ARE YOU SERIOUS? 99.99 for...THAT?!Sorry, but I like the fantasy, more muscular version better than this...anorexic freakzoid that isn't even balanced...
That is so cool! Now I know exactly what the monster looks like, not just an amalgam of images in my head.
It looks almost exactly like a bat without wings.
please tell me at least they havent painted it yet
OMG!! I came here thinking, "There’s probably nothing new, but I'll look anyway." And the first thing that I saw as the Monster's freaky looking head!!! It like made me jump! The toy monster looks kind of skinnier then the one n the movie. But that's me. -Fluffy
It looked better in the movie, where are the little arms on his thorax?
Oh come now, no tiny little HUD?
Not bad... A monster that big, with 10 parasites and a statue of liberty head... not that i wanna pay $100 for it but its still cool.
i am both angry that i paid 99 for that but i am still happy to receive it. now we need a statue of it and i will be happy.
Where's the long tail that took out the Brooklyn Bridge"?
That definitely looks cool, but is it just me or is it too light of a colour than it looks in the movie. I thought that Clover looked more brown in the movie, not off white and grey.And the price is absolutely too much for an 18 inch figure, even if it does include a parasite and a Liberty head. Maybe drop it $50 and we'll talk.
I TOLD you guys that its arms were long enough to reach Lady Liberty's noggin! I TOLD you!
im sorry, but that is not what the monster looked like to me when i left the theatres. that doesnt even look like the monster from the hd video. it looks like skinny deformed bat headed t-rex monkey
2 words describe this beautiful piece of work: BAD ASS!
oh wow! not really what i expected but still so awesome!! still... 100 bucks :( maybe for christmas or something
Wow...it's even more bizarre that I could imagine from the movie! I can't wait to get mine!!
I agree with clifford, the monster looks more fat and musculair in the movie.And is it just me or does the monster seem to be getting smaller as the movie progresses?Bad effets or something to tell us!?
Oh my God. That is freaking intense.I can't even wait to totally own that figurine.
I didn't think it was that gray.
I'm almost starting to think it's a hack. People-sucking underbelly? Am I blind?
Errr, I'm glad they released the photos before I shelled out that kind of cash. :-/ You can see the joints.
They should have gone with McFarlane. This looks a little... weak. And different from how it looked in the movie.
Negates the multiple monster theory, eh?Well, the ones I've heard where it was two rather different monsters, could be multiple of the same, but I still doubt it.
awesome. i did expect it to be a bit bulkier but then again it IS 25 stories high. i thought the tail was much longer than what they show here... hmm... also, as far as i could tell clover is a knuckle walker. donno why they displayed this model with the fingers spread out like that. it makes the backward elbows seem awkward.otherwise, friggin awesome. i'm glad all the joints are hidden. i can't wait till these start shipping. i especially can't wait till they show pics of the parasites. i wonder how they'll do that though. considering that clover is 25 stories high and the parasites are only as big as dogs, are they gonna ship this with plastic dots or do we get slightly bigger parasites as their own model?
I have to say i think the concept art from the fan competition that you posted was actually better than this, the toy doesnt look sturdy and the monster didnt look that white.... but still would be cool to have
Didn't the monster walk on its knuckles?Hate inconsistencies like that.Other than that I'd love it, but the price.
Umm isn't the color a little off? It does look a little Calista Flockhartish. Show me the parasites!
I just hope my excitement will last until September (when My monster is shipped).As it is 'jointed' for pose-able movement, I was hoping to get it in time to create an animated video to promote a DVD release ...Alas, ...
I CAN'T WAIT TO GET THIS!!!!!
Notice that it inlcudes batteries...does it roar?
Ummm nevermind, I re-read the decription about "authentic sound", must have missed that the first time. Dennis, you don't have to publish these comments...
It's Kind of weird, like it was black-brownish in the film, but not white...
Thats it! I'm sorry but i am really disappointed in the design of our Clovie Monster! Sorry but i was expecting something better but like Ivndqvist said above at least we finally have a real picture of what our Clovie looks like, we can all rest from all those fake pictures they've been putting up on the internet! :)
Hmmmm, $100 for a chunk of plastic with sticks for limbs.Yep, this monster is truly American. Every bit of it.
My $15.00 fully articulated Godzilla could take this guy out anyday. :o)But seriously...it doesn't look too much to me as if it came from under the sea. No webbing, or other fishy characteristics. Maybe it's supposed to be more like a crab? I dunno.
Does this figure not have the little stupid t-rex belly arms? I don't see them.Overall i'm just really disappointed with it. Movie was cool, Monster looked cool in the movie, This figurine looks stupid. It's way off.
