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VC320 Cal Kestis (Imperial Officer Disguise)
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EE -> https://ee.toys/KY7YAF

VC321 Mandalorian Judge
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EE -> https://ee.toys/W2UL68

EE Case of 8 -> https://ee.toys/7G8TGB
2x VC318 Kanan Jarrus
2x VC319 Ezra Bridger (Hero of Lothal)
2x VC320 Cal Kestis (Imperial Officer Disguise)
2x VC321 Mandalorian Judge

EE Set of 4 -> https://ee.toys/VGBE4V
1x VC318 Kanan Jarrus
1x VC319 Ezra Bridger (Hero of Lothal)
1x VC320 Cal Kestis (Imperial Officer Disguise)
1x VC321 Mandalorian Judge

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The Vintage Collection / Re: The Future of Star Wars Collecting?
« on: April 23, 2024, 11:03 AM »
All that photo proves is that there will be empty pegs that should have TVC figures on them.

Don't worry, this Fall there will be plenty TVC Mae (Assassin) figures filling up those pegs.  #Reva2.0  :-X

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The Vintage Collection / Re: The Future of Star Wars Collecting?
« on: April 22, 2024, 07:59 PM »
Crisis averted - Jayson found a new DPCI for TVC at Target.  Seems like it was just a temporary reset thing and TVC will be back at Target in some capacity eventually.


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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Tough Times at Hasbro
« on: April 22, 2024, 05:50 PM »
Hmmm... McFarlane Toys and Hasbro sign multi-brand licensing agreement.

Putting this in here because this seems to be happening more and more where Hasbro farms it's own IP out to other people for the figures/toys.

Hasbro continues the trend of licensing it's own IP to other toy makers - this time it's Power Rangers to Playmates:

https://newsroom.hasbro.com/news-releases/news-release-details/hasbro-and-playmates-toys-enter-strategic-relationship-produce

Reading between the lines, it looks like Playmates will be focused on lines/figures aimed at kids and Hasbro may continue to "activate the brand across their direct-to-consumer channel Hasbro Pulse and as part of its presence at major industry events like San Diego Comic Con".

So Playmates doing kid stuff and Hasbro doing Pulse and/or SDCC exclusives for the Lightning Collection (which is the Black Series-esque Power Rangers line).

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I'll put these here for now - not sure yet if they fill the open two slots in the Acolyte wave (Mae, Sol, HK87 v2, Dark Trooper) or the Fan Channel wave with Kanan/Ezra.

According to Jayson's info, Imp Officer Cal/Mando Judge are in this wave with Kanan/Ezra so moving these posts over here...

Get a jump on tomorrow's pre-orders with the set of 4 or case of 8 at EE -

EE Case of 8 -> https://ee.toys/7G8TGB
EE Set of 4 -> https://ee.toys/VGBE4V

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The announcement for today was Imperial Cal Kestis and the Mandalorian Judge going up for preorder tomorrow.

I'll put these here for now - not sure yet if they fill the open two slots in the Acolyte wave (Mae, Sol, HK87 v2, Dark Trooper) or the Fan Channel wave with Kanan/Ezra.

VC320 Cal Kestis (Imperial Officer Disguise)



VC321 Mandalorian Judge




Yay.  Two more perfectly fine but uninspired figures made out of old figures. 

Pretty much.  I'll buy the Mando judge, but I'm really on the fence whether I need a variant Cal on my shelf.

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Also at EE for some reason -> https://ee.toys/M0CWBZ   #sponsoredlink

Looks like the two sets I pre-ordered at EE are processing.  UPS delivery notification says they will be here next week.

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LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: April 16, 2024, 05:59 PM »
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 just opened one of these near me recently with plans for a couple others in the Twin Cities soon.

https://bricksandminifigs.com

I have heard too that they will try to lowball you (since they have to make a profit too).  I kinda look at them like a pawn show or trying to sell cards to collector shops.  If something is "worth" $100, they have to get it from you for 30-50% to make a profit selling it for $100.  You won't get the full value, but they take the brunt of the work finding the buyers. 

