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  1. Chad Hensley

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    Does anyone have a list of all the Marvel, DC, and Star Wars 10-inch vinyl figures Medicom has released so far in the retro sofubi series?
     
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    Star Wars:
    Vader
    Boba Fett
    Storm Trooper
    R2
    C3PO
    Chewie
     
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    And for Marvel, I think you can view them all here:
    http://www.medicomtoy.co.jp/prod/3/16/158/ (though see robin & the penguin snuck in on that page somehow)

    spidey
    ghost rider
    venom
    vision
    ultron
    iron man
     
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    oooh! Ghost Rider!
     
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    ugh yes, I really want an Iron Man, and I wouldn't kick Ultron out of my collection either. :oops:

    EDIT: aaagh! I hadn't even seen Vision & Ghost Rider! :shock:
     
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    While we're at it, what about a list of the DC characters?
     
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    probably not complete, but:
    batman
    robin
    joker
    harley quinn
    superman
    bizarro
    batgirl
    catwoman
    swamp thing
     
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    I saw pics of an Incredible hulk figure, anyone know if that came out? I just ordered my first 2 Retro Batman :D :D and the Joker! Stoked.
     
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    http://sofvi.tokyo/150401_0007/
     
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    Thanks so much! :D :D Looks like hes to be released very soon! :D :D :D :)
     
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    The next wave of Marvel Retro Sofubi is the Hulk and Rocket Raccoon.

    The DC list I've updated in order of their release:

    Batman
    The Joker
    Superman
    Bizarro
    Swamp Thing
    Batgirl
    Catwoman
    The Riddler
    Harley Quinn
    Robin
    The Penguin
    Black Suit Batman
    Deathstroke
     
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    Really love this line! Too bad the Star Wars figures aren't sold in the US. That Boba Fett cost me way too much. I've got most of the DC figures and a few of the Marvel pre-ordered. While I'm not a huge Spider-Man fan, it probably turned out the best of the figures so far.
     
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    The Spidey is indeed one of the best in the line. Actually these figures are priced quite reasonable, and the Star Wars line is at ok price in Hong Kong
     
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    Actually I think they are also not considered cheap at retail in japan which I assume is due to the cost of licensed products.
    On a sidenote, I am glad to see the chewbacca is made in japan. Hopefully this is the trend going forward with these series.
     
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    The complete lines, as far as I've seen:

    DC:

    Batgirl
    Batman
    Batman (black suit vers.)
    Bizarro
    Catwoman
    Deathstroke
    Harley Quinn
    Joker
    Penguin
    Riddler
    Robin
    Superman
    Swamp Thing

    MARVEL:
    Deadpool
    Deadpool (X-Force vers.)
    Ghost Rider
    Hulk
    Iron Man
    Rocket Raccoon
    Spider-Man
    Ultron
    Venom
    Vision
    Vision (SDCC clear vers.)

    STAR WARS:
    Boba Fett
    C-3PO
    Chewbacca
    Darth Vader
    R2-D2
    Stormtrooper

    Seems Medicom has moved on from retro-tizing these 'merican properties. Too bad. I wonder if the decision had more to do with licensing issues or actual sales. Seems like they could have kept producing new characters from all 3 licences from then until the end of time...

    Some of the biggest surprises --- No X-Men? Missing Avengers? And SW is a cow who's milk never runs dry!
     
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    I was surprised to see so many of these guys were made in China. Not that it actually matters, but the whole "it's not real Sofubi if it's made in China" angle that people tend to take, coming from the biggest toy company in Japan. Y'know?
     
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    I still want to see the yellow version of Deadpool with blue highlights.
     
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    DC
    BATMAN line:






    SUPERMAN line:


    SWAMP THING:


    MARVEL
    SPIDER-MAN line:


    The rest of the gang:






    STAR WARS




    ...because what is time for if not to be wasted?
     
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    Thanks for compiling the list David, great work with it. For me, the biggest omission has always been the X-men too, though I would shell out money now as well for some New Gods. [Yeah, my tastes cross the big brands, sowhatyouwannafightaboutit?] I could easily fill a whole shelf with the Medicom heroes, makes little difference to me at all where they might 'come from,' though I do agree it should be made very clear. The price has been all over the place, with some heavy bargains available stateside, but, like so many other things, international for these is killer. Even if I could break the shipping barrier somehow, it irks me to no end that I would have to pay a 70% premium on a lot of them (IF I could find them), than what an average American could just pick up with a click and a couple days of patience from Amazon. :( So yeah, end result = no toys pour/poor moi.
     
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    I dunno mate, i'm pretty sure Medicom have never made a secret of the fact most of their toys are manufactured in China.
    Much like post-80's Bandai.

    Does Mecha-Elvis count?

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    I have zero clue who that is next to The Joker
     
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    That Chewbacca is F-U-C-K-I-N-G SWEET AS HELL. You can't even deny that.
     
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    All the Star Wars ones are pretty great, but the Chewie in particular is a thing of beauty, to be sure. For those of us who remember them, this is most certainly an homage to the vintage Takara Chewbacca. Sadly, they are almost as hard to purchase.

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    My only thing is, where is DOOOOOOOOMM??! :D I really hope this line has not died out completely (as I fear it might have, due to the lacklustre response it has had so far) before the realisation of so many other excellent comic characters. Like David or JP said I believe, it unfortunately is straddling a middle ground between sofubi fans and comic/action figure fans, but seems largely non-fussed over by either group. Which is a good thing for buying them [now] but does not bode well for seeing more made; especially in the wake of so many Funkopopgoobs selling like mad.
     
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