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Against my better judgement I just ordered one... I figure I'll keep the Jabba and Gammorean Guard (which I only ever managed to find 3 of in stores) and then I'll try to sell the Rancor and the rest to recoup some of the money. 

The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Jungle/Space/Snow/Desert Line
« on: December 30, 2015, 12:20 PM »
Sounds like new figures are hitting now?!? 

SWAN Facebook page is reporting on a new figure found at Walmart - Resistance Rey! 

Not posting the pic because the figure has potential SPOILERS, so click link at your own risk!!!

Does she even wear that outfit in the movie?

As for new toys... do we have any idea what to expect?  EIII had like 35 basic release figures on launch day - up to this point we have what, 18 or 20? - and some of those were from the OT. 

Are we already to the point where we're just getting a wave at a time or is there going to be a whole ton of new product? 

If there's really more than just a small number of new figures coming in two weeks, I can't believe we haven't seen them yet.  I'm also surprised we haven't seen any creature toys.  Between the giant thing drinking from the well, the beast that the guy who tries to put BB-8 in the net (I know they did a figure....) is riding... the beasts Han is hauling...

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII
« on: December 29, 2015, 10:58 AM »
I'm sure they are following the Marvel formula.  Kathleen Kennedy and the executive producers have an idea on where the story will ultimately go, and they give direction to the writers and directors on how to get there.

I hope they don't follow it too closely, that Marvel stuff has gotten so stale it's nearly unwatchable.  Every movie is the exact same thing at this point. 

The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Scale Millennium Falcon
« on: December 23, 2015, 11:58 AM »
I'm looking forward to picking up that giant TIE for $50 sometime in the next few months.

The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Jungle/Space/Snow/Desert Line
« on: December 18, 2015, 03:19 PM »
If they really held back to prevent spoiling the movie plot, I'm guessing they'll give it another week or three before things really start to show up so more people can see it.

Although you'd think they'd want the shelves overflowing before Christmas, so...

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" Wave 2
« on: December 12, 2015, 02:23 PM »
Awesome, sent, and thanks!

Now to just find half a dozen Stormtroopers somehow.  Hopefully Hasbro is smart enough to send these out in pretty big numbers at some point.   

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" Wave 2
« on: December 11, 2015, 09:02 PM »
Awesome, thanks.  I'll make sure to post here if by some freak chance I find them - but the next time I'll be near a Wal-mart at all is going to be at least 8 days from now.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" Wave 2
« on: December 11, 2015, 04:26 PM »
If you had posed that question last Friday I would have said yes. I had an extra set that I had sent from a Canadian collector in a trade. But it is now gone

No worries, thanks anyway!

I have a spare Kylo Ren, and if you don't care about the condition of the package, I could probably grab a Princess Leia on the way home from work if you want (it was there this morning - so no guarantees).

I'd take the Kylo Ren off your hands - and I'd be opening them anyway so you could ditch the box and just ship him in something small.  If you run across a Leia that'd be great too, but I don't want to ask anyone to go out of their way, so if you were stopping anyway - awesome, if not no worries.


The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" Wave 2
« on: December 10, 2015, 01:50 PM »
The nearest Wal-mart for me is about a 35 minute drive.

Do any of you guys happen to have extras of wave 2 you'd like to sell?

Took some patience, but I snagged an R4-D23 off ebay tonight for under $25 shipped.  Not terrible for a con exclusive that was $13 to start with...  :-\

I did the same thing - $23.99 shipped and told the seller they could open it up first if they accepted my lower offer.

Gentle Giant / Re: First Order Stormtrooper Mini-Bust
« on: December 6, 2015, 08:16 PM »
Yep, and about five years ago I was getting these from my local comic shop for $46 out the door. 

$120 was already too much for a deluxe bust that was also a convention exclusive.  It's absolutely absurd for a regular release.  If you're dumb enough to order direct from GG, you're also going to pay about $10 for tax and about $16 for shipping.  So you're closer to $150 than $120. 

On top of that, it's not scheduled to show up until October of next year.  The movie comes out in less than 2 weeks and we have about 11 months before the first mini-bust is supposed to ship? 

Given their track record on timely releases, I'd bet you a dollar that it's not out in October either.

Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: December 4, 2015, 10:48 AM »
Yep.  Those T-1000 things were insane... 8 of them is beyond absurd.  Until I decided to stop worrying about this so much, I had collected 7 of them.  I just need the Patrolman chase version that's not frozen.  I paid like $35 for the hook-arms one, which is way way too much for one of these figures.  I also would still like to pick up the battle damaged T-800, but again, $30+ isn't happening anymore.  I'm starting to think that for regular releases I'm just going to start waiting a few months, like you're saying with the Fifth Element stuff, you can readily find these for less than $7 if you just hold out a little while and with over 100 of these already, I just feel like it's not good value for the money I've spent.

The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Jungle/Space/Snow/Desert Line
« on: December 3, 2015, 12:41 PM »
Some of these figures are actually starting to look really great.  I don't mind the lack of articulation nearly as much if they display really well and don't look like junk. 

1 stormtrooper?  They've lost their minds.

Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: December 1, 2015, 01:39 PM »
Thanks for the tip.  I actually decided that I'm done worrying about the variations with this line - there's just too many and I have a real hard time with the idea of one of these simple sculpts with almost no articulation costing more than $10 ($7 would be more in line with what you're getting).

Basically I'm looking for ways to collect a little bit less, and this is one of the ones I'm going with for now. 

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