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The Vintage Collection / Re: Toy Fair 2012
« on: February 7, 2012, 02:47 PM »
IAll of that said...I often wonder how and when exclusives are solicited?  Because it isn't at Toy Fair where you would think they would be...must be some sort of internal process between the companies...I still hold out hope for the Ewok Pack(s), Darth Vader Pyre and hopefully Rebel/Astromech packs.  I guess we'll see Friday

Solicited? I thought Toy Fair was just a showing off to the media, all the business stuff is done months before, mass release and exclusives.

Joe Defender / Re: GI Joe Retaliation - The Toys!
« on: February 7, 2012, 01:23 PM »
When you can't find the main movie villain in stores = failure.

But hey, lots of Iron Man, Thors, Winter Soldiers and USAgents out there.

Hasbro controls too much of the action figure market and they've gotten to the point of half-assing it because they can get away with it.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: February 6, 2012, 10:40 PM »
Picked up the Imperial set with Imperial Commander (Needa), Dengar and At-At Driver for $9.88.

Needa's eyebrows are redder than the original and his hat's button is silver instead of metallic light blue. Rebel Trooper's head swaps with his okay...Needa's head's a little tight on rebel trooper's body.

Never had the Dengar before,  why is he so hard to stand up?

At-At know, his head looks cool on the vintage Jedi Knight Luke's body.  I still dislike the painted driver helmet compared to the 2006's molded white version.

Discover the Force / Movie Heroes / Re: 2012 Movie Heroes Line
« on: February 6, 2012, 02:31 PM »
Maybe, there's no rush at Hasbro. Light-up sabers might be next year's gimmick, too. AOTC Anakin and Obi-Wan with light up sabers!

Joe Defender / Re: GI Joe Retaliation - The Toys!
« on: February 6, 2012, 10:13 AM »
People may be jumping the gun on the lack of articulation. Those photos are always doctored up.

But if there is less articulation. I don't understand. Is it really cheaper to tool up new molds with limited articulation than to recolor an existing one with articulation? I doubt most if any of the larger vehicle drivers are in the film.  GI JOE's Hasbro's brand and they don't have to pay licensing compared to Marvel or Star Wars, unless the film likenesses are a factor. Plus they rehash vehicle molds, too.

GI JOE's legacy was the moveable fighting man, and whenever they've reduced articulation, the line has sucked and sucked hard (Extreme, the first Gi JOE Vs. Cobra figures in 2002, those little sigma six 2.5" things).

The second wave came and went, but it was like the first wave had twice the run and reshipped after the second wave.  Maybe they were planning on keeping them around until AotC 3D to come out.  :P

I wish they'd moved to Sarlacc Pit 2-packs or Endor 2-packs or anything not prequel two packs.

Like those 3 packs, had they done something, even just vintage colors homage to Kenner (Say like browner skinned Bossk, gray IG-88 , all-white snowtrooper, black pants Han Solo, grey Death Star Trooper and black uniformed Needa)...I might have bought at least one at full price. As they were, they were only for retro packaging enthusiasts & completists and maybe the odd parent gift giver.

Toys R Us has Deluxe on sale for $15.99 this week...and pod racer  pilot sets for the odd price of $21.59.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: February 6, 2012, 08:42 AM »
Meijer stores here have new Clone Wars for $6.99 this week.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: February 5, 2012, 12:52 PM »
Ugh, slim pickings on clearance swag. All I found were a few Cad Bane's Escape and Assault on Geonosis BP's, 1 Hunt for Grievous BP, an AAT, and a smattering of El-Les, Obi-Wan, and SBD's.

No sign at all anywhere of any clearanced Deluxe sets, which is what I was really hoping to see.

I saw the AT-RT with the ram horns on the side clearanced at a Wal-Mart for $13. Not super cheap, but decent compared to new prices. This same wal-mart clearanced their only 3 remaining vintage figures to $4.50 (yeah, they had  new movie heroes and clone wars out, but no new vintage on pegs).

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Four Discussion Thread
« on: February 3, 2012, 08:48 PM »
It was good enough, but predictable in that Obi-Wan would try to save the others and spare Eval.

Bane gets his old hat back...what a shame.

The box had a trap specifically dependant on a certain lifeform being present to deactivate? What if he had died earlier? (Eval would've used a different challenge I guess).

Likewise, what if they over dwindled the contendors to less than 5?

Since Moralo Eval is the schemer of the mission, why is Dooku so willing to treat him as disposable?

I wondered why no one took the sniper rifle and shot Eval with it.

Bane has a sense of honor...hmmm...for guy who kills someone over a hat.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Figure Rumors/Speculation
« on: February 3, 2012, 09:30 AM »
After Sgt. Brick they said no more CW mail-aways. Even though they had to make more Bricks to satisfy demand.  :P

If we don't get 100,000 forms in the mail within 2 months, it's a flop! I wonder if the current mail-in Fett won't be considered a flop because after they nixed the online version there's so few order forms to be found at a retail for folks to use.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Figure Rumors/Speculation
« on: February 3, 2012, 08:42 AM »
Way to spoil that Maul's a cyborg!  :P

The first Fox was a kitbash that didn't look right, IIRC. So odds are this is a new one.

Discover the Force / Movie Heroes / Re: 2012 Movie Heroes Line
« on: February 3, 2012, 08:37 AM »
Not that anyone here is overly interested in this line, but looking at the rumor report at RS (similar to the TVC one), it doesn't look like there is much on the way from this line for awhile either.  According to that list, the only "new" figures listed are:

Darth Vader
Boba Fett
Sandtrooper (seriously, what is the obsession with Sandtroopers over Stormtroopers?)
ROTS Anakin Skywalker
Luke Skywalker

There's bad action feature versions of the other four, but which crappy sandtrooper will it be...POTJ? Toss in a CW action launcher!

The vintage 3-packs are under $10 at Target and NO ONE TOLD ME.  ??? Heh. Haven't been Target lately...because they were barren last time I went.

The Legacy Arena packs are like $8 something...still higher than the two sales they had on them the last two years.

The Vintage Collection / Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 12
« on: February 2, 2012, 08:11 AM »
So we'll be seeing the same 7 figures from now until 2013...especially Darth Sidious.

Hope there's some revision cases.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Four Discussion Thread
« on: February 1, 2012, 09:32 AM »
I noticed Ithorian bounty hunter. A nod to the kids of decades ago who used Kenner's Hammerhead as a baddie because he came with a bad guy gun.  ;) Or maybe a big thumbing of the nose to the EU's pacifist take on the species.

Or probably just reusing character models.  :P

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