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    NECA Planet of the Apes figures

    Found these today at TRU. I actually have a set coming online, but I couldn't pass up getting to check the paint apps. I'll end up with three Gorilla soldiers, which is perfect. One with the gun, one with the club, and one to find a horse for!

    They are SO well constructed. They are incredibly poseable and seem really expressive. Amazing detail, paint and sculpting combine to make these some of the most impressive figures NECA has put out, I think. I hope these are incredibly successful because I'd love for the line to just keep going and going. We definitely need some humans in this scale.

    Some quick pics on my desk:

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    Oh cool, I didn't know Zaius comes with his cane too! I also have a set coming. I'll have to check TRU to do a little army building. How is Cornelius's likeness?

    Wow, I just realized I didn't see anything about wave 2 from SDCC.
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    Found the gorilla soldiers at TRU. Depending on what they offer in the two pack, not sure I'll need another pair. Just need General Ursus to lead them. The figures themselves are great. Dutch level articulation. Wish they were bigger, but they're the same height as the Marines from Aliens, which is actually correct. You can attach the little clubs to the hook on their sash, as well as hang the gun over their shoulder.









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    Awesome pics as always SCB!

    Quote Originally Posted by gbagok View Post
    Oh cool, I didn't know Zaius comes with his cane too! I also have a set coming. I'll have to check TRU to do a little army building. How is Cornelius's likeness?

    Wow, I just realized I didn't see anything about wave 2 from SDCC.
    I think all the likenesses are superb. The paint varies a bit from figure to figure in store, but they all seemed solid.

    As for series 2, it's:

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    Series 3 (sneak peek - there will be more):
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    There was also a MEGO-esque George Taylor, which gives me hope we'll see him in the 7'' line:
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    Also, I would LOVE this diorama. Sadly not for sale:
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    So very stoked for these figures. It's kind of funny, I've never thought of myself as a big Apes fan; I would list a lot of other properties before that one if I had to list my favorites. And yet, I've gotten a lot of the figures based on the movies over the years, and I am very excited at the prospects here. They really are knocking these out of the park from the pics I've seen, and the Ceasar figure previewed from Conquest gives me hope we'll see some representatives apes from the later movies. I really would like a Virgil from the final film, as I loved Paul Williams' portrayal of the character, and I enjoyed the fact that the later films had you rooting for the apes. And of course one would hope for Taylor and Nova in the line; it would seem as incomplete as the Aliens line minus Ripley without them.
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    Here's the test shots of Series 1 & 2, plus the upcoming Gorilla soldier 2-pack!

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    Ooo, awesome! I'm so glad Zira is in there, the line wouldn't have been complete without her. And I didn't even think of a different Dr. Zaius! Seeing Conquest's Ceaasar is nice, but I don't really care about the last three movies getting figures honestly. I kind of hope they might make Lucius, Nova, and Taylor, and I wouldn't say no to Dr. Milo or the TV show's General Urko, but otherwise all the best ones I think are here! Wish NECA was making Flash Gordon figures.
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    I really REALLY hope we get Taylor AND Nova!
    How could you not get them both?!?

    This is such an amazing set of films
    Probably some of my most favorite of all time

    Just the thought of them brings up watching the movies over and over when I was younger!

    To be honest, I am so based I think the new movies are crappy.

    These figures are amazing and this is the line that will be the sub focus to MOTUC.

    I love them all.

    I'm not even an army builder but to have at least 3 of each Ape soldiers is a must!!

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    LOVE THEM...love love love!

    I wonder if they will do the TV show too?!?

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    Found General Ursus and the two pack today at TRU. Usus is fantastic!














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    WHAT? Ursus out in stores while my entertainment earth order remains on backorder? NO!!

