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Title: The Simpsons
Post by: Scott on March 10, 2003, 04:58 PM
Sweet!

I just sent in my order form a few eeks ago so it will probably be awhile until mine comes.  This is a really great idea though, word on the street is that Stonecutters will be the next mail away premium ;)
Title: Re:Hey Simpson's Fans! B-Sharp Apu arrives
Post by: chuckles on March 10, 2003, 11:51 PM
Oh crap. He's already shipping? I better send my stuff in then to get me one. Thanks for the update. :)
Title: Re:Hey Simpson's Fans! B-Sharp Apu arrives
Post by: Scott on March 11, 2003, 09:18 AM
You have plenty of time, all B-Sharp offers end of '03 I believe.  I just received my second Homer for Morgbug a week ago...I think there will be plenty to go around
Title: Re: Hey Simpson's Fans! B-Sharp Apu arrives
Post by: Scott on March 20, 2003, 03:13 PM
Not sure if all of you have seen this yet or not but here is my Simpsons swag ;)


(http://www.simpsonscollectors.com/images/collect/179/simpsonsall.jpg)

Main Street (http://www.simpsonscollectors.com/images/collect/179/simpsons0.jpg)

Shelf 1 (http://www.simpsonscollectors.com/images/collect/179/simpsons1.jpg)

Shelf 2 (http://www.simpsonscollectors.com/images/collect/179/simpsons2.jpg)

Shelf 3 (http://www.simpsonscollectors.com/images/collect/179/simpsons3.jpg)

Shelf 4 (http://www.simpsonscollectors.com/images/collect/179/simpsons4.jpg)

Shelf 5 (http://www.simpsonscollectors.com/images/collect/179/simpsons5.jpg)

 
Title: Re: Hey Simpson's Fans! B-Sharp Apu arrives
Post by: Scott on March 21, 2003, 04:29 PM
Wave 12 carded pics are up over at the SCS

I actually am not looking forward to these figs too much but I really want 13 (Hawking and Kashmir) and 14 (Luigi and Miss Hoover)

http://www.simpsonscollectors.com/zine.asp?id=193
Title: Re: Hey Simpson's Fans! B-Sharp Apu arrives
Post by: Boba Binks on March 22, 2003, 10:09 AM
Nice!! I do not display my playsets. They take up too much room. I really like the way you have your Simpson Toys displayed. Here is how I have my figures.
(http://mywebpages.comcast.net/bobabinkstoys/SIMPSONSTOYS/simpsonscollection.jpg)

I pretty much have them in order from when they came out.
Title: Re: Hey Simpson's Fans! B-Sharp Apu arrives
Post by: FX-7 on April 7, 2003, 03:32 PM
WOW!  That is some great displays guys.  Wow Boba Binks another line of stuff you collect!   I love the Simpsons.  "No Beer and No TV make FX-7 something something"
Title: Re: Hey Simpson's Fans! B-Sharp Apu arrives
Post by: Scott on April 20, 2003, 12:10 AM
Newforce (http://newforcecomics.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=FB&Product_Code=EXFBURNS) has the Future Burns and Bobo Smithers set up for PreSale...$28.99 shipped.  Neat set!
Title: Re: Hey Simpson's Fans! B-Sharp Apu arrives
Post by: Boba Binks on April 21, 2003, 02:23 PM
Cool! Is this an exclusive or will it be a wide release set?

This weekend at the mall I stopped into Electronic Boutique and they had series 12 of figures for $5.99 each. I did not buy them yet. I will soon.
Title: Re: Hey Simpson's Fans! B-Sharp Apu arrives
Post by: Scott on April 21, 2003, 02:31 PM
It is a shared EB/Newforce exclusive.  I forgot to check there today for Wave 12 :(
Title: Re: Hey Simpson's Fans! B-Sharp Apu arrives
Post by: Boba Binks on April 22, 2003, 10:01 PM
Wave #12 is at Target in Indianapolis!!! I picked up all six; Mr. Plow Homer, Don Vittorio, Mr. Largo, Luann Van Houten, Database, and Number One. They did not have the Bart Treehouse with Military Bart.
This series has the Mail Away Be Sharp Skinner.

Happy Hunting.
Title: Re: Hey Simpson's Fans! B-Sharp Apu arrives
Post by: Scott on April 22, 2003, 11:02 PM
No sign of the reapack (and repainted) Moe or Burns?  Nice score!
Title: Re: Hey Simpson's Fans! B-Sharp Apu arrives
Post by: Boba Binks on April 23, 2003, 02:59 PM
Does this wave contain the Repaint Moe and Burns? I did not know this. I have not seen them.
Title: Re: Hey Simpson's Fans! B-Sharp Apu arrives
Post by: Scott on April 24, 2003, 11:43 AM
Yes it does David...Looks like there are four case assortments:

1- database, homer, luann, number one, vittorio, largo
2- database, homer, luann, number one, largo, moe
3- database, homer, luann, number one, vittorio, burns
4- database, homer, luann, number one, moe, burns
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Boba Binks on April 25, 2003, 01:48 PM
Thanks. I will keep my eyes open for them.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on April 25, 2003, 04:55 PM
Found Series 12 today at Target, Picked up a Mister Plow Homer for Brent :)
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on April 26, 2003, 03:08 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on April 29, 2003, 10:35 AM
You may want to see this guy's.   :o
Bart Simpson "Save Blinky"Action Figure
 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3128811048&category=348)
Now that's a collectors item.

Theres a thread on this over at RS.
Blinky the 3 Eyed Fish (http://forums.rebelscum.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=008507)
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Boba Binks on April 29, 2003, 01:45 PM
Today on my lunch break I stopped into Target and picked up the re-issue Moe. He is the same as the previous release just with a different paint scheme. He is blue in color instead of the white and grey.

Same accessories.

They had X2 of Moe and X1 or X2 of the rest of Series #12. No Mr. Burns. :(

On the back of the Moe card it shows Moe and Mr. Burns. I noticed it does not show them on the back of the regular series #12 figures.

Well anyways here is what he looks like on card. I have not opened him yet. I will do that later today.

(http://mywebpages.comcast.net/bobabinkstoys/temp/moe%2312.jpg)

Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on May 5, 2003, 05:40 PM
This past weekend I opened up Wave 12 and was a little underwhelmed to be honest.  The highlight for me was Mister Plow, most of the characters were not high on my wishlists I guess.  Wave 13 and 14 look very cool though

Also word today that the 300th Episode Playset was canceled (thank the Lord, that thing sucked)  :-*  I was going to buy it but I wasn't happy about it
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on May 5, 2003, 05:48 PM
Wave 13
Helen Lovejoy
Freddy Quimby
Krusty Tuxedo
Legs
Princess Kashmir
Stephen Hawking

Herman w/ Antique Store

Be Sharp Barney

Wave 14
Luigi
Louie
Sarcastic Man (Raphael)
Miss Hoover
Kilted Willie
Miss Botz

McBain w/ Movie Theater

Stonecutter Moe

Exclusives
THOH4 w/ Collector, Lucy Lawless, Stretch Dude and Clobber Girl
Future Burns, Future Smithers and Smithers as Bobo
Tracy Ullman Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie
B-Sharps Playset w/ Chief Wiggum
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Jango Fettish on May 5, 2003, 06:33 PM
*scraaaaaaaaaaaape*

*scraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaape*

Are we at the bottom of the barrel yet!?
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on May 5, 2003, 11:39 PM
I'm relieved.  Not much in that list that appeals to me at all.  No new Homers, I'm good.  Can't say I'm terribly dissappointed in the cancellation of the 300th set either.  
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on May 6, 2003, 10:30 AM
There are actually 20 or so figures I still want...which could put us well into 2005.  Some of the Wave 13 stuff like Hawking, Mrs Lovejoy, Miss Hoover, Princess Kashmir etc are neat, some of the stuff is barrell scraping.  And Cory, you've been saying that since Wave 7 or 8  :-*

Maude Flanders
Frank Grimes
Agnes Skinner
Manjula
Drederick Tatun
Cecil Terwilliger
Artie Ziff
Brandine
Akira
Baby Gerald
Poochie
Grandma Jacqueline Bouvier
Capital City Goofball
Arnie Pie
Lance Murdock
Seven Duffs
Roger Myers Jr.
Lyle Lanley
Lucius Sweet
Rich Texan
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Boba Binks on May 7, 2003, 01:16 PM
I think that the Simpsons has another two years or so before they run out of characters to make. You can only re-do a character so many times. Thus placing re-issues into the new assortments.
Speakin gof Re-Issues, here is the re-issued MR. Burns.
(http://mywebpages.comcast.net/bobabinkstoys/temp/mrburns.jpg)
I picked him up at Toys-R-Us for $5.99.

If they do continue the Simpson's Line I wonder if they will go the way of Hasbro ans start to make deluxe figures or something? That would be scarry.

Well, I am a Simpson's fan and I will always be. If the toy line contiunes for a long time the better, if not, oh well. It has had a great run so far.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on May 7, 2003, 04:12 PM
Hmm, blue suited burns.  Maybe, just maybe.  Scott?

Only other coming figure that interests me is Stephen Hawking.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on May 7, 2003, 04:16 PM
Hmm, blue suited burns.  Maybe, just maybe.  Scott?

Only other coming figure that interests me is Stephen Hawking.

Didn't we already talk about this?  Dangnabbit, the old and their whimsical ways :-*
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on May 7, 2003, 04:35 PM
Yup, we did.  Senility is an evil, evil thing to have to live with. :P
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on May 9, 2003, 01:10 AM
New Playmats Q&A at the SCS, nothing Earth Shattering, I wish Hasbro would grace us with their presence like Playmates, Toy Biz, and Palisades do

http://www.simpsonscollectors.com/zine.asp?id=197
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: FX-7 on May 19, 2003, 02:26 PM
When is Wave 13 coming out?  I really like Princess Kashmir
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: jara19 on May 19, 2003, 02:49 PM
Wave 13 should start hitting the shelves  in the middle of June.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on May 19, 2003, 03:24 PM
I'll agree with FX on this one...this toy should be Rated R!

http://www.simpsonscollectors.com/images/releases/princess_kashmir_tf2003.jpg
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on May 20, 2003, 12:07 AM
 :o
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: FX-7 on May 20, 2003, 12:15 PM
Yep...that is one hot figure!
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on May 20, 2003, 12:24 PM
I'll agree with FX on this one...this toy should be Rated R!

http://www.simpsonscollectors.com/images/releases/princess_kashmir_tf2003.jpg

(http://www.snowtroopers.ca/forumicons/jaw-dropper.gif)
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Jango Fettish on May 20, 2003, 12:26 PM
Eh, I've cracked. I'm selling 32 of my Simpsons figs on eBay as we speak. Just kind of got old, and took up a lot of space.

I've also sold alot of SW stuff. I'm not losing interest, I figure other ppl could appreciate these more than me.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on May 21, 2003, 10:55 AM
Such is life I guess Cory, BTW do you have any extras or are you selling Disco Stu?  He took a digger off my shelf along with GHost Rider both of which have broken feet
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on May 26, 2003, 10:48 PM
Another Homer has been added.  Bongo Homer, the Ingestible Bulk arrived for me today ;D

Only the Colonel and the holy Grail need to be achieved (counting Mr. Plow as here already ;))
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: JoshEEE on May 29, 2003, 06:33 PM
Question to all you folks who have done the mail aways (I haven't yet).

How much time did it take you to get them? Did any of you get two? I think I have enough for two of them with series 10, and MAYBE even series 11 (although I heard the playsets don't count).

Did you send the points for two in one envelope or multiples.....?

Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Jango Fettish on May 29, 2003, 06:43 PM
I guess I shoulda read this a little sooner, Scott.   :-[

Alison and I decided to part ways with our collection as of yesterday. We had a blast collecting, but I don't think I can keep up, and it just kind of lost it's luster.

Besides, I'm spreading myself thin over Marvel Legends, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and random figures.

I'm using the funds from the sale of my collection to invest in my online Auto Accessories business, which is really doing well.  :D

I ended up throwing away my Ghost Rider. He just didn't pose right off of his bike, and I broke his hands off. Had to make room for my X2 Nightcrawler anyway.  :P

Whens the next wave coming out, and does it include Blade 2 or Gambit???
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: JoshEEE on May 29, 2003, 06:47 PM
Well, I guess you can disregard the email I just sent asking what you had left. Sounds like you're out of Simpsons altogether, eh?

