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    TazzMission
    Guardian of the Universe

  • TazzMission
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    Im so glad i never got into marvel legends. Just like star wars over sacheration. I also heard in april or may theres going to be a price increase to 30. Not sure if thats TRUE but for 30 bucks hasbro better go all in on accessories like neca's ultimate line

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  • TazzMission
    Guardian of the Universe

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    Originally posted by Big Blue Lantern View Post
    The Star Wars Black Series and the new ESB 40th anniversary 6" series have made me long to collect Star Wars again. I can't do it since I have an entire room devoted to Green Lantern, and it's bleeding merch in every corner, but those new SW figs are just gorgeous.
    For me star wars figures are like throwing my money into a collecting hole. Its so oversatcherated. As much as neca is impossible to find at my target or walmart they dont oversatcherate there products where stuff is on clearence or peg warmers. Im just done with star wars. I just read gamestop has a black series exclusive of darth nihlus coming. Gamestop is on the verge of going out of buisness. Not saying i can do better but why give a troubled company a figures exclusive?

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  • Big Blue Lantern
    Corps Honor Guard

  • Big Blue Lantern
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    Originally posted by TazzMission View Post
    Star wars for me. I collected for years and sold the collection for less than it was worth in 2014. I still have some green lantern figures in there packages still im keeping. The only new stuff really is neca's turtles in time, 8- bit game and horror lines. I have no desire to collect anything else but what i labelled. Even if i wanted to there animated tmnt line is impossible to find in stores. Im only sticking with neca
    The Star Wars Black Series and the new ESB 40th anniversary 6" series have made me long to collect Star Wars again. I can't do it since I have an entire room devoted to Green Lantern, and it's bleeding merch in every corner, but those new SW figs are just gorgeous.

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  • TazzMission
    Guardian of the Universe

  • TazzMission
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    Originally posted by Big Daddy Dave Skywalker View Post
    Here's a figure regret. The Dark Horse Game of Thrones figurines. I bought every one and they stopped the line without finishing major characters like Theon or Robert Barratheon. I was so pissed off at the end of the show I got rid of all of them except for Jon Snow. And I've scaled it back from a GOT/ASOIAF bookcase to a few shelves of ASOIAF, which is really all that matters to me.
    I wouldnt call it the best ending but it wasnt horrible either. The soprano's however is another story

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  • Big Daddy Dave Skywalker
    Moisture Farmer

  • Big Daddy Dave Skywalker
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    Here's a figure regret. The Dark Horse Game of Thrones figurines. I bought every one and they stopped the line without finishing major characters like Theon or Robert Barratheon. I was so pissed off at the end of the show I got rid of all of them except for Jon Snow. And I've scaled it back from a GOT/ASOIAF bookcase to a few shelves of ASOIAF, which is really all that matters to me.

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  • Big Daddy Dave Skywalker
    Moisture Farmer

  • Big Daddy Dave Skywalker
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    I reworked my entire comic room this summer and got rid of SO many toys and merch. It was SO therapeutic! Any Marvel stuff went. A lot of Green Lantern stuff went too. All the things I just bought to pad out my collection without really stopping to think if I'd enjoy it.I bought new bookcases for my room so 3 walls are lined with matching bookcases and the 4th wall has all my long boxes against it, which is now the only dead ugly space I have to deal with. It's made me feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my nerd shoulders. I've mostly only bought old vintage toys all year and only plan on buying new things if I REALLY want them, AND can display it.

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  • TazzMission
    Guardian of the Universe

  • TazzMission
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    Star wars for me. I collected for years and sold the collection for less than it was worth in 2014. I still have some green lantern figures in there packages still im keeping. The only new stuff really is neca's turtles in time, 8- bit game and horror lines. I have no desire to collect anything else but what i labelled. Even if i wanted to there animated tmnt line is impossible to find in stores. Im only sticking with neca

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  • BLACK HAND
    Green Lantern Initiate

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    Eh I'm not really a collector, I take mostly everything out of the box and play with it. Selling them is never really a consideration for me unless I get desperate for cash. I actually regret selling all my old TMNT figures to a friend. There were some really cool looking figures in that lot, I should have at least kept Muckman .

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  • Sylent_Asassin
    Black Lantern

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    I suppose I have retrospect regret now. I bought a great deal of Toy Biz figures back in the day, which was cool for its time, but now that stuff is obsolete. With new figure lines like Marvel Legends and DC Icons making improved products with greater articulation and cool accessories, those old, stiff, brickish figures look like crap and don't even come close to measuring up... and for the most part, you can't even give them away online.

