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El Chuxter
12-12-2002, 02:37 PM
(I'm putting this under GD since I don't think it really fits in any of the SW toy forums or under the Toys: Other forums.)

The year is almost up, and I think it's time to share what our favorites have been from the past year from all toy lines. Use whatever criteria you wish, post in any format, just have at it. The only rule I'll set up is that all toys had to have been originally released in 2002. :)

I was going to do a top ten, but there were 24 (yeah, I know it's an odd number) that I thought really deserved recognition. I haven't gotten (or even seen in person) Ephant Mon, Orko, Teela, or the new Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets figures, all of which I have a feeling would rearrange this list somewhat. I don't collect the LOTR figures, though they look pretty nice, so I can't really include any of them in my list.

24. Ram Man
This is less here because of the quality of the figure (though it's very good, it pales next to a lot of other figures from the year) than as to how he completely floored me when I opened him. Seeing that he had the same gimmick that made the original Ram Man the single worst figure of all time, my expectations were zero, but the new Ram Man is a pretty awesome little figure.

23. The Fox (KISS Creatures)
I don't have this figure yet, but it really warms my little headbanging heart that, after Gene Simmons figures galore, we finally get the late, great Eric Carr immortalized in plastic. The best likeness of the KISS Creatures series, and worth the wait. (Now I wonder what the chances are of a Vinnie Vincent figure to round out the KISS collection?)

22. Disco Stu
I've gotten out of collecting Simpsons except for a few choice figures, of which Disco Stu is the coolest. This is more a case of "sweet--they actually made this!" than "this figure rocks!" But Stu's one of my favorite obscure Simpsons characters (second only to Guy Incognito), so I have to give him credit.

21. Aloha Stitch
Technically not an action figure, but a plush toy, this is one of the most fun toys I've ever seen. Sure, he just spouts canned responses to preprogrammed commands, but he has two different moods that determine his responses. And some of them are laugh-out-loud funny. ("Are you hungry?" "Not anymore. I ate your dinner!")

20. Darth Vader: Bespin Duel
I've wanted this figure for years, but was slightly disappointed by the inclusion of lame action features. This doesn't keep it from ranking, though.

19. Preview Jango
The best 3.75" Jango to date, and a piece that perfectly whet our appetites for the AOTC figures. Too bad most of them didn't live up to this standard.

18. He-Man
This is to the classic He-Man as we are to the amoeba. I probably don't need to say more.

17. Tuxedo Kermit
My favorite of the Muppets figures, the likeness of this TRU exclusive is spot-on and the articulation is excellent.

16. Watto
Yeah, he's a little statue, but I really dig this figure. Not sure if it's the stand, the likeness, the "motion capture" wings, or the perfect expression on his face.

15. Unleashed Maul
Another statue, but one of the best Mauls we've gotten. I know I'm in a minority, but this, Sith Lord Darth Maul, and the Deluxe Training Maul are the Mauls to judge all the many other Mauls by.

14. Beach Head vs Dr Mindbender
The only GIJoe 2-pack to rank. Most people prefer Snake Eyes vs Cobra Commander, but Snakes has his flaws and CC is mediocre at best. Whereas Beach Head is absolutely perfect, and the Mindbender is almost as good.

13. TIE Bomber
Of the vehicles from 2002, this is the best by far. It was one of the most anticipated SW vehicles, and didn't disappoint one bit. Well, unless you count the lousy pack-in figure.

12. Samurai Man-At-Arms
I was pleasantly surprised by all the Samurai figures, which I thought were a complete waste until I saw them. Ol' Duncan is by far the best of the bunch.

11. Chewbacca: Cloud City Capture
A super-articulated, good likeness Chewie on proper scale! Finally! This would rank much higher had Hasbro included a bowcaster, or if the C-3PO wasn't a cheap waste of plastic.

10. Dr Doom
Of the Marvel Legends I've opened, Doom is my least favorite, but, hey, it's a super-articulated, kick-butt Dr Doom! What's with the removable mask and normal-looking human face, though?

