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Old September 22 2012, 05:03 AM   #1351
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Yeah, it is unusual to see the Joker in more normal clothes. But as I said, that particular one came in a two pack with Harley Quinn:


that was based off of this iconic piece of art by the great Alex Ross:
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Old September 22 2012, 06:10 AM   #1352
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Eighteen...

Eighteen...

Eighteen dollar Vintage figure 3-packs...

At Tar-get!

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Old September 23 2012, 12:36 AM   #1353
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DC Universe Club Infinite Earths figure for September is Black Mask:



Always awesome to add another Batman rogue to the display. The empty cowl he comes with is a really nice accessory. Overall no complaints. With the exception of the way too big Rocket Red, everything in the subscription so far has been a home run. Next month is a two-for with Poison Ivy and Elasti-Girl. Looking forward to both.
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Old September 23 2012, 01:03 AM   #1354
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I'm so getting Black Mask. He looks absolutely fantastic.
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Old September 23 2012, 01:21 AM   #1355
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He's already sold out on MattyCollector, so you'll have to hit ebay if you want him.
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Old September 23 2012, 01:26 AM   #1356
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Big Bad has him for Pre-Order...with an estimated shipping date of September but that could easily be changed. You might be right about ebay.
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Old September 23 2012, 04:50 AM   #1357
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Picked up an extra AT-ST Scout Walker vehicle at a local Kmart this evening. They were sold out of all their new Ewok Scout and AT-ST Ground Crew figure 2-packs so I grabbed the next best thing. Great vehicle, even if its legs are extremely wobbly at first and take some real work getting to stand straight in order to support the cockpit module and not fall over.
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Old September 23 2012, 02:37 PM   #1358
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They're out and starting to hit, guys!

Check your local Kmarts if you want to pick these bad boys up...they're only $14.99 a set, which works out to just seven and a half bucks per figure. That's $2.50 cheaper than most other Star Wars action figures at the moment, and the best part is...these are almost entirely new! None of these individual characters have ever been made before and use just a handful of recycled parts.

That AT-ST crew set is the sex for sure. I bought one, I don't even collect action figures because it looks so bad ass
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Old September 23 2012, 05:47 PM   #1359
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Tasha and Clint are having fun this fall. Pumpkin hunts and pepper picking!






"Bet this pepper isn't as hot as I am!"


After the garden tour, they wanted some booze. Tasha was not impressed with my vodka selection. "Finland? Are you KIDDING me?"


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A scalper swooped into one of my local stores and bought about ten packs of those Kmart Ewok and AT-ST Crew figures. Piled them all into a cart right after the store opened and bought every single one of them. The lady who runs the toy department at that particular Kmart said she's seen the guy more than once and he always comes in, strips and raids the pegs and shelves for the newest stuff and walks out with bags of stuff. She thinks he's a scalper, too.
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Old September 23 2012, 10:33 PM   #1361
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I imagine similar scenarios play out in most places. So between iffy distribution and scalpers, collectors--or just regular customers--really don't have a chance getting stuff in some areas. I think I said it earlier in this thread that it sometimes is just a matter of luck or being willing to shell out big bucks for it on eBay.
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Old September 24 2012, 12:17 AM   #1362
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Pretty much. Distribution's gotten markedly better as we entered late summer and the start of fall but even now it's still hit or miss in most places. I have four different Kmarts in my immediate area, though, so I'll score the Ewok and AT-ST Ground Crew sets before too long...they're bound to be in at least one of them. Kmart somehow manages to do a better job (at least recently) of handling Star Wars exclusives than Walmart does. It doesn't make sense, but it's a fact of the recent past.
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Old September 24 2012, 04:26 AM   #1363
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Hawkeye on the campaign trail:



No idea how he'd actually vote, but Jeremy Renner is a big supporter of President Obama.
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Old September 24 2012, 04:45 AM   #1364
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I get the feeling Loki would be a pretty big Romney fan. But only after the Gingrich campaign tanked.
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Old September 24 2012, 06:29 PM   #1365
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A scalper swooped into one of my local stores and bought about ten packs of those Kmart Ewok and AT-ST Crew figures. Piled them all into a cart right after the store opened and bought every single one of them. The lady who runs the toy department at that particular Kmart said she's seen the guy more than once and he always comes in, strips and raids the pegs and shelves for the newest stuff and walks out with bags of stuff. She thinks he's a scalper, too.
Some of them will charge double or even triple at the flea markets making it harder for people to find in the stores because those scalpers have them all
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