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Old August 25 2012, 07:25 PM   #1186
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Re: The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

I was tempted to get the whole set from amazon, but I wanted Black Widow and Hawkeye the most. If another set becomes available, I might get it. I'll make earrings out of the extra BW and Hawk!
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Old August 25 2012, 07:26 PM   #1187
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Do they make Star Wars and/or Trek characters? I have to confess I'm not terribly familiar with these.
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Old August 25 2012, 07:48 PM   #1188
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I'd never heard of Grab Zag before The Avengers came out, so I have no idea.
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Old August 25 2012, 09:03 PM   #1189
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The rundown of the Hasbro Panel at Celebration VI.

Some very interesting stuff here. I'm really looking forward to the brand new Mara Jade.
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Old August 25 2012, 11:55 PM   #1190
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Only thing that interests me is Mara Jade. Maybe the updated Clone Wars Ankin and Obi-Wan.
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Old August 26 2012, 09:56 AM   #1191
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Celebration VI reveals what's underneath the robes and helmet of the upcoming Vintage Collection Emperor's Guard!

Not too shabby. Though he does look kind of like General Zod. Or Hans Gruber from the original Die Hard.
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Old August 26 2012, 05:17 PM   #1192
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have any of you ever valued your collection? and if so would you ever sell it off?

into this, what is your MOST treasured item.

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Old August 26 2012, 05:23 PM   #1193
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Oh, sure. If I were ever offered a really sizeable chunk of cash for it or had to sell most or all of it for some reason. I love my collection and I've spent years putting it together but selling much or even all of it for a very good price has always been negotiable even if it isn't necessarily desired. I just have yet to meet the person who wants to buy it, mostly because of volume reasons. I have a little too much for some collectors' tastes or they already own what I have anyways.

My most treasured and beloved pieces? My original Star Wars action figures and other toys from my childhood...the original 1978-85 Kenner products. They're no longer in production, have a ton of sentimental value and cherished memories attached to them and the original, classic and vintage stuff just keeps getting more and more popular as time passes. As primitive and cheesy as much of the really old stuff is, it remains something that tugs at the ol' heartstrings.
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Old August 26 2012, 06:36 PM   #1194
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I don't collect for their value. I collect for my own enjoyment. I could get a pretty decent chunk of change for mine, though if I ever wanted to sell it.

Found a 3 3/4 inch Black Widow last night. I guess the reason why the Avengers figures have had less articulation is because she stole it all. She has double knees, ball jointed ankles, thigh cuts, wrist cuts, all the things missing from the rest of the figures in the line.
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Old August 26 2012, 06:40 PM   #1195
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How about a ball-jointed neck/head? That's starting to become pretty standard for action figures these days. Almost every Star Wars figure in the past few years has had a ball-jointed neck, although for some sort of design-related reason the new, upcoming Jocasta Nu figure has an old school swivel head and neck joint. Hasbro's reps at Celebration mentioned something about not being able to give her a ball joint for some reason or another.
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Old August 26 2012, 07:12 PM   #1196
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All the Avengers figures have had ball jointed heads. I was just listing off the ones that she has that the others all seem to be missing. Though, due to her hair, Black Widow's head has the least amount of movement in the bunch.
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Old August 26 2012, 07:15 PM   #1197
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The long, molded hair on the new Vintage Collection Shae Vizla figure prevents a real range of motion. If you want to move her head around a lot you have to pop off the unhelmeted head with red hair and pop on the helmeted version. But at least Hasbro realized this and gave collectors two different, interchangeable heads to play around with and use.
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Old August 26 2012, 07:17 PM   #1198
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Lack of head mobility in long haired characters is just a fact that collectors have come to accept over the years. Not much can really be done about it.
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Old August 26 2012, 07:18 PM   #1199
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Yeah, pretty much. At least the company was thoughtful and creative enough to give Shae Vizla two different heads because of that problem. I wish they'd have done it with some other characters, but whaddya gonna do.
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Old August 26 2012, 09:05 PM   #1200
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What is the MOST collectable star wars item...
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