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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

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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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I'd be interested in learning more about their pricing strategy.  It really kind of seems like its all over the board for Star Wars stuff.

I ordered the Stormtrooper kit for $350 (including helmet).
The Stormtrooper helmet by itself is $150.
The AT-AT driver helmet and Kylo Ren's helmet are nearly quadruple that at around $550.
Some really (seemingly) basic costumes like Imperial Officer and X-Wing pilot costumes (no helmet) are $1500.

I'd really love an X-Wing pilot costume, but can't even begin to pull the trigger at $1500 (and NO helmet?!?!) when I'm getting the full Stormtrooper kit for $350.  Its an orange jump suit with simple chest piece.  Am I'm missing something (other than greed)?

Its hard to believe its all because of volume, but who knows.

Anybody got any insight in to this?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Xbox One
« on: November 10, 2015, 10:27 AM »
Any chance we'll see a Battlefront bundle at that price?  So far everything I've seen teased is for bundles with other games.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: The Force Awakens Trailers
« on: November 9, 2015, 12:52 PM »
Has this already been discussed, but is there going to be any place for Lando in E7?  Or is Finn his long lost son from a late night hookup with the Tonnika sisters?

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything eBay! Scams, questions, etc...
« on: November 5, 2015, 12:14 PM »
BIN on eBay is so random.  I try it fairly often, but get declined 90% of the time.  Its still worth a try as a lot of people have things marked up too high.  Even when you point out recent sales equal to your offer they generally ignore your offer.

Amazon Marketplace is a complete crapshoot as far as I'm concerned and I am as careful buying stuff there as I am on eBay.  I've had stuff that I purchased that has never shown up.  I've had orders cancelled by the sellers since they didn't actually have the item.  (seriously- WTF?  I bitched to Amazon about this.  People should not be "selling" things on Amazon that they don't actually have in their hands).

The upside is that Amazon has always been really good about the failed orders and has always taken my side, not that I've ever had any jerks that I've had to deal with from sellers.  They freely admit when they haven't delivered.

I will say I've never had a seller ask me to cancel the order.  I would put that on them.  I'm guessing it comes down to how Amazon rates them internally on their ability to fulfill orders.  Make them pay for their non-delivery.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Gaming System Recommendations?
« on: November 5, 2015, 12:07 PM »
Is anyone aware of any differences as it relates to Star Wars Disney Infinities?  Or are they essentially the same on all consoles?

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The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Scale Millennium Falcon
« on: November 4, 2015, 03:51 PM »
I also saw these a few days ago at TRU along with the 6" scale TIE Fighter. I believe it had a price sticker of $110 but I could be wrong.

The MF is $112 online at TRU.com (the TIE isn't listed online).

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Watto's Junk Yard / Gaming System Recommendations?
« on: November 4, 2015, 12:18 PM »
I need the advice from some gaming experts on what new gaming system to get for the family.

I've got a hand me down original Wii that the kids use from time to time.  Based on feedback it doesn't sound like getting a Wii U is a good option if I want to continue to play these games.  It seems like it makes more sense just to keep the legacy Wii and keep using that in parallel with whatever new system I get.

My kids are 8, 6, and 6.  I'm most interested in the new Star Wars Disney Infinities game, and more younger kid oriented games.  I'm not a gamer myself.  Ideally this is a system that would last a good handful of years, but I don't foresee this being the system they use extensively for teenager/adult games.

Thoughts on the best/cheapest system?  Should I buy new or pick up a used system?  I want this for Christmas, but was wondering if there is a best time to get the best deals - e.g. Black Friday.

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The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Scale Millennium Falcon
« on: November 4, 2015, 11:36 AM »
Has this showed up at Target yet?  Anybody know what the DCPI# is?

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Vintage Carded Figure Restoration
« on: November 2, 2015, 10:39 AM »
How did that happen?  Your wall of vintage figures are all in clamshells.  Did he drop the clamshell and the bubble still busted?

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Scale Vehicles, A Fool's Dream?
« on: October 30, 2015, 02:32 PM »
The one big ticket item I might bite on would be a Sandcrawler with 6" scale Jawas.  I know it would be huge, but that's the one big vehicle I could see clearing out space to display and really forking over some big money for.

Only if they make an army of new droids to go with it.  I would love the Jawa droid sale scene as well.

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