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Old February 12 2013, 02:38 PM   #2251
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Re: The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

Those manila mailing pouches are the bane of every carded collector. I've had a few shipped like that before I learned to demand boxes and they usually arrived with mashed bubbles. The figures themselves were never broken, but they're far less attractive in a display when it looks like a brontosaurus tread on the thing.

Older SW figures (pre-Vintage Collection) with larger, thicker bubbles can survive being sent in a mailing pouch, but even those can arrive with dents and creases. But Vintage? I love that line more than any other in the modern collecting era, but its bubbles are way too fragile. They'll dent if you so much as breathe on them the wrong way.
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Old February 13 2013, 10:30 AM   #2252
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Here's my Vintage Collection Jocasta Nu in her exclusive Brian's Toys packaging complete with the Count Dooku bust and plinth that hide a Jedi Holocron.

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Old February 14 2013, 02:07 AM   #2253
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That's some nice looking packaging that I would happily tear to shreds.

I hit some more DC Unlimited paydirt today, and found the New52 versions of Superman and the Flash:
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Old February 14 2013, 02:14 AM   #2254
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If I could afford the price of ordering a second Jocasta I'd happy tear open this package and free both her and the Dooku bust from their factory confines. Sadly, Brian's Toys asks way too much for each one of her to justify multiple purchases, at least until remaining stock gets marked down at some future date.

She was $25 before shipping and handling charges. She's literally the most expensive carded action figure in the history of the Kenner/Hasbro license once you factor in all the charges. She's a gorgeous figure with a tremendous accessory, but until she gets cheaper this is the only one I'm getting.

So no opening!


Very nice Superman and Flash. I've never seen those particular figures before. I'm not up to speed (yes, that's a Flash pun) on the New52 line.
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Old February 14 2013, 02:28 AM   #2255
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DC Unlimited is essentially the retail replacement line for DC Universe Classics. This one will be focusing more on the iconic characters, and mostly in their current New 52 looks. The first wave has Superman, the Flash, and Hawkman. Then the second will have Wonder Woman and a Batman based on the upcoming Injustice video game. Aquaman and Darkseid have been shown for the third wave, along with Injustice versions of Superman and the Joker. There's also a companion line called Batman Unlimited, which will be all about Batman. The Penguin that I posted earlier is from that line. However, since this line is focused on one hero, we're free to get many different an interesting versions. The first wave did have his New 52 look, but the second will include a Frank Miller Dark Knight Returns version, and the Zur-En-Arr version from Batman R.I.P. Then wave three will have the Vampire Batman from Red Rain, and the Damian Wayne version of Robin.

Club Infinite Earths on Matty Collector is for the less iconic characters. It's sort of a best of both worlds solution. Collectors still get the obscure characters from DC that they want, while Matty still gets to cater to parents with a retail line of more iconic characters. The retail line is still 100% collector friendly, though, with the same level of quality that DC Universe Classics had. Kids today, geez. I wish I had superhero figures this good when I was a kid!
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Old February 14 2013, 05:14 PM   #2256
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I forgot to post those:



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Old February 14 2013, 05:26 PM   #2257
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That's some nice looking packaging that I would happily tear to shreds.

I hit some more DC Unlimited paydirt today, and found the New52 versions of Superman and the Flash:
The lighting reflections and all make Superman's "belt buckle" look like a heart in this picture!
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Old February 14 2013, 05:33 PM   #2258
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Is that a Funko Green Lantern behind the new Superman figure?
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Old February 14 2013, 08:36 PM   #2259
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OdoWan are those from the Justice League line? That I've been talking about in the thread? I think they are, because the DC Unlimited versions are slightly different. The New 52 Superman looks like the one I finally got a couple weeks ago.
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Old February 14 2013, 10:03 PM   #2260
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Looks like Superman got mad and smashed some potato chips.
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Old February 14 2013, 10:10 PM   #2261
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The lighting reflections and all make Superman's "belt buckle" look like a heart in this picture!
Heh, these are some seriously shiny figures. The picture I posted was about the only one I was able to take where the Flash didn't look like a glowing red blur.

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Is that a Funko Green Lantern behind the new Superman figure?
It is indeed. I was given it as a gift for Christmas, last year.

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OdoWan are those from the Justice League line? That I've been talking about in the thread? I think they are, because the DC Unlimited versions are slightly different. The New 52 Superman looks like the one I finally got a couple weeks ago.
No, the Justice League line is done by DC Collectibles. These are the DC Unlimited figures by Mattel. They have much better articulation than DCC's stuff. I would guess that the figures look similar due to them both being based on the same art style, namely Jim Lee's on Justice League.
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Looks like Superman got mad and smashed some potato chips.
I am not that much of a slob. My desk is old and crappy, and that's just where some of the finish is coming off, exposing the wood underneath.
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Old February 14 2013, 10:12 PM   #2262
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I figured as much. It just looked like Supes had problems getting his bag of Krypton Krysps open.
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Old February 14 2013, 10:34 PM   #2263
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Yeah. I thought they were the Unlimited line....yeah the articulation is way better than the Justice League line. I'm still debating about double dipping and getting the Unlimited Wonder Woman. Her articulation with her Justice League counterpart is not that great and one of my few criticisms.
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Old February 15 2013, 01:06 AM   #2264
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Here's a pretty good video shot at Toy Fair last weekend showing off the Star Wars product displays, including the SW Angry Birds toys that are starting to take off with some kids and collectors.

I like the electronic Anakin that turns into Vader. For a 13" figure with limited articulation it's actually really, really neat. Pop on/off Vader armor and cape....lightsaber that changes color when Anakin changes his allegiance....really good sculpting. This might be a good $25 investment when it hits.



The rebirth of Saga Legends with all-new sculpts and figures might not look too impressive at first (5 joints, classic Kenner style) but the resemblances to the actors and characters is pretty commendable for a $5.99 discount action figure series aimed primarily at kids and parents with budgets. That R4-P17 looks pretty nice.
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Hawkeye and Black Widow exchange Valentines!



They also try to steal my chocolate. Not. Cool.

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