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Other Toy Lines / 4" Predator Toys - by Hiya Toys
« on: June 14, 2017, 09:53 PM »
Hiya Toys put out their two new Predator figures and BBTS has them for pre-order.

Pre-ordered the Shadow Predator. Looks like I snoozed and  missed out on the City Predator and Pvt Redding so I'll have to go to EE for them. I put those off because I invested some more cash in Maruader Valkyries figures first.


Joe Defender / GI Joe Convention 2014
« on: April 8, 2014, 10:49 AM »
Anyone from JD going to the Con this year?  I'm not going to be there and didn't buy either of the sets.  I don't care for the Zombie stuff and didn't feel the value was there on the 12" set for what's included. 

Without Hasbro attending the Con, it's not looking like we'll get any new reveals or see any samples of the 50th stuff coming to TRU later this year.  While there may be some good, informative panels, I think the most I could hope for at this point info on the FSS 3.0, if the Club is doing one.  Maybe hear some plans for their future 12" product since they basically cleaned out the store with that latest sale they had.


Conventions / Baltimore Comic Con
« on: August 1, 2013, 12:57 AM »
Didn't see a thread for this.

I'm going this year for the first time and was wondering if anyone else would be there?  Joe Kersavage, couple you guys probably know him, has been going for the last couple of years and loves it.


Joe Defender / G.I. Joe Convention 2012
« on: April 6, 2012, 10:05 AM »
It's been rough going over at the Joe Club for the last couple of months, but they updated the Convention page yesterday with the first teaser of this year's 3.75" set and it's going to be the October Guard!  Or, some part of the Guard, anyway.

I'm really psyched for this.  It's one of the teams I wanted to see in the modern style so I'm interested to see how the Club pulls it off. 

I'm seriously thinking about ordering a set this year depending on how the figures look and what characters are included.  I'm also interested in seeing the 12" set again because that's going to be another Adventure Team release.


Club announced another subscription figure today, Dice.

We now have Quarrel, Nano BAT, Topside and Dice.  I'm guessing Slice will probably be one of the figs also.


Other Toy Lines / Crysis 2
« on: January 4, 2011, 11:54 AM »
I hadn't heard about this line of figures till Generals Joes posted a story about them.  The figs were found at Target, generally stocked next to the Halo figures.  Price should be about $8 but it seems that some people found them before they were in the computer and got them cheaper.

They're about 4" figures with decent articulation and weapons.  The aliens/mechs look like some good bad guy types and the C.E.L.L. figure seems to be the winner for the human characters.

Not familiar with the game they're based on, but these could make some cool additions to several lines and I'm sure some customizers will have a field day with them. 

Anyone here pick any of these up yet or think they will when found?


Joe Defender / G.I. Joe/Action Man: Modern 12"
« on: March 19, 2010, 02:27 AM »
I know the 3.75" lines are generally more popular on the forums and other Joe fan sites, but I'm as big a fan of the 12" figures as I am of the ARAH lines.

Anyone here collect only 12" or have more of a focus on that scale? 

There were some decent releases over the last couple of years but they were all based on ARAH characters and I didn't pick up any of them.  I did pick up a few sets from the 40th Anniversary Action Man set.  I'm actually waiting on two orders to come in right now, one from the UK and one from Cotswold for what will probably be my final order.

I also ordered the 12" Escape from Spy Island convention set this year and so far the photos of it look like it'll be a fun set.


Joe Defender / GI Joe Convention
« on: March 5, 2010, 08:13 PM »
Anyone here going to the GI Joe con in Rhode Island this year?  I'm going!  It'll be the first one I've been able to attend.

When I lived in York, PA I thought I was going to have the chance to go when it was in DC in 1999, but the weekend landed on August 1st and my job wouldn't let me off that weekend since it was our monthly billing cycle.

Anyway, sent in my registration yesterday and booked a room.  I'm getting the 12" Return to Spy Island set but this was the second time I was tempted to get the 3.75"  set (the other being the 2008 set).

I'm psyched because it's close, but the final thing that sold me was the Hasbro tour that's being offered on Friday which, hopefully, I didn't wait too long to register for.  They're doing 500 people for the tour but 100 of those will get in by lottery, according to the website, while the others are on a first come basis.


