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Darth Mingus

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  1. 1 minute ago, DYRL VF-1S said:
    15 minutes ago, SpaceCowboy said:

    Still no word on when the preorder for Roy goes up?

    Yup. PO night was yesterday. Got cartjacked 10 times but finally scored on AJ at 4:32 AM. I haven’t seen playasia post yet though.

    Got one on Amiami at 2:18 AM EST.  NY's stupid wait system would't even let me on the site.

  2. Just now, sqidd said:

    Has anyone seen people pulling off poses with one yet?

    Every video i've seen has been treating this thing very gingerly.  This video goes through a lot of the gimmicks like the opening panels, etc.

    2 minutes ago, Sanity is Optional said:

    I swear I have no idea what you're talking about.


    Nope, no idea at all.

    My storage area looks like that, then I buy something...

  3. 59 minutes ago, sqidd said:

    If they did a Skunkworks thing they could increase their margin while still not having to worry about shelf warmers. Th Skunkworks thing could eliminate scalping almost 100%. If they eliminate scalping they can raise the MSRP and we would all still buy them. Most of us would end up paying less in the long run.

    Not quite, Bandai either wouldn't or couldn't open this up to most of us due to a party that won't be named.  The skunkworks product would still take up factory time and they could probably do a worldwide offering with something else in their catalog, like Dragonball, that would absolutely pay itself off.

    8 hours ago, Sanity is Optional said:

    It's not the cost of production, t's the opportunity cost. Bandai has their own factory, it's a question of if it's worth slotting this stuff for production over something else.

    Bandai outsources production of the Tamashii Nations stuff to China.  They partner, but they do not own the factories.  They own the factories that make Gunpla and they do that in Japan.  I think that is why they decided to retool and release the 1/60 RX-93 as a "Metal Structure".  They probably did the design (they have been talking about it for years), didi the analysis and realized that they would probably need diecast (the old 1/100 had diecast hips and legs) and over 2000 parts so it would not have been economically feasible to do the work themselves in their own factories, because of the opportunity costs and all the other Gunpla lines they would have to put on hold to output this thing.

  4. The first episode implied that bounty hunters needed a place to start for the FOBs to work.  That's where the skill part comes in.  The first episode cut to the Mandalorian landing on the right planet to trigger the FOB, but it may not have been the first planet he visited.  The Mandalorian's goal is to find a planet that is remote enough that it does not get a lot of interstellar traffic.

    Taking out the raiders and their AT-ST probably made the bounty hunter grapevine, which caused the bounty hunter to visit the system in the first place.  Once there, the FOB activated and he was able to find the village.  There were references to the fact that they were on the planet for a few weeks before the bounty hunter showed up.

  5. 20 hours ago, Mommar said:

    You bought the Mandelorian in anticipation of IG-11?  Because there’s already a Black Series Mandelorian and IG-11 released and they’re way cheaper.

    Yeah, it is a mental block.  Because the Black Series is done by Hasbro, I don't think it is worth the money, even though they are much cheaper.  I was going to start collecting the Black Series, then I saw the Slave Leia figure and was nope... I still have not shaken the "cheap, mass produced crap" image for the Black series, even though I know some of them are good.


    7 hours ago, Mommar said:

    Still no sign of baby, though.

    Knowing Bandai, that will be the release, final battle of episode 1 version release of the Mandalorean, followed by the deluxe, mid-episode 3 version.

    Seriously, I caved and ordered my first Star Wars S.H.Figuarts Star Wars figure because of the IG-11.  I want to recreate the scene of the two of them from the end of Episode 1 where they enter the door.

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