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Revenge of the Sith / Re: A few more Deluxe Ideas
« on: April 18, 2005, 05:06 PM »
Hmmm... I don't see the line dying in 2008.  But, that's an argument for a different thread.   ;)

Good analogy by the way about the Slave Leia.


I don't either - all I was trying to do was establish the same time between the death of the vintage line and the current line and the future "death" of the modern/current line and the birth of the third toy line. That's all...

Personally, much to my wife's dismay, I can see this line surviving AT LEAST another five to six years - especially if a TV series comes and lasts.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS Recent Purchases
« on: April 18, 2005, 05:04 PM »
Target did some mild restocking this weekend, so I picked up another #6 Clonetrooper (first one I've seen at the "Big 3" of Target/WM/TRU since 4/2), and also got the final cup set I was missing, the Grievous one.  Target had two of this one, but none of the others.  I don't know if it is the same in other areas, but Target seems to be the only one of the big retail places that is moving their ROTS product with any regularity.  I'm sure some stuff sells at Wal-Mart too, but with as much product as they have in, and the general chaos of their toy/figure section, it doesn't look like anything moves.  TRU looks about the same to me as it did on 4/2 :).

Agreed - Target is having the best success when it comes to turn-over - at least in my neck of the woods as well.

Walmart's stock is depleting but they aren't putting anything new out either.

TRU on the other hand looks just like it did when the doors opened at midnight except for the hard-to-find stuff. I see the biggest reason for this is that, in my area at least, the stores got allocated ONLY Collection 1, Wave 1 and Collection 2, Wave 1 - so they have tons and tons of figures #1 - #24 AND THAT IS IT!

At this point, collectors don't need those figures and kids really haven't started to buy yet since the movie isn't out yet. This is the only thing TRU has going for it - come May 19th they'll still have a Darth Vader, Anakin, Obi-Wan, R2, C-3PO, Emperor, Clonetrooper and Padme. At the rate of product decay at WalMart and Target - they will not.

Are you sure about the price? $9.99 for 5 figures is a great deal...

I thought these were going to be the next generation of those four-figure sets that used to be at TRU, but I think those are the battle-sets that are supposed to come out later this summer - ie Jedi vs. Sith, Jedi vs. CIS, Empire vs. Rebels...

It would be great if these were army builders!

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Holo Yoda?
« on: April 18, 2005, 04:57 PM »
Do any of you guys know if TRUs are selling the Yodas by itself?

If you can still find one at your local TRU, yes they should be willing to simply sell it to you for $9.99.

One TRU near me just put them all in a bin and let you buy them OR get them for free with a $25 purchase. In sharp contrast another store near me kept them all behind the customer service counter and only let you have one if you were going to purchase $30 worth of stuff. However, last Friday they finally decided "screw it" and put what they had left on a single peg. They didn't last long there.

 - Peter

if anyone could score me a CIII Vader (or two) I would be grateful - I would even be willing to send someone enough money to buy extra day passes for two days while they are at CIII - I'm pretty sure that should entitle you another Vader each day...

I also have an extra Lava Vader and a couple extra Holo Yodas in case anyone who's going to CIII still needs either of those (although I doubt it).


- Peter

Revenge of the Sith / Re: A few more Deluxe Ideas
« on: April 18, 2005, 04:50 PM »
I think it's more morbid because she's actually supposed to be dead

But yep, I'd buy it.

You know how back during the Vintage Line (if you were a kid back then) - you always wondered WHY they didn't put out a slave Leia figure?

Well - I think that dead Padme in casket will be the PT's "Slave Leia" figure - the version of the main female character that will NEVER get made during this run. I think at the time, the idea of a skimpy metal bikini on a female action figure was too much for the early 80s society to handle - flash forward 10 years and it was a-ok.

Now when the line dies in 2008 and then starts up again in 2019 because Jett Lucas is taking the SW mantle from his senile father and making EPs 7, 8 and 9, I could see the new toy company hyping the "Casket" Padme as a NEVER BEEN MADE figure just like they did with Slave Leia and Grand Moff Tarkin when POTF2 came out. Perhaps the society of the future will not mind the idea of their children playing with action figures of dead women!  ::)

Feedback / Re: JayDouble's feedback
« on: April 18, 2005, 04:35 PM »
Successfully traded some attacktix with Jay - great guy - very understanding with regards to how long it took to finally get my butt to a post office.

Stuff arrived well packed and EXTREMELY fast!

Other Collectibles / Re: Attacktix
« on: April 18, 2005, 04:14 PM »
Anyone have an idea on the ratio to get chromes?

