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The Bullpen / Re: Captain America: Winter Soldier: The Toys!
« on: March 17, 2014, 10:18 AM »
I've seen the 6" wave 2 Cap, but that was it from the second wave. And that was at Target.

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series - 2014 Wave 2
« on: March 16, 2014, 08:30 PM »
The Anakin portrait that's on the body in the package looks great.  As for the other, Sith portrait?  Ugh.  It just doesn't look that good.  And some of the skirt in the packaged image looks like it's actually white.  I'm going to chalk that up to it being a promo shot and not an actual production sample.

It was communicated that the skirt is just a sample and that it will be colored correctly for the release.

Where?  Not in this thread.  Nor in the Jedi Insider posting.

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Who's found Fett so far?

He's available on Amazon for $14, but I haven't seen him anywhere.  I'm wondering if it's worth it to just pay double what he'd cost in the store to be done with it...



Don't do it.  I've only seen one so far, but it was at TRU.  They're out there.  Don't spend $14 on a $6 figure.

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The Bullpen / Re: Captain America: Winter Soldier: The Toys!
« on: March 16, 2014, 12:20 PM »
Dude, Spoiler Alert next time!
who exactly are you duding?

Probably me.  But the thing is that pretty much EVERYTHING I posted has been spoken about publically by Marvel Studios or is part of established Marvel Comics history.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A thread about concerts.
« on: March 12, 2014, 12:51 PM »
Caught Elvis Costello & The Impostors over the weekend.  Great show, but surprising, too.  I've always been struck by how thoughtful and eloquent Elvis Costello is offstage, and I thought he would talk a little bit between songs.  But Saturday night in Atlantic City?  Not at all!  He was all business, charging through his set with nary a break between songs except to change guitars a couple of times.  And his guitar playing was far more adventurous and aggressive than I've ever heard on a recording. 

He's actually playing locally tonight too, just outside of NYC, at the newly renovated Capital Theater.  But this time he's going to be backed up by The Roots!

Me?  Not going to be there.  Because I'll be checking out The Allman Brothers Band!  WOOHOO!!!

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series - 2014 Wave 2
« on: March 12, 2014, 10:00 AM »
The Anakin portrait that's on the body in the package looks great.  As for the other, Sith portrait?  Ugh.  It just doesn't look that good.  And some of the skirt in the packaged image looks like it's actually white.  I'm going to chalk that up to it being a promo shot and not an actual production sample.

Chewie looks awesome, albeit a bit strange in that pose.  It definitely looks like he's just too tall for the packaging.

As for the Clone?  It looks fine to me.  But figures like this Clone Trooper, the Stormtrooper and Sandtrooper all make me wonder how many repaints we're going to be in store for in this line.  This phase I Clone Trooper can potentially be repurposed for another 4 versions if you .  And when a phase II Clone comes along?  There are going to be loads of potential  repaints with those, too.  I get the feeling that this Clone is going to be like Pandora's box opening up.

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The kama on the Snowtrooper Commander seems like a step backwards.  But it's very likely that the move to a molded plastic kama from softgoods was dictated by cost considerations.

From the standpoint of versatility and articulation, I think that the new Dagobah Luke and Yoda are very significant steps forward from the OTC versions.  But I agree with Jeff, the OTC version of Luke in the handstand pose is pretty good for that particular scene.  This new version would be great for Luke doing his running and training through the Dagobah swamps.

It's good to see the reissues confirmed.  Especially Bastila.  She was so difficult for anyone to track down that such a reissue will at least help a few people.  Dak is still a little bit of a head scratcher, but I think that Hasbro will probably be shopping a Snowspeeder exclusive to some retailer for later this year, and they want Dak back on the market to complement that.  I still would've preferred a reissue of the VC68 - Echo Base Trooper, but hopefully Hasbro's hanging onto that one for another offering.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Captain America (Movie & Sequels)
« on: March 10, 2014, 10:27 AM »
As stoked as I was for the first one, this one looks even better, one of the first comics I ever bought was Captain America #303



While I don't think of Batroc as one of the bigger Cap enemies, he's in the lore.  I just want to know where Red Skull is going to pop up again

Wow.  That cover totally looks like some of John Byrne's work.  That really brings me back!  Then again, so does the partnership between Cap and Falcon, since the first Captain America comic book I ever got had him and Falcon partnered up and working for SHIELD.

The clip is pretty awesome.  It's cool to see how the movies continue to build up SHIELD.  The clips seem to make it seem like it's become a legit government agency.  And the inclusion of some familiar faces like Agent Sitwell who was also in Thor and Avengers provides a nice sense of continuity.  The lead agent from the Quinjet is evidently the guy who goes on to become Crossbones.

Other things?  Who's under the sheet is clearly a big question.  And the different shield that cap is carrying seems to be a point of curiosity.  I continue to think that this new shield is going to have something to do with the building materials for Ultron, especially since the word is that this is the film that leads directly to the events of Avengers - Age of Ultron.

Oh, and ScarJo?!?!  DAMN!  Just to be the guy she takes out with the Widow sting would be phenomenal.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Recent purchases
« on: March 8, 2014, 10:27 AM »
Finally scored Darth Plagueis, Vizam and Mace Windu thanks to a store visit.  Not overly enthused that it was the Disney store and they're charging $10.95 per figure, but it's much more preferable to places like Walgreens at $12.95 per figure, or the ridiculous prices that are being charged online for a figure like Plagueis.

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The Bullpen / Re: Captain America: Winter Soldier: The Toys!
« on: March 7, 2014, 09:37 AM »
I get the feeling that one of the shields, and it's Vibranium alloy composition, might be linked to Avengers - Age of Ultron.  The clips do show the Winter Soldier catching Cap's shield.  Does something happen to the original shield, perhaps?

Also, while Ultron was supposed to have been made from Adamantium, I get the feeling that along with the rights to the X-Men films, Fox also has the rights to Adamantium.  With that in mind I suspect that Ultron will very likely be made from Vibranium instead.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Captain America (Movie & Sequels)
« on: March 7, 2014, 09:31 AM »
I just want to know where Red Skull is going to pop up again

I saw a rumor floating around that pertains to the Red Skull.  I personally think that it may have just been fanboy theorizing, but one such theory put forth that Robert Redford's character, Alexander Pearce, is actually the Red Skull in disguise.  However I think the theory is flawed since it seemed to be linked to the inclusion of the Red Skull in the action figure line.


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The Bullpen / Re: Captain America: Winter Soldier: The Toys!
« on: March 6, 2014, 08:35 PM »
I saw the new Cap today from the 6" figure line.  One thing I noticed with this figure along with the 3.75" figure is the different shield.  That does seem to be a potentially significant plot point.  I guess we'll learn more in a month when the movie comes out!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Captain America (Movie & Sequels)
« on: March 6, 2014, 08:33 PM »
A fairly lengthy clip has been posted on YouTube.  And it turns out that another character from the Captain America comics has made his way into the new movie.  MMA and UFC fans will instantly know Georges St-Pierre, but may not be completely familiar with the character he's playing.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Toys R Us (Or: Die, Dinosaur, Die!)
« on: March 4, 2014, 09:21 PM »
It looks like the 2013 Holiday season was not such a good one for TRU.  Ailing Toys R Us to lay off nearly 200 employees.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: March 2, 2014, 08:29 PM »
Yeah I tried to watch it because I like hbo shows and try to check them out but it was just not my thing.  I'm sure others love it.  Oh well.

I did too.  HBO's got such a great track record with their original series.  But I think Girls is just geared towards this Millenial audience that I simply don't identify with.

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