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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: November 16, 2014, 12:27 AM »
Nice score Pete!

I managed to find another Chopper on a better card to keep for my MOC collection, at Target after work, so that was cool.

One thing I've noticed already is that this smaller packaging is a lot more prone to damage than previous versions. I've seen wrinkled cards, badly warped cards, and more than a few crushed or cracked bubbles, almost like the plastic is more brittle.

I've noticed that as well - I totally lucked out with the 12 I found - they must have come from a incredibly pristine case, but I found openers of Kanan, Ezra, Stormtrooper, Jedi Luke, Snowtrooper and Clone Wars Obi-wan - and those weren't in good condition at all...

Can't wait to find openers of Chopper and the Inquisitor - I'm looking forward to those figures from this first wave the most.

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: November 14, 2014, 07:12 PM »
Found a complete set of 12 Legends figures this morning at my local Toys R Us - grabbed them all...

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Middle Earth / Re: LOTR / Hobbit LEGO
« on: November 12, 2014, 01:00 PM »
and a (I think) unique Elrond in battle armor

Yes - his armor is indeed unique - I was thinking it was the same as the mini figure from the LOTR Lego Game Polybag release, but it's not.

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: November 12, 2014, 11:50 AM »
Still no sign of the individually carded figures in my neck of the woods - did get the new Mission Series sets from Rebels today though - picked up R2//3PO and Zeb/Stormtrooper

Left the Emperor/Yoda, Bespin Luke/Vader and Boba/Stormtrooper sets behind since they all appeared to be re-releases from the previously issued Mission Series sets (or in the case of Boba/Stormtrooper a combined re-release from the single carded figs).

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Middle Earth / Re: The Hobbit -LEGO
« on: November 6, 2014, 08:17 PM »
While the double VIP points were still in effect I grabbed the final two Hobbit sets I needed - finally got a chance to put together Smaug last night - they did a great job on him - gonna finish the lonely Mountain Set tonight. The Battle of the Five Armies (which is Army-less mini-figure wise) was even more of a let-down than I was expecting...

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LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: November 6, 2014, 12:34 PM »
Finished up what I needed from the 2014 sets using points and getting double-points:

Cantina
AT-AT
Star Destroyer
Trade Federation MTT

Would have been cool if the Slave I was out, but oh well... no new Star Wars lego until 2015 for me now...

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: October 17, 2014, 03:18 PM »
Picked up the Phantom and an opener of the AT-DP - just need to grab an opener for the Inquisitor's TIE and the Phantom now and I'll be done with this first round of vehicles...

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
« on: October 17, 2014, 03:17 PM »
My local TRU put out a case of this wave this morning - all I needed was Doallyn - so I picked him up - left the Ree Yees behind...

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Middle Earth / Re: The Hobbit -LEGO
« on: October 16, 2014, 10:57 PM »
Man I wish there was a cheaper way to get Smaug.  Those sets just aren't appealing really. The five armies kinda sucks to be honest.

Agreed - I grabbed the new Lake Town set and the Witch King Battle set - and the only thing cool out of all of these sets IMHO was the Witch King and Galadriel (sp?) mini-figures.


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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: NYCC 2014
« on: October 9, 2014, 01:13 AM »
I would be okay with this "re-release" of 3PO if they have perfected being able to take him COMPLETELY apart like when he's blasted apart on Bespin. You can get close with TVC figure, but there were limitations.

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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....

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