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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2015
« on: July 10, 2015, 06:56 AM »
As is the case with most of my posts this will probably be a bunch of random sentences not necessarily related to one another.

I think Hasbro has dropped the ball in the last X number of years. BUT only a percentage of that is on them, the other just is what it is. A large part of "Hasblo" is the collector's mindset.

Do prices feel high? Yes. Do the paint apps seem bad for no good reason? Yes. Is it hard to watch the figures become lest collector friendly? Yes.

But they are toys. Some retail Hasbro stuff is obviously more adult oriented than others, but still they are toys that you can buy for relatively cheap. They aren't online only, "Museum Quality" (isn't that what Sideshow says?), figurines meant to display for the world to see and marvel at their quality.

My one time weekly toy run friend and now time to time toy run friend and I discuss how hard it is to listen to people upset about everything with SW toys all the time. Is there any other pop culture movie/show/whatever that even comes close to getting the toys we have gotten for 20 years (not including vintage)? So I mean, the character crop we've gotten? 38 years later you can go to Target (and I realize last wave syndrome may ruin my point here) and get some random dude who is just a background at a retail chain? How cool is that? I don't just get to choose from my 765th Vader or pay some company who's under producing toys online specifically for collectors and chose to charge a lot to make a random character. I think we've had it good for too long and not that things seem to be plateauing or even declining people have this weird reaction that "we are owed" something.

Thankfully the only thing that matters to me with collecting is MY ENJOYMENT and all the people who do it but apparently hate it aren't therefore able to break through my bubble and ruin it for me, but I can see how they might for some.

Hasbro you are not close to perfect, but you sure don't suck as bad as it feels (and we all know the internet is only for bitching and porn) most everyone is saying.

Ok time to get ready for work.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Wampa and Hoth Luke
« on: July 6, 2015, 11:40 PM »
I got mine from HTS and I think it is fabulous. The Wampa is freaking heavy! They really went the extra mile IMO.

The horns are grey and match the lips and eyelids. Not sure if that is screen accurate or not but seems fine to me.


Love the Wampa. Maybe they could have done the blood a little better, but overall this is a nice toy. Very surprised at the weight.

I'll take 1/100 of the team over 0/100 any day. If making one EU/Rebels/whatever fig loses me one OT fig I'll take it. We're obviously going to get plenty of OT figs. For me the "out of place" thing means nothing. That being said I wish we were talking about something other than Revan or even Sabine. But I'll still be excited to have either one randomly sitting in with a bunch of movie based figs.

I am also the person who has custom 6"-Vlix, Jaxxon, Jaina, SOTE Luke, SOTE Imp. Disguise Luke, and others in my collection. So that kinda tells where I'm coming from.

If some time in the future I have to look back and see I could only have Sabine or Lando ESB in my collection I'd certainly rather have Lando. That being said I might be willing to gamble voting for Sabine in the Fan's Choice Poll because I think it's the only chance she gets made where as Lando "most likely" will get made even if he doesn't win the poll. Seems like fair logic to me.

It's fan choice so it's hard to argue. I'm just glad those youngens voting for EU and PT are out there helping make sure the world of SW continues to be relevant. Without it what else would we complain about?

C-3PO is a repaint.  Best paint update they made is coloring his knee the correct silver color.  TVC version had an incorrectly colored gold knee.

Thanks. Just different enough for me to wish I pre ordered it but not enough to have a panic attack.

Has there been an official decry on what if anything is slightly different about this c3po and the Vintage Collection one?

I will be disappointed with the de-evolution of the figures if that's where we go but I will NEVER be done buying. Less collecting competition I guess.

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 2 (Spoilers)
« on: June 21, 2015, 01:23 AM »
I am so glad this show has become good. I'm stoked to see where the Vader/Ahsoka story will go. Did she lie to Ezra and Kanan or did she really not know it was Anakin?

Other Toy Lines / Re: Other Lines That Have Tempted...
« on: June 18, 2015, 07:30 PM »

Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: June 17, 2015, 07:23 PM »
That's a must have!

RIP. I didn't realize he was that old.

If not only because of collector OCD, I hate when I haven't even completed one wave of figs before the next one hits retail.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: '67 Shelby Cobra found after 45 years
« on: June 5, 2015, 05:48 PM »
Works out nice that the current "owner" is a douche and not some average guy who thinks he has legitimate ownership

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2014-15
« on: June 3, 2015, 10:53 PM »
And the prevent defense costs another team a victory in yet another sport.

I'm not looking for an actual answer here, but how can HTS still not have put Doom up on their site yet? Is Target providing them with their website inventory?

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