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The Force Awakens / Re: Force Friday: What are You Buying?
« Last post by tmanthegreat on Today at 04:50 AM »
Arrived at TRU at about 11:10pm and was in about the last third of the line.  I wanted the X-Wing and TIE Fighter, despite the weak reviews.  Got in and was able to snag a TIE fighter and Rey's speeder bike, but never saw the X-Wing.  I assume it was there, just others got to it first.  There were people with shopping carts full of stuff.  Then went down the street to a Wal Mart, which was a huge let down - mostly just Legos, figures, etc.  I did pick up some of the 6" figures, though and got the ones I wanted.  Then went to another Wal Mart which was stocked about the same and didn't get anything.  Wal Marts were pretty much empty compared to the near-chaos of Toys R Us.   Lastly went to the one Target in my area that was open.  No X-Wing.  I'm not entirely disappointed nor am I entirely etastic for the evening's finds.  Guess I'll try hitting another Target early tomorrow to see what turns up.  Have to keep reminding myself there is going to be tons of these things sitting around in a matter of days or weeks :) 
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The Force Awakens / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« Last post by Diddly on Today at 03:50 AM »
Just got Kylo (6 inch) off of Amazon... beats driving around looking. Stormtrooper was sold out though, but I figure those will be everywhere soon.
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The Force Awakens / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« Last post by Pete_Fett on Today at 03:16 AM »
I was able to get the following at the TRU I went to: (all Hasbro)
1x of the 5POA Wave 1 12 figures
1x 7 out of 8 Armor figures (somehow I missed the Finn one)
2x 3.75" TIE
2x Rey's Speeder
1x First Order Speeder Bike
2x First Order Scout Walker
1x Kanan's Scout Bomber
1x Finn's Desert Speeder
1x First Order Snow Speeder

Then I went to a 24-hour WalMart and got:
2x Captain Phasma 3.75"
1x Resistance Fighter
2x Poe 3.75"
1x First Order Stormtrooper
2x Constable ??
2x Finn 3.75"
1x Rey 3.75"
1x Bespin Luke
1x Darth Vader
2x Flametrooper 3.75"
2x Flametrooper Armor Up figure
1x Stormtrooper Armor Up Figure
1x Chewie Armor Up Figure
1x Poe Armor Up figure
1x Kanan's Scout Bomber
1x First Order Speeder Bike

No Millennium Falcon at all anywhere, no Poe X-Wings anywhere.

Toys R Us was going to restrict me to 3 figures TOTAL - when they put up the sign, I asked the person what it meant - 3 figures or 3 of each figure - I was told the later, I had to argue with the manager that if I had been told 3 figures total, I would have gone elsewhere - and I probably would have been better for it if I had just gone to the 24hr WalMart. Eventually after 5 minutes of arguing back and forth, I put my 2nd set of 5POA figures back and said, meet me half way, allow me to purchase a complete set of 12 and he did - I then proceeded to dole out those other 12 figures to whoever wanted them in line behind me at the register.

What a total cluster **** this was, clearly they did not get enough product to go around. Gonna go back out for openings of WalMarts and Targets that did not have stuff at midnight - hoping my luck will be better there...
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Force Lightning Emperor rumors were wrong... it sounds like it is his lightning target, Darth Vader, that is getting the figure.

I was right about that, considering the Hasbro guy was saying Force Choke and the Emperor never did that.  So, were these supposed to hit tonight? 
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The Force Awakens / Re: Force Friday: What are You Buying?
« Last post by Diddly on Today at 02:57 AM »
Just got back from hitting FOUR STORES for Force Friday. What a HUGE letdown. Were all stores limited to 1-2 cases of product? Because that's pretty much all I saw.

Stop 1: Walmart 1. 5 people in a small line near electronics. First guy in line grabs EVERY Black Series figure. ******* really, *******? Tons of Micro Machines and Hot Wheels Die Cast ships, 2-3 of each 3.75 inch fig (just troopers, Finn, Poe, Phasma and Kylo were available along with Luke and Vader). Only LEGO sets were Rey's speeder and the 2015 Advent Calendar, which I snagged because the calendars are hard to find now. That's IT.

Stop 2: TRU. Had all of the LEGO sets (plus TRU tax) and lightsabers and some of the RC/drones/whatever. That's IT. If they had any figures, they were long gone when I got there at 10 after midnight. I'm able to get a free LEGO brick though, so it wasn't a total loss.

Stop 3: Walmart 2. Same stock as above, but there are some figures remaining. I snag Finn, Rey and Chewie, the only TBS figures they have. An employee is giving out free Topps dice or something and just gave me a handful.

Stop 4: Walmart 3. They didn't even put stuff out.

So now I'm stuck hunting for a damn Kylo Ren and a Stormtrooper (and realizing how dumb I sound for being so worked up over plastic toys). I'll be out of town for Labor Day weekend so I might hit some small town WMs during my travels but I'm not expecting to find much. Wish I would have known the stores either got no stock or were purposefully not putting everything out so I wouldn't have wasted my time.
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The Force Awakens / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« Last post by P-Siddy on Today at 02:57 AM »
Snagged Rey, Finn and Chewie. That was my entire Force Friday haul since stores apparently only got a single case of every some things.

Fixed it for you.  Hit WM and TRU:  WM had 6" figures and TRU did not.  TRU had TIEs and X-Wings, WM did not.

I got what I wanted.  At the WM we stood near the pegs as the Hasbro reps put stuff out.  Then some guys brought out the pallets of 3.75" and 6" figures and put them out in the main aisle and everyone but me left the SW aisle.  I grabbed the 3 6" figures I wanted there with no hassle.  But otherwise, they has masks and ligthsabers there.
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The Force Awakens / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« Last post by Diddly on Today at 02:47 AM »
Snagged Rey, Finn and Chewie. That was my entire Force Friday haul since stores apparently only got a single case of everything.
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The Force Awakens / Re: Recents Finds and/or Purchases
« Last post by McMetal on Today at 02:34 AM »
Ugh....long night. Target was a big letdown. Couldn't find enough product to use either coupon. And I was one of the first in line! They had everything split in two sections and all mine had that I wanted was the Kanan scout Bomber and a lone 6" Kylo Ren. Better than nothing though.

Next stop was Walmart and got Finn, Rey, and Chewie. Finally hit TRU after that and they were totally wiped out.  :(

I stopped at two more Walmarts on the way home and found 2 6" Stormtroopers, so I did end up managing to complete the wave. Good way to top off the night.

Never saw any sign of the big TIE or the Mission Series 2-packs...bummed about that.

Fun to hang out with friends but not nearly as much variety as I expected to see. And TRU and Target woefully under stocked for the demand.

Off to bed!
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The Black Series 3.75" Figures / Walmart Black Series 3.75" Wave 2
« Last post by Jeff on Today at 02:29 AM »
Not online yet, but it sounds like Wave 2 will be:

- ANH Princess Leia (Yavin Ceremony)
- TFA First Order Stormtrooper
- TFA Kylo Ren

You can kinda see a preview of Kylo in this pic from Yakface's Facebook page (middle right or photo).  You'll see there appears to be a 3.75" Rey figure in there too... not sure if she'll end up in this wave or Wave 3.

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