Author Topic: Official 1:18 Military Toys Thread (21st, BBI, FOV, etc)  (Read 108432 times)

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Re: The Official 21st Century Toys Thread
« Reply #165 on: October 30, 2004, 04:29 PM »
around here it's slim pickings. 

Few planes remain at all.  The odd P-40 here and there, and that's it for planes.  Winter Shermans are in abundance, and the grey Tiger's out and about.

Beyond that, I really see nothing of interest.  I'd looked for a winter Tiger...  I've even heard people find them on sale already which I'd kill for one for cheap (I have a grey plastic original version, but would love a steel winter white one). 

The FW I'd buy if I found it, especially if it was cheap, but I haven't seen one up here.

With shipping, big items like those can be costly to get from out of state...  if you guys find the Winter Tiger or FW on sale, let me know.  I should talk to Justin at some point soon...  If I can get to FFURG chat some time anyway.

Are you finding them full price or cheaper generally?
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Re: The Official 21st Century Toys Thread
« Reply #166 on: October 30, 2004, 04:35 PM »
They are full price but I wouldn't mind a winter Sherman because the one he got me for Christmas (the original one) is missing a bunch of parts. But yeah I wouldn't mind making a trade. And do they have any RAF P-40's up there?
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Re: The Official 21st Century Toys Thread
« Reply #167 on: October 31, 2004, 03:19 AM »
Can't say I'm wanting to do a trade right now.  Too expensive...  I'm biding my time on all these.
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Re: The Official 21st Century Toys Thread
« Reply #168 on: November 2, 2004, 04:07 AM »
By all means, drool...

Before your eyes, witness the raising of the bar in 1:18 aircraft, as BBI sets benchmarks that every company must now live up to.

Hasbro, take notes, because your vehicles suck the sweat from a dead man in comparison to this thing of beauty.

By the way, Hasbro's pack-ins now officially wreak of "cheap" when compared to this plane's figure which not only sports super articulation, but removable officer's cap, leather flying cap, goggles, and oxygen mask.

Hasbro gives us what?  An underscaled , rehashed Y-Wing with cheaply kitbashed figure for $30 when BBI gives us this to-scale, brand-new sculpt, intricately detailed/sculpted, intricated decoed, licensed (for the noseart/designation), amazingly accurate plane with tons of separate and moving/functioning parts, as well as a pilot pack-in with tons of accessories and articulation.  And they give us that for $15 - $20 more.

Feeling ripped off by the "Big H" yet? 



That...

Is...

Incredible.
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Re: The Official 21st Century Toys Thread
« Reply #169 on: November 3, 2004, 07:37 AM »
Wait a minute, John Madden won't fly on commerical planes instead opting to drive around the country on the Outback bus, but he can fly multi million fighter jets?

Seriously, pretty cool stuff.  I've admired these at my trips to TRU.  Definitely a lot for your buck.
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Re: The Official 21st Century Toys Thread
« Reply #170 on: November 17, 2004, 03:09 AM »
Word on the street is that the BBI Shermans have shipped and are arriving.

Good news to me, I just hope the figures are a short distance behind.

WW2's sorely missing mucho figures at this point.  BBI could be
the 1:18 salvation.  Even if they have to market enemies online
only at this point.

If they did, I'd be all over some enemy modern, enemy WW2, enemy
Nam, etc....  Any non-PC Enemy from any era actually.  It would open
up the door for some of the enemies that weren't even touchable
before the pressure to drop all German product on TRU.  Stuff like
Waffen SS, honor guards, or even specific characters like a
Rommell figure.  Be a nice compliment to 21st's Patton figures.
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Re: The Official 21st Century Toys Thread
« Reply #171 on: November 17, 2004, 07:12 AM »
Got the BBi F-18 saturday, and this plane rules. Not only is it huge, it's very fun to play with. AT-ATs, Republic Gunships, and Imperial Shuttles all pale in comparison to the size of this thing.
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Re: The Official 21st Century Toys Thread
« Reply #172 on: November 18, 2004, 12:29 AM »
Nice man...

