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Re: Official 1:18 Military Toys Thread (21st, BBI, FOV, etc)
« Reply #705 on: August 4, 2011, 06:47 PM »
New Power Team Elite toys at Big Lots...

A few new deluxe 3-packs of figures that include larger accessories like a rubber navy seal boat and stuff.  One of them has some Rangers, and the one ranger comes with a small RC Drone for recon on the enemy.  Pretty slick little accessory.  Pretty darn accurate too.

I'm hearing tan towers too this year, and Chinese vehicles, but I saw no towers at my store.
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Re: Official 1:18 Military Toys Thread (21st, BBI, FOV, etc)
« Reply #706 on: August 8, 2011, 03:15 PM »
Did anybody else see the C-130?  It is undersized (obviously) but a transport plane just the same. 

It is over on Hisstank.com but I dont know if it was linked from somewhere else.

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Re: Official 1:18 Military Toys Thread (21st, BBI, FOV, etc)
« Reply #707 on: August 8, 2011, 08:11 PM »
I saw that last night. It's kind of cool but would need quite a bit of work, I think.  The cockpit doesn't have windows and the cargo door in the back would only fit really small vehicles.  It would be a good troop transport, maybe turn it into a gunship or AWACS style flying tech control center.

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Re: Official 1:18 Military Toys Thread (21st, BBI, FOV, etc)
« Reply #708 on: August 8, 2011, 08:36 PM »
I missed this...  It's PTE?  Or some other company?  Not at Big Lots from all the reports I've read.
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Re: Official 1:18 Military Toys Thread (21st, BBI, FOV, etc)
« Reply #709 on: August 8, 2011, 09:41 PM »
Jesse, it is from whatever cheapo military line they sell at TRU.
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Re: Official 1:18 Military Toys Thread (21st, BBI, FOV, etc)
« Reply #710 on: August 8, 2011, 10:15 PM »
True Heroes I believe is the name.

Their western stuff makes me even more sad that the Dusty Trails Toys Western Line never saw the light of day.

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Re: Official 1:18 Military Toys Thread (21st, BBI, FOV, etc)
« Reply #711 on: August 9, 2011, 09:49 PM »
Hmm, may have to check it out...

At one time 21st was going to do a B-25...  I still sit and dream about that.  1:18 scale WW2 Bomber?  That thing would've been insane.
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Re: Official 1:18 Military Toys Thread (21st, BBI, FOV, etc)
« Reply #712 on: August 10, 2011, 04:51 AM »
I will probably pick one of these up if I see it. Pretty ambitious for for a toy. I really like the True Heroes Apache. Makes a nice Dragonfly.
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Re: Official 1:18 Military Toys Thread (21st, BBI, FOV, etc)
« Reply #713 on: August 16, 2011, 10:38 PM »
All Go (formerly 21st Cent. Toys) supposedly is "back" now.  When I see new product in people's hands, I'll believe it.  At this point though, I don't think they have much of a future.  Especially if they don't think a big retailer partnership is a viable option anymore...  They're doomed IMO.

Then again I also think 1:18 figures should be the anchor, and let the vehicles be the accessories...  Not just make a plane here and there, never any figures, and avoid armor.
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Re: Official 1:18 Military Toys Thread (21st, BBI, FOV, etc)
« Reply #714 on: August 17, 2011, 01:44 PM »
Anything new?  Or just re-re-re-releases of the same old stuff?

Have they figured out the Paint apps for figures yet?

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Re: Official 1:18 Military Toys Thread (21st, BBI, FOV, etc)
« Reply #715 on: August 17, 2011, 05:02 PM »
They seem to just be putting out some 1:32, so far.  I'll believe it when I see it, more or less.  Figures seem non-existant to them.  They just focus on the big stuff, not seemingly realizing you can make more by selling figures in bulk than you can by selling a few big assed $60 or $70 or $80 items.
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« Reply #716 on: September 3, 2011, 07:57 PM »
I picked this up at TRU today, and snaped a few shots. It's underscale for sure, but makes for a fun toy. The Pilot is a custom using the C-130's pilot's head on a BBI body. Chap Mei has made some great head sculpts recently.

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Re: Official 1:18 Military Toys Thread (21st, BBI, FOV, etc)
« Reply #717 on: September 5, 2011, 06:25 PM »
Pretty cool Fritz.  What's the price on it?  I was considering getting one to custom into a SW vehicle of some sort, but wasn't sure on where to go with it...  If it's cheap enough the interior alone could be worth the price.
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Re: Official 1:18 Military Toys Thread (21st, BBI, FOV, etc)
« Reply #718 on: September 6, 2011, 12:55 PM »
Pretty cool Fritz.  What's the price on it?  I was considering getting one to custom into a SW vehicle of some sort, but wasn't sure on where to go with it...  If it's cheap enough the interior alone could be worth the price.

I spotted the same plane at a TRU Express store at the local mall, and it was $43. I didn't realize the interior was somewhat furnished.. cool stuff!

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Re: Official 1:18 Military Toys Thread (21st, BBI, FOV, etc)
« Reply #719 on: September 6, 2011, 02:20 PM »
Little steep for me on the price, but it is a nice interior.  Those seats would work great for some SW stuff.
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