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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Disney Buys LFL; Announces Episode 7
« on: November 2, 2012, 12:41 AM »
I've been thinking about this for a couple of days before joining the discussion. At first, I didn't like the news. I knew eventually that there would be new Star Wars movies, but I thought they wouldn't happen until I was in my forties. (I'm 31 now.) Then I thought about Disney owning Marvel, and how it seems that Marvel has benefited greatly from that association, and then thinking how great sequels could be since they wouldn't be constrained by having to fit into what came before, and having more than enough money to make it happen. The ST could either be the biggest thing to happen to cinema since the advent of recorded sound, or it could be what it was the last time.

Now I'm just wondering- do they recast Han, Leia, and Luke and start near the end of ROTJ, or go further and have nothing to do with those characters? It's not impossible to recast them; if Kirk and Spock could be recast than so could OT characters, but I'd hate to see Star Wars get lumped into that reboot camp by anyone.

I have to guess that the only people overjoyed by this news run the Star Wars brands at Hasbro and the other licensees.

Edit: another thought going off of the 20th Century Fox fanfare. I doubt John Williams would score the next trilogy, since he's got to be 80ish by now.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Modern Masters of the Universe
« on: October 25, 2012, 04:48 PM »
That is nuts. Can't wait for it.

I got my preorder in. $19.65 for shipping, which is OK since the thing weighs like twenty pounds. Noticed the release date is 12/11/2013. It's going to be a long wait, if it happens.

The Vintage Collection / Re: TRU Vintage Box Millennium Falcon
« on: October 25, 2012, 04:39 PM »
Before I heard of this reissue, I was considering dropping nearly $300 on one of these in the old box, but I figured I'd wait. I expected $200. But with shipping and finally getting this thing, I may just go ahead and get one at $250. Think I'll wait until my store gets it in, though, to see if I can get a nice box.

Plus, I preordered that MOTUC Castle Grayskull at this price, so sticker shock is whatever now.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Vintage Collection Wave 17 (2012 Wave 7)
« on: October 25, 2012, 04:35 PM »
My order from BBTS is good to go, just have to wait on my singles from Amazon and debate the BMF reissue now.

It'll be nice to have the break next year.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Modern Masters of the Universe
« on: October 15, 2012, 12:39 PM »
Rattlor was already sold out by the time I got there this morning, but still got King Grayskull, the Weapons Pak, and Panthor.

I'd hate to collect the DC stuff- looks like most all of them are gone already.

Joe Defender / Re: Look at what I just got or have thread
« on: October 14, 2012, 01:57 PM »
Nice score! Always liked that jet, but never got around to getting it. It's really cool in the DIC series, anyway.  :)

Other Toy Lines / Re: Modern Masters of the Universe
« on: October 14, 2012, 01:55 PM »
I think I'm going to go ahead and preorder Grayskull. The original was probably my favorite toy of all time, and this one looks just as cool even to my (supposedly) adult sensibilities.

I can see why people have a hard time with it. It'll probably be $300 after shipping. But maybe it'll be the shot in the arm the line needs to make it to 2016.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: October 13, 2012, 04:43 PM »
There's a TRU about an hour south of me that remodeled an old store recently, and when some of us Waterloo guys hit it about three weeks ago, we were shocked at how well-stocked it was. Our store is OK, but this one had so much product and so much new stuff that it was amazing. Either we went on a good weekend or it's always like that, but it's weird how they treat stores so differently when they aren't that far apart geographically.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Modern Masters of the Universe
« on: October 13, 2012, 03:39 PM »

Wow, Castle Grayskull is gonna be huge.

Also, Clamp Champ and NA He-Man were revealed at NYCC today.

Glad to see NA He-Man, and hope all three versions of NA Skeletor make it out before the line ends.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Modern Masters of the Universe
« on: October 12, 2012, 03:36 AM »
That's a good deal, but I'll be spending plenty there on Monday, what with Rattlor, the Ultimate Battleground Weapons Pak, and the King Grayskull reissue all being for sale that day.

Joe Defender / Re: Look at what I just got or have thread
« on: October 11, 2012, 03:28 AM »
Shipwreck seems to be all I can find at local DGs that actually carry these. Which I don't get; he's far from the worst figure in the wave.

Joe Defender / Re: Joe Kreo
« on: October 11, 2012, 03:24 AM »
^ Agreed. These will probably be on perpetual clearance like the TF Kreos. They look cool, but I also got the new Club mag today with a preview of the third wave of Retaliation figures, and they looked pretty neat, so they'll probably take up all my dough.

Joe Defender / Re: Joe Kreo
« on: October 10, 2012, 08:11 PM »
Hisstank put some pics on Facebook, and they look really cool. Not sure what to do yet, but I'll probably buy a few sets.

Joe Defender / Re: Look at what I just got or have thread
« on: October 7, 2012, 03:55 PM »

Got some more vintage Joes. The Tele-Viper, Psyche-Out, and iceberg are all perfect, but Zartan has a little more wear on the back than the seller indicated, but did have a complete and unbroken Swamp Skier, plus the backpack and mask were in great condition. Still a pretty good haul.  :)

Other Toy Lines / Re: Transformers
« on: October 4, 2012, 02:23 AM »
Yeah, $350 is far and away more than I ever spent on one item, but hell, it's Fort Max.

And MP Prime is out already? Crap. I was going to hit TRU tomorrow looking for those Generations dudes (Springer and Wheelie) but I might end up with that.

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