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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: January 6, 2016, 07:17 PM »
Honestly I never got the appeal of Avatar.  It was horrible.  I was so glad I never paid to see it in a theater.  I almost did, and bought into the hype at the time.  When I finally did see it, good lord.

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I can't honestly think of any retailer that wouldn't garner some kind of complaining.

I love EE, but seriously they're going to charge more and that's going to raise dander.  Or they'll be highly limited.  Or they'll force you to buy by the case including repacks. 

Amazon...  They'll put stickers on the boxes and people will bitch.  Or they'll charge too much.  Or they'll charge too much then drop the price and people will bitch they did that then.

Target...  DPCI trick will get used, stores get cleared out, individual UPC's won't be used and people will bitch there's held up replenishment because of the DPCI, blah blah blah.

TRU...  Price, availability, stockroom scalpers, whatever...

The point I am making here, is nobody would do this perfectly and Hasbro Toy Shop is NEVER an option.  If it were Hasbro would've used it by now I'm afraid.  They don't.  I'm sure they have a good reason for that.

Hasbro heard NOTHING but complaining that there was only 5POA.  Then they put out a SA 3.75" line for collectors, but it is exclusive for a variety of reasons.  They then hear about how that's stupid and blah blah blah... 

There is no "win" here.  The only "win" is that there's some SA main characters for the 3.75" line, and that makes me happy as a guy who isn't into 5POA and really only wanted SA or near SA with the line.

I got Poe out last night, and opened him, and he was a blast.  I had fun posing him, and loosening up his joints carefully, and getting him all cool looking and hanging out with some X-Wing pilots...  I had fun.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Black Series Rumors
« on: January 6, 2016, 06:53 PM »
I can't believe stan is still around and people still believe his ****...

This...  This this this this this this this, ******* this.

STOP LISTENING TO STAN, REBELSCUM!  DO THE COLLECTING WORLD A ******* FAVOR!

Here, I'm looking into my crystal ballsack as we speak.  I foresee in my balls that we'll get an unmasked Kylo Renn!!!!  OOOOoooooo  mystical!  I also foresee us getting another figure of Rey.  And BB8 too!  Ooooo!

A whole new generation of suckers to get pulled in.

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Maybe it still will be?  Just not anytime soon it seems.

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Yeah.  Sounds like it was something that was planned, but didn't happen then.  I couldn't quite recall where that said that, but knew I'd read it somewhere, at some point. 

I had Wave 1 out on Force Friday here, and they sold oddly well, but then another shipment hit and sorta sold steadily but then hit a stagnant point and then blew out on the weekend TFA released ultimately.  They got TONS of both shipments of wave 1 in too.  I don't recall those ever being available online either were they?  Nobody was really looking for them though either so maybe they were and just nobody cared?  I watched the wave 2/3 like a hawk online just incase, but yeah. 

Oh well...  They're out anyway.  Could be worse, in that there could be no SA figures for the line at all I suppose.  I can't think of anything besides Amazon that would've gotten them out "easily" though.  :(  And who knows what they'd have cost I guess.

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Yeah, at this point I think Zuvio must've had a huge role and got edited out.  Poor dude.

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There was rumor, at one time iirc, that these were specifically to be put up for pre-order...  But with WM, I doubt that was ever much more than a rumor without much truth to it. 

And to be fair to WM, they're getting out.  They're just selling fast.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. - by Boss Fight Studios
« on: January 4, 2016, 08:16 PM »
I think it's getting close.  I don't keep super close tabs. 

Marauder's line of soldiers is shipping as my brother's arrived at my house (safer place to get stuff shipped to) and it looks insanely cool.  Wish there was a line of "tag along" Star Wars guys like this.  :-X  Like generic dudes you just add stuff too.

I like SW style articulation better over Joe style, but those Marauder guys look cool.

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ALL super articulated:

1 ) Poe in Resistance outfit (be cool to have a 2nd head with "torture damage" too).
2 ) Snowtrooper
3 ) First Order Officer (generic guy...  the lieutenant who was going to bail on his post?)
4 ) Rey Resistance/Finale
5 ) Luke Exile
6 ) Han Friggin' Solo (able to be impaled would be neat?)
7 ) General Organa (general duds, not that stupid outfit at the end)
8 ) Fat X-Wing Guy
9 ) X-Wing Chick
10) Captain Phasma (No garbage muck)

I could pick out so much more.

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As soon as the movie hit, just as I was figuring, even the 2nd round of wave 1 was gone in NO time.  And the repacked wave 1's in Wave 2/3 are gone too.  I think my store's down to one Luke, and the other nearby store has nothing left.  Hopefully brisk sales means more stuff.

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Yeah I'm with Nick on this...  I remember all the incessant bitching on those Wave 1 figures, and I said at the time to just wait and see...  And here, Wave 1 sold out, twice, by the movie's release.  Wave 1 carry overs and the Han are all also selling.  They weren't a hindrance at all...  Hell, all it took was the movie releasing to blow out all the Chewbaccas my nearest WM had, and it had a lot (this particular store got in a TON of Wave 1, twice).

