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Revenge of the Sith / Re: 2005 Red Metallic Darth Vader @ Target
« on: March 28, 2005, 02:18 PM »
How the hell do these people have their hands on these things? I thought the Nazi Party of the Nation of Target was guarding these things in their manager's offices and they were not to be let out on the floor under any circumstance.

 >:(

Just goes to show you that no matter where you go, retailers for the most part just don't care and if they could have, I bet WalMart and Target would be freely selling this stuff.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Anakin Starfighter Exclusive?
« on: March 28, 2005, 02:15 PM »
There were rumblings a while back that the Starfighter would come with an Anakin figure - that was what everyone thought would be the preview set. Then that was scaled back and the preview was vehicle only. Shortly after that, I did hear rumors that the ship would come with an Anakin figure in a window-box just like Obi-Wan and his starfighter did for AOTC. The exclusive this time would go to TRU instead of KB.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Holo Yoda?
« on: March 28, 2005, 11:56 AM »
Well, while it sucks, tha April 10 makes sense for TRU.  Regardless of an exclusive, I'll spend a bundle at TRU  at MM.  Now, with Yoda hitting April 10, I HAVE TO go back to TRU and sepnd 25 bucks.  It's really quite genius.  Well, I'll save a ship or two for April 10!

On paper it is - but there are loop-holes. I'll just save some of my receipts from April 2nd from TRU and then when I find the Holo Yoda, I'll buy what I need to get the item and then I'll use my receipts from April 2nd to return that merchandise.

It's a dirty trick, but I'm not going to wait until April 2nd to buy stuff HOPING that (a) product will still be there and (b) the product that is there will be in good shape.

Since they are doing it like this, I partly believe that like the previous Silver figures, you will be able to buy the Holo Yoda for $9.99 and save yourself the hassle of the $25 of merchandise.


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Revenge of the Sith / Re: April/2005 - Your Plan of Action
« on: March 28, 2005, 11:41 AM »
I think I'll be going out at night, but now since Yoda will NOT be at TRU, I may just focus on the army builders or figures I think will be difficult to find the next day - like the clones, senate guards, sith and jedi. I may just pick up my MOC set at TRU at Midnight Madness and wait to grab my openers the next day at Target.

Since my plans currently had me waiting in line at Target right after leaving Midnight Madness anyway about the only change in my plans may be to skip the TRU midnight madness altogether and go right to Target and camp out at the store over-night.

GalacticHunter posted a comment that people shouldn't be worried about these things being hard to get, but I think they aren't factoring the "professional eBayer" into account. If I made my living on eBay and all I had to do to turn a quick $50 profit was wake up at 5AM and go to Target to grab a red-chrome Darth Vader figure - I would do it.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Holo Yoda?
« on: March 28, 2005, 11:34 AM »
I think they ARE trying to kill the line - I think they PLAN on making the die-hard collectors frustrated on the 2nd - that can be the ONLY reason for all of this bull**** going on!

Let's look at it all...

1) TRU has the exclusive Yoda which is why MANY people would be going to Midnight Madness at their stores, but now they claim the figure won't be in the stores until April 10th - that is just STUPID. Whoever is responsible for that timing should just flat out be fired from TRU.

2) WalMart has an "Early Bird" kit that no one is able to report on what it is exactly - so it is either a huge turd or something that is going to take everyone by surprise and piss off a lot of people who aren't able to grab one -- the only comfort here is the $30 price tag. But my bet is that its garbage, otherwise we'd be hearing hype about it already. For example: if it was a kit containing four SA Clone Commandos as a tie-in to the new video game (and by some off-chance they appear in the movie), collectors would be STOKED to get this set and if I was WalMart I would be screaming the news that this existed from the highest of mountain-tops to make sure my store was THE PLACE to be come April 2nd.

3) Target is having the Nazi party handle the distribution of their exclusive Darth Vader figure, but reports have come in that there will be other exclusives as well in the form of cups and the micro stuff. While the micro stuff doesn't interest me personally, the fact that there will be more cups w/figures to go with the rest of the already established set of five has me concerned since we haven't seen a single picture yet.

oh, and one more for good measure...

4) KB Toys is re-releasing the VOTC Chewbacca 13" figure with a new paint job and new EP3 packaging when we just got this exact same figure not even a year ago - real original guys!

