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Waiting for the eventual clearance paid off!  I found two 6" Black Series First Order TIE Fighters in the Target clearance aisle for $50.98 each.  OMG were these boxes beat up!  But I picked one up, and it was $55 and change after taxes. 

Before I went to the store I ran a Brickseek search.  Most stores in my area are still pricing the 6" TIE Fighter at $84.98, but stock levels are dwindling quickly at the $50.98 price point.  And it came back with both prices and inventory amounts at specific stores.  Only 3 out of the 20 stores that came back in my search had the lower price point, and those stores only had 1 - 3 units on hand.

While I know that there's likely to be another price reduction, I didn't want to miss out on this vehicle.  And considering the condition of the box I actually cracked it open in the parking lot just to make sure it was okay, and sure enough it was. 

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Imperial AT-ACT Set
« on: September 4, 2016, 03:58 PM »

And Vipers Kingdom, too.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: September 4, 2016, 02:10 PM »
So has this been bothering anyone else?

Rogue One / Rogue One Class II Vehicle Sets
« on: September 4, 2016, 02:07 PM »
Some of the info that's been coming out has me wondering in which class of vehicle the REBELS A-wing is going to slotted.  It seems a little big for Class I, but is it big enough to be part of the Class II line?

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Deluxe 2-Packs
« on: September 3, 2016, 04:28 PM »
The figures look cool.  But those accessories look...bizarre!

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series - Rogue One Wave 2
« on: September 3, 2016, 01:08 PM »
I just don't see how a spare gold arm could cost more to pack in than a blaster, removable helmet, and alternate set of hands. (Poe) The amount of plastic, tooling, paint etc is certainly comparable.

Of course I realize the answer is so they can sell me the same figure again later, but thats weak.

I see Hasbro trying to maximize their profit on this.  And that means multiple versions of C-3PO over the course of several years.  Just think of the variations!
-TPM (no coverings)
-AOTC (mis-matched grey/metallic coverings)
-ROTS (shiny gold coverings)
-ANH (burnished gold coverings, silver leg)
-TESB (blasted apart, silver leg)
-ROTJ (silver leg, different midsection)
-TFA (red arm & later gold arm)

And that's not counting any other protocol droid, like TC-14, U-3PO, K-3PO or whatever else.  Give Hasbro some time and they're going to get their money's worth out of this mold.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Imperial AT-ACT Set
« on: September 3, 2016, 01:04 PM »
Hah bikes are cheap by comparison. 

I wasn't ever a likely buyer, so I'm not in freak out mode.  I don't think a $300 toy is going to fly unless that walking feature is insanely well done.  But hey I'm not the target here. 

I'm easily dropping $100-$150 on collector focused toys so had Hasbro done something like that I'd be in.  I really wanted the pilot and droid.  Oh well.  I'm not banking on these being around for $50 to get gobbled up though. 

Thinking about this more, that walking mechanism HAS to be incredibly expensive/complex as toys go...  I kinda almost see where the price comes from because that's gotta be a major hit financially on this thing.  That's a lot of design dollars alone I'd bet.

You at least get more valuable buying a bike.

The figures are part of what gets me the most annoyed.  I refuse to be angry about this.  But annoyed?  Absolutely.   

I'm actually thinking that we might see people slicing open the packaging to get those figures.  I can still remember seeing that happen quite a bit during the run of the EPISODE I line when people were after that red R2 unit that was packed in the window insert.  You would see Naboo Royal Starships on the shelves and the R2 unit was gone.  And in this case I think that I want to Imperial R2 unit the most, followed by the pilot and then Jyn Erso.

Way too much of a gimmick for me to take the plunge.  I've gotten a few of the special edition astromechs from Disney in the past couple of years.  But I'm passing on this one.

I think that once it hits that $50-ish threshold there are going to be a lot of buyers.  I'm certainly going to be looking.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series - Rogue One Wave 2
« on: September 2, 2016, 12:56 PM »
Nice scoop over at Yakface with a look at what seems to be the Black Series 6" Cassian Andor in his Rebel/Yavin IV uniform.

Thanks!  I was surprised to find that it's now as low as $50.98 at some stores.

Has anyone got the Target DCPI number for the First Order TIE?  I'm in the market for one on clearance, but I'd like to be able to be able to focus my efforts using Brickseek.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" Wave 5
« on: September 2, 2016, 10:33 AM »
One definitely fits for Rogue One

Absolutely!  We already saw the ERG's in the trailer.  I would love to see them mix it up, FWIW.  There's this rich "Legends" backstory for them about being this incredible unit of warriors.  But when it came time to actually see them do anything in ROTS, Yoda just levelled them.

I was actually thinking this one might be related to Episode 8.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Rebel U-Wing Fighter
« on: September 2, 2016, 10:29 AM »
The wings definitely make this vehicle look a lot bigger.  But seeing the pics of Cassian Andor standing next to the ship?  The size is way off.  And in order for it to have the side-by-side cockpit like we've seen in the trailer, and any sort of troop compartment in the lower portion of the fuselage, we would be looking at a significantly larger ship that would have to be 2 to 3 times as big as this.  That would translate to a significantly higher price tag, too.

Is it disappointing?  Absolutely.  I'd like to see something reasonably screen accurate.  But with the rising costs and associated pricing, I don't know how Hasbro could make a vehicle that might be on par with something like the Republic Gunship or ARC-170.

I'm probably going to pick one up eventually... if I can find one with a decent Cassian pack-in.  Oof.  Everytime a new "in-hand" pic pops up, the face deco on poor Cassian looks horrible. :-\

OMG.  The paint apps I've seen on every sample of Cassian Andor's eyes all seem like they're horrible.  WTF is up with this lately?  First there was the Joan Crawford/WM Black Series Leia, and now we've got Cassian Andor meets Marty Feldman!

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" Wave 5
« on: September 2, 2016, 10:09 AM »
I'm beginning to wonder based on some rumors surrounding a recent Episode 8 script leak might involve some of the characters in this wave.  Hmmm....

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