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Terrible move making Finn the carryover from wave 1, as there were dozens of Finns on the shelf.

A-yep.  An extra Phasma, Stormtrooper, Guavian, Kylo, even Rey is tough to find.  But let's make more of the really generic looking guy that no one is buying.  Awesome.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: The Force Awakens Trailers
« on: November 9, 2015, 04:50 PM »
These last two have possible spoiled something.  Not exactly the how of it, but the fact about something.

I have a pretty good idea of what you're talking about.  I didn't get that exclusively from watching the trailers though.  I think even the people trying to remain spoiler free will not be entirely surprised.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Disneyland!
« on: November 9, 2015, 04:41 PM »
We all knew it was coming, but Disney officially announced it today: Star Wars Weekends is a thing of the past. :(

I am excited for all of the new Star Wars attractions, but I am SO glad we went last year!

Vintage Kenner / Re: Vintage Carded Figure Restoration
« on: November 6, 2015, 04:47 PM »
Well, unfortunately there are additional little yellow pieces not included in my picture.  Even with the tape, there will be chunks of plastic missing from the bubble, which has me feeling like it's really going to look like crap trying to piece it back together.  I am leaning towards the bubble replacement.  Anyone have any tips on how to get the rest of the bubble that is still attached to the card peeled off without further damaging the card?  I thought about just throwing the card on the ground several more times, but that probably wouldn't end well.  I ordered a replacement bubble and have some good glue to use if I can get the old one off. 

I'm with you in wanting to buy a lot of these, but not all.  I would have avoided the prequel figs all together, but Grievous is a really cool looking figure.  I skipped Anakin, Maul, & Finn so far.  My bigger concern is the lottery for Fett, Vader, and Stormtrooper.  I already had to buy Grievous off Ebay for more than double the retail.   >:(

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Gaming System Recommendations?
« on: November 6, 2015, 02:43 PM »
Is anyone aware of any differences as it relates to Star Wars Disney Infinities?  Or are they essentially the same on all consoles?

I think that stuff is pretty standard these days, so you're getting pretty much the same product no matter what system you're playing on.  There are some games that are specific to the platform, meaning you can't play them without that console.  Games like Final Fantasy are only on PS, while I think Halo & Titanfall are XBox only.  My kids are still too young for any of that, but if you're thinking of eventually targeting one of those exclusive  titles that might help sway your decision. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything eBay! Scams, questions, etc...
« on: November 6, 2015, 02:39 PM »
Like Dave said, I think it's pretty random.  I made an offer to a guy on Ebay a month ago for 20% below his asking price.  He sent back a note chewing me out for lowballing and told me never to bid on any of his auctions.  Done.

I found Zuvio and Guavian at a Target in Minneapolis, but no sign of Poe or Phasma.  Anyone know what wave Hux is shipping with? I keep coming across pictures of him, but I don't think he's in the wave 2 case.

Head's up - my delivery estimate for this order was bumped up from 12/2 to 11/10, so these look to be shipping in the next few days.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything eBay! Scams, questions, etc...
« on: November 5, 2015, 10:28 AM »
I use the make an offer option on Ebay (buying) fairly often.  Most sellers using that will put up a slightly higher than average sell price, then have a threshold they're willing to sell at.  In your case, a $10 item for $5 is 50% off what he's asking, so that's a lot to ask in my opinion.  Think about it from his end - is it even worth the hassle of shipping an item out if you're just getting $10 for it?  I tend to use it for bigger ticket items.  I got both my vintage palitoy droid factories using BIN - there's a lot more wiggle room on items selling >$100.  I also recently used it for the Disney elite Grievous figure, since I didn't get to the store and was too late to get one online.  A seller had it listed for $80 along with some exclusive Disney trading cards.  I offered $65 including shipping, which is still a lot higher than I wanted to pay, and she agreed to that.  It's really useful IMO, but not on lower ticket stuff.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: November 4, 2015, 11:54 PM »
I really liked it.  Good back story and we needed n explanation of how Morgan went from nutso to ninja.  This follows to really kickbutt episodes, so bound to be a bit of a letdown for people, but I still enjoyed it.  My only complaint is that I think they are overselling the "Morgan isn't a killer anymore and it's going to come back to bite someone" plot.  We already got that from the Wolves escaping to attack the town and then later attacking Rick.  Hopefully they get the whole group story back together in future episodes.

So, I broke down and bought one of these off Ebay for $65 shipped.  Way more than I wanted to spend, but I called Disney and they confirmed that they would NOT be getting more stock of these limited release figures.  Makes me all the more worried for OTC figures like Fett and Stormtrooper. 

The auction included a few dozen "vintage style" Force Awakens trading cards that Disney was apparently giving out with these.  Anyone get these or know how many there are?  I can post a few pics if people want to see them.  My collector's math assured me that $65 was a bargain with these cards included.   ;)

Thanks! I am hoping to pick one up at Target with that 25% off coupon...too good a deal to pass up.

Available online now with store pick-up!

Vintage Kenner / Re: Vintage Carded Figure Restoration
« on: November 2, 2015, 02:26 PM »
How did that happen?  Your wall of vintage figures are all in clamshells.  Did he drop the clamshell and the bubble still busted?

I store all my vintage figures in UV protected acrylic cases.  There's no air, dust, or bugs getting to these and they could probably withstand being manhandled or stepped on.  That said, Vader was about 5ft up on the shelf and I'm guessing that he opened or closed the door too quickly and caused it to fall.  I even have carpet on the floor, which protected the acrylic case, but the force of Vader slamming into a 35 year old yellowing bubble was just too much.   :'(  I was pretty grumpy all weekend.

I looked at replacement POTF Vaders and they are crazy expensive.  I think I've sold myself on getting a replacement bubble, trying to remove the old one and "re-card" it.  It's the cheapest solution and the only one that let's me keep this signed card on display.  Sam felt terrible and apologized throughout the weekend.  He wrote me a really nice apology about what he did wrong and what he should have done differently, and then tossed in $5 to help me buy a new one.  Pretty sweet for a 9 year old, and honestly I think any of us could have knocked the figure down.  He's grounded from video games for a week for going in without permission and not telling me right away, but not for breaking the figure. 

Vintage Kenner / Vintage Carded Figure Restoration
« on: October 31, 2015, 10:25 AM »
So my son went into my SW room last night to show the babysitter and this happened.

It's a signed POTF Vader, so not really something I can replace.  Luckily I bought it signed, so it doesn't have some amazing memory tied to it.  Any suggestions on what to do with it now?  I thought about just just taping it up, but not excited about how that will look.  I could open it, but I dont really display the cards ex figures or collect the loose coins.  I could try to sell it damaged, but not sure if it's worth anything at this point.  Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated in my time of mourning.

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