« on: September 22, 2014, 01:17 AM »
At another "local" (hour away, but what isn't for me?) Ollies I was able to find more sets... Actually they had a ton still, this was on Saturday evening. They have so many I doubt they're selling out.
I think some of the hype's overdone on these sets, personally. Unless you lucked into the really good ones, or you didn't have half this stuff (as I didn't), most of it was all stuff that was WIDELY available in 2011. I saw all these Jedi Fighters, the Droid ships (including the Gunship), the V19, the Snowspeeder, the Cloud Car... Those things even went on sale and I recall the Vintage boxed snowspeeder on clearance at Target. I saw Swamp Speeders, AT-AP's, Hovertanks, and most all of this stuff surfacing at Ollies and/or K-Mart, people just weren't buying much of it at the time. I didn't see many Republic Artillery sets back when they were new but I recall quite a few reports of people who did, sooooooo...
So unless you're finding Mando Transports or the Jedi Speeder, which I don't think many saw those in any quanitity, these are just nice ships at great prices.
Don't get me wrong, that's awesome, but I've seen some harping that this is once again a sign of Hasbro not getting people what they want, but I'd gladly point out my above statement that I don't think anything but two of these ships are really "rare" at all, and I'd say the Jedi Speeder is the ONLY one that I can attest is still short-packed. I saw 3 sets with Mando Transports at the Ollies I hit and it's been that way in most reports I've personally heard. The Jedi Speeder, it seems to be a one-off at any given place getting these. It may be the only one that's legitimately "rare". Though I will say I saw a 501st Hover Tank, and only one of it, and I honestly don't recall many of those on retailer shelves. Go figure.
Anyway, my point with that long statement is this: The Snowspeeder/CC set is among the most quick to sell out, out of all of these (before even the Mando ship). That, to me anyway, says this is less about "scalpers" or other phantoms people fear, and less about some made up Hasbro issue on the topic, and much more about good ships at a good price... It's a novel idea, I know, but it just harkens to me that the only real gripe out there is that things are pricing themselves out of what the MAJORITY (IE: not us) are willing to pay on a whim. I feel it's creating most of the other issues. And thus Hasbro is trying to remedy this pricing issue, but they can't just create a new economic situation where they can deliver greatness for cheap, and what they can deliver for cheap the vocal minority (IE: us) simply complain about because it's not the ideal thing we want for half the price it costs to make it.