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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Rumors
« on: November 13, 2015, 11:26 PM »
An ANH Leia got announced at NYCC, correct?  So we've got all of the characters from the Trash Compactor scene accounted for.  So the figures are probably going to feature some alternate deco from the individual release, and there will probably be an alternate head sculpt for Luke.  What would really put this set over the top is if they include a Dianoga, too.  Otherwise it's going to seem like a total cash grab.

I don't know - the Cantina scene with Han and Greedo was straight re-pack.  As a fan, I want at least paint differences for each figure, but as a marketer I think they could sell just as much releasing a straight repack of Luke/Han/Chewie and a new Leia if that's the only way we can get her.  I would be surprised to see more than a cardboard diorama.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Rumors
« on: November 13, 2015, 01:12 PM »
Dropping this in the rumor thread for now...


Well, that sounds cool at first until you realize it's probably a repack Luke/Han/Chewie, but you need to get it if you want Leia in white dress.  Ish.

Looks like some figures finally got re-stocked online. I was able to order Phasma, but still no Maul.

Everything outside of Maul and grievous appears to be in stock for $24.95 each.  I have a $10 off $50 coupon, but of course, I'm $.10 short of being able to use it on two figures and would miss out on the free shipping for 3 figures by $.15.   :-\

Grabbed a Stormtrooper tonight. Thanks to Justin for the tip!

Glad you grabbed one!  I called the store this morning and there's just two left.  I have a $10 off coupon that starts today, but would need to buy two of them to use it, and not going back there a second day.  :P

I have several problems with how Disney is releasing these.

A.) Its a Monday when the vast majority of people have to work or are in school.  Make it a Saturday or Sunday to appease the majority.
B.) Its not a consistent time/process.  Grievous was first come, first served at 10am.  Trooper is a lottery at 1PM.  What will the others be?
C.) No age limit for the lottery.  The tickets should only be allocated to people paying for their own stuff so one guy can't get 3 for dragging his toddlers along.
D.) Limit of one per person until some arbitrary time.  They should raffle at 1PM, give it 15 minutes, then let people buy the remainders.  by 4:00 they had put the extras out on the floor with all the other figures and no limit. Even though...
E.) The site protects a limit of one figure per person, despite being up a day later than the in-store raffle goodness.

I totally get and even appreciate them trying to make these spread out for as many people as possible, but I'd change just about every decision they've made to enable that.  Make them one per paying customer from 10-11 on some Saturday.  Big raffle event at 11 for everyone who put their name in.  Hold another raffle or make them available without limit by 12, which is also when they should go up on the site.  Move an hour here or there to match up time zones if you need to.  Done.

In the end, I did end up with 4 of the troopers: One from the raffle, one I paid a guy $40 to go buy for me, and two from when they put out another case at around 4:00.  I was at the mall SEVERAL hours to make that happen, but I really wanted a foursome to go with Vader.  Not sure what I'll do about Vader and Fett as I really only need one of each and they've been readily available on the site the following day.

What a royal pain in the arse.  Hit Ridegdale Disney this morning to get the Imperial Stormtrooper exclusive.  I putzed around the mall for an hour and grabbed some breakfast, then got in line around 9:30 (the line consisting of one other guy).  Three more guys showed up by opening and we all raced in to get our find nothing.  The manager informed us that the raffle for the right to buy one would be from 12-1, not right at open as seemingly advertised.  Apparently for Grievous you could just walk in and buy one, but both stores in the area were holding the 12-1 drawing instead.  Awesome.  He did say the Mall of America store had a lot more than Ridgedale.

So, I went into work for a while, then zipped over to the mall to put my name in.  There were about two dozen troopers from what I can tell and maybe 15 people looking for one.  I managed to get one (Yay!), but couldn't pick up any more for me or extras for friends.  I worked remote over at the book store for a few hours, then went back and talked someone into buying me one for $40 cash (I just let him keep the change).  They still have just a few left, but limited to one per person and I Don't feel like getting another for $40. 

I get the point of the raffle, but A.) can you hold it at a less convenient time for everyone and B.) just release them for sale once everyone has had a shot at them?  I was especially impressed that they let the guy behind me buy three since he had a couple of 3 or 4 year olds with him.   ::)  I'm super excited to have this guy in hand all things considered, but what a royal pain getting there.

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.

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