Sounds like COmic-Con was only good if you're into planes...
21st showed a Zero which they'd previously denied would happen till just now. Everyone congratulated them on a "great surprise", but to me this asinine stealth **** between 21st and BBI has become retarded.
Speaking of BBI, they had little to no presence at the show... Not that I didn't expect just that out of them. BBI has about as much customer interaction/quality as most big box retailers.
Sounds like Hasbro! You'd think they were a bigger company the wayt hey basically shun their fans on information.
21st showed the Japanese infantry, and sold them in limited edition boxes I guess (and for cheap I hear), but the Jap infantry are also hitting Wal-Mart shelves! That's good news, unfortunately my local Wal-Mart stores haven't put JACK and **** out for 21st stuff in a long time, and I just passed Jack on his way out of town.
Supposedly the Jap infantry and Camo-deco marines are due out to WM stores though, as is the camo Sherman ("COED") among other stuff... I guess the stuff that is shipping (a Dodge truck, Command Car, hannomag, halftrack, Sherman, Bulldog, etc.) has new figures in it... Or repainted stuff.
Like para's with new paintjobs and whatnot. That's cool, but finding the stuff's been a pain.
Word from what WAS there of BBI, was that the paratroopers they showed recently WILL NOT have removable chutes/life vests as was feared. That sucks bigtime. The figures are basically useless unless you have them to throw in the air and watch 'em fall.
Great extra accessories, nice headsculpts, terrible figure choice on the "gear" though. The accessories though, magnificent.
Anyway, 21st also showed a master for the Avenger... Ig uess it's huge, and it's one of the few planes I may get. They showed their Mustang too I guess, complete w/opening gun-bay details I guess... This means squat to me personally. I want a Mustang but I hear the BBI one (with a better figure) is equal to the 21st one or better short of the gunbay detail. So in that case, give me the "Killer" BBI Mustang with the pilot that has all that kick ass gear.
Gotta get a BBI Sherman still too. That thing is sweet.