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Old November 26 2013, 03:35 AM   #3871
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Re: The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

There are actually four of the 31" Star Wars figures from Jakks-Pacific:

-Vader
-501st Legion Clone Trooper (blue markings)
-Coruscant Shock Trooper (red markings)
-212th Battalion Utapau Clone Trooper (orange markings)

I believe the Utapau Clone is currently available only as one-half of a special two-pack along with Vader (it's been spotted at some Walmarts), but it'll likely show up on shelves being sold individually along with the others.

It's possible more 31" characters are in the works, but as of right now these are the four that we know of.
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Old November 26 2013, 05:27 AM   #3872
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Re: The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

if i find a giant 501st Legion Clone Trooper i will buy it. i've only seen Vader thus far.
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Old November 26 2013, 05:37 AM   #3873
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A plain white 31" Stormtrooper from the Original Trilogy would probably be very popular.

That three of the first four 31" figures are Prequel Clones is a direct retail aftereffect of the cancellation of the 3-D theatrical releases of Episodes II and III, but not until after a significant amount of tie-in product had already been designed and greenlit for production and release.
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Old November 26 2013, 05:52 AM   #3874
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I sort of want a Vader, but on the other hand, it's huge and I wouldn't know where to put it, and I have quite a few Vaders already.

But yeah, an original stormtrooper would be pretty cool. I would buy one, probably.
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Old November 26 2013, 05:55 AM   #3875
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This Vader actually has not only a soft goods fabric cape and skirt but also an actual metal or plastic chain around the base of his helmet to mimic the metallic cape chain that dangles from Vader's neck during his decades inside the black armor.

The best that even the most impressive and accurately-sculpted 3.75" and 12" action figures can do is either a clumsy-looking painted fabric chain or none at all.
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Old November 26 2013, 06:50 AM   #3876
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Just a reminder: these are the six figures available only in the exclusive Amazon six-pack (seven if you count the fully assembled TC-70 Jabba's Protocol Droid that comes piecemeal with each figure in this unique assortment). The regular price is $59.99 for the entire set that comes in a protective white Hasbro box but in the last week or so that's dropped to as low as $39.99. I'm not sure if that markdown is still in effect, but it might be worth checking out if you're at all interested in getting these.

For the record, the only completely new figure in the set is Dooku's FA-4 Pilot Droid. The Build-a-Droid TC-70 is made from repainted Build-a-Droid pieces from the end of the last decade and the five other carded figures are repaints and slight tweaks of existing figures and body parts. The Sandtrooper is pretty much the popular VC112 Vintage Collection figure with cleaner-looking armor and a new black pauldron, but otherwise it's the same.

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Old November 27 2013, 04:10 AM   #3877
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I was in Wegman's Supermarket, shopping for Thanksgiving when I stumbled upon these guys. They are 31" tall, I have never seen Action Figures of such stature.

They had those at Wegman's???? I've seen action figures there before, but never the huge ass ones like those.
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Old November 27 2013, 04:13 AM   #3878
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Seven or more points of articulation on the Darth Vader, which allows it to match or even surpass many 3.75" and 12" figures that have been made. I can't speak for the three different Prequel Clone Troopers but I imagine the articulation is similar. For $29.99 or $39.99 you get a LOT of plastic even if doesn't come with one or two dozen ball joints or removable gear (although the Vader has a separate lightsaber hilt that you can, I believe, plug onto the side of his belt when he's not holding it).
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Old November 28 2013, 07:22 AM   #3879
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I saw pics of the Hot Toys "Avengers" Dr. Bruce Banner, and he looks impressive...especially the likeness of Ruffalo.
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Old November 28 2013, 11:51 PM   #3880
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Diamond Select is releasing a Captain Picard figure!

http://www.thetrekcollective.com/201...gures-and.html
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Old November 28 2013, 11:53 PM   #3881
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Nice! We could use more Trek characters along these lines.
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Old November 29 2013, 12:11 AM   #3882
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I'm guessing eventually we will get more figures in this line. The Spock and Kirk figures seem to have been a test bed as well. I kind of expect Riker next.
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Old November 29 2013, 01:24 AM   #3883
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Diamond Select is releasing a Captain Picard figure!

http://www.thetrekcollective.com/201...gures-and.html
Cool. I want. I had hoped they would, now that I have the Spock and the Kirk+Khan.

Unrelated, but since I also see it linked on that website: I preordered the TOS sciences and engineering dog collars, and they said they'd be released in November, but they haven't been yet, and it's making me sad. These are supposed to be my dog's xmas gifts.

Still working on my spock collection, I got the TNG figure and the "city on the edge of forever" figure.

I like the 9" (or is it 8"?) figures because of the detail and nicer accessories. The COTEOF one has a pretty decent communicator, phaser, and tricorder.

Also shown: the Garak figure my dog partially ate. =\

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Old November 30 2013, 04:48 AM   #3884
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I saw pics of the Hot Toys "Avengers" Dr. Bruce Banner, and he looks impressive...especially the likeness of Ruffalo.
I wish there was a 4 inch version of Banner. Hot Toys are out of my reach.
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Old November 30 2013, 07:26 AM   #3885
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^ That'd be awesome.
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