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Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
« Reply #150 on: January 28, 2004, 07:44 PM »
I don't collect the Simpsons stuff at all, and don't know jack about them...

But, I did receive some big mailer just recently for a giant Christmas in Springfield setup/playset, complete with figures, light-up accessories, and all kinds of stuff.  Not sure on the scale, but I'd guess it's a little smaller than the standard figure line.  Has anyone else gotten this, or is this something new and exciting that I should share some more info on?

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Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
« Reply #151 on: January 30, 2004, 01:11 AM »
I believe your talking about the illuminated collectors village from Hawthorne.

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Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
« Reply #152 on: January 30, 2004, 02:12 AM »
I believe your talking about the illuminated collectors village from Hawthorne.

OK, just pulled the mailer back out, and yep - that'd be the one!  "The Simpsons Christmas Village" by Hawthorne, actually...

OK, apparently this isn't new news, so I won't worry about passing it along to our resident Simpsons fans then.  But if anyone wants more info on it, just LMK!

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Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
« Reply #153 on: January 31, 2004, 12:09 PM »
I have heard the next series of Simpsons figures are starting to ship.
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Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
« Reply #154 on: January 31, 2004, 12:37 PM »
Yeah they've been spotted at EB Games around here, I preorder from Newforce so I don't check,  I think this line is in as much trouble as MOTU though, not many retailers are carrying it anymore :-\

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Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
« Reply #155 on: February 10, 2004, 06:36 PM »
In Indy it looks like Wal-Mart, K-Mart, and Targets are no longer stocking Simpson toys. :(
I guess it is up to Toys-R-Us, EB Games, internet.

I picked up the new wave of figures but have not seen the powerplant with Frank Grimes. So I will pick that up later.
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Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
« Reply #156 on: February 18, 2004, 01:10 PM »
Although I was never able to collect this line, I see (via SimpsonsCollectors.com) that the line might be coming to an end.  This is the news that was posted over there:

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UPDATE: We have confirmation of this news. We will have word from Playmates on the exact details of the last series later this week.

All good things must end. Rumors have been circulating about the future of the WoS line and now a reliable source has given us new information from inside Fox. It appears that Playmates' license with Fox to produce Simpsons merchandise will terminate at the end of this year. This will mean the end of the World of Springfield line and other Simpsons items produced by Playmates. The info we were given says the plan is to have one (or possibly two) more series of WoS and a final THOH set for TRU. Keep in mind that while we are confident in our source, this information has not been officially confirmed by Playmates yet. We will be contacting them with questions soon.
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Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
« Reply #157 on: February 18, 2004, 01:34 PM »
Yeah I read that last night, not surprised, I am surprised that they aren't planning on releasing Series 17 and 18 though, that sorta sucks :(, I am very happy with this line probably top 3 all time in my book (behind Joe and SW) in sheer joy, cool figs, great features, diverse list of figures etc etc etc, not too mention The Simpsons being the best TV show of all time, its a sad day but somewhat satisfying that its over

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Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
« Reply #158 on: February 20, 2004, 11:54 PM »
Yea, doesn't look like we will see series 17. Michael Crawford is trying to get us a few single chipless exclusives like Maude. There is also a chance we will still see THOH 5.  

Overall I have been very happy with this line. When I first started buying these figures I would of never guessed we would get characters like Disco Stu and Manjula.  :)

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Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
« Reply #159 on: March 1, 2004, 10:44 PM »
Wave 16 will be up for preorder soon at Newforce, it will be the last Wave of Simpsons Figures ever :'(

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Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
« Reply #160 on: March 2, 2004, 11:59 AM »
Now up

Last series, little to no retail presence, this is a must preorder :-*

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Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
« Reply #161 on: March 2, 2004, 12:13 PM »
Found the Lunch Room with Frank Grimes today at Toys-R-Us. All Simpsons Enviroments are on sale for $19.98. Not too bad.

Now to wait for the last wave of figures.

I have all the Simpson figures and environments except for the mail-away Radio Active Homer.

It is a shame that the line is now ending. We got a good haul out of it though.
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Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
« Reply #162 on: March 2, 2004, 12:17 PM »
I'm sure having mixed emotions...I opened my Wave 15 stuff on Sunday.  Space Homer might be the best figure in the whole line...plus he comes with Mr Teenie!

But, my dollar can only go so far and I've gone a little psycho with 5 different lines hardcore.  Its time to stop, I'm glad its done.  I have no regrets and am proud of my collection!

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Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
« Reply #163 on: March 8, 2004, 11:47 AM »
I took down all of my playsets yesterday...freed up two shelves worth of stuff and I like how they look now on the spice racks than before mishmashed through the 20 different environments...I'll try and get pics later this week  I left enough room for 11-14 more figures which is there should be:

THOH5
Squishy Bart
Agnes Skinner
Devil Homer
Artie Ziff
Doug
Benjamin
Gary
Stonecutter Lenny
Jebidiah Springfield
Maude Flanders (HOPEFULLY)

The end is near :-\ :) :'(

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Re: Official Simpsons Toys Thread
« Reply #164 on: March 8, 2004, 11:58 AM »
Is there any word on THOH5?  I'm hoping for a return of, yep, you guessed it, Home to the THOH set.  I may relent and get the set of openers for the series 16.  Still needing DS Homey.  
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