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Other Toy Lines / Re: Modern Masters of the Universe
« Last post by Brian on July 23, 2016, 02:56 PM »
I haven't had a chance to read all the details yet, but it sounds like MattyCollector is getting shut down at the end of the year, with the MOTU figures shifting to Super7. The Thundercats line appears to be cancelled, although the four or so planned out for 2016 will come out. Big changes in store for those lines. Honestly I haven't bought any He-Man figures recently, and was pretty happy with my collection. I sort of wanted the Filmation He-Man, but missed out so I just moved on.
Rogue One / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2016
« Last post by Brian on July 23, 2016, 02:51 PM »
After the small drips we've had at conventions the past few years, I thought Comic Con was surprisingly eventful. I loved the 6" figures shown, between Lando (!), the Royal Guard, and a Tusken, that covers a lot of my top wants for this line. Plus, I love seeing that Hera is getting made (and hopefully the rest of the crew), as well as Qui-Gon. All of them look pretty great, and I'll likely get them all.

Not a ton of 3 3/4" shown, as usual, but still some goodness with the Rogue One and Rebels stuff. It would be nice if we came to more of a middle ground on articulation, but I think this is just the future of the line at this point. Honestly, if the Black Series exclusives were easier to find, I wouldn't even mind a small number of SA collector figures each year, and continuing the main line as it is. Ditching the deluxe/armor up/whatever line and replacing it with the Black Series across all retailers would be even better.  I agree that the AT-ACT toy looks like a lot of fun. When I showed that to my daughter, she thought it was great and it **** to the top of the achristmas list. Plus, we've got the very well made big AT-AT from a few years back, and that's great.  I'm perfectly fine with this new era of Star Wars offering fun toys for the new generation, just like we had with the vintage line.

Would have been nice to see a bit more from Rogue One (the ultra secrecy with each new movie is going to get old quick), and it really doesn't seem like we will see much OT (or PT/CW) in the basic line anymore which is disappointing. That said, probably the best showing at a Con/Fair in quite some time.
Other Toy Lines / Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
« Last post by Nicklab on July 23, 2016, 12:42 AM »
OMG!  That APC is just amazing.
The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: EE Exclusive: Astromech 6 Pack
« Last post by JediJman on July 22, 2016, 11:26 PM »
I think what's hard to swallow here is that the TRU 3 pack of 6 inch Astromechs is only $55.  That's at least $5-10 cheaper than what you'd pay for a single 6 inch figure.  EE comes along with similarly obscure Astromechs in a 6 pack, either priced at the max of the 3&3/4" line or at a significant mark up over the basic $8 figures depending on how you look at it.  Comparing the two offerings, it sure feels like the TRU set is a deal and the EE set is a bit of a rip off.
I'm actually really excited for a Jaina figure.  While there is no doubt in my mind that the late surge of votes was tampering, she was the one figure that seemed to get the most votes in the comments throughout the week.  I think there is a lot of legitimate love for that character and I like that she came out on top, even though I'd rather be looking forward to Darth Talon. 

That said, I'm beyond frustrated at the tampering in the "Fan voting."  There's no point in having a poll where I get a vote or two, if someone else with some hacking ability can account for thousands.  Like Dave said, it wouldn't be that hard to put some controls in place to prevent this or even correct it after the fact.  The Jaina surge in one day seems almost impossible, and I'm convinced the Starkiller surge the prior two days wasn't legit either.  Heck, the initial jump ahead for Talon was probably tampering too if its that easy.  I'd rather Hasbro just took the site votes and said, "Jaina got the most site votes, so we're making her."  This charade of letting the fans vote just leaves a sour note on the whole thing, no matter who they pick.
Yeah, OT fans have to be happy here and make the Jaina pick, for whatever reason she made it, not matter that much.  Still a lot of OT goodness coming.
Rogue One / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2016
« Last post by Jesse James on July 22, 2016, 10:02 PM »
The AT-ACT is definitely an interesting toy...  Much more "fun" to my eye than the Falcon was last year.  I think this is a great idea though.  Having it actually walk, interactive with a smart phone...  These are definitely good ideas.

It's smaller than the BAT-AT was, so there's bound to be some pissed folks, and NERF or nothing will piss of some people.  It's a toy though, meant to be a toy, and played with, and I'm just shocked they didn't incorporate NERF stuff earlier to be honest.  It's a huge toy line for them.

I agree on SDCC this year Darby, that it was a generally better one than last year.  They touched on SA 3.75" which they basically wouldn't last year.  They touched on being aware of distribution issues...  That's all you can hope for at a thing like this.

Where they end up with that, who knows, but they have a nice smattering of "everything" and at least they DID touch on 3.75" SA too, so you got a little for everyone there.

Again, the big reveal was clearly (for them anyway) the AT-ACT, but the online community probably poo poo'd it some.  To me it's a cool toy idea.  Once I see one in action, if it works well I may actually pick that up.  A walking AT-AT is cool no matter what.
Other Toy Lines / Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
« Last post by Jesse James on July 22, 2016, 09:57 PM »
This isn't Neca, this is Hiya, so 4" scale not 7" or whatever goofy scale Neca does...  They're like not quite 6" I've heard.  Cool looking.

This is much more up my alley.  And I mix it with Star Wars...  The Aliens are always running around kickin stormtrooper ass.
Other Toy Lines / Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
« Last post by Darby on July 22, 2016, 09:47 PM »
Holy ****.

I love the NECA Aliens stuff. I'd buy all of it but I've limited myself to SW. Amazing though.
Rogue One / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2016
« Last post by Darby on July 22, 2016, 09:43 PM »
Love the new 6 inch reveals. Glad to see Lando, Hera, Tusken Raider and the Royal Guard. Gives me hope we will see the Jawas eventually and probably the Gamorrean Guard. For a minute there I was thinking probably not.

I like the AT-ACT, would like to see it up close and personal. I think the app feature is a brilliant idea. This kind of interactivity is really where toys in general need to be to compete with iPads, video games, etc.

I like the figs shown. Love the troopers. SA versions will certainly come through Wally World though I actually have more 5 POA TFA troops than the SA mostly on account of bad paint apps and availability. Hopefully that gets better. Was hoping for more RO reveals today but you know this is way better than last year and I kind of like surprises anyways.
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