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Title: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Scott on August 15, 2013, 09:47 PM
Sooo...the JTA report was fairly accurate and that leaves the following figures off the rumor list:

Luke Skywalker (Jedi Training)
Yoda (Jedi Training)
Wedge Antilles (Snowspeeder Outfit)
Darth Vader (Episode III)
Snowtrooper
Toryn Farr

Hasbro has hinted that next year will be a little more OT focused...which jives with the list...let the speculation begin!
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jesse James on August 15, 2013, 09:50 PM
Hmmmm...  Re-released Hoth Rebel.  That's all I got right now.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Scockery on August 15, 2013, 10:27 PM
Yoda when he was training to be a Jedi sounds interesting. But he'd be the only figure from his time period.   :D
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: McMetal on August 15, 2013, 10:27 PM
Captain Rex?

 ???
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: P-Siddy on August 15, 2013, 11:12 PM
Lando
Lobot
Bespin Guard
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jesse James on August 15, 2013, 11:13 PM
Lando and Lobot would be dandy choices... 

I'm going to say a different Endor Rebel Commando.  :)
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: P-Siddy on August 15, 2013, 11:15 PM
Wasn't there the second Utai from the Legacy line that never was released?  Or did they release him?  He's probably not high on
people's lists, but if they have him sculpted, why not release him?

And some of Jabba's Palace denizens are rumored (for the return of Vintage, but that doesn't seem likely in the very near future):
Yak-face
Ree Yees
and how about Sim Aloo
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Nicklab on August 16, 2013, 05:54 AM
Hmmmm...  Re-released Hoth Rebel.  That's all I got right now.

+1 here.  That figure was woefully under-released.  As for anything else from TESB?

I'm still hoping for a pre-Carbon Freeze Han Solo and a Bespin escape Leia.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jeff on August 16, 2013, 12:33 PM
a pre-Carbon Freeze Han Solo and a Bespin escape Leia.

Yes, please.  And I wouldn't turn my nose up at a new post-Carbon Freeze Han either. 
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jesse James on August 16, 2013, 01:38 PM
I'd like any new Carbo block Han to have a floaty stand, please. :)
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Rob on August 17, 2013, 12:33 AM
and how about Sim Aloo

Yes!  And the other two remaining dignitaries.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: P-Siddy on August 17, 2013, 01:34 PM
and how about Sim Aloo

Yes!  And the other two remaining dignitaries.

+1  I didn't want to get too greedy.  ;D
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Rob on August 17, 2013, 04:40 PM
Let's make it a 3-pack and get it out of the way all at once. 
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Scockery on August 17, 2013, 05:51 PM
The solution is the more 4 or 5 packs, 3 digs, Royal Guard, Emperor or maybe a better Jerjerrod (Mr Scowly wasn't the best figure). I suppose, you make 2 packs and make the fourth figure whoever. They'd sell as well as Bail Organa or Mon Mothma.  :P
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Nicklab on August 23, 2013, 11:07 AM
I can't believe this eluded me, but it seems as if Hasbro may actually be committed to keeping the EU in the mix in The Black Series basic figure line.  Wave 2 features Mara Jade.  And while she may be the most recent Fan's Choice Figure poll winner, she's nonetheless an EU character.  Throw Darth Plagueis into the mix with Wave 3, and guess what?  There are 2 EU figures in the first 3 waves of The Black Series.

This turn of events is pretty nice to see.  And it gives me hope that we may see some more EU figures in future waves, too.  Personally, I'm hopeful that we'll see some of the characters from The Old Republic like Ven Zallow or Satele Shan.  Hasbro made a point of making Darth Malgus, Shae Vizla and the Republic Trooper.  A Jedi from that same property would be very welcome in my book.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jayson on August 23, 2013, 11:58 AM
Satele Shan is a must.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Scockery on August 23, 2013, 02:55 PM
When asked  they've said outright that no more The Old Republic figures are planned. 

Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jeff on August 23, 2013, 04:17 PM
I could see them continue to hit the past fan choice polls (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=23182.0) for the EU picks (which is where both Plagueis and Mara came from).

I wouldn't mind seeing Guri or Dash Rendar from SOTE, Pellaeon or C'Baoth to fill out the Thrawn figure set, or Anakin Solo to complete the solo-kid trio they started in the TLC line.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 26, 2013, 01:01 PM
When asked  they've said outright that no more The Old Republic figures are planned.

Well that just stinks. I have been hoping for Satele Shan and the Smuggler from the trailer videos for a while.

Hopefully they'll eventually come back to KOTOR/KOTOR2/TOR as viable source material for figures.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Nicklab on August 26, 2013, 09:49 PM
When asked  they've said outright that no more The Old Republic figures are planned. 



There have been blanket denials like this before, but with Hasbro eventually releasing the characters in question.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Scockery on August 27, 2013, 08:17 AM
Maybe. They've also said somethings are planned that never do come to pass (Mortis trilogy characters, Pong Krell).

It seems like the video game stuff sells through fast, except the big Clone Wars guy. I didn't see Force Unleashed 5 packs linger much compared to Battle of Endor pilot sets. Hottest figures on the aftermarket are often game characters. 
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jesse James on August 27, 2013, 05:51 PM
Dont seem to make as much of the VG stuff though...  The old TFU stuff lingered, a lot.  KOTOR figures, all pretty scarced...  TOR figures the same, and lately TFU as well.  Those TFU packs were around a little while then sold through but never replenished.  Ewoks and Pilot sets all sold through a lot too at first but repeatedly replenished here and backed up...  TFU, don't recall those last sets really replenishing THAT much.  It makes me wonder if they don't cut those production numbers back thinking they're not going to be as popular...   :-\  It's kinda weird.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Scockery on October 9, 2013, 07:18 PM
The rumors were true.

Wave 4 loose at Jeditemplearchives Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.437104872436.225547.135697147436&type=1)

Also, Star Wars: Rebels cardback.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jesse James on October 9, 2013, 07:33 PM
I believe JTA started that rumor too so they were spot-on with it.

I like the wave...  top to bottom, best wave in literally years.  Better than most any TVC single wave I can think of.

That Luke, I'd been planning to do EXACTLY that as a custom.  I'd mapped out every aspect of how to do it.  Every part.  Every material type...  everything.  Now?  That's off my customizing list because that, and Yoda, are amazing looking to me.

But the whole wave is just perfect to me.  I see some new gear, new toolings, new everything.  Love it.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jayson on October 9, 2013, 07:43 PM
Now that's a wave of figures. Not sure we needed to go back to the Wedge well so soon but I'll take him. Yoda and Luke look to be the best figures to come out in ages. And the rumored/confirmed Snowtrooper Commander is saaaweet. I would have liked soft goods for the waist coat but damn, that's a nice figure.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Darby on October 9, 2013, 07:44 PM
Pretty much the best wave ever. Snowtrooper Commander? Toyrn Farr? Snowspeeder Wedge? ESB wish list destroyed.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Nicklab on October 9, 2013, 07:56 PM
Pretty much the best wave ever. Snowtrooper Commander? Toyrn Farr? Snowspeeder Wedge? ESB wish list destroyed.

Definitely.  Aside from the ROTS Vader (which I understand), this is about as solid of a TESB wave as you can get.  The one question I have is about the kama on the Snowtrooper.  From the SWAN image I looked at, it looks like the kama is plastic and not softgoods.  I also couldn't see a rank badge in their image, either.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Rob on October 9, 2013, 09:55 PM
Those look awesome, but what the hell is up with Luke's legs?   ???
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jayson on October 9, 2013, 10:23 PM
Those look awesome, but what the hell is up with Luke's legs?   ???

Yeah, that's not a flattering shot (at least the in JTA POV). The arms are what impress me. It looks as if they are incorporating some Marvel Universe-style articulation there with the bicep swivel and the double-hinged elbows.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Scockery on October 9, 2013, 10:45 PM
ROTS Vader looks strange. Probably just a prototype.

Wedge throws the whole "any new figures will be entirely sculpts" bit out the window. I wish they'd made new hands, Lukes are a  bit specific in their pose.

They really don't want Hoth Rebel women to have ankle joints.  ??? I wonder if Farr's vest is removable. Lots of custom potential there (as if I do customs  :-\ )

Snowtrooper Commander looks great, even if I'm not loving plastic kama's. Yeah, he just stood there in the film, but I'd like him to do what his troops can. Gotta feeling he's gonna be a hard figure to get.

