These are now on clearance... Theoretically the Imperial Scanner sets are as well now, if you still have any. I haven't seen the box top since the early part of 2014 and I haven't seen the box bottom in a month or so as they'd dropped to $12 and I had a $3 off $20 toy coupon so I bought them.
The Ewoks are plentiful though. Like, almost Tribble plentiful.
Yeah I've not seen a 4" new figure at a Target store in eons. K-Mart and TRU usually get anything long beforehand actually. Target was the first locally to put out the 6" deluxe though and what new reset they've done with the 2014 packaging look.
Still yet to see one of those big X-Wings and I'm apparently the only guy not whining about them.
There have been other Vader's that the head popped off. I'm going to wait till I get one myself to see if it's a wave-wide issue or just one here and there. I have a Snowtrooper Cmdr that the hand stays on pretty good... It's maybe not every figure, so we'll see.
The Cod Piece I'm happy to see is back to being separate. It looks better that way.
I actually am a little miffed at how they did the cape chain if anything bothers me with this one. I guess everyone's different in what annoys them.
Prices were the status quo here, a store that's done the resets, but that's just my own store.
I am in the camp that further price hikes are a real nut punch from Hasbro, if it's Hasbro, but K-Mart reset and the prices were all the SDCC listed ones. Guess this might just be SOME Targets testing the waters? Target's a weird duck.
I think a hike in price is equally a kick in the dick for the 5POA or the Black Series stuff... 5POA is supposed to be the affordable thing, the paint apps have been so-so but kind of expected. Black Series (and the collector line in general) has already seemingly priced itself out of the realm of "casual purchase" territory and anything further is damaging. Also Hasbro's clearly made cutbacks in quality where they can on any given figure, and paint apps are down across the board on the TBS 4" line. Any price hike is pretty devastating to something that's struggling and has been since really 2012.
It's the topic of the day. The sky isn't falling yet though.
See lotsa free shipping though, which is good, but really is only good if the prices were matching BBTS. They kinda wipe each other out I guess, and my Pile O Loot will negate the free shipping at EE further.
Option for future orders though maybe, if I'm getting more than a few things.
I never personally looked at the possibility of one battle wiping out a "galactic empire". EU aside it still is likely the war would've dragged on. Han even says there are plenty of command ships when mentioning Vader on the Executor comes up but the executor is the only SSD at Endor.
The EU took the angle that the empire becomes fragmented but I'd think its possible it could actually rally and be stronger as a fighting force.
The way the movies end everyone's just all giddy and everything is wrapped up nice and neat. I always looked at the various SE scenes at the end of Jedi as, at the very least, spread over a Lon period of time as the planets were liberated or the majority revolted. I'd think there are ample systems not happy at the outcome though.
Yakface posted a bunch of pics to twitter from a book found at TRU for Rebs and there are some interesting images. Namely a guy from a ride at a resort. It makes me hope we will see his vehicle in the show.