Reddit reviews: The best toy figures & playsets

We found 4,263 Reddit comments discussing the best toy figures & playsets. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 2,449 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about Toy Figures & Playsets:

u/Adeno · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hi there! I want to share with you something that I've been doing for two months. I've been hunting down the characters from my childhood days (back in the 80s) and I'm buying the new toy versions of them :D

Since you're into sci-fi and "unique" stuff, I think you'll enjoy these items that I'll recommend :D

  • a. Neca Robocop - Robocop is one of the most prominent characters of the 80s alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, and the Alien Xenomorphs. Created from what remains of a cop brutally gunned down, this mechanized law enforcer is the symbol of humanity persevering against overwhelming odds. Robocop is a symbol that reminds us that it is up to us whether technology is to be used for good or bad, and when the corrupt try to control the innocent, then we have to fight back no matter how chained we are by their power.

    The toy itself is beautiful! It is fully articulated, meaning you can make Robocop pose whichever way you want (make him do Gangnam Style dance if you wish!) and even the holster on the side of his hip opens to reveal his gun! If you're getting only ONE Robocop toy, then make it this Neca Robocop!

  • b. Jakks Pacific Godzilla 2014 - this is one MASSIVE Godzilla based on his latest year 2014 incarnation! It stands at around 2 feet tall and 3 feet long! In other words, it's one of the biggest Godzilla toys in history! For its gigantic size, you'll be surprised that this thing isn't $100 or more, when most toys of his size are extremely expensive. Don't worry though, because this Godzilla looks just like his movie counterpart! His body is pretty well detailed enough that you wouldn't call him cheap. He has multiple points of articulation that enables you to pose him in some pretty interesting and fun ways! His tail even swings! This Godzilla will definitely be one to generate conversation between you and your friends when they see this awesome guy in your room!

  • c. Monsterarts Godzilla 2014 - you may be wondering why I'm recommending two Godzilla toys, rest assured that I have a very good reason! If you looked at the Jakks Pacific Godzilla 2014, even though it's pretty well made and decent looking, you might think "Hmm, Godzilla can look much better than this!". Well you are right! Monsterarts is the high quality line that makes the best Godzilla toys currently. The quality of their work demands so much that they can only release limited quantities of these extremely beautiful works of art at a time!

    These toys are very "realistic" and the closest you could possibly get to having living monsters on your table or shelf! Despite their very beautiful sculpture like aesthetics, you'll be surprised to learn that these are the most "super articulated" toys available! An average Monsterarts toy consists of 25, 30, or even more articulation points!

    One glance at this Monsterarts Godzilla 2014 and you'll immediately know and see the difference in detail and craftsmanship that it has compared to other Godzilla toys.

    If you're thinking about buying Monsterarts toys, then you have to do it as soon as possible. These are really made in limited numbers and their value goes high pretty fast. They might be pricey at $60 to $70 each, but I really say they're worth the price!

  • d. Monsterarts Alien Warrior - no sci-fi room is complete without at least one xenomorph toy! We know that there's a lot of Aliens toys around due to the popularity of the movies, but I personally recommend that you get this Monsterarts Alien Warrior. Yes, it is made by the same people who make the Monsterarts Godzilla toys!

    These aliens are really beautifully made! I believe that this toy has captured the true essence of Giger's designs. It radiates a sense of a silent hunter who prowls in the darkness, only to slowly reveal its terror to its victim at the last second! You can pose this toy in all sorts of ways because it has more than 25 or 30 points of articulation! The tail "flows" beautifully because of this, while you can observe every fine detail of this xenomorph's body! You can even open its mouth and its little extended jaw/mouth will come out!

  • e. Figuarts Super Saiyan Goku - I think Dragonball is one of those Japanese creations that has already worked its way into every western sci-fi display case. The characters are loveable and the battles are epic and they span from Earth to even across the universe! The story might be similar to Superman's story, where an alien lands on planet Earth and ends up saving it from his own race and other intergalactic god-like beings, but the charm of Dragonball is how it mixes comedy into its badass battles. Goku definitely exudes the fun spirit of Jackie Chan, powerful but kind-hearted.

    If you're going to buy Dragonball toys, I recommend buying the Figuarts brand. As you might have guessed, Figuarts is related to Monsterarts. Where Monsterarts creates monster toys, Figuarts makes the human (or at least human looking) toys. In this case, Figuarts has created what's probably the best Dragonball toys in history!

    This Super Saiyan version of Goku also benefits from having many points of articulation! You can make his head look up or down, sideways as well. You can make his upper body curl to do ab crunches. You can make his arms move around, same with his lower body. In other words, you can make Goku do almost everything, from hilarious Gangnam Style dances to the more traditional Kamehameha poses! Definitely get Goku right away before prices skyrocket because just like the Monsterarts products, these Figuarts toys are also made in very limited quantities!

  • g. Figma Link - I heard that you like the Legend of Zelda, so I'm happy to present to you the Figma Link! Just like Figuarts and Monsterarts, Figma is one of the origins of Figuarts. In other words, it's practically the same but they focused on other characters. One of those characters is Link from the Legend of Zelda!

    No childhood from the 80s and 90s can ever be complete without Link! This Link also boasts a lot of articulation just like Goku! Of course, he comes with his trademark sword and shield! Definitely get this if you love the Zelda series!

    I have so much I really want to recommend to you like Figuarts Michael Jackson, Sailor Moon, Mario, Monsterarts Predator and so on, but it would make this already long post much longer lol! I'll just show you what my shelf looks like haha :D

    You can also check out more stuff from my little toy review site at adenofuntime.wix.com/main or you can simply check out my Amazon Wish List for the stuff I'd recommend to you that I'd also love to get :D

    I hope you enjoyed reading and looking at my recommendations! I really welcome this opportunity to win another beautiful item from my list :D

    Don't call it Frisco. It's Monsterarts and Figuarts :D
u/Beginning_Gunpla · 0 pointsr/Gunpla

so many questions! @[email protected] I'll try and answer what ones I can

  • for your first kit I think I'd most highly recommend the hg rx-78-2 revive, on top of being just an all around amazing kit it is also really inexpensive averaging around the $12 range and I bought both of mine at Barnes and noble (yep, I like it so much I have two) but there is also amazon, hlj (hobby link Japan), gundam planet, etc where you can buy it

  • beginning tools wise a pair of side cutters is pretty much a must and they can vary greatly in price but honestly a cheap pair from a local hobby shop will serve you just fine, an x-acto knife and sandpaper/sanding sticks/file set for sanding down or taking care of nubs is the next two things I'd recommend and with that stuff you're good to go

  • I don't have a light box so I can't really answer this, as a poor man's solution I've sometimes used the bottom half of the gunpla box on its side with some white copy paper laying in it (2-4 sheets) to make like a fake light box

  • the thing about rx-78-2 and zaku/char's zaku ii is that since they are from the oldest gundam series and so well known and iconic there are like a zillion (not really) versions of them floating about in the ether so it may be a little hard at first to get them matching each other perfectly unless you go for like a specific set that you know matches like say the real grade line and get each of the three suits from just that line, but I wouldn't worry too much about them looking like they match up perfectly with each other because it can be surprisingly easy and fun to collect several versions of a single unit (I have 5 rx-78-2's in just high grade form and two of those are the exact same kit, the revive with one as an out of box build and the other painted and customised slightly)

  • I guess now I'll just list off with links (to Amazon, though you can search yourself and buy them elsewhere if you want as Amazon doesn't always have the best prices so don't be afraid to shop around a little) that I'd recommend to you

  • http://www.amazon.com/Bandai-Hobby-RX-78-2-Gundam-Revive/dp/B00WW4F8YA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1463326812&sr=8-1&keywords=rx-78-2+gundam+revive the rx-78-2 revive is such an amazing kit, it looks incredible despite being a deceptively easy build and is super articulate, capable of basically any pose you want it to do, just buy it @[email protected]

  • http://www.amazon.com/Bandai-Hobby-Gunpla-Starter-Set/dp/B003KX5OWS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1463327018&sr=8-1&keywords=Gunpla+starter+kit two kits in one box, both a rx-78-2 and a zaku ion and they definitely match each other the only downside is they're a little bit older kits but still great

  • http://www.amazon.com/Bandai-Hobby-Gunpla-Starter-Set/dp/B004L21CMI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1463327220&sr=8-2&keywords=Gunpla+starter+kit this kit comes with a grey gundam marker for panel lining and was also made to be panel lined which means that once you do it will look awesome and it also comes with the gundam hammer, downside is the one beam saber is all white plastic

  • http://www.amazon.com/MS-06S-x3000-Kidou-senshi-GUNDAM-Origin/dp/B00T41F4P2/ref=pd_sim_21_4?ie=UTF8&dpID=51gbGYR4qeL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR140%2C160_&refRID=079SCS6R87B7N8X46D6E char's zaku ii the origin version looks crazy detailed for a high grade and just looks great!

    Finally, welcome to gunpla and I hope your first kit whatever it may be is a blast to build! And hopefully my ramblings were at least a little helpful
u/BaconBiscuits · 5 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Congratulations! That's awesome! :D

In this moment I'm thankful for all the love in my life that at one point, I didn't think I was worthy of. I didn't believe that I was worthy of love, and that it was impossible for someone else to love me. Like that way of thinking took me to some awful places that still haunt me.

And yet, today I feel so much love. I have a wonderful boyfriend, and even though now and again we have our hiccups, we love each other equally and deeply. He's my best friend, my partner, and a person I never get sick of; in previous relationships we've both wanted space from SOs, but this time it's different. We still wake up all giddy that the other is lying there beside us, we still love to spend so much time together. On the 18th it'll have been 2 years since we first kissed, and agreed we loved each other, and started going out. That day changed my life, and if anything I love him more than I did then if that's even possible.

I have love from my family who have of course always been there but sometimes when you're going through stuff it gets hard to remember. Especially my sister. I'm so thankful for our relationship; most siblings are amicable or don't get on, but this kid is my best friend. I can't stand not seeing her every week, we mostly eat junk food and watch anime or korean drama but that's our thing! I tell her everything, I talk to her every day, and when I was deciding if I wanted to move out, she was the person I thought of most. The first time I thought of moving out, I couldn't do it because I couldn't bear the thought of leaving her.

I'm thankful for my friends. After Lewis and I got together, a lot of people from high school who I thought were my friends caused drama and didn't talk to me. But in the end I was okay, I got to know other people and now I have some of the best friends in the world.

