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Hello All Avid UK Collector of 6" Black Series

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Hello All Avid UK Collector of 6" Black Series

Postby csc74 » Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:54 pm

Hey i finaly found this UK collectors forum. After reading american news sites for years and getting frustrated i wasnt getting UK product centric updates.
Im realy hoping this is the place to be to find out what is out here and what wont be.

For example did we or will we get any of the us store exclusives of kmarts kylo ren and ray or jynn erso. Ive seen kylo in forbidden planet but none of the others. Is there a connecting figure for jyn ersos base planned?
These new stupidly repackaged figures. ... the game stop exclusive droid. Is that coming here?

Where do people buy figures. My reason being:

The sloppy paint apps i like to avoid so online shoppings a no.
Toys r us seem to have limited stock ever of same peg warmers
Forbidden planet get a lot in but mine puts security sticker tags on the boxes that dont come off without damaging the package. I keep them in their boxes

Also im realy wanting a force awakens trooper. Toys r us have shed loads but not one hasnt got a very smudged helmet and looks very sloppy and cheap loooking. Did they somehow get a bulk of rushed cheap ones in stock or are all these troopers bad quality wherever you get them from


I went to florida last year and the lack of figures anywhere in 6" was a shock to me. I expected to fill in huge chunks of my collection but managed to find 3 and trust me i looked everywhere i could
A lot of questions i know but im keen to get up to speed and learn.

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Re: Hello All Avid UK Collector of 6" Black Series

Postby Bunglebubs » Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:00 pm

Most of the figures I have I bought via Ebay and a few at some conventions. As you are very paticular about the paintwork have you tried to ask any of the sellers to pick out ones that don't have any smudges etc as some of them are willing to do this. Or you could try ebay us for some of the exclusives but quite a few sellers UK based do get them in so you don't have to pay the extortionate import fees.
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Re: Hello All Avid UK Collector of 6" Black Series

Postby Lindo » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:32 pm

never actually bought any of these but have always liked the look of the figures and packaging
Looking for POTF moc's pm me if you have any for sale

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Re: Hello All Avid UK Collector of 6" Black Series

Postby Karitas » Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:42 am

Hey there,

I'm a real black series fan, like to do customs etc, and work in Birmingham - i'd also love to know where people look for these. The city center Forbidden planet gets them in, but it gets like 2 or 3 cases of each wave only, and I have a job.. so its incredibly rare that I beat the other collectors to them. mostly its just a constant unchanging stock of peg warmers. Ive used a few for customs, but thats about it.

My local Toys R us doesn't carry the line, the Disney store doesn't carry them, neither branch of the entertainer near me has them either., and I've never seen one in a supermarket. I am only interested in classic era, so rebels, rogue one and OT - therefore the Force awakens stuff that's been appearing in my local home and bargains hasn't helped.

I do buy online, from FB, TRU and from staractionfigures.co.uk - that site sometimes gets older stock with damaged packages (I opena dn photograph so boxes arent important to me)

The main thing I have found utterly impossible to find are the target exclusives, they wont ship them to UK and recent ones havent appeared in any UK shops that I'm aware of.

I'd really appreciate hearing other UK black series collectors solutions for getting their plastic crack fix.

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Re: Hello All Avid UK Collector of 6" Black Series

Postby dlhibbert » Wed May 03, 2017 8:18 pm

I only recently started to collect these figures and I think they are great, I can only find them in tru and Argos where I live. I would appreciate any links to reputable sites etc to further expand these delights
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Re: Hello All Avid UK Collector of 6" Black Series

Postby Bunglebubs » Tue May 09, 2017 6:32 pm

It is worse up here trying to find them, and if I do manage to find them it is firgures that were released ages ago and priced higher than you can buy online including shipping. Ive mostly bought from the evilbay.
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Re: Hello All Avid UK Collector of 6" Black Series

Postby Woolyniner » Sun May 14, 2017 3:36 pm

Purchasing Black Series figures is a problem. TRU at Stockport is good for TFA and R1, and they had a few of the 40th figures too. However, as a Lando focus collector I'm keen to get the new Black series figure later this month. Amazon has not even listed it, the independent online shops are listing it out of stock even before it is released and on ebay they are all charging almost twice as much as the RRP. I'm hoping it will appear more later this month.

It seems Hasbro releases large quantities of certain figures, and very few of others. I'd love to get a 40th R2 D2 at RRP but no chance of that!

If you after completing this line in this country it must be a real headache. I'm happy just to get the odd one here and there, but really want that Lando!


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