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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Gas Prices
« on: May 20, 2007, 10:12 PM »
I just paid $3.36 yesterday.  That physically hurts.

I'd be happy to pick a few of these up for people at the $5 price...I can't believe how many are still left at the stores near me.   :o

The Bullpen / Marvel Legends
« on: May 20, 2007, 02:28 PM »
Unlike Star Wars, the Marvel Universe entails a bunch of stories, over a rather lengthy (40+ years of real time) period of time that isn't really always well hinged together.  I'm familiar with all of the Star Wars stories, but it would cost a massive fortune to keep up with all of Marvel's titles that are eligible for the Legends lineup.  Xorn?  Uh, no, thanks.  Some folks like Avengers, some folks don't.  Same holds true for the X-men, Fantastic Four, etc.  Relatively few people buy ALL of the titles, so it is very different.

Wow, didn't mean to get you so riled up man.  I disagree with most of what you're still complaining about though.

1.) Star Wars has lines with EU stuff verus movie stuff.  I know for a fact that a number of people collect only movie figures.  Other people just collect figures they think are cool, but not every one of them.  Still others like to keep their stuff sealed.  Its really no different than the Legends stuff - if you want mail away coins or Lucas Trooper or whatever, you need to buy everything offered to get it.  More to your point, compare the number of SW figures to the number of legends and I would argue that its ten times easier to follow the backstory of every legends character made to date than it is to figure out the story behind every SW figure that is released.  And if you're really struggling that much on who xorn is, a simple google search will tell you in about 30 seconds and its free!

2.) At least you get a BAF with Legends.  What do you get free with SW stuff? Mini chess pieces, a coin, a stand?  I'd rather get a BAF of some kind, regardless of its size.  You could get nothing at all.  If you only want three of the eight figures, then just toss your extra Blob pieces and be done with it.  Or...

3.) If you really want the Blob, you can buy the extra figures or buy a loose Blob on Ebay.  Either way costs you about $50.  If that's more than you want to pay, then don't buy it - at least you have an option.  I would really like the C4 McQuarrie exclusives and will probably have to pay twice the price to get them, but that's life.  At least witht he BAF you have a chance to get the figures at retail.  If there was no BAF parts and Blob was a convention exclusive for $50, would you be happier?

4.) I don't think anyone likes every figure in every line of any kind of toy that's released.  Look up the forums on the TAC waves and you will find dozens of people that don't want a Scuba Trooper or another Han or repainted clones.  There are others, both kids and collectors, who do want those figs and maybe they don't want some of the ones you would consider cool.  Hasbro will never please everyone with an entire line of figures - SW or ML.

What it all boils down to is this - you're getting something free with your collectible figure and complaining about it, and that's what I have a problem with.  I think if you take a moment to think about it this way, maybe you'll be a lot less upset about something that should be bringing you joy.  ;)

One of our target unloaded on theses as well. Wonder if they'll make it to $5.

They're already down to $5 at a couple of the Targets in Mpls.  I was actually heistant to buy them at that price because there's so many left...I'd be shocked if they all sold before there was another price reduction.

The Bullpen / Marvel Legends
« on: May 19, 2007, 09:32 PM »
I'm a little shocked at all the complaining about the BAF figures.  If Star Wars had something where you get a free tauntaun or wampa part when you buy each figure, I would be all over that.  Obviously the strategy is to get you to buy everything in the wave to build the BAF.  If there's stuff you wouldn't normally have bought, but you did to get the BAF, then their marketing dept. is doing their job.  ::) This is no different than having to buy one of each vintage style SW figure to get your mail-away Lucas is it? 

And yet people whine that they have to get a few extra figs for the BAF.  You know, Hasbro could just stop putting BAF parts in with the reg figs. They'd charge the same price, you'd still get the figures you want, but instead of having a chance to build a BAF you'd have nothing extra.  Then they could make Blob a Target exclusive and charge you $25 for him.  Orrrr, you could just spend a few extra bucks to get the couple of figures you really don't want, use them to make Blob, and get rid of the extra figures on here or Ebay or use them for customs or whatever. 


Can you fit that many on an endcap?

