The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Ghouleddie74, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. Ghouleddie74

    Ghouleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    TJ Maxx stores seem to be getting quite a few of the 2010-11 Saga Legends figures of all stripes, including the excellent Stormtrooper that was probably the best army builder in that entire line (though the Spacetrooper is probably the most popular and hardest to find). The chain is selling these figures for just $4.99 each and selection varies from store to store, but there've been a few reports here and there that the Stormtrooper is showing up in decent numbers.
     
  2. Mia Corvere

    Mia Corvere Continuity Spackle Moderator

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    I always wondered about that, as I knew there seemed to be two wikis running around.
     
  3. Gepard

    Gepard Vice Admiral Admiral

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    It can be confusing, what with Tetraan 1 using the current Wiki layout. You'd think it would be the "legit" one, but it's actually the other way around.
     
  4. OdoWanKenobi

    OdoWanKenobi Admiral Admiral

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    Mutenroshi, the smaller ones are the McFarlane Spartans, right? Who makes the larger blue one? I've got a couple of those lying around somewhere. The Halo stuff is about the only halfway decent stuff that McFarlane makes any more.
     
  5. Omae Wa Mu Roshindeiru

    Omae Wa Mu Roshindeiru Admiral Admiral

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    You're right, the three smaller ones are from McFarlane's. They're their standard 6 inches.
    The larger one comes from Square Enix / Play Arts. He's all fabulous and shiny.

    I've order this baby:

    [​IMG]

    Won't be released until June, though.
     
  6. Admiral_Young

    Admiral_Young Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I always think Red Vs Blue when I see Halo figures :)
     
  7. Ghouleddie74

    Ghouleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I always think ”I'm not playing enough Halo.” :)
     
  8. Lucifer Sam

    Lucifer Sam Admiral Admiral

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    There's been nothing in this thread that made me think "I have to have that," until now.
     
  9. OdoWanKenobi

    OdoWanKenobi Admiral Admiral

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    ^You are apparently very hard to please. This thread has been like porn for me.
     
  10. Ghouleddie74

    Ghouleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I aim to please. Which, coincidentally, is often said in porn.
     
  11. OdoWanKenobi

    OdoWanKenobi Admiral Admiral

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    Yeah, now aim that thing somewhere else, please. :eek:
     
  12. Ghouleddie74

    Ghouleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    And....scene.

    Did anyone else here catch the season finale of The Clone Wars this morning? There are so many terrific characters in that show and over the course of the last few episodes that deserve being turned into detailed action figures (thanks a lot for killing the line, Hasbro), not the least of which are the Jedi Temple Guards with their facial masks and double gold-bladed security sabers.
     
  13. Admiral_Young

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    I just watched it...what a magnificent episode. I teared up. Ahsoka is my favourite character of the series, and I can't wait to see where this goes next season. Why did Hasbro kill the line? Seems to me there is still more potential for figures.
     
  14. Ghouleddie74

    Ghouleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Officially? "New direction and plans for the future of the Star Wars line" and "the Clone Wars has run its course."

    Unofficially? 2012 sales of overshipped, poorly distributed and disappointing Clone Wars figures were a major letdown (although Canada, Europe and Asia are all getting the first and final wave of 2013 so what's the deal with that?) and the company is complaining about higher wages for Chinese factory workers and cutting corners to compensate. Either way, the Clone Wars line is dead after almost five years.
     
  15. Lucifer Sam

    Lucifer Sam Admiral Admiral

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    Nah. It's just most of this stuff really isn't my thing.

    But Pew Pew Kirk is beyond awesome.
     
  16. Admiral_Young

    Admiral_Young Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    That means no more new Ahsoka figures :( Ah well. Yeah I saw that we are getting the new wave but you guys are excluded? That's weird. We usually get screwed over on these types of things lol.
     
  17. Ghouleddie74

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    It's possible realistic Clone Wars figures could come out in the upcoming Black Series and Saga Legends lines, but as far as Hasbro's concerned the animated figure line is dead and buried after this green-packaged 2013 wave you guys are getting.

    I don't know why the U.S. market is getting screwed this time but it's definitely unusual for us to not get figures.
     
  18. Omae Wa Mu Roshindeiru

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    Guess which scene I'll recreate when I get my Red Spartan?

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Darth Rey

    Darth Rey My destiny to embrace the Dark Side has begun Premium Member

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    Oh cool a game. I'm going with Reservoir Dogs.
     
  20. Ghouleddie74

    Ghouleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    ”Put down the gun, Mr. Blue!”