The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

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

  1. ManOnTheWave

    ManOnTheWave Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Just checked out TRU. They have the four foot FO Stormtrooper and the four foot Darth Vader. Do want.
     
  2. Tom Hendricks

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    Vader's voice is very weird with this.

    I was at Target today, no didn't buy anything as much as I was tempted. They got additional 6" Black figures in, they had multiples of Kylo, Chewbacca, and Finn. They also had this, it is $49 but probably worth it.
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  3. cooleddie74

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    I saw that at my Target the other day. I don't collect those but that set looks nice for what it is.

    Mine has yet to restock any of the new 6" Black Series figures and the peg wall is still just as dry as it was the past few times I checked. Force Friday wiped out a lot of my area stores.
     
  4. Kira's Mom

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    Mini Grace went with me to D.C. last week. She had fun seeing everything!

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    She got some fun souvenirs, too!

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  5. cooleddie74

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    It's always preferable seeing a doll in front of Congress rather than a bunch of puppets. :)
     
  6. Unicron

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    I have the original (orange) version of the Samus figure and I might have to look for Link. Is he a new addition for W4? It'd be nice to find the Metroid too but I haven't yet seen it locally. :p
     
  7. BillJ

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    Local Wal-Mart had a shitload of 3.75" Poe Dameron. But nothing beyond that.
     
  8. cooleddie74

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    Constable Zuvio and the Resistance Trooper are the big 3.75" pegwarmers in my area, unless you count the vastly overpriced and goofy-looking Armor Up assortment figures in the larger packaging.

    Boba Fett needs armor to cover and protect his durable and battle-tested Mandalorian armor, but that armor only comes down to his waistline? Not even a classroom full of the smartest Jedi younglings with Yoda as their teacher could solve that math problem.
     
  9. Admiral_Young

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    So just as I posted the other day...Wallmart restocked, but once again the shelves were raided. Chewie. Finn, and the botched Rey were left behind. I still can't believe how badly they botched her.
     
  10. cooleddie74

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    I have yet to see a 6" Rey in person except for one copy that's being sold by a local shop owner for more than I want to pay for her. I don't think she looks terrible in any way, but they definitely should have applied superior paint apps to the head sculpt for the prices of these 6" figures.

    Frankly, the BB-8 included in the package interests and excites me more than the Rey figure.
     
  11. Admiral_Young

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    I suspect BB is the only reason why people are still buying the figure. If you watch Youtube reviews her sculpt, paint job, and likeness are all cited as major negatives.

    I hope Hasbro corrects this in a re-release. It was my most anticipated release from the Black Series for The Force Awakens as mentioned before. I still might pick up Elite Series Rey.
     
  12. cooleddie74

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    I said it before: the 3.75" figure of Rey with just 5 POA looks better than the premium, 6-inch Black Series version of her. That should never be the case with any character, but that's just the kind of Quality Control collectors have to put up with these days.
     
  13. Admiral_Young

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    Every other version of Rey looks better to be fair.
     
  14. Shazam!

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    The SA 3 3/4 Rey looks to be the best Rey figure.
     
  15. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I finally scored the basic carded 3.75" Kylo Ren and Captain Phasma yesterday evening. It took three weeks to track them down but I happened to spot them for $8 each and went ahead and picked them up. Who knows when many of us will again see either of those figures the way restocking is going at most big box retail stores.
     
  16. Admiral_Young

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    ^ Congrats! I'm still hoping to score the Vader/Ahsoka "Rebels" two pack.
     
  17. cooleddie74

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    Good luck, man. I have yet to track down any of those new 2-packs in my own area and I've been using the Target DPCI number trackers to locate shipments of those figures that may or may not yet be out on the sales floor. Between Brickseek and Fyndly I've learned that about 60% of Target stores nationwide have those 2-packs in stock and right now none of the stores within easy driving distance have any of them.

    My Target's pegs right now are drier than the surface of Tatooine.
     
  18. Admiral_Young

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    ^ Yeah I may have to get them on Big Bad when they're available. Or put them in my loot to make sure I'm able to get them.
     
  19. cooleddie74

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    On the bright side, Walgreens is getting Wave 2 of the 6" figures with Captain Phasma and Poe Dameron, so there's always that chain to look for the newest stuff the big box retailers either can't stock or won't.
     
  20. Admiral_Young

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    ^ Unfortunately we don't have that chain in Canada.