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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Re: Black Series Rumors
« on: January 9, 2015, 09:39 AM »
We should wait before we get all panicky about it.  There were Targets around here that went up to $12.49 a few years ago but it didn't stick, I think they're $10.99 at the moment, but have also been $11.49 at points.  They test prices and see how things move.  It doesn't necessarily indicate a change in MSRP or a price shift across the country just because someone spotted it like that in one store.

But who the hell knows...

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Re: Black Series Rumors
« on: January 9, 2015, 12:15 AM »
What's the actual price that was observed?

$3 more or $2 more?

Also, more than what?  Figures around here are $11.49 at Target but $9.99 at Toys R Us.

So if it's $2 more that Toys R Us then that's only a buck more than I pay on Amazon anyway.

If it's $3 more than Target then we are over $15 with tax, which is crazy.

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Happy early 41st birthday Scott!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything eBay! Scams, questions, etc...
« on: January 8, 2015, 02:46 PM »
Doesn't eBay have a policy that if an item hasn't shipped within 30 days that you can ask for a refund?

Maybe, but if that's the case he'll just mark it shipped at 29 days, then your protection will expire before it 'gets there.'

I don't know if Paypal has safeguards for this brand of scheme, but my guess is that's what this guy is planning at least.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything eBay! Scams, questions, etc...
« on: January 8, 2015, 09:32 AM »
Yeah, that's the problem.  He's going to wait until Paypal's protection expires and then default on those purchases.

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Unless they mean a 6" in length starfighter.

This doesn't actually strike me as far fetched.  Seems more likely than a 3 or 4 foot long X-Wing, especially given that I don't see any mention of 6" scale figures in that rumor list.

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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Rumors
« on: January 6, 2015, 12:10 PM »
I loved the M.A.S.K. figures back in the day, and I appreciate now that the smaller scale of the person allowed them to create better vehicles for those plastic men to ride in.

Then you'll be happy to hear that Hasbro might be bringing it back:

http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/394359/scitech/geeksandgaming/m-a-s-k-might-make-a-comeback-for-30th-anniversary


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LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: January 5, 2015, 09:47 PM »
I grabbed the new OT Microfighters and the T-16.  I'm holding off on the Slave I, but only for a little bit.

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Am I missing something?  I only see a 6-inch Starfighter. 

OMG THE 6-INCH LINE IS DOA!1!!!!1!!

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything eBay! Scams, questions, etc...
« on: January 4, 2015, 10:59 PM »
Last time I had trouble with a buyer I just called eBay.  They do have customer service and it can be pretty helpful.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Gas Prices
« on: December 28, 2014, 06:09 PM »
I drove from Chicago to Tampa last week (and back) and the lowest I saw was $1.87.

It was a nice break from the cost of that trip on an average year, but I'm not going to get too excited.  I'm pretty confident it'll be right back where it was last July, by next July.

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Star Wars is a completely different animal.  All new movies, all new characters.  I believe there will be a 3.75" line.  What it looks like?  That's a different question.

I'm going to guess:
$7 - 3.75" 5POA line
$15 - 3.75" premium collector line (like VOTC was back in 2004).  Maybe clamshells, maybe on vintage-style cards, maybe even exclusive.

I think we'll get what we want... but I think we're going to pay for it as well.

I'm not so sure it'll get pricier.  When Episode III came out figures dropped back down to $4.99 because they made money through volume and not MSRP.  I'm hoping we see cheaper figures (than now, not than 2005) when Episode VII hits.   It's going to be incredibly lucrative.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: December 23, 2014, 11:50 PM »
Big trouble in Little China.  Amazing!

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Target was selling the shadow two pack set for $40 today... So I caved. 

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 6
« on: December 21, 2014, 07:43 PM »
So wait... You're telling me that $11 Droids aren't flying off the shelf?


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