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David Bensette
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Posted: 16 March 2017 at 3:34pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Checked out the site.
Can't believe they have Golden Girl ones.
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Sam Houston
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Posted: 16 March 2017 at 4:34pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Is that good or bad? :-)
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Michael Roberts
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Posted: 16 March 2017 at 5:18pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

I had managed to resist the whole Pop phenomenon. Then they came
out with a Doctor Who line, and I decided to just pick up those. Big
mistake. It opened the gateway to Marvel and Star Wars and a whole
bunch of other figures.
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James Woodcock
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Posted: 16 March 2017 at 11:54pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I am convinced the whole Pop phenomena is a giant Ponzi scheme but with figures.
I know people are buying them but when I walk into a shop and see the level of stock they have on display, small shops even, the amount of money those shops have tied up in that company is shocking.
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Bill Mimbu
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Posted: 24 March 2017 at 6:36am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Kaiyodo is releasing a roughly 10 inch long display "figure" of the Disney 20K Leagues Nautilus submarine as part of the Movie Revoltech line:



More photos and features on the HLJ website.

(Just when I thought I was free and clear, they drag me back in again...)
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Gundars Berzins
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Posted: 24 March 2017 at 9:16am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Very cool.
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Doug Centers
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Posted: 24 March 2017 at 4:17pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Oh no! Why did I look at this?
Please do not activate my collector gene!
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Sam Houston
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Posted: 02 April 2017 at 9:21am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Yes, yes I did!



http://www.toysrus.com/buy/hero-play/marvel-legends-captain- america-shield-b7436-86139106
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Stephen Churay
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Posted: 03 April 2017 at 1:00pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

I wanted to take second and give some well deserved kudos
to the customer service department for LANARD TOYS.

Lanard is the company that makes THE C.O.R.P.S. army men
for Walmart. They look like cheap G.I.Joe knock offs but
are actually better made figures that what Hasbro has been
making.

In any case they are also producing toys for KONG SKULL
ISLAND. The big toy being an 18" King Kong. My son and I
saw one about 2 weeks ago and he loved it. Well, his
birthday is May 8th. So, about a week later, I went back
to buy one. $30,very reasonably priced. It's no where to
he found, not in the stores and not online unless I want
to pay secondary market prices. So, I sent an email to the
company asking about the toy.

They got back to me the next business day, understood the
problem and we're already correcting it. New Kongs should
be in store by his birthday.

In a world where so much customer service is automated it
was nice to get a personal response and in such a quick
time frame.

Bravo, Lanard Toys

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Stephen Churay
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Posted: 03 April 2017 at 1:01pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Btw, if you haven't seen the figure, it's pretty cool for
a kid's toy.
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Bill Mimbu
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Posted: 07 April 2017 at 11:36pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

The Eaglemoss booth at Wondercon 2017 last weekend:



I did end up buying the large-scale USS Enterprise miniature (but did that at my LCS the day before heading to the con):

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Charles Valderrama
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Posted: 19 April 2017 at 9:40am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Usually, I love the work of MEZCO on their ONE:12 Collectors line, but this Wolverine (now up for pre-order) and it looks like kinda weird. Glad they went with the brown & yellow outfit, however the laced boots, belt and the shoulder pads don't work for me. Plus I was expecting an unmasked head to be included. Oh well....




-C!

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Ryan Maxwell
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Posted: 19 April 2017 at 6:34pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

Why would you put shoulder pads on a character famous for violently swinging his arms? 
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John Byrne

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Posted: 19 April 2017 at 7:28pm | IP Logged | 14 post reply

There's a Wonder Woman on horseback statue I am going to have to find room for, if I like the movie!
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Greg Kirkman
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Posted: 19 April 2017 at 9:30pm | IP Logged | 15 post reply

I did end up buying the large-scale USS Enterprise miniature (but did that at my LCS the day before heading to the con):
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From what I've seen, it looks like the large Enterprise is about the same size (about 11" long) as the Polar Lights 1/1000 model kit. It looks to be less accurate, but the upside is that it's pre finished, and has die-cast metal construction.

While I've not gotten into the Eaglemoss TREK ships, myself, I do like checking out video and still-image reviews of the various releases. Accuracy issues with a lot of them, but they still look like cool display pieces at pretty reasonable prices.