And I'm thankful for you guys. I've some had some really tough times this year that I never expected to go through, but you were all here for me supporting me. Some of you were even here for me when it was this place that was my problem! Through it all, you guys have been here, proving that we're not just random strangers on the internet, we're a community. I care so deeply about some of the people here, and did not expect I would! I cherish them, and I love them.

All the people I've mentioned above make me who I am, and encourage me to be the best I can be. And now the girl who thought she didn't deserve love and didn't think she was strong enough to cope with life, has so much love in her life and has the support to know she can take on the world. And I'm thankful for that c:

I won't risk the international shipping if it's a bother to you, which is understandable, but I can't decide what to put as my wishlist thing! So I'll let you choose, if I have the fortune to win!, between something for Lewis, something for Dannielle (or any hama beads from the under £5 list), or anything else off the various wishlists you think is pretty cool xD <3<3

u/yamiyaiba · 5 pointsr/Gundam

Welcome to the hobby, friend! Here's a few useful tidbits of info for you.

None of the Gundam kits from the last 20 or so years need glue. That's a standard feature across pretty much every Gundam model kit. So in that regard, feel free to pick any design you like. Not all kits are created equally, but a quick search across this subreddit will help you figure out if the kit you're looking at happens to be hot garbage (and there are a few that are).

To more directly answer your question, the starter set uses an older model of the classic RX-78-02 Gundam. The Revive version is a much, much better model. You can find it here on Amazon.

A panel lining pen (or pens) are not required, but certainly make for a better final product. They're pretty cheap on their own, and generally you'll want at least grey and black, and possibly also brown. Alternatively, you can get a pack of all 3. You'll also want so basic q-tips/cotton swabs to clean up your panel looking.

You're also going to need some nippers. Nippers come in a range of types, qualities, and styles. The best nippers are single sided (that is, one side is a blade and the other is flat). These, the infamous Godhands are hands down the best nippers on the market. They're expensive as shit, but worth every penny. If you're on a medium budget, Tamiya's nippers are the next best option. There are cheaper nippers out there, but they're gonna come with significantly inferior results. That said, a lot of that can be addressed with...

A good hobby knife. You'll be just fine with a simple, cheap X-Acto knife, but there is (in my opinion) a better option. My personal favorite, the Tamiya Design Knife. It's got a slightly smaller blade, which will let you get into tighter spaces with it. It also comes with a metric crapton of replacement blades. You'll want to replace the blade every couple kits, but there's a bunch of them in there. There same container that holds the replacement blades even has a second chamber to dispose of your old blades into.

Finally, you may want some fine pointed (possibly angled) tweezers for decal application. Finger oils can screw up the adhesive on the stickers. You can pass on this starting off most likely, but you'll want to get some eventually.

TL;DR, the starter pack isn't the best option. If you're after the granddaddy Gundam, get the Revive. Otherwise, pick your favorite design. The newer the kit, the better, generally speaking. Look at the copyright date on the box cover to see. Bottom left corner.

You're going to need nippers, which can get pricey, but the cost is worth it. Start with a mediocre pair, and upgrade to the Godhands once you're committed to the hobby. You'll need a knife, too. You can cheap out on this one, but there are better options IMO.

Optionally, get tweezers, panel lining pens, and cotton swabs.

Edit: other good starter kits

HG Barbatos is a great kit. The build process for IBO models is a bit different than other gunpla, though, as they have a quasi-inner frame.

HG 00 Gundam is another great starter. It's also the first kit I ever panel lined, and it was a great starter for that.

If you're wanting a Zaku, the HG The Origin Zaku II Type C is probably the best Zaku kit released to date in 1/144 scale.

Finally, I'd feel bad for not suggesting my all time favorite HG build. It was just a fun, fun kit to make and to pose. The HG 1.5 Gundam. It's got some really cool gimmicks and, unique colors, and an awesome design.

u/Wretro · 2 pointsr/powerrangers

The DVDs are pretty widely available, all things considered, so the best bet is to watch for sales on Amazon/direct from Shout Factory. As far as I know, Shout isn't losing the license anytime soon so there isn't a real rush unless you simply want to watch them.

Toys wise, there's a couple different routes to go depending on what kind of collector you want to be. This is going to be a bit lengthy:

The Retro Collector - If you want the original toys, the market is pretty interesting these days due to all the nostalgia and renewed interest from the comics, etc. Finding and restoring old toys, especially the zords, can be a lot of fun thanks to the efforts of the fan community in providing replacement die cast parts and new, more show accurate stickers. Be aware that prices have started to trend up due to the interest and the limited supply - there's only so many toys from the 1990s that survived in good enough shape to sell, after all. Flea markets are a great choice here, along with eBay and the like.

The Modern Collector - If you don't have your heart set on the originals, you've picked a pretty great time to jump in. Some of the most popular of Bandai of America's Legacy line were restocked due to Hasbro taking over the license, so this is just about the best time for you to jump on a bunch of the zords before they disappear, as there's been no real announcements about Hasbro's plans for zords yet. Legacy Dragonzord, Tigerzord, Falconzord, Thunder Megazord, and Ninja Megazord are all pretty readily available at multiple retailers (Amazon, Gamestop, various online specialty shops, etc), but they won't be around forever. This is the last of the stock, and certain zords like the Ninja Megazord are already starting to go out of stock with some retailers. Unfortunately, Legacy Megazord and Legacy Titanus were not part of that restock and have had absurdly high resell value for a while now.

There's also fan favorites like the Legacy Morphers that received a restock too. The new stock on these has been nearly depleted already and their resell prices are ticking back up - fans love these due to how easily they're customized, everything from fan made coins to new die cast plates and customized stickers are available. Along with the morphers, Bandai restocked the well loved Legacy Dragon Dagger and Legacy Saba. Legacy Gold Power Staff and Legacy Zeonizer are also easily found at discounted prices these days. The only things that didn't really get a restock are the Legacy Communicators and Legacy Power Sword, which was a victim of Toys R Us' demise.

In terms of action figures, you've hit the sweet spot where Hasbro has the first wave of their new line out and we're gearing up for the second wave. While Bandai did restock a lot of their action figures too, they're less loved compared to the zords/props. I'd recommend getting caught up on Hasbro's Lightning Collection and go forward with those, if you're interested in figures. Right now you can buy all but one of the first wave direct from Hasbro and pre-order an upcoming exclusive at Gamestop, with wave 2's official announcement expected soon. Unfortunately, barring Hasbro restocking him, Lord Zedd is in the hands of resellers now due to his low production numbers and popularity.

The High End Collector - While there's certainly cross over with the Modern Collector, if you want the best version of some of these releases the only option in a lot of cases is to go with the specialty Japanese imports. From Soul of Chogokin and Mini-Pla for zords to Figuarts for figures, these tend to be better designed with better paint, but have a much higher price than you might be used to. The objectively best version of MMPR's Megazord is the SoC release, which goes for almost $300.

High end lines are expensive and it's not a decision to make lightly. Collecting a SoC Megazord, Dragonzord, and Titanus for a full Ultrazord transformation display option would cost over $660 at Amazon's current prices. It's a lot of money for three toys, and the future of the line may be even more expensive as domestic retailers will no longer be able to sell them directly due to Hasbro's new ownership of the IP.

u/JessieAnonymous · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Here are two things for him based on his photography stuff. First is a lens cap holder which I have and its super convenient and really smart. Next is a level camera cube which just slides into the place where his external flash goes and gives him a perfectly level shot.

As for his love of nerf guns, I've found that this marshmallow bow is loads of fun and super cool, especially when you get a few for friends to play along too.

Here is a 4x4x4 Rubik's cube which I would never be able to solve, but if your friend likes it, then good for him! Also, if he already has it, here's a 5x5x5, a 6x6x6, and (just for fun cause its really expensive and probably impossible to solve) a pentamix Rubik's cube.

Also - because my impression of your friend is that he's kinda nerdy in a fun way - here are a few others: tetris light, portal bookends, more marshmallow shooters, shock ball, and a screwdriver.

Thanks for listening to me ramble [: and if you do happen to choose me, a surprise from my list would be super cool! Good luck!

u/LoganMcOwen · 3 pointsr/Gunpla

It's amazing what you can find on Amazon Prime. From rubber bands to advanced robotics, there's a vast plethora of items that you can have dumped on your doorstep the next day, all for absolutely free - Well, not really, there's a monthly subscription fee. But anyway, is Gunpla available on Prime? Well, not much, but yeah. The cheapest of which is the old HGUC RGM-79, the original GM from Mobile Suit Gundam, which you can swipe for a little over a tenner. However, this kit is not only classic in its design, but also as a kit - This comes from 2001, just ten years after High Grade was announced. It's certainly leaps ahead of its predecessors, but how does it stack up today?

In short: Reasonably well.

There's no skipping and dancing around the fact that this is a fairly dated model. But even so, it still looks alright, if quite simplistic. But you know what? It's anime accurate in that sense - MSG didn't have the high amount of detail found in IBO or Thunderbolt's linart, nor the slick CGI of The Origin. So the RGM-79 being such a slick and simple kit is very fitting for what it is. The overall shaping is very recogniseable, seeing as this GM model was based on the original Gundam, the RX-78-9. It differs however with much blockier arms and flatter kneepads, and of course a much more robotic head with that visor. As for the colours, the minty green blends unusually well with the bright Bandai red. Not so sure about the black sticker on the tummy though, or the fact that the ankle mechanics are also minty green.

In terms of construction, the RGM-79 is very simplistic, which is evident when you see just how small the kit's box is! You get two runners of plastic parts - one in multiple colours, another in the minty green - a runner of polycaps, and one lone sticker. These parts go together relatively easily, resulting in a figure which has just enough mobility;

  • The head can rotate and tilt on a balljoint, but cannot look up and down that much at all.
  • The shoulders can rotate forward, back and out on fixed dowels attached to the back upper torso piece - No swing-out polycap.
  • There's a bicep cut, a single jointed elbow with a 90° bend, and balljoint wrists.
  • The torso can pop upwards slightly to allow for tilting from side to side. It can also swivel at the waist.
  • The side skirts and front skirt (yes, singular) can all swing out. The front skirt is quite limited, but you can get more range by popping the torso upwards.
  • There is no thigh cut, but the hip joint is a balljoint with a decent range of motion.
  • The double jointed knee provides a little over 90°.
  • The ankles are on balljoints, with a fair amount of motion in all the required directions.
  • The ankle guards can swivel up and down.
  • The shield attaches to the arm via a dowel, but has a balljoint for positioning.

