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The Vintage Collection / Re: K-Mart Exclusive Vintage ROTJ AT-ST
« on: August 6, 2012, 10:00 PM »
Maybe I'm just too easy.

And maybe I'm just too hard on Hasbro on this. 

What bothers me is the "head" has what looks like a really, really good paint scheme that puts some depth into the sculpt, and almost looks like a matte finish... looks like top quality!

But the body and legs seem to be completely void of paint.  It looks like they just skipped that altogether... then the feet have a lot of brown paint... seems to be a little overkill to me... and it makes the foot the joint really looks too clean then.

I know it's just a toy, but I think they got a little zealous on the mud paint, and should have put less into that and a little more into weathering the legs/body.  I can't complain too much I guess, because I have a few of the Wal-Mart version and am pretty happy with those.

Col. Dietrich...  Seriously.  That's all I'm sayin'.  ::) 

******' Crystal Skull.

It's my least favorite of the films, but if not for that movie, we might not have gotten any figures made at all. 

I also don't think the paint job quality on the figures helped, or some of the figure selections - Belloq, for example, should have had his white suit from the get go, and his "ritual" outfit should have come with the Ark.  Toht should have been available early on, etc. 

It's too bad, really.

...I have a feeling there's going to be a lot of "extras" up for sale/trade from collectors later this year.

It sure is nice that Hasbro didn't double up on the Royal Guards/Republic Troops and can a couple of the TPM repacks...  ::)

I agree, the snowspeeder Luke sculpt is so much better.  It looks much more like a natural human body than the X-Wing Luke (especially hate those huge shoulders).

Nice pics, Anton - and nice score.

The height of the Luke sculpt doesn't bother me, it's the sculpt itself.  I always felt the arms look too big for the body.

PM sent!

The Vintage Collection / Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 17
« on: August 2, 2012, 11:07 AM »
I'd say in every way it's vastly superior Lando...

The paint aps are wildly superior to the MH one, and the sculpt is also a good notch above.  The articulation almost is a non-issue since the MH one is probably "good enough" for many, but this one of course is a lot more heavily articulated.

I'd say, honestly, the paint aps and sculpt are where it's head and shoulders above MH though.  One looks like a toy, and one looks like a little replica.

I felt the same way, until yesterday when I received my order from BBTS.  I actually think the MH one looks a lot better and more like the movie character.  The only thing I like more about the TVC one is that it can sit on a Kaadu.

I've seen a bit of that wave too... not much though.  It's a great wave, I really hope that it starts showing up more.

I've seen remnants of this wave near me over the past few days.  It's nice to know that it's hitting the stores, but it would be nice to see it in more significant numbers.

Guessing you're talking about the Galen Marek/Shae Vizsla wave?

Hmmm... I wonder if it's going to go on a promo endcap or something?

Joe Defender / Re: GI Joe Retaliation - The Toys!
« on: July 29, 2012, 04:36 PM »
I ended up hitting over a dozen Dollar General stores in June/July and never saw a single one of those figures.  Bah.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Smaller Vehicle/Beast/Other Items
« on: July 25, 2012, 01:53 PM »
Nice reference pics, Nicklab.  I'd buy all of those in a heartbeat... multiples of most!

The Vintage Collection / Re: Smaller Vehicle/Beast/Other Items
« on: July 25, 2012, 11:54 AM »
Oh yeah, those are awesome too.  I'd buy those... I'm sure you've seen THIS before, but if not, be sure to check out all the awesome pics.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Smaller Vehicle/Beast/Other Items
« on: July 25, 2012, 11:12 AM »
My Wish List:

- Picador w/ cart and Geonosian Warrior
- Dwarf Spider Droid (NEW) w/ Battle Droid
- Nexu (NEW) w/ Arena Padme and chain

- Chancellor's Podium w/ Emperor Palpatine (NEW, red robes)
- Boga (repack) w/ Obi Wan Kenobi
- Medicial Capsule w/ Crispy Anakin (NEW)

- Death Star Command Console w/ Death Star Trooper (gray)
- Cantina Bar Dispenser w/ Wuher (NEW)
- Yavin IV Command Table w/ Jan Dodonna (NEW)

- Hoth Transport w/ Rebel Driver
- Wampa (NEW) w/ Luke Skywalker
- Bespin Gantry Control Console w/ Darth Vader
- Emperor Throne w/ Emperor Palpatine
- Ewok Catapult w/ Ewok
- Droid Torture Rack w/ droid & Gamorrean Guard

The Bullpen / Re: The Avengers: The Toys
« on: July 23, 2012, 02:45 PM »
I don't buy any of this stuff, but man, that thing looked ridiculous.  Even if I was a diehard fan of Marvel/etc., that thing would be a letdown... Hasbro needs to go all out for things like this, or don't go at all.  It reminds me of some of their weak attempts at Star Wars playsets in the past.

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