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Other Toy Lines / Re: 2015: What Are You Collecting?
« on: January 21, 2015, 12:08 AM »
Still trying to collect Star Wars. Still somewhat successful, except for not being able to find Doallyn. I cherry pick the 6" guys, but after seeing how Hasbro cheaped out on Vader and Yoda, I might stop with those.

GI Joe- Hasbro just appointed a new brand manager for this line, and in an interview with the Club, started talking about figures and vehicles (!) but we'll have to wait and see. If it turns out to be 2.5" stuff like the Avengers/Marvel stuff, there could be a lot of incredibly disappointed collectors.

Transformers- The rumors for stuff this year will make this interesting. There's a $150 Devastator in TRU computers, for starters...

MOTUC- I've cherry picked for years now, and will continue to do so until the end. There's supposed to be a "huge" announcement at Toy Fair, and I'm left wondering what it could be.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« on: December 30, 2014, 05:31 PM »
Star Trek Fast and Furious

Orci out of the director's chair, Justin Lin is the new director. Also, Paramount has a release date of July 2016, so I guess this is going to be their guy.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Black Friday Scores
« on: November 29, 2014, 01:09 AM »
Picked up the Godzilla and Gravity Blu-Rays at Best Buy for $8 each. Also scored AC/DC's Ballbreaker CD for $4, one I didn't have.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Transformers
« on: November 23, 2014, 08:14 PM »
TRU is running a 20% off sale on all Transformers this week. My local store restocked Masterpiece Prowl, so I picked him up for $55. Closer to what I think these are actually worth, so that was great. Was Sideswipe supposed to drop this year too, or did he get pushed back?

Picked up Luke, Vader, and Chewie over the last couple of weeks. Glad I can stop going to Walgreens now, at least for a while.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Bar's open! What'll you have...?
« on: August 13, 2014, 11:52 PM »

Up the irons, and down the hatch!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A thread about concerts.
« on: August 13, 2014, 11:41 PM »
Darby and I are headed to Des Moines next week for KISS and Def Leppard. It's been almost 14 years since I last saw KISS, so I'm pumped for it.

Joe Defender / Re: 50th Anniversary Line
« on: August 3, 2014, 02:23 PM »
Picked up the Eagle's Edge and Heated Battle sets this weekend. Really disappointed in them.

I got my pick of paint apps, and did the best I could, but when I got them open, I discovered stuck joints and loose legs on Leatherneck and Destro, the only reasons I bought this stuff. The HEAT Viper I got fared OK, but there's a lot of missing paint in the purple areas, and the orange/yellow is a different shade from torso to arms/legs to head.

Pretty miserable showing for the 50th Anniversary, and I guess I figured how Hasbro managed to sell 3 figures for $20.

Modern Classifieds / Star Wars 6" Black Series For Sale
« on: July 23, 2014, 11:14 PM »

Joe Defender / Re: 50th Anniversary Line
« on: July 6, 2014, 04:59 PM »

They've hit ebay finally. Hopefully, these are factory rejects, because Leatherneck and Lady Jaye are looking pretty naff. Though it's good to see that the wave 2 stuff is getting produced.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A thread about concerts.
« on: June 16, 2014, 09:58 PM »
Darby, Matt R., and myself are headed to the opening night of Queen & Adam Lambert in Chicago on Thursday. I'm really looking forward to it, having recently seen the stage...

Did y'all see this?

AT-RT Driver and Republic Trooper axed; Ree-Yees and Doallyn 1x per case. Reminds me of those awful case packs that killed the Indiana Jones line.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Transformers
« on: June 7, 2014, 02:28 PM »
That third-party stuff could be a slippery slope. I guess if I stayed limited to MP-sized stuff, it's possible, but I think I'd buy the Encore Fort Max before Not-Slag or Quake Wave.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Transformers
« on: June 6, 2014, 12:52 PM »
Picked up Masterpiece Grimlock this morning. My local store had at least five on the shelf, so maybe Hasbro and TRU have figured out that actually having enough of these for everybody is a license to print money.

Other than that, I'm glad to have it. Not the first Grimlock in my collection, but the first that's properly sized.  :)

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