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Other Toy Lines / Re: The Official 21st Century Toys Thread
« on: February 21, 2005, 04:16 AM »
Not a HUGE turn-out for Toy Fair unfortunately for 21st Century fans...

Plane guys went ga-ga over the first shots of the Avenger Torpedo Plane though, which does look admittedly neat to me but I'm honest to God sick of planes at this point.  Also 21st's first Jet as well.

I could care at this point though... 

They had limited items from 2 of their new licenses too, in the movie Sahara, as well as the first clear shots of the Platoon items we've seen (no mention on Platoon 1:18 figures though, just 1:6, which is bull****).

Only 2 Sahara figures in 1:18 and both pack-ins as well.   ::)

It appears 21st isn't supporting 1:18 beyond making planes and the odd land vehicle (Panzer, etc.)... 

The only real 1:18 figures they had were camo repaints of the Marines.  Color me underwhelmed.  I was hoping for the army builder packs to get some concrete backing, or to see the Japanese Infantry, or to see 1:18 Platoon, Sahara, and (pipedream) Skycaptain lines...  21st just basically told me (a 1:18 scale collector) to go piss off though I guess.

Oh well, BBI can have my $ since they're making WW2 infantry and paratrooper figures.

May a big dong slap 21st in the head if they're not gonna support 1:18 beyond planes and repaint planes though.  Screw them.

Joe Defender / Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
« on: February 21, 2005, 04:12 AM »
Oh I have no DOUBT that's the plan.

Hasbro:  "OK, so we'll off the 12 inch and 3.75 inch G.I. Joe brands, that way the market we have is focused on one scale we wanna test out with this new Sigma 6 Cartoon for the G.I.  Joe license"

That's completely plausible (maybe not the exact wording, hehe) in my mind.  The 3.75" line was really not doing poorly at all...  12" is competing where it has no place, but like 12" SW figures they need to stick a fork in it obviously.

They don't want fan attention separated from this 8" line though,a nd I do believe it's doomed to failure, and when it does we'll see a resurgence of the 3.75" line at least, and perhaps the 12" line in a maybe more limited format (IE: aimed squarely towards collectors of the vintage line).  At least that's my opinion.

Those 8" figures suck though.  Hideous things they are.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Terminator Toy Line... 4" Scale.
« on: February 21, 2005, 04:09 AM »
interesting...  You catch that at the show or elsewhere evenflow?

I'm still waiting for some damn pictures. :(

Newbies / Re: New to forum
« on: February 21, 2005, 04:08 AM »
You'll be doing fine I'm sure!

Welcome to the site...  Vintage always is a place we like to see new faces come in and contribute, and you'll be a welcome one being from overseas to so many of us here I think.

Thanks for stopping in...  Saying "hello" as well!  Anything you need or not sure about then just ask away.  Have a good time though, and enjoy yourself!


PS: You wouldn't hold any title on stupid threads, trust me.   ;)  We got plenty of those to go around with all the quality conversation too!

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Question on price for C3 Cader.
« on: February 21, 2005, 04:00 AM »
True...  But it's still your enjoyment is my point.  $95 + my gas $, plus my time off responsibilities that I have to make up, plus my Hotel cost, plus food...  I can add it all up, but to me it's what I pay to enjoy the show... 

My point wasn't so much the $95 tag I threw on there (costs more for all of us, of course)...  It's that I'm enjoying the show even if the figure wasn't part of the equation I guess, and that's my cost of going there, and the Vader doesn't factor into that at all to me.

Like I said, I can see $5 or so markup I guess, I dunno. 

Celebration III: Indianapolis / Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
« on: February 21, 2005, 03:56 AM »
Being someone who didn't attend C2, my opinion's a lot less valid, but to me (from what I'm reading) it seems like if you combine it with the magazine, and hyperspace, and then the supposed "perks" you get here and there...  Eh, I guess it's worth it.

Depends if you like the rag and the hyperspace access to go with it all...  The magazine I've always enjoyed enough, and the hyperspace access wasn't something I accepted willingly but it's yielded some benefits I enjoyed.  Get figures through them early is nice, though most of the time anymore I go in on a group purchase with local folks just to save shipping costs.

