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Title: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Jeff on July 17, 2017, 12:37 PM
Some Force Friday II 3.75" basic figure intel from Jayson @ Yakface.com (http://yakfaceforums.com/main/2017/07/15/the-last-jedi-basic-figures-wave-1-and-2/#more-33866) -

3.75″ “Force Link” Orange Collection Wave 1: 9/1/17
E8 Foxtrot 1 Grey (Rey - Jedi Training)
E8 Beta 1 Orange (Poe - Resistance Pilot)
E8 Victor 1 (Kylo Ren)
E8 Beta 2 (Finn - Resistance Fighter)
E8 Tango White (First Order Stormtrooper)
E8 Cool Beta Grey (Luke)

3.75″ “Force Link” Teal Collection Wave 1: 9/1/17
E8 Victor 3 (General Hux)
E8 Foxtrot 2 Orange (Paige - Resistance Gunner)
E8 Cool Alpha 1 (Chewbacca)
E8 Delta 3 (C-3PO)
E8 Foxtrot 3 (Rose - Resistance Tech)

3.75″ “Force Link” Teal Collection Wave 2: 9/1/17
E8 Victor 3 – wv. 1 carry forward (General Hux)
E8 Foxtrot 2 Orange  – wv. 1 carry forward (Paige - Resistance Gunner)
E8 Cool Alpha 1 – wv. 1 carry forward (Chewbacca)
E8 Delta 3 – wv. 1 carry forward (C-3PO)
E4 Obi-Wan Kenobi
E3 Yoda
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Diddly on July 18, 2017, 12:14 AM
These are all 5POA, correct?
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Nicklab on July 18, 2017, 05:54 AM
I don't know if 5POA is a done deal.  There are rumblings to the effect that there may be greater articulation in the TLJ 3.75" figure line, but we haven't seen any concrete indications of moving away from the 5POA model yet.  I personally hope the rumors are true, and there will be an increase in articulation.  Hell, even going to 2002 levels of articulation would be better than what we've got right now.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: McMetal on July 18, 2017, 08:12 AM
Where are the Rebels figures  ???

I hope they continue to sprinkle them into the basic line as they have previously. New season is only a month or two out...
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Nicklab on July 18, 2017, 09:32 AM
With this coming season being the last for the REBELS series, I certainly hope there's a strong showing for the series in the line for this coming year.  The Hasbro panel is what, this coming Friday at SDCC?
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Jeff on July 29, 2017, 11:20 PM
I'm not going to post the link to instagram because Hasbro wouldn't want that...  but I will list the leaked 11 figures here since they are all over social media right now. ;)

Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master)
Rey (Jedi Training)
Chewbacca with Porg
C-3PO
Finn (Resistance Fighter)
Kylo Ren
General Hux with Mouse Droid
First Order Stormtrooper
Rose (Resistance Tech)
Paige (Resistance Gunner)
Poe Dameron (Resistance Pilot)


I like what I see so far - nice removable helmets, Porg and mouse droid; WAY better value than lame TFA parts we got.

Also, 3/11 ladies - decent showing for the ladies, hope they ship enough to avoid the #wheres[female] crowd.  :P
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Darby on July 30, 2017, 12:12 AM
Initial impressions - on the whole, these figures are a big leap ahead of the initial TFA ones. Very good across the board. Like the lack of silly accessories, love the inclusion of sensible ones like the Porg, like the packaging. On the minus side, this is very underwhelming in that this a lot of a familiar territory. The costumes and some characters are heavily reminiscent of TFA. Very little new. I know some have cited Disney and their hard lid on spoilers as being the reason, but I think it’s just as much a lack of imagination at the production level. Where is the spirit in always delivering something new, whether it’s costumes or ships or planets? Rogue One had this in spades, but so far the sequels run a bit behind.

Luke Skywalker (Jedi Master) - FINALLY! Looks great.

Rey (Jedi Training) - Looks great.

Chewbacca with Porg - Porg to the rescue. This Chewie isn't as good as the last one.

C-3PO - I guess.

Finn (Resistance Fighter) - great figure, but would prefer to see one of his alternate costumes.

Kylo Ren - Looks very good.

General Hux with Mouse Droid - An improvement, but would have liked to see a removable coat.

First Order Stormtrooper - Maybe swivel elbows?

Rose (Resistance Tech) - Looks like her.

Paige (Resistance Gunner) - This is probably the coolest figure. Looks great.

Poe Dameron (Resistance Pilot) - Don't know why Hasbro is leading out with this Poe when both his 5 POA and SA versions are still peg warming hard.  I get the long lead times, but man. He has other looks as well. Huge pass for me.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Nicklab on July 30, 2017, 08:26 AM
The likenesses look okay so far.  I know that I'd l like to see some more images in higher resolution before saying much more.  As for the character selection?  It's pretty safe, and is sticking to some characters that we know are part of the story without giving anything away.  I also like the pack-ins.  The Porg that's packed in with Chewie is cool, as is the mouse droid with Hux.  I'm hoping that at least one First Order character will get that white First Order Sentry Droid packed in with it, too.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 30, 2017, 12:46 PM
September is gain fast, not surprised to see these. Luke is absolutely the prize of the wave.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Jesse James on July 30, 2017, 01:14 PM
Wasn't gonna look but now I gotta.  Removable helmets alone is a huge leap imho.  Makes customizing more fun and easy.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Nicklab on July 30, 2017, 01:18 PM
I only saw the removable helmets for Poe Dameron and Paige.  Kylo Ren is unmasked, and I didn't see a pack-in helmet with him.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Darby on July 30, 2017, 02:03 PM
Apparently the helmeted version comes with this Force Link thing. Pics are floating around but I haven't found them yet. I've seen close ups now of the figures and the sculpts are amazing. Outstanding work by Hasbro.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: GrandMoffNick on July 30, 2017, 02:29 PM
Let's try to refrain from praising Hasbro people. I'm pretty sure that's illegal
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Darby on July 30, 2017, 04:06 PM
It's so wrong, it's right.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: McMetal on July 30, 2017, 05:04 PM
I searched on everything but I can't find them anywhere. What key words did you guys use?
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Rob on July 30, 2017, 06:00 PM
Not sure if it's still there but it was linked on the RS homepage.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Ben on July 30, 2017, 08:06 PM
These look much improved from the TFA figures, which is good. Glad to see the silly accessories are gone. Bet these will still be eight bucks, though.  ::)

Packaging is great, seems to have a vintage influence with the big picture on the card. Hasbro is really pimping that Force Link thing, which I figure they'll stop supporting around this time next year if at all.

I think, so far, that I'll only be getting Luke and Rey on Force Friday, and wait to see what's up with Paige and Rose. Might end up grabbing Kylo too because I know I will.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Scockery on July 30, 2017, 09:54 PM
Fans can buy marked down Hux's for the mouse droids this time next year. yay.

Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Matt_Fury on July 31, 2017, 11:53 AM
I like the look of a lot of these...but I'm holding out for the new Vintage line.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Jesse James on July 31, 2017, 10:32 PM
The way I figure it, they're fodder if a better one gets made.  *shrugs*

It always happened in customizing.  You'd make it with the risk Hasbro may do it eventually and better.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Nicklab on September 1, 2017, 07:36 AM
Here's a new figure that I didn't know about until I saw it listed at HTS.  It's OOS, of course.

GENERAL LEIA ORGANA FORCE LINK FIGURE
(https://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/wcsstore/HTSCatalogAssetStore//common/productimages/en_US/6D10D43B2CA844049C8415587EC313A5/F406FF2E61484467A14FC5C40CC79F1D.jpg)
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Dave on September 1, 2017, 10:06 AM
Is the C-3PO meaningfully new?  I picked him up this morning but am tempted to return him.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Nicklab on September 1, 2017, 10:18 AM
All the coverings are gold on this Threepio.  The only previous version of Threepio like that was in the ROTS line. 

As for the sculpt?  I don't know if it's the same as the TFA version, but then that release had the red arm.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Pete_Fett on September 1, 2017, 07:53 PM
Very strange that the Leia figure just wasn't included to make the first waves of the Teal and Orange assortments 6 figures each. It's almost like some exec somewhere looked at the figure list and was like "12 figures and four of them are female?!!! Drop that down by one!"

Also interesting that two characters are nowhere to be found in the 3.75" scale - Phasma and BB-8.

Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Darby on September 1, 2017, 09:10 PM
It's inexplicable that BB-8 is not available in any figure format from Hasbro today. I think him and BB-9 on a card (apparently they're both coming with a FO Disguise Rose) together would be wildfire, but what do I know. Phasma is another head scratcher. I'd love to have been able to buy Leia on FF, who is the best figure we've seen so far.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Jesse James on September 1, 2017, 09:35 PM
Barely anything here outside of TRU.  Target, Walmart, Kmart, all pooped the proverbial bed on these.

6" wasn't terribly different but a little better it seemed.

I wasn't buying much of anything so I wasn't impacted personally but yeah, that bites.

Saw a little girl going with a Rose and Hux figure today, and thought that was nice to see.  She seemed happy.  I'm glad because that was all the WM had that I saw.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Scockery on September 2, 2017, 12:29 AM
My little girl story. I was at Target and some young mother was there with her young kids, the mother said "I want to check out the new Star Wars stuff."

The one daughter, who was maybe like 5,  said "It's boring!"

The mother said "You think Star Wars stuff is boring? You'd better find a new family to live with."  :D
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Pete_Fett on September 2, 2017, 12:32 AM
So I was looking at the EE case solicitations for Orange and Teal Wave 2 cases - which apparently aren't due until December 2017  :o

Anyway, on the Teal Side, Wave 2 consists of:
1x SW E8 VICTOR 3 (Hux)
2x SW E8 SWU FOXTROT 2 ORANGE (Rose)
2x SW E8 SWU COOL ALPHA 1 (Chewie)
2x SW E8 SWU DELTA 3 (C-3PO)
2x SW E4 SWU OBI WAN KENOBI
3x SW E3 SWU YODA

So basically, that case is the same as Wave 1, but they dropped the excellent Paige figure.

On the Orange Side, Wave 2 consists of:
2x Jyn Erso
2x DJ (Canto Bight)
2x Luke Skywalker (Jedi Exile)
2x R2-D2
2x General Leia Organa
2x Rey (Island Journey)

I'm very surprised that we have a Jyn Erso slotted in there and VERY curious as to what the figure is. If it ends up being her in the Imperial Ground Crew disguise, I will be quite happy as I only was able to get one set of RO Wave 3 figures. DJ is the character being played by Benecio Del Toro. I wonder if the Luke figure will be Luke in the darker outfit and Rey will be in that outfit we got a pretty good pic of in the Vanity Fair article which looks to be just a variation on the outfit she had on at the end of TFA.

The General Leia Organa figure is odd, especially considering that we are getting that other General/Princess Leia figure that is a one-off from the Disney Store/Hasbro Toy Shop. Here's hoping that this is the 3.75" version of the 6" figure of the same name.

Considering that a 3-pack featuring Rose in her First Order disguise, BB-8 and BB-9E is coming to Toys R Us, I am surprised that a 3.75" version of the 6" Finn in First Order Disguise figure isn't coming as well.


So does this mean, with the exception of multipacks and exclusives, the basic figure line is only going to have eight "new" figures between now and the end of the year?
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Jeff on September 2, 2017, 11:07 PM
I'm very surprised that we have a Jyn Erso slotted in there and VERY curious as to what the figure is.

Rumor popped up a while back that a new Jyn with Death Star Tape accessory was coming... not sure on outfit as it was just a rumor.

The General Leia Organa figure is odd, especially considering that we are getting that other General/Princess Leia figure that is a one-off from the Disney Store/Hasbro Toy Shop. Here's hoping that this is the 3.75" version of the 6" figure of the same name.

Conflicting reports, but it sounds like that Ep8 General Leia is the same as the one coming in the Orange Wave 2 case.  Not sure why it got leaked early on by Disney and HTS unless they are just heading off the "WHERE'S LEIA" outrage by showing her already.  :-X

So does this mean, with the exception of multipacks and exclusives, the basic figure line is only going to have eight "new" figures between now and the end of the year?

I think those expected dates are due to spoiler concerns with that 2nd Luke and 2nd Rey in the Orange Wave 2 case.  I'm not going to post potential spoilers in here, but think of it like the way Disney avoided the "Resistance Rey with lightsaber" figure pre-TFA release date.   Teal Wave 2 should come earlier as some of Obi-Wan and Yoda have already hit ebay and Asia. 
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Jedi Idej on September 3, 2017, 04:22 AM
As for the sculpt?  I don't know if it's the same as the TFA version, but then that release had the red arm.

Haven't bought it yet, but has anyone noticed the black left palm in the pic at HTS? Reminds me of the gloves used by weight lifters. Display it in your cube with a mini-barbell in 3PO's hand and the WTF!? reactions from co-workers should be enough to warrant the figure's purchase.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Pete_Fett on September 3, 2017, 10:59 AM
The General Leia Organa figure is odd, especially considering that we are getting that other General/Princess Leia figure that is a one-off from the Disney Store/Hasbro Toy Shop. Here's hoping that this is the 3.75" version of the 6" figure of the same name.

