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Re: 6" Black Series Store Finds and Recent Purchases
« Reply #60 on: August 4, 2014, 12:23 PM »
Nice grab.  Does it have a good visor plate?  I grabbed one this morning that looks pretty bent up.

In other 6" news, I picked up the W4 Anakin and Clone Trooper at Target this morning.
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Re: 6" Black Series Store Finds and Recent Purchases
« Reply #61 on: August 4, 2014, 03:09 PM »
This may appeal to no one else, thankfully it only appealed to a couple others online and not very much. May also technically belong in another thread, but my most recent 6" Black Series purchase:

 
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Re: 6" Black Series Store Finds and Recent Purchases
« Reply #62 on: August 17, 2014, 02:14 PM »
I picked up the Bikerscout! Very excited. The piece is nearly a bonafide work of art; the figure itself is nearly perfect, it doesn't suffer from the stormtroopers quazi-bowleggness and is beautifully detailed. The is pretty bitchen', however, I wish the handle bars had some articulation, and the exhaust petals not having it's full range of motion is disappointing.

Over all, a great display piece. Very sound and satisfying purchase.
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Re: 6" Black Series Store Finds and Recent Purchases
« Reply #63 on: August 20, 2014, 03:18 PM »
Custom 6" purchase number 2.

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Re: 6" Black Series Store Finds and Recent Purchases
« Reply #64 on: August 25, 2014, 11:28 AM »
No more Obi-Wans for awhile please. There is still a major glut of them around here. The others will all be hot sellers.
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Re: 6" Black Series Store Finds and Recent Purchases
« Reply #65 on: August 25, 2014, 11:44 AM »
That ROTS Obi-Wan cannot possibly be pegwarming as much as Greedo and Slave Leia.  In fact, near me, Han Solo is approaching pegwarmer status as well.
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Re: 6" Black Series Store Finds and Recent Purchases
« Reply #66 on: August 25, 2014, 02:27 PM »
6" Peg Warming in St. Louis: Slave Leia, Greedo, Han, Obi-Wan and Bespin Luke...  4" Peg Warmers: Nothing in most places as there aren't any pegs for them.

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Re: 6" Black Series Store Finds and Recent Purchases
« Reply #67 on: August 25, 2014, 08:25 PM »
Here it's Leia Leia Leia, with Greedo a close 2nd.  Han's still not around nearly as much (TRU some, one at any given KM I visit), aside from those TRU Cantina sets of course.

Not much of anything else...  The Deluxe figures are not exactly flying out the door, Scout included, but I'd not call pegwarmer on those yet by any means.  Leia's reigning champ for now.
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Re: 6" Black Series Store Finds and Recent Purchases
« Reply #68 on: August 25, 2014, 09:52 PM »
6" Peg Warming in St. Louis: Slave Leia, Greedo, Han, Obi-Wan and Bespin Luke...  4" Peg Warmers: Nothing in most places as there aren't any pegs for them.

This is the exact same as around here. I would feel compelled to make some kind of insinuation about human characters not being as appealing as the other figures, but Greedo messes up that theory.
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Re: 6" Black Series Store Finds and Recent Purchases
« Reply #69 on: August 26, 2014, 12:03 AM »
"Pegwarming" at my stores in Austin:

- Target: Most stores have nothing. The ones that do have 2 Greedos, a Leia and a Han. You can occasionally find an Obi-Wan or a Bespin Luke if they've gotten a new case, and an occasional 3.75 inch figure
- Wal-Mart: All they sell anymore are toy lightsabers, but some stores still have TVC TPM figures with almost 3 years of dust
- TRU: See Target, except they have 10 3.75 inch Biggs figures

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Re: 6" Black Series Store Finds and Recent Purchases
« Reply #70 on: August 26, 2014, 08:04 AM »
I think (I hope) my area here in Iowa is particular. Peg warming here:

Target: Anakin, Greedo, 1 Stormtrooper for about five days now.

Wal-Mart: only one case of Wave 3, but has not moved in over a week, including the Stormtrooper.

TRU: Everything is peg warming there, Wave 1-3 except for Boba and the Stormtrooper. They've had a Biker Scout for over a week.

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Re: 6" Black Series Store Finds and Recent Purchases
« Reply #71 on: August 26, 2014, 08:32 AM »
I think (I hope) my area here in Iowa is particular.

I need to come for a visit.

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Re: 6" Black Series Store Finds and Recent Purchases
« Reply #72 on: August 26, 2014, 11:35 PM »
With the 6" logjam around here, I finally broke down and placed an online order for 2X Anakins and 3X Clone Troopers. Even with shipping it came to less than I would have paid at retail anyway.  :)
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Re: 6" Black Series Store Finds and Recent Purchases
« Reply #73 on: August 27, 2014, 12:13 AM »
Speaking of log-jams, the local Disney Store is clearancing their stock of Greedos, Hans, and Leias... for $14.99

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Re: 6" Black Series Store Finds and Recent Purchases
« Reply #74 on: August 30, 2014, 01:19 AM »
I got my Anakins and Clone Troopers today, perfectly packaged and right on time. Just opened them up and start futzing around with them.

Anakin from the neck down is actually a pretty dope figure, I especially like the blend of soft goods and plastic around the waist. I haven't had any trouble posing him or getting him to stay standing either, he can do a pretty wide range of stances. But eesh, that head sculpt is as underwhelming in hand as in photos. I ended up going with the Sith head for display purposes, but neither really seems up to snuff with the other human sculpts so far. And yeah, they both sit too high on the neck.

Clone Trooper is about as expected too, at least for me: solid but unspectacular. It's a nice sculpt, mine is a little loose around the torso but not terrible. The limited range of motion doesn't bother me too much as I sort of consider it to be more or less realistic (figure these guys probably had a hard time moving around in that early gear). I'm thinking I will probably stick with two of these guys and not army build them beyond that. I'm sure there are plenty more iterations in the pipeline starting with the Sergeant anyway.

This is probably my least favorite wave so far, but certainly worth picking up and not terrible efforts overall, just not among their best results in this line to date, IMHO.
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