Darn...and I had Paypal TOO!
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: jara19 on May 29, 2003, 07:56 PM
I sent multiple envolpes. It can sometimes take awhile to get the figure. I sent away for the Apu a couple of months ago and am still waiting on it.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on May 30, 2003, 09:31 AM
Apu is on backorder for some reason and you probably won't get him until August.  Skinner should arrive fairly soon though which is strange...

You can use this site to check your order submission

https://www.web-rebates.com/playmates/Default.asp
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Boba Binks on June 6, 2003, 04:16 PM
Today in the mail I received my mail-away BE Sharp Skinner.

Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: JoshEEE on June 6, 2003, 05:49 PM
Damn me, but I STILL haven't sent away for any of these yet. AAAGH! What the heck is the matter with me??
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on June 7, 2003, 09:32 PM
I got my Skinner today as well, still waiting for Apu :-*
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on June 7, 2003, 10:44 PM
In continuing proof of the suggestion that toy collecting is like residing in Siberia....

Zellers, a local Canadian chain that approximates K-mart down south (actually, they took over a bunch of Kmarts when it folded in Canada) has decided to start carrying Simpsons figs for the first time.  Great news, right?  Wrong, they brought in wave 10 which has been warming the pegs at local TRUs for months ::) >:(
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on June 7, 2003, 10:47 PM
Reason enough to move to Kansas :-*
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on June 8, 2003, 04:39 PM
Nah, I'd have to rename the cat "toto".  That and those red slippers pinch.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: jara19 on June 12, 2003, 07:02 PM
Here is a pic of the sweet new THOH set.  Both Barts arms and neck are supposed to be stretchy.

http://www.simpsonscollectors.com/releases.asp?id=356
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on June 12, 2003, 07:06 PM
No Homer, no THOH for me.  the figs are nice, but I'm pretty limited in what I collect out of the Simpsons.  I am very dissappointed there aren't five figures in the set so Homer could be included.   :(
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Lady Jaye on June 13, 2003, 01:15 PM
The THOH sets keep getting better and better, I might get this one. Just for the Comic Book Guy and Xena. That is if I can find one, even though I didn't really look for the last one, it would have been nice to find one.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: JoshEEE on June 13, 2003, 01:56 PM
I really like that new THOH set. I'll definitely be picking that one up....and not just because I'm trying to be a completist.  ;D
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on June 13, 2003, 02:30 PM
I want to know where the rest of my Homers are?  

Spaceman Homer.

Tomacco Homer.

Other THOH Homers.  

Others?
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on June 17, 2003, 10:52 AM
Here is promo shots of Wave 14 :)

I'd go for Astronaut Homer, Tuxedo Homer, Devil Homer and Monorail Homer :-*
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on June 20, 2003, 02:19 PM
Be Sharp Apu is now home and waiting Be Sharp Barney to complete the group :-*
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on July 8, 2003, 11:54 PM
And speaking of B-sharps...

I took a closer look the other day at the peg warming Series 10 Simpsons.  I was thinking maybe another Homer for trade bait.  To my dismay the packaging is bilingual (aka Canadian) and there is no promo insert for the mail away.  Now, I knew that like always they only deliver to the US but there is no insert at all or mention of the promotion.  Quite surprising.  

The stuff is just sitting.  TRU had it months ago and it's priced at $12.99 Cdn.  Even Hank Scorpio is just sitting there. ::)
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on July 9, 2003, 12:11 PM
I would think walking into Canadian stores would be going into a Time Warp...

Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: JoshEEE on July 9, 2003, 04:29 PM
So is anyone going to the Simpsons collectors meeting at Comic Con? I don't really hang out at the SCS much....but that sounds interesting.

Why isn't JD or RS having one of these organized meetings for Star Wars collectors?  Next year guys, Next year.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on July 9, 2003, 05:34 PM
You can just find Matt and harrass the heck out of him

The SCS is the site for which all other toy sites should be IMO, they absolutely rule in their breadth of coolness
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: JediMAC on July 9, 2003, 06:25 PM
Why isn't JD or RS having one of these organized meetings for Star Wars collectors?

We are Josh, but I think it's just going to be you and me!   :P   ;)
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on July 9, 2003, 10:42 PM
Well, I asked my wife if she'd mind me blowing a little over a grand to go to a toy show so I could meet up with you guys.  Probably would have said yes but for the impression Matt left on the chat board about a month ago, or so.   :P
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on July 15, 2003, 10:19 AM
I had a question for you Simpsons collectors.  I have never collected this line (although it looks great), but have always wanted to pick up a few here and there.  One that I want the most is a Ralph Wiggum...and I was curious what a decent price was for this figure.  Should I just look through the ebay auctions, or is now a bad time to go after this figure?  Also, what is the best (and hopefully not overpriced) version of Homer to get.  Those are my two favorite characters, and I thought about trying to pick them up to have them on my desk.  Thanks for any advice!
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on July 15, 2003, 10:26 AM
If you want a generic Homer there are really only 2

Wave 1 version (http://www.simpsonscollectors.com/wospdb/figure.asp?fig=F0001) $8-$15 carded
Treehouse of Horror 2 Version (http://www.simpsonscollectors.com/wospdb/figure.asp?fig=F0057) $50-$70 (includes Kang and Kodos the aliens)

Ralph (http://www.simpsonscollectors.com/wospdb/figure.asp?fig=F0032)  Was in Wave 4 of 2001 and is selling for around $15-$20
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on July 15, 2003, 10:48 AM
Thanks OCB!  To ebay I go! :)  Thanks for the links to SCS as well, I've been there a few times...really a well done site, especially if you want to learn more about any of the figures that have been released.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on July 17, 2003, 01:20 PM
SCS's coverage of Comic Con

http://www.simpsonscollectors.com/zine.asp?id=209

McBain w/ Theater
Complete Wave 14 (Kilted Willie, Sarcastic Man, Luigi, Louie, Ms. Botz, Miss Hoover)
B-Sharps and B-Sharps Playset
Stonecutter Moe (NExt Mail-away promotion)
THOH4
Future Burns Playset
Ullman Set

So nothing really new just painted protos of everything, looks great though!  Now I just need to find to place all of this stuff!
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on July 17, 2003, 05:29 PM
Ack, don't go to ebay, at least for Series 1 Homer.  He's still on the pegs of our TRUs ::) :o  

About $10 Cdn and shipping if you want.  Series 1 Bart is there too.  
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: jara19 on July 18, 2003, 12:37 AM
The guys are hoping to get some info on 2004.

I wasn't really excited about the Willie, but they really put alot of detail on him.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Boba Binks on July 19, 2003, 09:07 PM
I have heard that series #13 is starting to hit online retailers. That should mean they will be hitting stores real soon. :)
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: jara19 on July 20, 2003, 02:54 AM
Here is some stuff comming out in 2004:


http://www.simpsonscollectors.com/zine.asp?id=213


Really looking forward to Manjula, Agnes, Maude, Akira,Brandine,Sanjay and Arnie Pie. Getting the Nerds is also a nice surprise.  :)
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on July 20, 2003, 05:06 PM
Stuff I like in Bold

Series 15:
-Comic Book Guy (rerelease)
-Brandine
-Octoplets (all 8 on one card w/ stroller)
-Deep Space Homer
-TBA
Celeb Figure: Manjula (*voiced by Jan Hooks*)
-Series 15: Nuclear Power Plant (w/ Frank Grimes)
Mail-Away: Stonecutter Krusty

Series 16
-Agnes Skinner  Finally!
-Benjamin and Doug
-Gary
-TBA
-TBA
-Celeb Figure: Young Artie Ziff
-Series 16: Town Square (w/ Jebediah Springfield)
*Mail Away: Stonecutter Lenny

Other planned 2004 figures:
-Tuxedo Kang
-Tuxedo Kodos
-Lindsay Naegle
-Sanjay
-Bigfoot Homer
-Arnie Pie  In the sky!
-Hellfish Grampa
*Nipple Suit Apu
-Akira (*voiced by George Takei*)
*Celeb Figure: Cecil Terwilliger (*voiced by David Hyde Pierce*)
Mail Away: Stonecutter Carl

Playsets:
-Series 17: Springfield Elementary Playground (w/ Janie)
-Series 18: Flanders Rumpus Room (w/ Maude Flanders)


*TENTATIVE (Final list pending approval)

Miscellaneous notes:
-Each new series will include 5 new figures and one resculpted rerelease
-The Burns/Smithers Diorama 2-pack will no longer be a Target exclusive.
It will be mixed in with the first series after it ships.
-An upcoming Diorama set will be Bart and Lisa
-Another upcoming Diorama set is Chief Wiggum and Eddie

*******************************************

Agnes, Maude and Grimey were at the top of my list and I am pumped that they are coming

Just off the top of my head...I still would eventually like to see...

Drederick Tatum and Luscious Sweet And a Boxing Playset
Sarah Wiggum
Shary Bobbins
Roger Myers, Jr.
Rich Texan
Lance Murdock
Mmmyyyesss Guy
Capital City Goofball
Leopold
One of the Duffs
Poochie
Frostillicus
Uncle Moe

But if I don't get them I'm OK with them not coming.  This line has got to be one of the best ever...too bad you need to have started at the beginning for it to be reasonably affordable
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: jadesfire on July 20, 2003, 09:09 PM
THOH4 is awesome!!  I hope I can get it as last year I had to place my order on line and TRU never got it in  :-\.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: jara19 on July 21, 2003, 12:52 AM
With the rerealeses , getting some of those early figures shouldn't be to hard. It's also going to be a long shot on Drederick Tatum do to the legal issues.

Figures I still want made are:
Richard and Lewis
 Cookie Kwan
 Dr. Collosus
 Rich Texan
 Artur Crandell and Gabbo
 MMyess guy
 Mrs. Glick
Jessica lovejoy
Sara Wiggum
Bernice Hibert
Casual Hibert
Bob the RV salesman
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on July 21, 2003, 01:11 PM
Whoo-stinkin'-hoo!! :D  Thanks for the update.  I think I just wet myself. :-[

Sign me up for the following:

Deep Space Homer
Bigfoot Homer
Cecil Terwilliger
Tuxedo Kodos
Tuxedo Kang

And I'm tempted by by Hellfish grampa...
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Boba Binks on July 22, 2003, 05:14 PM
Wow! Lots of nice figures coming in the future.

Speaking of figures today at Target I picked up Series #13. The Military Shope w. Herman was not there.

(http://www.djsyczylo.net/Collections/SIMPSONSTOYS/simpsons3.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on July 22, 2003, 10:58 PM
Ooh, need a Hawking.  Please.  Somebody (nudge, nudge, wink, wink.  Scott?  Jim?) ;)
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on July 28, 2003, 11:04 AM
On the lookout, most Targets haven't done their resets yet around here so most of thema re still chock full of Series 11 and 12 but I'll keep looking.  Hawking has been on my drool list for some time, my stuff from Newforce should be here soon!
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on July 31, 2003, 03:02 PM
Colonel Homer is mine.  YEE-HAW!!!!

GITDH Homey, here I come 8)
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on July 31, 2003, 04:05 PM
On another topic, I need some advice for the more Simpsonian types in the crowd.  I've got some loose stuff to sell off and want to ask reasonable prices for it.  I'd likely do that over at SCS but don't want to go over there and look like a greedy pig.

I have the following to sell, you will note they are all essentially stuff that came with a Homer but no longer do ;).  Please tell me fair prices:

Lurleen with trailer environment MIB
New Year's Eve environment
High School environment
Living Room from Christmas set
Kitchen environment from Muu muu Homer set

Marge (Christmas)
Marge (High School)
Marge (New Year's Eve)

Lisa (Christmas)
Lisa (New Year's Eve)

Bart (Christmas)
Bart (New Year's Eve)

Bongo Apu
Bongo Edna

Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: jara19 on July 31, 2003, 05:55 PM
Have you cheaked the SCS WOS priceguide? It's a little out of date but should be pretty accurate:

http://www.simpsonscollectors.com/wospdb/guide.asp

Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on July 31, 2003, 11:16 PM
Thank you for that.  I hadn't thought of it, but it doesn't really give me an idea.  

As I am keeping the Homers, they wouldn't be considered complete (obviously) and I'm just trying to unload some of the bits I don't need.  I don't have the packaging for most anyway.  

