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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.

LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: August 15, 2014, 12:30 AM »
Received my Ghost Microfighter w/Chopper Mini-Figure - fun little set, fits in great with the other Microfighters...

I also grabbed the new Snowspeeder set...

Down to just the AT-AT, Mos Eisley, Star Destroyer and MTT sets from this round of Star Wars Lego...

I'm hoping to be caught up before the Advent Calendar and new Hobbit sets come out.

LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: August 11, 2014, 01:13 PM »
My local Target finally reset this weekend and put out the new Star Wars sets.

Grabbed the B-Wing set from there.
I also won an auction for the SDCC Ghost Microfighter w/Chopper...

Middle Earth / Re: The Hobbit -LEGO
« on: August 6, 2014, 01:53 PM »
Grabbed the SDCC Bard the Bowman mini-figure off eBay this week. Probably paid more than I should, but since it's still unknown whether this version of the character will show up in one of the four Hobbit sets coming later this year, I took the gamble.

I never got the Azog figure from last year's SDCC, but that ended up being okay since he showed up in the Dol Guldur set - if that ends up being the case with the Bard minifigure as well, then I'll just keep it for what it is - a nice memento from SDCC...

LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: August 6, 2014, 09:59 AM »
So far I've picked up:
Jedi Scout Fighter
The Ghost
The Phantom

I've seen all of the new 2014 sets at my local Toys R Us - but nowhere else. Since I don't have a Lego representation of it yet, I'll probably grab the B-Wing next.

I'm also circling some eBay auctions for the SDCC Ghost Microfighter w/Chopper.

I'll second that...  If you wanted mint, why didn't you order from EE or BBTS?

You buy Amazon, you get Amazon.  I'm not a carded guy so I'm maybe not being very thoughtful, but I am an "I'm tired of paying so much for figures" guy, and I'd rather not see the $35 nets you free shipping deal go away on "collectibles" or something.  I just want to open the stuff and get a reasonable price.

Agreed - I only ordered some Stormtrooper Commanders from Amazon so I could get a few more openers of him - and that's exactly what they will be - openers. My MOC ones came from the case I ordered from EE.

Got my Wave 4 case from EE today.

Luke isn't as bad as the pictures made him out to be. Yes, his elbows are horrible, but I can certainly appreciate what they were trying to do - and that was enable him to bring his hands up and grab the shoulder straps of the backpack - and really, the type of joint they used is the ONLY way to achieve a near 180degree bend in the elbow.

Glad to finally have some NEW figures in-hand.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Black Series Rumors
« on: July 30, 2014, 05:15 PM »
Let's see..... that would be NONE!  Well, the only one that might be considered halfway confirmed was the Han Solo in Hoth gear, which likely refers to the 6" Deluxe figure.  But I just have to shake my head at sites that should know better running rumors like this as news without any sort of independent verification

Agreed. With Hasbro producing large numbers of figures in years past, I have always wondered if Stan was doing nothing more than just guessing at where Hasbro would go next with figures and just throwing it out there and seeing what sticks.

But now with the breadth and depth of the line being almost non-existent, he's going to be getting less and less accurate with his guesses.

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