Saturday, April 30, 2016

Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Series 15 (Playmates Toys)



It feels like it's been a while since we've spoken about the Nickelodeon line of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from Playmates Toys, but fret not, new toys are hitting toy isles as we speak - Most of which are the items based on the new film; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. Its because of this that you may have a little difficulty finding the four new figures from the basic lines. Most stores are being so inundated with movie based figures that they're simply not getting the basic line in stock. We found these at a local Walmart, but even then, trips to other Walmarts in the area yielded nothing but movie related items.

All four of the new figures are Leonardo and Michelangelo related. Much like the prior released series, these come as a surprise as they were not announced at last years Toy Fair or Comic Con. Eye-Poppin Leo and Tongue-Poppin' Mikey were both advertised on the back of the aforementioned prior release - So to correct our statement, they were a surprise when the prior release hit shelves.

 Eye-Poppin' Leo
 Tongue-Poppin' Mikey
Then there are the two new Shadow Ninja figures. These resemble the very first figure released for the Nickelodeon TMNT line - Night Shadow Leonardo. However, unlike this figure which was stiff as a board, I.E. no articulation, and featured a paint deco of black, these figures change to black when dipped in cold water.

 Shadow Ninja Color Change Leo
Shadow Ninja Color Change Mikey

***Update***

You can add the highly anticipated Dire Beaver into the mix of new figures that have hit store shelves. As with the above figures, Walmart appears to be the place where the action is. We found two at our local store, but none at other retailers such as Toys R' Us or Target. Happy hunting!

Dire Beaver

While new figures are always fun to find, these do come with a bit of disappointing news. First and foremost, while Playmates Toys is releasing newly unannounced figures this in turn continues to delay the highly anticipated ones that have already been announced. For example, one of the most anticipated figures, Muckman, has been confirmed as being released (the good news). However, it's not going to be until 4th quarter of this year (the bad news). In addition, and the most disappointing news, this eats into budgeted funding to produce and release figures such as the Mutant 3-Pack which would have featured Ice Cream Kitty, Spike and Dr. Cluckingsworth. These figures have been "back burnered" until further notice - I.E. may or may not be released. In short, while we continue to receive revisioned (or repainted) sculpts of the four Turtles, it causes delay, or the loss of entirely new figures. Personally, we'd rather get the new figures, and skip on the oversaturation of the Turtles.

Oh, well. We suppose Playmates Toys is going to do what they feel like doing. They did show some good stuff in their mix of Toy Fair 2016 promotional items. However, they also showed a massive amount of more Turtle brothers figures as well. The line has already been running for four to five years, which is about the halfway point of what the original series ran for back when it started in the 80's. Perhaps Playmates Toys is running out of steam.

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Forbidden Planet (Trendmasters)



Forbidden Planet
Trendmasters
1998

There have been a ton of toys based on Robby the Robot from the 1956 film, Forbidden Planet. Unfortunately a fair amount of them have been bootleg knockoffs. Be them Japanese / Chinese knock offs sold by local street vendors. Or grocery store toy isle fodder with names a simplistic as "Robot". It seems everyone wants to cash in on the iconic character.

Fortunately for the franchise rights owners, not every toy distributor simply wants to use the likeness of their robot. In 1998, Trendmasters produced the one off, Remote Control Robby the Robot.

Robby featured a motorized walking feature as well as lights and sounds. Pretty much the only downer to this thing was that the distance he could walk was limited to how closely you wanted to follow him - Probably on your knees no less. The bot was tethered to the remote via the wire that sent the signal from the control to the toy, and not a long wire at that - Thus why most adults would be on their knees with it. Overall though, not a bad representation of the character.

Prices vary drastically depending on condition of the box / robot. We've seen prices as low as $65.00 (still not cheap), and as high as $150.00 (definitely not cheap). Then there was the one lucky guy that won one off of ebay for an astonishing $11.38 - Not only a great value (for the buyer), but a win for the unintentional Lucasfilm reference. Either way, that's probably one happy buyer.

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Hitman: Blood Money (NECA)



Hitman: Blood Money
NECA
2006

The Hitman series of games revolves around the character, Agent 47 - A cloned assassin for hire. The series has had a strong foothold in the market for publishers Eidios Interactive and Square Enix, with games coming out fairly regularly since 2000. As of 2016, the series will have it's ninth installment.

