Action Figure GAF |OT| Articulated figures murdered my wallet

I honestly don't see why what material the figure is made of would affect it's mobility for something like Iron Man. It's the figures with full cloth or rubber costumes that hinder joints that would make me worry. For example, I was extremely disappointed at Golden Age Captain America's range of movement for example. He can barely move his arms, and it really limits the poses that I can put him in.
I have the diecast Robocop and I have no issues with his range of movement. He's a little stiff out of the box but for general ability to put him in a good pose, he's fine.
Thanks guys, that's good to hear. I'm probably overreacting to them not showcasing the kneeling-fist-to-the-ground pose that was shown off with the earlier HT IM figures. I'll probably go ahead and order the MK3.
 
Thanks guys, that's good to hear. I'm probably overreacting to them not showcasing the kneeling-fist-to-the-ground pose that was shown off with the earlier HT IM figures. I'll probably go ahead and order the MK3.

You can do that easily :) with a bit of manipulation. Mark 42 has a button actually on his butt you can press to actually loosen up the hip joints and back for a bit more poseability. Alot o the panels on the hips and midsection can actually be pulled out so you pose the lower body and then pop them back into place. The Diecast IronMan Hot Toys figures have amazing poseability, more so than the plastic models. Totally worth the premium.









Hell you can even do it with the big boy :)

 
That set of Avengers is awesome looking.
Thanks man! It's definitely my favorite shelf in the collection.

Ah yes. But that packaged one there, is a one of a kind. The figure was never released packaged like that. When it went to retail, SE had his balaclava on and timber wasn't in an action pose like so...
Yeah, but action figures are meant to be opened! Cool find though. Never had the luck of finding anything like that for any of the lines I collected.

How do those payment plans work? Do you have to pay it all before they ship? Do they schedule it to where all the payments are made before the release date?
Yeah, when ordering you choose how many payments you want to make and then they all fall out over the course of the preorder window.
 
No offense, but I really don't have any desire to scroll through a thread full of pictures of 14 year old scantily clad girls with WWII battleship turrets attached to their ass.
Nice generalization there. BTW, none of the Battleship women are 14 year old girls. That's all destroyers and submarines. (I am not a fan of the obvious underage girl figures myself) Battleships and Aircraft Carriers are women :). Are you also offended by how Americans panted pinup girls on the sides of their bombers and named their bombers after women because I would love to see some Western style figures in anthropomorphic form of American ships and such. Pinup style, that would be fantastic. I would much prefer that over Kancolle style.
 
Nice generalization there. BTW, none of the Battleship women are 14 year old girls. That's all destroyers and submarines. Battleships and Aircraft Carriers are women :). Are you also offended by how Americans panted pinup girls on the sides of their bombers and named their bombers after women because I would love to see some Western style figures in anthropomorphic form of American ships and such. Pinup style, that would be fantastic. I would much prefer that over Kancolle style.
I can't even scroll through FigureGAF at work so...
 
Nice generalization there. BTW, none of the Battleship women are 14 year old girls. That's all destroyers and submarines. Battleships and Aircraft Carriers are women :). Are you also offended by how Americans panted pinup girls on the sides of their bombers and named their bombers after women because I would love to see some Western style figures in anthropomorphic form of American ships and such. Pinup style, that would be fantastic. I would much prefer that over Kancolle style.

So um...is this what split the group? The scantily dressed figures?
 
So um...is this what split the group? The scantily dressed figures?
A recent Marvel Legends thread was made which exposed a real interest here around GAF for those sorts of figures, and many people agreed the atmosphere in the existing figure thread wasn't embracing of that sort of topic. I personally have seen many action figure posts there either receive negative replies or often outright ignored.

Couple that with a lot of people into action figures are not into some of the topics being cultivated there which was feeding into the lack of action figure posts in the thread as well.

So I don't think it is fair to say that action figure gaf took their ball and went home... it's more of a two way thing, rather the other side wants to acknowledge their part in it or not.

I hope this clears it up because it would be nice to get past the "why are there two threads?" thing sooner rather than later
 
A recent Marvel Legends thread was made which exposed a real interest here around GAF for those sorts of figures, and many people agreed the atmosphere in the existing figure thread wasn't embracing of that sort of topic. I personally have seen many action figure posts there either receive negative replies or often outright ignored.

Couple that with a lot of people into action figures are not into some of the topics being cultivated there which was feeding into the lack of action figure posts in the thread as well.

So I don't think it is fair to say that action figure gaf took their ball and went home... it's more of a two way thing, rather the other side wants to acknowledge their part in it or not.
the problem is that people new to gaf will see this thread and post about anime action figures, which do exist.
I just think a change of title is whats needed. The thread itself is fine and I understand its reason to exist. Maybe change it to "western figure thread" or something.
 
