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TRU "Hoth Patrol" Battle Pack
« on: January 18, 2008, 12:18 AM »
It first showed up at Celebration IV.  Then, at SDCC'07 we found out it was coming in 2008 as an exclusive.

Now, we know "who" picked it up - Toys R Us.  No idea on the "when" just yet, but if it's this far along, it must be sooner rather than later...  ;)




Box full of repacks?  An easy "pass" for me...  ;)
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Re: TRU "Hoth Patrol" Battle Pack
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2008, 12:29 AM »
Well I'm sure kids may wanna get it but I'm sure most collectors have these figures already.
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Re: TRU "Hoth Patrol" Battle Pack
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2008, 12:30 AM »
A VERY uninspired pack.

I suppose if new collectors and kids missed this....

I just don't see kids being into the OT though like they are the PT. So this will be a pegwarming set like the Bantha is in my area.

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Re: TRU "Hoth Patrol" Battle Pack
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2008, 12:34 AM »
Damn... Toys R Us exclusive? That sucks for me... the closest TRU is about 30-40 minutes from my house. Would anyone here be interested in purchasing one of these sets for me, as well as 4 STAP Attack sets? (assuming those are TRU exclusives as well) If you're interested in helping out a fellow collector and making some extra cash for yourself, please PM me and we can work out payment info when these sets come out.

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Re: TRU "Hoth Patrol" Battle Pack
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2008, 07:10 AM »
This is one i can say without a doubt is a big pass. I already have 3 tauntuans and i believe 2 wampas. No need for any more since there is nothing new in that set.
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Re: TRU "Hoth Patrol" Battle Pack
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2008, 08:21 AM »
Definite pass.  The thing I find most interesting is that they call this the 'Hoth Patrol' BP yet the Wampa already has a part of the Tauntan in his hand...  They could have made this the 'Hoth Patrol/Wampa's Cave' BP, and then added the two pieces of 'ice' that allow you to hang Luke upside down.
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Re: TRU "Hoth Patrol" Battle Pack
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2008, 08:55 AM »
Really helps me to decide to stop collecting the packaging with '07.
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Re: TRU "Hoth Patrol" Battle Pack
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2008, 09:07 AM »
I have all of this stuff already too, so a pass from me as well.  I can see that it would be a nice pack for new collectors or kids though, and I'm half tempted just because I want another Taun Taun - but I don't want to pay the likely $25 at TRU just for that.  It makes me wish there wish a mid-size/deluxe line to get these smaller beasts (or mini rigs!) like there used to be :).  It really seems like the beasts (OT in particular) have really been on the backburner lately.  That might be changing this year with this and the Rancor rumors we keep hearing (and the Bantha packs last year too I guess - maybe they haven't been shafted that much :P).
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Re: TRU "Hoth Patrol" Battle Pack
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2008, 09:25 AM »
Another pass here too... but I acknowledge that this, as all battle packs, is an excellent way to get a whole scene of past toys out to new collectors/kids.  I wonder if this Tauntaun is truly Luke's with the shorter horn, or Han's with both intact.
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Re: TRU "Hoth Patrol" Battle Pack
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2008, 09:48 AM »
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      I'll keep an eye out for you on them, I am going to pass on this one myself cause I have everything this one is offering, the Stap set is another story great army builder there. 
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Re: TRU "Hoth Patrol" Battle Pack
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2008, 10:46 AM »
This is an easy pass for someone like me who's been collecting since the beginning of the modern run, but a nice set for newer collectors and the kids.

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Re: TRU "Hoth Patrol" Battle Pack
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2008, 08:19 PM »
Wasn't there going to be a Hoth Han originally included with this? I couldn't load the JD coverage from the comic-con, but I was pretty sure they showed a Han in the set as well.

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Re: TRU "Hoth Patrol" Battle Pack
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2008, 09:05 PM »
I am so excited to not even want a clearance version of this.  hooray!
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Re: TRU "Hoth Patrol" Battle Pack
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2008, 09:44 PM »
I actually want this set. I think those are the only two "beasts" from the POTF era that i am missing.
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Re: TRU "Hoth Patrol" Battle Pack
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2008, 10:14 PM »
As has been said, I'm passing on this set as well.  However, I'm glad to see them use that Wampa, it's one of my favourite creatures in the modern line.