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Star Wars Rebels / Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: August 27, 2014, 10:38 PM »
Let's fire this mother up!

I bought my first ever Rebels toy tonight...the 20" Ezra Bridger figure. Have been on the fence about the 20" scale, but after seeing this one in person I caved instantly. No sign of Kanan, but they did have the TIE FIghter Pilot, which was super badass. I stashed him away for later. (BTW, not so easy stashing away a 20" action figure)

Bring on the Rebels toys!

 ;D

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / San Diego Comic Con 2014
« on: July 23, 2014, 08:18 AM »
Mods, please feel free to move or delete this if there is a duplicate thread out there...I looked for one but couldn't find it any of the the usual forums.

Seems like a pretty low buzz for SDCC this year. I gues the past few years' disappointments have level set expectations somewhat.

What are you guys really hoping to see? Surprise 3&3/4" figs? Next 2 waves of 6" guys? Upcoming store exclusives?

I would really like to see about all of the 6" figures that have been rumored about for the past few months, including Bossk, C-3PO, etc. I know the TIE Pilot is going to be shown too.

That's pretty much it. There are a couple of pieces of information I would love to get confirmation on too though, namely, what is going on with the Anakin/Clone Trooper 6" wave that has been MIA all year, and can they please confirm plans to release the Ghost in the Rebels line?

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JD Sports Forum! / NFL 2013-2014
« on: September 6, 2013, 09:04 AM »
Let's light this candle.  :D

Peyton Manning is pretty good.

Wes Welker should not be back there catching punts. (Good hands or not, in jury risk is too great)

You would not know Baltimore even had 2 starting safeties based on the # of times their names were called last night. Elam was practically invisible out there. They miss Ed Reed.

A lot of FF owners are putting in waiver claims for Julius Thomas this morning. Myself included.

Yay! Football is back!

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Other Collectibles / 31" Darth Vader
« on: August 20, 2013, 09:28 PM »
Man, I had no idea where to post about this, it's such a bizarre yet awesome item, but doesn;t really fit into a defined category.

But I finally saw the new JAKKS Pacific 31" Vader figure tonight at Walmart of all places, and damn that thing is impressive in person. I spent a long time on that aisle trying to figure out how I was going to be able to walk out without buying that, and after mentally rationalizing the price ("Hey, it's less than a dollar an inch!") and figuring out the biggest hurdle, where I would put it, I finally caved. For $29.97 it was just too hard to pass up. Seven points of articulation...

I heard a few snickers from people in the checkout line, but f em, this thing is crazy badass. Check it out!

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Other Toy Lines / Pacific Rim Toys
« on: June 28, 2013, 09:22 AM »
Saw these at TRU yesterday for the first time and ended up picking up the lot. (Crimson Typhoon, Gipsy Danger, and Knifehead) They were only $15 a piece and I had a coupon for $5 off, so what the hell. I can always return them if buyer's remorse sets in, but so far I feel pretty damn good about the purchase. I don't think these will be sold many places and may disappear quickly. Plus I just think the movie looks all kinds of awesome.

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Other Toy Lines / World War Z Action Figures
« on: June 20, 2013, 08:50 PM »
http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=JZ15405AA

Looks like they have listings for 4 figures: Gerry Lane, Paramedic Zombie, Special Forces Zombie, and Civilian Zombie. I guess they are from Jazwares?

I can't say I'm overly impressed but am enjoying the book so if I can find them at retail, probably TRU I am guessing, I may be down.

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JD Sports Forum! / NFL Offseason 2013
« on: April 26, 2013, 09:01 AM »
No draftniks in here?

Slow night for Skins fans, with no picks until #51, but interesting nonetheless. Only 1 QB taken and no RB's...odd year. Looks like some good depth falling to the 2nd round too.

I have to admit I love seeing that Teo douchenozzle getting nary a sniff from about 30 different teams. I'm sure someone will take him tonight, but refreshing to see people ignore the hype early on at least.

