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Yeah, the droid is a bummer. Would have been a good opportunity to re release the astromech from the Scramble on Yavin battlepack that many people missed out on. Other than that though, stoked for these sets!

The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: March 10, 2012, 09:36 PM »
Wow, I hit paydirt tonight. After months of not finding anything I stumbled across a Bastila, Echo Base Trooper and Keyan Farlander and an Atlantic Superstore in Canada being blown out for a measly 2.44 a pop. Glad I passed for so long on ebay prices.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Four Discussion Thread
« on: March 10, 2012, 12:04 AM »
Interesting so far, but is there only one more episode after this? Seems like an awful lot of ground to cover if so. I don't really find the premise that far fetched really. The force can do some pretty crazy things and we don't really know anything about Zabrak physiology. Maybe surviving bisection is a common thing, all thier vital organs might be up in the top half. In any case, it doesn't bother me. I really can't imagine they're gonna kill him off right away though, I'm guessing Maul and Savage must survive to fight another season. Why go through all the trouble of reviving this dead guy and hyping him up only to kill him off an episode later right?

Actually it's kind of funny, but Maul is a threat to pretty much everyone. Particularly if he regains his sanity, imagine if his ambitions start to go beyond just revenge and he decides he wants to be king sith? He knows Palpatines true identity, he could easily rat him out and screw him over big time. Shame that we already know that won't happen.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Four Discussion Thread
« on: March 3, 2012, 03:56 PM »
I agree that these episodes that stay away from the Jedi and Clones are quite stellar. The best thing about an episode like this is the shades of grey, neither side is particularly good. I think they have a winning formula here though, episodes involving characters whose fates are unknown are largely more interesting than ones involving Mr I end up a Sith Lord. It was fun seeing the bounty hunters together working as a team, and I dig the new designs. Hasbro should lay off the Jedi and Clones and droids for a while and do up more bounty hunters. Animated, realistic, I don't care, just get some of these guys out there in some form or another.

Does the Mon Cal head pop onto any bodies easily? Maybe Ten Nunb or Major Panno?

The Bullpen / Re: The Avengers: The Toys
« on: March 3, 2012, 02:35 PM »
Picked up Ultimates Thor and Hawkeye since I found them on sale. Overall they're not bad, and probably the only things worth getting out of the first wave. The sculpting is very nice, articulation is ok, as has been reported previously, they lack torso joints, ankles and wrists and they have balljoint knees rather than doubles. Overall though, the only joint that others me is the lack of wrists, and the ankles on these two at least are straight enough that it doesn't make standing up much of an issue. Heres hoping they re card Ultimates Iron Man to go along with them, I never could find that guy.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Transformers
« on: February 23, 2012, 10:21 PM »
To add to the above, the second wave deluxes (Cliffjumper and Vehicon, which are different from the ones under the RID banner) were seen in very limited numbers in Canada and I think maybe Europe, as well as the FE Voyagers Prime and Bulkhead.

The Bullpen / Re: The Avengers: The Toys
« on: February 20, 2012, 10:47 PM »
Saw these in a store this morning.    And it turns out that there are in fact three collections:  Comic Series, Concept Series & Movie Series.  And btw, the Hulk looks AWFUL.  Way undersized.

I'm passing on these for now.  I'm going to wait for a sale if at all possible.  $9.99 each at the mom & pop shop where I saw them was steep.

Hulk does look bad.  Small and doughy. The MU version coming out in a month or two looks great though!

I might grab Ultimate Hawkeye and maybe Ultimate Thor, but definitely Loki when I see them.  I have no intention of picking up any others.

When you say mom and pop shop I know you're not talking about Toy Wiz, I can only imagine what they are charging.  Last time I went down to Rockland a couple months ago their pegs were choc full of MU figs for over $20 per figure.

I'm still kicking myself for not grabbing one of the Hulks from the last movie lines when they were on clearance for 5$. He looks like he'd be just the right scale to fit in with these guys.

I'm also looking for Ric, the Naboo pilot dude and the R5 droid if anyone wouldn't mind shipping them loose up to Canada. Walmart Canada passed on all the exclusives so I'm pretty much out of luck there.

Middle Earth / Re: LOTR Legos
« on: February 14, 2012, 08:35 PM »
My wallet hurts so much right now.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Star Trek
« on: February 14, 2012, 08:30 PM »
I'd love to see some of the retro TOS aliens, like the Gorn, Salt Vampire, Cheron etc. done up to Star Wars quality. I'm a sucker for those old retro designs. Theres a lot of potential here if it's done right, heres hoping they don't make the same mistakes as playmates.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Four Discussion Thread
« on: February 10, 2012, 11:23 PM »
Yeah, kind of ho hum ending, with so much left unsaid and unexplained, namely, what was the point of this whole thing if Palpatine is in on all of it? Or was he even? It's something I've been noticing on these long arcs, they kind of end abruptly with very little closure, the price I suppose of a 20 minute runtime. Episode arcs like this though really kind of make me wish this show would delve into the alternate universe realm, just to make it more interesting. Throw fans for a loop and kill off a major character who's supposed to survive till ROTS like Mace or something. It'd open up so many new story ideas and make the entire series more dire because all of a sudden we won't know how things are going to turn out.

Joe Defender / Re: GI Joe Retaliation - The Toys!
« on: February 6, 2012, 02:42 PM »
Ouch, I am by no means an articulation junkie, I can live without stuff like ankles and double knees, but yeah, the vehicle drivers are a bit much. It's a move I'd expect from a company like Mattel, not Hasbro. Seems they're cutting corners on all thier movie lines lately, the Transformers movie line seems to have shrunk and is 80% repaints now, Avengers lost POA's and now even Joe. If I were to theorize, I'd wager it's because they've taken hits on thier past movie lines, putting a bunch of money into fully articulated figures only for most of them to wind up on clearance. We'll have to wait and see if it affects the non movie line offerings that follow. Lets hope not, Joe is one of the few lines left that actually gives you pack in figs with the vehicles. They're the only reason I bothered with some of them.

Joe Defender / Re: GI Joe Retaliation - The Toys!
« on: February 6, 2012, 10:27 AM »
Where is everyone getting that these are less articulated? Most of the pictures are too small to even tell, and the basic figures look like they've got all the standard points, except ankles in a few cases where shin guards would limit it anyway.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Four Discussion Thread
« on: February 3, 2012, 11:38 PM »
That episode was fun, I was on the edge of my seat wondering who was gonna survive. Stoked that plant guy made it through as I love the design. Hopefully he gets a figure some day.

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