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The Bullpen / Re: LEGO Makes Theirs Marvel
« on: July 18, 2016, 09:29 AM »
I snagged the awful Rhino/Sandman vs. Spidey/Iron Spidey set on clearance at Walmart last night for $30. It was one of the few clearanced sets they still had multiples of.

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILER FREE)
« on: July 15, 2016, 03:27 PM »
Official Poster in Super High Quality

If you told me that was a fan made photoshop, I would believe you.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« on: July 14, 2016, 11:58 AM »
Yeah, this is something they could have done 5, maybe even 10 years ago. Most people already have these game running on emulators on the PC. Plus, capped at the 30 games? Pretty easy pass, though I'd consider it on sale.

I'm kinda surprised Nintendo isn't making people pay for every game again like they do with their other systems.

New Carded/Loose Pics of SH Figuarts ANH Luke

Oh my goodness, it looks amazing!

Other Collectibles / Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« on: July 13, 2016, 09:14 AM »
Finally caved on this thing for $95 yesterday during Amazon Prime Day. Should be here tomorrow. I have a little bit of buyer's remorse, but I'm sure I'll wind up loving it.

Yeah that's a good list, and I would buy every single one of them. Also, props to JD for letting us all vote for 10 characters. I never understood the other sites only allowing one vote per person. Was it an issue of making things easier due to high traffic/submitted votes?

Jesse and I were discussing over Twitter about the Black Series figs versus the Japanese 6 inch lines (Medicom MAFEX, Bandai SH Figuarts, Revoltech), and Jesse had a good line about Hasbro being the "budget" line for collectors. It's expensive to collect the Japanese figures (roughly $50 per figure, give or take, plus overseas shipping) but you look at what they've done, and it blows Hasbro out of the water. You definitely get your moneys worth. Most of those lines have been around for 2 years at most, but they've tackled lots of stuff Hasbro probably won't get to for years with this pace. Mace Windu, TPM Obi-Wan, Battle Droids... there are even two versions of 3PO and R2, with more coming. Meanwhile from Hasbro we've gotten Luke in most of his movie outfits, a few troopers, and MAYBE a single figure for main characters like Han. I'm rambling here, so I guess the point I'm making is to agree that no figure is guaranteed to be made in this line.

The complaining is a tough issue to tackle because I know I'll end up sounding like a hypocrite somewhere haha. Legitimate gripes I'd say are paint apps and distribution, though I still don't know if that's Hasbro's fault or retail (or both).

Rogue One / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2016
« on: July 8, 2016, 11:32 AM »
Thank god, no Disney embargo this year (I hope). What a mess that was last year.

I'm hoping they rerelease some HTF figures on Rogue One cardbacks too (Han, Unmasked Kylo, Ackbar, etc.)

New S.H.Figuarts Announcements - Heavy Gunner First Order Stormtrooper and ANH Luke Skywalker.

The Heavy Gunner is a nice addition, but holy cow - look at that Luke.  Amazing, especially when you compare him to Hasbro's floppy shirt ANH Luke.


ANH Luke Pre-Order is back up at AmiAmi

I got my order in, looks like you still can too! Releases July 22!

Just off the top of my head

Completely New figures:
- Bun Hairdo Padme from ROTS
- Tonnika Sisters
- Cliegg Lars
- Admiral Trench
- Nik Sant

SA Resculpts:
- TPM Anakin
- AOTC Boba Fett
- Palpatine Office Duel
- Leia Bespin Escape
- Emperor Palpatine
- Lando Bespin

- Dash Rendar
- Leebo
- Jaxxon
- Vlix

My guess is $49.99

Other Collectibles / Re: Medicom 6" MAFEX Star Wars figures
« on: July 7, 2016, 10:22 AM »
Yeah, pricey (the 3PO/R2 set ended up costing around $100, though that included the express overseas shipping I sprang for) but they really are worth every penny. And to be fair, most of the figures made have been helmeted characters or droids just like the model kits. Rey will be the first MAFEX human character, and the first non-SH Figuarts human character from any of these lines.

Hasbro made a HUGE mistake with their product drought from 2013-2015. They had a 2 year head start on these Japanese companies making the 6 inch figures, and they did nothing to lock the American market down. There was nothing to buy on the pegs, so I figured what the heck, I'll blow a spare $40 on one of these figures... they blew me away and I've never looked back.

I get that Hasbro is, as Jesse said, the budget line, and they've made a lot of figures the Japanese companies will probably never touch, but there are often times where you have to ask if a Hasbro figure is worth the $20 while I've never felt like I wasted money on the Japanese products.

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: July 6, 2016, 10:06 PM »
Stopped in my local comic book store this afternoon and they had some new Marvel figures in stock. They had Wave 3 with Morbius, Rogue, Hydro-Man, and Quasar. Then they had Wave 2 of the Comic Packs, which I had never even seen or heard of before.

I ended up grabbing the Spidey/Kaine set and Morbius for my Spidey collection.

Other Collectibles / Re: Medicom 6" MAFEX Star Wars figures
« on: July 6, 2016, 04:26 PM »
Got my MAFEX C-3PO and R2-D2 in the mail this morning. Woah baby! The Revoltech versions are great, but these might be better.

This should be a fun fireworks show... people on Reddit (through Yakface) are voting for figures like Rey with gloves and scarf, or the Heavy Gunner FO Stormtrooper. Totally different mindset from us over here. ;)

Either way, I look forward to not being able to find the winning figure in stores.

Slightly modified list from last year:

1. Lando Calrissian (Bespin) with removable cape and E-11 blaster
2. Emperor's Royal Guard with pike and rifle
3. Pre Vizsla with Darksaber and removable helmet
4. 4-LOM
5. Dengar
6. Zuckuss
7. Count Dooku with lightsaber and Force lightning
8. Grand Moff Tarkin with Interrogation Droid
9. General Grievous with cape and lightsabers
10. Battle Droid with blaster

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