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1  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Re: Marvel Legends - Discussion thread on: October 15, 2020, 07:46:57 pm
You may recall that I never open my figures. The closes I've ever come is opening the DCUC Legion of Super-Heroes package -- without removing any of the figures.

Well, I'm glad that my Storm/Thunderbird set has her in full wind mode. Love the windswept look on her. She's not as well-proportioned as Cockrum drew here, but the figures look so good together. I'll be placing this on my desk so I can admire the beauty. I know there are some problems with Thunderbird, but from my vantage point -- he's excellent.

I got the set off ebay, and wouldn't you know that it was available on Target again the very next day! I don't get these exclusive sets -- especially for such high in demand figures!
2  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Re: Marvel Legends - Discussion thread on: October 08, 2020, 05:51:21 pm
Well, I botched that. I saw the set was available to ship to store or home address from Target.com. I was going to wait until today to order, but though better of it. Unfortunately, Target.com does not let you know the set is sold out until you choose the method of shipping -- and it's sold out for either method.

I don't know if it would have been at the nearby (about 35 miles away) Target, but I stopped there today after work -- and there were no set except for Deadpool and that atomic powers girl -- and another with Old Man Logan and someone (was not impressed by either -- and there were plenty of both).

Last night I saw it going on ebay for $100.00 and that's just a ridiculous amount to pay. I saw some more reasonable prices today -- lowest at $60, but not sure about that particular vendor. May go halfway and shell out $75. I mean -- that Storm is Storm. That's one of Dave Cockrum's top 10 designs, IMHO.
3  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Re: Marvel Legends - Discussion thread on: October 07, 2020, 09:51:34 pm
I saw a couple of Black Tom figures at Wal-Mart today. I usually buy any character designed by Dave Cockrum, but am passing for now -- being that the Storm/Thunderbird set is dropping next week. I may pick up Tom at some later date.
4  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Re: Marvel Legends - Discussion thread on: August 22, 2020, 01:35:17 pm
I have one Target near where I work (of course, I'm working from home these days -- but hoping I'll be in the office a few days per week by October). I have seen some sets there, but they are never the ones that I want.
5  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Re: Marvel Legends - Discussion thread on: August 21, 2020, 04:31:26 pm
 Storm/Thunderbird pre-orders are sold out. Have to wait until the set is released to try and order.  gah.gif
6  General Geekery - The Comics, Films and more that inspire the Toys we love! / The Geek Boy and Girl's Vale of Visual Amusement / Re: DC CW Game Changer. No Spoilers. on: August 12, 2020, 11:06:33 am
I enjoyed the ending despite some misgivings.

Icicle survives a fall from a building but then is shattered when he is run over by an SUv? I guess you could say the fall did a lot of damage to his 'ice form'. I also think we lost way too many interesting characters this season -- especially Brainwave, Jr. I guess he had the potential to overshadow Stargirl -- and that may have played a part in his demise. Dragon King was just a really creep, old school villains -- and will be missed. Brainwave Sr. was also an excellent villain. I liked that Grundy was spared -- probably something that will work to the JSA's favor in the future.

I really need to see Jade next season to make up for the loss of Henry.

Shade, Eclipso and Starman in season 2 -- though I don't think that's actually Starman. Who, then, is he?
7  General Geekery - The Comics, Films and more that inspire the Toys we love! / The Geek Boy and Girl's Vale of Visual Amusement / Re: DC CW Game Changer. No Spoilers. on: August 10, 2020, 02:19:50 pm
I"m avoiding discussions of the finale until after I watch it on CW tomorrow evening (or Wednesday online).
8  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Re: Marvel Legends - Discussion thread on: August 10, 2020, 02:16:44 pm
Almost everyone wants White Queen, but are iffy on the other figures. I doubt, though, that White Queen will be released separately any time soon. Still waiting for classic Hela and Moonstone to be released!

