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The Legacy Collection / Re: Legacy Collection Comic Packs
« on: March 27, 2010, 04:55 PM »
You could kinda look at the Marvel Universe comic pack line as a comparision.  All of the comic packs were encompassing the whole "Secret Wars" story  -which was 12 issues.  Did it do well?  I dunno - it looks as if they sit on the shelf too, so kinda "meh".

Now that the MU line has done all 12 issues - they are changing the comic pack selection - they aren't going to be covering one story anymore - but they are going to a random/greatest hits selection I believe.  So we will see how that goes.

The Legacy Collection / Re: Legacy Collection Comic Packs
« on: March 26, 2010, 12:28 PM »
gotta agree - I have read some of Legacy so I know who Deliah Blue/Darth Nihl are, but I don't even really know much about Jarael and the other he was packed with and i was really liking it too!

imo- we will see them - hasbro spent money on them already, fans liked what they saw - they aren't going to let them rot - we will see them someday!

Feedback / Re: Jim's (pka rebeltrader) feedback
« on: March 25, 2010, 05:27 PM »
I also made a second purchase from Jim - both transactions were great - thanks again Jim!


The Legacy Collection / Re: Whatcha doin' till Vintage?
« on: March 25, 2010, 12:01 PM »
Marvel Universe, IM2, and maybe a little more back tracking of SW figures I have missed out on.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Drop in Collector Interest/Figures?
« on: March 25, 2010, 11:59 AM »
Hasbro took value away, so I took my dollars away from them (or rather their retail partners, which in turn took product from me(us) by not ordering as much of the Legacy line. Who's to blame? Not me, I've already said I'd have bought more had the value been there...

I hope that answers your question, shmashwitdaclub.

makes perfect sense to me - thanks for the response

@Dan - I completely agree with your Dengar comments.  I "collected"/played with my Star Wars toys initially as a kid during the regular vintage line.  After that I didn't collect anything until I was an adult and my son was like 2.5 years old and I took him to see ROTS at the dollar theater cuz I didn't know how he would be in his first time in a theater and he loved it.  Thats what got me back into collecting again.  Some of you I have traded with/purchased from on this very site know that I buy everything to open and give to my son - reliving my childhood through him - he is crazy spoiled.

So, with that said - I started collecting toys for him pretty much at the start of the Saga2 line.  I purchased nearly every figure for him - but as I continued collecting through the TAC and Legacy lines - I noticed I had a lot of catching up to do on figures that I have missed.  I went to the aftermarket on and here to fill those gaps at some great prices for me to spend on him. 

In the case of a figure, like Dengar (saga version) - there are many other examples, where I may have spent $2-3 on him taking him off someone else's hands losse/complete.  I personally am not going to mind buying an "ultimate version" of him because I feel I got a pretty great deal on him initially, and, if I ever choose to unload him, I feel I can recoup most of if not all my initial investment - again, should I choose to.

Having said that, if I had spent full retail on him, $5, and I chose to unload him after having bought the new Vintage line version - I would be losing money over a couple points more of articulation - and I hate wasteful spending - I am a pretty frugal collector and try my damndest to not pay full price on stuff by saving receipts and returning stuff when things go on sale.  It is a big freaking headache - but worthwhile for me so I can obtain a great collection with the funds I have available to spend.

@muftak - I LOVE your legends 2 pack ideas - I could see them being a big hit. Along with that, I LOVE a lot of the other suggestions of figures and rotation we have in this thread for the Legends line.

good conversation we have going on in here.  :)

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Clone Wars Figure Rumors/Speculation
« on: March 25, 2010, 10:25 AM »
Season 2 Finale SPOILER WARNING - proceed at your own risk.  :-X

Yeah, I'm guessing that this guy is a definite figure at some point... wouldn't surprise me if they've already got him slotted in one of the Fall waves.  ;)

Well, that explains the helmet and rifle role play toys. I believe it also finally confirms the new bigger, badder Slave One that will be at SDCC this year. Save your money it's going to get expensive......

my God I hope you are right cuz it makes perfect sense - this is gonna rock!

