The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

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

  1. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    This is a photo from the "Darth's Mall" merchandise tent down at Disney Star Wars Weekends, but it shows that the brand new, much anticipated and quite huge 31" Darth Vader by Jakks Pacific is just about ready to hit mass retail. The more I see of this thing the more I want to get one, and their positioning on the racks right next to the 3.75" carded action figures provides a good demonstration of just how big this Vader really is.

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    It'll probably run $30 - $40, but considering the scale and how much well-sculpted and detailed plastic and soft goods fabric you get for that price it's quite the bargain.
     
  2. Admiral_Young

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    @OdoWan are those the Kai figures?
     
  3. OdoWanKenobi

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    They are indeed. I got them for $30 a piece at my LCS's Memorial Day 50% off sale. I've always wanted to pick up some figures from them, but the cost has been a bit prohibitive. Now the flood gates are opened, though, and I'll probably wind up with more in the near future. :lol:
     
  4. Admiral_Young

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    That's impressive...they look better "in person" than they did on BTTS. "The Dark Knight "/"The Dark Knight Rises" in particular looks awesome.
     
  5. cooleddie74

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    Those Toys 'R' Us-exclusive Batman(Nolan) three-packs with one Dark Knight figure from each film seems to linger, at least at my store. They look pretty good, but it seems it's not as hot an exclusive item as some probably thought it'd be.

    Still, I'm pretty sure TRU and Mattel have made some money off that set since it's largely straight repacks in new packaging.
     
  6. OdoWanKenobi

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    Yeah, those sets are really in abundance. It's really a collector aimed set, though. Most parents will look at it and say "what do you need three Batmans for?" It's a nice set, though, and while mostly reuse, each figure does have something new about it to entice a purchase.
     
  7. cooleddie74

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    See, this is how you do straight repacks of older figures. Make them a store exclusive so they don't pile up in every conceivable retail outlet from Maine to California and use some of the best molds you have in your vault. While Mattel is a toy company that I've never been too impressed with when it comes to action figures their Dark Knight Trilogy three-pack set was a better idea for a straight repack of older product than some I've seen come out of other companies for other film franchises in the recent past.

    Plus, Batman's always hot with somebody somewhere even if they're six years old.
     
  8. Admiral_Young

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    I still want to get that three pack. Especially for the "Batman Begins" Batman suit.
     
  9. BennieGamali

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    I've not gotten to start building the modelship yet. But I will post a pic when i'm done!! Will be fun!

    Oh.. And the plushie crocodile isn't mine.. that one belongs to my dog.
     
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    oh.. oh I want those ST action figures
     
  11. cooleddie74

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    I want that brand new Star Trek Visual Dictionary! I need to go pick up a copy if they've started showing up at the local booksellers.
     
  12. BennieGamali

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    It's got a lot of nice pictures and stuff. I would have liked one that was pure TOS or TNG though. Or.. more like.. I would like one of each of those.
     
  13. cooleddie74

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    The numerous and different Star Wars Visual Dictionaries published by the same company are always a lot of informative fun. If the Trek version is similar then I can't wait to take a look at it.
     
  14. OdoWanKenobi

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    It's not quite straight repack, though. The TDK version has a new head, and a cloth cape. The TDKR version has a new head and accessory.

    As much as I may complain about certain things Mattel does, DC Universe is still one of my favorite lines ever. There has never been, and probably never will be again a more comprehensive line of DC figures. Not to mention the excellent sculpts, and the high level of articulation. They really did hit a home run with this one. It's earned its place in the pantheon of great toy lines in history.
     
  15. cooleddie74

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    You're right, I had forgotten that two of the figures in that set contained some new parts. Still, there are so many recycled components and materials in that three-pack that the whole set seemed like a bit of a win-win for Mattel. Even if they didn't have runaway blockbuster sales they'd probably recoup their investment in the set and maybe a little bit more than that.
     
  16. Roshi

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    There should be a Carl Spock figurine!
     
  17. cooleddie74

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    Damn straight, bro.
     
  18. Admiral_Young

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    ^ The Star Trek Visual Dictionary (to temporary go off topic) is pretty awesome and well worth picking up, especially if you're a fan of their Star Wars DK books. It should be noted that this is one of their "Visual Dictonaries" which is different from their Visual Guides and not as in depth, but it covers the entire series and films from the "Prime Universe" and does a really great job of doing it. I am hoping the sales for this merit doing a JJ Trek one, or Visual Guides. I've been waiting for one of these forever, and still can't quite believe we finally got one.
     
  19. cooleddie74

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    The Guides and Dictionaries published by DK are amazing. I imagine if they did an extra-thick, even more detailed Trek Guide or Dictionary along the lines of the most recent hardback Star Wars Dictionary it would be one of the most informative and detailed Trek books ever published. The Trek universe is even bigger and more detailed than the Lucas galaxy so they could create a huge volume if they set their minds to it and wanted to publish one.
     
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    Is there a high quality Adam West Batman figure out there?