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Any chance it could be a new Big Naboo Royal Starship for TPM 25th anniversary? Podracer set?

20th anniversary of ROTS is next year too...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Tough Times at Hasbro
« on: April 23, 2024, 03:43 PM »
Mattel getting the SW license was heavily rumored a few years ago.

LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: April 16, 2024, 05:37 PM »
Sorry for your loss, McMetal.

I've sold LEGO on Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace. Depending on the set, you will get a lot of hits. You'll have to weed through weird people too. Any sale I've made, I always do the meetup in a public shopping center parking lot, juuuuust in case. But also, my experiences have been pleasant. It's a lot like dealing with people on here, most people buying know their stuff and want to make it as quick and painless as possible.

If you really just want to dump the stuff, though, see if there are any LEGO resell shops in your area. We have one here called Bricks and Minifigs, which I think may be a national chain. They sell pretty much anything LEGO related and buy used sets both boxed and opened. They WILL do their best to undersell you (they prefer sets to either be carded or loose/fully built and lower the value from there), but again, if you just want to be done with it, it's probably the easiest route to go.

The Vintage Collection / Re: The Future of Star Wars Collecting?
« on: April 15, 2024, 01:07 PM »
I don't know how it is for everyone else, but in my area, Target and Walmart have flipped and Target is now the trashy, unkept store. Outside of TBS General Lando and TVC Bespin Lando, I haven't seen non-exclusive figures at Target in years. Not that Walmart is any better about stocking toys, but I digress. Target potentially dropping the lines really doesn't change much for me personally.

I started selling a bunch of stuff on Mercari last year, which I believe is owned by eBay, but have gotten similar DMs. I'd say 1 out of every 10 messages usually leads to an actual sale. I really don't understand why people ask, because Mercari has the option to offer, and most people offer $5-10 less than what I'm selling for, so I typically accept the offer anyway.

The question that gets under my skin the most is when people ask me to hold an item I've just listed for 5-10 days until their next paycheck comes in. I always tell them I'll do it for a down payment, and so far nobody has followed up on that offer!

My TPM Ani preorder shipped from Pulse. First Black Series purchase I've made in a looooooong time.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 2024 Imperial March BS6" Reveals
« on: March 26, 2024, 06:07 PM »
Luuke looks like they may reuse his upper body for a new ROTS Obi-Wan

Other Toy Lines / Re: 2024: What Are You Collecting?
« on: January 4, 2024, 11:50 AM »
I have really cut back over the last few years too, due to both space and financial reasons. I was laid off last summer and sold a ton of Black Series and Marvel Legends on Mercari to get by. It really does create a snowball effect because now I want to get rid of 90% of what I own and condense everything down to 2 bookshelves or so. I've had a ton of internal dilemmas about Star Wars, mainly which figures to keep, and whether or not to keep alternate costumes (i.e. Yavin Luke and Stormtrooper Luke as opposed to just having Farmboy Luke, Bespin Han vs ANH Han, etc.).

Hasbro Star Wars: I made the mistake of hopping over to 6 inch from 3.75 inch, but I haven't bought anything since 2021, maybe early 2022, and it will likely continue that way. I'm trying to downsize like crazy so I'm planning on getting rid of most background characters and army builders. I also have my entire TVC/3.75 inch collection at my parents' house that I need to go through and sell. I want to get rid of everything outside of a few vehicles, and maybe the main OT crew to put inside the BMF.

Hasbro Marvel Legends: I managed to sell all of my duplicates outside of a few Spider-Man figures, but I'm still interested in any Spider-Man characters, and to a lesser extent, X-Men. Most of my main display X-Men figures are Japanese imports, with ML filling the gaps. Interested in a few of the X-Men '97 figures, and I'll buy anything based on the Raimi movies and 90s Spidey animated series. I'm debating going back and getting Andrew Garfield Spidey and the Final Swing Spidey but for now I'm happy with just Tobey Spidey.

Bandai SH Figuarts: These are my "main display" figures. I have the TPM 25th anniversary Qui Gon and Maul on preorder, and will continue to buy the 1-2 Star Wars offerings they put out each year. Last year I only got the Obi-Wan and Vader based on the Kenobi final duel. Both great figures! I do want to get rid of some stuff that is inferior to the Hasbro figures, such as Count Dooku, but I have almost every figure made from this line and my OCD hates that idea!

MAFEX: I really only buy their Marvel comic book figures, and only go after Spider-Man and X-Men figures. I didn't get to buy the Scarlet Spider that came out in 2023 because of my layoff, but with the Hasbro ML version on preorder, do I really need it now? Time will tell! There are a few cool Star Wars offerings coming, all based on Mandalorian S3, but do I really need to pay $100+ for a slightly better Bo Katan? Another Mandalorian? I think I counted the other day that I have 8 across 3 lines, so unless reviews come out saying those are the best figures ever, I'm skipping them.

Hasbro Indiana Jones: I never got into this line because I went all in on the 2008 line. I did pick up the SHF Indiana Jones, and I'm hoping that the Adventure Series hits Ollie's or Ross because I want to track down a Marion, Short Round, and Henry Sr. for cheap.

