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John Peter Britton
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That guy in the chair looks cool who is he?
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A character from Sin City? Marv maybe.
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John Leach
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That's the "Death Row Marv" figure, sitting in his electric chair.  Flip a switch and the chair vibrates, and Marv speaks!  Very cool figure, my cats are afraid of it.
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Thanks guys.
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(Reposting this in the proper thread since I was unaware of said thread.)

Not sure if this has been posted so I thought I'd share. I discovered this by chance on Amazon and I have to say that it's the best Hulk figure I've seen to date. This is what I think of when I think of the classic Hulk:

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Here are some shots of the room that contains most of my "Boy's Toys"...it also functions as a computer room:

This first shot is the corner of the room to the right of my computer.  In this shot you can see a pencil drawing of Bob Dylan I did in high school (with tickets to an upcoming show stuck in the frame!), half of my DC Super Powers collection, the shelf with my Mego Pocket Heroes and a few loose Secret Wars figures on display...

On the wall behind my computer is half of my comic collection (as far as boxes go anyway), all decorations on the boxes are my own original art over the years(ha), on the wall are two cork boards full of 90s vintage Star Wars figures and the shlef to the left holds a bunch of trades/graphic novels and some bobble heads and stuff...

...and the last section of the room...on the shelves are my Spider-Man and Superman comics (for easy access), on the wall is an autographed Bob Dylan album, some Dylan concert posters, autographed Stan Lee comics and the other half of my Super Powers collection.  In the bottom left is a Spider-Man night light.  The top of the shelves here are full of everything from a Care Bear figure to He-Man to South Park.

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There's also a "classic" leader version of that Hulk two-pack that features the
Leader with just his big noggin' and not the exposed brain look. That's the
one I have.

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Brian Miller
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This is what I think of when I think of the classic Hulk:

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Unfortunately not the Leader, tho.

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Brian Miller
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Oops. Wayne kinda beat me to it.
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Matt Reed
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Joe, your figures are screaming to be let out of their plastic coffins!!!
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Joe Hollon
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"Joe, your figures are screaming to be let out of their plastic coffins!!!"

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Nah.  I have plenty of loose figures.  Some (like the Super Powers) make really great displays in the packaging because the packaging itself is so great!  I still have my original Super Powers toys I played with as a kid.  New toys I treat on a case by case basis.  Some stay in the packaging, some get opened, just depends on how I think they look better.

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Brian Talley
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My Super Powers figures run free!!
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John Byrne
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Much as I am in favor of freeing just about anything from the box it comes
in, I find many of the smaller figures, especially sets, display better when left
in their original packaging.

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Joe Hollon
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JB,

Love that Superboy and Supergirl two-pack!

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Paul Greer
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George, how long ago did you buy the Yamato? Have you ever thought of painting it?

I usually let my figures run free, but like JB I have that mini Green Lantern set (both of them) still in the box.

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Wayne Osborne
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John,

Nice to see that you have some of the Marvel Super Squad. I thought you'd
like those. Have you seen the Beast? It is actually fuzzy.

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George Peter Gatsis
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Paul wrote:
George, how long ago did you buy the Yamato? Have you ever thought of
painting it?
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i'm not sure about how long i've had the yamato... best guess 25 years... i
do remember it cost me $200 from a chinesse dealer downtown Toronto...
(if I got swindled, forgive me I was 16ish at the time...)

I suck at painting... every kit model I buy, I leave un-painted...
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John Byrne
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Nice to see that you have some of the Marvel Super Squad. I thought you'd
like those. Have you seen the Beast? It is actually fuzzy.



I love 'em. Cute as hell. Not crazy about the transparent Iceman, and of
course I had to paint the Angel's red parts black, but the rest are really neat,
and it's about the best Phoenix I've seen!

The Beast I have is blue, but does not appear to be actually fuzzy, tho.
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JB, what're those Batman statues labeled as? Never seen 'em before.

And I'm surprised you didn't set up DC Direct Flash and Kid Flash on the Cosmic Treadmill that comes inside with 'em in the box.
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Kirby always drew Iron Man's early armor (gray and then yellow -- sorry, "gold") with a "skirt." I never understood how that thing was supposed to move with along with the armor's legs. I don't think that Don Heck ever drew the armor with it. 
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I'm surprised you didn't set up DC Direct Flash and Kid Flash on the
Cosmic Treadmill that comes inside with 'em in the box.



Like I say, leaving these things in the boxes makes 'em easier to display.

The Batman pieces, btw, are called "Classic Batman" and we released by
Kenner about 10 years ago. One is "Bob Kane" the other, Dick Sprang.
Basically the same figure, the "Kane" in darker blue.


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I've been trying to track down the "perfect" Batman figure for my meager collections. I only have six early series Marvel Legends figures so far (Surfer, Thor, Hulk, Dr. Strange, Dr. Doom, and Thing) and one DC Direct being one of the early Superman figures. For some reason I can't seem to find a Batman that works for me on all levels.
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I've been trying to track down the "perfect" Batman figure for my meager
collections.



Is there a particular period that is, for you THE Batman? Most epochs
are represented, and (given that this is DC) usually represented very well.
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Robert White
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That's part of the problem. I like some of the things about the HUSH figure...but it's a tad too bulky. I think the Golden and Silver Age Batman figures are neat, but I'd like a figure that's a bit more "modern." My favorite Batman outfit is the traditional black/dark blue and gray without the yellow oval (just the black bay). If I had a choice, I'd like a Batman figure similar to Neal Adam's and Jim Aparo's versions. Any suggestions?
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Robert White
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Scowering DCDirect for my ideal Batman, I came across this Wonder Woman figure:



Perfect as far as I'm concerned. Fantastic figure. (ahem)

WW is another one I've had trouble finding to my liking. I'll be picking this one up.
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