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Wow.  I barely saw any of these in the stores. 

Was Hasbro's production run that small, or did they ship them all to eastern Europe to be clearanced?

Yeah, I find the early Target clearance to be an interesting move for a number of reasons. Were there that few made or did the time just run out on these with the coming Sept relaunch?

Both.  Lots of reports that Hasbro is "sold out" on these cases due to small production runs.  If Target can't get any more product from Hasbro and has nothing left in their DC, they're not going to sit on empty pegs until Ep7.  It becomes time to clearance and use the space for something else.

I wonder if the same thing is going to happen to the TBS figures.  I don't think I've seen anything new since October.

TBS has more waves coming (at least one, potentially two assuming Wave 8 isn't cancelled) so in theory, it should be safe from clearance...  for now.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2014-15
« on: April 25, 2015, 12:52 AM »
Time to bring this guy back again...

Let's Go, Wild!

I really hope the team that showed up for Games 1, 3, and 5 is the one that shows up for Game 6 on Sunday.  (I never, ever want to see that team from Game 4 again )

Oh, and before I go - sorry, Jesse.  I guess you can't expect to win with 3 of your top 6 Dmen on IR; 3rd line Wings with Sid and Geno, and some really bad refs in games 1 and 2.   :-\   

Darth Maul Update from Tamashii

Holy Moly, Darth Vader looks AWESOME.  Not 100% perfect, but very very nice...  I may have to break down and pick one up.  :-\  #carefuldontopenthatdoor

You're right - I guess I should have said it was Mosep who was retconned into the light-haired nimban, not the dark hair version was retconned into Tawss. ;)

However you want to describe it, thanks to the article, I always thought Mosep was supposed to be the dark haired guy.  Now, he's the light-haired one for some reason. 

Like I said - either way, I'm happy to buy any cantina or Jabba Palace alien they make, even if they can't keep the names straight anymore thanks to all the changes over the years. :)

more carded pics at starwars-figuren

Part of me is still disappointed that they picked the gray-haired Nimbanel look over the dark hair version (aka Marvel Comics 'Jabba the Hut'; aka "Dechipher Mosep" until he was retconned into being Tawss Khaa ::)).  Kind of a subtle kick in the nuts the same way they messed up Brock Starsher versus Sgt. Doallyn thing.

Close enough, but the nit-picky part of me is kind of annoyed.  Would be pretty easy custom I guess to get the other Nimbanel - just trim up the mustache and paint, chop off the pony tail and smooth out.

Still pretty happy to be getting a new Cantina alien though as those seem to be harder and harder to get these days.

I miss you, Star Wars Kubricks.  :'(

It seems like the skirt the 3.75" answer and say things are great for the TBS 6" line, etc.

Yeah, just look at the message from Hasbro at SWCA:

Mission Series -
"Have you seen our great new Ahsoka and Vader?  They're coming Fall 2015! Yay!!!"

Black Series 6" -
"Did you see the Fall 2015 sample package?!  And the prototype 6" Ahsoka coming in 2016!  Black Series is awesome! Yay!!!"

Black Series 3.75" -
"We cannot comment on plans for Fall 2015"

Nothing suspicious there at all... :P

I'm just really surprised that we haven't seen something (anything) for the 3.75" Fall line at this point.  If you believe the reports, this stuff is going to hit Labor Day weekend.  That's less than 5 months from now.  For Revenge of the Sith, we saw Hasbro's card back in JULY 2004, nearly 9 months before the launch.  They could have thrown us that bone and put a sample cardback in the booth, but nope.  Nothing.  :-\

Well, we are all over the map today.

Hasbro: "we have no plans to stop Black Series"

So... $10,000 question - when they say "Black Series", do they mean 6", 3.75", or both?  The answer sounds like they mean both... but then again, they have been avoiding 3.75" answers like the plague lately and only showed Fall 2015 packaging for the 6" line.  Hmmm...

Meanwhile, JTA hears the 3.75" collector line may be a single store (TRU?) exclusive (Again, this is just a RUMOR). 

There was a rumor a while back that Hasbro was considering a "direct-to-consumer" model for the collector stuff, like they did with GI Joe.  Only that rumor has the collectors stuff at HasbroToyShop. 

I really wish Hasbro would have had the balls to just come out at Celebration and tell us one way or the other for sure - is the 3.75" collector line DEAD or ALIVE?  Every non-answer they offer up just feeds the speculation that the only reason they are not talking about 3.75" is that there is nothing good to tell us...

Instead....  we wait and wade in the rumor pools.   :-\

Well, there were reports that Hasbro is "sold out" of the Legends cases.

If Target has no more Legends cases in their DC and they can't get any more from Hasbro, then a clearance to clear the pegs to make more room for the summer Marvel movie lines isn't a surprise I guess...

Oh, and a Target clearance of the Rebels Saga Legends DPCI is probably another sign that the rumored $8 "SW E7 3.75 Single Fig" DPCI (087-06-3658) is most likely the "kid" line (or the only 3.75" line  :-X). 

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2014-15
« on: April 23, 2015, 10:30 AM »
Yeah, that pretty much friggin' sucked.   :'(

Worst game I've ever seen at Xcel.  Colossal turd.  Took all the kick-assery of Game 3 and flushed it.  Made me so sad to see Xcel 75% empty in the 3rd period. (though it was 11pm at night I guess they all had to get home to bed?)

Blech.  Time to reboot and get ready for Games 5 and 6.

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2014-15
« on: April 22, 2015, 10:41 AM »
Big night tonight for OTT and WPG. 

Hoping Brent's Jets make it interesting tonight, as I'd like to see them stretch Anaheim to 6-7 games.  If you guys aren't going to beat them, the least you could do is wear them down a bit for the rest of the West.   And hey - I picked the Jets in 7, so there is still time for you guys to turn it around. ;)

As for me, I'm going to the game tonight.  Can't wait! Really hoping we play as well as we did in Game 3.  :)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Disney Cruise Lines and Star Wars
« on: April 21, 2015, 11:44 PM »
That is all kinds of awesome... I don't think I would leave and I'm an adult so that is kind of creepy.

The boats always have "open house" hours at Oceaneer Club each day where the whole family is welcome to stop in and play so there would be plenty of time for dads/moms to get their falcon fix too. ;)

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
« on: April 21, 2015, 04:05 PM »
I too don't care for the "hey, we're the darkest dark that ever darked a dark" vibe they are going for

Batman v. Superman: Darkness

Pretty sad how fitting that LEGO movie song is...

So, it sounds like the Jabba in this set is indeed all-new (or, a scaled down version of the Black Series 6" Jabba).

If Hasbro drops a brand new Jabba sculpt as the only new thing in a pack that is rumored to be around $129.99, then they truly have lost all touch with what collectors want these days.

I didn't really think they would stoop so low as to putting a brand new Jabba in a $130 Battle Pack... disappointing.  :-\

I'd probably buy a new Jabba if he was alone (or in Vintage Collection/Kenner packaging), but I can't really bring myself to drop the extra $100 on stuff I don't really need to get this one.

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