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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Disney Galactic Starcruiser Experience
« Last post by Dave on June 28, 2022, 07:31 PM »
Needless to say my wife had zero interest in dropping $10k plus airfare on a 3-day, 2-night trip with a bunch of SW dorks.  It was hard to argue with her when she pointed out the 6 of us could spend a week cruising the Mediterranean Sea for that price.  :-\

That's funny as that is the straw-man alternative (Greek isles cruise) we're considering as well.  My wife and I would rather go to Greece, but our kids have no interest and would much rather go to the Star Wars dork fest.  Bless her heart my wife is game to tag along if that is what the kids and I decide to do.  I guess Greece will always be there when the kids are older and might appreciate it more.
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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Disney Galactic Starcruiser Experience
« Last post by P-Siddy on June 28, 2022, 05:49 PM »
I've read some reviews, but haven't gone personally, but I think one of the main detractors is that there are no windows, so you are pretty much in a "bunker".  So, if you are one who likes to open the shades and breathe fresh air, then that's not an option.  Also, as Jeff was mentioning about the story aspect.  I heard the story's really interactive and that you could spend a lot of time in the hotel involved with it that you don't get out to the parks and do rides. 

Again, these are just a couple concerns I read about, and it all comes down to the kind of person you are/vacation you want: do you prefer to go outside and ride/see the attractions, or do you want to complete the mission (if that's what it is)?
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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Disney Galactic Starcruiser Experience
« Last post by Jeff on June 28, 2022, 05:32 PM »
Has anyone gone to this or read helpful reviews?

I've tried to steer clear of the spoiler reviews that breakdown the stories, but this one is pretty good for the most part - Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser Review

The gist of the reviews I've seen feel like it's expensive for what you get but if you are willing to dive into the story, you will have a blast.  The crowds are a hassle for the SWGE park part of the trip, but it sounds like the hotel/ship part is tons of fun.  But again, you have to be willing to play along with the story and realize you are paying for being in a 'live action' Star Wars story and not just a hotel. 

We briefly considered the starcruiser trip for our family summer vacation this year, but with a family of 6, we'd need two standard cabins or a Grand Captain suite.  Needless to say my wife had zero interest in dropping $10k plus airfare on a 3-day, 2-night trip with a bunch of SW dorks.  It was hard to argue with her when she pointed out the 6 of us could spend a week cruising the Mediterranean Sea for that price.  :-\ 
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Other Toy Lines / Re: 2022: What Are You Collecting?
« Last post by Brian on June 28, 2022, 05:27 PM »
Thought this fit well enough here, but are the price increases (combined with real world stuff as well) changing your collecting plan at all? With 6” Hasbro stuff inching into the $25-35 (more for deluxe) range, TVC in the $15-25 range, things like ReAction going $18 or more, and S7 Ultimates from $55 all the way to $75!, it definitely seems like some things will have to change.

I know for me personally, I’ve been pulling back on a lot of lines that I was previously “all in” with. I used to pick up all most of the Black Series figures, but honestly have been sticking to more and more of just the main characters from the new media and even past movies. The OT heroes have largely been covered in every flavor at this point, and the other stuff we’ve had for years in 3 3/4” I feel like I’m just rebuying a larger pricier version now…and I just don’t have the room for them. I may completely change my mind later, but for now that’s where I’m at and just going back to my 3 3/4” roots with Star Wars (and 6” stuff from Mando)

With everything else, it is a matter of being WAY more choosy. I was getting to where I was going pretty complete with a lot of the Ultimates figures because I really do like them, but I just can’t afford them all anymore. So no more complete Thundercats, just going to finish the core team and the last couple Mumm Ra’s mutants, and be done. Same possibly for Silverhawks, although we haven’t gotten any of those yet. I’d like to stay up with Turtles, but it may have to eventually go as well. I picked up Optimus from that line, and like it, but nothing else for now.

For regular Transformers, I really only plan on finishing out the Dinoboots as they put them out. Sludge is next, and hopefully they will get around to Snarl and Swoop in that form eventually. For Joes, I’ve gotten a lot of the Classifed line which I really like. I’d be all in on the o-rings, but those a slow trickle. With Legends, it is less “whole waves”, and more picking and choosing, although this is still my main focus these days.

In general, less. I’ve been selling stuff weekly, really trying to focus in the collection. I need to steer clear of the “gotta catch em all” mentality, and just buying what I really like and will put out on a shelf. Even if it is a one off. But overall, man it is pricey. I remember when I first started collecting having a monthly budget of $30. That’s like, one figure (or less!) these days.
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Watto's Junk Yard / Disney Galactic Starcruiser Experience
« Last post by Dave on June 28, 2022, 03:26 PM »
Has anyone gone to this or read helpful reviews?  I'm looking for some insight but don't want in depth, blow-by-blow accounts of what happens there as I still would like there to be surprises if I choose to go (Rebelscum's review seems too in depth).

I'm thinking of taking the family but want to get a better understanding of how cool this is for $6500+ for a family of five.

Interesting to see that you can book this only two months out.  I wonder if the pricing is a bit on the high side for what you get.
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The Vintage Collection / Re: 2022 TVC Deluxe TBOBF Boba Fett (Tatooine)
« Last post by Rob on June 28, 2022, 10:26 AM »
Got the Thursday email as well.

I could see a really well done figure getting up to $20 or something like that... can't imagine a scenario where $27 seems right for this one.  Like, is it 80% or 90% better than a regular release?!
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The Vintage Collection / Re: 2022 TVC Deluxe TBOBF Boba Fett (Tatooine)
« Last post by Nicklab on June 28, 2022, 09:31 AM »
I'm eager to see this figure.  I also ordered from Amazon, but the tracking information isn't showing my order having been shipped.  I guess we'll see when Thursday rolls around.
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The Vintage Collection / Re: 2022 TVC Deluxe TBOBF Boba Fett (Tatooine)
« Last post by Jeff on June 27, 2022, 11:21 PM »
Amazon says my Tatooine TBOBF will be here Thursday.  Can't wait for a closer look to see if he's really worth the $26+ :P
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Disney Parks Droid Factory / Re: 2022 Droid Factory R7-TN0 (SW Celebration)
« Last post by Dave on June 27, 2022, 04:46 PM »
Agreed there.  I'm getting to the point where as much as I hate the pricing, I'm doing whatever's easiest and fastest more often.

+1

I don't even bother to wait for ShopDisney if I can get the droids on eBay for $30 or under.  ShopDisney is so random in what they stock and when.
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Disney Parks Droid Factory / Re: 2022 Droid Factory R7-TN0 (SW Celebration)
« Last post by Rob on June 27, 2022, 04:42 PM »
Agreed there.  I'm getting to the point where as much as I hate the pricing, I'm doing whatever's easiest and fastest more often.

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