UK Findings and Buyings Thread

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Not a finding but I thought worthy of posting, rumours are swirling of a re-release of the Sail Barge. With the recent partnering of Zavvi for both the Haslab Sentinel and now the GE Smugglers Run Falcon, could this would be the avenue they would use to release it to this country?
This would obvioulsy be a great opportunity for those that didn't get it (a lot of people over in Europe) but I'm shocked they will re-release it so early on. I never believed them when they said never again but I thought ROTJ anniversary at the earliest.
 
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Not a finding, but today I saw The Empire Strikes Back. In my local cinema. My inner ten year old approves.
Ah man, so jealous! I'd booked at my local Odeon, but they then decided (most likely because of the postponement of Tenet) that they're not going to open indefinitely... How was the social distancing at your screening? I hope places are able to reopen safely (for both staff and guests) - but people are always arriving late to films and not sitting in their allocated seats here, so I worry staff would have to enforce it and that could cause arguments. But then the staff here are also usually just students that don't care anyway. The amount of times I've walked in without anyone bothering to check if I've got a ticket... (Limitless member though, so I do pay!)


Not a finding but I thought worthy of posting, rumours are swirling of a re-release of the Sail Barge. With the recent partnering of Zavvi for both the Haslab Sentinel and now the GE Smugglers Run Falcon, could this would be the avenue they would use to release it to this country?
Were these rumours started by a reliable source? I'd be mighty tempted...

EDIT: For what it's worth, Steve Evans (one of the Hasbro guys behind the Haslab Barge project) just said "I wouldn't hold your breath" when asked about a re-release on instagram....
 
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Were these rumours started by a reliable source? I'd be mighty tempted...

EDIT: For what it's worth, Steve Evans (one of the Hasbro guys behind the Haslab Barge project) just said "I wouldn't hold your breath" when asked about a re-release on instagram....
It has been mentioned as a rumour by a couple of usually reliable sources,but that's how these things usually spread - someone posts on here a rumour, it gets picked up, someone on youtube says "there's a rumour about x" it then gets posted on here they whoever has also heard the rumour so maybe there's something in it and that creates more chatter and it spreads further and further!
 

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Received the Yoda/Luke pack from Star Action Figures today.

Re the Barge, I'm sure it will happen at some point, but to me it would be odd to do it now as that would mean a $400 Falcon, a new Haslab Project which could be $350 - $500+, and the Barge $500 all in a short space of time in the current economic climate.

And then on the other hand there's hardly any TVC figures and small to mid range at retail, and next to no TVC for ESB's 40th
My take on it is we heard whispers about a potential Falcon re-release at the back end/beginning of this year, so I'm guessing this could hit early next year.... I do agree that it's a stretch to believe that Hasbro would just do a one and done on this, knowing there was a demand, which is just leaving money on the table.
 

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Ah man, so jealous! I'd booked at my local Odeon, but they then decided (most likely because of the postponement of Tenet) that they're not going to open indefinitely... How was the social distancing at your screening? I hope places are able to reopen safely (for both staff and guests) - but people are always arriving late to films and not sitting in their allocated seats here, so I worry staff would have to enforce it and that could cause arguments. But then the staff here are also usually just students that don't care anyway. The amount of times I've walked in without anyone bothering to check if I've got a ticket... (Limitless member though, so I do pay!)
Just four folk at my afternoon screening of Empire, including me. Seats were allocated when booking online, ticket was a QR code email. Staff escorted me to the exact seat.
 

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Received the Yoda/Luke pack from Star Action Figures today.
How are you finding it? Mines in the post on its way, but I notice its come in for quite the critical drubbing in its own thread. Everything I've seen so far looks amazing, including a couple of YouTube unboxings.... I can't see my opinion changing, so I'm still looking forward to mine...
 

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How are you finding it? Mines in the post on its way, but I notice its come in for quite the critical drubbing in its own thread. Everything I've seen so far looks amazing, including a couple of YouTube unboxings.... I can't see my opinion changing, so I'm still looking forward to mine...
The Yoda sculpts are good but IMO the green is too dark.

Luke suffers from looking like he has lapped on makeup. Thankfully the arms are a million times better than the 3 3/4 version released a few years back. It would have been nice if they would have included an alternative handstand head sculpt
 

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Hot Toys 40th Boba Fett arrived today from Toys Buying Agent. Expertly packaged and no customs.

Deciding if I should open it or not as the box art is fantastic.
That's good to hear. I've got a couple of pre orders with him and he did say he could assist on the customs.

