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Saga Collection '06 / Re: The Saga Collection - The Stands
« on: April 21, 2006, 07:29 AM »
Well - I made a chess set out of the holos - that was before I found out that they were going to change the color to red starting with the next wave...

I really like the stands, I like the fact that the movie name is on the top of the stand. I hope they put "A New Hope" on the ones for the EPIV figures and not just simply "Star Wars" - you should leave those generic stands for EU figures.

I wish the Demise of Grievous had been fully packed out like a UGH figure since it has the UGH sticker. It doesn't need to have a silver mini-holo (unless they made a unique Grievous one just for this figure, 'cause random would be a nightmare), but a silver base like the one that's coming with the Shadow Stormtrooper would have been welcome and appropriate.

I would have liked to have the Sep of the Twins figures come with bases too, just so all TSC-like carded figures could have the same extras.

Hasbro would do well do offer bags of un-named bases at - since I am more of a shelf display type collector and not a diorama builder, I would gladly buy a bag of 25 AOTC or ROTS bases to put with the figures that didn't come with a base of some kind - not to mention all of the POTF2 and POTJ figures that didn't come with bases at all.

Saga Collection '06 / Re: TSC Recent Purchases
« on: April 21, 2006, 07:22 AM »
Picked up another full set of VTSC. Now all I need from this wave are a pair of Biker Scouts, for my four-man squad.

Helped a friend pick up the Demise of Grievous and Skirmish in the Senate battlepack at the same Target - I got an employee to pull all three things, the Targets here in NJ have not been putting them out unless you ask.

Easy enough to pass on because for me not movie accurate or EU accurate. Looks like he belongs in Vader's section chearing for the Dark Lord of the Sith at a Sporting Event. Being a non-completist, I'm back on passing on figures I don't want or that I cannot justify the cost on.

HA! BlackDog this made me laugh out loud.

You're right, it looks like you should push that base and it will say in Temura's voice "Vader, Vader, He's Our Man, If He Can't Kill Him, No One Can! YEAH!"

Of course, I need two. Unlike the Shadow Stormtroopers which was an easy buy from today, this one is going to be a major P.I.T.A., I just know it. Now I have to hope that Matt will take pity on me again this year...

Saga Collection '06 / Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
« on: April 19, 2006, 05:18 PM »
Well - I placed two orders for 5 figures each. This will give me plenty to have a squad of six, two to keep MOMC and two more for trades down the line.

I'm glad they are doing it this way.

Saga Collection '06 / Re: TSC Recent Purchases
« on: April 19, 2006, 10:03 AM »
Last two days have been pretty good...

Yesterday: Two full sets of the VTSC figures.

Today: The three Skirmish in the Senate Battlepacks I wanted and the two Demise of Grievous figures I needed.

I'm hoping these will start to show up on the East Coast this week.

I'm looking to get three of these. Two to open and one to keep MIB.

Gotta have at least two Senate pods. Perhaps if these go on clearance, I'll get more just for the shocktroopers and pods, but somehow, I doubt they'll get that far. Even the "Assault on Coruscant" battle packs from the summer didn't stick around long enough to hit clearance in my area.

Saga Collection '06 / EpIII Heroes
« on: April 9, 2006, 11:13 PM »
Well - I already have Wave 1 on order with EE and I will be placing an order for Wave 2 with them as well. I typically get two (or more) of every figure and one always stays MOC. So while I don't need to open these, I will be happy to add these carded variations to my collection.

Am I thrilled with the prospect of buying these simply for the packaging variation?


Will my OCD allow me to skip them?


So there I am, stuck smack dab in the middle of mental illness.  :-\

Saga Collection '06 / Re: Saga 2006 Figure Release List
« on: April 9, 2006, 11:08 PM »
At least this individually carded Target exclusive isn't a troop builder. Imagine if we had to be getting as many VTSC Biker Scouts AND Exclusive Target [Insert Army Builder Type, ie Clone] at the same time at $12 each?

Just wait til this summer when everyone is going to be going crazy for the Blackhole/Shadow Stormtrooper variant of the VOTC figure from SDCC. God help us all.

