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Zeeks
2009-03-16, 12:42 AM
Figured I would give this idea a shot- one thread where we can post new and updated pics of whatever Non-TF stuff we collect. Starting off, here's some updated GL and mixed figs I've picked up in the last couple weeks:

I know I showed the Evolution sets before, so I won't go into much detail over those. The Godzilla (or Gojira, depending on your preference) has been in my living room since I was 12. He's seen a lot of toy collections come and go, but still remains. If anyone ever watched the show Roseanne, you will get the meaning. Next to him is Dr. Manhattan, whom I really dug as a character and toy. He comes with two sets of legs: one for the elevated Jesus Christ Pose (shown) and another for standing with knee and hip joints. One thing I didn't understand with this figure was that, when you open the package, there is a bag of three items: 2 pegs to insert into the base, and some kind of triangular piece that I just can't figure out what the use is.
On the SW side of things, I decided to pick up the comic two pack of Storm Trooper and Governor Tarkin- only reason being I had to meet a ten dollar debit card minimum when I went to buy the latest issue of GL Corps. The Evolution Sets are way cooler in any event. Lastly, in the background is a LEGO set of the droid escape scene from Ep. 4.

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True Story: When I went to pick up the Guardians and Star Sapphire, I walked up to the counter and said "I'll take the chick with the two midgets." The guy behind the counter says "That's not the first time I've heard that."

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Treadshot A1
2009-03-16, 08:46 AM
Just got some gundams. Most recently, i bough a Astrea conversion kit and Tieren off Theifbay.

Zeeks
2009-03-17, 02:06 PM
Action Figure Spotlight: Green Lantern Series 3 Sinestro

So I came onto the Sinestro Corps War a little late- I waited until both volumes were available in hardcover trade until reading them, and sure enough, it became one of my favorite comic book sagas. I was in my local collector shop and noticed the 3rd wave of the DC Direct Green Lantern Series Figures- and I couldn’t take my eyes of this brand new Yellow Corps version of Hal Jordan’s nemesis.

As having a large chunk of the Toy Biz Marvel Legends figures, the DC Direct stuff in general is pretty comparative. Whereas I always saw the Marvel Legends as sacrificing likeness for articulation, I found the opposite to be true of DC Direct. The GL series in general is a prime example- as they might not be able to do dynamic poses, you can almost feel the artist’s pencilling of the figure while viewing it.

So let’s get right down to it- if any of you read the Sinestro Corps War, you probably noticed Ethan Van Sciver’s singular vision of Sinestro- the tall, thin frame, almost deformed cranium, and the cold calculating knowledge that made Sinestro who he is. Sinestro was never a muscle bound brawler- he is a thinker with one of the most powerful weapons in the universe on his hands- and I think this specific action figure captures that grandeur exquisitely. The uniform looks great- I was never one for Sinestro’s original uniform as I thought it made him look like a clown on crack, but the Corps Uniform gives him a totally different feel- a sense of purpose if you will of his cunning and intelligence combined with his leadership. Johns and Van Sciver took this B Grade villain that looked totally kooky on Superfriends, and gave him the makeover of a lifetime- Johns raised the bar for Sinestro, making him a top notch villain.

The articulation is pretty standard here- Sinestro does have ball-joint arms, bendable elbows, rotating wrists, along with bendable hips and knees. With his power ring permanently placed on his left arm (along with armband of the Corps insignia) he is power redefined. The star emblem on his chest, which was part of the original design prior to the Corps, is meticulously outlined with raised features over a well defined body structure of musculature.

For accessories, Sinestro came with 3: his yellow lantern (a recolor of the standard GL lantern) a standing base, and the sentient virus Corps member Despotellis. My main gripes are due to the base and the virus- the base is just a standard GL base- it would have been really cool to have a Sinestro Corps base in yellow with their insignia. With Despotellis, I was very disappointed- the little thing broke before I even took it out of the package on the joining point where the head stalk meets the leg base. I had to use some Krazy Glue to get it back together.

With DC fans psyching up for the Blackest Night, we already know Sinestro is going to play a major part, and I think the success of this toy is a tribute not only to a newly defined character, but to Georff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver for making it possible.

1 to 10 scale ratings:

Articulation: 7- standard for most DC direct figures.
Detail: 9.5- You can see Van Sciver’s lines, especially in his face. It literally jumps out of the comics.
Coloring: 9- brights are bright, colors are true.
Size: Standard; on the same scale more or less with the readily available DC Universe figures or Marvel Legends for some campy crossovers.
Price: 6- Since DC Direct is an exclusive line, you are going to pay a little more, but overall worth it. I believe I paid about $16.00 for this.
Playability: 8(for Sinestro) 1 (for Despotellis) With Sinestro, he will stand up to most kids. Despotellis; not so much.
Overall Coolness Factor: 9.5 – a prize piece for me.

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Comparative Van Sciver Art:
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Cliffjumper
2009-03-18, 06:35 PM
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It will indeedy. Bandai 1/100 scale New Material Model, with titanium pieces apparently. Leg articulation is a little disappointing, but the great design and large number of accessories make up for it. The best bit is the chest-mounted missile silo, with six launchers that open on the front and back. Neat.

Treadshot A1
2009-03-18, 10:09 PM
Seravee Gundam! 1/144 scale. No Seraphim, though.

I wish i got that Turn A Gundam when i had the chance. Now it's gone...

Dead Man Wade
2009-03-18, 10:45 PM
DC Universe Classics Ares and Artemis/Wonder Woman.

Zeeks
2009-03-19, 12:35 AM
DC Universe Classics Ares and Artemis/Wonder Woman.

I like the Ares Figure too- it reminds me of Warduke from Dungeons and Dragons.

Dead Man Wade
2009-03-19, 01:15 AM
There are things I like about it, and things I don't.

I really like the overall design of it, but the articulation is lacking. In and of itself, that wouldn't be a problem, but it's such that finding a pose that makes him look "Ass-kicking God of War" and not "Mildly-Retarded Teen LARPer" is incredibly difficult.

Also, at what point are toy companies going to start packaging figures in such a way that their swords don't get bent all to hell?

Zeeks
2009-03-19, 01:24 AM
Also, at what point are toy companies going to start packaging figures in such a way that their swords don't get bent all to hell?


A problem I have asked myself about regarding lightsabers and Wolverine's claws in just about every ML version produced of him.

Zeeks
2009-03-19, 02:44 AM
ACTION FIGURE SPOTLIGHT: DC Direct Dr. Manhattan

Having been swayed by really cool trailers and general word of mouth, I decided to pick up the Watchmen trade that’s being plastered in display windows at just about every book store in America, and I instantly developed a fondness for this Dr. Manhattan character. To coincide with the movie release, DC released a bunch of Watchmen figures and all kinds of swag; the figures themselves are in the same scale as the other main properties they own (the Alex Ross series, pretty much all the other DC Direct figures released) so it made a nice addition to what I already had, even if we are talking about two separate universes under the same company.

To date, there have been two versions of this figure: the one I am reviewing, and the variant. The main difference is the opaqueness of the plastic- on this figure, it is just a solid blue, but on the variant, it is more of a translucent plastic which was aimed at making him more “irradiated” as his on-screen character suggests (might have something to do with being the atomic man and all). I really didn’t want to spend the extra ten bucks on the variant, as I figured this version fills the need adequately.

Included in the package are two sets of legs- one for the floating pose, and one for regular stance. To achieve the floating pose, a clear plastic base adapter is included. When finally fit, though, it tends to be a little shaky, given that its only attached to the base by one peg. Also, the basic fitting of the legs to the adapter is not entirely stable either- there are slots on the adapter that fit into the back of the feet on the floating legs, but they don’t necessarily lock in all the time. One little oddity I have yet to figure out is a certain piece that came bagged with the two pegs for the base- it is triangular in shape, and I have no idea what it is used for. The base itself is a square “city looking” gray metallic piece that raises the figure about an inch or so off the ground.

The posability of the figure is DC Direct Standard- pivoting arm shoulders, bends at the usual places, and Manhattan’s head is on a ball joint of sorts, which allows you to move the head side to side, up and down, and everything in between.

The likeness of the character is great- they nailed every little detail in musculature right down to the individual toe nails on this guy. Granted, there isn’t much to articulate as he’s basically just a “blue guy” but the sculpting was right on the mark, nonetheless. I think that is what makes the character and the toy great- it tends to really drive the movie image.


Grade Scale: 1 to 10
Posability: 6: standard for all DC direct figures
Articulation: 9: based on an actor’s real life portrayal of the character, you can see Billy Cruddup’s performance all over.
Playability: 6.5- depending on whether you do the floating pose or the standard pose, he makes a better display piece than play piece.
Price: I paid about $22 retail for this guy; hence the reason I am not pursuing the other figures at this time. Obviously, cashing in on the cashcow known as the Watchmen.
Overall Coolness Factor: 8-I only bought him for the character I liked so much from the movie and comic, so he was cool to me. I would guess any fan of Dr. Manhattan would be happy as well.
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Treadshot A1
2009-03-20, 08:10 AM
OMG! Turn A Gundam was still there! Nabbed it. :D

Ackula
2009-03-23, 03:48 AM
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I finally found the Darth Talon/Cade Skywalker set today at Target! I had seen these a million times, but had no interest at all in any of them, and then I read the Legacy comics and fell in love with both of these characters. Then of course I couldn't find the toys to save my life, I have been hunting for a few weeks now, and finally managed to find them tonight.

I'm very impressed with the articulation on these figures, I haven't bought any Star Wars figures since back when they first released them when the original Trilogy was re-released, aside from Asajj Ventress from Clone Wars Animated and CGI film. These have far superior articulation, I believe I'll have to grab a few more, especially the Dark Empire Luke and Palpatine set. Its strange how much the comic characters appeal to me more than any of the movie ones....

Slayer-Fan123
2009-03-23, 04:44 AM
I just got one of them Darth Revan figurines. He's pretty cool.
Currently have him posed fighting Rapticon, Albert Einstien, a crazy cat lady, and Jesus. It doesn't make sense, but oh well...
Those Star Wars figurines are pretty neat actually. I gave them less credit than I should have.

Ackula
2009-03-23, 06:49 AM
I just got one of them Darth Revan figurines.

The Mighty Muggs one?

Zeeks
2009-03-23, 04:18 PM
I finally found the Darth Talon/Cade Skywalker set today at Target! I had seen these a million times, but had no interest at all in any of them, and then I read the Legacy comics and fell in love with both of these characters. Then of course I couldn't find the toys to save my life, I have been hunting for a few weeks now, and finally managed to find them tonight.



Isn't that always the way, bro? You see something a million times that you have no interest in, then when you want it, you can't find it.:wall:

Question on Darth Talon- Is that supposed to be a Twilek/whatever-Maul-is hybrid?

Slayer-Fan123
2009-03-23, 11:24 PM
The Mighty Muggs one?

Nah, just the regular one, about three inches big or something...
The mighty muggs one looks cool though.

wolfbolt86
2009-03-24, 01:00 AM
Isn't that always the way, bro? You see something a million times that you have no interest in, then when you want it, you can't find it.:wall:

Question on Darth Talon- Is that supposed to be a Twilek/whatever-Maul-is hybrid?

According to Wookieepdia, Darth Talon is a Twilek.

Source: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Darth_Talon

How good is the Legacy comics anyway?

Ackula
2009-03-24, 05:51 AM
Question on Darth Talon- Is that supposed to be a Twilek/whatever-Maul-is hybrid?

No she is a Twi'lek born as a Sith on Korriban. All of Darth Krayt's Sith have similar tattoos adorning their bodies, they are won in ritual combat.

How good is the Legacy comics anyway?

In my honest opinion, the best Expanded Universe Star Wars stuff I have ever read. Better than the last three movies for sure. I've read through the first 25 issues and have just been enthralled by the characters and the story of how the Empire is at this point in the time line. I'd highly recommend giving the series a read.

Zeeks
2009-03-25, 12:30 AM
ACTION FIGURE SPOTLIGHT: DC Direct Kilowog


“I want each and every one of these Spooky Kids accounted for.”- Kilowog, the Sinestro Corps War, in response to the Children of the White Lobe bombing Mogo.

Well, let’s get it on, POOZERS! Up next for the spotlight is Kilowog from Series One of the Green Lantern Series by DC Direct. Standing approximately 8 inches tall, the chief training officer of the GL Corps just screams “action”. For a little backstory on the character, Kilowog was slain during the reign of Parallax, but was resurrected by Ganthet and Kyle Rayner during the Rebirth Series. Having been orphaned by a destroyed home world, he found comfort among his compatriots in the Corps, especially the planet size GL, Mogo. At the end of the Sinestro Corps War, Kilowog can be seen celebrating with the family he once had that Mogo recreated for him.

This particular figure has more articulation than normal- wrists, elbows, swivel ball shoulders, and ankles, the last of which most of the other figures don’t have. Again, the sculpting artists hit the nail right on the head with the Van Sciver/Rollins likeness, right down to the tendrils under his nose and skin color. He is (at this time) the biggest DC Direct figure I have in my collection (sans the build-a-figures from DC Universe). He even trumps Mongul, who is no shorty in his own right.

The paint job on the figure I got was generally good, however, it looks like some of the green paint accidentally made it onto his pink neck during production. Easy enough to hide with a quick turn of the head, though. The green on the uniform and boots has a very gloss finish versus a very matte black. For accessories, Kilowog comes with a GL Base and Lantern- the lantern being bigger than the lanterns shipped with other figures. He stands very well on his own without the assistance of the base, having the proportions of his body correct.

Aside from the green paint blotch, my only other gripe is that his left hand is permanently clenched in a fist, something most of the other GL figures suffer from as well.

For comparative purposes, I took a few pics of him next to some of the bigger Marvel Legends. I specifically chose Ben Grimm, as I think Kilowog is his equal in the DC Universe regarding personality and spirit. I also pitted him next to another Green Goliath, the Hulk. As you can see, he stands taller than Ben, but is still dwarfed by Bruce. There is also another pic of him with his Mattel JLU counterpart.

Scoring:

1. Articulation- 8: Better than the average DC Direct thanks to the ankles.
2. Playability- 9.5: As tough as a trainer he is, he will survive kids as well.
3. Price: 7.0- I paid about 20 bucks for him at a collector’s shop. It was a little steep, but overall worth it.
4. Detail: 6- the only real detailing on the figure is on the head sculpt. Musculature is average, but on target given the figure’s size.
5. Overall: 8- Very cool figure. I would recommend it, however, get your other GL favorites first.


