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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Recent purchases
« on: September 30, 2016, 03:49 PM »
I'm guessing its part of their excellent management training.  When someone asks you why they can't buy something just say, "it was recalled".  You don't need to know the real reason, just vomit up this line, take the item, and walk away.

I'm glad in Minneapolis we've got 197 Target stores and only a handful of Wal-Marts.  If WM was my only decent retail option I think I would drive my car in to a bridge abutment. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Indiana Jones title sequence
« on: September 30, 2016, 02:22 PM »
It'd be great to see an Indy live action or animated series.

Remind me again, does Disney have any ownership of Indy?  Hopefully Disney does and they can fund this like they've funded Star Wars.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Deluxe 2-Packs
« on: September 30, 2016, 12:06 PM »
Anybody know if the Deathtrooper in the two pack is any different than the Deathtrooper that is carded on its own?

I don't think we've seen a basic 3.75" version picture yet... one is rumored to be coming, but no pics yet makes it hard to tell if/how different it is. ;)

Holy crap am I an idiot (hold your comments please)!!  I had written down that there was a single carded 3.75" Deathtrooper.  Apparently there isn't one.  No wonder I can't find one at any Target.  ::)

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Deluxe 2-Packs
« on: September 30, 2016, 11:34 AM »
Anybody know if the Deathtrooper in the two pack is any different than the Deathtrooper that is carded on its own?

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: Target Exclusive Rogue One 3-pk
« on: September 30, 2016, 11:29 AM »
My thoughts exactly. 

Any idea on how these compare to the regular 6" figures?

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One "FORCE FRIDAY" Official Thread...
« on: September 30, 2016, 10:31 AM »
Planning to head out to some Targets soon. Fingers crossed for that %^&*( speeder.
I don't think you need to be concerned about the speeder.  A bunch of those were left from MM at our TRU.  I suspect it's going to be an easy find.

Based on EE's case listing, looks like the case is 2x Imp Speeder, 1sx Ezra, 1x TFA Walker so hopefully that makes it a bit easier to track down...

Are these using the same DCPI that existed for TFA Class 1 vehicles?  Stopped at two Targets this morning and both had the Class 1 pegs jammed with TFA crap.  No sign of the Class 2 vehicle assortment at Target either.

Nothing on the app as of this morning.

Paul - if you have any extras I'll take one.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One "FORCE FRIDAY" Official Thread...
« on: September 29, 2016, 02:26 PM »
I do expect more than a few "ripples in the Force" coming up too. Targets around here have showed zero signs of prepping so far, and I find it a little hard to believe they will all magically have their aisles reset by 8am tomorrow when the doors open with all the new stuff on display. Just like I find it hard to believe that at 12:01am every Walmart computer will update instantly to allow the proper ring-up, pricing and sale of the new stuff. I foresee many possible checkout line frustrations...

Does anyone know Target's plan?  Are they just going to put these on pegs in the normal aisle, or will they drop these on standees like they did for the refresh when the movie was released in April?  Last year my local Targets had stuff in both the toy aisle and in a "seasonal" aisle in the back dedicated to TFA product (clothing, toys, cereal, etc.).

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Wave 1
« on: September 27, 2016, 03:45 PM »
While I'm never gonna try to "beat" the system and scan and alternate item...

I've done this several times before with decent success, especially at a place like Wal-Mart where the general staff IQ seems lower.  Assuming they've got some TFA figures still on the pegs I would grab one TFA figure and all the Rogue One figures I wanted.  I would make sure they scanned the TFA figure first and when the error pops up on the Rogue One figures I would just say there were all on the same peg or were right next to them listed at the same price.  The checkout person has always just modified the quantity of the TFA figure scanned and shoved all the Rogue One figures in the bag.  Then later you can bring back the one TFA figure you don't need.

Either way, I'm going to avoid WM until Friday so I don't get frustrated by the stupidity.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2016-17
« on: September 26, 2016, 02:21 PM »
I know this happened a couple weeks ago during the Rams/49ers awful MNF game, but they keep playing it on the local sports radio station and it makes me laugh each time - The guy is drunk!

The Force Awakens / Re: The Force Awakens 3.75" 'Armor Up' Assortment
« on: September 24, 2016, 07:42 PM »
I just cracked open the last of my TFA figures today and had a few questions / observations.

1 - are most of the armor up figures near direct copies of the regular figures?  It appears the only ones that are different are Poe and Chewie.  Am I missing anything significant.

2 - I was surprised at the gaps in the overall figure line.  No regular Chewie, R2-D2, Poe resistance outfit, and Poe pilot without helmet.  I'm probably missing a few, but this ones popped out at me.

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILER FREE)
« on: September 23, 2016, 01:49 PM »
Can someone verify the first day we'll be able to see the movie in the US? 

The release date is Friday, December 16th. 

Am I right in assuming that we'll actually be able to see this the day before on Thursday, December 15th starting at roughly 7PM?  And tickets will likely go on sale on roughly October 16th?

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 3 (Spoilers)
« on: September 21, 2016, 05:07 PM »
My kids and I are stoked about the Season 3 premier on Saturday night.  Can't wait to see how big of a role Thrawn plays in this and if we'll see Ahsoka again.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 2016 SDCC Deluxe ANH Ben Kenobi
« on: September 20, 2016, 12:47 PM »
I'm so glad I got my notice from Hasbro it was back in stock. *sarcasm*

HTS's stock alert email system is so slow that it's effectively worthless.  I tried using it for some late wave TFA items like unmasked Kylo Ren and the FO Stormtrooper Squad Leader.  But by the time the system sent my notification they were already out of stock.  Some of the guys at the RS forums have been talking about some shopping apps that will constantly poll an item's stock status and alert you very quickly to a change in stock status.  Has anyone else here tried one of these apps?

Yes, I use a plugin called "visualping" that integrates in to Chrome (maybe other things too).  I'm sure there are plenty of other options out there, so this may not be the best, but its what I'm using.

Its super sweet in that its super configurable to whatever you want.  The only real drawback is that you need to be in front of your computer to get the alerts.  I also use it to sniff out job postings at companies I follow to try and land a dream job.

If someone knows of one that is free and is flexible enough to send you text alerts or e-mails, that would be even better. 

Visualping has allowed me to score quite a bit of limited availability items over the past few years.  Especially something like the SDCC Obi-Wan that might go in and out of stock really quickly over the course of a couple of months.

That looks really cool.  Love the upper leg black section contrasting with the white armor. 

Yes please!

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