McFarlane DC: I own a ton of the DC Collectibles Batman TAS line from 2015-2020, and Todd has been rereleasing some stuff exclusively at Target. I picked up the Scarecrow rerelease a few weeks ago because I missed the original version of that one. There's an Alfred exclusive coming at some point, which is nice because that was originally only available in a Haslab priced Batcave set. After that, I just need to hope Todd rereleases some of the figures I don't have!

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Tough Times at Hasbro
« on: December 24, 2023, 03:42 PM »
That is a good point about the bad bets. Do we know how much Hasbro invested in the plastic-free packaging? Good idea, but of course swappers ruined it.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: How Many States Have You Been To?
« on: December 13, 2023, 02:49 PM »
I'm hoping to cross a few states off the list with a new job I have that involves a lot of travel. I also have some planned trips to some of the other missing states. Next trip is tentatively planned for September to Denver, depending on how Covid is at that point.

Update for this list. Boy did that job wind up being a disaster for my life. But I digress:

Texas - Born and raised, live here
Florida (6 times)
New Mexico (4 times)
California (8 times)
Maryland (2 times)
Virginia (7 times)
Hawaii (2 times)
Louisiana (2 times)
Illinois (4 times)
Nevada (2 times)
Georgia (5 times)
Ohio (5 times)
Pennsylvania (2 times)
West Virginia (1 time)
Wisconsin (3 times)
Nebraska (1 time)
North Carolina (2 times)
South Carolina (1 time)
Missouri (3 times)
Indiana (3 times)
New Jersey (2 times)
New York (4 times)
Oklahoma (1 time)
Kansas (1 time)
Tennessee (1 time)
Kentucky (2 times)
Mississippi (1 time)
Delaware (1 time)

Washington DC (1 time)
Puerto Rico (1 time)

Changed planes in:

USA (live here)
Sweden (1 time)
Mexico (4 times)
Bahamas (1 time)
Turkey (2 times)

So 28 states, plus a US territory and DC. 5 countries total.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Tough Times at Hasbro
« on: December 12, 2023, 04:44 PM »
Hasbro seems like a mess in general these days. Their supply chain management is beyond FUBAR, as you probably already know from the piles of figures showing up at discount stores like Ross and Ollie's. My local retail stores have had empty pegs for Hasbro's lines going on over 2 years now. For example, I have never a single plastic-free packaging Star Wars figure at retail. I only saw the exclusive Indiana Jones 6 inch figures but nothing from the main line. On occasion I see Marvel Legends, but it's rare. I'm still not sure if my local stores are just managed poorly (said stores are still having issues stocking things like milk and toilet paper) or if it's 100% on Hasbro. Either way, this is not great news.

Well of the Souls / Re: Hasbro 2023 Indiana Jones 6" Adventure Series
« on: December 6, 2023, 03:38 PM »
I did pretty well avoiding this line. Combination of not wanting to get involved after the 2008 fiasco, and retail stores here never actually putting any product out (I only ever saw the Target exclusives on pegs).

I did pick up the SH Figuarts Indy, but I'm staying at that. I do want to get Henry Sr and Short Round from the Hasbro line though, but I'll hold out for some deals.

Other Collectibles / Re: Columbia Hoth Jackets
« on: December 6, 2023, 03:33 PM »
I picked up one of this year's offerings, which are all based on the Snowspeeder pilot uniforms. I ended up getting the lightweight jacket modeled after Luke's pilot jacket. It's my favorite Luke outfit, so I had to have it!

The ski gear looked cool but was waaaaaaay out of my price range.

TV-9D9 / Re: Kenobi (Disney+) - (SPOILERS possible)
« on: June 24, 2022, 07:36 PM »
Yeah I sure am a self loathing Star Wars fan who hates everything Star Wars related! What with owning multiple copies of every movie across multiple media platforms, nearly 3 decades worth of collectibles in my possession, etc.

You clearly missed my earlier post where I said I enjoyed SOME things on the show, such as the interaction between Obi-Wan and Owen, and Obi-Wan seeing the homeless 501st on Not-Nar Shaddaa. I'm not sure why people like you just can't accept other people criticizing things. It's a TV SHOW. In addition to being enjoyed, it's meant to be criticized, analyzed, etc. And the best part is that it's subjective! I can feel free to say that the forest chase with Flea and Young Leia is one of the stupidest things I've ever seen in Star Wars, and you can feel free to disagree entirely! But people like you for whatever reason won't accept ANY criticism whatsoever, and you can't even defend this show without resorting to personal attacks. Why is that, I wonder?

Good lord do I miss the days where the biggest debate in Star Wars fandom was what color Han's coat is.

There are better TV shows and movies to watch, so I'll go seek those out instead. Just like there are better posters here on JediDefender who aren't pieces of **** like you are, GrandMoffNick. I'll go interact with them instead.

TV-9D9 / Re: Kenobi (Disney+) - (SPOILERS possible)
« on: June 24, 2022, 04:49 PM »
We should also all know that's how SW fans determine what's good and what sucks. Whether it fits our expectations. I think I would have been very bored with your version Diddly.

Thatís all fine with me, man. Frankly I was pretty underwhelmed by what we got with this series, and Iím pretty disappointed in how it ruins a lot of lore of the OT. Maybe by voicing my displeasure, one day the bar for good Star Wars content will be raised. Maybe not. Weíll see.

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