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 Post subject: THE PLAYSET THREAD
PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:39 pm 
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I thought it would be nice to have a thread where we could discuss playsets from all lines equally. I have noticed for example a lot of people using Imaginext sets with DCIH figures. What other possibilities abound out there. Well, here is the place to talk about it.

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I want to start with 2 things I saw today on the Fisher Price aisle at TRU. First I saw a really cool, pardon the pun, Mr. Freeze HQ cave mini playset. I think this has many possibilities and I will probably break down and get it soon.

The second was a mini castle. I saw it in grays and blues, then a little further down the aisle I saw it again in pinks and purples. This is exactly what I want to suggest to Mattel to do with some playsets. Use the same mold and different paint schemes. Imagine Casmir's Fortress of Solitude as Mr. Freeze's hideout, all done from a Batcave! I happen to think the Loving Family doll house would make a fantastic Wayne Manor, perhaps with a DCIH exclusive Alfred figure packaged with it. The current item is about $65, but maybe someday I'll find one on clearance. The point is that Fisher Price is sitting on a whole catalogue of cool playsets Mattel could use and they are essentially the same company.

I also saw the Prince of Persia gate set at TRU on clearance for $13, still cheaper at Target for $10.

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 Post subject: Re: THE PLAYSET THREAD
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TRU is trying to clearance the Star Trek transporter playset for $20. It is $10 at Big Lots and not moving.

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 Post subject: Re: THE PLAYSET THREAD
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I saw my local Target has that Prince of Persia gate arch on clearance.

It's a cool looking set piece, but I'm not sure what I'd use it for yet...


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JuliusMarx wrote:
I saw my local Target has that Prince of Persia gate arch on clearance.

It's a cool looking set piece, but I'm not sure what I'd use it for yet...


Ditto. Target has it for $10, TRU for $13.

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I checked the scale of the Mr Freeze cave, it is about 1/16th of an inch too short for the average DCIH figure. Still have not committed to getting it.

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Just an off the wall thought here. One of the greatest playsets ever made, Kenner Star Wars Ewok Village, which was reused for Robin Hood, would make a really good hideout for Gorilla Grodd.

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 Post subject: Re: THE PLAYSET THREAD
PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:10 am 
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LordMudd wrote:
Kenner Star Wars Ewok Village

Yes, great playset. I remember the XMas I got that. Unfortunately, by that time I was kinda past Star Wars. I ended up playing with my Dungeons & Dragons Fortress of Fangs playset much more. That was a good one.

Another playset that comes to mind as being on I had but didn't actually play with too much: Castle Greyskull. I may be in the minority, but I never thought it had great playability.

I definitely played with this one a lot:
ESB Imperial Attack Base (photo from Rebelscum)
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The Creature Cantina is also high on the list of fond memories.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:08 am 
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I loved those SW playsets. That ESB trench set still has a nice design.


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Ghostbuters firehouse- Marvel Legends and DCUC figures.
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Ashxking wrote:
Ghostbuters firehouse- Marvel Legends and DCUC figures.
Chronicals of Naria Castle- MU Castle Doom

I have not seen that castle, but the Van Helsing castle looks good, if a bit small.

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