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Other Collectibles / Re: Star Wars Posters
« on: November 25, 2015, 11:48 AM »
This is seriously starting to piss me off.  WTF?  Do they not sell posters to the general public anymore?  Is this an embargoed item and going to be available only after Dec 18?  I can live without the teaser poster, but I want the theatrical one sheet.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Disney Buys LFL
« on: November 23, 2015, 06:33 PM »
I hope they don't redo the prequels.  Why bother?  Maybe make a Clone Wars movie or tell some new stories in that time period, but redoing these movies would be a waste.  There are lots of other new stories that can be told anywhere along the timeline.

I don't know why GL takes himself and Star Wars so seriously.  He doesn't do that with Indy.  Indy is a fun pulpy story.  Star Wars should have a good story at its core (it does), but needs to be entertaining - e.g. spaceships.  Cut out all the pandering and worthless soap opera family backstory, and tell a fun story.

I'm glad he has stepped away and hasn't tried to get too involved.  I'm 100% confident JJ will create a kick ass story.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Retail Prices/Sales/Discounts
« on: November 23, 2015, 05:33 PM »
One decent deal I've seen is for the Disney Infinities Star Wars packs.  50% off at Target.  There might be other deals at other stores for this as well, but I haven't looked to hard yet.  Still trying to find a good Battlefront bundle with a new console as well.

Seems like a tough price point too for gifts.  Maybe I'm cheap, but a $40-50 gift for a nephew is generally above what I target ($30) for gifts.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Rumors
« on: November 14, 2015, 03:41 PM »
Call me the sucker for thinking the diorama would be an actual toy (made from plastic).

Or we may get the super cheap plastic that they used in the Lars Homestead 3.75" set from five years ago.  That thing might as well have been cardboard for how cheap the plastic was.

I hope they go either all repack, or significantly different figures.

I don't mind buying $7 figure repaints / kit bashes, but I have no interest in buying $20 repaints/kit bashes.  A new wet hair or dirty armor version is just going to get me pissed.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: Walmart 6" Imperial Shock Trooper
« on: November 14, 2015, 03:38 PM »
... if the 6" Imperial Shocktrooper is a promotional tie-in with the release of Battlefront, then you might want to check near the video games in WalMart stores.

Its Wal-Mart. 

That means you've got to check throughout the store.  Its likely on a back end cap by automotive.   Or maybe a pallet drop near diapers.  Or maybe even by the oranges in produce.  ::)

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILER FREE)
« on: November 13, 2015, 03:21 PM »
Dammit, they are making this hard...  it seems like every time I turn around this week I'm running from some new TV spot or international clip or Disney XD clip or ABC TV clip.

If was much easier during TPM and AOTC when I was eating up all the spoilers I could find...  :-\

I haven't sought out the TV clip as I was a little bummed I saw the Japanese trailer.  Is the TB clip something I should try avoiding, or is it just cool random stuff like TIE/X-Wing dogfighting.  TIEs coming out of the sun, etc?

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Rumors
« on: November 13, 2015, 01:21 PM »
It will probably be a TRU exclusive for $70, containing a repacked Luke Stormtrooper, repacked Han Stormtrooper, and repacked Chewie.  The compactor environment will be all flimsy cardboard.

The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Scale Millennium Falcon
« on: November 11, 2015, 12:40 PM »
I know there has been a lot of lamenting about this being a kids toy.  Its not accurate enough for collectors.  The Nerf stuff is stupid.

I pulled the trigger and ordered this the other day, and it showed up on my doorstep yesterday.  My kids (8, 5, 5) saw it and thought it was the coolest thing they've ever seen.  Granted we didnt' open it, but they were looking at the box and features advertised.  They absolutely loved the Nerf action feature and were pumped to get a BB-8.

These are the same kids that have an opened BMF (and other toys) laying around that they don't interact with much.

I'll be interested to crack this open and see how they play with it.  They love the action features on the Clone Turbo Tank, and I think they'll love this as well.

I'll hold my full on kudos for Hasbro until this is opened and fully assessed, but honestly, these are toys and should be designed for 8 year olds, not 40-something year olds.  I'm hopeful my kids are as excited to continually play with this as they seemed by the promise the sealed box holds.

I get it that collectors won't be as interested in this, but that is okay.  We've got a BMF.  I'm glad they made this one for the kids.

Other Collectibles / Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« on: November 11, 2015, 12:14 AM »
Cracked open my BB-8 droid today after it had been sitting on the shelf at home for a month.  Pretty fun little toy.  I'm hoping its durable as the kids really dig it.

