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Unread 01-10-2017, 12:11 PM   #1376
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I can cast articulation into them if I wanted. being SW even if they where articulated from the waste down they're still garbage. that new upper thigh swivel is a step in the right direction,but those knees are shit. the new Erso 3.75" is one ugly ass bitch! the wave 2 5poa actually looks half way decent. You really can't compare them to the fully articulated figures,at least I don't. Like I said,I considered them almost in scale statues.

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I read somewhere the 5poa is partly due to a new movie every year with all new characters, so they do not have time to get fully articulate molds out in the same quantity. Kinda makes sense.
Idk,I'd call bullshit on that. The way Hasbro has been pumping out 6" figures I just can't believe that. I think it's more that people are buying them,because Star Wars. You gotta think that most of those MOC collectors don't care. That,and the originals where 5poa. I think it's to keep overhead low,so they can saturate the market with product that has tons of GP in it. That way when the picked through remnants end up on clearance and/or discount chains their money is still made.
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Unread 01-10-2017, 01:24 PM   #1377
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Every 6" figure I own is an exact copy of the 3.75" figure that I also own. Judging by Walmart's pegs yesterday, the new 6" figs also have a 3.75" Black Series counterpart and they release both of those in low numbers. 6 to a wave?

With all of the new characters from the 2 new films and 3 to follow, I imagine plopping 30+ fully articulated figures up to Lucas Films molding standards while being unable to reuse any of the parts in a year is a tough ask. With so much new content every year, they can't even get their money back from the new molds since they are one and done before the next movie. If Disney slows down the releases after this first 5yrs, I bet you whomever has the toy license will go back and do proper figures.

This goes the same with Lego since it takes time to develop a kit and produce it. They get 2 waves per film and then on to the next without time to fill in the gaps.
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Unread 01-10-2017, 01:31 PM   #1378
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This goes the same with Lego since it takes time to develop a kit and produce it. They get 2 waves per film and then on to the next without time to fill in the gaps.
If I hear correctly, that type of thing may have played a part in the LEGO Kylo Ren command shuttle's lack of variable wing geometry.
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Unread 01-10-2017, 02:46 PM   #1379
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If I hear correctly, that type of thing may have played a part in the LEGO Kylo Ren command shuttle's lack of variable wing geometry.
Even Hasbro got them wrong. The change was made too late in the game for anyone to respond. I also noticed Hasbro had some dark grey like Lego and then some black (but still with fixed wings).

My Lego Kylo shuttle`s wings fold out.
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Unread 01-10-2017, 04:36 PM   #1380
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I wish they'd make Kylo's shuttle in the 3.75" line!! I want that thing!! I'd even take it with a nerf shooter,and a 5POA Kylo!

So can't wait to get those sets I'm looking for,and take a big ol group pic of my 5POA posse to post up!!
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Unread 01-12-2017, 05:32 PM   #1381
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Found the $90 AT-ACT at Target. Soooooo tempted to buy them!....ALL!

I did buy a U-wing for $20 tho.
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Unread 01-16-2017, 08:59 AM   #1382
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Went back,and got a few AT-ACT's!



I sold the figures on eBay making each AT-ACT cost around $30! I know they should be bigger,but it's not like SW toys are correct scale anyways,and these things are still pretty big! They do not work well on carpet tho! I haven't tried them in sand yet,but will.

Once I finally find a BS 3.75" scaraf trooper I can recast a couple in white&black to replace my drivers I sold off. The Jyn Erso that came with them had huge Anime eyes too! so my single carded version will do for now till I figure out how to fix the ugly ass BS version
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I'm down for a 6" landspeeder and improved Luke. I'm not keen on $60 though.

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I might buy my first 4" SW figures in years... the 2018 return of the 4" Vintage Collection!

https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/04...n-celebration/
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Yeah, probably like $13.99 at Target.. but I like those.
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I only collect the OT ones, and I'm sure most will be Ep VII, VIII, and Rogue One. So even if I have to overpay for a few OT Vintage Style figs, no big whoop. The wall I display them on has scant little room left, but I'll squeeze in a few overdue characters or better versions of existing ones.
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https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/04...n-celebration/
A re-release of the 3.75" BS Rey that's pegwarming at $6

Packaging means nothing to me. It all looks the same in my burn pile out back.

