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Title: The Toy Collectors
Post by: kamikazekeeg on February 18, 2019, 05:31:26 am
The other collection thread has gone fairly unused for quite awhile, so figured we could just open a brand new one with a focus on toy collecting as I casually pick up stuff as sorta my second collection after what I get with video games.  This isn't just a pickup thread, you can post your current collection or maybe something you plan to get, or maybe just talk about new stuff you are excited for.

I spent the weekend selling at the flea market with some friends and while I was trying to make a few bucks, I found a few things pretty cheap for myself.  I'm not a huge KH fan, but I wanted this alternate Sora, the Final Fantasy 8 stuff is a neat find and because the packaging is so yellow, I'm just going to open them up, and then this one shop had literally 4 (maybe more) of this House of the Dead zombie figure, and I bought 2, because they were 5 bucks, and my friends bought the other two.  I'll open one and either keep the other or give it to a friend.

(https://i.imgur.com/1febafV.jpg)
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: hoshichiri on February 18, 2019, 09:03:34 am
When you open that Quistis, will you take another shot of her accessories? I traded for one years ago at a convention, and the previous owner was sure she'd lost her glasses, but I'm not seeing any there. Just curious what (if anything) I need to be replacing.
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: kamikazekeeg on February 18, 2019, 09:10:42 am
When you open that Quistis, will you take another shot of her accessories? I traded for one years ago at a convention, and the previous owner was sure she'd lost her glasses, but I'm not seeing any there. Just curious what (if anything) I need to be replacing.

A closer glance makes it seem like she doesn't have any glasses.  I googled some pictures of her and it seems that generally while dressed like this, she doesn't wear glasses, mostly in just her uniform.
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: hoshichiri on February 18, 2019, 09:15:11 am
A closer glance makes it seem like she doesn't have any glasses.  I googled some pictures of her and it seems that generally while dressed like this, she doesn't wear glasses, mostly in just her uniform.

That's what I noticed too- I'm hoping they mis-remembered and it's a complete figure, but just in case there's something hiding behind the label or blocked off by the yellow- let me know what's in there later?
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: kamikazekeeg on February 18, 2019, 09:19:27 am
A closer glance makes it seem like she doesn't have any glasses.  I googled some pictures of her and it seems that generally while dressed like this, she doesn't wear glasses, mostly in just her uniform.

That's what I noticed too- I'm hoping they mis-remembered and it's a complete figure, but just in case there's something hiding behind the label or blocked off by the yellow- let me know what's in there later?

Will do, will be opening her up abit later and I'll scour the package just in case.
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: undertakerprime on February 18, 2019, 11:17:15 am
The other collection thread has gone fairly unused for quite awhile, so figured we could just open a brand new one with a focus on toy collecting as I casually pick up stuff as sorta my second collection after what I get with video games.  This isn't just a pickup thread, you can post your current collection or maybe something you plan to get, or maybe just talk about new stuff you are excited for.

I spent the weekend selling at the flea market with some friends and while I was trying to make a few bucks, I found a few things pretty cheap for myself.  I'm not a huge KH fan, but I wanted this alternate Sora, the Final Fantasy 8 stuff is a neat find and because the packaging is so yellow, I'm just going to open them up, and then this one shop had literally 4 (maybe more) of this House of the Dead zombie figure, and I bought 2, because they were 5 bucks, and my friends bought the other two.  I'll open one and either keep the other or give it to a friend.

(https://i.imgur.com/1febafV.jpg)

I still have that House of the Dead Strength figure (and its massive chainsaw) in storage at my parents’ place, along with Hierophant. There’s a few other gaming-related figures in there too, like Quake, Armored Core, Marvel vs Capcom, and Resident Evil. I used to have a big box full of Street Fighter figures but I sold them all.
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: kamikazekeeg on February 18, 2019, 11:40:36 am
That's what I noticed too- I'm hoping they mis-remembered and it's a complete figure, but just in case there's something hiding behind the label or blocked off by the yellow- let me know what's in there later?

Opened her up and no glasses, just the stand and whip, so you are good on that.

I still have that House of the Dead Strength figure (and its massive chainsaw) in storage at my parents’ place, along with Hierophant. There’s a few other gaming-related figures in there too, like Quake, Armored Core, Marvel vs Capcom, and Resident Evil. I used to have a big box full of Street Fighter figures but I sold them all.

I'm not a big House of the Dead fan or anything, but it's just a really cool gaming figure to find, especially for so cheap.  Also it's crazy heavy for a toy lol I usually keep an eye out for gaming figures if I can find them.  My buddy was selling a bunch of the GIJOE-like Street Fighter figures at the Flea Market, but I think most people looking at them just though they were just normal Joes lol
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: undertakerprime on February 18, 2019, 01:43:35 pm
That's what I noticed too- I'm hoping they mis-remembered and it's a complete figure, but just in case there's something hiding behind the label or blocked off by the yellow- let me know what's in there later?