The jets are friggin' HUGE I hear.  Definitely a put down to anything Hasbro
has offered up IMO.  Giant, and definitely worth their price.  Most I've seen them
ring up around is $80 or so, and that's online.  I hear they're cheaper
at TRU stores.

Not that I've seen one at a TRU, but I digress.
 
I'd like to nab one...  Something in a general paintjob...  Nothing special
like the blue angels or the fictional black jet I hear is shipping.

I only want one jet though.  I can't go overboard on those.  I can't afford the $
or space for all the WW2 planes I've got, much less modern stuff which dwarfs
the old planes.  :)
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Re: The Official 21st Century Toys Thread
« Reply #173 on: November 18, 2004, 02:59 PM »
I don't know if it's a 21st Century Toy, but I was at Wal*Mart last night, and there was a floor display with this MASSIVE fully working acurate RC Tank. And when I say massive, this isn't your little RC car. This was...I'd say as tall as a standard computer tower, and as long as a smaller bycicle.

I'm thinking about asking for one for Christmas. 189.99 I think it was.

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Re: The Official 21st Century Toys Thread
« Reply #174 on: November 18, 2004, 04:17 PM »
Yeah that's 21st Century, under the Motorworks logo.

JJ, I got the plane at TRU, and there were about 6 left so if SC got em...well then PA got beat by a state where the average IQ is 90.  :-X
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Re: The Official 21st Century Toys Thread
« Reply #175 on: November 18, 2004, 05:02 PM »
9 chances out of 10 the NE is always last to get anything.  I think it's all the pot
hole filled roads myself.  Truckers don't wanna come up.

The tank you speak of Famine is the 1:6 scale Stuart tank.

It's made for the 12" action figures by 21st...  I'd like one myself.

21st had a little video of it set to music on their site, and the thing is
really incredible.  Going up steep hills, turret moving.  Looked like a blast.
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Re: The Official 21st Century Toys Thread
« Reply #176 on: December 5, 2004, 09:30 PM »
Power Team Elite has some things available on KBToys.com of interest.

Includes a look-out tower, their command base, and their littlebird.  Not sure if anyone's into these.  They're nice items.

Little talk going on in the genre otherwise right now which is sorta sucky.  Things were rumored, and right now nothing.  I'm hoping 21st comes through with what they are claiming but you'd think X-Mas would be a time to push some.
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Re: The Official 21st Century Toys Thread
« Reply #177 on: December 15, 2004, 12:51 AM »
Power Team Elite's got some weird stuff hitting overseas right now...

Firemen (seems like removable head gear too), "adventurers" like kayakers, mountain climbers, divers, arctic explorers and other junk...

Kinda neat really.  Their playsets are out too I guess.

Pretty good stuff overall...  PTE's some notches below 21st or BBI, but their accessories generally are "neat" for the most part and they're uber cheap too.

Can't argue with that.
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Re: The Official 21st Century Toys Thread
« Reply #178 on: December 15, 2004, 07:12 PM »
I found the M113A2 at Wal Mart today...their new figures are a little "wonky"...I'll take a picture and post it (if somebody will tell me how)

As soon as I break that thing out of the box, we are going to see if the external tanks will come off (along with some other externals) and it is going to be a 3/4 Cav ACAV in Cu Chi 1968...

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Re: The Official 21st Century Toys Thread
« Reply #179 on: December 15, 2004, 08:15 PM »
Oh hell dude, I saw that at Wal-Mart last night too Paul and it's a great little piece of armor but HORRIBLE pack-ins (though you do get 2).

Worst figures that company has ever done, and that's saying a lot since their modern figures sucked pretty bad too. 

21st addressed the figures in that actually, not too long ago, and they've said they're going to be changing how they do figures...  That those are indeed an embarassement.  They said to look for good things in the future.

That's fine, but what about now?  They should offer replacements for those knock-off looking POS's...  i'd say they changed production facilities and got the shaft when they did so.   ::)
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