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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    Coverage of Toy Fair begins tomorrow. I'm so stoked. The collecting sites are going to light up like a forest of Christmas trees and I can't wait for all the feedback.
     
  2. Hound of UIster

    Hound of UIster Vice Admiral Admiral

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    First pics of Windblade, the transformer designed from an online fan poll asking what the fans wanted. Apparently the results were a red, female jetformer. Good chance of a Slipstream remold from this toy. Also the first pics of the rumored LEADER class Jetfire. Can't wait for Megatron.

    Edit: Apparently the Generations Legends line (Shrapnel/Swerve/Tailgate/Cosmos) was cancelled.
     
  3. OdoWanKenobi

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    I'm not saying this as a criticism, but Windblade looks to me like something that should be battling the Power Rangers.

    Here's a short and sweet Crossover update. Seriously guys, I need a title and am open to suggestions:
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  4. Admiral_Young

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    Oh boy...they're not going to like what comes next!


    Also @OdoWan Nightwing does indeed looked tweaked/altered. I don't know why. It's different from the first one that was showed, that one is supposed to come out in May, this might be a variant for some reason. Hopefully we'll get an explanation on the weekend.
     
  5. Saga

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    man, i can't believe that line was canceled. i was so looking forward to getting Swerve and Cosmos.

    as for Windblade...i have no problem with the character. sure, a robot geisha is dumb...but its not the most absurd thing in TF history. i think the toy looks cool.
     
  6. Chris3123

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    The Back to the Future ReAction figures have been revealed:

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    I've been waiting forever for BTTF figures, and when we finally get some they're just crappy looking retro-style ones. :(

    ETA: And here's the Buffy and Mal Reynolds figures:

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    Interestingly it looks more like Kristy Swanson's Buffy than SMG's.

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    I'm sorry, but that face is the complete opposite of badass. :lol:

    More Firefly figures and others in the line can be seen here.
     
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  7. Admiral_Young

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    Wow...those are kind of underwhelming, but I guess since they're waiting for final approval these are prototypes, I hope so because the likenesses aren't there including with the BTTF figures.
     
  8. Roshi

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    Am I to understand that Hasbro is going to release Gen 1 Soundwave with the cassettes???

    I bought Gen 1 Starscream a couple of years ago and was disappointed they didn't release other Gen 1 Transformers.

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  9. OdoWanKenobi

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    Buffy looks like Anna Nicole Smith.

    I really don't get these. Why do people want to pay modern prices for intentionally shitty action figures? These are awful! If you saw a company putting these out unironically, you would be furious! Toy sculpting has come ridiculously far in the decades since figures like this were made. When does pandering to misplaced nostalgia hit its breaking point? How can someone be nostalgic for action figures of shows that didn't exist when action figures were this terrible? It's as if toy companies have realized "Oh, we can make the cheapest, crappiest figures possible, but we'll still sell a bunch of them if we call them retro." I guess at least these are at least new figures, which makes them a step up from Playmates re-releasing the same god-damn twenty-five year old Ninja Turtles figures and charging $14.99 for them.
     
  10. C.E. Evans

    C.E. Evans Admiral Admiral

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    I actually think they were better in the decade these figures would have been made (I'm thinking of lines like The Black Hole, Battlestar Galactica, the Gil Gerard Buck Rogers, etc).

    The bodies for these new ReAction figures are okay as far as retro goes, but the heads seem a bit too large to me.
     
  11. Hound of UIster

    Hound of UIster Vice Admiral Admiral

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    No the Masterpiece Soundwave is going to be re-released.
     
  12. Chris3123

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    Bif Bang Pow! is making 3.75" The Big Bang Theory action figures.

    link with pics

    The image quality isn't too good, but from what I can see the likenesses look OK. We'll get a better look once the Toy Fair starts.
     
  13. cooleddie74

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    I don't expect much from those retro movie and TV action figures because they're supposed to mimic the limited articulation and sculpting of action figures that were released in the seventies and eighties (and in some cases the nineties), so they don't bother me. For what they are they're fun and nice and I get what the company's doing here. The George McFly has a nice resemblance to Crispin Glover, at least in the eyes and eyebrows.

    Had these been in stores when I was about ten or eleven years old I'd probably have gone wild for some of 'em. I know I and at least one other guy on this board wouldn't mind seeing a Jewel Staite figure from Firefly. ;) Even if she's a little plastic train wreck with only a faint resemblance to the real Jewel at least she'd have a figure.
     
  14. OdoWanKenobi

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    Hasbro just announced deluxe figures for the 6" Black Series! First out of the gate are a Scout Trooper with Speeder Bike and Jabba the Hutt! Rock on!

    Also announced for wave four of the 6" figures are Chewbacca, Episode II Clone Trooper, ROTJ Vader (with two piece removable helmet), Jedi Luke (with interchangeable open or closed shirt flap) and a new Sandtrooper variant (probably just different pauldron color, but no pics yet.)
     
  15. cooleddie74

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    Sweet! I'd actually heard about these being possibilities a few months back thanks to the guys on the collecting sites, but it's great to know they're actually confirmed and not just strong rumors. :)

    They also just confirmed a 6" Black Series Vader with removable helmet (ROTJ), Chewbacca and a Jedi Luke in his black outfit.
     
  16. Gep Malakai

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    Update on that: no it wasn't! Hasbro just announced new figures in the Legends assortment and they say they're manufacturing more Cosmos and Swerve figures.

    Sounds like this was a rumor that got out of hand.
     
  17. OdoWanKenobi

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    Ok, sounds like the Amazing Spider-Man 2 Legends that are on shelves now are the extent of it. The second wave of Captain America figures will be the extent of that, as well.

    GotG Legends will be Starlord, Drax, Gamora, and Rocket Raccoon, with Groot as the BAF. I figure Rocket had better come with the torso piece, and a BFG if they're going to charge the same amount as everyone else for him. Also, there will be a couple comic based Legends: Cosmic Iron Man, and Nova.
     
  18. cooleddie74

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    According to Jedi Temple Archives, the Black Series packaging is getting an overhaul with some different colors. Also, there'll be a Sandtrooper corporal variant of the 6" figure for rank and squad builders.
     
  19. Kira's Mom

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    I spent much of yesterday shoveling snow (and spraining my ankle in the process), but I managed to throw together a Clintasha Valentine's Day:

    Imitating Mickey and Minnie:

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    Awwwww.

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    Also, I made a card based on something found on Tumblr:

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  20. cooleddie74

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    New Star Wars figures, including the long-awaited upgrade of Ree-Yees from Jabba's Palace and Sgt. Doallyn from the same film.

    Also: new Black Series 3.75" packaging design in the back.

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