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Other Toy Lines / Re: Zica Toys 3.75" Sectaurs Figure Line
« on: May 17, 2017, 11:54 PM »
Thanks Jeff!  Any idea how much these tend to run?  If I'm going to start saving up I guess I should have an amount in mind.  These figures look great so far.

Other Toy Lines / Re: Zica Toys 3.75" Sectaurs Figure Line
« on: May 17, 2017, 01:30 PM »
Wow, I loved these as a kid.  As a Kickstarter novice, how do I get involved with this?  I couldn't figure out anything from their FB page.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Rumors
« on: May 16, 2017, 11:06 PM »
Surprised at that as well.  It would have to be a 2 pack though - a flimsy single is not worth $20 from me.

Those look awesome.  Congrats on adding all these awesome protocols to your collection!

Umm, holy crap. I was just able to order a Revan from HTS

You have to add it to your cart from the search results page since there's no "Add To Cart" on the individual product page

Nice score!  I get an "insufficient inventory" note when I try to add this or others from the wave.   :-[

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Rumors
« on: May 16, 2017, 01:49 AM »
If you don't count Yoda, Chewie, R2 and those characters that were in the PT and the OT, and don't count the five different flavors of generic rainbow clone troopers, there are five actual figures from these movies.  Obi-Wan, Anakin, Darth Maul, Jango Fett, and Commander Cody.

Well, you should probably include at least one Clone Trooper in your count.  There's the Order 66 4 pack of phase 2's, WM Red Shocktrooper, The Imperial 4 pack with clean white phase 2 and a yellow phase 1, the red Clone Captain, the green Sergeant, and a plain white phase 1.  That's 10 clones assuming I'm not missing any, which would put the prequel figures up at 15.  Still a small percentage overall and I agree that we could use some Padme in the lineup, but not sure there are a lot of others I really want.  Maybe a few Jedi aliens like Kit or Plo.  I'm planning to use the Disney Elite for my Grievous stand in and I never cared much for Qui-Gon or Jar Jar.  I did make a clone armor Kenobi kit-bash, but that's more Clone Wars than prequels really. 

Got my shipping notice today too.  Wow, that came fast!

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Wave 4
« on: May 12, 2017, 03:37 PM »
My order appears as backordered so guessing I'm not getting it

Mine are estimated for June - not sure if that's really backordered or if they just were able to fulfill some orders with an early shipment.  Sounds like EE is pretty good about only offering up product they will eventually get, so I think we'll get our stuff, just have to wait a few weeks...

That's solid.  The second half with Vader is the best part.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Ads, Sponsors, & JediDefender
« on: May 11, 2017, 04:15 PM »
I'm glad you posted that.  I did not even realize you had an Amazon link.   :-X

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Ads, Sponsors, & JediDefender
« on: May 11, 2017, 12:26 PM »
If it's an "in addition to" instead of a "replacement for" then I think it totally makes sense.  No harm in creating another way to make sure you guys get what you need to keep things running. 

It probably all shakes out the same, but I know that I'm in a happier place when I use collector math to "hide" my costs.  If I make 10 trips to Walmart looking for $6 BS figures and buy ten of them across those trips, I'm really only thinking I spent $60.  But the truth is that I'm probably out $5 in tax and $10 or more in gas.  While $75 still feels like a good deal for 10 figures, it certainly isn't as appealing as the $60 I keep in the back of my mind. I guess I tend to ignore the true price of everything involved or at least minimize it in my head because calling attention to it would just make me feel bad about my spending. 

I view the JD sponsorship in much the same way.  If I make a few purchases here and there through the sponsor, I'm maybe paying a few bucks more, but it's a totally hidden cost.  I don't need to know the amount - I just know the site is getting something for it, so I'm doing something to help out.  I usually don't even check other sites unless the price looks way out of whack.  Not breaking out the details of the cost and knowing the sponsor is paying a bigger chunk than whatever difference I am makes this really appealing to me.  On the flip side, if this went away I know I would waste time wanting to price shop a lot more.  And having to think about how much I want to donate and how often is a slippery slope when money's tight. 

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Ads, Sponsors, & JediDefender
« on: May 10, 2017, 09:23 PM »
Does this topic need it's own thread?  :-\  *Edit* Apparently it does!   ;D

Personally, I would rather buy from a sponsor now and again to help fund JD versus some kind of subscription or crowd fund fee paid to be a member of the site.  If JD gets $10-15 from me buying toys, I'm probably contributing $30+ dollars per year, but it's hidden in a purchase I was going to make anyway.  Just paying a flat fee (of any amount) feels like something extra, especially given other similar sites are free.  D

I guess what I'm saying is that contributing a little extra here and there through purchases makes the donating less obvious and easier to swallow than looking at a specific amount of dollars you pay for a subscription.  Or am I not correctly interpreting how this crowd fund idea would work?

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Rumors
« on: May 9, 2017, 06:03 PM »
A guarantee from Gamestop is like investing with a guy you met in the alley.  Good luck.  When people who pre-ordered R5 didn't get one and were offered in-store credit instead, that pretty much killed what little credibility they previously had.  Hope they really are making changes, but I'll believe it when I see it. 

Sorry I didn't see this beforehand, but I can verify that there were no SW comics included.  I went to two different shops and actually found some different free comics at one place versus the other, but neither had any Star Wars.

I would love love love to have one of every part - I just don't see any realistic way to do it.  I've been to Disney twice in two years and bought up a nice chunk of pieces, but they never have all of them, nor do I want to spend hundreds and hundreds buying duplicate parts like bodies to get all the heads I want.  The assembled droids look cool, but I like having the parts stashing in my droid factory or sand crawler.  They're perfect for stuff like that.  It will never happen, but I'd be all over a set that had 1x of every part.

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