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So it's been a few weeks since the Breaking Bad figures were pulled.  But what other adult figures are hanging in the same general space?  How about Sons of Anarchy figures!  Yeah, characters who are involved in organized crime, meth dealing and murder.  Such a step up in socially acceptable action figures!  ::)

I saw some of wave 2 in a TRU store today.  It's nice to see that Funko is keeping things current across a number of retail chains.  Robb and Arya Stark both look pretty good.

What didn't look good?  The $21.99 price tag at this particular TRU store.  Especially since I saw some wave 1 figures at another TRU store for $17.99.  That kind of pricing inconsistency is beyond annoying.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Prototype Boba Fett (Walgreens)
« on: November 9, 2014, 08:18 PM »
I finally found the Prototype Boba Fett.  Although I was expecting to see JUST Proto Fetts when I came across my own find.  I was very surprised to see that it was the full wave that hit Walgreens stores already.  In my prior searches I had already found Vader, Chewbacca and the Sandtrooper.  And today I was able to get the Proto Fett as well as Jedi Luke.

Crossing Lt Shan Childsen off from my 2013 list since the Imperial Officer in the K-Mart exclusive Death Star Scanning Crew set seems to represent him.  So there's one new

Commander Praji

Yerka Mig

Arleil Schous


Baniss Keeg


Imperial Security Bureau Officer

General Bob Hudsol

Theron Nett - Red 10

Owen Lars

Rickon Stark comes from a prestigious family, yet his role is so small that does he warrant a figure?  Bran?  Well, it would make sense if he came with Hodor. 

Rickon is one character that's questionable at best for the Funko line.  I could really only see Funko making a Rickon figure if and ONLY IF  Rickon comes back into the fold later in the series.  Most likely being played by an older actor.

And I agree on Bran.  If Funko does something similar to what Dark Horse did, and offers Bran with Hodor, then I could see that offering working.

Then there are so many other characters to consider.  Does Gendry merit a figure?  What about Pycelle?  Would Varys make for an interesting action figure?  These are characters that are really important in the scope of the series.  But do they translate for the purposes of an action figure line?

As for characters that I DO think make sense?  Others include Ser Barristan Selmy, Bronn, and Lord Commander Mormont.

I think action figure manufacturers are just being somewhat risk averse.  Sales across that sector are down.  Plus, when you look at all of the licensed figure lines that have flopped or been executed poorly in recent years?  You begin to understand why there's a slow pace on these releases.

But back to Game of Thrones...

I just saw this on Twitter.  Dark Horse is releasing more of their own GoT figures (which seem more like maquettes).  And I think these just wound up in the new Diamond Previews.  It's an interesting lineup.  And some of the sculpts on the Dark Horse GoT line look cool, but the lack of posability has kept me away from these.

I picked up all 6 of Wave 2 at B&N today as well...any word on a Wave 3?  We need Sansa, Joff, King Robert, Cersei, Sam, Bran and some Direwolves!

I get the sense that Funko is still testing the waters with this line.  The pacing seems a little bit on the deliberate side with the releases.  My gut feeling is that they'll try to time the release of Wave 3 with the beginning of the new season on HBO.

As for my own wishlist?

-Ser Davos Seaworth
-Tywin Lannister
-Ser Jorah Mormont
-Sansa Stark
-Robert Baratheon
-The Mountain

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Wanted corrected carry forwards
« on: November 6, 2014, 04:21 PM »
The Royal Guard would be nice again, but I still think they can improve on the cut of the cape.

A big +1 from me.  The TVC Royal Guard was WOEFULLY limited in availability.  It's a perfect candidate for a carry forward figure.

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels Saga Legends Figures
« on: November 6, 2014, 04:18 PM »
Amazon is a pretty big account for Hasbro to ignore.  Unless of course, the brick & mortar retailers have taken some issue with Hasbro offering so much product to them resulting in some undercutting of those big B&M accounts.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Prototype Boba Fett (Walgreens)
« on: November 6, 2014, 03:47 PM »
No luck yet.  I've been trying the Fett finder via the Walgreens site, but there's been nothing in any of the stores that have Proto Fett listed as in stock.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: 'The Hobbit' movie
« on: November 6, 2014, 03:24 PM »
WOW!  That looks pretty amazing.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
« on: November 6, 2014, 03:12 PM »
A title like this seems to imply that we're looking at a much bigger picture type of story.  And it may not be limited to the Jedi VS Sith conflict that we saw in the PT all the way through the OT.

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels Saga Legends Figures
« on: November 2, 2014, 11:30 AM »
I've been using my Amazon wishlist to keep track of new and upcoming figures, vehicles, etc.  And yesterday I got around to adding some of the REBELS basic figures to my list.  When I did I was a little surprised.  There were some sellers who had them  in stock at inflated prices.  But others that are still pending had arrival dates in January.  Clearly, the 3.75" basic figures seem to be experiencing some sort of delay.  But JANUARY?!?!

Watched the REBELS episode "Rise of the old masters".  It was interesting to finally see the Inquisitor at work.  And not so surprising that he would use a Jedi Master as bait.  But I definitely appreciated when the Inquisitor was able to determine from Kanan's fighting style that he was a student of Depa Billaba... which gets to my point in this thread!  Seeing how Master Billaba factors into Kanan's story, I think she's a prime candidate for the Episode I figure poll.  So if you haven't voted for EPISODE I yet, vote for Kanan Jarrus's Jedi Master - Depa Billaba!!!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« on: October 31, 2014, 10:36 PM »
Damn.  And to happen this week when that Antares rocket exploded just after liftoff from that launch facility in Virginia.  At least in that accident there weren't any fatalities.

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