    Due to its simple construction, the model feels both lightweight but also very solid. While the mobility leaves a lot to be desired, it's still good enough for what this MS is - You can still attain some decent action poses if you so desire.

    One surprising aspect of the construction is the head - Two parts sandwich together, with one translucent part snapped onto the front part to provide the visor and camera. This means that the head is entirely hollow! This however is fine, as it's not too obvious. The lower legs are also ridiculously simplistic, simply consisting of two parts that sandwhich around a single polycap for the knee joint. The mechanism for the waist section is interesting, although it would've been nice to get an ab-crunch of some description too. Honestly the only really disappointing thing about this kit in terms of mobility is those shoulders. While the upper arm can move about as much as you'd like it to, the shoulders themselves feel very static. But honestly that's fine, as this isn't exactly an MS you're going to be putting into zany karate poses.

    One big thing I'll warn about with this kit is the beam saber - It's a toothpick. If you have a spare beam saber effect part however, you can easily mod a peg hole into the removable hilt from the GM's backpack, and give him some proper sharps.

    All in all, for its time this kit is pretty nice. It looks the business, and is honestly as poseable as it needs to be. Some may find it disappointing, but as it's a cheap, massable grunt suit, you can't really knock it. I'd certainly recommend the RGM-79 for anybody looking for a simple kit to pass the time with, but if you're looking for mobility I'd go for something newer - the HG Revive RX-78-2 perhaps?

    EDIT: Full disclosure - I am neither endoresed nor sponsored by Amazon. I just enjoy next-day delivery a bit too much, much to the dismay of my wallet.
u/Raineko · 1 pointr/technology

>Most young children don't watch cartoons, which are more for the 8-12 age group.

Eh, I don't buy that at all.

>I don't entirely understand what you're saying here but the phenomenon of children's cartoons just to advertise toys died ~20-30 years ago.

That's simply not true at all, just recently I noticed it when my little brother watched TV. There is a Nickelodeon Teenage Ninja Turtles show and during the Ads there was a promotion for this: https://www.amazon.com/Teenage-Mutant-Ninja-Turtles-Leonardo/dp/B008DBZBUC

What you're saying is simply incorrect so I don't get why you make these statements.

>The way the world works doesn't care how much you have to worry about, what children need for a perfect childhood might be completely impossible to achieve, it wouldn't make it less true if it was too much for you to handle.

Wow, that is a non-statement if I've ever hear one. So because a perfect childhood is impossible to achieve we should not try to strive for optimal results?

>As far as we understand it, biologically speaking, the human brain sees a rendered 3D environment and a real 3D environment the same way. Would you object to children using paper? We already know that a 3D environment is more helpful to learning than a 2D environment or text on a page.

That sentence doesn't mean anything and it wasn't an argument against what I said. The brain does NOT see a 3D simulation the same way as the actual real world, the biggest factor is already that you have to adjust your eyes depending on how far away objects are. Being in an actual 3D environment and interacting with things around you is far more taxing on the brain than staring at a 2dimensional screen that simulates a 3D environment.

>They'll never construct anything meaningful. The early years of child development are for learning and absorption. They don't tend to express themselves meaningfully until around puberty. They'll build and make art and so on, but it won't be very original.

The statement "They'll never construct anything meaningful" is already dangerous because it's such a baseless assumption. A quick Google search shows a lot of examples of kids creating amazing things, see here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRZE1SNdj1U

>This is also true for video games. Especially VR and AR.

Okay but instead of letting your kid play real sports, why would you invest hundreds of dollars of machinery to do something that might be similar? I think this discussion is kinda pointless.

>Why? Because they've been around longer?

Because they make you phsyically strong, teach you real life dexterity that doesn't just involve your fingers and learn to handle real life scenarios.

>Regardless of where technology will take us, computers are absolutely full of information to absorb, and it's what children are built for.

>I think this is especially important when they get old enough to actually start taking an interest in particular hobbies. Most teenage girls today probably learned most of how to do their makeup from YouTube. The same is true for a lot of younger people who like to draw, they used online references and tutorials.

Yeah, they will absorb a lot of information but a massive amount of information on the internet is horseshit. If a child searches for basic terms of things he likes he will find videos like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJqszZw6F6I

And the last thing I want for my teenage daughter is to look up makeup tutorials, telling her what she should look like and what cosmetic products she should buy.

I am not saying technology cannot be useful, but my point is that for (especially younger) kids it is important to restrict what they can and cannot do. The internet allows you to see anything, cartoons, political agendas, porn, gore etc.

u/fxakira · 2 pointsr/Gunpla

HG: The Try Burning gundam has been recommended a lot, and for good reasons. The kit is inexpensive, the aesthetic is on point, and the articulation and range of motion does not leave you wanting more. The RX-78-2 Revive are great as well.

RG: MKII (Titans or AEUG colors, don't matter). Simple build for RG but rock solid and poses extremely well. Put a smile on you when you finish building it and the sticker decal blows it out of the park. 5/7 would build again. If RG is your thing after you tried one or two kits, the RG Unicorn is the best that this line has to offer.

MG: A lot of MGs are great to start out with. If you want something with great mechanical details and articulation, the Freedom 2.0 / Justice 2017 / Providence gundam all share that same inner frame and outstanding armor details that are difficult to beat. I have heard great things about any kits that have the Zaku 2.0 frame, and the Strike ver. RM and similar kits (Strike Rouge Ootori, I think?).

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Why not just call it Christmas? Christmas has always been about gift-giving.

Anyway, for my poetic, girly, Shakespeare loving best friend:

  • Romeo And Juliet journal/poetry book
  • Waterhouse Juliet bookmark
  • Romeo And Juliet quote pencils

    For her Home-And-Garden-esque mother, who is like my adopted mother:

  • Mini Moss Terrarium (as well as some extra plants, and later a few tiny figurines to go in)

    For her Doctor Who fan of a dad, also like my adopted dad:

  • 10th Doctor Sonic Screwdriver pen

    For my best friend's football loving girlfriend, whom I like, but am not close enough to think really hard about the present:

  • Patriot's-colored football beanie

    And for my very old-timey loving boyfriend:

  • A pocketwatch
  • And small photo charms to hang from it

    What's the common theme? Etsy. You can find a shit-ton of handmade, unique, interesting stuff and get really thoughtful presents for pretty low prices. I mean, it's one thing to get a Shakespeare-fan friend one of his sonnets, or just a journal--it's another to find something like the thing I linked to above. Not only is it not terribly expensive, it's much more sentimental, and it really conveys that you thought a lot about the gift (even if you just happened to get lucky on an Etsy search).

    Anyway, what I'm trying to say is, I kick ass at gift-giving.
u/po2gdHaeKaYk · 1 pointr/powerrangers

Regarding the SoC I live in the UK but have family in Canada. Tried to ship it to Canada thinking it would save me some compared to the UK. I bought it recently from CDJapan for $435 CDN shipped but still got hit with $50 CDN of taxes despite using a shipping service (EMS SAL) that took 3 months---and from what I read would save me from taxes. It did not.

So that's about £287 compared to your £314 (equivalent to $400 usd). For the £27 difference, my feeling is that you might as well go with Amazon and have the peace of mind of knowing exactly how much you'll pay plus the fast service. It's really the unknown costs that will drive you up the wall. For direct shipping to the UK I think you have to assume that you'll always get hit by VAT and so Amazon is still better.

I also see Ebay links with free international economy from the Phillippines. For $320 USD = £250, then a 20% VAT charge plus an unknown duty charge, it'll still be around the £300 mark.

Honestly, the best deal seems to be to just go with Amazon.com where it's currently estimated at $376 USD or around £295 GBP.

I travel to the US about once a year, but I didn't want to risk the GX-72 being completely sold out. As tough as people complain about medical care and other things in the US, the truth is that you save big on taxes.

u/soozafone · 2 pointsr/Gunpla

I started without watching too. Super hooked now. Please help.

My starter suggestions:

  • HG Revive RX-78-2 - This is the "Granddaddy" Gundam, and this recent version of it is cheap, easy, and super fun to play with.

  • HG Origin Char's Zaku II - The classic antagonist, another excellent model. Whereas the Revive goes for a sleek and simple look, this guy instead goes for extra detail while still being rock solid.

  • HG 00 Raiser - Holds a special place in my heart as the second model I put together when I was in the same position as you. Also excellent model.

  • HG Gundam Fenice - Representing the Build Fighters line, which are stylistic, modified versions of other kits. I recommend watching the anime (both seasons available on YouTube) as well.

  • MG Ball ver. Ka - A gentle introduction to the MG 1/100 scale. Bigger, more details. Lots of decals. Everyone on this sub loves the Ball for some reason.

  • RG Astray Red Frame - Real Grades are the same size as High Grades, but with hella more detail and lots of tiny parts. You get a lot in a small package, for a low price. Tackle this once you're confident in your building abilities because they do require more patience and precision. Red Frame is one of the better ones IMO.

    Right now all of these are available at pretty good prices with Prime shipping from Amazon.

    Happy building!
u/fissionxmailed · 2 pointsr/Gunpla

Nice build. I have this in my backlog as well as the effect part set for it. Hopefully will get to it one day.

As for kit recommendations.

If going HG recommend the HG Revive RX 78-2 (amzn.com/B00WW4F8YA).

Very newcomer friendly. Also good if you wanna start panel lining. Articulation is also great and you can do many awesome poses.

As for MG, the RX 78-2 (Origin) (amzn.com/B014SCW9DQ) or Wing Proto Zero (amzn.com/B00EOEB908) are nice kits as straight builds. Although you can practice panel lining with those as well.

But feel free to branch out. Gunpla is freedom.

The IBO line is also good, both the HG's and NG's (No MG's exist for IBO as of yet).

u/ColinAllCarz · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I am a teacher. I work hard to make the world better for a bunch of little kids. I don't leave the job at home - I've spent many nights losing sleep trying to figure out how I can best help my students. My boys and wife change my life for the better. I have an "interesting" family and they have made me a better person and the man I am today...someone to be proud of. I want to get better in art, specifically the digital medium. I've recently gotten into it a bit more and am working, bit by bit, to realize this goal. I want to use this to engage my kids in the classroom, as well as prove to myself that I have the ability to make beautiful creations (besides my boys).

