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Thread: The 14" Figures

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    WorldMego The 14" Figures

    Just wanted to gauge the interest or feelings about the new 14" line of Mego figures? I've seen some pretty disparaging thoughts on the Ambassadors FB page...

    When the new Megos were announced, I had no plans at all to buy a 14" figure, as I never owned any of the larger (12") Mego figures back in the day; no real reason, just collected and played with the WGSH 8" line, the Mad Monster series, and of course, the Planet of the Apes line. The more I've seen of the figures in stores, though, the more the 14" figures have grown on me, so I took the plunge and purchased a General Zod about two weeks ago. For all the hubub, I actually like the figures a great deal; for $19.99 as a retail figure, I think (compared to similar sized retail figures), the articulation is excellent, as is the sculpting detail. Yes, I agree about the "2nd neck" on the torso (a situation according to Paul that has been corrected for wave 2 of the 14" figures), but the sculpting of the head is really nice, and I may be in the minority, but I like the double-jointed knees and the 14 points of articulation.

    In fact, I went back just last week and picked up the Batman figure. As shown elsewhere on the forum and FB, I padded around the shoulder/neck area under the costume, and the figure looks pretty good! He's on display right now in my room....heck, with the ceiling fan on, I like the movement of the cape....

    Looking very much forward to the second wave; will buy at least one 14" in that wave....especially if it is the Joker or Superman... Will be interested to see how the Flash and Green Lantern turn out. And no, I'm not buying the female 14" figures, but that's just preference, nothing else.

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    Here is how I feel about the 14" figures...

    The Bad:
    • The double neck on the males is a problem, although it's more distracting to me on Batman than Zod.
    • The head sizes are vastly different on all of the figures (except maybe WW and Harley, but I don't own the latter). Zod seems to be the most in-scale to the body.
    • My Zod has a floppy waist.
    • WW's bracelets and Batman's gauntlets are a little cheap feeling, with the opening on them.


    The Good:
    • Despite the different sizes, the head sculpts are nice (I like the WW head).
    • The articulation is great.
    • The outfits are well done.


    So, yeah, I think there are issues with these. The double neck (which everyone says is being resolved) and the varying head sizes are my biggest issues. Well, the floppy waist is bothersome too.

    But I still like these figures, especially as a primarily super-hero collector. I am looking forward to the second wave and hope we will see improvement. If the first wave had to have issues, I am glad it happened with Zod, Harley, WW and a black outfit Batman. We are probably getting another Batman, hopefully in my preferred blue outfit, and WW's only issue is the the large head size, and I don't know if that will change with the second series. I'd be more disappointed if blue outfit Batman and Superman were in the first series and had these issues.

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    Saw them today and they are awful!

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    You know, Teemo, if someone here posted that in regard to FTC, you'd be all PO'd and defensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teemu View Post
    Saw them today and they are awful!
    I put them in my cart at Target but dumped them before I got to the front.
    I wanted to help Mego out because they aren't selling in my area (one endcap has 8 WW'S
    and Harleys for 2 weeks). If Figures Toys produced these a lot more people would be
    haters .

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    Quote Originally Posted by wise guy View Post
    I put them in my cart at Target but dumped them before I got to the front.
    I wanted to help Mego out because they aren't selling in my area (one endcap has 8 WW'S
    and Harleys for 2 weeks). If Figures Toys produced these a lot more people would be
    haters .
    more like a lot more people would be honest, or not if you take into consideration the FTC cheerleaders. I personally don't have any interest in collecting a new scale, so not even interested in the issues with the figures. Guessing this might be Mego's foot in the door with DC/WB tho so that's probably why they were made.
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    My feelings: I don't collect multiple scales of action figures. I collect 8" Mego(or Mego style)and 12: Hot Toys figures. Plus, I really don't like that strange 14" out of proportion body. That said...seeing the original Mego Zod head sculpt does make me want to buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNGwynne View Post
    You know, Teemo, if someone here posted that in regard to FTC, you'd be all PO'd and defensive.
    Not true at all. I don't defend FTC (um their crappy bodies,hello!) I believe people can have their opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teemu View Post
    "I believe people can have their opinion."
    Of course you and everyone else are entitled to their opinions. To the best of my knowledge, FTC haters haven't been appointed as Moderators of this forum...
    Back to subject, I expect Mego to make at least Superman, Robin, Flash, Green Lantern and Green Arrow in subsequent waves. I hate to start a "collection" that ends up with just two figures or three.

    Furthermore, I expect Mego to re-release the 14" Batman figure but in a Blue and Grey deco as I believe it has a great headsculpt and would make a great Neil Adams Batman.
    Last edited by Boywonder0; Aug 21, '18 at 8:46 PM.

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    I like the 14" DC Megos, I have all 4. Bargain at $19.99. I am glad MEGO is able to do DC figures again any scale. When I heard there would be 14" figures I thought that was how MEGO got Marvel, I never expected DC which I thought FTC had a lock on. I like the 14" scale better reminds me of 12" Megos.Wonder Woman is my favorite looks like Lynda Carter. Batman and Zod's necks are long and small heads but great sculpts! And classic Harley! I hope this line continues indefinitely! Keep 4 per a wave at least and at least 1 female and 1 villian per wave. Yes I want 14" Marvel too. 1972 WGSH was all DC then Marvel WGSH came in 1973. Could 14" follow same pattern?

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