Opened her up and no glasses, just the stand and whip, so you are good on that.

I still have that House of the Dead Strength figure (and its massive chainsaw) in storage at my parents’ place, along with Hierophant. There’s a few other gaming-related figures in there too, like Quake, Armored Core, Marvel vs Capcom, and Resident Evil. I used to have a big box full of Street Fighter figures but I sold them all.

I'm not a big House of the Dead fan or anything, but it's just a really cool gaming figure to find, especially for so cheap.  Also it's crazy heavy for a toy lol I usually keep an eye out for gaming figures if I can find them.  My buddy was selling a bunch of the GIJOE-like Street Fighter figures at the Flea Market, but I think most people looking at them just though they were just normal Joes lol
Yeah, it is a huge and heavy figure. Appropriately intimidating :)

The Street Fighter figures I had were the SOTA Toys ones from the mid 2000’s. They were really cool figures but I was downsizing my collection so they needed to go. I do remember seeing the GIJoe SF figures in stores but, I always thought they looked a little dorky compared to other awesome GIJoe figures. I do still have a Vega (Claw) figure from Resaurus somewhere in storage...
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: dreama1 on February 18, 2019, 05:38:20 pm
That kingdom hearts figure looks butt ugly.
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: dreama1 on February 18, 2019, 05:39:36 pm
You need that mega man 1 figure.
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: kamikazekeeg on February 18, 2019, 05:45:53 pm
That kingdom hearts figure looks butt ugly.

The face is a little silly for sure, but the general look is fine overall, so I don't mind it.  I'm only grabbing a couple of the figures for the heck of it.  Could get Axel kinda cheap, but his face is extra rough I feel and put me off too much, unless I can stumble across him for like 5 bucks someday.

You need that mega man 1 figure.

And whats this about a Mega Man 1 figure? I'm generally not a fan of NES Mega Man, more so Mega Man X and Legends.
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: dreama1 on February 18, 2019, 06:54:18 pm
http://www.rockman-corner.com/2015/01/possibly-best-custom-bad-box-art-mega.html

Someone made a figure of the mega man guy from the US box cover.
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: kamikazekeeg on February 18, 2019, 07:05:12 pm
http://www.rockman-corner.com/2015/01/possibly-best-custom-bad-box-art-mega.html

Someone made a figure of the mega man guy from the US box cover.

That's too good looking of a figure for what it is based on lol
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: jsoup on February 19, 2019, 01:25:11 am
Ok, guess I can toss in.

Very bad, quickly taken image incoming.
(https://i.imgur.com/FU8eeiUl.jpg)

Was actually thinking about cleaning things up, making it more orderly and deciding what I do and do not want to keep.
That's not everything, either, just what was small and easy to put up on a small shelf I happened to have.
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: hoshichiri on February 19, 2019, 09:19:44 am
Opened her up and no glasses, just the stand and whip, so you are good on that.


Whoo! That's good to know- that means all 3 of my FF8's are complete. (I bought Irvine & Laguna back in the day.)


I've been seriously looking over my shelves recently, trying to decide where I could put a new figure. I don't buy them much these days, but I found out about this Hatsune Miku x Space Invaders (https://www.play-asia.com/vocaloid-hatsune-miku-taito-station-uniform-ver/13/70cigl) figure, and it's very much my kind of thing (I play a lot of retro & rhythm games.) I missed the preorders, but I'm hoping I can get one on release.
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: baileykun on February 19, 2019, 12:34:01 pm
Cool, I love toy collecting. Amiibos have been my crack lately even if I don't try to get them all. I love finding all the Animal Crossing amiibos on steep clearance sales XD. I have 8 of those total now. I'm also considering hunting down the world of Nintendo toys for Zelda and Splatoon. Maybe the old Harvest Moon Plushies? I have a couple of the small pre-order ones for SoS. I don't have flea markets around where I live rn so I have to be pretty purposeful to get anything.

That Sora though, omg, I can never buy American figures cause they always have to worst faces.
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: kamikazekeeg on February 19, 2019, 12:55:10 pm
That Sora though, omg, I can never buy American figures cause they always have to worst faces.

Funny enough, the best KH toy I've bought, is the Toon Sora one from the retro world in Kingdom Hearts 2, because he looks almost exactly like he does the game lol
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: pzeke on February 20, 2019, 09:08:16 am
Yep; other than video games, my room is filled with figures/statues. Like many during their childhood, I had plenty of toys as a kid, but began collecting them seriously (meaning they're no longer "toys", lol) in tandem with comicbooks, as they both went hand in hand. I have since downsized my figure collection due to space, and made some regrettable decisions in the process, but it still takes a big chunk of my room. I don't buy as much as I used to, but I like adding a new figure to my collection, so I occasionally tend to get one or two in the least likely of places, like at a Walgreens for example. I just recently got a BILLY curio cabinet from IKEA to complement my glass stand specifically to display my collection.

