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Old January 15 2014, 05:12 AM   #4156
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Re: The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

picked up Goldfire Bumblebee today. i've never been crazy about the character. and this is the first BB i've owned since i was a kid. i'm pretty happy with this version.



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Old January 15 2014, 10:11 AM   #4157
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It looks like Marvel Legends is returning back to prominence with their Infinite Series line. The "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" line was revealed. It looks just as good as the Spider-Man infinite series IMO. I will be picking up the Steve and 'Tasha figures.

http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?c...2&itemid=16913
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Old January 15 2014, 09:42 PM   #4158
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Just breaking: the very first packaged images of the Saga Legends Darth Maul and Snowtrooper figures, due out in a future unspecified wave of the new line.



Maul reminds me a lot of the very first 1999 "Jedi Duel" Maul figure from the original Episode I line, only this time with superior facial paint apps and sculpting. 5-POA or not, this figure is superior to the one released almost fifteen years ago.



Nice considering the primitive articulation. I can see some people wanting to squad-build this guy. He'll probably be popular at this cheaper price.
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Old January 16 2014, 05:18 AM   #4159
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Re: The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

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It looks like Marvel Legends is returning back to prominence with their Infinite Series line. The "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" line was revealed. It looks just as good as the Spider-Man infinite series IMO. I will be picking up the Steve and 'Tasha figures.

http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?c...2&itemid=16913
I'm getting Tasha for sure. My big Clint is lonely.
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Old January 16 2014, 05:08 PM   #4160
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Old January 16 2014, 05:09 PM   #4161
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This thread just got weird.
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Old January 16 2014, 05:50 PM   #4162
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Old January 16 2014, 10:55 PM   #4163
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Looks like the Black Series (3.75") Wave 3 Revision case assortment planned for Europe (and possibly North America) is still foisting stuff that nobody wants on retailers and buyers. This might just be a case assortment designed specifically for the European market to meet European demands, but this is still the third or fourth case breakdown in a row with Biggs, Anakin and the Biker Scout in the mix.

People don't need nor even seem to want more of these guys. Even the Biker Scout is lingering on the pegs and going unwanted by the buying public, and that's something you rarely if ever heard said about Hasbro's 3.75" Biker Scout figures not all that long ago. No Mara. No Pablo Jill. No Luminara Unduli. No Padmé. No Merumeru the big Wookiee. Not even Mace Windu.

1x Clone Trooper Sergeant
1x Anakin Skywalker
1x Biggs Darklighter
1x Luke Skywalker
1x Darth Vader
1x Biker Scout
1x R2-D2
1x 41st Elite Corps Clone Trooper
1x Stormtrooper
1x Clone Commander Neyo
1x Vizam
1 x Darth Plagueis

Sure, some of these are good choices - but many aren't, and assortments like these aren't helping the hobby nor sales. Let's hope Wave 4 (The Empire Strikes Back) looks a lot better than this one and finally sheds the excess fat and gristle.
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Old January 16 2014, 10:59 PM   #4164
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Old January 17 2014, 01:30 AM   #4165
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Re: The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

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It looks like Marvel Legends is returning back to prominence with their Infinite Series line. The "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" line was revealed. It looks just as good as the Spider-Man infinite series IMO. I will be picking up the Steve and 'Tasha figures.

http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?c...2&itemid=16913
I'm getting Tasha for sure. My big Clint is lonely.
I'm thrilled that she's coming with an alternate Avengers style head, too. Looks like Hasbro realizes they pissed off a lot of people by neglecting her in that line. It's ridiculous how they made every member of the team but her. It's great to know that my movie Avengers will be complete, and I can move the comic Black Widow that I have filling in back to my Marvel Heroes shelf.

Speaking of the Captain America line, I picked up another one of the comic based figures currently on the shelf. Here's the modern Captain America figure. I gotta say, this thing is pretty damn definitive. I don't have a single complaint. It's great to see quality so consistent in a line:
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Old January 17 2014, 01:32 AM   #4166
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That Captain looks incredible. That just might be the best Captain America action figure I've ever seen in any scale.
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Old January 17 2014, 01:41 AM   #4167
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Yeah, for the modern look it's really hard to do much better than that. I still think that Toybiz's Cap from the Face-Off Two-Packs remains pretty definitive for the classic look, though:
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Old January 17 2014, 02:16 AM   #4168
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Re: The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

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picked up Goldfire Bumblebee today. i've never been crazy about the character. and this is the first BB i've owned since i was a kid. i'm pretty happy with this version.



I've been debating whether to pick him up if I see him. I like that this version is actually Goldbug, but I'm undecided about the vehicle mode since it's more of a copy of an existing Bumblebee. Not that G1 Goldbug had that problem...
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Old January 17 2014, 05:13 AM   #4169
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My big Clint is lonely.
I should have said Hawkeye.

Meanwhile, the hobbits have the phone box:



Good and Evil Bilbo have discovered my TARDIS jewelry box.
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Old January 17 2014, 12:58 PM   #4170
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Cute!

In not-quite-as-cute collectible news, here's Sideshow's brand new Darth Vader from their 1:6 scale, limited edition Lords of the Sith line:



He comes with his helmet and dome, but even if he didn't this would be one awesome release.
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