Oct 26, '10, 11:24 AM
The big question I asked myself is: Why didn't do the 12" Majestic figures do well? Was is because of lack of interest on the side of collectors and BSG fans? Or simply because of poor business management?
I recall that it took almost two years from the time, these figures were announced to their finl release. The Majestic Website didn't work properly, wasn't accessible at all at different times.
Amok Time for some reason never went beyond the prototype stage for Tigh, Boomer, Commnder Caine, Athena and maybe some others I can't recall.
I personally think, all of this wasn't due to lack of interest in BSG. If they'd have done Buck Rogers, it would have flopped as well.
The ZICA Buck Rogers project is going on for some time also, but Craig seems to be handling things completely different. There is communication. People get answers, when they ask question. And there is an absolut commitment to quality and detail. That to me makes all the difference and keeps the interest of people high.
Oct 26, '10, 12:12 PM
Very good points about the Majestic BSG line- I'd agree with everything. Also, I think the final quality of the figures was just a bit short of making them 'must have'. The head sculps were fine, and the hard sculpted parts (boots, blaster, details) were actually VERY good, but the soft goods and fit of the uniform was not great. The detail on the tunics was severely short-cut.
The Cylon, although better, was a similar story- the sculpts were all very good, but the sizes were off, making the whole thing look not quite right.
The problem with classic BSG stuff is that fans have had 30 years to learn the details of the hero costumes, so the bar is set really high.
If the final Majestic figures nailed all the details as much as could be achieved in 1/6 scale, consumers would have sought them out more regargless of the delays and poor custmoer service. The comination of the two was too much.
Oct 26, '10, 12:18 PM
Not to mention the price was higher than most collectors want to pay. I bought mine on ebay, discounted. I need a smaller scale. Never been fond of 12"....just not as playable.....they display fine, but I want to take him out and pose him.
Oct 26, '10, 12:20 PM
The A-Team would be so cool and I bet would sell better than BTG. Someone should make Dallas then we could shoot JR everyday!!!
Oct 26, '10, 12:51 PM
Agreed! The 8" scale has a whole different dynamics.
Originally Posted by Fuzzysnail
Oct 26, '10, 12:55 PM
THAT is the reason, why ZICA should work on these. Just look at the detail of the Buck Rogers line.
Originally Posted by Ranger 3
Read the thread on the Promo pics. Even those, who never were into BR at all, are interested in these figures because of the detail. They are simply a must-have in the 8" realm!
I actually like the detail better on 12" figures normally. The 12" BSG figures never looked quite right to me though and never bought any. Even when they have been dropping in price on ebay. From what I have seen of the Buck Rogers figures, they are better sculpted with better accessories. I will definitely be buying these. So if ZICA did BSG in Mego scale, sign me up.
i agree, the 12 inch bsg figures that came out were subpar. some of the head sculpts didnt really look like the actors. but nothing compared to what zica has done with buck rogers in the 8 inch format!
I love the classic show, but had no desire to try and collect the 12 inch figures. Like others have said, there was just something...off... that shouldn't have been for 12" figures and the starting price. 8" figures would be a 32 year old dream come true.
Our studio sculpted the prototypes for the Amoktime BSG figures (Athena/Boomer/Tige/Cain/Lucifer). Amoktime really wants to release these, but there have been a lot of problems along the way. Getting these projects from prototype to store shelves is like trying to cross a minefield blindfolded. It will be a real disappointment if these never get released. At least I have a set of them. Mego scale may prove less troublesome as it seems a majority of BSG fans are looking for collectibles at a lower price point than the 12 inch figures were planned to retail for. I meet Craig at NYCC. Really nice guy with a lot of attention to detail. I'm sure if he decides to take on BSG they will come out great.
Last edited by joyandtomstudios; Oct 26, '10 at 9:16 PM.