9. Bespin Luke
Another excellent Saga figure hampered by a lousy gimmick. Like Chewie, this could've been one of the five best action figures ever. Why can't Hasbro learn? Sigh.

8. Clonetrooper
The only AOTC figure better than Preview Jango. If articulation and cool accessories are gimmicks, why not give them to all the Collection 1 Saga figures? It beats quick-draw action by a mile!

7. Skeletor
No Spin Blades, no samurai armor, no sound chip, just a cool sword and a ram-head staff. Like He-Man, a vast improvement over the original. And Skeletor was a cooler figure to begin with.

6. Ultimate Jango 12"
The definitive Jango Fett, with every feature one could think of. One of the best 12" figures to date.

5. Iron Man
I've never been an Iron Man fan, but this figure is absolutely incredible. About the only thing it doesn't have is a removable chestplate so you can see the shrapnel in his heart.

4. 12" Dooku
The best 12" SW figure ever. The new body sculpt is a dramatic improvement over the older figures in both articulation and proportion, and the facial likeness is dead-on.

3. Tri-Klops
Wow. This figure is one of the most gorgeous of all time. His "defensive stance" sculpt is awesome, and the light pipe in his head is one of the best uses for this feature (and the best camouflaged) in any figure that's used it. Hard to find, but worth the search.

2. The Thing
The best of the Marvel Legends series is Aunt Petunia's favorite nephew, the cute and cuddly Ben Grimm. Like the other legends, he's articulated out the wazoo, and the likeness is the best of the series.

1. Trap-Jaw
In my opinion, not only the best figure of 2002, but the best figure ever. The detailing is exquisite, the paint application immaculate, and the action features are functional and don't detract one bit from the figure. I hope the MOTU line brings more figures of this quality in the future.

QLD
12-12-2002, 02:56 PM
I don't know if I could name 20, but I will just name a few I like, that I own, since I don't really collect the Joes, Simpsons, Transformers, or He-Man.

McFarlane Sports - Michael Vick
McFarlane Sports - Greg Maddux
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - Li Mu Bai
Marvel Legends - The Hulk
Marvel Legends - Captain America
Marvel Legends - Iron Man
SW Saga - Bespin Luke
SW Saga - Bespin Vader
WWE Unchained Fury - Booker T.
WWE Unchained Fury - The Hurricane

darthvyn
12-12-2002, 04:58 PM
what about "lord of darkness" from "legend"? this fig is amazing! or the super-articulated t-800 endoskeleton? other than that, i'm wichoo on most of the list, and i like your inclusion of li mu bai, QLD...

JediTricks
12-12-2002, 06:36 PM
Not much stands out in my mind for 2002, I may have bought a lot, but little has said "I am superior!!!" to me. I'm basing my list on stuff I actually kept around, added to my displays, or kept handy so I could actually play with if the mood struck me.

So, here's my list in no particular order:
He-Man (MOTU - Mattel)
Skeletor (MOTU - Mattel)
Deluxe C-3PO (Star Wars - Hasbro)
Jango Fett's Slave I (Star Wars - Hasbro)
Jango Fett's Slave I (SW:AOTC - LEGO)
Captain America (Marvel Legends - Toy Biz)
Iron Man (Marvel Legends - Toy Biz)
Shining Gundam (G-Gundam - Bandai)
11" Mega Shining Gundam (G-Gundam - Bandai)
Deluxe Ashura Gundam (G-Gundam - Bandai)
Bolt Gundam (G-Gundam - Bandai)
Gundam Maxter (G-Gundam - Bandai)
Deluxe Sazabi (Gundam: Char's Counter Attack - Bandai)
X-wing Adventure (Star Wars Playskool - Hasbro)
Enterprise 12" electronic starship (Enterprise - Art Asylum)

He-Man and Skeletor are great figs, they'd go on the list. I haven't bought anything else in the MOTU line though.

