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The Force Awakens / Re: Retail Prices/Sales/Discounts
« Last post by Muftak on June 21, 2016, 04:17 PM »
As a loose figure collector, I have bought several figures from Tunghori in the past and had only one minor issue with quality--a glob of paint on a figure's face that kind of looked like a large mole. (I performed a minor Xacto surgery and solved the problem.)

Without the benefit of side-by-side comparison to "acceptable" figures as you say, I have not had an issue with any of the others.
The Force Awakens / Re: Retail Prices/Sales/Discounts
« Last post by Dave on June 21, 2016, 03:13 PM »
What are people's general experiences buying from "tunghori" on eBay?  I'm tempted to buy the latest wave of WM figures from him, but not sure what the paint quality is likely to be considering how crappy the factory accepted versions of this line have been.  Does he do a fairly good job of screening for quality?
Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Toy Rumors
« Last post by Matt_Fury on June 21, 2016, 09:21 AM »
While I loved the playsets that came out with Vintage (the Death Star was one of my favorite toys as a kid), I honestly wonder how seomething like that would be received today.

I have the Mustafarr playset from ROTS and think it's a decent effort, much like the AOTC Geonosis Arena.  Both of those were not received that well.
Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Toy Rumors
« Last post by Qui-Gon Jim on June 21, 2016, 08:23 AM »
Hasbro has eschewed playsets in lieu of "environments" like the play features of the Falcon.  It isn't really what we consider a playset but it serves the same purpose.
Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Toy Rumors
« Last post by Darby on June 21, 2016, 01:08 AM »
I think - relative to the character selection - it was a situation where Hasbro was stranded between what they could and couldn't show, and there was no real '2nd tier' in this movie. There was front line main characters, defended against day one spoilers, and people who had nothing to do with anything and therefore were ok to promote, except those characters by and large either got pushed into deep background (the equivalent of Kenner leading out with say Wuher in 1978) or pushed out of the movie altogether (Zuvio, Sarco Plank). So that's one aspect that I don't think worked, especially in the wave with PZ and Hux where the majority is people not on screen.

So the combo of not enough Rey relative to the seeming avalanche of Who the F is this has made for some odd pegs at retail, but as others have pointed out, Hasbro has clearly $$$ in on TFA and isn't looking back. There will be come course corrections with Rogue One (Rey all over the place, maybe less who is this, but doubtful - that ship has largely sailed) but all in all TFA got SW back on track in the toy aisle and that matters. It's not all fun and games but then, it hasn't been for a lot of us for a long time.

Playsets - just not a factor anymore in SW. Clearly Playmates is giving it a go, but the play pattern for SW has been broken for a very long time. It's about the figures and nothing else. LEGO owns environments and until Hasbro finds some answer or counter to that, we've seen the last of anything outside of significant vehicle / playset combos (Falcon, AT-AT, etc.)
The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII (SPOILERS)
« Last post by Scockery on June 20, 2016, 09:09 PM »
Yeah, I didn't care much for that Mortis arc. I'll even say it, the Droid Squad arc was better.
The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII (SPOILERS)
« Last post by Scott on June 20, 2016, 05:50 PM »
Read a rumor that Episode 8 will reveal the origin of the force and it sounds soooo awful.
It's not that different than this:

I thought of the Mortis Arc when I read about this last week, that was some trippy **** for a kid's show
Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Toy Rumors
« Last post by Diddly on June 20, 2016, 04:47 PM »
I believe more casuals, i.e. women, were buying figures too, if the #wheresrey movement showed us anything. And they were not the people buying Sarco Plank figures.
Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Last post by Sprry75 on June 20, 2016, 04:26 PM »
Yeah, but Theon and his sister seemed to get to Mereen pretty damn quick, so it shouldn't take long to get from Essos to Westeros and start ******* **** up with the dragons and the unsullied.
The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series - The Force Awakens Wave 4
« Last post by McMetal on June 20, 2016, 04:14 PM »
I found Rey 4.0 at a local specialty toy shop. I bought her just to compare more closely to the previous versions. Will try to post a report later.
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