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Are you attending?

No, couldn't make it work this time around, which is a bummer since its so close.

Does Hasbro generally have a Q&A panel at these things? I know they do for Toyfair, but not sure about Celebration.

Celebration Chicago Panel Line-Up

Friday April 12 -

Star Wars Hasbro

Join members of the Hasbro team from a galaxy far, far away as they discuss the popular Hasbro Star Wars product line. Attendees will get an in-depth look at Hasbro’s latest action figure offerings & more. No, this is not a trap!

The Vintage Collection / Re: 2019 Vintage Collection Repack Wave
« on: April 1, 2019, 11:09 AM »
So is this technically Vintage Collection 2019 wave 2?

I'm basing JD's numbering off this slide from Hasbro at SDCC last year.

I see some etailers are listing it as "Wave 5" but since it's not a wide release wave coming to regular retail (its one of those 'fan channel' exclusives) we're just going to keep it separate from the main line unless we hear otherwise from Hasbro.

Lando is in-stock at this morning.  Also has free shipping right now too.

Thanks to for the heads up.

Site sponsor Entertainment Earth is now taking pre-orders for this wave (which apparently no longer includes Boba Fett - we'll see him in a future wave)

Case of 8 - 2x Hoth Leia; 2x Echo Base Han; 2x DS Duel Luke; 2x Vader - $109.99 w/ free shipping

Set of 4 - Hoth Leia, Echo Base Han, DS2 Duel Luke, Vader - $54.99

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Did Hasbro alert you that the Sail was on the way or did it just show up?

It just showed up at the house with no email notice or anything - box return label was from Cartamundi in East Longmeadow, MA (which is Hasbro's old card/game facility that Cartamundi bought from them in 2015).

Got an update from Hasbro today on my message to them about my bad Jabba and Yak Face. They are working on procuring  replacement parts and packaging. If/when they do so, they will send me replacements. But there is no timetable and ymmv

I got a similar message today on my request for a replacement sail (my barge came with a janky sail).  They'll send out a replacement sail once they have the replacement parts available.

Update - I received the new sail from Hasbro. 

They sent me a new orange sail, but not the plastic ribs that go with it.  Instructions were to take the ribs off the old sail and use them with the new one... but that's when I learned that all those plastic ribs were cut to fit at the factory for each sail to be sure they fit snug.  I thought they'd be a standard size, but I guess they are custom cut to fit any imperfections in the way the sails were sewn.

As a result of each sail being ever so slightly different, only maybe half of the ribs fit on the new sail.  The other half were all too long (by 1-2mm).  The 'long' ribs bowed up and didn't lay flat when I tried to get the sail on the frame so I had to trim them.  Long story short, after a bit of trial and error, it all worked out and my barge finally has two sails.

Scrapping any Jabba's palace dio then?

My Jabba's Palace dio is where my old sculpts are - POTF2 Bib, ReeYees, Yakface, Ishi-Tib, Klaatu, Nikto, etc.   If I upgraded ReeYees there, I'd probably end up having to upgrade all those POTF2 guys on that shelf thanks to collector-OCD.  :P

Wow, Hasbro burned through their international allotment of Barges (looks like 400 sold) in less than ten minutes.

He won't fit on your Sail Barge?

I already have the original 2013 Black Series 3.75" version on my Sail Barge.  I'll probably just sell the ones from the Jabba sets I buy.

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: March 28, 2019, 10:44 AM »
Sorry to do another reply, but I figured I'd make a "spoiler" thread for those who might want to discuss this leak more... I almost said too much on this one and had to catch myself.

Traditionally this thread has always been spoilery so I updated the title.  Anyone trying to stay spoiler-free probably shouldn't be in here in the first place... :P

So, I watched the video review of this set that was posted over at Yakface and for whatever reason it didn't dawn on me until now that the Han/Carbonite is different from the previous release.

I was planning to keep the Han figure carded for my carded Han collection, but seeing that the figure apparently has the photo-real deco and the carbonite block has a magnet needed to work with the set, I guess I'll need to buy two Palace sets to get two Han figures- one to open and one to keep carded.  ::)

Not sure what I'll do with all the extra ReeYees...

Also, for the carded folks, the video confirms Carbonite Han = VC136 and Ree-Yees = VC137.  I have updated the JediDefender TVC Figure Release List with the numbers.

Solo - Resistance - GoA / Re: Solo 3.75" Figure 2-Packs
« on: March 26, 2019, 12:44 AM »
Took a while to announce it, but the Force Link 2.0 C-3PO and R2-D2 2-Pack is now up for pre-order at EE for those who are completeists about this type of thing.

While checking some things at EE today, I noticed that the status of the former TRU exclusive C3PO/R2D2 2-pack has been changed to Cancelled

I'll be a bit disappointed if the status change is true - I didn't really need another 5POA C3PO or R2D2 figure but it's a sad omen for EE's ability to rescue things from the scrap heap in the future.  Also makes me wonder if the variant A-Wing is going to end up cancelled too?

I honestly can't recall if we even have any OUS forum members active here anymore, but in case we do, here's your reminder that if you live in Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, or the UK, your window to buy the Sail Barge opens this Thursday:

HasLab Vintage Collection Jabba's Sail Barge via

Hasbro says ordering will go live Thursday, 3/28, at 3PM EST (7PM GMT).  Also, please note that orders of more than 1 Barge or any orders with a US or Canadian shipping address will not be processed.

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