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 #25660  by AaroKin
 Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:29 am
cloneone44 wrote:Nice. You're lucky.
We're still in lock down in Auckland so hopefully Monday, we'll get to go looking for these bargains. :)


I was real happy to see him as he's a Pop I've wanted to get for a while now.

I think Covid has kept a few people away from shops so I was lucky to find so many there.....Funkos don't seem to sit in the shelves for long.
 #25661  by AaroKin
 Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:36 am
My 2020 Galatic Convention Concept Boba Fett arrived today and he looks incredible.

I really like the sculpt of this Pop and the helmet really looks like Ralph McQuarries sketch. The colours are muted and that's why the figure looks so similar to the pictures.

This might sound weird but I think I like the packaging a little more than the actual pop lol the colours are incredible and I think it's great they added the picture of RQ's original drawing. The insert backing card sets off the pop nicey with its bright orange colour.

Overall a fantastic figure and I'm so happy to add him to the collection.
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 #25662  by AaroKin
 Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:48 pm
I've needed Princess Leia for a while now. It's funny opening the older pops because the sculpts are a lot 'softer' and are missing the detail the later figures have.

I'm not complaining at all though because this Pop is incredible.
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 #25663  by cloneone44
 Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:34 am
I got my first 3 pack and it's absolutely fantastic. I really like the look of the Imperial Soldiers in ANH so am really happy to have these three.

The Gunners helmet could do with a bit of definition on the visor but that's not a huge issue. I like the pose the Officers in, he just looks like an arrogant jerk with his arms behind his back. The Trooper is a really great looking pop and I really like his sculpt, I would for sure have purchased him if he was sold alone.

All in all I couldn't be happier with this set and they're very well priced at $37 on the EB Games site.
Just purchased the same 3-set today; Gunner / Officer / Trooper. You're right AaroKin, a great set. For anyone who's collecting and just wants the 3 in the plastic BUT no box, the shop I purchased mine from has the set for $25. A steal if you don't want the box. Scale Hobbie's in Whangaparaoa.
 #25665  by AaroKin
 Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:52 pm
It's a fantastic three pack.....Im really happy I added it to the collection.
 #25666  by AaroKin
 Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:00 am
The Client would have to be one of my favourite characters in The Mandalorian show. It was a shame he died because I would have liked to see him try to recover The Child.

His tracking fob and Imperial medal look amazing. I'm so happy with the details Funko are adding on their figures.....they didn't need to add the different colour of hair on the back but I'm so glad they did.
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 #25678  by AaroKin
 Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:51 am
I saw these on Mighty Ape and even though they're a part of the Vynl. line and not Pops I thought I'd give them a go....Im always happy to add anything from the Solo movie to the collection.

The first thing I noticed was that the box itself feels very flimsy and not well made, it's like it's been wet and dried out (there's no water damage at all) and the figures themselves don't have the Funko 'feel'.

Both figures look great but I'm not sold on the kind of Anime look Funko have gone for. I like they're still bobble heads, just feel they're a step down from the Pop line. Lando even has a glob of glue on top of his head.

Im pretty sure these will be my one and only Vynl. purchase.
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 #25683  by AaroKin
 Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:23 am
I purchased Slave Leia off Trade Me last week and its a great addition to the collection.

I knew this would be a popular figure seeing Disney has pretty much banned any merchandise with Leia in this costume.

She definitely has the look of an older pop but her costume and especially her hair look fantastic......so happy to own it.
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 #25684  by MattG
 Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:06 am
AaroKin wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:23 am
...seeing Disney has pretty much banned any merchandise with Leia in this costume.
It's a cool OT fig, but the notion that ROTJ Leia is banned comes from the anti-Disney crowd only. We've just been doing an unboxing video for our blog of a Metal Bikini Leia that is post Disney and has Disney logo on the boxing :)
 #25685  by AaroKin
 Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:40 am
MattG wrote:It's a cool OT fig, but the notion that ROTJ Leia is banned comes from the anti-Disney crowd only. We've just been doing an unboxing video for our blog of a Metal Bikini Leia that is post Disney and has Disney logo on the boxing :)

I haven't seen a lot of Slave Leia merchandise but I thought they were discontinuing things aimed towards children but still producing figures/statues for the more adult collectors.....so I doubt they'll be making a new version of this Pop anytime soon lol.

Mind you, I think the 2015 6" Jabba/Leia Pop is still available and hasn't been vaulted so we may yet see more Slave Leia pops...Ive been wrong before so I'm sure it'll happen again :lol:

I tend to stay away from the anti-Disney/Star Wars sites and have seen the story on a lot of pro-Disney sites, it's even popped up on a few Funko, Collecting forums......to me the small number of items being produced for such a well liked figure seems to prove the story more than disprove.
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