Well - I was able to purchase them as a case - six booster packs in the larger box.

From the three cases that yielded six chrome variants. However, I ended up with two Chrome Battledroids and two Chrome Clone Lieutenants.  :(

Anyway - so my rough estimate of them is roughly 2 chrome figures per un-touched case.

Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS - Battle Arena Assortment.
« on: April 13, 2005, 06:14 PM »
Cool - glad to see that the Obi Wan one is out.  I'm gonna get two of those sets... I think the Magna Guard in that sets looks awesome... got any pics?


This week has been kicking my ass every which way - where I got these was the only store I hit today - which is ODD for me and the only reason I stopped there was because I was already heading to work late (had to bring my wife to the airport this morning), the store was open, the Hasbro rep was there and it's on the direct path to where I work - 5 minutes detour in TRU wouldn't hurt...

If I have time tonight, I'll snap some pics and post 'em, otherwise it might not be until tomorrow...

Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS - Battle Arena Assortment.
« on: April 13, 2005, 05:09 PM »
Found the Obi-Wan vs. MagnaGuard Battle Arena this morning at TRU - so now I can rest easy since I have all three.

Kinda like the bodyguard fig in this set better than the individually carded one - the Obi-Wan ain't half bad either - too bad he's a pre-posed statue figure....

Revenge of the Sith / Re: Target Figure with Cup Sets
« on: April 13, 2005, 07:46 AM »
I have seen these at my local Targets again (post MM) - I didn't need them since I got two complete sets on the 2nd. I think these (like the Lava Reflection Vader) will be shipping to Target for a while yet. Anything that is on their planogram until July (which the cups are), indicates that Target anticipates the item to be a regularly replenished product throughout the next couple of months...

Other Collectibles / Re: Attacktix
« on: April 13, 2005, 07:44 AM »
Pete, remember if you pick up the Boga and AT-RT don't forget about spending $5 more to get a free Holo Yoda.  I played with the Boga last night and it just owns everyone.  Takes out the AT-RT in one swipe, because it can hit both targets at once.  They should've probably put the targets on the side for the AT-RT.  On a gaming note, does the AT-RT get to fire all 4 missles on its turn?

Hey Jay - yeah - I picked up both the AT-RT and the Boga along with another Booster Pack to score my sixth free Yoda yesterday on my way home from work!

My son and I aren't sure about how the AT-RT gun works. Does it mean you get four shots per turn with that thing? If it does, you could literally play with one side having JUST the AT-RT. I wonder if there is any info on the "Ask the Expert" page over on

Other Collectibles / Re: Attacktix
« on: April 12, 2005, 12:02 PM »
I really like these, wish I had someone to play against! I tried to get the wife
to do battle, but thats just not gonna happen, lol.  For now I`ll just shoot
the missiles and let the cat bring them back to me, he loves it.

I didn't like these and was almost insistent on not liking these until my son got a couple of promo baggied ones at WalMart during the tent event. We shot the missiles at each other and I was amazed at how strong the missile blast is! I had originally thought that these things would be weak, but the springs in the weapons really pack a punch.

If I didn't have my son to "battle" with then I don't think I would have ever even given these a chance...

Other Collectibles / Re: Attacktix
« on: April 12, 2005, 11:07 AM »
Ok - well - thanks to a pending trade from JayDouble and my OCD leading to me picking up the Boga, AT-RT and four more Booster Packs this morning (did anyone notice that they are a whole $1 cheaper at WalMart? I'm definitely buying any more I get there!), I now have a complete set except for:

#30 Yoda - who is a "Super Rare" figure.

I'm tempted to just pick him up on eBay. I don't know how far I'm going to go with these chrome figures. I have six so far (and two duplicates for trade) - I think getting a set of Chrome variants is going to be next to impossible. Out of 22 Booster packs that I've opened, I haven't gotten a single Super Rare Chome Variant   :(

As C-3PO would say - "this is madness!"

Modern Trading / Re: Attacktix Trading
« on: April 12, 2005, 10:00 AM »
Alright, this is what I've been wondering ever since I got these blasted things. HOW DO YOU KNOW WHETHER THEY'RE COMMON, RARE, OR WHATEVER???

There are 5 common, 10 rare and 15 super rare. You have a checklist right? Figures #1 - #5 are the commons. Figures #6 - #15 are the rares. Figures #16 - #30 are the super rares.

This is how they worked it so each Booster Pack contains 1-common, 1-rare and 1-super rare.

If it was an even mix of all three types (i.e. 10-common, 10-rare, 10-super rare) the fact that there is one of each type in each pack would negate any "rareness" to any figure.

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