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The Bullpen / Re: The Avengers: The Toys
« on: August 25, 2012, 09:07 AM »
I looked at a couple of the single carded Chitauri the other day and it looked like, although they'd the nixed elbow and knee articulation, they left an ankle joint.  An ankle joint without knee joints makes absolutely zero sense. 

The Vintage Collection / Re: Celebration VI
« on: August 24, 2012, 01:42 PM »
I would have thought we would have seen pictures up at some of the sites by now too. (IMHO, Facebook does not count because most people are blocked from seeing that at work, and anyway why would you want to drive traffic to their site, but not your own? but I digress...)

Well, we are all fans first and foremeost, so maybe we're all busy enjoying ourselves instead of wasting precious show time editing and posting dozens of photos. :P

Like a few others have said, there isn't really anything "NEW" at the Hasbro booth yet.  Most everything is just stuff announced at SDCC.  There were some hints that there will be some new stuff shown at the panel, so standard protocol for them.

So is someone going to ask about the "distribution problem" or is Hasbro going to get a free pass again?

If you guys really want me to waste some of my ten-minutes with Hasbro beating them over the head with the obvious elephant in the room, I can, but to me it's a waste.  Vintage is dead, headed for clearance and they are re-booting with Droid Factory.

If you really need to hear Hasbro state the obvious, then check out what they said when my pal Jayson at Yakface asked them today.

Jeff, I would personally appreciate it if you would stop enjoying yourself and upload pictures and whatnot to the front page.  Also, if you get another chance, please do ask Hasbro about the distribution.  Feel free to use the following as a script:

Hey you cocksucking dillholes, what the ****?  Me and a bunch of other nerds are having a tough time finding toys, so I have one question in two parts: 1) Why do you suck so bad, and 2) How and when are we going to get our goddamn toys?

Then say "Keep it real, yo," and drop the mike.

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: August 18, 2012, 04:28 PM »
How could you not need both?  It's She-Hulk for heaven's sake the ultimate in green goodness.

I wish some of this new stuff would start showing up around here.

No kidding.  Here's hoping they make her in her courtroom costume next.

Well of the Souls / Re: Raiders in IMAX ~ September 7-13
« on: August 17, 2012, 08:36 AM »
This is cool.  I just bought tickets for the fam to see this on Saturday 9/8.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: August 14, 2012, 08:03 PM »
I was going to get the Luke, boba battle pack, but those figures have no articulation whatsoever. I was disappointed yet again. Just like I was with the MH battle pack with solo, chewie and 3PO. No disrespect, but I think they're a huge waste of money

I hear ya.  That's why I've held off on that set for the time being.  However, if I see that set go on clearance, I might reconsider.  Or, as Chewie mentioned, I see Luke or Fett for cheap on eBay, I'll bite.

I really like that Luke, and in a way, it's the best Bespin Luke we've got.  Or at least I thought so when I rambled on and on about him and his cronies.  He pops up on eBay for $2-$3 every now and then, and he's easily worth that.

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: August 14, 2012, 05:54 PM »
Ant Man & Moon Knight looks like an awesome set, so naturally, it's been delayed.  The Juggernaut head sculpt is nice, but it's ridiculous that it doesn't have a helmet.  I've already got the the single carded versions of both characters, and I don't think that Colossus with the flat grey looks nearly as good.

I just picked up the Wolverine/She-Hulk and FF Black Spidey/White Doom sets using the TRU $5 coupons.  Wolverine will go in my pile of Wolverine army builders.  She Hulk is really great, I found one with a decent face paintjob.  This is a figure where there's almost too much articulation, though, and it detracts from the aesthetics of the figure overall.  I could do without the mid-thigh joint, for instance.  Given that it's less than a quarter inch from a ball joint, I don't know that it's worth having a slice through the leg.  But overall, it's a really good figure and an outstanding head sculpt.  Haven't cracked open the Spidey-Doom set yet, but doesn't look like there are any surprises other than a kind of bulkier Spidey than we usually get.  Doom's the same one we've gotten, just in white.  Same Ultron limbs.

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: August 11, 2012, 12:13 PM »
I went into TJ Maxx looking for Laufey and King Loki, but instead found two of the dark purple variant Galactuses for $30 each.  I'm going to give one to a buddy who runs this blog and use the other for trade bait.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Will there ever be a Justice League Movie?
« on: August 11, 2012, 07:00 AM »
I liked Daredevil.

It wasn't any worse than Spider-Man 3 or X-Men 3.

They oughtta put that quote on the box for the 10 year anniversary Blu Ray release.


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Riiiiiiight.  Good luck with that.

Putting things in perspective, $12.99 isn't too bad of a price to pay for any vintage figure released post-TPM.  I mean, sure, Walmart or Target might have them priced at $10-$11 retail, but how many times have you seen anything beyond TPM vintage hanging on the pegs?

And given that these are online exclusives, it stands to reason there will be something of a premium.

But it's still ridiculous (though I made my wife log in on her account and get 2 ERGs in addition to everything I ordered because I'm Hasbro's bitch).

The Bullpen / Re: Thor: The Toys!
« on: August 10, 2012, 07:16 PM »
yeah, I am pretty sure they do not send whole cases to stores  :(

I have been looking at some ebay auctions and I am noticing some of the collectors from are putting these figures up for sale as they are finding them.  That stinks.  Wish they would help out.

I'm getting a little less judgmental about that kind of thing.  It's one thing for basement dwellers who scalp for scalping's sake; but this hobby is getting so damn expensive, I'm no longer as critical about fellow collectors who offset the expense by recouping some of the cost if they get lucky with a find by putting it up on the secondary market.  Fortunately, I never find anything good that I don't need myself, so I haven't been personally confronted with the moral dilemma of what to do in such a situation, but I'm not going to begrudge fellow collectors who occasionally make a buck or two back on eBay.

I came out of retirement for this wave, since I've been waiting for a Nein Numb forever (still pissed about the non-removable vest, but what are ya gonna do?) and decided to pick up the OT guys, plus 2 ERGs.  I'd love to wind up with 6 of them somehow, but I'm not holding my breath.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Avengers (and sequels)
« on: August 9, 2012, 08:49 AM »
It just unbelievable how well they're pulling this whole thing off.  If this next run lives up to its predecessors, it'll be up there with the Harry Potter series in terms of cinematic accomplishments.

Man, that may even be an understatement.  Harry Potter was ambitious, but it's essentially just a long series.  Marvel's been able to do multiple stand alone movies that perform well, and then dovetail into the team-up event movie...I can't think of anything like that other than comic-book cross overs.  But certainly, nothing like it has been done in TV or cinema.

Other Toy Lines / Re: New Ninja Turtle figs.
« on: August 4, 2012, 11:41 AM »
Roughly in scale with the vintage line.  Closer to 5".  Definitely bigger than 3.75".  I don't have them in front of me right now, but I'd guess the Turtles are around 4- 5". In the packages, Shredder looks the biggest. He's close to 5".

Other Toy Lines / Re: New Ninja Turtle figs.
« on: August 4, 2012, 08:27 AM »
These are all over now.  I picked up the four turtles, which is enough for me, but they're really great little figures.  I love the designs on the turtles.  Krang and the Foot Soldier are okay.  Splinter, Shredder, and April...not so much.

But the updates to the main four are pretty sweet.

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