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Messages - McMetal

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That is an outstanding Top 6 that I am very proud to be associated with. Well done, Jedi Defenders!  :)

I agree with you Nick, that it seems pointless to vote for characters that are no longer canonical. Hasbro could and should have easily put that to bed by stipulating that you had to vote for someone from the 7 movies or 2 TV shows.

If they can make Rogue One off-limits, they sure as heck can make all the EU fan fiction stuff off limits too.

And those dips btching about "obvious choices" obviously haven't been paying attention because how many years has it been now and still no 3PO?!?!


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Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: July 11, 2016, 08:55 AM »
They are also doing an 18" Warrior Alien "lost prototype" as an homage to the classic Kenner figure...just read about that last night.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: July 9, 2016, 05:51 PM »
A few questions...

01:  Is the Landstrider set the only known SDCC exclusive at this point? 
02:  Do we know if it'll be available anywhere else?
03:  Do any of you happen to have an extra of the glow-in-the-dark Xenomorph from the carrying case set you'd like to sell?

Got my shipping notice for the Japanese-branded 3-pack and Carrying Case... 8)

So far yeah, that is the only ReAction exclusive they have revealed. I keep thinking there will be something else, but not so far. Not sure about availability outside of the con but almost all their exclusives have gone up in the Super7 Webstore at some point.

And yeah, the Japanese 3-pack is essentially the same version of the previous 3-pack, but I think they lightened up the paint deco this time around. Not quite as day glo neony.


04:  That set is the same as the last one with just packaging changes right?

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The Force Awakens / Re: Retail Prices/Sales/Discounts
« on: July 9, 2016, 05:44 PM »
The Kroger supermarket chain is running that same clearance pattern, desert stuff was cheaper than jungle by a good $2 or so. Just noticed today.

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Rogue One / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2016
« on: July 8, 2016, 03:51 PM »
Yeah, my outrage was more mock than authentic, lol. It doesn't bug me that much, although I do wish they wouldn't do it.

I'm very thankful for any new Rebels stuff though, and especially a new Hera figure!

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Rogue One / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2016
« on: July 8, 2016, 03:31 PM »
I got excited and then %$^&*( ITS ANOTHER NERF TOY!  >:(

Blecch.

I shall only buy two!  :D

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Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: July 8, 2016, 08:58 AM »
Got my shipping notice for the Japanese-branded 3-pack and Carrying Case... 8)

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« on: July 8, 2016, 08:53 AM »
Apparently Takei himself feels it's not what Roddenberry would've wanted, but then again the Trek franchise hasn't been what Roddenberry wanted since back in the TNG days before he died, and IMHO it improved without him after he died.  :-X

Yeah, I believe his exact quote was "very unfortunate" and while this surprised me at first after reading into it I can see his point. His take was that Sulu was always envisioned as a heterosexual character and that it would have been a better choice to make a new character gay rather than re-imagining an existing one. His respect for Roddenberry and the source material was pretty refreshing actually.

I agree he seems like a very likeable dude in a genuine way.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« on: July 7, 2016, 01:45 PM »
"Oh, My!"

 :D

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I'm mostly good with last year's list too...sigh:

1. Tusken Raider
2. Jawas
3. Emperor's Royal Guard
4. Dengar
5. 4-LOM
6. Zuckuss
7. Bib Fortuna
8. SnowtrooperAdmiral Ackbar
9. AT-AT DriverGamorrean Guard
10. Hammerhead

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I like it, and I'll definitely buy it, but it still seems weird to me they wouldn't roll out R5-D4 first in that sculpt as he is way more iconic than this other schmoe. Easy repaint for later I guess though.

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Whew, I was worried we wouldn't have a separate thread to complain in... :P

Just please no more EU stuff...there's too many iconic OT characters they still need to trawl out and I don't think we can take anything for granted anymore with the scattershot, glacial pace of releases they seem to prefer. (Hasbro)

Rest of the bounty hunters, cantina goons, etc gonna need a lot of help, imho.

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Saw the walker at gamestop...  Looks neat.  I have some EE ordering going on so I may just tack on a couple GoT guys but I'm gonna pik and choose on the line.  Ball jointed elbows and wrist joints would've had me all in.

Just gonna throw it out there - if anyone sees these at Gamestop this week please help a brother out and post a UPC/Item#/SKU so I can call around to try and find these.

I was surprised and disappointed to see they have not added these to their website yet despite selling them in their stores. They are normally much better about that stuff than most retailers.

THANKS!!  :)

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Wish we could get some confirmation whether TRU or Target will be carrying these. Barnes and Noble seems to have gotten out of the 3&3/4" game.

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