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The Sequel Trilogy / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens (SPOILERS)
« on: December 19, 2015, 09:00 PM »
Little late to the party here, but we saw it yesterday once our daughter was out of school, and loved it.  Now I of course wasn't a fan of losing my all-time favorite character in all of fiction, but at the same time, I sort of thought that it would be coming and I'm sure that is as Harrison Ford wanted it as well.  The movie itself was a lot of fun.  As others have said, very A New Hope-esque, but in a very good way.  It didn't feel repetitive to me.  I thought the new cast was all pretty great, and the ending definitely left me anxious for Episode 8.  My daughter and I are heading to see it again tomorrow.

The best part of this whole Force Awakens experience has been sharing it with our daughter.  She has been, and even more so now, completely obsessed with Rey.  She was so excited watching this movie, and I love that she has a strong role model in Daisy Ridley's Rey.  She is in total Star Wars mode now, and it is a lot of fun.

We were discussing this last night, so are we to assume that Ren, Hux, and Phasma all escaped?  I'm pretty sure that Phasma was already confirmed as returning, and I assumed the other two escaped as well going with the dialog.  My daughter was asking about Maz as well, and I would assume she survived since they didn't show here getting offed in that raid on screen (or mentioned).  So many thoughts to try to put down, but overall, I really enjoyed it a lot.  Can't wait to see it again (and again and again).  We picked up the Visual Dictionary as well, so it is fun to go through that today and also pick out "I want a toy of that, and that..."  I'm glad now I held off on thing like that Speeder Bike and Sand Speeder to see if they were actually in the movie.  There are several characters (like Maz, Luke, Leia, etc.) that I hope we see in both the Black Series and basic scales.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" Wave 2
« on: November 30, 2015, 02:35 PM »
Had to stop by Wal-Mart for so etching else so I figured I'd take a stroll through the action figures and was lucky enough to find a lone Kylo Ren. Wish I would have been there soon enough to find the others but was happy to at least get one. Like Jesse mentioned, I'd be fine with becoming an exclusive line, able to be preordered too.

Received Poe, Guavain Enforcer, and Zuvio via Amazon on Saturday then found a Phasma at Target today. Also picked up the Poe/Stormie 2 pack last week, so I'm somewhat caught up now I think.

The Force Awakens / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: November 9, 2015, 05:05 PM »
Picked up PZ, Guavian Enforcer, Goss, and Hux via HTS, so I think I'm sort of caught up now. I can't remember, do we know of any other announced figures at this point?

Other Collectibles / Re: Star Wars Posters
« on: October 20, 2015, 05:20 PM »
I was thinking the exact same thing. I'd really like to get this poster, but I haven't seen it for sale anywhere yet either. I also don't want to pay $50 to $100 for it :).

The Sequel Trilogy / Re: The Force Awakens Trailers
« on: October 20, 2015, 05:16 PM »
I've watched it so many times since last night, so excited for this. Now, I was pumped for each of the prequels as well, but this just feels different. So many things that keys on that nostalgia, just can't wait. It makes it even more exciting because my daughter is equally excited, and has watched this even more than me. She can't wait to learn more of Rey's story. I wasn't able to get 7:00 tickets for the Thursday before (couldn't get through), but we are headed first thing after school that Friday!

The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Class I "Deluxe" Vehicle Sets
« on: October 9, 2015, 05:39 PM »
I have to agree, not necessarily a lot to this, but it is one of my favorite vehicles in recent memory. All of the vehicles seem priced a little high for what they are, but still really like this one.

TV-9D9 / Re: Star Wars Rebels - Season 2 (Spoilers)
« on: October 9, 2015, 05:37 PM »
I've been enjoying Rebels with my daughter already, but this new trailer....holy cow. Looks great, and I sort of want a toy of that red b-wing :).

The Black Series 6" Figures / Re: New York Comic-Con 2015
« on: October 9, 2015, 05:30 PM »
Again, not too much shown, but I do like what we did see. The Force Awakens Han looks great, can't wait for that figure to start showing up, hopefully not too far away. Nice to finally see one of the big 3 in figure form, outside of LEGO.  It may help clear out some of the Chewies too :).

