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Greg Kirkman
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Posted: 16 February 2018 at 1:02am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

That PHASE II model definitely takes a few liberties with the design (as drawn by Jefferies) and the VFX model (which was near-complete when the show was scrapped). Most notably, they just stuck the TOS sensor/deflector dish on the front of the secondary hull, which doesnít match the references, or Jefferiesí intent of a more streamlined, enclosed dish. By and large, though, itís a pretty accurate reflection of the intended design.

That all being said, itís really cool to see this model being made. If I didnít already have mine, Iíd snap this one right up. At the very least, Iíd love to read the magazine thatíll come with it. Best part of this collection. I bought the first volume of the hardcover books which collect all of the magazine articles on the ships.
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James Woodcock
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Posted: 16 February 2018 at 10:58am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Agree Greg. When I compare the Star Trek magazines with the Marvel Collection magazines. It's like it is a totally different company.
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 26 February 2018 at 6:46pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

The "Build The DeLorean Collection" has been out a while in the UK, but now it's coming to the US:


Anyone interested?
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Shaun Barry
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Posted: 26 February 2018 at 9:29pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply


I've been snapping up the Hasbro STAR WARS 40th Anniversary "Black Series" versions (in retro-packaging) of the original 12 Kenner figures from the '70s... I only need to get Obi-Wan and Han Solo, and I'll soon have 'em all.  

I passed these by last year, but something suddenly clicked for me this year and I thought, "I need to have these!"



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James Woodcock
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Posted: 02 March 2018 at 3:43am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Eaglemoss are releasing a 12 part Battlestar Galactica ships collection. The first issue will be the Mk 2 Viper. This is the larger scale £45 per ship line.


It says only available through their website and comic shops.
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James Woodcock
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Posted: 02 March 2018 at 3:46am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

The second is the redesigned Cylon Raider


While I cannot afford these, they look nice and I will find the actual Battlestar hard to resist if they release that
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James Woodcock
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Posted: 02 March 2018 at 3:49am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Shaun, re the 40th Anniversary figures:

The Obi Wan figure is not too hard to get hold of - I got the one that comes with a little holographic Leia - love that figure.

The Han Solo was one of the short packed ones (like R2) so expect to pay more for that one. But it seems you must have got an R2 so you know the prices.

Hmm, in retrospect I'm teaching you to suck eggs aren't I?
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David Spurlock
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Posted: 04 March 2018 at 7:04pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Actually, the 40th Han and R2 were re-released in full cases, so they are fairly easy to find now.   The 2nd wave/series are the sllightly harder ones to find but even those were re-released to online merchants so they shouldn't be too hard to find, either. The only one I had any real trouble finding was the Stormtrooper from the 2nd series but I finally got lucky and found it at a Toysrus while on vacation.
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Shaun Barry
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Posted: 04 March 2018 at 8:06pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply


(Ha, no worries, James!)

Just to clarify, these are the 6" figures, not the 3.75" diecast ones that I've also seen... I bring that up only because the Obi-Wan I ordered does not come with a holographic Leia--maybe that's a variant, or comes with the smaller figures?

Anyway, the Han Solo is on the way and I'll have them all... they're really quite striking & handsome figures.  I knew the prices were already a bit steep*, so I figured if I was ever going to nab all 12, it was now or never, before most (if not all) became prohibitively expense within the next couple years.

*(They've averaged about $20 to $30 a figure, with R2-D2 being the most rare & expensive--about $45.)



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James Woodcock
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Posted: 04 March 2018 at 9:13pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Hi David - the situation in the USA and the U.K. is somewhat different - in the U.K., the first wave went in a day while the second wave (for the most part) were more readily available.

Shaun - the Obi-Wan with the Leia was a special version of the 6 inch one. Glad you have managed to complete the set.

It is weird how distribution of these things went - Hasbro really dropped the ball with these. Letís celebrate the 40th with retro packaging that everybody will want and then make them really hard to find. I just didnít understand it - in the U.K. they were exclusive to Toys R Us and went in a day.

But then, we just (finally) started to get the Revan wave for £15 a figure while you had him ages ago and heís mega expensive still (until his solid cases arrive later this year)
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Doug Centers
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Posted: 06 March 2018 at 3:07pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

I got good news and bad news.
The bad news is the comic shop I get New Visions from is closing down :-(

The good news is everything is 50% off, including this gigantic Galactus magnet bottle opener (not my hand in picture). Also got some pint glasses I didn't have.

Image result for galactus bottle opener
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Adam Schulman
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Posted: 06 March 2018 at 8:22pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

There's a Galactus magnet bottle opener?

Oh man. I wish I had one. 

Presumably this version travels the universe looking for bar food to devour rather than whole planets.
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Greg Kirkman
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Posted: 06 March 2018 at 9:17pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

My journey has ended! This bar shall sustain me until it has been drained of all peanuts and beer! SO SPEAKS GALACTUS!
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Doug Centers
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Posted: 07 March 2018 at 11:23am | IP Logged | 14 post reply

"Galactus Thirsts!"
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 07 March 2018 at 2:11pm | IP Logged | 15 post reply

I am envious, Doug!
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Andrew Johnson
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Posted: 08 March 2018 at 6:11am | IP Logged | 16 post reply

Galactus doesn't find his own beer bottles
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Doug Centers
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Posted: 08 March 2018 at 6:21am | IP Logged | 17 post reply

Yeah, that Surfer was there too, but it's not a magnet.
Galactus is now the focal point of my fridge!
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Adam Schulman
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Posted: 09 March 2018 at 2:13am | IP Logged | 18 post reply

A bottle opener that wields the Power Cosmic. Too cool. 
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 13 March 2018 at 8:18am | IP Logged | 19 post reply

Good points made in this article:

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John Byrne

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Posted: 24 March 2018 at 7:51am | IP Logged | 20 post reply

Wascally Woger Pwice sent along this picture of an item he thinks should be in my Studio.

Alas. I have no more practical floorspace. (Plus, repainting it in matte colors would take an age!)

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William Roberge
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Posted: 24 March 2018 at 10:03am | IP Logged | 21 post reply

Hmmmm, bottom of the stairs?

Anyway itís a nice little night light!
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William Roberge
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Posted: 24 March 2018 at 10:05am | IP Logged | 22 post reply

This something I put together this morning....
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William Roberge
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Ryan Maxwell
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Posted: 24 March 2018 at 4:15pm | IP Logged | 24 post reply

That is...fantastic...Bill!  I haven't seen that statue anywhere before, I really like it!
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Ryan Maxwell
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Posted: 24 March 2018 at 4:21pm | IP Logged | 25 post reply

With the older kids well and truly moved out (hopefully forever), I finally was able to take over some desk space in the house instead of the garage. It was a simple closet conversion, but it's a lot warmer in here.  I brought a lot of friends along for the ride, but am still trying to find space for more. My wife is happy the closet door hides everything when I'm not in there. 
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