PDA

View Full Version : neca series 3 apes have arrived here in uk



scoth70
Jul 23, '15, 3:07 PM
hi all well finally I have my set of series 3 neca apes here in uk..

and........................ im well happy I think they look superb ....

http://s11.postimg.org/o25s4f01r/CIMG1409.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/o25s4f01r/)

http://s11.postimg.org/bdg2yhjb3/CIMG1412.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/bdg2yhjb3/)

http://s11.postimg.org/b5nuo8iyn/CIMG1413.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/b5nuo8iyn/)

http://s11.postimg.org/60mn6m60v/CIMG1414.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/60mn6m60v/)

http://s11.postimg.org/5y2rjs2db/CIMG1415.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/5y2rjs2db/)

http://s11.postimg.org/izog9mqrj/CIMG1416.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/izog9mqrj/)

http://s11.postimg.org/beq0rwl4v/CIMG1418.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/beq0rwl4v/)

http://s11.postimg.org/nmuibee4f/CIMG1419.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/nmuibee4f/)

http://s11.postimg.org/fp4onhq7z/CIMG1420.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/fp4onhq7z/)

http://s11.postimg.org/w1eqd84jj/CIMG1423.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/w1eqd84jj/)

enyawd72
Jul 23, '15, 5:23 PM
I'm getting bombarded with video game ads while trying to view your photos. It's ridiculous.
Use the Mego Museum uploader or please find another image hosting service.

scoth70
Jul 23, '15, 5:28 PM
mmm yes it didn't used to do this on image bam ... ive now uploaded to another ..see if you have better results

Judson's
Jul 24, '15, 2:27 PM
Awesome! I just ordered the Caesar (they're selling them individually at gohastings.com).

Now that I've seen them I gotta go back and order the gorillas too.

enyawd72
Jul 24, '15, 3:23 PM
mmm yes it didn't used to do this on image bam ... ive now uploaded to another ..see if you have better results

MUCH better...thank you! Now that I was actually able to look at them...they're great! They even got Aldo's bloodshot eyes!
I seem to recall Claude Akins saying the makeup irritated them. These are so incredibly well done, I really hope they continue.

scoth70
Jul 24, '15, 3:23 PM
yes you must ..there all impressive


Awesome! I just ordered the Caesar (they're selling them individually at gohastings.com).

Now that I've seen them I gotta go back and order the gorillas too.

scoth70
Jul 24, '15, 3:27 PM
yes I will buy what they make ..if they carry on with any more of this line.. I hope they do more too but I guess sales decide on that



MUCH better...thank you! Now that I was actually able to look at them...they're great! They even got Aldo's bloodshot eyes!
I seem to recall Claude Akins saying the makeup irritated them. These are so incredibly well done, I really hope they continue.

Mego-Amigo
Jul 28, '15, 9:40 PM
Just got my set in the mail today. They are awesome. It will be a shame if these don't continue. Has anyone heard how well they have sold ?

Confessional
Jul 29, '15, 12:47 AM
^^ Unfortunately they were the worst selling SDCC exclusive. The remaining stock is being pushed out to TRU/Hastings and they are working on adding them to the eBay store. At least the scalpers will get the shaft.

Over the past few days Randy has said the line is near (just awaiting official company announcement?) dead and cited the classic movies just being too old with a small audience.

Such a shame with Julius, Veska, Urko, TV-Soldier 3-Pack, Ape-O-nauts, and additional Soldiers with new accessories canned. He mentioned we can visit the prototypes in their studio tour. :(

MIB41
Jul 29, '15, 6:00 AM
^^^ That's a shame. You know as time goes by, the shows (and movies like Apes) we grew up with are becoming less and less relatable to the current generation. I think there is appreciation for the films, but I don't think that always translates into a means to spawn merchandise on a mass scale. I think it's a very niche market. And even within that market you have subcategories as to who will buy what. I'm more Mego-minded so the Apes figures with cloth outfits appealed to me much more than the slightly smaller painted scaled figures. If all the characters in that scale had been originally presented in the Mego style, I would have bought them all. As it was, the ones I did get in the painted style (Ursus & the soldier apes) were Christmas gifts. I liked them and cosmetically they looked very cool, but at the end of the day (and with space playing a huge role) I had to stay put with the Mego crop and let those pass. Buyers have such an enormous array of choices in scale and styling these days, it's a virtual smorgasbord of pop culture product. I think sometimes when companies consider older licenses to make figures, they need to consider it's audience and what they relate with when designing them. I don't know if making all the apes into the Mego style would have served them better, but I think it would have hit more of a nerve with the original fans. I would have flipped had they started out with the television show in Mego style. I still believe that is a enormously overlooked piece in the license because of it's short run in the 70's. But even then it spawned allot of product from Mego and other companies. I think if anyone ever considers this license again, they should start with the television series. It's so iconic and yet barely touched.

