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Re: The Hobbit - Toy Line
« Reply #165 on: November 27, 2012, 04:54 PM »
Yeah, I'm sort of wondering if the other retailers are going to get these or not.  Not any word from WM or Target that I've seen, and you would think they'd want them out there with the movie a couple weeks out now.  I haven't been in our TRU for a week or two now, but every time I've been there it has still just been two pegs of the basic, 3 3/4" figures in the middle of the NECA/etc. action figure aisles, nothing else.  I'd expect they would have at least an endcap display soon with the movie release.

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Re: The Hobbit - Toy Line
« Reply #166 on: November 27, 2012, 07:08 PM »
I found a 5-pack of Bilbo, Thorin, Fili, Kili, and Dwalin  at Barnes & Noble today, so if you guys are looking, you might try there.

I'm pretty surprised at the lack of retailers carrying these. I'm personally not interested in the 4" line, but the 6" line, well, I'd like to see them.
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Re: The Hobbit - Toy Line
« Reply #167 on: December 2, 2012, 12:36 PM »
Found a big display of these at K-Mart like Jesse mentioned (thanks for the heads up!), so that was nice. Grabbed the 6" versions of Bilbo, Thorin, and Tauriel, and I have to admit, the 4" line looked great. Gandalf and Gollum were like little works of art, so I'll probably go back and grab some of those now.  ::)
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Re: The Hobbit - Toy Line
« Reply #168 on: December 2, 2012, 01:54 PM »
Finally saw all 5 of the 6" scale figures myself.  These look like they'll mesh nicely with the Toy Biz LOTR line.  Although Gandalf looks a good bit different from the FOTR versions we saw.
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Re: The Hobbit - Toy Line
« Reply #169 on: December 2, 2012, 02:33 PM »
I was going to grab Gandalf and Legolas, but I have so many of them from Toy Biz I didn't want any more. Though I'll probably grab them anyway.
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Re: The Hobbit - Toy Line
« Reply #170 on: December 2, 2012, 06:45 PM »
Saw a rack of singles at WM.  Way in the back, not even action figure aisle, hanging off the sideo f the endcap.  $7.88 though.  Cheapest anywhere and nullifies any 2-pack value ultimately really.

The rack of figures is only 2 wide and maybe 4 deep?  No 2-packs or anything else anywhere.  Price is right...  would like to see what the Warg and other bigger sets cost at WM now though.  WOuld their 2-packs be cheaper?  I could rejoice at holding out and maybe pick up one or two for the desk of shame.
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Re: The Hobbit - Toy Line
« Reply #171 on: December 2, 2012, 09:32 PM »
desk of shame?

Still the 2 packs are the best routes to go imo.  If you don't go the 2 pack route you miss out on Ballin (or is it Dwallin?) and Tauriel. 

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Re: The Hobbit - Toy Line
« Reply #172 on: December 2, 2012, 09:33 PM »
The Goblin King is Freaking HUGE!  I picked up that set off of TRU...truly amazing

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Re: The Hobbit - Toy Line
« Reply #173 on: December 3, 2012, 01:16 AM »
desk of shame?

Yeah, a catch-all of random nerd figures/toys/trinkets.  Gets a Movie Heroes light-up saber Vader, a Sauron LOTR figure, some little PVC Domo's.

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Re: The Hobbit - Toy Line
« Reply #174 on: December 3, 2012, 09:44 AM »
ah, I took shame as "bad toys"

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Re: The Hobbit - Toy Line
« Reply #175 on: December 4, 2012, 01:48 AM »
Nah, quite the opposite actually.  Toys I'd normally not collect the whole line per se, but had to have just one or two from a line because they're cool.

I do have all the mini PVC Domo's though.  I was hitting the bubble gum machine like I was 6 again.
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Re: The Hobbit - Toy Line
« Reply #176 on: December 5, 2012, 09:05 AM »
Saw some of these at Barnes and Noble last night...couldn't tell if the prices were better or worse than TRU.
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Re: The Hobbit - Toy Line
« Reply #177 on: December 13, 2012, 12:52 PM »
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Re: The Hobbit - Toy Line
« Reply #178 on: December 16, 2012, 09:44 AM »
excellent deal on these at TRU this week - BOGO 50% off

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Re: The Hobbit - Toy Line
« Reply #179 on: December 16, 2012, 09:04 PM »
I'm still sort of surprised at the toy roll out (or lack of) for these.  I haven't seen anything at WM or Target for these (or read of it elsewhere), and although our TRU slightly expanded their section (though not by much) it still is stuck in the middle of the NECA-type stuff in the back of the store (even on movie release weekend).  I mean, I don't expect that it is exactly an Avengers-style product push, but it really does seem subdued.  Our local TRU has two pegs for the basic figures (which as of Friday was all Bilbo and one Thorin), one peg for the two packs (which was all the Gandalf one), and a couple of the Goblin King packs.  That's about it.  I did pick up the Goblin king pack, but when I got it home my wife said that wasn't coming in our house, so it may be going back :).  Now with this buy one, get one 50% sale it might be better to return it and rebuy it with something else anyways.