Conflicting reports, but it sounds like that Ep8 General Leia is the same as the one coming in the Orange Wave 2 case.  Not sure why it got leaked early on by Disney and HTS unless they are just heading off the "WHERE'S LEIA" outrage by showing her already.  :-X

Wait - so the figure we are getting as a one-off purchase is also going to be in the Orange Wave 2 case? What the heck is the point of that?!?!

So that two years in a row, last year with the Rebels Leia and then this year with this Grey Dress Leia, we're going to have a glut of Leia on the pegs?!

I hope we get confirmation of this soon as I will cancel my order from the Disney Shop and wait for the Case Assortment to be released.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Diddly on September 5, 2017, 02:21 AM
Gotta say that I LOVE the headsculpts in this line. Hasbro's sculptors knocked them out of the park. I've already bought Hux and Poe for headswap/custom potential alone.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Rob on September 5, 2017, 11:56 AM
So I bought all the figures at a Walmart, then realized I should be using the $25 giftcard coupon at Target.  So I bought them all again, and went to return the first one and discovered that I'd accidentally picked up a Chewbacca packaging variant.  Anyone know if either of these is a big deal?

(http://i.imgur.com/6IF60Kgg.jpg)
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: P-Siddy on September 5, 2017, 03:25 PM
Anyone know if either of these is a big deal?

I don't, but I know that Finn thinks he is a Big Deal in the Resistance.  ;)  Sorry, couldn't resist.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Rob on September 5, 2017, 04:16 PM
The downtown Target I ran to at lunch today only had ones with the little penguin on the bottom.  So I'm assuming the one where he's packed on top is the variant.

Anyone want it?  I'd let it go for cost and shipping.  If not he goes back to Target tomorrow.

Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Jeff on September 7, 2017, 11:10 AM
Wait - so the figure we are getting as a one-off purchase is also going to be in the Orange Wave 2 case? What the heck is the point of that?!?!

It sounds like Luke and Leia (and a few of the other TLJ figures) will be shipping in solid-case packs as well as the assortments to ensure enough of them get to buyers... so the point is to get her pre-order up early and help try to avoid the #wheresleia or #wheresluke social media buzz. ;)
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Pete_Fett on September 7, 2017, 12:10 PM
The downtown Target I ran to at lunch today only had ones with the little penguin on the bottom.  So I'm assuming the one where he's packed on top is the variant.

Anyone want it?  I'd let it go for cost and shipping.  If not he goes back to Target tomorrow.

From what I have seen - it is:
Teal Assortment #1 (the one with Paige) - Porg on the bottom
Teal Assortment #2 (the one with Obi-Wan & Yoda) - Porg on the top

So probably Porg on the top is the running change and Porg on the bottom will only show up in the Wave 1 case.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Phrubruh on September 7, 2017, 10:43 PM
Picked up Luke at Khols for $8.40 after their 15% off and my wife's 20% off. I haven't seen him anywhere.

The girl at checkout say, "Wow! Liem Neason. You know. What's his name from the prequels?" I said, "You mean Quigon Jin? No, this is Luke." She fronded and said "Luke?". I explain who Luke was. She was really cute and was happy to talk Star Wars for a minute.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Jeff on September 8, 2017, 01:25 PM
New Orange Wave 2 pics, thanks to @ImpHolocron (https://twitter.com/ImpHolocron).  Glad to see R2's got his booster rockets back. Also HASCON panel confirms that Ep8 General Leia will indeed be in Orange Wave 2.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DJN8ZwIWsAAirjk.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DJN8aS8XcAMF5Re.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DJN8bJGXcAQhoTV.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DJN9KL6XgAE4pbz.jpg)
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DJN9LliXoAApN1U.jpg)
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Scockery on September 8, 2017, 01:39 PM
So are there any interesting alien characters in this movie?

"Yes, but those don't sell well."
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Darby on September 8, 2017, 02:37 PM
Glad to see R2's got his booster rockets back.

He has to get up those stairs on Ach-To somehow.  ;)

Pretty much what we expected. Luke looks good. I wonder if his hood/cloak is removable - seems bulky. The poncho on Rey looks unusually bulky. I'd actually already taken a Endor Leia poncho and put it on a Resistance Rey. I think I like that better than this. We'll see. DJ continues to be a meh character, more so in plastic. Leia remains the best of the lot so far.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Rob on September 8, 2017, 03:24 PM
Please tell me that's intended to be an Episode II R2 and that he's not actually flying around again like the damn Rocketeer?

That's some prequel level nonsense if he is.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Darby on September 8, 2017, 03:55 PM
I have no idea if he actually does this in TLJ or not, but after I walked out of TFA, I was like - how he's getting up there? This would seem to at least support him using his rockets again, and I personally wouldn't mind it.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Brian on September 8, 2017, 04:42 PM
I'm not sure why, but I really dig this look for Luke, looking forward to the figure. Looks like a nice wave with Luke, Leia, Rey, R2, and DJ, etc. Hopefully it won't be too long, I saw some things indicating December. Have to figure we've got a shorter window for the "main" release of TLJ stuff, with Han Solo right away in May.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Pete_Fett on September 9, 2017, 12:07 PM
So if this confirms that the Leia figure is the same, I guess it's time to cancel my Disney Store order...
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Darby on September 9, 2017, 12:26 PM
So are there any interesting alien characters in this movie?

Very bummed at the lack of new aliens / droids weirdo stuff so far for this line. This has got to be the first SW movie line ever that does not feature any alien character that is not a legacy character in its first wave(s).
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Rob on September 9, 2017, 03:05 PM
I have no idea if he actually does this in TLJ or not, but after I walked out of TFA, I was like - how he's getting up there? This would seem to at least support him using his rockets again, and I personally wouldn't mind it.

I dunno... if that's the case, why didn't Artoo just fly when he left Luke's farm looking for Obi-Wan?  Why didn't he just fly over to Luke and hand him his lightsaber at the Sarlacc Pit??  It just seems totally dumb to me that this clunky little guy could fly for one movie, not fly the other times we saw him, and is suddenly going to fly again.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Jeff on September 9, 2017, 03:32 PM
It just seems totally dumb to me that this clunky little guy could fly for one movie

Two movies - he used the leg rockets in ROTS to set the SBDs on fire on Grievous' ship. ;)

At one point after ROTS, LFL Holocron dudes tried to say "the warranty expired" or "he broke them after the Clone Wars" to explain it away.  I'm sure there will be a Marvel comic about it someday...
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Phrubruh on September 14, 2017, 11:24 AM
I have no idea if he actually does this in TLJ or not, but after I walked out of TFA, I was like - how he's getting up there? This would seem to at least support him using his rockets again, and I personally wouldn't mind it.

I dunno... if that's the case, why didn't Artoo just fly when he left Luke's farm looking for Obi-Wan?  Why didn't he just fly over to Luke and hand him his lightsaber at the Sarlacc Pit??  It just seems totally dumb to me that this clunky little guy could fly for one movie, not fly the other times we saw him, and is suddenly going to fly again.

