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Middle Earth / Re: The Hobbit - Toy Line
« on: October 26, 2013, 12:19 AM »
My TRU had the six inch azog,radagast and legolas today. Also the five pack with thanduril.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: October 24, 2013, 07:57 PM »
I think the script is probably much further along than we think, though the fact the article mentions filiming in Sping 2014; that's a little further out than I was thinking on the timetable they seem to be on. That being said, this movie has been in pre-production for over a year, closer to two.

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars: Rebels - Class II Vehicles
« on: October 15, 2013, 11:40 PM »
Yeah exactly - if the new movie does come out in May 2015, rebels will get all of one quarter to make a splash. Which opens up a question of what the line in general looks like going forward. Heavily segmented? Rebels, VII, black series, legends, angry whatever? Or more limited in scope?

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These are a great value considering anyone of these figures would for $10 by itself.

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels - 5 POA Animated Style Figs
« on: October 13, 2013, 11:26 AM »
I think they mean the detail will be soft enough to read as animated but detailed enough to appeal to collectors. 5 POA is not an issue for me, it's all about whether the show/characters are interesting or not.

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars: Rebels - Class II Vehicles
« on: October 13, 2013, 11:24 AM »
The tooling probably still is around given how we saw pretty much everything else, but this version appears different enough to require a new sculpt. It would be pretty cool to see.

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Found mine yesterday. Pretty cool set. The box is oddly designed - it's so tall and flat - but unique. I love the Ewoks that came with it. Hopefully they do more pieces like this.

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Hall of Justice / Re: 2014 DC Multiverse 4" Figure Line
« on: October 11, 2013, 07:17 PM »
I am really excited for these. I've wanted Christopher Reeve Superman figures forever, and here we are. Very cool. Batman is great too.

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Pretty much the best wave ever. Snowtrooper Commander? Toyrn Farr? Snowspeeder Wedge? ESB wish list destroyed.

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: October 4, 2013, 09:37 PM »
I don't either. One of those pieces I've been waiting to get with the box.

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The Bullpen / Re: Thor: The Toys!
« on: September 27, 2013, 10:51 PM »
I bought a Dark Elf at TRU today. Such an interesting design. Thought about Kurse, but I thinl I'll wait on him. These are much more engaging designs to me personally than the last film, which was still pretty cool.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Future of Star Wars Collecting?
« on: September 11, 2013, 02:43 PM »
I can see a 'SW Universe' line being an option during the next 5-6 years. Hopefully the new movies bring in a lot of new fans and there's interest in the original films - if Episode VII and the return of all the OT characters doesn't reignite some collector interest, then nothing will.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Future of Star Wars Collecting?
« on: September 10, 2013, 01:32 PM »
I think the death of the articulated 3.75 inch line is a little exaggerated right now, but it's not out of the question. The fact is that Hasbro is on record saying that the Vintage line over the last few years has been its worst seller in the modern era. We've all seen the proof of this. That's the economy but combine that with rising prices, terrible distribution, and yeah, this line is serious trouble.

People coming back for the 6 inch may jump in 3.75 again, but the character selection is terrible. Casual buyers will not drop $10 on Biggs or some random Jedi. In order for this line to be successful the price has to come down and the selection has to even out. That means less and less opportunity for background characters but there are very, very few that still need representation in this scale.

With the new movie I can see this segment making a comeback, but it's going to be a difficult path ahead.

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Trying to avoid figures I assume will be slam dunks, but you never know. Also, I really want to see what they can do with this scale, so:

Gamorrean Guard
Amanaman
Ephont Mon
Jawa(s)
Hammerhead
Tusken Raider
Wedge
Snowtrooper
Max Rebo w/ organ
Emperor Palpatine w/ throne

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I believe they are due later this fall and not avalable as of yet.

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