Agent 47 has even gone on to be the focal point of a Hitman movie which hit theaters in 2007. Unlike the games however, the movie was met with poor critical reception. So much to the point that not only was the planned sequel cancelled, but so to was the potential reboot.

As part of its Player Select line, NECA produced two versions of Agent 47. The first in a black suit, and the second in a white suit. Granted, the figures are the exact same molds as each other, just with different paint jobs.

 Agent 47 (Black Suit)

One of the most exciting things about these figures (for us) is the vast amounts of accessories. The guns have a massive amount of interchangeable parts, such as scopes and suppressors. These bits and pieces mean that each Hitman figure can still look unique despite being the same mold.

Agent 47 (White Suit)

Hunting these figures down these days is no cheap task. The black suit version of Agent 47 sells for between $30.00 and $50.00. The white suit version is definitely the more rarer of the two, and its value reflects it as such. Prices can reach as high as $80.00 for that particular version.

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Crysis 2 (Gamestars Collectibles and NECA)



Crysis 2
Gamestars Collectibles
2012

Crysis entered the arena of first person shooter games in 2007 with the first installment of the same name. It was so well received, that it garnered a 98% score in PC Gamer magazine, making it one of the highest rated games for PCG.

The game's shtick was the nanosuit which granted the player special abilities, and made the game unique and fun when compared to other shooters that were currently on the market. The rave reviews continued into its sequel, Crysis: Warhead, as well as the highly anticipated Crysis 2 which was released in 2011.

Which bring us to the Gamestars Collectibles line from 2012. Six figures in total were produced based on the game, all featuring a massive amount of accessories, and great articulation and sculpts. Even if you're not a fan of Crysis, it's hard to find fault with the pieces.

 Alcatraz Nanosuit 2.0*C.E.L.L.*Grunt

Personally speaking, Crysis 2 was no challenge in terms of a video game. We literally completed every level by doing the following; crouch, cloak, sneak forward, recharge cloak, repeat. There was no reason to engage any of the enemies because 1) you were quickly outnumbered, and 2) it was faster just to sneak through the entire mission.

Heavy*Nomad Nanosuit 1.0*Stalker

Crysis 2
NECA
2011

Prior to the 2012 release from Gamestars Collectibles, NECA produced a Nanosuit 2 as part of their Player Select line. It wasn't a bad figure, but quite honestly, GC just seemed to hit the mark better with their line.

Nanosuit 2

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Duke Nukem (ReSaurus) and Duke Nukem Forever (NECA)



Duke Nukem
1998
ReSaurus

Duke Nukem began his rise to cult classic status in 1991 with Apogee Software's game of the same name. Much like the majority of the classic shooters of early PC gaming, the game started as shareware, which took off like wild fire. This first "episode" was followed up by two additional installments to round out the first game.

1993 followed with the first sequel, Duke Nukem II. All seemed well on track for the Duke series to be a hot commodity on gaming markets. The success kept coming with 1996's Duke Nukem 3D. Then like someone switching off a light switch, Duke Nukem simply ceased. Rumblings were heard throughout the gaming world as early as 1997 of a future Duke game, and even promotional material was distributed. However, years passed, and no game ever surfaced...(continued below)

A little late to the game, no pun intended, ReSaurus picked up the licensing rights to produce and distribute action figures based on Duke Nukem. The figures get high points for being fairly spot on renditions of their pixilated counterparts. Not only that, but the articulation is pretty generous - Basically put, these are excellent quality figures.

Numerous figures were planned for the series, but only six ever made their way out to markets - Seven if you include the chase variant...Eight if you include the internet version.


 Duke Nukem*Duke Nukem with Freeze Thrower

Duke Nukem had a chase variant which included a Freeze Thrower gun which was packed one per case. This chase version could also be obtained by ordering it online directly from ReSaurus. The benefit to this route was that it also included a shareware version of Duke Nukem 3D.

You have to look close to see the Freeze Thrower in the package. It is the bit of yellow plastic protruding out from the left shoulder of the artwork on the package. Oddly enough, the chase variant is the more common version being sold on secondary markets these days.

 Night Strike Duke*Battlelord

With the exception of the Previews Exclusive figure (below), the enemies are the most valuable and difficult to obtain figures - Specifically Battlelord which can reach a $75.00 price range for a mint on card version. The Octabrain and Pigcop aren't far behind at prices hovering around the $55.00 mark.

