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Middle Earth / Re: The Hobbit - Toy Line
« on: December 2, 2012, 02:33 PM »
I was going to grab Gandalf and Legolas, but I have so many of them from Toy Biz I didn't want any more. Though I'll probably grab them anyway.

Middle Earth / Re: The Hobbit - Toy Line
« on: December 2, 2012, 12:36 PM »
Found a big display of these at K-Mart like Jesse mentioned (thanks for the heads up!), so that was nice. Grabbed the 6" versions of Bilbo, Thorin, and Tauriel, and I have to admit, the 4" line looked great. Gandalf and Gollum were like little works of art, so I'll probably go back and grab some of those now.  ::)

The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: December 1, 2012, 11:33 PM »

Got my cases of wave 5 and 7 from BBTS this week. Finished for the year, except for Sandstorm Leia and the 501st Trooper.

Got this email the other day:

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

This is going out to everyone who subscribed to the GI Joe Collectors' Club Figure Subscription Service.

If any of you have moved since you placed your subscription order it's time for you to update your new address!

Please click here to log in and check your account!

We are anticipating that the first two figure shipment will ship before Christmas so that means you have until December 2nd to update your address. After that date, we do not guarantee that your shipment will go the correct address.

In order to get all of the orders out the door in one week, we need to start the printing and prep for all of the orders we received starting on December 3rd.

Provided that our shipment from China is not delayed, we are working on getting all orders out the door before Christmas. We will hopefully start sending them out the week before Christmas.

For those of you who have purchased on the installment plan, we anticipate that the second billing will take place in mid-January so we will give you updates as soon as we know the final schedule.

Thanks for all of your support and we hope you have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season!


PS. If you have any questions, you can use the link at the bottom of the log in page to contact customer service.

So I have to ask: reveal the figures we get in this thread, or start a spinoff spoiler thread?

Middle Earth / Re: The Hobbit - Toy Line
« on: November 27, 2012, 07:08 PM »
I found a 5-pack of Bilbo, Thorin, Fili, Kili, and Dwalin  at Barnes & Noble today, so if you guys are looking, you might try there.

I'm pretty surprised at the lack of retailers carrying these. I'm personally not interested in the 4" line, but the 6" line, well, I'd like to see them.

Joe Defender / Re: Look at what I just got or have thread
« on: November 20, 2012, 04:39 PM »
Attended the Assembly Required con in Des Moines last weekend. It was a blast, and I got some cool swag to boot:

A bunch of perfectly mint vintage Joes: Quick Kick, Budo, Falcon, Jinx, Cobra Commander, Toxo-Viper, Techno-Viper, and Laser Viper. The full cards were a bonus, and none of these cost more than $12.

But the best part was these two:

JoeCon 2011 Python Tele-Viper I bought from one of the dealers, then a preproduction Retaliation Sneak Attack Storm Shadow! (At least I think that's what Hasbro is going to call it.) I won it in the raffle, so that was a pretty sweet bonus.

If you're in the area, I'd make the drive to next year's gathering. It's small for now, but the deals to be had on vintage and modern are incredible, plus the store hosting it (Jay's CD & Hobby) is one of the neatest places I've ever been.

The Vintage Collection / Re: TRU Vintage Box Millennium Falcon
« on: November 17, 2012, 05:33 PM »
Bought one of these bad boys today. Had a 15% off coupon which made the price what I expected to pay, so I couldn't pass it up.

Now, to find a place to put it. It's still in my trunk since the box is so huge.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Vintage Collection Wave 12 (2012 Wave 3)
« on: November 15, 2012, 04:09 AM »
Found a case of this wave at my local Target. Figures I'd find this wave after I bought a INC for $20 shipped on ebay, but at least I have that dude carded and loose now.

Joe Defender / Re: G.I. Joe Convention 2012
« on: November 13, 2012, 11:38 PM »
The Club just announced a second run of the Operation: Bear Trap set. Thinking about getting it, but $360 plus shipping... :P

Other Toy Lines / Re: Modern Masters of the Universe
« on: November 13, 2012, 11:17 PM »
Looks like Mattel got all their needed preorders for CG, so game on. The preorder's been extended through January 4th if you want order one.

The Vintage Collection / Re: K-Mart Vintage Ewok/AT-ST Driver 2-Packs
« on: November 13, 2012, 11:26 AM »
Finally found these Sunday. And they were still on sale, which was an even better deal.

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: November 13, 2012, 11:24 AM »
Picked up Scubahsoka, Obi-Wan, and Rex at my local Target. I was shocked, since they haven't restocked anything since February.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Transformers Live Action Movies
« on: November 9, 2012, 10:56 PM »
He's certainly more credible as the lead in an action movie than LaBeef was.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Disney want to buy Hasbro?
« on: November 8, 2012, 02:36 AM »
I wouldn't think Transformers, GI Joe, and My Little Pony would be intellectual properties Disney would be interested in. Maybe not today, but someday after they've gobbled everything else up.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Disney Buys LFL; Announces Episode 7
« on: November 4, 2012, 07:34 PM »
Either Johnston or Spielberg would be my pick for 7, after that it's anyone's game. Neil Blomkamp (District 9) would be a great choice too, at least IMO.

The score is another thing. Michael Giacchino would be great, but since he's got Star Trek, somebody else should get a shot.

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