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Old May 18 2013, 09:32 PM   #3031
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Good luck, KM. Vintage toys can be a lot of fun. There are so many things from my childhood I'd like to own again but online and auction prices can be so high that I doubt I'll ever get some of them.

That's one of the best Flash action figures I've ever seen. Wow, that is nice.
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Old May 19 2013, 02:10 AM   #3032
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Yeah, he is great. I'm very happy with him. The only problem is that for some reason, the molds used in the more recent DC figures seem to have gotten slightly bigger. This means that Barry looks shorter than Wally and Jay, despite them being on the same bodies.

I sent that picture to a Flash loving friend of mine and she flipped out, demanding to know how she could get one of her own.
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Old May 19 2013, 03:46 AM   #3033
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Good luck, KM. Vintage toys can be a lot of fun. There are so many things from my childhood I'd like to own again but online and auction prices can be so high that I doubt I'll ever get some of them.
This one might be pretty cheap if I win it. The starting bid was only $15! And the Buy It Now price is $50.

Uh-oh, this was bound to happen. Clint found my stash of arrow charms. He's in heaven.

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Old May 19 2013, 03:55 AM   #3034
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He might be enjoying those arrows too much.
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Old May 19 2013, 04:42 AM   #3035
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If action figures could have orgasms, I'm sure Clint had multiples.
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Old May 19 2013, 05:12 AM   #3036
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And today's TMI award goes to...
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Old May 19 2013, 06:45 AM   #3037
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It's only fair. After all I've won it no fewer than 71 times during my posting career.
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Old May 19 2013, 07:48 AM   #3038
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Great new packaged photos of the three new Original Trilogy ships in the Vintage Collection line, due out as either online or Toys 'R' Us exclusives later this year.

The basic Vintage figures themselves might be in a state of hibernation for now, but at least there are still a handful of ships and vehicles (along with some Kmart-exclusive Ewok Catapult and Imperial Scanning Crew figure packs) that are still going to be released.

These look so great, and you get one ship from each episode in the OT.



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Old May 19 2013, 09:22 AM   #3039
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All of those look impressive, but I'm really liking Slave I.
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Old May 19 2013, 10:22 AM   #3040
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It's my favorite of the three by a light year. I wonder, though, if the Han in Carbonite accessory that comes with it will be an all-new mold that's more accurate (along the lines of the 2006 Carbonite Han block and figure that more or less looked like the movie prop) or they'll just rehash the same Slave I accessory that's been in most 3.75" Slave Is dating all the way back to the very first one in 1980.

The pic on the box looks like the classic Kenner version that's been recycled a few times since but sometimes the images on the packaging don't accurately reflect the actual product inside. I hope it's a new version.
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Old May 19 2013, 10:37 PM   #3041
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Mystery solved.

It's a slight repaint of the 2006 Carbonite Han block (which originally had a translucent orange "glow effect" to simulate Han being unthawed in Jedi), so that's good. That's the best and most screen accurate of all the existing carbonite blocks.



I like the Episode II/Jango Fett-style concussion charges included with this Slave 1. Nice continuity across the Saga.
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Old May 19 2013, 11:46 PM   #3042
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Are these just the same damn ships that have been released over and over and over, or are there actually new molds?
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Old May 20 2013, 01:54 AM   #3043
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I haven't been able to confirm either way. I don't know just yet.
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Old May 20 2013, 02:23 AM   #3044
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I didn't mean to come off confrontational. I just tend to roll my eyes at Hasbro when at least half of everything that the put out for Star Wars these days is just rerelease in packaging meant to pander to people's memories of their childhood.
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Old May 20 2013, 02:26 AM   #3045
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Nah, you didn't sound confrontational. You sounded concerned. I'm also getting tired of perpetually rehashed molds just so Hasbro can save a few tooling bucks and maximize the earnings of their shareholders.

I'm hoping things about these three new ships are new, but I just don't know. The TIE Interceptor might be the same mold that was used for the 2001 green-boxed Power of the Jedi ship and later on in the 2007-08 Anniversary Collection line.
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