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Here's the deal...we are going to use this poll to make the Fan Choice Poll.  Because of this...we are going to extend the Defender Wishlist poll another week.  Please get your entries in by Next Friday the 9th.

I didnt nominate anyone in the first we just list characters that we want to see (top ten list, etc)?

Modern Trading / Re: TRADE: SW, ST, Aliens, LOTR, Hellboy & vintage
« on: September 2, 2011, 10:16 AM »
updated - PM me to trade.

Toy Reviews / Re: New JD Review: TVC Wave 3 - Wicket W. Warrick
« on: September 2, 2011, 10:10 AM »
Wicket is one of my favorites, the green hood is such an awesome accessory.  The only thing I'm sad about is that they dropped Kneesaa from this release.  I hope we get her like Hasbro said we would...

Other Collectibles / Comics Spain Droids and Ewoks pvc figures
« on: September 2, 2011, 10:07 AM »
Anyone else collect Comics Spain Droids and Ewoks pvc figures?  I have a complete set, but I am hunting for variants, paint errors, etc.  I even created a blog to archive everything:

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW Deluxe Figure & Vehicle Line
« on: September 2, 2011, 10:03 AM »
I've only picked up Castas so far, not a fan of the pricepoint.  I wish they'd give us some beasts as well, how about a Blurrg from the CW?!  ;)

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Commander Blackout
« on: September 2, 2011, 10:01 AM »
Isnt he going to be part of a promo like the other basic figure exclusives from TRU?  I prefer free with purchase.  ;D

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: September 2, 2011, 09:56 AM »
I picked up a loose / mint / complete Yoda with orange snake for $3 at a comic shop.  It was my favorite movie figure as a kid, so I am happy to have it again.

Shadows of the Dark Side / Re: 2011 TRU Force Unleashed Box Set
« on: September 2, 2011, 09:53 AM »
I picked up this set recently, and while I like it - I cant believe we didnt get a Kazdan Paratus figure.  I'm so tired of troops, especially the EVO trooper in this set.  It sorta shocks me how they deny us characters like Kazdan, who we campaign for and give us characters we didnt even ask for...

The Vintage Collection / Re: New Hasbro Fans Choice Poll
« on: September 2, 2011, 09:44 AM »
I think Jocasta Nu might come back with a vengeance, seeing how upset people were when she came in second and Hasbro still refused to make her.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Toy Fair 2010!
« on: January 18, 2010, 08:44 PM »
I'm not too concerned whether the BAD parts led to the price increase, but what I do know is that by Hasbro's own admission, collector purchases dropped by 30-40%, so I fear if this year we have a lame pack-in and Hasbro / retail maintain the $8 MSRP, we might lose more collectors.  ToyFair will be very telling - we might see the rise or fall of the collector focused line based on what they show.

The Legacy Collection / Re: The Legacy Collection: Best of 2009
« on: January 15, 2010, 06:46 PM »
From this years Legacy collection, some of my favorites were 2-packs and the figures that came with great accessories, like:

Trinto & Dice
Slave Leia
BAD: L8-L9
Luke & Lumiya comicpack

« on: January 15, 2010, 05:44 PM »
Hey Paul, I received a WM giftcard today - that was VERY generous of you and the JD Staff - thank you very much!

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season One Discussion Thread
« on: January 2, 2010, 10:33 PM »
I held off buying CW Season 1 on DVD so that someone could pick it up as a gift for me - and I am really amazed how it turned out. I love the book design, and all the sketches and concepts from the Clone Wars series - it makes me want to go track down the actual Clone Wars art book. It would be cool if they do this every year and release a new season in book format with drawings and other behind-the-scenes info, so that by the end of the shows run, we'll have 5 of these matching sets.

The Legacy Collection / Re: Beginning of the End?
« on: January 2, 2010, 09:46 PM »
I think Hasbro is at the point where they realize whats going on now, compared to the last 5 years - where they released countless products every year like the world was ending.  The pricepoint for a basic figure is significant, but I also think the amount of product available makes a huge impact.  Many of us started collecting with the 'collect them all' mentality - which simply isnt the case anymore.  For some, if they cant own every figure Hasbro puts out - they'll abandon the line.  Whether its for financial reasons or being overwhelmed with too many products, adult collectors leaving the hobby is the end result.  Collectors are being much more selective on what they buy and they are skipping a lot of the sub-lines and exclusives.  As a result we're seeing them go on hiatus.

Its simple - many of us have been collecting modern figures for a decade, some of us even longer - we're running out of room, we're being selective with our spending, and many of us want to focus on characters we'd like to own for the first time or have been waiting for resculpts since the vintage line.  The core of SW collecting remains in the basic figure line - making it affordable and readily available are a few ways Hasbro could secure its health on the pegs.

« on: January 2, 2010, 09:13 PM »
Congrats to everyone indeed - it was a nice selection of customs.  Hopefully these figures will inspire Hasbro to put them in the lineup!

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