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However, I do not get the allure of blind boxing these.  Does it somehow save big dollars on packaging costs so they can be offered for lots less?  Do people like the excitement of opening something when they aren't sure what is inside?

It is fairly common in Asia from what I've read, so consumers have come to expect it.   Given the wacky game shows that we often see coming out of those markets, I get the sense that their culture is more into gambling or games than most.  But I think its less about the consumer and more bout the manufacturer.  If you're trying to buy a dozen figures and have to buy 18 packs (or more) to get them all, there's a nice chunk of  incremental sales that wouldn't have happened with clear packaging.  That probably more than makes up for people who quite the line out of frustration.  They're counting more on the very loyal buyers and impulse purchases than the middle-ground of consumers, whereas we tend to do the opposite in the US.  Honestly, I bet Hasbro would sell more product here if they switched to blind box star wars.  Retailers probably like it too, as its more sales for them and the inventory probably clears out faster as consumers have the chance to get something they want in every package. 

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2013-14
« on: April 30, 2014, 04:49 PM »
I figured out that the Wild have lost 2 of their 3 games when I've been watching and the third loss I tuned in frequently to check the scores.  Conversely, I have yet to see them win a game in the playoffs.  Do I watch the game and take the chance that I really do have universal power over destiny and fate?

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series - 2014 Wave 1
« on: April 30, 2014, 04:45 PM »
No problem! 

I just went back to the page to grab the link to post here to save people time and it's already back up to $39.69.

Lame.

Wow, that's a price increase of about $3.50 per hour.  At that rate, I'm going to hold onto mine for 6 months then sell him and retire.

Arrived today and he looks terrific.  No screwy paint jobs or mustard/ketchup defects, though I haven't popped open the package yet.

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: April 30, 2014, 04:43 PM »
That's not a bad deal at all.  You could probably piece together most of what you need from other parts or the POTF2 version like you said.  I'd call that a win. 

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: April 30, 2014, 01:08 AM »
Nice grabs Jesse!  Is the Canadian EV the same as the US one except for the box?  Those snowtroopers look right out of the shell.

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Recent Purchases
« on: April 27, 2014, 02:06 PM »
Black Series 6" figures are on sale this week at TRU for $13

Wow!  That's a crazy markdown. I hope they get some later waves in to make it worthwhile.

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2013-14
« on: April 27, 2014, 08:11 AM »
That Wild game last night was a joke.  No holding call followed immediately by no offside call and a (shocker) Avs goal to send the game into overtime.  Anyone who doesn't believe the refs can control the outcome of a game needs to watch the last two minutes of Avs vs. Wild Game 5.  Ridiculous.

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Recent Purchases
« on: April 27, 2014, 08:06 AM »
Snagged Boba Fett at the super-shady K-Mart across town today, still on sale for $17.59 too.  :)

Nice score!  HAve yet to see him in the wild.

My 6" Stormie from Amazon is on the way.  Hope I get a solid paint job...

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Transformers
« on: April 27, 2014, 08:05 AM »
Wow. Not big on third party stuff, but damn that's neat. And I guess it's time I joined up at tfw2005.  ;D

Be careful over there.  Lots of good guys, but also plenty of fanatics.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Transformers
« on: April 26, 2014, 10:19 AM »
I'm not sold on Magnus yet, but I'm liking him more and more.  This is the guy that everyone's talking about on the boards though...

Jetfire

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: April 25, 2014, 10:38 PM »
I'm personally disappointed by this move.  I always viewed Star Wars as a level better than other universes because of the work that went into maintaining the continuity across generations of stories.  I think they could have found several EU stories to adapt, and it would have still felt new for the masses.

This said, I plan to view this the same way I view walking dead.  There's an awesome comic universe and a cool alternate TV universe.  I like both and its equally cool to see the differences and parallels.  I will view post ROTJ the same way. 

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Star Wars Universe / Re: Disney to Purge Select EU
« on: April 25, 2014, 02:14 PM »
Lucasfilm finally confirms it - the existing post-ROTJ EU is out

They're not discarding it completely, it'll live on as an "alternate universe" type thing under the Star Wars Legends branding.

I wonder what their position is on the pre TPM EU is?  Are things like Old Republic considered canon?

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2013-14
« on: April 25, 2014, 07:55 AM »
I'm just happy to see the series tied up again.  I feel a lot better about their chances at 2-2 than I did at 0-2.

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12" Figures / Re: Disney Exclusive 12" Electronic Figures
« on: April 24, 2014, 03:54 PM »
Luke is about 12", Han is about 12.75", Fett is 13", Vader is 14" and Chewie is 15".

How well do they fit in with old Hasbro 12" or Sideshow figures?  What did you think of the electronics? 

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series - 2014 Wave 1
« on: April 24, 2014, 03:52 PM »
No problem! 

I just went back to the page to grab the link to post here to save people time and it's already back up to $39.69.

Lame.

Wow, that's a price increase of about $3.50 per hour.  At that rate, I'm going to hold onto mine for 6 months then sell him and retire.

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