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The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 2021 HasLab Black Series Rancor
« on: November 30, 2021, 10:56 PM »
I wonder about the message/precedent this sets for future HasLab projects - Don't think it's got enough value?  Then just sit on it until the last week and see if you can force them to add an extra unplanned sweetener again!

Yeah, I think this will end up biting Hasbro in the long-run.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 2021 HasLab Black Series Rancor
« on: November 29, 2021, 01:56 PM »
Yeah it's been fluctuating around 4750 for the past couple of days.  I think it's hit its floor.  I just wonder if the end surge will be big enough to bring it back over the line.

Back up to 4758 today.  Where are all these guys posting online that they're going to buy up extra of these to make the non-supporters pay triple once this comes out and people are consumed with regret over not getting one?

All 2 of them, I guess. ::)  Plus there's a 5 max limit per customer (although there are ways around it, I suppose).

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 2021 HasLab Black Series Rancor
« on: November 23, 2021, 01:03 PM »
It gained a backer since lunch!

And it went back down one.  I wonder if someone was playing a cruel joke.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 2021 HasLab Black Series Rancor
« on: November 23, 2021, 12:53 PM »
It gained a backer since lunch!

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 2021 HasLab Black Series Rancor
« on: November 23, 2021, 10:07 AM »
Looking around the collecting community on YouTube, a lot of people are calling Hasbro out on their lack of general knowledge of the Franchise (mainly Ling and Patrick).  Hell, Ling actually said in the previous livestream that the moment the Rancor ate the Stormtrooper as an iconic moment in the movie.  Return of the Jedi has been around for 38 years, you would think she might have found some time to watch it.

To be fair to Ling, the early concepts of the Rancor had a Stormtrooper beside it to show the scale so being in the moment of the livestream and seeing the Stormtrooper it might have just been in the back of her head when she said that instead of Piggy Guard, which she may have meant.

Hey Hasbro! / Re: Future HasLab Ideas
« on: November 19, 2021, 05:51 PM »
And Vehicles:

01. UT-60D U-wing starfighter/support craft
02. Modified VCX-100 light freighter "The Ghost"
03. BTL Y-wing starfighter
04.* Imperial Lambda-class T-4a shuttle
05. T-65B X-wing starfighter (General Antoc Merrick, Blue Leader)
06. AAL-1971/9.1 Troop Transport (First Order)
06. Aratec C-PH Patrol Speeder (Imperial Patrol Speeder)
06. TIE Advanced x1
06. Rebel CR90 corvette "Tantive IV"
10. GR-75 Medium Transport

A lot of these Jeff has already listed, but there are some that could use updating.

Hey Hasbro! / Re: Future HasLab Ideas
« on: November 19, 2021, 05:49 PM »
Also, here are the results for a Yakface Top Ten TVC Playsets

01. Death Star (Detention Block, Trash Compactor, Hallways, Tractor beam, Bridge, Conference Room, Elevator, Cannon Tower, Garbage Chute, TIE Hanger, Hallways, Hangar Control Room, Weapon Observation Room, Chasm)
02. Chalmun's Cantina (Bar, alcove, bandstand)
03. Cloud City (Carbon Freeze Chamber, Gantry, Hallways, Dining Hall, Control Chamber, Torture Chamber, Junk Room with Incinerator, Apartment, Room where Threepio gets Shot)
03. Echo Base (Hangar, Trench, Shield Generator, Ion Cannon, Wampa Cave, Med Center, Command Center)
03. Jabba's Palace (Gate, Dungeon, Droid Torture Chamber, Dais, Audience Chamber, Rancor Pit and Chute, BBQ Pit)
06. Emperor's Throne Room
07. Coruscant (Jedi Council Chamber, Chancellor's Office, Outlander Club, Dex's Diner)
08. Star Destroyer Bridge and Pit Deck
09. Ewok Village
10. Dagobah (Yoda's Hut, Dark Side Cave, Swamp, Training Area)

Hey Hasbro! / Re: Future HasLab Ideas
« on: November 19, 2021, 05:46 PM »
Great ideas.

