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Title: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Scott on September 16, 2003, 04:08 PM
I just returned from a jaunt into Big Lots where I was able to scoop up 27 unique 3-3/4" Figures for $28.  I just couldn't stop loading my cart with these little guys.  When I open them I will post some pictures, but they look like great Cantina, Jabba and Nightclub fodder as well as Coruscant Street Scene Fillers :-*
Title: Re: Generic Figures Custom Fodder
Post by: CorranHorn on September 16, 2003, 07:15 PM
sounds like a sweet deal, what kind of figures are these? are they those generic cops, firemen, army guys or something else? can't wait to see pics, more good fodder is a must have!
Title: Re: Generic Figures Custom Fodder
Post by: Scott on September 17, 2003, 12:17 AM
Yeah Cops, Spacemen, Bad Guys, Firemen etc...

Some of these are just as well articulated as some SW figures at the wrists, a lot of them have working holsters as well

(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/groupfodder1.JPG)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/groupfodder2.JPG)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/groupfodder3.JPG)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/goon1.JPG)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/goon2.JPG)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/goon3.JPG)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/goon4.JPG)
(http://www.jedidefender.com/spearson/goon5.JPG)
Title: Re: Generic Figures Custom Fodder
Post by: dustrho on September 17, 2003, 12:26 AM
Not a bad score there Scott!  What brand are those figures?  They almost look like the newer GI Joe figures in a way.
Title: Re: Generic Figures Custom Fodder
Post by: Scott on September 17, 2003, 12:28 AM
I don't exactly remember but it is something like Midwestern Toy Company...
Title: Re: Generic Figures Custom Fodder
Post by: CorranHorn on September 17, 2003, 01:16 AM
some neat figs there, some could be quite useful for parts, others i'm not so sure about, but for a buck a piece they look fun to play with.
Title: Re: Generic Figures Custom Fodder
Post by: Jesse James on September 17, 2003, 03:48 AM
Weird figures Scott, thanks for the photos.  I'll have to look around at the local Big Lots stores for those...  Some of them appear to have sheathed throwing knives.  If those are 3.75" tall figures then those little sheathed knives must be pretty tiny.

Some of them are beyond odd...  That company appears to hit all bases anyway. :)  I'm not sure many of the figure's parts are useful really, but some seemed to be and some of the gear seemed more useful.

The creativity of the sculptors is funny though, just to look at...

What's sad is that these do appear, though not based on anything like Star Wars is, to have superior qualities to Hasbro Star Wars figures on some levels, and they're equal to SW figures in other areas.  I'm sure  they have their flaws though too.  It's just sort of a shame that Hasbro's figures don't totally trounce these in quality overall.  I mean, there shouldn't be any comparison when you think about price and such.
Title: Re: Generic Figures Custom Fodder
Post by: Scott on September 17, 2003, 11:37 AM
Yeah I thought so too, it is not like their arms are falling off or they were constanly falling over...funny there were no spring mechanisms or anything like that in them either.

I want to find a nice ballcap type head for a Garouf Lafoe

(http://figrin.home.insightbb.com/Cantina1/garouf.jpg)

I also think the alien type guys would just be good background filler
Title: Re: Generic Figures Custom Fodder
Post by: Dressel Rebel on September 17, 2003, 11:58 PM
Yeah I thought so too, it is not like their arms are falling off or they were constanly falling over...funny there were no spring mechanisms or anything like that in them either.

I want to find a nice ballcap type head for a Garouf Lafoe

(http://figrin.home.insightbb.com/Cantina1/garouf.jpg)

I also think the alien type guys would just be good background filler

2 ideas:

1.  Cut the sideflaps off of the SAGA endor trooper helmet.

2.  Snap the hat off of the EI Naboo Guard and paint it green.
Title: Fodder Alert!
Post by: jokabofe on September 3, 2004, 02:16 PM
i just got my set of clear bust ups from the san diego comic con (thanks matt  ;D ) and while putting them together, noticed something. they are very tiny. i knew they were going to be small, from all the reports and stuff that i read online, but these things are really small. almost as if they took 3 3/4" figures and turned them into busts. so it got me thinking - do you think they will be any use as custom fodder? they have no articulation, and only half a body, but the sculpts are really nice and the likeness on luke, han, and leia is really good, probably better than anything hasbro has done so far (with the exception of the votc han. maybe). it's hard to see the details since they are clear, but i'll try and snap some pics to compare the size later on.
Title: Re: new custom fodder - bust ups?
Post by: chuckles on September 3, 2004, 02:23 PM
Did you have any issues with Leia's forearms? Might don't really fit in her upper arms too snuggly and just kind of hang there, on the verge of slipping out if you were to bump or pick up the bust. Just wondering if they're all like that or if mine is just one of those sets where the pieces don't fit together quite as well as planned.

And to keep this on topic, I think the head sculps could work well for customs, if the head size is to scale with the regular figs. Some of the parts might be iffy, but could also work if lack of articulation isn't an issue.
Title: Re: new custom fodder - bust ups?
Post by: jokabofe on September 3, 2004, 06:34 PM
no, leia's forearms seem to be okay on mine. they don't go 100% into the upper arm parts, but they don't seem to be really loose either. i pushed them in as far as i could get them.
Title: Re: new custom fodder - bust ups?
Post by: Jesse James on September 3, 2004, 08:15 PM
I'm not familiar with them Dave, but if they are in-scale then I think if cast they could be useful fodder, sure.  At least useful head replacements, but whether they're in-scale or not is the question.  Can you get a comparison image up perhaps?

Like Han with VOTC Han side-by-side?
Title: Re: new custom fodder - bust ups?
Post by: CHEWIE on January 6, 2005, 12:01 PM
The bust-ups that I've found work well and have customizing potential are:

C3PO
Yoda
Chewie
Sidious
Stormtrooper
Dooku

I haven't found a Royal Guard yet though.

 :P
Title: Re: new custom fodder - bust ups?
Post by: Scott on January 6, 2005, 12:05 PM
3PO is way too small for 3-3/4" scale IMO, the rest though I agree on
Title: Re: new custom fodder - bust ups?
Post by: CHEWIE on January 6, 2005, 03:34 PM
You really think he's too small?  I have one in my Lars garage diorama, and the scale seems dead on.

 :P
Title: Re: new custom fodder - bust ups?
Post by: Gregorbian on May 13, 2005, 02:35 AM
I've done 1 custom with a bust-up so far, and that was my Gand Jedi.  The Zuckuss head/hands fit perfectly on the ROTS Kit Fisto body.  I think the Bossk works well also, but I haven't tried it.
I was really excited about making a bunch of custom Mandalorians with the Bust-Ups Boba/Jango Fetts, but they seem to be underscaled (especially when put next to the Series 2 Stormtrooper) :-[ 
The Han Solo and Luke heads are a little too big, in my opinion.
The Stormtrooper works well (the helmet of the bust-up is slightly larger than the VOTC helmet, so it works well if you're going to hollow out and put a head inside). 
I can't wait for the ROTS Clones bust-ups!
Title: Re: new custom fodder - bust ups?
Post by: CHEWIE on May 13, 2005, 10:44 AM
I agree Gregorbian - the Bust-Ups can make some excellent custom fodder.

So far, I've experimented with the Sidious one some, along with the 4LOM head and Chewie head/arms.

I think that both Fetts have a lot of customizing potential too... and the Stormtrooper heads I am planning on using for some Darktrooper customs.

 :P
Title: Re: new custom fodder - bust ups?
Post by: ThePerennial on May 14, 2005, 10:43 AM
I agree Gregorbian - the Bust-Ups can make some excellent custom fodder.

So far, I've experimented with the Sidious one some, along with the 4LOM head and Chewie head/arms.

I think that both Fetts have a lot of customizing potential too... and the Stormtrooper heads I am planning on using for some Darktrooper customs.

 :P

I want the bust-up boba for his ROTJ-accurate rifle for my VOTC Fett.
Title: Re: new custom fodder - bust ups?
Post by: Famine on May 14, 2005, 03:33 PM
I'll be using a Sidious head for a custom thats in the works.

Kevin
Title: Re: new custom fodder - bust ups?
Post by: Gregorbian on May 16, 2005, 02:35 PM
I want the bust-up boba for his ROTJ-accurate rifle for my VOTC Fett.

Definitely, the bust-ups weapons are amazingly detailed and accurate. 

Title: EE Summer Blowout = Custom fodder Galore
Post by: Ryan on August 19, 2005, 01:51 AM
http://www.entertainmentearth.com/hitlist.asp?searchfield=Summer_Blowout_Sale

A buddy of mine in the Colorado thread here pointed this out to me, and I thought I'd pass it on. EE is doing a summer clearance, and there are some pretty good deals on cases. There is potential for some cheap fodder.
Title: Re: EE Summer Blowout = Custom fodder Galore
Post by: CHEWIE on August 19, 2005, 08:55 AM
Wow, thanks for the heads up!

 :P
Title: Re: EE Summer Blowout = Custom fodder Galore
Post by: Gregorbian on August 19, 2005, 11:29 AM
Awesome man, thanks  ;D
I didn't end up getting any custom fodder, but I was able to snag a Warhammer statue and a G.I. Joe Crimson Guard statue  ;)
Title: Re: EE Summer Blowout = Custom fodder Galore
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 19, 2005, 12:47 PM
I picked up a ep1 eletronic jar jar for $4.10. :o

I know. I'm sick. :P
Title: Re: EE Summer Blowout = Custom fodder Galore
Post by: CHEWIE on August 22, 2005, 12:07 AM
I searched the site some, but didn't really find anything that I wanted to spend my money on (which was probably a good thing).

Other than Greg's purchase and Phruby's fabulous find, did anyone else get anything?   ;)

 :P
Title: Re: EE Summer Blowout = Custom fodder Galore
Post by: Darth Delicious on August 22, 2005, 05:11 PM
I passed as well.

You know what EE's summer blowout sale means, don't you? EE's in trouble...

-DD
Title: Re: EE Summer Blowout = Custom fodder Galore
Post by: MetalJedi on August 30, 2005, 10:48 PM
I passed as well.

You know what EE's summer blowout sale means, don't you? EE's in trouble...

-DD

Maybe but they've done blowouts before. I believe back during EP1 they had one where they opened their warehouse and were selling things like crazy.
Title: Re: EE Summer Blowout = Custom fodder Galore
Post by: Darth Delicious on August 30, 2005, 11:04 PM
Yeah, but I know some people over there and they're tightening the reigns financially, and their best people are leaving in droves.

-DD
Title: Re: EE Summer Blowout = Custom fodder Galore
Post by: MetalJedi on August 31, 2005, 06:17 AM
Well thats not good.  :(
Title: Re: EE Summer Blowout = Custom fodder Galore
Post by: CHEWIE on August 31, 2005, 10:07 AM
No, that's not good at all... I wonder what will happen to them?  Seems like a lot of e-tailers have gone under the past couple years (like aislesniper) so I hope they don't have to do that.  Their prices aren't always the best, but I'd have to say they are the most reliable place I've ever bought from.

 :P
Title: for you dioramambuilders: Great e-bay find
Post by: ThePerennial on September 9, 2005, 07:21 PM
ONLY ONE HOUR LEFT.

This isn;t a shameless plus for a freind, I just was browzing on e-bay and it was for 5.00 only and in an hour left.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Star-Wars-Vehicle-Maintenance-Energizer-Accessory_W0QQitemZ5997182103QQcategoryZ49008QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

I'd buy it if I had a credit card, but I don't :P
Title: Re: for you dioramambuilders: Great e-bay find
Post by: CHEWIE on September 9, 2005, 08:36 PM
Well, I looked at it right after the auction ended!

I can't afford to be buying too much diorama stuff right now, but that dealer does have some other really nice items.

 :P
Title: Fodder Alert!
Post by: In Rem on November 15, 2005, 01:41 AM
The XD line of military figures currently features two movie-related figures in its assortments. They are from the recent wannabe Indiana Jones movie "Sahara", and feature the lead characters in middle eastern robes. Both look like they would make for good Senator bodies or background characters.

The only good pic I found was on an ebay auction...

(http://www.hobbygeek.com/images/customs/49_1.JPG)

I was tapped for cash tonight, or I would have bought the four I saw. With a hand- and head-swap they'd be pretty cool...
Title: Re: Fodder Alert - 11/15
Post by: Ryan on November 15, 2005, 02:34 AM
I picked some up the other night, the lack of accessories sucks though. I had plans of using the bodies for peseant types and using the head of Al as a Jack O'Neill (i'm going to heavily modify it though.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert - 11/15
Post by: CHEWIE on November 15, 2005, 02:49 AM
Thanks for the heads up.  Any of these to be found in regular retail stores?

 :P
Title: Re: Fodder Alert - 11/15
Post by: Ryan on November 15, 2005, 03:51 AM
They are at Wal-Mart with the rest of the 21st Century XD stuff.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert - 11/15
Post by: Jesse James on November 15, 2005, 07:56 AM
I'm desperately searching for many of these to do some "modern" army building with.  My BBI military figures have had a noticeable lack of targets to shoot at!  >:(

The figures look cool Ryan, glad you could find them!  Pittsburgh his still an XD Drought zone so no Sahara figures to be found...  No Battle of the Bulge, no Japanese...  Just Marines.  :)
Title: Re: Fodder Alert - 11/15
Post by: Nirvana on November 15, 2005, 07:46 PM
Oh, we do? Well, that sucks. Those looked really cool. I never saw the movie, but isn't Dirk Pitt the main character in Clive Cussler novels? Is this movie an adaptation of it?
Title: Re: Fodder Alert - 11/15
Post by: Jesse James on November 15, 2005, 09:40 PM
Well we're not bone dry on XD, and sometimes the Battle of the Bulge wave appears, but Wal-Mart is **** for distribution of anything, so the Sahara and BotB figures aren't too common here...  The Japanese, Pilots, and Patton figures also are non-existant.  The only thing I ever see on this side of town are the Marines, which are cool figures mind you, but I need some damn diversity! :)

These may show, you never know, so keep your eyes open at Wal-Mart stores out your way. :)
Title: Pick New Fodder!
Post by: In Rem on December 14, 2005, 09:27 PM
New Fan Choice Poll... this time we can pick anything or anyone to be a candidate via ToyFare!

I'm shooting for a Bothan Spy, but there's no chance we'll get one :(

http://www.wizarduniverse.com/magazines/toyfare/TF20051214-tf_poll.cfm
Title: Re: Pick New Fodder!
Post by: Famine on December 14, 2005, 09:38 PM
I'm pulling for a Quinlan Vos. I could make quite a few versions of him and other charachters based off of him.

Kevin
Title: Re: Pick New Fodder!
Post by: In Rem on December 14, 2005, 10:55 PM
I'm sure Vos will get a TON of votes. I don't have much hope for my Bothan, but it's a figure I've wanted since Mon Mothma first bemoaned those who died stealing the Death Star plans :P

The noble Bothans...

http://www.starwars.com/databank/species/bothan/
Title: Re: Pick New Fodder!
Post by: MetalJedi on December 14, 2005, 11:38 PM
I'm sure Vos will get a TON of votes. I don't have much hope for my Bothan, but it's a figure I've wanted since Mon Mothma first bemoaned those who died stealing the Death Star plans :P

The noble Bothans...

http://www.starwars.com/databank/species/bothan/

Well at least they could make a Borsk Fey'Lya figure from the NJO Book series. Then you could customize a bunch of different Bothans.
Title: Re: Pick New Fodder!
Post by: Ryan on December 14, 2005, 11:41 PM
I'm sure Vos will get a TON of votes. I don't have much hope for my Bothan, but it's a figure I've wanted since Mon Mothma first bemoaned those who died stealing the Death Star plans :P

The noble Bothans...

http://www.starwars.com/databank/species/bothan/

Funny thatyou should mention that. It is right up at the top of my list too. I've actually been giving some thought to trying my hand at a Bothan headsculpt if I ever get a wax pen. I didn't realize how expensive t he good ones are. :(
Title: Re: Pick New Fodder!
Post by: CHEWIE on December 15, 2005, 12:40 AM
Good idea on a Bothan... I did go with Vos though, mainly for customizing potential.

