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Messages - Jesse James

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Yeah I'm with Nick on this...  I remember all the incessant bitching on those Wave 1 figures, and I said at the time to just wait and see...  And here, Wave 1 sold out, twice, by the movie's release.  Wave 1 carry overs and the Han are all also selling.  They weren't a hindrance at all...  Hell, all it took was the movie releasing to blow out all the Chewbaccas my nearest WM had, and it had a lot (this particular store got in a TON of Wave 1, twice).

Case packs...  Can be argued all day long as to the why's, and Hasbro has said it's getting increasingly difficult to do 3.75" SA for a justifiable price...  I don't have much reason to disbelieve this, personally, but whatever.

I think it's kinda ****** of WM to not offer them online.  Exclusives are a pain, we all agree there.  WM surely isn't handling any of theirs with much skill it seems.  Look at the BF Trooper for instance.  The X-Wing too.  Bad place for these to land, but not many others would've handled it well either.

And if Amazon got them we'd have unending bitching/"news" about them being damaged in shipping, if TRU got them we'd have unending bitching/"news" about the price or stock boys "scalping" them...  Target it'd be price and people bitching about the DPCI trick selling out of all the good stuff, and blah blah blah... 

I have seen all of them now in person (still don't have some of wv3 though for myself) and I have to say, I just hope there's still TFA SA 3.75" figures to buy because that's all I want and get truly excited about to collect that has Star Wars slapped on it.

I'm not happy I can't walk into a store and find these, or order them online and avoid hassle too though.  Ideally WM would put these up for pre-order, but they're not a collectible shop.  And EE doesn't potentially have the buying power to support a continuing assortment of exclusive action figures like we want.  Consider these designer toy lines out there, which put out limited stuff over long periods of time, and for considerable price.  $14-ish sucks as it is to most people, so just imagine the same toy for $20.  :-X

But hey, this is an old argument at this point.  I just hope I get more stuff. :)

I'd be fine with any/all, but my wishes would be SA Han, Poe in Resistance duds, and a new FO character (any character, but Snowie would work for me).

Anything else though...  I'd probably not complain.  Rey in her costume from the end isn't real high on my list, nor would a Chewbacca TFA be, but yeah whatever.  I just am enjoying what they have done enough that I don't want the party to stop.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
« on: January 3, 2016, 05:09 PM »
Hiya have now pictured Hudson all painte up and stuff.  These have been now pushed to Q1 2016 which was expected.  I guess paint issues and an issue with accessories is the hold-up.  Either way I'm ok waiting if the quality is there.  I really want 2 loaders but one for now will suffice.  I'd like a few of each colonial marine too.  So far Hicks, Hudson (game over man!  Game over!) and a guy from Aliens: Colonial Marines are coming so that's a nice mix.  I'm really hopin they sneak in Bishop and Ripley...  Some steady gun grunts would be nice, especially Vasquez. 

If the loader sells, perhaps they'll try the apc? :x one can hope!

The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Jungle/Space/Snow/Desert Line
« on: January 1, 2016, 05:21 PM »
I was surprised by the actual lack of variation in the vehicles... there's TIE's and X-Wings, and they're on a mission that's heavy on bombing, but no Y-Wings?  I was hoping for an A-Wing too...

Yeah, it's too bad there were no A-Wings or Y-Wings for them to turn into toys.  Now we won't be able to bitch about how ridiculous it is they are charging us $40 for an A-Wing or $90 for a Y-Wing.  :P

Hah this is what I was thinking.

I would've liked to have seen AWings but the Y-Wing was relatively antiquated by Endor so 30 years on, short of a new model ala the XWing, meh.  BWings sort of supplanted YWings too though larger so not good for your all-too-common trench runs. :)

I'd have been into a new design fighter even.  Or the infamous QWing!

Other Toy Lines / Re: Acid Rain - by Ori Toy
« on: December 31, 2015, 07:10 PM »
I've seen a good bit more of late on Instagram, out of an asian show...  More worker/civilian type figures, 3 Laurels (a Hiroshima specific one and one from maybe Tokyo?  Both with their own tools, and it looks like their own pilots as well).

Also a MkI Speeder variant, Sand with what look like large water-cooled machine guns...  While that's all neat and stuff, the MkI Speeder is, without a doubt, my least liked item they've made.  It's like $90, and it's TINY by comparison to every other piece, and has the least amount of movable parts.  Also the figure it comes with is very glossy compared to others.  It's easily their worst piece for the price.  It's neat in a way, but has more flaws than others and the least value any of them delivers.

