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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby LiQuid » Aug 10th, 2011 @ 10:27am

Fucking stupid. LEGO used to mean something.
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby kenzo » Oct 15th, 2011 @ 3:54am

This is hot shit:
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Too bad importing something like this would probably cost $100.
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby jinpei05 » Jan 18th, 2012 @ 4:33pm

New52 Justice League figures from DC Direct:

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On the one hand, they are based on Jim Lee's art. On the other, they have those terrible redesigned costumes. Decisions, decisions....
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby kenzo » Jan 18th, 2012 @ 4:37pm

I actually like those costumes... :\
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby jinpei05 » Jan 19th, 2012 @ 1:11pm

Nothing beats the classics.
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby Creep » Jan 30th, 2012 @ 4:07pm

I apologize in advance for posting this.

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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby kenzo » Jan 30th, 2012 @ 4:19pm

EPIC DOUBLE FACE-PALM!!!
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby Creep » Feb 1st, 2012 @ 5:36pm

New Ninja Turtles toys.

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That's not me, but it could be.
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby LiQuid » Feb 1st, 2012 @ 9:56pm

Holy fuck that sewer playset embarrasses the OG playset!!!

And I might actually buy a Don for my desk. Fuck dude why are the turtles so rad?
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby RAGEONAUT » Feb 2nd, 2012 @ 12:35am

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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby flufflogic » Feb 2nd, 2012 @ 10:47am

So, this happened.

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I'm less jazzed about the physical kits than I am the prospect of a TT Lego: LOTR game...
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby jinpei05 » Feb 2nd, 2012 @ 11:06am

Creep wrote:New Ninja Turtles toys.

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At least their weapons are right. But why do they all have sprained ankles???
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby flufflogic » Feb 2nd, 2012 @ 1:04pm

And why are the fronts of their shells like shields? And the kneepads so huge?

Not a fan.

Dark Knight Rises toys announced

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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby kenzo » Feb 2nd, 2012 @ 5:14pm

jinpei05 wrote:At least their weapons are right. But why do they all have sprained ankles???
A lot of times, athletes wrap their ankles and wrists to prevent injuries too.
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby jinpei05 » Feb 2nd, 2012 @ 7:09pm

kenzo wrote:
jinpei05 wrote:At least their weapons are right. But why do they all have sprained ankles???
A lot of times, athletes wrap their ankles and wrists to prevent injuries too.

We really need to work on your seriousness detector. :lol:
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby LiQuid » Feb 2nd, 2012 @ 10:06pm

Creep wrote:New Ninja Turtles toys.

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Holy fuck dude, toy equivalent of a bullshot...

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/v ... new-286540

Shit looks cheap and ghetto when it's not all tarted up for a publicity photo.

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This seriously broke my heart. I was really looking forward to getting one of these. :(
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby LiQuid » Feb 2nd, 2012 @ 10:20pm

I don't know what's real anymore.

http://www.comicsalliance.com/2012/02/0 ... ates-2012/

Here's a shot of the actual figure looking baller, but the "Deluxe Power Sound FX" figures looking ghetto, but the mouth on the regular Donny looks the same as in that ghetto shot above... This is very confusing. Half the time these look good but half the time they look bad. Someone who is into toys explain this to me.
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby kenzo » Feb 3rd, 2012 @ 1:12am

jinpei05 wrote:
kenzo wrote:
jinpei05 wrote:At least their weapons are right. But why do they all have sprained ankles???
A lot of times, athletes wrap their ankles and wrists to prevent injuries too.
We really need to work on your seriousness detector. :lol:
We really need to work on your Konandaesque-I-know-you're-joking-but-I-choose-to-answer-you-seriously-for-yucks-detector.
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby jinpei05 » Feb 3rd, 2012 @ 11:58am

kenzo wrote:
jinpei05 wrote:
kenzo wrote:
jinpei05 wrote:At least their weapons are right. But why do they all have sprained ankles???
A lot of times, athletes wrap their ankles and wrists to prevent injuries too.
We really need to work on your seriousness detector. :lol:
We really need to work on your Konandaesque-I-know-you're-joking-but-I-choose-to-answer-you-seriously-for-yucks-detector.

Not really. There were no yuks to be had. FYI, emulating Konanda is probably not the path you want to take.

There's only one Ninja Turtles figure set worth mentioning, and that the one from NECA:

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So sad it didn't make it to wave 2. :cry:
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby Coctopus » Feb 5th, 2012 @ 12:10am

I picked up the LEGO model of Fallingwater tonight. I'm about halfway done and it's pretty rad looking.

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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby Rodney » Feb 5th, 2012 @ 9:24am

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I had this rad Firestorm action figure that would punch when you squeezed his legs together.
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby jinpei05 » Feb 5th, 2012 @ 12:09pm

Coctopus wrote:I picked up the LEGO model of Fallingwater tonight. I'm about halfway done and it's pretty rad looking.

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Nice. Frank Lloyd Wright in da house!
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby Coctopus » Feb 5th, 2012 @ 3:35pm

jinpei05 wrote:
Coctopus wrote:I picked up the LEGO model of Fallingwater tonight. I'm about halfway done and it's pretty rad looking.

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Nice. Frank Lloyd Wright in da house!


Just finished it. Man, I love me some LEGO construction and the end result is a pretty nice display piece.
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby Creep » Feb 5th, 2012 @ 3:49pm

Pictures?
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby LiQuid » Feb 5th, 2012 @ 5:18pm

I remember the first and only time I ever entered an actual residence designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and it was incredible. I don't understand how there hasn't been a contemporary of his style and surburbia is full of interchangeable McMansions. Modern architecture seems to have ignored all of his amazing work.
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby Coctopus » Feb 5th, 2012 @ 10:39pm

Creep wrote:Pictures?


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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby Creep » Feb 6th, 2012 @ 4:24am

COOL! Well done.
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby Fade2Black » Feb 6th, 2012 @ 8:12pm

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I was unable to track down a picture of the toy I wanted to post here. The toy in question was an anatomically correct doll someone (an aunt perhaps?) gave me when I was very young. It was one of those dolls one could feed water, then squeeze the stomach to make it pee. What can I say? It was the early '70s, and Pong wasn't exactly a household name. I would carry that doll everywhere and squirt anything with it, which brings me to the Easy-bake-oven.
I, or more accurately, my doll hosed (quite literally) the light bulb on my sister's Easy-bake.

My efforts to track down this Super-soaker precursor from past weren't entirely in vain. I did find a similar, albeit far more endowed, version of the doll I once owned.

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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby Coctopus » Feb 9th, 2012 @ 12:18am

Now I want more LEGO. Why is it so damn spendy? It makes me sad inside. Robie House and some of the Star Wars stuff is looking pretty rad. Maybe I can convince my wife that it would be a good Valentine's present.
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Re: Your favorite toy/action figure, past or present

Postby LiQuid » Feb 9th, 2012 @ 12:29am

Is there a resell market on Lego? Gotta imagine missing pieces in those gigantic licensed sets would be an issue, but there are so many ways to get replacement pieces and anything's gotta be better than dropping the MSRP on that bullshit.
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