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Remember that Target exclusive REBELS AT-DP with the AT-DP Driver pack-in figure that was nowhere to be found?  It's on Amazon.  For $21.80, with Prime shipping.

Other Collectibles / Re: Hasbro Force FX Lightsabers
« on: January 12, 2016, 06:37 PM »
That's awesome!  I saw this the other day at TRU and really had to restrain myself from picking it up.

Are you talking about the $60 TRU exclusive?  I got one of those for my son's Kylo Ren costume for's nice, but definitely a kid's toy.

I didn't know that they Larger ones were being sold at TRU.

I see the big Kylo Ren electronic Force FX saber on a regular basis at TRU stores.

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 2 (Spoilers)
« on: January 12, 2016, 10:40 AM »
That ship design is something we saw WAY, WAY back in KOTOR.  It's interesting to see it get recycled for the show.

The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Jungle/Space/Snow/Desert Line
« on: January 11, 2016, 06:22 PM »
Oh, wonderful.  A multipack with 2 new figures and PLENTY of repacks.  Moves like that give creedence to the HasBLO monicker that many have bestowed upon the company.

The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Jungle/Space/Snow/Desert Line
« on: January 11, 2016, 05:07 PM »
Glad to see the Squad Leader trooper is the same as the one packed in the Amazon 7-pack.  I strategically passed on that set since it had so many repacks from the first couple of waves of the basic 3.75" figure line.  It seemed like only a matter of time until Hasbro would offer single carded versions of this Stormtrooper.  And with time I think they're going to offer the Riot Control Stormtrooper as a basic figure, too.

Kylo Ren?  It looks like the hood is removable, and I'd like to see the facial portrait before I comment further.  But you had to figure that there would be a no helmet version of Kylo Ren sooner rather than later.

Oh, and is it me, or does Nien Nunb look like a complete throwback to the Kenner vintage version?!?!

I've been kind of surprised to read on another(R) forum that people have complaints about the Rey figure.  Notably, that she has sculpted on gloves.  I noticed this when I opened the figure up, but it really is something of a negligible thing to gripe about.  I was actually a bit more surprised to see that you have to pop Rey's head off in order to put on the headwraps.  I'm actually tempted to pick up a second Rey to display with the headwraps on full time with her speeder.  This is such a better figure than the pack-in from that Class I deluxe vehicle set.

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Star Wars Spin-Off #2 - Han Solo!
« on: January 11, 2016, 02:19 PM »
Check out THIS VARIETY ARTICLE about casting for the Han Solo anthology film.  There is reportedly a short list of actors under consideration for the role of our favorite Corellian smuggler.  That list includes:

Miles Teller - "Whiplash", "Fantastic Four" (2015), "Divergent"
Ansel Elgort - "Divergent", "The Fault In Our Stars"
Dave Franco - "Unfinished Business", "Neighbors", "21 Jump Street"
Jack Reynor - "Transformers: Age of Extinction", "Delivery Man"
Scott Eastwood - "Dawn Patrol", "The Longest Ride"
Logan Lerman - "Fury", "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief"
Emory Cohen - “Brooklyn”
Blake Jenner - "Everybody Wants Some”

I saw a pretty good amount of these at my local Disney store.  They look nice, but they really do feel a bit redundant when you're already invested in the Hasbro 6" Black Series line.  Granted, there are some things in this line that haven't been offered in the Black Series line.  But how long are we really going to need to wait for things like General Grievous or Kylo Ren without his helmet?

LEGO / Re: LEGO 2016 (possible TFA & Rogue One spoilers)
« on: January 7, 2016, 11:00 PM »
I saw the Resistance Troop Transport today.  It's a really cool looking set, and it's one of my favorite ships from TFA so far.  I may have to take the plunge on that set.

