I've been lax on the news here, I know...
Not a ton going on, though my area did finally see what I estimate to have been ONE case of the FW-190 and Spits... Got neither, though I'd like the FockeWulf.
Onto better news, for me anyway, I found Steel Shermans and Tigers (well, one Tiger) on clearance at a WM I frequent that does probably the most volume of business in Pittsburgh. I got the Tiger I saw (regular grey) and 1 Sherman leaving another that was broken I believe behind.
The Tiger, ironically, was only there maybe 4 or 5 months... These didn't come out till Fall I thought. Only one left and they clearanced it... Seems silly. The Shermans dwindled as well.
Also next to them were the little troop carriers (M113 or whatever?) with those horrid figures. They all are the green ones, and they're clearanced for a great $39.96, haha. Isn't that retail on them? I dunno...
$15 Tiger though... That's a wet dream as far as I'm concerned. I don't care now that I didn't get a winter one. I'll paint htis one up or my plastic version.
The Steel Tiger's a thing of beauty.... Love it!
Beyond that then, not much new here... I'd love the BBI Mustang and Sherman but I keep hoping to see them at TRU, kinda like the jets... I want a jet, but I don't wanna pay for it to ship here to my house.
I'm not sure what else is new... I know our man in the field at Toy Fair's (Jokabofe/Dave) is gonna try getting some info from BBI and 21st's booths as well as Dusty Trail's booth, but don't expect a ton of info since it's not Dave's specialty and I can't expect him to be too bothered with it. I'm tryin' for us guys!
Oh, and one big news bit...
The Marines have been up for pre-order a couple weeks now, but word on the Japanese is still sketchy and conflicting... The marines are due to hit though, which is good.
I hate half those headsculpts at least though. The figures look like works of art next to the sad sacks 21st had in the M113 box though. WTF was that all about?