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Offline Fritzkrieg

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4 Out of 6 Waves Already Out?
« on: March 19, 2006, 09:19 AM »
Here it is March of 06' and we have already seen 4 out of the 6 planed Waves of Figs at retail. At this Rate we'll see all 6 Waves 6 months into the year. My question is What are we going to have for Years End or Christmas? Does this mean that we're going to get that lame butt Repack Wave for the Holliday Season. They did that to us Last Year, Not cooll Hasbro! We want Shiny new Figures Under our Christmas Trees.

 
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Re: 4 Out of 6 Waves Already Out?
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2006, 10:22 AM »
Actually, there's 8 waves planned.  8)

To be released:

Tatooine
Naboo
Endor
Death Star
« Last Edit: March 19, 2006, 10:24 AM by Darth_Anton »
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Re: 4 Out of 6 Waves Already Out?
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2006, 10:50 AM »
Actually, there's 8 waves planned.  8)

To be released:

Tatooine
Naboo
Endor
Death Star

9 really.  The 4 your mentioned there, plus HOF, plus the Carkoon, Hoth, Geonosis and Coruscant that are already out.
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Re: 4 Out of 6 Waves Already Out?
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2006, 10:53 AM »
The Saga wave that hit after AOTC did this same thing. By June or July it was all out, and many collectors felt that they had been screwed because they never got everything. The Clone Wars hit and they were hard to find unless you hunted in the am.  Finally that fall, the OTC hit and 90% of it was rehashes from the Saga wave earlier that year and everyone got what they wanted. Expect the same here and you need to realize that the number of case variations out there I think ensure that we'll see figures hitting for awhile. Summer may be hard, very hard, but come fall, be sure that Hasbro will flood the pegs for the holidays and that GL will have some stuff out by then to cause excitement in the line.
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Re: 4 Out of 6 Waves Already Out?
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2006, 11:31 AM »
Yeah, I think it's nice that 4 waves are technically out at this point.  It's good to see and with the popularity of many of them, I wouldn't rule out a few more repacks than are forecasted (like of the clones mostly, some Stormies, etc).  I think this is going to be a good year overall.  I'm loving it.  Just a bit short of quantity at retail so far.

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Re: 4 Out of 6 Waves Already Out?
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2006, 11:32 AM »
These waves will probably run us into the summer.  At which point the new waves will be announced, and probably premiered at Comic Con.  That's been the pattern for some time now.
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Re: 4 Out of 6 Waves Already Out?
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2006, 04:57 PM »
Yeah... I've been wondering the same thing for a while now.  I keep searching for news or pics on EE's website for a new wave.  It's all good though... until I have a better cashflow, they can stay away from all the army builders that need SA sculpting

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Re: 4 Out of 6 Waves Already Out?
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2006, 05:06 PM »
I think at CC they'll announce a couple more waves for the fall

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Re: 4 Out of 6 Waves Already Out?
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2006, 05:11 PM »
Actually, there's 8 waves planned.  8)

To be released:

Tatooine
Naboo
Endor
Death Star

Wonder if we'll be seeing the SA Stormtrooper make an appearance in the Death Star wave.

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Re: 4 Out of 6 Waves Already Out?
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2006, 05:14 PM »
Actually, there's 8 waves planned.  8)

To be released:

Tatooine
Naboo
Endor
Death Star

Wonder if we'll be seeing the SA Stormtrooper make an appearance in the Death Star wave.

It would be nice, that's for sure.  I thought they had made a list of what to expect for that (like the Death Star Gunner that we saw pics of) but maybe I'm mistaken.

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Re: 4 Out of 6 Waves Already Out?
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2006, 05:20 PM »
I'd love to see the SA Stormie return too, but I don't think he's planned (for the Death Star wave, at least, perhaps if more waves are announced).

Battle of Carkoon - ROTJ

___ Saga-001 Princess Leia - Boushh Disguise - new
___ Saga-002 Han Solo - new
___ Saga-003 Bib Fortuna - new
___ Saga-004 Barada - repaint
___ Saga-005 Chewbacca - repaint
___ Saga-006 Boba Fett - kitbash

Battle of Hoth - ESB

___ Saga-007 General Veers - new
___ Saga-008 Major Bren Derlin - new
___ Saga-009 AT-AT Driver - new
___ Saga-010 R2-D2 - repaint
___ Saga-011 Snowtrooper - kitbash
___ Saga-012 General Rieekan - repaint
___ Saga-013 Darth Vader - repaint
___ Saga-014 Power Droid - repaint

