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The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: July 28, 2012, 10:08 PM »
Got my Masters of Evil set from HTS this week as well, glad to at least get one of the exclusives.  I'm still tempted to order that Helicarrier, if for a nice display area for MU for nothing else, but again, not sure where I'd put it (and could probably better use the money elsewhere).  The "regular" version is still coming to retail, right?  It doesn't seem like they talked about it much at SDCC, although I noticed it is up for preorder at BBTS.

Yeah, it should have a nice prominent spot at all your local retail outlets, right next to that MTT we should look forward to seeing the day after never.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: July 28, 2012, 10:00 PM »
Well, it took buying up every last pegwarming TPM figure, but I finally forced my local Target to restock vintage, after literally six months.

I cleaned them out Monday and have been checking back every day since. I couldn't get out today though and was only able to swing by around 9pm but as luck would have it a new full case was still on the pegs.  :D

I was able to score Malgus (!!!), the INC, Hoth dude, and Clone Wars Anakin. I didn't see anything else that looked interesting, except for maybe the Vader, but meh.

I literally did not think I would EVER see Malgus on the pegs, so this was extremely gratifying to me personally, especially having done the "leg work" to get him there.

They also restocked the Clone Wars figures I bought up...with another case of Wave 1. =FAIL

JD Sports Forum! / Re: 2012 Summer Olympics
« on: July 28, 2012, 05:17 PM »
I'm sorta geeked, because I like that there is stuff on at all hours seemingly. Watched the US Women stomp Colombia in soccer earlier today, that was fun.

Our neighbor's sister is competing in the javelin event, so we def have a rooting interest there.

WTF was up with that opening ceremony by the way? That was the most incomprehensible mess I've ever witnessed, I literally had no idea what I was watching for most of it.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL Offseason
« on: July 27, 2012, 09:19 AM »
I'm hoping the Pens land Doan since the douchebags Wild took Parise...  Semin I brought up to some of the local talking heads and it was pretty widely accepted that a guy who publicly **** all over Crosby and who puts out zero effort (so far) wasn't an ideal choice for here...  I thought, maybe it was his environment and not him.  The "experts" seemed to disagree with my suggestion, and I wasn't really with it.  Again though I don't think the Pens will pay heavy for Doan, given his age and slowdown, and if he goes for a lot they'd probably prefer waiting things out and seeing how the season goes, and then make a move at the deadline when they could be sitting pretty.  I'm ok with that.  The team's not exactly shoddy as it is. :P

Yeah, you dodged a bullet with Semin. Let Carolina deal with that headcase. Addition by subtraction for the Caps.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The bad b-movie thread
« on: July 27, 2012, 09:15 AM »
One is like Sisperia or something like that...  The trailer looked insanely good but low budget.  The trailer alone was creepy for that one.  Saw the Trailer for The Beast Must Die, which for some reason the outfits in that film make me seriously feel sorta queasy.  Original Friday the 13th is in there.  Some bad Sci Fi flick that looked like a horror film on a space station or something.

Yep, Dario Argento's SUSPIRIA is an ALL-TIME horror classic. Do yourself a favor and seek this out on video, you won't be disappointed. It is a masterpiece.

I also recommend the entire Lucio Fulci catalog.  ;D

Thanks to some excellent websites like Toys You Had and Plaid Stallions, I am slowly piecing together memories of some of my favorite toys from childhood. It's crazy, some of these things are bringing back a flood of dormant memories. The nostalgia effect is powerful.

Case in point: the Ideal Star Team 70's stuff.

OMG, I was NUTS for that stuff when I was a kid, I loved my Star Hawk and Red Zeroid. Had completely forgotten about it all.

So of course, I am now compelled to buy ALL of this stuff again and savor the sweet satisfaction of reclaiming a piece of my childhood.

First score was a MISB Knight of Darkness figure, which absolutely rules. Worst Vader knock-off ever, but as a kid I didn't even know or care I'm sure. I can't wait to get this thing in the mail!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« on: July 25, 2012, 08:56 AM »
Oh for Pete's sake, it's not War and Peace for chrissake. Is he going to film every single page word for word or something?