Also, while I'm at it, I'd like to give a tip since OP mentioned opening figures due to the yellowed blister: don't take a figure out of its packaging if you don't intend to display it. Yeah, I reckon yellowed blisters look butt-ugly, but they protect the figure from the elements and keep them fresh. Alternatively, if space is an issue, but you still have no plans to display a figure, you can take it out of the package and place it in a zip-lock bag, or use bubble-wrap, especially if the figure is considerable in size.
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: marvelvscapcom2 on March 02, 2019, 07:44:23 pm
I was going to make a separate thread about being unhealthily addicted to Funko Pop figures but I think this might be the place  ;D.


Funko Pops have completely consumed me. I just came back from newbury comics and hot topic and I bought so many. The black souless eyes peering into my depth of what makes me human. Analyzing every mistake I ever made. Knowing my twisted perversions and keeping me in place as they are of the spirtual realm and I am only of physical property.  I love my gang of little plastic cute toys :D.   I think they go hand in hand with Amiibos and other game collection collectibles but they have diversity outside of games like TV shows, Movies and Prince. 


My favorite thus far might be Mary Jane.  She is holding a little spiderman doll and I think it's adorable.  I have a spiderman that goes with it and it reminds me of happy times playing the spiderman game for PS4.  I will share a pic.


(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7889/46538172914_1289df2c6b_n.jpg)



My most wanted pops are Ariana Grande, Lil Wayne and Harry S. Truman
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: kamikazekeeg on March 02, 2019, 08:01:46 pm
I have a few Funko Pops, but I never really got into them.  I really only like them if they are designed in a way to not just be the same generic thing.  Like DVA and Reinhardt ones look cool because you can't see their faces or are mostly a vehicle.  The Godzilla one is cool because it's a mini Godzilla.  I got a Brotherhood of Steel one because it has a helmet.  Otherwise I mostly just ignore them though I had a few more that were gifts that I have actually been clearing out.

Something I picked up recently that I may or may not keep are these cool little WWF figures.  They are original ones from like 90/91 of all the classic sorts of WWF guys like Hogan, Ultimate Warrior, Macho Man, Big Boss Man, The Mounty, Jake the Snake, etc...I got a flea market thing I'm doing next week, so I might just sell them there, but if I wasn't looking to earn some extra cash, I'd probably keep most of them as I use to be a big fan of the older era of WWF.

(https://i.imgur.com/L3bEU6f.jpg)
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: mark1982 on March 03, 2019, 10:29:07 am
Hey Awesome thread! That House of the Dead figure looks nice, is it from the Palisades line?

I use to be heavy into collecting figures during the whole McFarlane / Spawn era, still have quite a bit but mostly in storage, only kept some of my favorite pieces out. I slowed down in collecting though, but recently I got a bunch of SHFiguarts Kinnikuman figures. I just had to get them since they were a huge part of my childhood.

I knew them as M.U.S.C.L.E. growing up in the US collecting the small rubber figures. Only later I learned of their Japanese name as Kinnikuman. I enjoy the games as well and import them when I can too :)


(https://i.imgur.com/GbJN6Jn.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/37lAhJe.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/u82rUBK.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/XHSibOI.jpg)

Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: kamikazekeeg on March 03, 2019, 08:29:50 pm
Hey Awesome thread! That House of the Dead figure looks nice, is it from the Palisades line?

Yeah it says Palisades on it.  I'm not a huge House of the Dead fan, never had them growing up, just think they are kinda neat figures.  The one I opened unfortunately had a busted handle for the chainsaw and before i could fix it, I misplaced the handle, but the zombie can still hold it good enough lol  Not sure if I'm keeping the other one or not, but still a neat figure.
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: undertakerprime on March 04, 2019, 07:48:17 am
Something I picked up recently that I may or may not keep are these cool little WWF figures.  They are original ones from like 90/91 of all the classic sorts of WWF guys like Hogan, Ultimate Warrior, Macho Man, Big Boss Man, The Mounty, Jake the Snake, etc...I got a flea market thing I'm doing next week, so I might just sell them there, but if I wasn't looking to earn some extra cash, I'd probably keep most of them as I use to be a big fan of the older era of WWF.

(https://i.imgur.com/L3bEU6f.jpg)

I also see Ted Dibiase, Brutus Beefcake, Hillbilly Jim, Roddy Piper, Demolition Smash...
Based on the pink singlet, I’d guess the one behind Hogan is Mr Perfect.
Is the one with the US flag shirt Hacksaw Jim Duggan?
Also, I’m not sure who the one behind Piper is. Maybe Rick Martel?
And on top I think is supposed to be Marty Jannetty, though the likeness is so bad it could be Shawn Michaels as well  :P

Yes, I’m a wrestling nerd  ;D I’ve been watching WWF/E since the late 80’s. I used to have a bunch of figures but I sold them all to free up space.
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: marvelvscapcom2 on March 05, 2019, 03:31:20 pm
Ok, guess I can toss in.

