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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2015
« on: July 14, 2015, 09:37 PM »
What is the date this new stuff is slated to be released at retail?  Same release date for online merchandisers?

Kubricks / Re: Kubrick Newbies - Questions and Advice
« on: July 14, 2015, 09:32 PM »
What's a Kubrick?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: July 14, 2015, 09:31 PM »
Speaking of Fantastic Four and Green Lantern, I'd like to see Jonathan Stewart play John Stewart in a stroke of race swapping genius!  Imagine the potential for a comedic, white, Jewish guy to represent a black super hero. 

What do you mean that only works in reverse?   ???

I love that the single dad who first complained about Leia wearing a chain around her neck is in fact WEARING A CHAIN AROUND HIS NECK.  The figure is wearing a lot more than you'll find real people wearing at swimming pools and beaches across the country.  I wonder what he thinks about skinny, trashy Barbie figures since they all have removable clothing.  And that anchorwoman..."I'm glad I don't have to explain this to my kid."  Because this would for sure be the only time your kid will wonder about revealing clothing.  Best to just avoid talking to your kids about sensitive subjects.  ::)

This is not news, Fox 29.  Do some real reporting.

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Legends
« on: July 13, 2015, 11:41 PM »
Agreed.  I've mainly just been getting the Avengers figures, but the line has gotten good enough to draw me into buying some of the Spiderman figures, Daredevil, Guardians, etc.  I have a custom old school Mockingbird that I still like better, but glad to see they are getting to characters like her and Hellcat.

Put me in the Love it, Got no room for it crowd.  :-\

Sold out for remainder of SDCC. :o

Let the complaining begin.

Nice to see sane, rational toy collectors are still the norm at SDCC.   ::)

People getting punched, getting pushed, getting robbed - just to try and buy an exclusive box and booklet.  I feel really bad for the actual fans trying to buy this thing, with a line full of slimeballs and re-sellers looking to make (or steal) a quick buck.  :-\

Ridiculous behavior.  These people are idiots.  That said, I think the whole "exclusive" nature of stuff like this just breeds that kind of behavior.  What is the need to make this thing exclusive to SDCC?  Are they selling more this way than they would have using other outlets or making it available online?  Haven't people learned from Black Friday?  Mix high demand with low availability and you get explosive consumers.  Yeah, I know the same figure will be released at retail later on, but that only satisfies the non-crazies. 

Not justifying idiotic behavior, but not surprised to see it under the circumstances either.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2015
« on: July 10, 2015, 11:05 AM »
Anger is just the flip side of passion after all, and the depth of the anger is commensurate with the level of passion that kept this line of toys going for the past 30+ years or whatever. But no question there is a very significant portion of idiocy and entitlement mixed in there too.

Agree.  I can't fault the people for being angry... but I do dislike the trend some websites have of catering to those angry folks, whipping them into frenzies to the point that their very vocal minority is treated like a majority opinion... or at least presented to Hasbro as such.

I don't know.  I read most of this and just have laugh.  I have been collecting Star Wars for 37 years.  I have a 16' x 24' room dedicated exclusively to Star Wars merchandise.  I'd call myself a pretty big fan and collector.  Yes, I've had frustrations with availability, pricing, character selections, etc. over the years, I can't really recall a time that I was ANGRY about any of it.  Disappointed? Sure.  But I don't get the sheer anger and rage that seems to be rising up about this stuff. 

- Mad about the distribution?  Relax, it will get here eventually.  Is there anything in Hasbro's history that hasn't come around eventually?  Even rare packaging differences can be found for 'okay' prices on the secondary market.  Third party transformer collectors pre-pay for stuff that doesn't show up for a year. 

- Mad about the pricing?  If figures shoot up 50% in cost (which they have not), how much does that really impact you?  So you would have spent $1,000 on toys (say that aloud to a non-collector without flinching) and now you spend $1500 or buy a little less.  Not a life changer.  Don't get me wrong - I'm a huge deal shopper, but if you can afford these things in the first place, you can probably afford to spend a little more or buy a little less. 

- Mad about the product?  This is totally off the wall, but how about not buying it?  If I go to the store to buy strawberries and they don't look fresh I just don't buy them.  If I go to buy shoes and they don't fit, I don't buy them.  If Hasbro makes crap I don't really like, I don't buy it.  You don't need to have everything just because they made it.

I love that people are passionate about Star Wars and their collections, but I just can't wrap my head around the Anger.  If you're getting angry about your hobby and how you spend your already limited free time, maybe it's time to back off a bit and find something that makes you happier.  Life's too short to be angry about your toys.

The Bullpen / Re: Avengers Infinite
« on: July 8, 2015, 04:58 PM »
Got my Ant-Man and winged ant in the mail yesterday.  This thing is huge!  The Ant is the size of Legends/Select figure - much bigger than I expected.  Really well done.  Now I'm just wondering where in the movie the ants get so big...

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Legends
« on: July 8, 2015, 04:57 PM »
Eric O'Grady stealth Ant-Man?  Pass.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Netflix's Marvel Comics Shows
« on: July 8, 2015, 04:55 PM »
I was just showing that the Punisher can work in a modern story.  I'm looking forward to the next season of Daredevil!

+1  Not a big Punisher fan myself, but I'd watch something like that and looking forward to seeing more Marvel characters in the DD show.

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Star Wars Spin-Off #2 - Han Solo!
« on: July 7, 2015, 04:58 PM »
I'd be fine with Pratt Solo in an early film as he's one of the few guys that can match that kind of authentic macho charisma on screen.  But isn't he a little old to play "young Han Solo?"  How about Minnesota's own Garrett Hedlund?

I smell shenanigans on the voting, which is par for the course with this kind of thing.  Does Revan even still exist following the Disney EU revisions?  Conspiracy theorists would note that Sabine as a close second gives Hasbro justification for not making her, while still addressing the fan desire for strong female characters.

Take it for what it's worth, but the only two Rebels Disney characters walking around at SW Weekends were Ezra and Sabine.  With a fairly limited group of core characters (Anakin, Rex, Ahsoka, Cody, Jawas, Clone Troopers, Stormtroopers, Fett, Vader, Greedo, Chewie, OT Imperials), I was a little surprised to see her in the mix.  I'd love for Sabine to make the final cut, but only if they're going to do the rest of the crew.

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