Perhaps I'll just peruse the old BST sections.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on August 4, 2003, 09:31 AM
Official Wave 15

Manjula
the Octuplets
Handsome Moe
Deep Space Homer
Brandine
Comic Book Guy reissue
Frank Grimes and the SNPP BReak Room

Very cool!!! :-*
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: jara19 on August 4, 2003, 07:00 PM
I love the lineup for wave 15 except Hansome Moe. I really looking forward to seeing how the octuplets look in the package.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Boba Binks on August 5, 2003, 08:39 PM
Herman with the Antiques / Military shop is hitting TRU stores for $29.99!!  :o

I passed and will wait for it at Target.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: jadesfire on August 10, 2003, 01:35 PM
I've looked for the repacked Moe but can't seem to find him,  anyone else having a hard time?  

Also, if anyone has an extra UPC from series 11 I'd happily take it off your hands (need one more for Apu but Jeff doesn't want any of the other series 11 figures, which is good since I can't find them anymore anyways  :P).
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scouttrooper on August 10, 2003, 06:54 PM
Official Wave 15

Manjula
the Octuplets
Handsome Moe
Deep Space Homer
Brandine
Comic Book Guy reissue
Frank Grimes and the SNPP BReak Room

Very cool!!! :-*

Awesome set, isnt David Hyde Pierce (Bob's bro = Cecil, niles from frasier) going to be the next celebrity fig.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: jara19 on August 11, 2003, 11:37 AM
Artie Ziff  is the next planned celeb in wave 16. Cecil is due in 2004, but they still have to nail down the voice rights.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on August 11, 2003, 12:42 PM
Anybody interested in those mini things from the Canadian cereal?  I know, things is soooo descriptive, but the Simpsons fans will know what I'm talking about.  

I'm really only after the Homer, so I'll likely end up with Bart's galore and some spares of the others.  Unfortunately for me these are the same brands of cereal that had the goofy little star wars rubick's cubes in them, so more Raisin Bran on the way.  

Regular, I will be :-\
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on August 11, 2003, 12:45 PM
I've looked for the repacked Moe but can't seem to find him,  anyone else having a hard time?  

Also, if anyone has an extra UPC from series 11 I'd happily take it off your hands (need one more for Apu but Jeff doesn't want any of the other series 11 figures, which is good since I can't find them anymore anyways  :P).
Beth, you may want to ask Brent...I sent him some stuff last week don't remember who was from what wave though.  I'll let him chime in when he opens "The Package" later this week ;)
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on August 11, 2003, 01:13 PM
I'll let you know later this week probably, just drop me a PM.  I'm 'puter-less after tonight until Friday and probably won't see the "package" until Friday as well (which is payday, TG, cuz I know I'll be paying customs fees on something that needs a forklift to move it).
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Boba Binks on August 12, 2003, 10:58 PM
The Simpson 2-packs are showing up at Target ($9.99) and Toys-R-Us ($12.99)  in Indy.

Set #1 - Homer, Marge, and Maggie (Not a two pack but...)
Set #2 - Millhouse and Krusty
Set #3 - Apu and Grampa

I also finally found Herman with the Military Shop at Target for $19.99 not $24.99 like at TRU.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: jara19 on August 13, 2003, 11:26 PM
SCS has put pics up of the Breakroom playset. Still no pics of Grimes though:

http://www.simpsonscollectors.com/releases.asp?id=650


I think the set looks very good.   :)
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on August 14, 2003, 09:46 AM
I realize I'm about 4 days late on this but thought I'd throw it up for those interested :-*

Amazon has the following Exclusive Pre-Orders

B-Sharp Environment w/ Wiggum (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00008RF3D/ref=ase_simpsonscolle-20/002-2768477-0374401?v=glance&s=toys)
Treehouse of Horror 4 w/ CBG, Bart, Lisa, Xena (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00008RF3B/ref=pd_sim_toys_3/002-2768477-0374401?v=glance&s=toys)
Tracy Ullman Simpsons Set (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00008QJ0X/ref=ase_simpsonscolle-20/002-2768477-0374401?v=glance&s=toys)

Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on August 16, 2003, 11:26 PM
Hey, anyone wanting the sets of the mini-capsule-like figures, LMK.  There is an order form in the box so I can buy directly without consuming vast quantities of raisin bran :-X  C&S of course.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on August 16, 2003, 11:35 PM
If you want, I'll trade you my Raisin Bran for your Raisin Bran!   ;D
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on August 16, 2003, 11:48 PM
If you want, I'll trade you my Raisin Bran for your Raisin Bran!   ;D

Still have some left over from the Rubik's cube promo, do ya? :-*
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on August 16, 2003, 11:56 PM
If you want, I'll trade you my Raisin Bran for your Raisin Bran!   ;D

Still have some left over from the Rubik's cube promo, do ya? :-*

Dale hangs head in shame!  Yes & I have 2 boxes sealed!  :P
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on August 16, 2003, 11:57 PM
Well, no sealed boxes (I'm very regular :-X :-\ :-[) but I still have two complete and 1 partial set left, so that would give you an idea :o  That doesn't include my set of the cubes either.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on August 17, 2003, 12:12 AM
Bon Appéknocker!   ;)  

With that much cereal, you should wear these to be the King of Raisin Bran!  ;D

(http://www.emerchandise.com/images/p/RBN/pdBXRBN0001.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on August 17, 2003, 01:00 AM
Are they made of plastic :-X
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: DSJ™ on August 17, 2003, 01:13 AM
Well that depends!  ;D   This site has some neat stuff!

eMercandise (http://www.emerchandise.com/browse/RAISINBRAN/BOXERSHO/s.PfW4jdBB)
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on August 17, 2003, 01:17 AM
Well that depends!  ;D  

Groan ::) :-*
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on August 28, 2003, 10:25 AM
Got my Wave 13 stuff from Rick this week.  Haven't opened them yet, but Princess Kashmir jsut leapt ahead of Super Fat Homer as my favorite figure.

Excited about the life of this line but depressed because I have no room :-*
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on August 28, 2003, 11:24 AM
Time for a bigger house!!!! ;D

Saw pics of the Future Burns set in the latest Toyfare (hey, it just came out up here).  I'm torn.  It's interesting but maybe too twisted ???
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Boba Binks on September 2, 2003, 11:43 AM
B-Sharp Barney is arriving in mailboxes! I got mine this past Saturday in the mail.

For those of you who never sent out the forms for the B-Sharp figures do not worry. A four pack is up for pre-order at Toys-R-Us. I am not sure if it is an exclusive or not.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on September 2, 2003, 12:06 PM
Are you talking about this David?

Be Sharp Environment Exclusive (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00008RF3D/qid=1062518153/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_1/002-2768477-0374401?v=glance&s=toys&n=507846)

That is an exclusive playset with Be Sharp Wiggum as the Figure

(http://www.simpsonscollectors.com/images/releases/bsharp_set_sdcc2003.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: jara19 on September 3, 2003, 11:23 PM
Yea, the set only comes with Wiggum. However, there is still time to send out for all the Be Sharp figures.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Boba Binks on September 7, 2003, 04:21 PM
Yeah that is it.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on September 16, 2003, 03:25 PM
Just picked up THOH4 from my local TRU!
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on September 16, 2003, 05:01 PM
Pics please. :)
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on September 16, 2003, 05:04 PM
No Homers buddy, so no worries :-*

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00008RF3B.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on September 16, 2003, 05:20 PM
Yep, I knew no Homers so had already told Jim no thank you, but I wanted to see Xena.  She's holding a gun ??? :o  Odd.  

My pocket book appreciates the break from this one.  
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: jadesfire on September 16, 2003, 06:47 PM
THOH4...SWEET!!!!!!!!
How many did they have???  Still no word if I can order on line at TRU.


As for the be sharp Homer...what series did you have to buy for him?  We completely missed that one.    I still need one UPC  from 11 and 13.  
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Boba Binks on September 17, 2003, 08:21 AM
Sweeeeeet. Today is stocking day at my TRU so I will have to go check them out.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: jadesfire on September 17, 2003, 01:21 PM
Just checked the Green Bay TRU, nothing yet on the THOH..maybe Friday.  ( I didn't physically check, my sister did).  
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on September 17, 2003, 01:41 PM
Either I am ahead of the game way too much or I think Simpsons collecting has reached a new all time low in terms of Buzz.

These sets have always been THE thing to have each year since THOH2...

the SCS is basically dead in the WOS section, Wave 11-13 sits on the pegs for days, nobody seems to care a ton about this exclusive

Weirdola
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Darby on September 17, 2003, 03:16 PM
I agree.  This line is doomed.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on September 17, 2003, 03:39 PM
Beth, I may be able to help you out with B-Sharp Homer.  Not sure, but in the mess that I call my office, I may have the appropriate four UPC's necessary.  I'm not back there until Friday though, so I'll let you know then.  I may also be able to help you with the Wave 13 stuff.  Thanks to Scott's generosity in sending me stuff I don't want (trying to lure me into WOS beyond my little world of Homer).  

Scott's comments are worrisome.  I don't want this line to stop, even though I'm not its biggest supporter.  I know there are two more Homers coming and I want those bad boys.  I think not having a classic THOH with Homer is damaging.  Not that this one is not kewl, just lacks good old Homey.  And after last year's THOH episode, they had so much to work with.  
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on September 17, 2003, 04:17 PM
I wouldn't say that put a headstone and start etching in 2004 jsut yet but the lack of interest is sorta disturbing long term.  As long as most of 2004 happens I'll be happy with what we have...little to nothing even on my wishlist would make me pissed that I never got it unlike LOTR
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: jadesfire on September 17, 2003, 04:53 PM
I was surprised to see wave 13 hanging on the pegs at Target last week but I assumed that they just got it in.   I was doubley (is that a word?) stunned that there were two Stephen Hawkings figures there as that was a tough one to get.  

I like the individual figure line better than the exclusives that come with the 'environment' sets.  IMO, they could do without those all together.  Well, Moe's tavern is nice and there are a couple cool ones but it seems everytime I turn around they are making another obscure one and the prices are getting higher ($30.00 for the latest one!!).  

PS:  Thanks Brent, I'll keep an eye on my pm's.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on September 18, 2003, 09:15 AM
They are in stock at Amazon right now

THOH4 (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00008RF3B/qid=1063890880/sr=8-3/ref=sr_8_3/103-3120466-1687855?v=glance&s=toys&n=507846)
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: jara19 on September 18, 2003, 02:43 PM
One reason SCS's WoS section is so slow is due to the absence of Markwars. He always generated conversation in that forum.  

Now that we are getting more obscure characters, it seems the casual fans are not into the line anymore. I'll be satisfied as long as we make it through wave 15. Anything else I would consider a bonus. Though the thought of not having important characters like Maude and Akira would be a bummer.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: jadesfire on September 18, 2003, 03:44 PM
Alright...finally had time to order the THOH from Amazon (and picked up the series three DVD as well).  The Christmas list is getting done for one child...now to work on the other ones list! ;)
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on September 29, 2003, 02:54 PM
Anybody have a glow in the dark homer they're not overly attached to?  

Yeah, I know, I just hated seeing this thread sinking. ;)
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Boba Binks on October 2, 2003, 02:19 PM
TRU here in Indy has the B-Sharp Centianial set with Wiggum.
I will pick it up tonight.

I also have / is looking for the Radio Active Homer  mail-away. It is the only figure i am missing from my collection.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on October 2, 2003, 02:34 PM
What is ole Homer going for on eBay these days?  I believe I paid around $90 I'm guessing he is cheaper that though

THOH4 has been sitting at TRU for days now, more proof that the line is no longer a Scalper target...

Wave 14, Future Burns and the Flashback Set should all be out next month!
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on October 2, 2003, 03:27 PM
GITDH went for over $100 last time I was watching :'(  Guy on the Canadian board has one, but looks like I'm not offering enough for it.  

BTW, your information Scott about us getting wave 13 was bang on.  It's here and on the shelves along with the appropriate environment AND the two packs.  Turns out the Homer figure in the (three pack with Marge and Maggie) is actually slightly different from the original.  I know this because the Series 1 Homer was hanging on the pegs too ::)  That's the second time it's been helpful.  Weird, eh?
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Boba Binks on October 2, 2003, 07:45 PM
My God! I went to TRU to get my B-Sharp Cent playset with Wiggum... It rang up $39.99!!!   :o
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Boba Binks on October 11, 2003, 08:36 PM
The New Wave of Simpsons figures are out at Target with a mail-away offer for Stone Cutter Moe.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: jara19 on October 22, 2003, 03:43 PM
 Pics of waves 15-18.Cheak this out: http://www.simpsonscollectors.com/zine.asp?id=224


If they make simpsons through wave 18, I'll be happy. Anything else will be icing on the cake.  ;D
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on October 22, 2003, 03:46 PM
Sweet!  Pre-Toy Fair is the second best week of the year!
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on October 22, 2003, 03:52 PM
And Brent has 3 more Homers to go after!
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on October 22, 2003, 07:06 PM
Mmm, Homers. ;D

I see Deep Space Homer.

