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I love this figure!

I picked this and Red Hawk up a while back, and I'm really glad I did. I totally blame CollectionDX for this.

I suspect that, regrettably, we're not going to see White Swan, Yellow Owl, or Blue Swallow. The Owl would need to involve several new body parts to be done correctly, and of course the female characters would need a new mold. I can't tell whether Red and Black's head sculpts actually differ, but Black is missing some minor paint detail. Jetman may be well-remembered, but it's not genuinely popular.

On another note, here's hoping Bandai reissues the Gokaiger Figuarts when Power Rangers Super Megaforce debuts. (And maybe released at TRU the way Shinken Red and Gold were...?)

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Posted by Jetman Purple on 14 May, 2013 - 14:02
Actually I think the odds of

Actually I think the odds of getting the rest of the Jetman team are pretty good. What appears to be the prototypes of White,Yellow and Blue appear in the first episode of Akibaranger. Plus, there has been a pic of these Figuarts going around the internets. That being said, they will no doubt be web exclusives. But I am okay with that, so long as we can complete the team. My understanding was that Jetman was very popular when it came out; it actually brought back the franchise from a downward trend.

Red and Black's helmets do look similar, but there a couple of difference like the eyes and the brow lines.

I think that more Figuarts at Toy R Us would require big following; even bigger than Samurai ,since the Shinkenger Figuarts didn't seem to sell so hot. There are a ton of them warming the shelves at the Toy R US stores near me.

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Posted by SentaiSeiya on 14 May, 2013 - 21:45
"This is cool because you

"This is cool because you check out some of the inner workings of a S.H. Figuarts without having to break one."

Hah! I kinda wish Figuarts were a little more disassemblable. I always want to dismantle a figure and make sure all the joints are working smoothly, make sure I know how far each one can move before it's under any stress.

"Actually I think the odds of getting the rest of the Jetman team are pretty good. What appears to be the prototypes of White,Yellow and Blue appear in the first episode of Akibaranger."

...wow, is that how Bandai is teasing new products now?

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Posted by recognizer on 15 May, 2013 - 13:17
I know what you mean. I

I know what you mean. I would love to take apart a Saint Cloth Myth Body, so I can fix a couple of them that have loose joints. But they are just too pricey for me to consider dismantling.

It appears that Bandai is tying the S.H. Figuarts Super Sentai releases to the appearance of the characters in Akibaranger. The scene where the Jetman Figuarts appears is one in which the main character is having a dream about something that had happened, only the other Sentai teams were toys. Is it a bit of shameless promotion? Yes. Do I care? No, so long as they follow through and release the rest of the Jetman team.

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Posted by SentaiSeiya on 15 May, 2013 - 13:50
My problem with those

My problem with those prototypes was Yellow Owl. He looked to be using the same body as Black and Red. BAD BANDAI. I WANT A CHUBBY FIGUART.

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Posted by Jmann on 15 May, 2013 - 16:13
He was definitely slimmer

He was definitely slimmer than he should have been. I hope they fix it if and when it goes into production.

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Posted by SentaiSeiya on 15 May, 2013 - 17:26
 
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