Action Figure GAF |OT| Articulated figures murdered my wallet

Nah, generally speaking - I'm all about the statues. I dig the ones DC puts out, and I'd love some based on Marvel characters. The only poseable figures I really buy are Nendoroids.
Ah, right. Well, you're welcome to post your Nendoroid collection here! They are articulated after all.
That Ripley figure....oh wow. The second that goes up for preorder I am there.
Further down the rabbit hole you go ;)
 
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.
Yup, I was a die-hard 3.75 guy since I was really young(as a kid it was mainly because I could stick a few in my pocket to take wherever)
As I got older I started to appreciate the crossover potential, customization potential and definitely the vehicles and playsets.

I still prefer the Marvel Universe, DC Multiverse, etc but have become much more open to 6".
Its really thanks to Figma, before i'd buy one or two 6" figures but after my first few Figma(bout 100 now) I gave up caring if my figure collection was cohesive.

Star Wars going 6" focused kinda pissed me off though as I have been buying those and their vehicles since childhood and supposedly im an afterthought.
 
Nah, generally speaking - I'm all about the statues. I dig the ones DC puts out, and I'd love some based on Marvel characters. The only poseable figures I really buy are Nendoroids.
Not that I don't like the Bishoujo stuff (<3 my Captain Marvel) I'd die if there was something similar to the Bombshell line but for Marvel.
 
So is this the Nendoroid and Figma thread?
I guess posters will ultimately decide, but IMO yes it is. There is a lot of crossover appeal in the different kinds of figures, but I think the statue crowd and the people who like the smaller, articulated things deserve to have their own breathing room.

It's not east vs west... most action figure fans love japanese articulated figures. I myself have tons of both japanese and western stuff.
 
Hulkbuster will probably be 899,99 or 999,99 just because they can charge that. Won't be diecast cuz they said it'll be too heavy.

Articulation might be limited but it's going to be awesome. It's 2 ft tall so basically the size of Fortress Maximus.
 
Not that I don't like the Bishoujo stuff (<3 my Captain Marvel) I'd die if there was something similar to the Bombshell line but for Marvel.
Oh no, that'd be kind of awful. That kind of thing is specific to what illustrator they work with in regards to if it turns out well or not. But DC Direct puts out more lines than just the Bombshells.

Looks cool as hell, but that's going to be so freaking expensive. Probably as much as the Godzilla 2014 Slideshow Collectible ($850).
I've heard talk of $1000 being thrown around.
 
Hulkbuster will probably be 899,99 or 999,99 just because they can charge that. Won't be diecast cuz they said it'll be too heavy.

Articulation might be limited but it's going to be awesome. It's 2 ft tall so basically the size of Fortress Maximus.
Are the Diecast Iron Man's heavy?
 
Oh no, that'd be kind of awful. That kind of thing is specific to what illustrator they work with in regards to if it turns out well or not. But DC Direct puts out more lines than just the Bombshells.
If they bothered to work with the actual artists we could get glorious Noto, Opeña, Bachalo or Esad Ribi&#263; statues but alas.

As for other lines Marvel could use their own Ame-Comi line....
 
Had some fun with my two nendoroids today. Nendoroids might be a bit of a hassle to pose and such, but man it can be sooooo rewarding.





Also Jan 2015 was the month of archer figures for me.:p

 
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.
Hey LEGO does great Marvel figures :)

On that note, LEGO minifigs have articulation so guess I will be cross posting between LEGO gaf and here :D

I must spread the love of the LEGO
 
Hulkbuster is HT though, right? The price will be insane enough considering most Sideshow PF's don't hit that price point.
Yeah Hulkbuster's gonna be crazy expensive considering polystone version is $429.99:
All I can say is whomever has been collecting HT Iron Man has wallets none of us can compare XD, I mean seriously check out all the HT Iron Man there is below:
 
Hulkbuster gonna be $1,000+ but you get a Iron Man to dock in it ;D Wonder if that will push people over the $1,000 line =P
Wouldn't count on it. I suspect it'll be like Iron Monger where can pop the canopy open and show Jeff Bridges head.



We'll see, it'll be a while before its final anyways. Start saving up thought you should have plenty of time.
 
Wouldn't count on it. I suspect it'll be like Iron Monger where can pop the canopy open and show Jeff Bridges head.



