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The Bullpen / Re: 12" Jumbo Marvel Legends Figures
« on: February 17, 2016, 04:45 PM »
As someone who greatly admires, but could never afford, the Hot Toys figures, I'm interested in these. I realize it won't have that level of detail, etc., but if they are good for the price I could see picking some up. I would likely be in for the Spidey if nothing else.

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: February 17, 2016, 04:42 PM »
The whole Legends naming thing is, like the Black Series, a little confusing. I guess I understand what they are going for in a way like "this is our collector stuff", but it does make it difficult to keep things separated, especially when they've been double dipping a lot of these figures lately across the lines. It always seemed like they would sort of phase the smaller scale out, but it just keeps going.

As far as finding stuff in stores, around here Legends hasn't been too bad really, but I rarely if ever see the smaller Legends (Universe) stuff in scores.

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Legends
« on: February 17, 2016, 04:36 PM »
I thought the showing at Toy Fair this year was pretty great. Hasbro may have struggled a bit with Legends out of the gate, but they have really been hitting it out of the park lately with this line. The main problem is trying to keep up with all the waves. Looks like a few waves of Cap/Avengers figures, a couple waves of Spidey, plus X-Men and Dr. Strange. Not to mention the exclusive stuff.

The Force Awakens / Re: Toy Fair 2016
« on: February 13, 2016, 11:19 PM »
Like others have said I really like what was shown, but also wish it would have been more - particularly with the basic line. This is as big as Star Wars has been in a long time, and in many ways it still seems like an afterthought. The main other line I follow is Marvel Legends, and look how much they revealed ( multiple waves of 6", 3 3/4", comic packs, and new things like 12", prop replicas, etc.).  With the way the attitudes have soured lately and negativity on the rise, why not do a make good here and just show a big chunk of stuff. We know you can't show Rogue One, but show us the rest. It would go a long ways I think.

Like Darby said in his post, I miss the good old discussions we would have here around TF or SDCC, they could last weeks or months. Now, with so little shown and the fan base so segmented, it's over by the weekend. That being said, what they did show looked very nice. I'm looking forward to Maz, and all the 6" stuff looks great too.

The Force Awakens / Re: Toy Fair 2016
« on: February 9, 2016, 05:51 PM »
It's a little disappointing to see the "small presence" comments regarding their Toy Fair showing this weekend. I realize the line has changed a lot over the years, but I remember so looking forward to this time each year, and seeing at least a couple waves or something exciting/surprising come out of Toy Fair (and Comic Con). We haven't had that for awhile one, but I thought with the huge success of Force Awakens we would maybe get back to those type of times again. It would be interesting to go back and look at coverage from like 2005-2010 times and see what was revealed then in comparison.

Hopefully we will see more of these announced at Toy Fair (although do they deal with exclusives there?), but what would you like to see in this line in future waves? Looking that we may only get heavy hitters and army builders, and likely more TFA focused, what stands out to you the most?

Off the bat I'd go with Han Solo, Captain Phasma, and troop builders like the TIE Pilot, a Snowtrooper, or Flametrooper. I'd say Chewie as well, but we've gotten several beautiful Figures of him over the years and he looks fairly similar. That said, I'd buy a TFA version too. Beyond that, Luke would be cool, along with Maz and Leia.

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Legends
« on: January 29, 2016, 02:22 PM »
For anyone on the lookout, I found some of the Cap Legends at our local TRU this morning. They had Cap, Whirlwind, Mockingbird, and Cottonmouth. If I hadn't just dropped $100 on Black Series, I might have picked them all up. I have them on preorder at Amazon for the most part, so just grabbed Mockinbird and Cap/Cap Wolf.

Went looking for the 3 3/4" exclusive wave at Wal-Mart this morning, and happened across Wave 5 (Han, Jango, FN-2187, Flametrooper) which was a nice surprise. Also found the Emperor's Wrath Vader at Walgreens, so pretty good morning.

I found a few of these at our local Walgreens today as well.  Glad to see them, since I missed the online orders late last year.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Comic Book Thread
« on: January 28, 2016, 04:59 PM »

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Comic Book Thread
« on: January 22, 2016, 09:26 PM »
Read a few different articles on this today, but apparently Dc may be planning another line-wise reboot this summer:

Some of the rumors are that they will try to bring things more in line with their now growing movie (and tv) universe, and characters outside of that may not get as much attention.  Also rumors of Scott Snyder leaving Batman after 5 plus years, as that title will be going to twice a month and be more tied in with the DCU (he may be heading to Detective Comics though).  I don't read a lot of DC since the last reboot, I started off with a lot of titles but have now dwindled down to just Batman, the Flash, and Justice League.

I haven't had any luck with these locally, but Pete_Fett was kind enough to help me out with a set of Rey/Poe/Finn.  They arrived yesterday, and boy are they pretty.  It really is too bad that this can't be a "wide" line, instead of an exclusive, but I guess at least we are getting them somehow.

I was ok with the 5 POA line, I thought they looked pretty good and appreciate the "toyness" of them as well, in a vintage sort of way (plus our daughter has been having a blast with them), but looking at these was a big reminder of the quality figures Hasbro can put out when they really go all out.  I definitely hope we continue getting them in some way, but it really is too bad that it couldn't be the "regular" line.  Still not crazy about the pricepoint, and wish it could get more in the $10 range at the least, but they sure are nice figures, I'll say that.

Feedback / Re: Pete_Fett's feedback
« on: January 20, 2016, 12:16 PM »
Pete was kind enough to help me out with some of those pesky WM exclusive Black Series figures.  They sure are a thing of beauty, and haven't been spotted anywhere nearby me, so I really appreciate the help.  Thanks again!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Too Much Stuff?
« on: January 15, 2016, 03:30 PM »
It's funny, I started this topic originally back in 2005, now we're closing in on 11years later and it is still an issue. I've been taking some time this week to actually find space for the Force Awakens stuff I've bought and it has me evaluating things again. I have actually been doing better lately with actually getting rid of stuff, selling off between 100 and 150 figures from various lines on eBay, but there is still a space crunch. Add to that the no end in sight situation of the movies, and it will continue to be an issue. I've narrowed a number of lines down ( done with things like Joe and He-Man), but added things like the 6" Black Series and the occasional LEGO set.

It can be tough because I'm not the type who likes to just have stuff in totes/bins, because I figure if it is sitting there, I just as well sell it. Also, I like the more "clean" look for display, which gets tough when you are displaying 100s of figures, plus vehicles and all that. Anyways, does anyone else have this struggle, or are you cutting back or stopping with a number of lines or areas of interest?

Other Collectibles / Re: Hasbro Force FX Lightsabers
« on: January 15, 2016, 02:10 PM »
I'm not sure if this is quite the right thread for these, but does Hasbro still make the Ultimate FX sabers (the kid's size version of these?).  I know I've seen the Darth Vader/Anakin color change one off and on around Christmas, but that was about it.  Our daughter had a couple of these (Jedi Luke and Vader), but after the movie of course wanted "Rey's saber" - and we also wanted to get one for our nephew for his birthday, but didn't realize how tough they were to find at this point.  I see the Disney Store has some sort of lightsaber available online that looks at least similar, does anyone know anything about these otherwise?  Once you've had this version, those fold out/light up ones sort of pale by comparison.

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