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I agree with your assessment of the Marvel Legends figures.  For $7 you get a lot of action figure.  I don't follow the other lines you mention so I never paid attention to the prices but I have seen the figures and there are a lot of Super Hero figures out there today that are well done.

I might also nominate the Sigma Six GI Joe figures for value.  They have two price points right now $11.99 and $14.99 at Target (The carded figs might be $9.99 at some stores but I'm not certain).  The $15 figures have a ton of accessories and include a weapons locker to store them in.  The figs are about 6" to 8" depending on the character and they have pretty good articulation.  I know a lot of Joe collectors don't like these but I've always liked the Anime style art and toys and I do like these.

Other than that, and what you mentioned, I can't think of anything off the top of my head that is a great deal at retail right now.  The TRU exclusive 3.75" GI Joe 6-packs were a good deal at $20 and the DTC figures that are starting to show there again aren't bad.  But the ML figures stand out for the detail and price.

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I'd love to see some Aliens and Predator figures in 3.75" scale.  There are some Predator Micro-men sized figures, I think, but I want a line imported into the US.

I'd also love to see "Starship Troopers."  I loved that movie and have most of the Galoob collection that did come out.  The figs are really crappy but the Action Fleet stuff is awesome. 

Babylon 5, Lord of the Rings, Battlestar Galactica (new), Star Trek.

There are a lot of other films and TV shows that I can think of one or two uniforms that I wouldn't mind seeing but not really full lines.  And as much as I love the 3.75" scale I'd really like to see some really detailed figures in 12" scale.  Then you get even better detail and more articulation choices in your figures.

Too bad some company couldn't get the licenses and do sort of a Captain Action type line where it's just uniform sets, no figures.  Then you could buy one or two uniforms or build a huge army or whatever.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: April 23, 2006, 01:05 AM »
Monica Kenna, Freddy Vs Jason hot chick.

Kevin

You know, Monica Keena is odd.  The first thing I ever saw her on was "Dawson's Creek" and I wasn't impressed.  Then I saw her in either Maxim or Stuff and then in "Undeclared" and she was pretty hot.  But she was just in an episode of "Without a Trace" last week and she looked like ass.

Moving on, I've had a thing for Carly Pope for a while:





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Other Toy Lines / Re: SDCC Exclusives - Which Do you Hope to Get?
« on: April 21, 2006, 08:36 PM »
I wouldn't mind getting the GG Shocktrooper bust and if I'm on-line when they put some up for sale to the collector club members I may see if I can get one.  If not then I'll just go with my plan to get a plain ROTS Clone.

I may go to WW Philly and supposedly the Vader in flames Bust-Up will be there as well so maybe I'll be able to get one.  If not, skip it (see a pattern?  heh).

I would really like to get one of the 501st Stormtroopers though.  That's a cool item!
 
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Other Toy Lines / Re: 2006: What Are You Collecting?
« on: April 21, 2006, 08:33 PM »
I reevaluated at the beginning of the year.  So far I've passed on all the Saga figures that were repacked or didn't meet with expectations.  I cut out Galactic Heroes and after the ARC 170 I'm done with the 6" Titanium.  I never got into the new 2" Unleashed but I do want the upcoming set with the AT-AT Driver.

I haven't bought any Lego sets since I snagged the Turbo Tank last fall and I've actually sold off a couple sets and I'm kind of planning on selling more in the near future.

I spent some of that extra cash I've been saving on completing my Animated Clone Wars Character Keys and I've got pre-orders on the SS 12" figures but I'm thinking that I may not collect all of them.  I really want Mace though.

I have picked up a couple Sigma Six figures but I'm done with that line now unless they do a Scarlet figure.  Other than 2 DTC figures I haven't bought anything else that wasn't SW related.

I'm just going to go with my plans for reduced 3.75" figures and I still plan on filling in some older holes in the collection.  Plus I'm wrestling with the thought of downsizing and I'll probably make a call on that by the PSWCS summer social in June.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Maxim Hometown Hottie Contest
« on: April 20, 2006, 02:15 PM »
Tell me ... were you the one who took those pictures?
 ;)

I better hope so, b/c the "other" pics are probably a lot more "fun".... ;D

One question:  are they real?

I can't believe the important question hasn't been asked yet...What did you order from Amzon.com?  Star Wars collectibles?   :P

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: April 13, 2006, 02:31 PM »
When was Terri Hatcher Nude?

For that matter, let's get an inventory of nude scenes for all the housewives . . .

She GTO'ed in a forgettable movie calle "The Cool Surface" from 1994.  I've got screen caps of her from that I believe.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: April 13, 2006, 02:19 AM »
Ugh.  I find Marcia Cross revolting.  Her face looks like clay or something.

I'm with you on that, I don't like Marcia Cross either.  Smokin' bod but there's something about her face that looks fake...it's odd and rather disturbing.

I think Terri Hatcher is hot but I have to admit that Eva is pretty damn sexy.

Overall though, I get tired of seeing the same people over and over again and the Houswives are getting to that point now.  Let's move on to someone new.

