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Re: Target "Mace Windu's Squadron" Battle Pack
« Reply #150 on: October 31, 2006, 11:47 AM »
Good assessment Brent, after looking at mine I feel the paint apps could have been better too. It's a minor complaint at that and my only one for this set though.

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Re: Target "Mace Windu's Squadron" Battle Pack
« Reply #151 on: October 31, 2006, 04:48 PM »
Wait a second, are those #6 Quick Draw Clones? The legs look too wide to be SA...

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Re: Target "Mace Windu's Squadron" Battle Pack
« Reply #152 on: October 31, 2006, 04:57 PM »
I haven't opened mine yet, but while looking at the pack in the Target check-out line today they appeared to be #41's (antenna) with Bacara's pauldron thingy.

Like BrentS said, imagine the #41 Skirmish Shocktroopers in Purple instead of Red and then add the Bacara pauldron...
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Re: Target "Mace Windu's Squadron" Battle Pack
« Reply #153 on: October 31, 2006, 05:01 PM »
I haven't opened mine yet, but while looking at the pack in the Target check-out line today they appeared to be #41's (antenna) with Bacara's pauldron thingy.

Like BrentS said, imagine the #41 Skirmish Shocktroopers in Purple instead of Red and then add the Bacara pauldron...

That's what I thought too. Plus another tip it's the #41 is the left shoulder. It doesn't have the removable shoulder armor like the #6 clone sculpts do.
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Re: Target "Mace Windu's Squadron" Battle Pack
« Reply #154 on: October 31, 2006, 09:22 PM »
Why was did it have to be WM that I got gift cards for my B-daqy of? :-\
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Re: Target "Mace Windu's Squadron" Battle Pack
« Reply #155 on: November 1, 2006, 09:28 AM »
My friend called a couple stores in the area first.  One told us that the "street date" on these is 11/19.   

What's with all the street dates lately?
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Re: Target "Mace Windu's Squadron" Battle Pack
« Reply #156 on: November 1, 2006, 10:30 AM »
They are not "street dates" though, they are the Target planogram reset dates. 

The Target corporate offices send out planograms to the stores with a suggested reset date (in the latest case for the SW aisle it's 11/19).  That way, the majority of the Target stores will switch over to the new aisle set-ups at approximately the same time and 90% of the Targets will look the same when customers shop there.

To ensure that there is product to go on that set of shelf arrangements, Target will often hold back new items so that they have them for the reset date (and don't have the blank spots on the shelves). 

Target has always done this, the planogram re-set dates are just waaaaay more visible when it comes to Star Wars toys.  There is a bunch of stuff in the backroom (like the Tin Sets and Mace Windu Battlepack) that Target is holding simply for the reset date.  It allows them to "refresh" the toy aisle so that once a month (or so) there is new product out there. 

It happens all the time with other toy lines too, but they are just not as visible as Star Wars.  For example, last month, my Target had the Mattel JLU 6-pack (with exclusive Doomsday) in the backroom for weeks, but they did not stock them until they set up the new DC Comics endcap planogram in mid-October.  If you watch the toy section as a whole, you'll notice that every month there is some kind of reset somewhere on the shelves.

I think the Target planogram dates are just way more visible these days because way more people know and use the DPCI numbers to try to get stuff from the backroom.  Without having those DPCI numbers, you would never know about a "planogram date" - you'd just walk into the store and find new stuff one day.

I think the dates are more visible too because many frustrated store managers come up with the "street date" story as an excuse not to go get stuff.  Despite what those managers say, there is no Target corporate policy against getting something for a customer when asked (if fact, to the contrary they are supposed to do everrything possible to satify a customer with a question).
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Re: Target "Mace Windu's Squadron" Battle Pack
« Reply #157 on: November 1, 2006, 04:35 PM »
Need extra Mace's clones?  PM me.
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Re: Target "Mace Windu's Squadron" Battle Pack
« Reply #158 on: November 1, 2006, 04:53 PM »
I just picked up my set today and all in all, it's one of my all time favorite Battle Packs.
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Re: Target "Mace Windu's Squadron" Battle Pack
« Reply #159 on: November 1, 2006, 06:46 PM »
As I posted on Yakface... typos abound.

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Re: Target "Mace Windu's Squadron" Battle Pack
« Reply #160 on: November 1, 2006, 07:26 PM »
Hasbro is amazing. 
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Re: Target "Mace Windu's Squadron" Battle Pack
« Reply #161 on: November 1, 2006, 07:36 PM »
Hasbro is amazing. 

on the topic of what?
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Re: Target "Mace Windu's Squadron" Battle Pack
« Reply #162 on: November 1, 2006, 10:01 PM »
Yo is what yo is.

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Re: Target "Mace Windu's Squadron" Battle Pack
« Reply #163 on: November 1, 2006, 10:14 PM »
Precisely.  If they needed to spell, communicate or present their material well so it would sell they would have gone out of business a while back.  Lucky for them that kids will get toys with or w/o that nice windows and spelling is not a kid's priority.  Also some collectors will buy anything, so that ensures further profit.
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Re: Target "Mace Windu's Squadron" Battle Pack
« Reply #164 on: November 2, 2006, 12:30 AM »
The picture kept, will remind me...