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Old April 11 2012, 03:35 AM   #106
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It never fails to amaze and disappoint me. Hasbro will make this nougated turd, but not a Vintage Collection Uncle Owen or Aunt Beru. The company complains about making a slew of all-new-from-scratch figures because of the tooling costs involved(thus all the repaints and repacks we have to put up with), but they go out of their way to produce something like this that most serious collectors will scoff and roll their eyes at.

I mean...we get this, but not a Clone Trooper or Stormtrooper whose removable helmet is the correct size and shape and won't turn yellow?
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Old April 11 2012, 04:10 AM   #107
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Uh oh, more Hasbro bashing. Here, have some Hot Toys Terminator 2 to calm you down:
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Old April 11 2012, 04:19 AM   #108
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Dayum.

Sweeeeeeeeet.
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Old April 11 2012, 05:03 AM   #109
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oh man, those are nice.
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Old April 11 2012, 05:05 AM   #110
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That looks more like 1991 Linda Hamilton than 2012 Linda Hamilton does.
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Old April 11 2012, 05:35 AM   #111
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That's funny, because I felt the likeness on Sarah is easily the weakest of the three.
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Old April 11 2012, 05:42 AM   #112
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I wish I had enough money to afford Hot Toys. They make some pretty awesome stuff.
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Old April 11 2012, 05:49 AM   #113
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I really don't any more. The prices have skyrocketed so much over the past couple of years, that I've been priced out of the market. I cannot justify dropping $200 on a single figure, no matter how amazing it looks.
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Old April 11 2012, 05:54 AM   #114
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i sometimes feel bad for spending $50 on those SH Figuarts Kamen Rider figures.
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Old April 11 2012, 06:00 AM   #115
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Good example...but I feel sorry for the folks who go on eBay and spend $99.99 plus shipping and handling for an action figure that's only a year or two old. I have holes in my collection too, but you're not going to see me blowing a hundred bucks on one single action figure, no matter how hard it was to find in stores. Not an action figure that's four inches tall or shorter. If it were a foot or 18 inches in height, was a spitting image of the TV or movie character and came in a great-looking box? Maybe. Possibly yes. But not a small blister-carded figure that was in retail stores since the last midterm Congressional elections.
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Old April 11 2012, 06:17 AM   #116
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While I'm on a roll, I might as well show these babies off as well:





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Old April 11 2012, 04:57 PM   #117
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Here are a few of my Star Trek stuff.

Star Trek Micro Machines:

Not sure why the packaging differences, same exact ships inside.




TNG mini playset
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Old April 11 2012, 10:27 PM   #118
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C. Cole-Chakotay wrote: View Post
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.
I have Katniss Barbie on pre-order, too. I haven't even seen the movie yet, but love the books.
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Old April 12 2012, 06:17 AM   #119
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Just released online: the first photograph of the finalized packaging for the Episode I-based Trade Federation MTT with Battle Droids and Obi-Wan Kenobi figure.

Retail price: $140.00 - $150.00



The Obi-Wan Kenobi figure included looks like a kitbash of a 1999 head with a later body. I'm not terribly impressed. The Droids look better than he does.

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Old April 12 2012, 07:37 AM   #120
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I'm right there with ya. The crazy thing is, I think that body actually has worse articulation than the '99 one. Also, the whole thing is inaccurate anyways. The droids came out on multiple racks, all folded up in the film, yet here they're all standing up.
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