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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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Revenge of the Sith / Re: 2005 Red Metallic Darth Vader @ Target
« on: March 24, 2005, 03:26 PM »
Yeah, I totally agree. All of the exclusives, all hitting on the same day, are starting to really kill my enthusiasm for the figure release. I just want it to be over and done with now. There's simply no joy in rushing around trying to chace them down.

The whole stategy just became a lot more complex trying to work in a Walmart stop ASAP as well. The only hope is that the 29.99 price of whatever the thing turns out to be stops a lot of people from hoarding them all up.

Jared - I agree with you 100% - my enthusiasm for this is really dwindling. For me it's becoming more of a CHORE than it is the "Fun of collecting" - thank god this is the final movie year 'cause I don't think I could handle something WORSE than this in three years!

Like I said a few posts back. My ONLY hope for grabbing this "Early Bird" kit from WalMart is that the $30 price tag is going to prevent people from hoarding these things as eBay auction investments.

This is the first time in seven years that I am wishing I still lived near my parents in Fairfax, VA.... there is a shopping complex in Fairfax called "Fair Lakes Shopping Plaza" - it has all within seconds of each other a TRU, a Target and a WalMart.... That would make things A LOT easier. Here in NJ the Walmart is completely on the other side fo Toms River from the Target and TRU...  :-[

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS ARC-170
« on: March 24, 2005, 01:16 PM »
Does anyone know if the Clone Pilot is going to be out in the initial release?

I'm going to want a WHOLE bunch of them - at least six openers to staff both the ARC-170 and the new ROTS Gunship and an extra in case they release the V-Wing down the road.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS ARC-170
« on: March 24, 2005, 11:16 AM »
I'm hoping that this ship will be available on the 2nd - there will probably be more Gunships 'cause I think that is technically "Wave 1", but for them to not release a signature vehicle like this on the 2nd would be a HUGE mistake (IMHO)

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: 2005 Red Metallic Darth Vader @ Target
« on: March 24, 2005, 11:14 AM »
I'm hoping that with a $30 price tag, I'll still be able to snag one after I'm done with Target around 8:30 am....

I'm going to try to get in touch with a friend of mine tonight who might be able to shed some more light on what it is...

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TV-9D9 / Re: CLONE WARS Cartoon... Reactions
« on: March 24, 2005, 10:32 AM »
I'm glad these episodes are also going to jibe with the stuff from "Labyrinth of Evil" - the scene in Palpatine's apartment and what we caught a glimpse of in the preview for ep24 with the elevated train were GREAT in the book - I can't wait to see Mace taking on Grevious on the train!

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS Product Leaks: Already?
« on: March 23, 2005, 04:35 PM »
I know this really doesn't help much - but does anyone know if there are laws against stores denying/stopping you from purchasing merchandise that is out on the floor on pegs/on shelves?

I would think that it would fall under the same category of when you pick something up and it's priced one amount and it rings up a different amount - the store gives you the lower amount. Why wouldn't a similar axiom apply - if they put the stuff out they have to sell it to you?

Sorry if I'm off base - but I'm still bitter about being denied the other day at WalMart...  >:(

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