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K-Mart Exclusive 30th Anniversary Tins
« on: September 24, 2007, 12:44 PM »
Tin Sets

JI has some info about new tins. I broke down and got the original 7 basically just for the tins, I guess I will probably do the same and get these. My guess is there will be 6 all together not just the 3 new ones they are showing.
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Re: New 30th Anniversary Tins
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2007, 12:53 PM »
Hasbro showed those at their panel at CE

They said then that there was nothing new planned for these sets (figures and tins will just be repacks) and they mentioned that there would only be these three.




From the looks of the new pictures, that seems to still be the case.

While they will be a TRU exclusive in the UK, they were not sure where they would show up in the USA...  edit:  I see that RS is saying they will be a K-Mart exclusive here in the USA this fall.
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Re: New 30th Anniversary Tins
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2007, 12:55 PM »
I have no memory of hearing about these. Oh well.
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Re: New 30th Anniversary Tins
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2007, 12:59 PM »
Yeah, Celebration Europe flew under a lot of people's radar since almost none of the sites covered it...

I think RS may have been the only site of the "big 4" that went to the show and these tins full of repacks weren't exactly buzzworthy I guess.  :-\
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Re: New 30th Anniversary Tins
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2007, 01:13 PM »
Does k-mart even exist anywhere anymore? Certainly none around here.
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Re: New 30th Anniversary Tins
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2007, 01:14 PM »
A non-buy, no thanks ::)

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Re: New 30th Anniversary Tins
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2007, 01:16 PM »
Does k-mart even exist anywhere anymore? Certainly none around here.

Yes, though they are severely reduced they exist. I have 2 in my area. I believe anything sold as Kmart exclusive will likely be available at 'Sears Essentials' stores as well.

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Re: New 30th Anniversary Tins
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2007, 02:45 PM »
Super easy pass on these for me, unless I find them dirt cheap on clearance.

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Re: New 30th Anniversary Tins
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2007, 02:56 PM »
Does k-mart even exist anywhere anymore? Certainly none around here.

Actually in the east, KM's still a common name.  Around Pittsburgh, and just around me in general, I have 2 within a 15 or 20 minute drive...  3 if you cound the Sears Grand at the mall too which has a toy department very similar to any K-Mart.

Of late, KM's have been getting wave 4 and 5 in actually, but they charge more usually so, like KB toys, they're off your radar till a sale.

I found ROTS figures there first though, as did most people who have KM's near them, long before any other retailer put them out.  I think I even posted a story on it on our front page at the time.  And the Cantina sets they had languished on the shelves forever till heavy markdowns.  Same with their battlepacks like the Jedi Temple Assault.

They were also one of the only stores around me that got the Prequal tins in, in any quantity. 

Like I said though, KM's big in the North/East part of the country still, not in the South or West though.  Bear in mind though that out here Target's and WM's are usually more spread out as well, in most areas, and thus the competition is not quite what other areas have.  I have to drive a minimum 20 minutes to get to any WM, and 40 or so to get to Target.
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Re: New 30th Anniversary Tins
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2007, 03:42 PM »
I can think of 5 Kmarts that are still in the STL area, all within a 30 mile radius.  At least two of them went under a few years ago, so at one time there were 7-8 within relative driving distance from my house.

Kmart sometimes is where I find figures first; for a new line anyway.  I got my first ROTS batch from them about two weeks before the official launch date, found TAC Wave 1 there several weeks before they were anywhere else, and scored my first new GI JOE figures there as well.

I don't spend too much time going out of my way to hit Kmart stores though.  They're still overall one of the worst places for me to find anything as they seem to stock their Star Wars stuff only once every few months.

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Re: New 30th Anniversary Tins
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2007, 04:05 PM »
Definite pass on all 3 unless they hit a $10 or less clearance.
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Re: New 30th Anniversary Tins
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2007, 04:33 PM »
I haven't seen anything in them yet that is of any use to me - thankfully.

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Re: New 30th Anniversary Tins
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2007, 05:10 PM »
God, I hope the tins didn't change at least.
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Re: New 30th Anniversary Tins
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2007, 05:56 PM »
These are easy passes for me. I passed on the first ones too. Nothing new in these three to get me to bite.
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Re: New 30th Anniversary Tins
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2007, 12:24 AM »
I'd consider the one mock-up shown in the convention pic up there, but not the ones reported.  Easy pass, but decent idea for the general toy-buying public.
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