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Episode 261 “Fullyposeable’s Banging Trash Cans”

Episode 261 “Fullyposeable’s Banging Trash Cans”

January 17, 2021

This week Scott and Jef go over their Toyspotting. Jeremy Padawer gives an update regarding Series 4 AEW Pictures. Jef pulls some stuff from the wrestling figs message boards. The boys have questions from Justin Summers, JT, Christopher Dean and story from Michael Grid. And the boys round it out with WWE Elite series 3.

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Episode 260 “Fullyposeable’s #Figlife Bumps”

Episode 260 “Fullyposeable’s #Figlife Bumps”

January 10, 2021

Jef and GBM sit down to announce the winner of the GBM giveaway. Jef talks about finding series 2 of the AEW figures along with other figures that have shown up. The boys have news coming in from Chella Toys, Nerds Clothing and something popping up on WWE Legends shop. The boys have questions from Derrick, JT and Justin Summers. And the boys round it out with WWE Mattel Elite series 2.

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#4 – Top 10 AEW Unrivaled figures of 2020

#4 - Top 10 AEW Unrivaled figures of 2020

January 3, 2021

          It’s that time a year. Everyone starts posting lists. There was some debate about what I should do for a year-round top ten list, but I think I came to the right conclusion.

          I don’t collect a lot of lines. I dabble in Elites, I keep up with micro brawlers, but other than those my main focus is AEW Unrivaled. So rather than mix and match, I’m going to rank the opening year of Unrivaled.

          It’s been a mixed year for fans of the AEW Unrivaled line. Ringside Collectibles sells these figures at a rapid pace, they’re snatched off shelves of Walmart before most people can even consider them, and in a lot of people’s cases they never even got to see them in stores at all. I’ve been fortunate enough to have spotted them in stores as well as get what I wanted off Ringside. It’s easily skyrocketed into my favorite toy lines despite the many issues.

          From my count there are 21 Unrivaled figures. I’m in possession of 18 of them, anything I don’t own I made sure to review photos of. Now, let’s get to that list!

 

  1. Kenny Omega – RSC Exclusive with Real Scale Ring

 

 

Why It Made The List: Out of the two Kenny Omega’s that have been released, this Kenny stands as the most accurate and toyetic. The neon green pops off the tights and the accurate hair edges out the main line release. There’s going to be much better Omega’s in 2021 I’m sure, but for now this is fabulous.

 

 

 

 

  1. Matt Jackson – Series 1

 

 

 

Why It Made The List: While I disliked Nick Jackson’s figure, Matt’s fits the complete package. Both have the same gear so that’s a win, but the face scan looks much more like Matt. He has his cocky little smirk, the likeness is there, and you can do the Bucks pose. It’s an amazing figure that I wish was matched by Nick.

 

 

 

  1. Chris Jericho – Series 1

 

 

 

Why It Made The List: This won’t be the last appearance of Jeircho on the list, but his first official mainline figure had to be included. The Painmaker is a Jericho persona that hadn’t been made as a figure before. The scarf, the jacket, the hat, the mean mug face scan. It’s an amazing figure that fits marvelously in any collection.

 

 

 

  1. Fenix – Series 2

 

 

 

Why It Made The List: I’m a sucker for masked wrestler toys. Fenix stands out looking so cool, add in the obscene detail that went into his tattoos makes it an easy choice for the top 10.

 

 

 

  1. Cody – Series 1

 

 

 

Why It Made The List: Sometimes capturing a moment in figure form can be as important as anything else. Who will ever forget the statement Cody made when he took the sledgehammer to the throne at the first Double or Nothing? It’s a classic AEW moment that deserved figure form.

 

 

 

  1. Blood Brothers two pack – RSC exclusive

 

 

Why It Made The List: A great figure isn’t always JUST about the figure, even though these are both amazing. With updated skin tones and the first major line of wrestling figures to feature blood in quite some time, these figures were bound to be amazing. Cody’s updated face scan goes a long way too. When you factor in the amazing box presentation it makes it a no brainer to be top five.

 

 

 

  1. Jon Moxley – Series 2

 

 

 

Why It Made The List: It was difficult not to put this in the top three. The attention to detail with the scar that he had during this match is so freaking cool. It’s also nice to have the AEW championship make its first appearance in a mainline figure.

 

 

 

  1. MJF – Series 2

 

 

 

Why It Made The List: Hands down, MJF has the best face scan of all the Unrivaled figures. It’s damn near flawless. Putting his scarf to drape over him as he holds the microphone to his mouth to let everyone know he’s better than them? Couldn’t be any better. I look forward to many, many more figures to come from him.

 

 

 

  1. Penta – Series 2

 

 

 

Why It Made The List: I told ya. I’m a sucker for masks. The deco hits on this figure are top shelf. From the attire, to the mask, to the hand sign, to the tongue sticking out, this could damn near be the figure of the year. It was a bit hard NOT to make it such. Such a marvelous figure and we’re only getting started with figures of Penta.

