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Mafex is the absolute worst company I buy from with regard to delays. I don’t think I’ve had a single order appear anywhere near on time. Clearly they can’t make their deadlines so why not just add 6 months onto the release date. Not that it would happen but if they released early there would be a lot less complaints
I've wondered that many times. Either add time to the release date, or skip six months before the next announcement to give their production team time to catch up.
 
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I've wondered that many times. Either add time to the release date, or skip six months before the next announcement to give their production team time to catch up.
Are just reveal the figure once it's ready to ship.
 
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Was in line at Walmart today and spotted those cheapie, less than 5POA figures and picked up the Mandalorian on a whim. He's "a little short for a Mando" and only has swivel waist and swivel shoulders, but he does have a ball jointed neck. The blaster is also molded into the hand, but the cape is removable. I do really like the head sculpt though. Here he is with TBS Beskar Mando:



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Here is the Beskar Mando with the cape (which I kind of dig) and the head just kind of perched on top of the neck. Not sure if I want to make the effort to make it more permanent, but I kind of like the look:

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Was in line at Walmart today and spotted those cheapie, less than 5POA figures and picked up the Mandalorian on a whim. He's "a little short for a Mando" and only has swivel waist and swivel shoulders, but he does have a ball jointed neck. The blaster is also molded into the hand, but the cape is removable. I do really like the head sculpt though. Here he is with TBS Beskar Mando:



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Here is the Beskar Mando with the cape (which I kind of dig) and the head just kind of perched on top of the neck. Not sure if I want to make the effort to make it more permanent, but I kind of like the look:

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I like it as well. Nice work.
 
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Was in line at Walmart today and spotted those cheapie, less than 5POA figures and picked up the Mandalorian on a whim.
Could you be a little more specific about the "cheapie" figure? From the pic, that head swap elevated the Hasbro piece significantly... I'm really not a fan of the Hasbro helmet sculpt. I haven't been able to spot this cheap figure on Walmart.com.
 
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Yeah, those "budget" figures have been around for years. Ever since TFA, I believe. They were all over the place in Vancouver B.C. when I lived there.
 
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Was in line at Walmart today and spotted those cheapie, less than 5POA figures and picked up the Mandalorian on a whim. He's "a little short for a Mando" and only has swivel waist and swivel shoulders, but he does have a ball jointed neck. The blaster is also molded into the hand, but the cape is removable. I do really like the head sculpt though. Here he is with TBS Beskar Mando:



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Here is the Beskar Mando with the cape (which I kind of dig) and the head just kind of perched on top of the neck. Not sure if I want to make the effort to make it more permanent, but I kind of like the look:

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Looks good. Even with the cheapo head being slightly smaller it still looks better than the warped oval shape of the BS head. Really drives me nuts that they can nail the helmet in literally every other scale but not 6”
 
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Could you be a little more specific about the "cheapie" figure? From the pic, that head swap elevated the Hasbro piece significantly... I'm really not a fan of the Hasbro helmet sculpt. I haven't been able to spot this cheap figure on Walmart.com.
I haven’t seen the new figures yet but also haven’t really been looking. But in my neck of the woods (NY) you can find them easily at Walgreens or Family Dollar. As EmperorPalps said they’ve been making these since TFA came out. Before the Mando wave there’s been Jedi Luke, Han, Vader, 3po, Kanan Jarrus, Phasma, Kylo, Rey, Maul and a few others I’m forgetting. I think they’re a good value for the price and great for custom fodder.
 
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Was in line at Walmart today and spotted those cheapie, less than 5POA figures and picked up the Mandalorian on a whim. He's "a little short for a Mando" and only has swivel waist and swivel shoulders, but he does have a ball jointed neck. The blaster is also molded into the hand, but the cape is removable. I do really like the head sculpt though. Here he is with TBS Beskar Mando:



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Here is the Beskar Mando with the cape (which I kind of dig) and the head just kind of perched on top of the neck. Not sure if I want to make the effort to make it more permanent, but I kind of like the look:

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That helmet looks light years better. Convinced me to track one of these cheaper versions.
 
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I have to sadly admit now, that if Bandai doesn't reveal any Star Wars figurarts at the next Tamashii event, it's very likely the franchise is in their SHF deep freezer.
 
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I have to sadly admit now, that if Bandai doesn't reveal any Star Wars figurarts at the next Tamashii event, it's very likely the franchise is in their SHF deep freezer.
The most telling release window will be the first few months of 2022 - since that's when we would expect to see Mandaloria Season 2 figures get released. If they aren't working on new style Boba Fett, Ahsoka and Dark Trooper, they are almost certainly done with Star Wars.

My guess is that they will continue with Star Wars, but probably focusing on the top characters from the new shows.
 
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I have to sadly admit now, that if Bandai doesn't reveal any Star Wars figurarts at the next Tamashii event, it's very likely the franchise is in their SHF deep freezer.
I'm just really glad I got my complete ANH set (although I do wish we'd gotten a Tarkin).
 
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(although I do wish we'd gotten a Tarkin).
As much as I love SH Figuarts, I can't imagine what they could possibly do to entice me to buy it given Hasbro's excellent version.

If anything, I'd expect a goofy, aesthetic-ruining chest crunch like Dooku.
 
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As much as I love SH Figuarts, I can't imagine what they could possibly do to entice me to buy it given Hasbro's excellent version.

If anything, I'd expect a goofy, aesthetic-ruining chest crunch like Dooku.
I'm pretty happy with the Hasbro figure too - it's currently on my New Hope shelf with all the great SHF figures (and Hasbro's Rebel Fleet Trooper and Tuskin Raider). I hate Tarkin's hands, but fortunately he poses well with them behind his back.
 