Still can't help myself on armybuilders and reduced prices it seems,..$6 was too hard to resist.



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I usually don't care about packaging... unless it's something I actively plan to display in the package, and then it matters a lot. Years ago, I actively collected doubles of all the OT vintage collection figures (1 for the kids, 1 for me) so I could have a big wall of carded SW figures on vintage cardbacks... because nostalgia. It's pretty badass.
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I can appreciate that. I have the entire saga 32x cartridge collection in a custom frame in my bedroom,but they're loose..the yellow&black cartridges with the art on the labels looks really nice imo. I got 75% of them from one guy I worked with almost 2 decades ago for around $200. I know Spider-Man alone is worth that nowadays. I'd never play them tho,games are awful I also have a few complete sets of figures I want to hang eventually
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Unread 04-22-2017, 05:19 PM   #1391
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A re-release of the 3.75" BS Rey that's pegwarming at $6

Packaging means nothing to me. It all looks the same in my burn pile out back.

Still can't help myself on armybuilders and reduced prices it seems,..$6 was too hard to resist.



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Unread 08-29-2017, 12:20 PM   #1392
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Someone at one of the area Wally Worlds screwed the pooch and put out the 3.75" Last Jedi figures. Man, if Rose and Paige would have come out 4 years ago they would have been great figures. Fucking 5 PoA ruins everything.
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They're supposed to be having more new 4" BS figures coming too though, some on "vintage" cards. Hopefully they will suck less.
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Eh, I don't think I have any sort of faith is Hasbro these days. Maybe I can unfuck the regular ones.
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Every Farce Friday event......

12am They don't have stuff..... Cause retailers don't want to be open at 12 midnight.

9am What do you mean they haven't stocked new stuff, you've been open 2 minutes now.

9:01am Some fat guy took all the stuff, made the kid cry & kicked a puppy... Also who the hell brought a puppy?

9:02am Kid has questioned his faith in this man who claims to be Father, "Can we just go to the paw patrol section", (afraid to tell him she doesn't like Star Wars Toys)

Assholes get into fights. You question why you brought a kid to this?

11:00a (the night before) Employee's ebay buyer's pay in full. Makes getting yelled about no Star Wars Toys "worth it"

Early than allowed purchases screws up store's ordering system, disallowing new stock from being ordered.

You question your life because the people showing up are weirder looking than the computer show guys.

Wives everywhere use the extra time to drink, & sleep with someone else.

Video Viper gets a good night sleep "I ain't buying this shit tlll I see the movie"

Days later can't ebay them dam JarJar/Lukes/Vaders so back to store, cause you need the money for the STD treatment. (seriously don't use trafficked hookers)

Everything is available the next week online. (For less)

Years later this sh!ts in a storage bin & its never been opened, Grows basement mold on only the things worth more than $5.

Several more years later Kid drops you off at the nursing home where everyone only responds to the names, Luke Leia or Obi Wan.
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I would commiserate.... except there isn't a damn thing from the new movie that looks good. Even the 6" BS stuff is really lack-luster.

I was excited about the 6" Landspeeder, but the latest pics don't really do it any favors, and it comes with a farmboy luke that looks worse than the first version, if that's even possible.

I'm looking forward to the film, but toy-wise, this event is a complete zero.
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Grabbed the only thing I wanted at lunch.

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Thankfully Wal-Mart will not be the sole exclusive retailer for the Black Series 3.75" SA figures.

These are the 1st of the new wave,thankfully not seeing repacks of repacks for a change -








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Hmm, might spring for that Rose, though she may have those shitty hip joints Hasbro loves to use.. When are these supposed to hit the pegs?
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October/November officially.

Though some people have found them already on pegs and bought them.
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