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The Bullpen / Re: The Avengers: The Toys
« on: September 11, 2013, 06:08 PM »
I've seen them at Toys R Us, except Skull and Widow, of course. I saw them at a Target before that, IIRC. The paint ops on Falcon's eyes were awful.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Future of Star Wars Collecting?
« on: September 11, 2013, 06:05 PM »
I predict the upper management will fire all current Hasbro SW staffers, cancel anything collector aimed and future SW figures will be all 5 POA 3" scale, with even less paint ops than now and weapons molded into the figures' hands.

If you look at Jedi Temple Archives 2012 interview with DePriest from about a year ago, what he said came to pass. Weaning collectors to accept that CW figures would have 5 POA. Happened. Battle Packs gone at  mass retail. Happened. He said that Lucasfilm wanted them to change the size of the figures (smaller), they wouldn't and instead made the current $20 underscale vehicle assortment instead.  Now imagine 2015, new trilogy...the insistence returns (unless the Mouse says otherwise) and Hasbro caves in.

Whatever happens, happens. There's so much past stuff I don't have that I can keep collecting via ebay for years...(looks at rising prices on loose figures)...or not.

1. Rick Duel (Marvel)

2. Dani (Marvel)

3. Baron Orman Tagge (Marvel)

4. Jaxxon (Marvel)

5. Gamorrean Guard (Concept art)

6. Eleena Daru (TOR)

7. Gar Stazi (Legacy Era)

8. Imperial Riot Trooper (Force Unleashed 2)

9. Skorr (comic strip)

10. Sith Trooper (TOR)

1. Bossk
2. IG-88
3. Jawa
4. Tusken Raider
5. Gamorrean Guard
6. Rebel Fleet Trooper
7. Snowtrooper
8. Emperor's Royal Guard
9. Admiral Ackbar
10. 2-1B

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: September 8, 2013, 06:15 PM »
Will Tony Orlando be involved?

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: September 7, 2013, 04:08 PM »
Rummage sale Obi-Wan's starfighter for under a $1, but it's missing everything, even the rubber nose cone.

Homing Spider Droid, missing the weapons and leg tops for $1 more or less.

My SW junkyard grows...

Today I reminded, there's two types of garage/yard sale people I hate.

1. the bins of toy junk, you have to dig through to find anything, and when you have a pile (which contains figures missing limbs and stuff the seller has no idea what is) and ask how much they say something unreasonable, you counter offer (generously considering its incomplete and broken toys) and they won't barter.  BUT THE CRAP WASN'T EVEN WORTH THEIR TIME TO SORT OUT in any reasonable manner. Keep it.

2. Boxes of junk/parts, ask how much..."let me get my son"....*waits*   and we get typical teenager "large ones 50 cents and whatever..."

No. No "whatevers"...this stuff is debris to you. You should be encouraging me to take it away. But teens don't give damn why should I. Keep it.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: LEGO #2, Hasbro #3
« on: September 6, 2013, 03:22 PM »
Hasbro's customer service is

1. box it up and return it to store for exchange.


2. we'll send you a prepaid mailing label so you can mail it to us.


3. Send you an item of equal value, but probably not the same item.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: LEGO #2, Hasbro #3
« on: September 5, 2013, 09:10 PM »
"Has' Blows It: Kids Say 'No' to GI JOE, 'Yes' to Lego."

In other news, PLAYMATES still in many times can they reinvent Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? A LOT, THEY HOPE.

Cool, but I disagree with its line-up. It's too main character happy. Ghosts over Ugnaughts or 2-1B or Imperial Gunner or EV-9D9? Spirit figures are kinda boring, and those can be filled with the "living" counterparts. Why does Dengar rate more than 4-Lom or Zuckuss? Any of the hunters aside from Fett were no more important storywise than Snaggletooth and Hammerhead. (Background characters)  Smuggler Lando? He appears onscreen less than say, Bespin escape Leia.

Anyway, adding to vintage Kenner, I limited myself but couldn't keep it at 20 like I intended. I never wanted a Yarna figure as a kid,  but she's notable as having made it to prototype (why her of all characters Kenner?) and I still don't care  :-\.    I'd almost boot Piett, but there was a lack of a grey uniformed officer in the vintage line so might as well get specific. Most named rebel pilots are incidental, especially since Biggs was mostly cut from ANH. A few droids need representation by their model, specifics aren't important.  I love Cantina aliens, but most of them are briefly seen fluff...Jabba's goons at least are belligerents. The vintage Ewoks assortment covered the Ewok bases for the most part (except a female and wokling).

1. Rebel Fleet Trooper
2. Tarkin
3. Garindan
4. Dr. Evazan
5. Cantina Bandsman
6. Owen Lars
7. Beru Lars
8. Stormtrooper Disguise Han
9. Ceremony Luke
10. Ceremony Leia
11. General Dodonna
12. Sandtrooper

13. Bespin Escape Leia
14. Tank Top Luke
15. General Riekeen
16. Snowspeeder Luke
17. Piett

18. Mon Mothma
19. Mon Calamari Officer
20. Pote Snitkin
21. Oola
22. Slave Leia
23. Wedge
24. Y-Wing Pilot (ROTJ)
25. Vader with Removable Helmet
26. Ewok Village Leia
27. R4 astromech (any one)
28. CZ droid (any)
29. "Smuggler" Lando
30. Ishi Tibb (Jabba one, I guess)

Saga Legends / Re: 2013 Japan Blind-Box Saga Legends Figures
« on: September 4, 2013, 11:12 PM »
Hasbro was going to do that AMP'D stuff that which was sort of building toys? (Could be why they canned it.)

Other Toy Lines / Re: Dream Toylines
« on: September 4, 2013, 08:31 AM »
A 3 3/4" Trek line that doesn't suck.

3 3/4" Stargate line. <-- that also doesn't suck

Fixed that for you...

There was a 3.75" line of Stargate figures for the movie but they were only about 5 POA and had the large, goofy, overly colorful accessories.  They used the AWE Striker for one of the vehicles IIRC also. 


They weren't 3 3/4" (that would've made too much sense), more like 4 1/2",  they looked too big next to 3 3/4" figures.  I had the whole run via clearance sales.  The Awe Striker mold was modified to seat just one figure.

Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: September 4, 2013, 08:27 AM »
I don't think the differences (evolution) was drastic enough that it matters terribly...  to me the sculpts didn't improve too much really. 

Depends on what you compare. Amanaman to Walrus Man? R2-D2 to EV-9D9?

It would matter to some people. I think if they did such a line, people would nitpick that stuff to death. LOL.


"A desert stormtrooper with a moveable neck? THE HEAD SHOULD BE FUSED TO THE BODY!"


Saga Legends / Re: 2013 Japan Blind-Box Saga Legends Figures
« on: September 4, 2013, 08:16 AM »
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.

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