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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #300 on: May 12, 2006, 04:33 PM »
There's a special place in hell set up for the Hasbro guy that gives the ok on another round of UGHS.

I still hit stores quite regularly, and I've only found UGHs on 2 occassions, and they've both been Anakins. I have no hope of actually completing a set at this rate at retail.

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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #301 on: May 12, 2006, 06:52 PM »
There's a special place in hell set up for the Hasbro guy that gives the ok on another round of UGHS.


Yep, it is right next to the dumbass that decides the case assortment ratios.
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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #302 on: May 12, 2006, 09:07 PM »
AHHHH NO!

I am 3 shy away from completeing the set. Han, Boba and Vader are all I need. I had no intentions of even collecting them but I kept coming accross them and had to try at that point. I have no will power when it comes to this......
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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #303 on: May 14, 2006, 02:13 PM »
In an effort to find a Vader with Vader holo, I've been checking eBay.

DARTH VADER GALACTIC HUNT STAR WARS CHASE FIGURE UGH

Here was my question for him:
"Can you tell me which silver figure is included (viewable from the back of the card)? Thanks for your time."

His reply:
"Its a man in a cape with a lightsaber.
I hope this helps.
J"

For ****'s sake, if you're too stupid to even know what you're scalping, you shouldn't be allowed to sell it.   ::)

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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #304 on: May 14, 2006, 04:38 PM »
Cape wearing lightsaber weilding man.  I have heard of one of those in the SW universe.  The words dumb and **** come to mind

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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #305 on: May 18, 2006, 01:22 AM »
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For ****'s sake, if you're too stupid to even know what you're scalping, you shouldn't be allowed to sell it.   


That's a classic quote Jesse...

That just screams, "I'm a big sopping wet ******bag out to not only ruin YOUR day for collecting in this hobby, but I also enjoy making sure I piss all over it for children too...  Thank you for helping me get enough money to buy more porn and a swedish suck machine, I need it since I'm sure I'll die alone".

Scalpers suck man...  Scalpers suck.
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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #306 on: May 20, 2006, 10:35 PM »

For ****'s sake, if you're too stupid to even know what you're scalping, you shouldn't be allowed to sell it.   ::)


LOL, that is just too funny!!
I have only been able to find UGH Han, Vader, Boba, Snowtrooper.  I have to admit, hasbro got alot of people by the b**** with this.  The marketing team at hasbro will
definitely meet in hell someday. :P

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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #307 on: May 21, 2006, 09:12 AM »
This was a disaster of a marketing plan. It really turned 2006 into a negative collecting experience. The distribution problems, store price hikes, reintroduction of "speculators" (trailer-dwelling truck-driving treasure-hunt trolls)and general poor focus of the line have made 2006 a drag. When the year started I was hoping we were in for another 2004. I loved the OTC line, shopped frequently, found things at retail at good prices, and was generally pleased with the line as a whole.

The best times have to become the past sometime I guess.

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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #308 on: May 21, 2006, 12:46 PM »
That's a good point about the OTC line.  It had decent distribution and was priced nicely.

I had a fun time collecting that line and for the most part, found 90% of the line at retail.  That's saying a lot for my area.


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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #309 on: May 21, 2006, 02:35 PM »
OTC was a fun line, though they had less stuff overall than this year...  That's the only major improvement on TSC.

The price for OTC though, and availability, and a general knowledge that there weren't going to be a bunch of grotesque mamajama's pawing through the SW figures and leaving the aisle in disarray...  THose were reasons to like OTC more I think.  OTC really picked up at the end too with the Cantina Wave showing what great figures are all about too, and then that carried over into 2005 and the Preview wave of ROTS figures, then into ROTS...

I dunno what happened, but then prices jumped, figures went back to less articulation, and Hasbro decided they needed to implement "chase" items in the hobby...  I'm not a completist for things like UGH, so that doesn't bother me, but what does bother me is that UGH has made our hobby a big target for the Hot Wheels dillholes who live off their local toy aisles.  We didn't have that problem before really...  AT least not to this extent.  My area was pretty clean for these people, but now I notice the SW section is routinely destroyed at every store, namely basic figures, as some pud rifles through the pegs without being the slightest bit courteous to the employees.

For me, I've dealt with the influx of new blood without much problem...  The big gripe to me is in 2006 we saw an overall decrease in articulation and a relatively fairly large increase in price...  That seems like 2 steps backwards, then 1 more just to kick ya in the nuts.
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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #310 on: May 21, 2006, 08:34 PM »
There's a special place in hell set up for the Hasbro guy that gives the ok on another round of UGHS.


Yep, it is right next to the dumbass that decides the case assortment ratios.

Amen to both of those. Both of which for TSC sucks more then ever!!!!
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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #311 on: May 22, 2006, 12:59 AM »
Just a thought regarding the price hikes in the U.S.:

Could it be simply because the value of the U.S. currency is in a state of decline, rather than Hasbro/retailer shafting?  I know it's improbable to rule out the latter, but I can say from a Canadian standpoint the greenback has lost about $0.30 against our formerly weak dollar.  I've not checked against Asian currencies, but wouldn't that be the simple solution to your price increases?
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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #312 on: May 22, 2006, 01:03 AM »
I'd say it all goes back to this:



Figures are made with plastics which are derived from oil
Figures are boated or flown across an ocean which is consuming oil
Figures are being driven or flown across the continent again consuming oil

Inflation is a bitch :-[

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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #313 on: May 22, 2006, 03:45 AM »
I'd agree Scott, except it's not happening with other toy lines that I can see...  Just Star Wars.  Nothing I collect is seeing these...  Nor is much of anything else.

From the delivery of a pizza to tupperware, I don't see a lot of price increasing overall...  Not personally anyway.

But keeping it strictly to toys, and even plastics in general, I haven't noticed costs go up in anything I buy except Star Wars...  I think it's just a matter of Hasbro and retail realizing the demand is there and so they're going to milk what they can while they can...  I can buy two HUGE ABS sheets for $60 today though the same as I bought 3 or 4 years ago...  Not one cent more.  And I can buy my X-Treme Detail figures for $4.99 even from etailers the same as I always have...  Star Wars just keeps inching higher and higher in price though...  So I don't readily accept the oil or inflation reasoning on these.
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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #314 on: May 22, 2006, 10:40 AM »
I haven't noticed costs go up in anything I buy except Star Wars...So I don't readily accept the oil or inflation reasoning on these.

Wow, consider yourself lucky!

I have seen my satellite TV, garbage pickup, and construction materials (concrete especially) go up considerably.  And let us not forget about the price of homes (though I would say that is a direct corrleation to interest rates).

In regards to the SW price increase, I blame it on the retailers.  I believe that they took small margins on figures last year (to drive volume in a movie year) and are now looking to make it back up now that the volume is A LOT lower (see 1st Qtr Hasbro results).

Surprisingly, plastic hasn't gone up despite the price of oil (which BTW, is at a six week low). 

Figure that one out.

I guess the demand for plastic is waning....though you think it would be the other way around.