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Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
« Reply #90 on: February 16, 2014, 05:06 PM »
Ree-Yees is definitely worth the wait. Here's hoping we see Yak-Face soon. Like Jesse said, the detail is insane. That vein going down the middle of his face... wow.

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Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
« Reply #91 on: February 17, 2014, 04:35 PM »
Man, that Ree Yees is nice.  I never picked up the POTF2 one, and for the past few years just kept waiting it out figuring they would remake him eventually (since he's been rumored for awhile).  Can't wait for this version, looks great.  Doallyn is great too, and a long requested fan figure.

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Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
« Reply #92 on: February 17, 2014, 06:32 PM »
Interesting thing about Doallyn and Ree Yees...  It's sorta kinda possible Scott's lists wound up getting those two out together and now.  Not saying that's definitely how things went down, but I'm also not saying the effort wasn't made there at some point.  :-X
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Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
« Reply #93 on: February 17, 2014, 08:05 PM »
Holy ****...Ree Yees?! I'm psyched. And I haven't been psyched about SW for a long time.
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Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
« Reply #94 on: February 18, 2014, 01:26 AM »
Doallyn has me more geeked than Ree Yees did, and still does, but that Ree Yees close-up pics and things?  Man...  Hard not to imagine pretty much every alien we've gotten that hasn't been redone in a while, and how well it could be done.

Yak Face was one I wasn't keen on seeing again but now...  yeah, that could be amazing.  I'd love it with real fur whiskers.
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Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
« Reply #95 on: February 18, 2014, 09:31 AM »
Doallyn has me more geeked than Ree Yees did

Same here, resculpts are nice, and Ree Yees was long overdue, but there's nothing like getting a never-before-made background character after all these years.

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Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
« Reply #96 on: June 7, 2014, 02:46 PM »
Did y'all see this?

http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/content/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=13633

AT-RT Driver and Republic Trooper axed; Ree-Yees and Doallyn 1x per case. Reminds me of those awful case packs that killed the Indiana Jones line.
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Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
« Reply #97 on: June 7, 2014, 06:35 PM »
Wait for more case assortments to come out.  Trying to forecast case assortments months in advance is always a dicey proposition, and they're almost always going to change.
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Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
« Reply #98 on: June 12, 2014, 01:33 PM »
Wave 5 Up for Pre-Order at EE

2x Darth Vader (Episode III)
2x Luke Skywalker (Jedi Training on Dagobah)
2x Yoda (Jedi Training on Dagobah)
2x Wedge Antilles (Hoth Pilot)
1x Snowtrooper Commander
1x Toryn Farr
1x Ree-Yees
1x Jabba's Skiff Guard Sgt. Doallyn
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Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
« Reply #99 on: June 12, 2014, 04:46 PM »
Wave 5 Up for Pre-Order at EE

2x Darth Vader (Episode III)
2x Luke Skywalker (Jedi Training on Dagobah)
2x Yoda (Jedi Training on Dagobah)
2x Wedge Antilles (Hoth Pilot)
1x Snowtrooper Commander
1x Toryn Farr
1x Ree-Yees
1x Jabba's Skiff Guard Sgt. Doallyn

So, the wave 4 case includes 2x of all new figures (see below).  They follow this up with 2x new Wedge, 1x new Ree-Yees, and 1x Doallyn?  Is the Vader at least new?  Someone please give me some logical rationale as to why we're getting 4 Yodas and 4 Lukes across two cases, but only one each of all new characters.   >:( That makes no sense>:(   Are these guys less desired than Toryn Farr who appears in both cases? Could they at least double up on the Snowtrooper instead of Yoda?  Unbelievable.  I swear they are purposely tanking this year to make next year's sales look even stronger.

Wave 4 Assortment for Reference...
2x Luke Skywalker (Jedi Training on Dagobah)
2x Yoda (Jedi Training on Dagobah)
2x Snowtrooper Commander
2x Toryn Farr
2x Bastilla Shan
2x Dak Ralter
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Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
« Reply #100 on: June 12, 2014, 05:07 PM »
Wave 5 Up for Pre-Order at EE

2x Darth Vader (Episode III)
2x Luke Skywalker (Jedi Training on Dagobah)
2x Yoda (Jedi Training on Dagobah)
2x Wedge Antilles (Hoth Pilot)
1x Snowtrooper Commander
1x Toryn Farr
1x Ree-Yees
1x Jabba's Skiff Guard Sgt. Doallyn

I have a Wave 4 case on order with EE and I ordered extra openers of Luke, Yoda, the Snowtrooper Commander and Toryn Farr via Amazon. I think I'll just pre-order a case of this wave from EE and cancel my Amazon order and then keep my fingers crossed I'm able to score openers of Ree-Yees and Doallyn somewhere...Maybe they'll be carry-forwards into the first wave of TIE Pilot packaged Black Series figures?

Horrible ratio of figures in that Wave 5 case... IF waves 4 and 5 hit stores, we will be swimming in Dagobah Luke figures by the end of this summer.
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Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
« Reply #101 on: June 12, 2014, 08:56 PM »
Dismal case ratio but almost makes me wonder if a revision case isn't in the works?  The repacked TVC are dropped...  It's all very fishy.
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Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
« Reply #102 on: June 14, 2014, 09:02 AM »
Dismal case ratio but almost makes me wonder if a revision case isn't in the works?  The repacked TVC are dropped...  It's all very fishy.


I wonder if this is a part of Disney directive to put the Eu and PT on the back burner.

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Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
« Reply #103 on: June 14, 2014, 10:51 AM »
Wave 5 is probably a recognition more of the fact that Wave 4 will not see mass distribution since the line is changing in the fall. Already we're not seeing the Jedi Luke wave of Saga Legends even get solicited here. I imagine we'll see the Luke/Snowtrooper/Maul group in the fall as well. It's also connected to the Rebels launch it seems, so they're leaning a little heavier on the main characters. I don't think it's all that bad, but we'll see. Nothing distribution wise seems to work for anyone.

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Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
« Reply #104 on: June 15, 2014, 12:38 AM »
Nothing distribution wise seems to work for anyone.

Do you mean people or retailers?  The Wave 4 case sure seems like it will work well, whenever it bothers to get here.
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