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FF:NZ Action Figures discussionthread

Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by Chansplace, Jul 30, 2001.

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  1. farmboynz Jedi Knight

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    Jul 19, 2001
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    come to mention it, tried standing my Gungan warrior up in the weekend
    proved very hard to find the right balance point

    think you have spotted a great asset the commtech Chansplace
  2. SWNZ Jedi Master

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    Nov 27, 2000
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    You wouldn't believe how much blu tac I go through when i display them just to keep them upright. We need stands, they should come with the figure, it would only cost them an extra 1c to make.
  3. farmboynz Jedi Knight

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    Jul 19, 2001
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    Maybe a petition to get commtech or similar reintroduced.

    Also i prefer when they have more information about the character on the back of the card rather then a separate file.
  4. Chansplace Jedi Master

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    Jan 2, 2001
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    I have a dream:

    that each figure will come with a blaster and a holster to house it, and with that figure there shall be a grand backing card.
    but that shall not be all, There shall be a plastic peg inserted within that card, which prodrudes from a punch out character file which doubles as an action figure stand.

    one day...
  5. SWNZ Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 27, 2000
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    I'd just be happy if they went back to the old POTF2 card format and instead of info files or flash back thingies each figures comes with it's own stand.
    I do also think the slides have been their best accessory to date.
  6. ACERIMMERROCKS Jedi Master

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    May 25, 2001
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    Last night I got that wookiee guy u get in that rpg set his weapon is terrable.
  7. BEV1138 Jedi Master

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    Aug 3, 2000
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    Just popped in and noticed you guys were talking about action figure stands.

    SWNZ, I used to go through a lot of blu tac aswell.

    I then progressed to 'blu tacing' them to card board. This made dusting and moving them around much easier. The trick is to choose the right cardboard. corrigated is good because it keeps its shape when cut into small rectangles.

    Now I buy Action Stands(Black plastic disks with pegs in them) which you can order through most comic shops. But it gets expensive after a while. Its worth it though because it looks pretty good.

    There are two types of Action Stands. Old School and New School. The Old School stand also fit McFarlane Figures. I wouldn't be able to get my Ash figure to stand without them. But you have to use two stands for each figure. Because they're so damn big.
  8. farmboynz Jedi Knight

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    Jul 19, 2001
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    Stands cost money and it adds up over a while

    I think the slides are a cool link between the film and figures esp with some of the minor characters.

    Think you are right with the old POTF2 cards more information
  9. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    Dec 23, 2000
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    Do you guys remember the 95 'steroid' version action figures? I was comparing the 95 Vader to the Dagobah Vader and having a laugh.
  10. Chansplace Jedi Master

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    Jan 2, 2001
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    its even funnier comparing them to the vintage ones.
  11. Buzz-Bumble Jedi Master

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    Nov 27, 2000
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    Those old "Pumping Iron" figures NEARLY put me off collecting altogether - luckily they changed them pretty quickly.
  12. ACERIMMERROCKS Jedi Master

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    May 25, 2001
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    Got my new figs today y does the red battle driod have this lever thingy in its back?
  13. Chansplace Jedi Master

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    Jan 2, 2001
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    one way to find out... push it!
  14. farmboynz Jedi Knight

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    Jul 19, 2001
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    I remember that when i got mine can't remember what is does now thou sorry Ace.
    Have to have a look when i get home

  15. ACERIMMERROCKS Jedi Master

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    May 25, 2001
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    He scones himself in the head with his hand wats the piont of that its just stupid.
  16. Chansplace Jedi Master

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    Jan 2, 2001
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    maybe its the one in the movie that goes "Doh!"

    I've just found out theres a split apart battle droid that comes with a playset. I'm trying to work out whether this is the playset that came out at The Warehouse, Theed Hangar I believe. It came with an exclusive Battle droid, I didnt think it was any different to the others so I didnt buy it. any one know?
  17. farmboynz Jedi Knight

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    Jul 19, 2001
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    Thats right i can't figure out why they would make him do that either

    As for the break a part battle Droid took the below off the Toyzz.com page.
    Hope this helps Chansplace.

    A Theed Hangar Playset Exclusive! Now you can finally build that huge diorama scene full of Battle Droids without spending all of your credits! This Exclusive Break Apart/Magnetized Battle Droid comes packed on a sealed blister and comes complete with blaster and backpack! These are standard sized 3 3/4" figures, but they are not as articulated or as "thick" as regular figures.
  18. farmboynz Jedi Knight

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    Jul 19, 2001
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    Which is the best and worst ship/toy made?

    My personal favourites are the A-wing, ISP-6 and AT-AT.

    I think they should have made the rebel snowspeeder a bit smaller thou.
  19. Chansplace Jedi Master

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    Jan 2, 2001
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    Vintage Obi wan was a bit of a shocker.
    worst vehicle = Imperial troop transport.
  20. farmboynz Jedi Knight

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    Jul 19, 2001
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    could never really figure that one out.
    they even released it twice

    i think i want the original shuttle thou it looks pretty cool

    what are peoples thoughts on the mini rig series?

    side note i got one of the break apart battle droids not what i expected very limited playability
  21. Chansplace Jedi Master

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    Jan 2, 2001
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    did you get the break apart droid from the theed hangar playset?

    Yeah the original shuttle looks great, cant wait for them to release a new one.
    I'm not a big fan of mini-rigs, and I'm proud that I've never owned one (unledss u count the tri pod laser cannon)most collectors I know have at least one or two tucked away out of sight.

    The new palm talkers look funny. wouldnt mind getting hold of one or two. any comments?
  22. HumsupFett Jedi Knight

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    Dec 7, 2000
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    Yeah, action figures. Like to talk about them. Just noticed I had all the 3.75" Sandtroopers that Hasbro has ever made.

    1. Sandtrooper Grey (with Dewback)
    2. Sandtrooper White (3D Diorama)
    3. Sandtrooper Orange (POTF2 regular card)
    4. Sandtrooper Grey (POTJ)

    Yesterday, I stood them all together and they look like a messed up bunch with the POTJ guy clearly standing out from the rest :D
    Anybody here can think of another Sandtrooper I may missed out?
  23. farmboynz Jedi Knight

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    Jul 19, 2001
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    As for mini rig i like some of them
    The ISP-6 esp also the desert sail skiff

    I have a few of them but some of them i can't work out what they were thinking.
    Not sure about the PDT-8 (although i have 1) and the endor forest ranger


    As for the sandtrooper know what you mean an interesting bunch
    the other one to include is the deluxe crowd control trooper
    I personally thinking the best range of imperial trooper thou
    I think the one from the cantina scene is the best

    Yeah Chansplace got one of the battle driod break apart interesting
    two parts plus gun & backpack
    no movement in the arms or legs
  24. Chansplace Jedi Master

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    Jan 2, 2001
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    of the troopers, I like the Scout trooper best. in fact, I'd like to see a new EU figure: Imperial Sea Trooper.
  25. Kitt327 Jedi Master

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    Dec 23, 2000
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    This might sound really sick, but I'd like to see an 'ESB revelation' Luke, with removal hand. Or let me guess, one already exists?
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