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Figures Toy Company to Produce Indy/Legends figures

Post by lanza218 » June 1st, 2015, 8:16 am

Names already announved are Cliff Compton, Brian Myers aka Curt Hawkins, Joey Ryan, and the Young Bucs. Will only be sold online and will use the Jakks model of toys. Interesting idea and more interesting will be who they sign

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Re: Figures Toy Company to Produce Indy/Legends figures

Post by Jason1980s » June 2nd, 2015, 1:35 pm

Good for them. Hopefully it will be a winner.
They produced some legends back in the late 90s/early 2000s, which remain some of my favorite figures. The idea of a legends line was several years before Jakks (I don't count Jakks' Blassie/Snuka/Albano/Andre 8 inch line) and the sculpts and outfits were light years ahead of Jakks, though Figures went the Jakks route later in putting new heads on the same old bodies.
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Re: Figures Toy Company to Produce Indy/Legends figures

Post by lanza218 » June 11th, 2015, 12:21 am

Kevin Owens update:



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WWE Officials Unhappy with ROH's Kevin Steen Figure, Plans to Prevent Future Similar Incidents
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Jun 10, 2015 - 7:26:18 PM

- There were some top WWE officials very unhappy about Ring of Honor and Figure Toy Company releasing a Kevin Steen action figure because it's a non-WWE company being the first to enter the marketplace with an action figure of WWE's hottest new star. They were also upset because the look and character of ROH's Kevin Steen and WWE's Kevin Owens are essentially the same.

Officials are now trying to prevent this from happening again so there is pressure on Triple H and that department to get non-WWE talents with potential signed to NXT with merchandising deals before they make it a company like ROH or TNA that has their own merchandise and cable TV deals. They are also looking to create a pipeline to find the talents with potential before ROH and TNA finds them. The idea is to not sign talent from ROH or TNA now for the main roster and get the word out to younger talents that if they have WWE aspirations, they shouldn't sign with TNA or ROH. There will always be exceptions to the rule.

Many indie talents have signed 5 year deals with Figure Toy Company, meaning they have the right to market Kevin Steen merchandise for almost 5 more years while WWE pushes him as one of their top new stars.


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Re: Figures Toy Company to Produce Indy/Legends figures

Post by class316 » June 11th, 2015, 12:37 pm

lanza218 wrote:Kevin Owens update:



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WWE Officials Unhappy with ROH's Kevin Steen Figure, Plans to Prevent Future Similar Incidents
By Marc Middleton
Jun 10, 2015 - 7:26:18 PM

- There were some top WWE officials very unhappy about Ring of Honor and Figure Toy Company releasing a Kevin Steen action figure because it's a non-WWE company being the first to enter the marketplace with an action figure of WWE's hottest new star. They were also upset because the look and character of ROH's Kevin Steen and WWE's Kevin Owens are essentially the same.

Officials are now trying to prevent this from happening again so there is pressure on Triple H and that department to get non-WWE talents with potential signed to NXT with merchandising deals before they make it a company like ROH or TNA that has their own merchandise and cable TV deals. They are also looking to create a pipeline to find the talents with potential before ROH and TNA finds them. The idea is to not sign talent from ROH or TNA now for the main roster and get the word out to younger talents that if they have WWE aspirations, they shouldn't sign with TNA or ROH. There will always be exceptions to the rule.

Many indie talents have signed 5 year deals with Figure Toy Company, meaning they have the right to market Kevin Steen merchandise for almost 5 more years while WWE pushes him as one of their top new stars.


Read more at http://www.lordsofpain.net/news/wwe/WWE ... ObAq4Xl.99
Seems kinda harsh to tell people they can't sign with ROH or TNA if they want to get signed by WWE. After all how are people supposed to get their start?
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Re: Figures Toy Company to Produce Indy/Legends figures

Post by WOODMO » June 11th, 2015, 4:40 pm

The idea likely is that WWE wants to replace TNA and ROH and essentially have a monopoly on the market, be it upper tier and indy level. But the problem is, NXT is so popular because they have seasoned talent who made their name and honed their craft elsewhere. If you eliminate that, you end up with a much greener and more one dimensional roster.