All-in-all this is just going to turn out to be one VERY frustrating weekend.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Holo Yoda?
« on: March 28, 2005, 11:23 AM »
What?!?!? available April 10th?

Now this completely throws all of my plans into disarray. Do I go to TRU hoping that the date is a blunder in the release or do I just wait it out at Target?

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Ok - here's my break-down

Basic Action Figures - $5.99
2x of each (1 carded, 1 loose)

Deluxe Action Figures - $9.99
2x of each (1 carded, 1 loose)

Battle Arenas - $19.99
2x of each (1 MIB, 1 loose)

12" Figures - $19.99-$49.99
1 of each, will probably wait on the Chewie from KB

Vehicles - Battle Vehicles - $14.99
2x of each (1 MIB, 1 loose)

Vehicles - Assault Vehicles - $19.99
already have this assortment  ;D

Vehicles - Gunship (Large) - $29.99
2x ARC-170
2x Republic Gunship

Playsets - $29.99
2x Mustafar Playset (one MIB, the other to open and play with on April 2nd!)

Unleashed - $14.99
2x of each (1 carded, 1 loose)

Force Battlers - $9.99
*UGH* definitely a "no thank you"

Galactic Heroes - $4.99
pass

Jedi Force - $7.99
no thank you

Darth Tater - $7.99
no thank you

Attacktix - $5.99 to $9.99
*UGH* definitely a "no thank you"

Role Play - Various Prices
no thank you


I think that about covers it... thanks for the post template Jeff!

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS Product Leaks: Already?
« on: March 28, 2005, 10:50 AM »
No leaks, but didn't want to start a seperate thread for this.  Went to Target this weekend to pick up a few things, and they had basically eliminated their Star Wars section in the action figure aisle, with just three pegs holding clearanced Unleashed (Tuskens mainly).  The pegs where the preview figures used to reside (several pegs actually), were taken out and the whole aisle was shifted down.  I'm curious where Target is going to put all the ROTS stuff, they are obviously preparing for something big.  Maybe its own little seperate section or something, should be fun this weekend when it all starts :).

The same is true in my area - two of the three Targets (I haven't been able to visually confirm at a third) have completely eliminated their Star Wars section - my guess is that they will make a new spot for it on a new aisle altogether.

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Well - here it goes - here is my rough estimate...
  • 41 figures carded, 41 figures loose x $5.99 + 6% sales tax = $520.65
  • 4 deluxe figures carded, 4 deluxe figures loose x $9.99 + 6% sales tax = $84.72
  • 2 Large Vehicles MIB, 1 Mustafar Playset MIB, 2 Large Vehicles Open, 1 Mustafar Playset Open x $29.99 + 6% sales tax = $190.74
  • 3 Small Vehicles MIB, 3 Small Vehicles Open x $14.99 + 6% sales tax = $95.34
  • 3 Unleashed MOC, 3 Unleashed Open x $14.99 + 6% sales tax = $95.34
  • 3 Battle Areans MIB, 3 Battle Arenas Open x $19.99 + 6% sales tax = $127.14
  • 3 Target Lava Vaders x $12.99 + 6% sales tax = $41.31
  • 2 WalMart Early Bird Sets x $29.99 + 6% sales tax = $63.58
  • Complete Set of 3 12" Regular Figures x $24.99 + 6% sales tax = $79.47
  • Ultimate Villian Darth Vader 12" Figure x $49.99? + 6% sales tax = $52.99

This makes for a grand total of: $1351.28

I may be off with the price of 12" figures and the Battle Arenas and right now I'm hoping to grab 3 Lava Vaders (one for me MOC, one for me to open and one for my step-grandson - I've gotten him all silver/exclusive figures so far) - so whether or not I'm successful will vary the spending total. I'm also assuming that I'll be able to find all 40 figures, plus the Senate Guard red/blue variants, the first FOUR deluxe figures and the AT-RT (which is Wave 2 of the small vehicles). If any more items come out on the 2nd than what we're all guessing is coming out, my spending will go up (of course).

Does anyone know if my prices are off for anything?

Edited the post to correct my price for the Ultimate Villian Darth Vader based on Jeff's post below...Thanks Jeff!

