« on: July 28, 2008, 09:53 AM »
So how did the big release day go for everyone? Did you find/spend more, or less than you thought. Personally, I hit TRU first, and got there about five after 12. I wasn't in a big hurry, but when I got there things were mostly picked over already. The big ships were all gone, and most of the figures were as well. Personally, unless they restocked, I don't know that TRU got a ton of stuff in for their "big event". There was probably 20 or so people there, and I think one guy might have bought all the big vehicles they had, judging by his cart. I ended up picking up 2 Evolution Packs, 2 basic figures (Legacy Wave 2), and 3 of the new GH packs. I never saw the Holo Grievous exclusive, so I didn't get one.
Next, I hit WM. Surprisingly, for the first time in a long time, our store was really nicely organized with this stuff. They weren't busy at all. I saw a few other collectors there, but we were all able to take our time and look through everything they had. I picked up Legacy Wave 1, More of Legacy Wave 2 (they didn't have a few), a Battle Pack, and...the Falcon.
The next morning, I hit Target to check out what they had. I was hoping to find the other two Evolutions packs, but although they had a ton on an endcap, they were all pretty much Padme and the Fett repack set. I grabbed the exclusive Commander Fox figure (I like the deco), and a "1st Day of Issue" Han Solo for my carded Han collection, and that was it.
Overall, here's what I picked up over the weekend:
TLC Wave 1 (all 8 figures)
TLC Wave 2 (5 figures - never saw Padme, SaeSee, or the Tessek)
TLC Battle Pack - Hoth Recon (Han/Chewie/etc.)
TLC Evolutions - Rebel Pilots 1, Padme (Didn't see the other two)
TLC Millennium Falcon
Galactic Heroes (3 out of 4 packs, passed on Jar Jar for now)
TCW Wave 1 Anakin Skywalker (picked up Obi-Wan on an early find a week or so ago)
Target Exclusive TCW Commander Fox
There was a lot more I wanted to grab (AT-TE, V-19, etc.), but I had to draw the line somewhere as the spending was high enough the way it was.