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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: LOST
« on: January 19, 2011, 12:28 PM »
If you like getting screwed with, you're gonna love the rest of the show.

Collect All 92! / Re: Bespin Security Guard
« on: December 31, 2010, 07:52 PM »
I've always always hated the wonky left leg of the vintage black guard. Hate it.

And again, your visual accompaniments:

191.  Lonely Heiney Alan Meister

192.  Shakey Aitch the Boneyard Concierge

193.  Woody Damn

194.  Alatar

195.  Pallando

196.  Saltfish Bunyan

197.  Poor, Poor, Poor Charlie Short

198.  Venomous Byron

199.  Five-Chambered-Stomach Mort St. John

200.  Gravybelly Dunstan

The Vintage Collection / Re: 2010 "Vintage" Collection Wave 3 - ROTJ
« on: December 10, 2010, 06:14 AM »
TRU really shot themselves in the foot with their Vintage pricing.  I'm amazed that they haven't adjusted considering what the competition is doing.

Well said, Nick.

Collect All 92! / Re: Lando Calrissian
« on: December 9, 2010, 01:29 PM »
Thank you kindly, sir! I always knew the Internet would make me famous someday, even if it took slogging around with you freaks for awhile.

Collect All 92! / Re: Lando Calrissian
« on: December 8, 2010, 08:38 PM »

Collect All 92! / Re: Collect All 92!
« on: November 10, 2010, 10:51 PM »
They're called "houses", Jesse. Geez.

Collect All 92! / Re: Collect All 92!
« on: November 9, 2010, 09:18 PM »
[übergeek] Hufflepuff's colors are yellow and black. The only house with blue in its colors is Ravenclaw, but they don't have purple, either. Perhaps Australia has a different wizarding school. [/übergeek]

Collect All 92! / Re: Collect All 92!
« on: November 9, 2010, 06:40 PM »
Wait - is there a place for all the Q&As? Because that would be really convenient.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Ghostbusters Figures!
« on: November 7, 2010, 10:24 PM »
The Slimer in the photo you linked to is the wrong one, actually - it's only going out with the non-tongue version.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Ghostbusters Figures!
« on: November 7, 2010, 03:26 PM »
what are the main differences, other than the hats, between that posted above and this

It's exactly the same set. There are two different types of packaging, one with the hats on, and one without, but they both have the hats included (which are removable).

Saw it.  Liked it.  Not for $50.

If you're into the Mattel line, these are a great deal, considering they charge $20 a piece for single figures as it is, and they've never released any GBII figures at all until now. Separately, they'd be $80 if they sold that way. If you really do like them, you're not gonna find them cheaper, that's for sure.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Ghostbusters Figures!
« on: November 7, 2010, 10:51 AM »
In case you all haven't seen it:

Ghostbusters II Four Pack w/Slimer at TRU

Not a bad deal for $50.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Hasbro & Collectors
« on: October 26, 2010, 02:40 PM »
Interesting to hear this info, and congrats on the award!  Like others have said, it doesn't necessarily surprise me.  Keep in mind, it sounds like the guy making the "cellar dweller" comments about SW fans/etc. is not a guy who even works remotely close to the line(s), but a corporate person. 

He is definitely a corporate guy, being a VP, and I don't think he has any direct link to tooling around the minutia of the lines, but he is definitely involved with the company's direction, and that's just as important as the smaller teams for each brand, if not more so, because that decides what gets the share of their marketing, money, and overall focus. I wouldn't discount the power of he or others at his level in the company.

While the collector communities for any brand are the minority, they obviously still pay attention to us, as any great number of obscure or obvious collection-minded merchandise has been made available to us over the last nearly two decades that the modern line has been around. I don't think they're ignoring us; I just thought that in a presentation to a group who knows nothing about Hasbro at all, that Star Wars was barely a blip on their radar in informing those ignorant of what Hasbro does. I would have thought it would have shared some amount of focus, but it was barely there.

Oh, and thanks for the congrats on the award - it's not a huge one, but it's always nice to be recognized.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Hasbro & Collectors
« on: October 26, 2010, 11:48 AM »
Yep. Like I said, they're out for Mattel blood, and it sounds personal beyond the business, since apparently Mattel attempted, in his words, a "hostile takeover" of Hasbro around 2000 when they were near bankruptcy. He was also happy to compare Hasbro's and Mattel's stock prices and shares over the years, and how much they've increased their while Mattel has sagged.

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