Yups..36 per shelf x8 shelves = 288  ;)

He's not kidding.  The Target by my work has one full endcap of these.  I don't think there were 8 shelves, but they were stacked 2-3 high per shelf, all the way to the back.  They're all $5, so I grabbed about 4-5 of each.  Seems cheap, but 30 of them still cost $150 plus tax.  Anyway, I decided to go check out the Action Figure aisle and found two more clearance endcaps with O-66 on them!  Not full endcaps, but about a full shelf on each.  I was almost tempted to put my $5 ones back in the hopes of getting them evencheaper - I don't know how they're going to get through that many figs even at $5.   :o

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Heroes on NBC
« on: May 18, 2007, 02:14 PM »
all of the actors are hit or miss.  especially parkman and mohinder.  yikes.

Parkmans actually one f the better actors. I like that Audrey Hansen FBI character, too, and its nice to see her back. I hope they dont kill her off.

I wouldnt mind seeing Claire go, but DL...thats gonna be a bummer.  :(

I just realized that Im gonna be at the Grand Canyon next week, starting Monday, so Ill miss the finale by mere hours.  :'( Thank God for Tivo!!!   ;D

Your favorite characters are Parkman, Audrey, & DL, but you would be okay with Claire getting bumped off?  What!?  We must be polar opposites.  ::)

The Bullpen / Marvel Legends
« on: May 17, 2007, 09:29 PM »
Anyone want to save 25% and get free shipping at hasbrotoyshop?  Enter code FNFSPR7 at checkout.  I just used it to order She Hulk, Yellowjacket and Quicksilver.  Total came to just over $23.

I'd imagine it would work on anything.

Thanks for the tip.  I looked thru the SW, T-Formers, and Marvel stuff, but couldn't find a single thing that I wanted in stock.   :-\

Feedback / Re: Jeff's (pka Nataku) feedback
« on: May 17, 2007, 03:54 PM »
Big thanks to Jeff for grabbing an extra Tantiv IV BP for me!

Feedback / Re: jedijaybird's feedback
« on: May 17, 2007, 03:52 PM »
Just got my Supergirl and another DST from Jay!  As always, thanks for grabbing all the goodies for me!

Feedback / Re: iFett's (pka infinittifett) feedback
« on: May 17, 2007, 03:51 PM »
Big thanks to Mike for picking up the Cantina Band set for me.  ;)

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: May 15, 2007, 09:17 PM »
Thanks. :)

I was going to buy a dewback from him, but he decided to keep it and there was an Interceptor, but the stickers were peeling up.  He's also got another pile of stuff he's going to bring in sometime that may or may not include an Ewok Village and some other good stuff.

Wow - you never hear about stuff like this these days.  Great catch!  If he has anything left, you should have him post here - I'm sure people would scoop up the rest of the leftovers!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Gas Prices
« on: May 15, 2007, 09:12 PM »
We maxed out at $3.30 in Minneapolis this weekend.  It's down to $3.19 now, which is still ridiculous.

30th Anniversary Collection / Re: 2007 Star Wars Comic Packs
« on: May 15, 2007, 09:08 PM »
Yet to see these around Pittsburgh.  We dont' have pegspace for comic packs at ANY store even though...  TRU, Target, KM, WM, they all are devoid of comic pack pegs.  Kinda sucks since, of course, Wave 2 are the best so far and aren't shipping much around here (yet).  A sign of the times with Star Wars it seems.

We don't have peg space for them in Minnesota right now either.  I found them using the DPCI at Target - almost all of the Targets around here have them in the back room, but haven't brought them out because the aisle has yet to be reset.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Heroes on NBC
« on: May 15, 2007, 02:04 PM »
I thought last night's episode was terrific!  I was a little bothered that they offed so many people in one show, who knows if they're all truly dead.  I was happy to see Ted go - he was sort of a wasted character IMO.  I'm indifferent on Linderman and Eric Roberts - They both died pretty senselessly and its nice to have some bad guys around other than Sylar.  Will be interesting to see who replaces ER at the agency and I'm just not convinced that Linderman is gone.  He's involved in almost every episode - I think it would be a shame if that plot line just vanished. 

As for Sylar, I think he'll kill Ando and that will finally drive hiro to slice him.  I don't think that will kill him though - he seems almost as indestructible as Peter despite not having Claire's power.  I think Sylar and Peter will have to face off at some point, but I don't know if that will come next week.  Peter seems fairly indestructible given that he survived the shard of glass through his brain and Future Peter survived the explosion that took out New York.  I don't get why Future Pete had a scar though - if he had the healing factor, then the scar shouldn't have been there. 

Definitely looking forward to next week!

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