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As much as I love SH Figuarts, I can't imagine what they could possibly do to entice me to buy it given Hasbro's excellent version.

If anything, I'd expect a goofy, aesthetic-ruining chest crunch like Dooku.
To be fair Dooku was a years old prototype and not representative of newer designs.
 
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Found and picked up two of those value line Mando's from Walmart.

For those looking, they were in the checkout aisles, on the right side with the cell phone chargers and other impulse buys, found them on the absolute bottom shelf, next to the similar style marvel 'figures.' Almost bought Vader, the Grogu figure is out of whack too large, like the size of a regular figures torso so passed on him.
Haven't swapped the heads yet, but its interesting looking at the figure standing on my desk over there, the 3 or 4 poa aside, the fact there's really no paint apps past the window box aside, it does present quite nice. More so if you consider I mostly display in neutral poses anyway. For $5. Got me questioning my reality as a collector, lol.
 
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I don't know what they are officially called, or if they even have a name. They sell them at grocery stores, Dollar General, 5 Below, and the like and also up by the registers at Walmart.

Yakface just refers to them as "value figures"

https://yakfaceforums.com/main/2021...mando-and-the-child-figures-found-at-walmart/
I wouldn't have guessed I was going to like these Hasbro "Value" figures, but now I can't stop looking for them:

Latest Pickups:


My Collection So Far:


Black Series Comparison:


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I wouldn't have guessed I was going to like these Hasbro "Value" figures, but now I can't stop looking for them:

Latest Pickups:


My Collection So Far:


Black Series Comparison:


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How does Grogu compare to TBS ? Especially the pram, although its slightly smaller scale, it looks to be a tad bigger than the TBS version
 
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Looks like Bandai is Re-Releasing the 1/12 kit for The Death Trooper...
Where is the best (price-wise) e-tailers/retailer to nab one ?

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My SHF Armorer has finally shipped from nin-nin game. I had almost all but forgotten about it.
 
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None that I know of, there's nothing on the packaging to indicate one.
Yeah, makes it pretty hard to find something specific online. Tried for hours to find a comparsion of "Value" Grogu vs TBS with no/all wrong results so far.
I really need to see the pram compared to TBS, want to know if I will skip the Target Deluxe and get this instead
 
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Thanks!
And ... They're sold out :(
Pre-orders, anyway.
Maybe there'll be more.

I found it interesting that Hobby Lobby and Target picked up the line.
I remember seeing Boba in a Hobby Lobby last year.
Any chance either store chain will pick up other figs?

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I'll swing by on my way home and see if they have any left. They are only a few bucks, so no great loss. I can always display him on my desk at work.
Sorry, didn't make it yesterday, but will definitely swing by today. I am in the market for another budget Mando so I can harvest his head.
 
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I just checked Wallyworld and picked up Grogu. They had everyone except Mando, the one I wanted. As others have said they were on the bottom shelf of the island filled with misc crap by the checkout area.
 
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I just checked Wallyworld and picked up Grogu. They had everyone except Mando, the one I wanted. As others have said they were on the bottom shelf of the island filled with misc crap by the checkout area.
Show me, show me, SHOW MEEEE 🤪🤪🤣🤣🤣
How does the pram compare to TBS ? How does TBS Grogu fit inside ?
 
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I just checked Wallyworld and picked up Grogu. They had everyone except Mando, the one I wanted. As others have said they were on the bottom shelf of the island filled with misc crap by the checkout area.
I checked my local last night and nil. Lots of weird **** in that area..!
 
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Show me, show me, SHOW MEEEE 🤪🤪🤣🤣🤣
How does the pram compare to TBS ? How does TBS Grogu fit inside ?
Ok, I picked one up today and, man, I'm really glad I did! I really dig both the pram and Grogu. The pram actually seems more detailed than the TBS one and Grogu is really great as well. Same articulation as the 2-pack TBS version (ball neck and wrists) and, honestly, looks a little better to me. I always thought the TBS pram seemed a little small for the TBS Grogu. I think the "Budget" Grogu and "Budget" pram scale better with each other. Both are rather large in comparison to the TBS version though...but I don't know, they kind of work. I'll let you be the judge:

"Budget" version:

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"Budget" version vs. TBS version:

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TBS Grgu in the "budget" pram:

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TBS Mando and "Budget" Grogu:

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TBS Mando and "budget" Grogu with pram:


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Ok, I picked one up today and, man, I'm really glad I did! I really dig both the pram and Grogu. The pram actually seems more detailed than the TBS one and Grogu is really great as well. Same articulation as the 2-pack TBS version (ball neck and wrists) and, honestly, looks a little better to me. I always thought the TBS pram seemed a little small for the TBS Grogu. I think the "Budget" Grogu and "Budget" pram scale better with each other. Both are rather large in comparison to the TBS version though...but I don't know, they kind of work. I'll let you be the judge:

"Budget" version:

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"Budget" version vs. TBS version:

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TBS Grgu in the "budget" pram:

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TBS Mando and "Budget" Grogu:

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TBS Mando and "budget" Grogu with pram:


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Thanks mate 😊😊 I LOVE the budget version. Definatly will keep my eyes open for this. Maybe adding some softgoods padding and a little blanket to make TBS Grogu look a little bigger inside 🤔
Does the pram have a closed front too ?
 
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Unfortunately it doesn't. It also doesn't have a stand like the TBS one, so it just sits on the ground, though I am sure it wouldn't take much to rig something up.
 
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I'm sure a Bandai stand will have some kind of clamp option that would work with it in some fashion. Or even 3D print an attachment that would work with an existing figure stand.
 
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I picked up the budget Grogu while at Wallyworld the other day for no reason whatsoever (other than frustration from not finding Mando. If anyone wants him, pm me
 
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