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The Last Jedi / Re: Force Friday II - September 1, 2017
« on: August 31, 2017, 11:05 PM »
One hour to go boys!

I'm switching up my original plan and going back to what I did last year for a Rogue One: waiting till midnight and picking up as much as I can online, and then rolling out to enjoy the atmosphere and try to fill any gaps or maybe try to pick up some of the exclusive stuff.

If these wave 2 six inch reports are true, my expenditures may have just jumped by 30%.  :P

Can't wait to hear how everyone makes out! Good luck to all!

Emperor Ming's Magic Ring FTW!  :D

I freaking LOVE this!

The Last Jedi / Re: Force Friday II - September 1, 2017
« on: August 31, 2017, 10:10 AM »
Thanks Jayson! You are a freaking rock star this week!

I was expecting something more along the lines of the Han/Greedo set, but this is a million times better. Absolute must buy for me, and I will d finitely drive out to find this tonight. (Fingers crossed)

Do we know what the price for this is? Just curious.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: August 31, 2017, 08:14 AM »
It's plausible that the ancient spells carved into the foundation of the Wall were negated when the NK marked Bran in his vision. Similar to how he was able to get into the Tree and kill the 3 eyed Raven.

I think NK's backup plan probably had to do with freezing the sea next to the Wall and just walking around it. That was what a lot of people were speculating was going to happen early on because of how the topography in the opening credits has changed over time.

Another good theory I have read is that the NK is part of a time loop with Bran and they both are either the same person or some kind of opposite/mirror images and he already knew what was going to happen with the dragons and all way ahead of time. At least that would explain having those giant iron chains hanging around so conveniently.

I definitely agree the show has changed markedly over the years. The pace was much better when they had the books as a blueprint. Once they got past that point it seemed like they were just in a mad rush to move things along. They could have stretched these last 13 episodes into 3-4 seasons easily. I don't understand the rush, I would think given the awesome ratings that would want to stretch it out as long as they could.

The Last Jedi / Re: Force Friday II - September 1, 2017
« on: August 31, 2017, 07:58 AM »
As promised by Jayson over at, we have our FREE Force Friday II checklist!

Thanks to Jayson for putting this together...  Some really ****** people were copy/pasting stuff from it when it was being compiled publicly, so it had to go to a hidden reveal till now.  Sucks, but that's the way some blogs are/were behaving.  *shrugs*

Anyway, it's almost time, and Jayson released the full list, so have a copy handy and enjoy, and thanks again to Jayson for putting it together.

Well done guys! Thank you for this information! Cool to see the updated info on the Titanium Helmets, value 6" figs and other obscurities.

I still find it unbelievable that this TRU 2-pack is still a mystery though...they must have shipped by now if they're going on shelves tonight.

Rogue One / Re: Retail Prices/Sales/Discounts
« on: August 30, 2017, 07:33 PM »
Pao and Death Trooper makes a decent army building pack, because a minor character like Pao can be army built (or slightly customized) but what you're gonna do with extra Bazes? Find some heads? Make some gunners in coveralls?

For those R1 sets, I have some other Rogue One leftovers I would like to package them with as a lot, and they'll provide better value overall, both for me and the buyer.

The Rebels stuff I'd like to keep for some custom projects.

The Last Jedi / Re: Force Friday II - September 1, 2017
« on: August 30, 2017, 02:49 PM »
Less than 48 hours out now...a few things have me wondering.

1) TRU : Has not done a good job moving out old product. I guess they are going to just mix and match old and new stuff on the pegs. I hate to even try going by there on FF, but their rumored 6" 2-pack is a strong lure. Is that going to be a last minute reveal?

2) Walmart : Made a decent effort to move old stuff out but then seemed to give up a few weeks ago. Now they just have piles of the same old pegwarmers in both scales. Like TRU I guess they are just going to throw up the new stuff alongside the old, although I have heard rumors of some kind of standalone display too, but that seems like a random deal.

