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View Poll Results: What other toylines do you collect?
Gobots/Machine Robo etc. 12 19.05%
G. I. Joe/Action Force 15 23.81%
M. O. T. U. 5 7.94%
Marvel or DC figs 11 17.46%
Lego 30 47.62%
Thundercats 2 3.17%
Ghostbusters 1 1.59%
Star Wars 16 25.40%
Convertors 2 3.17%
Other 34 53.97%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 63. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 2007-10-22, 09:42 AM   #21
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I used to collect Master Grade gundam models and the 1/100 Seed Destiny line, but dropped it.

At the moment I'm trying to round up a Macross collection from Yamato. Only thing is, those 1/60 jets cost around 200 dollars each when factoring in shipping.
 

Few stuff in the UK to trade/sell. Measly sales thread.
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Old 2007-10-24, 05:00 PM   #22
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I found some old pics of stuff I had in the last two or so years propped up on my desk. Enjoy:

Green Lanterns:


Heroclix:


Bubblegum Machine F4 Figures:


Black Manta:


Aliens and Predators:


Various Star Wars stuff:





More ML stuff:



 


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Old 2007-10-24, 06:27 PM   #23
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holy cow 'zeeks ! nice house !

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I also have most of my Legos from when I was a child.
Yeh, I am the current guardian of the family heirloom. I add to it from time to time, but most of my contribution has consisted of rescuing stuff from friends' bins.

*pride*

As far as collections go, I like to go laterally, going for a pick'n'mix style... It's a principle that works better when applied to books though. For example, my collection of #1s is steadily growing, but that's off-topic.
 
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Old 2007-10-24, 06:36 PM   #24
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Generally, my parents have a "well, it's yours, do what you want with it" attitude to my childhood stuff, with one exception - the Lego is never, ever to be sold. And I tell you what, it never will be. If I ever get drunk enough to have kids, they're going to be brought up on the stuff. No toy in the world with that much to teach.
 
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Old 2007-10-24, 07:10 PM   #25
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I used to collect Doctor Who figures (I have most of the Dapol ones) but now I'm strictly a Dalek collector.
Have a few bandai Godzilla figures too, but not really enough to call it a "collection" at the moment...
 



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Old 2007-10-24, 07:14 PM   #26
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the Lego is never, ever to be sold.
The unspoken heresy !

I'm dead proud of my task of "keeper of the lego". Y'know, "eldest son gets to be king, youngest son gets the lego". I'm sure it's written in stone somewhere.

Yeh, the lego is teh sacred.
 
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Old 2007-10-24, 08:13 PM   #27
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Generally, my parents have a "well, it's yours, do what you want with it" attitude to my childhood stuff, with one exception - the Lego is never, ever to be sold. And I tell you what, it never will be. If I ever get drunk enough to have kids, they're going to be brought up on the stuff. No toy in the world with that much to teach.
You and me both, Kid.
I can't tell you how many times my Dad has warned me to never EVER sell my Star Wars stuff. By far, my collection of the vintage stuff eclipses all other collections, including Doom, TF's, and everything else. I have giant plastic crates in the attic that take up half the attic space, and I am to NEVER touch it. I've often wondered why he gets so defensive about the Star Wars....maybe because it was such an integral part of my childhood and perhaps the only bond I ever really had with him? Dunno.
 


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Old 2007-10-24, 09:26 PM   #28
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You know - I really admire you guys for holding onto your/other peoples' Lego. I failed, I'm afraid, but only due to under-handed tactics by the parents All I did was go to school like any other 12 y-o and return home to find my dad proudly presenting me with a Ł10 note. I was not very happy, but there was nothing I could do, except take the dosh.

I mourned my lost Lego. Heck, I still mourn it now...
 

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Old 2007-10-25, 02:29 AM   #29
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@kremzeek... HOORAY ALIENS AND PREDATORS!

@ rest... i have a 65 lb box of lego bricks and various parts... me and my niece assemble large cities... and then my lego monstrocities wage war and level said city!

i agree: the lego must never be sold- the lego is sacred- believe upon it, for it is good...

ummm, ignore that last part... if you would...
 

HE JUST WON'T STAY DEAD
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Old 2007-10-25, 03:02 AM   #30
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No toy in the world with that much to teach.
I feel much the same way about language/text/writing/code. The next step would be to actually learn how to use graphics packages to create from scratch, or draw in more than a perfunctory way...

Everybody should have something creative to go alongside consumerist pursuits.
 
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Old 2007-10-25, 08:03 AM   #31
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Yeh, kids especially need to be taught early on the value of creativity, be it with pen, paintbox or Lego. Personally I find the general decline of Lego (what stuff is avaliable is often inflexible kit stuff based on what's on the telly/in the cinema) to be a worrying sign for kids everywhere, especially as it hasn't simply been shoved aside for another similar thing.
 
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Old 2007-10-25, 07:10 PM   #32
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Speaking of Legos, Maju found a Doom figure, so I looked at some of the other stuff on this site:

http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=157248

pretty good stuff.

Cliffy, as a Lego Conoisseur, how was the Doom figure made (in your best opinion)? I'm assuming he did a custom color job on an existing figure from the Lego Line. Maybe Darth Maul? Dunno. I would love to attempt one of my own.
 


