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on March 01, 2018, 11:45:56 AM
Depends on which Bride you are talking about. A Bride of Dracula would be awesome right now. I think it is more likely we would get an Igor or Hunchback  figure than a Bride of Dracula though.


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on March 01, 2018, 10:37:54 PM
Depends on which Bride you are talking about. A Bride of Dracula would be awesome right now. I think it is more likely we would get an Igor or Hunchback  figure than a Bride of Dracula though.


CCC.

No one has ever made a Bride of Dracula.  That'd be cool.  I'd rather have his daughter, Zaleska.  The only bride I think we'll ever see, though, is the one we always get... The Bride of Frankenstein.  She's usually the one we reference when we say "Bride" here.  :)
 
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on March 01, 2018, 10:41:30 PM
No one has ever made a Bride of Dracula.  That'd be cool.  I'd rather have his daughter, Zaleska.  The only bride I think we'll ever see, though, is the one we always get... The Bride of Frankenstein.  She's usually the one we reference when we say "Bride" here.  :)

Ahhh yes...the elusive Dracula's Daughter. i do have her ackowledged in ym collection nicely. But would love a figure.

(https://i.imgur.com/fWFwOpB.jpg)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: the_horror_man on March 01, 2018, 11:08:37 PM
Ahhh yes...the elusive Dracula's Daughter. i do have her ackowledged in ym collection nicely. But would love a figure.

(https://i.imgur.com/fWFwOpB.jpg)

Beautiful!

thm
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Wolfman on March 07, 2018, 10:13:46 AM
I literally can't wait for the release dates on most of these items. I forsee buying the whole set of the Uni figures, a bucket or two, some super soapies, a puzzle, and maybe a glass or two. Patience is not my strong suit, let's have an update! LOL

JP
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on March 07, 2018, 10:29:19 AM
Patience is not my strong suit

Me neither! Gimmy my Creature stuff already!  ;D
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Wolfman on March 07, 2018, 05:26:19 PM
Me neither! Gimmy my Creature stuff already!  ;D
They need to be working 24/7 on this stuff. Screw labor laws.lol

JP
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Wolfman on May 01, 2018, 06:46:26 AM
Super 7 said the Uni stuff should be out in October. Let's pray for no delay!

JP
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on May 01, 2018, 10:11:38 AM
They released their Planet of the Apes line super quick. I would say they deliberately waited to show the prototypes off until the line was already in production so we didn't have to wait long. Bring the UNI's on!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Remco Wolfman on June 14, 2018, 01:04:55 PM
SDCC (note the Creature teaser):

https://twitter.com/super7store/status/1007033970020642816
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on June 14, 2018, 01:39:54 PM
Hmmmmnnnnnnn.......is the other teaser Dracula or Hordak?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Palifan on June 14, 2018, 02:10:07 PM
Hmmmmnnnnnnn.......is the other teaser Dracula or Hordak?

I'm wondering if it's from their The Worst line as it looks like a W.

I guess we'll find out soon enough but it would be nice to see something Universal from the con pictures earlier this year  ;D

Ian
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on June 14, 2018, 04:24:26 PM
SDCC (note the Creature teaser):

Noted!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Remco Wolfman on June 14, 2018, 11:52:39 PM
Hmmmmnnnnnnn.......is the other teaser Dracula or Hordak?

I'm no expert on He Man and his fuzzy britched friends but that looks like the Evil Horde symbol and Super 7 makes He Man 3.75" figures so I think it's a safe bet.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Wicked Lester on June 15, 2018, 11:46:39 AM
Don't really care for a solid grey on the figs. Those Uni candy buckets are a MUST HAVE!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Remco Wolfman on June 15, 2018, 02:24:14 PM
Really care for a solid grey on the figs. Those Uni candy buckets are a MUST HAVE!

Just to clarify, the 3.75" action figures will be fully-painted when they are released. The pictures from Toy Fair are the gray, unpainted prototypes.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Wicked Lester on June 15, 2018, 10:19:46 PM
Just to clarify, the 3.75" action figures will be fully-painted when they are released. The pictures from Toy Fair are the gray, unpainted prototypes.

OK,thanks. Now a few are on my wishlist.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on June 16, 2018, 12:26:12 AM
OK,thanks. Now a few are on my wishlist.


A few? Whatchu tlkin' 'bout, Willis??! Gotta get em ALL.......ALLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :angel:
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: darkmonkeygod on June 22, 2018, 10:55:35 PM
Devlin and I teamed up to bring you this one (I couldn’t get the image out of my email nor find it hosted anywhere, so Devlin was gracious enough to do so): the S7 gang have announced some of their monstrous SDCC plans...

(https://www.flickr.com/photos/devlinthompson/42242335974/in/photostream)

“It's alive! Super7 is beyond stoked to launch our collaboration with the legendary Universal Monsters with this special event! The abomination begins after sunset on Comic-Con Friday with the opening of the Universal Monsters Boodega that will be haunted by exclusives and spine-tingling special things created especially for this horrifying event.
 
Universal Monsters Boodega Hours
Friday - July 20th: 9:00pm to Midnight
Saturday - July 21st: 11:00am to 9:00pm
Sunday - July 22nd: 11:00am to 5:00pm
Mark your calendars now! Events will take place at the Super7 San Diego store which is a quick 10 minute walk from the convention site. Stay tuned for details about the exclusives and shenanigans we have planned for these events. Join us... won't you?”
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: marsattacks666 on June 23, 2018, 12:10:44 PM

A few? Whatchu tlkin' 'bout, Willis??! Gotta get em ALL.......ALLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :angel:

 ;D
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on June 23, 2018, 01:15:35 PM
Devlin and I teamed up to bring you this one (I couldn’t get the image out of my email nor find it hosted anywhere, so Devlin was gracious enough to do so): the S7 gang have announced some of their monstrous SDCC plans...

(https://www.flickr.com/photos/devlinthompson/42242335974/in/photostream)

“It's alive! Super7 is beyond stoked to launch our collaboration with the legendary Universal Monsters with this special event! The abomination begins after sunset on Comic-Con Friday with the opening of the Universal Monsters Boodega that will be haunted by exclusives and spine-tingling special things created especially for this horrifying event.
 
Universal Monsters Boodega Hours
Friday - July 20th: 9:00pm to Midnight
Saturday - July 21st: 11:00am to 9:00pm
Sunday - July 22nd: 11:00am to 5:00pm
Mark your calendars now! Events will take place at the Super7 San Diego store which is a quick 10 minute walk from the convention site. Stay tuned for details about the exclusives and shenanigans we have planned for these events. Join us... won't you?”

Kind of reminds me when Sideshow first got the license.  Hopefully this means the start of something boo-tiful. 
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on June 23, 2018, 01:42:36 PM
Kind of reminds me when Sideshow first got the license.

I hope they don't start making $500 pieces!  :(
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on June 23, 2018, 01:53:04 PM
If they start out right out of the gate with convention exclusives, and there are a bunch of hoops to jump through to collect them,sadly... I will refrain.  :'(
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on June 23, 2018, 05:18:27 PM
If they start out right out of the gate with convention exclusives, and there are a bunch of hoops to jump through to collect them,sadly... I will refrain.  :'(

It's a real turn-off to have to pay 6 times the price (from eBay) for the variations.  :P
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 23, 2018, 05:32:17 PM
I don't care about "Limited Editions, Chase Pieces, Silver Screen Variations, Show Exclusives, etc."  I don't need to own one of only 100 units so I can feel special.  I just want some regular toys.

And I want a definite list (with photos) of final product that has been given Universal's approved for sale - with firm release dates and vendors' names.

Am I really asking for so much?

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on June 23, 2018, 06:14:06 PM
I don't care about "Limited Editions, Chase Pieces, Silver Screen Variations, Show Exclusives, etc."  I don't need to own one of only 100 units so I can feel special.  I just want some regular toys.

And I want a definite list (with photos) of final product) that has been given Universal's approved for sale - with firm release dates and vendors' names.

Am I really asking for so much?

No. No, you're not. That's what I would like too.  To able to just purchase them for regular price, at an online or brick and mortar retailer, and go home and look at them. Not do a circus act to own a set.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on June 23, 2018, 06:38:28 PM
So long as the exclusives are just variants of the regular pieces and not something totally different, I am fine not getting them.  For example, a glow in the dark puzzle...  which is the same as the regular puzzle except it glows.  I'd be fine with that.  However, if it's a totally new figure... then we have a problem. 
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Palifan on June 23, 2018, 07:30:07 PM
So long as the exclusives are just variants of the regular pieces and not something totally different, I am fine not getting them.  For example, a glow in the dark puzzle...  which is the same as the regular puzzle except it glows.  I'd be fine with that.  However, if it's a totally new figure... then we have a problem.

I don't think you'll have a problem with Super 7. I've been getting things from them for years and find them to be a great bunch with good packing and customer care. The exclusives tend to be greyscale versions or one colour prototype figures and find that the regular releases are always the best possible versions. The one thing they did do one year though was the monster house playlet that was a SDCC exclusive only. It's always keeping an eye on Earth Entertainment and Super 7's own site after the con as they generally have the con exclusives up for sale shortly after.

It does look like they have some fantastic items coming our way soon though so it should be good times to come  ;D

Ian
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: marsattacks666 on June 23, 2018, 11:02:13 PM
I hope they don't start making $500 pieces!  :(

Omgosh, no!! :(
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on June 25, 2018, 12:38:11 AM
They announced Munsters in 2016, which would fit well in their Halloween release theme, and someone asked about Addams Family and they said they could not get all of the licenses they wanted, then in 2017 they talked about Addams and ignored Munsters, then they split with Funko and stopped talking about both. I would love to see Munsters including Uncle Gill, and Addams Family would have to include cousin It.

CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: MadCow on June 26, 2018, 12:15:59 AM
Super7 is pretty good about announcing what's going to be sold ahead of time and a number of items do make it to their site afterwards so I'm hopeful. My only concern are any limited freebies that are included with sales.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: zombiehorror on June 27, 2018, 02:59:40 PM
"Introducing our Universal Monsters ReAction figures, sold exclusively at the Universal Monsters Boodega pop-up event during San Diego Comic Con. With exclusive die-cut day-glow packaging only for this event!"~Super7

(https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/36252730_10156614521820820_5552608431224913920_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=977925b5d508947ae201df02940d192f&oe=5BAB4711)

(https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/36240663_10156614521795820_6668449232602529792_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=d584242bdb2dcffada898f18994321bb&oe=5BE193BC)

(https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/36301776_10156614521775820_739066496143065088_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=fb4652e13a85d4ca7ea8790228d9f528&oe=5BA12DB4)

(https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/36344832_10156614521930820_6155590907228848128_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=0dc2f581008dd41ae9ae3ba2d605cb3b&oe=5BEC5C42)

(https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/36277959_10156614521940820_5529819841558478848_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=c719080ea65949c90fc59be3648e02ee&oe=5BB4693A)

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 27, 2018, 03:07:30 PM
"Introducing our Universal Monsters ReAction figures, sold exclusively at the Universal Monsters Boodega pop-up event during San Diego Comic Con. With exclusive die-cut day-glow packaging only for this event!"~Super7 … 

How much will they sell for?

I won't be at the show.  I'd just like to have a number to multiply by 6, so I will have an idea what they will cost most of us on eBay.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Remco Wolfman on June 27, 2018, 03:17:21 PM
"Introducing our Universal Monsters ReAction figures, sold exclusively at the Universal Monsters Boodega pop-up event during San Diego Comic Con. With exclusive die-cut day-glow packaging only for this event!"~Super7

Not a huge fan of the  "Exclusive" SDCC psychedelic color scheme but I'll still buy the heck out of them until they come out with the regular colors. Also, the packaging is awesome (optimally my taste calls for more muted colors here as well).   

As to price I am certain they'll go for the regular $15 each.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: zombiehorror on June 27, 2018, 06:13:27 PM
(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/36345299_10156614662760820_8397520035664363520_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=2e9f47baaa06132b3b1916f5148c0ee3&oe=5BE291EC)

(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/36282573_10156614662750820_1898768839282262016_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=1ac882ce7f8557174f2694035d0e5213&oe=5BB58B2D)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 27, 2018, 06:20:03 PM

Universal licensed the Universal monster Oxford Pennants and matching enamel pins?

Very cartoony.


(But, they turned down the cool lunch box with the Spanish Dracula that we were all waiting for.)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Joseph_Baeza on June 27, 2018, 07:04:40 PM
"Introducing our Universal Monsters ReAction figures, sold exclusively at the Universal Monsters Boodega pop-up event during San Diego Comic Con. With exclusive die-cut day-glow packaging only for this event!"~Super7

(https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/36252730_10156614521820820_5552608431224913920_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=977925b5d508947ae201df02940d192f&oe=5BAB4711)

(https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/36240663_10156614521795820_6668449232602529792_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=d584242bdb2dcffada898f18994321bb&oe=5BE193BC)

(https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/36301776_10156614521775820_739066496143065088_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=fb4652e13a85d4ca7ea8790228d9f528&oe=5BA12DB4)

(https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/36344832_10156614521930820_6155590907228848128_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=0dc2f581008dd41ae9ae3ba2d605cb3b&oe=5BEC5C42)

(https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/36277959_10156614521940820_5529819841558478848_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=c719080ea65949c90fc59be3648e02ee&oe=5BB4693A)
All very cool, however, the packaging comes nowhere close to being as cool as the cards and figures with the Basil Gogos art which debuts later this year.  I'll wait...
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Remco Wolfman on June 27, 2018, 07:49:59 PM
(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/36345299_10156614662760820_8397520035664363520_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=2e9f47baaa06132b3b1916f5148c0ee3&oe=5BE291EC)

(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/36282573_10156614662750820_1898768839282262016_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=1ac882ce7f8557174f2694035d0e5213&oe=5BB58B2D)

Do you have a link to where you saw these?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on June 27, 2018, 08:06:30 PM
Do you have a link to where you saw these?


Yeah, where it at?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on June 27, 2018, 08:38:16 PM
I can live without all of these, but I am dying to get the regular releases.  :)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: zombiehorror on June 27, 2018, 09:51:02 PM
Do you have a link to where you saw these?


Yeah, where it at?

Super7's Facebook page
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on June 27, 2018, 10:43:22 PM
These exclusives dont interest me....which is good.  :-X
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Remco Wolfman on June 29, 2018, 08:20:10 PM
I absolutely love those monster pennants. Love everything about them (particularly Wolfman & Creature).

In other Super 7 SDCC news (which is of no interest to me but likely appeals to many of you):

POTA Playset:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BkoP1L_j_s4/?hl=en (https://www.instagram.com/p/BkoP1L_j_s4/?hl=en)

Glow Crimson Ghost:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BkoP1L_j_s4/?hl=en (https://www.instagram.com/p/BkoP1L_j_s4/?hl=en)

If nothing else the playset sets a precedent for a Super 7 playset (looking at you dream Rita playset with exclusive Kay figure)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: the_horror_man on June 29, 2018, 09:20:30 PM
I'm waiting for the 3.75 inch scale King Diamond figure that is supposed to be released right around now. I messaged Super 7 a few days ago asking about it, but they never responded.

thm
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: darkmonkeygod on June 30, 2018, 12:13:18 AM
I'm waiting for the 3.75 inch scale King Diamond figure that is supposed to be released right around now. I messaged Super 7 a few days ago asking about it, but they never responded.

thm

I got the wholesale solicitation this evening, so shoudn't be much longer.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: the_horror_man on June 30, 2018, 10:33:07 AM
I got the wholesale solicitation this evening, so shoudn't be much longer.

Thank you. ;D

thm
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: MadCow on July 01, 2018, 10:29:56 PM
I'm not a pin guy but I'm loving those pennants and Reactions. As per usual, I won't pay the scalper scum though. My exception that rule may come with that Remco Throwback Glow Crimson Ghost. I've been dying to add that to my original carded set since it was shown at Toyfair.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: geezer butler on July 02, 2018, 04:28:57 AM
I'm waiting for the 3.75 inch scale King Diamond figure that is supposed to be released right around now. I messaged Super 7 a few days ago asking about it, but they never responded.

thm

Totally waiting for KD figure too \m/
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: darkmonkeygod on July 03, 2018, 09:38:18 PM
Super7 isn't done with their surprises...

(https://scontent.fatl1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/36617988_10156630280080820_3819454978280390656_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=90dc91d955c2ee8ff96ec829b3b9a5b6&oe=5BE2C85F)

https://scontent.fatl1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/36617988_10156630280080820_3819454978280390656_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=90dc91d955c2ee8ff96ec829b3b9a5b6&oe=5BE2C85F (https://scontent.fatl1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/36617988_10156630280080820_3819454978280390656_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=90dc91d955c2ee8ff96ec829b3b9a5b6&oe=5BE2C85F)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BkyMI-Zj-M-/?igshid=1t5ft3agdboul&utm_source=fb_www_attr (https://www.instagram.com/p/BkyMI-Zj-M-/?igshid=1t5ft3agdboul&utm_source=fb_www_attr)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on July 03, 2018, 09:45:36 PM
Hmmmmnnnnn.....interesting.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on July 03, 2018, 09:46:17 PM
I don't even wanna know what that is.  :P
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Remco Wolfman on July 04, 2018, 12:24:56 AM
I don't even wanna know what that is.  :P

It's the outline of a Saucony (brand) shoe. Super 7 is collaborating with Saucony to make a Universal Monster themed shoe. I don't know what (or which) monster(s) theyll feature. While it may sound dumb I'd wager it turns out pretty cool. If you're going to ask why Super 7 would do something like this you need only read their company mission statement. To briefly summarize it: "No one else made what we want so we make it ourselves". Personally, I respect the heck out of that and certainly won't begrudge anyone willing to create UM swag.

Saucony did a Dunkin Doughnut shoe for the Boston marathon. Look it up.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on July 04, 2018, 01:13:14 AM
It's the outline of a Saucony (brand) shoe. Super 7 is collaborating with Saucony to make a Universal Monster themed shoe....

… Saucony did a Dunkin Doughnut shoe for the Boston marathon. … 

And all the time I thought it was going to be something stoopid.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on July 04, 2018, 01:52:06 AM
It will probably use the pennant art.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on July 04, 2018, 08:59:01 AM
It will probably use the pennant art.

Pennant I'll buy!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: darkmonkeygod on July 04, 2018, 01:09:16 PM
As you can tell, I'm a fan. And if Brian and the gang at Super7 have made Creature shoes... I'm gonna need two pair! And remember, this is taking pace at the Super7 store in San Diego, not in the San Diego convention center, meaning no ticket for Comic-Con is necessary to my knowledge. So if you're in SoCal or someone who really loves you is, it'll be a heckuva lot easier to score these than if they were on the con floor!


Here are the details on the Boodega so far:

http://super7hq.com/news/universal-monsters-boodega-monstore?mc_cid=ea0663f458&mc_eid=6b069434b2 (http://super7hq.com/news/universal-monsters-boodega-monstore?mc_cid=ea0663f458&mc_eid=6b069434b2)

Universal Monsters Boodega

701 8th Ave.  San Diego, CA 92101


Friday - July 20th: 9:00pm to Midnight
Saturday - July 21st: 11:00am to 9:00pm
Sunday - July 22nd: 11:00am to 5:00pm


The pop-up shop will be haunted by Super7 x Universal Monsters exclusives and spine-tingling special things created especially for this horrifying event.


Universal Monsters ReAction Figures of the Creature From The Black Lagoon, Metaluna Mutant, Mummy, and the Wolf Man in SDCC Boodega Monstore Pop-Up Exclusive colorway and on die cut cardback are $15 per figure.


(http://super7hq.com/uploads/02/12/MONSTERS_ReAction_SOCIAL-02.png)
(http://super7hq.com/uploads/02/11/MONSTERS_ReAction_SOCIAL-03.png)
(http://super7hq.com/uploads/07/00/MONSTERS_ReAction_SOCIAL-04.png)
(http://super7hq.com/uploads/10/10/MONSTERS_ReAction_SOCIAL-05.png)

Universal Monsters screen printed 7" x 21" felt pennants (The Wolfman, Frankenstein, Creature From The Black Lagoon, The Mummy). Made in America by Oxford Pennant. SDCC Boodega Monstore Pop-Up Exclusives. $25 each.


(http://super7hq.com/uploads/04/06/MONSTERS_ReAction_Pins-pennants-SOCIAL-02.png)


Universal Monsters - Soft enamel pins (The Wolfman, Frankenstein, The Mummy, Creature From The Black Lagoon). SDCC Boodega Monstore Pop-Up Exclusives. $12 each.

(http://super7hq.com/uploads/03/06/MONSTERS_ReAction_Pins-pennants-SOCIAL-01.png)


The shoes, as yet, remain a mystery!


(https://scontent.fatl1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/36617988_10156630280080820_3819454978280390656_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=90dc91d955c2ee8ff96ec829b3b9a5b6&oe=5BE2C85F)

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on July 04, 2018, 04:59:52 PM
Nah, those can't be Creature shoes, they are not webbed.


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on July 04, 2018, 05:33:32 PM
I hate exclusives that you have to travel a thousand miles to get! All the resellers will be there, carting them off by the wheelbarrow full! They are already taking orders for the figures, on eBay, for 50 bucks each!

Damn! $25 for a felt pennant!? Those would be overpriced at 10!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on July 04, 2018, 08:13:40 PM
I hate exclusives that you have to travel a thousand miles to get! All the resellers will be there, carting them off by the wheelbarrow full! They are already taking orders for the figures, on eBay, for 50 bucks each!

Damn! $25 for a felt pennant!? Those would be overpriced at 10!

It's not even a decent pennant.  There are no stitched vertical strips or attached ties; they just cut the single piece of felt in that shape.

I think the Creature image looks like a WWII military mascot, like the pictures painted on the noses of bombers, etc.  Imagine him with a white Navy cap worn low in front and with a short cigar stub in his mouth.

Cute.  But I usually don't care for cute. 

This stuff looks like it is aimed at the little kid crowd - but priced for the adult collector market.  That seems like a tough sell.  Like a really funny horror movie, it is a difficult balancing act.

Sorry.  I want to love licensed Universal monster product.  I just don't love these.

(The 3¾" figure sculpts look pretty good.)

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: darkmonkeygod on July 04, 2018, 10:10:40 PM
Nah, those can't be Creature shoes, they are not webbed.

That we can see...  ;D


Sorry.  I want to love licensed Universal monster product.  I just don't love these.


Eh, not all the things are for everyone, nothing to apologize for if it's not for you. Perhaps some of it will be, perhaps you'll save time and money. If cute isn't for ya, you certainly aren't gonna like their keshi figures.

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on July 04, 2018, 10:43:29 PM
All of their regular release offerings showcased at the previous Con are for everybody, though.  The figures, the puzzles, the buckets...  Amazing stuff!  Can't wait to get it all!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on July 04, 2018, 10:47:22 PM
I think the Creature image looks like a WWII military mascot

I think he looks like Eddie Robinson. "M'yah, see!"
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on July 04, 2018, 11:56:42 PM
I think he looks like Eddie Robinson. "M'yah, see!"

Yeah.  That occurred to me, too.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on July 05, 2018, 01:08:11 AM
I hate exclusives that you have to travel a thousand miles to get! All the resellers will be there, carting them off by the wheelbarrow full! They are already taking orders for the figures, on eBay, for 50 bucks each!

Damn! $25 for a felt pennant!? Those would be overpriced at 10!

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/845/28339945967_617b150671_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Palifan on July 05, 2018, 01:23:12 AM
A word of advise would be to wait until con ends and then check Entertainment Earths site under Super7 as they usually put up some of the con exclusives for sale. I've seen this happen for the last few years although you do need to be on it as they can all out. Also super7 put some things up if they didn't sell out as well but there's normally a slight delay after con has finished so it's harder to tell when they'll go up.

It's just not worth getting caught up in the ebay flippers as I've found in the past that I end up resenting the item slightly and I've been caught out paying a premium for something and then it showing up on EE a few days later, it's worth just keeping an eye on their site (I remember one year the items going up on the Sunday evening, just as con ended).

Hope that might help a few of you out there and given time all of this stuff seems to end up at the right price, people just can't wait and get caught up in the CC madness.

Ian
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on July 05, 2018, 01:50:30 AM
A word of advise would be to wait until con ends and then check Entertainment Earths site

Do you know when the con ends?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Palifan on July 05, 2018, 08:57:31 AM
Do you know when the con ends?

SDCC is from July 19 to Sunday July 22. I do remember Entertainment Earth putting up some Super7 con exclusives on the Sunday night one year. I would keep an eye on their site over that weekend, especially from maybe 5pm when the con ends.

I can't guarantee that things will appear then but it did happen at least once before and normally things do appear there quite soon after the end of the con.

Hopefully you will get lucky and also it's worth checking in with the Super7 site as they've also been known to put things up there.

I'll drop a note here if I notice anything.

Ian
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on July 05, 2018, 10:12:14 AM
SDCC is from July 19 to Sunday July 22.

Thanks! I'll keep an eye out.  Zombie Roll Eyes
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on July 05, 2018, 12:59:49 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/845/28339945967_617b150671_b.jpg)

Hook me up with that!   ;D
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on July 06, 2018, 05:25:04 PM
Of all of the monsters out there, the one I have never liked is the Zombie, and I never really knew why until today. I got my customizable zombie figure in the mail and went on Google to get some ideas and that was when it hit me. The modern zombie is a product of science gone wrong whereas the original movie zombie was a product of magic which required effort and energy, which is why you only saw them 1 or 2 at a time. I guess I am just old fashioned about zombies, and THAT was when I had the perfect idea for a zombie action figure.....Bernie!


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on July 06, 2018, 05:33:04 PM
Of all of the monsters out there, the one I have never liked is the Zombie

Are you sure you're in the right thread?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on July 06, 2018, 06:46:41 PM
Are you sure you're in the right thread?

It's never the wrong thread to diss zombies. 
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on July 06, 2018, 07:18:56 PM
Bernie Wrightson made me appreciate the lowly Zombie.

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ae/8c/35/ae8c35845cbcdd25964061c680da9929.jpg)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Remco Wolfman on July 06, 2018, 07:48:34 PM
Yeah...so Super 7, Universal Monsters and stuff like that ...
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: zombiehorror on July 06, 2018, 08:23:25 PM
The modern zombie is a product of science gone wrong whereas the original movie zombie was a product of magic which required effort and energy, which is why you only saw them 1 or 2 at a time.


Blame Mary Shelley, she created the original science gone wrong zombie.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on July 06, 2018, 08:41:55 PM


Blame Mary Shelley, she created the original science gone wrong zombie.

That's like saying Dracula is a zombie.  The Monster is in a category of its own, especially since it was a new life in a new body.  Still, you are right about Shelley opening the science can of worms.   
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: zombiehorror on July 06, 2018, 08:51:12 PM
That's like saying Dracula is a zombie.

Incorrect; a vampire is living dead but has its own set of supernatural rules.  Zombies are dead bodies brought back to life by various means; and have been shown to walk, run, talk, think, etc. depending on the source material.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on July 06, 2018, 09:50:50 PM
Incorrect; a vampire is living dead but has its own set of supernatural rules.  Zombies are dead bodies brought back to life by various means; and have been shown to walk, run, talk, think, etc. depending on the source material.

Yes, saying Dracula is a zombie is incorrect... just like saying the Monster is a zombie is incorrect. 

Using your own definition, the monster does not qualify: 
Quote
Zombies are dead bodies brought back to life

The Monster is not a dead body brought back to life.  The monster is multiple bodies sewn together, given a new brain, and then brought to life.  It is a new life. 

Just like Dracula is not a zombie, the Monster is not a zombie. 
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: zombiehorror on July 06, 2018, 10:54:16 PM
This is fun; various body parts combined to form one functioning body that is then brought back from a state of death....is still a form of a zombie.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on July 07, 2018, 12:04:40 AM
Yes.  On the same level that Dracula is a zombie, again using your definition:

Quote
Zombies are dead bodies brought back to life by various means; and have been shown to walk, run, talk, think, etc.


Dracula has been brought back to life.  Dracula can walk, run, talk, and think.  He is a living corpse.  Vampires, just like the Frankenstein Monster, can qualify as zombies on the most basic of premises.  The point is they are not zombies, just like the Monster is not a zombie. 

Shelley, in her genius, created a totally and completely new category of monster with the invention of the Monster.  Much like how in the original Hamilton Deane script, Dracula is called a werewolf because he shapeshifts, you can call the Monster a zombie.  However, Dracula is not, in fact, a werewolf just like the Monster is, in fact, not a zombie.  All monsters have things in common.  It doesn't mean they are in the same category. 

This debate occurs in my classes all the time.  Students try to argue that pretty much every monster that returns from the dead is a zombie.  We eventually decide that, through categorization, it is better to classify vampires as vampires and the Monster as a creature/creation and zombies as zombies.

Others, from various parts of the web, tend to agree with me:

http://zombieresearchsociety.com/archives/10099 (http://zombieresearchsociety.com/archives/10099)
https://www.quora.com/Would-Frankensteins-monster-be-classified-as-a-zombie (https://www.quora.com/Would-Frankensteins-monster-be-classified-as-a-zombie)
https://www.darkjaneaustenbookclub.com/2012/08/how-classify-frankensteins-creation (https://www.darkjaneaustenbookclub.com/2012/08/how-classify-frankensteins-creation)

I have never met a single person, in fandom or academia, who believed Shelley's creature was merely a zombie... until now.  I think that does a great disservice to Shelley, Boris Karloff, James Whale, and every other creative who had a part in making the Monster what it is today -- belonging in a class unto itself. 

Can we honestly believe the Monster would have been happy for Frankenstein just to dig up some dead body, zap it, bring it back to life, and call it his mate?  It would be nothing like him.  The Monster was created, like man.  Frankenstein attempted to emulate God by making a man in his own image, not taking a man, one of God's own, and bringing him back from the dead.  That is the difference.  A true understanding of Shelley's work makes the purpose of the monster quite clear, and that purpose makes it wholly distinctive and definitely not just a zombie.   
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: zombiehorror on July 07, 2018, 12:30:56 AM
Yes.  On the same level that Dracula is a zombie, again using your definition:

Dracula has been brought back to life.  Dracula can walk, run, talk, and think.  He is a living corpse.  Vampires, just like the Frankenstein Monster, can qualify as zombies on the most basic of premises.  The point is they are not zombies, just like the Monster is not a zombie.

I don't recall ever saying zombies could be killed with a wooden stake to the heart?  Or could turn into mist?  Or couldn't tolerate sunlight?  Or hated garlic?.....etc., etc.; you know the properties that make a vampire a vampire and not in fact a zombie.

Shelley, in her genius, created a totally and completely new category of monster with the invention of the Monster.


In Shelley's era there was no "zombie" so yes her creation is a zombie or proto-zombie if you will.

This debate occurs in my classes all the time.  Students try to argue that pretty much every monster that returns from the dead is a zombie.


That makes no sense whatsoever since a vampire is not a zombie; what other monsters are there that return from the dead?.

I have never met a single person, in fandom or academia, who believed Shelley's creature was merely a zombie... until now.

Again if you look at the range of portrayals of zombies over the years there have been intelligent zombies along with the more often portrayed aimless-shambling ones; although their tendency for appeasing their appetite is always for human flesh or brains.  Just because the monster had intelligence and was comprised of different bodies doesn't make him any less of a dead body brought back to life; i.e., a jigsaw puzzle zombie created by science.  If there is some kind of "soul" inference in this distinction between "creature/creation" and zombie then that is a whole other philosophical debate.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on July 07, 2018, 01:55:49 AM

Oh, yeah?

Well, how many zombies can dance on the head of a pin?


(And when do the Super 7 Zombies hit the stores?)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Palifan on July 07, 2018, 02:17:04 AM
Well I for one am still wondering what those Super7 trainers will look like  :D

Ian
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: the_last_gunslinger on July 07, 2018, 08:38:57 AM
The argument over whether or not Frankenstein's Monster is a zombie is proving most interesting. Both positions are sound, so I'm not really sure which side I'd go with. it depends on how one defines the word "zombie."

Aura of Foreboding, I'm not really seeing the distinction between a corpse being brought back to life, and a composite corpse being brought back to life with a new brain. Like, let's say we have creatures everyone considers zombies (from the Walking Dead, Return of the Living Dead, whatever) and you dismembered them, sowed their parts together and then gave it a functioning human brain. Is it not a zombie anymore? At what point does it cease being a zombie? The addition of the brain? How is that different than RotLD zombies that can think and talk? Does the method of resurrection matter? The fact that multiple bodies were used in its creation?

Not saying I agree or disagree, I'm just genuinely interested. I've never been privy to a discussion on zombie existentialism before.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on July 07, 2018, 10:29:56 AM
What was this thread about again?  ???

Oh well, here's another Wrightson zombie.  ;)

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/bd/be/08/bdbe085585b1de80a6f50cfce6e35f7d.jpg)

BTW, saying the Frankenstein Monster is a form of a zombie is not only a real stretch...it's silly. Hell, these days even zombies aren't really zombies- they're ghouls. The popular flesh eating "zombie" was first introduced in Night Of The Living Dead (1968) and they were referred to as "ghouls" in that classic film. Later on people commonly called them "zombies" and that version of the undead has been widely known as zombies since. The classic zombie was a corpse raised through voodoo magic to do manual labor or destroy enemies. Vampires aren't zombies, the Monster isn't a zombie...give it up, it's a weak argument.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: zombiehorror on July 07, 2018, 10:55:23 AM
We need a clean up on aisle 6 in this page.

In Night of the Living Dead the "zombies" were also described as "mishappen monsters"...mmmmm.....who else could fit under such a description?  The monster although created from different parts was before his "rebirth" an "inanimate body" as Shelley describes him; as well as a "demoniacal corpse".   A term very fitting of many a zombie.

And if you want to look at the definition of a ghoul, George Romero's reanimated corpses were not in fact ghouls; they were the risen dead.

Are Herbert West's experiments not zombies?  Sure he didn't stitch a body together but had he done so the result would have been the same as injecting any other corpse with his serum; the same goes for Dr. Frankenstein, he could have saved himself 2 years worth of work and just brought back a prepackaged model.  In the end he didn't really do what males and females do or what nature or "God", if you will, does he didn't create something from the fundamentals of life; there was no egg, no sperm.  Just a body brought back from the dead; a confused and tormented zombie.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on July 07, 2018, 12:02:35 PM
We need a clean up on aisle 6 in this page.


OK--they're all MONSTERS. Now get a mop. :angel: 8)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on July 07, 2018, 01:02:48 PM
We need a clean up on aisle 6 in this page.
You're the one making the biggest mess. The way to clean it up is to just drop it...if your overblown ego and sense of insecurity will allow that.

I was just mentioning what "zombie", "vampires", and "Frankenstein Monster", are most commonly perceived as, and you go to ridiculous lengths to try to prove silly points which should have never been made in the first place.

The best thing about a message board is that we don't have to be around aggravating individuals such as yourself in person. And, we can just begin the beautiful practice of ignoring further argument over such nonsensical points made just to vainly attempt to save face since you foolishly committed yourself to defending such a dumbassed viewpoint to begin with.  :)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on July 07, 2018, 01:10:52 PM

So...  what's the latest news about Super 7's Universal Monsters?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: zombiehorror on July 07, 2018, 01:37:54 PM
So...  what's the latest news about Super 7's Universal Monsters?


Nadda....we're just entertaining ourselves and filling a void, waiting for an announcement.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: the_horror_man on July 07, 2018, 02:53:46 PM
I never thought of Frankenstein's Monster as a zombie. I don't think of zombies as monsters. Monsters to me are like Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Wolf Man, The Mummy, Godzilla, King Kong etc.

Zombies, by what has been demonstrated in film, are primarily bodies rising from the dead where the brain still functions on a very basic level. Usually they rise from undetermined causes or voodoo. They are usually flesh eaters who can be put down by shots to the head. Frankenstein doesn't demonstrate any of these criteria. Also, he was reanimated by electricity. I do not recall any zombie films where electricity was the cause of them rising from the dead.

thm



 
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on July 07, 2018, 07:16:03 PM
I'll answer this and then will return focus to Super 7. 

Aura of Foreboding, I'm not really seeing the distinction between a corpse being brought back to life, and a composite corpse being brought back to life with a new brain. Like, let's say we have creatures everyone considers zombies (from the Walking Dead, Return of the Living Dead, whatever) and you dismembered them, sowed their parts together and then gave it a functioning human brain. Is it not a zombie anymore? At what point does it cease being a zombie? The addition of the brain? How is that different than RotLD zombies that can think and talk? Does the method of resurrection matter? The fact that multiple bodies were used in its creation?

Not saying I agree or disagree, I'm just genuinely interested. I've never been privy to a discussion on zombie existentialism before.

A zombie, in the traditional sense, is a single corpse, usually soulless.  In older folklore, dating back to the 17th century (yes, zombies did exist in literature as early as the 1600s, predating Shelley), the body would be used as a pawn, controlled by another person. 

The whole point of Frankenstein was creating a man - making a body, giving it life, but more than that -- giving it a soul, making a man in Victor's own image.  Victor intended to make a man, not a monster.  When someone resurrected the dead in the form of a zombie, it was generally to act as a pawn, to make a monster.  Victor wanted to make a human being.  Shelley's novel never really delved into the "how" of bringing the Monster to life.  But it was distinctly portrayed as an experiment to make a man, not a pawn, not a zombie, but a man.  The man, mostly because of his treatment by others, became a monster.  It is a morality tale on multiple levels, and Shelley's creation -- the Monster -- is distinct from any monster that came before -- not only because of the method, but also the intent.  Victor did not create a zombie.  He was not some voodoo priest.  He was a scientist who dared to play God.  His creation was never anything that had lived before.  It was his own, designed down to the fingernails, given a brain and brought to life for the first time ever -- not resurrecting something that had existed before.  Shelley really created a new breed of Monster, and I think we should honor that because it's not easy to do.     
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on July 07, 2018, 07:38:52 PM
That's like saying Dracula is a zombie.  The Monster is in a category of its own, especially since it was a new life in a new body.  Still, you are right about Shelley opening the science can of worms.   

