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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Sales/Discounts thread
« on: January 11, 2015, 09:49 AM »
Check out Amazon for some low prices on Black Series stuff.

Toryn Farr $2.55
Yoda $4.61
Anakin $5.85
6" Jabba $17
6" Scout Trooper $25

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Re: Black Series Rumors
« on: January 11, 2015, 09:47 AM »
I don't know what anyone is bitching about...figures are still $9.99 at ShopKo

LOL!  Sadly, not everyone has a Shopko Ghetto in their market.  The increase at retail blows, but this happens almost every year guys.  We see a big increase in the Spring, then prices soften a bit as we get into the Summer.  If the figures are $10, they raise them to $12 and people get angry and upset for a while.  There are no figures to buy though, so it doesn't really impact anyone.  Then by end of Spring, prices come down to $11 and everyone starts thinking that's a pretty good deal vs. $12, so they effectively raise the price with most people feeling good about it. 

I still buy some figures at retail, but like most I've switched over to online prices.  You can get good deals on full cases through a lot of sites or just wait for the eventual TRU BOGOs or price drops on HTS or Amazon.  I hit Amazon this morning and scooped up a few Yodas for $4 and Toryns for $2.67.  If you can get a few figures at those prices, then pay $12-14 on others, you're still netting out at less than $10 per figure.  Honestly, I can't remember the last time I saw a new basic figure I wanted to buy at retail anyway.  I'm down to mainly just buying 6" there.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Re: Black Series Rumors
« on: January 11, 2015, 09:39 AM »
I think this is the case.  When I lived in Minneapolis (Target's HQ), Target were in abundance and in competition with each other, so sometimes one store would have higher prices than another. 

That's actually not true.  There are three national price tiers that Target uses.  There is a base national price, a lower price for proximity to Walmart stores (I don't know how close they have to be), and a set of testing stores where they mark items at a higher price then compare sales rates to the national base price stores.  So you might see a base price of $10.99, a WM competitive price of $9.99, and a price test store with a price of $11.99 for stores all in one market.  That said, I don't think individual stores ever manually set their own pricing just to compete with the Target down the street, though it is obviously possible to override pricing for an individual store as we saw with the legendary Knollwood sale.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Kenner ROTJ Greedo made in Spain value?
« on: January 8, 2015, 02:46 AM »
I have a Kenner carded ROTJ 77 A back Greedo that was made in Spain, does this change the value?. I bought it AFAed cheap a few years ago, just wondering if they are like the Made in Mexico ones.

It's probably worth a little more than the standard US version, but not a lot.  Check Ebay completed auctions for prices.  He's probably in the $50-60 range on his own, but people crazy amounts more for AFA stuff, so who knows.  My experience with vintage is that the figure variations determine the value, not so much the minor card variations.  Tri-logo Greedo inside is almost identical to the US release, so not a huge demand for him versus some of the differentiated stuff that was produced outside the US.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: January 8, 2015, 02:36 AM »
Nice addition Jesse.  Anything different about the Canadian version besides the box?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Super Hero/Comic Book Movies
« on: January 7, 2015, 02:46 AM »
Marvel’s Ant-Man Delivers a Trailer to Astonish!

I have to admit, I was pretty skeptical that they could pull off an Ant-Man solo movie, but that looks pretty good so far.  It's weird that they're going with Scott Lang as the hero and Hank Pym as the inventor, but it's an interesting take.  Hayley Atwell is supposedly in the film reprising her Peggy Carter role, so maybe Douglas/Pym is the original Ant-Man from an earlier age (WWII tie to Cap?), but now wants to pass the mantle on to Lang.  Only thing I don't like so far is the casting credit of Evangeline Lilly as "Hope" Van Dyne...what was wrong with Janet?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything eBay! Scams, questions, etc...
« on: January 5, 2015, 12:27 PM »
My contact with ebay was a phone call in this case. The guy just didn't tell me much more than "he would pass it on to "violations" and the seller would be banned if they found evidence of shill bidding".

Yeah, that definitely sounds like a "Sure buddy, we'll be looking into it.  Don't hold your breath."  Too bad.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Movie Thread
« on: January 5, 2015, 12:21 PM »
ScarJo to star in Ghost in the Shell live action film

Not really familiar with the franchise, but sounds watchable.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything eBay! Scams, questions, etc...
« on: January 4, 2015, 04:51 PM »
I would be emailing every few days.  Be the squeaky wheel...

Kubricks / Re: Deluxe Series 2 - Hoth
« on: January 3, 2015, 03:05 PM »

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: January 1, 2015, 06:20 PM »
Is it just me or does her head and face look too big for her body?

Bobble Head.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything eBay! Scams, questions, etc...
« on: December 30, 2014, 08:07 PM »
That's pretty shady.  Keep us posted and good luck Nick!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: December 30, 2014, 07:37 PM »

The Bullpen / Re: LEGO Makes Theirs Marvel
« on: December 23, 2014, 10:30 PM »
I was trying to track down a Star Wars Advent Calendar at TRU last night and they had a whole case of these. I bought three, one to open, one for my polybag collection and an extra in case anyone here needed one.

Nice score.  I think Dave is still looking for one.

Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: December 23, 2014, 10:18 PM »
Aliens is what I was most hoping for.  I might grab the A-Team as well, and BTiLC Kurt Russell might have to come with them.  Not overly excited about any of the rest.

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