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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.

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:

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:

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.

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!

Other Toy Lines / Re: Pacific Rim Toys
« on: March 3, 2014, 02:16 PM »
Battle Damaged Knifehead went up on 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.

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.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: March 2, 2014, 02:38 PM »
Girls sucks to me like I'd say Star Wars sucks (in theory) to her.  I've met a lot of women who never saw Star Wars at all do I'm not shocked really.  Her show gets lots of praise so I assume it's just not my cup of tea is all.  Plus call me a pig on this but she's naked in it often and that's something I'm not into witnessing.

I have seen a few episodes of Girls, and like you didn't really care for it. I don't think I'm the target audience though. Anyway, I am curious to see Lena's performance in Episode 7. It should be interesting to say the least.

Wait, she was the one who got cast, right?  :P

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 2, 2014, 02:26 PM »
Yeah that's what I meant about d/m missing.  It makes the story much less complex and feels strange.  Makes me appreciate the show more.

It's definitely a different dynamic in the comics. IMO the lack of Dixon brothers is made up for by some characters from the show, like Tyrese, having bigger roles.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Pacific Rim Toys
« on: March 1, 2014, 10:26 PM »
I finally opened up the 18" Gipsy Danger last night. What an incredible figure! I can't wait for the upcoming Knifehead.

Other Toy Lines / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 1, 2014, 10:25 PM »
I think I have a problem:
Passed on these for sooooo long. Which sucks now because I have held wave one in my hands numerous times year or two back when they first came out. Anyway finally caved on the Walgreens Rick a few months back. Then wanted Maggie, but found Glenn first. Then got Maggie. Then bought comic Governor. Then remembered the sports card shop by me had some WD stuff so stopped there and bought Tyreese, wave 3 Michonne and wave 2 Shane all for $13.95 a piece which is an awesome deal for Michonne and Shane. Then stopped into TRU with my 15% coupon and bought the lone Daryl/Merle 2 pack they had. And had to buy a Bicycle Girl off ebay. Good God. My wife is going to kill me.

So what's the problem? ;D You definitely snagged great deals for Michonne and Shane. As long as you don't go full-on completist this line won't be too painful on the wallet. Most of the 2013 figures are relatively cheap, and McFarlane's trend seems to be releasing 3 waves per year which is pretty light. The early figures, exclusives, and variants are where the line gets pricey.

Oh, shameless plug: if you want some cheap Wave 4 figures ($10 a pop) let me know. I have some extras I want gone.  :) 

Middle Earth / Re: The Hobbit - Toy Line
« on: February 19, 2014, 03:22 PM »
Here you go Brian:

I think the Smaug box, Beorn, and Bard are the only new products. From what I read on other sites, Bridge Direct is trying to get Smaug and the remainder of the Dwarves out through "specialty" retail, which I guess means online and such. Hopefully some retailers are willing to carry the line.

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels Saga Legends Figures
« on: February 18, 2014, 11:43 PM »
I didn't think I would be overly interested these Rebels figures due to the stylized look AND 5poa, but watching the character intro videos is slowly winning me over. The figures match the animation well, and the vintage-style articulation suits the simplicity and old-school feel of the designs. I will at least be picking up Chopper, Zeb, the Imp Officer, and some stormies. I won't be surprised if I end up getting all of the figures though.

Also doesn't help that these will be relatively cheap.  :P

Joe Defender / Re: Toy Fair 2014 Hasbro Presentation
« on: February 18, 2014, 11:37 PM »
Yeah the bulk vehicle sets are tough to swallow if you want more than one.  I'd like that Flint (classic looking) as I don't have one for my meager ARAH shelf.   :-\

The EEL/Night Landing stings worse than the rest as it was slated for a release by itself in the Retaliation line, but I guess cancelled. *fingers crossed for discount store release at Christmas*

Joe Defender / Re: Toy Fair 2014 Hasbro Presentation
« on: February 18, 2014, 06:00 PM »
I'm not a huge fan of the "versus" format for the vehicle sets. I don't mind the 2-pks for figures since they should be relatively cheap and the figures are all good, but 2-pks on the vehicle sets means higher price points. I also would have loved to army build the Night Landing sets, but it's a pain in the ass to do when it's packed with another figure and vehicle.

After thinking on it more, I am also slightly put off by the apparent straight repacks like Lowlight, Hawk, and Blowtorch. While I appreciate Hasbro trying to get those back out for collectors who may have missed them, I would have preferred even basic repaints. A Lowlight with urban camo or a desert Cobra Trooper would have been sweet. The unreleased green/tan Blowtorch should have been a no-brainer to release instead of red/yellow. Clearly there was nor problem repainting the Night Viper or Snow Job, so why not go all the way by giving all the figures a fresh new paint job?

Hopefully this new assortment will be on display at Joecon. I am looking forward to finding out about pricing, as well as seeing the final packaging and finished looks for figures.

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