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LEGO / Re: LEGO Sales and Deals
« Last post by I Am Sith on February 10, 2016, 09:15 PM »
Not really an advertised sale, but the Shuttle Tyderian set, normally $100, is $83 at Target.com and the stores will match the online price.  Also noticed that it wasn't in stock in many stores and wasn't available for shipping so I'm wondering if this set will be gone soon...
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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Rumors
« Last post by GrandMoffNick on February 10, 2016, 08:55 PM »
Have there been any rumors/announcements/rumblings about a 6" scale Maz Kanata?
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JD Sports Forum! / Re: NHL 2015 - 2016
« Last post by Jeff on February 10, 2016, 02:50 PM »
Fun times here in MN.

3-10-4 in 2016
1-9-2 in past 12 games
0-4-2 in last 6 games
0-3-3 in last 6 home games

Just terrible.  Then again, even being a dumpster fire in 2016, somehow we're only 2 points out of a playoff spot so there's still a chance to turn things around...  don't know how many more terrible hockey games I can watch though.  :-\
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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« Last post by Master_Phruby on February 10, 2016, 02:14 PM »
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I picked up the brown helmet version of the Resistance Trooper today.  The figure itself is pretty cool.  But is it me, or do the resistance uniforms look a bit uninspired compared to some of the Rebel uniforms of the OT.
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The Force Awakens / Re: Toy Fair 2016
« Last post by Nicklab on February 9, 2016, 08:28 PM »
We're going to see some Q1 and Q2 offerings, and that's probably going to be it.  We're simply dealing with a new model for the rollout of the Star Wars line than we've been accustomed to from 1999 - 2015. 

As for what we're probably going to see in the basic figure line?  Main characters like Leia and Luke, other versions of Rey, Finn and Poe.  Maz and Snoke are probable.  As for second and third tier characters?  That's tough to call at this point.  I think things will pick up for the REBELS line, which seemed to get shelved for the most part during the promotional push for TFA.  And I think that the OT and PT will get some token representation, but nothing substantial. 

I think one of the most telling things about what we're going to see in the future was a small news item that we saw a few months ago.  It may not have even registered with a number of people.  And that was the fact that Disney trademarked the term "FORCE FRIDAY" following the all out media blitz and merchandise offering that was the first Force Friday.  I think we're going to see another Force Friday for the rollout of the toy line supporting the ROGUE ONE movie this September, and we'll probably see another for Episode 8 in September of 2017.  I think we'll see a select few things at SDCC, but most things will get held back for Force Friday.
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The Force Awakens / Re: Toy Fair 2016
« Last post by Jesse James on February 9, 2016, 06:04 PM »
The small presence is for the sites... I'm sure in the important meetings, with retailers/buyers, things are different.  They always are.  But just as they go to USA Today when they really want publicity, they also know giving too much to the collector sites is sort of a hodgepodge of "publicity" (some good, and some [most] bad), and not worth their time to do it.

You'll get a lot of lips on ******** this time of year, but in a week it's back to the same ole same ole.  Why bother with the small audiences when you can just give it to USA Today, who are ecstatic to take it, and promote it to a vastly larger (and less biased) audience? 

The "small presence" thing is likely to continue for a long while I'd imagine.
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The Force Awakens / Re: Toy Fair 2016
« Last post by Brian on February 9, 2016, 05:51 PM »
It's a little disappointing to see the "small presence" comments regarding their Toy Fair showing this weekend. I realize the line has changed a lot over the years, but I remember so looking forward to this time each year, and seeing at least a couple waves or something exciting/surprising come out of Toy Fair (and Comic Con). We haven't had that for awhile one, but I thought with the huge success of Force Awakens we would maybe get back to those type of times again. It would be interesting to go back and look at coverage from like 2005-2010 times and see what was revealed then in comparison.
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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« Last post by Jesse James on February 8, 2016, 05:39 PM »
And not worth $9.99. :P

I'm still bumming over that thing...  Just a miserable piece.  That whole line of vehicles bummed me out.  They did much better on TFA's lineup IMO, but had a lot of potential with the Rebels vehicles.

I find the TIE ok from the line, but not amazing. 

People who want a TIE Fighter should just buy the POTF2 version...  Looks about scaled right, and features the printed solar panels, etc.  I see a lot of demand for one.  Color's off, but that's not unheard of on all their TIE Fighters ultimately.

I was pondering picking up one and repainting it actually.  It'd make a nice precursor TIE, now that "small wing" TIE's are a thing.
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Star Wars Rebels / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« Last post by Keonobi on February 8, 2016, 04:54 PM »
Saw a Troop Transport on clearance at Marshalls. Marled down to $49.99, "originally" $99.99. Clearly someone swapped tags to return something else. Still funny.    http://i.imgur.com/ckLFCKp.jpg
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