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Old March 4 2013, 07:48 PM   #2416
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Re: The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

Yeah I thought Todd McFarlane did a good job on those Super Stage Figures in the late '90s early 2000s. The Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, KISS Creatures, and KISS Alive figures are still some of my favorites.
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Old March 4 2013, 09:09 PM   #2417
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Re: The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

There've also been a few Beatles collectible figures on the market that are pretty stunning. I wouldn't mind owning some of those if I could ever find any for a pretty reasonable price. I once saw a very eerie and accurate Marilyn Manson figure that looked like the real guy had been shrunk down to a height of just 12", but since I wasn't a fan of his music I passed.
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Old March 4 2013, 11:41 PM   #2418
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Are you thinking of the Yellow Submarine figures? I bought a set of those for a relative one Christmas.
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Old March 4 2013, 11:50 PM   #2419
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Re: The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

The Yellow Submarine figures are some of them, yeah. Specialty and toy shops around here haven't sold them for a long time now.
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Old March 4 2013, 11:53 PM   #2420
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I have some custom Beatles heads sitting around that I had planned to use for a 1/6 scale custom project that never got off the ground. I'm sure I'll complete it one of these days.
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Old March 5 2013, 02:41 AM   #2421
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Hasbro's Jurassic Park toys revealed

And they are a bunch of years old reused sculpts, albeit unreleased ones. The humans are unreleased G.I. Joes.
HAAAAAAASSSSSBBBRRRRROOOOO!! *shakes fist*
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Old March 5 2013, 02:51 AM   #2422
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[Lumbergh] Greaaaaaaaaat.... [/Lumbergh]
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Old March 5 2013, 12:40 PM   #2423
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I expected nothing less from Hasbro. They didn't even bother to create a new body for the Lady Jaye action figure for the upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation movie--they merely reused and repainted the body for the Scarlett figure from a previous line and added a new head to it. But I think they've been doing with most of their non-Star Wars female figures for awhile now (reusing and repainting the same bodies).
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Old March 5 2013, 04:12 PM   #2424
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I'll give them credit for using mostly new bodies and molds in their Star Wars Vintage Collection to ensure that the line retained a premium look and feel (sure, the Clone Troopers were recycles with new paint apps and details but that only makes sense from both a practical and in-universe standpoint), but when it comes to their other SW figure lines they love, love, love, love to squeeze every possible penny out of a mold even if it means reviving a figure from ten or twelve years ago, adding a helmet or new accessory and hoping people think it looks new.

The upcoming Black Series and Saga Legends lines contain mostly brand-new sculpts and the reused bodies seem to be limited to Imperial and Clone soldiers, but in a down economy and with increasing Chinese labor costs it won't take them long to go back to recycling old parts to cut more corners.
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Old March 6 2013, 03:07 AM   #2425
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So it occurs to me that Matty finally gives a Damian Wayne Robin action figure at NYTF just in time for DC to kill him off in the comics. Of course I still want to buy him, but any kid that might pick up the figure and want to read more about the character will be out of luck.
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Gentle Giant's Premier Guild members will have a shot at three unique Star Wars pieces as well as a great-looking Iron Man War Machine.

That Holographic Darth Vader looks outstanding and gorgeous and I also dig the 12" Jumbo version of the unpainted Rocket Firing Boba Fett prototype. Gentle Giant really knows how to tug at the heartstrings of those among us who collected and loved the 1978-85 Kenner action figures when we were kids.
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Old March 6 2013, 04:21 AM   #2427
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I kinda feel like the market is getting saturated with nostalgia pieces. It's getting to the point where it's starting to hold collecting back. Now companies think "oh, we don't have to put any kind of effort in to product. We can just rerelease old toys, or slap some clothes and a crummy head sculpt on an almost forty year old Mego body and people will buy it because they're nostalgic, even if its for a license that didn't exist back then."
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Take this, brother....may it serve you well.

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Old March 6 2013, 05:19 AM   #2429
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I haven't bought a figure in years, but yes, I own a pre-school toy of Catwoman.

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Old March 6 2013, 06:00 AM   #2430
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Uh oh, more Hasbro bashing. Here, have some Hot Toys Terminator 2 to calm you down:
Those are awesome...but the Sarah Conner looks like Nichole Kidman to me
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