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  1. Little plastic, super-poseable crack. I feel you. The single-minded obsession to get the figures you want can be pretty all-consuming sometimes. But it's oh so sweet when you finally find them.


    However, I for one never understood the MOC collector mentality. I mean, what's the point of collecting "action" figures of which the main selling point is the fact that they are "super-poseable" with 34+ points of articulation, etc. only to leave them forever in the package. They might as well be statues if you never plan to open them. Unless you only collect them with plans to someday get rich reselling them someday. I would go nuts staring at that cool figure of Captain America, Iron Man or Spider-Man, etc., and never actually getting to touch it and see what it was like. For me, the fun of collecting these figures is to open them up and try out all that cool multiple POA. But to each his own I guess.


    lets see if i can help you understand some reasons why i and maybe others keep them moc! first i like to say when i first collected figures they were 5in and and i took them out of the package and stood them on shelves which i thought were cool i had sooooo many i ran out of space and some stayed in the package.when sideshow came out with the universal monsters i had nowhere to put them so i left them in the package and hung them up thought that was cool and when i got invoved with other lines i just hung them on the wall in the beginning it killed me but i quickly adjusted then i had to move back home for awhile and everything stayed in the box so when i stated collecting jlu and ml they stayed in the package and when i moved out agai i hung the which is where they are today! i would never pose them even if i took them out i would line them up but i like them up on the wall. another reason people do sell off thier collections for reason of thier own and moc sells for a lot more. i recently started selling off my moc dc direct figures eventhough i like them i love the dcuc line and spend my money there.


    besides it a personal decision why people keep them moc. while you like to play with yours some people just like having plastic copies of thier favorite characters in plastic so however we collect we all enjoy them in our own way and lets keep collecting and having fun!

  2. can't remember which was my first but i can rember how it got started! i was ordering iceman for my brother and figured i would order me one too then i went on amazon.com and ordered other groups that was common very cheap. but before i knew it we were in a blizzard where you couldnt see in front of you and i decided to go out to to a couple of walmarts one in the city i lived in and one twenty minutes normal time away, and started to pick up other figures from wave 8. so wave 8 figures was my first! i then bactracked and now have all except some variants.

  3. i got in late like 2004 and it depends how deep your pockets go. what i did was get anything new that came out and made a list by series and gave them a number by how rare and expensive they were and every week i would set my eyes on 2-3 figures and win them from ebay at a price i was willing to pay. i would generally do one expensive and two less costly ones. i finished within the year and i have all except the x-men box set with rogue (i don't know why i never got that)



    i stay away from variants except when they are a new character such as the widows by toybiz

  4. Army Buiders:

    Hellfire Club Soldier

    AIM Agent

    Vault Guardsman



    Silver Sable (could easily reuse the female Shield Agent body like they are for Black Widow)




    1st Appearance Storm

    Jean Grey (Jim Lee)


    Rogue (remake Jim Lee, plus an Age of Apocalypse variant)

    Scarlet Witch (remake, Elektra body with new head and boots)






    Medusa (Wouldn't THAT be an outstanding figure if done properly!)


    Meltdown/Boomer/Boom Boom (Can reuse a lot of pieces between her and Jubilee)



    Mary Jane








    Hawkeye (remake)

    Wonder Man (remake, Jacket/Shades)

    Hank Pym (can use the jacket body from Wonder Man)





    Havok (modern)


    Strong Guy




    Luke Cage (modern)

    Iron Fist (modern)

    Colossus (remake, using Icons mold)

    Nightcrawler (remake, using Icons mold)

    Sunfire (classic)

    Professor X (jumpsuit/hoverchair)

    J. Jonah Jameson




    Black Tom Cassidy

    Mastermind (handsome/ugly variants)

    Magneto (remake Jim Lee, plus an Age of Apocalypse variant)

    Silver Samurai

    Loki (remake, classic)

    Ultron (remake, classic)







    How to package these picks:


    Giant Size X-Men boxed set

    Wolverine (reissue of Target exclusive Red Hulk wave Wolverine)

    Phoenix (scaled down Icons)

    Storm (1st appearance)

    Nightcrawler (scaled down Icons)

    Colossus (scaled down Icons)

    Thunderbird (variant from Warpath mold)

    *The only one missing from this will be Banshee, but his Hasbro version was close enough*

    **See below for Sunfire**



    Rogue & Magneto (Jim Lee Versions, with Age of Apocalypse variant set)

    Darkhawk & Silver Sable

    Dazzler & Shatterstar (Classic, with modern costume variant set)

    Mastermind & Hellfire Club Soldier (Mastermind with handsome/ugly variants)

    AIM Agent & Vault Guardsman

    Sunfire & Silver Samurai (unmasked alternate heads)

    Northstar & Aurora

    Shaman & Snowbird (with Puck)

    Madrox & Wolfsbane

    Havok & Polaris

    Strong Guy & Jubilee (weird pairing, I know, but he needs to be packed with someone smaller)

    Black Tom Cassidy & Siryn

    Sunspot & Warpath

    Boomer & Cable (Cable can be a repaint or reissue)

    Hawkeye & Mockingbird

    Professor X & Lilandra

    Jean Grey (Jim Lee) & Cyclops (remake Jim Lee)

    Crystal & Lockjaw

    Scarlet Witch & Wonder Man

    Medusa & Black Bolt (Black Bolt with screaming head, in blue tones)

    Enchantress & Loki

    Hank Pym & Ultron (with mini-Wasp pack-in)

    Firestar & Justice

    Speedball & Rage

    Luke Cage & Iron Fist (modern)

    Photon & Moondragon


    Online exclusives:

    Sauron (much like AoA Sunfire)

    Mary Jane & J. Jonah Jameson



    If we got ALL that, I'd truly be content. It completes my teams, touches on major romances, gives me classics, gives me modern, gives me army builders, gives me remakes of outdated/ugly sculpts.


    I could die happy.



    you forgot Gladiator

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