What do you do with your figures?
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What do you do with your figures?

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Do you actually play with them?
or you just collect?
or you customize just to sell?

myself, I have a grampa who has a small toy store, so I never grew tired of actually playing with figure, although right now my grampa store doesn't really have a lot of good figures, just the more commercial ones, and I got into customizing initially cause my bros broke the figures and I had to fix them, still don't have yet any work worthy putting up on the site, but I plan getting good at it, and actually sell stuff, like when I do something for myself I keep it, but will redo and sell if solicited.

and if you play, how you do it?

myself, I basically created my own universe with all chars I got, sorta story line of the game MK vs DC, but I created that story like when I was 8, to be able to put some chars together, then I created sorta main plot, what toys will be in the game play, and out, and I had my toys, my bros had their own, and each chars sorta interacted, with each other so we see as plot goes, after a while we decided we had to make it so my heros only fight my villains, since playing a fight with my bros consists on them smacking they figure against mine and then stretch their arm far away so I can't do the same, I like to pretend some fight choreography.
Now I don't live with my bros any more, and don't have much time, we used to spend an whole evening and night with a game play, sorta like play one saga on a comic book, we had to start it and then end, anyway, I now live with my GF, and she also like toys, she's more into dolls, so I'll just had a universe with giant women to my story, so we can play together, lol

this idea also covers my punisher from spiderman animated series being really short, and other size issues, since it can be a punisher from a realm where people are all small, although I rather have correct size proportions

Posted by MrGore
on Friday, December 5, 2008
User Comments
kdawg01970 -
Friday, October 19, 2012
I keep everything moc except my Marvel Legends that I pose on several shelves.
shapp -
Monday, October 15, 2012
That is one of the best traditions I have ever heard!
Xem -
Saturday, October 13, 2012
I collect and pose. Some figures I keep in their boxes, others I take out (especially if I have doubles)

I do have a pretty standard tradition, however. Any time I obtain a new female ML or DCU, I will take pictures of an Iron Man figure (extremis stealth variant, usually) promptly grabbing their hind-quarters with his open hand and then violently spam said picture on my fiance's facebook with all caps messages saying something like "HE'S AT IT AGAIN!!!!"
Wolverhulk Iron Spideysurfer -
Saturday, October 13, 2012
I mostly collect and display, customize mostly for my own collection but also as a hobby business, and I play with my nephew all the time. but not with the good stuff, just the fodder bin for epic family room battling. so the only playing most of my collection gets is cleaning and altering poses. all vehicles are fair game for flying around. anakin's fighter randomly takes off from the fridge quite a bit now that I think about it. lol
Darththomas -
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Give in to the urge, you'll feel better for it
actionfigurefury -
Monday, October 8, 2012
I collect and sell. I will sometimes pick up a few extra figures for trading/selling.
NotMao -
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Currently, I just collect and leave boxed. Really bad urges just rip them open and play though.
Therapist -
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Same here. I can't think of any of my collections that never get played with
Dr. Snorable -
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Collect and play
squeezeplay -
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Exactly. Collect loose for display.

Once a new figure goes into a group, you can revise the poses of the other char. all you need to.
scarecrow studios -
Thursday, December 25, 2008
I collect, but I open and pose them. my display is like my bonsai tree, I stand there and constantly refine the poses and groupings.
darknite8200 -
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
I collect and play.I like wonder womans idea of playing though.
Top-notch comix -
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
stop motion rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Shadow_Stealer -
Saturday, December 20, 2008
I'm mainly a collector myself, but I ocassionally make stop motion animation videos.
Wonder***Woman -
Saturday, December 20, 2008
I try
I couldn't find a camera so thats an image curtisy of my scanner
Her legs were chained too but you can't see it in the scan
Sorry but she just has the classic 50's pinup body so why not?
HeartBreakKid -
Friday, December 19, 2008
I play with my figure and come up with little story arcs that last a week or so to finish
Oh and one more thing before I shut up, that is quite disturbing Wonder***Woman
Wonder***Woman -
Friday, December 19, 2008

Thats how I play lmao
Top-notch comix -
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
collect and play... and yes, I do the little slow motion thing too
Henchmen4Hire -
Thursday, December 11, 2008
MrGore -
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Sure, duh, lol, although I'm more of a melee fight player
Thor the Mighty -
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
I mainly collect figures but I admit to playing with them at times. I plan on selling a few soon.
Danogeddon -
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Play! They're great for working out frustrations or expressing yourself, and if you do creative writing (as I do) they're BRILLIANT for dealing with writer's block!

That said, I don't play with them enough. Keep meaning too but really I just sort of fidget with whatever's around depending on mood.

(Anyone else like to move them around in slow motion, like they're jumping in bullet-time style...?)
MrGore -
Saturday, December 6, 2008
I some times play some great tournament that all main villains kidnap heroes to go into, I have lots of fun with figures who have lots of weapons since I play they get disarmed, but they draw one more weapon then they catch each other fallen weapons, and other fun stuff
Wonder***Woman -
Friday, December 5, 2008
I collect my favorites and cool stuff and play.
And by play I mean like the 40's Wonder Woman-esque way. Bondage thats all I'm sayin )
CplHicks -
Friday, December 5, 2008
I collect and play.

When I play with my figures it's more of a street fighter sort of thing (but with weapons)

I make robocop fight Cpl Hicks or hellboy fight bizareo. That sort of thing.
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