The Black Hole DIsney Select Classic Series!

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EE has these for an estimated January 2020 shipment.

V.I.N.CENT and Old Bob: https://www.entertainmentearth.com/...ssic-series-1-vincent-and-bob-figures/dc83789

Maximilian: https://www.entertainmentearth.com/...sic-series-1-maximilian-action-figure/dc83790

There is also a set which includes the aforemtioned robots, plus the Rocketeer.

I'm preordering V.I.N.CENT and Bob. I loved those two as a kid and never was able to get one from the Mego line, though I had a couple of the human characters.
 
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I pre-ordered the set from BBTS. Black Hole toys are not very common, or the Rocketeer for that matter.
 
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I just hope the line does well, then we might get some humans. Besides, there's still the sentry robot to do! That's a definite army builder for me, although knowing my luck they'll make S.T.A.R. a store exclusive and I won't be able to get him over here in the UK!
 
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Awesome news! Loved this movie and wanted figures so bad as a kid.
 
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These, along with the new Tron figures, are a disappointment to me since they keep making these things in a scale I don't collect.
Feel like missed opportunities.
That said however, since The Black Hole is still one of my top 5 favorite films, I pre-ordered them as soon as I got the email notification about them.
I also don't collect the Funko Pop figures but got the exclusive VINCent and Maximillian as soon as I heard about them.


I just hope the line does well, then we might get some humans. Besides, there's still the sentry robot to do! That's a definite army builder for me, although knowing my luck they'll make S.T.A.R. a store exclusive and I won't be able to get him over here in the UK!
Serves you right! Since we never got the original Old BOB, STAR, or the Humanoid in the US.
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These, along with the new Tron figures, are a disappointment to me since they keep making these things in a scale I don't collect.
Feel like missed opportunities.
That said however, since The Black Hole is still one of my top 5 favorite films, I pre-ordered them as soon as I got the email notification about them.
I also don't collect the Funko Pop figures but got the exclusive VINCent and Maximillian as soon as I heard about them.


Serves you right! Since we never got the original Old BOB, STAR, or the Humanoid in the US. :p
Neither did we in the UK sadly. Just Italy and Canada as far as I know!
 
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Got my preorder in today. These guys will look great with my Neca Planet of the Apes and McFarlane Trek figures (Kirk and Picard, sadly the only ones in the line, that I know of).
 
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Got my preorder in today. These guys will look great with my Neca Planet of the Apes and McFarlane Trek figures (Kirk and Picard, sadly the only ones in the line, that I know of).
This reminds me of other unfinished lines that I collected, like Pulp Fiction and the Muppets from DST.
 
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At first I was excited, then shocked, $27 for one figure?! Then I realized these were 7" scale, which I have no interest in.
They are cool looking though!
 
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So I watched this movie this weekend...first time in 25+ years. I have some issues/questions. Beware - SPOILER ALERTS! :p

1. Wow - 40 years later - I can see why it bombed. Still love it.
2. VINCENT is kind of annoying.
3. Still love Old BOB - it's like Old Yeller dying. :-(
4. How does Cygnus not get incinerated by the meteors?
5. Humanoid face still freaks me out. This was a Disney movie?
6. After going through the Black Hole, how does Reinhardt get into Maximillian? Max has no "legs".
7. Reinhardt/Max seem to be standing in Hell? Can't believe Disney put this in a kids movie.
8. Never noticed the throngs of Humanoids walking through hell with Reinhardt/Max watching over them.
9. What happened to the Palamino crew? Did they fly through Heaven? And was that an angel flying with them?
10. The "laser" special effects were horrible.

Thoughts?
 

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So I watched this movie this weekend...first time in 25+ years. I have some issues/questions. Beware - SPOILER ALERTS! :p

1. Wow - 40 years later - I can see why it bombed. Still love it.
2. VINCENT is kind of annoying.
3. Still love Old BOB - it's like Old Yeller dying. :-(
4. How does Cygnus not get incinerated by the meteors?
5. Humanoid face still freaks me out. This was a Disney movie?
6. After going through the Black Hole, how does Reinhardt get into Maximillian? Max has no "legs".
7. Reinhardt/Max seem to be standing in Hell? Can't believe Disney put this in a kids movie.
8. Never noticed the throngs of Humanoids walking through hell with Reinhardt/Max watching over them.
9. What happened to the Palamino crew? Did they fly through Heaven? And was that an angel flying with them?
10. The "laser" special effects were horrible.