The Vintage Collection / Re: Drop in Collector Interest/Figures?
« on: March 24, 2010, 02:30 PM »
My question to that, jedi_master_sal, is why does the price deter you from spending that much less?  I am not an army builder so I honestly don't understand and I am wanting to hear you out.

Why is it that the army builder in you is ok with spending $100 on 20 figures, but not ok with $96 on 12 figures?

Sure I get that it is 8 less figures than you would have bought had the price been lower - but you are only cutting down the ranks of your army by 40%

by going this route - 5 figs at the current $8 each is $40 - sure you are saving a butt load of cash, but you are also cutting down the ranks of your army by 75% of what you would have been ok with spending had the prices been lower.

I guess my point/question is, if you feel like you can spend $100 for "x" amount of army builders when the price is low, why don't you still have the $100 to spend on "x" when the price is higher?

again - i get the principles of high cost/lesser figures - I don't army build because this hobby is expensive enough...  but I guess I just don't understand the drastic reduction.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Modern Masters of the Universe
« on: March 24, 2010, 10:45 AM »
I don't collect this line, but man oh man does that Moss Man look bad ass!

The Legacy Collection / Re: ESB
« on: March 23, 2010, 09:41 PM »
a lot of people think that the reason for the bar code sticker was because these were initially going to be "value 2 packed" - i have seen some with blank stickers over the UPC's.  It would be insane to find 2-fers of this assortment...

The Vintage Collection / Re: Drop in Collector Interest/Figures?
« on: March 23, 2010, 11:09 AM »
The only thing I think I am not liking about the line going to mostly redo's is that I am guessing "all new" Jabba goons are going to be few and far between.  I am pretty sure Hasbro said in a semi-recent QnA that Fozec is all tooled up, or something to that extent, I would love to see him at some point in the near future.

The Legacy Collection / Re: Legacy Collection Comic Packs
« on: March 22, 2010, 09:50 PM »
snapped some quick comparisons pics of the actual figure vs what he looks like on the cardback:

He looks worse in person than the picture is showing...

The Legacy Collection / Re: Legacy Collection Comic Packs
« on: March 22, 2010, 06:20 PM »
I got the final 5 comic sets today at Target in Mishawaka Indiana.

I just wanted to note something I saw the Kashyyk comic pack. The head sculpt on mine is not the one pictured on the back of the card for the clone with the removable helmet - the head on mine is the head sculpt from the TAC Galactic Marine. He looks fat and has no neck...    :-\

The Bullpen / Marvel Universe
« on: March 22, 2010, 03:18 PM »
Did they announce the Wrecker for a single card to finish off the Wrecking Crew?

Yeah, he was in the TF presentation - he will be single carded in the wave after the upcomming X-men heavy wave.  

Along with him in that wave it is looking like there will be:

  Iron Patriot
  Mary Jane Watson (Fans' Choice Winner)
  Skrull Warrior
  Spider-Man (Iron Spider)
  Winter Soldier (Fans' Choice Winner)

edit - just wanted to throw in a comment on Luke Cage - I thought he was one bad ass figure - and I like the hat   ;D

The Bullpen / Marvel Universe
« on: March 22, 2010, 01:58 PM »
Is there anywhere with a master list of the comic packs and waves (including variants)? I know I'm still missing several single carded figures. Not sure how many of the comic packs.

They have just about everything on there.  The only thing I am not seeing is the Luke Cage variant and the Black Widow variant that some site (can't remember who) showed off a couple of weeks ago.  But in regards to the variants - I still have not heard any reports of the Vision or Warpath variants showing up at retail - and they were shown off ages ago!

The Legacy Collection / Re: Legacy Collection Comic Packs
« on: March 19, 2010, 07:29 PM »
That was one the conspiracy theories I believed in - but after inspection - I am thinking it is the "kissing cousins" factor.

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