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Re: Acid Rain - by Ori Toy
« Reply #105 on: October 25, 2016, 11:06 PM »
My 3 came in...  man the snow deco isn't that high on my list of wants, but this armor is all kind of kick ass.  It is actually applied like armor, and over top of a basic figure torso, so this was I'm sure something that economically helped them keep costs down while basically giving us a new figure for all intents and purposes.  It's really a neat figure and the cargo box packaging?  It's functional, they stack upon each other and kind of "lock" together so they can't just slip off of one another with a bump to a shelf...  It's awesome.  The handles on the box are sized perfectly to the Laurel's hands too, absolutely perfectly, so that they fit quite well and look badass like they're loading the boxes aboard a ship or something.

I have a hankering for more of these guys now, but I really hope they mix up deco and give us some green, black, tan/sand, and other deco choices.  I'd even dig some "urban" ones that the box is maybe a different color and the trooper is maybe more of a police deco like riot troops or something.

If I have a complaint at all, it's a lack of functioning holsters/sheaths and removable parts from weapons.  In this case a removable bayonet would've been cool and a sheath for it even cooler.  Likewise though, ALL these figures could use a pistol with a holster as an extra plus.

But if it meant giving up the box, I'll take the cargo box any day of the week.  Lacks deco, but is instant diorama fodder.
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Re: Acid Rain - by Ori Toy
« Reply #106 on: November 17, 2016, 12:23 AM »
As per the front page, Acid Rain is going to space with its story...

It makes them all the more fitting in a Star Wars scene.  Seems like a lot of Industrial sci fi looking stuff is on the horizon!

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Re: Acid Rain - by Ori Toy
« Reply #107 on: November 17, 2016, 08:21 AM »
Will there be aliens? Please tell me there will be aliens!

I can't get into a line that is solely human centric, but throw some weirdo alien goons in there and I'm down.  :)
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Re: Acid Rain - by Ori Toy
« Reply #108 on: November 17, 2016, 08:46 PM »
Since Star Wars is like a solid 80% humans it seems, I'm ok with this not being alien focused...  I'd highly doubt any aliens are involved.  While it's a scifi line, it's more post apocalyptic than anything.  There are mutated humans coming, a droid(s), and sci-fi industrial stuff, but aliens probably won't be a part of any of the line if I were to guess. 

Guys in space suits that look like zero G construction workers though?  Good bet!  :D
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Re: Acid Rain - by Ori Toy
« Reply #109 on: November 21, 2016, 06:12 PM »
https://www.instagram.com/p/BNB3-r3gX_x/?taken-by=acidrainworld

Working flanges for the astronaut guys?  I'm intrigued!  At least the thumb appears to grip.  These are very Japanese looking in their inspiration with a little bit of the Alien franchise mixed in too.
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Re: Acid Rain - by Ori Toy
« Reply #110 on: November 27, 2016, 11:56 PM »
http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=TNAR1520S&id=JE-405087801

The ONE Acid Rain toy I was meh about went on sale and got me to cave and buy!  Wish I had more $ at the moment because I think I'd pick up 2x more and customize them into normal decos.
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Re: Acid Rain - by Ori Toy
« Reply #111 on: March 13, 2017, 07:30 PM »
EE has the pre-orders up for 3 things from Acid Rain...


Space Prison Astronaut


Laurel "Corpse" (Rusted destroyed Laurel with a "dead pilot" action figure)


Abridon "Puppet" Soldier (android)

Expensive?  You betcha.  The Space Prisoner Astronaut is a whopping $40 for a FIGURE.  That's even cutting into my buying as I wanted to buy like 6 of those...  I cut it down to 3.  The Abridon Android is $29.99 which is meh, but these are the first army builders for the "enemy" team here, so that's cool.

The Laurel Corpse I've not yet pre-ordered.  I'm debating that one yet, but ultimately I'll maybe ask for it for my birthday since it's being released in that general time.  *shrugs*

The prices suck on that astronaut but it really does look like fun so I'm getting some of them.    The only thing about it that bugs me, besides that price, is the lack of distinctive deco on the cargo pod box/packaging.  I'd love to have seen an orange container to match the figure at least.  Simple grey, meh.  They've done different colors and decos on some so I'm hoping that doesn't stop completely and they go with just grey.  They're generic and all, and work well like that, but I'd rather something more specific.

Anyway, if you're interested please click the images above and order from site sponsor Entertainment Earth here at JD! :)
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Re: Acid Rain - by Ori Toy
« Reply #112 on: March 15, 2017, 06:40 PM »
Abridon Soldier is shipping now, and also now showing as "sold out" on EE...  God help ya if you didn't pre-order because secondary prices on ARW stuff are through the roof at this point.  He who hesitates masturbates.  I miss the old days of them reshipping stuff but right now it appears if you miss it, it's gone.   :-\
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Re: Acid Rain - by Ori Toy
« Reply #113 on: March 23, 2017, 09:05 PM »
Got my Omanga Troopers from EE today...  $116 more or less for 4 figures, but hey, you buy what you like!

Here is one contemplating life I guess.  Was up at my shop and decided to snap some pics on the mine ruins.

PS: Yes I had an absolute blast playing with my GI Joes and Star Wars toys on these ruins when I was a kid.  Built-in playset more or less.  :D

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Re: Acid Rain - by Ori Toy
« Reply #114 on: April 4, 2017, 05:51 PM »
Acid Rain's popularity means stuff isn't lingering but with the CELEBR8 Code Jeff posted, I hopped on and bought a Mark I Speeder today.  It'd also knock a lot off a Quad Eyes, which I think if any of you bought one, you'd be hooked into this line in some capacity.  Vehicles look amazing with Rebel Troopers around them by the way. :P

The MkI Speeder isn't my fav vehicle this line has, but I only have one and having two will be quite nice.  If I had the $, I'd buy a third.  :-\

EE goes fast through Acid Rain because of free shipping and generally better prices than BBTS, despite BBTS generally getting more "nods" for some reason from the ARW public.  I never quite get that.  I mean I like the pile of loot as much as anyone but I'd rather have a better (or same) price and free shipping.  This is toying on a budget here, and ARW ain't cheap.

Oddly BBTS is miles cheaper on their Aliens Power Loader from Hiya, than EE...  Go figure.  :-\

I'm really amazed how fast this line's PREORDERS sell out.  Not just the in stock stuff, but now you can miss a figure completely before it even hits retail.  That sucks.  I'm now stocking up on Hong Kong options because they tend to have stock a little while at least.  I missed the Marine, and I have missed EVERY exclusive so far.  They sell for $300-ish now, so yeah, piss on that I guess.  Live without.  But still man, this stuff MOVES.  The market is there, despite it being a small line.
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