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Messages - Jesse James

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My Ree Yees and Doallyn showed up...  They're pretty great, but I don't know what I'm supposed to feel about toys anymore.  I dig them but I just have maybe too much other junk in life going on and can't be bothered to care like I used to?

I do care though, and want more stuff, I just don't feel new toy euphoria often anymore I guess.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Dream Toylines
« on: September 15, 2014, 11:57 PM »
I have no clue what the hell that is, but the scale sounds about right so I'm in on it probably.

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels Hero Series X-Wing
« on: September 15, 2014, 08:25 PM »
Saw these at K-Mart tonight which surprised me given there's no shelf space for them in that last reset.  Another reset may be afoot there.

I also utilized some TRU coupons this past weekend and picked one up for myself.  $15 off was nice.

So far, largely my thoughts are the same.  There is as much good as bad to this toy that was ultimately 100% not made for us, so to find such a good level of "This can work" for us is a miracle.  Considering basically Hasbro told everyone at Toy Fair to not get their panties in a wad because it's got nothing to do with collectors, it kinda is funny everyone's panties were in a wad.  I wasn't even there and got the memo.

That said, customizers can definitely have a field day with it.  Next to figures, that's how to enjoy this thing because it really impresses.  It lets you know just how massive a ship it is.  And how tiny things like the Snowspeeder were/are by comparison.  That's where the value is to this.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: September 15, 2014, 08:21 PM »
I'm not a fan of the chest burster either, but the facehugger's nifty.  The Microman Aliens actually have a wrapped up Facehugger available that's more realistic though so I may not buy Kane ultimately.  The new Hiya Toys have a realistic Facehugger running too...  That thing may be the scariest aspect of aliens.

The Ripley in Space Suit I may nab.  She'll look cool with the Kane figure.  Wish I had the others that were at SDCC.  The color variety looks good, and that figure (articulation aside) looks sharp just chilling with Star Wars guys for some reason.

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I saw that last week I think and lold at Chewbacca's growl...  The lack of music does kind of make the scene weird when you think about it.  There's no band playing for the ceremony.  Maybe someone had a boom box.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: September 12, 2014, 11:32 PM »
Eh...  Meh.

(As I secretly spank it to the photo.)

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One of the best, campiest Bond villains, hands down.

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Star Wars Ships and Vehicles / Re: 6" Scale AT-ST
« on: September 10, 2014, 03:13 PM »
Got to see some pics of this thanks to Jayson (no FB account for me) and wow that's a nice scratch-build.  The attention to detail is remarkable...  The AT-ST's models are deceptively intricate.  I'm curious if he's attempting any articulation on it though?  I assume not, judging by what I saw, save for perhaps the head turning.

Strength is the biggest obstacle...  having it stand under weight is always a challenge to be figured out on any scratch-build, but on walkers it's a bit more challenging I think.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 6
« on: September 10, 2014, 02:57 AM »
The Black Series Wave 6 sets of 6 are up for pre-order on Entertainment Earth.


Clicky to Go Order!

They're a nifty set of 6, and no retail hassle...  Been ages since I bought a toy in a store at this point, and I'm a happier collector for it thanks to little sets like this.

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels Hero Series X-Wing
« on: September 10, 2014, 01:45 AM »
If throwing a conniption over toys every other day, either because they're not what I want exactly, or they're not readily available to me, or because I think they cost too much, or I think they're painted poorly, or because I unfairly compare them to things no mass produced toy ever will (or did) compare to...  Then sure, I'll turn my collector card in.  Happily.  All day long.  I wouldn't want to be in that peer group, frankly.

I've been saying it on Twitter and I'll say it here...  The more you apply a little logic to things, the more happy about collecting you'll be.  It's a lot easier to see the positives that way.

I just wish Hasbro would now do a B-Wing and Y-Wing...  I'd be over the forest moon of Endor for that.

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels Hero Series X-Wing
« on: September 9, 2014, 09:23 PM »
You'd be surprised how easily it would be to spiff this up and make it look grimey, varying in color, but not using complex techniques...  Some watered down craft paint (black's and browns) after you tape off some body panels and change some grey shades with rattle can spraypaints and you're on your way to something pretty special.

Making it look pretty's really secondary though to my point...  All Star Wars ships come basically not pretty now.  They haven't done a good paintjob in eons on a vehicle.

I'm just saying, don't even paint it though if you aren't comfortable trying that...  Just use it as a backdrop to your pilot action figures so for once the figures don't look like they could just step into the cockpit or pull themselves up into it from the side.  ;D  Their Rebel Fighters almost all always looked comically small next to figures, even when they increased the ship's size. 

The guy's paintjob just highlights the diamond in the rough.

Modelers are already eying up the Falcon too...  I read recently that they think it may be a perfect match for some of the Fine Molds kits, just needing a little detail work and paint, and it's there as a nice companion bit.

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LEGO / Re: Lego becomes world's biggest toymaker
« on: September 9, 2014, 08:38 PM »
Lego's quality is pretty unmatched when you think about it.  There's just unlimited potential, and they have minimal investment outside of licensing and the odd new elements they create. 

Everything they do is adorable too...  It's hard to avoid Lego when you are so tempted to buy it just for the mini-figures even.  ::)

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels Hero Series X-Wing
« on: September 9, 2014, 08:35 PM »
Saw this over on www.Yakface.com (thanks Jayson) and I get a much more clear picture of what the ship's potential is.



Now, they just put out an exclusive TRU X-Wing that was $60 (now on clearance for $40), had an opening cockpit, and a droid socket...  It is at clearance everywhere I've seen and still not moving.  Given all that, I'd rather have the bigger one then, which at least doesn't look laughable with figures and a Hangar Sled next to it out of the box, and only needs a little help to make it something really impressive behind your Rebel Pilots on your display shelf.

I know there's this unbridled hate for this ship, but it's really a shame people don't look at it with a more positive light.  The thought of building this from the ground up was always daunting to me.  Now, I'm just ecstatic they've put out a solid base to work with.

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That's right, forgot the last guy was in those TRU sets.  ::)

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Man this is harder and harder, where the PT is concerned at least...

1 ) Clone Recruit Resculpt (Blue, Red, whatever, just as long as it improves that 2007 figure)
2 ) Jango Fett Resculpt (Weird, but I'd take an improved "ultimate" Jango, especially if they included thigh straps on the holsters.)
3 ) Toonbuck Toora
4 ) Cleig Lars (Removable leg?  Eh, why not?)
5 ) Rickshaw Droid
6 ) Pilot Padme Resculpt
7 ) Youngling Two Pack (Preferably humans)
8 ) Captain Typho Pilot Resculpt
9 ) Bairdon Jace

10) Young Boba Fett SA Resculpt (overdue)

At this point Young Boba resculpt is probably vastly more wanted than almost anyone on that list, for me.

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