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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.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Windows 10 ISO available
« on: July 30, 2015, 06:47 PM »
I'm also sitting on my ass waiting to see what others stumble upon.  Never first up the trail.

As it is they put out a security update that's freezing win 7 machines last week that pissed me off insanely.  Download, and during the reboot process, your machine freezes.  Totally f'n stupid and I had to ultimately shut off auto updates till they fix their fix.

Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: July 30, 2015, 02:35 PM »
Stupid FunkBLOW!!!!11!!

Hasbro was quite hosed on exclusives years back...  Collectors demanded outlets for con stuff, got it, and they were taking a bath on stuff.  This is a two-way street.  Like I've been saying, at least they didn't make the actual toy exclusive in some way.  You think this was bad, try being an IJ fan several years back.  That was fun.

This is all a marketing thing.  Thus this toy's hype was started on actual news outlets, not fan sites.  I feel bad for people that really wanted it and missed it, but there is always the argument that the people at sdcc went through worse to get theirs so why should they not get something special?  I don't know how much I agree with that but I can see the point. 

And while I know people want them to can stuff like this all together, Hasbro has a business to run and I think they'll always look at a hype machine like this as business first and collectors 2nd.  But to be fair to them, they tried hard by making it packaging only.  They've danced on that edge for years leading up to this. 

I agree wholeheartedly with Rob/Jeff too that a number or factors will drop prices.  He'll my friend for one for $90 to his door weeks ago.  That is $60 above its cost.  How much is $60 worth to you I guess?  I have never paid above retail for a modern toy, but one I want and didn't buy years back is on my radar now.  I may have to cave.

I wish hasbro could give everyone one who wanted one, and not be stuck with any beyond that.  That's never happened in this line's history though, that I can think of.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
« on: July 27, 2015, 06:56 PM »
They will look beyond awesome with the Aliens they made though so count me in for two Power Loaders and 2x each fig!  :D

Gonna hope for EE to carry these.  Wish I had some confirmation!  I have a Hicks from Hot Toys but this looks better IMO.  Hudson I can't wait to see.  Game over man game over!!!!

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