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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6 Inch Figures?
« on: January 29, 2013, 08:47 PM »
At $20 a pop, I'm still on board, but will be ultra-picky about my purchases.  That said, R2 is a no brainer for me, and I'm sure they'll make 3PO in a later wave.  I'd be really interested in Bespin Luke, Jedi Luke, Boba Fett, Vader, Yoda, and any ESB bounty hunter.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6 Inch Figures?
« on: January 28, 2013, 11:52 PM »
A retail price point of no higher than $15 would be ideal for me. 

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6 Inch Figures?
« on: January 28, 2013, 08:41 PM »
I think it is valid...  I've devoted my shelving space to 3.75" figures.  Not 3.75" and now a set of 6" ones.

I'd probably buy Bossk...  Not sure on RFT or Tarkin, but I'd buy Bossk for my Bossk focus and call it a day on any 6" figure "collection", per se.

And see, that's the beauty of it.  Everyone will have a choice to pick & choose what they want from the 6" line.  I'm sure Hasbro won't force anyone to buy the entire line.  So if a collector has space issues, they can choose to only buy a few.  Or none.  Unless a collector lives in a cardboard box where space is ultra-limited, I'm sure collectors can manage to find enough room for at least a few 6" figs.     

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6 Inch Figures?
« on: January 28, 2013, 07:53 PM »
I think the comments around "starting over" are based on building another lineup of duplicate characters from scratch.

Building a lineup of duplicate characters?  Interesting....

Given that collectors have like a dozen figures of Vader on their shelves, alongside a dozen figures of R2 and Chewie, etc., I hardly think purchasing duplicate characters is a valid concern.

Even if they stick to core characters, you're essentially starting over with Luke, Han, Leia, Darth, etc.  Most of us just don't have the space to go that route en masse without displacing some of your existing collection.

If they were announcing a 60" line of figures, I could understand.  But a small 6" collection of core characters?  Collectors find room for their grand clone armies and such, and yet, those same collectors are going to be concerned about making room for a single shelf of 6" figures?  Another invalid concern.       

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6 Inch Figures?
« on: January 28, 2013, 07:02 PM »
I hear ya Greg.  Even if the 6" line has some great offerings, personally, I plan to set up a small, modest collection, mainly comprised of main characters from the OT (ie Luke, Vader, Fett, Han, Chewie, Leia, R2, 3PO), due to space constraints.  I guess we'll have to wait and see what happens...

Indeed, it's challenging to simultaneously collect from multiple toy lines.  It makes it harder to keep focus, not to mention the additional time and money spent acquiring items.  However, many collectors are able to do it successfully, whether collecting SW figures and Lego items, SW figures and Marvel Universe figures, SW figures and Sideshow, and so on. 

With regards to my collecting habits, I've narrowed my focus to mostly OT figures/ships, so it wouldn't be hard for me to juggle a potential 6" line on the side.  If the 3.75" line is ditched (which I really feel is highly unlikely since it's been going strong for so long, not to mention it's what Star Wars collectibles are identified with), it wouldn't be a big deal to me.  I'm happy with what's been offered throughout the years.  Sure, I'd love a few more cantina aliens & Jabba's Palace goons, but I'm content with my collection.           

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6 Inch Figures?
« on: January 28, 2013, 04:51 PM »
Wow, the initial reaction towards a prospective 6" line is pretty negative (at Rebelscum, here, etc.).  What baffles me are the comments from collectors saying they don't want to "start over."  Who says you have to?  Why can't you continue to collect 3.75" figures AND (gasp) 6"?!  Nobody had to "start over" when they released Unleashed figures, did they?  You pick up what you like, it's that simple.   

Highly detailed, super articulated 6" figures of Star Wars characters?  Count me in, especially with regards to OT characters.  Start the line off on the right foot and begin by offering Boba Fett and Darth Vader, and you got a deal.  My only worry is what the retail price and availability will be.     

Yeah, the lack of waist articulation is somewhat of a bummer, but it displays nicely in a statue-esque kinda way. 

Yeah the generic clone head one didn't hold up great.  That figure, in general, has a lot of flaws.  The helmet sits poorly and isn't the better sculpt out there.  The limbs, particularly the legs, weren't always even on that figure, now some discoloration...  Not a favorite of mine.

I have the same criticisms of the TAC Stormtrooper.  If I'm correct, I think I have 5 TAC Stormtroopers in my collection, and haven't had the desire to acquire any more than that.

Of the favorites you mentioned, the figure I've used for army building lately has been the VC "clean" Sandtrooper.  All you do is pop off the shoulder pauldron and put aside the backpack thingy, and presto.  I have like 10 of them and they display just fine. 

I have a few of the TLC Spacetroopers, and would love to have a few more.  I really love the Tantive IV pack Stormtrooper and have like 4 of them.  Would love to add another 10.  The sculpt is based on the VOTC version, no? 

No, none of my VOTC Stormtroopers are discolored (knock on wood).  I guess I've been lucky.  On the other hand, I've noticed a couple of my TAC Stormtroopers have started to have some discoloration in the torso area. 

Ressurrection time!

I scored 3 recently as part of a lot I purchased, bringing my total to 6.  This is definitely my favorite Stormtrooper ever made, definitive, IMO.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Best of 2012?
« on: January 5, 2013, 10:59 PM »
I'll go ahead & only answer question 1, since the others are no-brainers.

Best figure: Sandtrooper.  Absolutely love the weathering/paint job.   Mad props for Lumat & INC.   

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: December 15, 2012, 12:32 AM »
Here's a video & song I came up with for the best show ever.  Enjoy!

Hazmat Morgan - The Walking Dead

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: December 12, 2012, 11:46 PM »
Not bad.  I need to track down a Dagobah playset box.  I love the picture on the box. 

The whole "Fan Favorite Re-Issues" spin by Hasbro is hilarious.  As if they really give a hoot about fans...

The Vintage Collection / Re: Vintage Collection Wave 16 (2012 Wave 6)
« on: December 6, 2012, 05:30 PM »
I really felt this new one's vastly superior.

Even the face?  The VC version looks likes it modeled after...well...not Carrie Fisher....

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