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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Recent purchases
« Last post by Jesse James on Today at 01:17 AM »
At another "local" (hour away, but what isn't for me?) Ollies I was able to find more sets...  Actually they had a ton still, this was on Saturday evening.  They have so many I doubt they're selling out.

I think some of the hype's overdone on these sets, personally.  Unless you lucked into the really good ones, or you didn't have half this stuff (as I didn't), most of it was all stuff that was WIDELY available in 2011.  I saw all these Jedi Fighters, the Droid ships (including the Gunship), the V19, the Snowspeeder, the Cloud Car...  Those things even went on sale and I recall the Vintage boxed snowspeeder on clearance at Target.  I saw Swamp Speeders, AT-AP's, Hovertanks, and most all of this stuff surfacing at Ollies and/or K-Mart, people just weren't buying much of it at the time.  I didn't see many Republic Artillery sets back when they were new but I recall quite a few reports of people who did, sooooooo...

So unless you're finding Mando Transports or the Jedi Speeder, which I don't think many saw those in any quanitity, these are just nice ships at great prices. 

Don't get me wrong, that's awesome, but I've seen some harping that this is once again a sign of Hasbro not getting people what they want, but I'd gladly point out my above statement that I don't think anything but two of these ships are really "rare" at all, and I'd say the Jedi Speeder is the ONLY one that I can attest is still short-packed.  I saw 3 sets with Mando Transports at the Ollies I hit and it's been that way in most reports I've personally heard.  The Jedi Speeder, it seems to be a one-off at any given place getting these.  It may be the only one that's legitimately "rare".  Though I will say I saw a 501st Hover Tank, and only one of it, and I honestly don't recall many of those on retailer shelves.  Go figure.

Anyway, my point with that long statement is this: The Snowspeeder/CC set is among the most quick to sell out, out of all of these (before even the Mando ship).  That, to me anyway, says this is less about "scalpers" or other phantoms people fear, and less about some made up Hasbro issue on the topic, and much more about good ships at a good price...  It's a novel idea, I know, but it just harkens to me that the only real gripe out there is that things are pricing themselves out of what the MAJORITY (IE: not us) are willing to pay on a whim.  I feel it's creating most of the other issues.  And thus Hasbro is trying to remedy this pricing issue, but they can't just create a new economic situation where they can deliver greatness for cheap, and what they can deliver for cheap the vocal minority (IE: us) simply complain about because it's not the ideal thing we want for half the price it costs to make it.
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Picked up Luke, Vader, and Chewie over the last couple of weeks. Glad I can stop going to Walgreens now, at least for a while.
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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Defender Wishlists 2014: Attack of the Clones
« Last post by SnTrooper on September 21, 2014, 03:56 PM »
1. Cliegg Lars
2. Tikkes
3. Padme Amidala (Loyalist Committee)
4. Jar Jar Binks (Loyalist Committee)
5. Dorme (Loyalist Committee)
6. Gilramos Libkath
7. Rogwa Wodrata
8. Onaconda Farr
9. Mas Amedda
10. Padme Amidala (Picnic)
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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Last post by Matt_Fury on September 20, 2014, 10:43 PM »
I was thinking more along the lines lie I might have to try some customizing!   :D
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Star Wars Rebels / Re: TRU Reveal the Rebels: Jedi Battle Pack
« Last post by Rob on September 20, 2014, 08:56 PM »
Saw this last night at Toys R Us.  I'm still on the fence about collecting animated style figures, so I left it for now.

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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels - 5 POA Animated Style Figs
« Last post by Brian on September 20, 2014, 06:31 PM »
Thought this looked like the most "basic" thread for this, just for the general "Rebels" line, but how many of you are jumping in with this line?  Initially, I was taking a wait and see approach - and still am to some extent - just because of the Clone Wars.  I really liked that line, and bought the majority of the basic figures, but now they've ended up in a storage bin just because of lack of display space.  It isn't like I have anything against the toys or the show, I love both, but they still take a bit of a back seat to the movie stuff for me so they've been stashed away for now.

That being said, the more I see about Rebels, the more excited I get.  Not only that, but our daughter is really into the fact that there are major female characters with Hera and Sabine, so I have a feeling that might fuel more casual purchases as well.  Plus the fact the 5 POA stuff is cheaper.  I'm starting to lean more towards jumping into these, or maybe even preordering some.  Anyone else thinking of getting into this line, or just sticking with the show (or maybe neither)?
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The Bullpen / Re: Marvel "Super Awesome Me" Action Figures
« Last post by evenflow on September 20, 2014, 06:30 PM »
Of course they are available in my home town when i am now living across the country... :-\
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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
« Last post by Brian on September 20, 2014, 06:26 PM »
I received Ree Yees, Doallyn, Wedge, and Vader via Amazon yesterday, but haven't had a chance to open them yet.  It probably sounds weird, but it was kind of exciting to get some new 3 3/4" goodness lately between this and the Dagobah Luke wave.  I sort of forgot how much I "missed" this line, with such long breaks lately and not a lot of focus here the past year plus.  I don't know what the line is going to look like come Episode VII time, but I sure hope there is a re-focus on the 3 3/4" scale stuff, like the good old days.  I like the 6" line as well, don't get me wrong, but nothing says Star Wars quite like the little guys :).
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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2014-15
« Last post by Jesse James on September 20, 2014, 02:30 PM »
 :-X I like 'em!  :-X
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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VII
« Last post by Rob on September 19, 2014, 11:21 PM »
If you decide to part with one over the accuracy issues, I'll give you like $20 for it.
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