I definitely want that Storm/Thunderbird set. I still have the old 5-inch boxed set that includes most of the new X-Men team. That's the only figure Thunderbird has had until now (not counting his brother).
9  The Collector's Life / The Pegs / Re: Marvel Legends - Discussion thread on: August 09, 2020, 08:33:57 pm
In case anyone stopping by wasn't aware -- the ML exclusive for SDCC this year was going to be a classic Hellfire Clubs -- including FA White Queen. The set will be availble this Fall.

Oh, and FA Storm/Thunderbird is a Target exclusive this Fall.

http://marveltoynews.com/marvel-legends-sdcc-exclusive-hellfire-club-logan-movie-figure-sets/
10  General Geekery - The Comics, Films and more that inspire the Toys we love! / The Geek Boy and Girl's Vale of Visual Amusement / Re: DC CW Game Changer. No Spoilers. on: July 24, 2020, 12:08:02 pm
I think Stripsey's son has a similarity to Luke Wilson -- probably helped him ace the role.

I didn't think Henry was dead, dead, but apparently the show wants us to believe he's dead -- as the actor has been stating that this is the end of his arc as far as he knows. It just seems obvious that he'll show up again on the bad side -- which would be an okay, if obvious means of adding drama.

I'm also glad that Courtney's mom was let in on the secret -- it was a bit too shady with Stripesy knowing her daughter is risking her life -- and not sharing the info with her.

I'm thinking the finale will be the new JSA against Solomon Grundy.
11  General Geekery - The Comics, Films and more that inspire the Toys we love! / The Geek Boy and Girl's Vale of Visual Amusement / Re: DC CW Game Changer. No Spoilers. on: July 20, 2020, 01:01:05 pm
I'm loving the Injustice Society -- only wish the Wizard hasn't been killed off. I hope they can keep them around for season 2 somehow.
12  General Geekery - The Comics, Films and more that inspire the Toys we love! / The LCS / Re: What are you getting week of 15/7/20? on: July 13, 2020, 12:10:49 pm
Guardians of the Galaxy
Spider-Woman


(These are on pull-list. The only other titles on my list are Legion of Super-Heroes (disappointing) and Hawkman (still good).
13  General Geekery - The Comics, Films and more that inspire the Toys we love! / The Geek Boy and Girl's Vale of Visual Amusement / Re: DC CW Game Changer. No Spoilers. on: July 13, 2020, 12:09:01 pm
I"m actually a bit bummed that it's stuck on CW, but obviously DCU will be exiting first run TV series. I would guess it's a matter of time before Titans is moved elsewhere.

But I agree that Stargirl is making the other Arrowverse shows look like dog doo. I don't know if they'll be able to maintain quality after the jump, but I hope.

I think everyone is expecting Jade to show up, but some fans think she may already be on the show. Cindy's best friend is named Jenn Williams -- and she ever wears a locket that features on of Jade's logos (the one similar to Atom's). That would be the cheap way out of avoiding the green skin -- because Jen Williams would probably just wear a ring. And that would also mean less chance of Obsidian. I guess I need to be reminded that despite some of the cast -- this is not Infinity Inc. or even JSA.

That said -- love the Shiv 2-parter. The actress playing Cindy/Shiv is  rock.gif. Can't wait for the Brainwave, Jr. episode!
14  General Geekery - The Comics, Films and more that inspire the Toys we love! / The Geek Boy and Girl's Vale of Visual Amusement / Re: DC CW Game Changer. No Spoilers. on: June 16, 2020, 09:15:43 pm
I've been streaming on Wednesdays -- because I"m never inside in the Summer before 9. But this is the best live action DC TV show since maybe the first season of Wonder Woman. And the reason why is that it honors the source material -- and doesn't try to create something that's DC in name only.
15  General Geekery - The Comics, Films and more that inspire the Toys we love! / The Geek Boy and Girl's Vale of Visual Amusement / Re: DC CW Game Changer. No Spoilers. on: June 03, 2020, 01:02:13 pm
I had to stream episodes 2 and 3 since I"m normally outside till dark -- and it airs kinda early (8:00 PM).

I'm still a bit concerned, though, about the JSA Jrs, but I guess that's all part of the series -- seeing these new inexperienced (and unpowered?) teens inherit these roles.
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