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About karamazov80

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    Film, jazz music, toys, international politics, dogs, Muppets

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  1. The Transformers Thread

    I still think Takara does the best MP styled figures out there, but some 3rd party outfits certainly rival them now. Particularly Fanstoys, and to a lesser extent Ocular Max and DX9. But Takara can't keep up with the demand. Very few original, G1 MP molds nowadays. Nothing even announced since Sunstreaker, I don't think. But major omissions like Jazz, Trailbreaker, and many. . er, minibots.
  2. Toys R Us closing all 800+ US stores

    I wonder if Minimates were included here.
  3. wave 74

    74 waves! Wow.
  4. The Transformers Thread

    I'm sad to say that I didn't even know who Abominus or Rippersnapper were before googling! Abominus looks like an evil, more flamboyant Superion. And that's not a bad thing. For my collection, there's really nothing out there on the combiner front that I feel compelled to buy. I'm very, very interested in Fanstoys' Superion project though, and hope the Constructicons are up in the next. . .few years or so. Takara doesn't seem brave enough to try an official, Masterpiece combiner.
  5. What the F

    Not for me, but I haven't cared for really any of the Turtle stuff in recent years. The animated, theatrical film was probably the best.
  6. The Transformers Thread

    Good luck! I kept hemming and hawing about going after nice, third party, masterpiece-styled dinobots. And when I finally decide to track them down, some are really hard to find at a remotely reasonable price. But apart from shiny gold vs. yellow, these Fanstoys figures look like they jumped off the TV screen in the way that other MP figures do. I really dig them. I've got Stomp (Sludge) and Perfect Fusion Cesium (Slag) on the way. And I've also got a scaled up, MP-08 Grimlock on pre-order, which should be a nice stand in until/unless Fanstoys Grinder gets another re-release. Here is my display from a week or so back (before I got Sever/Snarl).
  7. 1/6 Scale Action Figures

    I got some new Detolfs and had a chance to highlight some of the great backgrounds I got from Luke.
  8. 1/6 Scale Action Figures

    Nice. I also love this Spidey. Puts the previous figures to shame.
  9. The Transformers Thread

    Speaking of snarl and swoop, I just picked up these two bad boys. Very, very impressive.
  10. Toys R Us closing all 800+ US stores

    Ok. I'll check back here if the discounts get substantial enough, and can pick some stuff up for you if you want.
  11. WWF Custom Minimate Preorder Thread

    Good news!
  12. WWF Custom Minimate Preorder Thread

    Would love to see Jim Neidhart, "Slammy Award Winner" Owen, and the Bulldog as complementary figures. But there are so many great, iconic characters you could go with in that era. Undertaker, Hogan, Ted Dibiase (I can imagine your interpretation of his laughing face!), Ric Flair, Big Van Vader, Great Muta, the Road Warriors, the Rockers. . .and of course, the Macho Man. I already have a terrific Macho Man custom that I got from Secret Santa a few years ago, but you can never have enough Macho Men! *cue the Village People song*
  13. Toys R Us closing all 800+ US stores

    Hey Rob! I hope you guys are doing well. Work has been kicking my rear. But that's no excuse to ignore the best internet forum in existence! I didn't see that one when I glanced at the pegs, but if I do see them, I can pick them up for you if you want. Anything else that's worth paying attention to? I saw the full Wolverine line, with Mojo, etc., the Black Panther line, Nightmare Before Christmas, Ripley with the vehicle from Aliens, plus some Muppets.
  14. Toys R Us closing all 800+ US stores

    I swung by my local Toys R Us yesterday, for the purpose of using a gift card that was going to be useless after a month. I went to the section of the Minimates, and the pegs were overflowing. It seems like no one was buying them at all. I haven't been following Minimates very closely for a while, so I don't know if this is indicative of what is going on everywhere else. But when the heavy discounts come, I'll have to head back and see if there's something that catches my eye. When another one of these Toys R Us is closed about 8 or 9 years ago across town, I stocked up. I think I still have some of those in storage.
  15. WWF Custom Minimate Preorder Thread

    So psyched about this! The one dream Minimate line we never got, and you're also starting with my favorite. Thanks Luke! Now I need to investigate this custom Marvel line I hear you speak of.