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Other Toy Lines / Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
« on: July 27, 2015, 06:02 PM »
Awesome, but I don't think they will look right next to my Funko figures...

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Looks like a buy 1 get 1 50% off character apparel, toys, backpacks, school supplies....

I'm just wondering if he had a coupon or if there is a Target sale going this week.

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SCORE!  Target had the Han and Taun Taun and it rang up for $24.99.  Grabbed a second for $12.50, two of them out the door for the $40 that it would cost at WalMart for one!

Why was the second one only $12.50?  That's a great deal!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: '67 Shelby Cobra found after 45 years
« on: July 26, 2015, 05:36 PM »
Wow that is a nice looking ride.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: July 26, 2015, 05:35 PM »
Caught Ant Man last weekend and it easily cracked the top five from Marvel for me.  Great storyline and the right mix of action and humor with lots of little ties into the bigger Marvel U. I keep waiting for something Marvel to fail,  but everything they touch turns to gold. 

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The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Legends
« on: July 24, 2015, 12:16 AM »
I would want them all but I went with Angela.

Out of that lot, I will only buy Angela.  Voted.

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The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Legends
« on: July 23, 2015, 08:00 AM »
I want to want that set, but the figure expressions are all so bland and bored.  This would be a great set for an Avengers Attend 3-Hour Financial Planning Workshop display. 

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Bond, James Bond
« on: July 22, 2015, 01:32 PM »
That does look good.  I have been meaining to catch up on my Bond movies, but haven't carved out the time...

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Cool stuff Jeff!  Do you know if the comic has exclusive content or just an exclusive cover?  I subscribe to all the IDW Transformers titles, but haven't kept current with the storylines for a while now.   :-\

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The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Legends
« on: July 22, 2015, 01:27 PM »
Thanks!  I am seeing the Ant-Man wave all over, but no new Spidey yet.  There's no one in that wave that I'm interested in buying.

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Wow!
« on: July 21, 2015, 02:46 PM »
Thanks!  I redid the display case since you were there last to fit in the Euro-Droid Factory base.  It was like solving a puzzle to get one more thing in there, but I like the way it finally worked out.

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The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Legends
« on: July 21, 2015, 02:45 PM »
I was snapping a few shots of my vintage SW collection this morning, so grabbed a couple from my Marvel display as well.  Try to look past the poor quality - these are just some quick phone-camera shots. 

My center display has Avengers and friends past and present.  I'll have to try this one again as you can't see a lot of the characters in the back like the Young Avengers team.



This one is my version of Marvel vs. DC with the Avengers going up against the Justice League/Super Friends.  I tried to match a counterpart for each figure and was surprised to find how much overlap there is in terms of the figure concepts/powers.  Obviously the personalities are radically different, but think about some of these matchups.  I know they're not all perfect, but still a cool comparison I think.



Namor vs. Aquaman
Giant Man vs. Apache Chief
Ms. Marvel vs. Starfire
Ant Man vs. Atom
Quicksilver vs. Flash
Hawkeye vs. Green Arrow
Scarlet Witch vs. Raven
Huntress vs. Black Widow
Thor/Storm vs. Superman/Supergirl
Batman vs. Captain America
Iron Man vs. Green Lantern
Wonderman vs. Black Lightning
Black Knight vs. Samurai
Hawkman vs. Black Panther

The last one I'll show today is the Marvel Movie Universe.  I have the Avengers on one side, Guardians on the other.  Ant-Man's already in the mix along with War Machine.  I was going to skip the TRU exclusive 3-pack, but once I made this display I wanted to add in Fury, Coulson, and Hill.  I beefed up my Guardians with some of the figures from the comic (Nova, Ms. Marvel, Angela, etc.).  I'll probably swap those guys out as the Movie Universe figures build.  Hoping they come out with a Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Vision, and Netflix Daredevil to add to the lineup soon.



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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: July 21, 2015, 02:20 PM »
Took some time to break out the European Droid Factory this weekend.  I love this thing.  Its like an alternate reality version of the Droid Factory we got in the U.S.  The pieces are pretty comparable, but the base and stickers for it are entirely different.  The other big differences are the placement of the parts, the blueprints, and the swapping of the central crane for a droid loading feature.  Sadly, that last piece is the only thing missing from this set.  There is supposed to be a little bolt with a string at the top of the ramp.  The other end of the rope connects to the droids you make, so with your friend gravity, you can make the droids slowly climb or descend the ram as you turn the bolt.  In looking at the directions, I think this bolt is actually the same piece that holds the two crane arms together, so I may take apart a spare at some point to recreate the effect. 

Here are some additional pictures.  I put the RD units side by side to show the coloring differences in stickers and parts (Europe on the left).  The UK sticker is obviously faded, but seems like a matte finish versus the more glossy US version.  The differences are much easier to see in person.  So happy to have this one in the collection.  This was the last vintage holy grail for me, which is very good because I'm completely out of space now...








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Vintage Kenner / Re: Wow!
« on: July 21, 2015, 02:07 PM »
That's actually an older photo.  Here's a more recent shot.  I think I was holding the slot open for an alternate version of Endor Han (one with printed lapels and one without) or a Blue Lightsaber variation of Jedi Luke.  I think I filled in a brown haired farm boy Luke and shuffled everything down at some point. 



I hear what you're saying Rob, but it's totally worth the price for me.  It's an entertainment value and experience of having them preserved just the way I remember them from my childhood.  Using your logic, I'd never buy a new car or house, never pay for cable TV or go out to a movie, etc.  Lots of things in life have diminishing value, and while they will probably fall apart someday I haven't seen any evidence of that yet.  These things are 30+ years old now and the packages haven't deteriorated at all since they've been in my possession.  It helps that I keep them in a cool, dry basement with LED lights and acrylic protectors.  Easily my favorite part of the collection.  Maybe I'd view it differently if I thought of them as an investment, but that's just a potential side benefit for me.

Phrub - I don't know what you mean.  These bad boys are the elite.  They never had the sheer terror of getting smacked on the floor, being used as an animal chew toy, or being shot at with bee bees.  They are surrounded by friends on all sides and have an awesome view of my entire collection, unlike loose figures that get boxed away in some dark closet.  These guys are always the first to receive praise when I bring someone new into the room.  They also have the peace of mind in knowing that they'll never be garage sale fodder.  As for the price stickers, I tried peeling a few off in my early days, but found its not worth the risk of a tear, residue, or even discoloration.  Over time I've found I really like seeing the old tags on there anyway. 

And that's not to say I don't liberate the rest of my vintage toys.  Freedom reigns in my SW room...




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Vintage Kenner / Re: Wow!
« on: July 20, 2015, 01:04 AM »
Meh - to each their own.  I love the look of my carded vintage.


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