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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / The Future of the Clone Wars Toy Line?
« on: February 13, 2012, 08:54 PM »
I was just reading through one of the reports at JTA, and it sounds like the overall feeling from Hasbro is that the Clone Wars line will continue to see about 20 figures a year through the duration of the 3D releases.  They mentioned it being considered more of a "sub line" now, and they would be very careful about what characters were included.  They did admit to a dip in the ratings of the show (although I think I've enjoyed this season much more than last year).  I'd be curious if the show would even be on the air (new episodes at least) for another 6 years, that's a long time for a cartoon these days.  I think usually once they hit the 52 number, they often wrap things up (or change the name), although there are exceptions.  Anyways, sounds like CW will be run very similar to the way things are this year - barring a disaster with the 3D releases I guess.

The Original Trilogy / George Lucas: "Han Never Shot First"
« on: February 9, 2012, 05:58 PM »
Ok, he's just trying to irritate fans now, right? :)

Other Toy Lines / NECA's E.T. the Extra Terrestrial Figures
« on: January 20, 2012, 02:16 PM »
This might be old news, but I just saw this today:

A new line of E.T. figures, which is supposed to hit sometime in March.  They don't look too bad.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Clone Wars - Best of 2011
« on: December 20, 2011, 08:58 PM »
That time of year again, just curious what everyone enjoyed the most from the 2011 CW line.  It seems like this line has really come into its own lately, and its too bad it is getting so little attention in 2012.  I can't remember exactly what wave kicked off the year, but looking at the "Shadows of the Dark Side" packaging change, here's some of my favorites since then:

Pre Vizla
Aurra Sing
Flamethrower Clonetrooper
Boba Fett
Shaak Ti
Mando Warrior
Savage Oppress (Armored)

I don't think I really picked up many (any?) of the vehicles this year, at least not for some time.  I did get the deluxe set Y-Wing Bomber thing, which was pretty neat.

The Vintage Collection / 2011 "Best Of" The Vintage Collection
« on: December 20, 2011, 08:47 PM »
I figured it was about that time again, always fun to read what everyone enjoyed the most from the past year.  A lot of good stuff from the vintage collection - from basic figures to new or updated beasts/vehicles.  I have to go back and look at the list to remember everything that came out this year, lots of nice stuff.

Hall of Justice / DC Universe All-Stars
« on: November 7, 2011, 08:56 PM »
Looks like this is the name of the "post DCUC" 6" line coming from Mattel.  Matty posted news on their site showing the first wave:

Matty News

They show Larfleeze, Flashpoint Plastic Man, Superboy Prime, and Batman Beyond.

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.

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