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Re: TRU exclusive Bantha & Rancor?
« Reply #45 on: February 10, 2007, 07:20 AM »
Would be nice if they included a Moisture Vaporator.
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Re: TRU exclusive Bantha & Rancor?
« Reply #46 on: February 10, 2007, 11:43 AM »
I gottch ya Jeff, it's all about the collectors tax. :(
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Re: TRU exclusive Bantha & Rancor?
« Reply #47 on: February 10, 2007, 12:04 PM »
I could see it just coming in a spiffy window box, similar to the Dagobah X-Wing.

Well, the original POTF2 release was pretty much in a spiffy window box, so I don't know how they can really improve on or claim the packaging drove up the price.   :-\

I think I'm with everyone else on this one.  I already have one and, as amazing a piece as it is (especially given the 9 years that have passed since it was first released), I can't see myself getting another one if it's the same item at a higher price.  What realistically could they pack in with it that would make it worth the 45 bucks?  The aforementioned Moisture Vaporator?  Two extra vintage Tuskens in addition to the rider?  A hut?  Clone Trooper in Tusken Raider disguise?  ;D

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Re: TRU exclusive Bantha & Rancor?
« Reply #48 on: February 10, 2007, 12:09 PM »
What realistically could they pack in with it that would make it worth the 45 bucks? 

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Re: TRU exclusive Bantha & Rancor?
« Reply #49 on: February 10, 2007, 05:16 PM »
Sure, today y'all're advocating for a new pack-in to justify the price. But if we do get one, everyone will turn right around and complain that Hasbro is armtwisting them into re-buying the bantha for the new pack-in.

All I'm saying is, you can't have it both ways.
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Re: TRU exclusive Bantha & Rancor?
« Reply #50 on: February 10, 2007, 05:30 PM »
well I don't have the Bantha. But $45 American which would be like $50 or more Canadian ( I'm just throwing a guess) is not worth it. They better be packing in a couple of tuskens and tent. But if they did that it would be more like a BP so they will probably just give us the Bantha and 1 tusken to go with it. :-\ Hasbro will find a way to ***** us over.
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Re: TRU exclusive Bantha & Rancor?
« Reply #51 on: February 11, 2007, 12:44 AM »
I totally agree that the price is high, so it would be nice to see some extra pack-ins like a tent and gear.  I managed to track down one of the POTF2 Banthas a couple years ago and I can't see how they could improve the Bantha itself to "justify" the price increase, so I'd love to see a couple extras to help cushion the blow to my wallet (even though it's normal to see exclusives priced higher).

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Re: TRU exclusive Bantha & Rancor?
« Reply #52 on: February 11, 2007, 09:34 PM »
LAME! >:(

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Re: TRU exclusive Bantha & Rancor?
« Reply #53 on: February 11, 2007, 09:43 PM »
Wait ... what?

Is that the actual POTF2 Bantha, or is it some squished version to fit into a $19.99 Battlepack? ???
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Re: TRU exclusive Bantha & Rancor?
« Reply #54 on: February 11, 2007, 09:46 PM »
From the top it looks like the box is wider.

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Re: TRU exclusive Bantha & Rancor?
« Reply #55 on: February 11, 2007, 09:51 PM »
Yeah, that is the $45 set and not a $20 Battle Pack.  The box is much wider than the Ilum/Felucia packs boxes like Rune said.  Here's another pic:




Nice to see they added in a few more Tuskens to get more for your $45... Looks like the redeco is mainly the saddle being repainted with some new curlier fur.  Since they all seem to be figures I already have though, it's a pass for me. 


Sure, today y'all're advocating for a new pack-in to justify the price. But if we do get one, everyone will turn right around and complain that Hasbro is armtwisting them into re-buying the bantha for the new pack-in.

All I'm saying is, you can't have it both ways.

Actually, you can have it both ways - they are two separate gripes.   Stop trying to ruin our fun, spoilsport.   >:(
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Re: TRU exclusive Bantha & Rancor?
« Reply #56 on: February 11, 2007, 10:00 PM »
I don't think the new fur is an improvement.
POTF2 toy: http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=/potf2/potf2dlxbanthart.jpg
Movie still: http://www.starwars.com/databank/creature/bantha/img/eu_bg.jpg

The new stuff is the wrong color and is too short, making that seam around the eyes very noticeable and very odd looking.
http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=/potf2/potf2dlxbanthahead.jpg

*crosses fingers that this is just a prototype and it will be tweaked a bit before production, or at least ends up looking better in person than in the photos*

Anyway, besides that I think it is a fine set. I think the Tusken choices were good ones--a female, a SA rider, and a less articulated one to just kind of stand there, plus a massiff and the kid. Not to mention the figures on their own originally retailed for upwards of $20, which essentially means you're getting the bantha for just under $25. Not a bad deal really.

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Re: TRU exclusive Bantha & Rancor?
« Reply #57 on: February 11, 2007, 10:00 PM »
At first I wasn't too excited, but this thing looks awesome! Never expected multiple Tuskens...

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Re: TRU exclusive Bantha & Rancor?
« Reply #58 on: February 11, 2007, 10:02 PM »
Hmm, looks a bit too curly, but I like it. I'll pick one up.

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Re: TRU exclusive Bantha & Rancor?
« Reply #59 on: February 11, 2007, 10:55 PM »
Old fur is better... but still a nice set.

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