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Hasbro Private Showroom for 2011 Toy Fair- Transformers, Star Wars, Marvel, G.I.Joe


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I call "dibs" on Leader-class Ironhide! (Or maybe I should wait for Takara's Japanese repaint...?)

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Wow- that giant-winged OP does look after-thought-ish. Is THAT our new Leader-class OP??? If so, then I think I'll stay with my RotF OP, thankyouverymuch.
And the fit on the seam lines for the DotM sets is most troublesome even if these are just prototypes. O_o
MechTech, meh. Bring back Mech Alive, yo!

Dammit- ANOTHER Megs redesign for DotM. That said, he looks pretty sweet! Am I the only one who gets an "Akira'-vibe off DotM Megs...?
I hope they revisit RotF Megs in the future for a remold of the Leader-class figure.

Aww, crap- I spoiled myself on Megatron's look for DotM without even thinking about it... >.<;

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Those TF:Prime figs look pretty nice. What- they're making figures of human characters!? Looks like I'll be skipping Screamer again, though...

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Wait- "Revenge of the Jedi"? Was that an intentional error on Hasbro's part???

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 13 February, 2011 - 02:42
Oh, I forgot to ask- was that

Oh, I forgot to ask- was that THEE filming truck from the movie, or a replica just for shows?

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 13 February, 2011 - 02:49
Revenge of The Jedi

Revenge of the Jedi is totally intentional.

It brings back great memories. As a kid I had everything I could find with "Revenge Of The Jedi" stamped on it, seeing it brings fond memories with my grandfather hunting down every "Revenge" item we could find at toy stores as soon as the title change was announced in 1983. I kept all that stuff in my closet from age 5 to after college, when I sold a lot of the items to pay for my tuition. Man I wish I still had some of those carded figures and especially the poster.

Looks like they're offering a bunch of already-released figures on "Revenge of the Jedi" cardbacks individually as well this August, probably in ratios like they have in the past with "Foil Chase" cardback variants. While it's nice that all of the SDCC figures offered this year will be for mint on sealed card guys only really, I really want to see whether it's the 1996-era Mouse Droid or a new toy as those little things are awesome but their toys suck...

It's great to see figures people have been asking for for over 10 years (Bespin Han Solo, Rebel Fleet Trooper) but then again, it took ten years for them to wake up and make new ones. Star Wars looks incredible for 2011... actually it's been incredible since 2008...

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Posted by The Big R on 14 February, 2011 - 13:03
I know when it was still in

I know when it was still in post-production in '83 it was going to be called "Revenge of the Jedi", but then Lucas changed his mind because "revenge" wasn't the Jedi way, so he changed it to "Return". (When it came to naming Ep.III, he then intentionally used "Revenge...".)

So, I don't understand why Hasbro went with that now?

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 14 February, 2011 - 13:39

The Hasbro Marketing Team only went with that promo as a fan teaser to the hardcore SW audience because you can be darn sure that any fan collector would treat that rare moment as a treasure chest. It's kind of like getting a taste of "The Star Wars That Should've Been Without The Ewoks" kind of thing.

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Posted by Diakron on 14 February, 2011 - 14:16 last

Transformers PRIME action last. An Optimus Prime with a cool Trailer Armor outside the crappy movie doctrine....At last. An all CGI Transformers TV last. last.

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Posted by Diakron on 13 February, 2011 - 07:12
Anyone who knows me knows how

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love figures where you squeeze the legs to initiate an action feature.
I want that original Avengers set too,if it's 3 3/4.

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Posted by kidnicky on 13 February, 2011 - 19:17
Classic Avengers

Avengers Set is 3 3/4-inch... There's also images floating around of a classic 70's Giant-Size X-Men 3 3/4-inch set as well.

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Posted by The Big R on 14 February, 2011 - 12:49

some say that the optiomus is voyager class... but I'm not so sure... but at least they transform the wing diferently than any other foto of (butterfly) winged Optimus

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Posted by Berserk on 13 February, 2011 - 21:07
well the figure is 22" tall

well the figure is 22" tall including trailer wingsso that should give you an idea of what size he is, it isnt labeled voyager/leader class, its simply labeled Ultimate Optimus Prime and comes in a big box.

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Posted by chachipower on 15 February, 2011 - 20:45
Sky Striker with Black Fins!

Although I only collect Vintage GI Joe, the Sky Striker with the Black fins is quite cool as when it was originally promoted in the catalog in 1983 it had black fins. How we were all a bit let down that they were white out of the box in an otherwise brilliant toy airplane. Every kid on our block who owned a Skystriker got a black sharpie and painted the fins black.

Lately I've been thinking of building an F-14 Tomcat Model kit and kit bashing it and painting it to Skystriker specs...


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Posted by Showapop on 14 February, 2011 - 14:58