 :P
Title: Re: Pick New Fodder!
Post by: Jediknight760071 on December 15, 2005, 01:18 AM
I voted for Mirax Terrik. I love that character and we need more female parts. Especially heads.
Title: Re: Pick New Fodder!
Post by: Ryan on December 15, 2005, 01:47 AM
I voted for Mirax Terrik. I love that character and we need more female parts. Especially heads.

Good call. I just started re-reading the X-Wing series a few weeks ago, I had forgotten just how much I liked it. :)
Title: Re: Fodder Alert - 11/15
Post by: Vator on December 15, 2005, 04:18 AM
Yet another fodder alert...head over to the 21st Century thread in the other toy lines section.  :D You will not be disapointed.

(sorry for the lack of linkage, I'm just a trifle tired)
Title: Re: Fodder Alert - 11/15
Post by: Jesse James on December 15, 2005, 04:36 AM
Unfortunately can't link to the images and unless you're a collector there's no "public" images to be shared, but 21st strikes again and is packing 2 heads in with its figures more frequently.

Re-used heads unfortunately but they make great sculpts that take well to headgear.  Keep your peepers peeled!
Title: Re: Pick New Fodder!
Post by: Phalanxx on December 15, 2005, 09:39 AM
I chose Darth Revan from KOTOR.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert - 11/15
Post by: Famine on December 15, 2005, 10:19 AM
Oh, we do? Well, that sucks. Those looked really cool. I never saw the movie, but isn't Dirk Pitt the main character in Clive Cussler novels? Is this movie an adaptation of it?


Indeed you are correct sir.

Thats the only one thats going to be made with Dirk, I hear, because Clive wasn't aproving of all the changes they made to his work.

Kevin
Title: Re: Fodder Alert - 11/15
Post by: CHEWIE on December 15, 2005, 10:21 AM
Still can't find these Sahara figures... guess I just have to keep looking and one day they'll show up on the pegs at Walmart.

 :P
Title: Re: Fodder Alert - 11/15
Post by: Phalanxx on December 15, 2005, 11:51 AM
I was able to find them at my local Walmart, but they weren't located with rest of the action figures, they were on the aisle with the hotwheels and the other toy cars.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert - 11/15
Post by: In Rem on December 15, 2005, 01:04 PM
Same here... WalMart is keeping the 21st stuff in the Hot Wheel aisle.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert - 11/15
Post by: CHEWIE on December 15, 2005, 02:56 PM
Yeah, I've seen  tons of the 21st century figures there, just no Sahara ones.

 :P
Title: Re: Pick New Fodder!
Post by: Commander_Miseria on December 15, 2005, 04:28 PM
I chose Darth Revan from KOTOR.

you know not too familiar with the KOTR era, but i started readin up on it a bit and have seen a few pics of Revan and he looks pretty cool
Title: Re: Pick New Fodder!
Post by: Smartypants1635 on December 15, 2005, 07:46 PM
But don't u play as revan, everybody has ther own perspective.
Title: Re: Pick New Fodder!
Post by: Nirvana on December 15, 2005, 07:52 PM
I'm a little confused on this one. I went to the website. How do cast your vote for the Fan Choice? I'm picking probably Quinlan or a Mace Windu.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert - 11/15
Post by: Jesse James on December 16, 2005, 07:57 AM
Sahara's are not shipping heavily it seems.  one of each is all I'm hearing that people are finding ever...

BTW I popped a head with the arab wraps on it just for fun last night amidst some popping I was doing...  The wrap is a separate piece so this intrigued me to see what the head was underneath.

So I pop the head...  and the head underneath is comical.  It looks, not to sound crass, but like a white burn victim with a fade...  The head's smooth all around, and his ears have feint hints that ears were there but looks like something happened to them.  I just can't think of a good way to describe this honestly...  And on top of that there's this hair...  just on the top of his head.  It's comical.  Kinda like a fade/flattop haircut or Bert from Bert & Ernie.

Anyway, enough of that...  the arabic head wrap is GREAT.  It's a hat really once you get it off the figure.  It fits most every generic head I have in my fodder drawers, and man I was just thinking how cool I could make some Earth military customs but this'll also be a great Star Wars bit for civilians.  I mean why not have these kind of turban/robes on for civilians, ya know?  Padme sorta had one on when they were in disguise as refugees...

But yeah the wrap is cool for Star Wars but from an earth military it's great too...  There's big need for modern "enemy" figures, or civilians and whatnot for those 1:18 US military figures I have from Iraq/Afghanistan.  So far only 2 Eastern Warrior figures exist so these Turban wraps are cool bits.

The other thing is that they'd look great on British SAS from N. Africa too and US Special Forces (modern) customs.

I love how flexible they are though and after boiling they peeled right off the head easily and pop on/off various heads quite nicely.  Very cool, I must say.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert - 11/15
Post by: In Rem on December 16, 2005, 09:44 AM
One of the best features of the Sahara figs is the head wraps; no question!

(http://www.hobbygeek.com/images/customs/120605/exile2_tight.jpg)
Title: The 2006 Fodder gets better and better!
Post by: In Rem on December 19, 2005, 11:45 PM
Check out the new custom fodder from Hasbro... I smell a band of Ithorians, and Garindan and Hem Dazon look like a customizer's delight.

http://www.starwars.com/collecting/news/hasbro/news20051219.html

Title: Re: Oh. My. God.
Post by: Ryan on December 19, 2005, 11:50 PM
I can't wait. If I can ever find these, I'm going to be in heaven come 2006. I want an Army of Ithorians. I know DD will be happy when he sees these.
Title: Re: Oh. My. God.
Post by: Famine on December 19, 2005, 11:58 PM
Afternoon Delight?


Oh! Customizers delight.

Yes, there's swirls of ideas in my brain right now for this line, no doubt CHEWIEs, DD's, and Darth Nirvanas. ;D

Kevin
Title: Re: Oh. My. God.
Post by: darth_ripley on December 20, 2005, 12:01 AM
ooooh precious Ithorian! meesa got some ideas! :D
Title: Re: Oh. My. God.
Post by: Jediknight760071 on December 20, 2005, 03:41 AM
Yea...it's on. 8)
Title: Re: Oh. My. God.
Post by: Phalanxx on December 20, 2005, 09:29 AM
I saw the article yesterday and was floored.  The sculpts on the figures look great.  I can't wait to get my hands on a few Hem Dazon figures.
Title: Re: Oh. My. God.
Post by: Talon_Karrde on December 20, 2005, 09:52 AM
Holy Crack! those look sooo sweet.
Title: Re: Oh. My. God.
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 20, 2005, 11:14 AM
The "Skirmish in the Senate" pack comes with a senate pod. Now all I need is about a thousand of these for a nice size diorama.
Title: Re: Oh. My. God.
Post by: In Rem on December 20, 2005, 11:45 AM
The "Skirmish in the Senate" pack comes with a senate pod. Now all I need is about a thousand of these for a nice size diorama.

I saw that, M_P. It's a little undersized, but it looks like it will make a great accessory. And I couldn't be happier that we'll have a way to get some more Shocktroopers.... I have yet to see the single-carded version anywhere.  >:(
Title: Re: Oh. My. God.
Post by: CHEWIE on December 20, 2005, 12:25 PM
I'm very overwhelmed with these... almost all of them.  The customizing possibilities are limitless... Wow!  And the figures are already spectacular as they are.

 :P
Title: Re: Oh. My. God.
Post by: Quazar on December 20, 2005, 02:53 PM
Gorgeous, GORGEOUS new figures!  Wow, this is shaping up to be a STELLAR line!

Wow....
Title: Re: Oh. My. God.
Post by: Smartypants1635 on December 20, 2005, 06:18 PM
famine i like that  movie too lol "my motto always been when its right its right why wait till the middle of the night, Afternoon delight."

Man those sculpts are awsome, I love how they gave Hem Dazon yellow eyes like in the movies (looks like hasbro is getting things right), and just so you all know thats not normal for the specie it means there on SPICE lol.

Anyway the Luke head doesn't look alot like Mark, but it looks like a good generic head coming our way.

Momaw looks awsome the head sculpt is about a million times better than the potf2 one.

PS anyone know what garindan looks like under his mask. ???
Title: Re: Oh. My. God.
Post by: CHEWIE on December 21, 2005, 11:02 AM
I have no idea what he looks like under the mask, my gut tells me they never came up with a design.  It looks like his goggles could be removable though?

 :P
Title: Re: Oh. My. God.
Post by: Darth Slothus on December 21, 2005, 11:14 AM
I doubt it...as much work as they already done- I'm sure they're not removeable..unless...this is ....EVO Quality figure casting?!
Title: Re: Oh. My. God.
Post by: Ryan on December 21, 2005, 04:53 PM
I have no idea what he looks like under the mask, my gut tells me they never came up with a design.  It looks like his goggles could be removable though?

 :P

I think even if they aren't, they could be dremmeled off without too much trouble.
Title: Re: Oh. My. God.
Post by: CHEWIE on December 21, 2005, 05:29 PM
They look to me like they are a separate piece of plastic - if they aren't intended to come off, they still might come off easily after putting them in hot water for a minute - like Aurra Sing's ponytail or any other "appendage" for that matter.

Is that the SAGA/OTC Jabba's Palace Cape?

(http://www.starwars.com/collecting/news/hasbro/img/20051219_garindan_bg.jpg)

 :P
Title: Re: Oh. My. God.
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 22, 2005, 11:50 AM
I doubt you will find anything behind those goggles. It would be cool to find some crazy-ass eyes behind them. It would be something most people are never going to see.
Title: Re: Oh. My. God.
Post by: Nirvana on December 22, 2005, 12:00 PM
Lol. That would be pretty funny. I'm looking forward to this wave, it has alot of custom fodder and they look good enough to leave as is, too.
Title: Re: Oh. My. God.
Post by: RichardTheBloody on December 25, 2005, 01:09 AM
They look to me like they are a separate piece of plastic - if they aren't intended to come off, they still might come off easily after putting them in hot water for a minute - like Aurra Sing's ponytail or any other "appendage" for that matter.

Is that the SAGA/OTC Jabba's Palace Cape?

(http://www.starwars.com/collecting/news/hasbro/img/20051219_garindan_bg.jpg)

 :P

That is indeed the Jedi Luke Cloak. I have three of the OTC version <one opened> and the cape is on my desk right now.. it even curls at the edges the same. The only difference is the hood...
Title: The 2006 Fodder gets better and better!
Post by: In Rem on December 30, 2005, 03:53 PM
Commander Cody for all of us too scared to attempt one. *raises hand*

(http://www.rebelscum.com/toys2005/codster2.jpg)

Plus the fire pilot looks like he'll be an absolute jewel for display and the parts bin!

(http://www.rebelscum.com/toys2005/firepilot.jpg)
Title: Re: The 2006 Fodder gets better and better!
Post by: CHEWIE on December 30, 2005, 04:03 PM
Hot Damn, those look fantastic.  I still love the Cody that Owen made for me, but that's a great figure so I'll have to get a few - might use it to make a blue version.

The Fire Pilot looks like a customizer's dream!

 :P
Title: Re: The 2006 Fodder gets better and better!
Post by: darth_ripley on December 30, 2005, 04:18 PM
i'm psyched about the fire pilot, there's so much potential there!
Title: Re: The 2006 Fodder gets better and better!
Post by: In Rem on December 30, 2005, 04:47 PM
Am I the only one seeing that Fire Pilot jumpsuit and thinking Ghostbusters? :P

Swap out the head for a 21st Century Marine's and take the "armor" off the boots, and you're DONE.
Title: Re: The 2006 Fodder gets better and better!
Post by: CHEWIE on December 30, 2005, 05:12 PM
There is a Ghostbusters feel to it.   ;)

I'm thinking about maybe a Badoo Corba terrorist, a couple of pilots, etc.  The glove seem kind of big so for certain customs I'd probably swap them out.

 :P
Title: Re: The 2006 Fodder gets better and better!
Post by: Fritzkrieg on December 30, 2005, 05:21 PM
I'm kind of sad ??? It looks like these guys are going to the Custom Retirement Bin.

They were some of my more challengeing pieces but now their obsolete.
(http://www.thecustomalliance.com/fritz/CODY2.0vsCODY1.0.jpg)
(http://www.thecustomalliance.com/fritz/CODY2.0.jpg)
(http://www.thecustomalliance.com/fritz/CODYSANSHELM.jpg)
Farewell
At least we'll always have room for our Fan Fic. Customs.
Title: Re: The 2006 Fodder gets better and better!
Post by: CHEWIE on December 30, 2005, 05:52 PM
Those are NOT obsolete - they are awesome.  Maybe you could paint the yellow parts a different color?  Perhaps blue?  And make your own squad.  They are far from being obsolete Fritz!

 :P
Title: Re: The 2006 Fodder gets better and better!
Post by: Clone Hunter on December 30, 2005, 10:57 PM
Those are NOT obsolete - they are awesome.  Maybe you could paint the yellow parts a different color?  Perhaps blue?  And make your own squad.  They are far from being obsolete Fritz!

 :P

Yeah!! If the price was right, I'd still buy one!
Title: Re: The 2006 Fodder gets better and better!
Post by: Joe on December 30, 2005, 11:28 PM
Only one crituge about that proto Cody......The head seems to be swivel.And let us all be reminded that the proto. Gree wasn't that bad.......look at the one they realiced.

ps. where did you find those pics?
Title: Re: The 2006 Fodder gets better and better!
Post by: Smartypants1635 on December 30, 2005, 11:43 PM
no joe if u take a close lok u can see no crease at the neck and also hes facing head on so we can tell if hes swivel or ball joint. my guess ball joint
Title: Re: Fodder Alert - 12/31
Post by: Jesse James on December 31, 2005, 12:20 AM
Just a heads up,

The 21st Century figure line has a license to the movie Platoon to make figures of the actors/characters in that film along with some vehicles.  The good news?  Yes, you will have a Tom Berenger (all scarred up) Sgt. Barnes head for fodder...  You will have a Charlie Sheen head, you will have a Johnny Depp head, and a Willam Defoe head even.  Lots of great fodder...

The bad news?  Finding 21st figures is a pain in the backside for many.  I still have yet to see a lot of them, especially the Japanese.  Wal-Mart's just attrocious at distributing 21st's stuff, however they may be seeing other retailer outlets as well as etailers (which they've always been at).

Enjoy...
Title: Re: Fodder Alert - 12/31
Post by: Jesse James on December 31, 2005, 12:22 AM
BTW

I merged the "2006 Fodder" thread with the Fodder alert thread...  Keep all the fodder talk in one thread I figure, it'll keep things simpler.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert - 12/31
Post by: Famine on December 31, 2005, 12:43 AM
you will have a Johnny Depp head.

When the hell was he in Platoon? I own that movie on DVD, and it's one of my favorite movies...I'm seriously lost.

Kevin
Title: Re: Fodder Alert - 11/15
Post by: Jesse James on December 31, 2005, 12:47 AM
He's there...  very young, but he's there.

Dale beat me to it, but he was the (I think) interpreter at the village... 

I can't wait to make a hard-ass looking Imperial Officer wtih the Sgt. Barnes head.  I mean, you just can't get better than that.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert - 11/15
Post by: DSJ™ on December 31, 2005, 12:50 AM
Pvt. Gator Lerner (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091763/)

(http://users2.ev1.net/~disneyelvis/images/JohnnyDepp/Platoon-GatorLerner.jpg)
Title: Re: Fodder Alert - 11/15
Post by: Famine on December 31, 2005, 12:59 AM
Holy ****...How did I not notice that...

Maybe because it's 12:56 am?

Kevin
Title: Re: Fodder Alert - 11/15
Post by: RichardTheBloody on December 31, 2005, 01:02 AM
Holy ****...How did I not notice that...

Maybe because it's 12:56 am?

Kevin
What does lack of sleep have to do with anything? That's why caffeine was invented! LOL
Title: Re: Fodder Alert - 11/15
Post by: CHEWIE on December 31, 2005, 01:15 AM
Wow, Platoon figures?  I'm excited... let's see some wartime US President figures too.  To me at least, it would be cool - the Commander in Chief line.  I'd like to make a "W" figure shooting a terrorist.

