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Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« Reply #465 on: November 27, 2010, 08:36 PM »
While in Delaware for Thanksgiving, I snuck out to Walmart on Black Friday (I know, crazy) and surprisingly managed to score Clone Trooper Draa - no sign of Vos, Cato, etc.

When I got to the check-out, it would not ring up - Item Not Found. Luckily they let me have the thing anyway, for $6, no tax.

When we got back to Virginia today, I manged to steal away again for a few minutes to hit 2 more Walmarts and was stunned to find the exact 3 remaining figures I needed from Wave 5 - Vos, Cato, and the Undead Geonosian. What are the odds of THAT?

Funny thing was, the same thing happened at checkout - none of the figures would scan. They had to do a manual override. So anyway, I managed to knock out the whole wave for less than $25 and a minimum of hassle.  ;D

At least 2 of the cards are sub-optimal though, so I will be keeping an eye out for mintier versions. I think that may be it for 2010, unless we see the HMP/TriFighter vehicle wave hit in the next month, or that Deluxe Vehicle set with Clone Trooper Jesse.

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Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« Reply #466 on: November 27, 2010, 08:45 PM »
Same thing happened to me when I bought the Vos wave last week - cashier had to do an override. The  Shaak Ti wave was the same way but all of the figure from that asst. had a generic Walmart UPC sticker placed on the bubble instead.
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Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« Reply #467 on: November 28, 2010, 03:57 PM »
took some work with the manager but I got TRU to ring up 2 of the Nikto exclusives for the 2 for $9.99 price.  Probably going to make one into a Master Di using either a Fisto or Windu body.

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Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« Reply #468 on: November 28, 2010, 10:10 PM »
I finally found the new Kit Fisto figure today at Target! I also picked up Ki-Adi Mundi at Walmart the other day.
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Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« Reply #469 on: November 29, 2010, 12:35 AM »
Was surprised to find Ki-Adi Mundi and Flamethrower Trooper at a Walgreens, because I haven't seen this wave at all at Target yet. Being they were $11.49, I skipped without any reluctance.
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Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« Reply #470 on: November 29, 2010, 01:35 AM »
Picked up the AT-RT with Boil...  I'm not sure why.  I like the paintjob, so I mean, I do know why, but at the same time $17 hurts.   :-[  I'm contemplating return it.
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Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« Reply #471 on: November 29, 2010, 03:04 PM »
Hit a flurry of Walmarts (4) over lunch and found more remnants of TCW Wave 5. Picked up a minty carded Draa at one store and a slightly dinged Undead Geonosian who will serve well as an opener at another.

Once again, neither figure rang up at the register and I had to get overrides at both stores. I haven't been stonewalled yet though, so I don't mind the extra hassle.

At this point, if I could find a minty carded Quinlan Vos and an opener of Cato, I'd be completely set.

No sign of BARC Speeder w/Jesse yet either. Thinking this will be the next thing to show up...
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Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« Reply #472 on: December 1, 2010, 06:41 PM »
Picked up the Orto Plutonia battle pack this morning. Could have grabbed the Utapau and Jedi Showdown sets, but I passed. I'll eventually grab them all for the MIB collection, but I really only wanted to get the Orto Plutonia set to open since I wanted the game cards for the Snow-gear Obi-Wan, Snow-gear Anakin and Thi Sen.

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Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« Reply #473 on: December 1, 2010, 10:58 PM »
Picked up the Senate Guard set at Target (on sale!) and then went over to the WM across the road and picked up 2 Mandos and Boba Fett.

The Mandos are pretty sweet.  :)
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Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« Reply #474 on: December 2, 2010, 06:22 PM »
Grabbed Cato, Boba, Shaak Ti, Vos, and Embo today at Walmart in Mishawaka, Indiana.  Got them to price match TRU's ad for $5 each along with 3 other Marvel figures.

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Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« Reply #475 on: December 2, 2010, 07:53 PM »
Nice...  I tried a pricematch last night and came up completely empty on it.  I was being fibbed to by the manager, which was frustrating, but such is life too. 
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Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« Reply #476 on: December 2, 2010, 08:53 PM »
Nice...  I tried a pricematch last night and came up completely empty on it.  I was being fibbed to by the manager, which was frustrating, but such is life too. 

Oh there is more to the story which is sure to blow some minds here.  I forgot the TRU - I had meant to bring it with me.  After finding all of this - 8 figures in all, I didn't want to leave empty handed.  I told the girl at the register about the sale and that I forgot the ad.  She pulled out a stack of advertisements from the weekend paper to see if she had it - she did not.  She then sent me on a crusade to about four other registers in all in search of a TRU ad.  All of them had ads, but none had a TRU ad.  At the last register I came across a floor supervisor type guy.  He ended up doing a little more searching and came up with the ad for me, and then did the price matching.  A great experience for sure.

On a related issue my wife was at the same Walmart the other day and she was buying 2 gallons of milk.  The clerk ringing her up said "oh these are on sale somewhere" and did the price match for my wife.    :o

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Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« Reply #477 on: December 2, 2010, 09:35 PM »
That's a good experience.  My experience, not so much, but it wasn't at Wal-Mart either...  I chalked it up to just fate and left.  I didn't have 8 figures though either.  I probably would've raised a bigger stink at that.
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Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« Reply #478 on: December 3, 2010, 11:32 AM »
Taking advantage of the current TRU sale on Battlepacks, I scored all of the "new" battlepacks - Orto Plutonia, Jedi Showdown and Invasion of Utapau for my MIB collection this morning.

I even grabbed a second Orto Plutonia set to replace the one I picked up at WalMart earlier in the week - gonna return that one since I paid the WM price of $24.77 for the pack.
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Re: Recent Clone Wars Finds/Purchases
« Reply #479 on: December 3, 2010, 05:26 PM »
went back to the same WM and found that they stocked the same clone wars case again.  this time I was able to grab the genosian and Draa - both at the TRU price (the same girl rang me up)