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Agreed.  Disney is going to crank out new movies every year for the foreseeable future and Hasbro better get it figured out or they'll be leaving money on the table.

I get it that there are going to be challenges associated with developing products in a tight timeline with all the secrecy that Disney has in place, but there should be no excuse for Hasbro not to be able to play catch up with the already released movies.  TFA has been out for over a year and the fact that they don't have a Luke, General Leia, or other new TFA figures (and Rebels) coming out seems like a big miss

Rogue One / Re: What Would You Like to See for the 40th Anniversary?
« on: January 19, 2017, 03:37 PM »
I'm still surprised they haven't mixed in more Rebels characters in to the assortments.  Lots of fun characters and cool stuff to choose from.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Rumors
« on: January 18, 2017, 02:33 PM »
R2 makes sense as he's been MIA since wave 1, and Luke and Leia would be interesting if they ditched the soft goods for plastic. Chewie I don't know. We've had two and I don't know what would make him different outside of a new head sculpt.

If people need R2 (or any figure) then they should just straight up reissue him in a future case assortment.  Looks like he is going for some crazy money on eBay, so I would assume the demand is there for a reissue.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Rumors
« on: January 18, 2017, 11:52 AM »
There is also a rumor of a 6 inch Early Bird Set to commemorate the 40th Anniversary.

This seems a little odd.  We've essentially got all of these figures already (R2, Luke, Leia, Chewie). 

I personally am not interested in slight variations or a packaging variant for these figures.

I would rather see them do something different if they wanted to do a 40th Anniversary set.  Lots of great characters left to do from ANH in the 6" line.  No need to rehash.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Do You Have Pets?
« on: January 17, 2017, 11:38 AM »
Sad to hear.

On a related note by wife gets choked up every time she see's the trailer for "A Dog's Purpose". 

Our dog is turning 11 and is on the slow downhill slide and I think the thought of life without our dog is becoming more real to her.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Toy Rumors
« on: January 14, 2017, 09:09 AM »
Tarkin Vader two pack?

Tonnika Sisters!   :-*


That is really about the only thing I've got on my list from ANH.  I don't need another version of anything I already have, and these are about the only background characters I have any interest in.

Glad the Craftsman brand will live on even if Sears dies.  I think their tool section is fantastic, but could probably make do at Home Depot and Lowes.

I can live without every aspect of Kmart.  Its a dump and doesn't offer anything other than the random SW exclusive that could go to a different retailer.

But maybe the biggest loss for me would be Sears' large appliance offering.  I'm consistently underwhelmed by shopping for these things at Best Buy, Home Depot, Lowes, etc.  Sears isn't great, but seems to be solidly better than most alternatives.  Granted I probably only buy a new large appliance once every five years, but Sears always seems to win my business for these.

I saw Sears is selling the Craftsman brand to Stanley/Black & Decker too. 

Can't imagine they have too much time left before they are either out of business completely or split up and sold for parts...

Article on how the Craftsman brand represents nearly all of the value in Sears/Kmart market cap.  Sears' market cap is only $1.1 billion and the Craftsman brand is being sold for $900 million.

It looks like Sears has been pealing off everything of value creating a separate real estate company, spinning off Lands End, etc.  I assume its only a short matter of time until they shut down all Sears/Kmart operations.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Class II Vehicle Sets
« on: January 3, 2017, 12:47 PM »
I can't believe the A-wing was never stocked at Target.

In fact nearly all of the distribution for Rogue One vehicles has been a bit of a disaster.  My vehicles Festivus airing of grievances (didn't we used to have a thread for this?):
  • A-wing never showed up at Target (had to buy at TRU)
  • Never saw anything from the Imperial Speeder bike assortment at Target (had to buy at TRU).  I think because they're so backed up with TFA vehicles.
  • AT-ACT didn't see limited retail distribution until mid-December.  Now on steep clearance.

The TIE Striker and U-Wing were easy to come by at Target though.  I don't have easy access to Wal-Mart to know if they did a decent job stocking the Rogue One vehicles or not.

I love vehicles and thought all of these were solid releases.  Although I'm afraid this lousy distribution (and lousy sales) will only perpetuate Hasbro's thought that vehicles are a waste of their effort.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Wave 4
« on: December 30, 2016, 02:12 PM »
**** Spoiler alert ***

Its fine that they're making him, but I don't recall seeing that guy in the movie.   Here's hoping that they dust off Hasbro's old playbook and make a generic body that they can repaint and put a different head on to have a running change to get a few different generic rebel troopers.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Wave 3
« on: December 28, 2016, 02:46 PM »
Picked a half case of this wave up for $50 and free shipping at Entertainment Earth (currently in stock).  A few dollars more than I would have spent at Target, but more than worth it to be done and not have to worry about extra trips to Target to track this down.

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILER FREE)
« on: December 27, 2016, 04:58 PM »

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILER FREE)
« on: December 27, 2016, 11:35 AM »
Anybody know what the thick silver "pen like" things are that nearly all the characters have in pockets either in the front of their shirts or in pockets in the upper arms?  I thought they might be an element of rank, but I couldn't find a pattern, and it appears both the Empire and Rebellion characters have these.

Krennic seems to use them to help hold his cape in place, but characters without capes have them as well.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Imperial AT-ACT Set
« on: December 20, 2016, 06:03 PM »
Agreed.  I think clearance on this might be dicey as it doesn't appear that many physical stores are stocking this.   

I'm not sure how much inventory Target and others are even carrying on this.

I suppose Hasbro might have loads of these sitting somewhere and may offer some big discounts to retailers to clear them out though.

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