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The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Legends
« on: April 5, 2023, 09:43 AM »
Yes Steve Evans (from Hasbro, currently in charge of Marvel I believe), did confirm (I saw it on Instagram) that after the Doom/Luke Cage/Spider Woman wave and the Ghost Rider bike set, that the line would be ďrestingĒ. Sounds like it could come back later. For now they are pushing the new kids line, basically the same scale but with more articulation. The Spidey wave is currently on the pegs at our Target. Not bad for $10. I picked up Spidey.

Anyone else get their Indy pushed back after it was moved up? I'm a little worried the next email will be the "canceled" one and you can't pre-order it from Amazon any more.

Yes, mine was moved up to tomorrow, then now moved back to April 9th. Had my hopes up, really looking forward to this figure. Seems like many feel the same way, as it seems Indy is pre sold out a few places but none of the others are. If I were a smarter person Iíd wait it out on the rest because they will likely be discounted by year end. But my love of the Indy franchise probably wonít allow me to wait  ;)

The Vintage Collection / Re: 2023 TVC Wave 5? (New TVC Wave 31)
« on: March 25, 2023, 06:32 PM »
That Cad Bane really looks great. Already preordered, and looking forward to it, but man those prices keep creeping. I know it has been talked to death but it really is getting to a point of how much is too much. It seems like there have been a number of discussions on here over the years where we would say ďif it hits this price, Iím outĒ but we just kind of keep re-adjusting. I know I have become much, much more selectiveÖand army building is kind of going away. Especially at $17 individual figures. Starting to wonder how much more of that the TVC line can take.

Well of the Souls / Re: Hasbro 2023 Indiana Jones Retro Collection
« on: March 25, 2023, 06:27 PM »
I was able to pick up the retro figures at Target last week as well. Those cards are sure neat to see. I kind of missed this line as a kid, and to be honest I donít know that I was even aware of it because I know I would have wanted at least the Indy. Our store had some of the kiddo stuff too, the whip, and one of the 12Ē Indy figures. No sign of the Adventure Series, although Amazon claims my Indy is on the way Monday.

Other Collectibles / Re: Star Wars Posters
« on: March 23, 2023, 03:06 PM »
Definitely not talking to yourself, lurking about here as well. I used to try to keep complete on all the ďmainĒ posters, but as I ran out of room to display them (and I know Iím not going to rotate my OT posters out), I kind of let them fall by the wayside. That said, I had been wanting to get a Mando poster and saw this one was going up this week, so logged in to find I had enough points to snag it so I did. Looking forward to putting a new Star Wars poster up on the wall.

Well of the Souls / Re: Hasbro 2023 Indiana Jones Retro Collection
« on: February 22, 2023, 01:42 PM »
I am so excited for these. Always wanted Indy toys as a kid (subbed in Han many a time), but I donít know that I was even aware of them in small town USA. Iím all in for these, and it is exciting to see new figures/characters added in.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Modern Masters of the Universe
« on: January 8, 2023, 05:33 PM »
Is anyone here collecting Masters stuff anymore? I honestly got pretty much all in on the Origins stuff, and feel like Iím getting pretty complete to what I want there. There are a handful of figures they havenít gotten to yet that I would probably pick up, and Iíd like to see them do more of the vintage vehicles (like Dragon Walker and Attack Trax), but if not Iím good.

I toyed with the idea if going in on Masterverse, but then decided to only grab one if they catch my eye. Iím trying so hard to cut back, and it is like ďhow many different He-Man lines do I need to collect when it isnít even my Ďmainí line?Ē Just today I saw the Two Bad was available at Target and I rushed to order it until I asked myself if I really needed to spend $30 for something that is likely headed to a tote. Trying to be better about that in the new year.

Other Toy Lines / Re: 2020: What Are You Collecting?
« on: January 8, 2023, 04:24 PM »
Feel like you should add a Stormtrooper to that list though 😉

Yeah... a Stormtrooper to stand by Vader would be nice... actually two so one can stand on each side.  And maybe Tarkin to go with Vader, the Stormies and Leia for a little ANH DS scene...   

See how easy it all starts to go downhill?  I better just skip that Stormtrooper for now...  #slipperyslope #staystrong

Too true. Fair enough, admire your strength and look forward to seeing the set up.

Other Toy Lines / Re: 2020: What Are You Collecting?
« on: January 7, 2023, 11:04 AM »

TBS 6" - No longer buying or collecting these.  In the near future, I'll be selling most of the 6" stuff I have (mainly Han Solo figures and some other main characters).  I am only keeping 8 figures from ANH - Vader, Leia, R2-D2, C-3PO, Ben with Holo-Leia table, Luke with Landspeeder, Smuggler Han, and Chewie.