Deluxe C-3PO would go on my list because it's such a fun and creative set. Slave I is pretty cool too, it'd make my list... come to think of it, Lego's Slave I gets on my list as well. Not much else in SW would though, it wasn't much of a year for my tastes - it's the first year since '95 that I haven't been a figure completist. Some other SW figs and toys are "good", but not quite excellent enough for my list, toys like Jango KE, Luke Bespin, Dexter, the Jedi Starfighter, 12" Dooku, and Anakin's speeder would probably top my SW list but don't make my all-toys list. The TIE Bomber won't make my list simply because of the difficulty I had getting one.

The Star Wars Playskool sets are a lot of fun and pull off the "super deformed" feeling nicely. I don't have the prequel ones, but the CT ones are great. While I like all of 'em, I think only the X-wing Adventure set really stands up as a great all around toy, lots of cool interactivity between the figs and the ship, plus Vader is just so neat. The Millennium Falcon Adventure set is good too, but it's not quite on the same level as the X-wing IMO, there's just something I can't put my finger on that prevents me from putting it on my list.

Marvel Legends Captain America and Iron Man would definitely make my list, these are 2 of the coolest figs ever - well made and a good price.

G-Gundam's Shining Gundam, both 4" and 12", would make my list. G-Gundam's Ashura Gundam, boxed Master Gundam with mobile horse Fuunsaiki, Bolt Gundam, Neros Gundam, and Gundam Maxter are all fantastic figs with great accessories. I'm not sure they'd all go on my list, but it'll be tough to decide which of those impresses me the least. It was a good year for Gundam figs.

I would definitely have put Super Poseable Spider-Man from the Spider-Man movie on my list, but it was technically released in 2001, so I didn't include it. However, that is probably figure of the year to me... just can't figure out which year to put it in. ;)

Art Asylum's 12" Enterprise is probably my favorite toy of the year, it's just so dang good. Great looks, nearly perfect design, electronics that don't interfere with the toy's design, and even a cool stand make this one stand above the rest.


I wish I had more for my list, but I haven't enjoyed the toys from 2002 very much, looking around I see almost nothing new in my collection that I really treasure from this year. The biggest heartbreaker for me is probably Transformers, the new Armada line is simply a let-down for me. Another downer has been a fairly weak showing from Lego, just not a lot of great sets this year with the company concentrating on stuff I simply didn't feel drawn to like Galidor and the Bionicle additions. There are a few toys out there I still haven't experienced yet like 12" Jango, Master Replica's FX sabers, and 11" Sazabi (which Bandai made exclusive to BJ's Warehouse club, who are nowhere to be found), so I simply can't include them until I actually get my hands on 'em.

187-Maul
12-13-2002, 08:40 AM
just some figs I really, really liked this year:

Spawn Deluxe Boxed (Mcfarlane Toys, Spawn series 21)
Skullsplitter (Mcfarlane Toys, Spawn series 22)
Valkerie (Mcfarlane Toys, Spawn series 22)
T-800 Endoskeleton (Mcfarlane Toys, Movie Maniacs V)
Darth Maul (Hasbro, Unleashed)
Luke Skywalker Bespin (Hasbro, Saga)
Clonetrooper (red) (Hasbro, Saga)
Count Dooku (Hasbro, Saga)

The 'Xir
12-13-2002, 08:41 PM
Well, I don't know about the best of 2002, but the hottest of Christmas 2002 is the Mini RC cars, and my company's GOT 'EM!!! If you can find them anywhere, almost every retailer has them for $19.99, but here at American Peddler we're wholesaling them for $9.99 + S&H!!!!!!!!!!
ask about qty discounts!
Interested?
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Beast
12-13-2002, 08:59 PM
Originally posted by The 'Xir
Well, I don't know about the best of 2002, but the hottest of Christmas 2002 is the Mini RC cars, and my company's GOT 'EM!!! If you can find them anywhere, almost every retailer has them for $19.99, but here at American Peddler we're wholesaling them for $9.99 + S&H!!!!!!!!!!
ask about qty discounts!
Interested?
Email me at al45sixsir@aol.com :D
Wow, that was an extremely tacky way to try to sell things. :rolleyes: :p

MTFBWY and HH!!

