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Dale-Taco
Feb 18, 2009



Found this gray lady at Target today.



And this at the thrift shop.

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Xenomrph
Dec 9, 2005

AvP Nerd/Fanboy/Shill



Iíve got the color version of that Battle Sister on preorder with BBTS, I have no confidence Iíll see her at retail.

CelticPredator
Oct 11, 2013



I found one roadblock at my target lol. I picked him up tonally because heís much better looking than the OG. But still. The other day I went to another target and saw some guy walking out with a Joe. No idea what it was but they didnít have anything else.

Iím really only wanting the cobra infantryís. I have everyone else.

Old Kentucky Shark
May 25, 2012

If you think you're gonna get sympathy from the shark, well then, you won't.



Xenomrph posted:

Iíve got the color version of that Battle Sister on preorder with BBTS, I have no confidence Iíll see her at retail.

Same.

Normally I hate McFarlane but I love my space marine. Heís such a big chonky boy.

Xenomrph
Dec 9, 2005

AvP Nerd/Fanboy/Shill



Old Kentucky Shark posted:

Same.

Normally I hate McFarlane but I love my space marine. Heís such a big chonky boy.

Iíve got the Necron Warrior, I like him a lot more than I thought I would.

McFarlane has been making some cool stuff lately. Iíve got all of their Dark Knights Metal evil Batmen, and their Kickstarter Spawn is rad as hell.

CelticPredator
Oct 11, 2013



Yeah he is





Aphrodite
Jun 27, 2006



As long as they don't waste licenses again on those dumb articulated statues they did a few years ago.

Fuzz
Jun 2, 2003

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My hauls today:





Tha's a biiiiig box.

sticksy
May 26, 2004
keeping austin weird





Nap Ghost

Rhyno posted:

BSS ACTION FIGURE MEGATHREAD: Put a fuckin saddle on it

Nerd Of Prey
Aug 10, 2002




I meant to post this yesterday but forgot... If anyone is curious about "Defenders of the Earth" in light of their getting cool toys, and does not remember the obscure cartoon, the dudes at Toy Galaxy made an excellent video explaining WTF it was all about :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbcHfCr1ruM

Short version if you don't like videos: The same company that created a lot of pulp adventure heroes for comic strips in the 1930's (pre-Superman, even!), still holding the rights to these mostly-forgotten properties in the mid-80s, decided to try relaunching them as a modern superhero team in an effort to hop on the Saturday morning cartoon money train. It only lasted one season, largely due to an already-saturated cartoon market, but the show was neat and the toys were neat. Pretty easy to find the cartoons on YouTube. (Side note: This was several years after Flash Gordon had failed to launch as a film franchise, despite the movie being good fun.)

Also I forgot to note it yesterday but the new Neca figures' packaging is heavily inspired by the original 1986 toy line by Galoob, down to putting the Neca logo in a Galoob-inspired font, much as they have put Kenner-inspired logos on some other toys.

Macdeo Lurjtux
Jul 5, 2011

BRRREADSTOOORRM!


Aphrodite posted:

As long as they don't waste licenses again on those dumb articulated statues they did a few years ago.

Even if the articulation is bad I still love their Akira/Trigun figures from 20 years ago. The sculpts are beautiful. I just wish I had opened them when I got them back then. Now they're just a bit too much NIB to Crack them open.

Aphrodite
Jun 27, 2006



Macdeo Lurjtux posted:

Even if the articulation is bad I still love their Akira/Trigun figures from 20 years ago. The sculpts are beautiful. I just wish I had opened them when I got them back then. Now they're just a bit too much NIB to Crack them open.

I never saw those, but I'm talking the stuff they did around the Andromeda release.

They had the license for that and those figures have like 5 points of articulation: head swivel, shoulder and elbow.

If they still have the license, the Legendary edition leading to some new Mass Effect stuff would be nice. The sculpting on the original line is actually pretty good for the time (except Miranda) but they're pretty limited articulation.

Xenomrph
Dec 9, 2005

AvP Nerd/Fanboy/Shill



There was this sort of transition period from when they were doing their 5Ē Halo stuff (which was cool) until they started doing DC stuff that it seemed like they just didnít know what they were doing or just didnít care. The glut of Walking Dead figures were unimpressive, and those pseudo-statues for Mass Effect/Gears of War/Titanfall were pretty egregious, but it feels like theyíve turned things around with their DC, Mortal Kombat, and Warhammer stuff, and especially Kickstarter Spawn.

Is their stuff perfect? Well no, but there are certain things they do really well and I appreciate some of their more recent stuff.

I will say that I wish the 40K Battle Sister figure had an un-helmeted head because I feel thatís more ďiconicĒ, but oh well.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

Well, of course I know him.
He's me.