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Old 2007-10-25, 08:55 PM   #33
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Face, I think, is a custom...

http://peeron.com/inv/parts/x115 - hood, probably repainted (not up to date on more recent stuff)
http://peeron.com/inv/parts/522 - cloak

Rest is fairly common-or-garden. Can't place the torso, but I doubt he'd customise a sticker with a random logo on there. There's plenty of stuff that'd make a passable Doom torso from various lines.

EDIT: Torso - http://peeron.com/inv/parts/973ph5

EDIT II: http://peeron.com/inv/parts/3626bpx340 or http://peeron.com/inv/parts/3626bpx307 might make a passable off-the-shelf head.
 

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Old 2007-10-26, 02:33 AM   #34
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OMG's, thanks Cliffy.

I actually went out to a few toy stores tonight to look in the Lego sections. KB was pitiful. Target the same. Then I went to TRU... Holy Crap! (/Peter Griffin)
So, I saw this one Star Wars set that had Obi Wan in it. I figured "Oh what the hell. I can will maybe blow 20 bucks on it, send the actual Legos to someone who would appreciate them, and just work on the figure itself."

Then I saw the price tag.

F**K ME HARD WITH A CHAINSAW!

$99.99!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sweet baby Jesus, I didn't realize they were so expensive. Of course, this was a rather big set.....I think it was like the republic gunship or something.

Anyways, I will shop around, maybe hit a few flea markets and see what I can't drum up.

Anywho, I just wanted to say thanks again for all the info, Cliffy. At least now I know what I can look for.
 


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Old 2007-10-26, 02:36 AM   #35
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Sorry for the confusion there, Zeeks.

Anyway, anyone know of a good way to make a human to hang with my TFs? I'm thinking of making me...
 


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Old 2007-10-26, 02:59 AM   #36
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Not like this.

http://transfanon.wikia.com/wiki/Echowarrior
http://www.worlds-worst.com/worldswo...allery/ech.jpg

It depends which TFs. G.I. Joe stuff is in scale with larger items, just about.
 
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Old 2007-10-26, 04:12 AM   #37
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Look at me ! I have five heads !!1!

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Personally I find the general decline of Lego (what stuff is avaliable is often inflexible kit stuff based on what's on the telly/in the cinema) to be a worrying sign for kids everywhere
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F**K ME HARD WITH A CHAINSAW!

$99.99!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sweet baby Jesus, I didn't realize they were so expensive.
Erm, this reminds me of a vague point I was thinking of making. I [sort of] followed the legoŽ/megablok battle [news link] and I seem to remember thinking that this was going to be the end of legoŽ, and the market was going to be flooded with dirt-cheap buckets of bricks made by companies like "ogel" or "elgo". I think that the people at legoŽ were thinking the same thing. So they panicked and aimed high, going for the prestige of licences, older age groups, and really wierd bricks-that-won't-look-anything-like-the-ordinary-ones-that-all-those
-parasite-companies-will-be-importing, which put their costs up. It's OFFICIAL LEGOŽ people ! Star Wars legoŽ is the REAL deal !

I really liked the idea of legoŽ shops, the ones where you could buy bricks by the gram. Just buckets and buckets of loose legoŽ and a scoop. heaven. I can't find them on the internet, but I'm pretty sure I didn't dream about it... I seriously thought about opening one a while back. I still think about it from time to time.
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You know - I really admire you guys for holding onto your/other peoples' Lego.
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I mourned my lost Lego. Heck, I still mourn it now...
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Anyway, anyone know of a good way to make a human to hang with my TFs? I'm thinking of making me...
http://www.globalchange.com/clonlink.htm ?

I remember johnny quest figures being slightly smaller scale than action force, if that's any help.
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Everybody should have something creative to go alongside consumerist pursuits.
oo, you pessimist.

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Old 2007-10-26, 07:46 AM   #38
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I really liked the idea of legoŽ shops, the ones where you could buy bricks by the gram. Just buckets and buckets of loose legoŽ and a scoop. heaven. I can't find them on the internet, but I'm pretty sure I didn't dream about it...
There used to be a shop in the Bullring in Birmingham. The last time I was in the shopping centre it was just pre-Christmas and terribly packed, but I couldn't find the outlet at all. I used to like wandering round the seriously over-priced stuff and then I'd buy a Bionicle or two at reasonable cost (the Beloved had banned me from the pic'n'mix so I had to compromise, yes?).

You can buy loose Lego; it's still advertised in the Lego magazine, but it's expensive. Scraplet1 is a member of the Lego Club and we both have on-line accounts, but we're rarely talking pocket money here anymore - unless other kids are getting more pocket money per month than ever before!
 

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Old 2007-10-26, 07:55 AM   #39
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Is that Bull Ring shop not there at all? That's a shame. It would have been Mecca to Cliffy...
 
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Old 2007-10-26, 08:09 AM   #40
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I'm in Brum for a PCS Seminar at Five Ways on 7th November - it finishes at 4pm so I'll probably go have a stroll round the Bullring before I catch the train home...
 

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