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  1. I have not been a collector of Marvel Legends for too long now. During the ToyBiz days, when I was much younger, I was more of a pick and choose kinda guy. If there was a cool character I was familiar with, I’d pick it up. At this time, however, I wasn’t much of a collector of anything. I loved Star Wars and Toybiz’s Lord of the Rings line, so I picked those up more frequently, but at this point in my life, these weren’t additions to a collection, they were toys that after a few days or a week, went into a bin or just sat on my bookshelf to collect dust. The closest thing that resembled a collection at all, besides my bins of Star Wars, were Pirates of the Caribbean 3.75” figures, all of which were displayed on a black pearl playset on my dresser. As I got older, I became a bit more picky with what I picked up, and back then, in the early days of Hasbro’s Marvel stuff, often times Mattel had better quality with their D.C. stuff. I was big into Batman for a while, and was able to form a small collection of random Batman characters that fitted my liking. But I still wasn’t a collector, I was just a guy that liked action figures. I discovered eventually that figure collecting was something that I was going to be doing well into adulthood (I’m currentlt in my early 20’s) when I first ever got a few NECA figures and realized there was more quality out there than just kids toys. The Clash of the Titans Persues they made (from the remake) and the original police station assault T-800 blew me away at the time. There were actually 2 different franchises you might not expect that really got me into the collecting habit. The first was Character Option’s Doctor Who line. I was never a major fan of the Doctor Who, but I did go through a phase where I really enjoyed it, and especially enjoyed the figures. They were cheap, but had a high quality and were something other than the familiar franchises I was used to buying from. The other franchise was McFarlane’s 5” The Walking Dead comic and tv lines. I know everyone has their opinions on McFarlane, but I absolutely loved those figures at the time. I still love them when I look at them, simply because of the reminders of the good times collecting and remembering the days when the show was worth watching. This line was a wonder to collect for me. I didn’t become a fan of the franchise until the show was on its season, when I binge watched it on Netflix, then bought all of the compendiums of the comics and read them swiftly. Then came the toy collecting. At this point, there were 3 or 4 waves already out, with new waves coming once or twice a year between the comic and tv waves. So I was able to track down the old and the new, making it some of my first real hunting experiences, aside from looking for one particular figure. Dont get me wrong, these weren’t the only lines I was collecting. I was a casual buyer of the early Star Wars Black Series, and was going back and buying a bunch of the Toybiz Lord of the Rings stuff I had missed, but it was The Walking Dead stuff that turned me into the type of collector that was a completionist, and introduced me to hunting for new stuff and old in various stores. By this point, I was full on collecting the Black Series, and a lot of NECA’s Aliens, but TWD was my lady love at the time. Star Wars was always my soul mate, but TWD was a years long passionate love affair. But then McFarlane decided to come up with the nonsensical Color Tops wave which would mix various brands into one 7” scale series. This brought an end to the comic line entirely, and turned the tv line into a 7” static crap festival. And while they began to evolve into better figures over time, I didn’t want them, I had an almost complete collection in a different scale. Eventually, the brand lost almost all of its popularity and now McFarlane doesn’t even touch it. But it was because of the death of my favorite line that I decided to reach out and see what exactly else was out there for me. Now, I could’ve just stuck with what I had, continued buying Star Wars and Aliens and the occasional Batman figure if the desire struck, but I had a taste for collecting and didn’t want to stop. This is what drew me to Marvel Legends. This was around the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, so I was kind of high off of my first impression of that, and decided to buy the AoA Captain America. I was kind of hooked, but not hook line and sinker just yet. I decided to get the movie characters only. That lasted for a little bit, until my girlfriend bought me the comic Black suit spidey and that was the end. I had to get my favorite characters in various suits, both comic and movie versions, and I had to build my favorite teams. From the moment I knew I was all in, I knew that I was never going to be a completionist. If I don’t care about the character, or can’t fit it into my display, I see no use in buying. If they weren’t on my list, then the only reason I would buy them is to finish a BAF or because I was surprised by how cool the