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The Bullpen / Marvel Legends
« on: March 24, 2004, 10:58 AM »
Surprisingly, I like the second wave of Hulk figures.  I think I'm going to buy them all except for the War Hulk.  I was opposed to the Mecha Hulk until I saw it in person.  Cool figure!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Shark almost attacks boy in Lake (Photo)
« on: March 21, 2004, 12:45 PM »
That's definitely a dolphin.  I've seen dolphins do that near the beach in Florida.  The first time I saw that happen, it scared the bejeesus out of me.  However, sharks do come into the surf, too.  There was video of a South African surfer who got himself bit on the hand a couple of years ago.  He got away, but he got bit while he was going over a swell, and there were a couple more sharks making their way in.  This guy was lucky to get away with his hand and his life!

JediMAC speaks the truth about the New Jersey case.  It was in 1916 in the area of Matawan, NJ.  The waterway where it happened it now known as the Shark River.  The shark(s) in question made their way pretty far from shore.  Check out the story on those attacks here.

Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: Animated Wave 3 (and beyond)?
« on: March 17, 2004, 11:55 AM »
I saw an animated Padme maquette is some site's Toy Fair coverage. I'd love to have a figure of it.

That was Gentle Giant offering that.  They also had an armored Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Middle Earth / Re: LOTR Trilogy Figures
« on: March 15, 2004, 04:06 PM »
I bought one.  I think the light-up Evenstar is cool, and she's got her sword.  On a similar subject, has anyone noticed just how tall this figure is?  I had her next to my King Aragorn figure, and she towers over him!

The Bullpen / Marvel Legends
« on: March 10, 2004, 05:54 PM »
Regarding series 6, does anyone think they'll throw in a maskless Wolverine in brown costume?  I would hope that maybe ToyBiz would throw us a bone after how bad the situation was with the yellow costume in series 3.

The Bullpen / Marvel Legends
« on: March 10, 2004, 05:52 PM »
Wave II[/i]
Doctor Doom
Sub Mariner
The Thing
Human Torch
Doctor Doom Doombot CHASE VARIANT[/i]
Hulk with Shirt Variant

I thought that the Hulk with work shirt was part of "The Best of Marvel Legends" asst?

Other Toy Lines / Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
« on: March 10, 2004, 05:49 PM »
I have to ask this!  In light of recent events, if you had bought the Bertuzzi figure, will you "dispose" of your Sports Pick of this Canuck?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Take Any Pills?
« on: March 2, 2004, 01:03 AM »
I jsut wish that the Excedrine Migraine would help with the nausea that comes with some migraines.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Take Any Pills?
« on: March 1, 2004, 11:50 PM »
Excedrin migraine, for when the right side of my head feels like it's on fire.

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: OTC Vintage Wave 2 Images
« on: March 1, 2004, 03:40 PM »
Thanks for the kudos, all.  The scans really don't do the Vader figure justice.  I'm going to have to do some photo analysis to determine just how much articulation this Darth Vader has.  It looks like the best one to come down the pike since the MOTDS sculpt, IMO.

Other Toy Lines / Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
« on: February 19, 2004, 12:31 AM »
Yeah, but you can pretend that Nomar is trying to spike Jeter at second.

Other Toy Lines / Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
« on: February 18, 2004, 11:49 AM »
Don't despair, Mikey!  There's also a 2-pack Nomar that's packaged with Jeter.

Original Trilogy Collection / Re: New York - Toy Fair 2004
« on: February 18, 2004, 11:16 AM »
when do you guys think they will start working on EPIII figures?  Do you think they already have a list of some sort?  

This past August, when I interviewed some of the Hasbro Star Wars team in Chicago, they mentioned that 3 or 4 of their guys were in Sydney, on set.  They were getting the rundown of who the key characters were, what they looked liked, along with scan data from companies like Gentle Giant and 3-d animation  wireframe data from ILM.  They were there for about a week or so, and came back to their offices in Rhode Island to start work this past September.

The launch, conceptualization, design and manufacture of the EPISODE III line is going to take longer than a regular, non-movie year line.  Why?  When this line launches, it's likely to issue a line like this:

-20+ new basic figure
-Approximately 4 deluxe figures
-1 or 2 creatures
-1 or 2 small vehicles
-2 - 3 medium vehicles
-1 Large vehicle
-A possible playset
-3 or 4 12" figures
-roleplay items (lightsabers, blasters, etc)

...and all of this is supposed to hit mass retail on one target date.  And don't forget that there will then be followup basic figures that will be released around the time of the movie release, and more merchandise that will follow through the end of the year.  

A movie year is a big thing to prep for, and considering the way the 2004 line is shaping up, with so many rehashes requiring little or no new design, it's a given that the EPISODE III line has definitely under development since the fall.

Other Toy Lines / Re: McFarlane Sportspicks
« on: February 17, 2004, 09:08 PM »
What, nobody saw the Toy Fest lineups?  Big news for NFL, NHL and MLB!  Even more, since A-Rod is now a Yank, and needs to be redone.

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