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Re: TRU Exclusive Endor AT-AT
« Reply #210 on: September 2, 2006, 07:01 PM »
I saw this in the store yesterday. I'm holding off for a little while. I bought the Dagobah X-Wing, but I'm not going to buy some $180 worth of exclusive vehicles in the space of a couple of days. I'm going to wait to buy this AT-AT and the TIE Fighter. I just think that TRU should have spaced these exclusives out a little more.

Boy is that ever true. I wasn't going to get the TIE or AT-AT, but if I was I would be bummed. Toss in a 40 dollar gunship, a 25 dollar battle pack, and you have $245 in TRU exclusives in 4 months time. And we aren't even near a movie or christmas.

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Re: TRU Exclusive Endor AT-AT
« Reply #211 on: September 3, 2006, 10:28 AM »
Plus ones standard monthly purchase of basic figures. That's quite a month.
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Re: TRU Exclusive Endor AT-AT
« Reply #212 on: September 4, 2006, 01:31 PM »
Saw the AT AT at TRU today, $89.99

I plan on seeing these on the shelves for months to come.
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Re: TRU Exclusive Endor AT-AT
« Reply #213 on: September 4, 2006, 02:27 PM »
I bought the X-Wing, but I'm not touching the rest of these unless they're on clearance - and not the 10% off kind of clearance, more like the 75% off kind of clearance.

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« Reply #214 on: September 4, 2006, 04:11 PM »
Same here!
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Re: TRU Exclusive Endor AT-AT
« Reply #215 on: September 5, 2006, 10:38 AM »
Saturday at noon I called up the Lancaster TRU and they said they had 11 AT-ATs and 7 Tie fighters.  By the time I got there they were down to 6 AT-Ats and 5 Ties. I picked up a walker and 2 Ties. The manager said that they've been selling those consistantly.

Waiting for items to go on clearance here is a gamble, we still have Mon Mothmas here they're holding on to for regular price, yet you can get a 12" Bariss Offee for $12 and change. Over here if you want it, you better get it when you see it, because nothing is garunteed to stay. We only got one case of Hunt for Grievous BP months ago.
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Re: TRU Exclusive Endor AT-AT
« Reply #216 on: September 5, 2006, 10:46 AM »

Waiting for items to go on clearance here is a gamble,

I always felt that way toward TRU in general. It seems to take them forever to put stuff on clearance and the items never seem to sit long enough for that.
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Re: TRU Exclusive Endor AT-AT
« Reply #217 on: September 5, 2006, 02:04 PM »
You are right, waiting for clearances is a real gamble. The way they rotate through stock, and appear to be ordering fewer units in general, makes most any item a "buy it while you can" type of thing- if it is something you want.

Plus when/if they do hit clearance, they move really fast. Those Target skirmish battle packs were scooped up in a heartbeat around here once they hit the 50% +  off mark.

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Re: TRU Exclusive Endor AT-AT
« Reply #218 on: September 24, 2006, 07:33 AM »
I picked up the last walker at my TRU.It looks great!
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Re: TRU Exclusive Endor AT-AT
« Reply #219 on: September 24, 2006, 10:32 AM »
I picked up the last walker at my TRU.It looks great!

I think it looks about as bad as it possibly could.  Hasbro insists on using the same mold they used when I bought the thing in 1980.  If they were still making figures the way they made them in 1980, would you buy them? 

It's time for Hasbro to just admit that 26 years later, we've made some advances.  How many times did they issue us that stupid ill-scaled TIE fighter with that classic "bowling ball attached to 2 Flinstone's wheels" look?  From 1977 to 2004.

Figures have come a long way in that time span, the vehicles should have as well.

To me, the AT-AT looks downright stupid.  The head is too big.  The body is too small.  The snowspeeder and TIE fighter are now 1/2 the size of the AT-AT.  The snowspeeder looks positively ridiculous next to the AT-AT.  The small die cast action fleet snowspeeder next to Hasbro's AT-AT is the correct scale.

Sometimes I think I'm too critical of detail as a by-product of my professional work, that's just how I've been trained.  But this vehicle is just grossly out of whack.  It looks awful.

They are piling up in my TRU to boot, doesn't look like they have sold one yet.

We got that TIE fighter about 5 or 6 times before Hasbro finally admitted that the wings were grossly the wrong scale, and now they fixed it.  The previous 6 versions?  They're fit for the trash now.

I just wish they'd stop giving is the same old vehicle bull**** from when Reagan was in office, admit the scale sucks like they did with the TIE (and X-Wing i guess), and correct it.  Just fix it.
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Re: TRU Exclusive Endor AT-AT
« Reply #220 on: September 24, 2006, 02:15 PM »
My son got the new AT-AT for his birthday from wife's friend.  It was the hit of the year!  He has yet to let the thing out of his sight.

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Re: TRU Exclusive Endor AT-AT
« Reply #221 on: September 24, 2006, 05:10 PM »
On TRU.com you can get them for $60.  Of course that is if you buy 2 for 3. :-X
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Re: TRU Exclusive Endor AT-AT
« Reply #222 on: September 24, 2006, 05:18 PM »
Really? That's sorta cool.
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Re: TRU Exclusive Endor AT-AT
« Reply #223 on: September 24, 2006, 05:28 PM »
I am stll thiking about it.
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Re: TRU Exclusive Endor AT-AT
« Reply #224 on: September 24, 2006, 07:14 PM »
Thiking?  ;)
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