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The Force Awakens / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: October 6, 2015, 12:43 PM »
At two WalMarts locally I found two cases each of Desert/Snow Assortment Wave 1!!!!

(apparently, time displacement has put my local WalMarts back to Sep 4th)  >:(

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: October 4, 2015, 09:45 PM »
Doom everyone so you can rescue a drug addict and a woman with sepsis - great plan retards.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: October 2, 2015, 02:33 PM »
I kinda hope it doesn't come back at all.


I went from being so hopeful about this series to not even wanting to watch it.

Essentially the exact opposite of the main show - I was hesitant to watch it cause I didn't think a Zombie movie as a TV show would be any good and by the time that 6 episode series ended, season 2 couldn't come fast enough.

Got my wave 1 order in the mail on Friday. The stickers on the back of the box peeled off well - there was just a small bit of adhesive on the corner where I started to pull the sticker off. I did try using a paper towel that I had sprayed some goof off onto and gently rubbed that spot on one of the three figures and I noticed that the paper towel had started to "turn" black - clearly I was rubbing some aspect of the packaging's coloring off by trying to remove the adhesive residue with goof off, so I stopped. Didn't seem to "ruin" the packaging, but I wasn't going to risk it.

The Force Awakens / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: September 27, 2015, 12:01 AM »
Got a $10 Kohls rewards certificate in the mail, so I went into my local store to see if there was anything worth getting - found both the First Order Snowtrooper and Resistance Pilot Asty - they were on "sale" for $10.79 - but thanks to the coupon, they ended up being $5.79 each which is a bit more reasonable.

They did also have Ezra and Kanan, but I passed on them - they'll be peg warming everywhere as soon as Wave 2 hits, so I'm not inclined to pay Kohls prices for those two...

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" Wave 3?
« on: September 24, 2015, 12:18 AM »
I am growing concerned about the availability of this line. There are five Walmarts between where I live and I work and I have yet to even catch one of the wave 1 figures in a store. I have a set coming via the website, but I'm not looking forward to the goo-gone surgery I'm going to have to perform on them.  >:(

I hope the follow-up waves are easier to find...

I am really confused on the case assortments after Wave 1. I keep seeing people posting about finding the Asty/Plank wave but no one ever bothers to mention what other figures are in that wave, which I assume is Wave 2. Is that the same wave with the Ezra and Kanan repacks?

The Asty, Sarco Plank wave also has the repacks of Kanan, Ezra and the First Order Stormtrooper (with a new/different weapon part). It also contains a sorta repack of the First Order Snowtrooper (the "first" release is with the First Order Snowspeeder) but this version is not an officer. So the breakdown is:
  • 3 new TFA figs
  • 1 repack TFA fig
  • 2 repack Rebels figs

That wave is Wave 2 of the Snow/Desert figures...

The repackaged Inquisitor is part of Wave 2 of the Jungle/Space figures, that wave is:
  • Kylo Ren (repack with new build-a-weapon piece)
  • General Hux
  • Goss Toowers
  • PZ-4C0
  • Guavian Enforcer
  • The Inquisitor (Rebels figure repack)

As far as I know, when it comes to the Build-a-Weapon waves, this is all we know about right now...

The Force Awakens / Re: Exclusive TFA Resistance X-Wing Fighter (Blue)
« on: September 16, 2015, 06:33 PM »
Could be nothing, could just be a coincidence, but this version of the X-Wing is in an online WalMart commercial...

Just go to 7 seconds in and watch from there, it will cut to a Father and Son walking in a field and the kid is clearly holding the White/Blue version of the Hasbro X-Wing.

It's possible that Hasbro & Lego just sent WalMart a bunch of stuff for the commercials and it's an oversight, but it could mean that the White/Blue X-Wing is a WalMart exclusive.

The Kylo Ren/First Order Stormtrooper/ANH Princess Leia figure links no longer appear to be valid - maybe it wasn't intended to be up or was resulting in too many phone calls about the items.

Hopefully it doesn't mean that sales on the first wave haven't been "brisk" enough to warrant a 2nd wave.

Got mine yesterday! Thanks Paul!!!

The Force Awakens / Re: Force Friday: What are You Buying?
« on: September 10, 2015, 05:02 PM »
Sorry, I may have misspoke. I don't collect the regular figures and its confusing because they all come with goofy pack ins now. I was referring to whichever line has Ezra in it in the next wave...maybe it is the basic figure line?

I heard they included his lightsaber for this release, so I really want that one. None of the Kohl's around here got them though.

Ok - yeah - Armor-up and Build-a-Weapon are two different price-points/sub-lines. I wish I had taken a better look at the Ezra I saw in person last night at Kohls - the ONLY figure I would have considered paying $11.99 for was the First Order Snowtrooper - so was disappointed that the only figure I found was the Ezra re-pack. If he does include his blaster/lightsaber combo weapon, that would make for a moderately compelling reason to buy this repack...

Edit: Swung by another Kohls on my way home from work tonight, the ONLY figure I would consider paying $11.99 would be the First Order Snowtrooper but alas, that figure always seems to be missing - did see Ezra, Kanan and Asty tonight though. Anyway - Ezra DOES INDEED feature a new accessory - his custom lightsaber! So that's a very cool addition and certainly makes buying this figure just to open to complete the build-a-weapon much more easier to swallow (although not by much)

The Force Awakens / Re: Force Friday: What are You Buying?
« on: September 10, 2015, 07:51 AM »
Disappointing thst they don't have any of the Second wave of BS 6" figures, nor the second wave of Armor Up guys, nor the Mission Series 2-packs. All of that stuff has been found in stores already. Just not many. I would have bought all that...

Wait... I addition to Wave 2 of the Build-a-Weapon Jungle/Space/Desert/Snow figures there's already a second wave of the Armor-up figures? And they have been found? Who's in wave 2?

LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: September 8, 2015, 09:18 PM »
Grabbed the new TFA Falcon over the weekend from the local LEGO store to rack up some VIP points. Had a great convo with some of the employees about it too. They showed me the display model and talked about how fun it was to build, and actually showed me all of the differences when I said I thought it was the same as the last model from 2011.

Nice! Compared to customer support at, oh I dunno, say Toys R US this past weekend, my best Force Friday interactions were with the folks at my local Lego Store - happy to help, happy to talk Lego, etc... Lego certainly knows what it's doing when it comes to customer service IMHO.

LEGO / Re: LEGO 2015
« on: September 8, 2015, 09:16 PM »
The Grievous figure is AMAZING. I am holding off on getting more of these constructable figures because I'm thinking there may be promos between now and the movie coming out and I'm going to want to have Star Wars sets I need to still pick up - but I can't wait to see if Darth Vader is as good as the Grievous one.

Out of the mini-fig scale stuff, I've completed Kylo Ren's transport, the First Order Troop Transport, the First Order Snow Speeder and Rey's Speeder. Not disappointed in any of the sets so far, fun builds, unique/different designs from what we've gotten before in the Star Wars line, which is always welcome. I've put off the TIE, X-Wing and Falcon for last, gonna spread out when I put them together - but I think the X-Wing will be next...  ;D

LEGO / Re: LEGO 2015
« on: September 6, 2015, 02:35 PM »
Awesome! Good to know, it was the one constructible figure I bought on Friday!

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