Here is a link to it:

So a "variant" is far less interesting to me.  It's gonna cost the same or more I'd assume.  I knew this was coming, just not as interesting as the Laurel Worker variations which are numerous.

Also the Flak Bike has re-emerged, with the trailer, and pumpkins.  Again, I don't get why the Flak Bike has a trailer, and pumpkins, but I like all of it.  It's gonna cost though, I can see it coming.  It's a fair size, it transforms in what looks to be a complex manner, and the treads are all 3 individual linked tracks and stuff.  That one's gonna hurt and I was wanting a few.  :-X :-[

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: December 31, 2015, 07:05 PM »
They cut Ewan McGregor (who recorded new stuff) with a clip of Alec Guinness to get the OWK stuff in the flashback/vision sequence.  I read that in some article on Yahoo recently...  Pretty nutty.

I think if I saw it for a bit less I'd maybe bite at that point.  Having all of it but the Jabba makes it such a waste for me though at much above $50.  :-\

For some reason my WM Jabba is in nice shape too.  Was pondering giving it a clear coat actually, just incase.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: First Order Stormtrooper Transport
« on: December 28, 2015, 07:07 PM »
When I saw the Lego design, I fell in love with it...  military stuff, I just dig it in Star Wars.

That said...  I've felt like the FO sure have as little regard for their troops as the old Empire did, with the forward-facing ramps and all.  The Higgins Boats were as they were because the design warranted it.  In Star Wars, you'd think they'd at least have side-opening doors, haha.  But still, Empire gonna Empire and stuff so I dig it.  TIE's seem about as ****** as ever too as well, save for the 2-seater's obvious enhancements.

I thought vehicle designs were pretty nifty this film in general.  Much cooler than some of the PT stuff that came out.  See my praise of the Snowspeeder "Speep" I can't get enough of.  Hoping I can find more of it at this point.  Wish it'd be on sale, but I'll suffice with just finding one or two more at retail.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: December 28, 2015, 07:02 PM »
I'm hearing a lot of the "masked for no reason", and all I wonder is...  Then why are so many other people masked?

It wasn't like Vader was the only guy wearing a mask in Star Wars.  :)

Perhaps Ren's mask helps him tactically like a Stormtrooper helmet?  Why not, ya know?

To me it's like complaining about people wearing capes in Star Wars...  There are quite a few who do, despite the utter impracticality of it.  Why not a mask then?  It could be just for the (at least I felt this way) implied intimidation purposes.  Dicking with people, keeping them from knowing what's underneath.  Who knows.

Man, I never got all the last round.  ::)  Making it easy not to care at the moment.  >:(

Saw this wave today actually.  I wasn't sure whats new or not.  Felt like a lot of 6" turnover last month or so.

The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Class II Vehicle Sets
« on: December 26, 2015, 10:30 PM »
Saw dimensions for the "Speep" as I am deeming it...  Vehicles designation even jives with the idea and calls it a "utility" vehicle ala a Jeep.  Anyway though it seems like Hasbros is fairly on the $ for scale and the smaller ones (mm, titanium, etc.), are small. 

Gotta say its one of my fav pieces from the line.  I'm easily entertained.  The Sandspeeder makes a nice military vehicle as well.  Little meh on the cast silver plastic but kinda cool looking and a nice deco away from being really nice.  Definite Rebel look.  Neat details like the seat and tread plating on the space for the gunner.

Wish I had a scale cannon for the Speep, but that'll have I be on the to-do list.  I'd honestly like a couple more of that for Imperial era decoes.

Other Collectibles / Re: Medicom 6" MAFEX Star Wars figures
« on: December 25, 2015, 09:12 PM »
Are there any scale comparisons to the Bandai kits anywhere I'm not seeing?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Festivus, for the rest of us!
« on: December 23, 2015, 05:56 PM »
Yeah that about sums it up. :)

But hey, it's a hobby so it's fun.  Everyone's JUST having a good time, right?

Oh and you forgot "I also don't like the movie, but also don't like that I can't buy the toys I hate, to the movie I dislike".

That last one was a doozy.

Other Collectibles / Re: Medicom 6" MAFEX Star Wars figures
« on: December 23, 2015, 05:42 PM »
What's price on these typically run, if anyone has an idea?

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