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Offline Ire

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Hi!

I know there's already separate threads on the SDCC stormy and the shadow stormy, but this is a little different.

For the record this is my first official post, and I'm happy to join this community of collectors!

First a little background to this post (pls bear with me, it'll be short and painless, and hopefully it's worth it haha)

I'm from Vancouver Canada, and it seems here the figures that I like are never to be found in quantities greater than 1, or are not stocked at all.  And like most of you, I absolutely crave clones and stormtroopers, but can never get my hands on them in retail.  I have a pretty small collection of troops (usually just 1 of each), and this is only because my uncle has connections with Hasbro and from time to time mails them to me from Hong Kong.

So last week he gave me a heads up that he's sending 2 figures my way, and I was thinking all week long what troops he'll be sending my way.  In the past I've gotten a VOTC stormy, ROTS #6 clone, and even the EE SA colored clones 4 pack.  This time I was hoping maybe it'll be a the utapau clone and cody, but when I opened the package today I was just speechless.....



I've read about these exclusives on this forum and others but I never thought I would ever own them, let alone before everyone else, since normally the figures he sends me are older lines/collections.

It's really too bad since the figures were slightly damaged in the mail; the star cases were bent and had crazing marks, and the SDCC stormy's card was creased  :( 





But I'm not complaining, I'm one happy collector today and these pieces are my favorite for now!  The SDCC stormy looks awesome and even damaged I find myself very reluctant to open it!

Now... I gotta go track down Crimsom Empire and learn more about that shadow stormtrooper!  Hopefully I haven't bored y'all to death...

« Last Edit: June 6, 2006, 09:09 AM by Jeff »

Offline mr director

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Re: I'm speechless...SDCC Stormtrooper AND Shadow Trooper!
« Reply #1 on: June 6, 2006, 07:31 AM »
That's cool that you got them already.  If you don't like them carded, this is even a better deal.  Enjoy!

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Re: I'm speechless...SDCC Stormtrooper AND Shadow Trooper!
« Reply #2 on: June 6, 2006, 09:29 AM »
Very nice score and well told story. Love hearing when the underdog catches a break.

You know Ire, the nice thing about these boards is that there's a lot of people who help you Canadian guys out, so I'd check out the classifieds to see it you can't get something started to get you some more of the figures you really want.
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Re: I'm speechless...SDCC Stormtrooper AND Shadow Trooper!
« Reply #3 on: June 6, 2006, 10:25 AM »
Not fair. Not fair at all >:(



Just kiddin', congrats man!
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Re: I'm speechless...SDCC Stormtrooper AND Shadow Trooper!
« Reply #4 on: June 6, 2006, 10:30 AM »
That's awesome! Almost nothing better to get in the mail than some surprise figures.

And welcome to JD!  :)
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Re: I'm speechless...SDCC Stormtrooper AND Shadow Trooper!
« Reply #5 on: June 6, 2006, 04:13 PM »
Sweet score... Now howzabout opening them purty figures!

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Re: I'm speechless...SDCC Stormtrooper AND Shadow Trooper!
« Reply #6 on: June 6, 2006, 04:22 PM »
Congrats on the new acquisition Ire!  :)  I have a clone addiction myself.  "Uh.....no I don't.....what addiction.....? ;)

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Re: I'm speechless...SDCC Stormtrooper AND Shadow Trooper!
« Reply #7 on: June 6, 2006, 04:46 PM »
I have to agree with Hunter of the Pegs, since the card were damaged then let loose those dogs of war. ;D
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Re: I'm speechless...SDCC Stormtrooper AND Shadow Trooper!
« Reply #8 on: June 6, 2006, 05:34 PM »
Heck, even if they were gem mint, open them.   ;)

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Re: I'm speechless...SDCC Stormtrooper AND Shadow Trooper!
« Reply #9 on: June 6, 2006, 09:04 PM »
It's always cool to get things before everyone else ;D. Nice score.

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Re: I'm speechless...SDCC Stormtrooper AND Shadow Trooper!
« Reply #10 on: June 6, 2006, 09:11 PM »
*Breaks into your house, and knifes all the bubbles open*
Now you have to open them! You will thank me later.  ;)

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Re: I'm speechless...SDCC Stormtrooper AND Shadow Trooper!
« Reply #11 on: June 6, 2006, 09:17 PM »
Id open them as well.
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Re: I'm speechless...SDCC Stormtrooper AND Shadow Trooper!
« Reply #12 on: June 6, 2006, 09:47 PM »
I think I'd have a hard time opening the 501st Stormtrooper - the packaging is so unique.  Of course, once I had another MOMC version, I'd have no trouble ripping it open.  ;)

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Re: I'm speechless...SDCC Stormtrooper AND Shadow Trooper!
« Reply #13 on: June 7, 2006, 12:17 AM »
Cool!That means that the Shadow Trooper should ship soon!
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Re: I'm speechless...SDCC Stormtrooper AND Shadow Trooper!
« Reply #14 on: June 7, 2006, 02:09 AM »
Hey Ire, that's pretty cool stuff man...

The figures look good too.  The 501st is a favorite of mine but I'm just dreading what we're gonna have to pay on that one. 

Good score though and welcome aboard JediDefender.com man, glad you came on.  You should go post in the introductions area and give some information about yourself there when you get some time.
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