The Boba packaging did look really nice but I'm running out of space at the mo, need more Ikea cabinets, so having to be selective on what Hot Toys figures I buy until I can get more storage.
 

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Do ID tend to do dispatch emails? I've got a two part order I paid the balance on last week, both of which should be going out some time this week. I've done a search on past emails, and all I can find for every order I've placed this year, are order confirmations and balance requests, no dispatch notices. On my ID account, I've got two figures saying completed (which I assume means they're in the way) and three still processing. I'm just trying to do the mental gymnastics to work out when I have to be in for the postie!
They send out a ‘Shipped’ email.
Check in your junk mail, for some reason everything I order off of Star Action Figures ends up in there!
 

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My signed copy of 'Stormtroopers, the true story' arrived yesterday from Lindsay and Brian Muir.
Nice book, plenty of photos behind the scenes and interesting read so far.
 

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Is the Black Series shadowtrooper available anywhere other than Forbidden Planet? It's £25 there and StarActionFigures is out of stock.
 

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My ATOC wave minus a B1 arrived today from Star! (finally!) along with a full set of Ghostbusters plasma, and a few ebay figures, poor postie.

Most importantly, the set I've got are the earlier batch, Anakin without the skirt, Kit without the painted dread loops, and light brown boots/light tan tunic/dark hair Obi. Honestly thought it'd bug me, but honestly, to my eyes (and I know I'm no doubt wrong) he looks more accurate, probably because the colors are so close to my old Saga figure!

Gorgeous blues on the sabers, if the hilts are reused on Plo/Ki.., it doesn't feel so due to the paint apps, the standout for me is Plo, incredible figure. Kit is superb, and controversially.., I think Obi is too (though I have given him a robe I bought online, steep but better than anything I could make. Anakin's got a Toybiz LOTR cast off which is close enough).

No two ways, Anakin's a let down, these are "my" versions and I've wanted them since the start, and he's basically a cheap repaint with a dicey head, such a shame after ROTS Anakin, Mace, and Dooku's likenesses especially, even Padme. He's like a blend of Hayden, Jake Lloyd and Angus T Jones.. I'll warm to him though. Nice wash on the boots!

If you've got the busters coming.. are you in for a treat. Weirdly though, the numbering for the BAF part is all wrong on my boxes and I missassembled Vinz to start

Edit: Just rewatched the first half hour or so of Clones.., in my opinion, the boots/tunic/hair on Obi wan all match the lighter colors in some scenes, like when they go to meet with Padme for the first time, while it looks darker in the Jedi temple.., so I guess it varies depending on the scene and lighting (as you'd expect). The hair on Obi though matches up pretty well with the clone armor version. Can see there's a good likeness somewhere in the new Anakin.., viewed from the sides.., its decent, tilting the head seems to sell it more. I'll take pictures later
 
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Is the Black Series shadowtrooper available anywhere other than Forbidden Planet? It's £25 there and StarActionFigures is out of stock.
It’s back in stock at Star Action Figures if you are still looking.

- ASH
 

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Find Star Wars Emperor Palpatine Force Link Figure at The Entertainer. Shop the full Star Wars range. Enjoy free delivery on orders over £40
 
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Black Series Beskar Mandalorian is back up for pre-order on SAF if, like me, you missed it the first time.
 

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Just picked up Hoth Han and Leia from the ESB Retro Collection at Corby Asda; saw them sitting there and got hit by instant nostalgia. I had seen the ESB wave on eBay but not in the wild yet so it was a nice surprise. Now to find Luke and Yoda!

Edited to add: I'm quite enjoying today's desk setup...

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Edited to add: I'm quite enjoying today's desk setup...

Ooft, That TVC Mandalorian is one of the best figures Hasbro have every done. Great setup!
 

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Ooft, That TVC Mandalorian is one of the best figures Hasbro have every done. Great setup!
It really is, Hasbro knocked it out the park. It's one of the few times I've been tempted to buy a second to keep carded as well, the whole presentation worked great.
 

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This is a picture of my Imperial Stormtroopers and company escorting a tank load of Kyber Crystals.
I've been buying up all the Rogue One 5poa Stormies i can find in my local Entertainers, rude not to at £3.75 each. For variety i've customised a few.

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Just received TBS Wave 25 from Star Action Figures
 

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BS FO helmet? Interesting.
I suppose it makes a change for it to be something other than Mando related.
It's sounds like the main rumour is that they're doing Captain Cardinal for Galaxy's Edge/Target, and the White one will be the inevitable variation....
 
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