Thoughts?
This wasn't really a kids movie. It almost feels like it was an adult movie adapted into a kid's movie.

(EDIT:)I just read the wikki and it was originally a disaster film and was the first PG rated Disney film.

I loved it as a child, hated it the second time I saw it in high school, and appreciated it the third time I watched it. The score was amazing though. I listen to the overture all the time.

I found BOB more annoying than Vincent. Why a robot would be programed with that voice is baffling (yet it was also done with Starcrash).
Hell is one of the reasons for the PG rating. Max is stuck in hell, imprisoned inside his robot, like he imprisoned his crew as androids.
The good guys went to heaven (led by an angel) but were released back into the universe through the white hole. IDK if it was an alternate reality or not though. The planet in front of then infers that they will survive.

I suspect the novelization explains it it better detail. I think the book tries to explain the scientific inconsistencies more.
 
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I suspect the novelization explains it it better detail. I think the book tries to explain the scientific inconsistencies more.
Not really. I read the novelization of it when I was a kid, and from what I remember, they were physically atomized by the black hole and scattered across the galaxy with Kate's telepathy holding them together as a consciousness.
 

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Did the novel have the heaven/hell part then?

I know the reboot is on hold because it is to Dark for Disney. I wonder if that will change any time soon. Now that Disney owns just about everything, they could produce it with another company.
 

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It was a good read. I'm listening to the OST on Youtube right now. It is the theme, not the overture that I like.

I made a cast of the STAR robot pencil holder and the remains are in my Jabba's droid torture room trophy chamber.
 
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These are currently going for three figure sums over here in the UK. Hardly any online retailers are carrying them, and those that are are long since sold out. I think it's safe to say these have been very popular.
 
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So wait have these come and gone? I thought they weren't out until November. Are those EE and BBTS preorders just there for kicks, but they wont actually be getting them in November? I see several rare out of print items on EE's site that dont say Sold Out but rather say "Temporarily Out of Stock, Place your order now and we'll deliver when available" (example The Real Ghostbusters Select Wave 10). But they have said that for literally years on some of these items. And another item that was once in stock last year that I had my eye on reverted back to Preorder status (with 'xxxx (month)' 2020 in the description). And then when that month comes they change it to say the following month, and so on. Its been like that for almost a year. I want to preorder the Black Hole figures, but I worry they will just be on perpetual pre-order. Were the Black Hole figures ever in stock on these sites but sold out and reverted to Preorder? And no this isnt a Covid issue, I've noticed it in particular since 2019.
 
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I can only speak for the UK, but despite them not having hit here yet, everyone carrying them this side of the pond has already sold out their pre order allocation. I've found one place that says limited extras will be available when they ship, but they don't offer an in stock alert, so I'm having to check the site almost daily.
 
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So wait have these come and gone? I thought they weren't out until November. Are those EE and BBTS preorders just there for kicks, but they wont actually be getting them in November? I see several rare out of print items on EE's site that dont say Sold Out but rather say "Temporarily Out of Stock, Place your order now and we'll deliver when available" (example The Real Ghostbusters Select Wave 10). But they have said that for literally years on some of these items. And another item that was once in stock last year that I had my eye on reverted back to Preorder status (with 'xxxx (month)' 2020 in the description). And then when that month comes they change it to say the following month, and so on. Its been like that for almost a year. I want to preorder the Black Hole figures, but I worry they will just be on perpetual pre-order. Were the Black Hole figures ever in stock on these sites but sold out and reverted to Preorder? And no this isnt a Covid issue, I've noticed it in particular since 2019.
Only one I have seen at Walgreens is Vincent. Never saw Maximillion.
 
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