You can find a TON of pictures here: http://tf08.figures.com/showgallery.php?thumbsonly=0&perpage=90&cat=643&ppuser=&thumbcheck=0&page=1&sortby=&sorttime=&way=&date=
What did you want? A spiky behemoth from space with a beam weapon that causes buildings withing five miles of it to explode?Look, there aren't two monsters. But I'm intrigued by the "getting smaller" theory. It fits with my Seabed's Nectar mutation theory. It could be that, if my theory is true, the mutation is wearing off, or at least stabilizing.
Come on guys, where have you all of a sudden realised what it looks like full, or what colour it is. We see the monster in an UNDERLIT CITY, from MANY DIFFERENT ANGLES and FOR A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME.Many people said, 'Oooh - the colour's all wrong.' I had a picture taken yesterday and my ginger hair looked brown. In the film, the city is dark and we're only getting quick views. Remember in the trailer how everyone thought the monster was green because of the little bit we saw?Many people also said 'It looks wrong - the legs are wrong, he's too thin, his tail's wrong, he's too thin etc.' Hate to but in, but when did you all see OFFICIAL drawings of the monster. We only see it in the film for what, five minutes and that's all from different angles - so much some people even thought there were two monsters. Hasbro's designers will have been given various pictures of the 3D model and sketches etc. to design this, not just seeing the movie a few times like many of you. Who has the better view of what the monster looks like?Just think about it - you're sitting there, fifteen windows/tabs open deeply discussing the monster so much your mind has been warped into seeing different things. At the start, one person could have said there was two monsters, but everyone else jumped on the bandwagon so even the most synical people questioned it. Take the aforementioned trailer - The clip of the monster behind a building had a green-ish hue to it and when Dennis said it could be a turtle, everyone stated it as fact it was a turtle. Even when that was disproved, people were expecting something totally different. The movie was shot as to not show the monster fully, yet you claim that you can tell if something is not accurate when you yourself don't know. Lay off and chill guys.And despite what the production notes say, was it the monsters tail that hit the bridge? HUD seemed pretty amazed to see a monster in the video store he'd seen close up already.
I agree with everyone in that it seems slightly awkward when compared to what we all saw in the movie. However, there is one key point. These pictures obviously display a toy and not some concept art. This means that they have at least one version of the toy finalized. Now, you really think that if they have it finalized that it would really take 7 months to put into production (especially in limited quantities as suggested on the site)? I doubt it. This, I would easily assume, is a quick concept of the toy. Key features/colors are missing. And of course, the extras are missing as well. Hell, I don't even think that toy could have room for the required 3 'AAA' batteries. I take it as a simple first concept and they just wanted to get some simplified designs out there while they work on it. Who knows, maybe they will take in the criticism.
Check this site out. It has the final paint of the monster + the base and such. These were taken at toyfair.http://tf08.figures.com/showgallery.php?cat=643
You guys need to check the website link Tagruato.Blogspot.com there is a ton of pictures of the toy in a display model its pretty sweet.
I think the reason everyone thought he looked so much darker because in the movie, uh, let's see. You ONLY SAW HIM AT NIGHT?Watch the movie again, the parts of him that are in enough light to see are the same off-white as the figure does. It was just too dark to tell for sure.And I'm not even convinced this is the final version of the toy. Why would they wait until September to put this out if this is all done? I think he's still got more work to be done on him yet.
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Ok ok hold the damn phone. The tail was definetly longer in the film, alot longer. And where the hell are the little nubby arms on its stomach!? you see those in the movie several times. this is BS. if ur gonna make a toy, and charge a hundred dollars, get it right! im willing to let the color discrepency go, but come on, the thing is missing LIMBS! thats an important detail to get right i think.Im not even going to toy with the idea of being this thing, not till they get it right.
Wooh! nvm, the little nubs are tucked into its hip. boy do i feel like an ass.The tail still seems short, what do u guys think?
I found some really awesome pics at unfiction. These show Clovey on display at a toy fair in New York I think.http://tf08.figures.com/showgallery.php?thumbsonly=0&perpage=90&cat=643&ppuser=&thumbcheck=0&page=1&sortby=&sorttime=&way=&date=Sorry the link is so long; I'm new at this stuff and I don't how how to change it.These were posted by Eddie on unfiction forums. I think you all will agree that these are so much better that the 3 pics on Hasbro's website!! I think the 100 dollar price tag is worth it!!!!
It's a lot bigger than I expected. Also, looking at the parasites, they look like a similar shape to the monster. Just a stubby tail and non-elongated face. Just an interesting observation. Of course, the pictures are not very clear.
Looking at the new pictures of Clover on display has made me realize all the detail that's in it, but it's still not worth $100 dollars. Plus, why did they make the parasites to scale with the monster. They're so puny. And i know there's all this talk about the monster being the wrong colour, but what about the parasites. In the movie they are clearly yellow and brown spider crabs. This figures are white and grey things that look like big dogs with a tumor on their back.
