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Old 08-01-2019, 08:20 AM   #2141
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Took me like 5 yrs to find this set , they only made 500 sets.......gorgeous

If you note at the top hes holding an olympics torch
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Old 08-22-2019, 09:47 PM   #2142
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I'm sort of a long-time Indiana Jones collector as well, and finally got an opportunity to add these guys to my collection -



These are being stored in acrylic figure cases, and the white sheets at the bottom are cuts of microchamber paper to absorb any contaminants. With that in there, it's possible that if I ever have to let them go they will leave my care in better shape than they came in. Microchamber paper does miracles after a few years in a comic book, but many people aren't aware that it's great for most stuff.

The LJN TOD Indy as a MOC example is still eluding my grubby lil mitts though....

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Old 10-27-2019, 04:14 PM   #2143
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I have a huge collection of Jakks WWE and Classic Superstars figures.

My wife got these for my Birthday a few weeks ago:


And I picked these up today at a fantastic bundle bargain:


If I kept anything in the package I'd have to live on the roof, so these most likely aren't long for the plastic. Figured I might as well take some photos now while they're still all "un-popped".
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Old 10-27-2019, 10:27 PM   #2144
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There were several vendors at the Chicago Toy Show in Kane County today that had TUBS and TUBS of WWF (or related) figures for bin divers. You would've gone apeshit.
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Old 10-27-2019, 11:11 PM   #2145
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Very likely.

Luckily I live about three minutes away from the best flea market in NJ, which has a gigantic wrestling store inside. They've got just about everything from every line ever made, from mint condition stuff to a flood of loose figures. They do have a "junk bin" but only for really beat-up stuff; most of their loose figures are kept in bags neatly sorted on hooks and in very decent shape. Most of the used ones are still only $5-15, too, depending on condition and rarity.

I do try and get new-ish stuff whenever possible; thankfully they regularly sell MIP figures for far less than the online rate, much of the time. I'm assuming because most people buy several figures at a time and thus offering bundle discounts is good for generating repeat business. It certainly works out that way for me! For example, that guy Crush in the middle often goes for anywhere from $80-150, but they asked me for just $75; Razor often goes for about $30+, and Brian Pillman is also usually at least that much, if not more since he's deceased and they never made a lot of figures for him. In the end, I got those three MIP figures and a loose used one for $95, essentially getting half of it for free.

Definitely very fortunate to have them close by. Cheaper than eBay and no shipping.
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Old 10-28-2019, 02:32 PM   #2146
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Been having fun collecting these American re-releases of JP Godzilla vinyls that coincide with the big boy's 65th anniversary. $13 bucks during a grocery run? Hard to pass up.
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Old 10-28-2019, 05:33 PM   #2147
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I seen those. I only have a Godzilla so far, but I almost picked up a Ghidorah the other day.

They're pretty neat, I dig 'em at the price.
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Old 10-28-2019, 06:24 PM   #2148
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I've got all but King Ghidorah & King Caesar, on the fence about them as there are much better JP options. I will probably cave & get Ghidiorah but the glossy accent paint on King Caesar bugs me, not a huge fan of the character in general, either.
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Old 10-28-2019, 06:36 PM   #2149
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Some of my latest Toy Purchases from a few months back

Marvel Legends
Black Widow & Hawkeye 2 pack
Endgame Ronin. (got him to swap the heads with the Hawkeye Head)
War Machine Endgame Black and white armor
Shuri
Infinity War Black Widow (Got her to swap with the endgame widow head)
Endgame Valkyrie(she is pre ordered but coming soon)

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John Constantine (FCBD Exclusive)
Brian May of Queen
Roger Taylor of Queen
John Deacon of Queen
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Old 10-28-2019, 06:40 PM   #2150
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I've got all but King Ghidorah & King Caesar, on the fence about them as there are much better JP options. I will probably cave & get Ghidiorah but the glossy accent paint on King Caesar bugs me, not a huge fan of the character in general, either.
Yeah, I'll probably only get a few. I wish they had a little more articulation but they look great on a shelf for the price, and that's really all I need.

Could always repaint it, bruh. I spent all day yesterday working on fixing up a 12-inch Aquaman that I got for a song as part of a BvS set a while back. They're all just very basic "poseable statues" and the paint jobs are pretty lousy, but so far Aquaman already looks 100x better, just gotta finish the head. I noticed that a lot of the recent Godzilla toys are in need of some serious repaint work; that's a fun way to keep busy. That's what I'd do.
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Old 10-28-2019, 11:05 PM   #2151
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Been having fun collecting these American re-releases of JP Godzilla vinyls that coincide with the big boy's 65th anniversary. $13 bucks during a grocery run? Hard to pass up.
I wish you hadn't made me aware of this....... I don't need another collection.
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Old 10-29-2019, 01:43 AM   #2152
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Naaahhh, there's only a handful of them, you'll be fine. At least, I've only seen a handful, and I think there's only like three in each wave, or something. Not a huge collection, so far. But they look cool, and they're cheap. Works for me!
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Old 11-01-2019, 05:05 PM   #2153
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At work, so no pics but..

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Old 11-01-2019, 05:31 PM   #2154
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Please make time to post pictures, sir.
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Please make time to post pictures, sir.
You got it boss.
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Old 11-16-2019, 10:32 PM   #2156
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Not about a "recent purchase", exactly, but I did finally come across the giant box containing the remaining 2/3s of my DC Direct figures that I couldn't find last year when I was going through the stuff in storage. So that's neat.

Most of them are still in near-perfect condition, which is great, but a few of them have some pretty loose joints. That was always a big problem with their stuff, back in the day. I don't have a lot of the newer stuff from them/DC Collectibles, but I remember that they started getting better about that after a while. I've got about 150 figures, most of them from between 2005 and 2008, although I've since picked up a couple here and there that are both older and newer. Hard to believe that they've been coming out with stuff since back in 1998; we take for granted how many toys are out there nowadays, but back then DC Direct was almost your only option if you wanted a DC character based on anyone except Batman. I still remember getting so excited to see a lot of characters getting their first-ever toy from DC Direct, back when they mainly did more obscure characters and only put out Silver Age versions of the "classic" ones like Batman and Superman. It was also neat to see the line evolve and improve over such a long time.

They could definitely be a little more playable and a lot of the women just suck at standing up, but I still mark out for how they represented all the different art styles and all the famous comic book angles. It's neat to have like dozens of Superman figures and so much uniqueness between them.

I really like Mattel's DC stuff, too, but I only have a few of those.
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