The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

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

  1. Chris3123

    Chris3123 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I got the Black Series deluxe Biker Scout myself, from my sister. Also quite impressive. :techman:
     
  2. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    The better value of the two current Deluxe 6" figures, for sure. At least the Biker Scout comes with a weapon and a Speeder Bike complete with a display stand. Jabba looks great, but the Biker Scout is just the better purchase and comes with far more plastic. Congrats! He looks great either inside or outside of the window box, doesn't he?
     
  3. Chris3123

    Chris3123 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Definitely. I've seen both together at Target, and there really is no comparison.

    I hadn't yet taken him out of the box, but I just did. Looks great, a lot of detail. I noticed that when you move the rear flaps up, you can even see the detail of the thrusters underneath. I also like the scuff and dirt detail on the bike and the trooper. I have the old Power of the Force version of the Scout/bike, but I can't find it anywhere. It would be cool to have a side by side comparison. Heh, remember that bike's dumb "fall apart" feature?

    BTW, I can't seem to get the bike to sit on the stand properly. Is the ball supposed to fit snug inside the socket, or do you just have to shift the figure around to get the center of balance in the right place?

    ETA: Got it to balance on the stand, but even a gentle touch causes it to fall over. I just noticed however that it still looks good sitting on a flat surface without the stand.
     
  4. cooleddie74

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    Yeah, the stand isn't a perfect mechanism to display the Speeder Bike (especially with the figure's weight added into the mix), but if you adjust and play with the connection a little bit you should be able to get the Bike and the figure to sit on top of the stand.

    You might want to lean part of it up against a flat surface if you're concerned about the Bike and figure falling off, but with enough practice they should be fine.
     
  5. OdoWanKenobi

    OdoWanKenobi Admiral Admiral

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    All you need is a Mockingbird, and Clint's awkwardness will reach critical mass. :lol:
     
  6. Kira's Mom

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    I'm looking for a Mockingbird! She was part of a West Coast Avengers set, so I hope to find a loose one on ebay.
     
  7. LordMudd

    LordMudd Commander Red Shirt

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    She was in the WCA box set.


    CCC.
     
  8. Kira's Mom

    Kira's Mom Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I know that. I said so in my post.

    Anyway, I just bought a loose Mockingbird from ebay! I'll have her in a week.

    Damn, I wish there were figures of Sersi and Crystal. I still don't get why Crystal wasn't included with the Inhumans set!
     
  9. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Picked up half a dozen 3.75" Star Wars figures at my friend's toy shop. I saw a few others I would have liked to have but he and his business partner were asking just a bit too much for them and couldn't lower the prices right now.
     
  10. Nick086

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    Which Star Wars figures did you get?
     
  11. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Ak-Rev (2008, from the Return of the Jedi Special Edition)
    Han Solo in Stormtrooper Disguise (2009 Legacy Collection)
    Princess Leia (2000, Power of the Force 2 with raised hood and soft goods gown)
    2 x CZ-4 protocol droids
    Rebel Honor Guard (2007, from A New Hope)
     
  12. Stephen!

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    Someone should get you one of these :)
    http://www.geekalerts.com/r2-d2-usb-flash-drive/

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  13. Shazam!

    Shazam! Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Picked up quite a few figures in the sales over the holidays:

    6 inch Star Wars speeder bike
    6 inch Jabba
    All the 6 inch Guardians of the Galaxy
     
  14. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    That might be the best-looking USB flash drive I've ever seen. :)
     
  15. Nick086

    Nick086 Captain Captain

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    Yeah it orgasmic!
     
  16. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    That flash drive has surface details that even the best Hasbro action figures don't bother with.
     
  17. ichab

    ichab Commodore Commodore

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    I have a friend who is like this with comic books. The guy gets all the new releases every year and has a collection so big that his office is loaded with filing cabinets of nothing but comic books. He has number one of most of the marvel superheroes onscreen and can tell you how much each are worth.By the time he retires he'll be able to open his own comic book store that will be envy of geeks everywhere.

    No and I'm kicking myself for not saving those kenner star wars toys back in the early eighties. Those toys were so shitty compared to GI Joe: No joints, they were rarely able to stand up right and the lightsabers were flimsy wicks that looked more like sparklers. I love Star Wars but compared to GI Joe and He-man their toys were weak. I would have been better off leaving them in the packaging.

    Also now that I think about it I never got any star trek figures. I don't even remember seeing them in stores.
     
  18. ichab

    ichab Commodore Commodore

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    I have got to get me one of those.
     
  19. Flying Spaghetti Monster

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    I scored a black series 6 inch Jabba for $32 (Target Christmas sale)
     
  20. OdoWanKenobi

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    ^That's certainly a more palatable price. Paying the full $40 for Jabba has left me with some buyers remorse.

    Here's the new Capullo series Commissioner Gordon. The essential Bat-family character finally gets the excellent figure that he deserves:
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