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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    My new 3.75" Star Wars figure scores, thanks to both the biggest area Walmart and a nearby GameStop:

    1 x Captain Rex
    1 x Jon "Dutch" Vander
    1 x Commander Thorn
    1 x Princess Leia Organa (Boushh)
    1 x Mosep Binneed
    1 x Han Solo in Carbonite
    1 x Jawas 2-pack

    Now I'm completely caught up on the Black Series 3.75" line except for three figures: the #09 R2-D2 from back in Wave 2, the new Clone Commander Doom and the C-3PO repack from the Vintage Collection.
     
  2. Flying Spaghetti Monster

    Flying Spaghetti Monster Vice Admiral Admiral

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    i completely agree. It's hard to articulate the point that we are both trying to make. The Kenner toys were accurate, yet, they were also simple and as a result, allowed kids to imagine that there was more to them.

    They are absolutely charming.
     
  3. cooleddie74

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    Today's Star Wars toys are miniature display pieces. Classic Kenner Star Wars toys were toys.
     
  4. Flying Spaghetti Monster

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    That's a great way of phrasing it. I like a lot of the highly detailed newer figures, particularly the Black series, but there are certain ones like the rancor where it just looks better because there isn't so many overwhelming tiny details.
     
  5. cooleddie74

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    There are times that a toy should look like a toy and little more.
     
  6. Flying Spaghetti Monster

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    As some Kenner original stormtroopers were called in, the rancor got hungry and started feasting on my Power of the Force slave Leia
    [​IMG]
     
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  7. cooleddie74

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    Heh. :)

    Oh, I also like the sig from They Live.
     
  8. Flying Spaghetti Monster

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    Thanks! I just love that movie. Love it. I think it is both a B-movie and a strange masterpiece at the strange time that has more to say today than most B movies.

    I want to get some kind of Yoda for this table.
     
  9. cooleddie74

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    Did anybody ever make and release collectible figures based on They Live? 6" or 12" Figures of Nada, Frank and one of the aliens in a business suit would be pretty cool to own and display!
     
  10. Flying Spaghetti Monster

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    I absolutely agree and would buy them in a second. All I've seen are T-shirts
     
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    I would bet Retro Action figures would be the company to make them
     
  12. cooleddie74

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    Art Asylum, perhaps. That way each figure could come with the proper accessories and weapons and perhaps even a backdrop on which to display them.

    Nada could come with the backdrop of the bank, Frank could come with an image of the construction site and the alien could be packaged with one of the "OBEY" or "MARRY AND REPRODUCE" signs behind him. Maybe even both so you can switch one out and replace it with the other! If the alien is supposed to represent the politician seen talking on the TV screen then he could come with a plastic podium to stand behind.
     
  13. Flying Spaghetti Monster

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    That's hilarious!

    Do you like the Retroaction Kenner style figures?
     
  14. cooleddie74

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    Some of them, yeah. The ones based on TOS, Alien and the Terminator movies are my favorites thus far.
     
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    Walmart plan-o-gram is leaked. This will give you Starsy Warsy enthusiasts a good idea about what merchandise to expect.
     
  16. cooleddie74

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    Let's hope that we do indeed get more 3.75" super-articulated figures after September 4th and not just existing stock of the current waves of Black Series figures to sell through, but if both Hasbro and Walmart are smart they'll keep making and stocking the kinds of figures that are proven to sell.
     
  17. Tom Hendricks

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    I guess I'll have to break my vow of never shopping at Wal-Mart.
     
  18. cooleddie74

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    It's when you think you're out that they PULL YOU BACK IN.
     
  19. ManOnTheWave

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    It's Star Wars. I find it hard to believe product won't be everywhere. At least for E VII.
     
  20. cooleddie74

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    It will be.

    If there's one corporate entity on the planet that can market its products even better and more aggressively than George Lucas, it's Disney. We'll be lucky if we don't see Star Wars: Episode VII-branded pregnancy test kits and antacids.