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Other Collectibles / Re: Medicom 6" MAFEX Star Wars figures
« on: June 23, 2016, 08:44 PM »
MAFEX stuff is really masterpiece work...  Fwoosh does some nice 6" comparisons and it's kinda comical when side-by-sides are done of Hasbro stuff and the stuff like MAFEX and Bandai.

Even Bandai's kit figures are insane by comparison.  Wish they could do something other than masked.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: June 23, 2016, 07:11 PM »
LoLz.  Burn.

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Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: June 23, 2016, 12:59 AM »
Was just pondering on the Twitterverse...  I wonder if there's a TFA/Rogue One tie people are overlooking here.  :-X

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: June 22, 2016, 11:53 PM »
The battle was pretty epic...  Pretty standard military stuff for that kind of era, which was fun to see.  Films have covered that stuff ok (Kingdom of Heaven, Braveheart, etc.), but I felt like the Battle of the Bastards was a pretty a-typical medieval battle playing out.

The kid who played Rickon has to be peeved.

The end was nice, but how it plays out now with Littlefinger is interesting.  He's been a favorite character of mine.  Ever since Chaos is a Ladder...  My goodness is that one of the more epic sequences in the show.  And it's kind of fitting how that all unfolded.  The battle itself is chaos, and chaos affords opportunity, and luck, and Jon had both on his side.  He emerged from the chaos, climbing out of it...  and then it's the orchestrator of chaos, who comes, and takes the fullest advantage of it.

How that all comes together, it's just so emblematic of the show as a whole.  Same as Tyrion in a way, comes into his own.

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The Legacy Collection / Re: Willrow Hood
« on: June 22, 2016, 11:31 PM »
He wasn't "rare" here but he sold...  Steadily.  Far better than Yarna, and Naboo Guard guys.  IIRC TRU had the most Wilrows I ever saw, but never saw them between sales and such.

I never saw rows of them though, ever.  Almost every wave of Legacy stuff was a steady seller, did ok...  Not much lingered endlessly for my neck of the woods.   It's like everything else.  If one area got too much, it doomed other waves. 

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Dusty Trail Toys new "Wild West" Line
« on: June 22, 2016, 01:58 AM »
http://www.jedidefender.com/index.php?id=2121

Our own coverage of this story is up and features some details.  Paul's shared quite a bit with us and it's incredible really.  This is the kind of line I can really get into, and I think a lot of other collectors can as well.  The customizability alone intrigues me on it actually.  A mix/match style for some basic swaps is pretty interesting and would lend itself well to allowing collectors to easily make their own character with minimal effort.

Wish more lines were like this, quite frankly.  It only takes some standardization.

Hoping I didn't miss a detail there.  Wanted the story to be up tonight once Paul sent me the information. :)

It's awesome Paul, and I really hope it works for you.  I know this is something you've wanted for a long time and this transcends being just a line you think could be successful.  It's also something near to you, and I know I plan to help out once the Kickstarter campaign is set up!

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The Force Awakens / Re: Retail Prices/Sales/Discounts
« on: June 21, 2016, 04:43 PM »
It's as hit/miss as retail at this point Dave.  I got imp navy commanders from china once, one having 2 left feet the other 2 right...  It worked out obviously but I was lucky.  In general they're just overproduction and not rejects or mistakes.  Honestly I've never seen that except maybe the guy selling all the chipped Mickey droids for cheap.

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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Toy Rumors
« on: June 21, 2016, 04:40 PM »
Yup.  THAT is a playset.  A 6"x6" floor with a wall is a stand on steroids. :)  Once that is universally agreed upon we can have a more honest debate on the topic.

Hasbro does tons of things I don't like and won't do things I wish they would...  I get it though, on this one.

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Yeah I'm kind of shocked it's been this long.  It didn't seem like it.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Dusty Trail Toys new "Wild West" Line
« on: June 20, 2016, 01:36 AM »
My brother says the Sharps Rifle having a popup site on it is giving GIJ fans a boner.

This is apparently getting a butt-ton of press though Paul, congrats.  Gonna whip up something here for us tonight/later tomorrow.

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Oh yeah that's kinda what I thought you meant but then I was thinking of the bigger one in the older line for some reason I guess.  My confusion.

Yeah though, that thing's ass.

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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Toy Rumors
« on: June 20, 2016, 01:22 AM »
Hasbro made $ and didn't lose...  It's not like they're doing things wrong really, it's just a matter of whether you like it or not ya know?  They've always made things that didn't work and things that did, so I honestly don't see things changing much either.  It's also, as I've said before I know, uncharted waters not only for us but them.  A movie a year for Star Wars is very different than this line ever had to deal with.  Kinda weird to see what they may look at doing differently going forward.

Re: Twelfth Parsec, that sounds like an interesting story, and that this was an honest mistake... so thank you for the apology to Muftak, Anton.  No harm no foul.  I tend not to promote things unless I'm sure it's a legitimate dealio, especially on the front page.  Twelfth Parsec appears to be, but not all of these "garage kit" guys are and that can bite you in the ass IMO.

I think the future, if one is there for these playset/diorama display things, really only exists with these guys building stuff out of their garage for people in small runs.  And clearly they're priced where you either can afford it if you want it bad enough, or you just didn't want it that bad in the first place.  :-X

And the garage model kit world is like that too...  They're resin, they're usually pricey...  But if it's your bag, you'll pay it.

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What exactly is it?  I don't recall that one. ???

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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Toy Rumors
« on: June 18, 2016, 02:30 PM »
Yeah but that's like saying Dodge is missing out on selling 69 Charger replicas because you own a couple originals.  To make that, it'd cost X and they'd have to sell Y to be profitable...  Just because you are buying old ones and want them to do new ones doesn't mean that's a good idea for them, or that it's going to make them $ guaranteed.

It might, but making that DS is way different in 1978/79 than it is in 2016.

It's back to my original point that I want cool stands on steroids like Death Star halls you can stack and connect, but I'm one guy, and they need to sell to a lot of kids and others and simply don't feel that concept will work to that group.  It'll work to me/collectors...  We are an ever shrinking group though.  :-\

We are also kings of waiting on sales and clearances...  Playing a waiting game is an art with adult collectors. 

So while they're leaving your thousands on the table, the $ they feel they'd lose on investing in that product outweighs it I guess. 

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Dusty Trail Toys new "Wild West" Line
« on: June 17, 2016, 08:52 PM »
This is really exciting news Paul!  I'm anxious to learn more.  The era  is ripe for cool action figures I think.  I'll be home next week and talk more then!

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