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The skeletons look great, and I really want to army build them. I want to get one in-hand first though to make sure the final product is sturdy. I'd be somewhat disappointed if the skeletons end up like Hasbro's Battle Droids. 

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Yeah... so I splurged on this one. I went for the $500 "all-in" on the last day. I think there is something like 40+ figures including blank bodies. It was an irresistible deal!

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
« on: July 15, 2014, 02:27 PM »
That looks pretty slick. I love the egg with face hugger. While I probably won't purchase due to price (I was spoiled by some $10 Neca Xenos) it's great that Hiya packed in a bunch of extra stuff. I really can't wait for the Marines... I'll cave on those for sure.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Acid Rain - by Ori Toy
« on: July 15, 2014, 01:42 PM »
Nor was I, till I watched a guy's pretty good review of one...  Light-up display panels inside the cockpit.  They help illuminate another surprise in there too.  All the little figure would need is a bottle of lotion to go with that other surprise the review revealed.

They look like solid toys, and apparently now you also get a 2nd set of tracks that either A) look cooler, or B) look cooler AND move.  I guess the initial tracks (solid "rubber band" style) don't move real well, so they include a 2nd set, and a tool, to put individually linked tracks on the drive/road wheels. 

My fragile little mind was blown.

Ah, now that you mentioned the "other surprise" I do remember the lights, and I probably watched that same review. The second set of tracks sounds like a nice addition. I'm still not too keen on the prices for the vehicles, but the Quad Eyes is on my radar. I am leaning towards getting the smaller upcoming vehicle (the Raptor, I think?), as a way to "test" them out before seriously considering the bigger (and pricier) offerings.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: July 14, 2014, 09:29 PM »
$100 seems fair for a low production run playset. Very cool that Super 7 is opening this up for a pre-order for everyone not attending SDCC. I must admit I am tempted.

Jesse, is the Acid Rain statue/base set made from resin? Since I don't have any non-plastic toys, I am trying to get an idea of the construction/weight of the playset.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Acid Rain - by Ori Toy
« on: July 14, 2014, 09:26 PM »
A) electronic

Oh? I was not aware of this... please tell me more!  :)

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I'll only be collecting stuff that is on-par with what I already have. Black Series/TVC-style 3 3/4" figures, some 6" figures, and any compatible vehicles. I bought some of the 5POA figures on the cheap last year and have since regretted it, so if the movie lines focus mostly on 5POA (like Rebels) I will be skipping a lot of product.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Black Series Rumors
« on: July 14, 2014, 12:27 PM »
These rumor lists sound way too good to be true. Including the previously revealed Toryn Far and Snowspeeder Wedge waves, that would mean 40 or so figures will be hitting in the next six months. I don't foresee that happening at all. Of course if all of these figures really are coming out, I doubt they will be available anywhere except online retailers.

Part of me hopes these lists are legit though, as I would love to get the Clone Wars clone figures. I recall two were announced at Toy Fair (Doom and Wolffe) but Thorn and finally getting Rex would be a sweet bonus.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Black Series Rumors
« on: July 11, 2014, 02:23 AM »
Boushh Leia makes me think Carbonite Han upgrade may be closer than we thought.  :)

Among other JP goodies.  :-X

I only hope that any potential Carbonite Han comes with an actual Han figure AND a retooled carbon block from the SDCC Jar-Jar figure. That would be a nice way to make up for the POS Yoda statue with fabric bag, so of course it won't happen.

I can't wait for the long overdue Captain Rex, and the R5 should also be nice. Oddly enough I'm also looking forward to the Wampa attack Luke. I have the TVC Hoth version displayed with the mask on the Tauntaun, so I don't mind getting a variant of that outfit to display "on foot".

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Acid Rain - by Ori Toy
« on: July 9, 2014, 09:47 PM »
I hate loving this line. I got the Augurts trooper and Winged Victory sets in the mail last week and both are very cool. The quality on the figures was surprising. I did not expect $25 figures to be so... toy-like I guess.

Jesse, right now I'm in the same boat as you and considering adding a vehicle to my collection. I should refrain though as I know it would be a slippery slope.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: July 8, 2014, 05:26 PM »
I'm not so sure about this concept, but I plan to pick up a few blind bagged figures and maybe a smaller set to test the line. The images immediately made me think of gaming miniatures and Christmas village scenes... not sure if that's a good reaction. On the plus side this should be a great way to build a massive zombie horde without breaking the budget or taking over the entire display space.

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Joe Defender / Re: 50th Anniversary Line
« on: July 6, 2014, 10:03 PM »
http://www.hisstank.com/gi-joe-news/gi-joe-featured-auctions-16/gijoe-50th-anniversary-merchandise-spotted-on-ebay-13145/

They've hit ebay finally. Hopefully, these are factory rejects, because Leatherneck and Lady Jaye are looking pretty naff. Though it's good to see that the wave 2 stuff is getting produced.

At this point I'm used to having to look thru quite a few figures to find near-perfect paint, especially on the faces. The missing camo paint apps on Leatherneck and lack of extra details on the Viper are much more disappointing. It would be nice if the final products look better (like the press images from BBTS/TRU online)  but I won't hold my breath.

The Arctic BAT vs. Shipwreck set is looking terrific though. I love that Hasbro packed in the sweet SAW machine gun from Ultimate Roadblock.

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That cancelled online case had 3x Fetts and eight figures total. Hopefully that ratio will be what arrives at Walgreens and each store will get at least one case.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: July 1, 2014, 10:32 PM »
Looks like it is official:

http://cooltoyreview.com/story/front/Super7_2014_San_Diego_ComicCon_Exclusives_Full_Reveal_158701.asp

Those are some neat exclusive items... only downside is that they are exclusives. The Egg Chamber is something I would be very interested in if it hits normal retail, especially with other companies making video game Aliens and Colonial Marine-esque figures.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: July 1, 2014, 10:06 PM »
The Ezekiel figure looks good. Hopefully it will be easy to acquire like the Negan figure.

I can't say I mind getting more comic figures as exclusives since we have only been getting one wave of mass retail figures each year, but I also feel that the exclusive route would be the only way for minor TV characters like T-Dog or Martinez to get made. It probably is a licensing issue though as Skybound is providing the exclusive, not AMC.

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