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I think they should toss ten random figures in a header bag with 10 random accessories, sell them like army men.  :P

I've bought random GI JOE figure lots from China a couple of times, and that was mostly disappointing, probably because the 2002-2006 New sculpt/G2 era lost its appeal to me. And about 7/10 of the random figures are those style. They are rarely cheap enough to take the risk (had to be well under $2 a figure for me). It's kind of like playing the lottery, only you actually get something besides a piece of paper. Some of those somethings might have factory grime on them, or even marker writing. Or the wrong parts. Never tried the random SW lots, because they are never cheap enough (and sellers who sell them seem to be smart enough to pick out better figures to sell in lots by themselves.)

So random chance has a fun appeal to a point.

Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: September 3, 2013, 08:46 PM »
Adding to vintage Kenner in style would be neat to a point (original trilogy only). But then they couldn't bother to get rocket-firing Fett's foot holes the vintage size.

Of course,  when talking "retro" style, we must remember that vintage Kenner SW evolved. Sculpting improved. They ditched the telescoping sabers. They started to use a few posed stances (Hoth Luke, Jedi Luke, black Bespin Guard). More soft goods. But most folks talking retro probably think 1977, lightsaber inside arms, cheap plastic capes, simpler sculpting.

So would you want Tarkin as they'd make him in 1978 or 1985? Rebel Fleet Trooper? Mon Mothma? Garindan? Ceremony Luke? 

Other Toy Lines / Re: Dream Toylines
« on: September 3, 2013, 12:50 PM »
A 3 3/4" Trek line that doesn't suck.

3 3/4" Stargate line.

Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: September 3, 2013, 12:47 PM »
That sounds neat, but my nostalgia dies around the $10 mark.

Universal Monsters had a Kenner-esque line from Remco that was good (especially for Remco).

Some company made a silly looking Terminator 3 3/4" line...years before Playmates. I have the endo skeleton figure.

Saga Collection '06 / Re: General Rieekan watch at RiteAid
« on: September 3, 2013, 12:41 PM »
Sad to report that the Rite-Aid near my workplace no longer has the C-3PO with Ewok throne. Was it bought? Did its card finally rot away? It's been months since I've checked.

Now the oldest SW figure is Clone Wars Trooper Denal.  They also still have Heavy Duty and Ripcord from Rise of Cobra.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: August 31, 2013, 11:27 PM »
Went to Wal-Mart today for the first time in months, the movie heroes and clone wars figures wouldn't scan at all "please see associate".

The Legacy Collection '08-'10 / Re: Recent Legacy Purchases
« on: August 31, 2013, 08:50 PM »
I was thinking Gamorrean Guard, there's a few...

Got  teeny little Mawhonic, techinically a Discover the Force release. I'd passed him up for months, because I'd passed on his vintage carded release even cheaper during an Amazon sale late last year. But with this version I get the flag. The flag is a bit chintzy, mine's not applied/taped even with the pole.

Proper scaling aside, he'd be awesome figure if he were Ree-Yees scale. You could get a team  of Gran mercenaries. Instead, he's just small and strange.

Anything blind bag/boxed over $3 or is too much to spend on chance, maybe $4 if it's something substantial (as in "not tiny unposeable rubber mini figures"). I got a playmobil guy on sale for $3 but I figured out which one it was based on feel. And at least those and Lego minifigs you can parts swap.

The Legacy Collection '08-'10 / Re: Recent Legacy Purchases
« on: August 31, 2013, 04:40 PM »
The non-McQuarrie one seems more pulp sci-fi novel cover than Star Wars. But that's not a bad thing. Not sure why they've never revisited concept art figures, I assume it goes back to Hasbro hating (collector) money.

Weirdness....Legends are blind boxed in Japan, including the mission figures, I guess.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything eBay! Scams, questions, etc...
« on: August 30, 2013, 11:36 PM »
If they ban the woman, she'll be back.

Months ago, I had a guy bid on DVD's, never pay and I had to wait for the case to resolve.

I relisted the DVD's, same guy under a new name did the same thing again. He did it to a lot of people. Just messed up in the head.

That short story should've been thrown out, along with the entire book it was in. I think that and the cantina book turned me off the EU for a long time.

Yeah, since no one changes clothes in the Star Wars universe, the palace guy in the helmet and the skiff guy in the same helmet are two completely different people.

I haven't even seen the entire wave in stores yet, just Biggs, Vader and Scouty.

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