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Other Toy Lines / Re: Anyone collect other 1970s & 80s toy lines?
« on: October 3, 2014, 01:34 AM »
How big is the big ship from that line?  And how much?  Just curious. :P  Your top shelf there on the left, haha.  I've seen those and kinda wanted one for something.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: October 2, 2014, 03:31 PM »
We should probably set this thread to either have, or not have, spoilers perhaps.  Just links if people want to click them maybe.   :-\

I'm avoiding anything major.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Acid Rain - by Ori Toy
« on: October 2, 2014, 02:15 AM »
I posted my first Acid Rain Toys breakdown on our front page...  I wanted to look at the Speeder Mark II first since it's the smaller vehicle out on the market right now.  I think you'll dig it though, despite the price.  It's not in everyone's wheelhouse financially, but if it is, you'll love having one of these (if not more) on your toy shelf!  Trust me on this.  :D

Clicky to check it out!

Let me say, several things that surprised me...

-The packaging was more interesting than I usually let happen to myself.
-The pack-in paperwork is insanely cool...  not expensive, but the fact they gave you this one little sheet of paper?  It's awesome. 
-The figure is shockingly poseable.  Far more poseable than any GI Joe or Star Wars figure I've ever posed.
-They go above and beyond to create something seamless that makes you think this is all you get, when in reality it does a whole lot more and hides that it does transform beautifully.

Also, it's maybe the most nicely engineered and designed toy I have ever held...  ever.  It's really worth the $ to me.  I think you will be more than pleasantly surprised as well.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series 2014 Wave 4
« on: October 1, 2014, 11:04 PM »

I love my Snowspeeder Wedgie a lot more than I thought I would.  Besides the hands being awkward for the Luke figure base, I really appreciated that one.  It fills a hole in the collection shelf.

Customizing Tips and Tricks / Re: spray paint question
« on: September 30, 2014, 10:51 PM »
I've never painted a blaster with spraypaint to say one way or another but it's possible the paint reacted poorly with the plastic.  Not all paints react well with all plastics, so you may want to consider that.

Also, weather conditions determine drying times on any paint but especially spraypaints like that.  I'd look into these factors a bit more maybe.  Without knowing the conditions, the plastic type, how the paint reacts, it's tough to tell...  It's good to test it on a plastic like you're working on first to see what happens for sure.

In humid conditions though it can take quite a long time to dry too, even if everything else is ideal.  Humidity can really make paint do funky things.

Most paints don't cure for at least 24 hours though.  Sanding might help but at that small a scale you'd want to be cautious.

Conventions / Re: New York Comic-Con
« on: September 26, 2014, 07:31 PM »
The Rebels Panel may be quite interesting!  And I see Acid Rain World will have a presence.  I'm so down I can't go. :(

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: September 25, 2014, 02:25 PM »
Someone realized the Emperor's "All plastic and let's just hope it's ok" doctrine was dumb.

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Heroes series Electronic X-Wing at Sams Club
« on: September 24, 2014, 11:19 PM »
Weird thing about that is the R2 with the regular one has the light-pipe even that this one must use for the electronics.

That's a TON of X-Wings there.  Wal-Mart and Target seem to only get 2 or 3 at a time, haha.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: September 23, 2014, 09:21 PM »
Caught a little bit of it.  They're trying too hard to combine TWD with the DotD remake and infuse a little of their own "over-the-top" stuff they like to do with anything they make, and so I felt it came off pretty horrid.  Basically I watched 5 or 10 minutes and that was all I could stand.

THey really should just get the rights to every Star Trek series and movie, and air them non-stop forever.  It'd be their bread and butter.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Prototype Boba Fett (Walgreens)
« on: September 22, 2014, 05:29 PM »
Sounds like their buyer cares and was putting forth the effort to get more product.  That's pretty cool.

Once my local bud got his I quit looking.  I kinda like the idea of Walgreen's being involved since any competition is good, but man I hate exclusives for the most part.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Recent purchases
« on: September 22, 2014, 01:17 AM »
At another "local" (hour away, but what isn't for me?) Ollies I was able to find more sets...  Actually they had a ton still, this was on Saturday evening.  They have so many I doubt they're selling out.

I think some of the hype's overdone on these sets, personally.  Unless you lucked into the really good ones, or you didn't have half this stuff (as I didn't), most of it was all stuff that was WIDELY available in 2011.  I saw all these Jedi Fighters, the Droid ships (including the Gunship), the V19, the Snowspeeder, the Cloud Car...  Those things even went on sale and I recall the Vintage boxed snowspeeder on clearance at Target.  I saw Swamp Speeders, AT-AP's, Hovertanks, and most all of this stuff surfacing at Ollies and/or K-Mart, people just weren't buying much of it at the time.  I didn't see many Republic Artillery sets back when they were new but I recall quite a few reports of people who did, sooooooo...

So unless you're finding Mando Transports or the Jedi Speeder, which I don't think many saw those in any quanitity, these are just nice ships at great prices. 

Don't get me wrong, that's awesome, but I've seen some harping that this is once again a sign of Hasbro not getting people what they want, but I'd gladly point out my above statement that I don't think anything but two of these ships are really "rare" at all, and I'd say the Jedi Speeder is the ONLY one that I can attest is still short-packed.  I saw 3 sets with Mando Transports at the Ollies I hit and it's been that way in most reports I've personally heard.  The Jedi Speeder, it seems to be a one-off at any given place getting these.  It may be the only one that's legitimately "rare".  Though I will say I saw a 501st Hover Tank, and only one of it, and I honestly don't recall many of those on retailer shelves.  Go figure.

Anyway, my point with that long statement is this: The Snowspeeder/CC set is among the most quick to sell out, out of all of these (before even the Mando ship).  That, to me anyway, says this is less about "scalpers" or other phantoms people fear, and less about some made up Hasbro issue on the topic, and much more about good ships at a good price...  It's a novel idea, I know, but it just harkens to me that the only real gripe out there is that things are pricing themselves out of what the MAJORITY (IE: not us) are willing to pay on a whim.  I feel it's creating most of the other issues.  And thus Hasbro is trying to remedy this pricing issue, but they can't just create a new economic situation where they can deliver greatness for cheap, and what they can deliver for cheap the vocal minority (IE: us) simply complain about because it's not the ideal thing we want for half the price it costs to make it.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2014-15
« on: September 20, 2014, 02:30 PM »
 :-X I like 'em!  :-X

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels Hero Series X-Wing
« on: September 18, 2014, 04:46 PM »
Awesome.  :)

My Target actually sold 2 and my WM sold 1.  It is accomplishing its ultimate non-collector goal.  It's just gravy it's useful to collectors on any level.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Recent purchases
« on: September 18, 2014, 02:17 PM »
They don't have a spot on the floor, so they're going wherever, or back to the back of the store I'd assume.  I'm going to hit up a couple more KM's this weekend if I manage the time.  I've actually got a slightly more free Saturday to myself so I may get time to do this.

Ollies is much more on with finding them,w hich it turns out Ollies is far more numerous than I thought...  All the way to Indiana, Michigan, NY, NJ, and as far south as Georgia.  I'm shocked.  Used to only be a PA thing.  Believe they originated out this way.

Still, very east coast for the most part aside from OH, IN, and MI.  Most of the country doesn't have them to check even.  They are getting in a ton and dumping them all at once.  I have a feeling K-Mart's allotment wasn't to be out yet.

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