Maybe some tech fixed them while R2 was sleeping? Maybe the figure is from ATOC?
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Nicklab on September 14, 2017, 10:34 PM
Based on the artwork and the jets, you have to think this is an AOTC R2-D2.  The same goes for the new Yoda.  I got the sense that it's an AOTC Yoda purely based on the stance and the lightsaber.  That seemed like it was straight out of Episode II.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Rob on September 15, 2017, 10:36 AM
If it's AOTC R2, that's fine... that's a mistake that's already been made.

If he's flying again in TLJ...
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Jeff on September 15, 2017, 10:51 AM
Based on the artwork and the jets, you have to think this is an AOTC R2-D2.  The same goes for the new Yoda.  I got the sense that it's an AOTC Yoda purely based on the stance and the lightsaber.  That seemed like it was straight out of Episode II.

If he's flying again in TLJ...

The Hasbro sell sheet lists Yoda as ROTS Yoda (SW E3 SWU YODA). 

The Hasbro sell sheet lists R2-D2 as TLJ R2-D2 (SW E8 DELTA 2 STAKEOUT) so...  wait and see on the flying in TLJ, I guess.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Nicklab on September 15, 2017, 11:25 AM
I could see the Yoda being either an Episode 2 or Episode 3 version. 

But the R2-D2 is another thing entirely.  From a story standpoint it seems odd to have R2 doing that again in the Sequels when the flying feature had not been seen since ROTS.  But I guess we have to wait until December to know more.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Phrubruh on September 15, 2017, 03:14 PM
Maybe Rey was board one night and decided to fix R2? I bet Luke didn't even know R2 could do that.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Nicklab on September 15, 2017, 05:19 PM
R2-D2 might actually have some story significance moving forward.  Bail Organa had C-3PO's memory wiped at the end of ROTS, but not R2-D2.  Is it possible that Luke might have been able to access some of R2's memory files following ROTJ?  Because that might have enabled him to learn more about his parents and the Jedi Order.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Diddly on September 15, 2017, 05:27 PM
Found, and snagged, a Luke today... because I wanted to see how the cloak looks on the 3.75 inch Black Series Luke. :-[
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Jesse James on September 15, 2017, 06:06 PM
R2 flies up the stairs Rey climbed and Luke looks at him like wtf and says "you could do this the whole time but just didn't?  You *******".  R2 giggle beeps in reply.  End scene.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: GrandMoffNick on September 16, 2017, 03:51 PM
Saw Yoda and Obi Wan at a Target today
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Brian on September 18, 2017, 06:06 PM
I haven't been running everywhere lately, but when I've checked stores, it seems like everything in the basic figure line is typically sold out. Hopefully they are able to get more shipments out soon. It seems like toy aisles are generally more empty or stagnant than they were when we were kids.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Pete_Fett on September 18, 2017, 07:49 PM
I'm finding the opposite. In fact, I have no problem finding Luke and Rey from the 3.75" line either. And it doesn't hurt that the Rey/Praetorian Guard 2-pack is plentiful as well, so any kid looking to get Rey from the new movie shouldn't be having any problem at all. So from an optics stand-point - Hasbro did something RIGHT for once.

The only figure that I don't see much of anymore is Paige - and that's probably due to the fact that in the later cases of the Teal assortment she's been dropped to make room for Obi-Wan and Yoda - both of whom I'm seeing more and more of.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Ben on September 19, 2017, 04:18 PM
Picked up Obi-Wan and Yoda today. Pegs were finally full at this WM, which was neat to see.  I'm hoping Hasbro found the right number this time, and we don't have two or three waves that don't make it to retail.

I also noticed that the lightsabers in this line no longer have the flare near the hilt that they've had since the first Saga line.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Brian on September 19, 2017, 05:39 PM
Went out today, and did see a lot of figures at TRU. They had a nice display of stuff at the front of the store, and I saw several of each basic figure (picked up another Luke). I don't think they had any new Black Series, although they did have the Gree. I know it is completely normal for TRU to have special "feature" sections for current entertainment, but it is funny how - at least our store - essentially has two Star Wars sections. The one at the front with all the new stuff, and the one at the back - full - with Rogue One or TFA stuff, and nothing else.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 20, 2017, 03:25 PM
I never opened anything from this line from TFA because the sculpting work was incredibly mediocre. Rouge One  was a different story because it was within the OT time frame and I found the sculpting to be quite decent. Have to admit that I'm liking what I'm seeing from TLJ line in terms of quality and very tempted to start opening packages, but not there yet.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Darby on September 22, 2017, 10:37 AM
I see Jayson posted a pic of the Jyn Erso from Wave 2 on Twitter - man. I know they plan these things in advance, but I would have held one of the Jyn variant costumes if they were going to revisit her in this line.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Jeff on September 22, 2017, 12:04 PM
I see Jayson posted a pic of the Jyn Erso from Wave 2 on Twitter - man. I know they plan these things in advance, but I would have held one of the Jyn variant costumes if they were going to revisit her in this line.

Yeah, that's dumb.  We know she's at least partially new because of the force link, so why not try to do something different with her.  When they rebooted Jakku Rey for the RO line, they at least gave her the new 'head wrap' head sculpt. 

Would have been nicer to get something at least partially new, like Eadu Jyn without her hat on, or even something as simple as sculpting a "hood down"/scarf type piece for this figure since she spent most of the time that way on Jedha.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Diddly on September 22, 2017, 12:09 PM
And now we know the only figure we will see from December to Wookie Weekend 2018.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Darby on September 22, 2017, 12:16 PM
This would have been a good opportunity for a Shore Trooper or even a Death Trooper. This line so far has a deficit of army builders (and aliens... and droids...) and if they needed to show some RO love, I would have done it there. Unless like I said, there was a different Jyn they could have done. Like the Imperial Disguise version. Which I still don't have.  ::)
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Pete_Fett on September 22, 2017, 07:01 PM
Wow - Jyn Erso from Jedha. I'm speechless. There are so many variations they could have gone with, to give us EXACTLY the same thing we already got in spades from the Rogue One line is just absurd (and disappointing).
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Jesse James on September 22, 2017, 08:08 PM
I'm with Jeff on getting a scarf sculpted "down" or something.  Jyn from Eadu would've been better, as I know she didn't last long on shelves compared to this one.  Whatever though. 
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Nicklab on September 22, 2017, 08:20 PM
Something a little different would have been good.  Especially since it seems that they had to re-tool the figure in order to include the Force Link chip.  And when you look at a chain like TRU where they still have loads of ROGUE ONE stock, including the R1 version of this figure?  It's tough to justify buying this one.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Nicklab on October 5, 2017, 10:52 AM
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3.75" Basic Figures (Force Link)
-Maz Kanata (Episode 8, with backpack)
-C'ai Threnalli (Episode 8 - Abednedo Resistance pilot with removable helmet, clear yellow visor)
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Jeff on October 5, 2017, 11:00 AM
pics from @justinlasalata (https://twitter.com/justinlasalata)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DLYXzcfUEAIThd4.jpg) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DLYYwjGV4AACPT5.jpg)

Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Nicklab on October 5, 2017, 11:02 AM
Good pics, Justin!
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Scockery on October 5, 2017, 11:14 AM
Not Atsy.

