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Other Toy Lines / Re: Pacific Rim Toys
« on: June 25, 2014, 10:29 AM »
Got the Knifehead today! I am disappointed by the poor construction (soft plastic and hollow parts), but the insane level of cool once this thing is assembled and displayed more than makes up for the shortcomings.

I dunno, it feels pretty hefty to me, but some of the stiff joints on mine make me nervous, given Neca's track record of QC. I can't really get much range of motion out of the "big arms" it seems. Dude is a little front heavy too.

That's odd, I'm more worried about joints just giving out over time than I am for them breaking. Also I should probably clarify that the construction isn't awful as I haven't had anything break (knock on wood), it just seems like much lesser-quality compared to the Gipsy figure.

Anyway, here are some pics:








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Other Toy Lines / Re: Pacific Rim Toys
« on: June 24, 2014, 05:55 PM »
Got the Knifehead today! I am disappointed by the poor construction (soft plastic and hollow parts), but the insane level of cool once this thing is assembled and displayed more than makes up for the shortcomings.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Pacific Rim Toys
« on: June 24, 2014, 10:32 AM »
My Knifehead should be arriving with today's mail. I don't really have space for it but I'm excited nonetheless.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII
« on: June 20, 2014, 08:23 PM »
Who? :-\

Director of Looper and a handful Breaking Bad episodes. Not a lengthy resume but I enjoyed Looper, so I look forward to seeing what he does with Star Wars.

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I found a couple of new-ish 2 packs at target this morning:



Case assortment looked like 4 of each new pack and 4 of the Han/chewie set. I didn't grab the new sets as the paint looked pretty poor, especially on the Grievous figures.

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series - 2014 Wave 3
« on: June 18, 2014, 10:40 PM »
Retailers may not have been overly receptive towards an 8 figure case, especially with how lightly they have been stocking recently.

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Yeah, I can't justify the expense for a cruddy cardboard table. If they had bothered to put an ounce of effort into this set and given us plastic chairs and table, etc I would have bitten. This is really a weak effort.

I'm glad Hasbro didn't add in extra accessories. I hate seeing some new pieces added to straight repack figures, especially when the figures are relatively high priced to begin with.

Going forward this would be a cool format for repainted and retooled figures. A pair of Clone Officers or Mynock Hunt Han and Chewie would be pretty nice.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: June 13, 2014, 04:46 PM »
the door to the Falcon fell open

What a piece of junk!  ;D

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That's uh... interesting? It certainly looks like a cool package for MIB collectors, but I can't see this as appealing to other collectors or parents/kids/gift givers.

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What about the stretch goals?  It looks like the pre-curse Medusa was shown, but is not available with wave 1?  I'd like to get a few Spartans and the Medusa with and without legs, but not crazy about spending a ton for them.  I'd bite on the $30 Spartan if it meant I could for sure order legs Medusa.  Decisions decisions.

It looks like if you want to purchase any additional items (including any unlocked stretch goals) during the Kickstarter, you have to pledge for at least the $115 one-of-each reward level. That's rather annoying and costly if you just want two or three figures. Considering the project is nearly funded and will most likely hit the $90k stretch goal for the Medusa, it might be more cost-effective for you to wait things out and buy what you want once they are offered up for regular sale online.

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I would totally buy a set of these.  How does the pledge portion work?  Is that currently the only way to get the figures?  Cool stuff, but I found their site very confusing.

The Kickstarter is essentially a pre-order, in that you would pay now and (assuming the project gets funded; if it doest you don't pay anything) get the figures later. Each reward level is a different item, so if you wanted a single Spartan you would pledge $30 and select that reward. Then there is a seperate Fundafull site to purchase additional figures. If you don't want to pay up front Boss Fight's goal is to make nearly everything available thru a website later. A couple of the figures are exclusive to this Kickstarter though (bronze Spartan and "Celestial" repaints).

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Is it weird that no one bothered to ask Hasbro what kind of articulation Yoda had at TF?

Maybe, maybe not? Personally it seemed safe to assume that Yoda would have the usual ball joint shoulders, ankles, and neck along with swivel hips, waist, and wrists. I think that is the minimum articulation we have been getting on Yoda figures since 2005. I was actually disappointed to see so little articulation on this new Yoda figure.

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Boss Fight's Kickstarter has begun: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/813878470/boss-fight-studios-vitruvian-hacks-action-figures

Figures are a bit pricier than I would have liked ($17+) so I haven't pledged anything. I feel like I was able to get a lot more bang for my buck from Marauders, plus now other lines I collect have product shipping soon (Star Wars, Marvel, Walking Dead) so I'm much more hesitant to spend my cash. I'm sure I will eventually cave for one of each figure, but I doubt I'll army build some Greeks like I initially planned.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Pacific Rim Toys
« on: June 3, 2014, 07:49 PM »
TRU just put up the new 18" Knifehead on their website. I went and pre-ordered one for $150. (Free shipping at least)

Estimated ship date is 6/17, so that is not long at all. Can't wait for this bad boy!

I noticed the Knifehead was up last week, but didn't really think anything of it. I have one on pre-order with BBTS, which is cheaper than TRU even with shipping once sales tax is factored in. If TRU drops a 20% off coupon in the next week or so, I will cancel my BBTS order in a heartbeat. I don't mind paying retail price for a big item, but a discount is always nice.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Black Series Rumors
« on: June 2, 2014, 06:17 PM »
Personally I thought that particular Rancor-related post was fine, since Hasbro would never make something as cool as what was presented in that image. :D I will admit the white background photoshop images of toys do annoy me a bit, as they look extremely similar to Hasbro's press images especially when I scroll quickly thru my FB feed.

Also thinking further about the Cantina set(s), I'm really hoping it will have mostly new figures. I think some Cantina characters like BoShek, Duros, Wuher, and the Wolfman could use updated figures. Some repaints like a blue Snaggletooth wouldn't be too bad either.

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