Very bad, quickly taken image incoming.
(https://i.imgur.com/FU8eeiUl.jpg)

Was actually thinking about cleaning things up, making it more orderly and deciding what I do and do not want to keep.
That's not everything, either, just what was small and easy to put up on a small shelf I happened to have.


Awesome setup :)

If you end up not keeping the jumbo Ganon let me know  ;D   
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: tripredacus on March 06, 2019, 10:09:19 am
I do not remember where I have uploaded my toy collection pictures, I think some were nuked by Flickr recently, and the rest are in ye olde (terrible) photobucket. I have this one picture here that I can post:

(https://i.imgur.com/szApmB4l.jpg)
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: kamikazekeeg on March 11, 2019, 06:12:21 pm
Sold at the fleamarket again this weekend and while I didn't find too much (And honestly I don't want to find too much, I'm trying to earn a few bucks lol), I did find these older GIJOE figures still in some nice packaging for cheap.  There were more there of this series, but they weren't of any good characters, so I passed on them.

(https://i.imgur.com/VCpczlZ.jpg)
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: mark1982 on March 12, 2019, 01:40:17 am
Nice GI Joe pickups, Battle Armor Cobra Commander and Destro are always good finds. :)  That Laser Viper looks a bit different from what I remember.

GI Joes were my thing when growing up, my brother was more on Transformers and M.A.S.K. I still collect some to this day but mainly the newer line or the Sideshow collectable figures. I should take some updated pictures one day, always putting it off to do other things, heh.
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: kamikazekeeg on March 12, 2019, 02:30:20 am
Nice GI Joe pickups, Battle Armor Cobra Commander and Destro are always good finds. :)  That Laser Viper looks a bit different from what I remember.

GI Joes were my thing when growing up, my brother was more on Transformers and M.A.S.K. I still collect some to this day but mainly the newer line or the Sideshow collectable figures. I should take some updated pictures one day, always putting it off to do other things, heh.

Yeah I use to like GI Joe's as a kid, big fan of the ninjas in particular, especially Snake Eyes who's long been a favorite of mine.  Would love to get some of the high quality Snake Eyes figures, but can't afford to much of the high end stuff.  I'd rather grab more affordable things and I got my growing Godzilla collection to attend to lol
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: kamikazekeeg on March 12, 2019, 04:58:34 pm
Stumbled across this and a 60's Godzilla vinyl figure at the comic shop and seeing that I don't have much in the way of non-Godzilla figures (I own most of the NECA ones), I had to pick up some classic Ghidorah as I'll probably be grabbing the new one from the upcoming movie too with that cheaper toy line coming out.

(https://i.imgur.com/sv4bPsy.jpg)
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: jsoup on March 26, 2019, 04:13:40 pm
Ok, guess I can toss in.

Very bad, quickly taken image incoming.
(https://i.imgur.com/FU8eeiUl.jpg)

Was actually thinking about cleaning things up, making it more orderly and deciding what I do and do not want to keep.
That's not everything, either, just what was small and easy to put up on a small shelf I happened to have.


Awesome setup :)

If you end up not keeping the jumbo Ganon let me know  ;D

I'd imagine they'd be pretty cheap, currently. I got that during the Toys R Us shutdown for $20 with a few other things.
TRU shutting down had the effect of dumping a lot of World of Nintendo products onto eBay and Amazon for cheap.
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: kamikazekeeg on March 28, 2019, 01:12:19 am
New Godzilla for the shelf.  Wasn't initially going to get this one, the 60's/70's Godzilla is probably my least favorite era of Godzilla just in terms of pure Godzilla goodness (Not that there isn't stuff I enjoy), but the packaging and the figure itself was pretty good and the quality of the figure is a step up from previous ones.  I'll have to post a picture of my Godzilla shelf later as I currently have most of the Godzilla figures released from NECA short of maybe...2, not counting the one giant 2014 figure.

(https://i.imgur.com/7TsKR4w.jpg)

And here is my Godzilla shelf along with the couple Pacific Rim figures I have (The two sitting have to do that as NECA wasn't really that great with ankles on a lot of their figures lol) and below that is my anime stuff and my Godzilla/Kaiju movies.  Only missing 1954 Godzilla and 1985 Godzilla from NECA at the moment.  The two big ones, Godzilla and Gigan, were ones I got on a good deal from a buddy.

(https://i.imgur.com/07eNbkm.jpg)
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: pzeke on March 28, 2019, 10:46:27 am
[...] the 60's/70's Godzilla is probably my least favorite era of Godzilla just in terms of pure Godzilla goodness [...]

Blasphemy.
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: kamikazekeeg on March 28, 2019, 03:31:54 pm
[...] the 60's/70's Godzilla is probably my least favorite era of Godzilla just in terms of pure Godzilla goodness [...]

