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The Target exclusive 6" Black Series 3-Pack is up for Sale on Target.Com now.

There's a promo code listed on the website for 20% off as well:  KIDSGIFTS

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Deluxe 2-Packs
« on: November 1, 2016, 12:31 PM »
If they are, it's a terrible idea. The Finn Trooper costume would be a much better choice if this is what they wanted to do. Also the case assortment - 5X this set? - is just asking for trouble.

The pairings in the multipacks just seem poorly thought out, overall.  At least in terms of any semblance of screen accuracy.  Just look at some of this weirdness:

-A Finn and Phasma set should probably have included Finn in Stormtrooper armor, not Finn in the tan jacket with the lightsaber!  And if it's Finn in the jacket?  Then give him a blaster and/or a satchel of explosives.

The TRU 6-pack is one of the worst offenders.
-Rey & Kylo Ren should have probably included the maskless version of Kylo Ren, not the Armor Up version.  Unless of course you're trying to represent Rey in her Force vision where she encounters the masked Kylo Ren in the snowy forest... and somehow I don't think that Hasbro was being that clever.
-The Finn & FN-2199 should have included the Skywalker lightsaber with Finn, since that's the weapon he uses in the Takodana fight.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Deluxe 2-Packs
« on: November 1, 2016, 12:03 PM »
Wow, I managed to either completely not notice or remember that set/figures from SDCC. :P


Same here.  I think I noticed the text in that Toy Ark article around the time of SDCC, but the photos didn't jump out to me at all.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Imperial AT-ACT Set
« on: November 1, 2016, 10:52 AM »
BBTS is also listing the AT-ACT, but I think they're being more mindful of the price concerns, because they're offering it for $274.99.

...and I'm still not biting at that price.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Deluxe 2-Packs
« on: November 1, 2016, 10:46 AM »
That rumor was circulating for a while, and I finally saw that listing on BBTS for a Finn VS Phasma 2-pack earlier this morning.

LEGO / Re: LEGO 2016 (possible TFA & Rogue One spoilers)
« on: October 30, 2016, 10:04 AM »
I've been getting extremely tempted to pick up Krennic's shuttle.  It's such a cool design, and I have serious doubts that Hasbro will ever get to it.  And I can totally use the stress relief of being able to focus on a Lego project that big.

I was able to get a second Hovertank Trooper this morning.  And I think 2 x 6" figures like that will do when it comes to any kind of army building for me.

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 3 (Spoilers)
« on: October 27, 2016, 09:26 AM »
Seriously?  They're already taking a break this season?

Managed to find a single TRU exclusive Hovertank Trooper just now.  I get the feeling that some more are going to turn up in significant numbers, but these really seem to be scarce right now. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: X-Men/Wolverine Movies
« on: October 25, 2016, 08:15 PM »
I agree that there's been a lot of divergences with both movie universes.  With the Avengers, the bones of the original team were largely there with the original members:  Cap, Thor, Hulk & Iron Man.  The SHIELD angle is something that came from the Ultimate universe, so I kind of can deal with that take on the story.  As for Ultron, Vision, Pym, et al?  I can see the concerns.

The X-Men films started with something of a hodge-podge team that was more of a composite of the team over the years rather than something that was true to the books.  Cyclops and Jean Grey were the only original members on the team.  Storm was with the 3rd wave that came in during Giant Sized X-Men, as was Wolverine.  Iceman was a younger student at the school and not a member of the team, and there was no presence of Angel or Beast until the 3rd film.  Say what you will, but the original X-Men team actually had some decent stories.  And they also began to incorporate characters like Banshee, Polaris, Havok and Magneto well before Storm, Wolverine, Nightcrawler and Colossus ever made it into any books.  Could that original team have carried a movie or two before introducing the Giant Sized X-Men team?  It all would have depended on multiple factors:  the director, script and cast.  But if you did that I could imagine the fan outcry:  where's Wolverine?  And I think that Fox wanted to make sure that he was in the mix from the get-go purely from a marketing standpoint.

But what about the possibility of building a universe?  I don't think that Fox really had the foresight to see it through.  But imagine two 'First Class' sort of films that might have led up to a third movie that would finally introduce the Storm/Wolverine/Colossus/Nightcrawler, etc team?  That could have been something great.  And then you could potentially get another few films after that with the Phoenix saga, DoFP, and maybe eventually Apocalypse without it being such a ******* mess.

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 3 (Spoilers)
« on: October 25, 2016, 09:11 AM »
I almost think that this past week's episode was a little bit of an exercise in tying up some loose ends.  I remember towards the end of the CLONE WARS run when Dooku introduced the Super Tactical Droid Kalani.  But I don't think the series was ever able to delve into the character at all.  Seeing Rex back in action with the Jedi against a droid army?  It seemed just like old times for him.

But looking ahead to the next episode?  Check out this clip from this coming Saturday's  episode:  "Imperial Supercommandos".

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: X-Men/Wolverine Movies
« on: October 24, 2016, 08:08 PM »
Hopefully no time travel. Curious how the X-Men died...yes, every comic reader has said how it happened there, but this isn't a direct adaptation.

Engineered virus maybe?

What in the Fox X-verse actually has been a direct adaptation?  The Phoenix story?  Nope.  Days of Future Past?  Uh, no.  Wolverine limited series (4 issue Japan story arc)/ The Wolverine?  Again, no. 

Granted, the Marvel Cinematic Universe hasn't been completely faithful to all of their source material.  But the guidelines have been there in a lot of the origin stories.  Iron Man's story was adapted to the present day.  The Captain America origin was very faithful.  But the way Bryan Singer has steered a lot of these stories has been a huge stretch.  And I've had a very tough time with how these X-Men films have diverged from some amazing source material.

JTA reports that this set has been found at multiple stores on the east coast.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Wave 2
« on: October 23, 2016, 06:42 PM »
Today I found ALMOST all of wave 2 in a Target store, except for Director Krennic.  I only picked up Jyn Erso (Jedha), Chirrut Imwe and Cassian Andor (Eadu) for the time being.  I just was not enthused about Vader.  And I've got some Amazon credit that I wanted to use towards the other figures in the wave.

The paint apps on Jyn's hairline seemed to be a bit of a thing, at least with the 3 that I saw hanging on the pegs.

Rogue One / Re: TRU Exclusive TFA 3.75" Battle Figure 6-Pack
« on: October 23, 2016, 06:39 PM »
I saw the set in the store today.  And yeah, I just cannot justify this set considering I have everything in it already.  It's still curious about why they went with the Armor-Up version of Kylo Ren.  There's no way to tell (without ripping the pack open) if Poe Dameron comes with his helmet.  And again the Riot Control Stormtrooper gets packed in with a bunch of figures that you already own.


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