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The Force Awakens / Re: The Force Awakens 3.75" Basic Figure Line
« on: August 13, 2015, 02:11 PM »
I'm not into 5POA but as a customizer I can make Phasma poseable no problemo.  Others won't be so easy with the robes and all but Phasma looks easy peasy.  I can pick some up on sale.

I still don't quite get what they build there.  Is that like a droid or what?

Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: August 10, 2015, 06:22 PM »
12" chewbacca was flocked once too.  GI Joes shffered from Joe pattern baldness from headgear and general play wear too.  Kinda weird looking.

If it's cusrom, someone is pretty adept at sculpting and has an eye for detail.

And you may be mad...  Or not...  By the end of it. :-\

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: '67 Shelby Cobra found after 45 years
« on: August 6, 2015, 09:59 PM »
Not many original colors to pick on Shelbys iirc so they do tend to have some frequent similarity...  Like red mustangs etc. 

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Black Series Rumors
« on: August 6, 2015, 08:42 PM »
I didn't say it'd be repacked wave 7/8.  :-*

Think people are blowing stacks early on articulation is all.

I don't think Hasbro has thrown towel in on articulated 4", I just have a "feeling" it'll be something of an aside for collectors and not a focus.  IE, TFA is obviously a focus and will be for the majority of items but the OT/PT isn't gone to Disney, and that would be the best way to do articulated 4" stuff...  For now.  TFA articulated maybe later?  Either way, strong indications 4" articulated isn't as "dead" as some want to imply I believe.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Black Series Rumors
« on: August 6, 2015, 05:11 PM »
I would NOT count on SA TFA yet...  Wouldn't discount OT/PT filling that TBS3.75" slot though. :x

99 was the sort of first time articulation was starting to jump from the 6POA stuff.  Commtech era saw some extra points.  Usually a figure with just elbows/wrists, or just knees and maybe a single elbow. 

It's cool looking back to think of that stuff now.

AOTC saw some horridly underarticulated stuff.  5 would've been generous.

To me, this pales in comparison to '02 in that regard.  And then when '02 was moving into '03, there were some passable figures and some better than passable (I still buy Dodonna/Antilles if I see them for a fair price).  Then again I still buy ASP-7's like theyr'e going out of style.  And even POTF2 2-1B's too.  And the Commtech Gonk...  Not everything lacking articulation is junk to me. 

Though I will say, the price has to be right on that stuff to me, but you've also got to realize costs to manufacture in China are vastly different now than they were then.  And don't count on Hasbro shifting manufacturing to India, Vietnam, or another country with the means/tech to do complex plastics mold work, and whose socio-economic progress is behind that of China.  That's not something Hasbro can do on a whim obviously.

ANyway though, I still like collecting when it comes up.  I usually find something I enjoy a lot.  That Han Carbonite has been a blast to me.  Perfect?  No.  But fun. :)  And I am quite sure Hasbro isn't folding up shop on articulation completely yet as well.

I kinda figured that, for the TFA figures...  right?

I mean do you want a 4" articulated Ren and a 4" non-articulated Ren on the pegs together? 

What I'm curious about is non-TFA...  Which is happening.  :-*

Bout sums it up.  :)

Saw a few folks chastised Hasbro over those WM shippers.  *shrugs*  :-\

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: July 31, 2015, 07:41 PM »
Iirc the original is king of a thick PVC like plastic...  That looks like more an abs.  Usually can be told by feel tho.  Like the imp attack base is more the PVC-ish plastic while Dagobah or the Death Star are abs-like, as comparisons go.

I haven't had a DF in my collection for years tho to recall how rhe US one is made. 

This is true.  People will need their BP meds that day either for anger or excitement I suppose.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Windows 10 ISO available
« on: July 31, 2015, 02:09 AM »
I don't DL much and am generally careful...  So yeah.  I've backed up stuff recently because of that as well, but I'm not pissing with a reinstall and stuff.  I'd like to jump right into 10 but I'm reluctant because MS is MS, and MS likes to put out product riddled with tech crabs.

BTW, not a huge mac guy, just know I've been down buggy update lane before.  And to have one, a security one that was important and all, do this right before the 10 update?  Yeah, kinda ****** timing to sour me and make me nervous.

I didn't like "new" Windows either...  The kids have it on their gaming rig, which as the family's IT guy, I f'n hate to fix.  Between them screwing things up on their own, and using an OS I just didn't dig, I hate it.

WalgreensBLOW!!!!111!!! or something or other... 

Seriously though, 9/4 is going to be weird if these places manage not to pee out everything first.  That'll be the big if.  But Walgreens, if they'd never said anything, who'd think to even go there on 9/4?   ::)

Vintage Kenner / Re: Wow!
« on: July 30, 2015, 07:48 PM »
Yeah I dig the Sand Speeder (custom I'm assuming, not real proto) in that one pic.  Think I saw one eons ago someone did but modernized a bit, but never seen another one since.

Had a modernized idea on my customs plate years ago and never did it.  Got sidetracked with an actual EU design ultimately.  I always dug those old things like Mongo Beefhead and the tandem X-Wing in FSWTC though.

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