Batman would look great on my desk if I won :oP. Thank you so much for the contest. Feel better :).

u/GinsuSamurai · 3 pointsr/DnD
  • "Bones" line miniatures look great and are rather cheap compared to metal but need painting.
  • Toy stores - there are usually tubs of various animals and fantasy creatures/people that work well and come painted. Example from amazon
  • Meeples - Buddy of mine started using them and really likes it. Despite the lack of exact replication of a critter you do have easily distinguishable characters
  • Pathfinder Paws - lots of colored cardboard tokens with stands. Look decent, easy to carry, good price and though they may be for pathfinder they are just slightly different named/interpreted D&D monsters.
  • bottle tops or cardboard tokens work fine. Lots of things online that let you print tokens and you can glue them to bits of cardboard or coins.

    I have crap tons of minis. TOO MANY to be honest, a couple hundred easily from the kickstarters I've backed. I also DM and really...they aren't helpful for anything other than tracking locations. When I'm really excited about one I just finished painting the biggest reaction I get is "ooo, nice job. Do I get to kill it?" so don't think that well made and painted minis are necessary. I paint them for my own enjoyment and to relax, not to make my games "better" because that doesn't happen.
u/hughesst · 3 pointsr/doctorwho

i'm doing the same! brand new DW fan this year and i've watched from "Rose" up to "Bells of St John". should be able to easily finish up before the 50th. I kinda prefer the 10th but the 11th is easier to put together a costume for.

i found an awesome suit jacket at goodwill that matches his pattern pretty closely and i've found suspenders and bowties on amazon and ebay for under 5 each but the shipping costs are equal to the price which kinda sucks.

there's a sonic screwdriver on amazon for about 27 right now that i'm looking to get and i was able to get a couple freebie $5 amazon GCs by doing surveys and offers on swagbucks.
[geronimo!] (http://www.amazon.com/Dr-Who-Eleventh-Doctors-Screwdriver/dp/B003FHXMDC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1381432633&sr=8-1&keywords=sonic+screwdriver)

i'm excited for mine, hopefully i can get a bit thinner and have a bit more hair grown out by halloween and i'll be set. good luck on your search!!

u/ty23c · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I would have to say that Martian Manhunter is pretty under appreciated. Everyone knows Batman(badass), Superman, Wonder Woman and the Flash but not many know of MM. I mean he has super strength, super speed, invulnerability, flight, shape shifting, telepathy and he's intangible! He's pretty much the entire JL in one! How badass is he!

And if I happen to win I'd like this Deadpool

u/Mistress_Ella_Black · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

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u/crazypipo · 1 pointr/Gunpla

You good first kit, really, is anything you like.

Both kits you have listed are great for beginners. Do note that the RX-178 (Mk-II) is a Real Grade which is considerably more complex than the HGUC TR-1. You will run into more small pieces and tricky spots more often on the RX-178. The good thing is, what you see is 100% what you get OOB.

As for the TR-1, the OOB build will not match what you see on the side of the box as the picture Bandai show is a painted build, but you will get 90% them. It is a lot simpler than RX-178 and will be much more beginner friendly.


Here are couple HGUC kits I recommend base on your liking above;

  • HGUC RX-178 Revive - essentially the same as the RX-178 you listed above; not as detailed, but it is an HG kit so it will be a lot more beginner friendly.

  • HGUC RX-78-2 Revive - one of the most recommended kits. It is simple, fun and looks great OOB. Very little problem too, if any.
u/dudewiththelonghair · 2 pointsr/battlestations

My first ever kit: HG Barbatos ($13)
Other easy (and cheap) kits I'd recommend:
HGUC RX-78-2 ($11)
HG Gusion ($13)
HG Graze Kai ($11)

I'd start with those, and based on the suggested products, just go from there! Really, I just like to buy kits based on what I think looks coolest. The HG kits are all pretty beginner-friendly, so it's really up to you!! Hope this helps!! And if you haven't already, subscribe to r/gunpla. It can be a fickle-bitch-of-a-sub when it comes to upvotes (which can be discouraging for new posters), but more often than not people there are more than willing to offer helpful advice. And if you have any questions, feel free to PM me. That goes for anyone reading this who's interested in possibly getting into the hobby as well. Good luck and happy building!

u/Vecna_Is_My_Co-Pilot · 4 pointsr/DungeonsAndDragons
  1. Reaper Bones ($3-$40) Good detail, relatively cheap price, always unpainted. Softer plastic that can have problems with deformation. Some classic D&D monsters (like beholders) cannot be found.
  2. Wiz Kids painted minis ($15+). Whether in blind boxes or sets, you can find Wiz Kids stuff branded for D&D, Pathfinder, and D&D Attack Wing. The painting job is usually better than a novice painter, but not as good as someone with about 12+ hrs of practice at mini painting. They are rarely in single figure sets when you want to get just the right one for your wizard or whatever, and if they are then they're grossly overpriced.
  3. Pathfinder Pawns ($20-$40). A super cheap and easy alternative to regular minis. They take up way less space, but are much less flashy than plastic minis. I've found about a 60-80% crossover between the pathfinder and D&D bestiaries represented in these boxes, therefore about 20 to 40% of the pawns from any given box will not be useful because there is not visually similar D&D monster for which they can stand-in. Similarly there are a number of D&D monsters that have no visually analogous representations in Pathfinder, so you will have to find different miniature options to represent them.
  4. Wiz Kids Unpainted Minis ($5-$30). A relatively new addition to your miniatures options (previous unpainted minis were all rare limited edition ones). These have good detail (similar to Bones) but are stiffer and more durable than Bones minis (inconsistent reports indicate they may also be pre-primed). There are official designs that match the creatures and even poses of the monster manual beasties. In some cases there are figures with integrated transparent and opaque elements making it much more easy to paint that flaming hellhound or a readied fireball.
  5. Pathfinder Arena of the Planeswalkers ($15-$30) This series of board games has between 20 and 40 minis per box, usually with 3-5 of them pre-painted. Sometimes the boxes can even be found on sale shelves for really cheap ($5-10) making them the cheapest price per plastic mini you can get. The quality is lacking compared to the other plastic minis, however. They are certainly passable, but they just don't have the same minute details as other minis, even gaudily pre-painted ones. Also the bases for these are made for a 1.25" hex, so they don't fit well on a 1" grid or hex that is common in D&D tactical play.
  6. D&D Adventure System Board Games ($40-$60) These cooperative board games are great resources for DMs to pillage -- in addition to unpainted (but highly detailed) minis, each has a trove of useful dungeon tiles and various tokens that can be reused at the game table. Though some of the minis will deform in the packaging (bent outstretched swords, etc), the mold and plastic are all high quality. There are 5 sets released so far, each one containing 30-35 minis.
  7. Other Miniature board games like Descent (~$70) have minitatures that can be raided fro use with D&D.
  8. Miniatures not designed with gaming in mind... there's a lot of these out there with similarly varying quality and price.
u/TheRageTater · 1 pointr/modelmakers

Most of the HG line would be a pretty decent start, but it never hurts to just get the original Gundam. Seek out an HG RX-78-2 Revive, it's the perfect beginner kit, and cheap as hell.

Note: It says Revive in the title of the item, but most of the Gunpla on Amazon are sold by vendors, and mix ups can happen. So if you do order this one, make sure it says Revive on the box that arrives, if not, return it. There's not MUCH difference, the Revive part just means it's an updated version, with better proportions and joints.

If you have anymore questions you can head over to /r/gunpla for help :)


u/ben30024 · 2 pointsr/swivelhere

It's a-me, late to posting this because i don't use a bot for this subreddit

Mario is pretty cool. I haven't played many of the games fully, but they're just really fun to play. Mario Maker 3DS is especially lovely.

This figure looks nice! It's definitely light on accessories, but it looks incredibly fun to play with and durable, and the price point is great. Though the accessory sets scare me on the same level as the Figuarts Kamen Rider Fourze

wait shit he's out of stock at LunarToyStore. They have Fire Mario though, and you can get standard Mario on Amazon.

u/fusilli_zaitsev · 1 pointr/Gunpla

I started building gunpla early this year and have done about 30 kits, so no expert but I have some experience to stand on. That being said, the HGUC RX-78-2 Revive was my first kit and I'd recommend that to anyone. The kit is forgiving (white doesn't show nub-marks/stress marks as much as dark colors), it doesn't require too much from the builder, and the end result is very stable and articulate. It's what cemented my new hobby. And it's relatively cheap at ~$14 US.

For a lengthier and more complicated build (though I would argue not really more difficult) I'd suggest the RG Gundam Mark II. Again, the kit succeeds in being stable, articulate, and the build progresses rather seamlessly. It also looks really awesome when completed.

There are a few other builds that for me stand out as being just very satisfying-- the HG Gerbera Tetra, the RG Char's Z'Gok- but the two I've singled out above are superlative in my opinion.

u/xoNightshade · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Ooh, 10's sonic screwdriver because it's pretty nifty even if it doesn't do wood. Also, since that's not quite $30, this Casino Royale nail polish. So pretty.

For me, I would like this Wonderwoman apron for my sister, because she deserves presents and I can't afford to buy them for her. She's an amazing superhero mom.

I love bunnicula! I remember that book. :)

u/Krysanth · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I'm 31 now, but I use to play Teenage Muntant Ninja Turtles with my brother and my cousins when I was a kid. My girly cousins and I decided that the turtles were our boyfriends, an idea my brother hated. Donatello was always supposed to be my boyfriend, but I always had a secret love for Leonardo. It would be fun and romantic, (and a little creepy and sad) to finally be reunited with my secret lover.

Edit: Oops forgot to pick a number. I'll pick 31!

SUNDAY FUNDAY! Thanks for the contest!

u/PfenixArtwork · 1 pointr/DnD

If you are looking for PC minis, you'll be hard pressed to stick to that budget, but there are also great sets of cheap monsters if you look around. These guys as a good general set that I have. You can also check out Pathfinder Pawns that are real great and get a lot of use at my table.

Also, if the go the pawns route, start with a bigger box like the bestiary. Some of the smaller sets don't come with bases.

u/Mirarii · 2 pointsr/Gunpla

I would get the Gunpla you want but I would HIGHLY suggest a HG kit first since you are new to modelling. It will get you in the hang of getting pieces off the sprue, cleaning them up, and following the instructions. The HGBF kits are fairly new and very nice/easy to build. Besides, if you make beginner mistakes better to not make them on the kit you fell in love with.

Build Burning is a super popular HGBF kit and its relatively cheap on amazon.

u/HeckinChonkr · 1 pointr/DMAcademy

The dice linked will be good enough as each person will probably have two sets and you can roll and add up but if you need to make large rolls I use a dice rolling app named “Dice Ex Machina” it’s on IOS and I believe android and google store.

