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Thread: MEGO-compatible skeleton at Big Lots! 24 POA and $5.00 each

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    This *IS* for Mego-like and Replicas, so people reading posts on this category aren't all that strict about "they MUST be exactly 8" tall". In reality, there is some variation in the height of people, so there's nothing wrong with having some variation in the height of figures/skeletons.

    The way I see it, there's plenty of room for two different kinds of skeletons, each for about $5.00. For those who are really strict that the skeleton MUST be 8" tall, and MUST be engineered like toys of the 70's (including the limited articulation of the time), there's the CTVT skeleton. For those who are more flexible about height, proportion and enjoy modern-type articulation, there's Big Lots/Home Depot skeleton.

    I had already listed the reasons why I believe Big Lots/Home Depot skeleton is the superior skeleton. I won't bore people by repeating myself. All in all, it seems that everybody else is delighted to have such a MEGO-compatible skeleton available, at such a low price. It's not as if this was an expensive Kickstarter for a $22 skeleton that's priced like a premium action figure, but looks like cheap Halloween decor. It's cheap Halloween decor that just happens to be almost like a premium action figure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZMOQ View Post
    This *IS* for Mego-like and Replicas, so people reading posts on this category aren't all that strict about "they MUST be exactly 8" tall". In reality, there is some variation in the height of people, so there's nothing wrong with having some variation in the height of figures/skeletons.

    The way I see it, there's plenty of room for two different kinds of skeletons, each for about $5.00. For those who are really strict that the skeleton MUST be 8" tall, and MUST be engineered like toys of the 70's (including the limited articulation of the time), there's the CTVT skeleton. For those who are more flexible about height, proportion and enjoy modern-type articulation, there's Big Lots/Home Depot skeleton.

    I had already listed the reasons why I believe Big Lots/Home Depot skeleton is the superior skeleton. I won't bore people by repeating myself. All in all, it seems that everybody else is delighted to have such a MEGO-compatible skeleton available, at such a low price. It's not as if this was an expensive Kickstarter for a $22 skeleton that's priced like a premium action figure, but looks like cheap Halloween decor. It's cheap Halloween decor that just happens to be almost like a premium action figure.
    True but some people can't let things go and have to jab FTC whenever they can which I think is childish and unnecessary...We get it already you hate FTC and have to tell people that 1,000,000,000 times over we get it

    Saying that I have both and both have their flaws you can compare them to the Mego type 2 body and the Type S body at the 8 inch superstore. Both of these are accepted and used so why not these two?

    It's the constant one is "Better" when in actuality both will work....

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    Please. You're being just as reactive and reductive as the posts you're complaining about. I'd love to see the Big Lots skeleton you supposedly broke.

    You arrived late to a mostly appreciative thread and asked a question to which you might have guessed the answer; the FTC skeleton is ten years old. Why was the Big Lots skeleton discussed? Because it is something new, sturdy, and very poseable.

    Who's to judge "childish and unnecessary"? Were that criticism leveled at you, would you like it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madcap70 View Post
    True but some people can't let things go and have to jab FTC whenever they can which I think is childish and unnecessary...We get it already you hate FTC and have to tell people that 1,000,000,000 times over we get it

    Saying that I have both and both have their flaws you can compare them to the Mego type 2 body and the Type S body at the 8 inch superstore. Both of these are accepted and used so why not these two?

    It's the constant one is "Better" when in actuality both will work....
    I don't hate FTC, its what you perceive, they have gotten a lot of my hard earned dollars and would get more if they would correct a lot of the repeating mistakes. I have the entire 66 run, along with a lot of other characters like DC, Jonny Quest and the horribly done Space Ghost. Oh, and my pile of bagged human bones sold as skeleton figures all broken junk. I "jab" at them when they blow it and that happens as much as they succeed, I just calls 'em as I sees 'em. And this is a lost cause discussion with you so just drop it already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNGwynne View Post
    Please. You're being just as reactive and reductive as the posts you're complaining about. I'd love to see the Big Lots skeleton you supposedly broke.

    You arrived late to a mostly appreciative thread and asked a question to which you might have guessed the answer; the FTC skeleton is ten years old. Why was the Big Lots skeleton discussed? Because it is something new, sturdy, and very poseable.

    Who's to judge "childish and unnecessary"? Were that criticism leveled at you, would you like it?
    No it's just when someone brings up another topic people tend to throw jabs at it like we haven't heard it before and who are you that I have to "Prove" that this figure was broken?? Is it just because that can't happen? Since I haven't been here long I tend to bring up something that I just found not too long ago sorry I guess I should have been around 10 years like you were but alas it's only been a year so sue me for just finding this out...

    But since I have been here I see some people don't help newbies they tend to step on them or tell them they are wrong to make them feel important....OK
    Last edited by Madcap70; Oct 12, '18 at 9:18 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madcap70 View Post
    True but some people can't let things go and have to jab FTC whenever they can which I think is childish and unnecessary...We get it already you hate FTC and have to tell people that 1,000,000,000 times over we get it
    No one was even talking about FTC until you felt the need to hijack the thread and now you want to play victim. If you want to push the FTC skeletons, start a new post on the FTC page.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonGhost View Post
    No one was even talking about FTC until you felt the need to hijack the thread and now you want to play victim. If you want to push the FTC skeletons, start a new post on the FTC page.
    No I'm not hijacking anything just mentioning that we had a Mego type skeleton then all the FTC hate came out (As usual) and I'm sorry if I haven't been on this site as long as some people and just find things out recently maybe you should take that into account before blasting someone for nothing...People only see what they want I guess..

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    Victim again. And you did hijack wether you meant to or not.

    What you said was
    Quote Originally Posted by Madcap70 View Post
    How come people are not buying the CTVT skeleton's? I got them both and those look better and at least the CTVT is 8"
    So in the middle of the discussion about the Big Lots skeleton, you said CTVT is better. What did you expect? You may like it better, and that's fine, but your statement is negative toward the Big Lots product and rolls out the red carpet for FTC opinion.
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    Let's move along, folks. Time to talk about toy skeletons, instead of watching some people play the blame game and the victim card. Just buy the skeletons you like, accessorize them and pose them and have some fun!

    Not my photo, but here's an example of some Star Trek MEGO love with the Big Lots skeleton!


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