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Other Collectibles / Re: Play Arts Kai Darth Vader Figure
« on: December 25, 2014, 10:02 PM »
Updated look at the Play Arts Kai Variant Darth Vader figure from Square Enix.  Coming May 2015 for 12,000 yen.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: December 25, 2014, 12:45 AM »
The December 25th Daily Deal at Entertainment Earth is up to 71% off a selection of The Clone Wars action figures and battle packs from Hasbro. 

15 different basic figures, four battle packs.  Old stuff, but some good army builders in there (BD, SBD, Droideka).

Link goes live at Midnight Pacific on 12/25 so I haven't seen the final prices yet, but thought I'd post now since I'll be busy tomorrow with family stuff.

Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: December 23, 2014, 05:15 PM »
An updated list of ReAction lines planned for next year...  3.75" ET is a total buy for me.

Star Trek Classic(in 2 waves)
Star Trek New Gen
Terminator 2
Boondock Saints
Breaking Bad
Dark Crystal
Fifth Element
Aliens (featuring a Queen)
Rocky Horror Picture Show
V for Vendetta
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Big Lebowski
Fight Club
Big Trouble in Little China

I can't imagine there being no 3.75" line for Ep7. 

No 3.75" line planned for Avengers?  So what.  Maybe they finally realize the market for 3.75" Thor, Cap, and Iron Man figures is satisfied.  You can only carry a line for so long with countless variations of main characters.  Maybe there is no "Avengers 2" specific 3.75" Line because they are just going to do one unified Marvel 3.75" line with a wave for each movie - Cap3, Thor3, Avengers 2, 3,4, Spidey, etc? 

Star Wars is a completely different animal.  All new movies, all new characters.  I believe there will be a 3.75" line.  What it looks like?  That's a different question.

I'm going to guess:
$7 - 3.75" 5POA line
$15 - 3.75" premium collector line (like VOTC was back in 2004).  Maybe clamshells, maybe on vintage-style cards, maybe even exclusive.

I think we'll get what we want... but I think we're going to pay for it as well.

Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: December 19, 2014, 10:26 AM »
A selection of Universal Monsters ReAction figures are today's Daily Deal at EE - just $8.00 each.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Tamashii Nations Robot Spirits / Robot Damashii
« on: December 19, 2014, 10:16 AM »
Both figures and kits... but this thread is mainly about the Robot Spirits (Damashii) figures from Tamashii. 

At Tamashii, Robot Spirits are for Robot/Mecha figures and would be comparable to the S.H.Figuarts figures they do for human characters.  Action figures with tons of detail and articulation, extra parts for different looks, etc.  These are NOT model kits. 

So, if you think about it like the Star Wars stuff - the Robot Spirits are like the S.H.Figuarts Vader from Tamashii (Bandai's collector arm) and the model kit Gundam figures (Real Grade/Perfect Grade/High Grade) are like the 1/12 Vader Model kit from Bandai's regular toy group.

I do own/have some of the model kit Gundams thought I haven't picked up one of those in a long while.  Used to buy them when I had more spare time... these days, with full-time job and four kids, I kinda prefer the premium action figure route. ;)

Other Toy Lines / Re: Acid Rain - by Ori Toy
« on: December 18, 2014, 10:23 AM »
Jesse - seen this one yet?

Acid Rain Red Face with Heavily Rusted Raptor Marine Version

If I wasn't wasting all my extra collector money on Japanese Mobile Suits, I would be all in on this awesome line.  The vehicle designs, the character designs, the decos - you can just feel the love these guys put into their work.

Other Collectibles / Re: Bandai 1/12 Scale Star Wars Figure Model Kits
« on: December 18, 2014, 10:07 AM »
Gunjap has a nice look at the sprues for the Stormtrooper kit.

Kubricks / Re: So is Medicom killing the Kubrick Star Wars line...???
« on: December 17, 2014, 05:15 PM »
Yeah, it really pains me not to have a complete collection anymore...  but paying ~$2000 to grab the DX chases just isn't something I can really do. :(

1. Princess Leia (Bespin Escape)
2. Chewbacca (Bespin Escape)
3. Build-A-Droid C-3PO (with wookiee tote bag)
4. Lando Calrissian (SA)
5. Vintage Bespin Guard (Mustache)
6. Vintage Hoth Rebel Commander
7. Hoth Rebel Technician
8. Treva Horme
9. Captain Piett
10. Lieutenant Sheckil

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2014-15
« on: December 17, 2014, 11:14 AM »
Thought this was a pretty good breakdown of the legendary Bruins Vs Wild rivalry that NBC is showcasing for this week's Rivaly Night game on NBCSN...

Gentle Giant / Re: Gentle Giant Jumbo Vintage Kenner Figures
« on: December 17, 2014, 09:51 AM »
Daily Deal at EE - today only!

Hoth Han = $57.60
Hoth Leia = $57.60

Kubricks / Re: So is Medicom killing the Kubrick Star Wars line...???
« on: December 16, 2014, 11:51 PM »
I really thought a Clone Wars set was a no-brainer.  Ahsoka, Anakin, Obi-Wan, Rex, Cad Bane, Asajj plus some chases.  Too bad it never happened. :(

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« on: December 16, 2014, 10:24 AM »

LEGO / Re: LEGO Sale
« on: December 16, 2014, 09:48 AM »
Buy One, Get One 40% off select Building Block sets at EE - plus free shipping on in-stock orders over $79!

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