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Re: Battle of Tatooine Wave
« Reply #210 on: April 18, 2006, 12:44 AM »
Late April would not surprise me or the 1st week of May. BBTS has em on pre-order for May, so the end of April sounds like the first hits to me.
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Re: Battle of Tatooine Wave
« Reply #211 on: April 18, 2006, 01:04 PM »
If people's first finds on Tatooine wave started trickling in 1 week from today, I wouldn't be shocked.  At the same time, I haven't seen any of that wave popping up on eBay yet, and I notice that the first sightings of the wave are usually within a week of the first eBay sightings.
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Re: Battle of Tatooine Wave
« Reply #212 on: April 18, 2006, 02:14 PM »
Well..I WOULD be shocked if it shows up BEFORE the saga/rots Heroes collection cases do. I think the heroes/villians cases are supposed to ship before this wave ..so, in the least I would say we see this heroes/villians rots figs maybe in April and no tatooine wave just yet-likely May

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Re: Battle of Tatooine Wave
« Reply #213 on: April 18, 2006, 02:22 PM »
One thing to remember is that the ROTS Hits waves are shipping under a separate Assortment number, so it is possible that the ROTS Hits wave 1 and Tatooine wave will hit at the same time...
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Re: Battle of Tatooine Wave
« Reply #214 on: April 18, 2006, 02:28 PM »
Noooooooooo!  ;D
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Re: Battle of Tatooine Wave
« Reply #215 on: April 18, 2006, 02:32 PM »
I decided to go with BBTS on this wave since it will hit when I am back on track teaching and I am very tired hunting things down. Don't take me wrong, I find what I want when I hunt (usually) but the time and gas is not worth it. That and I am taking some online classes for my Master's that I am starting so time really is a valuable commodity.  Here's what I paid; more than retail but by the time I include my gas, mileage/wear and tear, and hassle of running around, I know I can pass on the hunt and in the end, it really doesn't cost that much more except on the Sandtrooper:

Product ID Description Sub Standard Collector Subtotal
HAS11942 Wave 5 - Garindan   1   $8.99
 
HAS11944 Wave 5 - Hem Dazon   1   $8.99
 
HAS11946 Wave 5 - Momaw Nadon "Hammerhead"   1   $7.99
 
HAS11947 Wave 5 - R5-D4   1   $7.99
 
HAS11948 Wave 5 - Sandtrooper   1   $11.99
 
Subtotal: $45.95
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Re: Battle of Tatooine Wave
« Reply #216 on: April 18, 2006, 03:16 PM »
I decided to go with BBTS on this wave since it will hit when I am back on track teaching and I am very tired hunting things down. Don't take me wrong, I find what I want when I hunt (usually) but the time and gas is not worth it. That and I am taking some online classes for my Master's that I am starting so time really is a valuable commodity.  Here's what I paid; more than retail but by the time I include my gas, mileage/wear and tear, and hassle of running around, I know I can pass on the hunt and in the end, it really doesn't cost that much more except on the Sandtrooper:

Product ID Description Sub Standard Collector Subtotal
HAS11942 Wave 5 - Garindan   1   $8.99
 
HAS11944 Wave 5 - Hem Dazon   1   $8.99
 
HAS11946 Wave 5 - Momaw Nadon "Hammerhead"   1   $7.99
 
HAS11947 Wave 5 - R5-D4   1   $7.99
 
HAS11948 Wave 5 - Sandtrooper   1   $11.99
 
Subtotal: $45.95


Does this include shipping?  If not, how much additional cost?
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Re: Battle of Tatooine Wave
« Reply #217 on: April 18, 2006, 03:29 PM »
BlackDog - your rationale makes sense.  With gas prices going up and the limitation of time, it's much easier for people like us to order online.

In my case, I order full cartons and sell the extras or open the army builders.  Problem is, nobody wants my piece of **** Hoth Vader leftovers.  Can't say that I blame them. 

It's the worst figure Hasbro has ever cranked out.

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Re: Battle of Tatooine Wave
« Reply #218 on: April 18, 2006, 04:28 PM »
Shipping is like $5.49 going UPS ground (which is trackable) or $5.99 Priority USPS which is not trackable.  So I choose to go with $5.49. 

I have thought about cases, but in truth, unless I duplicates the extra $30 to $35 and the waiting is not worth it to me. On this wave I only want 1 of each, 2 of some if or when I find em at retail, and outside of the Sandtrooper, I think this wave will be much like Carkoon and most figures will be rather easy to find in time.
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Re: Battle of Tatooine Wave
« Reply #219 on: April 20, 2006, 10:46 PM »
I just saw carded photos of the sandtrooper.   :o  I can't wait to get a dozen of these desert bad-boys!!

While 2006 has had its' let downs (UGH speculators, poor retail support, increased prices, decreased articulation) I will put the AT-AT driver, Sun Fac, and Sandtrooper as 3 shining examples of Hasbro goodness. Tatooine and Endor (sans ewok) make me glad I'm still around buying toys. People who quit before now are going to miss some nice work.

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Re: Battle of Tatooine Wave
« Reply #220 on: April 21, 2006, 07:49 AM »
I actually ordered a case of this wave from EE yesterday. The case breakdown is
2x Momaw Nadon (Cantina Alien "Hammerhead", Saga #31), 2x Darth Vader (Bespin Battle, Saga #38), 2x Sandtrooper (Saga #37), 2x R5-D4 (Saga #32), 1x Hem Dazon (Cantina Alien "Goldeyes", Saga #33), 1x Garindan (Cantina Aliens "Long Snoot/Snitch", Saga #34), 1x Luke Skywalker (Tatooine Poncho and Hat, Saga #36), 1x Han Solo (Cantina, Saga #35). 
With shipping the case is like $93 which is like $7.75 per figure which is not that much more than what I pay to Target or TRU, or even Walmart. By the time gas and lost time is thrown in, I think I will be ahead on this. On downer is they will hit retail before I see this case from EE, but on the up side, I know EE will ship this case. I like the ratio's also (except they could have put in an extra Hem in and taken a Vader out. I'll admit it here, since I firmly believe the Vader is a rehash of the 500th Vader again, I'll take him back to Target using one of my figure receits there for $6.99. Other than that, I like the ratios of the case.
I'll also keep my BBTS order since I will know some people who will want em also.
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Re: Battle of Tatooine Wave
« Reply #221 on: April 22, 2006, 09:07 PM »
Good news for those of you who are caught up - Pawlus from GH has heard rumblings that this wave will be on the pegs before the end of the month!

Sounds about right to me. It has been a new wave about every month, so we are due for them to hit any time. Keep checking ebay!

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Re: Battle of Tatooine Wave
« Reply #222 on: May 10, 2006, 03:29 PM »
Okay where are these guys?  For once I am caught up and have extra funds.   This has to be the biggest time between waves this year.  So what happened?  I kind of thought that these would be shipping alongside the Heroes and Villains Line but I guess not.  Have overseas suppliers received these yet? Bring em on.

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Re: Battle of Tatooine Wave
« Reply #223 on: May 10, 2006, 06:41 PM »
I'm hankerin' for a new wave myself. My money is on these showing up at Target within the next week. It feels like it's been too long of a wait when compared to the pace that has been set for previous waves.

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Re: Battle of Tatooine Wave
« Reply #224 on: May 10, 2006, 09:24 PM »
I still think we'll see this wave this month like I mentioned earlier...and.. I'm glad they didn't show up at the same time as that cursed HaV wave like Jeff said...The break was nice-it gave me room to spend on the gunship in the layover time. GH prediction about them showing before the end of April?--glad he was wrong! =Dollars saved in an expensive month!

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