TWO movies was a stretch, but three is just plain ridiculous.

I love this stuff, but I don't want to seem them artificially stretch it out just to make more money, which let's face it, is the only reason the studio is on board with this.

What's next, the eight film epic retelling of the Silmarillion?

Vintage Kenner / Re: Restoring Playsets and Vehicles
« on: July 24, 2012, 09:39 PM »
Ah, I get it now. Tough call, seems like more of a personal choice on pulling them off the frame. They do self contain pretty nicely within the unit itself, so loss isn't too much of a risk. Then again, it seems like an untouched piece would be rarer and potentially more valuable. If the price isn't prohibitive I might suggest trying to pick them up loose just for that reason.

I really need to go back and start picking up some missing weapons and accessories myself. I still have a few gaps here and there...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Batman - The Dark Knight Rises
« on: July 24, 2012, 09:34 PM »
Part of me wishes that they would put the Frank Miller version on the big screen, which to me is the ultimate Batman story, but then part of me hopes they won't because they would just screw it up by changing a lot of stuff. Nolan's version doesn't leave much breathing room for an even darker interpretation either.

My mon Bats don't shiv.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: July 24, 2012, 03:17 PM »
My "home" Target re-stocked with another case of TCW Wave 1...ugh. That's 12 figures that aren't going anywhere.

My "work" Target sold through most of the Wave 2 they put out, so I bought the rest up along with their remaining TVC figures. Fingers crossed, they come through with something good.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Restoring Playsets and Vehicles
« on: July 24, 2012, 03:12 PM »
I'm currently looking at an auction for the Vehicle Maintenance Energizer - and the stickers on it are unapplied AND the eight tools are still on the plastic mold tree (they haven't been clipped off).

So my questions are:

1) Should I use the un-applied stickers from the 80s or should I scan them in and print them on a hi-res printer on a white label sheet and essentially "make my own" and leave the original sticker sheet un-used?

2) Should I leave the tools on the mold-tree and just try to acquire the loose tools from eBay? I have a couple tools from the one I had as a kid, so I don't think I'd have to buy all eight, but even if I did, I see those tools come up for auction a lot so it shouldn't be that big of a deal.

Any help/advice you guys could give would be much appreciated.

I would DEFINITELY advise against trying to use the un-applied stickers from the 80's. Just leave them on the sticker sheet. I made this mistake when I bought my Endor Forest Ranger and have regretted it ever since. The stickers just don't adhere like back in the day. Pretty much ALL of mine just fell off within a day or two. They went on fine, but did not last. For some reason if you actually applied the stickers back in the day, they hold much better then if you tried to do it now. Go figure.

I'm not sure I understand your second question but I'm sure someone else here will. Good luck on the vintage hunting, it's a fun way to distract yourself from all the hasbro fail! :)

The Vintage Collection / Re: Smaller Vehicle/Beast/Other Items
« on: July 24, 2012, 11:53 AM »
Blurggh or however you spell it.

The Vintage Collection / Re: 2012 "Vintage" Collection Wave 16
« on: July 24, 2012, 11:51 AM »
Aren't ALL their waves de facto online exclusives now anyway? Who can find anything in actual stores?

Hall of Justice / Re: Watchmen Black Freighter Club
« on: July 21, 2012, 07:43 PM »
Oh crap!!!

I am 100% in as soon as I read the fine print. I've never done anything like this before but I am a nut for the Watchmen toys. I wonder how these will compare to the previous line of 6" figures.

Hope they branch out and do some weird stuff, would love a Bubastis.

Thanks for the info!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Batman - The Dark Knight Rises
« on: July 20, 2012, 11:45 AM »
I don't understand why you would go to all the trouble of rigging your apartment with sophisticated explosive devices, and then TELL the cops about it after you get arrested. What was the point in the first place? He only wanted it to explode for robbers?

Sick, sad world.

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