How about more aliens
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Hey, it's no secret that this line isn't the most popular Star Wars collectable out there. I am curious as to what other collectors who aren't into them think of them. Opinions?
I don't really understand that statement since the way I read it, it sounds like your asking the Q to folks then answering for them with a statement in the beginning.
Even though you asked 'only to collectors who aren't into them'- I am into them and I just want to answer here to provide insight.
These WOTC miniature pieces are 'gaming market' first and ' collectible market' second. What this means is that I can definately tell you that this is very popular in the gaming community. My brother and myself have visited several sites where these pieces are traded, swapped, sold and the games themselves played online. Not to mention all the 'gaming nights' at local comic books/gaming stores. These aren't nearly as popular with the SW collectible community. Here at JD it is primarily a SW collectible community and..as you can see and not surprisingly, there certainly isn't a large representative number of folks posting about SW Miniatures in here.
Myself I like these for 2 reasons ..I think they're cool looking(I'd argue better and certainly more variety than the 'unleashed battle packs') and I also love to play the game(my brother and nephew finally beat me last month and now I'm 22-1 against them). The game itself is not complicated if you don't care about winning/losing. If you like to win though, there is tons of stategy possibilities with these sets. What I like is how WOTC effectively utilizes the SW story to introduce stategy elements to the gameplay-- they do their research from the Saga AND from comic books and novels for EU pieces. This creates alot of fun and replayability win or lose.
I believe that Amount of different sets that are out and the fact that even more are announced help me to understand how popular these are. I rarely see the boosters 'sitting' in stores--when I do, they are not there the next week. For instance, I know a couple Hobby stores in my area that typically get 30 boosters right at the initialization of a new line and sell 20 in the first couple days then are sold out in less than a week. While a typical 'booster' pack will be 15-20$, Ebay rates for VR's can be 20-50$..for just a single piece!
They are very popular though and being as this is a SW collectible site these sets simply aren't gone gen-up alot of feedback here. I think with all the Sw collectible product on the market these days it certainly has alot of folks 'scaling back' --I definately can see an effect here on this thread. Gone are the typical non-movie year days .
I still don't understand how you can ask that Q though.... Think about it...you're asking folks who aren't into them to tell you what they think of them. ?!
Are you trying to gen-up a 'con' response? With a Q like that..my guess is you'll get only negative responses. Did you want this?
Chamions of the Force 56
Rebel storm 60
Clone Strike 60
ATST pack 1
Ah , good ol' NYC. They have a HUGE (3 floors....like 3 regular stores in one!) , it's great for finding rare , and easy to find figures.when I say great...I mean GREAT!
hope you have a good time , when you come here.
whoohoo! I just pulled a Veers... from my friendly neighborhood collectible store!!!
Went for a kubrick run at lunch today. I didn't get a box of 12 because in this series i was only interested in the TIE pilot and X-wing luke, but when I got to the store they had a brand new box of 12 that hasn't been touched. Thanks to all of you who posted the locations of the chases and regular figures, led me right to the death star trooper with the Veers inside. I love this community~!
Pics to come tonight when I get off work.
Let's see. You've got John Ratzenberger coming to your work to do a job and you want to ambush him with signing a few pieces of plastic from a movie he was briefly in over 20 years ago.
I'm sure he'll love that, since he'll have all the time in the world to fulfill your fantasies. And won't you have a job to be doing somewhere at the company while he's there?
Why not just talk with him? You could choose to be cool and helpful to Mr. Ratzenberger instead of rabid. "Here, hold up this Creature Cantina Sucks sign... What's it mean? Uh, it's kind of an internet inside joke kind of thing... Oooh - Take a picture with me like we're friends..." Instead, ask him questions. He's had an interesting career outside of his role as Derlin.QuoteJohn is the only person to voice a character in all 7 of Pixar Animation's feature films - as Hamm in Toy Story (1995), PT Flea in Bug's Life, A (1998), Hamm again in Toy Story 2 (1999), the Abominable Snowman in Monsters, Inc. (2001), School Fish in Finding Nemo (2003), the Underminer in The Incredibles (2004), and Mack in the upcoming Cars (2006).
Personally, I'd rather have you bring back a cool story about meeting John than a few signed figures and a photo of him holding up a sign.