Blasphemy.

lol I don't mind watching stuff from that time period, but my favorite stuff is the 90's/00's era Godzilla along with the modern stuff.
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: emporerdragon on March 31, 2019, 12:33:26 am
Got a new addition to my Nendoroid collection today:

(https://i.imgur.com/oNEKawU.jpg?1)

Now I just need to find a Roy Mustang for a decent price.
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: kamikazekeeg on March 31, 2019, 12:43:33 am
Walmart started getting in the cheap Bandai vinyl Godzilla figures, the same one of that Ghidorah that I showed before that I now overpaid on lol Was only able to get Mothra, but I'm gonna go looking for some of the others as there's a King Caesar, two Godzilla's, and I think something else. Took me abit to figure out hanging him, and while you can see the string in the picture, that's just from the camera flash and it's nearly invisible otherwise.

(https://i.imgur.com/dUs7SWP.jpg)
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: Flashback2012 on March 31, 2019, 07:39:23 pm
I found a DC Comics Bombshells Catwoman from the Funko Dorbz line at Half Price Books last night. Just need to track down a Harley Quinn and I'll have the complete subset.
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: kamikazekeeg on April 27, 2019, 05:54:04 pm
It's Godzilla day! Stopped by Walmart, saw that they had more of the Godzilla vinyls in stock and they started putting out King of the Monster figures.  None of the mini kaiju double packs, but I'll look for them later.  The Sora and Mega Man toy were from a buddy.

(https://i.imgur.com/fHgA0ky.jpg)
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: mark1982 on May 19, 2019, 11:39:16 am
Nice Godzilla Collection kamikaze! Really nicely displayed on the shelf with the backdrop pictures I must say ;D


I just recently added this Sideshow Collectables Snake Eyes to my collection. Been wanting to get it for a while now to go along with my other Sideshow Cobra figures. ;D

He comes with 2 swappable heads, I'm currently using the Grill Visor since it's more iconic imo.


(https://i.imgur.com/pqDoZlE.jpg)    (https://i.imgur.com/dQi44iw.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/lzfvzhR.jpg)
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: kamikazekeeg on May 19, 2019, 02:31:13 pm
I'm a big Snake Eyes fan and damn does that figure look good lol
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: tripredacus on May 20, 2019, 09:52:42 am
Where's Timber?
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: mark1982 on May 21, 2019, 05:48:59 am
I'm a big Snake Eyes fan and damn does that figure look good lol

Thanks ;D The quality of these figures are nice, just need to be careful of the leather bits since they get brittle after a while. Just need to put a little oil on them from time to time.


Where's Timber?

He was still in the box at the time I took the first batch of pics, heh. I took the day off today so I managed to make space for Timber and place him together with Snakes. ;D


(https://i.imgur.com/am5Y3mI.jpg)  (https://i.imgur.com/oLYSYoe.jpg)


And the rest of the crew - Destro & Cobra Commander. ;)


(https://i.imgur.com/vudzWfy.jpg)  (https://i.imgur.com/8gUxHpo.jpg)
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: tripredacus on May 21, 2019, 09:46:53 am
The only 12" G.I.Joe I have is the SDCC exclusive Baroness. The figure quality is not that great, or at least it doesn't really look good, so I just keep it in the box. Fortunately, the box is really cool.
https://www.yojoe.com/12inch/09/baroness.shtml
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: mark1982 on May 21, 2019, 10:24:28 am
The only 12" G.I.Joe I have is the SDCC exclusive Baroness. The figure quality is not that great, or at least it doesn't really look good, so I just keep it in the box. Fortunately, the box is really cool.
https://www.yojoe.com/12inch/09/baroness.shtml

Ah yeah, I seen your Baroness floating around Ebay a few years ago. The box is really cool.

The Sideshow version of Baroness is going for some really high prices now, should have grabbed it when it fist came out, now the price has doubled...


(https://www.sideshow.com/storage/product-images/100004/baroness_gi-joe_gallery_5c4be5245397e.jpg)  (https://www.sideshow.com/storage/product-images/100004/baroness_gi-joe_gallery_5c4be544005da.jpg)
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: azure on August 30, 2019, 07:17:14 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/8HlU6Ssh.png)

Got a new shelf to go above my desk and setup a couple of my favorite figures on it.
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: Flashback2012 on August 30, 2019, 09:23:09 pm
Picked this up a couple of weeks ago to go with the rest of my Mickey/Steamboat Willie stuff. They're really cranking it out this year for the 90th Anniversary.  :o


(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61%2BMY5dQ9HL._SL1416_.jpg)
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: kamikazekeeg on August 30, 2019, 09:54:26 pm
It's been a pretty big Godzilla week.  First Godzilla: King of the Monsters released, I watched it again, loved the hell out of it and I also got the NECA Godzilla V2 in.  His joints are a tad wonky unfortunately, he stands a little weird and his hip/upper body joint is abit lose, but it's not the end of the world.

