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Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Best Marvel Action Figure Collection In Comics?


People who visit our home will immediately notice the focal point of the livingroom: a large built-in bookshelf filled with Marvel Legends action figures. My BF is close to completing his collection, missing about five figures. He has also recently taken to customizing action figures.

Recently, we have added a "wing" to house the spill-over.



Is my BF's collection the best Marvel action figure collection in the comic book industry? Or is there anyone out there who dare challenge his awesome accumulation of assorted action figures?

You decide.

Highlights:Mighty Avengers

New Avengers

Dark Avengers

X-Force New

X-Force Old

Brotherhood Of Evil Mutants

Hydra
Hulk Cast

Omega Flight

Marvel Knights

Exiles

Iron Man Baddies

more photos forthcoming...

31 comments:

  1. I have to say, Black Spidey's squat kind of disturbs me.

    But otherwise, that is one impressive collection!

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  2. Where did David get that Warlock figure?

    And where's his customized Warriors? :)

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  3. No customized New Warriors yet, that will wait till Richard Rider drop in a few weeks. But, I do have the makings of a nice Counter-Force team.

    The Warlock figure was from the ToyBiz / New Mutants toyline:
    http://www.bigislandtoys.com/images/15334.jpg

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  4. Heh, old X-Force. On the MK's one, I noticed Cloak and Dagger. Still working on that series? Haevn't heard anything about it.

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  5. "I noticed Cloak and Dagger. Still working on that series? "

    Still working on it.

    Will have to buy a set of those to put on my desk for inspiration, all I have are the old 5-inch figures. The old Cloak & Dagger figures came in a gift-set with a little tin. I never got what I was supposed to put in the tin. Mints?

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  6. Wow. I love what he's done, and I like that he's taken the figures out of their boxes.

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  7. I love the Baron and those Hydra Figures!

    So "old school"!

    ArrrOOooo!

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  8. Isn't declaring "this is the best comic book toy collection in the comic book industry" rather dangerous?

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  9. Nice spread o' toys. Did the Warriors 3 ever make it to toyness?

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  10. Impressive.

    I have that Statue of Liberty head too.

    But you outshine me in just about every other facet.

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  11. That's right Archangel as he was meant to be, a bad-ass with metal wings.

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  12. < nerd >

    Warlock was not a member of X-Force, as he died five issues before the New Mutants became X-Force.

    < /nerd >

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  13. Tim,

    True. Neither was Wolvesbane. I don't know what Valerie was thinking when she wrote that :-/

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  14. The level of nerd I just witnesses here has officially rendered me speechless. Except for that sentence I just typed. And this one.

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  15. I love the Daredevil hanging from the statue of liberty shot.

    Everything else is just gravy. :)

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  16. Uh... No, it's not the best collection.... (not to insult an impressive collection, just hard analysis):

    1) Where's the "Big G"? He's a "build a figure" creation, so he should be there somewhere... and there seem to be some other BAFs missing, but my eyesight isn't what it used to be...

    2) Marvel Action figures date back to ... Mego? That's about 35 years of collecting to consider. Mego, Mattel, ToyBiz, Hasbro.

    3) You got the Wal*Mart Exclusives? Target? San Diego? You got the Stan Lee figure? How about the rare Flatman "figure"?

    4) What about those supercute Superhero Squad toys? I'm gonna get one of Galactus!

    Pretty darn cool, David. When you gonna build dioramas?

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  17. An action figure display like that in my home has long been a dream of mine. One pressing question, though...is it a major pain to dust them?

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  18. I think the only thing more awesome than that collection is the fact they're the focal point of your living room!

    Nice collection. Not sure my own even comes close to comparing; I've mostly got a majority of the older figures and some from the early 2000s MIPs. The Legends are usually too expensive or ugly (especially the Hasbros) for me to even bother with.

    Know what I just realized? It's ironic we now pay for comics what we used to pay for comic action figures!

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  19. You think you've seen nerd? I've got some nerd for you...

    It's WOLFSbane. Wolvesbane would be the plural form, if she had a sibling or two.

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  20. >>Where's the "Big G"? He's a "build a figure" creation, so he should be there somewhere... and there seem to be some other BAFs missing, but my eyesight isn't what it used to be...>>

    Left bottom shelf with Wathcer, Annhilus, Adam Warlock, Ronan, 4 Brood, 6 Skrulls, Frankie Raye, and the Silver Surfer.

