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Collect All 92! / Re: Darth Vader
« on: October 14, 2010, 04:09 AM »
I pulled out the ol VOTC Vader from storage the other day, and despite newer versions being superior in mostly every way, I have to say, I really like the balljointed head he's got going. I know Vader probably couldn't look up or down in the movies, but I think it adds a lot of personality to the posing. I think he might be the best non removable helmet Vader out there at the very least. Plus he can hang his lightsaber from his belt.

Shadows of the Dark Side / Re: Jabba's Throne w/Oola
« on: October 14, 2010, 01:57 AM »
I know eh? Actually getting a Wal-Mart exclusive in Canada is pretty amazing, but to get it cheaper than the US? We're lucky if we get it for close to the same price and not some crazy mark up.

So those who have the defense on Hoth set, are the rebels headgear swappable? I can't really tell from the photos.

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: October 8, 2010, 05:32 PM »
Quality wise, they're great. I think the complaints with the Iron Man line have to do with the case ratios and lack of villains until later waves. At least with Iron Man constant variants make sense since he does have dozens of different armors. I didn't mind this for the comic series since most of the armors are visually distinctive from one another, but with Cap, the differences aren't as large, much like the Wolverine Line. That said, some of those caps do look pretty sweet. I'm hoping there might be a few more reveals this weekend. At least give us a nice Red Skull, and I'll be happy.

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: October 8, 2010, 04:39 PM »
Some nice looking stuff. Not terribly thrilled by the look of the Cap comic series though. It looks like a bunch of Cap variants and a Bucky. You'd thin they'd have learned from the Iron Man line that releasing 20 variants of the main character right out of the gate isn't the greatest idea ever. Shame, I was really looking forward to seeing what they'd do with the comic series. Hoped we'd get a few badies at least.

I'm not sure what they're thinking on some of these case ratios either, though I don't think it's got anything to do with not caring about collectors so much as them just trying a new approach and not really knowing what they're doing yet. It's the same across the board with all their lines too, Transformers, Marvel the works, they're all suffering from really stupid repack syndrome. I don't mind them repacking figures in cases, but does it have to be the exact same ones every single time? Repacking popular troop builders is a good idea, like the clone and Sandtrooper, but keeping those main characters constantly available in this particular line is kind of foolish if you ask me. They don't need to repack Anakin again, he's available in Saga Legends and Clone Wars for any of the kiddies  or parents who want him. Vader too is available in Saga Legends. Pack them in 2 per case there and replace his empty slot in this wave with the Magnaguard.

I'm hoping they get the hang of these case ratios and try to improve them as the line goes on.

I'm pretty pumped for these as well, I've got a bit of OT withdraw going, so it'll be nice to build up that collection again. Looking forward to the rebels set most, and will probably wait on the Imperials just cuz the only new thing in there for me is the At-St driver. As for the U-3PO, I'm thinking I'll just paint him black or green, or maybe gold in an attempt to make the Ultimate C-3PO. 

Shadows of the Dark Side / Re: Jabba's Throne w/Oola
« on: October 1, 2010, 12:06 AM »
I found one of these today, fantastic piece, I'm very pleased with it. I can't wait to get a couple of the new Gammy Guard to flank this thing.

Watto's Junk Yard / Fleas, Chemicals and Figures
« on: September 30, 2010, 01:23 PM »
So I recently moved into a new apartment and it turns out it's got a rather serious flea infestation. We've got an exterminator coming in the next few days to gas the little buggers, but I'm just a bit concerned about the ol collection, not sure if the gas will have any effect on them or not (kind of worried it might yellow the white guys or something) Does anyone have any experience with this? Just wondering if I should put some stuff away or if it's no big deal. Any help would be much appreciated.

The Vintage Collection / Re: TVC will fail...
« on: September 28, 2010, 09:46 PM »
I can sort of see this line tanking for a number of reasons. Wave 1 being somewhat uninteresting being one. It's a great wave, but not a great one to start with. The first waves always end up clogging the pegs because retailers order too much of the initial waves. Hasbro should always have a strong first wave full of highly sought after A listers, troop builders that people want multiples of and maybe some cool looking B listers. The problem with wave 1 is 4-Lom, not sure what they were thinking on that one. they should have gone with a Snowtrooper instead. I also find the Cloud Car pilot and Dak are pretty common, also not the most interesting of figures really. I think if they'd started off with the ROTJ lineup instead, we'd see a lot more success.

The next problem is the fairly obvious one of cross contamination between lines. Look at ROTS as a good example. here we have another Obi Wan in TVC, we've also got one in Legends and TCW. Thats 3 of the same character all hanging around at the same time. Why do they feel thats necessary. It's the same thing for Grievous, Anakin and countless others.

The third problem is that I think they're counting on carded collectors a bit too much, which is thee only logic I can see behind putting out the 3 aforementioned characters out in TVC on top of Legends. Obi Wan in the ROTS wave seems like it's just to get a prequel Obi on a vintage card.

Collect All 92! / Re: Yoda
« on: September 26, 2010, 02:36 PM »
My problem with most modern ESB Yoda's is that theres always something about the face that seems off. They always look more like prequel Yoda rather than ESB Yoda. I'm not sure what it is exactly, but I thought the old POTF headsculpts got closer to accuracy than any of the newer ones. That said, i tend to use OTC Yoda as my modern counterpart, though I hope to see a really knockout ESB Yoda someday.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Realistic/Movie Style Clone Wars figures
« on: September 3, 2010, 01:01 PM »
I think the only way this would hurt the line is in the timing. For example, releasing them now, when we already have 3 different Anakins and Obi Wans on the shelves would be downright foolish. Of course that's assuming these will be singles releases. I've often thought this concept would work well in a similar vein to the Force Unleashed 5 packs.

I have no problems with this if they do it, as long as they keep it to the big guns and important characters. Like others have said, theres really no need for a realistic Captain Argyus, or anything like that, but a movie styled Ashoka or Cad Bane? I'd take that. That said though, I love the animated style too, I think the figures are pretty slick looking, but I'm not the type to mind a sub line or two that tries to be a little different. Honestly, if they go this route, i'd actually like to see them go the other way as well and maybe make an exclusive box set of the OT characters done in animated style. I think that would be a cool novelty item.

Yeah, the zombie geonosian is indeed cool. He's just got so much personality in that void expression. Also digging Cato, the more hunters the better. Does anyone else think the orange clone in that photo is holding a boombox and listening with headphones? I know it's a bazooka, but the way it's positioned, that's what I always see when I look at it.

The Vintage Collection / Re: 2011 "Vintage" Collection Wave 2
« on: August 15, 2010, 04:37 PM »
I can't wait for Evezan and Bom, been far too long since the last cantina offerings, so I'm hoping these guys'll be a little sooner than late 2011. These two are, for me, the last two must haves for the cantina. I'll buy any and all new ones they come out with, but if these were the last two, i'd be happy.

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