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Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: September 22, 2016, 05:32 PM »
My God. The Dark Crystal set. I don't have the previous set yet but I guess I'm looking for it now.

I need them all.

Darby - ICYMI this summer, AFI had a really nice interview with the Funko team on these.  Great insight into how they used (and improved) designs from the original Kenner line that was cancelled before it even began.

Article also talks about how ReAction will now be taking a balanced approach between modern and retro - "we had to do some experimenting to find that sweet spot, not too accurately retro, not too hyper-realistic."

Last part stil give me hope that we'll get a The Last Starfighter line eventually...

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Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: September 22, 2016, 01:46 PM »
Full Dark Crystal ReAction Line Revealed - Jen, Kira, Aughra, UrSol, and The Chamberlain.  Each of the five contain a "build the Dark Drystal" part.

More pics at the link above.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" Wave 6
« on: September 22, 2016, 09:54 AM »
I don't suppose we ever found out what was up with the rumors or teases or whatever it was...

The hints and teases were for the return of the Vintage Collection and Kenner inspired cardbacks.  That is rumored to be happening in 2017 to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars.

I think a TON of people are going to be disappointed by this rumor because so many are expecting "the return of the Vintage Collection!" to mean the return of $10 SA figures on Kenner-style cardbacks.  Realistically though, what it probably means is new OT/PT/ST 5POA figures on Kenner-style cardbacks for $10. :-X

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Looks like another retailer exclusive has leaked ahead of time - picture from Twitter (via @Yak_Face):


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Worth posting in here, I suppose - Kmart Closing 60 stores in mid-December

Here's another article that has 64 stores closing in December

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Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: September 19, 2016, 03:32 PM »
NYCC Exclusives - Wave 1 Announced

Dark Crystal - Garthim w/Winged Kira


ReAction Golden Girls 4-Pack Box Set: (lol)

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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Toy Rumors
« on: September 16, 2016, 02:59 PM »
It does seem a little odd in that we got several new vehicles from TFA, including some that didn't even make the final cut, yet we're getting none from Rogue One.

Remember, when the Rogue One line was initially planned, Episode 8 was coming in May 2017.  Rogue One toys had a small window, which is why the line isn't so expansive.  Maybe they were worried about a small release windo in case new Ep8 Class 2 would be needed?

Seems like a strange omission (and a sorely missed one) but it seems to be a casualty of the whacky shifting timelines of Ep7-R1-Ep8.  :-\

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To paraphrase the best Sith Lord ever, "there will be no [Sears] to [save] us this time".

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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Toy Rumors
« on: September 16, 2016, 01:34 PM »
Not rumors, but this is really the only "general toy news" thread we have - here are some other nuggets from today's Hasbro Q&A google hangout-

- 3.75" AND 6" versions of TFA General Leia and TFA Luke are still coming... probably not until late next year though (Fall 2017).  [Makes sense to use them to build up to Ep8]

- There will be no 3.75" scale Imperial Hover Tank this year (or next spring).  Better hope for it to appear in another movie or we may not get it for a long time...

- As you would guess, we will eventually get 6" Bespin Han and 6" Endor Han - just not anytime soon.  Probably good odds to get them as we move into 40th Anniv for ESB or into "Han heavy" year to support upcoming Han movie when it happens.

- 3.75" Walmart Black Series will continue with two waves this Fall - we've seen one (Wave 5), the other will have Rogue One figures and will hit later this Fall.

- there will most likely be a 3.75" fan vote next year to go along with the 6" fan vote!  no firm details yet though

- Any Rogue One toy line 'Wave 2' (3.75", 2-packs, 6", etc) will more than likely not be available on 9/30.  Later in the year for Wave 2.

- The secrecy of TFA was a Disney/JJ Abrams thing for the most part.  Things have been much looser with Rogue One and probably will be in some regards with Ep8 since Rey, Kylo, Poe, Finn, etc aren't total secrets anymore.

- look for news soon on Black Series 6" retailer exclusives (like last year, expect the usual suspect to have them - we've seen Kmart, but Walmart, Target, TRU should all be in play again)

- look for info soon on some other Rogue One 6" guys like Baze, Chirrut, etc.  *may* be tied into above retailer exclusive announcement, but that could just be my interpretation.

- Marvel comic pack 2-packs idea gets kicked around from time to time, would be focused on the newest marvel comics/characters if they did it though

- and finally, there were more hints of some type of return/honor/nod to the vintage line to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of ANH next year.  Nothing firm, but lots of hinting again...

There may have been a few other things, but that's the bulk I think.

Be sure to check out Yakface, Star Wars Action News, and  JediNewsUK for more.  There was one other place in attendance, but I must admit I didn't know who they were - StarWarsUnderworld?  Apologies to them as I don't know them as wel as the others...

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Walmart Black Series 3.75" Wave 6
« on: September 16, 2016, 01:20 PM »
As you may have seen on Twitter, there was a Hasbro google hangout today in which some of the fan sites participated.

Hasbro didn't exactly announce the contents of Wave 6 there, but they did confirm it's existence by saying there would be TWO waves this Fall.

Wave 6 should be the first to have Rogue One SA 3.75" figures - and YES, there will be some.  So buy up the 5POA at your own risk... ;)

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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Class II Vehicle Sets
« on: September 16, 2016, 01:14 PM »
So, there was a Hasbro live hangout Q&A today that I took part in...  posting in here to tell you all that sadly, what we've seen so far is most likely it for Vehicles for the year.

In other words, this assortment is pretty much Hera's A-Wing and repacks - zero chance for a 3.75" scale Imperial Hover Tank appearing in the line this year.

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2016 Con exclusive Kylo is back in stock right now...  http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/en/htsusa/exclusives/-b91040000

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 2016 SDCC Deluxe ANH Ben Kenobi
« on: September 15, 2016, 12:52 PM »
Obi-Wan is back in stock right now...  http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/en/htsusa/exclusives/-b91030000

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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Wave 1
« on: September 14, 2016, 11:36 PM »
I'd prefer Sabine be more available just to avoid the echo chamber that happens any time a certain figure is short packed - she's rare! I can't find her!

Get ready to hear it again in Wave 2 after we learn that Rebels Leia is 1x per case and Darth Vader is 2x per case.  :P

I totally get why Hasbro decided to 2x pack the 'bad guy from the $900 million dollar movie" over 'female character from the cable network cartoon show'.  Shouldn't be a surprise in the kids line.

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Not sure what else is unique to be honest.  I know it's wildly different than the SDCC Jyn Erso

SDCC and Rogue One Wave 1 are her Jedha outfit.  This one is the Eadu outfit. 

I imagine this one will be a lot like the last two Kmart figures so I expect to see a slightly cheaper base-less version in the regular 6" line.

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