Gorn Captain
Jul 29, '15, 11:15 AM
I guess that's why the 8" retro Apes are also over?

MIB41
Jul 29, '15, 12:08 PM
I guess that's why the 8" retro Apes are also over?

If you look at the product offering, the main focus was not on the Mego hybrids, so I doubt those sales could cover the losses of the primary investment.

scoth70
Jul 29, '15, 1:12 PM
yes such a shame.... the line I think are great and was looking forward to Julius ...and the conquest Orangutan and more... to add to what I have collected

I will try to build more conquest apes up if I can get them in singles at a reasonable price... and make mix some up as customs

if anyone has fbook heres the neca ape page to take a look at with pics and threads https://www.facebook.com/necaapes?fref=ts

enyawd72
Jul 31, '15, 7:55 AM
Part of the problem is today's youth. Most of them are simply not interested in anything they deem "old". They are too busy with the latest electronics and new "tech".
The NECA Apes were incredibly well done and should have been able to not only stand on their own merits, but actually generate interest in the classic films.
The classic Apes film and television series ended only 40 years ago, but to today's generation it may as well be 400 years.
When our generation was growing up in the 70's we were buying toys based on Universal monster films from the 1930's and 40's. Even Star Trek and Batman were a decade old when we played with our Megos. We didn't care. We embraced movies and TV from the past...something most of today's kids simply will not do.
I almost curse the day when video games were invented. They have stripped away so much of what it meant to be a kid, and the worst part is, the current generation who has grown up with the damn things have absolutely no idea what they're missing out on.

houseofdracula
Jul 31, '15, 8:17 AM
Part of the problem is today's youth. Most of them are simply not interested in anything they deem "old". They are too busy with the latest electronics and new "tech".
The NECA Apes were incredibly well done and should have been able to not only stand on their own merits, but actually generate interest in the classic films.
The classic Apes film and television series ended only 40 years ago, but to today's generation it may as well be 400 years.
When our generation was growing up in the 70's we were buying toys based on Universal monster films from the 1930's and 40's. Even Star Trek and Batman were a decade old when we played with our Megos. We didn't care. We embraced movies and TV from the past...something most of today's kids simply will not do.
I almost curse the day when video games were invented. They have stripped away so much of what it meant to be a kid, and the worst part is, the current generation who has grown up with the damn things have absolutely no idea what they're missing out on.

I couldn't agree with you more!
You are absolutely correct!

I have a 17 year old Son and if it's not about Baseball or X Box, he doesn't care.
He grew up in a house where I built the AURORA Monster Model kits.
I didn't just build them, I'd won awards for my buildups and at one time was making good money building them for other people.
My Son couldn't have cared less.

Many of you have seen the Batcave that I built for my Batman 66 figures (FTC).
He says, "Dad, I don't care about Dolls".

As far as the Apes go,...
There was a time when the Apes were everywhere.
I mean, in 1973 -74, the Apes really DID rule the earth.
Aside from the Mego figures, there were the ADDAR Model kits, banks, trash cans, coloring books,...
It was just Ape Mania!

These Neca apes are the BEST action figures that I've ever owned, they look freakin' incredible.
Yet, the line wasn't selling.
What a shame.

palitoy
Jul 31, '15, 8:18 AM
I don't think we should blame the young here, I wouldn't want any Roy Rogers or Hopalong Cassidy toys no matter how freaking nice they are. My kids love action figures BTW but they like Star Wars, Pacific Rim and Teen Titans mainly.

When I deal toys, I'm often shocked how I sell William Hartnell figures to 20 year old girls.

I think the problem is Apes just doesn't have the scope of a Star Wars, that makes me sad but i guess classic apes is kind of niche.

enyawd72
Jul 31, '15, 8:36 AM
I don't think we should blame the young here, I wouldn't want any Roy Rogers or Hopalong Cassidy toys no matter how freaking nice they are. My kids love action figures BTW but they like Star Wars, Pacific Rim and Teen Titans mainly.

