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Shadows of the Dark Side '10-'11 / Re: Imperial AT-AT
« on: January 26, 2011, 01:38 PM »
Dang, I'd buy as many as I could get for that price. Awesome score!

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
« on: January 26, 2011, 01:36 PM »
Confirmed!
As seen at ToyFair UK



Courtesy of www.imperialholocron.com

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The Bullpen / Re: Fantastic Four To Lose a Member
« on: January 26, 2011, 10:34 AM »
Torch makes sense, since the guy who played him in the movies has now become Captain America.  Easy for them to come our with another movie and not have Torch in it.

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The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: January 24, 2011, 02:17 PM »
I could pass on these. Not a fan of Sliver Samurai and Taskmaster is meh to me.

If I find these sets I'll buy them, but I won't go out of the way for them either.

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The Bullpen / Re: Fantastic Four To Lose a Member
« on: January 24, 2011, 02:16 PM »
I kind of hope it's Reed Richards. Boring for sure. He dies, Thing and Torch go off to do their own hero stuff. Sue is slowly seduced by Tony Stark and marries him. The team briefly gets together again with Stark at the helm, they retake the Avengers from Iron Patriot and his gang. Tony leaves FF to become the leader again of Avengers. Sue's son Franklin is old enough by now and joins the team and FF is a team again.


I haven't read the comic boks in a long time, so some of this stuff may have already happened but in a different way.

Anyway, I'm just saying this would be a decent enough story line.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Republic Attack Shuttle
« on: January 19, 2011, 05:05 PM »
We are talking about the "NU" Class attack shuttle right?






If so, then I'll be relatively excited for this. I think it's a great design, and a bolder take on the Imperial Shuttle.

Though...I'll likely wait for a mark down. I can't see this being a $100 toy. $60-80 to start yes.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: TRU Geonosian Warrior and Speeder
« on: January 12, 2011, 11:08 AM »
Cool, I'll get one or two of these.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Jedi Turbo Speeder
« on: January 12, 2011, 11:07 AM »
Excellent. I'll get this for sure. Be prepared for repaints!!!

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The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: Vintage Wave 6
« on: January 12, 2011, 11:06 AM »


Other figure pics

Wave 6

Luke Skywalker
Clone Trooper
AT-RT Driver
General Lando
Weequay Skiff Master
Fi Ek Sirch


Awesome. I'll get Lando again, plus a few of the Jedi, and a few of the Weequay.

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Smart re-release.

At the risk of harping on this... it'd be even smarter if they changed the head sculpt on the tech.

Agreed!  Really I don't need anymore of the sled either. So this will be an expensive figure to army build. I'm looking to get about 10 of them.

I'd have preferred a 3-pack. Tech, Fleet Trooper, Guard (the one in the green uniform). That would have been a nice army building set, IMO.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« on: January 12, 2011, 10:59 AM »
Yeah, at first I wasn't all that thrilled about these films.  Now I can't wait for them.  I got excited when Peter Jackson said he would direct them. 

It's just one movie right?

No, it's being made into a biopic. (2 movies)

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The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: Toy Fair 2011
« on: January 7, 2011, 05:06 PM »
I have read about peoples "modular" ideas, and still, it doesn't sound very exciting to me as, for instance, the Sail Barge.  Which would I rather have - a series of long, gray corridors with doors that shut sealing off sections, a gunnery, a jail, a briefing area, a garbage area, etc...

Well as one who has posted the modular idea several times, I have to whole heartily disagree.

Just take your own post here. You're focusing on the "boring" parts. The halls and doors are just connecting pieces. The real gems would come from the large and medium playsets like:

Hangar Bay (finally a place to put our Falcon/Imperial Shuttle)
Emperor's Throne room
Red Control Room
Garbage compactor (and yes this is a fun set and could be done even better than before with moving walls)
Prison ward (includes receiving area, long BLACK hallway with lit-up floor, and a few cells, one of which includes Leia), this set would also connect to the garbage unit via a tube/duct that you could toss figures into
Gunners Stations
Conference room (finally something proper instead of the cardboard thingy we got a few years back)
Trench (that Luke and Leia swing over), can also double as the trench Obi-wan depowers the tractor beam on, so double modular.
An elevator to connect stacked sets.


