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Target 6" Imperial Shadow Squadron Set
« on: July 25, 2014, 10:39 PM »
Coming this Fall to Target - the 6" Imperial Shadow Squadron Box Set.

Includes Special Black Ops Speeder Bike with Shadow Scout and Shadow Stormtrooper Commander.

Makes me wonder when we'll see a standard 6" Shadow Stormtrooper to join them.   :D

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Re: Target 6" Imperial Shadow Squadron Set
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2014, 02:38 AM »
I love the shadow stuff. I'm in for a few of these.
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Re: Target 6" Imperial Shadow Squadron Set
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2014, 07:53 AM »
Wow.  They're going to the Shadow scheme already?  It makes me think that they're tooling budget might be really stretched thin.  This set LOOKS cool, but the cynic in me sees this for what it is:  a repaint set that's being pitched as a cool army building exclusive.
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Re: Target 6" Imperial Shadow Squadron Set
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2014, 12:17 PM »
I love the shadow stuff. I'm in for a few of these.

Me too! 

I know it's not everyone's cup of tea but if they have to do mix in repaints I am happy enough they went with these.
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Re: Target 6" Imperial Shadow Squadron Set
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2014, 02:16 PM »
Wow.  They're going to the Shadow scheme already?  It makes me think that they're tooling budget might be really stretched thin.  This set LOOKS cool, but the cynic in me sees this for what it is:  a repaint set that's being pitched as a cool army building exclusive.

Less than a year in and they've used the Sandtrooper sculpt FOUR times, The speeder bike twice, the Clone Trooper twice, and Fett twice.  They're clearly looking to squeeze as much margin out of this line as possible.
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Re: Target 6" Imperial Shadow Squadron Set
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2014, 06:25 PM »
Yeah, what Rob said...  I think they were looking to immediately start creating some kind of re-use base from their toolings ala the 4".

Though a friend did say to me via text during the show, "Wow, already dipping into the 'paint it black and call it something cool' gimmick" and I had to laugh a bit.  It did take them quite a while to catch onto that hook in the 4" line, haha.  That kinda stuff pays for new stuff though, as the lines go, so oh well.
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Re: Target 6" Imperial Shadow Squadron Set
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2014, 10:42 AM »
I love this set, but it makes me want Hasbro to release more speeder bike variants in the 3/75 line.
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Re: Target 6" Imperial Shadow Squadron Set
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2014, 11:10 AM »
Bah.  At first I was tentative on the 6" line, then I was all in, now I'm not so sure again. 

We're only seeing a handful of 6" figures trickle out each year - which I'm generally okay with.  Now it appears that half of the "new" figures are purely repaints/kit bashed.

Love the all the "big" 6" stuff like the Tauntaun, speeder bikes, etc.  Just wish they would go a little lighter on the rehashed figs.

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Re: Target 6" Imperial Shadow Squadron Set
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2014, 11:28 AM »
Less than a year in and they've used the Sandtrooper sculpt FOUR times, The speeder bike twice, the Clone Trooper twice, and Fett twice.  They're clearly looking to squeeze as much margin out of this line as possible.

I think this is just good business sense on Hasbro's part - didn't think I'd ever say that!  Yes, repaints are underwhelming versus new figures, but they are light years better than repacks.  I'll take different paint aps any day of the week over repacked 12" figures that clog the pipeline.  They're ideally using the increased profit on these to offset the creation of brand new sculpts, so I'm glad they're getting a few extra dollars this way, versus going the comic pack route and saying it isn't cost effective to make new stuff.  Beyond all that, I do think the shadow stuff looks cool.  If they had a bright white Sandtrooper release, I'd go all in on that as well.
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Re: Target 6" Imperial Shadow Squadron Set
« Reply #9 on: August 2, 2014, 08:55 PM »
I am already cherry picking this line so it doesn't bother me too much. I would actually buy a single release shadow trooper though.
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Re: Target 6" Imperial Shadow Squadron Set
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Re: Target 6" Imperial Shadow Squadron Set
« Reply #12 on: October 8, 2014, 10:06 PM »
sold out in 90 min.
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Re: Target 6" Imperial Shadow Squadron Set
« Reply #13 on: October 8, 2014, 10:41 PM »
Wonder how many sold?  If it's like most Target exclusives it won't be too hard to find, but that's still pretty impressive I think.
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Re: Target 6" Imperial Shadow Squadron Set
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2014, 10:48 AM »
This has now been removed completely from their website. Way to go, Target...don't let anyone get your top secret exclusives.  ::)
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