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 Post subject: So I'm looking for some suggestions.
PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 7:10 pm 
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Being the huge child I am, I love my action figures. Over the years, however, between various moves and whatnot, my inventory has dwindled, and all I really have left are my G.I.Joes. That's not a problem, they're my favorite. Now, my son and I happen to enjoy medieval toys more than anything, and we typically give the joes swords and the like to knock the tar out of each other with.

But we'd like to increase our stock. I haven't a clue what toys are of good quality these days, and I don't have nearly enough time to start searching. I was hoping someone here could toss a few suggestions my way. Preferably fantasy and medieval themed toys, monsters and people with melee weapons. If they were close to the size of the smaller gi joes too, that would also be great, though a couple inches higher is fine. But most of all, the hardest thing to find for me, is that we need the toys to have very mobile limbs. Again, the joes seem to be a good base for that. They're generally very easy to get into the positions we want. And obviously, they would need to be somewhat durable. My son likes to play Dragonball Z with them sometimes, which involves a lot of clobbering.

So that's all. Thank you to anyone for reading this, and thank you for any suggestions.

Edit: fixed a typo; melted became melee

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 Post subject: Re: So I'm looking for some suggestions.
PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:07 pm 
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Although the kickstarter is over, I think these are getting close to shipping, and you will be able to order them.. A little pricey- but seem to be what you are kind of looking for..


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/81 ... on-figures

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 Post subject: Re: So I'm looking for some suggestions.
PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:36 pm 
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stewbacca wrote:
Although the kickstarter is over, I think these are getting close to shipping, and you will be able to order them.. A little pricey- but seem to be what you are kind of looking for..


https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/81 ... on-figures


Now see, these are perfect, just the sort of thing we would want. But with the kickstarted over, I don't think we can order them now. Will they open for sale on their website, or did I miss my chance?

Really love that suggestion though! Keep them coming!


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 Post subject: Re: So I'm looking for some suggestions.
PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:32 pm 
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The Four Horsemen have a line that they should be doing a Kickstarter for probably around Toy Fair time that is in the same vein called Mythic Legions. They showed them off for the first time during Toy Fair last year...

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Mind you, those are 2-up prototypes and custom designs using those sculpts, not necessarily what will the final product will look like (full show gallery here)

The line is planned to be in 4 inch scale with the Glyos joint system (like their Outer Space Men and Power Lords figures) so you can mix-and-match to build the figures how you want them. The line is supposed to be based around armies and troop building more than individual characters and is probably not as intricate as the armor pieces Boss Fight did with their figures but still enough that you could make some very individualized troops. They've also said that as time goes on they plan to make ancient warriors, wild west, futuristic, modern - basically all eras of real and fantasy troops.

They had planned on doing the Kickstarter this year but the Raven project kept falling behind schedule and they didn't want to start another until it was out of the way. They hold a gallery showing every year at Toy Tokyo during Toy Fair and I'm sure that's when they'll make the announcement of what they're going to do with them. They've already got a good relationship with the factory that produces Glyos product and this one is supposedly more "ready-to-go" than the raven was so it shouldn't take as long to get these produced once the Kickstarter is finished.


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 Post subject: Re: So I'm looking for some suggestions.
PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 2:31 pm 
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CRTFTW wrote:
Now see, these are perfect, just the sort of thing we would want. But with the kickstarted over, I don't think we can order them now. Will they open for sale on their website, or did I miss my chance?

Really love that suggestion though! Keep them coming!


From all their notes and notices I believe they will be for sale somewhere-- I don't think they even ship until Feb. So after then..

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