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Old August 28 2013, 06:28 AM   #3526
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Re: The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

I just saw pics of Hot Toys General Zod...oh Rao...they did an incredible job with him. I wish I could afford these
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Old August 29 2013, 12:25 AM   #3527
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There's a link posted today over at Jedi Temple Archives about the possibility of Toys ”R” Us being the exclusive retailer of many Hasbro Star Wars items starting around the time of Episode VII. It's supposedly some internal TRU memo that got leaked or acquired and then posted online.
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Old August 29 2013, 02:44 AM   #3528
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cooleddie74 wrote: View Post
There's a link posted today over at Jedi Temple Archives about the possibility of Toys ”R” Us being the exclusive retailer of many Hasbro Star Wars items starting around the time of Episode VII. It's supposedly some internal TRU memo that got leaked or acquired and then posted online.
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Old August 29 2013, 04:22 AM   #3529
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Admiral_Young wrote: View Post
I just saw pics of Hot Toys General Zod...oh Rao...they did an incredible job with him. I wish I could afford these
I know!
I'm kinda glad that I wasn't more enamored with Man of Steel as a movie, or I would be tempted to buy it. That is twelve inches of plastic perfection!
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Old August 29 2013, 06:14 AM   #3530
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I know it's a long shot...but if they do an Amy Adams Lois Lane Hot Toys figure, then I might seriously considering getting her. I am expecting a Faora.
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Old August 29 2013, 06:19 AM   #3531
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I'm not. This is the third figure Hot Toys has announced for Man of Steel, and that's about the extent of what they'll do for any line that isn't Iron Man (seriously, they milk the crap out of Iron Man.) They're notorious for not finishing lines. Their Watchmen line had Silk Spectre and the Comedian. Not even Rorschach. They announce the Star Wars license and then make one figure. Granted, a spectacular figure, but what happened to the rest?
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Old August 31 2013, 12:25 AM   #3532
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Sorry if this isn't the right thread to ask in, but I don't know where else it would go.

I was browsing Amazon recently, and they had TOS style pistol phasers by Diamond Select for under $50. I know they're not museum replicas, but are they any good? I used to have an old hand phaser that I'd bought from Majel herself, and an old flip-top communicator, but I've since lost both. Money is the prime concern here, as I don't really have a disposable income anymore to spend on stuff like this.
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Old August 31 2013, 01:47 AM   #3533
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They are things of pure joy!

Uh, that doesn't sound right!

Serously, they are nicely crafted prop/toys and are a reasonable alternative to the Master Replicas brand "functional display pieces" that cost several hundred dollars. Though I don't have the documents to prove it, the Art Asylum/Diamond Direct phasers were supposedly used on camera for the "Enterprise" two-part episode "Through a Glass Darkly". That should demonstrate how authentic they are.

the type 1 "pocket" phaser is fully selfcontained with its own button cell power source to illuminate the emitter and play the audio chip. One can change the force setting which increases the rate of LED strobing and the pitch of the iconic cicada like "shriek". The "site" can even protrude. The pocket unit clips into the pistol grip and runs an LED housed in the larger emitter. The knob at the back triggers the "overload" sequence witnessed in "Conscious of the King".

If one had to be anal about something, anything, they might whine about certain parts merely being painted "silver" rather than having actual metallic parts and trim. But that's a quibble at most.

Get it! trust me, you'll be glad you did! This is the kind of toy I wish had existed in the early 1970s when I was still a preteen running about the apartment complex with my buddy Kyle as we pretended to be Kirk and Spock. Instead, we had the "kid sized" Exploration Set model kit or those clunky Remco flashlight guns (with "Star Trek" stamped in a "lost in Space" type font on the casing) which "chirped" like a robotic bird when one pulled the trigger. (Boy, did I ever feel jipped!)

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Old August 31 2013, 02:28 AM   #3534
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^ I agree with what Redfern said 100%. I love... LOVE... mine. I also have the communicator and two of the tricorders, science and medical. They are really worth the price so get them while you can!

As for me on the collecting front, I am STILL waiting on my Star Wars Black Series 6" set from Entertainment Earth. My order is on back-order until sometime in September. I don't know if I can wait that long. But since I live in a very small town, these figures will never make it to my local store and the local comic store only has R2D2 and asking $40 for him.

But my new Moebius prebuilt Battlestar Galactica will be here on Monday. I will definitely post a picture of her when she gets here!
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Old August 31 2013, 02:31 AM   #3535
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Thanks, Redfern. I saw what looked like different versions of the pistol phaser by Diamond Select, and more expensive models listed from Art Asylum. I'm not expecting my money to show up in the bank until after Labor Day, and then I have to narrow things down.

And thanks to you too, AstroSmurf. I missed you on the cross-post.
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Old August 31 2013, 02:34 AM   #3536
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They are all finally here. The Hot Toys Hulk arrived today, and holy crap is this one massive figure:


So here they all are. This is easily now my favorite display in my whole collection:
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Old August 31 2013, 03:24 AM   #3537
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The Frank Gorshin Riddler's getting an eyeful of green mutant ass.

Which on the old '60s show would be, like, only the 82nd weirdest thing seen.
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Old August 31 2013, 09:34 PM   #3538
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Those Hot Toys look great all together. You didn't bother with Fury?
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Old August 31 2013, 11:05 PM   #3539
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I had to pass on him when he came out. Too much other stuff at once. I regret it now, of course. Aftermarket price is ridiculous.
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Old September 1 2013, 12:54 AM   #3540
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Tell me about it. Hawkeye goes for about $700. Way out of my price range.
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