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The Vintage Collection / Re: TVC Rogue One Imperial Assault Tank
« on: July 25, 2017, 03:04 AM »
Oh yeah I freely admit I am picky on vehicles.  But for me the UW was just so tiny, I just couldn't justify it.  In the same breath, I totally never expected anything but what they made, and would never imagine Hasbro doing the UW any different even if things were that 07/08/09 range of insanely awesome stuff.

I have the same leanings on vehicles as some guys have on "playsets", in that I want vehicles that are much less of a toy and much more of a model, haha.  Just like a hallway isn't a "playset". :-X

I wasn't upset with a $20 TIE Striker but $40 and knowing I'd be "fixing" some of it, eh.   In a twist of irony I probably liked both TFA  Speeders far more than most seemed to like them.  Go figure.  But I wanted to like that ATAP from Rebels so much, and hated it so badly. :(  Ditto Stormie transport.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: SDCC 2017
« on: July 25, 2017, 12:15 AM »
I can't deny I was kinda hoping 5poa may get some increase and I really feel like there's a happy medium in 2007-ish kinds of figures, but yeah that seems to squish the "rumors" some.  And that's fine.  I mean if TVC is a mass item now and not an exclusive, cool.  Case orders will be my way to go on that and look for extras at the stores.

And 5poa I can pick and choose like always, wait for sales, and enjoy it for what it is.

The Vintage Collection / Re: TVC Rogue One Imperial Assault Tank
« on: July 25, 2017, 12:05 AM »
What Jeff said, except I'll buy more than one.  In all seriousness I am planning on getting 3 probably and hey if it's on sale, more.  But like Jeff said, what they do in this line hasn't been very good.  The TIE Striker has nice dimensions on the cockpit but once I got one on sale, I was glad I waited because the wings are quite stubby, it held only one figure, it lacked some detailing.  :-\

The UWing was basically a 1/35-ish scale with unusable cargo bay and a single figure cockpit.  I've still yet to buy one.  I didn't expect a scale one of course, but I have a limit where the vehicle just looks sad next to the figure and the UWing went beyond that limit by far.

This is a to scale toy for 4" figures (1:12 is 6" figure scale, and their vehicles seem to be delivering on that to-scale promise).  This is a 1/18-1/20 scale "toy".  To put this in perspective you can buy 1/16 RC tanks for $100-$150-ish, and they're considered "cheap".  A finished one is well over $200 and these are sold kind of direct from china.

1/18 military "toys" which were much more a mass produced completed model than a toy...  they were selling for this price roughly 10 years ago or so.  By their line's end a cannon (not even a vehicle) was selling for more than this tank.  And that was some time ago.

I'm not gonna tell people how to spend their $ (unlike some other places might try) and I've always felt the market will dictate, but it's just kinda funny everyone complains about the line's quality then this. :P  Times have changed, and I guess I just prefer this quality at the higher price to complaining about not having anything to buy, and Hasbro disappointing me at the show because it was all 5POA and the ships were meh, and NERF and stuff...  ya know?

The 3D renders imply that they basically took the incredible cross sections and gave us a toy of that.   Opening hatches, moving treads, opening cargo pods...  I'm pretty happy.  They haven't done many toys this nice in the vehicle realm.  Most are underscaled, fudged proportions etc.  It's not 2008 anymore, and even if it were this still would've been more than $40 then I'd wager, considering the Snowspeeder and Cloud Car and all that fun was $30 iirc, smaller, and plenty of those wound up blown out in bundles.

It's like $13 SA figures, which have repacks helping their case out even...  this is a one-off type thing I'm assuming.  I consider the price reasonable to have something that looks as good as the SA figures surrounding it.  I can't say those cheap things from Rebels are what I want them to go with.  I'm glad this is expensive because I'd be disappointed in short cuts like double printed plastic with a hollow bottom to it.  That Stormtrooper Transport still disappoints on every level.  Yeah I'm bitter! ;D

Again not saying you're a fool not to buy it because $80 is a lot for anyone.  Just saying I'd rather have cool things like this than things like the UWing or the concessions made on the $40 TIE Striker, which I didn't buy till it hit $20.

