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Black Series 3.75" Titanium Series Figures
« on: February 9, 2017, 10:36 AM »
From io9

"The 3.75-inch figurines in the new Titanium series will retail for $15 each, and are all based on A New Hope. While they’re static figurines rather than poseable action figures, each of the six —Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo—also feature accessories like FX pieces for their weapons, as well as their own special backdrops. The backdrops include two different inserts, a backdrop from the movies, and also character art that can be connected to other Titanium series figure stands to complete the full scene."




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Re: Black Series 3.75" Titanium Series Figures
« Reply #1 on: February 9, 2017, 11:25 AM »
I remember when they did this.... 12 years ago.  :(
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Re: Black Series 3.75" Titanium Series Figures
« Reply #2 on: February 9, 2017, 11:27 AM »
I feel a philosophical collecting crisis coming on... I'm assuming these are metal and not plastic?  Non-posable, but scaled with the regular line we've been collecting for 20 years...

Would one buy these and mix them in with regular figures or treat them as something completely separate?


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Re: Black Series 3.75" Titanium Series Figures
« Reply #3 on: February 9, 2017, 11:43 AM »
I cringed when I read the word "figurines" in that article.
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Re: Black Series 3.75" Titanium Series Figures
« Reply #4 on: February 9, 2017, 11:48 AM »
I'm assuming these are metal and not plastic?

Yes.  Titanium Series = die-cast.

Would one buy these and mix them in with regular figures or treat them as something completely separate?

Do whatever you did the last time they tried this (like Nick said, 12 years ago - 2005). :P  Although the 2005-2007 version had a plastic case and these look like they won't.

I have no problem treating them as their own separate thing and passing on them.

I cringed when I read the word "figurines" in that article.

Well, these are non-posable so they really are more "figurine" than "action figure". ;)
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Re: Black Series 3.75" Titanium Series Figures
« Reply #5 on: February 9, 2017, 11:58 AM »
The "figurine" term always gives me a bit of a flashback to Star Wars Celebration 2 or 3 when some security guy at the Indiana Convention Center was yelling out "Line up her for your exclusive FIGURINES!"  (Either the C2 exclusive George Lucas X-wing pilot or the Darth Vader with voice stand)

As for these?  Yeah, if they're a side line that's separate from the standard 3.75" figure line I may very likely pass on them.  Some of it is based on finances, and some of it's based on how good they look.  I was able to do the old Titanium figure line back in the day because my collecting budget was greater.  Now?  Not so much.
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Re: Black Series 3.75" Titanium Series Figures
« Reply #6 on: February 9, 2017, 12:04 PM »
Do whatever you did the last time they tried this (like Nick said, 12 years ago - 2005). :P  Although the 2005-2007 version had a plastic case and these look like they won't.

I have no problem treating them as their own separate thing and passing on them.


That's probably where I'll end up.  I think I want to see them in person first though.

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Re: Black Series 3.75" Titanium Series Figures
« Reply #7 on: February 9, 2017, 12:58 PM »
A closer look - they actually don't look half bad.


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Re: Black Series 3.75" Titanium Series Figures
« Reply #8 on: February 9, 2017, 01:42 PM »
Seems kinda lame.  For $15 I would be more interested in having 5POA figures with stands like these.  I wonder why they felt like unposeable metal figures was the way to go.

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« Reply #9 on: February 9, 2017, 01:56 PM »
I remember when they did this.... 12 years ago.  :(

And there were piles upon piles of those figures sitting in the clearance aisle for 75% off in 2008, and they STILL didn't sell!

I doubt these will be any different.
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Re: Black Series 3.75" Titanium Series Figures
« Reply #10 on: February 9, 2017, 02:14 PM »
Pretty much just die cast versions of the 2002 era extreme pose figures. Which I didn't mind. The Han is very reminiscent of the 25th anniversary Han. But these are not the figures I'm looking for. I can see nabbing one or two on clearance, but doubtful. I don't own a single figure from the previous Titanium line. Never appealed to me.

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Re: Black Series 3.75" Titanium Series Figures
« Reply #11 on: February 9, 2017, 02:29 PM »
These are muff cabbage.  Easy pass.

I hope something decent comes out this year but yeah, these are an easy pass even if they were plastic.
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Re: Black Series 3.75" Titanium Series Figures
« Reply #12 on: February 9, 2017, 02:49 PM »
A closer look - they actually don't look half bad.

 


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Is it bad that I'm more interested in these for the bases and backgrounds than the actual figures?
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Re: Black Series 3.75" Titanium Series Figures
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Re: Black Series 3.75" Titanium Series Figures
« Reply #14 on: February 9, 2017, 03:52 PM »
But Han's face.  Luke's hair!! Eek!  :o