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Re: Clone Wars ARC-170 (Imperial Deco)
« Reply #60 on: March 31, 2009, 06:11 PM »
Didn't know which thread to post this in, but this price point seems like a perfect opportunity to redo the Sith Infiltrator that everyone said would never be re/upscaled.  Granted the ship would probably still be small, but anything would look better than the $20 TAC version we got a couple years ago.
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Re: Clone Wars ARC-170 (Imperial Deco)
« Reply #61 on: April 5, 2009, 11:20 AM »
I dunno. If they're going to do the infiltrator, they might as well go full steam and make it as big as the Queens starship. But then again, anything bigger than what we got would be welcome.
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Re: Clone Wars ARC-170 (Imperial Deco)
« Reply #62 on: June 12, 2009, 12:57 AM »
Saw a couple of these at a mom & pop shop today.  Was able to keep from buying one.  But was very surprised to see it priced at $49.99.
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Re: Clone Wars ARC-170 (Imperial Deco)
« Reply #63 on: June 12, 2009, 01:40 PM »
Saw a couple of these at a mom & pop shop today.  Was able to keep from buying one.  But was very surprised to see it priced at $49.99.

Dude, this store rocks! Do they have a website?

I would actually buy it for $50.
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Re: Clone Wars ARC-170 (Imperial Deco)
« Reply #64 on: June 12, 2009, 01:44 PM »
Dude, this store rocks! Do they have a website?

No **** man!  ;D  Nick seems to have found everything during our lull.
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Re: Clone Wars ARC-170 (Imperial Deco)
« Reply #65 on: June 12, 2009, 01:46 PM »
Just a bit of luck.  They have a website, but don't conduct any e-commerce.
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Re: Clone Wars ARC-170 (Imperial Deco)
« Reply #66 on: June 12, 2009, 01:56 PM »
Just a bit of luck.  They have a website, but don't conduct any e-commerce.

Thanks for the info. Nice finds and nice price!
I too would prefer to give my money to the independent business instead of the big box stores.
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Re: Clone Wars ARC-170 (Imperial Deco)
« Reply #67 on: July 28, 2009, 06:41 PM »
My local Toys R Us had two of these on the shelf today, and while I could go into my shock, dismay, anger, bewilderment, nausea, confusion, denial (as in "This has to be a mistake"), and/or amusement, I won't.  I'll just let the price speak for itself:

$79.99

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Re: Clone Wars ARC-170 (Imperial Deco)
« Reply #68 on: July 28, 2009, 06:50 PM »
My local Toys R Us had two of these on the shelf today, and while I could go into my shock, dismay, anger, bewilderment, nausea, confusion, denial (as in "This has to be a mistake"), and/or amusement, I won't.  I'll just let the price speak for itself:

$79.99

Okay, I will make one comment.  HOLY.  *******.  ****.   :o

That's just so...wrong on many levels.  You pretty much hit most of them there Doc.  How can this be $79.99 if their exclusive Crumb Gunship is only going to be $59.99  ???
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Re: Clone Wars ARC-170 (Imperial Deco)
« Reply #69 on: July 29, 2009, 12:15 PM »
Yikes, I hope this is a case of TRU overpricing - or a mistake, because...yikes.  I wasn't going to pick this one up anyways, but have been thinking about the Y-Wing.  If it will indeed be $80, that takes me from being on the fence to a definite "no" or "wait for clearance".  I just don't see how many people would be willing to pay $80 for this assortment in general.

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Re: Clone Wars ARC-170 (Imperial Deco)
« Reply #70 on: July 29, 2009, 12:17 PM »
I won't buy the ARC for any of the prices it is going for but Target is selling them for $65 (I think some even $60) so that makes it a little less expensive when the Y Wing does get released.
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Re: Clone Wars ARC-170 (Imperial Deco)
« Reply #71 on: July 29, 2009, 12:32 PM »
This is a sweet deco but not $80, $70 or $60 for that matter. $50 is pushing it big time but I could possibly could have swallowed that. Despite inflation how can TRU (who still has the last arc ship for $45 on shelf BTW) justify a $35 increase? This is truly a WTF moment.

$45 is the right ridiculous price to charge for the former $30 vehicle. $39.99 is the right price for this assortment but as I said earlier $50 would have been in a realm of sanity and only because it might open doors for new/resculpted ships. This has not L&S's, No figures included nothing different. The deco is not even as elaborate as the Space Whale Version.

I think we really do need to vote with our wallets on this one. Screw the Y-Wing I can live without it and I surely can live without this redecoed ARC.
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Re: Clone Wars ARC-170 (Imperial Deco)
« Reply #72 on: July 29, 2009, 12:44 PM »
Hasbro is fully aware that the ARC-170 sucks.  At Toy Fair, they made a point of saying - "Yeah, we know - sorry".

The real problem was a delay in manufacturing the Y-Wing.  The Y-Wing got delayed, but Target and Walmart already had planograms set, so they wanted something, anything to go in that spot until the Y-Wing would be ready.

Essentially, the Imperial ARC-170 is the vehicle version of a "repaint wave" that was created simply to hold the shelf space until the Y-Wing was ready.  Hasbro knows the value isn't really there, but they had to give Target/Walmart something to fill that space.


And the $80 TRU price?  Ugh.   ::)  Last check of the computers had Target at $64.99 for the DLX ship line and Walmart was still listing $59.96 for them (for now).
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Re: Clone Wars ARC-170 (Imperial Deco)
« Reply #73 on: July 29, 2009, 01:42 PM »
Hasbro is fully aware that the ARC-170 sucks.  At Toy Fair, they made a point of saying - "Yeah, we know - sorry".

The real problem was a delay in manufacturing the Y-Wing.  The Y-Wing got delayed, but Target and Walmart already had planograms set, so they wanted something, anything to go in that spot until the Y-Wing would be ready.

Essentially, the Imperial ARC-170 is the vehicle version of a "repaint wave" that was created simply to hold the shelf space until the Y-Wing was ready.  Hasbro knows the value isn't really there, but they had to give Target/Walmart something to fill that space.


And the $80 TRU price?  Ugh.   ::)  Last check of the computers had Target at $64.99 for the DLX ship line and Walmart was still listing $59.96 for them (for now).

That understandable but actually makes it worse on their part knowing how lame it was when they could have done more to make it better. Why not stuff some figures in there to balance it out?
Depending on the scale $65 may be acceptable for the Y-Wing, never for the ARC.
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Re: Clone Wars ARC-170 (Imperial Deco)
« Reply #74 on: July 29, 2009, 11:33 PM »
My local Toys R Us had two of these on the shelf today, and while I could go into my shock, dismay, anger, bewilderment, nausea, confusion, denial (as in "This has to be a mistake"), and/or amusement, I won't.  I'll just let the price speak for itself:

$79.99

Okay, I will make one comment.  HOLY.  *******.  ****.   :o

Saw this myself at a TRU this evening (JOT: the Golf Mill store as an FYI) and indeed it was 79.99. Holy hannah, what an insane price, but if what Jeff was told by Hasbro is correct then the retailers are shooting themselves in the foot as this ship may very well rot on shelves.