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Star Wars Collectors Series 12in in Action Figure Chatter by Thehairydoc   
Monday, August 13, 2018
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Hello! I was wondering if anyone had a rough estimate how much a full collection of the 1st Gen collectors series would go for?...[See More]
need some help with marvel select and legends trench coat. in Action Figure Chatter by Devil of Hells Kitchen   
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
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I recently got the older Marvel select Gambit but I really wasn't liking the trench coat piece it came with so I removed it. I Don't need to make sleeves cause they're molded onto gambits arms. I'm not to sure how to execute this so any help will be appreciated. Also if anyone knows how tom make a trench coat for a legends punisher it'd be appreciated if you could give me a quick tutorial on how to make one....[See More]
Henchmen4Hire -
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
It helps to look up free patterns for clothes, then resize them as needed. Recently I had to make a big cloak and did it this way.

Sometimes you can even simplify the process since you can glue instead of sew, you don't have to hem everything, etc.

For example, trenchcoats are usually two halves stitched together, with the lower halves stitched on too, but I'm sure you can make the trenchcoat with one piece of fabric. You'll just have to measure for the arm holes, cut it out and slip it on. ...
bluestraveler -
Friday, August 10, 2018
Well,I always use the marvel legends nick fury or spider man noir sleeves and trench coat, but you could always use the noir jacket piece and leave the sleeves or resculpt the arms when needed. Now for softgoods, I would use spandex or heavy cotton simply because they don't fray as bad as cotton, of course I would make it a size smaller, that way it can fit a bit tighter, and work itself around the articulation.But cut it in two halves and add the sleeves and then sow the two halves together, it will look more realistic. hope this helps
Big Custom Figures in Action Figure Chatter by Randy Howard   
Friday, July 13, 2018
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Who are some great figure customizers that know how to make and sculpt on Big custom action figures. Like in the 8 to 10 inch scale?...[See More]
Henchmen4Hire -
Saturday, July 14, 2018
The only difference between customizing at small and larger scales is how much clay it takes to make stuff, so feel free to browse the showcase and see if anyone can sculpt at a level you want. Odds are they can do pretty well on a larger figure.

Granted though, larger scale means more details, so a sculpt can seem "cartoony" if not detailed or refined enough. Same goes for the paint job, though I've found it easier to paint large things.
Worst Deadpool custom EVER? in Action Figure Chatter by antithetical   
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
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Had this Ebay listing https://www.ebay.com/itm/worst-custom-d ... 3641.l6368 pop up at the bottom of the page while checking out newly posted customs, advertised as the "worst custom Deadpool figure ever made". So, has anyone seen worse? I'm sure it exists. At the same time I feel like this would be almost essential for any true Deadpool fan. Regardless, it did kinda make my morning. ...[See More]
Henchmen4Hire -
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Deadpool AND John Cena!? Two of the most over-hyped characters ever, mashed together into one super-hype, er, I mean, superhero!? Amazing!

I feel like my early customs could rival that atrocity, but I like that that PoolCena even manages to look sticky through the grainy pics lol
ML value question in Action Figure Chatter by TheRubicon   
Monday, July 9, 2018
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Hey all, can any one shd some light on how much an opened action figure really drops in value? I have a Spidey Noire and a Spider woman that I'd like to open and pise, but they will never be customized or really played with. Thank you!...[See More]
TheRubicon -
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Yeah, I figured that. I have no intention of looking at a figure with business intentions, just didn't want to be the dumb guy. I'm still kicking myself over Exosquad
Acid Rain World K6 Jungle Chapel HETT 600k - wow in Action Figure Chatter by Stimulant   
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
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I cannot recommend the chapel enough, such a brilliantly thought out and made toy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-6-zdZuCUQ...[See More]
Worst Deadpool custom EVER? in Action Figure Chatter by antithetical   
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
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Had this Ebay listing https://www.ebay.com/itm/worst-custom-d ... 3641.l6368 pop up at the bottom of the page while checking out newly posted customs, advertised as the "worst custom Deadpool figure ever made". So, has anyone seen worse? I'm sure it exists. At the same time I feel like this would be almost essential for any true Deadpool fan. Regardless, it did kinda make my morning. ...[See More]
antithetical -
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
ML value question in Action Figure Chatter by TheRubicon   
Monday, July 9, 2018
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Hey all, can any one shd some light on how much an opened action figure really drops in value? I have a Spidey Noire and a Spider woman that I'd like to open and pise, but they will never be customized or really played with. Thank you!...[See More]
Henchmen4Hire -
Monday, July 9, 2018
You're not going to buy a house by selling MLs. You may buy a figure now for 20, and in 10 years people will pay 40 because it's out of production, but waiting 10 years to make so little is a terrible investment. You could just go dig ditches for a day and make 4 times that profit.

Just enjoy your figures, don't worry about it.

If you want to get into the reselling/scalping game, look into Funko POPs and similar collectible lines. They constantly have limited editions and the fans are rabid enough to pay anything.
antithetical -
Monday, July 9, 2018
I'll second what the venerable Henchmen said, just go ahead and display and pose your figures and enjoy them, why have them otherwise? 99% of the time if I get a packaged figure the box ends up opened and then goes in the trash.
Glued on helmet in Action Figure Chatter by MidgetSpiderman   
Sunday, July 8, 2018
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Recently I purchased a TMNT Shredder action figure from 2007, It came at a great price! I only paid 2$ for the thing, but sadly the helmet is glued on. Im not sure what glue it is but i imagine super glue, ive heated the helmet up and tried to pry it off but it accomplished nothing. Any ideas or help would be greatly appreciated!...[See More]
antithetical -
Monday, July 9, 2018
Are you using boiling water or a hair dryer to heat up the part? I use a hair dryer and I've usually been able to break stuff loose even after super-gluing it together, it just takes applying enough heat and working the part loose, which sometimes requires I repeat the heating process a few times. I'm not familiar with the TMNT figures, is the helmet actually a separate piece?
MidgetSpiderman -
Monday, July 9, 2018
For this particular figure it is indeed separate, the seller just glued it for lord know what reason, I've tried it with a hair dryer. I may try repeating this process, perhaps the water technique might help since it would actually flow into the helmet, how hot do you reckon I can get it before it actually damages my figure?

Thank you for your response and help
bluestraveler -
Friday, August 10, 2018
Well, paint thinner or mineral spirts, but I have found that enamel thinner works for removing or weaking glues and various adhesives, but be careful simply because it can eat away some of the plastic or paint.
Metal Titanfall Weapons for 6in. and 3.75in. Figures in Action Figure Chatter by Henchmen4Hire   
Saturday, July 7, 2018
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I totally forgot I bought these a while ago on clearance at Game Stop, they were $2 a pop. I was hoping they were 6-inch scale and well...

Some are, some aren't. Here's a pic with 6-inch Star Wars figures. The sub-machineguns look really nice, but the sniper is very small, looking a lot better with 3.75in. G.I. Joe figures.

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They're blind-box metal guns, and I'm not surprised they were on clearance because the retail asking price was godamn ridiculous.

Here's a video showing the other guns in the series.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybqsU5aXtA4

So if you find them cheap, they're definitely worth picking up.

I will say though, I don't understand why the detail is "soft...[See More]
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