When I deal toys, I'm often shocked how I sell William Hartnell figures to 20 year old girls.


I think the problem is Apes just doesn't have the scope of a Star Wars, that makes me sad but i guess classic apes is kind of niche.


There are always exceptions Brian, and I think it's only part of the problem...my point was when we were growing up we played with toys based on decades old movies and TV shows and it didn't matter that they weren't the newest thing. We liked them because they were cool. Classic Apes and Star Trek haven't changed since we were kids, but just try getting the average ten year old to play with toys from either, and it ain't gonna happen. Most are just not willing to give them the chance we did.

***Besides, It's my sworn duty as a crotchety old fart to blame kids for everything. :wink_y:

palitoy
Jul 31, '15, 9:40 AM
There are always exceptions Brian, and I think it's only part of the problem...my point was when we were growing up we played with toys based on decades old movies and TV shows and it didn't matter that they weren't the newest thing. We liked them because they were cool. Classic Apes and Star Trek haven't changed since we were kids, but just try getting the average ten year old to play with toys from either, and it ain't gonna happen. Most are just not willing to give them the chance we did.

***Besides, It's my sworn duty as a crotchety old fart to blame kids for everything. :wink_y:

I hear you.

I think it has a lot more to do with exposure. We played with Apes because it was new, we played Star Trek and Batman because it was in constant syndication. I had treasury editions reprinting classic Ditko Spider-Man and Kirby Fantastic Four.

Kids still buy Batman figures and you can't kick a rock without seeing the Marvel and Star Wars crew. Those aren't new by any means.

The other trouble for action figures is the Lego aisle, it's loaded with classic and new properties. My son visits that aisle first.

MIB41
Jul 31, '15, 11:21 AM
^^^ I think we also have to recognize that even though we have such immense love and reverence for the original movie and television series, it was not setting the world on fire at the box office or in toy sales. The movies were successful to a point, but the television series failed to take hold and the Mego toy line was only a modest success before it flamed out as well. In fact, I would dare guess the lack of big success with Apes may have made Mego less enticed to gamble with the then-unknown Star Wars offering when it came knocking. So while I think Apes will always have it's rabid fans (and I would count myself in that group) I think it does remain mostly a niche market in terms of volume.

apes3978
Aug 4, '15, 5:53 AM
This news really blows...

BTW: I checked my local Toys R Us to see if they had them in stock, they had none at the time... That was a few weeks ago, so I'll check again to see if they got any in stock in the meantime... If they don't have them, I'm not sure where I'll get them...




^^ Unfortunately they were the worst selling SDCC exclusive. The remaining stock is being pushed out to TRU/Hastings and they are working on adding them to the eBay store. At least the scalpers will get the shaft.

Over the past few days Randy has said the line is near (just awaiting official company announcement?) dead and cited the classic movies just being too old with a small audience.

Such a shame with Julius, Veska, Urko, TV-Soldier 3-Pack, Ape-O-nauts, and additional Soldiers with new accessories canned. He mentioned we can visit the prototypes in their studio tour. :(

scoth70
Aug 4, '15, 12:39 PM
let me know if you have any luck...id love to get extra conquest apes .....

I grabbed mine on ebay as soon as I could when they showed up and the price was high but still lower than whats on offer now...but I wanted this set no matter what.. glad I got it...



This news really blows...

BTW: I checked my local Toys R Us to see if they had them in stock, they had none at the time... That was a few weeks ago, so I'll check again to see if they got any in stock in the meantime... If they don't have them, I'm not sure where I'll get them...

Judson's
Aug 7, '15, 1:57 PM
GoHastings is selling them individually still. Caesar and Aldo are $26.99 each and the Conquest Gorilla is $34.99 (for some strange reason - maybe he's rarer?).

Shipping isn't bad - about $4. Per their site though, they only ship to "continental United States, Hawaii, Alaska, APO, FPO, and US territories".

http://www.gohastings.com/catalog/search_all.cmd?form_state=siteSearchForm&keywords=neca+exclusive&productType=0&query&department=AllSearch&departmentName=AllSearch&dynamic&search=true&source=global&condition=0&search-button.x=0&search-button.y=0


This news really blows...

