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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.

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.

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...

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.

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....

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

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.

TV-9D9 / Re: The Clone Wars - Season Five Discussion Thread
« on: November 2, 2013, 11:11 PM »
I got Season 5 on BluRay for my birthday today. I am curious to see if the voice-synching is as noticeably off as has been reported. I hope not, that is inexcusable IMO.

Let me know what you find McMetal - I've been holding off picking it up as a result of the original reports that the audio synch was off...

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Amazon Droid Factory Multi-Pack
« on: November 2, 2013, 12:08 PM »
Though, I'm a bit puzzled as I really couldn't take apart the other droid.

I was as well.

Am I remembering it wrong? I thought Dooku's Pilot Droid was supposed to be the other Build-a-Droid in the first wave of 12 figures. Right?!

I took my receipts for both the Scanning Crew sets and the Ewok Catapults and I was able to get them to do a price adjustment and get back $4 on every item purchased. Relatively effortless...

Well of the Souls / Re: Hasbro List Of Cancelled Toys :(
« on: October 30, 2013, 09:50 PM »
Did the "lost wave" of Indy figures that was sold as a SDCC exclusive two years back not do well or something?

Seems to me that if these were tooled, they could have kept doing those kinds of 6-packs for a while based on that list.

I wonder if they would ever consider enlisting Amazon to sell a 6-pack of Indiana Jones figures in the same way that Amazon is now selling the Droid Factory 6-pack?

Either that or they're holding them back in hopes that Indiana Jones 5 eventually comes out and they can trot out all of the figures they developed as a way of making the line more robust.

If we never get any of those, it will certainly be a shame.

This doesn't surprise me at all - they probably had an EU Sith Witch figure on tap for the Vintage line and when something VERY SIMILAR to that design showed up in the Clone Wars cartoon, they said "close enough" and used her as a stand-in for Mother Talzin. If you look at the figure - it's definitely a Vintage-quality figure.

Got my two cases of Wave 2 from EE yesterday.

Don't mind the Mara Jade head sculpt as much as I thought I would. The hair is a bit ridiculous, but it is what it is...

Disappointing that they didn't fix the Clonetrooper.

The stars of the wave are Luminara and Pablo Jill. I am still getting at least two openers of all collector-quality 3.75" figures - so I'll definitely be on the look-out for another Pablo Jill to open. Not worried about Luminara though since she'll be in the Wave 3 case, which I also plan on ordering 2 of.

I had such high hopes for this line to be something DIFFERENT than what the Vintage line became where the only way to ensure I got the figures was to order by-the-case, two waves in and we're already there with the Black Series - maybe I'll be shocked, but there are WAY too many Biker Scouts, Biggs Darklighters, Anakin Skywalkers and Darth Vaders out there right now for many stores to be ordering any more - and of course all of these figures are shipping again in Wave 2 so Hasbro's stupidity is once again going to get them into trouble.

How hard is it to just have six figure waves and ship them at 2x per case? It's a collector line, why not package them with collectors in mind?

Jeff, I think the adjustment window is only around a week or so. Your best bet might be to buy new sets on sale, and return them with your original receipts.

That's what I was afraid of... I'll save $12 if I can get the price adjustment, but I could waste that much in gas driving to/from Kmart a couple times a week looking for them again over the next month.  I may just cut my losses and be glad I found them already.  :P

That's my thinking as well - I might TRY to go to my local Kmart with my receipts to see if they'll do an adjustment, but beyond that I'm not going to worry about it even though it would mean getting almost $50 back.  :-X

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
« on: October 25, 2013, 01:21 PM »
Why isn't that picture in the Top 5 hotties?

Reading her bio, this show is really her first real acting gig. She seems to be a Chinese pop star. I always thought she was a Latina.

Me too - I found this on YouTube -

Not my cup of tea, and since it's 2 years old, I don't think it was anyone else's either... hopefully things work out for her on Agents of SHIELD.

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