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What's everyone into?

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What type of action figures does everyone collect?

The following are my spheres of interest. :

G.I Joe 3 3/4 inch figures (vintage and new)

Star Wars figures (vintage and new)

I also have a few figures from verious other series like, Major Hawk Masterson from the Captain Power series from like 1987 or so, MOC. A Terminator 2 Terminator Bot MOC, A couple Elite Force figures MOC, Etc.
I like both "loose", and in-package figures. I am however real fussy about them being complete with all original accessories, thats my pet peeve.

Posted by [1MIND]Tear777
on Wednesday, March 2, 2005
User Comments
bigdaddyscott -
Sunday, March 8, 2009
yes man, you should do that. despite the owner guy kinda being a cheap snob sometimes... that place is still impressive.
posted sir!!!
Chancellor -
Saturday, March 7, 2009
yes man, you should do that. despite the owner guy kinda being a cheap snob sometimes... that place is still impressive.
BurningDoom -
Saturday, March 7, 2009
I collect most any figures from DC Comics and Marvel Comics, as well as Star Trek. I like the 6-8 inch figures the best. The 12-14 inch ones just take up too much room, and are reserved for only my very favorite characters like Green Lantern or Spider-Man. 3-4 inch figures are just too small, not enough detail and quality.

Some specific series I'm on the look-out for: DC Direct, DC Universe, Green Lantern, Crisis on Infinite Earths, Infinite Crisis, JSA, Shazam!, Marvel Legends, Marvel Select, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager.

bigdaddyscott -
Saturday, March 7, 2009
oh man that place is HEAVEN!!! I have pics of the place, I should post them!
Chancellor -
Friday, March 6, 2009
wow, sweet. yeah, I live in ferndale, and there are plenty of great comic book stores around that area, like time travelers on 12 mile! lots of great figures to buy there.
bigdaddyscott -
Friday, March 6, 2009
my son's are at 8 mile and gratiot, I work at 10 mile and hoover.I was raised on 6 mile and mound! been all over man!! small world!
Chancellor -
Friday, March 6, 2009
hah, 8 mile area
bigdaddyscott -
Friday, March 6, 2009
New Baltimore, 23 mile area, where you at sir??
themanintheanthill -
Friday, March 6, 2009
I've been collecting toys since I was old enough to point and say "I WANT!" Growing up in the '70's I was a Mego kid. Later I got into classic Star Wars and Super Powers/Secret Wars. The mid '80's were a dark time for teenage me. I burned or kitbashed a lot of my old favorites until there was nothing left. Happily Toy Biz came to the rescue in the 1990's and produced the first line of Marvel Super Heroes. I collected pretty much everything they put out and started doing new customs. I dropped out again a few years later but then LEGENDS hit and brought me right back in. At the moment I'm trying to fill in the holes in my LEGENDS collection and buying up loose figure for customs; I pick up the DC Universe figures when I see them but they don't give me the same rush. Chasing the plastic dragon and all that!

By the way, this is my first post. Howdy, folks!
Sarresh -
Thursday, February 5, 2009
I started out very young with the G.I. Joe figures. Taking 'em apart with a Philips head screwdriver and basically mixing and matching.
As I grew up, I became more and more interested in more articulation and height. I also grew fond of modeling clay and painting.
I have a couple of WIPs that include a 7 inch Nightmare from Soul Calibur 4 and a 6 inch Mandalore The Ultimate.

I'm into:
Marvel Legends ( Toybiz)
I'll use just about anything for fodder. I get most my things from Wal-Mart and the Goodwill store.
squeezeplay -
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
I started out when I was about 10 (1982), collecting MOTU, then went on to Go-Bots and various others while my friends were all collecting the more expensive stuff I REALLY wanted, like Joes and TFs. When I was about 14 I bought a pretty big TF collection for the time for $45 and sold it off about a month later for $150, which was about half what it was worth. From then til I was about 20 (1992) I didn't collect anything but comics (ended up w/about 10,000). In 1992 I gave up comics (cover prices went way up) and started collecting Joe and TF because a friend of mine collected and got me back into it. I went nuts with Joes and TFs for about 10 years, picking up Spawn and 5" Marvel collections along the way.