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Cliffjumper
2009-03-26, 07:52 PM
A week of random for me.

First, Machine Dolphin from Godaikin... A weird, weird toy from a weird, weird TV show (http://tfarchive.com/community/showthread.php?t=46293). I've wanted one for a while simply because the thing's so bizarre, and been outbid on a couple of examples that went for silly money. I got this one piecemeal for around a third of the going rate, albeit in dodgy condition and missing parts. I'm kinda glad it worked out that way...

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Then there's the Tomy Scramble Combination Ideon... As far as I know, this completes my Tomy Ideon collection (though I've heard there's another mid-size diecast out there), aside from the vinyls. It's pretty awful, to be honest - very cheap plastic and very poor QC on top of that, which is a shame as Tomy's other figures have a kind of amiable ineptitude to them, rather than this careless ineptitude.

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Finally, I got a HCM Hi-Zack from Zeta Gundam dirt cheap. It's a Zaku with silly flares and random yellow pipes, and thus not brilliant in itself, but my Gundams needed someone to beat up.

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Zeeks
2009-03-26, 08:41 PM
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That Godaikin reminds me of a cross between G1 Mirage and....a GoBot that I can't remember the name off. Possibly a renegade. Will visit counter X for a visual....

The last one reminds me of the "battle-bots" game where there are two robots in a ring and kids use levers to punch the opposing robot.

Ackula
2009-03-28, 09:49 PM
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I picked up the Star Wars Dark Empire II comic 2-pack last night, consisting of Emperor Palpatine Clone, and Luke Skywalker. Very cool set, and very accurate to their comic book appearances. The Palpatine clone even has the weird bubbly skin underneath his cloak! This Luke looks so much better than the old expanded universe figure that came out about 10 years or so ago, very articulate. My only complaint would be that the Holocron accessory isn't best sculpted thing there is, but for its size I suppose it is about as good as they could get.

Dead Man Wade
2009-03-29, 04:26 PM
Rorschach figure (though what I really wanted was the $85 12-inch one to go with Flash) and a free Skottie Young sketch.

Zeeks
2009-03-31, 02:20 AM
I picked up the Star Wars Dark Empire II comic 2-pack last night, consisting of Emperor Palpatine Clone, and Luke Skywalker. Very cool set, and very accurate to their comic book appearances. The Palpatine clone even has the weird bubbly skin underneath his cloak! This Luke looks so much better than the old expanded universe figure that came out about 10 years or so ago, very articulate..

Not crazy about Palps, but that is without a doubt the best Luke figure ever made. Really diggin that. I'm on a search myself for the All White Vader with Leia two pack. In general (as with the GI Joes) the two packs tend to be more interesting than the individual figures, although I do like the IG 86 and Magna Droid currently out.


Rorschach figure (

The Regular or Variant Version?

For myself, I just got the GL Uniform version of Sinestro. WIll prolly do a review in the near future.

Ackula
2009-03-31, 05:11 AM
Not crazy about Palps

He is much cooler once you get him out of the package and strip off the cloak/robe. He is very cool underneath ;)

Dead Man Wade
2009-03-31, 05:58 AM
The Regular or Variant Version?

Regular. Given time, I may get the variant, but my primary concern was having Rorschach, not Walter Kovacks.

For myself, I just got the GL Uniform version of Sinestro. WIll prolly do a review in the near future.

Have that one. Not overly impressed with it.

Dead Man Wade
2009-04-01, 11:40 PM
Girlfriend's brother bought me DC Classics Batman Beyond and Cyborg. All I need now is Captain Atom, and I'll have Despero (though I'd have preferred it to be the JLA/JSA: Virtue and Vice Despero).

Ackula
2009-04-02, 02:56 AM
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I just found Cody and Rex a few hours ago at Wal*Mart :D

I'd been looking for these two for a few weeks now, and been trying to avoid buying them on eBay as they tend to go for around $15 a piece or more. I'm glad I lucked up and found both, they are exceptionally cool ;)

Dead Man Wade
2009-04-02, 04:40 AM
Just got around to pictures of stuff.

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Zeeks
2009-04-02, 04:38 PM
Just got around to pictures of stuff.



Holy SHYTE, Batman......

um, are you single and stuff? Cuz, like, we could move in together...:D

I love how you have DC and Marvel mixed in with everything...that is one really cool room you have. Of course, the GL's by themselves warm my heart, but everything else is just so....DAMN COOL. First thing that came to mind when I saw little Franklin Richards in front of Supes was one of the DC/Marvel crossover stories involving Cyborg Supes and Galactus.....I forget the exact story now, but in the end, Supes gave Franklin his cape, I believe.

Dead Man Wade
2009-04-05, 04:16 AM
Sad thing is, that's not even close to all of it. Not to mention, that's only one shelf of stuff. Transformers are in the bedroom, and other things are scattered about. My girlfriend is the most understanding human being I've ever met.

Dead Man Wade
2009-04-07, 02:22 AM
Picked up Marvel Legends Kang and Human Torch, and I'm now that much closer to having Ares.

Ackula
2009-04-07, 05:36 AM
I picked up the A'Sharad Hett and Dark Woman (http://www.rebelscum.com/TACcomicpacks08.asp) Star Wars comic 2-pack the other day, as well as the Legacy Darth Vader (http://www.rebelscum.com/TLC08Vader.asp) with 2 part removable helmet. Very happy with all three figures, especially the A'Sharad figure, mainly because of all the accessories he comes packed with. Not only does he have his late father's light saber, but also his own with the ceremonial Tusked Raider hilt, which can be removed and fitted onto the included Gaff stick as well. He also has his Tusken Raider mask as well, complete with a nice hole in the back for his ponytail to flow out :lol:

I'm becoming obsessed with these newer Star Wars figures due to the amazing quality and articulation, for the first time ever I'm actually able to make interesting poses and battle scenes with my Star Wars figures. ;)

Dead Man Wade
2009-04-07, 04:11 PM
I'm becoming obsessed with these newer Star Wars figures due to the amazing quality and articulation

Yeah, I hadn't picked up a Star Wars figure since 1997, but, when a friend started building his own Stormtrooper army a while back, I was really impressed with how articulated they are now.

Zeeks
2009-04-08, 02:55 AM
Picked up Marvel Legends Kang and Human Torch, and I'm now that much closer to having Ares.

which version of the Torch? IIRC, he has about 3 or 4 versions from the ToyBiz line- a few box set versions, and the orginal single figure that came with or without a "4" on his chest.

Zeeks
2009-04-08, 02:56 AM
(I realize I already listed these as new acquisitions, but I wanted to do them proper with a review).

Star Wars Evolutions: The Sith Legacy Collection

Usually about once or twice a year, I like to delve back into the world of Star Wars to find something new, unique, and reasonably priced to add to my collection, which is primarily made up of the original Kenner Line release, but with the Prequel Trilogy, the abundance of new characters proves just as exciting and interesting. Also, I had just started playing KotOR II: The Sith Lords game, and one of the primary characters was Darth Nihilus, who I thought embodied everything there was about being a Sith, so I found this set in Target and picked it up. Overall, a good purchase. So let’s take this figure by figure.

Darth Maul:
The only movie-recognizable figure in the set, this particular version of Maul is shirtless, and whist I was reading a collection of comic stories (set prior to the Phantom Menace), Maul often appeared in this manner as he was training under Darth Sideous. The detailing on Maul is pretty good for such a small size figure. I can’t get over how much articulation is packed on this figure as well- damn near rivals Marvel Legends on a smaller scale. Bending Torso; elbows, knees, wrists, ankles, waist- pretty much all are bendeable as well as swivel. It reminds me of the GI Joe figures of the 80’s. Maul comes with the double bladed lightsaber, which is one permanent piece- you can’t split the sabers in two. Also, there is a kilt type apparatus that has both plastic and actual cloth pieces to it. The kilt kind of hampers hip joint movement as there doesn’t seem to be a way of removing it. One main detractor is that Maul cannot hold the lightsaber in a single hand- you must have both hands on both hilts in order for him to hold it.Standard peg bottom feet round out this version of Maul.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/kremzeek/Toys/th_sithlegacy3.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v322/kremzeek/Toys/?action=view&current=sithlegacy3.jpg)

Darth Bane:
I admit I’m not entirely familiar with the actual character of Darth Bane outside of what Wikipedia has to say, but aside from that, he’s not a bad figure. Bane primarily differs from the other two Sith in the collection by having these “yellow fire” accessories- two wrist gauntlets and one headmask. I actually prefer him without the mask- the simple yet elegant design of the head is enough to let me know I’m dealing with a Sith here. Bane’s chest also bears the yellow fire as a frontal piece, and behind it, you can make out assorted green organs, depending on how the light hits it. Like Maul, Bane also has a kilt piece that is half cloth and half plastic and non-removable as well. Bane’s cape is totally plastic and molded into a “windy array of fabric” design with a couple of frilly collars that actually work in favor of the aesthetic of the figure in general. Pretty much the same articulation of Maul, although his left hand is pre-poised into a “force bolt” configuration, therefore, you can only put the lightsaber in the right hand. Unlike most of the Sith in recent memory, Bane’s lightsaber is colored purple, which is a nice way to set him apart from the competition.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/kremzeek/Toys/th_sithlegacy2.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v322/kremzeek/Toys/?action=view&current=sithlegacy2.jpg)

Darth Nihilus:
I decided to save the best for last- Rounding out the collection is Darth Nihilus, I believe this character/figure to be the cream of the crop for this collection- he looks great, has all the articulation of the other two, as well as a total cloth cape (with added battle damage), a plastic hood that is removable, and a cloth/plastic kilt. I removed the plastic hood just to see what was underneath, and Nihilus’ head is damn cool on its own- He has this single black braid of hair down the middle back of his head, and the facial design is just captivating. It’s almost “pre Grievous” in element regarding the eye plates. Nihilus comes with the standard red lightsaber, but the hilt on his differs from the other two- it’s more sleek in design and the switches are very visible. Like Bane, his left hand is already molded into the force bolt configuration, which actually works better for this figure than for Bane. The only minuses are that his outfit is very constricting in terms of chest/waist movement. It’s very hard to get him in any type of seated position. Just like the cape, the kilt has battle damaged holes in both the fabric and plastic parts.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/kremzeek/Toys/th_sithlegacy1.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v322/kremzeek/Toys/?action=view&current=sithlegacy1.jpg)
Overall, a very nice collection- and the Legacy Line in general is a good alternative to the Clone Wars animation style figures that are currently out. Of course, the question begs to be asked: How long can Lucas (and Hasbro) beat these dead horses regarding constant retreads of the same characters?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/kremzeek/Toys/th_sithlegacy4.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v322/kremzeek/Toys/?action=view&current=sithlegacy4.jpg)

Ackula
2009-04-08, 04:14 AM
Of course, the question begs to be asked: How long can Lucas (and Hasbro) beat these dead horses regarding constant retreads of the same characters?


The only figure that has been released before is the Darth Maul, and its still a new mold. I think they can, and should keep going with all the rich characters available to them in the expanded universe. I don't really see as much retreads as I do new characters and new versions of characters that we haven't seen before.

Dead Man Wade
2009-04-08, 06:16 PM
which version of the Torch? IIRC, he has about 3 or 4 versions from the ToyBiz line- a few box set versions, and the orginal single figure that came with or without a "4" on his chest.

Hasbro version from the Ares line.

Zeeks
2009-04-10, 02:39 AM
Hasbro version from the Ares line.

Ah, that explains it. When Toybiz lost the ML line, I pretty much stopped buying them save for the Doom figure that came out of the FF-specific line.

RE: new toys- I just picked up Parallax tonight; damn nice figure. Cape is made of a very flexible rubber, and the detail on the suit is amazing.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/kremzeek/Toys/th_parallaxSinestro.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v322/kremzeek/Toys/?action=view&current=parallaxSinestro.jpg)

Dead Man Wade
2009-04-10, 03:28 AM
Ah, that explains it. When Toybiz lost the ML line, I pretty much stopped buying them save for the Doom figure that came out of the FF-specific line.

Hasbro's series have been sort of decent. The first few figures that came out were hit and miss (for example, the WWII Ultimate Cap's Paint apps were awful), but the series has gotten better. Articulation's taken a hit, but they deserve mention not only for releasing more characters (Union Jack, Guardian, etc.), but for releasing a Spider-Man figure that was something other than Black Costume Spidey.

Zeeks
2009-04-10, 04:37 AM
Action Figure Spotlight: Green Lantern Series 1 Parallax

Greetings again, fellow Lanterns. Fresh out of the bag, I just came home with Parallax- the fear entity that drove Hal Jordan mad and possessed him to destroy the entire Lantern Corps, which he did. Of course, the story didn’t stop there- Last remaining Guardian Ganthet sought out Kyle Rayner and kickstarted a new Lantern until writer Geoff Johns took the reigns on the GL mythos and made it a cornerstone of the DC Universe. Parallax was formerly believed to be just a villainous mask that Hal adopted, but when Johns came into the picture, the entity of Parallax became much more, so to save you from spoilers, here’s a hearty suggestion to pick up the Green Lantern: Rebirth trade for more info.

Onwards to the figure in question: This specific representation is straight out of the Rebirth arc, which basically took the Zero Hour story and built upon it. In many ways, this figure could be seen as the DC equivalent to Darth Vader in terms of how the figure is laid out proportionally and detail wise sans a mask. Just as Anakin was to Vader, so is Hal to Parallax. So let’s take this from the head down: the sculptors captured the “crazed Jordan” look wellwith the white sides of hair and the slight smirk on the face. True to comic form, he bears no visible eyeballs, just white eye sockets underneath the mask.

On to the Torso area- this is where Parallax mostly resembles the Darth Vader school of design. Yes, there are many inconsistencies in that statement- Vader is purely black with an LED regulator box on the chest, and Parallax has a total of 4 colors on his costume (black, white outlines, dark green and bright green). To my eye, the way that they are similar is in the flow of things: keeping it simple. Instead of some tricked out design, the Parallax uniform is simple yet elegant, the colors aren’t splashed around all over the place . There is a basic black jumpsuit with a simple oval chest design and torso area coverage done in the bright green with white and dark green outlines. There are also some very hefty shoulder plates which do take focus off the figure, but easily flow with the whole design. Parallax’ thigh/shin/boot pieces have the bright green armor as well with the implied black jumpsuit underneath. All this bodes for a well designed costume, just like Vader’s. Lastly, the cape is great- not made of cloth or vinyl (which tend to get ripped during play) or hard plastic (which limit the figures maneuverability) the cape is a very flexible rubber that fits well on the figure. Unlike most cape bearers, this cape attaches directly to the shoulder plates instead of around the neck, leaving the head to be moved into whatever position you want.