I guess that TFA boxed set was just for the chest accessory.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Darby on October 5, 2017, 11:32 AM
I appreciate the do over on the pilot, but so far the TLJ line seems to be in large measure the TFA figures, again.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Jeff on October 5, 2017, 11:43 AM
I appreciate the do over on the pilot, but so far the TLJ line seems to be in large measure the TFA figures, again.

Don't worry, once the Vintage Collection hits in 2018 we'll be seeing lots of... um, TFA and Rogue One figures again.  :-\  :P

There have been some really nice figures so far (Luke, Leia, ObiWan) but yeah the rehashing is getting a bit boring.  Say what you want about George, but at least he knew how to give his characters lots of different looks as the OT progressed.  TLJ's "Finn with new shirt" and "Maz with new backpack" and "Kylo with scar" are not really jumping out.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Darby on October 5, 2017, 12:20 PM
Yeah this is where I'm at. The SW films - and credit where credit is due, TFA and RO gave us a lot of new - have always been about new stuff. This one, at least in what we've been presented so far, is not. I don't know if that's just this film, or what. I don't mind some of the do-overs like Asty and Hux, but man. Give us some new stuff.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Jesse James on October 5, 2017, 06:22 PM
I love the pilot from a customizing pov, but only in so much as it's the pilot we should've gotten with Atsy.   :-\

Now I hope we get a decent Resistance Soldier.  Separate skirt piece, and removable helmet.  Nothing elaborate being asked for there just a good base to add articulation to haha.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Nicklab on October 18, 2017, 10:41 AM
I happened to stop in to a nearby Barnes & Noble after work the other day.  Something about that place reminded me of the "Die, dinosaur, die!" thread for some reason...

Be that as it may, they're carrying the TLJ basic figure line.  And they're only charging $7.95 per figure.  IIRC, that might even be lower than WalMart's price for that figure assortment.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Jeff on October 20, 2017, 10:10 AM
Per Yakface (http://yakfaceforums.com/main/2017/10/20/new-force-link-figures-in-stock-at-hasbrotoyshop/), Orange Wave 2 is in-stock at Hasbro Toy Shop this morning...  looks like Leia is already gone though.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Rob on October 20, 2017, 11:10 AM
Is that Jyn a straight repack?
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Jayson on October 20, 2017, 11:30 AM
Is that Jyn a straight repack?

Technically no since she has Force Link tech.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Rob on October 20, 2017, 12:19 PM
Right... I guess I have to decide if that's enough to re-buy.

Thanks for pointing that out.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Darby on October 20, 2017, 12:55 PM
No Leia, no sale. Man. Oh, well.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: CorranHorn on October 20, 2017, 06:49 PM
Right... I guess I have to decide if that's enough to re-buy.

Thanks for pointing that out.

Jyn also comes with the Death Star plans, so that's new...
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Jesse James on October 20, 2017, 08:08 PM
Whatchu talkin bout?  ???
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Jeff on October 23, 2017, 10:56 AM
Per Yakface (http://yakfaceforums.com/main/2017/10/20/new-force-link-figures-in-stock-at-hasbrotoyshop/), Orange Wave 2 is in-stock at Hasbro Toy Shop this morning...  looks like Leia is already gone though.

Leia is missing from the site now, but the rest are back in-stock this morning. 

Also, HTS is running a flash sale - use promo code FLASH17 to save (today only):
20% off from 9am-noon EST
15% off from noon-3pm EST
10% off from 3pm-midnight EST

I ordered doubles of Luke, Rey, DJ, and R2 to get my order over $49 for the free shipping.  :)

Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: CorranHorn on October 24, 2017, 11:43 PM
Whatchu talkin bout?  ???

Hey Willis  ;D

Yeah for the repacked Jyn she now comes with the data tape she downloads the DS plans into on Scariff. Not worth the price to me, but some might think it so.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Jeff on October 25, 2017, 12:03 AM
Yeah for the repacked Jyn she now comes with the data tape she downloads the DS plans into on Scariff.

I think you might have your wires crossed on that one...  I haven't heard anything about that and haven't seen any pictures indicating that.  Where did you hear about the data tape?
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Jesse James on October 25, 2017, 12:57 AM
Yeah I'd not heard that either...  and I'd be one who would buy it for said Datatape because I'm a weak weak man.  :-[
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: CorranHorn on October 25, 2017, 01:24 PM
I recall hearing it mentioned she would come with the data tape when it was announced that she was being re-released (SDCC?). The Hasbro press photo that Yakface has (see below and credit to them of course) shows a black block near her left foot which while not clear, I assume is the data tape.

Am I wrong here? Have I imagined all this?

(http://yakfaceforums.com/main/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/forcelink_jyn.png)
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: P-Siddy on October 25, 2017, 01:25 PM
That looks like instructions or a pamphlet down there. 
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: CorranHorn on October 25, 2017, 01:32 PM
That looks like instructions or a pamphlet down there.

Oh crap in a hat! You're right, I just compared photos of other figures in the TLJ line and they have the same thing in that part of the package. And some of those photos clearly show it to be the little pamphlet that comes with the figures.

Sorry to get everyone hyped on something that doesn't exist. I know I heard about the data tape, but it must have been speculation that I misunderstood and then thrown on top of that what I wanted to see in the carded Jyn sample.

I'll go slink back into the hole I crawled out of. Star Wars hobby reporting is clearly a young man's game now, lol
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: P-Siddy on October 25, 2017, 03:44 PM
Sorry to get everyone hyped on something that doesn't exist. I know I heard about the data tape, but it must have been speculation that I misunderstood and then thrown on top of that what I wanted to see in the carded Jyn sample.

I had heard the same thing somewhere and I was in agreement with you until I saw the picture.  Maybe some other Jyn will be coming out with the data tape.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Jayson on October 25, 2017, 04:46 PM
That looks like instructions or a pamphlet down there.

Oh crap in a hat! You're right, I just compared photos of other figures in the TLJ line and they have the same thing in that part of the package. And some of those photos clearly show it to be the little pamphlet that comes with the figures.

Sorry to get everyone hyped on something that doesn't exist. I know I heard about the data tape, but it must have been speculation that I misunderstood and then thrown on top of that what I wanted to see in the carded Jyn sample.

