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Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #615 on: December 21, 2011, 08:03 PM »
Craziness...found the ENTIRE TPM Wave at Target today at mid-day. I don't have any particular interest in these figures, but some of them look mighty cool.

I did pick up a Ratts Tyerell and Ben Quadrinaros figures which I am hoping to swap someone straight up for a minty boxed TCW Mini-Y-Wing Deluxe set. PM me if interested!
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Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #616 on: December 22, 2011, 10:21 AM »
Grievous was the one notable ROTS figure I spotted.
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Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #617 on: December 22, 2011, 12:04 PM »
Grievous was the one notable ROTS figure I spotted.

I think Grievous is just shipped in the AOTC wave. I noticed a couple at Five Below this morning. Anyways, here's what I got this morning:

Darth Maul
Darth Sidious
Battle Droid
Queen Armadillo
Ben Quadrinos
Ratts Tyrel
Quinlan Vos
Naboo Guard
Lushros Dofine
3 Storm Troopers (Revenge and Return cards)
3 Super Battle Droids
3 Zam Weasels
1 Kit Fisto

All for $5 each from various stores in the Raleigh, NC area. If you have a Five Below store, don't forget to grab an printed ad from them. You may be able to price match TVC figures at both Target and Wal-Mart.


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Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #618 on: December 22, 2011, 01:14 PM »
Queen Armadillo

Auto-correct strikes again, I see!
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Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #619 on: December 23, 2011, 10:34 AM »
 :D Sounds like an EU creation...since at least half of Star Wars aliens are anthropomorphic Earth animals.

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Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #620 on: December 23, 2011, 11:10 AM »
Yeah, five below seems to only have one case and the only non AOTC figures are ROTS Grievous and ANH Sandtrooper.
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Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #621 on: December 23, 2011, 05:59 PM »
That matches up with what I've seen.  It would've been nice to find some Magna Guards at 5 Below.
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Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #622 on: December 30, 2011, 10:50 PM »
today 30/12/ 2011  tvc Leia Organa Hoth Outfit

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Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #623 on: December 31, 2011, 01:25 AM »
I got a Hyena Bomber for $13-ish...  What a nice toy, and underrated IMO.
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Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #624 on: December 31, 2011, 05:56 PM »
I've seen it 4 times and passed it up. Not sure I like the droid fighters enough to get it.

I got Phantom Menace and Empire Strikes Back Blu-ray packs for $12.40 each. The only two figures I already had out of either of them were snowspeeder Luke and Snowtrooper.

Battle droid 2-pack, Snow trooper, Death Star Trooper $3.40 each.

Great thing is 1 out of the 4 wal-marts I went even have the figures marked at the current prices, another had a tag for Legends, but not the other clearance stuff. So a lot more stuff out there since most folks are ignorant to it.

Oh, saw a POTF2 Yoda at one store (one of those returns without a receipt?). For kicks I scanned him...said SEE ASSOCIATE.  :P

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Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #625 on: January 1, 2012, 03:06 PM »
Was over in Jackson, MI, Wal-Mart was a bust for any good clearance, but I found Rebel Fleet Trooper there (and at TRU) and finally got one, having only seen it once before IIRC (when I was feeling broke/cheap). (I'm 6 months behind everyone...)

Best likeness of Henry Fonda in 3 3/4" scale.

The ankle belt was a nice idea but doesn't seem to attach solidly enough. Can't quite do the only pose the POTJ Fleet Trooper can do (two-handed shooting pose), probably because they made the vest part of the torso.

It's a good figure, though.  I don't think I'd buy another one at full price, unless they made a new head. Of course, I'm not sure there's anything I'd buy two of at full price anymore.

Finally got a Fett order form,  from online pictures, I noticed the Episode 1 wave doesn't advertize the offer.
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Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #626 on: January 1, 2012, 08:07 PM »
nope they dont advertise the offer and they also do not come with the form.  TPM figures come with a form to have a chance at winning a life sized Darth maul that I believe is signed by George Lucas.

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Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #627 on: January 2, 2012, 11:39 AM »
Wasn't sure where else to put this but - my local Target reset last night.  Nice big presence for SW.  Problem is that virtually every SKU for 2011 - and, oh by the way, also the 2010 Geonosis sets and the 2010 CW DVD sets - are still here.  The only thing clearanced to this point are the Tauntaun/Landspeeder exclusives.  The Attack Shuttle is here and so is everything else.  I'm confused.  My understanding is most of 2012 is new SKU's, so... is Target waiting for the 1/30 date to reset again?  Does that make sense?  This can be the only answer, if they were holding to the 1/30 date.  Since stores are supposedly clear to sell, then what's the deal?

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Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #628 on: January 2, 2012, 01:37 PM »
I don't know about SKU's but I know for a fact the new vintage figures are the exact same DPCI as the old ones - so no change there and thus no need to clearance out the old product.

I am really hoping the new Clone Wars figures are the same DPCI too since I have a bunch to return still, but that is probably less likely given the packaging change.
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Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #629 on: January 2, 2012, 02:04 PM »
As far as vintage then, that's risky as the pegs are full.