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The Legacy Collection '08-'10 / Re: Distribution Whining
« on: October 28, 2009, 01:21 PM »
ANH and the ROTS wave have shown up at TRU and Walmart stores according for JTA.


Oh, no no no no...totally different waves. I was referring to TCW Wave 7 with Matchstick, Padme, Ziro's Assassin Droid, etc. I know this is the wrong thread but it just started as a tangential topic.

That Legacy stuff is hitting in droves around here. I'm strictly talking about those 4 TCW figures, which have been available online for weeks now but there hasn't been a single reported sighting at a brick and mortar reported ANYWHERE online.

I literally wake up EVERY day and check all the fan sites hoping to see that someone found one of these, but I am disappointed every single day.

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Hell yes, I'll buy anything with a Clone Wars logo on it. (Except for that educational junk)

I want to see them roll out The Twilight next year at this price point. It would be awesome!

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The Legacy Collection '08-'10 / Re: Distribution
« on: October 28, 2009, 01:09 PM »
Ok, I realize I am shouting into the wind on this one, but it's not as simple a complaint as "a month is too long to wait for new toys".

It's a complaint compounded by multiple factors. Among them:

1) When X-Mas is December 25th, and all the retail outlets are starting to ramp up for the seasonal shoppers, October is NOT the month you want to take off. Take off April. Take off June or July. But do not let the line sit idle when stores are actually ordering more product and clearing display space on the aisles.

2) TCW line is unique in that it has an awesome marketing tool to augment sales from October to May: the TV show on Cartoon Network. It's like a program length advertisement running every week! The fact that new CW toys stopped hitting at almost exactly the same time as the show resumed this Fall is utterly asinine. It's a wasted opportunity to maximize the profile of the line.

3) Stop showing new toys at SDCC with insanely unrealistic street dates. Wave 7 (Padme, Matchstick, etc) was listed as available 7/31/09. I realize these dates are "best estimates" and subject to change, but that one was not even remotely close. That shows a serious disconnect between marketing and production and distribution.

4) Stop shipping new waves to online stores weeks and weeks before they ever ship out to brick and mortars. If you want to give them a week or 10 days lead time I'm fine with that, but that damn Wave 7 has been in the hands of retailers for almost a month now! And not a single one has shipped to an actual store. WTF? If I was a Target or Walmart I would have a real problem with that. That kind of lag is inexplicable.

Ugh, I could go on but it's a tiresome rant. (I'm sure most of you would agree) I'm sick of the whole thing myself. It's just hard when you become accustomed to something and suddenly you're in total deprivation mode, with no warning and no end in sight. I'll stfu now.

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: October 27, 2009, 11:18 PM »
One more down...Blue Apron Ugnaught.

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The Legacy Collection '08-'10 / Re: Distribution Whining
« on: October 27, 2009, 09:05 PM »

He's kidding. :) I've seen that wave at retail.

Yep, I was being a smart ass, hence the eyeroll. I did not mean to start any rumors, really!

Where on Earth have you seen this wave at retail? (assuming you mean a brick and mortar)

I've never heard a whiff online of anyone spotting this Wave in an actual store, so I'm super curious. Thanks for any help you can offer!

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The Legacy Collection '08-'10 / Re: Legacy Collection Comic Packs
« on: October 27, 2009, 10:56 AM »
Weird...I went back later that night and didn't notice anything new in the SW section, but the huge stack of boxes was gone. Maybe it was all GI Joe/Transformers stuff?

This place is right across from my new office, so I will keep a close eye on it. Bummer...

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The Legacy Collection '08-'10 / Re: Legacy Collection Comic Packs
« on: October 26, 2009, 05:36 PM »
Saw Luke and Lumiya today at K-Mart. They also had a TON of Hasbro boxes right off the truck sitting in the aisle waiting to be opened. I am hoping those contain something good...will have to check back later tonight.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: October 26, 2009, 05:29 PM »
I LOVE the Clone Wars line ... we need something different! I realized that one time I was actually more into the animated figs tha into the realistic ones  :-X

I will respectfully disagree. Many of us don't have the room for a whole new line. Nor do many of us want to collect the same character again but in a totally different style. It's bad enough that we get endless resculpts in the realistic line.