Yoda...could it be, a movie Yoda worth getting?

Luke's a mess...another mock-up, though. Not worried.

I didn't notice until better pictures that the Star Wars Rebels Stormtrooper art has a Rebel Alliance symbol graffiti over the left eye.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jayson on October 9, 2013, 10:54 PM
Farr's vest is removable just like Hoth Leia's (http://www.yakfaceforums.com/TGuide2004/ActionFigures/TVC/basicfigures/VC02/parts.html) was.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: EpicGon on October 9, 2013, 11:02 PM
Yoda and Luke nice evolution of sculpt
only fix the groin pubis in Luke
and Yoda should come with pants.

Toryn and Wedge could have profit from new bodies instead of reused.

The faces are excellent, hope the mold resists the tons of copies and wonīt spoil mass production.


I donīt like an ep iii vader, it ruins the ot focused wave. They could have released a Dagobah Vader.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jeff on October 9, 2013, 11:38 PM
I'll wait for final samples before I start criticizing joints/deco, but man these look great.  Like others have said, a huge chuck of the JediDefender ESB Wishlist wiped out in one shot. :)
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jesse James on October 9, 2013, 11:46 PM
Very VERY prototype-ish stuff because of the hand-painted details and whatnot.  I wouldn't worry...

I don't want them to delve TOO deep into Marvel articulation, as I'm not a fan of how a lot of it looks...  Luke needs that "tight to the chest" ability so I'm hoping that's something they do less of ultimately, but whatever...  I think it looks good really, but that's just me I guess.   :-\

I think there's a lot to like here.  I'm going to PROBABLY replace the Snow Officer's kama (I'll want more than one anyway!), and I may also replace Wedge's hands if those remain, but I wouldn't be shocked if they don't.

I'm ok with Luke's sculpt being re-used for the most part only because Wedge is ultimately pretty short like Luke, and art for him (EU as it may be) implies he's sporting the same gunslinger holster Luke has.

Anyway, I dig dig dig it all.  Yoda's delicious.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jayson on October 10, 2013, 12:38 AM
Looks like G.I. Joe hip articulation design is being incorporated into the SW line. Kind of amalgam of Marvel, SW and Joe. I like it - if used on the proper figures.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jeff on October 10, 2013, 01:12 AM
Hasbro has released some press images for Luke, Yoda, Snowtrooper Commander, and Torryn.  Click the thumbnails to check them out!

(http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/New_York_Comic_Con_2013/Hasbro/Twas_the_Night_Before_Party/The_Black_Series_-_3.75-inch/tn_hasbro_tbs375_wave4_dagobahluke.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/imageFolio.cgi?action=view&link=Conventions/New_York_Comic_Con_2013/Hasbro/Twas_the_Night_Before_Party/The_Black_Series_-_3.75-inch&image=hasbro_tbs375_wave4_dagobahluke.jpg&img=&tt=)  (http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/New_York_Comic_Con_2013/Hasbro/Twas_the_Night_Before_Party/The_Black_Series_-_3.75-inch/tn_hasbro_tbs375_wave4_dagobahluke_yoda.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/imageFolio.cgi?action=view&link=Conventions/New_York_Comic_Con_2013/Hasbro/Twas_the_Night_Before_Party/The_Black_Series_-_3.75-inch&image=hasbro_tbs375_wave4_dagobahluke_yoda.jpg&img=&tt=)  (http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/New_York_Comic_Con_2013/Hasbro/Twas_the_Night_Before_Party/The_Black_Series_-_3.75-inch/tn_hasbro_tbs375_wave4_yoda.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/imageFolio.cgi?action=view&link=Conventions/New_York_Comic_Con_2013/Hasbro/Twas_the_Night_Before_Party/The_Black_Series_-_3.75-inch&image=hasbro_tbs375_wave4_yoda.jpg&img=&tt=)  (http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/New_York_Comic_Con_2013/Hasbro/Twas_the_Night_Before_Party/The_Black_Series_-_3.75-inch/tn_hasbro_tbs375_wave4_torynfarr.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/imageFolio.cgi?action=view&link=Conventions/New_York_Comic_Con_2013/Hasbro/Twas_the_Night_Before_Party/The_Black_Series_-_3.75-inch&image=hasbro_tbs375_wave4_torynfarr.jpg&img=&tt=)  (http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/New_York_Comic_Con_2013/Hasbro/Twas_the_Night_Before_Party/The_Black_Series_-_3.75-inch/tn_hasbro_tbs375_wave4_snowcommander.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/imageFolio.cgi?action=view&link=Conventions/New_York_Comic_Con_2013/Hasbro/Twas_the_Night_Before_Party/The_Black_Series_-_3.75-inch&image=hasbro_tbs375_wave4_snowcommander.jpg&img=&tt=)

Pictures seem to indicate some alternate hands for Luke (flat or saber holding right hand), no guarantee that the alternate hand makes the final cut though.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jayson on October 10, 2013, 01:18 AM
I still can't get over the quality of that Yoda. By that image, you'd be hard pressed to identify what scale it is. Looks like Farr's comm gear/headset is removable which is nice from an accessory/customizing standpoint.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jesse James on October 10, 2013, 01:30 AM
Luke's flat hands have a ball-joint in them...   :D

I thought Luke's legs didn't look terribly different from the last TVC Luke Bespin we got, no?  The ankles look to have that dual movement to them though, like some of the GI Joes have (Ninjas and "ultimate" figs mostly).

there's some serious gapping at the joints but I see that on a lot of the early prototype images they put out...  I'm imagining that'll be tightened up a good bit by the time it releases.

Like the holster...  The details they caught are dandy.

I swear this is (mostly) what I had in mind piece for piece to do my own Dagobah Training Luke...  I started mulling it over the day I got the OTC figure.  That pack...  I love it.  I love just the idea of the pack being cloth and looking good.

Yoda's gonna look boss riding around on Luke's back talking Sith and the Darkside.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jayson on October 10, 2013, 01:49 AM
Luke's flat hands have a ball-joint in them...   

I thought Luke's legs didn't look terribly different from the last TVC Luke Bespin we got, no?  The ankles look to have that dual movement to them though, like some of the GI Joes have (Ninjas and "ultimate" figs mostly).

The legs and hips are a complete retool. I love the inclusion of the rocker "Vonner" ankles.  As for the hands, clearly they are showing 2 different right hands: one for gripping his lightsaber or blaster, the other "Force hand" attempting to raise the X-wing from the swamp. I'll be surprised if both make the cut because I don't recall hands ever being used as switchout pieces unless they were sculpted to include a weapon of some sort.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jesse James on October 10, 2013, 02:37 AM
I didn't mean that they're re-used, but I meant that they still look Star Wars styled...  The hips look like the TVC Luke's hips I meant...  I don't see it looking so GI Joe/Marvel styled was what I was saying.  The elbows are though for sure, and the ankles, but I totally dig those additions...  If they're gonna charge a premium for a  line, that line should deliver premium stuff.

Extra hands are something I REALLY hope we see more often...  miniature Sideshow Figures is what I'd like to see, for the price these are.

That 6" Han may get me to bite on a 6" figure because that's what it basically is... a  little Sideshow looking figure.  I just wish the packaging was cooler and more like a little window box with a flap...  Kinda like the Sideshow figs, or the old POTF2 12".
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Diddly on October 10, 2013, 04:39 AM
I'm... a little underwhelmed even though I know these are prototypes. Can Torryn's arms even move? Do we really need a redone Snowtrooper?

Not sure what to think of Yoda yet. Looks great in that shot of him in the backpack but the scale looks off in that individual picture. Hopefully the final result is more like the Clone Wars SA Yoda, which I still consider to be the "ultimate" 3.75 inch Yoda.

