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NYTF08: Amok Time

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Hands Down the best lineup at Toy Fair 08

I've been wanting a vinyl GORT for a long time, both the Jumbos and the 12" line look great, Night of the Living Dead figures, and the red guy from Battlestar... best showing at toy fair 2008 by far!!!

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Posted by The Big R on 22 February, 2008 - 17:23
Lucifer is the red guy

I'm glad to see somebody picked up the BSG line. They're pretty cool for what they are, and just kitschy enough to be fun.

I want a Baltar and Noman figure too.

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Posted by duke togo on 22 February, 2008 - 17:43
Classic BSG!

Yes, Amok Time's 1/12 figures are pretty badass. Honestly, I don't really collect 1/12 scales but I may have to make an exception for a silver Cylon Centurion. Honestly, though, what I'd *really* like to see is bigger-scale higher-quality renditions of the vehicles. Vipers, Raiders, and, of course, a Basestar, the Galactica, Pegasus, and maybe some of the other caravan ships. Hasbro's pitiful "Titanium" ships represent a rather miserable effort...

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Sanjeev

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Posted by Sanjeev on 22 February, 2008 - 23:22
Amok Time

Naturally, I'm really excited about what's in store from these guys this year. Both the jumbo sized monsters are really cool, and even though I believe those were resin prototypes on display, they will be cast in vinyl. :)


I think the thing that excites me the most was actually getting to talk to the owner of Amok Time, Paul Lazo. He seemed like a really cool guy and his love of old monsters clearly showed. That, and that he's so interested in doing something DIFFERENT with his choice of characters! I mean, who would have ever thought we'd see toys from "Horror Of Party Beach" or "Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster"!? Hell, even I haven't seen those movies (yet!). In addition to what was shown there, word is that they'll even be doing figures of Zacherley and Tor Johnson. TOR JOHNSON!!! Oh and dig this....GROOVIE GHOULIES!


The only negative I can think of is that vinyl Gort, since I just bought the Rocket Pro resin statue before hearing about these... Ah well....

"This must be settled the way nature intended....with a vicious, bloody fight!"
Onyx Blackman
Principal, Flatpoint High

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Posted by NekroDave on 22 February, 2008 - 17:46
Ah- speak of the devil,

Ah- speak of the devil, Sideshow Collectibles is reporting that Ben Chapman (played the monster from "Creature From the Black Lagoon") just passed away.
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 22 February, 2008 - 18:32
RIP Ben Chapman

Yeah, I heard that yesterday. It's a real shame as Ben was reportedly a really great guy. All the monster collectors are really pretty broken up about it. I met him only briefly at Creaturefest 2004 and it was a historic show as it was the first time that he and Ricou Browning (who played the Creature underwater) ever actually met. I'm proud to say I was there for that. He'll be missed... :(

"This must be settled the way nature intended....with a vicious, bloody fight!"
Onyx Blackman
Principal, Flatpoint High

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Posted by NekroDave on 22 February, 2008 - 19:00
Indeed.

Ben Chapman is the man who defined the Creature with his creepy, characterful movements on land. I was really sad to hear about his death the other day. I hope he died knowing how loved the Creature was and how much fans like us appreciated his work.

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Sanjeev

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Posted by Sanjeev on 22 February, 2008 - 23:17