Weekend Toy Run: Entertainment Earth 4-Inch Action Figure Stands (25 for $6)

With Black Friday approaching, I’ve been getting ready for deals on action figures. So I was psyched to see that Entertainment Earth is running a pre-Black Friday sale. While I was less than enthused by the offerings in the action figure category – less than a dozen in total from Bandai (1), Bif Bang Pow! (7), DC Collectibles (2), and Jazwares (1) – something in the sale did catch my attention. They have stands for 4-inch action figures on sale – 25 stands for $6.

From time to time I get questions from readers on where to find stands. Back in the day, McFarlane sold them online, but stopped several years back. Pro Tech stands have been the de facto stand-in, but start at 44 cents a pop, although they get cheaper in big quantities. But at 24 cents a stand, the EE deal is pretty damn good; the cheapest the Pro Tech stands get are 33 cents each, but you have to buy over 500!

EE has got five color options – clear, white, tan gray, and black. These should work with all your Hasbro 4-inchers – G.I. JOEs, Marvel Universe, Star Wars, and Indiana Jones (although I don’t know many who have these) – and 4-inchers from other lines, like Playmates Star Trek figures.

Hopefully we’ll see some better deals as the week progresses, but for now, cheap stands are a decent start. Happy shopping!

Border Patrol: Mortal Kombat 6-Inch Ninjas by Jinzin

I still remember that San Diego Comic-Con years ago when Jazwares had first acquired the Mortal Kombat license – I got the Sub-Zero exclusive and was so let down. I often think about customizing some figures, but that time has passed for me. Here’s a set of Mortal Kombat ninjas from Jinzin, using DC Universe Classics as base figures.

  • Mortal Kombat Sub Zero by Jinzin – one of the original ninjas, this look is based on Sub-Zero’s appearance in the first Mortal Kombat game – ends Apr 12, 2014 17:47:30 PDT
  • Mortal Kombat Scorpion by Jinzin – also from the first Mortal Kombat, Scorpion was just a palette change from Sub-Zero, but still had the awesome GET OVER HERE spear attack – ends Apr 12, 2014 17:43:56 PDT
  • Mortal Kombat Smoke by Jinzin – one of the additions after Boon and Tobias realized people loved ninjas – Smoke is in his Shaolin Monks look – ends Apr 12, 2014 17:52:44 PDT

In AFP’s Border Patrol, we scour active eBay auctions for customized action figures that you won’t want to let slip by!

Custom action figure fans, stay tuned for CustomCon 37, which starts April 21 at Raving Toy Maniac.

Check Out the Sale at Luke’s Toy Store for Minimates and More – This Week Only

Our friend Luke is running a sale this week at Luke’s Toy Store, and even if you’re not a die-hard fan of Minimates, there is probably something there you’ll want. The sale covers all merchandise and it’s 10% off any order over $50. Of course, Luke got his start on Minimates, and there’s a fair amount of them that are great deals even without the 10% off extra. For example, the first and second Alpha Flight Minimates box sets are on sale for just $6 each. There’s lots of deals across the Diamond Select Toys Minimates brands.

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Weekend Toy Run: Jazwares Minecraft Core Figures 15% Off at Toys R Us

If you or one of your fellow toy fans are into Minecraft, there’s a great deal to be had at Toys R Us, either online or in the stores. For the next three days, TRU has a 15% off coupon code (SAVE15) for regularly priced toys. And luckily, ToysRUs.com has the best prices I’ve seen for the Jazwares Minecraft figures – that’s a rare occurrence for them.

Combine that with free shipping for orders over $49, and the deal is even sweeter. Happy crafting!

Border Patrol: Marvel Legends Age of Apocalypse Set, Masters of the Universe Classics Mosquitor Bootleg, Mortal Kombat Scorpion, and More

Marvel Legends Age of Apocalypse Set

Marvel Legends Age of Apocalypse Set by the_space_coyote – this massive set includes 17 figures, including ultra-popular characters like Blink, Morph, Nate Grey, and Sabretooth – bunch of more pics so click through! – ends Jul 10, 2013 17:52:41 PDT

In AFP’s Border Patrol, we scour active eBay auctions for customized action figures that you won’t want to let slip by!

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