Joe Defender / Adventure Team - 3.75"
« on: March 5, 2010, 08:04 PM »
Have you guys seen the card art for the new 3.75" Adventure Team figures over on the Club's site

Very excited over this.  The art looks great, I'm just excited to see the figures.  They're going to each be sold with a vehicle, which I don't care for, but I think I'll be getting these anyway.


Other Toy Lines /
« on: October 27, 2009, 04:34 PM »
I got an email today for the launch of this new website, and was wondering if anyone else got the email as well?  Here's the email:


Last week a new Website / Web Application launched for Action Figure enthusiasts. is unlike any other Action Figure Website, and you are one of the first 1,000 people in the world to hear about it.

  * A database (we call it our Universe) of more than 30,000 action figures, with more added every day.
  * More than 40,000 amazing hi-resolution photos that you can view in our one-of-a-kind 360 degree viewer.
  * Simple "Got It" "Want It" buttons for managing your collection online. No more generic databases.
  * The entire Universe is WIKI editable, so the information, action figures, and photos get better every day.
  * Customizable inventory and Want List reports.

And the best news is that you can get started for free. Browse over 30,000 Action Figures and high-resolution photos at no cost. Sign up as a Registered Guest (also no cost) and you can start managing your collection online. The best option is to take advantage of our Inaugural Membership offer where you can take advantage of the full feature set of the application. For less than a magazine subscription you get 24/7 access to the world's largest action figure database and can help make it even better with your knowledge and expertise.

Here is where we are today:
Current Universe Totals
   Brands:               |       700
   Action Figures      |    34,021
   Photos                |    44,403

Kevin Stark, the curator for the National Action Figure Museum in Pauls Valley, OK, said "This is the most significant application and resource for action figure collectors ever built." We happen to agree.

So register today and get involved on the ground floor of this exciting new application and community.


All of us at

   The site looks interesting.  They have a lot of links for toy lines, some photos and room to grow.  It's an ambitious looking project.


Other Toy Lines / Avatar toys by Mattel
« on: September 28, 2009, 05:46 PM »
I thought I'd start up a topic on these as they were just mentioned in the Star Trek thread and should be released pretty soon.  

I guess I missed the debut at Comic-Con this year, I hadn't paid any attention to anything but Star Wars and GI Joe, really.  

Anyway, it was mentioned in the ST thread that these were not compatible with GI Joe figures?  I asked about the scale over there but then found an article on that said the basic figures and toys are 3.75."  So, any word on these, are they really not compatible with other 3.75" figures for some reason?

I guess I could see them not working with some of the newer Joe figures as they've crept up to 4", but what about O-ring Joes, Star Wars and other lines of that nature?  The Scorpion Gunship looks excellent and the ATV isn't bad.

Edit -> I found a post over on where some guys have these in hand.  They're saying the figures are more in scale with the DC Infinite Heroes figures which are smaller than the SW and Joe stuff (even O-ring).  Apparently the Scorpion Gunship cockpit doesn't fit any of the 3.75" figures we have.  That pretty much sucks.  The Scorpion Gunship is almost a no-brainer, but not if none of my other toys will work with it.


I have a few items I'm looking to sell. All prices are negotiable, shipping will be combined and trades will be accepted (Please forward trade list). Prices listed do not include shipping. Photos or additional information on request.

Hasbro (All MIP, email for specifics on individual figures)
  • EP1 Obi-Wan Kenobie (Jedi Knight): $3
  • EP1 Queen Amidala (Naboo): $3
  • EP1 Senator Palpatine: $3
  • EP1 Ki-Adi-Munei: $3
  • Flashback Chewbacca: $3
  • POTJ Mas Amedda: $3
  • Saga Legends White Pit Droids: $5
  • Saga Legends Battle Droids (1 tan, 1 tan w/ yellow commander ): $5
  • Mail-Away Captain Rex (no mailer box): $20
  • Celebration 3 Darth Vader (MIP w/ clamshell case): $15
  • 2x Celebration 4 R2-D2 & C-3PO (MIP w/ clamshell cases): $20 each
  • EP1 Anakin Skywalker's Pod Racer: $12
  • Treachery on Saleucami Battle Pack (WM exclusive, MIB): $20
  • Titanium TIE Fighter: $5
  • Titanium Battlestar Galactica Classic Cylon Raider: $5

