They don't sweeten it as much as western candy, and the texture's a little weirder too.
Darth Vader is becoming the Mickey Mouse of Star Wars.
"We named the dog 'Chewbacca'!"
The use of a lightsaber does not make one a Jedi, it is the ability to not use it.
I'd like to try that candy someday. I like Japanese snacks. Particularly the soy covered rice crackers, shrimp chips, and every once in a while the salted dried plums.
All these Furutas and I never tried the candy they come with.
The thread is titled "Star Trek FIGURES" but nobody here talks about figures - it's all about the ships - and now also about funky pieces of Japanese chocolate.
I think a moderator should change the thread title. It's misleading.
But may I remind you that if it were not for the characters, there'd be no one in Star Trek to fly the ships. And the figures represent the characters!
This is all a conspiracy to frustrate me, isn't it?
Not only am I not any closer to getting a Weyoun, Founder, or Martok figure, but no one is willing to discuss it.
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Didn't say I didn't eat my Furuta candies BTW.
What happened with the "retro" (MEGO-ish) figures anyway? Did anybody see those at retail?
Didn't know that bit about candy toys/gashapon either... kewl. Gasha- pon banzai!
There's also another line of Japanese candy toy Star Trek starships by ROMANDO...similar to JL and Furuta.
see wave 1 (change x's to t's)
see wave 2
They're a bit smaller than JL or Furuta but pretty kewl... I've got 'em all except the 8472 Bioship and the Voyager. DS9 is huge...way bigger than Hallmark's even. [/FONT]
[FONT="]Is Furuta putting out any more ships? They're excellent, too. Got everything except the Romulan warbird (just got the glowing Borg Cube and sphere for $14!).
Are there any other Japanese lines? I know about Konami Space 1999 and Alien ships, Tomy's Star Wars ships...what else is there?
Looking forward to the JL wave 4. JL are pulling a Titanium Series maneuver by just putting out repaints, though. They're gonna kill it... and it nearly died already!
How about another Enterprise B and C, huh? Furuta is the only one that bothered...[/FONT]
[FONT="]The rumoured Corgi Enterprise E would be nice...it would be the right scale for JL and Furuta. The Corgi Enterprise D is awesome…the primary hull is huge!
There's supposedly a Corgi Voyager on the horizon, too. Can't say much about the "raw metal" versions tho...
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(I've gotta merge your posts.)
As far as Trek goes, I don't know about other companies. Sure someone else around here does...
I only saw the Mego type Kirk and Klingon 2-pk once at a Hastngs. Should've bought it, it's the last time I've seen it. I liked the soft goods (clothes) and detail. If I remember they are the same size as the AA's, but I liked them better.
Just checked out those Romandos on eBay (a good reference guide)
wouldn't mind getting that DS9 if it's larger than the Hallmark one which is big.
I'd like to see some close ups or comparison pics of those ships next to the Furutas or JL's
The JL Enterprise D for instance is almost an inch bigger than the Furuta one (and a lot better detail) but the JL Voyager is about 3/4 the size of the Furuta one.
Bandai also makes some kewl little ships, but I only have the "Aliens" Sulaco
I've got my eyes on the Bandai Star Trek ships which are close to the size of the AA's but are even more super-detailed, with lights. Most go in the $100 range. They are no longer made so they are just going to go up in price and value.
I hope Corgi does make the next wave of ships.
I still want the Sideshow Premium Kirk and Spock. They look really nice.
I'd almost wish Sideshow would make a few 12" Star Trek figures, but Playmates did such a nice job (except for Gorn & Mugatu) I don't see the need. I've got every one except POTA 12" Diamond Exclusives Kirk & Spock...one of these days.