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Re: SDCC "Revenge of the Jedi" Death Star Mega-Box Set
« Reply #225 on: August 4, 2011, 08:09 PM »
Okay, but you just said you're okay with Pete's wife selling hers for profit, so I guess we're back to an issue of quantity, which is a silly differentiation.  If BBTS had only ten for sale, would they get your approval?  If they have 46 employees then I guess no one should be upset with their allotment.
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« Reply #226 on: August 5, 2011, 09:39 AM »
Okay, but you just said you're okay with Pete's wife selling hers for profit

Profit?  Where?
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Re: SDCC "Revenge of the Jedi" Death Star Mega-Box Set
« Reply #227 on: August 5, 2011, 12:35 PM »
Let's just end this conversation, please?

Jman and I are never going to see eye-to-eye on this, so the back and forth is just pointless. I will forever be a con-man, out to screw Hasbro Toy Shop and my desire to acquire two for my family's collection puts me in the same Axis of Evil as BBTS who used the exact same (or similar) con to garner themselves a quick $6000 of profit.

I appreciate everyone who has supported me in the discussion.

Let's just all agree that:
  • Hasbro clearly didn't make enough to meet demand
  • It's lousy that certain individuals are looking to profit from the situation
  • The HTS website was a p.o.s. and clearly not designed to handle ANY load of any kind
  • Hopefully, the promise made by Hasbro that they are going to discuss what happened and work to prevent the same situation from happening next year is really true and not just lip service

And let's all keep our fingers crossed that Hasbro is having second batches run of the Revenge set, the "Lost" Indy wave, Zarana and Skystriker Starscream so they can have something cool to sell at NYCC. I know some may not want that since it would de-value some of these sets, but I'd rather see more collectors get the exclusives they want rather than add something to the collection that doubled in value overnight.
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Re: SDCC "Revenge of the Jedi" Death Star Mega-Box Set
« Reply #228 on: August 5, 2011, 12:51 PM »
That's probably a good suggestion, especially since the argument is largely moot anyway.
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Re: SDCC "Revenge of the Jedi" Death Star Mega-Box Set
« Reply #229 on: August 6, 2011, 12:41 AM »
No worries, I said my peace.  Now I have to go post about a ridiculous profit scheme by the boy scouts of America.  They are actually selling cans of soda for a ridiculous markup of $1 per can, when I know they are just buying them at Target in cheap 12 packs and reselling them for profit.  Shady no good bastards.
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Re: SDCC "Revenge of the Jedi" Death Star Mega-Box Set
« Reply #230 on: August 6, 2011, 08:15 AM »
Guys all good points.  Well mostly just Jesse's.

We love having you here to talk toys and stuff, but take the slap fight and nipple twist contest and any aftermath back to the otheR site. 

Heck I'd rather you go back to whining about how HTS sucks and they are trying to kill the line by making an exclusive....exclusive.

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« Reply #231 on: August 6, 2011, 08:56 AM »
Guys all good points.  Well mostly just Jesse's.

 ;D  Okay, that was funny.

So, did anyone ever see these back online after the initial sale?  I've checked HTS now and then, but haven't seen any sign that they went back on sale. 
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« Reply #232 on: August 6, 2011, 12:52 PM »
I have not, but heard from another local guy that his "cancelled" order was "Un-cancelled", but the only way he knew that was he got a shipping notice.

We have a wager that he is going to either get an empty box or some Littlest Pet Shops. 

So the drama continues.  Mine still show cancelled and the "pending" charges on the card are now gone.

But my Indiana Jones set is on "Back Order".

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Re: SDCC "Revenge of the Jedi" Death Star Mega-Box Set
« Reply #233 on: August 10, 2011, 02:16 PM »
Local guy got his today.

Mine is still DOA.  So I think I have missed the boat.

Oh and I lost the bet, he did indeed get the set.  In the Boxed Set Shipping box even.

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Re: SDCC "Revenge of the Jedi" Death Star Mega-Box Set
« Reply #234 on: August 11, 2011, 09:36 AM »
I had a dream that the mouse droid and crumb cards were being sold at Sears but on two different versions of the card. (one Return and one Revenge). They only had one Crumb card and the bubble was smashed!
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Re: SDCC "Revenge of the Jedi" Death Star Mega-Box Set
« Reply #235 on: August 12, 2011, 07:21 AM »
Local guy got his today.

Mine is still DOA.  So I think I have missed the boat.

Oh and I lost the bet, he did indeed get the set.  In the Boxed Set Shipping box even.

So no Indy set, Paul? Also, wasn't there going to be a contest here for a Death Star?
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Re: SDCC "Revenge of the Jedi" Death Star Mega-Box Set
« Reply #236 on: August 12, 2011, 07:57 AM »
Per Paul's earlier posts...no DS for the giveaway.   :-\

Yeah I had my stuff in there as well.

No big, just pissed i didn't score the extras for the giveaway.

So the drama continues.  Mine still show cancelled and the "pending" charges on the card are now gone.

But my Indiana Jones set is on "Back Order".
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Re: SDCC "Revenge of the Jedi" Death Star Mega-Box Set
« Reply #237 on: August 12, 2011, 09:48 AM »
Local guy got his today.

Mine is still DOA.  So I think I have missed the boat.

Oh and I lost the bet, he did indeed get the set.  In the Boxed Set Shipping box even.


This really sucks, Paul.  Sorry to hear about it.  You have very good collecting karma, and it really irks me that you weren't able to get the one Death Star set for a giveaway, and dealers were able to get dozens of them.
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« Reply #238 on: August 12, 2011, 03:08 PM »
I hear Wise is lining his Star Wars room with them.   ;)
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Re: SDCC "Revenge of the Jedi" Death Star Mega-Box Set
« Reply #239 on: August 16, 2011, 04:29 PM »
Local guy got his today.

Mine is still DOA.  So I think I have missed the boat.

Oh and I lost the bet, he did indeed get the set.  In the Boxed Set Shipping box even.

So no Indy set, Paul? Also, wasn't there going to be a contest here for a Death Star?

The mailman just dropped off a box with the Indy Set.  So it looks like we will be having a partial giveaway....