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  1. Sean-- I have written exactly what I wanted to say in this thread, and exactly what I would have said in a PM, or in a face-to-face discussion. This isn't about my ego at all. I have no need or reason to discuss this with you privately, and if you have anything to say to me you can do so in the view of everyone, just as I would do to you. I'm man enough to bear the scrutiny of EVERYONE who reads this, whether I am right or wrong, which is why I keep it out in the open........oh, tell me that is another thing you haven't considered? I'm not going to say what I think has become obvious here, I'll let anyone who reads this come up with that on their own. I stand by every word I have written.
  2. Ankle broken, ego bruised, mortal embarrassment. Hurt, resentment, humility, fear. He got what was coming to him.
  3. Why the hell am I getting this in my PM today?? Y'know Sean, if you actually engaged your brain instead of your ego, and read this thread, including all of my responses and all of the OTHER responses, you'd see where I am coming from. If you really cannot figure this out then that is just too damn bad. Would someone else like to stab a stab at explaining why his "poll" means nothing?? xhairs is obviously not going to listen to anything I would say.
  4. Not to knock the figure, but I'm not really liking the head sculpt on this one. A lot of these Sideshow Joes don't look that good in hand--the faces are not well painted, imo. That is a let-down of sorts, because there's no real reason for it these days. Hot Toys, by comparison has shown that they can do production-line painting and still capture a lot of subtleties with their process--but Sideshow is missing that mark by a wide margin. Below is a pic of a Gen Hawk I kitbashed out of some various 1/6th scale accessories. I used a Blue Box International Toys F-18 pilot figure as the base and added the uniform parts to it. Personally I think the head sculpt and face is much better looking than the Sideshow one, but I'm biased right.
  5. ARROW

    Captain Action

    Another tidbit: the first series of figures, heroes and villains, will have a "build-an outfit" gimmick. If you buy all the costume sets, you can assemble the parts to build a Hawkeye costume. The major license here is apparently just Marvel, for now. I assume its possible there could be other licenses that come on board as time goes by, but that will depend upon how successful the line goes. Also, there's expected to be TWO tiers of each set--a regular and a deluxe version. The regular costumes have just the basic components ( example: Spiderman costume, mash gloves boots and maybe a newspaper accessory) and the deluxe sets will have extras. The deluxe sets are "intended" to be sold at comic book/collectible stores as well as TRU--if I read the info right.
  6. That is called getting your ass handed to you.
  7. ARROW

    Captain Action

    Doctor Evil is coming too ( CA's evil nemesis) and HE will be doing the bad guy costumes. http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/19626.html Also, from Costwold Collectibles:
  8. Stand up comedy is like that though. Its seldom played safe these days and I understand the philosophy is that most comedy "injures" someone or its not funny. My oldest step-son has been doing sets at local venues for the past 6 months, and is learning the ropes. Some of his material is off-colour, but he is TAME compared to the seasoned guys that headline locally. The funniest stuff is the stuff that really pushes the limits. What Gottfried does is NORMAL in the craft of stand-up. The only reason he's on the hot-seat now is because a sponsor announced that they were dropping him. If Aflac hadn't made the announcement, there would have been NO news story about this at all. Worse is being said in sets in clubs nightly, all over the place. Is it right and proper?? I dunno........depends upon your tastes, I guess.
  9. ARROW

    Captain Action

    Had my eye on these for a couple of months now, been following the tidbits as they come out. They will be appearing later this fall, they are NOT out right now. The CA figure looks a lot better than what Playing Mantis had and the sense I'm getting from these CGI mock-ups is that the costumes will work a bit differently than before. More plug-in features like hands and boots. No idea what the articulation will be like with the CA figure--the original was "okay"--but modern articulation schemes beat it hands down. Hopefully they have redesigned the figure with added articulation. The key will be the quality of the parts. Ideal's Captain Action was flimsy crap, Playing Mantis' version had better uniforms but the CA figure was FUGLY-very badly painted. The pic of the CA figure ( sculpt and paint) above is WORLDS better that what Playing Mantis or Ideal ever offered. The folks producing these apparently had something to do with the Playing Mantis stuff--the latter sets--but don't quote me on that. I do reclalreading claims that they have taken pains to "learn from their past mistakes"--so I'm assuming that ties in that some of them were part of Playing Mantis. The Marvel license though, is big, and if the costume sets look like this in-hand these could be a lot of fun. Expected are Thor, Iron Man, Doctor Doom and Red Skull costumes, to flesh out the costume set for Hawk-eye. If the mockups shown are any indication, these other sets could be really sweet.
  10. I think that recent case assortments held a mix of POC 3 & 1, because a local dealer had such an assortment offered on his site--and was offering up Alley-Vipers and Jungle Vipers. So I gather the recent appearance of older figures might be part of a refresh or two being shipped to retailers.
  11. Awful isn't it. Doesn't help their case when they start demanding the other guy provide proof for the claims THEY make either. LOL!!!
  12. The egg. However the first billion eggs were dinosaur eggs so most of the chicken that hatched were this size. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38238685/ns/technology_and_science-science/
  13. 1/2 way down page 3. As we have seen Xhairs has a HABIT of forecasting the death of GIJOE--at least going back to last year. Now, its NOT just him, there's certainly a few others too, and they never seem to get it, do they? As its long been said, the coincidence of focusing on bad things gets you bad things......he focused on believing GIJOE would stop selling and some of his local stores stopped selling it. He got what he focused on. Funny how life works that way.
  14. And note post # 9 in that thread?
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