I see Devil Homer.  

I see Bigfoot Homer (well, sort of).

This is good.

I also see Cecil Terwilliger, Kang and Kodos (tuxedo?), Akira (makes me laugh).

I also see a Braineez Homer.   ???  It is a Homer, after all :)
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on October 27, 2003, 02:13 PM
Got my Ullman Flashback set from TRU.com a few days ago.  Nice little set, Homer doesn't look quite like the Flashback Homer but he's pretty well done.

Brent are you ordering this?  Because I'd be interested in Bart and Lisa if you want to get rid of them...
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Boba Binks on October 29, 2003, 01:50 PM
I also got the Flashback Set from TRU. It is not bad. DIfferent.

Next Years line up looks good.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on October 30, 2003, 05:06 PM
Got my Ullman Flashback set from TRU.com a few days ago.  Nice little set, Homer doesn't look quite like the Flashback Homer but he's pretty well done.

Brent are you ordering this?  Because I'd be interested in Bart and Lisa if you want to get rid of them...

I can't order from TRU.com, but if you want, I'll take whatever else is in there aside from what you want.  Split it on a % basis or whatever.  Heck, you still have some of my money :P  I only want the Homer, but I have a bunch of Marge's to dump anyway, so what's one more.  Oh yeah, I have no idea what's in this set.  
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on October 31, 2003, 09:39 AM
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00008QJ0X.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on October 31, 2003, 11:20 AM
Hmm, Homer and Marge to me.  Maggie to Jim.  Bart and Lisa to you.  Do you want the environment?
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on October 31, 2003, 11:22 AM
Don't really care

Max loved playing with that punching bag though, he thought it was the greatest

His new favorite thing to do is push all of the different voice buttons on the environments...

Let me know and I can order it :-*
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on October 31, 2003, 11:25 AM
figures.com has some nice loose shots of Wave 15-18

http://207.44.182.109/photo/1/showgallery.php?cat=902&password=

(http://207.44.182.109/photo/1/data/904/1Series15-10-med.jpg?7845)

(http://207.44.182.109/photo/1/data/905/1Series_16-08-med.jpg?3594)

(http://207.44.182.109/photo/1/data/906/1Series17-10-med.jpg?2574)
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on November 3, 2003, 03:32 PM
Don't really care

Max loved playing with that punching bag though, he thought it was the greatest


Hmm, contradictory statements.  Denial followed by  emotional blackmail ;D  Fine you can have it.  Send me the Homer and Marge.  I'll either sell or give the Maggie to Jim's boss.  If you see a braineeze Homer can you snag that too?

Can't wait for those Homers...
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on November 3, 2003, 03:36 PM
Done and Done...Braineze might be a while though...correct?
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on November 3, 2003, 03:55 PM
No, they are out in physical stores now.  I saw several at one TRU in Cincy, but that was the day I forgot my credit card.  No problem, visiting two more TRU's, right?  Wrong.  Only at one store.   :-[

Soon though methinks.  
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: jadesfire on November 11, 2003, 04:30 PM
The future Burns playset arrived on my door step today and I think my son will really like this one.  Cool characters (he loves Mr Burns) and several phrases.  It's a Christmas present so I can't say much more about it other than it looks good in the box!!

On a side note, did anyone mail away for the Be-sharp figures?  I sent out for four of the them in September and none of the checks have been cashed and nothing has been received.  Did they run out?  

edited for spelling  :P
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on November 11, 2003, 04:37 PM
No they should not have run out, i heard there were plenty to go around too...

You check to see if they received your order here:

https://www.web-rebates.com/playmates/Default.asp

Wave 14-17 has a similar promotion for Stonecutter Figures
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: jadesfire on November 11, 2003, 04:49 PM
Wow, thanks so much Scott.  Two were mailed on Nov 10th and one on the 4th.  No information on the other one yet but at least I know that they received the UPC codes and checks.

Thanks again!!
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Boba Binks on November 11, 2003, 07:25 PM
The link shows all that I have ordered except for the Stonecutter Moe figure.
I hope he ships soon. Thank for the link OCB.

I have heard that the Future Burns set is starting to show up at EB Games. I have not seen it yet but I will keep my eyes open.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on November 11, 2003, 07:28 PM
I got my Burns set from newforce last week...pretty nice figures...but pretty spendy as most Simpsons exclusive have been lately
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Boba Binks on December 14, 2003, 10:53 AM
Stone Cutter Moe is shipping. I got mine in the mail this week.
(http://www.djsyczylo.net/Collections/SIMPSONSTOYS/simpsons3.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on December 18, 2003, 11:14 AM
Received my Moe yesterday...can't wait for Wave 15!!!
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: JediMAC on January 28, 2004, 07:44 PM
I don't collect the Simpsons stuff at all, and don't know jack about them...

But, I did receive some big mailer just recently for a giant Christmas in Springfield setup/playset, complete with figures, light-up accessories, and all kinds of stuff.  Not sure on the scale, but I'd guess it's a little smaller than the standard figure line.  Has anyone else gotten this, or is this something new and exciting that I should share some more info on?

 ???
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: jara19 on January 30, 2004, 01:11 AM
I believe your talking about the illuminated collectors village from Hawthorne.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: JediMAC on January 30, 2004, 02:12 AM
I believe your talking about the illuminated collectors village from Hawthorne.

OK, just pulled the mailer back out, and yep - that'd be the one!  "The Simpsons Christmas Village" by Hawthorne, actually...

OK, apparently this isn't new news, so I won't worry about passing it along to our resident Simpsons fans then.  But if anyone wants more info on it, just LMK!

- M
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Boba Binks on January 31, 2004, 12:09 PM
I have heard the next series of Simpsons figures are starting to ship.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on January 31, 2004, 12:37 PM
Yeah they've been spotted at EB Games around here, I preorder from Newforce so I don't check,  I think this line is in as much trouble as MOTU though, not many retailers are carrying it anymore :-\
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Boba Binks on February 10, 2004, 06:36 PM
In Indy it looks like Wal-Mart, K-Mart, and Targets are no longer stocking Simpson toys. :(
I guess it is up to Toys-R-Us, EB Games, internet.

I picked up the new wave of figures but have not seen the powerplant with Frank Grimes. So I will pick that up later.
Also mailed out for StoneCutter Lenny
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on February 18, 2004, 01:10 PM
Although I was never able to collect this line, I see (via SimpsonsCollectors.com) that the line might be coming to an end.  This is the news that was posted over there:

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UPDATE: We have confirmation of this news. We will have word from Playmates on the exact details of the last series later this week.

All good things must end. Rumors have been circulating about the future of the WoS line and now a reliable source has given us new information from inside Fox. It appears that Playmates' license with Fox to produce Simpsons merchandise will terminate at the end of this year. This will mean the end of the World of Springfield line and other Simpsons items produced by Playmates. The info we were given says the plan is to have one (or possibly two) more series of WoS and a final THOH set for TRU. Keep in mind that while we are confident in our source, this information has not been officially confirmed by Playmates yet. We will be contacting them with questions soon.
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Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on February 18, 2004, 01:34 PM
Yeah I read that last night, not surprised, I am surprised that they aren't planning on releasing Series 17 and 18 though, that sorta sucks :(, I am very happy with this line probably top 3 all time in my book (behind Joe and SW) in sheer joy, cool figs, great features, diverse list of figures etc etc etc, not too mention The Simpsons being the best TV show of all time, its a sad day but somewhat satisfying that its over
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: jara19 on February 20, 2004, 11:54 PM
Yea, doesn't look like we will see series 17. Michael Crawford is trying to get us a few single chipless exclusives like Maude. There is also a chance we will still see THOH 5.  

Overall I have been very happy with this line. When I first started buying these figures I would of never guessed we would get characters like Disco Stu and Manjula.  :)
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on March 1, 2004, 10:44 PM
Wave 16 will be up for preorder soon at Newforce, it will be the last Wave of Simpsons Figures ever :'(
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on March 2, 2004, 11:59 AM
Now up (http://newforcecomics.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=NFCC&Category_Code=TSFP)

Last series, little to no retail presence, this is a must preorder :-*
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Boba Binks on March 2, 2004, 12:13 PM
Found the Lunch Room with Frank Grimes today at Toys-R-Us. All Simpsons Enviroments are on sale for $19.98. Not too bad.

Now to wait for the last wave of figures.

I have all the Simpson figures and environments except for the mail-away Radio Active Homer.

It is a shame that the line is now ending. We got a good haul out of it though.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on March 2, 2004, 12:17 PM
I'm sure having mixed emotions...I opened my Wave 15 stuff on Sunday.  Space Homer might be the best figure in the whole line...plus he comes with Mr Teenie!

But, my dollar can only go so far and I've gone a little psycho with 5 different lines hardcore.  Its time to stop, I'm glad its done.  I have no regrets and am proud of my collection!
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on March 8, 2004, 11:47 AM
I took down all of my playsets yesterday...freed up two shelves worth of stuff and I like how they look now on the spice racks than before mishmashed through the 20 different environments...I'll try and get pics later this week  I left enough room for 11-14 more figures which is there should be:

THOH5
Squishy Bart
Agnes Skinner
Devil Homer
Artie Ziff
Doug
Benjamin
Gary
Stonecutter Lenny
Jebidiah Springfield
Maude Flanders (HOPEFULLY)

The end is near :-\ :) :'(
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on March 8, 2004, 11:58 AM
Is there any word on THOH5?  I'm hoping for a return of, yep, you guessed it, Home to the THOH set.  I may relent and get the set of openers for the series 16.  Still needing DS Homey.  
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on March 26, 2004, 01:52 PM
Does your Deep Space Homer fall over?  I find the stance on this to be odd.  Some are a little wobbly, but this version is positively teetering over backwards.  Space sickness?  Decrease in bone density?  Crappy sculpt?
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on March 26, 2004, 01:56 PM
He has a strange foot (angeled I think), you really need to work with his arms to get him to stand right
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on March 26, 2004, 02:41 PM
Nah, just put him at the back of the display and lean him on THOH2 :-*  Just too much like an effort to get him to do otherwise.  The foot is angled, like he's taking a step.  

Hope he watches out for hockey pucks. ;)
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Boba Binks on March 30, 2004, 08:21 AM
If you put Homer's helmet on and move his arms out in front a bit he will stand just fine. The falling over is kind of crappy. But nothing is perfect. Have to expect some slacking since the line is ending. :(
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on March 30, 2004, 01:58 PM
Dang..no Maude :'(

Those who have been keeping up in our WoS discussion forum have heard the latest news on WoS we have from Playmates: Series 16 and the Town Square set are indeed the final WoS product, except for a possible THOH 5 set this Fall. The results for the 'Save Maude' poll were very positive (and we thank you all for supporting it), but unfortunately it was too late. Due to complicated licence issues beyond their control, Playmates will not be able to do any more new sculpts at all. This is likely upsetting to all WoS collectors, but the WoS line had an amazing run (one of the best of all time, in our humble opinion) and we want to thank Playmates Toys for the toys and the memories. Stay tuned to SCS in the coming months for the latest news and Series 16 sightings.

Also...you can vote on which THOH5 you would prefer...

Vote Here (http://pub165.ezboard.com/fthesimpsonscommunity71818frm20.showMessage?topicID=43.topic)

Looks like #1 is the runaway favorite (and what I voted for!)

1 - The Haunted Mansion that includes the following figures: House of Evil Shopkeeper (Frogurt Guy), Vampire Krusty, Werewolf Flanders, Jack in the Box Homer and Raven Bart

or

2 - The House of Pain that includes the following figures: Marge as a cat, Bart as a Spider, Maggie as an anteater, Lisa as a bird, Homer as a Walrus and Dr. Hibbert with Mr. Burns as a fox around his neck.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on March 30, 2004, 03:22 PM
I'm guessing a five pack of various THOH Homers would be out of the question? :-\

I'd be happy with either of the versions to be honest.  I was very, very disappointed with THOH4 having no Homer figure.  To me it just doesn't fit with the rest of the THOHs.  

