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The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: February 10, 2013, 07:26 AM »
New Cap sculpt: (Which I think is the JL Cyclops/Daredevil/Bullseye mold)

Rhino: (cool, but thought was a little weird since we have one, but still not a Vulture or Sandman)


The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: February 10, 2013, 07:24 AM »
Valkyrie (which I think completes Secret Avengers):



The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: February 10, 2013, 07:21 AM »
For those of you who haven't seen yesterday's new 3.75" MU badassery yet:


Cyclops, Emma Frost, Colossonaut:

Rick Jones A-Bomb:

The last couple years I have been noticing a figure swapper striking at my local TRU.  Kind of annoying when I see a wave put out, see the package of a figure I want, only to find a POTF2 figure swapped into the bubble.

The last couple months it really heated up.  Every week, every other week, I'd find 2 more.  I started turning the figures into Customer Service everytime, explaining what to look for, gotta say, they could not give a ****.  I said to them, one of these times I'm gonna show you these figures, and you'll say, "Yeah, that guy just returned those 30 minutes ago, I know who that was!"  But no they didn't really care much about possibly stopping them.

So today I am in there and find 2 more swapped out.  This time, I show the manager.  It took him a minute to understand what was happening, only after I put 2 of the same figure side by side, showed him the swapped one, and the real one.  The take home message?  "Nah we can't really do anything about that."  Actually he seemed kind of impressed how the swap was so flawless and seamless.

So there it is.  Showed everyone from customer service to the store manager.  Nobody cares.

If I were the manager, I would say, okay, CSM reps, for the next month anyone who receives a star wars figure return, call me over.  They would have this guy in 1-2 weeks.

But I am telling you they just don't care to stop it, and quite frankly, actually seemed kind of impressed.


The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6 Inch Figures?
« on: January 29, 2013, 07:52 AM »
I won't buy into a new scale like that of basically the same figures we have, just larger.  I want what's left to be made in 3.75" and to see an improvement on what's out there already.

And I can't say I didn't see this coming if it pans out.  :-X

In Hasbro's 6" line for Marvel, they are on wave 3 or 4 now and already out of maybe 20-25 figures have made a good handful that have not been made in the 3 3/4" scale which has been around 4 years longer than the 6" scale.

Just off the top of my head they made 6" Fantomex, Hyperion, Red She Hulk, Protector, Dani Moonstar, Arnim Zola, Terrax.  I just wish they'd finish what they started in the 3 3/4" scale before they make those characters in a completely new line in a different scale.

What they did with Fantomex is equivalent to putting the Tonnika Sisters in Wave 1 of a new 6" scale of Star Wars figures.

Tell me we couldn't get at least 100 dorks together and go picket outside a Chinese factory. 

The Vintage Collection / Re: Brian's Toy Exclusive - Jocasta Nu
« on: December 11, 2012, 02:52 PM »
Hey guys, haven't been around for a couple months.  Just caught wind of this Jocasta Nu situation at so I emailed Brian's Toys in a fit of rage and disappointment and what they told me is that they had no idea why people who preordered a few months ago didn't have their orders processed, and people who ordered last week got their figures.  The lady told me she processed mine just now as a result of my email.  What I did was bring up my original order email from september and reply to that address, then I got my response from a Heather Westphal which is, she sounds hot but I don't know for sure.

Anyhow, good luck.  If you email her she should straighten it out.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: JediDefender Fantasy Basketball 2012-13
« on: October 21, 2012, 07:32 AM »
Hey guys - I'm sorry to decide this especially so late but I'm completely and thoroughly not in the mood to follow the NBA this year.  I just don't want to spend any time looking at box scores or following players.  The Knicks suck, I hate the Heat, and I've got other passions and this just isn't one of them anymore.

Have fun playing and maybe I'll join up with you guys in future seasons.

Collector's Tips / Re: Wall Paint in your collecting room.
« on: October 18, 2012, 07:54 AM »
Hrmm, the way it turned out in the room that I have my figures in is that the shelves, figures and vehicles take up so much of the wall space that you can barely see any wall behind them.  That said, I always thought black would look cool.  Black walls, black shelves.  When I finish my basement I think that's what I am doing in my collecting room.

  I've seen evidence of Wave 4, 5, and 6 there this year...  That's more than I can say for almost any other store than K-Mart.

You found evidence alright.  Evidence of a crime.  And that crime is poor (or in many cases absent altogether) distribution.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: October 11, 2012, 03:34 PM »
Well this thread had taken an unfortunate turn.

I took a pic of the big fat 208.99 display at TRU today if any of you moderator types want it for the news. PM me and I will host or email it.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: October 10, 2012, 08:40 PM »
Wow, that's a bit of a hike even over the other MTT hike we saw...  What store was it DR?

Nanuet, NY

The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: October 10, 2012, 07:30 PM »
Couldn't find the MTT thread so I might as well put this here.  Went on a mega toy and comic run this afternoon, and came across the MTT in Toys 'R' Us.  The price on the shelf and the price it scanned at?  $208.99

This is what happens when people who shouldn't do drugs, do drugs.  Large scale vehicles get made with inaccurate play features, and then they get marked for double what they're worth.

In other news, TRU has BOGO all month long.  Up to about 15 shock troopers from this sale alone.  I saw almost nothing after TPM wave, except a couple figures I picked up and traded, then all of the sudden BOOM tons of cases of the sandtrooper/blue clone lieutenant/shocktrooper wave.

The Vintage Collection / Re: K-Mart Vintage Ewok/AT-ST Driver 2-Packs
« on: September 28, 2012, 01:03 AM »
The stupid ball joint on the neck should be standard by now.

Gentle Giant / Re: And The Mystery Ent. Earth Exclusive Is....
« on: September 12, 2012, 06:20 AM »
Weak. Not even remotely tempted. Jocasta Nu I will have to get though.

Gentle Giant / Re: And The Mystery Ent. Earth Exclusive Is....
« on: September 11, 2012, 04:57 PM »
I trust everyone figured out from the clues today that it's the Tonnika Sisters.

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