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Figuremod73
May 23, '13, 8:45 PM
I noticed today that parts from the Kiss figures can be bought individually now. Heres a chance to skip the bodies if you have held off on them in the past. They should be great with a drmego body OR you could try a Kiss custom.
http://www.classictvtoys.com/kisscustomizingitems.aspx

Iron Mego
May 23, '13, 9:05 PM
I bet they'll do this with the Super-Hero stuff, too.

fossilfuse
May 24, '13, 12:26 PM
These are the Sonic Boom parts. Hope they add the other series as parts as well, then we could be doing all sorts of customs, including other costumes, Eric Carr and Vinnie Vincent. Nice!!!

CrimsonGhost
May 24, '13, 1:05 PM
Interesting. I wonder why Sonic Boom parts only? Maybe the new style figures didn't sell too well.

Thanks!

MEGOMAN
May 24, '13, 1:28 PM
I'm sure that they are selling the parts because of low sales. Maybe if they sell the Monster figures at a discounted price, I may just buy them!

megocrazy
May 24, '13, 4:39 PM
If I wasn't cutting back my collection, I may have pulled the trigger on the 8" heads. $5 a piece is pretty good, and done my own dressed to kill customs. For $65 you can get all the pieces and pop them on DM bodies. Pop the Gene head on a Granny Walton body and dress and you've got a great dream sequence Grandma from Happy Gilmore.

Chris
May 24, '13, 8:01 PM
They have some great parts like Ace's boots from the 2nd series and Gene's boots from Monster. I didn't see those but maybe they'll make it at a later date.

MIB41
May 25, '13, 8:55 AM
Bingo! I knew this was coming. Why take the bullet on these figures when you can buy the parts and customize for a fraction of the price? Glad I held up after series one. And speaking of series one, please note the price of those figures are now ...$14.99 - loose. :wink_y:

EMCE Hammer
May 25, '13, 9:04 AM
I love the idea of the parts being available, I'm just having a creative block on what I can do with them.

MIB41
May 25, '13, 9:15 AM
^^^ Personally I think it always should've been more of an accessory based line instead of a multi-figure line. Had they packaged the outfits (ala-Captain Action style) and sold those separately to host one base set of KISS figures, I think they would have made more money, instead of investing in all of these bodies and forcing people to pick. In a market where customizing figures is rampant, people can alter the makeup paints themselves to fit a particular era. And they can do it better than a production paint job ever did. But either way, they have arrived at the same place, so I guess the point is made. :yes:

toys2cool
May 25, '13, 9:20 AM
that's awesome, good prices

fallensaviour
May 26, '13, 12:28 AM
Excellent!!!
This makes me beyond Happy.
Thanks again toys.

dee T.
May 27, '13, 8:17 AM
This is great news! I may have to pick these up after all.

MIB41
Jul 2, '13, 7:25 AM
I picked up the Sonic Boom Gene (loose) for $11.99. For that price, I wasn't going to complain. I was going to part him out for a custom. But to my surprise, I found the figure to be actually durable, so I decided to keep him as is. And as critical as I've been of FTC, I have to say I was impressed overall by the figure. The head still needs some work. But the body was much better than the Series One KISS figures. He posed well and overall I was happy with him at this price point. So thumbs up to FTC. They made a descent figure here. I'll be getting some of the loose Hotter than Hell figures at those prices and see how they do. It's a shame FTC doesn't tone down the packaging and sell these carded (or boxed) for a better price. They would get so much more business. But I wanted to chime in. I took the dive at that price point and found the quality to be much better than what I had seen in recent years. I like good surprises. Good job guys.

fallensaviour
Jul 2, '13, 1:28 PM
Excelllent to hear the good news.

MIB41
Jul 5, '13, 12:56 PM
I received the Hotter than Hell figures (loose) today and they too have the improved quality I saw from the Sonic Boom Gene figure I previously purchased. I won't mince words - I'm liking these figures. The quality is there and I like the head sculpts on these to boot. So that makes FIVE figures I've picked up from FTC loose that have scored high. This is starting to make a believer out of me. And it's such a relief to feel some optimism coming back for this company. But as a consumer, I feel inclined to always call it as I see it. And hopefully, through that process, some balance is achieved between the good and the bad. I think with the lower prices, I'm inclined to dial back criticisms I might otherwise have if I paid full price. Although in this case I got both the quality and the good price. But it also serves as a reminder (for myself) that collecting figures should first and foremost be fun. When I can get them at this price, they become something I can just enjoy instead of wondering whether I got my money's worth. There's something to be said for that.

jimsmegos
Jul 5, '13, 1:50 PM
I received the Hotter than Hell figures (loose) today and they too have the improved quality I saw from the Sonic Boom Gene figure I previously purchased. I won't mince words - I'm liking these figures. The quality is there and I like the head sculpts on these to boot. So that makes FIVE figures I've picked up from FTC loose that have scored high. This is starting to make a believer out of me. And it's such a relief to feel some optimism coming back for this company. But as a consumer, I feel inclined to always call it as I see it. And hopefully, through that process, some balance is achieved between the good and the bad. I think with the lower prices, I'm inclined to dial back criticisms I might otherwise have if I paid full price. Although in this case I got both the quality and the good price. But it also serves as a reminder (for myself) that collecting figures should first and foremost be fun. When I can get them at this price, they become something I can just enjoy instead of wondering whether I got my money's worth. There's something to be said for that.

very well said!

VintageMike
Jul 5, '13, 7:27 PM
I bet they'll do this with the Super-Hero stuff, too.

I have to think that factored into the license. So many incomplete Bat figures out there alone that it's plus for them if they they can offer those parts.

actjac01
Jul 5, '13, 10:10 PM
Another sign to me that Figure Toys/CTVT is 'upping' their game!