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Picked up a pair of INCs at my local Five Below on Monday - they were well picked over, so those two were the only ones left and the only figures worth getting. Was hoping for a few more INCs, but these two bring my count of opened INCs up to 10 so if I never find any more it's not like it's a big deal.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Everything Rebelscum
« on: December 21, 2013, 10:53 AM »
The only AFA items I have in my collection is the cancelled 2nd wave of Walmart Cantina Figures (the wave that contained Dr. Evazan)

Anyway, nothing was wrong with the figures and the scores were good, but I was horrified to see that on the grading label for Evazan they misspelled the figure name as Evazam.

So I called up AFA and asked if there was anything they would do to fix it and they told me that since I wasn't the person who paid for the grading they wouldn't talk to me and if I had been the one who paid for the grading, I would have had to send it back, authorize for them to break the case (which risks damaging the item) and pay for them to re-grade. So they recommended I send it back to the seller.

I basically told them that they were a joke and that I would never waste my money on their bull**** service.

I still have the piece and it's my representative example of why AFA grading doesn't mean crap.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Official Television Thread
« on: December 16, 2013, 11:50 PM »
Is anybody a fan of Homeland? Last night's season finale didn't have quite the "bang" of last season, it was still quite a shock - though it had the feel of a series finale more than a season finale.

I agree - I kinda wish it was ending instead of them continuing on.

Maybe they plan on going in a completely different direction with Season 4 - I'll still watch, but it seems to me like the story of the two major characters should be over....

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Got my two Plagueis figures from Hasbro Toy Shop today - great figure - glad to be done with Wave 3!

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
« on: December 14, 2013, 04:36 PM »
It's actually broken into 6 different case assortments with with one new figure per case. The other 11 figures are Anakin from the first wave.

Awesome! Looks like Hasbro is finally getting their case assortments RIGHT for a change!

 ::)

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Amazon Droid Factory Multi-Pack
« on: December 9, 2013, 04:56 PM »
I just ordered another two sets myself - the price is too good to pass up.

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Awesome - I just scored Plagueis! I also threw in another Neyo and Wookie - to bring my army builders of those up to four each. So now I am done with the wave!

@Rob - yes, I used the discount two days ago and then again today...

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With the current deal, it doesn't even need to be $50.  So, if Plagieus pops up tomorrow you can just buy him with the discount and free shipping.  I bought the 6" Han and Vizam and that was it.

Oh - great to know - thanks!!

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Picked up an order of Wookiees and Clones to supplement the ones I'll get in my Wave 3 cases. Also picked up an extra Mace Windu and Vizam - so with the 25% offer and free shipping on orders over $50, I ended up spending less than $50 for 6 figures - not bad at all.

Wish I had been able to catch Plageuis in stock, but oh well - hopefully he'll be carried forward into the Wave 4 case so there will be additional chances to pick him up.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: 16 Most Useless SW Figures
« on: November 19, 2013, 06:20 PM »
I would like to see him write an article about the 16 characters that would make USEFUL Star Wars action figures that have never been made as action figures before.

I think he would be extremely hard-pressed to find any.

His facts are also off. For example, Hasbro created the Jocasta Nu figure with the intent that it would be this past summer's convention exclusive (SDCC & CE2) and Hasbro Toy Shop (or whatever branch of Hasbro runs the Hasbro "store" at these events) actually PASSED on the item. Hasbro passed on it's own product. Not that I'm a huge fan of Brian's Toys, but they were the ones who stepped in and committed to purchase the required Minimum-Order-Quantity of getting this already developed item produced.

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Noticed that Amazon had most of Wave 2 listed as in-stock and available with free shipping - so I grabbed the additional Pablo Jill, R2-D2, Stormtrooper and 41st Elite Corps Clonetrooper I wanted from this wave. Don't need to worry about Mara or Luminara since they are in my Wave 3 cases I ordered from EE - in fact, I'll have an extra of both of those....  :-\

I just don't have a lot of faith that this wave is going to show up in my stores locally. Too much Wave 1 on all the pegs...


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The stores in my area are clogged with Wave 1 Black Series and Vintage Series hold-overs, so I have very little hope of Wave 2 showing up at my local Target stores. Like Jesse, I'm just looking for an extra Pablo Jill. I also wouldn't mind an extra R2-D2 and a couple more Stormtroopers either.

I went ahead and ordered two cases of Wave 3 today - so I'll be good on the Stormtroopers, but the Pablo Jill and R2 figures, I'll have to get elsewhere.

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The Wookiee Arcade / Re: Star Wars Angry Birds II
« on: November 9, 2013, 11:08 PM »
I finally caved and got this game.

I also wanted to check out how Telepods worked and I picked up the Jedi vs. Sith set at Target since it's on sale this week.

Nice gimmick, but totally not needed to play the game.

The different attacks that the birds/pigs have are pretty clever and a great variation on the Angry Birds theme.

So my advice would be definitely spend the $0.99 to get the game, and only if you really want to be able to swap in a specific character, pick up the Telepod version....

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Thor (Movie & Sequels)
« on: November 8, 2013, 04:21 PM »
Is Chuck really Fandral? What happened to the original guy?

The original guy is Prince Charming in Once Upon a Time and it was a scheduling conflict.

Levi does fine

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Thor (Movie & Sequels)
« on: November 7, 2013, 11:14 PM »
Just saw it tonight. Don't want to say too much. This one is on-par or possibly even better than the first Thor movie. There are some really great moments of humor injected into the story.

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