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bluedragonbluedragon United StatesMember Posts: 505
edited March 2014 in Collecting
Hi,

like others, I have recently started collecting Super Heroes minifigures. At first I wasn't bothering with accessories but I just got Captain America and can't keep him away from the shield. My question is: do you keep the accessories with the minifigs in your collection? Thus far I was sticking to the BL inventories but now I'm not so sure...

Thanks!

Comments

  • veign06veign06 USAMember Posts: 137
    Lol I dont even understand...most of these have signature weapons/accessories...why would you not want them? Especially like Captain America, Thor, Loki...

    I could see it for ordinary minifigs that dont really need an accessory but these and some other themes, the accessories are half of what make them.
    Drmnez
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,481
    I prefer all my minifigs to have at least one accessory. It makes having them displayed far more interesting.
  • DoubleDDoubleD Oklahoma, USAMember Posts: 488
    If they come with a accessory I will keep it with them, super heros, starwars even just plain city minifigs. I mean what is a crook with out a crowbar
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,446
    ^I agree. I will even add accessories.
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,189
    What is Captain America without his shield? Thor without his hammer? Hawkeye without his bow. Wonder Women without her lasso? Wolverine without his claws? Incomplete if you ask me...

    Too many accessories can clutter the focus of the minifig, but some accessories are inseparable, literally concerning Thor.
    Drmnez
  • veign06veign06 USAMember Posts: 137
    edited March 2014
    Glad to see im not the only one. I dont really understand why people go by BL inventories anyways. It seems they just break everything down, so its not necessarily a complete minifig just b/c thats how BL lists it. Looks like they just list anything that actually attaches to the figure, not something thats held in its hand...since technically capes and hats/helmets are accessories as well. Most licensed minifigs are partially defined by their "accessories" anyways.
  • vwong19vwong19 San DiegoMember Posts: 1,189
    Bricklink also shows some accessories that I consider to be unneccessary (i.e. Iron Man transparent blue containers for each foot or Magneto with a round plate on his feet).
  • ChrisbstmChrisbstm USAMember Posts: 151
    I've been collecting the marvel extras to make The Maestros trophy room.
    DrLegOBrickDanGP
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,310
    veign06 said:

    Glad to see im not the only one. I dont really understand why people go by BL inventories anyways. It seems they just break everything down, so its not necessarily a complete minifig just b/c thats how BL lists it. Looks like they just list anything that actually attaches to the figure, not something thats held in its hand...since technically capes and hats/helmets are accessories as well. Most licensed minifigs are partially defined by their "accessories" anyways.

    It's because that is how a minifig is defined at bricklink. Hand held accessories are not part of the minifig on BL. You can of course display them with their accessories. But if you buy them, look at the picture to see what the minifig contains.
    Drmnez
  • DrmnezDrmnez USA, Planet earth Member Posts: 859
    If they came with accessories they will be with my mf. I wish more of the comic con figs came with accessories ie green arrow with a bow, black costume spidey with black webbing, but they come on a card so that would be a little strange.
  • bluedragonbluedragon United StatesMember Posts: 505
    There is something nice about looking at the minifigures all lined up without accessories, but I have to agree that in some cases the accessory is very important to complete the character. I will give it a go with accessories.

    To clarify, I was not asking whether to keep the accessories but rather if minifigs are better displayed with them. Thank you all for the responses.
  • dannyrwwdannyrww WisconsinMember Posts: 1,395
    Depends for the Super Heroes. Superman, Batman, Aquaman, Hulk, and Ironman could probably be okay without accessories (though some of them have nice accesories mind you). Now Thor, Wonderwoman, Hawkeye, Captain America...they need their accessories. Funny story: I wear a name badge at the school I teach at and have set it up so I can attach Minifgures to it (I teach history so I put on ones dealing with the topics I am teaching at any given time. On Thursday (Thorsday) I had Thor and he lost his hammer. I was in a panic and after school was over I looked all over for it. Turns out it was outside by the dumpster. Thor needs his hammer.
  • HokieJoe99HokieJoe99 Member Posts: 351
    ^It's a good thing nobody else could pick up his hammer, or you might have a sad Thor on your hands.
    carlqnerick906
  • dannyrwwdannyrww WisconsinMember Posts: 1,395
    Yeah one of my students noticed he lost it and said I should stick out his hand and it should come back.
    lordzarakYodaliciousBrickDancerFrictionPin
  • YodaliciousYodalicious DagobahMember Posts: 1,366
    ^ I would have given that student an A.
    dannyrww
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