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The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Disney Infinity
« on: May 25, 2016, 01:23 PM »
Yeah, Target has been blowing out the 2.0 to make room for the newest 3.0 sets (Zootopia, Jungle Book, Alice in Wonderland, etc).

Sully was 1.0 and Baymax was 2.0 so low chance of finding them at Target these days.  Both of those are on Amazon though (Sully $8; Baymax $10-11 usually).

Amazon is where I've been getting a lot of our figures.  Pretty cheaply if you are patient.  Right now for example - Light-Up Saber Kylo Ren for $7.59 if you are a prime member.  I've picked up a lot of Infinity figures for the kids in the $6-8 range at Amazon.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Comic Book Thread
« on: May 25, 2016, 11:19 AM »
Comics, man.

On the same day that DC (well, really Geoff Johns) tries to right the DCU ship and bring hope, love and (FINALLY) someone they erased back to the DCU and finally kill the stupid nu52 junk (DC Rebirth #1 = awesome, by the way), Marvel goes out and basically tries to ruin one of their best characters (yes, with something that is sure to be eventually undone or revealed as a long con - but still).

Wonder how Joe Simon and Jack Kirby (both Jewish) would feel about today's Marvel news...   :-X

Kubricks / Re: Medicom Toy Exhibition '16 (Parco Show)
« on: May 25, 2016, 11:09 AM »
Because she's a girl, duh. [insert #wheresrey outrage here]

Kubricks / Re: Medicom Toy Exhibition '16 (Parco Show)
« on: May 25, 2016, 10:20 AM »
Was secretly holding out hope they were going to surprise us with some kind of TFA 'bricks for the show......  bummer that it's be@r and not Kub. :(

I'm personally glad they made this a convention exclusive, although I think having this be an online exclusive would have been fine too.

I'm just glad they didn't stick this in stores to warm the pegs.

Yeah I think if it's like a Target thing a pack of repaints for an Arm and a leg would be twice as frustrating.

I was looking at the ebay auction pics of this set today and was a little bit confused when I remembered something.  At Toy Fair in February, Hasbro was hinting that the 2016 SDCC exclusive would be Rogue One teaser item (trooper in exclusive packaging, like they did for TFA). 

This doesn't seem to be a Rogue One item (unless Red Squadron X-Wings of Wedge/Garven/Biggs are part of RO).  What if this set isn't the Hasbro SDCC exclusive, but possibly the TRU SDCC exclusive (like the awesome 6" Han vs Greedo pack they did once upon a time or the mega-3.75" box sets they've done the past few years)?

I guess what I'm saying is that there is still a chance that this set will end up in a store after all...

I think it's another instance of a no-win for Hasbro.  Make an exclusive a repaint and people complain. Make it new figures of unmade characters and people complain.

I think of the two evils they opt for the former due to cost and the hope it offends the least.

Isn't the R5 technically a new figure?  They haven't made a 6" Black Series R5 unit yet have they?

Hell, make no exclusive and people will still be angry.  *shrugs*

It was going to anger people no matter what it was, for sure.  Didn't matter if it was all new, all repaints, all repacks in a new box/package, or some combination of those.

Track record for the last few SDCC exclusives has been anger inducing (not enough stock made available after the show, exclusive 6" Carbonite Block, exclusive 6" Crumb, etc).

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILERS)
« on: May 18, 2016, 12:43 PM »
It's worth noting that the Disney/Lucasfilm PR machine is claiming "A lot of the information listed isn't even correct ".

Not sure if that's true or PR spin, but it sounds like there is a good chance the images were from an early book draft and were not entirely accurate anymore...  take it all with a grain of salt, I guess.

I thought all the random droid repaints for 3.75" were cool and I was up for just about anything. 

I don't feel the same way about 6" figures though.  They're just too big to justify buying lots of random figures that have 0.38 seconds of screen time.

It is kinda funny how the endless droid/trooper repaints are tolerated in the 3.75" line but in the 6" line, it's a gut punch to a lot of folks that they have a made a 6" scale R5-K6, Constable Zuvio, and Crimson Stormtrooper figures, but no Old-Ben, Lando, etc yet.

Still seems amazing to me there is no Lando in the BS6" line yet.  I guess "WHERE ARE THE FEMALES?!?" anger has trumped "WHERE ARE THE MINORITIES?!?" these days.  :-X

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: May 15, 2016, 10:26 PM »
Daenerys of House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, Queen of Meereen, Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, Mother of Dragons...

... and ******* bad-ass.   8)

Definitely my favorite episode of the season...   also fully expecting the High Sparrow / Tyrell Army stuff to blow up in their face.... and let the Lannisters walk in and win that whole thing.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2015 - 2016
« on: May 13, 2016, 09:45 AM »
Round 2 -
Lightning in 7
Penguins in 6
Blues in 7
SJS in 6

Round 1 = 6-for-8 (4-for-4 out west)

Round 2 = 4-for-4  8)

Round 3 =
Sharks in 6
Penguins in 5

Other Collectibles / Re: BB-8 App Enabled Droid by Sphero
« on: May 12, 2016, 10:49 AM »
Daily Deal at EE today will get you Sphero BB-8 for $117 with free shipping too!

Thanks again, Pete!  Awesome that you were able to help so many folks out! :)

Today's Daily Deal @ EE includes some random Black Series 3.75" figures (and more) 25-40% off.

Tempting to grab a couple Mosep and Dutch Vander figures for custom purposes...

The Force Awakens / Re: Retail Prices/Sales/Discounts
« on: May 4, 2016, 10:07 AM »
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