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Other Toy Lines / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 12, 2014, 09:05 PM »
But the point I was bringing up is, they do THOSE figures then do them in a set that in all essence a Lego...  And Lego's format works as it is.  Megablocks mimics it with something I think is more collector-oriented, but Lego is Lego and it works.  A figure that can interact in a lot of ways with the set.  With these, those figures interact one way, and that's it.  It just doesn't make sense.

Like why not just make a scene, and release these figures in those?  They may have articulation points, but they're anything but poseable...  Face it, any articulation they have is pretty much rendered moot.  They're as poseable as a 2002 Star Wars figure was, more or less.  The Governor doesn't look right in anything but his lazy boy recliner for instance.  Rick looks right shooting, but not much else.  Darryl looks right on the chopper and that's it.

If you want nice figures, just buy the 6" line ya know?  They're real figures, poseable, hyper detailed...  The playsets are neat, but what's the point of making it a "Lego" if you're not going to make it something you can really play with, set up differently, and have figures interact with it in ways besides a specific pose?  It's like this is trying real hard to be a detailed McFarlane figure in the realm of a Lego set which doesn't strive for hyper accuracy as much as playability generally.

There was a similar thing with the original LOTR line, and it bombed miserably.  Again, had they been basically TWD Mini-figures ala a Lego or Mega Blocks figure, or a Kreo type figure even (Mega Blocks would be my personal choice, as I think they've done amazing things with HALO, COD, etc.), I'd be all in on these I think.

Hell, Megablocks is even doing Zombies better!  Army builder packs, scenes of dilapidated buildings and things, all from COD's bonus game.

These are trying to be two different things it seems, and it doesn't work right I guess.  I love the TWD 6" line's looks, but I'd have bought into a TWD collectible block figure line of sets and figures, especially if they were a little better/less cute than a Lego figure I guess.  I'm always tempted to get a little pack of COD zombies when I pass them, just because I want a little hoard of zombies on my desk. :)

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Acid Rain - by Ori Toy
« on: November 12, 2014, 08:53 PM »
Wooooot!

And given the picture to turn-around for release, I'm guessing Laurels aren't far behind then. ;)

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Middle Earth / Re: The Hobbit -LEGO
« on: November 12, 2014, 07:47 PM »
Yeah I wasn't sure, and thought if it was anything it'd be that figure (which I don't have anyway) but it's not so that's fine I guess.

I wish they just did some better sets...  Why not Elf cavalry, or some Orc/Warg army building sets?  Hell, sets to army build eagles and other stuff would be kinda nice too.

And I so wish Smaug were his own kit, like the Creator sets...  He really deserves to be more than a pack-in undersized figure IMO.

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OK, making sense...  The kit figures look really good, built and everything.  I can't imagine they'd be real complex.  I wonder if they'll jive well with TBS 6" stuff at all, or no.  I think that'll be really interesting to see.

I'm still tempted to buy one of those kit Stormtroopers just to have on a shelf...  I've opted out of 6" TBS stuff yet these figures could totally get me hooked in.

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Middle Earth / Re: LOTR / Hobbit LEGO
« on: November 12, 2014, 01:21 AM »
I picked up the Galadriel/Elrond/Witch King set at K-Mart...  I blew Reward Points on it, so it was free.

They had all the sets but the one with Smaug, which is probably the only other one I want due to Smaug... The rest of it is just boring as can be.

Anyway, the Galadriel set is pretty awesome.  She's a really neat figure herself, and getting the Witch King too, and a (I think) unique Elrond in battle armor is all pretty good stuff.  The Witch King glows too, or at least his head does, and so he's looking goofy on my shelf in the shadows right now.

The background stuff just blends in with Dol Guldor bits and pieces.  It's junk.  $15 for 3 mini figs, basically, hurts, but it's as interesting as this year's assortment gets.  All the sets really just add to sets we already have, or that is how it feels I guess.  And there's so little new as far as figures.  It really bites.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 6
« on: November 12, 2014, 01:17 AM »
HOLIDAY may be on specific toys, not sure.  It just came to me today.

Kinda weird to give that specific code to enter, but it only works with certain toys, but then again HTS isn't exactly normal either.  :-\

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Their Joker, Batman, and Harley Quinn are gorgeous...  I think I'm gonna blow Diane's son's mind with those pics this week.  He loves all things Batman.

