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Awesomeness...wonder when these will hit, and how hard they will be to get...

Packaged photos of the new Commander Fox over at JTA...check 'em out!

Totally re-used tooling from what I can tell, a mash-up of recent Rex and Cody parts, painted up very red.

Despite the presumed lack or articulation, he's not too bad, IMHO. If they would continue to recycle tooling in new and imaginative ways, as I have always said they should, they could afford to put out more than 19 figures a year for this line. 

One new figure in a wave though? Eesh.

RIP, sci-fi, horror icon Richard Lynch:

Will always remember him fondly from "Sword and the Sorcerer" and the epic "Gun on Ice Planet Zero" episode of Battlestar Galactica.

Best part of the above obituary is the last line:

"Lynch had said he suffered scarring in 1967 after he set himself on fire while under the influence of LSD."

Dude, that's hardcore.

The Bullpen / Re: The Avengers: The Toys
« on: June 21, 2012, 08:42 AM »
Nobody seems to want those Skrull figures...why didn't they make any Chitauri?

Other Toy Lines / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: June 21, 2012, 08:40 AM »
BBTS now has a listing up for a Bloody B&W Zombie 3-pack, featuring all the walkers from the newest wave:

Count me in!

The cool thing about these toys is, when they get released, you can actually walk into a store and buy them. Unlike some toy lines I know.  ::)

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Mandalorian Troop Shuttle
« on: June 20, 2012, 10:48 PM »
Well, my hope was short-lived. I got a reply back from the seller stating that this was not in fact the US version, so they were kind enough to simply cancel my order prior to shipping.

So, back to the drawing board.  :(

Other Toy Lines / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: June 20, 2012, 05:15 PM »
I don't have the link but the SDCC exclusive Michone has been revealed and man that's an awesome figure. Comes with bloody katana, drill and a couple other 'tools of her trade'.

That's all the same gear the previous two versions have come with, actually.


I'm definitely down for one of these, guess I will have to pre-order someplace online. Love the new Adlard artwork.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Mandalorian Troop Shuttle
« on: June 20, 2012, 05:11 PM »
I went ahead and bit the bullet like Pete and ordered one of these online that I think is the English packaging version. Pricey, but probably cheaper than it would be when/if one ever shows up on eBay. (Curious this hasn't happened already)

Fingers crossed, will find out next week.  :-\

Joe Defender / Re: GI Joe Retaliation - The Toys!
« on: June 20, 2012, 08:37 AM »
I just find it so remarkable that my local Walmarts/Targets have sold through this Wave and already restocked it multiple times in the past few weeks. These same stores cannot get a new F-ing SW figure on their pegs to save their lives.

I could have easily army built every figure from this wave, even the variants like Black CC.

That's how it is supposed to work...make it easy for consumers to purchase your product.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Mandalorian Troop Shuttle
« on: June 19, 2012, 08:40 AM »
Ok - so here's something that doesn't make sense to me...

When the line re-launched in support of the 3D re-release of TPM - the most prominent sub-line that supported EP1 was the Vintage line. Right?

So why were the AT-AP, Obi-Wan's EP3 JSF and the V-19 Torrent Starfighter in the Vintage vehicle assortment?

Wouldn't it have made A LOT more sense to have the Pod Racer re-packs, updated Trade Federation Tank and the new Naboo Fighter in the Vintage packaging instead?

That would have freed up the regular Class 2 line to have re-packed vehicles from the END of the SotDS line - like the Republic Cannon and the Mandalorian Assault Transport.

Yep, that would have been a million times better, no doubt.

I don't understand how a company that does this for its livelihood is just so bad at it. Their creative department  is top notch, but their marketing, accounting and management just can't seem to make a good decision for the life of them.

This stupid Mando thing has now become the Holy Grail toy my collection, and based what I'm seeing online, or rather, NOT seeing, it is going to be a long time before I ever get one.  >:(

I'm definitely in for the EWOKS set, but I will be amazed if they actually call that little guy's just too morbid. (I mean, not for me, I think it's awesome, but for Johnny Lunchpail and Sally Housecoat, not so much maybe)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Television Thread
« on: June 18, 2012, 08:53 AM »
Happy I realized just in time that last night was the return of Falling Skies. Been waiting for this forever it seems like.

Solid two hour premiere. This is a good summer show IMO...and I'm literally not watching anything else new right now outside of Adult Swim, so I was ready for something new.

On another note, how freaking awesome is the Eric Andre Show?!?!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: June 18, 2012, 08:48 AM »
I think Prometheus is now ruined for me after seeing that new Sideshow (or whoever) toy of The Engineer.

That singlehandedly ruined the coolest part of Alien to me.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Mandalorian Troop Shuttle
« on: June 18, 2012, 08:46 AM »
Yeah, it's my damn Collector's Brain. If everything else in my collection is the official US version (aside from Euro exclusives), I can't have one item that sticks out like a sore thumb. If ALL that was out there was the foreign packaging, my OCD would accept it, but knowing that there are finished US versions available means that part of my brain will never rest easy until I have it.

Plus aesthetically, it just looks too busy with all that writing, I like the more spartan packaging.

Crazy, I know.

To quote Homer Simpson, "Stupid brain!"

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Mandalorian Troop Shuttle
« on: June 18, 2012, 08:34 AM »
What also sucks about this is the fact that it happened on a Saturday. (well, Friday night I guess technically)

I had to liquidate a few assets (my whole Retaliation stash) just to be able to come up with the necessary $$$ to pay the scalper prices online for these things now. And even then I couldn't get to the bank or anything since it was already closed by then. So I had to sit on the sidelines all weekend while these things started disappearing from the online retailers.

And good luck getting anyone from any of those online sites to actually respond to a question on a weekend. (I notice a lot of sites have photos of the English language version but no one will confirm if that's actually the one they plan to ship me)

So now I am REALLY looking at a major chunk of cash to lock down one of the few remaining English language sets that might still be out there somewhere. I don't even want to think about how much this is going to end up costing me.

Just throwing it out to the group - if anyone sees one of these anywhere, or knows anyone that might be willing to part with one, please let me know. (Again, just the English language version, not interested in the trilingual)

Thanks in advance!

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