Plus of course long, short, and corner hallways, and doors.

These sets can be stack high (to a safe height, likely not bigger than 3ft.). And/or connected side by side.

So YOU can make your own Death Star modular playset however YOU want and as BIG or small as YOU want.

See, it's not just about hallways. Yes, those in and of themselves would be boring.

Were Hasbro to make the modular sets, they would have to commit to several years of this. And it would be better to say what would be coming out than to make us wait. This way those of us with plans to make a large set can plan our dioramas out.

This is TOTALLY feasible.

Each large set could come with either two small hallways or one long one, each medium set could come with a small hallway or corner one. Those hallways would be VERY cheap to produce, yet and a level of modularity that would be unprecedented among toys today.

While I agree, I'd love a Jabba's sail barge, that would be way to massive (if done right) and too pricey. But the modular Death Star would be affordable as sets. Ultimately it would be much more expensive over time than ONE ship such as the Sail Barge. But that's the beauty in it. We get these sets at affordable costs individually, yet Hasbro yields a ton of money over time.

I think their big problem is they want as much money NOW and aren't thinking about a longer term prospect like the modular Death Star.

Anyway, aren't you just a little bit swayed or excited about this idea now?

I'm still stoked and really wish I could pitch this idea to Hasbro and get them to not only believe in it, but make it happen.

-Sal

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The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: Toy Fair 2011
« on: January 6, 2011, 02:55 PM »
More logs please...   :)

Ditto, LOL.

I'm not too excited abotu TF this year. I'll just be happy enough if they show the BIG vehicle. Anything else NEW would be gravy.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Transformers
« on: December 22, 2010, 11:21 AM »
I found a Human Alliance Stealth Sideswipe last night at Wal*Mart. Really nice colors. Black with some silver trim and purple windows. Comes with Mikaela.

A bit pricey, but I really dig the colors. I haven't opened it yet. I'll take some pics both unopened and open to show.

I didn't know about or expect this one. So it was nice to round the corner to the toy aisle and find it.

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The Bullpen / Re: Iron Man 2 Toys
« on: December 16, 2010, 11:40 AM »
Well, I got my shipment of Iron Men in last night.

here's a quick review of each:

Here's what I bought:

Iron Man 2 Concept Series: Iron Man Hot Zone Armor- This one is Red and White, instead of the traditional Red and Gold. It comes with this neat set of wings. When you attach then and open them up, IM looks somewhat insectoid, but really good at it. If you like variance in IM armor like I do, then I recommend picking this up. Otherwise, you could pass on it.

Iron Man Mark V Stealth Armor- As I stated before, I really like this one due to the un-Iron Man like Black and Gold colors. Being from Pittsburgh, I'll just think of this armor as Pittsburgh sports related. On the cardback it says something about this armor being for publicity events and just because Tony Stark thinks it looks cool. But it's still armed in csase anyone thinks to strike at him.

Iron Man 2 Concept Series: Iron Man Stark Racing Armor- I wasn't sure if I would like this one or not. Not really being a fan of corporate sponsership on things. However, this one really looks great, IMHO. It's certainly a different look/color for IM and I think it works.

Iron Man 2 Concept Series: War Machine Munitions Armor- This one I was disappointed in. Not for the paint scheme of the armor, but rather the ridiculously HUGE shoulder cannons. I'd have preferred something a bit more realistic in size in comparison. The figure itself looks great and if you hide the shoulder nubs that fit the cannons on them, then it looks great.

Iron Man 2 Concept Series: Armor Tech Iron Man Exosphere Mission- This is the deluxe set. IM is Blue and White here. I wasn't sure if I was going to like this paint scheme, but again it seems to work well for the figure.

All in all as a IM collector I'm very pleased with these new repaints.  If you're a casual fan, you can probably pass on most of these.

Hope this helps.

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