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Feedback / Re: JesseVader08's feedback
« on: June 30, 2007, 10:00 AM »
Jesse picked up a few figures from me and the transaction was smooth as silk.  Thanks for helping me clear out my basement JV!   ;)

+1

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30th Anniversary Collection / Re: EE Mandalorian 14 Pack
« on: June 27, 2007, 12:43 PM »
Well, it is called a Mandalorian 14 pack, so makes sense that the clones have something to do with Mandalrians.  If it was mostly clones, you'd think they'd call it Clone Training 14 pack.  Its hard to judge the set based on 3 figs at this point, but I'm still eager to see it.  At least they didn't price gouge us on it - $70 for 14 figures isn't a bad deal even if you don't like a few of the figs.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: June 26, 2007, 01:59 PM »
Saw this in the latest EW.  I was surprised to see Obadiah in there as a mentor - in the comics, Stane basically steals Stark's company when Tony falls off the wagon and a major battle ensues with Iron Man fighting Stanes bigger and badder version of the armor.  I wonder if Stane will be a baddy in the first flick or if they're setting us up for betrayal down the line?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: June 26, 2007, 12:37 PM »
They already set up Dr. Connors as a character, so it would be a shame not to have him in a future sequel.  I like the idea of the sinister six - either bring back Doc Oc (we never really see him die) or replace him with a different major baddie.  To do this right though, you just need to have a sotry where all six of them are gunning for Spidey at the same time as a group.  My problem with 3 is that you had 3 baddies after spidey, but they were just kind of on their own, so it felt like they were trying to cram 6 hours of story into a 2 hour flick.

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The Bullpen / Marvel Legends
« on: June 26, 2007, 12:33 PM »
I've kept my dipslay of ML to two shelves, both about 18" wide and 18" deep.  The main shelf is all Avengers from Iron Man/Giant Man/Hulk/Thor/Wasp to the West Coast branch to some of the New Avengers. 

For my display, I'm only using one of each character.  So if you could bring all of the Avengers together, this is how it might look, but you wouldn't have a phasing vision and a regular one or two versions of Wonderman, 6 versions of Iron Man, etc.  You take your favorite of each character and put them in the scene.  My "extras" of each character (Extra Thors, Iron Man, etc.) go on the second, less prominent shelf.

I'm a little random in my selection - I included a custom Diamondback figure from Captain America, but didn't pick up the Luke Cage figure that came out.  I have her on the first shelf and Arachnia on the first shelf, but Beta Ray Bill is on shelf #2.  I also have both Yellowjacket and Giant Man on my top shelf, and I had to include FA Iron Man and the 80's Gold and Red Iron Man on the top shelf as well, so its not perfect.

The nice thing about this is that its almost complete.  I'm having a custom Tigra and Mockingbird created by a guy at Fwoosh who made an awesome Kate Bishop for me.  I'll probably get around to adding US Agent, maybe Sersei, Crystal, Starfox, and Quasar, and if a better Luke Cage comes out, I would add him.  Possibly Beast as well.  Not adding all of the New Avengers nonsense that's going on now - Iron Fist, Dr. Strange, Iron Spidey, Wolverine?  Those guys do not belong in my avengers, though I did squeeze Wolvie into the top shelf for now. 

If you wanted an assembly of the best of Marvel, I would do something similar to the one version of each character and just put in the major characters/your favorites.  For me, that would look something like:

8-10 Avengers (Original team plus Witch, Quick, Hawkeye, Cap, Herc, Black Panther, Black Knight, War Machine, Ms. Marvel)
10-12 X-men (Original 5 plus Wolvie, Colossus, Storm, Nightcrawler, Rogue, Gambit, Bishop, Cable, Prof X, Kitty?)
Fantastic Four
Spiderman
Daredevil
Dr. Strange
Moon Knight
Punisher
Ghost Rider
Captain Marvel

Any big names I forgot?  If you've collected all of the bad guys as well, would be pretty cool to set up a display with the good guys charging right and the bad guys charging left - I mainly just collect the heroes.

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30th Anniversary Collection / Re: EE Mandalorian 14 Pack
« on: June 26, 2007, 09:51 AM »
I don't mind the clones, but am in the camp with wishing there was just one of these.  I hope they aren't doubling up on any of the remaining 11 figs.