 Octabrain*Pigcop

The last figure in the series was the Previews Exclusive figure, S.W.A.T. Duke. It's not a relatively common figure, but can still be found here and there on secondary markets. A mint in package one can be obtained for roughly $45.00. This is definitely one of those buy it when you see it figures (if you're collecting them) because you don't know if you'll find it again. Of course, the same statement could be made about the "enemies" in the line as well.

S.W.A.T. Duke

Duke Nukem Forever
2011
NECA

(continued from above)...

As years continued to tick away past the new millennium, many gamers forgot about Duke. We were now in an era where Call of Duty vs. Battlefield disputes were erupting across the internet. Regardless, classics such as Doom and Wolfenstein were reemerging, reminding gamers that the games that started it all could be re-visioned to compete in today's heavily saturated first person shooter market. It was the perfect time.

Enter Gearbox Software who made a deal to complete the long awaited Duke Nukem Forever (originally entitled Duke Nukem 4ever - Appropriate being that it was the fourth installment planned in the series). Backed by a heavily marketed campaign, and a promise that the game was well worth the wait, DNF was finally unleashed on the public in 2011. Riddled with bugs, long loading times, clunky controls, offensive humor, and dated design, the game received critically disappointed reviews...(concluded below)

Duke Nukem

NECA produced a one and done figure based on Duke with their Player Select line. It's a spot on rendering of the character, and the articulation is definitely ample. Unfortunately, much like the game it found little success on the market.

(concluded from above)...

Gearbox Software made plans to reboot the DN series following Aliens: Colonial Marines. However, with the poor reviews for both the aforementioned Aliens game and Duke Nukem Forever, it is unknown at this time if those plans will proceed.

There's no doubt that Duke Nukem helped to shape the first person shooter genre into the format it is today. Unfortunately for the character, there just doesn't seem to be enough room in the sandbox (or enough desire from players) to continue his exploits. We leave off with a question to all of you. Is Duke Nukem past his prime?

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Painkiller Jane (Palisades)



Painkiller Jane
Palisades
1998

Painkiller Jane isn't the most well known comic book title out there, but it has a strong niche following of fans that have kept it relevant since issue one in 1995.

Created by Joe Quesada and Jimmy Palmiotti, Jane Vasko starts out somewhat like Robocop. She's a police office that gets mortally wounded in the line of duty, only to be revived with superhuman regenerative powers through mysterious means - Okay, maybe not much like Robocop beyond the mortally wounded part. She then leaves the police force, taking on the mantra of vigilante, Painkiller Jane.

Branching out from the pages of comic books, Painkiller Jane even made an appearance in her own made for television movie in 2005 on the Sci Fi Channel. The movie starred Emmanuelle Vaugier as Jane, and would be the backdoor pilot for a television series that would follow.

Said show was the 2007 series of the same name. The show starred Kristanna Loken, and ran for 22 episodes before it was unceremoniously cancelled. The series was significantly different from that of the comic book, dropping most of the back story. Interestingly enough though, the story it did follow resembled much closer the original version of the character that Palmiotti and Quesada developed.

Back in its startup days, Palisades procured the rights to produce a series of figures based on Painkiller Jane. The problem - All they produced was the same figure three times. No other characters were brought into the fold. To make matters worse, all three were produced in limited quantities, making them difficult to obtain.


That was of course back in 1998. Fast forward to 2016, and while the figure isn't flooding secondary markets, it's relatively easy to find all three versions - Its relatively cheap too. All three variants are typically priced between $5.00 and $10.00 on the card. Sadly, even then they don't sell most of the time.

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Splinter Cell: Conviction (NECA)



Splinter Cell: Conviction
NECA
2011

Some of you got a sneak peak of this post (picture wise) a few weeks ago when Blogger decided to post it regardless of the date / time set for it to go live.

Splinter Cell is a popular franchise of video games based on a story (or stories) created by Tom Clancy. The series follows Sam Fischer, a highly trained agent of Third Echelon, and focuses heavily on a stealth game play style.

Conviction is the 6th installment in what will soon be an eight game series (to date) - Despite it being noted as the 5th due to fans not considering the 2006 Essentials title as part of the main story. The game is broken down into two sections. The first is single player, which puts the player in control of Sam Fischer. The second part is the prologue, which is played online. This mode puts two players in control of Archer and Kestrel. Overall the game received good reviews.

