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Will you get the KBToys Imperial Shuttle?
« on: June 5, 2003, 04:14 PM »
I kept my word and said I'd never buy that Shuttle from FAO, but I never said I wouldn't buy it from KB's...   ;)... The price is still ridiculously high, but who else is actually considering buying this thing if/when they see it in KB's?



I suppose there's a chance, small chance, that the price tag may be dropped down... If I saw this thing for $50, I'd definately get it. I'm still unsure if I would shell out the current asking price, though.

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Re: Will you get the KBToys Imperial Shuttle?
« Reply #1 on: June 5, 2003, 04:48 PM »
I'm thinking about it, for sure...

I never liked the thought of buying a ship that huge to be shipped to me in the mail, but if one shows up at my local toy store, I don't know if I can resist the urge to take it home with me (it'll depend what my wallet says at the time, I'm sure).
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Re: Will you get the KBToys Imperial Shuttle?
« Reply #2 on: June 5, 2003, 05:49 PM »
It would have to be somewhere between $40 and $50 for me to say yes yes yes...I don't collect all of the vehicles only ones that are exciting to me...this is exciting, but not for that price...

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Re: Will you get the KBToys Imperial Shuttle?
« Reply #3 on: June 5, 2003, 06:20 PM »
I've had the Vintage one since its release and am happy enough with it. The paint app on the new one looks pretty crappy to me. What's with the grey "shadows" on its (unpictured) right side? Since when was an Imperial Shuttle two-tone? I don't get it.

So, uh... no.
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Re: Will you get the KBToys Imperial Shuttle?
« Reply #4 on: June 5, 2003, 07:30 PM »
I sold my vintage one after I got this version.

It's just THAT good IMHO.

If you don't have it yet, I highly recommend you pick it up. VERY cool looking. Plus it's huge.

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Re: Will you get the KBToys Imperial Shuttle?
« Reply #5 on: June 5, 2003, 07:40 PM »
What is the retail price tag on it? If I can score it under $100 at a KB in person I'd like to get one.

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Re: Will you get the KBToys Imperial Shuttle?
« Reply #6 on: June 5, 2003, 07:46 PM »
very simply.....

i'll do it.
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i'd love a shuttle at a decent price. plus i hate FAO with more passion than i give my wife...

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Re: Will you get the KBToys Imperial Shuttle?
« Reply #7 on: June 5, 2003, 08:24 PM »
What is the retail price tag on it? If I can score it under $100 at a KB in person I'd like to get one.

Looks like it'll be $99.99, based on the price at their website here.  $15 surcharge for the online orders (due to the size), but if they do show up in the actual KB stores, and you can save on this surcharge, and the shipping fees, that's not too bad.  Still pretty pricey though, of course, but better than FAO's price!

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Re: Will you get the KBToys Imperial Shuttle?
« Reply #8 on: June 5, 2003, 08:59 PM »
Keep in mind that from time to time, they have those great sales...and for SOME people, they continue to honor the Kaybee Toy Club 20% off cards (find a nice cashier).

You could potentially get it for 80!
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Re: Will you get the KBToys Imperial Shuttle?
« Reply #9 on: June 5, 2003, 09:39 PM »
I would like to get it but not for $100.  I think I'll wait to see if it goes down in price.
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Re: Will you get the KBToys Imperial Shuttle?
« Reply #10 on: June 5, 2003, 10:11 PM »
Yeah, with the size and price, I expect this one to be a big shelfwarmer. I'm going to wait until it goes down.

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Re: Will you get the KBToys Imperial Shuttle?
« Reply #11 on: June 5, 2003, 10:19 PM »
Yeah, with the size and price, I expect this one to be a big shelfwarmer. I'm going to wait until it goes down.

Hey, welcome to the JD party Slave!  You should swing by the newbie forum and say hey to the gang!  I'm sure most everyone here already knows you, but we'll give you a nice warm welcome over there anyways!  ;)

Entertainment Earth has had the Shuttle up on their site for a while now as well (for pre-order).  It'll run you a little more at $110 though....  I'm sure there'll be some lucky folks around the country who score these things at some real nice KB sale prices, but you just never know...

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Re: Will you get the KBToys Imperial Shuttle?
« Reply #12 on: June 6, 2003, 02:40 AM »
Well if I can score one at a KB store I'll get it. But since the nearest one never gets the exclusives I'll probably never get it.
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Re: Will you get the KBToys Imperial Shuttle?
« Reply #13 on: June 6, 2003, 09:29 AM »
Well I already have the vintage & the new one so I don't think I will get another one.
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Re: Will you get the KBToys Imperial Shuttle?
« Reply #14 on: June 6, 2003, 01:38 PM »
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Yeah, with the size and price, I expect this one to be a big shelfwarmer. I'm going to wait until it goes down.

You know, 6 months ago when this was an exclusive...I would have said you're nuts, but now that it's finally going to Kaybee....you may be rewarded for waiting if it warms the shelves.

Then again, it may sell out quickly.  

I suppose it's anyone's guess these days.
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