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ever been impressed by a figure you thought would be shite?

Postby Dave Tree » 29 Apr 2009 13:23

Title says it all. I always thought this guy was crap till one arrived yesterday,

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and now if anything, I really like it.

Anybody else ever experienced this with any characters?

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Re: ever been impressed by a figure you thought would be shite?

Postby SteveD » 29 Apr 2009 14:08

25th Scrap Iron for me. I got him with Wild Bill, who I only bought for a few of his accessories anyway, but I rather like the Scrap Iron. It's because his removeable vest hides the "Simon Cowell Pants Look" that put me off these 25th figures so much.

Planned on selling him on, but I think I might just keep him.

Who is the Boxer then Dave? And surely that's not official sanctioned headgear?
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Re: ever been impressed by a figure you thought would be shite?

Postby Dave Tree » 29 Apr 2009 14:18

He's Big Boa the Cobra Trainer.

Really dig the removable boxing gloves, they look hilarious on a Cobra Trooper. Might have to get a second one just for the extra gloves :-D
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Re: ever been impressed by a figure you thought would be shite?

Postby gung-hoeddie » 29 Apr 2009 14:37

i thought voltar was a bit rubbish untill i got one in a job lot and now i think he's pretty cool.
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Re: ever been impressed by a figure you thought would be shite?

Postby Dave Tree » 29 Apr 2009 15:09

I had a carded Voltar a while back for sale, I thought he'd never move :lol:
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Re: ever been impressed by a figure you thought would be shite?

Postby Chopper » 29 Apr 2009 15:47

Voltar seems to go cheap. Captain Craptastic's legs and crotch are from Big Boa. I always though he was crap. Still do.

One figure I thought looked lame was Sci-fi. Then a mate got one and I discovered even tho he was fluro green he was way cool.

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Fluro green? What were they thinking? Flash is cooler tho.
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Re: ever been impressed by a figure you thought would be shite?

Postby Dave Tree » 29 Apr 2009 15:51

Chopper wrote:Captain Craptastic's legs and crotch are from Big Boa..


Captain Craptastic? this sounds good, did you make this as a figure? :lol:
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Re: ever been impressed by a figure you thought would be shite?

Postby Thundershot » 29 Apr 2009 18:49

I was pleasantly surprised by Raptor..& I'm starting to like a lot of the Battle corp's nice figures ruined by neon colours.
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Re: ever been impressed by a figure you thought would be shite?

Postby Red Laser » 29 Apr 2009 19:00

Dave Tree wrote:He's Big Boa the Cobra Trainer.

Really dig the removable boxing gloves, they look hilarious on a Cobra Trooper. Might have to get a second one just for the extra gloves :-D


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Re: ever been impressed by a figure you thought would be shite?

Postby Chopper » 30 Apr 2009 00:38

Lost the tread Dave, but here his is with updated neckerchief. I think he looks a little like Don Knots. Can't find the thread with the bio, but I'll update it all soon, when his pink cape arrives.
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