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Other Toy Lines / Re: Transformers
« on: February 23, 2012, 10:21 PM »
To add to the above, the second wave deluxes (Cliffjumper and Vehicon, which are different from the ones under the RID banner) were seen in very limited numbers in Canada and I think maybe Europe, as well as the FE Voyagers Prime and Bulkhead.

The Bullpen / Re: The Avengers: The Toys
« on: February 20, 2012, 10:47 PM »
Saw these in a store this morning.    And it turns out that there are in fact three collections:  Comic Series, Concept Series & Movie Series.  And btw, the Hulk looks AWFUL.  Way undersized.

I'm passing on these for now.  I'm going to wait for a sale if at all possible.  $9.99 each at the mom & pop shop where I saw them was steep.

Hulk does look bad.  Small and doughy. The MU version coming out in a month or two looks great though!

I might grab Ultimate Hawkeye and maybe Ultimate Thor, but definitely Loki when I see them.  I have no intention of picking up any others.

When you say mom and pop shop I know you're not talking about Toy Wiz, I can only imagine what they are charging.  Last time I went down to Rockland a couple months ago their pegs were choc full of MU figs for over $20 per figure.

I'm still kicking myself for not grabbing one of the Hulks from the last movie lines when they were on clearance for 5$. He looks like he'd be just the right scale to fit in with these guys.

I'm also looking for Ric, the Naboo pilot dude and the R5 droid if anyone wouldn't mind shipping them loose up to Canada. Walmart Canada passed on all the exclusives so I'm pretty much out of luck there.

Middle Earth / Re: LOTR Legos
« on: February 14, 2012, 08:35 PM »
My wallet hurts so much right now.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Star Trek
« on: February 14, 2012, 08:30 PM »
I'd love to see some of the retro TOS aliens, like the Gorn, Salt Vampire, Cheron etc. done up to Star Wars quality. I'm a sucker for those old retro designs. Theres a lot of potential here if it's done right, heres hoping they don't make the same mistakes as playmates.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Four Discussion Thread
« on: February 10, 2012, 11:23 PM »
Yeah, kind of ho hum ending, with so much left unsaid and unexplained, namely, what was the point of this whole thing if Palpatine is in on all of it? Or was he even? It's something I've been noticing on these long arcs, they kind of end abruptly with very little closure, the price I suppose of a 20 minute runtime. Episode arcs like this though really kind of make me wish this show would delve into the alternate universe realm, just to make it more interesting. Throw fans for a loop and kill off a major character who's supposed to survive till ROTS like Mace or something. It'd open up so many new story ideas and make the entire series more dire because all of a sudden we won't know how things are going to turn out.

Joe Defender / Re: GI Joe Retaliation - The Toys!
« on: February 6, 2012, 02:42 PM »
Ouch, I am by no means an articulation junkie, I can live without stuff like ankles and double knees, but yeah, the vehicle drivers are a bit much. It's a move I'd expect from a company like Mattel, not Hasbro. Seems they're cutting corners on all thier movie lines lately, the Transformers movie line seems to have shrunk and is 80% repaints now, Avengers lost POA's and now even Joe. If I were to theorize, I'd wager it's because they've taken hits on thier past movie lines, putting a bunch of money into fully articulated figures only for most of them to wind up on clearance. We'll have to wait and see if it affects the non movie line offerings that follow. Lets hope not, Joe is one of the few lines left that actually gives you pack in figs with the vehicles. They're the only reason I bothered with some of them.

Joe Defender / Re: GI Joe Retaliation - The Toys!
« on: February 6, 2012, 10:27 AM »
Where is everyone getting that these are less articulated? Most of the pictures are too small to even tell, and the basic figures look like they've got all the standard points, except ankles in a few cases where shin guards would limit it anyway.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Four Discussion Thread
« on: February 3, 2012, 11:38 PM »
That episode was fun, I was on the edge of my seat wondering who was gonna survive. Stoked that plant guy made it through as I love the design. Hopefully he gets a figure some day.

The Bullpen / Re: The Avengers: The Toys
« on: February 2, 2012, 10:43 PM »
I see they still haven't fired the person responsible for the case ratios.

The Bullpen / Re: 2011/2012 Marvel Legends
« on: February 2, 2012, 10:42 PM »
I'm tempted, as I'm a sucker for good sculpts and they all have a nice bit of personality, but I'm probably going to stick with the smaller stuff for now. I just don't have the space, though I may make and exception for A-Listers that I'm missing, and any new Spider-man villains. Otherwise, gonna try to resist.

Other Toy Lines / Re: New Ninja Turtle figs.
« on: February 2, 2012, 10:36 PM »
The old TMNT line was the first bunch of figures I collected religiously as a kid, so I am all over these. Here's hoping they do another series of the classics with Bebop, Rocksteady, Krang and all those other weirdos. Love it!

The Vintage Collection / Re: Vintage Rumors
« on: February 2, 2012, 10:18 PM »
A very nice looking list if it turns out to be true. Stoked for Nien Nunb finally, I've been passing for years on the old ones thinking they'd be making a new one anytime, that was a good couple years ago, hehehe. My only gripe is that it seems Evazan is the last Cantina dude for some time. Was hoping for 1 or 2 more. Jabba's Palace seems nicely represented though.

The Vintage Collection / Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 13
« on: February 2, 2012, 10:14 PM »
Yeah, if that list is true then I'll be going the case route as well, for a couple of waves. I was really hoping this wave would have some good case mates mixed in. I look forward to confirmation at toyfair.

Collections / Re: Collection after your death
« on: January 15, 2012, 11:08 PM »
I plan on regenerating ala The Doctor, so I should be able to continue enjoying the collection for many centuries to come. Of course if that doesn't work, I've got two little boys, if they end up being as geeky as their old man then they're welcome to it.

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