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The Force Awakens / Re: Retail Prices/Sales/Discounts
« Last post by Rob on June 19, 2016, 01:35 PM »
I picked up the Falcon for $35 at Walmart. Still wasn't worth it.  :o

Damn, I just paid $40 for just Chewie and Finn because I wanted it over with.  I knew I should have kept waiting. 
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The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« Last post by Diddly on June 19, 2016, 01:04 PM »
I was surprised to find the Vision, Gamora armored Spider Man today   First time I've seen this wave.

Found a freshly stocked case of this wave at a local Walmart last night. Grabbed Armored Spidey and left everything else (they had 1 of each and 2 Visions)
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The Force Awakens / Re: Retail Prices/Sales/Discounts
« Last post by Darth_Anton on June 19, 2016, 10:51 AM »
I picked up the Falcon for $35 at Walmart. Still wasn't worth it.  :o
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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Toy Rumors
« Last post by Darth_Anton on June 19, 2016, 10:48 AM »
Sincerely, I jumped the gun there. Twelfth parsec did do that to a close friend of mine, so it chaps my hide to see them promoted.
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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Toy Rumors
« Last post by Darth_Anton on June 19, 2016, 10:44 AM »
Hey, didn't you develop these with a member of this forum and then cut him out so you didn't have to share your profits?

Wrong guy I think.

I have no hand in the Twelfth Parsec stuff and no knowledge of their history.

My "boutique brand" is Cardboard Galaxy. And there's no profit in CBG, just fun.

My apologies to you then.
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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Toy Rumors
« Last post by Muftak on June 19, 2016, 10:43 AM »
Hey, didn't you develop these with a member of this forum and then cut him out so you didn't have to share your profits?

Wrong guy I think.

I have no hand in the Twelfth Parsec stuff and no knowledge of their history.

My "boutique brand" is Cardboard Galaxy. And there's no profit in CBG, just fun.
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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Toy Rumors
« Last post by Darth_Anton on June 19, 2016, 10:33 AM »
Twelfth Parsec makes "Space Trees" and "Desert Dens."

And as for Rogue One playsets...

(That's not real though, just a mock-up featuring my Yavin IV playset design.)

Hey, didn't you develop these with a member of this forum and then cut him out so you didn't have to share your profits?
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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Toy Rumors
« Last post by Nicklab on June 19, 2016, 10:16 AM »
I think we're absolutely going to be in store for a different looking toy line when both the ROGUE ONE and Episode 8 toy lines launch.  Hasbro and the other licensees have a ton of new data from the retailers that will show what sold and what didn't.  I think that some of the gimmick/novelty stuff will move to the wayside and the segments of the line that did sell well will get a little more attention.  It's basic business and Hasbro, like any other savvy business, will invest in the segments of the line that were the most profitable.  So will the Battlers continue?  Or what about the Micro Machines?  How about the Hero Series 12"?  I think that segments like that are vulnerable, while the 3.75" figure system could use some retooling, and I think they're also going to continue to pursue the roleplay line.

I've pretty much given up on the notion of Hasbro producing playsets.  It just seems like a dead issue, and I'm tired of getting my hopes up.  Continuing to talk about it just seems crazy.  The definition of insanity is continuing to do the same over and over again while expecting a different outcome.  Rather, I think that the future of playsets with adult collectors lies in 3D printers and a network of fans who are building the things that they want.  BTW, thanks for that link, Muftak!  I really like the look of the twelfth parsec offerings.

There's also the matter of where does the toy industry go from here?  And I think we're in a transitional period.  The action figure sector has changed.  Manufacturing in China is much more expensive now than it was during the PT era.  I know some people are banking on this notion of the 40th anniversary.  Maybe Hasbro is holding back for that?  Who knows. 
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Shannon and I chatted a lot near the end.  She was obviously ill and I was convalescing from back surgery. She was a really great person.  Time flies.
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LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« Last post by Pete_Fett on June 18, 2016, 10:58 PM »
Stopped by the local Lego Store tonight with my wife's grandkids to get them stuff, ended up grabbing a Rex's AT-TE set because it had a dent on the box and they were selling it for 20% off - since I'm opening it anyway I really didn't care about the condition of the box.

I also picked up all four of the new SW:TFA Lego Minifigure Key Chains and the Eclipse Fighter set.
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