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Old April 10 2012, 12:54 AM   #91
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I've got a bunch of figures two. I'll take photos later but here are two of my favorites:


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Old April 10 2012, 02:53 AM   #92
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My Doctor Who/Torchwood toys:





That's a USB port- it's supposed to make TARDIS noises when something is plugged in, but it doesn't always work.

My Lord of the Rings Barbies and Kens (and a Frodo action figure):



Star Trek Barbies and ornaments, plus a non-Trek Barbie:

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Old April 10 2012, 03:39 AM   #93
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So, yay. Mattel announced that they were completely unable to get their shit together, and DC Universe is dead at retail. Possibly to return in 2013, or probably not. Either way, I'm most certainly not getting Larfleeze this year. Dumbasses. For being the biggest toy maker out there, they sure have no freaking idea how to run a collector line.
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Old April 10 2012, 03:43 AM   #94
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Hasbro's license to make STAR WARS toys and collectibles runs out in 2017(unless, of course, the company wants to hold onto it and it's renewed by the folks at Lucasfilm). Some collectors in the SW toy community have suggested the possibility that Mattel could take over the reins and reboot the entire line starting in 2018, but based on what you just said about the DC UNIVERSE toys and other things I've heard and seen about Mattel over the years I don't think it'd be the best hands to put the STAR WARS toy franchise in. For all the problems that Hasbro's had in recent times I think Mattel would find ways to be even worse.
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Old April 10 2012, 03:48 AM   #95
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Re: The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

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So, yay. Mattel announced that they were completely unable to get their shit together, and DC Universe is dead at retail. Possibly to return in 2013, or probably not. Either way, I'm most certainly not getting Larfleeze this year. Dumbasses. For being the biggest toy maker out there, they sure have no freaking idea how to run a collector line.
but i just started collecting the DC Universe Classics stuff.
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Old April 10 2012, 03:49 AM   #96
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Oh good lord no! You think the reuse is bad now? DCUC uses a grand total of three different bodies for every single character in the DC universe. You think the distribution is bad now? Try wave after wave of Wal-Mart or Target exclusives that even the Wal-Marts and Targets don't get. Not to mention atrocious quality control, and an attitude towards collectors that goes beyond indifference, and borders on just plain hostile. As many problems as Hasbro has, they are nowhere near the disaster that a Mattel Star Wars line would be.

Shinzon, did you join the Club Infinite Earths? That's going to be the only way to get new DCUC this year, it seems.
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Old April 10 2012, 03:54 AM   #97
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Shinzon, did you join the Club Infinite Earths? That's going to be the only way to get new DCUC this year, it seems.
no. Metron looks pretty awesome but i didn't sign up. the online subscription thing just seems like a giant pain. i have several friends who have constant issues getting their He-Man stuff.
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Old April 10 2012, 03:54 AM   #98
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Yep. Those are some of the things I've noticed and heard. The last thing I want on the STAR WARS toy franchise are Mattel's grubby hands. For all the issues Hasbro's had with distribution, repaints, repacks and exclusives the folks in Rhode Island are MIT rocket engineers compared to Mattel. I'd just throw up my hands and quit if we got just ten new figures a year and three or four of them used the same bodies.
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Old April 10 2012, 03:58 AM   #99
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Shinzon, did you join the Club Infinite Earths? That's going to be the only way to get new DCUC this year, it seems.
no. Metron looks pretty awesome but i didn't sign up. the online subscription thing just seems like a giant pain. i have several friends who have constant issues getting their He-Man stuff.
Yeah, I've heard some horror stories about MOTU stuff, too. But if it's the only way I'm gonna get the likes of Atrocitus, Jay Garrik, or Poison Ivy, (or, it seems any DC figures at all this year) then yeah I'm onboard. Metron does look really sweet, too.

Best case scenario seems to be that any DCUC revival will be strictly Superman and Batman related stuff. They don't even consider characters like Green Lantern, The Flash, or Wonder Woman to be retail viable. Ridiculous.
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Old April 10 2012, 09:28 PM   #100
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Got everything I needed to complete my Arnim Zola today. It's the Red Skull version instead of the regular version, since I wound up with Madame Hydra instead of Madame Masque, but it's still awesome. Here's all of Marvel Legends wave 2 (minus the variants that I still need)

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Old April 10 2012, 09:40 PM   #101
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dude from Uncanny X-Force looks like he's about to pistol-whip Madam Hydra. who's the green bloke next to FF Spidey? and is that Daken Dark Wolverine in front?
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Old April 10 2012, 09:48 PM   #102
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The green guy is Drax the Destroyer. Yes, that is Daken in front of them.

The same thought about Fantomex occurred to me as well. His guns are very oddly shaped.
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Old April 11 2012, 01:22 AM   #103
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I have the Star Trek Barbie and Ken, the Twilight Mattel dolls, and have the Mattel Katniss doll on preorder. I have the complete series of Christmas/Holiday Barbies, plus assorted other dolls. I have some Franklin Mint and Danbury Mint Princess Diana (wedding and other outfits), Prince William and Catherine wedding dolls. I also have several American Girl dolls and finally I have some Playmates Voyager crew dolls.
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Old April 11 2012, 03:09 AM   #104
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The upcoming (and San Diego Comic Con-exclusive) Jar Jar Binks in Carbonite figure.

This might very well be the stupidest waste of plastic I've seen in the 3-3/4" STAR WARS line in years...and that includes all the lame, repetitive repaints and repacks that clog store pegs.


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Old April 11 2012, 03:29 AM   #105
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It made me chuckle for a second, but I would never waste money on it. Especially not at con-exclusive prices. Oh well, saves me the headache of trying to hunt it down. The only thing stupider than Hasbro's distribution is HasbroToyShop.com
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