In 2011, NECA gave Sam Fischer a little nod with its Splinter Cell: Conviction based figures. The series is actually a part of NECA's Player Select line which includes several one off releases of various video game based characters. The series included a "regular" Sam Fischer, and a second Sam Fischer with a bulletproof vest.

Sam Fischer (Bullet Proof Vest)

Much like prior video game based figures, the series eventually made its way to clearance racks only to find a strong foothold on secondary markets years later. A sealed Sam Fischer (of either variety) will set you back anywhere from $30.00 to $50.00. As we usually say in cases such as this - Not bad for a figure that nobody wanted when it was readily available.

We'll be covering more of NECA's Player Select lines in the near future, so stay tuned for those if you're a fan of the series.

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

The Spirit (Mezco)



The Spirit
Mezco
2008

It's a real shame that 2008's The Spirit doesn't get the kind of love that other comic book movies have garnered. Quite honestly we thought it was pretty good. Mind you, we're also big Frank Miller fans, and love his style of films - Specifically the visuals.

Mezco produced a few items to coincide with the film's release, but sadly, they were as poorly received as the film. Items stayed on pegs for months before being shifted to clearance isles, where for many stores, select items continued to sit.

Overall, the line did a decent job of covering a fair amount of ground for being just one series of figures. There are glaring omissions, such as Scarlett Johansson's character - Silken Floss, Dan Lauria's character - Dolan, and one of the two main love interests of The Spirit, Sarah Paulson's character - Ellen. No doubt, these figures would have been an amazing addition to a second wave.

The Spirit*Sand Seref*Plaster of Paris

The Octopus*Pathos*Plaster of Paris and Sand Seref Black and White Two-Pack

Mezco also produced a twelve inch Spirit, which was available in two slightly different versions. The first features a straight tie, while the second features a tie that is depicted as flapping in the wind.

The Spirit (Straight Tie)*The Spirit (Flapping Tie)

Prices for the series flip flop all over the place these days. We've seen entire carded sets sell for as little as $8.00 for the whole lot. On other occasions, we've seen specific figures sell for around $15.00 on the card. This back and forth makes it incredibly difficult to pinpoint a price point. If there is anything to be learned from this, patience will pay off in money saved if you're hunting them down as there are cheap sets to be found.

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Star Wars: The Force Awakens DVD and Blu-Ray Round Up / Reveiw



We've been searching the various websites all day for news on the newly released Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens DVD and Blu-Ray. It seems that while many sites were eager to announce the release, showcase the upcoming exclusives, and then eagerly count down the days with fans - None of them seem to be all that interested in a follow up report now that the physical movie is available. So, we'll take the helm, and jump right in.

For those of you that know us personally here at The Toy Box, you know that while we have a great passion for toys, our heart truly lies with Star Wars home video releases. If it was released in the USA, we have it (okay, our collection isn't really limited to just the USA). From 1977's first Super 8 from Ken Films, all the way through the most recent release we're about to talk about - We have it. So let's dive in, shall we?

Don't care about ultimate picture quality? Couldn't tell the difference between DVD and Blu-Ray anyway? Don't have an interest in any special features? Simply want to watch / own the movie for as cheaply as possible? You want the single DVD disc version.

No bells and whistles. Just the movie presented in widescreen (2.40:1) format with the option of English, French, Spanish, Dolby Digital English 2.0 and Descriptive Audio (for the hearing impaired). Also features English SDH, French and Spanish Subtitles.

No frills. No fuss, no mess, just the film. It's available at most retail outlets, and is priced at $19.99. For now, most places have it on sale for between $16.99 and $17.99. We suspect as a little time goes on that this version will be even cheaper online.

Now go to the opposite side of that coin. Want the special features? Like the quality of Blu-Ray vs. DVD? Doesn't matter. With this next version you get not only the Blu-Ray, but also the DVD and a Digital HD copy you can download.

