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Old November 17 2013, 12:52 AM   #3841
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I thought of that, but his coat makes it impossible for him to sit! And it's hard to get off.
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Old November 17 2013, 01:13 AM   #3842
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Old November 20 2013, 04:18 AM   #3843
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Black Series (6-inch) Wave 2 has arrived locally. I went to Target today hoping to find the Black Series Han Solo and Boba Fett (not really interested in Greedo or Slave Leia), and while there was no Fett, I got to bring home Han Solo. The only other Wave 2 figure there was a Greedo.
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Old November 20 2013, 04:21 AM   #3844
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I'm looking forward to seeing Wave 2 of the 6" figures. So far my local stores haven't stocked them and the only ones I've seen the past couple of weeks have been X-Wing Luke and the Artoo, but they'll probably be on shelves by Thanksgiving because the stores will want to get as much of their product in their back rooms onto the sales floors in time for the insane retail rush at the end of next week.
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Old November 20 2013, 04:44 AM   #3845
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And here we go..

Well, tomorrow is my usual toy-hunting day so I guess I know what I'm looking for.
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Old November 20 2013, 04:45 AM   #3846
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Wait until the plain white 6" Stormtrooper hits in Wave 3. That's gonna be a scavenger hunt to track down in most stores.
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Old November 20 2013, 05:16 AM   #3847
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So far my local stores haven't stocked them and the only ones I've seen the past couple of weeks have been X-Wing Luke and the Artoo
The Target I went to still has a Luke and an R2 available as well. It also had 2 Mauls when I went last week, though there was only one today.

And I haven't seen a Sandtrooper since I bought mine.
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Old November 20 2013, 05:45 AM   #3848
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I've seen one or two since my first Sandtrooper, but that's been it. Which I guess is all for the best since it gets pretty expensive to army build a figure that costs at least $20 a pop and that's before you factor in the respective sales tax wherever you live. The Sandtrooper is great but a couple of them is plenty for now.

Besides, it's not as if they're all over the place every time you walk into a store.
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Old November 21 2013, 06:22 AM   #3849
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Want to order new figures through Amazon? Do you care about packaging quality?

You might want to reconsider.
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Old November 21 2013, 12:05 PM   #3850
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Want to order new figures through Amazon? Do you care about packaging quality?

You might want to reconsider.
That's funny considering Amazon usually puts smaller objects into boxes way larger then needed. In fact their are a few websites dedicated to this.
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Old November 21 2013, 10:42 PM   #3851
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i open all my toys anyway. but yeah, whenever i order a Figuarts or Robot Damashii from Amazon the box is always crushed and mangled.
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Old November 21 2013, 10:51 PM   #3852
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At least the Amazon-exclusive Droid Factory figures aren't mangled and mashed in transit because they're sold as a set and Hasbro supplies a white, pretty sturdy box to slide the six carded figures into. I have yet to hear of anybody who ordered the exclusive Droid Factory characters getting damaged packaging. But that's probably and only because Hasbro ships them to Amazon in those white protective boxes to begin with.

I can only imagine how mashed and flattened those Droid Factory figures might be if were they shipped individually. And it'd be an even bigger complaint and insult since they're not available anywhere else except probably eBay and were produced in far more limited numbers than regular retail characters.
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Old November 22 2013, 02:15 AM   #3853
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I guess I've been super lucky. I've bought plenty of action figures from Amazon over the years, and have never had any packaging problems. I feel awful for the collectors that got those. That crap is just unacceptable!
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Old November 22 2013, 02:24 AM   #3854
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And some of those figures like Mara Jade or the upcoming Darth Plagueis aren't exactly super cheap on the secondary market thanks to the current demand. If you order a Mara or Plagueis to keep mint-on-card (or as close to it as possible) and this happens you're going to spend twice as much if not moreso to replace that damaged figure or figures.

Even if you're strictly a loose collector and toss packaging in the garbage right after you open it I have to say it's the principle of the thing. You shouldn't get something you paid good money for and had to wait to get delivered from some remote location in that kind of condition. It's a matter of simple care and consideration for your customers.
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Old November 22 2013, 11:12 PM   #3855
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The Kirk/Khan figure I ordered came in the mail yesterday. The fact that part of the scenery (control panel) is just a piece of cardboard was somewhat disappointing, thought the rest of it is nice. But the cardboard with Kirk/Khan makes me like the Spock/Horta a bit better, all the extras with that were plastic, not cardboard. Of course, the Spock one also only had one real figure (no offense to the Horta), so I shouldn't complain too much.

I've decided I need to buy more of the 8"-12" figures. I just got an 8" Q. I now have another shelf dedicated to these.

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That's funny considering Amazon usually puts smaller objects into boxes way larger then needed. In fact their are a few websites dedicated to this.
Yeah, when I still lived with my parents, my dad used to constantly joke about me buying microwaves all the time, because I'd buy small things like action figures and the box was big enough to ship a microwave in. =\ I also recall buying a package of scratch art knife tips, the item itself was the size of a book of matches, and they sent it in a giant box.

I haven't had any problems with their packaging besides the fact that there is usually too much of it, though.
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