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TRU Exclusive Nikto Guard?
« on: March 3, 2010, 08:44 AM »
Found this over at POTF2.com.  Nice to see it coming, but as an exclusive?  Oh, well.  I want a couple for sure.

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Re: TRU Exclusive Nikto Guard?
« Reply #1 on: March 3, 2010, 09:23 AM »
Yeah, I was glad to hear he will finally see the light of day. Looks like a good sculpt.

Little bummed that he is a TRU exclusive because I strongly suspect the TRU's in VA do not order these things anymore for some inexplicable reason. We have never gotten the STAP or Speeder Bike Deluxe Vehicle Fig sets and those have been out for WEEKS.

I'm planning several trips in the coming weeks to WVA, NC, and PA to try and hunt these bastards down, since we obviously won't be getting them here.
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Re: TRU Exclusive Nikto Guard?
« Reply #2 on: March 3, 2010, 10:05 AM »
Kind of an odd exclusive IMO. 
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Re: TRU Exclusive Nikto Guard?
« Reply #3 on: March 3, 2010, 01:27 PM »
Not a big fan of exclusives, but TRU has handled theirs very well.  If this is only $10 or free witha $25 purchase, I'm all for it.
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Re: TRU Exclusive Nikto Guard?
« Reply #4 on: March 3, 2010, 02:38 PM »
Kind of an odd exclusive IMO.  

Not really when you look at the recent Joe TRU exclusives. (Bench Press, Snow Serpent, snow Doc and Snow Shipwreck)

I wish I was excited about this but I do not collect them. However this can be a great way to get the previously known as the 2010 comic pack figures that got canceled (Darth Nihil, Deliala Blue etc).
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Re: TRU Exclusive Nikto Guard?
« Reply #5 on: March 3, 2010, 04:10 PM »
Joe is a different ballgame though - this is Star Wars we're talking about.  Nikto is not a Jedi/Sith/Clone so it just seems like an odd choice to me considering past store exclusive releases.
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Re: TRU Exclusive Nikto Guard?
« Reply #6 on: March 3, 2010, 05:52 PM »
I kind of thought that, too.  He's not much of an incentive as an exclusive, unless you get him with purchase, at which point you may not really care.

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Re: TRU Exclusive Nikto Guard?
« Reply #7 on: March 3, 2010, 11:09 PM »
I agree, this is a rather odd choice for an exclusive when it comes to the Star Wars line, but I'd take this any day over another Clone repaint.

I'm sure this figure will be offered in the same way that Holo Grievous and Commander Ponds were - free with a $25 - $30 purchase or $10 straight up.

I'm sure Hasbro sold TRU on the fact that (a) it was a unique sculpt i.e. a NEW figure; and (b) that collectors would be interested since it was originally promised as part of that Jabba battlepack.

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Re: TRU Exclusive Nikto Guard?
« Reply #8 on: March 4, 2010, 08:38 AM »
Wow.  I really wanted this figure when I first saw images of it. Actually, I think it's a decent idea as an exclusive, because, unlike Ponds or Grevious, I might actually buy 2 or 3.
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Re: TRU Exclusive Nikto Guard?
« Reply #9 on: March 4, 2010, 10:33 AM »
Wow.  I really wanted this figure when I first saw images of it. Actually, I think it's a decent idea as an exclusive, because, unlike Ponds or Grevious, I might actually buy 2 or 3.

I really like this guy too - not sure why everyone is so down on him.  He is a trooper figure instead of a character - I would much rather have this than the silve R2, Holo Yoda, Holo Emperor, Holo Grievous, etc. that have come out previously IMHO.
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Re: TRU Exclusive Nikto Guard?
« Reply #10 on: March 4, 2010, 12:33 PM »
Looks like one of the better CW figures to me, I'd like to get a few.  Love the removable helmet too.

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Re: TRU Exclusive Nikto Guard?
« Reply #11 on: March 4, 2010, 12:59 PM »
Wow.  I really wanted this figure when I first saw images of it. Actually, I think it's a decent idea as an exclusive, because, unlike Ponds or Grevious, I might actually buy 2 or 3.

I really like this guy too - not sure why everyone is so down on him.  He is a trooper figure instead of a character - I would much rather have this than the silve R2, Holo Yoda, Holo Emperor, Holo Grievous, etc. that have come out previously IMHO.

I like the figure as well - I think the gripe is the figure selection for the exclusive as this amounts to a "redshirt" character for a premium price - not quite as palatable as a more recognizable character. In a perfect world, I think the exclusive should have been a Death Watch Warrior. As it stands, I think they'll have another pegwarming Ponds on their shelves.
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Re: TRU Exclusive Nikto Guard?
« Reply #12 on: March 4, 2010, 09:08 PM »
Has it been confirmed that he's at a premium price?  The GI JOE exclusive figures at TRU aren't priced differently than the regular Joes...

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Re: TRU Exclusive Nikto Guard?
« Reply #13 on: March 4, 2010, 09:26 PM »
I don't recall a SW exclusive figure to retail for anything below $9.99.
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Re: TRU Exclusive Nikto Guard?
« Reply #14 on: March 4, 2010, 09:52 PM »
I don't recall a SW exclusive figure to retail for anything below $9.99.

Yeah, this is the kicker...  And from a perspective of possibly wanting a couple, that's some possibly ugly buying in the future if these roll out at the $9.99 like Holo Yoda, or Ponds were.
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