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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.

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.

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!

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.

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..."

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...  :-[

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.

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)

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...

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!

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...  >:(

Revenge of the Sith / Re: 2005 Red Metallic Darth Vader @ Target
« on: March 23, 2005, 04:32 PM »
On a side note...wasn't sure if this deserved its own thread yet or not, since it is just a rumor at this point, but Rebelscum mentions in this article that a rumor is going around that an exclusive that Wal-Mart might have on 4/2 could be a sort of "Early Bird" set reminiscent of the vintage days.  No further details outside of that, so take it with a grain of salt, but interesting news I thought anyways.

Ok - this IS getting ridiculous! So TRU helped out by opening A LOT of stores for MidnightMadness freeing up the morning of the 2nd for Target, but now there's a Walmart exclusive? Not to mention the fact that the WalMart flyer is indicating two different times - did anyone else notice that? In a bigger font it says "April 2nd & 3rd - 8am - 4pm" in a smaller font it says "All new Episode III merchandise on sale at 12:01 am on April 2nd"....

Does this mean that if you have a Walmart that DOESN'T normally open at midnight, it WILL BE open at midnight on the 2nd or does this only apply to the Walmarts that are open 24hours?


Revenge of the Sith / Re: 2005 Red Metallic Darth Vader @ Target
« on: March 23, 2005, 10:22 AM »
Well - as crazy as it seems, I will be going right from the TRU across the street at Midnight Madness to lining up over at the Target.

I may even ask a family member to go over to the Target and hold a spot in line for me so people who "finish" up at TRU before me can't beat me to a spot in line.

I realize that this will require waiting all night long, but I don't see any other alternative to getting this figure.

Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: Possible Animated Wave 4?
« on: March 23, 2005, 09:37 AM »
Pete Fett, I was thinking that 4/2 might hold some Clone Wars surprises also. It would be great, but, honestly, when was the last time new product appeared on the pegs before it showed up online?

Oh totally - that's why I think that any plans to have another wave of animated figures has been scrapped.

Unless they plan on having the figures come out at the same time the Volume 2 DVD is released. My guess is that it will be released sometime between now and the DVD release of ROTS so perhaps there are plans for more figures this summer.

Clone Wars '03-'05 / Re: DVD 3-packs. Ugh.
« on: March 23, 2005, 09:36 AM »
Well - on the way home last night I stopped by the one Walmart I DIDN'T hit on the way into work and they had the pallet of DVDs and commemorative 3-packs out on the floor. Thank goodness at least ONE WalMart in the area can follow instructions!

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