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I'm seeing that this wave is hitting with much more frequency than the Wave 2 case did. Which if you're looking purely for TFA characters, this is the case to find/get - with 2x of Kylo Ren, Finn, Rey & Poe, plus 1x of the FO Stormtrooper, it's definitely a good case from that standpoint. I would have thought that only 1 FO Stormtrooper per case would have been a bad thing, but so far, from my experience, the FO Stormtrooper seems to be the third most likely figure to still be sitting around when you find remnants of a case - with Luke being #1, Han being #2 and Kylo Ren being #4...

The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" First Order Legion 7-Pack Box Set
« on: January 9, 2016, 12:00 PM »
Just got the sets I ordered - one to keep in package, two to open...

I've only opened the Desert quadrant of my first opener box so far since that gives me access to the Riot and Heavy Artillery troopers - both are great, really wish they had just released these as single carded figures. Like why couldn't the 2nd Stormtrooper that came out have omitted the blaster and included the baton and shield instead? What could the difference in cost have been pennies?

The Heavy Artillery Trooper armor vest is very cool - probably could get it off and put it on a SA trooper, but I'm not going to bother - maybe if the TBS line at WalMart sticks around, Hasbro will release a SA version of this character just by combining the 5POA version's accessories with the SA trooper figure, seems like a no brainer if you ask me.

Found a case of Wave 3 last night on my way home from work - so I grabbed the Rey/BB-8 out of it since I hadn't picked her up yet. Originally I was only going to get First Order characters, but that darn Poe/Stormtrooper 2-pack prompted me to want to get a set of the heroes, so I'm probably going to order Chewie from Hasbro Toy Shop and also pick up Han when I finally stumble onto that wave.

Not sure if I want to bother with the Guavian Enforcer or Constable Zuvio - I suppose if I pick up a Zuvio, I'd be helping "the cause" hehe

Okay - so in order to get free shipping from Hasbro Toy Shop, I went ahead and picked up the 6" Chewie, Pilot Poe Dameron and Guavian Enforcer figures. I know several locations locally where Zuvio is still hanging around, so I'll pick him up on the way home tonight... Then all I'll need for TFA 6" 'completeness' will be to find Asty, Han, Finn and the Flametrooper as well as pick up one of those big TIEs (still not sure about that one).

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Petition to have Lucas direct Episode IX
« on: January 8, 2016, 07:21 PM »
Proof that it's impossible to please all fans. There's the group that hated the Prequels, the group that prefers the Prequels, the group that hates TFA, the group that hates the Special Editions, etc....

I wonder how many people end up overlapping into many of the "hate X, Y or Z" groups. Like I'd love to meet and talk with someone that hates the special editions, hates the prequels and hates TFA, but would love to have George Lucas back to direct EP9. Their logic (or lack of it) that justifies their position would be truly amusing to behold.

Hasbro probably won't make too much more from TFA.

I agree. There's the next two waves of both 5POA assortments. One more wave of WalMart's TBS 3.75" and a handful of new Armor-up and 2-pack sets. I think that's going to be "it" for TFA-focus of the line.

I doubt we ever get "old lady Leia" in figure form and if rumors are true that Luke and Rey have scenes on that island right at the beginning of EP8, then I would think the first wave for EP8 will include Luke and a repack of Rey from the end of TFA. I could see them maybe doing a "EP8 Preview" 2-pack or something with those two characters in it for Christmas next year.

I decided to hold on to the extra Kylo since the changes are fairly significant in my mind and I like having both.  :)

Just out of curiosity, what are your plans for the 6" Rey?  ;)

On a positive note I have a set of TBS wave 3 figures that I just picked up this morning for anyone who is interested, please send me a PM if you are, thanks.

Update: The set of Poe, Rey & Finn are now claimed...

The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" First Order Legion 7-Pack Box Set
« on: January 7, 2016, 07:40 PM »
Just got an Amazon email that my new estimated delivery date is Tuesday, January 12th.

