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I think the only move I ever saw Omar Sharif in was Top Secret! Probably not the best display of his depth.

I dunno, I feel like the Fett/Carbonite one was actually not that bad as I recall...there were ones floating around from the Euro-Con, a bunch coming out of Japan, I'm pretty sure they were even listed at EE or BBTS at one point. Jabba is still up at Amazon if you need him. The Death Star thing was a bit of a bear but the sheer size of the thing impacted that I think. It's all relative too based on what you consider a fair mark-up to be.

I would like to hold out and wait for HTS to put these up but I will be on vacation that week and internet access may be spotty.  :(

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2015
« on: July 10, 2015, 08:43 AM »
For my two cents, the over the top anger does not bother me. Anger is an emotion I'm generally pretty comfortable with, and it doesn't bother me to see other people lose their minds. It helps me keep my own insanity in a healthy perspective.  :)

I think the maddest I ever got about anything toy related was when they cancelled the Clone Wars line which was really the only reason I got back into SW collecting in the first place after so many years. That seems pretty justifiable compared to some of the more recent outrage. Never mind price hikes or paint apps, they just stopped making all of the toys I loved. I guess in that way I can sort of sympathize with the lot that feel like the prospect of losing SA figures is the death knell for their hobby.

Anger is just the flip side of passion after all, and the depth of the anger is commensurate with the level of passion that kept this line of toys going for the past 30+ years or whatever. But no question there is a very significant portion of idiocy and entitlement mixed in there too.

FWIW, I think today is going to be one of the most significant days in the history of the line. Things are at a real crossroads here. I don't feel like I have a real dog in the fight either way, if we get a couple more 5 POA Rebls figures I'm fine with that. But I know a lot of people seem ready to jump ship so it will be very interesting to see how this plays out.

And yeah Twitter should be fun this afternoon.  :D

I find it curious that Thorn has gone in and out of stock several times already, but Mosep remains sold out since that first day he went up. Well, not so much curious as aggravating I guess.  :D

That's the one guy left that I still need!

Yep, I'm happy to just wait it out and pick one up cheap after the furor dies down. None of their exclusives have been that hard to get after the fact if one is patient.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2015
« on: July 9, 2015, 02:18 PM »
SDCC 15: Star Wars Fever Causes Chaos At Hasbro Booth

Holy cow that is nuts. I pray for some little weenie to try punching me in the ribs while standing in line, or try grabbing $100 our of my hand. They would need dental records to identify that ************.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2015
« on: July 9, 2015, 08:45 AM »
If it's not too much trouble, would you guys consider throwing up a McFarlane Toys and Neca gallery also? They have some amazing toys on display out there too!

I would like to hear more about the kerfuffle at the Hasbro Booth last night too. I read some comments that it was getting ugly in line...

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2015
« on: July 8, 2015, 11:07 PM »
I saw the loose Rebels Vader and Ahsoka and they both looked terrific as expected. I could swear the little card says "$14.99" though, which would be ludicrous for this line.

I also saw they had a note hyping a new Rebels figure reveal on Friday. Lando maybe?

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2015
« on: July 8, 2015, 08:56 PM »
Is Preview Night tomorrow night or tonight?

I have seen a few early galleries up, but maybe those are unofficial...

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: San Diego Comic-Con 2015
« on: July 8, 2015, 09:01 AM »
The early word on the street is that fans of articulation are not going to be happy after the Hasbro showing.

No reason they can't show off some new Rebels figures though!  :)

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Star Wars Spin-Off #2 - Han Solo!
« on: July 7, 2015, 04:42 PM »
I love the idea, but dread the thought of the eventual casting. Chris Pratt is terrific, but he's kinda Chris Pratt in all his movies. I think they could do well with a newbie in this role.

The way things are going, they should either require that the winner have a clear majority (as opposed to a plurality) and/or break it down to a Final Two run-off between Sabine and Revan. 'Cause right now it looks like 51% plus of the responders want someone OTHER than Revan. Hard to call that a winning choice. I would have thrown my vote towards Sabine if I had known she was the only one with a prayer of beating him.

Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: July 6, 2015, 12:31 PM »
Any word on whether they're going to do painted versions?  I'd rather have non-prototype versions of these guys.

Unless they are allergic to money, they'd be crazy not to!  ;D

Was the 15% coupon a generic coupon anyone could use, or was it a one-off that only you had?

It was a one-off one sent to me in a previous order, but I believe JTA had a different one for 15% off plus free shipping on their front page last week. That might still be good.

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: July 5, 2015, 01:08 PM »
Grabbed another Troop Transport today @ TJ Maxx for $20.

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