To me, modern zombies seem like classic Mummy combined with classic Vampire with a little bit of Werewolf thrown in for effect. I would like to see someone return to the classic zombie. Meanwhile Bernie from Weekend at Bernie's would be a cool one off figure.


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Remco Wolfman on July 07, 2018, 08:10:01 PM
Is this an organized derailment of a thread or is the heat of summer causing everyone to lose their minds and disregard basic decorum of posting in a forum?

I actually find this lively debate entertaining and I would love for it to result in a collaboration to create a full classification system for supernatural and cryptozoological beings allocated into kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus and species. I just can't figure how it is even mildly related to Super 7 or Modern Monster Toys. It only vaguely touches on the Universal Monsters themselves. Perhaps General Discussion or even Classic Monster Movies subforums?

This isn't a lecture, rather I think this debate will be lost for the ages buried in an unrelated thread.

 I'm hoping Super 7 releases the first 4 (non-SDCC exclusive) action figures in conjunction with SDCC. I'm itching for that Mutant (as well as the rest). The other 4 (one figure as yet unannounced) around Halloween.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on July 07, 2018, 08:38:08 PM
I think this debate will be lost for the ages buried in an unrelated thread.

I am okay with this.

Quote
I'm hoping Super 7 releases the first 4 (non-SDCC exclusive) action figures in conjunction with SDCC. I'm itching for that Mutant (as well as the rest). The other 4 (one figure as yet unannounced) around Halloween.

Yeah, I am interested in seeing some definite release dates.  I am dying to get these. 
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on July 08, 2018, 10:18:54 PM
Got this set from Extremesets in the mail this weekend. It consists of 8 panels, 4 wall and 4 floor panels and there are 2 of each panel. They are 1/6 scale. I got them to use with my Readysetz City playset to expand the possibilities of it.
(https://i.imgur.com/7JfF8gn.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/AmgPheS.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/XopQ1TN.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/g2FW1ep.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/pVO7ucS.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/8fX1syb.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/bazgvd1.jpg)


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Remco Wolfman on July 09, 2018, 10:31:19 AM
Super 7 monster beverages (I can't post a pic now) but here's the link:

(https://scontent-ort2-2.cdninstagram.com/vp/5abd740d21ef7d6f730120dbd4614cfe/5BE799F7/t51.2885-15/e35/36480118_266948553856084_2083710448875601920_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on July 09, 2018, 12:10:23 PM
Super 7 monster beverages (I can't post a pic now) but here's the link:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BlA9J-MD--_/?hl=en&taken-by=super7 (https://www.instagram.com/p/BlA9J-MD--_/?hl=en&taken-by=super7)

Ok...I gotta have those. As long as they arent like $10 a bottle.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Wolfman on July 09, 2018, 01:11:27 PM
Is this an organized derailment of a thread or is the heat of summer causing everyone to lose their minds and disregard basic decorum of posting in a forum?

I actually find this lively debate entertaining and I would love for it to result in a collaboration to create a full classification system for supernatural and cryptozoological beings allocated into kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus and species. I just can't figure how it is even mildly related to Super 7 or Modern Monster Toys. It only vaguely touches on the Universal Monsters themselves. Perhaps General Discussion or even Classic Monster Movies subforums?

This isn't a lecture, rather I think this debate will be lost for the ages buried in an unrelated thread.

 I'm hoping Super 7 releases the first 4 (non-SDCC exclusive) action figures in conjunction with SDCC. I'm itching for that Mutant (as well as the rest). The other 4 (one figure as yet unannounced) around Halloween.
Amen to that brother. Other than the original NOTLD, I'm zombied-out. Let's get back on track, talk Super 7 and the classic monsters.

JP
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on July 09, 2018, 01:12:23 PM
Amen to that brother. Other than the original NOTLD, I'm zombied-out. Let's get back on track, talk Super 7 and the classic monsters.

JP

I guess you know, JP....I will have those soda pops,lol.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: zombiehorror on July 09, 2018, 01:35:06 PM
Super 7 monster beverages (I can't post a pic now) but here's the link:


Those will go nicely with the Frankenstein and Bride sodas that World Market carried a few years ago.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on July 09, 2018, 01:43:24 PM
I'll take a bottle of apple!  :)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on July 09, 2018, 01:49:08 PM
Wow!  That artwork!  Is it original? 
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on July 09, 2018, 01:51:05 PM
Wow!  That artwork!  Is it original?


I think it's colorized photos.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Wolfman on July 09, 2018, 02:19:11 PM
I guess you know, JP....I will have those soda pops,lol.
I believe they've already set aside the first set for you.lol

JP
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on July 09, 2018, 03:09:25 PM
I just noticed they are SDCC exclusives. Boo. Whats up with the stuff I like being impossible to get,lol? First the Habib's cups in Brazil only (mercifully enuff a friend helped me out to get those), and now sodas that will probably cost the gdp of a small country. Rats! :'(
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on July 09, 2018, 03:26:34 PM
IF ANYONE IS ATTENDING THE CON, AND CAN HELP ME GET A SET OF THE SODAS: SEND ME A PM. THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: zombiehorror on July 09, 2018, 09:03:30 PM
"Limited print portraits by Jason Edmiston! These gorgeous giclee prints are a signed and numbered edition and measures 18″ x 24″. Printed on heavy, textured, acid-free paper using archival inks perfectly matched to the vibrant colors of the original acrylic paintings. Printed by Dave Correia. SDCC Exclusive Edition of 100 prints. $60 each."

(https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/36884110_10156647749785820_4724662139556462592_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=f87848ef97bbc9d1c7664b9baa0f9aa6&oe=5BDD4361)

(https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/36861245_10156647749745820_7758330293865414656_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=b22e5a53a29f2eb9c5ae644f22b2469b&oe=5BE7C01C)

(https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/36832153_10156647749925820_6513006772658110464_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=c3f88f1078eaabdf8da196f5419f503c&oe=5BD7BE81)

(https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/36876764_10156647749770820_5296679464724332544_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=44d99594c06aeded0733e213b4738079&oe=5BEC7576)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on July 09, 2018, 09:27:23 PM
Limited print portraits by Jason Edmiston!

Very nice!  :)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Remco Wolfman on July 09, 2018, 10:00:33 PM
Check out the Frankenstein lighters. Super 7 is awesome.
http://super7hq.com/news/universal-monsters-boodega-monstore (http://super7hq.com/news/universal-monsters-boodega-monstore)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on July 09, 2018, 10:09:36 PM
Check out the Frankenstein lighters. Super 7 is awesome.
[url]http://super7hq.com/news/universal-monsters-boodega-monstore[/url] ([url]http://super7hq.com/news/universal-monsters-boodega-monstore[/url])


(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1822/29442277878_f9ea64f0a4_c.jpg)

The perfect item to hand out to trick-or-treaters next October.

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on July 09, 2018, 10:56:58 PM
Now we know about the artwork.  Can't wait to see what else they do with it!  It is just as good as the lunchbox art we never got.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Remco Wolfman on July 11, 2018, 11:15:45 AM
Hahah! I LOVE Super 7! I also feel for poor Mike Scott. These exclusives have got to be killing you.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BlF5TBBjqUh/?hl=en&taken-by=super7 (https://www.instagram.com/p/BlF5TBBjqUh/?hl=en&taken-by=super7)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: darkmonkeygod on July 11, 2018, 01:49:33 PM
The apparel:

http://super7hq.com/news/universal-monsters-apparel-at-boodega-pop-up-event (http://super7hq.com/news/universal-monsters-apparel-at-boodega-pop-up-event)

Sizes on the tees run from XS to 4XL and they are $25 each, sizes on the Creature Embroidered Crewneck Sweatshirt run from XS to 3XL and they are $45 each.

(http://super7hq.com/uploads/11/15/SDCC18_Shirts_PROMO-15.jpg)

(http://super7hq.com/uploads/03/15/SDCC18_Shirts_PROMO-14.jpg)

(http://super7hq.com/uploads/06/07/SDCC18_Shirts_PROMO-12.jpg)

(http://super7hq.com/uploads/03/04/SDCC18_Shirts_PROMO-11.jpg)

(http://super7hq.com/uploads/08/06/SDCC18_Shirts_PROMO-16.jpg)

(http://super7hq.com/uploads/07/10/SDCC18_Shirts_PROMO-13.jpg)

Also, there’s Wolf Man pomade.

(https://instagram.fatl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/vp/0a7908c961dd20ca4b3ab644875f4fc7/5BD113A9/t51.2885-15/e35/36148930_607942229585099_8560366447996436480_n.jpg)

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on July 11, 2018, 02:30:44 PM
I also feel for poor Mike Scott. These exclusives have got to be killing you.


Some are (especially the carded figure). Others, not so much.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on July 11, 2018, 04:13:37 PM

([url]http://super7hq.com/uploads/11/15/SDCC18_Shirts_PROMO-15.jpg[/url])



This is cool.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on July 11, 2018, 04:20:59 PM
Some of these products are clever, and aimed at younger folk. Esp. the Wolfman hair paste. Classic.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on July 11, 2018, 04:56:34 PM

I haven't seen a single item that I want, yet.


(The Frank Bucket is a maybe.  A different sculpt on a Frank Soaky Bottle scale would be very nice.)

 
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on July 11, 2018, 05:02:01 PM
I haven't seen a single item that I want, yet.

You didn't like the "Fire Bad!" lighter?  ;D
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on July 11, 2018, 05:26:38 PM
I haven't seen a single item that I want, yet.

The Transylvania shirt would have been nicer had they gone with Dracula's Castle from the film and not IRL.  haha
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on July 11, 2018, 06:17:26 PM
You didn't like the "Fire Bad!" lighter?  ;D


Not if it costs more than any other cheapie lighter.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: darkmonkeygod on July 11, 2018, 07:28:41 PM
(The Frank Bucket is a maybe.  A different sculpt on a Frank Soaky Bottle scale would be very nice.)

A different sculpt from the one produced by Anaglyph Sculpture?

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on July 11, 2018, 07:31:21 PM
A different sculpt from the one produced by Anaglyph Sculpture?

Beats me.  One of the pictures had a different-looking Frank.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: darkmonkeygod on July 11, 2018, 07:38:37 PM
Beats me.  One of the pictures had a different-looking Frank.


Different from these? Or do you mean different from the Colgate Soaky?

(http://anaglyphsculpture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/20180628_082112.jpg)


Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: The Red Death 30 on July 11, 2018, 08:07:16 PM
Was reading their Instagram.  Lighters are $3.  Correction on the print artist, it's not Edmiston.  It's Ed Repka who did most of the classic Megadeth album covers
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on July 11, 2018, 08:11:35 PM
Different from these? Or do you mean different from the Colgate Soaky?

([url]http://anaglyphsculpture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/20180628_082112.jpg[/url])


Different from the Colgate.

The one in the picture looks very nice.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: darkmonkeygod on July 11, 2018, 09:12:54 PM
Different from the Colgate.

The one in the picture look very nice.

I too like these quite a bit and am looking forward to them. We sure are getting a lot of Universal Monsters goodness from Super7!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on July 11, 2018, 09:24:20 PM
I too like these quite a bit and am looking forward to them. We sure are getting a lot of Universal Monsters goodness from Super7!

Too bad there is no Dracula.

Moleman would have been very cool - but it is a real shame that there is no Dracula.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on July 11, 2018, 09:35:35 PM
Considering the Dracula soda and puzzle, I would be surprised if we didn't get a Dracula.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: darkmonkeygod on July 11, 2018, 09:47:14 PM
Too bad there is no Dracula.

Moleman would have been very cool - but it is a real shame that there is no Dracula.

A 'lil bat might have told me not to count the Count out. And remember, a lot of these photos are from a trade show.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on July 12, 2018, 12:27:34 AM
A 'lil bat might have told me not to count the Count out. And remember, a lot of these photos are from a trade show.

Best (toy) news I've heard all year!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: knewby on July 12, 2018, 08:37:11 AM
the soaky's look super nice....my ass is gonna be broke this fall....Larry
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: AndyFish on July 12, 2018, 11:04:50 AM
Wow-- I'm going to be at the show from Monday the 16th to Monday the 23rd-- initially I was going to check out the Bodega on Friday night but got word lines can be hours long-- I don't do lines, ever.  I'd rather spend that time at a restaurant with friends.  But with all this stuff I'll try passing by around 10:30 and see if things have quieted down.

It's really a shame that the shop is likely filled with scalpers out to make a buck rather than just fans.  I wouldn't mind waiting in line with folks that just like the stuff.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Joseph_Baeza on July 12, 2018, 01:50:27 PM
All I can say is that between Super 7, Mezco and NECA, the Rondo award for best toy/collectible for 2018 is going to be very competitive and interesting!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on July 12, 2018, 02:02:57 PM
As far as I am concerned, if there is an award for novelty, it goes to the Wolfman Hair paste. The only way it couldve been better would've been if they made it WEREWOLF OF LONDON hair paste. After all...His hair was perfect. ;) 8)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Remco Wolfman on July 16, 2018, 03:52:13 PM
Mummy Toilet Paper (points for wit and humor):
https://www.instagram.com/p/BlTeauFjtKa/?taken-by=super7 (https://www.instagram.com/p/BlTeauFjtKa/?taken-by=super7)

Monster Shoes - 4 varieties (not a fan, at all):
https://www.instagram.com/p/BlTheaNDcfw/?taken-by=super7 (https://www.instagram.com/p/BlTheaNDcfw/?taken-by=super7)

This link also has additional views of the shoes:
http://super7hq.com/news/universal-monsters-boodega-monstore (http://super7hq.com/news/universal-monsters-boodega-monstore)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on July 16, 2018, 04:19:54 PM

Monster Shoes - 4 varieties (not a fan, at all):


Yeah, they can keep those.  :P
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on July 16, 2018, 04:49:35 PM
The detail on the shoes is superb.  The medallion on the back of the Dracula shoe, the staples on the Frankenstein...  Really cool, actually.  And shoes are in...  really, really in with young guys right now.  I don't really understand it, but these are cool for what they are.  Not for my collection, but I can appreciate the aesthetic.   
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on July 16, 2018, 04:54:20 PM
Not for my collection, but I can appreciate the aesthetic.   

Mine needer! (Even if they had Creature ones.)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on July 16, 2018, 05:27:06 PM
...Monster Shoes - 4 varieties (not a fan, at all):... 

Just somewhat colorful shoes - what's the "monster" part?

I can see someone buying these for a kid that likes the look. but not because they are monster related.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on July 16, 2018, 06:33:05 PM
- what's the "monster" part?

Very little. On the back of the Drac shoe is his medallion. Frank has scars on his, etc.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on July 16, 2018, 07:05:24 PM
On the back of the Drac shoe is his medallion. Frank has scars on his, etc.


Really nice detail on the medallion.
(http://super7hq.com/uploads/03/02/Saucony_PROMO-08.jpg)

This shoe looks more like Karloff than most licensed masks!
(http://super7hq.com/uploads/03/04/Saucony_PROMO-07.jpg)

Mutant veins
(http://super7hq.com/uploads/03/03/Saucony_PROMO-06.jpg)

Furry!
(http://super7hq.com/uploads/03/12/Saucony_PROMO-05.jpg)

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on July 16, 2018, 08:15:39 PM
I would love the sodas and the Wolfman hair paste. If I could just, you know, buy them. With no hoops or inflated secondary market prices to pay. But alas....I cannot. So i probably shall never have them.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: the_last_gunslinger on July 16, 2018, 08:17:37 PM
I strangely like the shoes even though they are scant on actual monster detail. I think the color schemes of each captures the essence of the monster they represent. I can't imagine picking them up for myself, but they're nice to look at.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: The Batman on July 17, 2018, 11:02:53 PM
The apparel:

http://super7hq.com/news/universal-monsters-apparel-at-boodega-pop-up-event (http://super7hq.com/news/universal-monsters-apparel-at-boodega-pop-up-event)

Sizes on the tees run from XS to 4XL and they are $25 each, sizes on the Creature Embroidered Crewneck Sweatshirt run from XS to 3XL and they are $45 each.

(http://super7hq.com/uploads/11/15/SDCC18_Shirts_PROMO-15.jpg)


'Love the design concept and the vibe!      8)



Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Remco Wolfman on July 19, 2018, 10:15:34 AM
Creature mask:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BlakQH9lCAB/?hl=en&taken-by=super7 (https://www.instagram.com/p/BlakQH9lCAB/?hl=en&taken-by=super7)
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/840/28622840797_b588830b5a_z.jpg)

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on July 19, 2018, 10:55:40 AM
Looks a awful lot like this Retro-a-go-go flat metal mask.
http://www.retroagogo.com/fish-face-gilly-mask-metal-sign/ (http://www.retroagogo.com/fish-face-gilly-mask-metal-sign/)

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on July 19, 2018, 04:29:57 PM
Creature mask:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BlakQH9lCAB/?hl=en&taken-by=super7 (https://www.instagram.com/p/BlakQH9lCAB/?hl=en&taken-by=super7)
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/840/28622840797_b588830b5a_z.jpg)

I love this!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: darkmonkeygod on July 20, 2018, 10:04:41 PM
Looks a awful lot like this Retro-a-go-go flat metal mask.
[url]http://www.retroagogo.com/fish-face-gilly-mask-metal-sign/[/url] ([url]http://www.retroagogo.com/fish-face-gilly-mask-metal-sign/[/url])


Good eye, Mike! Doug designed both, and I think Retro-a-go-go produced these for S7!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on July 20, 2018, 10:49:39 PM
Good eye, Mike! Doug designed both, and I think Retro-a-go-go produced these for S7!

So, is it flat, or 3 dimensional? And who's Doug?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on July 20, 2018, 11:10:42 PM
Whew! A hundred bucks!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Super7-Creature-From-Black-Lagoon-Retro-Monster-Mask-Universal-Movie-Official/253766368721?hash=item3b15a77dd1%3Ag%3Aa3cAAOSwEMdbUotZ&_sop=10&_sacat=0&_nkw=universal+monsters+Creature&_from=R40%7CR40&rt=nc (https://www.ebay.com/itm/Super7-Creature-From-Black-Lagoon-Retro-Monster-Mask-Universal-Movie-Official/253766368721?hash=item3b15a77dd1%3Ag%3Aa3cAAOSwEMdbUotZ&_sop=10&_sacat=0&_nkw=universal+monsters+Creature&_from=R40%7CR40&rt=nc)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Hopefullygoodgrammar on July 21, 2018, 09:18:22 AM
Here's one for less

And does anyone know if these'll be re-released alongside the others pictured?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Super7-Creature-From-Black-Lagoon-Retro-Monster-Mask-Universal-Movie-Official/223069784628?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D52953%26meid%3Db3e8529293144858ae1b3f5856894d28%26pid%3D100678%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D223069784628%26itm%3D223069784628&_trksid=p2481888.c100678.m3607&_trkparms=pageci%3Acc794791-8cf0-11e8-b2ae-74dbd180dcfe%7Cparentrq%3Abd33d6b71640aa67f28e1381fff586da%7Ciid%3A1 (https://www.ebay.com/itm/Super7-Creature-From-Black-Lagoon-Retro-Monster-Mask-Universal-Movie-Official/223069784628?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D52953%26meid%3Db3e8529293144858ae1b3f5856894d28%26pid%3D100678%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D223069784628%26itm%3D223069784628&_trksid=p2481888.c100678.m3607&_trkparms=pageci%3Acc794791-8cf0-11e8-b2ae-74dbd180dcfe%7Cparentrq%3Abd33d6b71640aa67f28e1381fff586da%7Ciid%3A1)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: AndyFish on July 21, 2018, 09:41:23 AM
Went to the Boodega last night, got there right at 845 and they’d already been letting people in so they were out of the sneakers and pomade.  The Creature Halloween Mask is great, but the box it comes in is even better, shades of Ben Cooper mixed with Retro A Go Go.  3D and only $15.  The Box is as collectible as the mask.

Grabbed the figures which they seemed to have plenty of, but they limited everyone to two sets.  They were very accommodating, if you wanted an unpunched set they’d get it from the back.

Very nice shop.  The Buckets rocked and so did the prints and shirts.  I may go back tonight!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on July 21, 2018, 11:34:35 AM
3D and only $15.

And those rat bastards want $75 and $100!

Does anybody know where (link) Super 7 will be selling these online, if anywhere?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: AndyFish on July 21, 2018, 11:56:17 AM
Super7 is very fan friendly, I would imagine they’ll have a version of these on their website eventually, so I’d avoid paying scalper prices.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on July 21, 2018, 12:37:21 PM
I hope Super 7 offer the sodas on the website. I want them, but no one has any sets on ebay, and I ain't going to San Diego for pop.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on July 21, 2018, 12:57:42 PM
. . so I’d avoid paying scalper prices.

I maybe dumb, but I ain't crazy!  ;D
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Remco Wolfman on July 21, 2018, 01:28:51 PM
A few comments:

(1)If I were a betting man I would bet the Creature mask ends up in their website. In other related news they will be making other monster masks of the same type (Wolfman etc.). The box for the mask is awesome.

(2) I would imagine the ReAction figures will hit their website right after SDCC ends. I think they'll have extras.

(3) The Wolfman hair stuff and shoes sold out almost immediately last night.

(4) While it was initially advertised as opening at 9PM they altered the schedule and opened the Boodega at 5 PM.
 
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: MrDark1 on July 22, 2018, 03:24:36 AM
Man! Some really Cool Classic Monsters collectibles from Super 7. 
Love the Creature Retro Mask-the box art is great!  I hope the cover art means we will get a
Strange Frankenstein version, as well as Wolf Man, and Bride as illustrated.

Never heard of Super 7, at first I thought this was one of those quicky-marts, or a department store even.
They have created some really nice items, I hope they offer those prints on their site, as they are very desirable! 
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on July 22, 2018, 09:56:49 AM
Never heard of Super 7, at first I thought this was one of those quicky-marts

I'm going down to the Super 7. You want me to bring you a Slushy?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on July 22, 2018, 11:21:08 AM
...
(4) While it was initially advertised as opening at 9PM they altered the schedule and opened the Boodega at 5 PM.

Oooh.  That must have pissed off some attendees who had their evening all timed out and decided to grab an early supper before showing up at the doors!

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: AndyFish on July 22, 2018, 11:48:05 AM
I was disappointed because my son wanted a can of the Wolfman Pomeade and my wife wanted Wolfman sneakers and both were sold out.  But the people who watched their social media account scored, I was busy at the con.  No worries.  The line of people I waited with at 845 were all in great spirits, same when they shopped.  The store was done up like the inside of a haunted house, all black and gothic and it was an experience that was a lot of fun.

So no hard feelings from any of the 30 or so people I was with.  We were all glad this was a hit.  It means more monsters.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Hopefullygoodgrammar on July 22, 2018, 01:00:26 PM
A few comments:

(1)If I were a betting man I would bet the Creature mask ends up in their website. In other related news they will be making other monster masks of the same type (Wolfman etc.). The box for the mask is awesome.

(2) I would imagine the ReAction figures will hit their website right after SDCC ends. I think they'll have extras.

(3) The Wolfman hair stuff and shoes sold out almost immediately last night.

(4) While it was initially advertised as opening at 9PM they altered the schedule and opened the Boodega at 5 PM.

How do you know that there will be more masks? Am I not understanding this?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on July 22, 2018, 06:43:50 PM
The Reaction Monsters are already on Ebay, some at outrageous prices. Trying to grab that quick desperate score before the figures hit the site.


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on July 22, 2018, 07:00:05 PM
My question is where will the stuff like the mask and whatnot be on the site?  It doesn't seem to fit into any of the categories they have...  And I wouldn't want to miss them.  :)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: geezer butler on July 22, 2018, 07:08:56 PM
Yeah my little bro went there and bought a set of the Super 7 UM. He sent me pictures of other UM stuff. Im pretty jealous. We live in Arizona so i was gonna fly to socal for the weekend, but my wife put the kibosh on those plans. In fairness we're a few weeks away from moving back to the Motor City, so not good timing. Still im sad. :-[
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Remco Wolfman on July 22, 2018, 07:15:09 PM
How do you know that there will be more masks? Am I not understanding this?
I spoke with the owner of Super 7. The Frankenstein masks weren't quite ready for the Boodega
 
My question is where will the stuff like the mask and whatnot be on the site?  It doesn't seem to fit into any of the categories they have...  And I wouldn't want to miss them.  :)
Facebook and Instagram announcements are your best bet. I don't have Facebook or Instagram so I'm no help there.

Oooh.  That must have pissed off some attendees who had their evening all timed out and decided to grab an early supper before showing up at the doors!


They changed the time a week or so ago in all their official advertisements. It did mildly irritate those who booked flights to San Diego just for this event only to see the time change after they booked their non-refundable flight. All in all these people I speak of were still okay with it because they were only an hour late and got everything they wanted except the Wolfman Pomade.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on July 22, 2018, 08:29:13 PM
Okay.  I will keep an eye out.  Hopefully they don't all sell out! 
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Remco Wolfman on July 23, 2018, 09:39:41 AM
Here is what's left (including the ReAction figures) GO!!!
https://super7.com/collections/san-diego-comic-con-2018-items
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on July 23, 2018, 09:55:40 AM
Here is what's left (including the ReAction figures) GO!!!
https://super7.com/collections/san-diego-comic-con-2018-items

Not a lot.

But, they didn't have anything I wanted at the con, anyway.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Hopefullygoodgrammar on July 23, 2018, 10:08:38 AM
Here is what's left (including the ReAction figures) GO!!!
https://super7.com/collections/san-diego-comic-con-2018-items

Aww, man. I wish I had money.

By the way, what is your signature quote from?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on July 23, 2018, 10:16:12 AM
Aww, man. I wish I had money.

By the way, what is your signature quote from?

I think it is from one of the Bigfoot legends, but I'll be damned if I can remember which one - Remco Wolfman?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: StyreneDude on July 23, 2018, 10:23:43 AM
Here is what's left (including the ReAction figures) GO!!!
https://super7.com/collections/san-diego-comic-con-2018-items

Thanks RW...I was able to snag a set of the figures for $60 so all those lovely Ebay scalpers can stick theirs where the sun don't shine!

I already spent over $400 for the art prints and one of the creature masks. Scalpers piss me off to no end. But i guess it's still cheaper than going to SDCC.

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: StyreneDude on July 23, 2018, 10:32:51 AM
On a side note...I think those four Ed Repka prints are gorgeous, and only $50 apiece which is reasonable unlike those Alex Ross ones last year which were a joke.


Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on July 23, 2018, 10:34:43 AM
Here is what's left

Got the Reaction Creature carded figure! (Thanks, UMA guys!) So, you think that's it? No pennants, pins, bottles, etc.?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on July 23, 2018, 10:41:54 AM
No sodas, No Wolfman hair paste. Oh well, money saved. :'(
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Remco Wolfman on July 23, 2018, 10:43:06 AM
I know for a fact there are still masks...and soda. Probably pennants too. The pins are likely sold out.  They have been continuing to add stuff to that link (for example the glow Crimson Ghost on the Remco style card). I bet you see some more stuff come out. If someone REALLY wants the soda or something they may want to call the San Diego store first thing tomorrow (I think they are closed today) and see if they will ship it.

I know the Wolfman Pomade and shoes sold out almost immediately. The Frankenstein lighters and Mummy TP sold out the first night.
 
My signature quote is a quote from mountaineer Alexander Tewnion...

And some pictures that may interest:
The Creature Mask Box:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/921/41791401330_36a1c72d3d_z.jpg)

Frankenstein Bucket - these were display only. Not for sale yet (sorry for the quality they were behind glaring glass):
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/848/41791401950_c2ddca97b2_z.jpg)

Creature Bucket - again not yet for sale
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/926/41791401500_a022e0b7f5_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on July 23, 2018, 12:00:02 PM
Thanks so much!  I picked up Wolfie, Mummy, and Creech.  Would love the mask.  We'll see if they post it.  :)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on July 23, 2018, 12:36:15 PM
I know for a fact there are still masks...

Oh yeah, the masks! Would like one of those, fer sure! I'd have to go back and look, but the rest of the SDCC Creature stuff I can probably live without.

I want most of the stuff coming out for Halloween(?), though!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on July 23, 2018, 01:27:09 PM
How much did those Creature masks sell for at SDCC?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: AndyFish on July 23, 2018, 02:04:09 PM
The masks were $15
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: MadCow on July 23, 2018, 05:47:05 PM
Woop! I got my order for the set and my Remco Crimson Ghost as well.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on July 23, 2018, 07:33:17 PM
Creature is sold out! Hope you got yours!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: deadonarrival on July 23, 2018, 07:41:06 PM
Creature is sold out! Hope you got yours!
I just placed an oder about a 1/2 hour ago. I wonder if i got the last one.  ;)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on July 23, 2018, 07:50:20 PM
I was glad to see Creature sell out.  I hope the others do soon.  Good to see people interested in our monsters! 
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on July 23, 2018, 09:11:50 PM
I just placed an oder about a 1/2 hour ago. I wonder if i got the last one.  ;)

Could be!  :)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on July 23, 2018, 09:13:33 PM
I went to ebay for the sodas. Now I will be sweating bullets for their arrival. Glass don'tcha know.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on July 23, 2018, 11:10:52 PM
Just got everything I wanted except the Creature, he was out of stock.


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on July 23, 2018, 11:28:43 PM
Just got everything I wanted except the Creature, he was out of stock.


CCC.

It was Mike's fault.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Remco Wolfman on July 23, 2018, 11:38:27 PM
It was Mike's fault.

Yep, it was Mike's fault. Can you even imagine how many people out there are missing a full set of monsters in heaven knows how many formats because Mike went ahead and bought up all the Creatures? He's been breaking monster kid completist hearts for years...
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on July 24, 2018, 01:26:00 AM
And the Mutant is gone.  Didn't get him, so you can't blame me!   :laugh:
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: MadCow on July 24, 2018, 03:09:00 AM
And the Mutant is gone.  Didn't get him, so you can't blame me!   :laugh:

I almost didn't buy the Mutant. My collecting is mainly focused around the Big 5, but, he was just too cool looking to pass up.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on July 24, 2018, 08:42:05 AM
Just got everything I wanted except the Creature, he was out of stock.

I'll sell you mine for $79.00.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on July 24, 2018, 10:25:43 AM
Got one on ebay for $45. 3X for only 1 of them isn't bad.


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on July 24, 2018, 10:26:00 AM
I almost didn't buy the Mutant. My collecting is mainly focused around the Big 5, but, he was just too cool looking to pass up.

Yeah, he was cool.  But, to me, he wasn't 15 dollars cool.  See, I'd rather they go deeper into the Big 5 characters' movies.  Less Hunchback and more Van Helsing.  Less Mole People and more Fritz.  We'll see what they do.  Hopefully a play set or two.   ;D
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on July 24, 2018, 11:25:32 AM
I don't see any stores online offering pre-orders for the standard release figures yet. Wonder why? ???
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on July 24, 2018, 12:04:36 PM
Wonder why? ???

Not close enough to Halloween, yet?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Remco Wolfman on July 24, 2018, 12:56:27 PM
Not close enough to Halloween, yet?

I actually asked them when the ReAction regular releases would be coming out and they were super coy. Literally gave me no response "uh yeah, don't know".

The buckets they said would be in the fall. I was surprised they didn't have more of the upcoming monster stuff displayed at the Boodega. Only the buckets.

I do know this about Super 7. IF the monsters sell they will be willing to go as far into the monster closet as people are willing to buy. Way further than Funko ever would have. They sell in smaller quantities with less reliance on actual stores (at a bit higher cost) so they are willing to take some gambles because they aren't trying to sell a million units of each figure.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on July 24, 2018, 01:12:23 PM
Well, I ma in for playsets and things of that nature. Not just for the collectibility of it all either. One day I hope to have grandchildren. I want them to be able to play with monster toys.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on July 24, 2018, 01:59:31 PM
I actually asked them when the ReAction regular releases would be coming out and they were super coy. Literally gave me no response "uh yeah, don't know".

The buckets they said would be in the fall. I was surprised they didn't have more of the upcoming monster stuff displayed at the Boodega. Only the buckets.

I do know this about Super 7. IF the monsters sell they will be willing to go as far into the monster closet as people are willing to buy. Way further than Funko ever would have. They sell in smaller quantities with less reliance on actual stores (at a bit higher cost) so they are willing to take some gambles because they aren't trying to sell a million units of each figure.

That first part is concerning.  You'd think with a special event like the Boodega, they would have all that information on hand... 

Well, let us hope the monsters sell and sell lots! 
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Remco Wolfman on July 24, 2018, 05:37:26 PM
That first part is concerning.  You'd think with a special event like the Boodega, they would have all that information on hand... 

Well, let us hope the monsters sell and sell lots!

Yeah but I figure there is no way on this good earth they would actually produce SDCC exclusives of figures in a very limited quantity (in a paint scheme some might not be keen on) to then not go ahead and produce the regular release figures. They already have all the costs sunk in and the licensing permissions. It would be illogical not to release them. I'm sure they are just looking for a better time to release. If you look at it almost none of the stuff they had at SDCC was actually displayed at Toy Fair so they went all in on surprise stuff to wet the appetite.

That's why I am going to believe anyway...
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on July 24, 2018, 09:16:48 PM
Wolfie and Mummy are now gone! 
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on July 24, 2018, 10:48:45 PM
I have ordered my Metaluna Mutant from Super 7 and will have a few days before it arrives. Meanwhile, I got this White Star Orbitron (Outer Space Men) to repaint.
(https://i.imgur.com/RVcC13W.jpg)


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on July 24, 2018, 10:53:26 PM
I actually asked them when the ReAction regular releases would be coming out and they were super coy. Literally gave me no response "uh yeah, don't know".

The buckets they said would be in the fall. I was surprised they didn't have more of the upcoming monster stuff displayed at the Boodega. Only the buckets.

I do know this about Super 7. IF the monsters sell they will be willing to go as far into the monster closet as people are willing to buy. Way further than Funko ever would have. They sell in smaller quantities with less reliance on actual stores (at a bit higher cost) so they are willing to take some gambles because they aren't trying to sell a million units of each figure.

I would pay $75 to $100 for a Munsters box set. If they are limiting quantity, that might be the best way to market that. They could also do color and gray scale versions.


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on July 24, 2018, 11:03:26 PM
Yeah, he was cool.  But, to me, he wasn't 15 dollars cool.  See, I'd rather they go deeper into the Big 5 characters' movies.  Less Hunchback and more Van Helsing.  Less Mole People and more Fritz.  We'll see what they do.  Hopefully a play set or two.   ;D

Keep an eye on Readysetz.com. Their kickstarter is supposed to start in a couple of days for their space playset, although it has been postponed twice. Apparently their art director has a medical issue. At any rate, they solicited ideas a while back and I suggested some kind of space set and something like a castle for monsters. They briefly had a dead link up for a Palace playset, probably girl oriented, but they could do a monster castle playset eventually. These things are huge and one piece that opens and unfolds like a book, then folds back up and into it's box for easy storage. Check it out and then imagine what they could do for monsters, and drop them a message of encouragement too.


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on July 25, 2018, 03:21:26 PM
Scored the Wolfman Hair wax. Had to pay a little too much to get it. $35 with free ship. But hey, I got it. It would've cost me far more to actually get to San Diego from Ohio, plus the time involved.... so I can live with the inflation. 8)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: darkmonkeygod on July 25, 2018, 11:58:26 PM
So, is it flat, or 3 dimensional? And who's Doug?


Doug P'gosh is a painter, illustrator, designer, entrepreneur, and monster kid, as well as the big kahuna at Retro-a-go-go, the company that released the flat metal sign you mention, the two foot tall Vac-Tastic Plastic wall masks (also designed and illustrated by Doug, most after Ben Cooper and Collegeville masks) and he's the fellow who deigned the SDCC Creature mask for Super7 and perhaps others as yet unannounced). Doug is also the fellow who created the unreleased Enesco(?) Creature goblet we discussed some years back.

(http://cdn3.bigcommerce.com/s-sby4jv/products/798/images/2968/P_gosh-Creaturbia-Print_-DPPCR_image1__32351.1422726325.1280.1280.jpg?c=2)

(http://cdn3.bigcommerce.com/s-sby4jv/products/987/images/5042/Fish-Face-Gilly-Mask-Metal-Sign-TINFM_image1__67319.1490797138.1280.1280.jpg?c=2)

(http://cdn3.bigcommerce.com/s-sby4jv/products/1284/images/5679/Monsterama-Parasol-PARMON_image1__99661.1520539409.1280.1280.jpg?c=2)

(http://cdn3.bigcommerce.com/s-sby4jv/products/1491/images/5696/Gill-Freak-Vac-tastic-Plastic-Mask-0659682806273_image1__79771.1521230170.1280.1280.jpg?c=2)

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/TVcAAOSw1dJbUoto/s-l1600.jpg)

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: darkmonkeygod on July 26, 2018, 12:03:53 AM
I have ordered my Metaluna Mutant from Super 7 and will have a few days before it arrives. Meanwhile, I got this White Star Orbitron (Outer Space Men) to repaint.

Are you familiar with the "Orbitron Diversus" version that was released? It is painted like the Mutant!

