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The Vintage Collection / Re: SDCC 2012
« on: July 15, 2012, 06:08 PM »
Hasblow sux.

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: July 15, 2012, 11:17 AM »
Been workin' on a little stretchy-twisty-headed Reed Richards action.

I've been tinkering with a few things (chopping up old Legends and FF Movie figs, even the Superhero Sqaud version), trying to make a stretchy Mr. Fantastic, but nothing that looks decent.  I'd love to give him one or two stretched out arms...any tips?

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: July 12, 2012, 08:36 AM »
Looks like some cool stuff is coming down the pike...Hercules, Puck, Scarlet Witch, She-Hulk, etc.  They're putting She-Hulk in a comic 2-pack with Wolverine; I wish they'd do the same thing and get Vision back out there with the Scarlet Witch in a 2-pack.  That's a no brainer that won't happen. 

From the Marvelous News site's pictures, there were some blurry pictures of Rogue, but I couldn't tell if she's a single carded figure or in a pack that has four guys I've already got.

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: July 5, 2012, 02:47 PM »
Marvel Digital Comics is running a promotion where you can get 30% off an annual subscription and you get an unmasked Dr. Doom figure free (for $5.17 S&H).  The fig is the standard Doom body with a Steve Rogers Cap head and the removable Infinity Gauntlet that came with Adam Warlock from the Thanos 2-pack.  Link to subscribe is here:

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Spider-Man Movie Series
« on: July 4, 2012, 08:43 PM »
Saw Spider-Man and loved it.  I liked the Raimi ones a lot, especially the second one, but I think I actually preferred this one.  Really good.

Joe Defender / Re: G.I. Joe Convention 2012
« on: July 2, 2012, 11:58 AM »
And does anybody have any interest in those little dinky figurines?  Seems like such a waste of resources.

Joe Defender / Re: G.I. Joe Convention 2012
« on: July 1, 2012, 08:33 PM »
Looking at most of the convention pictures, it looks like the imagination well ran pretty dry...everything is ninja, zombie, or zombie ninja.  The updated classic characters are the only things I'd have been interested in, and they'll probably never see the light of day.  The fact that Kwinn got as far as he did and is unlikely to see a release is depressing.

To be fair, those DKR figures are basically Happy Meal garbage.

Joe Defender / Re: G.I. Joe Convention 2012
« on: June 30, 2012, 12:31 AM »
I love that Night Viper in an unholy way.

It's been a fun ride since 1998, but at this price point, I think I'm officially done with the hobby--at least buying at retail.  I may wait a few years and pick up loose stragglers I'm interested in off of eBay, and if I miss out on novelties like Darth Malgus, no biggie.  But this is getting to the point that it's no longer a distracting, fun little hobby.  I ride bicycles, and that's my high end expensive hobby.  I'll just put more money into that now.  Not saying I'll dump what I've got, but I'm just done paying this much for little dinky pieces of plastic.

Hall of Justice / Re: Batman The Dark Knight
« on: June 27, 2012, 08:14 AM »
I found Alfred and Catwoman at a grocery store the was also running a buy two get one free special, so I got those two and got a Bane free.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: June 21, 2012, 08:12 PM »
I bit on that, but felt sick doing so. $25 for two guys and that's considered a good deal? I gotta get a new hobby...

Joe Defender / Re: 30th Anniversary Line
« on: June 21, 2012, 02:18 PM »
I got a bundle of figures that includes a carded DG Snake Eyes.  I'd be happy to trade it to anyone for a DG Corbra Trooper or Shipwreck.  PM me if interested.  Thanks.

Joe Defender / Re: GI Joe Retaliation - The Toys!
« on: June 20, 2012, 08:13 AM »
I'm with you on not all figures needing the extra articulation.  I generally prefer the swivel wrist to the ball-jointed, since the ball-jointed wrist just looks goofy.  And I'm totally with you on ankles; very few figures need this.  The exception is the new swivel ankle that they've put on the Red Ninjas, Storm Shadow, and Snake Eyes.  That is a cool joint for ninjas.  The Joe Trooper doesn't need it, though.

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: June 19, 2012, 07:26 PM »
But that one's green.  8)

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