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TV-9D9 / Re: The Mandalorian- Coming to Disney+ in 2019
« on: December 12, 2018, 09:20 PM »
Carl Weathers and Nick Nolte?  F yeah. 

I don't know anyone else except the GoT guy heading up the show.  Pretty cool.

Star Wars Resistance / Re: Star Wars Galaxy of Adventure Basic Figures
« on: December 12, 2018, 02:55 PM »
Good points and logic Jeff and Jayson...  Iím more annoyed the Solo crew is only NOW getting out.  I feel like this shouldíve been wave one of that line at this point haha.  The Resistance toon in general seems to be kind of low key compared to Rebels and its push.  Itís not a bad show though at all.

Star Wars Resistance / Re: Star Wars Galaxy of Adventure Basic Figures
« on: December 12, 2018, 02:47 AM »
What kinda blows my mind is these got out to coincide with the toons on YouTube but resistance stuff is nowhere to be found.

Star Wars Resistance / Re: Star Wars Galaxy of Adventure Basic Figures
« on: December 11, 2018, 02:36 PM »
Iíve not seen these here yet but Iím also not looking too hard either.  The price seems about what Iíd expect between packaging pack in and figure.  They werenít gonna be $5 or even the same price as a basic figure after all.

Star Wars Resistance / Re: Star Wars Resistance 3.75" Basic Figures
« on: December 10, 2018, 07:26 PM »
Yeah itís been on a bit but Iím sure this Disney pace is stretching Hasbro thin.  There isnít ANY Resistance merch anywhere it seems.

I really want the droid haha.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Changes Coming to
« on: December 10, 2018, 01:47 PM »
Itís multiple stores tho is the thing man.  Iím talking 3 on one highway, 2 our near my gfs family, one down near the kidís college...  and I hit two of them religiously.  Like multiple times on the weekend and a couple times in the week.  And I donít have a store in my immediate area theyíre 20-30 away for my nearest two stores to me personally.  But when I have a Dr appointment I stop or whatever.

Other Collectibles / Re: Bandai Star Wars Vehicle Model Kits
« on: December 10, 2018, 03:31 AM »
Those minis are AWESOME.  I'd be collecting those for sure if I had endless cash, haha.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Changes Coming to
« on: December 10, 2018, 03:27 AM »
WM isn't perfect here, and I'd dare say they probably aren't all that different it's maybe just more that stores aren't as plentiful, and nor is population comparatively speaking, to CA, and I think that probably is playing some part in it...  I have WM's I hit routinely, but none are a stone's throw from my house.  Even my GF has one close, and two more reasonable, but they're all some driving up or down the freeway depending which ones I'm heading for.

Target is even more sparse here generally speaking.

One store here is really small, actually a renovated Ames, and it sucks...  It's the only reno WM I've ever seen, it's nearer the city than the ones I frequent further out the highway near where we are...  It's just different and sounds a lot more like what you experience Ant.  It sucks, has a small toy area, small stock of anything, and it's always a mess.

On the topic of Exclusives, KM and TRU were every bit as good at getting exclusives as Target, but WM is obviously not even in the discussion there, lol.  They're ass at that.  They'll get 90 TVC TIE Fighters at any given store but the TVC figures everyone wanted, who knows where they even are at this point, what happened...  it's just a mess.  I hate them on exclusives as much as any of us do.  That's Target's crown there at this point.  And Target toy areas are always nicer, it's just how they're run.

I agree with you too Nick, I see too many people blaming the poor dude at the toy aisle when they catch him there...  It's like finding the fabled "Hasbro Rep" too.  Those people don't know much either.  I was friends with some of them locally here, and they were quite open with telling me they honestly don't have any clue what's going on with the line unless it's something THEY collected and had the desire to learn about.  Otherwise it was just helping keep their product stocked and neat.

I try not to get mad at retail workers...  it's hard work for little reward generally.  And we obviously have a microscope on this line, and know the stores inside out at this point in time since we've all been at this for eons now. 

I do get a tad pissed when I'm talking to customer service at any store though, and I know how their store operates, and they just lie to your face because they just want you to leave and don't realize YOU know their job as well or better than they do because you're an obsessed collector lol.

Currently I'm peeved at because their ship to store is ass and their site has not let me add a pick-up person all f'n weekend long...  THAT I may bitch about because they're the ones who delayed my order for no reason and now won't let me add someone closer to pick my damn tank up! >:(  Amazon has its **** together far more than does.

