The pair for members was $170.00 so for me that’s a good deal I thought, always nice to save some cash but a new Chewie was something I never thought I’d see so I’m happy to appreciate the new pose as soon as he’s released rather than waiting for a price drop, sometimes a character being repeated is a good thing & this I feel is one of those times.Though I (know) I will be punished for my impetuousness on getting this Chewie full price now and not waiting for it to go on sale, I pre-ordered it anyway as when you see all the photos on GG of him it's an impressive looking piece!
As a GG member (not a PGM member but I still have an account) I was offered the $170 too and still passed as I didn't like the Solo at all . But Chewie is nice so I got him alone.The pair for members was $170.00 so for me that’s a good deal I thought, always nice to save some cash but a new Chewie was something I never thought I’d see so I’m happy to appreciate the new pose as soon as he’s released rather than waiting for a price drop, sometimes a character being repeated is a good thing & this I feel is one of those times.
To be fair this is the first pictures & prototype, I have yet to see a mini-bust look exactly like the first pictures we see..., they always tweak things. In this case the lips are looking slightly too wide, the bottom lip anyway but if painted a bit darker it’d turn out different I think.C'mon, this is what Chewie looks like:
and this is GG's pink puffy lips version:
Seems a lot of folks here think he looks fine so I'll just leave it at that.
That’s not it. The regular bundle price is $240. Order before June 4 and it’s $20 off each, or $200.Think they mean you can use your one time use coupon code for an extra discount.
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My thoughts exactly. Not to mention look at the merchandise focus in general since that movie. Beloved or rare OT characters, prequel / Clone Wars characters to appease the hardcore fans. That has been the theme with the Black Series 6" exclusives giving us Captain Rex, Commander Gree, Commander Wolffe for example. GG gifts / busts and even Disney Elite exclusives have focused on OT obscure or fan favorite characters and EU.They might have skipped it because so many people hated the movie ?
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I get what you're saying Ben, however I'm speaking on terms of pure merchandise sales. The sequels merchandise really doesn't sale anywhere near as well as OT or even many Prequel characters do. I can tell you while I will never have a problem re-selling a Boba Fett, Stormtrooper, McQuarrie themed figure or mini bust or even a prequel female Jedi, Clone Commander / Darth Maul item trying to sale a Kylo Ren or Captain Phasma item means losing money or literally giving it away. I had to do that with the 6" and Elite figures I once owned by giving them to my friends kids to play with. Not the worst fate mind you for an action figure .I'd be careful to separate TFA from TLJ. If you look at Rotten Tomatoes fan scores TFA has an 88% while TLJ has a 46%.
I wish they would let Dave Filoni take over. He is a true fan, personally saved Black Sun, Darth Maul's re-emergence with his Brother Savage Opress and Grand Admiral Thrawn from the mouse's dumpster bin by putting these written EU stories into his cartoons and thus making them official canon.My thoughts on Solo and Star wars today.
Kathleen Kennedy is killing the Star Wars franchise because she is so drastically changing it ( remember what I said above about Americans not liking change?). What used to be escapist and mythical, what was once wondrous and ennobling of the human spirit, is now pedantic, preachy, and small-minded.