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Hasbro's Black Series 6" Figure Line New 6" Marvel Legends Style Figures

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 08:36 AM

Darth Vader reviewed:
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http://thefwoosh.com...ies-darth-vader

If there was one character that would make me buy into this line, it would be Vader. But, I share some of the disappointments on this with The Fwoosh. Better luck next time? Sure, it's SW and Hasbro, and may not be the sole incarnation we get in this scale...but the waiting game, compounded with the $20+ per figure price tag, makes you wanna pull your hair out.

An odd mix and match of the best of Vader (which makes you wonder about Hasbro's future plans for the character), and horrible cloth clothing...Pass. A very disappointed pass.

But, hey, at least Mr. Shaw kinda has eyebrows here.

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 09:12 AM

View Postfeatofstrength, on 29 August 2014 - 08:36 AM, said:

Darth Vader reviewed:
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http://thefwoosh.com...ies-darth-vader

If there was one character that would make me buy into this line, it would be Vader. But, I share some of the disappointments on this with The Fwoosh. Better luck next time? Sure, it's SW and Hasbro, and may not be the sole incarnation we get in this scale...but the waiting game, compounded with the $20+ per figure price tag, makes you wanna pull your hair out.

An odd mix and match of the best of Vader (which makes you wonder about Hasbro's future plans for the character), and horrible cloth clothing...Pass. A very disappointed pass.

But, hey, at least Mr. Shaw kinda has eyebrows here.


Thanks for the link!

I'll be picking this guy up. I think the reviewer was nit picking, big time. This may make me a bad Star Wars fan but if there's a difference between an ESB Darth Vader and a ROTJ Darth Vader (like that guy seems to think), I don't know.

I still want to know if you can dress his vest over his chest armor....

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 10:42 AM

View Postfeatofstrength, on 29 August 2014 - 08:36 AM, said:

But, hey, at least Mr. Shaw kinda has eyebrows here.


That's why this Vader is one of my favorites. I think it may be the only Vader with eyebrows.

http://www.rebelscum...lmetnofront.jpg

He and the Saw Anakin figure must have snuck through just before George pulled the plug on any pre-special edition product.

Of course it does make MORE sense that his eyebrows are burned off...practicality trumps nostalgia here. I guess that's why George makes the big bucks.

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 03:18 PM

6" The Black Series Prototype Boba Fett & Series 5 Found At Walgreens

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 06:25 PM

This is the kind of stuff that really pisses me off!

I have had the Boba Fett pre-ordered from Walgreens for over a month now, and have had this series of Black figures pre-ordered from Entertainment Earth even longer, and they are BOTH all over eBay and I haven't gotten a darn thing! Why even pre-order?!

I had a case of the Speeder Bike and Jabba pre-ordered from EE as well and found them at K-Mart weeks ago. I cancelled that order, and it looks like I am more than likely going to find Vader, Chewbacca, Jedi Luke, and the new Sand trooper in stores before EE ever gets them in. Heck, EE hasn't even gotten the Anakain and Clone Trooper in yet either! @grumpy@




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Posted 31 August 2014 - 06:55 PM

I already hit a few Walgreens today and nothing exclusive except the Game of Thrones dwarf. Would have been great if these hit two and a half months ago when I was in Puerto Rico where you see a Walgreens every half mile.

Chewie, Vader, and Luke will also be at other stores eventually, right? They're not Walgreens exclusives? I don't care about the white Boba.

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 07:05 PM

Yeah, the others are going to be available wherever the Black figures are sold.

Speaking of which, I have a question that I was wondering if anyone could help me out with...

I recently got the Anakin and Clone Trooper figures and noticed something strange about their numbering.

As everyone knows, every figure so far has been numbered, and from what I have seen of the boxes so far, that numbering system begins all over again with the new blue boxed figures, thus ending the numbering of the orange figures.

Until I received my Anakin and Clone Trooper in the mail last week, Bespin Luke was my last, numbered 11. Then when I got my package in the mail, I noticed that Anakin is numbered 12 and the Clone Trooper is 14! Who is number 13?!

Can anyone out there help me out? Does anyone know why they left a hole where 13 should be? I have looked at numerous auctions and such for the Stormtrooper and Boba Fett, the other figures that round out this wave, and they all have the same numbers they had before. I am just a little confused.




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Posted 31 August 2014 - 07:29 PM

View Postangiedee, on 31 August 2014 - 07:05 PM, said:

Who is number 13?!

Maybe it was supposed to be Chewie? Remember Hasbro showed him off in the smaller orange/black packaging in a wonky looking pose? But then they apparently thought better of it and pushed him back so he'd only appear in the updated packaging.

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Posted 31 August 2014 - 08:28 PM

View PostCrow T Decepticon, on 31 August 2014 - 07:29 PM, said:

View Postangiedee, on 31 August 2014 - 07:05 PM, said:

Who is number 13?!

Maybe it was supposed to be Chewie? Remember Hasbro showed him off in the smaller orange/black packaging in a wonky looking pose? But then they apparently thought better of it and pushed him back so he'd only appear in the updated packaging.


