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Re: TRU Force Unleashed Box Sets (was Legacy Wave 14)
« Reply #120 on: April 19, 2010, 09:18 PM »
TRU exclusives are usually pretty easy to find....at least in my experience.
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Re: TRU Force Unleashed Box Sets (was Legacy Wave 14)
« Reply #121 on: April 20, 2010, 02:36 AM »
I wouldn't be surprised if these eventually hit Ross or other weirdo places... most exclusives tend to do so. Which is great, since there's no Toys R Us around me.  :(
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Re: TRU Force Unleashed Box Sets (was Legacy Wave 14)
« Reply #122 on: April 20, 2010, 02:52 AM »
I wouldn't be surprised if these eventually hit Ross or other weirdo places... most exclusives tend to do so. Which is great, since there's no Toys R Us around me.  :(


I would. TRU holds onto their exclusives forever and the only exclusive ever to hit Ross and the weirdo places has been this years WM exclusives. This was a first to my recollection.
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Re: TRU Force Unleashed Box Sets (was Legacy Wave 14)
« Reply #123 on: April 20, 2010, 02:57 AM »
plus the prices on these aren't bad at all.  $30 for 5 unique, exclusive figures - yes please!  Sure I could do without some of them - but at the same time they won't really hurt my collection/toys for my son either.

although, when you think about it, we used to get 5 figures in a battle pack for $20...  Hasbro has done a decent job in trainig me to accept it I guess.

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Re: TRU Force Unleashed Box Sets (was Legacy Wave 14)
« Reply #124 on: April 20, 2010, 12:20 PM »
I'm totally okay with the $30 price tag on these. I was totally expecting them to be $50 each like the McQuarrie sets were - and those were completely filled with re-releases.
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Re: TRU Force Unleashed Box Sets (was Legacy Wave 14)
« Reply #125 on: April 20, 2010, 01:20 PM »
I was right in the middle expecting $40. I figured at 5 figures for $8 each=$40. I'm glad to know these will be $10 cheaper. They should be at least that, given most are just simple repaints.
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Re: TRU Force Unleashed Box Sets (was Legacy Wave 14)
« Reply #126 on: April 20, 2010, 05:25 PM »
I was right in the middle expecting $40. I figured at 5 figures for $8 each=$40. I'm glad to know these will be $10 cheaper. They should be at least that, given most are just simple repaints.

There are only 4 repaints in the pack, all 4 Troopers.  There are 4 brand new figures (2 apprentice figs, Proxy and the Commando) and either a brand new Juno or at least heavily retooled.  The Felucian is a repaint so at least it's 50/50 new/repaint.  But since the Felucian was only available in another expensive store exclusive set, an argument could be made that he's new enough to tip things 60/40 to the positive. 

No matter how you want to slice it, $6 per figure in each set is a way better deal than the McQuarrie packs, for example, at $45 or most of the standard Battle Packs at $24-ish for 4 figures or a couple figs and an accessory.

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Re: TRU Force Unleashed Box Sets (was Legacy Wave 14)
« Reply #127 on: April 20, 2010, 09:08 PM »
Not to mention those McQuarrie packs screw you on the gear...  Why, I'll never know, but that was every reason not to buy those IMO.  Extra heads not included, holsters that don't have their blasters...  That was lame to the extreme.
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Re: TRU Force Unleashed Box Sets (was Legacy Wave 14)
« Reply #128 on: April 21, 2010, 05:47 PM »
The worst part of the McQuarrie packs is that Hasbro basically said they never realized the accessories weren't included and then shrugged it off since it was too late to do anything about it.

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Re: TRU Force Unleashed Box Sets (was Legacy Wave 14)
« Reply #129 on: April 22, 2010, 08:25 AM »
The worst part of the McQuarrie packs is that Hasbro basically said they never realized the accessories weren't included and then shrugged it off since it was too late to do anything about it.

That's because to take the mistake any further would be an acknowledgement of the fact that they are not as "on top" of the factory in China as they'd like to think.
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Re: TRU Force Unleashed Box Sets (was Legacy Wave 14)
« Reply #130 on: April 22, 2010, 03:38 PM »
I will say this for the McQuarrie packs, my cousin bought one of them for his son for Christmas (he just turned 3 this Feb) and Jake loved the figures even without the accessories.  So the packs weren't a total waste, but compared to the single carded figures the value wasn't there as a collectible.

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Re: TRU Force Unleashed Box Sets (was Legacy Wave 14)
« Reply #131 on: April 23, 2010, 11:52 AM »
Again, being behind the 8 ball, I was surprised to discover that the "phasing" Trooper was the same in both packs when I picked these up yesterday.
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Re: TRU Force Unleashed Box Sets (was Legacy Wave 14)
« Reply #132 on: April 23, 2010, 04:52 PM »
Again, being behind the 8 ball, I was surprised to discover that the "phasing" Trooper was the same in both packs when I picked these up yesterday.

Isn't one white-ish and the other black-ish though? So same mold, different deco.
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Re: TRU Force Unleashed Box Sets (was Legacy Wave 14)
« Reply #133 on: April 23, 2010, 04:56 PM »
Again, being behind the 8 ball, I was surprised to discover that the "phasing" Trooper was the same in both packs when I picked these up yesterday.

Isn't one white-ish and the other black-ish though? So same mold, different deco.

Nope. They are both whiteish with blue highlights. The one with the removable helmet one was dropped from set 2.
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Re: TRU Force Unleashed Box Sets (was Legacy Wave 14)
« Reply #134 on: April 23, 2010, 06:31 PM »
Nope. They are both whiteish with blue highlights. The one with the removable helmet one was dropped from set 2.

When the hell did that happen? Even the pics of the sets at Toy Fair showed the Black/Gray one with removeable helmet in the second set.

Here's the pic from JD's Toy Fair coverage:



So that guy second from the left has been replaced by the guy, second from the left in this picture?



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