The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

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

  1. Hound of UIster

    Hound of UIster Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Official Hasbro Photos of:

    Protectobots

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    Defensor

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    Constructicons
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    Cyclonus
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    Ultra Magnus
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    Reportedly according to a Hasbro rep at Toyfair, it indeed was a scale issue. Of course both Bonecrusher and Scrapper also have more updated vehicle modes. It's not just that noticeable for them.


    You are absolutely right. The Legends figures are all glorified chest plates or weapons. They needed to get rid of Groove for Rook mostly to spread the costs of a Brawl mode. I think Rook is a genius move to reflect how policing has change from that of the 80s (in the g1 cartoon) to the more militarized form you have now. Same Streetwise having a shotgun.
     
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  2. Gep Malakai

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    Ultra Magnus is beautiful. He turned out way nicer than I was expecting. Him and the upcoming leader Megatron I need in my life. NEED THEM.

    Hot Spot/Defensor looks really cool, but I'm dissapointed at how many molds turned out to be retools and likely pretools for other figures down the line (Hello, future Onslaught and probably Brawl). I can't really justify dropping a lot of cash on multiple copies of basically the same toy, especially when the deluxe molds all share very similar engineering already, so I guess I'll have to pick up only a couple of teams and skip the rest.

    Devastator....ugh. The individual robots look so awful. Really disappointed.
     
  3. Chris3123

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    We finally get to see Diamond Select's Age of Ultron Black Widow:

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    With 12 figures, Janine and Louis seem very plausible.

    ETA: Oooh! TNG phaser! About time. Tricorder next, please!
     
  4. Hound of UIster

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    That was kinda expected once they unveiled Offroad and Alpha Bravo. My main fear is that Brawl will be downgraded to a legends (and a repainted Warpath or Megatron) and not a remolded Rook or else Rook is remolded to a brand new character for the Combaticons. Otherwise I think Hasbro's Design Team did the best with the ridiculous requirements they had from retailers and Hasbro Management.

    I agree about the Constructicons. The real stars were Ultra Magnus and the Protectobots.
     
  5. cooleddie74

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    Good to know. 12 figures in the series could mean we'll also get Vigo the Carpathian and a Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man, albeit a Stay-Puft (obviously) not to exact scale with the other characters. The first two movies have enough secondary background characters that there's plenty of fodder to fill out twelve slots in the line, and they can even make two different versions of Louis (the original film and Ghostbusters 2 Louis in the Ghostbuster jumpsuit with a proton pack).
     
  6. Chris3123

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    Um, ok. :rofl: Yeah, I know it's probably aimed at the younger ones, but still.

    The article said "from the first movie", so no Vigo or Ghostbuster Louis, unfortunately. At least not in the line they have planned.
     
  7. cooleddie74

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    Ah, overlooked that part. Well, that means they can make a William Atherton, the Library Ghost and a few other characters. I don't know if Atherton's ever had a toy or collectible made of any of his film or television characters so this might be the first if they indeed go that route.
     
  8. Trekker4747

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    Am I imagining things or did they give the figure a camel toe?

    :wtf:
     
  9. Unicron

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    The only Constructicon I'm really worried about based on the pictures is Long Haul. A lot of fans have been critical of the limb issues, understandably, but overall I don't mind most of them too much. Hook's look kind of weird because his arms are thin, but Long Haul looks very disproportionate. I wonder if that's another area that could have been improved without compromising Devastator's stability.

    I'm keeping an open mind on the Protectobots. I'm kind of mixed when it comes to the mold recycling, which doesn't surprise me but I think Hasbro needs to make sure they make the characters distinct enough. Hot Spot's new vehicle mode is kind of unusual but in a good way (IMO) because it's easier to picture him looking this way on Cybertron. However, I'd think the mold would have to be retooled a bit for Onslaught so he doesn't look like an evil rescue vehicle. I still kind of wish Groove was in Rook's place (I still don't like him as the chest, cause it just looks awful), but in fairness I think Rook has some interesting potential. A SWAT type vehicle is indeed a very interesting change.

    I really like the Ultra Magnus mold. I've always been a fan of the original, and I'm glad this one keeps a lot of the classic design while also including some of IDW's cool variations. :techman:
     
  10. Kira's Mom

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    Meh. The Winter Soldier Tasha looks better.
     
  11. od0_ital

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    Wow...how close are ya lookin' at an action figure?

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  12. cooleddie74

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    On the bright side he didn't say "hey, that department store mannequin looks like she's sporting a major camel toe."
     
  13. OdoWanKenobi

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    It's the eyes throwing it off. They look lifeless and alien.
     
  14. Kira's Mom

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    Funko showed off its 2015 line-up. The Pop!Vinyl line includes Doctor Who! Squeeeeee!
     
  15. cooleddie74

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    Nice! Those look great! I need to get more of these.
     
  16. Chris3123

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    Mattel make a figure of Dickless... er, Walter Peck for their line. He even came with the ghost containment system (presumably so people would actually have a reason to buy him ;)). Pic. I really wanted that accessory (it even opens up and came with a trap), but I wasn't going to spend $20+ to get it with such a lame figure.

    Other than the guys, here's who I think they should make:

    Janine (Mattel didn't make one of her. But they made Peck! Boo!)
    Louis and Dana as the Keymaster and Gatekeeper (Mattel made both)
    Someone should come with Slimer.
    Gozer + Terror Dogs (Mattel didn't make these, but NECA did in their brief, Ghostbuster-less line)
    Scaled ECTO-1 (Diamond Select made an electronic BTTF DeLorean, so why not?)
     
  17. Admiral_Young

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    I agree with OdoWan. They need to do something with the eyes.
     
  18. cooleddie74

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    Ah, that explains why I don't remember the William Atherton figure from Mattel. He was made my Mattel. I normally have little to do with Mattel action figures and barely give their retail pegs any attention. Thanks for that link, because I probably would never have known about his existence had somebody not said something.
     
  19. Flying Spaghetti Monster

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    It's a shame they never made a Captain Chaos action figure.
     
  20. cooleddie74

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    Scored three of the five brand-new Mission Series 2-packs earlier today at my local Target:

    Wullffwarro & Wookiee Warrior (Rebels)
    Cikatro Vizago & IG-RM (Rebels)
    Bossk & IG-88

    The only sets in the newest wave assortment they didn't have were the two with Sabine from Rebels and Wicket the Ewok. I got 10% off each set because of minor damage to their packaging, so they cost just $8.99 each.