The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by SantaEddie74, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. SantaEddie74

    SantaEddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    At this point no ultra-obscure background character surprises me anymore. I guess if there's a bright side to this it means the current drought of product caused by last year's colossal mess won't last much longer and we'll return to a wider and more eclectic selection.
     
  2. Gingerbread Girl

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    I made a little house for Hawkeye! (His nest is still occupied.) I bought a little unfinished birdhouse at Michaels, then decorated it. I think Clint and Tasha will feel right at home.

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  3. Admiral_Young

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    We continue to get obscure background characters, and yet still no new Jacen and Jaina figures? :(
     
  4. SantaEddie74

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    I know. If I could explain Hasbro I would, but at least an obscure background guy is preferable to the 56th Mace Windu or 80th version of an Episode II Clone Trooper.

    Frankly I don't know how they keep making repeat versions of the same Prequel figures over and over again without hanging themselves.
     
  5. SantaEddie74

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    Oh, BTW, great new pics of Clint and Tasha. :) You're the gift that keeps on Avenging.
     
  6. SantaEddie74

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    Thanks to an update provided by a couple of helpful little Bothans over at Rebelscum it appears we have more characters to look forward to in the new Saga Legends line of $5.99, five-joint figures that start hitting stores towards the end of summer.

    The known figures at present are:

    1. Anakin Skywalker (ROTS)
    2. Obi-Wan Kenobi (ROTS)
    3. Yoda (ROTS)
    4. Mace Windu
    5. Clone Trooper (AOTC)
    6. Shock Trooper (ROTS)
    7. Super Battle Droid
    8. R4-P17 (Obi-Wan's astromech droid in Episodes II and III)
    9. Stormtrooper (ANH)
    10. Darth Vader (ESB)
    11. Boba Fett (ESB)
    12. Cyborg Darth Maul (realistic version from The Clone Wars)
    13. Clone Captain Rex (realistic version from The Clone Wars)

    More will follow. I have little to no doubt that Luke, Han, Leia, Chewbacca and others will also make welcome appearances in the line since Hasbro is planning to shift somewhat away from the Prequels in order to focus more on the older films.
     
  7. Gingerbread Girl

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  8. Admiral_Young

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    Well...I guess we know now why Hasbro ended the Clone Wars line with the announcement this morning of the cancellation of the series. This is disappointing indeed. :(
     
  9. Gingerbread Girl

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    Clint and Tasha are excited about the first daffodils in the garden:

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    I am, too. I'm sick of winter. Bring on spring!
     
  10. Admiral_Young

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    It looks like Hank Pym shrunk them in that pic ;) They're hanging out with Ant-Man!
     
  11. Gingerbread Girl

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    :lol::lol::lol::lol: Everything makes them look like they're using Pym Particles. They're so little!
     
  12. SantaEddie74

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    I can't remember if I've ever asked you this, but are Clint and Tasha 3-3/4" in scale or a little bigger? I'm guessing 3.75" because of the size of that flower and those grass blades.
     
  13. Gingerbread Girl

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    They're about 4 inches. Tasha is slightly smaller. Those aren't grass blades, though- they're part of the daffodils. They're pretty tall, just over a foot.

    ETA- just measured Clint. Exactly 4 inches.
     
  14. SantaEddie74

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    Oh, yeah, you're right. I don't see daffodils regularly enough to remember all their details. Thanks for clearing all that up.
     
  15. Gingerbread Girl

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    Funny thing is, my mom plants them all over, so they may as well be grass. :p She plants tons of them and tulips, too, so there will be plenty even if the moles eat the bulbs.
     
  16. OdoWanKenobi

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    Toys R Us got a pretty awesome exclusive Dark Knight Trilogy 3-Pack:
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    Three Batman figures from three Batman movies. The Begins one is a straight up rerelease of the first Movie Masters version. The TDK version is mostly the same as the normal version, but has a cloth cape and a new scowling head. The TDKR version is the same body but has a new Bruce Wayne sculpt and a separate cowl accessory (it doesn't fit over his head, though.) I really love the display stands with the poster backers, too. This whole thing is class.
     
  17. SantaEddie74

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    My friend posted pics of that set on his Facebook page after he scored them. He was taken completely by surprise and he didn't know TRU had any Batman/Dark Knight exclusives planned. I'm not in the market for these but the next time I'm at my TRU I'm going to take a good look at them.

    Just based on photos like this I'd say the Batman Begins version is my favorite.
     
  18. Admiral_Young

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    I want those. I thought they were the Batman To Bruce Wayne SDCC figure...but nope this is something even better! I want these now! :)
     
  19. OdoWanKenobi

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    The Begins figure is good, but he's a little chicken legged.

    It's also worth noting that these are the first Batman figures from Mattel to actually have Christian Bale's hazel eye color.
     
  20. Admiral_Young

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    I just watched a Youtube review of the figures, yep, I'm getting these. Still want a Miranda/Talia figure though :)