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Conventions / Re: New York Comic-Con
« on: September 26, 2014, 07:31 PM »
The Rebels Panel may be quite interesting!  And I see Acid Rain World will have a presence.  I'm so down I can't go. :(

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: September 25, 2014, 02:25 PM »
Someone realized the Emperor's "All plastic and let's just hope it's ok" doctrine was dumb.

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Heroes series Electronic X-Wing at Sams Club
« on: September 24, 2014, 11:19 PM »
Weird thing about that is the R2 with the regular one has the light-pipe even that this one must use for the electronics.

That's a TON of X-Wings there.  Wal-Mart and Target seem to only get 2 or 3 at a time, haha.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: September 23, 2014, 09:21 PM »
Caught a little bit of it.  They're trying too hard to combine TWD with the DotD remake and infuse a little of their own "over-the-top" stuff they like to do with anything they make, and so I felt it came off pretty horrid.  Basically I watched 5 or 10 minutes and that was all I could stand.

THey really should just get the rights to every Star Trek series and movie, and air them non-stop forever.  It'd be their bread and butter.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Prototype Boba Fett (Walgreens)
« on: September 22, 2014, 05:29 PM »
Sounds like their buyer cares and was putting forth the effort to get more product.  That's pretty cool.

Once my local bud got his I quit looking.  I kinda like the idea of Walgreen's being involved since any competition is good, but man I hate exclusives for the most part.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Recent purchases
« on: September 22, 2014, 01:17 AM »
At another "local" (hour away, but what isn't for me?) Ollies I was able to find more sets...  Actually they had a ton still, this was on Saturday evening.  They have so many I doubt they're selling out.

I think some of the hype's overdone on these sets, personally.  Unless you lucked into the really good ones, or you didn't have half this stuff (as I didn't), most of it was all stuff that was WIDELY available in 2011.  I saw all these Jedi Fighters, the Droid ships (including the Gunship), the V19, the Snowspeeder, the Cloud Car...  Those things even went on sale and I recall the Vintage boxed snowspeeder on clearance at Target.  I saw Swamp Speeders, AT-AP's, Hovertanks, and most all of this stuff surfacing at Ollies and/or K-Mart, people just weren't buying much of it at the time.  I didn't see many Republic Artillery sets back when they were new but I recall quite a few reports of people who did, sooooooo...

So unless you're finding Mando Transports or the Jedi Speeder, which I don't think many saw those in any quanitity, these are just nice ships at great prices. 

Don't get me wrong, that's awesome, but I've seen some harping that this is once again a sign of Hasbro not getting people what they want, but I'd gladly point out my above statement that I don't think anything but two of these ships are really "rare" at all, and I'd say the Jedi Speeder is the ONLY one that I can attest is still short-packed.  I saw 3 sets with Mando Transports at the Ollies I hit and it's been that way in most reports I've personally heard.  The Jedi Speeder, it seems to be a one-off at any given place getting these.  It may be the only one that's legitimately "rare".  Though I will say I saw a 501st Hover Tank, and only one of it, and I honestly don't recall many of those on retailer shelves.  Go figure.

Anyway, my point with that long statement is this: The Snowspeeder/CC set is among the most quick to sell out, out of all of these (before even the Mando ship).  That, to me anyway, says this is less about "scalpers" or other phantoms people fear, and less about some made up Hasbro issue on the topic, and much more about good ships at a good price...  It's a novel idea, I know, but it just harkens to me that the only real gripe out there is that things are pricing themselves out of what the MAJORITY (IE: not us) are willing to pay on a whim.  I feel it's creating most of the other issues.  And thus Hasbro is trying to remedy this pricing issue, but they can't just create a new economic situation where they can deliver greatness for cheap, and what they can deliver for cheap the vocal minority (IE: us) simply complain about because it's not the ideal thing we want for half the price it costs to make it.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2014-15
« on: September 20, 2014, 02:30 PM »
 :-X I like 'em!  :-X

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels Hero Series X-Wing
« on: September 18, 2014, 04:46 PM »
Awesome.  :)

My Target actually sold 2 and my WM sold 1.  It is accomplishing its ultimate non-collector goal.  It's just gravy it's useful to collectors on any level.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Recent purchases
« on: September 18, 2014, 02:17 PM »
They don't have a spot on the floor, so they're going wherever, or back to the back of the store I'd assume.  I'm going to hit up a couple more KM's this weekend if I manage the time.  I've actually got a slightly more free Saturday to myself so I may get time to do this.

