I love SW and I love figures. I think for me growing up with the Kenner line the two are synonymous to me. The idea of transporting your imagination (or the imagined world of cinema) to reality in the form of little plastic men has always been fun for me.
I preordered Eowyn and Bilbo from TRU.com just so I wouldn't have to look. I've seen the rest now at TRU or Wal Mart, except for Series 2 (Aragorn, Armored Eowyn, Gollum) which I'm REALLY looking forward to...
BigDumbWookie, are the Uruks in the TRU set the same as in the two big accessory sets (ballista and battering ram)? The one I want most is the captain, I guess, with the white hand on his helm. Thanks.
I stopped buying anything entertainment wise at Wal Mart when they started dropping books because their content might refrence 9/11 - a romance novel, for example, that features an airliner in distress. WTF? They will carry those 'tribute' books with the big pics of images none of us need reminding of. And they edit music. When a chain store starts dictating terms to the arts, it's time to bail.
I also recieved my Wave 13 from Newforce yesterday. Perfect condition, except my Darth Maul who I intended to leave carded was loose in the bubble and his lightsaber is bent in a lovely U shape. And Yoda's hand fell off. And so did Aalya's arm.
After my Wave 15 debacle, where I recieved two Chewie's and no Hoth Han, I've decided I won't order online anymore. Nothing against Rick - it's not his fault by any means. It's Hasbro's. But apparently the only to ensure getting what I want is to inspect it in a store before I buy it. And if I don't find it, I don't find it.