If by different you mean never before made figures (that have long been requested for), in the realistic line, then you'd have other supporters.

I assumed he meant we need something different than the same old junk that has been lining the shelves for weeks now. Like new product. I have to concur.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: October 26, 2009, 05:26 PM »
Yep, I know the CostCo deal is only going to appeal much to non-opening MISB collectors like myself. I normally loathe repacks too but the one last year just really appealed to me for some reason. (Window packaging is pretty cool)

And yeah, I know it's a stupid rant given everything else that has been going on recently with TLC stuff, but it's just frustrating having no idea when to expect stuff you know has been ready to ship for months now.

Sooner or later it's bound to get better, it's not knowing when that keeps me on edge.

First I've heard about the Costco Turbo Tank being canned, that sucks! >:( :'(  I was looking forward to getting that very much! >:( >:( :'( :'(  I have the AT-TE exclusive from last year and it is one of my all time favorite sets that Hasbro has ever brought out. :)  I love windowed box stuff and this is one of Hasbo's best ever!  Very cool and a great value for the price! 8)

Awesome, we think alike! Yeah, I was really bummed about this as well...they just mentioned it in the latest round of Q&A, "no warehouse exclusives this winter" or something like that. No explanation given, of course. CostCo should have all their X-MAs toys in by this week too, so I was looking for this to hit any day. :(

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Vintage Kenner / Re: Latest vintage acquisition
« on: October 26, 2009, 05:09 PM »
How 'bout all them variants Darb? You know you need 'em!  ;D

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: October 26, 2009, 12:47 AM »
Yep, I know the CostCo deal is only going to appeal much to non-opening MISB collectors like myself. I normally loathe repacks too but the one last year just really appealed to me for some reason. (Window packaging is pretty cool)

And yeah, I know it's a stupid rant given everything else that has been going on recently with TLC stuff, but it's just frustrating having no idea when to expect stuff you know has been ready to ship for months now.

Sooner or later it's bound to get better, it's not knowing when that keeps me on edge.

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After seeing these at TRU the other day, I decided these are an easy pass for me.

GASP! They're out already??!  :o

If you live in California. Apparently no one else in the country deserves to share in the joy. They'll keep us dangling by the short hairs a while longer...frigging West Coast bias.

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The Legacy Collection '08-'10 / Re: Legacy Collection Comic Packs
« on: October 25, 2009, 10:06 PM »
Cripes, the shelves are filthy with these things around here.

I'd be willing to buy any of these things you guys need in exchange for TCW Wave 7. (Padme, Matchstick, etc)I need all 4...

I am just completely over waiting for this &*@#! wave to arrive already...

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The Legacy Collection '08-'10 / Re: Distribution Whining
« on: October 25, 2009, 10:00 PM »
WHOAH! No way - I don't normally order figures from online - I always buy them at retail. Feeling disappointed ....  >:(

Oh wow, dude, I just realized after reading this and the other thread you posted in that you may have taken my snarky remark out of context. Sorry!

I didn't LITERALLY mean this was an online-exclusive wave, I just meant that it has been in a de facto sense thus far. (IE: the only places these have shown up at all is online the past month or so)

I'm curious how keeping the product out of brick and mortar retail outlets is going to enhance their seasonal marketing strategy.

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The Clone Wars '08-'13 / Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« on: October 25, 2009, 09:53 PM »
As of today - exactly 2 months to X-Mas. ANOTHER week has no passed with no new Clone Wars toys released.

This makes almost a full month since they shipped out ANYTHING new for the line. If this is really their 'cash cow" right now they are neglecting it badly.

Just give us the 3 BP's, 2 Deluxe Vehicle/Fig sets, and Waves 7 & 8 and we can call it a year, ok? We saw ALL of that stuff at SDCC.

Oh, and don't even get me started on their recent announcement that they have KILLED the CostCo exclusive Turbo Tank this year. I was really disappointed to hear that. You couldn't kill that stupid GH exclusive for them instead?

I just saw last year's exclusive AT-TE go for $136 on eBay so don't tell me there is no demand.

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