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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 12, 2014, 08:44 PM »
The leader of the marauder gang made some comment to Daryl like "let's go hurt people" or something like that. That, along with the one guy choking out the other when Rick was hiding, has me thinking that these guys are just on a senseless rampage in this lawless state. A gang like this seems even more dangerous than a psycho like the Governor, who still had some self-imposed rules/limits. It should be interesting when the marauder gang crosses paths with any of our "hero" groups.

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My point is, people need to start faulting retail a ****load more for their over-ordering (or not changing DPCI's, or not supporting the line at all), rather than faulting Hasbro for stuff...  I know that's the "in thing" to do, but seriously...  Case assortments weren't GREAT, but at the same time, perhaps in a non-movie year, retail should be held somewhat accountable...  If K-Mart can do it, why can't Wal-Mart?  Or Target?  They can too.  TRU would be in bigger trouble if not for sales...  which again, where are WM and Target on that front?

Very well said Jesse. Granted the case assortments could be better, but Target and Wal-Mart allotting just 1 or 2 pegs (if not zero) to any given assortment has to be a big part of the problem. I recall hearing that Target's automatic re-order triggers only when the product quantity hits 1 less than the number of spaces/pegs, which would mean my local store (with one peg for TBS) only restocks when there are no figures left.

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series - 2014 Wave 2
« on: March 11, 2014, 10:18 PM »
Anakin turned out surprisingly nice, and the Clone looks good. I'll pick both up if I find them with good paint apps. Chewbacca is rather disappointing though... the plastic seems too shiny, and something is off with the eyes.

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I'm torn on these new figures... While I am very excited to see these new and updated characters, the figures look rather cheap in the photos. It might be a combination of the paint, sculpting, and shiny plastic that is giving me bad vibes. Hopefully they will be more like the Wave 3 Vizams and Merumerus than Wave 2 Stormies or Mara Jades when they finally hit retail.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 11, 2014, 03:59 PM »


I don't recall seeing the guy who had been killed by Rick with the "marauder" group when they found Daryl, but I'm not 100% sure. The only two guys I recognized for sure were the older leader and bandana guy. I'm hoping they don't jumble up the timeline by having Daryl meeting the "marauders" before Rick's stay in that house. The show is already hard enough to keep track of with the main cast split into small groups.

I've been thinking about this and I'm not sure what the timeline jumbling would do at this point for the season.  It would have been a "oh crap" moment if at the end of Rick's episode that the whole Maurader gang was revealed and Darryl was with them.  However, at this point, I don't think it serves any benefit/shock value.

I agree. I'm guessing Rick's group will eventually cross paths with the Marauders again, and Daryl's current presence should create enough drama. No need for any time jumps.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 11, 2014, 02:00 PM »
I was reading on another site that the fat guy that Rick killed in the bathroom was in the group that found Darryl. I would have to go back and confirm this, because if so there is a severe timeline difference and Darryl would have been at the house that Rick escaped from.

I don't recall seeing the guy who had been killed by Rick with the "marauder" group when they found Daryl, but I'm not 100% sure. The only two guys I recognized for sure were the older leader and bandana guy. I'm hoping they don't jumble up the timeline by having Daryl meeting the "marauders" before Rick's stay in that house. The show is already hard enough to keep track of with the main cast split into small groups.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Pacific Rim Toys
« on: March 7, 2014, 04:59 PM »
I got the newest wave in the mail today. All four figures are totally awesome. I love the up-scaled Kaiju. The Jaegers have a lot more articulation and features than the previous figures which caught me by surprise. All four are definitely worth the higher prices.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 7, 2014, 04:57 PM »
Was surprised and delighted to find the Deluxe Set with Daryl and Motorcycle on the shelves today at my local TRU, hot off the truck. Figured this would be hitting soon but assumed I would read about someone finding it over at 'scum first. They had two out so I grabbed the one that had the best paint apps and was happy to have it, even for the $35 price tag, ouch.

The Daryl sculpt looks much improved over earlier versions. Happy hunting!

Nice to know the motorcycle is beginning to arrive. Hopefully online retailers get them soon. I think $35 is the normal price, so I don't think you overpaid.

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The Bullpen / Re: Re: 2011/2012 Marvel Legends
« on: March 6, 2014, 01:28 PM »
I grabbed the movie Cap figure yesterday after finding one with decent paint apps. It's a very nice figure. There are a lot of cool details and the extra hands were a nice touch. The unmasked head looks nothing like Chris Evans though, and now that I think about it none of the unmasked Cap figures (4 inch and 6 inch) have really looked like Evans. Maybe Hasbro doesn't have the likeness rights?

I passed on Winter Soldier, but I'll probably grab that one later on. No Black Widows to be found, but I will keep searching. I REALLY want to finish off the 6 inch scale Avengers.

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or even maybe just basically a "cargo truck" type of vehicle. 

There is some precedent for this type of vehicle. An older video game (Clone Wars or Jedi Starfighter I think) featured this vehicle: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Multi-Utility_Transport

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Better late than never? Sorry about the delay, and for the photo quality! Here is a comparison pic with the normal and Legends Stormtrooper Blasters:



Also a pic of a normal Stormtrooper with the Legends gun:


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EBay and Paypal double-dipping on fees is very annoying, especially on shipping. With the top-rated discount I'm paying around 10% total in fees for my sales... I imagine fees could get to 15% or more for casual sellers who don't get discounts. I actually switched over to free shipping for all of my lastings last year. I figured there was no sense in leaving myself open to lower feedback ratings on shipping price if I was going to get hit with eBay fees either way. Ultimately I think that move boosted my sales, so I guess it was a win-win for me.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Pacific Rim Toys
« on: March 3, 2014, 06:50 PM »
Seems like TRU is putting them up one at a time. My BBTS pre-order came in-stock today, so hopefully I will have the figure in-hand later this week. I'm excited!

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Pacific Rim Toys
« on: March 3, 2014, 02:16 PM »
Battle Damaged Knifehead went up on TRU.com this morning...order placed.  8)

$29.99 though, yikes, that is a 100% mark-up from the first go-around. Wonder if they will be the same price in stores...

The Kaiju are in a separate more expensive assortment now, but they are much larger than the previous Knifehead figure. I think the SRP is around $25 though, so TRU did add a mark-up as usual.

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Anyone have a comparison shot of the stormtroopers blaster to the one we have been getting for years now?  Saw the figure at a friends but would love to see a side by side comparison of them.  Pretty sure the Legends gun is new and better.

I can snap a pic tonight Jesse. I noticed that the new blaster is slightly larger but I am not sure if it is more detailed.

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