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Old October 5 2012, 03:13 AM   #1396
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Re: The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

Picked up another Vintage Collection Clone Trooper army builder from the local toy and collectibles shop earlier today. Thankfully this one didn't have a helmet that was yellowing or turning some weird shade of light green in the package so it's a good copy. Anybody else here who collects Vintage 2010-12 figures knows what I'm talking about.
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Old October 5 2012, 03:51 AM   #1397
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Ghouleddie74 wrote: View Post
Picked up another Vintage Collection Clone Trooper army builder from the local toy and collectibles shop earlier today. Thankfully this one didn't have a helmet that was yellowing or turning some weird shade of light green in the package so it's a good copy. Anybody else here who collects Vintage 2010-12 figures knows what I'm talking about.
My poor Scout Trooper.
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Old October 5 2012, 03:54 AM   #1398
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On the bright side, the VC60 Clone (501st Legion) from the Dr. Evazan Wave seems to have avoided the yellowing/greening helmet problem as nobody who's bought one seems to have reported any color changes. The Episode II Clone Lieutenant and Episode III Shock Trooper from the Lost Line/Jar Jar Wave also seem to have much better helmet quality (even though those Phase II/ROTS-era helmets are still a bit too large for most collector tastes).
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Old October 5 2012, 07:18 PM   #1399
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Mom's garden still has roses...and Hawkeye found a perfect sized one for Black Widow!



D'awwwwwww.

They also helped me decorate for Halloween:



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Old October 5 2012, 07:24 PM   #1400
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Very fun and cute!

I finally got my hands on an unopened boxed set of the George Lucas Collector's Set of exclusive action figures from 2006. This was originally sold as an online exclusive and contains three then-brand new characters as well as a straight repack of a 2005 Episode III Jedi Padawan figure that was elusive for some folks.

Here's a good video on the set, and the electronic TOS Captain Kirk and command chair at the beginning are an added and fun little bonus.

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Old October 6 2012, 10:48 PM   #1401
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Toys 'R' Us stores just began a Buy One Get One Free sale on all 3.75" Hasbro Star Wars product that lasts the entire month and even into November. If anyone here is looking to score the newer Vintage Collection waves, the Speeder Bike and Scout Trooper sets and/or the Ewok and Yavin Pilot multipacks then now might be the time because they should all be covered under the terms of the sale.

Your mileage will, of course, vary from area to area. Some TRU stores are still loaded with Episode I 3-D pegwarmers and flops from January and February and not all have gotten shipments of newer carded figures, but the Speeder Bike sets and the Ewok and Yavin Pilot 5-packs are TRU exclusives...they should have them at some point or another.
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Old October 6 2012, 11:07 PM   #1402
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Shoot. Gonna have to start hitting up the TRUs again. I'm still on the lookout for a Sandtrooper. I'll find one eventually, I'm sure.
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Old October 6 2012, 11:11 PM   #1403
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The brand new VC112 / "Lost Line" Sandtrooper? There've been reports of his wave hitting both TRUs and Walmarts across the country, but I'm sure you already know that he tends to be the first figure in his wave to sell out. If push comes to shove you can get the new Sandtrooper off of eBay for about $15 if you prefer the Lost Line look and don't absolutely have to have the much cooler and better looking Vintage packaging with the desert photo. That one doesn't seem to be any cheaper than about twenty bucks right now and most appear to be a little more than that.
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Old October 11 2012, 04:20 AM   #1404
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Whoo! Found a Sandtrooper today. Best Sandtrooper ever? Best Sandtrooper ever. Is his blaster new? I don't think we've ever seen one with a folding stock in this scale.
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Old October 11 2012, 04:31 AM   #1405
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Congrats, man!

It's the first-ever 3.75" scale Imperial blaster with a folding stock and the first brand new Imperial blaster mold in, I believe, over ten years. The one you commonly see included with Imperial characters and troopers first came out during the Power of the Jedi line at the start of the last decade and has just been recast with sturdier plastic as the years passed. The new Sandtrooper blaster is probably the best Imperial weapon I've ever seen included with a Star Wars action figure unless you count the lightsabers of the various Darths, but those are technically Sith weapons and not Imperial.
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Old October 11 2012, 08:51 AM   #1406
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There are hints about at least one nice, big surprise for Star Wars collectors at NYCC, but as of this past evening the only new stuff revealed in the Big Apple were the brand new (and very mixed-reaction-generating) SW-Angry Birds crossover toys. The big surprise is said to be something that, and I paraphrase, is designed "to draw back those people who have left the hobby and stopped buying figures in the past year or two."

We already know that the Vintage Collection is going into hibernation for a couple of years and taking a rest starting with the new year and that the Legacy / Droid Factory line from 2008-10 is returning in all-new packaging, but who knows what the surprise will be. There was a strong hint dropped on one of the collecting sites that 2013 will see the debut of a brand new and super-articulated version of Admiral Motti from A New Hope, which would be very welcome since the last Motti was released during 2006-07 in an exclusive Death Star Briefing Room multipack with six other figures, and that Motti was just a very slight repaint and repack of the first Admiral Motti figure from the POTF2 CommTech line in 2000. It's been almost thirteen years since we've seen a new Motti sculpt.
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Old October 12 2012, 09:52 AM   #1407
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Oh man...finally...Talia!!!!

http://toynewsi.com/ig.php?mode=view...00&start=0&sl=
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Old October 12 2012, 10:02 AM   #1408
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New York Comic Con reveals some cool new stuff that's not from Hasbro.

Not bad. Could have been better, but not bad. It is very strange for Hasbro to have such a limited and almost invisible presence at a major Comic Con, but I guess they're holding out until the new year and the New York Toy Fair.

Spoiler Alert:
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Iron Man and Ponies are ahead if you click on "more floor photos"!
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Old October 12 2012, 09:48 PM   #1409
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The very first carded photos of WAVE 4 of the Movie Heroes line: light-up saber Anakin, Sandtrooper, Boba Fett and blast-apart Battle Droid!

Now the real question is...will American stores ever see any of these? Waves 2 and 3 barely hit at all and most retailers are still choked with unsold, unwanted Wave 1 pegwarmers. Part of me thinks most people will have to resort to scoring these online.
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Old October 13 2012, 05:58 PM   #1410
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My recent haul of Toys 'R' Us Star Wars exclusives...



The Ewoks are my favorite of the three, a sentiment shared by most other collectors I speak with.
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