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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Ye Olde Nintendo
« on: November 11, 2016, 05:32 PM »
Tried much of today to get one of these, but struck out at four different stores. Then I tried Amazon (they were put online at 4 CT), but despite it saying it was in stock I got an error the fifty or so times I tried to add it. And now it is out of stock. Yikes. Feels like Hasbro Toy Shop 😀

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: Walgreens Black Series 6" C-3PO
« on: October 1, 2016, 04:57 PM »
Glad to see they're doing him, but I'd have done it the other way around and made the red arm exclusive. Or just thrown in the other arm, because you know. Logic. That figure will suffer for this one.

This is exactly what I was thinking. The OT 3PO is iconic, and one of the main characters and most memorable from the franchise. He was a small supporting character in TFA, so I'd rather see that be the exclusive. That said, I'm glad we are getting him somehow, hopefully he isn't difficult to find. Looks nice.

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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One "FORCE FRIDAY" Official Thread...
« on: October 1, 2016, 04:54 PM »
It still seemed a little hit and miss here, although maybe better than last year in some ways. I didn't do MM, but each store seemed to have different things, with TRU being the only place that carried everything. The 3 3/4" line was but far the toughest find here, with only TRU having any at all (missed out on Sabine and Jyn). One Wal-Mart had a shipper including a good amount of 6", LEGO, Funko, role play, and Hot Wheels. Nothing in the main aisle. A 2nd Wal-Mart had nothing at all, it was like nothing had changed. Although they did have that exclusive R2.

Target had some new stuff, but no basic figures and the only 2 pack left today was the Poe one. TRU had a little of everything, but picked through by the time I was there. Both Target and TRU had the U-wing and TIE Striker. No sign of the Tank driver being there though. Overall a decent day, but still things to hunt for. Basic figs (primarily Jyn/Sabine), and the two packs, as well as exclusives.

I know it's a different beast, but LEGO always seems to have plenty to go around with their new releases.

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I know those days are gone, but man I wish these were the main line - or at least a VOTC-like sublime that shipped everywhere. Remember those days?  Anyways, I'm not one that necessarily has a problem with the 5 POA stuff, but these (and the Force Awakens ones) just remind you of what Hasbro and the line is capable of. These look great, really like the designs of the new troopers for Rogue One.

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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One "Jedha Revolt" 4-Pack
« on: September 30, 2016, 02:40 PM »
Cool pack, surprised they revealed it so early though. It really seems like they are going to cookie cutter things each year with the release of toys, amount of time until blu Ray, etc. that being said, this does look pretty spiffy.

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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One "FORCE FRIDAY" Official Thread...
« on: September 30, 2016, 02:37 PM »
I didn't go out for MM last night either, but made a couple stops today. Wal-Mart had a big cardboard shipper filled with 6", Funko, Hot Wheels, and LEGO. No 3 3/4" stuff there at all. I stopped by TRU and was able to pick up a few there. They seemed to have a case of Wave one on the pegs, minus Sabine and Jyn. They had two of the two-packs, the Poe one and the Pao one (I picked up Pao). They also had all the vehicles, but I'm holding off for now. I'm hoping I can use the Target coupon(s) when I stop there tomorrow, maybe get the TIE striker, I think that is kind of neat.

All in all, most of what I wanted to get. I was most worried about finding the Black Series, Death Trooper in particular, but WM had plenty of those in the shipping deal.  I've only been to those two stores so far, but it seems like the 3 3/4" stuff is in shorter supply (at least here). Can't say yet if it is better this year than last year though.

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Stopped at WM this morning, and found this entire wave on the pegs. Took it up to checkout, and they wouldn't scan. They called over a supervisor, same thing. Then a random worker walked past and said "yeah, those are recalled, we can't sell them". So they took them all and said sorry. I understand it's not a big deal, but I didn't like my chances of finding these on Friday since I can't get out super early, so it would have been nice to knock a few things off the list. They also had the new two packs and Hera's A-wing, same story. Our WM consistently proves to be the worst, always so unhelpful. That said, they looked nice in the box.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" Wave 4
« on: September 16, 2016, 04:42 PM »
Stopped by Wal-Mart today, and surprise surprise they had some of these on the pegs - and on "rollback" for around $10. No Leias surprisingly, but they had Han and Phasma (and several Finns). Sadly, I was almost excited to find these for $10, like the VOTC days.

