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The Vintage Collection / Re: $5 Vintage Collection @ Five Below
« on: August 6, 2013, 02:40 PM »
That raises a good point... how is it that Gungan Warriors seem to have been producted 10x heavier than Gamorrean Guards?

The Vintage Collection / Re: $5 Vintage Collection @ Five Below
« on: August 6, 2013, 10:36 AM »
I have a feeling more is coming soon.  Resets at 5 Below SHOULD be happening before too long actually.

Yeah - hopefully this stuff gets spread out better.  But what I'm really hoping for is the Starkiller/Shae Vizsla wave.   If that wave hits Five Below across the country in good numbers... holy crap!   :)

The Vintage Collection / Re: $5 Vintage Collection @ Five Below
« on: August 5, 2013, 08:51 PM »
Went by that same Five Below after work, and they must have put out another 4-5 cases over the weekend. 

Someone gobbled up the Malgus figures, but I found two Navy Commanders and bought them both for customs, and two Hoth Lukes for customs.  They had at least 3-4 more Lukes and close to 10 of the Clone Wars Anakin (hate that figure). 

So they are restocking - at least in my area. 

The Vintage Collection / Re: $5 Vintage Collection @ Five Below
« on: August 5, 2013, 04:51 PM »
I highly doubt one store in the country got wave 3 in and that's all she wrote. :p

There were actually quite a few reports of the Malgus wave hitting 5 Below that same week in different parts of the country as reported by comments on the Yakface FB page.

The Vintage Collection / Re: $5 Vintage Collection @ Five Below
« on: August 2, 2013, 01:58 PM »
It's really hard to say - how many cases of the Malgus wave made it to retail that Hasbro intended and how many got bought up by Five Below?  I have no clue.  I've gone back the same store twice now and they haven't put more out. 

If anything, I'd expect to see more of the Starkiller wave later at discounters - that's the wave that had the lowest distribution from what I've seen... so there's got to be a lot of that just waiting to get through a distributor.

But Discover the Force?  They seem to have an unlimited supply at Five Below!  The Tusken, Destroyer Droid and Astromech move really fast.  The other figures, not so much.

Found them at TRU today... passed on most.  Picked up a Padme, Luke and green clone.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Modern Masters of the Universe
« on: July 31, 2013, 10:35 AM »
Ok, thanks... I went ahead and hit the same three Big Lots stores again.  No sign yet, but they all now had Smurfs displays and also one store had 4 sets of the Ghostbusters 2-pks. 

I usually don't do this, but I went ahead and spoke with the manager at the store that had the Ghostbusters.  She said they haven't received any He-Man toys and was not sure if they would or not.  So then I showed her a pic on my phone - she laughed and said they definitely haven't received "anything like that."  Guess I'll try again in a few more days.  I'd really like to grab a couple things for my son.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Modern Masters of the Universe
« on: July 28, 2013, 03:47 PM »
Ok... so nobody else is able to find any MOTU at Big Lots... wondering if that means that this distribution isn't all that widespread?

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: San Diego Comic Con 2013!
« on: July 25, 2013, 12:08 PM »
Nice questions by Anton, and were ones that weren't "more of the same." 

I'm wondering if anyone asked them about why the removable phase 2 clone helmets have been so oversized...

but I still think that the line in general could use some simplification.

I think we are getting that some with the drop of Clone Wars... seemed to me that THREE lines was too aggressive... going back to two lines should help things quite a bit.  Now you won't have all those different segments competing quite as much.  In the end, that might help the Black Series even more.

With the coming "Rebels" series, I am kind of hoping that Hasbro doesn't launch another whole new mainstream line again.  I'd rather see a wave of Black Series figures into the mix instead... others may disagree but I like how they had a wave of TFU figures mixed into the TAC line, personally and would like to see that again... but of course with their distribution woes the past couple years, that could be hard to achieve... I think TWO lines would be easier to manage though and estimate demand for Hasbro.

Yeah, I'm not a total hater of these figures either, Rob...

I don't really like too many of them to say I'm going to actively search for them - but I have to say, Hasbro's $6 Legends line looks like a hell of a better deal than their $10 Movie Heroes... and the thing here is, it actually looks like they put some effort into the kids line after how poorly they handled things with the 2012 lineup.  All that was, was basically poorly chosen repacks, at an inflated price.  These are NEW sculpts at a reduced price... much better.

So... why these don't exactly make me jump for joy, I'm surely not that upset, either.  I find myself far more annoyed with certain other aspects of Hasbro these days than this new direction with the kid aimed lineup.

Now, couldn't they get us some packs like this with Cantina/Tatooine characters?

Totally agree with that... also I'm not sure if you saw the mockups that "localgotal" made but they would be great for this format... at least I think so.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Modern Masters of the Universe
« on: July 24, 2013, 03:05 PM »
I checked three different Big Lots stores in my area this week - no sign of any MOTU.

I just want to see more OT themed ships.  Maybe the repainted Slave One is a sign of more OT vehicles... heck, even the tank repainted in Imperial gray similar to the battlefront colors would make me smile.

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