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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    Just breaking:

    According to the collecting site Yodasnews it looks like we'll be getting 6" Black Series versions of C-3PO, Han Solo in Stormtrooper Disguise and Bossk around October. Also, collectors will supposedly be able to order solid cases of not only these three new figures but also Boba Fett and the Stormtrooper!
     
  2. Tom Hendricks

    Tom Hendricks I like the Beats and the Shouting Premium Member

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    Does he come with fractured ankle?
     
  3. OdoWanKenobi

    OdoWanKenobi Admiral Admiral

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    DAMN YOU HASB......Oh wait.
     
  4. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    "I'm pegwarming....and I can't get up!"

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    I kid the Stormtrooper Han. I doubt he'd be a slow or poor seller.
     
  5. OdoWanKenobi

    OdoWanKenobi Admiral Admiral

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    I think they must have deliberately made sure we couldn't create out own, by making the neck balls different sizes. Yes, I checked. I was sure it would be the easiest custom ever.

    Well, at least it might have been if I could ever find a Stormtrooper. It's Boba Fett all over again.
     
  6. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I know the feeling.

    There've been 11 six-inch figures released so far (not counting the SDCC-exclusive Boba with Carbonite Han) and I've seen ten of them. All except the Stormtrooper.

    I know he's going to be shipped again in the Wave 4 case assortment, but knowing collectors and scalpers it won't make him all that much easier to find.
     
  7. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Brand new, packaged images of the Darth Vader wave of 6" Black Series figures just hit. This is the first assortment in the new, slightly revamped window packaging.

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  8. OdoWanKenobi

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    Whoa! Packaged shots before we've even seen a proto? What is this madness?

    I know it's a bad pic, but Vader's proportions look off. I hope it's just a trick of the light.
     
  9. cooleddie74

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    Could also be the way he's crammed into the form-fitting tray and his head and limbs are all sort of crunched up.

    For the record, this is the removable helmet Vader but they just don't have the helmet off to display Anakin's scarred and damaged head sculpt. I'd prefer if they did, but I understand the collectors who say they prefer the helmet on inside the packaging.
     
  10. OdoWanKenobi

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    Oh, and can I just say how pleased I am that they seem dedicated to giving us as many versions of Luke as possible. Usually I would be annoyed at endless character variants, but this is Luke Fucking Skywalker. Every single thing he wore is incredibly iconic in my mind.
     
  11. LordMudd

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    Just a suggestion for future reference, if you are trying to put a larger socket over a smaller ball, you can stuff the hole to tighten it up. I use paper tape (medical supply) for smaller scale adjustments. For the reverse you might try sanding the ball down.

    CCC.
     
  12. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Yeah, I'd rather see half a dozen new Lukes in 6" scale than half a dozen more 3.75" Anakins. We haven't been getting enough OT characters.
     
  13. OdoWanKenobi

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    Oh yeah, I've done the odd customization here and there. I was just trying this one because I was curious if it was as simple as swapping the heads. I had no intention of it actually being on my shelf, as I just have one Han and one Sandtrooper (who the Stormtrooper shares most of a mold with.
     
  14. cooleddie74

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    If we're getting an official 6" Han in Stormtrooper Disguise I wonder if a Stormtrooper Luke won't be far behind. They released both of them in 3.75" scale in the Legacy Collection in 2008 and 2009.
     
  15. OdoWanKenobi

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    Observation of how far gone I am: I bought a bookshelf today. Before there are even any books in it, it has toys on top of it.
     
  16. cooleddie74

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    Simon Pegg - a geek after our own hearts - waxes nostalgic about Star Wars toys on Twitter:

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  17. shivkala

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    Makes me wonder:
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  18. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    :hugegrin: :razz:

    Well played.
     
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    I don't know or care who that is, but what gets me is he will never see that response, and people like that deserve to see it.


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  20. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Who knows, the other guy might have already seen that Simon Pegg Tweeted those. I know if Simon Pegg replied to one of my Tweets I'd be smiling like a little kid.