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WWRP Bertie Mk 2 Adventure 7-Pack

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16 comments posted
WOW

What an amazing toy line. They look like they belong in the Doctor Who universe. Super cool.

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Posted by hal9000 on 18 March, 2010 - 23:45
Tim Burton

No, they look like they belong in Tim Burton's universe because they're crazy-looking Gotho-Bots.

-R78

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Posted by Rodimus78 on 19 March, 2010 - 01:04
...What? http://prometheusris

Edit: Nevermind.

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Posted by Prometheum5 on 19 March, 2010 - 06:39
Movies

If you look at the style of the characters he made ('TNBC', 'Ed Scissorhands' & 'Nine'), compare them to the Gotho-Bots you've just reviewed, & you'll get the idea of what I'm saying.

-R78

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Posted by Rodimus78 on 19 March, 2010 - 10:50
Awesome. Thanks so much for

Awesome. Thanks so much for all the pics and the extensive write-up. I've been curious as hell about these toys. They are getting mighty tempting. ^_^

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Posted by japester on 19 March, 2010 - 03:55
Thanks. I wasn't sure if I

Thanks. I wasn't sure if I should try and focus on each figure individually or do it as a set, but finally decided to do it this way since I figured once I had explained the actual figure, all you really need are some nice pics of each color option to make up your mind.

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Posted by Prometheum5 on 19 March, 2010 - 06:41
Definitely the right call.

Definitely the right call. Because what will people want to do with these?---Compare them with each other! Much easier to to when they are all on the same page. ;-)

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Posted by japester on 19 March, 2010 - 09:03
Whew! If I wasn't

Whew! If I wasn't collecting so much else I'd buy these in a heartbeat. Out of my price range, but they look totally worth it. Maybe someday.

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Posted by Alexx on 19 March, 2010 - 09:08
Add-On

When I get paid next week, I'll put that set on my collection list. They'll blend well as add-ons w/ my '9 movie' action figures.

PS: Thanks for editing out the 3 repeats of my last comment. Like I said before, my IE browser was acting slowly & it was malfunctioning but I got it worked out. I apologize for the sudden spamming. It was an honest accident. Next time, I'll close my browser quickly if it refuses to post my comments normally.

Sincerely,

-R78

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Posted by Rodimus78 on 19 March, 2010 - 13:18
No problem. CDX has been

No problem. CDX has been squirrely all week. As for getting the figures, BBTS still has the Dutch Merc figure available for preorder, but the rest are sold out. The boxed set reviewed here was a direct order exclusive, like I said above, and will be darn near impossible to find, but with a little patience you should be able to add some retail singles to your collection no problem.

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Posted by Prometheum5 on 19 March, 2010 - 13:33
Gave up

I gave up on these after a little while. They are awesome products, and great toys. The quality is totally worth the money, and if you have an interest in Ma. K / SF3D or other sci-fi, the Ashley Wood books and toys do not disappoint.

What does disappoint is trying to get these things, especially if you want a specific color.

3A should most definitely make massive amounts of these 1/12 scale figures in basic colors. I know a lot of people who would pay for these just as blanks. It just sucks the way these are marketed, as it attracts a lot of speculators. At my old shop I think I was the only person who bought one who wasn't buying it just to make money off of it. From the 1st they've promoted these in a way that causes panic. People see 3A and "Limited Edition" and see dollar signs, and it's sad because these are beautiful pieces and should be free from their plastic prisons. In a way it is like Ma. K- a lot of speculators in the model kit market kept those kits high priced through the 80s-90s, leaving them un-assembled in boxes hoping to get hundreds for them. Those are beautiful kits that look amazing and are tons of fun when built. Now I see some of those same Nitto kits go for chump change.

I just see a missed opportunity, especially with kids. When I had the Brambles, kids were addicted. They wanted to play with him so bad. It was such a tease to them. No way could I let them play with the $300 monster. The Wood books aren't for kids, but every kid I had over my place loved the toys, went crazy for them... I could see a less-detailed paint job 1/12 Bertie being a sandbox champion, if allowed to.

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Posted by The Big R on 24 March, 2010 - 09:14
While I would love to have

While I would love to have some blank 3A figures to customize, I don't really see the merit in the rest of your argument about releasing 'simple' painted figures for less. The 3A ethos thus far has been to make the highest quality products possible, with no apologies or shortcomings. I do agree that speculators and scalpers are a problem, but I think the retail releases of the last few things (WWRP Brambles and Berties, WWR NOM Commanders, Boiler Zombs) have really leveled the playing field for collectors who cannot keep up with the direct from Bambaland release schedule, and Ash knows this. The direct preorder stuff seems to have been designed from the start to give the hardest of hardcore fans a little something extra, and at a special price, while the 'everyman' collectors can pick and chose the few figures they want at retail, as it should be. Just like with modern Japanese vinyl toys, there are some jerks who flip the products, and it sucks, but overall these are toys being made by guys exactly the way they want, and they are trying their hardest to get the product into the hands of fans who will appreciate it. It's not a perfect system, but it's the way these small companies have to operate in order to get their stuff seen.

At the end of the day, however, and as much as I'll harp on the fact that you can take your Portable Berties and handle them pretty regularly, these are still 'adult collectibles' and not toys. These guys just couldn't possibly hold up to any 'sandbox' play. You'd need to design a completely different toy and operate on a wholly different business model if you wanted to make kids toys.

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Posted by Prometheum5 on 25 March, 2010 - 00:08
Found some at Les Avocado

I managed to find some at Les Avocado's Lifestyle Pharmacy, but I have absolutely no information about the company, whether or not they are trustworthy, etc. All I know is that they are selling individual Berties, and I don't know if that is even possible. Can someone help me?

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Posted by MadDemon64 on 25 March, 2010 - 19:11
I'd love to help you out,

I'd love to help you out, but I've honestly never heard of them before, at all. The site looks legit enough, with alot of the right stuff on there, but I don't have anything more to give you.

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Prometheum5's picture
Posted by Prometheum5 on 26 March, 2010 - 09:59
Where would you suggest

Where would you suggest looking?

MadDemon64's picture
Posted by MadDemon64 on 29 March, 2010 - 07:23
lesavocado.com

They're legit and ship from wisconsin. Got my berties and pre-ordered dropcloths from them everything was bubble wrapped too not just thrown in a box....

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Posted by groucho on 6 August, 2010 - 14:07
 
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