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Chronicles of Narnia toys and collectibles
« on: May 12, 2005, 06:06 PM »
Is anyone else planning on collecting this line that accompanies the upcoming movies?

Hasbro is making various toys including

5" scale Basic Action Figures (Approximate retail price: $6.99)

Deluxe Action Figures ($14.99)

Basic Battle Scale figures ($6.99) (apparently something like the Armies of Middle-Earth series)

Deluxe Battle Scale figures ($14.99)

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And Dark Horse and Weta are making some spiffy-keen high-end polystone statues.

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Re: Chronicles of Narnia toys and collectibles
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2005, 08:13 PM »
They certainly look cool Nathan.  While I enjoyed the books, and will greatly enjoy the movie(s), I'm sure, I'm going to have to refrain from the actual toy line.  I've already got more than I can handle on my plate as it is with just collecting all the Star Wars stuff, so I dare not start meddling in any other lines.

It pains me, as I'd love to delve into these, but as with the Muppet and LOTR lines, I'm just going to keep a safe distance, admire from afar, and not get involved.  Better for my marriage that way...  ;)

But I do enjoy seeing the new stuff though.  Looks cool, and makes me very excited for the movie to come out.  What's the date on that again?

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Re: Chronicles of Narnia toys and collectibles
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2005, 10:34 PM »
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe will be released December 9, 2005. If/when the others are made, I imagine they'll be spaced a year or two apart.
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Re: Chronicles of Narnia toys and collectibles
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2005, 11:08 PM »
Not a big fan of their choice of scale :-\  I'd much rather they went the 6" route

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Re: Chronicles of Narnia toys and collectibles
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2005, 02:23 PM »
I was hoping they'd go 3.75", so my Narnians could mingle with all my SW characters.
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Re: Chronicles of Narnia toys and collectibles
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2005, 09:46 AM »
Looks like there is a few more pictures up of these toys, with the listings over at Entertainment Earth.  Here's a pic of the first wave of basic figures:

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Re: Chronicles of Narnia toys and collectibles
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2005, 06:06 PM »
Thanks for the link!
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Re: Chronicles of Narnia toys and collectibles
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2005, 08:47 PM »
Hey all,

I guess these are hitting now because I saw a bunch of them at TRU today. I didn't realize they're out already.

They looked quite cool! Unfortunately, at the moment I don't have enough $$$ to get any yet. :'(
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Re: Chronicles of Narnia toys and collectibles
« Reply #8 on: November 7, 2005, 11:38 AM »
TheGD.com has some pics up of the first wave of the 5" figures from Chronicles of Narnia.  Unfortunately, they don't look too great really.  Articulation is next to none from the looks of things, and the paint apps don't look like anything to write home about either.  Who knows, maybe they will get better.  Just as well I guess, not like I need another line to tempt me to collect anyways.  I haven't seen this scale here yet, but our local TRU had the smaller scale stuff a week or two back.  Pics of wave 1 at the linky, if interested.

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Re: Chronicles of Narnia toys and collectibles
« Reply #9 on: November 7, 2005, 12:03 PM »
These have been out at TRU for a little over a week now, I just kept forgetting to post about them.  I was never really that interested in them and having seen them in person, that feeling is reinforced.  Your overall impression of them is pretty accurate Brian.
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Re: Chronicles of Narnia toys and collectibles
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2005, 05:31 PM »
These do look very cool, as does the movie. I'll probably get a few.
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Re: Chronicles of Narnia toys and collectibles
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2005, 02:49 AM »
Yep, saw them 2 weeks ago and they are an easy pass. No articulation, poor paint jobs. They remind me of some of the toys I played with in the 70's, almost like Hasbro wanted a retro view to them. Bad product and they offer no temptation.
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Re: Chronicles of Narnia toys and collectibles
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2005, 12:46 PM »
According to the info and pics found HERE, there seems to be another (better) line of Narnia figures...apparently available at Disney stores.  This is the first I've heard of this, but from the pics it looks like they fit in very well with Toy Biz's LOTR line (there are some comparison pics available).  Interesting...more pics at the linky.

EDIT:  Looks like carded pics are available in this thread as well.  Sounds like they run about $9.50 each at Disney stores.
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Re: Narnia 3 3/4 figure line
« Reply #14 on: February 5, 2008, 01:38 PM »
Amazing stuff, to say the least.  Looks like a great source for custom fodder.

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