Starting out: Buying from the "real" store vs. dol
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Starting out: Buying from the "real" store vs. dol

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I'm very, very new to figure customization and was wondering if anyone could offer some advice about where to buy bodies.

Is it necessary to buy figures from, say, a comic book store or Toys R Us rather than picking them up from a dollar store? The price difference isn't really a concern but if I'm going to mess something up with practice, would it still be better to buy a "real" figure instead of the kind at a discount store? The plastic is probably not the same quality but I wasn't sure if the difference is significant enough for practice purposes.

Thanks for any help!

Posted by hamlette
on Saturday, May 23, 2009
User Comments
hamlette -
Sunday, May 24, 2009
That's a good idea. Thanks
DouglasClay -
Sunday, May 24, 2009
If you pay attention to Ebay you can get a lot with multiple figures for around $30.

Back in December I got(all loose) Hulk(Galactus BAF), Mr Sinister, X3 Colossus, Angel, Archangel, FO Red Skull, Black Panther, Leader, and Wonderman for $27 + S&H.
Goldenwolf -
Saturday, May 23, 2009
ml= Marvel Legends
hamlette -
Saturday, May 23, 2009
What are "ml" figures? And thanks for the advice
flawpunk -
Saturday, May 23, 2009
I would say get some ml figures from kbtoys they usually have a few for $5. Or eBay, sometimes you can get them really cheap. And always look out for yard sales or flea markets to get a bunch of loose figures
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