Vampire Krusty and Werewolf Flanders are classics and would display well with the spooky lightups.  I also like the Bart as a Raven figure, make a nice pair with the Fly version.  

At the same time I really like the Homer as a Walrus, spider bart (the spider ate the fly???) and Burns fox/stoll (sp?).  

Two more Homers (with GITDH still MIA) :'(  RIP
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on April 2, 2004, 11:06 AM
Awwww ****

(http://www.simpsonscollectors.com/images/releases/TF04_MightyBeanz_Back.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on April 2, 2004, 10:32 PM
 :D

Well, I ain't seen them yet, but when I do....

Ya gotta know SW can't be far behind, then you'll be sure to have company Scott.  Do you need super skrull?
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on April 2, 2004, 11:44 PM
Oh...no I don't >:(  I got three of the six I needed, Super Skrull, Red Skull and Ultron. Still need Punisher, Venom and Black Bolt, I think I'll just pick them up on eBay and sell all of my doubles and triples and quadruples (which are around 50 in all :o)

Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on April 2, 2004, 11:59 PM
Yeah, sorry I didn't pick better :-\  Still, three of them anyway.  Do you have a spare black spidey?
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on April 3, 2004, 12:02 AM
Not sure...I think I do though.  Not your fault such is the nature of these little bastards.  I think I can resist the Simpsons ones or else just buy a complete set and save some $$$  Although rare singles sell for around $3-$4 a piece which almost pays for a pack itself
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on April 3, 2004, 12:15 AM
Well, I'm doing ok resisting right now, but since you sent me a spidey one and I picked up a Black Cat ::)....  

Hope you do resist the Simpsons or do it otherwise, but I really would like to watch the mayhem with a Star Wars series.  Maybe we're not the target age group though :-*
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on April 15, 2004, 09:48 AM
http://www.simpsonscollectors.com/releases.asp?id=755

THOH5 ::)

Over 80% of the people voted for the other version (Werewolf Flanders, Frogurt Guy, Jack in the Box Homer, Raven Bart and Vampire Krusty)

And yet Playmates decides to go with this set.  Not that I won't buy it, I guess the other one too me and a lot of other people was a lot better (I think variants were way over done in this line...and we actually got a new figure in the other set)
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Boba Binks on April 15, 2004, 09:17 PM
The last set for the Simpsons and they blew it! The Mananimals are not cool. I was really hoping they would go for the Jack In The Box Homer, Raven Bart, Alien Maggie, Vampire Krusty, Werewolf Flanders, the Frogurt Guy, and a wacky Snowball II that were planned. That would of made a much better set. But I always say be happy with what they put out. They did not have to make it in the first place.
So sad to see this line end...
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on April 16, 2004, 01:28 AM
Hmmph, I think I stated previously that I was in favor of the version they actually picked?  Man, am I fickle, now I'm not so pleased.  

Homer is fine, I would have taken either.  Bart as a spider is great as a complement to the first THOH Bart as the Fly.  SPider and the fly.  Sorry, twisted sense of humor.  

The jack in the box Homer was less appealing to me than the Walrus, but Bart as the Raven was an all time classic.  I love Poe and it would have been great to have Homer in his smoking jacket with Bart as the Raven (yes, I know this wasn't the plan, but I can dream).  Maggie, Marge and Lisa are all ebay fodder for me anyway.  Maggie goes to Jim's wife, the other two for sale.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on April 19, 2004, 09:37 AM
The way I saw it is that it was a chance to get some cool variants of Krusty and Flanders and a brand spanking new figure in the Frogurt Guy...meh like I said I'll still buy it but the line surely went out with a whimper and not a bang :'(
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on April 20, 2004, 12:58 AM
Received Stonecutter Lenny in the mail today...12 figs to go :'(
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Boba Binks on April 20, 2004, 07:32 PM
I also received my Lenny in the mail.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on May 1, 2004, 10:31 AM
THOH5 is canceled...mixed feeling on that one...oh well
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on May 1, 2004, 11:40 AM
Disappointed here.  Not overly surprised I suppose, but disappointed. :(
Title: Simpsons Collectors
Post by: jjks on May 2, 2004, 02:38 PM
I know Scott posts there (or at least used to), but does anyone know what's going on with their forums? I think they were trying to upgrade them last week (must have been something in the air), but I haven't been able to get into their forums for several days now.
Title: Re: Simpsons Collectors
Post by: DSJ™ on May 2, 2004, 02:46 PM
I haven't been able to get into there forums ethier.  :-\
Title: Re: Simpsons Collectors
Post by: Scott on May 2, 2004, 03:24 PM
They switched servers and EZBoard did some stuff...new URL

http://p216.ezboard.com/bthesimpsonscommunity71818

 :-*
Title: Re: Simpsons Collectors
Post by: DSJ™ on May 2, 2004, 03:32 PM
I Thank You kind sir.  :)
Title: Re: Simpsons Collectors
Post by: jjks on May 3, 2004, 12:27 AM
Thanks Scott!

Why the heck haven't they updated their main page with the correct address? So confused...
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on May 4, 2004, 03:31 PM
Lots of Simpsons toys at the TRU.com sale right now.  

Aztec Theater is $11.98.
Bart's Treehouse $16.98
Military Antique shop $19.98

more on there...
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Boba Binks on May 6, 2004, 02:23 PM
THOH is cancelled... I was not too excited of the choice. It does not bug me that it is cancelled.

I am sad that Frogurt Guy, Crazy Cat Woman, and others will never be made.
Title: Re: Simpsons Collectors
Post by: Scott on May 7, 2004, 11:15 AM
Check this out (http://www.donthaveacowman.com/Simpsons/Simpsons%20Museum/Simpsons%20Museum.html)
Title: Re: Simpsons Collectors
Post by: DSJ™ on May 7, 2004, 01:30 PM
Ay Caramba!  :o   Now that one hell of a collection!  8)
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on May 10, 2004, 01:07 PM
Damn it

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=55415&item=3192038228&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on May 10, 2004, 02:10 PM
Damn it

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=55415&item=3192038228&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW
;D

Patience jedi.  Patience.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on May 10, 2004, 02:13 PM
Yeah I'm waiting a long time on these, should be able to get a full set for around $50 later this year.  I learned my lesson on the Marvel Beanz
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on May 17, 2004, 10:21 AM
Looks like the Beanz have been released here as a few auctions are starting to pop up
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on May 22, 2004, 11:21 PM
The quest is over.   (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3193600812&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1)

Need the last release and the Simpsons truly are finished for me.  I can't help shaking the feeling that had I waited six more months, I could have picked this up at half the price.  Oh well, tis done. :)
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Boba Binks on May 23, 2004, 01:36 PM
Radioactive Homer is the only figure I need to complete my Simpsons Collection. Someday when I save up enough money I will buy him. I just keep spending my money on other toys.  :)
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on May 23, 2004, 02:09 PM
Nice price...I think you may be right.  The value of all Simpsons is about to plummet.  Especially with most of the first 3 Waves being rereleased this Summer at TRU.

I think I paid $110 two years ago :-X
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on June 9, 2004, 09:50 AM
Sounds like Series 16 will be out shortly...

Saw the Beanz at TRU the other day, didn't buy any though :-*
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on June 9, 2004, 10:21 AM
Quote
Especially with most of the first 3 Waves being rereleased this Summer at TRU.

That is good to hear that some are going to be re-released, I hadn't heard that yet.  I always wanted to get a couple Simpsons figures, like a "regular" Homer and a Ralph Wiggum.  Hopefully those will be a couple that find their way to the shelves.  Too bad this line is ending, especially for those of you who have collected throughout, but it kind of looks like they have covered almost everyone...pretty good run.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on June 9, 2004, 11:00 AM
Brian, we still have series 1 Homer on the pegs here.  Full retail, but occasionally they drop them down for a sale.  If you ever need one, LMK.  They're about $7 US right now, but drop down to around $4-5 when on sale.  

Quote
Saw the Beanz at TRU the other day, didn't buy any though  

give in.  you must have them.  now. :-*
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on June 9, 2004, 11:04 AM
Thanks Brent...I always appreciate the offers for help....I might take you up on that at some point.  Right now any extra collecting cash will be going towards LOTR, if I can get my wife talked into that.  I did always think it would be cool to have a Homer though, thanks again, I'll let you know.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on June 9, 2004, 11:18 AM
What do you mean....A Homer? :(  How about 22? ;D  Just too funny he is :)
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on June 10, 2004, 12:09 AM
For the Serious Simpsons Collector (http://www.theonion.com/news/index.php?issue=4023&n=2&bypass=1) (warning satire)
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on June 14, 2004, 09:51 AM
Brent did you ever pick up the Ullman set???

ON Sale $20 (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00008QJ0X/ref=ase_simpsonscolle-20/104-5253445-5186355?v=glance&s=toys)
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on June 14, 2004, 10:46 AM
No, I never did.  That would be a Homer I'm missing :'(
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on June 14, 2004, 10:49 AM
OK...I'm gonna order one for real this time and you can have Homer...want an extra Bart and Lisa ;)
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on June 14, 2004, 11:05 AM
Thank you (for Homer) but no thank you (for Bart and Lisa).  I've stayed child-free in the Simpsons line and intend to stay that way.  Bad enough I have a Moe, which I like.  Worse I have a Mr. Largo with no home.  At least Don Vittorio is from one of the all time classic episodes.  I laugh every time I look at that bike.  
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on June 14, 2004, 11:07 AM
Oh...I forgot the I...I want Bart and Lisa :-* From the Episode where their Evil Twins save Itchy and Scratchy from going off the air

Want Marge or Maggie? ;)
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on June 14, 2004, 04:47 PM
Nope, not either of them, but I'm willing to bet you can pawn off the Maggie on Jim.  His wife is a fan and is the recipient of all the other Maggie's I've had.  So long as he doesn't already have them that is.  
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: jjks on June 29, 2004, 08:10 PM
So I walked into my local EB today looking for the Mega Man Collection Gamecube game and got lucky and scored all six series 16 figures. Feels kind of strange knowing that there aren't any new figures coming out, and that that was the last time I'll ever walk out of a store with a stack of figures. I'm still glad this line is ended, I'm more than pleased with how long it managed to last, and being a completist it's gonna be nice on the wallet not having to drop any more cash on this line. Once I find the Town Square playset I'll be 100% complete!
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on July 29, 2004, 01:15 AM
And finally...here is every Simpsons figure except for Jebidiah Springfield who isn't out yet

The Simpsons

(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/collection/simpsons172804sm.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?/spearson/collection/simpsons172804.jpg)(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/collection/simpsons272804sm.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?/spearson/collection/simpsons272804.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/collection/simpsons372804sm.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?/spearson/collection/simpsons372804.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: jokabofe on July 29, 2004, 10:40 AM
that looks pretty cool scott. i gave up with these after series 7 or 8, somewhere around there. and i don'y know why, they were actually easy to find. maybe that's why i gave them up - not challenging enough  ;D
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Holographic Elvis on July 30, 2004, 11:08 PM
that looks pretty cool scott. i gave up with these after series 7 or 8, somewhere around there. and i don'y know why, they were actually easy to find. maybe that's why i gave them up - not challenging enough  ;D

I gave up on them because there were too damn many!
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: jokabofe on August 1, 2004, 12:44 AM
well yeah, that too  :D
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on September 5, 2004, 01:35 AM
Well, remember my little theory about GITDH getting cheaper? 

Wrong. 

completed auctions (http://search-completed.ebay.com/homer-glow-in-the-dark_W0QQcoactionZcompareQQcoentrypageZsearchQQcopagenumZ1QQfromZR10QQsbrftogZ1QQsofocusZsoQQsoitemstatusZ2QQsotrZ2)

 :o
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on September 9, 2004, 02:46 PM
Quick question for you Simpsons collectors.  I have always been interested and tempted to pick up a few (just a few) figures from this line.  I know that it has now been cancelled, but I was checking the Simpsons Collector Sector page today, and noticed an (older) news blurb about them re-releasing some of the earlier figures (main-ish characters).  I was curious if this was still going to happen, or if I should go on ebay if I do decide to get a few figures?

