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Old January 18 2013, 03:20 AM   #1951
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Yeah, the Rogue Planet cover would be perfect from which to launch a Mythos Anakin Skywalker. That remains one of my favorite SW novel covers because it gives you a realistic peek into what Anakin looked like during a period of history when the only sources we have are the drawn art in graphic novels, which vary widely depening on the artist and story.
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Old January 19 2013, 06:38 AM   #1952
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I found Thorin and Gandalf today, so I have all the members of the company that are currently available. They still need to make Bifur, Bofur, Bombur, Dori, Nori, Ori, Oin, and Gloin before I will be satisfied, though.
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Old January 19 2013, 09:12 AM   #1953
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I saw the 2013 green-packaged Yoda and Jedi Attack Fighter vehicle set but passed. The fighter isn't very impressive, the Super Battle Droid is a boring repaint of a figure from eight years ago and the Yoda - while completely new - has one of the worst and goofiest paint jobs on his eyes that I've ever seen. It looks like he came out of a Tom & Jerry cartoon or something.

Passed. Would've been a waste of $23.99.
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Old January 19 2013, 07:17 PM   #1954
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Matty Collector's clubs for 2013 have started, and this year I'm in two. Of course, Club Infinite Earths, with their first figure of the year:

The Blue Lantern, Saint Walker:


A favorite character of mine, and a fantastic figure. I think he may be one of if not the most articulated DCUC figures. Unlike most DCUC figures, he has double jointed knees and elbows, along with pin and post wrists instead of just a cut joint. He also has a cut joint on his head tendril.

The other club is Club Black Freighter, which is finally giving us comic based Watchmen figures. This one will be bi-monthly, since there will only be six figures. Up first is Rorschach:


He's an excellent figure version of the comic look. The coat does restrict his articulation a bit, but I never plan to pose him sitting. The grapple gun is ridiculously over-sized, though. There's no possible way he could ever slip that in his coat.
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Old January 19 2013, 10:12 PM   #1955
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Nice!

How much did each cost if you don't mind me asking?
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Old January 19 2013, 10:15 PM   #1956
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Picked up some Star Wars items: Another Naboo Starfighter, Anakin's Pod Racer and a Legacy Collection TIE Interceptor.
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Old January 19 2013, 10:20 PM   #1957
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I know Saint Walker is $30 bucks on Big Bad Toy Store right now. He looks awesome, so does the Rorschach figure.
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Old January 19 2013, 10:36 PM   #1958
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Subscriber pricing for the DC club is $18 a figure. That's pretty par for the course for figures in 6" scale these days. Watchmen is more expensive, at $25 a figure. I guess they're using the iconic and long desired nature of the line to justify the higher price. Doesn't mean I have to like it, but there it is. Both of them were available for sale day of on Matty's site for a bit more, but both sold out quickly. Getting the subscription is always a good idea in these cases. Save a few dollars, you're guaranteed all of the figures, and you don't have to fight other collectors when they go up for sale on MattyCollector.
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Old January 20 2013, 12:26 AM   #1959
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I'm going to try and have some pics ready by tomorrow. FoC Soundwave came in, and I actually rather like the figure despite the back issues. I was at Big Lots today on the way to another errand, and I bought four generic Transformers just for fun. They're so generic they don't have individual names, and the toyline itself has no name printed on the packaging! There may be two additional figures in the line based on the packaging, both of which are ground vehicles (the four I bought are all aircraft) and it's implied they can combine into a goofy looking big robot, but I'm not sure if the other two are required for that.
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Old January 20 2013, 03:22 AM   #1960
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Quick question: I never got any because I wasn't into collecting at the time, but did anyone here ever get their hands on any of the figures and figurines associated with Mystery Science Theater 3000?

Best Brains(the series' production company) greenlit a few collectible toys during the show's run in the '90s including a Tom Servo figure that came with what the advertising materials called "Wacky Rolling Action" features. I was a rabid fan of the show but never took the plunge to buy the collectibles associated with the program (I was a member of the famed MST3K Info Club, though, and got the regular newsletter).

Anyone here ever get this stuff?
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Old January 20 2013, 04:47 AM   #1961
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I have a small Tom Servo that came with one of the DVD sets. That's all I've ever gotten a hold of.
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Old January 20 2013, 05:28 AM   #1962
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Here's a brief and fun review of the brand-new Jocasta Nu action figure that's slowly starting to arrive for those who ordered her....

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Old January 20 2013, 05:14 PM   #1963
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Swivel neck? A sign of things to come regarding [the lack of] articulation?
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Old January 20 2013, 05:54 PM   #1964
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It occasionally happens, though on Vintage Collection figures it's certainly an unwelcome anomaly. That said, we've entered the era of figures with only 5 - 8 points of articulation where they have ball-jointed necks but swivel everything else and no elbows, knees or ankles.
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Old January 20 2013, 05:57 PM   #1965
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Yes, because we expect Jocasta Nu to be performing incredible kung-fu feats.

Not that I'm trivializing the shift towards less articulation. It annoys me just as much.
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