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LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: October 9, 2014, 01:11 AM »
When I stopped at a Toys R Us today (looking for the Rebels 3-pack) I struck up a conversation with the employee who rang me up and it turns out he had already set up the bags of parts for this weekend's mini-Ghost build, so he gave me a bag and instruction sheet.

Not an amazing design, but still a neat little attempt to do the Ghost at this micro-mini scale. Also glad I don't have to go during the build hours and jockey for the parts among throngs of screaming kids...

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: October 8, 2014, 06:13 PM »
Picked up two of the Toys R Us Rebels 3-packs today - took advantage of the Buy-one-get-one-50%-off deal they have running right now.

Got my two Snowspeeder Pilot Wedge figures from Amazon already. They arrived in "OK" condition - hopefully, I'll be able to find one in better shape at Target, TRU or WalMart at some point...

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
« on: September 25, 2014, 02:09 PM »
what the heck - I just got an e-mail notification from Entertainment Earth that they cancelled my order for TBS Wedge from this wave...

guess I'll have to roll the dice on Amazon...

Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars: Rebels - Class II Vehicles
« on: September 25, 2014, 01:17 PM »
Picked up the Sith Inquisitor's Prototype TIE and the AT-DP at the TRU near my work yesterday. They had the Phantom too - but I left it since I mostly wanted to take advantage of the BOGO40%Off sale that TRU is running right now. I also used a $5 coupon I had which brought the cost for the two vehicles down to $34 (including tax).

Haven't had a chance to open them yet, I'm sure once I get my hands on the AT-DP driver or Inquisitor figures, I'll get more excited about these vehicles....

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: U2
« on: September 23, 2014, 01:29 AM »
It's really the worst collection of songs they've ever released? Not trying to start anything but as a longtime fan myself, I find that hard to believe. Everyone has their own tastes, but there's a couple songs on here, Iris for one, that are as good as it gets.

Fair enough - I will grab Iris off my cloud storage and give it another chance.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: U2
« on: September 22, 2014, 08:59 AM »
What if it was something truly offensive?  Propaganda or something?  I think that's the source of the outrage.  If iTunes can push one album onto your iPhone without your permission, they can push ANY album onto your iPhone without your permission.

As a long time fan of U2, believe me when I say this WAS something truly offensive - the album is the worst collection of songs they have ever released. After listening to the album all the way through twice, I prompty deleted the songs from my iPhone.

You know what they say about "you get what you pay for"? Well clearly there's a reason why this album is being given out for free.

Middle Earth / Re: LOTR LEGO
« on: September 9, 2014, 07:34 PM »
They did this last year iirc where Hobbit's the focus, then LOTR will be back, and so on and so forth.

I will be incredibly surprised if that ends up being the case - like iFett said - I believe Lego LOTR is pretty much done. It's not being carried at either WalMart or Target and the stuff doesn't move at Toys R Us...

Collect All 92! / Re: Rancor Keeper
« on: August 27, 2014, 08:41 PM »
The fact he's been done twice is definitely a head-scratcher.

My guess would be that he was originally intended to be part of the new Rancor release and he got cut from that set due to costs - and there was no way the Luke figure was going to get cut.

So instead of throwing away the sculpt, they put him in the Build-a-Droid line with the hopes that him having a droid part would help him sell with the folks looking to complete the droid.

The newer version IS a great looking figure though...

Would definitely love to see them put that kind of effort into a new Yak Face.

The Bullpen / Re: LEGO Makes Theirs Marvel
« on: August 27, 2014, 08:38 PM »
Decided to hold off on the Rocket Raccoon set from SDCC for a bit - I think the prices on eBay have gotten a tad bit ridiculous ($170+) and are sure to drop off even if it takes a little while.

So instead, I've resumed my efforts to make my Lego Marvel collection as "complete" as possible - so I picked up the following:

Avengers Quinjet Aerial Battle
Avengers Quinjet Mini Polybag
Thor w/Cosmic Cube Polybag
Iron Man vs Fighting Drone Polybag

Eyeing up the Polybag Iron Patriot and Hawkeye sets now - those are a tad bit more expensive on the secondary market...

At some point I'm going to have to bite the bullet and pick up the Wolverine Helicopter Showdown, Hulk Helicarrier Breakout and Spider-man's Doc Ock Ambush sets - all three of which have gone up quite a bit on the secondary market...  :-\

The Bullpen / Re: LEGO Makes Theirs Marvel
« on: August 22, 2014, 06:37 PM »
Got the Guardians of the Galaxy Collector mini-figure from SDCC.

Neat little touch is that he comes with an "accessory" that is comprised of a black round single stud-clear red round single stud-black round single stud "sandwich" which represents the Ether given to him at the end of Thor: The Dark World by Sif and Volstagg.

I jumped over to EE and checked my pre-order status = "Off Web - September 2014"

Not a good sign...   Not sure if they pulled it because they over-sold or if it's getting cancelled.   :-\

Thanks Jeff for the insight (both in this thread and the Wave 5 one)

It's actually getting quite difficult to keep track of everything that's going on - it couldn't be more obvious to me that they are just in absolute disarray over at Hasbro with how to handle this line.

Case of 12 is up for pre-order at EE, with free shipping too!  September expected date.

2x #01 R5-G19
2x #02 Luke (Wampa'd Face)
2x #03 Darth Vader
2x #04 Darth Malgus
2x #05 Starkiller
2x #06 Yoda

Did they pre-sell out or take it down for another reason?

Can someone please explain to me what exactly is going on with the 3.75" Black Series?

The Wave 5 case has a horrible ratio, but somehow, EE can offer individual figures like Ree Yees and the Skiff Guard for sale individually, how is that possible? Are they getting solid case re-packs of these figures? Are the figures you're going to get when you order them individually going to be in the new "Blue" Black Series TIE Pilot cardbacks?

What is this "Case of 18" that I've read about - I know it's cancelled, but are the Wave 6 and 7s that have been mentioned are what's coming instead? If so, for example, why does EE only have for sale individually the R5-G19 and Hoth Luke, but not Malgus and Starkiller?


LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: August 15, 2014, 03:02 PM »
Pete, if you can, try to hold out another month for those larger sets. Rumor is LEGO Shop is doing a 3x VIP Promotion in the first half of October. I'm planning on getting the Cantina and either the AT-AT or the Star Destroyer then.

I put together the new Snowspeeder the other day, fun little set. Not worth $30 though.

Thanks for the tip! Yeah - I'll definitely wait then - I still have $20 in rewards points sitting too...

Agreed on the Snowspeeder - interesting when I picked it up, it's spot on the shelf was right next to the AT-RT set which has only 57 or so pieces less and sells for $19.99 - so those 57 pieces are worth $10? Seems a bit extreme, at most this set should have been $24.99 or this wave's $19.99 set.

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