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Old April 30 2013, 03:25 AM   #2911
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Old April 30 2013, 04:08 AM   #2912
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Old May 1 2013, 01:15 AM   #2913
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Heads up: Tomorrow is the official street date for the Man of Steel figures. Check your toy retailers, especially if you want Jor-El. He's one per case. Joy.
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Old May 1 2013, 01:35 AM   #2914
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My close buddy down in Florida was in a Walmart this afternoon and witnessed a mother and her child deliberately vandalizing Star Wars and other action figures because collectors like my friend "hog all the toys for themselves and won't let kids have them, so nobody's going to have them now!"



My friend recorded some of the good ol' fashioned family vandalism on his iPhone and turned it over to the store manager and the local cops for investigatory and prosecution purposes. He'd have sent it to me to send to the Star Wars collecting sites so they could discuss the criminal activity and irresponsible parenting, but he doesn't have possession of the phone footage anymore.

Wow. That kid was a brazen and stupid little brat, but his mother was a real turd for encouraging it and participating.
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Old May 1 2013, 01:40 AM   #2915
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By vandalism, do you mean they were causing actual damage to the toys? It seems like that's both a bold and stupid move to do in a public store.
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Old May 1 2013, 02:04 AM   #2916
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Funny thing is, if there were Star Wars toys on the shelf, they were most likely ones that collectors don't want.
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Old May 1 2013, 02:35 AM   #2917
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By vandalism, do you mean they were causing actual damage to the toys? It seems like that's both a bold and stupid move to do in a public store.
Yes. Destroying the packaging and stepping on and damaging the figures after they fell out.

Here's what my friend said he saw the brat turd kid and his mom vandalize:

-Deleted Scenes Luke
-Sandstorm Leia
-Sandstorm Lando
-Colonel Cracken
-Mon Calamari Pilot
-Ratts Tyerell
-Bespin Han Solo
-Barriss Offee
-Rebel Fleet Trooper
-Logray

Along with a few others in the Darth Maul 2012-style packaging, but he can't remember if they were Clone Wars, Movie Heroes or the Walmart-exclusive figures with the 3-D glasses.
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Old May 1 2013, 03:23 AM   #2918
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@OdoWan...thanks for the heads up! Looks like it'll be a trip to the comic shop on the weekend.
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Old May 1 2013, 04:00 AM   #2919
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^It's a good weekend for a trip to the comic shop, since Saturday is Free Comic Day.
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Old May 1 2013, 04:07 AM   #2920
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^ I keep forgetting that..but you're right!
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Old May 2 2013, 01:21 AM   #2921
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A whimsical and just plain terrific animated take on the classic Kenner action figure packaging's "92 Back" design from the 1984-85 period right before the original Star Wars toy lines ended.

I love the amusing interpretations of the characters and original figures with the fun little details and twists the artist endeavored to slip into the image so fans and collectors would have a lot of fun looking at this thing.

Enjoy!

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Old May 2 2013, 02:28 AM   #2922
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OK! Man of Steel Movie Masters time!

First, although I'm an opener, I couldn't tear into them before snapping a pic of that very sexy packaging:


Now on to the main event

Superman:


Zod:


Jor-El:


As you can clearly see, the sculpting on all three of these is utterly fantastic. The paint is very clean, and the articulation is the great standard that we have come to expect from the Movie Masters line. The only extra joint I may have wanted is an ab crunch, but none of the previous Movie Masters have had one either. I do have a couple quibbles, the biggest being the size of Zod's head. Geez what a noggin! Second, besides the stand, all of these characters come with a great big goose egg for accessories. I obviously haven't seen the movie yet and have no idea what would have been good, but come on, they could have thrown in something!

Overall though, these are easily some of my favorite figures so far this year. I can't wait for the movie, and for wave 2.
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Old May 2 2013, 02:30 AM   #2923
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Very nice. I'm more impressed by these new Superman figures than I thought I'd be.

I don't know which is more amusing: the regular and beloved appearance of the one and only Tom Servo, or Slave Leia eyeballing Jor-El's ass.
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Old May 2 2013, 02:32 AM   #2924
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Hehe. I thought you might find that amusing. In all the Superman excitement, I forgot to mention that I found Sandstorm Leia today. The sandstorm gear is nice, but well, beneath it.....Yeah, I don't think I'll be using the sandstorm gear.
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Old May 2 2013, 02:33 AM   #2925
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Good man.

Yeah, that Sandstorm Leia is still pretty hard to find for most people and her official release date was back in February of 2012. Any score of a Deleted Scenes figure is very cool and something to applaud, even now.
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