I've been looking at some pictures of the monster toy, and I've come to realize several things about it.First off, the jaw. Its head is small, round, and quite scary when closed. But the jaws extends outward when it opens its mouth. Interesting. I wonder what purpose that serves?Second, it has TWO THUMBS on each hand, one on either side of its palms. Also, the fingers are very long and it has fingerprints. It is NOT a knuckle walker. The creature's fingers and arms are obviously built to support it, and the fingers appear to be thick-skinned.Also, if you look at the back, you'll notice several faint marks that look like blood stains, probably from military attacks or when it scratched off the Parasites.This is very interesting. I must study this further.
i personally like the toy. i can see where this thing would anatomically be a swimmer. remember that when they went to design the monster, the guy who designed it gave every part of its body evolutionary reasons to exist. matt and jj just couldn't use them all in this movie.the only things i'm not happy about with the figure are the parasites. but hopefully hasbro will make parasite action figures one day.
Great Design... its a very unique creature, his head looks like a bat's head (those deep dark eyes and nostrils + jaw structure, almost the same as a bat...)the only parts of him that looks amphibian are the tail and those oxygen sacks reminding the one that frogs got... other than that when he is calm it looks very alien-ish and that i think, is the beautiful thing about his design...* And for those who thinks the extra set of creature's arms are missing - they're wrong, you can see them in one of figures.com pictures... they're very small and they are wrapped over the creature's legs. thats why people dont see them. *I would've love to have that figure... but the price issue is problematic, its a bit expensive.another issue is the coloring, i dont think the mass production figures will have the same color accuracy as the display figure.we can only hope for it to be accurate and of course cheaper at the end =D To sum it up ~ great figure, awesome bizarre creature... and i didnt remembered he had fingernails XD ~
I think the tail was purposly cut a little short so it could fit in that fancy box
It reminds me of E.T. and Elliot... right before they are about to die. (The color that is)
Just got done watching this movie...three times in a row. I fully agree with Adam and Master Fetty, the monster is in a underlit city with street lights that give off a brown/orange hue anyway. If the monster is the exact color as the toy represents, then that's pretty accurate; colors will reflect off of white.Seabed Nectar, could be from a crab (like capcom said), or some prehistoric arthropod, and it's face is somewhat like the fish with the illuminate antenna on it's head to attract prey...i dunno, random thoughts, and still believe there is more to this movie still than we think.The whole structure is pretty damn close too. It was a bit gangly and liked to walk on it's hindlegs in between buildings, using support from the those buildings with it's forearms.
Every one seems to say, "No its not white!" yes we do see that it ranges from a pale yellow to brown to a some what monster green-blue(near the end of the movie). Thing is about the color white is that it has the potential to reflect any color radiating around it.1. In the city, we see the monster is a shade of yellowish brown. Well around MGP is yellow street lights commonly found along streets in all amjor cities. PLus there are fire arms going off every where. Therefore MGP seems yellowish brown due to the lights around him.2. When we have that very intimate with clovey in central park. Well there in central park. Though grass doesn't give off and real light, eh. Though it is early morning, dim lighting and from the POV with is directly under the monster, means there is very heavy shading. Giving MGP the darker look (the monster green-blue)So its possible that cloverfield is a off-white gray monster.
Despite the not-quite-up-to-expectations quality of this fig, I was just about to hit the buy button... and then thought to check... THE BASTARDS DON'T SHIP OUTSIDE OF THE US! I'm getting so sick of that sort of crap happening all the time. *sob* No Clover for me.
That's it? That spindly looking monster wiped out New York?I'm sure the fanboys are gushing, but most of the fanart was better than that thing.Sorry if this angers you but I'm just not liking our "New American Monster"
I'm getting awfully sick of people saying they don't like the monster because it's spindly or it isn't what they were expecting.Listen, guys. JJ had two options regarding the monster: Something realistic (which is what we have), or a spike-backed, red-eyes behemoth that shoots a beam weapon from its mouth and grenades from its ass.And while we're on the note of Abrams' choices regarding the movie, there's also the camera style, the script, and the story.Camera: HUD was never meant to be a professional cameraman. It would've taken away from the realism of the movie if he were, or if it wasn't even first-person. If you get sick easily, then I'm sorry, but that should NOT prevent you from giving a proper evaluation of the story and monster. Idiots.Script and dialog: A lot of people complained about the lack of "good" dialog. Hmm. And I suppose that instead of screaming your head off, panicking, or just plain running away, you'd be trying to figure out where the thing came from, observing its behavioral patterns and trying to discover a weakness? No? Okay then, shut up. Every monster movie in existence has always been about the scientist or the military. This one's about the common man who gets caught in the middle. You'd be screaming your head off too if you just barely dodged the Statue of Liberty's head.Story: Bits of comedy, some romance, horror, and suspense. All through the eyes of the regular man. Oh, did you want movie where the scientist shows up, gives a convoluted explanation and tells everyone how to kill it? Go watch Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla. You wanted a movie about high-ranking officials trying to save the earth from monster attacks? Look up Gamera: Guardian of the Universe.Seriously, stop your griping. The movie is unorthodox and breaks from the norm, and it does it ON PURPOSE. It's supposed to be about the little guy, hence the "bad" dialog, which is actually what ANYBODY would be saying/screaming in a monster attack.Now we've answered that, bring on complaints about the supposed "CGI mistakes". I'll tear those apart like wet tissue paper.
