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Old May 30 2012, 10:59 PM   #571
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It doesn't matter much how many of each figure is in a case if the cases themselves never show up.
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Old May 30 2012, 11:02 PM   #572
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Well...true. But for once I didn't want to bring that up. It's so disappointing to have to think about.

(*Fingers crossed*) IDEALLY... this means more people finding more product. But we'll see.
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Old May 31 2012, 01:04 AM   #573
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lol. just wanted to say your new avatar is awesome cooleddie74.
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Old May 31 2012, 01:25 AM   #574
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Thanks, Shinzon.

I had some help from another poster in adding the lens flare. It was their idea.
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Old May 31 2012, 01:48 AM   #575
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Cruised Wal-Mart today, and found the new Amazing Spider-Man figures. Man, I thought they had skimped on the Avengers articulation. These have even less. There seems to be only on figure from the entire line that is worthwhile. It's the aptly named Ultra-Poseable Spider-Man. I picked him up. To them, ultra-poseable means the same articulation as Marvel Universe figures. Also, no accessories. Yeesh. They're cheaping out on us. Granted, this is a pretty decent figure. I just hope the movie turns out good, or I won't want it anywhere near me.
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Old May 31 2012, 02:31 AM   #576
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Thanks, Shinzon.

I had some help from another poster in adding the lens flare. It was their idea.
moar lens flare is always good. or so i'm told.

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Cruised Wal-Mart today, and found the new Amazing Spider-Man figures. Man, I thought they had skimped on the Avengers articulation. These have even less. There seems to be only on figure from the entire line that is worthwhile. It's the aptly named Ultra-Poseable Spider-Man. I picked him up. To them, ultra-poseable means the same articulation as Marvel Universe figures. Also, no accessories. Yeesh. They're cheaping out on us. Granted, this is a pretty decent figure. I just hope the movie turns out good, or I won't want it anywhere near me.
thus far the only AMS stuff i've seen are the masks and the electronic/talking Spidey. i finally found MU Psylock...only to discover her face looked...squished. bad quality control. bah!
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Old May 31 2012, 04:03 AM   #577
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Are these new Amazing Spider-Man toys from Hasbro, by any chance? Because if that's so it would kind of explain the skimping on articulation and accessories. The last year or so has not been particularly kind to a lot of action figures manufactured under the Hasbro logo...they have reduced articulation, are lazy repaints or repacks, are horribly distributed or all three.
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Old May 31 2012, 07:19 AM   #578
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Yeah Hasbro has the line...I've read negative things about them compared to Matty.
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Old May 31 2012, 07:28 AM   #579
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Perused the Wal-Mart toy aisle the other day, looking for some Star Wars stuff to add to my shelf, and I saw a General Grievous that was pretty much the same figure that they released way back when Revenge of the Sith came out, except it came with a blaster this time.
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Old May 31 2012, 07:35 AM   #580
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Perused the Wal-Mart toy aisle the other day, looking for some Star Wars stuff to add to my shelf, and I saw a General Grievous that was pretty much the same figure that they released way back when Revenge of the Sith came out, except it came with a blaster this time.
Was it the Vintage Collection(2010) version on the retro-looking cardback?

This one?

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Old June 1 2012, 12:39 AM   #581
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Perused the Wal-Mart toy aisle the other day, looking for some Star Wars stuff to add to my shelf, and I saw a General Grievous that was pretty much the same figure that they released way back when Revenge of the Sith came out, except it came with a blaster this time.
Was it the Vintage Collection(2010) version on the retro-looking cardback?

This one?
Nope. It came with a die and a base for some sort of action figure game, and I didn't look too close at the artwork but I think it was part of the Clone Wars series (the white and blue ones).
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Old June 1 2012, 12:53 AM   #582
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Perused the Wal-Mart toy aisle the other day, looking for some Star Wars stuff to add to my shelf, and I saw a General Grievous that was pretty much the same figure that they released way back when Revenge of the Sith came out, except it came with a blaster this time.
Was it the Vintage Collection(2010) version on the retro-looking cardback?

This one?
Nope. It came with a die and a base for some sort of action figure game, and I didn't look too close at the artwork but I think it was part of the Clone Wars series (the white and blue ones).

Ahhhhh. The Movie Heroes one. The Galactic Battle Game die and base. Now I know which one you're talking about. Yeah, that Grievous is a lazy repack of an older Grievous figure from 2005(the Episode III one with "Four Lightsaber Attack" action feature), in fact that entire first wave of twelve or thirteen Movie Heroes figures is nothing but lazy repaints and repacks of older figures dating from as far back as 2002. That Grievous wasn't a particularly great one when he was new, much less almost seven years later. They should have gone with one of the ones from the 30th Anniversary(2007-08)or Legacy Collections(2008-10) because those were superior Grievous sculpts.
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Old June 1 2012, 02:47 AM   #583
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Old June 1 2012, 03:15 AM   #584
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Gumby toys are always fun. I wish I still had my old ones.
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Old June 1 2012, 03:30 AM   #585
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Gumby toys are always fun. I wish I still had my old ones.
He might count as my first action figure. Him or my old Johny West.
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