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/zNYAAOSw-8BbU6Ho/s-l1600.jpg)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on July 26, 2018, 01:19:03 AM
Doug P'gosh is a painter, illustrator, etc.

Thanks for the info! If they release more masks, they'd better rerelease the Creature!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Remco Wolfman on July 26, 2018, 09:40:44 AM
I thought I'd add a picture of the (empty) Super 7 Monster Soda bottles along with the Frankenstein and Bride World Market soda bottles from a couple years ago. They go together all right.
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/852/43606166512_a5447da544_z.jpg)

The World Market bottles are empty because my kids couldn't resist. The Super 7 bottles are empty because I had to chug them as fast as I could before I went through airport security because it's the only way I could get them in my carry on luggage (I couldn't check because I had other items I was not allowed to check and I only had one bag).

And since they haven't made a Wolfman soda yet I added this Werewolf soda to the mix:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/861/43606168802_3c40bcbcff_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Joseph_Baeza on July 26, 2018, 03:05:59 PM
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/852/43606166512_a5447da544_z.jpg)

The Super 7 bottles are empty because I had to chug them as fast as I could before I went through airport security because it's the only way I could get them in my carry on luggage (I couldn't check because I had other items I was not allowed to check and I only had one bag).
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/861/43606168802_3c40bcbcff_z.jpg)
Geez, you must have been bouncing off the walls with all that sugar in your body while sitting in that airplane seat!  ;D
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on July 26, 2018, 03:47:45 PM
Great monster bottle collection! Wish I had a Creature one, bit I ain't payin' 50 bucks for one.

Got my Creature Reaction figure, today!  :)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on July 26, 2018, 03:57:53 PM
Are you familiar with the "Orbitron Diversus" version that was released? It is painted like the Mutant!

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/zNYAAOSw-8BbU6Ho/s-l1600.jpg)

N haven't seen that one yet.


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Palifan on July 26, 2018, 04:00:15 PM
Looks like King Diamond is due next Wednesday (8/1) at 12:00 Noon PST from Super 7 for all those interested.

Ian
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on July 26, 2018, 04:00:47 PM
Houston, We Have Lift Off

We're live on Kickstarter, and as promised, you're the first to know! Enjoy limited early-bird pricing, a pledge level that entitles you to be part of Space Base history, and you can even snag the next generation of The Urban Playset! We appreciate everyone's support and are excited to introduce ReadySetz SPACE BASE!


Go to Readysetz.com and check them out. They are soliciting suggestions for ideas again so drop them a line about a Universal Monster style set.


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Palifan on July 26, 2018, 04:04:51 PM
Just in case you have some spare cash - https://www.ebay.com/itm/SUPER-7-Super-Soapeez-Resin-Prototype-Edition-10-50-Nosferatu-2014-Soakie/382441458705?hash=item590b498c11%3Ag%3AKrEAAOSwiUpa2dVr&_sop=10&_sacat=246&_nkw=super+7+prototypes&_from=R40&rt=nc&LH_TitleDesc=0 (https://www.ebay.com/itm/SUPER-7-Super-Soapeez-Resin-Prototype-Edition-10-50-Nosferatu-2014-Soakie/382441458705?hash=item590b498c11%3Ag%3AKrEAAOSwiUpa2dVr&_sop=10&_sacat=246&_nkw=super+7+prototypes&_from=R40&rt=nc&LH_TitleDesc=0)

Ian
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: darkmonkeygod on July 26, 2018, 06:47:14 PM
Thanks for the info! If they release more masks, they'd better rerelease the Creature!

I'm pretty sure we're going to get the Creature mask in a more traditional color.  ;)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on July 26, 2018, 09:29:54 PM
I'm pretty sure we're going to get the Creature mask in a more traditional color.  ;)

This is the way I think as well. Thus, I havent gone after the SDCC version.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on July 27, 2018, 05:27:21 PM
IF SUPER 7 DOES MORE SODAS: THESE ARE MY IDEAS FOR FLAVORS/COLORS

1. FRANKENSTEIN; ELECTRIC ORANGE
2. WOLFMAN: FOREST ROOT BEER (BROWN)
3. BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN: PURPLE/GRAPE ....I AM NOT SURE WHAT TO NAME IT
4. MUMMY: GINGER ALE OR BEIGE TEA: TANA LEAF TEA (USE KHARIS)

THE SODAS ARE THE BEST THING I SAW AT SDCC AND GLAD I GOT A SET.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on July 27, 2018, 06:41:32 PM
IF SUPER 7 DOES MORE SODAS: THESE ARE MY IDEAS FOR FLAVORS/COLORS

1. FRANKENSTEIN; ELECTRIC ORANGE
2. WOLFMAN: FOREST ROOT BEER (BROWN)
3. BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN: PURPLE/GRAPE ....I AM NOT SURE WHAT TO NAME IT
4. MUMMY: GINGER ALE OR BEIGE TEA: TANA LEAF TEA (USE KHARIS)

THE SODAS ARE THE BEST THING I SAW AT SDCC AND GLAD I GOT A SET.

I'd do Graveyard Grape for the Bride.  :)

I also believe we are getting a regular Creech mask along with the other monsters pictured on the box.  However, I am still hoping to see it on Super7's site because I really like this color scheme. 
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on July 27, 2018, 07:38:14 PM
I'd do Graveyard Grape for the Bride.  :)

I also believe we are getting a regular Creech mask along with the other monsters pictured on the box.  However, I am still hoping to see it on Super7's site because I really like this color scheme.

....AND THERE WE HAVE IT! Graveyard Grape. I hope someone from Super 7 is listening, and makes more. Also makes them readily available without having to pay scalper prices of $17 a bottle shipped. :'(
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on July 27, 2018, 10:10:02 PM
This guy came in today.
(https://i.imgur.com/X9Dgio6.jpg)


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: StyreneDude on July 28, 2018, 09:30:41 AM
I have a feeling the final Reaction figures might be slightly delayed because they're updating the card art.

I'm thinking there was a problem using Basil Gogos' Famous Monsters covers, and instead they're going to use the new Ed Repka art.

I can't imagine they commissioned him to do all those paintings for a limited set of art prints and soda bottles.
Plus, he did the art for the POTA and Nosferatu figures, so it makes sense.

I'm actually fine with that, because the early Wolfman card they showed wasn't even Gogos, it was Arliss from the Ray Ferry FM run.
The new Ed Repka art is stunning and has a nice consistent look.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on July 28, 2018, 10:51:33 AM
I have a feeling the final Reaction figures might be slightly delayed because they're updating the card art.

I had a feeling those Gogos cards were going to turn out to be temporary art.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on July 28, 2018, 03:17:13 PM
I have a feeling the final Reaction figures might be slightly delayed because they're updating the card art.

I'm thinking there was a problem using Basil Gogos' Famous Monsters covers, and instead they're going to use the new Ed Repka art.

I can't imagine they commissioned him to do all those paintings for a limited set of art prints and soda bottles.
Plus, he did the art for the POTA and Nosferatu figures, so it makes sense.

I'm actually fine with that, because the early Wolfman card they showed wasn't even Gogos, it was Arliss from the Ray Ferry FM run.
The new Ed Repka art is stunning and has a nice consistent look.

I too have had this feeling since seeing the soda bottles.  That is a-okay with me so long as they come out.  The new art is really stunning!  Would love to have had the Gogos, but this is great art.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on July 28, 2018, 04:06:37 PM
They better come out on time or they will miss Monster Mash 2018. Meanwhile, from Readysetz FAQ:

Are there other designs and styles? 
 
 


Yes, in addition to the Space Base, we have the original Urban Playset (no longer for sale), the Urban 18 and the Urban Collector's Edition. Also, in process, we have a palace; castle; tomb; small country town that is designed to accommodate mini figures, small animals and pets; shopping mall, and a fashion related design (that we aren’t ready to talk about yet). We also welcome suggestions from our social media followers and will try to give priority to their suggestions.


Castle and Tomb!


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Remco Wolfman on July 30, 2018, 01:52:26 PM
In case anyone is interested in the SDCC Monster apparel they have some of it available here (with a bit of a price increase):

https://super7.com/collections/san-diego-comic-con-2018-apparel-1
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: the_last_gunslinger on July 30, 2018, 02:54:27 PM
I found a sdcc Wolf Man reaction figure on Ebay yesterday for 25.00 and free shipping. I just couldn't help myself. It was like my hand had a mind of its own as it angled the cursor over the Buy it Now button.

It should be in on Friday.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on July 30, 2018, 03:39:25 PM
I found a sdcc Wolf Man reaction figure on Ebay yesterday for 25.00 and free shipping.

Good job! $25.00 w/free shipping for a $15.00 toy ain't bad at all!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Remco Wolfman on July 30, 2018, 04:07:42 PM
If you STILL don't have the ReAction figures from SDCC, they put them up for sale again, here you go:

https://super7.com/collections/san-diego-comic-con-2018-items?mc_cid=60f43e56a4&mc_eid=55fe35461a
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on July 30, 2018, 04:49:29 PM
Got mine today.  They are beautiful.  The cards are better than the figures, imo.  hahaha
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on July 30, 2018, 04:59:22 PM
If you STILL don't have the ReAction figures from SDCC, they put them up for sale again, here you go:

Well, that probably pissed off a few people! (And made a few others happy!)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Remco Wolfman on July 31, 2018, 04:45:31 PM
The Ed Repka Monster prints are now on the Super 7 site for sale. $50/print. Get them quick if you want them.
https://super7.com/collections/san-diego-comic-con-2018-items?mc_cid=60f43e56a4&mc_eid=55fe35461a

Also, the Creature ReAction figure is now officially sold out.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on July 31, 2018, 06:40:12 PM
What's with the dribbling out of all these SDCC things? Just put it out there! Now I have to check 4 times per day so I don't miss the Creature mask!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: MrDark1 on July 31, 2018, 06:46:55 PM
Thank you, Remco Wolfman, for posting that Super 7 had these back up.
I got 3 of the carded figures, and the Super Gorgeous Monster prints!
I will be looking for that Creature mask too.
Now I can relax until they release hopefully more Classic Monsters items, shaping up to be quite a Cool Halloween season!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on July 31, 2018, 06:48:49 PM
Yeah, I've been looking for the mask for over a week now on their site.  haha   Kind of the story of my life right now. 
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: MadCow on July 31, 2018, 09:26:28 PM
My order showed up today and I'm impressed that they're in good shape considering they don't pack very well.

(https://i.imgur.com/uTHr23yl.jpg)

Now to figure out how I'm going to display these giant cards...
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on July 31, 2018, 10:25:37 PM
What's with the dribbling out of all these SDCC things? Just put it out there! Now I have to check 4 times per day so I don't miss the Creature mask!

My Reaction figure order has not shipped yet, but the Creature figure I had to get on Ebay the same day has been in hand for almost a full week. I complained about this to them a couple of days ago. The reply I got was that they had to check their inventory before filling everyone's orders. For some reason that does not impress me very much.


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Remco Wolfman on August 01, 2018, 12:20:26 AM
My Reaction figure order has not shipped yet, but the Creature figure I had to get on Ebay the same day has been in hand for almost a full week. I complained about this to them a couple of days ago. The reply I got was that they had to check their inventory before filling everyone's orders. For some reason that does not impress me very much.


CCC.

Let me put a little context on these complaints. SDCC was in San Diego. They had a pop up event. They sold a crap ton of SDCC exclusive stuff out of a rather small store. A lot of cash sales and it was likely very difficult to manage inventory during the middle of the crazy that was SDCC. Fast forward to when SDCC ends and everyone is begging for Super 7 to release any of the SDCC exclusives they still had. Super 7 looked around at the piles of unorganized inventory they had left (this is SDCC people - it's really hectic) and said "okay, lets make people happy, lets put a limited amount of this stuff online now, then we'll ship the rest back up to San Francisco and see what we have left. When we get a better inventory count we'll put the rest online so no one gets pissed that we sold them something we don't actually have."

I personally think that's a pretty okay way to do this. This is Super 7 guys, not Amazon.com. If you have SDCC exclusive monster merch being sent to your house for the same price it cost if you had flown your butt to San Diego and bought it in person I fail to feel any sympathy for complaints.

FWIW I got my order from Super 7 last Friday. I ordered it as soon as it went on sale. I think it's cool they are even offering it online so quickly. They could easily sell this stuff in their retail outlets and leave you to the eBay scalpers.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on August 01, 2018, 12:25:58 AM
Yeah, if you follow them on Facebook, you can totally see the logic of what is going on.  But if you're just on the website, you're clueless and are more likely to be confused. 

I like their system and what I have experienced with this company so far.  Very pleased, and the products are just plain snazzy. 
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on August 01, 2018, 01:01:09 AM
When we get a better inventory count we'll put the rest online so no one gets pissed that we sold them something we don't actually have."


I know this will never happen, but they could put you on a waiting list for whatever you're interested in and if they have some you'll get one, if you're not too far down the list.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on August 01, 2018, 10:22:48 AM
I placed my order on the 23rd. I ordered everything I wanted that was listed as in stock. It shipped on the 31st. If it was as listed "in stock," 8 days is too long. If it had not been listed and then they found they had enough and listed it, that would be different. The response I received implied that they listed items in stock before they knew if they had them. At the very least, the wording of the response was irresponsible as it made me think I may not get what I ordered in good faith that they had it.


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on August 01, 2018, 11:35:14 AM
I placed my order on the 23rd. I ordered everything I wanted that was listed as in stock. It shipped on the 31st. If it was as listed "in stock," 8 days is too long.

I've waited 10 days sometimes for orders to ship from major retailers...  Amazon for one, Disney Store for another, and QVC... Wow.  You're lucky if they ship it that month.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on August 01, 2018, 05:31:42 PM
Probably why I don't deal with any of those companies. Seems to me, the more you spend, the more eager they should be to keep you happy.


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on August 01, 2018, 06:02:34 PM
Probably why I don't deal with any of those companies. Seems to me, the more you spend, the more eager they should be to keep you happy.

This is an interesting mindset. 
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: AndyFish on August 01, 2018, 07:54:01 PM
I’ve ordered from Super7 multiple times and have always been impressed with the shipping speed, even my latest order from a week ago came fast.
I’m surprised to hear complaints.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on August 01, 2018, 11:44:28 PM
I am surprised to be complaining. 3 orders in 4 months, this one more than the other 2 combined, yet this one has the problem?


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on August 02, 2018, 12:02:15 AM
I am surprised to be complaining. 3 orders in 4 months, this one more than the other 2 combined, yet this one has the problem?


CCC.

I don't see the correlation between amount of money spent and speed of shipping.  That's not how it works.  They shipped it within  7 business days, a reasonable amount of time for a retailer and certainly a small company.  I'm not sure how old you are, but when you ordered something from the Sears Catalog or JCPenney, it didn't ship right away.  It took awhile.  I know people have become accustomed to 2-day shipping and ridiculous eBay standards, but that's not the way it used to be and not really an expectation we should hold everyone to, especially when they didn't have to offer anything to those who didn't attend the convention.     
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on August 02, 2018, 12:57:24 AM
. . when you ordered something from the Sears Catalog or JCPenney, it didn't ship right away.  It took awhile.

I remember those days. "Allow 6 to 8 weeks for delivery" was the standard line.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on August 02, 2018, 03:57:20 AM
I don't see the correlation between amount of money spent and speed of shipping.  That's not how it works.  They shipped it within  7 business days, a reasonable amount of time for a retailer and certainly a small company.  I'm not sure how old you are, but when you ordered something from the Sears Catalog or JCPenney, it didn't ship right away.  It took awhile.  I know people have become accustomed to 2-day shipping and ridiculous eBay standards, but that's not the way it used to be and not really an expectation we should hold everyone to, especially when they didn't have to offer anything to those who didn't attend the convention.   

Of course you don't see the correlation, you also did not see where I said it took them EIGHT days to ship it out, and while I may not be able to do calculus in my head, but I do know someone who can (whole other story...), last time I checked, eight is still not less than seven. There are also many stores that pay way more attention to customers who spend more money because they want those customers to spend that money at their store. We call that "just good business." Too bad the younger generation cannot pull their noses up out of their cellphones long enough to learn stuff like that.


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Subatomic_Matt on August 02, 2018, 09:51:27 AM

My SDCC day-glo Reaction Monsters showed up today and they’re fantastic!

I wish we could’ve gotten some of the other goodies from the Bodega online (Mummy tp, Wolfman pomade, etc.) but I’m glad to have these.

A little while back I wrote Super7 asking about Dracula, the Bride and the Invisible Man since there was no card art shown. They responded:

“   
Super7 Customer Support (Super7)
Jun 25, 9:13 AM PDT

Hi Matt,

All of those are coming this year! We're looking to have those out in October.

-Super7 Customer Care”

So hopefully we see something soon... I’m getting impatient. I think it has less to do with actually getting them and more to do with worrying that I’ll start collecting a new line and then it ending before everybody gets made.

I’m also hoping for another release of more day-glo Monsters to compliment the existing ones. And wouldn’t it be cool if they made a sarcophagus for Imhotep or a coffin for Drac?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on August 02, 2018, 10:24:06 AM

All of those are coming this year! We're looking to have those out in October.


Good to know!  :)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on August 02, 2018, 11:06:36 AM
I have faith in these folks. They showed the Planet of the Apes at Toy Fair this year...and BAM! They were released most expeditiously. I suspect the Universal Monsters may have more legal snafu hoops and suits to jump through and over to get it done. But I have faith they will get it done. Keeping my claws crossed for a Werewolf of London. Cortland Hull has a rep for being easy to work with, and I am sure he would love to be involved in some capacity.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on August 02, 2018, 11:26:17 AM
Of course you don't see the correlation, you also did not see where I said it took them EIGHT days to ship it out, and while I may not be able to do calculus in my head, but I do know someone who can (whole other story...), last time I checked, eight is still not less than seven. There are also many stores that pay way more attention to customers who spend more money because they want those customers to spend that money at their store. We call that "just good business." Too bad the younger generation cannot pull their noses up out of their cellphones long enough to learn stuff like that.


CCC.

Wow.  Somebody clearly doesn't understand what a BUSINESS day is.  That does not include weekends.  The 28th and 29th don't count, dude.  You don't get to count those days.   You ordered on the 23rd.  It shipped on the 31st.  7 business days.  Get off your high horse.  Businesses don't care about how much you spend on a particular order.  They don't change the way they ship just for you.  These were convention exclusives that you did not have a right to.  They offered them up.  Perhaps whatever generation your in needs to learn to appreciate businesses that go out of their way to make items accessible to all fans.     
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on August 02, 2018, 11:35:13 AM
My SDCC day-glo Reaction Monsters showed up today and they’re fantastic!

I wish we could’ve gotten some of the other goodies from the Bodega online (Mummy tp, Wolfman pomade, etc.) but I’m glad to have these.

A little while back I wrote Super7 asking about Dracula, the Bride and the Invisible Man since there was no card art shown. They responded:

“   
Super7 Customer Support (Super7)
Jun 25, 9:13 AM PDT

Hi Matt,

All of those are coming this year! We're looking to have those out in October.

-Super7 Customer Care”

So hopefully we see something soon... I’m getting impatient. I think it has less to do with actually getting them and more to do with worrying that I’ll start collecting a new line and then it ending before everybody gets made.

I’m also hoping for another release of more day-glo Monsters to compliment the existing ones. And wouldn’t it be cool if they made a sarcophagus for Imhotep or a coffin for Drac?

Excellent, Mr. Renfield.  Excellent!

I cannot wait to get all of them!  Great products coming from this company. 
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Wolfman on August 02, 2018, 01:08:05 PM
I'm eagerly anticipating Super 7's Uni monster goodies this fall. Maybe, just maybe, they can bring the lunchbox back from the dead.

JP
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on August 02, 2018, 02:20:15 PM
I'm eagerly anticipating Super 7's Uni monster goodies this fall. Maybe, just maybe, they can bring the lunchbox back from the dead.

JP

Oh, JP.....you just had to go there, didn't you lol. :'(
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on August 02, 2018, 02:47:09 PM
My SDCC day-glo Reaction Monsters showed up today and they’re fantastic!

I wish we could’ve gotten some of the other goodies from the Bodega online (Mummy tp, Wolfman pomade, etc.) but I’m glad to have these.

A little while back I wrote Super7 asking about Dracula, the Bride and the Invisible Man since there was no card art shown. They responded:

“   
Super7 Customer Support (Super7)
Jun 25, 9:13 AM PDT

Hi Matt,

All of those are coming this year! We're looking to have those out in October.

-Super7 Customer Care”

So hopefully we see something soon... I’m getting impatient. I think it has less to do with actually getting them and more to do with worrying that I’ll start collecting a new line and then it ending before everybody gets made.

I’m also hoping for another release of more day-glo Monsters to compliment the existing ones. And wouldn’t it be cool if they made a sarcophagus for Imhotep or a coffin for Drac?

First I have heard this. I have seen Drac mentioned as being possibly tied up in likeness negotiations but no mention of Bride or IM anywhere before this.


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on August 02, 2018, 02:50:09 PM
Oh, JP.....you just had to go there, didn't you lol. :'(

The lunchbox will never be forgotten.  But JP brings up a great point!  If MEGO is getting sub-licenses through Diamond, it would be a cool possibility for Super7. 
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on August 02, 2018, 02:57:18 PM
Wow.  Somebody clearly doesn't understand what a BUSINESS day is.  That does not include weekends.  The 28th and 29th don't count, dude.  You don't get to count those days.   You ordered on the 23rd.  It shipped on the 31st.  7 business days.  Get off your high horse.  Businesses don't care about how much you spend on a particular order.  They don't change the way they ship just for you.  These were convention exclusives that you did not have a right to.  They offered them up.  Perhaps whatever generation your in needs to learn to appreciate businesses that go out of their way to make items accessible to all fans.   

It's my party and I can cry if I want to! Seriously, the media has expended so much effort into turning us into an instant gratification society and have succeeded beyond their wildest expectations, of course without considering whether or not the industry that hired them to do it can keep up, which they can't. If I am spending $20 on something, I am not that worried about it. If I spend 10X that much, I expect someone to pay a little closer attention to what they are doing, and as far as wanting it NOW, that is NOT my fault, it is their fault. They programmed me that way!


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Subatomic_Matt on August 02, 2018, 07:26:19 PM
I'm eagerly anticipating Super 7's Uni monster goodies this fall. Maybe, just maybe, they can bring the lunchbox back from the dead.

JP

I’ll just be over here sobbing.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Subatomic_Matt on August 02, 2018, 07:59:31 PM
First I have heard this. I have seen Drac mentioned as being possibly tied up in likeness negotiations but no mention of Bride or IM anywhere before this.


CCC.
I’m really anxious for them to show the official release so I can be sure that the Super7 email mystery person wasn’t just telling me what I wanted to hear.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on August 02, 2018, 08:35:01 PM
I will be glad when they are up fr pre-order. because there is no way in Hades I am going running all over God's Green Earth hunting this stuff. Too old and just wanna sit home and let my toys find me at the house between hikes and cycling.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on August 02, 2018, 09:50:33 PM
I will be glad when they are up fr pre-order. because there is no way in Hades I am going running all over God's Green Earth hunting this stuff. Too old and just wanna sit home and let my toys find me at the house between hikes and cycling.

I have now seen the light, Anton.  I have now seen the light.  If they aren't going to sell the figures direct, I'm buying off eBay.  haha
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on August 03, 2018, 11:12:03 PM
Ebay gooooood. Yum yum.

 ;)

CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on August 04, 2018, 02:44:53 PM
FYE at Dayton Mall, Ohio has Nosferatu clearanced at $7.98. So I snagged one.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mord on August 05, 2018, 11:43:53 AM
FYE at Dayton Mall, Ohio has Nosferatu clearanced at $7.98. So I snagged one.
Great! Getting in my car, right now. With limited rest stops, I should be there in three days.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on August 05, 2018, 11:47:53 AM
Great! Getting in my car, right now. With limited rest stops, I should be there in three days.

hahaha! That was a heads up for our Ohio members. But maybe an FYE near you is clearancing them as well.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mord on August 05, 2018, 12:02:25 PM
hahaha! That was a heads up for our Ohio members. But maybe an FYE near you is clearancing them as well.
Sadly, all the FYEs are closed down in my area. Every specialty store is now gone (Tower, Suncoast, FYE, T'R'U,  etc).
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on August 07, 2018, 05:42:04 PM
Has anyone heard anything about any of the Universal Monsters stuff shown at ToyFair this year being up for pre-sale anywhere? It's hard enough to keep track of this stuff when you know what you're looking for. Even harder when the company "goes dark" before production. Helps me. :'( :'(
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Devlin on August 07, 2018, 06:10:42 PM
As of yesterday, my  Super 7 sales rep still says the UM figures are due in October. In general, there's a sales window of several weeks when they're exclusively retail/mail order, then they open up sales to their wholesale accounts. There have been situations when heavy demand wiped out their initial stock (the first run of Nosferatu, and most recently, the King Diamond figure), but those are more the exception than the rule.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on August 07, 2018, 06:21:16 PM
thanks, Devlin!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on August 07, 2018, 08:05:17 PM
Great news!  Cannot wait for all the Super7 items!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on August 07, 2018, 09:05:27 PM
Updated Universal Monsters with SDCC dayglo versions.
(https://i.imgur.com/dvickQz.jpg)


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Palifan on August 08, 2018, 01:22:55 AM
Updated Universal Monsters with SDCC dayglo versions.
(https://i.imgur.com/dvickQz.jpg)


CCC.

Nice lineup and are all the new dayglo monsters new sculpts?

Ian
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on August 08, 2018, 02:46:38 AM
Yes.


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Palifan on August 08, 2018, 06:50:30 AM
Yes.


CCC.

Good to know.

Ian
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on August 09, 2018, 04:32:43 PM
Here is a quick custom I just did. I have been wanting a color version of Al for a while so I got an extra to paint.
(https://i.imgur.com/3js3Etl.jpg)


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Remco Wolfman on September 14, 2018, 05:22:09 PM
The Monster Buckets (at least some of them) will be at New York Comic Con (and I believe a bit more than just the buckets).

Also to prevent the almost certain and needless weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth the buckets will not be an exclusive to NYCC. They will simply be debuting there and then sold to the general public thereafter.

As to any other items that may be exclusives to NYCC I cannot speak to that. Also, keep your eye on Monsterpalooza this weekend. There may be some Super 7 monster stuff there. Or not.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BntlvGNF3zW/?hl=en&taken-by=super7 (https://www.instagram.com/p/BntlvGNF3zW/?hl=en&taken-by=super7)

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 14, 2018, 05:33:58 PM
The Monster Buckets (at least some of them) will be at New York Comic Con (and I believe a bit more than just the buckets)…  .

Yeah...  Whatever, whenever.

I no longer put much enthusiasm into promises, prototypes, promotion and pictures in catalogs.

I'll wait to see what actually winds up in the hands of real collectors like the members here.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Palifan on September 14, 2018, 05:34:48 PM
The Monster Buckets (at least some of them) will be at New York Comic Con (and I believe a bit more than just the buckets).

Also to prevent the almost certain and needless weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth the buckets will not be an exclusive to NYCC. They will simply be debuting there and then sold to the general public thereafter.

As to any other items that may be exclusives to NYCC I cannot speak to that. Also, keep your eye on Monsterpalooza this weekend. There may be some Super 7 monster stuff there. Or not.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BntlvGNF3zW/?hl=en&taken-by=super7 (https://www.instagram.com/p/BntlvGNF3zW/?hl=en&taken-by=super7)

I just noticed that announcement to and I know there will be some very happy members here to hear the buckets will be available for all. Great Garloo for me and can't wait to see what's in store for halloween from them  ;D

Ian
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Remco Wolfman on September 14, 2018, 08:09:34 PM
Yeah...  Whatever, whenever.

I no longer put much enthusiasm into promises, prototypes, promotion and pictures in catalogs.

I'll wait to see what actually winds up in the hands of real collectors like the members here.

This is the gnashing of teeth I was referring to. The prototype buckets were on display at toy fair in Feb. I personally held in my hand the unpainted final product at SDCC and spoke with Super 7’s owner about them. The one in the social media picture is the final painted version for sale. They’re purposely waiting to release until October (because...Halloween).
Initially they will release Frankenstein & Creature. If “real collectors like the members here” buy them then they will produce the rest. Capitalism. There will however undoubtedly be rage associated with the cost, or the time to ship, or that the hue of paint is not Karloff or Strange or Herman Munster or whatever accurate.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 14, 2018, 08:16:36 PM
... If “real collectors like the members here” buy them then they will produce the rest. Capitalism. There will however undoubtedly be rage associated with the cost, or the time to ship, or that the hue of paint is not Karloff or Strange or Herman Munster or whatever accurate. 

Un-huh.  That's why crap doesn't sell.

It's the shipping costs, etc.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on September 15, 2018, 12:27:20 PM
This is the gnashing of teeth I was referring to. The prototype buckets were on display at toy fair in Feb. I personally held in my hand the unpainted final product at SDCC and spoke with Super 7’s owner about them. The one in the social media picture is the final painted version for sale. They’re purposely waiting to release until October (because...Halloween).
Initially they will release Frankenstein & Creature. If “real collectors like the members here” buy them then they will produce the rest. Capitalism. There will however undoubtedly be rage associated with the cost, or the time to ship, or that the hue of paint is not Karloff or Strange or Herman Munster or whatever accurate.

I wish they would have released in September so stores could stock them, but I guess that isn't their strategy, which is okay by me.  It just would have been cool to see them at the discounters.  I will be getting them regardless. 
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: MadCow on September 15, 2018, 03:12:48 PM
The Monster Buckets (at least some of them) will be at New York Comic Con (and I believe a bit more than just the buckets).

Also to prevent the almost certain and needless weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth the buckets will not be an exclusive to NYCC. They will simply be debuting there and then sold to the general public thereafter.

As to any other items that may be exclusives to NYCC I cannot speak to that. Also, keep your eye on Monsterpalooza this weekend. There may be some Super 7 monster stuff there. Or not.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BntlvGNF3zW/?hl=en&taken-by=super7 (https://www.instagram.com/p/BntlvGNF3zW/?hl=en&taken-by=super7)

Crap! It figures, the one year I decide not to go. Ugh...
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on September 15, 2018, 03:51:01 PM
The radio silence that is being maintained on their Universal Monsters product is killing me.  I wanna know when they can has me monies. 8) ;)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 15, 2018, 05:09:45 PM
The radio silence that is being maintained on their Universal Monsters product is killing me.  I wanna know when they can has me monies. 8) ;)

But then it wouldn't be a secret.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on September 16, 2018, 07:39:10 AM
Both of the Crypt sets of figures are on sale for $40 each on Super 7's site. They may be making room for the new releases.


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on September 16, 2018, 11:53:39 AM
....one would hope. :angel:
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: deadonarrival on September 18, 2018, 05:30:39 PM
The san diego store setup for monsterpalooza...
https://www.instagram.com/p/BnuZU2plZb7/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1xji4cc3zb8mc (https://www.instagram.com/p/BnuZU2plZb7/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1xji4cc3zb8mc)

Few things i wouldnt mind having for sure.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on September 18, 2018, 08:07:27 PM
Few things i wouldnt mind having for sure.

Me too! Is that stuff going to be available at MonsterP!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: deadonarrival on September 18, 2018, 08:59:09 PM
Me too! Is that stuff going to be available at MonsterP!
It was this past weekend and i think all was for sale except the buckets. Those are debuting at nycc but arent con exclusives so they will be available online (probably that same weekend).
I KNOW you got your sights on that creech bucket, right??
I still hold out hope for the soapies but it isnt looking too promising.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on September 19, 2018, 11:00:21 AM
I KNOW you got your sights on that creech bucket, right??

And the mask! The pennant, pin and soda bottle I can live without, but will get them if they aren't too expensive.

I still hold out hope for the soapies but it isnt looking too promising.

Drat!  :(
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on September 19, 2018, 11:29:17 AM
And the mask! The pennant, pin and soda bottle I can live without, but will get them if they aren't too expensive.

Drat!  :(
So, how much is the Creature candy bucket going to cost?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on September 19, 2018, 03:41:21 PM
So, how much is the Creature candy bucket going to cost?

I have no idea. What do you think? 30 bucks?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on September 19, 2018, 03:46:27 PM
I have no idea. What do you think? 30 bucks?
I'm afraid to guess. Honestly, I would have trouble justifying that price for a new candy bucket however specialized. Figure in shipping and you're looking at around $40. Not too fired up over here. Too many other things to buy.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on September 19, 2018, 03:50:57 PM
Figures, puzzles, glasses would be neat. But I doubt they will use the Gogos art. In which case: I dunno. I haven't heard a peep about availability and Halloween is right around
the corner.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on September 19, 2018, 03:51:42 PM
Honestly, I would have trouble justifying that price for a new candy bucket however specialized.

Well, I know it's gonna be more than a pumpkin bucket you can get at Walmart.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on September 19, 2018, 04:01:43 PM
Well, I know it's gonna be more than a pumpkin bucket you can get at Walmart.
Yeah, those are a buck.  :laugh:

It wouldn't surprise me if the Super 7 buckets are $50. Sounds like the "soapies" may not happen and those were what I was most interested in.  :(

The lack of real info about this stuff gets a bit tedious.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 19, 2018, 04:10:35 PM
…  It wouldn't surprise me if the Super 7 buckets are $50. Sounds like the "soapies" may not happen and those were what I was most interested in.  :(

The lack of real info about this stuff gets a bit tedious. 

I can't imagine them being that much over priced, unless you have to buy one from an eBay scalper who pads his shipping costs.

Of course the Soapies are the least likely to happen - they looked like the best sculpts proposed.

The lack of real info doesn't peak my interest.  It just emphasizes how little the producers of this stuff think of their customers and pisses me off.
 
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Ugly_Thing on September 19, 2018, 04:36:17 PM
Well, I know it's gonna be more than a pumpkin bucket you can get at Walmart.


Speaking of, for last Halloween I cut out the bottom of one of the iconic .99 pumpkin buckets and placed it over one of our salt lamps -- the ideal Halloween centerpiece & throws an ominous glow!     tynhrt

(http://i63.tinypic.com/22ds3o.jpg)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on September 19, 2018, 06:40:50 PM
It wouldn't surprise me if the Super 7 buckets are $50.

Yikes!

I can't imagine them being that much over priced

Whew!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Ugly_Thing on September 19, 2018, 07:08:20 PM
Is there a general/catchall Halloween-themed thread?  The season is fast approaching....
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on September 19, 2018, 07:13:44 PM
Is there a general/catchall Halloween-themed thread?

It's kinda all over the place.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on September 19, 2018, 07:36:51 PM
Speaking of, for last Halloween I cut out the bottom of one of the iconic .99 pumpkin buckets and placed it over one of our salt lamps -- the ideal Halloween centerpiece & throws an ominous glow!     tynhrt

([url]http://i63.tinypic.com/22ds3o.jpg[/url])


Better hold onto that.  General Foam Plastics, which used to make those buckets right here in the USA, shuttered its doors earlier this year.  The molds for these buckets were purchased by a Mexican company and the new buckets look Godawful.  Like... Horrid. 
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 19, 2018, 08:03:29 PM
Is there a general/catchall Halloween-themed thread?  The season is fast approaching....


There is this one:

          http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=32900.0 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=32900.0)

And there are similarly named threads for each of several years past.


But a lot of the new toys wind up with dedicated threads.  Also, there are threads dedicated to collecting Halloween items and for Halloween candy, etc.

Use the SEARCH button at the top of the UMA Home Page to ferret them all out.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Ugly_Thing on September 19, 2018, 08:05:40 PM
Better hold onto that.  General Foam Plastics, which used to make those buckets right here in the USA, shuttered its doors earlier this year.  The molds for these buckets were purchased by a Mexican company and the new buckets look Godawful.  Like... Horrid.

Oh, I've got a dozen or so in a box at the bottom of a closet.  Got some sweet 60s/70s pails, too!   ;D
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Remco Wolfman on September 19, 2018, 08:18:28 PM
Yeah, those are a buck.  :laugh:

It wouldn't surprise me if the Super 7 buckets are $50. Sounds like the "soapies" may not happen and those were what I was most interested in.  :(

The lack of real info about this stuff gets a bit tedious.


Have you heard the Soapies were not going to happen from outside this echo chamber? I’m fairly confident Super 7 never intended to have the Soakies, glasses or puzzles ready for Halloween. Even the buckets weren’t originally going to be ready for 2018 but they’ll  get (2 of them) out. The Reaction figure timing should be the first 4 (repaints of the SDCC figures) should be out before Halloween. The other 4 after Halloween. The only official quotes I’ve ever seen are in the article linked below from just after Toy Fair. If you’ve seen something else please share. No need to get the pitch forks and torches out quite yet.
http://universalmonstersuniverse.com/2018/02/27/nytf-2018-super7-brings-home-classic-universal-monsters/ (http://universalmonstersuniverse.com/2018/02/27/nytf-2018-super7-brings-home-classic-universal-monsters/)

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: deadonarrival on September 19, 2018, 08:20:30 PM

Of course the Soapies are the least likely to happen - they looked like the best sculpts proposed.


I agree. They were my most wanted but i'm not willing to write it off yet. Maybe not this year but until i see a definite "no", i still hope.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on September 19, 2018, 08:23:47 PM
Have you heard the Soapies were not going to happen from outside this echo chamber?
I only know the scuttlebutt I've read on here. Nothing official.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Universalrocks on September 19, 2018, 08:26:23 PM
I really want the soapies. Never have had any of the originals. Fingers crossed.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on September 19, 2018, 08:36:43 PM
Besides the lunchbox (we've heard enough on that), what were the other things from last year that didn't come out?

