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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Class I Vehicle Sets
« Last post by Scockery on September 28, 2016, 01:30 PM »
Per the front page, the AT-ACT will not be out on the 30th. HABLOW PHAIL.  Or not, since they never said it would be.
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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Wave 1
« Last post by Jayson on September 28, 2016, 11:27 AM »
FWIW, I asked my friend who works at Walmart about that Pete and he swore up and down that this was not true. He said they track inventory by the generic item #, not individual UPC, so whether they sold 6 Zuvios or 6 different R1 figures the inventory is updated accordingly. They don't differentiate between TFA and R1. At least that is my understanding.

Yep, for inventory purposes the TFA and R1 are all under the same # despite them having their own UPC (which you see on the receipt). Basically, when you scan a figure at checkout, and it says denied, that UPC hasn't been assigned to the generic (inventory control) # that coincides with the assortment.
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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Class I Vehicle Sets
« Last post by Jayson on September 28, 2016, 11:22 AM »
So, I've been searching and cannot find any listing for the Rebels Imperial Speeder on the Amazon, Target or Walmart websites.

Are we sure this is coming out tomorrow night?

Doubtful. Who even knows if the AT-ACT will hit at this point as no boxed shots or shelf reports have turned up for it yet.
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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Class I Vehicle Sets
« Last post by McMetal on September 28, 2016, 10:09 AM »
So, I've been searching and cannot find any listing for the Rebels Imperial Speeder on the Amazon, Target or Walmart websites.

Are we sure this is coming out tomorrow night?
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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Wave 1
« Last post by McMetal on September 28, 2016, 09:48 AM »
FWIW, I asked my friend who works at Walmart about that Pete and he swore up and down that this was not true. He said they track inventory by the generic item #, not individual UPC, so whether they sold 6 Zuvios or 6 different R1 figures the inventory is updated accordingly. They don't differentiate between TFA and R1. At least that is my understanding.

Perhaps not all Walmarts handle their business the same way, but I'm not buying this "if you get R1 figures early, that store will definitely never re-stock" stuff. It's just JTA and that one crankypants over at RS that keep perpetuating that myth. Typical Chicken Little clickbait.
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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Wave 1
« Last post by Pete_Fett on September 27, 2016, 10:59 PM »
I've done this several times before with decent success, especially at a place like Wal-Mart where the general staff IQ seems lower.  Assuming they've got some TFA figures still on the pegs I would grab one TFA figure and all the Rogue One figures I wanted.  I would make sure they scanned the TFA figure first and when the error pops up on the Rogue One figures I would just say there were all on the same peg or were right next to them listed at the same price.  The checkout person has always just modified the quantity of the TFA figure scanned and shoved all the Rogue One figures in the bag.  Then later you can bring back the one TFA figure you don't need.

While that does work, make sure you do it at a WalMart where you DON'T normally go. The problem downstream would be that the WalMart where you do this would have a negative number of TFA figures to indicate that they sold more than they had in stock and still a positive sock quantity of the new Rogue One figures - that would NEVER decrease. So not until a competent manager/line supervisor figures that the -7 TFA figures really were the +7 R1 figures that are still plaguing the inventory, that store may NEVER see replenishment down the line because from the inventory computer's perspective, 7 R1 figures are peg-warming.
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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Wave 1
« Last post by Diddly on September 27, 2016, 10:12 PM »
Found these at a local HEB (grocery store) tonight. They were mixed in on the pegs with the old TFA figures. Looked to have been a fresh case... 2x Jyn, 2x K2, 2x Kylo, 2x Stormtrooper, 2x Ground Crew, 1 Kanan and 1 Sabine. I grabbed a Jyn and a K2 and that'll probably be it for me 3.75 inch wise.
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TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 3 (Spoilers)
« Last post by Jesse James on September 27, 2016, 06:48 PM »
The A-Wings in FC aren't, iirc, anything special that I remember?  I haven't played in so long though, but still have the strategy guide here somewhere and the cut scenes saved somewhere for a customizing ref.

As the EU goes, the A-Wing was around LONG before ANH in some capacity already.  It was the retconned into the ICS books as the Arrowhead Fighter (basically A-Wing ancestors that looked just like them), and that they were at Yavin...  This jived with X-Wing (PC Game) and Rogue Squadron and such.  The B-Wing wasn't really changed much either.  It's still the project Shantipole thing more or less...  They just wove it into Rebels, and added their own stuff that doesn't really change anything.  Also it's still a prototype type deal, and seems on pace for its introduction as a production ship before the Battle of Hoth (roughly). 

I should check that Force Commander guide out on the A-Wings...  It's possible, as with all types of military weapon, it's just a weapons or shield or other enhancement too...  It's always easy to crowbar that in without it really being contradictory. 

The Y-Wings in the episode actually don't even appear to be the same ones from TCW but may actually be them fitting MORE EU into the new "canon" (or, new EU Disney's making), as those ships REALLY looked more like the up-armored Y-Wing from the Incredible Cross Sections which pre-dated the Clone Wars ships, and which helped cover up the fact the Clone Wars ships were too big to be the Rebel Fighters, actually, if you're going strictly on visual comparison.  They sure appear to have the more tight-fitting armor plating though, like the ICS armored Y-Wing design had.

EDIT: Yeah this piqued my curiosity so I looked into it...  Someone just promised a group of A-Wings if they helped him or something.  It's a later mission (rebellion one) and those ones were so inanely frustrating I think I blocked them out, but yeah they actually show A-Wings in Rebel hangars when the main character defects long before that A-Wing mission and stuff.

Oddly, the old EU actually kept that stuff sort of straight. :)  A lot of other stuff they couldn't and Disney obviously can't keep it (or at least not all of it) and make $ on the investment and stuff, but it's funny when you look at some really small details of EU and they kept a lot of it in order...  They seemed to almost goof up bigger stuff more often.
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Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue One (SPOILER FREE)
« Last post by Jesse James on September 27, 2016, 06:39 PM »
Thursday night at midnight going into Friday, should be when you can see it.  Though there's almost always earlier viewings if you look around as a group.  I think the locals here are trying to muster up something for Wednesday.
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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Wave 1
« Last post by McMetal on September 27, 2016, 05:40 PM »
From what I gather a lot of Walmarts will be putting out large cardboard display stands stocked with 6" figures and the like. There are a few photos out there. Most of the early scores have been single case finds, so if that's all they plan to stock a lot of people would have left disappointed anyway. I'm sure there will be more at most stores. Walmart was literally the only store around here that stocked multiple cases last year.
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