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 on: Today at 12:00:45 PM 
Started by jmac - Last post by jmac
My Mandalorian arrived today! 9 days short of three months, but, Im glad he finally made it. Hes a great figure!

 on: Today at 05:23:00 AM 
Started by Wedge1021 - Last post by Darth Cujo
While I enjoyed the bad batch in the clone wars episodes I didn't think anyone was exactly clamoring for a series based on them. I could certainly think of other subject matter I'd rather see a series based on. I'll check it out at some point though it won't get me to resubscribe to disney+ on it's own.

I quit my subscription at the end of the mandalorian documentary series. Unfortunately my subscription ended at midnight as the final episode released so I missed that one. I wasn't going to pay for one more month to catch that last episode.

My daughter has now apparently outgrown Disney cartoons as she didn't watch the service at all over the 8 months I had it. And as much as I was enjoying some spider-man cartoons, they'll be there in the fall when the mandalorian returns. Definitely looking forward to more mandalorian and the other series they're working on.

 on: Today at 01:02:59 AM 
Started by Wedge1021 - Last post by Wedge1021
Well, looks like The Clone Wars lives on yet a little longer, in the form of a new animated show:

 on: Today at 12:18:05 AM 
Started by napseeker - Last post by jjreason
The stores receiving brand new figures & putting them out at clearance prices because they're finally dumping last years figures provides the opportunity for folks to get deals too & you cant blame the collectors for that. That's retail not understanding their product well enough -or not caring about making any money off it.

 on: July 13, 2020, 04:04:17 PM 
Started by napseeker - Last post by Darth Cujo
Ha I'm notoriously a cheapskate on certain things. Collecting included. I always was one to take advantage of sales. To the point of price adjustments and planning around sales. Product was so frequent, and as difficult as certain waves were to get, the vast majority could be found on sale. And TRU had constant cycles of sales, they conditioned us to the point where the sale price was the real price. That was the business model on a line that was massive and perpetually available and selling successfully. I don't blame collectors for expecting sales and not being willing to pay full price. For a long time that was the norm.

While I think TRU and even Hasbro are partially to blame for setting the market the way it was, collectors need to recalibrate their expectations. We're in a new era now. Finding stuff at regular price is hard enough let alone on sale. So I also have started preordering from Dorkside and Amazon. I pay more but buy less so it's a little less painful. And I don't have to run around and waste my time and money on gas.

 on: July 13, 2020, 02:29:33 PM 
Started by napseeker - Last post by Wedge1021
Same here. I'm happy to take advantage of a sale, but most of what I buy now is pre-ordered at regular price. I have no time to chase things down only to miss out on them anyways.

 on: July 13, 2020, 02:11:04 PM 
Started by napseeker - Last post by old man ben
I have to say, I agree with Canadian Jedi.  I will gladly pick up a deal if I find one, but I will happily pre-order to get the products I want with the least amount of hassle - no running around to dozens of stores only to find nearly empty pegs.

 on: July 13, 2020, 01:22:11 PM 
Started by napseeker - Last post by Canadian Jedi
For myself I find myself not being a deal seeker .  What I want is the product to arrive in good condition and not to have to run around to several different stores to get an item.  So the next 2 waves I have ordered from Dorkside in a full case, that will hopefully arrive in great condition .  If a deal comes up, I will take advantage of it, but I am willing to make a purchase at full price to save time and energy.   I am tried of competing for the same limited supply of product which fellow collectors and scalpers are trying to get. 

 on: July 13, 2020, 12:20:11 PM 
Started by napseeker - Last post by JediPatrick
I completely understand the argument of space constraints, niche product (although not that niche considering that the Jabba/Sarlacc scenes take about 1/3 of the ROTJ movie), and maybe pricing as well. But honestly, for 500$, this was a real bargain considering the product once you have it in hands. It's clearly the most well-done and detailed product Hasbro made for Star Wars to date. There's no way anyone could justify the Barge not being at least 50% more than a 300$ Falcon or 5 times a Disney Jawa Sandcrawler. No way. This is a masterpiece.

What I don't understand is rather people whining that we do not get enough products, signing a petition to request more, and then who will most probably back up when asked to back the new Haslab, whatever it is. I mean, for me the lack of coherence is what will most probably have the next campaign failing.

I've been in this game long enough (since 1996) to see that the SW Community has sadly become one mostly seeking bargains, clearance sales, and trying to not to pay the product at the original price. That's almost all we see: store reports of sales, mail call with low prices, etc. etc. I do appreciate people trying to save money, but then these people shouldn't complain that the 3.75" line is almost dead...

That behavior is what kills the line nowadays, because Hasbro not seeing the profits margins they expect for this line will most likely results in them axing the line for good. I respect the decision of people passing on a product due to pricing, but then again, why complain and whine about Hasbro not offering enough if you don't intend to buy? That's what I see all over social media nowadays. Personally, if I were not planning to buy the products they offer us, I would certainly not sign a petition, and furthermore would never complain about Hasbro. I would stay low...

But it's just me. Maybe I'm getting too old to see kids whining all the time. Yeah, that could be it...   :-\

 on: July 12, 2020, 10:23:13 PM 
Started by napseeker - Last post by Wedge1021
I'd also say that, if we're being really honest, the barge is kind of a niche vehicle even within the Star Wars universe. For those of us who are hardcore collectors of Jabba's Court Denizens, it's a no-brainer. But for the rest of the collectors, and even Star Wars fans in general, I'd put it pretty low on the list of iconic vehicles. I agree with JJ re: the Snowspeeder, etc, though it being in the 6" scale might have hurt that too.

In contrast, the Sentinels are one of, if not THE iconic "big figure" that Marvel collectors and fans think of - possibly second only to Galactus. And within the Marvel Legends collecting community, the X-men have a very dedicated, hardcore collecting fanbase. I'm sure there are many who have ordered multiples, not as a resale investment like those who bought multiple barges, but to actually keep and display. And the add-on incentives only make that even more likely. I went from likely ordering just one, to seriously contemplating how I could make 3 happen now that there are the different heads.

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