This also reminds me of the "Space Walls" thing...  they seem to be selling ok, but I think there are a lot of people balking at a section of Death Star walls for $55...  I think a lot ponied up to the challenge there, but I think a lot of people who liked that idea bailed on it at the price too.  I'm by no means some super collector financially.  I just look at this as one of the ever shrinking Hasbro Star Wars items I actually got excited about.  I'll budget it in.  Should be easy given the sheer lack of stuff I like to buy in the line every year.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: SDCC 2017
« on: July 21, 2017, 10:16 PM »
Cassian Andor if you're 90% of the country.  :-\

I'm into rebuying the figures.  TVC cards for them, that'll be nice.  No argument here on repacks and stuff, but hey, tough to complain about the line IMO.  I just hope they're reserved with stuff, and we are able to get the cool stuff.  Supposedly said they're wanting to work with fans on this, and that bodes well.  Hoth Rebel will sell well I think.  Never saw a carded release, and even the TLC one that did was difficult to find, and that's putting it kindly.

I think they are going to do ok with this stuff.

The Vintage Collection / Re: TVC Rogue One Imperial Assault Tank
« on: July 21, 2017, 10:12 PM »
Thanks Rob, I'm proud to have partnered with Hasbro on this exclusive I don't plan to give to anyone but one person...  OH you mean the tank itself.  Oh yes, it's cool.

Scockery may win simply because he's going to do this in costume.

The Last Jedi / Re: TLJ 3.75" Scale Creature Assortment
« on: July 21, 2017, 07:51 PM »
I'd take the Happabore and well, but I'm easy.  I'll take just about anything unique that way.  I can't say Jakku was the most interesting though, overall, outside of the relics.  Teedo and the Luga are far cooler to me too.

The Vintage Collection / Re: TVC Rogue One Imperial Assault Tank
« on: July 21, 2017, 07:50 PM »
Technically yes, however I will only be selling one, and that will be out of guilt.  You can fight it out hunger games style.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: SDCC 2017
« on: July 21, 2017, 06:14 PM »
Kicked off the panel (basically) with this, and it was a strong way to do it.  Finishing it with TVC after teasing fans a bit, even better.  They really are righting the ship IMHO.  The 6" line is impressive...  and now besides Bossk, I'll be buying Tarkin and RFT...  Ugh.  ::)

Saw the pic and the toy looks impressive and nicely sized.  I'm also kind of perplexed on the design but I have faith it'll make some sense...  or at least to me it will.   :-\

The Last Jedi / Re: TLJ 3.75" TIE Silencer w/Kylo Ren
« on: July 21, 2017, 06:11 PM »
Not that this was intended I feel sure, but it's got a distinct look comparable to the TIE Avenger/Advanced from TIE Fighter, and while maybe not intended at all, the fact it does gives me all the feels of logical evolutionary features, especially for a smaller military force focusing on superior tech than numbers.  I'd love to think that it's going to be a nice sized ship, but tough to say.  Their FO TIEs were tiny, so I dunno.  I can dream at least.

The Last Jedi / Re: TLJ 3.75" Scale Creature Assortment
« on: July 21, 2017, 06:09 PM »
I'd dig the Lugga Beast too.  Now is that the one at the well, or is that the one Teedo is on?  I'd kinda like Teedo's beast more than the well beast, but the well beast I'm ok with. 

I'm gonna happily nab that Rathtar, but the others in the series I was really floored to see how nice they are.  Sure the figures are meh, but hey it gets Tik out of the way.  I'll still happily pick these sets up and the figures are just there.  That Wampa, the Probot, the Rathtar...  All just great looking toys.

The Vintage Collection / Re: TVC Rogue One Imperial Assault Tank
« on: July 21, 2017, 06:01 PM »
Well, hmmm...

I'm gonna need like 5 of those, just as they are.  Then a winter camo, and a desert camo.  Then I'll need 3 to convert to hovering models.  Then I'll need one to convert to a non-combat recovery vehicle.  Then I'll need an up-armored urban one.  Then I'll need a....



The Last Jedi / Re: TLJ 3.75" Scale Creature Assortment
« on: July 19, 2017, 08:39 PM »
Bala Tik and what appears to be a scale Rathtar?  Poseable tentacles too perhaps!  I love it.  It's the toy the launch needed I think.  Some bitched about the Rathtars but I dug em.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: July 17, 2017, 11:13 PM »
I'm not so sure Sansa knows what she's into.  I think she thinks she knows, but Littlefinger isn't upset by her declines.  It's a dangerous game and "chaos is a ladder."

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: July 17, 2017, 12:40 AM »
Sansa is playing a dangerous game. 

First 5 minutes...  hah.

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