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The Last Jedi / Re: Toys R Us TLJ 3.75" Poe's Boosted X-Wing Fighter
« on: September 11, 2017, 03:11 PM »
This item was shown in the Australia TRU "unboxing" session - did this hit on Force Friday II in the US? Admittedly, I wasn't at a Toys R Us exactly at midnight, but neither of the TRUs I have been to even have a shelf tag for this item.

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For those that have found these, do your stores have a lot of older stock? I thought about venturing out for a look with all the reports here, but our local stores have a metric ton of the older figures, so I'm not sure there would even be room for them to hit the floor. Really hope I'm able to get a hold of a set.

In the two stores where I have found them - a modest amount of stock. In one store that would have expected to find them - they are clogged with the Leia/Han/Phasma wave and Finn - four pegs worth - they aren't getting those in or displaying them anytime soon is my guess...

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The Last Jedi / Re: TLJ 3.75" Figure 2-Packs
« on: September 9, 2017, 12:13 PM »
HasCon case reveals Chirrut and Baze two-pack. With new awesome orange gatling gun accessory! They might have improved Baze's paint ops, too. Probably force link, too.

http://news.toyark.com/2017/09/08/hascon-2017-star-wars-vintage-collection-force-link-269614

Yeah - definitely added the Force Link chip to these two. The big accessory will also have it's own chip if they follow the model they've got so far with the 2-packs. Also nice to see Chirrut get a more accurate representation of his bowcaster-like rifle.

If the Chirrut figure doesn't say "I am one with the force and the force is with me" I will be VERY disappointed.  ;D

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The Last Jedi / Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
« on: September 9, 2017, 12:07 PM »
So if this confirms that the Leia figure is the same, I guess it's time to cancel my Disney Store order...

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I cannot stand these things.  They look bad to me in every way.  But, they sold well as they began popping up and FF seemed to sell quite a few of them too.  Don't know who but somebody bought a lot locally at all stores.

The completist in me picks up one each of these just so my MIB/MIP Black Series 3.75" collection is "complete". Lame reason, I know, I blame my OCD.

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The Last Jedi / Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
« on: September 7, 2017, 12:10 PM »
The downtown Target I ran to at lunch today only had ones with the little penguin on the bottom.  So I'm assuming the one where he's packed on top is the variant.

Anyone want it?  I'd let it go for cost and shipping.  If not he goes back to Target tomorrow.

From what I have seen - it is:
Teal Assortment #1 (the one with Paige) - Porg on the bottom
Teal Assortment #2 (the one with Obi-Wan & Yoda) - Porg on the top

So probably Porg on the top is the running change and Porg on the bottom will only show up in the Wave 1 case.

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A buddy got this wave and the case breakdown he found is very disturbing...

Rose x3
Guards x2
Stormtrooper x2
Luke x1!!!!

Seriously a messed up breakdown, Rose will be collecting dust until Episode 9 and one of the most desired figures in recent history is relegated to 1 per case. What a mess!

Your buddy should consider himself lucky! I have stumbled across this case in two WalMarts and between the two, only been able to score one Praetorian Guard - if I had been able to find a 2nd, I would be "done" with this WalMart TBS 3.75" nonsense.

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Yeah, the boxes are labelled with Nov 1st date (see below).  I can't believe Walmart/Hasbro is expecting stores to get these cases in now and then just sit on them in the back until November 1.  No wonder employees are just putting them out and not giving two Fs.   :-X

Agreed. Here's hoping that WalMart is ONLY slated to get this wave and any other SA TLJ figures will be part of the return of the Vintage Collection. This way, all of the people who are using older TBS 3.75" figures to get these four scanned at the register won't be impacting the arrival of a WM exclusive TLJ Wave 2.

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The Last Jedi / Re: TLJ 3.75" First Order Playset?
« on: September 5, 2017, 12:17 AM »
Agreed - great review, thanks for posting Nick.

I have to pace myself this year and I'm holding off on getting one of these to open. I wonder if it isn't worth waiting a bit to see if there are some deeper discounts on Amazon in the future. I hate to say that, because I know we've all been looking forward to playsets, but I would have been satisfied with just a straight-up playset, not one that was a transformer - especially since the review seems to indicate it's the fact that it transforms is what causes it so much problems.


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Disney Parks Droid Factory / Re: 2017 Droid Factory TLJ BB-unit 4-Pack
« on: September 3, 2017, 04:25 PM »
Do we know how much this one costs at the store?  Seems like they can be had for about $45 shipped on eBay and I'm trying to decide if that's a good way to go or if it's worth it to wait a little longer.

I don't with 100% certainty, but the past 4-packs have been $29.99 plus tax - I don't see why this one would be any different.

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The Last Jedi / Re: Force Friday II - September 1, 2017
« on: September 3, 2017, 11:09 AM »
I really didn't see or bump into any absurdity at all - most everyone was personable, eager to chat about Star Wars and Star Wars collecting and polite with each other when in the store. While there was no one at my local WalMart when it opened at 7am on Friday, Thursday night I had great conversations with the guys at the 24 hour WalMart I was at exactly at midnight, at the Toys R Us I went to right after that, and then again at the Target near me that opened at 8am.

Weird thing about my Target is that they set up with two areas again, just like from the TFA Force Friday, was surprised to see them do that again, some of us went to the main aisle while others went to that seasonal aisle - it was great to see collectors helping each other out by letting each other know what items were where.

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The Last Jedi / Re: TLJ 3.75" Class A Creature/Droid Assortment
« on: September 3, 2017, 11:02 AM »
Haven't had any trouble with the one I have assembled so far. Have a 2nd one waiting to open, I'm hoping it's the same for that one as it was the first.

I saw a video of a guy complaining that it was (a) hard to get the legs in place and (b) that the legs kept falling off - I agree with Jesse, I just think he wasn't trying hard enough.

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The Last Jedi / Re: TLJ 3.75" Basic Figure Line
« on: September 3, 2017, 10:59 AM »
The General Leia Organa figure is odd, especially considering that we are getting that other General/Princess Leia figure that is a one-off from the Disney Store/Hasbro Toy Shop. Here's hoping that this is the 3.75" version of the 6" figure of the same name.

Conflicting reports, but it sounds like that Ep8 General Leia is the same as the one coming in the Orange Wave 2 case.  Not sure why it got leaked early on by Disney and HTS unless they are just heading off the "WHERE'S LEIA" outrage by showing her already.  :-X

Wait - so the figure we are getting as a one-off purchase is also going to be in the Orange Wave 2 case? What the heck is the point of that?!?!

So that two years in a row, last year with the Rebels Leia and then this year with this Grey Dress Leia, we're going to have a glut of Leia on the pegs?!

I hope we get confirmation of this soon as I will cancel my order from the Disney Shop and wait for the Case Assortment to be released.

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Got mine in the mail today. The glow-in-the-dark feature is great!

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The Last Jedi / Re: TLJ 3.75" Figure 2-Packs
« on: September 2, 2017, 12:36 AM »
I noticed single pack Rey is angry faced and 2-pack Rey is neutral faced. Is that right? Different heads or well, eye brows?

Different heads and varied paint operations for her eyebrows. Took me a while to detect the differences in the head sculpt, the most obvious difference is the slightly smaller size of the 2-pack version, plus the way the hair falls around the shoulders is different.

Oh - and the two figures have different phrases via the Force Link device.

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