Ollies is much more on with finding them,w hich it turns out Ollies is far more numerous than I thought...  All the way to Indiana, Michigan, NY, NJ, and as far south as Georgia.  I'm shocked.  Used to only be a PA thing.  Believe they originated out this way.

Still, very east coast for the most part aside from OH, IN, and MI.  Most of the country doesn't have them to check even.  They are getting in a ton and dumping them all at once.  I have a feeling K-Mart's allotment wasn't to be out yet.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Sales/Discounts thread
« on: September 18, 2014, 12:10 AM »
Sweet lil dealio plus they're still doing $50 + free shipping.  20% has not been available for a while it seems.  :-\

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Deluxe Line
« on: September 17, 2014, 10:46 PM »
I wouldn't say he's more numerous only because he isn't as heavily (heh) packed as the Scout, but he's usually who you do see if you don't see the Scout.  I have a Target that he's all there is from TBS, either scale.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Deluxe Line
« on: September 17, 2014, 08:39 PM »
My Targets, 3 of them, have had at least one for a while, and Jabba forever.  Every K-Mart has the initial two they put out I believe, and TRU has some as well. 

You know you flew there just to shop.  You know it.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Recent purchases
« on: September 17, 2014, 08:38 PM »
I hate to post it in the SotDS area, since these are new scores, but I found more of the Value-Pack Vehicle sets at my more local K-Mart tonight.  Two cases worth to be exact.  I also got to see the cases fresh to see how these are coming, and it's really random.  One case had two of the same set, while another case had 3 completely different sets.

All sets share the same UPC too, so individual searching for specific ships is pretty much not gonna happen.

I'd also point out that last night's K-Mart had two sets that tonight's K-Mart didn't have at all, and both cases from last night's find were packed with 3 unique sets.  It's a crap shoot is the point.

Likewise I just got a report from a friend at an Ollie's outlet...  I hate to even mention Ollies because they're such a local thing, it's pointless to say much about it.  HOwever they have these stacked higher than an average man stands, so yeah...  They're getting a ****load more at the slightly higher $19.99 pricepoint to K-Mart's $14.99.  They've also got the AT-AP/Swamp Speeder set, and Mando Transport/Ani Fighter set which I've yet to see at a K-Mart.

Yet again given the randomness of the cases, I imagine it's quite likely you'd find those two sets at a K-Mart on any given trip just because.

IF (and it's a huge if, because you probably don't) you have an Ollie's, I'd go now.  K-Mart too, but Ollie's has stuff just in huge piles.  K-Mart I assume is only shipping a couple cases at a time to any given store.  Ollie's is a disaster (think Big Lots, but far worse) so they can dump 'em all out and it would only improve the aisle.

Speaking of Ollie's, don't be too jealous of me for reporting this.  I have 3, and they're all an hour away and I've yet to go to one because they're an hour away.  They're great if you have one near by and you KNOW something's hitting there (like this), but at an hour from me and all out in the middle of nowhere (further than I already am) 3 different directions, I can't really get to them easily at this point.

It's a cool dealio, but K-Mart is my jam on this one.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Deluxe Line
« on: September 17, 2014, 04:13 PM »
Wow that's one hell of a toy run!

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Deluxe Line
« on: September 17, 2014, 03:28 PM »
You can't find that?  They're everywhere here.  Target, K-Mart, TRU...  Not hard to find at all locally.   :-\

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