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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Toy Fair 2015
« on: February 15, 2015, 10:39 PM »
It wouldn't surprise me if Disney is making Hasbro keep a tight lid on things.

At this point, it shouldn't surprise anyone. :P

Honestly, I think it will be more like November before we see anything for Episode VII in stores. 

Jedi News UK was told by LEGO (at UK Toy Fair) that the street date for The Force Awakens merchandise is September 4th.

So, unless the LEGO guys there were wrong/misinformed, everyone is expecting the Ep7 flood to start to hit retail Labor Day weekend...  not like James and the crew there to put out something like that unless they were pretty sure it was solid.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Toy Fair 2015
« on: February 15, 2015, 04:02 PM »
Sitting here a day later, I'm still surprised there was nothing new, action figure wise.

I was pretty sure they'd have nothing for the 3.75" Black Series.  With Wave 7 due in March (now looks like it's pushed back to Apr) and Wave 8 due in May/Jun, was it realistic to expect them to show off  a Wave 9 for Jul/Aug/Sep before the Ep7 deluge in Sep/Oct?  Probably not... but everyone sure seemed like they were supposed to do/announce something.  Probably just wishful thinking that Hasbro would squeeze out one more "parking lot" filled fanboy joy wave before Ep7.  :-\

It's disappointing, but ultimately it was probably unrealistic they'd have time for a Wave 9 in 2015 at this point.  Much more likely they will use the later summer (Jul/Aug/Sep) to do a clearance at retail and reset the board for the Ep7 stuff in Sep/Oct.


Rebels though?  I thought the 5POA Rebels/Legends was what we'd see at Toy Fair.  I thought it was something that could continue to run over the summer and exist alongside the movie stuff since the show was it's own thing... but I guess not.  It makes me wonder if Rebels was always planned as a short-gap set of figures or if they'll find a way to sprinkle them things into the Ep7 line somehow.


And I thought they'd have some sort of 6" tease for us, if only to show off a potential SDCC thing...  them not showing off the SDCC exclusive or even hinting about it now has me thinking that SDCC may be the first place you'll be able to buy Force Awakens 6" figures with some sort of sneak preview figure there or something...

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Toy Fair 2015
« on: February 14, 2015, 03:16 PM »
I'm 40% hopeful that we'll get to see some new 3.75" figures from the collector/premium line...  but 60% worried that Toy Fair will be all about the 5POA line and the 6" Black Series.  :-\

Huh. Didn't even expect "Toy Fair will have nothing new for 3.75" or 6" scales" possibility.   :-\

More money for Tamashii Nations Robot Spirits and Acid Rain, I guess!  :P

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Toy Fair 2015
« on: February 13, 2015, 09:57 AM »
Jayson had a chance to tune into Hasbro's Investor Presentation this AM from New York.  Check out the Star Wars slides that were included.  Pretty much all kid stuff - Play-Doh, Mashers, Bladebuilders, Furbacca.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Toy Fair 2015
« on: February 12, 2015, 03:37 PM »
Eh, when Jeff Labovitz was in charge the last few years (he may still be in charge - I'm not sure if Kim is an addition to the SW team or a replacement for him), people were still blaming Derryl. 

I'm sure poor Derryl will continue to get flak even though he hasn't been directly in charge of the line for 3-4 years now.  :-\

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Transformers
« on: February 12, 2015, 01:41 PM »
Today's Daily Deal at Entertainment Earth is 40% off a selection of Kre-O Transformers stuff in case anyone was still interested in these...

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Toy Fair 2015
« on: February 12, 2015, 10:53 AM »
Star Wars Bladebuilders Revealed.  No surprise that the parts include an Episode 7 style hilt.

More interesting to me in that article was this:  "says Kim Boyd, senior director of the Star Wars brand for Hasbro."

Kim Boyd was previously a senior director for Kre-O at Hasbro...  first time I recall seeing her name attached to Star Wars team.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Toy Fair 2015
« on: February 11, 2015, 10:00 AM »
If this line dies without a new Sim Aloo, and ideally the rest of the boring ass dignitaries...

If they are cranking out a new movie every year, will there be room in the line for figures from 30 year old movies at that point?

With each new movie they add, I have to imagine that will fill the "idea well" so full that stuff like Sim Aloo will be stuck at the bottom of the well for a long, long time...

as are glimpses of the 6" figures we know are coming but have never been shown before, like 3PO, Boushh, and the Emperor.

Boushh and Emperor were shown at the New York Comic Con party:

 

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2014-15
« on: February 11, 2015, 09:47 AM »
Honestly, I was quite surprised we weren't down by 2-3 after that first ten minutes.

We played 2.5 periods against Vancouver with only 10 forwards and then those 10 forwards had to play less than 24hrs later.  Our 2nd leading goal scorer is out for 3 months, one of our top PK guys is out for a month.  Our lines were completely scrambled thanks to those injuries and we were out-shot 15-3 at one point in the first. 

Like I said, at least we got a point.  :-\

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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2014-15
« on: February 10, 2015, 11:15 PM »
At least we got a point...

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So how is the EU poll going to be handled this year?

I think Scott had mentioned earlier in the thread about doing a separate wishlist for Rebels and then one poll for the rest of the EU (everything else).

It'll be up to everyone's personal tastes I guess if they want to vote for the "new" Dis-nE-U characters or the old Star Wars Legends EU characters.

Non-canon EU has less chance than a womp rat in the sights of Luke's T-16.

Sure seems that way.  On one hand, that bums me out... but on the other hand, with the line on life support, tossing figures like Guri, Lumpy, and Ackmena into the line probably isn't the best idea anyway. :(

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Toy Fair 2015
« on: February 10, 2015, 04:13 PM »
Anyone actually excited for the weekend?

I'm 40% hopeful that we'll get to see some new 3.75" figures from the collector/premium line...  but 60% worried that Toy Fair will be all about the 5POA line and the 6" Black Series.  :-\

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The Wookiee Arcade / Star Wars Humble Bundle
« on: February 10, 2015, 02:36 PM »
I'm not 100% sure how this Humble Bundle thing works since I've never bought one before (you pay $$$ for stuff, money goes to charity I guess?), but this looks almost too good to be true -

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