EDIT: BTW Ant, I **** you not on this, I randomly went into WM last night and found a full wave 3 case, and all of the Solo Forcelink figs...  That store had just put out Wave 1 TVC too this past week, and sold through a lot of them to boot!  Now Wave 3 again...  it's nuts.  And the Wave 1 selling is maybe the weirdest thing.  The Hoth Rebels still are going first, but even Rey and Kylo are selling ok, Jyn some too.  FO Troopers and Snoke though?  Nope.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Changes Coming to
« on: December 7, 2018, 08:22 PM »
I gotta defend wm here...  Iíve gotten tanker after tanker and wave 3 galore at it.  Iíve not seen death troopers or Enfys Nest too often but Iíve seen many of the rest here.  Walmart May **** the bed some but Iíd say theyíre no worse than anyone else.  Target has been a wasteland for me for a LONG time now.  Wave 1 TVC they went ham on and never seemed to realized that.  They have had steady forcelink restock but so has wm, and Target hasnít had any of the newest wave yet.  It is definitely cyclical.

Iíve gotten a lot at HTS over the years too...  they were first with the new tie fighter and stuff.  They were first behind amazon to list the latest forcelink figs too. 

But when itís available Iím preordering TVC at EE first here.  Just spare me the headache at this point.

Other Toy Lines / Re: ReAction Lines
« on: December 5, 2018, 11:45 PM »
I want one but the $15 price hurts so Iím waiting till post Xmas maybe.  I definitely want one for hanging with 3po since sheís his inspiration.

President Bush was on F Troop, too? Damn.

Iím rolling.

Other Collectibles / Re: Bandai Star Wars Vehicle Model Kits
« on: December 4, 2018, 02:54 AM »
Been on a Bandai kick lately picking up their line of, well, basically tiny kits...  They're now doing, for as far as I'm aware, the first Tantive IV/Correllian Corvette/Blockade Runner model ever...  It's in the small kit line, so it's really inexpensive, but that suits me fine.  They've also put out the Death Star II in this line.  It's really ideal for these larger ships and I hope it keeps going and maybe delves into other eras or even the EU. 

Tman, sorry I missed your post, I've been extremely busy with life, but the Bandai kits are NOT pre-painted.  So just a heads up incase you didn't already find this out.  The small kits come with high end "sticker" type decals though, and the larger kits I believe come with both the sticker types and waterslide decals.  They're all molded in color though, simple builds but ones you can take to a much farther deeper level if you wanted to. 

Some of the 1/12 figure kits however are coming with helmetless characters who have their faces pre-printed/painted on so that is going on too right now.  I have Han and Luke Stormtrooper and they're great!  Their trooper 1/12 kits really don't need painted at all to look amazing too.  A stormtrooper right out of the box with the stickers applied is a hell of a nice figure in 6" scale.

Losing any outlet is bad for consumers, it's bad for the employees of the company, and so I don't ever look forward to losing places like TRU, KB, Kmart/Sears, or this bit of a collector scare.  I've landed a lot of stuff from HTS over the years, and in some cases they've been first for things.  I know lots of folks got the new Forcelink figures there when they have only made scarce hits at Walmart so far.  I know I've only seen the latest Solo wave one time and only the leftovers at that.  I still need Rio and L3 for sure and most of my friends still need all of em.  I hope they restock those soon.

HTS is in Pennsylvania too if I'm not mistaken, so it's another business here I hope holds out.

The Sears/KM closings finally hit near me, and one of the two K-Marts I have fairly close by is closing shop.  They were the only stores here who had Wave 1 TVC at first besides Target, who was picked over on day 1 (IE: No Hoth Rebels).  K-Mart I stacked some coupons and wound up getting 6 there all below retail between my two stores.  It'll suck having one less place to check, but it's a sign of the times.

RIP Dave Coulier, but yeah, thankfully still gone.  Cut it out.

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures
« on: November 30, 2018, 03:54 AM »
Yeah thatís exactly what I was thinking haha.  No Jedi stuff has been nice for once.  It was probably the thing that detracted most Fromm rebels for me.  Had that been just about a Rebel faction of normal people it maybe wouldnít have had the wow of Jedi in it but I liked Hera a lot more than any of the force wielders.  She and Chopper were the best characters on the show I thought.  The mystical force stuff took me out of the show in a way and I felt like Sabineís arc was crowbarring Mandalore in because hey, everyone likes them right? 🤷‍♂️

I figure Disney can dip their toes in any of this animation stuff at their leisure in a way since itís on their own network and seems relatively ďeasyĒ for them to try stuff.

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Resistance - Coming Fall 2018
« on: November 30, 2018, 12:03 AM »
Been catching g up.  Itís improving as it goes I think and Iím enjoying the designs and alien diversity.  Seeing the little wolf monkey guys from Mazís Castle  in the pirate raid was neat and I like their use of imperial hardware.  Itís not great, but itís not bad either.  Itís got some action some story to it.  I like it better than I liked Rebels for some reason.  That show left me bummed because I think Iíd hoped for less forcey stuff and more actual warring.  The designs of background characters and objects felt stunted and meh.  This has a lot more going on visually thatís for sure.

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