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Here on the East Coast I haven't seen these at any of the four Target stores I frequent.

I had just assumed that I would see these after they perform their aisle resets this week - so far nothing though.

It would be amusing if they were recalled by Hasbro. It's just a stupid concept to begin with. Hey Hasbro - you make good toys, let someone else come up with the protective packaging that PRESERVES the condition.

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12" Figures / Re: Your 12" Figure Collection .
« on: May 5, 2005, 12:12 PM »
Instead of listing everything I have - I'm going to list what I don't have... I keep a list of what I'm missing here at work so I can scan eBay from time-to-time...

My 12" collection consists of one of every 12" figure, figure w/vehicle and figure w/beast released except for the following:

Collector Series:
Boba Fett
Stormtrooper

Action Collection:
AT-AT Driver
Electronic C-3PO & R2-D2 (TRU exclusive)
Electronic 14" Darth Vader (the one I have, I opened)
Luke Skywalker in Stormtrooper Disguise w/Dianoga Tentacle
R2-D2 w/Detachable Utility Arms

and that's it - that's all I'm missing before I can claim I have a "complete" set of 12" figures.

The AT-AT driver isn't really a necessity since it is just a re-package from the exclusive version that came in the Collector Series style packaging. I want to kick myself over not having the Electronic droids simply because I saw them all over, but didn't get into collecting 12" figures until TPM came out.

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12" Figures / Re: Will there be 12" figures for Episode 3?
« on: May 5, 2005, 12:05 PM »
I'm just wondering if anyone has seen the two Jeid female dolls yet?  I saw them at C3 in dealer booths for $40.00 each but I am too cheap for that.

Picked up both Shaak Ti and Barris Offee at WalMart on Wednesday morning. They were around $19 each plus tax.

I was shocked to find them there - the store where I found them hasn't really gotten anything new since 4/2 (no figures #33 - #40, no deluxe wave 2, etc...).

Another alternative jadesfire would be to pick them up from the Hasbro Toy Shop website - they are $19.99 each on there.

Any truth to the rumors that these two female Jedi are the LAST of the ROTS 12" offerings? I recall reading in the reports from C3 that they don't have any plans to make any more and the entire future of the 12" line is uncertain.

I could definitely use a break from collecting the 12" figures and would welcome them killing the line - especially since the quality has always varied from mediocre to poor.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: More Target Exclusives?
« on: May 5, 2005, 11:42 AM »
I went into a Target the other morning following behind two ******** who hunt for Hot-Wheels.

Anyway, one of the two guys used to dabble in Star Wars toys, but hasn't for some time. So I hear him saying to the other guy - "I haven't bought ANY of the new Star Wars stuff in a long time, it's just such crap"

What did this dick-wad proceed to do? Hit the Star Wars aisle FIRST - not the Hot-Wheels, the Star Wars. He started grabbing Clone Pilots, Clone Commanders, and then started looking at the pegs of the Target Exclusive Clone.

If murder was legal - I would have choked him to death right there on the spot.

Advice to all: NEVER give a stranger who asks you "what figures are hard to find?" a valid answer - tell him/her that the hard-to-find figures are Bail Organa and Mon Mothma or something else.

The problem with the line for ROTS is that the Clones are the best of the batch AND the army builders so the Hot-Wheel dregs are going to grab as many as they can simply for eBay re-sale.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS Nemoidian Soldier
« on: May 4, 2005, 01:16 PM »
While I may change my opinion once I get my hands on one of these figures, but I really really really wish Hasbro hadn't put any action features into this figure (or the second Wookie Warrior for that matter). It's passable that they put the quick-draw action into the #6 clonetrooper mainly because we're getting the SA Clonetrooper #41 and that won't have action features.

I'll probably get two to flank Nute Gunray and the rest of the separatists as they cower in the bunker on Mustafar.  ;D

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: BARC Bike, and Clone Gunship
« on: May 4, 2005, 12:29 PM »
Now - I don't have an open gunship, but I do have two Barc speeders. They have this rip-cord feature that allows you to simulate the Barc-trooper racing into battle. (whatever)

Anyway, needless to say, the Barc Speeder is longer, doesn't come apart and has a large wheel in the rear. Taking all of this into account, my guess would be that the BARC Speeder DOES NOT fit or lock into the Gunship as nicely as the Speeder Bike did.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: More Target Exclusives?
« on: May 4, 2005, 12:00 PM »
I don't know if this helps or not, but supposedly there is going to be a SW aisle reset/refresh for May 8th. I'm guessing it is something they planned on doing just to make sure that the aisle was still presentable come May 19th.

Perhaps this will also be the time when those three or four pegs that read "Lava Vader" will be changed to "SA Clonetrooper" (or similar)?

I personally am hoping that items that haven't been widely available yet will start to show up - like the Mustafar playset and Wave 2 of Unleashed.

Another possibility is to call your Target and give them the DPCI number (it's at the start of this thread) and ask them to see if they have any instock.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: "Classic Character"
« on: May 3, 2005, 03:20 PM »
I would prefer two screen scenes.

Tatooine: Owen, Beru, Cliegg & Baby Luke

Alderaan: Bail Organa, Queen, Bail's Aide & Baby Leia

If they did something like that I would be very happy.