Case packs...  Can be argued all day long as to the why's, and Hasbro has said it's getting increasingly difficult to do 3.75" SA for a justifiable price...  I don't have much reason to disbelieve this, personally, but whatever.

I think it's kinda ****** of WM to not offer them online.  Exclusives are a pain, we all agree there.  WM surely isn't handling any of theirs with much skill it seems.  Look at the BF Trooper for instance.  The X-Wing too.  Bad place for these to land, but not many others would've handled it well either.

And if Amazon got them we'd have unending bitching/"news" about them being damaged in shipping, if TRU got them we'd have unending bitching/"news" about the price or stock boys "scalping" them...  Target it'd be price and people bitching about the DPCI trick selling out of all the good stuff, and blah blah blah... 

I have seen all of them now in person (still don't have some of wv3 though for myself) and I have to say, I just hope there's still TFA SA 3.75" figures to buy because that's all I want and get truly excited about to collect that has Star Wars slapped on it.

I'm not happy I can't walk into a store and find these, or order them online and avoid hassle too though.  Ideally WM would put these up for pre-order, but they're not a collectible shop.  And EE doesn't potentially have the buying power to support a continuing assortment of exclusive action figures like we want.  Consider these designer toy lines out there, which put out limited stuff over long periods of time, and for considerable price.  $14-ish sucks as it is to most people, so just imagine the same toy for $20.  :-X

But hey, this is an old argument at this point.  I just hope I get more stuff. :)

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I'd be fine with any/all, but my wishes would be SA Han, Poe in Resistance duds, and a new FO character (any character, but Snowie would work for me).

Anything else though...  I'd probably not complain.  Rey in her costume from the end isn't real high on my list, nor would a Chewbacca TFA be, but yeah whatever.  I just am enjoying what they have done enough that I don't want the party to stop.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines - by Hiya Toy
« on: January 3, 2016, 05:09 PM »
Hiya have now pictured Hudson all painte up and stuff.  These have been now pushed to Q1 2016 which was expected.  I guess paint issues and an issue with accessories is the hold-up.  Either way I'm ok waiting if the quality is there.  I really want 2 loaders but one for now will suffice.  I'd like a few of each colonial marine too.  So far Hicks, Hudson (game over man!  Game over!) and a guy from Aliens: Colonial Marines are coming so that's a nice mix.  I'm really hopin they sneak in Bishop and Ripley...  Some steady gun grunts would be nice, especially Vasquez. 

If the loader sells, perhaps they'll try the apc? :x one can hope!

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The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Jungle/Space/Snow/Desert Line
« on: January 1, 2016, 05:21 PM »
I was surprised by the actual lack of variation in the vehicles... there's TIE's and X-Wings, and they're on a mission that's heavy on bombing, but no Y-Wings?  I was hoping for an A-Wing too...

Yeah, it's too bad there were no A-Wings or Y-Wings for them to turn into toys.  Now we won't be able to bitch about how ridiculous it is they are charging us $40 for an A-Wing or $90 for a Y-Wing.  :P

Hah this is what I was thinking.

I would've liked to have seen AWings but the Y-Wing was relatively antiquated by Endor so 30 years on, short of a new model ala the XWing, meh.  BWings sort of supplanted YWings too though larger so not good for your all-too-common trench runs. :)

I'd have been into a new design fighter even.  Or the infamous QWing!

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Acid Rain - by Ori Toy
« on: December 31, 2015, 07:10 PM »
I've seen a good bit more of late on Instagram, out of an asian show...  More worker/civilian type figures, 3 Laurels (a Hiroshima specific one and one from maybe Tokyo?  Both with their own tools, and it looks like their own pilots as well).

Also a MkI Speeder variant, Sand with what look like large water-cooled machine guns...  While that's all neat and stuff, the MkI Speeder is, without a doubt, my least liked item they've made.  It's like $90, and it's TINY by comparison to every other piece, and has the least amount of movable parts.  Also the figure it comes with is very glossy compared to others.  It's easily their worst piece for the price.  It's neat in a way, but has more flaws than others and the least value any of them delivers.

Here is a link to it: https://twitter.com/jesse_james77/status/683047309341425664

So a "variant" is far less interesting to me.  It's gonna cost the same or more I'd assume.  I knew this was coming, just not as interesting as the Laurel Worker variations which are numerous.

Also the Flak Bike has re-emerged, with the trailer, and pumpkins.  Again, I don't get why the Flak Bike has a trailer, and pumpkins, but I like all of it.  It's gonna cost though, I can see it coming.  It's a fair size, it transforms in what looks to be a complex manner, and the treads are all 3 individual linked tracks and stuff.  That one's gonna hurt and I was wanting a few.  :-X :-[

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