Battle of Geonosis - AOTC

___ Saga-015 Sora Bulq - new
___ Saga-016 Sun Fac - new
___ Saga-017 C-3PO - repack (SAGA Deluxe)
___ Saga-018 Poggle the Lesser - repaint (SAGA)
___ Saga-019 Yoda - repack (ROTS III-3)
___ Saga-020 Jango Fett - repack (SAGA 03-20)
___ Saga-021 Scorch - Republic Commando - new

Battle of Coruscant - ROTS

___ Saga-022 Firespeeder Pilot - new
___ Saga-023 Lushros Dofine - new
___ Saga-024 Clone Commander Cody - new
___ Saga-025 Anakin Skywalker - repack (new cloak)
___ Saga-026 Clone Trooper (Utapau) - rpnt (ROTS41)
___ Saga-027 Holographic Ki-Adi-Mundi - "repaint" (E1)
___ Saga-028 Obi-Wan Kenobi - repack (new cloak)
___ Saga-029 Foul Moudama - new
___ Saga-030 General Grievous - repaint

Battle of Tatooine - ANH

___ Saga-031 Momaw Nadon - new
___ Saga-032 R5-D4 - new
___ Saga-033 Dem Hazon - new
___ Saga-034 Garindan - new
___ Saga-035 Han Solo - kitbash
___ Saga-036 Luke Skywalker - kitbash
___ Saga-037 Sandtrooper - ?
___ Saga-038 Darth Vader - Bespin Confession

Battle of Endor - ROTJ

___ Saga-xxx C-3PO - Ewok Deity - new
___ Saga-xxx Chief Chirpa - new
___ Saga-xxx Darth Vader - Endor Confrontation
___ Saga-xxx Death Star Gunner - new
___ Saga-xxx The Emperor - repack
___ Saga-xxx Endor Rebel Commando
___ Saga-xxx Luke Skywalker - Endor Confrontation
___ Saga-xxx Moff Jerjerrod - new

Battle of Naboo - TPM

___ Saga-xxx Darth Maul
___ Saga-xxx Gragra - Mos Espa Merchant
___ Saga-xxx Gungan Rep Been
___ Saga-xxx Naboo Soldier
___ Saga-xxx Obi-Wan Kenobi
___ Saga-xxx Podracer Pilots 2pk

Battle of Yavin/Death Star - ROTJ

___ Saga-xxx Death Star Trooper
___ Saga-xxx Han Solo - Pilot/Ceremonial
___ Saga-xxx Luke Skywalker - Ceremonial
___ Saga-xxx Rebel Sentry
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Re: 4 Out of 6 Waves Already Out?
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2006, 05:48 PM »

___ Saga-013 Darth Vader - repaint
___ Saga-038 Darth Vader - Bespin Confession
___ Saga-xxx Darth Vader - Endor Confrontation


How many different ways do we need Darth Vader spruced up for this line already?  At this point, can we not just take the Evolutions version and stick him on a card maybe once a year, and put this ******** to rest already?  Every one of these versions is inferior to the evo version in some way.  It's not like Vader changes his outfit or armor like Luke or Han does, depending on what planet they are on.  I mean, honestly, unless you're a carded collector who takes it up the ass every year when Hasbro pulls this, is anyone else actually buying every version that comes out?  Holy geez.  This reminds me of those Where's Waldo cartoons where that stupid thing pops up in random drawings everywhere you look, except this figure pops up on a new card once every 8 weeks.
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Re: 4 Out of 6 Waves Already Out?
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2006, 08:49 PM »
I am sure someone buys each Vader that comes out regardless.  To be honest he actually does sell.  Hell I have not seen a Hoth Vader on the pegs yet.  Every kid in the world that's into Star Wars (which apparently is a lot now) wants a Vader badly I am sure.  I think after ROTS Hasbro realizes they can make some mula throwing out a Vader of any sort out there for the masses and SOMEONE will buy it no matter what version it is. 

But yeah, it would be nice if they would put the most superior figure of each character.  I just assume they have plenty of the other versions sitting around to repackage and that is why we see those repackaged instead. 

But no I don't buy them all.  I would not see them making a full sized hologram Vader for something different. 

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Re: 4 Out of 6 Waves Already Out?
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2006, 09:03 PM »
As long as Endor Vader is the evo version,I'm in!When does Endor wave come out after Mos Eisley or after Naboo?I can't wait for 3PO,Jerjerrod,Chirpa & DS Gunner.
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Re: 4 Out of 6 Waves Already Out?
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2006, 02:19 AM »
i love the way of TSC is being released since i know what to expect once the new waves pop out. I cant wait for the C-3PO - Ewok Deity release  ;D