(https://i.imgur.com/8nK6epo.jpg)

Also with that, I bought some little mini vinyl figs from a comic shop, with the bigger size ones for scale.  The mini figures are like 3" roughly.
(https://i.imgur.com/Li5Afys.jpg)

Also saw that Books A Million got the Vinimates figures in, though only this one, I had to order the other two online and waiting on the other two exclusives in October.  Normally I wouldn't buy these types of figures, they are along the lines of a Lego mini-fig or Funko Pop figure, but I like their design enough.

(https://shop.diamondselecttoys.com/content/images/thumbs/0005526_godzilla-vinimates-vinyl-figures-series-1-godzilla-1954_300.jpeg)

And then yesterday I realized I should've just bought the un-evolved Shin godzilla with the others that were available, so grabbed the adorable little monstrosity.  Turns out size wise, he might be fairly close in scale to the actual sizing next to the 6" NECA Godzilla perhaps.  Maybe a little under-sized, but sorta close.

(https://i.imgur.com/PlAklyO.jpg)
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: Flashback2012 on September 01, 2019, 07:36:22 pm
(https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/media.brothers-brick.com/2019/08/Series-19-CMF-1-1024x721.jpg)

LEGO Minifigures Series 19 just came out. Pretty good assortment of characters this time around. Really surprised to see the Monkey King.  I picked up a few packs from GameStop and got the Fox Suit one, the Black Panther looking bounty hunter and the Explorer guy wearing the fedora.
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: azure on September 10, 2019, 02:46:59 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/xr7PD4nh.png)

Couple of pieces I just received. Marking Plus Ver. of Koto's Liger Zero model and the SH Figuarts of Ultraman based off the Manga/Anime design.
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: kamikazekeeg on September 10, 2019, 06:41:46 pm
Another day, another Godzilla toy.  Got two more of these I'm going to try and grab in October from a local comic shop that are exclusive to a Halloween event.

Along with that is the Overwatch toy I've been waiting for, which is Zarya, best character.  I don't really play the game anymore, but getting a legit Zarya toy that isn't a funko (I have the Zarya Funko), is nice and it's really good looking.  I feel it happens a lot that a figure doesn't match up to the original material, but this is good.  Probably the only one I'll grab, though Brigitte is a possibility and I'd love Reinhardt, but he's a tad bit of a pricey boy.

(https://i.imgur.com/DKzURfi.jpg)
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: marvelvscapcom2 on September 10, 2019, 08:52:58 pm
(https://scontent.fbed1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/69973577_2713537538665083_2921686030346092544_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_oc=AQlphZcn4kodS3sLYUkwoflRLtNirLUz2X2IM7uWfnRUNi-ILD02h8oM90D-mxPF-NelGcU6eI9Dca_VEGEGDrDB&_nc_ht=scontent.fbed1-2.fna&oh=bba187e5c519c10584af49f32018a152&oe=5E00DBAF)



My current stranger things collection so far.  Not sure why the pic is so blurry :(  Baskin Robins Steve and Eleven vs Demo and Steve vs Demo are on another wall.  Not sure why the pic is so blurry.  I'm getting a few signed soon.   Been way more heavy into pops than games lately.  Maybe this thread is where I can share my hauls :).   I think pops are kinda toys.


I love stranger things pops.  :D
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: mark1982 on September 11, 2019, 01:48:13 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/xr7PD4nh.png)

Couple of pieces I just received. Marking Plus Ver. of Koto's Liger Zero model and the SH Figuarts of Ultraman based off the Manga/Anime design.


Awesome pick ups, really nice Koto Liger! ;D I haven't seen ZOIDS in years. I recently saw the normal Takara Tomy ones and it sparked an interest again... but no space or time...

I always liked the reptilian or insect worm types. I saw the Catalga and wanted it to get it but hesitated...


(https://hlj.com/media/catalog/product/cache/image/700x700/e9c3970ab036de70892d86c6d221abfe/t/k/tkt11275_0.jpg)

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51fz3-F%2BdBL._SL1100_.jpg)


SOOO TEMPTIIIIING!! So fun to build and use model kit pens to do the final touches.

Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: Flashback2012 on September 11, 2019, 02:47:55 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/PlAklyO.jpg)

Every time I scroll past this picture I can't help but think this monster has to go poop RIGHT FREAKIN' NOW.  :o
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: emporerdragon on September 12, 2019, 12:03:31 am
Made a few new additions to my retro Star Trek & Star Wars collections:
(https://i.imgur.com/HhREoLA.jpg?1)

Also got a couple more nendoroids to add to the collection:
(https://i.imgur.com/3WfhiOH.jpg?1)
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: azure on September 12, 2019, 02:11:04 am
(https://i.imgur.com/xr7PD4nh.png)

Couple of pieces I just received. Marking Plus Ver. of Koto's Liger Zero model and the SH Figuarts of Ultraman based off the Manga/Anime design.


