Triad Toys is an up and comer in the 1/6 scale market. They do a mix of original and licensed characters. The big deals here where the Dexter, House and Lone Wolf and Cub 12 inch scale figures. The much anticipated Dejah Thoris was not on display.
Lone Wolf and Cub
Steve McQueen (Wanted:Dead or Alive)
A large 2 foot tall Tekken statue...
And various original scuplts...
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I like their anime and video game products, and those dioramas are cool too. The House figures aren't so hot though. Their Dr. House looks more like Chuck Norris and though the Foreman figure has a good likeness, it has a lightbulb shaped head.
Lone Wolf looks great, and that is something I'd definitely pick up, especially since the Alfrex version sells for big $$$ nowadays (if you can find one!)- it all depends on price for me and I'm sure many other LW&C fans.
Triad is for myself and many others who collect 1:6 scale as a "mixed moral bag" - the pictures and con displays are always beautiful, but the end product usually leaves something to be desired, especially for the prices this small boutique company charges. First, the figures are on average $50 overpriced for the quality of what arrives at your house. They charged Hot Toys prices, but what you get is on par with early '00s Sideshow ("nice for $40-50" figures) With every release I see tons of people complaining about sloppy paint and broken limbs, or orders that ship months and months after your credit card is charged. Rather than just fixing the widely reported issues, they attacked the people posting about it. Over the last few years they've gone a bit cheaper and many more original ideas, which is great, but the QC and bad attitude continue, as many report.
You also must keep in mind, while these are all licensed products, this manufacturer "used" to make a ton of bootleg Hollywood sculpts and unofficial figure sets, and then over the last few years, as they've gotten real licenses, started picking on customizers and others on forums and comment sections for doing the exact same thing.
In one infamous instance, they falsely accused another manufacturer of stealing their 1:6 body, when said company had pictures and notes widely available for two years prior to the start of Triad's body development. It was obviously intended to sabotage the other company with false accusation. In another, they accused a sculptor of stealing their Matt Damon sculpt, when wip photos plainly showed it to be an original work... and did their best to hide any evidence of their mistake when they were slammed down proven wrong.
You just have to decide if that is someone you want to spend your money with.
Me, if they re-do the Alfrex Lone Wolf like the one shown at TF, and redo that Alfrex Shintaro Katsu ZATOICHI figure as well, for a fair honest price, I'm buying, with reservations. They're like Shocker in a way- a small company that in person is nice, online pretty darn mean, and because of this, people are less forgiving on their product. If Shocker and Triad just stayed away from the "send" button they would both have a much, much better reputation.
I'm pretty sure her name is "Barb" Wire,as in Barbara.
A master of mind control who hides inside a Ford Pickup