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100 Best Action Figures of All Time


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lordsathien
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PostPosted: Feb 22 2012 04:56 am Reply with quote Back to top

http://underscoopfire.com/?p=3275

How many of these did you guys have?

I had: Roton from the Metal Men Astronauts, 1995 Punisher, several M.U.S.C.L.E. figures, only the regular version of Outback, Matt Trakker and his flying car, Captain Power, Battle Beasts, '85 Flint, Hordak, Grimlock (my first figure ever), and Skeletor.


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@om*d
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PostPosted: Feb 22 2012 10:27 am Reply with quote Back to top

I have so many of those action figures it is crazy... probably at least 80 percent of that list if not more. I guess I was lucky because I got hand me downs of all the awesome stuff from the 70's and early 80's. I got most of the stuff from 84 onwards myself and continued collecting through most of the 90's up to this day.

I would never be able to make a list like that, however. There are just too many action figures I like, I would never be able to choose.


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Syd Lexia
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PostPosted: Feb 22 2012 11:52 am Reply with quote Back to top

List sucks for not including pictures of every single toy.

"We couldn't be bothered to go on eBay and find a picture of this toy, but take our word for it, it was cool."
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@om*d
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PostPosted: Feb 22 2012 11:57 am Reply with quote Back to top

Syd Lexia wrote:
List sucks for not including pictures of every single toy.

I agree completely. Also, this list could have had so much more. I wouldn't even know where to begin.


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Syd Lexia
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PostPosted: Feb 22 2012 12:47 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Grimlock shouldn't be so high. Or really, on the list at all. The Dinobots were notoriously shoddy pieces of shit that sold on gimmick alone. The hinges that held them together were cheap as fuck and would invariably break after prolonged use.

I didn't see Destro on the list at all, which is bullshit considering he was awesome. But there was room for THREE Snake Eyes figures. What in the fuck? I realize that Snake Eyes was cool in an "OMG! We're American kids and we have never seen ninjas before!" kinda way in the pre-Turtles era, but in terms of design, he sucks. Oh boy, an all-black figure with a sword. Well suck my cock and call me Charlie, that's just *so* damn exciting.
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@om*d
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PostPosted: Feb 22 2012 12:53 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Yeah, there was too much Snake Eyes and Destro definitely deserves a spot on that list. Also, out of all the 80's TMNT action figures, they chose Casey Jones? There were tons of way more awesome figures than him.


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lordsathien
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PostPosted: Feb 22 2012 09:51 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Syd Lexia wrote:
I didn't see Destro on the list at all, which is bullshit considering he was awesome.

"72. Destro v.2 (1988 Hasbro G.I. Joe ARAH) Very underrated version of Destro from the classic days, I prefer the more detailed, larger, and much more interesting Destro from 1988, plus he came with his bad ass Despoiler vehicle and a cloth cape. Very cool."

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PostPosted: Feb 22 2012 09:54 pm Reply with quote Back to top

@om*d wrote:
Yeah, there was too much Snake Eyes and Destro definitely deserves a spot on that list. Also, out of all the 80's TMNT action figures, they chose Casey Jones? There were tons of way more awesome figures than him.

Would it be going too far to admit I liked the Foot Soldiers better than Casey? As a child, I did Embarrassed


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Syd Lexia
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PostPosted: Feb 22 2012 10:52 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Well that's good that Destro did in fact make the list. Again, it was hard to read without pictures.
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Beach Bum
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PostPosted: Feb 22 2012 11:07 pm Reply with quote Back to top

@om*d wrote:
Yeah, there was too much Snake Eyes and Destro definitely deserves a spot on that list. Also, out of all the 80's TMNT action figures, they chose Casey Jones? There were tons of way more awesome figures than him.

I had the Casey Jones toy, actually the only one on that whole list I owned, but I agree the TMNT line had much better ones than him. I had most of the turtles from that line and a few others. Though I still think my favorite was a Raphael I got later that you could stick his head down in his shell and pop it back out. The Turtles stuff was really the only name brand stuff I ever owned as a kid though so I don't have much to compare them to.
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LeshLush
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PostPosted: Feb 27 2012 01:31 am Reply with quote Back to top

I find the absence of Stretch Armstrong appalling.

Also, I don't know if anyone else ever played with them, but I was a huge fan of Zap Power Force as a child. Linked for your convenience and edification.

http://figure-archive.net/toyline.aspx?toylineID=2376
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PostPosted: Feb 27 2012 05:20 am Reply with quote Back to top

Casey Jones is also the only one I owned on the list.


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Water Hamster
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PostPosted: Mar 24 2012 05:39 pm Reply with quote Back to top

best toy no question
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aeonic
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PostPosted: Mar 24 2012 08:59 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Feh, Man-E-Faces was far inferior to Mosquitor or even Stinkor. Yes, Man-E-Faces was worse than a patchouli scented bipedal skunk. Deal with it.


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PostPosted: Apr 18 2012 12:40 am Reply with quote Back to top

I had/have a good amount of those. Solid Snake is one of my favorites. The MGS line from McFarlane was awesome. Vulcan Raven figure was massive.


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