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My brother got in on it...  I don't know what but all I know is he said I can have some skeletons, and I like skeletons so that's cool.

See how much this thing made?  They hit that $90k and then some. :)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Regional Pop (Soda) You Love?
« on: July 18, 2014, 03:04 AM »
Hmmm, I wonder if you can get 1919 shipped?  I'm intrigued by this root beer now.

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Hero Series Millennium Falcon
« on: July 17, 2014, 05:53 PM »
That Falcon, just from a "detail" POV, actually sports some nice intricacy to it...  I'm actually somewhat impressed.  I don't know what scale it is at 2' long though.  I could see people sprucing it up possibly for smaller scale comparison.  It may be in the 1/32-ish range, or smaller.  I still won't buy one.  Space and all.  I could see that getting touched up by modelers though.

I'm still curious about the X-Wing myself...  It's pretty damn close to figure scale.  It'll take work, but if it's as detailed as this Falcon is, I can see the work being well worth the effort.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Regional Pop (Soda) You Love?
« on: July 17, 2014, 05:31 PM »
Damn.  I may need to travel to MN.  That's pretty awesome stuff, especially that you can get it by the keg.  Can you get that stuff anywhere, or just particular places?  That Killebrew seems to have a baseball theme going on.  Figured maybe it was sold only at the Twins park or soemthing.

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Hero Series Millennium Falcon
« on: July 16, 2014, 10:50 PM »
Yeah I don't know many kids anymore to know if that Jakks thing is "cool" or not...  It's big.  Kids like big crap I guess, but I dunno.  It's not something I'd want, even when I was younger.  I think I liked small scale stuff like trains and models and things.  Probably the only reason I don't get more into 1/6 figures now.

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Hero Series Millennium Falcon
« on: July 16, 2014, 09:31 PM »
Different manufacturing process...  these are rotocast toys, and the BMF's a multi-part injection molded toy.  Rotocasting's cheap but simplified...  Like a pink flamingo is rotocast generally.  The BMF's complex, electronic, labor-intensive, etc.

I'd assume they see this as something they can roll out again for the films as well... It's of an iconic (a true use of that word, not a "collector" use of it where we think everything's iconic, haha) ship, simple to make, large and "impressive" to look at, not absurdly heavy.

$60 isn't cheap to me either and I'd be picky on what I spent that on...  But compared to the ever-inflating price of the BMF?  If I had to guess why they didn't go smaller, it's that they want something visually impressive but still moderately affordable and more likely to sell than something $100 and well beyond.  *shrugs*

That's my guess anyway.  I'm sure many of these choices are to meet demands from retailers as well.  We suffer from that stuff too.

I wouldn't doubt that we'll see these ships, or at least the Falcon, again soon...  Same as that giant Vader from Jakks Pacific.  I can't imagine that won't be returning despite collector's opinions on it.  It's a big, goofy, "wow fact" thing, at a lower price.

I'm not personally interested in this Falcon, but I am pretty sure they don't care if I am either.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Regional Pop (Soda) You Love?
« on: July 16, 2014, 08:51 PM »
Anyone had the homemade root beers some places sell?  I know a few restaurants locally that do that, so I assume that's pretty common in other cities too... 

It's a strong taste.  Lot of the Licorice aftertaste generally.  Is this something folks dig?

A lot of places here that sell a lot of micro-brews tend to be the places with the home made Root Beer on tap.  Love that stuff!  My grandmother used to make her own, and let it sit in the rafters of the house.  Man, that was good stuff.

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Hero Series Millennium Falcon
« on: July 16, 2014, 08:48 PM »
People are mad about this thing, but they already made US a Millenium Falcon, so why not a cheap one for kids to enjoy, and for retail to move more quickly, than a $150-$200 item, ya know?  That's all they're doing here.

Clearly price point is a major focus for Hasbro right now...  Get things affordable to sell more quantity.  Stuff like this is a necessity.  Not my cup of tea either, personally, but the need's not lost on me either.  It's how I view 5POA figures.

My fear there is Hasbro's going to take 4" completely that direction and 6" the collector line.  I think that's a still very real possibility in the near future.  Especially with new films rolling out, which obviously will grab for the kid dollar and attention far harder than they'll grab for ours.  :-\

Stuff like this Falcon though, it's pretty cool for a kid I think...  Especially when kids can't get that $50, $60, or far more expensive ship that we can blow $ on and not bat an eye.