Jar Jar Binks

Jedi_Master_Guyute
12-13-2002, 09:34 PM
Simpsons Main Street- Dear God, this thing is CRAZY!!!
Marvel Legends- Hulk

That's all off the top of my head. :D

Darth Cruel
12-13-2002, 09:52 PM
I would have to review all of my figures to make an accurate list. But I can easily say that right behing the Marvel Legends line (MAN! I can't wait for Thor and Ghost Rider!) are the "The Two Towers" figures. Toybiz appears to be serious about making OUTSTANDING figures for us collectors. They need to be given big credit.

So off the top of my head, my list would have to look like this

1)Super poseable Spider-Man (Spider-Man) - This figure combines the very best of articulation with a sculpt that is near perfection in the scale department and a paint job that holds it's own with no effort, not to mention MY favorite feature...NO GIMMICKS! If it needed accessories it just might be the best action figure ever made.

2)Iron Man, The Thing, Namor, Dr. Doom, The Human Torch, Captain America (Marvel Legends) - This entire line is without a doubt the best toyline ever done. Has anyone found something NOT to like about these? Even the availability is good at worst. The Toad sucks in the articulation department, but that is about the only flaw in the whole line.

3) Legolas, Easterling, Gondorian Ranger, Sauron, Treebeard (The Two Towers) - Also nearly perfect action figures. Sculpt, paint, and articulation come together to make these figures a treasure!

4) 12" Count Dooku (Star Wars) - The sculpt is unmistakeable and Hasbro is finally kicking on well articulated 12" action figures. But there is still a long way to go.

5) Ephant Mon (ROTJ) - Probably the best 3 3/4" action figure Hasbro has done, but only because any more articulation would be useless. The sculpt and paint job are without equal in the Star Wars lines.

Personally I hope Hasbro doesn't improve the figures for next year. Because of the poor quality of most of the figures put out this year, I have decided it will be a good time to take a little break from buying them. But it will hurt even more not to buy all of the TTT figures. I will trade for what I can as I do have a ton of extra stuff.

jjreason
12-13-2002, 10:36 PM
Im very happy with my Heroclix collection, toys or game pieces you be the judge, but they're darned addictive, and fairly fun little repros of my Marvels. The Legends line is mental - so close to perfect on all fronts they deserve all the props above. Legolas from TTT looks exactly right, and I just found Saruman the white tonight - it's amazing. ToyBiz has definitely stepped up for TTT, the figures look a lot better.

Star Wars favourites this year: R2 Coruscant Sentry with sounds, Zam Wessel with face reveal and quick draw, Bespin Luke, Ephant Mon and the wonderful Nexu deluxe figure. Yay toys!

darthvyn
12-13-2002, 11:35 PM
i can't believe no one else said (and i forgot...) the muppet show figures!!! they are sooooooooo awesome and well done - epecially the playsets!

i just found the last crazy harry from series 2 in my local TRU - it was the last ser. 2 fig there! i was psyched. i think it will be part of my brother's x-mas gift, as i gave him the entire first series for his b-day...

i also found a dr. teeth for me, and the tux kermit TRU exclusive - don't know if he got that one yet, or if it's for me.

otherwise, i got the enterprise NX-01. don't know if it's for me yet, either. probably, though...:evil: :D

EDIT: well, it didn't take too long... the NX-01 is mine... i opened it... i really love the "breaking down" action! this thing looks really cool. i hope they make the other ships like they have on the drawing board...

JediTricks
12-14-2002, 03:10 AM
darthvyn, Ent-A is confirmed and Ent-E is very nearly confirmed as well. Still in negotiations is approval for AA's Reliant and TOS Enterprise prototypes.

Eternal Padawan
12-14-2002, 05:10 AM
The three M's ruled 2K2. Masters of the Universe, Marvel Legends and Muppets.


Star Wars gets an honorable mention for having SOME cool stuff. Too bad we had to suffer a larger amount of crap in the line.

Lord of the Rings had Aragorn and Brego, Treebeard, and Sauron at the top of my list.

The T-800 Endoskeleton was cool enough for me to buy and display. Now I need an Alien, a Predator, and a Robocop to go with it.

