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Posted: 2/12/2002 6:37:32 PM EDT
[img]http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20020212/i/2952790048.jpg[/img] Undated publicity photo shows U.S. Army Delta Force action figure, part of the Freedon Force line of action figures. The staying power of G.I. Joe, the American military toy icon, is coming under heavy fire as rivals join the ranks in the growing field of action figures. Toy makers in the United States and around the world are rushing to cash in on the growing appeal for action figures that embody heroic sentiments since the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States. REUTERS/HO/Blue Box Toys
Link Posted: 2/12/2002 6:38:42 PM EDT
[img]http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20020212/i/3087024161.jpg[/img] F-14 Tomcat pilot action figure, part of the Freedon Force line of action figures.
Link Posted: 2/12/2002 6:46:21 PM EDT
Good looking pics...nice detail...my Mom still has most of my G.I.Joes circa 1965. I guess I'll have to pay Her off to get them back...Ah yes...Such wonderful childhood memories [:)]
Link Posted: 2/12/2002 8:13:36 PM EDT
Have you seen the new ones? The detail is freakin incredible. With all the competition in this market segment, which has been heating up for a few years now but has started to catch even more attention lately, the different companies are working hard to outdo eachother, and the details are where it's at. Many of them come with weapons like M4/RAS systems where the grip panels, forward pistol grip, Aimpoint, etc. all actually detach so you can configure the weapons in pretty much any setup that you'd have in real life. They've also got stuff like the tac slings and assault vests. And of course all the magazines for the rifles and pistols. I didn't realize how for it has gone in the past few years until I saw a table of this stuff at a gun show a couple of months ago. The guy had stacks and stacks of all the weapons, accessories, hands with the fingers in all different positions to hold different items, different heads so you can make them look however. Check out this [url=http://www.legendshobbies.com/70121.htm]Marine MOUT figure[/url] [image]http://www.legendshobbies.com/1-6drag/70121-1.jpg[/image] [image]http://www.legendshobbies.com/1-6drag/70121-9.jpg[/image] [image]http://www.legendshobbies.com/1-6drag/70121-w1.jpg[/image]
Link Posted: 2/12/2002 8:29:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By M1A-A1: Good looking pics...nice detail...my Mom still has most of my G.I.Joes circa 1965. I guess I'll have to pay Her off to get them back...Ah yes...Such wonderful childhood memories [:)]
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Dude, you are sitting on a potential gold mine! I hear that the originals (if they are complete, and in good cond.) are worth BIG $ to collectors!
Link Posted: 2/12/2002 8:34:37 PM EDT
Where did you get those. and how much Do they go for. I have some but they are not as detailed and the gear doesn't come off.
Link Posted: 2/12/2002 8:53:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/12/2002 8:55:11 PM EDT by Hoplophile]
Click on the "Marine MOUT" link and it's a site FULL of this stuff. Also, I saw some recently on a regular AR site, but I can't remember which one. Try Cav Arms. Here is a set that is just the [url=http://www.legendshobbies.com/m4.htm]M4[/url] [image]http://www.legendshobbies.com/m4-nor.jpg[/image] [image]http://www.legendshobbies.com/m4-swat.jpg[/image]
Link Posted: 2/15/2002 2:13:30 PM EDT
These are greatlooking, thanks for giving me a new addiction. Always loved to build 1/16 figures, these are as good as I could ever build them. And with better cloths...
Link Posted: 2/15/2002 2:21:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/15/2002 2:22:14 PM EDT by marvl]
Screw G.I. Joe. Where can I get G.I. Jane action figures? [:D] Actually, the detail on those is pretty impressive.
Link Posted: 2/15/2002 2:24:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/15/2002 2:25:19 PM EDT by Watch-Six]
They must be for adults. If a kid took one to school they would be jailed under the new zero weapons tolerance policies. Watch-Six
Link Posted: 2/15/2002 3:02:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/16/2002 7:28:13 AM EDT
Originally Posted By marvl: Screw G.I. Joe. Where can I get G.I. Jane action figures? [:D]
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