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Star Wars Resistance / Re: Star Wars Resistance 3.75" Figure 2-Packs
« on: January 15, 2019, 03:51 PM »
I picked up a Poe / BB-8.  I forgot about the 2-Packs and just thought it was a Poe that came with BB-8 as an accessory.  Honestly $14.99 for that set is kind of absurd, but I bought it anyway... so...

The Vintage Collection / Re: Walmart Vintage Collection TIE Fighter
« on: January 11, 2019, 11:05 AM »
For all the complaining about finding nothing new I've been doing, every Walmart I've stopped at in Illinois and Wisconsin over the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays had plenty of TIE's, always $79.99.

I got one for Christmas, so it's done - but they're definitely going to be $40 eventually.

Star Wars Resistance / Re: Star Wars Resistance 3.75" Basic Figures
« on: January 9, 2019, 08:51 PM »
Yep.  Not only have they been available at Walmart for 6 weeks, but the show has been on for longer...

It's inane, but they're just toys and I'll find them later on...

Star Wars Resistance / Re: Star Wars Resistance 3.75" Basic Figures
« on: January 9, 2019, 04:17 PM »
I found three of these at Target downtown today.  They were basically the first new product I've found in months.

And Target wouldn't sell them to me.  Street date 1/15.

So.  Dumb.

The Vintage Collection / Re: The Future of Star Wars Collecting?
« on: January 8, 2019, 02:45 PM »
This is me. Provided 5 POA does go away, which is a big if I think, I would hope TVC would expand proportionally but that is unlikely. Personally I really enjoy 5POA and outside of the trooper/Jedi/main characters don't really need SA versions of every character. I like them, but 10 POA would be ok. 12. TVC I think is in real trouble already. At least around me, 5POA sells. I know Solo didn't do well, but the figures did. If Hasbro withdrew from 3.75 or escalated prices beyond their current level, I'd be out.

5 POA works for me depending on the sculpt. If the sculpts are strong and the details are there, I'm not so worried about the articulation.  I'm not sure if he has more than 5 POA, but Quay Tolsite is a good example... that's a great looking figure, even if he doesn't have ball joints all over.

The Vintage Collection / Re: The Future of Star Wars Collecting?
« on: January 7, 2019, 03:21 PM »
Also for the record, if they wrap this line up without a new Sim Aloo, I'm burning the whole collection in one giant bonfire.

The Vintage Collection / Re: The Future of Star Wars Collecting?
« on: January 7, 2019, 01:01 PM »
Interesting rumor/note over at Yakface this past weekend -

"What is even more interesting is that weíre hearing of a potential scale change too (comparable scale and price to the 5Ē Marvel Infinity War line). That would essentially mean that there wouldnít be two competing 3.75Ē lines vying for collectors dollars with just the Vintage Collection remaining."

So -
5" Kids line (Galaxy of Adventure)
3.75" Collector line (The Vintage Collection)
6" Collector line (Black Series)

If we've truly hit the point where Hasbro is abandoning the "3.75inch line is for kids" idea, it's a big moment for the line, the license, and the future.  Is this a last chance grab to re-ignite kid interest in SW figures? One last scale change money grab before they lose the license in 2020 (to someone like Mattel, who just lost their DC license, or even to Disney itself)?  Interesting times ahead for sure if the rumor is true (and let's face it - Jayson wouldn't just be tossing this out there).

Imagine an Episode 9 line where there are 4-6 new 3.75" Ep9 figures mixed in with 4-6 OT/TLJ/SOLO repacks across 2-3 waves.   Someone go ahead and queue up some R.E.M. for me:(

I'm in for as much 3.75" as they want to make, but I passed on 6" because it seemed absurd to start over, and I'm not going to start buying a 5" scale either.

The idea of having like 5 or 10 or even fewer figures to represent an entire film in the collection seems completely wrong.

I suppose at this age and after 23 years of this, I'm okay either way.  I enjoy this hobby, but if they want to walk it back and make it far less expensive to keep up with, so be it.

Solo / Re: Target Solo 3.75" Imperial Trooper 6-Pack
« on: January 2, 2019, 11:55 AM »

The 6-pack version has slightly yellow hue to the mud on the boots while the single card version mud is whiter in color.

Here are pics from Yakface twitter -

That's perfect, thanks!

At RS, someone posted this link too, which might be old news, but is a pretty handy resource for comparing that I'd never seen:

Solo / Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
« on: January 2, 2019, 11:47 AM »
You don't?

Well I already have two dozen Rose and Hux figures.  What would I do with 4 dozen?!

Solo / Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
« on: January 1, 2019, 11:31 PM »
Target is clearancing both Solo and Last Jedi Figs. First stage clearance, but underway none-the-less.


...and I see this has been mentioned in the discount thread.

Thatís awesome if I want two dozen Rose or Hux figures.

I realized after I posted that I did actually pick up a few Range Troopers, so I have at least seen something...

I still havenít seen anything past wave one in a store. 

Solo / Re: Target Solo 3.75" Imperial Trooper 6-Pack
« on: December 29, 2018, 01:24 PM »
Has anyone confirmed if the single carded Mimban Han is the same as the one from this set?  The thread here and at RS are hanging with that as an open question.

They look identical to me. I've opened both and compared.

Awesome, and just to triple check, weíre talking about the one in the armor?

Solo / Re: Target Solo 3.75" Imperial Trooper 6-Pack
« on: December 29, 2018, 01:24 PM »
I havenít opened either one.  But they definitely look a lot like one another.  I got both the Falcon and the Kessel playset.  The playset gives you some nice display options.  And I donít think anyone is going to go so far as to dress up the BMF Falcon in SOLO deco, as tempting as that might be.  Plus the coaxium storage cylinders make for a cool accessory.

What I might do with one of the Han figures with no jacket is to put a vest on it. Because I got so many of the CommTech Han Solo figures way back when that one of those can spare a vest. That way Iíll have a Han figure to depict him in the Sabacc game from the end of the movie.

Sounds like youíre talking about the regular Han, Iím asking about the Mimban one in the Imperial armor outfit?

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