I'm interested in these...  I don't really understand the difference though between these, and like those kit figures we've seen too that are available on pre-order places for fair prices.  I thought that Stormtrooper looked amazing, personally, and may order one.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 11, 2014, 10:39 PM »
I saw these too, but I just don't get it...  Why do a set like that, but then figures like those?  The sets are neat, but wish they'd done figures ala Mega Blocks and how they've handled video game properties.  :-\

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars: Rebels - Class II Vehicles
« on: November 11, 2014, 10:37 PM »
Word on the street is someone got me an AT-DP and Inquisitor TIE at a pop-up TRU that opened this week, and I have coupons I plan to take and get the prices adjusted.  :D

First I've gotten a sniff of these, so I'm giddy.  We're always the ass end of distribution but these have really been slow going here.

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1 )  Death Squad Commander (Vinty is a nice base, but I want more than the new dude painted grey.  I want at least a new head and rank badge!)

2 )  Princess Leia Resculpt

3 )  Danz Borin (White Space Suit Dude)

4 )  Mosep Grand Moff Tarkin...  Use the new figure as a base, but get the colors right, and do the headsculpt justice with a better deco!

5 )  Black Tuniced Imperial Officer (any of the ones who had lines in ANH would be nice, but Daine Jir is my personal favorite pick...  Dude talks back to Vader!)

6 )  Captain Antilles (Rebel Fleet Officer) Resculpt
 
7 )  Tizvizzit (or how ever you spell it)

8 )  Garouff Lafoe (Cantina Snitch!  This guy's a dirtbag!  We need this figure, people.)

9 )  Jabba's Human Guard 1, Boelo (Special Edition, Tall Pointy Hat Guy)

10)  Jabba's Human Guard 2 (Special Edition, Large Bushy Bearded Guy)

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 6
« on: November 11, 2014, 08:22 PM »
Code HOLIDAY nets you free shipping.  All told, one probably washes out the other ultimately.  I miss 20% off and free shipping...  I'm sure all the whining about how things were packaged didn't help keep that going.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Acid Rain - by Ori Toy
« on: November 11, 2014, 08:05 PM »


Yes, that Laurel is a thing of beauty!!!!!!!! :)

This was pilfered from their Instagram btw.  They post a good deal of pics there, but otherwise getting info on this line is like pulling teeth.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 6
« on: November 11, 2014, 02:16 PM »
10HTSDISC is the current coupon code available.

10% off.

It's a pretty good wave of repacks, and while I'm not a fan of Hoth Luke's overall figure, it does knock out the variation.  And I'll take an astromech any day of the week if it's one we don't have yet, so there's that.

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels - 5 POA Animated Style Figs
« on: November 11, 2014, 02:13 PM »
Did it with Ezra, so it's kind of confusing not to do it with Sabine, but I'm guessing it's her hair, the animation style, and the shrinking of her head they'd have to do (or enlarging of the helmet) not looking right, which is keeping them from giving her a removable helmet.  Just my guess right now.  I'd not be shocked to see a helmetless version at some point.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 11, 2014, 04:10 AM »
I'm with you on that Nick...  I thought last week's was bad on a variety of levels.  I thought Beth's acting was meh at points, the premise of that place lasting that long that way, it was off to me somehow.  The courtyard with the cars was overrun but yet still how the police-ish people just come and go at random kidnapping people...  It was a goofy episode, to me.

I thought this week was vastly superior, if nothing else because it was an episode delving heavily into Abraham, and Eugene, which we've seen little of that at all in this show so far.  It got to the root of who they are, and why they are like they are.  I like flashbacks because I like the backstory, and the seeing other groups or other places.

I feel like next week looks a good bit more intense, and I appreciate that, but I appreciated this week a good bit.  Last week, it just didn't work as well.  I'm usually more apprehensive about new people when they're intro'd but those guys just felt like Rick would cook and eat them or something.  I dunno. 

On TD they did say that they were following the comic storyline on Abraham's past, if you're referring to WHY he was killing those guys in the store, Nick.  I hadn't read them so I didn't know any of that till they said it there.

The Abraham/Rosita scene would've been better if character placement were rearranged for it.   :(

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