The Black Series 6" - General Discussion Thread

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Except the Rancor's a different panel with just Chris & Eric from Design, both of whom have done past livestreams. As far as this panel, I can only remember Emily from Design doing a past livestream. Can't recall if we've seen Vickie or Miles before.
Vickie was there when they announced the Holiday figures. I think that's her only "live stream" appearance so far.
 
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I just started collecting the Black Series. What is the chances of a Death Trooper Specialist being rereleased?
 
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I just started collecting the Black Series. What is the chances of a Death Trooper Specialist being rereleased?
Unlikely. The regular Deathtrooper has been rereleased under the Archive subline. You can pick that one up easily. The specialist was part of a Target exclusive 3-pack. I would recommend the Bandai model kit or the Mafex version. Both are superior to the BS imo and come with all the specialist accessories.
 
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If they are showing up in stores I wonder why is BB telling me that my order is delayed. :unsure:
Dorkside explained in an interview last year that all retailers get their ordered cases at random different times within an apparently 6-12 month window with non 100% percentages of how much they ordered. I don't remember if he explicitly stated, but I got the impression that the bigger the retailer, the more chance they'll "naturally" get more of the product (although not necessarily their full percentage).

So yeah during one "shipment" Dorkside may get 80%, EE may get 70%, while Target, Walmart, Amazon get some kind of percentage to make you think they got all they asked for, and because BB only gets 10% on this round you naturally ask, and rightfully perturbed, "Why do I have to wait until next year?"

In my opinion, and while I'm sure America's port-to-distribution transportation crisis isn't helping right now, it all sounds like a problem that should have been solved a decade or more ago.
 
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Dorkside explained in an interview last year that all retailers get their ordered cases at random different times within an apparently 6-12 month window with non 100% percentages of how much they ordered. I don't remember if he explicitly stated, but I got the impression that the bigger the retailer, the more chance they'll "naturally" get more of the product (although not necessarily their full percentage).

So yeah during one "shipment" Dorkside may get 80%, EE may get 70%, while Target, Walmart, Amazon get some kind of percentage to make you think they got all they asked for, and because BB only gets 10% on this round you naturally ask, and rightfully perturbed, "Why do I have to wait until next year?"

In my opinion, and while I'm sure America's port-to-distribution transportation crisis isn't helping right now, it all sounds like a problem that should have been solved a decade or more ago.
More to my point- someone stated they found K2SO in a Best Buy store. I ordered K2SO online back in June. Best Buy is telling me my order is delayed with no shipping estimate. I can go to BB site and order one to be delivered for local pickup 4 days from now, which I would do but the site won’t let me cancel or amend my previous order. It just seemed a little convoluted to me.

I’m just a caveman. Modern product distribution confuses and frightens me. 😉
 
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Gamestop finally canceled my Bespin Escape Leia order that I placed months ago due not getting enough to meet demand.
 
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More to my point- someone stated they found K2SO in a Best Buy store. I ordered K2SO online back in June. Best Buy is telling me my order is delayed with no shipping estimate. I can go to BB site and order one to be delivered for local pickup 4 days from now, which I would do but the site won’t let me cancel or amend my previous order. It just seemed a little convoluted to me.

I’m just a caveman. Modern product distribution confuses and frightens me. 😉
It’s not just you. Best Buy’s e-service is from the dark ages. They shipped my Qui-Jon to an address I had over a decade ago. 🤦‍♂️
 
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Shockingly unlike most most SW, the “King” is in stock and readily available 😂. How this whacko became an action figure is beyond me. I will admit my wife dragged me into watching and it was like a 5 car pileup that you can’t help but stare at.
 
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Shockingly unlike most most SW, the “King” is in stock and readily available 😂. How this whacko became an action figure is beyond me. I will admit my wife dragged me into watching and it was like a 5 car pileup that you can’t help but stare at.

Ditto. Sucked right in and couldn't stop :cool:
It was like if Twitter was a gallery of characters unfolding on the screen :LOL: :ROFLMAO:
 
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Posted in the dedicated thread, but thought the rest of you might want to know - just got this email from Ollie's - Hyperreal Vader for $29.99 starting Thursday 10/21
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FWIW, I got one of these for around $46 when they first came out, and it's a hell of a figure - great likeness, great articulation, great accessories, but just an odd scale at 8". The sculpt and such are Sideshow-level-quality, and I can see where they were trying to go with it, but just not a great decision on the scale.
 
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Posted in the dedicated thread, but thought the rest of you might want to know - just got this email from Ollie's - Hyperreal Vader for $29.99 starting Thursday 10/21
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FWIW, I got one of these for around $46 when they first came out, and it's a hell of a figure - great likeness, great articulation, great accessories, but just an odd scale at 8". The sculpt and such are Sideshow-level-quality, and I can see where they were trying to go with it, but just not a great decision on the scale.

Based on an Instagram post I saw, they have the Hyperreal Luke as well.
 
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"This is deluxe because theres a lot of paint on it" 😆

Oh Hasbro, you're on a terrible trajectory.

The fact they're talking so much about the artwork more than the figure is REALLY telling.

At least the Galaxys Edge packs are exactly what an exclusive should be. Not something most people will be desperate for. If anything, these will peg warm as I don't see anyone really caring for them.
 
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Creature pack basically confirms we're getting a Jabba with dias re-release for RotJ's 40th. Nice.
 
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The only thing I'm vaguely hoping for is a pipeline reveal for a Black Series A-Wing. Not holding my breath...
 
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Had talked myself out of the cantina, and then they say they're doing Figrin D'an. They know how to drag me back in.
 
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