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Re: TRU "Disturbance at Lars Homestead" Battle Pack
« Reply #135 on: July 25, 2008, 08:21 AM »
Man, that thing's uuuugly.  They're much cuter in the Star Wars Lego game.  Now I don't feel so bad about Luke targeting them in his T-16.
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Re: TRU "Disturbance at Lars Homestead" Battle Pack
« Reply #136 on: July 25, 2008, 10:20 AM »
They may be ugly but they sure are good eat'n!

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Re: TRU "Disturbance at Lars Homestead" Battle Pack
« Reply #137 on: July 25, 2008, 11:49 PM »
I never thought that was a womp rat. I thought they were smaller? It is cool they offered something different in this set. Would have been really cool to get a better Owen and Beru though. I'll be getting this when I see it. I really like the homestead.
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Re: TRU "Disturbance at Lars Homestead" Battle Pack
« Reply #138 on: July 26, 2008, 02:24 AM »
I never thought that was a womp rat. I thought they were smaller?

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Re: TRU "Disturbance at Lars Homestead" Battle Pack
« Reply #139 on: July 28, 2008, 10:10 AM »
I feel like we're being abused with these sets, especially this one. The playset part is really, really cheep to make, probably about as cheep as a basic figure, and the others are just repacks which are even cheeper for Hasbro to produce. Realistically, I would guess that the true retail value of this set should be $25. Everything over that is abuse.
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Re: TRU "Disturbance at Lars Homestead" Battle Pack
« Reply #140 on: July 28, 2008, 11:42 AM »
It's definitely overpriced.  That's the price we have to pay for this being a TRU exclusive.  This would probably be $15 or so cheaper at Target (they just overprice the "single figure" exclusives it seems).

$35 or $50... if you're willing to pay $35 or so, then I'd think $50 is doable too.  That's just the price of two figures extra.  Yeah, it's overpriced, but if one wants something that bad, especially considering the thousands of dollars we've already dropped on this line, then I don't see why $15 would stand between adding something this unique into one's collection.

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Re: TRU "Disturbance at Lars Homestead" Battle Pack
« Reply #141 on: July 28, 2008, 11:59 AM »
I can't really tell what I'm going to do on this set yet.

It looks like a really nice, well scaled/sculpted house, but is it over-priced at $50?  I really have no idea until I have it in my hands and can check it out in person.  Pictures are great, but there is nothing like holding something in your own hands and looking it over yourself. 

$50 is a lot, but TRU has been running a lot of "Spend $x, Get $x off" type coupons that can soften the blow a bit...
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Re: TRU "Disturbance at Lars Homestead" Battle Pack
« Reply #142 on: July 28, 2008, 02:05 PM »
$50 is a lot, but I don't buy a lot of big items, so I may consider purchasing this.

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Re: TRU "Disturbance at Lars Homestead" Battle Pack
« Reply #143 on: July 28, 2008, 02:35 PM »
It looks like a really nice, well scaled/sculpted house, but is it over-priced at $50?  I really have no idea until I have it in my hands and can check it out in person.  Pictures are great, but there is nothing like holding something in your own hands and looking it over yourself. 

$50 is a lot, but TRU has been running a lot of "Spend $x, Get $x off" type coupons that can soften the blow a bit...

Very good points Jeff.

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Re: TRU "Disturbance at Lars Homestead" Battle Pack
« Reply #144 on: July 28, 2008, 05:07 PM »
I just can't believe we are looking at those sculpts for the Lars. I love the idea of props/playsets, but that doesn't mean they can't find a way to make them bad.

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Re: TRU "Disturbance at Lars Homestead" Battle Pack
« Reply #145 on: July 28, 2008, 05:19 PM »
2 meters

Why, that's no bigger than a womp rat!

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Re: TRU "Disturbance at Lars Homestead" Battle Pack
« Reply #146 on: July 28, 2008, 06:06 PM »
I guess it's a good thing for business that it went to TRU and not Target, otherwise it'd be 75% off in under 45 days.   It's just so... so... geez.  I like the Womp Rat, and I like the house, but in this configuration it seems like Toys "R" Us could choke on it unless it's part of an elaborate holiday promotion.  I'll be buying one, of course. 

I really hope it does well so other fun bits of scenery could see production in the future.  I really liked the turret.  The pit of carkoon looks like it'll make a nice little display on my shelf.  It's just amusing after years of hearing the phrase "kid appeal" with higher dollar products that something like this comes up, which probably would be one of the most boring gift sets one could find under a tree on Christmas morning.   Unless, you know, you're a collector.  In which case it's pretty awesome.
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Re: TRU "Disturbance at Lars Homestead" Battle Pack
« Reply #147 on: July 28, 2008, 08:38 PM »
^ Absolutely Adamn, absolutely. 

Boring non-action feature diorama stuff = cool in my book. 

I hope it does well too, and want to see many more environment pieces such as this, as I've been holding out hope for stuff like this for years... and also trying to make my own/buy them from other customizers.

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Re: TRU "Disturbance at Lars Homestead" Battle Pack
« Reply #148 on: July 29, 2008, 07:46 PM »
But is it worth $50 to more than just the hardcore crowd?   I personally have real doubts that fans (young or old) are going to support an environment with figures in this configuration.  Maybe if it had Luke, it might sell better to kids... or if it had Camie/Fixer/etc., there might be collectors buying it just for the figures.  But as it stands, it's going to be the building or the womp rat that makes the sale, and I gotta say I don't think it's going to be easy to seal the deal.

With items like this, the Falcon, and the AT-TE, it's going to be very interesting to see where collector dollars go in such a crowded 5 months.   It certainly doesn't provide a lot of bang for the buck, but man, is it neat.
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Re: TRU "Disturbance at Lars Homestead" Battle Pack
« Reply #149 on: July 29, 2008, 09:28 PM »
Right on every point AP....

I'm not buying this set unless I get a deal on it.  Very boring IMO, but I'd buy it at $35-$40.  I know that TRU charges more for their exclusives, but $50 is beyond insane.

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