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Old July 18 2013, 02:50 AM   #3316
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Re: The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

If finding more obscure, far lesser-known EU characters like Bastila Shan, Darth Malgus and Shae Vizla was such a colossal retail chore I can only imagine how big a target the new Mara Jade will be once her wave assortment starts to hit. She's probably going to be one of those figures that most collectors won't find unless they show up right after or even during the pegs being freshly restocked.
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Old July 18 2013, 03:18 AM   #3317
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If finding more obscure, far lesser-known EU characters like Bastila Shan, Darth Malgus and Shae Vizla was such a colossal retail chore
*whistle*

Found em at retail. Just rubbing it in some more.
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Old July 18 2013, 03:26 AM   #3318
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Stifle it, Edith.

I can't complain much, really. My friend's local toy and collectibles shop had a lot of the hard-to-find figures even if I had to pay a few dollars extra for each one. But yeah, never saw any of those three I mentioned on actual retail peg walls at any store chain, although I did manage to find the Ponda Baba, Hoth Soldier, Imperial Navy Commander and other highly popular and sought-after figures from their particular waves.

There are still folks all over the place who have never seen a Vintage Collection Ponda Baba in the wild, much less some of the others we've talked about. Heck, check the eBay prices for the VC12 Darth Sidious or the pop-off panels Threepio from the very first wave of the line. Some of these bad boys are still very, very elusive.
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Old July 18 2013, 03:37 AM   #3319
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Sidious? 3PO? Oh, you mean those things that were just warming the pegs at my local Wal-Mart?

I kid, I kid! Though Ponda Baba was never hard to find around here.
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Old July 18 2013, 03:38 AM   #3320
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It's SDCC preview night. Woot!

http://toynewsi.com/news.php?catid=346&itemid=20766

I really want that Nightwing figure.
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Old July 18 2013, 03:40 AM   #3321
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For real? Dang. You're either from a bizarre parallel universe or you're in what some of us call a "Hasbrotopia." Some areas and markets see much better distribution of harder-to-find, elusive figure waves than others, and while I'd never call my area a Hasbrotopia it definitely saw more of the Ponda Baba wave than a lot of other places (although appearances of that assortment were very infrequent).

With enough toy runs and patience you could eventually find at least one of every figure in his wave except - apparently - a little lady named Bastila Shan.
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Old July 18 2013, 03:42 AM   #3322
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Yeah, I posted those on the previous page. Nice to have actual floor pics, though. I am getting Batman and Nightwing for sure. I'm also considering the Suicide Squad 3 pack.

Here's Matty's preview night stuff

Some MOTUC for those interested. No DC figures, but there is a spiffy looking Adam West Batman Utility Belt.

So, apparently this fabled Hasbrotopia is Des Moines, Iowa? Who would have thunk it?
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Old July 18 2013, 03:44 AM   #3323
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Yeah, the collecting sites are just lighting up tonight with the very first floor and product photos out of Comic-Con. Great images are showing up this evening!
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Old July 18 2013, 03:48 AM   #3324
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Holy bankruptcy, Batman!



Hot Toys Batman and Robin!

Do I see Batusi hands? I see F$*@$ing Batusi hands!
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Old July 18 2013, 03:51 AM   #3325
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Sorry OdoWan! That's what I get for not checking the previous page for once lol! I would love to get that Ghost Trap. It looks like we're getting Kowl as well MOTU and the Sky-Sled!


EDIT: Squeeeeeeeeee....Greg Capullo Batman!!! Finally. The Nightwing as well!
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Old July 19 2013, 01:37 AM   #3326
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Hasbro also introduced Wingblade at SDCC. She is the transformer created from the results of a built-a-transformer fanpoll.

I don't think I saw the Kabuki warrior option. I do remember voting for the female close combat specialist.

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Old July 19 2013, 03:16 AM   #3327
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Got my latest from Club Infinite Earth today, Captain Marvel Jr. Damn this one is a disappointment. There's some serious QC issues. The cape wound up fusing to his shoulder, so when I moved it, I was left with this:


Add to the the too tiny head, with a visible paint rub and what looks to be a dab of glue that got stuck to the collar. His right elbow is also just hanging loose. They really screwed the pooch with this one.
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Old July 19 2013, 04:46 AM   #3328
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OdoWanKenobi wrote: View Post
Got my latest from Club Infinite Earth today, Captain Marvel Jr. Damn this one is a disappointment. There's some serious QC issues. The cape wound up fusing to his shoulder, so when I moved it, I was left with this:


Add to the the too tiny head, with a visible paint rub and what looks to be a dab of glue that got stuck to the collar. His right elbow is also just hanging loose. They really screwed the pooch with this one.
man, that really sucks. i know a buddy of mine just got his figure and it has noticeable paint blotches on the face. its like Freedy has several moles.
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Old July 19 2013, 05:04 AM   #3329
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Can you get a return and an exchange for one with a cleaner, better paint job? Speaking for myself I know I wouldn't want to pay premium online prices for this kind of thing and be stuck with a damaged, inferior copy of a figure without some means of customer recourse.
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Old July 19 2013, 06:13 AM   #3330
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That sucks...although it does look like Freddie has battle damage
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