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Re: Wal-Mart "Treachery on Saleucami" Battle Pack
« Reply #135 on: April 9, 2007, 09:17 AM »
That's kind of how things are at our local store as well.  The 7" Unleashed exclusive, the coin albums, and the Treachery packs have been floating between different areas in the toy department.  It does look as if the Treachery packs are now sold out at our local store, although there are plenty of coin albums left (they were sharing an endcap).

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Re: Wal-Mart "Treachery on Saleucami" Battle Pack
« Reply #136 on: April 9, 2007, 01:31 PM »
Okay I love this set.

I went back to Walmart this morning before work and picked up a 3rd set.  I want a nice little 9 man squad of these guys, and I'm going to stop at 3 sets.  But what I plan to do now is cast 5 regular Neyo heads without binocs (impression with alginate, plumber's epoxy resin casts) then fit the heads on clone 41 bodies (God knows I have enough of those) and then just paint the symbols on them.

I'll post these regular troops in my customs thread with some other work I've done lately like Cody, Kashyyyk Clone, and Super Battle Droid (accurate head/shoulder sculpt).
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Re: Wal-Mart "Treachery on Saleucami" Battle Pack
« Reply #137 on: April 9, 2007, 03:52 PM »
Okay I love this set.

I went back to Walmart this morning before work and picked up a 3rd set.  I want a nice little 9 man squad of these guys, and I'm going to stop at 3 sets.  But what I plan to do now is cast 5 regular Neyo heads without binocs (impression with alginate, plumber's epoxy resin casts) then fit the heads on clone 41 bodies (God knows I have enough of those) and then just paint the symbols on them.

I'll post these regular troops in my customs thread with some other work I've done lately like Cody, Kashyyyk Clone, and Super Battle Droid (accurate head/shoulder sculpt).

Put me down for some of those Neyo -binocs casted heads, doubt I'll find these as I still haven't found that Barney Astro of Mace's and even if I did find Neyo I couldn't justify all those bikes.
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Re: Wal-Mart "Treachery on Saleucami" Battle Pack
« Reply #138 on: April 10, 2007, 09:47 AM »
I don't get it, one of my stores has been showing these in stock (26 of them) for more than a week, yet they won't put them out.
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Re: Wal-Mart "Treachery on Saleucami" Battle Pack
« Reply #139 on: April 10, 2007, 02:58 PM »
I found out that the WalMart that I live closest to was cleaned out of this battle pack. Specifically by the scalpers of ToyWiz.com.  Oh, and look at what they're re-selling them for?  It's only $40.  That's mighty white of them and their runner, carnifexold1eye, who runs around scooping up pieces like this.  You also have to love that they're selling the Order 66 packs for as much as 4 x retail.  Scumbags.
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Re: Wal-Mart "Treachery on Saleucami" Battle Pack
« Reply #140 on: April 10, 2007, 04:50 PM »
I found out that the WalMart that I live closest to was cleaned out of this battle pack. Specifically by the scalpers of ToyWiz.com.  Oh, and look at what they're re-selling them for?  It's only $40.  That's mighty white of them and their runner, carnifexold1eye, who runs around scooping up pieces like this.  You also have to love that they're selling the Order 66 packs for as much as 4 x retail.  Scumbags.

Wow. How shady. I subscribe to their email newsletter, but have never bought anything from them because they are so damn overpriced.  They give little 5% discount codes with each email, but it really is nothing considering how expensive their stuff is.

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Re: Wal-Mart "Treachery on Saleucami" Battle Pack
« Reply #141 on: April 11, 2007, 09:53 AM »
I don't get it, one of my stores has been showing these in stock (26 of them) for more than a week, yet they won't put them out.

Okay, they put something out randomly yesterday. My buddy called to tell me that he found one of the 26. ???
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Re: Wal-Mart "Treachery on Saleucami" Battle Pack
« Reply #142 on: April 11, 2007, 04:25 PM »
I don't get it, one of my stores has been showing these in stock (26 of them) for more than a week, yet they won't put them out.

Okay, they put something out randomly yesterday. My buddy called to tell me that he found one of the 26. ???

The employees or a scalper probably left with the other 25.
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Re: Wal-Mart "Treachery on Saleucami" Battle Pack
« Reply #143 on: April 11, 2007, 05:05 PM »
Ok. I finally found one of these. The problem is someone grabbed the clones out of it!!!!  :o

All that was left in the box was two bikes! >:(
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Re: Wal-Mart "Treachery on Saleucami" Battle Pack
« Reply #144 on: April 11, 2007, 05:56 PM »
I'm reading a LOT of that Paul but not seen it in my area so far.

Also around me, they're all gone...  No WM's seem to have them now.  They sold through real fast.  Film clone, $20 pack with 2 bikes and 2 figures...  I guess it was inevitable.
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Re: Wal-Mart "Treachery on Saleucami" Battle Pack
« Reply #145 on: April 16, 2007, 09:10 PM »
I apologize if this has already been posted, but I've been sifting through all of the Treachery at Saleucami threads and I haven't found an answer to my question yet. So here it goes.

Today at Walmart, I went to purchase one. There were five available and all of them look untampered and complete. Upon closer inspection, I noticed that all five packs did not have Commander Neyo. Instead, they had another Saleucami clone with the red visor. There were two clones, but the visored ones. The back of the box says that it should include a Neyo. The clones still were in their plastic supports, the thin clear plastic string was still tied around their hands and the tape did not look like it had been removed or torn in anyway. Plus, the case had recently been put out.

Is this a shipping and packaging mistake? I find it hard to believe that all five battlepacks were purchased and the commander neyo plucked out, replaced with another Saleucami clone, hands carefully retied to the bike etc... I'm not sure if scalpers did this. Is there a number I can call at Hasbro to figure out what happened? Has anyone else encountered this in their hunts?

Thanks for reading and I look forward to hearing what you guys think.

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Re: Wal-Mart "Treachery on Saleucami" Battle Pack
« Reply #146 on: April 16, 2007, 09:14 PM »
I think someone bought 10, took the visorless clones out, made 5 packages of purely visored clones, and returned them.
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Re: Wal-Mart "Treachery on Saleucami" Battle Pack
« Reply #147 on: April 16, 2007, 09:49 PM »
thanks for the heads up! The more I read about what people do, the more amazed I am at some folks...

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Re: Wal-Mart "Treachery on Saleucami" Battle Pack
« Reply #148 on: April 16, 2007, 10:22 PM »
I can't believe that whoever did that did it in-store or else there is a nice little corner where no employee ever goes to where scammers can do that... Those things are packed like Fort Knox. It was a pain trying to remove one bike and Neyo. Of course, I didn't use a knife, so that would definitely help speed it up.

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Re: Wal-Mart "Treachery on Saleucami" Battle Pack
« Reply #149 on: April 17, 2007, 12:57 AM »
Yeah, I didn't buy this set, but I have enough trouble getting figures out of their plastic prisons as it is--I can't imagine how people are able to pull off this sort of thing.
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