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Old December 27 2013, 11:37 PM   #4066
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Re: The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

Post some pics if you can! That would be very cool to take a look at and I'm sure everyone here would enjoy seeing them all.
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Old December 27 2013, 11:43 PM   #4067
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I need some sort of image account for that, don't I?
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Old December 27 2013, 11:51 PM   #4068
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Photobucket's what I use, but your own mileage and tastes will vary. You can also save pictures to one or more Trek BBS picture albums directly from your computer without having to set up a separate online image account like Photobucket and I have dozens of images in my own board album.

If you'd rather not go through that kind of trouble to post a few photos that's cool. Don't feel you have to post unless you really want to share.
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Old December 28 2013, 01:07 AM   #4069
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I used to use Photobucket, but I find their site too cumbersome and bloated, now. I prefer to use imgur these days.

So, with a heavy heart, here's the very last DC Club Infinite Earths figure, Batzarro:


He's actually a really great figure. The picture doesn't show it well, but that big toothy grin is awesome, along with the upside-down "futility belt." I just wish the line were ending on a better character. Batzarro is such an obscure character for the final figure.
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Old December 28 2013, 03:21 AM   #4070
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That's some impressive articulation on that figure. The new 6" Black Series figures from Hasbro have upwards of 22 points of articulation thanks to being large enough for the designers to engineer additional joints that wouldn't be practical nor very attractive on 3.75" figures (and would probably drive the price of a regular carded action figure way past what most people would remotely want to pay for something that small). The new Boba Fett has 22, I believe. How many does this Batzarro have?
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Old December 28 2013, 04:13 AM   #4071
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23 points, which is the standard for the line. There are some select figures which have more or fewer, though.
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Old December 28 2013, 04:36 AM   #4072
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"futility belt." He looks nice.
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Old December 28 2013, 04:49 AM   #4073
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The 6" Boba Fett would have 23 points of articulation had they bothered to give the rangefinder on his helmet a joint so it could swivel up and down, but all things considered this Boba is about as flexible and articulated as any mass-market Star Wars figure of any size in the history of the franchise. With all the many ways to pose this Boba and make him look amazing and lifelike I don't mind the rangefinder being stuck in one position, though it is kind of ironic that past, less-detailed and articulated 3.75" figures of the character (not to mention his father Jango and the Prequel Clones equipped with similar helmets) have had fully articulated rangefinders.
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Old December 28 2013, 05:31 AM   #4074
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Thought I'd share this image that was just posted and quickly shared by some Facebook groups. An old photo from 1981 or '82 depicting an entire, wide peg wall of nothing but ESB-era Kenner action figures and die-cast ships. I don't know if this is a big box toy retailer from that period or a very well-stocked toy and collectibles shop, but look at all that.

A sight that the overwhelming majority of modern collectors will never experience thanks to how much both the toy industry and retail have changed since the eighties. Still, it makes me grin like a wide-eyed little elementary school kid all over again.



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Old December 28 2013, 07:31 PM   #4075
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That......I.....wow......It's beautiful. I have never seen its like.

This silly idea popped into my head so I made this
The world was shocked to discover the true source of the Flash's powers:
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Old December 28 2013, 07:36 PM   #4076
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You appear to give credit for his powers to a Heisenberg Compensator.
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Old December 28 2013, 08:59 PM   #4077
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Unfortunately this was my only Science Fiction gift this year. Its the battle damage Enterprise from Hot Wheels.
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Old December 28 2013, 09:15 PM   #4078
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Congrats on that Enterprise die-cast. I have yet to spot any Trek ships in the Hot Wheels line, but after all these months I really don't expect to see them on store pegs. If they were there then they were snatched up like lightning.
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SantaEddie74 wrote: View Post
Thought I'd share this image that was just posted and quickly shared by some Facebook groups. An old photo from 1981 or '82 depicting an entire, wide peg wall of nothing but ESB-era Kenner action figures and die-cast ships. I don't know if this is a big box toy retailer from that period or a very well-stocked toy and collectibles shop, but look at all that.

A sight that the overwhelming majority of modern collectors will never experience thanks to how much both the toy industry and retail have changed since the eighties. Still, it makes me grin like a wide-eyed little elementary school kid all over again.



Wow. That's awesome.
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Old December 28 2013, 10:19 PM   #4080
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There are collectors who would plain up and faint in the aisle if they strolled down it and saw a display like that. The modern era (1995-present) has rarely if ever seen this sight at mass retail.
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