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TRU Arena Encounter Battle Pack
« on: February 25, 2007, 02:52 PM »
Rumors, again: http://www.rebelscum.com/story/front/Rebelspy_Report_103892.asp
$60 bucks?! Unless it includes something new & awesome, pass. My bets are that'll it include the 3 creatures that were sent to kill Padme, Anakin & Obi, but 60 BUCKS! Damn.
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Re: TRU Exclusive Geonosis Creature Pack
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2007, 03:35 PM »
Yeah, that's my guess too.  Maybe some columns and Obi, Ani, and Padme.  Big time pass.

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Re: TRU Exclusive Geonosis Creature Pack
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2007, 03:42 PM »
I maybe a pass for me too.  I mean I don't have the Acklay, but I can get it for under $30 dollars. I will buy the pack if it comes with the columns, Anakin, Obi, and Padme and the Picardor with the Carriage thing.
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Re: TRU Exclusive Geonosis Creature Pack
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2007, 03:56 PM »
I kind of wonder if they may just throw in the Eopie?  I know it's not Geonisis...but what the heck?  They are going to have to put something attractive in there to get $60 out of people.  I would guess anyway? 

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Re: TRU Exclusive Geonosis Creature Pack
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2007, 04:07 PM »
I would be very upset if they did that.  Which of course means they will.   ;)

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Re: TRU Exclusive Geonosis Creature Pack
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2007, 04:14 PM »
I suppose it will be the Acklay, Reek, Nexu, and some random old stuff in a pretty box. If that's so, big pass.
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Re: TRU Exclusive Geonosis Creature Pack
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2007, 10:52 PM »
Well it'd be nifty if we got an orray and a geonosian to ride atop with those butt zapper pole thingies.  Some nice tall columns.

Without anything new, this is actually $10 more than we paid for the Reek, Acklay, and Nexu the first time around.

If I remember correctly, the Acklay was kinda hard to find for some people.  I think I only saw it once myself.  Maybe twice.

I need more information before I praise or condemn this set.
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Re: TRU Exclusive Geonosis Creature Pack
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2007, 11:03 PM »
Yeah, original retail for the three creatures was $50, so $60 isn't quite as exorbitant as it sounds at first. (Of course, secondary market value is entirely different....)

And I imagine they will throw in a column and some random odds and ends. Perhaps a Geo warrior or Arena Padme.
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Re: TRU Exclusive Geonosis Creature Pack
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2007, 11:19 PM »
I swear, if they put an all-new Orray in there, I'm gonna give up Star Wars!!
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Re: TRU Exclusive Geonosis Creature Pack
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2007, 03:15 AM »
Count me in the crew that, if it were plenty of new stuff mixed with an Ackley I'd consider it...  Without pics this is the kind of thing that's all speculation though unlike the ships...  You know what you'll probably get there.  Here though they have some options.

I really REALLY hope the Eopie isn't in this though...  I want a straight re-release of that entire set in a battlepack more than getting it slipped in with some other beasts, just cuz they can.  That'd bite the big one.

And given what you can find the 3 beasties from the arena selling for at a toy show...  Well, if it's just them and some random other arena junk, this is an easy pass but could really appeal to kids...  well, the stuff, not the price.
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Re: TRU Exclusive Geonosis Creature Pack
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2007, 09:26 AM »
It's stuff like this that could put me on the edge. It's gonna have to be better than decent for me to want to get one.
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Re: TRU Exclusive Geonosis Creature Pack
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2007, 09:28 AM »
I might be the only one who actually buys this as I never bought the creatures when they were first released.

I want the new Y-Wing too.

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Re: TRU Exclusive Geonosis Creature Pack
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2007, 09:55 AM »
I never once saw an Acklay at retail during the AOTC days (like many, I think), but honestly at this point I don't know if I care anymore.  As display space is quickly narrowing, I'm starting to lean more towards OT-only with vehicles and beasts (with some exceptions), so I doubt I would pick this up if this rumor is true.  I'm guessing on a 3 pack of the three beasties (Reek, Acklay, Nexu), and who knows if they will throw something else in there.  You would think they would have to for that pricepoint.  I think the Reek and Nexu were priced around $10 (and were clearanced in many places), and the Acklay was what, $15 or $20?  Something doesn't quite add up, but you never know with exclusive stuff.  Either way, a likely pass for me on these.

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Re: TRU Exclusive Geonosis Creature Pack
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2007, 01:06 PM »
it really all depends on what is included
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Re: TRU Exclusive Geonosis Creature Pack
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2007, 03:36 PM »
 :o :o :o :o >:( 60 bucks!!! it better be very cool! or TRU is going to have a lot of marked down items if they don't sell. :P
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