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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Imperial AT-ACT Set
« on: August 31, 2016, 09:57 PM »
I'll probably look to get one MIB and use things like R-Us Rewards bucks to help bring the cost "down".

Definitely not getting an opener at that price, it will have to be at a deep discount that I pick it up so I can have one to actually open and display.

The Bullpen / Re: LEGO Makes Theirs Marvel
« on: August 30, 2016, 08:20 PM »
The new Spider-Man Bridge Battle set is currently 20% off on Amazon

I snagged it and used some reward points to knock the price down even further. Great deal, and good to have this big set out of the way.

I'm not sure who was copying who, but the 20% off was at Toys R Us last week as well, I had $15 in Rewards bucks and I combined that with the $80 price tag to get this set for just a bit less than $70 with tax included. Definitely not a bad deal!

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Wave 1
« on: August 30, 2016, 06:52 PM »
I think they did repack Kylo in TBS line.  I saw a few on the pegs the other day when I found Han and Rey.

They did - as well as the First Order Stormtrooper, Finn and Rey - as a mix of figures completely ignoring the previous waves, that last case had a pretty good mix of figures. The only way it could have been better would have been to include Chewie and Poe instead of ROTJ Luke and Vader.

And a battle damaged Kylo Ren?  Guess what?  That will be coming.  But not before Hasbro and the retailers sell through this one, and at least another three months pass.  Maybe we'll see that at Toy Fair 2017, but probably not any time before that.  ROGUE ONE is going to be the focus now, and we're going to see some REBELS and other saga characters sprinkled in until we get to the whole EPISODE 8 cycle.

You realize your paragraph contradicts itself. If Rogue One is the focus AND Darth Vader is in it AND they want to sprinkle in REBELS since it's an active show, logically, omitting Kylo Ren makes sense.

I'm not prophetic but post this push of Wave 1 figures this coming Sept 30th, I forsee nothing but a sea of unsold Kylo Ren figures with a Kanan in Stormtrooper Armor being a close second. Sabine won't be packed 2-per-case so she'll be the one everyone grabs for and the four ROGUE ONE figures will sell easily.

Healthy or not, Kylo Ren appearing in every assortment eventually will turn into too much of a "good" thing.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Wave 1
« on: August 30, 2016, 11:38 AM »
Kylo Ren is necessary FOR HASBRO.  And for the retailers.  Why?  Because he sells through.  He has sold through on refresh case after refresh case of third tier characters.  And he probably will in this instance, too.

Hasbro is not going to blow their ROGUE ONE load on a single wave of figures.  Especially since the ROGUE ONE line launch will no doubt feature more than a single wave of 3.75" Basic Figures.  The launch will probably consist of at least 2 waves of basic figures, 1 wave of deluxe figures, 1 wave of 6" figures, and 1 wave each of Class I, II and III vehicles.

Actually, I think there will only be one 3.75" 5POA wave at launch. There was a lot of confusion with retailers regarding Jungle/Space/Desert/Snow assortments which was further complicated when not enough product hit stores for the Force Friday launch and managers arbitrarily starting limiting how many of each assortment you could buy.

I think the retailers would want the launch to be as simple as possible which means 1 case of each item type.

Based on the character list of Rogue One, there are a lot more than four characters in Rogue One, especially since the first wave appears to have just Jyn, K2S0, Stormtrooper & Deathtrooper - that leaves plenty of Rogue One characters for Hasbro to put in future assortments - I hardly see how those four figures is Hasbro "blowing their Rogue One load".

The inclusion of Kylo Ren - throws the case off packing ratio wise, which is a frustration more than anything else. A nice 2x pack-out would mean that you could order from EE or JTA and skip the nonsense of Force Friday. He also doesn't sell out, in the local stores around me, there was regularly 5POA Kylo re-releases from the PZ / Goss wave and I'm pretty sure I could walk into at least one of my local WMs right now and score the 3.75" TBS exclusive Kylo Ren. He was done to death and the only version anyone is interested in is the one with his helmet off. If a Kylo Ren absolutely had to be in there, a battle damaged version from during the fight with Rey would have made much more sense.

Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Wave 1
« on: August 29, 2016, 05:51 PM »
The Kylo Ren was entirely NOT NECESSARY for this wave - they should have kept it to the four Rogue One figures and the two Rebels figures and shipped them at 2x per case. At least that way, those of us who wanted to skip Farce Friday 2016 could just order a case of these and be done with anything new until the movie comes out...

The Bullpen / Re: Marvel Universe
« on: August 8, 2016, 07:54 PM »
Looks like BBTS has the new 3.75" Falcon from CIVIL WAR up for pre-order.  And it looks pretty cool!

Wow - nice!

Definitely getting this!