character was despite me not originally wanting them (Bullseye, Black Bolt). When I first started collecting Legends 5 years ago, I had a list, a very daunting list that I thought would go on for years and wouldn’t be finished in all likelihood. But this year and the last were such amazing years for legends, and with the 80th collections and all of these fantastic 90’s X-Men coming out so fast, my list has gotten into the single digits. Doctor Doom is on the horizon of 2020, and aside from some characters like Thunderbird and Warpath and a true 90’s Emma Frost, and a damn classic Doctor Strange, Power Man, and Iron Fist, my marvel legends days seem to be numbered. The movies will continue to pump out, so they may keep me interested in new figures, but the list as I knew it is getting very small. So when, exactly, am I to stop? Ought the list I set out for myself be the end of what I have built? Should I set up rules for myself and limit my hobby and passion? It’s not like I’m going to stop collecting other lines? Or should I? With Star Wars coming to an “end” similar to the MCU coming to and “end” or at least the end of an era, my big tent-pole franchises are ending fast. Soon, my Star Wars list will be shorter and shorter until it too has ended. So should I stop collecting entirely? I mean, I’ve just finally gotten into imports and anime stuff, so maybe those will be the new focus. It’s a very strange time in the entertainment industry, and that equates to the toy industry. Big franchises are “ending”:: game of Thrones, avengers, Star Wars. It feels cathartic in a way. Would I ever even consider limiting collecting if these eerejrb weren’t ending? I know that more brands are coming. I know more lines are always coming. Maybe I shouldn’t stop collecting, but should stop this era of collecting. Look to new brands, diversify. Get anime stuff and Harry Potter stuff, go head first into McFarlanes new DC stuff, go where I haven’t gone before so that the hobby is in uncharted territory for me. I know avengers and Star Wars and all those franchises aren’t really over. No one’s ever really gone. I guess I wonder how you folks feel? If you even got this far. When is it a right time to end? When is it time for a change. To keep the passion alive...
  2. Just announced, during the closing ceremonies for the 2019 Star Wars Celebration Chicago, they're returning to Anaheim next year for the 2020 Star Wars Celebration! View image on Twitter
  3. I’m wondering if we will see a release of Hasbro action figures or Funko Pop! based on any of the newly introduced characters from Galaxy’s Edge! Anyone heard anything out there regarding the possibility?
  4. For those looking to score the exclusives at next month's Star WarsCelebration Chicago (April 11-15) , they've announced there will be an Advance Lottery system for the Funko exclusive Pop!'s, Hasbro Black Series Episode1 Darth Maul & Obi-Wan, and Lego Darth Vader bust."Lotteries for all exhibitor exclusives will open on Wednesday, March 27 and close on Wednesday April 3. Fans must enter the lottery before 11:59 PM central time on Wednesday April 3. The time in which you enter a lottery has no impact on your chance of winning a lottery. Multiple entries with the same e-mail address, confirmation number or badge activation number will be void. Entries to exclusive exhibitor lotteries are limited to up to the number of badges associated with the order number or e-mail address you provide."You can read more about it here.In addition to those exclusives, as well as, the Bluefin 0-0-0 Model Kit, DST/Gentle Giant Darth Maul statue and Hera bust, StarWars.comreveals a few more exclusives: From Acme Archives; “The Hopeful” art print by Jerry Vanderstelt @ $125 From Aquarius; Bounty hunter magnets (various), $9.99 each (Buy all 5, get Boba Fett free) Character and vehicle magnets (various), $5.99-$9.99 each From Fantasy Flight Games; Star Wars: Legion Limited Edition Darth Vader Commander Expansion @ $29.95 From Hallmark; Boushh itty bitty @ $7 Ahsoka Tano PXL8 enamel pin @ $8 Beginnings: C-3PO and R2-D2 Keepsake Ornament 2-pack @ $40 Darth Maul salt & pepper shaker @ $25 From Koto, Inc.; R2-R9 and R2-B1 ARTFX statues 2-pack @ $129.99 From Kotobukiya; ARTFX Darth Vader bronze version @ $119.99 From Regal Robot; Jabba’s dais gargoyle magnet @ $20 From Seven20; Walk-N-Roar Chewbacca plush with collectible Millennium Falcon pin @ $20 Cantina Scenez plush with collectible band member pin @ $20 From Topps; 5 exclusive cards available; 1 card free with each $50 purchase From Wilson; Star Wars: The Phantom Menace 20th anniversary football @ $100
  5. Here at Jedi Insider, we want to spotlight awesome Toy Photographyfrom some of the hottest photographers on the Internet today. Today, we are spotlighting "Padme" by Shooting The Galaxy. Be sure to Give Shooting The Galaxy a follow on Instagram and let him know what you think of his work in the comments below.If you'd like to be considered to have your work featured, if you haven't already, join the Toynewsi forums, and post your work in the Toy Photography section.
