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Gil Dowling
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Mike,

Saw the Man of Steel watch HERE.

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James Woodcock
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Bill, have you ordered the Mirror Universe Enterprise? That has spikes on the nacelles. 
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James: Bill, have you ordered the Mirror Universe Enterprise?

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Nope. Just sticking with the main NCC-1701 continuity ones.
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I thought the JBF would like this link:

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This bust of Modesty Blaise arrived while I was away over the weekend. I only ordered it (from Denmark) on the 4th and wasn't expecting to see it so soon so that was a nice surprise

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Nice! Perhaps just a touch prettier than modesty is meant to be.
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Bill Mimbu
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I may be "differently sane" about the franchise, but this is way too crazy for even me:



Human-size Godzilla from Bandai

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$42,000!

Well, at least that keeps me from worrying about where to put it!

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I'm not tempted by the version of Godzilla. Had it been from King of Monsters. Or the kid friendly version of the 70's I would want it.
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Bill Mimbu
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Well... We've seen Figma versions of classic sculptures like The Thinker, Venus de Milo, and Michangelo's David...

Now, we get an action figure of Edvard Munch's The Scream:



And, comes with a few accessories for possible silly poses...

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James Woodcock
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So, I got an email from Eaglemoss this morning with the following link

Looks like they are releasing and Alien/Predator figure collection. More details in four days
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Robbie Parry
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Was just about to post such a thing.

Other than Alien and Predator, I can't think where they'll go with this. Sure, there can be variants, but thinking they'd run out of ideas, and start scraping the bottom of the barrel, very quickly.

Apologies for the cynicism. ;-)
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The first ALIEN vs PREDATOR and PREDATORS added a whole roster of variants to the Predator race. The differences might be hard to see at such a small scale, tho!

(Speaking of small scale, I received the First Doctor figure in the DOCTOR WHO series the other day, and it's totally off-scale with the six or seven others I have received.)

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Oh, I agree Robbie.

From looking at the video there will be all the Alien variants, lots of different Predators, marines in various poses, crew of the Nostromo - in and out of space suits, and probably lots of others.

These things usually run to about 75 issues so lots of figures no one might be interested in I think - crew of the Betty anyone?
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I can imagine being interested in certain variants. My experience of such collections shows that they eventually go for the obscure. There was a James Bond car collection here years ago - and after many, many issues, they featured the milk truck from THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS!

Same with superhero figurines, the definition of "classic" was stretched quite early on. 

There are a few I am interested in, but if they run for dozens and dozens of issues, how soon before we get a random drug dealer from PREDATOR 2? ;-)
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Where's my wallet?

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Bill Mimbu
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James: Bill, have you ordered the Mirror Universe Enterprise?

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Me: Nope. Just sticking with the main NCC-1701 continuity ones.

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Okay... So, I half lied.

I didn't order it, but my local shop had a customer who did and didn't pick it up for some reason, so I ended up helping them out.
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Brian Hague
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My gosh, but that is a pretty thing...

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 Bill, well done. I like their original Enterprise models. Have you heard about the slightly larger ones? They look nice but the price tag is hearty - 50 each which is way out of my price range.
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James, I saw the 11" die-cast USS Enterprise from Eaglemoss offered in the latest Diamond Previews...

Tempting, but since 2017 is also the launch of the Yamato 2202 series in Japan, my budget is going to stretched with that impending Bandai import blitz...
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James, I saw the 11" die-cast USS Enterprise from Eaglemoss offered in the latest Diamond Previews...
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So, the same scale as the Polar Lights model kits, then. Of which I have many!
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So, the same scale as the Polar Lights model kits, then. Of which I have many!

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Planning to built all of the TOS-era Constitution-Class ships, Greg? ;)



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Planning to built all of the TOS-era Constitution-Class ships, Greg? ;)
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...just five more to go. 
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Note to self: add seven new Constitution Class ships in NEW VISIONS....
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I swear, back in 2003, the plan was to just buy one Polar Lights model, and build it as the Enterprise. Just one. Once I got around to working on it, though, I wasn't entirely satisfied with the results, decided to instead label it as the Lexington, and called it a practice model. Then, I bought another kit, and decided to do it as a practice model in the first pilot configuration. I ended up not quite satisfied with that one, and labeled it as the Constitution. At that point, I was bitten by the bug to build both pilot variations of theEnterprise, and ended up doing so.

Eventually, I reached a point where I decided to be the first kid on my block to have the 12 Constitutions. Of course, I've also built variants using aftermarket conversion kits and my own scratchbuilding, such as the three Franz Joseph designs, the Ventura from CREW (which is a design I really dig), and a conjectural, TOS-era Reliant

Soon, this will all come full-circle, and I'll finally build the Enterprise in its proper series configuration, using all of the new painting and weathering information which has come out since the filming model's restoration for the NASM.

Of course, all of this is serving as good R & D for the 1/350 model, which I'm working on slowly but surely. That will be my final statement on the subject.

It's all been a very unintended--yet fun--journey! And an addiction. I saw the new, pre-painted version of the 1/1000 scale kit at Hobby Lobby, last week, and found myself tempted to buy it. Despite the fact that it's a beginner version of the kit aimed at novice modelers, with all of the markings and colors are already printed/molded onto/into the unassembled parts. As I've done better work with the advanced version of the kit, there would be no point in buying it, unless I were to strip all of the markings off and paint/decal from scratch.

So, yeah, I guess I'm an addict.

But, why wouldn't I be? The Enterprise is still the best spaceship design of all time, and I never get tired of looking at it!
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