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Well said Nick.  I did the same thing with these.  Ended up trading some of my wave 3 with Indysolo for wave 2 figures he found.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything eBay! Scams, questions, etc...
« on: January 7, 2016, 01:39 PM »
I would be pretty suspicious if the figures were damaged in shipment.  Either a tank rolled over the box or he's trying to pull a fast one.  Did you look at his buyer history?  I wonder if there's any evidence of him doing something similar in the past.  It's probably not a bad idea to snap a picture of stuff as you box it up just as evidence, though I never remember to do that.

I've yet to see one in a Walgreens

Well that's great for some, but ten trips to Walmart for me is like fifteen hours in the car.   Not happening... The fact that they don't put them online after saying that they will makes me less likely to favorably consider Walmart for other things at times when I'm maybe in an area that has a store.

So you're not going to make any trips to Walmart to look for these because they're so far away.  But those rare times when you are near a Walmart and might need something else they carry and may have stopped in, well now you may be less likely to do so.  I feel like they're going to be okay with that. 

Hall of Justice / Re: LEGO Does the DC Universe
« on: January 6, 2016, 10:56 PM »
Saw this on Twitter, not sure if this is old or new news...  it's awesome though!

Batman Classic TV Series Batcave set

Images removed.  :(

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything eBay! Scams, questions, etc...
« on: January 6, 2016, 10:51 PM »
That sucks.  Did you get insurance from the post on your package?  You might be able to get them to at least pay the return postage if the shipping caused the "damage."

My point was that Walmart (or any other retailer) isn't signing up for these exclusives just to sell the items themselves.  They could care less about you and your ability to easily get these through a nearby store or online.  The strategy is to to use these sales to drive traffic (online or in store) in the hopes that shoppers scoop up a bunch of other stuff in addition to the exclusive figure. I think that's far more likely to happen via in-store purchase than online, so there's plenty of rationale  for not putting them on the website from their end.

I feel for people that can't easily get to a WM and are frustrated that they're not available online, especially after WM stated they would be.  But people also need to realize that retailers don't care about making sure you get your figure for your collection.  Walmart can't seem to keep even the repacks on the pegs, so the smarter decision is to make sure stores have ample supply before making them available online.

Clearly "saying" and "doing" are two very different things at Walmart.   ;)

I think it might be Snowtrooper Commander, Chewie, and Han.  Chewie could be the "secondary" hero with added greys and snow aps, while Han (in Blue coat) could be considered a "sidekick" of the other heroes.  Then the figures would all fit together as a Starkiller wave. 

I hear people on wanting to order these online, but that's not why Walmart signed up for an exclusive.  They want you go into the store to buy these and hopefully buy something else.  That's one of the big draws of having an exclusive. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: TeeFury
« on: January 3, 2016, 11:42 AM »
The holidays were bad last year too.  If you want a cool shirt and don't care when it arrives, Teefury is the way to go, but don't order if you have a timeline to meet.

Awesome surprise today when my Christmas present from a friend was an Elite Boba Fett he found while in Rome. Apparently they had a whole bunch of it. Silly Europeans.

Wow!  That is awesome!  Did he know you missed out on it?  Didn't even know they had these overseas.  Congrats!

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: First Order Stormtrooper Transport
« on: January 2, 2016, 11:40 AM »
I was expecting an Omaha beach-type landing scene when they arrived at Maz's Castle on Takodana. I was imagining them flying in low along the water and skimming up the beach, dropping the ramp and having them flood out out the bay. Anyway, I like there practicality and utilitarian design, except for the pilot tower.

+1 - can't stand the pilot tower.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII
« on: January 2, 2016, 11:38 AM »
I'm sure they are following the Marvel formula.  Kathleen Kennedy and the executive producers have an idea on where the story will ultimately go, and they give direction to the writers and directors on how to get there.

I hope they don't follow it too closely, that Marvel stuff has gotten so stale it's nearly unwatchable.  Every movie is the exact same thing at this point.

 ???  Really?  They all have a very different feel to me.  Even the fringe stories that should bomb (Guardians, Ant Man) have been fantastic and huge box office successes.  What don't you like?

I think Matt is comparing the basic things principles across the movies.  Lots of action mixed with a little humor and characters that don't take themselves too seriously.  It seems to be working pretty well for them so far.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII
« on: December 25, 2015, 06:34 PM »
I think its mostly okay for the anthology movies to get a little weird, but I'm hoping there is a clear vision for main Star Wars movies.

Exactly.  I'd rather see them try some new stuff with the Spin offs versus messing with the main line films.  I'm sure there's enough people involved with approving it that they can't mess it up too bad.

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