Regarding minis the 2d cutouts are quite nice and easy to use there is also a kinda blandish minifigure collection

SCS Direct Fantasy Creatures Action Figure Playset - 90pc Monster Battle Toy Collection (Includes Dragons, Wizards, Orcs, and More) - Perfect for Roleplaying and D&D Gaming https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746TKNSL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_n8apDb6TPTRBB

And the cutouts

Pathfinder Pawns: Bestiary Box https://www.amazon.com/dp/1601255616/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_h-apDbW0DB1MW

The mats you’re talking about sound great, I would probably just buy those

And the monster stats can be found on the website I linked, they can be printed or just used from the site and I would go out and got a pack of coloured markers to draw on the mats

This website has almost all monster and spell stats

u/Draffut_ · 4 pointsr/Gunpla

>Where is the best place to get them?

Amazon. Especially if you have Prime. For SOME kits. Obviously there can be better deals on other sites and in person, but for some kits they can be pretty good.

For instance, and although you didnt ask, my recommendation for the perfect beginer's kit - The HGUC RX-78-2 Revive

u/White_Lupin · 1 pointr/CasualConversation

That sounds awesome, haha. If you're looking for good gifts sonic screwdrivers are always great, if he doesn't have one. Each Doctor has a different one (most of the time, 9 and 10's are the same and 12's is confusing to say the least) so they can make different toys for each, haha. [This] (https://www.amazon.com/Doctor-Who-11th-Sonic-Screwdriver/dp/B003FHXMDC) is a good replica of 11's for instance.

u/TychoRC · 2 pointsr/zelda

It’s a not a bad price, but not actually an amazing one. Luckily, he’s had a few rereleases, and that helps keep his price down. Still well worth the $32 in my opinion both as a figure collector and a Zelda fan. The website you linked is one I’ve never heard of, and nothing about it is throwing up red flags that make me think it’s a Chinese knockoff, but since Amazon has him for the same price, it might be a better idea to just grab him there. Just food for thought!

u/goodtry_ry · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Phew! Drawing in paint is more time consuming than I remember as a kid.
[Here's the actual Item] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I2KAV72/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_img?_encoding=UTF8&colid=37P03X5GM5QWW&coliid=I1H7UYO1PR433H)
I'd love to have this to represent my Nintendo love to everyone at my upcoming Halloween party. After that it will sit on my entertainment stand and bring joy to whomever gazes upon it.

u/Jendu32 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Morthy demands:
Item which would most make you seem like an old posh Englishman: so I could make old man sweaters (dream list)
Most "oh god, I would never be seen with this in public" looking item: this is very limited to where it would be appropriate (default list)
Most phallic looking item: this (default list)
Akeleie demands:
Most geeky item: totally this (peanut's list)
Item which would most help you achieve a goal: this for the different work projects
Best item to bring to a deserted island: this to survive

Love you guys, thanks for the contest!!!

u/PM_UR_FRUIT_GARNISH · 3 pointsr/WarhammerFantasy

Citadel paint is good, but expensive. If you're starting out and just learning, I would suggest going to a craft and art supplies store rather than a hobby shop.

Personally, I use a mismatch of Liquitex Professional for bright colors, flow aid, and matte medium, Vallejo for darker colors for details and mixing, and Citadel washes.

I'd also recommend grabbing something like this bucket of monsters to experiment on while you're learning the basics. That way, you can get a lot of reps in without breaking the bank. Green army men are a pretty solid choice, too.

u/Trozzul · 2 pointsr/Gundam

like everyone else said, Get some good clippers! later on get a exacto knife to shave down the parts that need to be smoothed out!

i recommend this kit if you want a recommendation https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00WW4F8YA/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new

Its well made, and fairly cheap, great looking for a high grade :)

u/DancingQueen5961 · 5 pointsr/AnimeFigures

If they like Nendoroids but you're on a budget, maybe try Petite Nendoroids, you can find people selling them on My Figure Collection quite often.


They are smaller version of the larger nendoroids are are better for someone on a budget.

I'd avoid buying them on eBay at all costs as there are many counterfit products out there on the market.

If you can splurge a little more there are some other options, Nendoroid Link just came out and most Nendoroid lovers do like him http://www.amazon.com/Good-Smile-The-Legend-Zelda/dp/B00JL74W4I

As other's have mentioned there are many bootlegs out there in the market, if you are worried about getting a fake feel free to PM me directly and I can let you know if what you're looking at is real or not.
(I work directly for Good Smile Company, the people who make Nendoroids as their Marketing/PR person here in the US and can spot a bootleg from a mile away!)

u/Wyietsayon · 1 pointr/Pathfinder_RPG

For my game I use lego people for players and paper minis for other baddies. But I've seen lots of other options. I had bought an old copy of Hero Quest at goodwill and that came with some good minis and some furniture. I had also found a large bucket of monsters on amazon, which was pretty handy.

There's lots of tutorials on how to make your paper minis look cool and professional. Photoshop's your friend there, and a nice printer. The paper minis are nice because now the players can easily see what the creature looks like, rather than me try to describe without using its race, thus giving away info.

The lego minifigures are easily customizable and I can make them hold books and swords, etc. They're slightly larger than 1 inch squares though, which can get a bit annoying in smaller spaces when they're all together. I'm considering just making the players in hero forge and getting them printed. It's a bit expensive, but considering they're the minis you see the most and I'm running a longer campaign, it's probably worth it if you can swing that.

u/wildcatz311 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

OKay, this is a bad ass contest! Good luck with your training, and simply... thanks for your service :)

Sonic Screwdriver because sometimes you need a little bit of sonic ability in your life!

u/feedusurfetus · 1 pointr/Gunpla

I would say just pick up and of the "newer" high grades. They are easy builds and a nice introduction to the hobby and they typically run cheap so you could easily pick up three or four if you wanted for under $100. In addition high grades are good for mistakes if your starting because they are cheaper kits. I would pick one or two, if you like it and that seems to hold your interest get another or if that's too simple bump up to a real grade. As for models the RX 78-2 is always a good bet

u/CaptainBenza · 1 pointr/Gunpla

Dalong has reviews of basically every kit how they look out of the box with minimal touchups. Every gundam series tends to have its own style since different mecha designers might do different series. I'd say glance through some of those and see if any of them catch your eye. The most recommended starter kit these days is the HG Revive RX-78-2. It's a remake, hence the "Revive," of the original gundam. It's a simple but solid kit that's good to ease your way into the hobby. That being said, gunpla at its base level isn't too difficult so if you see a kit that strikes your fancy, just go for it. I'd highly recommend the latest kits of the Iron Blooded Orphans series which are very well made.

u/RadagastTheBrownie · 5 pointsr/cynicalbritofficial

I am not TB (obviously), but I do collect toys and have considered getting an Amiibo just so I could have a little desk Kirby- and I don't even have a WiiU. That said, it's entirely fair to disparage an Amiibo for their relatively small price to size comparison or for the quality of the plastic.

A Kirby Amiibo is $13, and a couple inches tall. By contrast, you can get a 5" plush Kirby for $12, a whole stack of Kirbies for $30, or a really nice poseable Kirby with different hats and weapons for $40. And that's just a quick search on Amazon- there's no telling what sort of deals you could get at eBay or a comic con. So, I think it's fair to say the value of Amiibos is somewhat inflated due to branding and mass production. Of course, lines that haven't been heavily merched, such as Shovel Knight or Earthbound, are significantly more valuable to collectors.

So, what does this mean? Nothing, really. I just wanted to talk about toys and look up Kirby on Amazon.

u/Jaysynner · 5 pointsr/gifs

Looks like someone bought a Good Smile Kirby's Dream Land: Kirby Nendroid Action Figure!

Good Smile Kirby's Dream Land: Kirby Nendoroid Action Figure https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014QRECNI/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_apa_Q7wZzbNBC7SF4

u/TheThirdEye · 2 pointsr/minipainting

I wanted to mention the figure is from the Monster Action Figure Bucket I purchase on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00W5WSN5A/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) for the sole purpose of having figures I could practice on cheaply. They are extremely cheap with mold lines all over but perfect for getting back into painting. If anyone has any tips on inexpensive minis which are perfect for practice, please let me know.

u/SigmaSeed · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Then I, SigmaSeed, will stand tall, yet brace for a fall, with my trusty sonic screwdriver.

I don't use iTunes though, so if I win, I'd appreciate if you could convert that to a $25 Amazon gift card. If not, I'll just end up giving it away through my own contest lol

u/justhere4inspiration · 1 pointr/rpg

If you can spare like $20, these are really cheap options to get a ton of minis:


They aren't great, basically army man quality, but they get the job done for your run-of-the-mill creeps. As for your players, ask them to bring their own minis. It'll be like $10 tops to get a Reaper mini, and they'll be able to get something that really reminds them of their character.

Then, there's always standees:


A couple companies make them, and it is another way to get a lot of minis. Again, not as cheap as homemade, but def a lot better than getting a bucket of plastic.

u/balgus82 · 4 pointsr/Gunpla

I'm gonna assume that you ONLY have that $28 and can't purchase the $35 needed for free shipping, so I'll go with a HG kit.

Fenice Rinascita most of the sellers are in Japan and might take forever to get here, but there's one I see from Canada that JUST fits your budget.

Build Burning Gundam Just makes your budget buying from Amazon with Standard Shipping.

Age-FX For this one You'd have to buy from Japan, but I think it's a good kit and an underrated suit because it's from AGE.

Star Build Strike Plavsky Wing Not technically a SEED kit. lol

Age-1 Normal I've heard nothing but good things about this kit, and it's REALLY cheap.

And Lastly I'll suggest the 0 Gundam. This version isn't very colorful, but it comes with some cool wing effect parts. But there's a colored version that's cheaper that doesn't come with the wings here.

u/witch-finder · 4 pointsr/boardgames

This is probably the best solution since he's looking for hero figures. This might be a good choice too.

u/the_heartless · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. I think I have not yet abandoned anything from my childhood. I am adult 12 year old. If you want a list: Batman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, My Little Pony, The Little Mermaid, DBZ, and Pokemon. I still add to the collection every day. Right now, I am collecting the Eevee evolution toys for Pokemon

  2. I love my youthful obsessions. I know I should have outgrown everything when I was an adult, but the charm never left me. For a piece that I don't have, I wish I still had my April O'Neil toy. She was my hero when I was young.

  3. Yah Batman!

  4. But I want IT!

u/dustindps · 2 pointsr/DungeonsAndDragons

I would say to pick up a few things. Just starting out, and if you've got the money I would recommend this stuff if you want to do a full homebrew story:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00W5WSN5A/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A1B7M9EQGNCLQA&psc=1) - You need creatures for your game, and while minis can be expensive I see these as being a good start.

