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3.75" Celebrate the Saga 5POA Multi-Packs
« on: August 21, 2020, 11:49 AM »
Another reveal from today's Hasbro Pulse live stream:  Eight 5-packs with "the best" 5POA figures, updated with photo-real deco.

Hasbro says this is the last hurrah for the 5POA figures.  After this, the kid-focused 3.75" 5POA figures go in the vault (for now) so they can focus on 3.75" SA for collectors and other lines/expressions for kids.  (Does not include fan-focused "Retro Kenner" stuff).

The 5-Packs:
Rebel Alliance - R2, Jedi Luke, Bespin Han, Hoth Leia, Chewbacca
The Resistance - BB-8 w/Porg, Poe, Rey, Finn, C3PO
The First Order - BB-9E, Mouse Droid, Hux, Phasma, FO Stormtrooper, FO Flametrooper
Jedi Order - R7-A7, Mace, Yoda, OBi-Wan, Anakin
Galactic Republic - OOM-10, Clone, Shocktrooper, Cody, 501st
Galactic Empire - R2-Q5, Biker Scout, Snowtrooper, TIE Pilot, Squad Leader
Bounty Hunters - R5-P8, Boba, IG-88, Jango, Bossk
The Sith - TC-4, Maul, Palps, Vader, Kylo

BOLD names are new repaints, rest are repacks (with photoreal deco for humans)
« Last Edit: August 21, 2020, 12:43 PM by Jeff »
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Re: 3.75" Celebrate the Saga 5POA Multi-Packs
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2020, 04:06 PM »
So ALL the humans have new face deco?  So basically, if I'm collecting new figures, variants, repaints, and kit-bashes, I'd probably need to order all of them yeah?
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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2020, 04:12 PM »
Wtf is even the difference between an animated and realistic style droid??
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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2020, 05:47 PM »
Sculpting style... see CW Artoo or Rebels Chopper vs. all the other regular 3.75" droids.

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Re: 3.75" Celebrate the Saga 5POA Multi-Packs
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2020, 11:38 PM »
Yeah what Rob said...  the tcw figs were pretty significant...  rebels Chopper really isnít tho, oddly.
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Re: 3.75" Celebrate the Saga 5POA Multi-Packs
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2020, 12:40 PM »
I'm going to take a wait and see approach on the repainted variants.  I've gotten less and less interested in variations, repaints, etc. and really don't want the extra price of three repacked figures in tow.  If they were single carded figures I'd probably bite, but I'm really not so sure when they're bundled in to a four pack.

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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2020, 08:53 AM »
Was anyone else irked that this Disney term crept into the Pulse web stream - "They're going in the vault"?

Some of these are a pass for me.  Others are a little tempting - like getting TC-4 or OOM-10.  With R7-A7?  I basically built that droid from the B-A-D program at Disney.  R5-P8 was in one of the Disney astromech 4-packs.  And I bought a slew of POTJ R2-Q5's back in the day.
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« Reply #7 on: September 9, 2020, 11:15 PM »
Agreed on the vault thing.  Hasbro doesnít need to be in the business of making things ****** to get on purpose...  itís seemingly how theyíre leaning though. 
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Re: 3.75" Celebrate the Saga 5POA Multi-Packs
« Reply #8 on: October 2, 2020, 07:42 PM »
Doesn't stop coming. Amazon moved my 4 clones/OOM 10 up to next Wednesday from Nov 4. I should probably cancel.
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« Reply #9 on: October 6, 2020, 02:59 PM »
Not gonna say OOM-10 is worth $30, but glad to have it in my collection
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Re: 3.75" Celebrate the Saga 5POA Multi-Packs
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2020, 12:24 PM »
Had a not-for-the-better job change this week which has made me re-evaluate my collecting. First step was finally deciding to break the ďOne of everything Mint In BoxĒ madness - no one magical rich collector is going to come in and swoop up my collection some day, so the point of trying to maintain that standard was driving me crazy. So while I did get a couple of these ďCelebrate the SagaĒ sets to open for the unique droid, I am rounding up all 8 MIB ones and returning them today, 2 back to Best Buy and the other 6 to a UPS store to be sent back to Amazon. The crazy thing is that adds up to $240 for 5POA rehashes. While Iím not happy about this life change, it took the life change to finally realize how, for me at least, this quest to have one of everything MIB was not a path I should be following.

Gonna be finally looking to sell my 12Ē (Hasbro and Sideshow), Unleashed, Transformers (both Star Wars and regular) and a bunch more stuff over the coming months mostly to reduce my collection footprint. I honestly would be happy to get it down to just all my open stuff and anything in Vintage-style packaging. And then it would be up to Hasbro how long they keep me as a customer, but that too would depend on how employment goes... 2020 has been great!
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Re: 3.75" Celebrate the Saga 5POA Multi-Packs
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2020, 07:43 PM »
That sucks, Pete sorry to hear this. You have always been the Gold standard for collectors so to hear you say you canít keep it up pretty much convinces me no one can anymore. Iím taking stock lately too and wondering the same thing. Trying to cut back everywhere I can but it still doesnít seem like enough sometimes.
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« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2020, 08:37 AM »
Sorry to hear that as well, Pete.  I know itís a tough time in general.  MTFBWY!


So I bought one of the Celebrate the Saga sets.  Specifically, the Sith multipack.  And Iím actually impressed by the paint applications.  This could be the best face deco Iíve ever seen on a 3.75Ē Darth Maul!  Palpatine looks really good, too. 

I donít know how many more of these sets Iím going to buy, but this one exceeded my expectations. 
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Re: 3.75" Celebrate the Saga 5POA Multi-Packs
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2020, 08:59 AM »
Had a not-for-the-better job change this week which has made me re-evaluate my collecting.

I must have missed this earlier in the month.  Sorry to hear about that, Pete.  Hope everything works out well for you on your new path!

So I bought one of the Celebrate the Saga sets.  Specifically, the Sith multipack.  And Iím actually impressed by the paint applications.  This could be the best face deco Iíve ever seen on a 3.75Ē Darth Maul!  Palpatine looks really good, too. 

I donít know how many more of these sets Iím going to buy, but this one exceeded my expectations. 

Despite my initial "meh" response to these, I did cave and pick up the Jedi Order and Sith sets just for the droids since they are 15% off on Amazon this week.  Probably still too much to pay for just wanting the droids, but oh well - I've been a sucker on this stuff for 20+ years, why stop now.  :-[

Like Nick said, I thought the figures were really good for what they are.  Maul and Palpatine in the Sith set and Yoda and Mace especially in the Jedi set look really great (Anakin and Obi-Wan not so much)
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« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2020, 12:35 PM »
Sorry to hear the news Pete, but these things have a way of working out for the best over the long run.  Wishing you success in whatever comes next!  And in the  meantime, have fun going through all your SW goodies!
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