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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Toys R Us (Or: Die, Dinosaur, Die!)
« on: June 10, 2018, 02:15 AM »
No Pete I was talking about the basic figure two pack of Rey and Praetorian Guard.  Luke was just a random basic someone had hidden.

Ahh, that makes A LOT more sense - thanks for clarifying...




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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Toys R Us (Or: Die, Dinosaur, Die!)
« on: June 7, 2018, 11:57 PM »
I stopped in this past weekend and it was meh.  50% is ok I guess and I got a Hermit Luke and Rey 2-pack and two imperial bikes from rebels.  Itíll do.

Iíd like a cheap atact, but Iíll live without it Cuz my stores donít have them at all.

Hermit Luke & Rey 2-pack? Nevermind, I'm guessing you mean the 6" Black Series 2-pack of Rey & Luke that was a SDCC 2017 exclusive, I didn't realize that it also was available from brick-and-mortar TRU stores.

I swung by my local TRU tonight and Star Wars was 50% now as well. Picked up a 2nd opener of the Force Link Executioner & Praetorian Guard set for $17.50.

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Is it me, or is it unusual that this set has already gone up on HTS (at least as coming soon?)

I was thinking the same thing. I know it would be against type, but wouldn't it be wonderful if Hasbro allowed folks to just pre-order one or two and NOT have to score one on the after market?

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The Vintage Collection / Re: SDCC 2018 Vintage Exclusive
« on: June 5, 2018, 12:08 PM »
Is 0-0-0 a TVC 06 repaint version?  I'm guessing it is since the eye holes don't line up.

Good eye! It definitely looks like 0-0-0 is a repaint of the TVC 06 C-3PO.

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Looks like 3.75" figures are back in the game when it comes to SDCC exclusives (I honestly had been hoping it would perpetually stay at 6" figures since I don't collect those)...

Hasbro has announced via io9 that the Dr. Aphra 3-pack will be this year's SDCC exclusive:
https://io9.gizmodo.com/hasbro-is-bringing-some-of-the-star-wars-comics-best-ne-1826566650



Since you can pretty much build 0-0-0 at the Disney Droid Factory, and the Dr. Aphra figure will be in the Vintage line individually, the real draw for this set is BT-1 (for me at least).

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Star Wars Anthology / Re: Solo (SPOILERS)
« on: May 24, 2018, 11:29 PM »
I am glad I was able to stay away from spoilers for this movie, because when that scene played out and it was obvious the combination of performances at work to bring the character to life, it was the icing on the cake for me with this movie. Solo was a fun Star Wars movie, could end up being my favorite Disney-era movie so far (and I have enjoyed them all, so this is not meant to be taken as a knock on TLJ).

For me the best revelation was an explanation/nod to the scene from ESB when C-3PO is trying to communicate with the Falcon and getting frustrated. It also gives meaning to the sentiment that the Millennium Falcon IS a character.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Disney Marvel Cinematic Universe
« on: May 22, 2018, 07:10 PM »
In the comics it was similar but not exactly the same.  Thanos defeats all the heroes and obtains the 6 gems.  He kills a good many of them in the process.  But instead of being struck by Thor's axe and snapping his fingers immediately to wipe out half the universe, he kinda savors his new power for a while.  In the comics, the reason he wanted the stones was to win the love of Death (who's a female skeleton in the comics), not to bring balance to the universe.  After he gets them all, she's still not impressed and still won't love him.  So he finally follows through and snaps his fingers.

Apologies if I've said this before, but I would have liked it if they did something similar but the twist was that Thanos was in love with Hela, Goddess of Death instead. I know I'd go through all that trouble for Cate Blanchett  ;)

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Solo / Re: Retail Prices/Sales/Discounts
« on: May 22, 2018, 03:58 PM »
15% off and free shipping on most Star Wars toys at Hasbro Toy Shop, now through May 27th using the promo code HANSOLO

They do have a couple of good Solo items in stock like Han's Speeder, Enfys Nest's Speeder Bike, the Kessel Run Millennium Falcon, Lando/Kessel Guard 2-pack, Qi'Ra figure, Chewie figure and the ability to pre-order Moloch right now.

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Hmmm, since I bought two barges, I have two copies of this book - I wonder if I could get good money for the one that I haven't opened yet...

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Solo / Re: Solo 3.75" Basic Figures
« on: May 19, 2018, 05:33 PM »
I found Wave 2 as well - was incredibly disappointed to find that the Moloch figure had two right hands. I ended up returning it to the store. I had opened him up and completely cut the bubble from the cardback so fingers-crossed that there's no way they're gonna just tape it back on and put it back on the shelves.

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Is there anyone with access to Disney World this week that could help me out?  I've got a friend from work going and he is willing to mule me back a set of the Solo Droids and I'd like to be able to tell him where to look but the Shop Disney App is showing out of stock. I'm hoping it wrong.

Unfortunately, I've found that the Shop Disney Parks app is pretty spot-on and if they're indicating that there's nowhere on the map they can point you in the direction of the set, then it is indeed out of stock.

The good news is that as of today they haven't removed it from the app so that probably means they have more on their way.

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The Vintage Collection / Re: 2018 Vintage Collection Wave 1
« on: May 6, 2018, 02:38 AM »
I know it's doubtful, but has anyone seen reports of someone picking up the "Force Link 2.0" version of the Rathtar and opening it? I'm curious (1) if Hasbro did anything to fix the tentacles not really "snapping" into place; and (2) if it makes any different sounds from the original Force Link version.

Same thing with the A-Wing I guess.


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Yeah Pete itís somethibg Like that or a combo.  They go frequently with a timeshare there and stuff.  Seems like a nice deal too if youíre there that often.  Kinda winds up paying for itself.

Yeah - Disney Vacation Club is a timeshare - DVC members own a "stake" in one (or more) of the resorts and have points they can use each year to go stay at the resort. Also, even though most DVC members don't live in Florida, because they have a stake in property in Florida, they are allowed to get the annual pass at a discount which comes close to the Florida residents rate. On top of that, parking is always free and there are discounts at restaurants and in shops all around Walt Disney World - including the the ones at Disney Springs.

If you think you're going to go a lot or like going a lot, it's actually a pretty cool thing to be part of.

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If youíre pulling the discount some people get itís not bad.  I think my friends get 20% off cuz they have some account for going often. No clue what employees get but Iíd say itís that much at least if not more.

They are probably Disney Vacation Club members, I get a discount like that when I show my membership card when purchasing stuff.

They could also be annual pass holders and/or have the Chase Disney VISA card, those are other ways to get park merchandise at a discount.


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LEGO / Re: Recent Acquisitions
« on: May 4, 2018, 12:31 AM »
The new UCS Y-Wing is up for sale. During this weekend, if you spend $75 or more you get a free BB-8 droid build, plus you ger double VIP points and if you are a black card holder from getting the UCS Falcon last year, you should also be emailed a promo code to get a Lego Y-Wing blueprint poster on any order over $35.

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