Star Wars Black 6 inch General Discussion

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Re: Star Wars Black 6 inch General Discussion

Fri Sep 30, 2022 12:50 am

It's a nice day to start again
It's a nice day for a white wookie
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Fri Sep 30, 2022 1:23 am

Just opened four Darktroopers between a BBTS order and finding in person at Target. Here’s a rundown:

They’re SHINY. The gloss paints/plastics look slick as hell.

The sculpts are sharp and intricate. Lots of hinges and pistons and things throughout. It looks like armor over a complex machine.

The articulation is plentiful, though loose in many spots, though not consistently through all four figures. Wherever there’s a hinge, there’s a swivel on both sides of it. That’s elbows, wrists, knees, ankles. Ball/socket top of neck/base of head and at base of neck and into torso. Hinged shoulder pads. Butterfly joints. Ball hinge shoulders. Double swivel hinge elbows and wrists. Torso pivot. Ball/socket hips. Thigh swivel, double swivel hinge knees and wrists. Rocker ankles. Some of the ankle hinges feel loose, others don’t. I think that’s probably the only problem spot I saw across more than one copy.

Accessories are light but fair. Rifle, additional pair of fists, and rocket blasts for the feet, I’m guessing. I won’t be using those because I don’t have room for flight stands in my display. I plugged the fists onto one, and he will repeatedly pummel Djarin’s Beskar.

I don’t think I needed four, since my display is already out of space anyway. But these are quite sick, and feel even scarier the more there are.

Target’s 31.49 each beats BBTS’s 34.99. These should be $25, but clearly I like to shovel money over to Hasbro. Darktroopers are still impressive.
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Fri Sep 30, 2022 3:22 pm

Not gonna lie, that white Wookie is actually pretty cool. If I find it on sale or clearance I may get one.

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Re: Star Wars Black 6 inch General Discussion

Fri Sep 30, 2022 3:28 pm

Benedict wrote:
Wed Sep 28, 2022 1:02 am

Elbows and shoulders have a little better range than you think.
Oh for real! I'll have another look. Thanks for pointing that out.
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Fri Sep 30, 2022 3:30 pm

Trunks3540 wrote:
Fri Sep 30, 2022 3:22 pm
Not gonna lie, that white Wookie is actually pretty cool. If I find it on sale or clearance I may get one.

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I am thinking the protocol droid will be good fodder for repainting as a random background character, once they inevitably go on clearance.
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Fri Sep 30, 2022 4:51 pm

Nothing wrote:Finally got Saw Gerrera for $16.99 today, it felt great.
I was so disappointed when I got that figure at $31.49 (admittedly, so I could get free shipping on something else I wanted). Would have liked it SO much more if I paid $18 for it. Good for you.

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Fri Sep 30, 2022 5:00 pm

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Thu Sep 29, 2022 9:11 pm
Finally got Saw Gerrera for $16.99 today, it felt great.
I saw your post and instantly felt a pang of envy. That figure is $65-75AUD in most places. I wondered where you bought it, so I googled. Found a retailer who has them on sale for a good discount, down to $55. Hit the button and went through the sale process. Still not as good as $16USD though.

I then noticed they accept part-payment using airline rewards points, for the one airline where I actually accumulate points, which I've had sitting there for a decade and never used. So I dumped all 7000 of them into this purchase. End result?

About $16 Aussie dollars.

That's roughly $10.50 in America 8)
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Fri Sep 30, 2022 5:02 pm

Niiiiiiiiice!
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Fri Sep 30, 2022 8:19 pm

Nothing wrote:
Thu Sep 29, 2022 9:11 pm
Finally got Saw Gerrera for $16.99 today, it felt great.
Went back to my Target where I found Antoc on sale and they had Saw listed on the tag at $31.49. But I scanned him and he was only $10.49. Then I tried Teeka, but it scanned at $27.99. Left the Jawa bought Saw.
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Re: Star Wars Black 6 inch General Discussion

Fri Sep 30, 2022 9:51 pm

Any news on when to expect a pre-order for the Halloween Skeleton Troopers? Those are the ones I'm really looking forward to. I'm sure it's been said, but it's hard to keep track of things anymore.
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Fri Sep 30, 2022 10:55 pm

The Holiday BS stuff feels a lot more thought out and fun then the ones from 2 years ago. I'm going to try to get a few of those ginger clones. It's too funny.
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Sat Oct 01, 2022 12:10 am

joshsquash729 wrote:
Fri Sep 30, 2022 9:51 pm
Any news on when to expect a pre-order for the Halloween Skeleton Troopers? Those are the ones I'm really looking forward to. I'm sure it's been said, but it's hard to keep track of things anymore.
YakFace says the Wookie is to be found at Walmart on Oct 6, while the skeleton clone trooper will come from Target, but with no release date mentioned. I’d guess Oct 6 for that too.
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Sat Oct 01, 2022 3:32 pm

YakFace posted in their Instagram that wave 35 will have Cassian, Bex, Mon Mothma, and Luthen from Andor. Happy to finally be getting MM.
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Re: Star Wars Black 6 inch General Discussion

Sat Oct 01, 2022 3:43 pm

Got a couple Darktroopers! Such awesome figures! Like Norm wrote, they really feel and look like slick armor encasing complex droids. I just love the design of these droids, and the figures recreate it so nicely and with lots of articulation. Lots of detailed sculpting everywhere. These feel well worth the price to me.


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Re: Star Wars Black 6 inch General Discussion

Sat Oct 01, 2022 4:42 pm

joshsquash729 wrote:
Sat Oct 01, 2022 3:32 pm
Happy to finally be getting MM.
Indeed, indubitably, 100% this.

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