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Old August 7 2013, 03:53 PM   #3451
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Nice collection, but that last pic made me think they're going to break out in song! "We're men! We're men in tiiiiiiiights!"
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Old August 7 2013, 07:31 PM   #3452
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I might have a lead on some of the new 3.75" Black Series (Wave 1) figures so I'll be checking in a little while. If I can get some of them I'll let you guys know what I think of them and which characters I managed to pick up.
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Old August 8 2013, 02:33 AM   #3453
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I picked up some of the Walking Dead figurines.

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Old August 8 2013, 03:06 AM   #3454
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So, I take it you're a fan of Green Arrow?

You're missing the DCUC Wave 20 Brightest Day version, by the way.
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Old August 8 2013, 03:10 AM   #3455
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Didn't find any new Black Series in either size/scale, but I did score the four new Mission Series 2-pack sets. For the level of articulation and the price per figure (you get two figures for $9.99, making each character roughly the same price as your average Saga-line figure from 2002-2004 and the Original Trilogy Collection basic carded figures that immediately followed) they're a good deal, plus the Clone Troopers and Battle Droids included make for good army builder/background/diorama fodder. They're not exquisitely detailed but they have a remarkable amount of detail and apps for a figure that's made of decidedly inferior plastic and aimed much more at kids and budget-conscious parents than adult collectors.

The Vader/Seeker Droid is my least favorite of the four sets, but even it has its charms and was worth picking up.
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Old August 9 2013, 02:03 AM   #3456
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^ I got the Coruscant pack today. I'm actually more interested in the Mission Series than I am in the Black Series. This is due to price point and actually having characters I'm interested in, though I'm not thrilled with wave 2's selections. I also got two Episode 1 peasant outfit Padmes from my local comic store.
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Old August 9 2013, 05:43 AM   #3457
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I do like the fact that you get two figures for $9.99 and that four of the eight figures in the first wave are color-coded Clones and Battle Droids, so these sets make for excellent army building and diorama fodder considering you can get multiple 212th and 501st troopers and two different droid flavors for just five bucks each, the price of a regular basic figure about ten years ago.

There will be other Mission Series sets later, including a Han and Chewbacca 2-pack based on the original film and the first Death Star, and I imagine once they enter deeper OT territory their appeal will only expand with some people. They have reduced articulation and the plastic's decidedly inferior compared to the more expensive premium/collector figures, but in this day and age $5 isn't a bad deal at all for a Star Wars figure that looks pretty much just like the film character. The critics can say what they want, but these look a whole lot better than the figures we were getting in the late nineties and the very beginning of the 2000's.
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Old August 9 2013, 06:29 AM   #3458
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The next wave will have Han and Chewie as you've stated, C-3P0 and R2 (Tantive IV) and Obi-Wan/reborn Darth Maul (Clone Wars). This may sound blasphemous but I'm more interested in PT than OT figures. What you say about the late nineties/early 2000's seems to be true as my local comic store has lots of Phantom Menace, Power of the Force and a few AOTC figures which to me look pretty crappy. On a side note, when I started collecting I promised my self that I wouldn't get into Star Wars but I guess I broke that promise this week.
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Old August 9 2013, 07:13 AM   #3459
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I've seen a couple of pictures of the Mission Series C-3PO. He's really nice and if the Comic-Con and Celebration Europe display copies of the figure are any indication then they did a better job with Threepio's eyes than they've done on most previous figures of the character dating all the way back to the classic Kenner era.

Plus, Threepio's one of those characters that doesn't really need 14 joints since protocol droids tend to have a somewhat stiff design and way of carrying themselves. It's not as if Threepio could weightlift or do squat thrusts anyways.
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Old August 9 2013, 11:57 PM   #3460
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Brand new images of the six exclusive carded figures in the cancelled Droid Factory / Legacy Collection packaging that was supposed to be the design seen on store shelves and pegs this year before plans for the two other 3-D prequel releases were squelched (and Hasbro had to consequently retool its figure lines and packaging designs for most of 2013). These will be an online-exclusive set on Amazon.






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Old August 12 2013, 03:16 AM   #3461
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Clint and Tasha join Thor on the Enterprise- Loki is loose!





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Old August 12 2013, 03:46 AM   #3462
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Glorious.

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Old August 14 2013, 03:52 AM   #3463
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I'm a Battlestar Galactica collector now. Just ordered a 1/2500 Resin Galactica. Can't wait to get it in and start working on it.
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Old August 14 2013, 04:23 AM   #3464
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I picked up another couple of Walking Dead figurines.
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Old August 14 2013, 05:22 AM   #3465
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Went to Target again today and this time they had the Black Series 6-inch figures, all four of the first wave. I can only really afford to get one at the moment, so I chose Luke.
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