Jimmyfrank's Collection Showcase
Sept. 2010
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To me, the word "toys" has always been sort of synonymous with "action figures."  So, I can hardly remember NOT having action figures!  I'm lucky to say it, but I still have many, if not most, of the action figures I had as a child.  Classic guys like Big ...
To me, the word "toys" has always been sort of synonymous with "action figures."  So, I can hardly remember NOT having action figures!  I'm lucky to say it, but I still have many, if not most, of the action figures I had as a child.  Classic guys like Big Jim, Johnny West (Best of the West), GI Joe (the original large scale figures), Mego action figures (World's Greatest Super Heroes, Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, etc,).  They were all important to me, and they are still some of the most prized parts of my collection.
 
My favorite figures have varied over the years.  My latest hunts, though, have been the McFarlane Football figures.  Of course, with football season now ending, I'm sure that will soon change.  Hmmm... what next?
 
I have always been very partial to the Kenner/Hasbro Star Wars figures and have really loved the way the production quality has increased in these figures over the years.  (Thanks to Todd McFarlane!)
 
I'm not sure I have anything that I'm particularly looking for in the current action figure lines.  However, I would like to get some figures from the Major Matt Mason line.  I had some of them as a child and don't have any now.  I really don't know what ever happened to what I had from this line as a child, but I remember so well how incredible these toys were.
 
I love the "thrill of the hunt", but that can get old.  One part of collecting figures in particular that doesn't get old for me is finding those figures that have the greatest sculpt.  I'm a 6-year art student (from way back in my college days) and found that I enjoyed figure sculpting the most, so I suppose I'm partial to it.
 
When Todd McFarlane first came out with his Spawn line, I had never read or heard of the character.  Several times I would walk by the action figures hanging on the shelf admiring the sculpting of the figures.  No other manufacturers had near the detail and quality of Todd Toys, as MacFarlane Toys was originally called.  The paint jobs were clean and detailed.  It wasn't very long before I had the entire series in my collection.   
 
The sculpt and detail are always important to me, and I've actually purchased several action figure lines based solely on it.
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