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Old January 1 2014, 11:20 PM   #4096
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It's often hard to get good service on New Year's Eve, isn't it?
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Old January 1 2014, 11:51 PM   #4097
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I've done New Year's Eve at this place before...they usually leave the bottle on the table. Guess they had too few bottles this year.
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Old January 2 2014, 10:47 PM   #4098
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Looks like some Target stores may or may not be restocking the 3.75" Black Series action figures with the upcoming reset, the first one for the new year. Some individual stores (along with a lot of smaller Walmarts) have already stopped altogether or stock just a handful of new or newer figures so this may not be news for some of us here, but there's a discussion going on right now on one of the main collecting sites about whether retaining the old Vintage Collection DPCI in their computer and inventory systems means that more Black Series will show up or this is an indication that more backlogged Vintage case assortments from the past year or two will now begin shipping to some Targets.

For the record, Target and Hasbro never bothered to create a brand new DPCI for the new 3.75" Black Series line and just assigned it the same one that's been used for the Vintage Collection going back to the vastly overshipped Episode I figure wave assortments almost two years ago. This has meant that a random check of stock at any given stores only shows that either Vintage or Black Series could be in the back room, it doesn't specify which figure line. This has already caused some problems when leftover, lingering, unwanted Vintage figures (usually Episode I characters) remain in large enough numbers to prevent the store from restocking the pegs with newer product.
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Old January 3 2014, 01:56 AM   #4099
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Noticed Amazon was having quite a sale, so I picked up the last figure for me from Batman Unlimited. I'm passing on the Arkham Origins and Beware the Batman stuff. They're next to impossible to find anyways. Here's Vampire Batman from the Red Rain storyline:
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Old January 3 2014, 06:46 PM   #4100
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According to Jedi Temple Archives' latest update, Wave 2 of Saga Legends (the one containing the sought-after $5.99 Stormtrooper with the amazing helmet sculpt) has just surfaced at American retail. This is the wave with the Stormtrooper and a new Boba Fett, Captain Rex and Commander Cody. Unfortunately, eight of the twelve figures in the case assortment are carry forwards from Wave 1 (do they ever learn?) which means that these four new characters will go fast, at least at first.

Personally, I've have made the new assortment six or seven of the new figures and carry forward only the more interesting figures from Wave 1 (Yoda, R4-P17, the white Clone Trooper) and doubled up on the Boba and Stormtrooper. Fans and collectors would handle the case ratios much better than Hasbro usually does.
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Old January 3 2014, 10:53 PM   #4101
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I feel a disturbance in the Force. As if millions of wallets suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something awesome is happening:
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Old January 4 2014, 03:58 AM   #4102
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Someone is trying to steal my Christmas candy...

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Old January 4 2014, 04:04 AM   #4103
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They've learned some very bad habits from Loki!
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Old January 4 2014, 04:31 AM   #4104
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No, Loki is the one who stole the booze.
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Old January 4 2014, 04:42 AM   #4105
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By Odin's cirrhosis-wracked liver!
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Old January 5 2014, 06:02 AM   #4106
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Finished a cross stitch that really embarrasses Hawkeye...

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Old January 5 2014, 06:05 AM   #4107
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There's a bit more going on in that photo than I really want to know about.
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Old January 5 2014, 06:35 AM   #4108
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From the pic...looks like we're getting an early concept McQuarrie Darth Vader figure! Unless it's something else completely.
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Old January 5 2014, 10:33 AM   #4110
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It looks like it's the first-ever Sideshow Collectibles McQuarrie Vader, which will probably look very cool in that scale. We've already gotten a 3.75" McQuarrie Concept Vader from Hasbro back in 2007 (The 30th Anniversary Collection) and it's a great figure with interchangeable heads to represent two different concept helmet designs.

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