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Anybody have any luck finding this today?  A bunch of us fanned out across the dozens of Minneapolis Targets and came up empty.
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Collections / Dave's Backlit Death Start Display Case
« Last post by Dave on July 24, 2021, 08:21 PM »
Check out the backlit Death Star display case I finally finished up in my basement Star Wars storage area.  Notice the 3.75" figure on the top shelf.  I've got a *ton* of room I've got to plan out how to fill out with my collection. 

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The Vintage Collection / Re: The Future of Star Wars Collecting?
« Last post by Dave on July 24, 2021, 01:48 PM »
The really disturbing part of this week's presale (to me) is the 3 Black Series figures--those sold out SIGHT UNSEEN. All they've posted is images from the 2003 cartoon. One can assume these will be repaints of previously released versions, but still--they could also be literally anything else.

This sets a crazy precedent where Hasbro doesn't even need to make a prototype before getting our money anymore. What happens next?

Yeah, I'll be interested to see what these end up looking like.  I sure hope we get a look at these before they ship, because if they're just repaints I'm cancelling the two I managed to pre-order and won't bother trying to track down the one I wasn't able to pre-order.

I too am baffled by the Amazon pre-orders.  They've never done that before where pre-orders of an exclusive are sold out instantly.  I'm not sure if everyone is way under ordering/producing, or factories are only running at 25%.

The other one that bothers me is the R2-RN8W pride droid from Disney.  It appears only a very small number of these were made, only briefly available at the parks with not enough to really even make it to eBay.

A lot of this defies logic.

If this hobby turns in to one that you can't reasonably track down everything you want, then I may be taking a much bigger step back in my collecting habits.
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The Vintage Collection / Re: The Future of Star Wars Collecting?
« Last post by Muftak on July 24, 2021, 01:31 PM »
I find this recent trend of a 24 hour lifespan of announcing the item/preselling the item/selling out of the item completely baffling. The Bad Batch 4 pack sold out insanely fast at Amazon (who obviously weren't holding some back for retail stores like WalMart and Target might) with a six-month window before delivery. Hasbro later announced that there would be more put up for presale eventually, I assume once they secure a window for another run at the factory.

This week the WalMart Clone Wars Microseries figures ddi pretty much the same thing, though it looks like WalMart did stagger the availability somewhat to give more buyers a chance. Still, everything was sold out within a couple of days of the announcement of such product. And again, this is just presales--the product won't be here until sometime next year.

The really disturbing part of this week's presale (to me) is the 3 Black Series figures--those sold out SIGHT UNSEEN. All they've posted is images from the 2003 cartoon. One can assume these will be repaints of previously released versions, but still--they could also be literally anything else.

This sets a crazy precedent where Hasbro doesn't even need to make a prototype before getting our money anymore. What happens next?
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Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« Last post by McMetal on July 23, 2021, 11:08 PM »
I hear you, I recently sold off all my Pulp Fiction, Rocky Horror, and Terminator 2 figures, and am probably not done yet. I keep all mine carded so they take up a lot of space. There are a few I am still interested in though, just sent you a PM in case you can help. Thx!
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I'll be looking for a single Fett - any color combo and any card condition - if anyone ends up getting an extra they're willing to sell at a reasonable price.

I'm going to hit up all the Targets in the area when these are supposed to hit, but I'm not optimistic.

I hit EP and Shakopee today in anticipation - nothing on the pegs, no display endcaps, and no sign of the name or DPCI in the system.  I'm having doubts about these showing up on Sunday.
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Sheesh, I was oblivious for five hours and still was able to preorder all three just now. Thanks Target! Screw you, Walmart!   >:(

Yeah, I had no idea this was even a thing.  I don't even mind if they sell out later today - just refreshing to have an opportunity to get a preorder without being in that 2-5 minute window of opportunity.
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Same here, should have my Fetts by Tuesday the 27th. A few days earlier than expected which is nice since they have delayed the next TBS wave for 3 months.  >:(
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Sheesh, I was oblivious for five hours and still was able to preorder all three just now. Thanks Target! Screw you, Walmart!   >:(
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Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« Last post by Rob on July 23, 2021, 11:22 AM »
I've completely quit on this line.  I just can't justify $18 plus shipping and tax for a 5 POA action figure.  I'm also completely soured on the way they abuse re-paints and glow in the dark and blood splattered and black and white and sepia versions...  I've got a friend who did a panel with Brian Flynn and he was basically bragging that re-releasing the same thing over and over was the way to bank, and I'm a collect-them-all guy so this just doesn't align with how I think.

I'm probably going to start selling off my ReAction collection if there's anything you're missing.  I have about 450 figures. 
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