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REMCO-Uni-Monsters
« on: April 01, 2018, 03:40:30 PM »
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Re: REMCO-Uni-Monsters
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2018, 11:27:26 PM »
Strange that they ignore Azrak Hamway's owner ship of Remco and the decade of licensed Universal Monster products that resulted and don't recognize the Remco line stated life in 1979 with the nine inch line (not a traditional Mego scale, btw) released beginning in '80 and the 3&3/4 '81.

Funny too that they are so emphatic about "the inspiration Remco took from Kenner can not be understated", considering that the sculptor of the line worked for Kenner too. Also, positing the GID figures as being rarer that the non-glow is just silly. None of them are rare, but the glow figures were produced across two years and are far more plentiful that the non.
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Re: REMCO-Uni-Monsters
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2018, 01:45:40 AM »
Thanks for posting this up, I always enjoy watching these retroblasting vids and find that the host always does a pretty thorough job of research for them. He's a toy collector of many different toy lines so tends to give just the facts on the subject he's talking about. They are always made with a bit of fun and I for one am a fan.

To be fair he does only state that the glow versions seem to be rarer ( not a fact), and also I can understand him mentioning the Star Wars figures as he's a huge Star wars fan so it's an obvious comparison to make, Mego certainly adopted their smaller scale/design figures from the success of the star wars figures.

As mentioned there is much more detailed information out there but I think this works as a good overview for maybe more general toy collectors.

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Re: REMCO-Uni-Monsters
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2018, 11:31:56 PM »
...and also I can understand him mentioning the Star Wars figures as he's a huge Star wars fan so it's an obvious comparison to make, Mego certainly adopted their smaller scale/design figures from the success of the star wars figures.

And yet, factually, Mego most certainly did not adopt their smaller scale/design figures from the success of figures from the at-the-time-nonexistant Star Wars. In 1976, Mego licensed characters from Takara's Micorman line (which began in 1973 - 1974) and released them in 1976 - 1977. This licensing was done before Star Wars was even pitched to them as a license (if those involved are correct in their reporting), much less before the figures ever came to market and went on to be a hit.

And that's what I find so odd and off putting about this video. For someone who supposedly cares about the history of the line, he doesn't exhibit any care about the factual history. For instance, the glow figures don't seem to be rarer in the physical word if one were to sample sensible places, but if the parameters are, say only figures appearing at 6:44 in the video, while a senseless metric, it would be correct. It's factually incorrect that the glow versions even seem rarer, unless unreasonable gymnastics are applied just to make the error correct.


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Re: REMCO-Uni-Monsters
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2018, 01:51:28 AM »
And yet, factually, Mego most certainly did not adopt their smaller scale/design figures from the success of figures from the at-the-time-nonexistant Star Wars. In 1976, Mego licensed characters from Takara's Micorman line (which began in 1973 - 1974) and released them in 1976 - 1977. This licensing was done before Star Wars was even pitched to them as a license (if those involved are correct in their reporting), much less before the figures ever came to market and went on to be a hit.

And that's what I find so odd and off putting about this video. For someone who supposedly cares about the history of the line, he doesn't exhibit any care about the factual history. For instance, the glow figures don't seem to be rarer in the physical word if one were to sample sensible places, but if the parameters are, say only figures appearing at 6:44 in the video, while a senseless metric, it would be correct. It's factually incorrect that the glow versions even seem rarer, unless unreasonable gymnastics are applied just to make the error correct.

It's a good point about their Microman line Micronauts , I was thinking more about their figures at the 3.75 scale that were based on film and TV properties that I don't believe they'd made at this size and shape before Star Wars.

As for the Glow statement in the video I can only think that it's based on his personal experience talking to vintage toy sellers that he's in contact with and places like eBay. I have no idea about this statement as it's not something that I keep track of but as I mentioned I think the whole point of these videos is to give people with little to no knowledge an overview of various toy lines. I've been collecting Star Wars for years now and have a pretty good understanding of most areas on this subject now but as I've only been monster collecting for a while  my knowledge is limited to more or less what I pick up from this forum. When I feel the need to dig a little deeper on a subject there's always a wealth on information online that can be found (like the Tomland figures that I've been picking up lately).

You strike me as someone who probably doesn't need to watch a video like this as there would be nothing new for you to learn from it (much the same as I for a lot of Star Wars videos out there). That still doesn't stop me enjoying watching things like this though as it's always nice to see the toys and hear someone's thoughts on them. Also we probably both do end up watching these types of things that come our way just in case there is some new fact to us that comes up. It's all just a bit of fun to me and as I haven't come across much information on these Remo figures that I enjoy it was nice to see the link.

Ian