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Saga Collection '06 / Re: 2007
« on: May 3, 2005, 10:19 AM »
Online shopping is so unsporting--like those canned hunts where somebody trees a bear and then you go shoot it down. Not a fair fight.

If I could hunt down Target employees, hit with a dart filled with "How Can I Help You" serum, tag them for future hunts and move on, I'd be happy with that.  ;D

I do like the hunt when the stuff actually makes it to the pegs - in other words when I can find stuff.

I absolutely HATE the hunt when I can read that people are finding stuff all over the country and the pegs in my area are either bare or stale - this happens A LOT and I don't casually go hunting for new stuff - I hit stores EVERY DAY.

While there are some definite downsides to ordering online (unless then have a mint condition guarantee, you are always vulnerable to less than mint merchandise arriving), there are sometimes that I find myself wishing "If Hasbro would just let me buy from them directly, I wouldn't have to go through this bull****!"

Hasbro should run a RELIABLE "one of every figure" club, sort of like a subscription, say they have 60 figures a year. Let them have $8 per figure - that means $480 per year gets you one of every figure, MOC in a starcase. I would also make it where the purchase is divided up - charge $40 a month and if you want, do like what Cell Phones do - have it be year-to-year and if someone cancells early, charge them a cancellation penalty. If $80 a month got me doubles of the five new figures that month to my door w/o any searching, extra gas expense or frustration, I think I would be REALLY hard-pressed not to take Hasbro up on a deal like that.

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Just look at this crap! ::)

 ::) OOH, it's got an AFA grade of 90 - my heart's a flutter!  ::)

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
« on: May 3, 2005, 09:53 AM »
Sweet! Good thing I haven't bought a BARC yet.

Although considering the spoilers I've seen, I think it would make more sense to put the Wookiee with the AT-RT and the clone with the BARC.... *scratches head*

*spoilers*

Actually, if you take a look at, I think, issue 3 of the ROTS comic book adaptation, Chewie and Tarful help Yoda fight his way past what looks like a squad of the clone that comes with the Barc - so perhaps they actually got it right (if the comic is to be believed).

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS Recent Purchases
« on: May 3, 2005, 09:50 AM »
Between yesterday and today - picked up my two sets (one MOC and one opener) of the Deluxe Wave 2 assortment.

I've already opened up the Vader, Jet-pack Clone and Vulture Droid.

Will tear into the Yoda on Can-cell tonight!

All-in-all very pleased with these four deluxe figures - it is a WAY better wave than the launch wave.

This morning saw Collection 1, Wave 3 all over the place, Walmart and Target, plenty of Clone Pilots, Clone Commanders, Blue & Red Saber versions of Palpatine #35 and Exploding Grievous. One Target had what was left of a Collaction 2, Wave 3 case - one Pollis Massan and a Vader Medical Droid.

Glad to see the Wave 3 figures are starting to show up. Still haven't seen the Wave 4 Col 1 figures yet. Haven't seen the Dooku saber variant Anakin either. Not sure if that's in the case with the Wave 3 or Wave 4 figures though.

I'm still looking for a second Gunship - I'm kicking myself that I just didn't buy the two I saw a KB Toys on the 2nd - it's not like KB's price was bad or nothing either - it was $29.99 - same as Target/TRU. I'm also dying to find the Mustafar playset - can't wait to open up one of those and fiddle with it!

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Wal-Mart "Early Bird" Exclusive
« on: May 2, 2005, 07:55 PM »
I'm in the same predicament that Jared is in.

I'm tempted to have them shipped to my job 'cause I should be moving in the next month.

I find it hard to believe that after you have to send in the UPC, the original receipt and the certificate, Hasbro would still have the balls to tell you - "sorry, we're out, didn't you read the fine print, it says 'while supplies last'" - cause part of me wants to just wait to send it in after I'm sure I'm in the new house - which could be as early as mid-June.

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Jocasta's Reading Room / Re: ROTS Comics Out Now!
« on: May 2, 2005, 02:45 PM »
The Borders Books near where I work has issues #3 and #4 of the ROTS Comic Book adaptation.

While not as bad as the book, the last two issues of the comic also seemed rushed. I hope the movie isn't like that. I've always been in the school of thought that a SW movie could be 3-4hrs if it was compelling and clearly told the story. I hope GL doesn't rush ROTS at the end or cut things down to fit it into the 2hr mold of all of the other movies in the saga.

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Jocasta's Reading Room / Re: ROTS Novel (Spoilers)
« on: May 2, 2005, 02:43 PM »
Agreed Pete on a lot of your points.  The first Act was way way way too in depth while the end was way way way too rushed.  It is not even close to being on par with the TPM and AOTC Novelizations IMO

You're exactly right, I've read almost all of the PT hardcovers:

Cloak of Deception
The Phantom Menace
Rogue Planet
The Approaching Storm
Attack of the Clones
Shatterpoint
Cestus Deception
Jedi Trial
Labyrinth of Evil
Revenge of the Sith

and I hate to say it, but out of all of them as books that tell a story - the Revenge of the Sith novellization is the worst. Labyrinth of Evil was leaps and bounds better.

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