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Old July 20 2012, 08:38 PM   #931
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Re: The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

I'm still waiting on the new 2012 Naboo Starfighter to surface, but the reports are that a whole lot of major retail stores across this country have purged the SKU for this line of smaller ships and vehicles from their computer systems and aren't going to carry the newer ones. The Starfighter and the two other releases in its wave(the repainted Republic Fighter Tank and a repacked Anakin Skywalker Jedi Starfighter) probably got screwed in the process and won't show up in most places.

The Starfighter was spotted at FAO Schwarz or some other huge toy retailer in New York, but was going for about fifty dollars a pop. I've also seen one or two on eBay, but the one on there now is going for the Buy-It-Now price of $89.99 before shipping and handling. Nope. No way.

Seems like the avalanche of Episode I 3-D product in January and February poisoned the well for newer stuff depending on what you're looking for and what you collect. Stores are more concerned with marking down and liquidating their existing product than they are ordering new stuff that they probably worry will linger on shelves as well. That leaves collectors like us with fewer options, but...oh well. Nothing much we can really do.
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Old July 21 2012, 02:04 PM   #932
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Some good-natured fun at Jar Jar's expense, courtesy of my fine friends over at Jedi Temple Archives. These are six of the seven brand new figures included with the SDCC Carbonite Chamber set, and it appears that the Dark Lord of the Sith has finally vanquished the one enemy even more dangerous than his vaunted Empire!





Don't tell me you wouldn't react the same way. The emotionless expression on Princess Leia's face says it all...
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Old July 21 2012, 03:14 PM   #933
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Is anyone getting the Jumbo Hellicarrier from HasbroToyShop? It's $125 before shipping.
I can't really justify that + not sure where I'd put it.
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Old July 21 2012, 03:19 PM   #934
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Seen and heards lots about it, but nope. I don't collect Avengers stuff anyways. Looks really cool, though.
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Old July 21 2012, 06:22 PM   #935
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I neither have the room or the money for it. It doesn't matter either way since it's sold out.

The latest figures from the DC Club Infinite Earths arrived today. The monthly figure: Starman, and the first quarterly oversize figure: Rocket Red


Starman is pretty cool. He's cast in translucent black plastic, and has a starfield effect going through him. Rocket Red is a mess, though. He's way too tall, is in a costume that nobody cares about, and is a reused body, so he has vasculature. Seeing, as this is an armored suit, that's ridiculous. So, while Starman turned out alright, Rocket Red is the real dud of the club so far.
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Old July 21 2012, 10:08 PM   #936
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Is anyone getting the Jumbo Hellicarrier from HasbroToyShop? It's $125 before shipping.
I can't really justify that + not sure where I'd put it.
For that price you'd think that it would be accurate to the film...its not. It does not even have a complete underside.

It looks kind of lame to me.
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Old July 22 2012, 02:18 AM   #937
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I've heard quite a few people say that the new Hasbro Avengers toys are lacking and disappointing to one degree or another. Someone recently was talking about being let down by some of the 3.75" action figures...was it an Iron Man? Something about articulation/joints being inferior or the paint job not being accurate to the film or something. I can't really remember all too well, but the person wasn't terribly thrilled by the Hasbro Avengers line is the overall point.
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Old July 22 2012, 02:42 PM   #938
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Yeah, that was me. The sculpt and the paint are the same as ever, actually I think the paint has been fantastic on this line. The problem is with the articulation. It's all a complete step back from the previous movie lines. No wrist cuts, waist cuts, or ankle tilts. The necks are simple cut joints. The Amazing Spider-Man line is even worse. T-hips, and shoulders. Figures coming out with the basic 5 points of articulation. In this day and age, that's unacceptable. It's not just Hasbro. Mattel dropped the ball with their Green Lantern and Dark Knight Rises figures. The Movie Masters turned out well, but the regular lines are just embarrassments.
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Old July 22 2012, 08:44 PM   #939
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You're missing this one, Eddie?

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Old July 22 2012, 08:47 PM   #940
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You're missing this one, Eddie?



Why, yes...I believe I am.

The Battle Tabby was a limited edition piece. Hard to find. And the upkeep is hell from what I hear.
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Old July 22 2012, 09:18 PM   #941
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Lol.
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Old July 23 2012, 03:15 AM   #942
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Just breaking courtesy of Flyguy.net and one of the SW collector fan pages on Facebook: the possibility that the final wave of The Vintage Collection might not actually make it to American, Canadian and Australian retail?

This report has not been confirmed nor has it been conclusively refuted, and the FB page lit up like a Christmas tree when the report hit. The final waves of quite a few previous STAR WARS figure lines were either very, very badly distributed or were AWOL: Episode I, Revenge of the Sith, the 30th Anniversary Collection(TAC) and the Legacy Collection 2009-10 being the most egregious examples of retail Fail.

Sio Bibble? Jaina and Jacen Solo, anyone?

Now, as I said...nothing's been confirmed. As of right now this is just a report. And to be frank, retail distribution is already pretty bad so if the final Vintage figures never made to to U.S., Canadian or Aussie store pegs I can't say it'd be all that huge a difference from the current retail situation. But the last wave contains a whopping 12 figures, including the four repacks of the Episode I figures (Aurra Sing, Mawhonic, Gungan Warrior, Naboo Pilot) that a lot of people didn't get a crack at the first time they were out earlier this year. The last wave also contains the long-awaited Emperor's Royal Guard army builder with swappable head and shoulder armor, so if this wave gets completely screwed at retail there are gonna be a lot of seriously miffed collectors out there.

Anyways, just thought I'd share the report in the interest of fairness and disclosure. It might not amount to anything, but I know there are some people in this thread who'd like to know.
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Old July 23 2012, 01:15 PM   #943
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One of the first photos of the regular Vintage Collection cardfront for the new Jar Jar Binks. I as well as many others already have this figure on alternative, limited-edition packaging(the "Lost Line") but this is the general retail version that will be much more common and that most people will see.

Not bad. Even if you don't like Jar Jar this cardfront photo is very cool and attractive. Nice, bright and colorful.

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but this is the general retail version that will be much more common and that most people will see.
You sure about that?
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but this is the general retail version that will be much more common and that most people will see.
You sure about that?
Yeah, yeah...I know.

I was thinking the same damn thing. I just didn't want to go off on another "Hasbro sucks donkey balls" rant for once. I wanted to be more positive.
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