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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Clash of Clans
« on: August 4, 2014, 04:26 PM »
I heard that your clan isn't visible if it is currently participating in a clan war.

Ahh...maybe I will try again then.  I reloaded over and over and went through all of the Winterfell options, but couldn't find you. 

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Recent Purchases
« on: August 4, 2014, 12:23 PM »
Nice grab.  Does it have a good visor plate?  I grabbed one this morning that looks pretty bent up.

In other 6" news, I picked up the W4 Anakin and Clone Trooper at Target this morning.

Missed it by an hour.   ::)  I thought it might be this morning, so checked before work, but was too early, then too late.  Meh.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Clash of Clans
« on: August 4, 2014, 09:26 AM »
I looked for a good 20 minutes last week, but could not find your clan.  I'd join if I could find it.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Deluxe Line
« on: August 2, 2014, 10:42 AM »
I actually spoke to the TL in toys at a Target earlier in the week and he said they had scheduled their reset for Sunday.  Another local store already has their toy aisle done, so maybe thats true with your store, but not others.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Deluxe Line
« on: August 2, 2014, 09:23 AM »
Sounds like they can start building the new pogo as of Sunday, but they have the whole week to get it done.  So, good idea to start looking on the 3rd, but don't be surprised if the reset doesn't happen until later in the week.

Somewhere he sits, smiling silently as he trolls the forums and drinks up the pain and frustration of the 6" collectors refreshing HTS for days now. 

Hasbro On-line Monkey strikes again!   MONKEYYYYYYYYYYYYY!  >:(

I enjoyed this.  No sign of exclusives as of Friday @ 1:57PM.

Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: July 31, 2014, 01:30 PM »
Nice pick ups!  That unpunched Yoda looks great and CarboHan is tough to come by.

Vintage Kenner / Re: History of vinyl cape Jawa
« on: July 30, 2014, 04:05 PM »
There is a Star Wars exhibit at the Minnesota History Museum's "Toys of the 70's."  Only one guy's experience, but the guy who donated the original 12 figures and collector stand says a few lines about this.  He was one of the kids that got the Early Bird certificate picturing all the figures.  When the EB set arrived and the others showed up in stores months later, he comments that he and his friends were surprised to find the cloth cloak Jawa instead of the vinyl cape pictured.  He doesn't talk about the value, but that the cloth seemed out of place since so many of the other figures were sporting vinyl. 

That leads me to believe he was pretty rare right out of the gate and even some of the kids knew it.  There wasn't the same level of media or collector mentality, so it's probably very hard to assess how widespread the news was or what people might have paid to get one back then.  I'm not even sure where people whould have gone to buy one second hand in the late 70's, but I thought it was an interesting experience.  I figured VC Jawa was out for a while, not instantly replaced by the cloth version.

I got mine at $39.99

Ditto.  I forgot they were that much, but if you can find another $40 item they have a BOGO 40% on ALL TOYS this week.

I think it's at select stores.  I saw no kind of advertising regarding that... in the paper or in store.

It's definitely widespread in our area.  They had it at Midway, Chan, and Chaska with signs all over the place. 

I got mine at $39.99

Ditto.  I forgot they were that much, but if you can find another $40 item they have a BOGO 40% on ALL TOYS this week.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Television Thread
« on: July 29, 2014, 09:26 AM »
Anyone else enjoying "The Strain" on FX? Damn, this show is so good!

Totally forgot about it.  I hope it's available on demand...

Is that today or do the exclusives typically show up later or after the convention?  I didn't manage to get the Fett last time and can't remember when it briefly showed up.

The week after

Is it worth checking today or do people think this is still a week out?  I didn't see any sign of the exclusives on HTS this morning.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series 2015 Wave 1
« on: July 28, 2014, 11:32 AM »
Stormtrooper Han Solo just comes across a little odd to me.  In fact, it seems like the line seems to be going pretty heavy on Han right from the get-go.  Already we've seen 5 offerings of Han:
-ANH Han Solo
-ANH Han Solo with Greedo in the Cantina showdown exclusive 2-pack
-Han Solo in Stormtrooper disguise
-Hoth Han Solo with the tauntaun
-Han Solo in Carbonite (SDCC 2013 exclusive)

Yea, but Han's been pretty much ignored for years, and hearing Ford's back for E7 should drive a little more buzz for the character.  I'd also argue that Han Carbonite isn't really a figure, nor was he wide spread, and the Han/Greedo set is just a figure repack.  We really have 3 different Han figures on the way, actually one less than Luke. 

Less than a year in and they've used the Sandtrooper sculpt FOUR times, The speeder bike twice, the Clone Trooper twice, and Fett twice.  They're clearly looking to squeeze as much margin out of this line as possible.

I think this is just good business sense on Hasbro's part - didn't think I'd ever say that!  Yes, repaints are underwhelming versus new figures, but they are light years better than repacks.  I'll take different paint aps any day of the week over repacked 12" figures that clog the pipeline.  They're ideally using the increased profit on these to offset the creation of brand new sculpts, so I'm glad they're getting a few extra dollars this way, versus going the comic pack route and saying it isn't cost effective to make new stuff.  Beyond all that, I do think the shadow stuff looks cool.  If they had a bright white Sandtrooper release, I'd go all in on that as well.

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