Luke looks awesome though, even though my OCD of having all figures have the same style of articulation will hate it. :P

It's also hard for me to grasp that the last Dagobah Luke and Yoda came out ten years ago.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Scott on October 10, 2013, 10:59 AM
I hope to all things holy that the factory can recreate the eyes of Yoda per the sample shown.  Part of the problem with most of the PT and recent other Yoda figures is the eyes...they are small dots.  To me almost all of the character that the OT puppet portrayed was through the Einsteinian eyes

(http://www.rebelscum.com/2013-NYCC/NYCC-2013-Black-Series-Hasbro-Party/NYCC-2013-Black-Series-Hasbro-Party-008.jpg)

(http://www.hooverae.com/upload/files/130309/0772326.jpeg)

(http://www.jedi-business.com/images/actionFigures/Saga-Legends/Saga-Legends-Yoda_Big_5.jpg)

This was something they used to NAIL back in the POTF2 days...again here's to hoping

(http://www.jedi-business.com/images/actionFigures/The-Power-Of-The-Force-2/The-Power-Of-The-Force-2-Yoda-Galaxy_Big_5.jpg)
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Scott on October 10, 2013, 11:02 AM
I'll be surprised if both make the cut because I don't recall hands ever being used as switchout pieces unless they were sculpted to include a weapon of some sort.

Ponda Baba had switch out hands

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-a3KFoTZeSG8/Tp7W3TmZZMI/AAAAAAAAGWw/gYCDbZWFRXM/s1600/021.JPG)
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jayson on October 10, 2013, 11:22 AM
That's right! I totally forgot about him.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Brian on October 10, 2013, 02:28 PM
Wow, its amazing how much a nicely done wave of figures can turn things around - at least for me.  Just a couple of days ago I was about to log in here to post how this is maybe the most bored I have been with Star Wars collecting for quite some time, maybe ever.  The 3 3/4" line just wasn't getting me with the first couple waves, and aside from some neat exclusives (Slave I, Ewok Catapult, Scanning Crew sets) and the 6" line, there just wasn't much to be excited about, particularly for an entire year.  Now we get images of Wave 4, and that is pretty much forgotten.  I hope this is the route we see taken for the rest of 2014, because these look pretty amazing.

The Luke and Yoda alone would have sold me, they both look great and I hope the production pieces look as nice as these early shots do.  I was a fan of the OTC Luke, but it is nice to see it done up with all the articulation and detail they can put into a figure these days.  I liked the OTC Yoda well enough as well, but it just didn't seem like they had really nailed the Original Trilogy Yoda with the previous attempts.  This one looks about perfect.  Throw in Toryn Farr, a nifty Snowtrooper, a requested Wedge Antilles, and it is all pretty well done.  Aside from the ROTS Vader, it is pretty much a "themed" wave again.  Can't wait for these figures to hit.  I haven't been preordering the waves online with the Black Series yet, because I've really been picking and choosing, but I won't hesitate for this one :).
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jesse James on October 10, 2013, 04:19 PM
Vader is a 6" fig
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jayson on October 10, 2013, 04:53 PM
Vader is a 6" fig

He was referring to the armored Vader figure.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jesse James on October 10, 2013, 05:39 PM
Ah I hadn't seen him yet.  Was he put out late last night because I don't recall pics of him at all.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: EpicGon on October 10, 2013, 11:21 PM
some thoughts......

maybe is time for a new Bespin Fatigues Luke, based on this Dagobah training figure.

The legs of Dagobah training Luke reminds me of the legs of tvc Hoth Luke, indeed larger than flawed moldmust correct the snwospeeder pilot and dagobah landing pilot with kinda those legs, but fixed hips.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on October 10, 2013, 11:32 PM
I like the look of this lot, should be a fun wave to get a hold of. My only criticism is in regards to Yodas lush head of hair. Does anyone else think they kind of overdid it with the hair a bit?I always kind of preferred the balder look with maybe a couple strands here and there.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 12, 2013, 09:18 AM
This was a very nice surprise. Of course I'm stoked about the Snowtrooper commander.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jesse James on December 11, 2013, 09:16 PM
Wondering how obtainable this wave will be...  Wave 3 hit online long before brick and mortar...  Actually, has it even hit brick and mortar at all?  I know I never saw any locally.  Some wave 2, but just dribs and drabs, mostly at Target and K-Mart and nowhere else.

Stores don't have much on the pegs though...  Mine are all pretty devoid of Black Series 4" figures in any quantity.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Darby on December 11, 2013, 09:31 PM
I'm ordering a case online, pretty much no matter what. Hopefully they show at HTS like Waves 2/3 have. Great job on Hasbro's part to make these available.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: P-Siddy on December 11, 2013, 11:12 PM
I'm ordering a case online, pretty much no matter what. Hopefully they show at HTS like Waves 2/3 have. Great job on Hasbro's part to make these available.

Another sale with free shipping would be awesome as well.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jesse James on December 11, 2013, 11:12 PM
That'd be awesome indeed, but those have been few and far between this year TILL Christmas.  :-\
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jeff on December 12, 2013, 09:33 AM
I've ordered Waves 1, 2, and 3 by the case from EE and they've been pretty good about offering a free shipping promo (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HSA5077C&id=JE-405087801) with each Black Series 3.75" case pre-order.  That's probably where I'll nab a Wave 4 case from, once they go up for pre-order that is.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: P-Siddy on December 12, 2013, 02:06 PM
I'll probably regret not getting more figures during that sale than I wanted (just Vizam).  I guess I'm losing interest in collceting to where I don't buy the new version of Luminara or Neyo, unless it's a better version of an Classic Trilogy character I don't really care much.  But having said that, with that sale, and it seems like most on here took advantage of it (and other sites as well), I'm wondering if I'll ever see any of the other waves in-store.  It seems like the local stores are clogged with wave 1 and they don't seem to be moving.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 13, 2013, 12:19 PM
I'm a little concerned about availability as well. Since I ordered all three wave on-line so far, I haven't had motivation to hit the stores, but my impression is that wave 2 is struggling to find its way to the shelves. I'm definitely a bargain hunter, but with the ease of ordering on line and having stuff shipped to my door is by far outweighing the hassle of hunting, gas, car wear and tear or sales I might miss. Also leaves me more time to work on other projects, so I'm really hoping that Hasbro keeps up with getting new waves. I just hope retail back up doesn't threaten the entire line again. I know EE seems to be the fail safe, but ordering by the case seems overly expensive given that half of them are straight re-issues.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jesse James on December 13, 2013, 07:34 PM
I'm getting a case of these for sure but want extras of all of them. :/
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: P-Siddy on December 13, 2013, 09:01 PM
I'm getting a case of these for sure but want extras of all of them. :/

Is there a case assortment for this wave yet? 
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 14, 2013, 11:21 AM
I'm getting a case of these for sure but want extras of all of them. :/

Is there a case assortment for this wave yet?

It's actually broken into 6 different case assortments with with one new figure per case. The other 11 figures are Anakin from the first wave.

 ;D
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jesse James on December 14, 2013, 01:03 PM
Trollolz for the angry crowd.   :-X
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Pete_Fett on December 14, 2013, 04:36 PM
It's actually broken into 6 different case assortments with with one new figure per case. The other 11 figures are Anakin from the first wave.

Awesome! Looks like Hasbro is finally getting their case assortments RIGHT for a change!

 ::)
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: P-Siddy on January 22, 2014, 04:10 PM
Rumored case assortment for wave 4 (by JTA)... I'm sure it'll be confirmed at Toy Fair

Wedge Antilles [Snowspeeder Pilot] (x2)
 Darth Vader [Episode III] (x2)
 Ree-Yees (x2)
 Sergeant Doallyn (x2)
 AT-RT Driver (VC46 repack) (x2)
 Republic Trooper (VC113 repack) (x2)

Kind of disappointed that the Dagobah figures and Toryn Farr are bumped.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Scott on January 22, 2014, 04:12 PM
Wave 5 according the JTA

Wave 5
 
Luke Skywalker [Dagobah Training] (x2)
 Yoda [Dagobah Training] (x2)
 Snowtrooper Commander (x2)
 Toryn Farr (x2)
 Dack Ralter (VC07 repack) (x2)
 Bastila Shan (VC69 repack) (x2)
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: JediJman on January 22, 2014, 05:37 PM
Not possible.  2 of each new figure?  For both waves?  What a ridiculous concept.  How are we supposed to complain about assortments if they're going to pull this two of everything new with no repacks BS!?  Cripes.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Matt_Fury on January 22, 2014, 06:35 PM
Holy crap!  You mean to tell me I MIGHT finally have a shot at getting a Bastila Shan figure?
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jesse James on January 22, 2014, 07:49 PM
Easy orders there.  Both cases.

