Recent Finds/Acquisitions: Movie Heroes/Discover The Force

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Re: Recent Finds/Acquisitions: Movie Heroes/Discover The For

Postby DarthEddie » Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:32 pm

Nice to see. It's been ages and ages since my local Big Lots stores seemed to even bother with 3.75" Star Wars figures from any line.
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Re: Recent Finds/Acquisitions: Movie Heroes/Discover The For

Postby Jedimaster-c » Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:44 pm

I have actually seen the SL Padme at Biglots. The Stormtrooper and Boba Fett from the current legends line I have seen off and on at both TRU and Target.
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Re: Recent Finds/Acquisitions: Movie Heroes/Discover The For

Postby DarthEddie » Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:41 pm

You mean the 2012 Movie Heroes Queen with the ascension backpack and Theed outfit? That was actually a good one.
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Re: Recent Finds/Acquisitions: Movie Heroes/Discover The For

Postby Jodo » Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:24 pm

I noticed these at my Illinois Big Lots recently. I almost picked up the Yoda fighter and AT-RT but then decided I'd rather buy stuff online that I missed a few years ago...

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Re: Recent Finds/Acquisitions: Movie Heroes/Discover The For

Postby DarthEddie » Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:53 pm

The green 2013 Yoda product was a mess. It either didn't get released in the U.S. or it underperformed if not downright flopped at retail. A shame, because some of it was pretty good.
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Re: Recent Finds/Acquisitions: Movie Heroes/Discover The For

Postby Jodo » Sat Apr 19, 2014 9:57 pm

I know, plus I've always been a fan of the mini-rigs, so these were pretty darn tempting!
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Re: Recent Finds/Acquisitions: Movie Heroes/Discover The For

Postby DarthEddie » Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:29 pm

The MTT Droid Fighter was the best of those four Class I vehicle sets! The Obi-Wan has just 5 POA (a straight repack of the Naboo Battle Pack figure) but he's impressive for what he is and has one of the best 3.75" Ewan McGregor heads ever made. A really cool set. The Battle Droid's simple and limited but how often do we get a blue Battle Droid pilot?
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Re: Recent Finds/Acquisitions: Movie Heroes/Discover The For

Postby darth_sidious » Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:08 pm

Total impulse purchase, but picked up a Legends Rex figure - the sculpt is good, and I found one with crisp deco. The nostalgia factor is getting harder to resist as well, at this point - 5 POA figures are here to stay in my collection, so long as they are great sculpts.
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Re: Recent Finds/Acquisitions: Movie Heroes/Discover The For

Postby DarthEddie » Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:57 pm

The Rex is superior to the Cody in the 5-POA line. He's nice for what he is.
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Re: Recent Finds/Acquisitions: Movie Heroes/Discover The For

Postby darth_sidious » Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:50 pm

True, and we also have a few realistic Cody figures that are superior - so there was no chance of me buying him. Rex though, not only looks better, but Hasbro only has a SA phase 1 figure planned - nothing for phase 2, so I'd rather have this instead of nothing.
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Re: Recent Finds/Acquisitions: Movie Heroes/Discover The For

Postby DarthEddie » Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:50 pm

They put more effort and detail into the 5-POA Captain Rex than most of us realized. I have to give them credit for making him better than some (or even most) of the other Saga Legends figures. His articulation is primitive but at least he has both of his blasters and kill marks drawn on his helmet and right arm, important details many of us probably didn't think they'd even bother with on one of these cheaper "budget" figures.

After the Stormtrooper and Boba it's probably my favorite Saga Legends figure.
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Re: Recent Finds/Acquisitions: Movie Heroes/Discover The For

Postby Grimace » Thu May 08, 2014 10:59 am

from EE, I bought the last 3 of the under scaled vehicles

the yellow JSF that Anakin had in CW, the blue ROTS ship and the Slave One (Third) in Boba's color scheme

I have no hope of ever seeing them in the stores so I broke down and got them from EE
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Re: Recent Finds/Acquisitions: Movie Heroes/Discover The For

Postby DarthEddie » Thu May 08, 2014 2:18 pm

There's one DTF or Movie Heroes figure left at my local Walmarts after all this time: a Ric Olie. Still full price.

For 50% off he might be worth picking up just to have another copy of a generally excellent figure. It's been more than two years since the DTF assortment first hit pegs so let's just stick these in the markdown aisles.
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Re: Recent Finds/Acquisitions: Movie Heroes/Discover The Force

Postby Jodo » Tue May 10, 2016 10:01 pm

Tonight my girlfriend and I ran to my hometown Walmart because it's the last day it would be open. Over the past month they have slowly emptied their store in preparation for the Super Center opening tomorrow. A few weeks ago I ran into this Walmart and they had a single Nien Numb TFA figure...This time they had a Discover the Force Aurra Sing! This is a figure I always wish I would have picked up, and I was actually just looking at purchasing it online. I got it for $6, which was an awesome last purchase at this store.

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This was the place I went to the TMP, AOTC, and ROTS midnight madness events as a kid, and this store usually only stays open until 11:00. It's weird how many memories happened in that store!!!
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Re: Recent Finds/Acquisitions: Movie Heroes/Discover The Force

Postby DarthEddie » Sat May 14, 2016 2:28 pm

Congratulations on finding that Aurra Sing! She was one of the coolest figures of 2012 and the Discover the Force 3-D assortment was a great selection of figures that was a lot of fun to buy when they were new. Aurra was probably the best figure in that entire assortment.
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