I now have approx. 700 small Joes, with a couple hundred vehicles/playsets, 500-600 TFs, had 325 5" Marvels (sold off 75 or so the other day), around 200 Spawns, and another 500-700 other misc. figures from that time period. Around 5-6 years ago I quit collecting TFs and Joes cause the stuff I didn't already have was mostly foreign excl. and way to exp. I also quit Spawn cause McFarlane took out most of the articulation and upped the price (bad move, Todd).

When Toy Biz went to 6" "enders" in the 5" line I was kinda ticked. I quit collecting the 5" stuff right before SMC/ML came out. When SMC/ML came out, I was already ticked about the death of the 5" stuff after I had put so much effort into it, and I resolved not to bother with ML/SMC at all. But when I saw SMC Hobgoblin and ML5 Ghost Rider, I knew I had to get "just a few". Mainly the horror char. I had never seen most of the best ML before series 9 in person so I didn't really know which ones were good and which were just mediocre. Then ML9 came out and I freaked. Once I saw Bullseye I knew the battle was over. I jumped into ML and didn't look back (much).

When I first started collecting, I went for at least one certain factor for each series I collected. In other words, I collected Joes cause of the articulation/size ratio, as well as the comic tie-in. TFs were cause of the complicated design, and comics/anime. Spawn was mainly for the sculpts/paintjobs. Marvel stuff was for the comic storylines exclusively.

But when Joes and TFs paled and ML came along, my collecting style changed completely. I gave up on the more expensive/less art. stuff and decided to settle on 6" super-articulated figures only. Since then I have collected ML/SMC, LCBH, SOTA SF, DCSH/UC, and anything else that fits roughly with those figures scale-wise and has over 21-30 POA (depending on size/type).
Punstarr -
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
If I buy anything, it's usually statues or McFarlane type figures that look realistic but have little to no articulation. I hate how articulation points usually look, especially ball joints.
jayce101maniac -
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
specialise in the mcfarlane horror and movie figures but now have moved into cult classics and related horror figures
hancock -
Friday, January 2, 2009
I collect anything I see and like. I do have a preference towards 80s figs though, Batman Animated as well
MrGore -
Friday, November 28, 2008
I don't really collect, I buy along figure that I like, in the end I get a mix of sizes that is very crappy like an emma frost nearly twice as big as my fav cyclops
Dorm -
Monday, September 15, 2008
I'm into...

Marvel Legends (have virtually all the Toybiz ones, but now just buy the odd Hasbro one)

Marvel Select (have only about 6 and will only buy those that fit with MLs)

DCSH/DCUC (got em all, they are awesome)

StreetFighters (have series 1-4, which I'm selling as a set)

Mezco Hellboy comic figs (awesome, I just need Kriegaffe to complete the series)

LCBH (got em all, great line, tragic how it died)

DC Direct (got most of the Justice figs and various figs that fit in scale-wise)
windblock2002 -
Sunday, September 14, 2008
I collect MOTU (He-man 200x) big fan Can't wait for the movie 2009 or 2010?
Bandai Godzilla's
Whole lot of custom!
Goldbug -
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
I've switched to total 3.75 inch or 1/18th scale figures. They also must have decent articulation.
G.I. Joe is my current obsession
Star Wars no Clones allowed I'm sticking with the original trilogy
1/18th figures like BBi Elite Force, Power Team Elite, old style o-ring Lanard Corps, etc
As you can tell from my nickname I'm also a long time Transformer fan. I'm into Masterpiece TFs now. Just waiting until they get another one out.
Chancellor -
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
I dunno, depends where you go. my targets and walmarts and TRU etc. etc. are totally cleaned out! where do you live in michigan?
bigdaddyscott -
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
that because michigan is a GREAT toy collecting state my friend!!
Chancellor -
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
DAMN!!! even the guy who started this is from MI!!!
Caffene -
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
I love the 3 inch gi joes as well, especially the new 25th anniversary guys

I liked Marvel Legends a lot until hasbro got a hold of them
the quality just seemed to go down.

when toybiz had the line the details were great, but now it just looks all shiny and kind of cheap.

