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Re: Masters of the Darkside
« Reply #30 on: March 12, 2004, 06:54 PM »
Pretty impressive to actually find these things when they were first released!  Very few people ever did, that's for sure...

This is still a very treasured and HTF piece for the carded collectors of course, but I'd imagine most of the loose collectors were relieved to find both of these figures getting re-carded into the basic Saga line over the past 6-8 months.  I'd guess that probably brought the secondary market value on them down just a bit...  Of course, the base wasn't included with the single carded figures, so loose completists might still need to go after the original POTJ item, if they're that agro for the accessories too.

Definitely one of the better Vaders released, arguably the best one, and a nice Maul too.

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Re: Masters of the Darkside
« Reply #31 on: July 22, 2004, 08:53 PM »
I found mine at the store Wal-mart or Target , they only had one at the time, and I never saw it again.  I paid 15.00 for it I think
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Re: Masters of the Darkside
« Reply #32 on: July 26, 2004, 12:18 PM »
Just chiming in here. Found an entire fresh case one lazy day at Wal*Mart. $14.99 and only picked up the one, but it was a perfect card. Wish I had snagged a couple of others for trade fodder.




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Re: Masters of the Darkside
« Reply #33 on: September 1, 2004, 07:31 PM »
I saw these once at Walmart, bought 3, 2 for me, one to open one to keep carded and one for a friend.

Thansto the re-pack frenzy hasbro has had the past year+ you can have the same figs sans fancy base for $5 each....
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Re: Masters of the Darkside
« Reply #34 on: September 2, 2004, 01:54 PM »
Nice pickups there, guys!  Never saw the thing at retail myself.  So Austin, you gonna show off some more of those surrounding walls, or what?!   ;)  (or have you already done that in our Collections Forum, and I've just missed it?)

Thansto the re-pack frenzy hasbro has had the past year+ you can have the same figs sans fancy base for $5 each....

Yeah, that was a cool move on Hasbro's part, to at least hook up all the loose collectors who missed out on these two figures, especially that top notch Vader there.

Of course, the MOTDS carded version is still (and probably always will be) one of the nicer and more HTF treasures of the modern era.
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Re: Masters of the Darkside
« Reply #35 on: September 30, 2004, 02:08 PM »
I got this set when it went on sale from either Target.com or Amazon.com. I think it was available for about 15 minutes, because I don't know anyone else who found it. I'm certainly the only one of my collector friends who got one.

The real tragedy is that I'm a loose collector, so this got ripped open as soon as I got it.  :-\
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Re: Masters of the Darkside
« Reply #36 on: November 1, 2004, 11:34 PM »
i payed 40 canadian for mine but i had to have it.
now the circle is complete
is the maul the same as the potj single carded maul? i have a loose one but i'm not sure if they are identical?
yes it is an awesome piece to finish off the deluxe potj line

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Re: Masters of the Darkside
« Reply #37 on: November 5, 2004, 02:40 PM »
I never saw on at retail. To be honest that doesnt even look familiar to me.
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Re: Masters of the Darkside
« Reply #38 on: October 27, 2010, 12:08 AM »
I'm gambling that this will be the next one...  please, share your thoughts on this set EpicGon.
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Re: Masters of the Darkside
« Reply #39 on: October 27, 2010, 12:12 AM »
Hasbro could have made a superb toy
if they released a retooled Vader of this kind with removable helmet and Shaw head.


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Re: Masters of the Darkside
« Reply #40 on: October 27, 2010, 10:37 PM »
I'm gambling that this will be the next one...  please, share your thoughts on this set EpicGon.



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Re: Masters of the Darkside
« Reply #41 on: October 28, 2010, 11:15 AM »
Ah, yet another item I wish I'd never bought.  Still have mine in a nice clamshell case. 
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Re: Masters of the Darkside
« Reply #42 on: October 28, 2010, 03:26 PM »
I have one.  It remains carded.  I paid $40 US for it.  That included shipping and a star case.  I felt it was a good deal for yet another item never released in Canada.  No, I will not open it.  It belongs right beside TFV, JS, TL and DV.


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Re: Masters of the Darkside
« Reply #43 on: October 28, 2010, 10:14 PM »
Yeah, I went back and read that too.  That's from a time when this place was fun and modern collecting was interesting.  And I was foolish.
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