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 Post subject: Re: Lord Mudd Likes These Figures
PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:05 pm 
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Jeff Cope wrote:
Read a bit further up on this page, it's all there.

Apparently not.
LordMudd wrote:
That description, which by no stretch of the imagination could even remotely be called a definition, was clearly not written by a Leatherman

Don't worry, been following the thread pretty closely.

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 Post subject: Re: Lord Mudd Likes These Figures
PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:01 am 
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This has been such a great read. Odd argumentative debate to be sure, and a bit of an educational insight into Leathermen, but fun to be able to sit in the peanut gallery for this.

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 Post subject: Re: Lord Mudd Likes These Figures
PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 4:58 pm 
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Wow, I actually learned something from this thread. I always love learning about some new and obscure subculture. Well, excluding some of the really creepy ones. >.>

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 Post subject: Re: Lord Mudd Likes These Figures
PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:45 pm 
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And here all this time I thought a Leatherman was a multi-tool, like a Swiss Army knife.

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 Post subject: Re: Lord Mudd Likes These Figures
PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:54 pm 
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Power Team Elite? Didn't KB Toy Outlets used to sell those 6 to 8 years ago? I swear I have a bunch of those boxed up in storage somewhere. I'm picturing them with SWAT figures and Army (both tan and green) with a few small vehicles.


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 Post subject: Re: Lord Mudd Likes These Figures
PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:53 am 
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alcinde4 wrote:
And here all this time I thought a Leatherman was a multi-tool, like a Swiss Army knife.


For the really obscure reference, it is also a character in the movie Barbarella, which I wouldn't mind seeing action figures from.

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 Post subject: Re: Lord Mudd Likes These Figures
PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:53 am 
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After reading that definition, Pearl Jam's "Leatherman" will never sound the same ever again! :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Lord Mudd Likes These Figures
PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:22 am 
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Getting back to the toys in question, this thread motivated me to stop by Big Lots and see if my local store had the Power Team Elite S.W.A.T. sets in stock. They had plenty of them, so I got two of each "building" set for $3.50 each. I've had them for a few weeks, but I finally got around to taking photos of everything recently. I thought some of you other 3¾" nuts might be interested.

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Bad news first: the figures.

Have a look at the construction. Instead of a modern elbow swivel, you get '80s-style swivel-arm battle grip! Joy. There's no ankle swivel, either. There's just an ugly pin that allows up and down movement of the foot. A big chunk of the inner thigh is missing to accommodate the shoddy design's hip articulation, as well.

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But maybe you can remove the heads to do something, yes? Maybe get some kind of use out of these things, right? Wrong. They just snap.

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So into the garbage these four figures went.

Now for the good news: the accessories.

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You get several accessories in each pack. I already had some of these from previous purchases and orders from the Marauder "Gun Runners" Diorama Accessories section (the sandbags and lockers are among my personal favorites from M&C Toys). I did get some items that were new to my collection, though, like the crowbar, battering ram, riot shields, and sledgehammer. What really makes the sets worth buying, however, are the "brick wall" diorama pieces. For fifteen bucks plus tax, I was able to get an instant mini-diorama. The parts fit together and hold surprisingly well, and you can arrange them however you want. The left side of any wall will fit into the right side of any other. These will work with any 3¾" line like Marvel Universe, DC Universe Infinite Heroes, or the brilliant G.I. JOE: Pursuit of Cobra. Have a look!

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 Post subject: Re: Lord Mudd Likes These Figures
PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:36 am 
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You couldn't use those heads as is with DCIH anyway, but remove the neck from the back forward then drill a hole up into the head, like I did to make my Sivana figure. I still got the set I did for the bike.

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 Post subject: Re: Lord Mudd Likes These Figures
PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:37 pm 
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WORLD PEACEKEEPERS are back at Big Lots. The only things I did not see from last year (so far) are the helicopter and the HQ base playset, but we still have 5 months til Christmas.

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