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Original Trilogy Collection / Re: Original Trilogy Collection
« on: April 2, 2004, 09:57 AM »
Good call Nataku, I wonder how many repack figures we'll end up having in the OTC when all is said and done.  Everything that has been said, printed, etc., has pointed to the Dagobah and Bespin waves being the only new ones in the line.  Maybe there will be a couple of year end surprises yet though.  I sure am glad they came up with the VOTC, because those figures have all looked great so far.  Hopfully they won't be as limited as they think, because they are definitely the highlight of the year....and one of the few "new" things we'll be getting the second part of this year.

I'm still not sure what to think of all the repacks.  I'd rather have new figures, but I will say I like the packaging of the OTC and it might even persuade me to pick up a few figures I already have...and I'm not even a carded collector.  Some of their choices for repacks don't look too bad, but if they are going to do it anyways there are some other ones they could add.  I'd like to see the POTJ Bespin Capture Han get re-released as wel, that was always one of my favorite figures.  Of course, I'm not condoning the re-releases either, I'd rather have new stuff too :).

TV-9D9 / Re: CLONE WARS Cartoon... Reactions
« on: April 2, 2004, 09:25 AM »
I really enjoyed last night's episode as well, the Yoda/Typho part was funny.  It was nice to see more of the droids and Padme too.  I really think that they are doing a great job with this micro series overall.  Sure, things can be a bit over the top sometimes, but I've been able to look past that just because the rest is so well done.  I really hope they release the series on DVD soon.  Hopefully this isn't the last we will see of Star Wars in animated form either.

Feedback / Re: OCB's feedback
« on: April 1, 2004, 04:59 PM »
Just completed another transaction with our boy Scott here.  It couldn't have gone any better.  He was nice enough to hook me up with the lone MOTU figure I wanted to get, Roboto, and was even nice enough to contact me about it in the first place.  Great communication, great packing, fast shipping...and even as a bonus he threw in four X-Men Mighty Beanz.  A heck of a guy, don't hesitate to do business with OCB.  Even if he does start you thinking about a new collection  ::)

Kubricks / Marvel Minimates
« on: April 1, 2004, 04:17 PM »
I think I have gathered from reading everyone's previous posts, but how many waves of Marvel Minimates are out so far?  Is it just the first three waves (with the 4th starting to show up?)  This line has always interested me, and I thought about seeing what (if anything) was available at our closest TRU this weekend.  I was just curious how far behind I was, I don't know a whole lot about the line yet.  From what I gather, these are the releases so far?

Wave 1
Yellow DD/Elektra
Bruce Banner/Hulk
Elektra (Black) - Chase

Wave 2
Damaged Spider-man/Venom
Green Goblin/Peter Parker-Spiderman
Spider-man (Black) - Chase
TRU Five Pack w/Rhino

Wave 3
Cyclops/Jean Grey
Cyclops (No Visor) - Chase

Aside from various other store-exclusive chases, is this all that is out (with Wave 4 maybe showing up now?)  Thanks for any advice/info everyone.

I just jumped over to RS boards to check that out......excellent reply Morgbug.  That is my thoughts exactly on this issue.  I know that it won't change his mind, but that isn't the point of it anyways.  Everyone has a right to their opinion, and he shouldn't be so high and mighty because other people still enjoy collecting "toys".  I agree, if there is a kid looking at Playskool (or really other Star Wars toys for that matter), I'm not going to zip in front of him and take it.  These are for kids, and if I want these things bad enough, I'll get them through ebay or some avenue that might not be available to the wee ones.  I do enjoy the Playskool line, and although we don't have any children yet, I have bought the OT sets (for me for now, for kids in the future).  I bought all of them off of ebay I believe, where I doubt kids are shopping....with the exception of the Millennium Falcon set.  There were four of these sitting in a local "farm store" here in town (Bomgaars), and I let them sit for a couple of months before finally breaking down and buying one of a bashed up box.  I just had to give you "props" on your reply, that was very well spoken and illustrated this side of it perfectly.

The Bullpen / Marvel Legends
« on: April 1, 2004, 12:04 PM »
Thanks for the opinions on the Spideys everyone, the ones mentioned were actually the ones I was thinking about too.  I haven't really kept up on Spidey Classics, is the Parachute one still able to be found in stores?  Maybe I'll take a look this weekend.  That Spidey in the Sinister Six box set looks nice too, I remember some of my comics as a kid having the webbing under the arms like that.  Part of me wants to start getting Spidey's baddies too, but I should probably stay away.  I always said "only X-Men", then "just this one super poseable movie Spidey", now its "well, it would be nice to have a comic version too".  Isn't that always how it goes? (at least with me it does sometimes).  Thanks again everyone for the info.

