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  1. And here's one of them! For whatever reason, you Lanard super-fans (all 3 of you) are way vocal in your effusive praise of these toys. Which would be cool, except that your lot then tends to #$## on other brands. You're also that broken-record generic nerd-boy meme who compulsively says negative things (with the prerequisite air of cliched superiority about inconsequential #$##) regarding everything on a toy news site, so I'm happy you've found something to be positive about. Seriously man, go take a look at your post history. It's like a catalog of jealousy and butt-hurt mas
  2. Lanard fans (all three of 'em) are a bit, well, over the top on the enthusiasm and #$##-talking front, and that sorta makes me want to take the piss out of these. Truth is though, I'm glad to see toys being made for kids, and not with adult collectors in mind. That said, those "jets" are so friggin' goofy!
  3. I've long thought the best way to "give collectors what they want" is to cut out the middle man and sell it directly to them. Hasbro tried something like this over a decade ago when they offered the last gasp of G.I. Joe at the time (what came to be known in the world of Joe collecting as "DTC" for "Direct To Consumer") through HasbroToyShop.com...and they apparently lost their shirt and had to clearance the stuff out. The problem is that toy collectors can be a fickle and cheap lot. If you make something readily available at a fair price, they tend to wait for clearance....and then pay ridicu
  4. I think they look terrific, and if they were 1:18/4" scale I'd be all over them, but the last thing I need is a larger scale that takes up even more space. Besides, I was never into these larger scales and I especially never understood the love for 6" figures...too doll-like for me. That said, I hope they do well and all you 6-inchers dig 'em.
  5. I know, and I'm not saying the new line will have quality problems. What I am saying is that the problem I had with the original line was the size relative to other 1:18 scale figures (in addition to the quality) and it would be a shame if these new figures are shorter than Marvel Universe/Infinite & modern G.I. Joe.
  6. I'm a 3.75" to 4" guy, so I'm digging these enough to pre-order them even though I don't really buy toys anymore. It's a gamble and I'm really hoping they're more 4" than 3.75" so they'll fit in with my Marvel Universe and G.I. Joe figs. That was a problem with the previous Injustice toys (along with the atrocious quality).
  7. Hasbro's been moving production out of China for awhile now. As pay and the standard of living increases in China, manufacturing in multiple sectors has been looking elsewhere. Right now, Vietnam/SE Asia seem to be taking over the bulk of manufacturing. Once wages outstrip the profit incentive to produce there, manufacturers will move on to the next cheap-labor hot spot. I reckon it's only a matter of time before everyone moves production to Africa and Central & South America...which means there will be incentive for corporations to invest in stabilizing governments there. I read an articl
  8. Yeah...it looks generic, like someone at Warner saw the Netflix Marvel stuff and said, "That! Only with some DC characters."
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