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  1. I actually still have most of these figures somewhere...lol. But let me see if I've got this straight; these are essentially the same figures from the "80's with the articulation and detail of the time? Because if that's the case then they are an easy pass for me. I love nostalgia but that's why I still have the originals.
  2. Very impressive. The articulation and sculpting look amazing. Sure hope this will also be the regular release, minus the extra stuff. Now my question is, if Hasbro can produce a Snake Eyes like this, why not produce an equally articulated Luke Skywalker? The one they produced recently was good but with this articulation it would be an instant classic. Can't wait to see Storm Shadow.
  3. It makes me laugh (and shake my head) when Disney and Kathleen Kennedy constantly claim they aren't using any materials from the extended Universe or "legacy" as they refer to it these days in the new movies. Virtually the entire new Trilogy is a rip-off of the Dark Empire comics storyline and some of the books. They just changed some names; "Ben" Skywalker becomes "Ben" Solo, for example.
  4. I haven't seen any of the McFarlane line on store shelves where I live in South Florida yet, but I was able to get the Superman on the Wal-Mart website. I was torn whether or not to get any of these figures, but the Superman figure is really growing on me. Didn't expect to like it at all and to be honest at this point I love it. The sculpting, paint and general feel of the figure suggest a much more expensive item. The face sculpt in particular is one of my favorite Superman portraits ever. Also the raised and sculpted "S" shield on the chest really looks great. If it had a cloth cape it might challenge the NECA Superman; again IMO. Now lets be clear; I'm not saying it is the best Superman figure I have ever seen or owned. The NECA Superman is still the best Superman figure on the market at that scale by far (IMO); however, the McFarlane Superman is giving the Essentials Superman a serious challenge for #2 in my opinion.
  5. Disney has done some questionable stuff when it comes to their handling of the Star Wars license, but it would be downright crazy to sever ties with Hasbro. Hasbro has done fantastic work with both the Star Wars and Marvel licenses. I think most people would agree that Marvel Legends and the Star Wars Black series are about as good as it gets in that field. If this happens I'm glad I have pretty much all the Star Wars/Marvel figures I want. Besides if Mattel takes over the licenses the value of the current Marvel Legends and SW Black figures will go through the roof....lol.
  6. So I've seen the first two episodes of Star Trek: Picard and I have to say I agree with JayC. I'm not saying this is the best Trek show I've ever seen but it sure is the best I've seen in the last 20 years or so....give or take a few years. At least I'm enjoying it so far .
  7. I agree Darth. I used to love going to stores to "hunt" but with "free shipping" like you get with Amazon Prime it's just too convenient to shop online. My time is precious to me and I don't want to waste it going to multiple WalMarts only to find the local scalpers/collectors have already cleaned them out. Some have posted that they have had bad experiences shopping online, but; for the most part, I have had very good experiences shopping from Amazon and even Ebay. Also I have found that if I'm a little patient, Amazon discounts figures pretty quickly. So add it all up; convenience, saving time and money and it makes for an unbeatable combination.
  8. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I agree with just about everything posted here. @JayC I live in South Florida and we never seem to get product on time. As a matter of fact we usually get stuff after everybody else already has it. Our local WalMarts and Targets are very poorly stocked. They carry the products but they are often 3 or even 4 waves behind, particularly when it comes to Marvel Legends. They tend to be somewhat more up to date when it comes to Star Wars, but the abundance of scalpers and collectors clean out the pegs quickly.
  9. While I agree that the DC Direct JLA Series 1 Superman is probably the best classic Superman I've seen; the new "DC Essentials" Superman is also an awesome figure with tons of articulation and a superb head sculpt. Also the DC Essentials Superman is much more readily available and probably a lot cheaper.
  10. I like the look a lot. Nice "explanation" too, actually seems somewhat believable. Truth be told though I'm pretty sure they did it just to keep the fan boys from trying to sink the show. But, bottom line is it looks good.
  11. I've been a Dr. Who fan since I first saw Tom Baker playing the role and fighting the Daleks way back in the '80's. He was my favorite Doctor until David Tennant came along. So far I'm loving Jodie Whittaker in the role. She actually reminds me a bit of Tom Baker's style of playing the Doctor. Sadly I've never been able to collect much in the way of figures or such. I do have a "sonic screwdriver", although I guess any "Whovian" has to have one. Here's hoping the new iteration of the Doctor continues her great start.
  12. The "commercial" is hilarious and very faithful to the 80's ones. The figures look amazing, BUT....I don't generally buy 12-inch figures and I can't justify (to myself) spending that amount of money on a toy. If Mezco were to produce these figure in their uber expensive 6-inch line, I might have to reconsider but for me these are a pass.
  13. The first wave should be out next week I believe. Superman and Brainiac are due out in Aug I think. Thanks! Been looking forward to these for a while now
  14. So do you know when these are actually supposed to be out? I've had a couple on pre-order from BBTS for months.
  15. lazrod

    DC Hauls

    Up to you, but I'd keep Jessica. While not exactly an A-lister, Two-Face is one of Batman's big bads. It's a no-brainer we'll get him again in some form or fashion. Jess on the other hand is your typical SJW flash in the pan character. We won't see her again... at least in mainstream figure form. Through some plain old fashioned good luck I found Jessica Cruz at retail the other day. Wasn't looking for her but there she was so I bought her on a whim. I agree with Mako that we aren't likely to get too many more Jessica Cruz as GL figures but beyond that this is a pretty sweet looking figure. The sculpt is great and the figure comes nicely accessorized (for a Mattel figure). I was very surprised at how much I like this figure.
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