Their Halo line was great, especially coming off the heels of Joyrideís extremely uneven line. Joyride never got any of the proportions right after Halo 1, but McFarlane nailed pretty much everything right off the bat.

Shiroc
May 16, 2009



At one point I had an absurd number of the McFarlane Halo figures. All of the variations and colors of the Spartans hit my collector impulses hard. I slowly got rid of all of them though. I do miss the one that matched my Halo 3 in game multiplayer Spartan.

Shiroc fucked around with this message at 07:37 on Apr 16, 2021

Xenomrph
Dec 9, 2005

AvP Nerd/Fanboy/Shill



Shiroc posted:

I one point I had an absurd number of the McFarlane Halo figures. All of the variations and colors of the Spartans hit my collector impulses hard. I slowly got rid of all of them though. I do miss the one that matched my Halo 3 in game multiplayer Spartan.

I didnít have a ton of them, but I made my multiplayer Elite and Iíve still got him and I think I still have the Arbiter and Halo 3 Chief.

CelticPredator
Oct 11, 2013



Those new halo figures are decent. Not great but good enough for 20. The worst part are the guns and paint.

Xenomrph
Dec 9, 2005

AvP Nerd/Fanboy/Shill



I havenít been thrilled by the smaller ones (especially compared to McFís offerings at the same scale) but I got the larger Kat figure and sheís pretty nice.

Shiroc
May 16, 2009



I have three of the bigger new ones. I'm in between moving apartments and haven't opened any of them yet but they look nice in the boxes.

The little ones have looked disappointing. I used to collect all of the Brutes but the new ones just look junky. Of course, the screenshots of Halo Infinite I saw also looked junky so it might be game accurate.

WonkyBob
Jan 1, 2013


Macdeo Lurjtux posted:

Even if the articulation is bad I still love their Akira/Trigun figures from 20 years ago. The sculpts are beautiful. I just wish I had opened them when I got them back then. Now they're just a bit too much NIB to Crack them open.

That whole line were great, I had the Ryoko and Armitage figures. Quite amusing to see them both going for almost retail on eBay next to Kanedas bike on its own card for $150...

S.W.O.R.D. Agent
Apr 30, 2012


Nerd Of Prey posted:

I meant to post this yesterday but forgot... If anyone is curious about "Defenders of the Earth" in light of their getting cool toys, and does not remember the obscure cartoon, the dudes at Toy Galaxy made an excellent video explaining WTF it was all about :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbcHfCr1ruM

Short version if you don't like videos: The same company that created a lot of pulp adventure heroes for comic strips in the 1930's (pre-Superman, even!), still holding the rights to these mostly-forgotten properties in the mid-80s, decided to try relaunching them as a modern superhero team in an effort to hop on the Saturday morning cartoon money train. It only lasted one season, largely due to an already-saturated cartoon market, but the show was neat and the toys were neat. Pretty easy to find the cartoons on YouTube. (Side note: This was several years after Flash Gordon had failed to launch as a film franchise, despite the movie being good fun.)

Also I forgot to note it yesterday but the new Neca figures' packaging is heavily inspired by the original 1986 toy line by Galoob, down to putting the Neca logo in a Galoob-inspired font, much as they have put Kenner-inspired logos on some other toys.
The whole series is available on Amazon Prime as well!

Blackchamber
Jan 25, 2005



Hot Toys Ahsoka Tano from the Mandalorian up for preorder. Immediately smashed the buy button.

Agrias120
Jun 27, 2002

I will burn my dread.



Blackchamber posted:

Hot Toys Ahsoka Tano from the Mandalorian up for preorder. Immediately smashed the buy button.

Welp looks like I am pre-ordering a second Ahsoka figure from Hot Toys.

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


Blackchamber posted:

Hot Toys Ahsoka Tano from the Mandalorian up for preorder. Immediately smashed the buy button.

The likeness is really rough. It looks more like Katie Sackhoff than Rosario Dawson.

Nanigans
Aug 31, 2005

~Waku Waku~


The_Doctor posted:

The likeness is really rough. It looks more like Katie Sackhoff than Rosario Dawson.

I was thinking the same thing about the Katee likeness. The eyebrows also give me a super saiyan 3 vibe.

CelticPredator
Oct 11, 2013



HT always look better in hand. Ive had very few that looked really bad. Some better than others but they're usually my favorite version of said character.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

Well, of course I know him.
He's me.


Iím still waiting for them to put General Kenobi up for pre-order. I may just do the Mythos version instead if summer passes and itís still not up.

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CelticPredator
Oct 11, 2013



Itís such a weird time right now. Covid hosed everything up. Pennywise was supposed to be out now but it got bumped up to October...

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