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30th Anniversary Collection / Re: Recent 30AC Purchases
« on: June 26, 2007, 09:48 AM »
nabbed 2 mcFetts today.

funny story too. just standing there looking at the pegs for him then some guy just comes out of nowhere to ask what i was looking for. i tell him boba and hes all like hey dont worry i got one in my car that i am returning ill give it to you so you can buy it. ten minutes latter he comes back and tells me to follow him, comes to he had hidden 4 fetts in the store and was looking for them for me. apparently the cahsier wouldnt give him the boba back so he was looking for his hidden stash. he ended up finding it and gave me one. ten minutes latter i go back to grad a DST and he comes and hes like what you want another one, here, and he gave me one more lol. we ended up getting a third for my friend. it was pretty wierd yet funny. he had atleast 3-4 bobas hidden.

What an odd story.  I've hidden stuff for people in my collecting group, but why would you hide stuff, then hang out and tell strangers where you hid things?  Might make more sense to just, I don't know, leave the items on the pegs?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: June 26, 2007, 09:42 AM »
Saw Fantastic Four 2 earlier today. Thought it was waaaay better than the first, the Surfer was especially cool. Still, Galactus was portrayed kind of weird, and Ioan Gruffudd and Jessica Alba have absolutely NO chemistry whatsoever. It was really painful to watch.

Well, to be honest, I never thought the Invisible Woman and Mr. Fantastic had a lot of chemistry in the comics, so this is true to form... ;)

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Saga Collection '06 / Re: TSC Recent Acquisitions
« on: June 25, 2007, 09:49 AM »
Wound up picking up and extra Appo, just because.

Wow, I haven't seen an Appo on the shelf in ages!  Nice find.  I have a lot of extra Saga figs that I'm going to have to return before Target gets wise and clearances them.

Check Target this week - I saw him in 4 different stores this weekend.

UGH - I hope Target is not still getting cases of Saga after all this time... ::)

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Found a weird anomaly at one of my Local WM's. Out of the new Legends wave, the Vader, Maul, 3PO and BP's are $3.50. The rest of the figures are full price. ???

That's because all the Legends figures are under the same generic SKU as the TSC figures Anthony.  You'll see the same thing when you buy them at Target, they've got the same DCPI there, so they ring up identical to the TSC figures from last year. 
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Are you sure about that?  I thought Wal-Mart set up pricing by UPC for each figure.  They won't let you buy one character and return a different one, and having each character in the system allows them to do that, whereas Target will accept anything with the same DPCI.  They might batch code pricing among a group of items, but i think each one has its own WM code.

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The honeymoon on Order 66 is over. They're gone to salvage price, $0.  :'(

I found 5 sets that rang up $0 today.

They gave them to me for $1.24 each.

3 Red Shock Commanders and 2 Orange AT-RT Drivers.

Amazing!  10 figures for under $7.   :o

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: What do you drive?
« on: June 24, 2007, 03:42 PM »
I'm still reluctant to look at hybrids seriously.  I think they're a great idea but for two points:

Another fun fact on Hybrids - The Ford Escape advertises 28 miles per gallon compared to the Ford Escape Hybrid at 34 miles per gallon.  Over the course of 100,000 miles, that 6 mile per gallon difference saves you alsmot $1900, but the Hybrid Escape costs a good $6-8k more than the regular version.  What a great deal!  Here's another fun fact: Has anyone done any research on what the impact of making a hybrid car battery is on the environment?  From what I've read, you will do less damage to the environment by driving a non-hybrid in the overall scheme of things.  :-\

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Kubricks / Re: Star Wars 5 Pack No 4
« on: June 24, 2007, 10:55 AM »
It didn't say where they would be selling it. I wouldn't be surprised if i is through the Medicom Site again.

Ugh.  Wish these were easier for US Buyers to get a hold of.  Still waiting to see if BBTS can deliver on the Hoth 5-pack.

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Saga Collection '06 / Re: TSC Recent Acquisitions
« on: June 24, 2007, 10:45 AM »
Wound up picking up and extra Appo, just because.

Wow, I haven't seen an Appo on the shelf in ages!  Nice find.  I have a lot of extra Saga figs that I'm going to have to return before Target gets wise and clearances them.

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If anyone is looking to get rid of one of two of the pack-in pilots, please shoot me a PM!

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