Phoenix Board # 191: Skiffs, Guards, Retro Figures and Double Force Friday

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AZ Ave & Pecos Rd Walmart - 1 Skiff, 1 Jabba's Palace Playset, several Vintage Skiff Landos and Luke pilots. 1 of each Sith Jet trooper, Poe, and Rey. 1 gold saga pack (Luke and Chewie, surprised these have sold well as it was full of them on FF). A lot of GOA's figures.
 
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I also didn't see the newer Halloween Droid Factory droid, glad I ordered 1 online. Stuff seems to be selling out quickly. Also anyone who hasn't gone to Galaxy Edge, it is really cool. They have some cool stuff in the shops. The Large Build a Droids are a lot cooler then I expected. I got 1 and tempted to get other colors. They are just a pain to cart around when in the park. I wound up dropping mine off in the room and then went back to the park.
Dang it. I asked Gsr Jedi to get one for me when he goes there this month (They were not out yet when I was there in early August). Also, in the future you can ask a cast member to hold your purchases and get them before leaving the park for good, this is a free service.
 
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AZ Ave & Pecos Rd Walmart - 1 Skiff, 1 Jabba's Palace Playset, several Vintage Skiff Landos and Luke pilots. 1 of each Sith Jet trooper, Poe, and Rey. 1 gold saga pack (Luke and Chewie, surprised these have sold well as it was full of them on FF). A lot of GOA's figures.
I never saw the gold figures on TFF. Not that I wanted them anyway.

I need to take a good look at the GOA figures. I've read good reviews about them. Even from sites that don't think they're necessary.
 
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I saw them and I think they are an abomination. Admittedly the packaging is GORGEOUS but they have no play value for kids, which unless I am wrong was something Hasbro was striving for...
 
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I never saw the gold figures on TFF. Not that I wanted them anyway.

I need to take a good look at the GOA figures. I've read good reviews about them. Even from sites that don't think they're necessary.
Were you not at the this particular Walmart on FF? I thought I read that you went there.
 
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Dang it. I asked Gsr Jedi to get one for me when he goes there this month (They were not out yet when I was there in early August). Also, in the future you can ask a cast member to hold your purchases and get them before leaving the park for good, this is a free service.
I scoured WDW for these and the only place I found one was in Star tours beat to all heck. The next day at the store in Launch bay they had at least 60, all on minty mint cards. I wish I lived even remotely close to a store like that. The launch bay store has the best condition stuff.
 
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Target AZ Ave & Ocotillo - TVC Poes, Luke X-Wing Pilots, many regular TROS BS6, many GOA figures, Solo Vandor sets for $19.99. Not much.
 
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Ross @ 24thst/Baseline - I found some $7 FO TIE fighters , Micro Force and a 4 pack I wasnt aware of, (only worth it for the trooper).
 
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Not 100% sure, but I think the 4-pack may have been a Kohl's exclusive. I just couldn't justify the price for a red pauldron.
I saw this full price at a gamestop too. No way It's worth it. at $7 i's get it.
 
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Apparently Rian Johnson was interviewed and this was his response about him still doing a new trilogy: "“Well we’ll see, I mean I’m still talking to Lucasfilm, they’re figuring out what they’re doing, and we’ll see what happens, but you know I’d be thrilled if it happens but I’m doing my own stuff too.”"

This does not sound like things are proceeding, which I am more than okay with. Personally, I think Lucasfilm would be stupid to disregard all of the backlash from The Last Jedi and the fans' opinion of Johnson.
 
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According to JTA, Kids Warehouse had the AT-DT available for $12.99. When I click on the link now it doesn't show a page. I would've possibly considered this to get one to customize and make look like the actual vehicle. I was very disappointed with this release. Though, in all honesty, I have a feeling doing a complete rebuild would be the only way to get it right. The Hasbro version is just completely out of proportion.

 

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Though, in all honesty, I have a feeling doing a complete rebuild would be the only way to get it right. The Hasbro version is just completely out of proportion.
It looked way too much like a cheap toy the first time I saw pics online.

It needs the TVC treatment rebuilt from the ground up, but is highly unlikely to get it. A shame as it's a cool vehicle design.
 
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What gets me is how Gamestop ended up with it. And Zuckass for that matter... Do people just return them there?
 
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I just called Hasbro about the helmet and spoke with Amanda. She saw the same issues I did. She put me on hold to see if she could find anything out, but wasn't able to, so she took my information and is going to call me back later with an answer. She completely agreed that the version on the box looks far more realistic. I told her if the other one is the end result I'm going to probably pass on it entirely. She was great to talk to and very pleasant.


I will say the picture of the helmet alone almost looks like it was done in a paint app. Like they were just trying to prototype something. it doesn't look like it's actually on the helmet to me.
I talked to another rep from Hasbro and it is sounding like the weathering is going to match the picture of the helmet out of the box. I let him know if that was the case I was going to pass. He said he would relay that information to the product team. It seems really stupid to have the product differ from the picture on the box. If I see it locally, like at GameStop, I may pick it up and check the weathering and then if it doesn't match I can return it with a just cause.

Very disappointing.
 
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I just received this from Gentle Giant...

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