This is the article (http://www.simpsonscollectors.com/news.asp?id=1340) is was talking about.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on September 9, 2004, 02:49 PM
Brian, as far as I have heard TRU will still be getting these later in the next few weeks...
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: jokabofe on September 9, 2004, 10:48 PM
so how do you think this will affect the after-market value of some of those harder to find simpsons figures, since they say they will be released in their orginal packaging and have their voice chips??
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: The Devils Ewok on September 10, 2004, 04:25 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/DevilsEwok2/Dsc00017.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/DevilsEwok2/a137ffba.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/DevilsEwok2/Dsc00019.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on September 10, 2004, 04:28 PM
Nice stuff DE!  BTW are you a Minnesotite?  Your username sounds familiar for some reason
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: The Devils Ewok on September 10, 2004, 04:29 PM
Yep, Blaine MN ;D

where are you?
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on September 10, 2004, 04:31 PM
Maplewood ;)
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: The Devils Ewok on September 10, 2004, 04:33 PM
Maplewood ;)

I used to work out in Maplewood for a while, that TRU can be good to me sometimes.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on September 10, 2004, 04:35 PM
Yeah its been really good lately...you posted at the Simpsons Collectors too, right?  AFT? He-man.org?  I know I've seen you around, welcome to the site BTW :)
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: The Devils Ewok on September 10, 2004, 04:37 PM
Yeah its been really good lately...you posted at the Simpsons Collectors too, right?  AFT? He-man.org?  I know I've seen you around, welcome to the site BTW :)

I'm alot of places (not He-Ma.org, that line lost me after Super ninja muffin baker He-Man and I could never find a Man-E-Faces)

AFT
ToyBuzz
MovieManiacs
Sandtroopers
NoHomers
etc

Nice to see fellow MN's here, anything you're looking for I should keep any eye out for?
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on September 10, 2004, 04:42 PM
I'm all caught up, we have a little clutch of Minnesotans (and occasional Canadian) that post here...

Minnesota Finds Thread (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=2677.270)
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on September 11, 2004, 12:16 AM
I'm all caught up, we have a little clutch of Minnesotans (and occasional Canadian) that post here...

Minnesota Finds Thread (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=2677.270)

Occasional Canadian checking in, sir.  Greetings DE.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on September 20, 2004, 09:15 AM
Completed my Simpsons collection on Friday with the delivery of the Town Square Playset w/ Jebediah. Thanks for the Memories  :'(
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on September 20, 2004, 10:09 AM
Completed my Simpsons collection on Friday with the delivery of the Town Square Playset w/ Jebediah. Thanks for the Memories  :'(

Very sad, it is.  Not sure what to do with myself these days.  Scaling back in so many ways, now down to selective McFarlanes (maybe 1 per series), an occasional LOTR and every shred of SW available ::) 

I do wish this line had continued, even without the voice chips.  I was looking forward to Sasquatch Homer and a final THOH set :-\
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on September 20, 2004, 10:15 AM
Yeah, I wasn't ever really able to get into this line, although there have always been a few figures I wouldn't mind having sitting on the desk here (Homer for sure, maybe Ralph, Bart, etc.)  It seemed like a "fun" line to collect too, and if I hadn't had as much $ wrapped into Star Wars, I might have considered it more.  It is however, sad to see it come to an end.  But, congratulations Scott, even though it is a little sad, it has to be satisfying to have a true "complete" set, and knowing you are done.  Although you don't ever really want to see lines end, there is a part of me that thinks it is satisfying knowing that you have the whole works, or that you aren't continually getting further behind with each wave release.  Cheers to the Simpsons line, they had a good run.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on September 20, 2004, 10:22 AM
I was a little bit worried about the set because Newforce was not allocated their full order amount AND they were right smack dab at the heart of whole Ivan mess last week, they got most of the sets out of there in time and then hauled ass out of town.  Seems like they are OK but no word on how their building fared
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on September 20, 2004, 10:45 AM
STill ordering from Newforce :o  Rick's a good guy, but they sure seem to get the shaft on their order allocations and from more than one company.  I'd like to order more from him, but just can't count on them :-\ 

Soon Homer shall be complete...
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on September 20, 2004, 10:49 AM
Yeah they are pretty much the only game in town for Simpsons besides AFX and EE and they charge tons more, I think he's got a good relationship with Playmates and was able to keep his orders fairly well with them

For some reason Hasbro has continually screwed all of their E-tail accounts over and he gets the worst of it
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on October 5, 2004, 09:40 PM
Is there a promotion this Halloween with Burger King? :-\
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on October 11, 2004, 01:39 PM
Not sure if anyone has seen this yet, but Michael's Review of the Week has a lengthy feature up on the World of Springfield line.  I haven't gotten all the way through it yet, but it looks like a good read.  I believe he also has a couple Simpsons reviews up today as well.  This is a line I really regret not picking up a few along the way, and wouldn't mind having some of the main ones...particularly Homer and maybe the "main" family.  Hopefully those re-releases will come to light eventually.  Anyways, you can check out the feature HERE (http://www.mwctoys.com/FEATURE_101104a.htm)
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on October 11, 2004, 01:48 PM
Weird, i just finished reading that :P  Excellent Article, RIP WOS, you were a drain on the wallet and I'm sort of relieved its over but it was worth it and I treasure all of them very much.

I wonder how long it will be until someone cranks out some Maude Flanders customs?
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on October 11, 2004, 02:07 PM
I love my Homers, no doubt about that. 

Brian, you should be able to pick up some loose stuff super cheap these days, $2 a piece I'd bet, so near the whole family for the price of a VOTC. 
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on November 10, 2004, 10:15 PM
Here or bustups, who knows where it should go? 

clicky for news (http://www.gentlegiantltd.com/news/?id=22&archived=0).  Yup, Simpsons bust ups.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Dressel Rebel on November 28, 2004, 10:36 AM
Anyone else been finding Wave 1 from 2000 for $2.95 at their TRU clearance aisle?  It caught my eye when I saw a bunch of Krusty figures hanging there, then Bart with Santa's little helper.

Are these really 4 year old stock, or have they been rereleased?
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: John C on November 28, 2004, 12:09 PM
I heard they were supposed to re release the old figures, so that might be what you saw.  Did the packaging look like the old packaging? 
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Dressel Rebel on November 28, 2004, 02:28 PM
I heard they were supposed to re release the old figures, so that might be what you saw.  Did the packaging look like the old packaging? 

I sorted it out myself today.  I went to the clearance aisle and checked out the package, it's 2000 - old packaging.  In the new Simpsons figures section, the packaging says 2004.  I think it's just old stock that never got out.  Or maybe a scalper returned his stash  :o
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: John C on November 30, 2004, 01:57 PM
Wow!  That's a great find!  Congratulations!  ;D :)
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on December 16, 2004, 09:15 AM
Although most of you already have what you need for this line, I was just reading over at SimpsonCollectorsSector that the re-releases have been showing up at TRU around the country for the non-clearance price of $2.95.  Seems like a pretty good deal.  I didn't check our store last time I was in there, but might have to take a look and see if they have a Homer or possibly some others.  Have any of you seen these at your local TRU, and for that price?
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: jokabofe on December 16, 2004, 10:03 AM
Last time I was at TRU I found loads of Homer, Mr. Burns, Bart, Krusty, and a few others that I had. No signs of Lisa or Grandpa - the only 2 I would actually buy if I saw them  :-\
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Scott on January 18, 2005, 10:00 AM
McFarlane Picks Up The Simpsons (http://www.spawn.com/news/news6.aspx?id=12522)

Damn...I don't think I can do this and I won't...I won't ...I won't
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on January 18, 2005, 10:29 AM
Meh, we'll see.  Depends what they look like.  The idea of a boxed set, perhaps like the Kiss or Motley Crue sets doesn't do much for me.   Too much $$ for me to spend on something like that. 

Any sign of the bust ups yet?  I only want a Homer bust up to fill out the collection, so if anyone sees them ;)
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on January 20, 2005, 04:40 PM
In strange news, TRU actually dropped the price on something.  In this case it was the Military Antiques Shop from $39.95 down to $12.98, so just a shade over $14 after taxes, much more palatable, so I picked it up.  Didn't really care for it and still don't, but it's the only playset I own that I can hook Stephen Hawking into, so it was necessary.  Anyone have a loose Barney they're not using ;)
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on June 5, 2005, 03:33 PM
As a fan of bust ups, I was hopeful for the Simpsons stuff due out this summer, but hadn't gone looking for pictures.  In my boredom, I found this:

(http://images.entertainmentearth.com/AUTOIMAGES/GE7348Alg.jpg)

Wow, pretty neat I'd say.  I was hoping for simple stuff, but this is much cooler 8)  I wonder if Scott's in trouble now?
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Brian on October 27, 2005, 04:22 PM
I see that the first wave of the Bust Ups (which Brent posted above) is supposedly out now, at least somewhere, according to 16bit.com.  Apparently Wave 2 is set for a Spring release with a "fun with food" theme, including Chief Wiggum, Apu, Sanjay, Bart, Marge, and Homer.  I'm slightly tempted by these, just because I kick myself for missing out on the regular Simpsons figure line.  I'd still like to go on ebay and see if I can't find a Homer, but maybe the prices are higher now.  I might have to take a look, this has reminded me that I always wanted to get a few of the figures.  Anyone buying in on these bust ups?
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on October 27, 2005, 09:52 PM
  I'm slightly tempted by these, just because I kick myself for missing out on the regular Simpsons figure line.  I'd still like to go on ebay and see if I can't find a Homer, but maybe the prices are higher now.  I might have to take a look, this has reminded me that I always wanted to get a few of the figures.  Anyone buying in on these bust ups?

Cool, hopefully I can find these somewhere when I'm down in Florida.

As for kicking yourself Brian, I think you should be patting yourself on the back instead.  Not much has held it's value and if you're looking for loose figures, many you'll find below cost.  Some of the Treehouse of Horror sets have held their value (I-III) and the GITDH Homer is up there, otherwise you can snag full series sets of loose figures for $10-15. 

Playsets are similarly cheap.  A store near my work has Dr. Nick Riviera's playset for $4 CAD.  Man, that's tempting.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Sithbaker on October 31, 2005, 05:21 AM
The bust ups will be in comic shops this Wed.
Can`t wait to see them!

I`m still missing the last playset with Jebadiah (sp?)  >:( Never saw it around
here.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Sithbaker on November 5, 2005, 07:22 PM
Bust ups are out and very cool.
Just wish they had been out BEFORE Halloween  :-\
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on November 7, 2005, 12:06 PM
After seeing THOH last night I'm missing the WSOS line again.  Lots of potential from last night and still a ton of great THOH figures that were never made in the first place. 

I have to confess to some cynicism while watching previous THOH episodes - in many cases I viewed them as I had much of Star Wars, as a big ad for future toys.  Nice to see the last part of the show with so many potential toys and no line to put them out in.  Not that I wouldn't buy them if they came out.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Sithbaker on November 7, 2005, 04:38 PM
After seeing THOH last night I'm missing the WSOS line again.  Lots of potential from last night and still a ton of great THOH figures that were never made in the first place. 

I have to confess to some cynicism while watching previous THOH episodes - in many cases I viewed them as I had much of Star Wars, as a big ad for future toys.  Nice to see the last part of the show with so many potential toys and no line to put them out in.  Not that I wouldn't buy them if they came out.

I missed it, fox was knocked out here from a storm so I went to bed  :-[
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on November 7, 2005, 10:58 PM
Well, I'm not trying to be negative but it was just typical THOH stuff.  Nothing really spectacular.  All enjoyable though.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Xander on November 8, 2005, 07:30 AM
I've always liked the Treehouse of Horror episodes, but they aren't always my favorite toys (except for Kang and Kodos, which I don't have).  I'm glad the last planned THOH set wasn't made, as it didn't seem like such a great idea.

THOH 16 was ok, but not a classic. Still, I started cracking up with the appearance of the Herbie Hancock "Rockit" robots in the AI segment.  Haha.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on November 8, 2005, 10:52 AM
I loved the first THOH set, some of my favorite figures from the line.  Kang and Kodos rocked as well.  The third THOH set wasn't the greatest and the fourth just outright sucked.  I don't remember the planned fifth set any longer, though I remember the controversy over the choices.  I wasn't opposed to it, mostly because it had a Homer in it (something the fourth set didn't). 

