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Old April 16 2012, 11:19 PM   #166
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Your HALO stuff kicks ass, man. I'm a huge fan of the franchise and was playing HALO: ODST just the other night. I've seriously considered buying some HALO figures and vehicles but places like Toys 'R' Us just want too much for them($19.99-$21.99 for a Master Chief or Spartan figure for example) and the selection at cheaper stores like Walmart is just pretty slim. Still...keeping my mind open for when I see any sales and markdowns.
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Old April 16 2012, 11:20 PM   #167
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The Halo stuff is about the only good stuff McFarlane is still making. How the mighty have fallen.
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Old April 16 2012, 11:23 PM   #168
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Your HALO stuff kicks ass, man. I'm a huge fan of the franchise and was playing HALO: ODST just the other night. I've seriously considered buying some HALO figures and vehicles but places like Toys 'R' Us just want too much for them($19.99-$21.99 for a Master Chief or Spartan figure for example) and the selection at cheaper stores like Walmart is just pretty slim. Still...keeping my mind open for when I see any sales and markdowns.
tbh, $20/$22 is kinda cheap over here... When I go to the States this summer my luggage will be full!
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Old April 16 2012, 11:26 PM   #169
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Your HALO stuff kicks ass, man. I'm a huge fan of the franchise and was playing HALO: ODST just the other night. I've seriously considered buying some HALO figures and vehicles but places like Toys 'R' Us just want too much for them($19.99-$21.99 for a Master Chief or Spartan figure for example) and the selection at cheaper stores like Walmart is just pretty slim. Still...keeping my mind open for when I see any sales and markdowns.
tbh, $20/$22 is kinda cheap over here... When I go to the States this summer my luggage will be full!
Fair point. In places like Australia a single, brand new STAR WARS figure from the more collector-oriented Vintage Collection line can run as high as $16.50 or $17.00 AUD. Countries like Belgium and France have also sold them for in excess of 11 or 12 euros apiece depending on the store you're at. I'll admit, we Yank and Canadian collectors have it pretty easy compared to most of the rest of the world.
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Old April 17 2012, 07:29 AM   #170
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The Halo stuff is about the only good stuff McFarlane is still making. How the mighty have fallen.
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Old April 17 2012, 04:05 PM   #171
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Since the thread title also mentioned toys:






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Old April 17 2012, 04:59 PM   #172
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The Halo stuff is about the only good stuff McFarlane is still making. How the mighty have fallen.
agreed.
I don't even play Halo (never did), yet I've got a number of the figures.
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Old April 17 2012, 05:08 PM   #173
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Lightsabers? Hellz to the yes!!!

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Old April 17 2012, 09:33 PM   #174
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The guy with the messed up face in the Star Wars Cantina was a doctor?
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Old April 17 2012, 09:38 PM   #175
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The guy with the messed up face in the Star Wars Cantina was a doctor?
According to the backstory established after 1977, yes. He held the title of doctor and was notorious as well as a wanted man in multiple star systems for ruthlessly experimenting on the body parts of many unwilling alien specimens. By the time he ended up in the Cantina in Mos Eisley in A NEW HOPE he had teamed up with the Aqualish thug and criminal Ponda Baba("Walrus Man") and the good doctor was subject to the death penalties of no fewer than twelve systems for his crimes.
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Old April 17 2012, 11:42 PM   #176
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Of course, the real story is that they were both architectural designers and the story about being wanted men was the result of drunken jerkiness. Such a tragic mistake.
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Old April 17 2012, 11:46 PM   #177
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ROBOT CHICKEN. Where would we be without it.
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Old April 18 2012, 03:58 AM   #178
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Of course, the real story is that they were both architectural designers and the story about being wanted men was the result of drunken jerkiness. Such a tragic mistake.
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Old April 18 2012, 07:27 PM   #179
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The sketch being discussed:



Great stuff. Loved the Conan O'Brien voice cameo at the end.
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Old April 21 2012, 05:40 PM   #180
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Just breaking for those interested: The 2012 Wave 4 Aayla Secura has just been found in the past day at a Walmart in California. This means that Wave 4(Dr. Evazan, Aayla, Kithaba Skiff Guard, 501st Legion Clone Trooper, Nom Anor and several repacks of popular or hard to find 2011 figures) has actually hit retail before 95% of the population have even seen Wave 3.

I don't know what's going on with Hasbro anymore. They're sloppy or late to the game with good MLP:FiM merchandise...they can't get STAR WARS, Marvel Superhero and G.I. Joe figures distributed adequately and even in the correct order...they make public announcements that product is going to be available for shipment soon and then delay entire waves of action figures an entire year or even cancel them. I love that company, but is it ever a bloody mess. There are times I think a cage full of honey badgers could run things better than the current gang at the helm.

Here's a carded shot of the new Aayla Secura that was just found:
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