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Old December 21 2013, 12:59 AM   #4036
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Yeah, I'm trying to get out of the 3.75 game, though. I really only got Mara because she's long been a favorite character of mine, and has never gotten a decent figure.
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Old December 21 2013, 01:03 AM   #4037
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Given how slow the pegs are at the moment and the first couple of waves of the Black Series now would be a sensible time for some people to take a break. Nothing's been confirmed nor manufactured past Wave 4 (Dagobah Luke and Yoda, Toryn Farr, Snowspeeder Wedge) and we have yet to see any packaged samples and images of the fourth wave figures.

There was talk of somewhere around 55 total 3.75" figures for 2014 but at this point who knows. Hasbro can change plans at the drop of a hat. Not sure if that 55 number includes the reduced-articulation, cheaper figures or is just the premium collector characters.
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Old December 21 2013, 01:09 AM   #4038
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Part of it is, the 6" scale has always been my favorite. I've bought so many 3.75" Star Wars figures because that's what's available. Now that the 6" Black Series is here, and is so good, I really don't feel the motivation to keep going with the smaller scale, even if it is exponentially more extensive. Part of me wonders do I really need another Luke, Han, Vader, Stormtrooper, etc?
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Old December 21 2013, 01:16 AM   #4039
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More and more collectors are starting to think like you, I can tell you that much. I'm getting war-weary myself but I still enjoy the 3.75" scale stuff for the more convenient size and the lower pricepoints. I'm excited about the new six-inch characters, though, and I hope Hasbro doesn't eventually drop and abandon them like they did with the Unleashed stuff during the last decade.
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Old December 21 2013, 01:24 AM   #4040
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Speaking of which, Greedo was $9.00 on Amazon, so I jumped. I got him today. I'm still on the hunt for the rest of wave 2. Boba Fett in particular is going to be a bitch, isn't he?



He's awesome, by the way. I'm glad to see the quality is remaining consistent.
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Old December 21 2013, 01:28 AM   #4041
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Boba seems to be the hottest seller in Wave 2, yeah. I thought it'd be Slave Leia for some of the obvious reasons, but nope.

Wait until Wave 3 with the plain white Stormtrooper hits. You think finding the 6" Sandtrooper was difficult?
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Old December 21 2013, 08:21 PM   #4042
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^ I admit Boba was my favorite of the last lot. And here is another vote for the 6-inch scale! It is the scale I have always preferred.
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Old December 21 2013, 08:31 PM   #4043
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Oh, there's also a 6" Anakin Skywalker based on his combat appearance in Episode III that's going to be released and was originally supposed to be part of Wave 3 along with the Stormtrooper, Bespin Luke and ROTS Obi-Wan, but he was recently delayed until a later wave assortment (4?) and a carry forward of Han Solo replaced him in the wave of four.

I like Han. Solid figure. Han Solo as a character is usually a winner, and he's a core character from the OT. That said, when you have a choice between Harrison Ford in a costume specific to just one film and a plain white Stormtrooper that can used to represent Imperial soldiers across the entire expanse of the OT era, why pick Han?

The company knows that Stormtroopers sell. Han traditionally does well, but he's had some "meh" and iffy versions in recent years that don't exactly fly off the pegs and shelves, and even some well-sculpted Han Solo figures just linger with little interest. But Stormtroopers? And a 6" one at that? It'd be the closest thing to a sure bet in modern action figure retail.
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Old December 21 2013, 09:57 PM   #4044
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At long last we reach the end:


Now if you'll excuse me a moment, I have to go clean all of this up and fish Harley out from behind the dresser. She fell as I was editing the pictures.
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Old December 22 2013, 12:03 AM   #4045
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I love the board at this special time of year.

Oh, and I recognize 3.75"-scale Star Wars drinking and bar glasses when I see 'em. Nice touch! Also, Beverly Crusher's "what did I do to deserve this/what's going on" arm gesture.
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Old December 22 2013, 04:03 AM   #4046
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Will the Tonys be hungover tomorrow?
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Old December 22 2013, 04:06 AM   #4047
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Oh most certainly. A few of them are already passed out.
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Old December 22 2013, 04:27 AM   #4048
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The grand picture looks like something straight out of an ancient Roman orgy or a James Franco house party.

Same difference.
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Old December 22 2013, 07:16 AM   #4049
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I wasn't going to get the 60s Batman/Robin 2-pack because of the price, but I saw it was discounted down to about $12 on Amazon a few days ago so I got it. All of the regular figures in the series were discounted too, down to 5-7 bucks each. All the prices have since gone back up, though, except for Joker which is still at about $5.
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Old December 22 2013, 06:36 PM   #4050
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Mission Series R2-D2 and C-3PO.

I actually like the Threepio for what he is and this is the very first 3.75" Threepio action figure that's ever replicated the three little dots of light in each of his photoreceptor eyes. Pretty cool. Even the premium-quality, collector-focused and shiny vac-metallized versions never include this detail.

The Artoo is alright, but they left off some of the important paint details on his trunk and that's glaring (just a few extra, tiny silver paint apps wouldn't have forced them to jack up the price). Still getting two figures for $9.99 isn't a bad value in this day and age when even the cheapest premium-quality R2-D2 figure runs ten bucks. For cheap, good display fodder or some simple kid's playthings they're more than adequate.



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