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Rogue One / Re: TRU Rogue One "Battle Damaged" TIE Striker
« on: October 15, 2016, 09:16 PM »
I know it'll be a simple re-paint, but it'd be fantastic if this one dropped the Nerf feature.

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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One TIE Striker
« on: October 10, 2016, 12:01 AM »
Whoa! That's awful. Thanks!

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As I guessed, none of my Walmarts had these on the shelves when they were supposed to. They were all sold beforehand despite their being barred from sale before 9/30 or 10/2 depending on whom you believe.

How do you know they were sold?  I don't think a few of the WM's near me have gotten theirs yet.

My bad. Sold or stashed. I held some in my hands, local friends texted pictures during the week prior representing all four of the Walmart's near me in the San Fernando Valley, so we know they had 'em. None of us were able to purchase them. None of those stores had them on the selves since. I know some were stashed and picked up later and one of the hot wheel guys bragged about using Finn to purchase a full case. 

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These are nice, but I think I'm gonna pass.

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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One TIE Striker
« on: October 2, 2016, 02:50 PM »
I have to admit that I'm impressed overall with this thing.

Cons: 5 POA cockpit, everything nerf.

Pros: Size! It's hefty and as mentioned above, fits in well with the best OT TIEs Hasbro produced in their golden years. Also, I was able to minimize the Nerf stuff - took off the missile holders. There's a black screw mount left, but it's far less an eye sore that the missile holders. I also retracted the missile tube. Took a tiny bit of doing, but I disassembled the mechanism and tucked it in. Not perfect, but tolerable.

My goal is to purchase 9 of these overall. However, I'm going to wait for the "Value" one before I commit. Curious to see how it compares.

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As I guessed, none of my Walmarts had these on the shelves when they were supposed to. They were all sold beforehand despite their being barred from sale before 9/30 or 10/2 depending on whom you believe.

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A thing of beauty! These are going to hurt the wallet for sure. I have to start figuring out how many I need to add to my army.

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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Rebel U-Wing Fighter
« on: September 27, 2016, 12:34 AM »
Had my hands on one of these, but was't allowed to buy it. Big, though. Hopefully it'll be worth it.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Recent purchases
« on: September 27, 2016, 12:32 AM »
I got denied buying a ERG and an Akbar myself. The frustrating thing is always how the employees handle it and then managers telling lies to cover their butts.

First reaction by the check out attendant was: "oh, there must be something wrong with these." Then they called over a manager who scanned it. Then another manager happened by and join in. I asked why I could buy some of the figure in the same exact packaging (i.e. Finn,) but not others? (Was curious how they'd explain it.) Then, I kid you not, this is what one manager said to the other, not to me: "I got an email about these this morning saying they we have to ship them back."

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" Wave 6
« on: September 23, 2016, 04:34 PM »
Great assortment there. It's been a long time for me since a new army builder has been released. I picked up a couple of TFA Stormtroopers, but I'll certainly not be putting in the dedication as I do toward my OT imperials.

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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One "Value" Vehicle Assortment
« on: September 23, 2016, 04:30 PM »
Pretty interesting. As with all things, will be interested to see side by sides with their more functional counterparts.

The Striker could be a good alternative for me since I'll be buying more than a few.

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Weird.

I mean, appropriate for the occasion, but this type of release pushes the limits of collecting to collect.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" Wave 5
« on: September 3, 2016, 12:48 PM »
I think these are all good choices, will definitely pick up another Royal Guard or two.

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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Imperial AT-ACT Set
« on: September 3, 2016, 11:30 AM »
Price is going to keep me away for sure. Will be waiting for clearance.

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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One TIE Striker
« on: September 3, 2016, 11:29 AM »
I getting cautiously optimistic. Saw some more detailed pick over at RS and although the nerf tube isn't designed to be removed, it van be removed and/or adjusted with a philips head. It's much less an eye-sore after. It's really a shame, since the nerf assembly comes as a separate piece fixed to the bottom of the pod, too bad Hasbro couldn't have done what they did in the golden age (Legacy) and included an additional piece without the nerf launcher. The nerf holder attachments can be removed as well, but there's a shaft left behind.

That said, when I get one, if the modifications don't look too bad, I'll almost definitely pick up a several more.

ALSO;

This appears to be longer than the TIE Interceptor, so good scale.

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