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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Basic figures $7.99 at Target?
« on: March 29, 2005, 10:34 AM »
I believe that the "SW Figure" listed under DPCI "087-06-1283" is for the Jedi Force figures.

The Ep3 basic figures should be under:
Collection 1 = 087-06-1263
Collection 2 = 087-06-1328

I'll send a note to my inside guy and see if he can confirm that, but for right now I've heard nothing about a $7.99 for basic figures at Target...  :-\


Ok - cool - thanks for checking into it...

Unfortunately I was at a Target where the price scanners don't let you type in numbers - otherwise I would have done some more investigating while I was there.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Battle Packs (5 figure sets)
« on: March 29, 2005, 10:33 AM »
Actually - it is that stupid quick-draw Han Solo figure. The Vader is definitely the light-saber throwing piece of garbage and the Luke is the over-head swing Luke that just like the other two - the action feature NEVER worked right.

*ugh* I almost wish they weren't even releasing this set. In fact, I almost wish they weren't releasing ANY of these sets.

The TRU sets when they first started USED to be GOOD. Imperial Forces, Bounty Hunters (for Aurra's bike), Hoth (split belly Tauntaun) -- heck for the accessory alone and some extra Jedi for dioramas the Jedi 4-pack with the detention device was pretty good and the two OTC sets Endor Ambush and Naboo Conflict were both making up for the turd of the Jabba Skiff Guard set.

I know these aren't exclusives to TRU (at least I don't think they are), but I'm getting the feeling that these battle packs are just the old TRU four-pack w/huge accessory concept except they removed the huge accessory and replaced it with a fifth figure. Unless they kit-bash a couple of the figures in each set to make them "new" - I'm going to be very tempted to pass on getting these - minimally, I'll only get one to have the packaging variant - and I normally get two of EVERYTHING

Revenge of the Sith / Basic figures $7.99 at Target?
« on: March 29, 2005, 10:21 AM »
Ok - so I went into a Target this morning on the way into work to see if I could repeat my success last night and use my "Jedi Mind Trick" to get an employee to bring stuff out when they shouldn't.

It worked last night with the Deluxe figures so why not this morning in a different store for the Collection 2 stuff?

Well - while I was waiting for the person to return from the stock-room (albeit empty handed) - I noticed that they had new pegs up that were labelled simply: "SW Figure" - the price was $7.99 and the DPCI was 087-06-1283....

Jeff - does your contact at Target know anything about this? Is this a special DPCI number for the new figures for April 2nd only and then they'll return to the $5.99 price?

I just got my $1 off coupon in the mail yesterday and I would prefer that it help me bring the figures down from $5.99 to $4.99, but I'm NOT going to buy them at Target if it means brining the price down from $7.99 to $6.99 - screw that **** - I'll go get them over at TRU for $5.99!

Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS Product Leaks: Already?
« on: March 29, 2005, 07:41 AM »
Well - last night I finally got some leaked figures on my way home from work. I used the price scanner to punch in the code for the Deluxe Figures and for the first time they showed up as "In Stock" - so I naively asked the young girl working in toys to check the exact same DPCI number, and when it came up on her gun she happily went into the back and came out with a case of them. I was able to get Anakin/Vader Quick Change, General Grevious and Obi-Wan/SuperBattleDroid.

The only GOOD one of the three is the Anakin - but I had been looking forward to it the most. The General Grevious has a great paint job but the action feature doesn't work for ****.

Obi-Wan's jumping feature is just downright laughable.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Anakin Starfighter Exclusive?
« on: March 29, 2005, 07:36 AM »
Like Matt and Jared, I'll be down for two of these as well....

God-damn my OCD!

Anyway, as far as them doing this goes, I'm actually PLEASED that the ship has a completely different paint job. If they had given us the EXACT SAME Jedi Starfighter that we already have, I'd be pretty upset with having to buy it again - much like I was with the Obi-Wan fighter for AOTC.

For my MIB/MOC collection it will just be another packaging/paint-op variant. For my open collection, I can always give the Starfighter to Saesee Tiin since his in the animated Series was green.