I'll go slink back into the hole I crawled out of. Star Wars hobby reporting is clearly a young man's game now, lol

There is the 6" Black Series RFT that includes the Death Star Plans/card. Maybe that is what you're remembering?
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: CorranHorn on October 25, 2017, 06:36 PM
Jayson - it is possible that's the case, but I was sure I read somewhere that Jyn was coming with a data tape just as P-Siddy did. But it very well could be a mix of many things.  :-[
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Jesse James on October 25, 2017, 09:29 PM
Gettin my hopes up man.  >:(

Yeah I'd actually forgotten about the one with the 6" RFT.  That is pretty slick.  I'm happy to buy him anyway. :P
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: CorranHorn on October 26, 2017, 05:06 PM
Gettin my hopes up man.  >:(

Yeah I'd actually forgotten about the one with the 6" RFT.  That is pretty slick.  I'm happy to buy him anyway. :P

Maybe someone will cast a downsized data tape from the RFT to cover this need
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Jesse James on October 26, 2017, 06:38 PM
A 3 D print should be simple.  Hmmmm
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Brian on October 30, 2017, 06:33 PM
I was able to get the newest wave off of HTS last week, so I think I'm caught up with the basic figures (single packs at least). Is this all we are seeing for 2017? I know we saw Maz, etc. at NYCC and have some multipacks coming, but will we see much more this year?
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Jeff on November 3, 2017, 02:08 PM
Orange Assortment Wave 2 (R2-D2, DJ, Island Rey, Exile Luke, TLJ Leia, Jyn) is now in-stock at EE:

Case of 12 ($99.99) (https://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HSC1503B&id=JE-405087801)

Set of 6 ($49.99) (https://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HSC1503BB&id=JE-405087801)

#ad #sponsoredlink
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Jesse James on November 3, 2017, 03:49 PM
Just a note incase nobody was aware but R2 is Build-A-Droid and really really nice.  Probably the best vanilla R2 you can buy.  I'm gonna get a handful for part swapping and some R2 customizing with wear and tear.  But also for a basic clean R2 with foot wiring.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: CorranHorn on November 3, 2017, 06:43 PM
Just a note incase nobody was aware but R2 is Build-A-Droid and really really nice.  Probably the best vanilla R2 you can buy.  I'm gonna get a handful for part swapping and some R2 customizing with wear and tear.  But also for a basic clean R2 with foot wiring.

Is that using the original BAD parts with added articulation? Or is this all new?
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Jesse James on November 3, 2017, 07:01 PM
Original I do believe...  the ankles and all that.  It doesn't seem to have the bottom holes either which is good.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: CorranHorn on November 3, 2017, 07:52 PM
Original I do believe...  the ankles and all that.  It doesn't seem to have the bottom holes either which is good.

Wow that's quite surprising. Might now just have to pick me up an R2
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Pete_Fett on November 6, 2017, 01:07 PM
I just ordered a case of the DJ/Luke/Leia/Rey/R2/Jyn wave from EE and I'm wondering - has anyone confirmed that the General Leia Organa figure in this case, is indeed the same figure that the Disney Store had up for pre-order back on Force Friday?

I have a pending order for that figure as well, but if it's all the same figure, I definitely don't need extras, so I'm contemplating cancelling my pre-order.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Jeff on November 13, 2017, 10:28 AM
2017 ROTJ Emperor Palpatine (https://www.ebay.com/itm/Star-Wars-3-75-Emperor-Palpatine-Force-Link-Figure-IN-HAND-MEGA-RARE/152785128541?hash=item2392b40c5d:g:vAQAAOSwRbtaCMKY) on ebay - thanks to @yak_face (https://twitter.com/yak_face/status/929927988602441729) for the heads up.

I'm not sure if this 5POA Emperor is the same as or different from the 5POA Emperor from the Target 3-pack (with Luke and ERG).  Hard to tell if those 'sith lightning' accessories are the same as the extra hands that the Target version comes with or not.

Also, the cardback says "C1503 Asst", which would put him in the "Orange" assortment.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Rob on November 13, 2017, 12:38 PM
Even if it's wishful thinking, I hope it's the same, and I hope it means the Royal Guard is coming on a single card.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Nicklab on November 18, 2017, 06:15 AM
In stock now on Amazon with Prime shipping:

Star Wars Rey (Island Journey) Force Link Figure (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MZGX8BQ/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=I17C9K4E4MD4L2&colid=XQXWWURIJPMS) - $7.99

Star Wars Luke Skywalker (Jedi Exile) Force Link Figure (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MYFBR2U/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=I1D2NTTFVWT3P3&colid=XQXWWURIJPMS) - $7.99

Star Wars R2-D2 Force Link Figure (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MYFBWAG/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=I21G41I1T8SA3S&colid=XQXWWURIJPMS) - $7.99

Star Wars DJ (Canto Bight) Force Link Figure (https://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Canto-Bight-Figure/dp/B01MUHRWBW/ref=pd_sim_21_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=CZVGMR5H2DY3S59Q8VTP) - $7.99

Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Rob on November 18, 2017, 10:48 AM
They seem to have gone quick... only third party sellers and prices available now.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Ben on November 23, 2017, 04:55 AM
Just ordered Leia and Luke now. Leia isn't in stock until Saturday, but they tell me I'll have Luke by then. We'll see.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Rob on November 26, 2017, 05:56 PM
I got Artoo in the mail today... I'm not really sure where to put him.  Does anyone who's been following spoilers know if he flies in the new film or if this is an Episode II Artoo?  There's nothing else about this wave that has me thinking it's supposed to be from AOTC.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Darby on November 26, 2017, 06:03 PM
I remain convinced this figure is based on TLJ, but that's pure speculation. Otherwise, definitely AOTC/ROTS.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: nyknight1313 on January 1, 2018, 04:03 PM
Star Wars VII The Last Jedi Toy Collection (Force Link Collection) (2017-2018)

Possible case breakdown for Wave 3 (both Orange and Teal)

Wave 3 (Force Link - Orange)

DJ (Don’t Join - Slicer on Canto Bight) (1) (TLJ)
Emperor Sheev Palpatine (Galactic Empire‘s Throne Room) (3) (ROTJ)
Flametrooper (First Order) (3) (TFA or TLJ)
Kylo Ren (TIE Silencer Pilot) (1) (TLJ)
Luke Skywalker (Jedi Exile on Ahch-To) (1) (TLJ)
Rey (Jedi Training) (2) (TLJ)
Stormtrooper (First Order) (1)

Wave 3 (Force Link - Teal)

Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi (Jedi Knight) (ANH) (2)
C-3PO (General Leia Organa’s Protocol Droid) (1) (TLJ)
C'ai Threnalli (Resistance Pilot’s Fatigues or X-Wing Pilot’s Gear) (3) (TLJ)
Chewbacca (Resistance Fighter) with Porg (Ahch-To) (2) (TLJ)
General Armitage Hux (First Order) & Mouse Droid (1) (TLJ)
Rose Tico (Resistance Tech‘s Fatigues) (1) (TLJ)
Yoda (Senate Duel) (ROTS) (2)

According to what I have research the Flametroopers are aborad the Supremacy. However, just to be on the safe side, I put either the TFA or TLJ next to the figure.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Pete_Fett on January 2, 2018, 12:50 AM
Wow - if that's true then we're only getting two "new" figures in the Orange case and one new figure in the Teal case.

