I Bought Them All - the Figures, the Ships, even the LEGO! (Part 2)

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  1. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    Postman brought Insider #143 today. Pretty good issue! I read it trying to hide from the 90 F+ temperature here in the Greater London area.
  2. Hando Jedi Master

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    I stopped collecting that unfortunately I may have to 're-sub' . . . . Yes, I can feel the force flowing out of it again.

    Being honest I got fed up with all TCW coverage . . . . and I didn't particularly mind TCW.
  3. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    It wasn't a bad issue. The short story Incognito was pretty good. It's a lead-in to the upcoming Kenobi book.
  4. Hando Jedi Master

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  5. TrakNar Force Ghost

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    Picked up the latest issue of Insider the other day.
  6. DarthMak Force Ghost

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    Giant size Darth Vader figure arrived at my door today. Wow, images and videos don't do him justice. He's friggin' HUGE.
  7. Juke Skywalker Force Ghost

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    Picked up the 6" luke X-Wing and 3 3/4" Luke Throne room today.
  8. JediMasterKeno Force Ghost

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    Just yesterday I got in the mail, the Vintage Collection Endor Rebel trooper figure. Great figure. Now I need to get another one to customize into the old bearded guy that was on screen for a bout a second when Han tapped that Biker Scout on the shoulder.
  9. PadmeLeiaJaina Force Ghost

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    Hee hee - I haven't seen one of those yet - I would like to eventually get one. Where I'll put him is another story :p
  10. Juke Skywalker Force Ghost

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    I saw him too. He's seriously the size of my 4 year old Nephew! I don 't know if it's Hasbro who has the license (I don't think it is), but they made a similarly sized Superman for Man of Steel that've been guarding the endcaps of my local Wal-Mart this Summer.
  11. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    Postman brought the Sep issue of the UK Clone Wars Comic magazine.
  12. PadmeLeiaJaina Force Ghost

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    It's by Jakks Pacific, they are the same people who did the massive Superman & Batman figures. They're going to be doing clones next :rolleyes:
  13. Juke Skywalker Force Ghost

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    [face_laugh] Clones?! I guess it was inevitable. I saw him again today, even snapped his pic to show my friend and fellow collector, but I didn't check to see what kind of articulation he has (I know you can rotate the head on the Superman figure because my OCD has caused me to stop and "fix" their heads half a dozen times). If it's essentially a giant statue I'm not sure where the play value is... and, from a kid's POV, what good is a giant Vader without a giant Luke or Obi-Wan to battle?
  14. PadmeLeiaJaina Force Ghost

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    I think they've only got like 5 pts of articulation. There are rumors that Costco is going to get a version w/ a light up lightsaber for Vader.

    Maybe they're just designed to lord over kids beds and give them nightmares ala the scary clown in "Poltergeist" :p
  15. Juke Skywalker Force Ghost

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    Heck, I'd wager the "real" Vader only had five points of articulation in that bulky costume. Authenticity!

    Lol!
  16. DarthMak Force Ghost

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    He basically has vintage figure articulation, but his wrists do turn as well. He's just a sight to behold though, definitely now one of my favorite items. I also saw him at my walmart today, but the chain around his neck was busted. I hope this isn't a common problem...

    My only complaint about him is he needs to get a job...
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    Today I found C-3PO and R2-D2 Action Masters diecast figures from the mid 90s at a rummage sale for cheap. I had the Vader as a kid so I was excited. They look cool together.
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  17. PadmeLeiaJaina Force Ghost

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    Bwhahahahaha!
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  18. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    Looks like Darth has seen better days. Time for rehab!
  19. TrakNar Force Ghost

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    He's the same size as my Batman figure that I have standing guard in my stairwell! When you said "giant size," I thought you meant the jumbo vintage figures, not a HUGE Vader!
  20. PadmeLeiaJaina Force Ghost

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    Woohoo! That sexy beast came to my home - aka the UPS man - and brought me my Wave 1 Black Series 6" figures!
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  21. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    Postman brought an Amazon UK order with SW: Agent of the Empire Vol 2. My copy of Kenobi was supposed to be in the same order but they split the shipment and that book hasn't shipped yet. :mad:
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  22. LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Games Mod

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    Postman brought SW: Kenobi today. It's next on the reading list after my current book.
  23. Drac39 Force Ghost

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    I saw that at Wal-Mart. I'm really really tempted
  24. Juke Skywalker Force Ghost

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    I picked up the 6" Black Series Sandtrooper. It looks great. I'm really sold on this series, I just wish they were a few bucks cheaper. If they were $14.99/15.99 instead of $19.99 I'd probably have picked up R2 as well.

    I hope it does well because I don't want just a handful of these and then see it cancelled [face_worried] .
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  25. PadmeLeiaJaina Force Ghost

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    I don't think there's going to be too much of a problem. Everywhere I look online collectors are going nuts for the line.

    I get the price point - I just wish that included in that price was a stand.
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