    >> 2) Marvel Action figures date back to ... Mego? That's about 35 years of collecting to consider. Mego, Mattel, ToyBiz, Hasbro. >>

    Marvel Legends Action Figures, though I still have a ton of the figures dating back from 1990.

    >> You got the Wal*Mart Exclusives? Target? San Diego? You got the Stan Lee figure? How about the rare Flatman "figure"? >>

    I am missing 5 or 6 figures, but have Flatman. I don't have Stan, but have Ka-Zar and company. I don't have a few of the Ares parts, Vulture, Man-Thing or the second Black Widow. And, that's it.

    >> 4) What about those supercute Superhero Squad toys? I'm gonna get one of Galactus!>>

    I like those, but I'm just focusing on the Legends figures.

    >> Pretty darn cool, David. When you gonna build dioramas? >>

    I have a few I'm still setting up.

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  21. On the side bookcase is the X-Men Blackbird, Cyclops's bike, Wolverine's Bike, 4 Atomic Steeds, 1 Spider-Man alley playset, 2 Fantasticars, 1 Ghost Rider cycle, Zabu, Thing's hover bike, a dozen Gobline Gliders and jet packs, along with Magneto's mutant making machine.

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  22. That is a pretty awesome collection. I like the DareDevil pose on the top there. And to have them all grouped by teams are clever too.

    I used to have all the Secret Wars toyline that are now all abused from lots of action. I used to hang my black costume Spidey from a long pull chord in storm cellar and pretend he was winging all around the city.

    Ah.. thanks for the nostalgia trip.

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  23. Awesome setup! I love how you have everyone divided into teams. Great stuff!

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  24. Give us a CU of the cosmic shelf please!

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  25. It really says something when Wolverine (or a variation thereof) is on several of these teams...

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  26. For someone who thinks HIS collection of action figures (they are NOT dolls MOM)is sweet and supreme beyond the dreams of Galactus I gotta give BF his props. Having DD swing over that awesome Statue of Liberty head from the first X-Men movie reminds me how cool that set was when it first came out. But whey aren't ALL the flying figures suspended by wire. And THANK you for opening the boxes. Lets all celebrate them as toys instead of squirreling them away like they are MEGO or Captain Action...those days will never come again collectors...enjoy the love and can anyone argue with me that NOTHTING smells better than action figures fresh out of the box. Better than sniffing glue.

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  27. oh and I did notice something missing that is just wrong....PLEASE search for the two light up GALACTII that came with the Fanatasic Four and Silver Surfer cartoons...one talks and one lights up...I tear up everyday that I pass mine and know you would do the same. FAR supperior to the build a figure devourerer of worlds. But aside from that...thats for being part of the madness and GETTING IT.

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  28. >> But whey aren't ALL the flying figures suspended by wire. >>

    Quite a few of the flying figures are on flight stands, including Falcon, Wonder Man, Banshee, Ms. Marvel, Magneto, Doctor Strange, and Adam Warlock.

    >> oh and I did notice something missing that is just wrong....PLEASE search for the two light up GALACTII that came with the Fanatasic Four and Silver Surfer cartoons...one talks and one lights up...I tear up everyday that I pass mine and know you would do the same. >>

    I had that figure for *years* and loved him. I lost him in a move.

    >> It really says something when Wolverine (or a variation thereof) is on several of these teams... >>

    True. But, if I had the space, I'd throw my spare Angel and Iceman into the Champions, set up a West Coast Avengers team, a new FF team, and X-Factor.

    But, I do have an MI-13 team and the Hood's army set up, so ... I guess it all balances out[?]

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  29. Now I don't feel so bad about opening my toys. Uh, I mean action figure collection.

    That's just awesome.

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  30. Anonymous12:31 AM

    I was checking out your Exiles collection. I was wondering where you got the Morph figure at? Is he a custom? I've seen another guy with this figure and it looks identical...but I can't find one anywhere...it looks like a Ronin head with a Wolverine body from the Forge/Wolverine two pack. If that is right where did you get the jacket at??

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  31. i think you guys are awesome. im hoping to do my own display soon with a whole room for them (i'm single and childless) but i recognize is a lot of work. And yes i open all my toys with one or two exceptions.
    Unfortunetly i work a lot so everything is in crates so hopefully one day i'll show it. Oh im no sad case, i have a very succsselful life and a sex life (if you're interest), is just another hobby, and what i call it: cheap art as i can't afford Van Gohs!. Well done and all the best. Ariel Lagunas.

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