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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" Wave 2
« on: December 11, 2015, 04:09 PM »
Do any of you guys happen to have extras of wave 2 you'd like to sell?

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).


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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« on: December 9, 2015, 07:06 PM »
I was a tad bit disappointed that instead of killing Ward, Coulson didn't bring him through the portal to face justice. Seemed like too much of a departure from the Coulson character to me.

While I've heard that the guy who plays Ward is a really nice guy and such, and I would hate to see him "out of a job", I'm glad that the "end of the road" is near when it comes to Ward on the show. The writers have suffered trying to figure out what to do with Ward once they had the Hydra reveal in Season 1 and with the way things ended in Season 2, they really wrote them into the corner with regards to him being redeemable.

My thinking is that *somehow* Ward is still "in there" and perhaps after the being inside him wrecks a lot of havoc and the SHIELD / Secret Warriors Team are unable to defeat it, Ward somehow reasserts himself so that the being (and the host, i.e. Ward) can be destroyed. Almost like an Anakin/Vader kind of redemption - he's done a lot of bad stuff, but in the end, his better nature won out and he was instrumental in defeating an even greater evil. Would be a nice, dignified way for an original cast member to exit the series.

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Pete - you might have missed Jeff's earlier note on this.  Looks like you have to put in the assortment #, not the individual item number or UPC.

Brickseek won't work unless you have the inventory # for the case assortment - 46173522.   That works...  but you won't be able to tell if it's Wave 1 or Wave 2 or whatever.  Just tells you that they have some type of Black Series 3.75" figures.   :-\

Of course, results may still vary.  I was at Walmart last night and they show 27 items in stock, but couldn't find them on the floor or in the stockroom.   :o

Thanks! Yeah - I knew about that number - but when I try it, it still tells me 0 in stock in stores where I know there are multiples of Luke, Vader, Chewie - and the in the case of one store, a lone ANH Celebration Leia still hanging on the pegs. So, it's definitely a mixed bag of success.


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The Force Awakens / Re: The Force Awakens 3.75" 'Armor Up' Assortment
« on: December 9, 2015, 12:55 PM »
Mine just pulled out of the main armor-up assembly.  There is a little tab that is hanging off the back of the helmet to slot it back in if you want.  Maybe it was supposed to be glued in there, but on mine it just popped off with minimal effort.

Ok thanks - I'll give it another try - I have two of the Armor Up Poe Dameron figures opened up - I got the 2nd so I could display him w/o the armor on - so if I "break" the spare set of armor I have it wouldn't be the end of the world....

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I got mine for $25 each shipped as well. Seller wanted more than $25, but since I was getting 4 of them was willing to come down on the price a bit...

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The Force Awakens / Re: The Force Awakens 3.75" 'Armor Up' Assortment
« on: December 9, 2015, 11:53 AM »
Didn't have a lot of time to compare the two figures but they do seem to be the same sculpt - I took one of the three Jungle Assortment Captain Phasma figures I have, removed the cape and the 2nd armor fit just fine.

Did see if the life-support box on the Poe Dameron figure that came with the X-Wing would detach easily and unfortunately, in that release of the figure, the part is glued in place - so putting the "spare" armor on that figure isn't an option unfortunately.

I got around to opening it last night and in reality, the "clip on armor" is a pretty complex item.  I had assumed it was a single piece of plastic with paint aps, but it's actually more than that.  There are a couple different parts on a clip-on harness thing and in Poe's case, the helmet is removable from the rest so he can wear it separate if you want. 

@Jeff - I could not see a way to remove the Helmet from the rest of the pieces that make up the complete "armor-up" piece - did you have to completely disassemble it to detach the helmet?

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Wasn't sure where to post this, figured this thread was as good as any, but just in case you are using BrickSeek to see if you should check a store for these or the Wave 3 TBS exclusives - don't bother. I have visual confirmation that putting in the item number for any of these figures individually produces inaccurate results - and it has nothing to do with being 24 hours out-of-sync like the site mentions.

The lesson here is that BrickSeek was designed to be a tool for finding Lego sets at these stores, I'm moderately confident that Lego sets do not come in assortments, they come in solid cases of each item - so inventory of Lego is theoretically much "simpler" than inventory of individual figures that come in an assorted case pack.

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The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Jungle/Space/Snow/Desert Line
« on: December 8, 2015, 06:58 PM »
Wonder if those slots will be repacks or if we'll see 6 more figures soon to be revealed?

I think there are two possibilities:

1) The three Space figures are army builders - the person who found the Hassk Thug, Han and 2nd Ren picked up the left-overs and someone beat them to all six of the Space figures from the case, but only bought 1 each of the Han, Thug and Ren figures; OR

2) The person who found the figures left the Space figures behind because they were all repacks

While the "hater of repacks" in me hopes that it's scenario #1 where the three Space figures are all new army builders worthy of getting multiples of, I know that is highly unlikely, especially combined with the fact that no 3-figure grouping yet has been 100% army-builders - the closest were Snow Wave 2 Asty/Stormtrooper/Snowtrooper and Space Wave 1 Poe/Resistance Trooper/TIE Pilot.


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The Force Awakens / Re: The Force Awakens 3.75" 'Armor Up' Assortment
« on: December 8, 2015, 10:46 AM »
Picked up the Toys R Us Exclusive Armor-up Captain Phasma and Poe Dameron figures this morning. Just opened each of them up at my desk - the Poe Dameron "armor" is pretty neat, the life-support box on the front of his flight-suit detaches and then plugs into a slot on the armor, so at least they made the effort to have these two armor options for him fully integrate with the figure.

