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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.

2642
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

2643
I got an e-mail from EE too and according to the tracking info, I'll have them on Friday.

2644
Here's what I've already bought:

Target
TIE Bomber
ARC 170 (Clone Wars)
AT-RT Battle Pack
Battle of Hoth Ultimate Battle Pack
Battle of Endor Ultimate Battle Pack

Online
Mandalorian/Elite Force Packs
7" Unleashed Trooper
Battlefront II Packs

TRU
Y-Wing
TIE Interceptor (181st)
Geonosis Arena Battle Pack

K-Mart
Exclusive Tins from EP2, EP3 & EP6

And here's what I'm going to buy when I find them...

Target
ARC 170 Battle Pack

Wal-Mart
Jabba's Band Battle Pack (Max Rebo Band)
Jabba's Band Battle Pack (Jabba's Dancers)
Comic Packs (Fett/DSD, Keller/Marine, Obi-Wan/Bail)

TRU
Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter w/Hyperspace Ring (2008?)

2645
30th Anniversary Collection / Re: Recent 30AC Purchases
« on: November 20, 2007, 06:53 PM »
Picked up a set of the K-Mart Exclusive Tins this morning and the Saga Legends Wave 4 Droids (TC-14, R4-I9, Sandcrawler Droid).

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30th Anniversary Collection / Re: Recent 30AC Purchases
« on: November 19, 2007, 09:37 PM »
Scored the following today:

2x The Battle of Endor Ultimate Battlepack
2x The Battle of Hoth Ultimate Battlepack
2x Clone Wars Deco ARC-170 Fighter
2x TIE Bomber
2x Saga Legends Sandtrooper IV (Evolutions Body, Dity w/Orange Pauldron)
1x Saga Legends Clonetrooper Sergeant
1x McQuarrie Snowtrooper

It was kind of an expensive day...

 ;D

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Saga Collection '06 / Re: TSC Recent Purchases
« on: May 13, 2006, 04:37 PM »
Picked up two TRU Clone Wars Republic Gunships this morning. Got my case of Titanium Figures Wave 2.5 from EntertainmentEarth today as well. This is the case that has one of each type (both figures painted and patina finish).

Also got some items from an auction I bid on to finish up what I needed in UGH figures. Unfortunately the items came crushed and the silver foil on one figure was torn, so I'm not exactly pleased.

2648
Saga Collection '06 / Re: VOTC/VTSC - Buying Extras?
« on: April 27, 2006, 05:01 PM »
Here was what I bought for the VOTC & VTSC, for all of these one of them was kept MOC:

3x ANH Han
3x Chewie
7x Stormtrooper
3x Vader
3x Tatooine Luke
3x Princess Leia
3x C-3PO
3x R2-D2
3x Lando
3x Yoda
3x Obi-Wan
3x Boba Fett

3x Endor Han
5x Biker Scout
3x X-Wing Pilot Luke
3x Greedo
5x Tusken Raider

I'd like to get two more Biker Scouts, but otherwise I'm happy with my tally.

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Saga Collection '06 / Re: Possible VTSC Wave 2?
« on: April 23, 2006, 08:38 AM »
Another example of a basic figure being close to the VTSC level of quality is the recent AT-AT Driver. Add ankle joints, a ball jointed waist/chest articulation point and change the elbows from cut joints to ball joints and that figure could easily be part of the VTSC line.

It almost makes you wonder what the criteria is for how a figure gets on the VOTC/VTSC list.

Personally, every OT trooper has already been done. If they make another/updated version, I would PREFER they put it in the VTSC line - and I do buy multiples of the $10 army builders so I'm in the same boat as everyone else on that regard.

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Saga Collection '06 / Re: Possible VTSC Wave 2?
« on: April 22, 2006, 10:54 PM »
Well, for me personally, this will probably be what I get:

2 x Darth Vader (ESB)
5 x Jawa (light-up eyes)
2 x Luke Skywalker Bespin Gear
2 x Princess Leia Endor General
5 x Snow Trooper (Hoth Stormtrooper)

Unless they have a giveaway for another 6th figure with that wave as well, then the Vader, Luke and Leia will jump to 3x each. Basically it will be a similar pattern to what I had to do with VTSC Wave 1

3x Greedo
5x Tusken Raider
3x X-Wing Luke
3x Han in Trenchcoat
5x Biker Scout

2651
Modern Trading / Re: Have UGH Scorch X2
« on: April 22, 2006, 04:42 PM »
I have a demise of Grievous - what are the silver mini holos with those Scorches? Do either of them have Luke?

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Saga Collection '06 / Re: Possible VTSC Wave 2?
« on: April 22, 2006, 04:26 PM »
Yeah, I meant Sandpeople - not Sandtrooper.  I have one open, and it's not as bad as the initial pictures made it look, but it's still too rigid and puffy IMO.

You're right there is a slight bit of puffy-ness.

What I found when posing each one is that if I have a tug to the back of the cloak at the bottom, the puffy-ness goes away somewhat and it looks just like robes flowing off the character.

Soft goods seems to be a double edged sword with the modern line, Hasbro definitely has had a lot more "misses" as opposed to "hits" when using it.


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Saga Collection '06 / Re: Possible VTSC Wave 2?
« on: April 22, 2006, 02:08 PM »
It's no secret that I disagree with the second half of your statement about the line needing to deviate from the original run, but as for the softgoods - Hasbro's been hit or miss IMO.  For every Puffy Coat Obi-Wan or Sandtrooper, there's been a princes leia with a nice flexible white gown (see Hooded Commtech Chip).  The Evolutions Softgoods on the Anakin and Sith Lord sets were great.  They just need to use the right materials - ones that don't take their own shape.    It's worked pretty well for many figures and can work pretty easily for the jawas if they just pick the right material and cut it tight enough.

Hey Rob - when you mention the Sandtrooper above are you referring to the new VTSC one? I have three of those opened and the soft goods on them are great. Maybe you meant the one that came with the Bantha many moons ago...

I know the VTSC figure looks not-so-good in the VTSC packaging, but once you open him up and adjust the cloak, the figure looks great.

2654
Saga Collection '06 / Re: TSC Recent Purchases
« on: April 22, 2006, 02:02 PM »
Picked up two more VTSC Biker Scouts and one more VTSC Tusken Raider. Now I'm all done with VTSC Wave 1.

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I like it. Not enough to army build them, but I'll be happy with one to keep MOC and if possible a second one to open.

The Shadow Stormtrooper on the other hand - 6 man squad here I come!

I almost view this piece as akin to the Celebration III Vader.

Deep down, I'm not thrilled about stuff that is meant to be exclusive to a specific event as not everyone can travel and I personally don't feel like I should have to travel all over the US or internationally to get a complete collection of a toy line. So I'll resort to either (a) an assist from someone here; (b) an online site that MIGHT have them after SDCC or worst case (c) eBay.




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