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If anyone has the dark red arm C-3PO 6" variant, I would love to trade a Walmart exclusive 6" Scarif Stormtrooper for it straight up. PM me if interested!  :)

Looks like a 6" Baze and Chirrut are coming...saw boxed and loose photos out of NYCC tonight. Not too shabby.

Rogue One / Rogue One "FORCE FRIDAY" Official Thread...
« on: September 29, 2016, 01:15 PM »
Hope I'm not overstepping here but I thought it would be good to get a nice central thread going for any amusing anecdotes/tales of terror from tonight, as well as interesting or noteworthy finds, discounts, etc. Also feel free to post your plans for tonight as it's always interesting to hear what other peeps are doing.

I had originally planned to get together with two other friends who are both collectors, but it sounds like we are likely bailing on that plan now due to a combination of family obligations/weather/sickness/etc. Not to mention a sort of general malaise. The only thing I really want that I'm not confident I can find tomorrow is the TRU 6" Hovertank Pilot. But it's not worth waiting 3+ hours in the rain just to find out they sold out in the first 5 minutes or never got them in the first place.

So my new plan is to maybe hit up a closeby Walmart tonight and maybe pick up the Imperial Speeder if I see it on the off-chance that Target doesn't carry this out of the gate. Then wake up early and hit a few Targets on the way in to work to use both of those coupons on the A-Wing, more 6" stuff, Rebels Season 2 DVD, etc.

I am thinking seriously about placing a big order on too, since their current sale prices match the after-coupon price per figure I would be paying at Target. Just irked that they don't have the Hovertank Pilot up on the site yet, the way the Snowtrooper guy was available for preorder for last year's FF.

I do expect more than a few "ripples in the Force" coming up too. Targets around here have showed zero signs of prepping so far, and I find it a little hard to believe they will all magically have their aisles reset by 8am tomorrow when the doors open with all the new stuff on display. Just like I find it hard to believe that at 12:01am every Walmart computer will update instantly to allow the proper ring-up, pricing and sale of the new stuff. I foresee many possible checkout line frustrations...

Oh, and for the record, I am hoping to pick up all of the following: new 6" wave, A-Wing, Rebels Imperial Speeder x2, an extra Sabine, the Titanium Helmet 2-pk with Sabine's dome, and maybe the 12" animatronic Kanan, although that one smells destined for clearance already to me.

JD Sports Forum! / NFL 2016-17
« on: September 9, 2016, 08:26 AM »
Hey, football's back!  :D

Good game last night.

Jesse's Steelers vs my 'Skins Monday night.  :)

Anyone else excited?

Not sure if this merits a separate thread so please feel free to merge. I watched all the deleted scenes last night...surprised there were not more footage in there, I had heard they cut out a lot.

The scene with Finn and the villager would have been good to keep in there since it was so short and does serve to further underscore Finn's abrupt conversion from soldier to sympathizer.

The message from Jakku scene did seem superfluous although it does provide at least a little plausible backstory for how Poe got away.

I liked the X-wings hitting light speed because of Parkman's, er...Snap wexley's one liner "is there any other speed?"  :D

I loved Kylo searching the Falcon, if only for the gratuitous Snowtrooper shots and his demonstration of yet another heretofore unseen power of the Force - psychometry. Interesting how this kid is able to do all these wondrous thing with the Force that no Sith Lord has ever pulled off before, not even Bane or Vader.

Really happy they pulled the snow speeder chase because that whole segment looked like crap I thought. Really bad CGI. Cool to see that this toy actually existed in the film though.

Oh, and still not a single sign of Constable Zuvio anywhere. WTF?!?

New leaked pics of Poe, Phasma, and the Snowtrooper look tight.

But that Guavian Enforcer is ten tons of awesome sauce! I'm getting at least 3 of those guys. Badass.

JD Sports Forum! / NFL 2014-15
« on: September 4, 2014, 11:44 PM »
and here we go...

No Super Bowl hangover for Seattle apparently...they really took the Packers out behind the woodshed.

It really seemed apparent to me, at least in this game, why a mobile QB like Wilson is the way to go now over a guy like Rodgers. It's just a whole other dimension that facilitates so many creative options within the offense.

Welcome back NFL. Hoping for a good rebound year from my Skins and an even better year for my Fantasy Team.  :)

Star Wars Rebels / Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: August 27, 2014, 10:38 PM »
Let's fire this mother up!