Of course the rulebook.

Monster Manuel. Just flipping through it will give you ideas for encounters.

Erasable Grid Tileset - great for anything, from dungeons to wilderness. I would predraw before your session.

https://www.amazon.com/Kuuqa-Polyhedral-Complete-Dungeons-Dragons/dp/B01MF5G9DY/ref=sr_1_7?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1517791222&sr=1-7&keywords=D%26D+dice) Enough for all your adventurers and yourself.

The books can be expensive, so if you're looking for a PDF version of anything really check here.

u/Pendip · 8 pointsr/DnD

I've bought a number of cheap non-D&D mini sets, like these. They're certainly not great, but sometimes you need quantity, rather than quality. They're about $0.18 USD apiece.

Get some collection like that, and go to town painting them. Make mistakes. Try stuff. It almost certainly won't be the same as painting a good plastic miniature, but you'll probably still learn from it. You may feel better approaching that fetching young lady with a brush when you're done.

(I do not work for the Big Bucket of Monsters people, and was not compensated for this post!) ;-)

u/FasterThanTW · 2 pointsr/nintendo

if you are spending $100 extra on games to MAYBE get a plastic figurine, you are going to have a tough financial life ahead of you.

for $100 you can probably buy a REALLY NICE numbered figure that's higher quality and rarer than anything nintendo will ever give away on CN

edit: here you go.. for under $70 you can buy a nice mario figure and a couple packs of scenery thats way better than any of the platinum rewards they've offered. http://www.amazon.com/Bandai-Tamashii-Nations-Figuarts-Figure/dp/B00I2KAV72

u/hiddenburritos · 2 pointsr/Gunpla

The best kit for anyone to get familiar with the hobby is the HGUC Revive RX-78-2.

Where I live there's hobby shops where I can buy in person but online I trust USA Gundam Store, Big Bad Toy Store, Amazon, and Gundam Planet.

As for beginner resources it depends on what I want to look up. Zakuaurelius, Jesse Clary, Lincoln Wright, rrobbert184, Mecha Gaikotsu, and Like Gunpla on YouTube were the biggest contributors to my improvement in modeling.

u/1D13 · 2 pointsr/minipainting

I just bought this set of horror monster miniatures they are pretty big at about 2" tall each. 100 will give you plenty to have her practice on. And they're fun cartoon-y monsters like mummies, Dracula, godzillas, and more. They come pre-based, and pretty much you just need to wash, prime, then paint.

u/RUWill · 1 pointr/powerrangers

I agree about the OG being outdated, but it's still pretty kick-ass. However, after everything that's been released for the movie so far, I knew the new Megazord would be completely different. I'm excited to get a new version of it. If people still want the OG, Amazon has the Soul of Chogokin one on pre-order: https://www.amazon.com/Bandai-Tamashii-Nations-Chogokin-Morphing/dp/B01LZNJOUJ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1478443622&sr=8-1&keywords=soul+of+chogokin+megazord

u/chalphy · 2 pointsr/GirlGamers

I didn't really get anything geeky, but I got a $25 GameStop gift card that I'll probably put toward Bravely Default, since I've got pretty much all the Wii U games I could want right now. I bought a few Steam games yesterday as well. Chief among them was XCOM: Enemy Unknown, which I've been dying to play, but my laptop hates it. Will try it on the desktop.

I do have a Visa gift card from my parents with about $60 left on it and I am considering either the Samus Figma or the Wind Waker Link Nendoroid. I really want Link but I feel like I have too many Links, as I also have the Link Figma and the Link amiibo and I preordered the Toon Link amiibo. But so cute! Gah, I am torn.

u/Manpig · 2 pointsr/Gunpla

> Plus for $10 dollars I don't think I could recommend any better entry kit.

Have you checked out the RX-78-2 Revive? As of now, this is known as the best beginner kit to newcomers, and if you thought the GM was good, wait till you get to the newer kits. In all honesty, both the HGUC GM and Zaku are really dated kits that could use updates, they were okay for the time but Gunpla has improved from back then. For a modern Zaku, the HG Origin Char's Zaku shows what a modern HG Zaku can really do.

u/spirals101 · 3 pointsr/Gunpla

I just finished up the HG RX-78-2 Revive and I think it's the perfect introductory build. Not too many parts and they fit together well. It was my second build and I had a lot of fun with it.

u/snapsofnature · 4 pointsr/Gunpla

I am brand new to ball of this so I apologize for my ignorance. Just stumbled upon these and would really like to try my hand at this. Which would be a good model to start with? I kind of want to start with the original one but am open to options. I have never built any models before ever.

Also are there anything I need besides side clippers?

And if there are no hobby stores near by that sell them what are some good places online. Amazon seems to have some. Anywhere else with a bigger selection?

Thank you all in advance.

Edit: was looking at this one

u/Gaming_Gal · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

For your coworker I found this Who doesn't want a pokemon plushie? I also found this super cute batman vinyl. Thanks for the contest ,and also spleen!

u/MachateElasticWonder · 9 pointsr/Gunpla

This kit specifically is the RG (real grade) version of the RX 78-2.

If you’re new, I recommend the HG (high grade) revive version. https://www.amazon.com/Bandai-Hobby-RX-78-2-Gundam-Revive/dp/B00WW4F8YA

This one is much easier to build AND cheaper AND the articulation is amazing. You really get the most bang for your buck on this one.

u/Grimlockgravez · 2 pointsr/transformers

Thanks a bunch!
I always felt the 3 main seekers had a specific attitude.
Starscream: Confident, smug, hero in his own mind
Skywarp: Always grumpy, and a bad attitude
Thundercracker: Arrogant, cocky, superiority complex

Also I am pretty sure that one is an Act 4 stage from Bandai.

u/NickN3v3r · 2 pointsr/swivelhere

If you wanna get in on some Gunpla action yourself, you can get this figure here.

Make sure to like and subscribe if you haven't already, and consider supporting Jobby on Patreon. Every dollar helps!

Next Review: Dino Tyranno Dinozaurs

And as always,


u/sliplock · 8 pointsr/actuallesbians

collecting robot action figures. Cheapest way to get into it is buying kits you put together yourself, most of which are models from the Gundam sci-fi universe. There are a lot of factors that go into collecting including articulation, color accuracy, stability, materials, and price point, but that's not terribly relevant in the beginning!

if you want to try it out, all you need is a pair of wire cutters or an xacto knife! I'd recommend the high grade Gundam Barbatos or the high grade Burning Gundam. High grade means smallish and easy to put together in an afternoon, so for less than the cost of snacks and a movie you can put together your own little shelf buddy.

u/IndecisiveRattle · 2 pointsr/ActionFigures


I have these ones ordered, not quite as cheap but I like them a little better because the undercarriage prong option can help with poising in mid-air without sliding down.

u/XJadynX · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Alright let me see....

first Recip A I'm going to focus strictly on Deadpool because well.. Deadpool.


Two This is based off size Large






Finally This is just slightly more then 20

Now recip B : Well it would help if I knew more of the games her plays. I would suggest if he and you have Steam.. get From dust and gift it to him.

Recp C:




Four This one is 21 dollars.. I know... but still I think a good choice if you can swing it.

u/Route66_LANparty · 3 pointsr/minipainting

Like /u/Kalranya states. Some of the paint is drying before it hit the model.

While I'm not an expert, I've now used about a dozen different color primers from Army Painter and Citadel. While heat and humidity might have something to do with it...

In the end it has everything to do with how far you are from the model. Each can is different. On the same day I could be the exact same distance away, and one can will do it, while the other won't.

Short and moving bursts at 4"-6" (much closer than the cans seem to recommend) that's how I avoid it. At that range you really need short bursts and to keep moving. Otherwise you risk the other issue with spray primers, overspray and loosing detail.

I now start with a test the back of the model. If it's a touch grainy then I get even closer. If I'm overspraying it, then I need to backup. Alternatively, when I'm doing a special character or trying a new color primer. I will prime a throw away model first to see how the can is behaving. Somrthing like this https://www.amazon.com/Monster-Action-Figure-Bucket-Frankenstein/dp/B00W5WSN5A/
Allows you to do a quick pass before your important character models. Also makes good test swatches to see what the colored primer really looks like, and test the actual colors of your base layers or shades on a primed 3d model instead of a sheet of paper/pallet.

u/Extech · 19 pointsr/ActionFigures

What size and price range?

6": There's a new Marvel Legends coming out soon that looks pretty dope. Or if you're into more high-end 6" figures Mezco has a proto-type in the works.

7": Marvel Select Deadpool articulation isn't great, but it's cheap and displays well enough.

8": If you're into the Mego style this is your only option. Lot of accessory and display options.

10": These knock-off/un-official "Fire Toys" figures are interesting and fairly cheap. You can find reviews on Youtube and they're not that bad.

12": Hot Toys has a Movie figure and Sideshow has a Comic version. Both hella cool and hella expensive.

That's all I can really think of. If price isn't a problem, go 12" scale. If you're a Marve Legends collector and need something in scale just wait. And if you want a large stand alone figure, go Select or the Fire Toy.

u/Goronsruby · 7 pointsr/sailormoon

amazon has all of them available :)

sailor Moon

sailor Mars

sailor Mercury

sailor Venus

sailor Jupiter

sailor Saturn

sailor Uranus

sailor Neptune

sailor Pluto has not been announced (to my knowledge)


Chibi moon and Tuxedo mask are scheduled for release sometime next year as well :)

u/knuckle-sandwich · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon


And here's a Gizmo! But it's not electronic :)

Congratulations! Way to kick school's behind!

EDIT: I have a $5-$10 wishlist. But please surprise me! Thank you for the contest :)

u/Kendermassacre · 2 pointsr/minipainting

I just remembered Amazon also has bucket o' minis like this. Are they to 28mm scale? Usually not, but the kids can paint them to their hearts desire and after you seal the paint in they can take them home with them. Don't have to face wee little tykes running off with a 5$ mini or losing them in couch cushions.

u/i010011010 · 2 pointsr/ActionFigures

I don't have much interest in that big head style though. Medicom has some okay ones and I was thinking of picking up https://www.amazon.com/Medicom-Nintendo-Ultra-Detail-Figure/dp/B00911NH54 if I find it at a reasonable non-gouging price. Now that's a classic Link.