 

 

 

  1. A LITTLE BIT OF THE BUBBLY – Chris Jericho RSC exclusive

 

Why It Made The List: When a figure crosses off all the boxes of amazing scan, great accessories, representing a moment, and kills it with the packaging, how does one not give that the figure of the year? Bubbly ended up being the first release of the Unrivaled line and it remains the best to date. I don’t think I’ve ever opened a figure just to save the packaging. It served as a preview as to what Jazware will be capable of while wetting the appetite for more to come. With all three RSC exclusives making the list, I can’t wait to see what they provide in 2021.

 

 

Did I leave anything off the list that you think should have made it? Shocked that none of the chases made the list? Sound off on Twitter and let us know what you think!

 


Toying With Words is written by Corey Yuman

Corey has been a lifelong figure lover, short time “serious” collector. After attending Minnesota State University, Minnesota to pursue a creative writing degree, he’s since spent his time writing short stories, poetry, articles, and reviews. You can find more of his work on Instagram @thecoreyyumanlibrary where he nerds out about the books, movies, toys, games that he’s loving while using it as a platform to post poetry or on Twitter @coreyyuman.

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Episode 258 Fullyposeable’s 2020 Year in review”

Episode 258 Fullyposeable’s 2020 Year in review”

December 27, 2020

Scott starts the show on fire. He was not happy about Walmart cancelling his pre-order. Jef did get his Jason Wulf’s custom Road Warrior figures. The boys are hinting at the next giveaway. And the boys address them losing the PHPW tag title tournament. The boys have a listener segment with questions from Justin Summers and JT. And the boys round out their show with their 2020 top Ten and predictions for 2021.

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Episode 257 “A Fullyposeable Christmas”

Episode 257 “A Fullyposeable Christmas”

December 20, 2020

Scott starts out the show with some good news. The boys welcome their dad on to announce the winner of the five Ebay Gift cards. In the news, the boys talk about the next Microbrawler from Pro Wrestling Tees. The boys talk about Jazzware’s AEW series 3. And boy do the boys have a lot to say about the Riho figure. They also talk about the RSC exclusive Wrestlemania 12 Ultimate Warrior figure. The boys round it out with the listener segment.

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Episode 256 “Fullyposeable’s Stocking Stuffers”

Episode 256 “Fullyposeable’s Stocking Stuffers”

December 13, 2020

Scott and Jef talk about passing of Zeus. The boys talk about the customs from Jason Wulf and how quickly they sold out. Jef try’s a new Bang flavor. The boys talk about Super 7’s Transformers figures. The boys also talk about Pro Wrestling Tees Owen Hart Micro Brawlers. The boys also talk about their next giveaway. The boys round out the show with the listener segment.

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Episode 255 “Fullyposeable’s Bad Santa”

Episode 255 “Fullyposeable’s Bad Santa”

December 6, 2020

This week Ringskirts adds on to the Rick Martel talk from last week’s show. Scott is going toy hunting that involves some GI Joe’s from the 80’s. Scott and Jef talk about the recent passing of Pat Patterson. Scott has news from Boss Fight studios. Scott also has some news regarding some GI Joe repaints. Jef has news from Figures Toy Company, Junk dog shop and a new Target warning. And the boys round it out with the listener segment.

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Episode 254 “Fullyposeable’s Waddling to the Mics”

Episode 254 “Fullyposeable’s Waddling to the Mics”

November 29, 2020

This week Scott and Jef try a Bang that they have never tried before. They talk about their happiness and their heartbreak. Jef talks about his recent purchases. Scott has news regarding Super 7 and their Weird Science series. Jef does have news from the wrestling figure world including Nick Aldis’s Chella Toys figure. The boys do have questions from Michael Sugarman, Justin Summers and JT. And the boys round it with the Godfathers hat. Scott does give a solid farewell to the Undertaker character.

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#3: Rookie Mistakes With Autographed Figures

#3: Rookie Mistakes With Autographed Figures

NOVEMBER 24, 2020

          Prior to listening to Fully Poseable the idea of getting a Mint on Card (MOC) action figure autographed never even crossed my mind. I’d never been a huge autograph guy, especially in the sense of just getting someone to sign their name on a piece of paper. Yet, something happened as I first listened to Scott and Jef detail their adventures at conventions or recalling past memories of meet and greets. My brain started to roll into overdrive as I thought about all the missed opportunities I’d had where I could have gotten some autographs.

          The first opportunity I had I made sure to jump at the chance. As with anything, it came with some mistakes and situations that I had to learn from. So if you’re new to the autographed figure game then do yourself a favor and learn from a few of  the mistakes I made.

What Kind of Collector Are You?

            The best thing to figure out right away is exactly what kind of autograph collector are you going to be? Will you be a person that only wants to get an autograph yourself to make a memory or are you ok with purchasing autographs online or second hand?

