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Old April 24 2014, 02:34 AM   #4696
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Re: The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

Nice Game of Thrones figures. I'm assuming they have articulation on the level of, say, a 6" Black Series character? Or are they even more articulated? I'm not familiar with these but Funko's a good brand and I know you don't collect and share pics if the items aren't impressive.

Today I found a 6" Obi-Wan Kenobi with pretty good paint apps on his head and face, so I got him. He's really nice-looking and the detailing on his Jedi clothing and in his hair are worth pointing out. This is - arguably - the best Ewan McGregor toy ever made by Hasbro, but I'd like to see what they could do with an Episode I Obi-Wan with his Padawan hair braid and clean-shaven face.

Now the only 6" Black Series figure I'm looking for is the new Stormtrooper.
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Old April 24 2014, 03:23 AM   #4697
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Yeah they're on par with the 6" Black Series in terms of articulation. In fact, it's pretty much the exact same as far as joints. Not surprising, considering Gentle Giant is working with Funko on these, just as they're working with Hasbro on the Black Series.

I had the most frustrating moment today. I happened to be on Amazon and noticed the Stormtrooper was in stock! I hurried and added him to my cart. He was in my cart. IN MY CART! and in the few seconds before I reached checkout he sold out. GAAAAAAAAH!

There is a silver lining, though. I did manage to get Bespin Luke. He's on his way.
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Old April 24 2014, 03:31 AM   #4698
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He's a pretty great consolation prize. Trust me. You'll dig him.
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Old April 24 2014, 03:37 AM   #4699
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Oh, I'm sure. I wanted him just as much as the Stormtrooper. I'm just frustrated by how close I was, and how much I know that Stormy is going to be a royal pain to find. I'm really glad that it's being carried forward for the next wave. I guess even Hasbro can do something smart every once in a while.
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Old April 24 2014, 03:46 AM   #4700
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Those guys who went to HasbroToyShop, bought 10 Stormtroopers at once and then posted them on eBay for $500 (I'm not remotely joking) will have egg on their scalper faces once the figure becomes easier to find and almost nobody wants to shell out fifty bucks or more for just one of 'em.
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Old April 24 2014, 11:30 PM   #4701
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Already available for order in the UK: the four Disney Store-exclusive electronic figures (12" - 15" in height). They're rolling out these things fast....we only heard about their existence a couple of days ago!

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Old April 25 2014, 02:52 AM   #4702
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I was just in a Disney store and they didn't have them. They are having a special even in the Disney stores on May 4th to celebrate Star Wars, they are giving out limited edition pins to the first 100 guest on that day. So if you're interested, get to your local Disney store early that day.
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Old April 25 2014, 02:57 AM   #4703
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My local Disney Store shut down four years ago. The next-closest store is located down in North Carolina. Still, best wishes to any collectors and fans who attend their local stores' festivities and get some cool swag from the event.
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Old April 25 2014, 03:58 PM   #4704
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Tasha has taken up cross stitching after watching me stitch! Clint likes to watch her.

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Old April 25 2014, 04:38 PM   #4705
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You can tell they're superheroes. Only someone with those kinds of powers can use a needle that big. Nice.
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Old April 26 2014, 01:12 PM   #4706
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something I have notice with star trek,the only action figures,ship models coming out r the original series,next generation and nutrek.
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Old April 26 2014, 05:25 PM   #4707
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There've been a few items from Enterprise, but not many. The Original and Next Gen characters (including nuTrek timeline counterparts) are the characters Paramount is most focused on marketing, and there's a part of me that can't really blame them. As much as I and others like or even love the other parts of the franchise there are far more people around the world who recognize the names Kirk and Picard than there are who do Sisko, Janeway or Archer.

That doesn't mean they shouldn't produce more merchandise and collectibles based on the three other series because that'd just be smart given how vast and eclectic the Trek fanbase is, but the names Kirk, Spock and Picard do more to sell the franchise than any others. I wouldn't mind seeing a new line of toys based on Enterprise.
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Old April 26 2014, 06:18 PM   #4708
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New addition to the Shelf Avengers! Psylocke has arrived.

Clint: What, are we being taken over by the X-Men now?
Steve: Shut it, Barton. Welcome, Miss Braddock!



Captain Britain: BETSY! I thought you were dead (again)!
Psylocke: Hi, baby brother!
Clint: Huh? I thought they were twins.
Tasha: She was born first.



Psylocke: Oh, Pete. What happened?
Wisdom: Long story. Pryde isn't coming, too, is she?
Psylocke: Yeah, she is...
Wisdom: Damn! I don't want her to see me like this. And if she brings that flying rat, he'll eat me!

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Old April 27 2014, 01:54 AM   #4709
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Sorry for the double post, but I got an early surprise in the mail today. The X-Men invasion of the Shelf Avengers continues with the arrival of Kitty Pryde! Kitty and Pete Wisdom were a couple a long time ago...

Brian: Pete, look who's here!
Wisdom: Hullo Pryde.
Kitty: You haven't changed at all, Pete!
Wisdom: Hardy fucking har.


Wisdom: Don't ask me what happened, still not sure meself. And please, no jokes about the size of me manhood, either! Did you bring the flying rat with you?


Kitty: He's right behind you!
Wisdom: BLOODY HELL.
Lockheed: I still 'ate yoo!
Wisdom: Told you he could talk.


Lockheed: And now I'm gonna eat yoo!
Kitty: Aw, Lockheed, be nice.
Wisdom: At least I don't have cigarettes for him to steal. Gave 'em up.
Kitty: Yay!
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Old April 27 2014, 02:38 AM   #4710
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I love the energy and personality you put into these. They're great.
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