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Re: Black Series Rumors
« Reply #195 on: December 1, 2016, 05:18 PM »
If you look at the highlighted letters, and the comments on YF.com you'll see some guesses on what we'll get.

TR-BF-PB-ST

Tusken Raider
Boba Fett
Ponda Baba
StormTrooper

Seems like some decent figures, although I'm not so sure about Walrus Man.  Are people really asking for this figure to be reissued?  Maybe he'll have a major role in Rogue One...

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Re: Black Series Rumors
« Reply #196 on: December 1, 2016, 06:05 PM »
I would love it if those are the four characters.  I'm not a huge walrusman guy, but if we eventually get Greedo, Snaggletooth, and Hammerhead to go with him, that would be awesome.  Those cantina guys are some of my favorites from the original vintage lineup. 
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Re: Black Series Rumors
« Reply #197 on: December 1, 2016, 09:47 PM »
It absolutely makes sense to get a Stormtrooper back into circulation.  Especially since ROGUE ONE is just chocked full of them.  But the question is invariably WHICH VERSION?

I can also see the case for Ponda Baba since that figure had a very limited run at retail.  As for Boba Fett?  Okay.  When I first saw the BF I actually thought "Bib Fortuna?  REALLY?!?!"  Boba makes more sense though.  He just continues to sell, and you need a solid seller to help carry the line.  I'm curious if it's going to be a TESB version or the ROTJ costume. 

But the Tusken Raider?  Eh.  I'm a little less enthused about that one.
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Re: Black Series Rumors
« Reply #198 on: December 1, 2016, 10:50 PM »
Wrong.

Sand Trooper. Hasbro loves them more than stormtroopers.

Also, it's great that Pax Bonkik is coming back.

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Re: Black Series Rumors
« Reply #199 on: December 2, 2016, 12:47 AM »
Ponda Baba was probably THE hardest TVC figure to find. I lucked out and got one from a fresh case at 3am but that was the only time I saw it at retail, and I know they were about as scarce as the recent Black Series waves.

That said, I'd probably pass on all of these. I have enough of the army builders. I'd bite on Fett if it were the VOTC/ROTJ version from 2004.
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Re: Black Series Rumors
« Reply #200 on: December 2, 2016, 01:45 AM »
I have to give  that to the Echo Base Rebel...  THAT was a bitch.
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Re: Black Series Rumors
« Reply #201 on: December 2, 2016, 08:25 AM »
Never saw the Tarkin wave here, one of the only SW Toy Waves i've literally never seen on the pegs anyplace.

I would have preferred they crank out the rest of that last online only TVC wave. Shae Vizsla and that Republic Trooper, etc.
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Re: Black Series Rumors
« Reply #202 on: December 2, 2016, 09:36 AM »
I would give the VHTF crown to the trio of Bastila, Ponda Baba and the Echo Base Rebel Trooper.  Thankfully Bastila got reissued down the line and that helped a lot of people. 

I think Tarkin would be a good choice for a reissue, too.  Well, just because.  A Sandtrooper reissue makes sense as well, given what we've seen of the Imperial troops on Jedha.
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Re: Black Series Rumors
« Reply #203 on: December 2, 2016, 09:36 AM »
It's funny, but that Ponda Baba, Echo Base Trooper wave was plentiful in NYC I found dozens in the Babies R Us of all places.  If I had know what a treasure trove I had found...

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Re: Black Series Rumors
« Reply #204 on: December 2, 2016, 10:05 AM »
I'm not so sure about Walrus Man.  Are people really asking for this figure to be reissued?

He sells for $30-40 loose on ebay; $80-90 carded.  There must still be some demand for him.


I would give the VHTF crown to the trio of Bastila, Ponda Baba and the Echo Base Rebel Trooper. 

From what I understand, this wave was one of the least produced waves in all of the TVC line. Bastilla was re-issued, now apparently Ponda.  Hoping Echo Base Rebel gets re-issued at some point too for those that missed him.


Sand Trooper. Hasbro loves them more than stormtroopers.

Or Snowtrooper.   Actually, I think I'd prefer a nice clean deco black-pauldron Sandtrooper over the plain Stormtrooper.  If we're going to get soaked for $13 to buy them, I'd rather get all the Sandtrooper gear than just a single E-11 accessory. ;)
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Re: Black Series Rumors
« Reply #205 on: December 2, 2016, 02:58 PM »
I lucked out with the Ponda Baba wave here in Iowa, finding them at a few WM's on the same day. I ended up with 3 or 4 Echo Base Troopers. Vintage wasn't great around here but it wasn't bad, and we pretty much had a shot at everything at lease once. I have never seen Shae Vizla though. I think she's the only one I don't have.

I think the choices in this group are pretty good. To me the Tusken Raider is the biggest head scratcher, but I suppose all of this is new to folks coming in to the hobby at this point. I'm hoping the Sandtrooper offers something new. If they go with the same old sculpt it's an instant pass, unless they choose to offer one of the variants from RO. There is an all white pauldron variant in the movie that I think Sideshow might be doing. There are some new backpacks too that the Jedha troops seem to have.


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Re: Black Series Rumors
« Reply #206 on: December 2, 2016, 04:59 PM »
The Black Series plans are now in the main computer:

BLACK SERIES 3.75
55187082 SW TUSKEN RAIDER
55187083 SW PONDA BABA
55187084 SW BOBA FETT
55187085 SW SAND TROOPER

...and verifiable via Brickseek
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Re: Black Series Rumors
« Reply #207 on: December 2, 2016, 06:33 PM »
Ha! Sand Trooper! Called it.

Yeah, I think I got at least one TPM 3D Tusken Raider MOC from when Five Below had that wave. I might even have the VOTC one MOC. So I wouldn't pay $13 or even $10 for one.

Boba Fett needs a whole do-over with ball joint wrists and hips.  This won't be it.