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While at Toys 'R' Us today, I discovered that the newest wave of Star Wars figures is out. The new dark packaging is far more interesting than the previous wave's mostly white look. The figures themselves seem to be of the same sculpt and build quality as the previous ones. The new bonus thing is a card game thing where the figures are used to battle. I'm not too excited about that, but I am excited that each figure includes a base for use in that game. I'm not entirely fond of the design of the bases, but I'll take a free stand. All you have to do is leave out the card thing and they make a pretty decent stand. I'm not sure why they included 2 pegs on each one. I haven't tried them out on my older figures (they're already on bases from Entertainment Earth), but, of the 3 new ones I have, only 1 of them has a wide enough stance to utilize both pegs at once, General Grievous. Like the previous waves of Saga Legends figures, these include a bundle of "secret weapons". They've changed them up and seem to be semi-customizing these weapons based on the character within, but I still find this frustrating. I have enough spare weapons to arm the entire Imperial Army. Just give me the base as the extra. I'll even take the card game thing. Just stop giving me a dozen guns for every figure (the previous wave even included them with R2!).

Blah, another month until the vintage collection starts, which will see me keeping more of them in the packaging. I'm looking forward to the mail-in offer, too. Retro-Kenner-style Boba Fett with a rocket that actually launches, which was originally promised back in the '70s/'80s, but it never materialized, just the standard Fett. I'm also looking forward to the giant-ass AT-AT they'll be debuting. I want several of them so I can re-enact the Battle of Hoth on snowy days.

I also picked up Black Lantern and White Lantern pins to stick on my messenger bag and may move the other DC pins I have from my jacket to the bag until cooler weather rolls around.

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