In regards to articulation, This is one of the better GL figures out there- ankles, knees, pivoting shoulders, elbows, wrists, and head. I was comparing this to the GL Sinestro and even he lacks the same amount of articulation.

For the downside of things, there isn’t much other than the lack of accessories, no visible ring (which was the first thing I noticed since Parallax grabbed all the rings of the comrades he killed in the original tirade), and there seems to be a weight issue while the figure is standing, mainly due to the heavy cape and losely jointed ankles. I had to position him in such a way that he body was almost contorted just to make him look “non contorted”. There also seemed to have been a paint application issue on the face mask-some of the green had chipped off his nose while still in the package. This is the second time I had encountered paint issues with the GL line, the first being Kilowog.

Overall scores:
Articulation: 7.5- much better than the rest of the GL lines, typical for the DC Direct figures in general, but nowhere near the realm of the same scale Marvel Legends.
Detail: 9- excellent design thanks in part to the artist/design staff at DC, and the sculpting staff for DC Direct. Parallax always had a cool design anyway, and they succeeded in bringing that to life.
Accessories: 1- only came with the standard GL base, but the cape (if it is to be considered an accessory) is very good.
Price: I paid 13 dollars for the figure, which is one of the cheaper figures in the line, but well worth it in my opinion.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/kremzeek/Toys/th_Parallax.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v322/kremzeek/Toys/?action=view&current=Parallax.jpg)

Treadshot A1
2009-04-12, 07:45 AM
Spinner cone.

4 Omega.

Cliffjumper
2009-04-12, 12:00 PM
Can everyone please use thumbnails for inlined images? The pages are taking so long to load that I, for one, am getting bored and wandering off without seeing anyone's loot. Photobucket has a pretty straightforward cut-and-paste code for this, as demonstrated by myself and Zeeks.

Ta.

Dead Man Wade
2009-04-13, 05:32 PM
Sorry. Fixed.

Cliffjumper
2009-04-13, 05:35 PM
Ha, look at me yelling and stuff. I'M MODERATIN', MA!

ganon578
2009-04-13, 06:07 PM
Action Figure Spotlight: Green Lantern Series 1 Parallax
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/kremzeek/Toys/th_Parallax.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v322/kremzeek/Toys/?action=view&current=Parallax.jpg)

Ah, been thinking about getting that one for a long time. Now I have a spare $20, and I might just have to pick it up, especially since you mentioned it's a good figure. I think I'll swing by the comic book shop tonight...

Zeeks
2009-04-14, 02:21 AM
Ah, been thinking about getting that one for a long time. Now I have a spare $20, and I might just have to pick it up, especially since you mentioned it's a good figure. I think I'll swing by the comic book shop tonight...

So far, I would say the absolute best GL figure I have picked up so far is the SC Corps uniform Sinestro- man, just looking at the detail on his face screams Ethan Van Sciver. I would rate Parallax a close second.

Zeeks
2009-04-14, 02:22 AM
(again, I know I already listed this, but......you know.......reviews and stuff. :) )

Action Figure Spotlight: Star Wars The Fett Legacy Collection

One of the latest additions to my Star Wars collection was the Fett Legacy Collection, featuring 2 of the coolest characters in science fiction history that had quite possibly the dumbest deaths on screen. When first introduced in 1978 and subsequently touted to be a “major character” in the next Star Wars movie (which would be The Empire Strikes Back), Boba Fett started off with the most prolific introduction that would become steeped in shadows- he was as mysterious as the shadow, not much dialogue or interaction, but he was damn cool. Fans embraced him wholeheartedly, but it wasn’t till almost 20 years after his introduction that we started getting a little backstory on who exactly this silent bounty hunter was and where his origins started…

Mandalore The Indomitable
The only original figure in the collection, Mandalore is part of the expanded universe in Star Wars mythology- he was one of the first leaders of the Mandalorian Soldiers- a group of soldiers who have gone toe to toe with just about everyone in the galaxy, Sith and Jedi included. Upon first examination, Mandalore has an almost Tusken Raider quality to him, especially in the actual suit- there are no apparent armor plates as we see on Jango or Boba, aside from the shoulder armor, which is connected to the mask via breathing tubes. Pretty much the only connecting trait to the present day Mandalorian is the faceplate- the T-shaped visor that has so singularly defined the very visage of the Mandalorian himself. Of course, being thousands of years old, Mandalore is not adorned with blaster rifles or state of the art equipment; he bears 3 accessories- a hand axe, a staff, and a shield. He also bears a completely cloth cape, which does not appear to be removable. The axe and staff feature molded straps for carrying purposes; only problem is that you can only put these on the left arm as the shoulder plate attaches to the figure via a strap under the right arm, which prohibits a bit of movement and the inclusion of any weapons. The kilt isn’t removable, either, which limits positioning. One neat little trick I found with Mandalore is that, if you want to use both the axe and staff at the same time, you can adhere the shield to the back of his shoulder plate, which bears a hole big enough to fit the handle of the shield in. Lasting thoughts: a very cool figure; nice to see the expanded universe getting some love from Hasbro, which they have been consistently doing since ROTS.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/kremzeek/Toys/th_Fettlegacy3.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v322/kremzeek/Toys/?action=view&current=Fettlegacy3.jpg)

Jango Fett
And here comes Papa Fett in as much detail and articulation that you can possibly imagine for a 3 ¾” Figure. Although I don’t remember Jango having such a purple suit underneath the armor plates (for some reason, I thought it was more bluish) the detail on every part of his body is amazing. First off, you get a removable helmet, which you can then replace with the headset apparatus (goes double for Boba). Arms and legs are completely articulate, holsters and belt are non-removable, but that’s not a bad thing- they don’t hamper leg or hip movement as the kilts on some of the other figures do. One cool little oddity I noticed is that both the gauntlets have 2 wires running from the underside onto a ring right above the elbow joints. They do impede a bit on arm movement, but it’s very little. The downside on this guy is that his jetpack just won’t stay on- very loose fitting.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/kremzeek/Toys/th_Fettlegacy1.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v322/kremzeek/Toys/?action=view&current=Fettlegacy1.jpg)

Boba Fett
Now, I may be totally wrong on this, but I’m fairly certain this is the first Boba figure that has ever come out with a removable helmet, and just on that detail alone, I rate him the best of the lot, so let’s take the downside first- like Papa, his jetpack does not stay on- you really have to jam it in there to keep it attached. The upside? Just about everything. Boba’s armor has the distinct “battle damage” to it in the way of the helmet dent, scratched off paint, and an overall “grungyness” flavor to just about everything, including the rear cloth piece that is attached to his shoulder. The wookie pelt braid is very distinct, as is the belt with pouches that also features a holster for a hand pistol. He comes with his trademark sawed-off that has a bit of detail unto itself- it captures that “used” feeling for a guy who has seen lots of action across the galaxy. The sawed off also has a molded strap that can be fitted underneath either shoulder plate if you just want to use the hand pistol. When the helmet is removed, you see a scarred face in white bandages (possibly a nod to his return from the Sarlacc in the Bounty Hunter Wars Trilogy when Dengar nursed him back to health?) Also like Dad is the tube running from the gauntlet to a ring around his elbow, only Boba has this on his right arm. The paint detail is also incredible- they managed to get the symbol on the upper right corner of the chest plate as well as the red Mandalorian symbol on the left shoulder plate. Truly a great figure.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/kremzeek/Toys/th_Fettlegacy2.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v322/kremzeek/Toys/?action=view&current=Fettlegacy2.jpg)

Overall, I’m finding that the Legacy line is really worth the money. I believe I spent somewhere in the area of $20 for this set, and it’s cool for those collectors who like to zero in on one particular character such as Boba Fett and company. As much as I can’t stand re-treads in any toy line, I reserve that judgement in this case simply because of the amount of effort Hasbro put into designing and updating this particular set.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/kremzeek/Toys/th_fettlegacy4.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v322/kremzeek/Toys/?action=view&current=fettlegacy4.jpg)

Overall Scores:

Articulation: 10- Both Jango and Boba have a swivel on the lower torso area that rivals GI Joe. And that is just ONE feature in addition to most of the joints, which not only bend, but swivel as well (feet, hands, head, knees, elbows, and thighs).

Detail: 9- Mandalore is very pedestrian in a Tusken sort of way, but he still gets points as well as his descendents. Boba and Jango’s costumes are as real as a toy can get in comparison to what we saw on screen. Also, Mandalore’s cape fits him well- gives him a very regal look that contrasts to the Tusken clothing.

Price: About $20, given the single new figure and updates of established figures, I say it’s worth it just to see the face under Boba’s helmet.

Accessories: Each figure came with at least 3, including helmets, headgear, and classic battle gear.

Civ
2009-04-17, 01:37 AM
Recently got a couple of Gobots: Renegade Spoiler and some brown variation of Wierd Wing.

Rattrap's tail
2009-04-17, 02:34 AM
Last week I bought three Bionicles for 18 euro's. Normally, I can't even get two of them for that price...

Ow well, just one of 'em to go and I can finish my MOC for a while. (with finish I mean making sure his number of lauchable projectiles goes to 35, instead of the current number of 29...

Cliffjumper
2009-04-17, 12:22 PM
Recently got a couple of Gobots: Renegade Spoiler and some brown variation of Wierd Wing.

That's probably a Japanese version - IIRC, Devil Satan 6 had slightly changed colours to Monsterous, a bit more pastel-y and less cartoony. And for some reason I really like Spoiler's arms.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f269/TomPrankerd/th_PICT2131.jpg (http://s49.photobucket.com/albums/f269/TomPrankerd/?action=view&current=PICT2131.jpg)

HCM Zeta Gundam - I think I'm just going to have to admit that the Zeta simply doesn't work at 1/144. This is more straightforward than the Chogokin version (http://counter-x.net/footnotes/chogokin/msz006_z-gundam/index.html), but looks nowhere near as good in either mode, and has even less articulation. I didn't pay much for it on the upside, but will probably be moving it on when I've reviewed it.

Gobots Mach-3 - finally completes my standard Gobots collection, up until now I've only owned the European (http://counter-x.net/gobots/reviews/series3/mach-3.html) and Japanese (http://counter-x.net/gobots/reviews/mr/phantom_robo.html) versions.

Treadshot A1
2009-04-17, 01:43 PM
Wow, is that Zeta a bit wider than usual or what? Wonder what Jumbo grade is like...:lol:

My latest non tf stuff...hmm...ah, i remember. Those magnets i bought off ebay. Am waiting with baited breath for their arrival.

Cliffjumper
2009-04-17, 02:23 PM
My latest non tf stuff...hmm...ah, i remember. Those magnets i bought off ebay. Am waiting with baited breath for their arrival.

Just to clarify for our Special Posters, this is a thread about non-TF toys, not any random non-TF stuff, which is dull and tedious to read about.

Ackula
2009-04-17, 06:04 PM
I got some cat food and kitty litter at the market today. I'd take pics but my camera needs to be charged.

Treadshot A1
2009-04-18, 04:01 AM
Just to clarify for our Special Posters, this is a thread about non-TF toys, not any random non-TF stuff, which is dull and tedious to read about.

Well, technically they will be part of a non tf toy very soon...;)

Cliffjumper
2009-04-18, 04:44 AM
Well, technically they will be part of a tf toy very soon...;)

Just to clarify for our Special Posters, this is a thread about non-TF toys

I can probably rustle up some sort of diagram if you're still having problems with this.

Gouki
2009-04-18, 05:26 AM
Have ordered a couple of Lego sets. Imperial Dropship and Peril in peru for me, and Kings Castle Seige and Skeleton Battle Pack for my partner.

bowspearer
2009-04-19, 07:23 AM
M.A.S.K.

Buzzard
Rhino
Switchblade
Scott/T-Bob
Stinger
Volcano
(pending sale for Outlaw, making that every M.A.S.K> vehicle for series 1 and 2 in my collection)

Gundam

MG Force Impulse
MG Destiny

Treadshot A1
2009-04-19, 10:26 AM
I can probably rustle up some sort of diagram if you're still having problems with this.

Just a typo, get over it. Those magnets are going onto a gundam. Sheesh.

Gundam: Blue Destiny Unit 1 & 2. Too bad i couldn't get #3. Ah well.

Zeeks
2009-04-19, 03:52 PM
Have ordered a couple of Lego sets. Imperial Dropship and Peril in peru for me, and Kings Castle Seige and Skeleton Battle Pack for my partner.


If the Imperial Drop Ship you are refering to is the one that came out last year, it is pretty swank- I had fun assembling it and the end result is quite cool.

Ackula
2009-04-19, 08:07 PM
After selling some TF stuff on Ebay I was finally able to have enough spare change to order the Entertainment Earth Exclusive Joker Squad Star Wars set, which I've been fantasizing about for weeks now.

http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/4057/jokera.th.jpg (http://img294.imageshack.us/my.php?image=jokera.jpg)

That is just a stock image, I'll hopefully have a camera again by the time they get here. They are from one of the Legacy comics, and truthfully they will probably not seem too cool to anyone who hasn't read it, but they are very cool stormtroopers none the less.

My long term goal is to have every unique Stormtrooper mold...ie..ones you can remove the helmet and see its someone different. So these guys are a large step closer for me on that respect.

bowspearer
2009-04-20, 02:09 PM
Knowe the feeling Ackula, trying to get to 100 posts on here so I can do something similar.

Just won a M.A.S.K. Wolfbeast, missing a missile and both masks.

Ackula
2009-04-20, 02:15 PM
Knowe the feeling Ackula, trying to get to 100 posts on here so I can do something similar.


Huh? Not sure I understand? You are trying to post until you can get into the selling threads?

Denyer
2009-04-20, 04:26 PM
If he is, he's making more meaningful contributions to discussions than many people. :up:

bowspearer
2009-04-21, 12:09 AM
Huh? Not sure I understand? You are trying to post until you can get into the selling threads?

Exactly, mind you that's more me coming into TFA with a heap of cynicism after seeing the worst the fandom has to offer. I have to say though, I'm finding that the atmosphere here seems pretty free from alot of cliquey politics and "net person" garbage, so the experience is definitely turning into a nice bonus :).