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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Class II Vehicle Sets
« on: September 16, 2016, 04:33 PM »
Surprising, as it seemed like that tank would fit in perfectly here. Vehicles almost seem like an afterthought any more though.  We used to get EU based stuff, Clone Wars vehicles, even comic based stuff sometimes. Now we can barely get more than two from a brand new movie. Thanks for both participating, and reporting back, about the Hasbro hangout Jeff - much appreciated.

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Hall of Justice / Re: Batman TAS / New Adventures 6 Inch Line!
« on: September 12, 2016, 04:53 PM »
I'm hoping to pick up the Gordon figure soon as well. I really love this line, but I'm a little behind and need to do some catching up. Still on the fence with the vehicles, I'd love to have them, but not sure I have the room. Really glad they are making this line and covering so many characters, maybe my favorite show of all time.

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The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Legends
« on: September 2, 2016, 10:48 AM »
Actually, since my last post, Enchantress has been added to this wave, so that's my mistake. I think that the figures are evenly packed, although I'm not sure on that.

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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Imperial AT-ACT Set
« on: August 31, 2016, 02:40 PM »
Wow, $300. I sort of wanted to pick one of these up (if not for myself, then for the kiddo at Christmas), but at that price no way.  I really wonder how these will move at that price. At $300, you are right in line with video game systems, and that might be a tough sell with most kids.

It's funny, just this weekend I was showing our daughter some of the old Christmas catalog scans online (Sears and Penneys), and seeing 10 figures for $20, the Falcon for $25, and the AT-AT for $50 really makes today's sticker shock even worse. I know, rising costs and inflation and all that....but it sure would be nice if things were as simple and affordable as that. For a line that is supposed to be focused on kids, I have no idea how they would be able to keep up.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Stranger Things - Netflix
« on: August 16, 2016, 09:42 AM »
Couldn't agree more. I had read about the series prior to release and couldn't wait for it, and watched that first weekend. Loved it, and can't wait for season 2.

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The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Legends
« on: August 2, 2016, 01:18 PM »
As far as the SDCC showings go, I thought it was another killer presentation for the Legends brand.  After a rough start when they took over the license, Hasbro has really been firing on all cylinders the past few years with the Legends line.  I recently got the X-Men and Spidey waves from BBTS, and some of the figures in there are among the best I've gotten - specifically the females in the X-Men wave.  All of them looked pretty great though.  As far as the SDCC reveals, we've got tons more on the way it seems.  We've still got another Cap wave, followed up by:

Dr. Strange (Dormammu BAF)
Dr. Strange
Dr. Strange (Movie)
Baron Mordo (Movie)
Nico Minoru
Iron Fist
Brother Voodoo
Enchantress

Spider-Man
Green Goblin
Jackal
Spidey 2099 (Modern)
Black Suit Spider-Man
Ms. Marvel (Kamala Khan)
Spider-Man UK

Guardians of the Galaxy (Titus BAF)
Angela
Darkhawk
Nova (Sam Alexander)
Vance Astro
TBD (Movie Figure)
TBD (Movie Figure)

X-Men (Warlock BAF)
Colossus
Dazzler (Disco)
Cyclops (Jim Lee)
Polaris
Sunfire

Also shown were a new Sue Storm (with Herbie), Mary Jane Watson, Monica Rambeau, Netflix Punisher, Netflix Jessica Jones, and a possible Dark Phoenix figure.  So much goodness, and really hoping that get that Mary Jane figure right (waiting for a comic MJ for awhile now, hopefully classic Gwen Stacy isn't far behind either).


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Other Toy Lines / Re: Modern Masters of the Universe
« on: July 23, 2016, 02:56 PM »
I haven't had a chance to read all the details yet, but it sounds like MattyCollector is getting shut down at the end of the year, with the MOTU figures shifting to Super7. The Thundercats line appears to be cancelled, although the four or so planned out for 2016 will come out. Big changes in store for those lines. Honestly I haven't bought any He-Man figures recently, and was pretty happy with my collection. I sort of wanted the Filmation He-Man, but missed out so I just moved on.

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