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CW "Epic Encounter" Ultimate BP
« on: September 9, 2009, 11:14 AM »
Hmmm... looky what the spies sent us last night. No details on when/where just yet, but it sure looks like the type of thing you'd see for the Target UBP line or maybe some sort of CostCo exclusive or something?

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Re: CW "Epic Encounter" Ultimate BP
« Reply #1 on: September 9, 2009, 11:16 AM »
I knew for some reason Hasbro couldn't ditch this format.  Hopefully it's Target again and we get a half-assed OT set to go with it.
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Re: CW "Epic Encounter" Ultimate BP
« Reply #2 on: September 9, 2009, 11:18 AM »
Interesting...I wonder if it is a Target UBP or not.  I sort of got the impression we might be done with those after last year.  I guess I wouldn't mind seeing a nicely done OT set, but then again, there are more than enough exclusives to pick up this year already so it would be ok to have a year off from these.

That said, this set would be a big pass from me either way - but maybe nice for a Christmas gift for kids.  I don't understand the inclusion of the ROTS fighter with the CW Obi-Wan then, but it wouldn't be the first time something like that has happened.  Stick the recent CW fighter in there instead, and it would make more sense I think.

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Re: CW "Epic Encounter" Ultimate BP
« Reply #3 on: September 9, 2009, 11:35 AM »
I think this just may be a Euro big box retailer exclusive and may not be coming to the US. I love the ROTS ships in there with animated figures. Interesting, this is a great way to sucker us into buying more vehicles if they are repaints. Even if this comes here it's one of the easiest passes.
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Re: CW "Epic Encounter" Ultimate BP
« Reply #4 on: September 9, 2009, 12:27 PM »
I think it's lame, but it's not targeted toward me anyway.  Seems like something that would be geared toward parents looking for a decent Christmas present.  I guess maybe by cutting down to two figures, they're trying to get back to a $50 price point.

Anyways, this is as easy of a pass as it gets for me.

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Re: CW "Epic Encounter" Ultimate BP
« Reply #5 on: September 9, 2009, 01:13 PM »
1. Can't be the CostCo exclusive because they are doing the Turbo Tank this year - confirmed.

2. Euro-only Clone Wars release? Is there ANY precedent for that? I am an insane CW completist and I have NEVER heard of any CW animated merch coming out that was not available here in the US. (Would love to hear about any examples though if there are any)

3. I also find it VERY sketchy that they would be mixing lines like the ROTS and CW stuff. That just seems very collector unfriendly, plus Hasbro really seems keen on keeping the integrity of the various lines separate. I think that it's likely an animated re-done version of a ROTS ship that simply looks similar. (like how they re-did the AAT and Hailfire Droid)

4. Count me down for one of these no matter what the price. I want it!
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Re: CW "Epic Encounter" Ultimate BP
« Reply #6 on: September 9, 2009, 02:27 PM »
This sucks so bad its got to be a TRU exclusive.  If its a TRU exclusive, I'm guessing it will be priced at about $80 as well.  2 x $20 ship + 2 x $8 figure = $80 in value, while supplies last!

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Re: CW "Epic Encounter" Ultimate BP
« Reply #7 on: September 9, 2009, 02:35 PM »
What does the epic battle mean, the utapau fight where grievous dies?
Obi arrived that scene in a blue-ish white starfighter, not a red one.... >:(
and there wasn't any dogfight with any of those fighters.... I think this pack is fake.

If not.... I'm not gonna get it.... :-X
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Re: CW "Epic Encounter" Ultimate BP
« Reply #8 on: September 9, 2009, 02:53 PM »
What does the epic battle mean, the utapau fight where grievous dies?
Obi arrived that scene in a blue-ish white starfighter, not a red one.... >:(
and there wasn't any dogfight with any of those fighters.... I think this pack is fake.

If not.... I'm not gonna get it.... :-X

Maybe this is a duel that we haven't seen yet in the Clone Wars and the ETA-2 JSF makes an appearance in the second season?

I'll repeat what I said when folks thought the CW Tin was fake - who would fake a patently lame set? If you were going to fake something wouldn't you fake something remotely cool or at least throw in an "exclusive only available in this set" item?

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Re: CW "Epic Encounter" Ultimate BP
« Reply #9 on: September 9, 2009, 02:59 PM »
1. Can't be the CostCo exclusive because they are doing the Turbo Tank this year - confirmed.


Well, there are other wholesale stores. I'm betting this is a foreign set, but will likely be distributed at a chain of wholesale stores. (Sam's or BJs) There was an AT-TE set like this last year.

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Re: CW "Epic Encounter" Ultimate BP
« Reply #10 on: September 9, 2009, 03:12 PM »
1. Can't be the CostCo exclusive because they are doing the Turbo Tank this year - confirmed.


Well, there are other wholesale stores. I'm betting this is a foreign set, but will likely be distributed at a chain of wholesale stores. (Sam's or BJs) There was an AT-TE set like this last year.

Yep, but that AT-TE set was for CostCo. To my knowledge, BJ's or Sam's have never had a CW exclusive toy. (not action figure related anyway)

I agree, seems like a silly thing to fake. If it's real, I want it though.
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Re: CW "Epic Encounter" Ultimate BP
« Reply #11 on: September 9, 2009, 03:14 PM »
Not to mention window-packaging isn't exactly easy to fake like that...  Most people who fake things don't go to the extreme trouble of faking packaging.
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Re: CW "Epic Encounter" Ultimate BP
« Reply #12 on: September 9, 2009, 04:54 PM »


Anyways, this is as easy of a pass as it gets for me.

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Re: CW "Epic Encounter" Ultimate BP
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2009, 01:17 PM »
Epic Encounter? More like Epic FAIL!

Wrong ship, armored Obi...price undoubtedly too high...

Yeah, an EASY pass for me.
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Re: CW "Epic Encounter" Ultimate BP
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2009, 01:19 PM »
Whereas I agree that this is an easy pass for me, I also think if it's not too over priced and I was a ten year old who loved the cartoon series this would be really cool to get those two characters and their ships.
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