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The Toy Collecting + Figure Photography Thread
7-Nov-21 11:33pm
#1
theJaw
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A thread for us forever-kids who dig this sort of thing to talk toys, figure photography, collections, etc. Show yours off, I wanna see em.

I'll post photos of a few of mine eventually but I bring this topic up because my buddy has a friend that works for Hasbro and is able to get some nice deals. For my birthday this past August, he pre-ordered me the Leonardo/Donatello TMNT+Power Rangers set coming in April and I think when I get my funds in order, I'm going to use his connection to snag the whole line. Look at these things:

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Friggin neat. I should preface this thread by saying I tend to lean toward nostalgic properties/toys and I'm not all that "in" on the figure collecting scene. There are just certain pieces that I need and this TMNT/Power Rangers mash up is like smashing two huge aspects of my 90s kid childhood into one gorgeous project. Only one I'm not mega into is Tommy as the Foot Clan soldier (the Tommy head isn't in the photo). I dig that they brought at least one Power Ranger character into the TMNT world instead of vice versa but Tommy doesn't strike me as a Foot guy. That Shredder/Green Ranger mash up is a legit dream fig though.

But yah, share photos of your stuff or just talk about the toys (upcoming or retro) that interest you, etc etc.

7-Nov-21 11:50pm
#2
Tad
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I'm slowly working on a collection of the WildCATS figures, going for a new in box set. I only have 3 so far though, Hellspont, Warblade, and Zealot.

Other than that I just grab random figures, recently got one of Josuke from Jojo's Bizarre Adventure and Teddie/Kuma from Persona 4 The Animation.

8-Nov-21 8:50am
#3
Scott
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I have a lot of nostalgia for classic toys, but never had any interest in collecting them. Just video games for me. The only toy I would like to collect is Legos, but they're so dang expensive, and would take up so much space. It's not even something I can say "maybe one day..." because once they're out of print, they skyrocket to even more ridiculous prices.
8-Nov-21 9:55pm
#4
willyum
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9-Nov-21 9:38am
#5
lpeters82
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Pretty much just Legos for me. Though I will say, even with Legos I struggle to find the time to complete the larger sets. The two large sets I picked up were the Eiffel Tower and Hogwarts. I finished the Eiffel Tower and it's now on display in my wife's classroom, she is a French teacher. I've owned the Hogwarts set for several years and it's still mid-build. I need a clear weekend to finish it up. At that point though, I really don't know what I'll do with it. Maybe just sell it.
9-Nov-21 10:48am
#6
Cevil
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I've never been big into figure collecting. But I do have a bunch of the 90's burger king toys from the pokemon promo and a bunch of the tomy pokemon figures. All from my childhood that I've kept. I wouldn't mind getting more at some point. Possibly some amiibo too from smash characters I really like.

There were from 1/7 scaled figures of Pyra and Mythra from Xenoblade 2 that released a few years ago that I would love to have but they're way too pricey now. The upcoming amiibo releases will probably satisfy my need.
9-Nov-21 2:21pm
#7
Sid_Ceaser
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I'm all over the map with toys.

Right now I'm really obsessed with Ashley Wood's Underverse line of 1:6 scale figures.

My most recent purchase from that line was the Mean Essene JC which comes in this huge box.
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I keep most of my collection at my photography studio as during down times on when inspiration hits I'll photograph some of them.

One of my walls features a good portion of my collection that are still in boxes, including some original Super Powers that I've had since I was a kid.

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My most recent figure was the Neca Macready figure from THE THING, and before that I picked up the Quint NECA figure.

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stuff at the studio:
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I'm also obsessed with the Soul of Chogokin metal robots from the late 70's and early 80's robot cartoons I used to watch as a kid (Force Five - Starvengers, Grendizer, Gaiking, Danguard Ace).

I have the three Starvengers and a Grendizer with saucer but I had to stop there as they are expensive.

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and other stuff

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I'm especially a huge fan of NECA's Alien figures in the compression suits. I love the Mobieus-style designs of them.

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They are my go-to figures when I need to just spend a little time in my own brain and photograph something.

You can see a bunch of my crap here: www.sidceaserfineart.com





9-Nov-21 10:19pm
#8
willyum
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Amazing photos Sid!

9-Nov-21 10:28pm
#9
theJaw
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@Sid_Ceaser with the content I'm here for.
4-Dec-21 5:30pm
#10
willyum
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5-Dec-21 10:44am
#11
The_Prophecy
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My place is such a mess right now, but here's a few pics of some of the stuff I have.

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5-Dec-21 11:10am
#12
KCPenguins
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theJaw wrote:
... TMNT+Power Rangers set coming in April ... {imgt}https://1.bp.blogspo... 1200 628{imgt}

Please tell me this is a joke and not the launch of a new series...
5-Dec-21 1:26pm
#13
theJaw
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Not a joke and there's already been a comic. And even if it were a new series.... it'd probably be badass for the children it'd be made for.
5-Dec-21 4:17pm
#14
Finn
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I want an Optimus Prime gen 1 either re-issue or original Solo bad. But I figure if I got it I would be going down a slippery sloap and move on to a few other Transformers then probably Thundercats then Ninja Turtles



8-Dec-21 9:42am
#15
Scott
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willyum wrote:

Awesome!
9-Dec-21 10:57pm
#16
willyum
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yes

13-Dec-21 9:45pm
#17
willyum
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15-Dec-21 8:36pm
#18
theJaw
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Real cool stuff @willyum

@The_Prophecy That's the Capullo Batman statue right? I have that one too if so. Good stuff.
18-Dec-21 4:53am
#19
ryanflucas
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I mostly buy figures to resell. My only never resell figures are X-Files. I have Mulder and Scully but I need to locate more aliens.
20-Dec-21 9:30am
#20
Tony
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Not mine: https://imgur.com/ga...
20-Dec-21 11:54am
#21
Sid_Ceaser
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This just came in the mail for me for Christmas:

It's a Figma set of Sega consoles for Figma figures:

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As soon as I saw the Dreamcast and Saturn I knew I had to have it.




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