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Re: Hasbro Announces 6" Black Series Archive
« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2018, 07:36 PM »
Great choice to release the Biker Scout without the Speeder Bike. I've seen lots of people who army build the 6 inch figures, and they only have one or two Bikers since you could only get it with the Speeder Bike (and the lowest price that set got around here was $20, and in limited quantities).

I've really wondered why it took so long for Hasbro to start rereleasing the 6 inch figures.
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« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2018, 11:16 AM »
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Re: Hasbro Announces 6" Black Series Archive
« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2018, 02:12 PM »
I would like to see confirmation which of these are different from the originals, and even if there are any subtle differences in the ones that are supposed to be straight repacks. Luke and Anakin both have the new face printing right? And I seem to recall Yoda was an upgrade somehow?

Mostly curious about Bossk and Boba and the Speeder scout I guess.
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Re: Hasbro Announces 6" Black Series Archive
« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2018, 09:04 AM »
I wonder when these will be preorded on EE. I will never see any of this in town.
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Re: Hasbro Announces 6" Black Series Archive
« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2018, 10:17 AM »
I wonder when these will be preorded on EE.

Pre-orders for these should open 1/1/19 at the on-line shops...

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Re: Hasbro Announces 6" Black Series Archive
« Reply #20 on: January 4, 2019, 09:39 AM »
I don't think Brickseek works for these at Target.  >:( :(
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Re: Hasbro Announces 6" Black Series Archive
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2019, 05:37 PM »
I found these at Target this week (aside from Bossk). I wanted the Luke because of the face deco changes (although this is one I didn't think was too bad in the previous version), and ended up picking up another Boba Fett for sone reason. I already had one, but kinda wanted an extra for the desk. Originally thought about Bossk too, but didn't see him. IG-88 looked like the deco was different to me as well.

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Re: Hasbro Announces 6" Black Series Archive
« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2019, 10:26 AM »
I decided to sell my originals of these characters and buy the Archive versions.  My set of 4 already arrived from Dorksidetoys yesterday.  I like the new paint apps better and I'm not so attached to the original releases that it was that big of a deal. 

I was kind of surprised by how quickly almost all of the originals sold, even though EVERYBODY seems to have known about the Archive releases.  Selling two of those more than covered the cost of the Archive wave.  And the only one I have left is Boba Fett, and it's kind of a surprise that he's the last man standing.
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« Reply #23 on: February 7, 2019, 02:17 PM »
Looking through my Black Series figures and it got me to thinking what. Figures would be nice to see get another release in this line? Honestly, after seeing some of these newer real scan face figures, it makes some of the older versions look fairly outdated. With that in mind, I'd personally like to see several of the Luke Skywalker figures get a redo with the new faces. Bespin and Jedi Luke in particular. We have a new version of Stormie Luke on the way. Tattooine and Hoth Luke could use this as well. Hasbro has been great at putting out versions of Luke in this line, but after seeing figures like Bespin Han Solo, Bespin Leia, Skiff Guard Lando, Val, Tarkin, and others....id really like to see updates to most/all of the previous human figures. Not that they were all awful, but the new face deco techniques has really changed the game.

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« Reply #24 on: February 7, 2019, 02:49 PM »
I feel very much the same as Brian.  The more I see the new facial deco, the more I'm open to improving some of the older figures.  Especially having seen the updated deco on the ROTS Anakin Skywalker, because the difference is astounding!  The ones that I would like to see at this point in time?

-Luke Skywalker (Bespin, Farmboy versions)
-Obi-Wan Kenobi (ROTS)
-Han Solo (TFA)
-Kylo Ren (either unmasked version)
-Rey (TFA)
-Poe Dameron (any of them)
-Emporer Palpatine


I'm also wondering how this technique might be applied on a figure like Chewbacca.  It might be able to add a level of detail to Chewie that we've never seen.
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Re: Hasbro Announces 6" Black Series Archive
« Reply #25 on: February 7, 2019, 06:36 PM »
Id love to see them use the new facial deco on Carbonite Han.

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« Reply #26 on: February 7, 2019, 07:35 PM »
I feel very much the same as Brian.  The more I see the new facial deco, the more I'm open to improving some of the older figures.  Especially having seen the updated deco on the ROTS Anakin Skywalker, because the difference is astounding!  The ones that I would like to see at this point in time?

-Luke Skywalker (Bespin, Farmboy versions)
-Obi-Wan Kenobi (ROTS)
-Han Solo (TFA)
-Kylo Ren (either unmasked version)
-Rey (TFA)
-Poe Dameron (any of them)
-Emporer Palpatine


I'm also wondering how this technique might be applied on a figure like Chewbacca.  It might be able to add a level of detail to Chewie that we've never seen.

Excellent choices, I totally forgot to specifically mention Poe. That original pilot version is one of the worst looking heads we have had, definitely need a redo there. I would agree about Chewie as well. I think the Solo version is far superior to the previous Chewies, it would be nice to see a new/improved OT version.

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« Reply #27 on: February 9, 2019, 05:17 PM »
Yeah, pretty much every Poe Dameron release so far has been lackluster in terms of the likeness.  The TLJ version isn't that great, either.
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