We'll see, it'll be a while before its final anyways. Start saving up thought you should have plenty of time.
Man saw that Iron Monger at HT's "HQ" in HK that thing is impressive as hell when you see it in person, but what Hot Toys aren't.
 
Turn FigureGAF into StatueGAF and make this the new FigureGAF, easy fix to any possible confusion.
A fuckin men brotha.

I'm happy for the genesis of Action FigureGAF and I look forward to posting mines and my GF's collection.

A question. Have any of you bought a few figures from a certain line and was completely satisfied with not buying anymore from the line? Like for example, I have just the Figuarts regular Son Goku and SDCC exclusive Piccolo and I have no interest in any other DBZ Figuarts. Same with MOTU Classics as I have just the updated He-Man and Battle Cat. Masterpiece Transformers tho?

"I wanna be the very best, like no one ever was..."
 
Yeah Hulkbuster's gonna be crazy expensive considering polystone version is $429.99:

All I can say is whomever has been collecting HT Iron Man has wallets none of us can compare XD, I mean seriously check out all the HT Iron Man there is below:
There lots of guys in the One Sixth republic group that have the entire released series of Iron Man HT figures. Some have even customized their own like Tank, Disco, etc. About 11k to collect all 43 figures if they end up releasing them all.








Here's the custom Tank (repainted Heart Breaker)



Notice the mini HT boxes?
 
A fuckin men brotha.

I'm happy for the genesis of Action FigureGAF and I look forward to posting mines and my GF's collection.

A question. Have any of you bought a few figures from a certain line and was completely satisfied with not buying anymore from the line? Like for example, I have just the Figuarts regular Son Goku and SDCC exclusive Piccolo and I have no interest in any other DBZ Figuarts. Same with MOTU Classics as I have just the updated He-Man and Battle Cat. Masterpiece Transformers tho?

"I wanna be the very best, like no one ever was..."
Pretty much how I am feeling with say the Kantai Collection, which I not trying to go deep into with here, but basically I love Kaga, and maybe beside Akagi (cause they are a duo), I really doubt I will look that much further at the nendoroids (and well overall from the series lol). Same with the new Bionicle line, which I think I'll be good with the jungle duo for a while.

Overall I don't think I would ever aim to complete a line outside of maybe pairs.
 
There lots of guys in the One Sixth republic group that have the entire released series of Iron Man HT figures. Some have even customized their own like Tank, Disco, etc. About 11k to collect all 43 figures if they end up releasing them all.
I see you have the Mark 42. Tell me more about it. Any major issues and are you happy with it? I'm seriously considering making my first Hot Toys purchase off of Sideshow ($25 discount + $15 back in rewards, just incentives for me to buy it).
 
There lots of guys in the One Sixth republic group that have the entire released series of Iron Man HT figures. Some have even customized their own like Tank, Disco, etc. About 11k to collect all 43 figures if they end up releasing them all.

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Here's the custom Tank (repainted Heart Breaker)

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Notice the mini HT boxes?
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O_____O Can understand why Hot Toys keep doing Iron Man then XD
 
Holy shit at that Iron Man collection. I couldn't even fathom how much that costs, although it is also probably the most impressive collection I've ever seen.
 
I don't know exactly what constitutes action figures in your dictionaries but lately I've gotten into collecting Bandai's Soul of Chogokin figures of old super robots from the 70's and 80's. The engineering on these toys (really more collectibles than toys) when it comes to their transformations and combinations is truly amazing. They're a bit pricey, ranging from $100-300 before you hit the aftermarket. One day I really want to get a Hot Toys figure just to compare the engineering between the two lines.

So far I've got GX-40 Godmars and GX-55 Tobikage and Houraioh. GX-62 Danguard A should arrive tomorrow. There's also a few I have on preorder like the reissue of Voltes V and the new GaoGaiGar.

Does anyone else collect or own a few of these?
 
I personally have seen many action figure posts there either receive negative replies or often outright ignored.
Really? I've been reading FigureGAF for a long time now and the only time I've seen negative reactions to Western stuff is when the figure posted was obviously low quality and poorly made, which is the same thing that people do when Eastern figures of low quality are posted. I don't really think it's fair to characterize the thread that way when it's pretty much the opposite whenever people do post Western stuff.

That said I don't really mind there being two threads. It looks like there's a bunch of crossover with FigureGAF already.