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 but I've never heard of a Costco exclusive...  Anyone have some info on that?  I've never heard of those two stores sharing an exclusive , but maybe that was the impression Anthony's under?  Is that the case Anthony, and there's not actually an additional item that none of us are aware of?

I thought Costco and Sams Club were the same company and therefore both got the same exclusives. I guess I'm wrong. :P

Now that I have the Anakin Starfighter, I'm all caught up.

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Do the Sam's club/Cosco exclusives count?

Refresh my memory - what are these?

If I'm not mistaken, they're roleplay lightsabers with a #1 Obi-Wan and a #2 Anakin pack in.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: ROTS Recent Purchases
« on: May 13, 2005, 09:42 AM »
I was able to get a Deluxe Vader w/table and Jetpack Trooper yesterday.

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30th Anniversary Collection / Re: How big is your army?
« on: May 13, 2005, 09:35 AM »
My update is as follows:

13 #6 clones
1 #41 clone
4 Target clones
4 Gunners
4 commanders
5 clone pilots
2 AT-RT's w/drivers
1 Barc speeder w/driver

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
« on: May 13, 2005, 09:32 AM »

All the info we have received thus far from Hasbro indicates that these will only be available as Kohl's exclusives...

Jeff

I've heard this as well now.

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Do the Sam's club/Cosco exclusives count? I do not have them.

I have all the others except for the TRU Anakin Starfighter which I have not seen yet.

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The timing on this is weird since I just got back from my neighbors funeral. She died the day after her 80th birthday (on mothers day.) One of the songs she had wanted played (and it was) was Bruce Springsteins "My Home Town." The other was a pre-Judi Garland version of "Over The Rainbow."

I myself would freature the song "Undertow" by Genesis. It's a song about standing up tall when things are looking down. It's one of my favorates.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Curse you, Deluxe Wave One!!!
« on: May 12, 2005, 09:46 PM »
Isn't that always the way? It's like the E1 cinema scenes. The first wave was Jar Jar, then every other set after that was better and harder to find. :P

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Hasbro Direct Sales Website
« on: May 12, 2005, 12:19 PM »
I think Jeff hit it on the head earlier about on-line debuts, every company seems to be woefully underprepared and taken by complete surprise by the amount of traffic they get. I hope they learn from their initial mistakes and turn this into something you guys can rely on.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: To soft good or not to soft good?
« on: May 12, 2005, 12:04 PM »
I like soft goods myself. Not only does it alow maximum poseability, it also reminds me of the vintage line.

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Once the Turbo Tank driver comes out, I think it would be awsome to get a solid case of clone army builders since they are all collection 1, accept the Gunner:P. It could go like this:

#6 clone x 1
#33 clone comander x2
#34 clone pilot x1
#38 clone gunner x2
#41 clone x 2
#49 Bacara x2
#54 Turbo Tank Driver x2

Or just exclude the Gunner and do two of each.

Makes sense.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Enjoy The Next Few Days
« on: May 11, 2005, 08:29 PM »
All I can say is that until I'm sitting in the theater on may 19th, my stomach is going to be fluttering. Not only am I excited to see the movie, but I'm excited to enjoy the experience one last time with my friends with whom I saw episodes one and two.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: RotS Deluxe Clone 3-pack
« on: May 11, 2005, 08:11 PM »
I'm just hoping there isn't 5 variations like there were for the CW line.

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If I called you a bad person for army building, then I'd be a pot calling the Kettle black. My sentimate is the same as everbody elses, as long as you don't out right haard them, there's nothing wrong with it.

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Revenge of the Sith / Re: Target Exclusive Clone Trooper
« on: May 11, 2005, 07:59 PM »
I just get a little mad that Hasbro/Target/whoever deems this a $13 figure where it should be $5-6 (or maybe even $7-8 for being an exclusive).  Nice figure, but a bit pricey.

Here's some "insight" into the Target Pricing on these...

Hasbro is basically comparing these figures to the vOTC - a Basic Figure with Clamshell Packaging.  The Hasbro MSRP they showed at C3 was $10 and that's consistent with what they are charging Target for these (ie the cases of these cost approx the same per figure as the vOTC did).

If you remember, Target started out at $10.99 on the vOTC until Wal-Mart forced them to price-match down to $10.  In addition, a few of my Target sources basically admitted that Target bumped up the price a bit to the $12.99 because they KNOW collectors will pay it.   

Target has been known to charge more for exclusive items in the past (Accessory Packs for $15, $40 for the B-Wing) and when it comes right down to it, as others have said, you don't see these sitting around very long do you?  Even at $13 they disappear pretty quick.   Lava Vader sucked as a figure, especially at $13, but when it's all said and done, they sold them all...  :-\

So, in summary:
The vOTC showed them (Target) we'd pay $11 for a figure and Lava Vader showed them we'd pay $13 for a figure

Not only did we (collectors) show them we'd buy at those prices, we're still showing them by buying up Lava Vader and the Clone.

Anyway, you can blame the $13 price tag on Target.  Hasbro wanted to charge you $10 (because of the clam-shell), but Target is the one that is sticking it to you...



Figures. But they're right. We are willing to pay. :P

And what's even more sad is that others are willing to pay even more to the scalpers. :-\

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