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Black Series: Wave 6

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Black Series: Wave 6

Postby AaylaSecurasMan » Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:46 am

This wave is up for preorder at BBTS now.
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Re: Black Series: Wave 6

Postby YAK_Chewie » Tue Sep 09, 2014 1:15 pm

It's a pretty good wave and uses the new cardback design with the TIE pilot. Could be why we're seeing limited supply (perhaps) of Wave 4/5, to make way for the packaging design.

Here's what's in the wave.

•2 x Episode III Darth Vader
•2 x Episode V Yoda Dagobah Training
•2 x R5-G19
•2 x Episode V Hoth Luke Wampa Attack
•2 x Darth Malgus
•2 x Starkiller

I preordered my case from Dorksidetoys about a month ago. Back then, they showed a September shipping date but they moved back to October now.

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Re: Black Series: Wave 6

Postby Grimace » Tue Sep 09, 2014 4:12 pm

am I the only one who thinks that the Yoda will pegwarm?
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Re: Black Series: Wave 6

Postby YAK_Chewie » Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:02 pm

He might do okay because historically Yoda seems to sell rather well... and the new cardback...

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Re: Black Series: Wave 6

Postby darth_sidious » Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:03 pm

Cant say I'm really interested in anything from the wave, so I might skip it. The 2 "new" figures are just repaints, plus Luke has a new head. I honestly don't think this Luke is much better than the older version that came with a piece of the Wampa cave. It might have more articulation, but that doesn't do it for me anymore. R5-G19 is a cheap and lazy repaint with no accessories, how do they have the nerve to charge $11 for it? It should be in the Legends line.
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Re: Black Series: Wave 6

Postby darth_sidious » Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:01 pm

Spotted an untouched case of TBS wave 6 today at TRU - its gotta be one of the most boring waves yet - just repaints and repacks. I couldn't bring myself to buy anything, not even the droid. Usually I buy the new characters, but the paint was sloppy and these astro droids aren't worth $11 a pop. As for Luke, I think the old SAGA version looks better.
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Re: Black Series: Wave 6

Postby YAK_Chewie » Sun Nov 16, 2014 1:32 am

Found a lone Starkiller at Target today - bought it. Very happy to have found one in the wild.

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Re: Black Series: Wave 6

Postby Jodo » Sun Nov 16, 2014 3:34 am

I got the droid and will pick up Starkiller if I find it. I was considering picking up Luke to be a background Rebel in my Hoth diorama, but the colors are just really odd on it. They are really yellow for some reason.
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Re: Black Series: Wave 6

Postby darth_sidious » Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:06 am

Saw 4 untouched cases of this wave at TRU, it has to be one of the weakest waves in recent history. Hasbro really has to offer NEW characters to keep this line interesting and alive.
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Re: Black Series: Wave 6

Postby YAK_Chewie » Mon Dec 29, 2014 3:53 pm

I am completely in the camp that Hasbro needs to offer more new figures, but I will say these have sold like crazy in my area.

Between the two TRU stores and Kmart, I'd say the area within 20 minutes of my house has sold through at least 30 cases of this wave - and that's not counting Walmart, which I don't think got any in. Targets got in singles here and there.

The only one lingering at all now in my area is the droid and Luke.

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Re: Black Series: Wave 6

Postby johngrenier2004 » Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:00 pm

They had the entire wave, looked to be 3 cases, at TRU on Saturday. I only collect original trilogy so that leaves out the 2 Expanded Universe figs and the prequel Darth Vader. Yoda, straight repack, and I have the one from the previous wave.

That leaves scarface Luke who's almost as much of a straight repack as Yoda. Just the Wampa scars paint application. Took a pass since I have the Vintage Collection #95 version. He's still a maybe if I can pick him up on sale.

Which just leaves R5-G19. A brand new original trilogy character. Should have been a slam dunk. But I just couldn't justify $9.99 for such a minimal figure. Throw him on the same maybe pile as Luke. A buy-one-get-one-half-off sale would sway me to grab them. Other than that, I don't think I need them on the shelf for as many Lukes and R5 astromech droids as I already have.

Oh well, definitely hoping the Yavin Chewbacca and Leia are more impressive when I see them on the pegs. Dutch Vander's a lock and Dagobah Vader probably a pass.
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Re: Black Series: Wave 6

Postby YAK_Chewie » Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:33 pm

I'll probably grab a couple Dutch figures...mainly for the head...

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