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People complain about the prices, but it comes out to $8.50 a figure, which is better than what we've (or at least I've) been paying for figures lately.


Well, I finally scored the Ewok set.  Whew.  Nice to have it crossed off my list.  I really, really like the set, with the gems being Kneesaa & Teebo.  The only one I don't care much for is Tippet.  With the Buy One, Get One 50% off, it only came out to $30 (having purchased the Pilot set for a collector friend).  I'm think I'm all set with furballs now so I might pass on the Kmart set when it comes out.  Still need Chief Chirpa though.         

Ha!  Well what do you know....I guess it makes sense after all.

I finally spotted the Lost Line wave at Kmart.  In my area, this wave had only shown up at Walmart.  Interestingly enough, the only figs missing were Jar Jar & Bespin Leia on their respective vintage cards.  Why a collector would pick those two out of the bunch is beyond me....

Are the Gorax and the Lorax related?

The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: Vintage Collection Rumors
« on: August 27, 2012, 10:28 PM »
I'm with JJ...I liked the OTC version of Lobot quite a bit, but I guess an ultra-articulated Lobot is great, I guess, for displaying a Lobot figure breakdancing.

I wonder if that's a prerequisite of being a Royal Guard, growing a beard.....

there's a big ceremony where they're sworn into the guard, and Vader or Palpatine make their beards grow with the force really quick.

That's exactly what I suspected.  I've heard rumors about the swearing-in ceremony for Biker Scouts, but it doesn't involve facial hair....

The TRU employees in my area snagged ALL these sets up and so they never even made it on the shelf.  It didn't help that both stores only received one case each.   

The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: Celebration VI
« on: August 27, 2012, 10:18 PM »
I'm just glad that 2013 is going to be an inexpensive year for me, collecting-wise, that is.

2013 Droid Factory = Cancelled / Re: 2013 Droid Factory Wave 2
« on: August 27, 2012, 04:55 PM »
Is Hasbro asleep at the wheel or what?

They simply don't care.  No effort, nothing.  But I'm sure collectors, em, er, I mean, kids will be buying these like crazy.

I wonder if that's a prerequisite of being a Royal Guard, growing a beard.....

The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: Celebration VI
« on: August 27, 2012, 04:20 PM »
So with Movie Heroes, we get Anakin again, Yoda again, Obi-Wan again, Vader again, etc., and more Clones....yippee.....isn't it safe to say that 2013 is the year Hasbro jumps the shark?  Seriously.  They are completely out of ideas.  I hope all the lines tank for them.  If they're not going to put forth any effort, why even bother?

The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: Celebration VI
« on: August 27, 2012, 12:41 AM »
And of course any collecting site that feels the need to tell their readers mid-article that they need to buy every figure they see to help support the line... really? No, really? I'm sorry, but I already buy 3x of every figure that comes out - two to open and one to keep on card, and you're telling me I gotta go buy more?

No offense, and I don't mean to single you out, but this is a big part of the problem.  Why do collectors buy one of every figure, or worse, three?  Is everything they make really worth buying just because it has a Star Wars logo stamped on it?  That's the kind of thing that sends the wrong message to Hasbro and allows them to get away with the stupid decisions they make.  Like you said later on in your post, both the Movie Heroes AND Legacy Collection are going to have, minimally two EXACT SAME characters at the EXACT SAME time - the Red Geonosis Battledroid and the Sandtrooper.  This is the same kind of thing Hasbro did this year by releasing Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan in both the Vintage line AND with Movie Heroes.  Oh yeah, AND in a Battle Pack.  With regards to the upcoming BD and Sandtrooper, are you going to tell me that both sets are worth buying? 

To be honest, I'm glad there were problems with figures showing up at retail this year.  You know why?  Because it sent a signal loud and clear to Hasbro that not all collectors will gobble up the crap they put out.  Hasbro released way too much TPM crap expecting collectors to go nuts over it (which they kind of did, initially), but then they kept sending more of the same with carryover figures in other assortments and what happened?  Walmart, Target and TRU are stuffed to the gills with all the undesirables (which is pretty much everything for the exception of Darth Maul).  The result: retailers didn't want to order any more cases because they might just sit on pegs like the other stuff.  The big retailers don't know the difference between a Battle Droid and a Death Star Trooper.  They just see Star Wars.  So this is precisely why a bunch of cases are sitting in a warehouse.  Distribution problems?  Nah.  It's hard to distribute what isn't being ordered.  Let's see what happens with Droid Factory and let's see what kind of message collectors give Hasbro.  Will they gobble up yet another batch of Clones, Anakins and Obi-Wans?  We will see....   

Grabbed a Vinty Nikto at Sears

Wow, I didn't know Sears was a place to even bother looking for figs. 

2013 Droid Factory = Cancelled / Re: 2013 Droid Factory Wave 2
« on: August 25, 2012, 01:29 AM »
Even though we have like a million different Vader figures, this upcoming Bespin Vader came out looking pretty good, especially with the blaster bolt deflecting action going on.  Mara Jade looks pretty good, too.

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