The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

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

  1. cooleddie74

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    Nice. Sounds like Wave 8 (Revenge of the Jedi) if you're seeing the white and black Endor Rebels. That was a great wave because it also had a variant of the Stormtrooper with a slightly different helmet and paint apps than the previous releases of the VC41 Vintage Stormtrooper a little earlier in 2011.
     
  2. JoeZhang

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    Why does he have that massive scar on his face?
     
  3. cooleddie74

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    That's sort of how I have to sit down after I eat Thanksgiving dinner. I'm lucky if I'm even able to get back up from a sitting position after enjoying the meals my family and friends cook.
     
  4. OdoWanKenobi

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    Because Constantine has a scar? :confused:
     
  5. cooleddie74

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    I decided not to brave the local Walmarts today to try to pick up one of those $25.00 Star Wars 8-packs of figures. Besides, all the best ones were probably picked over last night right after people finished their Thanksgiving dinner and decided to do some post-meal shopping to beat the Black Friday morning avalanche.

    If I missed the 8-pack containing the figures I needed I'll just have to settle for that and get them somewhere else...I'm not braving those insane, borderline dangerous crowds to pay $3.13 each for a value pack of action figures even if some of them did have characters I've been wanting for a couple of months now.
     
  6. Admiral_Young

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    I picked up Justice League New 52 Wonder Woman today. I must say that while I'm impressed with her sculpt and it captures the Jim Lee art really well...she has terrible articulation compared to my New 52 Batman. Also her sword barely fits into her hand, which kind of sucks. I'm still pleased with the purchase though. I also went to buy Arthur but he was surprisingly sold out! I might have to pick him up online...I can't wait until Superman is out next month.
     
  7. cooleddie74

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    Did anybody here score any interesting toys or other collectibles on Black Friday yesterday? Any fun (or disturbing) toy shopping reports to make from the post-Thanksgiving retail blizzard?
     
  8. OdoWanKenobi

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    Black Friday doesn't usually seem to be the day for scoring toys. I tend to think of it more as the day for cheap video games or blu rays. The Wal-Mart 8 packs were the only really great deal I saw that would have been of interest to collectors.
     
  9. cooleddie74

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    My friend's toy shop had one thing of interest today: a VC12 Darth Sidious from Episode III(the one with the scary face and brown furry Chancellor's robes that a lot of collectors have had trouble finding). I've been wanting a second one so I couldn't turn him down...plus because the cardback had been creased a little and my friend and his partners were having kind of a Black Friday/Thanksgiving weekend sale they let me have it for just $4.00!
     
  10. cooleddie74

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    Picked up the 2007 Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes collector's tin Cantina Band figure set for just $10...it was in a near-mint package but was marked down for quick sale due to the Thanksgiving weekend. When it was brand new a few years ago it was a $29.99 Walmart exclusive.
     
  11. cooleddie74

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    Which means figures are not far behind. After getting a breather for a bit at retail, Hasbro and Mattel both resume their assault on my wallet. :techman:
     
  13. cooleddie74

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    I know the feeling. Something tells me the first new figures we'll see will be the final figures in the 2012 Movie Heroes line (Episode III Anakin, Sandtrooper, Boba Fett and blast-apart Battle Droid) since they've already been spotted in East Asia. The first waves of 2013 Droid Factory, Clone Wars and Movie Heroes aren't supposed to hit until at least January but we'll see...sometimes new stuff hits retail sooner than originally planned.
     
  14. OdoWanKenobi

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    Finally got my shipping notice for my Hot Toys Hawkeye. I'll have him on Friday. Oh, and the 14 day notice for charging on Captain America, so he'll be coming down the pipe very soon, too.
     
  15. cooleddie74

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    Sweet....you'll have to post pics after you get him. The online photo I saw looked great.
     
  16. OdoWanKenobi

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    If all goes well, and there are no more delays, then Black Widow should be coming before the end of December as well. This will be a Marvel-ous month.

    Ok, sorry. I couldn't resist. :lol:
     
  17. Kira's Mom

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    :drool: I'm so jealous. I just couldn't justify spending that much money on a toy this year, though.
     
  18. cooleddie74

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    Hey, as long as you don't go on eBay and spend $70 on one new Star Wars action figure you have nothing to worry about or be ashamed of. ;)
     
  19. OdoWanKenobi

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    NECA Chell!
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    Due in February. Do want! :D
     
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