 :P
Title: Re: Fodder Alert - 11/15
Post by: RichardTheBloody on December 31, 2005, 01:54 AM
I dunno about "action figures" as such, but i saw a 12 inch Dubya figure @ Entertainment Earth...they had the missus too, along with Washington, Franklin, even Princess Di....saw the Washington and Franklin figures and had a couple ideas for custom figs...non SW related tho, basically headswap and give my girl a 12 inch Brad Pitt from Interview with the Vampire <she loves his character for some reason <rolls eyes>
Title: Re: Fodder Alert - 11/15
Post by: Darth Delicious on December 31, 2005, 01:57 AM
Wow, a Johnny Depp Jedi...and he can become a separatist, just like in real life...the America-hatin' little Euro-wannabe.

Lookin' forward to a Tom Berenger though...and those Ithorians, Arcona and Kubaz fodder coming in the Tatooine wave. Between those and all the Republic Commando's I'm gonna by, I'm gonna be nice and broke.   ;D

Oh, and in case you didn't realize...Mesa back!


-DD
Title: Re: Fodder Alert - 11/15
Post by: RichardTheBloody on December 31, 2005, 01:58 AM
Wow, a Johnny Depp Jedi...and he can become a separatist, just like in real life...the America-hatin' little Euro-wannabe.

Lookin' forward to a Tom Berenger though...

Oh, and in case you didn't know...Mesa back!


-DD


Welcome back man!  Got any new customs for us?;)
Title: Re: Fodder Alert - 11/15
Post by: Darth Delicious on December 31, 2005, 02:00 AM
Hey Richard! You got me while I was still editing, darn it!  ;)

New customs this week...I promise!

Oh, and your avatars comment made me laugh pretty hard...mainly because I'm invoked that line myself.


-DD
Title: Re: Fodder Alert - 11/15
Post by: Jesse James on December 31, 2005, 02:06 AM
Guys, political stuff's a no-no.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert - 11/15
Post by: CHEWIE on December 31, 2005, 02:10 AM
Sorry Jesse - we know that.  I wasn't trying to get political, just saying I'd like to make a custom figure of that.

 :P
Title: Re: Fodder Alert - 11/15
Post by: Jesse James on December 31, 2005, 02:15 AM
I know I have a Patton head for similar thinking with customs I'd like to make....  Patton Imperial/Rebel Officers seem like a cool idea.  I wish I had a Rommel in this scale for a Rommel Imperial/Patton Rebel.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert - 11/15
Post by: Darth Delicious on December 31, 2005, 02:15 AM
I don't think what I said was all that political as much as it was just pointing out that Johnny Depp is a colossal tool.

Still, I like most of his work...except for that gawd-awful Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

 :P
Title: Re: Fodder Alert - 11/15
Post by: Jesse James on December 31, 2005, 02:20 AM
It's bordering on very political as, many people actually agree with his line of thought in this country and outside it, so I'm not trying to be a prick guys but it is politically charged to not like him for his political beliefs and comment on such...  Commenting on his acting, hey whatever.  The basic point is, calling him a tool because of how he feels about the US is like calling anyone who thinks like him a tool.  There's some people I'm sure do around here, so I'm asking just to lay off the political stuff, it's something we cut from the forums a long time ago because of the problems it inevitably caused...  It's a much more harmonious forum without it when everyone gets along without entering their political beliefs...  All is right with the world, yada yada yada...  :)
Title: Re: Fodder Alert - 11/15
Post by: Darth Delicious on December 31, 2005, 09:13 PM
Not to beat a dead horse here, JJ, but let me clarify why my position has little to do with politics.

I'm sure anyone on these boards who feels the same way as Depp on American foreign policy would have the cajones to defend their opinion...not backtrack and try to claim they were misquoted or had their words taken out of context like he does the moment he's quoted verbatim in the American press.

I don't have an issue with someone feeling the way Depp does...I have a problem with weasels who pander to crowds on foreign soil, but lack the conviction to defend those words when their leanings get out and they start to fear losing American box office dollars.

It's not a political issue, it's a character issue.

-DD
Title: Re: Fodder Alert - 11/15
Post by: Jesse James on January 1, 2006, 05:17 PM
DD,

I just feel it's political in its tone, as his comments with which you are judging his character (for whatever reason) are politically based...  He said something political, backed out on it or whatnot, yada yada yada, but I see where you're coming from too.  I'm just asking to basically drop it as it could raise someone's feelings (and not just about how much they like Johnny Depp personally  ;D ).

That's all though...  Politics online get messy, so I'm just asking for some caution is all, as calling him out for backtracking on statements he made (and political ones no doubt) is calling his character out but it's central to a political issue.  So once again I just stress that anything politics isn't cool here, even that, but it's not a huge deal and doesn't need to be I believe.  I'm simply saying please don't.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert - 11/15
Post by: CHEWIE on January 1, 2006, 05:20 PM
I'm pretty sure everyone here knows my political beliefs - anyone who wants to discuss it, feel free to PM me.   ;)

Back on the fodder discussion, I finally got a couple of Sahara figures.  Great custom fodder, I'm excited.

 :P
Title: Re: Fodder Alert - 11/15
Post by: Nirvana on January 1, 2006, 05:22 PM
I really want these. Badly want these. I'm almost finished with the book, and it's great, like most of Clive Cussler's novels. Was the movie any good?
Title: Re: Fodder Alert - 11/15
Post by: RichardTheBloody on January 1, 2006, 05:23 PM
Does anyone know of a 12 inch figure that either resembles, or was made specifically to look like brad pitt? I'm looking to make a custom figure for my girlfriend...she loves his character from Interview with the Vampire, Louis.


<also i posted this here to bring the thread sorta back on topic LOL>
Title: Re: Fodder Alert - 11/15
Post by: CHEWIE on January 1, 2006, 05:28 PM
Remember the movie "SEVEN" - there was a figure of him made for that - but it's expensive as hell and very rare I believe.

(http://dosan.skku.ac.kr/~sjkim/icons/Hobby/Figure/BradPitt(KOJUN)_S02.jpg)

And here's a link to a custom head of him you can buy on ebay - might be your best bet!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6005838780&category=348

 :P
Title: Re: Fodder Alert - 11/15
Post by: BrentS on January 1, 2006, 05:38 PM
I really want these. Badly want these. I'm almost finished with the book, and it's great, like most of Clive Cussler's novels. Was the movie any good?
I picked these up over the holidays too - I agree with the original post, I thought they would make good senators or background characters.  Their arm joints are a little funny and they may be a bit short. 
Title: Re: Fodder Alert - 11/15
Post by: CHEWIE on January 1, 2006, 06:02 PM
Those Sahara figures also could make for good Tatooine peasants.

 :P
Title: Re: Fodder Alert - 11/15
Post by: Jesse James on January 1, 2006, 06:06 PM
That or any good background character really.  I noticed that the Tatooine garb isn't restricted to Tatooine, so I think they're great fodder for almost any planet's "common man".

The turbans maybe won't always fit in, though with a smuggler's outfit the headwraps could look really cool just as some different fashionable headwear "just because".  Maybe that's the norm on his planet, ya know?

Lots of possibilities with these figures though...  Their arm articulation though is a disappointment.  They don't swivel at the bicep as most XD figures have, thus they're not nearly as poseable as one would like them to be.  They are able to be worked with though, that's for certain.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert - 11/15
Post by: CHEWIE on January 1, 2006, 06:37 PM
I agree, those robes will work well for tons of differnet planets.  Not just Tatooine.

I already started working on one of the turbans in modifying it a lot for a custom.  Hope to get it done soon.  It requires some sculpting though, and I detest doing that.

 :P
Title: Re: Fodder Alert - 11/15
Post by: Darth Delicious on January 1, 2006, 07:55 PM
I picked up several of those Sahara figures as well, even though I haven't come up with any particular plan for them yet. I know they'll come in handy down the road.

If worse comes to worst, I'll just rip off whatever Chewie does.  ;D

-DD
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: findswoman on January 2, 2006, 01:32 PM
I realize I'm coming very late to this topic, but it's always great hearing abt new fodder finds, and these Sahara figures look like just the thing: generic Human faces, plus a body that could come in handy for just about anything in the SW universe.  In my opinion, that already is a big advantage over the XD military figures fomr a customizing standpoint, for while those have superb Human heads, the bodies are so obviously Earth military that it doesn't look like it would be easy to make them into anything very SW-ish.  I'd sort of been avoiding those for that reason, despite their great heads.  But I certainly own't avoid these Sahara guys if I see them!  Guess I just have to remember to look in the Hot Wheels section next time I'm at a WalMart...

... the Findswoman
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Jesse James on January 2, 2006, 06:08 PM
Where they are varies by store findswoman...  Sometimes its hotwheels, sometimes it's right alongside Star Wars, sometimes an endcap...  I hear all kinds of different spots.  The vehicles are rarely with the figures too which makes little sense at all.

I've also heard some stores clearancing them before they'd even been put onto the floor just because a shelf tag wasn't alotted to them on the plan-o-gram.  Now that'd be a great find if I ever stumbled upon tons of the XD figs for cheap.  And with 2 more confirmed lines on the way, this series is pretty hot as a collectible right now.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Fritzkrieg on January 2, 2006, 10:24 PM
I discovered Some Great new Fodder today in the Target Clearence  Section.
(http://www.collectiondx.net/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=14092&g2_serialNumber=3)
(http://www.collectiondx.net/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=14093&g2_serialNumber=3)
Some of these Dino warriors have Great pieces of removable Armor and the Dinosaur Esque Creatures they are Packed w/ would make Great star Wars Beast for Dioramas and Photo Novels.
Although this line is a smaller Scale than the Star Wars line the Villians of this line have Oversized Torsos and arms that work well w/ the 4" Scale.  I purchased One Today That Had a Removable Shoulder Pouldron, Forarm and Leg Armor, all Compatable w/ the 4" Scale.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Gregorbian on January 2, 2006, 10:26 PM
These are pretty cool, I've been looking at them since whenever they came out.  I'm pretty sure they sold horribly so I wouldn't expect to see any of these after they clearance out.
I was going to pick up a few sets to make some more beast-riders (like my clone mountie) or for the extra beasts, but I never got around to it.  Maybe now that they're on clearance I'll snag a few.
Do you remember how much they were on clearance for?
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: CHEWIE on January 2, 2006, 10:28 PM
It's hilarious how so many of us think about the same things here.  I've been eyeing those things for a few months now, waiting for them to go on clearance.  There are some ones with bigger creatures too, that originally retailed at $14.99.  Finally today I go by Target and check to see if they have any, and they are all sold out. 

 :P
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Darth Delicious on January 3, 2006, 06:32 PM
I've been watching those since day one too, knowing they'd hit clearance sooner or later. The creatures are great, and the armor would go well on some Gammoreans or the like. Great minds think alike.  ;D

-DD
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Gregorbian on January 3, 2006, 07:37 PM
It's weird, right before the clearances, my Target had pegs and pegs of those Dino-Riders things (it didn't look like they had sold a single one), but now that they've been putting stuff on clearance, my Target is cleaned out.  Very strange...
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Smartypants1635 on January 3, 2006, 07:43 PM
Hmmmmm interesting, very interesting i hav'nt seen 1 set of these at my local target ever since they came out :'( if i can get a hold of some of these it'll be great. 1 thing though are the heads compatible with 3 3/4 inch figures as well as thier arms and torso? ???
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Gregorbian on January 3, 2006, 07:47 PM
From what I recall, the heads and torsos would be fine 1:18th scale customs, the legs are very underscaled and the arms have limited articulation, so they might not be that useful.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Smartypants1635 on January 3, 2006, 08:03 PM
Articulation isn't always important  ;D. who knows i may just use the lower arms for a jedi or a senator  ;)
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: BrentS on January 3, 2006, 08:31 PM
I saw one of these at a Target today.  It was marked for $1.75.  I almost bought it but the lines were long and it wasn't one with a decent size figure (smaller body good guy)
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: CHEWIE on January 3, 2006, 09:49 PM
I hope to be able to hit a Target out in the ghetto tomorrow.   They always seem to have some oddball stuff like this in stock, and I might even find some ROTS clearance stuff there.

 :P
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Famine on January 4, 2006, 12:25 AM
I hope to be able to hit a Target out in the ghetto tomorrow.

Bring a gun and keep your windows rolled up.

Kevin
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Darth Delicious on January 4, 2006, 03:00 AM
I came across a single dino figure today for three bucks...but they did have 4 oversized wing ties marked down to $20!! Of course, I snapped them up.

I'm going to do the same as Chewie and check the ghetto (or here in So. Cal, the Barrio) Targets and see if I can score some more. I want the big dinos for mounts.

Kay-Bee carries these as well, so if they're getting blown out, I'm sure they'll end up there in bulk.

-DD
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Jesse James on January 4, 2006, 03:14 AM
I've looked and looked for TIE's and came up empty so far, that was a good deal.  I was hoping to get another myself but to no avail.
Title: saga figs
Post by: Smartypants1635 on January 10, 2006, 04:36 PM
how soon do you think all of the new saga figures will all be out like all 7 waves
 ???
Title: Re: saga figs
Post by: Joe on January 10, 2006, 04:44 PM
a good year.Maybe a little less or a little more....but around that.
Title: Re: saga figs
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 10, 2006, 04:45 PM
I guarantee they will all be out somewhere in the world by December 31, 2006.
Title: Re: saga figs
Post by: CHEWIE on January 10, 2006, 04:45 PM
Is this a customizing question?   ;)

I think it will be probably November of 2006 and they will all have been released.

 :P

Title: Re: saga figs
Post by: Joe on January 10, 2006, 04:49 PM
no this isn't a customizing question....moderator moving poweres activate...wait I don't have them.......yet..
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Smartypants1635 on January 10, 2006, 05:04 PM
actualy yes it is i needed to know becasue KB toys just ran out of obiwan pilots online.

i was planning on useing these to create my jedi and sith for my photonovels that i want to do eventualy.and the sora bulq is stuck in a action pose so he is out of the question in SA jedi bodies and until coruscant comes out and i cna see the Anakin or the naboo and i see the OBi wan :'(
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Joe on January 10, 2006, 05:34 PM
has someone been doing some colisigiugting?    AHHH big words hurt my head.....(by the way how it "it" spelled..)
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: findswoman on January 10, 2006, 05:59 PM
has someone been doing some colisigiugting?    AHHH big words hurt my head.....(by the way how it "it" spelled..)

Has someone been doing some who?!  Big, nonexistent words hurt my my head...  ;)

... the Findswoman
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Jeff on January 10, 2006, 11:02 PM
has someone been doing some colisigiugting?    AHHH big words hurt my head.....(by the way how it "it" spelled..)

Is the correct answer "consolidating"?   ???

As in, "Has someone been doing some consolidating in this thread?"

If so, then the answer is "Yes, I did do some consolidating in here."
Title: I Can't Wait to get my Hands on this Fodder!!!
Post by: Fritzkrieg on January 12, 2006, 10:41 PM
Check Out these 4" Terminator Figs.
 (http://www.palisadestoys.com/features/Terminator/T2_Photos/t800_03.jpg)
 (http://www.palisadestoys.com/features/Terminator/T2_Photos/sarahcon_03.jpg)
 (http://www.palisadestoys.com/features/Terminator/T2_Photos/fighter.jpg)
 (http://www.palisadestoys.com/features/Terminator/T2_Photos/t1000.jpg)
Title: Re: I Can't Wait to get my Hands on this Fodder!!!
Post by: RichardTheBloody on January 12, 2006, 10:42 PM
Check Out these 4" Terminator Figs.
 (http://www.palisadestoys.com/features/Terminator/T2_Photos/t800_03.jpg)
 (http://www.palisadestoys.com/features/Terminator/T2_Photos/sarahcon_03.jpg)
 (http://www.palisadestoys.com/features/Terminator/T2_Photos/fighter.jpg)
 (http://www.palisadestoys.com/features/Terminator/T2_Photos/t1000.jpg)


Hmm, minor alterations to the head and you got some Magna droids there
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: BrentS on January 12, 2006, 10:43 PM
Where are you finding the Terminators??
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Jesse James on January 13, 2006, 12:35 AM
Better than that, you have a perfect base for the Phase 1 Darktrooper from Dark Forces.  Add a shield/blade to one arm, and really that's it in a nutshell.  The Empire's turn to a droid military that could outperform any from the galaxy far far away.

Count me in on this fodder.  I love the resistance fighter though he seems out of place in a way.  Wish they'd done a couple more of them.  Too bad they can't (I've heard) do a regular Arnie too...  Just the butchered one.  Supposedly likeness issues and crap. :(
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: CHEWIE on January 13, 2006, 02:24 AM
I'm guessing these will be in 2-packs like the Army of Darkness ones?  At aBout $15.00 retail?

