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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Retail Prices/Sales/Discounts
« on: August 12, 2015, 01:09 AM »
I think when they are marking the clearance the stuff gets bounced around a little.  They probably toss it in a cart (damage), then toss something else on top of it (damage), then slap it around while they put that red clearance sticker on (damage) before carefully placing it in a perfect front facing and orderly spot on the shelves.  Then some kid rifles through and knocks them on the ground (damage).  The 3 I got this weekend were in pretty good shape.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: August 11, 2015, 10:35 AM »
You mean a giant guy with big boots and a huge hat isn't ridiculous enough?

Big Boots?  Wouldn't a giant guy with little boots be even more ridiculous?

#galacticusrules

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Retail Prices/Sales/Discounts
« on: August 10, 2015, 11:19 PM »
I found 5 Biker Scouts @ Target today for $18.  Picked up 3 just for the scouts.  Anyone want extra Speeder Bikes?

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: The Force Awakens Trailers
« on: August 10, 2015, 09:20 AM »
Yeah, cool scene...except for the guy who looks to be the head of it all.  Is he going for Vader with an unpainted helmet?  Just weird.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: August 10, 2015, 09:19 AM »
I think you're right about Reed. He has been the most off across all of the incarnations.  It's like Hollywood can't figure out that a brainy guy doesn't have to be socially awkward.  I mean, he does get Sue to marry him right???  Unfortunately it's been done so many times that I think the FF will have to wait a very long time for even a chance at another reboot.  Sounds like opening weekend was only like $26mil.  Hopefully that sends a message to Hollywood not to take so many liberties with the characters.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Black Series Rumors
« on: August 9, 2015, 11:12 PM »
That's probably true to a point.  Better to have folks hoping and wondering than complaining...   but I'm sure the complaining will be back in droves before Force Friday is over.

I agree - the product is whatever the product is and no amount of PR or press is going to make people like it more.  I think people caught up in the event might buy stuff they normally wouldn't have, but who knows.  I'm still on the fence about going, and even if I do I think I'll hold off on getting much unless there is something really special. 

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Kubricks / Re: Kubrick Newbies - Questions and Advice
« on: August 9, 2015, 11:08 PM »
JediJman - is the cape/s on holo Vader made of a similar plastic to the spirit kubs, or is it closer to the regular Vader kub?

It's much more similar to the original vader.  Similar feel between the regular vader and holo in both the outer cape and inner skirt.  Holo Anakin and Obi robes feel like soft plastic, but the holo vader's is hard and unbending - like if you try to move it it might break.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: August 9, 2015, 06:33 PM »
I don't know - they modernized Iron Man's story and that movie was great.

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Kubricks / Re: Kubrick Newbies - Questions and Advice
« on: August 9, 2015, 06:32 PM »
I checked these figures out to make sure others didn't have the same problem.  My Holo Vader cape is fine and Holo Leia looks minty fresh.  I have Holo Yoda and Holo Maul, but they are both still on the card.  They look fine as far as I can tell, but would be good to know if anyone with loose versions found the same problem. 


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Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: August 9, 2015, 06:14 PM »
Picked up the exclusive "Arcade Version" Predator off eBay this morning. Got "hatless" Sarah Connor earlier in the week. The work continues...

Nice!  What store?  TRU?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: August 8, 2015, 06:00 PM »
It will always fail as long as these dopes keep trying to drag the story into present day. It is at its essence a period piece, a Cold War fable that is out of place in any other time. I have always said this should be done like Cap America 1, true to its roots. Like Mad Men meets the Avengers.

And stop screwing with the core dynamics of the team and every other little thing you can find to tweak. (Like the costumes, always the worst costumes) do it like you actually respect the source material.

+1  I was mostly put off by the character changes.  The guy playing Reed looks like a teenager, Sue looks slutty/confused, and Johnny's not black.  I don't mind them trying to modernize is, but if you're going to change the character dynamics, looks, and story then just call it something else.  I honestly think this particular film would have been better if they kept the storyline, but made the characters and name something else. 

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Kubricks / Re: Kubrick Newbies - Questions and Advice
« on: August 8, 2015, 01:34 AM »
Nice! 

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Black Series Rumors
« on: August 7, 2015, 09:26 AM »
I'm starting to think Hasbro's onto something with the mystery around this event.  If they had just shown us what's out there I'm sure there would be some praise and excitement, but there would definitely be a wave of people complaining about the products, their strategy, pricing, crummy distribution, etc.  I think a fair amount of people would just wait to get the products at a later date like usual.  With the whole Force Friday mystery, it has people talking daily and thinking about the possibilities.  I think more people will end up going to the midnight madness because of the unknowns.  I know it really bothers some of you not knowing, but from a marketing standpoint, they have fans and collectors right where they want us - anxious and excited about what's coming versus bitterly complaining and talking others out of a potential purchase. 

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Hit TRU over lunch and all the 6" Deluxe sets were $19.99.  Only Jabba and Scouts, but that was enough to get me to buy another Scout.  They also offer another 10% off on Thursdays if you use your TRU Credit Card. 

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Kubricks / Re: Kubrick Newbies - Questions and Advice
« on: August 6, 2015, 10:36 AM »
I made a few customs back in the day.  Depends on what you want to do, but for mine I just boiled and popped out the heads and limbs as needed.  I've since turned to just using a hot hair drier over boiling to soften the plastic, but haven't tried that with any Kubes.  Here are a few of my favorites.  I made a custom Clone Wars Armor Obi-Wan too, but can't find the picture of him.






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