What happened to the Maz Kanata w/Jet Pack figure that was supposed to be coming?
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Scockery on January 2, 2018, 03:37 PM
Hasbro wised up. Why make new figures for cases that won't even appear at retail?

Was flametrooper even in the Last Jedi?
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Rob on January 2, 2018, 04:45 PM
Was flametrooper even in the Last Jedi?

I don't think it was.  I didn't spot one in my two viewings at least.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Jeff on January 2, 2018, 05:09 PM
Was flametrooper even in the Last Jedi?
I don't think it was.

Meh, neither were Jyn, Obi-Wan, or Palpatine.  Just be happy that this version of the First Order Flametrooper (http://amzn.to/2EEyhP9) (#sponsoredAmazonlink) can hold his weapon with both hands...
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Dave on January 2, 2018, 05:13 PM
Weren't those Flametroopers that were entering the Crait base with Kylo Ren at the end of the movie?  They looked like some sort of Snowtrooper / Flametrooper.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Darby on January 2, 2018, 05:54 PM
Definitely Snowtoopers (Salt Troopers?) but didn't see any Flame Troopers.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Rob on January 2, 2018, 06:05 PM
Yeah, I thought there were Snowtroopers, but I don't recall seeing any Flametroopers.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Diddly on January 2, 2018, 07:46 PM
Could the Flametroopers have been in the hangar among the millions of troops where they take Finn and Rose?
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Jesse James on January 3, 2018, 03:09 AM
I think it's plausible in the hangar one might've been there hanging out.  maybe.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Matt_Fury on January 3, 2018, 11:36 AM
One of the Lego sets my son received for Christmas is the new scout walker.  Still trying to figure out if it made it into the movie.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Darby on January 3, 2018, 01:31 PM
I don't believe it did, or at least that I saw. Looked for it on subsequent viewings.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Jesse James on January 3, 2018, 09:01 PM
Someone told me it was a concept that got axed from the movie.  It's in the Art Of book though.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Nicklab on January 3, 2018, 09:03 PM
One of the Lego sets my son received for Christmas is the new scout walker.  Still trying to figure out if it made it into the movie.

I had been wondering about that, too.

When I finally saw the movie and got the visual dictionary things started to become a little more clear.  Specifically, about the walkers that were hauling the siege cannon.  The design of the legs lined up between the LEGO scout walker, but it wasn't anywhere near the size of the haulers.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Rob on January 3, 2018, 10:38 PM
One of the Lego sets my son received for Christmas is the new scout walker.  Still trying to figure out if it made it into the movie.

Wasn’t that what BB-8 was driving around in near the end?
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Nicklab on January 3, 2018, 10:42 PM
There are a couple of LEGO Scout Walkers.

The Heavy Scout Walker (75177) didn't make it into the movie.
There's also the First Order AT-ST with BB-8 (75201) that looks like the one BB-8 pilots in the hangar
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Matt_Fury on January 4, 2018, 04:32 PM
I was referring to the Heavy Scout Walker.


It's a pretty cool set.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Jeff on January 16, 2018, 12:31 PM
Hmmm... looks like we might have a repeat of Hasbro cancelling basic figures and EE saving them like last year (Galen, Fenn, Raddus, Sefla).

EE is now taking pre-orders for what they say are exclusive figures -  C'ai Threnalli (https://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HSE0524&id=JE-405087801) and First Order Flametrooper (Firing Pose) (https://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=HSE0521&id=JE-405087801).

Nothing for that single carded Emperor figure yet though... 

(and yes, EE links are all #sponsoredlinks)
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: GrandMoffNick on January 16, 2018, 12:39 PM
Thanks Jeff
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Brian on January 16, 2018, 01:07 PM
Glad to see these and the Finn/Phasma pack saved by EE, but does this mark the end of the Last Jedi line at retail basically? I guess we saw a few other pictures of Maz, Emperor, and Hoth Leia, but maybe those are coming later. I really hope we see a healthy line in the 18 month gap between Solo and Episode 9. It just seems like there are so many holes to fill in from the sequel trilogy alone. I guess this has been the new norm in this era, it just seems strange that it is basically two waves of figures, a handful of vehicles, and we're out.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Jayson on January 16, 2018, 01:56 PM
Paraphrasing Adam P. from EE, they passed on picking up the Emperor since it is currently being offered at Target.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Scockery on January 16, 2018, 02:23 PM
OMG DEATH OF THE LINE.  Seriously, this doesn't bode well for anything. The 18 month gap is more likely to be a dead zone.

Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Jeff on January 16, 2018, 02:36 PM
Paraphrasing Adam P. from EE, they passed on picking up the Emperor since it is currently being offered at Target.

Guess I am going to have to get that Target 3-pack after all.  I was hoping to avoid that because I know my OCD would need me to get a 2nd so I'd have two of the ERGs.  ::)

Meh, I guess I'll wait for clearance and hope to find a couple for 50% off...
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: McMetal on January 16, 2018, 02:40 PM
Wish there were some more Rebels figures they could have rescued... :(
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Nicklab on January 16, 2018, 04:46 PM
Seriously?  Uggghhhh


I think that situations like this are only happening because the release schedule for the movie has been so close together.  The merchandising hasn't had any time to breathe.  Case in point?  I just saw a bunch of TLJ basic figures.... HANGING RIGHT NEXT TO DOZENS OF ROGUE ONE FIGURES.  Granted, it was at a Toys R Us store.  But these lines haven't had ample time to develop at retail and sell through at a reasonable rate. 

So now we get this.  Great.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Darby on January 16, 2018, 05:37 PM
I saw this coming from a mile away. First, you have the even in 1997 it was bad move of placing one new figure in an assortment. You have the compressed release schedule. You have the fact that despite making $$$ at the box office, these toys aren't moving like they used to, or even like LEGOs. Kids go for LEGO and role play. Adults for BS and more expensive options. Hasbro seems stuck in the middle, dying from a thousand cuts of slicensing, the shrinking of brick and motar and a clinging to outdated release patterns.

