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Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: August 2, 2015, 08:30 PM »
Barnes and Noble clearance is up to 75% off now, so I picked up a bunch more figures yesterday for $2.50 a pop. Got a few of the Pulp Fiction and some more Alien guys.

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: August 2, 2015, 08:27 PM »
I finally broke down and ordered the 12" Hero Series Zeb off Amazon since it seems like pretty much a forgone conclusion that there won't be any more new product shipping til the relaunch. I never saw the second wave with him and Maul anywhere.

Picked up a spare Han and Luke for $9 each at Walmart today. Sadly the price had not dropped  further on the deluxe sets though, they were still $30.

Big bummer...loved the guy, brilliant heel.

Also, best fight scene....ever.

"And I'm all out of bubblegum"

Scored a Leia in Boussh disguise from a Walgreens store this afternoon.  And some of the other current Black Series 6" figures like Palpatine, Luke in Stormtrooper armor and the AOTC Clone Trooper Captain were all on hand.  Now if I can just find the 6" IG-88 and Commander Cody I can take a little break before Force Friday.

That reminds me...did we ever get any more info on the next Walgreens exclusive figure out of sdcc? Wasn't it supposed to be a tweaked Vader or Emperor?

Other Toy Lines / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: July 30, 2015, 09:25 PM »
Nice! I had heard those were hitting.

I picked up the 10" Survival Edition Daryl last week at Books A Million.

Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: July 30, 2015, 09:23 PM »
Good updates, thanks for posting! Addams Family could have some potential. Not too crushed about Bill & Ted. I was hoping they would do more Universal monsters, curious who they would go with next.

I don't know if they were referring to the original or the sequel, but they have some unfinished work left to do on the Nostromo crew. I still remember the painted prototypes of Lambert and co from last year's con. Hook it up!

I finally saw the Breaking Bad figures at a local toy store this week, the only other ones still due out that have been announced were Fight Club I believe.


I hate come off as the bitter, angry fan, but I am so that's how it comes out.  :P

I spent ALL morning waiting for them to put these ******* up until I literally could not do it anymore and was forced to reintegrate myself into the family for a fun outing. Crazy huh? How dare I take my eyes off their stupid website and attempt to have a normal life for thirty minutes. Of course I missed it, even though there are plenty of their other crappy exclusives left like that gi joe thing, goddamit.

The only people profiting from this asinine arrangement are ******* scalpers. I really am now of the opinion that they should outright cancel any more exclusives like this in the future. It only serves to piss off their most diehard fans. And Hasbro has their head up their ass because they could have sold a **** ton more of these if they had bothered to crank out more then whatever that feeble initial order was. Lose lose, geniuses.

Yes, the packaging means that much time me because I am a capital C Completist and now I have to shell out 3 or 4 times what this POS is worth because they couldn't be bothered to make enough to even remotely meet the demand. and it was more like 3 minutes that it sold out in, not even ten.

Apologies for all the bile, but I had to get that out of my system. I realize it is just a stupid toy, and I understand the concept behind convention variants, but there are much, much better ways to handle this. I will give 2 examples:

Funko had several ReAction figure exclusives at sdcc this year. Among them were unmasked Flash and Green Arrow, and the hole in head T-1000. After sdcc the first two were available at Barnes and Noble and the latter at Toys R Us. They made enough so that everyone had a crack at them for a fair price and in turn this helped keep the Secondary market prices down across the board.

Neca had several sdcc exclusives too, but they were kind enough to pre-advertise both the date AND time that their online flash sale would begin and I had NO trouble logging in and buying the stuff I wanted. I was able to plan ahead and be ready. What a novel concept.

Anyways rant over.

**** you, Hasbro.

I only woke up four times overnight and checked.  :P

The suspense is killing me!

They now have a blurb up advertising the convention items being posted tomorrow, but they have removed the hot link to their exclusives page. So just finding these could be a PITA come tomorrow. The search function on that site is lame.

All I want is that damn Stormtrooper. Come on, serendipity!

Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: July 21, 2015, 04:28 PM »
I bought the Haunted Crypt for about $100 off eBay which was not too bad. I believe it was $70 at the con. I need most of those T2 variants too, except for the Hole in the Head T1000 which I found at TRU yesterday.

The real bear for me is that Haunted House Playset. Apprarently they only made about 10 of those because there are very, very few on eBay and they are all ridiculously priced compared to the other exclusives. I think I'm going to have to wait that one out and hope I get lucky down the line somewhere.

Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: July 20, 2015, 10:06 PM »
I want the bloody jaws set in the worst way... But I'm not spending $100+ for it... I hate exclusives.

You will happy to hear I picked one up for the low, low price of $29.99 today at TRU.  :) They didn't have the regular shark, just the exclusive set. I was so psyched I went ahead and bought all 3 figures on the spot too.

They are very nicely done, probably the best ReAction figures I have bought so far in terms of likenesses. They have definitely improved their game over time.

Happy hunting!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Archer on fX
« on: July 20, 2015, 10:32 AM »
Woodhouse died!  :'(

So much for that story arc next season focusing on how he went missing and what happened to him. Bummer.

Alex "Teddy Z" "Moe Greene" Rocco  :-[

And now George "Woodhouse" Coe.   :'(

Wait listed on the Wampa, I was delayed for 3 minutes before I could log on.  ::)This is good practice for Hasbro Toy Shop on the 28th.

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