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Offline Brian

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VOTC/VTSC - Buying Extras?
« on: April 26, 2006, 04:00 PM »
Aside from the obvious army building qualities of the Biker Scout and Sandpeople/Tuskens, are any of you picking up extras of the other figures - or did you during the initial VOTC 12 run?  Although the price was a big factor, I didn't really buy many extras during the first VOTC (1 Han, 1 Chewie, 1 Stormtrooper), but I find myself wishing now that I did (if I could afford it).  This time around, I'm considering picking up extras of figures like Han and Luke, just because I sort of want to display them in a couple of places.  Right now, I have my VOTC figures on a shelf on our desk, and have the rest of my loose collection in a display case.  I've thought about buying extras so I could display one of these in each area, but maybe that is ridiculous.  Do any of you buy extras of these (despite the price) just to have a few, since they are (usually) the highest quality figures we get of our favorite characters?

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Re: VOTC/VTSC - Buying Extras?
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2006, 05:37 PM »
I regret not having an extra opener set of the first 12, or at least an extra Han and Chewie. They're so versatile that I've often found myself wanting extras to sprinkle through various setups.

I might want a second Greedo so I can have an unmolested vTSC one with the cloth-craptastic jacket intact and an improved version with the OTC Greedo jacket.

And actuall a second Endor Han would be good to have in non-Endor scenes.

Crap, now that you bring it up, I probably need two openers of each, at least.  :-\

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Re: VOTC/VTSC - Buying Extras?
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2006, 05:44 PM »
Hmmm... here's what I think I bought for openers in the original VOTC run (many of these I got on clearance though at Walmart for $4-$5 each) -

Han Solo x 8
Princess Leia x 4
Luke Skywalker x 4
Obi Wan Kenobi x 5
Darth Vader x 4
Lando Calrissian x 3
Boba Fett x 2
C3PO x 2
Yoda x 3
Stormtrooper x 20 (want 30 more)
R2D2 x 1
Chewbacca x 3

And so far on VSCT -

Biker Scout x 4 (want 6 more)
Sand People x 2 (want 8 more)
X-Wing Luke x 1 (want 3 more)
Greedo x 1 (don't need anymore)
Han Solo x 1 (want 1 more)

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Re: VOTC/VTSC - Buying Extras?
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2006, 05:54 PM »
I want extras for display, customs, and a number of other things...

Han w/coat, Han w/out coat...  There's 2 Han's right there for Endor set-ups. 

Han w/out vest or belt for Jabba's Palace/Barge...  There's one or two more.

Luke I'll get only 2 of most likely.

Greedo I may buy 3 of...  I like him.  What I like about ALL the Greedo's we've gotten is they're all so differnet that you can bull**** them as all the various Rodians in the same outfit (more or less) around the films.  There were at least 3 at the Falcon SE scene alone.  There were 2 in the Cantina (Greedo being one), one in Jabba's palace htough he wears a Hoth vest like Leia's...

Biker Scouts and Sand people I just want a lot of.  More Scouts, but the Sand person is pretty perfect to me, and worth having 10 of if I can find him.
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Re: VOTC/VTSC - Buying Extras?
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2006, 07:46 PM »
I want like 6 Scouts. I have not seen any yet.

I wanted Luke but he has theblack boots and I want Hoth boots. I saw him and passed.
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Re: VOTC/VTSC - Buying Extras?
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2006, 10:40 PM »
I'd have bought more had they been on sale.  The only time they did end up on sale I bought up every single stormtrooper I could find.  And $10 is the sale price up here :'(  As for the other figures, I did get up to three full sets, minus Leia.  But I've parcelled off some of the third set to some friends up here that help me out with McFarlane sportspicks, so I still have my full carded set and a full loose set, plus some spares. 

For the newer series I sprung for 5 loose Bikers from the dude overseas and have a case on order with Newforce (still keeping the faith; for now).  I'll also probably buy some when  they show here just to cover my butt, so probably a full third set then extra scouts and tuskens as I see fit. 

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Re: VOTC/VTSC - Buying Extras?
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2006, 10:50 PM »
I bought...a few... extra Stormtroopers last time through.

I have 8 open Biker Scouts this time - if I find more in stores I'll probably only pick up 2 to 4 more.

The breakdown:

VOTC:

02 Han
02 Chewie
02 Fett
02 Leia
02 Luke
02 Han
02 Ben
02 Threepio
02 Yoda
02 Vader
02 Lando
45 Stormtroopers

VTSC
02 Tuskens - would like to get 2 more
02 Greedo
02 Han
02 Luke
09 Biker Scouts - would like to get 2-4 more.
« Last Edit: April 27, 2006, 10:35 AM by Rob »

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Re: VOTC/VTSC - Buying Extras?
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2006, 11:09 PM »
For VOTC, I bought 1 of each for my opener set and then I grabed 3 of the figures for a second opener - 1x Han & Chewie (for the desk at work) and 1x extra Stormtrooper.