I remember some small Uni figures and some that came in a can of goo.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on September 19, 2018, 08:41:08 PM
Besides the lunchbox (we've heard enough on that), what were the other things from last year that didn't come out?

I remember some small Uni figures and some that came in a can of goo.
The bagged playset figures...monsters and villagers, I believe. I could've made a full blown custom playset with those.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on September 19, 2018, 08:55:52 PM
The bagged playset figures...monsters and villagers, I believe.

Those are the ones I was thinking of. And then some of the same figures came in cans of glow-goop.

Anything else we didn't get?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 19, 2018, 08:59:40 PM
The bagged playset figures...monsters and villagers, I believe. I could've made a full blown custom playset with those.

What monsters & villagers playset figures?  Did we ever get pictures?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on September 19, 2018, 09:01:27 PM
What monsters & villagers playset figures?  Did we ever get pictures?

Dug up an old one:

(http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag107/Rod_Whitenack/universalmonsters_zps7459a6ac.jpg)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 19, 2018, 09:05:03 PM
Dug up an old one:

([url]http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag107/Rod_Whitenack/universalmonsters_zps7459a6ac.jpg[/url])


Aw, crap!

I want those.  (Disappointed again.)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Grimball on September 19, 2018, 10:08:12 PM
The buckets will cost $20.00

http://super7hq.com/news/super7-at-new-york-comic-con-2018 (http://super7hq.com/news/super7-at-new-york-comic-con-2018)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 19, 2018, 10:12:34 PM
The buckets will cost $20.00

[url]http://super7hq.com/news/super7-at-new-york-comic-con-2018[/url] ([url]http://super7hq.com/news/super7-at-new-york-comic-con-2018[/url])


So... after you pay the eBay scalper mark-up and shipping = $50.00.

Got it.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on September 19, 2018, 10:34:32 PM
So... after you pay the eBay scalper mark-up and shipping = $50.00.

Got it.

These should be readily available on the website, no?  The last batch of figures were, and those were exclusives.  Since these are general releases, I'm not too worried. 
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on September 20, 2018, 01:52:30 AM
The buckets will cost $20.00

That's more like it!  :)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on September 20, 2018, 07:36:04 AM
These should be readily available on the website, no?  The last batch of figures were, and those were exclusives.  Since these are general releases, I'm not too worried.

As long as its not like Mego/Target I won't be unhappy.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on September 20, 2018, 12:19:24 PM
The buckets will cost $20.00

[url]http://super7hq.com/news/super7-at-new-york-comic-con-2018[/url] ([url]http://super7hq.com/news/super7-at-new-york-comic-con-2018[/url])

Amazed over here. Think I'll get a Creature!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: TheMadScientist on September 20, 2018, 08:10:52 PM
These should be readily available on the website, no?  The last batch of figures were, and those were exclusives.  Since these are general releases, I'm not too worried.

They should be. I follow Super 7 on Facebook, and they posted about the buckets this morning. Someone brought up eBay scalpers, and Super 7 responded; "These will not be a limited edition release. We are debuting them at NYCC but the Superbuckets will be available after the show. DO NOT PAY FLIPPERS FOR THESE!".

Someone else asked about buckets for other monsters, and Super 7 said "more characters to come over the year(s)".
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 20, 2018, 08:19:24 PM
They should be. I follow Super 7 on Facebook, and they posted about the buckets this morning. Someone brought up eBay scalpers, and Super 7 responded; "These will not be a limited edition release. We are debuting them at NYCC but the Superbuckets will be available after the show. DO NOT PAY FLIPPERS FOR THESE!".

Someone else asked about buckets for other monsters, and Super 7 said "more characters to come over the year(s)".

Does Mr. "Super 7" have a human name?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: TheMadScientist on September 20, 2018, 08:24:39 PM
Does Mr. "Super 7" have a human name?

Not that I know of. The responses came from their official Facebook page.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on September 20, 2018, 08:37:29 PM
Does Mr. "Super 7" have a human name?

This is the best question in any recent thread. 
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mord on September 20, 2018, 08:50:51 PM
This is the first time I'm seeing the buckets. I'm not in the least bit impressed. They look like anime versions of Frankie and Creech. I don't like them any better than those dreaded  "Pops" figures. I'm saving money like crazy this Halloween.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 20, 2018, 08:54:32 PM
This is the best question in any recent thread.

That's one of our problems with getting any official word on this stuff.  There is no Official to contact.  These companies do not have any Public Relations/Information Officer for us to address our questions to.  No one identifiable person is charged with releasing company announcements.  No one claims to be the official voice.

Everything we hear is in the "Word has it..", "A little bird told me...", "Rumor has it...", It's not ready for publication yet, but..." I'm not authorized to publish this …".

Even their official site replies are anonymous.  Repeated inquiries might be going to a number of responders, each with slightly different information or understanding of that information.

It would be nice if they had a spokesperson to whom we could refer for the "official word" on company plans, products, status, availability and pricing - even if they are preliminary.  Someone to whom we could submit concerns, questions and even suggestions.

Maybe that's just me.
   
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 20, 2018, 09:02:13 PM
This is the first time I'm seeing the buckets. I'm not in the least bit impressed. They look like anime versions of Frankie and Creech. I don't like them any better than those dreaded  "Pops" figures. I'm saving money like crazy this Halloween.

I bet DirtyHorse could make even that Frankenstein Bucket look impressive.  Too much of what we are being sold needs to be improved after sale.  If we can give something a decent paint job, so could the factory.

I'll probably get one.  It is an OK Halloween item.  I hold Halloween decorations to a much more relaxed standard than I do the more representative collectible or even everyday toys.

If that was the head on an action figure, I wouldn't buy it.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: deadonarrival on September 20, 2018, 09:05:11 PM
Not that I know of. The responses came from their official Facebook page.

Brian Flynn. Owner of super7 who regularly responds to questions on instagram (possibly facebook too? I dont use fb)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 20, 2018, 09:34:33 PM
Brian Flynn. Owner of super7 who regularly responds to questions on instagram (possibly facebook too? I dont use fb)

There you go, guys.  Unless Mr. Flynn decides to delegate public relations to another person in his company, address all inquiries directly to him - and forego the rumor mill.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on September 20, 2018, 10:48:14 PM
A couple of buckets have been announced as NYCC exclusives and should be available after the con. Price $20.

Funko has announced a Married with Children box set of the Bundys. I look at Kelly and I see the old Aurora Victim kit, perfect for my UM to terrorize.


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on September 20, 2018, 10:48:40 PM
This is the first time I'm seeing the buckets. I'm not in the least bit impressed. They look like anime versions of Frankie and Creech. I don't like them any better than those dreaded  "Pops" figures. I'm saving money like crazy this Halloween.
Yeah. I do see your point. $20 would be my limit on the Creature bucket. It isn't great, but I don't dislike it as much as you do. I favor CFTBL stuff anyway. The Frankenstein, on the other hand, doesn't appeal to me at all.

Missing new Monsterville stuff more and more.  :'(
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 20, 2018, 11:33:33 PM
There you go, guys.  Unless Mr. Flynn decides to delegate public relations to another person in his company, address all inquiries directly to him - and forego the rumor mill.

Oh, never mind.  It looks like Brian Flynn is a fan of "Secret Society" nonsense himself.

Talk about Universal Monsters starts around the 7 minute mark - not very informative.  If he has made a more recent video, I didn't see it - but, I didn't even know he made these at all, so don't go by me.

https://youtu.be/cRkMef7udus

I do wish people making videos about stuff weren't so fond of pointing the camera at their own faces.  It's the stuff we want to see.

I apologize for stirring the pot.

(I'll shut up now.)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on September 20, 2018, 11:38:02 PM
There have been a number of Frankenstein buckets, over the years, but this is the first Creature bucket, so I'm gettin' one!  ;D
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Remco Wolfman on September 21, 2018, 12:31:52 AM
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Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 21, 2018, 12:56:18 AM
That’s the spirit! Harass and piss off the owner of one ofthe only company’s willing to make Universal Monster stuff. Light up them torches and sharpen them pitchforks. Get some garlic and silver ready just in case. But at all costs annoy the heck out of this guy until he resolves to never put out anything UM related again so he can avoid the hassle of dealing with mal-content loving monster collectors. I fully understand many won’t “get” this but Super 7 is not a Fortune 500 company. They have two very small retail outlets and a website. They make this stuff because they like it (i.e. stuff they’d actually want to buy themselves). They don’t have an army of PR people to answer your whimsical musings. Hold on, this is going to hurt: they don’t owe you anything. No one owes you anything (unless they took outa loan from you). If you don’t want the stuff, don’t buy it. If it offends your delicate sensibilities, don’t buy it. Now get on with lighting those torches - Super 7 made a killer SDCC exclusive Frankenstein lighter that will do just the trick.

Usually that sort of thing is typed in all caps.  (You'll find it on the left.)

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: deadonarrival on September 21, 2018, 12:57:16 AM
I dont get the anger directed at super7. I've only bought from them once but i was happy with what i got, the price i paid and the time it took to arrive. All from the comfort of home.

 ???

I'm glad they're at least trying to get stuff out to fans. They take chances other companies dont seem willing to.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on September 21, 2018, 07:19:04 AM
I don't believe there is a outpouring of anger at Super 7. Nor do I think simple statements such as "I sure would like to know how to purchase a product" and the frustration expressed from not being able to do so, are to be viewed as "anger" or the tv's latest mantra ad nauseum "hate". That seems to be all the programming these days. If you dare have an independent thought or emotion you are an "angry hater". It's rubbish.

If a customer cannot garner any information on how to purchase a product, or even if there is any movement at all on the production of said product, it can be disappointing. As for them not owing anyone anything....I don't recall anyone specifying they did. However~if they would like people to purchase their product, one has to know about things like availability, street dates, online retailers, etc. For this to be a successful business venture for them, there must be sales.

Universal Monsters product seems to be the product fans are kept in the dark on at Super 7. There is certainly no shortage of news about He-Man and the Masters of the Universe....now is there? ??? ???

As for not taking things personally: whenever a retailer shows a product off and the product is never released. (There's a whole thread dedicated to it around here someplace)....then a rep from said company later makes a statement to the effect of "Well, if you dorks would've pre-ordered enough it would've been produced, so it's your fault", eventually one gets to feel "Dang...I guess I need to get my order in well in advance to make sure these happen." Kind of hard to do when there's no order link. :'(

Climbing down off my soapbox now. :angel:
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 21, 2018, 07:33:07 AM
I don't believe there is a outpouring of anger at Super 7. Nor do I think simple statements such as "I sure would like to know how to purchase a product"...      ..." Kind of hard to do when there's no order link. :'(….  … 

That's all I really wanted - a straight line to someone who would give me authoritative info, instead of all the rumors and supposition.   

I had the same problems with the Monsterville product last year.  Only difference was I liked most of what they were selling.

When I get frustrated I tend to be inartful and impolitic when expressing myself.   I don't really want to piss everybody else off.

I still reserve the right to dislike most of the Super 7 product - for me.  I don't dislike anything for someone else.  Buy what you want; why would I care?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on September 21, 2018, 07:57:22 AM
That’s the spirit! Harass and piss off the owner.....I fully understand many won’t “get” this but Super 7 is not a Fortune 500 company. They have two very small retail outlets and a website. They make this stuff because they like it (i.e. stuff they’d actually want to buy themselves). They don’t have an army of PR people to answer your whimsical musings.

Very good. Now, conversely, let's look at Amok Time. They have their Monstarz line of 3 3/4 figures and have ventured into 1/6 territory in the past. They made a magnificent RONDO HATTON FIGURE. Never heard of Rondo? Many haven't. That's taking a chance. They also produce those adorable Creepshow 3 3/4 figures. They don't hjave an army of pr people either. Is one necessary to simply snap a picture and add a blurb and put it on Facebook?

With Amok Time~ The minute they have a go ahead on a project, they show what they have (even f its simply a digital rendering) offer a street date, and pre-order link.  There is no "Anybody know anything about these? Nope. Ain't heard jack crap" nonsense. Even when they have had to delay things, or scrap them outright, they address the issue, hat in hand, and break the news to fans (Masque of the Red Death 1/6, Blacula's lack of interchangable heads). They don't just leave people in limbo.... as has been done by many monster toy producers in the past.

Amok Time have no retail outlets save their own online store...  and ebay. They aren't a fortune 500 company. They are a shop out of NY. They have learned what the customer base would like because its what they like. From IP material to news about the items. All many of us are saying is this; if you want your product to succeed....we have no know how to be able to buy it. Or if it's been cancelled. Or whatever....

I don't think it takes an army to do that. Anymore than a small handful of frustrated fans constitutes a mob with pitchforks and torches. ;) 8)

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Remco Wolfman on September 21, 2018, 08:28:02 AM
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Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Ugly_Thing on September 21, 2018, 09:21:40 AM
Nothing but love for Super 7 coming from this guy; I really dig many of the properties they choose to get involved with!  (Well, maybe not in love with some of their prices, but various factors necessitate this I suppose.)

Moving right along.....

Does anyone have any info on this fella?  I've had him for a number of years.  He's got the look and feel of a 60s/70s mechanical novelty figure, though he was probably made in the 80s/90s.  No markings that I can see.  (?)  Arms are bendy wireframe. 
He's supposed to rattle back & forth and bemoan "Happy Halloween!" all while his eyes glow red, but these days he sort of just shuffles a bit - noisily - while emitting indigestion croaks. 
Yes, I know he needs a good dusting/lint brush treatment.

(http://i64.tinypic.com/29zpjfc.jpg)

(http://i65.tinypic.com/24fxn5k.jpg)

(http://i64.tinypic.com/4lsynm.jpg)

Bonus pic -- simmering base from yesterday's delicious cacciatore!

(http://i65.tinypic.com/152nl86.jpg)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on September 21, 2018, 09:30:19 AM
I remember back in the day when we got our information about toys from printed magazines where the article might make it to you at the same time as the toy, if there was even an article at all. Finding out a toy existed was seeing it on the peg. Now companies announce toys on the internet before design work has even been started and if something happens, nothing further is said, they just fade into the mist. The advertising industry has created an instant gratification culture and manufacturing cannot keep up. In other words, they made the monster and then it got loose! Most of the people running these companies have forgotten the value of one's word, or that if you don't keep it once you give it, people will stop believing you. Also the internet has created a no accountability culture. People can say things without having to be responsible for them, which makes it easy for anonymous people to make excuses for the people who do not keep their word. This does not make a lie any less a lie or repair a broken word. If there is any possibility that you can't do it, be smart and just keep your big mouth shut!

CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on September 21, 2018, 09:58:34 AM
I remember back in the day when we got our information about toys from printed magazines where the article might make it to you at the same time as the toy, if there was even an article at all. Finding out a toy existed was seeing it on the peg. Now companies announce toys on the internet before design work has even been started and if something happens, nothing further is said, they just fade into the mist. The advertising industry has created an instant gratification culture and manufacturing cannot keep up. In other words, they made the monster and then it got loose! Most of the people running these companies have forgotten the value of one's word, or that if you don't keep it once you give it, people will stop believing you. Also the internet has created a no accountability culture. People can say things without having to be responsible for them, which makes it easy for anonymous people to make excuses for the people who do not keep their word. This does not make a lie any less a lie or repair a broken word. If there is any possibility that you can't do it, be smart and just keep your big mouth shut!

CCC.

Dang...this is hot typing. I may just be the new president of the Ohio chapter of your fan club.  8) ;)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Remco Wolfman on September 21, 2018, 10:53:57 AM
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Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on September 21, 2018, 12:04:38 PM
I don't believe there is a outpouring of anger at Super 7. Nor do I think simple statements such as "I sure would like to know how to purchase a product" and the frustration expressed from not being able to do so, are to be viewed as "anger" or the tv's latest mantra ad nauseum "hate". That seems to be all the programming these days. If you dare have an independent thought or emotion you are an "angry hater". It's rubbish.
I don't sense any outpouring of anger either. Opinions make up a big part of a message board and it's ridiculous to have a fit just because someone expressed an opinion, even if it is negative. This thread has been riddled with silly drama and snark.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: deadonarrival on September 21, 2018, 01:48:46 PM
As long as super7 doesn't become convicted felons like marty abrams or start putting out ugly outdated dress up dolls, i'm happy.

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on September 21, 2018, 01:58:27 PM
I did manage to get a neat set of sodas from Super 7 with excellent graphics. So if they don't decide to fill the world with new monsters....I got those at least. They're lovely.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on September 21, 2018, 02:09:36 PM
I did manage to get a neat set of sodas from Super 7 with excellent graphics.

Those only sold as a set, right?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on September 21, 2018, 02:27:40 PM
Well....yes and no,lol. I was only allowed to buy mine as a set. I guess the guy who bought them and re-sold them didn't wanna be left with a bunch of Mutants and Invisible Man sodas.  :angel:
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on September 21, 2018, 02:50:50 PM
I'd like to get a Creature bottle but not at the stratospheric prices being asked on evilBay. There are 2 listings currently for just the Creature bottle and both are 50 bucks including shipping.  :P
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on September 21, 2018, 02:57:17 PM
I'd like to get a Creature bottle but not at the stratospheric prices being asked on evilBay. There are 2 listings currently for just the Creature bottle and both are 50 bucks including shipping.  :P

I noly paid a little more than that for a whole set. There was only one hiccup which got put to bed rather quickly when the guy who hooked me up decided he needed another 20 to ship them. Which wasn't going to happen. They arrived safely and are quite colorful. Except Invisible Man...he's clear. You can see right through that booger,lol.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Palifan on September 21, 2018, 04:18:30 PM
Paper people just announced also  :D

https://www.facebook.com/pg/OfficialSuper7/posts/ (https://www.facebook.com/pg/OfficialSuper7/posts/)

Ian
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: deadonarrival on September 21, 2018, 04:34:00 PM
Paper people just announced also  :D

https://www.facebook.com/pg/OfficialSuper7/posts/ (https://www.facebook.com/pg/OfficialSuper7/posts/)

Ian

Lol, i was just gonna post about these.
I love em. I always loved jointed diecut halloween decorations. Especially if they have that blacklight poster vibe. Sad no creech or mutant but maybe next year if these sell well.

And "available for the first time at nycc" means not the only time. It will be offered online
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: MrDark1 on September 21, 2018, 04:57:06 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/UOz9YHi.jpg)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: MrDark1 on September 21, 2018, 04:58:02 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/Caje5Vd.jpg)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: MrDark1 on September 21, 2018, 05:01:33 PM
These are not really likeness versions, but I am attracted to that Retro Vibe!!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 21, 2018, 05:29:55 PM
These are not really likeness versions, but I am attracted to that Retro Vibe!!

Fine for Halloween decorations.

Halloween decorations seldom are "screen accurate".

I'd like a Frank - If it is priced reasonably.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on September 21, 2018, 06:27:53 PM
I am digging the Paper People. Especially Wolfman. Duh. How much and where are the questions for guys like me. Besides the convention or ebay. ;D
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mord on September 21, 2018, 06:37:09 PM
Wow, everything's redacted.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: zombiehorror on September 21, 2018, 06:38:34 PM
I am digging the Paper People. Especially Wolfman. Duh. How much and where are the questions for guys like me. Besides the convention or ebay. ;D

The Skeletor one is.....$45.00.  These are debuting at New York Comic Con but should be available online too.  I want the Crimson Ghost but I don't know if I can justify the price.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on September 21, 2018, 06:42:57 PM
Well....yes and no,lol. I was only allowed to buy mine as a set.

I thought maybe you bought them at SDCC. They were probably selling them as a set, too.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on September 21, 2018, 07:41:02 PM
The Skeletor one is.....$45.00.  These are debuting at New York Comic Con but should be available online too.  I want the Crimson Ghost but I don't know if I can justify the price.

If they are $45, I am not that interested. :'( :-[ :-X
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: deadonarrival on September 21, 2018, 08:05:10 PM
$45? Ouch! Still interested but disapointed about that price point.
Does putting rivits in card stock REALLY cost that much?

A few years back some company released jointed die cuts and they were $35. There was a neat saucermen i wanted  but i passed at that price. $45 is just too much.  :'(

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 21, 2018, 08:14:24 PM
Wow, everything's redacted.

You gotta belong to the Secret Society.

(Didn't you pass your background check?)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mord on September 21, 2018, 08:26:41 PM
You gotta belong to the Secret Society.

(Didn't you pass your background check?)

I never got past the strip search.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on September 21, 2018, 08:45:16 PM
Yeah, you miss a lot when you're not around here all day.  Kind of wanted to read the excitement, but...  Oh well!

Anyway, Paper People are awesome.  I would have liked them to look more hand-illustrated, but I will still buy them probably...  45 bucks is not reasonable if that is the price-point, but they are right up my alley...  We'll see.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on September 21, 2018, 08:56:07 PM
Dang...this is hot typing. I may just be the new president of the Ohio chapter of your fan club.  8) ;)

This is a good day. There are only a couple of mistakes.  ;D


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: zombiehorror on September 21, 2018, 09:01:47 PM
Here is Super7's listing for the Skeletor one; https://super7.com/collections/m-o-t-u/products/masters-of-the-universe-prints-skeletor-glow-in-the-dark-halloween-decoration (https://super7.com/collections/m-o-t-u/products/masters-of-the-universe-prints-skeletor-glow-in-the-dark-halloween-decoration)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on September 21, 2018, 09:14:15 PM
Well, considering the reason I wanted the paper people was to actually hang them up....and $45 is too expensive to do that....I am out. At least I got to see them.  :angel:
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 21, 2018, 09:20:28 PM
$45? Ouch! Still interested but disapointed about that price point.
Does putting rivits in card stock REALLY cost that much?

A few years back some company released jointed die cuts and they were $35. There was a neat saucermen i wanted  but i passed at that price. $45 is just too much.  :'(

Oh, that can't be the price of the Uni-Diecuts.  That would make them 2½ the price of the $20 buckets!

It MUST cost more to make the buckets, unless...  How tall ARE those buckets, anyway?

Naw, that can't be right.

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: zombiehorror on September 21, 2018, 10:48:03 PM
Maybe the Skeletor price reflects a smaller run and niche market price?  The Universal Monster and Misfits may be relatively niche too but still a bigger market than Skeletor....maybe?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on September 22, 2018, 06:16:14 PM
Creature buckets on ebay right now. About $60 shipped.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: deadonarrival on September 22, 2018, 06:29:33 PM
Creature buckets on ebay right now. About $60 shipped.

I hope no one falls for it. It will be readily available soon for $20.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on September 22, 2018, 07:31:53 PM
Maybe the Skeletor price reflects a smaller run and niche market price?  The Universal Monster and Misfits may be relatively niche too but still a bigger market than Skeletor....maybe?

When similar products are available at the Dollar Tree, I can't understand the 45 dollar price tag.  I mean...  they are paper.  Yeah, they may be made in America because they are paper, which means they are going to be more expensive, but they still shouldn't cost this much.  I collect paper.  I collect Halloween and Monster paper.  But, I can't see these realistically being more than 15 bucks.  It should, in theory, cost more to produce a figure on cardstock than just cardstock.   
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 22, 2018, 09:11:15 PM
Creature buckets on ebay right now. About $60 shipped.

Somebody bought one.

By-the-way, the auction picture shows the bucket from a different angle and the eyes don't look that great to me.  Certainly good enough for a Halloween item.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1962/44803866632_f2591ecd54_c.jpg)

What do you guys think?


I hope the Frankenstein Bucket looks better from different angles.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on September 22, 2018, 09:15:31 PM
Creature buckets on ebay right now. About $60 shipped.

We'll see if anybody is dumb enough to pay it.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on September 22, 2018, 09:17:00 PM
Somebody bought one.

Guess that answers that question!  ;D
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 22, 2018, 09:22:29 PM
Seller had Frankenstein Buckets, too.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1979/44853817671_3a7fc3cbdb_c.jpg)

I guess he looks OK from this angle.  Better than the Creature's eyes do - to me.

Judging from the bigger pictures, it looks like the plastic on these is nice and thick.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on September 22, 2018, 09:47:19 PM
We'll see if anybody is dumb enough to pay it.

I doubt its a matter of being dumb....just uninformed and maybe a tad desperate. I cannot tell you how many times in the past I bought something overpriced, only to realize they were sitting on a website someplace for half what I paid. That's when I started looking before I took leaps. Most times it pays off to investigate before taking a plunge.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 22, 2018, 09:58:45 PM
I doubt its a matter of being dumb....just uninformed and maybe a tad desperate. I cannot tell you how many times in the past I bought something overpriced, only to realize they were sitting on a website someplace for half what I paid. That's when I started looking before I took leaps. Most times it pays off to investigate before taking a plunge.

Seller lists this as a "NYCC 2018 exclusive".  Maybe the buyer can't attend and was burned on the other show exclusives and is afraid of missing out altogether on this, too.

Then again, maybe he is just well-heeled enough not to care very much about what he considers a minor purchase.


We're all different. 

     Chorus:  Yes, we're all different. 

     Lone voice:  Not me.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on September 22, 2018, 10:48:20 PM
Seller lists this as a "NYCC 2018 exclusive".  Maybe the buyer can't attend and was burned on the other show exclusives and is afraid of missing out altogether on this, too.

Then again, maybe he is just well-heeled enough not to care very much about what he considers a minor purchase.


We're all different. 

     Chorus:  Yes, we're all different. 

     Lone voice:  Not me.

Yes, sometimes the boat sails on things we miss into deep waters and cannot be obtained. Other times it crashes on the rocks and can be had for nothing. Ya rolls the dice, ya takes yer chances,lol.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on September 23, 2018, 12:05:25 AM
I doubt its a matter of being dumb....just uninformed

OK, ignorant. Lazy. Trigger happy.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on September 23, 2018, 12:08:11 AM
By-the-way, the auction picture shows the bucket from a different angle and the eyes don't look that great to me.  Certainly good enough for a Halloween item.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1962/44803866632_f2591ecd54_c.jpg)

What do you guys think?
Could be better, could be worse. But, like Mike said, somebody finally made a Creature bucket so I'm getting it. And, like you said, the sculpt is fine for a Halloween item. $20 isn't bad, $60 is painfully excessive.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on September 23, 2018, 02:00:34 AM
I like them mostly because they are buckets.  If they were busts, not so much.  I like the Frankie more than the Creature.  Really dig the color on the Frank.  It definitely beats the last Frankenstein bucket we got back in the late 90s.  Will be asking for these for Christmas.  :D
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on September 23, 2018, 07:09:44 AM
I like them mostly because they are buckets.  If they were busts, not so much.

Well, nobody wants a bust that looks like a bucket.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on September 23, 2018, 11:24:54 AM
Well, nobody wants a bust that looks like a bucket.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             


What if it's a bust of

(http://media.syracuse.com/entertainment_impact/photo/bucketheadjpg-19c1c23725e17cb3.jpg)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on September 23, 2018, 11:31:30 AM
What if it's a bust of

OK, one exception.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Wicked Lester on September 23, 2018, 03:47:48 PM
Aw, crap!

I want those.  (Disappointed again.)

I was really and I mean REALLY looking forward to these. Can someone refresh my memory on why these got crapped out?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 23, 2018, 03:57:45 PM
I was really and I mean REALLY looking forward to these. Can someone refresh my memory on why these got crapped out?


([url]http://i1301.photobucket.com/albums/ag107/Rod_Whitenack/universalmonsters_zps7459a6ac.jpg[/url])
Because they looked dangerously like real toys?

That even kids would want to play with?

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: John Pertwee on September 23, 2018, 04:09:06 PM
I just saw a Jack O Lantern bucket at Target for $6 that was the size of a beach ball, so selling these for $20 or $60 is crazy.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on September 23, 2018, 04:12:20 PM
I just saw a Jack O Lantern bucket at Target for $6 that was the size of a beach ball, so selling these for $20 or $60 is crazy.

What exorbitant license fee did Target pay the jack-o'-lantern farm for the right to use its likeness?  That's really where the money goes.  But, yes, 60 bucks is ridiculous.  Don't pay that. 
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 23, 2018, 04:22:40 PM
I just saw a Jack O Lantern bucket at Target for $6 that was the size of a beach ball, so selling these for $20 or $60 is crazy. 

Exactly how tall are the Super7 buckets, anyway?

Oh, that information must be in their wonderfully informative catalog that has all product dimensions, official release dates, exact prices/shipping costs and order forms.

Wait, careless me, I must have misplaced mine.  Would one of you look in yours and tell us?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Ugly_Thing on September 23, 2018, 04:32:59 PM
I want to like these treat buckets, but they're just too cartoony/'stylized' for me.  Creature, in particular, looks a bit too squat. 

At $6 each, though, I'd likely grab a set or two. 
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Wicked Lester on September 23, 2018, 07:46:26 PM
That REALLY sucks. IMO these were the GREATEST Uni Monsters available for EV-Ver. I would have paid like $16.00-$20.00 for these. u6juu
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on September 23, 2018, 07:53:40 PM
I was really and I mean REALLY looking forward to these. Can someone refresh my memory on why these got crapped out?

Here's a link to a post in another thread with info that zombiehorror dug up: http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=32896.msg552514#msg552514 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=32896.msg552514#msg552514)

Apparently the Uni licensing department dragged their feet so long on final approval for the lunchbox and the playset ("army men") figures that the deal never materialized. Some folks claimed that the orders weren't high enough to warrant production but evidently the items couldn't be ordered because Uni never gave final approval for the designs.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 23, 2018, 08:25:44 PM
Here's a link to a post in another thread with info that zombiehorror dug up: [url]http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=32896.msg552514#msg552514[/url] ([url]http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=32896.msg552514#msg552514[/url])

Apparently the Uni licensing department dragged their feet so long on final approval for the lunchbox and the playset ("army men") figures that the deal never materialized. Some folks claimed that the orders weren't high enough to warrant production but evidently the items couldn't be ordered because Uni never gave final approval for the designs.


Really sucks.  I would have bought them all - then traded away all but the Franks and the angry villagers.

Nice little toys. 
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mord on September 24, 2018, 02:25:21 PM
I want to like these treat buckets, but they're just too cartoony/'stylized' for me.  Creature, in particular, looks a bit too squat. 

At $6 each, though, I'd likely grab a set or two.

Same here. I would pass on these even at $6. I just don't like the aesthetics. I wouldn't even want to have these on display (too stylized...dont like cute monsters). If the Creature looked like the Monsterville mask, I would buy it. It would still look like a toy, but not some silly anime rejects.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on September 24, 2018, 06:26:32 PM
Same here. I would pass on these even at $6. I just don't like the aesthetics. I wouldn't even want to have these on display (too stylized...dont like cute monsters). If the Creature looked like the Monsterville mask, I would buy it. It would still look like a toy, but not some silly anime rejects.
It makes you wonder why these damn companies don't get a clue about the everlasting popularity of something like that iconic Glenn Strange Frankenstein Candy Bucket by Clinton from the '60s. Those things sell for stupid money these days. If they're shelling out for licensing anyway they could give us a more realistic CFTBL bucket. The more realistic sculpt wouldn't hurt sales to the younger fans- they probably wouldn't care, or would think it's even cooler. And, veteran monster collectors would have something nice to add to the collection instead of the "it's alright I guess" opinion that most of seem to have about it. Or the "I hate the crap out of it" that you and a few others have expressed (and I defend your right to that opinion, big time).

I like some stylized toys, especially older stuff like Nutty Mads, Palmers, or MPC Monsters, but I don't understand this obsession with turboeffin' cute these days with toys. (POP! *cough*)  ::)

I'm trying to avoid snark, and especially outright venom, these days when I post. But, I'm just a little p*issed that we finally get a Creature bucket and it's all cutesied up. I'll still buy the thing at $20 because I'm partial to the CFTBL and it's the first Creature candy bucket, but it's unfortunate that they blew the chance to make something exceptional and cranked out yet another addition to the cutesy crapola that everyone has to do these days.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: BRICK on September 24, 2018, 08:12:59 PM
Personally, I think those buckets look like they belong on the top of a Funko Pop figure.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on September 24, 2018, 10:36:51 PM
Personally, I think those buckets look like they belong on the top of a Funko Pop figure.
Yeah...I'm close to talking myself out of getting one. I just wanted it to be great, or even good...but it really isn't.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on September 24, 2018, 10:50:54 PM
I am only interested in Super 7's figures. Unless they do those glasses and puzzles. No soapies, no buckets. I would buy accurate buckets. The stylized thingies are for the birds. :angel:
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 24, 2018, 10:55:45 PM

I'll probably get a Frankenstein Bucket, even though I wish it was better.  As I stated before, I am pretty undemanding on Halloween decorations.  If they do a nice Frankenstein Soaky-style bottle I'd like one of those.

I think the sculpts on some of the 4¾" are OK, but I doubt I will buy any.  I try to concentrate on one monster.

But, I won't be buying any of the other cutesy stuff they are making.  Don't care for it, and if I did, I think it is over priced.  The fact that we are expected to jump through hoops to find this stuff doesn't make me want to support the Super7 line.

It baffles me that some collectors think we should be grateful for having anything at all to buy - even product like this with service like this.

Call me an old grump, if you like.  I'm saving money this Halloween.

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on September 25, 2018, 12:29:09 AM
I want all the figures, and I want to get plastic play sets.  I want the puzzles and glasses.  I want the paper people, in particular, but I don't like the price.  I want the Soakies.  There isn't a lot I don't want, but the buckets are definitely at the bottom of the list.  Am I thrilled the first thing we are getting is this Creature bucket?  No.  Like you all, I'd have preferred a legit likeness.  The Frank bucket has a big Frankie vibe to it, which makes me like it more.  Still, I'd rather have gotten the other stuff first.   
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 25, 2018, 01:53:05 AM
..  There isn't a lot I don't want, …

I wanted to like their stuff, I really did.  I'm disappointed by what they are making - so far.


I was bummed that Monsterville shot their wad over Halloween last year.  I was hoping for something else from them over Christmas and again this Halloween. 

I wonder if they had a short term licensing contract or if they didn't sell well.  It's hard to judge by this crowd.  We were all worked up about getting attractive product, but they may have bombed with the general public.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on September 25, 2018, 12:48:24 PM
I wanted to like their stuff, I really did.  I'm disappointed by what they are making - so far.


I was bummed that Monsterville shot their wad over Halloween last year.  I was hoping for something else from them over Christmas and again this Halloween. 

I wonder if they had a short term licensing contract or if they didn't sell well.  It's hard to judge by this crowd.  We were all worked up about getting attractive product, but they may have bombed with the general public.
I very much agree.

The Monsterville stuff was great for 3 reasons:
1- Most of it looks (and sounds) good.
2- It was reasonably priced.
3- Most of it was easily attainable by simply driving to Target. The only thing I had to order from an eBay seller was the Creature Screamer. There were no limited editions to have to track down by going across country to a con or having to pay some scalper stupid $$$. And, no crazy shipping charges to jack up prices even more.

Yeah, we are far removed from the general public, and that divide seems to grow with each passing year.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on September 25, 2018, 03:01:26 PM
It makes you wonder why these damn companies don't get a clue about the everlasting popularity of something like that iconic Glenn Strange Frankenstein Candy Bucket by Clinton from the '60s. Those things sell for stupid money these days. If they're shelling out for licensing anyway they could give us a more realistic CFTBL bucket. The more realistic sculpt wouldn't hurt sales to the younger fans- they probably wouldn't care, or would think it's even cooler. And, veteran monster collectors would have something nice to add to the collection instead of the "it's alright I guess" opinion that most of seem to have about it. Or the "I hate the crap out of it" that you and a few others have expressed (and I defend your right to that opinion, big time).

I like some stylized toys, especially older stuff like Nutty Mads, Palmers, or MPC Monsters, but I don't understand this obsession with turboeffin' cute these days with toys. (POP! *cough*)  ::)

I'm trying to avoid snark, and especially outright venom, these days when I post. But, I'm just a little p*issed that we finally get a Creature bucket and it's all cutesied up. I'll still buy the thing at $20 because I'm partial to the CFTBL and it's the first Creature candy bucket, but it's unfortunate that they blew the chance to make something exceptional and cranked out yet another addition to the cutesy crapola that everyone has to do these days.

Not a bucket fan but as a figure customizer I would suggest that you get 2, 1 original to keep and 1 to repaint as it should be.

CCC
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on September 25, 2018, 03:04:05 PM
UPDATE: Amok Time has sent me an email to let me know that something to tide me over is in the mail.

;)

CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on September 25, 2018, 03:54:36 PM
Not a bucket fan but as a figure customizer I would suggest that you get 2, 1 original to keep and 1 to repaint as it should be.

CCC
A repaint would help, but the shape and sculpt limit improvement potential.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: TheMadScientist on September 25, 2018, 07:56:05 PM
The fact that we are expected to jump through hoops to find this stuff doesn't make me want to support the Super7 line.

It baffles me that some collectors think we should be grateful for having anything at all to buy - even product like this with service like this.


I'm new here (I've been a lurker for awhile), so I imagine my opinion doesn't count for much, but I'm not sure what exactly you are expecting from Super 7 that they aren't delivering on. I get not liking the products they've announced, but just reading some of your replies here, you seem slightly angry at them as a company. I've emailed them a few times, and they've said that the Universal Monsters stuff will be out in October. So I don't expect their stuff to be released online until then.

Lets be real, outside of some hardcore fans and collectors, I don't know how jazzed the average consumer gets over new Universal Monsters merchandise. At this point I am just happy to have a company making Universal Monsters merchandise, especially since they seem to really care about and be excited about having it as a license. If they have stuff I like, awesome I'll buy it. If I don't like it, not a problem. At least that's my view.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on September 25, 2018, 08:35:21 PM
I'm new here (I've been a lurker for awhile), so I imagine my opinion doesn't count for much.