The best to me is the resistance fighter - what a great sculpt for custom Star Wars troops.

Thanks for the heads up Fritz!

 :P
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Darth Delicious on January 13, 2006, 08:29 PM
Unfortunately these will never see the light of day. Palisades didn't get enough pre-orders to justify making these, and went out of business just after the first of the year.

-DD
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Smartypants1635 on January 13, 2006, 08:40 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO that was like darth vaders only not retarded :P
 that sucks that they  went out of buisiness i really would have liked to have a few terminators for some dark troops  :'(
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: CHEWIE on January 14, 2006, 02:19 AM
I thought they were for sale at some websites?  Maybe they might get some in...

 :P
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Darth Delicious on January 14, 2006, 01:42 PM
From what I heard a certain number of packages samples exist, but no actual production run. At the end Palisades was hurting so bad and had made so many product overruns that they ended up blowing out for nothing, that they never started production until they had enough pre-orders to justify it.

Trust me, you can rifle through the dumpster outside of Palisades and find all the unsold Palz, Crittaz and Freakables you could want. They made a lot of BAD product decisions.

It's disappointing, because I was looking forward to these for custom fodder, and was also looking forward to their Aqua Teen Hunger Force line.

If packaged versions exist, they'll probably show up on toyrocket or bluedottoyz or one of those toy companies that does buy-outs.

-DD
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Fritzkrieg on February 9, 2006, 09:50 AM
I 'm a huge Woverine Fan, and picked up the Newest Stealth Woverine from the X-Men Line. He come with a set of Night-Vision Goggles wich looks a little hokie on him but it looks pretty sweet on my Sneak Preview Wookie. I'll post pics of my new Stealth Attack Wookie Soon.

Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Darth Delicious on February 9, 2006, 12:08 PM
Just to follow up on the Palisades closure: I found out yesterday if it's not in stores now, it doesn't exist. No Sesame Street, Terminator, Aqua Teen...nothing. The molds were made but no toys were ever produced.  :(


-DD
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: CHEWIE on February 9, 2006, 12:11 PM
I guess it's always possible that since the molds are there, some other company pay purchase them?

 :P
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Darth_Ennis on February 9, 2006, 12:27 PM
AS ashamed of myself as I am about it. I was actually looking forward to the Sesame Street figs. ITs one of those things that I always wanted as a kid. I would have bought them on principal alone. Kind of like the Mach 5 and Speed Racer figs from several years ago.

Ahh.. to dream of what could have been. :'(
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Darth Delicious on February 10, 2006, 06:39 PM
I would have bought the Seasme Street figures too. Nostalgia.

The company that bought Palisades and now owns the molds makes prop replicas and has stated that they are not looking to get into the action figure market; however, although they have the molds, my understanding is that the licenses do not transfer, so I don't think we're going to get these anytime soon.

-DD
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Fritzkrieg on February 12, 2006, 10:17 PM
Big Lots has GI JOE figs really cheap. I found the last assortment of Venom vs Valor figs in 2 packs at Big Lots today. Since the VvsV are sold 2 figs per pacakge they were really 4 packs and they were only $5.99. 4 figs for six bucks is a great deal in my book. I never pass up a chance for some cheap fodder.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Jesse James on February 14, 2006, 12:07 AM
Remember any of the specific characters you found by chance Fritz?  I gotta make a trip to Big Lots I guess.  Fortunately they're all over aorund here.  I wish they'd get SW surplus in. :)
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Fritzkrieg on February 14, 2006, 01:25 AM
Snake Eyes, Gung Ho, Over Kill, Bomb Strike, Cobra Slash?, Viper, Cobra Commander, Duke, Link, Croc Master... At least those are the ones I can think of off hte top of my head.

Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Jesse James on February 14, 2006, 01:27 AM
Couple there I could use, so thanks for the heads up Fritz, gotta get my butt to the store now I guess. :)
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Commander_Miseria on February 14, 2006, 01:35 AM
I've yet to find a G.I. Joe figure i could use fodder wise. I am gunna use the Mini gun from a Roadblock figure though.  :P
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Jesse James on February 14, 2006, 01:38 AM
I tend to pass the figures onto someone who wants them but their gear I find lots of uses for.

Though for mini-guns I'm gonna be lookin' for that Clone battlepack. :)
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: In Rem on February 14, 2006, 02:13 AM
Though for mini-guns I'm gonna be lookin' for that Clone battlepack. :)

I'm almost certain the minigun in the Clone Battlepack is the very same one that comes with Roadblock.

http://www.yojoe.com/action/03/roadblock9.shtml
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Jesse James on February 14, 2006, 02:52 AM
that's a good eye In-Rem, it does look the same and not surprising given Hasbro likes to cheap it up as much as possible on those packs.  I was sorta surprised it seemed new, so maybe it's just more brand re-use of molds across the company.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Gregorbian on February 16, 2006, 10:11 PM
Has anybody picked this up yet?
(http://i23.ebayimg.com/01/i/05/fd/cf/72_1.JPG)
I have been wanting to pick it up for a while, but I haven't seen it in stores yet.
The dimensions are:
9.75" x 9.5" x 3.75"

I think that it might be a bit smaller than 1:18th scale, but it would be decently close.  For $10 - $15, it would definitely be cheaper than  a hasbro version.
What do you guys think?
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Jesse James on February 16, 2006, 10:29 PM
It's way underscaled.  Dimensions posted for it online before it shipped were either wrong totally or were for the packaging as opposed to the model itself, but the model is I think either 1/32 scale or so from what I've heard of those who bought and built it.

I had a story on the front page when it first surfaced because I did measurements on the given dimensions online for the model and compared them with the actual dimensions of the vehicle (if it existed of course) and it matched to almost exactly 1/18 scale or, more or less, Star Wars 3.75" figure scale...  SW figures "scale" varies because nobody's keeping track at Hasbro.  ;D

But yeah, the Corp. Alliance tank is way undersized, believe me I was hoping beyond hope it was what I thought at first.  Unfortunately it's nowhere close.  It's actually closer to the SW Miniatures Battles game if I'm not mistaken, but maybe a bit large for that.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Ithorian Clergy on February 16, 2006, 10:34 PM
Has anybody picked this up yet?
(http://i23.ebayimg.com/01/i/05/fd/cf/72_1.JPG)
I have been wanting to pick it up for a while, but I haven't seen it in stores yet.
The dimensions are:
9.75" x 9.5" x 3.75"

I think that it might be a bit smaller than 1:18th scale, but it would be decently close.  For $10 - $15, it would definitely be cheaper than  a hasbro version.
What do you guys think?

Scroll halfway down:

linky (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=10813.0)
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Gregorbian on February 16, 2006, 10:36 PM
It's way underscaled.  ...

But yeah, the Corp. Alliance tank is way undersized, believe me I was hoping beyond hope it was what I thought at first.  Unfortunately it's nowhere close.  It's actually closer to the SW Miniatures Battles game if I'm not mistaken, but maybe a bit large for that.

 :'(  :'(  :'(
So close, yet so far  :-\
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Spectre on February 16, 2006, 11:44 PM
It's way underscaled. 

But there's no reason it couldn't be a "dwarf" Tank Droid....

We have already seen Dwarf Spider Droids ;)
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Jesse James on February 21, 2006, 04:13 AM
The difference there is they have an entirely new build/construction...  The Crab Droids supposedly come in a variety of sizes from Small, Medium, and Large and have no physical differences...  The Crab Droid is pretty simplistic in design though compared to like the Dwarf Spider Droid compared to its big (BIG) brother.  The simpler design lends itself to believability then that you can get Crab Droids in all 3 sizes then... 

The thing that would get me about the Corp. Alliance tank Droid model being used then is that because of it's design I'm not sure it'd look right just "smaller".  It could be modified to look more believable though with some thought and a little work...  Different guns, maybe a reworking of the stabilizer treads on the sides... 

or perhaps it could be some kind of personal Droid Commander charriot?  They were riding them into battle on Kashyyyk, so maybe....
Title: Army Of Darkness fodder
Post by: Joe on February 21, 2006, 02:26 PM
I was going through Suncoast video and I realized that they had the army of Darkness figures that Fritz uses....so I had to get one...nad they were on sale for 4 dollars!Just wanted to give people the heds-up that (well I think at all) at Suncoast the army of darkness figures are on sale.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: CHEWIE on February 21, 2006, 03:24 PM
Yep, Suncoast are a great place to get these, I originally paid $14.99 for several of those 2-pks.  But yeah you can get them for a good price now if you can find them.

 :P
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Joe on February 21, 2006, 08:59 PM
Yea,I was going online to see if I could get a army builder...I was stunned that it was 15 dollars!...amazing what a sale can do...(and this "sale" has been going on for a few weeks now.)
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: BrentS on March 16, 2006, 10:03 AM
I picked a new Joe figure at Toys R Us last night.  I'm not a Joe guy so I don't remember his name but it looks like a new figure line.  I'm pretty sure it had a red/white/blue strip on the cardback.  Sort of looked like a throwback to vintage type packaging. 

I tried to find a picture to post but no success (I didn't try that hard  ;) )

Anyway, it was a decent headsculpt and the right scale.  I thought Hasbro had abandoned the 3.75" scale for Joe figures?!?! 

Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Jesse James on March 17, 2006, 06:14 AM
I've heard some rumor that the line has done well enough through Hasbro directly that TRU has asked to carry it.  There's figures I'd buy if I saw them but not pay shipping I know.  I've seen 3-packs and singles I've wanted to pick up just because they're such great throwbacks. :)
Title: Re: Fodder Alert! - Marauder Series 2
Post by: Nirvana on March 18, 2006, 10:01 PM
For all you guys who need some high-quality rifles to supply your troops, Marauder Inc's Series 2 weapons are now available. Great new set. He has a nice variation between modern rifles and sci-fi weapons.  He is the master at accurate weapons.
Marauder (http://marauderinc.com)
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Smartypants1635 on March 19, 2006, 09:45 AM
Plus Maurader inc. has the SPECTRE SEAL OF APPROVAL.  :P
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Spectre on March 19, 2006, 11:02 PM
Plus Maurader inc. has the SPECTRE SEAL OF APPROVAL.  :P

And I don't give those out to just anyone ;)
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Famine on March 20, 2006, 12:51 AM
Plus Maurader inc. has the SPECTRE SEAL OF APPROVAL.  :P

And I don't give those out to just anyone ;)

Isn't that the truth. I offered him a 10 spot, and he wouldn't bite. :-[

Kevin
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: BrentS on March 21, 2006, 10:13 AM
I was on morning toy run and my wal-mart had some new 21st Centrury XD action figures.  Some nice neutral head sculpts with some good accessories.  I picked up two figures - one with interchangeable heads and another with a cool removable trenchcoat.  Both figures look like they've got some nice potential.  They also had an Asian soldier which looked pretty cool.  I haven't seen many Asian head sculpts on the 3-3/4 scale.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Nirvana on March 21, 2006, 03:21 PM
Darn, I'll bet those are the Battle of the Bulge figs. I only saw them once, but passed on them and now my WalMart is bone-dry of XD.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Jesse James on March 23, 2006, 03:58 AM
Just so you guys know, there's an assload of 21st's figures out there...  I'll break down some of it off the top of my head...

-1st series WW2 Europe Infantry (non-removable helmets, though the heads can be used for customs if you're creative.  Helmets come off but leave a gap/holes in the heads and they're misshapen.  Some just need a little hair sculpting).

-2nd Series Vietnam...  On the Nam figures, the Cong and NVA troops don't have removable headgear.  The U.S. troops do have removable headgear.  The Nam series isn't as easy to come by though, and some figures are flat out a pain to find.  A Navy SEAL has a bandana, there's a number of others.

-3rd Series U.S. and German Paratroops...  There's probably the most and best headsculpts in this series.  A number of grimacing faces, but there's some fantastic neutral headsculpts for both sides.  There's like 6 or 7 figures of both nationalities.

-4th Series Battle of the Bulge/Ardennes...  Fewer headsculpts, but all are neutral.

-Sub-Series Pilots...  They packaged pilots from the planes individually.  The leather flight caps aren't removable though.

-Sub-Series Patton...  General George Patton in 3 flavors with his pit bull terrier.  Same head on all 3 figures.

-5th Series US Marines (Pacific Theater, repainted 3 times but no new heads)....  Lots of headsculpts.  Some more neutral than others.  Some very neutral, some really exagerated.  Lots of variety.

-6th Series Japanese Infantry...  Again a mix of neutral, semi-neutral, and flat out exagerrated headsculpts.  All Asian of course, which is positive for variety.

-7th Series Battle of the Bulge (Series 2)...  They just started shipping.  These are probably what you got BrentS as they're including interchangeable heads, torsoes...  They're probably the best ever.  I haven't picked them up yet and I so desperately want these figures in droves. :(  They have a U.S. Rifleman in trenchcoat, awesome.

Anyway, that's 21st's line-up...  That also doesn't include NEW pilots like the Jet Fighter pilot, and some of the others.  There's German and US drivers for different vehicles too...  And that doesn't even get into what BBI puts out.  From BBI SWAT (older though) onto BBI's foray into World War 2 figures.  There's a lot of headsculpts available between these two companies.

Oh and I forgot Sahara figures too which I see more...  Good civilian bodies/robes there.

There's more coming too...  They're far from done. :)
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Darth_Ennis on March 23, 2006, 10:48 AM
I picked up a couple of the battle of the bulge figs a couple of weeks ago. The german in the great coat is one of the best of the bunch. Im using his coat for a special project Im working on he should be finished by the weekend. There are lots of variety in these, but for some reason they go so fast around here Im lucky i snagged them when I did.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Jesse James on March 24, 2006, 04:38 AM
There's pretty strong collecting market for those figures...  Plus those companies actually listen to, talk to, and deal with their consumer base and EMBRACE etailers...  Tack that onto them having limited brick & mortar retail support (Target doesn't carry them, TRU carries BBI but dumped 21st because of pressure from special interest groups and WM carries 21st but not BBI, and you have limited outlets to pick stuff up really).

Around me, they're backing up with certain things...  Battle of the Bulge never showed here heavily so I had a tough time tracking much down and never got all I wanted.  They repainted the Germans too and I only got one of them. :(  Never got the grey tankers or the Autumn Tankers.  I'm bummed.

Now my area's backing up with a wave I forgot plus the Japanese Infantry...  They repainted the Paratroopers and re-arranged the headsculpts to make Operation Market Garden U.S. Paratroopers.  It's a lesser-known part of World War two but if you wanna see a great movie about it watch "A Bridge Too Far".  Star-studded, well acted, historically accurate in many ways, and tells the sad facts of a sad story really.

Anyway, those and the Japanese are backing up here on top of the USMC figures which we got in droves.

I WISH I could find Battle of the Bulge.  It's my favorite battle and general piece of the war, and the figures are the best in my opinion.  I'd say the BotB line's best are as good as Hasbro's best basic figures like SA Clones... 

They're awesome fodder, but if you wind up with left-over parts of 21st C. figures because you only wanted the head or whatnot, PM ME HERE! :)  I can use those parts for my actual 1:18 military habit.  ;)
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Fritzkrieg on March 24, 2006, 06:23 AM
The 2nd Wave of the Battle of the Bulge figs, are hitting heavily around my neck of the woods, S. FL. The've really kicked it up a notch w/ these figs. They've added extra heads arms, and over coats. It't like getting 2 figures in one. 21st Century Toys has really catered to Military 1:18 Scale Customizers, something Hasbro Should look into.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Commander_Miseria on March 24, 2006, 03:55 PM
actually haven't seen any battle of the bulge figures, but found some market garden figures that were packaged similar to the marines of the XD line. Some of the heads looked very promising, but naturally there were a few "surprised" and "sad" looking duds.

I thought this was very promising for my photonovel/ clone army though.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y82/TheMurderWeapon/Vehicles/IMG_0816.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y82/TheMurderWeapon/Vehicles/IMG_0817.jpg)

for $9 i think i'll invest in another one. And probably some of their other vehicles. A lot of them seem to have a lot of potential once you take off all the over kill machine guns and missle launchers  :P
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Darth_Ennis on March 24, 2006, 04:04 PM
I have that tank.  ;D So youre the guy that bought the other one.  ;) But mine is an older release, I used it for my Oktober Guard figs back when I was still collecting Joes. I havent seen that particular color scheme though. Is that a custom job?