Hadn't thought about that. Makes perfect sense. It leaves a strange hole in my collection though... lol

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 12:07 AM

View Postfeatofstrength, on 29 August 2014 - 08:36 AM, said:

Darth Vader reviewed:
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http://thefwoosh.com...ies-darth-vader

If there was one character that would make me buy into this line, it would be Vader. But, I share some of the disappointments on this with The Fwoosh. Better luck next time? Sure, it's SW and Hasbro, and may not be the sole incarnation we get in this scale...but the waiting game, compounded with the $20+ per figure price tag, makes you wanna pull your hair out.

An odd mix and match of the best of Vader (which makes you wonder about Hasbro's future plans for the character), and horrible cloth clothing...Pass. A very disappointed pass.

But, hey, at least Mr. Shaw kinda has eyebrows here.


I was afraid of this because I don't want to buy multiple different Vaders over the process of this line I want a definitive Vader and definitive Luke Jedi figure. I just don't want to buy multiples of a certain character in this line like the 3 3/4 inch line because of the cost. For that price these 6" figures need to be definitive versions. :(

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 12:10 AM

View Postfettman, on 01 September 2014 - 12:09 AM, said:

View Postfeatofstrength, on 29 August 2014 - 08:36 AM, said:

Darth Vader reviewed:
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http://thefwoosh.com...ies-darth-vader

If there was one character that would make me buy into this line, it would be Vader. But, I share some of the disappointments on this with The Fwoosh. Better luck next time? Sure, it's SW and Hasbro, and may not be the sole incarnation we get in this scale...but the waiting game, compounded with the $20+ per figure price tag, makes you wanna pull your hair out.

An odd mix and match of the best of Vader (which makes you wonder about Hasbro's future plans for the character), and horrible cloth clothing...Pass. A very disappointed pass.

But, hey, at least Mr. Shaw kinda has eyebrows here.


I was afraid of this because I don't want to buy multiple different Vaders over the process of this line I want a definitive Vader and definitive Luke Jedi figure. I just don't want to buy multiples of a certain character in this line like the 3 3/4 inch line because of the cost. For that price these 6" figures need to be definitive versions. :(

Maybe I will just wait for the definitive version

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 05:03 PM

View PostCrow T Decepticon, on 31 August 2014 - 07:29 PM, said:

View Postangiedee, on 31 August 2014 - 07:05 PM, said:

Who is number 13?!

Maybe it was supposed to be Chewie? Remember Hasbro showed him off in the smaller orange/black packaging in a wonky looking pose? But then they apparently thought better of it and pushed him back so he'd only appear in the updated packaging.


Ya, this is probably what happened. I think he was orginally supposed to be released in the same wave as Anakin and the Clone Trooper.

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 07:21 PM

I think one of the other SW sites found an 'error' Anakin packaged in a #13 Orange Chewbacca box, if I find it, I'll post a link

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 08:01 PM

For those that want him Walgreens has been getting the Proto Armor Boba, Darth Vader, Chweie, Luke and Sandtrooper. This is what you need to do to find them because at almost every store they are in the stockroom.

Find one particular walgreens and talk to the manager, give him/her this number to look up 352867.
If they have it in their stock ask to get them, if not ask if they can do a search of the other stores in your area and LYK what stores have them in.
When you go to the other stores use the same number to have them bring them out to you.

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 08:19 PM

I just went to walgreens.com to check on my two Proto Bobas that I have on pre-order and check out what the text under the pic of that figure says...

http://www.walgreens...p?Ntt=boba+fett

Funny huh? "Not sold in stores"! Yet everyone is finding them in stores and I still have not gotten my pre-order! I wish I had a store near me, but there are none within at least an hours drive. Can anyone out there that has a Walgreens anywhere near help me out?!




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Posted 02 September 2014 - 12:42 AM

everywhere I went it was the Game of Thrones Show they were $16.99.......in the last 3 days I stopped by some Walgreens just to see if they had anything...I got lucky & found 2 hotwheels I was scopin for....I snagged up a Flinstones ride & the Mystery Machine.....I'm looking for "The Homer".....no pun.....I even spotted an Joe Retaliation early wave Rockblock....yikes.....(at a Big Lots I even spotted an Motuc Icarius still sitting on the shelves, still 10$, it was kinda sad, the last holdout from He-mania that wasn't too long ago) buttt I'm hunting for early signs of Absence of Darkness Boba Posted Image & Agent Venom so far I have only spotted AV at one Walgreens here in Phx but I know they're being found here due to other sightings....but as far as I know....no Boba's, just yet.....but they'll have em soon enough.........I heard a small voice in the Game of Thrones section.....Xmas is coming Posted Image

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 07:35 AM

Again, if you want to check if a store in your area has one

Find one particular walgreens and talk to the manager (or call if you need to), give him/her this number to look up 352867.
If they have it in their stock ask to get them, if not ask if they can do a search of the other stores in your area and LYK what stores have them in.
When you go to the other stores use the same number to have them bring them out to you.

