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  1. 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.
  2. 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 .
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. So do you know when these are actually supposed to be out? I've had a couple on pre-order from BBTS for months.
  11. 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.
  12. I love the look of these Mezco and Quantum Mechanix figures but I just can't justify spending $70-$90 dollars on one figure. The Star Trek figures are amazing and the classic Superman looks great but I simply can't afford to shell out that kind of money. If I could I'd probably buy most of them.
  13. Like I said before, I was curious about the show and will give it a chance, but they're not making it easy. One of the strengths of the Trek shows over the years has been; IMO, the great characters they present that the audience cares about and wants to see more of. This new show seems to be going out of its way to present unlikable characters. I agree with the objections about the Klingons, don't like that new look at all. What I wasn't aware of was that they were supposed to be a shot at Trump. I think they're insulting the Klingons there... @Mako - I've only seen one episode of Orville but I liked what I saw, thought it was very enjoyable. Also I find myself liking most, if not all the characters on Orville, something that I can't say about Discovery. @yojoebro82 - I'm not paying for the streaming either, have a friend that records it for me. Too bad really, the effects and technology are quite impressive...oh well....maybe next show....if there is one.
  14. So is anybody actually watching this show? I saw the first episode and wasn't impressed but thought I'd give it a chance. The show is now into episode 5 which aired last night and I must admit its not that bad. Is it TNG or even DS9; not at all but it seems better than Enterprise to me. This despite the fact that they have chosen a remarkably unlikable character as the main protagonist. Another "interesting" move that has become all too typical in series television these days was to reveal that two of the complementary characters are gay and live together. It didn't do much for the story but they shoe-horned it into the story anyway. I'm guessing it will last a season, if that, but the general concepts and even some of the technology might have worked if they had set this show post TNG. Oh well....
  15. I think this new Supergirl figure is much, much better than the previously advertised one. It manages to capture some of the beauty of Melissa Benoist's face. A smile would have been nice, but Ms. Benoist has a rather dazzling smile so it would have been pretty difficult to do it justice. I also noticed that a lot of the promotional pictures of Ms. Benoist as Supergirl have her with a rather small, almost enigmatic smile. Overall a very fine effort. Now hopefully the figure we actually get looks that good.
  16. At first I wasn't a big fan because they seemed a bit small and I thought they wouldn't blend well with my other figures. I bought the deluxe Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) to see what they were like and I loved it. The sculpting and articulation were great and the accessories were superb. Figures of Batman and Green Arrow soon followed and they may actually be even better figures although with less accessories. The figures I have are well constructed and feel sturdy and solid. I haven't observed any problems with breakage or loose or stuck joints. They are probably the best made DC figures I have and I have quite a few of the DCUC figures. Obviously I can only speak for myself but I think they are great figures.
  17. Not surprising really. Even DC and Warner Bros. can't fail to see the obvious. Gal Gadot's WW was clearly the star of BvS. Every review I've read so far has been negative, but every single review either loves WW or speaks positively about Gal Gadot's performance. Very understandable that they would want to draw as much attention as possible to the character.
  18. I saw the movie this weekend with my son.and I have to say I really liked it. Without any spoilers; we really loved the way the movie played out in the end. The movie has flaws, what movie doesn't but I just don't see why its getting the horrible reviews and just plain hate its getting, it isn't that bad IMO. As for Gal Gadot as WW; loved her, she steals every scene she's in. She plays badass WW quite well..lol. My only issue is that we didn't see her more in the movie.
  19. I don't think the guy that has been calling himself "Jay Garrick" is the actual one. That's probably why the "real" Jay Garrick is in a cell with an Iron mask on. Don't know if they are doing some sort of twist on the "Man in the Iron Mask" story line. Earlier this season the fake Jay showed his Earth one doppelganger to Caitlin and it was said that the doppelganger had been adopted and didn't go by the name "Jay Garrick". It seems now that the real reason is that he never actually was Jay Garrick. My guess is that the guy we have seen so far in the show calling himself "Jay Garrick" is actually Hunter Zolomon, the "real" Zoom, or whatever they're going to call him on the show.
  20. The more trailers they release the more I want to see this movie. Sure hope its as good as these trailers would suggest.
  21. My brother and I caught the trailer separately and both came away with the same notion about both Luke's absence from posters, trailers, toys. etc. and Kylo Ren's motivations. Like maybe they are one and the same? It's not like Luke didn't already come close to going "Dark Side" already. Think about it. I thought about that but they already cast a completely different guy as Ren...apparently? True, but it does sound like something Abrams would pull right? It does. And again, props to them if it works in surprising us. I thought the trailer last night was great! The story seems pretty interesting and the action scenes were awesome. But where's Luke? My son and I were discussing this and we also came up with the idea that Luke might be Kylo Ren, even though there is an actor assigned to each role. They could be doing an adaptation of the "Dark Empire" storyline. But the fact that so many of us seem to be coming up with this idea makes me suspect J.J. Abrams is just playing with us hoping to keep us guessing and interested in the movie. Which of course it does...lol. I just hope the movie is as good as the trailer(s) suggest...can't wait!
  22. I agree with you that the 5 POA figures are a joke as far as articulation goes. I bought a First Order storm-trooper and basically got a small statue for my money. I actually prefer the 3.75" figures for Star Wars but I can't deal with these 5 POA POS's... To be fair; the sculpting on the figures I've seen is pretty nice, but I wont be buying anymore unless or until they give them better articulation. Now I do like the 6" figures. They seem well made with great sculpting and articulation for the most part. Hasbro doesn't have to force me to buy these but I do see your point. It does seem like they are leaving us no choice; buy the 6" line (with good articulation) or settle for 3.75" statues. In a case like this the best way to speak is with our money. If we don't buy the 5 POA stuff maybe Hasbro will get the message...I hope so anyway...
  23. Where did you find these? I'm guessing none of the "Big Three" yet? I found them at my local Walmart..If they had the big three I would of grabbed them My local Walmart also has a lot of this 5 POA product, but I refuse to buy this stuff at the prices their charging.
  24. I went to my local Walmart on Saturday (8/29) and found a bunch of "Force Awakens" stuff in a corner of the toy section. They had a fairly good selection; the stormtrooper, the firetrooper, the two lead actors, Finn and Rey and one 6' figure of Rey. I tried to buy some of them and the register said "do not sell". The cashier ried multiple times but the register would not allow the sale to go through. So I guess I'll have to wait until after Sept.4th. I can tell you guys that the figures look sweet. The likenesses on the figures is surprisingly good. I wasn't able to test the articulation but at least they look good.
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