If he is, he's making more meaningful contributions to discussions than many people. :up:

Thanks Denyer, appreciate the kind words. :)

Ackula
2009-04-21, 12:25 AM
If he is, he's making more meaningful contributions to discussions than many people. :up:

Can't really argue with you on that point, sadly.

Exactly, mind you that's more me coming into TFA with a heap of cynicism after seeing the worst the fandom has to offer. I have to say though, I'm finding that the atmosphere here seems pretty free from alot of cliquey politics and "net person" garbage, so the experience is definitely turning into a nice bonus :).


This is the only TF forum I have ever really been a member of, but I have heard plenty of stories that would support your statement. I don't really think this is a place that is like that, we're a smaller community than most so I think that helps.

bowspearer
2009-04-21, 12:37 AM
I'll deal with your responses in reverse

This is the only TF forum I have ever really been a member of, but I have heard plenty of stories that would support your statement. I don't really think this is a place that is like that, we're a smaller community than most so I think that helps.

Yeah I've noticed that, which is what I meant about it being a nice bonus.

Can't really argue with you on that point, sadly.

Well let me put it this way- when I first joined, I had had that many horror story experiences with various boards, that my only intention was to sell off the parts of my collection that I wanted to get rid of and that was that.

The fact is that I tend not to be a good fit in message boards. Either I wind up with the staff clique bullying me and I refuse to sit back and take it, I wind up fighting agaisnt the inaction of staff members when bullying is being allowed, or I stand up for someone else being bullied by the staff- and invariably get banned. I've been banned from about half a dozen TF boards and in every single case it fell into one of those categories.

So considering that in my experience the more established fan communities tend to be the worst in that regard, and TFA is about the oldest out there, I didn't have high hopes.

When I discovered the 100 post limit, I figured I'd have to just grit my teeth and it probably wasn't going to be a pleasant experience.....

Yet I got a really pleasant shock! This board seems to have done what every other established and well known TF board has failed to do- be free of fan politics and actually treat everyone with dignity and respect!

So to be honest, while I came in here with the intention to just sell off my stuff and have the bare minimum contact, it seems what I found was something I never expected- a new home on a really established tf board :).

bowspearer
2009-04-21, 03:52 AM
Add MOSC Mayhem's Revenge to that list.

Zeeks
2009-04-22, 12:57 AM
Quick update: Got the following GL figures- Cyborg Superman, Manhunter, Emerald Shield Hal Jordan, and DC Universe Sinestro in the Yellow Corps Uniform variant. More than likely, I will be reviewing some of these in the not-to-distant future.

Zeeks
2009-04-22, 02:53 AM
Action Figure Spotlight: DC Direct Green Lantern Series 3 Cyborg Superman

Get your plastic on and enjoy the ride, fellow GL’s- we got another winner here with Hank Henshaw, one of the most unlucky bastards in the DC Universe. Emerging out of the “Reign of the Supermen” arc from years ago, Henshaw was a Reed Richards voyage to space gone really bad with some rather Villainous results. For his specific role in the GL mythos, Henshaw, along with Mongul, destroyed Hal Jordan’s home town of Coast City, which drove Hal mad and allowed the Parallax entity to leech onto Hal’s soul. After Rebirth, Henshaw was found leading a group of the Manhunters (the original police force for the Guardians) in sector 666, and later became part of the Sinestro Corps.

For this figure, the very first thing that struck me as being cool was the multiple yellow rings on the right cyborg arm- they are translucent yellow, and when held up to a light bulb, really seem to sparkle. On the detail side of things, the cyborg anatomy was captured in great detail, especially on the arm where you can see all kinds of servos and mechanisms that make up the machine part of the man. For the uniform part, the “S” was replaced with the Sinestro Corps insignia, which tends to work well- it meshes in quite nicely with the mechanical details. Articulation is standard, but one feature that Henshaw has is an upper torso bend, something I have not found on any other GL figures to date. This upper torso bend is on a swivel- left, right, up, down, wherever you want him to be. Another detial that impressed me was the teeth area of the jaw- it is completely open and three-dimensional, instead of just being a two dimensional carve on the head piece as a whole. Although not quite as long as the DC Universe version of Hank, the cape is quite similar in respect to being made of rubber and pre-shaped into a “wind sway” state with creases and folds. The cape itself has three main attachment points- one on either side of the neck, and a main point on the back, which I’m not entirely crazy about. They could have let that one go, just as they did on Parallax’ cape, and kept the two main points to the shoulder area.

The minuses are few, but important to note in any event- namely, the right ring hand cannot be swiveled, so the hand is always in the palm-up direction. I really wanted to pose the figure for pictures with a “kiss my ring” extension of the hand. The left hand is pre-molded into a fist, which seems to be a similar feature on most GL figures, and one I’m not entirely crazy about to begin with. Henshaw comes with no accessories aside from the standard GL base in green (a feature I wish would be addressed- aside from Black Hand, every figure comes with the same base, and I don’t mind that; I just wish they would keep them color coordinated with the figures, i.e. a yellow base for Sinestro Corps members, violet base for the Star Sapphires, etc). I also noticed that, due to the pre-scult of the legs, the figure seems to be in a constant left side slump. I tried placing the legs in different poses, but I just couldn’t escape the slump.

The one last thing I question about Hensahw is the color of his costume- I understand that he is the Manhunter GrandMaster, and they tried to coordinate the costume to being in tune with the Manhunters’ general color scheme, but it would have been nice to see a yellow version of this since he wields the yellow rings of fear in the first place. Now that the Red Lanterns have been introduced into the mythos, I can’t begrudge a novice for thinking that Henshaw might be a Red Lantern.

Sadly, all this guy ever wanted was death; to be free of the pain he called life. Unfortunately, he never quite got it, but his pathos makes for a great character and story in general, which was adeptly brought to life via DC Direct.

Overall Scores:

Articulation: 7- aside from the unique torso bend, it is standard, which is to say (with DC Direct) minimal at best.
Detail: 8- the cyborg elements really make the figure, and the translucent yellow rings bring it to life.
Price: $14.99- I’ve paid more and I’ve paid less for other GL figures, so he basically falls comfortably in the middle.
Accessories: 2- basically non-existent with the exception of the base and cape, if you even want to consider the cape an accessory.
Playability: he’s tough, the cape is tough, so he will stand up to the very worst the GL’s can dish out in punishment.
Overall Coolness Factor: I was after this guy for months, so I wasn’t disappointed when I got him. Standing him next to a Manhunter just breeds coolness. Definite thumbs up.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/kremzeek/Toys/th_cyborgsupes1.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v322/kremzeek/Toys/?action=view&current=cyborgsupes1.jpg)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/kremzeek/Toys/th_cyborgsupes2.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v322/kremzeek/Toys/?action=view&current=cyborgsupes2.jpg)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/kremzeek/Toys/th_cyborgsupes3.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v322/kremzeek/Toys/?action=view&current=cyborgsupes3.jpg)

bowspearer
2009-04-22, 02:11 PM
Add MISB Dynamo and MISB Vandal to the list (I'm going to have to display my collection on here at some point heh).

EDIT: Volcano, Rhino, Switchblade, Scott/T-Bob, Buzzard and Stinger all arrived in the past 2 days. Man they kick some serious tailpipe :)

Cliffjumper
2009-04-23, 08:57 PM
Chogokin ZZ Gundam. Still very undecided, both on the basic design and the toy itself. For the forner, from some angles it's a big hulking monstrosity, a Gundam on steroids drawn by Rob Liefield. From others it's actually quite dynamic and powerful. The scheme is possibly a little too busy. For the latter... it doesn't actually do a bad job at this scale of being functional, and is considerably more impressive than the Z Gundam, being largely sturdy and not slavishly overcomplicated. However, unless I'm doing something wrong, it does seem very back-heavy, which rather ruins the decent articulation. I do like the comedy oversized beam sabers, though.

Bludgeon-X
2009-04-24, 12:39 AM
That would be these 4 figures from a certain bionicle toyline

http://cache.lego.com/images/shop/prod/8982-0000-xx-12-1.jpg
Glatorian Strakk, one of the known fighters for the Iconox Ice Tribe
Story describes him as a a exceptinally greedy Glatorian from a Ice Tribe.
He´s also know as a mercenary soldier and escorter when nit fighting in the arena. Not known to not be one of the best combatants but he´s got a great personality and white colored characters are among my favorite colors.
The term Glatorian is used for mercenary fighters that fight on behalf for their villages to settle disputes and claim rights to resources in the desert between tribes.

And a few village Leaders who belong to the Agori inhabitant class.

http://cache.lego.com/images/shop/prod/8976-0000-xx-12-1.jpg
Metus village chief of the Ice Tribe of Iconox
Skilled trader and Negotiator(almost like Swindle) And he´s know for hiring and training new Glatorian fighters, and always wishes to find a excellent fighter that can help claim victories more often for Iconox.

http://cache.lego.com/images/shop/prod/8973-0000-xx-12-1.jpg
Raanu village chief of the Vulcanus Fire Tribe
Raanu is know for a firm and harsh rules for the safety of his fellow villagers.
Unfortunately for him, one of their only arena fighters named Malum was exiled after losing control of his temper and attempting a kill...(Glatorian are only allowed to win by forfeit or defeat)... so Raanu is struggling to hire and train fighters on behalf of Vulcanus which frequently suffers from bad events like lack of resources to claim or villlage gets plundered and ransacked by vicious and dangerous thieves known as Bone hunters.

http://cache.lego.com/images/shop/prod/8974-0000-xx-12-1.jpg
Tarduk village chief of the Tesara jungle tribe
Known for his wise ways as a leader. He´s also know for excellent navigation skill which he´s learned and been know for by frequently scavenging and exploring for lost artifacts or treasures in places like temple ruins in jungle or even somewhere in the desert of Bara Magna and he´s quite adventorous like a Indiana Jones character.

*BARRAGE*
2009-04-29, 01:08 AM
1965 Godzilla, Destoroyah, 12 inch Destro, 12inch Snake Eyes, Black Jesus action figure, sigma six Destro... I love Tax returns...

Zeeks
2009-04-29, 01:52 AM
1965 Godzilla, Destoroyah...

That's so cool- I just watched the Destoyah movie two nights ago. sort of going through a mini Gojira phase...it was kind of sad to see him die at the end, but at least the torch was passed....

Any pics?

Cliffjumper
2009-04-30, 03:28 PM
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f269/TomPrankerd/th_BlackOx.jpg (http://s49.photobucket.com/albums/f269/TomPrankerd/?action=view&current=BlackOx.jpg)


I think the only person who'll get that isn't around at the moment... :(

Still, Soul of Chogokin Black Ox all arrived. Decent companion piece to Tetsujin even if I can't get the punching/ red eyes gimmick to work. Nice figure - nearly all smooth, featureless black diecast, and it probably weighs more than the entire TF Animated line put together. A couple of minor quibbles - the elbow joints can't take the exposed wiring part of Tetsujin, while the little figure of Dr. Franken (which has an awesome Trowa Barton quiff) really should be in an exact replica of Shotaro's stance.

Treadshot A1
2009-05-02, 02:06 PM
I basically burned more of my cash, this time on Shinkis. Arnval, Howling and Maochao. Am waiting for their arrival.

EDIT: You can add Waffebunny to that as well.

Zeeks
2009-05-06, 03:18 PM
Action Figure Spotlight: DC JUSTICE Sinestro, Series 1

Surprise, surprise! Yes, I bought another Sinestro figure. I know, it must come as a big shock to you, the reader <insert lols here>. A little off the path from the normal DC Direct/Universe figures, I was at a sort of crossroads on whether to get this specific interpretation of GL’s most notorious enemy, but I bought this figure because there were things I actually didn’t like about it. For a few months, I had been eyeing it in the collector store as it collected dust on the shelves, but I made a commitment to getting all the GL-specific figures I could before purchasing this. Having only one other JUSTICE figure in my collection (that being Black Manta), I already knew I would be impressed with it on certain aspects (likeness, realism) but there were some aspects I didn’t much care for, which I will explain further. I’m dividing this review into three main points: Sinestro as a character design, Alex Ross, and the figure itself.

The first time I ever saw the character of Sinestro was on the SuperFriends Saturday morning cartoon when he was part of Lex Luthor’s Legion of Doom. Even as a kid, I wasn’t totally impressed with him. Truth be told, he looked corny, like a goon clown with that silly triangle design on his shirt. The big head and whiny voice didn’t help matters either. Basically, I saw a low level villain who was less interesting than most of the other villains on his team. His only special power was the opposite of Green Lantern- he could make yellow constructs, which were Green Lantern’s only weakness. It honestly just didn’t make for good story telling, and even on a comic level, it was hard to take Sinestro seriously. He never had any real depth other than being a Green Lantern gone bad, and that scenario had played out so many times before that it just came off as a Darth Vader rip off (even though Sinestro had been introduced years earlier).

So along comes this guy named Geoff Johns, who task it was to put Hal Jordan back in the GL role, which he did very successfully. But the question was: where does Sinestro fit in? Is he still going to be a third rate villain who has occasional skirmishes with GL but is always defeated? Johns’ answer was NO. Finally, we get a worthy villain: one with depth, a constantly developing back story (getting in touch with Parallax during Hal’s insane reign, his relationship with Abin Sur, the formation of his own Corps, his relationship with his homeworld and daughter), and most importantly, someone who was now worthy of our attention. Along with Ethan Van Sciver’s artwork, Sinestro became fresh and new, almost risen from the dead space of the DC Universe, for which he was to become an important fabric of that tapestry. The new uniform (and corps) basically just rocked. Even in the very beginnings of the Rebirth story, his portion of the story would set up for greater things to come. Sinestro became a bit more real, a bit more sinister, a bit more in our faces.

The second part of this has to do with Alex Ross, which most comic fans know as a master of realism within a fabricated world of two dimensional reading material. As a Fine Arts major in college concentrating on realism, I was immediately impressed the first time I ever saw something from Alex Ross, which I’m pretty sure was Kingdom Come. I still rank that story as one of my top ten trades in my own collection. The realism was just incredible- the shading, the placement of figure within background, the lifelike quality given to each and every aspect of any given panel- it was just great. To me, his art speaks in fluidity, constantly flowing while at the same time giving you the big bangs along with the more quiet moments. I could probably write a whole thesis on Alex Ross, but I will save you the torture. So, with this figure being from Ross’ Justice title, there were certain things implied: a realistic three dimensional rendering of characters straight from the comic. They would be faithfully sculpted by Tim Bruckner in relation to every and any aspect of the characters.

