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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Class I Vehicle Sets
« on: September 29, 2016, 09:33 PM »
Well, I watched the guy at TRU pull one out of a case, alongside the Ezra and AT-RT repack.

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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One "FORCE FRIDAY" Official Thread...
« on: September 29, 2016, 09:32 PM »
I do expect more than a few "ripples in the Force" coming up too. Targets around here have showed zero signs of prepping so far, and I find it a little hard to believe they will all magically have their aisles reset by 8am tomorrow when the doors open with all the new stuff on display. Just like I find it hard to believe that at 12:01am every Walmart computer will update instantly to allow the proper ring-up, pricing and sale of the new stuff. I foresee many possible checkout line frustrations...

Does anyone know Target's plan?  Are they just going to put these on pegs in the normal aisle, or will they drop these on standees like they did for the refresh when the movie was released in April?  Last year my local Targets had stuff in both the toy aisle and in a "seasonal" aisle in the back dedicated to TFA product (clothing, toys, cereal, etc.).

Not sure on how much product, but some of the stores have a big cardboard AT-ACT that will be part of the endcap display... it's huge.

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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Wave 1
« on: September 29, 2016, 01:37 PM »
The TRU by me got in over 20 cases of 3.75" Wave 1 that I got to take a sneak peek at over the weekend.

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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Wave 1
« on: September 28, 2016, 06:20 PM »
I'm confused.

So does this mean that JTA's concerns are unfounded if someone scanned the other item that IS allowed for sale?

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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Class I Vehicle Sets
« on: September 28, 2016, 06:18 PM »
Yep, but keep in mind, it's the same assortment as currently warming pegs (Ezra Speeder and AT-RT walker) - and those are repacked in this case too - so some stores might not even order these at all...?  If you see this though, I'd grab it right away as it might be one of the harder Rogue One items to come by.

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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Class I Vehicle Sets
« on: September 28, 2016, 02:55 PM »
Just found one on eBay too, so at least I don't think I'm going crazy.

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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Class I Vehicle Sets
« on: September 28, 2016, 02:52 PM »
Oh, I'm sorry - you are asking about the Imperial Speeder - NOT the AT-ACT.

Yes, I saw the Imperial Speeder in a TRU stockroom on Saturday. 

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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Class I Vehicle Sets
« on: September 28, 2016, 02:51 PM »
Doubtful. Who even knows if the AT-ACT will hit at this point as no boxed shots or shelf reports have turned up for it yet.

Didn't CHEWIE see one at a TRU last week or something?

I'm actually fine to wait. The more $$$ I can save this week, the better.

No, I didn't see it... here's my posts at various forums about what I saw:

Yakface:
Quote from: YAK_Chewie
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I was fortunate enough to go into the stockroom at a TRU today, and was able to see what they have ready to go onto the floor... they had a LOT of the first wave of 3.75 (20 cases?) and about a dozen cases of the first wave of Rogue One TBS 6"... and lots of 3.75" 2-pks... looked like a fair supply of vehicles too... was able to open some of the cases, and for 5POA, these do look extremely good.
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A little more details about when the employee at my local TRU allowed my son and I into the stockroom yesterday.

The quantity of 3.75" figures was impressive. It had to be about 20 cases.  He popped open a case (all was Wave 1 there) and I got to look at the figures.  They all looked extremely sharp for 5POA.  They also had quite a few cases of the 2-pks.  The figures looked great, except for Poe.  He just looked ridiculous... that set will pegwarm.  I did notice that the Sabine I saw had REALLY sharp paint apps... much better than ANY Rebels figure I've seen.

He also popped open a case of the 6 inch wave.  They looked good... didn't realize that Rey was in there again, with her lightsaber... I don't think she needs to be release AGAIN already, but whatever.  Mask-less Kylo looked good.  And the Rogue One figures looked awesome.  They had at least a dozen cases of that wave.

