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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Comic Book Thread
« on: January 29, 2016, 12:29 PM »
oh for the love of...

Please don't piss all over the Herculoids!



"Tessio was always smarter..."

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: How's the weather?
« on: January 23, 2016, 09:46 PM »
I'm not sure what the snow totals are here so far because the wind is so freaking brutal it just blows everything all around in huge drifts, but we have to be north of 18" so far. Crazy storm for this part of the country. I love it long as we have power.  :)

The Force Awakens / Re: Where is Rey?
« on: January 21, 2016, 06:35 PM »
I have two daughters and the question for me isn't so much about boys playing with girl figures, but girls playing with girl figures. What if my girls want a 20" Sabine or 12" Hera? If you can't find a way to connect with that part of your audience you're just not trying IMO.

Just like JJ Abrams wanted a diverse cast to represent the world we live in today, I think it's fair to expect equal representation on the toy aisles.

I've never liked the idea of gender specific toys or that kind of marketing anyway. Instead of resigning yourself to "only boys care about these toys" maybe try figuring out a way to engage other demographics too. It's good business and it shows a respect for the property as well as the customer I think.

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
« on: January 21, 2016, 08:09 AM »
Hey, there's a Princess Leia figure coming! Based on how long it's taking to even get the 5th Brother figure out, I would expect this sometime in 2018.  :-\

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 2 (Spoilers)
« on: January 19, 2016, 12:24 PM »
Malachor is also referenced in the TFA Visual Dictionary as the source of inspiration for Kylo Ren's lightsaber design. ("Scourge of Malachor"...)

Free shipping today only @ Disney Store online...finally caved and ordered Rey with lightsaber. Feel stupid buying her twice but I guess I can make my money back selling my original at some point down the line.

Found an unexpected OT Stormtrooper on the pegs at Walmart and it rang up for only $ to love that. Must have been a return or random in-store find.

Still no sign of the Jango wave here.  :(

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: January 18, 2016, 08:21 AM »
Judith might be a much more effective tool to paint Negan as a monster than just about anything else.

Better her than Glenn!

I found a couple of these at Walgreens last night. They were on a tiny display on the side of an endcap, away from the toy aisle. It made me happy to finally see these for sale in a store.  :)

Count me in for sure...these things look great!

Would be remiss not to mention the inimitable Angus Scrimm, AKA The Tall Man.

And that creepy super from One a Day at a Time...

Other Toy Lines / Re: 2016: What Are You Collecting?
« on: January 11, 2016, 09:00 AM »
I can literally cut and paste my list from last year I think:

STAR WARS: All Black Series 6"
                              All Rebels 3&3/4" stuff (if any ever comes out)

WALKING DEAD: Anything from the TV Series line
                                    Anything from the 10" line
                                   Anything from the building line

PACIFIC RIM:  Anything from the 18" line
                                 Anything from the 7" line

FUNKO REACTION: Not sure if these guys are on hiatus or what, but i'm still in depending on the property...

I decided to hold on to the extra Kylo since the changes are fairly significant in my mind and I like having both.  :)

Just out of curiosity, what are your plans for the 6" Rey?  ;)

Not sure, probably gonna keep her now too because I realized last night they updated BB-8 too with a new wash that much more clearly defines his various sections. Would you be interested in just the Rey figure?

Started a longer post on this last night but I guess I never finished it so here s a more succinct version. Having read reports about the Rey and Kylo in this wave being "upgraded" versions compared to their previous releases, I bought one of each yesterday to compare. I didn't see much difference in Rey frankly, the lipstick paint apps are slightly lighter and more delicately applied, but that's about it that I can tell. I like the newer version but I don't really regard that as a legit variant, just a subtle tweak.

Kylo however, has some pretty notable differences from the first version. They added a red wire painted on his lightsaber hilt which was not on my original version, and the texture on his cowl is completely different from the original one. Hard to describe without seeing it but it has a sort of "gooseflesh" texture where the first time around it was much smoother like a crumpled towel. I think they also slightly changed the cut or length of his robes too.

I decided to hold on to the extra Kylo since the changes are fairly significant in my mind and I like having both.  :)

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