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08 January 2010 @ 02:06 pm
Cranky Girl Geek Is Cranky  

So I occasionally buy things through Sideshow Collectibles, and I’m subscribed to their newsletter so I don’t miss any information about upcoming Rogue figurines.

Today I got the newsletter and it had a “go vote for the Avatar character you’d like to see as a maquette!” poll, and so, gleeful, I went to vote for Neytiri, because I’d buy a Neytiri maquette in a red hot minute.

Only she’s not an option. Norm the dork is, and Colonel Dickhead is, and the only reason I can think is because, hey, they’re boys, and boys are automatically more important THAN THE FEMALE LEAD. Sure, they’ve got Grace in there, because Grace is Sigourney Weaver and nobody’s dumb enough to leave *her* out of the lineup, and they’ve got Mo’at, for reasons which utterly befuddle me, because secondary character, anyone? But they don’t have the fricking FEMALE LEAD.


(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: crankycranky
Stuartsaetter on January 8th, 2010 01:16 pm (UTC)
Really? I figured it'd be a slam dunk that they'd make her first and then offer some others. And don't they already have a maquette of Col. Dickhead? I seem to remember seeing an ad on AICN...

I still haven't bought anything from SideShow, though everyonce in a while I think about snatching up the Moria environment (when it's offer or reoffered). Out of curiosity, which statues do you have? Mostly Rogue? :)

ETA: They do have the Col along with a mech. http://www.sideshowtoy.com/?page_id=4489&sku=300032&utm_source=listing-300032&utm_campaign=listing&utm_source=online

Still no clue as to why Neytiri isn't on the poll. Maybe she's already in production?

Edited at 2010-01-08 01:19 pm (UTC)
kit: xmen_rogue_jimleemizkit on January 8th, 2010 01:41 pm (UTC)
I thought it'd be a slam dunk, too, which is probably part of why it annoys me SO VERY MUCH that she's not even on the list. And I did think of the possibility she was already in production, so I did a search on the site, but no love. 'Neytiri' wasn't recognized. ALLGHGGH.

Yeah, mostly Rogues and Gambits. I haven't bought anything in quite a long time--there are at least two or three figurine/statue/maquettes out that I don't have, including the Adam Hughes one. If the actual statue was *half* as great as his drawing I'd have snatched it up, but I think the drawing's expression's adorable and the statue's is totally evil.
Trent the Uncatchable: comicsknappenp on January 8th, 2010 01:50 pm (UTC)
Isn't that the 'Sideshow Exclusive', the one in the drawing? Or is the whole thing the Sideshow Exclusive?
kit: xmen_happyendingmizkit on January 8th, 2010 01:53 pm (UTC)
The whole thing's the exclusive. The sculptor just wasn't good enough to translate the cute of the drawing to the mold. Or opted not to, but given that very few statues reflect their original drawings 100%, usually to the statue's detriment, I'm inclined to think it's a difficulty in translation. (Not that I could do it. But nevermind that.)
Laura Anne Gilmansuricattus on January 8th, 2010 02:24 pm (UTC)
I hope that you have frothed directly to them on the matter. Because WTF?

kit: ironman_wtfmizkit on January 8th, 2010 02:30 pm (UTC)
I did, actually, yeah. I both left a comment on the page (which may or may not survive moderation; I wasn't profane, but I was sarcastic) and I emailed their production line address. Because *glglglghggh* *rattles them*!
Geek of Weird Shit: vengeancegows on January 8th, 2010 04:48 pm (UTC)
Good on ya. *firm nod*
vinity2 on January 8th, 2010 06:14 pm (UTC)
You. Sarcastic? This can not be. LOL
Jeff Linderjslinder on January 8th, 2010 03:52 pm (UTC)
It may depend on how the image rights are handled with the Actors. It's not uncommon in bigger pictures for them to have some say in the matter, so they may not have reproduction rights to her image yet (while others were happy to do so).

kitmizkit on January 8th, 2010 03:58 pm (UTC)
Yeah, except it's a poll of who collectors would like to see, not a poll of who they've got permission to or have any intention of doing. It's like me putting up a poll asking who everybody thinks should play Joanne Walker in the movies. It's not like I've got a movie deal waiting, it's just for fun!
Jeff Linderjslinder on January 8th, 2010 04:12 pm (UTC)
Ah, I misread, I thought it was produced goods.

Either that, or they are already planning on doing that model so they don't want to skew the results...
kitmizkit on January 8th, 2010 04:29 pm (UTC)
That's a vastly more generous interpretation than I'm inclined to offer. :)
irishkateirishkate on January 8th, 2010 07:58 pm (UTC)
glad to see you gave out to them and wow - epic fail on their part.
martianmooncrabmartianmooncrab on January 8th, 2010 10:22 pm (UTC)
information about upcoming Rogue figurines

you hit on why I quite buying most figurines and action figures, I topped out with B5 and Buffy, and after the Library diorama, I stopped cold. Now I stay with Lego and Playmobile Egyptian playsets (and the Eerie Village stuff at Michaels at Halloween if they have any new Egyptian items).. they just go with characters I dont like.

But then, I still have my collection of Evil ... its sooo attractive.