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Messages - McMetal

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LOL, for sure I knew someone would get bent out of shape about that...purely tongue-in-cheek. I respect anyone trying to do their job, I just wish we had more of the types around here that don't give a whoot.

Some things CAN happen, but there really only seemed to be strict enforcement by Hasbro in movie years when leaking stuff meant leaking stuff about the movies.  It doesn't seem to be as important these days.

Makes sense...I can see Hasbro just shrugging their collectiv shoulders and saying "Hey, we can't control what our vendors do".

I posted this elsewhere, but it bears repeating: given that it is now obvious that some stores are observing the street date and some are not, couldn't Hasbro just draft a letter to TRU telling them to go ahead and start selling the things anyway? What's the point of having a hard street date if so many stores are just going to ignore it? Seems like that would only aggravate the consumers.

Am I reading this right that it's TRU where people are finding them?

Yes, I called all the Walmarts and Targets in my area last night and none of them even had any new figures in stock, much less on the pegs. I don't expect they will be getting them anytime soon either.

At this point, given what is going on around the country, I think Hasbro should draft a letter to TRU telling them to just go ahead and sell the damn things. There's no point in having a street date if half the stores are going to ignore them anyway. All that does is piss people off that aren't fortunate enough to live someplace where the TRU staff doesn't care.

It was a good idea in theory, what with SDCC and C5 around the corner, but in practice, pretty much a failure and it's time to open the flood gates.

JTA is reporting that you can request a price adjustment from TRU if you ordered your figures online prior to the BOGO sale. I'll be looking into this tonight for sure. (Although I'm still waiting for them to credit my card back for the first order I cancelled, so I'm not holding my breath)

Stopped in at TRU today to do some b-day shopping for our daughter, and found these on the pegs (as well as the "new" Legends figures - no sign of Vintage).  Kind of cool to see something new on the pegs.

Where do you live, bro?

Did they have the new Deluxe Vehicle Figure packs out too?

The Vintage Collection / Re: SDCC 2010
« on: June 30, 2010, 04:48 PM »
Yeah, at the rate we're going, I wonder if they'll have anything noteworthy left to "reveal" by then...LOL.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: June 30, 2010, 04:47 PM »
Just picked up a C3PO and the twin pod cloud car at a TRU in Denver. Jun 30Th so a month early, Awesome!!!
I'm sure they had the rest earlier today but I didn't get there till noon. I passed on the Vader, Boba and 4-LOM
I even got the C3PO for 4.99 because i purchased 2 items

Lucky Day! check your TRU's people!  ;D

Was it the one off Havana? I was just there last month!

Why do all the stickler, by-the-book TRU employees work here in VA? (rhetorical question only)

Could anything happen to them legally if they sold them early? Store sanctions, etc?

Some jackhole on another forum was trying to give me crap for buying figures online at TRU at "inflated prices" and I had to explain that the figures actually cost $7.49 on the pegs now at any TRU, not just online.  ::)

That's funny, he would appear to be a Separatist, but Hasbro clearly alluded to a Clone pack-in with this offer in the most recent round of Q&A.

Looks like he will make a bad-ass figure to me, either way.

Odd that RS didn't see fit to hype this on their own front page.

The Vintage Collection / Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« on: June 30, 2010, 03:20 PM »
Another TRU just south of here confirmed they had the vintage figures in stock in the backroom but refused to sell them to me ahead of the 8/6 date. I explained that a number of TRU's around the country were already putting these out this week, but they wouldn't budge.

Kind of frustrating the seemingly flexible adherance to this policy, but hardly surprising.

I foresee a repeat of the EU Wave issues with that 8/6 date. It's going to be ugly in some places I predict.

Shadows of the Dark Side / Re: Luke Skywalker's Snowspeeder
« on: June 30, 2010, 03:15 PM »
I scored one of these today - oh mamma.

Online or from a brick and mortar?

3447 order should arrive today, but there was still some stuff I couldn't get that I will need to start hunting for. I guess I should have figured that enforcement of the street date would vary from store to store.

Could be a road trip weekend for me :)

The Vintage Collection / The Street Date Debate
« on: June 29, 2010, 10:38 PM »
I was talking to a friend of mine who works at TRU at lunchtime and he said they actually got cases of the new vintage stuff on the truck today. He checked it out but they could not put them out until August 6th like the box indicates. Looks like they mean business with this street date stuff.

Still, at least it's shipping to the brick and mortars...I wonder when Target and K-Mart are due for theirs?

The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Robonino
« on: June 29, 2010, 05:12 PM »



 ;D ;D ;D

I loves me some Robonino! He came out so great! They definitely did not skimp on accessories.

Here's hoping we see this before Christmas, I need at least 3 for my Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil montage.

This is good to know, because I actually was considering sending away for a 3rd before the deadline tomorrow, but I guess there's no point now.

I'm hoping the Fall Mailaway is equally appealing...I have a feeling it is going to be that Sergeant Bric we've been hearing about.

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