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^ I agree with that. I'm not at all impressed with the 5POA figures or vehicles, and the Falcon was a letdown, but I'm really interested in this line. Really digging the AOTC and ROTS vehicles, since we didn't get any Micro Machines for those movies.

Was a price on this listed? I didn't see it in the RS article. I find myself much more interested in Micro Machines than figures these days.

Received the Endor wave, and the OT Mission Series sets from HTS today. Yoda and the Hoth Han and Luke are works of art, but the Endor wave really leaves me cold. Even the POTF2 versions were better than these clunkers.

I'm hoping the $8 figures are middle-of-the-road on articulation, in that they offer figures with waists and elbows again.

Picked up Bespin Han, Skiff Lando, and X-Wing Luke from WM today. Kinda disappointed Lando's helmet is glued in place. Dang near tore the head off before seeing the glue.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Transformers
« on: March 13, 2015, 11:54 PM »
The Leader class Jetfire is available on Hasbro Toy Shop's eBay store for $22. I had to pick it up for that price. Also, the Generations Nightbeat is on sale for $7.50.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Transformers
« on: February 15, 2015, 03:52 PM »
I'm sure they meant "official." The back of the box said this is 18" tall, and weren't all the third party ones about two feet tall when combined? But it's better than forking over $600 for one of those.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Transformers
« on: February 13, 2015, 07:06 PM »
Titan Devastator!

Titan Devastator is expected to retail for $149.99 and will feature all six Constructicons transforming and combining into the "largest Combiner Transformer ever".


The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Legends
« on: February 11, 2015, 11:13 PM »
Cedar Falls, IA. Specifically, Wal-Mart. They must be early on their reset, since I never find these early.

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Legends
« on: February 10, 2015, 11:37 PM »
Found the new Avengers series at WM tonight. I picked up the Witch, since the Toy Biz one was awful, but they all looked great. Thor looks really neat, and I might end up building Odin.

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.

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