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Other Collectibles / Re: Bandai Movie Realization Samurai Star Wars
« on: February 17, 2015, 01:07 PM »
These look amazing.  But with an MSRP of $81.99 for the Stormtrooper and even more for Vader?  I just don't know. but looking at that backdrop behind the figures at Toy Fair it looks to me like a Royal Guard is on tap for this line, too.

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It makes me wonder if Funko is trying to space out these releases so that they don't oversaturate the market.  Still, with season 5 of the HBO show due in April this would have been the ideal time to exhibit a third wave of figures.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Toy Fair 2015
« on: February 16, 2015, 11:21 PM »
I have to say that I was genuinely shocked at the lack of new product from Hasbro at Toy Fair.  But thinking about it and what we've seen?  And the slow pace of 3.75" TBS releases?  It starts to make some sense.  Looking at how this year is going to shape up now...

JANUARY 2015
-TBS 6" figure 2015 wave 1

MARCH 2015
-TBS 3.75" figure 2015 wave 1

APRIL/MAY 2015
-TBS 6" figure 2015 wave 2

MAY / JUNE 2015
-TBS 6" Deluxe figure 2015 wave 2


...I think this is a likely schedule:


MAY / JUNE 2015
-TBS 3.75" figure 2015 wave 2

JULY / AUGUST 2015
-TFA 3.75" figure Preview wave

SEPTEMBER 4th 2015
-TFA Line Launch

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 7
« on: February 16, 2015, 03:11 PM »
Dutch preorder sold out but yet aren't there people whining Reb pilots don't sell?

It's all of those Rosey LaRose fans who are scooping up the new Dutch Vanders.

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So has anyone seen any sign of a third wave of GoT Legacy 6" figures out of Toy Fair?  All of the images that I've seen only show the wave 2 figures.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 7
« on: February 15, 2015, 12:09 PM »
Interesting side note to your post is the listing for a TBS Imperial Navy Commander.  I'm wondering if this is a straight-up reissue of the 2012 TVC figure or perhaps a repaint to honor the vintage Death Squad Commander?

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Toy Fair 2015
« on: February 14, 2015, 01:49 PM »
WOW.  Well, forget all of this....


I've been a little pessimistic about the state of things.  But I think that general feeling has been going around throughout the hobby.  I almost get the sense that this current dry spell may be an attempt to reset the hobby in some way.  Anyway, my predictions for the Hasbro presentation?

-3.75" Basic Figures (Black Series) - 2 new waves in addition to what's been shown and yet to be released
-3.75" Saga Legends / Rebels - 2 waves (maybe).  The remainder of the figures that were seen on that poster and perhaps one more wave
-3.75" Mission Series - 1 wave (as seen on the poster) and perhaps one more wave.
-6" Black Series - 2 waves in addition to the NYCC wave.  Maybe a bounty hunter (Dengar or Aurra Sing), Jedi (Mace Windu or Qui-Gon), a trooper (Snowtrooper), clone (Phase II 501st), droid (C-3PO)
-3.75" system vehicles - More Starfighter repaints, possibly including Anakin's green & white ROTS Jedi Interceptor.  New wave of Rebels vehicles including TIE Fighter, scaled down X-Wing.  *POSSIBLE* large Ghost vehicle.



Bladebuilders lightsaber. 

Hero Mashers. 

Furbacca. 


THAT is the extent of the Hasbro Star Wars presentation at Toy Fair 2015.  See you at Celebration, huh?

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Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: February 14, 2015, 11:56 AM »
Wait...

Reaction is doing figures AND THE SHARK from Jaws?  I might be in.

http://news.toyark.com/2015/02/14/funko-reaction-legacy-figures-toy-fair-2015-151182

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LEGO / Re: LEGO 2015
« on: February 14, 2015, 08:12 AM »
Here's the Yoda's News gallery from this morning's LEGO breakfast event at Toy Fair.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Toy Fair 2015
« on: February 12, 2015, 11:05 AM »
I was wondering when USA Today was going to get their article out there.  This is at least what, three years running where Hunter PR gives them the first crack at some Hasbro Star Wars news in advance of Toy Fair?

