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Old January 28 2014, 01:52 AM   #4216
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This needs to become a regular webcomic. Now.
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Old January 28 2014, 01:59 AM   #4217
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Ha, thank you, but no way! Even making one little update is ridiculously time consuming. I'm also nowhere near confident enough in my skills as a writer/photographer/photo editor to share any of this beyond this thread, and Facebook
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Old January 28 2014, 04:44 AM   #4218
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Did you get one or both of them? Greedo can be tough to spot in some areas and none of the four figures in Wave 2 can really be called a cinch to find.
Unfortunately no. I just remembered from earlier in the thread you mentioning how tough it was to find Greedo. I thought it was funny that he was right in front on the pegs when I went to Target. While I do love the Star Wars Black series, I'm just not collecting new stuff anymore.
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Old January 28 2014, 05:12 AM   #4219
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That's how some of them are. Sometimes you don't spot them until the day you either aren't planning to buy them or can't/won't buy them. I can remember not seeing a character for ages and ages, yet the day I decided not to get it or didn't have enough on me to do so - there he/she is.

Greedo's nowhere near as hard to find as the Sandtrooper or Boba Fett, but he's scarce compared to the others in the 6" series. Those X-Wing Lukes and R2-D2s just hang on the peg walls, collect dust and get dinged and mashed up from all the handling and getting knocked to the floor. A real shame, because as OdoWan's thread comic shows the X-Wing Luke is a great looking figure in every respect and probably has the closest resemblance to 1977 Mark Hamill of any mass market toy yet made.
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Old January 28 2014, 05:34 AM   #4220
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i see the Sandtrooper all the time. have yet to see Boba Fett though. Darth Maul is kinda hard to find in my area...but not impossible.
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Old January 28 2014, 05:40 AM   #4221
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It's fascinating how different areas are when it comes to these figures. Some people can barely find Greedo or Sandtroopers while others see them all over the place. Maul is rare in your own area while here he's more common than any other save for the Luke and Artoo. Yet one trait we all share in common:

Boba's obtained a cloaking device. I thought no figure this size has one!
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Old January 28 2014, 05:41 AM   #4222
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bounty hunters? we don't need their scum!
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Old January 28 2014, 05:48 AM   #4223
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Don't tell that to collectors like OdoWan.
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Old January 31 2014, 02:29 AM   #4224
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Today marks the two-year anniversary of the official launch of the Episode I 3-D merchandising blitz that quickly proceeded to logjam the American Star Wars product distribution network for most of the period since that day. Things seemed fine at first, but once all the completely unwarranted carry forwards and overshipments of case assortments were finished with American retail it was a Herculean task to find anything new on pegs and shelves. To this day there are certain figures, ships and vehicles that have never seen an American retail aisle save for a handful of discount chains, some of which aren't available in all regions of the country.

On the bright side, New York Toy Fair launches in a little over a week's time and the rumors are that there are some great things in store for collecting, and not just for disaffected and bored Star Wars folks. Can't wait to hear the announcements and see the pics from the floor!
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Old January 31 2014, 03:16 AM   #4225
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Toy Fair will bring the reveal of the very last DC Universe Classics figure. We're not expecting much, though. Considering the way Mattel has treated fans lately, it's most likely just the light blue Super Powers stlye Superman repaint that was slated for long ago but never materialized.
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Old January 31 2014, 04:32 AM   #4226
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Though somebody tried to discount it earlier today, there's a rumor that the basic 3.75" figure lines will attempt to clean out and clear Hasbro's "parking lot" of unproduced and on-hold character ideas between now and the Episode VII merchandising blizzard, and if there's any truth to that story then that could mean we might finally see updates of the classic Yak Face (Saelt-Marae), the Imperial Dignitary (Sim Aloo) from the original '80s line and never-before-produced characters like kid Anakin's friends Kitster and the Rodian Wald from Episode I.

As I said, somebody discounted the idea a while ago and seemed to indicate it was all complete bantha poodoo, but anything's possible given the current state of Hasbro and how they're handling the Lucas license. They might for all we know try to clean their plate of most unfinished business before they focus almost exclusively on the new movies that will be in theaters roughly once per year.
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Old January 31 2014, 05:19 AM   #4227
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And they need to rerelease Jacen and Jaina before they get erased from continuity!
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Old January 31 2014, 05:24 AM   #4228
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Yup. Though if they're actually written into Episode VII as slightly different characters from the ones depicted in the books and graphic novels then they can still make and release them, but they'll look different and bear different bios. Whether they are or not, the 2010 Legacy Collection figures will continue to be pricey and sought-after.
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Old January 31 2014, 09:04 AM   #4229
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I'm guessing we could get "Star Wars: Rebels" figures at the very least teased next month. Not expecting any Episode VII stuff. Casting announcements first, then maybe at SDCC.
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Old January 31 2014, 12:23 PM   #4230
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Yeah, the earliest we'll seee any sneak preview figures from Episode VII will be next Christmas or sometime in 2015. Sneak preview figures for new movies tend to show up in stores 3 to 6 months before the movie premieres.
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