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Sold out for remainder of SDCC. :o

Let the complaining begin.

Nice to see sane, rational toy collectors are still the norm at SDCC.   ::)

People getting punched, getting pushed, getting robbed - just to try and buy an exclusive box and booklet.  I feel really bad for the actual fans trying to buy this thing, with a line full of slimeballs and re-sellers looking to make (or steal) a quick buck.  :-\

Ridiculous behavior.  These people are idiots.  That said, I think the whole "exclusive" nature of stuff like this just breeds that kind of behavior.  What is the need to make this thing exclusive to SDCC?  Are they selling more this way than they would have using other outlets or making it available online?  Haven't people learned from Black Friday?  Mix high demand with low availability and you get explosive consumers.  Yeah, I know the same figure will be released at retail later on, but that only satisfies the non-crazies. 

Not justifying idiotic behavior, but not surprised to see it under the circumstances either.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2015
« on: July 10, 2015, 11:05 AM »
Anger is just the flip side of passion after all, and the depth of the anger is commensurate with the level of passion that kept this line of toys going for the past 30+ years or whatever. But no question there is a very significant portion of idiocy and entitlement mixed in there too.

Agree.  I can't fault the people for being angry... but I do dislike the trend some websites have of catering to those angry folks, whipping them into frenzies to the point that their very vocal minority is treated like a majority opinion... or at least presented to Hasbro as such.

I don't know.  I read most of this and just have laugh.  I have been collecting Star Wars for 37 years.  I have a 16' x 24' room dedicated exclusively to Star Wars merchandise.  I'd call myself a pretty big fan and collector.  Yes, I've had frustrations with availability, pricing, character selections, etc. over the years, I can't really recall a time that I was ANGRY about any of it.  Disappointed? Sure.  But I don't get the sheer anger and rage that seems to be rising up about this stuff. 

- Mad about the distribution?  Relax, it will get here eventually.  Is there anything in Hasbro's history that hasn't come around eventually?  Even rare packaging differences can be found for 'okay' prices on the secondary market.  Third party transformer collectors pre-pay for stuff that doesn't show up for a year. 

- Mad about the pricing?  If figures shoot up 50% in cost (which they have not), how much does that really impact you?  So you would have spent $1,000 on toys (say that aloud to a non-collector without flinching) and now you spend $1500 or buy a little less.  Not a life changer.  Don't get me wrong - I'm a huge deal shopper, but if you can afford these things in the first place, you can probably afford to spend a little more or buy a little less. 

- Mad about the product?  This is totally off the wall, but how about not buying it?  If I go to the store to buy strawberries and they don't look fresh I just don't buy them.  If I go to buy shoes and they don't fit, I don't buy them.  If Hasbro makes crap I don't really like, I don't buy it.  You don't need to have everything just because they made it.

I love that people are passionate about Star Wars and their collections, but I just can't wrap my head around the Anger.  If you're getting angry about your hobby and how you spend your already limited free time, maybe it's time to back off a bit and find something that makes you happier.  Life's too short to be angry about your toys.

The Bullpen / Re: Avengers Infinite
« on: July 8, 2015, 04:58 PM »
Got my Ant-Man and winged ant in the mail yesterday.  This thing is huge!  The Ant is the size of Legends/Select figure - much bigger than I expected.  Really well done.  Now I'm just wondering where in the movie the ants get so big...

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Legends
« on: July 8, 2015, 04:57 PM »
Eric O'Grady stealth Ant-Man?  Pass.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Netflix's Marvel Comics Shows
« on: July 8, 2015, 04:55 PM »
I was just showing that the Punisher can work in a modern story.  I'm looking forward to the next season of Daredevil!

+1  Not a big Punisher fan myself, but I'd watch something like that and looking forward to seeing more Marvel characters in the DD show.

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Star Wars Spin-Off #2 - Han Solo!
« on: July 7, 2015, 04:58 PM »
I'd be fine with Pratt Solo in an early film as he's one of the few guys that can match that kind of authentic macho charisma on screen.  But isn't he a little old to play "young Han Solo?"  How about Minnesota's own Garrett Hedlund?

I smell shenanigans on the voting, which is par for the course with this kind of thing.  Does Revan even still exist following the Disney EU revisions?  Conspiracy theorists would note that Sabine as a close second gives Hasbro justification for not making her, while still addressing the fan desire for strong female characters.

Take it for what it's worth, but the only two Rebels Disney characters walking around at SW Weekends were Ezra and Sabine.  With a fairly limited group of core characters (Anakin, Rex, Ahsoka, Cody, Jawas, Clone Troopers, Stormtroopers, Fett, Vader, Greedo, Chewie, OT Imperials), I was a little surprised to see her in the mix.  I'd love for Sabine to make the final cut, but only if they're going to do the rest of the crew.

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Legends
« on: July 6, 2015, 06:44 PM »
I just want to finish off some of the classic Avengers that I fear will never get made.  There's a fun article on Fwoosh about the Avengers Dirty Dozen: Twelve Avengers That Still Need Action Figures.  Their list includes the following:

#12 - Moondragon
#11 - Starfox
#10 - Captain Marvel/Photon
#09 - Swordsman
#08 - Mantis
#07 - Jack of Hearts
#06 - Mockingbird
#05 - Human Torch
#04 - Stingray
#03 - Crystal
#02 - Jocasta
#01 - Jarvis

I already comissioned customs of a new Tigra, Mockingbird, Starfox, and Crystal, but would probably buy up a new Crystal if I could. Same guy made me a custom Sersi as well.  The  Hellcat body is basically Crystal already - just need a new head and belt.  Jocasta, Swordsman, and Moondragon would top my list.  I'd like pass on Human Torch, Jarvis, and Mantis.

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Legends
« on: July 6, 2015, 03:44 PM »
Is that supposed to be Ulik vs. Luik?  I'm not overly impressed with the list.  I'd rather see Moon Dragon, Swordsman, a better Tigra, or Jocasta on that list.  Hope its Angela or Quasar (or Sif but I just don't see that).  Cosmo?  Really?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Official Pixar Thread
« on: July 6, 2015, 01:28 PM »
Saw Inside Out today. Another Pixar masterpiece. Oozing creativity. Every kid will love it and every parent will love it for a whole separate set of reasons.

+1  Saw it with the family and it was pretty good.  A little complex for younger kids I think and I got bored with the dialogue at times, but its a solid story and good ending.  The scenes in the credits were actually some of the most fun.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: July 6, 2015, 01:27 PM »
Too bad you weren't in the row behind him so you could make large obnoxious comments throughout the movie...

Yeah, I might have gone to tell the theater about that if it was me.  Or at least moved to another seat.  Pretty ridiculous to have to watch the movie with a little recorder going in front of you. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: July 6, 2015, 01:24 PM »
Yes, and when I posted that it was still a pre-order.  So?  The whole one-upmanship pattern of your posts recently is very unbecoming.

I was just letting people know it was available on HTS if they wanted to order.  Why are you always looking for a fight?   ???

GH has a closer look at the all-new Jabba.

So, confirmed to be 100% new...  still not worth $130.  :-X

What is the throne that he has pictured with the Jabba's? 

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