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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: April 18, 2018, 04:13 PM »
Exactly. There is just something about those vintage toys. I'm having a lot of fun tracking them down. I think I have six Jedi figures left, then I'm going to start looking at things like the Wampa and Rebo band. It sure seems like vinty prices have taken an uptick since I was last actively looking. Some of the common Jedi figures I've been looking at are a little higher than I expected.

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Legends
« on: April 18, 2018, 04:09 PM »
Found the Deadpool wave of Legends at Target this week. I didn't pick any up, but they do look nice. I kind of want the Sasquatch BAF, but I don't necessarily want the entire wave to get him.

Solo / Re: Solo Store Finds and Recent Purchases
« on: April 18, 2018, 04:04 PM »
I got the Wampa from Amazon yesterday, and found the Mimban trooper at Target so I think I'm caught up aside from the Black Series Tarkin.

Solo / Re: Solo 3.75" Class A Creature/Droid Assortment
« on: April 18, 2018, 04:03 PM »
Haven't found this locally at all, but I got the Wampa set via Amazon yesterday and it sure is nice. Hard to believe this is the first one since what, the Saga collection (blue cards)? Either way, this is a real nice Wampa, maybe one of the quiet winners for the year. I'd love to see one in vinty box 😉

Solo / Re: Solo Store Finds and Recent Purchases
« on: April 13, 2018, 06:25 PM »
It was fun doing the toy run today, and I'm happy with what I picked up, but when I opened some stuff today with the kiddo, it really didn't look like much for what I spent you know? I think the biggest "Midnight Madness" haul I brought home at one time was for ROTS, and it just seemed like I had much more "bang for your buck" at that time. The toys aren't bad by any means, but just not like it used to be with $4.99 figures and better vehicles I guess.

Also, with this yearly movie schedule I'm almost hoping they just drop the whole release date thing. Half the stores even care anymore, and it just seems like more trouble than it is worth.

Solo / Re: Solo 3.75" Class B Vehicle Assortment
« on: April 13, 2018, 06:21 PM »
Picked up Han's Speeder today, and although it is larger than those AOTC speeders, it doesn't seem like a $30 item. Having the figure packed with it contributes to that I guess, but still.

The Vintage Collection / Re: 2018 Vintage Collection Wave 1
« on: April 13, 2018, 06:19 PM »

A few of the figures also had the bubbles already falling off the card, so heads up for that. Not sure if that's more of the cheap Hasbro materials we got from 2013-14 or just bad handling in transit to the store

Yeah, all of the ones I saw today did have a piece of tape holding the bubble on, and I don't think that was done at the store, they shipped like that.

I saw Black Series at both Targets I went to today (actually bought a few at one last week), but no sign of the exclusive Chewie, Tarkin, Qi'Ra, or 4-LOM. One Dewback set between the two stores.

The Vintage Collection / Re: 2018 Vintage Collection Wave 1
« on: April 13, 2018, 02:01 PM »
Found this wave at both of the Targets I visited this morning, $12.99 each. I picked up Snoke, the Hoth trooper, and Rey. Man I love these cardbacks. The price stings, and I don't have a problem with the 5 POA stuff, but I sort of wish this was just the regular line.

Solo / Solo Store Finds and Recent Purchases
« on: April 13, 2018, 01:53 PM »
Seems like finds have been a little spotty according to the reports I've seen so far. I went to two Targets this morning, about mid morning, and had decent luck but there were some things I didn't see at all.

First Target had an end cap display, and nothing new in the aisle except for a Black Series Han that has been there since last weekend. They had some of the basic figures (picked up Qi'Ra, Chewie, and Range Trooper), one set of TVC (grabbed Snoke, Hoth Trooper, and Rey), and some Funko (grabbed Lando and the Target exclusive Han). They had a couple LEGO sets (bad guy speeder and TIE), but that was it so far. No two packs, vehicles of any size, or beast/deluxe packs.