Hasbro Loose figures - All figures $2
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi (Target Order 66 2-pack) x4
  • Darth Vader (Target Order 66 2-pack)
  • Anakin Skywalker (Target Order 66 2-pack)
  • Mace Windu (Target Order 66 2-pack) x5
  • Emperor Palpatine (Target Order 66 2-pack)
  • Darth Vader (Capture of the Tantive IV Battlepack) x2
  • Rebel Trooper (Capture of the Tantive IV Battlepack - black hair)
  • Emperor Palpatine (Skirmish in the Senate Battlepack) x3
  • Yoda (Skirmish in the Senate Battlepack) x3

  • 4483 AT-AT - Open: Complete with all parts, minifigs, instructions, original paperwork and box. Has been assembled. All parts are in ziploc bags. Can ship with or without the box: $115.00
  • 4504 Millennium Falcon - Open: Complete with all parts, minifigs, instructions, original paperowrk and box. Has been assembled. All parts are in ziploc bags. Can ship with or without the box: $140
  • 7153 Jango Fett's Slave I - MIMB, sealed, never opened: $120

Following sets are loose (unless noted as sealed), complete, include all minifigs, instructions and many have additional original paperwork:

  • 3219 Mini TIE Fighter - Sealed w/ shipping box: $5.00
  • 3340 Star Wars #1: $35.00|
  • 3341 Star Wars #2: $25.00|- Set of 4 Together $100. **All four sets are sealed**
  • 3342 Star Wars #3: $30.00|
  • 3343 Star Wars #4: $25.00|
  • 4479 TIE Bomber: $25.00
  • 4481 Hailfire Droid $35.00
  • 4500 Rebel Snowspeeder - Sealed: $35.00
  • 7119 Twin-Pod Cloud Car: $15.00
  • 7140 X-Wing Fighter: $35.00
  • 7143 Jedi Starfighter: $20.00
  • 7146 TIE Fighter: $20.00
  • 7166 Imperial Shuttle: $40.00
  • 7180 B-Wing: $25.00
  • 7201 Final Duel II: $10.00
  • 7259 ARC-170 Starfighter: $40.00
  • 7261 Turbo Tank - Sealed w/Light-up Mace Windu: $110.00
  • 7144 & 7110 Slave I & Landspeeder - Sealed, SW Value Pack from Target: $50.00

I will not break up sets or sell the minifigs separatly from the sets.

I have a question about the TRU CW Gunship; does anyone know if the hole for the AF style display stand is still useable with that type stand? Does it still have the plastic insert or did they modify it for the screw base?

Anyone have a photo of one displayed on the AF style stand?


Other Toy Lines / Tonner
« on: February 21, 2008, 07:07 PM »
Anyone here collect the Tonner doll lines?  I was looking over the Toy Fair photos of the new Harry Potter items and they have some really cool stuff coming including Snape, Fawkes and Hedwig plus Harry, Hermione and Ron with a sorting hat.

The likeness on some of the characters may not be 100% but they're all very close and even if they just miss there's still usually something they nail like the eyes or something.

The Mary Jane figure from the Spider-Man line, for example. At first look I didn't see the Kirsten Dunst likeness but the eyes definitely make the face.  Same with the Elizabeth Swan figures from the PotC line.  The eyes and the profile of the face are very Keira Knightley.

Plus all the outfits and accessories are very well done. 


Watto's Junk Yard / Fanboys (The Movie)
« on: January 10, 2008, 07:59 PM »
I couldn't find a topic on this but I have a question.  It was supposed to open next Friday, 1/18, but I can't find any information on that on the various "coming soon" sites like, AICN, BoxOfficeMojo, etc. 

The Weinstein site still says 1/18/08 but MGM, who is distributing, doesn't have a single mention that I coudl find.  The local theater doesn't have any posters up and the manager said he wouldn't know till Tuesday if it opens next Friday.

Anyone here know any more? 

I've been looking forward to this film since before they dropped all the teaser footage on us at CIV but there hasn't been a single TV or radio spot for this, I can't find anyone but fans talking about it's like it's a big secret if it's actually coming out.


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