Also, Sam's photo makes me once again hanker for a Captain America shield replica, but it seems that most of the current licensed replicas feature the extra detailing of the movie version and/or the red, SILVER, and blue color scheme. Me, I'd prefer something a little more comic-accurate. Same with Thor's hammer. 


A slight tangent--I was recently speaking with a youthful (19!) coworker, who expressed interest in getting into comics (since she loves the movies), but, like most newbies, has no idea where to start. She totally gets my ranting about fidelity to the source material and my complaints about where the comic industry has gone, and seems like a perfect person to convert to the Nerd Side. She mentioned that she loves Captain America, so, as one of the random acts of kindness that I often like to perform, I got her Marvel Masterworks: THE AVENGERS vol. 1, Marvel Masterworks: CAPTAIN AMERICA VOL. 1, and CAPTAIN AMERICA: WAR AND REMEMBERANCE. 

She was ridiculously excited to receive these books, and said it felt like going to Disney World. I couldn't stop smiling as I drove home. 

Pssss--Don't tell, but I also got her the first SPIDER-MAN and FANTASTIC FOUR Epic Collections, as well as THE INCREDIBLE HULK Masterworks vol. 1, since her birthday is next month. Might as well provide a reasonably broad-based gateway drug, y'know?

This is pretty much my way of both paying forward the good luck/karma that got me a signed copy of I AM NOT SPOCK for free, as well as spreading my love of comics of the next generation. Good times!


Edited by Greg Kirkman on 19 April 2017 at 9:32pm
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Marc Baptiste
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Posted: 25 April 2017 at 2:57am | IP Logged | 16 post reply

JB,

Is this the WONDER WOMAN on HORSEBACK statue to which you are referring?  

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Roberto Melendrez
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Posted: 25 April 2017 at 10:52am | IP Logged | 17 post reply

Wow!!!!

http://m.ashtondrake.com/products/302682001_batman-classic-t v-series-portrait-figure.html?searchTerm=batman&N=9047&a mp;canonicalUrl=/search/batman.html

(My office has lousy phone reception - hopefully someone can upload a pic)
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James Woodcock
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Posted: 27 April 2017 at 3:17pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

Just received an email inviting me to take part in a survey about Eaglemoss producing a series of 9.5 inch ships from BATTLESTAR GALACTICA. These are the 350 jobs which are too expensive for me. I would much rather have £10 ones similar size as the STAR TREK and BATMOBILES.
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Gundars Berzins
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Posted: 27 April 2017 at 10:38pm | IP Logged | 19 post reply

I'm thinking of getting a Green Lantern statue and prefer a 1/6 scale size. Was thinking of this one but are there any other suggestions?

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Gil Dowling
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Posted: 30 April 2017 at 7:07am | IP Logged | 20 post reply

Sideshow has a couple, bigger than 6th scale though:

https://www.sideshowtoy.com/brands/dc-comics/?character=Gree n+Lantern
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Marc Baptiste
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Posted: 30 April 2017 at 8:59am | IP Logged | 21 post reply

Dear JB and Everybuddy,

I just purchased (along with a few other things) this WONDER WOMAN movie Barbie doll - does this not look a LOT like a JB Wonder Woman??  From the pose to the, hairstyle, legs/feet, etc.?



Edited by Marc Baptiste on 30 April 2017 at 9:03am
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John Byrne

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Posted: 30 April 2017 at 9:25am | IP Logged | 22 post reply

http://m.ashtondrake.com/products/302682001_batman-classic-t v-series-portrait-figure.html?searchTerm=batman&N=9047&a mp;canonicalUrl=/search/batman.html

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Before you buy that, consider this:

It really does look that good!

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John Byrne

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Posted: 30 April 2017 at 9:26am | IP Logged | 23 post reply

…does this not look a LOT like a JB Wonder Woman?

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It's all in the eye of the beholder!

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Gundars Berzins
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Posted: 30 April 2017 at 9:29am | IP Logged | 24 post reply

Sideshow has a couple, bigger than 6th scale though:

https://www.sideshowtoy.com/brands/dc-comics/?character=Gree n+Lantern

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Thanks for the info Gil. I'll check.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 04 May 2017 at 11:25am | IP Logged | 25 post reply

What I take to be the latest Bombshell figure from DC is cute. Jesse Quick as a car hop.
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