Saga '02-'04 / Re: SAGA Drying Up Again?
« on: April 1, 2004, 09:20 AM »
Just thought I would tell anyone that is interested, it appears has Ultra Jabba in stock for $9.96.  They also have the 12" Jedi Luke ($24.77) in stock as well.  Here is the link, hopefully it works, if not...just search in Toys for star wars.

Wal-Mart Star Wars

Feedback / Re: Mikey D's feedback
« on: April 1, 2004, 09:09 AM »
Just finished my first transaction with Mr. Mikey, and things could not have gone any better.  He went out of his way to find some stuff for me, and helped me get much closer to catching up with 2004 Saga stuff.  Great communication, super fast shipping, and a heck of a guy.  Don't hesitate to deal with Mikey D.

Watto's Junk Yard / Marvel Cards
« on: March 31, 2004, 03:18 PM »
Maybe a little off topic...but I wasn't sure where else to post this.  Did any of you ever collect the old Marvel cards?  My wife and I were cleaning/organizing a back closet and I found a box of these.  I used to be big into both baseball/football/basketball card collecting, and comics around the same time, and I have a fair amount of these cards from 1990 and 1991.  I still kind of enjoy looking through them, helps me to learn more about several Marvel characters/teams that I don't know as well.  I must have bought quite a few, I have a lot of doubles and triples :P.  Anyways, just wondering if any of you had/have these?

Watto's Junk Yard / New Batmobile
« on: March 31, 2004, 09:43 AM »
Courtesy of a post by MisterPL over at GH....there appears to be pics up over at the Batman Begins site of the new Batmobile.  It is a little different take than in the past, but the reactions I have read so far seem pretty positive on it.  I've really got high hopes for this movie...we need a good Batman movie again.  You can check out his new wheels here:

Batman Begins Batmobile

The Bullpen / Marvel Legends
« on: March 30, 2004, 04:29 PM »
Quick question for your Marvel collectors....which do you feel is the best version of Spidey (from the various lines).  While out shopping a few months back, I picked up the super-poseable version from the Spidey 2 movie, just because I always wanted to have a nice Spidey figure (to go along with the Marvel Legends figs).  Is there a better (maybe comic-based) version out there?  Or is the one I have not too bad of one to represent Spidey.  I wouldn't mind getting a comic version someday possibly, but I wasn't sure which was the best.  If you have any opinions, I'd be happy to hear them.

I guess I do now see that the site has some summaries of some of the X-Comics out there right now, as well as team rosters.  It is hard to keep up anymore with all the different X-Men characters, teams, comics, etc.  Might be better off sticking to Spidey or Bats  :D

Thanks for the recommendation Mikey, I might have to see if I can pick that up.  I've always been a Spidey fan, and from what I hear, this is the best comic of the character.  I'm also an X-Fan, but I'm not sure which comic is the "best" out there right now.  When I was reading, I mainly read Uncanny (years ago...)...but I know there are several versions now (Uncanny, Ultimate, New).  It is hard to keep track of them all.  I don't even know if my favorite characters (Beast, well as Cyclops, Wolverine, Nightcrawler, etc.) are in the same comics anymore.  I have also heard that Colossus is no longer around, except in alternate universes.  Anyways, thanks for the recommendations, I appreciate it because I really know little to nothing about comics anymore.  And, when I was younger, it was basically just the faves....X-Men, Spidey, Batman, and Justice League/Super Friends...although I do remember having some of those "Marvel Cards" that helped me learn a little more about other Marvel Characters.  I don't know how crazy my wife would be about my buying comics anyways...and I do already collect "toys" I guess :P...but I did enjoy reading the comics that came with my Legends figures, so that's a start :).

Watto's Junk Yard / The Adventures of Seinfeld and Superman
« on: March 30, 2004, 10:19 AM »
Just saw this this morning, they are doing a series of "web ads" for American Express.  If you like Seinfeld, or Superman, they are kind of funny.  I've always been a fan of both.  They had a little "interview" on the Today Show this morning promoting this, where they talked about when they killed Superman off in the comics (he wasn't too pleased about that :P)  You can check them out here, I think there is only one up so far (as well as a preview of the next one) with more to come:

Adventures of Seinfeld and Superman

Thanks for the replies everyone, I enjoy seeing your faves and opinions from the comic world too.  I remember really enjoying the comics as a kid, but like I said earlier, I think the last time I bought one was around 90-91ish.  I have gone back and forth and thought about subscribing to one or two, or just picking them up, but I'm not sure if I will do that or not.  I'm waaaay out of it as far as storylines, etc. go, and I'd have to start fresh I think.  I've heard basically nothing but good things about Ultimate Spider-man, so that was one I well as an X-Men comic (maybe Ultimate X-Men?, I don't know which is the best).  Then, of course, there's always the Star Wars comics too.  Thanks for posting everyone, its always fun to learn more about everyone's favorites....past or present.

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