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Pete - if you open these and get a chance can you take a picture of some of the bases?  I'm interested in they can connect in any way, and if there are any differences between the different figure bases, and if the backdrops are removeable/interchangeable.

I may have to grab some of these for the bases if they get deeply discounted.

My hope is that they create a special three pack of Aphra and her droids, or a four pack with Vader or some other figure.  This doesn't need to be a single carded figure, and I hope they take this opportunity to do something more interesting.

Ultimately I'll get this figure even though it wouldn't be in my top 100 wanted figures.  I just wish Hasbro would have handled the round one idea submissions in a much, much better way.

It seems like we've had a lot of reveals on 6" figures recently.  I wonder how long until these get to retail.  I still can't find Baze and Chirrut...

LEGO / Re: LEGO Sales and Deals
« on: May 3, 2017, 01:50 PM »
Finally ordered the Lego U-Wing.  Amazon has it for 33% off @ $54, although this might only be for Prime members.

Any comic collectors still out there?

I was searching around and it doesn't appear that there will be any Star Wars comics provided as part of free comic book day this weekend.  Can anyone verify or refute that?

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Wave 4
« on: May 2, 2017, 03:33 PM »
Has anyone managed to get anything decent from HTS recently?  I've been stalking the site for months trying to get 6" figures, but with no luck.  I'm guessing they aren't a good option for 3.75" figures either.  For the past few years they had been a pretty reliable source for new stuff, although the window was usually pretty narrow...

Star Wars Anthology / Re: Star Wars Spin-Off #? - Boba Fett?
« on: May 2, 2017, 12:38 PM »
My inside sources say its going to be bounty hunter version of "Weekend at Bernies", but with bounty hunters and Ziro the Hutt.

It's always bugged me in super-hero lines where you get 80% of a team but there are always glaring holes and missing characters.  That's why I've always been a fan of things like the comic packs or the box sets for the EU Stuff.  I'm not a 6" collector, but it would bug the **** out of me to have 6" Kanan, Sabine, and Hera... and no Chopper, Zeb, and Ezra.

I'm okay with some random one off stuff, but how we're 3+ years in to Rebels and only have a partial Rebels team is really odd.  I hope these get made in the next year or our chances of seeing these is probably slim to none.  That would really bug me to not have a complete team, but have a Thrawn.


So...  looks like Ben and Tonnikas got dropped and Emperor got swapped in for Pong Krell for some reason...  wonder if he was just going to cost too much with his size and extra arms and such?

Agree 100% that to claim "no restrictions" and then to turn around and flop on Tonnikas is pretty lame.  Probably the final, definitive "these are never gonna get made" that no one was hoping for (but deep down we were all kinda expecting :().

Its hard for me to describe how stupid this all is.  Why even bother with a "Round 1" when you're going to ignore half of the top vote getters and insert some others that collectors didn't ask for?  What is the point?

Hasbro should just put a list of figures out there from their "parking lot" that they want to make and have us vote on them.

Who wants another Emperor figure?  Is that in anyone's top 30 figures they most want?

I'm tempted to not even vote this is annoying me so much.

The Vintage Collection / Re: 2017 Hasbro Star Wars Fan Figure Vote
« on: April 27, 2017, 12:29 PM »
I'm curious to see when the poll will go live.  I continue to believe that at least two of the characters may get vetoed.  But I think the real source of the delay might be tied to Lucasfilm & Hasbro putting some sort of verification system in place in an effort to counter the ballot stuffing.

None of this should have been a surprise though.  They should have already been prepared for "unacceptable" candidates, either because of EU status or otherwise.

I also think there was likely ballot stuffing going on last time and if you're going to conduct a web poll you should either accept that ballot stuffing is going to happen or have a system in place to try and defeat it.

With proper planning neither of these should be cause for delay in rolling out the poll.

I'm tempted to dump the Vader I have too and just keep the stand if there are others interested.  I know the new Vader is supposed to be new (and better?), but I'm trying really hard to skip all minor variations as these things take up a lot more room than a 3.75" figure.

I dunno...themed waves can clog say, an all Episode 1 wave. But that's the worst case scenario.

I completely agree.  I think there needs to a mix between different movies with a mix of army builders, carry forwards, all new "mass appeal" figures, and more collector niche figures.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Wave 4
« on: April 21, 2017, 10:49 AM »
I think if EE and BBTS could reliably get their hands on cases they would have them listed.  These cases will sell just as well, or better than other cases they've had before. 

I'm guessing Hasbro hasn't committed to a delivery date, or there are some other distribution issues that are causing those e-tailers to wait on listing the cases.

The Vintage Collection / Re: 2017 Hasbro Star Wars Fan Figure Vote
« on: April 21, 2017, 10:47 AM »
I think the answer is actually very clear.  And the problem with the Tonnika's remains the salacious nature of the characters backstory, and their associated nickname amongst the production as "star whores".  There was a piece published on the Official Site about the cantina characters that hinted at that nickname, too.  I've seen people argue how the character stories got retconned into something else, where they were spies or some sort of thieves. Outside of Star Wars fandom nobody is going to care about that.

If this is true, then I think its complete crap. 

Cassian is an assassin.  Vader chokes innocent people to death.  Tarkin and The Death Star destroys whole cities and planets.  Leia can be Jabba's slave in a metal bikini and Jabba can have Yarna and other go-go dancers made in to figures.  Yet we can't have a figure of two women smoking cigarettes in a bar that have some obscure, off-camera nickname that 99.9% of the people will never know.

Looks like Best Buy stores are offering at least the Darth Vader display pack.  Their web site says most of my local stores have this available. 

Target seems to be a little spotty in their rollout of this, so if you can't find this you might want to check Best Buy.

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