Sell Bastilla off...  Eat it on the Vader I guess unless he's shockingly interesting like the Bespin Vader figure.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Darby on January 22, 2014, 08:22 PM
Hopefully this pans out. The repacks are nice idea, though Dack is a little curious. He's not a figure I think people necessarily missed, though I could be wrong. The Royal Guard is a figure I think most people would love to see, or Shae Vizla. Maybe we'll get more as we go on.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Greg on January 22, 2014, 08:44 PM
It sounds too good to be true, but my fingers are crossed! If stores kept stocking as they have (1 or 2 cases per wave per store) I think distribution problems might be solved. Time will tell...
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Nicklab on January 22, 2014, 08:56 PM
Nice to see some HTF figures making their way back out.  To say that Bastila was scarce is a massive understatement.

The Dack reissue makes sense given the theme of the wave, which is *MOSTLY* Hoth / TESB.  The figure wasn't super scarce.  But maybe there's a Snowspeeder reissue on the way, and they want a figure to go with it?

I'd also be happy to see some of those later TVC figures get reissued.  Shae Vizla, Starkiller, the Old Republic Trooper and the Emporer's Royal Guard were all woefully under-distributed.  They could all benefit from another go-round at retail.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jesse James on January 22, 2014, 10:08 PM
Dak didn't sell poorly but not like he was hard to get either being from the first TVC wave.  He's a good generic hoth Pilot though, so why not more?  I'll be keeping both mine.  He may just have been handy to sneak in with Bastilla Shan's mold maybe?  Logistical stuff sometimes seems to determine things as well... 

I'm fine with basically all those lists except the Vader...  That's something worth waiting to see what it is.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Muftak on January 22, 2014, 11:38 PM
If we're reissuing hard to find ESB figures from Vintage, I would have greatly preferred Bespin Han to Dack. I too smell a Snowspeeder on the way. Otherwise kind of hard to believe I will be out looking for new stuff...it's been awhile.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Diddly on January 22, 2014, 11:57 PM
Easy purchase if this is the case. Some of the duplicates I won't exactly need but I could probably trade them away for some Imperial Navy Commanders or something. I'm personally thrilled to see Dack. He and the AT-AT commander were really rare here for some bizarre reason and I missed out, and they go for like $20 plus on the secondary market now.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on January 23, 2014, 08:31 AM
Not possible.  2 of each new figure?  For both waves?  What a ridiculous concept.  How are we supposed to complain about assortments if they're going to pull this two of everything new with no repacks BS!?  Cripes.
I do kind of question the logic of having two waves with what will appear to most people as the same figure, Wedge and Dack.  This after the dud that Pilot Biggs proved to be.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Nicklab on January 23, 2014, 09:19 AM
Hmmm.  Two snowspeeder pilots in successive waves?  To me that definitely says there's a snowspeeder on the way.  My guess is that with the state of vehicles at retail, it's probably going to be a TRU exclusive.  Maybe that would include a new Wes Janson (he was offered in an Evolutions pack, IIRC) if they want to offer up Wedge's snowspeeder?
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Darby on January 23, 2014, 10:50 AM
That also had me thinking. Why Wedge, and then Dack? We'll see I guess.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jayson on January 23, 2014, 11:07 AM
It's pretty safe bet that it's another shot at the snowspeeder. From the infamous "list"

SW EPV SNOWSPEEDER WITH LUKE A1882

Weird though getting Luke's again as that is what we got in 2010 in both SOTDS and vintage packaging
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: SnTrooper on January 23, 2014, 12:17 PM
I suspect all those vehicle with figures on that list (that one, A-wing with Han, Crab Droid with Dooku, etc) are all part of the cancelled A'mpt line.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jayson on January 23, 2014, 12:29 PM
I suspect all those vehicle with figures on that list (that one, A-wing with Han, Crab Droid with Dooku, etc) are all part of the cancelled A'mpt line.

Since they have the "A" asst. letter designation, that says to me that they are newer product.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jesse James on January 23, 2014, 02:58 PM
Agreed I've been thinking about that speeder and awing since the listing.  Figure names maybe placeholders?  I'd love a good Wedge Snowspeeder and a McQuarrie AWing. :)
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Sybeck1 on January 23, 2014, 06:03 PM
There is a  A-wing with Han Solo Lego set:

http://shop.lego.com/en-US/A-wing-Starfighter-75003

Is that it?
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jesse James on January 23, 2014, 06:32 PM
It was part of hasbros product listings.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: SnTrooper on January 23, 2014, 07:29 PM
Since they have the "A" asst. letter designation, that says to me that they are newer product.
Yes, newer as in after 2012. The Yoda packaging stuff had the "A" also. And the numbers on all of the vehicle with figures on the list are lower than the Black Series/Vader packaging products, meaning they were originally planned for release before them.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 24, 2014, 09:05 AM
Awesome to hear of new assortment break-downs again. Even better to get more solid conformation of new figures. Can't wait.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jeff on February 15, 2014, 05:30 PM
-  Wedge Antilles [Snowspeeder Pilot] (x2)
- Darth Vader [Episode III] (x2)
- Ree-Yees (x2)
- Sergeant Doallyn (x2)
- AT-RT Driver (VC46 repack) (x2)
- Republic Trooper (VC113 repack) (x2)

They wouldn't confirm the Vintage repacks for me, but this is the list of new figures for this wave.  ReeYees and Doallyn looked great!  Vader is vader, but nice.  Wedge is not all that different from snowspeeder Dak/Luke so a little boring to me I guess.

Hasbro also said they weren't really sure which wave would hit first.  This could be wave 4 or Wave 5 depending on how things get out of the warehouses.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jesse James on February 15, 2014, 06:03 PM
I'm excited for that whole wave.  Great case assortment if those shake out too.  All things, other than Vader, that I'd like more than one of too.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jeff on February 15, 2014, 07:04 PM
Just realized I took about twice as many 3.75" pics as 6" (probably because I LOVE 3.75" and am not collecting 6" :P).

Anyway... working on 3.75" pics now.  So pretty:

(http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/Toy_Fair_2014/Hasbro/Star_Wars/Black_Series_-_3.75_inch/DSC_0307.JPG)
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jesse James on February 15, 2014, 10:00 PM
The veins and skin texture on Ree Yees are all kinds of badass...  That's detail.  I hope the paintjob winds up doing it justice.  That's where cutbacks have hurt the line the most...  A weaker paintjob doesn't do the complex sculpts justice these days.

I loved how they pulled that off.

His eye stalks are nothing short of hyper detailed, if not a tad creepy.  :-\  Really shows what kind of stuff in the line can be improved upon.  Ree Yees was the height of 1998 toys really.  He REALLY wasn't that good though looking at what levels of detail they can put into a toy now.  That's impressive stuff, really just artistically speaking.

If you appreciate scuplts, you have to love that.  That's detail.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Greg on February 15, 2014, 10:21 PM
Ree Yees looks awesome! If the final figure is on-par with Vizam in terms of paint, I'll be pleased.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Darby on February 16, 2014, 05:06 PM
Ree-Yees is definitely worth the wait. Here's hoping we see Yak-Face soon. Like Jesse said, the detail is insane. That vein going down the middle of his face... wow.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Brian on February 17, 2014, 04:35 PM
Man, that Ree Yees is nice.  I never picked up the POTF2 one, and for the past few years just kept waiting it out figuring they would remake him eventually (since he's been rumored for awhile).  Can't wait for this version, looks great.  Doallyn is great too, and a long requested fan figure.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jesse James on February 17, 2014, 06:32 PM
Interesting thing about Doallyn and Ree Yees...  It's sorta kinda possible Scott's lists wound up getting those two out together and now.  Not saying that's definitely how things went down, but I'm also not saying the effort wasn't made there at some point.  :-X
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on February 17, 2014, 08:05 PM
Holy ****...Ree Yees?! I'm psyched. And I haven't been psyched about SW for a long time.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jesse James on February 18, 2014, 01:26 AM
Doallyn has me more geeked than Ree Yees did, and still does, but that Ree Yees close-up pics and things?  Man...  Hard not to imagine pretty much every alien we've gotten that hasn't been redone in a while, and how well it could be done.

