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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 StarWarsShop.com 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.

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

Thanks for looking.

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I ordered a case as well. Works out nice since I am a good little sheep and simply want one of each for my MOC collection. No need to get a second set to open. I did the same thing with the HOF assortment in the previous Saga line.

I'm not surprised really that they did this. EP3 still seems to be doing well toy-wise. I think that's also the reason why they put the UGH with the Coruscant wave - it's the first Saga Collection wave that's focused on EP3 and at least here in NJ is selling better than any previous Saga Collection wave.

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Saga Collection '06 / Re: TSC Recent Purchases
« on: March 29, 2006, 05:51 PM »
Picked up another UGH Obi-Wan Kenobi this morning. I'm doubling up where necessary so I also have a complete set of all mini-holos with the silver/pewter deco. I have at least one of each mini-holo in silver except Luke and Rebel Trooper now.

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Saga Collection '06 / Re: The Motives Of Scalpers
« on: March 29, 2006, 04:31 AM »
I know a few locals who scalp just to pay for their own collection.

I have a job to pay for my collection.

They should maybe get one too?

Kevin

Here here!

I've heard that before myself... "Well, I sell hot items in other lines to help pay for my collection of ____________"

How about getting a better job so you can help pay for ___________

Typically in my area, the __________ is Hot Wheels collecting. What are cars in the store $1? If you can't swing collecting a line where each item costs $1, you shouldn't be collecting. I know that sounds snobby, but it's the truth.

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Ok - I added which Silver Mini Holos are included with these figures.

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What is the holo on the Anakin Skywalker?

I think it's Darth Vader. I have two extra Anakins actually, but I won't have the second one in hand until tomorrow at the earliest.

You know - tonight I'll check what each of them are and I'll post what the silver mini holos are with them I think that would be helpful to everyone looking.

Thanks.

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Could be worse, you could have zero UGH figures... ::)

You're right, I suppose I should be grateful to some degree. I was mostly voicing my disgust than anything else. I know there are people here who have yet to find any.

Pete, it looks like Grievous and scorch are shipping later. A quick check of ebay will tell you that there are virtually none in the system yet. Rest assured, they will hit. If you want to unload any of your current extras, I would gladly grab a couple :)

Thanks, I hadn't even thought to check eBay to see if they are surfacing in any sort of quantity.

I haven't quite decided what to do with the extra nine I have (I have two extra Anakins). This morning I could have even grabbed yet another Anakin and Obi-Wan, but I just left them for the next guy. I guess I'll figure that out when I get the last two for my own set.

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Saga Collection '06 / Re: TSC Recent Purchases
« on: March 28, 2006, 03:44 PM »
Scored six more UGH figures for my second partial set: Cody, AT-AT Driver, Han Solo, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker & Darth Vader.

The only "plus" to finding some of these is that I now have:
UGH Han Solo w/Silver Han Solo Holo
UGH Obi-Wan w/Silver Obi-wan Holo
UGH Commander Cody w/Silver Stormtrooper Holo

I already had
UGH Darth Vader w/Silver Darth Vader Holo
UGH Boba Fett w/Silver Boba Fett Holo

There are enough "bad guys" to get all six Silver Dark Side Holos plus one repeat, but there are only three "good guys" so in order to get a complete set of 12 Silver Holos you're going to need to double up on the good guys.

Damn my OCD - it's making this whole thing all the more frustrating!

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Well now I'm truly frustrated. How is it that I've been able to acquire 2 each of Cody, AT-AT Driver, Anakin, Obi-Wan, Darth Vader, Han Solo, Snowtrooper & Boba Fett, but I can't find even ONE of either Scorch or General Grievous!

***GRRRR***

If this morning I had come across the two I need instead of being able to score six more of the same ones I already had, I'd be on "hunt vacation" until the 2006 VOTC figures started to hit.  >:(

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Bump, basically I now have an extra one of EACH UGH except the two I still need: Scorch and General Grievous.

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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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