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I totally blame the forums on some other sites for the outcomes of this poll.

I recall a friend pointing out to me that on one board, when people would post the figure they voted for and it WASN'T a clone of some kind they were blasted for "wasting their vote"

I had really hoped that this line would have been a collection of figures that had never been individually carded before - i.e. figures that they only way you could get them previously was as a pack-in to a vehicle or playset. Zev, Graxol, Blue Snag, the Fambaa Set Gungan, and Wulf were all great candidates IMHO.

As I just posted over in the Force Unleashed thread - clones aren't selling as well as they did in 2005. I think Hasbro should have tried to step back from doing so many members of the skittles brigade and focused on providing a better variety of characters in the Saga Legends line.

The Legacy Collection / Re: More from The Force Unleashed?
« on: November 30, 2007, 08:00 PM »
I have scaled way back this year as far as army building goes.

I'm now down to two of each trooper open. I started the year at six of each trooper, by about June, I was saying I would do four of each and now I'm down to two. For stuff like the Legends Sandtrooper variants, I don't think I'll ever need more than six or so of these guys anyways, so I'm just enhancing my already plentiful ranks of these guys with one of each.

I originally thought I might go nuts on the SA 501st figures when they started shipping. I might get two of those to open, but that would be it. The rest of the 501st troopers I have can be the AT-TE gunner version I have an over-load of.

The one thing that this year and what I've see so far of the next has taught me is to over do it on troop building is completely pointless - just get one or two, the figure will be re-done at some point and you can get one or two more then. Case in point - Commander Gree from ROTS and the TSC Kashyyyk Elite Corps Troopers - I got two Grees and like eight of those Kashyyyk troopers. At the time of each figure's release, even though everyone was pointing out that they were inaccurate figures, it never occurred to me that Hasbro would EVER be bothered with making a corrected version either, let alone, make a corrected version each so soon!

I think Hasbro needs to stop listening to the army builders who want to gobble up each and every paint variation they can come up with for Clone/stormtroopers and actually visit some stores and take note of whats hanging on the pegs.

If I go into a store today, I can easily get: Airborne Troopers; Galactic Marines; AOTC White, Blue, Red, Yellow & Green Clones; ROTS White Clones; a variety of different Sandtroopers; and Stormtroopers w/o any problem. Not to mention the fact that I don't feel that finding the Shocktrooper or the VTAC Snowtrooper were particularly difficult either this year. The overall popularity of troopers is WAY down. Good job on letting the Wave 5 Saga Legends line be 80% clones!

While I would welcome a 12" General Grievous from Sideshow, I personally would prefer that they get to doing Darth Vader, Boba Fett and a Stormtrooper before they tackle the good general.

That's just my humble opinion really.

I missed the pre-order window on this one due to a meeting at work on the Friday it went up for sale. Just found out today that my wait-list request for the Sideshow Exclusive edition came through! woohoo!

I was getting nervous on this one! Hopefully I'll get lucky with that Imperial Officer too - same thing happened to me on that one.

I'm still waiting on mine, not entirely sure why but the UPS tracking code tells me it's coming on Monday so I can't wait! This is my all-time favorite Luke outfit, so if they stopped the line tomorrow I'd be (mostly) happy.  ;D

30th Anniversary Collection / Re: Recent 30AC Purchases
« on: November 23, 2007, 01:27 PM »
I guess for me, if I find what I need plus I find the wave at least four more times after that I consider the wave "plentiful"...

Sorry, I wasn't trying to brag or anything.

30th Anniversary Collection / Re: Wal-Mart "Jabba's Band" Battle Packs
« on: November 23, 2007, 12:44 PM »
I chose to go to WM instead of Target for two reasons (1) I already have all of the Target winter exclusives and (2) just in case they put these out OR the WM Comic 2-packs out.

Unfortunately, they didn't even put out any new Star Wars product at all - not even older releases. The way the SW looked when I checked it Wednesday night was the same way it looked this morning.  ???

30th Anniversary Collection / Re: Recent 30AC Purchases
« on: November 23, 2007, 10:41 AM »
I agree with Darth Anton - last year the "repaint" waves were quite plentiful - especially at WalMart (at least in my area) and they shipped many times over.

I think that waves 7, 7.5 and 8 will be just as plentiful as the previous waves in the TAC.

p.s. Got the Mandalorian Battlepacks/Figure Sets from EE this morning. Makes up for coming up empty on my Black Friday toy run.

Went to WalMart this morning. Unfortunately there wasn't anything new - I was hoping they would get in a case of wave 7, 7.5 or 8.

Oh well...

I've been able to score all of the Target exclusives now...

AT-RT Battlepack - via almost a month ago...

Ultimate Battlepacks, Clone Wars ARC-170, TIE Bomber - Monday of this week

ARC-170 Elite Corps Battlepack - today

My biggest gripe about Target's "street dates" is that they are completely fictitious and are almost NEVER adhered to, so I never just sit back and go "well, I guess I have to wait until X date".

I've noticed that too and I've even cancelled orders for stuff that I found in stores months before their own expected shipping date - I think I did that with Wave 6 as a matter of fact.

It used to be that they would get stuff at the same time as say WM or Target, now they seem to be at least a month behind.

I wonder what changed in the marketplace to cause this.

30th Anniversary Collection / Re: Recent 30AC Purchases
« on: November 21, 2007, 12:22 PM »
Picked up the Target Exclusive ARC-170 Elite Corps BP, Droid Factory Encounter BP, Hunt for Grievous BP and Clone Attack on Coruscant BP today. Grabbed the two clone sets just for the packaging variant.

30th Anniversary Collection / Re: Wal-Mart "Jabba's Band" Battle Packs
« on: November 20, 2007, 07:37 PM »
I haven't heard anything about these lately either. Which seems odd.

If they were a Black Friday item, then we SHOULD have heard something by now.


Called up target today, they said they had them but said they would refuse the sale becuase they have a street date for black friday.  ::) :-\

I saw a pallette of 10 cases of Ultimate Battle packs and there was a pink sticker on the side of the box that read:

"Wow or Never
Street Date:
9:00PM on Saturday
November 24th"

So I know they told you Black Friday, but I don't think they are supposed to put them out until Saturday night.

Doesn't matter, I bought two of each from this very same store yesterday. So your best bet is to try and hit your local Target as many times as you can.

I suckered myself into picking these up today.

It was really a no-brainer actually, the store I checked had priced them out at $23 each instead of $35 each.

They rang up the correct price at the register, but the gal made the price correction for me because of the price sticker.

So I got all three for $70 - still a rip off of course.

I guess I sorta fall into the evil "uber-completist" category - I really didn't care about them when they were European exclusives, but since they were released here, I felt compelled to pick up at least one set to keep MIB. If Hasbro had never released them here in the US, I would have never even cared about them. (so I hope that means I'm not all that bad)  ;D

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