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New leaked pics of Poe, Phasma, and the Snowtrooper look tight.

But that Guavian Enforcer is ten tons of awesome sauce! I'm getting at least 3 of those guys. Badass.

The Force Awakens / Re: Force Friday: What are You Buying?
« on: September 3, 2015, 10:17 AM »
This just in from New Zealand...where MM is in full swing right now:

NO SA figures

NO surprise SW toys that have not already been leaked in the past few weeks

NO indication what the TRU exclusive is exactly, still (seriously, are we really gonna have to wait til 12:01am to know what this thing is?)

Hopefully we get better news in the hours to come from other countries. UK in particular should be a good indicator.

The Force Awakens / Re: Force Friday: What are You Buying?
« on: September 2, 2015, 08:52 PM »
FWIW, I chatted up a manager of the local MM Target today at lunch, and she told me they would be closing at 11pm and re-opening at midnight. Then they will be closing again at 2am. All the stuff is going to be located in the rear seasonal section at the farthest corner of the store, where the back to school stuff is chilling now.

I asked if they would be admitting people in groups or let them bust through all at once, but she wasn't sure. She mentioned the possibility of letting people queue up in the store though, which sounds like potentially even more of a clusterF.

Good luck guys!

Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: September 2, 2015, 08:45 AM »
If you show the Cook and the Hitchhiker, you have to make the Cook and Hitchhiker.  ;)

I'll be getting this for sure.

The Force Awakens / Re: Force Friday: What are You Buying?
« on: September 2, 2015, 08:41 AM »
I finally figured out an itinerary for tomorrow night. Looks like I wll be meeting up with a couple of friends and hitting Target first, then TRU, then a Walmart and Walgreens, and maybe 3 more Walmarts after that if I still have gaps to fill.

I just feel like the line at TRU is more likely to be nuts, the Target thing seems to be flying under the radar a little bit. One of my peeps has assured me that a friend of his at TRU will hold a few of the exclusive Blue Troopers for us so we won't be in danger of missing out. Fingers crossed.

I sure hope I can get everything I want that night early and not have to run around in the wee hours. Work is going to be rough the next day...

The Force Awakens / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: September 2, 2015, 08:29 AM »
Let's go Krogering!  ;D

I hit the mother lode last night at the grocery store of all places. I guess Kroger don't play that Walmart nonsense with cockblocking you at the register.

Picked up everything they had in 3&3/4" scale. (There was no 6" stuff sadly) They seemed to be complete cases, I ended up with:

2x Assault Walker w/Stormtrooper Sergeant
2x Elite Speeder Bike w/Stormtrooper (Spec Forces)
8x Armor Series figures
12x Basic Figures

The Class I stuff was $19.99, the Armor guys $12.99 and the basic figures were $7.99. The best part was though, that they had a Buy 2 Get 1 Free sale going on for everything, even the vehicles. I had to get a manager to help apply them at the register, which was a bit of a hassle, but they had absolutely no qualms about selling them to me. I even ended up getting 3 of the basic figures for free because of some snafu.

All told I ended up with $279.76 (plus tax) worth of toys for $177.86 (plus tax). Not a bad night's work.

The nutty thing is - I don't even want any of this stuff. Literally. I got them for 2 friends I am planning on meeting up with for MM. Figured I would save them some work.

I plan to go out hunting for the 6" guys today at Walmart and K-Mart. Anything I can grab before tomorrow night would be a plus.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: August 31, 2015, 10:09 AM »
Better, for sure. That fat nerd is like the uber-mensch of the apocalypse. Or zombie-whisperer. or whatever. He's smarter than every other character put together right now. (Why did he leave his food behind at the school though?)

I kept wondering why didn't the chick's boyfriend tell anyone how he got bitten?

It is always infuriating when characters on TV shows fail to share pertinent information with each other that would be blurted out instantly in real life. English Teacher Guy doesn't feel like mentioning to anyone that the dead are coming back to life now? Even when his ex-wife asks him point blank what he knows? "Ive seen what it can do, and what it can't..." very cryptic and dramatic and all that but how about just sharing some details? Oy vey!

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Black Series Rumors
« on: August 31, 2015, 10:00 AM »
 This is the cobbled together list as per JTA: (I removed most of the annoying editorial comments)   

1. Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper Disguise Trash Compactor styled)
2. Han Solo (Stormtrooper Disguise Trash Compactor styled)
3. Chewbacca (Death Star Prisoner)
4. Stormtrooper (with dent in helmet from hitting blast door)
5. R2-D2
6. Obi-Wan Kenobi
7. Princess Leia Organa (Ewok Gown)
8. 2-1B (Episode V version)
9. EV-9D9
10. Funeral Pyre Darth Vader
11. Princess Leia Organa (Yavin Ceremony)

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels Toy Rumors!
« on: August 30, 2015, 03:13 PM »
Per the JTA report on their front page, it sounds like we may be getting repacks of Ezra and (sigh) Kanan on TFA cards. Sure would be nice of them to throw in Ezra's light saber this time around. Enough already with the Kanans. Between those 2 and the Zeb/chopper 2-pack, it seems like the ladies are being underserved yet again.

The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Jungle/Space/Snow/Desert Line
« on: August 30, 2015, 03:08 PM »
Nice to finally get a look at Atsy...the other guy is interesting.

Wonder if this discovery suggests that we could see a second wave of 6" guys now too...

The Force Awakens / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: August 30, 2015, 03:06 PM »
I saw some of those "Box Buster" things and the Millenium Falcom Air Hogs dealio while making the rounds at Walmart this weekend, but nothing any good. I do like the new packaging though.

Other Toy Lines / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: August 30, 2015, 03:00 PM »
Picked up Dale's RV from Target Friday night and finished putting it together last night. Fun build. I really need a better space to display these things though.

Still can't find the Walgreens exclusive Deputy Rick figure either.  >:(

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: August 30, 2015, 09:55 AM »
Cool! What is that thing?

The Force Awakens / Re: Force Friday: What are You Buying?
« on: August 27, 2015, 09:35 AM »
So...1 week from tonight the Madness kicks off. At this point people seem to have a pretty good idea of what will be out there (exclusives aside). Curious to hear what folks are planning for that night. Solo runs? Group thing?

I'm still struggling to come up with a sensible plan for that night. TRU is the obvious first priority just because of the exclusive 6" Blue Trooper. But that's also the store that is most likely to be overcrowded because of the limited locations. I feel like if I had some reasonable level of confidence that there will be plenty of the blue troopers to go around I would prefer to start elsewhere and swing by around 2 or 3am after the hubbub dies down. I don't want to risk not getting that thing though, so it's a tough call at this point.

There's only 1 Target around here opening at midnight so that one is likely to be mobbed too I think. At least there you've got a better shot since getting to the actual toys requires a footrace through the store and I'm confident I can outrun all those fat sweaty nerds.  :D  I definitely want to get the 6" TIE Fighter there given the $25 off any purchase over $100 deal.

Walmart really seems like the best option IMO. They have lots of different stores around here and they almost all stay open 24 hours anyway. They also tend to stock around 10pm so ideally one could get there early and score those hard to find figures without the hassles of waiting in line for hours on end.

What do you guys plan on doing?

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: August 24, 2015, 09:20 AM »
Agreed, all the cliched junkie stuff grew tiresome quickly. Too much afterschool special. With only 6 episodes I had hope they would hit the ground running a little more.

I would have to assume all these people are now dead by the time the current show airs. Unless they suddenly got a lot smarter.

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