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It is about impossible now to find a Proto Fett around here, plenty of Vaders and even some Sandtroopers. I've only seen Chewie once.


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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Recent purchases
« on: Today at 09:28 AM »
I was lucky enough to score the last Jedi Turbo Speeder from the ghetto Ollie's here, glad I made it out alive. I agree this one seems to be the hardest to find. I pretty much have everything I want now (after having bought six of these things over the past week) unless someone discovers a Droid Tri-Fighter or Ahsoka's Starfighter in some odd assortment.

I don't see anything to get bent out of shape about with these things showing up, just seems like a nice surprise to me. I still hope to one day see a Shae Vizsla or Starkiller pop up again on a toy shelf.

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: September 19, 2014, 12:17 PM »
I saw the 31" Inquisitor for the first time yesterday too but couldn't pull the trigger. I know it's only a matter of time though...

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Recent purchases
« on: September 18, 2014, 08:34 PM »
Awesome, thanks Jesse that is good to know. I will keep that in mind for my next run.

Luckily, we do have an Ollie's here and they have gotten a lot of money from me the past few days. This is just like a gift from the gods, a second chance at some of these things. (Always wanted a cheap opener of a Vulture Droid or Hyena Bomber and now I have both :))

I'd still like a Jedi Turbo Speeder, hoping to find one of these next.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Recent purchases
« on: September 18, 2014, 10:22 AM »
I hate to post it in the SotDS area, since these are new scores, but I found more of the Value-Pack Vehicle sets at my more local K-Mart tonight.  Two cases worth to be exact.  I also got to see the cases fresh to see how these are coming, and it's really random.  One case had two of the same set, while another case had 3 completely different sets.

All sets share the same UPC too, so individual searching for specific ships is pretty much not gonna happen.

I'd also point out that last night's K-Mart had two sets that tonight's K-Mart didn't have at all, and both cases from last night's find were packed with 3 unique sets.  It's a crap shoot is the point.

Likewise I just got a report from a friend at an Ollie's outlet...  I hate to even mention Ollies because they're such a local thing, it's pointless to say much about it.  HOwever they have these stacked higher than an average man stands, so yeah...  They're getting a ****load more at the slightly higher $19.99 pricepoint to K-Mart's $14.99.  They've also got the AT-AP/Swamp Speeder set, and Mando Transport/Ani Fighter set which I've yet to see at a K-Mart.

Yet again given the randomness of the cases, I imagine it's quite likely you'd find those two sets at a K-Mart on any given trip just because.

IF (and it's a huge if, because you probably don't) you have an Ollie's, I'd go now.  K-Mart too, but Ollie's has stuff just in huge piles.  K-Mart I assume is only shipping a couple cases at a time to any given store.  Ollie's is a disaster (think Big Lots, but far worse) so they can dump 'em all out and it would only improve the aisle.

Speaking of Ollie's, don't be too jealous of me for reporting this.  I have 3, and they're all an hour away and I've yet to go to one because they're an hour away.  They're great if you have one near by and you KNOW something's hitting there (like this), but at an hour from me and all out in the middle of nowhere (further than I already am) 3 different directions, I can't really get to them easily at this point.

It's a cool dealio, but K-Mart is my jam on this one.

I'm just jealous you are finding these at K-Marts at all. I spent my whole day off driving around to all the BFE K-Marts around here and none of them had ANY of these. Are they stocking them in the SW aisle, clearance aisle, or some other random location near the toy section?


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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Deluxe Line
« on: September 17, 2014, 05:24 PM »
I did a massive toy run and saw a few of these today...but only at a K-Mart and a TRU in BFE. Oh, and one Barnes and Noble but they wanted $50 for it so whateves.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Recent purchases
« on: September 16, 2014, 09:05 PM »
Saw most of Wave 5 at Target this afternoon on the way home from work. Poor Sergeant Doallyn's bubble was all smashed to bits but I decided to give him a good home anyway since he is an opener for me anyways.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
« on: September 16, 2014, 09:02 PM »
I picked up Sergeant Doallyn today myself and agree he's a winner. I still struggle with the sizing of the helmet, but I finally decided it just looks small but is in reality pretty proportional given the design of the helmet itself. I was a little disappointed with the accessories' blandness too, but not a huge deal to me.

I buy very few of the Black Series figures, but like Rumsleg this guy was too weird and interesting to pass up. I love that we are still getting these guys after all this time.

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: TRU Reveal the Rebels: Jedi Battle Pack
« on: September 15, 2014, 12:19 PM »
Yes, they are all the same and the packaging doesn't mention Obi-Wan by name.

The back of the box flat-out says in the fine print "Includes: Kanan Jarrus, Ezra Bridger, & Obi-Wan Kenobi Secret Exclusive Figure."

Just FYI, from Adam Pawlus this morning...I guess these are hitting stores now.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Pacific Rim Toys
« on: September 14, 2014, 07:28 PM »
Looks like 18" Gypsy Danger with Plasma Cannon arm is now in stock and ready to ship! Should be here by end of this week hopefully.  ;D

I also noticed TRU.com now has pre-orders up for the Series 4 Jaegers - Tacit Ronin and Gypsy Danger 2.0.

Tacit Ronin looks amazing. Not sure what the deal is with this Gypsy, thought we were supposed to be getting the plasma cannon arm version or the severed arm version next time around.

Est ship dates were October for the new Jaegers.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: September 13, 2014, 11:42 PM »
Thanks to the report over at JTA, was able to double down on some Clone Wars SOTDS goodness @ Ollie's tonight:

Xanadu Blood/Vulture Droid
AT-AP/Swamp Speeder

$10 apiece for these vehicles is freaking awesome!

Will definitely be going back this week to pick up a Jedi Turbo Speeder and Mandalorian shuttle.  ;D

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Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: September 13, 2014, 12:35 PM »
Those all look fantastic to me. I have all the new sculpts from the SDCC blind bagged eggs and they are terrific. I really like the Chestburster Kane, but the Facehugger looks ever better. The new Alien is very reminiscent of the classic Kenner version.

Saw a bunch of the ReAction figures at TRU yesterday again, I hope they are selling well. I picked up another Tan Coat Snake Plissken for openers.

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Prototype Boba Fett (Walgreens)
« on: September 13, 2014, 12:28 PM »
Opened this bad boy up last night and found myself liking it more than I expected. Something about the all-white motif just brings out the sublime brilliance of the sculptural details.

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Recent Purchases
« on: September 12, 2014, 01:57 PM »
Picked up Black Pauldron Sandtrooper #2 over lunch today. LOVE this figure. Hope I can stop at 2. I think I can.

Also got my Proto Boba figure from a fellow collector who was holding one for me. Every single one of these I have seen now (4-5 so far) has had the same errant silver spot on the right side of the faceplate. That has to be intentional I guess, but would love to hear if anyone has found one without this apparent "defect".

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 4
« on: September 12, 2014, 01:54 PM »
I saw the "new" Bastila Shan today and was not impressed. The first iteration seemed a lot crisper as far as paint apps. The brown parts were pretty washed out on the newer one.

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