I'm obsessed with figure scale!

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  1. gettogaara

    gettogaara Well-Known Member

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    Okay, I can't be the only one that's like this. I don't know what it is but if my figures aren't in scale with each other it drives me nuts. For example, although I'm not a big pokemon fan I've got a decent amount of their figures. I want to get rid of the Special edition Salamence because he's just grossly out of scale with the other pokemon. He's around the size of the deluxe Dialga and Palkia figures while Charizard, who's bigger than him is only 2 inches.

    It's not just that though. Obviously when your collection is as varied as mine is, it's hard to get everything to be in a specific scale. Which is why I feel the need to keep figures of diffrent scales as far away from each other as possible. I don't know it's like I've got OCD when it comes to stuff like this lol. Just wondering if anyone else has the same or similar problems?
     
  2. GAUGE

    GAUGE Transformers Fan since 1985

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    if you were buying toys just based on scale. your in trouble.

    nothing is in scale. especially pokemon, any action figures. nothing.

    and if everything was in scale...holy crap would we need a ton more room for our collectibles..
     
  3. Fallout

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    dude. we're transformers fans. scale is one of our many drugs, man. personally i find it satisfying to organize my figures by a little label on my shelf with an approximate scale for each group. i've got 1/45 figures in a group 1/60 in another, and so on and so forth. may not work for you but my boat is above the water.
     
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    It's hard to be strict about scale, with most toy lines you'll have a really difficult time, especially with TF.
     
  5. The621

    The621 Fuck you, that's why!

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    Yes. Kitbash wise.
     
  6. gettogaara

    gettogaara Well-Known Member

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    Obviously I don't mean EXACT scale lol. Basically I just want figures to represent their characters properly when it comes to size. Like the Rhydon figure I have is slightly bigger than Squirtle, Charmander and the others when really he's taller than 6 feet. It's when things aren't right like with a huge salamance and a small Charizard that disturb me.
     
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    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    Now we have to mix & match sublines to match that scale.

    Like when you're playing with your deluxe formers, and Unicron steps in....time to switch over to the legends or WST's
     
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    TrueNomadSkies Airachnid's ratservant

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    Well, Beast Wars were largely in scale, so if you're a fan of that stuff, you'll be in luck. Plus, since many of their alt modes were out of scale in the show (aka, the insects being as big as mammals), even the ones that aren't as close as we'd like can look fine.
     
  9. tikgnat

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    I have a real thing for scale too.

    One of the reasons I've never gotten fully into the 10cm superhero figures from Marvel Universe is they're not the same scale as Toybiz Marvel Legends. When they made them small I was sad.

    I look at early Bishoujo and am pleased they fit nicely with those same Marvel Legends, so much so I can have Ryu Hayabusa having a grope off of Black Widows pert bottom. Now Bishoujos are bigger, and out of scale with him, so now Ryu Haybusa is sad.

    The thing is, the first thing I do when I buy a bike former is work out relative scales so I can find action figures that can ride them, you have a motorbike thats what you do right? I even used to go out of my way to photoshop toys into relative scale with each other... for evidence of this, just look down a few inches...

    So yes, I feel your pain. From a practical standpoint I totally understand that 100% scale compatibility will never ever happen, but even so, that small childlike part of me that is still fuelled by imagination quietly laments.

    *weeps*
     
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    As long as it doesnt get too crazy (like G1 Blaster and Metroplex being the same height) I'm ok with it
     
  11. Noideaforaname

    Noideaforaname Pico, let's go up to Zuma

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    I can never find toys of Pokemon I like, much less in scale. Stores around here only seem to carry "cute" Pokemon like the Starters and Pikachu -or- the overly-advertised boxcover Legendaries. Never any Honchkrows, Vespiquens, Beheeyems, or Garbodors...
     
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    i wish pokemon would spread out their merchandise more. i think the only pokemon figure not overused was a ludicolo i saw a few years back. i wish i had bought it now.
     
  13. gettogaara

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    Yeah, I know what you mean. I've got get all of the cool pokemon on ebay.
    I do see some pretty nice deluxe ones in target from time to time. They had this huge Giratina, that made noises. I was REALLY tempted to get it but it was like $30 or something and I can't bring myself to spend that much on a pokemon lol.
     
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    All I want is a 1:1 scale Movie Mewtwo, and a 1:1 scale Renamon.
     
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    Well, it's not so much that the toys are in scale. The fiction on the early packaging makes it clear that they aren't, what with Rattrap passing for an actual rat in modern human cities and all. Mainframe "fixed" the scale of the toys retroactively when they made the show.
     
  16. gettogaara

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    Okay, I think I've come up with a decent system as far as pokemon figures go. To get the best height representation I look up their height first and compare it with other pokemon.

    Below 6 feet= Tomy
    Below 10 feet= Jakks
    Above 10 feet= Jakks Deluxe

    I refuse to buy onix or steelix cause they'll be way to small. Putting my Gyrados up for sale in a lot soon since he's supposed to be above 20 feet and he's smaller than my pikachu lol.
     

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