BTW: I checked my local Toys R Us to see if they had them in stock, they had none at the time... That was a few weeks ago, so I'll check again to see if they got any in stock in the meantime... If they don't have them, I'm not sure where I'll get them...

scoth70
Aug 7, '15, 2:52 PM
yes thanks for that... but that's the problem...im in uk....



GoHastings is selling them individually still. Caesar and Aldo are $26.99 each and the Conquest Gorilla is $34.99 (for some strange reason - maybe he's rarer?).

Shipping isn't bad - about $4. Per their site though, they only ship to "continental United States, Hawaii, Alaska, APO, FPO, and US territories".

http://www.gohastings.com/catalog/search_all.cmd?form_state=siteSearchForm&keywords=neca+exclusive&productType=0&query&department=AllSearch&departmentName=AllSearch&dynamic&search=true&source=global&condition=0&search-button.x=0&search-button.y=0

JimCem99
Aug 7, '15, 10:49 PM
yes thanks for that... but that's the problem...im in uk....

Maybe someone can buy for you, and ship it over.

scoth70
Aug 8, '15, 9:06 AM
I was hoping some one could as ive done favours myself here on the museum.. but no one has offered help :(


Maybe someone can buy for you, and ship it over.

palitoy
Aug 8, '15, 9:29 AM
I'm going to the states sometime, i'll keep you posted. Tempted to get a set for myself.

scoth70
Aug 9, '15, 3:53 AM
thanks brian..just looking to build up a few more red boiler suit conquest apes....I have one... and would also say get yourself a set..these really are great looking figures


I'm going to the states sometime, i'll keep you posted. Tempted to get a set for myself.

johnpauljones
Aug 15, '15, 3:24 AM
Part of the problem is today's youth. Most of them are simply not interested in anything they deem "old". They are too busy with the latest electronics and new "tech".
The NECA Apes were incredibly well done and should have been able to not only stand on their own merits, but actually generate interest in the classic films.
The classic Apes film and television series ended only 40 years ago, but to today's generation it may as well be 400 years.
When our generation was growing up in the 70's we were buying toys based on Universal monster films from the 1930's and 40's. Even Star Trek and Batman were a decade old when we played with our Megos. We didn't care. We embraced movies and TV from the past...something most of today's kids simply will not do.
I almost curse the day when video games were invented. They have stripped away so much of what it meant to be a kid, and the worst part is, the current generation who has grown up with the damn things have absolutely no idea what they're missing out on.

I think a big part of the difference is back then we had 3 channels. The channel that ran new shows, like Six Million Dollar Man, in prime time ran Star Trek (10 years old) after the news, and the old Universal monster movies on Friday nights. You could buy new comics that had a new story followed by a reprint from the 40s and a reprint from the 50s. Everything was packaged together instead of specifically targeted like it is now. Older stuff was marketed as classic instead of being derided as cheesy. We liked older entertainment because it was presented alongside the new and we saw it all as one big picture.

apes3978
Sep 23, '15, 1:43 AM
BTW: I checked my local Toys R Us to see if they had them in stock, they had none at the time... That was a few weeks ago, so I'll check again to see if they got any in stock in the meantime... If they don't have them, I'm not sure where I'll get them...




let me know if you have any luck...id love to get extra conquest apes .....

I grabbed mine on ebay as soon as I could when they showed up and the price was high but still lower than whats on offer now...but I wanted this set no matter what.. glad I got it...

I went to Toys R Us tonight and had no luck... Plenty of Series 2 Zaius figures, a few of the Gorilla Soldier, and about six of the 8" Gorilla Soldier, but *nothing* in regard to Series 3...

I even asked the guy stocking that aisle if they had them and he told me that what they have out on display is it...

Confessional
Sep 30, '15, 12:48 PM
If anyone is still chasing, NECA recently added the TRU set to their eBay store: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Planet-of-the-Apes-7-Scale-Figure-Set-Aldo-Caesar-Conquest-Gorilla-NECA-/262071265354?hash=item3d04aa284a

supes
Sep 30, '15, 4:58 PM
My TRU has them as a set I think it's like 75.00 for the set

scoth70
Oct 2, '15, 2:14 AM
thanks on the heads up.... im on it :wink:



If anyone is still chasing, NECA recently added the TRU set to their eBay store: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Planet-of-the-Apes-7-Scale-Figure-Set-Aldo-Caesar-Conquest-Gorilla-NECA-/262071265354?hash=item3d04aa284a