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Not the Old Man You're Looking For...Not the Old Man You're Looking For...

ZoidsFanatic2ZoidsFanatic21 месяц назадDiary
Fuck it, we're talking Star Wars today. So sit down, buckle up, and get ready for the usual screaming. Been quite awhile since I actually wrote an article that's not a review. I blame the anime figure Discord I'm in. Anyhow, we all know Star Wars. That Space Fantasy movie from 1977 that became really popular and has since become a pillar of modern fandoms. But anyhow, we're not going to talk about modern Star Wars or Disney or any of that because Lord knows that's the last thing we want to talk about. Instead let's talk about the old Star Wars. 1977 Star Wars to be exact.

So back in 2015 Goodsmile Company, the Nendoroid people, decided that Star Wars was popular enough so why not drag it kicking and screaming bringing it into the Nendoroid line. And thus that's what they did with Darth Vader and the Stormtrooper. And then they made a bunch of other people, because that's what Goodsmile Company does. Last year, to my immense surprise Nendoroid made Han Solo and Luke Skywalker. Hooray, I said, some of my favorite characters now coming to a new line that's slowly becoming my favorite action figure line! And guess what? The actual figures were good. Not everyone loved them, fair, but hey Luke Skywalker Nendorid!

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And he can do this.


So we got the old Trio and everything is right in the world, right? Wrong! So if some of you remember one of my first articles coming back as the new and improved Zoids Fanatic 2.0 was about just how big and expanded the Star Wars Nendoroid line could get. Well... it's been a year and I think the answer is,

"Fuck you, we don't want to make anymore Star Wars, piss off."

Well, OK, maybe that's a bit too harsh. I mean yeah I get we won't get Ugnaught Nendorids anytime soon but come on guys. We have no Obi-Wan, no Chewbacca or R2 and C-3PO. Worst of all, still no tiny angry Tarkin! I mean, you could have at least done the rest of the cast of ANH (and maybe the Sequel characters. So sue me I like them). In fairness to GSC it could just be a Disney thing. Maybe they don't want to give the licenses for the other characters? Or maybe they're waiting for the new movie to come out, finally do the rest of the Sequels and then get back to finishing the ANH cast. Personally I don't know. But doesn't stop me from speculating!

Now, I know what some of you are thinking,

"But Zoids Fanatic 2.0, Star Wars over saturates the market! I don't want Goodsmile Company making nothing but more Star Wars! Star Wars is dumb! I want my anime!"

To which I can only say I don't disagree with you but come on! How would you like your favorite anime getting Nendoroids and then GSC just forgets about half the cast? I mean... outside all the times GSC made Nendoroids out of people's favorite anime and then forgot about half the cast. Alright, well fair enough. Guess you and I viewer can both be screwed over. However, I'm honestly not really that bitter about the whole ordeal. If we get more that's fantastic but if not, oh well. Besides, Han and Luke (much like a lot of the new Avengers Nendoroids) dropped out of nowhere. So maybe GSC is just in a lull or getting the rights. Or maybe Han and Luke sold so poorly that Disney revoked the Star Wars licenses. Who knows? Again, not me. All I know is here is Han Solo in a tub.

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So, end of the day, I just don't know what the deal is onto why we haven't seen any new Star Wars Nendoroids. Could be plenty of reasons or could be a simple reason and now I'm going in circles. So to end this article, what about you the other Star Wars Nendoroid collectors? Are you worried about the lack of recent news or are you happy with what we have now? Always love to hear from others.

Well, that's it for me today. I'm ZF2, signing off. Have a Star Wars Gif,

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1pt
Something like dropping an IP just after a few releases is quite common among Japanese company. They are usually quite pragmatic with their releases. If they think a character doesn't sell, then they won't be releasing it. But if you are a cute moe underage anime guuurl, then the chances of your figure getting a release is going to increase dramatically.
1 месяц назад
1pt
I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if it had to do with Disney revoking the licenses to get more money with their own product lines.
1 месяц назад
1pt
I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOOOOVE Star Wars!! (Like if given the choice to have one movie series or any form of media forever, it would be Star Wars) I'm sad that I can't say I love all the movies anymore, (Rogue One is awful, imo) but all other SW movies I love in one way or another. <333 My fave movie is Revenge of the Sith and my fave character is Darth Maul, all from the prequels, so I'm THRILLED that Disney is finally making more prequel merch! (Plus THE CLONE WARS!!!)

I'm really picky when it comes to my SW merch, I mostly buy only Darth Maul since I have a huge shrine of him. (Been collecting stuff of him since 1999, awww yeah!) But I also have smaller collections and smatterings of Rey (Rey is bae!!), Poe, Captain Phasma, Anakin and Qui-Gon. I feel like since the market is so over saturated with SW merch nowadays, people are probably becoming more picky and buying what they really love than just buying everything, because it was seem to be an impossible task. It makes sense that there would be a lot of merch left on shelves, as it happens with a lot of franchises, no matter how popular they are.

I pray that we get some prequel love for the Nendos, because Darth Maul would look absolutely ADORABLE. (Padawan Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon would also be amazing, I would buy them in a heartbeat to recreate the cutest Duel of the Fates scene! ^_^ BEST LIGHTSABER DUEL)

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<333
1 месяц назад
4pt
TyjosAzari (1 месяц назад) #63582952"But Zoids Fanatic 2.0, Star Wars over saturates the market! I don't want Goodsmile Company making nothing but more Star Wars! Star Wars is dumb! I want my anime!"

LOL
I can't help but chuckle and laugh because of all shelfwarming pegwarmers of Star Wars stuff I see around the stores here and I actually don't want them to make more Star Wars stuff.....


In fairness we've had pegwarmers since the 1980s. I'm sure in some comic book store you can find an original Rancor Keeper covered in dust.
1 месяц назад
3pt
I have been a fan of the series since I was a kid. But with the “Last Jedi”, I was able to lose interest in the whole series. Now, I am still slightly interested in the old republic era, but Disney will likely go and take a dump all over that as well.
1 месяц назад
1pt
Star Wars is a ground-breaking, classic film masterpiece (the first three.) I know almost nothing of the lore that’s not covered in the movies, and it’s been a hot second since I watched the original triology but people should appreaciate that works of art like SW can become Nendoroids. Star Wars is so enjoyable and it deserves to have a large Nendo line, the character designs are easily recognizeable and so, so damn good. So many iconic film scenes. I don’t own a single one but GSC, finish what you started hahah!

I would buy an R2 Nendo for nostalgia so quick.
1 месяц назад
1pt
The Star Wars nendos make for some cute and funny as hell photos. I don't own any because I've only got so much money and shelf space, but I'm hopeful to see more come out. Perhaps the next movie will bring us a Finn and a Chewie. If we're very lucky, even more characters.
1 месяц назад
3pt
"But Zoids Fanatic 2.0, Star Wars over saturates the market! I don't want Goodsmile Company making nothing but more Star Wars! Star Wars is dumb! I want my anime!"


LOL

I can't help but chuckle and laugh because of all shelfwarming pegwarmers of Star Wars stuff I see around the stores here and I actually don't want them to make more Star Wars stuff.....
1 месяц назад
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