Anyone here collect toys/Action Figures?

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Tomy makes most of their die cast cars in Viet Nam. Quality is superb…vastly superior to Matchbox and Hot Wheels.

But then that’s Tomy, who’s quality control is probably as good as any company on earth.
 

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I've got a few toys made in Viet Nam and didn't really notice a quality difference, better or worse, over Chinese products. Most likely, they use the exact same plastic injection molding machines and ABS/PVC pellets, so, there wouldn't be. Some companies/workers are better at finding and removing molding flash, incompletely molded components, warped parts, etc., but, that's true of any country.
 

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QC has taken a nosedive since Viet production.
I'd be surprised if this weren't Hasbro cost cutting as opposed to anything Vietnam controls. Loosely related, I hate their reduced plastic packaging where you can't even see what is inside.
 

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Tomy makes most of their die cast cars in Viet Nam. Quality is superb…vastly superior to Matchbox and Hot Wheels.

But then that’s Tomy, who’s quality control is probably as good as any company on earth.

Takara Tomy makes both die cast cars and Transformers.
I have a bunch of Tomica and Tomica Premium cars - they've all been fine. Tomica Limited Vintage is still made in China.
Transformers specifically, has seen more QC issues in both Masterpiece and mainline figures. The quality of the plastic hasn't changed, but we're seeing a lot more misassembled figures, and loose joints, etc.
 

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Yeah, the complexity of the Limited Vintage stuff requires majorly large manual labor. That’s like MP level stuff though, $60 for a 1/64 scale car? Kinda…a lot. The ¥500 basic Tomica are the best, IMO. I got a half dozen for the kid’s stocking this year.
 

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I've got a few toys made in Viet Nam and didn't really notice a quality difference, better or worse, over Chinese products. Most likely, they use the exact same plastic injection molding machines and ABS/PVC pellets, so, there wouldn't be. Some companies/workers are better at finding and removing molding flash, incompletely molded components, warped parts, etc., but, that's true of any country.

Poor plant management can ruin anything. You can have all the best stuff, won’t matter…
 

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I like how china version has underwer vut us version has small pp. So is zatch running around nekkid under his dress? This small attention to detail is pretty hilarious1671726386510.jpeg4512D1CC-A440-42E4-95F3-A648A7957DDC.jpeg
 

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Macau made toys ftw. My Shogun Warriors and Stomper cars, still hold up.
 

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At this point I think Stompers have been made in a half dozen countries. For sure Germany, US, and various flavors of China.
 

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There is. It is made by beast kingdom.

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MP-56 trailbreaker incoming.
Not many left until I finish the 84/85 lineup then I'm done. And even then a fair few are missing because they haven't made them in the 22yrs MP has been running.
 

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MP-56 trailbreaker incoming.
Not many left until I finish the 84/85 lineup then I'm done. And even then a fair few are missing because they haven't made them in the 22yrs MP has been running.
Nice... Playing catch-up with that one, and a few others at the moment. However, like yourself all I'm interested in is the early G1 characters... my cut-off is the movie, not interested in anything after that.

It's incredible really to think how slow these have trickled out. For me the line didn't start proper until MP10, they really seemed to get that arse in gear for a while after that... the last few years have been meh. Remolds and repaints. Where's Jazz? Where's Blaster? Mirage? Perspector? I could go on....
 
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24cm 18ct gold lightan incoming

What version is that? I have the SoC reissue. It’s 24ct and about 14cm…closer to 13.5cm.

It kinda makes me want to throw every other robot toy I have in the garbage can…to be honest.
 

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What version is that? I have the SoC reissue. It’s 24ct and about 14cm…closer to 13.5cm.

It kinda makes me want to throw every other robot toy I have in the garbage can…to be honest.
24cm
 

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Recent arrivals:

Hasbro "Ghostbusters Plasma Series: Gozer". Collect all 6 figures in this wave and you can build the Vinz Clortho terror dog bonus figure; Gozer had the nasty horned head!
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Hasbro "Star Wars Black: Rogue One Baze Malbus".
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McFarlane Toys "The Batman: Catwoman". Still debating getting Penguin and "Hobo" Bruce Wayne from this line too.Screenshot_20221230-121236-766.png

Mattel "Masters of the Universe Origins: Sun-Man". Back in the 80s, an African American mother, disappointed with the lack of racial diversity in Mattel's MotU toyline, created the "Sun-Man: Rulers of the Sun" knockoff series, and now, all these years later, Mattel is folding them into the brand and producing them, giving them canon legitimacy.
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