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Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« Reply #120 on: March 23, 2015, 12:50 PM »
Just got my shipping notice on the Endor Wave from HTS so these are showing much much sooner than the pre-order advertised (as usual with HTS). Keep your eyes peeled!

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Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« Reply #121 on: March 25, 2015, 03:16 PM »
I grabbed my first SW figure in forever, Ezra.  No accessories with this one (aside from the helmet)?  I understand cost cutting, but this is ridiculous.

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Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« Reply #122 on: March 26, 2015, 03:28 PM »
I found all of the new Mission Series sets at Target over lunch today.  ;D

On the down side, nearly all of them had some level of box/bubble damage, but 2 Heras are 2 Heras, so I'm not complaining.

Now if I could just find those pesky 6" guys...
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Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« Reply #123 on: March 27, 2015, 12:11 AM »
Received my order of the Saga Legends "Endor Wave" case and the Hera wave of Mission Series figures. So with the exception of getting a MIB set of the Digital Collection figures I'm all caught up on the 5POA front.

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Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« Reply #124 on: March 27, 2015, 01:59 PM »
I finally got lucky and found the new Imperial Troop Transport @ TRU today. Also found remnants of the new Missions Series stuff at a different Target and picked up 2 more TIE Pilot/Stormtrooper 2-packs and another Cadet Ezra/Kanan 2-pack.  :)
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Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« Reply #125 on: March 27, 2015, 02:25 PM »
One of my Cadet Ezra/Kanan 2-packs had a Kanan with two right hands  >:(

Are there any noteable differences between this figure and the single-carded version of Kanan?
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Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« Reply #126 on: March 27, 2015, 10:04 PM »
The TRU in Schaumburg, IL has raised the price on Saga Legends and Mission Series to $9.99 & $11.99 respectively. SL now is the same price as TBS, that's obscene!

This is likely an isolated incident, the store is in a huge shopping district near some wealthier towns. But it's insane nonetheless.

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Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« Reply #127 on: March 27, 2015, 10:30 PM »
One of my Cadet Ezra/Kanan 2-packs had a Kanan with two right hands  >:(

Are there any noteable differences between this figure and the single-carded version of Kanan?

I just compared mine closely and no distint differences that I can see. My single carded version has a subtle paint application on  the eyes - a ring of blue around the darker iris, whereas in the 2-pack version it is much harder to make out. But that may just be factory sloppiness or whatever.

My luck continued after work as I found a very nice Hera 2-pack for my MOC collection at Target this evening. This allowed me to open one of the more raggedy ones I bought previously, and man, what a nice set. Hera is very slim but she has a cool little blaster and fits nicley inside the Phantom. And I love having a Stormtrooper Commander to ride point in the ITT.  8)
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Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« Reply #128 on: March 28, 2015, 01:54 AM »
Oofah Jason, that's some steep pricing on some ultimately crummy stuff.  If Hasbro bumps pricing on 5 POA to now articulated pricing, I'd imagine that's not going to go over well at the checkout line for them.

I don't buy the 5 POA much at this point, but I wouldn't buy it at all at those prices.  The quality just isn't there for it.

It's barely there on the articulated stuff most of the time, to justify a purchase.
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Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« Reply #129 on: March 28, 2015, 07:09 AM »
I picked up Cadet Ezra w/ Kanan and the Rebels TIE Pilot w/ Stormtrooper yesterday.  I also saw some of the newer Mission series sets, like Leia with Stormtrooper Luke and Hoth Han Solo and Luke.  Yes, the coat on Han is blue.  Tried to find Hera with the Stormtrooper Commander, but that set seems to be rather... elusive.
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Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« Reply #130 on: March 28, 2015, 04:34 PM »
Oofah Jason, that's some steep pricing on some ultimately crummy stuff.  If Hasbro bumps pricing on 5 POA to now articulated pricing, I'd imagine that's not going to go over well at the checkout line for them.

I don't buy the 5 POA much at this point, but I wouldn't buy it at all at those prices.  The quality just isn't there for it.

It's barely there on the articulated stuff most of the time, to justify a purchase.

Yeah JJ, it's just plain sick. I'm only after the crew of the Ghost for the 5 POA line since I figure Hasbro will likely never be doing them in TBS movie style, unfortunately this particular TRU seems to be the only place around me getting new stuff so it's a kick in the pants. Thankfully, I only need the Sabine 2 pack now and I can call it quits on this stuff. Between crazy prices, poor figure designs, and horrible distribution issues, the fun of collecting sure is being sapped outta me. Thankfully there's still vintage.  ;D