PS - love this plan. One display of the main OT players and done. Wish I was as smart as you and had that discipline. Iím trying to be better. Feel like you should add a Stormtrooper to that list though 😉

Other Toy Lines / Re: 2022: What Are You Collecting?
« on: January 7, 2023, 10:58 AM »
As Iíve said the past 5 years or more, hopefully buying less this year. I sold off a ton of stuff last year, but was surprised how much crap stuff I still have. Just collect too many things. Iíve really tried to consider each purchase and whether or not Iíll actually display it or if it is just going in a tote. Still the same main two for me (plus one bonus):

Star Wars - similar to others, basically all in on anything new (or significantly improved) from TVC. Still my favorite Star Wars. Vehicles/playsets as well, particularly if it is OT or Mando related (although I am finding it is tough for me to display those). I took a similar stance as others with Black Series. Sold off half and have become very selective going forward. OT and select other ones that catch my eye. Just a little fatigue setting in there personally, although I do still like much of what they are putting out.

Marvel Legends - Definitely what Iíve gotten the most of the past few years. I really like what they do in this line, and have a lot of fun collecting it. That being said, they put out a lot and I should really tone this down a bit. I just donít have the space. Great stuff though, really like when they get classic comic booky with the vibrant colors and looks I remember from growing up.

GI Joe Classified - Honestly this line is kind of killing it, particularly last year. Rarely a stinker, and they took a lot of the feedback from the first couple waves and went with more an ďclassic but updatedĒ aesthetic. It really works. Slower pace than other lines, which is nice.

Iíll also be in on Indy, so weíll see how much we get. Everything else has wound down, Iíve finished what I want, or Iím dropping and/or waiting for sales. Pretty much done with Transformers unless something astounding comes along, feel pretty good about MOTU Origins and theyíve covered most of what I wantÖmaybe the odd figure here or there. Super 7 is kind of pricing me out. Pretty much gave up on reaction because of price and sold much of what I had. I had been complete with TMNT Ultimates, but that has stopped and now Iím being patient with any others I want. Iíd like to finish the core Thundercats team, and it is wait and see with any other of their licensees. Like the figures, but out of my budget. Couple other odds and ends like the NECA Alf figure. Things would be so much easier if I only collected one of these lines, Iím a dummy. 🙂

Figure looks cool. I think they mentioned in one of their livestreams that the figure unlocks would basically be characters that they couldnít do at retailÖ.and both of these track as far as that goes. Iíve seen a lot of comments online of the ďoh theyíre getting desperate, thatís why the unlock goal is lower for thisĒ, and itís like of course, they want this to succeed. Plus, if you are someone that is backing it, bonus, itís a little easier to get extra stuff. If they didnít change anything and put Goblin Queen at 14,000 or higher, everyone would complain ďwhy even show this, theyíll never get thereĒ, or ďwhy didnít they adjust, to help this succeed?Ē Personally I think it is a good decision to not just stand pat and try to boost things. Thatís what the Star Wars team did with the Rancor and look how that turned out.

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Legends
« on: October 3, 2022, 03:42 PM »
Any info on the new retro figures?  I have seen something about the presentation crashing, but have seen Doctor Doom and Ghostrider with motorcycle.  Surprisingly nothing really showing up with google searches on either one and definitely nothing about preorders.

Iím pretty sure Doom and the Ghost Rider set were the only things shown, and both look pretty great.

As for Legends overall, I thought it was another good showing for the Marvel team at Pulse Con. Lots of focus coming for the X-Men in the coming year (60th coming up), which is pretty rad. Looks like the VHS line is adding Cyclops, then switching to Spider-Man next year which is great to me. Also some long requested things in there like Molecule Man, so good stuff on the way! Iíve mentioned it before, but between the number of releases and excitement pumped into the line, Legends is probably my number one line these days. Lots of new stuff pretty regularly, and hopefully it is easy to get ahold of.

Joe Defender / Re: GI Joe: Classified 6" Figure Line
« on: October 1, 2022, 07:00 PM »
Doesnít look like anyone else is really visiting this thread, but I thought the Joe team had a nice showing today. I appreciate the variety of characters on the way, and they all look pretty great. Up for preorder today:

Serpentor with chariot (exclusive)
Cover Girl
Crimson BAT
Barbecue (Marauders)

And then on the way further down the road:

Rock N Roll

Well of the Souls / Re: Hasbro 2023 Indiana Jones Line Announced
« on: October 1, 2022, 06:56 PM »
This is what I was most excited for today, and I wasnít disappointed. A regular TVC style 3 3/4Ē line would have been nice, but it isnít surprising. I only have a vintage Indy, with no whip, so I am allll in for the retro line. The Adventure Series looks fantastic, canít wait. I honestly always just hoped we would get a very nice 6Ē Indy, so getting any other characters is just gravy. As was mentioned though, Iím really going to have to look at where my collecting funds will go in the coming year. Prices climbing, more collector focused stuff than ever, hard choices have to be made.

The Vintage Collection / Re: 2023 TVC Endor Bunker Playset
« on: October 1, 2022, 06:51 PM »
Iím happy for anything new TVC, especially OT related. Too bad we couldnít get a bit of a preview though. Was hoping for an Ewok village playset, even if HasLab, but that would probably be quite pricey.

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