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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 2021 HasLab Black Series Rancor
« Last post by LandotheScoundrel on November 21, 2021, 10:30 PM »
Hasbro's in the unenviable position (of their own making) where if they drop the price—or offer all new unlockables—they'll forever be held hostage by their fanbases demanding more than what they can budget for...even to unrealistic degrees. They should have had a more compelling package for that pricepoint to begin with, so the concept was flawed from the start...and definitely botched in many ways. But if they just take it all back and give fans all the stuff they've been demanding, the Haslab backing community will be a ******* entitled nightmare going forward.

Like I said, they should have had a more compelling package from the beginning, but they didn't. I don't know that it would be a smart move for them to suddenly pivot, unless they want to do this dance every time.

But yeah, when I backed the Sail Barge and the Razor Crest, I had no interest in the unlocks. I mean, yeah I'm happy to be getting them, but I wanted the core item. It seems like this just isn't a core item that Black Series fans give a big enough **** about.
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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 2021 HasLab Black Series Rancor
« Last post by Jeff on November 21, 2021, 08:43 PM »
I'm wondering now where it will bottom out before it starts rebounding?

Wow, did not expect to stop in tonight and see that this had pretty much been dropping all weekend.

I think you guys are on the money.  Most people assumed $350 included some great unlocks and "new version of stuff we have" is obviously not enough to move the needle for those folks.

I feel bad for those who were really wanting this.  I guess there is still time for Hasbro to fix this somehow and make it more attractive, but no idea if they will be willing to change it up or if they are willing to let it go on and fail?
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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 2021 HasLab Black Series Rancor
« Last post by GrandMoffNick on November 21, 2021, 07:32 PM »
I feel like that's exactly what it proves. The rancor was worth $250. A lot of people assumed they'd get some combo of Oola, Malakili, Giran etc that would be worth the other $100. Oops. So they are bailing.
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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 2021 HasLab Black Series Rancor
« Last post by Rob on November 21, 2021, 06:25 PM »
Currently at 4,885.  Patrick and crew have to be sweating right now.

4827.

This is kind of crazy.  I can’t believe how much the unlocks have become the driver here.  To me you either want the Rancor or you don’t.  Looks like it’s just priced $50 or $100 too high.
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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 2021 HasLab Black Series Rancor
« Last post by LandotheScoundrel on November 21, 2021, 03:17 PM »
Maybe they're trying to figure out how they can amortize cost of the loss into the TVC line.
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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Store Finds and Recent Purchases
« Last post by McMetal on November 20, 2021, 07:25 PM »
My Credit Collection Mandalorian showed up from Amazon today. Cool figure! Shipped again in a small Hasbro box.
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The Vintage Collection / Re: TVC Blue Leader's X-Wing with General Merrick
« Last post by Pete_Fett on November 20, 2021, 06:18 PM »
Been able to score four of these and I think that's going to be where I call it. So far I'm going to keep one completely MIB, two I opened so I could take out the TVC carded figure - for now I have left them both carded and on the fourth I have opened up everything.

I typically get two of every figure to open, and sometimes even more if the figure has a vehicle, like this guy, but that would just be silly.

My hope is that they indeed do what StBrian suggested and they do a Blue Squadron pack and General Merrick is included. That way, I can get a couple of those and outfit the three Blue Squadron X-Wings each with a unique pilot.
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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 2021 HasLab Black Series Rancor
« Last post by Matt_Fury on November 20, 2021, 02:55 PM »
Currently at 4,885.  Patrick and crew have to be sweating right now.
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Hey Hasbro! / Re: Future HasLab Ideas
« Last post by Nicklab on November 20, 2021, 10:33 AM »
Here are my own Haslab playset ideas.  For now it's completely OT focused:

THE VINTAGE COLLECTION

DEATH STAR - I'm thinking something that might be a cross between the Kenner Death Star playset, the Palitoy Death Star playset, and the Micro-Series Death Star.  It should touch on these key settings:
-Hangar bay
-Overbridge
-Detention block
-Tractor beam control station
-Trash compactor with dianoga
-Lightbridge swing
-Computer alcove
-Corridor with blast doors
-Turbo laser turret
-Mega laser station / shaft
POSSIBLE SWEETENERS:
-Death Star Gunner on POTF card
-Overbridge control station with Death Squad Commander (Derek Torrent)
-Imperial officers with dialogue - all of the no name officers from the Death Star with dialogue - Khurgee, Childsen, Treidum
-Imperial officers from the briefing room - Tarkin, Yularen, Tagge, Motti, Chief Bast, Officer Cass, General Romodi, Trech Molok


MOS EISLEY CANTINA - I picture this as a fold out playset centered on the full bar with distillery.  The fold out wings would have three of the alcove booths along with seating.
FEATURES:
-Droid scanner (electronic)
-LED lighting
-Booth furniture - tables, benches
-Standalone tables and stools
-Cantina music sound chip
-Wuher pack-in figure
STRETCH GOALS:
-ALIEN 4-PACK w/ Banniss Keeg, Arleil Schous, Takeel & Danz Borin
-Chalmun - the Cantina needs its owner, right?
-Cantina band members - all of them
-Tonnika Sisters


ECHO BASE PLAYSET Something like the micro-series playset, featuring:
-Ion Cannon
-Shield generator
-Trenches & turrets
-Command center
-Medical bay
-Hangar
STRETCH GOALS
-Rebel technician with modern vehicle maintenance energizer
-Rogue Squadron pilots - Snowspeeder pilot 4-pack with Derek "Hobbie" Klivian & gunner TBD, Zev Senesca & gunner Kit Valent
-Command unit - General Rieekan, Toryn Farr, Romas Navander & K-3PO
-Luke Skywalker with laser cannon - Wampa attack cut scene


STAR DESTROYER BRIDGE  Featuring the windows, walkways & control pit
-Two levels - upper level by windows and alcoves
-Lower pit with 3 - 4 control consoles per pit
-passage way between pits and out of them (this always bothered me that you couldn't see how the hell these guys got down there)
-Stairs to upper level
-Communications suite with holoprojector
STRETCH GOALS
-Commanders - Admiral Ozzel & Admiral Piett
-Technicians - 6 x Imperial technicians in grey jumpsuits
-Holograms - Imperial officer holograms including the Asteroid victim
-Add on doors to Vader's quarters & meditation chamber
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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 2021 HasLab Black Series Rancor
« Last post by JediJman on November 20, 2021, 08:47 AM »
4889 now...I have to say, I am surprised that the numbers keep going down.  I figured less people would be interested after the lackluster news, but I didn't think we'd see negative numbers ongoing.  Wow.
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