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Old July 21 2013, 02:34 AM   #3361
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They showed off the second wave of the much anticipated Black Series. I don't call that weak at all.
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Old July 21 2013, 02:38 AM   #3362
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Oh, that's not what I meant. I think they revealed some kickass stuff over the past couple of days, but the general consensus at the collecting sites that I frequent is that the presentation had less meat and was weaker overall this year than in most past years, that's all.

The second wave of the Black Series and some of the 6" figures were amazing to see. I still see people complaining about Mara Jade's face and head sculpt, but hey - call me silly, but I really like her design and she's the best Mara Jade figure in this scale by far. It's not even a close competition.
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Old July 21 2013, 02:54 AM   #3363
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Oh, in all the SDCC hubub I forgot to show off the latest from the Watchmen line. This month we get Nite Owl:


The cape restricts the articulation a ton, but the overall look of the figure is nice. I just wish that his shoulders weren't completely useless. Also, there seems to be no waist cut. Mattel, really? We're paying a premium for these figures. Why the hell are you skipping out on articulation?
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Old July 21 2013, 02:56 PM   #3364
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^ The articulation is ten times better than the original movie Watchman figures. Those barely had any making them extremely hard to pose for display. The only thing they had going for them is the sculpt.
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Old July 21 2013, 05:17 PM   #3365
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Jedi Temple Archives has just posted a massive, collaborative and special new article on the Vintage Collection that is one of the best and most entertaining things I've ever read about that figure line and, I believe, the best online collectors' tribute yet.

Great stuff.
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Old July 21 2013, 05:22 PM   #3366
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They should've used some kind of vinyl for Nite Owl's cape. Similar to the old robes on vintage Star Wars figures.
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Old July 21 2013, 05:29 PM   #3367
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Jedi Temple Archives has just posted a massive, collaborative and special new article on the Vintage Collection that is one of the best and most entertaining things I've ever read about that figure line and, I believe, the best online collectors' tribute yet.

Great stuff.
Terrific article but I really disagree with some of their Top 25 choices (Bespin Luke is AWFUL, Starkiller really?, ROTS Darth Sidious?!)

I like Derryl DePriest's list though.
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Old July 21 2013, 05:43 PM   #3368
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I'd have ranked the VC94 Imperial Navy Commander in that Top 25. Top Ten, really. But yeah, I can't argue in the least with the Gamorrean Guard and Ponda Baba being two of the top three figures from the line. The guys totally nailed those two picks.
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Old July 22 2013, 01:09 AM   #3369
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Diamond Select revealed their re-issue of the Enterprise-A and she looks incredible!
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Old July 22 2013, 03:45 AM   #3370
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Clint and Tasha joined me on a trip to see the Washington Nationals play the L.A. Dodgers. They suffered along with me through a long bus ride, excessive heat, and the Nats losing.





The game disappointed, but they liked my piggy bank souvenir.

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Old July 22 2013, 04:16 AM   #3371
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Super-articulated scanning crew officer. Yes, that's one that fans were clamboring for.
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I got onto TRU at 5am central time to get the Hasbro release of the SDCC exclusive Masterpiece Soundwave w/ all the tapes. Super happy. Should arrive tomorrow. Also got the Adam West Batmobile which arrived yesterday. Doors and trunk don't open and it really doesn't do anything other than roll and look nice, but I like it.
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Old July 22 2013, 04:31 AM   #3372
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Your username has me thinking that we really do need a good Corran Horn figure. The one we got in Droid Factory was a really generic X-Wing pilot figure. The guy deserves better than that. He's a Jedi with an awesome color and length changing lightsaber!
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Old July 22 2013, 04:33 AM   #3373
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Your username has me thinking that we really do need a good Corran Horn figure. The one we got in Droid Factory was a really generic X-Wing pilot figure. The guy deserves better than that. He's a Jedi with an awesome color and length changing lightsaber!
Agreed. They didn't even do a distinctive green flight suit. Whistler was green though.

Because he was so generic I haven't picked that up. I did make my own Whistler using green astromech parts at Disney's Droid Factory when we went there, though.
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Old July 23 2013, 02:28 AM   #3374
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They've just been found, folks!

Keep your eyes peeled if you're interested in these. If they're just starting to surface on the West Coast it's just a matter of time before the entire country sees them in local stores.
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Old July 23 2013, 07:40 PM   #3375
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We're getting what looks to be a "Star Trek: Into Darkness" line from Play Arts Kai. These are obviously prototypes for Kirk and Spock. No idea yet if there are further figures planned yet.

http://www.thetrekcollective.com/201...-revealed.html
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