Nice to see these new pictures have caused peopel to change their minds...I wonder if the parasites still need to be painted, but they are the right size/shape.I wonder if the toy packaging/the toy itself will carry any clues...And I just hope Limited doesn't mean too Limited/is just there to clear products - I'm really hoping to grab one on ebay - damn non UK shipping.
It would be sweet if Clovie came with that base they had it displayed on. I saw someone say that it did in one of the earlier comments. I highly doubt it would still cost $100 if that base came with it, although that would rule. Either way, I'm getting it. Christmas present from the girl. =D
wow, that looks a million times better that the pics at Hasbro. R we sure thats the same toy?!and I guess i understand about the tail, but now im just confused as to whether or not the tail really is that short...i suppose it could be, nothing to say other wise!I hated the toy before, now i want to buy it...cool!
Answer to Miguel :ALADYGMA is a very possible fake(too easy anagram , incorrect grammar on the official site)
ARE YOU SEROIUS 100$ FOR THAT!!??!?........ How cheap. Im so getting this at first it looked like crap, but man did they change my mind. And seroiusly 100$ isnt that much, ultimate Bumble Bee is 80 and hes complete and utter crapola, But this figure is almost genius I LOOOVE IT
it doesnt look worth 99
this thing looks insane but 100$ eh...I just can't wait 2 get it
What the hell is ALADYGMA?But this thing is so freakin awesome! I'm buyin' it.
...is that a spare head they're including...or...huh?
so just looking at the toy fair angles, does it seem to anyone else that the little belly arms have now become tentacles? in the movie, i thought they were arms, but this model seems to show tentacles that rest on the hip-bone and the squid tips rest on his crotch...little odd.this photo if anyone wants to see.http://tf08.figures.com/showphoto.php?photo=141
[Listen, guys. JJ had two options regarding the monster: Something realistic (which is what we have), or a spike-backed, red-eyes behemoth that shoots a beam weapon from its mouth and grenades from its ass.]- wolfgangToo bad. The spiked horror would have been better than Mr. Scrawny Pants.
Norik said... What the hell is ALADYGMA?It a rumor of a rumor that that is supposed to be JJ Abrams next project. The ALADYGMA.com site is a fake.
OK this isn't really Action Figure related but I really need to say this to everyone...Haven't you guys noticed that there seems to be something mysterious about the $11 Guy. I mean he is STILL anonymous and it was sorta weird how HUD bumped in to him in the movie as if there was some foreshadowing. And speaking of mysteriousness, there seems to be a reason why the movie is called Cloverfield...."Multiple sightings designate CLOVERFIELD"! Aside from the creepy talk, the figure looks great! It's got the awesome parasites, the awesome statue head, 2 different heads for the monster, and to top it all off THE BIG CLOVER HIMSELF!! THWEET! (But i'm not paying for it -.-)
Otto: How about no? The spiked horror would've turned this movie into a typical monster movie where we don't get scared, we're merely entertained and the entire purpose would've been lost. Honestly, use your head.Chris: Yes, it does say "Multiple sightings of Case Designate: Cloverfield". Hence the reason I've taken to calling the monster Cloverfield.As for the $11 Guy, he's just another friend at the party.
The parasites were far scarier/cooler than the actual cloverfield monster. Be honest, which scared you more? The parasites had a sinister and malevolent feel to them, while scrawny pants came off as a stumbling idiot. You actually feel sorry for the anorexic thing and start making excuses for its behavior. It's just a baby. It's lost. It's scared...etc.To demonstrate what I'm trying to say: ask Marlena which monster she thought was more terrifying. Which one was a more personal horror.?Don't be so quick to slap our "franchise label" on Mr. Scrawny Pants just yet. Now if those parasite grow up...hmmmmmmm
Cloverfield was scrawny and a bit clumsy on purpose. It's supposed to be a child (most likely mutated), and it lives in the water. Obviously it's got to get used to travelling on land.