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Are Rush Fans Into Funko Toys? If They Made A Geddy, Alex, and Neil Would You Buy Them?


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#1 RUSHHEAD666

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 10:39 PM

I am not a big fan of this figure but I do have some.  I saw they made the Metallica figures recently so I was thinking that Funko could do the Rush figures.
What do you think?

I mean they could do the 2112 robe variant versions.  Alex holding a mini double neck guitar.  Ged holding onto a mini double neck bass and Neil with long hair and mustache holding onto his sticks.

Of course they could make other versions of the Rush figure.

Are you in or out?

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 10:58 PM

So kind of like the bobble heads. If they were decently done I would buy them. I have The X-Files figures. Those are the only ones I’ve bought.

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 11:04 PM

I don’t own any but I like them.  I would get rush ones.

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 11:17 PM

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Like this Ozzy one?

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 01:36 AM

As I've said in the past, Rush would best be served done by the McFarlane toy line...

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For something cutesy, I'd go with the Kubrick toy line:

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This one kind of looks like Lifeson already despite the southpaw

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 01:55 AM

How about a Geddy and Alex version of this to pressure a Neil reunion...


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 04:18 AM

A couple of months ago, I splurged and bought myself a couple of Rush t-shirts. They were the first examples of any of the Rush marketing/merchandising machine that I've bought in more than 25 years.

So I think it's safe to say I'm a no.

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 04:31 AM

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 08 October 2017 - 10:39 PM, said:

I am not a big fan of this figure but I do have some.  I saw they made the Metallica figures recently so I was thinking that Funko could do the Rush figures.
What do you think?

I mean they could do the 2112 robe variant versions.  Alex holding a mini double neck guitar.  Ged holding onto a mini double neck bass and Neil with long hair and mustache holding onto his sticks.

Of course they could make other versions of the Rush figure.

Are you in or out?

If I were to sell Rush figures I'd go with the Moving Pictures images of them. Alex in the red blazer, Neil with the bow tie, and Geddy being Geddy. If those sold well THEN I'd hit the fans with the figures in the 2112 robes, Pratt mustachio, and Lerxst camel toe!

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 05:28 AM

I like Funkos and have a few of them...some horror guys, some wrestlers, The Simpsons, Gandalf, a few Star Wars characters, Woody and Buzz, and a lone Paul Stanley. They seem to make one for everything. I'd buy Rush ones for sure.

What I really want are some 70s Rush figures made my NECA. I think they make the best figures that are still affordable. Their Aliens line is friggin' sweet!

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 06:06 AM

View PostStormtron, on 09 October 2017 - 05:28 AM, said:

I like Funkos and have a few of them...some horror guys, some wrestlers, The Simpsons, Gandalf, a few Star Wars characters, Woody and Buzz, and a lone Paul Stanley. They seem to make one for everything. I'd buy Rush ones for sure.

What I really want are some 70s Rush figures made my NECA. I think they make the best figures that are still affordable. Their Aliens line is friggin' sweet!

Good call!

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Those ARE better than the McFarlane's!

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 07:20 AM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 09 October 2017 - 06:06 AM, said:

View PostStormtron, on 09 October 2017 - 05:28 AM, said:

I like Funkos and have a few of them...some horror guys, some wrestlers, The Simpsons, Gandalf, a few Star Wars characters, Woody and Buzz, and a lone Paul Stanley. They seem to make one for everything. I'd buy Rush ones for sure.

What I really want are some 70s Rush figures made my NECA. I think they make the best figures that are still affordable. Their Aliens line is friggin' sweet!

Good call!

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Those ARE better than the McFarlane's!

Sideshow makes the best Alien and Sci-fi figures but they’re considerably more expensive. Real works of art.

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 09:33 AM

View PostEagleMoon, on 09 October 2017 - 07:20 AM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 09 October 2017 - 06:06 AM, said:

View PostStormtron, on 09 October 2017 - 05:28 AM, said:

I like Funkos and have a few of them...some horror guys, some wrestlers, The Simpsons, Gandalf, a few Star Wars characters, Woody and Buzz, and a lone Paul Stanley. They seem to make one for everything. I'd buy Rush ones for sure.

What I really want are some 70s Rush figures made my NECA. I think they make the best figures that are still affordable. Their Aliens line is friggin' sweet!

Good call!

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Those ARE better than the McFarlane's!

Sideshow makes the best Alien and Sci-fi figures but they’re considerably more expensive. Real works of art.

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that alien one is the spitting image of Ray Danniels.

