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Offline Jesse James

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Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #1260 on: June 3, 2013, 11:07 PM »
Stuff shipped...  I'm wondering how much of some of that was ever made?  I wouldn't be shocked to see Bastilla wave hit at discounters still.  Think 1998 Pt.2
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Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #1261 on: June 4, 2013, 08:10 AM »
Going back farther, where did the Bastilla and Echo Base Trooper wave go? Overseas? I've more or less written them off for all time.

I think they all found their way to NYC Babys R Us.  I found the EBT, Ponda and Bastilla peg warming there.

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Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #1262 on: June 4, 2013, 02:42 PM »
I saw Bastilla's wave probably 4 or 5 times?  At least remnants of it, but only saw her twice and a couple EB Troopers.
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Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #1263 on: June 4, 2013, 03:26 PM »
I saw Bastilla's wave probably 4 or 5 times?  At least remnants of it, but only saw her twice and a couple EB Troopers.

I never did see this wave at retail.  Had to use my NY connection to get any of them.   ;)
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Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #1264 on: June 11, 2013, 12:13 AM »
I saw Bastilla's wave probably 4 or 5 times?  At least remnants of it, but only saw her twice and a couple EB Troopers.

That's 4 or 5 times more than I saw it.  Shame, I really wanted to add the Bastilla figure to my Jedi shelf.
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Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #1265 on: June 11, 2013, 02:02 PM »
She's not bad, but I think you'll get a chance to at some point.  I wouldn't panic is all.
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Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #1266 on: June 12, 2013, 12:17 AM »
What I just wonder is where the TVC will turn up.  By all accounts, including Hasbro, they have this stuff.  They just can't sell it.

It's truly baffling that Hasbro doesn't just sell Tarkin/Starkilller cases through their website.  I guess they would prefer to just let these cases rot in their warehouse.  It's pretty clear Target/TRU/Walmart isn't rushing to order more TVC from Hasbro.   
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Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #1267 on: June 12, 2013, 02:40 PM »
HTS has its own business model though...  It's a separate entity, so Hasbro's SW team can't force them to take it.  They've got their own stock they can't move from what I see.  Some of it good stuff too.   :-\

I think when it's all said and done, some of this may wind up there though, actually.
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Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #1268 on: June 12, 2013, 06:08 PM »
The Tarkin/Starkilller cases will end up in the same landfill in New Mexico that Atari dumped the E.T. cartridges.
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Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #1269 on: June 12, 2013, 07:33 PM »
If you ever played that game, you might agree that it was where the game's designers probably should've been buried, too.

I keep forgetting they even made a new Tarkin. Oh, yeah...they remade him.

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Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #1270 on: June 12, 2013, 07:55 PM »
The Tarkin isn't anything major.  He's not as good as he could've been.  The colors are off some, and the head needed far better paint aps IMO.  To me, that's the glaringly obvious failure on the Tarkin figure.  His hair's much more varied in color than they gave, and I find his skin tone odd, the eyes a little odd...  It's nowhere near perfect.

The uniform color isn't as bad as initially thought, but it's also not perfect.  The POTF2 figure's color is actually perfect, and the paint aps superior.  The sculpt just suffers.
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Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #1271 on: June 24, 2013, 01:47 AM »
Having a $5 off $25 coupon I hopped into a TRU Saturday, found a lone Death Star Trooper chilling amongst a pile of TPM figures and a pile of TCW realistic Ani's...  They got a lot of that wave in recently I'd say.

Couldn't find a figure I wanted to pair with him for the B1G1 thing they were doing, so I opted to go with a Speederbike, get the DST for $5 then, and use the $5 coupon...

Either way I either got a free DST and a Speederbike for full price, or as I prefer to look at it, a Speederbike for about $18 and a $5 DST.  :)  Once the accountant in my head is happy, I'm usually willing to commit to the purchase.
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Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #1272 on: June 24, 2013, 08:10 PM »
AT-ST's are marked down now to $26 at K-Mart, and they're also running an Extra 50% off Clearance Prices promo again, so $13 AT-ST's.  Not shabby.
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Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #1273 on: July 6, 2013, 05:17 PM »
I lucked out and didn't luck out, because I found an AT-ST, but it was $15.50 with the 50% off. I got it anyway, along with two more driver sets. No Ewoks to be found. I think that finally does it for the endor exclusives locally (within 30 miles), I hope.

Sad news the 5 Below seems to have stopped stocking Star Wars figures, just a naboo pilot and obi-wan hanging around now.

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Re: Recent Vintage Collection Purchases
« Reply #1274 on: July 6, 2013, 10:51 PM »
I wouldn't count 5 Below out...  Not yet.  If what hasbro said is true there are more TVC cases just waiting to be dumped somewhere.
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