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Joe Defender / Re: G.I. Joe Toys Thread
« on: April 12, 2006, 02:55 AM »
Because HasbroToyShop.com had a discount I ordered a DTC Low Light (one of my favorite classic Joes) and the comic 3-pack with Stalker, Snake Eyes and Stormshadow from Vietnam. 

I'm kind of disappointed in all 4 of the figures. 

Low Light, although he looks pretty good and I like the updated sniper rifle, has new arm joints that I don't like.  How long has the Joe line been using this new peg elbow instead of the riveted elbow and swivel bicep?  I picked up some late-wave 2-packs at retail that I didn't open (and they're boxed away right now) and I didn't think they'd changed to this new style?  He also has no neck to speak of which makes it hard to pose him prone behind his rifle.  Granted, not a lot of Joes look great that way but LL suffers from a short neck post and a high collar on his jacket.

Other than that, the paint apps are great, the uniform has a very vintage feel to it and the removable goggles are cool.  I just kind of like some of the VvV and Spy Troops figs better I guess.

As for the 3-pack, I don't like some of these figures either.  In general I like the vintage style bodies but I do like the new articulated wrists on the new figs.  Stalker is pretty good overall and the possibly the best of the set.  I'd have preferred a ball joint neck post though.  Good paint and the head sculpt is nice.

Snake Eyes just misses and it's more because of his hands than anything.  Only one hand (left) is really good for holding any accessories which kind of sucks.  I do love the detailed paint on the boonie hat and the shadowed eyes is a brilliant move.  I'd forgotten he carried the M-60 in the comic and it seems odd to think of Snake carrying something so big and unwieldy.  Second best in the 3-pack.

Stormshadow...I hate this figure.  The head sculpt sucks, I don't like the tank top and his hands are terrible.  He can't really hold anything in his right hand and the left barely works for his bow.  The bow looks nice, though, as do the arrows, but the quiver I don't like.  It feels kind of fragile and the shape of the sling is such that you can't really sling it over his back when he has his web gear on.  The web gear, although nice on some figures, doesn't work for me on Stormshadow.  I was really disappointed in this one and he was kind of the reason I bought the set.

I also thought they could have done a better job matching up Stalker's weapon to that in the comic.  They didn't do bad with Storm and Snake but the puny M16 that Stalker has is nothing compared to the night-scoped and silenced model shown in the comic.

I also ran into some DTC figures at TRU a week ago and the Monkey Wrench fig looked good as did the Cobra Trooper and Grand Slam.  I didn't buy them and after seeing Low Light I don't know if I'll bother.  Too bad.  With the new cards I was thinking about picking up this line but now, eh.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: SirStevesGuide Goes Belly Up
« on: March 29, 2006, 03:24 PM »
I used to use SSG.com once in a while for news but never logged onto the forums there.  YakFace.com used to be my go-to web site for all my news back in the days of EP1.  I don't remember when I came across RS.com.

Never used CSW.com but I wish I had.  IIRC that's where a lot of the vintage guys ended up after abandoning USENET. 

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: can someone help me?
« on: March 27, 2006, 09:22 AM »
man do I wanna thank you...so thank you...any ideas where I could order a cast of it?

p.s...anyone know where to get GiJoe hands too...yup..he got them too.

I don't know where you could get a cast of the head but if you poked around on eBay you could probably find another one or, at least the same head without the sand paintjob. 

For hands I'd go the same route, hit ebay.  You can snag loose Joe figs for cheap.   Or, check your local Salvation Army.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: can someone help me?
« on: March 25, 2006, 09:29 PM »
12" GI Joe figures that weren't versions of 3.75" Joes didn't have names.  I don't have my set at hand but I believe that it was the "Paul" headsculpt that you can see on this site.

It was more of a dirt paint job than beard...it was meant to show that he'd been driving through the desert.  I think that set may be the only one that came with that specific paint job although the headsculpt was included in several different sets.

Update: The set is called the "Desert Light Strike Vehicle" and it does have the "Paul" headsculpt with sand on his face.  This auction has loose photos of the figure that came with it.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: When you think of Canada....
« on: March 23, 2006, 01:07 AM »
What are you talking aboot, eh?

Oh, I also always laugh at the fact that their coins are metal and a magnet will stick to them.  It's how I separate my Canadian coins quickly from my US coins...pass a magnet over them and pull them out. 

I grew up in a town with a lot of Canadian tourists and at any given time you could pull change out of your pocket and have as many US coins as Canadian.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: When you think of Canada....
« on: March 22, 2006, 11:17 PM »
Best Mountie.  ;)




I LOVED "Due South."  That show rocked.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Which is Your Favorite "Other Toy Line"?
« on: March 22, 2006, 01:03 PM »
I wasn't around when this topic first started but I'll jump in here.

Before SW started back up in 1995 I was collecting a lot of Toy Biz Marvel superheroes and misc. other toy lines including some of the 12" Hall of Fame GI Joe figures.  I pretty much quit all that and started 100% into the SW line and that's been my main toy line since then.

But I also have a lot of 12" GI Joe figures and other misc. 12" soldier figures (21st Century, Dragon, bbi) .  I also picked up a few 3.75" Joe figures over the last couple of years before they switched to the DTC line.

Other than an odd figure here and there it's pretty much been Star Wars #1 and 12" GI Joe a very, very distant 2nd. 

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