While i'm still pondering over some Hot Toys orders, thought i'd share some other orders i made recently before pre-orders closed

Three S.H. Figuarts!

Vader


Storm Trooper


And AoU Iron Man


My passions mostly lie in 1/12th scale and while SHF are a bit smaller they are close enough for my liking.

Marvel Legends and 6" Star Wars Black Series are where most of my figure funding has been going lately.

I ordered that Vader too! Sadly I missed out on the Storm trooper pre -order, regarding the Avengers line from Figuarts I am still on the fence on that one since I am collecting the Figma Avengers and they look better than their Figuarts counterparts.
 
You can do that easily :) with a bit of manipulation. Mark 42 has a button actually on his butt you can press to actually loosen up the hip joints and back for a bit more poseability. Alot o the panels on the hips and midsection can actually be pulled out so you pose the lower body and then pop them back into place.

The Diecast IronMan Hot Toys figures have amazing poseability, more so than the plastic models. Totally worth the premium.


Ah, look what you did :p
 
So um...is this what split the group? The scantily dressed figures?
People have a general view that all anime is porn and abuse of little girls. That's typically what I hear from people outside the culture when they talk about it. moe and loli are a part of anime but there are as many forms of anime as there are genre's of american tv shows and channels. Would be like saying Jersey Shore and True Blood is representative of all American TV. I would hope that's not what split the group. Plenty of Western companies pump out hyper sexualized figures of women as well. Anyways that's neither here nor there.

I approve this thread as it would be nice to have a thread for Hot toys, sideshow, other posables and memorabilia as long as it doesn't eat into the static figure part. Preferably I would prefer everything in one place because there have been gundam models and western figures I would never have known about had they not been posted in figure gaf. Multiple threads for stuff just means its easier to miss stuff you were never looking for in the first place and realize its something you would be interested in. That's why since my main hobby is Lego, if something is super hero related I will relay it to comic fans as it might be a tertiary thing that they would miss otherwise perhaps but is something they might love even if they do not build LEGO otherwise.

Anyways, subscribed because if this will get all you people who don't go to figure gaf to finally post western stuff that I don't know about because I won't spend time hunting it down then this is a good thing.
 
Thanks

EDIT: Ah wait..was already on my wishlist hah. Glad to see a pic of it.
I have two more sitting in a closet waiting for added space. They're a nice solution for Amiibo's if you're into those as well.

As for the thread, I said it in the Marvel thread, I have no issue with the other figure thread or anyone in it. It's just too anime focused and I don't have much interest in those types of statues. For those that do, enjoy. Everyone has their hobbies...
 
I have two more sitting in a closet waiting for added space. They're a nice solution for Amiibo's if you're into those as well.

As for the thread, I said it in the Marvel thread, I have no issue with the other figure thread or anyone in it. It's just too anime focused and I don't have much interest in those types of statues. For those that do, enjoy. Everyone has their hobbies...
Ya I may have to look into displaying solutions for those soon as well hah.

I will make a comment on this thread too. I hope that anyone that feels like sharing their new pick ups with us in the other thread still do. Many of us enjoy seeing stuff like what is being posted in here as well. I along with many others try to be welcoming but cannot respond to every post that happens. Doesn't mean we don't like seeing it!
 
I picked up my first DC Collectable figure yesterday, the Greg Cappullo Zero Year Batman and gotta say I'm super impressed with the quality. The joints are a bit weird but the sculpt and paint are fantastic, really want to get his Mr Freeze to go alongside it.

I lean more on the Marvel side of the comic fence but i think their figure output via Hasbro is quite frankly terrible. I'd really like to see something like a Designer Series from them but it would probably never happen. I think I'm going to have to take a look for the Koto Marvel Now statues.
 
I lean more on the Marvel side of the comic fence but i think their figure output via Hasbro is quite frankly terrible. I'd really like to see something like a Designer Series from them but it would probably never happen. I think I'm going to have to take a look for the Koto Marvel Now statues.
This does seem to be the big issue. I like DC, but I find Marvel characters much more preferable on the whole. But unfortunately Marvel has no merchandising line that's comparable to DC Direct, and they really really should.
 
The things that happen when I fall asleep for a few hours, heh. I'll just repost my post on FigureGAF here.

Well, I can understand them being scared off by Shimikaze and boat girls in general at least. :p (Still don't really get the craze myself)

Wish it's just be American Figure GAF and Japanese Figure GAF. Seems more straight forward than Articulated Figure GAF where certain figmas aren't welcome. Also the people who collect the ArtFX+ don't really have anywhere to go (mostly joking by this line). Seems limited, but I didn't create the thread so whatever. I'll subscribe to it anyway because I like looking at people's collections and in case I order the Deadpool Sideshow Collectible or Megaman X Kickstarter.