I've tried to resist LEGO for a long time, but my wife and daughter got me a set from REBELS.  It's a little Imperial Troop Transport set.  Now, I've heard for a while that a good number of people find the methodical routine of putting together a LEGO set pretty therapeutic.  It seems to help a lot of people focus on something and decompress from the concerns of their jobs or whatever else.  Well, putting together the Imperial Troop Transport has definitely yielded similar results for me.  So a set as sizable as the Resistance Troop Transport would probably be a great exercise in stress management.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: January 7, 2016, 05:14 PM »
I was finally able to catch a second screening of THE FORCE AWAKENS today at a matinee showing.  It was good to have some time to process a lot of what I had seen on opening day and go into this showing being able to watch for some very specific things.  First?  The emotional aspect of the film still rang through very well.  The new cast is really good.  And I think Harrison Ford really delivered.

There's been a bunch of discussion about Carrie Fisher's performance since the movie came out.  Having seen the movie again, it seems that her role was very deliberately focused where it needed to be.  I still got the sense that Leia and Han retreated personally following Ben Solo turning to the Dark Side, and they both came across as damaged people.

The Force vision that Rey has is clearly one of the high points of the movie.  Seeing that hallway from Cloud City still gets me.  And Kylo Ren killing what I presume to be a Jedi, and standing amid the bodies with the other Knights of Ren?  I was paying keen attention this time!  I heard the Obi-Wan voices, but I didn't catch the Yoda voice.

Another thing?  It seems very clear that Kylo Ren, possibly Snoke, Han Solo, Leia and Luke all realize who Rey really is.  I think that there's a strong likelihood that Rey was one of the students at the fallen Jedi Temple from her Force vision.  And it seems that she may have been one of the only survivors.

Last?  I took a good long look when Rey got to Ahch-To and presented the Skywalker lightsaber to Luke.  I was able to see his robotic hand, and his clothes.  And it looks like he's got a white & tan version of the outfit that he wore when he arrived at Jabba's palace in RETURN OF THE JEDI.

I think Walmart was always far more interested in getting that collector foot traffic into the stores, rather than making this exclusive subline easy to acquire online.  I know that I made plenty of trips to Walmart without being successful getting any Black Series 3.75" figures of the 6" Battlefront Shocktrooper.  Those trips numbered at least 10 to 1 in terms of number of trips to the number of times that I was able to get the figures.  WalMart is playing those odds that in those trips where you don't find the exclusive you may buy something else.  And it does happen.

Well that's great for some, but ten trips to Walmart for me is like fifteen hours in the car.   Not happening... The fact that they don't put them online after saying that they will makes me less likely to favorably consider Walmart for other things at times when I'm maybe in an area that has a store.

Then this is the sort of instance where trading pays off.  I've traded/bought/sold with people on this board and others.  Sometimes the deal pays off in your favor, and sometimes you're helping someone out.  Hopefully, you find someone cool to trade with on a regular basis so that if something like this does come up where you don't have access to a particular chain, maybe your regular trading connection does.

Case in point?  I had a tough time tracking down the WalMart exclusive Black Series 6" Battlefront Imperial Shocktrooper.  I've got plenty of WalMarts near me, but I just could not find this particular exclusive.  Lo and behold, one of my regular trading guys kept an eye out for me and picked one up for me.

The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" First Order Legion 7-Pack Box Set
« on: January 6, 2016, 05:23 PM »
I think some people have already received their orders on these.  I don't know if anyone has been able to confirm if that heavy weapons trooper has a removable vest or not.  But clearly, the riot control trooper is all about the shield and baton.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Black Series Rumors
« on: January 6, 2016, 04:41 PM »
That picture is from a September 28th article

Check out photo 8 in the top gallery.

And I believe confirmed to be 6 inch back then

Yeah, I saw the article.  Can't believe I forgot about something like this that came out in September.  The thing is, the caption in the article calls these 4" figures.  But it seems more likely that they're 6", since we've seen all 3 of those figures in 6" form already.  F**king stan.

Whoa.  Has the infamous Stan actually come through with an image leak?


To me, that looks like what could be a removable helmet Kylo Ren and a Resistance uniform Poe Dameron pictured with the Finn figure that was released with wave 3.

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