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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 2021 HasLab Black Series Rancor
« Last post by Jeff on October 24, 2021, 11:37 PM »
I’m having the same debate with myself over the Haslab Skystriker. I know I probably shouldn’t, but it is tough to resist.

I am not backing the Rancor, but I am 50/50 on backing the Skystriker and I don''t even collect Joe stuff seriously.  I can make room for my all-time favorite 3.75" Joe plane though more easily than the giant 6" scale Rancor.

Does anyone else think it's kind of odd that Hasbro is running these at the same time?  An "army builder" vehicle like the Skystriker, at $100 cheaper than the Rancor, at about the same goal totals?  And then the fact that they revealed the unlocks for GI Joe but are keeping the SW Rancor unlocks a big secret for some reason?  Seems kind of an odd choice.
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The Vintage Collection / Re: 2021 Hasbro Pulse Con Thread
« Last post by LandotheScoundrel on October 24, 2021, 04:49 PM »
I've been swapping out figures with the face update (or in some rare cases, buying them for the first time) and giving my son the original releases, so I'm ok with the updates for the most part. I feel like it's a good move to have main characters available for collectors just starting though, so I'm cool with this. Plus, the face apps on that older Ahsoka were the weakest part of her, so I'm happy with that update.

The RFT pack is excellent. I feel like TVC had the better showing back in September's Livestream, and this time Black Series had more to show.
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The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Legends
« Last post by McMetal on October 24, 2021, 12:00 AM »
I thought it was hugely underwhelming TBH, but the 45+ minutes of interviews did not help at all. I just wanted to see the toys. I literally had no idea what a “Knull” even was lol.

The only thing I was excited to see was the 3.75” Mr Fantastic. Was hoping for news of a What If Wave 2 or Terrax reissue or something interesting like that.
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The Vintage Collection / Re: 2021 TVC 3.75" Troop Builder Sets
« Last post by Jesse James on October 23, 2021, 10:50 PM »
Yeah you can (or could?) get the stormies there too.  I ordered them but so far no rebs.
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The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Legends
« Last post by Brian on October 23, 2021, 09:05 PM »
Another nice showing from the Legends team at PulseCon today, which is saying something considering how much they unveil on a weekly basis throughout the year. Plus they are very enjoyable guys who really seem to enjoy their brand. Cool things include an anniversary line for the beginning of Legends with all new Cap and Iron Man figures (Toad and Hulk are rumored to complete that original wave), retro carded versions of Scarlet Witch and Vision, MCU updates/re-releases of Endgame Cap, Falcon Cap, Winter Soldier, and another retro 4” wave. Plus, coolest of all, X-Men Animated Series figures that come in VHS tale style boxes. Wolverine and Jubilee are the first announced.
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Joe Defender / Re: GI Joe: Classified 6" Figure Line
« Last post by Brian on October 23, 2021, 08:51 PM »
Ok it doesn’t seem like a lot of people here collect these, but a pretty good showing from the Joe team at Pulse Con today. Nice looking Classified reveals (seem to really just be going all in on classic designs, which is great), the return of O-ring figures, and their first Haslab - the Skystriker!

As for reveals:

Storm Shadow (version 1)
Spirit and Freedom
Cobra BAT
Tiger Force Outback
Python Patrol Viper
Python Patrol BAT

Storm Shadow is of course amazing, as is Spirit, but I was surprised by how much I am excited for Outback and Croc Master. They look fantastic.

The O-ring stuff looks cool too, and I’m curious if this will lead to them replacing the other 25th style “retro” figures. I noticed all figures included with the Skystriker are in the old style.
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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 2021 Hasbro Pulse Con Cantina Showdown Box Set
« Last post by Brian on October 23, 2021, 08:33 PM »
I was able to get one as well, but it did sting a little price wise. Cool set though.
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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 2021 HasLab Black Series Rancor
« Last post by Brian on October 23, 2021, 08:31 PM »
I don’t know what to do here really. I’ve basically been all in on OT Black Series stuff, but I just have no idea where I’d put this. Plus that’s a big chunk of money to drop right before Christmas. I’m sure it will look amazing though. I’m having the same debate with myself over the Haslab Skystriker. I know I probably shouldn’t, but it is tough to resist. That is the main reason I passed on the Sentinel and Galactus from Legends. I’m basically all in on that line, but I just don’t have the space for all these big items, and I’ve already gone in on the barge and Razor Crest.
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The Vintage Collection / Re: 2021 Hasbro Pulse Con Thread
« Last post by Brian on October 23, 2021, 08:27 PM »
I was a little underwhelmed with the reveals today… 4 more unwanted photorealistic re-do’s…  another way to do a Din Djarin figure.

The Playset is nice, but the pack-in is boring. 

The Fleet Troopers are great, and it was nice to see Hasbro realize that a few unique head sculpts makes army building troopers without helmets much more interesting.  I hope they dust off all kinds of troops and so this… Endor soldiers, sled techs, Hoth… the sky is the limit.

The most unique new stuff was Black Series.  Mayfeld, Vanth, Fett… that was the best stuff they showed.

I kind of felt the same way. I really like what they showed, but wasn’t necessarily wowed by the TVC offerings. I understand the need to rotate figures out there again, and I am genuinely glad they do that. Plus, the face updates really make big improvements the majority of the time. It would be nice if they balanced the reveals with a little more newness. The play set/backdrop is cool though. I know we will probably see the characters revealed in BS eventually, it is too bad there is always a wait.

That said, I thought the Black Series reveals were great. Just enough newness, and a nice focus on Mando stuff. I would have taken an OT reveal or two, but I’m very excited for Boba and Cobb Vanth.
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The Vintage Collection / Re: 2021 TVC 3.75" Troop Builder Sets
« Last post by GrandMoffNick on October 23, 2021, 06:43 PM »
Pulse and ShopDisney exclusives
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