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    I’m an award winning working writer/director living in Los Angeles, a 20+ year SDCC veteran, and a toy/comic collector with over 40,000 comic books, over 10,000 action figures, over 12,000 BluRay/DVDs, and thousands of play sets, vehicles, statues, and other collectibles

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  1. Doubt I’ll be getting it but it’s tempting given that one might argue this is close to 1:1 scale. I did get their first release of Snoopy they did for this line at SDCC a couple of years ago and love it but it wasn’t cheap and I really wasn’t going to get it but decided to splurge very last minute while waiting in line at their storefront comic con pop up event.
  2. Man, I have a full 1/3 of one of my toy rooms (the largest toy room in fact) dedicated to MOTU yet I’m still starting to run out of space for all these new items. Never would have imagined this much stuff and this many multiple toy lines would still be coming out with products and playsets at this point in time (I really thought Classics was going to be the last full toyline for the franchise and beyond that it would just be a few one off items or occassional figures). So I’m interested in these but have no idea how I’m going to fit them in.
  3. What were the last waves to hit retail? The last I’ve seen at Target were the Scareglow wave for Masterverse and the Jitsu wave for Origins although I’ve received all but the Horde Trooper from the Sun Man wave from online. Seems like they are either revealing pretty far ahead now or there’s stuff coming that I’m just not seeing in the wild.
  4. I think I’m still all in on these but it would be nice to get wave 1 in hand before starting the timer on ordering wave 3
  5. So as time is passing and as I look at it more and more I think I might end up passing on this Turtle Van. I like the fact that they went a different direction than Super7 did with there’s but I also feel like this has a few issues that are hard to ignore given the price starting with how small it is in comparison and how it’s a bit too boxy. That combined with some poor customer services issues with items not shipping to the right address and then it taking months to get a response I’m leaning towards skipping on this preorder.
  6. But NECA bought Loot Crate. Loot Crate (technically The Loot Company) has been a subsidiary of NECA since 2019.
  7. Prior to this all the Power-Con conventions were held in California. There was one year several years ago where they planned to hold it in New York but that show was cancelled due to it being more expensive to fly out and room/board convention guests (voice actors, etc) and them not pre-selling enough tickets. This Ohio show will be the first one ever I won’t be attending and obviously the show is changing significantly so we don’t really know what it will be like now but for anyone in that area I recommend giving it a shot. In the past it’s always been an enjoyable con.
  8. Speaking of this did Zica ever make a wave 2 set? I have wave 1 and I feel like I remember there being more announced but I don’t recall ever seeing them come out.
  9. So I had only one of these as a kid but as an adult collector I’ve gone back and bought all the figures and the playset. The thing is I feel like a) I’m not sure how much nostalgia there is for this brand in general and b) with other brands of the era I feel like a lot of the love for those lines was driven by characters and stories— but with Robo Force the nostalgia that exists (to whatever limited degree it does) is not for the characters, it’s for form factor of the toys themselves. With other vintage lines, yes, some of us might be specifically nostalgic for the 5POA Star Wars form, or the O-Ring style Joes, or the spring loaded MASK vehicles but a large chunk of our love/nostalgia are driven by the love for the characters. Thus when you take Luke, Snake Eyes, He-Man, Optimus, Lion-O, Matt Tracker, Leonardo, etc. and make them in a new more modern style and form factor much of what we love and are nostalgic for is still in tact. With Robo Force I feel like 99% of the nostalgia that exists is about that simple boxy, springy arm, suction cup base form factor that kids of the era would play with. So by losing that form factor for a more modern, more typical action figure robot design I think you’ve lost a large chunk of what might have made an audience nostalgic about this brand.
  10. My wallet will hate me but I think I’ll be starting to collect this line. Thus far I’ve only picked up the Snake Eyes but it might be time to grab Storm Shadow and reconfigure my toy budget for the fact there will be more.
  11. Yeah I agree that I think this is from Fantasia. And it makes sense given that the Hippos were in wave 2 thus these releases can go together.
  12. Loving the line and the wave. If I had one criticism though it would be that I wish Super7 would do only 1 troop builder set per wave. Given that each trooper has 9 variations it’s already a lot with just 1 trooper per wave so there’s no reason to double that number. Plus there are so many unique characters to be done that there’s no reason to rush all the troop builders. Even if you did 1 troop builder per wave you’d still run out of those before you’d run out of waves of unique characters.
  13. Yeah there are still lots of opportunities for the video games and the comics.
  14. My question is how much deeper can this Animated line (and for that matter the movie line) go? Thus far I’ve gotten all except for the rerelease sets of Turtles but I feel like we must be closing in on the end. What’s left after the Turtle Van? I could see a Turtle Lair and maybe a Turtle Blimp or Neutrino car but figure wise I can’t think of many. Same with the movie line. There are a couple of figures that I’d still be all for if they had the actor likeness rights but it doesn’t seem like there’s much meat left on those bones. None of this is a bad thing as the fact that I’m running out of things to want from these lines is a testament to the fact that NECA has crossed so much off my list. Are there things I’m not thinking of that people are really wanting or that leaves a glaring hole from this Cartoon Collection?
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