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You stay up late, dude!  ;D

It's my understanding that there actually are squads of Executioners, maybe not hundreds, but definitely more than one. So that one is probably ok to army build.

It seems the Praetorian Guards though, unlike the ERG's, are actually individualized, both in armor and weapons, so that one might be more of a stretch to buy multiples. But don't let that stop you! You can always customize...

Yeah, they just seem to be throwing them out there regardless of what older stuff is on the pegs. I've also seen a few extras on the tops of the shelves too.

I was able to pick up a full set of 4 of these today, no issues ringing up so they must have fixed the computer glitch or whatever.

Len Wein, co-creator of Swamp Thing and Wolverine.

Oh man , I was a big fan of his work, especially on the original Swamp Thing. I went back and bought the whole run a few years ago, great stuff...

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series Rey with Speeder
« on: September 10, 2017, 07:42 PM »
I found a few of these and the Landspeeder sets on the clearance aisle at Walmart for $45.  :)

I ended up buying another Rey set because the one I got on FF had an ugly paint splotch on her goggles. Agree with tman, this is a great set! They really added a lot of nice detail and it doesn't feel like they cut any corners on the size.

My only gripe is that I can't get both feet on the pedals at the same time, but it's not a big deal as she can still sit ok.

I think these kinds of sets are my favorite things in this line. So cool!

Other Toy Lines / Re: How Much of Your Collection(s) Do You Display?
« on: September 10, 2017, 07:35 PM »
I've actually made progress in this area over the past two years. I have more stuff on display now than ever before...the entire SW 6" line, all my Walking Dead figs, tons of ReAction stuff, lotta loose Clone Wars toys too.

I would estimate probably 80% of my collection is on display. Most of what I have packed away is either Clone Wars stuff or vintage Kenner.

The Last Jedi / Re: Target TLJ 3.75" Era of the Force 8-Pack
« on: September 9, 2017, 09:30 PM »
So sick of that Obi-Wan!

The Vintage Collection / Re: TVC Rogue One Imperial Assault Tank
« on: September 8, 2017, 08:08 AM »
I still want that AT-AT docking station!

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: 6" Black Series The Last Jedi Wave 1
« on: September 5, 2017, 11:19 PM »
So I found out today the Vader in this wave has been tweaked a bit for re-release. Yes, it's just different enough to make you mad:P

The bottom of the helmet is now painted gun metal grey instead of just plain black. That seems to be the main difference.

Yes, I bought one just for this reason and because I'm nuts.  :D

I found 3 full cases of this wave today and they wouldn't ring up nor would they do an override for me at customer service even after I brought them the shelf tag and an older figure to scan.  :(

I got this in the mail today, barely 24 hours after ordering. Can't beat that!

As I suspected, this thing is awesome. It looks even better in person. The level of detail on the accessories is impressive. Just makes a really nice backdrop for a display shelf too.

I can't see any subtle differences offhand between this Thrawn and the regular release, but I'm not the best at discerning that stuff anyway.

So happy to own this, maybe my favorite thing in the line so far!

The Last Jedi / Re: Force Friday II - September 1, 2017
« on: September 2, 2017, 04:41 PM »
Sounds like a pretty nice haul, Jesse, and for cheap too. That's awesome.

Pete, you never disappoint! Great work there too.

I actually did an interview on my friend's local radio show today about toy collecting in general, but we also talked a lot about FF and some of the antics we witnessed. Simultaneously seems to bring out the best and worst in people.

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: SDCC 2017
« on: September 1, 2017, 05:26 PM »
Man, I have so many unpleasant memories associated with SDCC stuff going up on HTS, it feels like such a relief to finally have a positive one.  :)

I had just left TRU this morning right after they opened and was about to drive off when I had an impulse to check my phone. I think I was trying to see if there was any stuff found at GameStop, since I was closeby. I caught the JTA alert within 3-4 minutes of it going up. Pure dumb luck.

What proceeded was a very hectic 5 minutes trying to check out of HTS using PayPal on my iPhone. Somehow I got the order to go through and the confirmation email was waiting for me when I got home. I managed to score all 3 felt like I was in a dream or something, lol.

So glad I did not overpay for these on eBay. On the downside, I think my wallet is down for the count.

The Last Jedi / Re: Force Friday II - September 1, 2017
« on: September 1, 2017, 05:16 PM »
I want to hear reports from the following people:


I know you guys did some damage out there today!  ;D

The Last Jedi / Re: Force Friday II - September 1, 2017
« on: September 1, 2017, 12:21 PM »
Has been a pretty nice start to the day for me, although the five hours of sleep isn't feeling great.

I got to the Target by my house about 8:05-8:10am and there were already 5-6 people milling around the toy aisle when I got there. Luckily someone tipped me off to the bigger stash in the "seasonal" section so I was able to pick up another set of the new BS 6" figures as well as a First Order Executioner which I bought with the $25 gift card they gave me. :)

At the next Target I hit I snagged both the Rey Speeder and Landspeeder, got another $25 gift card which I used to buy a second Executioner. (Two is all I need)

I swung by TRU, Kohl's and a few GameStops while I was out but there was nothing going on any of those places.

Happy I got everything I wanted, some free Target exclusives, and with minimal hassles. Good day!

The Last Jedi / Re: Force Friday II - September 1, 2017
« on: September 1, 2017, 02:08 AM »
Yeah our TRU was cleaned out almost immediately. Apparently they didn't even get any of the little figures. A buddy of mine let me know to save me some trouble.

I got too frustrated trying to order anything online after about 15 minutes of reloading, waiting, etc.

I ended up hitting 3 different Walmarts with a friend. The first had just been cleared out by two jackholes who were staking out the stockroom. All I got was a 6" Rey and Luke.

The next Walmart was also cleaned out. (Vader is the least favorite apparently) but at the third one I got lucky and found two full cases still left so I picked up the rest of 6" wave 1 figures and called it a night.  :)

Waking up early to hit a few Targets for some Executioners and to score the 2 speeders with that coupon. I guess I can't complain, overall it was a fun time tonight.

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