These are most likely in the stock room and not on the shelves.

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 04:02 PM

View PostCyber Bishop, on 02 September 2014 - 07:35 AM, said:

Again, if you want to check if a store in your area has one

Find one particular walgreens and talk to the manager (or call if you need to), give him/her this number to look up 352867.
If they have it in their stock ask to get them, if not ask if they can do a search of the other stores in your area and LYK what stores have them in.
When you go to the other stores use the same number to have them bring them out to you.

These are most likely in the stock room and not on the shelves.


I appreciate the info and decided to call a store to check on the availability before making a 45 minute drive to my nearest Walgreens.

Before I did that though, I made a quick call to the walgreens.com customer service to check on my pre-order status and to ask why these seem to be available everywhere before any of the pre-orders have shipped.

The girl I spoke with at customer service checked my order and said that these were "not in stock" and that they had "stopped taking orders for them" and then told me that they would not be available until November.

When I told her what you had said about the item number and so many people finding them in stores, she then transferred me to another customer service rep. I then had to tell the same story to them.

Long story short, the person I spoke with then asked me where these stores were that were selling them and said that those figures were not supposed to be on the shelves until November and that any manager selling these beforehand would be in serious trouble. He said it was like putting dvds out on shelves before their release date (which a Walgreens I had gone into on a trip a week before the Man of Steel Bluray came out and had them on the shelf until I tried to buy one and they were taken to the back) and that was not allowed. This guy would not stop as he kept probing me to tell him where the stores were that these figures were being found.

I then told him to just check eBay as these figures were showing up everywhere, and he said that whoever was selling them early would get in serious trouble once the sales reports were all turned in and these were seen as being sold in their store. He said that was a "serious breach of their policy" and that the store managers could be fired! "These items have a specific release date and ARE NOT to be sold early. Employees can be fired for doing so."

Sheesh... seems a little severe for a toy!

Anyway, I decided to call my nearest Walgreens and gave them the number, 352867, and the associate told me to wait and she would check. She then got back on the line about 30 seconds later and said the manager would be with me in a moment. After about 2 or 3 minutes, the manager got on and said that they had nothing by that number. She then asked, "Is that for a Darth Vader thing?" To which I said that yes, he was a figure in the assortment. She then said that, "We are doing some resets, so you might want to check back in a month or so." I thanked her and hung up.

Seems to me a little strange what I was told by the customer service, but that is what I got! NOTHING! lol




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Posted 02 September 2014 - 11:08 PM

The more and more I think about what happened to me today, the more I think it was total nonsense. I mean, WHY on earth would the customer service people make such a big deal about a simple toy?! And why, if there was any legitimacy to what they were saying, WHY would store managers sell something that they might get fired for? Maybe these people were poking a little fun at me? Bot sure if that makes me feel any better, or even more upset!@grumpy@

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 11:09 PM

Should say "Not sure" in the last sentence... not "Bot sure" lol

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 01:05 AM

I don't know, it sounds plausible to me that there may be a street date for these and some employees might be unknowingly breaking it. Walgreens is pretty new to the whole action figure exclusive game. If there is a street date, it would also explain why they haven't shipped your figure yet.

I think you just got a customer service rep who took his job a little too seriously. Maybe he thought he was going to get a promotion by exposing these 'rogue elements' within the Walgreens system, haha. How annoying though, all you want is some answers about your Boba Fett and you're being asked to "name names" instead. They shouldn't waste your time with that silliness.

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 09:03 AM

If there was a "street date" then no one would have been able to purchase these. They are being found left and right out in the "wild" right now. I call BS on their claims.

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 09:36 AM

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If there was a "street date" then no one would have been able to purchase these. They are being found left and right out in the "wild" right now. I call BS on their claims.


That's basically what I told them! Heck, eBay is overflowing with them! It just makes me mad that I have had not only this Boba Fett, but this entire wave, plus the wave before it, pre-ordered for MONTHS and haven't gotten a thing! Kinda makes no sense to pre-order anything when they show up in stores WAY before the pre-orders show up!

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 02:17 PM

I have to say that even though I havent found any of these in my area yet, the 2 walgreens that I have called are very helpful. Both stores managers that I spoke to took down my name and Phone # and said they would put them aside for me and call me when they come in. One Manager was in the middle of unloading a delivery as we spoke so I gave her the skew #s(Venom and Boba Fett) and she said that Venom was on the truck and she would call me when the truck is unloaded. They even took down my info for when they get in the Boba Fetts as well. When was the last time you got this type of service at Target, Walmart or TRU???

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Posted 06 September 2014 - 08:58 AM

View Postangiedee, on 02 September 2014 - 04:02 PM, said:

This guy would not stop as he kept probing me to tell him where the stores were that these figures were being found.


...man, it's like the principal hounding you to rat out your friends!

I have a feeling a lot of Walgreens are guilty of this "violation" because these new figures are all over ebay now. I think I'll take that number and head to a Walgreens today to try my luck. Vader is calling to me!

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