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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #120 on: February 12, 2006, 08:45 AM »
I do feel for the carded collectors, but I too am happy it is a packaging variation as much as anything. And I do hope to find one, preferably an imperial, to have as a novelty (I have a string of the various package types since 1995 hung across a wall in my basement).

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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #121 on: February 13, 2006, 09:53 AM »
Looks like the Holo figure is going to be silver as well. The Yak Face coverage shows a clear picture.
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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #122 on: February 14, 2006, 03:01 AM »
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Alright, two Chase figures per case isn't as bad. But, it will bring in unwanted scum.

Exactly Anton...

Chase figures mean the sleeze will ooze out like the sweat they generate just by breathing somehow.  This past year has seen a spike as it is in these types.  Just take at trip on over that that otheR Site and look at the number of guys that are pretty openly doing this for financial gains.  A LOT more showed up there this past year than the one prior, that's for sure, and Hasbro's shooting for the stars trying to keep them into it. 

This bothers me the most about this whole thing...  Hasbro limiting ANYTHING is just a big screwjob to the line really.  And while the pricks out there will be scooping these up, they'll also be more inclined to buy up those random extras they know we all want while they're there...  Goodbye Cody on any cardback.

In the past year it's clear to me Hasbro has realized adults are the core...  $13 Target Clones and other figures, overpriced exclusives galore, and now this whole big **** sandwich we can all take a bite out of.
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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #123 on: February 14, 2006, 09:17 AM »
Exactly.  The Hot Wheels guys are crazy. 

It would appear that most are retired and have tons of disposable income...I'm sure they will check out the SW section while they make their car runs.

I only get out once a week if I'm lucky - I don't plan on finding any BH figures... :'(

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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #124 on: February 21, 2006, 04:45 AM »
I watched a guy cus his wife out the other night as they dug through a pile of messed up hotwheels crap...  Anyone comparing us with them, man that's just not right.  That's really insulting. :)
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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #125 on: February 21, 2006, 10:03 AM »
That's right Jesse. We are not like them. However, I do know some SW collectors who are like the HW guys though.  >:( One of them is a huge sandtrooper guy.
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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #126 on: February 21, 2006, 11:29 AM »
That's right Jesse. We are not like them. However, I do know some SW collectors who are like the HW guys though.  >:( One of them is a huge sandtrooper guy.
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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #127 on: February 22, 2006, 03:28 AM »
That's right Jesse. We are not like them. However, I do know some SW collectors who are like the HW guys though.  >:( One of them is a huge sandtrooper guy.

Ran into a couple at C3, yeah...  Still, I mean there seems to be a big age gap (averaging just what I observe here) between the Hot Wheels guys and Star Wars guys...  there's also a general sense, at least around boards like here and some others, that this isn't a for-profit gig for us...  I know that's not what a lot of the remaining oldies at Rebelscum are like either like the staff or some of the members, though I notice more and more that the membership there is plagued by scalpers irregardless of how many get banned.  One just got banned tonight for outing himself as scalping then trying to smooth it over (I think he got banned anyway).

When I see those Hot Wheels guys they're like ravenous animals though and you can almost see the dollar signs in their eyes like a cartoon.  Star Wars guys I run into (despite the odd opportunistic prickball I run into) are usually strolling the aisles but a HW freak will knock down his own mother to get the "chase" UGO with the fireflame paintjob or whatever the hell they're after.   ::)

And they smell, but I can't go to a con anywhere without noticing that people who collect toys attract a lot of people who have an aversion to soap and water, and likely deoderant too.

A guy looking for Hot Wheels one night that left the aisle literally left a smell trail from where he was in the toys to where he went to get out the store's front doors.  It lingered like a fart in a car too, like poppie on Seinfeld.  It just sorta funked everything up.  I've stunk, but not to the point my odor stuck to everything I was near...  Cat piss smelled more pleasant than the funk permeating from that knucklehead.  It literally made me ill.
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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #128 on: February 22, 2006, 04:25 AM »
It lingered like a fart in a car too, like poppie on Seinfeld.  It just sorta funked everything up.

[SeinfeldSemantics]Poppy didn't smell bad.  Poppy just took a dump without washing his hands before preparing Jerry's meal, and later pissed on Jerry's new couch.  It was the valet who had the B.O. (the B.B.O.!).[/SeinfeldSemantics]



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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #129 on: February 22, 2006, 09:41 AM »
That's right Jesse. We are not like them. However, I do know some SW collectors who are like the HW guys though.  >:( One of them is a huge sandtrooper guy.
LOL- does his JD ID start with RED?

You know, he told me his Sandtroopers ID a few times, 'cause I asked, and I never remembered. He doesn't come around he though. He knows better. He flat out tells you he doesn't pay for his collection and makes no appologies about it. :-\
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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #130 on: February 22, 2006, 10:22 AM »
The way I look at people who scalp is this.  Have fun while you can, because when most of us are retired and living on the pensions and 401K we worked for all our lives, these morons will be bagging our groceries until they are 80 or dead.  Last time I checked this type of business practice did not have the best healthcare, retirement or skills that would lead to a better future.  Yeah I hate them but would never want to change my life to get a few figures that I can buy elsewhere.  Even if you pay over for one of these figs which I am sure some of us will have to do.  There will be tons of these on ebay.  Im sure some will turn up for reasonable prices.

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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #131 on: February 22, 2006, 12:31 PM »
I'm pretty sure these will end up like all the figures from the glory days of scalping in 1995-1997- unsold. My local comic shop still has loads of POTF2 and SOTE figures for $15 a piece, and they're the lame ones.

Sure, the scalpers will undoubtedly chase after them, but most SW fans aren't willing to pay the prices scalpers will ask for them. Unfortunately, there are a lot of idiots on ebay who will.
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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #132 on: February 22, 2006, 07:50 PM »
Newforcecomics sold out of all of their wave 4 pre-orders and I'm guessing that the chase figures are the primary reason. I only hope that there's going to be a lot of these. It seems that May is going to be a big month with lots of product, so one could guess that shelves could be packed with figures.
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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #133 on: February 22, 2006, 08:30 PM »
That's right Jesse. We are not like them. However, I do know some SW collectors who are like the HW guys though.  >:( One of them is a huge sandtrooper guy.
LOL- does his JD ID start with RED?

RED has a REAL job. But in addition to that, he imports his stuff early, buys direct, and sells for fun because he's basically a fan himself. Not quite the same as those guys hanging out at Wal-Mart looking to scoop regular shoppers.

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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #134 on: February 22, 2006, 10:22 PM »
I have a real job too, I collect star wars toys for a living ::)

I wonder.. .. ..  ..   ..If it's 'for fun' and being a fan than why not sell the figs at cost then?!.....? ....? Whatever ::)