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Post by class316 » June 12th, 2015, 12:26 am

WOODMO wrote:The idea likely is that WWE wants to replace TNA and ROH and essentially have a monopoly on the market, be it upper tier and indy level. But the problem is, NXT is so popular because they have seasoned talent who made their name and honed their craft elsewhere. If you eliminate that, you end up with a much greener and more one dimensional roster.
I get the reasoning, but they'd basically be asking people to choose between guaranteed money (ROH or TNA) and a chance at NXT. Not a very fair choice and may hurt things more than anything.
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Post by lanza218 » June 12th, 2015, 12:37 am

NXT is guaranteed $

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Post by class316 » June 12th, 2015, 11:21 am

lanza218 wrote:NXT is guaranteed $
True but if you're signed to NXT.

If you're not and you're offered money from TNA or ROH, due you refuse it because of a chance at NXT?
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Post by WOODMO » June 12th, 2015, 1:54 pm

Just looking into a crystal ball here, I bet WWE in the future gets more OVW type territories as a place to get people ready for NXT. Again, they see the market that exists with people disenchanted by sports entertainment in the NXT success. I think they will try to have their own Indy circuit in-house so they don't have to worry about battling other companies with TV deals. ROH is no longer just a feeding ground for WWE, and NXT isn't the hidden place to groom that it once was. There needs to be a new starting grounds I think for younger talent.

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Post by lanza218 » June 12th, 2015, 2:41 pm

class316 wrote:
lanza218 wrote:NXT is guaranteed $
True but if you're signed to NXT.

If you're not and you're offered money from TNA or ROH, due you refuse it because of a chance at NXT?
You used the wrong form of due/do

As for your question, tough to say. Will have to evaluate where you are in the industry

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Post by class316 » June 12th, 2015, 11:12 pm

WOODMO wrote:Just looking into a crystal ball here, I bet WWE in the future gets more OVW type territories as a place to get people ready for NXT. Again, they see the market that exists with people disenchanted by sports entertainment in the NXT success. I think they will try to have their own Indy circuit in-house so they don't have to worry about battling other companies with TV deals. ROH is no longer just a feeding ground for WWE, and NXT isn't the hidden place to groom that it once was. There needs to be a new starting grounds I think for younger talent.
The thing is if WWE buys indy feds they are no longer indy feds. It will just mean NXT got bigger. So I guess that means LESS indy feds at least for the short term, but by natural supply and demand when there's too little of something there will be more demand and with more demand there will be a promoter looking to make money by fulfilling that demand with more supply. Then things balance out again.

When ECW and WCW died, ROH and TNA came. And if WWE buys those two RF might take it upon himself to co find another promotion and Jeff Jarrett may get his GFW off the ground. The market will always balance out. It's not even a "wrestling" thing, just basic business and economic laws.
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Re: Figures Toy Company to Produce Indy/Legends figures

Post by WOODMO » June 13th, 2015, 7:09 am

Overall I agree, the only difference is NXT fills the ROH void. Less independent "indys" only create a market demand if people aren't happy with the WWE owned alternatives. Many won't be just to be different, but this isn't a case of WWE killing competition and forcing the fan to watch their product. They're creating their own competition and alternative, like they should have done by keeping wcw open

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Post by class316 » June 13th, 2015, 4:01 pm

WOODMO wrote:Overall I agree, the only difference is NXT fills the ROH void. Less independent "indys" only create a market demand if people aren't happy with the WWE owned alternatives. Many won't be just to be different, but this isn't a case of WWE killing competition and forcing the fan to watch their product. They're creating their own competition and alternative, like they should have done by keeping wcw open
They kinda tried that with ECW and after the first ONS it was essentially just another WWE show. That's how WCW would have likely ended up if they kept it going, and I predict that any alternative they try to create will still be WWE.
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Re: Figures Toy Company to Produce Indy/Legends figures

Post by WOODMO » June 14th, 2015, 7:37 am

Nxt doesn't feel like wwe. It's just an extremely polished indy company if I didn't know any better

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Post by Jason1980s » June 14th, 2015, 8:40 am

WOODMO wrote:Nxt doesn't feel like wwe. It's just an extremely polished indy company if I didn't know any better
Someone on another board actually posted a theory that he feels Nxt is Triple H's is potentially a budding indy company for Triple H, and and poster's beliefs is that, prior to taking the eventual reigns of WWE, Nxt will be owned as Triple H's indy company.
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