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 02:51 PM

View PostHemiBeers, on 09 October 2017 - 09:33 AM, said:

View PostEagleMoon, on 09 October 2017 - 07:20 AM, said:

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 09 October 2017 - 06:06 AM, said:

View PostStormtron, on 09 October 2017 - 05:28 AM, said:

I like Funkos and have a few of them...some horror guys, some wrestlers, The Simpsons, Gandalf, a few Star Wars characters, Woody and Buzz, and a lone Paul Stanley. They seem to make one for everything. I'd buy Rush ones for sure.

What I really want are some 70s Rush figures made my NECA. I think they make the best figures that are still affordable. Their Aliens line is friggin' sweet!

Good call!

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Those ARE better than the McFarlane's!

Sideshow makes the best Alien and Sci-fi figures but they’re considerably more expensive. Real works of art.

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that alien one is the spitting image of Ray Danniels.

I agree. From his “I think I’ll split up Van Halen” era.

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 10:06 PM

View Postgoose, on 08 October 2017 - 11:17 PM, said:

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Like this Ozzy one?

YES!

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 10:07 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 09 October 2017 - 01:36 AM, said:

As I've said in the past, Rush would best be served done by the McFarlane toy line...

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For something cutesy, I'd go with the Kubrick toy line:

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This one kind of looks like Lifeson already despite the southpaw

Absolutely!  I love my Motley Crue "Shout At The Devil" Box Set!!!

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 10:10 PM

Don't forget about Knucklebonz!

They make some incredible rock figures!!!  I have two Neil Peart figures from this company. I have a ton of others too.  George Lynch, Randy Rhoads.  The owner of the company lives down the road from me.  He gave me a Keith Emerson sealed figure for free!!!!  For supporting his company over the years!  I think I have a Slash too!  A Rob Halford too!  EPIC!  KING DIAMOND is for sale now!!!

https://knucklebonz.com/shop/

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 10:14 PM

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 09 October 2017 - 10:10 PM, said:

Don't forget about Knucklebonz!

They make some incredible rock figures!!!  I have two Neil Peart figures from this company. I have a ton of others too.  George Lynch, Randy Rhoads.  The owner of the company lives down the road from me.  He gave me a Keith Emerson sealed figure for free!!!!  For supporting his company over the years!  I think I have a Slash too!  A Rob Halford too!  EPIC!  KING DIAMOND is for sale now!!!

https://knucklebonz.com/shop/

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How tall are they?

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 10:42 PM

Probably wouldn't buy the action figures (or l'il statues or whatever), but I dig the Axe Heaven white doubleneck.  Always meant to pick up the miniature Rickenbacker but never got around to it.  I don't think it's available anymore.

Never liked the ES they made - the gold was too cheap looking.

I like the Lego minifigure idea.  Lego should cash in, especially since their sales have been dropping.

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 11:25 PM

View Posttoymaker, on 09 October 2017 - 10:42 PM, said:

Probably wouldn't buy the action figures (or l'il statues or whatever), but I dig the Axe Heaven white doubleneck.  Always meant to pick up the miniature Rickenbacker but never got around to it.  I don't think it's available anymore.

Never liked the ES they made - the gold was too cheap looking.

I like the Lego minifigure idea.  Lego should cash in, especially since their sales have been dropping.

If you're referring to the figure above with the leftie guitarist, they're not Lego. They're Kubrick, a Japanese toy line not too dissimilar from Lego but sturdier, slightly bigger, with better detail, and produced in limited numbers.

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Rush done by Kubrick? Yeah, I'd buy that.

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 11:43 PM

View PostJohnnyBlaze, on 09 October 2017 - 10:14 PM, said:

View PostRUSHHEAD666, on 09 October 2017 - 10:10 PM, said:

Don't forget about Knucklebonz!

They make some incredible rock figures!!!  I have two Neil Peart figures from this company. I have a ton of others too.  George Lynch, Randy Rhoads.  The owner of the company lives down the road from me.  He gave me a Keith Emerson sealed figure for free!!!!  For supporting his company over the years!  I think I have a Slash too!  A Rob Halford too!  EPIC!  KING DIAMOND is for sale now!!!

https://knucklebonz.com/shop/

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How tall are they?

Yes!  This!  They had prototypes of Geddy and Alex but they never went into production.  Only Neil exists.  Wish I still had the owner's phone number!  I could call him and ask if I could buy them!  That would be nuts!!!  One of a kind Geddy one of kind Alex figure!

With base and wood stand about ten inches.  Neil is on my subwoofer behind my couch in my living room.




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