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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series - 2014 Wave 1
« on: March 14, 2014, 11:01 AM »

Best morning ever! On the way in to work I happened to stop by a Target that is usually pretty consistent about stocking new stuff on Fridays. There was nothing new on the pegs but as I was exiting the toy section I spied a pallet of still unopened boxes and as luck would have it, one of them said "SW 6 in W 1 14" so with breathless excitement I ripped that box open right there on the spot, at first only seeing Han's extra hands, but then lo and behold STORMTROOPER!  :D

I went ahead and snagged Luke and Obi-Wan too in case I need to swap out the ones I ordered from HTS for better paint apps. My stormy looks a little wonky around the eyes too, so I may hold off on opening that if I can find a better one. (Hey, it could happen!)

Every night I go home and read all the SW forums for the first confirmed Target brick and mortar sighting of these, and lo and behold I end up being the one to break the news. (Mods feel free to run with this)

Happy hunting people!

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series - 2013 Wave 2
« on: March 12, 2014, 09:28 PM »
Used SPRING14 promocode at HTS tonight to score Bespin Luke and Obi-Wan for $15.99 each, plus free shipping.  8)

I'm just tired of waiting for these to hit Target and I know I'll never get to TRU early enough to score their random 1 case when it arrives. This seemed like too good a deal to pass up. Now I just need that $%* Stormtrooper!

Other Toy Lines / Re: Pacific Rim Toys
« on: March 11, 2014, 09:40 PM »
Finally got lucky and snagged Cherno Alpha from when he was in stock today, and by using that 20% off coupon included with their spring catalog it brought the price down to a more palatable $19.99. Happy to be done with the wave, although now that I've ordered them all online I'll probably see the lot this weekend at TRU. Would be fine with me, I would't mind an extra Cherno to open.


Other Toy Lines / Re: Pacific Rim Toys
« on: March 10, 2014, 09:12 PM »
Got my Battle-Damage Knifehead today, and although I really like the re-sculpt, the whole "battle damaged" aspect really didn't come out as well as the promotional shots had me hoping. There's really no glowy. translucent effect with the blood nor any actual sculpted wounds that I can see. Just kinda looks like they slapped some dull blue paint on there and called it a day. For $30, I expected better I guess.

Frigging TRU put Cherno Alpha up on their site for $3 more than Coyote Tango - WTF? To top it off he's never even in stock to order, I got an email notification this afternoon that he was back in but by the time I logged on after work it was already sold out again. Looks like I will have to keep stalking the local store to nab this guy...

Smash - sorry, no extras on Crimson Typhoon, but who knows, they may end up re-doing him too.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 10, 2014, 09:06 PM »
I'm wondering now if any of the people from Daryl's new group were in the house with Rick a few episodes back??

On TD, I literally did not even recognize the woman who played Sasha. She looked amazing, totally transformed.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series - 2014 Wave 2
« on: March 10, 2014, 09:01 PM »
LOL, that looks ridiculous! I thought they had already confirmed they would be doing special larger size packaging for Darth and Chewie? He looks much cooler outside of the box, that's for sure.

Thank God we will all get another crack at Obi-Wan.  ::)

Vintage Kenner / Re: Wow - Vintage eBay Auctions
« on: March 10, 2014, 08:53 PM »
Yeah, some of those just look terrible as far as the paint jobs, eesh. I've seen better efforts out there for less.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 9, 2014, 10:41 PM »
I'm still liking all these episodes, getting back to the basics: people versus zombies.

Just when I thought Daryl and Beth were going to go all sweet on each other, BAM - mysterious kidnapping. Ugh, poor Beth.

Bob is still kind of a weird, squirrely dude, but I like his act after the prison. He seems more together than anyone else. (As pointed out, he was the only one who didn't lose something, so makes sense)

I kept waiting for some crazy weirdo to come creeping out of the closet in that mortuary with Daryl and Beth, or for the food to be drugged and/or poisoned. Seemed too inviting somehow.

So we got everybody on the way to Terminus now except for Daryl and Beth. Three episodes to go...still worried for them.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series - 2014 Wave 1
« on: March 7, 2014, 09:31 PM »
Have seen a few reports of this wave hitting at TRU's out west in the last day or two. Won't be long now!

Other Toy Lines / Re: Pacific Rim Toys
« on: March 7, 2014, 09:27 PM »
I got the newest wave in the mail today. All four figures are totally awesome. I love the up-scaled Kaiju. The Jaegers have a lot more articulation and features than the previous figures which caught me by surprise. All four are definitely worth the higher prices.

Nice! I received my Coyote Tango today from and I couldn't agree more! These are just getting better and better. Can't wait for Battle Damaged Knifehead to arrive....(prays he intercepts box before wife).  :P

I saw TRU also finally put up Trespasser on their site this morning, but I went ahead and ordered one from Amazon since I had some credit leftover there. Pretty much the same price all said and done.

Now I just need Cherno Alpha. Amazon is totally sold out of these except for insanely priced 3rd party sellers, and has yet to put them up, so fingers crossed. Still hoping I will see these in stores one day but I'm going to have to be pretty lucky (again), or dedicated.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Six?
« on: March 7, 2014, 02:50 PM »
I was setting aside Sat night for a few episodes assuming I can figure out how the heck to get this on my TV in HD with no playstation.  ???

Other Toy Lines / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: March 7, 2014, 02:48 PM »
Was surprised and delighted to find the Deluxe Set with Daryl and Motorcycle on the shelves today at my local TRU, hot off the truck. Figured this would be hitting soon but assumed I would read about someone finding it over at 'scum first. They had two out so I grabbed the one that had the best paint apps and was happy to have it, even for the $35 price tag, ouch.

The Daryl sculpt looks much improved over earlier versions. Happy hunting!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Archer on fX
« on: March 7, 2014, 02:41 PM »
That's great news, surprised to see it was the second highest rated comedy on cable. Deservedly so though, that is some funny ****.

Have they canceled that godawful Chozen yet though?

EBay and Paypal double-dipping on fees is very annoying, especially on shipping. With the top-rated discount I'm paying around 10% total in fees for my sales... I imagine fees could get to 15% or more for casual sellers who don't get discounts. I actually switched over to free shipping for all of my lastings last year. I figured there was no sense in leaving myself open to lower feedback ratings on shipping price if I was going to get hit with eBay fees either way. Ultimately I think that move boosted my sales, so I guess it was a win-win for me.

I ended up doing the exact same I was sick of people sticking it to me on combined shipping if they won multiple auctions. I never advertised that but people apparently expect it and at the rate they decide is fair, so it became tiresome quickly arguing with people over that crap.

The fees definitely suck but they way I look at it, I'm making way more off this stuff selling it there than anyplace else I could go, especially places like the local comic shop.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: March 4, 2014, 10:40 AM »
I'll vote for him every week!

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