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Old May 24 2012, 10:18 PM   #496
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Re: The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

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Congrats, man!

It's always awesome scoring new stuff before the official street date, isn't it? Hey...the store did the wrong thing, not you! You legally paid for these figures!

I remember when some Episode I 3-D merchandise leaked out before January 30th there were stores where they'd take new figures off the pegs and put them back in the cardboard shipping cases just to avoid getting in trouble in case a Hasbro rep happened by. They didn't even bother putting most of the prices in the store computers until closer to January 30 to discourage early leaks and sales, though some items slipped through and had already been programmed into the system.
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Old May 24 2012, 10:26 PM   #497
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Well, the Batman is the exact same Batman the Dark Knight version, that I have somehow managed to avoid picking up at all, so this doesn't matter so much to me. Alfred uses the same body as Harvey Dent, from what I can tell, but it's freaking Alfred! More than that, it's Michael Cain! as Alfred! Now we need a Lucius Fox! Bane is all new, and he's easily the best of the bunch. I don't know if I'll love the character in the movie yet, but I love this figure.

All three of them come with a build-a-figure part, but this tike it's a bit different. It's more of a build-an-accesory Bat-signal. So, I have half of a non-functioning Bat-signal right now. From what I can tell so far, though, it looks like it's movie accurate in both design and scale. The rest of the pieces will come with the second wave which will be Catwoman, John Blake, and a mystery character.
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Old May 24 2012, 10:48 PM   #498
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Great looking figures! I kind of wish they'd put the "Adult Collectible" lettering on some STAR WARS packaging and just ditch the pretense that these things are aimed at little kids. This isn't 1980 anymore, you know? I'm sure they'd complain about a loss of sales if they rebranded 3.75" figures "adult collectibles" instead of action figures for ages 4 and up, but let's face facts. How many little kids buy this stuff anymore? Very rarely do I see anyone younger than a teenager browsing through figure pegs.
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Old May 24 2012, 11:07 PM   #499
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Yeah, who exactly is buying an action figure of a Rebel pilot that only appeared in a deleted scene? I'm pretty sure that's not the little kids.
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Old May 24 2012, 11:14 PM   #500
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Yeah, I know. I mean...Nom Anor? If most kids see him they'd probably think he's a new version of Skeletor from MotU or something. The only people who know who Nom Anor is are usually grown adults familiar with the post-ROTJ Yuuzhan Vong books and graphic novels. Similar goes for Kithaba the Skiff Guard. I mean, there are adults who don't know who on earth he is so what are the chances some eight-year-old is going to see him on a store peg and beg his parent or parents to get "the Jabba guard guy" for him? I had to be reminded which character Kithaba was before the figure came out, so what chance does an elementary school tyke have recognizing many of these figures? Just relabel them "Adult Collectibles" and make things plainer and easier. Besides, the CLONE WARS line is still there for the kiddies if Hasbro wants to aim part of its product at the under-13 set.
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Old May 25 2012, 03:56 AM   #501
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Some Toys R Us in Des Moines was very very naughty, and broke the 5/28 street date for the Dark Knight Rises Figures:



Mine! All mine! Now, countdown to them riding ponies.
I actually saw these last week in an open case at my local neighborhood Walmart. If I was a Batman fan, I might have snagged one...
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Old May 25 2012, 04:05 AM   #502
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Those are the best Batman toys I've probably seen outside of a Sideshow Collectibles/Hot Toys situation. They even nailed Christian Bale's chin, and the Alfred's resemblance to Michael Caine is pretty eerie.

Bane kind of reminds me of Darth Malgus from the STAR WARS action figure line with the breathing mask and bald head. I guess this is your chance to buy a bald villain with a breath mask if you couldn't find Malgus...which would be about 95% of the population, I believe.
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Old May 25 2012, 04:10 AM   #503
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Here is the rest of my Dunny collection.


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Old May 25 2012, 04:12 AM   #504
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Those look pretty nice and snazzy, man!
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Old May 25 2012, 04:14 AM   #505
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My sister has some really cool ones.
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Old May 25 2012, 04:35 AM   #506
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Yeah, I know. I mean...Nom Anor? If most kids see him they'd probably think he's a new version of Skeletor from MotU or something.
I'm gonna say it's highly unlikely they would think Skeletor. How many kids these days would even know who Skeletor is?
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Old May 25 2012, 04:37 AM   #507
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Yeah, I know. I mean...Nom Anor? If most kids see him they'd probably think he's a new version of Skeletor from MotU or something.
I'm gonna say it's highly unlikely they would think Skeletor. How many kids these days would even know who Skeletor is?
Wait.

Good point.

I'm stuck in the eighties.
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Old May 25 2012, 07:43 AM   #508
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Tru really doesn't pay attention to street dates. They basically release the figures when they get their stock in. Which is usually why the in demand figures get sold out quickly. Tru Canada sucks because of this.

The comic shop had the rest of the "Batman Inc" line (Grant Morrison's current story arc in his Batman run) but not Robin. Tru was sold out of Big Time Spidey and Future Foundation Spidey. I went to a couple comic shops but the owners said they're shipments sold out almost immediately after getting them lol.
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Old May 25 2012, 10:18 AM   #509
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My TRU holds to street dates...to a point. When the Episode I 3-D landslide of merchandise hit four months ago(wow, has it really been that long already?) the store held to the date until a little over a week before it hit, then went ahead and put up all the in-store displays and peg walls and stocked everything. You could snag almost all of the figures and other toys you wanted at least a week before the "mandatory" Hasbro street date while Walmarts, Targets and K-Marts still tended more often than not to balk and not put anything out until the 30th or just a day or two beforehand. More often than not if there's an official date for a line to be released TRU will be the first to break it.
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those Dark Knight Rises toys look great. might actually get those. can't remember the last time i actually bought any movie tie in figures. i saw the latest wave of Batman Legacy figures. Silver Age/Pre-Crisis Catwoman looks great. gonna try to pick her up tonight.
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