The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

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

  1. od0_ital

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    Has anyone gotten the new Star Trek & TNG action figures of Kirk & Picard? Saw 'em for the first time yesterday at Walgreens, and totally does not look like they are worth twenty bucks each. Am I wrong? Are they awesome out of the package?
     
  2. cooleddie74

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    I saw the Picard the other day at one of my local Walgreens. The Kirk was nowhere to be seen. I really like the Picard and was mostly impressed by the head sculpt and articulation but didn't buy him.

    Maybe when he's on sale or clearance? I already collect Star Wars figures and am not planning to begin another line but if I saw the Kirk and Picard for cheaper than $20 each I'd be very tempted to get both! The back of Picard's packaging says that there's also going to be a Michael Burnham and a TOS Spock in the line so I imagine they'll be Wave 2.
     
  3. od0_ital

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    Yeah, I'm not in a rush to pay $20 each, either. Used to get the Playmates for $5 each, and would have to ask my dad for that. And then decide between a Star Trek action figure or a Star Trek book.

    If the price goes down, I'll probably get 'em, but have only seen 'em at one Walgreens, so far. And if they are only putting out two characters at a time, its going to take forever to get a full crew from any series.
     
  4. Scribble

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    Okay, figures are also getting bigger, but I remember the very first action figure I ever bought with my own money, the allowance I got from my parents.

    I bought a Power Droid from the original Star Wars (1977) 20-Back figure line for $1.75, including tax. It was at K-Mart and my parents let me hand my money to the cashier, myself. $2.00, and I had to do the math for how much change I'd get back.

    I was four.
     
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  5. od0_ital

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    Okay, way back in the third grade, I found a twenty dollar bill in a brown bag with a beer bottle near the tennis courts at the high school where my mother taught. I took the bag to her, she took me & it to the principal. The principal says that if no one claimed the money in thirty days, I could have it. Of course, no one did, since it was found with a beer bottle on campus, so a month later, I got it.

    And I spent the twenty on four DC Super Powers Collection action figures. I think I bought Superman, Firestorm, the Penguin, and Lex Luthor in a Power Suit. They were about four dollars each at a K-Mart in Fort Worth, and my mother taught me about sales tax, that I couldn't afford five figures. So, two good guys, two bad guys.
     
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    Totally unrelated to the above:

    OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!!

    I'll report back later.
     
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    You unrepentant tease, you! :shrug:
     
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  8. BillJ

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    My wife got me Kirk for Christmas. Really nice figure. I'll probably pick up Picard at some point.

    The back box of Kirk had Burnham and the cancelled Discovery phaser.
     
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  10. od0_ital

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    Not in person, but that X-Wing Concept reminds me of the ship design for The Last Starfighter.
     
  11. Astra

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    I got Sherlock and John from The Abominable Bride and I love them!


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  12. BillJ

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    Now we know where Khan is hiding! :shifty:
     
  13. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

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    Found the Marvel Legends First 10 Years Thor / Sif Thor: The Dark World two-pack at Wal-Mart last night for just $13 plus tax. I already have this set, found at a GameStop in Abilene for clearance $25 a few months back. This set will be going to my youngest nephew for his eighth grade graduation gift in a few months since he's been asking me for a Thor action figure that includes the hammer, so the action figure releases for Thor: Ragnorak and Avengers: Infinity War don't work for him.
     
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  14. Astra

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    In the Victorian age? Didn't know he was a time traveler!

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    Oh, my gods, is that... avocado?!!
     
  16. Therin of Andor

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    I like them!

    They sold out fast in Australia and no more could be reordered via the Diamond catalogue.

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  17. Kai "the spy"

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    McFarlane gets a 3-year licence to do DC Collectibles.

     
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  19. cooleddie74

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    The upcoming Vintage Collection Saelt-Marae(Yak Face) and Klaatu(Skiff Guard) figures, coming in the next wave assortment that's already available online and should be hitting brick-and-mortar retailers by sometime in March:



     
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