Awesome pick ups, really nice Koto Liger! ;D I haven't seen ZOIDS in years. I recently saw the normal Takara Tomy ones and it sparked an interest again... but no space or time...

I always liked the reptilian or insect worm types. I saw the Catalga and wanted it to get it but hesitated...


(https://hlj.com/media/catalog/product/cache/image/700x700/e9c3970ab036de70892d86c6d221abfe/t/k/tkt11275_0.jpg)

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51fz3-F%2BdBL._SL1100_.jpg)


SOOO TEMPTIIIIING!! So fun to build and use model kit pens to do the final touches.
Yes! Looking forward to getting this guy built. I had a bunch of the old Hasbro kits back in the day when it was airing, good stuff.
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: jsoup on September 12, 2019, 03:11:41 am
Did some storage clearing, looky what I found.

(https://i.imgur.com/LhHsfwBl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/4iNplyOl.jpg)
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: tripredacus on September 12, 2019, 09:39:08 am
I have started on a reorganization of the toy room. Planning on limiting the scope by quite a bit. Managed to move the bed in a certain way to maximize wall space. I will have room for three more floating shelves at the most, so I have just a couple more things to get. The single shelf above the bed will be for misc items, but the rest are all planned out. I will take some pics in the coming month when I get some progress made.

(http://www.shmax.com/img/sigs/56/signature.gif?sig=355) (http://www.shmax.com/tripredacus)
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: mark1982 on September 17, 2019, 11:53:54 am
(https://i.imgur.com/xr7PD4nh.png)

Couple of pieces I just received. Marking Plus Ver. of Koto's Liger Zero model and the SH Figuarts of Ultraman based off the Manga/Anime design.


Awesome pick ups, really nice Koto Liger! ;D I haven't seen ZOIDS in years. I recently saw the normal Takara Tomy ones and it sparked an interest again... but no space or time...

I always liked the reptilian or insect worm types. I saw the Catalga and wanted it to get it but hesitated...

SOOO TEMPTIIIIING!! So fun to build and use model kit pens to do the final touches.
Yes! Looking forward to getting this guy built. I had a bunch of the old Hasbro kits back in the day when it was airing, good stuff.


I caved.. I couldn't stand it anymore! ;D After seeing Zoids back in retail and your post of Liger it sparked my interest and childhood again. What has it been, 20 plus years maybe?

Picked up a few - Catalga (Worm), Gusock (Isopod) and Kabtor (Rhino Beetle) along with some Tamiya Hobby Paint and Weathering kits...

I feel like I have dug a very deep grave and it's only gonna get worse :P. Limited time, responsibilities, work, I'm never gonna get these done with the paint. But they're just too cool to pass up.


(https://i.imgur.com/rShJumi.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/00MOLW4.jpg)
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: azure on September 17, 2019, 01:41:33 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/xr7PD4nh.png)

Couple of pieces I just received. Marking Plus Ver. of Koto's Liger Zero model and the SH Figuarts of Ultraman based off the Manga/Anime design.


Awesome pick ups, really nice Koto Liger! ;D I haven't seen ZOIDS in years. I recently saw the normal Takara Tomy ones and it sparked an interest again... but no space or time...

I always liked the reptilian or insect worm types. I saw the Catalga and wanted it to get it but hesitated...

SOOO TEMPTIIIIING!! So fun to build and use model kit pens to do the final touches.
Yes! Looking forward to getting this guy built. I had a bunch of the old Hasbro kits back in the day when it was airing, good stuff.


I caved.. I couldn't stand it anymore! ;D After seeing Zoids back in retail and your post of Liger it sparked my interest and childhood again. What has it been, 20 plus years maybe?

Picked up a few - Catalga (Worm), Gusock (Isopod) and Kabtor (Rhino Beetle) along with some Tamiya Hobby Paint and Weathering kits...

I feel like I have dug a very deep grave and it's only gonna get worse :P. Limited time, responsibilities, work, I'm never gonna get these done with the paint. But they're just too cool to pass up.


Haha, that's awesome! I feel you on the time management with life front, I haven't even got to touch Liger yet. Keep me updated with some pictures when you get around to getting them built, I've not done a lot of weathering myself but seems like it would look great on the Catalga for sure.
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: mark1982 on September 29, 2019, 10:59:29 pm
Haha, that's awesome! I feel you on the time management with life front, I haven't even got to touch Liger yet. Keep me updated with some pictures when you get around to getting them built, I've not done a lot of weathering myself but seems like it would look great on the Catalga for sure.

Finally got done with the Catalga with paints and weathering, took a while but I did take my time, heh :P Had a blast building it and adding in the hobby paints and details.

