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I've been selective with this line so far, and Jabba goes into the "no" pile now.

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Joe Defender / Re: 2014 Club Membership Figures/Vehicle
« on: May 1, 2014, 12:19 AM »
My bagged Cross Country arrived today. Hopefully all the incentive figures are this great going forward.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Transformers
« on: April 26, 2014, 03:59 PM »
Wow. Not big on third party stuff, but damn that's neat. And I guess it's time I joined up at tfw2005.  ;D

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Transformers
« on: April 25, 2014, 10:40 PM »
Oh man does this look cool...

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=TAK11771&mode=retail

MP-22 Ultra Magnus. I always loathed the G1 toy (brick!), but this looks like it will make up for those shortcomings.

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Joe Defender / Re: Sales, Discounts, & Stuff
« on: April 18, 2014, 05:33 PM »
TRU has that weird colored sticker clearance thing going on right now. The green sticker is now 60% off, so I grabbed a Toma/Eaglehawk for $18. Not bad, and kind of makes up for them never stocking any new figures.

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Joe Defender / Collector's Club Figure Subscription Service 3.0
« on: April 12, 2014, 07:27 PM »
1) Alpine v2
2) Bombstrike
3) Psyche-Out
4) Repeater
5) Hit & Run
6) Muskrat
7) Big Ben
8) Spearhead
9) Crimson Guard Immortal
10) Slice
11) Night Creeper Leader
12) Vypra


Best. FSS. Ever. I question offering the v2 Alpine over a redux on v1, but it is what it is. Glad there's no international repaints, since that's what kept me out of 2.0.

Also, the 2015 Membership figure for 3 3/4 collectors is Arctic Dr. Mindbender, presumably from the movie. There's also an add-on Cobra Wave Crusher submarine, being a repaint of the SHARC.

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Joe Defender / Re: GI Joe Retaliation - The Toys!
« on: April 10, 2014, 11:35 PM »
Figures, after I dropped waaay too much cash on a set of NV, Jinx, and Blind Master on ebay. My local store is a lost cause, with thirteen w1 Roadblocks on the pegs. Roadblock, quite literally blocking the road. (Ha! I kill me.)

Maybe this will drive prices on ebay down for Night Vipers. I wouldn't mind having a couple more, but at $40 or more each...

I wonder if Tuesday Morning is still getting the Ultimate wave in. I just found out there's one about an hour south, and I might consider hitting it if they do. Of course, there's a TRU Superstore there too, so it may be worth the trip anyway.

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Joe Defender / Re: 2014 Club Membership Figures/Vehicle
« on: March 16, 2014, 02:52 PM »
Today's the last day to sign up/renew for this year's promo figures.

I skipped the 2.0 sub. I'm really not that big on/care about international variants, and this set seemed to have too many straight-up repaints. There are only three figures I really want from it (Tollbooth, Keel Haul, and Cesspool), so I'll just grab them eventually. The Club has just about all the figures in their store anyway, at a limit of five per membership, which is a huge increase from the one per they allowed for the last set.

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This reminds me a lot of the POTJ days. K-Mart was the only place I ever found 50% of that line. I think their tactic of getting few cases over time works a lot better in non-movie/entertainment years.

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series - 2013 Wave 2
« on: March 5, 2014, 12:46 AM »
Any word on when/if Fett will get rereleased? Or should I just buy the set of wave 2 from BBTS?

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Transformers
« on: March 1, 2014, 01:55 PM »
Full color pic of MP Wheeljack-

http://www.robokun.it/it/transformers/23078-vendita-online-transformers-masterpiece-mp-20-wheeljack-.html

Hopefully Hasbro gets to this guy sooner rather than later...

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Recent purchases
« on: February 27, 2014, 12:48 AM »
Picked up Vizam and Merumeru at WM this morning. Guess my area just skipped wave 2 entirely.

Hopefully Wave 2 gets skipped... If not, Waves 3 and later might not really get distributed until Fall at this rate.

I just looked at the wave 2 case assortment- yeah, it's nice it was skipped here. This area managed to burn off the Biggses and Anakins (mostly), so we didn't need any more.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Recent purchases
« on: February 24, 2014, 01:15 PM »
Picked up Vizam and Merumeru at WM this morning. Guess my area just skipped wave 2 entirely.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Transformers
« on: February 21, 2014, 06:14 PM »
^Wow. Love that 3rd party stuff, but it's crazy expensive. BBTS sent me an email about a week ago, saying they had a piece called Mania King (Messiah) from a 3rd party, and it was basically a Voyager-sized Galvatron. It looked awesome, but was $120.

I was at TRU today, and they put out the Supreme Starscream. It was huge, but seemed a little lacking in something, especially for $110. There was also a tag on the shelf for the Year of the Horse MP Prime, which probably means I missed him again.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Transformers
« on: February 20, 2014, 07:43 PM »
Another shot at Masterpiece Grimlock? Sweet!

http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/imageFolio.cgi?action=view&link=Conventions/Toy_Fair_2014/Hasbro/Transformers&image=DSC_0287.JPG&img=&tt=

Thanks Jeff for grabbing a pic of this. I didn't see it anywhere else, so didn't know it was coming until this went up. Now if TRU/Hasbro would see fit to reissue the Optimus Prime set, and not that Year of the Horse thing...

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