I also like any video game toys, unless they're from xbox games of course.
bigdaddyscott -
Monday, August 25, 2008
my collection has changed several times. now I'm totally into Dragons! yes Todd started me, but there are some many other very cool ones. I went through my transformer phase as well, but man they mutiply like rabbits!!!
doctorwhoroxs1 -
Friday, August 22, 2008
my Targets are cr@ppy too.
Chancellor -
Friday, August 22, 2008
AHH! could this mean my new discovery, er... friend, could be long gone and has already out grown his collecting days? I'm still blaming him for why my targets are so crappy

or is it nightmare
Chancellor -
Friday, August 22, 2008
dude, you live in detroit? FINALLY!!! where at? I technically live in ferndale, near 8 mile and woodward. far out man, never thought there'd be another realmer in the detroit area!
Buzzy Fret -
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Oh My God. disturbedfan619 you really dug this topic out of a deep hole. Gotta commend you, most people just would've started a new thread.

DC Universe Classics

Marvel Legends

And then the oddball cool figure here and there that I usually end up chopping up for fodder.

Have been fighting the urge to buy Marvel Mighty Muggs. I bought the SDCC Exclusive Iron Man. The Dr Doom looks so cool, but I know if I buy him I'll be hooked and buying them all. And I can't do that... can't... musn't give in...
Sunday, August 10, 2008
I have a three shelf collection of TFs, some GI Joes, SWs, ML, probably anything with robots, ninjas, or sci fi.
MrBear -
Sunday, August 10, 2008
The only American figures I still collect, though it was a recent acquisition, is Justice League Unlimited. Besides that I collect various anime related figures including Gundam MS in Action, Revoltech Fraulein, Figma, and lots of random gashapon and PVC figures. I was collecting Star Wars and GI JOE 25th, but am sick of the insane prices and just feel unable to justify it anymore.
MrBlu -
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
I try to collect anything thats not super articculated like ML's are unless their SOTA figures and I try my hardest not to mess with those
molaram -
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
I have nearly all of the Thundercats figure and can't wait til the new ones come out with the new movie!!!

I also collect vintage Star Wars figures, some horror/zombie figures and vintage Transformers. I quite like the Transformers Animated figures too.
joey1212 -
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
ml scaled figs
disturbedfan619 -
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
transformers and.......... bionicles
Will Reid -
Friday, September 8, 2006
I collect and I customize... A little bit of everything
Henchmen4Hire -
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
I'm already sick of the Onslaught figs here in the U.S. Although I would like to have a Green Goblin and a Hobgoblin too...
hawkeye -
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
What is up with ML? I still havent seen any Onslaught figs yet, let alone any variants(and my lifeforce is riding on a Green Goblin). Im not holding my breath on the walmart series, being in Canada we get screwed out of them. Thats what im collecting along with GiJoe,LOTR, Some DC figs and anything else I run across and really like(AVP was pretty good)
The Omego Man -
Thursday, August 17, 2006
That photo digdaddscott posted is quite impressive. I wouldn?t like to bump into that lot in a dark alley.

