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Re: 30th Anniversary Wave 1 - Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #90 on: September 29, 2006, 12:19 PM »
1 SBD per case but 2 Kenobis & Artoos WTF?

Obi and R2 as 2 per case.  Messed. Up.

Why Kenobi 2? The SBD should be x 2! :(


Why are you guys so surprised that Obi-Wan and R2 are 2x per case?  Have you not been paying attention to the last 10+ years of Hasbro case packs?   ???

Why Kenobi and not SBD?  Because that's how it works with Hasbro, main characters will almost always get packed at a higher ratio than the secondary characters.   There is a much higher likelihood that Grandmas and Moms in the toy aisle to buy a gift for little Johnny will recognize Kenobi or R2-D2, but little chance they would recognize the Lava Miner. 

In a perfect world for collectors, sure it'd be nice if they were only 1x per case to make room for more Army builders, but the case has to be a reflection of Collectors (2x Galactic Marine and 2x Airborne Trooper) and Kids (2x Kenobi and 2x R2).
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Re: 30th Anniversary Wave 1 - Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #91 on: September 29, 2006, 10:52 PM »
Because SBD blow bigtime.  Just kidding.  Well sort of.  I think the SBD's suck but you army builders need them so hopefully the 2X works well.  To be honest they have been selling the Kenobi pretty well all 3 times they have released it.  I don't see that many ever sitting on the pegs. 

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Re: 30th Anniversary Wave 1 - Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #92 on: September 30, 2006, 09:02 AM »
Still, most kids like jedi w/ sabers. Obi dosen't have saber this time.
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Re: 30th Anniversary Wave 1 - Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #93 on: September 30, 2006, 10:41 AM »
Kenobi has joined R2, Yoda, Chewie, Vader and Luke as a Star Wars figure that will always sell. 
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Re: 30th Anniversary Wave 1 - Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #94 on: September 30, 2006, 11:47 AM »

According to the Target folks I know, the 2007 basic figures have a whole separate DPCI number than Coin Album Vader does.  That means they are on completely different order schedules and a surplus of one shouldn't keep the other from being ordered...

Good to know. :D

Regarding a potential price increase: Aaaargghhhhhhhh!
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Re: 30th Anniversary Wave 1 - Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #95 on: September 30, 2006, 12:57 PM »
Still, most kids like jedi w/ sabers. Obi dosen't have saber this time.

True.

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Re: 30th Anniversary Wave 1 - Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #96 on: September 30, 2006, 01:24 PM »
Regarding a potential price increase: Aaaargghhhhhhhh!

The price will be $6.99, at least at Target.

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Re: 30th Anniversary Wave 1 - Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #97 on: September 30, 2006, 01:30 PM »
Kenobi has joined R2, Yoda, Chewie, Vader and Luke as a Star Wars figure that will always sell. 
Yoda, R2, Chewie & Vaders are pegwarming this year though. :p You also forgot clone/Emp troopers too.
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Re: 30th Anniversary Wave 1 - Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #98 on: October 5, 2006, 02:12 PM »
Hasbro has updated with the official announcement on this wave...

- one interesting new note, confirmation that R2-D2 and the Super Battle Droid do, in fact, combine together...




I still like this R2-D2, even if he is all yellow and scene specific.  I've got dozens of other "netural" R2's, so I have no problem with this one (since this is how I'd probably display it anyway)...  of course, I'd still like a nice neutral "sneak preview sculpt" R2.   ;)
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Re: 30th Anniversary Wave 1 - Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #99 on: October 5, 2006, 02:45 PM »
That's some pretty piss poor composite work by Big H. Artoo look a bit small compared to the SBD
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Re: 30th Anniversary Wave 1 - Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #100 on: October 5, 2006, 03:37 PM »
I still like this R2-D2, even if he is all yellow and scene specific.  I've got dozens of other "netural" R2's, so I have no problem with this one (since this is how I'd probably display it anyway)...  of course, I'd still like a nice neutral "sneak preview sculpt" R2.   ;)

I don't mind this Artoo, as long as it's not the R4-G9 version they mentioned earlier.  But I have a feeling that it is, and that's what irks me about it.  Here's the Artoo paint job on the great new astromech sculpt like everybody's been wanting, but he's gonna come with this goofy-ass, urine-colored paint job, which means he's really only displayable in this one scene.  So the people who just want a clean Artoo on the new sculpt which can be displayed for any of the movies will just have to keep waiting.

It's just another example of Hasbro intentionally crippling or holding out on ultimate versions of core characters in order to string collectors along and to keep them always buying the "next-best" versions of their favorites.  Sure, they'll do an ultimate version of a core character every once in a while, but more often than not, they don't. . .

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Re: 30th Anniversary Wave 1 - Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #101 on: October 5, 2006, 04:29 PM »
It's very telling that Hasbro has picks of the firts MqQaurrie Trooper up, but not the 2007 repaint...

But then again, why should they bother when sites likes this do it for free?
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Re: 30th Anniversary Wave 1 - Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #102 on: October 5, 2006, 04:41 PM »
And they didn't put up a pic of Obi-Wan.

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Re: 30th Anniversary Wave 1 - Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #103 on: October 5, 2006, 04:43 PM »
And they didn't put up a pic of Obi-Wan.

Sure looks to me like they put up an Obi-Wan pic...  ???

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Re: 30th Anniversary Wave 1 - Revenge of the Sith
« Reply #104 on: October 5, 2006, 04:48 PM »
Weird, I don't see it on the page.
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