Yak Face was one I wasn't keen on seeing again but now...  yeah, that could be amazing.  I'd love it with real fur whiskers.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Rob on February 18, 2014, 09:31 AM
Doallyn has me more geeked than Ree Yees did

Same here, resculpts are nice, and Ree Yees was long overdue, but there's nothing like getting a never-before-made background character after all these years.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Ben on June 7, 2014, 02:46 PM
Did y'all see this?

http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/content/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=13633 (http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/content/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=13633)

AT-RT Driver and Republic Trooper axed; Ree-Yees and Doallyn 1x per case. Reminds me of those awful case packs that killed the Indiana Jones line.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Nicklab on June 7, 2014, 06:35 PM
Wait for more case assortments to come out.  Trying to forecast case assortments months in advance is always a dicey proposition, and they're almost always going to change.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jeff on June 12, 2014, 01:33 PM
Wave 5 Up for Pre-Order at EE (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HSA5077E&id=JE-405087801)

2x Darth Vader (Episode III)
2x Luke Skywalker (Jedi Training on Dagobah)
2x Yoda (Jedi Training on Dagobah)
2x Wedge Antilles (Hoth Pilot)
1x Snowtrooper Commander
1x Toryn Farr
1x Ree-Yees
1x Jabba's Skiff Guard Sgt. Doallyn
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: JediJman on June 12, 2014, 04:46 PM
Wave 5 Up for Pre-Order at EE (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HSA5077E&id=JE-405087801)

2x Darth Vader (Episode III)
2x Luke Skywalker (Jedi Training on Dagobah)
2x Yoda (Jedi Training on Dagobah)
2x Wedge Antilles (Hoth Pilot)
1x Snowtrooper Commander
1x Toryn Farr
1x Ree-Yees
1x Jabba's Skiff Guard Sgt. Doallyn

So, the wave 4 case includes 2x of all new figures (see below).  They follow this up with 2x new Wedge, 1x new Ree-Yees, and 1x Doallyn?  Is the Vader at least new?  Someone please give me some logical rationale as to why we're getting 4 Yodas and 4 Lukes across two cases, but only one each of all new characters.   >:( That makes no sense.  >:(   Are these guys less desired than Toryn Farr who appears in both cases? Could they at least double up on the Snowtrooper instead of Yoda?  Unbelievable.  I swear they are purposely tanking this year to make next year's sales look even stronger.

Wave 4 Assortment for Reference...
2x Luke Skywalker (Jedi Training on Dagobah)
2x Yoda (Jedi Training on Dagobah)
2x Snowtrooper Commander
2x Toryn Farr
2x Bastilla Shan
2x Dak Ralter
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Pete_Fett on June 12, 2014, 05:07 PM
Wave 5 Up for Pre-Order at EE (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HSA5077E&id=JE-405087801)

2x Darth Vader (Episode III)
2x Luke Skywalker (Jedi Training on Dagobah)
2x Yoda (Jedi Training on Dagobah)
2x Wedge Antilles (Hoth Pilot)
1x Snowtrooper Commander
1x Toryn Farr
1x Ree-Yees
1x Jabba's Skiff Guard Sgt. Doallyn

I have a Wave 4 case on order with EE and I ordered extra openers of Luke, Yoda, the Snowtrooper Commander and Toryn Farr via Amazon. I think I'll just pre-order a case of this wave from EE and cancel my Amazon order and then keep my fingers crossed I'm able to score openers of Ree-Yees and Doallyn somewhere...Maybe they'll be carry-forwards into the first wave of TIE Pilot packaged Black Series figures?

Horrible ratio of figures in that Wave 5 case... IF waves 4 and 5 hit stores, we will be swimming in Dagobah Luke figures by the end of this summer.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jesse James on June 12, 2014, 08:56 PM
Dismal case ratio but almost makes me wonder if a revision case isn't in the works?  The repacked TVC are dropped...  It's all very fishy.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: P-Siddy on June 14, 2014, 09:02 AM
Dismal case ratio but almost makes me wonder if a revision case isn't in the works?  The repacked TVC are dropped...  It's all very fishy.


I wonder if this is a part of Disney directive to put the Eu and PT on the back burner.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Darby on June 14, 2014, 10:51 AM
Wave 5 is probably a recognition more of the fact that Wave 4 will not see mass distribution since the line is changing in the fall. Already we're not seeing the Jedi Luke wave of Saga Legends even get solicited here. I imagine we'll see the Luke/Snowtrooper/Maul group in the fall as well. It's also connected to the Rebels launch it seems, so they're leaning a little heavier on the main characters. I don't think it's all that bad, but we'll see. Nothing distribution wise seems to work for anyone.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: JediJman on June 15, 2014, 12:38 AM
Nothing distribution wise seems to work for anyone.

Do you mean people or retailers?  The Wave 4 case sure seems like it will work well, whenever it bothers to get here.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 18, 2014, 10:44 AM
That's a real drag going back to the old ways but, really looking forward to replacing Ree-Yees in my modern display.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jeff on July 7, 2014, 10:17 AM
New carded pic - #27 Jabba's Skiff Guard (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154339232975154&set=a.10151180470935154.805004.236161160153&type=1&theater)

I have had enough of the LFL EU names bull**** and it looks like Hasbro has too. 

Collectors: "Is it Sgt. Doallyn or Brock Starsher?"
Hasbro: "It's 'Skiff Guy'.  Now just shut up and buy it already, collector nerd."

And seriously, Brock?  WTF kind of EU name is that?  Was there an Easton, Hunter, or Ryder on the Skiff too?   ::)
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jesse James on July 7, 2014, 02:53 PM
Where did the Brock thing come from?  I missed that.

Chaz Snadley.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: McMetal on July 7, 2014, 04:27 PM
Chest Rockwell FTW! Lol

I hope to see this figure in a store one day...
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jesse James on July 7, 2014, 09:12 PM
Honestly, where did that other name came from?  The Brock Lesner one?  I've only ever heard of Sgt. Doallyn for the black suited Palace dude Chewie/Boussh chuck down the stairs, and then Sgt. Doallyn Skiff for the light outfit we're getting...  When did they decide they weren't the same guy?  I missed that memo of dipshittery.

Most Star Wars names are pretty sad...  Not usually THAT sad, but pretty sad.

This is probably the most interesting figure they've done since...  wow...  a long, long time.  :-\
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Diddly on July 7, 2014, 10:26 PM
Wookiepedia says the name was always Doallyn until Insider 143 came out last year, which apparently claims the name was always Brock Starsher. ???
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jeff on July 7, 2014, 11:00 PM
Like I said in my post earlier, I'm tired of this bull**** trend of renaming characters for no good reason.  It's really, really stupid.

It was dumb when they tried to turn Ellorrs Madak into 'Ohwun De Maal' and Baniss Keeg into 'Chachi De Maal' (seriously, Chachi - WTF? Why wasn't Ellors named Joanie?) and it's still dumb with Doallyn/Starsher.

I'm officially enacting Star Wars Legends powers to ignore the whole thing and call him "Sgt Doallyn on the Skiff".  Problem solved.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jayson on July 7, 2014, 11:08 PM
Here is the shot from issue 143

(http://www.yakfaceforums.com/jayson/henchmen.JPG)

I forgot how lame (s)Pagetti Rook was for Weequay
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jeff on July 7, 2014, 11:18 PM
Exactly.  Great name like Queequeg tossed out in favor of "Pagetti Rook".   ::)

Again - Star Wars Legends powers activate - form of "ignoring crappy LFL re-names!"
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jesse James on July 8, 2014, 02:08 AM
That needs trademarked.

That issue of Insider should be burned.

And this is exactly why EU was always EU, and everyone could, would, and should still not give two ***** what some guy tells you anyone's name or backstory is.

The guy in the Rebel Trooper headgear (sans brim) is known only as dip****.  Everyone calls him dip**** because he wears a hat that's missing 50% of what comprises a hat.

There's his backstory.  Nobody in Jabba's Palace even took the time to know that guy's name.  They just knew him as that human with half a hat, what a dip****, and thus his name stuck.

I had no idea someone in LFL tried to rewrite names like Ellors Madak...  Why?  Not that it was a great name, but it was there so why would they try to overwrite that for no reason?

Then again, the lame attempt at forcing the Ellors Madak species to be related to the Duros, for no other reason than slight similarities, was another fine effort of the EU to cram **** together than didn't need cramming.

