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David Ferguson
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Posted: 26 April 2007 at 12:53pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply


Was wondering if this collection was only available in the UK and Ireland:

http://www.marvel-figurines.co.uk/

I have been collecting it for several years (just got issue 44 which has Iron Fist) and was wondering what people thought of it?

Some samples:

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Michael Myers
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Posted: 26 April 2007 at 1:35pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

http://www.marvel-figurines.co.uk/figurines.html

For my part, I'd never come across them, David.  It's a shame, as the quality looks to be light-years ahead of my son's superhero game-pieces of half the size (lead or no).  And heck, he could set all of these on just one shelf of his Marvel Legends line.

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Leigh Hunt
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Posted: 26 April 2007 at 1:54pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Yeah they are great. I'm a subscriber and so have every one. I know that a lot of Americans are now picking them up through Previews.
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Frank Gurstelle
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Posted: 26 April 2007 at 1:57pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Those are really, really nice. 
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John Byrne

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Posted: 26 April 2007 at 2:43pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

They look pretty nice. Is that about 3"? Long time
since I did metric.
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John Peter Britton
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Posted: 26 April 2007 at 3:06pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

The larger size hulk one they did was good too.i stopped buying them after the first 20 or so.
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Bob Simko
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Posted: 26 April 2007 at 3:18pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Wow...a Silver Surfer that isn't chrome!
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Jeff Palm
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Posted: 26 April 2007 at 7:18pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Metric conversion, 1 inch=25.4 millimeters.
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Robert White
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Posted: 26 April 2007 at 7:41pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

I really like these. I'm usually pretty darn critical when it comes to comic related statues and figures. There's something passively dignified about them that I like.
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Leigh Hunt
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Posted: 27 April 2007 at 2:35am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Here's the official website.

http://www.marvel-figurines.co.uk/

You can flick through and look at the first 55 figures plus some of the specials like Thanos and the Hulk. There is supposed to be a Galactus special sometime this year.

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John Byrne

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You can flick through and look at the first 55 figures…

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Quite a few of those I'd love to add to my collection. Of course, as is only to be expected these days, quite a few that stretch the word "classic" to the breaking point.

I suppose I shall have to go prowl eBay.

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Leigh Hunt
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Quite a few of those I'd love to add to my collection. Of course, as is only to be expected these days, quite a few that stretch the word "classic" to the breaking point.

I suppose I shall have to go prowl eBay.

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There are a lot of us collectors who are annoyed at some of the modern renditions - Beast and Cyclops for instance. Thankfully most of them are pretty traditional.

JB, they should be available from your LCS as they are in Previews now but as you say, there are plenty to be found on ebay. I will try and remember to take a snap of my collection later today.

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David Ferguson
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Posted: 27 April 2007 at 2:11pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

You can flick through and look at the first 55 figures…

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Quite a few of those I'd love to add to my collection. Of course, as is only to be expected these days, quite a few that stretch the word "classic" to the breaking point.

I suppose I shall have to go prowl eBay.

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JB, if you ever in Ireland, my local comic shop has ALL the back issues and figurines including the specials
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Lars Skau
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Posted: 27 April 2007 at 2:38pm | IP Logged | 14 post reply

Are they hard to find or can you still get them all?

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David Ferguson
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Posted: 27 April 2007 at 2:46pm | IP Logged | 15 post reply

Not hard to find in Ireland (or the UK). I don't know about anywhere else.
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John Peter Britton
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Posted: 27 April 2007 at 2:48pm | IP Logged | 16 post reply

You can still get all of them.
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Ron Sluyter
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Posted: 27 April 2007 at 2:58pm | IP Logged | 17 post reply

I did not see them in the most recent Previews, am I just not looking hard enough

Would love to get the Thor, Hawkeye, Captain America and Silver Surfer

 

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Wes Wescovich
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Posted: 27 April 2007 at 2:59pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

They have been in the magazine section previously, Ron.
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Ron Sluyter
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Posted: 27 April 2007 at 3:04pm | IP Logged | 19 post reply

Thanks, I was looking under toys and statues
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Bill Collins
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Posted: 27 April 2007 at 3:06pm | IP Logged | 20 post reply

Try Forbidden Planet mail order,i had a catalogue from them in the week,they have a large selection plus dislpay plinths.
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Ray Brady
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Posted: 27 April 2007 at 7:21pm | IP Logged | 21 post reply

They've been popping up at Midtown Comics in Manhattan. I got both the Angel and Iceman there a few weeks ago, and they had the Thing and Blade available just this afternoon. Their website currently lists Doctor Octopus, the Silver Surfer and the Green Goblin as available for order, with a load more listed as Expected.
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Ray Brady
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Posted: 27 April 2007 at 7:48pm | IP Logged | 22 post reply

Anyone up for a game?

To date, I have acquired 15 of these figures: Spider-Man, Wolverine, the Thing, the Silver Surfer, Captain America, Phoenix, Iron Man, Daredevil, Thor, the Beast, the Human Torch, Captain Britain, Cyclops, the Angel, and Iceman.

Each figure comes with an illustrated magazine that explains the history of the character, major milestones, allies, enemies, etc. Of the 15 figures I have collected, 12 have magazines that contain at least one illustration from John Byrne. Can you guess which 3 do NOT feature Byrne art?

On the same note, can you guess which 2 do not feature any art by Jack Kirby?
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John Webb
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Posted: 27 April 2007 at 7:55pm | IP Logged | 23 post reply

I have all of these figures apart from the variant Angel and Phoenix figures. for the most part I am very happy with them but just like Marvel Legends some of the size differences between figures can be a bit jarring. Venom for instance is rather small and Dr Strange seems rather big.
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David Ferguson
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Posted: 28 April 2007 at 1:42am | IP Logged | 24 post reply

I just wonder what size Galactus will be!!
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Nathan Greno
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Those little guys are pretty cool!



Also: I wish Marvel would stop ruining their characters... :(






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