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Re: Target "Pit of Carkoon" Ultimate BP
« Reply #150 on: December 30, 2008, 11:57 AM »
I see that this set, as well as the Clone Wars one, are now available on Target.com, for the $62.99 pricepoint.
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Re: Target "Pit of Carkoon" Ultimate BP
« Reply #151 on: December 30, 2008, 12:21 PM »
wierd thing is I never saw either one of the SW UBP's not even the side of the box, or shelf tag for that matter, it has almost been like they never existed  :o
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Re: Target "Pit of Carkoon" Ultimate BP
« Reply #152 on: December 30, 2008, 12:43 PM »
I think part of the reason the Joe set also is collecting dust compared to Star Wars is there were two different SW sets, but just one Joe set.  So maybe they have the same run in a sense, but there could be twice as many Joe sets as Sarlacc Pits, and twice as many Joe sets as Clone Wars sets.

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Re: Target "Pit of Carkoon" Ultimate BP
« Reply #153 on: December 30, 2008, 02:03 PM »
From what I saw in my area, stores had about 4 total SW sets, and they've got at least 8 Joe sets out on the shelves now...  So by my estimation the Joe set was definitely more abundant.  The SW sets also didn't get put out at some stores at all...  I think some still have them in the back actually.  Those that did put them out up on the top shelf.  Very weird this year.
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Re: Target "Pit of Carkoon" Ultimate BP
« Reply #154 on: December 30, 2008, 03:58 PM »
I found one of these marked down to $44 and change today.  I shamelessly bought it and returned it with my $62.99 receipt. 

I'm much happier with this price.

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Re: Target "Pit of Carkoon" Ultimate BP
« Reply #155 on: December 31, 2008, 09:44 AM »
I'm feel lucky I found the two I found at the price cut price of $55. I don't think I'll ever see these on clearance.
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Re: Target "Pit of Carkoon" Ultimate BP
« Reply #156 on: December 31, 2008, 11:16 AM »
From what I saw in my area, stores had about 4 total SW sets, and they've got at least 8 Joe sets out on the shelves now...  So by my estimation the Joe set was definitely more abundant.  The SW sets also didn't get put out at some stores at all...  I think some still have them in the back actually.  Those that did put them out up on the top shelf.  Very weird this year.

How they handled all of this at Target was weird in my area too.  There wasn't a consistent merchandising approach that I could see - some stores put a bunch of SW sets on an end cap, others mixed Joe stuff with it, others threw it all up on risers, etc.  The lack of a "plan" to move these was very un-Target-like from what I saw.

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Re: Target "Pit of Carkoon" Ultimate BP
« Reply #157 on: December 31, 2008, 11:23 AM »
Hmmm  I saw just one & the price was in the 50's... inspecting the pit... hmmm

Dont  know what to say.... The sand surface looks like a thin Halloween plastic mask... very cheap in my opinion.

I dont know why  people are paying so much cash for & what make it worth buying... for the little ship & the creature?...think so.

Personaly, I like how Han & Lando looks like apart that there is not great articulations in both... the rest are crap molds including my fav Boba & Skywalker looks like a freagging Zombie Kookoo! (0_0)

But if I see one under $30 ... I get it.  



In my Targets the shelves are clean & some leftover are unorganized in he lowers platform, so I guess soo there will come a truck with the new shipment of Toys...  strangely I saw a buch of Rogue pilot evolution set in one area, I wonder if sooner it will be on clearance & all the leftover there or put back in place.
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Re: Target "Pit of Carkoon" Ultimate BP
« Reply #158 on: December 31, 2008, 12:17 PM »
My local Target got one of each set (I bought the Christophsis set and someone else got the Sarlacc set), and NEVER got any more.  Tons of the GI Joe set, but not a single restock on the SW UBPs.  Come to think of it, Target didn't get more than one shipment of the Obi-Wan/212th and Yoda/CG five packs, either, but they still have a stockpile of the Transformers exclusives.

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Re: Target "Pit of Carkoon" Ultimate BP
« Reply #159 on: December 31, 2008, 12:19 PM »
The sand surface looks like a thin Halloween plastic mask... very cheap in my opinion.

There is a much nicer plastic dune like piece underneath the big cheap one in the packaging.  That's why a lot of people (myself included) posted that they were surprised with how nice the thing actually was.

To make it bigger, they sort of hid the product in the packaging and probably cost themselves some sales in the process.

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Re: Target "Pit of Carkoon" Ultimate BP
« Reply #160 on: December 31, 2008, 12:20 PM »
Hmmm  I saw just one & the price was in the 50's... inspecting the pit... hmmm

Dont  know what to say.... The sand surface looks like a thin Halloween plastic mask... very cheap in my opinion.

I dont know why  people are paying so much cash for & what make it worth buying... for the little ship & the creature?...think so.


The sand surface you're talking about is actually just window dressing for those MIB collectors and the consensus is that it isn't actually part of the playset/environment per se.  The sarlacc is housed in its own sand base which is obscured by the cheap "halloween mask" base.

--- or what Rob said  :P
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Re: Target "Pit of Carkoon" Ultimate BP
« Reply #161 on: December 31, 2008, 01:41 PM »
The sand surface looks like a thin Halloween plastic mask... very cheap in my opinion.

There is a much nicer plastic dune like piece underneath the big cheap one in the packaging.  That's why a lot of people (myself included) posted that they were surprised with how nice the thing actually was.

To make it bigger, they sort of hid the product in the packaging and probably cost themselves some sales in the process.
Hmmm  I saw just one & the price was in the 50's... inspecting the pit... hmmm

Dont  know what to say.... The sand surface looks like a thin Halloween plastic mask... very cheap in my opinion.

I dont know why  people are paying so much cash for & what make it worth buying... for the little ship & the creature?...think so.


The sand surface you're talking about is actually just window dressing for those MIB collectors and the consensus is that it isn't actually part of the playset/environment per se.  The sarlacc is housed in its own sand base which is obscured by the cheap "halloween mask" base.

--- or what Rob said  :P


Ooooh!...Thanks guys, I was wondering about that, if its just a coverup... then its worth Buying... crap... i should get one!  ;D
buth there's other army building lots that impeded me to buy one of these big sets... I hate to be between the walls  ;D

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Re: Target "Pit of Carkoon" Ultimate BP
« Reply #162 on: January 1, 2009, 02:30 AM »
The Sarlacc is useful for the EU, I was reading Republic # 59...I was very pleased to see the Sarlacc again  ;D...Now I have to find that Tusken Jedi lol.

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Re: Target "Pit of Carkoon" Ultimate BP
« Reply #163 on: January 3, 2009, 11:14 AM »
I popped this open finally. I like the set. Not great, but it serves it's purpose. I already have it on display with the POTF2 Skiff.
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Re: Target "Pit of Carkoon" Ultimate BP
« Reply #164 on: January 10, 2009, 04:32 PM »
This and the CW set both just got put out this week at my local Target with more in the stockroom (or so sayeth the computer).

I couldn't make this up...  They JUST got put out.  Friggin' sad.
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