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Looks like something is afoot as the pics aren't there.

Saw 'em earlier...  Cool looking figures.  6" guys get all the love. :)  These looked really good I thought.

Rogue One / Re: The Playset Thread
« on: August 3, 2016, 09:41 PM »
Yup, it sounds like at least someone at Hasbro has them on their radar...  I only hope people buy them if (when?) they come to fruition.  If they're hallways, I'll be shocked. :P

Rogue One / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2016
« on: August 3, 2016, 09:40 PM »
Yeah, Ant did a really good interview on pretty short-notice...  There weren't really scheduled Q&A's, and you mostly just had to step in and ask if you could ask some stuff...  kind of.  So Ant did, and did a smashing job I thought.

I caught someone (Dave I think) asking about 6" stands so I passed that along to him if he could squeeze it in since he asked here about it.

The finale with the playsets was interesting though...  At least someone there wants to do it, and he lays out the hurdles on it of course, and this stuff is all ignored by many collectors it seems, and I still maintain whatever they do will be met with incessant bitching about it regardless, but hey it was asked and it was answered and it doesn't get much better than that. :P

It's also nice to hear them, directly, addressing 3.75" SA...  not a lot said, but it sounds like a lot more is coming between this and the Forbes Article brought up.  I'm anxious to hear what this SA future is...  and hoping it's easier to get than the SA present is because, well, holy **** this current situation is frustrating.

I'm especially anxious because of Rogue One being set in the OT, and while I liked SA TFA figures when I got them, I gotta say, it's hollow compared to OT era stuff to me for some reason, haha.

Problem with those would be cost of resin...  Bulk = $ unfortunately.  Not to say it can't happen.   I know a guy who makes 1/18 resin armor from WWII, but people balk at the prices.  A Wampa cave would be interesting to try and mold.  Hmmm.

The pyre would be easier I'd think...  I can already envision a lighting mechanism actually.

1:6 Scale Figures and Collectibles / Re: 1/6 Sideshow Dengar
« on: August 1, 2016, 11:18 PM »
They DID put out "revised" versions I thought?  So technically you could get them and they are slightly different I guess, but I don't know what exactly is different.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Recent purchases
« on: August 1, 2016, 09:12 PM »
Besides my WM Wv4 find, I was at the local mall where there's a collector/sports memorabilia store, and they had marked down their front rack of SW figures.  He buys a lot by the case, and this is a rack I always watch for "deals".  $6 Dak, and 2 $6 Dutch figures...  Not shabby for that money.  3 good army builder pilots to swap heads with.  Dutch's noggin fits multiple figures, and vice versa.  He makes a cool Death Star Trooper actually.

Left some I may go back for actually.

Likewise another store I frequent had some loose POTF2 stuff for super cheap.  $5 ships and stuff.  Hey, why not?

So in another instance of my area apparently being the actual ass-end of distribution, this wave FINALLY started to hit here with some kind of regularity/frequency.  This isn't to say #s are good, and one dude was walking out with pretty much all of it when I popped into Wal-Mart on Sunday afternoon (Seriously...  I think I embarrassed him because he scurried off and forgot a couple), but hey I was just a minute too late.  Oh well.

A local buddy picked me up Phasma though, so I'm actually caught up on these...  It feels good.  It won't be that way long, I feel sure, but it's cool for now.

I have an extra Han for customizing, an extra Phasma for the same thing, and one of the figures that guy left was a Leia so I got her just incase her paint is slightly less offensive. 

Oh and he dropped a FO Stormie, and even at $13 I can't pass that up.

I did leave a Rey he left behind...  Felt weird.  She barely hit around here and is one of the best figures of this WM exclusive series.  She's really quite perfect.

Anyway, just enjoying new toys.  Been a while...  well, been a while for Star Wars anyway.  :-X

Have a handful of 5POA I want, but I'm not going out of my way to get.  Maskless Kylo, Stormie Squd Leader, Nein Numbnuts, Ackbar's flappin' Canadian head, and Tassu Leach. *shrugs*  I think I want Kylo only to swap his head onto a better Kylo figure even.  Same with that Stormtrooper...  More want him for the gear than the figure.  :-\

I dig the flag too but the melty helmet, that's just cool on a different level.  I liked when the 501st Stormtroopers got that Imperial flag too.  I like that goofy stuff.  Sometimes more than the figure it comes with.  :-\

Rogue One / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2016
« on: July 28, 2016, 12:56 AM »
The last of the pictures have been uploaded that Darth_Anton snapped for us at the show...

Literally hundreds of pics to browse through.  Thanks so much Anthony!

I felt like this show had a little more for everyone at it than past shows...  Hasbro wasn't afraid to talk about things quite as much too.  It's weird how this just felt like a better SDCC than the last few have been.

Make sure you head over and browse.  There's a lot to look through, haha.  Trust me, I had to edit all of it. :P

Well she's hot, I can say that. :P

I'm shocked they cranked out 3 exclusives at SDCC.  I'm wondering if Jyn's going to be any different when released to  stores?  Maybe no head wrap thing?  Hmmm.

Hasbro said the melty Vader helmet was incredibly difficult to do and scan...  This looks like they did a pretty damn good job with it though.  Hats off to them!

For me it's always the little things that set their work apart when they're on point like this.

The likeness is definitely an amazing one.  They really went above/beyond on this set I felt.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
« on: July 26, 2016, 11:08 PM »
We'll have a brief write-up from Darth_Anton at SDCC regarding the Aliens APC they're working on...  The enthusiasm the company's representatives showed, and the way they engaged fans visiting their booth, is impressive.  Stay tuned for it to be posted to the front page later this week!

Rogue One / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2016
« on: July 26, 2016, 10:56 PM »
There's more updates coming to our image galleries... 

As I've said in past years, I really want to thank Darth_Anton for his hard work on this.  Plus, Anton got a Q&A in with Hasbro and they were pretty candid on some topics this year.  3.75" SA is far from dead to them, I'll say that.  But you'll have to stay tuned for the REST they were willing to share. ;)

But Anthony takes a TON of time out of his OWN time at this show, which is big, difficult to navigate, and increasingly complex to get into year in and year out.  He tries to help everyone get exclusives they want, me included on that list, and he's generous with his time and takes incredible photography (and even takes it in such a way I have minimal editing work to do!  Thank you for that!!!!!  lol).

He hits up everything we hope our fans/readers are interested in, and does his best even when the subject matter isn't up his alley.  He engages Hasbro professionally and respectfully, but asks them things that maybe are uncomfortable topics.  He's a great friend to have cover this show for us every year.

Again, keep your eyes on our galleries.  More updates incoming.  Between all our work and life schedules it's not always easy to do things quickly, but things are getting posted and we're happy to have the show covered once again! :)

You won't be disappointed.  The Skeleton is still a bit of an action figure marvel to me.  So intricately well done/designed.  I'm amazed they squeezed out the articulation they did.

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