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 NORM
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Posted by: @ru1977

@normdapito Thanks for posting your findings though. That is one reason I have stopped doing customs anymore. Aside from never being happy with my painting skills, I also don't have the drive or budget to really go for it with proper parts swapping, dremeling or bondo-ing when needed.

I was convinced it would be a straight head swap. Spotted the same(ish) swap in the background of a photo on Reddit, but I should have compared in person. Also serves me right for following something I found on Reddit regarding action figures. I haven't gotten out of the habit of scrolling through that app, which I did in Fwoosh's absence. Those n00bs have been collecting for all of a day. They keep posting the dumbest stuff, it's so much more inane and mundane than even the ad infinitum stuff that's happened here for twenty years.

 


   
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@normdapito That's funny but I definitely hear you. It may even have been during the Fwoosh absence for me as well, but I was on a Legends Reddit and a Black Series Reddit for maybe a few weeks. Both were INCREDIBLY tedious to me though. All I really wanted was upcoming figure news, and I could get some of that if I happened to check immediately after it was posted. Mostly it was just collection showcasing. Which is nice I guess but it wasn't for me either.


   
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 NORM
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Posted by: @ru1977

@normdapito That's funny but I definitely hear you. It may even have been during the Fwoosh absence for me as well, but I was on a Legends Reddit and a Black Series Reddit for maybe a few weeks. Both were INCREDIBLY tedious to me though. All I really wanted was upcoming figure news, and I could get some of that if I happened to check immediately after it was posted. Mostly it was just collection showcasing. Which is nice I guess but it wasn't for me either.

Or “I just bought this, how’d I do?” Or “this just broke, what do I do?” Or “here’s my one month old collection”

 


   
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Heh, right! "I just started, what do you think of my Din and Rey figures?!"


   
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Reddit.  Never has there been a more retched hive of scum and villainy.

I kid, I kid.

Recently I have tied up some loose ends in my Black series Collection.  I found a good deal on Figrin Dan on Amazon and got x2 to finish up my Modal Nodes band having 6 in total between multiple Figrins and the Deluxe set.

Then, due to Hasbro Pulse having the outlet sales, I picked up Bix Caleen, Vel Sartha, Tala, and Din in Disguise at some really good prices.  Then at full price I got the Tusken Chief and x2 Pyke Soldiers.

So, that caught me up on all the new stuff or stuff I'd put off.


   
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@supercamel-1982
Nice haul! I just couldn't bring myself to army build musicians. As much as I loved the Andor series, I don't have a single figure from that show. I'm hoping the stock of Pyke figures fails before my resolve to not buy any.


   
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Huh.... I loved Andor as well but didn't get any figures either.

...maybe I'm finally growing up.


   
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Posted by: @normdapito

Posted by: @ru1977

@normdapito That's funny but I definitely hear you. It may even have been during the Fwoosh absence for me as well, but I was on a Legends Reddit and a Black Series Reddit for maybe a few weeks. Both were INCREDIBLY tedious to me though. All I really wanted was upcoming figure news, and I could get some of that if I happened to check immediately after it was posted. Mostly it was just collection showcasing. Which is nice I guess but it wasn't for me either.

Or “I just bought this, how’d I do?” Or “this just broke, what do I do?” Or “here’s my one month old collection”

 

And every other picture is someone's hand holding a figure that they could have just posed on a flat surface.  Or a random picture of a figure with the headline "Cop or pass?"  The whole action figure subreddit is the very definition of low effort.

 


   
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I doubt they will but I'd wish they'd rerelease Jesse and Fives. I was not able to find them when they were out recently. Rex needs to come back out as well for that matter. I missed all of those, and I really liked that whole squad. Only one I managed to find was Echo, cause he was a Target figure, and I have a friend who worked there at the time. These exclusives suck sometimes.


   
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Posted by: @trunks3540

I doubt they will but I'd wish they'd rerelease Jesse and Fives. These exclusives suck sometimes.

They suck most of the time honestly. I'll double check but I might have an extra of at least one of those.


   
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Glavis Ringworld Mando has been in stock for MSRP for like a half hour on Amazon if anyone needs him Amazon Link check other sellers if he's not coming up.


   
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@vicious7171 Thank you for that. I keep wanting that figure then remembering I prefer his first episode look. I know they likely won't but I wish they'd update that figure.

Also, I found Doctor Aphra on Amazon after searching for the Ringworld Din, listed for $23-something. I thought that was reasonable and almost got her but I guess I'm easing out of the line.


   
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Posted by: @ru1977

Huh.... I loved Andor as well but didn't get any figures either.

...maybe I'm finally growing up.

I really liked Andor, but had no urge to buy the figures. They just aren't very "star wars-y"...which vibes perfectly with the show, just not my shelf 😊 

 


   
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Right, exactly.


   
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Posted by: @ru1977

I keep wanting that figure then remembering I prefer his first episode look.

I'm with you. I think Mando looked way more interesting with the hodgepodge armor (and maybe the one mithril shoulder piece) than the all-silver version he wore for the rest of the series. 


   
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