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Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: February 24, 2015, 03:52 PM »
While browsing the aisles at TRU today I was surprised to stumble across a brand new TRU ReAction exclusive - Predator "Thermal Vision". Very cool deco, bought it on the spot.

Also bought the EE Exclusive Glow In the Dark Predator off eBay, should be here any day.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Wave 7 (2015 Wave 1)
« on: February 24, 2015, 03:40 PM »
When should we expect this wave to hit retail?

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: February 24, 2015, 03:39 PM »
No, the Target exclusive AT-DP with the pack-in driver is not in circulation yet. The counts you are seeing are for the first wave of vehicles most likely. And yeah, the AT-DP seems to sell out fast.

I found another lone TIE Fighter Pilot at Target over lunch so I picked it up. I am trying to think of a number in my head for how many of these guys I really need..."I can imagine quite a bit"...LOL.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: February 23, 2015, 08:52 PM »
Yeah, those are all made up roads for sure.

I kept waiting for someone to speak up and tell Aaron, "You know, the last folks that offered to take us in tried to eat us, so yeah...pardon us for being skeptical."  :D

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: February 23, 2015, 08:48 PM »
Picked up another TIE Pilot at one Target on the way home from work, and Gree, Plo Koon and another Jedi Temple Guard at a different location.  :)

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: Upcoming Black Series figures?
« on: February 23, 2015, 03:17 PM »
So, if what we've already seen is it until the big Force Awakens barrage - are these the figures left until Fall for the 6" line?

Han Solo (Stormtrooper)
Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper)
Princess Leia (Boussh Disguise)
Commander Cody
Clonetrooper Repaint (Captain?)

Han Solo (Hoth) w/ Taun Taun
Luke Skywalker (Hoth) w/Wampa

3PO was supposed to be in there too but I suspect they are having major issues with that figure right now.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: February 23, 2015, 09:00 AM »
So, um...yeah. Not a lot to talk about there. Mmm, applesauce.

I guess the flare-eye walker was pretty cool. That will make a sweet action figure.

They got to Alexandria quicker than I thought in this series. I think they are in a real danger now of catching up with the comics. They've got maybe 1-2 more seasons they can squeeze out before they are there. I hope they find some way to pad that time out, maybe focus on Daryl for awhile. Or do something with Morgan.

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: February 21, 2015, 02:41 PM »
Found the AT-DP Driver and TIE Pilot figures this morning, along with a Jedi Temple Guard, at Target. They were the only three single carded figures they had at all. Proceeded to hit a few more locations after that but came up empty handed. Super happy to hve found the 3 I wanted most though.

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Legends
« on: February 20, 2015, 11:42 PM »
I finally found Machine Man tonight at first and likely, only purchase from this line. A#1!

The Bullpen / Re: Avengers Infinite
« on: February 20, 2015, 11:40 PM »
Whatever happened with Northstar? Did he ever get released?

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels "Mission Series" 2-Packs
« on: February 20, 2015, 07:32 PM »
We're not interested in your rape culture!

Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: February 20, 2015, 09:48 AM »
I love almost all of this...  Just ordered the Big Trouble in Little China figures too.  This line has been the silver lining to Hasbro's foot dragging as of late.

100% agree, BTW - the BTILC figures have been spotted at Target already, so they are hitting retail too! I can't wait to score these...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: February 19, 2015, 02:09 PM »
Blomkamp Alien 5 back on!  ;D

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything eBay! Scams, questions, etc...
« on: February 19, 2015, 01:25 PM »
The one thing I don't like about the group photo is that you never know which figure you're getting from the lot. It's not like you can actually stipulate "I want the third guy from the end, with the crisp paint apps".

As a regular buyer and seller I personally think you should always picture the specific item that is for sale, just to avoid hassles/confusion, but I also agree buyers should read carefully and ask questions up front. And I definitely agree it's a pain setting up auctions...ugh.

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels - 5 POA Animated Style Figs
« on: February 18, 2015, 05:19 PM »
Great discussion, and certainly a few topics here of particular interest to me.

First, to the "Q&A". I'm glad someone referenced the SSG vs JTA chats, because to me they could not have been more different. SSG asked some good questions, got some good answers (yay, Ghost!) and did not inject any sort of editorializing or personal complaints in their write-up. (Such as "too many other people at those darn other sites kept interrupting me!" or "I'm not asking all these negative questions that I solicited on my own site and wrote down and brought with me anyway for some inexplicable reason!")

Maybe the overall tenor of the questions is a reflection of the personality/maturity level of the fan base they have cultivated to this point. Maybe all those front page articles about the line's impending doom and OMG WTF are you doing now, Hasbro?!?! have had a trickledown effect on the people that read that stuff regularly, so that they cannot help but frame everything in a critical and frightening light?

It's nice to want to interact with the site members in some way, but maybe Paul should just come up with his own questions from now on. Or solicit some from other sites...I'm sure JD could have provided him with a few quality ones. I don't think that kind of snarkiness is necessarily representative of the collector community in general.

As far as the topic of female action figures, this has always been a sore issue for me. I have two young daughters, and I don't want their gateway into the world of action figures to be some humiliated woman in a metal bikini. So no thanks Hasbro. Hera and Sabine scream "Girl Power". Yeah, we got them as figures, but only in two packs, not single carded, and only after the primary male figures had long been out. The message sure seems to be "we don't think we can possibly sell these losers on their own". And they couldn't even put out Sabine with a removable helmet, which they did with Ezra. I guess they figure if they disguise her maybe noone will realize she's a girl. And to date there have been NO female characters made in the larger scales such as 12" or 20" or even 31". (Again, we got Ezra, Kanan, and even Kallus who is a more minor character than Hera OR Sabine)

I do recall them saying that female figures don't sell as well as male figures, but I think it really depends on the character choices. Season 3 Ahsoka in the CW line for example, was an oustanding seller. And yes, I'm still bitter about not getting Duchess Satine or Bo-Katan in the animated line despite them having major roles. Maybe Hasbro just needs to work on figuring out how to market more effectively to that segment of their audience.

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