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30th Anniversary Collection = Delayed
« on: December 15, 2006, 02:34 PM »
Hasbro sent along a little 30th Anniversary Collection Update as part of this week's Q&A:

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Due to unavoidable production delays, the first waves of Star Wars 30th Anniversary basic figures for 2007 will be delayed until March. We are looking at every way to get the figures in earlier, but fans should not expect to find them on shelf on 1/1 as we were hoping. We expect subsequent waves beyond the first to be on schedule shortly thereafter. We'll keep everyone updated as needed, but please be patient. Thanks!


Looks like we'll be seeing the Final 22 repack waves for a while...  :-\

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30th Anniversary Collection = Delayed
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2006, 03:51 PM »
Hasbro sent along a little 30th Anniversary Collection Update as part of this week's Q&A:

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Due to unavoidable production delays, the first waves of Star Wars 30th Anniversary basic figures for 2007 will be delayed until March. We are looking at every way to get the figures in earlier, but fans should not expect to find them on shelf on 1/1 as we were hoping. We expect subsequent waves beyond the first to be on schedule shortly thereafter. We'll keep everyone updated as needed, but please be patient. Thanks!


Looks like we'll be seeing the Final 22 repack waves for a while...  :-\

This is quite a disappointment since I've really been looking forward to the 30th Anniversary waves. I guess the positive side is that the pocket book will not be taking a hit right away.

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30th Anniversary Collection = Delayed
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2006, 05:25 PM »
I'm happy with the delay.  My bank account will definatly enjoy a 2-3 month break  :)
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30AC Delayed
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2006, 08:44 PM »
I dunno, the news just bugs me. I couldnt wait to get my hands on some Galactic Marines in January. I was counting the days. And I hope this doesnt push back release of other waves. Not a big gripe, considering that this MOC completist has more time to finish off the TSC , but, just a bummer.  :(
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Re: 30AC Delayed
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2006, 08:45 PM »
Two words: Woo hooo!
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Re: 30th Anniversary Collection = Delayed
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2006, 10:05 PM »
I bet the "delay" is that Hasbro is sitting on cases and cases of Endor/Naboo/Tattoine waves, and the Final 22 and they need a few months to clear them out.
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Re: 30th Anniversary Collection = Delayed
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2006, 11:37 PM »
Put me down as one the relieved:D

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Re: 30th Anniversary Collection = Delayed
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2006, 01:33 AM »
This is actually somewhat welcome news.  Especially since Gentle Giant is hitting collectors of their lines with quite a bit of product in December alone.  I can allocate more of my budget to GG and hold off on Hasbro for a while now.
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Re: 30th Anniversary Collection = Delayed
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2006, 12:13 PM »
very true, nicklab. a break from hasbro may be nice for a little while. i may even just collect some more galactic heroes while i wait.
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Re: 30th Anniversary Collection = Delayed
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2006, 12:44 PM »
Yes & no. No because I wanted the 30th A figures soon. Yes because I' catch up on the Enbooine wave & the last 3 waves. PLus this years troopers.
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« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2006, 02:33 PM »
does this mean Hasbro can be nice and send some of the last 22 to canada ::)

and about the delay...what is it till MArch 1st? good...right on time for my birthday :)
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Re: 30th Anniversary Collection = Delayed
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2006, 05:01 PM »
Good.  I will probably need the 3 months just to find 2 of each army builder I want...maybe.

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« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2006, 12:36 AM »
While I'll enjoy being able to save money for the new figures and/or catch up on the Final 22, I could have sworn Hasbro already stated somewhere that the 30AC wouldn't begin shipping until March/April. Ah well, doesn't really matter now.

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« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2006, 02:19 AM »
Of course this means absolutely nothing will be on the pegs... ::) If we're lucky we'll finally see Naboo wave. :D
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Re: 30th Anniversary Collection = Delayed
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2006, 10:13 AM »
I could have sworn Hasbro already stated somewhere that the 30AC wouldn't begin shipping until March/April.

They made an official announcement a while back that both lines would be shipping concurrently until March/April. This recent announcement of delay is the first I've heard of a delay.
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