EU today is still EU to me.  Nobody's telling me what Star Wars is, including Lucas since he sold this crap off.  He can suck a b-hole too.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: SnTrooper on July 8, 2014, 03:10 AM
When did they decide they weren't the same guy?
Back in 1996 when the short story that created the name Doallyn was released. In it Doallyn stays behind at the palace and lives. Whereas the skiff guard got chopped up and fed to the Sarlacc. The Insider article just tried to fix the misconception that the skiff guard was ever Doallyn by naming the previously unnamed guard Starsher.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 8, 2014, 09:27 AM
When  I saw the picture at the front, I thought he was a guy in white wearing a bowler hat too far down on his face. I wondered why he was looking down. It's kind of a crappy head piece but I guess he does look like the picture. We will never see him at retail.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Matt_Fury on July 9, 2014, 09:59 PM
When  I saw the picture at the front, I thought he was a guy in white wearing a bowler hat too far down on his face. I wondered why he was looking down. It's kind of a crappy head piece but I guess he does look like the picture. We will never see him at retail.

I see a Clockwork Orange custom coming soon!  :D
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Matt on July 23, 2014, 03:00 PM
Is this the best 3 3/4" Vader ever made?

(http://i.imgur.com/vRPAi4rl.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/vRPAi4r.jpg)
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jesse James on July 23, 2014, 04:09 PM
Sans removable helmet (you know my opinions there Matt), yes.

The GI JOe wrists and hips make it Disco Vader.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Matt on August 2, 2014, 11:03 AM
Is this the best 3 3/4" Vader ever made?

Tunghori has these now.

(http://i.imgur.com/2nZKXCX.jpg)

Even with lingering questions about the lightsaber hilt and the skirt and codpiece, and despite the fact that it's an Episode III version of the character, I'm gonna go ahead and say this is indeed the greatest Darth Vader figure OF ALL TIMES!
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: EpicGon on August 2, 2014, 11:40 AM
Today I look at the Ree Yees pics on JTA site, it is clearly the best sculpt:
cause his hands are not so much smaller than his head.

Only missing in this version: the silver belt buckle sculpt
and the two colours boot deco from 1983 vintage interpretation.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Darby on August 2, 2014, 12:43 PM
Wow, Vader looks amazing. May have to reconsider him.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Nicklab on August 2, 2014, 04:36 PM
Vader looks impressive.  Most impressive.  Definitely a step up from the previous ROTS version of Vader.

As for Ree Yees?  The head sculpt looks good.  But the hands relative to the forearms & sleeves just look.... off.  Probably because they look like they would never fit through those sleeves.  As for the comparison shots with the POTF2 version?  On one hand, I think it shows just how good some of those late wave POTF2 sculpts actually were. But the articulation on this new Ree Yees looks pretty awesome.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jesse James on August 2, 2014, 04:52 PM
That is a damn posable vader.

I'm a little more into him now as well.  I'm curious what of Wave 5 Tunghori has, as I only saw Wedge (and Dak to a lesser wave 5 extent).

I'm going to nab a few more guys from Amazon I think, Vader included.  Free shipping makes it even.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Matt on August 5, 2014, 10:03 AM
There is a website called Jedi Temple Archives and they have a bunch of pictures and a review of the new Vader up this morning. (Link) (http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/content/modules.php?name=JReviews&rop=showcontent&id=1900)

(http://i.imgur.com/4UVQ4Mul.jpg) (http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/galleries/2014/Review_DarthVaderROTSTBS/pages/Review_DarthVaderROTSTBS015.html)
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jeff on August 11, 2014, 02:16 AM
Wave 5 = IN-STOCK at EE (http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HSA5077E&id=JE-405087801) - with free shipping too!
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jesse James on August 11, 2014, 02:53 AM
Wow that was some zippy turn-around on Wave 5 from Wave 4's release date.   :o
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Nicklab on August 11, 2014, 08:13 AM
Strange.  Amazon is listing these as arriving the 2nd week of September.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jayson on August 11, 2014, 10:01 AM
Strange.  Amazon is listing these as arriving the 2nd week of September.

I think EE expedited their order.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: IncomT65 on August 11, 2014, 10:41 AM
The minute I saw pics of Ree-Yees, I was giggling like a little schoolgirl.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jayson on August 18, 2014, 04:55 PM
That is a damn posable vader.

I'm a little more into him now as well.  I'm curious what of Wave 5 Tunghori has, as I only saw Wedge (and Dak to a lesser wave 5 extent).

I'm going to nab a few more guys from Amazon I think, Vader included.  Free shipping makes it even.

It may be nice, but it has a fatal flaw (http://figureoftheday.blogspot.com/2014/08/star-wars-figure-of-day-day-2094-darth.html) apparently.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: IncomT65 on August 18, 2014, 05:20 PM
It may be nice, but it has a fatal flaw (http://figureoftheday.blogspot.com/2014/08/star-wars-figure-of-day-day-2094-darth.html) apparently.

Ouch! That makes the Snowtrooper Commander's issue with the hands look like child's play  :o It definitely looks like Hasbro's quality control has become one with the Force. Choked by the dianoga in the garbage dispenser. Thrown down the shaft like Palps. Eaten by a Rancor like that little Gam.... I'll stop already  ;D

But this is equally annoying: "The codpiece has returned, meaning if you aren't careful it can stick up and he'll be quite happy to see you." Imagine that with his head off....

Guess the go-to Vader is still the VC93, then?

Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jesse James on August 18, 2014, 08:48 PM
There have been other Vader's that the head popped off.  I'm going to wait till I get one myself to see if it's a wave-wide issue or just one here and there.  I have a Snowtrooper Cmdr that the hand stays on pretty good...  It's maybe not every figure, so we'll see.

The Cod Piece I'm happy to see is back to being separate.  It looks better that way.

I actually am a little miffed at how they did the cape chain if anything bothers me with this one.  I guess everyone's different in what annoys them. 
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jayson on August 21, 2014, 10:10 AM
A quick video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tirwGi4tKZc&feature=youtu.be) on the frailty of the figure. Again, great figure but a bad toy.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: RyanMan12 on August 21, 2014, 10:23 AM
A quick video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tirwGi4tKZc&feature=youtu.be) on the frailty of the figure. Again, great figure but a bad toy.


I saw the video.  Do you think it will become a peg warmer?
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jayson on August 21, 2014, 11:05 AM
No.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: P-Siddy on August 21, 2014, 12:29 PM
Do you think it will become a peg warmer?

No.

I know.  It has to get to the pegs first and it looks like there's nary a hope of seeing them at B&M stores.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jeff on August 21, 2014, 03:04 PM
A quick video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tirwGi4tKZc&feature=youtu.be) on the frailty of the figure. Again, great figure but a bad toy.

Went to bed last night ready to pass on Vader due to the head issue, but for some reason I woke up this morning, read some more reviews on how awesome/posable he is and I'm waffling back to wanting one again.   ::)

Read a few reports from folks saying there's an easy fix by tinkering with the cape/neck area, but others say they've tried it and their Vader still sucks. 

I have one sitting here from my Wave 5 case, just can't decide if I should open it up or not.  What to do, what to do...
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jesse James on August 21, 2014, 03:37 PM
Meh.

I'm getting mine I think, and I'll hack it up.  I'm definitely not buying more though.  It would help make an "ultimate" one, but it'll be a bit of work.  To me, it's a failed effort because of the head though.  The body is fine, and you might be able to fix it (you may not either), but at this stage I'm soured on it pretty much.  I'd cancel the pre-order but it'll just tack shipping on so piss on it.  I'll keep it.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 21, 2014, 04:59 PM
Can someone please explain to me what exactly is going on with the 3.75" Black Series?

The Wave 5 case has a horrible ratio, but somehow, EE can offer individual figures like Ree Yees and the Skiff Guard for sale individually, how is that possible? Are they getting solid case re-packs of these figures? Are the figures you're going to get when you order them individually going to be in the new "Blue" Black Series TIE Pilot cardbacks?

What is this "Case of 18" that I've read about - I know it's cancelled, but are the Wave 6 and 7s that have been mentioned are what's coming instead? If so, for example, why does EE only have for sale individually the R5-G19 and Hoth Luke, but not Malgus and Starkiller?

Thanks...
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jeff on August 21, 2014, 05:39 PM
Yes, at some point in the near future, Hasbro is supposedly making straight figure cases for select figures - a box of 12x Ree-Yees, a box of 12x Skiff Dude, etc - in addition to the standard "mix of 12" retail cases for each wave. 

