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Old August 19 2012, 05:38 PM   #1096
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Re: The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

I've grabbed one of the latest DC Universe figures, the "All Star" wave that is going to be our only retail offering for the remainder of the year. Here's Superboy Prime:


He's a fantastic looking figure, and I'm glad to have him on my shelf. There is however, a slight scale problem:


He's taller than Superman. What the heck, Matty?
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Old August 19 2012, 06:35 PM   #1097
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Well, my wallett can breath a little sigh of relief. I just got an email telling me that Hot Toys Captain America is delayed until December, Thor until January, and Loki until March. Still, the Avengers line has been getting hit with crazy delays. Nick Fury is finally getting out, but Hawkeye was supposed to hit in June, and now they're saying September.
Oh, good, maybe I can scrape up the $ for Hawkeye now. Unless he's already sold out.
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Old August 19 2012, 06:40 PM   #1098
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Yeah, preorders for Hawkeye are sold out pretty much everywhere. If you get on the waitlist at Sideshow, though there's a good chance it will convert.
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Old August 19 2012, 07:16 PM   #1099
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Figures.

Oh, well. I do have my little Hawkeyes.

Speaking of- "That man is playing Galaga! Thought we wouldn't notice, but we did."


Hawkeye v. Captain Jack Harkness. This will end well...
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Old August 19 2012, 07:34 PM   #1100
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Where did you get those tiny arcade cabinets?
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Old August 19 2012, 08:22 PM   #1101
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I managed to grab New 52 Batman yesterday. I have to admit, that I love this figure quite a bit. Even more so than my Batman Inc figure (that's saying a lot for me). The paint job and sculpt look so much better and nothing seems to be bleeding through or anything like that. I love the fact that his cape folds at the bottom. It didn't come with the typical stand so I assume this was how you were gonna stand him up. They managed to capture Greg Capullo's design beautifully. I just like this figure a whole lot. I very nearly bought New 52 Aquaman as well...but put that off for now. I really want the Trinity first.
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Old August 19 2012, 08:57 PM   #1102
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Where did you get those tiny arcade cabinets?
Hallmark. They're Keepsake ornaments from a few years ago. Those were the only two they made, I think.
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Old August 19 2012, 11:01 PM   #1103
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Figures.

Oh, well. I do have my little Hawkeyes.

Speaking of- "That man is playing Galaga! Thought we wouldn't notice, but we did."


Hawkeye v. Captain Jack Harkness. This will end well...
I actually picked up the 3.75-inch Avengers movie Hawkeye today. I originally wasn't going to (I've actually seen it in stores twice before and took a pass both times). I guess the third time was the charm.

Also scored this weekend (late, but marked down to a good price at my local Big Lots store), the Tron: Legacy light cycle with light up effects.
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Old August 20 2012, 12:49 AM   #1104
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I managed to grab New 52 Batman yesterday. I have to admit, that I love this figure quite a bit. Even more so than my Batman Inc figure (that's saying a lot for me). The paint job and sculpt look so much better and nothing seems to be bleeding through or anything like that. I love the fact that his cape folds at the bottom. It didn't come with the typical stand so I assume this was how you were gonna stand him up. They managed to capture Greg Capullo's design beautifully. I just like this figure a whole lot. I very nearly bought New 52 Aquaman as well...but put that off for now. I really want the Trinity first.
The DC Collectibles version? I think it's actually Jim Lee's art that they're going for with that, since it's a Justice League line. I agree about it being a great looking figure, though. I wish DC Collectibles had more articulation, or I would collect them regularly, too. As it is, I really only pick up the ones that I don't think Mattel is every likely to make like various Lanterns.
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Old August 20 2012, 02:16 AM   #1105
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Love all the newest photos, but Kira's Mom's...

Keep 'em coming, guys! I'd like to see more humorous poses and scenarios with all your dolls and action figures!
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Old August 20 2012, 03:14 AM   #1106
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Hawkeye hasn't met my Legolas action figure yet. And I have to introduce Katniss Barbie to Legolas Ken, too. I have many photos planned...

I was just looking at my display of ornaments (the handful I keep out all year round), and the Galaga quote from The Avengers popped up in my mind. It would have been even funnier if I had an Iron Man figure to stand behind Hawkeye...
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Old August 20 2012, 03:59 AM   #1107
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Well, there's no shortage of Iron Man figures right now. Fix that!
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Old August 20 2012, 07:39 AM   #1108
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Yeah it's from the Justice League line...to me though it looks more like Capullo's version rather than Lee's. Either way, it's just beautiful looking, and I'm amazed at how much better it looks over the Batman, Inc figure.

Not a figure, but I also picked up a Future Foundation t-shirt!!! I've been wanting one forever! Science!!!!
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Old August 20 2012, 11:02 PM   #1109
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Found the new Shockwave finally, and I rather like it. They came up with an original vehicular mode that still seems a very nice homage to his classic G1 form.
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Old August 20 2012, 11:10 PM   #1110
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Cool story. I walk into Wal-Mart to find that they've just done their section resets, so a shiny new action figure aisle filled with shiny new toys is there. I rush to the Avengers pegs hoping to find an elusive 6" Hawkeye, but find to my dismay only Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor. I continue down the aisle to look at the other stuff, my hopes shattered, when something catches my eye. At the end of the aisle, tucked behind a Nerf gun that is conspicuously in the wrong area, I find not one, but two Hawkeyes! It would appear some jerk tried to hide them. Naturally, I grab one for myself and return the other to its place on the pegs, for some other lucky collector or kid to find. Ah, it feels to good to thwart the plans of the jerks that hide hard to find figures. The fact that there were two of them tells me for certain that someone was planning to scalp them.

Now, I have Hawkeye in two scales. Just the Marvel Select and Hot Toys version to go. Such a pity that Marvel Select and Hasbro's 6" line will both be missing a Black Widow to go with him.
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