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Messages - Pete_Fett

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I'd buy TVC Aphra, but I'd be annoyed we didn't get her droids to go with her.

Well, I know the eyes aren't 100% accurate, the new all-black C-3PO style protocol droid that you can build at Disney is pretty much 0-0-0. So if they ever make her, her protocol droid is covered and since I never thought I'd see a Build-a-Droid Astromech with a gun, and we got that, I don't see any reason why Disney couldn't "save the day" under the Build-a-Droid line and modify an R4 dome (or make a completely new dome sculpt) to give us BT-1.

But I agree with you 100% - would be great if we could get "completed teams" for many of the characters you mentioned.

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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Re: Recent purchases
« on: April 30, 2017, 10:12 AM »
I know they are controversial, but I ordered a set of 5 Titanium Black Series figures from ToysRUs.com

I haven't had much luck finding ANYTHING lately, so might as well cross something off the list easily...

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The Vintage Collection / Re: 2017 Hasbro Star Wars Fan Figure Vote
« on: April 30, 2017, 10:07 AM »
I voted for Sim Aloo, mostly because I'm still holding out hope for modern versions of each of the Vintage figures and it'd be great if we could finally cross him off the list.

I'm like Rob - I asked the same question - "who the heck is Doctor Aphra?!?!" - but I guess if she were to win that would be at least a new character that's never been made before.

Fives seems like a weird choice, I guess I'm not remembering him very well - did we never get a version of him in the Clone Wars line? Seems like an odd choice really, especially since if he were to come out in the Vintage line, I doubt they would do him in the style of the Clone Wars figures.

I would have hoped that The Emperor and Ahsoka would be dead last as we really don't need new versions of either of them. Yak Face has been done before and definitely needs a re-do, but I'd be shocked if he wasn't already "on deck" for a return of the Vintage line already.

Kinda a shame that there aren't any members of the Ghost Crew on here. While I'm not a fan of the 6" line, I do like what they've done with Kanan, Sabine and Hera. Considering that Disney Parks just gave us what is essentially a definitive, Vintage-esque version of Chopper, I think it would be great if the Vintage line featured "realistic" versions of the rest of the Ghost crew.


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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Wave 3
« on: April 22, 2017, 06:54 PM »
Still not even a whiff of this wave at retail around me.

When I was down in Orlando, I went into a WalMart to get some snacks/drinks for the villa where we were staying and the pegs were clogged with the Rebels Leia figure - so they must have gotten several cases of Wave 3 there - what a stupid choice for carry-forward from Wave 2 - ANY other figure would have been a better choice - like why not single-carding the ANH Leia from the Han/Leia 2-pack and labeling it as Rogue One Leia? That would have been a million times better than the animated one.

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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Wave 4
« on: April 20, 2017, 07:21 PM »
Thanks for the info Jeff.

So wow - not to fear monger - but could that warning that was posted over on JTA refer to the fact that the ONLY cases manufactured for Wave 4 were shipped to outlets like Robot Kingdom and that's it - no more are coming?

I find it hard to believe that a bigger online outlets like Entertainment Earth or Big Bad Toy Store aren't going to solicit this case at all.

Knowing the way distribution has been Wave 3 and 4 will show up at Five Below around the time that The Last Jedi comes out on BluRay.  ::)

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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Wave 4
« on: April 20, 2017, 01:18 PM »
So is this wave going to be:

Admiral Raddus
Sefla
Galen Erso
Mando from Rebels
Scarif Trooper (repack)
Death Trooper (repack)

?

Still no postings anywhere for this online, I hope we get something like the above, so that way, unlike with Wave 3, I don't end up with lots of extra Rebels Princess Leia figures to figure out what to do with...

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Peter is the Droid Master!

I was bored last night so took about an hour, and took quick shots of each individual piece, and uploaded to my Photobucket account. The only piece missing is the elusive white Shopkeeper/Vendor head.

http://smg.photobucket.com/user/chuckmc72/profile/

Haha! Thanks Chuck!

Went back to Hollywood Studios on Monday AND hit up Once Upon a Toy in a quest for that white Shopkeeper head. Unfortunately, no such luck. They didn't even have the protocol droids set up at OUAT. The parts at Tatooine Traders was dwindling as well. No one seems interested in building black droids or the white CZ droid. The gold CZ droid torso is being swapped in for the 3PO torso cause that's pretty much out. Nice mix of silver/blue/red parts, but I was more focused on the gold/white/black side of the table, so I really didn't take stock of those parts.

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I see that Jayson has posted a pile of New Droid Factory Protocol Droid photos at Yakface.

Very glad to see these posted as they are the the droids I spent 3 hours building yesterday. I built for both Chuck and myself, then handed them off to Chuck so he could mail my sets home and have his set, which he photographed and passed on to Jayson.  ;D

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Disneyland had the took hats in their bins.

Didn't know that, I'll have to check Disney Springs or maybe Hollywood Studios later to see if they have them in Florida.

Edit: no took hats at the Tatooine Traders, doesn't mean they never had them though. I know they didn't have them at Xmas time either, so it's possible they got limited quantities in the months in between then and now...

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Great details Pete, thanks for all the Disney intel!  Did you confirm the POA count on the build a droids from the park?

Yep. Same as the two carded droids from Celebration - neck, shoulders, elbow, wrist, torso, hips, knees and ankles.

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Ok - so I was able to hit Tatooine Traders this morning and lieu of going back to the cluster known as Celebration.

They had 20 of the 21 head and all body/arm/leg parts.

The only head they did not have was the white square head Clone Wars Droid.

They looked in the back for me (for quite a few parts) so when they said they didn't have that head, I had no reason to doubt them.

I'll give Disney Springs a try again on Monday and maybe Hollywood Studios again on Monday or Tuesday before I leave.

Edit: if you thought the left right astromechs legs was a pain for the first wave, imagine how bad the left/right arm and left/right leg nonsense is. Especially with two types of silver,  blue and black legs, three types of silver arms and two types of black, gold, white and blue arms.

Edit two: when I was leaving they were in the process of switching over the second build-a-droid station back to having astromechs. While I was there a lot of folks were wondering where the R2s were. So I guess the staff at Tatooine Traders were trying to accommodate guests a bit better.


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I like that this continues the tradition of a new holiday-themed "hat". I don't think last year's Took ever made it to the bins, so this arm holding holly will probably be unique to this droid.

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Glow in the dark even, maybe?

Yes, they said he will glow in the dark.

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A nice companion to the R4-D23 droid. I guess this means there is a chance we will eventually see R6-D23 through R9-D23, plus an R0-D23. The thing is out of all of the reveals at their panel, I felt this one was the most "blah" as it was nothing really "new" other than the D23 color scheme applied to an R5.

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I asked Cody from the Disney team if there were any plans for other color designed BB units and he said "not at this time" - considering that they gave us a Holo R2 at one point, and BB-8 is a hologram transmission you can get in the Star Tours ride, I would be shocked if the next BAD BB figure we get after this one isn't Holo BB-8.

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