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The Bullpen / Re: Thor: The Toys!
« on: September 23, 2013, 12:46 PM »
Nice! Where did you find those, Pete?

Oh - sorry - didn't mean to omit that from my post - it was at the Toys R Us near where I work....

The Bullpen / Re: Thor: The Toys!
« on: September 23, 2013, 11:31 AM »
Picked up a complete set of five figures from wave 1 of the Thor: The Dark World figure line - they only had one Dark Elf figure and from the case assortments it looks like that's all there is in the wave 1 case.

Are any more figures planned for this line or is this it?

The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: Amazon Vintage TIE Interceptor
« on: September 15, 2013, 08:56 AM »
Mine arrived on Friday and were both packed in a bigger box, but were not in their protective white mailer boxes.

Thankfully, one of them arrived in nice shape while the other had some minor damage.

Kinda disappointed that mine didn't arrive in the white mailer boxes. I don't understand - they JUST went through this with the Slave I, why are similar mistakes being made again with this item? If Hasbro ships you the things in white protective cardboard boxes, ship them on to the customer that way.

It's not rocket science. Honestly.

I have VERY LITTLE hope of getting a set of the Droid Factory figures in MOC condition.

01 - Darth Sion (KOTOR2)
02 - Atris (KOTOR2)
03 - Kreia (KOTOR2)
04 - Carth Onasi (KOTOR)
05 - Canderous Ordo (KOTOR)
06 - Bao-Dur (KOTOR2)
07 - Mission Vao (KOTOR)
08 - Jolee Bindo (KOTOR)
09 - T3-M4 (KOTOR & KOTOR2)
10 - Visas Marr (KOTOR2)

(Yes, I'd love for them to go back and make more KOTOR/KOTOR2 figures)

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Future of Star Wars Collecting?
« on: September 10, 2013, 08:51 AM »
The way I read Adam's comments was that he feels that we will eventually end up with two lines:

6" Black Series (or whatever they call it) for collectors
3.75" 5POA Legends/Saga (or whatever they call it) for kids

He's saying that the highly articulated, highly detailed 3.75" line is going to go away - period.

I will be incredibly disappointed if the only way I can get EP7 figures is in the 5POA style.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series - 2013 Wave 1
« on: September 10, 2013, 08:47 AM »
I guess if my sense of amusement was that shallow, I'd be smiling too.

The existence of the 6" Black Series threatens the existence of the 3.75" Vintage/Black Series. I guess I'm shallow for wanting to see this line fail so that when the new movies start to come out, I still get 3.75" Vintage-quality figures of the new characters instead of poorly detailed 5POA ones.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series - 2013 Wave 1
« on: September 7, 2013, 10:02 AM »
I got a big smile on my face this past Thursday when I walked into my local TRU to see the entire wave 1 and an extra Luke and R2 just sitting on the shelves. Let the peg/shelf-warming begin!!!


LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: September 6, 2013, 10:05 PM »
Picked up the HH-87 Starhopper on my way home from work - what a fun little set. Joins my Z-95 Headhunter and Umbaran Mobile Canon as some of my favorite sets since they are the ONLY way I'll ever get characters like Pong Krell, Umbaran Soldiers and Raako Hardine in toy form.

I also purchased the AT-TE from using my $10 VIP rewards bucks I had banked so that I could also get the Clone Lieutenant mini-fig. So now I'm just left with needing Jabba's Sail Barge, Republic Gunship, Advent Calendar and Ewok Village (now that the final wave of Planet Sets are cancelled) to be "done" with 2013 sets.

LEGO / Re: Lego 2013
« on: September 6, 2013, 10:01 PM »
I don't understand, why can't just carry them?

When asked  they've said outright that no more The Old Republic figures are planned.

Well that just stinks. I have been hoping for Satele Shan and the Smuggler from the trailer videos for a while.

Hopefully they'll eventually come back to KOTOR/KOTOR2/TOR as viable source material for figures.

The TRU near where I work had two of these this morning. Last week - after making some 3.75" Black Series purchases I was presented with two "$5 off a $25 or more purchase" coupons.

So I was fully intending on buy both X-Wings and using both coupons.

One X-Wing was absolutely perfect. The other had dented corner.

When the cashier was ringing up the mint one - he insisted that he take it from me to put it in a bag. I hesitantly agreed and then he proceeded to drop it.  >:(

So needless to say, I'm still in the market for a MIB one and I'm hoping I find it this week as the coupons expire Friday...

Got my two Slave-Is yesterday - both arrived shipped in the white mailer box, both in pretty good shape except one of them had a ding on one of the corners - so that's the one I opened.

Pretty disappointed that the Han in Carbonite block isn't new or built on the Jar Jar Carbonite block mold...

LEGO / Re: Lego 2013
« on: August 20, 2013, 07:02 PM »
I can't wait to get that speeder with Maul and the Maul Mandalorians. I'm planning on picking it up next month when LEGO has the Blue Clone giveaway

It's a great set!

I'm holding off on getting the AT-TE or Gunship when they start the Clone Lieutenant promo. That way, I'll also get the VW Bus which will make for a great present to give that co-worker who helped me get the Holocron Droid...

LEGO / Re: Lego 2013
« on: August 16, 2013, 05:49 PM »
I got an e-mail from Lego that if I wanted to, starting today, using my VIP account, I can purchase the Ewok Village.

Seriously thinking about it....  ;D

Placed a pre-order for 2 cases of Wave 2 from EE today - and I found two Yavin Luke's and one Padme - so I just need to find another Padme and I'll be done with Wave 1, since I'm not getting any of the other figures in this wave until my Wave 2 cases ship....  :-\

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