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Gentle Giant / Re: And The Mystery Ent. Earth Exclusive Is....
« on: September 9, 2012, 09:09 PM »
Hate to break everyone's bubble, but it is a set of Jabba's goons from the Special Edition Scene of Episode IV.

Don't even joke about that.  I would love a set like that so much that I would tattoo "I love Hasbro and Entertainment Earth" on my forhead.

Be sure to do it backwards so you can read it in the mirror!

Aren't there some missing mini rig vehicles? A young boba fett, and something else that seemed to have disappeared before arrival at retail?

JD Sports Forum! / Re: NFL 2012-2013
« on: September 9, 2012, 09:06 PM »
The refs were happily invisible for the most part in the NFL debut with the Giants and Cowboys, not so much today. I hope they get this settled soon. It was clear that on top of some bad and missed calls, refs were being convinced/intimidated into throwing flags late. The last I had heard, the two sides were like 6 grand apart per game. Raise the price of beer a nickel, cover the difference, and get this done before it has a lasting impact on the season.

The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: Celebration VI
« on: August 27, 2012, 01:53 PM »
The Clone Wars would beat the crap out of the PT in theaters. Whether it is 3D, 4G, or whatever.

I wish they would have saved some of the CW 3-4 part story arcs for theatrical release. Put one out every 4-6 weeks during the summer, and you would hit a lot more audience than the tv show- tv just has too many options. I would have loved to have gone with my daughter to see 3-4 CW movies over the summer. I didn't bother going to TPM.  I think theatrical releases would have kept the CW toy line much stronger as well.

Gentle Giant / Animated Dewback and Sandtrooper Maquette
« on: August 25, 2012, 03:22 PM »
Just saw the images of this at  I like!  ;D

That is absolutely a work of art. Fantastic, from every angle.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Ever been Shilled on e-bay? >:(
« on: August 12, 2012, 08:23 AM »
I think ebay could be held liable to some degree even just for turning the other way when shilling is brought to their attention. They have policies against it, but a financial incentive (higher fees on higher selling prices) if it happens. I think they are probably monitored to some extent by FTC or other, agency that they are indeed enforcing their own policies. I would guess it happens from time to time on a small scale, they do something about it when it is brought to their attention with a suspension or what not, and they spend most of their efforts looking for the big fish that could really land them in hot water.

I think I got the last of mine today, and they combined them in to a larger box. The upside is they are in perfect boxes with no labels. The downside is I had filled some of those last forms out with my wife's name, my daughter's name, and even the dog's. I was looking forward to the little collection of personalized fett boxes. I guess the mando army grows some more-

Just in case Hasbro is reading:

# 1- Thanks, love these

# 2- I am more inclined to buy extra figures in the future if there is a mail away. Not for extra droid parts.

Feedback / Re: P-Siddy's (pka Darth Vlad) feedback
« on: July 27, 2012, 12:52 PM »
After months of patient waiting, Steve-O's mule finally delivered the NY based echo troopers. Thanks again Steve!

Feedback / Re: JediJman's feedback
« on: July 27, 2012, 12:50 PM »
Thanks for the vinyl cape jawa find! He looks super next to the dx vinyl vader, ben, tusken and leia

Two more arrived today, addressed to my older daughter. I'm sure she'll treasure them forever...  ;D

From Galactic Hunter's Twitter:

The people who clamored to see Jocasta Nu made need to put their money where their mouth/keyboard is and order multiples. #justsayin

Claiming a "need" to support this is ludicrous. If I clamor for something in a $10 toy line, and they make it but charge 2 1/2 times the going rate, I am under no obligation to purchase one, much less multiples.

Would I expect a short run limited figure to cost the same as a retail purchase? No.
Do I think $10 is too much at retail, particularly with the line struggling to get out popular figures? Yes.

Normally I think Adam is spot on, but by the same logic as that tweet, anyone who wants a sailbarge is obligated to buy some MTT's. Because if the MTT doesn't move, the sailbarge can never fly.

I thought Jocasata was a good choice to be in the Clone Wars line. That is very different from saying I want one for $30 next February.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Ever been Shilled on e-bay? >:(
« on: July 19, 2012, 09:44 PM »
Shilling is definately a real phenomenon though- I had an auction a year or so ago where 5 minutes before the end of an auction my bid was pushed up to the max, passed, then the high bidder "canceled" the last bid, making mine the winner. It looked a little fishy, as the other bidder had only 1 feedback, from that same seller. I went back in to the 2nd bidders history, and found they had retracted multiple winning bids, and I am sure they were for the same seller. Long story short, they get a second account set up and used it to run up bids. I refused to pay for the item, explaining to ebay by phone it was very clear they had a case of fraud. I never heard about it again.

If they aren't coming until January, it doesn't seem like anything that was headed to Celebration 6 and got relocated.

This has the potential to be another Renz, or it could be great. Of course if it does great, they can always hold some back and slowly sell them for $40-$50 on the bay...

I agree it is definately a test. They are clearly not making the run until they know how many units to make, with the February delivery date.

I also wouldn't mind a niche collecting outlet for unique figures that may not do well at mass retail. But this is a tough way to to start.

For all the talk of keeping overall costs of the line down with re-issues, re-used parts, and decreasing pieces per unit (less articulation), this is a complete 180. Unique sculpt. Unique accessories. Unique package.

I just think this needed to be a Hasbro store item, with a price point of $19.99 or less.

I noticed it describes the product as coming in a vintage style box- Maybe she is carded, but within a box type package to accomodate the Dooku dookie.

$24.99. They can charge $24.99 for an elderly librarian. I'm nearly speechless. If this were TRU or Target, there would be widespread wailing and gnashing of teeth.

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