I bought my first ever Rebels toy tonight...the 20" Ezra Bridger figure. Have been on the fence about the 20" scale, but after seeing this one in person I caved instantly. No sign of Kanan, but they did have the TIE FIghter Pilot, which was super badass. I stashed him away for later. (BTW, not so easy stashing away a 20" action figure)

Bring on the Rebels toys!


The Black Series 3.75" Figures / San Diego Comic Con 2014
« on: July 23, 2014, 08:18 AM »
Mods, please feel free to move or delete this if there is a duplicate thread out there...I looked for one but couldn't find it any of the the usual forums.

Seems like a pretty low buzz for SDCC this year. I gues the past few years' disappointments have level set expectations somewhat.

What are you guys really hoping to see? Surprise 3&3/4" figs? Next 2 waves of 6" guys? Upcoming store exclusives?

I would really like to see about all of the 6" figures that have been rumored about for the past few months, including Bossk, C-3PO, etc. I know the TIE Pilot is going to be shown too.

That's pretty much it. There are a couple of pieces of information I would love to get confirmation on too though, namely, what is going on with the Anakin/Clone Trooper 6" wave that has been MIA all year, and can they please confirm plans to release the Ghost in the Rebels line?

JD Sports Forum! / NFL 2013-2014
« on: September 6, 2013, 09:04 AM »
Let's light this candle.  :D

Peyton Manning is pretty good.

Wes Welker should not be back there catching punts. (Good hands or not, in jury risk is too great)

You would not know Baltimore even had 2 starting safeties based on the # of times their names were called last night. Elam was practically invisible out there. They miss Ed Reed.

A lot of FF owners are putting in waiver claims for Julius Thomas this morning. Myself included.

Yay! Football is back!

Other Collectibles / 31" Darth Vader
« on: August 20, 2013, 09:28 PM »
Man, I had no idea where to post about this, it's such a bizarre yet awesome item, but doesn;t really fit into a defined category.

But I finally saw the new JAKKS Pacific 31" Vader figure tonight at Walmart of all places, and damn that thing is impressive in person. I spent a long time on that aisle trying to figure out how I was going to be able to walk out without buying that, and after mentally rationalizing the price ("Hey, it's less than a dollar an inch!") and figuring out the biggest hurdle, where I would put it, I finally caved. For $29.97 it was just too hard to pass up. Seven points of articulation...

I heard a few snickers from people in the checkout line, but f em, this thing is crazy badass. Check it out!

Other Toy Lines / Pacific Rim Toys
« on: June 28, 2013, 09:22 AM »
Saw these at TRU yesterday for the first time and ended up picking up the lot. (Crimson Typhoon, Gipsy Danger, and Knifehead) They were only $15 a piece and I had a coupon for $5 off, so what the hell. I can always return them if buyer's remorse sets in, but so far I feel pretty damn good about the purchase. I don't think these will be sold many places and may disappear quickly. Plus I just think the movie looks all kinds of awesome.

Other Toy Lines / World War Z Action Figures
« on: June 20, 2013, 08:50 PM »

Looks like they have listings for 4 figures: Gerry Lane, Paramedic Zombie, Special Forces Zombie, and Civilian Zombie. I guess they are from Jazwares?

I can't say I'm overly impressed but am enjoying the book so if I can find them at retail, probably TRU I am guessing, I may be down.

JD Sports Forum! / NFL Offseason 2013
« on: April 26, 2013, 09:01 AM »
No draftniks in here?

Slow night for Skins fans, with no picks until #51, but interesting nonetheless. Only 1 QB taken and no RB's...odd year. Looks like some good depth falling to the 2nd round too.

I have to admit I love seeing that Teo douchenozzle getting nary a sniff from about 30 different teams. I'm sure someone will take him tonight, but refreshing to see people ignore the hype early on at least.

Who's getting the Honey Badger? From his rap sheet, seems like a perfect fit for the Cowboys.  :P

Other Toy Lines / Prometheus Figures
« on: October 24, 2012, 09:14 AM »
Saw new Prometheus figures at TRU yesterday courtesy of NECA. They had the "flight suit" alien dude and un-suited alien dude. Those appeared to be the only two. These looked pretty cool, but didn't seem to have a lot of play features. Which I guess makes sense as these are probably not aimed at kids.

Not sure about the scale, 10" maybe? I am horrible at guesstimating dimensions, so I could be way off there.

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