I haven't really kept up on the solid-case stuff, so I'm not sure if it's been confirmed which cardback they will have.  Also, I believe I heard that while pretty much all of the 6" figures will get solid-figure case, that isn't true for the 3.75" stuff - only select figures will get cases.  Not sure if that means only the "new" figures or what.


What is this "Case of 18" that I've read about - I know it's cancelled, but are the Wave 6 and 7s that have been mentioned are what's coming instead?

That's the rumor.  What was once a "mega-case of 18" seems to have been broken up into Waves 6, 7, and 8 according to the rumor.  Or it may be completely different by the time it all shakes out with all the changes going on at Hasbro these days and those 18 will be scattered across even more waves.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Matt on August 21, 2014, 05:57 PM
I have one sitting here from my Wave 5 case, just can't decide if I should open it up or not.  What to do, what to do...

OPEN THAT ************, NATAKU!!
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jeff on August 21, 2014, 09:49 PM
Dang peer pressure...  I opened up Vader tonight.  A very impressive specimen... with a head that falls off easy.  :-[

Super easy to pose.  Great head sculpt.  The chain is less annoying than my initial impression.  Definitely not perfect.  Definitely not the greatest Vader of all time.  But really, really close.  I'd agree with the 95% awesome, 5% annoying reviews.

I tried the boil-and-freeze trick on Vader.  Dropped his head in a cup of boiling water and let it warm up.  Pulled it out with a tongs, slapped it on the ball joint (with the cape tucked properly under the ball), and squished it together.  Set it in the freezer for a bit.  After the boil-and-freeze, his head is much less loose on the peg. Still comes off if you pull on it, but it takes effort to pull it off and doesn't just fall off with the slightest touch.

Seems like it is some sort of mold issue, where Vader's neck is widening out as it cools and affecting the fit.  If the neck were a bit narrower or the ball head penetrated a bit deeper (#thatswhatshesaid), it'd be much more effective I think.

So, pre boil-and-freeze, 95% awesome.  Post boil-and-freeze, 98% awesome - but still annoying that I had to monkey with it in the first place (especially for $10).
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Darby on September 3, 2014, 02:24 PM
Just ordered this wave off of HTS. Shipping around 9/22.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Rob on September 3, 2014, 04:16 PM
My Amazon pre-order is estimating Sept. 17.

Just the three new figures for this wave or is the Wedge new too?
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jayson on September 3, 2014, 04:40 PM
My Amazon pre-order is estimating Sept. 17.

Just the three new figures for this wave or is the Wedge new too?

Wedge is new.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Rob on September 3, 2014, 05:03 PM
Thanks.  I had neglected to order him...

Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 5, 2014, 12:38 PM
These are up at HTS, shipping on 9/22.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Rob on September 12, 2014, 12:02 PM
Got this wave last night.  Sergeant Doallyn is why I still love this as a hobby.  Even though getting a never-before-made background character is a rarity these days, it was awesome to open that one up.  The Ree Yees is fantastic too.

Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 13, 2014, 12:42 PM
I got my shipping notice from HTS, so looking forward to replacing my POTF2 Ree-Yees.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jesse James on September 16, 2014, 02:29 AM
My Ree Yees and Doallyn showed up...  They're pretty great, but I don't know what I'm supposed to feel about toys anymore.  I dig them but I just have maybe too much other junk in life going on and can't be bothered to care like I used to?

I do care though, and want more stuff, I just don't feel new toy euphoria often anymore I guess.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jesse James on September 16, 2014, 08:13 PM
So, my Wave 5 thoughts...

First though, I didn't buy Vader.  The head popping off wasn't the only reason, but it played a factor.  The head popping off + a sculpted-on chain was why.  I like the string everyone else hates because it means I can cut it off, and sew on a tiny chain from the craft store...  I'll take that all day over the sculpted-on chain for a floating cloth cape.

So I can't say Vader sucks or not.  I appreciate extra articulation and if they made those updates to the multi-piece removable helmet Vader, I'd be down for it.  As it stands though, the extra articulation wasn't even enough to motivate me.   :-\  It used to be all that would motivate me so how's that for time marching on?

Anyway...

-Snowspeeder Wedge...  In a way, the snoozer of the lot, he's actually really quite good.  He's basically Luke, but it shows Hasbro is acknowledging that Wedge was as short as Luke and so I appreciate that, and it also shows that they like that sculpt.  You should too.  It's a brighter Orange than Dak is and so he stands out a little?  Then again the sculpt helped him stand out so it's not necessary to be brighter than Dak. 

If I have a gripe, it's simply that Wedge lacks normal hands.  He has the goofy Luke ones.  I would've liked to have seen new hands, to match the new "skirt" piece.  I don't have Luke to compare to, but besides the new head and skirt, I don't think much is different on this figure from Luke.  I've been wrong on that before though without a comparison to look at handy to me.

The gear is great.  Helmet with an exquisitely detailed deco, and the rifle is always a nice extra as is a blaster pistol.  The pistol they picked is a Rebel one + they put the thought in to include one that when Wedge holds it out the goofy hand pose can hold the pistol straight.  There is no trigger finger sculpted separate of the hand though, so he can't grip it totally right.  No huge deal, but something of note.

The helmet could've used some wear, and the costume could use a wash...  And technically the coat should be a different shade than the pants and the jumpsuit collar poking out.  Minor details, but things we used to be able to count on to a degree from the "premium" figures. 

-Ree Yees...  Or "ole dickeyes" as I like to call him now.  The face is really nice.  Eye penises aside, he's rockin' the classic Ree Yees grin.  This guy looks like the original online troll with that smile.  The fleshy bits of him also have a nice wash (Wow, Hasbro still does those?) which highlight what tremendous depth the sculpt overall received.  The black for the eyes is a little glossy and that makes them pop too.  Likewise his teeth are very nicely individually sculpted, which may be the nicest teeth sculpt in this scale that I've ever seen.  A detail I really liked seeing done well.

Ree Yees rocks his classically bland brown padded suit with shoulder pads.  Right out of the 80's he's basically running around in a woman's business suit.  For the most part the coloring makes it unremarkable but if you look closely it's some of the best bunching and folding scuplt I've seen in a while.  Nice detail, right to the turned up cuffs on the sleeve.  Again, a paint wash would've helped highlight that stuff.

Articulation is pretty much standard save for two points.  First, he's lacking ankle joints which suits me fine on this line in general.  I appreciate it when it exists, but don't miss it terribly when it's gone.  Plus the way he has spats on of sorts, they may interfere with that articulation point.  That said though, $10-$11 for a figure without hyper articulation is irksome.  You kind of owe it IMO.  You charge a premium price and you're backed into the premium corner.  I'd much prefer $7.99-$8.99 and some articulation cutbacks (mixed in angle-cut elbow joints, rare to see ankle joints, sometimes no waist joint).

The wrists, shoulders, elbows, knees, neck...  They're the main points, and I'm flexible on the type of joint on the elbows.  Angle-cuts work, and look good at the elbows (NOT the knees).

I really liked Hasbro delivering both POTF2 blaster pistols in new iterations with this Ree Yees updates.  Smaller, more detailed...  It's pretty neat. I just WISH they'd included his original vintage goofy weapon he had.  That thing is so absurd looking I wish he had a modern update, just for no real reason.

Oh, and look at the fingertips!  Weird suction cuppy looking.  I love it!  Never noticed it before, but I imagine the POTF2 guy has them too.  That figure was pretty nicely detailed for the time and even now.

-Doallyn/Whoever...  Now the nitty gritty of the wave, a brand spanking new, never done figure.  That's a rarity unto itself and helps him win figure of the wave, however Hasbro did do pretty sharp with him.

The jumpsuit features everything you've come to expect with the wrinkles and detail.  Otherwise it's fairly bland.  The boots got a little "scuffing" detail painted onto them, and I found that refreshing since Ree Yees has bland one-color shoes (which look good, just colorless).  The paint detals on Doallyn are actually numerous.  The belt has buttons and a buckle painted which often Hasbro skips at this point.