I still contemplate picking up more figures from the WOS line though, mostly because they are so remarkably cheap now. 
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Xander on November 8, 2005, 01:49 PM
I believe this was to become the 5th THOH:

(http://figures.nohomers.net/look/Look_THOH_5.jpg)

I think there were other options, but this one got the closest to being made.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on November 8, 2005, 01:57 PM
Yeah, that rings a bell visually.  I'd have been happy with the Homer but the rest are meaningless to me, as with all Simpsons playsets I typically unloaded the remainder of the figures so I was just left with Homer.  THOH1 is an exception because I love those characters.  THOH2 was all about Kang and Kodos (3 was donut homer, or do I have 2/3 mixed up?) and the Homer was just a bonus, a series 1 Homer with a resculpted head.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: ruiner on November 9, 2005, 01:38 PM
I'm still waiting for McFarlane to finally release pictures of the Simpsons sets he has had planned now for over a year.

In regards to THOH, how cool would an Apu R2D2 figure be?   :P
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: JoshEEE on November 9, 2005, 02:01 PM
Quote
I`m still missing the last playset with Jebadiah (sp?)   Never saw it around
here.

Man, that thing warmed the pegs for two years locally. In fact, there may still be some around.  Let me know if you still want it for cost plus shipping and I'll go hunt for you.
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Jeff on November 18, 2005, 03:04 PM
I see that GG posted info on the Simpsons Bust-Ups Wave 2 (http://gentlegiantltd.com/news/?id=36&archived=0).

Bart and Marge - Kitchen Chaos
Apu and Sanjay - Kwik E Mart
Homer - Gummi Venus DeMilo
Wiggum - Chili Cook-off

(http://gentlegiantltd.com/media/uploads/0/0/K/R/news_detail_2.jpg)

Mmm... gummi Venus DeMilo... *drool*
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on November 18, 2005, 03:39 PM
Still waiting for series 1 to show up locally :-\  Series 2 looks ok too, but I want to see what they look like in person. 
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Commander Cody on November 19, 2005, 08:06 PM
When will McFarlane show us their Simpsons stuff?
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: ruiner on December 13, 2005, 12:23 PM
FINALLY!!

The long awaited set from McFarlane and the boys:

(http://www.spawn.com/toys/movies/other/simpsonsbox1/images/other_simpsonsbox1_photo_01_dp.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on December 13, 2005, 10:38 PM
Twisted Fairy Tales meets the Simpsons?
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Xander on December 14, 2005, 12:23 PM
Those donuts look good! Almost as good as:

mmm donuts (http://67.122.56.18/view/view.shtml)
Title: Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
Post by: Morgbug on December 20, 2005, 03:38 PM
A few McFarlane items listed with some tentative (where available) timelines for the coming year:



SIMPSONS BOXED SET -- Ironic Punishment - March 2006

SIMPSONS BOXED SET: Couch Gag -- May 2006

SIMPSONS SERIES 1 -- Treehouse of Horrors

SIMPSONS BOXED SET - no details given

SIMPSONS BOXED SET: Christmas -- November 2006 (who moved Christmas to November?)

Sadly I'll probably grab everything that has Homer in it. 
Title: Re: The Simpsons
Post by: Scott on April 11, 2006, 11:43 PM
(http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/images/products/in/large/MCF10566.jpg)

Must resist temptation

Pretty cool that they kept a lot of the same packaging

Also images of the second set:

(http://www.simpsonscollectors.com/images/releases/McF_CouchGag1.jpg)

Magnetic figures which can be rearranged

And finally...Wave 1:

SIMPSONS SERIES I:
Dr. Hibbert, Mr. Burns & Comic Book Guy
Homer & Marge
Bart, Lisa & Maggie
Flanders & Squeaky-voiced Teen
Snake & Otto
Disco Stu & Krusty
Title: Re: The Simpsons
Post by: Morgbug on April 12, 2006, 12:24 AM
I'll probably be doing the Homer thing again and leave it at that.  Unless there are some neat THOH things put out, that is.
Title: Re: The Simpsons
Post by: Scott on April 12, 2006, 12:30 AM
blueduck over at SCS posted pics of the THOH WOS set and this one, they actually look pretty good together :-\
Title: Re: The Simpsons
Post by: Morgbug on April 12, 2006, 12:34 AM
Great. ::)  At least Walmart sells McFarlane stuff regularly, so it'll at least come around so I can look at it and decide first.  Haven't been to SCS forever.
Title: Re: The Simpsons
Post by: Brian on April 12, 2006, 10:27 AM
Thanks for the pics Scott, those look pretty nice.  I totally missed the Simpsons WOS line, and have regretted it, so I might pick up a few of these.  That 2nd set you have pictured (the couch scene) is kind of tempting, and might make a nice display piece even if I can't buy anything else.  I take it the first set isn't quite out yet?  Where is the best place to pick these things up?
Title: Re: The Simpsons
Post by: John C on April 13, 2006, 09:48 AM
They'll probably have them at Suncoast stores.  I may or may not be buying this line.  I will have to see them in person first.  I'll buy them If they are as good or better than the Playmates stuff.
Title: Re: The Simpsons
Post by: ruiner on April 13, 2006, 12:07 PM
Jeez, that Homer set comes with 200 donuts.

Title: Re: The Simpsons
Post by: Brian on July 3, 2006, 10:15 AM
I saw the couch gag set at our local TRU this past weekend, and decided to pick it up.  I always regretted not collecting the WOS line, and this way I at least have a nice display of the entire family together.  They also had the ironic punishment set, plenty of both in stock last week.

(http://www.simpsonscollectors.com/images/releases/McF_CouchGag1.jpg)
Title: Re: The Simpsons
Post by: Madcow on July 3, 2006, 10:22 AM
I've seen both box sets at retail and while they look great, i'm holding off for the individual figures...
Title: Re: The Simpsons
Post by: Morgbug on September 27, 2006, 05:29 PM
Picked up the Ironic Punishment set for $10 CAD on clearance at Walmart.  Just waiting for the Couch Gag set to hit the same price now. 

In today's email from BBTS I located this:

(http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/images/products/out/large/MCF10784.jpg)

I'm guessing I'll probably end up with this because of the Homer and Bart figures that fit well with other THOH stuff. 
Title: Re: The Simpsons
Post by: Scott on December 4, 2006, 02:19 PM
Series 1 Pics!

http://spawn.com/news/news2.aspx?id=13003
Title: Re: The Simpsons
Post by: Morgbug on December 4, 2006, 04:39 PM
Bad news there for me :-\  Three Homers in that series spells $$ for me. 

Has anyone seen the THOH set anywhere at all?
Title: Re: The Simpsons
Post by: Morgbug on January 26, 2007, 02:31 PM
There are some packaging photos of the inserts over at spawn of series one now.  Not sure about these now, I'll have to see them when they arrive.  I'm still inclined to the THOH set and it appears to be coming out in the early fall, a suitable release time.

It's interesting to see how much series one of the figures changed from this:

Quote
SIMPSONS SERIES I:
Dr. Hibbert, Mr. Burns & Comic Book Guy
Homer & Marge
Bart, Lisa & Maggie
Flanders & Squeaky-voiced Teen
Snake & Otto
Disco Stu & Krusty


to
Homer and Bart Why you little...
Homer and Bart Simple Simpson
Krusty and Bart Kamp Krusty
Marge and Homer In the belly of the boss
Itchy and Scratchy Spay Anything

I think that first set was supposed to be THOH themed too. 

Still haven't seen the couch gag on sale, so haven't bought it yet.  I don't expect the figures to reach clearance, so I'll have to decide in fairly short order considering how few figures stores are bringing in of the Hanna Barbera stuff (and rightly so, they're not moving well even if they are cool). 
Title: Re: The Simpsons
Post by: Morgbug on April 2, 2007, 04:07 PM
Has anyone picked these up and done a comparison between the WOS and the McFarlane stuff?  I've seen them in stores but haven't bought the sets with Homer yet, though I'm still planning on it.  There are few enough of these around and I don't expect an overly long/productive run for McFarlane on this line that I don't think it's going to become a space/$$ issue.  Just curious to hear others impressions on these. 

I can say that there are relatively few showing up in stores as the ordering folks seem very, very cautious with McFarlane product these days. 

As an aside, I bought a couple of chocolate bars at the office I work in today.  The usual parents selling stuff for their kids fundraisers (which could rate a pet peeve if it weren't done in such an innocuous, low pressure way around here and were I not guilty as well) stuff.  I was joking to one of the admins and an upper management type that maybe I should try for the 300 pound disability target.  The admin just sort of chuckled but the upper management type gave me a very stern look and suggested, quite seriously, that I should contemplate the potential health impacts such a plan might have ::)  At what level do they lobotomize people because I don't want to get there.
Title: Re: The Simpsons
Post by: Morgbug on April 4, 2007, 09:59 PM
To answer my own question, they are smaller than the WOS figures and sufficiently out of scale as to not be a great match.  But they are well enough done that I don't feel bad about picking up the three sets with Homer in them.  They are static as McFarlane stuff tends to be but are well painted and look quite nice, so they'll fit nicely off to the side of the WOS display.  Oh, and Marge looks hot in her white bathing suit :-X
Title: Re: The Simpsons
Post by: Morgbug on April 12, 2007, 02:26 PM
Scott....you buying??
Title: Re: The Simpsons
Post by: Brian on April 12, 2007, 02:42 PM
I'm in the same boat.  I grabbed the Couch Gag set as well, figuring that if I couldn't get anything else - I'd at least have the main family to display.  The other stuff looks kind of neat too, although I really don't need to find money/space for more stuff at this point ;).
Title: Re: The Simpsons
Post by: Morgbug on April 12, 2007, 03:34 PM
I still haven't found the Couch Gag set on clearance, so I haven't bought it yet.  I'm not into the family as a whole, so I don't feel pressed to get it.  I'm aiming for a $10 CAD price at some point down the road, same as I think I paid for Ironic Punishment.  Did pay full price for the most recent figures, simply because there are so few on the pegs and the Simple Simpson seems to be overpacked in the mix.  I figured if I waited I could get that on clearance, but by the time it does I'll have spent so much on gas it'd be pointless. 
Title: Re: The Simpsons
Post by: Scott on April 12, 2007, 05:54 PM
I looked at TRU last weekend.  Decided that $13 is way too rich for not to scale figures :-\
Title: Re: The Simpsons
Post by: Morgbug on April 12, 2007, 07:33 PM
Not to scale relative to what? :P  I know, WOS.  For me it wasn't so much an issue.  I'll tuck them off to the side, separated by the Ironic Punishment set, which strikes me as more to scale, though I haven't seen it in months, so that might be wishful thinking. 
Title: Re: The Simpsons
Post by: Morgbug on July 19, 2007, 11:24 AM
Pearson?  Hello?  Pearson? 

Buying into any of the movie figures?  How about the BK toys, which fire up in about a week or so? 

I think I'll continue getting the Homer figures as they come along, I think there are two movie figures from McFarlane that have Homer in them.  Sound too, sort of harkening back to the WOS stuff, scale notwithstanding of course. 

As for the BK toys, I'm not sure if I'll bother with an entire set or not.  There are some regular sets available on ebay for $25 and shipping so not too terribly far off what I'd pay up here by chasing them all down and having to eat that food, so maybe a good deal?   I see there are gold chase versions as well ::)  I expect I'll try and track down the gold Homer and maybe the gold Burns as well, but we'll see. 

As an aside, TRU up here has severely cut back on carrying just about everything McFarlane, even the hockey figures.  I think the McFarlane days might be dwindling in general. 

Still no couch gag set for me.  No clearance = no buy (and yes, I know I'm helping kill the line with that attitude).
Title: Re: The Simpsons
Post by: Brian on July 19, 2007, 12:40 PM
I guess I didn't realize there were going to be BK Simpsons toys.  I took a look on ebay, and it looks like there are 16 in total?  Is there any clear pictures of them, aside from the auction pics?  Might be kind of neat to pick up, but like you said Brent, I'd probably just opt for ebay as well instead of eating there upteen times.

BK really has gone nuts with the movie toys since the ROTS success haven't they?  Hasn't there been Spidey, Fan 4, Transformers, and now Simpsons this summer alone?
Title: Re: The Simpsons
Post by: Morgbug on July 19, 2007, 01:07 PM
There were spidey toys at BK?  I'm still scarred by the ROTS fiasco and I didn't even eat there that much. 

I didn't know there were toys coming until I picked up one of the McFarlane movie toys (Homer in movie theater) and tucked in the bottom was an insert for the toys at BK.  I don't think any really good pics exist as most are scans of that same insert I think.  I know some ebay sellers say they have them in hand, but better pics haven't circulated much it would seem.  I was poking around at SCS.com last night and they had a scan up but it wasn't much of an improvement. 

