Saturday, February 28, 2009

Latest News... and the not so newsworthy

Bleck, it's been busy around here, but I did find time today to hit the local HobbyTown USA. They had the new Italeri Templar Knights for $25. I have a question... how do you pronounce Italeri??? The guy at the shop pronounced it like "Ed Leery". See, I asked him whether he had much demand for 1/32 figures, and he said besides "Ed Leery", they don't carry much. I was like "what's this new brand "Ed Leery" you speak of?" It was Italeri. Not the way I usually pronounce it. But after thinking about it, I have no idea how it's said. The way I say it is like this: The first part is the same as "Ital"ian, and the second part sounds like "Hurry" without the H. Italeri. I don't know, I could be wrong. Probably am actually. Not that this is all the crucial. Just something to think about on a boring Saturday.

Hey, did you see that new stuff on the Conte site? I'm not much into the metals of course, but could those FFL figures be coming in plastic?? And is one of them left-handed??? An expansion of their FFL line would be awesome, but I hope it's not at the expense of Plastic Immortals, or even plastic Romans which he mentions in the FAQ section of the page. Whatever is next for Conte, I'm sure it will be awesome.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

New Templar Knights from Italeri

Looks like the Templar Knights are now available! Rock on.

Planning our Invasion of Texas

My wife and I were planning our trip to the Texas Show this morning. I think we'll probably arrive on Thursday, do a bit of sight-seeing for a couple days, and then enjoy both days of the show on Saturday and Sunday. I've never been to Texas before, and am excited to see the Alamo, or whats left of it. I think we are staying at the Hotel Contessa... I think. We've changed our minds a few times trying to look for a nice place, plus a nice price as well. I figure each dollar I can save on the room is more dollars I can spend at the show.

I haven't heard whether we'll see anything new at the show or not. I'd always love to see something pop up, but really, I'm so behind on new releases over the past couple of years, it would do me good to focus on filling some holes rather than picking up new stuff.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

What the Heck is up with 21st Century?

21st Century is totally gone from my local Wally World. Now, if you read my posts with any regularity, you've probably noticed that my Wal-Mart is kind of a rock star when it comes to carrying 21st Century. They get everything at some point or another. Planes, vehicles, figures, sets... it all rolls through the Noblesville Super Wal-Mart at some point.

As I walked through a few nights ago, I noticed that there weren't even shelf tags for them. They had about 5 of the WWII action figures left, but that was it. I didn't even see a price tag for them. Where the all the O.D. Green boxes used to be are now bright green John Deere toy boxes. Nothing against kids (or adults) who play with farm toys, but BLECK!

I will be the first to admit, I took for granted the fact that 1/32 toy soldiers were available at a local store at such a good price. It got to the point where I wasn't buying much, just checking out what they had, happy that they were there. But with them gone... what's the point of crusing the toy aisle anymore?

Hope it's just a temporary thing and that 21st Century Toys stays in the game. Their product is just too good.

on a different note, I mentioned a couple months ago that the site will be undergoing some major changes... still happening. And I don't mean changing background colors.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

MichToy Sale on Italeri

Heads up, Michtoy is selling the Italeri WWII German set for $16.99. Just thought you might like to know, in case the regular $22 price tag was a bit much for you. Personal opinion, the figures weren't all that great, but if you're like me, you can lower your standards if it means more variety.