Here's hoping Mattel comes out with some kickass 6 inch DC figures to complement the Marvel Legends.

darthvyn
12-14-2002, 09:28 AM
Originally posted by JediTricks
darthvyn, Ent-A is confirmed and Ent-E is very nearly confirmed as well. Still in negotiations is approval for AA's Reliant and TOS Enterprise prototypes.

cool!


Originally posted by Eternal Padawan
The T-800 Endoskeleton was cool enough for me to buy and display. Now I need an Alien, a Predator, and a Robocop to go with it.


alien vs. predator boxed set is coming with this series of movie maniacs... here's hoping robocop is in the next one!

Wolfwood319
12-14-2002, 01:30 PM
Best overall Line: MOTU

Favorite figures of the year:

1. Skeletor
2. Legolas
3. Trap-Jaw
4. Beastman
5. Gandalf w/ Shadowfax
6. Viking Spawn (mass release)
7. Man-At-Arms
8. Aliens vs. Predator Boxed Set
9. Dr. Doom
10. He-Man

"Masters" dominated this year, no doubt. But I was also surprised at Toybiz with Two Towers and Marvel Legends. Very nice lines there. McFarlane also gave us some good figures this year as well.

Stinker of the year goes to Hasbro, for not giving me one memorable figure this year.

187-Maul
12-14-2002, 02:00 PM
I have to add Alien vs Predator deluxe boxed set (Mcfarlane, MM V) to my list
I got the set today and it's so cool, one of my favorite items I got all year!

and darthvyn, the next movie maniacs linw will only consist of 2 aliens, 2 predators, and a deluxe boxed alien queen
so let's hope robocop will be included in the MM line in 2 years...

The 'Xir
12-14-2002, 08:40 PM
originally posted by JJ: Wow, that was an extremely tacky way to try to sell things.

Gee thanX Jar Jar!!! I specialize in tackiness! and That's for free!!!!! :D :crazed: :rolleyes:

darthvyn
12-14-2002, 11:41 PM
Originally posted by 187-Maul

and darthvyn, the next movie maniacs linw will only consist of 2 aliens, 2 predators, and a deluxe boxed alien queen
so let's hope robocop will be included in the MM line in 2 years...

wow, you're right... here's the story on mcfarlane.com

http://mcfarlane.com/news/news2.aspx?id=12072

they do look awesome! i still want them to make a tyler durden and narrator figures from fight club. i think they would fit in with the other maniacs quite nicely!

Darth Cruel
12-15-2002, 02:30 PM
How could I have forgotten Toybiz's Spider-Man Classics Hobgoblin Figure. Gotta be one of the nicest figures ever done! All the way down to the super poseability.

sith_killer_99
12-15-2002, 03:32 PM
Well, my personal favorite has to go to...

TRU Re-issue Optimus Prime:D

Honerable mention goes to the new MOTU line as well the new Marvel figures...way to take a que from the popularity of the Spiderman line!;)

As for Star Wars:

TIE Bomber
Ephant Mon
Clone Trooper (preview and SAGA)
Jango Fett (perview)
Royal Guard (thank you! thank you! thank you!)
Watto
Yoda WITH lightsaber!

Just to name a few.

JediTricks
12-15-2002, 10:24 PM
I'd add Deluxe Clone Trooper w/ Speederbike to my list, and take off one of the G-gundam figs (probably Ashura) for it to fit.

Jayspawn
12-16-2002, 12:15 AM
The Tops of my favorite figures of 2002!

- Captain America and Iron Man (Marvel Legends Series 1, Toy Biz) Super posable. The right accessories. They have the right likenesses and the retail price was fantastic!

- Legolas, Sauron and Treebeard (LOTR The Two Towers, Toy Biz) Another great Toy Biz line. The detail and craftsmanship, outstanding! The shelf price is great too! Toy Biz is hitting McFarlane quality as well as maintaining playability. That scores big points with kids and collectors.

- Beaker, Crazy Harry, and Animal (The Muppet Show, Palisades) What excellent detail. Palisades has captured all the detail of these nostalgic characters. The sculpting of the Muppet texture is outstanding. It's the way the figures should be done.