The stripe on the side of the suit and up the chest is where they can goof up I imagine, but my samples (4 of them) are all crisp and clean.  I'm impressed since paint apps are iffy these days.  There is a LITTLE skin showing from the character, and it's his neck.  Now, depending on your POV, this may be good or bad.  Hasbro painted it a light green color...  It's ALMOST fleshy looking, but it's really more green and the issue is, this guy's neck is visibile IN the movie, and it's clearly a white guy's skin color under there.  Is that bad?  Is that inaccurate?  Do you give a **** (no you don't)?  It was odd to me they acknowledged that his neck is slightly visible but didn't go with the proper color then.  Is that good or bad?  I dunno.  I think some Aliens could be human fleshy colors sure.  I kinda like the green, but whatever.  Pickin' nits.

The hose is a separate sculpted piece plugged into (and glued?) the figure's torso and his pockets.  It runs up around the neck and down into each pocket, and is weird and gives it the sci-fi look it needs.  It's also a brighter color, so it pops a little.  It appears to be white, which I never really noticed.  I love seeing it stand out on the light grey of the jumpsuit though!  Well done Hasbro, catching a quite little detail there.

The head sculpt is simply new, different, detailed...  There is little way to highlight any of it because in the film the helmet doesn't seem to be anything but clean black, all one color, and simple.  Detailed, but no deco to show any of it.  So Hasbro replicated that perfectly, and that's what you should hope for.

Accessories are the crummy area...  The figure sports a pike (appropriate) and a pistol (nice to get).  Unfortunately no holster for said blaster, and both weapons cast in a bronze color with no paint.  No silver blade, no detail on the blaster at all.  The basic bronze colors are kind of blah, and disappointing.  Again, $11 figures deserve $11 detail.  Likewise though, would an ankle holster have been a bad idea?  Doallyn's feet don't appear to be visible from all angles in the film, and a place to stash his sidearm would be great.  I miss that little extra Hasbro USED to include.  Ree Yees doesn't seem to have a holster so I'm ok there, but Doallyn I think they could've snuck one on and nobody would've minded (correct or not).

All 3 are easy buys.  Most "new" I've had in a while really.  Even Wedge, it's been since POTF2 since a Snowspeeder Wedge, so a very new figure.

Love all these, and wish we got more of this in TBS waves...  At least always a single never-before-made OT figure, per wave.  Even if it re-uses a part that fits the character well enough.

Now I want the ACTUAL Doallyn figure from the Palace.  Pair him up with the Snaggletooth from the Palace Hasbro, please. :)  Fill out the wave as you see fit then!
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jesse James on September 16, 2014, 08:16 PM
BTW, almost forgot, Ree Yees has a ball jointed torso...  Mine fell apart out of the package, but plugged back in and is pretty sturdy.  His sculpted skirt piece though inhibits the articulation at the hips just slightly and I think he could pop apart again relatively easy if I tried to make him sit, but it doesn't seem like any major issue.  It did pop apart out of the tray though, but it seems sturdy now.  Probably more a factory issue than anything.

I did NOT open my extra Ree Yees yet to see if this is more common though.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: McMetal on September 16, 2014, 09:02 PM
I picked up Sergeant Doallyn today myself and agree he's a winner. I still struggle with the sizing of the helmet, but I finally decided it just looks small but is in reality pretty proportional given the design of the helmet itself. I was a little disappointed with the accessories' blandness too, but not a huge deal to me.

I buy very few of the Black Series figures, but like Rumsleg this guy was too weird and interesting to pass up. I love that we are still getting these guys after all this time.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Brian on September 20, 2014, 06:26 PM
I received Ree Yees, Doallyn, Wedge, and Vader via Amazon yesterday, but haven't had a chance to open them yet.  It probably sounds weird, but it was kind of exciting to get some new 3 3/4" goodness lately between this and the Dagobah Luke wave.  I sort of forgot how much I "missed" this line, with such long breaks lately and not a lot of focus here the past year plus.  I don't know what the line is going to look like come Episode VII time, but I sure hope there is a re-focus on the 3 3/4" scale stuff, like the good old days.  I like the 6" line as well, don't get me wrong, but nothing says Star Wars quite like the little guys :).
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Pete_Fett on September 25, 2014, 02:09 PM
what the heck - I just got an e-mail notification from Entertainment Earth that they cancelled my order for TBS Wedge from this wave...

guess I'll have to roll the dice on Amazon...
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 28, 2014, 10:41 AM
Got my wave from HTS last week and cracked them open. Very satisfying to replace the POTF2 Ree-Yees in my display.

My only real gripe out of the entire wave, other than the poor paint job on Wedge's helmet, is that both of Vaders wrists are ball jointed the same way. I like the figures that have one in each direction as one of the arms can extend and point a lightsaber. With a slightl head tilt, it's a pretty cool pose.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Diddly on September 30, 2014, 01:43 PM
Found a lone Snowspeeder Wedge at Target and snagged him. Really, really good paint apps too. Only Black Series figure on the pegs, which I thought was weird.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Pete_Fett on October 1, 2014, 01:10 PM
Got my two Snowspeeder Pilot Wedge figures from Amazon already. They arrived in "OK" condition - hopefully, I'll be able to find one in better shape at Target, TRU or WalMart at some point...
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: P-Siddy on October 1, 2014, 06:24 PM
Must give props to the JD facebook page for the note on the $9.99 Doallyn on Amazon.  Now to wait 2 days.  ;D  Thanks for the heads-up, Jeff (or whoever was responsible).
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jesse James on October 1, 2014, 07:08 PM
I love my Snowspeeder Wedgie a lot more than I thought I would.  Besides the hands being awkward for the Luke figure base, I really appreciated that one.  It fills a hole in the collection shelf.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Nicklab on October 11, 2014, 09:58 AM
I picked up the wave 5 Vader as well as Snowspeeder Wedge.  It's really startling to see how many of the Vader heads look like they're ready to pop off of the bodies inside of the blisters.  This was a major screwup on the part of Hasbro.  How did they NOT catch this defect?  And what gets me is that this is a FANTASTIC version of Vader, only to be marred by this stupid defect.

Still, I'm very glad to see Hasbro get Snowspeeder Wedge out there.  And hopefully I'll find Doallyn and Ree Yees soon.  Also, was anyone else under the impression that R5-G19 was going to be a part of this wave?
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Nicklab on October 17, 2014, 02:38 PM
Picked up a Ree Yees this morning.  It looks pretty awesome.  Now if I can only find Doallyn.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Pete_Fett on October 17, 2014, 03:17 PM
My local TRU put out a case of this wave this morning - all I needed was Doallyn - so I picked him up - left the Ree Yees behind...
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: P-Siddy on October 17, 2014, 09:56 PM
Walmart had Ree-Yees online for the ship-to-store that I nabbed.  It came pretty beat up.  Luckily I got a second at TRU... seems no one wants an opener around here so I might take it back.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Nicklab on October 20, 2014, 10:44 PM
Found a Skiff Guard/Doallyn today.  YAY!  I'm now done with this wave.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 25, 2014, 02:17 PM
Been seeing this wave all over. Kind of cool to see new figures hitting regularly once more.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jeff on October 28, 2014, 12:13 PM
In case you still need them, Ree-Yees and Fake Doallyn are in-stock at HTS:

Jabba's Skiff Guard (http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/star-wars-the-black-series-jabbas-skiff-guard-figure?BR=495&ID=33755)

Ree-Yees (http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/star-wars-the-black-series-ree-yees-figure?BR=495&ID=33754)
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Matt_Fury on October 29, 2014, 01:59 AM
Ree-Yees is already out of stock.   >:(
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 29, 2014, 02:34 PM
They are both gone. HTS probably had two of each.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on November 30, 2014, 01:30 PM
Man...I haven't seen a trace of any of this wave. And Ree Yees was one of my biggest wants in the line!
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Nicklab on November 30, 2014, 01:34 PM
I saw one at a TRU about a week ago, and just outside of NYC.  It looks like the wave is still hitting, but in far less numbers than the new black & blue phase cards.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Matt on April 6, 2015, 10:41 AM
So did they ever fix the thing where Vader's head falls off if you look at it funny? Asking for a friend.
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Jayson on April 6, 2015, 11:20 AM
So did they ever fix the thing where Vader's head falls off if you look at it funny? Asking for a friend.

Yes
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Matt on April 8, 2015, 05:22 PM
Okay, so how do you tell if you're getting the fixed version? Are all the Wave 6 repacks on the TIE Pilot cards good to go, or is it a date stamp thing?
Title: Re: The Black Series 3.75" - Wave 5
Post by: Diddly on April 8, 2015, 11:40 PM
Fixed version has the TIE Pilot Helmet Packaging