The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by cooleddie74, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. Admiral_Young

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  2. cooleddie74

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    Turns out Hasbro had been in the process of changing the packaging for the Vintage Collection's Kit Fisto but the altered cardback never made it to production.

    The VC29 Kit Fisto figure comes on an Attack of the Clones cardback with a photo from the Battle of Geonosis, but the figure is based on the actor and the character's facial appearance in Revenge of the Sith. Collectors and fans noticed this and told Hasbro, who went through the trouble of designing a brand new ROTS cardback for a rerelease of Kit, but plans were cancelled at some point and the changed packaging never saw the light of day.

    The only evidence that the alternate design exists was the cardback reverse of a later production run of the VC31 Obi-Wan Kenobi from Clones. Check it out. Interesting. I think I would have liked the Sith version better than the one we actually got.

    The one that was actually produced and made it to retail:

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  3. cooleddie74

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    Brand new hi-res pics of three of the four figures in the first wave of the 6" Black Series line, due in stores sometime during or near the end of summer. The only character not depicted is Darth Maul.

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  4. Admiral_Young

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  5. cooleddie74

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    WANT!

    Especially the Kelvin and the Excelsior. They look amazing.
     
  6. Admiral_Young

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    I like their boxes, I know it's a small thing but I was wondering if we would get the box packaging again.
     
  7. cooleddie74

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    The black collar on Kirk Prime's uniform looks wonky and Photoshopped, but other than that I'm really liking this packaging design. It incorporates elements of both TOS and the Abramsverse so as to embrace both timelines and the designers chose some good colors and images of the two different Enterprise 1701s.
     
  8. Kira's Mom

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    I finished a cross stitch piece tonight, and Clint and Tasha approve. :techman:

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  9. cooleddie74

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    Nice work there!

    Tasha always has that scolding, intense expression on her face though. When she wishes somebody Happy Birthday she must have to remind them she's not being sarcastic. :lol:
     
  10. Kira's Mom

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    It's funny, though- for a figure with a fixed face, Hawkeye looks like he has a different expression in several of my photos. It's weird.
     
  11. cooleddie74

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  12. Kira's Mom

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    I won the ebay auction! My Darci doll is on its way. :)
     
  13. cooleddie74

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    Way to go, girl! I'm happy for ya! Make sure to post a couple of pics after you get her! :bolian:
     
  14. OdoWanKenobi

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    My LCS has a huge action figure selection, old and new. Tomorrow they're having a Memorial Day 50% off all action figures sale. I'm afraid I may go a little nuts. I'll probably have some pics of a heavy haul tomorrow. :lol:
     
  15. OdoWanKenobi

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    And I deliver!

    I did wind up going kinda nuts. I picked up the Play Arts Kai Arkham City Batman, the Dark Knight Rises Batman, two Star Trek original series Art Asylum two-packs, an Enterprise-E, and a DC Universe Captain Atom. Heck of a haul, and I made out like a bandit:
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  16. cooleddie74

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    Nice.

    I need to get more Art Asylum Trek figures.
     
  17. OdoWanKenobi

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    Man, I am loving these Batman figures. I just can't stop taking pictures:
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  18. cooleddie74

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    I like the animated-style figure more than I do the one based on the Nolan/Bale film trilogy. But then I'm a little biased: I still think the Michael Keaton costume from the first Tim Burton film is the best Batman suit of the modern era.
     
  19. OdoWanKenobi

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    They're both great, but my personal preference is for the Nolan one. It has a poseable cape vs the fixed one for the Arkham City figure, and that goes a long way.

    It also possible that since they are a slightly stylized take, that your preference does gravitate toward the one that you haven't seen in live action, and thus can look a little different.
     
  20. Unicron

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    Apparently this thing has existed for a while, but I stumbled on it by accident. I can only say :wtf: :lol:

    King Mickey, the Disney combiner

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