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Funny, I ran across a list of the Walmart closings and the express near my house is one of the handful that's on the way out.

Good riddance.

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Walmart Express is a glorified Walgreens with a Walmart logo on it and slightly more food for sale.  We have one near my place, but there's no toy aisle.


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The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Jungle/Space/Snow/Desert Line
« on: January 15, 2016, 01:26 PM »
Thanks Jeff, I'm not sure how but I never saw that one and had been curious.  It doesn't look terrible... but I don't think it looks great either.  It's funny how some of these low articulation figures have really great sculpts and some of them look really rushed and poorly done.

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The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Jungle/Space/Snow/Desert Line
« on: January 14, 2016, 09:30 PM »
Is there a picture of the Han Solo action figure yet? 

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MAKE IT STOP!

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Modern Classifieds / FS: 30 Original Trilogy, Black Series 6" Figures
« on: January 12, 2016, 04:15 PM »
I've decided I don't have space to continue with this line... I was collecting OT only and am nearly current. Here's what I've got:

Luke Skywalker (X-Wing Outfit)
Sandtrooper (Orange Pauldron)
R2-D2
Princess Leia (Slave Outfit)
Boba Fett With Han Solo in Carbonite (SDCC Exclusive)
Greedo
Han Solo
Stormtrooper
Luke Skywalker (Bespin Outfit)
Sandtrooper (Black Pauldron)
Darth Vader
Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight)
Chewbacca
TIE Fighter Pilot
Yoda
Han Solo (Stormtrooper Outfit)
Bossk
Emperor Palpatine
Luke Skywalker (Stormtrooper Outfit)
IG-88
Princess Leia (Boushh Disguise)
Han Solo (Hoth) on Taun Taun (Deluxe)
Luke Skywalker With Wampa (Deluxe)
Jabba the Hutt With Accessories and Salacious Crumb (SDCC Exclusive)
Biker Scout With Speeder Bike (Deluxe)
Imperial Shadow Squadron 2-Pack
Boba Fett Prototype Armor (Walgreens Exclusive)


My count says this is anywhere from 28 to 32 figures depending on whether you count Salacious Crumb, the Wampa, the Taun Taun, and Han in Carbonite as a figure or not. It also includes the regular and Shadow Speederbike.

Also, the figures are loose and on display. The boxes are long gone, but I've got all the extra accessories and nothing has ever been played with or damaged... they were all originally purchased by me and come from a smoke free home, etc...

It's tough to come up with a price since lots like this don't pop up on there very often, but based on some completed auctions I've looked at recently, I'm asking $750 shipped (with insurance and tracking) for the bunch and figured I'd try it here before going to eBay. That's about $23 per figure shipped, including deluxe and exclusives.  I think it's pretty fair.  Feel free to send offers my way and I'd consider anything that's reasonable. I'll try to get some pictures tonight, but wanted to list it while I was thinking of it. Feel free to PM me with any questions you have.

Here's my trade feedback thread at Rebelscum.
And here's my trade feedback thread at JD.

I've also got a lengthy feedback history on eBay if anyone is interested but unsure, I can point you towards that.

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The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Jungle/Space/Snow/Desert Line
« on: January 12, 2016, 01:48 PM »
I'm going with removable on that hood - no part of it looks like it's molded to the torso at all. 

Also that likeness is terrible.


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The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" First Order Legion 7-Pack Box Set
« on: January 12, 2016, 10:53 AM »
I canceled my preorder... I think this one has $29.99 written all over it.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Petition to have Lucas direct Episode IX
« on: January 8, 2016, 10:05 PM »
This is the absolute last thing I want for episode 9.  If anything I want it given back to Abrams.

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And that's the crossroads of collecting...  It's either worth it or it isn't ultimately.

Yep, and the main thing is the promise of online availability that never materialized.  So from that my main thing was a simple wish that Hasbro would give these to someone else, where I'd be able to get them without tons of driving, or begging for favors.

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I think Walmart was always far more interested in getting that collector foot traffic into the stores, rather than making this exclusive subline easy to acquire online.  I know that I made plenty of trips to Walmart without being successful getting any Black Series 3.75" figures of the 6" Battlefront Shocktrooper.  Those trips numbered at least 10 to 1 in terms of number of trips to the number of times that I was able to get the figures.  WalMart is playing those odds that in those trips where you don't find the exclusive you may buy something else.  And it does happen.

Well that's great for some, but ten trips to Walmart for me is like fifteen hours in the car.   Not happening... The fact that they don't put them online after saying that they will makes me less likely to favorably consider Walmart for other things at times when I'm maybe in an area that has a store.

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I hear people on wanting to order these online, but that's not why Walmart signed up for an exclusive.  They want you go into the store to buy these and hopefully buy something else.  That's one of the big draws of having an exclusive.

That's all fine and dandy, but I live in the middle of Chicago and it takes me 30-40 minutes on a good day to get to the nearest Walmart.  Then it's another 30-40 minutes to get back home.  So it's not happening for me or any of my neighbors unless they're gluttons for sitting in nightmarish traffic.

I'm not making that trip for hit or miss product availability and like Jeff said, they initially advertised it as being available online.  It's 2016, nearly everything is available online, and as much as the goal could be to get people into the store, getting them to the website works in much the same way.

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I'd love it if they could find a way to send this line somewhere other than Wal-Mart... hell, give it to Entertainment Earth, or make them HTS exclusives.

Something I can order online is all I ask for...

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Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: December 31, 2015, 03:42 PM »
They had the Rocky Horror figures the other day too, but I passed.  I was never that into that one.  Other than the T-1000 Patrolman and the Silver Painted Frozen T-1000, I'm all caught up at the moment too, but there are plenty of exclusives I'd pick up if I ever found a decent deal.

All the Crypt Universal Monster figures...
The He-Man Prototyles
The He-Man Black and Whites
The Battle Damaged T-800

I'm also thinking I might pick up the Flash Gordon figures at some point soon.

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