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Re: OT Gentle Giant Busts
« Reply #225 on: November 5, 2004, 12:35 AM »
Yep, caught him too.  But I spend more time over here and I don't look at scouting reports for Canada all that often - too depressing and not much of it around my parts really.  So posting it over here was a huge help.  Now, let's just see if SSW.com comes through. 

P.S. I won't tell your wife if you don't tell mine ;)
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Re: OT Gentle Giant Busts
« Reply #226 on: November 5, 2004, 01:03 AM »
Damn.  I'm too late to the party.  All gone now.

Pretty surprising to see them pop up like this.  Probably gonna piss a whole lot of collectors off who have those already, and make a whole other lotta collectors who don't have them happy as **** (like Dave).

This is kinda like when the Toy Fair Vaders suddenly showed up at the Fan Club, albeit briefly.

Well, should bring the price of the Chrome domes down just a bit anyway, which should help folks like me who still missed out.  Congrats to you cats who got in there on time though.  Nice pick up.

Thanks to Jess for the heads up too!

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Re: OT Gentle Giant Busts
« Reply #227 on: November 5, 2004, 01:22 AM »
Pretty surprising to see them pop up like this.  Probably gonna piss a whole lot of collectors off who have those already, and make a whole other lotta collectors who don't have them happy as **** (like Dave).

I'm one of the happy ones - I never dreamed I'd actually get these.  Like Brent says, that's assuming SWS.com actually delivers.  This is my 1st order with them, and I've heard so many horror stories that I don't actually believe, yet, that they're mine.  Crossing fingers!!

P.S. I won't tell your wife if you don't tell mine ;)

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Re: OT Gentle Giant Busts
« Reply #228 on: November 5, 2004, 08:35 AM »
You know, I'd really LOVE to take all the credit on this, but I must commend habs98 on snowtroopers.ca for giving me the info.   ;)

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Well, like Brent said, I don't check that site, so if you hadn't posted it here, I never would have seen it. And they still list Jango as being In Stock if anyone cares. Vader was alreaedy gone by the time I clicked the link last nite, but all I needed was Jango. I would have happily bought another Vader, and tried to sell it to offset the $225 I spent on the first one though  :-\

But either way, thanks :)

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Re: OT Gentle Giant Busts
« Reply #229 on: November 5, 2004, 03:58 PM »
Chrome Vader & Jango busts are back up, I just ordered a Vader...Woohoo!  Guess will have to wait to see what happens next.

They say they ship Nov 22. 

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Re: OT Gentle Giant Busts
« Reply #230 on: November 5, 2004, 04:00 PM »
Chrome Vader & Jango busts are back up, I just ordered a Vader...Woohoo!  Guess will have to wait to see what happens next.

They say they ship Nov 22. 

Ditto!!   8)

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Re: OT Gentle Giant Busts
« Reply #231 on: November 5, 2004, 04:05 PM »
Just hope it all pans through Matt.  ;D

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Re: OT Gentle Giant Busts
« Reply #232 on: November 5, 2004, 04:11 PM »
Just checked my order history, oh Vader's in there!  8)

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Re: OT Gentle Giant Busts
« Reply #233 on: November 5, 2004, 04:17 PM »
 :o  eBay DARTH VADER Gentle Giant MBNA chrome bust   :o

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Re: OT Gentle Giant Busts
« Reply #234 on: November 5, 2004, 04:34 PM »
$227 US!  That's $270 CDN!  Man, I knew that $50 was a good deal, but yikes!

[Does a happy dance]   ;D

They say they ship Nov 22. 

Thanks for pointing that out - in all the excitement I totally missed that fact.  It's gonna be tough to wait, but I can be patient (if I have to be).
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Re: OT Gentle Giant Busts
« Reply #235 on: November 5, 2004, 07:25 PM »
You've got to wonder where these came from. How in the world did SWS.com just happen to find a few cases of these all of a sudden? And how many did they find?

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Re: OT Gentle Giant Busts
« Reply #236 on: November 5, 2004, 07:27 PM »
Something wierd I just noticed. Last night when I tried to order these, the Vader wasn't showing at all, and Jango was listed as being "in stock". Now, both of them are on the site, and both are showing up as shipping on Nov 22. Odd. I wonder if the Jango I ordered will ship now, or if they don't have any in stock and I have to wait till 11/22. I hope not!! Not that it really matters. It's just gonna sit on my shelf anyway.

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Re: OT Gentle Giant Busts
« Reply #237 on: November 5, 2004, 11:49 PM »
You've got to wonder where these came from. How in the world did SWS.com just happen to find a few cases of these all of a sudden? And how many did they find?

I wonder if there was an agreement between Gentle Giant and the Mastercard people - perhaps it just expired and so the remaining stock went to SWS.com?  Just a guess.  As for how many they found, well I'd love to know that too.

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Re: OT Gentle Giant Busts
« Reply #238 on: November 8, 2004, 10:53 PM »
MBNA wasn't very happy with the arrangement.  People were just signing up for the cards, making the required ammount of purchases, and then cancelling the cards.  It wasn't working for MBNA in terms of customer retention, so they're bailing on the arrangements.  That's probably why the chrome busts wound up on SWS.
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Re: OT Gentle Giant Busts
« Reply #239 on: November 16, 2004, 09:51 AM »
Saw Luke X-Wing at Suncoast, not sure if he was out yet or not but he looked purty