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Re: Clone Wars General Battle Pack Thread
« Reply #75 on: May 2, 2011, 03:26 PM »
Thanks for the pics.  Do we know the assortment number/price will be the same for these?  I'm okay with the move to 3 figures if the price drops to around $20.  Given that the figs are now $7-8, that pricing seems pretty fair.  If they want us to pay a premium for 3pk figures though, then I'll either wait for a sale or skip them.
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Re: Clone Wars General Battle Pack Thread
« Reply #76 on: May 2, 2011, 03:32 PM »
Wow...They're really pimpin those battlecards now, but in place of a 4th figure?  I stopped buying BP's when they dropped the 5th figure and raised the price to $25.
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Re: Clone Wars General Battle Pack Thread
« Reply #77 on: May 2, 2011, 03:34 PM »
This is one of those "up yours" moves from Hasbro I like. Now I will have no problem passing on BPs as opposed to buying them just because I don't have a clone painted like that.
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Re: Clone Wars General Battle Pack Thread
« Reply #78 on: May 2, 2011, 04:08 PM »
I cannot blame Hasbro nor can I be mad at them. Prices are skyrocketing on everything, manufacturing is really getting clobbered with oil/gas, it affects the entire A-Z process. Hasbro is trying to hold the line on pricing while their internal costs are going up. I am seeing this first hand at my company. Retailers are already balking at prices raises so they are trying to adapt. If they lose money on their products then they will stop making them. If retailers won't accept the price increase they will not carry them. It's a double edged sword, believe it or not Hasbro does not go out of their way to screw you. They are trying to deliver a quality product that people want and make money. Right now no company is avoiding this crunch. It sucks for everyone.

The worst part of this we are only seeing the beginning of inflation. It's going to get worse before it gets better, like food and gas this is visual proof of the times.

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Re: Clone Wars General Battle Pack Thread
« Reply #79 on: May 2, 2011, 06:19 PM »
are we certain these 3 packs are not yet to be seen exclusives?  Rebelscum now has all of the new photos up for display, and looking at them all together I am just wonderin cuz I see a few things missing.  Neither of the TRU exclusive deluxe sets have TRU stickers on them.  And while I am not certain, I thought the AT-RT Walker with ARF Trooper and BARC Speeder Bike with Clone Trooper Buzz were Walmart exclusives - and if I am right they are missing their exclusive store stickers too.

Maybe these 3 packs are exclusives and just missing the stickers?


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Re: Clone Wars General Battle Pack Thread
« Reply #80 on: May 2, 2011, 07:29 PM »
As I told a friend in a text earlier this afternoon (yes, I'm *that* big a nerd that I text friends about toys), can they really call a pack with 3 figures in it a "Battle Pack?"  Isn't that more of a "Slight Disagreement Pack" or a "Misunderstanding Pack?" 

I also love the fact that, apparently looking to save money on the packs, Hasbro chooses to drop yet another figure but keeps the trading card game.  Nice.

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Re: Clone Wars General Battle Pack Thread
« Reply #81 on: May 2, 2011, 07:42 PM »
I also love the fact that, apparently looking to save money on the packs, Hasbro chooses to drop yet another figure but keeps the trading card game.  Nice.

If they wanted to save money, slap them on the card, and ditch the box format, which in now 2/5th's empty space, but I suppose the box is part of the lure for the average consumer.

Ugh...some of those packs would be good if there was another figure. I hope they are exclusives, because $25 for 3 figure defeats the intent of the battle packs, which was a gift set or a value (well, in the early years). Might as well buy Li'l Timmy 3 figures of your choosing instead.

Exclusives or not, what happened to Hasbro's alleged "all new or all repacks" when it came to Battle Packs? Who wants to get hosed because they just want that Cad Bane or that clone with Rex and Grievous?

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Re: Clone Wars General Battle Pack Thread
« Reply #82 on: May 2, 2011, 07:56 PM »
are we certain these 3 packs are not yet to be seen exclusives?  Rebelscum now has all of the new photos up for display, and looking at them all together I am just wonderin cuz I see a few things missing.  Neither of the TRU exclusive deluxe sets have TRU stickers on them.  And while I am not certain, I thought the AT-RT Walker with ARF Trooper and BARC Speeder Bike with Clone Trooper Buzz were Walmart exclusives - and if I am right they are missing their exclusive store stickers too.

Maybe these 3 packs are exclusives and just missing the stickers?

Good point on the exclusive thing... that's a very plausible idea. I'm betting that fewer figures will lead to a lower price. The Blu-Ray 4-packs are taking the BP price point ($25) so I can't imagine Hasbro having 3-packs and 4-packs competing with each other at the same price.

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Re: Clone Wars General Battle Pack Thread
« Reply #83 on: May 2, 2011, 08:26 PM »
All these sets have something to offer, but if it's at $25 or more, I don't know.  It's a shame.  Good to see some new stuff though, especially the Kamino set - was really hoping we'd see those figures.

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Re: Clone Wars General Battle Pack Thread
« Reply #84 on: May 3, 2011, 12:11 AM »
Geez, I fly down to Atlanta for business for a couple of days, and look what happens! A slew of new images to set me salivating, especially that Cad Bane in Clone Disguise pic I have been waiting on forever. HELL YES!

The assault on Geonosis BP comes in as a close second though, they are really giving us a good variety of drones now. I love that.

I hope they cut the price on these too, but frankly I'm more irked by the constantly changing box dimensions. It really makes it a pain to store all those oddsize boxes in any sort of consistent manner.
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Re: Clone Wars General Battle Pack Thread
« Reply #85 on: May 3, 2011, 12:33 AM »
Battlepacks, unless they're getting an unannounced price-drop, are officially off my "buy" list at all.  Unless they're on sale, which even then...  3 figures for $25, and most usually re-used parts or complete re-packs? 

All I gotta say is that I'm really glad that the realistic line isn't getting BP's I guess, just multi-packs as exclusives, and rarely.

I'm officially writing BP's off though now.  No more for me unless I get them cheap.

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Re: Clone Wars General Battle Pack Thread
« Reply #86 on: May 3, 2011, 12:36 AM »
I was breaking down these packs earlier and, to me, it looks like the only figure of the four sets that is straight repack is Space Suit Anakin. The rest are repaints or include new accessories/parts.
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Re: Clone Wars General Battle Pack Thread
« Reply #87 on: May 3, 2011, 12:46 PM »
I agree with above...put them on a card.  One of the reasons I stopped buying these sets is the insane amount of trash.
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Re: Clone Wars General Battle Pack Thread
« Reply #88 on: May 3, 2011, 02:03 PM »
Ugh - battlepacks are now no longer a value - they are going to have to have something new in each one moving forward to justify the cost. Stinks that figures like Cad Bane in disguise are now pushed into the battlepacks instead of just simply put on a cardback.

I think it will only be a matter of time before they cancel the Battlepack SKU.
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Re: Clone Wars General Battle Pack Thread
« Reply #89 on: May 21, 2011, 09:50 AM »
These are also up for preorder at BBTS including a couple of new ones (Zillo Beast and Droids)

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=2341&category=6586