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Re: 6" Black Series - 2013 Wave 3
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2013, 05:31 PM »
Yeah, I'm sure I'll pick up the stormtrooper.
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Re: 6" Black Series - 2013 Wave 3
« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2013, 07:27 PM »
I am in for the Stormtrooper but may pass on Bespin Luke. I got X-wing Luke just because he is out first but I think farm boy and Jedi are the only ones I really want.
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Re: 6" Black Series - 2013 Wave 3
« Reply #17 on: October 1, 2013, 12:06 PM »
After picking up the Sandtrooper, the stormtooper is certainly a lock. Solid figures.
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Re: 6" Black Series - 2013 Wave 3
« Reply #18 on: October 15, 2013, 02:35 PM »
I think the PT Kenobi looks nice, but I would have much preferred an OT Kenobi.

I too wish this line would stay heavy with OT.  Not having Vader, Chewie, or C-3PO in favor of OT Anakin and Obi-Wan is a miss.

Even Slave Leia isn't my preferred figure for her.  Maybe ANH or Endor Leia with a blaster would be preferred.
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Re: 6" Black Series - 2013 Wave 3
« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2013, 11:54 PM »
When is this wave supposed to ship? 2014 I assume?
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Re: 6" Black Series - 2013 Wave 3
« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2013, 10:30 AM »
Hasbro sent out some new press shots calling this 2014 Wave 1, so yeah not until next year most likely...
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Re: 6" Black Series - 2013 Wave 3
« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2013, 01:54 PM »
Anakin isn't going to be in this wave. They are going down to 3 figure waves so they can have carry forwards.

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Re: 6" Black Series - 2013 Wave 3
« Reply #22 on: October 31, 2013, 02:08 PM »
Ok, so clearly Hasbro was worried they would not be able to screw the distribution on these up like the 3&3/4 stuff so brilliant change of plans. I'm sure they will be carrying forward R2 and not the Sandtrooper, then probably Slave Leia rather than Boba. And so on.  ::)

Just more evidence to me that they don't yet fully grasp the proper business model for this scale. How many 6" repacks do you see Mattell or Neca trawling out with each new wave?

Right, none.
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Re: 6" Black Series Wave 3 (aka 2014 Wave 1)
« Reply #23 on: October 31, 2013, 02:15 PM »
I think if they use it for army builders (Sand/stormtroopers) or variants (alt pauldron sandies, etc) or uber-popular guys like Fett/Vader, it may not be so bad.  But yeah, if they repack R2 or  Slave Leia or ROTS Obi-Wan or something it'll suck fast.
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Re: 6" Black Series Wave 3 (aka 2014 Wave 1)
« Reply #24 on: October 31, 2013, 07:48 PM »
Right, I think there's room for them to rotate Vader, Fett, and what are sure to be all those different Sandtroopers we saw listed. Probably different ranked Clones, etc. Beyond that, just from purely local observation, there will not be demand for these beyond their initial release.

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Re: 6" Black Series Wave 3 (aka 2014 Wave 1)
« Reply #25 on: November 1, 2013, 08:53 PM »
Yeah, if they are smart about who gets that fourth carryover slot in these cases, it could work out....but we'll see.  It was nice getting a whole wave in one case, and being done without any extras each time.  So I guess if we continue to see 4 or so waves of these a year, we're looking at around 12 (maybe up to 15) new figures a year, not too bad.  If they are going to put extras in, I'd be for more Stormies, or different pauldroned Sandies or something like that.  I could see Fett as well, or even Vader.  No more X-Wing Lukes needed for now, plenty of those locally :).

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Re: 6" Black Series Wave 3 (aka 2014 Wave 1)
« Reply #26 on: November 27, 2013, 09:39 AM »
Wave 3 is up for pre-order at EE.

Looks like Han Solo gets the nod as the first carry-over figure.  Makes sense I guess as folks may want a second to display with all those hand/belt/gun combos.

Or it could be the universe's way of continuing to tempt me to buy into this line by giving me another shot at Han.   :-\
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Re: 6" Black Series Wave 3 (aka 2014 Wave 1)
« Reply #27 on: November 27, 2013, 10:05 AM »
Also up for pre-order at BBTS

Why would you spend $75 for a set of 3 when you can buy the whole case of 4 for $80?  ???
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Re: 6" Black Series Wave 3 (aka 2014 Wave 1)
« Reply #28 on: November 27, 2013, 03:54 PM »
I see all of Wave 1 warming the shelves at this point.  I'm worried that any carryovers will only make things worse.  If somebody hasn't been able to get their fill of this wave then they live under a rock.

I'm not sure there are a many 6" army builders, and I know I don't want two Han figures (sorry Jeff).

Maybe if they did case revisions to empty the warehouse of leftover wave 1 and 2 figures it might be okay, but I'm worried that two waves of Han is one too many.

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Re: 6" Black Series Wave 3 (aka 2014 Wave 1)
« Reply #29 on: November 27, 2013, 07:40 PM »
If any make sense, it's Han...  Can't say much else does.

Guess it depends who you talk to though...  That Han almost had me cave though, and I've sworn off 6" figures all together short of Bossk, Tarkin, or a Fleet Trooper...  and really probably only Bossk or Tarkin would get my cash.
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