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  1. Im fairly new to the 3rd party world, but i've been a fan of TF's since I was a child. I was pretty reluctant to buy anything 3rd party b/c of the qc horror stories i had read about. But when I first saw the city commander set, I wanted it. I finally got it a few days ago and it is awesome! I collect a ton of different stuff and I had been content with limiting myself to hasbro releases. But I recently decided to refocus my collecting to TF's. Mostly b/c of all the great 3rd party figures and extras I was missing out on. Hasbro and takara really leave drop the ball on lots of oppertunities to
  2. I picked cloth, but I think it will be a mixture of both. Seeing as they have already slated the price point for these, I would assume hasbro has already made the decision. I just hope which ever it is, that it works for posability and the overall look of the character. there are some good arguments for cloth however, like only needing 1 figure for multiple looks. But how realistic is it that a toy company would actually make a decision that would benefit the collector! Not likely!
  3. I have been wanting 6in SW figures since the hayday of marvel legends. I hate that prices keep going up and up, but thats life. I alreasy have an extensive 3in SW collection, but I will be buying these. My 6yo loves them too so im sure I'll be buying at least a couple of each. Good thi.g im selling off my Hot Toys collection. Gonna need the room and money! Im excited about these tho. All thats left is G.I. Joe in 6in and my toy life will be complete!
  4. I like steel core alot, and the springer from that line is very superior to what haabro has to offer. Im trying to save up for the striker prime and magnus reissue with city commander. All that is going to be very pricey!
  5. I just found the same thing this morning at my tru in bradenton FL. I bought one when they were $99, then they pulled the tag for about two weeks when there were none. Now the tag is back at the higher price and 4 cases on the top shelf. This is after telling me that they were not going to get ANY m.p. prime at all. So it seems there will be plenty to go around. Everyone just needs to be patient.
  6. Nice job! I actually just bought an original hiss II today at the Tampa comic con. I like yours much better tho!
  7. Acid Storm was a Universe release and not an Asian exclusive. I saw acid storm is a green jet. The one I was talking about is all purple. Apparently his name is electrostorm. Either way, now I have to track down an acidstorm fig....
  8. Holy crap! Not trying to brag, but I just won an eBay auction for 8 classic seekers for $158. It had the 3 original jets, the 3 coneheads, an asia exclusive acid rain? and a great custom sunstorm. The price increases that's going on is just rediculous anymore. So much so, that I've had to stop collecting everything else but transformers.
  9. So yesterday, saturday, I go back to TRU to ask about getting another MP Prime. This time I get the tag off the shelf, and go find a manager. I explain the situation I prevously went through with the other employee and I give her the tag to look it up. After 30 mins or so of looking it up in the computer, and calling other store. the conclusion is that Braydenton cannot get any more. and It must have been a mistake they got any in the first place. All of the other surrounding stores she called are all sold out, or either holding them for other customers. I asked her is there ANY way I could g
  10. Down here in Bradenton FL., south of Tampa, my buddy called me Wed. and said me that TRU has MP-10 in stock. Apparently the recieved two on their truck wednesday. He bought one and got the other one. It is so freaking awesome, i wanted another one or two. So thursday I went back to inquire when they would get more in. The employee tells me that they are not eligable to recieve any! He says they dont know why that is b/c they have gotten in every MP to date so far. He had no answer for me. I didnt say anything about already getting one though. So I go to Brandon TRU about an hour north of Brad
  11. I paid about $35 for my AT-ST yesterday at k-mart.
  12. I dont understand why dc didnt do this with the DCIH line. If they had, i'm sure the line would still be going strong right now! Of course not as con exclusives! I would love these to go with all my other smaller scale stuff like marvel, gi joe, star wars, etc. I would love to have huge battles with my son with all the above mentioned figures, so bring on the play sets too! Cobra needs to attack Oa!
  13. Looking at the newly released pics of TDKR rises with Bale standing in front of his Bat suit and weapons storage case/display, I wonder if Hot Toys will make the display for the Bat suit like how they made the Iron Man Suit-Up Gantry? That would be a nice addition to my HT Batman figs! Heres to hopeing!
  14. I love how Mattel slaps a $25 price tag on the yj figs and say "we are cancelling the line due to lack of intrest and poor sales." Like its all the collectors fault. They should say, its due to the fact that we at mattel set the prices too high for buyers and collectors, and are currently working to lower the prices to a reasonable number. That will never happen tho. All I really wanted was a black shirt Connor Kent fig. Hopefully it will be online down the road.
  15. Just found the new Legends at Walmart on sr.64 in Bradenton FL, for those who it concerns.....
  16. Hey guys. I love everyons customs on here, and I want to do a black tee shirt superboy figure in the DCUC style. Does anyone have any suggestions for a decent Connor head sculpt to use? I have no idea what to use. Any help is greatly appreciated!
  17. Im just happy that they picked an actor that has some muscle size to him, like sups, and not the skinny but ripped look! Sups is a BIG muscular dude, its about time they bring that out in a movie!
  18. A little rabid over your DC figs aren't we? I consider ALL DCSH, and DCUC figs the same, a la marvel legends. Some waves were better than others with better joints and articulation, because the designers were trying to make them better. Same with Mattel DC. They evolved to become better so collectors would keep buying them. I agree some could be improved, until then though, they are what they are. DC figures!
  19. My latest fiasco with wave 5 went this way. I talked to 3 toy managers out of the 5 WM's in my area. They all had pretty much said the same thing about either having no control over what is sent to them from the distribution center, and/or not being able to order toys that are not on there "mod." No one really had a clear answer on how to go about getting some in. Eventually they either said it was all Mattel's fault because they are the maunfacturer, or they said I needed to talk to the WM toy buyer for the area. I guess like a district/regional manager. So, I decided to call both. I cal
  20. I have a question guys. Does anyone know if there are plans for a classics style thundercracker and skywarp for a USA release, or are there only the expensive Henkei versions? I just started buying the classics line, and I would like to know if I should wait for other two seekers to be released in the states. Thanks.
  21. smokediver

    Target Sale

    Got mine today at University target for $13.89!! They bstill had about five left! Glad I waited.
  22. I found some of wave 6 at WM on state road 70 this morning. But they were on a miscellaneous toy isle sitting behind some nerf toys. The killer moth, and shazam were missing, but they had at least 4 of the other three figs. Nothing else at any of the other 4 walmarts in my area. No wave 5 to be seen at all down here.
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