There is also an excellent river boat for the C.O.R.P.S. line that was a companion peice to that tank. Except for the gaudy baby blue color it definately has some nice potential as well. I half thought about getting it for a S.E.A.L. team but never actually got around to it.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Commander_Miseria on March 24, 2006, 04:19 PM
this one is the new version. they seemed to have packaged them differently because i saw earlier. The newer version has this paint scheme, and doesnt come with a figure like the other version.
I also saw the river boat and automatically thought of the gunboat cody is on in the beginning of Labyrinth of Evil, but ultimately thought it was more important to give my clones an armored punch  :P
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Darth_Ennis on March 24, 2006, 04:25 PM
You know I never thought about that. I really like that book, you just may have given me an idea. :P
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Commander_Miseria on March 24, 2006, 04:29 PM
NO MINE!  >:(

just kidding go for it man  ;D. I also considered just doing labyrinth of evil for my photonovel. For the people that didnt read it and don't truley know its awesomeness  :P
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: BrentS on March 24, 2006, 08:54 PM
I'm definitely more of a fan of these 21st century figs.  The new battle of the bulge are great b/c of the extra accessories.  I may be picking up a few more.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Fritzkrieg on April 5, 2006, 03:08 PM
These are a little OT, but They are the Same Scale as 3 3/4 Star Wars Fig. and They look Sweet in Your What if Dioramas. Give the Predator a Few Sta Wars Artifacts, Like a Light Saber or Stromtrooper Helmet on his Trophy wall and Wala! You've got a Great Fan Fic Custom. These are Japanese Vending Machine Prizes, They Come Disasembled but, Once assembled they are Super Articulated and the Detail in the Paint Aps. Is Amazing. These Cost About $20 Bucks from my Local Comic Shop. But. for the Quality I think it's worth It. The Only Draw Back is that they Are Blind Packaged. I Got Lucky and Scored two of the Better
Figures in the Assortment.
Here are Some Pics.
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d124/Fritzkrieg/Fodder1.jpg)
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d124/Fritzkrieg/Fodder2.jpg)(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d124/Fritzkrieg/Fodder3.jpg)
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d124/Fritzkrieg/Fodder4.jpg)
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Gregorbian on April 5, 2006, 03:57 PM
Are these the "Hot Toys" smaller scale figures?

They look a lot like the Microman versions, but still seem very detailed... I might have to find some of them.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Jedi_Master_Ben on April 5, 2006, 06:11 PM
OK, who's got them, where do we go pay for them, what does the container look like, what old lady do I need to run over to get these? ;D ;D ;D


All kidding a side, these lookl to cool. If only Hasbro sculpted the well. They did a toy line back in the '90s that no where look as good as those. And these are considered prizes from a vending machine, like you see at wal-marts (with crappy toys)? I need to move to Japan, who'w with me. ;D ;D ;D

Great find there, budy!!!

Jedi_Master_Ben
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Joe on April 5, 2006, 10:12 PM
ooo ooo I'm with you...time to go to japan...*packs bags* ...now only if I knew japanese...
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: CHEWIE on April 5, 2006, 10:16 PM
actually haven't seen any battle of the bulge figures, but found some market garden figures that were packaged similar to the marines of the XD line. Some of the heads looked very promising, but naturally there were a few "surprised" and "sad" looking duds.

I thought this was very promising for my photonovel/ clone army though.

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y82/TheMurderWeapon/Vehicles/IMG_0816.jpg)

(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y82/TheMurderWeapon/Vehicles/IMG_0817.jpg)

for $9 i think i'll invest in another one. And probably some of their other vehicles. A lot of them seem to have a lot of potential once you take off all the over kill machine guns and missle launchers  :P


Hot damn, I can see a lot of possiblities with those.  Can't wait to see what you make!

 :P
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Jesse James on April 7, 2006, 02:17 AM
I have a full set of the first series...  They're quite nice figures.

The Hot Toyz Aliens Vs. Predator figures are "Snap Kit" figures.  In Asia, you can pick these up while at the check-out at the store I guess...  Like beside candy bars.

Anyway, they're blind packaged (in the first series at least), and what you got was just simply luck of the draw.  There's a number of chase figures, and I happened tog et a chase Alien in my case I ordered. 

The figures come in pieces, and you have to put them together.  It's fairly simple however you do need to heat them or they're prone to breaking.  They are nicely scaled to the SW figure's basic line...  Pretty spiffy overall.

The sculpting and detailing is unmatched by other Predator lines, though I think the MicroMan ones have cooler accessories, and probably more sturdy accessories.

The Hot Toyz figs are a little prone to falling udner their weight.  They're articulated with ball/socket joints EVERYWHERE which makes them fragile but they're really fun, I mean it's tough to describe how poseable they are and yet it's really well hidden.  The Predators even have little necklaces of skulls you can remove.  I have a Predator in my Cantina grabbing a drink and having a fight picked with him by Djas Puhr. :)  Bad move on Djas's part.

The Wave 1 figures included a number of somewhat "Basic" Predators and one cast in transluscent/clear plastic.  That one is to be using their see-through camoflauge from the movies remember?  Pretty neat idea, no? :)  I wound up with like an extra Scar instead of a chase Predator, but I got a blood red chase alien...  I also got 2 warrior aliens, a grid alien, and a transluscent alien.  There's an alien with a white brain too, dunno what that one's deal is but it's an Asian exclusive.  The Eldar Predator was the chase Predator but he is also regular release in the Wave 2 set (Fritz's is the Eldar Predator).

The Wave 2 set is different...  They may still be blindpacked, I'm not sure, but I do know that they EACH come with ONE piece to a massive Queen Alien figure.  You buy the set, you get the queen...  Unfortunately, not everyting in Wave 2 is "great".  Like one figure is just a facehugger egg pod, and another is an open egg pod...  Not much to it but that, and that blows if you ask me.

I want Wave 2 to get the queen.  You can get these for $10-ish a figure too, not $20, which is still pricey but worth it I think.  Check around and you can find them cheaper.  I got some for $7-$8 at one point to build a little army.

For the curious as to why I wanted these, if anyone is curious, I used to play Jedi Knight (Dark Forces 2) avidly on my computer.  The game was great, and at the time it had a VERY active editing community online...  Editors for games are people who take PC games and make new levels, new characters, new items, etc., and basically make the game fresh and new.  A lot of GREAT custom levels by editors are out there for the original Jedi Knight game... 

One level by one of the best editors out there is basically a whole long level in itself that is a cross-over Story of the "Aliens" universe with Star Wars.  In it the Empire has captured and isolated Aliens from the film Alien(s) in a research center...  The Rebels think it's biotechnology being created for the war, so they send an agent ala Kyle Katarn (may be Kyle, I forget now how the editor designed the story exactly) to infiltrate the bas eand obtain data.  In the process though he unleashes the aliens and the base goes to hell.

The editor made aliens for in the game, they're just like in the movie...  The level's amazingly professional in its looks and design, it's a BIG level too, it's very fun and the way he uses the effects and tools available to him, it's even scary as it should be.  Aliens go after stormtroopers, stormies ignore you tos ave themselves,it's great.

I got my AvP figs then to do some crossover customizing/scenes at some point.  The Hot Toyz figures are simply perfect for that if you ask me then. :)
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Jedi_Master_Ben on April 7, 2006, 08:31 AM
Hey guys,

I was looking arround for these Alien vs Predator figure kits that Fritzkrieg had posted. I found an online store where you can preorder a case. Here it is:

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=509

I also notice that Hot Toyz makes the ones that Fritzkrieg showed  us  but Kotobukiya makes the other set that come with the picest to make the queen. Check it out. This could make an interesting photonovel with the crossing of the two movies. I can see it now, General Quinlan Vos and  Commander Faie are on a search and destroy mission trying to locate General Grievous. They encounter a seperatist outpost that seems to be abbandond. Little do they know what lies down below. ;D

I thought you guys would like to know. If some of us get a case and get the figures they want, the extras could be offered to the rest of the group for sale or trade. I am willing if some of you are. Just my two cents.

Jedi_Master_Ben
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Quazar on April 7, 2006, 01:01 PM
^^ On that link, are they the "snap-kit keychains???"

Looks great!  I think I saw these in a comic store once, but that was a while ago....
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Master_Phruby on April 7, 2006, 03:34 PM
TRU has started to stock direct to distributer new regular size GI Joes again. They have the three pack that includes Agent Courtney Krieger, Hannibal reborn and Spirit iron knife.  Krieger would be fantastic for a Mara Jade or Admiral Daala.

(http://www.yojoe.com/action/05/cardedimages/comicpackdd16.jpg)

They also have the GI Jane from the Viper Lockdown set.

(http://yojoe.com/action/06/cardedimages/viperlockdown_pkg_front.jpg)
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Fritzkrieg on April 7, 2006, 10:04 PM
These are a little OT, but They are the Same Scale as 3 3/4 Star Wars Fig. and They look Sweet in Your What if Dioramas. Give the Predator a Few Sta Wars Artifacts, Like a Light Saber or Stromtrooper Helmet on his Trophy wall and Wala! You've got a Great Fan Fic Custom. These are Japanese Vending Machine Prizes, They Come Disasembled but, Once assembled they are Super Articulated and the Detail in the Paint Aps. Is Amazing. These Cost About $20 Bucks from my Local Comic Shop. But. for the Quality I think it's worth It. The Only Draw Back is that they Are Blind Packaged. I Got Lucky and Scored two of the Better
Figures in the Assortment.
Here are Some Pics.
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d124/Fritzkrieg/Fodder1.jpg)
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d124/Fritzkrieg/Fodder2.jpg)(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d124/Fritzkrieg/Fodder3.jpg)
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d124/Fritzkrieg/Fodder4.jpg)


I found These Kits Fairly Cheap on Ebay. This Seller also lets you pick the Kits you Want. Here's a Link:
AVP Snap-Kits (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6046518359&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1)
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: BrentS on April 8, 2006, 01:29 PM
TRU has started to stock direct to distributer new regular size GI Joes again. They have the three pack that includes Agent Courtney Krieger, Hannibal reborn and Spirit iron knife.  Krieger would be fantastic for a Mara Jade or Admiral Daala.

(http://www.yojoe.com/action/05/cardedimages/comicpackdd16.jpg)


I found this set at TRU also so I picked it up.  I like all three of the head molds on that one.  Some decent sword accessories too. 

I think that Iron-Knife might work well for Vos.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Gregorbian on April 8, 2006, 02:39 PM
I found These Kits Fairly Cheap on Ebay. This Seller also lets you pick the Kits you Want. Here's a Link:
AVP Snap-Kits (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6046518359&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1)

I found these sets the other day too.  I recommend e-mailing the seller if you are going to order from him.  I ordered 5 pieces for $45 shipped ($7 a piece plus $10 shipping).  I'm a little suspicious about the fact that these are supposed to be blind-packed but he lets us pick which on we want, but I'll let everybody know how it went after I receive them.  The seller was very quick in his responses to my e-mails, so that was reassuring.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Fritzkrieg on April 9, 2006, 07:47 PM
Here's a Great piece for all of you Photo Novel Enthusiast. I Got This King Kong Skull Island Playset on Clearence for $5 at Walmart. This will be one of the Environments in My Photo Novel Series.It Beats adding the Images Digitaly. I should have the First Chapter Ready Soon, Im just waiting on Some Fodder I need for some of the Characters.
Skull Island (Photo Novel Set)
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d124/Fritzkrieg/skull7.jpg)
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d124/Fritzkrieg/skull9.jpg)
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d124/Fritzkrieg/skull8.jpg)
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d124/Fritzkrieg/skull6.jpg)(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d124/Fritzkrieg/skull5.jpg)
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d124/Fritzkrieg/skull4.jpg)(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d124/Fritzkrieg/skull3.jpg)
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d124/Fritzkrieg/skull2.jpg)(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d124/Fritzkrieg/skll1.jpg)
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: CHEWIE on April 9, 2006, 07:58 PM
Awesome!!!!!  Thanks for the pics Fritz!  Somewhere a while back I opened a thread on this playset, hoping it would work for Star Wars.  I never bought it though and once I saw it in person I thought it would be underscaled... man was I wrong!  Great pics that thing is HUGE!  Can't wait to see your photonovel too.   :)

 :)
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: BrentS on April 9, 2006, 07:59 PM
Here's a Great piece for all of you Photo Novel Enthusiast. I Got This King Kong Skull Island Playset on Clearence for $5 at Walmart. This will be one of the Environments in My Photo Novel Series.It Beats adding the Images Digitaly. I should have the First Chapter Ready Soon, Im just waiting on Some Fodder I need for some of the Characters.
Skull Island (Photo Novel Set)

I've seen some of the King Kong stuff but I thought it was all undersized.  This set seems like a pretty decent scale.  Nice find for five bucks.
Title: New Fodder On the Horrizon
Post by: Fritzkrieg on April 23, 2006, 12:17 AM
I Know These Pics are Really Obscure They Were the Best I Could Find), But they Are of the New 4" Colonial Marine and Alien Snap-Kits (That Were Supose to Be Produced in 2005). Hopefully We'll See them This Year.
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d124/Fritzkrieg/ColonialMarines4.jpg)(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d124/Fritzkrieg/ColonialMarines3.jpg)
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d124/Fritzkrieg/ColonialMarines2.jpg)
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d124/Fritzkrieg/ColonialMarines.jpg)
Title: Picked This up at the Comic Shop Today
Post by: Fritzkrieg on April 26, 2006, 09:21 PM
So Many Sci-Fi Designs have been Influenced By Star Wars, that Many of them Can Be Incorporated Back into the Star Wars Universe w/ Little or No Alteration at all. This RoboCop ED-209 Kotobukia Figure is Pretty Much a Rip from the AT-ST Walkers Seen In Star Wars. I Slapped a Couple of Imperial Insignias On Him, And Instantly I've Got a Cool Looking Imperial War Droid to use in my Dioramas and Photo Novels. I did'nt even need to alter the Paint. He Already comes in TIE Fighter Gray.
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d124/Fritzkrieg/Impwardroid.jpg)
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d124/Fritzkrieg/Impwardroid2.jpg)(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d124/Fritzkrieg/Impwardroid3.jpg)
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d124/Fritzkrieg/Impwardroid4.jpg)(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d124/Fritzkrieg/Impwardroid5.jpg)
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d124/Fritzkrieg/Impwardroid6.jpg)
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: RichardTheBloody on April 26, 2006, 09:24 PM
AWESOME!!!! TIE Droid Walkers! Let's see ewoks take THOSE out! :D

Anyone got marshmallows for the furry bonfire? :D:D:D:D:D:D
Title: New Fodder Coming
Post by: CHEWIE on May 2, 2006, 01:48 AM
I'm sure you guys have seen the Superhero Showdown figures, I've found a few are good for customs and saw pics of Series 3 and 4 coming soon -

(http://www.toybiz.com/2006/72836GrnGob1_thmb_lg.jpg)

(http://www.toybiz.com/2006/72837_thmb_lg.jpg)

(http://www.toybiz.com/2006/72839_thmb_lg.jpg)

(http://www.toybiz.com/2006/72840_thmb_lg.jpg)

(http://www.toybiz.com/2006/72842_thmb_lg.jpg)

(http://www.toybiz.com/2006/72846_thmb_lg.jpg)

(http://www.toybiz.com/2006/72848_thmb_lg.jpg)

(http://www.toybiz.com/2006/72849_thmb_lg.jpg)

(http://www.toybiz.com/2006/72851_thmb_lg.jpg)

(http://www.toybiz.com/2006/72852_thmb_lg.jpg)

 :)
Title: Re: New Fodder Coming
Post by: stormtripper on May 2, 2006, 01:56 AM
I have a few of these and would like to get copies of woverines head, anyone game to make casts and molds?
I have the punisher, black spidey and captain america as well but the bezerker wolvirine is the best by far.
Title: Re: New Fodder Coming
Post by: Kit Fisto on May 2, 2006, 05:50 AM
I have a few of these and would like to get copies of woverines head, anyone game to make casts and molds?
I have the punisher, black spidey and captain america as well but the bezerker wolvirine is the best by far.

