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FTC pocket heroes!!!

Post by THE BATPHONE! » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:46 am

Now i know it has been quite a while since FTC announced these but I wanted to hear your opinions
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Re: FTC pocket heroes!!!

Post by SprangFan » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:51 am

Well, for starters I hope they look nothing like the Mego Pocket Heroes. The 8-inch line had a certain quirky charm but the little ones were just hideous.
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Re: FTC pocket heroes!!!

Post by AndyFish » Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:15 pm

Rare occasion where we disagree, the comic action heroes had some hideous ones; Batman, Wonder Woman, Spider Man but it had some great ones too; Robin, Shazam, Superman, Hulk, Captain America, despite the strange positioning of the hands and the bent legs. It also had the best play set in the exploding bridge set.

My money is on they’ll do exact duplicates and some new molds too.

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Re: FTC pocket heroes!!!

Post by John Mack » Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:27 pm

But what was with Robin having NO SLEEVES???! Always bothered me as a kid. And apparently still does as an adult lol :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: FTC pocket heroes!!!

Post by John Mack » Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:41 pm

Oh and their Batropes were cool although they were molded into that shape. Gotta love the big Batarang on them! And I remember these with straight legs too. Not sure when that happened in the line. Life started happening about that time.
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Re: FTC pocket heroes!!!

Post by Mike Mulitsch » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:15 pm

I have the exploding Bridge set with box, the art work is Neal Adams
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Re: FTC pocket heroes!!!

Post by rickkrefft » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:33 pm

I always hated the pocket heroes. Just so ugly, but the exploding bridge was a lot of fun. I wonder if the Funko Batmobile would fit on it if it were re-released? I would for sure buy the bridge set if it were compatible to Funko Batmobile, and if FTC put it out, and I’m sure they will. It was the most memorable piece in the entire line.

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Re: FTC pocket heroes!!!

Post by SprangFan » Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:00 am

Ha! Forgot Robin wore a "wife beater"!

I also forgot they came with that bizarre yellow block thingy (rock? Hay bale?) Presumably to help them stand up despite the "relieving himself in the woods" leg pose.

I found one of those yellow things in a junk box recently and couldn't for the life of me remember where it came from, so thanks for the pic. Interesting how younger Me apparently thought it was the only part worth saving. :lol:
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Re: FTC pocket heroes!!!

Post by Yellow Oval » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:53 am

My kid brother had a few of these and I saw them as really wrong from the get-go. Yes, Robin did need green sleeves, and yes, the legs were badly designed, but do I really have to say (and I'm not going to) what was WRONG with these things? Did they not have to pass some sort of commercial toy censor or something? :o
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Re: FTC pocket heroes!!!

Post by SprangFan » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:57 am

They definitely deserve a spot next to the infamous Batman squirt gun in the "What Were They Thinking?" Hall of Shame.

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Re: FTC pocket heroes!!!

Post by Keith Mayo » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:06 am

John Mack wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:27 pm
But what was with Robin having NO SLEEVES???! Always bothered me as a kid. And apparently still does as an adult lol :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
No sleeves was not the first thing about this figure that shocked me. 😁
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Re: FTC pocket heroes!!!

Post by TBolt » Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:23 am

the messed up part is Wonder Woman had the same arm pose, so what was she doing?
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