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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Toy Fair 2015
« on: February 11, 2015, 11:26 AM »
I agree we'll see OT and maybe even PT stuff into the future in some measure, but the speed at which they're going through the major costume variants of Han and Luke and Imperial troops in the 5 POA line tells you everything. By the time TFA hits, Hasbro will have done all of them, leaving nothing to cover. The same is happening in the 6 inch line, though the release schedule on those is so slow that I'm wondering if we'll see the Emperor by the time the movie toys drop.

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels "Mission Series" 2-Packs
« on: February 10, 2015, 12:12 PM »
I thought it was odd pairing them up too, but then I know a lot of us have been asking for basically this army building type of set for years, so it's great to see it finally. Hopefully we see more of it and more OT focused.

Nothing new for anyone really so nope. I do for some reason like the white box - kind of Hallmarky, kind of old Kenner mailer like, but really move along. Nothing to see here.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Retail Prices/Sales/Discounts
« on: January 27, 2015, 11:20 PM »
I'm kind of in the middle. Jeff makes good points on the overall impact of the price hike, but as Jesse says for a lot of figures it would be a non-starter for me. That being said I would have paid $12 for the Snowtrooper Commander or Toryn Farr. If the TFA line brings us the option of $12-$15 SA figures, I'll probably pass with some exception and focus on the 5 POA which I like and 6 inch.

Good deal!

Basically all along Michigan Ave and area. Also rob just stopped at quake. Dave has all of them at 20 per.

General FYI to Chicago members: downtown Walgreens are swimming in Yoda wave right now. One yoda still at brown like Chicago stop Walgreens and TIE and others basically everywhere else.

My list was mostly untouched since I avoided what I expected so here goes nothing again (edited to remove Snowtrooper who I expect):

Gamorrean Guard
Ephont Mon
Tusken Raider
Ewoks (Wicket / Paploo)
Max Rebo w/ organ

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Toy Fair 2015
« on: January 7, 2015, 05:37 PM »
Seems like September it is: Also seeming confirmation of digital releases of previous films.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Toy Fair 2015
« on: January 6, 2015, 01:33 PM »
I expect a preview wave(s) as well. It's clear from Bob Iger's comments there is some debate on showing/not showing as he pushed for the trailer and JJ Abrams apparently was reluctant. As Iger said, it's a movie with an enormous investment riding on it ($4 Billion) and once a proper trailer drops in May or so, we'll be awash from that point forward in media awareness. I expect quite a bit of product in advance of the movie, September, October at the latest as I can't see them holding until right before the release date and missing out on most of the Christmas shopping season.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Rumors
« on: January 5, 2015, 02:22 PM »
I suppose if I ever really looked at it... these X-Wing things are stacked to the ceiling here in Dublin at Smyth's and the Disney store too. 50% off now I think I saw at Disney which still left it pretty expensive, for here at least.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Rumors
« on: January 5, 2015, 01:26 PM »
Curious myself, but wouldn't the current Hero Series X-Wing but somewhat in the ballpark? I think Hasbro has alluded to this themselves.

Very interesting list. Best thing: Micro Machines!  ;D

We'll see what happens as Hasbro definitely is entertaining this new scale (which with Guardians didn't seem to move, but not sure) but I think if Hasbro were intent on abandoning 3.75 for SW, they would have done it. They seem to be investing further into Saga Legends / Mission Series into 2015 and I can't picture a scenario where they abandon that all of a sudden come September. Because it stops selling? 3.75 hasn't 'sold' properly since 2012 at least, and they still make it in spite of the market. Mission Series where I'm at least trumps everything else, and I can see this persisting in lieu of single SL figures; it's a better value for the consumer and as we've already seen it creates army building and repetitive buying potential, as well as cover for figures that may appear to be traditionally unappealing (girl figures, though I've never bought this concept myself).

Avengers/Marvel seems to have a particular issue at 3.75 that SW does not. Those figures simply don't sell. It's the same figure of the Hulk or Iron Man that it's been since say Iron Man 2 or early Marvel Universe and nobody is buying them anymore. SW is a universe which generates massive amount of unique characters and diversity and lends itself to more variety in the toy aisle. I was sad to see Guardians didn't get a 3.75 line as that movie was made for it but oh well. Maybe 10 years from now Funko will make one.

Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: December 23, 2014, 08:25 PM »
Good lord. Trek, Dark Crystal, E.T., Rocky Horror (!!!)... good lord.

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