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Discover the Force / Movie Heroes / Re: 2012 Movie Heroes Line
« on: April 26, 2012, 11:48 AM »
I'd save the money and go to Europe.

Seriously, those photos from the pegs in Spain on JTA's front page are enough to make you vomit with rage. That is what every Walmart, Target, and TRU should look like over here.

And Spain's economy make ours look freaking robust. Where's the logic?

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL Offseason 2012
« on: April 26, 2012, 08:51 AM »
Ah yes, I can't believe it's finally here...RGIII Day!  ;D

The light at the end of the tunnel finally emerges...hope springs anew.

Good luck to everyone's teams drafting tonight.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: April 25, 2012, 11:15 PM »
Well, since I can't find any new Clone Wars toys anymore, I have to find new ways to spend money and enhance my collection. I finally found an English language version of one of the Euro-only Clone Wars 3-packs, Set 3 of 3 with Rex, Anakin, and Cad Bane.

Had to order it from the UK, and it arrived today in a box - no bubblewrap, no peanuts, no balled up newspapers, just a box in a box. From England! Luckily the thing was still in good shape, but yikes.

I am also about to pull the trigger on Set 1 of 3, with Yoda, Thire and the Destroyer Droid. Just waiting on some Paypal $$$ to come through. I have literally never seen the second set with Cody, Obi-Wan or Grievous come up on eBay. Which is weird because I know these were pretty prevalent in Canada as well.

The tricky thing though is finding the English language versions. Most of the ones that come up on eBay are the multilingual versions which look much more cluttered and visually unappealing, IMO. It's been tough to track down the ones that are only in English.

These are all straight repacks of previous figures of course, but kind of a cool niche addition to my collection.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2011-2012 Regular Season
« on: April 25, 2012, 10:38 PM »
KNUBLE er...WARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


edit: they all look alike after the 11th beer...

The Bullpen / Re: The Avengers: The Toys
« on: April 25, 2012, 06:10 PM »
So they put out a villain that is not actually IN the movie, but they won't release the actual villains that are IN the movie?

Check.  ::)

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2011-2012 Regular Season
« on: April 25, 2012, 01:00 PM »
Yeah, most of the Caps fans seem to think it is a foregone conclusion also.

They have had some back luck with playoff draws the past 3 years.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Vintage Figure Checklist
« on: April 25, 2012, 12:53 PM »
Cool! I never realized there where so many paint variations.

Yeah, many of them, IMHO, are practically unnoticeable to the naked eye. "Blue face Klaatu"? Doesn't look like any shade of blue I have ever seen.

I recently started at a photo collage of about 12 different Hoth Troopers/Rebel Commanders with supposedly different colored boots, until my eyes bled, but ultimately they all looked pretty much brown to me.

That's my only criterion for deciding whether there is a variant out there worth picking up - the difference has to be apparent to me. Paint, sculpt, etc.

All that COO stuff would drive me crazy...I could not care less what the little letters say.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2011-2012 Regular Season
« on: April 25, 2012, 08:50 AM »
Anyone liking the Caps tonight versus Boston?



The Bullpen / Re: The Avengers: The Toys
« on: April 25, 2012, 08:48 AM »
I've seen a ton of this drek polluting the toy aisles. It is going to fester badly I suspect.

The problem as I see it is that most of these figures have already been long available from their individual movies. Most retailers had just barely managed to clearance out their pegwarming Thor and Captain America merchandise before this wave of Avengers stuff hit. And I think it's safe to surmise the Thor and Captain America toys did not sell well. Plus the overwhelming saturation of iron Man toys...ugh, that stuff has been laying around forever. How long ago did that second movie come out?

Black Widow and Hawkeye just don't have enough buzz surrounding them to generate much interest on their own. The only thing that seems like it would be remotely interesting from this line would be the villains, but we all know Hasbro doesn't want to make toys out of bad guys. Asshats.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Vintage Figure Checklist
« on: April 24, 2012, 10:35 PM »
Bingo, that's the one.

Thanks for the assist, D!

Other Toy Lines / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: April 24, 2012, 09:17 PM »
Or here:

Freaking awesome! I am LOVING all these, although would have preferred Andrea over another Rick, but whateves.

You know that Well Zombie is gonna come apart at the torso with full gut splitting action!

There's also apparently a new Rick/Michonne Bloody/B&W 2-pack coming out.

This line kicks major ass.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Vintage Figure Checklist
« on: April 24, 2012, 09:02 PM »
I know exactly what you are talking about, and there really is none - it's a shame. Even the forums over at RS are pretty lackluster on this subject. I have been searching for awhile now and there really is no definitive catalog.

The best reference guide/checklist I have seen is the old SWCA/Toys R Gus one which I have bookmarked at work but not here at home, oddly enough. I will try to post it tomorrow.

The Vintage Collection / Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 13
« on: April 23, 2012, 09:39 PM »
IMHO, those Vintage stinkers sit around way longer than any alleged peg warmers from the Clone Wars line. All our local Walmarts have had those pre-TPM figures marked down to $4 or less for months now, and they're just not moving.

But good luck finding any Clone Wars figure in the SOTDS packaging at a Walmart or Target now. That stuff blew out quickly once it got cheap.

I agree with Adam that their secondary characters sell just fine, but since we are no longer getting any of these, it's sort of a moot point, really. 

People don't get excited to own toys that have current media support? I can't agree with that, Hasbro just has to make smart decisions.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: April 21, 2012, 10:40 PM »
I never read the subsequent material, but I recall his first appearance in Omega Men. Man, that was a fantastic comic. I still have them all.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: April 20, 2012, 08:56 AM »
Yes, I ordered them from over this past weekend. The Attack Recon Fighter is still in stock, but the Submarine set sold out pretty quick.

Thanks Pete, I checked last night and it looks like both of these are back in stock now. How badly did they rape you on shipping? I don't like sites that don't disclose that up front. I don't have the time or inclination to create an account there just to see how much they plan to gouge me on shipping.

I also noticed they have some sweet ass role play items they are not selling in stores for some inexplicable reason. I would buy Anakin's gauntlet and Pre Vizsla's Vorpal Sword in a heartbeat for $15 each if I ever saw them. More money left on the table...

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