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The Vintage Collection / Re: Vintage Pegwarmers
« on: December 17, 2010, 09:46 AM »
I only ever see the ROTS Clone, Sandtrooper and Anakin/Vader in any significant quantities at Target, Walmart and Kmart locally.  I wish Kmart had done a buy one get one this week (I missed the one a couple weeks ago...  :'( ) because I'd like to pick up some more of the Sandies.

I think its a positive that the figures that are peg warming are ones that would get bought up quickly if they do a sale (individuals buying multiples) as opposed to pegwarmers from previous lines which sat because buyers were unlikely to pick up a second of that character.

B-2-G-1 sale at K-Mart...  $6 figures when you break it down, so good luck.

Ok, stupid question time: it has to be 3 of the same thing right? Like I can't buy 2 deluxe vehicle sets and get a free battlepack, correct?

Ad says free item of equal or lesser value.

Other Collectibles / Re: Galactic Heroes Thread
« on: December 10, 2010, 09:12 AM »
I think there were a lot of people scratching their heads about Kohls getting this exclusive.  Is Kohls really that big a player in the toy retail market?  Sure we have a few locally, but I think generally the impression is that they are nearly entirely a clothing retailer, that also happens to have some toys, etc.  If anything Hasbro should have saved this set and had it be the followup for the AT-AT's general release.  The AT-AT is a great toy and I think would have sparked demand for people to buy a followup like the AT-ST.

Either way, as long as it reaches retail somewhere in the US (Heck, make it an exclusive to Marshalls/TJ Maxx/etc...).

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« on: December 1, 2010, 02:07 PM »
Yes, if I could type properly....   :-[

Watto's Junk Yard / Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« on: December 1, 2010, 01:30 PM »
I thought this might be of interest to this crowd.

Usually 2-fers aren't comped here, but I'll have to give it a go.  The price may get them to cave.  Worth it for Sandtroopers if nothing else.  Thanks Greg, I'll hang onto the ad and try it.

I'm not sure if the TRU ad is the same around the country, but the local ad explicitly states:

2 for 9.99

All Star Wars, Iron Man, Marvel or GI Joe 3.75" Basic Action Figures
4.99 ea.

(Emphasis mine)

Of course it also says you "must buy two for offer".  So having the unit price explicitly mentioned should be enough to quiet that argument, since its not technically a twofer.  They'll probably just fall back on the "The Vintage Line isn't pictures, we only price-match on the specific figures pictured.." line.   :P

^^Thanks Jeff.  I hadn't seen that Q&A.  I think the 9-pack works well for nostalgia style collectors and also for parents looking for a nice large present.   It'll be interesting to see what the 3-packs look like in the spring!

I'm confused.  The upcoming Target set is a 9 pack.  But in the Q&A, hasbro refers to the next wave (spring '11) as 3-packs.  Am I reading that right that the next wave will have packs of three available for sale, or will it probably be packaged together, 9 total figures/1 bar code (like the winter '10 offering)?

The Vintage Collection / Re: Vintage Rumors
« on: November 18, 2010, 04:31 PM »
I'm excited about the Rebel Fleet Trooper.  Glad that my Stormies will have some more Rebels to fight with.

LEGO / Re: Lego 2011
« on: November 16, 2010, 02:48 PM »
The Mace Windu fighter is priced in Euros.  40 Euros (at today's rates) is more like $30 US.

Not a terribly exciting list really...  I like the Jedi Starfighters, but after that I suppose I could see myself picking up the Battlepacks...   :-\

LEGO / Re: Lego Mini vehicle line - What do you think?
« on: November 15, 2010, 11:51 AM »
Hey, don't know if anyone is interested, but part of Target's reset for Christmas is their usual isle of stocking stuffers.  Included is the X-Wing mini kit which was last out for Easter (I think).  The whole bin seemed to be only X-Wings, so I passed on getting any.  I was hoping that it would be something new, but maybe in a couple weeks...

Shadows of the Dark Side / Re: Imperial AT-AT
« on: November 8, 2010, 10:12 AM »
Could you just return the speeder bike?

Nope, they were specific they wanted the whole thing, hence their promise to send the same item or one of equal value (it would be funny if they sent me one of those Blue Felucia slugs as replacement though...)

Shadows of the Dark Side / Re: Imperial AT-AT
« on: November 5, 2010, 03:09 PM »
Can you buy another one and return the one with the missing part with that box?

No.  I don't have the extra cash to do that right now, plus that would be a crappy thing to do to someone else's kids.  Frankly my son is never going to get the figures to sit on the speeder bike properly anyway, so the bike will probably stay in the back of the AT-AT for the most part (I've bought a couple of those Maestos motorcycles from Walmart and I've probably helped him put the same Scout back on the motorcylce about 100 times in the last month) .  I was just hoping that Hasbro would be more like LEGO (the one time I bought a set that was missing a piece, I submitted the request and the part was on my doorstep like a week later).  I get that its completely different in that LEGO actually sells their toys in parts intentionally, but still, it was worth a shot.

Shadows of the Dark Side / Re: Imperial AT-AT
« on: November 5, 2010, 02:11 PM »
So I sent Hasbro a question about my AT-AT (the box was missing one of the pieces for the Speeder bike).  Hasbro replied that they'd be happy to have me ship the whole item to their return facility and they'll send me a replacement, or item of equal value, in 4-6 weeks.

I told them that was ridiculous, I'm not going to take my son's toy away for 4-6 weeks because they didn't include a part.   I'm also not going to return it to the store because I no longer have the box (my Wife recycled it..).  I get that Hasbro isn't supposed to jump because I complained about something, but I'm still disappointed in their response.

Shadows of the Dark Side / Re: TRU "Battle of Endor" Pilot 4-packs
« on: November 4, 2010, 12:34 PM »
My take is that you should get them. 

I too picked up the EE packs from eBay (I bought them a few at a time and I think I'm missing one or two).  And its unlikely that Hasbro would ever do a straight repack of these sets.  While they might get one or two out as exclusives, they'll probably be different enough where you would want to rebuy them anyway.  I think its R2-X2, in the EE sets he's black and white, Hasbro "re"released him in an ESB wave last year, except now he is a Kelly Green and white.  So on your shelf it looks like two distinct droids.

Add to that, I have no confidence that Hasbro would rerelease already made droids.  Sure its happened, but to only a handful of droids (outside R2-D2).

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