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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Prototype Boba Fett (Walgreens)
« on: October 20, 2014, 06:02 PM »
Anybody got a sense for how Walgreen's distribution network works and how quickly they restock?  I've been watching a local WG that has empty pegs (with 6" shelf tags) for about three weeks.  I stop in a couple of times a week and the pegs are always empty.  I'm guessing they're just not getting stuff that quickly.

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels - 5 POA Animated Style Figs
« on: October 7, 2014, 03:47 PM »
Didn't we already kind of see Chewie and Lumpy in the SWR "movie"?

According to Wookieepedia the parent/child Wookiees were Wullffwarro and Kitwarr.

My four year old son asked me if that was Chewbacca and I had to go look it up.  I had assumed if it was Chewbacca they would have made it clear.  Plus Chewie was supposed to have been rescued by Han, but I guess he could be caught and rescued multiple times.

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels - 5 POA Animated Style Figs
« on: October 6, 2014, 02:18 PM »
I think its a huge miss to mix these in with Legends figures for the "launch", especially considering its going to be some time before these get to retail.

In my opinion they should have had a case of Rebels figures available now, along with the ships, role play, and everything else Rebels.  Maybe after the first wave they could have mixed these in with Legends figures, but I think its going to be tough for your average mom shopping at Target to come up with these figures before Christmas.

I hope they've got battle packs or some other dedicated packs of these coming for the kids for the holiday season.

I had hoped to get my kids a bit hooked on this series and action figures, but by the time the figures come out the novelty of the show will have worn off.  They better have a damn good show to hold kids attention for 2-3 months.

Hasbro missed a great opportunity to kick-start their fan base with a new product line.  And they wonder why Lego is eating their lunch and their revenues are tanking.  ::)

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TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels "Spark of Rebellion"
« on: October 6, 2014, 11:21 AM »
Watched this with the kids over the weekend. 

I thought the story, pacing, etc. was great.   The kids all loved it too, and I'm glad its kid oriented.

I really dug the music cues that they "borrowed" from ANH.  Mostly as Ezra was discovering his force abilities.

Agree that the animation isn't as cool as the prior two Star Wars cartoons, but I'm more in to the story and characters than the artwork.

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The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Star Wars Commander - App
« on: October 6, 2014, 11:16 AM »
I started playing a few weeks ago.  I hope they improve this soon as its far inferior to Clash of Clans.

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels - 5 POA Animated Style Figs
« on: October 6, 2014, 11:11 AM »
Anybody have any idea when the Rebels figures are supposed to start hitting?  It seems a shame that there are no figures (other than the TRU pack) available with the release of this cartoon series.

The kids and I watched the show over the weekend and they loved it.  Too bad I can't easily buy them any toys associated with this.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: NYCC 2014
« on: September 26, 2014, 11:33 AM »
The only thing that I remember having major spoilers was the CD soundtrack with the track names (Qui-Gon's Funeral) that was released early.

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels - 5 POA Animated Style Figs
« on: September 26, 2014, 11:28 AM »
My kids are now 7, 4, and 4 and I'm hoping to get them a little hooked on Star Wars though the new Rebels series.  Clone Wars was way too dark for them so I didn't let them watch it.

I expect to buy all the toys, bust them open, and see if the kids start digging Star Wars. 

I've got hundreds (who are we kidding? thousands) of OT/PT figures and ships in my basement waiting to be opened and played with.  I think my wife will think I'm loony if I I'm playing with toys without the kids...  ::)

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LEGO / Lego becomes world's biggest toymaker
« on: September 9, 2014, 01:38 PM »
According to CNN

Lego sales grew at 11% for the first six months of this year surpassing Mattel and leaving Hasbro in its dust (now 30% larger than Hasbro).

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Back to the topic of price hikes, I'm seeing lots of Twitter/Facebook reports of Target stores raising prices on the 3.75" stuff...

Maybe its to account for the extra labor they have in their distribution system now that they're splitting cases between multiple stores  ::)

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Deluxe Line
« on: August 27, 2014, 12:14 PM »
I've seen a local Target restock these at least once since their reset.

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Anyone else having trouble getting your Jabba delivered?

Fedex is requiring an in-person signature, and won't let me sign the door tag and leave it for tomorrow.

The pick-up location is about an hour away from my house on the south side, and rerouting it to my office is going to delay by 24 to 48 hours.

All because freaking HasBLOW seemingly is requiring me to physically be there to sign for it.

Glad my wife was home today to get my SDCC Jabba. 

Seems completely unnecessary to have to sign for a $60 item.

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series - 2014 Wave 2
« on: August 13, 2014, 05:48 PM »
I'll be interested to see if the new figures, Clone Trooper and Anakin, end up being the pegwarmers in this bunch with the Stormtrooper and Boba selling through faster.

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Saw the Battle of Endor set at $99 at TRU. What an insulting joke that is! I don't see how this is worth the price. The presentation sucks. The figures are just lined up in no action display and the ATST has half its parts missing. They should have included the bunker at that price. Between Hasbro's and ebay's prices this hobby has hit rock bottom. Hasbro isn't even trying on this one.

I don't know if I would solely blame Hasbro for the price.  TRU is pretty good at marking things up unnecessarily high on their own.

I know 95% of us wouldn't really be interested at any price, but its hard to see your average soccer mom springing for this unless it gets down towards $65 or lower.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Clash of Clans
« on: August 4, 2014, 01:19 PM »
I heard that your clan isn't visible if it is currently participating in a clan war. 

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