And don't you forget it, newbie!! Just kiddin'! Everyone is equal in the eyes of the UMA!

I agree with you. I'm happy to be getting some new Creature stuff!  :)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 25, 2018, 09:06:44 PM
I'm new here (I've been a lurker for awhile), so I imagine my opinion doesn't count for much, … 

Well, of course not.  Only as much as anybody else's here.

And not one bit more!


(Welcome, New Blood.)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on September 25, 2018, 09:14:05 PM
Well, of course not.  Just as much as anybody else's here.

And not one bit more!


(Welcome, New Blood.)

Your opinion doesn't' count, my opinion doesn't count, NOBODY'S FRIGGIN OPINION COUNTS ANYMORE! What is this world coming to?


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mord on September 25, 2018, 09:16:33 PM

Lets be real, outside of some hardcore fans and collectors, I don't know how jazzed the average consumer gets over new Universal Monsters merchandise.
  Exactly! So why alienate an already small collector base by putting out product that puts most off. All we're saying is, listen to your customers. You might be rewarded with actual sales.

Btw, welcome to the UMA.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on September 25, 2018, 10:24:13 PM
Lets be real, outside of some hardcore fans and collectors, I don't know how jazzed the average consumer gets over new Universal Monsters merchandise. At this point I am just happy to have a company making Universal Monsters merchandise, especially since they seem to really care about and be excited about having it as a license. If they have stuff I like, awesome I'll buy it. If I don't like it, not a problem. At least that's my view.
I know you addressed this comment to MFS and I'm not trying to speak for him or anyone else here, but I would like to respond to it.

Some opinions are taken as "anger" but I think concern and frustration are probably more accurate. Not much classic monster merch gets made anymore, as you implied. It's like having a limited number of swings before you strike out. We just want someone to hit that home run before the game is over. It's true that we all prefer different aesthetics concerning monster items, but many of us here have expressed a common desire to see more screen-accurate looking product. Most of us are just tired of the relentless cute stylized designs when something does finally make it's way to market. I agree in that I'm really glad someone takes it on themselves to make UniMon stuff. I just wish it would look more like the Universal Monsters and less like someone's version of stylized Universal Monsters. We really care about this stuff or we wouldn't be critical in the first place.

Welcome to UMA, TheMadScientist.  :)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on September 25, 2018, 11:24:44 PM
. . but many of us here have expressed a common desire to see more screen-accurate looking product.

What you need is a good dose of "garage kit"! They've got everything you're looking for.  :)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: deadonarrival on September 26, 2018, 12:19:36 AM
I actually prefer my halloween items to look this way. Knowing it pisses off certain people is just icing on the cake. Lol!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: StyreneDude on September 26, 2018, 12:56:16 AM
Universal and most of the companies that make new monster merchandise just don't get it.

They repeatedly engage in a wasted effort to modernize/update/reinvent the characters to appeal to a market that doesn't exist instead of making product to please the market they ALREADY HAVE. What happens then? They make product that appeals to NO ONE, then blame lack of interest on the property instead of the execution.

Not that difficult to figure out is it?

I definitely won't be getting the Halloween buckets. They have zero appeal to me. If actor's likenesses are the issue, they could have made cheap, vintage style blow molded buckets of the Creature, the Mole People, and the Metaluna Mutant, and I GUARANTEE monster fans would have gone NUTS for them.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: BRICK on September 26, 2018, 05:52:43 AM

I don't know how jazzed the average consumer gets over new Universal Monsters merchandise.

How jazzed does the average consumer get over a Mego Alice from the Brady Bunch figure? Or Norm from Cheers?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on September 26, 2018, 11:34:13 AM
What you need is a good dose of "garage kit"! They've got everything you're looking for.  :)
Garage kits are a separate issue. I was referring to different types of collectibles, specifically the candy buckets. And, I'm not advocating screen-accuracy with no stylization. I'd like to see something along the lines of the Glenn Strange Candy Bucket from the '60s done for the Creature bucket instead of the same anime inspired cute product most companies turn out today. The reason I stated "screen-accurate" is because "realistic" sounds a little strange for something that wasn't real to start with- monsters.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: deadonarrival on September 26, 2018, 01:25:05 PM
The Skeletor one is.....$45.00.  These are debuting at New York Comic Con but should be available online too.  I want the Crimson Ghost but I don't know if I can justify the price.

I just noticed they listed the price for the paper people, finally. $25 each. Still pricey for sure but a LOT better than $45.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on September 26, 2018, 03:49:46 PM
I'd like to see something along the lines of the Glenn Strange Candy Bucket from the '60s done for the Creature bucket instead of the same anime inspired cute product most companies turn out today.

Me too! Where can I get one?  ;D
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: marsattacks666 on September 26, 2018, 04:22:16 PM
How jazzed does the average consumer get over a Mego Alice from the Brady Bunch figure? Or Norm from Cheers?

Not very.....
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on September 26, 2018, 06:23:14 PM
Me too! Where can I get one?  ;D
You can't. That's what some of us are b*tchin' about.  ;D
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on September 26, 2018, 08:00:34 PM
I just noticed they listed the price for the paper people, finally. $25 each. Still pricey for sure but a LOT better than $45.

Where did you see this?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: TheMadScientist on September 26, 2018, 08:57:37 PM
Lot of good points. I grew up in the 90's, so my first Universal Monsters toys, cups, etc were often pretty stylized too. So perhaps that's why some of these new products don't bother me as much. I remember being really young, and going to Pizza Hut with my parents when they had their Universal Monsters cups, and constantly using the Dracula one I got. At the time, it didn't dawn on my just how little it looks like Bela, but I digress. I guess my point of view is that getting Universal Monsters merchandise out there, and exposing them to new consumers who might have little if any knowledge of the characters, is a good thing (though obviously I think some stuff is dumb enough that it actually hurts the brand). I'm a big fan of Batman and the DC superheroes too, and from seeing some of their merchandise in stores, it does just seem like there's a modern trend towards really stylized takes on characters. That said, I definitely understand the frustration when some of the merchandise released just doesn't look that good, especially since relatively little comes out.

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: deadonarrival on September 26, 2018, 09:01:07 PM
Where did you see this?


here...
http://super7hq.com/news/super7-at-new-york-comic-con-2018 (http://super7hq.com/news/super7-at-new-york-comic-con-2018)

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on September 26, 2018, 10:15:23 PM
here...
[url]http://super7hq.com/news/super7-at-new-york-comic-con-2018[/url] ([url]http://super7hq.com/news/super7-at-new-york-comic-con-2018[/url])


Cool!  Thank you!  I didn't want to miss out in case they had been posted for pre-sale or something.  :)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: deadonarrival on September 27, 2018, 11:20:46 AM
They will have a creature jacket at nycc...
https://www.instagram.com/p/BoO4Tg0FqAB/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=97kt9yudjpdz (https://www.instagram.com/p/BoO4Tg0FqAB/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=97kt9yudjpdz)

Not my cup of tea but someone may want 1.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on September 28, 2018, 07:32:34 PM
Today I received something to tide me over.
(https://i.imgur.com/uTN7JU9.jpg)


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: deadonarrival on September 28, 2018, 10:57:00 PM
The 6 universal monsters reaction figures including card art...   
https://www.instagram.com/p/BoSeDjVlkS7/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=ywfs9tyr1yya (https://www.instagram.com/p/BoSeDjVlkS7/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=ywfs9tyr1yya)

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on September 28, 2018, 11:14:53 PM
The 6 universal monsters reaction figures including card art...   

Those cards look great, but where's Frankie and Drac?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: deadonarrival on September 28, 2018, 11:49:31 PM
Those cards look great, but where's Frankie and Drac?

I guess in series 2 with bride and invisible man maybe???
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: MrDark1 on September 29, 2018, 12:16:16 AM
I don't think much of the Reaction figures themselves.
I must buy these for the card art!  Same for the Con versions recently released.
The card-head j-peg art on those, from the same artist, really grabs me!
Takes me back to seeing those FM covers on newsstands, and eagerly grabbing them with both claws!
   
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on September 29, 2018, 02:44:31 AM
Those cards look great, but where's Frankie and Drac?

All but 1 of those figures was announced. The 1 figure not announced was wishfully assumed to be a Drac figure that was still being negotiated, but now was apparently the Phantom. Either that or the negotiation fell through and they had this one ready just in case.


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Wicked Lester on September 29, 2018, 03:00:16 AM
 I REALLY AND MEAN REALLY want those Paper people Halloween guys. Where can I get them online and how much are they actually going for? Those things are F,NG Awesome.

http://super7hq.com/uploads/10/09/WOLFMAN_IG_PROMO.png (http://super7hq.com/uploads/10/09/WOLFMAN_IG_PROMO.png)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: marsattacks666 on September 29, 2018, 06:07:54 AM
The 6 universal monsters reaction figures including card art...   
https://www.instagram.com/p/BoSeDjVlkS7/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=ywfs9tyr1yya (https://www.instagram.com/p/BoSeDjVlkS7/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=ywfs9tyr1yya)


Wow!!!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Devlin on September 29, 2018, 07:47:40 AM
The "Paper People" are all $25. The Fiend glows in the dark, as well.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Ugly_Thing on September 29, 2018, 07:52:54 AM

Wow!!!

I know, right??   At ten bucks a pop, I'd just about pay admission for those card backs alone!  Gorgeous!

I'll be needing at least two of each.   And here I thought ReAction was DONE with UM.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on September 29, 2018, 08:12:27 AM
The 6 universal monsters reaction figures including card art...   
https://www.instagram.com/p/BoSeDjVlkS7/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=ywfs9tyr1yya (https://www.instagram.com/p/BoSeDjVlkS7/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=ywfs9tyr1yya)

Ok, the art is phenomenal. The colors are vivid. The figures look good. The character choice is great. The art on Mutant and Creature is the same as the bottles of soda. The Mummy is the same as the Boodega art print. Assuming artwork we have seen on other Super 7 products will be used for figures and vice versa....if a set of glasses is made using this art, I would snag them. Puzzles too.

Now, using this same logic, we should probably expect to see the following character choices for figures, and this artwork used **Hopeful** (sorry for Dracula and Invisible Man low quality, but you get the idea):

(https://i.imgur.com/3TFRbcZ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/0Orj36o.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/O5DP3gg.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/5L0UcWg.jpg)

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on September 29, 2018, 08:15:35 AM
I love the Wolfman art especially (duh, right?). But if they are waves of 6....I would love to see Werewolf of London and Phantom of the Opera in his normal regalia make up wave 2, second batch of 6 with the four I just pictured. If these are 10 each as another commenter suggested, that's cheap, as these things tend to run15 each these days. I will have to buy two sets. One for the grandkid I will have one day and one for me,lol.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on September 29, 2018, 08:27:37 AM
Slightly excited this morning while many may still be asleep,lol. Better shots of the instagram link:

(https://i.imgur.com/6Q391tW.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/29pizGB.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/TdTSxT8.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/OoSCEMY.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/SbzCcsw.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/z6KJQjs.jpg)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Dr. Acula on September 29, 2018, 08:54:53 AM
At ten bucks a pop, I'd just about pay admission for those card backs alone!  Gorgeous!

Where is that price estimate coming from? Super7 charges $15 each for most of their ReAction figures, and Monsters in Motion has them listed at $14.99.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on September 29, 2018, 10:19:53 AM
Where is that price estimate coming from? Super7 charges $15 each for most of their ReAction figures, and Monsters in Motion has them listed at $14.99.

I think he the poster erred. Although I did get my Nosferatu on clearance at FYE,lol. $15 a pop is ok with me, as the card art is stupendous. Love that Wolfman....green shirt and all,lol.

i am not gonna kid myself though, the cards are what I am buying these for. The whole retro figure thing is a blip I am ok with indulging in because they are comparatively inexpensive....but the figures are primitive (as they are deigned to be.). If we could've gotten this artwork on Sideshow's figures back in the day....those thigns would be even more paramount in their significance than they already are.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on September 29, 2018, 10:25:19 AM
Incidentally, if we are looking for someone to lay claim to the Classic Movie Monster Illustrator crown left vacant by Gogos....I nominate Ed Repka. His artowrk is stunning. Great color choices. Much the way Nathan Thomas Millner (sp?) has grabbed the crown to 80's and modern horror. I like Joel Robinson's art also. He kind of covers both. But I digress....Ed Repka rocks.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: zombiehorror on September 29, 2018, 10:41:45 AM

(https://i.imgur.com/OoSCEMY.jpg)

Figure appears to resemble Karas too.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mord on September 29, 2018, 10:50:33 AM
The artwork is great, the figures are more of the same. Easy pass. It's not the money, its just collector fatigue. From now on, everything has to be spectacular before I lay any more cash down.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on September 29, 2018, 10:56:06 AM
The artwork is great, the figures are more of the same. Easy pass. It's not the money, its just collector fatigue. From now on, everything has to be spectacular before I lay any more cash down.

I can understand this to some degree. One can only have just so many of the same monsters before we go: "I got enough if this stuff",lol.  I have to get them though. The card art alone makes me want a set for myself. The idea of giving a set to a grand child I will hopefully have one day compels me to get 2,lol. If they do play sets, I may indulge in those as well. 
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: StyreneDude on September 29, 2018, 11:16:37 AM
The artwork is great, the figures are more of the same. Easy pass. It's not the money, its just collector fatigue. From now on, everything has to be spectacular before I lay any more cash down.


Seriously?!   How much more spectacular can you get?   These are the greatest UNI monster figures I've ever seen...they captured the Remco mini-monster and Famous Monsters nostalgia 1000%

I'm buying at LEAST three of each.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: marsattacks666 on September 29, 2018, 11:17:48 AM
The Creature head-sculpt looks much different from the previous Reaction Creature. Almost reminds me of the REMCO Creature.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on September 29, 2018, 11:19:49 AM
Yeah....  So I have to have these...  even the Mole Man, which I pretty much never buy.  The art is beautiful.  The Red Death and Wolf Man figures are great!   

Not too concerned about Dracula at this point because they have already released Lugosi stuff... the bottles.  So, I'm expecting Frank and Drac in Wave 2. 
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: StyreneDude on September 29, 2018, 11:42:01 AM
Yeah....  So I have to have these...  even the Mole Man, which I pretty much never buy.  The art is beautiful.  The Red Death and Wolf Man figures are great!   

Not too concerned about Dracula at this point because they have already released Lugosi stuff... the bottles.  So, I'm expecting Frank and Drac in Wave 2.

Yeah, for as much complaining as we do around here about no good stuff coming out, I can't believe anyone would pass on these. IMHO these are the best thing to come out since Sideshow, and are up there with the greatest monster merchandise ever made.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mord on September 29, 2018, 11:56:48 AM

Seriously?!   How much more spectacular can you get?   These are the greatest UNI monster figures I've ever seen...they captured the Remco mini-monster and Famous Monsters nostalgia 1000%

I'm buying at LEAST three of each.

 I'm glad you like them. They are not what I collect. The cards are beautiful, though. The little figures just get lost in the mix.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on September 29, 2018, 12:08:23 PM
I usually only get Creature stuff, but I have a few Mutant and Mole Man things, so I'm getting these for the cards!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: deadonarrival on September 29, 2018, 12:56:31 PM
I would keep an eye out this monday (october 1st). They announced they will be putting new items in the store and these ship to retailers on the 2nd.
Makes sense they would give their own store a day head start.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on September 29, 2018, 01:34:27 PM
I would keep an eye out this monday (october 1st). They announced they will be putting new items in the store and these ship to retailers on the 2nd.
Makes sense they would give their own store a day head start.

Oh Boy! A New DD newsletter with items sure to be best sellers and Super& Unis.....sounds like Halloween might shape up to be not so anemic after all this year. Yay!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Wicked Lester on September 29, 2018, 01:50:03 PM
The "Paper People" are all $25. The Fiend glows in the dark, as well.

Hey. Don't mean to be redundant but I REALLY want all 6 of the carded figs and LL 3 of the Paper People . So Where,How, How much etc etc. This would be my hugest find/buy in years. MY CC is literally jumping in my pocket at adding these  to my collection.  Thanks for the info whoever you are.

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on September 29, 2018, 03:34:39 PM
Monsters in Motion has (for pre-order) the 6 carded figures ($15 ea.), Frank and Wolf cut-outs ($25 ea.) and Frank and Creature buckets (20 ea.)  Also Misfits stuff.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Ugly_Thing on September 29, 2018, 04:31:46 PM
There are dozens of local retailers that stock the various ReAction lines, not to mention a flood of 'accidentally-fell-out-of-the-Chinese-Factory' deals to be had....can't wait for this wave to hit! 

The most I've ever paid for one of these -- and I believe it was one of the Goonies and/or maybe one of wifey's Buffy figures -- was right around $12.   Also, you've got to consider that 80% of their lines (ReAction) end up hitting the clearance shelves before their time, which is great for penny pinchers like me!   ;D
(I ordered the entire set of Terminator figures directly from China a few years ago....cost me $25, hehe.)

(http://i64.tinypic.com/2evw7cx.jpg)

(I've added a bunch since this was taken...the pic is several years old.)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: deadonarrival on September 29, 2018, 05:43:33 PM
There are dozens of local retailers that stock the various ReAction lines, not to mention a flood of 'accidentally-fell-out-of-the-Chinese-Factory' deals to be had....can't wait for this wave to hit! 

The most I've ever paid for one of these -- and I believe it was one of the Goonies and/or maybe one of wifey's Buffy figures -- was right around $12.   Also, you've got to consider that 80% of their lines (ReAction) end up hitting the clearance shelves before their time, which is great for penny pinchers like me!   ;D
(I ordered the entire set of Terminator figures directly from China a few years ago....cost me $25, hehe.)

([url]http://i64.tinypic.com/2evw7cx.jpg[/url])

(I've added a bunch since this was taken...the pic is several years old.)


When funko was involved they were $12 retail. Super7 reactions are $15. Not many of the super7 releases go to clearance and aside from the worst, none go out the back door of the factory anymore. Before the 2 sdcc figures i got a few months ago, i only owned 1 (a worst figure) and was a china deal ($5.99 shipped). If they were still funko, i'd probably own none.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on September 29, 2018, 07:23:31 PM
Yet another creature, gonna be one helluva conga line this year.


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 29, 2018, 07:49:56 PM
Monsters in Motion has (for pre-order) the 6 carded figures ($15 ea.), Frank and Wolf cut-outs ($25 ea.) and Frank and Creature buckets (20 ea.)  Also Misfits stuff.

I pre-ordered the Frank Bucket.  I'm not gonna get anything else.

While looking around at Monsters In Motion, I saw this lovely resin model by Jeff Yagher:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1964/31124771548_6fa652d61a_o.jpg)

I'm mighty tempted to ask DirtyHorse to build me one of these.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: marsattacks666 on September 29, 2018, 08:11:31 PM
I pre-ordered the Frank Bucket.  I'm not gonna get anything else.

While looking around at Monsters In Motion, I saw this lovely resin model by Jeff Yagher:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1964/31124771548_6fa652d61a_o.jpg)

I'm mighty tempted to ask DirtyHorse to build me one of these.

Holy, cats!!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on September 29, 2018, 08:36:47 PM

While looking around at Monsters In Motion, I saw this lovely resin model by Jeff Yagher:


One of their "correct with the box art" series. Not sure why they did "Mummy" and "Creature" ones? The box art was done to match those kits.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Dr. Acula on September 29, 2018, 08:50:09 PM
While looking around at Monsters In Motion, I saw this lovely resin model by Jeff Yagher:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1964/31124771548_6fa652d61a_o.jpg)


This looks terrific! And the "Bama" on the tombstone in the background is a nice touch (or is that supposed to be a castle in the distance?).
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 29, 2018, 09:20:16 PM
This looks terrific! And the "Bama" on the tombstone in the background is a nice touch (or is that supposed to be a castle in the distance?). 

I didn't even notice that.

The "BAMA" is on a castle in the far background.  (You can see light from a couple windows in the box art.)  He has a tombstone near his left foot.

EDIT:  You know that does look like a tombstone on the bottom and a castle on the top - like they kind of meld together.


It is listed as being 1/7 scale.  If Jeff is figuring a 6 ft. monster, that would make Frank about 10.25" tall.  If Jeff is figuring a 7 ft. monster, he would be about 12" tall.  Plus whatever the base would add.  Big model.
 
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on September 30, 2018, 01:52:47 AM
The creature walked among us last night. Funny I haven't seen anyone do that version,


CCC,
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Devlin on October 01, 2018, 10:48:50 AM
To clarify matters as to timing: At present, according to the latest solicitation data that my rep sent me Friday, they're taking wholesale orders fpr the Monsters, the orange Fiend, the buckets and the "Paper People," and will start shipping them to wholesale accounts next Monday, the 8th.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Devlin on October 01, 2018, 10:53:01 AM
Also. note that the Great Garloo is not going to wholesale (at least in the short run), so you should probably either get that one at the show or check the Super 7 site after the weekend.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on October 01, 2018, 10:59:42 AM
To clarify matters as to timing: At present, according to the latest solicitation data that my rep sent me Friday, they're taking wholesale orders fpr the Monsters, the orange Fiend, the buckets and the "Paper People," and will start shipping them to wholesale accounts next Monday, the 8th.


Any idea as to the retailers (either online or brick and mortar) who will be carrying their Universal Monsters figures? Thanks.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 01, 2018, 11:01:47 AM

Any idea as to the retailers (either online or brick and mortar) who will be carrying their Universal Monsters figures? Thanks.

MonstersInMotion.com is taking pre-orders.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on October 01, 2018, 11:09:23 AM
MonstersInMotion.com is taking pre-orders.

I am looking for a different vendor,lol. Not that I have anything against them....but I have ordered from them in the past and had some hiccups.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Devlin on October 01, 2018, 03:16:44 PM
Anton Phibes: if you're ordering online, I would say your best bet is just to order direct from Super 7. We'll be carrying them at our shop, but we're not really set up for mail-order, and I see no good reason for you to come to us when you can buy direct.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on October 01, 2018, 03:25:53 PM
Hey Devlin, thanks for the information. I see Amok Time will be a carrier for the product, but they are charging 19.99 per figure. Will these be at FYE and brick and mortar stores since Super 7 doesn't do mail order directly? Or might you know if Big bad Toy Store or others will carry them? Thanks. :angel:
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Devlin on October 01, 2018, 03:35:11 PM
Anton: I know that FYE has carried some of their stuff in the past, but if I've ever actually been in one of their stores, it wasn't in this century. Super 7 does in fact have a web store at https://super7.com/ (https://super7.com/). Exclusives from shows and specific retailers don't show up there unless they have leftovers, but any of the regular stuff does. Don't know if they have a database available of retail clients, but we get a decent number of their figures at Bizarro-Wuxtry in Athens, GA. Many of their toys are offered through Diamond to comic shops, though generally a few months after release.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 01, 2018, 04:12:12 PM
New video:

https://youtu.be/nHWb1DcuMuU    -    Buckets at about the 6:20 mark.

For those of you who can stand the "cute".  (And I don't mean the toys.)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Palifan on October 01, 2018, 04:33:07 PM
These buckets are a lot bigger than  I expected and I might get them for my boys to have for halloween. I don't think they look too bad really and are just a bit of fun, obviously they're not like the classic ones I've seen on here but at least they're a lot cheaper.  :D

Ian
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 01, 2018, 04:51:34 PM
These buckets are a lot bigger than  I expected and I might get them for my boys to have for halloween. I don't think they look too bad really and are just a bit of fun, obviously they're not like the classic ones I've seen on here but at least they're a lot cheaper.  :D

Ian

Yeah.  I think the buckets look a lot better in hand.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: deadonarrival on October 01, 2018, 04:54:19 PM
Sure would have been nice if they put the halloween items up on their site today like they have with the other "con debut" items that ARENT seasonal.
Its not like any item listed today would be in the hands of customers before the convention, it would just be nice knowing they have a chance of arriving in time.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on October 01, 2018, 07:35:26 PM
Wow!  Buckets look A LOT better!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on October 01, 2018, 07:37:18 PM
Yes,  the buckets do look cool. Even though I probably won't get them....they are great for kids to collect candy with and save as their intro to Classic Universal Monsters.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on October 01, 2018, 07:42:27 PM
New Universal Monsters are up for preorder at Amok Time Toys.


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on October 01, 2018, 09:30:55 PM
New Universal Monsters are up for preorder at Amok Time Toys.


CCC.

19.99 each there. :-\
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on October 01, 2018, 10:33:04 PM
19.99 each there. :-\

Yeah.  What's up with that?  Wonder if Entertainment Earth will carry them.  They usually do.  Free shipping's a plus.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: deadonarrival on October 01, 2018, 11:34:59 PM
I just got word that the halloween items will be up for sale on the super7 website this Thursday. That may includes the reaction figures as well, but definite about the buckets and paper people.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on October 02, 2018, 01:02:51 AM
I just got word that the halloween items will be up for sale on the super7 website this Thursday.

I hope they have the Creature mask!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: FrankFan95 on October 02, 2018, 03:22:30 AM
Happy to see those super7 figures up for order but $19 each is a little steep. I may have to get at least The Mummy, Metaluna Mutant and The Mole People.

Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on October 02, 2018, 03:03:56 PM
Good news on the Creature mask!  :)  (Now I don't have to pay eBay scalper prices!)

Hi there,

We're getting more made for a wider release! We're hoping to have them out this month, but I don't have official word if they're actually coming so soon. But there will be more!

-Super7 Customer Care
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on October 02, 2018, 08:06:16 PM
New video:

https://youtu.be/nHWb1DcuMuU    -    Buckets at about the 6:20 mark.

For those of you who can stand the "cute".  (And I don't mean the toys.)
Yeah, that presentation is colorful to say the least.  :D

Anyway, I've decided to lighten up concerning the Creature bucket. They do look better in the vid. It's acceptable for a Halloween offering, and the price is fine for a specialty item such as this. Let's face it, we'll probably never get a mass-produced accurately sculpted monster candy bucket so we make the best of it. It's the first CFTBL candy bucket, so I'm grabbing one.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: AndyFish on October 03, 2018, 12:34:45 PM
Wow Masque of the Red Death-- very cool.
I'll be at NYCC so I'll see if I can grab them there.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: deadonarrival on October 03, 2018, 05:06:48 PM
Good news on the Creature mask!  :)  (Now I don't have to pay eBay scalper prices!)

Hi there,

We're getting more made for a wider release! We're hoping to have them out this month, but I don't have official word if they're actually coming so soon. But there will be more!

-Super7 Customer Care

I saw they will have some of both masks at comic con...
https://www.instagram.com/p/Boe1VlNFLWp/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=d7c4uqfoaruh (https://www.instagram.com/p/Boe1VlNFLWp/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=d7c4uqfoaruh)

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on October 03, 2018, 06:32:20 PM
I saw they will have some of both masks at comic con...

Cool!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: deadonarrival on October 03, 2018, 09:20:25 PM
 For anyone planning on buying stuff tomorrow when the halloween stuff gets listed, use promo code " SUPERSAVER " to get 10% off your online purchase.
That makes the buckets $18, the paper people $22.50 & reaction figures $13.50.
 ;)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 03, 2018, 09:43:52 PM
For anyone planning on buying stuff tomorrow when the halloween stuff gets listed, use promo code " SUPERSAVER " to get 10% off your online purchase.
That makes the buckets $18, the paper people $22.50 & reaction figures $13.50.
 ;)

Thanks, deadonarrival!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on October 03, 2018, 10:17:57 PM
Awesome!  Thank you, DOA!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: deadonarrival on October 03, 2018, 11:36:24 PM
 No problem, just sharing what i saw here... (2nd page)
https://www.instagram.com/p/BofZ9ooDNBc/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1sfw6o42fmbt2 (https://www.instagram.com/p/BofZ9ooDNBc/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1sfw6o42fmbt2)

And the bucket price is listed wrong here. Brian already acknowledged that mistake and clarified they ARE $20.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on October 04, 2018, 01:50:37 AM
Is this on the Super 7 website?

https://super7.com/
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on October 04, 2018, 10:25:09 AM
I just got word that the halloween items will be up for sale on the super7 website this Thursday. That may includes the reaction figures as well, but definite about the buckets and paper people.
Any idea when the buckets will be posted today?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on October 04, 2018, 01:45:07 PM
I see no posting....but I think I am going to collect those vacu formed masks. Creature and Frankie rock....so would a WOLFMAN.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on October 04, 2018, 02:02:07 PM
I'll grab a Creature mask, too, if available. No buckets or masks posted yet. Do these guys want to sell this stuff or what?  ???
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Palifan on October 04, 2018, 03:07:02 PM
It says on their Facebook page that the Buckets and Masks will be available online from them and other places after NYCC. I'm thinking maybe Sunday early evening for these although I don't know what happened about about todays supposed drop, maybe still to early?

Ian
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on October 04, 2018, 03:14:21 PM
I'm thinking maybe Sunday early evening for these . .

That's what it sounds like. I'll keep checking, though, just in case.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: deadonarrival on October 04, 2018, 03:27:56 PM
Hey guys, i'm sorry it hasnt happened. The owner told me on monday... "All the halloween items will be online on thursday".
I'm getting a bit annoyed that he made a liar out of me and all the contradictions involved with their releases.

Stuff that was supposed to debut today has been online for days but the seasonal stuff that requires a timely sale is no where to be seen. That seems like poor planning.

Again, sorry i shared info that is turning out to be false.  :-X
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on October 04, 2018, 04:24:14 PM
Again, sorry i shared info that is turning out to be false.  :-X

Don't worry about it! We'll get it, soon enough.  :)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on October 04, 2018, 04:29:47 PM
It says on their Facebook page that the Buckets and Masks will be available online from them and other places after NYCC. I'm thinking maybe Sunday early evening for these...
Probably.

I'll be checking periodically and I'll holler if I spot the drop. Too bad there has to be drama and aggravation associated with something that should be simple and fun.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 04, 2018, 04:37:04 PM
  ... Too bad there has to be drama and aggravation associated with something that should be simple and fun.

Too bad they don't spend as much time making their videos informative as they do trying to be clever.

(Yes, I know exactly how whiny I sound.)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Hopefullygoodgrammar on October 04, 2018, 04:58:21 PM
Probably.

I'll be checking periodically and I'll holler if I spot the drop. Too bad there has to be drama and aggravation associated with something that should be simple and fun.

Have these pics been posted already? https://www.instagram.com/p/Bogvl5ejiNC/?taken-by=super7 (https://www.instagram.com/p/Bogvl5ejiNC/?taken-by=super7)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on October 04, 2018, 05:16:49 PM
I am looking at these items for some much needed levity this season.  I have a 15 year old cat who is in the process of dying, and its pretty sad :'(. So having to wait for solid information on ordering is ok.... as long as I can get what I wish to purchase. :blank:
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on October 04, 2018, 11:12:40 PM
I am looking at these items for some much needed levity this season.  I have a 15 year old cat who is in the process of dying, and its pretty sad :'(. So having to wait for solid information on ordering is ok.... as long as I can get what I wish to purchase. :blank:

Sorry to hear this, Anton.  I lost my 16 year-old cat a few years ago.  I had him for over half my life, and I loved him very much.  The day I buried him still haunts me.  Thinking of you. 
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Palifan on October 05, 2018, 12:45:28 PM
Just read on Super7's FB that the reaction monsters will be available from next week, not long to wait now!  ;D

Ian
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on October 05, 2018, 10:48:10 PM
(http://news.toyark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2018/10/Universal-Monsters-ReAction.jpg)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mord on October 05, 2018, 11:28:53 PM
 I have to admit, that Moleman looks awesome.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on October 06, 2018, 01:57:32 AM
([url]http://news.toyark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2018/10/Universal-Monsters-ReAction.jpg[/url])


Probably the coolest Universal Monsters toy image in decades. 
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: marsattacks666 on October 06, 2018, 09:00:51 PM
([url]http://news.toyark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2018/10/Universal-Monsters-ReAction.jpg[/url])


Super cool 6 (Six) ;D
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: comixzombie on October 07, 2018, 12:09:45 AM
Just a heads up, the ReAction figures, buckets, and paper people are all back up for preorder on Monsters in Motion. I just placed my order for all six figures.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: MadCow on October 07, 2018, 07:23:27 PM
I am looking at these items for some much needed levity this season.  I have a 15 year old cat who is in the process of dying, and its pretty sad :'(. So having to wait for solid information on ordering is ok.... as long as I can get what I wish to purchase. :blank:

I'm so sorry to hear about your cat. We lost one earlier this year and have another with health issues. It's heartbreaking to say the least.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on October 07, 2018, 07:42:14 PM
I'm so sorry to hear about your cat. We lost one earlier this year and have another with health issues. It's heartbreaking to say the least.

We bought some gel Mord recommended, and have been giving him shots of a nausea reducer and some anti-depressants and he has started eating. Not much....but doing better. If its his time, I just want him to go to sleep. Not starve or be put to sleep. I would love a full recovery but not getting my hopes up. Thanks. Also to AoF and Mord.

Anyone think we are we gonna see ordering information tomorrow for stuff from their webstore tomorrow? Fingers crossed. Cause Halloween has been a bit of a dud this season thus far for me.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: fightinggators on October 07, 2018, 10:28:58 PM
What's up with the Universal Soapies?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: tylerh on October 07, 2018, 10:49:51 PM
Is there  benefit to ordering from Monsters In Motion versus ordering direct from Super7?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on October 07, 2018, 11:40:39 PM
Is there  benefit to ordering from Monsters In Motion versus ordering direct from Super7?

I would not know specifically but I would imagine not that different than from Amok Time. AT is taking preorders, S7 isn't. Yes it costs a little more, but if you want to make sure you get it without having to be logged on at a certain day and time, it is probably worth it to you.


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Palifan on October 08, 2018, 01:28:57 AM
The Buckets and figures are up on Super 7 now so I'd get ordering!  ;D

https://super7.com/collections/all?sort_by=created-descending

Ian
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 08, 2018, 02:06:00 AM
Is there  benefit to ordering from Monsters In Motion versus ordering direct from Super7?

NO.

Use the discount code "SUPERSAVER" with Super 7 and the bucket price is $18.00.  Also, I live in southern California, about 20 miles from Monsters-In-Motion.  Two-day shipping from MIM is $10.00, about $2.00 more than the same service from Super 7.

I save $4.11 by ordering direct from the manufacturer and I don't have to wait for MIM to get their shipment in hand.


Total price for 1 Bucket to me, with California sales tax, is $27.53.


(I believe Amok Time is in New York.  Check with them to see if they can beat Super 7's price.)

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on October 08, 2018, 06:19:28 AM
I ordered a set of the figures from Super7. I didn't see the masks of Creechie and Frankie anywhere on site for order.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: YoungestMonsterKid on October 08, 2018, 08:26:35 AM
Red Death looks awesome. Y'know the first Reaction Phantom figure had an image on the Red Death on the card and that had made me think how cool that would be. So glad to see that happen.
Shame three of the characters were already done by Reaction, though. No Hunchback of Notre Dame? That would actually be interesting to see.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: AndyFish on October 08, 2018, 08:32:19 AM
I picked up Garloo and Halloween Crimson Ghost figures at NYCC this weekend, the buckets were cool, they had them at least the first day and I saw a lot of KIDS walking around with them— that was great.  The Creature and Frankenstein Masks were awesome and I think the boxes are even better than the masks themselves, but I passed for now.  If they had gone with a more menacing Frankenstein I would have grabbed it.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on October 08, 2018, 12:41:39 PM
I didn't see the masks of Creechie and Frankie anywhere on site for order.
I'm interested in the masks. Does anyone know if Super7 will be posting them for sale? If so, when?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: deadonarrival on October 08, 2018, 02:16:57 PM
I wrote them off completely.
Saved myself a heap of cash.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on October 08, 2018, 02:20:48 PM
...even the figures? Wow. Not me. I would've bought the masks and some of that nifty pomade of the Wolfman if I could've found a tin that wasn't dented and priced at $75,lol.

If anyone finds out about the masks, let us know. especially if they make a Wolfman.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: tylerh on October 08, 2018, 09:54:12 PM
I ordered all 6 carded monsters the second i could today - the figures and card art are outstanding!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on October 08, 2018, 10:00:07 PM
I ordered all 6 carded monsters the second i could today - the figures and card art are outstanding!

card art is great....figures are pretty good for the small scale and retro design. I especially dig the Mole Man and Red Death.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Wolfman on October 09, 2018, 12:46:28 PM
I think I'm ordering Mole Man & Metaluna Mutant. The only card art I'm not crazy about is the Wolfman.

JP
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Wolfman on October 09, 2018, 12:57:28 PM
As I just threatened to do, I went ahead and ordered MM & MM.

JP
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Count Zachula on October 09, 2018, 01:17:40 PM
Super 7 has been killing it lately.  I like these Reaction figures better than the first wave they came out with.  I also dig their release schedule, they'll announce something and then a week or two later its available to purchase.  No waiting months on end. 

Grabbed all 6 plus the Halloween Crimson Ghost to go with my other ones.  I usually always take the figures out of the box but Super 7 is definitely making me think twice about it...those cardbacks are beautiful. 
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: KCE83 on October 09, 2018, 01:22:14 PM
When someone gets these in hand, I’d love to see comparison pics of the mummy, wolf man and creature next to the prior ReAction versions, I’m still on the fence with those three. Definitely in for the Red Death. Will probably skip the other two as my focus is horror monsters not sci-fi.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on October 09, 2018, 01:24:39 PM
Super 7 has been killing it lately.  I like these Reaction figures better than the first wave they came out with.  I also dig their release schedule, they'll announce something and then a week or two later its available to purchase.  No waiting months on end. 

