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Old July 18 2012, 12:41 AM   #916
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Re: The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

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My second San Diego Comic-Con Carbonite Chamber Action Figure Set just shipped. I'm glad the Con had just enough to go around and that people could order or buy more than one. It'll be nice to have two sets of this new wave of figures plus the unique exclusives...it'll save a little time running around looking for them in stores(whenever they even show up).
Where do you order your comic-con exclusives and how do you know what's coming out in advance?
The collector sites preview new product before it's officially released. Lots of photos and details get posted in advance of new items hitting retail, conventions, etc. Most folks who collect the Star Wars line know about new figures, vehicles and other items well in advance thanks to all the ties our community has with Hasbro, online retailers and other dealers both domestic and overseas.

You can order Comic-Con exclusives online through sites like HasbroToyShop.com or, if you feel lucky and don't mind spending a few extra bucks, eBay.
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Old July 18 2012, 12:53 AM   #917
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Cooleddie knows everything about toys.

ps that sounded rude.



Ohhhh, trust me.

I've heard worse. And done worse!
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Old July 18 2012, 01:50 AM   #918
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This one didn't turn out quite how I wanted it to, but I still think it works pretty well:
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Old July 18 2012, 05:36 AM   #919
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You can order Comic-Con exclusives online through sites like HasbroToyShop.com
If they ever get around to putting up this year's releases. (Which still haven't been added.) And based on what I've read on collector's sites, I guarantee you that the desirable stuff will be wiped out within an hour of whatever random time the items appear.

I'm still hoping to get a second Derpy to keep MIMB, and it basically entails living in front of the computer 24/7 with HTS.com open in one tab. Bah.
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Old July 18 2012, 11:08 AM   #920
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Cooleddie knows everything about toys.

ps that sounded rude.



Ohhhh, trust me.

I've heard worse. And done worse!
I wonder (maybe i shouldnt) whether there is an equilavent of Cooleddie collecting sex toys. Not to use (of course) but for prosperity-sake. ;-) I mean, one might scoff but such objects from the ancient/classic world take prime place in the British museum and endlessly studied by sociologists/historians.
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Old July 18 2012, 02:27 PM   #921
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Re: The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

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There probably is. I wouldn't doubt it. I remember hearing from time to time about men and women who collect sex toys and have what amount to sizeable collections of pleasure items and devices ranging across the years and even decades. I think there was even a segment on the old Comedy Central MAN SHOW(Adam Carrolla, Jimmy Kimmel version) here in the States where one of the guys visited a lady who had a substantial collection of sex toys.

A lot of them had to be blurred out on screen for being too offensive, even for cable.
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Old July 18 2012, 04:34 PM   #922
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The first Carbonite Chamber set just showed up. Awesome. Great figures. I'm really enjoying the retro-looking cardfronts on the new wave of figures inside, and even the goofy Carbonite Jar Jar "figure"(actually just a molded, sculpted carbonite block with Jar Jar's likeness on it) is a lot of fun. The block pops out and you can flip it around to represent the carbonite after Jar Jar has been thawed out.

Really digging the new "Emperor's Wrath" Vader. You can see his realistic-looking skull and even eyes through the translucent helmet. Creepy. But fun.
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Old July 19 2012, 03:23 AM   #923
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The long-awaited Vintage Collection Emperor's Royal Guard, which features a swappable helmet and shoulder armor as well as the head of Kir Kanos from the CRIMSON EMPIRE graphic novels, giving an added treat to fans of Expanded Universe lore. This will make for quite the army builder provided that enough of the Guard ship to retail in the first place.

He should be released no later than September and will be in the same wave with the new Nien Nunb and Lumat the Ewok.

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Old July 19 2012, 09:25 PM   #924
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I love those guys. My all time favourite (orginal) Vintage figure.

I plugged some gaps in my TVC with the TIE Fighter Pilot, Revenge variant Leia and Revenge variant Endor Rebel.
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Old July 20 2012, 12:26 AM   #925
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I plugged some gaps in my TVC with the TIE Fighter Pilot, Revenge variant Leia and Revenge variant Endor Rebel.
Congrats...those are some very, very nice figures. I'm guessing by REVENGE variant Rebel you mean the black/African-American version? I have both color variants...the white Rebel Commando was much easier to find over here, at least in my area.

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Here's what's likely to be a pretty popular figure with a lot of people whether they're gamers or not: the Old Republic Trooper, the third Vintage Collection action figure derived from THE OLD REPUBLIC video game. He follows Darth Malgus and Shae Vizla from earlier waves.

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Old July 20 2012, 04:22 AM   #926
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Old July 20 2012, 09:43 AM   #927
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Nice, man...I hope you don't mind me saying so, but those are pretty creepy toys. Very cool. But a little creepy.

But I suppose that's the point.
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Old July 20 2012, 10:21 AM   #928
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Republic Trooper and Royal Guard look really nice...they look so good i expect to never find them in store.
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Old July 20 2012, 10:24 AM   #929
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Oh, the Republic Trooper will probably vanish within minutes of being put on store pegs. Almost every EU/video game action figure in recent years sells like hotcakes and skyrockets in price on the secondary market...Darth Revan...Darth Malak...Jaina and Jacen Solo...Bastila Shan...Darth Malgus. The chances of finding this trooper in stores are slim to nil unless you just happen to be there right as or right after they're stocking the peg wall with new figures.

The new Starkiller(Galen Marek) and Shae Vizla figures from the Vintage Collection have been spotted a few times, but they don't last long. These kind of figures have "comic and collectible shop" and "eBay" written all over them.
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Old July 20 2012, 07:47 PM   #930
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Oh, the Republic Trooper will probably vanish within minutes of being put on store pegs. Almost every EU/video game action figure in recent years sells like hotcakes and skyrockets in price on the secondary market...Darth Revan...Darth Malak...Jaina and Jacen Solo...Bastila Shan...Darth Malgus. The chances of finding this trooper in stores are slim to nil unless you just happen to be there right as or right after they're stocking the peg wall with new figures.

The new Starkiller(Galen Marek) and Shae Vizla figures from the Vintage Collection have been spotted a few times, but they don't last long. These kind of figures have "comic and collectible shop" and "eBay" written all over them.
yep, i remember searching in vain for all those figures and not finding them anywhere except for toy shops.
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