I mostly want to know WTF are they planning to do with all those Legacy Vader sets that are stuck at $30. Cut them down to 15 or 20 already. They are not moving and it just looks stubborn not too keep dropping the price.

3) Target : They did the best job of anyone at blowing at the old items. The ones around here are pretty much void of any 6" or 3.75" figures. They seem to have just been purged from the system this week too. No stores are showing counts yet on any of the new DPCI's but I assume that info will magically appear on or around 9/1.

I really want to know what they did with the 2-packs and if they are going to share pegs with the new ones using 2 different DPCI's or what. That sounds like a mess.

I also want to know what they are waiting for to clearance out the exclusive AT-ACT Driver and Rogue One 3-packs. How long do they intend to hang onto those? They are taking up valuable real estate and haven't been on sale once around here.

My plan at this point is to hit up a few Walmarts at midnight (luckily no army builders in Wave One so if I get lucky and find a full case I'm set) and then maybe swing by TRU. The next morning I plan to wake up early and hit a few Targets to try and take advantage of the sale, plus pick up some of the Executioners.

I'm not even going to bother with GameStop because there is no way they are getting those exclusives in by Friday. We would have seen leaks already.

Thanks Jayson, I am hoping Amazon and get them too. or even HTS.

@#$%^&*(!!@#$%^&*!  >:(

Forgive the pissy rant, but what a waste of time, money, and tooling. I SO WANTED my 4-pack of Praetorian Guards! Because there are 5 of those guys and 1 coming single carded so this would have been the perfect way to give us the last 4 who we will probably never get now.

"Where's our Shadow Guard from TFU, Hasbro?!?" said no one ever.


Rogue One / Re: Retail Prices/Sales/Discounts
« on: August 30, 2017, 02:09 PM »
My local 5 Below restocked with the Unkar Plutt wave and more 2-packs.  :)

I picked up two Rexes and a few Baze, Moroff, and 7th Sister sets.

Probably should not be spending money so close to FF but those were too tempting to pass up.

After giving it some careful consideration, and recalling how it went down last time, I have concluded there is 0.00% chance of me finding this wave at a store Thursday night.

Meijers was the only chain that got Wave 2 for the last FF launch, and we don't have that store here, so it's looking like Amazon for me.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: August 28, 2017, 08:34 AM »
I nailed it!  :D

The best part to me was Qyburn's stiffy upon seeing the Wight. That is right up dude's alley.

Hound & Frankenmountain was awesome too, even if it was a fan tease for the Cleganening. (Which is so going to happen now)

Stark Long Con seemed a little far fetched, but I'll take it. I always thought of LF as a real wild card, so having him out of the way simplifies things considerably.

In fact, it seems like Cersei is pretty much the only one left screwing it all up now. Well, and Euron to a smaller degree. Even Jamie seems on board now. (but did we really need two almost identical "give the order" scenes with her brothers?)

I don't think you bring Beric back from the dead six times to have him die offscreen. And after all the times he's almost died, they wouldn't do Tormund like that either. Figure those 2 will show back up somehow. Maybe they got to a boat.

Of all the cool and interesting characters that have died, it baffles me why Theon is still around and gets screen time. NOONE CARES!!

 I thought they said John's name was Aegar? I gotta go read the recap...

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: A Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: August 27, 2017, 07:43 PM »
Let's do this!


Death of a major character

Pivotal flashback sequence

Sam makes an appearance

Lots of Jon/Dany goo goo eyes

I'm ready!  ;D

The Last Jedi / Re: Force Friday II - September 1, 2017
« on: August 25, 2017, 04:12 PM »
Wondering what Target is planning to do with their 2-packs for the upcoming reset. Around here, every single store pulled their entire stock off the shelves with the last reset, so I guess they are just gonna put them back out alongside the new 2-packs?

I know these never went on clearance, and I haven't heard of a new DPCI for 2-packs, so I'm thinking they will magically reappear in a week.

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