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The Prequel Trilogy / Re: Spanish Magazine Scan: Death Star
« on: March 28, 2005, 10:31 AM »
Kewl, glad they're showing it under construction

I dunno - you mean to tell me it takes them close to 20 years to go from that to a completed space station?

Wow - contractors for the Empire are slow.

Has the EU ever spilled the beans on when construction of the second Death Star began?

If you put this image in context with the fact that the station had just gone fully operational in EP4 then that means it took them roughly 18 years (based on Luke and Leia's ages) to get to that point.

There are roughly four years between ANH and ROTJ. So that means that the second Death Star should begin construction around seven to eight years after ROTS.

I always got the impression that the Empire didn't start construction until AFTER the first one was destroyed, but based on a close to 20 year construction requirement, that would be a VERY foolish assumption.

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TV-9D9 / Re: CLONE WARS Cartoon... Reactions
« on: March 28, 2005, 10:07 AM »
All-in-all I was very satisfied with the five new episodes. I'm not too thrilled with the fact that the animated series didn't fit in with the story in the novel "Labyrinth of Evil" - in that book Anakin and Obi-Wan were on a rim-World with the goal of confronting Dooku and the entire time the Jedi were trying to protect Palpatine he was surrounded by Red Senate Guards and there was a sequence on one of those trains where Mace actually squared off against GG.

If they were going to do all of this material based on the days/minutes leading up to EPIII, I would have preferred that it all MATCHED.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS Product Leaks: Already?
« on: March 28, 2005, 09:47 AM »
Picked up a number of the Collection 2 Jedi today, even though WalMart's computer didn't want to let them go.  Big up to overzealous cashiers who want to see a sale through no matter what pops up on their register screens!

I wish I could of had the same luck as you. I've been denied at my local WalMart three times now - they keep putting the stuff out. They are so damn stupid!

This morning I saw Attacktix, Deluxe Figures and the Blasters - I only wanted the Deluxe so I tried to buy them - I was DENIED.

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Anyhoo, not terribly much is my estimate.  Walmarts around here are leaking badly and it looks like we've only seen the first 24 arrive.  I have most of what I want from that already, the rest I'm going to wait to get on clearance or loose, hopefully for cheap. 

The WalMart near me is leaking badly as well - I got into a fight with the lady in toys, a manager and the cashier this morning because there was an open box of Deluxe figures in the action figure aisle. Their problem (with me) was that I pulled the figures from the case. My problem with them was that this was not the first, not the second, but the THIRD time I had found ROTS stuff in the store and been denied sale at the register. I told the manager that every morning I come in and can physically SEE the stuff I'm going to pull a stink in his store - if I'm not "allowed" to buy it, I DON'T EVEN WANT TO SEE IT!

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: 2005 Red Metallic Darth Vader @ Target
« on: March 28, 2005, 09:42 AM »
The trick for everyone will be getting in line before everyone else. I just don't know how many people would line up at my Target for this item? It's a Saturday though I can see plenty of people beating me to it.

This is my fear as well. There is a TRU right across the street from the nearest Target to me. So since I will be at TRU for Midnight Madness to grab a couple of Yodas with my son, my only choice/option is to finish up at TRU as FAST AS POSSIBLE and get over to the Target, because I get the feeling that MANY of the collectors who are already out at midnight for TRU will be the types willing to just wait in front of Target until it opens at 8AM - if you think about it - it's only six hours later.

I am tempted to try to convince a family member to wait at the Target in line for me until I get there. I can't ask my wife to do it, she's already agree to meet me at the Target at 5AM in the hopes of scoring another ticket for a "Lava" Vader, 'cause I can see them giving me a hard time about handing a ticket to my son.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Wal-Mart Exclusive
« on: March 26, 2005, 05:15 PM »
And you know what? Even though Hasbro has been making announcements out the ass regarding new product, they WON'T be making an announcement bragging about the fact that there are three exclusives at three separate stores all coming out the SAME DAY!

If they do, they might as well begin the post with...

"Hasbro being the bitches that we are to TRU, WalMart and Target have decided to SCREW-OVER our loyal collectors and make it so there will be at least ONE item they'll have to pay out the ass for come April 3rd on eBay..."

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