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  1. ARROW

    Any Point?

    Go to Hasbro.com and see all the products they make for yourself.......... just keep looking in all the various toylines they produce to see anything that relates to Marvel--from Preschool toys to collectibles, to games like Heroscape etc. The info is there. Need some help? Marvel Legends series 1, 2, 3 and FF Legends, as well as Ghost Rider and the Spiderman Origins line--adds up to six lines. Now if that appears less for this year........well last year they made the statement about 5 lines per year, but if those lines did not sell to their expectations, then scaling back or ( as in what appears to be the case with wave 4) of re-doing the waves is prudent. It also unfortunately eats up some time. As I said before, patience is the key. Up here in Canada, the lag-time is an additonal 3-6 months BEHIND the USA in most toylines-excepting those with a specified street date like movie toys......so you have nothing to complain about.
  2. ARROW

    Any Point?

    Um. How could Hasbro have let you and other English customers down when its English retailers that determine whether or not the products are sold in their stores? If they do not place orders with Hasbro, then Hasbro cannot do anything about it.......right? You need to direct this complaint to the stores you want to buy the toys from, not the toymaker.
  3. ARROW

    Any Point?

    Hyerion, I don't understand these "facts" you talk about. Hasbro has successfully released products from concurrent toy-lines at the same time without problems--they are a large companyy that can clearly multi-task. Last year was a starting year for Hasbro with Marvel Legends--people forget that--and they delivered many other products under their Marvel license at the same. Do you need a list? Have you also considered all the other toy-lines Hasbro makes and has distributed.......its not just boys toys. I doubt they have been affected by these movies lines. You perceptions are out of whack.......be patience......wait for whatever reasons for the delay in HML4 are revealed, and for the product itself. Its far too early and presumptuous to cast doom and gloom over this specific toy-line. Yeeeeesh.
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    Drat...I think I used a Glossy.

    You should be able to strip the paint on the existing item by using Easy-Off oven cleaner. It should be able to take the stuff right off with no trouble and not harm the plastic. If you are going to buy a new item anyway, try the Easy-off to see if it works and note that for future reference. If you are going to use the clear material, do not brush it on. Get the spray stuff and use that because it'll give you better consistency. And do not forget to prime before you paint.
  5. ARROW

    Drat...I think I used a Glossy.

    Are you using spray cans or brush? Sounds like the paint is reacting to the plastic--as acrylic be dry very soon after application. That can be a problem. The solution to this is actually a retrograde: strip off the paint you have on now, apply a PRIMER coat and then reapply the white. I don't know what results you would get putting a matte clear coat over a tacky undercoat, but i was always told there would be problems because tackiness is a sign the undercoat is reacting to something. Matte coats ALWAYS need to be applied to a dry clean undercoat. It really doesn't matter much if you use glossy or matte paints, because you can always go over a dried gloss coat with a clear matte overspray to lessen the shine. The other thing--that is kind of late now--is to NEVER trust the paints you use. Always do a quick experiment with paint that has sat for a while on some scrap material--preferably the same kind of plastic as the item you want to paint, let it dry and see what happens. Even with fresh paints, a quick test is smart because it tells you what's going to come out of the can. If you are still unsure about all this: call up Testors customer service line and explain the problem to them. They know their products and how they perform.
  6. ARROW

    Why does my message reminder say...

    Its been a glitch for about a year now, and I've noticed that it seems to reset after a short while- usually once I refresh the page completely or reboot. It seems to be tied to the cookie that notifies you of a message waiting, so clearing the cookies for the page will nix it.
  7. That's just it, I have a window open directly in front of my desk and a small fan blowing across me about 3 feet away. I do that even in -30C temps--and its not fun. The mask is a solid idea, and I'm going to invest in one for myself. This is a good timely topic and not enough can be said about it. As an aside, I just got a copy of the 2nd edition of Shep Paine's How to Build Dioramas--having misplaced my dog-eared original 1rst edition and I wonder how a guy like that manages. Shep has been pro-modelling for almost 40 years now, iirc and doubtlessly has come across these kinds of issues. I think gone are the days of having a small pool of turps or lineseed oil in the pallette dish while painting a figure with some oils--and NOT wearing a protective mask.
  8. Its not without reason that a lot of hobby products clearly specify being used in well ventilated areas only. Heed those warnings, folks. Years ago, I started developing a sensitivity to turpentine fumes--and I don't use hobby enamel paints anymore because of that. I use cyanoacrylates, but not frequently, and I make sure I have adequate ventilation. Jin Satome raises a point that a lot of hobbyists get a failing grade on--being " Do I HAVE TO take precautions everytime? YES! Every single time. Treat the stuff like hazard materials, because in essence THAT IS WHAT THEY ARE. Don't jeopardize your health.
  9. ARROW

    POSSIBLE WARNING!!!!!!

    I'm getting it too, a first a worm warning from my antivirus and now a Remote Data Services thing from "Microsoft Corporation"
  10. ARROW

    A problem with the forums

    I'm getting notification of a Worm now, and IE keeps wanting to add a "microsoft data access" plugin everytime I click on anything here.
  11. This is becoming annoying. Surfing through the forums today and when I use the back button ( I'm using latest version of IE on XP Home) and I'm redirected to a "AWARDSPACE" site. And once there, trying to click back to TNI, just reloads the damn awardspace page........grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Is there's something going on here? Its getting to be quite the pain in the ass--as I cannot effectively browse here without this happening. Anyone else experiencing this???
  12. ARROW

    Ranks?

    When you go to: My Controls > Personal Profile: Edit Profile Information The very first entry is for the Custom Member Title--there's a small title-bar to enter in whatever "title" you would choose. There might be a word or title already in that spot( in your case, just look for the word "Andorian"), but you can delete it from the space. Bear in mind that the board settings once had it that you needed to post over 100 posts to unlock that feature--I don't think that has changed, but it might have.
  13. Wonderful work on his classic-era Cyclops--the version I would have preferred over the Jim Lee one. Likewise Bulleyse, and Cable--masterful work. I really do agree with his write-up though that the line became a "fan-favourite" because of the scale. Combining them with GIJOE and GIJOE scaled items is just a natural progression--and its "geeky fun" too. My step-son took an immediate shine to these once he saw they were scaled with Joes, and we have talked about plans of making one humungous diorama with the GIJOE HQ, COBRA Mountain, all the Joes and vehicles I have and the Showdowns.
  14. ARROW

    A complaint.......

    JayC-- Yea, you've kind of caught me on this.........see I come to the site for the forums. Mea Culpa. Honestly, I bypass all the other stuff and open up the page right on the forum index, the only time I see the news is in the sidebars or on the headlines. I guess I see the site as more of a "forums" site that a news site, which its evolved into. I know, I know.......that must frustrate you guys that put a ton of work into the news material, when some schmuck like whines because he's not using the site in the intended way. I'm a creature of habit so I've blithely gone along and viewed the site in a backwards way. I'll try changing my approach a bit here and see what comes of it. Thanks for the reply.
  15. ARROW

    A complaint.......

    Ah well, I guess its down to a choice to either ignore those headlines or take the longer way to view them. Part and parcel of the site expanding way beyond its original mandates I guess. If the format works for whatever reasons, don't mind my fussing--do what works for you.
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