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Modern Classifieds / WTB: DCUC Starfire
« on: September 28, 2011, 12:00 PM »
Not sure if anyone here has one that they are looking to get rid of, but I'm looking for a loose DCUC Starfire figure for our daughter.  I know it came in the somewhat rare Matty 2-Pack (with Adam Strange), so it might not be real likely anyone has an extra, but just thought I'd ask.  Thanks!

Watto's Junk Yard / Shatner: Star Trek vs. Star Wars
« on: September 28, 2011, 09:35 AM »
I wasn't sure where to post this, so if it belongs somewhere other than its own thread I'm sorry.  Just saw this video this morning, with William Shatner comparing Star Trek and Star Wars:

Other Collectibles / Star Wars Trading Cards
« on: September 7, 2011, 09:05 PM »
I guess this could cover any number of card sets/series through the years (I'm sure there is even something going currently that I'm not aware of), but I guess I'm thinking primarily of the vintage card sets.  Does anyone here have or collect these?  This is one of those items (alongside the actual vintage figure line and the BK glasses) that really bring back that SW nostalgia for me.  I didn't have a ton of them when I was a kid, and most of the ones I did have were ROTJ - but between myself and a friend of mine we had a pretty decent collection.  I did replace and complete my ROTJ (Series 1) set a few years back, and always wanted to eventually get all of the vintage (US) Topps sets.  It was sort of a way to "relive" the movie as a kid, and I always enjoyed them.  Anyways, I've just been starting to look into them again on ebay (and, does anyone else know of another resource?).  I guess, prior to researching them online a bit, that I wasn't even aware that so many sets existed for the three movies.

Modern Classifieds / FS - Gentle Giant Mini Busts
« on: September 6, 2011, 12:06 PM »
Just a few mini busts for sale, if anyone is interested.  All are still in their boxes, prices don't include shipping:

GG Mini Busts Jawas 2 Pack (891/7000) - $22
GG Mini Bust Admiral Ackbar (492/4000) - $22
GG Mini Bust Plo Koon - $15

Modern Classifieds / FS: SDCC Indiana Jones "Lost Wave" Set
« on: September 6, 2011, 12:00 PM »
Although I thought I had only ordered one of these sets via HTS, I was surprised when two of them arrived on my doorstep awhile back.  Just offering it up for anyone who was unable to get one either at SDCC or online.  Cost ($65) plus shipping, and I can open the "big box" to ship just the figures if you would rather.  Payment via PayPal preferred, thanks for looking!  PM if interested.

Vintage Kenner / Vintage Figure Release Dates?
« on: August 5, 2011, 01:39 PM »
I know the toy business was an entirely different world back in the vintage days, but I was curious if the "movie" lines had any sort of release timeframes like they do today.  Obviously, we all know the story about how they didn't have anything ready to go for the original Star Wars (leading to the Early Bird stuff), but I know they were more prepared for ESB and ROTJ.  I was curious if those toy lines were released prior to the movie (as they are today), or later on, or what.  I remember buying them as a kid (particularly with ROTJ), but can't remember anything about timeframe.  Was there any sort of release schedule back then when the OT was being released?

The Bullpen / Marvel Mighty Beanz
« on: July 31, 2011, 12:00 PM »
Does anyone here buy the Marvel Mighty Beanz?  Our daughter was interested in them and got some for her b-day, and we've since been picking up some of the packs that are being clearanced out at Target.  Needless to say, she's getting a lot of duplicates.  I don't know if they are discontinuing the Marvel portion or not, since it is on clearance.  I know there have also been a couple different incarnations of these, but she's been "collecting" the newer ones.  Also, if anyone here does buy these and happens to have an extra Invisible Woman they'd like to sell, let me know.  Sue Storm is her favorite character, and we haven't been able to get one so far.  They seem pretty reasonable on ebay as well, but I thought I would check here first.

Other Collectibles / Star Wars Glasses
« on: July 31, 2011, 11:58 AM »
I thought there was already a thread for this, but I didn't see it (or missed it).  Anyways, anyone here collect the Star Wars glasses (vintage BK, or the modern Target ones).  I know it has been a few years now since we've seen any of these, but I guess due to the nostalgia factor I was always a big fan of them.  I've still got three left to pick up from the vintage line at some point.  I was just curious, for those of you that have them, do you use them?  Are they on display, or in the rotation from the cupboard?  I picked up a few extras of the Target ones on clearance (Han, Luke, Obi-Wan) that we use, but that's about it.  I don't know that I'd use the BK ones necessarily, but I was looking at this lineup of plastic Target glasses and thought it was silly to not be using them.  Anyways, kind of a silly question, but just wondering if anyone collects these glasses and if so, do you use them?

The Bullpen / The Amazing Spider-Man: The Toys
« on: July 20, 2011, 11:39 AM »
USA Today has a preview up of the first figures from the Amazing Spider-Man (movie).  I guess it will be on display at SDCC, possibly at preview night tonight.