- 12" Sean Connery as James Bond and Joseph Wiseman as Dr. No (007 Dr. No, Sideshow Toy) The likeness of the actors is unbeatable. Each 12" figure is a work of art. I look forward the the rest of the 007 line.

- Yoda, Count Dooku, Ephant Mon, Clone Pilot (Star Wars, Hasbro) Yoda for starters, is the a--kicking Jedi Master and he comes with a cane and lightsaber. I've always wanted a Yoda figure to come with a lightsaber. Count Dooku is a great figure because it looks just like Christopher Lee and includes the Dark Lord's cool lightsaber. Plus it looks just like Christopher Lee. And Ephant Mon...if you've seen the figure you'll know he's cool! The Clone Pilot is great because he goes with the cool Republic Gunship and hes a cool looking figure anyways.

- Captain Archer, T'Pol, Malcom Reed and Travis Mayweather (Enterprise, Art Asylum) New Star Trek figures at long last. Not to mention they look just like the actors and have a bunch of accessories and extra hands to hold them all.

- 12" Count Dooku and Ultimate Jango Fett (Star Wars, Hasbro) The new Dooku has a new 12" body with extra articulation. We're all about that. On top of all that, the likeness of Christopher Lee is amazing! The Ultimate Jango Fett is great because it comes with a TON of accessories and armor and it is all removable and looks good on the figure. Plus is looks just like Temura Morrison- who is cool!

- The Enterprise NX-01 (Enterprise, Art Asylum) At last, a toy model of the Enterprise with lights and sounds. It looks and sounds great! And it comes with a nifty stand. We're all looking forward to the next ships with this detail.

- Heman, Skeletor, Ram Man, Merman (Masters of the Universe, Mattel) New and updated Heman figures. I as well as many other Collector's grew up with the original toys and are pleased with the sculpting. Mattel kind of threw us a curve ball.

- Darth Tyranus, Padme Amidala, Mace Windu and Darth Vader UNLEASHED (Star Wars, Hasbro) These 4 characters in particular have great poses and were sculpted very well. They make for excellent display pieces.

I hope these companies keep it up for next year.

* I neglected to mention Playmates and McFarlane Toys. I have been a fan of theirs in the past however this last year, these above companies have raised the bar and standards for action figures.

plasticfetish
12-16-2002, 12:54 AM
Originally posted by 187-Maul
... the next movie maniacs linw will only consist of 2 aliens, 2 predators, and a deluxe boxed alien queen ...

Ahh ... I was so over the whole McFarlane thing because of all the quality problems I kept having with them breaking the second you pulled them out of the bubble ... but those are gonna look very very nice. Drat!

OK.
Best of 2002?
In no particular order ... as rated by my personal opinion and the opinions that I've observed from Plasticfetish Jr. (my 5 year old son) ...
12" Count Dooku - I'm still so amazed that Christopher Lee was in the movie ... and to have such a nice action figure of him is pretty much the tops for me. If I wasn't a toy nerd or a Sci-Fi nerd ... just and only a Horror film nerd ... I'd still dig this.
The entire He-Man line - I've spent a great deal of my life making fun of the He-Man line ... my little brother played with/was obsessed with the OG line and now, my own son L-O-V-E-S this line. They're sturdy, look good (?), stand up and pose where you put 'em and are fun to play with. Not to mention ... the cartoon doesn't suck. AND ... they mix pretty well with the old toys when the kid plays with them. Very nice Mattel!
Ephant Mon - I like plastic and this figure's got it. Looks good on the card ... I'll tell you how fun it is to play with (hah) come X-mas morning.
TF commemorative Optimus Prime - The fact that it was built or that any of this retro series is being sold isn't too amazing ... after all, where there's a buck (or 40) to be made, Hasbro will try to make it. If you're a Transformers fan you have to give it and the others a nod.
Chewbacca (Cloud City Capture) I really think this is one of the nicest Star Wars figures (esp. of Chewy) around.
Luke Skywalker and Landspeeder - I don't know if I deserve to put this here, because mine's still boxed ... but I'm happy to have this. (Maybe I'd end up hating if it was loose who knows.)
Optimus Prime (Armada - SuperCon) - Not the big electronic one ... the smaller more poseable "fun" to play with one that's just come out. PF jr. will get this for X-mas and love it ... if he got big electric Prime he'd break it and hate Santa. This line is turning out to be a good one (I think). I don't care what the majority have said ... they're getting better as the line grows ... and the kid likes to play with them. Though I'm sure that's largely because the TF idea is pretty much easy money with the kids.

