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Vintage Kenner / Re: Wow!
« on: July 30, 2015, 11:05 AM »
Definitely very impressive!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Windows 10 ISO available
« on: July 30, 2015, 11:01 AM »
I just bought a new computer and it came with 8.1, so I can't wait to upgrade.  I've been using Classic Shell in the meantime, which helped, but I learned that 8 is as ****** as everyone says.

So with that in mind, I couldn't wait to upgrade - I downloaded 10 this morning, it was running the upgrade when I left for work.  I didn't have to mess with downloading an ISO or anything like that, it just gave me the message this morning that it was ready to go whenever I was.

Yeah, just wait 13 years for the price to come down.   ;)

I got one for $45 (from Jared if I remember right) and that had to be 7 or 8 years ago.

But yes, with exclusives you'll pay more the closer to the original release.

Now if I could find a Toy Fair silver Vader....I should have bought that one when I had a chance all those years ago.

Another example of exclusives coming down in price with time... They were like $150 back in the day.  There are carded Toy Fair Vaders that have sold for $20 and $30 in the last month or so.  If you look, you can get those for a completely reasonable price now. 


I hate come off as the bitter, angry fan, but I am so that's how it comes out.  :P

I spent ALL morning waiting for them to put these ******* up until I literally could not do it anymore and was forced to reintegrate myself into the family for a fun outing. Crazy huh? How dare I take my eyes off their stupid website and attempt to have a normal life for thirty minutes. Of course I missed it, even though there are plenty of their other crappy exclusives left like that gi joe thing, goddamit.

The only people profiting from this asinine arrangement are ******* scalpers. I really am now of the opinion that they should outright cancel any more exclusives like this in the future. It only serves to piss off their most diehard fans. And Hasbro has their head up their ass because they could have sold a **** ton more of these if they had bothered to crank out more then whatever that feeble initial order was. Lose lose, geniuses.

Yes, the packaging means that much time me because I am a capital C Completist and now I have to shell out 3 or 4 times what this POS is worth because they couldn't be bothered to make enough to even remotely meet the demand. and it was more like 3 minutes that it sold out in, not even ten.

Apologies for all the bile, but I had to get that out of my system. I realize it is just a stupid toy, and I understand the concept behind convention variants, but there are much, much better ways to handle this. I will give 2 examples:

Patience is going to be your friend.  Like Jeff mentioned, first you'll have the regular one coming out eventually (no way they're not going to sell the main army builder in stores) and that'll drive down the price of the same thing with the fancy packaging.  Second, Han in Carbonite eventually showed up for $80, which was about half of what it was going for until that moment.  I managed to score Jabba through HTS, so I'm not sure where that ended up, but I think I recall BBTS having them for a reasonable price at some point too.

Funko had several ReAction figure exclusives at sdcc this year. Among them were unmasked Flash and Green Arrow, and the hole in head T-1000. After sdcc the first two were available at Barnes and Noble and the latter at Toys R Us. They made enough so that everyone had a crack at them for a fair price and in turn this helped keep the Secondary market prices down across the board.

But then there was also the Hook-Armed T-1000, which is getting about $40 shipped on eBay and isn't going to hit stores since it was limited to 500 pieces. 

Half of me is super annoyed by this and gets where all of you are coming from, and the other half of me thinks to hell with it... it's a COMIC CON exclusive, and if we couldn't get one from our desks a few days later, what grievance to we really have here?

It's not like this figure isn't going to be available in droves when the movie launches, the only real reason to want this is for the packaging.

It's almost like they're not interested in moving product. 

Well that was fun... I must have been close... I was able to tell it to add one to my cart, but after it spun for 3 minutes it took me to a page that said there was nothing in my cart, then it was gone.

Can't get their site to load... naturally.

Target "Buy One, Get One 50% Off" Star Wars Sale

This will be great, I'll be able to pick up nearly unlimited pairs of Obi-Wan 6" figures for $30 each!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: '67 Shelby Cobra found after 45 years
« on: July 26, 2015, 12:12 AM »

Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: July 24, 2015, 12:27 AM »
Just bought the Hook Armed T-1000... I was planning on being patient and trying to save a few bucks, and then I saw that it's a 500 piece edition and figured they'd go pretty quickly from here.

Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: July 21, 2015, 07:03 PM »
On that haunted house play set... my assumption is more likely that no one bought them.  That price tag was insane for a fold-up piece of printed cardboard.

Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: July 21, 2015, 03:35 PM »
I caved and bought one on eBay for $50 shipped.  It's half of what I expected to pay and only about $15 more than it would have cost me in stores.

So that's done and I have a Miyagi with the Headband and T-1000 with Hole in the Head on their way.

Now I need to find a reasonably priced way to pick up:

- Masters of the Universe Prototypes
- Universal Monsters Haunted Crypt 4-pack
- SDCC T-1000 with the hook arms
- Terminator 2 T-800 Variant
- Terminator 2 Sarah Connor Variant
- Japanese Exclusive Marty McFly with Einsten

This line is getting tougher and tougher to collect...

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII
« on: July 21, 2015, 10:33 AM »
It'll be a busy start to 2017 for sure - Disney has 3 big sequels in a six week span...

05-05-2017 - Guardians of the Galaxy 2
05-26-2017 - Episode 8
06-16-2017 - Toy Story 4

That doesn't seem smart to me, but what do I know.  Wouldn't you want to stagger that a bit more?

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