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Vintage Kenner / Re: Wow - Vintage eBay Auctions
« on: June 22, 2014, 12:48 AM »
It has ended at a whopping $50,099.00.  Not bad for an auction which had a bin before of 25k! Oy!

WOW.  I just can't even imagine that.

Pass.  Any news Kubrick releases are dead to me.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Transformers
« on: June 20, 2014, 02:28 PM »
Not a fan of the hideous movie bots.  If this was a redo of the G1 figures, I would be in trouble...

Vintage Kenner / Re: Wow - Vintage eBay Auctions
« on: June 20, 2014, 02:22 PM »
This is crazy.  I'm about to buy a new car and it's going to cost me a few hundred dollars less than this figure is about to cost (and probably thousands less once it's over).

That set of unproduced Droids and Ewoks is amazing though... any idea roughly how much a set like that costs to put together?  I'm assuming they're all real?

Better up the price of your car.  Its past $30k now with over a day to go.  That's nuts.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series - 2014 Wave 3
« on: June 19, 2014, 10:01 AM »
I'm sure there's more to it than we are privy to.  It's unfortunate that they don't have a PR group interested in communication with the fandom to help us understand issues like this.  Without any information, all we can do is speculate on their assumed incompetence.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: June 19, 2014, 09:54 AM »
Yeah, nice additions!  The boots and accessories are often missing, so that's a nice find. 

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: Upcoming Black Series figures?
« on: June 17, 2014, 03:54 PM »
I like these three.  Less excited about Threepio, but will be glad to have him with R2.  Maybe later on they can release a $50 Threepio and R2 2-pack.  I just hope C3PO isn't 2 per case.   :P   Bossk will be terrific - there's tons of detail to that figure, so can't wait to see what they've sculpted.  And I really like the Han Trooper idea.  On paper it's a win for Hasbro with less sculpting/tooling and a win for collectors who get another version of a favorite character OR another stormtrooper, which is still tough to find.  I'm assuming of course that it comes with a helmet.

would they scale down the Luke to make him appropriately sized as being "a little short for a Stormtrooper"?

This please! that would be a great win for the line given the infamous "short for a stormtrooper" line.

Bounty Hunters seem to be a safe direction for this line.  I would expect that Hasbro might want to space them out for a couple of reasons:  keeping the Bounty Hunters hot in the minds of collectors, and prolonging the longevity of the line.

I hope we end up with all six bounty hunters in the line, but you never know.  The old 12" lines had them all eventually, but I don't recall any of those individual 12" lines having all six.  In the latest vintage carded assortment, I think we only got Dengar, Boba, and 4-Lom, so it's not a sure thing.  I'd actually prefer they get to them soon versus later, so if the line gets cancelled at some point I'm not stuck displaying 5/6 of the Hunt for Han scene.

The Bullpen / Re: Guardians of the Galaxy
« on: June 16, 2014, 01:46 PM »
Anybody see the GOTG Lego Set that's out now?  Groot & Rocket look incredible!

A no-brainer two pack would have been two Stormies.

How about a 3-pack of identical Boba Fett figures.  Now we're talking.  Yes, I'm being sarcastic.

Nothing distribution wise seems to work for anyone.

Do you mean people or retailers?  The Wave 4 case sure seems like it will work well, whenever it bothers to get here.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« on: June 13, 2014, 10:42 PM »
the door to the Falcon fell open

What a piece of junk!  ;D

Ha! Hahaha!  Well played.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series - 2014 Wave 3
« on: June 13, 2014, 09:03 AM »
I haven't watched the ship dates very closely, but it feels like those are always off.  Anyone track these on a regular basis? 

Modern Classifieds / Selling: Bravestar & Visionaries Figures
« on: June 12, 2014, 06:22 PM »
My neighbor grabbed these out of storage after 20 years and wants to sell them off.  Anyone have an interest in them or have any idea what they might be worth?  They're almost all sealed, including the big playset.  Never opened.  I only took one picture of the Visionaries figures, but he has 11 of them all still sealed.

Any interest/help would be much appreciated.  He's not looking to make a fortune on them, so if you're interested I'm sure I can get you a deal.  Thanks for looking...

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series - 2014 Wave 3
« on: June 12, 2014, 05:18 PM »
I bought one online for $25 and another at B&N for $25.  I also traded a vintage Stormtrooper carded for the SDCC version.  So I will be super excited to see them quickly clearanced everywhere for $10 each.  I love that they included him again as 1x in future shipments, but 3x in later cases is definitely overkill.

Wave 5 Up for Pre-Order at EE

2x Darth Vader (Episode III)
2x Luke Skywalker (Jedi Training on Dagobah)
2x Yoda (Jedi Training on Dagobah)
2x Wedge Antilles (Hoth Pilot)
1x Snowtrooper Commander
1x Toryn Farr
1x Ree-Yees
1x Jabba's Skiff Guard Sgt. Doallyn

So, the wave 4 case includes 2x of all new figures (see below).  They follow this up with 2x new Wedge, 1x new Ree-Yees, and 1x Doallyn?  Is the Vader at least new?  Someone please give me some logical rationale as to why we're getting 4 Yodas and 4 Lukes across two cases, but only one each of all new characters.   >:( That makes no sense>:(   Are these guys less desired than Toryn Farr who appears in both cases? Could they at least double up on the Snowtrooper instead of Yoda?  Unbelievable.  I swear they are purposely tanking this year to make next year's sales look even stronger.

Wave 4 Assortment for Reference...
2x Luke Skywalker (Jedi Training on Dagobah)
2x Yoda (Jedi Training on Dagobah)
2x Snowtrooper Commander
2x Toryn Farr
2x Bastilla Shan
2x Dak Ralter

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