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Yeah - here in NJ all of the typical hot wheel collector losers are now going right for the Star Wars section as opposed to rushing over to the Hot Wheels when the store opens.

This can, at times, get to be a tad frustrating.

Luckily, persistence has paid off for me, I have 1 each of the AT-AT Driver, Commander Cody, Darth Vader, Han Solo, Obi-Wan Kenobi and 2 each of Anakin, Boba Fett and the Snowtrooper.

All I need to do is score a Scorch and General Grievous and I'm all set - and I haven't been doing anything different then I normally do - hit at least one WalMart and one Target every morning.

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I have the following UGH figures available for trade:
  • Boba Fett (Emperor Silver Mini Holo)
  • Snowtrooper (Darth Maul Silver Mini Holo)
  • Anakin Skywalker (Darth Maul Silver Mini Holo)
  • AT-AT Driver (Darth Vader Silver Mini Holo)
  • Obi-Wan (Yoda Silver Mini Holo)
  • Darth Vader (Darth Vader Silver Mini Holo)

I need:
  • UGH - Scorch
  • UGH - General Grievous

Here are my preferences for the silver mini-holos with Scorch and Grievous (although I know that beggars can't really be choosers)...

UGH Scorch - Luke or Rebel Trooper
UGH Grievous - Count Dooku

Thanks for looking.

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Saga Collection '06 / Re: TSC Recent Purchases
« on: March 27, 2006, 02:58 PM »
Scored UGH variants of Anakin, Obi-Wan, Darth Vader and Han Solo!

Only need two more UGH variants and I have a complete set!

I have these available to trade:
  • Boba Fett
  • Snowtrooper

and I need these two:
  • Scorch
  • General Grievous

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Picked up a cody and at at driver UGH figs this morning.  Got boba and snowtrooper yesterday.  I cant wait to get the scorch and vader

Here are the case pairings:

AT-AT Driver/Cody
Snowtrooper/Fett
Vader/Han
Scorch/General Grievous
Obi-Wan/Anakin

In NJ the cases so far all seem to be the first two. I'm hoping that as we move further away or heaven-forbid - the WalMarts finally start to get them in, perhaps they'll have some of the other case varieties and I'll be closer to getting a complete set.

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The UGH Figure  will be available as a sealed case of 12 figures (all 10 plus and additional Cody/Snowtrooper) from Case Fresh in May. Case Fresh listened to the fans concerns and approached Hasbro Australia to get sealed complete set case made up for the Australian market. Thru CF's initiative and marketing power they were able to ensure your Hunt was more like a walk in the park. More testament to the fact that CF is the Aussie collectors best friend.

You know - if this is true, I am not surprised. I was partially expecting that either in the fall or by Christmas time a place like either StarWarsShop.com, HasbroToyShop.com or even perhaps EntertainmentEarth would be offering a case of ONLY the UGH variants. Only in my head, the way it would work out is that in those cases there would be two more figures that weren't part of the UGH Coruscant Wave assortments. So let's say that instead of and extra Cody and Snowtrooper, it was the Utapau Clone and Sandtrooper from the Tatooine Wave.

I guess if CaseFresh is getting this, it's still in the realm of possibility for a online store here in the US to get the same kind of thing.

Right now, I'm just happy that I've been able to find four of these UGH variants and all four of them have different silvered mini-holograms.

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Saga Collection '06 / Re: TSC Recent Purchases
« on: March 24, 2006, 06:15 AM »
Did pretty well over the past few days - found four of the foil variant UGH figures at my local Target: Cody, AT-AT Driver, Boba Fett & Snowtrooper - basically four of the six that I want REALLY bad as foil variants. If I can score a Scorch & Vader now, I'll be happy, I never expected to find four so fast.

I've also managed to score almost 2 complete sets of the Coruscant wave - I'm missing a Cody and Holo Ki-Adi Mundi opener and then I'll be done with the wave from a regular figure standpoint.

Of course, I'll keep scouring the stores to find as many UGH foil variants as I can get my hands on... even if I keep seeing the same figures over and over, I'll use them to trade for the rest of the 10.

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Saga Collection '06 / Re: SAGA - how much have you bought so far?
« on: February 4, 2006, 11:14 PM »
Here's my tally so far - this includes both my MOC set and my openers:

Wave 1 - Battle of Carkoon

  SAGA-001: Princess Leia (Boushh Disguise) x 2
  SAGA-002: Han Solo (Carbonite) x 2
  SAGA-003: Bib Fortuna x 2
  SAGA-004: Barada (Skiff Guard) x 2
  SAGA-005: Chewbacca (Boushh Prisoner) x 2
  SAGA-006: Boba Fett x 2

Wave 2 - Battle of Hoth

  SAGA-007: General Veers x 3
  SAGA-008: Major Bren Derlin x 2
  SAGA-009: AT-AT Driver x 4
  SAGA-010: R2-D2 x 2
  SAGA-011: Snowtrooper x 3
  SAGA-012: General Rieekan x 2
  SAGA-013: Darth Vader x 2
  SAGA-014: Power Droid x 2


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Saga Collection '06 / Re: Saga 2006 Figure Release List
« on: January 21, 2006, 08:13 AM »
Have you seen this!?!?!? :o

2006 Exclusives

According to this we are getting a Galactic Marine, Faie, and Neyo  :D BUT they will be elxcusives.... Excited but worried...  I love clones and if I can't get gobs of them I get pissed!


