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Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: February 7, 2014, 01:39 PM »
Yeah I think the NBXMAS figs came off well but not sure on the others yet... will wait to see better pics. Kudos for the aggressiveness of the line though.

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Hall of Justice / Re: 2014 DC Multiverse 4" Figure Line
« on: January 31, 2014, 07:58 PM »
Yeah these are out in full force here in Iowa and not moving. Naturally wave 2, where the movie figures come into it, will be HTF as a result.  Then again it's early, so we'll see. Not a good sign so far though.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Superman/Batman
« on: January 31, 2014, 07:56 PM »
I can kind of see Eisenberg, in the mold of the character he played in Social Network. Luthor as young, petulant genius, as opposed to what we've traditionally seen. It could work. It depends entirely on the story. Luthor as a corporate threat to Bruce Wayne could be the way these two cross paths. Jeremy Irons has always been a tremendous actor, and him as Alfred offers some new avenues. Could work. would not have been the route I would have gone, but then none of these choices so far have been, so par for the course. We'll see.

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels Saga Legends Figures
« on: January 28, 2014, 07:23 PM »
I always like Frankenstein things and he's definitely a hodge podge. Looking forward to the show.

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Found two cases of the new wave at Wally last night. Paint apps are definitely hit and miss so it was nice to have lots to choose from. I like these sets a lot, especially 3-PO/R2.

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Unless you already own it, in which both of these cases you do (Grievous is paired with the SL Obi Wan and Luke with the MS Vader).

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Good find. Hopefully that bodes well for around here.  What did everyone think of the pics of Obi/Grievous and Bespin Luke/Vader? I thought Grievous was a yawner, but Luke is great. Too bad we have to pay $10 for him, since Vader is a straight repack. Both him and Grievous are figures that could serve as single releases, so I'm not sure why they're pairing them with repacks, and it stings to still being paying $10 a figure when the point of this line was not to do that.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
« on: January 23, 2014, 10:50 AM »
That also had me thinking. Why Wedge, and then Dack? We'll see I guess.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
« on: January 22, 2014, 08:22 PM »
Hopefully this pans out. The repacks are nice idea, though Dack is a little curious. He's not a figure I think people necessarily missed, though I could be wrong. The Royal Guard is a figure I think most people would love to see, or Shae Vizla. Maybe we'll get more as we go on.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Toy Fair 2014
« on: January 21, 2014, 01:37 PM »
I think the reason we haven't seen a pre-order for the ESB wave is that there will be no further Black Series waves. The line, on the 3 and 3/4 side anyways, hasn't performed. My guess is we'll see the collector line re-established concurrently with Rebels in the fall and the ESB figures will set that off. We'll see some strong OT figures until the new movie late 2015. At this stage retailers must be looking past TBS and it makes sense to hold off until there's some extra media support.

I expect to see one, maybe two waves of the 6 inch figures, a little bit of Rebels but nothing really since they'll wait until closer to launch to spring most of it. it will be very slim overall as we're now used to. Once Rebels kicks into gear, and we creep closer to the movie, things will improve.

There were quick change transformers - the Jumpstarters Top Spin and Twin Twist (two of my faves) - had this exact same concept in 85.

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: January 16, 2014, 09:51 AM »
 :)  Ah no... won't be doing that. Got in trouble before or opening some things here...  ;)

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LOVE the snow trooper. He'll go great with the commander.

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: January 15, 2014, 11:36 PM »
Got an absolutely dead mint MIB never opened speeder bike today - it's like I time travelled to 83 for this thing:


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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: January 15, 2014, 02:19 PM »
Obi Wan tells Luke he thought he could train Anakin as well as Yoda - a seriously maverick thing is an organization as rigid as the Jedi Order. Obi Wan affirms that he was once as reckless as Luke. The OT Obi Wan gives the impression he was more against the grain than we ultimately see in the PT. In the PT, you have a young, overmatched knight forced into completing the dying wish of his former master. He doesn't make a conscious choice to train a peer, complicated by the fact that others have pointed out that Anakin's age in TPM is a mistake. Obi Wan becomes even more hard line as the PT goes on, with the exception of the CW, where we finally see his non-Jedi side and history. Even then he denies it. I love a lot of the points in the comments, I think there is a way to make this work, and make it interesting. Obi Wan is a character rife with contradictions and I can see him fathering a child, or entering a relationship, or both, in the aftermath of Vader and the Purge. Obi-Wan lived a lot of life between III and IV and I doubt all of it was spent in his hovel.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: January 14, 2014, 08:43 PM »
It goes against the PT Obi, who was resolutely chaste, but not the OT one, who is suggested to be something more like the maverick we got in Qui-Gon. I personally wouldn't mind this. It would humanize him a little (Satine did, which was why she was a great addition to the overall story).

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