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Old June 16 2013, 09:16 PM   #3196
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Re: The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

I like Michael Shannon, but Terence Stamp will always be the One True Zod for me.

The kids made a Father's Day card for Hawkeye. He's so proud.

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Old June 17 2013, 12:38 AM   #3197
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Terence Stamp will always be the One True Zod for me.
This.

I dig the Father's Day card he's giving him.
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Old June 18 2013, 07:49 AM   #3198
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No luck finding the Suited Zod at the LCS...perhaps another trip to our new Target is required this weekend.

@KM...'Tasha wants to know where her card is
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Old June 18 2013, 09:13 PM   #3199
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The first Star Wars Black Series figures (both 3.75" and 6") have just surfaced on eBay. This means widespread retail release isn't too far off, so if you're interested in any of these characters in one or both scales you might want to start keeping a close eye on your local stores.
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Old June 19 2013, 09:43 PM   #3200
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picked up Springer today. can't remember the last time i bought a new Transformer. great figure!





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Old June 20 2013, 12:30 AM   #3201
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They did a fine job with Springer, and I'm looking forward to Sandstorm (who is a retooled mold). I've heard mixed things about Blitzwing, because there's a design flaw that prevents his shoulder tabs from connecting tightly. It's not too difficult to fix if one has time to do it, but I'm not sure I'm that skilled.
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Old June 20 2013, 04:50 AM   #3202
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They did a fine job with Springer, and I'm looking forward to Sandstorm (who is a retooled mold). I've heard mixed things about Blitzwing, because there's a design flaw that prevents his shoulder tabs from connecting tightly. It's not too difficult to fix if one has time to do it, but I'm not sure I'm that skilled.
yeah, i'm not very skilled at doing any kind of mods with my toys. don't think i'll get Blitzwing. i will end up getting Sandstorm though. and probably the new stealth bomber Megatron when it comes out.
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Old June 20 2013, 10:29 PM   #3203
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I'm looking forward to that too. I've always preferred Megatron's classic pistol form as my favorite, because it has the advantage of being highly distinctive (and a nod to The Man From U.N.C.L.E., whose prop served as the basis), but I like what IDW did in terms of giving him the stealth body. I actually kind of wish he'd kept it a bit longer.

Springer's mold is quite nice, and I haven't noted any of the joint problems Blitzwing seems to have. Mine has good solid joints and I like that they incorporated some IDW elements while also keeping the G1 aesthetic going strong. I've seen other decent Springers show up over the years, but IMO the hardest detail to get right is the shape of the hood. In some other figures it often looks too large or flat, and I think the sculpt here works best.
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Old June 20 2013, 11:47 PM   #3204
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New Club Infinite Earths figure for June is the Red Hood. He's not the costume that most people wanted, but this is still a really great looking figure:
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Old June 21 2013, 12:53 AM   #3205
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I have a question that's not specifically figure related, but perhaps someone could give me advice on. Recently at the local TrU I got a Diamond Select classic phaser, and I really like the design. But the batteries don't seem to work, and I can't figure out the source of the problem. There's no indication the original batteries were damaged or leaked, and using alternate batteries doesn't work either. Any advice would be helpful.
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Old June 21 2013, 12:57 AM   #3206
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Silly question, but is there a tab in the battery compartment to pull out?

If not, sounds like you got a lemon. Go exchange it for another.
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Old June 21 2013, 01:28 AM   #3207
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There is a placeholder tab which I removed, but the batteries still seem ineffective. It was the only one they had in stock, so I'm not sure how I could exchange it.
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Old June 21 2013, 02:53 AM   #3208
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I completely forgot about Jason! I want that!
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Old June 21 2013, 03:37 AM   #3209
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Too late. The ones set aside for day of sale are gone. Best hit up ebay, now.

I'm so glad that I subscribed. It's really worth it. You get a few dollars off each figure, and have the guarantee of getting them all without having to worry about missing them in the mad rush of the monthly sale. For next year, they're offering quarterly shipping instead of monthly which will bring down the coast a bit, as well. Sure, the down side is that you're locked in, and may wind up with a character you don't care about, but it's worth the risk. Besides, I love DC comics enough that if I don't know about a character that appears in the sub, I will go find out.
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Old June 21 2013, 05:32 AM   #3210
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It's never too late at Big Bad Toy Store (unless you're Star Trek Hot Wheels). They have him for $34 bucks which is normally more expensive than I would pay, but I really want him so I'm gonna order him
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