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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"


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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.

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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"

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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.

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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?

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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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