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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Wave 1
« on: September 14, 2016, 02:14 PM »
They should have made Sabine two per case and K2-SO one per.  I just hope future revision cases continue to have Sabine in them or pack her two per so everyone can eventually find one.

1. Why would anyone give KMart an exclusive when they are on the verge of bankruptcy and are closing stores left and right?

I think Adam Pawlus had an interesting discussion on this in the past couple of years (I think when the Vintage boxed Ewok sets were out).  If I'm remembering correctly he stated that K-Mart is one of the few places that employs old-school knowledgeable toy category managers that have been around for a long time and have maintained good relations with Hasbro.

I think the latest unique base / paint deco figures aren't terribly interesting in comparison to the Ewok sets they had a couple years ago.  I feel for those that are trying to track these down as I think there might only be two K-Marts left in the entire state of MN.  At least they tend to offer these online as well.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Toy Rumors
« on: September 14, 2016, 11:42 AM »
We're not expecting all of that on September 30th, are we?  I thought we were just getting one wave of figures.

Is there any clear intel on if all of this will be available?

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Toy Rumors
« on: September 13, 2016, 05:54 PM »
Thanks Jayson!!!

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Toy Rumors
« on: September 13, 2016, 11:16 AM »
Is Yakface or anyone putting together a checklist for Force Friday this time around?  I'm not sure I've got the complete list, or at least I'm not clear on what is supposed to be available on Force Friday vs. later in the fall.

LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: September 7, 2016, 12:01 PM »
Their online stock seems good.  I just placed an order for three sets @20% + 5% and free shipping with the Target Red Card.

I'm looking forward to building the Luggabeast from the Encounter on Jakku set with the kids.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: September 5, 2016, 04:53 PM »
No, but this has.  :P

Since they offer free shipping today, this will be cheaper for you guys even with any discounts I get. If you do buy one, let me know so I can take you off the list. I'm going to be going tomorrow for my birthday.  ;D

Sweet deal.  Thanks for posting! 

Paul - please take me off the list.  As usual, thanks for offering to hook a collector up!

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Imperial AT-ACT Set
« on: August 31, 2016, 05:11 PM »
As a parent I cannot imagine dropping that kind of cash on something like this at Christmas. Not even as a collector really. I wish them luck, but this seems like a classic boondoggle from the get-go.

So what would people be willing to pay for something like this?

I agree $300 might be too much for a walking, full size, figures included, Nerf shooter AT-AT?  I think $250 would seem like a reasonable deal, but $300 doesn't seem too unreasonable.

I agree that this is a tough buy as a gift for a kid, but as a collector I'm willing to drop $300 on a really well done toy (I'll withhold judgement on this one until I learn more).

People were just complaining that the U-Wing is too small with too few features and won't buy it as is, and they would be willing to pay significantly more for a "better" toy.  I don't think we can have it both ways.  It seems Hasbro is either going to make a scaled down affordable toy or really expensive uber-toys. 

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Imperial AT-ACT Set
« on: August 31, 2016, 03:39 PM »
I don't know how well the Sphero BB-8 did, so I can't speak to that but people I know who have one rave about it.

Nobody could keep this in stock from Force Friday through early December.  It seemed that this was a hot, hot toy that took months for production to catch up with. 

Not sure what Sphero's expectations were, but it seems like demand was higher than supply for several months.

Have they provided a demo video of this yet, showing how the app works?  If the app is cool that should also help bolster sales.  If its just a remote control without fun add-ons then its a missed opportunity.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Imperial AT-ACT Set
« on: August 31, 2016, 01:38 PM »
This is interesting from a couple different angles:

- $300 is the most expensive Star Wars toy Hasbro has ever released, by a long shot.  I know there was a TRU exclusive Vintage boxed repackaged BMF (if I recall correctly) that was pretty spendy, but the original non-exclusive version was only $150.  We also had the TFA MF for $140 and the 6" TIE for $170.

- The interactive / remote control aspect is a massive enhancement over a standard toy.  It becomes a bit of combo between the BB-8 Sphero ($150) and a large 3.75" toy ($150).

- If this works at this price point, it could open the door to a lot of other different toy possibilities.  Hasbro has said "big vehicles" just don't work from a financial perspective.  This could help prove or refute that depending on the success.  We've pined for a Sail Barge, Blockade Runner, etc., and if this is successful it could prove the value in creating $300 uber-toys.

I will definitely try and get one of these, although will try and get one for substantially less if I can.  I would be willing to wager that this will sell better than the $150 6" TIE Fighter.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Wave 1
« on: August 30, 2016, 12:13 PM »
Do we know what the case pack is supposed to be?  I'm assuming its the usual 12 figures per case.  That may mean that Kylo will be packed at just one per case with one of the other figures.

Admiral Ackbar?!?

Maybe he has a yet to be revealed role in Rogue One (don't spoil it for me if you already know) or Rebels Season 3, but that seems like an odd choice.

Lando seems like a bit of an odd choice as well.

Would have been nice to have a Rogue One wave or two, but maybe that is coming later.

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 2 (Spoilers)
« on: August 30, 2016, 10:38 AM »
Season 2 DVD/Blu-Ray is out today.  Anybody see in extra good deals on this?

I thought he died years ago.  I didn't even realize he was still alive, until I saw this post that he was dead...

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