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Saga '02-'04 / Re: ...More than they can chew?
« on: June 15, 2003, 04:21 PM »
Every Target and many Walmarts in the St. Louis area are primed for a lot of new figures.  Their pegs are virtually empty.  Even a couple of TRU's are nearly out of SW figures.  The space is still there, but the product is lacking.

I think that a lot of stuff is going to start surfacing soon, or at least I hope.  Even though I get most of my new stuff online now (which is because of Hasbro's inability to get the stuff out at retail on time), I still buy a lot at retail if it's available; army-builders, custom fodder, etc.

All I have to really say is that I am thankful that the opportunity is here to get stuff online.  This waiting for retail crap sucks.


Exactly Spuffy.  Not being able to find any new figures is complete nonsense.  Hasbro has some real issues.  If they can't even get SAGA right, what is there to make us think that they can tackle two seperate lines at the same time?  

I think that the upcoming SAGA assortments are going to be much harder to come by as the retailers will try going with the CW line, seeing that it is new and is backed up somewhat by multimedia.  I'm definitely not going to miss any preorders on cases for a while now, because I am afraid of some hard times as a collector being on the horizon (like they aren't bad enough already!).

Newforce cancelled my Wave 12 order, and have been pretty slow generally lateley (not saying it's their fault), while Entertainment Earth always seems on top of things, so I think I am going to start taking a lot of business to EE.  EE has also lowered their prices on cases drastically to compete with other e-tailers.


Saga '02-'04 / Re: Some Walmarts NOT carrying Star Wars now!
« on: June 14, 2003, 07:18 PM »
Yeah, I think Target is primed to be getting in a lot of SW stuff soon.  None in my area have barely anything at all right now (actually that goes for nearly the entire toy department!).


Great input guys.  I think the Clone Wars line could definitely lead to a large EU expansion in the future.  The future of EU figures could depend on the success of the CW line...


Saga '02-'04 / Will the CLONE WARS line kill off the SAGA line?
« on: June 14, 2003, 02:01 AM »
Kinda curious here, what are Hasbro's plans after the Clone Wars?  Is it back to SAGA?  Or POTJ2?  Or POTF3?


Saga '02-'04 / Re: Some Walmarts NOT carrying Star Wars now!
« on: June 14, 2003, 01:57 AM »
Sounds great Jedirhino, I would try to be there for the grand opening if I were you.  You might be able to get some brand new stuff.

Yep, dimetrodon, I had a little extra time today while I was out, and went by a Walmart that is pretty far out of my way.  I thought to myself, "aw hell, maybe they will have some newer stuff in, I might even score another red Battle Droid, Imperial Officer, or even a Yoda/Chian finally."  But heck no, I went by there and they were stuffed with the Watto/Lott Dodd wave.  Yay.


Saga '02-'04 / Re: Kamino Airwhale!!!
« on: June 14, 2003, 01:53 AM »
Come to think if it, down the line that can stick this guy in the same box as the POTJ SNowspeeder. Just a real nice window box w/ a Kamino background.

Thats IF they decide to do so, and it would have to come with a Kaminoian rider.

Not a bad idea there.  But you're right, it's a big IF.


Saga '02-'04 / Re: The Official Ewok Village Thread
« on: June 13, 2003, 01:27 AM »
This is a great topic and I ressurected it from days past because I am in favor of many more playsets being made.  

Would you all want it to be exactly like the vintage version?  Or an all new mold?

I would prefer an all new mold, especially if they made the plastic look more realistic.  And a couple more Ewoks would be awesome, they could also include the shield generator bunker from 1997 by simply packing it in.  It would definitely add to the play value for the kids.  Hell, put several figures in this:  clean Scout Trooper, CT Stormtrooper, new Ewok and Endor Rebel 3rd head variant.


Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: Clone 3-pk ...does it suffice?
« on: June 13, 2003, 01:22 AM »
Now that it seems that these have even less articulation than we had hoped for, what are your thoughts towards these?  Is this going to affect the number of sets you would purchase?  And aren't the guns supposedly sculpted onto the hands?


Saga '02-'04 / Re: Kamino Airwhale!!!
« on: June 13, 2003, 01:20 AM »
I think we all already agree that this probably won't ever be made, and I'm certainly not holding my breath, but somewhere down the line they might end up making one.  You never know for sure what Hasbro might try and pull off, especially if these appear in the Clone Wars cartoon (that would actually be very cool).

As for the Reek, well Hasbro was stupid by not releasing the Acklay at the same time, or at least the fat lard beast that tramples Anakin on Naboo.  They overproduced the Reek big time.


Saga '02-'04 / Re: OMG! I found something NEW at Walmart!
« on: June 13, 2003, 01:16 AM »
I don't see anything wrong with doing that, it's not like they are going to sell anyway. :P

On the other hand though, they keep all inventory through the computers and won't order more unless the quantity is reduced through the registers at a sale or through a telxon (at least that's my understanding).


Saga '02-'04 / Re: Some Walmarts NOT carrying Star Wars now!
« on: June 13, 2003, 01:14 AM »
Hey CHEWIE, I noticed that durring the POTJ line, the Wal*Mart in DeSoto wasn't carrying any Star Wars goods at all.

It looks like in non-movie years, only the big Wal*Mart stores carry the product now.

Makes things that much harder.

Yep, that's one of them!  The other one I think is in Belgrade?  Or is it another town...

Did you know there is a new nice Walmart in Potosi and another in Desloge?  If you're ever in the area, I would recommend checking them out.  Also, I did find the new red Battle Droid at the Walmart in Union.  Too much driving I do at times!   :-\


Saga '02-'04 / Some Walmarts NOT carrying Star Wars now!
« on: June 12, 2003, 09:49 AM »
My job requires quite a bit of traveling, and this past week I have been my two smaller and older Walmarts that no longer carry Star Wars stuff.  This really, really sucks.  Especially since they have quite a bit of space for GI JOE, Transformers, Power Rangers, etc.  But no space anymore for Star Wars.  Grrr....


Saga '02-'04 / Re: OMG! I found something NEW at Walmart!
« on: June 12, 2003, 12:22 AM »
Thanks mosnab, it will be a day long remembered.  First I found a blonde Imperial Officer, soon I was to find a red Battle Droid. :D

Target stores everywhere in St. Louis, MO are totally cleared out too.  I'm hoping this means that sometime very soon new stuff is going to be easier to get.  Please Hasbro Please!


Saga '02-'04 / Re: Jedi Luke's Robe: Black or Brown?
« on: June 12, 2003, 12:20 AM »
I like Spuffy's idea.  Make both colors like with the Hoth Han.  I'll probably get several of this figure anyway to open (for dioramas and custom fodder), so the more variety the better!


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