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Old October 27 2013, 02:30 AM   #3751
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Re: The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

The Black Series 3.75" Wave 3 assortment has just hit a store in Hong Kong, meaning that American retail is probably not too far off. A bit strange considering that Wave 2 hasn't even shown up on U.S. shores yet, but we've seen back-to-back, new figure waves hit around the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday shopping season before.

We might get both Waves 2 and 3 in stores before Christmas, but with distribution being the way it's been for much of the past two years who knows. That Vizam skiff/Sail Barge guard looks amazing and the Darth Plagueis is going to be a hot figure like pretty much every other Expanded Universe character that's ever been released on a basic cardback.
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Old October 27 2013, 04:20 AM   #3752
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Wow. Those Sideshow Anakin Vader's look awesome!

Just a heads up for Arkham Origins fans. Wave One of the line is now available to order from Big Bad Toy Store and I assume in stores soon if not now already. I'll be picking up Batman next week. Black Mask next month, and maybe even Mistah Jay too.
Cool. I'm sure my LCS will be getting them soon. The pics I've seen look pretty good so far. DCC may not be entirely able to fill the DCUC shaped hole in my heart, but it's a start.
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Old October 27 2013, 10:17 PM   #3753
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Big Bad Toy Store has wave 2 of the Black Series (6-inch) in stock right now. Boba Fett is sold out, though.

Personally I'm just going to wait until they hit the local Target.
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Old October 27 2013, 10:20 PM   #3754
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Same here. I'm not paying inflated online prices and delivery charges when Wave 2 will hit brick-and-mortar stores soon enough. If Wave 1 is any indication there'll be one hot figure that goes fast (my guess: Slave Leia because of the all-too obvious reasons) and the rest will have mixed performances based on the store and area.

Bikini Leia and Boba will be the stars and Han and Greedo will probably be the ones that linger on shelves the most.
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Old October 28 2013, 12:17 AM   #3755
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My LCS gave me an update on the arrival of DC Collectibles Arkham Origins. Wave One will be in on November 6th...so I assume that means most other comic shops across North America will have already gotten them in, or will be getting them around a similar time.
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Old October 29 2013, 05:23 AM   #3756
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I know it's not an action figure, but who here remembers using Presto Magix as a kid?
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Old October 29 2013, 05:45 AM   #3757
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I do. I had a lot of the old Presto Magix sets when I was a little kid and they were fun.
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Old October 29 2013, 05:54 AM   #3758
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I do. I had a lot of the old Presto Magix sets when I was a little kid and they were fun.
I remember it took a lot of patience to rub off the decals on the background. It was very rewarding. I liked the fact that I could buy a small set for a few dollars at the convenience store and then be busy for hours.

Too bad they don't sell them anymore!
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Old October 29 2013, 06:21 AM   #3759
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I know. They definitely gave a kid some good play value.

I used to think there was a modernized version of Presto Magix (with some other brand name) being sold on the market but I never confirmed it one way or the other. The concept seems simple and cheap enough that you'd think that the toy and arts and crafts aisles would be full of sets like those.
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Old October 29 2013, 06:41 AM   #3760
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If you ever find the new brand name let me know! I do know that Presto Magix ran for a while under the RoseArt banner, but the decals became removable stickers (they might even have been magnets).

I miss the old ones where you have to rub off the ships, characters, laser bolts, and explosions.

As a kid, it got my imagination stirring just as much as actually having figures. And it was so inexpensive!!
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Old October 29 2013, 06:57 AM   #3761
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Totally agree! The Star Wars sets in particular were some of the most fun to play around with. If I find out they're still around under a new name I'll let you and others here know!

This video is awesome and adorable!

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Old October 29 2013, 07:07 AM   #3762
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Thank you for sharing. I'm watching it!
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Old October 29 2013, 04:40 PM   #3763
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I used to get those things all the time at the grocery store when my parents were checking out! Cheap, simple, and fun!
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Old October 30 2013, 03:23 AM   #3764
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Packaged and other images of the Black Series 6" Wave 3 figures (Episode III Obi-Wan, plain white Stormtrooper, Bespin Luke).

That Stormtrooper is likely going to be even hotter and harder to find in stores than the current Sandtrooper.

There's no current picture of the fourth figure in Wave 3, but rumor has it that it'll be the Episode III Anakin Skywalker recently shown on websites.
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Really looking forward to seeing what Kira's Mom and the Avengers have planned for Halloween since we're now just a handful of days away.
I'm working on a little party for them. It will just be a continuation of the "fall festival", but I found some toy-sized trick or treat bags.
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