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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: The Future of Star Wars Collecting?
« Last post by Jeff on September 18, 2014, 10:33 PM »
Was discussing the explosion of large scale Star Wars figures with someone this morning.  It's kind of incredible how fast it's spreading.

Since Hasbro kicked off the 6" line last year, we've had...
- a new 6" line from Hasbro
- a few 6" MAFEX figures from Medicom (Japan)
- a few 6" SHFiguarts figures from Bandai (Japan)
- a new 12" 5POA line from Hasbro
- a new 12" announcement from Hot Toys (1:6 scale)
- a new 13"-15" line from Disney Stores
- a new 18" announcement from Hot Toys (1:4 scale)
- a new 21" line from Jakks Pacific
- a new 31" line from Jakks Pacific

And there could be more announcements out there

Now we can add...
- a few 6" Revoltech figures from Kaiyodo (Japan)
- a few 6" Play Arts Kai figures from Square Enix (Japan)

That's now FOUR Japanese companies with planned Star Wars figures in the 6"-7" size.  All of them with plans for Vader and at least three are planning on Stormtrooper too. 

I said it before, I'll say it again - it's just amazing to me how fast and wide this large scale figure wave is spreading.  And you all know the merchandising ball is just going to get bigger and bigger as it continues to roll to Episode 7.   :-X
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Other Collectibles / Re: Revoltech Star Wars Figures
« Last post by Jeff on September 18, 2014, 09:54 PM »
New pics of Revoltech Vader today.

Stands 17cm, so that's 6-11/16" by my math.  Ball jointed cape looks a little wonky, but it sets him apart from Play Arts Vader, MAFEX Vader, SHFigurts Vader, Hasbro Vader, etc. ;)
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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Prototype Boba Fett (Walgreens)
« Last post by Nicklab on September 18, 2014, 09:24 PM »
I've been hitting a number of area Walgreens over the past couple of weeks.  But the Fett finder on the Walgreens website will be a tremendous help in tracking this down.
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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Prototype Boba Fett (Walgreens)
« Last post by Brian on September 18, 2014, 08:54 PM »
Yeah, I've actually been surprised at how many different stores have told me "yeah, we've had a lot of calls about those" when I've asked.  Some seem annoyed, although others don't seem to mind too much.  If there is one thing this "hunt for Fett" has made me realize, I don't think I like "the hunt" anymore.  It may just be the store(s) and the situation, but driving around to multiple Walgreens the last couple weeks has just seemed like a big time suck ;).  I've used the Fett finder feature on Walgreens.com, and it seems pretty accurate for the most part.  It seems to show "in stock" if they have any 6" series at all (not just Fett), and goes out of stock the same day if sold out.  I did run into one store who when I told them their website said they had them in stock, said they had a Fett, but it was being held for someone who called in....for three days now.  Oh well.  I have found a Vader and a Luke, so it was nice to not come home completely empty handed from these multiple trips, but I think I'm about done running to stores outside of the ones closest to our house (or maybe just the one closest).
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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Recent purchases
« Last post by McMetal on September 18, 2014, 08:34 PM »
Awesome, thanks Jesse that is good to know. I will keep that in mind for my next run.

Luckily, we do have an Ollie's here and they have gotten a lot of money from me the past few days. This is just like a gift from the gods, a second chance at some of these things. (Always wanted a cheap opener of a Vulture Droid or Hyena Bomber and now I have both :))

I'd still like a Jedi Turbo Speeder, hoping to find one of these next.
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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels Hero Series X-Wing
« Last post by GrandMoffNick on September 18, 2014, 04:59 PM »
I had to go to a second Target to find it in stock.
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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels Hero Series X-Wing
« Last post by Jesse James on September 18, 2014, 04:46 PM »
Awesome.  :)

My Target actually sold 2 and my WM sold 1.  It is accomplishing its ultimate non-collector goal.  It's just gravy it's useful to collectors on any level.
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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Recent purchases
« Last post by EpicGon on September 18, 2014, 04:41 PM »
Got TBS #21 Luke Skywalker (dagobah training) a neat figure without the "baldness effect".
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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Star Wars Rebels Hero Series X-Wing
« Last post by GrandMoffNick on September 18, 2014, 04:38 PM »
50% Jesse's fault.
25% Really Good Painter Dude's fault.
25% me for justifying the $20 I almost spent on something else was "free" money going towards this.

I now have a "correct" scale X Wing taking up a large chunk of space in my toy room. I knew after the first time I saw this I'd cave eventually, but you sped up the process Jesse. Thanks  ;)
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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Recent purchases
« Last post by Jesse James on September 18, 2014, 02:17 PM »
They don't have a spot on the floor, so they're going wherever, or back to the back of the store I'd assume.  I'm going to hit up a couple more KM's this weekend if I manage the time.  I've actually got a slightly more free Saturday to myself so I may get time to do this.

Ollies is much more on with finding them,w hich it turns out Ollies is far more numerous than I thought...  All the way to Indiana, Michigan, NY, NJ, and as far south as Georgia.  I'm shocked.  Used to only be a PA thing.  Believe they originated out this way.

Still, very east coast for the most part aside from OH, IN, and MI.  Most of the country doesn't have them to check even.  They are getting in a ton and dumping them all at once.  I have a feeling K-Mart's allotment wasn't to be out yet.
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