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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    I also found the new 3.75" Stormtrooper and Captain Rex from the Saga Legends line. Minimal articulation and just $5.99 each, but for what they are they look nice. The Stormtrooper is excellent diorama fodder but he's packed just one per case assortment so unless your timing at brick-and-mortar is excellent or you buy most of your figures online it's gonna be tough to army build him.
     
  2. OdoWanKenobi

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    Ok, more comic. This one is a bit short, but exposition scenes are no fun to write.

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  3. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    This thread has gone from Epic to the coveted, rarely-achieved Epic Squared.
     
  4. Saga

    Saga Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    this can only end one way...Captain Kirk must shag Amy Pond...to save the MULTIVERSE!
     
  5. Gotham Central

    Gotham Central Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Has anyone procured any Hot Toys Man of Steel figures?
     
  6. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Not me. I don't collect any of those characters. OdoWan might, though don't quote me on that.
     
  7. OdoWanKenobi

    OdoWanKenobi Admiral Admiral

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    No, since completing my Avengers, I am 100% out of the Hot Toys game. They were expensive before. Now they're just obscene. More than $200 for even the most basic of figures is ridiculous.
     
  8. Gotham Central

    Gotham Central Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Yeah, the prices have moved into the realm of the absurd. The only figure I have left on order is the Man of Steel Superman. I just wanted one to compliment my Dark Knight Batman. It helps that it comes in at $199 which is the cheapest figure now.

    Would you ever consider getting Bruce Banner to compliment the Hulk?
     
  9. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Jedi Temple Archives and Jedi News.co.uk leak a list of new and upcoming SW product from Hasbro!

    More than a few of these were already announced and known about (the first six figures on the Black Series 3.75" list were actually shown off in a con or fair display late last year), but there are some pretty sweet reveals here. 6" Chewbacca? Nice.
     
  10. Tom Hendricks

    Tom Hendricks Ooohhhhhh, Navy Seals. Premium Member

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    I was in Target yesterday and when I walked into the toy section where Star Wars is, this is what I was greeted with.
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  11. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Did you get one or both of them? Greedo can be tough to spot in some areas and none of the four figures in Wave 2 can really be called a cinch to find.
     
  12. OdoWanKenobi

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    My Toys R Us is Greedos as far as the eye can see. It's Boba Fett that is the true elusive one. Come on, you Mandalorian bastard! Show yourself!
     
  13. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Boba's next to impossible. If I hadn't spotted him when I did I'd probably still be searching in vain for the guy. Yet do they carry him forward into Wave 3 to help meet demand and boost sales? Nope. Han.

    I think the new 6" Han is great. Just not 6" Boba Fett great.
     
  14. Chris3123

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    Let's just hope they do a better job than Diamond Select did. The likenesses in their Serenity line were terrible.
     
  15. OdoWanKenobi

    OdoWanKenobi Admiral Admiral

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    Gah! Don't even remind me of those horrible Diamond figures!

    More figure comic, this time with rudimentary GIMP special effects!
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  16. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    This needs to become a regular webcomic. Now.
     
  17. OdoWanKenobi

    OdoWanKenobi Admiral Admiral

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    Ha, thank you, but no way! Even making one little update is ridiculously time consuming. I'm also nowhere near confident enough in my skills as a writer/photographer/photo editor to share any of this beyond this thread, and Facebook
     
  18. Tom Hendricks

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    Unfortunately no. I just remembered from earlier in the thread you mentioning how tough it was to find Greedo. I thought it was funny that he was right in front on the pegs when I went to Target. While I do love the Star Wars Black series, I'm just not collecting new stuff anymore.
     
  19. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    That's how some of them are. Sometimes you don't spot them until the day you either aren't planning to buy them or can't/won't buy them. I can remember not seeing a character for ages and ages, yet the day I decided not to get it or didn't have enough on me to do so - there he/she is.

    Greedo's nowhere near as hard to find as the Sandtrooper or Boba Fett, but he's scarce compared to the others in the 6" series. Those X-Wing Lukes and R2-D2s just hang on the peg walls, collect dust and get dinged and mashed up from all the handling and getting knocked to the floor. A real shame, because as OdoWan's thread comic shows the X-Wing Luke is a great looking figure in every respect and probably has the closest resemblance to 1977 Mark Hamill of any mass market toy yet made.
     
  20. Saga

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    i see the Sandtrooper all the time. have yet to see Boba Fett though. Darth Maul is kinda hard to find in my area...but not impossible.
     

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