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 Post subject: Action Figures v Sculptures
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:39 pm 
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Hey everybody,

Just wondering if you guys prefer action figures or sculptures. If you see something you like but it has no points of articulation, is it a deal breaker? Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Action Figures v Scultures
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:46 pm 
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Action figures.

Yes.

Example: The Best Buy Sinestro with the Emerald Knights dvd, it only has 2 poa I can see. No thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Action Figures v Scultures
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 4:00 pm 
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To me they aren't the same thing, it's like comparing apples and oranges to each other both are fruit but they both look and feel totally different.

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 Post subject: Re: Action Figures v Scultures
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:24 pm 
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I have an extensive collection of both--

One thing to say for them -- (such as the JLU Maquette Line)-- at least I dont have to go back and stand them up again every day...

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 Post subject: Re: Action Figures v Scultures
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:53 pm 
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For female characters I'm more likely to buy statues/busts in addition to action figures.

Unless it's Iron Man or Aquaman, it's action figures only.

Action figures need to have several POA's in order for me to be interested. When people whine about the POA's "breaking up the wonderful sculpt" they really need to get statues instead.

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 Post subject: Re: Action Figures v Scultures
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:04 am 
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Shellhead wrote:
Action figures need to have several POA's in order for me to be interested. When people whine about the POA's "breaking up the wonderful sculpt" they really need to get statues instead.



Get rid of the god awful Ankle Joints and I may be willing to meet you halfway-- I dont need more than 10 after that- it causes more problems than helps.

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 Post subject: Re: Action Figures v Scultures
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 10:51 am 
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I will agree that weak ankle joints are a disaster.

But tight, rocker-ankle joints really allow the figure to achieve some excellent poses.

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 Post subject: Re: Action Figures v Scultures
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:31 pm 
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Cassidypjames wrote:
no points of articulation, is it a deal breaker?

Yeah, pretty much.
Example: I was all in on the 200x MOTU line. But I just couldn't do the Stactions. Beautiful, but just didn't work for me.

I've got a few statues but its not my focus.

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 Post subject: Re: Action Figures v Sculptures
PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:59 pm 
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I did get the Clawful and Tonque-lasher Stactions. They're pretty cool and fit in nicely with my 200x shelf.

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 Post subject: Re: Action Figures v Sculptures
PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:50 pm 
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If I could afford to have more statues than figures, then I most certainly would. I love my action figures, but statues to me are just beautiful. I bought the most recent Bowen Designs Black Widow. This one:

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It's easily the crown jewel of my collection. I'm sure opinions will vary widely on this though.

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 Post subject: Re: Action Figures v Sculptures
PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:50 am 
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Try the Bust route, Cal. They're a lot cheaper to buy in quantity.

I have about 20 busts, but only four full statues for exactly the reason you mentioned.

Plus, it doesn't help that the prices on these are beginning to skyrocket. :x

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That's not a bad idea, Bill. I only have two busts as of now. One of Thor that my wife got me for my birthday a couple years ago, and another of Loki that I got at the same time I got the Black Widow statue. And yeah, the prices have freaking skyrocketed on these statues.

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 Post subject: Re: Action Figures v Sculptures
PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:56 am 
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Cassidypjames wrote:
.....no points of articulation, is it a deal breaker?



It is to me.

We all do our things differently, but I am into toys. Superarticulated ones at that.
That's the kind of thing I think is cool. The design and engineering of the piece as well as what it looks like.


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 Post subject: Re: Action Figures v Sculptures
PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:31 am 
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Action figures! :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Action Figures v Sculptures
PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:51 pm 
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alcinde4 wrote:
Bowen Designs

OK, I'll admit to saying that if I won the lottery I'd buy a house that has a room dedicated to Bowen statues and busts. That Black Widow is smoking.

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