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Other Toy Lines / Re: Transformers
« on: August 27, 2012, 11:51 AM »
Missed this from SDCC, but it seems we're getting the Asia Generations exclusives after all, as a TRU exclusive line:

Which is nice, because I really wanted that G2 Megatron and Springer.

Also, MP  Thundercracker is starting to show up too. Guess I'll be spending a lot of cash at TRU this fall.  :o

If I find a wave before the rest of the local guys, it usually means that wave will be easy to find. So here we go. I'm guessing because of the Sandtrooper, this wave will be a breeze to find.

Droid Factory 2013 / Re: 2013 Droid Factory Wave 2
« on: August 25, 2012, 06:51 PM »
Liking the Bespin Vader and Mara Jade figures, though God knows I don't need or want another Vader figure...

The Vintage Collection / Re: Celebration VI
« on: August 25, 2012, 06:44 PM »
I guess seeing the Class II packaging with Yoda in the corner confirms AOTC 3D is actually happening.

Kind of a weak showing, but the Yoda Jedi Starfighter is awesome.  :)

Found these today. Four Pilot sets and two Ewok sets were all that was left, so I figured I better grab an Ewok set before they disappear. I'm stoked to get a new Teebo since the POTJ one is too big.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: August 25, 2012, 06:01 PM »
Grabbed Vader, Leia, 2 Jar Jars, and the Ewok set at my local TRU. So nice to actually find new figures at retail.

Same thing for me at TRU. The vintage ones scanned fine, but the Lost Line Jar Jar I bought did not.

Still undecided on an opener of Leia, and I'm not sure I'll get the troopers. Still nice to be done with this wave already.

And, right on cue, another personal info debacle:

Originally Posted by Monkeywrench (from Hisstank)
Just a warning guys. I ordered a FSS sub last night and I received my email confirmation today. Only one problem:

The email Confirmation I got is for another person! This email has all of his info including the type of credit card and the last 4 digits of it!!! This concerns me because I have his info, so who has mine?!?

Buyers Beware!

Apparently the Club is getting addresses/confirmations confused from the Joe and TF subs. What a bushleague operation.

I was considering buying Voltar and Darklon for more than  $100 each on ebay, and it appears that might be the smartest thing to do to acquire Big Boa. There's just no way I can willingly give them any card info, outside of using one of those reloadable deals.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: August 17, 2012, 02:29 PM »

Joe Defender / Re: Look at what I just got or have thread
« on: August 17, 2012, 02:00 PM »
Worst thing is, I made a list of vintage Joes I was going to buy and I've kept to that list very well. Now after watching these DIC episodes, I'm wanting to buy more figures from the 90s.  :P Which are, I might add, unexpectedly expensive.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Modern Masters of the Universe
« on: August 17, 2012, 01:58 PM »
Guess I'll just ride it through to the end. Mattel did kind of screw themselves- the figures left from the vintage MOTU line have a lot of unique tooling. They really should have spread them out a little more. I guess they could sell more POP figures to offset then cost.

People must have forgotten about or didn't care to own Sir Laser-Lot. I just grabbed him and Grizzlor from Matty, two days after the sale started. Maybe these fan-created characters weren't such a hot idea after all.

Joe Defender / Re: Look at what I just got or have thread
« on: August 16, 2012, 02:30 AM »
^ Wow. Wins thread.  ;D

Joe Defender / Re: Look at what I just got or have thread
« on: August 16, 2012, 12:57 AM »
Yeah, the Fang Boat is pretty badass. They were all sold out at my local K-Mart (I'd like to get another), but I got a couple other goodies:

Grabbed the Cycle and AWE Striker at K-mart on clearance. Wasn't going to buy them, but I'm kind of weird about collecting drivers, even if they have reduced articulation. Scored the JV at Walgreens, which I'll have to start checking again, because they're restocking with POC stuff. The Steel Brigade and Zombie came from TRU, which is also restocking with 30th Ann. wave 4.

The AWE Striker is awesome. Hasbro gave it a new rollbar, so you can do this:

Thinking I'll go back to K-Mart and grab the other one I saw and customize it to get rid of the Arashikage symbol on the front. It's only $8, but probably gone by now.

Also grabbed these:

Neither of them considered GI Joe's finest moments, but they complete sets. Thanks for looking!

Well, if you got a membership now, you'll get Iceberg next spring as well. Looks like the bagged Footloose is finally sold out, though.

FSS is live!


The launch of the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club Figure Subscription Service is imminent; we will notify you the link when we make the service active. While we are loading the final details, here are some things to remember:

1. You must be a member of the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club to take advantage of the Figure Subscription Service.

2. There is NO reason to rush the site or be in a hurry as this is a build to order system. We will build as many as you order, so we cannot run out. YOU CAN ORDER AS MANY AS YOU WANT, there is no limit.
3. What you do need to be concerned about is the closing date of the subscription service, which ENDS on September 4th at midnight.

4. You can either pay In Full or by Installment. There will be 3 installments. When you subscribe and choose pay by Installment, you will be billed for the first two months’ shipments. Then sometime during the second month, you will be billed for the 3rd and 4th months’ shipments and sometime during the 4th month you will be billed for the final 2 months’ shipments.

5. Your free surprise 13th figure will come with your final shipment during the 6th month.

6. The figures will be shipped in random order. All members receive the same figures each month. The figure pairings will not be preannounced. So if you don’t mind, when you get your shipment each month, PLEASE do not go online and tell what you received. We want each shipment to be a surprise for as many members as possible.

7. The cost is $294 if Paid In Full (plus shipping) or three Installments of $98 (plus shipping). Please note that there is a $3 online processing fee for each billing. We take Visa, Discover or MasterCard. Unfortunately we cannot accept Money Orders or Checks for this offer.

8. If you pick a shipping service that does not include insurance or if you don’t pick the insurance, we do not have any responsibility for replacement of lost or damaged or misdirected orders.

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10. We are waiting on the final schedule from China so we don’t know exactly when the first figures will ship. We hope it will be by Christmas. We will announce this as soon as we get the final schedule.

11. Some of the figures (single figures) MAY be available in the Club Store after the subscriber’s figures ship. These will be at a price of $32 per figure. There is no guarantee of availability of any of the figures in the club store. If you want to ensure getting these limited edition figures, you need to subscribe to the service.

/ Considering I paid $40 for Jinx and Zarana, $30ish for these doesn't seem so bad. After missing Voltar and Darklon, I think I'll grab this sub.

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