Author Topic: 2016 Con Exclusive Black Series 6" Astromech 3-Pack  (Read 200 times)

Online Jeff

  • Administrator
  • Jedi Council Member
  • *
  • Posts: 22061
  • parties weren't meant to last
    • View Profile
    • www.JediDefender.com
Re: 2016 Con Exclusive Black Series 6" Astromech 3-Pack
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2016, 02:03 PM »
I'm personally glad they made this a convention exclusive, although I think having this be an online exclusive would have been fine too.

I'm just glad they didn't stick this in stores to warm the pegs.

Yeah I think if it's like a Target thing a pack of repaints for an Arm and a leg would be twice as frustrating.

I was looking at the ebay auction pics of this set today and was a little bit confused when I remembered something.  At Toy Fair in February, Hasbro was hinting that the 2016 SDCC exclusive would be Rogue One teaser item (trooper in exclusive packaging, like they did for TFA). 

This doesn't seem to be a Rogue One item (unless Red Squadron X-Wings of Wedge/Garven/Biggs are part of RO).  What if this set isn't the Hasbro SDCC exclusive, but possibly the TRU SDCC exclusive (like the awesome 6" Han vs Greedo pack they did once upon a time or the mega-3.75" box sets they've done the past few years)?

I guess what I'm saying is that there is still a chance that this set will end up in a store after all...
« Last Edit: May 20, 2016, 02:09 PM by Jeff »
Editor-in-Chief  - www.JediDefender.com
On Twitter?  Follow JediDefender -> @jedidefender / Follow me -> @jlsmentek

Online Dave

  • Jedi Knight
  • *
  • Posts: 2956
  • Cheese
    • View Profile
Re: 2016 Con Exclusive Black Series 6" Astromech 3-Pack
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2016, 02:18 PM »
I guess what I'm saying is that there is still a chance that this set will end up in a store after all...

You are either on to something Jeff, or on something.

The Yakman posted a link to an eBay auction for this.  If you read the sellers post he found these at a TRU in Hong Kong.

Has an international retailer like TRU ever received any access to a convention exclusive like this?
« Last Edit: May 20, 2016, 02:19 PM by Dave »

Offline JediJman

  • Jedi Guardian
  • *
  • Posts: 15274
  • I don't get drunk, I get awesome.
    • View Profile
Re: 2016 Con Exclusive Black Series 6" Astromech 3-Pack
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2016, 02:44 PM »
I don't know about international, but I think it's pretty common for Con Exclusives to make their way to TRU brick and mortar stores.  The Masterpiece Soundwave figure I have was a comicon exclusive, then available as a TRU exclusive about a month later.
"After Tuesday even the calendar goes W T F. "

Offline Darth_Anton

  • Jedi General
  • *
  • Posts: 9986
  • Whatever
    • View Profile
Re: 2016 Con Exclusive Black Series 6" Astromech 3-Pack
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2016, 11:33 PM »
I see SDCC Exclusive and I automatically think HTS, so my initial thought was - kind of lack-luster for Hasbro this year. Glad I have you guys to point out that it's most likely the EE exclusive.
"Snark is the idiot's version of wit."