« on: August 12, 2009, 11:25 PM »
Updated with a few minor changes. I'm looking for about 100 REAL Action Figure Clear Stands for vintage figures.
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On vacation in Chicago, and so I went to Quake today after hearing so many good things about it. Definitely glad I did:
Literally had to PEEL myself out of that store. Vintage holy land. What was kind of neat in a weird way was the number of customs in his loose boxes - someone didn't like their work anymore. One was a very deformed 98 Spacetrooper. Sad, because I never got that one.
Sansweet is going to Chicago Comic-Con
Think the reason they didn't announce the date/place during SDCC was because they wanted to wait 2 weeks and announce the date/place in the actual place C5 will be? Makes you wonder, don't it!
You missed the "Extra 20% off clearance" deal Jason. Should've got the Lars set then. That's when I nabbed it, and it's not worth every penny. But it's not painful at $30-ish. I broke it down by piece, basically, and was internally happy enough to get it at that price.
It's a dome... a plastic dome.
Wow, I figured the first reply would be "my store doesn't get any exlusives, so your numbers are #$%#@%$^".
As Adam pointed out Lucasfilm is the one that is saying no to the sisters being made. That may change since one of them died. It would be nice that the other release the rights upon her death.
I do not get why people are not satisfied with the grim reality of these being off limits.
My local Toys R Us had two of these on the shelf today, and while I could go into my shock, dismay, anger, bewilderment, nausea, confusion, denial (as in "This has to be a mistake"), and/or amusement, I won't. I'll just let the price speak for itself:
Okay, I will make one comment. HOLY. *******. ****.
Is it just me who gets the impression that there are a lot of people collecting SW toys who don't actually enjoy it? And I do recognize the difference between being pissed about price increases and not enjoying collecting.
I love it, which is why I do it.
The Phase 1 Darktrooper? A figure from a DOS game? Hardly what I'd call up and coming media to base it off of. I see no reason a Vlix won't happen, based on that kind of figure alone.
That's funny, I don't see "main line" or "exclusive" anywhere in what I said. Looks like you saw what you wanted to see. (No worries, I've done the same.)
In the sentence that follows you speak directly to "other" exclusives, so it can be inferred that the Pyre set was included in the "other" classification.A 95% positive forum approval can still be a false positive-- who wouldn't say yes if Hasbro said "we're totally going to make the Lars Homestead for $60, who wants it?"
Here we are being given the chance to see the potential product before plans to bring it to market have been settled. With the Lars set is was more like 'here you go, buy this ****".That's pretty much exactly my point-- this is an item with a smaller appeal. Have you seen the shrinking edition sizes on Gentle Giant and Sideshow items, and the massive drop-off in interest which caused them?
Probably due to the marked increase in prices more than collector interest.
Another annoying thing, the Corran uses the Luke X-wing body, complete with lightsaber.
Why is it an issue for Corran to have the same hilt as Luke? The Luke saber is from ANH & ESB, right? The one that was Anakin's, right? Corran was also a Jedi, in one of the books he found what was his grandfather's (IIRC) saber in a jedi museum, or was it some sort of trophy room that Palpatine had... In any case, Corran's saber could have been a similar vintage to Luke's so its no inconceivable that they would have similar designs, is it? Now that's an long justification, for sure, but I can't recall too many visuals of Corran and his saber, so I'm willing to give Hasbro a pass on that.
I'll be honest though, looking at Scott's list he copied, it's sad that all that stuff is even remotely being swirled around as "rumor". I remember a time when ACTUAL rumors got out in very sparse numbers in a year, and lists never got that big. It's sad really, as it's used to somehow entertain the less informed and keep them hooked. I'm always up for seeing rumor lists, but this year it really seemed to spiral out of control, and it's just turned into obvious wishing by a lot of these "sources", who haven't earned any credibility I can see.