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Toy Fair 2015
« on: February 12, 2015, 10:39 AM »
I've been a little pessimistic about the state of things.  But I think that general feeling has been going around throughout the hobby.  I almost get the sense that this current dry spell may be an attempt to reset the hobby in some way.  Anyway, my predictions for the Hasbro presentation?

-3.75" Basic Figures (Black Series) - 2 new waves in addition to what's been shown and yet to be released
-3.75" Saga Legends / Rebels - 2 waves (maybe).  The remainder of the figures that were seen on that poster and perhaps one more wave
-3.75" Mission Series - 1 wave (as seen on the poster) and perhaps one more wave.
-6" Black Series - 2 waves in addition to the NYCC wave.  Maybe a bounty hunter (Dengar or Aurra Sing), Jedi (Mace Windu or Qui-Gon), a trooper (Snowtrooper), clone (Phase II 501st), droid (C-3PO)
-3.75" system vehicles - More Starfighter repaints, possibly including Anakin's green & white ROTS Jedi Interceptor.  New wave of Rebels vehicles including TIE Fighter, scaled down X-Wing.  *POSSIBLE* large Ghost vehicle.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: February 12, 2015, 09:30 AM »
In the hacked emails Amy Pascal specifically mentions Peter Parker, not Miles Morales.  That and the success of the previous Spiderman films with Peter Parker lead you to believe that Peter will be Spiderman in this crossover into the MCU.

As far as Sony selling Spiderman back to Disney/Marvel?  I don't see it happening.  They've seen what a cash cow the MCU has been for Disney, and it looks like they're far more interested in licensing Spiderman back to Marvel studios.  And I think if Fox were presented with a similar option they might consider it as well.  Fox still owns the rights to the FF and X-Men.  But if Fox sees that Sony's partnership with Marvel is profitable?  Then they might consider a similar licensing deal.  The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been really successful, and if the studios that bought other characters can cash in on that success too, I think they might be enticed to get into business with Disney/Marvel Studios.

Coincidentally, when all of this Spiderman news was coming out I saw an article on Business Insider that shows which studio has the film rights to certain Marvel comics characters.  The Submariner is owned by Universal, while Fox has X-Men, the FF and some related characters like Wolverine, Cable, Deadpool and the Silver Surfer.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: February 11, 2015, 03:23 PM »
Wow.  This is definitely big news for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  No doubt Sony is trying to right their own ship in the wake of the hacking scandal. Part of what came out in that affair was a good amount of bashing of Andrew Garfield's performance in the Spider-Man reboot films by Sony executives . Seeing how his name wasn't mentioned in that press release you have to figure that the role is being recast.

I really hope not. Garfield was one of the very few things I enjoyed about those films, and was far, far from the reason why they sucked.

It's looking like that's the way things are going to shake out.  Check out this Mashable article that draws on a number of emails that got leaked in the Sony hack.  It seems pretty likely that Andrew Garfield is out.  He stood up some very senior Japanese Sony executives at a corporate event.  Plus, from Amy Pascals own emails it looks like he's done.  She seems to state that the new Peter Parker would likely be introduced in Captain America - Civil War, and those discussions have been ongoing for several months.

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Class II Vehicles
« on: February 11, 2015, 09:56 AM »
I was on the fence about buying these, but now I think I'll pass on all three and wait to see the reviews on the Imp Troop Transport before I decide on that one.

Saw a pic of the Imp Troop Transport filled up with VOTC Stormies on Yakface's facebook page::



Not terrible, but man, if only those troop sockets were a tad bit deeper...   still on the fence, but won't be surprised if I end up passing on this one too.

I like some of the design changes.  But the phrase that really comes to mind?

"Aren't you a little short for an Imperial Transport"?

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A Rebels list would be relevant.  As would characters from The Old Republic, and maybe from the Clone Wars animated series.  But beyond those EU properties, or anything that pops up in the new Marvel Star Wars comics?  I fear that an EU poll might be an exercise in spinning our wheels.

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