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  1. I'm just hoping that they'll give us more info on the possibility of Thundercats coming back! Last year they were a bit weird and told us that "we" had to bring them back. Uh...how? We want 'em? Are you gonna make 'em, Mattel?
  2. I don't know about everyone else, but my area has been stripped bare of these for the last week. Not sure if more are coming, but if Target and NECA are using their heads (since the future of the line lies in everyone getting the actual Turtles themselves), they will keep a good and steady production of these original four 2-Packs. No one is just going to want Beebop and Rocksteady-- or other future "side characters" is they can't get (or weren't find or afford-- all at once--) the Turtles of Shredder.
  3. I'm happy to see anything Joe related these days! I was interested in this stature-- and the upcoming Baroness and Lady Jaye-- but the $115 price tag is a little off putting. Plus, I'm not really a "statue guy". I might just hold out for a 6" Hasbro line. ?
  4. I've spotted them at a few Targets in my area. They seem to be selling quickly. I don't know how much re-stock they'll get. But, if Target is smart (because I'm sure NECA will keep making more if Target wants 'em), they'll understand that this is an evergreen product. I have the comic versions of the Turtles and Foot Clan-- and those are the ones I like most since I originated as a fan of the comics. But, these are tempting-- especially with more figures in the pipeline! But, damn, almost $230 for the set after tax? That's a big chunk of change to dish out at once. I really wish that they had staggered the release of these sets. $230 could go towards a lot of other big purchase stuff for my collection! If these don't stick around long enough for me to finally cave in and start buying them, I'm just going to stick with my comic Turtles as I'm more than happy with them.
  5. I appreciate what they've done here in terms of basing the figure off of a legendary comic book cover-- and artist (Barry Windsor-Smith). But, if that was the direction they were going to go in, I would have preferred a Conan based on John Bucema's art. To me, he's more closely associated to the character than BWS. Plus, I kinda like his version better.
  6. The Bob Ross figures is probably my favorite reveal of the show. I was expecting to see most of the other stuff. I knew we'd be getting more horror, Aliens, Predator-- and the Turtles were revealed a dew days before the show (even earlier if you saw the leaked Instagram post), but that Bob Ross came from out of nowhere! I still watch him on Netflix all the time, and I grew up watching him, too! I love that they included his easel and a painting with all of those paint bushes, too! ("...beat the devil out of it")
  7. In a way, I think this is a good move for DC Collectibles. I know a lot of people like to mix their Mattel Multiverse figures with their DC Collectibles figures-- or just like to have a uniform scale for their collection across the board. But, the problem DC Collectibles has is that they are competing too directly with what's already on toy shelves across the world (from Mattel.) With this new scale (which I wonder doesn't come from McFarlane now having the "universal" license to create 6" DC figures) and the extra gear and hands/heads, I feel like DC Collectibles is finally doing what they should be doing-- offering premium format action figures of the DC charavters aimed squarely at DC collectors who want something more "premium" than they can find at retail. I think that's where their focus should be in terms of action figures.
  8. These are awesome for anyone who wanted them and couldn't make it to SDCC! I am planning on picking them up-- but that $200 for all of 'em is a big hit! Especially with all the other stuff that will be coming around the same time. (I'm looking at picking up the ML X-Men wave, Prof X, TF Siege wave 2, NECA's new Kenner style Alien wave, and I have the Mondo MOTU figures on pre-order from BBTS!) I thought they were going to stagger the release dates on these sets-- which would have made it a little easier to pick them up-- but I guess I'd better get prepared to grab 'em all at once-- and soon!
  9. What a crazy figure! Never would have thought something like this would be coming our way! While I'm both a TF and Ghostbusters fan, this isn't something I personally would want, but I could certainly see how it could appeal to both collectors and casual fans of the brand.
  10. I really hope this doesn't turn into another Spinosaurus fiasco. As a JW collector, Target completely screwed up their own exclusive with that one! I had to buy mine from the UK ($60 shipped) because Target didn't carry it in stores and only sporadically had it on their website-- and it would sell out within a minute or two. It took Mattel months of being badgered by fans to finally respond to what was going on, putting all the blame on Target for not stocking it. (Again-- Target's own exclusive!) I've been looking forward to the Brachiosaurus since it was announced at SDCC, and now it's in question as to if fans will actually be able to get their hands on it! Please, Target... Don't screw this up.