Who's getting the Honey Badger? From his rap sheet, seems like a perfect fit for the Cowboys.  :P

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Other Toy Lines / Prometheus Figures
« on: October 24, 2012, 09:14 AM »
Saw new Prometheus figures at TRU yesterday courtesy of NECA. They had the "flight suit" alien dude and un-suited alien dude. Those appeared to be the only two. These looked pretty cool, but didn't seem to have a lot of play features. Which I guess makes sense as these are probably not aimed at kids.

Not sure about the scale, 10" maybe? I am horrible at guesstimating dimensions, so I could be way off there.

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MTT FTW!

Props to JTA for breaking this story with some juicy details.

3 feet long?  :o

20 battledroids included?  :o

Wowzers.

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Sorry, didn't know where to post this...I don't see a thread for TVC Class 2 vehicles.

So the new ships have been spotted out in CA, according to GH. Again, I have looked closely at the attached scans and cannot for the life of me figure out how they are differentiating TCW and TVC vehicles now.

IS there a way to tell if a Class II (AKA midsize) vehicle is part of one line or the other?

I can assume the Pod Racers are part of the Vintage line, but I have no clue about the new AAT. The most recent AAT released was for the Clone Wars line, but does this thing belong there too?

I am hoping any TCW themed ships that may get released next year (if there are any) will have some sort of subscript or footnote/tagline/etc to set them apart. It actually does matter to some collectors like myself I think.

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Modern Trading / HAVE: new TCW figs available
« on: December 21, 2011, 08:07 PM »
HAVE: Various TCW figures - Shirtless Savage, Saesee Tiin, Jar Jar Binks, etc

WANT: the Clone Wars Y-Wing Scout Bomber w/Clone Pilot Warthog Deluxe set

That is all. TIA!

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / CW Mandalorian Troop Shuttle
« on: July 2, 2011, 09:23 AM »
Ok, so technically it's not a "figure rumor" but EE has a new pre-listing up for a Mandalorian Gunship.  :o

No pictures or description, but based on my recollection this could be 1 of 2 different Mando ships. Either would be pretty cool as they are both interesting designs.

Hope to see more at SDCC!

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Other Toy Lines / The Walking Dead
« on: March 11, 2011, 09:03 AM »
http://www.entertainmentearth.com/hitlist.asp?theme=Walking+Dead

 :o :o :o

I'm all in on this one. Would give my left nut to see what Michonne will look like.

Awesomeness!

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Watto's Junk Yard / The Cape - Anyone Watching This?
« on: January 18, 2011, 01:37 PM »
Is anyone sticking with this? Do you find it terrible or enjoyable? Or both?

I'm mostly sticking around for Summer Glau and because I enjoy Keith David's acting. I still can't make up my mind if I like it or not though. I already gave up on that atrocious No Ordinary Family show, so I'm not eager to replace it with something equally bad.

Curious what others think...

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Vintage Kenner / Question About Ewok Battle Wagon - Pls Help!
« on: October 26, 2010, 02:30 PM »
I hate to clutter up the forum with another thread, but I wasn't sure where else to post this.

I have a burning question about the Ewok Wagon that I have tried to research exhaustively but to no avail. It's really bugging me, so I am hoping someone that has one of these can help answer this:

RE: the side panels -are they exactly the same? I mean, literally.

If you look closely, you can see there is a groove at one end of the panel. It seems to me that both grooves should face inwards, but on the one I bought loose, the groove faces in on one and out on the other. It seems very odd Kenner would have sculpted it this way, unless they were really trying to cut corners and save money. Is there truly a "left" and "right" panel? Or are they identical?

I have looked at the photo archive on JTA and it appears they have one facing in and one facing out on the one pictured. (IE: seems to support the fact that they ARE identical)

Also, I have been scanning eBay auctions for months now, and although I have seen numerous auctions for side panels (there are 2 listed right now), I have never seen the one that I "think" I would need.

It seems to work ok - I can affix both panels in the correct orientation on mine, it just bugs me about that end groove. It's too assymmetrical.

Anyone have a clue on this? TIA!

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