    Most of my old Toy Biz figures just sit in a box in storage, never to see the light of day again.

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  • BLACK HAND
    Green Lantern Initiate

  • BLACK HAND
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    Originally posted by Space Cop View Post
    I remember seeing a lot of cool NECA stuff at horror conventions and either passing on it because that wasn't my collecting focus or because I didn't have the money, but now those pieces are OOP easily five times more online.
    Yeah I think I've seen my "Ghost of Bob" version of Michael Myers go for around 300 bucks. I used to have the ultra rare Rob Zombie H2 action figures, but those burned in a fire.

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  • Big Daddy Dave Skywalker
    Moisture Farmer

  • Big Daddy Dave Skywalker
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    I still have some of those Marvel Toy Biz figures, and would call them a regret. I gave all of the 10" ones to my son to play with years ago and they are long broken and thrown away. The smaller ones are still carded in a chest under a Green Lantern display so I can't really get to it without moving a ton of GL merch. Otherwise I would have gotten rid of all of it years ago.

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  • Big Blue Lantern
    Corps Honor Guard

  • Big Blue Lantern
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    Originally posted by Star-Lantern View Post
    I can't recall regretting actually buying figures. I do have the typical regrets, though, like somehow losing a bunch of figures in moves, most notably a big collection of Toy Biz Marvel figures. I still don't really know how that happened. All I know is that I used to own the figures, and I don't anymore.

    It doesn't seem like they're that expensive these days judging from listings like this...
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/SPIDER-MAN-...8AAOSw94taCTnV
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    If you ever decide that you want to restart collecting those, you're right in assuming that they aren't expensive. The Spider-man: TAS figures and the Spider-man/Marvel Universe 10" figures were some of the most mass-produced lines ever. The figures were good quality, especially for that time period, and the shows were popular, but TB produced so much that retailers eventually put them on clearance in large quantities.

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  • Star-Lantern
    Weaponer of Qward

  • Star-Lantern
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    I can't recall regretting actually buying figures. I do have the typical regrets, though, like somehow losing a bunch of figures in moves, most notably a big collection of Toy Biz Marvel figures. I still don't really know how that happened. All I know is that I used to own the figures, and I don't anymore.

    It doesn't seem like they're that expensive these days judging from listings like this...
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/SPIDER-MAN-...8AAOSw94taCTnV

    ...but I doubt I'll buy them ever again. I used to love Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, Silver Surfer, and various other Marvel heroes as a child, but I'm weirdly near completely uninterested in them now. I can't even really explain why. It's not like they ever did anything to upset me, and it's not like I don't still like superheroes, and it's not like I don't realize that they're cool, but I just don't have much interest in them or nostalgia for them, which is quite strange to me, but is it what it is.

    I think part of the reason is that if I go back and watch things like the 90s Spider-Man cartoon, I'll realize I don't like it anymore (I've tried here and there, but only in small spurts). The weird thing is that I can go back and watch things like the 90s Mega Man cartoon and Power Rangers and still love them and get hit with loads of nostalgia for them. Dunno', can't always explain matters of the heart. If I had to take a guess, it could be that the Toby Maguire Spider-Man films, the X-Men films, and the Fantastic Four films just killed my interest in those things, and I wasn't getting enough content that I actually liked from them to keep the fire burning.

    That said, I still kinda' wish I had those figures I somehow lost.
    Star-Lantern
    Weaponer of Qward
    Last edited by Star-Lantern; 11-19-2017, 12:44 AM.

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  • Big Daddy Dave Skywalker
    Moisture Farmer

  • Big Daddy Dave Skywalker
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    I regret not buying a 1979 Kenner Alien figure in the package years ago before they shot up in price. One day I am going to have to pull the trigger and pay top dollar to get it.

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  • Space Cop
    The Dandy

  • Space Cop
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    Originally posted by BLACK HAND View Post
    ... I've also been through a house fire that wiped out all of my possessions, some of the stuff I had then is super expensive now like the old NECA toys I had. Wish I could have all of that stuff back.
    I remember seeing a lot of cool NECA stuff at horror conventions and either passing on it because that wasn't my collecting focus or because I didn't have the money, but now those pieces are OOP easily five times more online.

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