Special features include Secrets Of The Force Awakens: A Cinimatic Journey, The Story Awakens: The Table Read, Building BB-8, Crafting Creatures, Blueprint Of A Battle, John Williams: The Seventh Symphony, ILM: The Visual Magic Of The Force and Deleted Scenes. As a self proclaimed connoisseur of  Star Wars on home video, these special features are honestly not as good as they sound. Most of them prattle on ad nauseum with things that most of us who tuned in to everything Episode VII we could find while it was in production already heard a hundred times over by now. Furthermore, where's the commentary track with the cast, and the trailers / TV spots?

It was interesting to see that the actual plastic of the case for the movies is black, unlike the customary blue colored Blu-Ray packaging. Granted we haven't bought a new Blu-Ray since the last Star Wars release (which was blue), so maybe that standard has changed at this point in time. Unlike the slipcase sleeve, the plastic case itself features the same artwork as the DVD cover.

The combo pack retails for $24.99, but is on sale at most retail locations for $19.99 currently.

Then there are the numerous exclusive versions. Or rather, to correctly state that, the numerous exclusive covers. None of the retailers actually offer anything unique to the set beyond the case. Sure, Target boasts that you get exclusive bonus content, but the fact of the matter is that this content is not on the disc. Much like the HD version, it has to be downloaded, and can only be viewed online. So with that said, let's start with the Target exclusive.

Probably our least favorite.

We admittedly do like the cover a lot. In fact, it's probably our favorite out of the bunch. The combination of all the movie theater posters into one really comes together well. Which is why the rest of our opinion on this version is so unfortunate.

What we hate about it is that it's a cardboard sleeve. Unlike the other versions which give you a nice sturdy plastic (or steel) case, this one is flimsy, and definitely destined for damage with repeated "use". Definitely wouldn't hand this version to a kid, and expect to get it back in once piece.

Furthermore, for the privilege of getting that bonus content, it's going to cost you $24.99! While Target currently sells the combo pack above for the sale price of $19.99, they want you to pay $5.00 more for a single bonus feature....One you can only view online!

The price combined with the flimsy packaging leaves this exclusive version one we only recommend for the most die hard Star Wars fan that either collects all versions, or simply wants the most content for their money. We're not even bothering opening ours as it contains the same DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital HD version as can be found in the combo pack. We're sure the bonus content will pop up online somewhere without the need to open the package.

Next up we have the BB-8 fan's dream come true. A slipcase featuring the droid front and center, which also folds open to reveal more of the cast - Finn, Poe, Rey and Han.

Beyond the slipcase, there is nothing additional to see here. It features the same combo pack that is available via most retail stores - Right down to the artwork. It literally is just a different slipcase slipped over the plastic one.

Unlike Target, Walmart is selling their exclusive for the same price that you can buy the retail edition at - Currently on sale for $19.99, will retail later at $24.99.

The last exclusive we have is for the SteelBook Kylo Ren / First Order fans. Best Buy offers a case that is not only sturdy, but pretty nice in terms of the artwork. If we had one complaint about it, it would be that we wished the style of the case mimicked that of the recently re-released Saga so that it would fit in with them. A perfect opportunity not capitalized on. Of course, those were released by 20th Century Fox, while this is of course Disney's first outing.

Beyond the SteelBook packaging, you won't find any extras here. Much like the above, this is no more than a repackaging of the current retail combo pack. It currently is on sale for about $27.99, but will spring back up to $29.99 after the sale.

An honorable mention goes out to the Digital HD Pre-Order version of the film, which was actually made available for purchase while the movie was still in theaters. Most stores sold it for $29.99, and have since reduced that price to about $24.99. Personally, we think that this price is going to drop even further before most stores sell out of them.

The real benefit to purchasing this version over the others was that it was available on April 1st, as opposed to the physical editions, which did not come out until today, April 5th. Believe us, getting it that much sooner means a lot to a ravenous Star Wars fan.

It does include the special features that you get with the retail combo pack, but what's disappointing about this one is that they're all at the end of the film. For those who bought the Digital HD Saga which came out a bit ago, you know that the special features were their own "icon" that you could click to view. This is what we were hoping for / expecting with this one - Obviously, that didn't happen.

The "set" also includes three collectible mini posters.

So what does this all come down to? Which version is the one you want? Well, it all comes down to your preference of package with this release. Sure, you can shell out the additional money for the Target exclusive to get that one lone bonus feature. But, at the end of the day, what you're essentially buying is your "flavor" of package. As we said, we bought them all - Which one(s) are you buying?

