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Old May 8 2014, 05:53 PM   #4771
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Re: The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

A red DeLorean?

Great Scott!

That's heavy!



Yeah, like you guys weren't thinking it, too.
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Old May 8 2014, 09:00 PM   #4772
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I have some Princess Diana items on the way. One is a Danbury Mint porcelain doll that stands around 19 inches tall and has an approximately 5 foot train. I'll post some pictures of her when I get her. I'm really looking forward to seeing the train. I also bought some nude Franklin Mint vinyl dolls and will dress them in clothes I have. Plus I have the Danbury Mint 14 inch vinyl Princess Diana doll and many of her outfits. I need to redress her for display. Can't wait!
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Old May 9 2014, 04:46 AM   #4773
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A red DeLorean?

Great Scott!

That's heavy!



Yeah, like you guys weren't thinking it, too.


Taking a break from the Monty Python spoofs because I'm working on something cute for the girls. Will post it tomorrow!
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Old May 9 2014, 09:16 AM   #4774
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red= too many jigawatts. way more than 1.21.
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Old May 9 2014, 11:02 AM   #4775
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Oddly, the French version says 2.21 jiggawatts...
I was baffled the first time I saw BTTF in English.
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Old May 9 2014, 11:47 AM   #4776
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Did they actually keep the mispronunciation in French? (For those who don't know, the script said 1.21 gigawatts, but Christopher Lloyd apparantly didn't know it was a real word and bungled the pronunciation. They just rolled with it for all three films, and IMO it adds to the charm immensely.)
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Old May 9 2014, 01:46 PM   #4777
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^ The way he said it is actually a valid pronunciation, and was actually the US standard of pronouncing the giga- prefix. I imagine that it's been dying out quickly due to most people using the prefix in relation to computer hardware, and the hard "g" is pretty much exclusively used there.
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Old May 9 2014, 02:38 PM   #4778
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Thanks to the BTTF trilogy I've been pronouncing "giga" as "jigga" since I was a kid, at least in my head and with a smile if not out loud. Pop culture not only sticks with a person, but can change how we as a society collectively view and refer to something.
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Old May 9 2014, 02:47 PM   #4779
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^ The way he said it is actually a valid pronunciation, and was actually the US standard of pronouncing the giga- prefix.
Huh. Did not know that. I'd always heard that Lloyd just got it wrong.

(Growing up hearing "jiggawatt," I had, as a kid, assumed that the BTTF writers had – as clever sci-fi writers – made up a unit, much like Star Trek's "gigaquads" for measuring computer storage. I knew what a gigawatt was, but it had never even occurred to me that they were supposed to be the same thing. It was slightly disillusioning when I got older to find out that was the case.)
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Old May 9 2014, 06:26 PM   #4780
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In French giga is pronounced jigga.
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Old May 10 2014, 03:46 AM   #4781
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I brought the star trek twok bobble heads of kirk,spock and kahn,the diamond select first contact uss enterprise E model and a cylon
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Old May 10 2014, 06:02 PM   #4782
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I picked up the Boomerang figure from Hasbro's Spider-Man Infinite Series. Captain Boomerang is not happy to see him:
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Old May 10 2014, 07:46 PM   #4783
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Because...boomerangs.

(Hawkeye fans will understand)
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Old May 10 2014, 11:04 PM   #4784
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As promised, here are some more pictures of my doll collection.


This is one of my favorite outfits for Princess Diana.




This is the Danbury Mint Princess Diana portrait doll. I have outfits and will change her clothes every so often.


Last but not least, two Barbie Bride dolls from the 80's or 90's. I have had them for years.


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Old May 10 2014, 11:07 PM   #4785
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Wow. Those Diana dolls are eerily accurate. They definitely captured her eyes and other facial features. They're like miniature wax statues.
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