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Old September 16 2012, 12:09 PM   #1336
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Re: The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

They're out and starting to hit, guys!

Check your local Kmarts if you want to pick these bad boys up...they're only $14.99 a set, which works out to just seven and a half bucks per figure. That's $2.50 cheaper than most other Star Wars action figures at the moment, and the best part is...these are almost entirely new! None of these individual characters have ever been made before and use just a handful of recycled parts.

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Old September 17 2012, 09:30 PM   #1337
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My most wanted figure from Marvel Legends wave 3 in in my hands: The Iron Man Neo-Classic armor. He is a thing of beauty! However, he is plagued by the same problem that plagues so many Iron Man figures in this line: He's too damn short. Oh well, still a great figure nonetheless:

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Old September 17 2012, 09:42 PM   #1338
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Congrats...how hard was his wave to find? Or was the wave kind of easy to spot and it was just select figures like him that were hot sellers and quickly vanished?
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Old September 17 2012, 09:45 PM   #1339
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I got it online, actually. I haven't seen it at retail yet. It's probably only a matter of time though. Since Iron Man is the A-list character in the wave, he's heavy packed. As such, BBTS was selling him for $11.00. Not too shabby. I forsee the running changes of Punisher/Blade and Mystique/Moonstone being the difficult ones to find. The red version of Deadpool will probably be a hassle as well.
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Old September 17 2012, 11:07 PM   #1340
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How short is he, in relation to what the ideal proportions would be? Just going from that pic, he looks really nice. But I do know what you mean, and sometimes it's highly amusing to find figures with bizarre proportions (or which have been scaled up and down more than once, letting you make weird clone armies).
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Old September 17 2012, 11:22 PM   #1341
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OdoWanKenobi wrote: View Post
My most wanted figure from Marvel Legends wave 3 in in my hands: The Iron Man Neo-Classic armor. He is a thing of beauty! However, he is plagued by the same problem that plagues so many Iron Man figures in this line: He's too damn short. Oh well, still a great figure nonetheless:

Why does an Iron Man Figure have musculature?
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Old September 17 2012, 11:31 PM   #1342
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Well, if store reports on some of the collecting sites are accurate then a lot of the Star Wars merchandise that should have been on most or even all Walmart pegs and shelves months ago is starting to surface as distribution centers finally get around to shipping cases and perpetually tardy and negligent stores actually stock relatively new figures, ships and vehicles.

About time. At least there should be plenty of stuff on pegs for the Christmas shopping season even if it's product that should have been on the sales floors in late spring or during the summer.
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Old September 18 2012, 12:10 AM   #1343
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Why does an Iron Man Figure have musculature?
Most of Iron Man's classic armors did in the comics.

Here's a pic for height comparison. I put him next to a Marvel Legends Bucky Cap, which is about an average Marvel Legends height. Keep in mind, Iron Man is supposed to be a guy in a suit of armor:



So yeah, too short. Then again, this is a problem that has plagued a lot of Marvel Legends Iron Man figures. Since I display all my Iron Mans together, and not with the rest of my Marvel legends, this isn't such a huge problem.
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Old September 18 2012, 04:25 AM   #1344
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A friend just left me a message on my phone...he found the Commander Fox wave of The Clone Wars at one of our Walmarts clear on the other side of town along with remnants of the Sandtrooper/Jar Jar wave of Vintage. He didn't say, though, if the Vintage were on regular TVC cardbacks or the Lost Line design.

I'll have to hit that Wally World sometime tomorrow. I still want at least one more Vintage VC112 Sandtrooper...that figure is just too cool for school, Daddy-O.
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Old September 21 2012, 03:26 AM   #1345
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Hawkeye is amused by the cross stitched portrait of himself. "I don't see the resemblance!"



Tasha and Clint have the best seats in the house for the Nationals game!

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Old September 21 2012, 03:53 AM   #1346
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Those pics are great. Good show.
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Old September 22 2012, 12:58 AM   #1347
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Just showing off something new I got. This Joker is not a recent figure, but he's been missing from my collection for a while. It's also the greatest Joker ever made, and I seriously feel like I never need another. To the left is the DC Universe wave 10 version (the one I just got) and to the right is the repaint that was released last year in a two-pack with Harley Quinn (which I've had for a while.)

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Old September 22 2012, 01:20 AM   #1348
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They're both really cool looking, OdoWan. I don't collect DC stuff but I have to admit I don't think I've seen better looking Joker figures...at least not around here.
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Maybe it's just me, but the one on the right looks weird. Somehow I have a hard time seeing the Joker repainted in "normal" clothes.
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Old September 22 2012, 02:12 AM   #1350
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True to a point...most of us are used to seeing the Joker in his traditional purple, orange and green whether in animation or on TV and in live action films. But I have to give the costume designers of the 1989 Tim Burton Batman a lot of credit for making Jack Nicholson's Joker exceptionally creepy and great looking in normal black jacket, top hat and trousers. That was the scene where the Joker surprises the mob boss coming out of the Gotham courthouse and kills him with his venom-tipped quill pen.
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