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Old February 21 2014, 02:34 AM   #4411
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Re: The Action Figure and Toy Collecting and Discussion Thread!

The Sandtrooper was a little hard to find at first, but I've seen them warming pegs later. Stormtrooper may not be quite the same case, especially if Fett is any indication. Part of me is kinda happy that Wave 3 will only have three figures, and that I only want two of them.
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Old February 21 2014, 02:36 AM   #4412
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Let me guess: you're passing on the Episode III Obi-Wan.

You won't be the first or only one, I imagine.
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Old February 21 2014, 02:37 AM   #4413
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Yeah, I think so. I grabbed Maul because I was all "OMG! 6" STAR WARS! I WILL HAVE THEM ALL!" but now that I've calmed down it's more like "Do I really want prequel figures? I'm long past the point where I've tried to convince myself that I liked those movies."
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Old February 21 2014, 03:22 AM   #4414
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Preview pics over at Jedi Temple Archives make him look pretty sweet and I'm still on the fence about getting him when he shows up in stores, but I can't deny that it's one of the better Ewan McGregor toys that's been made by Hasbro over the years. After the past two years or longer of one PT and Clone Wars Obi-Wan toy and collectible after another and so many of them turning into pegwarmers I'm mighty close to Obi-Wan'd out and bored.

Were he an Alec Guinness version of the character I'd be like a little kid waking up to find out school's been cancelled by snow.
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Old February 21 2014, 09:37 AM   #4415
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I think I am going to get the Jedi Luke. That's always been my favourite version of the character, and he's supposed to come with a cloth robe so that's even more awesome!
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Old February 21 2014, 01:31 PM   #4416
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Hasbro confirmed we're getting a 6" Black Series version of Emperor Palpatine from Return of the Jedi complete with two different pair of hands, one regular and the other hurling Sith lightning. This is a very cool development because I'm one of the collectors who salivated at the thought of what an Emperor or Darth Sidious figure would look like in this scale and in this new line.

Between this and the upcoming Vader with the removable helmet it's a good time to be a fan. I just hope they get good distribution and are packed in more than just one case assortment each.
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Old February 21 2014, 10:35 PM   #4417
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Old February 21 2014, 10:36 PM   #4418
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Kick.

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Where'd you score him?
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Old February 21 2014, 10:40 PM   #4419
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Barnes and Noble, while hunting for a Tyrion. I didn't even think to look for Black Series figures there. No Tyrion to be found, but I'm not complaining. My heart skipped a few beats when I saw Fett there.
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Old February 21 2014, 10:46 PM   #4420
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I usually forget that Barnes & Noble stores have a small toy section and rarely think to check them. Congrats, man, that's one sweet score to end the week on! I finally found a Mara Jade yesterday afternoon after what seems like ages of looking and avoiding inflated online scalper prices. Now the only Black Series 3.75" character I have to get is Plagueis and I'll be completely caught up in time for the new Dagobah Yoda wave whenever it hits stores.
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Old February 21 2014, 11:00 PM   #4421
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Oh, and can I just say that this is easily my favorite of the Black Series so far. Better even than Han or the Sandtrooper, and I freaking loved those figures. This, this is just plastic perfection.
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Old February 21 2014, 11:02 PM   #4422
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Oh, for sure. Absolute greatest of the first eight 6" figures, no contest. The Sandtrooper is magnificent....but not Boba Fett magnificent. The only ones on the horizon that might rival or surpass Boba are the Darth Vader and the Emperor.
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Old February 22 2014, 03:14 AM   #4423
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I usually forget that Barnes & Noble stores have a small toy section and rarely think to check them. Congrats, man, that's one sweet score to end the week on! I finally found a Mara Jade yesterday afternoon after what seems like ages of looking and avoiding inflated online scalper prices. Now the only Black Series 3.75" character I have to get is Plagueis and I'll be completely caught up in time for the new Dagobah Yoda wave whenever it hits stores.
Oh, and congrats on finding Mara. I wish that figure hadn't been quite so disappointing. Everything from the neck down is great, but that head.....
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Old February 22 2014, 03:21 AM   #4424
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I have to say, the eyebrows on my copy aren't nearly as bad as others I've seen so my Mara looks better than some. Still, that '80s mall hair does the overall sculpt no favors. Thanks, man. On balance I do like her quite a bit. The body from the neck down is excellent.
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Old February 22 2014, 03:40 AM   #4425
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My local B & N has a whole shelf for stuff related to the Empire game, and I've seen some of the figures there too. I've also seen some of the fancier Marvel/DC collector figures (I can't recall the exact name of the brand, but it has characters like Colossus and others). Perhaps it's a good place to add to your local rounds.
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