Grabbed all 6 plus the Halloween Crimson Ghost to go with my other ones.  I usually always take the figures out of the box but Super 7 is definitely making me think twice about it...those cardbacks are beautiful.


Actually the figures, except the Red Death, were announced about 3 months ago but they have always been scheduled for Halloween, which I think is just cool timing.


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 09, 2018, 01:47:38 PM
When someone gets these in hand, I’d love to see comparison pics of the mummy, wolf man and creature next to the prior ReAction versions, I’m still on the fence with those three. Definitely in for the Red Death. Will probably skip the other two as my focus is horror monsters not sci-fi.

I'd like to see them all next to some 1980 Remco figures for comparison.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Wicked Lester on October 09, 2018, 02:20:05 PM
We bought some gel Mord recommended, and have been giving him shots of a nausea reducer and some anti-depressants and he has started eating. Not much....but doing better. If its his time, I just want him to go to sleep. Not starve or be put to sleep. I would love a full recovery but not getting my hopes up. Thanks. Also to AoF and Mord.


Anton. Do you know what is wrong with your cat? My late wife  and I, over close to 30 years rescued 13 kitty's. If your pal is in the later stages of kidney failure,trust me,you want to put them down. We've seen it before and it gets ugly. They go through horrible convulsions and flop around like a gasping fish. I would suggest that you put them down even though it's tough. Sorry Bro.

WL
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on October 09, 2018, 02:28:35 PM
Anton. Do you know what is wrong with your cat? My late wife  and I, over close to 30 years rescued 13 kitty's. If your pal is in the later stages of kidney failure,trust me,you want to put them down. We've seen it before and it gets ugly. They go through horrible convulsions and flop around like a gasping fish. I would suggest that you put them down even though it's tough. Sorry Bro.

WL

It's his liver. He's 15 and has elevated liver enzymes. Could be cancer. We are working hard to see if we can keep him going. He ate very well today. Honestly, what I am hoping for is for him to get a few more good days and pass in his sleep. I just don't want to have to euthanize him. :'(
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on October 09, 2018, 02:30:38 PM
I think I'm ordering Mole Man & Metaluna Mutant. The only card art I'm not crazy about is the Wolfman.

JP


But JP~~He's my favorite! :o :'(

What's not to love?: Clearly inspired by this pic. I know...it's the green shirt isn't it? :laugh: :angel:

(https://render.fineartamerica.com/images/rendered/default/poster/8/10/break/images/artworkimages/medium/1/lon-chaney-as-the-wolfman-pd.jpg)

(http://news.toyark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2018/10/Universal-Monsters-ReAction-The-Wolf-Man-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: KCE83 on October 09, 2018, 07:20:45 PM
I'd like to see them all next to some 1980 Remco figures for comparison.

Yes an across the board comparison would be great.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Wolfman on October 09, 2018, 08:14:50 PM
But JP~~He's my favorite! :o :'(

What's not to love?: Clearly inspired by this pic. I know...it's the green shirt isn't it? :laugh: :angel:

([url]https://render.fineartamerica.com/images/rendered/default/poster/8/10/break/images/artworkimages/medium/1/lon-chaney-as-the-wolfman-pd.jpg[/url])

([url]http://news.toyark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2018/10/Universal-Monsters-ReAction-The-Wolf-Man-1.jpg[/url])
I just don't like the artwork on the card. He looks a little off to me for some reason. Sorry my friend.

JP
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on October 09, 2018, 08:25:41 PM
I just don't like the artwork on the card. He looks a little off to me for some reason. Sorry my friend.

JP

I see it.  It's not the face.  It's the body.  I just think it's the angle, and then the positioning of the head when paired with it.  It bothered me originally, but I like the face enough to overlook it...  Plus, it's the Wolf Man!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on October 09, 2018, 09:43:14 PM
Bought my Creature bucket and carded figure, today!  :) Can't wait the get them! Just waitin' for the mask, now.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on October 09, 2018, 10:49:32 PM
Mine are coming from Super7.  Waiting on the masks and the paper people! 
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Palifan on October 10, 2018, 01:18:19 AM
Mine are coming from Super7.  Waiting on the masks and the paper people!

Did you use the code from Super 7?

Ian
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on October 10, 2018, 01:40:55 AM
Did you use the code from Super 7?


I forgot to. Oh well, it was only a $3 savings, for me.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on October 10, 2018, 10:44:20 AM
I'd like to see them all next to some 1980 Remco figures for comparison.

I have all figures to date and have done group shots. I will do another when these arrive.


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 10, 2018, 05:21:49 PM

My Super7 Frankenstein Bucket was just delivered.  It was sent 2-Day Priority Mail, but they never sent me a Tracking Number - so it came as a surprise.

The bucket is 7½" tall without the bale. My fat head is 8½" tall from chin to crown, but mine isn't flat on top, so pretty close to life-sized.  Frank's face looks a lot wider in person.  The plastic is a lot more rigid than other buckets I have seen.  It doesn't flex at all.  Hope that doesn't mean it is prone to crack if dropped.

I'll take a couple picture later, gotta go out for a couple hours.




Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on October 10, 2018, 05:28:34 PM
Hope that doesn't mean it is prone to crack if dropped.

Bit of advice. Don't drop it!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Wolfman on October 10, 2018, 06:59:32 PM
So I guess the soakies are dead, right?

JP
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on October 10, 2018, 07:17:20 PM
Did you use the code from Super 7?

Ian

Yes!  Thank you!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on October 10, 2018, 10:15:12 PM
So I guess the soakies are dead, right?

If they aren't, they've got a very bad cough.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: darkmonkeygod on October 11, 2018, 01:52:55 AM
So I guess the soakies are dead, right?

JP

They aren't scheduled yet.

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on October 11, 2018, 08:11:07 AM
They aren't scheduled yet.

Are the glasses still a possibility Shannon?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Count Zachula on October 11, 2018, 01:42:14 PM
Would you guys ever think they'd do a 3.75" Mr. Hyde from the Abbott and Costello film? Like how Diamond Select did?  Not sure if its part of the Universal licensing "package" or if DST personally wanted that character for their line.  Also its not a Karloff likeness so no need to get Sara involved. Surely I'd prefer Mr. Hyde over the Mole People...does anyone even like the Mole People?? (torches down please, that's a joke...or is it?)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on October 11, 2018, 02:06:51 PM
Would you guys ever think they'd do a 3.75" Mr. Hyde from the Abbott and Costello film? Like how Diamond Select did? 

I hope you like that Diamond "Dr. J & Mr. H", 'cause that may be the only one you'll ever get.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on October 11, 2018, 02:19:15 PM
Would you guys ever think they'd do a 3.75" Mr. Hyde from the Abbott and Costello film? Like how Diamond Select did?  Not sure if its part of the Universal licensing "package" or if DST personally wanted that character for their line.  Also its not a Karloff likeness so no need to get Sara involved. Surely I'd prefer Mr. Hyde over the Mole People...does anyone even like the Mole People?? (torches down please, that's a joke...or is it?)

Not likely. The artist was commissioned to do 12 paintings from the whispers in the wind. 6 of those make up wave 1. Four of the Six remaining pieces of art have been revealed on the sodas or the art prints: Invisible Man, Lugosi Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster and The Bride of Frankenstein. That leaves 2 other as yet unknown characters. If I had to guess, I would say they are Phantom of the Opera (non Red Death) and either Quasimodo or The Werewolf of London. If wave 1 doesn't do well....they may not even bother to move forward. So I hope someone besides me is doing their duty in this army, peeps. Man your posts dang it!!! ;D ;)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 11, 2018, 02:48:30 PM
It took me more than a "couple hours", but here are the Frankenstein Bucket pictures I promised:


(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1915/44530527954_4e735ec41f_b.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1966/44530524954_ea29f8f92c_b.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1934/44530522844_c603039315_b.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1918/44530521094_f228068209_b.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1978/44530519074_389b7d92a2_b.jpg)


Placed it next to a known object for size comparison.  The Super7 Bucket's face is so fat, I think he looks better displayed at a slight angle rather than straight on.

What a difference 54 years make.

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on October 11, 2018, 03:29:07 PM
I like the one on the left. I will trade you a couple of this week's new comics, and a box of ho hos and a 4 pack of georgia Peach Coke for it. It's a good deal....take me up on it,lol.  ::) ;D ;D ;)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on October 11, 2018, 03:43:14 PM
Got my Creature Bucket today.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1924/30314487417_bf4bffb855_b.jpg)

This isn't soft blow mold plastic. It's rigid and looks like it may crack easily.

I was kind of on-the-fence but I'm glad I bought it. It's much cooler in-hand than the S7 pics indicate. And, since it's the only CFTBL Candy Bucket it's pretty much a must-have for Creature collectors. I would have very much preferred an accurately sculpted one but at less than $30 with shipping (and the code) I takes what I can gets.  ;D
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on October 11, 2018, 03:55:29 PM
Would you guys ever think they'd do a 3.75" Mr. Hyde from the Abbott and Costello film? Like how Diamond Select did?  Not sure if its part of the Universal licensing "package" or if DST personally wanted that character for their line.  Also its not a Karloff likeness so no need to get Sara involved. Surely I'd prefer Mr. Hyde over the Mole People...does anyone even like the Mole People?? (torches down please, that's a joke...or is it?)
I like the Mole People. I have the Don Post reissue mask. It's the 3.75" figures that I'm not into. It's all cool though. If we were all exactly the same it would be a pretty boring UMA...and world, for that matter.  8)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on October 11, 2018, 04:58:21 PM
Mole People is a none to subtle commentary on the working class vs. the rich class.  Guess which one I would be??Here's a hint, I would be diggin up mushrooms and being beat with a whip.

If ever a film was ripe for re-making, it's the Mole People. Because the working class bears the burden of supporting the elites with their overpaid salaries, and the leeches at the bottom who refuse to work even though they are able. It's a drag.

We are all The Mole People,lol.  8)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on October 11, 2018, 06:35:15 PM
Placed it next to a known object for size comparison.  The Super7 Bucket's face is so fat . . .

How fat is he?  ;D

Maybe you shouldn't display him next to the '60s bucket.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on October 11, 2018, 06:39:55 PM
Got my Creature Bucket today.

Doesn't look like there is much contrast in the paint scheme. Especially sitting that Grave Walker. (Begs for a custom paint job!)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on October 11, 2018, 08:03:08 PM
Doesn't look like there is much contrast in the paint scheme. Especially sitting that Grave Walker. (Begs for a custom paint job!)
I'll just leave mine the way it is. If it were accurately sculpted it would be different, but it's just a caricature in the style of a kid's toy...a candy bucket. It's fine for me the way it is. I don't usually alter my collectibles unless I buy extras, or do it in a way that can be undone (like drawing an overlay for a DD figure card). I'm sure there'll be plenty of custom paintjobs done for it by others anyway.

Are you going to repaint yours?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 11, 2018, 08:37:55 PM
Doesn't look like there is much contrast in the [Creature Bucket] paint scheme. … 

Same with the Frankenstein Bucket.  You can hardly see the eye shadow in person.  Both the Super7 and my pictures make the purple around Frank's eyes look darker - it's not.

I'll bet DirtyHorse could make these look a lot better.  I'm not going to spend the money on an $18 Bucket to find out.

(Imagine what Dan could do with one of the Repro Clinton Frankenstein Buckets.)

 
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on October 11, 2018, 08:48:44 PM
Are you going to repaint yours?

A little out of my price range, I'm afraid. Would love to see a pic of somebody else's!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on October 11, 2018, 08:51:48 PM
I'll bet DirtyHorse could make these look a loot better.

Maybe we'll see some of his handy work, like on last years Monsterville products?  :)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mord on October 11, 2018, 09:09:11 PM
Maybe we'll see some of his handy work, like on last years Monsterville products?  :)
Yeah, but those were well-sculpted to begin with. It's hard to imagine these improving much.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 11, 2018, 11:46:50 PM
How fat is he?  ;D

Maybe you shouldn't display him next to the '60s bucket.

May the Bird of Paradise fly up your nose.


I thought of placing him next to other toys, but decided that it was the classic Clinton bucket to which everyone would be comparing him.

They could have made the face a bit narrower.  It would still have held enough candy for today's "trunk-or-treaters".
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: darkmonkeygod on October 12, 2018, 12:02:19 AM
Are the glasses still a possibility Shannon?

I haven't heard otherwise and have no reason to suspect they won't make it to market.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: StyreneDude on October 12, 2018, 05:27:12 AM
My two sets of figures arrived yesterday...I couldn't believe how fast since I only ordered them Monday!

Let's start with the good...the cards are absolutely jaw dropping in person. Mint on card collectors are going to be very, VERY happy. I will go on the record as saying this is the best packaging we have ever gotten on any Universal monster product EVER, and that's saying a lot. I cannot wait to see the full reveal for series two.

The figures themselves are a more complex issue...they are hit and miss, but mostly hit. There are just a few minor issues that keep them from being perfect. I really like the sculpts on all of them except for the Wolf Man. The head and body sculpt is inferior to the Funko version EXCEPT for the legs. He has the bent knee, tip-toed wolf feet that the Funko figure should have had. If you could put the Super7 legs on the Funko body you'd have the perfect 3 3/4 Wolf Man.

The only other issue is the paint. It's very neatly applied...that's not the issue. No, it's some of the color choices. The Creature has a darker dry brushed color over the green plastic that makes him look somewhat dirty.  The Wolf Man's clothing colors are too bright green and blue for my tastes...more subdued colors would have worked better. Lastly the Mummy. His head and hands are a bright minty green...the same color usually reserved for Frankenstein. It's almost like they were copying the old soaky, but decided to go brighter. It just doesn't work for me. Gray would have been a MUCH better choice, or a toned down green-gray. There will be repaints coming from me.

All in all though...I like them very much. I'm glad I bought them and will definitely be getting series two! With Super7's track record of reissuing variants I'm certain we'll be seeing glow versions as well, and I'm hoping for a Remco inspired set like they did with the Crimson Ghost. I highly recommend everyone pick up at least ONE set. I think you'll regret it later if you don't, plus supporting these will ensure future waves. We all complain about a general lack of decent Universal Monster product, so when a company goes to such effort to produce something as nice as these, we all need to step up and support it, otherwise we have only ourselves to blame if the monsters wither and die.

I'll post some comparison pics later.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on October 12, 2018, 11:10:37 AM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1978/44530519074_389b7d92a2_b.jpg)

What a difference 54 years make.
The regression in quality and coolness is stunning.

The Glenn Strange Frankenstein Candy Bucket is beautiful with it's accurate sculpt and garish colors. It's a shame Super 7 (or somebody) can't do candy buckets and other Monster/Halloween items in that classic Monster Kid '60s style. It seems so simple but yet toymakers today just don't get it. Maybe I'm just in the minority of the minority here.  :-\
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Wolfman on October 12, 2018, 11:58:10 AM
The regression in quality and coolness is stunning.

The Glenn Strange Frankenstein Candy Bucket is beautiful with it's accurate sculpt and garish colors. It's a shame Super 7 (or somebody) can't do candy buckets and other Monster/Halloween items in that classic Monster Kid '60s style. It seems so simple but yet toymakers today just don't get it. Maybe I'm just in the minority of the minority here.  :-\
Well, I'm with you brother. Love the carded figures, but have no problem passing on the buckets.

JP
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mord on October 12, 2018, 11:58:42 AM
The regression in quality and coolness is stunning.

The Glenn Strange Frankenstein Candy Bucket is beautiful with it's accurate sculpt and garish colors. It's a shame Super 7 (or somebody) can't do candy buckets and other Monster/Halloween items in that classic Monster Kid '60s style. It seems so simple but yet toymakers today just don't get it. Maybe I'm just in the minority of the minority here.  :-\
You are not in the minority. The people who have bought these admit they would rather have a better product. I give them credit for supporting these things, I can no longer feign enthusiasm. The buckets are goofy and the figures are worse than I first thought. The packaging is beautiful, but not much else. I can't believe how much worse the Wolfman looks when compared to the so so ReAction version. The paint is garish and the sculpt is way off (what's up with his mouth?). The Mummy doesn't look like Kharis. It's more of a fat-faced Karloff. I know people are supporting these in hopes that that series two will improve. I can't do it. I would rather have no Uni monsters toys, than this.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Wolfman on October 12, 2018, 12:03:06 PM
You are not in the minority. The people who have bought these admit they would rather have a better product. I give them credit for supporting these things, I can no longer feign enthusiasm. The buckets are goofy and the figures are worse than I first thought. The packaging is beautiful, but not much else. I can't believe how much worse the Wolfman looks when compared to the so so ReAction version. The paint is garish and the sculpt is way off (what's up with his mouth?). The Mummy doesn't look like Kharis. It's more of a fat-faced Karloff. I know people are supporting these in hopes that that series two will improve. I can't do it. I would rather have no Uni monsters toys, than this.
Yeah, I have to admit, I'm buying mostly for the artwork than the figures themselves.

JP
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: deadonarrival on October 12, 2018, 01:53:32 PM
I am so glad i passed on the buckets. Had no interest in the figures past the 2 sdcc i got for the halloween style cards. The paper people might have been nice but i lost interest and they never happened anyway. All it took was 1 simple lie from the owner to give me much needed pause and save some cash.

Glad some of you took advantage of the code i posted tho.

(Also, not knocking anything that any of you are enjoying, just wasnt for me)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 12, 2018, 02:06:43 PM
I am so glad i passed on the buckets. …

The Frank Bucket was the only thing I bought.  The fact that I collect only Frankenstein (for reasons of expense and space) helped in that decision.  I have much looser standards for Halloween decorations.

But, I don't like anything else they have done so far.  It wasn't difficult to pass on any of their product. 

I respect other collectors' opinions of this stuff.  If you love it, great.  Enjoy your purchases. 

I know I tend to be too blunt in my opinions.  If you have a new addition to your family, don't show me your snapshots.  I don't fawn over ugly babies.

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on October 12, 2018, 02:15:29 PM
Glad some of you took advantage of the code i posted tho.

(Also, not knocking anything that any of you are enjoying, just wasnt for me)
Thanks again for posting the SUPERSAVER code. I wouldn't have known about it otherwise. I used it for the Creature bucket and plan to use it again for the masks if it's still in effect.  :)

I'm partial to Creature stuff so I'm being more forgiving of the Creature bucket. Also, I agree with everyone that the art is topnotch for the 3.75" figures. That figure style just never appealed to me probably because I was a teenager in the late '70s/early '80s and wasn't buying toys then so the nostalgia just isn't there for me. The card art is so good I almost bought them anyway but I don't have the disposable cash to drop so I passed. It isn't the 3.75" size that I'm less than thrilled with, it's the way the figures have limited articulation but big obvious articulation joints (I love solid-molded playset-style figures of that size, and smaller, like Palmers and MPC Weirds). And, as has been pointed out by many, the sculpts on the new S7 figures leave a lot to be desired. Still, I'm glad monster toys are still being made by companies like Super 7. I'm getting some of their stuff and anything is better than nothing.

These guys are 3.75" tall and I dig them:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1948/31002868838_69b40fb0bc_b.jpg)

Just shows how tastes differ.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 12, 2018, 02:41:54 PM
... The people who have bought these admit they would rather have a better product. I give them credit for supporting these things, I can no longer feign enthusiasm. …   ... I know people are supporting these in hopes that that series two will improve. I can't do it. I would rather have no Uni monsters toys, than this. 

…  the sculpts on the new S7 figures leave a lot to be desired. Still, I'm glad monster toys are still being made by companies like Super 7. I'm getting some of their stuff and anything is better than nothing. 

(Emphasis mine.)

Sadly, this sums up where we are with many of the new toys.


I can't buy what I think is inferior product in the hopes that manufacturers who have already made money on crap will take it upon themselves to make  improvements in the future.  I'm not that trusting.
 

It is a philosophy that hasn't worked in politics.  The "I don't like him/her but he/she will be better once they are in office, so I'll go ahead and vote for them" theory doesn't seem to work there.  What makes anyone think it will function any better in the toy market?  *

     *  Pick your party/candidate on that one.  (My only non-partisan foray into politics, I promise.)

Here endeth the sermon.

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on October 12, 2018, 03:18:51 PM
I can't buy what I think is inferior product in the hopes that manufacturers who have already made money on crap will take it upon themselves to make  improvements in the future.  I'm not that trusting.
I agree.

In the bigger picture (cliché, I know) I'm glad companies are keeping the monster toy market alive in general. Granted, the same companies probably won't make available desirable products after turning out undesirable offerings, but eventually there's a small chance they might. The point is that by keeping the market alive some other company might step in and make items that do appeal to different collectors. If the market dries up totally then there's no chance for that to happen. That's why I appreciate seeing somebody still making monster toys, even if it's toys I'm not into personally.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mord on October 12, 2018, 03:49:15 PM
 Look, I realize that I'm far too blunt and abrasive concerning modern toys. For that, I apologize. I I could rephrase that a little more delicately. I just think these companies need to be bitch-slapped, until they get it right.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 12, 2018, 04:29:31 PM
Look, I realize that I'm far too blunt and abrasive … 

I've heard that sometimes happens to older people.  They tend to get curmudgeonly.  It comes out when they are surrounded by whipper-snappers.

(I hope I live long enough to see if it happens to me.)
 
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mord on October 12, 2018, 05:27:37 PM
I've heard that sometimes happens to older people.  They tend to get curmudgeonly.  It comes out when they are surrounded by whipper-snappers.

(I hope I live long enough to see if it happens to me.)
GET OFF MY LAWN, PUNK!
Or, I'll kick you with my good foot.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Wolfman on October 12, 2018, 05:28:13 PM
You know what your tv screen looks like when you put it in stretch mode? That's what these buckets look like. LOL

JP
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 12, 2018, 05:35:34 PM
You know what your tv screen looks like when you put it in stretch mode? That's what these buckets look like. LOL

JP

They were far too wedded to the notion that their buckets needed to be rOund.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 12, 2018, 05:48:35 PM
GET OFF MY LAWN, PUNK!
Or, I'll kick you with my good foot.

That reminds me...  I gotta buy a few dozen eggs in the next couple days. 

They need time to ripen before Halloween.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on October 12, 2018, 05:54:09 PM
They were far too wedded to the notion that their buckets needed to be rOund.

Hey! It's not a pumpkin!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on October 13, 2018, 01:48:53 PM
Would you guys ever think they'd do a 3.75" Mr. Hyde from the Abbott and Costello film? Like how Diamond Select did?  Not sure if its part of the Universal licensing "package" or if DST personally wanted that character for their line.  Also its not a Karloff likeness so no need to get Sara involved. Surely I'd prefer Mr. Hyde over the Mole People...does anyone even like the Mole People?? (torches down please, that's a joke...or is it?)

I don't ever recall the Mole People and I want Hyde. Dr. Jekyl would be nice too, make a nice 2 pack. Also Igor or a Hunchback, Dracula's Bride(s), and Maria from Metropolis.


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Skorpius on October 15, 2018, 04:17:44 PM
NY Convention Exclusives are up, including Garloo, Phantom Starkiller, and a King Diamond restock.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: the_horror_man on October 15, 2018, 04:25:44 PM
NY Convention Exclusives are up, including Garloo, Phantom Starkiller, and a King Diamond restock.

Thanks for the heads up. I was just thinking today, that I needed to check Super7's site to see if The Great Garloo figure is up. It is and I bought it.

thm
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on October 15, 2018, 05:47:04 PM
Paper People are up but no masks. Rats.

It looks like if they were going to put anything up before Halloween it would be the masks. I know no one is going to actually wear the boxed masks  :laugh: but these things are more seasonal than anything except maybe the candy buckets and those have been up. Wonder what the holdup is?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on October 15, 2018, 06:43:28 PM
Wonder what the holdup is?

Patience, my children!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: tylerh on October 15, 2018, 08:24:37 PM
Paper People are up but no masks. Rats.

It looks like if they were going to put anything up before Halloween it would be the masks. I know no one is going to actually wear the boxed masks  :laugh: but these things are more seasonal than anything except maybe the candy buckets and those have been up. Wonder what the holdup is?

I believe they sold out
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on October 15, 2018, 08:37:22 PM
I believe they sold out

Oh. Goody.  :-\
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on October 15, 2018, 09:03:16 PM
I believe they sold out

Aren't we supposed to get regular releases of these? 
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Subatomic_Matt on October 15, 2018, 09:52:33 PM

I ordered Garloo today and received the Creature bucket and the new Reaction figure of him. Gotta order the others when I get paid next.

I really hope the second series will be out sooner than next October.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on October 15, 2018, 10:02:01 PM
Aren't we supposed to get regular releases of these?
That's what I thought...
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 15, 2018, 10:07:32 PM

Somebody wake me up if they ever decide to make the Soaky Bottles.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on October 15, 2018, 10:14:37 PM
I ordered Garloo today and received the Creature bucket and the new Reaction figure of him. Gotta order the others when I get paid next.

I really hope the second series will be out sooner than next October.

Unlikely. They have the PotA wave 2 release which should be in the spring. Spacing these helps with budgeting.


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Subatomic_Matt on October 15, 2018, 10:59:13 PM
Unlikely. They have the PotA wave 2 release which should be in the spring. Spacing these helps with budgeting.


CCC.

Too bad. It’s hell wondering IF the rest of the “team” will get made or not.

Any bets on the second series? If it’s six figures, I’m guessing:
Frankenstein’s Monster, the Bride Of Frankenstein, Dracula, the Phantom of the Opera, the Invisible Man and the Hunchback of Notre Dame.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on October 15, 2018, 11:37:05 PM
Masks are coming!

Have patience.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Palifan on October 16, 2018, 12:59:42 AM
The paper monsters and great Garloo are up for sale now  :D

https://super7.com/collections/nycc-2018?mc_cid=ae24559dba&mc_eid=841ab1c709

Ian
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Wicked Lester on October 16, 2018, 09:46:19 AM
Thanks for the link. Just ordered both Frankie A Wolfy PP's.

WL
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Devlin on October 16, 2018, 03:05:02 PM
We should have figures and buckets in stock at Bizarro-Wuxtry in Athens, GA on Friday, if UPS is to be believed.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: the_horror_man on October 16, 2018, 03:49:25 PM
The Garloo figure and the packaging is awesome. The packaging is like half the appeal of the piece.

thm
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on October 16, 2018, 04:33:44 PM
Too bad. It’s hell wondering IF the rest of the “team” will get made or not.

Any bets on the second series? If it’s six figures, I’m guessing:
Frankenstein’s Monster, the Bride Of Frankenstein, Dracula, the Phantom of the Opera, the Invisible Man and the Hunchback of Notre Dame.

They're getting made.....unless they absolutely lose their shirts on this first wave. The art is half the process, and it's all turned in and has been for awhile from what I understand. Saving the big boys for the second wave, and releasing z listers (like my boy the Mole Man) in the first wave was just good marketing in my opinion.   We get some A listers like Creechie and Wolfman, and some butt draggers like Moley and Metalunie....it evens out. The next wave is defitniely gonna have Frankenstein, Bride, Invisible Man, and hopefully Dracula (as the art is already produced). Fingers crossed the other two are a regular Pahntom and a Werewolf of London. But I suppose Quasimodo is a possibility.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mord on October 16, 2018, 04:44:22 PM
 Nobody's even mentioned the possibility of a Monolith Monsters figure. That may be the twelfth figure. They'd better not screw up the likeness.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on October 16, 2018, 04:57:29 PM
They're getting made.....unless they absolutely lose their shirts on this first wave. The art is half the process, and it's all turned in and has been for awhile from what I understand. Saving the big boys for the second wave, and releasing z listers (like my boy the Mole Man) in the first wave was just good marketing in my opinion.   We get some A listers like Creechie and Wolfman, and some butt draggers like Moley and Metalunie....it evens out. The next wave is defitniely gonna have Frankenstein, Bride, Invisible Man, and hopefully Dracula (as the art is already produced). Fingers crossed the other two are a regular Pahntom and a Werewolf of London. But I suppose Quasimodo is a possibility.

I don't know if it is good marketing or not. They tried it with the Batman 66 line and it tanked.


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on October 16, 2018, 06:29:20 PM
Nobody's even mentioned the possibility of a Monolith Monsters figure.

I'd buy it!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Subatomic_Matt on October 16, 2018, 08:33:02 PM
I don't know if it is good marketing or not. They tried it with the Batman 66 line and it tanked.


CCC.

That’s one example I was thinking of. The Reaction Nightmare Before Christmas ones are another. And a third were  the Universal Monsters Minimates. Hard as hell to find Imhotep way back when and the line died and ended up in clearance bins for awhile after that.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to be a doomsayer. I just REALLY want these to have a chance.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on October 16, 2018, 08:50:13 PM
Well, maybe thats why they offered the artwork on soda bottles and prints. Because they too are unsure. Oh well. I will continue to believe they are forthcoming until they suffer the Mezco Mrs. Bates fate that nearly destroyed my sanity. 
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: StyreneDude on October 16, 2018, 11:33:47 PM
The best way to make sure series two figures get made is to buy series one.

I bought three sets, one MOC, one loose, and one for customizing, so I did my part.

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on October 17, 2018, 07:48:26 AM
The best way to make sure series two figures get made is to buy series one.

I bought three sets, one MOC, one loose, and one for customizing, so I did my part.


I supported the line too, so I did my part also.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: MrDark1 on October 17, 2018, 08:27:45 AM
I support them also-
Lets not let this line die on the vine... er uh, tree, like my oft mentioned fate of the Hallmark Uni Monsters ornaments!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Subatomic_Matt on October 17, 2018, 11:57:30 AM
I’ve got my two full setsus the Creature bucket already. Gonna get the Frank bucket and those new Hellboy figures when pay day hits as well. Probably get a couple more Mole Men to flesh them out for an army. :)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on October 18, 2018, 08:17:27 PM
That’s one example I was thinking of. The Reaction Nightmare Before Christmas ones are another. And a third were  the Universal Monsters Minimates. Hard as hell to find Imhotep way back when and the line died and ended up in clearance bins for awhile after that.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to be a doomsayer. I just REALLY want these to have a chance.

Right now I think UM is their strongest line.


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Universal Steve on October 18, 2018, 10:19:01 PM
Just got my set of all 6.  Still debating about the buckets.  I wonder hat happened to the Wolfman and Mummy buckets along with the soakies? There was also supposed to be a Frankenstein and Dracula 1000 piece puzzle.  I wonder what happened to those 2 puzzles? Probably because they were the Basil Gogos artwork like on the cards and got pulled.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: darkmonkeygod on October 18, 2018, 10:50:04 PM
Just got my set of all 6.  Still debating about the buckets.  I wonder hat happened to the Wolfman and Mummy buckets along with the soakies? There was also supposed to be a Frankenstein and Dracula 1000 piece puzzle.  I wonder what happened to those 2 puzzles? Probably because they were the Basil Gogos artwork like on the cards and got pulled.

They just haven't been scheduled yet.

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 18, 2018, 10:56:25 PM
They just haven't been scheduled yet.

Just refer to your copy of the company schedule.

(It's at the bottom of page 3.)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on October 19, 2018, 01:45:07 AM
Just refer to your copy of the company schedule.

(It's at the bottom of page 3.)

In this thread? I don't see it.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 19, 2018, 04:05:54 AM
In this thread? I don't see it.

I sure hope not.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on October 19, 2018, 09:11:44 AM
I sure hope not.

Soooo, it was a joke, then?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 19, 2018, 11:17:09 AM
Soooo, it was a joke, then?

Ya know, for a guy with such a big forehead...


Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on October 19, 2018, 12:20:06 PM
Come on now peeps....let's stay positive. I hope the drinkware gets made using this art. My mother used to collect glasses. I got bit...but only for Universal Monsters. I have the Anchor Hockings, The 1980 Spencer's set, the Pizza Hut kids meals cups, The Spencer's from last year, and the Habib's. Also the Wolfman glass from Alamo Drafthouse. So more glasses would be welcome. Especially using Repka's art. Hubba Hubba.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on October 19, 2018, 12:38:45 PM
Ya know, for a guy with such a big forehead...

It's mostly Styrofoam peanuts in there.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Subatomic_Matt on October 20, 2018, 10:19:34 AM

Got my Garloo’s last night. I know he’s not a UM, but with all the other greatSuper7 stuff I had to express my happiness at finally getting him. I always wanted one as a kid and this Reaction figure is great!

It’s gonna be a hard wait for Series 2 of these UM guys, the other buckets, soakers, puzzles and everything. I guess I should be greatful to for my finances but I reeeeally hope they don’t wait until next October for anything else. I need this kinda joy spread out year ‘round.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Joseph_Baeza on October 20, 2018, 10:48:19 AM
Now that Super7 has released The Great Garloo in 3 3/4", I would love to see them do a King Zor!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on October 20, 2018, 12:16:20 PM
I would love to see them do a King Zor!

How about a Marx batt-op Frankenstein?  :)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: marsattacks666 on October 20, 2018, 02:22:56 PM
How about a Marx batt-op Frankenstein?  :)

Oh, my! Definitely!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on October 20, 2018, 05:03:47 PM
My monsters arrived today. Here is a comparison shot of the dayglow Metaluna Mutant on the right with the regular one on the left.
(https://i.imgur.com/pmsUt52.jpg)


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: marsattacks666 on October 20, 2018, 05:56:33 PM
My monsters arrived today. Here is a comparison shot of the dayglow Metaluna Mutant on the right with the regular one on the left.
(https://i.imgur.com/pmsUt52.jpg)


CCC.

Awesome
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on October 20, 2018, 07:03:42 PM
I prefer the standard to the day glow. Nothing personal against the day glow. Just not for my taste.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on October 20, 2018, 07:20:05 PM
I prefer the standard to the day glow.

The day glow looks like he's wearing glasses.  ;D
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 20, 2018, 07:20:40 PM
I prefer the standard to the day glow. Nothing personal against the day glow. Just not for my taste.

More veins.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on October 21, 2018, 12:33:47 PM
The veins are actually the same, just more visible. The only extra red is the flaring off of the eyes. The shade of red is also slightly darker.


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: TheMadScientist on October 21, 2018, 03:17:22 PM
Ended up buying all six of the ReAction figures and both of the SuperBuckets. Unfortunately, the Frankenstein bucket arrived damaged (appears that the side of the box was hit, and his nose was pushed in during shipping), so I'm waiting for the replacement to arrive. For the most part I'm pleased with the items (other than the bucket arriving damaged, obviously). For their part, Super 7 customer service has been pretty easy to work with regarding the issue. I'll probably get the next series of ReAction figures, if they are ever released. If the Paper People were a little less expensive, I'd probably get those too, but I'm probably going to pass on those for now. They look cool, but I don't know if I can justify spending $25 a piece on those.

I also just noticed that they've added a Creature from the Black Lagoon coaches jacket. I don't think I've seen that before: https://super7.com/collections/universal-monsters/products/universal-monsters-coaches-jacket-the-creature.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on October 21, 2018, 05:31:54 PM
I also just noticed that they've added a Creature from the Black Lagoon coaches jacket.

And they are already sold out. Good thing I didn't want one!

What size is "PPK"?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on October 21, 2018, 06:39:08 PM
And they are already sold out. Good thing I didn't want one!
Super 7 apparel should be less expensive for what it is, IMO. If the shirts and jackets were spectacular then I could justify the cost but as it stands they just aren't for me. They probably sell briskly so I'm sure they don't miss my possible purchases.

...Unfortunately, the Frankenstein bucket arrived damaged (appears that the side of the box was hit, and his nose was pushed in during shipping), so I'm waiting for the replacement to arrive.
Just curious, was the bucket cracked where it was dented in? My Creature bucket seems like it would be prone to cracking due to the rigid appearance of the plastic.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: TheMadScientist on October 21, 2018, 07:08:00 PM
Just curious, was the bucket cracked where it was dented in? My Creature bucket seems like it would be prone to cracking due to the rigid appearance of the plastic.

Nope, it wasn't cracked. The nose was pushed in, and I was able to push it back out. Unfortunately there was still a whitish ring in the plastic around where the indention originally was.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on October 21, 2018, 07:11:38 PM
Nope, it wasn't cracked. The nose was pushed in, and I was able to push it back out. Unfortunately there was still a whitish ring in the plastic around where the indention originally was.
Thanks.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 23, 2018, 07:48:53 PM
The Retro-a-go-go/Super7 Frankenstein & Creature Masks are up - $20.00 each.

          https://super7.com/collections/halloween-collection?mc_cid=c1cc450b58&mc_eid=b4b47386df


(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1940/44614529575_6fc65a2d70_b.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1903/44614529365_0b5286b7dd_b.jpg)


(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1951/44614529215_245b277725_b.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1947/44614528975_7c2f576535_b.jpg)


Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on October 23, 2018, 08:30:55 PM
Now were talkin'! Gonna go great with my bucket!   :)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on October 23, 2018, 08:38:16 PM
Just ordered mine. Got a Creech and a Frank. These things are sweet! Stoked over here.

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2726/1450/products/UM-MonsterMask-CreatureBox_2048x2048.png?v=1540323707)

Tried the old SUPERSAVER trick but I guess it's expired. Still, no problem forking over 20 bucks each for these babies.  ;D
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on October 23, 2018, 09:00:25 PM
Are these identical paint schemes to the SDCC masks?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: darkmonkeygod on October 24, 2018, 12:59:53 AM
Are these identical paint schemes to the SDCC masks?

