Toy Aisle Trolls > Dearth Maul

Toy Aisle Trolls is a feature highlighting acts of vandalism to in-store toy items. If you find a ruined package, a stolen figure, a swapped-out figure, or any other such acts, take a photo (cell phone photos are fine if they’re not blurry) and email them to poe@poeghostal.com.

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Submitted by: Kurtis Harris

Found this at a Target in Webster, Texas. One lightsaber looked like it was from a Count Dooku, and the other (with hand) from an Anakin Skywalker. The cloak and head of the figure looked right, but the body was wrong. It had a black torso and legs with gray detail lines painted on, and gray boots and gloves. The elbows and knees appeared to be molded bent without working joints.

Pic of the Day > Superman’s Fortress of Solitude by chevy2who

Superman's Fortress of Solitude

Superman’s Fortress of Solitude by chevy2who

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Pic of the Day > Surfs Up Batman by SnowHulk

Surfs Up Batman

Surfs Up Batman by SnowHulk

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Funko says Legacy QC issues will be addressed

Just an update on my earlier post regarding the quality control issues on Funko’s Game of Thrones Legacy Collection: in a comment, Funko’s Shawndra Illingworth wrote,

Funko has been made aware of these QC issues and our factory has been informed of what changes need to be made on future waves of Legacy. Thanks so much!

Great news, provided politely and in a timely fashion on a blog that didn’t even contact them directly about it. That’s great collector relations. And while I won’t be collecting the Game of Thrones line myself, I can’t wait to see their Firefly line in the fall. Hopefully we’ll see some prototype photos during Toy Fair.

Poe’s Point > Frequent QC issues with Legacy Collection Game of Thrones?

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Quality control issues are nothing new in the action figure hobby over the last ten years. The reasons for this are obvious. The most significant problems are rising production costs. The cost of almost everything involved in producing action figures is on a continual and precipitous rise – the petroleum for the plastic, the petroleum for transportation, tooling costs, the labor costs for the factory. Thanks to a few high-profile toy safety crises, safety testing has become more expensive. Moreover, the most successful action figure lines today are licensed from large media properties which are increasingly expensive to obtain.

Sponsor News > Amazing Spider-man & Captain America Infinite Series on Amazon

Please pardon the shill, but ad commissions help keep the site humming. Anyway, this may be old news, but a number of the Amazing Spider-man and Captain America Infinite Series figures are available on Amazon. Some of them (particularly some of the Spider-man stuff) are still available at the cheap Amazon Prime price.

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Captain America

The Invincible Tin Man

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Today’s Teefury shirt. I know these geek-culture mash-ups have gotten tired, but this one is a great idea and the art is fantastic. Someone needs to make a custom Marvel Legends figure of this pronto.

 

Pic of the Day > McFarlane Twisted X-mas Frosty Snowman action figure by splittyhead

McFarlane Twisted X-mas Frosty Snowman action figure

McFarlane Twisted X-mas Frosty Snowman action figure by splittyhead

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Pic of the Day > Aghh! Don’t touch me! by Toy Photography Addict

Aghh! Don't touch me!

Aghh! Don’t touch me! by Toy Photography Addict

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Pic of the Day > Playing Around With Laser Blasts FX Star Wars Black Series; Line Shot #2 by chevy2who

Playing Around With Laser Blasts FX Star Wars Black Series 6" Line Shot #2

Playing Around With Laser Blasts FX Star Wars Black Series; Line Shot #2 by chevy2who

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