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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.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Batman - The Dark Knight Rises
« on: August 3, 2012, 07:05 PM »
I always thought Gotham=Chicago?

The Bullpen / Re: Thor: The Toys!
« on: August 3, 2012, 07:03 PM »
Sorry to go OT, but how much are Sentinels going for at Marshall's?  I wouldn't mind adding a couple; I don't care if they're silver.

Maybe I was getting a little hyperbolic with the articulation, but it's good enough (no ankles, but everything else...okay, no wrists either, but still...).  The sculpts are all unique.  They've even got distinct skin texture, different knee-pads, and little details on their shells and, um, whatever turtle fronts are called.

In any event, they're high quality and much heftier than Star Wars figures, at a lower price.

(Lando, your pic is of the bigger scale vintage repros; the ones I got are the ones in smashitwitdaclub's link...and they're really cool).

The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: August 3, 2012, 07:28 AM »
I broke my quitting vow and bought a Tarkin that I saw at Wal Mart.  First retail purchase since January.  They also had Wedge, Odd Ball, and Nikto, plus a ****load of TPM guys.

You spotted the Tarkin wave at a Wal-Mart?  Lucky...

The Wal-Marts in my area have the same 2 figures time and time again: Quinlan-Vos and Battle Droid.  That's it.

I like the new Tarkin figure.  I especially like the pack-in Mouse Droid.

Well, the remnants of it.  They had Tarkin, Wedge, Nikto, and Odd Ball on the pegs (plus a bunch of TPM crap).  It was at a kind of the out-of-the-way Wal Mart (I live in Salt Lake City, UT and it was in Evanston, WY--yes, JediMoses, I was there to buy hard malt liquor, porn, and fireworks, all of which are banned in Utah  >:D  (just kidding, just kidding; just stopped on my way home from Bear Lake)).

I have to say, the Tarkin isn't as bad in person as it looks in pictures.  The color of the outfit is much better, and even the stupid soft goods skirt matches pretty well (though I still think it looks awful).  The flesh color for the head is a little weird, but I figure it's the best Tarkin they'll ever make, so what the hell.  The mouse droid is quite nice, too.

mother**** Hasbro.  I just picked up a set of the new TMNT figures from Playmates for $8.99 each from Target.  Way more plastic, more articulation, more weapons, and a better price point.  If Playmates can put out TMNT figures like that for $8.99, Star Wars guys should be $6.99, tops.

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