No. There was no Frankenstein's Monster mask offered by S7 during SDCC, to my knowledge, and the Creature from their San Diego is primarily orange. Here's an image of it hotlinked from ebay:

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/ckEAAOSwHWJbnKp3/s-l1600.jpg)

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on October 24, 2018, 01:18:07 AM
. . and the Creature from their San Diego is primarily orange.

Oh boy, that is different! Thanks Shannon.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: AndyFish on October 25, 2018, 12:08:02 PM
They had Frankenstein masks at the Boodega in San Diego, they were also a different color scheme.
They had the buckets on display but not for sale and personally I like the neon color scheme of the figures better than these new releases.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on October 25, 2018, 01:04:54 PM
No. There was no Frankenstein's Monster mask offered by S7 during SDCC, to my knowledge, and the Creature from their San Diego is primarily orange. Here's an image of it hotlinked from ebay:

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/ckEAAOSwHWJbnKp3/s-l1600.jpg)
That orange one is garishly cool as an oddity. Reminds me of a Halloween variant.

But, I prefer the regular one we're getting:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1951/44614529215_245b277725_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on October 25, 2018, 01:14:35 PM
That orange one is garishly cool as an oddity.

It's really out there!  ;D
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Subatomic_Matt on October 26, 2018, 12:33:32 AM
Anybody else get a Reaction Wolfman whose leg brokecehrn you moved it? Or did I win  that particular lottery?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: darkmonkeygod on October 26, 2018, 12:35:16 AM
They had Frankenstein masks at the Boodega in San Diego, they were also a different color scheme.

Are you certain of that, Andy? Any chance you've got or can find any photos of it?

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 26, 2018, 03:52:52 PM

Just got my Retro-a-gogo/Super7 Frankenstein Mask.

They ship their items in nice, sturdy, ample sized boxes with stiff wrapping paper  for a cushion.  They also ship very fast.

The box that the Mask comes in is a lot thicker than the old, vintage masks and should hold up very well over the years.  I was glad to see that the orange box is not as light and bright as the catalog illustration.  Looks really good.

The Mask is a little bit thicker and less flexible than the vacuum-formed originals.

Glad I got one.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on October 26, 2018, 03:55:18 PM
They sold out immediately I guess,,,,I cannot find them available on their site. What a bummer.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 26, 2018, 03:59:24 PM
They sold out immediately I guess,,,,I cannot find them available on their site. What a bummer.

Bummer, indeed.

I put my order in about 5 minutes after I Got their e-mail.  Then I posted the pictures here and got an immediate reply from a member who bought one of each.  I wonder how fast they sold out?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on October 26, 2018, 04:44:00 PM
What?! No!! Crap! I missed it?!  :(
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 26, 2018, 05:16:31 PM
What?! No!! Crap! I missed it?!  :(

Jeeze, Mikey.  I thought you would be all over that.

They aren't listed on their site, anymore.  I wonder if they will make another run of these?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on October 26, 2018, 05:27:27 PM
Jeeze, Mikey.  I thought you would be all over that.

I thought they were going to be available for more than 2 days! All the other things have been there longer and none have sold out. Nobody ever used the words "Extremely Limited Edition!!!"
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Devlin on October 26, 2018, 06:29:01 PM
From what my sales rep said, they barely had any left after NYCC. I had previously understood that we'd get these wholesale, but obviously their remaining numbers were too small. Not clear if there's another run coming.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on October 26, 2018, 08:17:41 PM
Wow! Glad I didn't dawdle. I figured they would have plenty but grabbed mine quick just to play it safe. These things are pretty sweet.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1922/44844712144_bbda226686_b.jpg)

If they're smart they'll make more. No trouble selling through, evidently.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Wicked Lester on October 26, 2018, 08:49:34 PM
I've obtained the giant versions of these at Retro-A-Go-GO. as well as 6other giant masks. Well worth the $$.

https://www.retroagogo.com/categories/retro-decor/vac-tastic-plastic/ (https://www.retroagogo.com/categories/retro-decor/vac-tastic-plastic/)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on October 26, 2018, 09:14:01 PM
I've obtained the giant versions of these at Retro-A-Go-GO. as well as 6other giant masks. Well worth the $$.

https://www.retroagogo.com/categories/retro-decor/vac-tastic-plastic/ (https://www.retroagogo.com/categories/retro-decor/vac-tastic-plastic/)
Pretty cool!

(https://cdn3.bigcommerce.com/s-sby4jv/product_images/uploaded_images/vactastic-plastic-masks-category-header.jpg?t=1491493058)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on October 26, 2018, 10:55:40 PM
Wow! Glad I didn't dawdle. I figured they would have plenty but grabbed mine quick just to play it safe. These things are pretty sweet.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1922/44844712144_bbda226686_b.jpg)

If they're smart they'll make more. No trouble selling through, evidently.

I dawdled. I got a rock. ::)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on October 27, 2018, 12:08:11 PM
I got a rock. ::)

Just watched that last night!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Wicked Lester on October 27, 2018, 05:26:34 PM
Pretty cool!

(https://cdn3.bigcommerce.com/s-sby4jv/product_images/uploaded_images/vactastic-plastic-masks-category-header.jpg?t=1491493058)

Thanks for popping up a pic. The last few mos I have had PC issues that I can't figure out and can't do half the stuff I was doing 6 mos ago.
I HIGHLY recommend the Retro-A Go-Go vacu masks. for $30-40 + shipping they are WELL worth it. Hell the box art some is worth the price alone.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on October 27, 2018, 09:13:24 PM
I received a package from S7 today. I had to get 2 more of these guys because, after all, they are the Mole PEOPLE, not the Mole PERSON.
(https://i.imgur.com/hysmsTF.jpg)


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 28, 2018, 05:15:28 PM
…  I got a rock. 

I had a little trouble with the scissors.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on October 28, 2018, 06:55:33 PM
My masks arrived safe and sound, but I won't be getting 'em til Christmas!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on October 28, 2018, 07:06:32 PM
My masks arrived safe and sound, but I won't be getting 'em til Christmas!

Bummer!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on October 29, 2018, 06:33:00 PM
Bummer!

Well, it's better than getting them for Easter!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on October 29, 2018, 07:35:13 PM
Well, it's better than getting them for Easter!

or not getting them AT ALL!!! :'(
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on October 29, 2018, 10:17:56 PM
or not getting them AT ALL!!! :'(

Since they were such hot-sellers, I would hope they would do another run. 
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on October 30, 2018, 01:15:58 PM
I had a little trouble with the scissors.


The rock landed the scissors, then the paper Wolfman sat on the rock.


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: TheMadScientist on October 30, 2018, 09:19:40 PM
Has anyone else had issues (or heard of other people having issues) with receiving damaged Frankenstein SuperBuckets? I mentioned that the first one I ordered arrived damaged. I sent it back, and the replacement arrived in the mail yesterday. Also damaged, and in exactly the same way. Which is incredibly frustrating. There wasn't very much room between the bucket and the side of the box, and the only packing material was a couple layers of paper, so it's no wonder they keep getting damaged. The plastic around the nose is fairly thin, so if the nose is facing the side of the box, and the box gets hit at all, it's going to get pushed in.

This is starting to get pretty aggravating, and honestly I'm losing interest in doing business with them going forward. Fingers crossed, customer service responds tomorrow.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on October 30, 2018, 09:43:14 PM
This is starting to get pretty aggravating, and honestly I'm losing interest in doing business with them going forward.

Are you buying from the Super 7 website?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: TheMadScientist on October 30, 2018, 09:53:16 PM
Are you buying from the Super 7 website?

Yep, it's directly from them.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 30, 2018, 10:06:52 PM
Has anyone else had issues (or heard of other people having issues) with receiving damaged Frankenstein SuperBuckets? I mentioned that the first one I ordered arrived damaged. I sent it back, and the replacement arrived in the mail yesterday. Also damaged, and in exactly the same way. Which is incredibly frustrating.... 

Really?  Sorry about your bad luck.

Ordered mine from Super7 and it come in a box with plenty room and enough crumpled paper to keep it from moving around.

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on October 30, 2018, 11:00:49 PM
Ordered mine from Super7 and it come in a box with plenty room and enough crumpled paper to keep it from moving around.

Same here for my Creature.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on October 31, 2018, 08:10:25 PM
Well, I had to pay double, but I got a S7 Creature mask.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 31, 2018, 08:41:55 PM
Well, I had to pay double, but I got a S7 Creature mask.


Yea!  But that sucks!

(I told you first.)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on October 31, 2018, 08:53:27 PM

Yea!  But that sucks!


And now I wait for S7 to come out with another batch of them.  :P
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: MrDark1 on October 31, 2018, 09:29:41 PM
I order directly from S-7 and my Phantom fig. was packed with others in rather small box.
They had paper rapped over them, and stacked opposite/atop each other, for a close fit.
They box had some crease/crush damage, and my Phantom suffered a bad dog-eared corner.

S-7 replaced the fig. and sent me a postal label for its return, which I received back in great shape.
I got the masks also, and they came in a large box, with plenty paper, and in great shape.
I received my Paper People Frankenstein, and Wolf Man, and was surprised by the wight of these two.
These are not your regular dime store Halloween cut outs, they are of a heavy thick cardboard, and at 55" will be certain eye catchers!
Also packed very well, and received in perfect shape.

Other than the Target Uni Monsters Halloween cards, Mego Dracula fig. I Thank S-7 for the Best Universal Monsters offerings this Halloween, and year!
Oh, and as much as I love the retro look of the masks-Please make/release masks as the stunning box art depicts!!
 
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on October 31, 2018, 09:43:25 PM
I was checking eBay for the Super 7 masks and this SDCC Creature sold for $42 at auction: https://www.ebay.com/itm/2018-SDCC-Exclusive-Creature-from-the-Black-Lagoon-retro-mask-MIB-by-Super7-/123379869008?nordt=true&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.m43663.l44720 (https://www.ebay.com/itm/2018-SDCC-Exclusive-Creature-from-the-Black-Lagoon-retro-mask-MIB-by-Super7-/123379869008?nordt=true&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.m43663.l44720)

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/PC4AAOSw~WNbow~M/s-l1600.jpg)

A regular S7 Creature mask is up now on a BIN for $55. No Franks listed yet.

I'm surprised it took the scalpers this long to start drawing blood. These masks must be more scarce than some of us thought. At least not many are being sold currently. High realized prices will draw more out for sale though. I wonder why most of us were under the impression Super 7 would have plenty of these things? Kind of snuck up on us.  ???
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on October 31, 2018, 10:30:26 PM
I was checking eBay for the Super 7 masks and this SDCC Creature sold for $42 at auction:

That's the one I bought.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on October 31, 2018, 11:09:34 PM
That's the one I bought.
The way the situation is starting to look you may have gotten a pretty good deal.

There must be fewer of the regular S7 masks than we were led to believe, and fewer still of the SDCC exclusives.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on October 31, 2018, 11:23:09 PM
There must be fewer of the regular S7 masks than we were led to believe.

That will be true, if they don't release any more of them.

And what about the Bride and WM masks?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: darkmonkeygod on November 01, 2018, 03:36:39 AM
That's the one I bought.

That's the San Diego version, and there won't be more of those, tmk.

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on November 01, 2018, 06:35:59 AM
That's the San Diego version, and there won't be more of those, tmk.

I thought the SDCC version was the orange and dark blue one? The one in the auction pic is the yellowish and light blue one.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on November 01, 2018, 11:05:59 AM
I thought the SDCC version was the orange and dark blue one? The one in the auction pic is the yellowish and light blue one.
The one in the auction I posted above is the orange SDCC exclusive. If that's the auction you won then you'll be getting the SDCC orange one.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on November 01, 2018, 02:16:18 PM
Then where is this one from?

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/ckEAAOSwHWJbnKp3/s-l1600.jpg)

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Palifan on November 01, 2018, 02:40:55 PM
Then where is this one from?

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/ckEAAOSwHWJbnKp3/s-l1600.jpg)

That is the SDCC one, the normal one has blue around the eye holes.

Ian
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on November 01, 2018, 02:43:56 PM
Then where is this one from?

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/ckEAAOSwHWJbnKp3/s-l1600.jpg)
It's the same mask.  :laugh:

Here's a pic from the auction you won:
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/r9AAAOSwqIhbow-i/s-l1600.jpg)

You know how colors look different due to lighting, pic editing, etc. Well, those are both orange.

Here's that pic from the auction I posted earlier. It even says "Orange" on the box side at the bottom of the pic.

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/PC4AAOSw~WNbow~M/s-l1600.jpg)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on November 01, 2018, 02:48:53 PM

You know how colors look different due to lighting, pic editing, etc. Well, those are both orange.


I hope it looks like the darker one, then. I like that one better!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on November 01, 2018, 02:49:32 PM
That orange one is garishly cool as an oddity. Reminds me of a Halloween variant.

But, I prefer the regular one we're getting:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1951/44614529215_245b277725_b.jpg)

This one doesn't have green over the eyes.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on November 01, 2018, 02:52:38 PM
This one doesn't have green over the eyes.

Oh yeah! Good eye, there!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on November 01, 2018, 03:01:42 PM
I hope it looks like the darker one, then. I like that one better!
You'll probably want both in your collection at some point since you specialize. The SDCC variant will probably be the most valuable so it will be less expensive to buy the regular one in future.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on November 01, 2018, 03:06:18 PM
You'll probably want both in your collection at some point since you specialize.

I don't feel bad about the price, now, knowing it's the SDCC version.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on November 09, 2018, 08:51:03 PM
Here's another show exclusive most of us won't be getting:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4881/45754221792_28fe260e92_b.jpg)
Maria - Metropolis - 3.75 in. - ReAcation - DesignerCon Exclusive - 2018

Click on picture for larger image.

The show is the weekend of the 16th.

Nice of Super7 to let us know what we're missing.  Too bad, I would have paid $15 for that one.

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on November 09, 2018, 09:11:06 PM
I feel sorry for fans of Metropolis. That's a cool lil gal.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Skorpius on November 09, 2018, 11:18:07 PM
I'm sure it will be up on the site afterwards for a little while. They've been good about putting figures up right after a show. Garloo is still there.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: John Pertwee on November 10, 2018, 08:31:20 AM
As you can see by my Avatar, I would love to have one. Hell, I want 5.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on November 10, 2018, 01:43:53 PM
Here's another show exclusive most of us won't be getting:

Great card! What site did you see that on?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on November 10, 2018, 01:54:30 PM
Great card! What site did you see that on?


It came in an e-mail from Super7:

http://super7hq.com/news/super7-at-designercon-2018?mc_cid=36d1a825f0&mc_eid=ed00a10b1a (http://super7hq.com/news/super7-at-designercon-2018?mc_cid=36d1a825f0&mc_eid=ed00a10b1a)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: marsattacks666 on November 10, 2018, 04:56:01 PM
I would love to have that/Her. Truly awesome.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on November 10, 2018, 05:59:10 PM
There are a couple of S7 Creature Masks on eBay currently listed for over $50, and one S7 Frank listed as an auction with min. bid at a hundred bucks. I was wondering when these would start popping up at inflated prices. Still, that isn't many listings so there must be a scarcity of these things. I really like both masks but I don't think I'd give much over $20 each for them plus shipping. I find it difficult to shell out for something new like that at much more than original retail, and sometimes not even at retail if I think something is way overpriced.

Super 7 would do well to produce another run of the Creatures and Franks. They could probably sell through on them at $20 a pop.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on November 10, 2018, 06:06:50 PM
There are a couple of S7 Creature Masks on eBay currently listed for over $50, and one S7 Frank listed as an auction with min. bid at a hundred bucks. I was wondering when these would start popping up at inflated prices. Still, that isn't many listings so there must be a scarcity of these things. …  … Super 7 would do well to produce another run of the Creatures and Franks. They could probably sell through on them at $20 a pop. 

They don't seem to be making much excess product when it comes to Universal Monster items.

Maybe they could keep collector interest up by altering the colors of masks and boxes on future runs.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Skorpius on November 11, 2018, 12:22:30 AM
Brian Flynn (Super7) mentioned on Instagram or somewhere that a second run may be done next year.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: VulcansFury on November 12, 2018, 07:47:01 AM
Maria is listed as "copper", and its an oversized card. There is absolutely no way that mold is exclusive to the show, its just a paint/Variant. Designercon is a fun show, but its too small to support a unique mold, and S7 is the king of milking molds for repaints. She will be on the website eventually, and a standard version will inevitably follow.

I decided to skip the masks. I wanted them, but s7 were heavily milking their releases to get multiple shipping charges. One week Alien/Hellboy, then Universal Monsters, then SDCC releases of reaction figures, then the masks. Ask Fans of Mattels "Matty Collector"  lines how well their shipping woes hurt their lines and drove fans away out of frustration.II really love s7 reaction figures, but I want to spend my money on toys not multiple shipping charges, and Im not interested in scrambling to compete against ebay scalpers. Tons of other stuff competing for my money including the rebirth of Mego. And I'm skipping Designercon in favor of work so I'll get whatever standard version of Maria comes out later. Really, really getting tired of the constant con exclusives.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on November 12, 2018, 10:59:31 AM
…  Really, really getting tired of the constant con exclusives. 

You ain't the only one.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: John Pertwee on November 12, 2018, 11:27:01 AM
This reminds me of the 1701 debacle with the Star Trek line. They thought doing chase figures limited to 1,701 releases was a good idea. All it did was anger the completest collectors among us and cause a large portion of us to quit that quest. They "released" the figures in a three pack as the 1701 series as an attempt to appease us, but it wasn't the same.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on November 12, 2018, 01:22:32 PM
Chase crap backfires with me....and a lot of other collectors. Especially now. People's behavior patterns have changed. As have their methods of purchasing things. Super7 talked me right out of collecting their masks. By making them such short runs. Not gonna fight to have the "honor" or "privilege" of giving someone my money for a product. Either make it available for the ones who want it or don't. 

Marketers have also learned that a lot of collectors have ocd. They will buy every version of every thing.  I don't play those games either.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: marsattacks666 on November 12, 2018, 01:30:45 PM
This reminds me of the 1701 debacle with the Star Trek line. They thought doing chase figures limited to 1,701 releases was a good idea. All it did was anger the completest collectors among us and cause a large portion of us to quit that quest. They "released" the figures in a three pack as the 1701 series as an attempt to appease us, but it wasn't the same.

Playmates Star Trek, line?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: John Pertwee on November 12, 2018, 02:40:51 PM
Yes. The released Picard and Yar as a limited release, and because of the outrage that followed they released the Barclay figure in a run of 3,000 instead of 1,701. It didn't help.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: VulcansFury on November 12, 2018, 07:59:35 PM
I vividly remember the 1701 debacle. It upset the fandom so much that sales overall plummeted hard enough to kill the line. Sadly it was long enough ago that a lot of modern marketers dont grasp that situation. I love s7's MOTU line (got into it for Scareglow because glow in the dark skeletons are awesome) and have been instantly turned off due to the high number of limited exclusives, its overwhelmingly ridiculous. And for all of those and even the masks, S7 doesnt care what I think because they still sell out. But if itturns off enough people overall, this is how lines die when the retailers get stuck with unsold stock and dont buy more. BBTS and EE and the like are still holding the bag on a lot of the standard releases. Just like the vendors at SDCC who complain that Funko spams the market with too many exclusives that the fans dont have enough money to spend elsehere at other booths.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: John Pertwee on November 12, 2018, 09:25:17 PM
Target is sitting on a bunch of Mego figures because they thought Alice and Norm would sell 10,000 units. I want to give up  on ever finding a Werewolf since they will never open those boxes.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on November 12, 2018, 11:01:33 PM
Target is sitting on a bunch of Mego figures because they thought Alice and Norm would sell 10,000 units. I want to give up  on ever finding a Werewolf since they will never open those boxes.
Patience. The Ape Footed Lycanthropes will eventually show up on the Target website. At 10K units there are just too many for them not to. Target just doesn't care about the availability of items like this, so they're in no hurry to list them. They have proven to be uncaring and ignorant concerning their collector customers. In a few years the figures will legitimately sell for more, but there will be a long window of time when they'll be $15-$20, or less.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: MadCow on November 13, 2018, 01:22:23 AM
Target is sitting on a bunch of Mego figures because they thought Alice and Norm would sell 10,000 units. I want to give up  on ever finding a Werewolf since they will never open those boxes.

I don't recommend it, BUT, you could buy up a chunk of the figures forcing them to have to restock and then return the older figures after the restock. Like I said, I don't agree with this tactic but I've seen and heard of people doing it with other toy lines.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on November 13, 2018, 02:46:59 AM
I would love to have that/Her. Truly awesome.

I ill have this. It has been on my suggestion list for years. So has the Metaluna Mutant. Maybe someone is finally smart enough to listen to me.


ELVIRA.
VAMPIRELLA.
BARBARELLA.
GALAXINA.


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Palifan on November 13, 2018, 04:03:47 PM
Just letting you all done that I had a message from my contact at Super7 and the Metropolis figure will be available on-line after the convention. They're keeping lots back so if you do want one it shouldn't be a problem.  ;D

Ian
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on November 13, 2018, 11:00:31 PM
Just letting you all done that I had a message from my contact at Super7 and the Metropolis figure will be available on-line after the convention. They're keeping lots back so if you do want one it shouldn't be a problem.  ;D

Ian

So the "Convention Exclusive" really isn't?  That sounds like a deliberate misrepresentation by the manufacturer.  Not saying they are dishonest.  Just saying that it sounds that way to my uninformed ear.  Wonder how it would appear to convention attendees?

Why all the hype?  Why not simply make a product, advertise its price and sell it to interested parties?  Why is everything accompanied by yet another promotional yank?

Just askin'.

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Palifan on November 14, 2018, 08:42:37 AM
So the "Convention Exclusive" really isn't?  That sounds like a deliberate misrepresentation by the manufacturer.  Not saying they are dishonest.  Just saying that it sounds that way to my uninformed ear.  Wonder how it would appear to convention attendees?

Why all the hype?  Why not simply make a product, advertise its price and sell it to interested parties?  Why is everything accompanied by yet another promotional yank?

Just askin'.

You're right about it saying exclusive on it so I've no idea about this. It's defiantly getting a release after the convention though but maybe it'll be a different variant. I would just hang on if you're after it as it will see the light of day in some form and I'm sure the main release will look the closest to the one in the film.

Ian
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on November 14, 2018, 10:40:39 AM
Why not simply make a product, advertise its price and sell it to interested parties? 

Don't be tryin' to scare people with your fancy "logic"!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Palifan on November 23, 2018, 12:04:32 PM
Some of the Universal prints up for grabs (not sure if these have been up for a while though).

https://super7.com/collections/black-friday?page=2

Also Metropolis - https://super7.com/collections/black-friday/products/metropolis-reaction-figure-maria-copper

Ian
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: BRICK on November 23, 2018, 05:53:37 PM
It's kind of hard to believe that they haven't sold all 85 of the prints by now.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: John Pertwee on November 24, 2018, 08:24:05 AM
I clicked the link last night around 7 and the page was gone. I have kept checking overnight and no luck.
I'll see them on ebay soon, I'm sure.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Palifan on November 24, 2018, 09:53:00 AM
I clicked the link last night around 7 and the page was gone. I have kept checking overnight and no luck.
I'll see them on ebay soon, I'm sure.

Sorry to hear that and unfortunately they didn't last long. The shipping for me in the UK was $23 so it was a pass for me but then a UK stockist who receives some of Super7's stock had them in this morning so I managed to get one. It was still expensive though as it was £24 here plus the shipping. Quite a mark up on the original price tag of $15 but that's the way things are in the UK (don't even get me started on the price of the new Mego Monsters over here when you can find them on eBay  ::)).

I do think though that this figure will be plentiful if you wait as this is just an exclusive colorways and I'm sure the standard release will be closer to the version in the film so it might be worth holding out unless there's one on eBay that's at a fair price.

Ian
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on November 24, 2018, 11:48:57 AM

Well, I guess Maria was genuinely a "Con Exclusive", if the leftovers didn't last a full day.

I bought one about 5 minutes after Palifan notified us they were on the site.  Thanks for the notification.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Palifan on November 24, 2018, 08:39:59 PM
Well, I guess Maria was genuinely a "Con Exclusive", if the leftovers didn't last a full day.

I bought one about 5 minutes after Palifan notified us they were on the site.  Thanks for the notification.

Happy I could help out Adam and I am glad I picked one up also but as mentioned I do think this will come back again so it's worth keeping an eye out if others are after one.

Ian
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on November 24, 2018, 09:16:08 PM

Monsters In Motion is listing Maria as a Very Limited pre-order, with a promise to ship on November 30th.

Here is another chance to get Metropolis' Maria at retail:

          https://tinyurl.com/y8ncbxgl
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: John Pertwee on November 25, 2018, 06:40:18 PM
Thank you Thank you Thank you
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on November 29, 2018, 02:21:09 PM
I was thinking about this yesterday and it occurred to me that it only took them 95 years to make a figure of this iconic character.


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: marsattacks666 on November 29, 2018, 03:44:51 PM
I was thinking about this yesterday and it occurred to me that it only took them 95 years to make a figure of this iconic character.


CCC.

 :o
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on November 29, 2018, 06:51:06 PM
I was thinking about this yesterday and it occurred to me that it only took them 95 years to make a figure of this iconic character.

Don't know who "them" is, but there have been other METROPOLIS robot figures. Probably no older than a couple of decades, though. Funko made a bobble-head a few years back.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Devlin on November 29, 2018, 07:25:54 PM
There have been multiple statues, model kits, etc., but it's true that this is the first action figure. Of course, the concept of an "action figure" didn't exist for approximately the first 40 years of that interval!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Devlin on November 29, 2018, 07:29:32 PM
I believe that the Maria was promoted not as a show exclusive, but rather as a show debut. Don't know how many of this particular version and card were made, but we have 10 coming to the shop, and, if I can quote from an e-mail from my rep, "This is the black version (yup, we'll have more versions in the future), on a foil card." So don't panic.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on November 29, 2018, 07:32:17 PM
There have been multiple statues, model kits, etc., but it's true that this is the first action figure. Of course, the concept of an "action figure" didn't exist for approximately the first 40 years of that interval!

My grandmother had a Raggedy Ann "action figure" when she was little.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Trap-Door Maker on November 29, 2018, 08:57:06 PM
There have been multiple statues, model kits, etc., but it's true that this is the first action figure. Of course, the concept of an "action figure" didn't exist for approximately the first 40 years of that interval!

Art Asylum released an awesome Maria action figure a while ago:

https://www.entertainmentearth.com/product/silent-screamers-maria-from-metropolis/mz99204 (https://www.entertainmentearth.com/product/silent-screamers-maria-from-metropolis/mz99204)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: horrorhunter on November 29, 2018, 09:43:16 PM
Art Asylum released an awesome Maria action figure a while ago.
I have it, along with the other Silent Screamers figures. One of my favorite figure lines.

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/6e/68/ef/6e68ef198b88650c0000edd5517e2d19.jpg)

The Nosferatu, Golem, and Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari, figures are really nice. All are stylized with a German Expressionism vibe.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on November 29, 2018, 09:49:36 PM
Don't know who "them" is, but there have been other METROPOLIS robot figures. Probably no older than a couple of decades, though. Funko made a bobble-head a few years back.

Maybe we can settle on this is the first 3.75" figure.

I liked the bigger figures, but having a collection ostensibly dedicated to one character, I didn't want to give up very much space to something "other".
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: VulcansFury on November 29, 2018, 10:12:39 PM
Super7 is preying upon their customers. They aren't announcing jack squat about their plans for Maria because they want to whip collectors into a "limited edition" frenzy, and they (yet AGAIN) are spreading out their exclusive releases by putting up the gold armor Arthur from Ghost & Goblins up next week online even though he was at DesignerCon with Maria. Just like they did with their SDCC exclusives and the UM masks. They are intentionally trying to gouge fans on shipping charges and multiple website visits. Brian Flynn made remarks years ago on Rebelscum about how he felt SDCC was all about him, his company and his exclusives.

ReAction as so niche, and he's running them down the path that destroyed lines like Playmates Star Trek and anything made for MattyCollector. Honestly, I'm over this predatory nonsense and if I can't get them at MSRP retail at places like BBTS or EE, then I just don't care anymore. They have already driven me away from being a completionist, and they are rapidly pushing me away entirely with their disgusting tactics.

Don't forget if you have been collecting the Alien line, you have to re-purchase figures you already own to complete your set! Or *maybe* you can get them carded later, dates TBD, individually available or only in sets like at SDCC TBD.

I have changed my entire outlook on collecting due to this type of crap. I only buy for fun, and pass on anything that becomes a chore. There is a neverending stream of things to buy and collect, nobody has a true corner on any market, and I buy things I want to *enjoy*, not simply to accumulate more "stuff". The toys are fun, but this relationship is rapidly becoming toxic.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on November 29, 2018, 10:18:02 PM
Super7 is preying upon their customers. … 

The "Fury" in your screen name seems appropriate.

But I really agree.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on November 29, 2018, 11:21:07 PM
The "Fury" in your screen name seems appropriate.

But I really agree.

As do I.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: VulcansFury on November 29, 2018, 11:41:38 PM
The "Fury" in your screen name seems appropriate.

But I really agree.

Well, I can certainly see the logic in amortizing costs and re-using molds with repaints.  ;D

But the hoops. The endless hoops we have to jump through. Bleech.

I think we've progressed far enough through the history of collectibles to see the trend that almost no license dies forever. We now live in an age where the bulk of collectibles and toys are built upon existing IPs. Companies bid over and over again on nostalgic properties. We just got our second ReAction figures of Creature, Mummy and Wolfman in just a few short years. We live in a world where 3 3/4 highly articulated figures of The Golden Girls exist and we can walk into any Target and buy Facts Of Life Megos, (and they are actively developing Blade Runner Megos!). Batman 1966 is available on home video and have many likeness based products available. So we can no longer say "never" about any property, only likely/unlikely. So, I feel no pressure to buy anything thinking that this will be the only time EVER that it will be offered. It might get remade better or worse (different scale, worse/NO likeness i.e. Lugosi) but chances are high that more will come along (Golden Girls are getting upcoming releases in 1/9 Mego scale).


So, the more barriers placed before us, the more hoops to jump to obtain, the easier it is to say "Pass!". $15 is really pushing it for this scale. I love the style, but when constant shipping charges push them into close to $20 territory, on par with the 6-inch highly articulated figures like Marvel Legends and Star Wars Black series, well that's a tough pill to swallow. I WANT to army-build Mole People, Zentradi Battle Pods and especially POTA Ape Soldiers, but not at these prices.


I've been collecting for decades. I bought a lot of the DC Animated figures, and when the only way to get figures like the less-recognized Bat-Villains or Lois Lane in the multi-pack re-releases, I sucked it up and dealt with it. I get the economics of the situation, and recognize some times that's the only way to get a product out that might pegwarm otherwise.


BUT multipacks are meant to be cost-saving. Every retailer who's done a public Q&A state that the packaging is a huge chunk of the cost, and multipacks cut down on those costs. Super7 still charges full price for their multipacks vs single releases. And Alien had 3 new figures, that required buying at least 3 repeats get the new sculpts. I'm glad they refreshed and repainted the old sculpts to make it worthwhile, and it's the kind of practice I can forgive on a once-in-a-blue-moon occurrence, but there was no reason they couldn't have put all 3 new figures in one pack other than greed. Hellboy had 2 head variants between the 2 3-packs and they still wanted full price per figure. I'd beg and advocate for POTA Gorilla Soldier multipacks to make army-building cheaper, but its very obvious that Super7 fully intends to milk everything for full price until the teats turn purple (then they'll sell those teats as con-exclusive repaints!)

Super7 wants to mimic Kenner Star Wars, but they fail to grasp their most basic principle. Kenner SW was based on "Collect them All!", BUT they maintained a reasonable price and ready availability. Super7 *wants* us to "Collect Them All" but gouges us on price and availability. This is not a formula for long-term success, and once the scalpers get stuck with tons of unsold stock from buying up "exclusives" then I think we'll see a sharp decline in output. Funko ReActions were lacking in sculpts, but were all easier to obtain than these Super7 price gouges. $80 to $100 cardboard playsets with plastic bases? I've passed on every one of those. $15 per figure is really pressing the threshold as it is. Asking $45 for the She-Ra/Hordak 2-pack on one card when they'll be re-released on individual cards later for $15 cheaper for the pairis just gouging. They are just milking it for all they can, while they can.

And again, their radio-silence on Maria is just utterly disrespectful. If this is the level of manipulation we have to deal with, then I'll only pop in for the figures I really want and ignore the rest, which if more people do this, hurts the overall lines. I'll stick with BBTS pre-orders, and recast or order from Ali Baba if I want to repaint my own. Just like in relationships, love doesn't solve everything, and the level of treatment from S7 is really fast becoming toxic. Love of DCUC, Thundercats and He-Man didn't save them from MattyCollector's crap, and Star Trek being at its height still wasn't enough after Playmates upset their fans. But again, Brian Flynn's narcissistic delusions that SDCC is all about him that he's said in the past tells me that he is incapable of accepting any responsibility for any fault. (I haven't seen any petitions to change SDCC to S7CC)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: VulcansFury on November 29, 2018, 11:56:35 PM
Oh, and to not be completely Fury-ous, I have been supportive of this style and the $15 pricepoint because I do recognize they don't have the distribution numbers of the big dogs like Marvel and SW. I'll pay more for niche, and continue to do so. But the Honeymoon is over and its hard to look past the constant warts. I do still have a very, very long wish-list but if these figures hit $20 I'm done and out.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on November 30, 2018, 12:02:36 AM

Even Vesuvius needed to vent.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: darkmonkeygod on November 30, 2018, 01:21:50 AM
Brian Flynn made remarks years ago on Rebelscum about how he felt SDCC was all about him, his company and his exclusives.

I searched, trying to find this. Will you link t the source, I would very much like to read that.

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mord on November 30, 2018, 02:08:19 PM
Even Vesuvius needed to vent.
Sounds like my ex-wife.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on December 01, 2018, 02:05:52 AM
I only buy what I like.  If I really like something, I will really try to get it; e.g. Mego Dracula.  If I kinda want something, I will kinda try to get it; e.g. Mego Werewolf.  I like these reaction figures, and they have been pretty easy to obtain for me.  I like the fact that I don't have to go to these dumb conventions to get pieces and that they are offered online afterward at the same price. 

I think you make valid points, especially on the scalpers and the shipping.  Scalpers suck.  They ruin everything for everyone.  I hate them.  Scalpers are the reason this hobby has gone to pot.  As far as shipping, Super 7 could easily release like items on the same day.  The positive outlook says they want to get items to the consumers as soon as they are available.  The negative outlook says they want to make a buck or ten on shipping.  It's probably the latter.  Regardless, the communication from the company needs to vastly improve.  I don't know if it's purposefully lackluster or just lackluster because they suck at it.  Mego looks like Walter Cronkite by comparison, and that is really saying something.   
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Wicked Lester on December 02, 2018, 09:30:41 PM
I have not honestly been following this thread but I kinda remember back in the 90's that there was an 18" Metropolis Maria vinyl model. I know there were smaller models and a Japanese 15" model"robot from back then.

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Palifan on December 05, 2018, 04:18:42 PM
I know there have been some unhappy people on this thread recently but the new Maria is out for anyone interested - https://super7.com/collections/home-page-featured-product/products/metropolis-reaction-figure-maria

I didn't think that it would take them long to release this but I'm still happy I picked up the con exclusive as I like the weathering to the paintwork and the different shaped card.

Ian
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on December 06, 2018, 06:48:56 AM
I ordered aria as soon as it was up. Still have not received it. It was the only item from the con I wanted so the postage is not an issue for me on this one. Yesterday I received emails from S7 and Amok Time advertising Maria. I responded to S7 I had ordered and paid for it already and where was it?

This is an automated email, but I'd like to let you know that we are currently revamping our Customer Care system.

My name is Rudy and I am the new Customer Care Manager here at Super 7. The Customer Care team is currently working through a large back log of tickets but please rest assured that your request will be replied to.

We truly appreciate your patience during this transition and would like to thank you for continually supporting Super 7!

Happy Holidays!



I checked my order a week ago and it said it had been fulfilled. This sounds like somebody f&*%ed up and is backpedaling. I am considering my response.


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on December 06, 2018, 12:17:30 PM
I finally got my Maria in this morning but I am confused now. I am sure this is the Con version but I thought it was supposed to be copper. This one is more like gunmetal grey.
(https://i.imgur.com/JP797YW.jpg)

CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: tylerh on December 06, 2018, 12:51:21 PM
Im sorry but after reading this thread I don't understand the hate going on.

No one has a gun to your head to make you buy anything.  Nobody forces you to become a completist.  No one makes you rebuy figures you already have because they have new packaging. Nobody makes you buy a 3 3/4 inch universal monster because you collect universal monsters.

We are literally in a new golden age of action figures. You can buy action figures of almost ANYTHING now. Just buy what you like - That is the point.
If you don't like it, instead of buying it and complaining about "having to " on forums (Which really doesnt affect anything) actually complain WITH YOUR WALLET and start passing on figures you dont want or need.

Don't like exclusives? Then DONT BUY EXCLUSIVES. SDCC is a major revenue source for smaller toy companies and exclusives are a huge reason for this.

I love toys but forum complaining has become to the grown up version of throwing a tantrum in the middle of the toy aisle.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Palifan on December 06, 2018, 01:26:39 PM
I finally got my Maria in this morning but I am confused now. I am sure this is the Con version but I thought it was supposed to be copper. This one is more like gunmetal grey.
(https://i.imgur.com/JP797YW.jpg)

CCC.

