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Another varible pack-in for imperial 4-pack?
« on: June 26, 2003, 06:29 PM »
(Sorry if this old news, bu tI haven't heard of this  variable)

today I was at TRU to see if they have any Clone war figuers, no luck( Only driod launcher sets.) then I took a look at the imperial 4-pack and I noticed there was an POTF1 stormtrooper in there instead of the commtech. I looked at every others sets and there was some more with the POTF1 stormtrooper while others came with commtech troopers.

Did anyone know about this?

(Again, I am sorry if this already has been reported, but I didn't hear about this and I though I should post this.)
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Re: Another varible pack-in for imperial 4-pack?
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2003, 07:43 PM »
Did you check the packaging closely? Sounds to me like someone probably just pulled the ol' switcharoo and returned the four pack
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Re: Another varible pack-in for imperial 4-pack?
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2003, 07:57 PM »
Did you check the packaging closely? Sounds to me like someone probably just pulled the ol' switcharoo and returned the four pack

I did so checked the package. It seem that the trooper fits into the mold. I didn't see  anything that indicate tampering. Maybe it is a switch, I dunno, but I did see alot of them with the POTF1 troopers and some with the commtech trooper.
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Re: Another varible pack-in for imperial 4-pack?
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2003, 08:08 PM »
I also have a feeling someone did a switcharoo on it.  If it's legit, then you've got yourself a nice variation there.
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Re: Another varible pack-in for imperial 4-pack?
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2003, 03:22 AM »
I might be wrong cause i am not into variations but I think I have to correct you, Master Chief

First, I am sorry you found one with the buffed POTF2 stormy, but this set also NEVER came with the COMTECHS stormy.
Actually this set comes with the POTJ Sandtrooper , minus dirt and backpack. There still is the hole where the pack connect to the back of the figure. Because of the arm articlution to hold the binoculars, its pretty good to use for saluting too.  

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Re: Another varible pack-in for imperial 4-pack?
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2003, 08:22 AM »
I might be wrong cause i am not into variations but I think I have to correct you, Master Chief

First, I am sorry you found one with the buffed POTF2 stormy, but this set also NEVER came with the COMTECHS stormy.
Actually this set comes with the POTJ Sandtrooper , minus dirt and backpack. There still is the hole where the pack connect to the back of the figure. Because of the arm articlution to hold the binoculars, its pretty good to use for saluting too.  



I never got the 4 pack. All I did was took a look because the POTF1 trooper caught my attention. anyway, I think it could be that someone did switch the troopers. Maybe this is no varible at all.
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Re: Another varible pack-in for imperial 4-pack?
« Reply #6 on: July 1, 2003, 11:03 PM »
Bump.

Hey guys, I went back to TRU again an dthis time I investigated the imperial pack. It was indeed definitly a switch-a-roo. The tapes has been tampered, the trooper was slightly resting sideway because it doesn't fit the commtech trooper's body mold. So it therefore not a varible, but a switch-a-roo.
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Re: Another varible pack-in for imperial 4-pack?
« Reply #7 on: July 4, 2003, 05:54 PM »
The funniest switcheroo I've ever seen was the TRU Saga Landspeeder box, replaced with a POTF2 Landspeeder that was custom-painted with more weathering!
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Re: Another varible pack-in for imperial 4-pack?
« Reply #8 on: July 6, 2003, 12:39 PM »
That pisses me off so bad.  If I ever found the ba$tard that did that I would pound his face in. >:(

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Re: Another varible pack-in for imperial 4-pack?
« Reply #9 on: July 6, 2003, 05:40 PM »
Seen a lot of these lately here at a couple of TRU.
One store had three sets with the old POTF2 trooper and get this Vader replaced with a TIE Fighter pilot in each one.

What I can't understand is the R1 unit in every one was still there. That is the "newest" figure in the set... and IMHO the best one.

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Re: Another varible pack-in for imperial 4-pack?
« Reply #10 on: July 7, 2003, 11:11 AM »
I stopped frequenting a local Wal-Mart that was notorious for this type of thing. They had a collector who obviously was some sort of speculator and did everything he could to unload his stash. You'd find swapped pack-ins, POTF2 cards with POTJ UPCs taped to them, you name it. This Wal-Mart was his dumping ground and they just went right along with it.

It was weird seeing red-carded POTF2 figures on the pegs at retail price again, but when it's an outdated figure like the buff Stormtrooper, it was pretty sad. I just hope someone was happy finding it.  :-\
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