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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Class I Vehicle Sets
« on: September 28, 2016, 10:09 AM »
So, I've been searching and cannot find any listing for the Rebels Imperial Speeder on the Amazon, Target or Walmart websites.

Are we sure this is coming out tomorrow night?

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Wave 1
« on: September 28, 2016, 09:48 AM »
FWIW, I asked my friend who works at Walmart about that Pete and he swore up and down that this was not true. He said they track inventory by the generic item #, not individual UPC, so whether they sold 6 Zuvios or 6 different R1 figures the inventory is updated accordingly. They don't differentiate between TFA and R1. At least that is my understanding.

Perhaps not all Walmarts handle their business the same way, but I'm not buying this "if you get R1 figures early, that store will definitely never re-stock" stuff. It's just JTA and that one crankypants over at RS that keep perpetuating that myth. Typical Chicken Little clickbait.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Wave 1
« on: September 27, 2016, 05:40 PM »
From what I gather a lot of Walmarts will be putting out large cardboard display stands stocked with 6" figures and the like. There are a few photos out there. Most of the early scores have been single case finds, so if that's all they plan to stock a lot of people would have left disappointed anyway. I'm sure there will be more at most stores. Walmart was literally the only store around here that stocked multiple cases last year.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Rebel U-Wing Fighter
« on: September 27, 2016, 01:10 PM »
I finally got to see this up close today at a Walmart that had already put out both it and the TIE Striker. No sign of the A-Wing though. The pack-in figures looked better than a lot of the pictures I have seen online, must be hit or miss.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Class II Vehicle Sets
« on: September 27, 2016, 08:50 AM »
Was able to get 2x of the A-Wing with Hera this morning at a WalMart I pass on the drive into work. They were out on the shelves. I took them up to the register fully expecting to be shut down, but they scanned just fine and I was able cross one of the five "new" vehicles off my list for this Friday. I'm hoping to score a few more items "early" just to cut down on the bulk of Friday.

I was at another Walmart and they were putting out Wave 1 on the pegs - I asked the girl if I could take them and she said yes, so I took the set of 7 figures to the register and was denied. Took them back to the girl in the boys toys aisle to tell her what happened and she even called a manager over and he was like "what the heck?" Hasbro's communication of this imaginary street date has been FANTASTIC!

Nice score on the A-Wings! You have inspired me to go on the hunt for these now too. This was one of the only remaining items I was planning to chase down on FF.

So, I was very thankfully able to purchase this wave earlier today and just got finished opening K-2SO and the Death Trooper. A+ figures. The droid is tall, second only to Chewbacca in this line so far. He is really well sculpted and the upper torso articulation allows for a wide range of movement and positions. Seems like it would be a bitch to make him stand but so far so good. The wide feet help. The DT is simple and elegant, sculpt seems a bit slender but the shiny plastic works better with the black motif so it has a nice pop. The rubbery slipnoose gun holster is not my favorite but not a big deal at all if you have him holding both guns. I definitely foresee picking up another couple of these guys in the near future.

I never opened my CE unmasked Kylo so he was mildly interesting, but not for long. But then, it's literally the 5th slightly different one I've bought, so fatigue is bound to set in I suppose. At least they packed in the right saber this time. Jyn and Cassian have slightly wonky paint apps so keeping them in box in hopes of upgrading those two.

Nice wave overall. I feel like the human sculpts have shown visible improvement recently.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Recent purchases
« on: September 26, 2016, 02:18 PM »
Just bought Ahsoka and the ERG from Walmart, I shall not divulge how. But I didn't break any Commandments. (Feigning ignorance is not on there - I checked)

Sweet figures!

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" Wave 5
« on: September 26, 2016, 02:15 PM »
I ordered two cases of the online only wave, the second case solely to get a second Royal Guard. I ended up selling the extra Ahsoka to McMetal, popped it in a bubble mailer and it apparently got crushed in transit to him. Always felt bad about that one so I'm glad he has a chance to get a MOC one (or for me to make that one up to him).

Wow, I had almost forgot about that! No worries, I got another one today.  ;D

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: September 26, 2016, 09:51 AM »
I was waiting/hoping for a "look at the rabbits, Lenny!" moment too. Dammit.

Travis - " I let Chris ride away...and I'm completely devastated"

Madison - "Yeah, we let Nick walk away too, for no reason, but I'm doing ok"  ::)

There is no way in hell those jackasses wind up at the same hotel. They were in a car driving at top speed, in a completely different direction than Travis was walking. San Diego is nowhere near Tijuana. That is just bad writing.

What, Ophelia didn't see the hotel beacon too?

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Rebel U-Wing Fighter
« on: September 26, 2016, 09:44 AM »
I've seen a few pictures of boxes online that seem to indicate this is shipping in a box all by itself. That means it should be one of the few items you can actually search successfully on Brickseek. (49802129 is the UPC I believe)

But it still shows all of the store around here at 0. Disappointing.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Simpsons: The TV Show
« on: September 26, 2016, 09:03 AM »
I didn't have anything else to do and still had no interest in watching. And I've seen every episode. Show fatigue.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Deluxe 2-Packs
« on: September 25, 2016, 07:04 PM »
My God you heartless bastard, think of the kids!!  :D

Every time a SW fan tries to buy a Rogue One toy early, Babay Jesus cries.  :'(

Seriously though, how much was the A-Wing?

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 3 (Spoilers)
« on: September 25, 2016, 12:09 PM »
Liked it a lot. Dark Ezra is more fun to watch. The scene with him and the blond Imperial was hilarious.

So all that trouble for 5 Y-wings? Was that the exact # actually shown in ANH or something?

I love any weird Force stuff so the Bendu was awesome to me. Zero chance of that ever being a toy, but such a cool concept.

Thrawn was about as expected, cold, aloof, capable and impressive. Looking forward to seeing more of him. Again though, what do they do with all these guys in the very short span between Rebels and ANH? Gotta lot of people to write out.

I really, really want a pimped out gold Mining Guild TIE.  ;D

Every day lately I wake up and check out store reports over at RS of people finding this wave at Walmart. (Not everyone is able to purchase them apparently, but it truly does seem like these are hitting all over now - except here)

After spending an hour at Walmart's website and Brickseeker, I can safely conclude there is no way too check for these remotely. (Pretty much knew that going in, but was hoping to find a leak/loophole)

Targets here appear to have "killed" the 6" DPCI too, all the store counts dropped from 10/5/17 etc to zeroes across the board recently. I hit a few last night and confirmed they still have some 6" figures available on clearance but they are no longer coming up in the system. Same with the 2-packs and big TIE.

I'm guessing they will have to re-activate it sometime in the next week, but right now it doesn't look like any of them even have any Rogue One 6" stock yet. Or anything else for that matter. Weird.

So has anyone else found this outside of that one guy who first reported it to Yakface?

Bugs me that they haven't even put it on their website yet.

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