Anyone else have a soft spot for these things?
>tfw 6-7 years old and Star Wars Episode II is about to hit theaters
>birthday is coming soon
>putting the vacuum away in the closet after doing my chores when a box falls out of a bag
>it's a fucking sweet Star Wars Micro Machine playset that I really fucking wanted and realised it was for my birthday
>used to spend 15-20 minutes just looking at the box every day when my parents were out or asleep in anticipation of getting it for my birthday
>one day we go to my cousin's house who's one year my senior
>mum has always loved my cousin a lot and has said time and time again that she wish she gave birth to him instead
>she used to always say "why can't you be handsome like me or even your cousin? you're so ugly compared to us" when she looked like a whale
>realise my mum took a carrier bag with her to his house
>inside it was the Micro Machines playset from the closet which she ended up giving to my cousin
>I got nothing for my birthday
>felt dejected for weeks
>never brought it up because I didn't want to sound spoilt
And that's the story of why I grew up to hate Star Wars Micro Machines. Thanks for reading my blog, rate and subscribe for more.
What are people's thoughts on the current Micro Machines toys? I never had any of the original ones, but I bought one of the new blind bags.
Tiny TIE Fighter is fun to play with.
I wish the blindbags were a little cheaper considering you can just buy a 3 pack for $5.
i got pic related when i was a kid because it's my fav scene in the OT
too bad i never saw if they had a good sail barge or sarlacc that at least somewhat matched the scale
...aaaand while looking up that pic i found this
how have i not heard about these?
a scale sized skiff and really detailed figs with 10 articulation points?!
what set did this come from?!?!
the fucking old ones are better than the new ones
i wanna get the little figs so bad
i saw 10 rebel pilots for 10$ on ebay
the rest is insane
shit the old ones are even articulated
point me in the right direction for these
They had a sail barge but it was way out of scale with the rest of them. It came with a Jabba figure that seems to be the same scale as the action fleet figures though.
Hasbro actually put out good figures maybe 5-10 years ago. Even better than their shitty black series.
>tfw lego minifigs now have better articulation
The articulated ones are the action fleet. Larger scale than the OG micro machines, and they were around $10-15 per vehicle IIRC. The vehicles actually came with 1-2 figures and a stand too.
>i saw 10 rebel pilots for 10$ on ebay
All I want is for troop-builder packs to make a comeback, I will buy every fucking one to do pic related.
I fuckin love them. I played with the original sets when i was a kid.
I had this one and the Action Fleet Death Star set. I miss my Death Star beyond words. This one, not as much. But mostly just because the figures included kinda sucked.
Well they do still exist. They just aren't as good anymore.
Back when Episode I was coming out they did a three-way toy line between Taco Bell, KFC, and Pizza Hut. Each restaurant got toys from one of the three main planets, and Taco Bell got Tatooine, so they had a few different Watto toys and a collectible cup topper.
So are the Titanium Series ships the same size as Action Fleet? I never had any Action Fleet ships, but I have a good dozen or so of the Titaniums and many of them seem to be even the same mold as some of the Action Fleet ships I've seen in pictures, just without minifigures.
Is it just me or are the old 90s Star Wars Micro Machines much better painted and even the plastic looks nicer?
Honestly, the old ones don't have as crisp a sculpt. Are all made from the same plastic then painted and thus have the potential to rub off, especially on all the edges.
I wish the newer ones weren't so light on the paint apps, but nothing a custom paint wash and a steady hand can't fix.
This is all going off 15+ year old memories, but sorta? I got one of the new multi packs and while the TIEs only had a little bowing in the wings, the x-wings were some pretty sad stuff, all the lasers and wings were warped to hell and back. I had maybe a half a dozen of the original x-wings and I only remember one of them having any warping at all. The y-wings and a-wings were practically bricks.
The actual paint on the new ones I've handled is actually decent though. Maybe not as nice as the 90's stuff, but it's alright considering how small they are. Some paint like the grey-on-black for the TIE's cockpit is actually impressive, it's so clean.
>on ventalator because of shitty lung pnemonia.
>was wide awake most of the time for part of the time.
