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Hasbro just knows good taste when they read it I guess. :)

Vintage Kenner / Re: History of vinyl cape Jawa
« on: Today at 06:32 PM »
We actually didn't have red, just the blue one...  I didn't know about the red one till I was at a cub scout den meeting at my buddy's place and he had the red one.

I never knew about Vinyl Caped Jawa till I started collecting Star Wars as a teenager in the 90's before the modern line.  When I started getting Toy Shop weekly then I learned about the line's variations from dealers.  First place I ever saw Brian's Toys ads.

I always hated Greedo because he reminded me of broccoli for some reason...  just as an aside.

Scott has some info that is pertinent to that point somewhere.  :-X

This wave's at my buddy's that we split a case from EE...  I'm anxious just to have new toys, but this wave knocked out (theoretically) some figures I really was anxious to get before the line implodes.  A posable Dagobah Luke has probably been a top 3 ESB want for myself for a bit.

Yoda, I'll deal with the TVC Yoda in the pack ultimately I think.  Perhaps a little gear exchange.  I'm very dejected though, that they allowed that figure to get so shoddy in terms of articulation.  $10 it is not.  I'd actually say I get more annoyed with that as time rolls along.

I've heard the TBS head swaps to the TVC body pretty well, which is articulated more than enough to suit me ultimately.  I actually thought the TVC head looked pretty good in its own right though, and perhaps TBS's gear will swap to it nicely.   :-\

Luke is just, to me anyway, the articulated one that I wished the OTC one was.  I'll buy several Lukes to display in several poses ultimately. 

The Farr and Snowie COmmander are ok.  The Commander's a little bit of a miff with the plastic skirt making his leg articulation pointless though, so I can see customizing one of mine to have a cloth skirt piece...  Why they'd not go that route is beyond me when the best Snowtrooper they've done has the skirt.

I'm fine with no removable helmet on him too...  It's a neat feature on the TVC Snowtrooper but minor.  Most of my Stormtroopers don't have it.

The Dak figure, while people hate him for some odd reason, he's a great army builder.  I'd probably take a dozen more of him honestly.  He headswaps nicely with the Fleet trooper style heads iirc (Hoth Rebels, Naboo Pilots, Death Star Trooper, Needa, etc.), so I guess I do a lot of mix/match of the heads anyway.  I even whipped up a Keyan Farlander Hoth Pilot.  Pretty neat IMO since he's kind of all over the place (though ironically probably not at Hoth).

It's as solid a wave as Hasbro's made in a while it feels like, and I've not had a new figure to mess with since 2013 plopped Wave 3 out before Xmas (seriously).  So I'm pretty happy.  It looks far more interesting than the non-pant-defiling stuff revealed at SDCC...  which I liked, but it's a bit of a yawner compared to Wave 4 I think.

We'll see what Toy Fair tickles us with.

Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: Today at 04:34 PM »
Thanks a lot!  ::)

It may tip the scales on me buying one, unfortunately.

Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: Today at 04:31 PM »
The order time for the base was extended 5 days.  So now more time to mull one over.  Ugh.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series 2015 Wave 1
« on: July 29, 2014, 09:22 PM »
PT and CW may be last hurrah'd in general.  I'd say OT's a lot of 2015 (We'll see come Toy Fair).  It's definitely on their radar (they said as much) in the build-up to Episode VII...  The PT and CW are a lot less on their radar, since they'd rather lead up to the new movies with the movies that actually lead up to them.

Kind of how Hasbro seemed to try tying ANH to the new trilogy in the build-up to 99's line.  It makes sense to want to give the focus to the trilogy that leads into the new one though if you can, like this series.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« on: July 29, 2014, 08:28 PM »
Bought the BR's so the kids should be stoked. 

Loved the trailer but knowing what's coming, it's kind of odd having it as one movie.  It'll have a weird pace to it I think.

Other Collectibles / Re: Revoltech Star Wars Figures
« on: July 29, 2014, 05:47 PM »
I believe the cape's hinged, actually, to flop over the left arm kinda.  Just a guess though.

Middle Earth / Re: The Hobbit - Toy Line
« on: July 29, 2014, 05:44 PM »
I totally brainfarted on this line...  Wish there was something about getting out the rest of the dwarves and maybe Bard in the 3.75" scale.   :-\

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: July 29, 2014, 04:39 PM »
I had older brothers and the Road Warrior movies were kind of a big deal then but I was young so the storyline was lost on me.  It's kinda funny you guys were introduced to it with the Phantom Menace of the series, haha.  I liked them as a kid...  Many Legos made recreating it. :)

New one is interesting looking.  I always wanted more backstory though.  None of the movies gave enough detail.  Prequals would be interesting I think.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: July 29, 2014, 02:22 AM »
Surprised nobody mentioned the Mad Max: Fury Road trailer...  I watched it, and wow...  Looked pretty damn good.  No Mel Gibson feels odd though.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Acid Rain - by Ori Toy
« on: July 29, 2014, 01:23 AM »

Clicky The Mechy


We doubled our image gallery for the Acid Rain line tonight!  Tons of new images, including shots of the placards giving the new Mech suits their names.  The Laurel, is basically one new suit that comes in a wide variety of flavors.  Marine, Sand, Mechanic, Airborne, and Viking to name just 5, and it appears to have even more!  I'll take...  uh...  all of them!

The Raptor should be available at BBTS in the (hopefully) near future.  That would be the "Sand Bike".  It comes with a bike, a "blanket", and a figure.  $80 is the price I've heard/seen.


Pittsburgh's Steel City Con ( returns to the Monreoville Convention Center just East of downtown Pittsburgh, on August 8th, 9th, & 10th!

Steel City Con returns in just under 2 weeks.  You coming to the show?  It's not just SDCC with a monopoly on good cons this time of year!  I'm always excited to see the vendors coming back with the exclusives and who, if any, lucked out.

It also lets you know who actually attended from the NE that set up here.

I'll be there, as will many PSWCS members, and I'd love to say hello if you're attending and want to meet up just to shoot the breeze a little bit!  Hit me up, but either way you'll want to make it as the Steel City Con continues to grow, year in and year out!

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: San Diego Comic Con 2014
« on: July 28, 2014, 08:12 PM »


More image updates to our SDCC Coverage!  Again, Solrac and Darth_Anton knocked out extensive image galleries and information, so a solid thanks to both of you!  Great coverage, yet again. :)

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