I'm a little surprised that they apparently didn't have much of a 3 3/4 figure display, let alone new reveals.  It seemed like the 5 poa line was their main push, and it didn't seem to get much attention outside of saying they were trying to get products to shelves.

The Force Awakens / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« on: October 2, 2015, 02:39 PM »
It might be worth a stop at TRU if you are still on the lookout for stuff. I stopped by there this morning and they seemed to have restocked pretty much everything. Fresh case of Black Series on the pegs, plenty of the vehicles, but more interestingly they had at least two cases of the 2-packs, and probably 4 new cases of basic figures (I saw at least 4 Phasmas at least). Way more stuff than I even saw on Force Friday. Hopefully this is a sign of things to come.

The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Walmart Black Series 3.75" Wave 3
« on: September 23, 2015, 10:44 PM »
Like others, I really REALLY hope these aren't too tough to get a hold of. I'd like to get all of the Force Awakens figures, and maybe a couple extras if possible. They all look nicely done, although from this picture I almost think that the head sculpt on the 5 POA Finn might be better than this one. Other than that, great though. I'm happy to see them hit the figures that really need the added articulation first, main characters and troops. I believe I heard on a podcast that 12 or 16 figures are expected for this line, they could probably cover TFA pretty well then.

1:6 Scale Figures and Collectibles / Re: Hot Toys 1:6 Kylo Ren
« on: September 23, 2015, 10:37 PM »
The Kylo Ren, like others, looks great. As for the 12" stuff in general, I was priced out too. When Sideshow first started their line up (at around $60 if I remember correctly), I was considering getting the whole OT lineup if the pace didn't get too crazy. Then I thought I'd limit it to just the main players from ANH, then dropped that plan too. I only ended up with ANH Leia (which I gave to my daughter),and the ANH and Bespin versions of Han Solo. I'd actually really like to get that Hoth Han that is out, but really can't afford it. Nice stuff though.

The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Action Figure 2-Packs
« on: September 14, 2015, 08:18 PM »
I saw some of the 2 packs at our local TRU today.  Missing the BB-8 and Ahsoka packs of course, but I did grab the 3PO and R2 pack.  They also had ones with Anakin/Yoda I believe, Zeb and Chopper, and Obi/Cody.

Other Collectibles / Re: Collecting 'To Do' Lists!
« on: September 10, 2015, 10:22 AM »
Update for all the Force Awakens announcements...

Star Wars

3 3/4" Basic Line
Han Solo
Rey (Resistance)
Hassk Thug
Captain Rex (Rebels)
Unkar Plutt
Kylo Ren (Unmasked)
Nien Nunb
Heavy Artillery Stormtrooper
Admiral Ackbar
Tasu Leech
Fifth Brother (Rebels)

6" Black Series
Resistance Trooper

Luke Skywalker (Tatooine)
Ahsoka Tano
Sabine Wren

3 3/4" Black Series - WM Exclusive


Mission Series

Jabba's Sail Barge (75020)
Death Star Final Duel (75093)
Imperial Shuttle Tydirium (75094)
LOTR Attack on Weathertop
75101 First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter
75102 Poe Dameron's X-Wing
75104 Kylo Ren's Command Shuttle
75100 First Order Snowspeeder

Marvel Legends

Captain America Legends - Red Onslaught BAF
Sharon Carter


Marvel Legends Exclusives

DC Collectibles Batman: TAS/TNBA
Poison Ivy
Roxy Rocket
Joker/Harley 2 Pack
Mad Hatter
Mask of the Phantasm 2 Pack
Killer Croc w/Baby Doll
Commissioner Gordon
Etrigan and Klarion
Ras Al Ghul

The Force Awakens / Re: Force Friday: What are You Buying?
« on: September 9, 2015, 02:44 PM »
The lack of product definitely seems to be the overall story of Force Friday. Hopefully stores will see more shipments soon. Our Target is sold out of all figures, and even the Hero Series stuff is sold down to nearly nothing. I found what I wanted for the most part last Friday, but hope we see more stuff hitting in general soon just so everyone can find what they want. I hit TRU today to check on their figure sale, and they did have a handful of basic figures: Zuvio, Resistance Trooper, and Finn (also Luke/Vader). Others were gone. Same at WM. The 6" stuff was all Chewie and a lone Finn.

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