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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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