There could be more ... but much of it depends on what happens X-mas morning. Someone's getting a Gunship and a few other things ... we'll see.

Oh ... I will ad that much of the Gundam and G-Gundam stuff has gone over big ... though I can't pick one over the other ... they're all prone to being thrashed all over the living room by days end. OK ...
MSM-10 Zokk - That's a nice one I've (err ... I mean the kid's) been waiting for.

:]

Let me know when there's a list for WORST of 2002 ... grumble grumble ... Palisades ... grumble grumble ... Micronauts ... grumble grumble ... get my hopes up ... grumble ... shoddy quality ... grumble.

El Chuxter
12-16-2002, 12:17 PM
Darthvyn, I mentioned the Muppets. Tuxedo Kermit was in my original list. :p Of course, he and Dr Teeth are the only two I've opened yet, so they're the only two I could really consider.

I got the T-800 out of a feeling of obligation but haven't opened it yet. After reading the reviews, I'll have to find it and free it from its plastic cage.

Haven't seen any of the Crouching Tiger figures except for Jen, who is pretty worthless as an "only figure in the set" type character. She certainly looks cool, though, as do the Nemesis Picard and Data (saw those this weekend).

I opened up Namor and Captain America this weekend, and finally found Orko and Teela. Except for Teela, all of them would throw off the original list by a mile. Namor may be my new favorite Legends figure. The dude rocks! Teela is, well, the likeness is a bit more cartoony than most of the other MOTU figures and, though she's awesome, she looks a little out of place between Skeletor and Trap Jaw on my MOTU shelf.

darthvyn
12-16-2002, 02:16 PM
Originally posted by El Chuxter
Darthvyn, I mentioned the Muppets. Tuxedo Kermit was in my original list. :p


D'OH!


Originally posted by El Chuxter
I got the T-800 out of a feeling of obligation but haven't opened it yet. After reading the reviews, I'll have to find it and free it from its plastic cage.

definitely open it up! the pistons in the upper arms and upper legs all move in and out when you extend and contract the limbs! it's just sooooooooo cool!


Originally posted by El Chuxter
Haven't seen any of the Crouching Tiger figures except for Jen, who is pretty worthless as an "only figure in the set" type character. She certainly looks cool, though, as do the Nemesis Picard and Data (saw those this weekend).


i have the jen and li mu bai. still looking for yu shu lien. the lo fan is pretty easy to find, i just don't really care too much about that one... they're all really poseable, which is great when you consider all the kung fu poses they can do!

and as soon as i get it, the animal with electric mayhem stage and drum set will be no. 1!!!!! it looks to be the coolest toy EVER!!!

JediTricks
12-16-2002, 11:04 PM
PF, Zokk, really? That's one of the few mobile suit figs I've avoided this year so I'm surprised to see it on anybody's list. I mean, I would have been less surprised if you had said AC-GUY or Mandor... ok, I'm lying, nothing would surprise me more than if someone said Mandor, it's a giant bell! ;)


If I had a worst list, it'd have Transformers: Armada figrues on it, I assure you. :D

Adam
12-17-2002, 12:02 AM
Originally posted by JediTricks
If I had a worst list, it'd have Transformers: Armada figrues on it, I assure you. :D

Ah, you're killin' me JT! I like all my armada figures.. including Pants Prime and Hot Shot. I can recognize their faults, but I still like them. I don't know why.

I'm only collecting Tf's and Star Wars right now, although I'm seriously considering starting on the Marvel Legends line, so my list is a little biased.

