Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
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Bagheera

In Reply To
AndrewMTC

Subj: You're missing my point. So let me spell it out clearly and succinctly:
Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 at 06:59:13 pm EDT
Reply Subj: Re: To be fair...
Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 at 07:53:34 pm EDT

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> ...I do own a few figures. Like the Marvel Legends Black Panther (based off the Priest/Velluto/Almond version of T'Challa).
>
> And I have several of the Battlestar Galactica Titanium ships.
>
> So while, honestly, I do consider those of you who continue to buy multitudes of action figures a bit ... odd ... well, I'm not entirely safe from scrutiny, myself.
>
> But what struck me as hilarious was the fact that here's a guy who's clearly writing an intelligent post and stating a concern that the animated Black Panther series will, more than likely, be dumbed down (and/or based off the wretched Hudlin series) ... and then this same gentleman wants to know if action figures will be available from said series.
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> C'mon. No one else found that funny?
>
No. I don't really see the disconnect between intelligence and action figures. If someone gives a really cool speech about his concern over the performance of a nice new sports car, but says he'd love to have a model of it on his shelf regardless, would you find that funny?

And let us not forget we are talking about a CARTOON. That is a medium no less inherently "juvenile" (not that I find either one *necessarily* so, in every given circumstance) than the action figure. Not to mention it is based on a comic book superhero, a.k.a. the prototypical expression of adolescent male power fantasies.


[For the record, I am not one of those people -not that there's anything wrong with that- who has shelves of mint-in-box collector's items or anything...but I do enjoy well-made 3D representations of characters I enjoy in various 2D media like comics - as do you, it seems (though I'm sure I own more than you, no doubt). But there are certainly more important, and intellectually fulfilling, things in life. I doubt anyone would argue that action figures are the pinnacle of human artistic expression.]
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> > > Nope, I don't have any kids. I was speaking for myself. If action figures of the Black Panther cartoon do get made, and they look decent, I will collect them.
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> > > I am not ashamed of being a grown man who collects action figures.
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> > What a loser! And I bet you read comic books and watch cartoons, too.
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> > .
> > .
> > oops.
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> > (fyi, AndrewMTC loves all of the above. I'd be all over some good BP figures.)
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> >
> > Check it out: Shu and I (and FLCL) teamed up!
> >


Check it out: Shu and I (and FLCL) teamed up!


"I think this new TV show is going to suck."

"Boy, I sure hope they make action figures from that show!"

The End.

*taking a bow*

Plus... Yeah, the whole action figure collector mentality does seem a bit (admit it, admit it, admit it...) juvenile to me. Much moreso than an interest in animation and comicbooks, which is really seen as somewhat acceptable in this day and age. Again, IMO.

PS - Darius, please don't think I'm picking on you as I agreed with 99% of what you typed in your post. I just felt your last statement almost read as a comedic punchline. Of sorts. (What can I say? I have a very bizarre and often cynical sense of humor...)

> > ...I do own a few figures. Like the Marvel Legends Black Panther (based off the Priest/Velluto/Almond version of T'Challa).
> >
> > And I have several of the Battlestar Galactica Titanium ships.
> >
> > So while, honestly, I do consider those of you who continue to buy multitudes of action figures a bit ... odd ... well, I'm not entirely safe from scrutiny, myself.
> >
> > But what struck me as hilarious was the fact that here's a guy who's clearly writing an intelligent post and stating a concern that the animated Black Panther series will, more than likely, be dumbed down (and/or based off the wretched Hudlin series) ... and then this same gentleman wants to know if action figures will be available from said series.
> >
> > C'mon. No one else found that funny?
> >
> No. I don't really see the disconnect between intelligence and action figures. If someone gives a really cool speech about his concern over the performance of a nice new sports car, but says he'd love to have a model of it on his shelf regardless, would you find that funny?
>
> And let us not forget we are talking about a CARTOON. That is a medium no less inherently "juvenile" (not that I find either one *necessarily* so, in every given circumstance) than the action figure. Not to mention it is based on a comic book superhero, a.k.a. the prototypical expression of adolescent male power fantasies.
>
>
> [For the record, I am not one of those people -not that there's anything wrong with that- who has shelves of mint-in-box collector's items or anything...but I do enjoy well-made 3D representations of characters I enjoy in various 2D media like comics - as do you, it seems (though I'm sure I own more than you, no doubt). But there are certainly more important, and intellectually fulfilling, things in life. I doubt anyone would argue that action figures are the pinnacle of human artistic expression.]
> >
> >
> > > > Nope, I don't have any kids. I was speaking for myself. If action figures of the Black Panther cartoon do get made, and they look decent, I will collect them.
> > > >
> > > > I am not ashamed of being a grown man who collects action figures.
> > >
> > > What a loser! And I bet you read comic books and watch cartoons, too.
> > > .
> > > .
> > > .
> > > oops.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > (fyi, AndrewMTC loves all of the above. I'd be all over some good BP figures.)
> > >
> > >
> > > Check it out: Shu and I (and FLCL) teamed up!
> > >
>
>
> Check it out: Shu and I (and FLCL) teamed up!
>


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