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Old November 28 2012, 04:22 PM   #1561
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Re: The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

Grabbed an extra 1998 POTF2 Ree-Yees this morning right after my friend's toy shop opened.

For those not in the know, Ree-Yees was one of the hardest Star Wars action figures to find in the earliest years of the modern era (1995-present). He came in a wave of just two new figures, the other being the almost equally hard to find Death Star Trooper...but while the Death Star Trooper later saw rerelease in a Target-exclusive figure and accessory set around 2003 and was later resculpted and vastly improved in several different incarnations up to and including the present day the Ree-Yees has never been rereleased except as a repainted exclusive in a Disneyworld Star Tours multipack of figures related to the theme park ride.

For a figure sculpt that's almost fifteen years old he holds up really well. They could rerelease him today with wrist, elbow and knee joints and he'd be a good seller.
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Old November 28 2012, 04:48 PM   #1562
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Not sure if anyone has seen this, I absolutely love it.

This is Sideshows Ben Kenobi Mythos statue, which posits an image of Ben Kenobi between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. What’s really rad about this particular statue is that the two swappable heads are two different actors. There’s an older Ewan McGregor head and a younger Alec Guinness head.

Here is the link: http://www.sideshowtoy.com/?page_id=...arnmore_200108
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Old November 28 2012, 04:56 PM   #1563
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Yep! It's gorgeous, too...I wish I could afford to get it right now because it's the only SW collectible ever made to show the morphing transition from McGregor to Guinness during his 20 years of exile on Tatooine.

It ranks as one of my all-time favorite statues from the franchise. The resemblances to Ewan and Sir Alec are mind-bendingly accurate all things considered. Perfect tributes to both actors, especially the late Sir Alec.
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Old November 29 2012, 01:27 AM   #1564
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Finally got my shipping notice for my Hot Toys Hawkeye. I'll have him on Friday. Oh, and the 14 day notice for charging on Captain America, so he'll be coming down the pipe very soon, too.
Yeah I just got my Notice about Captain America as well. Now I'm pondering going back and getting the First Avenger version as well. Might as well have a complete set....MAN THIS IS SICK!
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Old November 29 2012, 02:18 AM   #1565
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Hey kiddies!

Got a Five Below discount store near you? Collect Star Wars figures?

Check it out, you scruffy nerf herders!

My area doesn't have a Five Below, but good luck if you do and want to score some plastic piggy goodness!
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Old November 29 2012, 04:59 AM   #1566
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Closest one to me is apparently 200 miles away. So, nope.
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Old November 29 2012, 08:20 AM   #1567
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My closest Five Below is 86 miles away in the city of Lynchburg. I'd love to grab me an armful of $5.00 Gamorrean Guards, but it's not cost effective to drive almost two hundred miles there and back and then pretend like I just saved a buttload of money on the figures.

Maybe TJ Maxx, Marshalls and Ross stores will get this wave assortment at some point in the near future. We have all three of those chains here and within easy driving distance.
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Old November 29 2012, 12:22 PM   #1568
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Look how small the brand new 2013 Jango Fett Slave 1 is.



It appears Hasbro's recent cost-saving measures are starting to make 3.75" scale ships and vehicles smaller and less accurate. This is the smallest 3.75" scale Slave 1 to date.

The sticker "sheet" with just three tiny stickers on it gave me a good chuckle.
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Old November 29 2012, 10:36 PM   #1569
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Yeesh, that is tiny! The paint apps are very flat and basic looking as well. I still have the Slave 1 from way back in the Episode II movie line. I think that one still holds up pretty well. It's certainly a better version than that one.
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Old November 29 2012, 11:49 PM   #1570
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I'd have just repainted and repacked the 2002 Slave 1 in a brand new green Yoda box. It might not be perfectly to scale, but it's a lot closer than this one is and has a better deco treatment and paint job than, as you put it so well, the flat look of the new and smaller 2013 ship.
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Old November 30 2012, 06:33 AM   #1571
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Is that the full sized redo or the mini one? I was under the impression there were two versions of Slave 1 coming between now and next Toy Fair.
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Old November 30 2012, 11:52 PM   #1572
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If there's a full sized Slave 1 planned for 2013 I must confess it's news to me. The only words and pics I and others have seen of a new or newish Jango Fett ship to coincide with Episode II 3-D is the one seen above. I guess it's possible Hasbro leaked something and I didn't see or hear it (it happens from time to time) but as of the last big fair or Celebration VI this was the only Slave 1 that was announced and shown.

I wish they'd rerelease the bigger, more accurate 2002 ship and just repaint and tweak it a little like they did with the Podracers and other vehicles for Episode I 3-D. Stick it in a new green Yoda box. Most of us won't care.
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Old December 1 2012, 12:12 AM   #1573
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Hot Toys Hawkeye is here! KM, try not to faint.








All of his arrowheads:


Black Widow: "Have you been hitting the Pym Particles again, Clint?"
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Old December 1 2012, 12:21 AM   #1574
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I love how Darth Vader and Rainbow Dash are lurking in the background of the second and fourth pictures.

Heh.
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Old December 1 2012, 12:25 AM   #1575
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Heh. That's because I set Hawkeye on top of my desk to take the pictures, and my desk just happens to be covered in action figures.

At least you can have absolutely no doubt that these are in fact my pictures, and not stolen from someone else.
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