There are many places such as Highspots, Figures Toy Company, Dark Parlor Originals, and many more that offer the option to purchase autographed action figures or Funko Pops that come with a Certificate of Authentication to assure what you’ve bought was signed by the person. Sometimes there are opportunities to buy them autographed straight from the wrestelrs.In a time where there are fewer chances to hit meet and greets or conventions, it’s an option there for people open to it.

            An example from my life, if a wrestler has a micro brawler, it’s always worth trying to see if that person is selling their brawler on their site or through social media. Colt Cabana, as of writing, has a two pack of brawlers for sale on his site. He signed both of mine, one I opened and one that I kept packaged up. I reached out to Brian Cage via Instagram to purchase his. I didn’t ask for it to be autographed, but it still came signed. I opened it, but I still kept his autograph.

            However, ordering online isn’t for everyone. There is a sect of the autograph community that wants to do the work themselves. They want to hand the figure to a wrestler they look up to, have that conversation with them, make that memory. There’s nothing that beats looking at a figure on your wall that you have autographed only to make it spark a memory of getting the figure signed or even the hunt you did to get the figure. Doing it in person makes it all the more special and personal.

            I’m a mix of both. I’d prefer to get in person autographs, but I’m also aware that my options are limited so in order to make my collection grow I’m ok with spending some money online.

Don’t Match Colors

           

            If there’s one rule to make sure to listen to, make it this one. CHOOSE YOUR PAINT PEN COLOR WELL! When I got my Retro Fest Honky Tonk Man signed, I thought it would be a great idea to use a purple paint pen. After all, the box is purple! It will look perfect. Unfortunately not. From a distance you can’t even tell there’s a signature on the box. It just blends it with it all. When you get close? Yeah, clear as day, a beautiful signature from Honky.

            One wants that sig to shine, one wants that sig to sparkle off the box. Doing too much matching just makes it feel like John Cena, you can’t see it.

 

 

Paint Pens

            Don’t use sharpies on figures. I’ll repeat that one more time don’t use sharpies on figures.

            Use POSCA paint pens, or any brand of paint pen over a sharpie. Over time a sharpie will fade away leaving you only a faint memory of your experience and autograph. Paint pens are superior in every single way, so just get familiar with them off the rip.

Know Your Pens

           

            I’ve heard the expression “playing paint pens” on the podcast once or twice before. It’s a true essential task, especially for anyone that hasn’t used them before. I suggest watching a Youtube tutorial or two if you’ve never used a paint pen as they aren’t as straightforward as one would think.

            It’s good to have a plastic trading card case to shake your pen up and write on to get working before you hand it over to get signed. It helps to make sure they’re working correctly and not running. I didn’t test out my white paint pen before Hacksaw Jim Duggan signed my Retro Fest in red, white, and blue. The white was a bit runny and bled into the blue below it. It didn’t ruin it, but it could have looked even better than it does.

 

Patience!

         

             You’ll want to practice patience when you finish getting a signature when using a paint pen. The paint pen doesn’t dry in an instant. I learned this the hard way after my first autograph experience. I had a Jake the Snake Funko Pop signed but was a little quick to toss it inside of my tote bag. This resulted in a bit of a smudge. It’s not noticeable from far away, but when you get close it’s easy to spot which always bums me out a bit.

           

            A safe carrying device is also essential. You don’t want to have to toss a bunch of autographed figures in one thing and risk them banging together or mixing paint on things. Make sure you have your protection with you because as we’ve been taught since middle school, using protection is always important.

 

Enjoy It!

            It’s easy to be at a convention only to get a little overwhelmed by all that’s going on or even get a little star struck when meeting someone. It’s an odd experience at first, this person you watched on TV for so many hours is now right in front of your face.

            Take the time to stop, breathe, and enjoy it. Tell them an anecdote that might make them smile, let them know how much you enjoy their work, and just be happy you’re there. I arrived at an indie show early, the signings hadn’t started yet. Honky Tonk Man and Baron Von Raschke were at their tables waiting for it to start. I could have been annoyed that I was standing under the beating sun waiting for an arbitrary start time when they were both right at their table, but I didn’t. I took the opportunity to just listen to two pro-wrestling legends talk shit and catch up. It was like listening to a podcast that no one else gets to hear. These experiences don’t happen for everyone super frequently, so just enjoy the little things. 

 

            I’m still learning, so if there’s anything I missed out on, feel free to hit me up at my Twitter to let me know!


Toying With Words is written by Corey Yuman

Corey has been a lifelong figure lover, short time “serious” collector. After attending Minnesota State University, Minnesota to pursue a creative writing degree, he’s since spent his time writing short stories, poetry, articles, and reviews. You can find more of his work on Instagram @thecoreyyumanlibrary where he nerds out about the books, movies, toys, games that he’s loving while using it as a platform to post poetry or on Twitter @coreyyuman.