I'd say the best thing about these is that by creating the UGH, Hasbro has admitted that the line (during non-movie years) is aimed at collectors.  This is good because whenever Hasbro does a Q&A they say the line is aimed at kids, next time they do this we can respond by pointing to this sub-line and proving them wrong.

I'm no Hasbro basher, but they do get a bit defensive when the do public appearances.

They can and will still claim that the line is geared towards kids. Pointing at the wide variety of lines that are primarily for kids: Galactic Heroes, Force Battlers, Transformers, Attacktix, etc...

They can also make a claim that the regular 3.75" figure line are not for kids. What the UGH, VTSC & Titanium Lines do is allow them to simply say "see we're offering things for you collectors too".

There's a show I like to watch when I get home in time called "Attack of the Show" on G4 - back in February they covered Toy Fair. Now you would expect that the audience for this show would be primarily toy collectors, not kids. Well, when it came time to cover Hasbro, there was Darryl De[Retarded]Priest gushing about the "all metal" figures which are "new".

So that's my point, you corner them at a con or some other event and they will simply hold up the Titanium Figures and say "but we made these for you, collectors!" and then when the line fails (which it will if the amount of the first wave collecting dust locally here in NJ is any indication) they will point the blame at collectors and say "well, we gave collectors a chance and they didn't support the line, so that's why we have to gear Star Wars to kids, blah blah blah"

Saga Collection '06 / Re: Battle of Endor Wave
« on: April 7, 2006, 09:37 AM »
If this R2 is R2 tied to two logs so you could have two Ewoks carrying him on their shoulders - it would be a definite winner.

In fact, it need not even be a new figure, just supply the "stretcher" accessory and the "rope" to "tie" him to it.

Saga Collection '06 / Re: TSC Retail Situations
« on: April 7, 2006, 06:28 AM »
I guess if I could 'run' speedwalk to the toy aisle in the morning(not have a job) I would be getting more from them and complain less??

How the hell do you equate "not having a job" with being at a Target at 8am or a WalMart at 7am?

I've got a damn good job, that pays me quite well, and I can hit at least one WalMart and one Target both when they open on my way up to work.

What you really should be saying is "not have a job that requires me to be on the clock before 9am"

Saga Collection '06 / Re: How many times have you...
« on: April 7, 2006, 06:23 AM »
Cody: 9 - three for myself, four for fellow collectors here in NJ, twice as a UGH variant

Scorch: 8 - three for myself, five for fellow collectors here in NJ

Utapau Clone: 16 - eight for myself, eight for fellow collectors here in NJ

Primarily everything above was seen at Target with the exception of one Scorch and one of the UGH Cody figures picked up at WalMart.

Best time to go looking is in the morning. I hit at least one WalMart and one Target every day when they open at 7AM and 8AM respectively.

Saga Collection '06 / Re: TSC Recent Purchases
« on: April 6, 2006, 11:28 PM »
Picked up a VTSC Scout, Tusken and Luke to complete the set on my way home from work tonight. Now I can send away for the Lucas Stormtrooper! ;D

What part of the country are you in? West Coast?

Saga Collection '06 / Re: George Lucas in Stormtrooper Disguise.
« on: April 6, 2006, 10:18 AM »
This figure will be available for direct order from at some point in the future. Otherwise, this thing would be coming at us in a white mailer box. It's a gut-feeling I'm basing this on, but I'm really confused by the level of effort that Hasbro has put into this mail-away figure.

I had already planned on getting at least three sets of these:
One to keep MOMC
Two to open and send away for my sealed MOMC Lucastrooper and my opened Lucastrooper.

I also planned on getting at least two more each of the Biker Scout and Tusken Raider as part of my typical squad building efforts.

Down the road, I expect to see Han, Greedo and Luke warming the pegs and if by some chance I can pick up another set or two of those three at clearance, I'll snag them and try to send away for a few more Lucastroopers.

I'm willing to bet that if you simply include five tabs and the $5 check you'll be sent a figure.

Bump - still need the UGH Scorch and UGH Grievous, willing to trade one-for-one.

Thanks for looking.

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