Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - McMetal

Pages: 1 ... 174 175 176 177 178 [179] 180 181 182 183 184 ... 325
2671
The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: April 27, 2012, 11:08 AM »
Wasn't he in charge of the GI JOE line prior to taking over Star Wars?

I gather there has been a lot of similar frustration with that line the past few years.

I wonder if he will accept a LinkedIn invite from me? I have a lot of thoughts to share...

2672
JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL Offseason 2012
« on: April 26, 2012, 07:56 PM »
LA = Minnesota? Stadium joke, I assume? Well-played.

Yeah, that seems crazy desperate to me. The only way that would possibly make sense is if they were sure someone else was going to move up to get Richardson. Which how could they possibly know, right? Vikings make out like bandits and get the player they wanted anyway.

Crazy stuff...I see a lot more trades going down before it's all through.

Gonna be a long wait for me between RGIII and the Skins next pick in the third round...eesh.

2673
JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL Offseason 2012
« on: April 26, 2012, 11:58 AM »
I've heard some rumors coming into work today on the radio that a swap between the Vikings and Tampa is brewing...#3 overall for #5 overall and a 2nd or 3rd...Bucs get Richardson and Vikes still get Kalil

That seems like a bit of a reach, depending on the compensation. Great deal for Minnesota though, if they can swing it.

I still think the Vikes take Kalil and the Browns take Richardson and the Bucs take Claiborne. Rams probably go Blackmon...and then it gets interesting. I will not blame any Miami fan for taking to the streets in anger if they do not pick Tannehill.

I think it's the second and third rounds this year that will be really interesting. This is a deep draft for some positions, could be some good guys left later.

2674
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?

2675
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.

2676
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.

2677
JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2011-2012 Regular Season
« on: April 25, 2012, 10:38 PM »
KNUBLE er...WARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


 ;D

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

2678
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.  ::)

2679
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.

2680
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.

2681
JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2011-2012 Regular Season
« on: April 25, 2012, 08:50 AM »
Anyone liking the Caps tonight versus Boston?

Anyone?


Bueller?



2682
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.


2683
Vintage Kenner / Re: Vintage Figure Checklist
« on: April 24, 2012, 10:35 PM »
Bingo, that's the one.

Thanks for the assist, D!

2684
Other Toy Lines / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: April 24, 2012, 09:17 PM »
Or here:

http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=MF14450A

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.

2685
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.

Pages: 1 ... 174 175 176 177 178 [179] 180 181 182 183 184 ... 325