Add TVC U-Wing to the list.

I'd love to see a combo Hoth Rebel Transport, Ion Cannon (with interchangeable barrels for realistic display and one with a firing Nerf dart), and defensive cannon combo for the low HasLab price of $275.

The U-Wing can come with a female pilot and Bistan... thought I'm not attuned to detail like some to know if there is any difference between Cassian's and the one Bistan's on.

But very good choices here, Dave.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 2021 HasLab Black Series Rancor
« on: November 19, 2021, 05:43 PM »
Add me to the list of those wanting this to fail.  Sorry to those who are interested, but if this moves forward, it's going to mean more of the same.  I'd rather have it fail and send a message that collectors are not okay with ridiculous prices or lazy incentives on these big ticket items. 

Hopefully it also sends the message to Hasbro that they might need to shake up their team because there really hasn't been much in terms of new and creative in the past few years.  Yeah, we're getting some new Mandalorian love because it's popular at the moment, but how many repainted Din Djarins do we need?  A large percentage of new reveals aren't even new, but repacks and repaints.  Even the 6" collectors are starting to see the recycling of figures in their line.  So when they revealed the tiers, I wasn't surprised to see 2 repacks.  Luke will be new, but that's dipping in the well that's already been dipped in, character-wise.

Hey Hasbro! / Re: Future HasLab Ideas
« on: November 19, 2021, 05:35 PM »
These are pretty good choices.  I'll add a 2 more:

TVC 3.75" Chalmun's Cantina in Star Wars box

A bone for Jayson:
TVC 3.75" Yoda's Hut in The Empire Strikes Back box.  Just remodel the vintage version and make it bigger and add the cave.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 2021 HasLab Black Series Rancor
« on: November 19, 2021, 11:51 AM »
5,109 now.

Edit: and dropping slowly.

Patrick and crew are morons.  Maybe they're ultimately going to fudge the numbers and it'll get made either way, but this is weak.

I'm more firmly passing than before.

I feel conflicted - I want this to work for those that want it, but I also really want it to fail so they'll stay focused on 3.75" HasLab offerings.

Yeah, I feel the same about everything here.  The tiers are pretty weak.  They should have at least had Malakili as one of the tiers.  How can you have a Rancor without a Rancor Keeper? 
I've passed on every Haslab so far, mostly because I don't have the space for such large items.  They are cool, though and I wish I did have room to display them.  But I kind of feel like the big items work for TVC because of the scale.  6" rather limits what can be done for $500 or less.
I just wish that Hasbro would be open to making packs of obscure background characters in TVC, but it probably wouldn't happen due to costs.

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Rogue Squadron
« on: November 17, 2021, 02:06 PM »
Hopefully LFL/Disney rethink this whole concept of a Rogue Squadron movie and make it into a series.  I feel like the creators could explore a lot more of the characters this way than they could in a movie.

The Vintage Collection / Re: 2021 TVC 3.75" Troop Builder Sets
« on: November 11, 2021, 10:36 AM »
Yeah I donít know.  Iíve only bothered to look at the one figure that I photographed.  Iím in the middle of unpacking the collection after my move in MayÖ maybe Iíll go ahead and check them all later.

Just check the date stamps, apparently: Date stamp 12021 bad. Date stamp 12051 good.

Since Pulse is the later shipper, I hope that means they will all be 12051!

Pleasantly surprised to get my shipping notice for both this and the 4-pack.

Same here.  I have one in the 4-pack, but I thought "The Ghost" one was pretty cool, so I'm glad to have another.

Did they state when these would be available for pre-order, or were these just "pipeline reveals" for some future pre-order yet to be announced?

These were finished product and there wasn't a date given for pre-order.  Just that standard PR (paraphrase) that they've been using lately: at a later date to give fair chance for everyone.

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