So now we come to the figure itself- is it faithful to Alex Ross’ vision? Absolutely. Does it incorporate the realism and detail? Yes. However, I still can’t get past the old version being used. No matter how beautiful Ross’ art is, you can’t really change the core design flaws. This is a pre-Johns Sinestro, utilizing the original dorky costume and big head. Even in realism, this figure just screams “cornball” straight from the SuperFriends show. If one were to compare this figure to the Yellow Corps version of Sinestro from the DC Direct line, the immediate differences are notable: the bulbous head has been slimmed down to be more in scale with the whole body, the new costume design gives Sinestro a bit more serious tone as well as a better detailed overall look. The ears aren’t as exaggerated. In a total redesign, Sinestro looks more “real” than Ross’ realistic interpretation of the old design. Lastly, my least favorite aspect of this figure is the “garter” belt. It just looks rediculous.

Per usual, articulation is standard; knee joints, elbows, swivel head, and hips. As always, articulation is sacrificed for detail, which isn’t always a bad thing, especially if you are just displaying the figure. He comes with a standard display base, and a yellow power rod. One thing I noticed is that the head seems to be on a permanent right tilt, not matter which position you swivel the head into.

For comparing and contrasting, I took a few pics of this figure by itself, and also with other interpreations of the character, namely the two DC Direct GL versions, the DC Universe variant with yellow corps uniform, and the Animated JLU version.

Overall Score:

Articulation: 6- the same as always.
Detail: 10- absolutely faithful to Alex Ross’ artwork, lifted straight from the pages, but a 7 also applies to a badly designed character in the first place, of which Ross had nothing to do with.
Accessories: 7: Standard base and yellow power rod included.
Price: I paid $15 for this, but I also waited until I had acquired certain other figures before purchasing this one. Not an immediate need, but something to pass the time with a review.
Bottom Line: I got it because it was Sinestro, but I own better interpretations, especially the Van Sciver figure. If you are a character collector (focusing on anything to do with one character), then go for it. If not, you can wait.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/kremzeek/Toys/th_justicesinestro2.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v322/kremzeek/Toys/?action=view&current=justicesinestro2.jpg)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/kremzeek/Toys/th_justicesinestro1.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v322/kremzeek/Toys/?action=view&current=justicesinestro1.jpg)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/kremzeek/Toys/th_sinestrocomparison.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v322/kremzeek/Toys/?action=view&current=sinestrocomparison.jpg)

ganon578
2009-05-07, 01:34 PM
Zeeks,
You collect any of the "Infinite Heroes" from DC? The smaller (~3 in.) figs that you can find at retail stores? Or do you just stick to the DC Direct figs you can find at comic shops?

I've always seen the Infinite Heroes around, but never pick them up because I'm not sure if they're worth the money. One fig is about $7, but you can find some 2 packs for about $11. Just curious.

Zeeks
2009-05-08, 12:43 AM
Zeeks,
You collect any of the "Infinite Heroes" from DC? The smaller (~3 in.) figs that you can find at retail stores? Or do you just stick to the DC Direct figs you can find at comic shops?

I've always seen the Infinite Heroes around, but never pick them up because I'm not sure if they're worth the money. One fig is about $7, but you can find some 2 packs for about $11. Just curious.

To answer your immediate question, I do not collect the Infinite Heroes Line; I was given a Shazam for last Xmas, and that's about it. That being said, there are a couple of sets I wouldn't mind getting once I have the DC Direct GL Line completed up to this point. There is a TRU GL six pack, and a GL/Black Canary/Green Arrow pack out there as well....I have had my eye on them. At this point though, I need to consider economics- I lost my job a month ago, income is basically all but spoken for, and I need to be mindful of my spending. For the time being, I need the following for the dc direct GL stuff:
Hal Jordan
Shark
Batman
Guy Gardner

I guess my only alternative is to evilBay the stuff, which I really don't want to, but such is life.

Lastly, my collecting tends to be irratic depending on whatever is striking my mood at any particular time- I have stayed with the GL stuff since last September. I stopped collecting all other stuff, including Dr. Doom stuff, TF's, and Joe.

Edit: oh, there is one other GL thing I don't have- the 4 pack with Abin Sur and Tomar Re. I can readily buy it, but I'm waiting to give it to myself as a congratulatory gift for when I become employed again.

ganon578
2009-05-08, 03:14 AM
To answer your immediate question, I do not collect the Infinite Heroes Line; I was given a Shazam for last Xmas, and that's about it. That being said, there are a couple of sets I wouldn't mind getting once I have the DC Direct GL Line completed up to this point. There is a TRU GL six pack, and a GL/Black Canary/Green Arrow pack out there as well....I have had my eye on them. At this point though, I need to consider economics- I lost my job a month ago, income is basically all but spoken for, and I need to be mindful of my spending. For the time being, I need the following for the dc direct GL stuff:
Hal Jordan
Shark
Batman
Guy Gardner

I guess my only alternative is to evilBay the stuff, which I really don't want to, but such is life.

Lastly, my collecting tends to be irratic depending on whatever is striking my mood at any particular time- I have stayed with the GL stuff since last September. I stopped collecting all other stuff, including Dr. Doom stuff, TF's, and Joe.

Edit: oh, there is one other GL thing I don't have- the 4 pack with Abin Sur and Tomar Re. I can readily buy it, but I'm waiting to give it to myself as a congratulatory gift for when I become employed again.

I hear you on the monetary issues. I'm trying to finish grad school in the next few months, all the while looking for a job. And trying not to go into debt at the same time. I think the Infinite Heroes are cool, but a not enough for the money. Seeing as I can put a few more bucks in and get a nice DC Direct fig, there's really no point unless they were really that special.

Are you talking of the GL line that Parallax (I believe Killowog too) came out of? I've seen the Guy Gardner at comic shops a while back(around $16), and I own the Hal Jordan (sorry, not for sale, he's just too damn cool). Never saw the Batman or Shark ones though.

Zeeks
2009-05-08, 03:36 AM
Are you talking of the GL line that Parallax (I believe Killowog too) came out of? I've seen the Guy Gardner at comic shops a while back(around $16), and I own the Hal Jordan (sorry, not for sale, he's just too damn cool). Never saw the Batman or Shark ones though.

Yes, those be the ones. I have the DC Universe Hal that came with Abin Sur as a TRU 2-pack, and the Toyfare Exclusive Emerald Shield version of Hal (DC Direct), which is the same as the one you have; just totally translucent green.

Here are the other two I'm looking for:

http://www.dccomics.com/media/product/5/0/5034_180x270.jpg

http://www.dccomics.com/media/product/8/9/8929_180x270.jpg

*BARRAGE*
2009-05-09, 07:09 AM
yeah, hours just got cut at my job... but yours sucks worse zeeks... just got a 16 inch millenium godzilla (mistakenly marked at 3 bucks, suh-weet) and a couple gears of war figs at garage sale...

Sunstreaker2
2009-05-10, 08:18 PM
I got Retrofire Mighty Morphin Megazord.

I love this thing. I don't know why we don't get SoCs of the older Megazords, or SOMETHING with more articulation while maintaining combination...

Ackula
2009-05-11, 02:39 PM
I've picked up a lot of new Star Wars stuff, but haven't been posting it as I was waiting till I get a new camera, the old one has left my hands. But I just had to brag tell you guys that I just got Darth Revan! Yes, the one from the 30th anniversary line, not the Mighty Muggs, I'm so happy to finally have it without having to have spent a fortune on it. Thanks to Sir Auros ;)

Zeeks
2009-05-12, 01:28 AM
I've picked up a lot of new Star Wars stuff, but haven't been posting it as I was waiting till I get a new camera, the old one has left my hands. But I just had to brag tell you guys that I just got Darth Revan! Yes, the one from the 30th anniversary line, not the Mighty Muggs, I'm so happy to finally have it without having to have spent a fortune on it. Thanks to Sir Auros ;)

If I wasn't on a GL kick, I would be haunting you for that for years to come....Bastard. :D

Something really cool happened this weekend, and I ended up getting the GL Box set with Jordan, Abin Sur, Tomar Re, and battle damaged Manhunter, who is prolly my favorite out of the set. Thinking about reviewing it, but it's gonna be one LONG ASS review.

Zeeks
2009-06-10, 02:39 AM
Been a long time since I posted in this thread, and I truly missed it- I haven't bought any toys per se, but I did complete my lantern t-shirt collection. Enjoy.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/kremzeek/th_lanternshirts.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v322/kremzeek/?action=view&current=lanternshirts.jpg)

Slayer-Fan123
2009-06-10, 10:49 PM
Darth Revan

I'm glad you managed to get one cheap! I was looking at online prices a week ago and he is quite incredibly expensive.
Is there an HK-47 figure yet? Because it must be done...

Zeeks
2009-06-15, 01:28 AM
One more addition: I got the Sinestro package from the Super Hero Collection by Eaglemoss productions-

http://www.eaglemoss.com/dc/figurines.html

I really like the series as a whole. I picked up the Dr. Doom one about a year ago, and found Sinestro the other night, so I had to have it. For safety reasons, though, I'm keeping the figurine in its little display box due to the lead content. Last thing the guy at Newbury Comics says to me is "Don't put this in your mouth."

I think the biographical comic that comes with each figure is great- Since I can only compare this to Doom, it seems the Marvel releases had more "meat" in their line, but the opening paragraph to Sinestro's has stuck with me since I first read it:

"Like the Biblical Lucifer, Sinestro of Korugar knows the horror of falling from exalted heights. Once the most favoured servant of the omniscient Guardians of the Universe, Sinestro's overweening pride in his status as "greatest of Green Lanterns" led to his catastrophic fall from grace. Turning to evil, he inflicted a terrible vengeance upon those who dared to judge and condemn him."

I need that written on my gravestone.:up:

Zeeks
2009-06-18, 08:50 PM
SURPRISE!!!!!!!111ONEONE

I got another Sinestro figure- the Mattel JLU version that was released in 2007. This is about the only version of original costume Sinestro that I like because he doesn't look like a retarded clown. Will edit this later with a pic. Preferably with a thumbnail cuz thats the way uh huh uh huh Cliffy likes it....:swirly:

HeavyArms
2009-07-04, 12:56 PM
Recently got a stress Stay Puft Marshmallow Man when I got the Ghostbusters game, the Alex Mercer Prototype figurine which came with the game and the Heavy Walker which came with Red Faction Guerilla.

Also got a Chris Redfield figurine when I got Resident Evil 5, 'Old' Solid Snake when I got Metal Gear Solid 4 and Ryu and Crimson Viper when I got Street Fighter 4.

the_escaflowne_2k
2009-07-04, 05:22 PM
Last figure or model in this case was the 1:60 Perfect Grade Wing Zero Gundam model, certainly looking like a time consuming undertaking get it built and polished up, but then for the price i'd hope that it wasn't a one night jobber.

Zeeks
2009-07-15, 02:40 AM
I found the DC Universe version of Sinestro; not too keen on him, but it's a win just on account of being Sinestro. Ganon578, I was reminded of your question way back about the universe figs.

I also grabbed the DC Mini mates version of him as well- it was part of a two pack with Salaak. Much more impressed with this.

Sunstreaker2
2009-08-07, 09:40 PM
HG 1/144 Cherudim Gundam from Gundam 00.

secretcode
2009-08-08, 04:58 AM
After trying to find him for a few months I picked up Wolverine Origins Deadpool a few weeks back. Severely hampered when you first get him though. Ditch the comically oversized sai, cut off the time displacement harness from his belt and you actually have a decent Deadpool figure (Just has the terrible Iron Man line hips, and his feet are made of rubbery plastic on a swivel joint) Not bad for my first foray into the 3 3/4" scale.
http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj132/jaredjarboe5789/105_0017.jpg
Also, the paint apps are a bit lacking. (I love my camera =D)

Also, picked up my first Star Wars toy (Legacy Collection Sandtrooper) and what is most likely my last. Balljointed neck is a plus, as are the double-jointed feet and Wrist articulation. Everything else about his movement is awkward, mainly the cut joint hips and the odd proportions (And that's taking into account the head is supposed to be a helmet.) The reason I DID get him though if because of a little bonus this line comes with currently: A weapons storage locker. Granted it's cardboard, but good lord.
http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj132/jaredjarboe5789/asdfasdfasdf.jpg
(Stock Photo Used. Too lazy to take actual photo)

The sheer number of accessories more than make up for it. The shoulder pauldron, backpack, Thermal Detonator, Blaster pistol are usually all that's with the toy, but the addition of the weapons locker brings two additional trooper blasters, two blaster rifle, a droid blaster, and EMP Launcher really increase the value for me.(Granted, I got it for $6.49)

Not bad for my first two forays into the 3 3/4" scale. My next seven should be arriving in the next few weeks or so. =D

Ackula
2009-08-08, 08:29 PM
That Sandtrooper is just a reissue of an older figure. Try picking up the new mold Spacetrooper for a better figure.:up:

Dead Man Wade
2009-08-11, 11:42 PM
Okay. Here we go...

DC Universe Classics Captain Atom
Build a Figure Despero
ML Colossus
X-men Series Storm
ML Shadowcat
ML Doom
ML FF Invisible Woman
ML FF Mr. Fanstastic
ML FF Namor
ML FF Mole Man
ML FF Build a Figure Ronan the Accuser
ML BAF Blob
ML BAF MODOK
ML Days of Future Past Logan
ML Scarlet Witch
ML Hawkeye
ML Rachel Grey
ML Baron Strucker
ML Leader
ML House of M 4-pack
ML Beast
ML King Thor
ML Modern Wasp
ML BAF Sentinel (makes for #2)
ML BAF Brood Queen
Various Marvel Select Brood and Skrulls
ML Black Knight
ML Mystique
ML Hydra Agent

That's all I can think of off the top of my head.

Selkadoom
2009-08-20, 02:51 PM
I guess my last one was my ML Mr. Sinister from Jay and Silent Bobs secret stash in Red bank. Its good to live Jersey

secretcode
2009-08-22, 12:25 AM
Last Friday, I got my first ever online order. It was also my first import toy purchase too! and luckily due to a massive clearance sale on HLJ.com, I managed to snag Series 5 of the Kamen Rider Motion Revive Line. They are perfectly scaled for modern Joes too, but the articulation is BETTER.

