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Old May 19 2012, 05:12 AM   #451
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Re: The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

Oh, none taken. They're cheesy as hell when you look back on them from the distance of thirty years. It's hard to believe they were once considered high-quality action figures because almost none of them looked like the movie characters unless it was an exotic alien, and even then it was a 50/50 shot at best it would look just like the film makeup or puppet. But I grew up collecting, playing with and adoring those old things and the original packaging and figures have always held a very special place in my heart. I recently picked up a carded, C-8 grade General Madine from 1984 at my friend's toy shop and couldn't put it down. I didn't buy it because he was a little out of my range for that day, but that classic, old school Kenner packaging, cardback and sculpting always transport me back to being a little kid with a huge mess of bushy blonde hair recreating battles from the movies I loved. The old school stuff is wonky as hell, but man were they the bomb for their era.

Speaking of which, check out this video...this guy must be pretty loaded to be able to afford the entire original set of these on high-quality cardbacks! He even bought the VINYL-CAPE JAWA! What a lucky bastard! He must be the envy of a lot of YouTube viewers!

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Old May 19 2012, 05:33 AM   #452
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More pics of Loki, along with the chance to order can be found right here.

Man, this figure is just breathtaking. Absolutely some of Hot Toys best work ever, and that is really saying something.
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Old May 19 2012, 05:35 AM   #453
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Dayum!

That Loki is breathtaking. Just...stunning. It's hard to believe sometimes that something like that is considered a toy, if a very high-end one.

Impressive. Most impressive.
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Old May 19 2012, 05:40 AM   #454
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If I didn't know any better, I would think Hot Toys had shrunk down Tom Hiddleston. A pact with dark forces of the beyond is the only logical explanation I can find for this level of skill.

The head sculptor on this one, Lee So Young, is a new name for us. Whoever it is though needs to be put on lots more toys! Maybe he can fix Thor, before he comes out. I can't believe Thor is a Kojun sculpt. He's usually so much better than that.

Man, you know you're a diehard when you know the names of sculptors.
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Old May 19 2012, 05:41 AM   #455
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Re: The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

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I'm not actually buying any ponies, right now. I have the Mcdonald's ones, and that's it. I'm not going to buy the crappy inaccurate stuff that Hasbro puts out.
Buy them, then buy OtakuSquirrel's kits to make them accurate. That way, you can spend enough money to bankrupt yourself! Yay!
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Old May 19 2012, 05:54 AM   #456
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Oh man. Hot Toys is now saying there will be 10-12 Avengers figures. Holy crap. So far we already know:

1. Nick Fury
2. Hawkeye
3. Captain America
4. Thor
5. Loki
6. Iron Man Mark VII
7. Hulk
8. Black Widow

So what else could we get? Coulson? Hill? Chitauri Soldier? Banner? Or dare I wish for
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Old May 21 2012, 08:15 PM   #457
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More pics are surfacing on the collector sites of the fun and amazing combinations you can create with Disney's Droid Factory parts...check out these packaged examples! As I may or may not have mentioned earlier in the thread you as a paying customer build your own astromech droids from a vast variety of existing mix-and-match parts and then package your own creations yourself for eventual display. I've never been there, but right now I wish Disneyworld weren't so far away!

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Old May 21 2012, 10:32 PM   #458
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I need to go to freaking Disneyworld!

Btw, new Hot Toys teaser:
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Old May 21 2012, 10:38 PM   #459
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Dang. That does it. I need to invest in Hot Toys. To hell with the cost. I'll just finance them if I have to.

Yeah, those Droid Factory pics have me salivating. I doubt I'd put Mickey ears, Goofy ears, Indiana Jones fedoras or Jack Sparrow pirate hats on any astromechs(I'd want mine to look a lot more movie-style and accurate) but I'd love to stand at the Factory display for a good hour or two putting together as many droids as I could afford in one drop. I'm sure I'd be flat-busted broke in no time, but it'd be worth it just to have some of the astromechs I've always pictured in my mind and wanted.
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Old May 21 2012, 11:10 PM   #460
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Are you kidding? Pirate hats and fedoras would be the very first thing I'd put on my droids
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Old May 21 2012, 11:13 PM   #461
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I'm an anal-retentive purist. Pretty hopeless too.

But if I did put hats on them it'd be Indy and Jack Sparrow hats. I think the cartoon ears look way too lame, but hey...that's just my opinion. Your mileage will, of course, vary.
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Old May 22 2012, 04:17 AM   #462
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Looks like plenty of people are already getting the Dark Knight Rises movie masters figures. Some people are even finding wave 2, and these aren't supposed to be on shelves until 5/28.

Sigh. Why can't my Wal-Marts and Toys R Us be the ones breaking street date?
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Old May 22 2012, 04:27 AM   #463
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When it came to the Episode I 3-D merchandise street date(January 30), my TRU broke it a week early and set up their entire giant store display jammed with figures and other toys, I think, eight or nine days before the official date. Walmarts let some stuff trickle out in mid-January, but not a whole lot. Other items they were actually a week or two late getting on shelves. Go figure.*

Street dates may or may not mean a whole lot depending on who your store managers are and how many people have clammored for the new merchandise ahead of the dates. As long ago as 2002, some Episode II/Saga figures leaked out of the back rooms as early as a month ahead of the official Hasbro launch date and in spite of Lucasfilm legal threats to fine any and all retail stores that did so.

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my god, even ScarJo's action figure has an amazing ass.
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my god, even ScarJo's action figure has an amazing ass.
'Tis a great time to be a toy collector.
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