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The Force Awakens / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: October 14, 2015, 02:19 AM »
Scored the Toys R Us exclusive version of the First Order TIE Fighter today - looks like they got a case of them in - there was a total of four on the shelf - grabbed two of them - one to open and one to keep MIB. Not much different from the regular release, just the "sand/dust" paint app and then the TIE Pilot has the Elite Squadron vertical red stripes on his helmet. Kinda glad I picked up those two extra First Order TIE Pilots the other day so I could seat them in the cockpit and then display the TIE with the pack-in figure standing next to the TIE. While still 5POA figures, the First Order TIE Pilots with removeable helmets are superior figures over the single carded versions.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: October 10, 2015, 08:14 PM »
Pete, that is awesome! Did you have to watch and phone in the secret code words during an episode?

I'm ready for tomorrow night!

Yep, they had it for the first 4 Fear the Walkng Dead episodes - I did it for both my wife and myself each week. Got an email last Monday letting me know I had won tickets for me and a guest to attend.

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The Force Awakens / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: October 10, 2015, 07:25 PM »
Now that we're done with the Wave 1 Desert/Snow wave, we are getting massive quantities of the Jungle/Space wave 1 assortment. I did use this as an opportunity to pick up another pair of First Order TIE Pilots to man the TRU exclusive TIE. Also grabbed another Captain Phasma since her upcoming armor-up figure comes with two sets of armor, I'll use this spare figure to display that extra armor.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Walking Dead
« on: October 10, 2015, 01:09 PM »
I won tickets to attend the Walking Dead Season 6 Fan Premiere last night at Madison Square Garden in NYC.

I was a really fun time, they had props and costumes on display, actors dressed as zombies making their way through the crowd and in addition to getting to see the first episode of season 6, two nights early, the entire cast was there for a Q&A session after the episode aired. They even brought back actors who had been in previous season and are now dead like (and I'm gonna use character names cause I'm not so good with the actors' names) Herschel, Beth, T-Dog, Merle, Tyrese and Shane.

The panel started off with Rick and his entire crew and then they brought out Morgan and four other actors from the Alexandria group. So it was a really large gathering of the cast from the show.

The episode itself was great, I don't want to spoil anything, so I won't say more than that - but definitely get ready to wash the bad taste out of your mouth that is Fear The Walking Dead this Sunday!!!

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The Force Awakens / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: October 6, 2015, 12:43 PM »
At two WalMarts locally I found two cases each of Desert/Snow Assortment Wave 1!!!!

(apparently, time displacement has put my local WalMarts back to Sep 4th)  >:(

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: October 4, 2015, 09:45 PM »
Doom everyone so you can rescue a drug addict and a woman with sepsis - great plan retards.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Fear the Walking Dead
« on: October 2, 2015, 02:33 PM »
I kinda hope it doesn't come back at all.

Agreed.

I went from being so hopeful about this series to not even wanting to watch it.

Essentially the exact opposite of the main show - I was hesitant to watch it cause I didn't think a Zombie movie as a TV show would be any good and by the time that 6 episode series ended, season 2 couldn't come fast enough.


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Got my wave 1 order in the mail on Friday. The stickers on the back of the box peeled off well - there was just a small bit of adhesive on the corner where I started to pull the sticker off. I did try using a paper towel that I had sprayed some goof off onto and gently rubbed that spot on one of the three figures and I noticed that the paper towel had started to "turn" black - clearly I was rubbing some aspect of the packaging's coloring off by trying to remove the adhesive residue with goof off, so I stopped. Didn't seem to "ruin" the packaging, but I wasn't going to risk it.

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The Force Awakens / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: September 27, 2015, 12:01 AM »
Got a $10 Kohls rewards certificate in the mail, so I went into my local store to see if there was anything worth getting - found both the First Order Snowtrooper and Resistance Pilot Asty - they were on "sale" for $10.79 - but thanks to the coupon, they ended up being $5.79 each which is a bit more reasonable.

They did also have Ezra and Kanan, but I passed on them - they'll be peg warming everywhere as soon as Wave 2 hits, so I'm not inclined to pay Kohls prices for those two...

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" Wave 3
« on: September 24, 2015, 12:18 AM »
I am growing concerned about the availability of this line. There are five Walmarts between where I live and I work and I have yet to even catch one of the wave 1 figures in a store. I have a set coming via the website, but I'm not looking forward to the goo-gone surgery I'm going to have to perform on them.  >:(

I hope the follow-up waves are easier to find...

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I am really confused on the case assortments after Wave 1. I keep seeing people posting about finding the Asty/Plank wave but no one ever bothers to mention what other figures are in that wave, which I assume is Wave 2. Is that the same wave with the Ezra and Kanan repacks?

The Asty, Sarco Plank wave also has the repacks of Kanan, Ezra and the First Order Stormtrooper (with a new/different weapon part). It also contains a sorta repack of the First Order Snowtrooper (the "first" release is with the First Order Snowspeeder) but this version is not an officer. So the breakdown is:
  • 3 new TFA figs
  • 1 repack TFA fig
  • 2 repack Rebels figs

That wave is Wave 2 of the Snow/Desert figures...

The repackaged Inquisitor is part of Wave 2 of the Jungle/Space figures, that wave is:
  • Kylo Ren (repack with new build-a-weapon piece)
  • General Hux
  • Goss Toowers
  • PZ-4C0
  • Guavian Enforcer
  • The Inquisitor (Rebels figure repack)

As far as I know, when it comes to the Build-a-Weapon waves, this is all we know about right now...

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Could be nothing, could just be a coincidence, but this version of the X-Wing is in an online WalMart commercial...

https://youtu.be/eSXNSdkFt4o

Just go to 7 seconds in and watch from there, it will cut to a Father and Son walking in a field and the kid is clearly holding the White/Blue version of the Hasbro X-Wing.

It's possible that Hasbro & Lego just sent WalMart a bunch of stuff for the commercials and it's an oversight, but it could mean that the White/Blue X-Wing is a WalMart exclusive.

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The Kylo Ren/First Order Stormtrooper/ANH Princess Leia figure links no longer appear to be valid - maybe it wasn't intended to be up or was resulting in too many phone calls about the items.

Hopefully it doesn't mean that sales on the first wave haven't been "brisk" enough to warrant a 2nd wave.

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Got mine yesterday! Thanks Paul!!!

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The Force Awakens / Re: Force Friday: What are You Buying?
« on: September 10, 2015, 05:02 PM »
Sorry, I may have misspoke. I don't collect the regular figures and its confusing because they all come with goofy pack ins now. I was referring to whichever line has Ezra in it in the next wave...maybe it is the basic figure line?

I heard they included his lightsaber for this release, so I really want that one. None of the Kohl's around here got them though.

Ok - yeah - Armor-up and Build-a-Weapon are two different price-points/sub-lines. I wish I had taken a better look at the Ezra I saw in person last night at Kohls - the ONLY figure I would have considered paying $11.99 for was the First Order Snowtrooper - so was disappointed that the only figure I found was the Ezra re-pack. If he does include his blaster/lightsaber combo weapon, that would make for a moderately compelling reason to buy this repack...

Edit: Swung by another Kohls on my way home from work tonight, the ONLY figure I would consider paying $11.99 would be the First Order Snowtrooper but alas, that figure always seems to be missing - did see Ezra, Kanan and Asty tonight though. Anyway - Ezra DOES INDEED feature a new accessory - his custom lightsaber! So that's a very cool addition and certainly makes buying this figure just to open to complete the build-a-weapon much more easier to swallow (although not by much)

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