Double-jointed shoulders, elbows and knees. Ball Jointed ankles, chest and head, interchangable hands and loads of accessories. They are sold by the box of 8 (6 known toys, 1 mystery, and 1 extra) and (while they were on sale) I got them for $21 without shipping. So I basically paid $3 each.

I'll get pics up later.

EDIT: It's later. Here's a pic. Sorry for the quality, I think the compression was a bit much.
http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj132/jaredjarboe5789/morese5.jpg

secretcode
2009-11-18, 01:39 PM
http://i709.photobucket.com/albums/ww97/p2wsecretcode/100_0640.jpg

Sunstreaker2
2009-11-21, 09:13 PM
MMPR Red, Blue, Black, Pink, and Green Rangers.

Sadly, no Yellow or Megazord.

HeavyArms
2009-12-05, 04:50 AM
Recently got a small Goku (who looks like he is about to power up) on a stand when I bought Dragon Ball: Raging Blast.

Catalyst Dragon
2010-01-30, 01:03 PM
I found this Red Dragon toy with cloth wings the other day. it looks pretty fierce with it's tail and huge horn on it's head. it's about the size of a Voyager class Tf.

Also I've been spending alot of my money recently on Battletech books. Trying to get back into the game and it's new rules.

Prowl1984
2010-01-30, 07:57 PM
Finished the Marvel Legends b.a.f Sentinel just before Christmas and i'm currently collecting the x-men to go with. got a pretty awesome mock battle going on, will post pics soon as Storm and Phoenix come.

electro girl
2010-02-05, 11:27 PM
Lego Toy Story army guys are fun.

Catalyst Dragon
2010-02-06, 11:17 AM
I got a Avatar AMP Suit. Was going to get the big dragon thing that he rides on, but i didn't have enough for it.

It didn't come with a figure so currently has a old 3' Cobra Commander riding in it.

Sunstreaker2
2010-02-09, 01:46 AM
High Grade Universal Century Zaku I and Zaku II.

If the snow doesn't screw things up, they'll be here Wednesday.

HeavyArms
2010-02-27, 09:18 AM
Got a free figurine of War when I got Darksiders. He's rather solid too, much more solid than some of my other tf/non-tf figs.

HeavyArms
2010-05-15, 01:22 PM
I got a tiny little Akrid figurine that looks like that big boss you fight in the Lost Planet 2 demo and I got him when I got the X360 version of the game.

HeavyArms
2010-07-17, 12:40 PM
Free plastic bobblehead dog when I got a shake and hot dog from Wendy's.

secretcode
2010-09-01, 12:53 AM
*sigh*

http://www.majhost.com/gallery/secretcode/Collection/myaugusthalohaul.png

Sir Auros
2010-09-02, 02:16 AM
Yeah, same here, but I passed on the Walmart exclusives.

secretcode
2010-09-02, 03:09 AM
...There are Wal-Mart exclusives? If you are referring to the Hazop pack, they're everywhere. Target, Gamestop, Wal-Mart, TRU, etc.

secretcode
2010-09-08, 11:45 PM
Sigh Part 2.
http://www.majhost.com/gallery/secretcode/Collection/00007.png

Tetsuro
2010-10-26, 01:01 PM
Revoltechs:

Sci-Fi series 010: Woody
Sci-Fi series 011: Buzz
Revolution series 001: Kenshiro
Revolution series 014: Raoh & Kokuoh-go
Revolution series 017: Kenshiro in the kingdom of Shura
Revolution series 019: Kaioh

electro girl
2010-11-14, 01:59 PM
Marvel Universe Iron Spider-Man. I don't mind that it's a modified Iron Fist body but I would've liked one of his hands in the 'thwip' position.

Can't find MMPR anywhere.

Sades
2010-11-15, 08:00 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_It_Out

Sunstreaker2
2010-11-27, 07:19 PM
Star Wars Vintage Collection Boba Fett.

Very good figure.

Tetsuro
2010-12-08, 10:29 PM
I only discovered last week that they've reissued the original 1985 TMNT toyline...two years ago.

Picked all four turtles off the pegs today.

Sunstreaker2
2010-12-10, 01:01 AM
They're Christmas presents, but I have Revoltech YF-19 and YF-21 figures.

I should get around to watching Macross Plus...

ganon578
2010-12-15, 07:31 PM
Got DC Universe Superman a while back. Nice figure, don't know if it's worth $15 though...

Sunstreaker2
2011-01-28, 02:23 AM
*High Grade Future Century Nobel Gundam
*Master Grade Shining Gundam
*Tamashii Stage Act 4 Smoke Black (Humanoid Ver.)

HeavyArms
2011-05-21, 09:40 AM
Got the Scorpion and Sub-Zero book-ends when I got the Mortal Kombat game in the mail.

Infinity9999
2011-07-08, 07:50 PM
Just recently picked up a 1981 Matchbox Voltron III. Yellow lion has a broken foot, but it looks to be a replaceable part if I can find a cheap one with a chrome foot somewhere.

Hound
2011-07-09, 03:57 AM
This isn't recent as I've been buying them for the last couple years but I finally got all the ones I was planning to buy.

Blackest Night Action Figures
Atrocitus
Larfleeze
Arkillo
Hal Jordan
Saint Walker
Indigo-1
Carol Ferris
Black Hand

Hound
2011-07-10, 06:24 AM
Zeta Gundam and the original Gundam.

I built them myself!!! :)

Sunstreaker2
2011-07-20, 02:26 AM
*1/144 Tallgeese
*1/144 Vayeate
*High Grade Universal Century Gouf Custom

These old Wing No Grades aren't half bad, they're just, well, really old.

Dead Man Wade
2011-07-22, 11:26 PM
Bound to miss some stuff, since it's been forever, but....

1/60 Perfect Grade Gundam Strike
DCU Classics Sodam Yat
Blackest Night Blue Lantern Flash
Blackest Night Atrocitus
Blackest Night Boodikka
DCU Classics Mr. Miracle
DCU Classics Flash
ML Holocaust
DC Direct John Stewart
DC Direct Kyle Rayner (Original Costume)
DCU Classics Katma Tui
DC Direct Green Lantern Batman
Doctor Who Tenth Doctor Sonic Screwdriver
Gundam Sandrock Custom action figure
Gundam Deathscythe action figure
Various sketches and original art

Sunstreaker2
2011-09-10, 06:37 PM
Snagged 3 of the Shogun Zords (Black, Blue, and Pink) for a dollar each.

Now I just need to find Red and Yellow to make a full Shogun Megazord.

Dead Man Wade
2011-10-11, 02:36 PM
I've finally given in and bought Marvel Universe Multiple Man and Warpath (red and blue costume).

electro girl
2011-10-11, 10:32 PM
Got some My Little Pony figures from Tesco the other day and some Power Rangers stuff including thunderzords from charity shop yesterday for just £4.

Tetsuro
2011-10-12, 03:13 AM
Got this like last week:

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h149/Takeshi666/PIC_0183.jpg

Haven't bothered to open him yet, kinda saving that for the Jurassic Park blu-ray release.

HeavyArms
2011-10-15, 07:19 AM
Got a Young Han Solo when I bought the Lego Star Wars: Clone Wars: The Padawan Menace DVD last Sunday.

Jaynz
2011-10-15, 03:37 PM
Hmm.... just going with the most recent purchase here.

NG 1/144: Gundam Airmaster
NG 1/144: Gundam Ashtaron

Picked up today, finishing up a trade with a local "anime" (to use the term very loosely) store.

HG 1/144: Zaku Warrior (SEED)
HG 1/144: Zaku Warrior Gunner (SEED)

And my actual ORDER for the next few weeks came in
NG 1/144: Gundam Airmaster Burst
NG 1/144: Tallgeese II
NG 1/144: Gundam X Divider
HG: 1/144 Zaku Warrior (SEED) (Saving this one to make it a Blaze Zaku)

Sunstreaker2
2011-10-28, 08:56 PM
http://www.hlj.com/product/BAN971536

I just bought this, but I don't have it yet.

HeavyArms
2011-10-29, 07:16 AM
This is trailing back a few months but, got a Duke Nukem bust when I got the Duke Nukem Forever game, a Cole McGrath standing on a corner of a building statue and just recently got a Batman statue with the collectors edition of Batman Arkham City.

HeavyArms
2011-11-19, 11:54 AM
My copy of Uncharted 3 came in, and with it came a statue of Nathan Drake.

HeavyArms
2011-11-26, 08:36 AM
When I bought the Collector's Edition of Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi it also came with a statue of Adult Gohan in Super Saiyan 2 form while wearing he's Great Saiya-man costume.

Cliffjumper
2011-11-26, 12:37 PM
I bought a Kinder egg with a little penguin in it.

Sunstreaker2
2011-11-28, 10:34 PM
*High Grade Gundam AGE Genoace Custom
*High Grade Gundam AGE Gundam AGE-1 Titus

Tetsuro
2011-12-01, 07:07 PM
Zeta Gundam and the original Gundam.

I built them myself!!! :)

But isn't that Double Zeta Gundam?

HeavyArms
2011-12-17, 05:21 AM
Got a WWE Best Of 2010 Entrance Attire Undertaker. Also got a Sonic The Hedgehog and three of whatever those little animal things are, I have to say that Sonic's head a bit top-heavy so you have to lean up against something otherwise he'll fall over.

Sunstreaker2
2011-12-18, 06:35 AM
HCM Pro Hambrabi.

Kind of not much better than the MSiA.

Tetsuro
2011-12-19, 12:44 PM
Bloody...customs...keeping my stuff hostage...*grumble*

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h149/Takeshi666/PIC_0221.png

Sunstreaker2
2011-12-19, 06:23 PM
I won a Deluxe Transforming Gundam GP01fb Zephyrantes off eBay.

47 bucks...Oof.

Tetsuro
2012-01-04, 05:02 PM
I got...

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h149/Takeshi666/PIC_0229.jpg

Soul of Chogokin GX-57 Space Battleship Yamato

A lot of ten different Yamato model kits

Also, a Finn McMissile & Leland Turbo 2-pack (not pictured)

Tetsuro
2012-01-17, 01:21 PM
Duke Nukem (http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h149/Takeshi666/PIC_0243.jpg) by NECA.

Sunstreaker2
2012-01-18, 03:49 AM
High Grade Duel Gundam Assault Shroud
High Grade Buster Gundam
6 inch scale Thundercats Cheetara

Tetsuro
2012-01-26, 03:50 PM
Soul of Chogokin GX-58 Space Battleship Andromeda (http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h149/Takeshi666/PIC_0249.jpg).

Jaynz
2012-01-27, 10:41 PM
Hmm. I keep forgetting to update this...

HG Master Gundam with Fuunsaiki. Haven't put him together yet. I got him really to 'upgrade' my existing Master Gundam (the 1990s version), but the horse... the horse...

Tetsuro
2012-03-07, 05:11 PM
Soul of Chogokin GX-01R Mazinger Z.

Sunstreaker2
2012-03-08, 01:02 AM
Robot Damashii Crossbone Gundam X-2 Custom.

HeavyArms
2012-03-10, 05:27 AM
I got the LOTR War In The North CE it came with a Snow Troll statue holding a spiked club or something and the Dwarf playable character.

HeavyArms
2012-05-19, 10:08 AM
The Diablo 3 collector edition comes with Diablo's head and a USB runestone that fits in to a slot in his forehead.

HeavyArms
2012-06-02, 10:45 AM
Max Payne 3 came witha statue of Max Payne also Resistance: Burning Skies came with a Chimera Sackboy keyring.

Jaynz
2012-06-04, 02:42 PM
Let's see, been a bit since I posted here.

I replaced my Strike Freedom HG, due to too many parts not surviving the repacking. Fortunately I've got a good layout now for displays.

I got the Gundam AGE-2 as well, though I admit to little enthusiasm left for the line. It's not bad, per se, but just leaves me underwhelmed for some reason.

I got a lot of parts to repair my SEED Destiny Zaku Force (TM). I wonder if there'a garage kit or something out there that would allow the old-model arm shield to be worn on a SEED Zaku? It would be perfect at that point!

Sunstreaker2
2012-06-06, 12:30 AM
It's too bad the Slash Wizard was never made in High Grade form, because the Blaze Wizard is just...boring.

Jaynz
2012-06-06, 04:21 AM
It's too bad the Slash Wizard was never made in High Grade form, because the Blaze Wizard is just...boring.

Yeah, I've taken one of the Blaze Wizards and put it on a regular Zaku warrior. Doesn't really do much for it, but I couldn't throw it away. (The Zaku it was on didn't survive the packing, sadly. IT's spare parts fodder.)

The Slash Wizard is pretty decent with a lot of Gundam Marker work. I'm really surprised they didn't model it in a black sprue rather than match up with Rainbow Dash's colors...

Sunstreaker2
2012-06-08, 08:09 PM
Ordering up 3 kits from Gundam Store:

*HG Tieren Space Commander Type
*HGUC Dom Tropen (Desert Colors)
*HGUC Guncannon Mass Production Type

HeavyArms
2012-06-16, 07:38 AM
A pokemon toy from a Happy Meal combo from McDonald's.

HeavyArms
2012-06-30, 09:53 AM
A Lego Lex Luthor which came with Lego Batman 2.

HeavyArms
2012-07-07, 07:46 AM
A little figure of Manchester Black that came in a box with Batman VS The Elite.

HeavyArms
2012-07-28, 10:22 AM
Three sets of Lego, all of which are Batman related: One with Catwoman and her motorcycle, another with the Batwing and Joker's copter and one with the Batmobile and Two-Face with a car and a bank vault. Why? Because they were all on special.

Sunstreaker2
2012-07-28, 05:50 PM
I snagged three 90 percent complete Ronin Warriors figures for the immense price of ten dollars.

I got Ryo, Anubis, and...some orange guy.

Tetsuro
2012-08-20, 11:00 PM
Some more SoCs:

GX-24 Tetsujin 28
GX-29 Black Ox
GX-04S UFO Robot Grendizer

Tetsuro
2012-09-06, 09:15 AM
...and GX-02R Great Mazinger :D

Now the only Mazinger I don't have is Mazinkaiser.

HeavyArms
2012-09-08, 09:20 AM
The mask that Death wears in Darksiders 2 came with the collector's edition of the game, with a stand.

HeavyArms
2012-09-22, 10:46 AM
When I bought the Vault Hunters Edition of Borderlands 2, it came with a Marcus Kincaid bobblehead.

