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Modern Classifieds / Re: Star Wars figures FS
« on: October 9, 2014, 02:01 PM »

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Recent Purchases
« on: September 12, 2014, 08:05 PM »
I was able to get Vader and Luke from Walgreens yesterday. I'm hoping to find the other three over the weekend.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: September 12, 2014, 07:56 PM »

I'm liking the looks of these new vehicles.

I got five Snowtrooper Commander figures in the mail from Amazon today. It was funny getting them on the estimated shipping date (7/31). I only opened one so far, but I really like it! No quality issues that I could see and relatively clean paint apps on all five. The figure itself is really nice and very well-sculpted. It looks great "leading" the VTAC Snowtroopers. 

Stay tuned for more details at Toy Fair 2015!  ;D

Other Toy Lines / Re: Pacific Rim Toys
« on: July 31, 2014, 02:59 PM »
I got my set today too! I love the window packaging. I am a loose collector, but this set is staying MIB for the time being as a "centerpiece" for my PR shelf.

Other Toy Lines / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: July 30, 2014, 07:24 PM »
Glad to have this though, I basically decided last night that I am only going to focus on the TV figures going forward, so this seems like a nice unspoken validation of that choice. (Collector logic)

No more comic figures? Whhaaaaa? Hopefully you'll quit them after Wave 3 at least. Those figures look spectacular!

As for my recent TWD purchase, I got the SDCC figure... from 2012! I snagged the bloody Michonne with Cloak in a damaged package on eBay for a measly $15. The bubble was crushed and falling off the card, so it was perfect for me as a loose collector. I didn't want to pay the going rates for it as it wasn't "different enough", but for $15 it was a solid purchase. The cloak is a great accessory!

I should have the new Shane figure coming in the mail next week. I can't say I'm terribly excited to add it to the collection, but it's another "different enough" figure that will fit right in.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Deluxe Line
« on: July 30, 2014, 06:10 PM »
I spotted the 6" Jabba at Target this afternoon, but the Biker Scout sets were gone. I wasn't too impressed with Jabba. This is definitely an instance where I am torn on the whole 6" scale due to both price and detail. IMO the 2010 Jabba looks just as good as the 6" version, plus it had the throne, railing, a figure, and other bits for $5 less. I am still planning to pick up the Scout set, and I look forward to seeing how it stacks up against the 4" TRU exclusive version.

I miss the Insight book that used to be available... actually, I seriously regret not picking up a copy.

The Bullpen / Re: 2011/2012 Marvel Legends
« on: July 29, 2014, 08:49 PM »
I can't wait for the SHIELD Movie set. I can't believe we're getting a Coulson!

Joe Defender / Re: Gentle Giant Jumbo Joes
« on: July 29, 2014, 08:48 PM »
I am guessing you haven't seen these in person?  I didn't get it either until I saw a Jumbo Boba Fett in person. I loved that toy as a kid, but this felt like more than just a large version of that. It is a thing of beauty, a piece of art you can appreciate separate from the original. I imagine if you have strong memories of playing with the original Joes, then one of these would give you the same feeling.

I have seen the Dengar in person so that might be part of why I don't care for these. I am also a child of the 90s and early 00s so that may help explain my views. ;D I'd be just as baffled if they made some jumbo POTF2 style figures, but some Jumbo Jurassic Park dinos might have me changing my tune pretty quick.

Joe Defender / Re: Gentle Giant Jumbo Joes
« on: July 29, 2014, 09:36 AM »
I'll never understand this concept. I imagine these figures are pretty much free money for Gentle Giant, but I can't believe collectors eat them up. Why buy an up-sized replica version of an old figure with simplistic sculpting when you could just buy the actual toy you had as a kid instead?

Found the Biker Scout w/ Speeder Bike set at Target today. They're having a BOGO 40% off sale on all toys this week, so was able to get 2 of these for $32 + tax each. Takes a bit of work to get the Scout on the bike properly, but once he's on it makes for a great display. Check the JD Facebook page for a photo ;)

Why is this sale not at every Target?!?  :P I am quite jealous of your haul and discount!  ;D

Other Toy Lines / Re: Pacific Rim Toys
« on: July 24, 2014, 12:39 PM »
Here you go, brother...enjoy the goodness!

Oddly enough I missed the picture of Otachi, will have to hunt that down tonight. That was definitely the next needed Kaiju though. And then Slattern.

Soooo awesome. Even Axehead, a straight repaint, looks pretty sweet!

Here's that otachi pic:

Other Toy Lines / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: July 24, 2014, 12:36 PM »
SDCC Skybound exclusive Ezekiel figure(s) should be going up for sale at some point soon at their website if anyone is interested...I guess they will announce via Twitter when sales are open. This is one of the few SDCC exclusives I didn't preorder this year, so I will be watching this closely. Good luck to all!

Ezekiel is up man!

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