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ToyFair 2016... let's talk!
« on: February 13, 2016, 04:38:37 PM »

http://news.toyark.com/2016/02/13/toy-fair-2016-hasbro-star-wars-display-193913

Anyone know why Darth Maul is referred to as the "Red Avenger"???

The softgoods on the 6" Luke worries me. Look at how flabby the arms are!

6" Princess Leia looks decent but I don't like that peeved expression on her face.

6" Ahsoka's face looks really off...

6" AT-AT driver looks good but the helmet seems too small (but Hasbro knows we'll rush to buy him anyway... now where's the 6" scale AT-AT walker lol :P)

6" Snowtrooper looks bad. Something about how elongated his head and body are that bugs me. I may not army build this guy after all.

Revan, which I have zero interest in, looks the best out of the lot. Ironic.
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Re: ToyFair 2016... let's talk!
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2016, 05:16:02 PM »

I'm mainly depressed by the absolute lack of anything in the 3.75 line for TFA apart from the Takodana pack.

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Re: ToyFair 2016... let's talk!
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2016, 05:50:09 PM »

I'm mainly depressed by the absolute lack of anything in the 3.75 line for TFA apart from the Takodana pack.

I'm sure no one who already bought the 5POA Finn and Rey are all that happy that they'll have to buy them again just to get Maz Kanata.  Wonder if that was a deliberate (and nasty) strategy on Hasbro's part.
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Re: ToyFair 2016... let's talk!
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2016, 09:25:57 PM »

I'm mainly depressed by the absolute lack of anything in the 3.75 line for TFA apart from the Takodana pack.

I'm sure no one who already bought the 5POA Finn and Rey are all that happy that they'll have to buy them again just to get Maz Kanata.  Wonder if that was a deliberate (and nasty) strategy on Hasbro's part.
Of course it was.  :tongue0024: Hasbro used to do that regularly then they seemed to listen to collectors and moved away from that practice. But it makes sense from a business standpoint. Besides the 5 POA line isn't for collectors.

From the photos I think the 6" figures all looked good except Lukes soft goods. I love soft goods when appropriate but for luke it was an obvious mistake in approach. Oh well I'm sure I'll get him anyways.

The lack of any reference to any SA line is not surprising since they will seemingly be exclusives from now on and exclusives rarely show up at toy fair but the fact they are still "resting" the vintage line sucks. And they mentioned that theyve looked at continuing the vintage line as 5 POA. I'd be fine with that. I'd pick up the OT ones that have never been done on a vintage card to keep carded and a few others here and there. But my loose collecting would be pretty much done. 
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Re: ToyFair 2016... let's talk!
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2016, 08:56:08 AM »

I forgot it was this weekend. I was looking forward to seeing what was coming next from the WM 3.75" line - looks like nothing.

As a result, I see nothing there for me. Mixed feelings about that, to be honest.
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Re: ToyFair 2016... let's talk!
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2016, 10:29:36 AM »

http://news.toyark.com/2016/02/13/toy-fair-2016-hasbro-star-wars-display-193913

Anyone know why Darth Maul is referred to as the "Red Avenger"???

The softgoods on the 6" Luke worries me. Look at how flabby the arms are!

6" Princess Leia looks decent but I don't like that peeved expression on her face.

6" Ahsoka's face looks really off...

6" AT-AT driver looks good but the helmet seems too small (but Hasbro knows we'll rush to buy him anyway... now where's the 6" scale AT-AT walker lol :P)

6" Snowtrooper looks bad. Something about how elongated his head and body are that bugs me. I may not army build this guy after all.

Revan, which I have zero interest in, looks the best out of the lot. Ironic.
Guessing they are calling Maul "Red Avenger" is to keep him quiet - he is referred to as "The Old Master" in Rebels.
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Re: ToyFair 2016... let's talk!
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2016, 10:30:14 AM »

I forgot it was this weekend. I was looking forward to seeing what was coming next from the WM 3.75" line - looks like nothing.

As a result, I see nothing there for me. Mixed feelings about that, to be honest.
Join us on the 5 POA train.

That 6" Kanan looks sweet.
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Re: ToyFair 2016... let's talk!
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2016, 11:25:55 AM »

Join us on the 5 POA train.

JJReason: No! I'll never join YOU!

Darth Paul:  Search your toy collection, you know 5POA to be the future. Hasbro never told you what happened to 3.75" super-articulation...

JJReason: They told me enough! They told me you 6" collectors killed it!

Darth Paul: No.  I am Deryl DePriest... and 5POA is here FOREVER ::evil laugh::

JJReason: That can't be! That's impossible!!! ::jumps into the abyss::

[Epilogue: JJReason landed on a massive pile of unsold 5POA figures at the bottom of Cloud City. It saved his life.]

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Re: ToyFair 2016... let's talk!
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2016, 03:12:23 PM »

I love SA stuff. Just not at $15 bucks each.

Says the guy who just bought a 6" Resistance Trooper...at full price.
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Re: ToyFair 2016... let's talk!
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2016, 03:24:04 PM »

I like 3.75" SA figures, but not at that price either. That's why I don't have Rey or Finn, which kinda makes me sad. I've seen them both numerous times, but I just can't pay full pop for them once I see any little thing that bugs me about the figure at that ridiculous price (for these, I don't like Rey's skin tone & the hair always looks painted a little off & Finn looks fat or something - just not quite right).
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Re: ToyFair 2016... let's talk!
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2016, 03:42:27 PM »

Before seeing the new additions to the 6" figure lineup (mainly AT-AT Pilot and Snowtrooper)  :cool0037:
After seeing the new additions  :party0007:
After buying them  :)
Checking my bank account     :mad0218:
My bank account  :explosion:
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Re: ToyFair 2016... let's talk!
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2016, 11:19:42 PM »

Anyone know why Darth Maul is referred to as the "Red Avenger"???

Cross promotion with the Marvel franchise  :winking0071:
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Re: ToyFair 2016... let's talk!
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2016, 12:46:05 PM »

Anyone who saw that recent Stan Lee interview where he speculated about a future crossover between the Marvel Universe and the Star Wars universe would shudder at even the hint that Darth Maul would be an avenger :D



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