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The Force Awakens / Re: Toy Fair 2016
« on: February 9, 2016, 06:04 PM »
The small presence is for the sites... I'm sure in the important meetings, with retailers/buyers, things are different.  They always are.  But just as they go to USA Today when they really want publicity, they also know giving too much to the collector sites is sort of a hodgepodge of "publicity" (some good, and some [most] bad), and not worth their time to do it.

You'll get a lot of lips on ******** this time of year, but in a week it's back to the same ole same ole.  Why bother with the small audiences when you can just give it to USA Today, who are ecstatic to take it, and promote it to a vastly larger (and less biased) audience? 

The "small presence" thing is likely to continue for a long while I'd imagine.

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: February 8, 2016, 05:39 PM »
And not worth $9.99. :P

I'm still bumming over that thing...  Just a miserable piece.  That whole line of vehicles bummed me out.  They did much better on TFA's lineup IMO, but had a lot of potential with the Rebels vehicles.

I find the TIE ok from the line, but not amazing. 

People who want a TIE Fighter should just buy the POTF2 version...  Looks about scaled right, and features the printed solar panels, etc.  I see a lot of demand for one.  Color's off, but that's not unheard of on all their TIE Fighters ultimately.

I was pondering picking up one and repainting it actually.  It'd make a nice precursor TIE, now that "small wing" TIE's are a thing.

I've lol'd at everyone complaining about that.  The figure is perfect imo.  It's among my favs in a while.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Shamrock Shake Lovers Unite!
« on: February 5, 2016, 09:55 PM »
I'm not a big mint fan so I hate them but I always alert my coworkers.  One in particular loves them.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Shamrock Shake Lovers Unite!
« on: February 5, 2016, 02:40 AM »
I've heard that's kinda their thing...  run short-run things here and there, can them, something else replaces it...  I dunno.  I loved Oreo frappes and then they took them away.  I felt like they stole a bit of my soul that day.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Shamrock Shake Lovers Unite!
« on: February 4, 2016, 07:53 PM »
Back tonight (I like frappes) and the order window had a sign that said, "Shake machine is down.  No shake products available".

I expected a rampaging mob.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: February 4, 2016, 06:34 PM »
That's a lotta pemmican.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: TV Funny Man Dave Coulier...ALIVE!
« on: February 4, 2016, 03:55 PM »
I'm thinking it is a hologram like that Michael Jackson thing.  An elaborate prank by Chappelle!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Shamrock Shake Lovers Unite!
« on: February 4, 2016, 03:53 PM »
They're out up here my way Bill.  As of yesterday.

WM has third-party sales on its site I know...  They were showing up via those people right away for more as they sold out pretty quickly via Wal-Mart itself.  Not sure what to make of this.  Wouldn't be shocked if they jacked prices up based on sales rates though.  Target and TRU have been known to spike prices.  What's really weird though, is these are parts of an assortment and yet all the prices are different.  Like, very different.  ???

My local Wally has only a lone Han and a lone Finn. :(

The other one up the road has 2 Hans, 2 Lukes, 1 Finn.

Finn is a really nice figure.  It's a shame he's getting the shaft.

The Force Awakens / Re: Toy Fair 2016
« on: February 2, 2016, 09:20 PM »
Meh, I'll live.  I want Luke, but Leia's take it or leave it to me.  Luke would be only thing I'm disappointed about, maybe.  But at the same time who knows what they have planned before then too.  Lotta time to September, assuming the release schedules stick for these new films.

The Force Awakens / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: February 2, 2016, 09:06 PM »
Nice actually.  Hey they're creeping it back up.

Again, I'd drop $10-per if they'd get back to 07 levels of articulation...  Some get, some don't.  Most get at least extra elbow/wrist or knee, or even angle-cut elbows, wrists, and ball jointed knees and leaving it at that.

I'm ok without waist or ankle articulation if ankles/feet are sculpted flat, and I'd think a single-piece PVC torso with a ball jointed head is easier/cheaper to make.

I just want better than we've had.  SA is nice, but it's never been a necessity to me on anything but the mainest of the mains, and Stormies.

At shows, I still buy the 06 DSG, AT-AT Driver, etc.  They're great figures.  Simple, have nice features and accessories, and they're really not SA, but they're nicely poseable.  They can sit, stand, "walk", hold a weapon 2-handed...  That's all ya really need.  :)

The Force Awakens / Re: Toy Fair 2016
« on: February 2, 2016, 09:03 PM »
Toy Ark had some interesting things revealed on their forums...  3.75" figures, 6" figures, an AT-AT with a pop-up nerf feature ala the Falcon (smaller than the BFATAT), and a TIE Fighter that may or may not be akin to the ones previewed in Season 2 of Star Wars: Rebels...  Kinda bent wings.

Seems interesting.  Assuming we still won't get good 3.75" figures outside of an exclusive line, if at all, but overall sounds like a neat group of toys being shown.  I'm kind of surprised they have anything for this at TF at all.

I wasn't able to go to TF this year either due to some things that have come up for me too.  *shrugs*

Would like to get back to the show next year maybe...  hopefully. :(

Saw the comments on this on Disqust after posted it, and it's funny that all people could do was complain about stuff they can't even see, and bitch about TFA products they won't get.  Wow.  :-X

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: February 2, 2016, 08:40 PM »
I paid $125 for my R2 and it's as minty mint as minty mint gets.  Crystal clear bubble, no yellowing on figure or bubble, unpunched...  Only carded figure I own.   :-\

The Force Awakens / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: February 2, 2016, 12:51 AM »
Anxious for the 2-pack of aliens and the furry dude.  Love alien randomness of any articulation style.

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