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Old 02-10-2019, 06:44 AM   #1
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Funko Savage World/Primal Age

Anybody collecting these?

For those unaware, they're almost (but not quite) 1:1 with the original He-Man scale. They're like a hair bigger but it's generally not noticeable, and they look GREAT on the shelf next to the He-Man stuff.

They've done Mortal Kombat, Thundercats, Horror Icons, and they recently started a line of DC figures in the same scale and style. MK and Thundercats characters retain their normal looks, but the DC and Horror figures are "reimagined" to fit more in line with He-Man, sort of a "Post-Apocalyptic Barbarian" aesthetic.

I originally picked up a Sub-Zero as a goof, but the more I messed with it, the cooler it seemed. Since then I've picked up a few, including Lion-O and Mumm-Ra, and the other day I picked up their Freddy Krueger. Visually, I think these guys are cool as hell, and I eventually plan to get all of them. Having a Lion-O that's in scale with my He-Man is incredible, for one thing, after a lifetime of wanting exactly that.

They do some playsets and stuff, too, like a Batcave that's very reminiscent of the old Castle Grayskull/Snake Mountain sets. Pretty spiffy!

There's some unfortunate quality control issues in a few figures, though. The Horror and MK ones were put together differently from the DC and Thundercats ones, and the latter sets apparently have REALLY bad luck with the legs breaking. Especially the DC ones, which are Amazon exclusives - the plastic itself apparently had a manufacturing flaw in the early waves of those figures, and we all know how "gentle" the people who ship packages are in handling them, so a lot of the DC ones shipped broken. Allegedly, newer shipments are having better luck, but it's partly why I didn't pick up any of the DC ones, yet. As is, Lion-O's leg pops off rather easily, but the peg is fine so I should be able to fix it up with some glue. On others, the pegs just plain snap off sometimes, and that's a real bummer. Again, word is that newer waves are doing better.

The MK and Horror figures use the same build as the old He-Man's, with the "rubber band" legs, so they have none of these issues, and generally feel a bit more "sturdy" than the Thundercats ones. They all LOOK great, though. Skeletor, Mumm-Ra, and Freddy make quite the sinister trio.

Altogether, I really do recommend them if you're a fan of the scale or "throwback" figures in general. At the very least, having a Lion-O that's (mostly) in scale with my He-Man was mandatory. Buyer beware with the DC and Thundercats, though; I might try and find the DC ones in good shape at the flea market, rather than risk having them be mishandled and broken during shipping, as so many others have had to deal with. Apparently the boxes arrive straight-up mangled most times, so it's no wonder the damn figures break, too. The MK and Horror ones, though, are put together much better and I haven't heard about these problems. They're easy to find at Target, FYE, GameStop, etc., for anywhere from $10-20. Popular characters like Lion-O tend to go towards the $20 range, but Kitana and Liu Kang seem to sit around for $10-12 in most places.

If you can find 'em in good shape, though, they're worth a look. I dig 'em a lot. Anybody else into these besides me?
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Old 02-10-2019, 08:49 AM   #2
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Was that Target recently and saw the Horror figures in the adult collectors area by electronics and the DC ones along the Batcave in the regular toy section. I think they had all the DC ones aside from Joker.
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The novelty is cute, but I'm not really a huge fan of the 5.5" Vintage Style figures so I don't collect any. But I can see the appeal for it if you're into that style of figures, especially with Super7 ramping this style up a lot with different licenses and the more Filmation accurate MOTU figures.

And recreating He-ro and Eldor is really cool of them doing.
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Was that Target recently and saw the Horror figures in the adult collectors area by electronics and the DC ones along the Batcave in the regular toy section. I think they had all the DC ones aside from Joker.
Oh, rad! From what I was reading I hadn't heard about any store releases for the DC stuff. I'll keep an eye out, thanks! They didn't have any at Target over here the other day, but they might show up soon.

Thanks again!
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My Target has NONE of that stuff, at least not yet.

All they had were some tin "DC Primal Age" collector's lunchboxes, but NO toys from it whatsoever.

They have a "Funko" section, but predictably it's 100% jammed with those ridiculous POP figures that I can't stand and fail to see the point of. Doesn't look like they've cleared any space for new product, either.

Guess I'll have to rely on Amazon, unless the FYE over here ends up with a few.
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Picked up the Funko Liu Kang and Scorpion figures since they were on a Clearance sale at GameStop. Just need Kitana and my own Sub-Zero (my wife already has one but it's all "hers") to complete that wave.

I also picked up Leatherface at Target yesterday for the Horror set, since he was the only one they had. Still need Jason, Michael Myers, and Pinhead. Then Sslithe and Panthro from Thundercats and I'll be almost all caught up.
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My Target finally got some of the DC Primal Age ones in, but I'm broke until payday so I could only stare.

They had Batman in both black and blue variants - lots of each - along with one each of Green Lantern and Wonder Woman. Hopefully I can pick up one of each this weekend, when I go back to pick up the TMNT NECA sets.

I didn't see any of the playsets like the Batcave or Ace the Bat-Hound, but this place is really stingy about getting those things because they don't generally sell well and take up a lot of shelf space.

These will be a nice change of pace on the shelves beside my army of mostly-similar DC figures. They're definitely niche but they have a very interesting look.
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