  11. Good to see McFarlane really pursuing all these new licenses-- and being granted them! I was excited by Todd's news at SDCC (I think) that McFarlane Toys would be going back to their roots in producing monster figures and some of their other old brands, like Tortured Souls, for direct to customer sales through their website. I hope all these new licenses hasn't put those plans on the back burner. Todd seemed excited to go back to McT's roots-- and I was, too!
  12. They have definitely been stepping up their articulation game lately, although I still find some of their articulation choices a little hit or miss. And, I'm not a fan of the t-crotch type articulation that they sometimes use. Honestly, at a $20 price point (meaning not Japanese figures like Revoltech), Hasbro's Marvel Legends line is pretty much the gold standard for me. But, who knows? Maybe McFarlane Toys will go absolutely nuts and bring back the days of what Toy biz used to do and give us figures with articulated fingers and toes! Okay.... probably not.
  13. Aw, man! I love that Kirk! But, I do agree with what you said in your review about the Delta shield sticking so far up off the uniform. The Picard just didn't hit the mark for me. His face looked too weird, so I passed on him. I'm not sure how these two did at retail, but hopefully well enough to at LEAST get that Spock in wave 2! Trek never gets the love it deserves!
  14. I'm not saying that it's absolutely not worth the price. I do think that LEGO has way more clout to put out a brick set at that price point than Mega Contrux does. LEGO's quality is just higher overall than any other brick company on the market in terms of the plastic used. And yes, the LEGO name does carry a certain weight, the same way Ferrari or Lamborghini does. A sports car is a sports car, but a Lamborghini is a Lamborghini . As with every collectible or toy, it's up to the individual to decide if they will pay what's being asked of them to get something. And I want a set like this to be successful because it can only lead to good things for the toy market and the nostalgia of 80's brands! My other point was just to say that, if other collectors are like myself, they buy the MOTU Construx figures and say, "these little guys are cute and cool" and they take up 10" of space on one of my shelves. And then Mattel is like "oh, you like those 7 little characters we made for $5 each? Well, here, now buy this $250 playset for them!" It's like, "Whoa! Maybe we could build up to that! How about getting us pumped up a little before asking us to pull the trigger on such a HUGE leap with this license within the brand!" I just would have liked to see a little more time and focus and a few smaller sets put into the brand before jumping all the to the "ultimate" set so soon. I'd be more inclined to want a Castle Grayskull for my Mega Construx COLLECTION (many figures and multiple vehicles) than for the 7 little figures I have. I think if Mattel had collectors investing in this line with more figures and more smaller sets like the Wind Raider, they would probably have fans wanting (and maybe demanding) that they give them a Castle Graysull. I just think the timing is off for this large and expensive set to be coming so soon and with so little focus being spent on the brand within the line at this point. All that being said-- I LOVE ya, Jay. Been following you forever and I appreciate all of your hard work and love for toys!
  15. McFarlane Toys has had quite the journey over their time as a toy company. They (Todd) came in and changed the market in the same way Todd did with his art in the late 80's/early 90's. When they first hit the scene, every other toy company-- including the big ones like Hasbro-- tried to play catch up to what Todd had done. Even NECA was born out of the hyper-detailed toy market that Todd created. Then.... Everyone surpassed McFarlane Toys and in recent years, they seemed to be the ones playing catch up. Luckily their sports line kept them alive for a long time-- and it was clear that the quality of the sculpts was never in question-- but Todd's personal aversion to adding articulation to their figures caused them the fall behind what collectors are looking for in today's market. Luckily, someone, somewhere, must have convinced Todd to relent on his stance on the articulation-- or maybe showed him how you could maintain the integrity of the sculpt while still having good articulation (like NECA did years ago). I used to buy EVERY McFarlane figure for years and years when they first hit the scene, now I barely pick up a figure here or there. (The last one I bought was the Star Trek Captain Kirk-- which I love!) My nostalgia and respect for McFarlane Toys has me rooting for them with the DC license. I hope they knock it out of the park. And while I'm not a DC collector, I want McFarlane Toys to be successful! I want all the toy companies to be successful, because then we all can continue to get an amazing variety of awesome product! It will be interesting to see what McFarlane does with the DC license (and it would be really cool to see Todd do the box art!!) I hope this will be the license that puts them back in the toy isle with the "bog boys"-- and maybe even showing them how it's done all over again!
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