    Love Ursus vs. Drogo. That's the PotA fantasy action I want to see: ape soldiers vs savage barbarian humans, not machine gun wielding chimps vs the Governor's bunch from Walking Dead. It'll be neat to stand him next to 6inch Darth Vader as well. Two iconic black-clad villains from my childhood together in compatible format at last!
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    Awesome pics! Is that a LOTR horse?
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    Yes it is, pretty much goes with everything

    Also these are upcoming figures and items

    The Lawgiver statue in scale with the figures





    Modern Apes




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    Got Zaius, Ursus, and Zira this week and they are great! Zira's head seems a little large, but still it's good to have her as she was easily my favorite character as a child. I'm eager to get Julius, I think this would be his first time as an action figure. Ursus is terrific, probably my favorite evil general in sci-fi....after Chang from Star Trek anyway! I just love these, they really are the perfect rendition of the characters that I've been waiting to own since I was 5! I like the new movie figures too, but they're still just growling apes and not the distinctive clothed apes of the future that this franchise demands. I'm pretty thrilled with what's been done but it'd be cool to see Lucius, Taylor, Nova, Mutants Mendez, Ongaro, Adiposo, and Albina, and maybe some extras like the ape minister or a female gorilla citizen before this is over.
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    In case anyone is interested in the modern Dawn Apes, I picked up Luca.

    I've passed on Dawn Series 1 due to all the complaints about the articulation and the elbows, plus I'm a gorilla lover, son. Had to have a NECA-fied gorilla.

    He's fantastic and his elbows function like every other good NECA figure.

    Both heads are fantastic. Tempted to get another one to display both.

    Ball jointed wrists, ball jointed hips, ball jointed ankles.

    Only thing I'd change is that there's no forward or backward movement on the waist, but you can turn his ab swivel.












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    So it looks like Series 3 will be a box set. I'm disappointed it has two boring Conquest Apes in jumpsuits. That was a good movie but not one I wanted to have figurized like the others.


    I hope we get over the apparently sluggish sales too. I really want Veska and Julius the most of the so-far-revealed figures (would love a Prefect Barlow too), but they're like in wave 4 or later. I haven't bought that over-priced Lawgiver statue yet either, so it's a pity if that thing is adversely affecting the release of more figures.
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    Neca is saying on it's Facebook page that wave 3 has underperformed and it's looking like we won't get the rest of the previewed figures.

    The worst part is I can't find the figures in stores. They're reporting a failure and yet I can tell them at least one customer can't get them without going to ebay for inflated prices. If that was their last hope it was crap. We really are fortunate with MOTUC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gbagok View Post
    Neca is saying on it's Facebook page that wave 3 has underperformed and it's looking like we won't get the rest of the previewed figures.

    The worst part is I can't find the figures in stores. They're reporting a failure and yet I can tell them at least one customer can't get them without going to ebay for inflated prices. If that was their last hope it was crap. We really are fortunate with MOTUC.
    If you still need the wave 3 set send me a PM.

    My TRU had about 6 on the shelf just last week. I picked mine up a week earlier but the rest are just sitting there.
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    Well, I for one only collected the Dawn Apes figures & didn't get any of the Classic figures at all - the reason being that I'm not a big fan of the Classic films & think the Apes in those look just like what they are, i.e. actors in make-up & costumes. Whereas the CGI Apes in the new films looked much more savage & realistic. Ditto for the figures from both sets of films - I strongly prefer the figures from Dawn to the Classic ones. That being said, I'm glad Classics were made for fans of those figures & the original films.

    I am disappointed that I couldn't find the gorilla Luca @ retail (from Dawn) - I would have bought two of him, since the gorillas like him all looked similar in the film. Have no interest in getting this figure now due to the high price.

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    NECA ending the Classic line without making Taylor in that scale is a crime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eternia Burning View Post
    NECA ending the Classic line without making Taylor in that scale is a crime.
    Yeah, sucks so much to see such a fine line ending prematurely. And the way they drove the nails in its coffin by making Wave 3 hard as hell to get (making it a limited-release exclusive, bundling all three releases including army- and non-army-builders in one expensive inseparable pack, and not selling it online to internationals, and then expecting it to sell like hot cakes in order to save the line, really?!?! ).
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