Well of the Souls / Indy on Blu-ray!
« on: July 7, 2011, 08:52 PM »
While looking at the updated pictures of the Star Wars Blu Ray set, it got me to thinking when Indy would be on the radar.  After we get this SW mega set, the Indy "OT" is really my biggest want as far as blu rays go.  I didn't think we had heard any news on it yet, but I just caught this line in the Star Wars SDCC info:

5:00-6:00 2011-2012: The Golden Age of Blu-ray?óWith such titles as Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Ben-Hur, Jurassic Park, Jaws, Citizen Kane, Lawrence of Arabia, Titanic, and Raiders of the Lost Ark on the way, could this be Blu-ray's Golden Age? Panelists Bill Hunt, Adam Jahnke, and Todd Doogan of The Digital, along with BD producers Charles de Lauzirika (Transformers: Dark of the Moon, The Amazing Spider-Man, Prometheus, Crave) and Cliff Stephenson (Rambo, The Expendables, Crank 2, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance), Warner Home Video's George Feltenstein (senior vice president, theatrical catalog marketing) and othere discuss the subject, hold Q&A, and offer giveaways. Room 5AB

I don't know if that is an announcement that I missed, or if it just slipped through, but reading that it looks as if Raiders of the Lost Ark is at least planned for BD release sometime soon.  If that is the case, maybe they are releasing them one at a time, instead of in box set form (for some reason).

Watto's Junk Yard / Batman v Superman / Justice League / DC Movies
« on: March 29, 2011, 03:41 PM »
The word is that WB is again in the process of developing a Justice League movie, with the script currently in the works.  According to this interview (at the link), it sounds like both Flash and WW are in development as well (which we knew about Flash), but the JL movie may come first (following Batman 3 and Superman next year).  They also mention that they'll have to "reinvent" Batman following Nolan's third film in 2012 (but with Nolan still on as a producer).

The Vintage Collection / What Would Be "The End" For You?
« on: March 28, 2011, 11:48 AM »
I know we've discussed before how much longer the line might last, but I was curious what would bring about "the end" of Hasbro Star Wars for you?  I started thinking about this again while my wife was asking me how much longer they would be making this stuff (which, when you think about it, it is crazy how long this has gone on).  I know some have already stopped due to boredom, feeling complete, prices, or something else.  I expect we are seeing more people cut back or stop completely as we approach $10 figures.  Plus, honestly - at least on the movie side of things - we're starting to get a pretty complete lineup.

I'm guessing we'll see movie figures at least through the 3D releases, and probably a little (or long) beyond that.  The CW line will be there as long as the show is on I'm sure, and some form of Legends is likely as well.  For me personally, I think I'm probably in until they stop making figures from the movies.  There are still some things I want to see (resculpts, all-new, etc.) that I hope they get to over the next 3-5 years, but overall the collection is getting pretty complete at this point, with some pretty nice figures.  Although I do collect some of the CW line, I think I'd use the stop of the movie stuff as a good place to jump ship.  I'd probably pick something up here or there if it was spiffy enough, or I'd move on to something else I'm interested (likely Marvel/DC stuff).  I've collected something (whether it was sports cards, comic books, or action figures) about as long as I can remember, and I think I'd probably continue on in some capacity - or maybe move on to other areas of SW collection (or finally finish my vintage collection).

Anyways, I think the end of the movie line (barring any new movies), would probably be the point where I would stop.  I guess this is providing that the movie stuff doesn't carry on another 20 years for some reason.  Unless the figures somehow took another huge leap in quality (like POTF2 era to now), I can't see continuing to re-buy these same characters again and again, if the line somehow went on that long.  Depending on how the line is handled, I can't see how they wouldn't have the remaining wants pretty well covered in the next five years - at least going by our "top 10" lists and my own personal hopes.  When is your stopping point?

The Bullpen / Gentle Giant Marvel
« on: March 15, 2011, 08:53 PM »
Just noticed this news while checking through some sites tonight.  Sounds like GG will be having a number of products from the Marvel Universe (similar to SW), including busts, statues, bookends, life size pieces, etc.  Kind of cool.  I know there are a lot of companies out there that do this sort of thing for Marvel already, but as I've gotten older I've been more drawn to statues/etc. and I'm anxious to see what GG can do.

Vintage Kenner / Do You Display Your Vintage Figures?
« on: March 8, 2011, 01:55 PM »
I wasn't sure exactly how to title this, but I was just curious for those of you who have a vintage collection (or are actively pursuing one), do you have it displayed?  I'm still in the process of completing a loose vintage collection (my overall collecting goal for now), but it is something that has gotten put on the backburner recently with losing my job, working part-time, higher prices, other interests, etc.  I'm hoping to get back to picking a few more figures up here and there this year, and started thinking about how to display them.  Right now, the figures I do have are just baggied and in a rubbermaid box for now.  I get them out and look at them every once in awhile, but don't really have them set up and on display.

Ultimately, I'd like to (down the road) have a display similar to some I've seen on here (Scott's comes to mind, and I think there are others) where you have the vintage lineup and then their best-made modern counter parts next to them or opposite them.  I've often thought that if I had to pack up all this stuff some day, or sell some off, that if I only had a small display I'd like to have at least that stuff out.  The vintage line is what started it all for many of us, and still holds the most nostalgia for me.  Anyways, just wondering how many of you have your vintage stuff on display (or if you want to share pics, that's great too).

Hall of Justice / DC Direct Green Lantern Movie Products
« on: February 10, 2011, 02:05 PM »
Pics up of several nifty looking GL Movie items from DC Direct.

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