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Re: Black Series Rumors
« Reply #105 on: July 14, 2014, 11:23 PM »
Crap. I completely forgot about Stan's "rumors." I was excited for a moment.
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Re: Black Series Rumors
« Reply #106 on: July 30, 2014, 10:02 AM »
Crap. I completely forgot about Stan's "rumors." I was excited for a moment.

Looks like everyone's forgotten about them again, and with good reason.  How many of these ACTUALLY panned out at SDCC? 

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Han Solo (Hoth Outfit)
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Shasa Tiel (Ishi Tib Jabba's Palace)
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Yak Face (JUST ADDED!)

Let's see..... that would be NONE!  Well, the only one that might be considered halfway confirmed was the Han Solo in Hoth gear, which likely refers to the 6" Deluxe figure.  But I just have to shake my head at sites that should know better running rumors like this as news without any sort of independent verification
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Re: Black Series Rumors
« Reply #107 on: July 30, 2014, 04:54 PM »
Yeah I just shrugged at this. No doubt some of these guys are in development, because you know, what else, but I think it's clear from what we've seen recently that the 'collector line' is not going to generate a ton of excitement and certainly not 18 figures at a crack. Maybe for the movie next year (probably) but I'd like to see some follow up from some of the places that leaned on this. A lot of the comments I see out and about regarding 'other sites' and their reporting makes me think what's good for the goose is good for the gander.

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Re: Black Series Rumors
« Reply #108 on: July 30, 2014, 05:15 PM »
Let's see..... that would be NONE!  Well, the only one that might be considered halfway confirmed was the Han Solo in Hoth gear, which likely refers to the 6" Deluxe figure.  But I just have to shake my head at sites that should know better running rumors like this as news without any sort of independent verification

Agreed. With Hasbro producing large numbers of figures in years past, I have always wondered if Stan was doing nothing more than just guessing at where Hasbro would go next with figures and just throwing it out there and seeing what sticks.

But now with the breadth and depth of the line being almost non-existent, he's going to be getting less and less accurate with his guesses.
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Re: Black Series Rumors
« Reply #109 on: July 30, 2014, 06:28 PM »
Scott has some info that is pertinent to that point somewhere.  :-X
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Re: Black Series Rumors
« Reply #110 on: July 30, 2014, 07:18 PM »
http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=21201.msg524040#msg524040

His odds start to go the longer the list is out there...still not good odds though

Another way to look at it is look at our wishlist from 2009 and see how many of those have been made (almost all!)

http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=18973.0
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Re: Black Series Rumors
« Reply #111 on: July 30, 2014, 08:04 PM »
Hasbro just knows good taste when they read it I guess. :)
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Re: Black Series Rumors
« Reply #112 on: July 31, 2014, 12:24 PM »
18 figure case assortment canceled "for something else"?
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Re: Black Series Rumors
« Reply #113 on: April 10, 2015, 10:51 AM »
Took a long time for this rumored set to show up...

According to Rebelscum and the UK TRU computer system, looks like there may be some kind of Cantina and Jabba's Palace/Rancor Battle Packs coming this Fall

Saw this on Dan Curto's facebook page - Jabba's Rancor Pit Box Set

Besides the pic, there are no details other than it's probably a TRU exclusive box of stuff you probably already own (just like TRU's Endor/AT-ST box set last year).
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Re: Black Series Rumors
« Reply #114 on: April 10, 2015, 02:11 PM »
All good stuff in it, but yeah, all stuff I have oodles of so I'm content. :)
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Re: Black Series Rumors
« Reply #115 on: April 10, 2015, 07:51 PM »
There is debate as to the sculpt of the Jabba. It clearly looks to good to be the one that was exclusive to Walmart, and it's too small to be a 6" version. So, that leave it being a new sculpt. (which would be very weird).
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Re: Black Series Rumors
« Reply #116 on: April 10, 2015, 08:34 PM »
If that Endor set at TRU was $99.99, this thing is going to cost $499.99


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Re: Black Series Rumors
« Reply #117 on: April 10, 2015, 09:14 PM »
There is debate as to the sculpt of the Jabba. It clearly looks to good to be the one that was exclusive to Walmart, and it's too small to be a 6" version. So, that leave it being a new sculpt. (which would be very weird).

Going back to the original rumor (which correctly called the Han/Greedo set for $40 and the Endor/ATST set for $100), then this thing is probably going to be about $130.

If Hasbro drops a brand new Jabba sculpt as the only new thing in a pack that is rumored to be around $129.99, then they truly have lost all touch with what collectors want these days.

It looks like a repainted Walmart Jabba to me (based on the arms, nostrils, and eyes), but the window-box glare and flash make it hard to tell I guess...
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Re: Black Series Rumors
« Reply #118 on: April 11, 2015, 11:02 AM »
I don't see a Rancor Keeper in there. Definite pass.  ;)
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Re: Black Series Rumors
« Reply #119 on: April 11, 2015, 11:47 AM »
I actually might pick this up... I passed on the Rancor because I was pissed that Target bumped the price up $10-15. I don't think I have that Luke or 3PO either, and more Gamorreans are always nice considering how rare they were here.