Addl
2012-09-22, 12:44 PM
3 stuffed mice, a rabbit that pops out of a hat with music, and a plastic worm to bite on.

toys for the next family member...

Tetsuro
2012-09-27, 11:47 PM
GX-10 Boss Borot.

Cliffjumper
2012-10-01, 04:24 PM
Some GI Joes...

- Alley Viper (POC): nicely done but a bit OTT, too much going on despite some good stuff. Probably not going to army build that one (especially as they're about a tenner each).
- The Doctor (ROC): Got him as a cheaper alternative to Dr. Venom. Quite badly done on the whole - white coat and sleeves don't line up meaning big black rings around the shoulders, wig keeps falling off and under the lab-wifebeater he's dressed like the Baroness. His weird metal claws barely fit and his suitcase of chemical warfare stuff is basically the same as the stuff I already have with the Hazard Viper.
- Breaker (ROC): Bought because he's so unlike Breaker he can be some random techie - Sparks or Hard Drive or someone. Alright for what he is I suppose.
- Kamakura (Retaliation): Respectable mould, shame I despise the character.
- Starduster (25th): Passable parts figure.
- Air Raid (POC): Ditto

I've got to stop doing this.

HeavyArms
2012-10-13, 06:25 AM
When I bought Batman: The Dark Knight Returns - Part 1, it came with a little Batman figure that looks like the Batman depicted the movie.

HeavyArms
2012-11-03, 08:08 AM
A little LEGO Marvel box with Deadpool, Deadpool's helicopter, Wolverine, I think Wolverine chopper and Magneto.

HeavyArms
2012-11-17, 05:09 AM
An action figure of Batman from the Arkham City game.

HeavyArms
2012-12-01, 02:22 PM
My copy of The Dark Knight Rises came with small Bane and Batman figures.

Addl
2012-12-02, 12:57 AM
Do gifts count?

My Chinese employees gave me some Japanese plastic toys and flowers for the birthday of my child.

.... Japanese toys, but no tf.... Just some music playing sit-up thing and stuff to train eye-hands coordination.


It has been so long since I bought something for myself

HeavyArms
2012-12-08, 07:41 AM
A Lego LOTR Elrond with a staff came with Lego Lord Of The Rings.

HeavyArms
2012-12-08, 08:17 AM
Also a Vaas Wahine Bobblehead thing that came with Far Cry 3.

Tetsuro
2012-12-14, 01:51 PM
The Classics have suffered from a bad case of derpyeyedness but I guess these aren't too bad - I'm actually more bothered by Leo and Raph gazing to their right all the time than I am by the glassy-eyed stare of Mike.

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h149/Takeshi666/DSCN0233.jpg

Warcry
2012-12-14, 04:41 PM
Those turtles actually look pretty awesome. I like the cartoony style...they look very much like more articulated versions of the toys I had as a kid, without any modernizing or updating. But they didn't make any other characters to go with them, did they?

Tetsuro
2012-12-15, 01:31 AM
Sadly, no - I don't see them doing that anytime soon either, not with the new cartoon toyline on the way.

You'll never know, but considering how long these have been around, you'd think there'd be some kind of announcement or rumour already.

Warcry
2012-12-15, 03:37 AM
I'd be tempted to consider that a good thing, actually. It means I could buy the four Turtles without having to worry about wanting Splinter, Shredder, Krang, Bebop, Rocksteady, Leatherhead, Man Ray, Mondo Gecko, Metalhead, Tokka, Rahzar, Slash...

HeavyArms
2012-12-15, 06:20 AM
Lego Batman Batcave Set.

HeavyArms
2012-12-22, 07:03 AM
An ET plushie.

Tetsuro
2012-12-22, 11:08 AM
I'd be tempted to consider that a good thing, actually. It means I could buy the four Turtles without having to worry about wanting Splinter, Shredder, Krang, Bebop, Rocksteady, Leatherhead, Man Ray, Mondo Gecko, Metalhead, Tokka, Rahzar, Slash...
I heard there's gonna some kind of announcement about possible continuation to the Classics line sometime next year, so at least you'll have the benefit of extra time.

Warcry
2012-12-28, 12:06 AM
I picked up Leonardo and Donatello today. The prices were a bit steep ($22 each!) but I had a gift card that paid for one of them and there wasn't a single Transformer worth buying in their 40% off sale so I figured, why not? Mikey and Raph were my two favourites when I was a kid, but pickings were slim so I grabbed the two guys I could get my hands on (these guys have been disappearing from the shelves pretty quickly around here, so hopefully they'll restock somewhere soon and I'll be able to grab the other two).

These guys are awesome! After seeing all the joints in the pics above I was worried that there's be too much articulation and that the toys would be a floppy mess, but there isn't and they're not. The manhole cover stands are necessary for a lot of poses since they're naturally pretty back-heavy, but the joints on mine are very tight. The fact that Leo can actually reach back and draw his swords makes me gleeful like a little kid, too.

My only real niggle is with the colours. Leo's skin colour is pretty close to his 80s/90s toys, and it looks like Mikey and Raph are pretty close too from the pic above. But Don isn't -- his old toys were a beautiful dark brownish-green, but here he's the lightest-skinned of the four Turtles and the closest to his cartoon colours. It wouldn't have bothered me if Leo, Raph and Mikey had been done in cartoon colours too, but it seems like Don's the odd one out and that's a shame because his original toy was easily the best-looking of the four.

I want to play Turtles in Time on the SNES now, but I'm pretty sure I don't have the game anymore. :(

HeavyArms
2012-12-29, 06:23 AM
For Christmas I got Lego Lord Of The Rings: Uruk-Hai Attack.

Now I have to find the Battle For Helm's Deep set at a good price.

HeavyArms
2013-02-09, 04:49 AM
An Ice Age Scrat plushie and Lego Batman with Ice-Mobile, Aquaman and Mr Freeze.

HeavyArms
2013-02-16, 07:31 AM
Grabbed a Lego City Dirt Bike Transporter and a few of the 9th season of blind packed minifigs hoping to get the knight and the space marine, but instead got two of the the alien space marines.

HeavyArms
2013-02-23, 06:33 AM
I ordered off Ebay a Lego Lord Of The Rings: Battle Of Helm's Deep set that came in on Tuesday, the box is heavier than I remembered it being, it came posted in a Amazon.com post box which is strange.

Also, bought Lego Marvel Avengers: Loki's Cosmic Cube Escape, which does have Iron Man in the set even though he wasn't in that scene.

I also bought two more of the S9 Mini Figs, getting two Knights this time :).
I still need to get the Space Marine though.

HeavyArms
2013-03-02, 08:55 AM
Not much to say, just a couple of minifigs: Chicken suit guy and a cyclops. The cyclops could work with my Lord Of The Rings stuff, I guess.

HeavyArms
2013-03-09, 09:59 AM
With the next Iron Man movie coming out in the next couple of months, I went and bought War Machine and Iron Man mark IV, as well as a couple more of the blind pack Lego mini-figs, this time getting a Mermaid and the Chicken Suit Guy.

HeavyArms
2013-03-16, 07:38 AM
As mentioned in a previous post, I got a Kratos Sackboy with the God Of War game.

HeavyArms
2013-03-23, 12:04 PM
When I bought the Star Wars Lego: The Empire Strikes Out, it came with a Darth Vader mini-fig with a medal pained on his chest, which makes sense if you watch the short movie.

I also bought a Kratos statue that is based on the God Of War: Ascension video game. When I was trying to get the statue to slot on to the base I felt like I was going to break something because the plastic they used to mold the statue and the base didn't feel to strong.

Finally, I got a nice looking Naruto Uzumaki statue that came with the Naruto Storm 3 game, now I'm looking to get a couple more.

Denyer
2013-03-24, 11:29 AM
The current turtles, April and Splinter. Really enjoying the scripting of the show and it's a better balance than the old show (which Turtles Forever emphasised a bit too much) -- the figures are decent representations, although why Donnie is the only one grimacing is a mystery and April's a bit bland. Also, nunchuks in single colour is rather sloppy.

Liking them all more than that suggests.

Skyquake87
2013-03-24, 08:56 PM
Like you, Denyer, i have taken the opportunity to pick up three of the four Turtles from Asda as they've had the new action figures available as some Easter special for £5 a throw. I'd picked up April O'Neil back in January and adore her! And now I own Raphael, Michaelangelo and Leonardo (Dontatello conspicuous by his absence...). Playmates have done a bang up job with these. A nice updating of the designs a little more in keeping with Eastman and Laird's original designs (at least to my eyes). The big feet give them excellent balance, the sculpts are great and they have nice posable limbs! Not a big fan of the sprued weapons, so I've just put them aside. Never owned any Turtles toys before, but these just really jump off the shelves at you and demand to be purchased. Nice, bright packaging with a cool graffiti style logo. They're not perfect, suffering from a lack of paint apps, but for a cool looking kid-friendly toy, they're near enough.

The Asda stock seems to be US packaged stuff as well, as these came with a product leaflet. I so want Fishface and Dog Pound! They look awesome, far better than Rocksteady and BeBop!

I will also have to hunt down the TV show, I really want to see it :)

Warcry
2013-03-25, 02:34 AM
Have a hard time getting into the toys for the new Turtles show, personally. The toys are great and so is the show, but I don't think the toys are particularly good representations of the show's designs. The characters models have a lot of personality to them that doesn't really carry over into plastic form given most of the toys' obligatory TMNT big toothy grins.

Plus now that I own the really neat Classics Turtles, it's hard to get excited about other toys of them so soon.

HeavyArms
2013-03-30, 02:57 PM
So for the last few weeks Toys 'R' Us has been doing specials for Lego sets, the last week of the Lego Star Wars promotion, I grabbed the Old Republic Striker Star fighter set. This week and the next couple of weeks they are promoting the Lego Super Heroes sets, so I bought Lego Batman: The Bat vs The Tumbler as well as a Police Chase set that I wanted, so that the Police Commissioner Gordon mini fig that comes in the Batman set has a vehicle.

HeavyArms
2013-04-06, 10:36 AM
Bought two Heroclix, Brainiac and Marvel Girl, mainly because they were 2.50 each. I also bought Lego Super Heroes Ultimate Spider-Man: Daily Bugle Showdown, and Spider-Cycle Chase as part of a month or so of specials I'm trying to capitalize on.

calvin_0
2013-04-10, 08:07 AM
I just got Batman Unlimited: Batgirl, pretty sweet figure, very detailed. But i wish it come with some accessory because the open hand look pretty awkward in certain pose.

HeavyArms
2013-04-13, 11:23 AM
I bought the Lego Ultimate Spider-Man: Doc Ock's Ambush, also, when I bought Bioshock Infinite, the collector's edition came with a good size statue of the Songbird with detachable wings, as well as a very small Handyman figurine, although I wish it was bigger and a Murder of Crows keyring.

Skyquake87
2013-04-14, 07:56 AM
Just some things....

Kerrang! - Currently in mourning for the passing of My Chemical Romance, whom apparently were quite important as a musical force. Astonishing Spider-Man # 88, Essential X-Men # 43 and Mighty World Of Marvel # 47. Also picked up a couple of Iron Maiden albums Piece Of Mind and Powerslave.

Currently listening to How To Destroy Angels' welcome oblivion which is right good, but invariably draws comparrisons to Reznor's other bands as quite a lot of this sounds like the more refective moments of NiN. At its best, it sounds like a crackly, Spectrum tape deck loading version Curve.

HeavyArms
2013-04-20, 07:44 AM
When I bought Injustice, it came with a statue of Wonder Woman fighting Batman, also I bought the Miles Morales version of Ultimate Spider-Man and Lego Monster Fighters Ghost Train as they were on special.

ganon578
2013-04-23, 05:18 PM
These:
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i245/raistlin578/20130421_201620_zps12f52ae0.jpg (http://s74.photobucket.com/user/raistlin578/media/20130421_201620_zps12f52ae0.jpg.html)

Being a TMNT fan for a long time (thought I haven't kept up with them much until recently) I thought these looked pretty awesome in the store. And they're almost like a 'Classics' version of the 1980's TMNT figs I had a long time ago, but with more articulation.

So far I've been really pleased with them, and they're not too expensive ($9 USD each). The arms are really poseable, and so are the legs, but some balance issues crop up when you try to pose them to crazily. They come with TONS of weapons outside of their normal armament, and the detailing is done quite well (like all the nicks and cuts on the shells). Anyways, anyone who is a TMNT fan should definitely consider getting them. I probably won't pick up any others than these (maybe Shredder?), but they're definitely fun, and exactly the same scale as the original Playmates Turtles.

Skyquake87
2013-04-24, 06:16 PM
I have those Turtles figures, they are great. I really like them. I am expecially fond of my April O'Neill figure :)

Just some albums from yester year of late:

Killing Joke - Killing Joke
Therapy? - Troublegum
Faith No More - Angel Dust

And a couple of cool little Judge Dredd pocket books 'The Dark Judges' & 'The Judge Child'

Summerhayes
2013-04-25, 08:32 AM
Saw a nice, big Enterprise D in a charity shop window for six quid, had to go back for it. It's now Sat next to my original series enterprise and looking mighty pretty

ganon578
2013-04-25, 02:15 PM
I have those Turtles figures, they are great. I really like them. I am expecially fond of my April O'Neill figure :)

I've been very pleased with the purchase, and nostalgia takes me back to when I only had the four original Turtles. My parents picked them up for me as a surprise since we couldn't go see the movie in the theaters. That was a great surprise!

I think it's kinda funny that the skin colors for Mikey and Raph are swapped from the early TMNT characters to these ones. Leo and Don have basically remained the same.

Warcry
2013-04-25, 06:47 PM
Picked up the new(ish) Batman: Unlimited Batgirl last night at a local comic shop, for a bit less than I've seen her selling for online. The articulation isn't quite on par with some of the male sculpts, partly because she doesn't have the same torso joints and partly because her hair interferes with head movement -- she's about as poseable as Mr. Freeze, but his mold is coming up on ten years old and he's supposed to be big and clunky. But she's a pretty good figure overall and I'm glad I tracked it down.

http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag6/gbehrends/BatmanToys_zpsbd216d94.jpg

My meagre selection of villains really, really need some backup now, though.

Denyer
2013-04-25, 07:41 PM
There can be such a thing as too many joints and joint lines -- I picked that one up a while back without knowing which series it was from (loose eBay example; the colours and styling are a good mix of Steph and Babs) and it's pretty nifty.