If it's going to be a movie a year from here on out, Hasbro needs to jettison assortments. It needs to be here's the fall/winter release for the movie, here's the spring for the DVD and that's it. No waves 2 and 3, no bottlenecking, no spacing **** out. Here it is. Nice big supply, sells out, it's gone. Moving on. It's that or oblivion. I don't know why some people think Vintage is going to solve any of this. It would be nice, but TVC went away last time in part because of what's happening right now. The last wave was cast off to Amazon/EE/etc. and no matter how cool the cards are, the line will fail if they can't sort out distribution. Distribution has really been the issue for Hasbro across its ranges and brands going back to at least 2008, 2009; it was a regular topic of concern in the old Q&As and I remember talking to DePriest about it at NYCC 2011. We've got it figured out, he said.

5 POA is not the issue; 6 inch is not the issue. The line would be dead if either failed. The issue is Hasbro doesn't know its market, because either market is changing too fast for it to accommodate, or they haven't learned to change with it.

My two cents.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Rob on January 16, 2018, 06:00 PM
If it's going to be a movie a year from here on out, Hasbro needs to jettison assortments.


Well Han Solo is in May, then there's nothing for 19 months...
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Dave on January 16, 2018, 06:06 PM
If it's going to be a movie a year from here on out, Hasbro needs to jettison assortments. It needs to be here's the fall/winter release for the movie, here's the spring for the DVD and that's it. No waves 2 and 3, no bottlenecking, no spacing **** out. Here it is. Nice big supply, sells out, it's gone. Moving on. It's that or oblivion.

I 100% agree. 

I think Hasbro is getting themselves in to this mess by trying to have Rogue One assortments, then TLJ assortments, then Solo assortments, all with different DCPIs (or whatever they're called at other retailers).  They should just do with 3.75" figures what they do with 6" figures and just keep the same packaging and keep rolling from movie to movie.  You can feather in figures from older movies but when it comes to a movie release you can have those assortments line up with the movie, or do dedicated shippers with specific movie heavy assortments for the retailers.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Darby on January 16, 2018, 06:09 PM
I don't know a semi-break helps either when apparently Hasbro intends to continue including items like the Rathtar in the creature assortment for Han Solo. If that assortment gets released at all, it will be hampered from the start, and perpetuate the cycle. I could be wrong about all of it, I'd be glad to be.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: CorranHorn on January 16, 2018, 08:00 PM
I don't know a semi-break helps either when apparently Hasbro intends to continue including items like the Rathtar in the creature assortment for Han Solo. If that assortment gets released at all, it will be hampered from the start, and perpetuate the cycle. I could be wrong about all of it, I'd be glad to be.

The refresh of the Rathar set for the Solo line after releasing it as a 3 per case of 4, shows that you're not wrong about Hasbro. 
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Darby on January 16, 2018, 09:30 PM
It sucks because I'm positive in general about what Hasbro does.

I appreciate they went back this year to standard themes we've always had in SW in some form - creatures, vehicles, multi-packs etc. Some choices are curious - Rathtar, no single carded Praetorian Guard in the 5POA line - but once you get past the products to their distribution, things break down. I don't know the ins and outs of Hasbro's thinking obviously, but something isn't working. The cycle of last wave syndrome and clearances are part of the process, and have been since the beginning. What's changed is the movie release cycle and the marketplace. Those two things make clearances and distribution mistakes that much more damaging.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Scockery on January 16, 2018, 11:32 PM
IIRC. Retailers want the assortments, the wave 2 and 3, etc. Not just Star Wars, with everything.

The irony then is that the retailers impose this on the companies, then rarely stock the next waves. It's the point when even a wave 2 sometimes doesn't get wide release outside of discounted retail.



Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Matt_Fury on January 17, 2018, 11:49 AM
I saw this coming from a mile away. First, you have the even in 1997 it was bad move of placing one new figure in an assortment. You have the compressed release schedule. You have the fact that despite making $$$ at the box office, these toys aren't moving like they used to, or even like LEGOs. Kids go for LEGO and role play. Adults for BS and more expensive options. Hasbro seems stuck in the middle, dying from a thousand cuts of slicensing, the shrinking of brick and motar and a clinging to outdated release patterns.

If it's going to be a movie a year from here on out, Hasbro needs to jettison assortments. It needs to be here's the fall/winter release for the movie, here's the spring for the DVD and that's it. No waves 2 and 3, no bottlenecking, no spacing **** out. Here it is. Nice big supply, sells out, it's gone. Moving on. It's that or oblivion. I don't know why some people think Vintage is going to solve any of this. It would be nice, but TVC went away last time in part because of what's happening right now. The last wave was cast off to Amazon/EE/etc. and no matter how cool the cards are, the line will fail if they can't sort out distribution. Distribution has really been the issue for Hasbro across its ranges and brands going back to at least 2008, 2009; it was a regular topic of concern in the old Q&As and I remember talking to DePriest about it at NYCC 2011. We've got it figured out, he said.

5 POA is not the issue; 6 inch is not the issue. The line would be dead if either failed. The issue is Hasbro doesn't know its market, because either market is changing too fast for it to accommodate, or they haven't learned to change with it.

My two cents.

I'll agree with a lot of what you said...the paradigm needs to change because of the release schedule, and my son prefers Lego and Role Play (his #1 item on his Christmas list was a Praetorian Guard costume...BTW, the one offered at the Disney Store is a great quality item).

I have a slight disagreement about the new VC line.  I look at it as a more collector focused line.  Since there's been a drought of SA/collector quality figures since 5POA figures made their return, I think the new VC line will do quite well...especially when they get past the repacks.  I didn't collect 5POA nor did I collect 6 inch figures, so I'm looking forward to these figures.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Darby on January 17, 2018, 01:41 PM
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I think the new VC line will do quite well...especially when they get past the repacks.

I hope so. The performance of the WM BS line doesn't inspire a lot of confidence, but I don't know how much of that was WM. A limited, diverse TVC line I think would do well, even though we all want as much as we can get. I'm ok with repacks/retools, so long as they make sense - Lando just mentioned the POTJ Mon Cal Officer in another thread. A retool of the VC Ackbar as a Mon Cal on a VC card would be gangbusters. I'm a little surprised it didn't happen back in TVC, to be honest.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Rob on June 25, 2018, 08:39 PM
All this time later and I just got a shipping notice for the Flame Trooper and C'ai Threnalli.   
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Jesse James on July 24, 2018, 01:49 AM
Where’d you order from Rob?  Got my figs a good while ago.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Rob on July 24, 2018, 12:25 PM
Where’d you order from Rob?  Got my figs a good while ago.

It was Entertainment Earth, but that post was like a month ago. :)

Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Jesse James on July 24, 2018, 02:05 PM
Doh!  Thot it was July.  I was wondering wtf happened.
Title: Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
Post by: Rob on July 24, 2018, 04:10 PM
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