In the end it's worth it to ME, but I dunno how useful it is at the Celebration events...  People are saying it gets you in early, and others say it didn't do squat for them and they had just as good a time (and as long a wait) in line.  I dunno.   :-\

Hey Hasbro! / Re: How about some big troop transports???
« on: February 21, 2005, 03:51 AM »
Roboto my man,

Don't continuously reply to yourself in a short period of time ok?  Either modify your post using the button provided or actually wait for some conversation to flow from your topic.

In a span of about 10 minutes you wrote 3 replies to yourself though, so cool it down please.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Toy Fair exclusive Press Kit with figures
« on: February 21, 2005, 03:48 AM »
I laughed out loud at the $15 shipping actually.  That to me was the funny part.  Gouging shipping on top of things and all.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Question on price for C3 Cader.
« on: February 20, 2005, 11:56 PM »
Personally, while I've always appreciated the help in the past, I think it's up to the individual how to repay the person...  Otherwise it gets touchy.  It's a tough situation with con exclusives.

My POV on people claiming "recooping cost" is that the only cost involved is the cost of the item itself.  All other costs are tallied to one's personal enjoyment of going to the thing in the first place.  Like I can't buy up this figure and claim I want $10 or $20 compensation for my going to the con...  I'm gonna ENJOY the con, and I'd have been going if there wasn't a figure anyway...  if that makes sense. 

Personally I think with so many people bending over backwards to help, and with it being a Star Wars con and all, that unless you were going just to get these to distribute them to friends and stuff then charging extra isn't going to be looked upon too highly.

Maybe $5 or so...  That's bending things in my view though as while someone isn't gonna be spending the $95 or whatever to go to the con,t hey're also sitting at home and not getting to experience all there is at Celebration 3 either.  It's sort of a trade-off really.

Dave, you have to pre-order through the site, so head on over and put an order in.  :)

We're not allowed to actually sell anything AT the con I guess, so it's a pre-order only thing to drum up a little support for the site and the Celebration 3 presence overall.  Glad you're in for a shirt! 

People will be FFURG Green with Envy I am sure!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fun With Google
« on: February 20, 2005, 08:29 AM »

Words anyone on a SW forum can laugh at with a tinge of truth.

Next: Pony Up

The Prequel Trilogy / Re: ROTS Picture Thread
« on: February 20, 2005, 06:48 AM »
The uniform he's sporting looks very "REpublic"-esque like Faytonni's does.

These seem to be lead-ins to the Imperial uniforms I think...  Republic just naturally
blends into the Empire really.

They look sorta Napoleonic.  I dig that really, but it's very over-the-top in its own way too.
Maybe shows some of the extravegance the Republic had, and maybe shouldn't have.

BTW the re-appearance (seemingly) of Faytonni's character as possibly still being around
and in the Republic's actual military regulars/sentients (if that is the outfit) totally cans
the incredibly lame-ass EU story that Faytonni was a con-man in Republic military disuise.

It could be BS'd, but it's stretching that already terrible story thin, thank god.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Bachelor Parties
« on: February 20, 2005, 04:05 AM »
I made up for my lack of bachelorette parties (well, maybe at least 1 of them) last night.    ;D ;)

I've made up for my lack of bachelor parties in life many-a-time.  To me, it's fair to get compensated just for a bad evening by "making up for a bachelor(ette) party" if you want.  :)  It's livin' good is all!

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL Offseason
« on: February 20, 2005, 04:02 AM »
I second what Dale said.  Gretzky and Lemieux can bend over backwards on this but there's no saving the NHL season, I'm sorry. 

It was a pipedream I think.

Joe Defender / Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
« on: February 20, 2005, 03:59 AM »
And with that, every step I took TOWARDS Joe I can now take 2 back.

Any love for the line I had is gone since it's not being supported anymore.  **** Hasbro and their ill-fated decisions.  You can't tell me the 3.75" line didn't do well last year, even with repaints/reshipments. 

The 12" line was the anchor and it deserved at least being scaled back.  It's just not gonna last in the uber-competitive market that they were trying to compete in.  They didn't have anything beyond $1 store knock-off quality in comparison to Dragon or Sideshow.  They lost that war themselves.

To kill 3.75" though is stupid.  It's one of the only toylines I see relentlessly replenished...  To me they should've kept it running alongside the new scale, but whatever.  One less thing to be tempted by at least.

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