That is a very interesting list. I think a lot of it is only rumored at some point, with stuff that IS confirmed thrown in for good measure.

The last column is the expected release date. If you look under the category of Exclusive & Special you see that there is an extra for a Silver Yoda on Black Card-back, a TRU exclusive and the release date was 4/2005. Well a TRU exclusive Yoda DID come out this year, only it was a hologram Yoda on a ROTS card. So until you hear confirmation of one of these rumors, I would assume they are just that - rumors.

Also - I think those three female animated Clone Wars figures in the top list are just wishful thinking. Unless Hasbro plans on releasing a Saga Wave in the animated style, I just don't see these happening. Perhaps at one point, those three were planned to be part of those DVD 3-packs that came out when the 2nd season came out on DVD, but were dropped. As the Coruscant Wave shows us, they are willing to visit characters from the cartoon series (Foul Moudamma), but they are redering them in the style of the regular figure line (which I personally prefer).

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Saga Collection '06 / Re: 2006 American International Toy Fair
« on: January 21, 2006, 08:02 AM »
Well - I'm a little late with the questions, but here are mine:

1) With the Bounty Hunt promotion, will the stickers/cards/whatever that are extra on those figures be unique for each figure, and you will be required to compile a set of all ten (e.g. card/sticker 1 of 10, 2 of 10, 3 of 10, etc...) or if you find say for example six bounty hunts in all one shot, but they're 3x Scorch and 3x AT-AT Driver, can those be six cards/stickers to use towards a GL Stormtrooper?

2) Why no ESB VOTC figures this year?

3) What is the status on re-releasing the Cloud Car?

4) Why not re-release some of the smaller playsets from the vintage line with better paint ops? Dagobah, Ewok Villiage and Star Destroyer Bridge would be great again.

5) Why not re-release the mini-rigs with better paint ops? This should be an easy way to get a variety of vehicles out there at the $10 - $15 price point.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS DVD 3-Packs!
« on: November 18, 2005, 09:22 PM »
What is up with left arm pose of that Anakin?  Weird...

Agreed and conidering this Anakin originally came with in a duel set with Count Dooku, it's almost like Anakin's just putting his left arm out there saying "go ahead, chop this one off too!" Very odd pose for a figure IMHO.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: TOMY Remote Control R2-D2 at SWS.com
« on: November 16, 2005, 06:37 AM »
I love my remote controlled R2 - like Jesse said, it fits in great with the Hasbro line of 3.75" figures. It physically stands a hair taller than the other R2 units, but it does so for one simple reason - the functioning wheels. If Hasbro were to make the "rolling action" wheels on their astromechs really work with a push, then those figures would stand at the same height too.

I pre-ordered my R4-P17 from the club yesterday and I hope they are going to also be carrying the all black Imperial Astromech (I'm sorry I can't recall it's name, R2-Q6 I think, but I'm not sure).

Down the line, once we get the new R5-D4, I'd love to see Hasbro share the head mold for R5 and then we get a remote controlled version of him.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS Recent Purchases
« on: November 16, 2005, 06:33 AM »
Finally found the third wave of ROTS packaged Target Cup w/Figure Sets (Vader, Stormtrooper and Leia) - feels good to have almost all of the ROTS line behind me now.

All I have left to get is the Separation of the Twins figures and a one or two more of the Collection 2 final wave army builders (501st and Wookie Heavy Gunner)

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS Recent Purchases
« on: November 3, 2005, 11:38 PM »
As did mine - when i was having trouble scoring the Tarkin wave, I thought I had hit pay-dirt when I was able to order all three of them from Amazon, then I got them in the mail and my hopes of scoring the MOC set I needed were quickly dashed...

Poor packaging, smashed bubbles, creased cardbacks - I promptly sent them back and got a refund.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: "Evolutions" assortment...
« on: November 3, 2005, 11:32 PM »
Yeah - my bad on the number of case estimate. When there were six there and since I got there right when they opened, I had forgotten these things ship in cases of four, not six and since I remembered this variation was supposed to ship in solid cases, I just assumed that it was one case.

Sorry for any confusion....

But what I most definitely saw were TWO cases that had been put out and I left behind the two Sith Evo sets that came with them.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: "Evolutions" assortment...
« on: November 3, 2005, 12:47 PM »
Yeah - $10 more to get two of them w/o having the hassle of frequently hitting the store or gas costs is definitely a easy trade (especially with the current cost of gas)...

This is a GREAT set - I prefer it over the yellow version. The Kama on the ROTS trooper is SUPER cool with the different paint design on the back. I have these two commanders standing with the gray clones that came in the Target Assault on Coruscant battle pack.

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