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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Deluxe Line
« on: August 25, 2014, 11:41 AM »
I've only been able to get a few from stockroom locations, and it looks like most Targets have sold thru their one case.  I found one at TRU about a week ago, so might want to try there.  Of course it suffered from the bent visor issue, so I passed on it.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: August 19, 2014, 01:04 AM »
She's from that Pretty Little Liars show I think.  Not worth looking further IMHO.

Anyone else a Minka Kelly fan?  We started watching the old Friday Night Lights show on Netflix last month and I just can't get enough of her. 



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Newbies / Re: Hi from RyanMan12
« on: August 18, 2014, 04:46 PM »
Im RyanMan12 I have been actively collecting for 2 years. I am trying to complete the Vintage collection.

Welcome Ryan!  Like the username.  Are you in the Twin Cities?  What do you collect beyond VC and Black Series stuff?

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Modern Classifieds / Re: RyanMan's For Sale list
« on: August 18, 2014, 04:31 PM »
Welcome new guy!  Kind of steep prices for stuff that's still shipping, but I guess it evens out with the free shipping.   ;)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Comic Book Thread
« on: August 18, 2014, 04:28 PM »
The comic books are insignificant from a business perspective. 

They're totally different divisions with different profit targets and business plans. Obviously the general movie audience is bigger than small percent of comic readers.  Cheerios is ridiculously larger than Frankenberry cereal - doesn't mean Frankenberry doesn't have it's own business plans for growth.  I don't think anyone is suggesting that the movies have or should change to map to the comics are they?   ???

As I was saying, the comics have historically tried to link to what we see in the movies as the familiar look of the characters may draw in new readers from the significantly larger movie audience.  Since we've seen so much of this from Marvel, there's obviously some shift in the philosophy/strategy on the comic side to roll out Black Cap and Thor Lady when the movie side is at the top of it's game with the original characters.

and they even replaced Nick Fury with Nick Fury Jr. to get the Sam Jackson look. 

Did not know this and checked out an image... really?  He's got the eye patch, too?

Yeah, pretty ridiculous if you ask me.  Crusty old white Fury was such an integral part of the Marvel U for decades.  At least there's an explanation behind his change.  Hawkeye just shows up with shades instead of a mask mid-storyline for the Avengers.   ::)

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TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
« on: August 18, 2014, 10:45 AM »
Rebels Short on tonight at 6:30 Central I believe...

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Comic Book Thread
« on: August 18, 2014, 10:44 AM »
At least they didn't erase him from existence. 

True.  With Marvel, you know you're going to get the original live and kicking again within the next 18-24 months.

The Thor and Cap moves really shock me though given how closely they've tried to tie the comics to the movies.  Hawk & Cap changed uniforms for no reason to map to what we get in the movies, and they even replaced Nick Fury with Nick Fury Jr. to get the Sam Jackson look.  Given that, it seems really weird to make a Black Cap and Lady Thor given upcoming Solo and Avengers films with still have the original characters.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Comic Book Thread
« on: August 18, 2014, 10:18 AM »
Lobo is ruined

That looks ridiculous, but you DC guys still have it better than Marvel fans.  Thor's new look is with boobs and lipstick is still a bigger change.

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series - 2014 Wave 2
« on: August 18, 2014, 10:14 AM »
I'm seeing Obi all over as the latest peg warmer.  I'm sure Anakin isn't far behind.

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Thought I'd be a little cool on this one, but I like the set over all. Having a holder for carbonite Han was just surprise and handy bonus. In person, it convinced my buddy who wasn't hot on buying one take my extra.

So, you weren't a big fan of this at first, but bought two?  Then you had to push your extra on a buddy that didn't really want it?  As one of many who didn't get a shot at one of these, that's kind of ******.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: August 18, 2014, 09:54 AM »
New stormtrooper helmets will take getting used to but I like the freshness of the design.

+1

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Official Shark Thread
« on: August 13, 2014, 07:50 AM »
I saw most of the doc on Submarine this week.  I don't even mind the shockumentary filming, but the 5 minute recap every time they come back from 5 minutes of commercials is so irritating.  I think I saw maybe 20 minutes of content in one hour.

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I will totally buy this if it gets down to $30-40. 

I like these big battle packs, but I don't get the pricing at all.  You get 8 figures and a ship.  The 8 figures are straight repacks, so I'd line them up with Legends at $6 each.  The AT-ST is a repack too, but put that in the $30 ship assortment and all total I'd expect to pay $80ish for these items new, packaged by themselves.  Now last I looked, "bonus packs" and "multipacks" of every other product in the store cost a lot less than buying the items individually.  When I buy a 12 pack of soda, I don't expect to pay the same price as buying an individual can.  The manufacturer saves on individual packaging and locking in a multi-unit purchase. 

Case in point, maybe a can of soda is $.50 by itself versus $.25 in a pack ($3 for a 12pk).  Shouldn't I expect to pay about 50% less in my bonus packs for Star Wars?  That puts this thing right around $40, which is right in the range I'm willing to pay.  Even if you upped the individual figure price to $10 each, you're looking at $110 individual pricing, so still only $55ish for the bonus pack.  That's a far cry from $99 or even the eventual $70 at 30% off.  Ridiculous.

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Anyone interested in some life size Star Wars replicas?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/8-Lifesize-Replica-Star-Wars-Figures-Props-Han-Solo-Vader-Boba-Fett-R2-D2-/221276115057?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3385159071

You can get all 8 for the price of your house.

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LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: August 6, 2014, 11:30 AM »
Target is resetting this week.  They have all these and the OT sets as well.

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