2x Han Solo
1x Princess Leia
1x Luke Skywalker
1x Obi Wan Kenobi
1x Darth Vader
1x Lando Calrissian
1x Boba Fett
1x C-3PO
1x Yoda
2x Stormtrooper
1x R2D2
2x Chewbacca

This time, I'll grab a second Biker Scout and Endor Han, maybe a Tusken (not sure until I find at least one to open and judge)...
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Re: VOTC/VTSC - Buying Extras?
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2006, 11:14 PM »
I bought two each of everyone but 3PO and the Stormtrooper last time round. I only bought one 3PO and about seven Stormies.

I plan on two of each from VTSC, and maybe extra Scouts if they can be found and afforded.
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Re: VOTC/VTSC - Buying Extras?
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2006, 11:17 PM »
Last VOTC I bought the following:

1x Han
1x Leia
1x Ben
1x Luke
1x Vader
1x Lando
1x Boba
1x Chewie
4x Stormtrooper

New VOTC/VTSC, I plan on buying this:

1x Han (already accomplished)
1x Luke
1x Greedo
2x Sand people
4x Scout

The Tuskens and Scouts could increase depending on cash/availability

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Re: VOTC/VTSC - Buying Extras?
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2006, 11:20 PM »
My paltry VOTC/VTSC:

1 each of
Han
Luke
Leia
Vader
Yoda
Boba Fett
Stormie

2X Scout Trooper
1 Luke X-Wing
1 Han Endor
1 Tusken Raider

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Re: VOTC/VTSC - Buying Extras?
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2006, 04:15 PM »
I have the following VOTC

2x Han Solo
1x Luke
2x Obi-Wan Kenobi
1x Yoda
1x Darth Vader
1x Stormtrooper

I never found R2 or Chewie. Pass on Leia for $7, big mistake.

I need the following VOTC

Princess Leia
Lando Calrissian
C-3PO
Boba Fett
Chewbacca
Another Stormtrooper
R2-D2

My plans on VSTC

2x Biker Scout
1x X-Wing Luke
1x Han Solo
1x Tusken Raider
1x Greedo (only if it goes on clearance)
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Re: VOTC/VTSC - Buying Extras?
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2006, 05:01 PM »
Here was what I bought for the VOTC & VTSC, for all of these one of them was kept MOC:

3x ANH Han
3x Chewie
7x Stormtrooper
3x Vader
3x Tatooine Luke
3x Princess Leia
3x C-3PO
3x R2-D2
3x Lando
3x Yoda
3x Obi-Wan
3x Boba Fett

3x Endor Han
5x Biker Scout
3x X-Wing Pilot Luke
3x Greedo
5x Tusken Raider

I'd like to get two more Biker Scouts, but otherwise I'm happy with my tally.
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Re: VOTC/VTSC - Buying Extras?
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2006, 09:27 AM »
I did not buy any extra VOTC asside from Stormies. For VTSC, asside from Biker Scouts, I bought an extra Luke and Tuscan Raider. I may buy one more Tuscan when all is said and done.
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Re: VOTC/VTSC - Buying Extras?
« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2006, 10:11 AM »
I ended up picking up a few more extras at WM last night, I figured I just as well get them now while I can find them - and at $9.96.  I like to keep one of each Han (and Chewie) figure carded, so I picked up another Han, Luke, and Tusken.  I always regretted not getting more with the VOTC, so I didn't want to regret it this time.  Overall, this is what I've picked up between the VOTC and VTSC:

VOTC

2x Han Solo
1x Obi-Wan Kenobi
1x Luke Skywalker
1x Princess Leia Organa
1x Lando Calrissian
1x C-3PO
1x Darth Vader
1x Yoda
2x Chewbacca
1x R2-D2
1x Boba Fett
2x Stormtrooper

VTSC

3x Han Solo - Trenchcoat
2x Luke Skywalker - X-Wing
3x Biker Scout
2x Tusken Raider/Sandpeople
1x Greedo

I might get another Scout or Tusken down the road if I see them, but we'll see what the budget dictates.  I finally got a chance to open one of those Biker Scouts yesterday, and that really is an amazing figure.  Oh, and you really have to mangle those heat sealed cases to get them loose don't you?  I was trying to do it carefully, but there doesn't seem to be a way to easily save them.