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Vintage Kenner / Re: Toy Tony carded figures.
« on: August 25, 2014, 09:47 PM »
Yes, it was a pretty deplorable yet fascinating debacle to watch as it unfolded. I eventually gave up and stopped paying attention...mostly because I am not a carded collector, but also because some of the opinions that started to come out in that thread were pretty appalling IMO. (Like the mindset that these fakes were "essentially as good" as real ones since they used all the same vintage cards and bubbles, and the idea that somehow AFA was not liable for their gross negligence in not identifying these as clear fakes when they had multiple opportunities to do so)

Those things are worthless IMO and I really feel badly for anyone who lost money on them. And I agree AFA can suck it, I don't see how anyone can take them seriously after such a string of recurring blunders.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Deluxe Line
« on: August 25, 2014, 11:31 AM »
Can't find this speeder bike anywhere. Are you guys still finding them?

Not at all around here. In predictable Target fashion, they only bothered to order 1 measley case, and when that sold out right away they failed to order any more. No idea how long it will take them to eventually re-stock these.

1. Order product
2. Sell product
3. Order more product

It's not rocket science!  :D

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: Upcoming Black Series figures?
« on: August 25, 2014, 11:28 AM »
No more Obi-Wans for awhile please. There is still a major glut of them around here. The others will all be hot sellers.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: August 22, 2014, 11:02 PM »
I actually kind of like the idea of an Imperial Civil War, if for no other reason than an excuse to get chrome stormtroopers! But that sort of scenario to me would have made a lot more sense 2-3 years out from Jedi maybe, not 30.

Really, I guess I just feel like it detracts from the "ultimate happy ending" fantasy in my head where the people all rose up right after ROTJ and the Imperial machinery was dismantled overnight. The Republic was restored and their was a golden age of peace and prosperity free of Sith, Imperials, and Vong.  :P Childishly naive maybe, but I was seeing the movie as a kid after all.

I also feel like it's kind of a been there done that type of thing where I was hoping for something less derivative of the first movies. But that's not to say they can't make it all work marvelously. They've hit all the right notes to this point anyway.

Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: August 21, 2014, 04:35 PM »
I received the Snake Plissken figures I ordered online today, unpunched and with solid paint apps. Can't wait for the Duke figure!  :)

I think I'm down for all the Predators and probably the Terminator stuff as well. Pulp Fiction is a maybe, but beyond that probably not too much.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: August 21, 2014, 04:32 PM »

LOL, not MY EU books! I hate that garbage...pure fan fiction, IMO.

But the CW cartoon stuff was all brilliant!  ???

LOL, touche!  :-X

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: August 21, 2014, 10:47 AM »
Given that Disney doesn't care what your EU books say, shouldn't we wait to see the movie before we declare that the Empire's been gone for 30 years?

LOL, not MY EU books! I hate that garbage...pure fan fiction, IMO.

I'm not trying to jump to conclusions either, I just always felt like ROTJ was the ultimate happy ending, and that this was the end of the Empire and the new movies would focus on a different kind of threat.

That's not to say it can't be done right, just not what my personal preference would have been.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: August 20, 2014, 09:04 PM »
Meh, IMO there shouldn't even be Stormtroopers of any fashion 30 years after the fall of the Empire. (That'd be like having Nazis in full regalia running around in the 70's. Evil Empires disappear quickly) I kinda wish they would go in a different direction, like a Sith Army or something. 

I didn't realize how much spoilerage I had missed already. Luke is now in captivity? His lightsaber floating through space is the opening shot? Huh???

Other Toy Lines / Re: Pacific Rim Toys
« on: August 20, 2014, 08:57 PM »
Went ahead and pre-ordered the 18" Battle-Damaged Gypsy Danger with light up Plasma Cannon Arm from TRU...looks like it should be shipping in the next month or so.

Still excited to see Cherno Alpha in this scale...hopefully up next :)

Middle Earth / Re: The Hobbit - Toy Line
« on: August 20, 2014, 08:48 PM »
Whoa, is this the Bridge Direct Smaug that was teased @ ToyFair? Or something totally different?

For 1&1/2" they might be able to squeeze in one of the shorter dwarfs maybe?

I saw a lone Torryn Farr at 2 different Targets in the past 2 days, probably one of those random figures from a partial case that showed up as we have been hearing about.

Dang, that's awesome, I hope we can rely on her for that kind of info when 6" proto-Boba starts showing up.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series - 2014 Wave 2
« on: August 18, 2014, 10:39 AM »
This wave is totally MIA here, and pretty much every single retail location is drowning in pegwarmers, so I don't expect it to show up any time soon. I know it is early yet, but I still have a bad feeling about this one. By the time most of these places get around to ordering again we'll be on the Vader wave.

Yeah, this seems surprising as any to me. Guy seemed to have an abundance of blessings in life, that's for sure.

Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: August 10, 2014, 11:32 PM »
I happened to be in one of those eclectic, more hipster-oriented toy stores today (not a usual stop) and was shocked to see a carded Snake Plissken on the pegs! There was no way the kid in me could possibly resist grabbing it on the spot. Unfortunately they only had the "Version 2" figure and not the other one with the leather jacket, but I'm sure I will be able to find that easily enough.

There were also a couple of the Alien and Firefly figures there, first time I had seen the latter too.

I also saw they were stocking the SW 6" figures, so this is definitely going to be added to the regular store rotation now.

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