I'm willing to make a gew casts but I don't have the SHS wolverine... Can you provide it?
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: BrentS on May 2, 2006, 11:52 AM
I've used Punisher and Hulk from this line in customs.  I've also thought about using Dr. Doom.  Some of these new ones look like they'll be good fodder.  However, the biggest problem I've see with these figures is their joint structure is so different than Hasbro SW figures.  It takes some creativity :)



Also, I just caught wind of a series of Pirates of the Carribean 2 figures that are supposed to be on the 4" scale.  Looked through some photos at amazon and there are some pieces that might be decent fodder.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Kit Fisto on May 3, 2006, 05:56 AM
I found These Kits Fairly Cheap on Ebay. This Seller also lets you pick the Kits you Want. Here's a Link:
AVP Snap-Kits (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6046518359&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1)

I found these sets the other day too.  I recommend e-mailing the seller if you are going to order from him.  I ordered 5 pieces for $45 shipped ($7 a piece plus $10 shipping).  I'm a little suspicious about the fact that these are supposed to be blind-packed but he lets us pick which on we want, but I'll let everybody know how it went after I receive them.  The seller was very quick in his responses to my e-mails, so that was reassuring.

Just to let you guys know, I also ordered a set from this ebayer and it arrived today. He's good for it. He provides you with the fig you want. It comes boxed but the box has been opened to check what figure is in it.

Awesoe product and superb sculpting but you know that by now ;)
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Jayson on May 19, 2006, 01:22 PM
While toy hunting today, I was looking at the Pirates of the Caribbean figures and noticed that the Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) figure's head would make a pretty decent young Qui-Gon if anyone were so inclined to make one.

Just a tip.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Jesse James on May 20, 2006, 01:13 AM
To keep the Aliens Vs. Predator Snap-Kit theme of fodder running too, there's some majorly great news I'd talked about in the Other Toys section here for the past month or so.

The Hot Toyz line is expanding with a 3rd series now of "Aliens" Snap Kit figures.  The Aliens are resculpted and there's 6 new versions.  Alien A, B, C, and then each has a subsequent "battle damaged" variation of itself, so really there's 6 unique Aliens coming.  These Aliens don't have the canine-shaped legs on them, but rather they have the more human looking legs classic from the "Aliens" film.

The real news though...  Marines and Ripley.  Drake, Apone, Hicks, and Ripley to be exact.  Where the other really main players are, I do not know, but this series seems to be doing well for HT.  The line also appears to be revamping articulation at least on the humans to be hopefully a bit more sturdy and versatile.  Judging by photos anyway, the humans have what appears to basically be a ball/socket elbow joint on a pin-swivel.  It looks more strong and stabile to me.

These should be really great fodder, and really they should just be great collectibles too, as the S1 Aliens Vs. Predator figures are top-notch.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: BrentS on May 23, 2006, 03:55 PM
I finally found Elizabeth Swan from the Pirates of the Carribean line yesterday.  Also while I was at Toys R Us I saw this X-Men vehicle:

(http://images.entertainmentearth.com//AUTOIMAGES/TB70852lg.jpg)

and thought with a nice coat of silver paint it could pass for a Naboo Starship.  The scale is wrong but the smooth lines looked right. 

If it ever goes on clearance I might pick it up.  It was only $20 so I might buy it anyway wven thought I don't collect X-men.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: RichardTheBloody on May 23, 2006, 04:11 PM
I finally found Elizabeth Swan from the Pirates of the Carribean line yesterday.  Also while I was at Toys R Us I saw this X-Men vehicle:

(http://images.entertainmentearth.com//AUTOIMAGES/TB70852lg.jpg)

and thought with a nice coat of silver paint it could pass for a Naboo Starship.  The scale is wrong but the smooth lines looked right. 

If it ever goes on clearance I might pick it up.  It was only $20 so I might buy it anyway wven thought I don't collect X-men.

It looks better than that Naboo Cruiser Padme flew to Mustafar in, even if it DOES look like it's got a bit of X-Wing in its DNA. It would look sweet if you painted it silver. You could also make a big Imperial Shuttle-style fin on the top of it between the ailerons, and you could have an Imperial Gunboat (mainly from the EU and Games, basically an Imperial answer to the Y-Wing)
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Darth_Ennis on May 24, 2006, 04:39 PM
I stopped over at my local TRU and there ae a whole slew of new BBi figs. There is one with a beard and hat that would make an excellent Booster Terrik. I think there are about 5 in the line. I cant grab any pics right now but I just thought Id throw this out.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Jesse James on May 25, 2006, 01:14 AM
(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/5250/1000085small9cb.jpg)

It's blurry because i don't feel like digging for better right now, but the new figures are the 4 modern ones.  The two WW2 figures are from a wave ago but resurfacing alongside these moderns...  For most into this line they're still sparsley shipping as they're brand new.

There is a:
-US Special Forces: Afghanistan (the bearded guy w/ballcap)...  The figure lacks wrist joints and a removable hat, oh and no working holster.  Beyond that he's not too shabby.

-US Sniper...  He's the guy in the shrug (Guille Suit(sp?))...  Nicely articulated, interesting accessories for possible customs.  I've got him and only the back and helmet come off, not the arms/legs portions of the camo-ing.

-US Navy SEAL...  Best figure of the wave... Again though, no working holster.  Lots of other useful stuff for a diver figure though and whatnot.

-US Night STalker...  Chopper pilot, has laptop and whatnot, but again lacks wrist articulation for no real reason, no working holster.  Good figure though for the most part.

The WW2 figures both feature full articulation and removable headgear.  They also each come with a "heavy weapon" of some sort.  One with a Bazooka and I think the other had a Bazooka as well but now I forget and it's all clumped together so he maybe had a mortar. 

All new headsculpts on all of them too btw.  A little "older" but not bad.  The WW2 guys should've had really young sculpts IMO though.

Anyway, these are just showing up now so your luck finding them will vary.  Only one TRU in my area got one case in as far as I have been able to find...  Good luck.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Fritzkrieg on May 25, 2006, 06:59 AM
I finally Got Some Better Pics of the aliens Snap-Kits
(http://ca.geocities.com/serpant999b@rogers.com/ALIENSSK2.jpg)
(http://hobbyworld.aoshima-bk.co.jp/g_library2/HTT/HTT06051701b.jpg)
(http://hobbyworld.aoshima-bk.co.jp/g_library2/HTT/HTT06051701c.jpg)
(http://hobbyworld.aoshima-bk.co.jp/g_library2/HTT/HTT06051701e.jpg)

Pretty Sweet ;D
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Gregorbian on May 25, 2006, 10:02 PM
Thanks for the clearer pics Fritz!  Those figures look amazing!  I hope they get decent US Distribution (at least through my local comic shops...)

Darth_Ennis - I picked up some of those BBi figures about a month or so ago.  I really like the WW2 figures, they are much better than the 21st Century Toys figures from walmart. 
I did not like the bearded/bare arms guy.  His arms are molded in green and the paint on mine chipped horribly.  Pretty lame.  Also, as Jesse mentioned, the hat is molded on.   >:(
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: BrentS on June 9, 2006, 01:12 PM
I picked up a Dragonball Z action figure at Toys R Us today.  I was Hunting for the Hunt for Grievous and came up dry.  With the right head, there are some good possibilities.  It seems to be articulated very similar to the Micromen.

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000CIWYX6.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Smartypants1635 on June 9, 2006, 03:22 PM
I can't beleive no one has posted Goodtogocustoms.com.
This site is great, they have 3 seperate stores for different things and the SW stuff is coming very soon, This includes SW compatible parts and helmets, gear bandoliers, etc. Great place, and with individual parts at like a buck a piece its great. I am gonna blow like 50 bucks on parts as soon as the SW store opens.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Darth_Ennis on June 9, 2006, 03:32 PM
Good to go is a nice site, If a little Joe centric. The only problem is everything that I wanted is out of stock. Perhaps when the SW stuff comes it will be different. Im not taking anything away from them at all its a great customiser website once they get a little more stock in I wont need to go anywhere else.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Smartypants1635 on June 9, 2006, 03:53 PM
I know, :D did you check out Alayosha's corner. He has some great human sculpts, and man he has alot of gear. Those guys are the best.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Darth_Ennis on June 9, 2006, 04:26 PM
Aloysha does some outstanding work, hes certainly come a long way since I know him on the old YoJoe.com boards. I didn;t know he had his own section on there.. I really need to check that out.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Darth_Deastron on June 9, 2006, 05:55 PM
You know, Those Cheap Big Lots figures make great fodder too.  I made a custom bounty hunter just plain out of that.

(Pic of bounty hunter)

(http://www.thesithempire.net/forums/index.php?act=Attach&type=post&id=16)
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Smartypants1635 on June 9, 2006, 06:16 PM
I'm pretty sure those are Chap Mei figures D_D.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: In Rem on June 11, 2006, 11:18 PM
I thought we'd see news of Mace's Squadron in the Fodder Alert thread sooner than this!

http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/6-06/macesquad.jpg

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/6-06/macesquad.jpg)

There's no way this will be the only time we see the airborne mold, but I suspect this set will still sell better than most just b/c of the new Clone.

And the custom possibilities.... ooooooooooh. :)
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: CHEWIE on June 28, 2006, 02:58 PM
(http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/images/products/out/large/HAS11900.jpg)

Call me crazy but I think when this comes out, it will be great for making a custom binary loadlifter droid.

 :)
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: BrentS on June 28, 2006, 03:31 PM
Chewie, what line is that one from?
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Nicklab on June 28, 2006, 03:35 PM
Grabbed what may be some decent diorama fodder over the weekend.  Got some of the Alien VS Predator sets with the intent of using the set pieces for a Yavin IV duel scene.  The blister carded pieces were on clearance for $7.98 each, but the real score was the Birth of the Hybrid box set for a whopping $.98!
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: roron corobb on June 28, 2006, 07:13 PM
Chewie,
What is that? What size it that stuff? I think I found my engine for my swoop. Cool find.
roron corobb
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: PenDragon on June 28, 2006, 10:23 PM
(http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/images/products/out/large/HAS11900.jpg)

Call me crazy but I think when this comes out, it will be great for making a custom binary loadlifter droid.

 :)

Hope you got one preordered, Chewie! Nice catch!

Looks like the new GI Joe SIGMA 6 stuff...... sold out in pre-orders at BigBad.... what scale is that in again? 2.5" figures?

Still, looks like some really cool vehicles. I'd LOVE to see them do this in 1:18 (3.75") scale! ;D:

(http://images.entertainmentearth.com/%5CAUTOIMAGES%5CHJ62167lg.jpg)
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: roron corobb on June 28, 2006, 11:11 PM
That stuff is Sigma 6 line of smaller scale? Looks awesome. I might have to see if I can get some of that and come upi with in customs.
roron corobb
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Darth_Ennis on June 29, 2006, 12:10 AM



Quote

Still, looks like some really cool vehicles. I'd LOVE to see them do this in 1:18 (3.75") scale! ;D:
Quote

You mean like G.I.Joes are supposed to be. ;) ;D What the hell were they smoking when they decided to dump the 3 3/4 line in favor of an 8 in line in the first place. ???

And then dump the 8 in line a year later in favor of a 2 1/2 in line? ??? ???

It doesnt make any damn sense at all.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: roron corobb on June 29, 2006, 01:15 AM



Quote

Still, looks like some really cool vehicles. I'd LOVE to see them do this in 1:18 (3.75") scale! ;D:
Quote

You mean like G.I.Joes are supposed to be. ;) ;D What the hell were they smoking when they decided to dump the 3 3/4 line in favor of an 8 in line in the first place. ???

And then dump the 8 in line a year later in favor of a 2 1/2 in line? ??? ???

It doesnt make any damn sense at all.

I can't agree more. I would if they plan to do some of these items in the 3 3/4th line?
roron corobb
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: CommanderKorbra on June 29, 2006, 08:49 AM
Sheesh they need to just stick with the 1/18 scale line. Does anyone else have the problem when when you go to a walmart all you find is the 8 inch guys but when you got to TRU they've got the 1/18 scale guys? Is that common? Wish they'd distribute everything to all the stores lol.

So yea, Chewie I think you could turn that one robot into a loadlifter. I'd like to see it if you do.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: PenDragon on June 29, 2006, 10:24 AM
...Does anyone else have the problem when when you go to a walmart all you find is the 8 inch guys but when you got to TRU they've got the 1/18 scale guys?

Yup, same thing here.

Is that common? Wish they'd distribute everything to all the stores lol.

Me too. Unfortunately, it looks like it's not the big H's fault. I think it's what the stores ask for.  :P
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: jedipurge on June 29, 2006, 11:44 AM
Nicklab-where did you find those hybrid sets at?
Chewie those ARE great and i'd love to see what you or anyboby else can do with these.   I saw these on toynewsi.com and they have another one this size that would be kind of cool to make as a Grevious SUPER BATTLE SUIT or something as it somewhat looked like the wheelbike without the wheel.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: CloneCommander1 on June 29, 2006, 11:28 PM
Awsome fodder CHEWIE, it reminds me of a load lifter in the ROTS visual dictionary.  I might just have to make that.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Nicklab on June 30, 2006, 09:11 AM
Nicklab-where did you find those hybrid sets at?

Toys R Us.  They seem to be going pretty fast though.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 30, 2006, 04:07 PM
Does anyone know where I can get one of these? This is a Doctor Who alien.

(http://i1.ebayimg.com/05/i/07/82/ba/33_1_b.JPG)
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: BrentS on June 30, 2006, 04:48 PM
Sorry Phruby, first I've seen of him but I now want one too :)
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Jesse James on June 30, 2006, 08:20 PM
That's 3.75" scale Paul?

Wow, that's pretty nice looking fodder if it's the case. 
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Spectre on July 1, 2006, 01:40 AM
The modern Doctor Who line is more like 5" or 6"

There was a 3 3/4" line back in the late 80's/early 90's but they were rather lackluster looking.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Joerhyno on July 9, 2006, 06:36 PM
just wanted to give a heads up, some of those 2.5" Sigma 6 figs and vehicles are invading TRUs right about now... not the mech in the Pic chewie showed, but another one that comes with Destro:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v172/JoeRhyno/Sigma%206/DestroMech.jpg)
also, there's a dune buggy and a boat, and then there's some figure packs.. just wanted to give the ol' heads up!
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Jesse James on July 9, 2006, 07:07 PM
I like that one a lot...  Love the tank droid mortar thing too, I can use both honestly so that's a pick-up for me it seems.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Fritzkrieg on July 10, 2006, 11:44 PM
I received my Aliens Snap Kits today. The detail of these kits is amazing. Hot Toys really did these right. They even did multiple paint aps on the weapon and accessories. I decided to diversify my Colonial Marines with a few head swaps. Now I just need another Tumbler so I can make these guys a kick ass vehicle. LMK what you think.

(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d124/Fritzkrieg/CMS.jpg)

(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d124/Fritzkrieg/CMS2.jpg)
Nice Kit
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d124/Fritzkrieg/CMS3.jpg)

The Aliens
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d124/Fritzkrieg/CMS4.jpg)
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: ThePerennial on July 10, 2006, 11:55 PM
can you describe what the joints are like, Fritz? Would some of them be compatible with star wars figures, and if so, which ones? I know that it looks as if the thighs have GI Joe-like articulation, so it's a no-go for the thighs, am I right? Also, the knee joints look for awesome fodder for bounty hunters and such so I'm interested in those mainly.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Jesse James on July 11, 2006, 12:04 AM
Fritz, can you give some detailed reviews on them...  Sturdiness, features like sheaths and holsters, plastic quality, etc., etc., etc...

