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Re: Star Wars Rebels Hero Series X-Wing
« Reply #30 on: September 10, 2014, 01:45 AM »
If throwing a conniption over toys every other day, either because they're not what I want exactly, or they're not readily available to me, or because I think they cost too much, or I think they're painted poorly, or because I unfairly compare them to things no mass produced toy ever will (or did) compare to...  Then sure, I'll turn my collector card in.  Happily.  All day long.  I wouldn't want to be in that peer group, frankly.

I've been saying it on Twitter and I'll say it here...  The more you apply a little logic to things, the more happy about collecting you'll be.  It's a lot easier to see the positives that way.

I just wish Hasbro would now do a B-Wing and Y-Wing...  I'd be over the forest moon of Endor for that.
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Re: Star Wars Rebels Hero Series X-Wing
« Reply #31 on: September 10, 2014, 07:42 PM »
What Jesse said.

Perspective is healthy in all things, and certainly in a hobby as inconsequential, in the end, as this one. Enjoy it or don't. If you don't, save yourself some needless frustration and find a better hobby.

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Re: Star Wars Rebels Hero Series X-Wing
« Reply #32 on: September 15, 2014, 08:25 PM »
Saw these at K-Mart tonight which surprised me given there's no shelf space for them in that last reset.  Another reset may be afoot there.

I also utilized some TRU coupons this past weekend and picked one up for myself.  $15 off was nice.

So far, largely my thoughts are the same.  There is as much good as bad to this toy that was ultimately 100% not made for us, so to find such a good level of "This can work" for us is a miracle.  Considering basically Hasbro told everyone at Toy Fair to not get their panties in a wad because it's got nothing to do with collectors, it kinda is funny everyone's panties were in a wad.  I wasn't even there and got the memo.

That said, customizers can definitely have a field day with it.  Next to figures, that's how to enjoy this thing because it really impresses.  It lets you know just how massive a ship it is.  And how tiny things like the Snowspeeder were/are by comparison.  That's where the value is to this.
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Re: Star Wars Rebels Hero Series X-Wing
« Reply #33 on: September 18, 2014, 04:38 PM »
50% Jesse's fault.
25% Really Good Painter Dude's fault.
25% me for justifying the $20 I almost spent on something else was "free" money going towards this.

I now have a "correct" scale X Wing taking up a large chunk of space in my toy room. I knew after the first time I saw this I'd cave eventually, but you sped up the process Jesse. Thanks  ;)
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Re: Star Wars Rebels Hero Series X-Wing
« Reply #34 on: September 18, 2014, 04:46 PM »
Awesome.  :)

My Target actually sold 2 and my WM sold 1.  It is accomplishing its ultimate non-collector goal.  It's just gravy it's useful to collectors on any level.
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Re: Star Wars Rebels Hero Series X-Wing
« Reply #35 on: September 18, 2014, 04:59 PM »
I had to go to a second Target to find it in stock.
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