That's the same one I have and I agree that the colour isn't quite what I expected but it is quite heavy, maybe it's made out of copper? I'm guessing not but do wonder if the weight of this will differ from the regular release that is out now. That one does appear to be more plastic so do pass on your findings if you end up with both.

Ian
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on December 06, 2018, 01:31:52 PM
I finally got my Maria in this morning but I am confused now. I am sure this is the Con version but I thought it was supposed to be copper. This one is more like gunmetal grey.

CCC.

Me, too.  Almost black.

I don't think it matches the catalog picture color, which looked more patinaed copper or bronze.


Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on December 06, 2018, 01:35:22 PM
Im sorry but...   

...We are literally in a new golden age of action figures. …

I respect alternate opinions, but WOW!


(Still enjoying that Mego Werewolf?)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: tylerh on December 06, 2018, 02:16:12 PM
Not at all. It’s garbage.  But I’m not claiming I was forced to buy it, or saying mego is awful, etc.

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on December 06, 2018, 02:31:28 PM
Nobody forces you to become a completist.

Yeah there is. It's my horrible nemesis . . . Mirror Guy!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on December 06, 2018, 03:39:30 PM
That's the same one I have and I agree that the colour isn't quite what I expected but it is quite heavy, maybe it's made out of copper? I'm guessing not but do wonder if the weight of this will differ from the regular release that is out now. That one does appear to be more plastic so do pass on your findings if you end up with both.

Ian

My invoice says copper. I have seen mention of a 'black' version, but have seen nothing concrete on that yet. The pic on the site now looks more like the Droids C3PO in color than a metallic copper, but they are calling it copper too.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on December 06, 2018, 03:42:44 PM
Im sorry but after reading this thread I don't understand the hate going on.

No one has a gun to your head to make you buy anything.  Nobody forces you to become a completist.  No one makes you rebuy figures you already have because they have new packaging. Nobody makes you buy a 3 3/4 inch universal monster because you collect universal monsters.

We are literally in a new golden age of action figures. You can buy action figures of almost ANYTHING now. Just buy what you like - That is the point.
If you don't like it, instead of buying it and complaining about "having to " on forums (Which really doesnt affect anything) actually complain WITH YOUR WALLET and start passing on figures you dont want or need.

Don't like exclusives? Then DONT BUY EXCLUSIVES. SDCC is a major revenue source for smaller toy companies and exclusives are a huge reason for this.

I love toys but forum complaining has become to the grown up version of throwing a tantrum in the middle of the toy aisle.

Either you don't understand basic human nature or you never watched the Matrix. People simply are not happy unless they have something to complain about (and someplace to complain about it).
;)

CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on December 06, 2018, 03:44:37 PM
My invoice says copper. I have seen mention of a 'black' version, but have seen nothing concrete on that yet. The pic on the site now looks more like the Droids C3PO in color than a metallic copper, but they are calling it copper too.

Same here.  Glad I'm not the only one confused.  (I was beginning to think it was just me.)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on December 06, 2018, 03:46:42 PM
Either you don't understand basic human nature or you never watched the Matrix. People simply are not happy unless they have something to complain about (and someplace to complain about it).
;)

CCC.

Luckily for us, we have certain manufacturers and retailers who are more than willing to give us plenty to complain about.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on December 06, 2018, 03:47:03 PM

I wish Monsterville was still making Universal stuff.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mord on December 06, 2018, 05:08:02 PM
I wish Monsterville was still making Universal stuff.
I can't believe that was only a year ago. Love those things. That's one line that got it right (and kept the prices low).
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: marsattacks666 on December 06, 2018, 10:32:52 PM
I wish Monsterville was still making Universal stuff.t

Ditto ;D
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: VulcansFury on December 09, 2018, 12:11:26 PM
Im sorry but after reading this thread I don't understand the hate going on.

No one has a gun to your head to make you buy anything.  Nobody forces you to become a completist.  No one makes you rebuy figures you already have because they have new packaging. Nobody makes you buy a 3 3/4 inch universal monster because you collect universal monsters.

We are literally in a new golden age of action figures. You can buy action figures of almost ANYTHING now. Just buy what you like - That is the point.
If you don't like it, instead of buying it and complaining about "having to " on forums (Which really doesnt affect anything) actually complain WITH YOUR WALLET and start passing on figures you dont want or need.

Don't like exclusives? Then DONT BUY EXCLUSIVES. SDCC is a major revenue source for smaller toy companies and exclusives are a huge reason for this.

I love toys but forum complaining has become to the grown up version of throwing a tantrum in the middle of the toy aisle.

Maybe you should go back and reread what was very clearly written? I dont see where you jump from us complaining about spreading out availabilty of the same shows exclusives over weeks online and lack of communication as "having a gun to our head".  But if it makes you so much better than everyone else to point out how more mature you are over your completely misconstrued reasoning, then youre justas big a part of your self-imagined tantrum. Your failure to understand what has been very clearly spelled out along with your holier-than-thou attitude about it doesnt contribute anything of value to the conversation. Nobody here is complaining that they make exclusives, go back and read.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: zombiehorror on December 09, 2018, 02:58:09 PM
Im sorry but after reading this thread I don't understand the hate going on.

No one has a gun to your head to make you buy anything.  Nobody forces you to become a completist.  No one makes you rebuy figures you already have because they have new packaging. Nobody makes you buy a 3 3/4 inch universal monster because you collect universal monsters.

We are literally in a new golden age of action figures. You can buy action figures of almost ANYTHING now. Just buy what you like - That is the point.
If you don't like it, instead of buying it and complaining about "having to " on forums (Which really doesnt affect anything) actually complain WITH YOUR WALLET and start passing on figures you dont want or need.

Don't like exclusives? Then DONT BUY EXCLUSIVES. SDCC is a major revenue source for smaller toy companies and exclusives are a huge reason for this.

I love toys but forum complaining has become to the grown up version of throwing a tantrum in the middle of the toy aisle.

Here's another way of looking at it.  Let's say that two or three toy companies have a Universal license and the majority of fans agree that all have released subpar product and we have boycotted it by not purchasing said product; now a toy company comes along that actually puts effort behind their product, they look at the Universal license and its sales from the past few years and see that Universal monsters haven't sold all that well.  They then decide it isn't worth their time to invest in said license....isn't that kind of like having a "gun to your head" to buy inferior products to ensure the future of other related products?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on December 09, 2018, 07:21:15 PM
... Let's say that two or three toy companies have a Universal license and the majority of fans agree that all have released subpar product and we have boycotted it by not purchasing said product; now a toy company comes along that actually puts effort behind their product, they look at the Universal license and its sales from the past few years and see that Universal monsters haven't sold all that well.  They then decide it isn't worth their time to invest in said license.... 

I've heard that rationale mainy times before.

How come no one ever takes the opposite side of the argument:


Maybe the new company on the scene will notice that quality sells and junk sits on the shelves forever - and then decide they should emulate the  quality company.

If we buy crap whenever it shows up, why would anyone ever put out the extra effort or expenditure to make something better?


Seems the first position is like the abused spouse that is mild, meek and uncomplaining.  They keep getting beat up and trying to deal with it by appeasing the abuser by being even more mild, meek and uncomplaining - always with the same result.


Toy manufacturer's aren't going to make anything better than what collectors are already willing to buy.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on December 10, 2018, 09:28:57 AM
I've heard that rationale mainly times before.

How come no one ever takes the opposite side of the argument:


Maybe the new company on the scene will notice that quality sells and junk sits on the shelves forever - and then decide they should emulate the  quality company.

If we buy crap whenever it shows up, why would anyone ever put out the extra effort or expenditure to make something better?


Seems the first position is like the abused spouse that is mild, meek and uncomplaining.  They keep getting beat up and trying to deal with it by appeasing the abuser by being even more mild, meek and uncomplaining - always with the same result.

Hypothetically true, until that one freak comes along with a personal vendetta against  what you collect, so he cuts the quality, so sales drop and he says "See, nobody wants this so no point in making it anymore." and cuts you off. Intentionally implemented self fulfilling prophecy, or as MJ put it: "You can't win, you can't break even, you can't get out of the game."


CCC.

Toy manufacturer's aren't going to make anything better than what collectors are already willing to buy.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mord on December 10, 2018, 10:49:28 AM


If we buy crap whenever it shows up, why would anyone ever put out the extra effort or expenditure to make something better?
 

 Jeez, now I feel guilty for buying that Mego Frankenstein.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: John Pertwee on December 10, 2018, 11:02:31 AM
Jeez, now I feel guilty for buying that Mego Frankenstein.

Don't worry, I made up for it by buying 2, and 3 Screaming Werewolf figures.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: LordMudd on December 10, 2018, 04:40:55 PM
My other Maria arrived, loose side by side.
(https://i.imgur.com/RL5cbY9.jpg)


CCC.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: tylerh on December 11, 2018, 01:09:02 AM
edited: Over it
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on December 11, 2018, 10:09:33 AM
Jeez, now I feel guilty for buying that Mego Frankenstein.


Unless you're going to customize it, you probably should,lol. I skipped him and Screamy Face Wolf. No interest.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mord on December 11, 2018, 10:33:45 AM

Unless you're going to customize it, you probably should,lol. I skipped him and Screamy Face Wolf. No interest.
Well, the dust in my room needed somewhere to land.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on December 11, 2018, 11:15:54 AM
Well, the dust in my room needed somewhere to land.

hahaha! ;)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: glane21 on December 13, 2018, 08:36:49 AM
Heads up to anyone who does want some of the Reaction figures and wants to make a big order to avoid multiple shipping charges, Super 7 is offering some discount codes through tomorrow:


Because it's the most wonderful time of the year take advantage of these promo codes towards any ReAction Figure order for the next 48 hours until Friday (12/14). Use the codes at checkout.
REACTION10 for 10% off ReAction Figures orders of $30
REACTION15 for 15% off ReAction Figures orders of $60
REACTION20 for 20% off ReAction Figures orders of $90
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: BRICK on December 24, 2018, 08:09:21 AM

Unless you're going to customize it, you probably should,lol. I skipped him and Screamy Face Wolf. No interest.

Did someone say customize?

(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/9200/rpV4af.jpg)

(https://imageshack.com/a/img923/3632/9PsGLl.jpg)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: the_horror_man on December 24, 2018, 11:44:46 AM
What a difference!

thm
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on January 11, 2019, 02:48:42 PM
So, has ANYONE heard ANYTHING about the release of he next wave of Universal Monsters 3 3/4 inch figures? The wave that we assume will contain Dracula, Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Invisible Man, and ? and ?. Just curious as I thought the rumor was the next wave would be coming up for order this month. I,myself, haven't heard anything. i was wondering if anyone else had. Thanks. Sure is awfully quiet around here these days. Like a tomb. Not liking it. :'(
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on January 11, 2019, 03:17:21 PM
So, has ANYONE heard ANYTHING about the release of he next wave of Universal Monsters 3 3/4 inch figures?

Just  the same old stuff on their website.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on January 11, 2019, 04:07:02 PM

Super 7 will be displaying again at the Feb., 2019 Toy Fair in New York.

I suspect they will save any announcements for then.

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on January 12, 2019, 11:41:25 AM
I hope they are performing well. I buy next to nothing these days, but will keep up with those and Neca. DD too naturally. But that's not a whole lotta stuff. I dunno if I should be rlieved as I can't afford to spend money like I used to when I was young and making big bucks, or terrified that there's not as much interest as there used to be in the greats of olde. :-\
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: StyreneDude on January 14, 2019, 10:16:23 PM
I'm not worried about series two...it's coming. They haven't released series two of the POTA figures either.

There's no way they'd do a line of Universal Monster figures and not release Frankenstein and Dracula.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on January 14, 2019, 10:30:10 PM
I'm not worried about series two...it's coming. They haven't released series two of the POTA figures either.

There's no way they'd do a line of Universal Monster figures and not release Frankenstein and Dracula.

Heard any glad tidings of monstrous joy as to a potential sale date on site for them yet, SD?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on January 14, 2019, 10:42:41 PM
Bad news, guys.  S7 has announced the cancellation of the UniMon line...











































Kidding! 
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on January 14, 2019, 11:27:41 PM
Get him!!

(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/9448/2sPT8d.gif)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on January 14, 2019, 11:30:11 PM
Bad news, guys.  S7 has announced the cancellation of the UniMon line...
























Kidding!

You've either got a death wish or you are trying to induce cardiac arrest to a few of us here. "Gonna git you suckah." ;D ;)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on January 16, 2019, 12:13:57 AM
Get him!!

(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/9448/2sPT8d.gif)

Angry villagers after me...  Guess I'm in good company.   :laugh:

You've either got a death wish or you are trying to induce cardiac arrest to a few of us here. "Gonna git you suckah." ;D ;)

Maybe it's a little of both.  "We belong dead!"
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Skorpius on January 18, 2019, 07:38:33 PM
Brian Flynn of Super7 confirmed on an Instagram post that the soakies would be coming at Halloween.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on January 18, 2019, 08:08:03 PM
Do we have to wait til Halloween for the next batch of figures or will those be released sooner. Inquiring minds wish to know.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on January 18, 2019, 08:33:00 PM
Brian Flynn of Super7 confirmed on an Instagram post that the soakies would be coming at Halloween.

Cool! Now the 10 month wait!! Aarrrrg!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Skorpius on January 18, 2019, 10:59:50 PM
Do we have to wait til Halloween for the next batch of figures or will those be released sooner. Inquiring minds wish to know.

No mention of those, though the Alfred Hitchcock figure is coming back. Unclear if it is a new color or the same as last time.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on January 19, 2019, 01:55:40 AM
No mention of those, though the Alfred Hitchcock figure is coming back. Unclear if it is a new color or the same as last time.

How many different colors of Hitch do we need?

I want more Uni Monsters - or, how about 50's sci-fi?

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: deadonarrival on February 07, 2019, 03:33:41 PM
Saw they are adding mummy & werewolf buckets...
(https://news.toyark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/Super-7-Super-Buckets.jpg)

Wouldnt surprise me if they do have series 2 monsters this year considering how fast they'r churning out the reaction figures.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on February 07, 2019, 03:37:21 PM
While the buckets aren't my thing, I will buy ever reaction figure that feature Ed Repka's art.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on February 07, 2019, 03:40:26 PM
Saw they are adding mummy & werewolf buckets... 

Not crazy about the sculpts.  But I'm glad they are producing classic monsters based products instead of more Disney, super hero or Star Wars junk.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on February 07, 2019, 05:08:14 PM
While the Creature (and Frankenstein, I assume) buckets are licensed, I can't imagine them having to pay Universal a nickel to license that werewolf and mummy.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: deadonarrival on February 07, 2019, 06:16:25 PM
more Disney, super hero or Star Wars junk.

This right here is why i rarely hit the toy sections any more.  ;D

Honestly, i dont even follow super7 any more, i saw this somewhere else and figured some of ya might have interest.

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mord on February 07, 2019, 06:31:47 PM
This right here is why i rarely hit the toy sections any more.  ;D

Honestly, i dont even follow super7 any more, i saw this somewhere else and figured some of ya might have interest.
Same here. The glut of Star Wars toys is depressing, same for the boys in tights.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: StyreneDude on February 12, 2019, 10:05:53 PM
Heard any glad tidings of monstrous joy as to a potential sale date on site for them yet, SD?

Nothing yet...only a "coming soon"

BUT, Ed Repka told me he was commissioned to paint twelve Universal Monster card backs. Of those twelve paintings we've seen Frankenstein, Dracula, the Bride, and the Invisible Man. It's anybody's guess on the last two. If I had to guess I'd say a regular Phantom and maybe the Hunchback? Possibly Werewolf of London, Son of Dracula, or Dracula's Daughter. 
I'll buy as many as they want to make.


I'd love to see them re-release Nosferatu on an updated card that matches the Universal set.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on February 12, 2019, 10:25:32 PM
Nothing yet...only a "coming soon"

BUT, Ed Repka told me he was commissioned to paint twelve Universal Monster card backs. Of those twelve paintings we've seen Frankenstein, Dracula, the Bride, and the Invisible Man. It's anybody's guess on the last two. If I had to guess I'd say a regular Phantom and maybe the Hunchback? Possibly Werewolf of London, Son of Dracula, or Dracula's Daughter. 
I'll buy as many as they want to make.


I'd love to see them re-release Nosferatu on an updated card that matches the Universal set.

My money's on Hunchback and Phantom, though I'd love to have a Werewolf of London, Zaleska, or an Alucard over Hunchback any day.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Palifan on February 13, 2019, 09:50:45 AM
Well we're getting new apes today at least - https://news.toyark.com/2019/02/12/wave-2-of-the-planet-of-the-apes-reaction-figures-revealed-332132

 :D Ian
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: marsattacks666 on February 13, 2019, 11:27:40 AM
The Lawgiver looks cool.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Palifan on February 13, 2019, 12:13:15 PM
The Lawgiver looks cool.

It is a great box for that one and almost worth picking up for that alone.

Ian
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: VulcansFury on February 13, 2019, 12:18:10 PM
Well we're getting new apes today at least - https://news.toyark.com/2019/02/12/wave-2-of-the-planet-of-the-apes-reaction-figures-revealed-332132

 :D Ian

According to a facebook post they just made, the date has been changed to next week 2/20. Hope Slayer is in stock by then.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Palifan on February 13, 2019, 04:13:36 PM
According to a facebook post they just made, the date has been changed to next week 2/20. Hope Slayer is in stock by then.

Just noticed that but at least Slayer has arrived -
 
https://super7.com/products/slayer-reaction-figure-minotaur?mc_cid=e287172439&mc_eid=841ab1c709

Ian
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: marsattacks666 on February 13, 2019, 05:21:26 PM
One can never have too many SLAYER merch and collectibles.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: VulcansFury on February 14, 2019, 01:25:10 AM
Yeah, and why am I not surprised that Slayer is up and POTA has been pushed back? Could it be that this is their common tactic? Im not going to pay 2 separate shipping charges, I'll wait until next week. I want Slayer, but I'm far more sick of this than my desire to own it. And watch, The Worst series 2 will hit the week after POTA2.

I am beyond tired of S7's tactics and attitude, and ended my completionist and now I only pick up what I really love. So no Lucha, no Shogun, etc. I even skipped Robotech which I do love but the scale doesnt display well with other Reaction stuff, and I would have gotten ghouls and ghosts but I'd rather not start than have to deal with jumping through possible future hoops to stay complete. Not to mention how they messed with the fans of the Alien wave 3 single cards.

Between SDCC and the other con exclusives and their intentional spreading out to get more traffic, I'm not sure how much more I can like the material more than I dislike the company. POTA and UM are about the few things I will support, but after the playset gouging, and the separate ship dates for the UM masks means I wont even dip my toes into collecting them.

Sorry for the long vent/rant, but I expected this would happen.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Palifan on February 16, 2019, 01:14:29 PM
Here's the first pictures of the Universal wave 2 and some other figures of interest -

https://news.toyark.com/2019/02/16/toy-fair-2019-super-7-reaction-figures-334085

Also some monster blind boxes - https://news.toyark.com/2019/02/16/toy-fair-2019-super-7-blind-boxes-and-more-334150

Ian
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on February 16, 2019, 02:03:52 PM
Here's the first pictures of the Universal wave 2 and some other figures of interest -

https://news.toyark.com/2019/02/16/toy-fair-2019-super-7-reaction-figures-334085

Also some monster blind boxes - https://news.toyark.com/2019/02/16/toy-fair-2019-super-7-blind-boxes-and-more-334150

Ian 

Don't see any new Universal Monster figures among the regular line.  - Pass.

Would like to have a Frankenstein Keshi Gomu from the "Blind Box" figures, but I don't want any of the others, - Pass.
(I'll wait and try to get one from an eBay seller who buys up cases of figures and sells revealed singles.)

Looks like they will make Robocop fans happy.

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on February 16, 2019, 02:23:39 PM
Also some monster blind boxes -

And I'll have to wait to get a Creature from ebay.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Palifan on February 16, 2019, 02:29:21 PM
Don't see any new Universal Monster figures among the regular line.  - Pass.

Would like to have a Frankenstein Keshi Gomu from the "Blind Box" figures, but I don't want any of the others, - Pass.
(I'll wait and try to get one from an eBay seller who buys up cases of figures and sells revealed singles.)

Looks like they will make Robocop fans happy.

The universal monsters wave 2 are about half way through the pictures with the red backing. I haven't studied them up to the original Reaction release to see if there are any differences but Franks got his green jacket on to make everyone happy  ::)

Ian
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on February 16, 2019, 02:38:23 PM
The universal monsters wave 2 are about half way through the pictures with the red backing.

Creature has chains around his wrists and ankles, so that's different.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Palifan on February 16, 2019, 02:41:14 PM
Creature has chains around his wrists and ankles, so that's different.

I had a feeling that they were new as they're announced as wave 2, I'm sure it'll be some more killer card art so I will probably pick some up although the Neca 8" clothed range are going to take some of my money this year I can see.

Ian
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Radioactive Rod Whitenack on February 16, 2019, 02:49:57 PM
I've seen a couple of pics from the Re-action and Super 7 displays of Uni Monsters stuff and I noticed on the bottom shelf next to some retro Collegeville/Ben Cooper style costumes there appears to be a number of replicas of the 1960's Monster Glasses. Also, I saw a whole line of Monster Soakies.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mord on February 16, 2019, 03:08:52 PM
Franks got his green jacket on to make everyone happy  ::)

  Good, I was starting to miss it.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on February 16, 2019, 03:25:19 PM
I noticed on the bottom shelf next to some retro Collegeville/Ben Cooper style costumes . .

No costumes. Just a retro mask in a retro box.

. . replicas of the 1960's Monster Glasses.

Different art, though.

Also, I saw a whole line of Monster Soakies.

I hope those get released!  :)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: fearliath on February 16, 2019, 04:22:20 PM

I hope those get released!  :)

June 2019
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on February 16, 2019, 04:43:23 PM
Welcome to the UMA, fearliath !   :)

Thanks for the info! I'm gonna start saving my pennies!  ;D
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: fearliath on February 16, 2019, 04:59:15 PM
Thank you. They originally planned to release in Sept with some other Halloween geared items but they really hope they can get them out in June. The cost isn’t set yet. They’re trying to make them as buyer friendly as possible (cost wise) but they aren’t a mass produced item (and they’re officially licensed) so to make a profit they have to be quite a bit higher than dollar store bubbles. I think they came out looking pretty awesome.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on February 16, 2019, 05:09:33 PM
The cost isn’t set yet.

I was hoping something like the candy buckets. $20-25. The originals are around $100, so you wouldn't want to be anywhere near that.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: fearliath on February 16, 2019, 05:20:02 PM
Oh yeah. $20ish is more the ballpark. Also these ARE going to happen so if it’s not in June don’t panic. It WILL happen by early fall.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Count Zachula on February 16, 2019, 07:09:06 PM
(https://news.toyark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/Toy-Fair-2019-Super-7-ReAction-043.jpg)

(https://news.toyark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/Toy-Fair-2019-Super-7-Booth-018.jpg)

(https://news.toyark.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/Toy-Fair-2019-Super-7-Booth-019.jpg)

(https://i0.wp.com/bloody-disgusting.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/DziMR4cW0AATQfe.jpg?ssl=1)

(https://i0.wp.com/bloody-disgusting.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/DziMR4SWsAAMrIK.jpg?ssl=1)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Monsters For Sale on February 16, 2019, 07:14:53 PM

I didn't see the Soaky characters - definitely want one of those Franks - Maybe two, so I can give one a better paintjob.

The 3¾" Franks looks like a Burger King repop.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on February 16, 2019, 07:49:53 PM
Also these ARE going to happen so if it’s not in June don’t panic.

Are you connected to SUPER 7, or know someone who is?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Palifan on February 17, 2019, 03:53:57 AM
Thanks for posting the pictures up, it always helps to see them on here and I hadn't noticed the Soapeez (their name not mine), which do look pretty nice. This one sold on eBay a while ago but these came unpainted so I'm thinking it's a possible custom paint job.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Metallica-Kirk-Hammett-Nosferatu-Super-Soapeez-statuette-/264091251621?hash=item3d7d10b3a5%3Ag%3AIS4AAOSwoAFcFrMC&nma=true&si=kcB1HwvvxumoHvz1w3JB3UBTi54%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 (https://www.ebay.com/itm/Metallica-Kirk-Hammett-Nosferatu-Super-Soapeez-statuette-/264091251621?hash=item3d7d10b3a5%3Ag%3AIS4AAOSwoAFcFrMC&nma=true&si=kcB1HwvvxumoHvz1w3JB3UBTi54%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557)

Ian
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on February 17, 2019, 04:10:55 AM
I'm digging all of the new stuff.  The Dracula 3.75 looks really promising.  Wonder if we'll get a Soakie for Dracula.  I was surprised that we got a Revenge of the Creature 3.75.  It's a nice surprise.  The Invisible Man looks even better than the original.  Thanks for all the cool shares! 
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on February 17, 2019, 11:03:30 AM
Wonder if we'll get a Soakie for Dracula.

Looks like he's getting snubbed yet again!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on February 17, 2019, 02:16:59 PM
Looks like he's getting snubbed yet again!

It would be odd, though, considering he is in the mystery packs and the action figures.  Well, they haven't shown the mystery pack Drac figure yet, so I'm still holding out hope.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: fearliath on February 18, 2019, 10:33:44 PM
I saw a post specific to the Universal Monster Reaction figures so I thought I’d add something. I decided I’ll put this in this thread as it seems to be the more developed Super 7 thread.

 If anyone is interested a third wave of Universal Monster Reaction figures is in the works. Based on the fact that the first two waves cover the more commonly featured monsters (and a few less than commonly featured monsters) you can expect to see wave 3 have figures never done in this scale. Wave 3 is still a ways off and, in a way, depends on the continued success of the Universal Monster line of Reaction figures but I’m pretty excited about any new classic monster figures in the 3.75” scale.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on February 18, 2019, 10:42:32 PM
Wave 3 is still a ways off and, in a way, depends on the continued success of the Universal Monster line of Reaction figures but I’m pretty excited about any new classic monster figures in the 3.75” scale.

It does sound exciting! I hope we get a "Creature Walks"!  :)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: MrDark1 on February 18, 2019, 11:31:17 PM
I didn't see the Soaky characters - definitely want one of those Franks - Maybe two, so I can give one a better paintjob.

The 3¾" Franks looks like a Burger King repop.


Actually, aside from the green jacket, the BK figure of yore, were stunning Karloff Likeness sculpts!  Those were copied directly from Frankenstein film stills, every detail faithfully captured, from his standing stance, the wrinkles in his trousers, to the clodsmanship of his boots-all screen accurate.   One of the best Karloff head sculpts too, at that time.  Rather a small figure, but I never seen a custom paint job on this figure-it screams for one though.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: TheMadScientist on February 19, 2019, 07:42:24 PM
I'll definitely be getting all of the second wave of the Reaction figures, and probably most of (if not all of the soakies). My issues getting a non-damaged Frankenstein superbucket has me a little spooked to order either the Mummy or Wolfman, but I'll probably get those as well. Better start saving my money!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: VulcansFury on February 19, 2019, 09:15:26 PM
So, as predicted, they are delaying The Worst series2 to next week. So, last week was Slayer who is conveniently temporarily sold out in time for this weeks POTA2. Want all three releases? 3x the shipping charges! I know they will pull the same shenanigans later with their SDCC2019 stuff, same as 2018. So, this former completionist is now a cherry-picker, whos looking more at what other companies are putting out. Dear Super7, remember that Playmates Toys killed their Star Trek line at the height of its popularity with anti-fan tactics, and Mattel ruined DCUC and Thundercats over the Digital River shipping issues.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on February 19, 2019, 09:31:14 PM
I saw a post specific to the Universal Monster Reaction figures so I thought I’d add something. I decided I’ll put this in this thread as it seems to be the more developed Super 7 thread.

 If anyone is interested a third wave of Universal Monster Reaction figures is in the works. Based on the fact that the first two waves cover the more commonly featured monsters (and a few less than commonly featured monsters) you can expect to see wave 3 have figures never done in this scale. Wave 3 is still a ways off and, in a way, depends on the continued success of the Universal Monster line of Reaction figures but I’m pretty excited about any new classic monster figures in the 3.75” scale.

This is awesome!  I hope some play sets are in our future.   ;)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: fearliath on February 20, 2019, 06:37:42 PM
This article makes reference to the Wave 3 Reaction figures among other Super 7 Universal Monster stuff:

http://universalmonstersuniverse.com/2019/02/18/nytf-2019-why-super7-is-the-new-home-for-the-classic-universal-monsters/ (http://universalmonstersuniverse.com/2019/02/18/nytf-2019-why-super7-is-the-new-home-for-the-classic-universal-monsters/)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: marsattacks666 on February 21, 2019, 05:14:01 AM
The Soakies look cool.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on February 21, 2019, 10:37:13 AM
So, as predicted, they are delaying The Worst series2 to next week. So, last week was Slayer who is conveniently temporarily sold out in time for this weeks POTA2. Want all three releases? 3x the shipping charges! I know they will pull the same shenanigans later with their SDCC2019 stuff, same as 2018. So, this former completionist is now a cherry-picker, whos looking more at what other companies are putting out. Dear Super7, remember that Playmates Toys killed their Star Trek line at the height of its popularity with anti-fan tactics, and Mattel ruined DCUC and Thundercats over the Digital River shipping issues.

Just wait until all the stuff you want is announced and order it all at the same time. Voila....no extra shipping. You don't have to order it all the day its announced....do you? or am I missing something? if something sells out, then I guess that's a risk of course.

Furthermore, I am pretty sure Super7 doesn't make money off of charging shipping. So I am afraid I don't understand the beef.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Dr. Acula on February 21, 2019, 11:14:41 AM
Just wait until all the stuff you want is announced and order it all at the same time. Voila....no extra shipping. You don't have to order it all the day its announced....do you? or am I missing something? if something sells out, then I guess that's a risk of course.

Furthermore, I am pretty sure Super7 doesn't make money off of charging shipping. So I am afraid I don't understand the beef.

I'm with you on this: I don't see the need to jump on everything the moment it's released. Besides, if they released a ton of things all at once, you can be sure some would be complaining,"I can't afford to buy all this stuff at once! They need to spread out their releases!"
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on February 21, 2019, 11:21:15 AM
I just look at it this way too....NECA does the same thing. They will put something on their ebay store one day, and two weeks later, offer another thing I want. I was curious about it, so I went to their webpage. Turns out different shipments arrive at different days, and they have a calendar up to show what is arriving and when.

Manufacturers cannot afford to sit on products until everything that everyone wants on any specific day is all together. They would go broke. Shipping doesnt bother me.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: fearliath on February 21, 2019, 11:50:06 AM
Besides, if they released a ton of things all at once, you can be sure some would be complaining,"I can't afford to buy all this stuff at once! They need to spread out their releases!"

THIS!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: darkmonkeygod on February 23, 2019, 09:31:31 PM
Manufacturers cannot afford to sit on products until everything that everyone wants on any specific day is all together. They would go broke.

There's also the matter of warehouse space and warehouse staff to balance. I understand frustration, but not the degree of it.

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: VulcansFury on February 25, 2019, 09:03:07 AM
Just wait until all the stuff you want is announced and order it all at the same time. Voila....no extra shipping. You don't have to order it all the day its announced....do you? or am I missing something? if something sells out, then I guess that's a risk of course.

Furthermore, I am pretty sure Super7 doesn't make money off of charging shipping. So I am afraid I don't understand the beef.

I had mentioned before the biggest issue was with the convention exclusives. They sell out fast. And as for werehouse space, if they are con leftovers, that doesnt make sense since they already have the stock.  As for shipping charges, youre still paying them so who cares who is profiting off it, youre still incuring the cost. Its a manipulative tactic to get you to return to the store over and over. Many people buy more to make the shipping cost spread out better (better deal to buy 2 figures than one at the same shipping cost.)

If you guys think they should avoid releaseing everything at once to avoid complaints, then why bother to release anything at all? Somebody is going to complain about a sculpt, a likeness, whatever. Trying to avoid all complaints is unrealistic. Your very argument about waiting for everything to be instock works just as well if they release everything at once.

And yeah, I waited a week for POTA and Slayer is sold out. I wasnt aware I had to pony up the extra cash to ship it or lose my ability to complain about their tactics. The "suggestions" you guys are giving just arent applicable. It wasnt worth the extra cost to me, and I'm simply not going to play the game of rushing back to their store every week. I either get the figures, or I dont, and I have no interest in paying excessive amounts, either in shipping or aftermarket prices. All I'm saying is I'm just tired of the practice.

I'm just pointing out their tactics, and I fully expect it will be exactly the same later for this years convention exclusives. It just sours my enthusiasm. You guys do what you want, chase what you want, and spend what you want, I'm just venting and speaking my mind. I went from wanting The Worst wave 2 to deciding to just pass. Maybe I'll pick up the biker werewolf sometime but whatever. I do not like their tactics to drive traffic to their website.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on February 25, 2019, 09:51:07 AM
I don't like convention exclusive or variants either. I have reached an age now, however, where my collection is a nice little series of doo dads to stare at....but the mania to "catch 'em all" is long gone. So I usually don't get too upset about anything companies do anymore, and just buy at a leisurely pace. When a hobby is no fun anymore, its time to quit.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: darkmonkeygod on March 03, 2019, 02:57:41 PM
Looks like S7 is going with a new fulfillment center in the near future, so perhaps some of these complaints will be made moot.

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on March 03, 2019, 03:01:31 PM
Looks like S7 is going with a new fulfillment center in the near future

I don't know what that means. Is it good, or bad?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: darkmonkeygod on March 03, 2019, 03:19:39 PM
I don't know what that means. Is it good, or bad?

That remains to be seen (and depends on your complaint - of which I have none), but as I understand they're upping their minimums for wholesale and will have another company handing fulfillment.

It MIGHT mean standardized releases, in turn perhaps allowing for batch shipping and thus, again perhaps, a) cheaper shipping rates and b) more easily availabe combined shipping (for retail and whoesae customers alike).

Again, I had and have zero probem with the way they do it now. Things release when they release. It's the same with every form of goods, media, and entertainment. You used to have to drive to the store weekly (or more often) to pick up the latest this that or the other. I'm not one to take personal affront when everything I want isn't served to me in the most convenient way I can fatasize about, particularly comparatively limited items from comparatively small companies.   

It'll probably be percived as good by most, which woud make it the best choice in my book, even though higher wholesale minimums are a disappointment for me personally.

 

Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: aura of foreboding on March 03, 2019, 06:00:54 PM
higher wholesale minimums are a disappointment for me personally.

Yes.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on March 03, 2019, 11:46:31 PM
. . . even though higher wholesale minimums are a disappointment for me personally.

Do you buy wholesale?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: glane21 on March 04, 2019, 12:08:24 AM
This Frankenghost figure looks pretty cool

https://super7.com/collections/reaction-figures/products/the-worst-reaction-figure-frankenghost-wave-2-debut
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on March 04, 2019, 12:44:24 AM
This Frankenghost figure looks pretty cool

I think it's the worst! (They asked for that.)
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: marsattacks666 on March 04, 2019, 12:47:56 AM
This Frankenghost figure looks pretty cool

https://super7.com/collections/reaction-figures/products/the-worst-reaction-figure-frankenghost-wave-2-debut

I agree.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: StyreneDude on March 04, 2019, 02:20:35 AM
I agree.

The Worst figures are some of the best original monster themed toys ever.  I would have gone nuts for them as a kid, and as an adult, I can buy them all without begging mom and dad, so it's a win-win!

I find it extremely refreshing to see original toy concepts that aren't based off any particular movie, TV show or comic.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: glane21 on March 04, 2019, 11:31:18 AM
Yeah, I’ve been waiting for the Frankenghost to hit their website to place a larger order with Garloo and Metropolis Maria and pay only one shipping fee.  Luckily they stayed in stock.  The translucent Frankenghost will display well with the translucent head  Burger King and Jack in the Box Frankies, both of which also have excellent sculpts.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: fearliath on March 28, 2019, 10:11:46 PM
“Shadow Nosferatu” available “for the first time” at WonderCon.  Also a new Garloo if that’s your jam.

https://super7.com/blogs/news/super7-at-wondercon-2019
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on March 28, 2019, 10:26:43 PM
“Shadow Nosferatu” available “for the first time” at WonderCon.

So, "shadow" means B/W ?
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: fearliath on March 28, 2019, 10:31:26 PM
It’s translucent (and a way to further capitalize on sunk costs on a sculpt). If I recall they’ve already had regular, sepia, b/w and glow versions. Interestingly enough there is a lot of pop culture interest in Mr. Orlok and they’ve all sold like crazy.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Mike Scott on March 28, 2019, 10:46:55 PM
It’s translucent

Oh! Guess I was fooled by the b/w card.

If I recall they’ve already had regular, sepia, b/w and glow versions.

Damn!
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: Anton Phibes on March 28, 2019, 10:47:52 PM
I have the plain old ordinary first version. One is enough for me. Let the rabid OCD fan base catch 'em all.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: fearliath on March 28, 2019, 10:52:08 PM
I have the plain old ordinary first version. One is enough for me. Let the rabid OCD fan base catch 'em all.

The glow version was pretty gnarly, but I think I mostly blame (my love for it) on the nod to Remco Mini Monsters.
Title: Re: Super 7 "Seasonal Offerings of Universal Monsters"
Post by: fearliath on April 08, 2019, 06:47:49 PM
The “Shadow Nosferatu is now available on Super 7’s website if you should desire it (so is the orange Garloo).
https://super7.com/collections/reaction-figures/products/nosferatu-reaction-figure-shadow