Technically, they made two TP Links but he's the only one out of the bunch I'd really recommend. https://www.goodsmile.info/en/product/5963/figma+Link+Twilight+Princess+ver+DX+Edition.html The newer one has a lot of items, and that mace is pretty solid.

u/ihaveplansthatday · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

You should Turn that frown Upsidedown by starting a TMNT action figure collection if you don't already have them. They're fun! I hope your day gets better. <3

u/keichler · 5 pointsr/amiibo

I highly recommend these medicom figures. They are great quality and any amiibo collector would like them.

For anyone interested....

u/itunesdentist · 2 pointsr/ActionFigures

For flight stands some common faves are Tamashii Stage Act.4 (come in a 2 pack), Obitsu Action Figure stands (my personal faves for SHF, Mafex & Mezco figures due to a combination of the optional pieces included in the package and the value if you’re willing to shop around for them), DC Deluxe Action Figure Base Two-Pack & Storm Collectibles Dynamic Action Figure Stand (great for heavier figures like Marvel Legends BAFs, Transformers, MOTUC, etc, etc.)

For foot peg stands NECA Action Figure Display Stands work well for NECA figures (as they should) but the pegs tend to be too tall and narrow for most Marvel Legends or Black Series figures. Protech stands have been recommended to me for 1:18 scale figures like Kenner Star Wars, etc., but I don’t have direct experience with them.

u/Mandiny · 14 pointsr/amiibo

They are $25 here on Amazon if you are interesting in purchasing them. They come in a set of 10 small vinyl figures that are perfect for your own little scenes like mine.

u/SeiJai · 1 pointr/Gunpla

Re-buy it? Did you lose a piece or break something? The [RX 78 Revive] (https://www.amazon.com/Bandai-Hobby-RX-78-2-Gundam-Revive/dp/B00WW4F8YA) has really good reviews and is one of the most recommended HGs. If you like the Red Astray, they also made a [HG scale] (https://www.amazon.com/Bandai-Hobby-Gundam-Astray-Flight/dp/B00CSJZV82). SD Gundams are cute little guys with no more than like 4 runners that are great for a quick build and get some nub removal practice. Unless you broke or lost a piece, I don't see why you can't just revisit the build later. You don't need to rebuy the whole kit.

u/impediment · 3 pointsr/DnD

My FLGS has bins of heroclix minis and other random crap for between 10 for a dollar and a couple bucks a piece. You could keep an eye on eBay and occasionally find decent things there, but you're probably going to be spending $100 plus (but you can get a great deal of hundreds of minis).

If you don't really care about size, quality, or color, this tube on Amazon (along with several others like it) are great deals. Drop down some nail polish so you can say "I attack the green one!" and you're golden. My group is still working off a lot of these guys.

u/Chompooming · 1 pointr/MarvelLegends

Figure stands for 6 inch scale figures. I used to get them off ebay until I got some knockoffs. These new models come with a three prong claw which is super nice for bigger figures like Thor or Dr. Octopus.


u/NeverFeedSeagulls · 18 pointsr/gaming

Apparently they're a collection made by a company called Good Smiles:

Thanks to u/aaron-xo for the sauce.

u/DallasDanielle · 1 pointr/amiibo

World of Nintendo and Pop figures seems like something you might be interested in.

You might even want to think about who your absolute favorite characters and get 'fancier' figures. Like for instance, if you love Link, you could get his figma; or if you like Mario, he has a figuarts one. They're a little more expensive than amiibo, but they're poseable and most are more detailed.

u/stevexc · 1 pointr/Gunpla

So I'm pretty much completely new to Gunpla (I had built one that I got from Toys R Us YEARS ago but that's it - and I remember that being simple enough for a ~12 year old to handle) but since then I've built a number of models and a whole bunch of 40k.

I'm looking to grab a couple kits to get started and I just wanted the community's opinion on whether or not they were decent buys.

I figured I'd start off simple with this guy, and then go for something a little more challenging.

Are these decent kits? I'm just completely overwhelmed by the selection, to be honest.

u/weableandbob · 1 pointr/Gunpla

The RX-78-2 Revive and the Barbatos Lupus are commonly recommended since they're solid kits while being ~$10. Pretty much any high grade you like the look of should be fine, though.

Real grades are about as complex as master grades, so you wouldn't get much benefit grabbing one of those first.

u/Lunar3 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Does it count if you gifted more than one person in a post? If so then I have 30+ if not I may not be able to enter. I would love this or a gc to put in my camera fund. Thanks for the contest.

u/psych_nerd · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I've been thinking about getting fresh water pearl earrings - my mom owns a set (earrings, necklace, bracelet) and they're beautiful. So expensive though!

Anywho, I've been wanting a sonic screwdriver for quite awhile now, specifically the tenth doctor's. It's such a random thing to buy, though, and I feel like it would be a waste of money. But then again, its Doctor Who, so it would be worth it. I'm so torn.

Fancy giveaway!:)

u/FeralMemories · 1 pointr/AnimeFigures

I'll warn you now, if you see a deal that's too good to be true on Amazon, it is. Amazon is full of bootlegs for authentic figures and all of the authentic ones are overpriced like hell. The exception would be the previously mentioned Kotobukiya (and Bandai but they don't have very many girls), but most of their stuff is over $50. There's a reason why Amazon is considered a last resort for buying anime figures. You'd honestly be better off using it on something else instead of risking overpaying or worse, getting a bootleg.

If I had to recommend something, it'd probably be this

u/SanityIsOptional · 4 pointsr/Gunpla

From the new series, the Barbados and Graze both have nice kits in 1/100 NG and 1/144 HG.

If you want the original Rx-78, this is a recent HG kit of it that ought to be good.

u/infinitum3d · 1 pointr/DnD

I always recommend allThingsHeroscape.com has a set of 4 warriors already painted for $5 USD and a Red/Copper Dragon for $6 USD and a set of 30 figures for under $30 USD but some of those are robots and army guys, so they'll need some modifications and repainted.

Ok, don't laugh too hard at me, but I got this "bucket of monsters" really cheap, and you'd be surprised at how many will work for D&D, especially if you paint them. It's 100 monsters for, like $18 bucks American.

Edit: This is a "fantasy creatures" bucket for $23.

u/EpsilonX · 1 pointr/evangelion

If you like Gundam, I have this one and really like it. It's a nice simple kit.

u/Roisiny · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

You need the sonic screwdriver. I don't really know that I need to explain why because you never know when you might need to pick a lock or track some aliens!

I need this laptop cooler because my laptop keeps overheating and shutting off. It's also really cheap so you can gift someone else :D

Thanks for the contest! <3

Edit: bunnicula.

u/faunty · 1 pointr/amiibo


Shipped from Japan through Amazon. Second item I got from Japan and both came with neat Origami. I believe it's a Japanese custom. I <3 Japan.

edit: Now you have me eyeing that $12.00 Tanooki Mario with Free Shipping on that page, dah.

u/doryteke · 3 pointsr/DnD

I ordered these for our first campaign and they worked great. Bunch of options and it was 22 bucks. Have everyone pitch in 6 bucks and you should be good.

u/SOLIDninja · 1 pointr/Gunpla

genuinely what you should do is this:

Get a set of these(they come with conversion parts so you can mix/match old style and new style kits parts into places they don't normally go) http://www.ebay.com/itm/131333747043?_trksid=p2059210.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Also invest in some plastic cement so you can literally fuse pieces together where you need to(it melts and re-solidifies plastic to create a "weld") http://www.amazon.com/Testors-3507AT-Liquid-Plastic-1-Ounce/dp/B00005CA7S/ref=sr_1_6?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1419113907&sr=1-6&keywords=plastic+cement

From this point I'd say get a Build Burning Gundam as your base model(it's one of the newest kits out and supposedly some kind of superkit as far as articulation and balance go) http://amzn.com/B00M1APMU0

Then I'd recommend whatever flavor of Shinlong from Wing is your favorite and a no-grade 1/144 Dragon Gundam from G Gundam http://youtu.be/OczGImiNImo


u/mrdeadsniper · 2 pointsr/dndnext

Minis get expensive quickly. Reaper is probably most popular mini store (although their website is atrocious). Depending on your campaign, you can get some stuff like skeletons or zombies minis in toy packs for much cheaper.




For specific heros or villians you might have to break down and buy a fancy custom mini just for it.

u/Suezasaurus · 2 pointsr/DungeonsAndDragons

Amazon is what I use, although I haven't checked other sites much, so I don't know if the price is good/bad. I bought this and the miniatures are all good quality. There's plenty of other miniatures on amazon, I'd recommend at least checking it out.

u/SamTheSnowman · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Just for funsies. I started watching Doctor Who a few months ago, and it quickly became my favorite show.

As a result, I'm hoping to go to Comic-Con next year and cosplay the Tenth Doctor. I've been eyeing [this] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0009P5YXO/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=3SX3BQ9MKL1ZJ&coliid=I1MU68JTS2VJQI) on Amazon, because who can cosplay the Doctor without the sonic screwdriver?

u/adragonisnoslave · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

If you don't already have one of these you need one. (There's also Ten's, if that's your cup of tea.) Also, these are adorable.

Per moi? These to help with the lack of an ice maker in my freezer, and this because this movie makes me so goddamn happy. I really really want it!

u/MrZissman · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

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u/CivilC · 1 pointr/Gunpla
  1. Buy an airbrush if you think you'll stick with this hobby for a while. If you make the plunge, you won't regret it. Personally, going from handpainting, to spray painting, then airbrushing make a world of difference in how easy painting can be and how much money I spend.

  2. A lot of your questions can be answered in the Repository in the sidebar. But for a brief explanation: topcoat seals in your paint and gives a certain finish to your kit. Flat/matte dull your finish (little to no shine), gloss makes your kit, uh, glossy.

  3. Surfacer is primer, essentially. Helps you see imperfections in your surface before applying paint and may alter the color of the color you put on top

  4. Start with anything cheap like the Revive rx-78-2. Maybe make some of your own color decisions and make it your own.
u/hannaHananaB · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This, this would be awesome.

I did notice we both have the game Gloom on our wishlists, that would be awesome too ;)

u/logiman · 2 pointsr/zelda

Congratulations. You are a huge nerd. But seriously, nice job collecting all this. Are you picking up the Link figma?

u/Vicer0yal · 1 pointr/Gunpla

The side bar at the right has everything you need.

A good model to start with is any HG kit that looks cool to you but the standard kit to start with is the HGUC RX-78 Revive


You will also want side cutters and a hobby knife

I'd also reccomend getting a gundam panel line marker, either black, grey, or both.

u/pkmnlink · 4 pointsr/WorldOfNintendo

Amazon first party has the S.H. Figuarts Mario for $21.48 Prime right now (5 in stock as of this post)


Considering Toys R Us are selling 4 inch for 12.99+tax...