I think up here though they sell the toys for around $1.87-2.00 each, so those ebay deals are a bargain for me.  I'll wait for better pics before deciding on the full set though.  Hopefully some of the gold Homer figures show up at decent prices. 

You are right though Brian, BK has really been into the movie based toys in a big way, everything except Disney which seems to have become McD fare for a long time.  BK had a pretty neat set of LOTR toys as well and I think that complete set might even still fetch a pretty price on ebay. 
Title: Re: The Simpsons
Post by: Brian on July 19, 2007, 01:49 PM
Quote
There were spidey toys at BK?  I'm still scarred by the ROTS fiasco and I didn't even eat there that much. 

Yeah, I just saw them online HERE (http://marvelousnews.com/index.php?catid=23&itemid=10897).  It looks like it was a few Spideys, and then the baddies from SM3.  I was burnt out from running to BK each week from ROTS, that I passed on them as well - thinking that if I really wanted them I could pick them up on ebay.  I was fortunate during the Star Wars run of these toys that I found a BK that would just sell me the toys, without any food.  I ended up eating one meal at Burger King during that entire run - and that was the very first week of the toys.  That was fortunate.  Even so, I started feeling a little silly going into that BK each week saying "I just want to buy this week's Star Wars toys".
Title: Re: The Simpsons
Post by: Madcow on July 19, 2007, 02:31 PM
Around here, the stores don't require you to buy anything so I just get the toys. I've done this for a few of their promotions and at multiple places too. I can't wait til the Simpsons stuff hits, i'm tired of going to 7-11 everyday for sandwiches and Squishees in their promotion.  :P
Title: Re: The Simpsons
Post by: Scott on July 19, 2007, 10:33 PM
Different scale = Pass

Still have my old stuff, the thought of organizing, photographing and shipping over 200+ items makes me queazy
Title: Re: The Simpsons
Post by: Morgbug on July 20, 2007, 09:56 AM
I figured you hadn't changed your stance on these.  They're not badly sculpted at all and I've been fortunate in finding well painted pieces, so I think they're pretty nice.  The scale issue is still there, no doubt, but it's getting to the point where there's enough material that it's not that different from having Unleashed and regular SW figures on display, though the difference in scale is smaller.  Of course you don't vary out in scale regardless, correct? 

As for selling your stuff, I stick by my old opinion that you shouldn't do it.  WOS has been one of the lines I really associate with you and has been since I've known you.  If you did, wouldn't it be just as easy to sell the common stuff over at SCS.com where you're pretty well known I'd think and then ebay the stuff that'll actually generate some return, like the B-sharps and other exclusives?  That'd reduce the amount of listing and photo taking. 

It's interesting too that you're willing to part with that stuff.  I haven't seen my Simpsons stuff for probably two years.  It's in a box that's taped shut and at the bottom of my huge stack of boxes.  I've gone through the SW stuff a ton of times and moved all those boxes, pulling out stuff to get rid of, but the Simpsons stuff just never enters into the equation of being thinned out.  Obviously I have a fair bit less stuff than you, since it's only really stuff with Homer associations like all the figures and then some playsets but that's still a significant amount of stuff, probably 40-50 figures total.  I really look forward to having that stuff displayed. 
Title: Re: The Simpsons
Post by: Morgbug on October 3, 2007, 11:47 AM
I picked up the Island of Dr. Hibbert box set from McFarlane yesterday :o

It was a great deal, my comic shop was charging less for this than the Itchy and Scratchy box set that's recent.  It's huge and looks amazing in the box though I'll likely open it and split it up to sell off parts since I'm only really interested in Homer walrus and Bart spider. 

I know these aren't to scale with the WOS stuff but this piece is really, really nicely done.  For $30 I couldn't pass on it. 
Title: Re: The Simpsons
Post by: Scott on January 20, 2008, 11:39 PM
I just spent the entire last two days sorting and picturing over 200+ Simpsons Figures.  Its killing me to think of parting with them but there is no space and my interest in The Simpsons is about as low as it ever has been...so now is the right time.

I should have everything up for auction by next weekend I think because it will take that long to sort pictures and write up the auctions.

I also wanted to give myself a pat on the back, I only lost one accessory out of all of the figures and playsets that are out there, a Mic Stand for Tuxedo Krusty.  I'll probably make a folder here at JD for posterity :-[

(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/collection/simpsons172804sm.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?/spearson/collection/simpsons172804.jpg)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/collection/simpsons272804sm.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?/spearson/collection/simpsons272804.jpg)
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Title: Re: The Simpsons
Post by: Morgbug on January 21, 2008, 12:38 AM
 :'(
Title: Re: The Simpsons
Post by: Scott on January 21, 2008, 04:18 PM
:'(
You know, I was really sad Saturday, mainly because I hadn't looked at them in almost 2.5 years and yesterday I was melancholy, today, I'm looking forward to getting back some money.  Based on loose auctions I should more than get back what I paid out...which will be nice :)

After that I have the Hurculean task of LOTR stuff which is a little better organized but just as much a pain in the butt
Title: Re: The Simpsons
Post by: Brian on January 21, 2008, 04:29 PM
I have to echo Brent's  :'(, its kind of sad to see you part with them Scott.  Its really a nice looking collection (same with LOTR).  I can't say I don't envy you a little bit though.  After reorganizing things and trying to find room for new stuff, I really just collect too many lines at this point.  I don't have much room left, and I think I'm going to have to have the guts to unload something at some point as well...or at least pack it away.  Best of luck on your sales though, hope they all go well.
Title: Re: The Simpsons
Post by: Morgbug on January 21, 2008, 04:40 PM
That you should get back more than you paid is awesome news Scott.  It sounds like you've timed it well then because not that long ago (last summer) I was watching entire loose series' go for $10 total.  That was depressing to say the least, though I picked up a few pieces rather cheaply. 

LOTR is probably my most significant toy regret to be honest.  I think those toys were extremely well made for a very reasonable price.  But.... I just didn't need to own those. Fortunately I really only ever obtained about 20 figures in total, so it's not too painful.

Still, I'm really sad to see you selling off that collection.  I've always really liked that display and for me I have no intention of parting with the Simpsons stuff I own.  Thankfully I only really chased after Homers and a couple of odd characters like Stephen Hawking and Hank Scorpio.  Plus the THOH stuff of course, but I still enjoy those pieces.  There's a few pieces I never got that I wish I did (comic book guy) and a few pieces I could have done without (Mr. Burns) but I'm ok.

I'm still buying the McFarlane stuff for the Homers, though not all of them.  It's funny seeing your pics though, I'd completely forgotten they did the Devil Homer.  I just picked up the McFarlane Devil/Angel Homer set because I thought they were both new.  Half new I guess instead. 

Good luck with the sales though, I hope it works out really well for you.
Title: Re: The Simpsons
Post by: Scott on January 21, 2008, 04:57 PM
From what I've seen (and this is generally ture whatever you do) Lots sell like crap, most of the exclusives and Playset Figures will fetch top dollar and balance out the Series 10 Wendells and Series 12 Mr Largos.  Also the tail end stuff is still going for well above retail.

What I am not looking forward too, shipping lots and lots of boxes. Thanks for the well wishes guys and the condolences
Title: Re: The Simpsons
Post by: Brian on January 22, 2008, 09:13 AM
Just out of curiosity, if I may ask, what made you decide to part with the collections (Simpsons/LOTR)?  Also, are you keeping anything from either one?
Title: Re: The Simpsons
Post by: Scott on January 28, 2008, 08:54 AM
Just out of curiosity, if I may ask, what made you decide to part with the collections (Simpsons/LOTR)?  Also, are you keeping anything from either one?

Pretty simple I went from this much space:

(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/jan26/all72804sm.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?/spearson/jan26/all72804.jpg)(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/jan26/all272804sm.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?/spearson/jan26/all272804.jpg)

To this:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b69/ocb75/DSC05036.jpg)

I hadn't even unpacked them since we moved 2+ years ago

I also have pretty much lost all interest in the show so while I loved the trip down memory lane, I'll be happier with the moolah :)
Title: Re: The Simpsons
Post by: Brian on January 28, 2008, 09:26 AM
Ah, good reason, that makes sense.  The old space issue is always a problem, and one I'm facing now too.  That's why I'm giving so much thought on picking up new lines like DCUC and GI Joe.  Those, combined with Star Wars, Marvel, and probably some Indy makes space a premium.  I always say it, just too much nice stuff out there these days.
Title: Re: The Simpsons
Post by: Morgbug on January 28, 2008, 10:20 AM
I don't doubt the moolah will be most welcome.  Maybe you can use it for a road trip to Winnipeg.  Maybe August '08 :P

I'm itching to get my room done and finally start putting stuff out simply so I can figure out what I don't really want anymore.  I think of the sheer volume of stuff and it's simply overwhelming:

LOTR
Simpsons
McFarlane Simpsons
McFarlane Sportspicks
McFarlane movie maniacs stuff
Marvel Legends
DC Classics plus all the other DC stuff I have
Indiana Jones - vintage and modern to come
Master Replicas - helmets, FX sabers
Gentle Giant - maquettes, busts, statues
Kubricks
And a small quantity of Hasbro star wars items. 

On and on it goes, so I'm really curious to see how much of it I'll part with.  As for the Simpsons, I haven't really watched the show in years - an episode here or there is about it - but I loves me some Homer.  He's such a wonderful mockery of society in general. 
Title: Re: The Simpsons
Post by: Morgbug on February 4, 2008, 10:28 AM
So?

How'd the selling go Scott?  Are ya rich?  What went for a lot?  What was the nicest surprise?  What was the most disappointing?  How much of a pain was it to ship all of that and where did you find all the boxes? 
Title: Re: The Simpsons
Post by: Scott on February 4, 2008, 11:58 PM
So?

How'd the selling go Scott?  Are ya rich?  What went for a lot?  What was the nicest surprise?  What was the most disappointing?  How much of a pain was it to ship all of that and where did you find all the boxes? 
I'm not rich but I far exceeded my expectations which just gives me more incentive to purge out more of the basement ;D

Nicest Surprise...I knew it to be true but I was shocked at how much people paid for the last 5 Waves.  Also, almost 50% of the people are in Canada/South America/Spain. 
Biggest Dissapointment...Some of the early Wave 3-6 stuff I thought was going to go higher than it did.  Also the playset figures went a little lower than I thought they would.
Shipping...I think out of close to 200 auctions there are 40 or so buyers.  So its not as bad as I thought it was going to be, it could have been better but I'm done packaging and just need to keep bothering my local Post office lady

I still have to sell the playsets...not sure how that will go yet but I hope some of them will sell
Title: Re: The Simpsons
Post by: Brian on February 19, 2014, 08:49 PM
Had to dust off this thread due to the announcement of the Mark Hamill figure (along with other celebrities):

http://www.usatoday.com/story/popcandy/2014/02/19/simpsons-celebrity-figures/5605225/ (http://www.usatoday.com/story/popcandy/2014/02/19/simpsons-celebrity-figures/5605225/)
Title: Re: The Simpsons
Post by: GrandMoffNick on February 19, 2014, 08:54 PM
Cool. Looks like TRU will have them too which is nice.
Title: Re: The Simpsons
Post by: GrandMoffNick on February 27, 2014, 12:20 PM
Saw the first wave at TRU today. Liked the Heff. Wanted to punch the Kid Rock in the face. Didn't buy any. Will wait for Mark.
Title: Re: The Simpsons
Post by: Diddly on February 28, 2014, 01:04 AM
Yeah, I saw these a few weeks ago but didn't buy any since I don't have any of those Simpsons toys from the early 00s so they'd be out of place. I wish Hamill was in his Luke attire like he was in the episode he was in, but eh. Probably some Hasbro/copyright stuff they'd have had to deal with then.
Title: Re: The Simpsons
Post by: Morgbug on April 23, 2014, 04:05 PM
Wow, we're lagging behind as I came across these for the very first time today.  Wave one finally showed up and while they were nice, I didn't want any of the celebrities from the series.  I did have to grab one figure though, to add to my Homer collection:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/Morgbug/P4220292_zpsf946e6c2.jpg)
Title: Re: The Simpsons
Post by: GrandMoffNick on May 8, 2014, 12:16 PM
Picked up Mark Hamill today. Pretty cool. Really liked the Maggie in pink jumpsuit with her gut hanging out but passed. Great wave if your a Who fan. Kind of obnoxious to me to have three band members in the same wave.