I guess it goes back Rob's point about whether you value speed and ease of selling them or full value/money.

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The Vintage Collection / Re: The Future of Star Wars Collecting?
« on: April 15, 2024, 05:02 PM »
Yakface has a post up from Steve saying TVC hasnít been canceled or paused.

It's nice of Steve to make that comment... but he totally dodged the question about whether Target is planning to cancel or pause their support of TVC or not.

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The Vintage Collection / Re: 2024 TVC Wave 3 (New TVC Wave 35)
« on: April 15, 2024, 03:49 PM »
Got a shipping notice for Huyang from Amazon... should be here later today.  Guess that means I need to decide pretty quick here whether I'm keeping my Amazon pre-orders for Mando, Grogu, and Axe or cancelling them. 

Grogu and Axe have nice upgrades, but I'm irritated over spending $34 for two new accessories (Grogu's pram and Axe's helmet head).  Mando being a repack from the N-1 also makes me wonder why I pre-ordered him in the first place...

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The Vintage Collection / Re: The Future of Star Wars Collecting?
« on: April 15, 2024, 10:36 AM »
I saw the new Target layout at one of my local stores this weekend.  All the former TVC pegs were now filled with the Epic Hero Series stuff, basic figures and deluxe figures hanging where the TVC basic/deluxe used to be pegged. 

I can't help but wonder if Target didn't want to carry two lines at the same 3.75" scale?  One line costs 70% more than the other so they opted to keep the cheaper version (less overhead spent in inventory cost to fill the pegs).    Maybe the answer is to keep Epic Hero figures in the toy aisle and banish TVC to the "collector spot" with all the expensive Funko/Super 7 stuff?  Finally admit that TVC's main support is old guys with disposable income and not kids?

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LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: April 15, 2024, 10:17 AM »
So, my brother passed away recently

Thanks a lot guys, appreciate that. He was a great guy and I sure do miss him a lot.  :'(

So sorry to hear about your loss.   :(

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Disney Parks Droid Factory / Re: Disney Mystery Crate Series 2
« on: April 12, 2024, 06:51 PM »
I'll skip the BB-units again (don't like the scale on those), but I will track down the regular astromechs like I did for Series 1.

Like Dave said, hoping they skip the whole "chase" aspect this time since the chase price is ridiculous.  I skipped the Chopper-repaint from S1 because I refuse to spend $75-80 for a little droid.

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The Vintage Collection / Re: 2024 TVC Wave 1 (New TVC Wave 33)
« on: April 12, 2024, 06:43 PM »
If I had to hazard a guess, I would say they can't make any more for now because they are using the mold to make the Mural 2-pack version right now, and/or they figured 2 runs of the figure already would be enough.

This would be my guess as well.  I have also heard that the production numbers on the secondary TVC assort (F6878) are lower than the regular assortment (E7763).  No way to verify that though since Hasbro never comments on those #s.

Reminder that F6878 is now a "fan channel" assortment and the other E7763 is the mainline assortment.  It could be that "fan channel" assortment has a lower production number since they don't have to make enough for Walmart/Target?

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It's a little odd if they are going to ask us to back this upcoming Haslab before we even have the last one in hand.

They've been doing that quite a bit with recent projects - examples:
- GI Joe Classified 6" HISS Tank (Aug 2022) ran before the GI Joe 3.75" Skystriker shipped (Jan 2023)
- GI Joe Classified 6" Dragonfly (Jul 2023) ran before the HISS Tank shipped (Dec 2023)
- Galactus (Aug 2021) ran just about when the Sentinel was being shipped (Sep 2021)
- TFers Deathsaurus (Nov 2022) ran just before the TFers Victory Saber shipped (Dec 2022)

I guess they figure with each of the major brands having 2-3 HasLabs under the belt, folks will be more trusting that things will get delivered.

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