He said he thought there were TIE Strikers and U-Wings buried behind all the other stuff and I thought I saw a couple TIE Striker cases.  But lots of figures at least were there.  I didn't see the AT-ACT or I would have asked if he'd pop a box open.  Also, he said they were expecting another big shipment of Rogue One stuff Tuesday this week.
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Rebelscum:
Quote from: CHEWIE
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For anyone with a TRU in your area that is doing Midnight Madness, I was able to go into a local TRU stockroom last weekend. The employee gave me an early look at what they had - which was a ton of Wave 1 3.75" Rogue One, a lot of 6"TBS Wave 1... much more than what they got in last year for the event. Obviously this will vary by store, but I'd be surprised to see my area Walmarts have as many of these figures out on Day 1 as what this TRU had ready to set in the aisles.
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I did mention in a thread at RS that I had seen the Rebels Imperial speederbike though. 

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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Deluxe 2-Packs
« on: September 27, 2016, 02:40 PM »
I completely agree with you.

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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Deluxe 2-Packs
« on: September 26, 2016, 01:37 PM »
I fully expected the possibility of getting shut down. I didn't even bother to argue, because it wasn't worth it.  I can just go back to the same store on Friday. 

I just found it annoying that they put that much new stock out without heeding the street date instructions on the cases.

I can relate!

Not so much with Rogue One product, but back in the Legacy era, I was losing my mind because two Walmart stores in my area kept putting out AT-TEs and other vehicles but would not sell them.  They kept taking them from me at the register, then the next day, they'd be back on the shelves!

I did end up getting the AT-TE and Homing Spider droid early though thanks to manager overrides as she saw this happening and understood my frustration.

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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Deluxe 2-Packs
« on: September 25, 2016, 09:10 PM »
The A-Wing is $29.99, I think... saw shelf tags a few days ago at a Walmart and I think that was the price.

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Other Toy Lines / Re: Acid Rain - by Ori Toy
« on: September 20, 2016, 04:43 PM »
Jesse, I totally agree... cool toy line... (I don't purchase these but I always enjoy the eye candy).

And it's important to find fun and joy in what we can. 

Life is too short and difficult, so try and find things that do make oneself happy.

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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Wave 1
« on: September 16, 2016, 11:40 AM »
I have zero interest in 5POA animated figures, so the Rebels short-packed stuff is fine by me.  I could see myself getting Sabine for my son, but he really doesn't seem interested in 5POA figures.  Each time he asks when I show him new figures online - "do these ones bend?" - when I tell him no, he says he doesn't want them then.  Sure, I'm an influence on that but I have noticed he doesn't even touch his 5POA toys at all anymore.  The SA Star Wars and Joes, he plays with a lot.

Anyways... assuming I can find them, I'll probably make purchases about like this...

Kylo - 0
Jyn - 2 or 3 (at least 1 for a custom)
K2-SO - 2 or 3 (at least 1 for a custom)
Stormtrooper - 3 or 4
Ground Crew - 3 or 4
Kanan - 0
Sabine - 1 (only for my son, if he even wants it)

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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One Imperial AT-ACT Set
« on: August 31, 2016, 08:28 PM »
Black Friday sales... and I am sure you'll see it getting some price drops at Walmart (if they even carry it) somewhat quickly.

The sad thing is, it looks like an awesome toy.  But I think they should have removed the walking feature and gotten this down to $200 MSRP.  I'd be a buyer then in a heartbeat.  At this price though, I am pretty certain I'll be waiting for a sale... then may get a second one on clearance.

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Rogue One / Re: Rogue One 3.75" Wave 1
« on: August 30, 2016, 05:12 PM »
As much as I don't need more 5POA Kylo Ren figures, I see why Hasbro's including him.  It's healthy for retail too.

As a matter of fact, it would be better for retail if General Lando was not being repacked in the 3.75 TBS line... repacking TBS Kylo would be actually be better when talking about sales.  Though I'd rather them pack the First Order Stormtrooper again instead of either of those.

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