Hall of Justice / Re: LEGO Does the DC Universe
« on: July 30, 2016, 12:07 AM »
Picked up the following this week:
Lego Dimensions Limited Edition Green Arrow Figure
SDCC2015 Arsenal Minifigure
Superman / Wonder Woman SDCC2016 Brick Headz Set
Batman / The Joker SDCC2016 Brick Headz Set

I also have the SDCC2016 Atom Minifigure purchased, just waiting for it to arrive.

The Bullpen / Re: LEGO Makes Theirs Marvel
« on: July 29, 2016, 11:59 PM »
Got the following this week:
Iron Man/Captain America Brick Headz SDCC2016 Set
Black Panther/Dr. Strange Brick Headz SDCC2016 Set
Spider-Man Ghost Rider Team-Up
Tanker Truck Takedown

And I have on order the "Hail Hydra" Steve Rogers Captain America minifigure from SDCC2016 bought just waiting for it to get here now...

The Force Awakens / Re: TFA 3.75" Jungle/Space/Snow/Desert Line
« on: July 28, 2016, 08:15 AM »
Technically there is, but yeah - I'd agree.  Her general's outfit would be the one I'd have expected them to do... can't believe there wasn't even like a Han / Luke / Leia 3-Pack or some other such nonsense to play up the returning heroes.  Hell, even a 6-pack with them and then Chewbacca, R2, and Threepio.

At a minimum, what about a 2-pack with a re-pack of the Rey in Resistance Outfit from the end of the movie and Luke Skywalker? That seems to me like a no brainer - you already released 1 of the two figures and the 2nd figure is much desired.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« on: July 23, 2016, 11:10 PM »
Anyone see Beyond? I'm on the fence and my roommate says it's alright but isn't worth seeing.

My wife and I saw it Thursday night and we both loved it.

Keep in mind that while I have been a fan of Star Trek since I was a kid, I am by no means a Star Trek "purist" - I loved the 2009 reboot movie and I enjoyed Into Darkness but thought it could have been better.

I felt Beyond was the best of the reboot cast movies so far, a fun thrill ride, with a pretty interesting plot and an interesting twist at the end that if you're paying attention, you'll see clues for well before it's revealed in the movie.

I would recommend going to see it.

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Top 5 Hotties
« on: July 21, 2016, 01:17 AM »
Portia Doubleday who plays Angela on "Mr. Robot"

Well I think the sensor scope at least has to be included cuz that's the cover for the hole in his head.  The scomp link thing though...  if they're included cool but I'm not banking on that.  The Sensor scopes are in the picture though as that's what is needed for the dome to not have a gaping hole in it of course.  So there's that going for it.

Yeah - I thought about that, unless they just take the top part of the sensor scope sculpt and glue it in place at the factory....

Since I can never have enough Astromechs, I'm digging the designs. Part of me kinda wishes they had used the Hasbro Build-a-Droid sculpt (not the simpler recent Disney ones) so I could mix-and-match with the color combos, but the Vintage Collection baR2-D2 was a nice sculpt.

That sculpt is slightly smaller than the other Astromech sculpts so I'm kinda on the fence about that, I did like the TVC baR2-D2 just for the massive amount of features/details, but I'm sure things like the pop-up lightsaber/sensor-scope aren't going to be included with these, right? So maybe in that regard, that's what makes this sculpt "unique".

I pre-ordered two sets the other day - and while I typically get double openers of every astromech, I don't think I'm going to up my order to three of these, mostly due to the cost. I was able to get my baR2-D2s for I want to say $10.99, so if they set had been in the $60-$65 range, I would have been more inclined to maybe get a 3rd. The cost per astromech is $13.33 - $0.50 more than the $12.83 pricetag of the WalMart Black Series figures - and with that line at least we got 9 new figures and 4 repacks, using that logic and new-to-old ratio, to justify the $80 it should be four new sculpts and two old ones - definitely not six repaints of an existing sculpt.

I think out of all of them I'm most looking forward to Ziro the Hutt's Astromech to go with Ziro's Protocol Droid - now if I could just get a repaint of Jabba in Ziro's colors with some feathers tacked on, that would make for a pretty nice display.

Conventions / Re: SDCC 2016
« on: July 19, 2016, 07:29 PM »
If anyone who's going can score me any of the Lego Brickheadz Superhero 2-packs I would be most appreciative...

Sounds like the characters will be a mix from multiple sources...

The characters date back as far as the original Star Wars movie and span the saga's rich history, bringing home a diverse range of interesting dudes.

I'm super excited to see what the six figures end up being. They specifically say that five of the characters are seeing their first toy appearance leaving the sixth figure to hopefully be a unique/new variation of a character we've gotten before.

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