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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...

The Celebrity Death Trifecta is now complete...RIP, Levon Helm. And then this guy:

Was never a fan of The Band, but I will always remember Levon fondly as Loretta Lynn's father in Coal Miner's Daughter.

Discover the Force / Movie Heroes / Re: Movie Heroes Battle Packs
« on: April 19, 2012, 04:59 PM »
Looks like Fonzie in a blond wig.  ;D

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: April 19, 2012, 08:30 AM »
I opened my Republic Scout Speeder last night and came away disappointed. It's just kind of boring. The design is cool enough, but I think pretty much EVERYTHING in the Class I line should have some kind of action feature, at minimum firing missiles. Nothing on this thing shoots. They work firing missile accessories into every other carded figure it seems, so I don't see why this is so hard.

$6 is about as much as I would want to pay for this thing, so I can't complain really, but meh.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything Rebelscum
« on: April 18, 2012, 10:11 PM »
Are you cereal?

That's ridiculous. I would have told them to shove it right up their ******* asses.

That place takes itself waaaaay too seriously. Rebelscum my ass, they roll much more like The Empire with that heavy-handed, humorless crap.

That just comes off as petty and immature. Get over it already.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: April 18, 2012, 10:02 PM »
Got my MIB and opener sets of the Attack Recon Fighter and Republic Assault Submarine today.

Both are GREAT sets, it's just too bad that these probably won't ever be actually seen at retail, thanks to the stupid move of repacking 1999 toys at 2012 prices.

So did you end up ordering them online? Apparently these were only spotted in Texas and one random Walmart in Atlanta.  ::) I kept waiting for the eventual spread of other sightings but they never came.

I have a feeling I am never going to see these things either.

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