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The Bullpen / Re: The Avengers: The Toys
« on: August 7, 2012, 04:23 PM »
I was at a Disney outlet store over the weekend while on vacation and was surprised to see a healthy offering of Marvel Selects figures...mostly Black Widow or Hawkeye. These looked different the the similarly scaled versions I have seen at Walmart.

The cool thing was, they each came with a base that included parts of a burnt out Ultron. Have not seen these before but seemed kinda neat.

Hall of Justice / Re: Watchmen Black Freighter Club
« on: August 6, 2012, 10:20 PM »
So...about two hours left to sign up, I got my order in just under the wire. I figure this is the way to go, I'm definitely going to want all of these figures and they're not going to be cheaper anywhere else.

Suck we have to wait 5 more months before the first figure ships though. The previews at SDCC for Rorschach and Dr Manhattan looked pretty sweet.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: August 6, 2012, 09:52 PM »
As long as Galactus isn't a %^&* cloud again, it has to be a step up.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: August 6, 2012, 09:44 PM »
Oh snap, and with the original gun too!!

I'd love to hear more details about how you came by this...certainly the Grail of any collection.

I hope to be like you too one day.  ;D

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: August 5, 2012, 07:37 AM »
Congrats, bro...that's terrific. I did not think these were still shipping, so hope remains, I guess.

Were they located on the regular action figure aisle or on a dedicated endcap? Was this a Target that had completed their reset?

And what state exactly?

There are no Targets around here where I am on vacation sadly, but maybe I will get lucky on the way home.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: August 3, 2012, 07:34 PM »
Two of the local Targets just completed resets and designated space for the 3-packs. The first one only had the Gonk Droid set, no Snags, but the second one had pegs filled 6-8 packs deep....with last years's editions. Yep, loads of Dengar sets and a couple Bossk/IG-88 sprinkled in. Yecchhh.

Arrived in DE for vacation this evening and happened to see all the light-up MH figures at the Giant grocery store of all places, even Vader. Weird.

Why aren't the new SW individual figure listings under "New to Hasbro Toy Shop"? I mean, it's not surprising or anything, just seems like it would have been helpful to give them a little profile.

I was able to get an order in for the listed-as-"in-stock" Imperial Navy Commander I needed, as well as a second Luke Hoth, early this morning (around 7:45 AM), so hopefully it will actually be shipped to me.

I am returning those same two figures to my local Target today, I decided I didn't want them and their secondary market value isn't good enough to justify selling them or trying to trade for something I actually want.

Hmmm, did not realize this was the wave with the two realistic styled Clone Wars figures. Guess I am SOL now. Not gonna buy a case for 2 figures anyway, really.

If anyone has any extras of Obi or Ahsoka they'd be willing to part with, I'll gladly take them off your hands.  ;D


So, at the Targets that have completed their resets, did they put out new figures too? Or are the pegs still half-empty?

Is anyone still finding the 3-packs at the old DPCI clearance prices?

Surprised to read on the front page that these are suddenly now ubiquitous around the country.

Not if you live around here!

None of our Targets have even started to THINK about doing a reset yet. Still showing zero counts for these sets at ALL local stores.


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The bad b-movie thread
« on: July 30, 2012, 07:53 PM »
That actually looks pretty damn cool!

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2012-2013
« on: July 29, 2012, 06:39 PM »
No worries, Cousins is Plan B. Shanny has 'em covered from all angles.  ;D

JD Sports Forum! / Re: 2012 Summer Olympics
« on: July 29, 2012, 06:38 PM »
Maybe if he had sex with a Kardashian on a grainy video he would get more "cred"...

Ugh, he'd probably just try to marry her so he can give ANOTHER half of his fortune away.

Great artist, stupid as hell about relationships.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2012-2013
« on: July 29, 2012, 12:48 PM »
New York and Philly got better or stayed the same so Dallas is not in a better position.

Isn't there another team in that division? Drafted a guy from Texas or something to play QB? Think I heard something about that this offseason. ;)

Should be an interesting year in the NFCE.

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