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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (SPOILERS)
« on: October 15, 2017, 04:43 PM »
Looking at the trailer again, Im guessing were never going to get a gorilla walker to scale with the BMF AT-AT.

lol that's like getting a to scale ATAT. :). Like completely 1/18-ish which is like a Great Dane.

IF anyone's buying one on Amazon we'd appreciate you using our affiliate link to it...  I'll provide the link below.

The Last Jedi BB8 Playset On Amazon $154.99

Every bit helps to keep the lights on and such. :)

Got the Centerpieces for $28 each, and so I'm set on those now.  They're selling out at $35 it seems, or at least Vader is.  Now that I have them, I don't look at the Vader set as nice for 4@ figures as I once felt it might be.  My gripes are the stylized design with parts of the wall missing and things.  Had at least the doorway been complete I'd have a better opinion there.

To me though I got it for its intended 6" scale purpose.  I plan to put 6" figures from the Bandai kits around it and use it as a (drum roll) centerpiece type thing since I don't really collect 6".

Now I opened Luke on the weekend and I gotta say this is 100% cooler for 4" figures.  To my eye, the foot is definitely scaled more to them.  Plus I was surprised to see two "snow piles" you snap on, but for seemingly two purposes.  One is small and the other is much larger with footprints in it.  The smaller one is great though if you're wanting to use 4" figures since it obviously eliminates the oversized footprints.

I'm much happier with the ATAT foot then.  Kinda unexpectedly so, as the Vader interested me more when these came out.

Vader is more the "centerpiece" to me though and iconic looking.  Luke is just meh.

I'm ok buying for the cardback but maybe that's just me.  I mean people wishing for more new are just burying their heads in the sand on how the line works at this point.  Black series has really been no different and it goes to show this line isn't the great resurgence of collector focused 3.75" being a mainstay.  It's a lot better than we have been getting with an "exclusive", and poorly handled at best, line that also included repacks.

And the tank is a nice "big ticket item" too as a companion to it.  Wish it had a vintage box.

I heard some are saying "OT focused is what we want!" And I don't agree.  I mean I want OT too but I like EU if it's on the table, I like some PT, and I'd love some rogue one figures!  Lots of them actually.  Likewise I'd take lots of sequel trilogy figures done this way like a nice Hux or a generic officer, a pilot or two using Poe as a base figure, good versions of any main character like Finn or whatever, resistance soldier...

It's a shame that some people really feel they speak for everyone when they do anything but.  ::)

Sounds (from what I hear) they're trying to fix the fumbles from BF1...  campaign has my attention, but short of a really good price early like some games get for black Frida and things, I'm gonna wait I think.

Do wanna play that campaign tho.  Cutscenes alone look like a fun story.

The Last Jedi / Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
« on: October 5, 2017, 06:22 PM »
I love the pilot from a customizing pov, but only in so much as it's the pilot we should've gotten with Atsy.   :-\

Now I hope we get a decent Resistance Soldier.  Separate skirt piece, and removable helmet.  Nothing elaborate being asked for there just a good base to add articulation to haha.

The Last Jedi / Re: TLJ 3.75" Figure 2-Packs
« on: October 5, 2017, 06:20 PM »
Finn looks fantastic.  Appears they stopped being lazy and sculpted the skirt bit separate.  Hat removable too?  Looks like it'd be useful for customizing too except for Phasma. :(

I'm picturing Disney employees giggling as they mangle the packaging then tossing it in the box.

Joe Defender / Re: Vintage 3.75" ARAH Figures
« on: October 3, 2017, 05:09 PM »
I actually think the modern SW crowd has to outweigh the vintage by a large margin?  I mean in the one or the other category not buyers of both.  I know I've more or less given up vintage Star Wars at this point.  Cost is meh, grading has become too pervasive for me.  I'm even thinking of selling off what little boxed ships I have left.

Yeah Adam was a really nice but also funny guy...  he was in the thick of it and I wound up getting to know him from some of the more grand disagreements of the past sites and forums.  He was a "big personality" to me because he was one of those guys who was outspoken but liked everyone and was always willing to talk shop, regardless of POV, and with a knack for making anyone laugh about it.

He made me laugh in a way that was genuinely funny too, nothing forced.  He was a good part of the hobby.  The kind of guy you couldn't help but enjoy seeing his name turn up.  I'd never talked with him till one of the old epic arguments took place and we both (and I'm sure many others) were involved and wound up having fun having conversations on the side about it. 

I always liked the articles...  the articles.

Collector's Tips / Re: Selling a Collection
« on: September 26, 2017, 02:04 AM »
That's tough to say.  Had a friend sell it all to a local dealer we know...  that's a fast way to be done.  If you're looking for maximizing $ out of it the only good way is eBay I think.  Tedious and full of danger from buyers who are tool boxes.

And a lot of things will sell for peanuts while other things will get more than you paid, but I'm not sure that'll be the majority.  Resale is kind of high now for SW stuff especially post 2005

lol that's a moldy oldy but yeah he did have a backwards crotch.  That was the norm for that guy. 

I bet a lot of people have figs with backward crotch pieces under skirts that cover it and they never notice.  I've seen it popping custom fodder here and there.

I was curious haha.  Hate those factory f ups.  I've gotten backward crotches too.  Swapping the legs can be a little trickier because of the shape of the thigh joint post. 

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series The Last Jedi Wave 3
« on: September 23, 2017, 10:31 PM »
Lol @ the #  ;D

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