Really great to build and add the motor and watch it come to life, super glad to re-discover ZOIDS. ;D

Time to build the others!


(https://i.imgur.com/H306TY8.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/8H2HIse.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/NBcWEd3.jpg)
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: tripredacus on September 30, 2019, 09:54:18 am
I could never do something like that. It looks really nice.
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: azure on October 01, 2019, 01:11:10 am
Wow it turned out really great! Looking forward to seeing the others!
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: mark1982 on October 02, 2019, 12:12:24 am
I could never do something like that. It looks really nice.

Wow it turned out really great! Looking forward to seeing the others!

Hey, thanks guys! Appreciate the kind words ;D

Slowly working on the Isopod now, going with a Metallic Silver shell with some Red Rust, let's see how that comes out, heh.
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: mark1982 on October 07, 2019, 03:40:01 am
Wow it turned out really great! Looking forward to seeing the others!


Finished up the Isopod over the weekend. ;D

Really like how the metallic silver paint came out on the plastic. Had to coat it first with a layer of black paint first, then go over with Silver to get that shiny look.  :) Then went over it with some red rust weathering.

Another cool part is that it can roll up into a ball like a pillbug and all the parts inside neatly fold in together. Very intelligent design.


(https://i.imgur.com/v0F7ith.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/KIiNIPA.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/5o8oMdv.jpg)


My wife saw how much I'm enjoying building Zoids that she came home and surprised me with a new one! The box is huge.

TRICERADOGOS. Reminds me of the Dodongo from Legend of Zelda ;D

Well, better get started!


(https://i.imgur.com/TKcG8hw.jpg)


(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/ktJ8G2mDpdk/hqdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: Flashback2012 on October 07, 2019, 04:41:59 am
Finally found one of these over the weekend after looking for months.

(https://media.entertainmentearth.com/assets/images/94c55f62ffa44675a69234fde934f49elg.jpg)

Every Half Price Books around me had multiples of these but they wanted $15 for it. I wanted to wait for the price to drop a bit or use a coupon on it during one of their sale weeks. Then out of nowhere, they disappeared from every location (even locations in neighboring states up to 2 hours away).

I just happened to stop by the location nearest my house as we had some time to kill and I spied the box in a clearance bin. Took me the better part of a year to find one again but I did get it for half off.  ;D
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: tripredacus on October 07, 2019, 10:03:20 am
Another cool part is that it can roll up into a ball like a pillbug and all the parts inside neatly fold in together. Very intelligent design.

It is like Retrax / Powerhug.
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: mark1982 on October 07, 2019, 10:38:51 pm

It is like Retrax / Powerhug.

Insectrons! man, it's been a while. Had to google to refresh my memory. Never saw the Japanese boxed version of the toy before. Cool stuff
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: tripredacus on October 08, 2019, 09:40:31 am
It is like Retrax / Powerhug.
Insectrons! man, it's been a while. Had to google to refresh my memory. Never saw the Japanese boxed version of the toy before. Cool stuff

I have both, but not boxed anymore. Powerhug is so much better in the color department. Almost beautiful, even for a toy that is otherwise quite terrible.
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: azure on October 11, 2019, 08:25:39 pm
First of all, another great job. Are you dry brushing for the shading, using an air brush?

Second, I can see why she is your wife  :P Looking forward to seeing the new one assembled as well.
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: mark1982 on October 14, 2019, 12:51:11 am
First of all, another great job. Are you dry brushing for the shading, using an air brush?

Second, I can see why she is your wife  :P Looking forward to seeing the new one assembled as well.

Thanks azure ;D

The Tamiya weathering kits is like a dry brush effect for the shading. It's kind of like a paste that can be applied by smudging or using a brush for any touch ups. Reminds me of a makeup kit, only diff is that this stuff stays on and is harder to remove :P.

I'm slowly working on the Triceradogos, finished spraying all the parts in the colors I chose, just need to apply the shadings and assembly. Went for a "Pale" Gold color instead of the yellow. I always preferred the metallic colors for anything robotic, gives off that steel and rusted look.

Heh and yeah, I'm super thankful for my wife putting up with my hobbies, video games and toys. I take care of my family things first, then I can still enjoy and dabble in my hobbies. ;D


(https://fa.lnwfile.com/_/fa/_raw/to/hx/ow.jpg)
Title: Re: The Toy Collectors
Post by: emporerdragon on October 14, 2019, 01:24:14 am
While more obvious in hindsight, I wound up finding something that works fantastic for displaying my collections: Pot lid holders. I've got well over 200 vintage action figures and because of their age, being designed for peghooks over shelves, and just general lopsided weight, a good deal can't stand upright by themselves. So finding a nice support unit that doesn't take up additional shelf space as well as reducing risk of a chain reaction of things falling over is great in my book.

(https://i.imgur.com/8yr0MtQ.jpg?1)

Now I only need to pick up like 10 more of the things to get everything upright.