I had planned on waiting until the day of the movie premier and surprising the kids with it, but my 8 year old son called me today at work and said his technology teacher showed the kids the school's new BB-8 droid.  They've got a bunch of other Spheros they "learn" with at school, and I guess they added a BB-8 to the lineup.

I wasn't about to let some grade school teacher trump me on Star Wars fun, so we fired it up and sent it rolling around the house.  (Eat that technology teacher).

My five year olds picked up the navigation of it quickly as well.

Should be fun if it can hold up.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Disneyland!
« on: November 10, 2015, 09:24 PM »
Bah.  Taking my family to Disneyworld next week and they've got the Jedi Training Academy shut down until December.  Figures.  It'll be the first time I've been to Disney with the family, and the first time I've gone in 30-some years.

I'm super stoked for the Stormtrooper kit too.  I just hope I haven't gotten myself in over my head.  Check in next year when I'm wearing the helmet and some sweats because I threw in the towel on the kit building... :P

I'm not expecting the Stormtrooper armor to be made of the same materials that they used in the movies, but I am expecting it to look like the armor and have decent quality.

I guess I can sort of buy the fancy wool, but heck, that seems like a lot of money for a basic outfit.  Maybe I don't understand the target market for this stuff and people really want the exact wool used in the costumes. 

I'm still floored how an orange jumpsuit costs $1500.  Maybe they felt they had to reinvent the wheel on the material for this one too to be 100% prop accurate, but I would be 100% satisfied if they used a modern equivalent nylon/poly blend for 1/4 the price.  They priced me out / I'm not seeing the value in 100% movie accurate for that one at that price.  If they did the x-wing costume with helmet for $1000 I would consider it, but $1500 and no helmet seems outlandish to a non costumer like me.

Modern Classifieds / Re: Dave's Items For Sale
« on: November 10, 2015, 05:42 PM »
Hi Dave. I've almost bought this a million times so I'll finally take your's. Thanks

Betrayal on Felucia (ROTS) (Aayla Secura, Clone Commander (yellow), 3 Clone Troopers (yellow) - $25

You got it.

Modern Classifieds / Dave's Items For Sale
« on: November 10, 2015, 12:41 PM »
I'm cleaning out a bunch of Hasbro/Kenner extras below.  PM me if interested.  Also check the link in my signature for a ton of other stuff I've got in the basement that I'm looking to get rid of as well.  All are mint in mint/near mint packaging.

  • Zam Wesell Speeder (with Blast-Off Panels) - $10
  • Anakin Skywalker Speeder (with Blast-Off Panels) - $10
  • Reek - Arena Battle Beast (with Attack Sounds) - $10
  • Ronto and Jawa - $10
  • Anakin Skywalker's Swoop Bike (with Anakin Skywalker figure) - $8
  • Swoop Vehicle - $5
  • Nexu (with Snapping Jaw & Attack Roar) (Deluxe) - $8
  • Armored Scout Tank with Battle Droid - $5
  • Clone Trooper (Troop Builder 4-pack) (White with Battle Damage) (Entertainment Earth Exclusive) - $25
  • Clone Trooper (Troop Builder 4-pack) (White with no Battle Damage) (Entertainment Earth Exclusive) - $25
  • Jabba's Palace with Han Solo in Carbonite (3-D Display Diorama) - $15
  • Dagobah with Yoda (Complete Galaxy) - $6
  • Death Star with Darth Vader (Complete Galaxy) - $8
  • Deluxe Snowtrooper w/ E-web heavy repeating blaste - $5
  • Deluxe Hoth Rebel Soldier w/ Anti-vehicle cannon - $5
  • Darth Vader - 500th Figure Special Edition in Meditation Chamber - $15
  • Princess Leia Collection - Complete Set - $40
  • Saga - Ultimate Galactic Hunt - Complete Set - $80 (Han Solo (Carbonite), Boba Fett, AT-AT Driver, Snowtrooper, Darth Vader, Scorch - Republic Commando, Clone Commander Cody, Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, General Grievous)

The Force Awakens / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: November 10, 2015, 10:38 AM »
Picked up PZ, Guavian Enforcer, Goss, and Hux via HTS, so I think I'm sort of caught up now. I can't remember, do we know of any other announced figures at this point?

That info is still embargoed.  Online shops are taking pre-orders for Jungle/Space Wave 3 and Desert/Snow Wave 3, but they are not supposed to reveal contents yet...

Do you know when the embargo is going to be lifted and we'll learn the contents of Wave 3?

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