12) RiD Sideways and Axer
11) Saga Nikto - Jedi Knight
10) Armada Demolisher
9) RiD Autobot Brothers redecos - Prowl, Sideburn, and X-Brawn
8) Armada Red Alert
7)Saga Clone Trooper
6)RiD Scourge
5)Saga Besbin Luke
4)Saga Cloud City Capture Chewbacca
3)Saga Anakin Skywalker-Tattoine Attack(Two handed lightsaber=GOOD!)
2)Saga Yoda
1)RiD Build Team/Landfill - Wedge, Grimlock, Hightower, and Heavyload

If I had them, I know I would add Supercon Optimus Prime, G1 Reissue Optimus Prime, and Ephont Mon to the list.

JediTricks
12-18-2002, 09:22 PM
Adam, perhaps it's because you're secretly a Hasbro spy! :D ;) Ok, maybe not, different tastes and all that are probably the answer.


BTW, I'd so much definitely add 11" Deluxe Sazabi (it's in Mega-scale) to my list that it's not funny. This is a kick *** figure, I wish Bandai had mass-released it instead of making it a rarity exclusive to just one small chain. This figure has lots of articulation, tons of accessories, and neat features like removable armor on the legs and working slide on the beam shotgun.

plasticfetish
12-19-2002, 01:51 AM
Originally posted by JediTricks
PF, Zokk, really? That's one of the few mobile suit figs I've avoided this year so I'm surprised to see it on anybody's list. I mean, I would have been less surprised if you had said AC-GUY or Mandor... ok, I'm lying, nothing would surprise me more than if someone said Mandor, it's a giant bell!

Hey! Zokk's one of my favorite suits ... It's something about those older '70s big chunky Gundams that I really like. (Remember, I was a kid in the '70s when robots were dumpy and awkward.) Also, my son and I had been playing our way through that "Journey to Jaburo" PS2 game ... Zokk is the last suit that you have to beat to win. It took us forever to beat him and every time we lost I'd hear ... "you know dad, we really need to get that toy when it comes out." I'll admit that we WERE happy to get Acguy too (otherwise known as "that potato looking mobile suit").

JediTricks
12-19-2002, 05:27 PM
Ok, that makes some sense I guess. Still looks like a robot based upon a beak to me though. ;)

mabudonicus
12-23-2002, 08:27 AM
I just wanna say that I'm glad to see some Gundam mentioned here, thanks guys:):):)!!!
I also wanted to say- you think Zok is silly?? What about Zakurero?? The pac man with teeth and little goofy spike-arms?? Makes Gogg look like a Mcfarlane design, to be sure..
I can't believe we never got ANY Sazabi's up here, big or small... that suit is one of the greatest designs of anything EVER!!
Oh, and leave Mandala (mandoor) Gundam alone, there's WAY worse designs in G Gundam!!

JediTricks
12-24-2002, 03:05 AM
Hee hee, yeah, I ended up passing on Zak when I finally came across it, it's just too silly-looking of a mobile weapon, and I dislike electronic stuff. I picked up Cobra Gundam tonight but left it in the car, it looks like it may be another contender for the list though.

mabudonicus
12-25-2002, 09:37 AM
Those G-Gundam toys are pretty darn great... being a Gundam Purist, I only really want U.C. stuff, though, so it looks like I'll have to wait till Zeta comes out over here to be getting stuff I can't pass up....
Cobra gundam is great/silly for sure...... what about our Canadian Lumberjack gundam?? Or Tequila Gundam, which wears a sombrero and turns into a cactus?? No joke, he does!!!!

Ahem- sorry for going a bit off topic, I'll stop now....

The G-Force toys coming out lately are pretty sweet, wish we had them back in the day, man I DREAMED of having toys from that series, now we got the toys and no G-Force... weird, you'd think the tie-in value would work a bit better if both happened at the same time.... The little vehicle pack-ins are mass cool, so you can have the vehicle battles in a smaller, cheaper scale

187-Maul
12-25-2002, 02:52 PM
I have to add The Two Towers Legolas to my list, he is such a great figure
he looks exactly like the actor, has awesome articulation and cool accessories:)