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The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Jungle/Space/Snow/Desert Line
« on: December 11, 2015, 12:22 PM »
Sounds like new figures are hitting now?!? 

SWAN Facebook page is reporting on a new figure found at Walmart - Resistance Rey! 

Not posting the pic because the figure has potential SPOILERS, so click link at your own risk!!!


The pic itself has become the centerpiece in some DMCA news.  Disney and Lucasfilm (but not Hasbro) have filed DMCA claims to have the image pulled from various social media outlets, despite the fact that this figure was purchased much in the same way any other collector buys Star Wars figures.  It happened to leak out from a WalMart store in Iowa.  Yet Disney and Lucasfilm are going after the people who posted the images, and there have been no public announcements from Disney regarding concerns about the early release of embargoed, licensed merchandise by one of their largest retail partners.  Hmmmm...

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The Force Awakens / Re: Retail Prices/Sales/Discounts
« on: December 8, 2015, 02:52 PM »
Yes, but it's Kohls.  Their price structure for EVERYTHING is ridiculous.  The regular prices are high, but most items always seem to be "on sale".  But those Kohls sale prices are almost always higher than the standard price of those items at other chains.  The sale price on those Armor Up figures will probably be $16.99 at least, and that's still at least $2 more than the standard price elsewhere. 

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Disney Buys LFL
« on: December 6, 2015, 06:10 PM »

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The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Jungle/Space/Snow/Desert Line
« on: December 6, 2015, 05:13 PM »
Looks like Amazon Canada got notified that they had broken the embargo.  All of the new listings have been pulled. 

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The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Jungle/Space/Snow/Desert Line
« on: December 6, 2015, 11:54 AM »
I was thinking Chewba-Cabra!

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I think it's probably due to the sheer size of the Walmart chain.  There's currently over 4,000 stores domestically.  It makes me think that distribution of these exclusive offerings takes some time.

I think there's more like 3300 Walmarts - over 4,000 if you included Sam's stores.  Walmart is actually known for having revolutionary distribution systems and they add distribution centers as the number of stores expand.  I would guess this is more of a supply side issue with either Walmart not initially ordering enough product or Hasbro not delivering quick enough.  Either way, I hope they get these up on line for us to purchase soon.

As of Dec. 31, Wal-Mart said that it operates 4,177 stores in the U.S., excluding its Sam's Club warehouse club footprint. Among them are 3,275 supercenters, which average about 182,000 square feet. This is simply too many stores, said Belus Capital Advisors analyst Brian Sozzi.Jan 31, 2014


The one-upmanship type of posts are getting really ******* tired. 



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I think it's probably due to the sheer size of the Walmart chain.  There's currently over 4,000 stores domestically.  It makes me think that distribution of these exclusive offerings takes some time. 

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Glad to see this turn up at my local Kmart.  The $24.99 price tag isn't great, but at only $5 above the base price for 6" figures I can deal with it.  Especially since the base seems like it's going to connect with another base on a set that's yet to be announced.

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I picked up the Kmart exclusive Kylo Ren today.  There was definitely a decent supply, so I was able to pick and choose.  Glad that was the case, because I saw at least a couple of bent light sabers and some spotty paint apps. 

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The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Action Figure 2-Packs
« on: December 5, 2015, 02:17 PM »
Snap Wexley snd Snowtrooper Officer

I have got to wonder if Snap Wexley is Greg Grunberg's character.  JJ Abrams tries to get him in just about every project he's involved with, and I think he's a Resistance pilot in TFA.

What JJ Abrams projects has Grunberg ever been in? I don't recall him from Lost, Alcatraz, Cloverfield, Super 8, Star Trek etc. in fact I don't think I've ever seen him outside of Heroes. Just curious. I had no idea he had been cast in SW either, although that could be ok.


He actually has credits on both of the JJ Star Trek movies, Super 8, Lost, MI 3, Alias and Felicity according to IMDB.  Plus there's The Force Awakens. 

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The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Action Figure 2-Packs
« on: December 5, 2015, 11:48 AM »
Snap Wexley snd Snowtrooper Officer

I have got to wonder if Snap Wexley is Greg Grunberg's character.  JJ Abrams tries to get him in just about every project he's involved with, and I think he's a Resistance pilot in TFA. 

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The Force Awakens / Re: Retail Prices/Sales/Discounts
« on: December 4, 2015, 10:18 PM »
Did a little more digging.  TRU.com is also pricing basic figures at $8.99 each.  As much as I want to support TRU, doing so to the tune of $2 more per figure than Walmart digs into my bottom line too much.  I suspect that TRU may be looking at the sales figures and is trying to maximize their own profits at this time.  At least until new inventory begins to arrive in stores in greater quantities.  The stories we've been hearing indicate that Hasbro and retailers may not have enough supply on hand and have been scrambling to respond with more product.

I suspect that we're probably going to see a price shift from TRU when the movie is released and so are more figures and toys.

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The Force Awakens / Re: Retail Prices/Sales/Discounts
« on: December 4, 2015, 01:53 PM »
The new Disney era has quickly shown us that in their licensed merchandise model they are all about keeping costs down and maximizing their profits.  The result?  A significantly dumbed down basic figure line at an MSRP of $7.99.  So when TRU decides to trot out a 12% price increase for those basic figures in an effort to see what the market will bear, I'm voting with my dollars by not spending them.  I can deal with $7.99 at TRU, Target or WalMart, but not the $8.99 of these price testing stores, or the $9.99 of stores like Kohl's.

My buying is opportunistic and targeted.  I follow what's showing up at which retail chains at a given time.  If I have to go buy something at a big box store, or if I'm passing very close to a store, then I'll check for figures.  Very often I'll opt for Amazon Prime eligible items to save on shipping and minimize the running around.  The days of going on dedicated toy runs are very minimal these days.

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Scott Weiland, former lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots, dead at 48

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6785645/scott-weiland-stone-temple-pilots-dead

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