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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 4
« on: February 17, 2014, 04:37 PM »
Still really looking forward to this wave.  The Yoda alone is amazing, at least from the pics we've seen.  I'm pretty jazzed for the Luke as well, and Torryn Farr knocks another long-requested figure off the list.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
« on: February 17, 2014, 04:35 PM »
Man, that Ree Yees is nice.  I never picked up the POTF2 one, and for the past few years just kept waiting it out figuring they would remake him eventually (since he's been rumored for awhile).  Can't wait for this version, looks great.  Doallyn is great too, and a long requested fan figure.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Deluxe Line
« on: February 17, 2014, 04:33 PM »
Both of these look great (thanks for all the great work/pics by the way Jeff).  I agree, Jabba looks a bit lonely in that empty box all by himself though, too bad they couldn't cost out some extras in there.  The Scout/Bike set is amazing too.  I've been in on this line since the beginning, but never army built anything (so far), things like the Stormies and Scouts make it tempting though (if I had that money).  $40 a pop would add up fast.  Nice stuff though, definitely.  Holding out hopes for a Taun Taun now!

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series 2014 Wave 3
« on: February 17, 2014, 04:30 PM »
Nice wave overall.  Although I'd rather have another new figures as opposed to the Sandie repaint, that is still one heck of a figure and I have no problem getting another version as well.  The Vader and Luke both look amazing.  Can't wait to pick those up and have them dueling on the desk :).

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series 2014 Wave 2
« on: February 17, 2014, 04:28 PM »
Agreed, love that Chewie, so well done.  Definitely looking forward to that one.  It seems like the 6" scale in general was a pretty big hit of Toy Fair, pretty much everything shown looks very nicely done.  Any news on when we can expect this wave?

Just got a notice from BBTS that this wave is now shipping, so should hopefully get here next week.  Hopefully hitting retail soon too.

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels Saga Legends Figures
« on: February 13, 2014, 09:01 PM »
Still not sure what to think of the whole 5 POA approach for the animated stuff, and I'm hoping we'll get a better idea at Toy Fair what the line is going to look like in the next 6-12 months.  The "Legends" name for this line seems strange with the focus on Rebels, but I'm guessing the focus may shift from year to year as we get into that movie/spinoff/movie/spinoff pattern.

Hall of Justice / Re: Batman TAS / New Adventures 6 Inch Line!
« on: February 13, 2014, 08:47 PM »
So excited for these, although they are a little pricey at $25 each I believe.  I'm likely in on these though, as this was/is probably my favorite show of all time.  Glad that it is making a comeback in toy form.

The Bullpen / Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« on: February 13, 2014, 08:46 PM »
Yahoo has a nice preview up of the upcoming line of Guardians of the Galaxy Infinite Legends (with Groot BAF!).  Shown are Rocket Raccoon, Star Lord, Gamora, Drax, and Groot (with two more to be revealed).  Honestly, depending on what we see for Star Wars at Toy Fair this weekend, I think these are my most anticipated toys this year:

Found the Boba Fett at Target this weekend, not too bad of a figure.  Again, as with all of these, I don't judge them as harshly since I'm only paying $6 each (or $5 for the two packs), but they aren't too bad.  I find it fun keeping up with the OT characters anyways.  Again, if these would have been the POTF2 figures we had gotten, I think we would have been out of our minds with how detailed things were, but a lot has changed in action figures since '95.

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Star Wars Movie Spin-Offs?
« on: February 10, 2014, 12:30 PM »
This news is a couple of weeks old now, but forgot to post it here at that time.  Anyways, regarding the Boba Fett spin-off, it was reported that Kasdan had a pitch for a sort of "man with no name" reboot of the Boba Fett character, with essentially the "clone Boba" from the prequel era getting killed off at the beginning of the movie, by someone we don't see/know, and the killer taking his identity.  Thus, restoring the "mystery" of the Fett character again, but essentially writing out Lucas' original vision.  Kind of interesting.

LEGO / Re: The LEGO Movie
« on: February 10, 2014, 12:26 PM »
We caught the LEGO movie yesterday, and we all loved it as well.  My daughter wanted to do nothing but build LEGOs once we got home.  In many ways it reminded me of Toy Story, as far as having that element of imagination (specifically a child's imagination) and how wonderful that can be.  Also, I want our basement to have an entire LEGO city set up in it now, wish we could afford that ;).  Looking forward to seeing it again.  Loved the cameos as well.

It's a friggin' shame that Hasbro didn't make the 1995 figures like this.  There's nothing on these that could not have been done back then, they just made bad aesthetic choices with the muscle-men figures.

I thought the same thing when I picked up the Han/Chewie and Droids packs, if these had been the figures in 1995, people would have really been going crazy for them (which happened anyways I guess, but it still would have been cool).  I happened to find the Stormtrooper at TRU today, and that figure really is pretty nice.  Low articulation and all that, but otherwise, it is a pretty sweet trooper.  Still on the lookout for Boba Fett at some point, but I think I'll continue to try to pick up all the OT characters.  Fun figures for $5.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Captain America (Movie & Sequels)
« on: February 3, 2014, 12:57 PM »
The more footage I see of this movie, the more excited I am for it...just looks amazing.  I think the next Spidey looks good as well, and between these two and Guardians of the Galaxy (not to mention X-Men), I've pretty much got all my bases covered for my favorite heroes this year.  Looking forward to it.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Toy Fair 2014
« on: January 21, 2014, 02:25 PM »
If a new movie came out and we only got 4 new figures I would cry.

Not really, but it would bum me waaaay out.

As far as Toy Fair goes, I really have no idea, and after last year I am simply not getting my hopes up.

Yeah, I guess I didn't necessarily mean a wave of four figures for SW, that is a different beast entirely.  I am ok with the style of the Cap figures though.  They might not have quite as much articulation, but they are better than the 5 point stuff and can at least stand and everything.  Now if they could drop the price a couple dollars that would be great.  In a non movie year like this, I'd be happy with 20 to 25 figures though.  I'm sort of wondering if Darby is right and we are in for a Black Series (3 3/4) break for a bit, or even the end of super articulated stuff (hopefully not).  I just hope that if we don't see much we at least get answers as to the future of the line, leading up to the new movies.

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