My second Target stop (which we call the "little" Target), had no end cap but the aisle was fully stocked. They had most everything: basic figs, starter pack w/Han, both sized Falcons, two packs, deluxe beast packs, Han's speeder, etc. They also had a lone Black Series Dewback. They also had a full set of TVC, black series (no Tarkin or Lando), and the misc. nerf and Hot Wheels stuff. Also some LEGO.

As far as what I didn't see at all:

Mimban Stormtrooper (basic line)
Maz Kanata (basic line)
Wampa with Luke Skywalker
Chewbacca (Black Series Target Exclusive)
Grand Moff Tarkin (Black Series)
Any Black Series past the initial wave
LEGO Kessel Run Falcon
LEGO  Han Speeder

All in all I'm happy with my finds. I was really hoping to find that Black Series Chewie, but maybe he isn't out yet. I do sort of want the new Falcon toy, just because I like all things Falcon, but looking at it I just didn't want to spend $100 on it. I also sort of wanted to get the LEGO Falcon, but that should be no problem to pick up later. Biggest disappointment I think is not finding the Wampa set, honestly 🙂.  Also, it has been mentioned before, but it really is weird there is no Han in the basic assortment. At the first Target I was at (with the end cap), they didn't carry the Falcon, speeder, or starter pack yet, so you literally couldn't but a Han Solo figure from the Solo movie.

So this is supposed to possibly be out this Friday as well? I'm hoping so, although I haven't seen any "leaks" of this guy yet. I know it is probably mostly re-used, but it is kind of strange to see a main character like Chewie as a store exclusive.

Other Toy Lines / Your First Action Figure (Any Line)
« on: April 11, 2018, 01:41 PM »
Sometimes the memories can get a little fuzzy, but do any of you remember your first figure for your favorite lines? It seems like those toys/characters always hold a special place. Here's mine to the best of my memory:

Star Wars: Chewbacca (and I think Obi-Wan as well) - I remember getting these from friends of the family, who had a son around my age who was one of those kids who had almost everything. They shared the Star Wars love with these two figures. I don't remember if it was birthday or Christmas.

G.I. Joe ARAH: Duke - My first Joe was a birthday gift from one of my best friends, and the "Joe" kid of our class. He and his brother had a treasure trove of Joe stuff, and had a lot of fun playing at their house. Duke went on many a solo mission for awhile, but I remember thinking the fact that you could put in his backpack, binoculars, and helmet was pretty rad.

He-Man: He-Man and Battle Cat - Basically all my He-Man stuff came from my parents. I didn't get a ton of toys as a kid, but they must have saw something special with the MOTU stuff because I also ended up getting Grayskull, Snake Mountain, the Attack Trak, etc.

Transformers: Sideswipe - in my Easter basket one year. My first Transformer, and even though it isn't large, it was my biggest one as a kid.

Super Powers: Batman and Robin - Together, for my birthday. I remember asking a lot for these and the Batmobile leading up to my bday, never did get the Batmobile but hope to track one down eventually.

Secret Wars: Spider-Man

Thundercats: Panthro

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Solo (SPOILERS)
« on: April 11, 2018, 09:34 AM »
Just watching the trailer again, and although it is only a quick glimpse (and the Denny's commercial 😉), but I really like the looks of many of the aliens seen here. Hope we see figures of many of those.

Vintage Kenner / Best Vintage Figure Stands?
« on: April 10, 2018, 02:00 PM »
Apologies if this topic exists here somewhere, I didn't see it on a quick glance. I was just curious if anyone had specific recommendations for figure stands for vintage figures. I am finally getting close to my long delayed goal of having a complete loose run from Star Wars to ROTJ (hopefully the POTF stuff someday), and have started thinking about display. Anyways, I know there are plenty of options out there, but I just thought I'd check to see if any were better than the rest. I've seen lots of the plain circular stands in eBay, and also some rectangular ones with the Kenner logo as well. It may not make any difference, but I was wondering if some were a better fit than others.

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Solo (SPOILERS)
« on: April 9, 2018, 02:24 PM »
I know there can be a lot of negativity towards this movie, but I think it looks great so far and I can't wait. Hopefully it is a good time.

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