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Well of the Souls / Re: Recent Purchases
« on: January 1, 2009, 11:41 AM »
Got another German Motorcycle yesterday, my third, at Wal-Mart for $7. Clearance has been kind to me as I estimate I've paid full retail for only about 25 percent of my collection.
I'd love to see some of those head swaps on the Cairo folk, Pete. Wish I'd known about that a little bit before the deadline, however, I haven't seen any Cairo Thugs in a while, so it'd probably been a bear trying to get another certificate's worth outta them.

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Well of the Souls / Re: Hasbro 3.75" - 2009 Wave 1 (RotLA)
« on: January 1, 2009, 11:37 AM »
For your scenario to work Pete, a retailer would have to want the item as well...  It's possible nobody does.  From what I hear every etailer is pretty pissed off about the Indy stock they're left with right now, and Indy's like a hot potatoe to them.   :-\

Ok now - this is a good answer. I wasn't aware of this. Sure, I can understand Walmart being upset with having to blow out the rest of their IJ figures at $3 each, but an e-tailer is going to be hit even harder with the left-over wave 1 figure cases.

I'm sure EE will have no problem selling through their Temple of Doom cases (even though the second half of the case is absolute crap) simply because the ToD figures are hard to come by. But I did notice that EE has the first two waves of both basic figures and deluxe figures as part of their Winter Blow-out sale.


I'd love to see it happen too because that wrapped up pretty much the last ROTLA figures anyone really REALLY wanted, but IJ has had the fork in it for some months now, and Hasbro and retail both see it as a plague I guess.

It's unfortunate that e-tailers and Hasbro can't look at the situation and try to work something out that. I'm perplexed that Hasbro would not want to show some sort of ROI for taking the time to sculpt (and possibly tool) these five RotLA figures. If the figures of Indy in German Soldier disguise, Marion in the White Dress, the German Mechanic and Sapito haven't been tooled, fine.

But what about Toht?

Toht's body w/o any modifications was used for the suited Cobra Commander at Comic Con. You mean to tell me that as a single carded exclusive, no one could swing a Toht figure with both heads? How about finding two e-tailers and split the figure where you have to buy it with a normal head from one and the melty head from another. That way, you can get the collectors who would want both to make two figure purchases instead of just one. I know I probably sound pretty out there for even suggesting that, but I would have wanted to buy two Toht figures ANYWAY simply because I would want to display both head versions as opposed to just a figure with an alternate head at its feet.

I'm hoping that as a minimum they will possibly do that for a SDCC exclusive or something.

I have to wonder how big of an overlap there really is between IJ collectors and SW collectors. I guess it must be a lot smaller than say the sub-set of SW collectors who will purchase EU based items. I know quite a few guys locally who pass on anything that wasn't in a movie. So you mean to tell me the projected audience of that Crimson Empire Crucible set is more than the projected audience of a box set of figures that updates all but one of the old vintage RotLA figures?

Perhaps I'm taking it a bit too far, but to me it's almost like Hasbro pushing the Crucible set on Diamond and going "it's Star Wars, no matter how bad the figures are, the lemming collectors are still going to buy".

Whereas, they really should be shopping a set of these five figures around going "these are great figures, they complete updating most of the vintage Kenner line, they are going to be exclusive to you, anyone who bought RotLA figures is going to want one, etc..."

Like Pieter said, you almost get the feeling that Hasbro just doesn't want to be bothered and you have to wonder if there is a fifth Indiana Jones movie, are they even going to support it with an action figure line?

But hey - I heard that Darryl DePriest is taking dumps in a box and slapping the Star Wars logo on them - I'm sure those will sell!  ::)

Shew! I was just able to preorder the DePriest Defecation Recreation set through Excretion Earth. I was worried they'd be all wiped out.

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Well of the Souls / Re: Recent Purchases
« on: December 31, 2008, 02:20 PM »
Went to WalMart tonight to get some soda and other items. I stopped by the toy aisle of course and found a treasure trove of clearanced IJ figures!

I picked up: Cairo Swordsman, Monkey Man, Elsa Schneider, Colonel Vogel, TLC Indy and Grail Knight all for $3 and I also grabbed a Cairo Thugs 2-pack for $7.  ;D

Since this purchase netted me six more stickers, I'm going to get my butt over to the post office tomorow morning and send out one more Crystal Skeleton certificate, bringing my grand total on those up to 12. How many were in the chamber at the end of the movie, 12 or 13?

13

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: CW "AT-TE Assault Squad" Battle Pack
« on: December 30, 2008, 01:58 PM »
Are the gray clones the same as the speeder ones?
Any idea when we'll see this out?

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Jabba the Hutt Battle Pack.
« on: December 30, 2008, 01:56 PM »
Hope we get some info on this at Toy Fair.

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Well of the Souls / Re: Hasbro 3.75" - 2009 Wave 1 (RotLA)
« on: December 30, 2008, 01:28 PM »
The sad fact is Hasbro has to want to do it. The company just doesn't want to.

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The Vintage Collection '10-'13 / Re: Hasbro Q&A Sessions
« on: December 30, 2008, 11:59 AM »
The AOTC Evolutions Pilot.  A very underrated figure in my book.

Completely agree.

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The Legacy Collection '08-'10 / Re: Figure Releases per Year
« on: December 30, 2008, 11:58 AM »
They gotta slow down, especially now with the economy going to way it is. I can't see them offering anyway where near the number of figures over the last two years next year.

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I do want this set, damn psuedo-completism, however I will not be touching it until the price drops. And I'm only getting one to open.

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Yeah, I've seen much more of the Joe packs myself. I wonder if there were different production runs.

Had to have been. I never saw a Sarlacc or Christophsis pack in a store without requesting them. Target terribly mishandled them, never even supporting them with an ad, so I don't see the point. Wouldn't be surprised if these are the last two Ultimate Battle packs we see,m especially given how well the GI Joe ones have gone over.

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Well of the Souls / Re: Ticket to Adventure Mail-Away Offers
« on: December 30, 2008, 11:53 AM »
Sent my final Crystal Skeleton form yesterday (eighth overall) and my only Indy w/ Horse form this morning.

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Well of the Souls / Re: Hasbro 3.75" - 2009 Wave 1 (RotLA)
« on: December 30, 2008, 11:51 AM »
Simple answer -

2008 is done, and so is the Indy line of toys. 2009 is a new year and it is time to focus on new lines of toys and on the lines that don't sit on the hooks collecting dust like Indy did.

Wow. Thanks for the thoughtful response.

I suppose that the box set WOULD collect dust if it:

a) Were to be hung from a peg

and

b) Were to be sold in a store




Damn, son, you pwn'd hiz azz.
Way to go, Pete!

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