  6. Here at Jedi Insider, we want to spotlight awesome Toy Photography from some of the hottest photographers on the Internet today. Today, we are spotlighting "Intruder" by Shooting The Galaxy. Be sure to Give Shooting The Galaxy a follow on Instagram and let him know what you think of his work in the comments below.If you'd like to be considered to have your work featured, if you haven't already, join the Toynewsi forums, and post your work in the Toy Photography section.
  7. Here is a list of figures I would like to see Hasbro produce in the 6 inch line: -Kyle Katarn -Plo Koon -Kit Fisto -Concept Art characters -George Lucas
  8. Here at Jedi Insider, we want to spotlight awesome Toy Photography from some of the hottest photographers on the Internet today. Today, we are spotlighting "Conveyance" by tx0666 Be sure to Give tx0666 a follow on Instagram and let them know what you think of their work in the comments below.If you'd like to be considered to have your work featured, if you haven't already, join the Toynewsi forums, and post your work in the Toy Photography section.
  9. Erivera94 takes a look at the Star Wars: Revenge Of The Sith Obi Wan Kenobi figure from S.H. FiguartsIf you would like to see your Star Wars review(s) featured on Jedi Insider, head over to the Toy News International forums, and post in the Toy Reviews sectionfor consideration.
  10. "> Indulge your sweet tooth and love of adventures that take place in a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars-themed Pop! PEZ including Ponda Baba™ (Walrus Man) (with a Chase), Snaggletooth™ (with a Chase), Lando™ and Logray™. Coming Soon from Funko
  11. This is a very nice addition to any Star Wars figure collectors collection. The die cast helmet and lightsaber hilts are a nice touch.
  12. https://jediinsider.com/243-19986 As Disney prepares to launch its streaming service in 2019, they are attempting to build up their film catalog. Unfortunately, some deals made in the last few years are making that difficult. Sources say, they have been trying to regain the rights from Turner Broadcasting, who gained them in a 2016 agreement. Apparently Turner is not interested in losing the rights to the films, as they say, "...the talks haven’t advanced further." Disney has also announced they will not extend their current deal with Netflix, which ends in 2019. (Source: Bloomberg)
  13. 12/7/17Character & related elements © Lucasfilm Ltd./Disney
  14. The GI Joe & Toy Show will now be at a NEW venue; the PASADENA CONVENTION CENTER. The show will take place MAY 6th, 2018!! There are a limited number of dealer tables available at $75 each. Please email jamesdesimone@hotmail.com for tables. May 6th, 2018 10AM - 5PM Pasadena Convention Center 300 East Green Street, Pasadena, CA Admission is $10. Also at the same Convention Center that day is the RoboToyFest Robot & Toy Show, $10 includes admission to BOTH shows!! The GI Joe & Toy Show is in its' own room. On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SoCalGIJoeShow/ Please SPREAD THE WORD!
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