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  1. karamazov80


    Gotta display the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man with that.
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    Toys R Us closing all 800+ US stores

    I visited the one in Toys R Us a few years ago. It was mighty impressive, I must say. Today, I went back to my local Toys R Us after having visited it a few weeks ago. Last time I saw it, things were from 40 to 70% off for the most part. Minimates were still 40% off. Today I went in, in the store was almost totally gutted. There are only a few things left in the front, but most of the stock been gone. There's no way that stuff all sold. So, I suspected it already been liquidated to a retailer like Ross or TJ Maxx. So, I would anticipate seeing some of that stuff up here somewhere in the near future. Including lots of Minimates. There were plenty of Minimates last time I went, and today I just saw a smattering of Nightmare Before Christmas packs left. No way all that stuff sold from the store itself. They were listed as 60% off today.
  3. Knowing the level of Star Trek interest on this forum, I thought some folks might be interested in this. The red suit may stain the neck a bit, but at this price, how can you go wrong? Engage and make it so.
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    Toys R Us closing all 800+ US stores

    I very briefly stopped by the local TRU earlier today, and the collectibles, including Minimates were 40% off (at least that's what the sign said). I didn't have time to really dig through and see what was there, but FYI. Video games were 50% off! It included PS4 games and Switch games.
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    WWF Custom Minimate Preorder Thread

    Ok, thanks for the heads up. I had a pang of fear and anxiety a minute ago, thinking today was the 18th and I might have missed the pre-order!
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    WWF Custom Minimate Preorder Thread

    Bold move going with Knuckleball Schwartz next! Excited about what is to come! The '80s-early '90s WWF is the period of wrestling I'm most nostalgic for. I've been listening to quite a bit of a podcast called "Something to Wrestle With Bruce Prichard," which just started showing on WWE Network as well. Prichard was Brother Love, and was involved in WWF production and talent relations from 1987 through 2008 or so. He tells so many great behind the scenes stories. If anyone is interested in that time period, I highly recommend it. Prichard was largely responsible for both Undertaker and Ted Dibiase coming to WWF to begin with. I'm slightly sad to hear that HBK won't be out until you get around to the New Generation period, because the Rockers would make for fantastic Minimates! Same for the Bulldogs. But understandable. You've gotta make hard choices, with so many great characters to choose from! And honestly, if I had to pick tag teams who would make great Minimates, Demolition or the Road Warriors/Legion of Doom would be higher, even if they weren't quite as entertaining in the ring.
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    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.
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    Toys R Us closing all 800+ US stores

    I wonder if Minimates were included here.
  9. karamazov80

    wave 74

    74 waves! Wow.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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).
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    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.
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    1/6 Scale Action Figures

    Nice. I also love this Spidey. Puts the previous figures to shame.