Warcry
2013-04-25, 08:06 PM
On balance, I think I agree with you. Some of the older DC Universe lines with a similar articulation style gave the female sculpts the same joints as the males and the results were spotty at best. The waist swivel especially tended to be awkwardly-placed, and the ball-joint in the upper chest gives a similar (though reduced) range of motion as the stuff that's been removed. The improved looks (and the figure does look great, I think it just edges out Freeze for my favourite in my small collection) are probably worth Batgirl's reduced poseability.

The hair is a bit more annoying, though. It looks like a separate piece from the rest of the head, and it's a shame it's not cast out of the same pliable stuff as her cape instead of hard plastic. A fairly minor issue overall, though.

Tetsuro
2013-04-26, 12:50 PM
SoC Ideon.

HeavyArms
2013-04-27, 04:54 AM
After winning on a couple of Lego sets, I was able to pick them up locally for what is virtually a buy one get one free dead.

Lego Monster Fighters Lord Vampyre's Castle and the Crazy Scientist And His Monster, which altogether cost $131!
Although the Castle is missing a black Lego piece that makes up part of the castle's spire, but that's not a big deal.

Skyquake87
2013-04-27, 08:00 PM
you should be able to order the missing piece through Lego's website for free - check the instructions for the 'missing a piece?' smiley face where all the parts are listed at the back.

I've done it for a set with some genuine bits missing...and then, he says, rather shame facedly because I managed to loose a couple of bits through being clumsy and useless :(



I have bought Rob Zombie's new album and it is most excellent :)

Warcry
2013-04-27, 11:31 PM
Ggot a TDKR "Movie Masters" Batman from a local clearance store. He's the same scale and articulation style as my other toys, but winds up being a bit smaller because...well, because Christian Bale is a normal six-foot-tall man and the comic book version of the character is six inches taller and all muscle. It's not my favourite batsuit design, but for $12 it was worth it.

http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag6/gbehrends/TDKR_Batman_2_zpsa06700ee.jpg

His neck looks silly from some angles, though. Way too long and skinny.

http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag6/gbehrends/TDKR_Batman_3_zps2544e7e9.jpg

Otherwise the only problems with it are the problems inherent in the movie design, lack of colour being #1. The toy actually has lots of paint, but it's mostly dark grey over top of black so it's really hard to see in real life (though the camera catches it pretty well...I wish it looked that cool in person :( ).

I'm totally going to wind up buying a dozen different Batman variants now, aren't I? Bah, this is all Blackjack's fault...

Denyer
2013-04-28, 12:10 PM
Drybrush some highlights on with a lighter grey, maybe?

Blackjack
2013-04-28, 01:42 PM
Bah, this is all Blackjack's fault...

-whistles innocently-

calvin_0
2013-05-02, 12:07 PM
just pick up 4" cheetara and wilykit at Toy R Us clearance sale (10 bucks, around 4 USD).

they look pretty good for a 10 bucks, i'm considering to hunt down the whole team..

its a shame that they didnt have the 6" cheetara..

Skyquake87
2013-05-02, 09:34 PM
Thundercats tanked in the UK, so the entire line ended up cheap at Home Bargains. I'd picked a few up during 2012 and completed the team just before Christmas - well at 99p each, it'd be rude not to! -and also got the funky new Thundertank for £9. The toys are actually really cool and I am very impressed by them. Bandai I have done a grand job with them, although (and this might just be a European thing) the sound chip gimmick is disappointing, with each figure just activating the same sound effect when you plug them into the Thundertank.

The 6" toys didn't seem widely available. I'm not surprised these struggled though. The enitre first assortment seemed to be nothing but Lion-O's. Older fans seemed to be passing them over for the concurrent 'Classic' versions, although we only seemed to get Lion-O and Tigra. Boring!

Denyer
2013-05-02, 09:41 PM
its a shame that they didnt have the 6" cheetara..
It's not awful, but the 4" one has a much better head sculpt / face detail.

http://www.shesfantastic.com/2012/01/bandai-6-modern-cheetara.html

calvin_0
2013-05-03, 09:08 PM
It's not awful, but the 4" one has a much better head sculpt / face detail.

http://www.shesfantastic.com/2012/01/bandai-6-modern-cheetara.html

i see, the 4" do have better sculpt, but the articulation kinda sucks... no head or waist articulation.. i cant put her in the pose that cheetara on during the original opening...

anyway, i just got 4" Lion-O, Tygra and Wilykat. they look great together. (i just notice that the thunder kitten look kinda chibi, big head, tiny body. really cute ^_^)

Lion-O sword of omen is too bend out of shape to be pose with, but luckily they include the sleeping sword of omen which can be store in the claw shield.. nice touch

also Tygra come with a gun? O.o

now i just need to find Panthro to complete the team.. hopefully i can find him...

i think i got a nostalgia fever coming...

HeavyArms
2013-05-11, 08:33 AM
I got the Battle Of Hoth Lego Star wars set on Thursday from Toys'R'Us while it had 20% off. The main reason for that particular set was because I wanted the Snow speeder.
I also got a Lego Star Wars Storm trooper/Dark trooper army set.

calvin_0
2013-05-12, 02:21 PM
it took me awhile, but i finally found 4" Panthro.. but i pay a full price for him...

oh well, it still save me quite alot, the whole team just cost me 100 bucks (around 34USD) as oppose to 300 bucks (around 100 USD) if i get it a few years back. Thundercats, Ho!

PS: if anyone know how to fix Lion-O sword, please let me know.. why the hell do they use soft rubber for a sword, when i was a kid, we have solid plastic sword for He-Man..

Denyer
2013-05-12, 02:49 PM
when i was a kid, we have solid plastic sword for He-Man..
http://www.he-man.org/collecting/toy.php?id=470

Not so much. The axe was more bendy than the sword, but still very soft plastic.

The effect's more noticeable these days because of the way the packaging is formed around the figure more (partly to limit opportunities for shoplifters) -- the additional heat and pressure can cause warping even of quite thick parts.

It's a damn shame the new show seems to have been cancelled.

HeavyArms
2013-05-18, 11:10 AM
I got Lego Star Wars 7961 Darth Maul's Sith Infiltrator in the mail on Wednesday, the box is a little thinner than I remember, which is good because it's going to be in storage for a while yet.

HeavyArms
2013-06-01, 04:27 PM
I recently bought set 75001 The Old Republic Battle Pack new locally and had two other sets come in the mail from eBay, those two being: set 9500 Sith Fury-Class Interceptor also sealed and set 4479 TIE Bomber, although I may be missing a few pieces from that one. All in all a good haul.

HeavyArms
2013-06-08, 11:23 AM
Lego Star Wars set 75000 Clone Troopers vs Droidekas Battle Pack.

HeavyArms
2013-06-15, 02:06 PM
Okay, last Sunday I got the Lego Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 79100 Kraang Lab Escape, on Tuesday I got Star Wars set 6206 Tie Interceptor in the mail, which I need to dust down, and earlier today I picked up set 9493 X-Wing Star fighter from a local eBay member and sets 9489 Endor Rebel Trooper & 9488 Imperial Trooper and Elite Clone Trooper & Commando Droid Battle Packs.

HeavyArms
2013-06-22, 06:10 AM
On Tuesday, my order for a Lego Star Wars 8015 Tie Advanced from eBay arrived although it seems a bit loose just behind the cockpit and Darth Vader is missing his helmet and lightsaber, I also bought a Kre-O Transformers Micro-Changer Hook and I picked up a unopened box of Lego Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 79103 Turtle Lair Attack.

ganon578
2013-06-24, 06:28 PM
@HeavyArms: It would appear you're the only one buying new non-TF stuff! And it also would appear that I should by stock in Lego!

Thinking of getting the Movie Masters Superman from Man of Steel. Trouble is he's $16 right now. Seems pricey to me for just a semi-articulate new Supes.

HeavyArms
2013-06-29, 11:56 AM
@HeavyArms: It would appear you're the only one buying new non-TF stuff! And it also would appear that I should by stock in Lego!

Ha ha. Might actually be a good idea.

On topic, I got a Lego Clark Kent with his shirt ripped open showing the S underneath with a Lego DVD and a Angry Birds Star Wars Storm trooper pig plushie that was on clearance.

Warcry
2013-06-29, 05:32 PM
I forgot to post it, but a couple weeks ago I picked up the new Batman Unlimited Penguin, with the blue jacket and new head sculpt based on the 80s Super Powers toy. He appeals to me way more than the DCUC or Arkham City Penguin toys that I've seen, which play up the character's ugliness rather than his sheer ridiculousness.

Thinking of getting the Movie Masters Superman from Man of Steel. Trouble is he's $16 right now. Seems pricey to me for just a semi-articulate new Supes.
He does look pretty cool, reduced articulation aside. But if he's anything like the Batman Movie Masters he won't fit in very well with the more traditional Mattel DC figures -- they're done to scale, but most of the figures are in scale with giant fantasy comic characters while the Movie Master is in scale with a normal man in a Batsuit, so he looks pretty tiny.

HeavyArms
2013-07-06, 11:25 AM
A small Keldeo that came in a Pokemon dvd box set that I bought a couple of weeks ago, two packages came in on Monday, one containing Lego Star Wars Palpatine's Arrest complete but without the box, the other containing Lego Star wars Z-95 Headhunter and Lego Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Shellraiser Street Chase, both unopened.
On Tuesday, from France a ratty looking box arrived with a Lego AT-ST and Arc-170 Star fighter, although not complete but with some pieces replaced.
And on Wednesday, during a sale I picked up Lego AT-RT and TMNT Stealth Shell In Pursuit and Shredder's Dragon Bike and an Eaglemoss 2nd issue Collectible Batmobile from the Adam West live-action show.

HeavyArms
2013-07-13, 08:46 AM
While taking advantage of a month long series of mid year sales, I bought a Lego Legends Of Chima set 70006 Cragger's Command Ship. Also, off eBay, I bought a limited edition Lego Jor-El from the DC Super Heroes sub-line.

HeavyArms
2013-07-20, 03:34 PM
Since they are on sale, I bought two of the Lego DC Super Heroes Superman sets: Black Zero Escape (76009) and Battle Of Smallville (76003).

Tetsuro
2013-07-26, 02:05 PM
Figma Cobra and D-Arts Blastoise.

HeavyArms
2013-07-27, 12:29 PM
Lego Marvel Superheroes 76006 Iron Man: Extremis Sea Port Battle and 76007 Iron Man: Malibu Mansion as well as Lego Star Wars 9490 Droid Escape.
And about a week ago I got a Eaglemoss 1989 Batmobile off eBay, can't find the third issue that came with the Tumbler, though.

Tetsuro
2013-07-31, 01:26 PM
SH Figuarts Kamen Rider 1 old
Revoltech tokusatsu Giant Robo w/ GR-2 head
Figma Fireball Charming Drossel

HeavyArms
2013-08-03, 06:24 AM
I got Kre-O Transformers Micro-Changers Quickslinger, Rampage and Blast-Off on Monday from a US eBayer.

Also, an Angry Birds Star Wars Darth Vader.

Tetsuro
2013-08-09, 09:45 AM
Figma Lady Armaroid
Soul of Chogokin Danguard Ace

HeavyArms
2013-08-10, 03:27 PM
During the week, I received in the mail: a Eaglemoss Batman Forever Batmobile from eBay and KRE-O Transformers Micro-Changers Combiners Construction Devastator Set (A2224), KRE-O Transformers Micro-Changers Combiners Superion Set (A2226), KRE-O Transformers Micro-Changers Combiners Decepticon Bruticus Set (A2225) and KRE-O Transformers Micro-Changers Combiners Predaking Set (A2227) from Amazon and Lego Pirates Of The Caribbean set 4183 The Mill from Toyworld.

Tetsuro
2013-08-19, 11:15 AM
Mattel's '66 Batman 2-pack with Batman and Robin.

Actually got this box last week, but I've decided to keep them in the box because if I can't get my hands on the Batmobile, I'm just gonna sell them.

HeavyArms
2013-08-24, 07:40 AM
I finally found a good priced Lego Star Wars 8095 General Grievous Star Fighter and bought it off eBay, the box is kinda crumpled, but what can you do.
Also, a Kre-O Transformers Destruction Site Devastator.

HeavyArms
2013-08-31, 06:56 AM
Lego Star Wars Darth Revan & Nihilus Customs.

Tetsuro
2013-09-06, 07:13 PM
SH Figuarts Cyclone (the bike, not the Rider dude) and D-Arts Venusaur.

HeavyArms
2013-09-07, 06:00 AM
Helghast Sackboy that came with Killzone: Mercenary.

inflatable dalek
2013-09-08, 07:05 PM
Picked up the first issue of the Star Trek model magazine at the nice and cheap issue début price of two pounds. A lovely little model of the D, with a nice magazine that's pretty well judged to be accessible to younger, newer fans without talking down. I don't think I'd seen the picture of the empty Generations version of the bridge before either.

The stuff written "In Universe" in the mag rather sweetly includes Jellico as an official Captain of the Enterprise but not Riker for his equally short tenure (despite mentioning his field promotion when talking about the ship's memorable adventures). Poor old Bill, he must have really pissed off Star Fleet by the point he couldn't even shoot Ron Pearlman at point blank range.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151719771589219&l=8b25a107e7

Inaction Master
2013-09-09, 03:40 AM
Off one of the more recent waves of G.I. Joe Retaliation, Ultimate Storm Shadow. Gotta say, has got a really nice retro look going on and plenty of accessories too. I used to think that the Renegades Storm Shadow was the end-all-be-all, but Ultimate sure proved me wrong.

HeavyArms
2013-09-14, 09:08 AM
A different shops I bought a bunch of Lego: 9492 Star Wars Tie Fighter, Monster Fighters Swamp Monster and the female robot, ice-cream girl, gingerbread man and rock climber from the 11th series of blind packed mini figures.

Tetsuro
2013-09-17, 12:53 PM
Got a GX-34 Gunbuster from Mandarake, only 27k yen plus shipping. The condition was described as "opened, used, case damage", which is Mandy for "opened, otherwise in immaculate condition".

HeavyArms
2013-09-21, 05:38 AM
Lego Star Wars set 7200 from eBay, the box was in bad condition as was mentioned and from a Toy'R'Us sale I picked up Lego Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 79105 Baxter's Robot Rampage as well as some blind packed series 11 mini figures: the Rock Climber again, the Yeti and the Police Constable.