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The Vintage Collection / Is the end near?
« on: January 3, 2012, 07:34 PM »
Just because Hasbro recommends a retail price of $9.99 doesn't mean retailers will follow.

Personally I've already pared down my collecting to what I consider to be definitive figures. I stopped the "one of each" habit years ago. $9.99 is more than I've been willing to pay this year but when I see 5" figures from "The Walking Dead" going for $14.99 and 6" figures from Mattel going for almost $20, it's starting to look like a bargain.

That said, isn't the current license agreement supposed to run through 2016? That gets Hasbro to the 3D release of TESB. That could explain the recent push to get new ROTJ figures tooled. They could choose to extend the license for a year or two if they think it's worth it... or not. I know they've claimed in the past that lightsabres are their biggest selling category but I'm willing to bet the action figure line comes in a close second.

Star Wars Universe / Re: Star Wars on Blu-Ray
« on: September 6, 2011, 10:11 PM »
Thor! I can't wait!  ;D

Star Wars Universe / Re: Star Wars on Blu-Ray
« on: August 31, 2011, 07:08 PM »
Why does Lucas insist on bringing the Original Trilogy down to the level of the Prequel Trilogy? If anything the Prequels need more elements of the Originals. If he wanted to replace Naboo Starfighters with Y-wings, I'd be fine with that. Instead I'm expecting to see Jar Jar tucked in a previously vacant corner of the Mon Calamari cruiser, waving like an idiot.

Star Wars Universe / Re: Star Wars on Blu-Ray
« on: August 30, 2011, 09:47 PM »
And apparently Vader now yells "no" at the end of Jedi when The Emperor is cooking Luke.

God damn Lucas and his "repeating operatic themes." I have to wonder what his bull**** excuse for this one is. I'm fairly certain they had the ******* technology back in the 80's to get James Earl Jones to say, "No!"

Shadows of the Dark Side / Re: 2011 TRU Force Unleashed Box Set
« on: August 29, 2011, 09:35 PM »
At least they swapped them with Star Wars figures. No doubt they could have swapped them with Green Lantern, Ben 10 and Power Rangers and the folks at customer service wouldn't have batted an eyelash.

Slightly off topic but has anyone ever opened a vehicle box to discover something totally different inside?

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Savage Oppress Figure / Wave ??
« on: June 14, 2011, 07:46 PM »
He's yellow but not lemon yellow, and not orange orange (tricks are for kids) He's supposed to be more of a canary yellow.

According to the style guide, that yellow is supposed to be Pantone 1225.

Looks a little pale in the pictures.

Discover the Force / Movie Heroes / Re: New Packaging for 2012
« on: February 25, 2011, 08:07 PM »
I've seen quite a bit of panic regarding this packaging replacing the Vintage branding and I'm starting to understand why.

I've been to three different message boards and even though this new look will reportedly have zero impact on the beloved Vintage line, discussions are taking place in the Vintage forums rather than the Clone Wars or Saga Legends forums. It's pretty misleading.

Anyway, for anyone who thinks this packaging is early, it's actually later than usual. The 2010 look was officially revealed on in mid-January. The on-shelf date has typically been late-July/early-August but since LFL is pushing the 3-D release of Episode I, the on-shlef date has been bumped to January 2012. Makes perfect sense.

As for the look, I'm fine with it. Maul was a very overexposed character back in 1999 and 2000 and I certainly had my fill of him then but I can't think of a better character to represent The Phantom Menace.

Collect All 92! / Re: Lobot
« on: January 15, 2011, 11:01 PM »
I really loved Lobot as a kid for some reason...I always thought he was bad ass even though he really didn't do anything in the movie.

Just like Boba Fett. He played a pivotal role but otherwise was a man of mystery.

If Star Trek's communicators inspired the cell phone, I can't wait to see what Lobot's head tech brings us. The Apple iNoggin™?

Star Wars Universe / Re: Star Wars on Blu-Ray
« on: January 6, 2011, 10:29 PM »
I'm reading an awful lot of comments elsewhere concerning the inclusion of the original theatrical cuts. Seems like this is going to be a deal breaker if Lucas doesn't squeeze them in. I'm inclined to agree. I'd sooner have the originals (my favorites) in hi-def, warts and all, than to settle for the edit-du-jour.

Collect All 92! / Re: Cloud Car Pilot
« on: November 23, 2010, 10:51 PM »
This guy was always one of my favorite Vintage figures. I agree that the resculpt seemed unnecessary but I like the variation. I also think that this concept sketch is worth noting as source material. This may be one of the earliest part-EU figures.

The Vintage Collection / Re: 2010 "Vintage" Collection Wave 3 - ROTJ
« on: November 15, 2010, 08:01 AM »


Now I've seen it all.

(I'll be using my beard trimmer.)

Collect All 92! / Re: Dengar
« on: October 23, 2010, 02:36 PM »
I was happy to add this figure to my bounty hunter collection back in the day. Of course this was when you could write your own backstory for the soiled, overweight guy in the trooper armor. (Today he's a fanboy at a convention, but I digress...)

I was one of those folks pretty pleased with the last incarnation and wondered why Hasbro would bother revisiting the figure so soon. Jesse made all the points for me; this is now the definitive version of this character.

Collect All 92! / Re: Bossk
« on: October 13, 2010, 06:46 PM »
"Boss K?" What is that, Pig Latin? That's right up there with "at at" instead of "ay tee ay tee."

I loved my vintage Bossk, too. There were very few alien characters in TESB so he stood out.

Collect All 92! / Re: Yoda
« on: September 25, 2010, 09:03 PM »
Vintage Yoda eats so many Modern Yoda's lunches it's not funny. We definitely need a kind-eyed Yoda in the modern line. I've also wanted a closed-eyes variant for lifting crashed X-wings out of his backyard.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: July 20, 2010, 06:33 PM »
Kmart has had the Y-wing and ARC-170 on clearance for $52. Today I noticed they're offering 50% all clearance toys so I picked up the Y-wing for $26. Not the steal the $4 Snowspeeder was but still much better than the $62.99 MSRP. Patience paid off!

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