Now they really do need to give us that hot-pink one KBZ is joking about - actually it will really supposed to be purple for Mace Windu, but they'll screw up the paint-op and the final product will look pink!  ::)

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Wal-Mart Exclusive
« on: March 28, 2005, 05:12 PM »
I'll be passing on this one... and, now, the only way I go to Wal-Mart on 4-2 is if Target doesn't send me a $1 off coupon.  If I do get the coupon from Target, then that will be the ONLY stop I make on April 2nd.   ;)

Jeff and I are working on the same wavelength - Target sure as heck will hopefully send me a coupon card. They would be foolish not to - since TRU is a no-go except for perhaps a few minutes at MidnightMadness to grab a couple of clones or other army builders that might be hard to get - all of my other business will happily go to Target if they send me a $1 off coupon.

If they don't, I'll get all my ships and playsets at TRU at MM, wait in line at Target for the Lava Vader and then head to WalMart to get what I can for $5.24 a figure.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Can You Break the Emperor's Code?
« on: March 28, 2005, 05:09 PM »
Excuse me while I go throw-up...


Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS - Collection 2 Figures
« on: March 28, 2005, 03:48 PM »
Well, I really love this one!!!!  Anakin #50!


Yeah - this figure is going to ROCK - I can't wait for it to come out - I think it will be my favorite figure in the line.

Clearly they are doing the same thing like they did for Dagobah Training Luke where there are multiple heads and arms - I wonder if there will be packaging variants where one version will have him all pristine and another version will have him crispy-critter?

Revenge of the Sith / Re: 2005 Red Metallic Darth Vader @ Target
« on: March 28, 2005, 03:45 PM »
What are the chances that this sucker will show up at the Fanclub later on?  Remember the original Toyfair Vader?  Hasbro hopefully will rethink this after the release.

Thing is this:

1) This IS ToyFair Vader only in Red Metallic as opposed to Silver Metallic!

2) Not on your life - if you don't get this on the 2nd, head to eBay. If you're patient - wait a bit it MAY drop off like Jorg Sacul did.

If today has made ANYTHING obvious, Hasbro is NOT THINKING - period. The Holo Yoda which is the best (IMHO) of the batch of the exclusives won't be there on the 2nd. The "Early Bird" kit promo is (again IMHO) lame and the Target one is going on like living in a policed state.

Hasbro shouldn't be allowing ANY of this to be going on! and if they were actually THINKING, it wouldn't be...  >:(

Revenge of the Sith / Re: 2005 Red Metallic Darth Vader @ Target
« on: March 28, 2005, 03:28 PM »
You know what just occurred to me? The picture of the carded Lava Reflection Vader on the Hasbro website (and what was previously floating around) is NOT correct - unless there is a backer inside the bubble and the helmet card is separate - if you look at the surfacing packaging shots, you will see that the card does not have the helmet shape - instead it is the regular rectangular card with a rounded top.


Revenge of the Sith / Re: Wal-Mart Exclusive
« on: March 28, 2005, 03:26 PM »
So $30 for a certificate that you mail in to get unknown figs? Lame.

(I know we know what characters the figs are, but it doesn't specify WHICH figs)

Why they are re-packaged VOTC figures that wouldn't sell even at clearance prices of course!


Revenge of the Sith / Re: Holo Yoda?
« on: March 28, 2005, 03:25 PM »
You know - I'm starting to consider skipping TRU - if I get a coupon for $1 off each figure, that may seal the deal (so to speak) - I'd much rather take my chances with Target and grab all my stuff there after I've picked up the Lava Vader - if I line up at Target right when they close at 10PM the night before, I'm bound to be the first person in line...

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Wal-Mart Exclusive
« on: March 28, 2005, 03:07 PM »
They still aren't clear regarding the figures themselves.  ::)

Revenge of the Sith / Re: 2005 Red Metallic Darth Vader @ Target
« on: March 28, 2005, 02:58 PM »
Is anyone curious how the math works for this ****? How many Target stores are there in the US? 1000? 2000? If so, what's the math work out to here?

Well - according to previous estimates it works out to anywhere from 36 to 48 figures per store (multiples of 12 since I think there are 12 per case).

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Wal-Mart Exclusive
« on: March 28, 2005, 02:56 PM »
Well - the Early Bird kit was Luke, Leia, R2-D2 and Chewie.

Personally, since they just came out with outstanding VOTC versions of these four characters, I find it hard to believe that they are going to ask $30 for four repro figures of the calibur of 1977.

I bet it will turn out to be the VOTC version of the Early Bird kit.

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