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images - out of the box / in the box

Magpie
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Mar 14 2007, 11:55am


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Once a thread was started for Toy Biz, I did want to provide a link to a resource I've found immensely helpful for a couple of reasons.

The site is The Green Dragon and they have a very comprehensive archive of images of the Toy Biz (and other) figures. They also have the toys listed by release, so one can put some order to the entire set. I used to check this site a lot for LOTR-Toy Biz news

Here's a direct link to the LOTR page.
Here's a direct link to all the LOTR products they've archived.


Images: not only do they have the 'posed in a setting' image, for most figures they have a image of the box and the accessories. For the first figure I clicked on, there were 18 different images: close ups, back of the figure, articulation, box, etc.

This is especially useful for those of us who gleefully open our boxes up and display the figures... and then lose track of what arrows and swords go with what figure. I do open my boxes. I know everyone says the figures are worth more in the box but they're only worth more if I want to sell them. The only reason I'd want to sell them is because I've become bored with them and then I would have reaped no enjoyment from them while I owned them. It does make good sense if one is investing in the figures to keep them in the box. But I don't have the space to buy a bunch of figures, hold onto them for years and then try to sell them so as to make some money off them. I wonder what the return rate is on those kinds of investments as well. I think I'm probably in the minority... as I usually am and all you who keep them in the box have wonderful reasons why that works for you. I just get to enjoy mine without a plastic vacuum wrap around it.

Although my goal is to save a complete set of images for every figure I own, I haven't done that yet. I always worry about sites like this disappearing and I think it would be good if someone here privately archived it.* For the finished TORn project, we could link to them... but I'd be more comfortable if they'd let TORn use their photos with some sort of credit and link to the site... again, paranoia about the good stuff that disappears.

*I have some interest in doing that for personal reasons. And if no one else wants to, I could start chipping away at it. But it would be very low on my priority list and might never get done. So I would not discourage anyone who's interested.



(This post was edited by Magpie on Mar 14 2007, 12:00pm)

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The official Tolkien collectible catalog thread SandWitch King Send a private message to SandWitch King Mar 8 2007, 8:52pm
    *geeky happy dance* I was actually giggling as I read this! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Mar 9 2007, 2:17am
        Question Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Mar 9 2007, 3:45am
            Hmmmmmmmmm SandWitch King Send a private message to SandWitch King Mar 9 2007, 5:01am
                embracing chaos Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Mar 9 2007, 5:10am
                Agreed! Get the info, then sort it all out. grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Mar 9 2007, 3:29pm
    A group project! Altaira Send a private message to Altaira Mar 9 2007, 4:56am
        *snigger* ;) // grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Mar 9 2007, 3:27pm
    Burger King / FOTR promotion Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Mar 9 2007, 5:18pm
        This is wonderful, Magpie!!! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Mar 9 2007, 7:43pm
        Nice nice nice! SandWitch King Send a private message to SandWitch King Mar 9 2007, 8:09pm
    ToyBiz Action Figures grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Mar 14 2007, 3:37am
        HOLY CATS! SandWitch King Send a private message to SandWitch King Mar 14 2007, 6:14am
            images - out of the box / in the box Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Mar 14 2007, 11:55am
                What an awesome site! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Mar 14 2007, 2:48pm
                    I've gotten a start : I'll do 6" Singles, FOTR, Wave 1-3 Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Mar 14 2007, 3:29pm
                        Oh wonderful! Thank you :D Those are gorgeous! // grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Mar 14 2007, 6:30pm
            *sniggering* Thanks :) grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Mar 14 2007, 2:38pm
        Stands for Toy Biz figures Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Mar 14 2007, 3:51pm
            That's a great idea! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Mar 14 2007, 6:32pm
    Sideshow/WETA CAhobbit Send a private message to CAhobbit Mar 16 2007, 6:26am
        *kerplunk!* This is wonderful! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Mar 17 2007, 2:08pm
            Thank you. CAhobbit Send a private message to CAhobbit Mar 17 2007, 7:30pm
                I had to come back grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Mar 17 2007, 9:06pm
                My collection LordotRings93 Send a private message to LordotRings93 May 27 2008, 8:50pm
        Reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaalllllly great! SandWitch King Send a private message to SandWitch King Mar 18 2007, 6:03am
        Wow! deej Send a private message to deej Apr 5 2007, 4:41pm
        maybe a couple to add? greendragon Send a private message to greendragon May 2 2007, 11:26pm
            Thanks... CAhobbit Send a private message to CAhobbit May 3 2007, 12:03am
                Actually... greendragon Send a private message to greendragon May 3 2007, 12:09am
                    You guys are Awesome! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg May 3 2007, 8:38am
                    Hmmmmm CAhobbit Send a private message to CAhobbit May 3 2007, 8:02pm
                        that is odd... greendragon Send a private message to greendragon May 3 2007, 8:12pm
                            It MIGHT be the #1 Sideshow Ebay item SandWitch King Send a private message to SandWitch King May 4 2007, 12:30am
    Sideshow CAhobbit Send a private message to CAhobbit Mar 16 2007, 6:47am
        *smiles* Excellent! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Mar 17 2007, 2:13pm
    Gentle Giant CAhobbit Send a private message to CAhobbit Apr 9 2007, 2:36am
        They have such a great collection! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Apr 9 2007, 6:50pm
    Tolkien-related Posters grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg May 1 2007, 7:18pm
        Wow! CAhobbit Send a private message to CAhobbit May 1 2007, 7:50pm
        I'm impressed! greendragon Send a private message to greendragon May 1 2007, 9:55pm
            The older ones grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg May 2 2007, 10:44am
                that is a VERY cool way to hang your posters! greendragon Send a private message to greendragon May 3 2007, 8:14pm
        My jaw hit the floor - again! SandWitch King Send a private message to SandWitch King May 2 2007, 12:18am
            Thanks :) grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg May 2 2007, 10:52am
        HOHO.... Elfmei Send a private message to Elfmei May 4 2007, 11:17am
            That's Awesome!!! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg May 4 2007, 2:31pm
    I hope these are OK to add .. Elven Send a private message to Elven Sep 17 2007, 1:05am
        Of course :D grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Nov 14 2007, 8:42pm
            Aren't there pics attached to Elven's post? Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Nov 14 2007, 9:19pm

 
 
 

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