>played with those star wars micro machines on the shitty dinner platform tables hospitals had while my mother read star wars stuff to me.
>docs didnt know if i would be able to breath again.
>proved them wrong.
>recently found a old micro machines stormtrooper in a box in my room.
I found a buncha old ones in a bag at a thrift store last year.
Then I saw these new ones and they just looked cheaper, almost like bootlegs with the plastic not looking right.
Not to mention ones I had dug out. Hell. I knocked over a bunch I had in a shallow bin while cleaning my room over Christmas. Actually had my Star Trek and Star Wars ones together.
The Action Fleet was my absolute favorite toy line for a long time. I collected them while the special editions were in theaters and only stopped after Episode I and was so let down by it.
I wish I still had the Tie Interceptor.
good for you, anon
i used to have reactive airway disease that got worse at night
(for a few years chocolate ice cream triggered it)
the breathing apparatus i had kinda looked like buzz's spaceship in toy story lol
My Brother and I had almost all the action fleet stuff as a kid. We didn't have a lot of money so we collected Action Fleet as a cheap way to get both the figures and the ships and because at that scale your bed was the perfect sized Star Destroyer. What was awesome was they made Starship Troopers stuff at the same scale so we had a bunch of bugs and War Planets to fight everybody. I also remember when the Episode 1 shit went on super clearance I was able to get all of the deluxe playsets for 20 bucks.
the only thing i dont really like about action fleets is the inaccuarcy in the scaling. Like, the AT-AT is waaaay to tiny and the Snow Speeder WAAAY to big.
also the Millenium falcon is supposed to be way bigger than the x-wing.
Goddam we'll never get anything like this for the force awakens
It doesnt help that the movie movie didnt really produce any interesting new designs. The x wings were just recycled mcquarrie designs
the prequels were terrible films but they had some interesting designs. TFA feels kind of like a budget star wars imitation next to it and the original trilogy. I mean i enjoyed the movie, characters and story were alright but visually it felt pretty lacking. There was nothing memorable about any of the planets either. and i mean sure previously we just had desert planet, ice planet, forest planet, but they all had quirks that made them feel different/more alien. That planet luke was on at the end of TFA was obviously just some place in Ireland or somewhere, i wouldnt be surprised to see hikers in the background
Well I hate to burst your bubble but the diecast Titanium ships (which are a totally different thing, mind you) are like 5 bucks a pop so no, you wouldn't pay 60 bucks for over 20 of them either.
I wish I had a soft spot for them, but the minis are often painted so poorly, or the ships have warped plastic that it really takes away from the coolness factor. I understand they are tiny, so maybe expecting better is a waste of time. As it stands, I don't have the urge to buy any.
All I want is a Kylo Ren Command Shuttle that isn't grey for no reason and maybe also I can open the cockpit and stick a tiny Kylo Ren and some troopers inside. Even the Lego set doesn't get the colors or the wings right.
>>Action Fleet as a cheap way to get both the figures and the ships and because at that scale your bed was the perfect sized Star Destroyer
and the pillows became the bridge tower, holy shit are you me?
Hah. I'm assuming you know of course that under the bed was naturally the hanger.
Also did anybody get any of these? The bugs were the hypest shit to play with, with the Star Wars Action Fleet stuff. I also remember Transmetal Beast Wars toys being fucking terrifying at that scale.
This things were easy to get hooked to back in the day.
It's a pity the Star Wars Transformers ranged from Average to yuck.
Only transformed it once just cuz, ARC Troopers gunship is best Lucasformer.
where the hell was that? It looks rad
>never picked up any of these when they were in stores
I got it at TRU back when they were new, I almost got the Venator cuz I'm into capital ships but it didn't feel worth it in the end.
I got the Titanium series version for a steal (not literally heh).
tfw i have ALL action fleets and playsets in the basement, but really, REALLY dusty and even with tons of dead spiders in it. not kidding.
but this thread makes me want to clean them up. but ewww.. the spiders, man..
How much we talking, because I'm not him but have a very large collection also collecting spiders in a dusty basement. Have a ton of the Micro Machines and a decent amount of action fleet (mostly based around the hoth playset and death star set)