I did as well.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Black Series Rumors
« on: January 6, 2016, 09:06 PM »
OMG - that's amazing! We need to start a collecting site dedicated to the prognostications of Jesse's crystal ballsack - immediately!!!

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Black Series Rumors
« on: January 6, 2016, 05:57 PM »
Definitely 6" figures - tell-tale signs:
1) Kylo Ren's Lightsaber - only the 6" version that came with the first 6" version released had that single-piece blade that can be removed from the hilt. The K-Mart Starkiller Base version featured a lightsaber with non-removeable blades, as does the smaller 3.75" version
2) the knees - specifically looking at the Poe figure - looks like the 6" knee design and not the "ball-pin-joint" style of the 3.75" figures.

That being said, there's no reason why the digital sculpts for many of the 6" figures couldn't be down-scaled to 3.75" - so I wouldn't be surprised if we did get that version of Poe, I also think we might get Finn in his Armor and Rey in the end-of-the-movie outfit as well - makes sense to get the three new main heroes in their two outfits from the movie...

I had Wave 1 out on Force Friday here, and they sold oddly well, but then another shipment hit and sorta sold steadily but then hit a stagnant point and then blew out on the weekend TFA released ultimately.  They got TONS of both shipments of wave 1 in too.  I don't recall those ever being available online either were they?  Nobody was really looking for them though either so maybe they were and just nobody cared?  I watched the wave 2/3 like a hawk online just incase, but yeah.

Yes, Wave 1 was available for ordering online and when my local WalMarts were completely void of them, I ordered a single set from the website just to cover my MIB/MOC/MIP collection. We didn't get them in stores until late Sept/early Oct in my area - and Wave 1 did hit in much greater quantity than Waves 2 or (so far) Wave 3.

SW 6" stuff is on clearance at Gamestop now...I picked up a Han/Tauntaun and Speeder Bike Deluxe set for $15 each. Hard to resist at that price!

Nice! I know where I'm stopping on the way home tonight!

I would hope that one of them is TFA Han Solo - but like IndySolo said, the Blue code word was the SnowTrooper Commander at TRU, so maybe the "Blue Battler" is a SA regular SnowTrooper - which I wouldn't mind one bit, I think it's a great update to the design.

Another thought I had for the secondary hero could be one of the other pilots or maybe the secondary outfit of one of the main three new heroes - Poe had the Resistance outfit from the beginning, Finn was in his Stormtrooper armor and Rey of course has her outfit from the end of the movie - all three of those are fair game for SA treatment, would seem odd to get another version of a Wave 3 character in Wave 4, but you never know...

LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: January 2, 2016, 10:38 AM »
Hit up my local Lego store yesterday morning. Was pretty disappointed that they didn't have more of the new Star Wars sets. No sign of any OT, PT or Rebels sets - all they had were the buildable figures, the Resistance Transport, Battle or Takodana and the First Order Snowspeeder Microfighter.

Was really hoping to pick up the Carbon Freeze Chamber and new Hoth set.

They seemed more interested in promoting the new Nexo Knights line and the Ghostbusters firehouse, which is neat, but not $350 neat.

Fault equally lies with Hasbro and their case pack ratios. I'm still convinced that there is no coincidence between a wave that consisted of an even breakdown of each figure in the case was offered online, yet all subsequent waves which do not feature a similar even breakdowns have not. sells thousands of products - even case pack ratio allows inventory control to say "we're getting 1000 cases and there are 4 Luke Skywalkers in the case therefore put that item on the site up with an available quantity of 4000".

Variations in case pack ratio prevent that sort of simplification.

There was no reason for wave 1 to be all repacks/rereleases, they should have limited these waves to 2 new figures/1 rerelease and evenly packed them at 4x per case. With 1/3 of the case using pre-existing molds that should have kept the cost per wave down.

I can't imagine how difficult it's going to be to get the 4th wave of these things with the 3.75" SA Captain Phasma packed at 2x or 1x per case.

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