Also lol at the people trying to start some sort of war between both threads. Both contain the collecting of figurines which is looked down upon by common society apparently. We should try to get along. :)

Looking forward to seeing your collections here. Articulated figure collectors seem to have more rare jems in their collections like that Banjo Kazooie figure posted earlier by Diggeh.
 
This does seem to be the big issue. I like DC, but I find Marvel characters much more preferable on the whole. But unfortunately Marvel has no merchandising line that's comparable to DC Direct, and they really really should.
Yeah it's a shame my only hope for a good Daredevil figure is going to be Hot Toys. Paolo Rivera Daredevil am cry.
 
I can finally get around to posting my collection! Apologies for the kinda crappy quality, I'm not a very good photographer and my phone doesn't seem to be very good in lower light.

http://imgur.com/a/893q2

It's not quite how I'd llike to set it all up but I've got limited space until I can get my own place.

While i'm still pondering over some Hot Toys orders, thought i'd share some other orders i made recently before pre-orders closed

Three S.H. Figuarts!

Vader


Storm Trooper


And AoU Iron Man


My passions mostly lie in 1/12th scale and while SHF are a bit smaller they are close enough for my liking.

Marvel Legends and 6" Star Wars Black Series are where most of my figure funding has been going lately.

I'm right there with you man, 1/12 is by far my favourite scale. I couldn't even really explain why, it just fits for some reason.

Also I snagged a Vader and Mark XLIII from CD Japan a couple of weeks back. Can't wait!
 
I have a couple of cool figures, Big Boss being one of my favorites. A lot of the other stuff though is just junk I came across through the years like stuff you would expect from a LE of a game.

My favorite figure though is my Doctor Doom statue from Bowen which is easily the most expensive one I have. Got it on a trip to NYC and decided to buy a big souvenir while at a comic book shop. I don't have pictures of mine available since he is being kept at my family's house while I'm off to college, but here is a sample photo of his design.

 
Wish it's just be American Figure GAF and Japanese Figure GAF. Seems more straight forward than Articulated Figure GAF where certain figmas aren't welcome. Also the people who collect the ArtFX+ don't really have anywhere to go (mostly joking by this line). Seems limited, but I didn't create the thread so whatever.

Also lol at the people trying to start some sort of war between both threads. Both contain the collecting of figurines which is looked down upon by common society apparently. We should try to get along. :)
I think American Figure GAF and Japanese Figure GAF may be even more confusing than it already is, as there are Japanese figures based on American property (such as Figma Iron Man). It's a sticky situation.

Also, I agree with the whole "war" thing. It's petty and unneeded.
This does seem to be the big issue. I like DC, but I find Marvel characters much more preferable on the whole. But unfortunately Marvel has no merchandising line that's comparable to DC Direct, and they really really should.
I don't have any DC Collectibles so I can't really say, but is the Marvel Select line closer to what you're looking for? Marvel Select figures are bigger than your average 6 inch figure, though.
 
I have a couple of cool figures, Big Boss being one of my favorites. A lot of the other stuff though is just junk I came across through the years like stuff you would expect from a LE of a game.

My favorite figure though is my Doctor Doom statue from Bowen which is easily the most expensive one I have. Got it on a trip to NYC and decided to buy a big souvenir while at a comic book shop. I don't have pictures of mine available since he is being kept at my family's house while I'm off to college, but here is a sample photo of his design.
I have this one on preorder:

http://www.sideshowtoy.com/collectibles/marvel-dr-doom-sideshow-collectibles-300198/
 
LOL, even Cap(and Marvel in general) figures are going to crap outside of 6"
I feel for the diehard 3.75 fans out there, but 6" clearly where a lot of the effort is going now, with the smaller figures losing enthusiast support as Hasbro is trying to focus that size more on its younger buyers as seen with its push of the "star wars saga legends" figures as a great example of this.

Hopefully those fans will transition over to 6" (or 7" for marvel select with dc direct being similarly sized) because that is where the sweet spot is these days.
 
I think American Figure GAF and Japanese Figure GAF may be even more confusing than it already is, as there are Japanese figures based on American property (such as Figma Iron Man). It's a sticky situation.

Also, I agree with the whole "war" thing. It's petty and unneeded.

I don't have any DC Collectibles so I can't really say, but is the Marvel Select line closer to what you're looking for? Marvel Select figures are bigger than your average 6 inch figure, though.
Agree
Articulated action figures made by Japanese companies are welcome here, not only are Japanese companies making killer western super heroes but even stuff like berserk are going to be very appreciated here, just keep the statues in the other thread.
 
Should've went with the four feet of Doom version. When we get our own place i swear I'm going to go Sideshow mad.

Agree
Articulated action figures made by Japanese companies are welcome here, not only are Japanese companies making killer western super heroes but even stuff like berserk are going to be very appreciated here, just keep the statues in the other thread.
Why relegate things that apparently don't get discussed there anyway to another thread when they are more suited to the tone of this thread?