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Vintage v Modern Action Figures - Camp Lando

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Vintage v Modern Action Figures - Camp Lando

Postby Leemcl » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:33 pm

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How to turn an Action Star Icon into a 70’s sitcom stereotype in one sculpt design. And is he sneezing or sniffing ?

How is it possible that so many modern figures are appalling?

The Vintage Line has its share of clunkers, but maybe 10% of figures were poor overall. Whereas the modern lines have 90% (or higher) shite v 10% (or less) decent figures.

A vintage Lando in the “Smugglers” outfit. What a cool figure that would have made v the Bespin only ESB Lando.
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Re: Modern Action Figures - Camp Lando

Postby Ruby2511 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:38 pm

A lot of them are crap, no character.
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Re: Vintage v Modern Action Figures - Camp Lando

Postby subzero » Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:34 am

I can't stand anything modern, some figures at first glance can make me think "hmm looks kinda alright", but that's only when the sculpt looks nice and it's a figure with a helmet or an alien/monster face, anything with a familiar human characters face looks awful. And whether I think it looks awful or even kinda alright as soon as I pick it up and feel and hear the quality of the plastic I just wanna puke.
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Re: Vintage v Modern Action Figures - Camp Lando

Postby Cardbackkid » Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:57 am

I would have to disagree , some modern figures look great in my opinion ! I really like the rouge one line so many great sculpts

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Re: Vintage v Modern Action Figures - Camp Lando

Postby edd_jedi » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:32 am

I would prefer they made the new toys in the vintage style, that would be cool :)

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Re: Vintage v Modern Action Figures - Camp Lando

Postby Crumm » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:51 am

I think the quality of the modern stuff is quite poor as well, they feel really flimsy to say that you pay a fair bit just for one figure.

The vintage stuff in comparison are really well made and almost bullet-proof! My 6yr old son has all my beaters from when I was a kid and has not managed to break one yet, he got a modern figure a few months ago and the leg was off in two weeks!
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Re: Vintage v Modern Action Figures - Camp Lando

Postby Dr_Ball_MD » Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:59 pm

I have to agree on the Rogue One figures, love the look of those, also the best Stormtrooper sculpt I've seen.
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Re: Vintage v Modern Action Figures - Camp Lando

Postby Taffius » Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:30 pm

I have grown to like the Rogue One figures too and putting a run together. Not had them out of their cards though but liked the film so much that the figures are growing.
Also, at £1.99 I think their good value. :lol:

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Re: Vintage v Modern Action Figures - Camp Lando

Postby TWOFOOT » Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:49 pm

Leemcl wrote:16B1A6A4-B2C5-4A61-8860-7C2962C27FC4.png


A vintage Lando in the “Smugglers” outfit. What a cool figure that would have made v the Bespin only ESB Lando.


That's given me an awesome idea for a custom figure. :)
This can only lead me down a dark path....... Again. Lol


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