I'm still not up to ordering these or S2 yet, but getting closer.  I have to get past this month's vacation and Toy Show before I'll have financial footing to get snap kit cases, but god I want both! :)
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Fritzkrieg on July 11, 2006, 12:34 AM
Guys, these are much sturdier than the previous kits. The articulation is still mainly barbell joints, which work much like the Ball socket joints. It is also better hidden this time around. The knee joints are very similar to the new articulation Hasbro is using on its Star Wars figs. The detailing is nothing short of amazing. Think 300th Fett only better. I did warm up my parts before assembling just as a precaution. The first kits I snaped together cold w/out problems but after reading that Jesse had broken his, I thought  better to proceed with caution on these. The Shot Gun Holster that comes w/ Hicks is a little weird and comes apart too easily but its extra so it doesn't bother me much. The Gun Straps are removable and can be positioned differently depending on if the figure is using the weapon or if it's strapped over the shoulder. This poses a slight problem, because the Straps come off too easily. On the Marines I'd say the Good outweighs the bad. The Aliens However are not as asteticly appealing in my opinion. I think this is mainly do to the fact that they are based on the Alien Rubber suit Costumes used the the "Aliens" movie. I prefer the ones based on the CG Aliens in "AVP". But that's just my personal preference. If I had a choice to go back in time when I placed this preorder, I would have gotten More Marines instead of the Aliens. Although the Aliens are much sturdier than the 1st 2 waves.
So, My final verdict is, Buy the Marines. If you want Aliens get them from the 1st two sets and skip these.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Joerhyno on July 11, 2006, 03:03 AM
Fritz.. you need a GI Joe RHINO ;)
http://www.generalsjoes.com/reviews/2005/vehicles/rhino.html
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Jesse James on July 11, 2006, 04:33 PM
This is all dandy news Fritz, thanks man. 

After this month I'm hoping to get a case of this wave and Wave 2...  Plus perhaps some extra Marines.

Do any of those pics show the Marines without their helmets on? 

This is great stuff...  Me I'm gonna stick with the Aliens from this wave actually.  I liked the humanish look fo the Aliens in Aliens, and the sturdiness will help my decision too.  The S1 and S2 do have a habit of falling over though they are definitely less human looking with the canine legs and all.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Fritzkrieg on July 26, 2006, 07:27 PM
Ok, who didn't think of using this POTC deluxe set for an Ewok Pantry ;)
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d124/Fritzkrieg/Diiner.jpg)
Fritzkrieg
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: BrentS on July 26, 2006, 07:40 PM
I'll admit, Fritz.  I bought one of those deluxe sets too but I have a different plan in mind.  It may be revealed in a photonovel :)
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Jesse James on July 27, 2006, 02:57 AM
Now that is funny stuff right there...  :)  What set is that Fritz?  Like can you expand the shot?  I don't recognize all the tree base and things. 

I've thought of buying that old wheel house playset to dirty up for a WW2 diorama and when I saw Series 2 Pirates figures there is some great fodder on the way...  That's fantastic stuff though.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Quazar on July 27, 2006, 06:11 AM
Fritz,

Where did you buy those great Marines?  Please do tell....

Jesse, what figure are going to be in the second wave of POTC figures?

Please let me know and direct me to any websites with pics!

Thanks, guys.....

Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: jedipurge on August 11, 2006, 03:01 PM
http://animenewsi.net/g/index.php?mode=view&album=Conventions%2F2006%2FSDCC%2FYamato&pic=DSC06589.JPG&dispsize=800&start=32


sorry not sure how to post pics, but it's on animaenews.net under the sdcc pics.  the scoopdogs look like the figs that can go inside are 3.75.  be intresting to have a stormie/clone battlesuit.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: jedipurge on August 11, 2006, 03:05 PM
http://animenewsi.net/g/index.php?mode=view&album=Conventions%2F2006%2FSDCC%2FYamato&pic=DSC06585.JPG&dispsize=800&start=32


http://animenewsi.net/g/index.php?mode=view&album=Conventions%2F2006%2FSDCC%2FYamato&pic=DSC06586.JPG&dispsize=800&start=32

http://animenewsi.net/g/index.php?mode=view&album=Conventions%2F2006%2FSDCC%2FYamato&pic=DSC06587.JPG&dispsize=800&start=32

http://animenewsi.net/g/index.php?mode=view&album=Conventions%2F2006%2FSDCC%2FYamato&pic=DSC06583.JPG&dispsize=800&start=32


here's a couple extra links.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Joerhyno on August 13, 2006, 12:42 PM
aren't they like $200 though? THat's some pretty expensive fodder, lol.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Ryan on August 14, 2006, 03:59 AM
sorry not sure how to post pics, but it's on animaenews.net under the sdcc pics. the scoopdogs look like the figs that can go inside are 3.75. be intresting to have a stormie/clone battlesuit.

It says they are 1:12 on the tags there so unfortunately they are going to be a bit too big.

BTW, to post pictures you just need to find the url for the picture you want to post, you can get it by right clicking on the picture and going to properties, and then copy that into your post and put the image tags around it, so for example here's what it would look like, just remove the spaces inside the brackets: [ img ]http://animenewsi.net/g/albums/Conventions/2006/SDCC/Yamato/DSC06589.JPG[ /img ]

By removing the spaces you'll get your picture:

(http://animenewsi.net/g/albums/Conventions/2006/SDCC/Yamato/DSC06589.JPG)
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Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Jesse James on August 15, 2006, 02:18 AM
Those do look damn spiffy though...  Nice stuff.

For the record, the Series 2 Zizzle POTC2 figures were found at retail by HunterofthePegs (from our forums here) so they're out there...  Some better fodder is in this wave so keep your eyes opened on your toy hunts.

Also I'm hearing Power Team Elite is showing up at Big Lots including their bunkbed/locker sets which are awesome.  If you're in the vicinity of one it's maybe a good time to look.  I'm gonna try to check a couple tomorrow.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Straxus on August 15, 2006, 03:12 AM
Does anyone know of any cheap figures out there with diving equipment and/or flame thrower accessories? Also any fodder out there that has long tubes on them? Mainly looking for something with decent length of tube (ribbed...yes I know it sounds bad) to mold/cast for custom pilot figures. I was hoping The Corp figures had something that matched, but not having much luck.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Fritzkrieg on August 15, 2006, 07:21 AM
Try the Chap Mei figs from big lots. I picked up a few Combat Divers there. I also found a Larger scale Space figure there with lots of rubber ribbed tubeing, perfect for TIE pilot customs.

I'll post some pics soon.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Straxus on August 15, 2006, 03:11 PM
Hmmm now to actually get to a Big Lots... hopefully this weekend.
Thanks for the info!
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Jesse James on August 15, 2006, 09:48 PM
So I stopped by Big Lots tonight...

TONS of Power Team Elite figures...  They had figure 4-packs, 2-packs with gear/accessories, mid-sized vehicles (littlebird, dune buggy, etc.), and other items.  They, best of all, had an assload of the bunk sets which never had been out at retail.  They're awesome.

Straxus, there was also Navy SEAL Diver sets, the best figure set of PTE, for $4...  There's a breathing pack in that.

Tons of great stuff though...  I hope some of the bigger sets show though like the old headquarters playset, the Tank, the Blackhawk, and also this awesome bridge playset that really looks like it has potential.  Great items overall.  I love these bunk sets though, they're great dio set pieces if you want 'em.

Check it out guys if you've got a local Big Lots.  Mine turned out to be a goldmine tonight.  the figures are decent base fodder too...  I'll probably be selling some of mine if anyone's interested (for cheap of course).
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Straxus on August 16, 2006, 02:20 AM
Thanks for the info!  ;D
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: JediSpyke on August 16, 2006, 11:19 AM

This may not be exactly fodder, but have y'all seen the $5 sized Ben-10 figures? The four armed guy & little grey guy would fit right into any SW scene. There are other figures that may work also, depending on your taste.  There's also a dog type of creature that would make a good beast.

Spyke

Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: BrentS on August 16, 2006, 01:10 PM
I have seen those and I've been eyeing them.  Haven't made the plunge to buy one yet though.  Too many SW items still on my list...
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Darth Depressis on August 16, 2006, 09:55 PM
does anyone know where i can get atleast twenty DEADITEs ? ebay dosen't have anyone selling army builders? i''m very interested in this will buy.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Straxus on August 18, 2006, 12:39 PM
I think I saw some with the other "Army of Darkness" figures over at smalljoes.com
Title: New POTC 3 Preview figures
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 14, 2006, 12:42 PM
I came across the two new POTC 3 preview figures last night at target. The Elizabeth Swan figure is fantastic fodder for a new Mara Jade or any other female EU figure. She wears a Japanese Kamino dress and her hair is in a ponytail. This figure is definately worth picking up for fodder. The Asian pirate is also a great figure for background EU fodder. I'm trying to find a picture of these figures on the web. I havn't found one yet.
Title: Re: New POTC 3 Preview figures
Post by: PenDragon on December 14, 2006, 01:38 PM
Ooo! Thanks for the heads up, MP!
Title: Re: New POTC 3 Preview figures
Post by: Darth_Ennis on December 14, 2006, 04:27 PM
PICS!!! PICS!!!! I havent even heard about these.
Title: Re: New POTC 3 Preview figures
Post by: Greg on December 14, 2006, 04:53 PM
I believe pictures of these were on eBay a few weeks ago... perhaps you should start your search there.

PICS...

Elizabeth Swann
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Pirates-Caribbean-Singapore-Swann-w-coin-MOC-VHTF_W0QQitemZ130058393850QQihZ003QQcategoryZ142335QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotohosting

Singapore Pirate
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Pirates-Caribbean-Singapore-Pirate-Tai-Huang-coin_W0QQitemZ130058880963QQihZ003QQcategoryZ142335QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem#ebayphotohosting

I hope those work... 
Title: Re: New POTC 3 Preview figures
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 14, 2006, 05:17 PM
Thanks. Here is the picture.

(http://i16.ebayimg.com/02/i/000/7e/7a/1279_1.JPG)(http://i16.ebayimg.com/06/i/000/7e/c1/6bcb_1.JPG)
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Jesse James on December 14, 2006, 07:07 PM
I merged it up with the Fodder thread...  Those figures showed up on Ebay a couple weeks ago actually and I kept thinking how cool the rice hats were for Star Wars customs.  Those sort of traditional Earth-y looks can translate really well to Star Wars worlds at times.  That hat style was on Ki-Adi Mundi in some comic series, wasn't it? 

Very cool stuff and a generic female headsculpt that well sculpted is as welcome as it gets in this scale anymore.  :-\
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 14, 2006, 07:57 PM
Here is a shot of Swan without her acessories.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/swan1.jpg)(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v308/phruby/swan2.jpg)
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Jesse James on December 14, 2006, 08:03 PM
Very cool shot...  She's definitely fodder worth having. 

I've been debating picking up the cannibal for some Amanin fodder bits, but there's no question I need this new figure.  Is her robe she has useful too?  It looked like it might be something nice to have extra.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Master_Phruby on December 14, 2006, 10:13 PM
I think the robe would be useful. It would make a great flight jacket for some alien. You saw what I did with the cannibal? These POTC figures are really nice fodder.

(http://mysite.verizon.net/res0h93r/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/twilikwarrior.jpg)
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: DmG on December 17, 2006, 08:29 PM
for those of you in canada, Canadian Tire has POTC figs on sale for 4.49 ea.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Darth Depressis on December 21, 2006, 12:43 AM
i've seen the peg for these preview figs, but so far i guess they've been scalped...anywho for anyone seeking potc fodder at a good price i suggest the store "tuesday mourning". they got a ton of them for 2.99 each.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Jesse James on January 11, 2007, 05:27 AM
The 21st Cent. Toys 1:18 D-Day figures are out...  There's also some DAK (Afrika Korps) figures mixed in (only 2) for you Indiana Jones fans...

There's a couple great ball/socket headsculpts in there, and some modded older sculpts as well...  Lots of great gear too like D-Day assault vests and loads of extra arms, hands, heads, and heavy coats (open and closed).  Sachels, tools and other stuff are mixed in too.  Lots to love with these figures if you collect them but great fodder too of course.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: jedipurge on January 25, 2007, 01:36 PM
Checked out www.toynewsi.com and they have some pics of Scarlet, Duke, & Storm Shadow in new 3 3/4 line for the 25th Anniversary of GI Joe.  They're Super SA, but they're was no info on release, exclusivity, or price on them.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Darth_Ennis on January 25, 2007, 03:08 PM
Over on the Joe boards the word is that these are mass market releases.

They look Eff-ing sweet though, and I will be picking them up for my Joe collection.

So far, and keep in mind this is just speculation, the rumor is that they will be in the 7-10 dollar range.

Of course, there is also a r8umor that they might be released in 5 packs.

A total of 25 new sculpt joes are set to be released. Including a Baroness. They have been posting pics of the new figs at a rate of one per day since Monday.

This plus the 30th anniversary Star Wars figs equals a very poor year for me this year. ;D

Ill post more info on these as I find it.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Jesse James on January 26, 2007, 02:04 AM
You guys need to leave the customizing boards once in a while...  :)  There is more to the site and you're missing the news, haha!  Check our other toys section, there's more than 1 a day posted so far. ;)
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: CHEWIE on January 26, 2007, 03:27 AM
Over on the Joe boards the word is that these are mass market releases.

They look Eff-ing sweet though, and I will be picking them up for my Joe collection.

So far, and keep in mind this is just speculation, the rumor is that they will be in the 7-10 dollar range.

Of course, there is also a r8umor that they might be released in 5 packs.

A total of 25 new sculpt joes are set to be released. Including a Baroness. They have been posting pics of the new figs at a rate of one per day since Monday.

This plus the 30th anniversary Star Wars figs equals a very poor year for me this year. ;D

Ill post more info on these as I find it.

Cool, I saw the pics and these look by far to be the best Joes ever made.  Hasbro I think has done everything possible to kill the line over the years, and is FINALLY moving in the right direction based on what these figures look like.

What really is great is that not only do these harken back to the original (more realistic) designs from the early 80s, but they also seem to be using Star Wars figures as a template for how to construct the figures? 

I see some possiblities for some really good custom fodder there, as well as an urge to collect the damn things.  Yikes.

As for other parts of the forums/sites, I'm very well aware of them but am more interested in customizing, it's about 90% of my interest level in the hobby and that's probably not going to ever change.

 ;)
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Darth_Ennis on January 26, 2007, 10:05 AM
You guys need to leave the customizing boards once in a while...  :)  There is more to the site and you're missing the news, haha!  Check our other toys section, there's more than 1 a day posted so far. ;)

There are OTHER sections??? Where are these other sections you speak of? ;) ;D :P
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: jedipurge on January 26, 2007, 12:52 PM
You guys need to leave the customizing boards once in a while...  :)  There is more to the site and you're missing the news, haha!  Check our other toys section, there's more than 1 a day posted so far. ;)

There are OTHER sections??? Where are these other sections you speak of? ;) ;D :P

I leave the custom boards, but only to check the TOP FIVE HOTTIES topic.  ;D
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: PenDragon on January 26, 2007, 12:58 PM
OHHHHH NO!

NEVER              AGAIN.

Once, I left the fertile fields of the customizing section at RS and went out into the "other" sections over there.... What I found was astonishing. I discovered nothing but the worst of humanity - and a solid, chilling fear for our world's future! Oh, the horror! The inhabitance of that world were the most childish, asinine, & moronic group of sub-humans I'd ever 'met.'

I left that hell as soon as I could. And when I got back, I took solice in the soft blues & silvers of my homeland. I was relieved, complacent. Oh how I was thrilled to back - safe & sound in my little customizing community. Little did I understand the true scope of what I had done.

Only too late did I become aware of the consequences of my actions. You see, when I came back across, something came with me.... Slowly, at first, the minions of the 'other' lands oozed into the shadows of our threads. Then, in small numbers, they started posting. Here & there, they tested the waters. Poking, proding, they bushed buttons, and lit the smallest of flames. But eventually they grew braver. And then, one day, they were ready!

Certain that our community could be destroyed, they unleashed their greatest champion(s)! GreenDay101 was the first (and 2nd, and 4th...). Many fell to his truly insane brand of evil in those first few days. Many more followed. Eventually, he was repelled, but the land was never the same. We had hoped that the damage would heal itself. However his touch had poisoned the earth irreparably. The damage that he & his ilk had inflicted only festered over time.

Today, the RelmS are full of wandering, brainless comments that attack mindlessly on sight. Flames burn in every thread. War riddles the landscape, and Strife pollutes the atmosphere.

It is not safe there any longer. And it is my fault.

I will not let it happen again....

;) j/k - I'm sure it's better here  ;D
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Ruprecht on January 26, 2007, 10:03 PM
Hehe, are you talking about Melkor, or Sauron?
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Jesse James on January 27, 2007, 02:58 AM
Your king has returned though PenDragon...  He takes the form of DSJ (and his knights of JD)...

