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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2015
« on: July 14, 2015, 01:12 PM »
You know, you don't have to buy anything.  >:D

You lost me here.

My point is that if I budget $x for September 4 and knew what was being released, I could go into target see what they had from my want list, leave stuff i may like but know not as much as other itrms and then head to tru hoping they had the rest.

With no complete list I may find $x worth of stuff I find worth buying at Target. Then find out I should have passed onsome things because something else at tru was more spend worthy

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2015
« on: July 14, 2015, 07:20 AM »
Not being able to budget for this is a kick in the nuts. I'm concerned I'm going to go to Target, buy what they have only to find out tru chose to carry a line target didn't

I'd be tempted to try and make room for it, if it was an OT TIE.

Still cool

Maybe it'll be under produced or more likely under distributed. I could see Target/TRU/etc. being super wary of buying these in quantity.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Television Thread
« on: July 12, 2015, 12:53 AM »
Anyone else catch R5D4 commit suicide on Conan O'Brien? Pretty funny.

Alright, anyone seriously considering plunking down $185 or so with tax for this?! 

I don't even know where I'd be able to put it if I did think the price was reasonable...

I sure want to

Vintage Kenner / Re: Wow!
« on: July 10, 2015, 08:09 PM »
I have never seen pictures of the 12" Lili Ledy R2D2 until today. That's awesome. Looks like Lili Ledy beat Gentle Giant to the Jumbo versions of Kenner 4" figs by 35 years. The one on eBay coming up on $200 already so I'm out but.........

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2015
« on: July 10, 2015, 12:23 PM »
Anyone buy any potato chips or cereal in the last couple years? Less product. More expensive. Is there a because I feel forced to buy it anyway and would like to gripe.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2015
« on: July 10, 2015, 06:56 AM »
As is the case with most of my posts this will probably be a bunch of random sentences not necessarily related to one another.

I think Hasbro has dropped the ball in the last X number of years. BUT only a percentage of that is on them, the other just is what it is. A large part of "Hasblo" is the collector's mindset.

Do prices feel high? Yes. Do the paint apps seem bad for no good reason? Yes. Is it hard to watch the figures become lest collector friendly? Yes.

But they are toys. Some retail Hasbro stuff is obviously more adult oriented than others, but still they are toys that you can buy for relatively cheap. They aren't online only, "Museum Quality" (isn't that what Sideshow says?), figurines meant to display for the world to see and marvel at their quality.

My one time weekly toy run friend and now time to time toy run friend and I discuss how hard it is to listen to people upset about everything with SW toys all the time. Is there any other pop culture movie/show/whatever that even comes close to getting the toys we have gotten for 20 years (not including vintage)? So I mean, the character crop we've gotten? 38 years later you can go to Target (and I realize last wave syndrome may ruin my point here) and get some random dude who is just a background at a retail chain? How cool is that? I don't just get to choose from my 765th Vader or pay some company who's under producing toys online specifically for collectors and chose to charge a lot to make a random character. I think we've had it good for too long and not that things seem to be plateauing or even declining people have this weird reaction that "we are owed" something.

Thankfully the only thing that matters to me with collecting is MY ENJOYMENT and all the people who do it but apparently hate it aren't therefore able to break through my bubble and ruin it for me, but I can see how they might for some.

Hasbro you are not close to perfect, but you sure don't suck as bad as it feels (and we all know the internet is only for bitching and porn) most everyone is saying.

Ok time to get ready for work.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Wampa and Hoth Luke
« on: July 6, 2015, 11:40 PM »
I got mine from HTS and I think it is fabulous. The Wampa is freaking heavy! They really went the extra mile IMO.

The horns are grey and match the lips and eyelids. Not sure if that is screen accurate or not but seems fine to me.


Love the Wampa. Maybe they could have done the blood a little better, but overall this is a nice toy. Very surprised at the weight.

I'll take 1/100 of the team over 0/100 any day. If making one EU/Rebels/whatever fig loses me one OT fig I'll take it. We're obviously going to get plenty of OT figs. For me the "out of place" thing means nothing. That being said I wish we were talking about something other than Revan or even Sabine. But I'll still be excited to have either one randomly sitting in with a bunch of movie based figs.

I am also the person who has custom 6"-Vlix, Jaxxon, Jaina, SOTE Luke, SOTE Imp. Disguise Luke, and others in my collection. So that kinda tells where I'm coming from.

If some time in the future I have to look back and see I could only have Sabine or Lando ESB in my collection I'd certainly rather have Lando. That being said I might be willing to gamble voting for Sabine in the Fan's Choice Poll because I think it's the only chance she gets made where as Lando "most likely" will get made even if he doesn't win the poll. Seems like fair logic to me.

It's fan choice so it's hard to argue. I'm just glad those youngens voting for EU and PT are out there helping make sure the world of SW continues to be relevant. Without it what else would we complain about?

C-3PO is a repaint.  Best paint update they made is coloring his knee the correct silver color.  TVC version had an incorrectly colored gold knee.

Thanks. Just different enough for me to wish I pre ordered it but not enough to have a panic attack.

Has there been an official decry on what if anything is slightly different about this c3po and the Vintage Collection one?

I will be disappointed with the de-evolution of the figures if that's where we go but I will NEVER be done buying. Less collecting competition I guess.

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