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels Saga Legends Figures
« on: July 16, 2014, 08:43 PM »
Makes sense lumping all the 5 POA into one basic line like that.  All the Legends/CloneWars/Legacy stuff was a disaster from self-competition standpoint.  As it is, there's still Mission Series and so there's still really 3 lines.  Breaking Rebels off from Legends would be even more separation, and of the stuff you want that target demographic to focus on.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Acid Rain - by Ori Toy
« on: July 16, 2014, 08:00 PM »
Being basically import toys, the price is what it is to me...  If I want an import toy bad enough, I usually jump over a price hurdle.  I'm not wild about it though, either.  It stings.

I figure though, the quality's miles above anything Star Wars has done lately.  Imagine a Star Wars vehicle like the Snowspeeder rocking a paintjob like an Acid Rain toy?  Good lord.

That said, Star Wars stuff is domestic and SHOULD cost us less since these Acid Rain toys cost less in Asian markets generally (heard in China they're downright cheap even, for what you get, though limited).

I'm anxious to see where this line's going now.  It's small so it'll be slow I think.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
« on: July 15, 2014, 06:28 PM »
Given it's an import, extra hands, the egg and hugger...  I'm pretty sold on it being basically a mini-SS figure.  That trumped the price.  Plus I'm not jumping scales (I'm sticking to that, haha) so 4" or bust.  I have the Hot Toys Snap Kit guys, and some Microman Alien Warriors (which are awesome, came with basically some of the same stuff, and cost a lot more).

I'm anxious for the Marines and Power Suit at this point...  If they're even remotely close in quality, I'm impressed.

Their human figures (Our War line) are hit/miss.  The quality's there but there are tweaks needed to perfect those.  I'm curious to see how they'd go.  They really do creatures perfectly though, so they've got the ability and then some I think to really put out incredible toy lines.

I'd like to see a price cut to something under $20.  $15.99 would be more reasonable to buy multiples of anything they make I think.  Their Our War line is about $10/per, but blister packaged, and re-uses a lot of parts.

12" Figures / Re: SS 1/6 C-3P0
« on: July 15, 2014, 02:39 AM »
Yeah.  I think it boils down to how they'll do it that's more interesting, at least to me...

Will it include anything?  Eyes light up?  Vac-metal?  What's the articulation going to be like?  All that junk.

Like R2, the sculpt's pretty reusable if they feel like it.  That's good for them anyway.  Should make the price on 3P0 not outrageous knowing that they can recycle.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
« on: July 15, 2014, 02:34 AM »
Friend of the site Melvin hooked me up with multiple images of the Alien Warrior, which is insane.

First, these come with extra sets of hands, eggs, and facehugger, plus a simple but visually appealing environmental stand (in this case, a simple steel grate floor).  That alone, I'm hooked a lot more now knowing that they're like a high-end figure in a small scale rather than just an alien in a box. 

It's something that, if Hasbro (haha) were to up the ante on Star Wars figures, I think "posed" hands ala a Sideshow figure would be the way to go.  Vader with a fist hand, and pointing, and an choking, and just plain holding a saber, would be pretty awesome.

It's like the last step they can make really, but I digress.

The Alien does come with these hands though, and that's neat because it gives them a little character (imagine it on something a lot less "animal" like?  Just sayin' it's a great idea Hiya Toys is basically pioneering here).  These are a great little idea, and something I've tried to customize a bit myself just for extra realism should I want it.

The articulation looks sick as hell, and the paint apps are something we've not seen in quite a while on a Star Wars figure.  Comparatively speaking, this is pretty outstanding stuff, especially for essentially a Chinese company's imported toy (IE: Not an American toy made in China but for the US market).

The price stings a little...  $22-ish is pricey for any figure, but I bought the Hot Toys Snap Kits by the case, and basically this is similarly priced (adjusting for inflation).  So I can't gripe a lot.

The detail, wow...  I'm anxious now, more than ever, to see these do well so the company hopefully continues this line to include the Power Suit and Colonial Marine figures (even if they're just generic non "Aliens" ones).

Click the thumbnails below to check out each image, and a big thanks to friend of the site Melvin for sharing:

Other Toy Lines / Re: Acid Rain - by Ori Toy
« on: July 14, 2014, 11:56 PM »
If I'd not JUST paid off something, I would not have bought this.  It's a quasi-reward to myself for something I did for Diane's house.  I figured I was owed something, even if I had to buy it myself.

That's poor man's rationale.

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