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Old May 29 2013, 02:24 AM   #3091
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Re: The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

I want that brand new Star Trek Visual Dictionary! I need to go pick up a copy if they've started showing up at the local booksellers.
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Old May 29 2013, 02:37 AM   #3092
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It's got a lot of nice pictures and stuff. I would have liked one that was pure TOS or TNG though. Or.. more like.. I would like one of each of those.
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Old May 29 2013, 02:46 AM   #3093
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The numerous and different Star Wars Visual Dictionaries published by the same company are always a lot of informative fun. If the Trek version is similar then I can't wait to take a look at it.
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Old May 29 2013, 03:05 AM   #3094
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cooleddie74 wrote: View Post
See, this is how you do straight repacks of older figures. Make them a store exclusive so they don't pile up in every conceivable retail outlet from Maine to California and use some of the best molds you have in your vault. While Mattel is a toy company that I've never been too impressed with when it comes to action figures their Dark Knight Trilogy three-pack set was a better idea for a straight repack of older product than some I've seen come out of other companies for other film franchises in the recent past.

Plus, Batman's always hot with somebody somewhere even if they're six years old.
It's not quite straight repack, though. The TDK version has a new head, and a cloth cape. The TDKR version has a new head and accessory.

As much as I may complain about certain things Mattel does, DC Universe is still one of my favorite lines ever. There has never been, and probably never will be again a more comprehensive line of DC figures. Not to mention the excellent sculpts, and the high level of articulation. They really did hit a home run with this one. It's earned its place in the pantheon of great toy lines in history.
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Old May 29 2013, 04:27 AM   #3095
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You're right, I had forgotten that two of the figures in that set contained some new parts. Still, there are so many recycled components and materials in that three-pack that the whole set seemed like a bit of a win-win for Mattel. Even if they didn't have runaway blockbuster sales they'd probably recoup their investment in the set and maybe a little bit more than that.
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Old May 29 2013, 12:02 PM   #3096
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There should be a Carl Spock figurine!
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Old May 29 2013, 12:04 PM   #3097
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Damn straight, bro.
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Old May 30 2013, 01:41 AM   #3098
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^ The Star Trek Visual Dictionary (to temporary go off topic) is pretty awesome and well worth picking up, especially if you're a fan of their Star Wars DK books. It should be noted that this is one of their "Visual Dictonaries" which is different from their Visual Guides and not as in depth, but it covers the entire series and films from the "Prime Universe" and does a really great job of doing it. I am hoping the sales for this merit doing a JJ Trek one, or Visual Guides. I've been waiting for one of these forever, and still can't quite believe we finally got one.
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Old May 30 2013, 02:13 AM   #3099
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The Guides and Dictionaries published by DK are amazing. I imagine if they did an extra-thick, even more detailed Trek Guide or Dictionary along the lines of the most recent hardback Star Wars Dictionary it would be one of the most informative and detailed Trek books ever published. The Trek universe is even bigger and more detailed than the Lucas galaxy so they could create a huge volume if they set their minds to it and wanted to publish one.
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Old May 30 2013, 02:46 AM   #3100
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Is there a high quality Adam West Batman figure out there?
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Old May 30 2013, 02:51 AM   #3101
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Just posted online:

An ad from the newest issue of Previews World Magazine showing the upcoming 3.75" line of Black Series action figures from Hasbro. These are now up for order.



"Available only in the United States, Canada and U.S. Territories"? I hope this doesn't mean that the overseas market is getting stiffed on the all-new figure line, because that'd be an even bigger middle finger than the 2013 Clone Wars and Movie Heroes stuff not being sold at American retail. There are probably a lot of international collectors who are looking forward to seeing these in their stores.

And I hope this $14.99 pricepoint is just for ordering, not the suggested brick-and-mortar retail price once these figures hit towards the end of summer. I'm guessing retail will be closer to $9.99, but with Hasbro you just never know.
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Old May 30 2013, 03:04 AM   #3102
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Is there a high quality Adam West Batman figure out there?
There will be soon

Mattel is putting out a whole line based on the Adam West show that should hit some time in August. So far Batman, Joker, Riddler, Penguin, Catwoman, Surf Contest Batman, and Surf Contest Joker have been announced as the regular figure releases. There will also be a Batman and Robin two-pack with a climbing wall section. Also they're making a Batmobile.
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Old May 30 2013, 04:27 AM   #3103
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^There's already a Barbie as Batgirl and Ken as Batman based on the series.
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Old May 30 2013, 07:00 PM   #3104
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My Darci doll arrived today! Yes, I took her out of the box. The box was damaged, but still in okay condition for something 35 years old!



"Wowza!" Clint is impressed. Tasha is not.



I had several of these outfits...I may go looking for them next time I have extra cash.



I put her with Katniss Barbie and Superstar Barbie.

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Old May 30 2013, 07:10 PM   #3105
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Nice. I'm happy for you that you were able to get her.
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