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The TIE Fighter has routinely been getting down to about $80 with Prime shipping on Amazon.  If we can get at least another $20 or more below that?  I'll probably bite.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: August 10, 2016, 07:55 PM »
I could not give a toss about Zuvio. 


The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: August 10, 2016, 06:06 PM »
"Kids like it better" was pure marketing speak, nothing else.

The Force Awakens / Re: Retail Prices/Sales/Discounts
« on: August 10, 2016, 03:04 PM »
The Takodana Encounter multipack is now on clearance at Target.  I saw one yesterday for $17.48.

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: August 10, 2016, 05:25 AM »
I can't say that I care for the price, either.  But we've seen this sort of price creep happening for a little while now with both the Marvel and Star Wars Hasbro lines.  It leaves me wondering if Hasbro might shift manufacturing from China to another locale that can offer less expensive labor costs.

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: August 10, 2016, 05:24 AM »
Check out this EW article that discusses one of the key locations of ROGUE ONE, the planet Jedha.

Ah!  Thanks for the reminder.  So we've got a little while to go before the TIE Fighter gets down to it's lowest price.

I was shocked to see the TBS 6" figures on clearance at Target.  Especially relatively HTF figures like Han Solo along with the relatively new ANH Luke and Kanan. 

I also saw the 6" scale FO TIE Fighter on clearance for $118.98.  And I honestly thought that Target might clear it out the at a lower price.  Isn't the Target clearance policy that the lowest price will end in the number 8?

From the time I placed my order to the time I got my confirmation email?  Over 2 hours. I wasn't really panicked. I had gotten a confirmation from PayPal, and the order showed up with a confirmation number in my HTS account. But seriously... get those emails out faster.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 2016 SDCC Deluxe ANH Ben Kenobi
« on: August 9, 2016, 12:10 PM »
I got the two figures that I wanted the most, and that was the exclusive versions of Ben Kenobi and Kylo Ren.  The Jyn Erso figure is cool, but she's essentially a sneak preview figure with some exclusive packaging.  The other two figures have a bit more going for them with all of the added accessories.  I suspect that HTS might have disabled the ADD TO CART feature on the individual pages so that people wouldn't park themselves on those pages and scoop up EVERYTHING.  It was tough enough for me to get one each of Obi-Wan and Kylo Ren.

FWIW, I haven't gotten an email confirmation from HTS yet.  But I did get confirmation via my method of payment.  I suspect HTS is busy running all of these orders and they'll get processed in turn.  But you've got to imagine that the servers were flooded with traffic.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 2016 SDCC Deluxe ANH Ben Kenobi
« on: August 9, 2016, 11:25 AM »
That was a bit frantic.  The individual product listing pages didn't have the ADD TO CART button, but the other pages did.  I was able to get both Ben Kenobi and Kylo Ren.  But for whatever reason I could not get Jyn Erso added to my shopping cart before she sold out.

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILER FREE)
« on: August 8, 2016, 07:41 AM »
The Olympics do huge numbers in terms of the size of the audience.  I think that's the reason why they're doing this. 

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILER FREE)
« on: August 7, 2016, 08:45 PM »
A new trailer for ROGUE ONE will debut this week during television coverage of the Summer Olympics in Rio on NBC.  Check it out this coming Thursday, August 11th on your local NBC station.

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: August 5, 2016, 07:38 PM »
Looks like BBTS has the new 3.75" Falcon from CIVIL WAR up for pre-order.  And it looks pretty cool!

TV-9D9 / Re: Upcoming SW Live-Action TV Show Discussion!
« on: August 4, 2016, 08:10 PM »
The budget does seem to be a very significant concern.  Back when Rick McCallum was working on developing the first attempt at a Star Wars tv series he said just as much.  It was going to be very expensive to make this show.  A show like Game of Thrones has some very significant budget challenges, and up through the most recent season they were only producing 10 episodes a year.

It's funny though, because Forest Whitaker's character in ROGUE ONE, Saw Gerrera, was supposed to be a central figure in the live action series.  And now we're here talking live action series.  Again.

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