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Re: Jabba's Throne w/Oola
« Reply #255 on: September 7, 2010, 04:03 PM »
Funny how this works.  I buy one or two SW items a year, and always seem to pick the wrong ones. .  .

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Re: Jabba's Throne w/Oola
« Reply #256 on: September 8, 2010, 10:06 PM »
After seeing so many AT-STs and Dewbacks hit clearance, I don't think it's any surprise if Wal-Mart was more conservative with how many Jabba sets they ordered from Hasbro.  Hopefully we'll see more shipping though as we get closer to Christmas.

I would have loved to see the AT-ST and Dewback on clearance...I would have picked up a couple more of both of those things.
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Re: Jabba's Throne w/Oola
« Reply #257 on: September 8, 2010, 10:29 PM »
Actually around me as well, the Dewback and AT-ST did pretty well for the most part.  I only saw them on clearance at the out-of-the-way WM's.  One in particular had many of each and still have some of each.  Another one had 2 AT-ST's on clearance.

Beyond that I never saw them get clearanced at the other 6 or 8 WM's I visit.  The Dewback surprised me actually because I thought it was a tad overpriced.
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Re: Jabba's Throne w/Oola
« Reply #258 on: September 8, 2010, 10:31 PM »
Sucks for those of you guys out there that really wanted this set (and who wouldn't?).  Glad I got mine when I did - but thankfully we have a network of collectors in my neighborhood.  Hopefully more show up soonish.  Oh ya....WM sucks supreme ass!   >:(
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Re: Jabba's Throne w/Oola
« Reply #259 on: September 8, 2010, 11:02 PM »
After seeing so many AT-STs and Dewbacks hit clearance, I don't think it's any surprise if Wal-Mart was more conservative with how many Jabba sets they ordered from Hasbro.  Hopefully we'll see more shipping though as we get closer to Christmas.

More conservative? That seems like a bizarre notion with the price hike, but they did it before with Droid Factory wave two. I got my Jabba in store, but I'll definitely be keeping my eyes peeled for you guys in need.

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Re: Jabba's Throne w/Oola
« Reply #260 on: September 8, 2010, 11:34 PM »
I'm wagering more may be in the pipeline.  These weren't due out till next month IIRC.  It's a vendors option to order more of an exclusive too, if it does well, so maybe WM will jump at that if more aren't already set for the future?  Either way, patience is a virtue in this hobby, so waiting things out may pay off for many.
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Re: Jabba's Throne w/Oola
« Reply #261 on: September 9, 2010, 09:24 AM »
At this point, I feel very lucky to have stumbled upon the only Jabba I have seen. No sign of replenishment at all.
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Re: Jabba's Throne w/Oola
« Reply #262 on: September 9, 2010, 09:30 AM »
At this point, I feel very lucky to have stumbled upon the only Jabba I have seen. No sign of replenishment at all.

I second that! I can't believe this is not in more hands.

I'm wagering more may be in the pipeline.  These weren't due out till next month IIRC.  It's a vendors option to order more of an exclusive too, if it does well, so maybe WM will jump at that if more aren't already set for the future?  Either way, patience is a virtue in this hobby, so waiting things out may pay off for many.

Agreed, but what is weird when I got my case it was marked do not put on shelf before August 5th. That alone suggests it should have already been put out. It's covered up but you can see the orange "Do not" burst on the right hand side.




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Re: Jabba's Throne w/Oola
« Reply #263 on: September 9, 2010, 10:05 PM »
He's back in stock - I just managed to get an order in.

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Re: Jabba's Throne w/Oola
« Reply #264 on: September 9, 2010, 11:10 PM »
And of course, by 11pm - he's out of stock....

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Re: Jabba's Throne w/Oola
« Reply #265 on: September 9, 2010, 11:27 PM »
Yikes.  That didn't last long.  I just bookmarked the page and checked it every few hours today...  I recommend everyone try that.

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Re: Jabba's Throne w/Oola
« Reply #266 on: September 10, 2010, 08:40 AM »
Lovely...  ::)

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Re: Jabba's Throne w/Oola
« Reply #267 on: September 10, 2010, 10:27 AM »
Yikes.  That didn't last long.  I just bookmarked the page and checked it every few hours today...  I recommend everyone try that.

I've been doing that since he first showed up online last week, but it looks like I missed it again last night.  It is obvious that a lot of people want this, why are they making it so limited (and difficult to find)?  I really hope more of these show up as the holidays approach.

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Re: Jabba's Throne w/Oola
« Reply #268 on: September 10, 2010, 10:39 AM »
That does it, I have no interest in this but I'm buying 'em all up around here to clean up on eBay. This is just too good of an investment opportunity to pass up.
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Re: Jabba's Throne w/Oola
« Reply #269 on: September 10, 2010, 03:34 PM »
Uh, Really?
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