My collection is not huge by any stretch. And no line is complete. I like sci-fi orientated stuff. Some Star Wars, Power of the Force/red and green card. Most of the Phantom Menace series 1 and some deluxe figs. I have some Mego, 8 Inch Star Trek and Wizard of Oz stuff. Some Stargate and Planet of the Apes stuff. Today I just bought a bunch of lord of the Rings figures on Ebay.
I think the Mego ?Ming? form Flash Gordon that is for sale on this site is quite stunning. Would certainly be the centre of my collection if I had it.
Henchmen4Hire -
Saturday, June 10, 2006
I've wanted to make a graveyard diorama but I just don't have the space to do it anymore! I could put the heads on the posts and the legs could be a fence, and the arms could be the archs over the fence...not that I've been thnking about it at all
Shinobitron -
Saturday, June 10, 2006
You think your sick I got my graveyard organized. Organization and destruction I think I need some help.
Henchmen4Hire -
Friday, June 9, 2006
Make a topic about people's toy graveyards and I'll post my mountain of dead men
ToymakerB -
Friday, June 9, 2006
I was trying to figure out what it is that I collect and as I looked around my work area, I realized that I am Freakin Dr Frankenstien!!!..I don't have one figure that doesn;t have a body part missing. I even tried collecting Superman figures and even they met an untimely demise. I"M SICK...Someone please help me. If I don't get help soon, my dog is gonna end up with cat ears.
realmchick -
Thursday, June 8, 2006
I am attempting to collect Go-Bots - which are sometimes difficult to find carded and in good shape, but the collection is growing.

The girl in me is trying to convince the husband that I should collect the Jump Tribe plush animals and books by Clive Barker.
Shinobitron -
Wednesday, June 7, 2006
Mainly Transformers and Gi Joe but I tend to pickup on a lot of Spider Man classic figures with the occasional Legends thrown in the mix.
GLslvrfan -
Saturday, May 20, 2006
Most of my stuff is DC. but the biggest majority of that is Green Lantern. I have several Marvel Legends, Thor, Juggernaught, and almost all of the Sentinel series besides Spiderman. Eventually I want all of the Apocalypse series just because the Apocalyspe figure looks so daggone awesome.
caretaker68 -
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Well some of my stuff is here, the stuff that I got on film before the camera died, the rest, well I have a few pix left that I need to show, not a lot though, so be on the lookout.
bigdaddyscott -
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
would really like to see your work!!!
caretaker68 -
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
I customize/personalize just about everything I collect with a lot of exceptions. Most of my stuff is Marvel Legends Characters I like I.e. Punisher, Wolverine, Captain America, etc. I have a lot of custom Spawns, Star Wars, Wrestler's up on the shelves. Until my camera went kapoot I was starting to show off my customs here, but for now, well.....
Henchmen4Hire -
Sunday, April 16, 2006
...I want to pet the horsie


Damn, everytime I see those old horse/rider sets they're like 50 bucks now!! I wanted to get some Mideviel Spawn villain with a big sword and people want 40 dollars for him when he was like 6 bucks at Toys R Us when he came out.

What the...Tiffany had a horse!? xD
bigdaddyscott -
Sunday, April 16, 2006
Glad to see I'm not the only one who missed out on the Gargoyles line. I saw them one time, passed up on them because they were $20 each sitting next to Realm of the Claw figures on clearance for $4.98. I figured it was only a matter of time before the Gargoyles were the same price. That never happend though. When TRU started dumping all the Stan Winstons for $1.98 I went to work every day hoping to see a few cases of the Gargoyles but never did

I wish they would at least get the Four Horsemen line done, that looked like it would have been an awesome line that line would have been awesome!! I had to make a "homemade" version to get me by!!
CJK Toy Bay -
Sunday, April 16, 2006
Glad to see I'm not the only one who missed out on the Gargoyles line. I saw them one time, passed up on them because they were $20 each sitting next to Realm of the Claw figures on clearance for $4.98. I figured it was only a matter of time before the Gargoyles were the same price. That never happend though. When TRU started dumping all the Stan Winstons for $1.98 I went to work every day hoping to see a few cases of the Gargoyles but never did

I wish they would at least get the Four Horsemen line done, that looked like it would have been an awesome line
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