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  1. I noticed from the pics at Toy Fair this year that Diamond Select had the NX-01 on display with the Excelsior, yet I didn't read anything about it. I know it's been asked about for some time but they hadn't been able to redo the old Art Asylum version. I decided to ask and this was their response: "Yes we will..."! I've kicked myself a little for years now. I had multiple opportunities to buy the NX-01 at clearance prices but I was broke back then. Of course now, the Ebay prices are ridiculous, so this is good news. They show may have been rough, but I've always loved that ship design.
  2. Woohoo! Time to hit up TRU if you want the non-NES version of Michael Keaton Batman! My closest store got one case and there were ten bundles. There's a sticker on the package clearly stating you can only buy the figure with the Blu-ray, though their computer rings up the figure but not the Blu-ray so I expect some locals won't realize it. It's 25 for the set. He looks good. He's a bit more rubbery compared to previous NECA figures I've bought like Robocop, Terminator and Predator figures. -WARNING- the first one I bought and opened had his leg snap off at the knee because the joint was stuck. I exchanged him and the second one was better though all the joints are still very stiff.
  3. Dake

    Quick Vypra

    Thanks to the Five Below store I snagged a five-dollar Jinx and figured the obvious repaint was the way to go. I don't have an airbrush to match the original's blend, but I wanted to do something a little more interesting than the Club's choice of a straight-up repaint.
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    Star Wars Toy Hauls

    Bought the Phantom at my local TRU - left the Inquisitor Tie for later since I suspect it will be the warmer of the case. Didn't see the AT-DP though which is what I REALLY want.
  5. Oh wow! I've never had a custom front-paged before (must've been a slow week ). Thank you! I should have added to the description, for those who just want to keep the Joe Colton figure as is, a little bit of paint thinner on a cotton swab will take most of his five o'clock shadow off and it vastly improves the look of his face. It makes it look less pudgy.
  6. Do I sound like I'm orderin' a pizza?! Haaaans! Pretty simple recipe: Dreadnok pack Zanzibar torso, upper arms and hands (which of course was a Storm Shadow repaint to begin with) Renegades Duke (V44) forearms and lower legs V43 Duke's thighs Quick Kick's feet. That was the trickiest part. I drilled out the lower legs and cut and whittled down the shins a bit on the feet and then just stuffed them up in there.
  7. Thanks! Yeah, it's not to say that a couple of bandoliers aren't cool and all, but I felt like this made a good PoC-style update.
  8. Even without paint, the Cobra Island Outback makes for a great LBC RnR with the headswap. Decided to go ahead and touch things up though for posterity.
  9. The Tfs have cockpits because they were toys made from random Japanese lines which had tiny pilots. It's that simple. They had Earth vehicle kibble on Cybertron because they were animated that way. That being said, I'm good with actual Cybertronian modes. These will be fun.
  10. After scouring the stores for weeks, I finally found a Generations Hot Spot. I can't believe these are one per case, but I love the color and the new head. Meanwhile, I think Bludg-atron will be the shelf warmer. I like his head, but the mold is just NOT right for G2 Megs.
  11. Dake

    Star Wars Toy Hauls

    Finally found not one but two Mandalorian Assault Transports. These are pretty excellent vehicles for the size class. The seating is great, the lines are clean and it's so nice to have something besides a Jedi Starfighter. I wonder if there were hopes/plans for electronics or other features because it really seems like the rear of the ship could've been a door of some sort either for batter access or to have a small storage compartment for weapons and jet packs.
  12. That Life Day scene is awesome. Now you just need a coked up Leia and confused Luke!
  13. Three words: Toys. R. Us (ok, two words and a letter).
  14. Kudos on the hard work. Now, I take it you are basing your 1:18 scale on bot mode, not vehicle mode? Because the Nissan Van was not that big.
  15. Looking good. I'm looking forward to being able to display all my stuff some day.
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