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Unfortunately I think the vintage 3-pack ship has sailed.   :(

There are only 37 k-marts left?

We have 3 or 4 here.  Yikes.

That was something of a jab at their store closings.  There are still about 1200 stores open in the US as of this time last year.  Target has about 1800 stores domestically and Walmart has over 4,000 for comparison.  I'm personally a little bitter about KMart finds because I used to live just a mile from one and now they're impossible for me to get to.  I frequently drive by 3 of the 872 ToysRUs stores in my area, but getting to a KMart requires mapquest and a packed lunch.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Re: Official Television Thread
« on: March 18, 2014, 10:30 AM »
Evidently the Kree are going to come into play in Guardians of the Galaxy.  Two Kree characters are confirmed for that film.  But one that we saw in the trailer, played by Djimon Hounsou, wasn't blue.  Strange.

I always wondered that too.  Apparently...The original Kree had blue-colored skin, but a second racial group with pink skin resembling that of human Caucasians emerged over the millennia. Presently, the blue-skinned "purebred" Kree are a small, but powerful, minority. Pink Kree are much more durable than their blue racial brethren.

Kmart distribution is easier to manage now that they're down to 37 stores. You're lucky to still have one around.  I definitely think retail plays a role in lack of availability,  but I think you're ignoring some really terrible assortment choices from Hasbro that aren't helping matters.  Look at the 6" line.  The first wave sold fairly evenly with 4 different figs.  W2 doubles up on Han and no one can find Fett. W3 doubles up on Kenobi when everyone wants at least one Stormtrooper.  Complain about retail all you want - if it was your store and you were sitting around with extra Ben and Han figures, you'd be gun shy about ordering the next wave of figures too.  There are some obvious misses in these selections (double up on Fett, use a repainted Sandtrooper for your 4th "extra" figure, double up on Stormtrooper, etc) that would help retail sell through faster and regain their confidence in the line.  On the 4" side I will never understand why they don't release all new figure cases (2x of 6 for example), then manage in a greatest hits case one a year with the figures that were most popular.

Looks like it wasn't that bad of a selection if its going for 6 times the retail cost on Ebay. I do wish they had made the matched colors cantina aliens set though.

The Bullpen / Re: Captain America: Winter Soldier: The Toys!
« on: March 18, 2014, 07:28 AM »
not sure there is a foul here.

This is funny when in the context of talking about a guy named Falcon.

LOL!  That's punny.

Brian - no worries.  I was being playful more than anything and after the last day of posts they might as well call the movie "Captain America and the Falcon"

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Re: Official Television Thread
« on: March 18, 2014, 07:25 AM »
Katie as Ms. Marvel would be awesome!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Stupid **** From the Internet Thread.
« on: March 17, 2014, 05:09 PM »
I think there are like 30 different fetishes wrapped into one Youtube video there.

I'm still trying to figure out what I just watched.  Wow.

The Bullpen / Re: Captain America: Winter Soldier: The Toys!
« on: March 17, 2014, 05:07 PM »
If you are that concerned with spoilers, I suggest you don't watch TV or come into a thread about the movie until April

Sorry, is saying "Dude, Spoiler Alert next time!" being all that concerned?  It was the first I'd heard of it, but not that big of a deal.    ;)

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: March 17, 2014, 05:03 PM »
I just shipped my pants.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series - 2014 Wave 2
« on: March 17, 2014, 11:37 AM »
Can't remember where as it wasn't one of my regular haunts, but one of the SW sites claimed this was pre-production.  There are also pictures of him with the brown skirt, so it makes sense that we will not be getting white.

The Bullpen / Re: Captain America: Winter Soldier: The Toys!
« on: March 17, 2014, 11:14 AM »
Dude, Spoiler Alert next time!
who exactly are you duding?


I hope they decide to do a third wave of these, and we could get a movie Falcon as well.

Kubricks / Re: Kubrick book?
« on: March 17, 2014, 10:36 AM »
I can help with the chases too if you need pictures, though my photography skills are fairly limited.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: March 17, 2014, 10:35 AM »
Nice haul!  Craigslist shipped?   ???

Collections / Re: JediJman's Month o' Vintage
« on: March 17, 2014, 10:34 AM »
Thanks!  All originals so far, but I think I'm going to use a repro guy for the few I'm missing (Brown Hair Luke, Yakface, POTF Stormtrooper, Vinyl Jawa).  My neighbor mentioned some cool IKEA backlights I could install behind them for fairly cheap, so might try that out in a few weeks.

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