But not a standalone SOLO forum? It's a completely new line look. Every movie of the past three years has gotten one.
It reminds me of a cancelled concept design. I bought one, but I'm not opening any Solo figures until after the movie, to make sure I like it and want to add these to the collection. Its easier to buy it now and return it later instead of hunting for figures a week after the movies release.I had a de-acquisition. Returned the Range-trooper. He was a spur of the moment purchase, but looking at him for a while I'm kind of 'meh' about the style. Watch though, after seeing the movie I'll probably be all "scored four more Range-troopers today!"
The wal-mart I bought him at was still sparsely populated with Solo product. Target had the full roll out finally. Other wal-mart only had the two packs and scattered TLJ clearance figures.
I usually buy very little 'specific to the movie' unless it's something I really like design-wise, prior to seeing the film. The connection just isn't there for me until I see the character/design in context for most stuff. I definitely wanted the Mimban trooper so I just grabbed him (range) at the same time on a whim. I probably would have done the same as you and just tucked him in a corner, but I had something else to return anyway.It reminds me of a cancelled concept design. I bought one, but I'm not opening any Solo figures until after the movie, to make sure I like it and want to add these to the collection. Its easier to buy it now and return it later instead of hunting for figures a week after the movies release.
No surprise about this; I've noticed the same thing at my local retail stores. And, though I didn't go to TRU that often in recent years - with the recent demise of that chain, the brick & mortar choices for SW toys has gotten smaller. I myself am not really collecting the Solo toys to any great extent, but have noticed that they've been tough to track down in stores. I bought all that I have so far (very little) online. In fact, when they were first released a couple of weeks ago, so few stores were putting them out that I didn't even know they were being carried at most places.Something I noticed at both stores is that the 3.75" section has shrunk with each movie release. It was huge for TFA, and an ok size for RO, but small for TLJ, and tiny for Solo. Not a good trend. One factor that played into my decision to get Qi'ra now and not take my chances. I don't have a whole lot of options in my area. There is a Kmart still in my city, but they think it's still 2015. They still have a display full of TFA stuff, and never got any toys for RO or TLJ. .
GD target. I have been going there a lunch all week. Today after finding nothing new, I headed to the seasonal area and found 3 rows down, an end cap full of Solo items. ( everything except the mimban trooper). The trooper was the only figure missing from the two targets I went too. Missed my chance to get that one cause I never go down that way after looking in SW aisle.
I think you are right, he won't come out in TVC. I suppose they could have given him extra arm articulation and still be in keeping with 5POA since he can't have any leg or head articulation. It would have been perfect if they did that without any need to release him in TVC.Also found wave 2 of the Solo figures today at Target. I'm not much of a 5POA guy, but I picked up Moloch because he looked pretty cool and I doubt we'll get him in the TVC line. I also didn't think I wanted or needed Hoth Leia, as I have the TVC one, but damn she looks great, so I picked her up too.