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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    At least for now most of the brand new characters come from the Clone Wars animated series and the Expanded Universe literature and video games, so for the next few years the numbers of new figures should be somewhat predictable and reasonable. After the new Trilogy kicks off, though, it's gonna be Thunderdome in Walmarts and Toys 'R' Us stores.
     
  2. cooleddie74

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    My first case of the final wave of The Vintage Collection just showed up! :cool:

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  3. Captain Craig

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    I know a guy who has his family entertainment room decked out as his Star Wars shrine. On the entire left side of the wall is a huge 20' mounted case that has 4 layers per section and is mirrored so you can see the figs backs. Each of the 5 sections is mounted end-to-end for one long affect. It starts with the orig figs from the trilogy and moves through each film. He and I were talking after all this Episodes 7-9 announcement and he reiterated the sentiment I'm reading by here and by other die hard SW collectors. Crap another 10-15yrs of figs easily....where will I put them? I told him his book shelves on the other side of the wall need a new home apparently. He thinks his wife wouldn't go for both walls as a shrine to plastic action figures. Imagine that. ;)
     
  4. cooleddie74

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    So far I can confine almost all of my collection to just one room, but I have the luxury of keeping certain items in plastic storage tubs with lids to save some space. Yeah, the 2015-2025 period for collecting is going to be hectic, possibly moreso than the Prequel era of 1999-2005 was since the Sequel Trilogy will have more beloved and classic characters than Episodes I, II and III and might be received a whole lot better by the fans.
     
  5. Hound of UIster

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    Now there are rumors that Disney might try to buy Hasbro.
     
  6. C.E. Evans

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    I call internet gossip on that one. Someone somewhere said that since Disney bought Lucasfilms, they might buy the company that makes Star Wars toys too and away we go...
     
  7. cooleddie74

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    I'd be lying if I said I hadn't wondered about Disney buying Hasbro after they took over Lucasfilm (Hasbro and - before it - Kenner have been the primary toy and collectible makers for SW since 1977-78) and it might be a possibility in the future, but for right now I'm gonna agree with C.E. and call it a Web rumor and nothing more.
     
  8. Captain Craig

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    Plus Hasbro also still has the Marvel license.
     
  9. cooleddie74

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    Just got the confirmation my second case of Vintage Wave 16 will be here today! Sweet. I was worried at first it might be hard to score an online exclusive wave (and the last one for the next couple of years) that has a more limited production run, but it's been a piece of cake for the most part. It's looking for most 2012 figures in stores that's been a ginormous pain in the butt.
     
  10. Roshi

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    Dans ton cul, cherche bien...
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  12. cooleddie74

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    Vote Hasbro.

    Mattel hates America.
     
  13. Kira's Mom

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    Vote for Marriage Equality for action figures!
     
  14. OdoWanKenobi

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    The DC Universe Uncle Sam coming out later this month would like a word with you. :p
     
  15. cooleddie74

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    I got my second case of Vintage Wave 16 on Election Day right after voting. I love that new Emperor's Royal Guard and the Old Republic Trooper...heck, I love 'em all, even the Walmart "Discover the Force" repacks.
     
  16. cooleddie74

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    How the Brian's Toys-exclusive Jocasta Nu and her accessories will be packaged inside their hinged box:

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    And a hi-res closeup of her cardback reverse:

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  17. Kira's Mom

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    Hobbit toys are starting to show up- I picked up a plushie Bilbo at Barnes and Noble today. Hawkeye has a new friend!

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    Hawkeye fell off my shelf and has black marks on him that I can't get off. :( No idea what the stuff is.

    Rory wonders what hobbitses taste like, Precious? :p

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  18. cooleddie74

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    I have been oddly absent from this thread for a while. Here's a few Mass Effect figures I got recently to make up for it.

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  20. cooleddie74

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    I was wondering where you'd gone off to, man. ;)

    Nice photos!