In short we don't take any **** around here and pounce on the baffoonery as fast as we can.  ;)  It's safe to leave your hobbit holes around here and join in with the grown-ups.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: JediSpyke on February 6, 2007, 03:53 PM

Hey guys,

Saw some new figures (new to me, anyway) over at WM at lunch. Both sets deal with motor cycle riders and seem to be better scaled and articulated than some of the earlier bikers. They were both in the hot wheels side of the isle but should be easy enough to find. They were priced the same as SW figures.

One that I almost picked up was a 'heavy rider' and had a mohawk and leathe gear. Would make a great bounty hunter/scum with just a bit of work on his chest.

Sorry, no pics....

Spyke
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: BrentS on February 9, 2007, 11:04 AM
I've seen this mohawk rider on clearance at Wal-Mart.  I just couldn't bring myself to still pay only $3 for just a head.  I probably should have gotten it anyway though.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Fritzkrieg on February 12, 2007, 09:15 PM
Looks like we'll be getting some new 3 3/4" fodder
(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d124/Fritzkrieg/Fodder.jpg)
Fritzkrieg
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Quazar on February 13, 2007, 06:31 AM
^Dude, what IS that figure?  Gotta post names, not just pics!!!  Is that the aforementioned biker figure or something???

Please help!

Hot damn, doesn't that guy look like Daniel Craig?  Bond customs, anyone???
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Jesse James on February 13, 2007, 07:04 AM
Yeah Fritz, you fig tease.  What's that from?  I'm in on that kind of fodder...  Looks like BBI sculpting style there but I dont' see BBI articulation.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: PenDragon on February 13, 2007, 08:27 AM
It's from Corgi? I guess? Here's a link:
http://www.galactichunter.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=40

And Yeah, I think it's him... As it seems to be from this move: http://www.goldencompassmovie.com/

(http://www.galactichunter.com/gallery/albums/toyfair2007/corgi/DSCN1209.JPG)
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: PenDragon on February 13, 2007, 08:49 AM
Hows this for a base for a temple at Illum dio?  (same line)

(http://www.galactichunter.com/gallery/albums/toyfair2007/corgi/DSCN1200.JPG)
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: jedipurge on February 13, 2007, 12:18 PM
www.toynewsi.com has pics of some new Sigma 6 vehicles.  They have a moddifed version of the walker that both Chewie & Fritz made customs of.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Jesse James on February 14, 2007, 02:29 AM
PenDragon, thanks for clearing that up.

Cool potential Hoth/Ilum playset fodder there...  Either seems like a good starting point once you ditch some of the details.  Pretty simplistic design too...  I never did get the Isle De Cruz playset for my XD military figures like I wanted but I'll live. ;)

The figures look to be pretty bland in terms of poseability but as far as random background fodder bits and good headsculpts, they look outstanding.  I'm curious about more of this toy line surfacing.  Glad there's something new entering the 3.75" market too besides what we've already got.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: CHEWIE on February 14, 2007, 02:37 AM
I'm totally going to make a Rhen Var mine out of that for a photonovel.

 :P
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Quazar on February 19, 2007, 03:15 AM
Yeah, I saw all the "Golden Compass" pictures at another website...Interesting stuff...Poseability doesn't seem to high, though, as mentioned.

There's also a figure based on Nicole Kidman, but it looks pretty lousy.  Thankfully, it was listed as "pending actor approval", so hopefully Nicole will make them resculpt a better head.

I'll definitely be making a James Bond custom with that awesome Daniel Craig head.

And, assuming Hasbro ever makes a good TPM Obi Wan and the Nicole Kidman head comes out, I'll finally be able to finish my "Moulin Rouge" custom series and diorama!  :D
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Paul on February 19, 2007, 10:24 PM
Ok, I saw these Golden Compass figures up close at Toy Fair...they are definately in scale.  I believe they intend to have more articulation than shown as well.

The poster they had for the figures showed 8 and showed articulation in the elbows and knees at least, possibly more.  We were very rushed at the Master Replicas booth and abandoned by our guide so we did not get any details.

Also of Note, besides that line there will be a 3 3/4 inch Harry Potter line too.  It was in a "No Photos" zone.  They had a House or maybe the Hogwarts playset, but it was nice looking too.  Not quite Star Wars, like the Golden Compass Snow Cave...also that Polar Bear they were using is in some of the Chap Mei sets, so I would guess those were mostly prototype things.

Sorry we couldn't get good info and photos at the show, but you don't want to get me started on that portion of the trip.

I'll look on my camera and see if I got any photos that haven't been uploaded, but I think Rob had the majority of photos from the MR/Corgi booth.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: speedermike on February 22, 2007, 07:37 AM
I guess the success that Pirates had in the 3 3/4 scale has helped other companies choose the same scale.  I alwys assumed that Star Wars was the exception, and that most companies found 7 inch (or so) figures to be a better sale.  It's nice to see "our" scale coming back though.  Who knows, maybe we will get that Indy Jones lines that covers all four films in 2008.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Paul on March 2, 2007, 02:46 PM
For the Diorama guys these are coming too...to help build up Endor...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/IMG_6974.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/IMG_6984.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/IMG_6973.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/IMG_6976.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/pmundheim/IMG_6981.jpg)



These are from Schleich and are going to available either now or soon.  They are 1:18-is in scale  The trees were all over their showroom at Toy Fair.  Even the Smurf section...
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: CHEWIE on March 2, 2007, 03:32 PM
Great pics, thanks for sharing them.  I've been eyeing this page on their website for couple months now...

http://www.schleich-s.de/cms_schleich/shop/index.php?partner=standard&lang=2&startnode=125&okat=50&mod=news&

Especially this tree -

(http://www.schleich-s.de/cms_schleich/cms_bilder/detail/30655.jpg)

Those would look great in a fan fiction Star Wars world.

 :P
Title: Tomart's latest guide features Harry Potter/excellent Star Wars fodder
Post by: UKHistory on June 12, 2007, 12:41 PM
If you have have a chance to check out the latest tomart action figure magazine, you will see excellent imagest of upcoming Harry Potter 3 3/4 actionf figures and playsets.

I didn't have a chance to take photographs but I encourage others to check it out.

30 figures compatable with Star Wars.  I don't know the characters but an older female witch/teacher and an old wizard/head master of the school certainly would make excellent Star wars customs.

A lot of younger male and female characters (Tenel Ka?) of various races for jedi, background humans whatever you want.  A really cool flying dragon/demon creature was there as well.

My personal favorite however was a building playset that could either be an enclosed building or be spread out to reveal the insides of a great hallway.  With its many windows it looked very much like the Theed Palace hall way.

The female figures included a soft goods skirt.  Impressive articulation and excellent sculpts.

The question is, will these items be sold in the States?  I sure hope so or at least be available on-line.

A Theed palace playset would be great for episode I figures.
Title: Re: Tomart's latest guide features Harry Potter/excellent Star Wars fodder
Post by: Ruprecht on June 12, 2007, 01:17 PM
Do they produce an online edition?  I'm too lazy to research it...
Title: Re: Tomart's latest guide features Harry Potter/excellent Star Wars fodder
Post by: bocrebjedi on June 14, 2007, 11:37 AM
Not sure about an online edition.  The figures looked great, there would be a lot of customizing potential.  Unfortunately, it said that the United States would not be getting this line, which is a shame, because it looks like the line would sell well in the United States.  Hopefully it does well and when the next movie comes out they will market it in the U.S.  If my scanner is working again, I'll try to post pictures later.
Title: Re: Tomart's latest guide features Harry Potter/excellent Star Wars fodder
Post by: Jesse James on June 14, 2007, 08:25 PM
Pics of these are floating around on the net somewhere...  Haven't seen the figures as much as I saw the playset, which had some nice furniture and things I'd have liked for military figures...  Bummer on them only shipping overseas, but that's the breaks.  Guess it'll be some pricey import fodder.
Title: Re: Tomart's latest guide features Harry Potter/excellent Star Wars fodder
Post by: CHEWIE on June 28, 2007, 11:48 AM
We were talking about this over at Yak some.  Not releasing these in the US?  That sucks, these look like  a line that would be supported by the US market.  I would love to see some of this stuff in person for potential custom playsets.

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51VKa4Yv%2BmL._SS500_.jpg)

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51bb3U4r0UL._SS500_.jpg)

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51X0lHhl8uL._SS500_.jpg)

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/41c8EvTiVbL._SS400_.jpg)

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/41VhaLWz4oL._SS400_.jpg)

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/41O9Mrj9G5L._SS400_.jpg)

(http://images.play.com/covers/3296653x.jpg)

(http://i4.ebayimg.com/06/i/000/a3/82/5625_1_b.JPG)

 :P

Title: Re: Tomart's latest guide features Harry Potter/excellent Star Wars fodder
Post by: UKHistory on June 28, 2007, 01:09 PM
Via ebay I picked up the first four:  Harry, Hermione, the red headed kid, and Gary Oldman.

Great facial sculpts.  Top knotch. 

The head pop off ala Captain Antilles and General Dodonna. 

Figures are sturdy but NO leg articulation and come with black stands with small peg.  Arms, waist and head moves. 

Magic wand accessory tiny and easily confused with a splinter of wood.  Does fit into their hands nicely though.

Looks like Entertainment earth is selling cases at a pricey point.

Would like to have the playsets possibly, the witch teacher and the wizard (great robes) are definite if gettable, the villains, and a few more of the classmates for heads. 

With legs unable to move, limited playability for kids so I can see why there is a limited US market. 

Title: Re: Tomart's latest guide features Harry Potter/excellent Star Wars fodder
Post by: CHEWIE on June 28, 2007, 01:31 PM
Ah, sounds like these are more like a 3-3/4 scale of McFarlane toys or something.

If you get a chance to post any pics of what you've got, please do!

 :P
Title: Re: Tomart's latest guide features Harry Potter/excellent Star Wars fodder
Post by: UKHistory on June 28, 2007, 04:45 PM
I will try although I am not very experienced with digital photography.

Gary Oldman's outfit reminds me of Sleazo guy selling deathsticks at the night club. 

I should also say of these figures that the torsos pop off from the waist.  The girl's legs rotate allowing for her feet to be pointed in different directions.  The legs don't bend or move.  Her skirt is plastic and is glude in place.  It is possible to remove it but like the Pirates of the Caribbean figures, the plastic material may rip.

And Chewie:  Can not wait for the next installment of the Enloe series.  I really enjoy all aspects of it. 

And the pictures of your child are great too.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: jedipurge on March 31, 2008, 11:30 AM
Stopped by TRU over the weekend and they had a couple of figures from Narnia that are 3 3/4 size some singles & a couple 2 packs.  The articulation is on par and maybe a slight better then POTC figures.  There was a Wolfman that was particulary cool, and would make for maybe a cool Shistivan Warrior-kinda like the other Wookies are bigger then Chewie.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: bocrebjedi on April 4, 2008, 05:31 PM
Got the latest issue of Tomarts this week.  No pictures, but a few little tidbits of info.  There will be a Heroes line of 3 3/4 figure (single card and boex sets).  Also, Playmates got the license back for Star Trek and plan on producing a 3 3/4 line as well.  This seems to be the scale for figures again.  Also, saw wave 2 of the Jakks 3 3/4 Wrestlers at a Wal-mart and TRU this past week.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: ctonra on April 6, 2008, 09:19 PM
Don't forget Hellboy 2  3 3/4 scale line coming this year
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Jesse James on April 7, 2008, 02:01 AM
Star Trek 3.75" figures?

Dear god no...   :'(
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: ctonra on April 7, 2008, 10:51 AM
Jesse
       Yeah, but the licence playmate has only covers the new movie and going foward, Dimond still has everything else
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: CHEWIE on April 7, 2008, 11:02 AM
It's cool how many toy lines are starting to explore the 3-3/4 scale again... I've always wondered why more toy lines didn't produce figures in this scale.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: bocrebjedi on April 30, 2008, 10:24 PM
Picked up some Indy figures today.  The nice thing is the Marion and Irina heads fit perfectly on the Juno/Deena head peg without alterations.  Easiest customs ever.  It's nice that the two lines are easily compatible.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: jedi_master_sal on May 1, 2008, 08:55 AM
Picked up some Indy figures today.  The nice thing is the Marion and Irina heads fit perfectly on the Juno/Deena head peg without alterations.  Easiest customs ever.  It's nice that the two lines are easily compatible.

Pics???
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: CHEWIE on May 1, 2008, 03:00 PM
Not too many other figures are compatible though - most of the male figures have very think neck posts on the Indy figures.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Jesse James on May 20, 2008, 01:31 AM
Golden Compass figures are being dumped at Big Lots for you who have Big Lots to check...  I dunno how far around the country those stores go, but they're kinda nice to have around here I've found, as far as customizing and cheap tools go anyway.

They didn't have a ton, but they did have a little of just about everything...  I got two of the main hero guy with goggles, 1 Sam Elliot, and 1 of the really big dude who I hadn't found yet.  They had the floating vehicle balloon thing for $15, figures were $4, and the big battling bears were $6...  They didn't have ALL the figures though, like only one Tartar warrior, none of the weird elf-like chick, and none of the main hero chick (Tom Cruise's ex-wife?).

The figures are pretty useful if you have good parts to go with them, and the gear's not bad at all for various items.

Not much in line for other fodder there right now, but there were a TON of Hot Wheels Speed Racer items dumped at the store I was at too.

Didn't take long for those to get shoved out of some store, eh?  Amazing what a movie flop can do.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Darth Depressis on May 20, 2008, 03:41 PM
i'm personally planning on getting the lil bruce wayne and batman that come with the batmobile. they appear to be the right size. that and bale would be a perfect Jacen Solo/Darth Caedus...anybody here see american psycho?
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Connyr-Cimter on May 22, 2008, 10:04 PM
Interested in picking up more of the Prince Caspian Figures - I have 1 Tyrus and the Articulation on it is spot on, and I love the fact he can give out a geordie kiss (headbutt), the sword is well mad as well, proper plastic unlike Hasbro's Star Wars weapons which are very much made of rubber/plastic.

Also looking forward to get my hands on the Harry Potter figures (its nice having your Mom Living in England at times), I wish the Dr Who figures were done in this scale as well (oh well you cant have everything).

Will be picking up the Star Trek figures, will make some interesting Star Wars Figures (I hope they do an Andorian and a Tellerite, also a few Klingons).

The Speed Racer Figures are really only any use for the heads, Spectre has done a nice figure with the Trixie Character.

Golden Compass and POTC are good figures and I need to get some of these, never did get any, but I wasnt building up my custom fodder then.

Hellboy and Heroes are looking cool, especially the Trenchcoated Hellboy.

I think 2009 will see the increase in the 3 3/4 line, it means kids can get more figures.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Ryan on October 16, 2008, 07:59 PM
I have yet to see it in person but it looks like the upcoming Comic Pack with Talon Karrde has some of the best SA sleeveless male arms out there. I may have to pick up a bunch of that comic pack, just for the arms. Nice SA arms, cast in fleshtone plastic so there is no need to worry about paint chipping? Count me in.  :)

(http://starwarsblog.starwars.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/talon_k.jpg)
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: CHEWIE on October 17, 2008, 01:36 AM
Yep, Darth Delicious just used those arms on a custom recently -

Quote from: DarthDelicious
Here's one I've been working on today while sick in bed.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/darthdelicious/CandrousOrdo.jpg)

It's Canderous Ordo, from Knights Of The Old Republic! It's mostly the new comic pack Talon Kaarde, with a new head and an old Solo vest. I still have some paint work to do to make this more accurate, as well as maybe finding another head...this one is okay as a stand-in, but doesn't look enough like Ron Pearlman for my tastes, who Canderous always sort of looked like to me...but there you go. I think I also overdid it on the beard stubble.

-DD

Definitetly some good fodder in that Thrawn/Karrde set.
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Jeff on February 19, 2014, 03:59 PM
Just a quick head's up - the Baron Fel & Ysanne Isard Rogue Squadron #29 Comic Pack (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS19683&id=JE-405087801) will be on sale TOMORROW, February 20th @ EE for just $8.50 if anyone is interested - good Imp fodder for customs!
Title: Re: Fodder Alert!
Post by: Jeff on September 4, 2014, 12:56 AM
It's back - they must have a ton of these left over at EE. :P

The Baron Fel & Ysanne Isard Rogue Squadron #29 Comic Pack (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HS19683&id=JE-405087801) will be on sale September 4th @ EE for just $7 if anyone is interested - good Imp fodder for customs!