The Phasma clip-on armors are okay, but I don't really understand the point of these - someone in armor, putting on more armor.  :-\

I don't have one of the regular carded versions of Phasma with me to compare, but I want to say that these two figures of her might be slightly different from each other, later tonight when I'm home I'll compare the two...

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
« on: December 3, 2015, 05:56 PM »
I had read rumors about Lex taking the corpse of Zod and turning him into Doomsday and I had genuinely hoped that was not what they were going to end up doing. Well, turns out that IS what they are doing. Turns out that when Michael Shannon slipped about being in the movie and then they had to back-peddle, it was really the truth - the "flippers" he said he had for hands were probably appendages they put on his arms for the motion capture process, to track more accurately where the longer arms of Doomsday would/should be... *sigh*

The trailer did nothing to change my opinion that this movie will be a whole lotta "meh".

In stark contrast when I saw the Captain America: Civil War trailer, I was blown away - that moment near the end when Steve says "I'm sorry Tony, but he's my friend" and then Tony says "But so was I..." and then the two-on-one fight with Steve, Bucky and Iron Man summed up everything we needed to know about the movie and conveyed the dramatic weight of the conflict between Cap and Iron Man perfectly.

When it comes to Batman v. Superman, I still just think to myself "who cares?" - we have never seen these two guys work together so why couldn't they start off hating each other initially. There was the brief Iron Man/Cap/Thor fight in the first Avengers movie but emphasis on BRIEF. So if the "versus" part of Batman v. Superman is really only a small part near the beginning with the majority of the film centered around the heroes having to put their differences aside, team up with Wonder Woman and fight Doomsday, I think a lot of people are going to feel mislead considering the name of the movie implies it would be about Batman versus Superman.

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The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Jungle/Space/Snow/Desert Line
« on: December 3, 2015, 11:45 AM »
Boring yes - but most definitely a smart move. That puts the entire carded 5POA line out for people to buy right as the movie is coming out. From a "I don't have anything yet" standpoint - it also makes a lot of sense allowing someone to get "caught up".

Not a bad deal IMHO since this is what you'd end up with for $200:
  • 22 Unique Figures
  • 1 Extra First Order Stormtrooper
  • 1 Extra Kylo Ren
  • 8 Unique Build-a-Weapons


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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: December 1, 2015, 11:32 AM »
I agree with a lot of you have said - stopping and getting out of the truck was ridiculous. There's something to be said for putting your foot on the gas and mowing them over. Truck vs. men & motorcycles, gee, I can't possibly think of which would "win". The guys with the motorcycles would be too busy getting out of your way to get a good clean shot off.

It's almost like the writers said "well Darryl is going to stop the truck because he'd be worried about one of their gunshots making the gas truck explode". I'm SO sick of the bull**** Hollywood myth that shooting a gas tank causes instant explosion. Every writer that falls for that cliche, needs to be sat down and forced to watch the Myth Busters episode (shame on the Discovery channel for the spelling error of "Expoding" instead of "Exploding") where they proved that shooting a car's gas tank with a gun caused nothing other than the bullet to go in one side and out the other. So yeah, maybe the gun shots would have punctured the tank, but it would have just meant that they were leaking gas, nothing more.

Jessie's older son getting the jump on Carl? Holy cow, how ridiculous - something that happened solely to move the plot along because having this group bunker-down in Jessie's house is "boring".

And Jessie's younger son? He must have a learning disorder or something. What makes that kid think "this would be a great time for me to call to my mom" and where the hell is Jessie's brain not to just squeeze his hand to give him a signal to shut the hell up? Maybe Jessie did think of doing that and realized that her precious little moron wouldn't have gotten the hint.

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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Disney Buys LFL
« on: December 1, 2015, 11:10 AM »
Or they read the script and said, "good Lord I'm not having my name on that!"

+1

While I can respect Ron Howard for "having George's back" - I think this is far more likely - poor script which bore very little resemblance to the story telling of the OT combined with the fact that Lucas probably had grand visions of shooting the entire movie on a green sound stage and having ILM digitally add all of the backgrounds and digital characters.

Keep in mind Lucas and Lucasfilm would have still been the PRODUCER of the film, and if your producer is trying to sell you on a 100% computer generated set, as a director you may not be inclined to say "Yes".

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" Wave 2
« on: November 30, 2015, 05:46 PM »
Hit up a few WalMarts on the way into work and I was able to score everything I wanted plus a full set for another local collector/member of this site.

I have only opened up the First Order Stormtrooper so far and it is a fantastic figure. It really is a shame that more figures can't be like this.

Two things bother me about how Wave 2 has been "handled" so far...
1) There should have been NO carry-forward figures from Wave 1. Will Wave 1 & 2 figures be carried forward into the Wave 3 case? That seems like a huge mistake.
2) The online ordering option, contrary to the original press release, was never made available. Why not?



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The Force Awakens / Re: LE Empire Magazine with Kylo Ren Figure
« on: November 24, 2015, 04:06 PM »
Meh - guess I'm losing my collector "drive" - maybe if this had been the Walmart SA version or something different altogether, but since this is just the Jungle/Space assortment version of the figure, this is just an unnecessary packaging variant of a moderately nice figure that I already have 2x in packaging and 5x open. In other words - easy pass.

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