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Old August 18 2013, 01:54 PM   #3481
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Re: The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

I know a dude who once got attacked by some crabs.

No, wait....different thread.
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Old August 18 2013, 02:02 PM   #3482
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Got the new 6inch scale Black Series R2-D2. Some fans have taken issue with his proportions but I think he's great. Some less then stellar paint work bothered me for about two seconds until I realised it's R2-D2 and all the adventures he's been on.

I can't imagine I'll pick any more up from this range (until C-3PO comes out) but I've been pleasantly surprised thus far.
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Old August 18 2013, 09:25 PM   #3483
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I know a dude who once got attacked by some crabs.

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Old August 19 2013, 12:43 AM   #3484
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HEADS UP FOR STAR WARS COLLECTORS HERE:

Reports are coming in at the SW collecting sites that some 3.75” Black Series figures in the first wave have a serious packaging defect. The blister bubbles are peeling and even falling off their cardbacks, both in the stores and after some people buy and get them home. If you're strictly a loose collector and opener this won't matter as much, but more than a few mint-carded folks are pretty disappointed and upset after blowing cash on the new figures.

Mine don't seem to be experiencing this bubble glue issue, but I'll keep an eye on them in case it starts with my carded copies. Looks like Hasbro's factory in China is having some problems with sealing the packaging and the quality of this particular blister glue.
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Old August 19 2013, 01:36 AM   #3485
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Hmmm, I wonder if Mezco uses some of the same factories. Every one of the Heisenberg figures on the shelf at my TRU was suffering from the same problem where the bubble was coming separated from the card. Not an issue to me as an opener, but I totally get why it would make some angry.
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Old August 19 2013, 01:41 AM   #3486
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According to Jedi Temple Archives some stores are using their own tape to reattach some bubbles and put the figures back on the pegs. I've had to partially reattach a blister bubble in the past and do a little bit of fix-it work with some packages with minor but noticeable damage, but never had to reattach an entire bubble that's fallen right off the cardback because of factory glue problems.
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Old August 19 2013, 07:32 PM   #3487
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received my second Robot Damashii today. Gundam Aegis.





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Old August 20 2013, 06:01 AM   #3488
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This was two hours ago but the subscription update meter progress with at the following:

MOTUC: 91 percent
Club Infinite Earths 58 percent
Ecto 1 37 percent.
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Old August 20 2013, 07:20 PM   #3489
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Final counts:
MOTUC: 115%
Club Infinite Earths: 63%
Ecto-1: 38%

So that's it, then.
DC Universe Classics, my favorite toy line of all time, finally comes to an end. We can play the blame game, but there's really no point. At the very least, we've been assured that the figures we've seen: 90s Aquaman, Ice, Conner Kent, and Damian Wayne will get to our doors one way or another, possibly through a quarterly release on Matty Collector. The sub is done, though, and Damian will most likely be the very last figure in the line. It's sad. This was easily the largest and most comprehensive DC line we've ever had or were ever likely to have. There were still so many left to do, though.

I'm really not surprised that the Ecto-1 failed. Mattel was absolutely kidding itself if it thought people were going to drop $215 on a 6" scale vehicle. Not only was the price outrageous, but they were asking people to pre-order completely sight unseen. They had no prototype to show off.
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Old August 20 2013, 07:30 PM   #3490
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Not sure this if this counts, but this is what I collect. Toy or decorative camels!




This one is my favorite. Bruno Himolumpus. I went to a WoW guildmeet and one of my guildies surprised me with this beauty, handpainted by himself to resemble my character's camel mount; Bruno. My char is a nerdy bookworm and there is a tiny book on the packstack with my char's name on it! I almost cried a little.
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Old August 20 2013, 08:28 PM   #3491
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Those camels are cool
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Old August 20 2013, 09:06 PM   #3492
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Action camels!!
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Old August 20 2013, 09:08 PM   #3493
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Those are neat. Cool camels!
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Old August 20 2013, 09:41 PM   #3494
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Yeah the Ecto 1 was just ridiculously priced. As someone said on a fan page, drop a hundred bucks and more people might be interested. Sad indeed, that's good that we will most likely still be getting the figures revealed. I'm not surprised that the MOTU sub exceeded the limit.
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Old August 20 2013, 09:47 PM   #3495
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From Matty:
Every super hero knows you can’t win ‘em all and we’re sorry to say we did not reach our goal for the DCU 2014 Club Infinite Earths subscription. We also did not reach our goal for the Ecto-1 pre-order. We’d like to say a HUGE thank you to all the fans for waging such a good, strong fight. It will take us a while to figure out where we can go from here. It may be possible to release a few DCU figures quarterly, or to release 12 figures at higher non-subscription prices. Or, we may have to say a final goodbye to this line at the end of this year. Without the sub, we just don’t know what’s possible at this point. Over the next few months we’ll be meeting internally and with all of our partners at Warner Bros., DC Comics, and Sony, and we’ll let you know as soon as we can what our options are.
So not all hope is lost. We could still see figures. If nothing else, I at least want Ice. To have Fire without Ice would just be the ultimate tragedy of the line.
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