S.H. Figuarts Mario is well worth the slight extra money.

u/red_lantern · 1 pointr/gaming

It's a Kirby nendroid.

Good Smile Kirby's Dream Land: Kirby Nendoroid Action Figure https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014QRECNI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_HoA0Ab8N6E2X7

u/atribecalledstark · 2 pointsr/DnD

I used these when I first started DMing, not really all to scale but close enough and super cheap for a bunch of minis.

Bucket of fantasy miniatures

Bucket of monsters

Bucket of mythical

Bucket of knights

u/Gritalian · 2 pointsr/ActionFigures

Someone posted a week ago that they were on sale at Amazon, so I bought one for my brother as his first Action Figure (he's 23). It's great quality for the price.

Still on sale: here for any one else interested who may have missed it.

u/lightzalot · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I don't own any funkos yet but these ones are my favorites. Do you have any of these?!?!


Nerd Ariel

Frankenstein Hello Kitty


u/kitsovereign · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Super don't care about him. I'm not a big Zelda fan honestly; I liked WW, LA, ALBW, and... that's about it so far.

I do, however, have this figure, because I thought it was funny; I gutted an SSB Link amiibo for its NFC sticker and stuck it to the base. I've done that with a few of the other Medicom figures as well.

u/nbshark · 14 pointsr/gaming

For those who are wondering:


There is a Samus and Pit one too. It's pretty sweet.

u/Skeleton_Combatant · 1 pointr/Gunpla

usa gundam store
local shop

my warhammer shop has gundams

its all about what kits you think look neat.
or you can buy ones you like from the shows

as far as a starter gundam to buy

this is the starter of all starters

u/dragonflyjen · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Like.. all of them are awesome, how do you choose not to put them on your list!

My first thought was a throwback to the 80s, a movie I recently showed my kids and fell in love with all over again Gizmo!

and then bc walking dead, I didn't see a zombie on your list! RawR!

u/Nintendo64Cartridge · 2 pointsr/AnimeFigures

Good Smile Company. Both are available on Amazon here and here. It seems they ran out of Red and only resellers have him available at 3x the price. I checked eBay and some are cheaper on there.

u/SlightlySweet · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I would like Gizmo because gremlins!

Thanks for holding this contest!


u/Not_Gene_Parmesan · 38 pointsr/DungeonsAndDragons

Yo! Just wanted to drop you this info because I LOVED it when I found it.


Bag O Zombies!


You get 100 of them. You can find them in glow in the dark form as well.


This is also neat looking, but I haven't gotten them.



Those look baller too.

u/Rhodes_Warrior · 2 pointsr/DMAcademy

Brand new DM here. Currently running LMoP for 3 first-timers and 2 (barely) amateurs. Bought these for my party. $17 USD

Google “LMoP paper minis” for the enemies/villains. Use some common coins as and some Elmer’s Glue for a base. It honestly takes 2 hours (with breaks for beer and Reddit lol) to cut and paste once you assemble the materials.

Otherwise get a double sided battle mat, like $22 USD and some dry erase markers, $6 USD

Skip the party’s minis if you want to save some money. But the battle mat and markers can be used FOREVER.

u/Timothymark05 · 29 pointsr/dndnext

Fantasy Creatures Action Figure Playset - 90pc Monster Battle Toy Collection (Includes Dragons, Wizards, Orcs, and more) - Perfect for Roleplaying and D&D Gaming https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0746TKNSL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_DrrHAbS8EAK3G

Also there is this if you have 20$

Edit: Just a heads up. Others have noted that these are a bit larger than your typical minis and will not fit your average 1inch grid perfectly. Just something to consider.

u/Elranzer · 3 pointsr/powerrangers

For those interested:

https://www.amazon.com/Bandai-Tamashii-Nations-Chogokin-Morphing/dp/B01LZNJOUJ/ (non-affiliate link)

When it's back in stock (as in, not being scalped), Amazon sells it for $299 and free (Prime-eligible) shipping.

u/PoniesRBitchin · 2 pointsr/sailormoon

I understand that many people want to give money to the creators in order to thank them for their work, so that's why they avoid pirating. But at this point, who are you trying to give the money to? If it's the creator, a better way might be to buy the "white" collection of manga that's out in stores now, or the new merchandise (such as the new figurines, nail polishes, etc). If it's the people who made the anime, that's the Japanese crew, but I don't think they make new DVDs anymore (I could be wrong). Even if they did, you'll now be paying not only for the product, but for shipping from Japan, and for someone in Japan to buy it for you most likely. Buying them "legally" on eBay gives no money to the makers of the series, but a TON of money to people who just happened to buy a VHS for a few bucks and sit on it for ten years. I wouldn't recommend it unless you really want the collector aspect of owning the actual DVDs/VHSs.

Personally, I don't have a problem with watching things free online, so long as I can repay the creator somehow later. IMO, watch it online somewhere, buy one of the Figuarts models (more are being released slowly) if you want to pay the creator.

u/MaliciousHH · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I've never been gifted :C

My word is Tampflacipating, it's defined as the feeling of being really tired but staying up late just in case you miss something interesting happening on the internet.

"Damn, I tampflacipated all night watching that Google keynote!"

This would be my most desired item, but there are other cheaper things on my list!

u/MCubb · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Batman Funko POP!

Bat Funko POP! with Batmobile!


Thanks for the contest!

u/Mylilpwny · 3 pointsr/amiugly

You kinda look like David Tennant and given the number of girls that swoon over him, I think all need you need is a good sonic screwdriver.

u/steelchurro · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Tia I'm not 100% sure that I qualify so if I do I would like this

u/vjsb · 2 pointsr/zelda

Good Smile The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Link Figma Action Figure https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008AGAXV2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_8CaKDbYGVQK5N

u/TheGirlFriday · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

What do we treat ourselves to?

Clothes. Treat yo self!

Fragrances. Treat yo self!

Massages. Treat yo self!

Mimosas. Treat yo self!

Fine Leather Goods. Treat yo self!

For real though, treat yo self, with all or any of these.

The something, I choose. I don’t know if I still have to explain to you why you need to buy it RIGHT NOW but – “Wyatt if you could blow big money on one thing, not sock money, what would it be?”

The random raffle phrase is Batman Suit!

u/slowrine · 2 pointsr/minipainting

Would not recommend, and would suggest testing in a small spot before doing the whole thing. I used it to prime these miniatures, and they all came out sticky and shiny. I hoped they'd go matte overnight, but they didn't. Was more trouble than it was worth.

It could have been the type of plastic, but I expected it to work because it's marketed for plastic ¯_(ツ)_/¯ Also, if you do use it, and want to take it off, a 5 minute soak in odorless mineral spirits took it right off for me.

u/Aitrus233 · 26 pointsr/gallifrey

Toymakers don't seem to care. I've compared it and Eleven's in-store, and they are perfectly identical.

u/offhandaxe · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

i haven't been gifted yet and would love this my word is draspastic: the act of being so spastic you have to do something drastic

u/tinglep · 2 pointsr/doctorwho

Yeah but what about the Tennant? That's all we care about and this...


...is absolute filth. The slide button keeps falling off and eventually gets stripped from being reapplied over and over.

u/truond · 2 pointsr/gamecollecting

These tend to be lower quality figures, but are $5.

If you are really into posing and high quality figurines, I would recommend checking this out. http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00JL74W4I/ref=redir_mdp_mobile?pc_redir=T1

A lot higher in price, but worth it for the toy collectors.

u/fenrirctj89 · 1 pointr/nintendo

I suggest this one. I don't like how the head looks on the Good Smile Company one.

u/watsoned · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I'm guessing that my bf got me this. Cause I looked at it almost every time we were in Barnes and Noble. I have no idea about his other gift though. He has no clue what I got for him either but I'm excited as heck to see him open it.

u/marcus_gideon · 1 pointr/DnD

Most of the battle mats I've seen are wet erase, and dry erase markers tend to stain them. If you want to use dry erase, I'd just get a basic whiteboard (which I did).

Figures can be kinda expensive, especially if you're looking for a lot of them. Back in the old days, we used to play with spare dice and coins. Each player tosses in a die they aren't using to represent themselves (easier to recognize the d12 that looks like the d20 you're rolling) and the DM either uses a bunch of random spare dice or pennies or something for the baddies.

If you really want to get into minis though, I'd suggest picking up things like this. They aren't "regulation" size or whatever. But they are cheaper than the real things. Considering you can buy this tube of 100 for the price of a single Reaper mini.

Or there are kits for some of the other games like Pathfinder, which is really just a generic store brand of 3.5e and the tokens work just fine.

u/oonooneoo · 2 pointsr/minipainting

Craft paints and tubes of plastic figures will do the job. SCS Direct's Wicked Duals figures would be a good choice for models. They're a good value, but not amazing quality. They definitely will need to be straightened out with a hot water bath and set into position with an ice bath too.

u/PourEGoneZee · 3 pointsr/minipainting

It came from this set. SCS Direct Monster Action Figure Bucket - Big Bucket of 100 Horror Toy Figures - from Dracula to Frankenstein to Giant Spiders- Perfect for Cake Toppers, Halloween Party Favors, Decorations https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00W5WSN5A/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_pBILDbDG1DAP9

u/Luckystar812 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/MrGalfano7899 · 1 pointr/DnDIY

Thanks. I got the Dwarf from the Icons of The Realms Starter Set. It comes with 5 others, along with the Dwarf.

This is the link for the Amazon page. https://www.amazon.com/WizKids-Dungeons-Dragons-Realms-Starter/dp/B01M1CRRY3

u/dylan227 · 1 pointr/Gunpla

1/144 is the scale of the models. They are 1/144th the size of the gundam from the Anime. 1/1 size would be this in Japan High Grade models come in 1/144 scale, and are generally pretty cheap. Here is the High Grade Build Burning Gundam. The Real Grade line is also 1/144. Real Grades have the complexity of Master Grades in the size of a high grade. Here's one of them. High Grades usually take around 3-5 hours to complete. Real grades usually take 9-12 hours, and Master Grades usually take 12-20+ hours depending on if you are painting it.

u/toddjunk · 1 pointr/ActionFigures

Wait, you said 6-7", I misread that initially as purely 6"

In 7" there is the Marvel Select Deadpool


Articulation is comparable to the Hasbro Marvel Legends figure mentioned before.