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Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: February 12, 2014, 01:12 AM »
I saw you had some back-and-forth with them on Twitter asking about the accessories with the Aliens.  I like what I'm hearing so far. 

Looks like BBTS has the Alien up for pre-order now at $20.  I should probably throw one on the PoL.


Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: February 11, 2014, 01:12 AM »
I saw those all over Twitter today.  They look excellent.  Never heard of that company before but I see they have some WWII military figures and whatnot.  Looks about on 21st Century quality, maybe a little better.  The Aliens figures look really good.  And I'm with you on the Colonial Marines figures.

I don't know what kind of price point that company has or if they're in the US market (other than online).


Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: February 10, 2014, 02:10 AM »
Out of all the pics I looked at I thought the Rocketeer and the Nightmare figures probably looked the best.  I didn't care for the Predator figures either and I had high hopes for those.


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: X-Men/Wolverine Movies
« on: January 29, 2014, 11:55 AM »
IIRC there was also a heating factor involved.  The sword that the Silver Samurai used had a heated blade but I don't recall right now if that was what he eventually used to cut off the claws.  But once he did cut them, he drilled into the bone marrow, as mentioned.  And, after the battle was over, the bone regrew but without the adamantium.

I'm just assuming the trailer/photos from DoFP are either an out-of-time Logan or Magneto helped him out somewhere. 

I actually liked The Wolverine but really dislike Wolverine Origins.


Tomb Raider came out in 1996, years before Jolie became a household name.

And Rhona Mitra was one of the first Lara Croft models, before she became a household name.


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Television Thread
« on: January 13, 2014, 04:17 PM »
I watched Helix this weekend.  It had some interesting things going for it but in general it feels like I've already seen it.  Shady lab head, disease outbreak, mole, incompetent doctors, a "secure" facility that's anything but...  I don't see what it's going to bring that's "new" yet.


Other Toy Lines / Re: 2014: What Are You Collecting?
« on: December 28, 2013, 09:27 PM »
I knew this thread would be coming up soon. 

For me, I don't know.  I'm so over pretty much everything Hasbro is putting out that I will probably only pick up Star Wars figures and vehicles that fall into my focus, AT-AT Driver and Republic Gunship, and maybe the odd Yoda figure.  Same pretty much goes for all the license holders, Lego, Sideshow, Gentle Giant, etc.

I bought series 2 of the GI Joe Club figures so I'll be getting them along with 2014's subscription figures but I'm out on the Con sets and unless Hasbro wows me with something (12") for the 50th anniversary I probably won't be buying anything else.

Lego?  Maybe a set or two, no specific line, but I say that then never buy much unless it's on deep clearance and I'm speculating on it.

Other stuff?  Maybe a figure here and there from Onell Design or the Four Horsemen and I'm in on the Eaglemoss Star Trek ship subscription for the year, at least.  Probably a few more Hot Wheels cars that are related to movies/tv shows I like and that's about it.

I'm kind of uninterested in collecting these days and the prospect of Hasbro and other shops ramping up for Episode VII in 2015 annoys me more than anything.  I'm more in a thin the collection mood than build it.  We'll see what Toy Fair has to offer but I'm not holding out that I'll see anything, from any company, that will excite me.


Joe Defender / Re: 2014 Club Membership Figures/Vehicle
« on: December 23, 2013, 01:27 AM »
I'm actually pretty excited about Cross Country and the HAVOC especially since they're using the Snow Cat design, which I like.

I'll end up with both figures and add-ons this year.

I'm not up for either of the Convention sets, though.  Maybe I'll change my mind on the 12" set once we see it but from the announcement the only thing I'd really be interested in is the 3.75" Colton figure coming with it...which will probably be easier to get than the carded version they're going to sell.


Middle Earth / Re: LOTR LEGO
« on: December 4, 2013, 10:52 AM »
I think Lego offers free shipping on anything over $75 pretty much all the time now.  Some of these larger sets, and the ones that are Lego exclusives, don't get discounted very often and usually not when they're brand new like the Tower or the new Ewok village.  But if they're around for a while you might see a discount.

What can end up as a better deal is if you're a VIP member you can pick sets like this up and during their specials get double or even triple VIP rewards points which then lets you save money later.  Two weeks ago on Saturday they did a 1 day triple VIP offering so I ordered the Rancor set and a couple polybags.  There was tax on the order but they were also doing a free shipping promo (I didn't hit $75 but they may have lowered it to a $50 threshold during that offer) so I didn't pay any more than I would have at retail.  Plus, the 221 VIP points will get me a decent $10 discount later on.


There are a couple interesting things in there.  Seems like a pretty ambitious list compared to what Hasbro's done lately.  Some of them make sense for showing up in the Rebels show but some of the Saga listings don't, not with only a year (basically) left before Hasbro needs to cut back some to launch a new film line.


Joe Defender / Re: GI Joe Retaliation - The Toys!
« on: October 2, 2013, 01:46 AM »
Blind Master and Jinx just arrived from my HTS pre-orders.  Decent looking figures but I haven't opened them yet.


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: September 21, 2013, 07:30 PM »
I ended up seeing Elysium.  I was a little tired going in and actually zoned out a couple times during the movie so that's sort of an indication of how interesting it was at times.

It was okay, glad I didn't pay for it, though. 


Joe Defender / Re: GI Joe Retaliation - The Toys!
« on: September 19, 2013, 04:19 PM »
I stopped over to RS and found on their Joe forum where people reported seeing a few newer items at Walmart as well.  I really didn't expect that to happen as I haven't seen a WM or Target that left Joe on the planogram.

I've also seen reports of full cases of Roadblock or Snake Eyes showing up at TRU.  Apparently Hasbro thought that would be okay with us, proving once again they're ******* idiots.


Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: September 18, 2013, 11:55 PM »
Did anyone see Elysium and have any comment on it?  Or Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters? 

I was going to skip both but I have a free ticket that expires the end of the month and nothing opening this week or next looks any more interesting to me so figured I'd catch one of these if they're any good.


Joe Defender / Re: GI Joe Retaliation - The Toys!
« on: September 18, 2013, 02:55 PM »
Where is this mythical Walmart?


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