To see more of our personal Star Wars video collection check out the Star Wars Super Collector's Wishbook by Geoffrey T. Carlton. We are credited as a Super Contributor for all but building that section of the book for him from Volume 3 through current.

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Thunderbirds (Matchbox)



Thunderbirds
Matchbox
1994

Thunderbirds is a cult classic television series which was aired between September 1965 to December 1966. The series utilized a form of electronic marionette puppetry combined with scale model special effects sequences - Dubbed Supermarionation. Created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, the series would become their most popular and commercially successful project throughout their careers.

Though there has been numerous merchandise produced based on the Thunderbirds, many fans seek out the 1994 Matchbox line. This is mainly due to the readily available pieces on secondary markets, and for now, the relatively "low" costs.

The line featured numerous action figures, a couple of playsets, a handful of die-cast items and dolls. All and all, it's a fairly rounded out series, providing something for everyone in terms of collector preference.

We'll start with the figures; Ten in all were produced, each featuring your basic five points of articulation. Packed in with each figure was a small accessory pertinent to the character.

 Alan Tracy*Gordon Tracy*Jeff Tracy

 John Tracy*Scott Tracy*Virgil Tracy

 Brains*Lady Penelope

 Parker*The Hood

Matchbox produced two playsets for the series. However, don't be fooled. The scale is in line to incorporate the die-cast vehicles with them, and not the figures. There were sadly no vehicles or playsets produced that accommodate the scale of the figures.

 Tracy Island*Thunderbird 2

Out of everything, the die-cast items feel like the heart and soul of the series. Die-cast vehicles are Matchbox's specialty after all, so it would make sense that these would turn out far superior to the figures - Not that the figures are bad by any means.

 Lady Penelope's Fab 1*Thunderbird 3*Thunderbird 1
Thunderbird 2 and Thunderbird 4

 Thunderbirds Rescue Pack

The last items produced were dolls in the fashion of Mego. These particular items are actually reproductions of a prior set of Thunderbirds dolls produced by Bandai.

Alan Tracy*Scott Tracy*Virgil Tracy

Like we said above, Matchbox really provided a style of collectible for pretty much every type of collector out there. If you're a fan of the Thunderbirds, check this line out.

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Friday, April 1, 2016

Star Labor (Scott Tolleson / 2BitHack)



Star Labor
Scott Tolleson / 2BitHack
2016

No, this isn't an April Fool's Day gag, despite the very day chosen to publish this. Instead, this is the work of one Scott Tolleson, and his cohort, 2BitHack. It's Matt, Radar Technician as seen in the highly popular Undercover Boss sketch on Saturday Night Live.

If you haven't seen the skit in question, there's numerous sites online where you can catch it. It's mildly entertaining, but not the best we've seen from SNL - Especially in terms of Star Wars parodies. It is however worthy of a viewing for nothing else than to kill a few minutes.

The figure was produced, and sold in a limited batch of just 30 pieces. The asking price - Ouch, $70.00 plus $10.00 shipping.

Of course, being related to Star Wars, and in such limited quantities, the figure sold out almost instantly at Stolleart.com - It also didn't hurt that the figure is just so cool in general. This of course means that those looking for this figure now are pretty much out of luck.

A few have surfaced on ebay, but if you thought the $70.00 asking price was high, try swallowing the $200.00 to $300.00 second hand sellers have gotten for the figure - Proving yet again that scalpers are douche bags. Can we say that? Well, we did.

The duo followed up their successful iteration of Matt, Radar Technician with Tim, Stormtrooper 501st Legion. Much like Matt, the figure was limited to a run of 30, and once again priced at $70.00 plus $10.00 shipping. This figure also sold out instantly.

Because Tim was just "released" as of March 25, 2016, it's difficult to say at this time if he will follow suit on ebay with second hand dealers jacking the price sky high. Hopefully this time around the people that actually wanted the figure got one. If not, we suspect a repeat of Matt, Radar Technician - And sadly, someone will pay the asking price - Much like they have with Matt.

At the end of the day, this isn't the first custom Matt, Radar Technician figure that fans have created, and subsequently sold. We've seen two other versions - One on a The Force Awakens cardback, and another version in the Black Series packaging. We're sure many more will come. Until then, this one is definitely our personal favorite due to the extra attention to detail that went into not only the figure, but the custom cardback. 

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