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Re: 2012 TPM Multi-Troop Transport (MTT)
« Reply #120 on: February 17, 2012, 12:46 PM »
I will also buy one as soon as I see it. I'll buy a second on sale.
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Re: 2012 TPM Multi-Troop Transport (MTT)
« Reply #121 on: February 17, 2012, 03:13 PM »
I will also buy one as soon as I see it. I'll buy a second on sale.

Yeah I saw your post back on page 6 after I posted this AM. 

I do tend to buy right away when I see something I want in Star Wars/Marvel.  Sometimes if you hesitate you do get stuck paying secondary market prices. 
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Re: 2012 TPM Multi-Troop Transport (MTT)
« Reply #122 on: February 17, 2012, 05:10 PM »
Yes, I'll get one of each big item at full price, regardless of what it is.  I feel with as much as I've spent on this hobby and as much as I push for these bigger items, it would be hypocritical of me to wait for clearance - and if people like me aren't willing to pay the retail price, then I'm not sure we're going to see the big items continue into the future.

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Re: 2012 TPM Multi-Troop Transport (MTT)
« Reply #123 on: February 17, 2012, 05:55 PM »
Buying these big vehicles at full price really is necessary to keep the line going.  It stings the wallet to plunk down $100 plus for a single item...especially since the online collecting community has educated everyone about the clearance process at major retailers.

If anything, I think doing this is advisable:  buy an MTT/Turbo Tank/Shuttle for yourself at full price.  After that if you want to fleet build, then shop the clearances.  And keep in mind that clearances are also good for scoring some trade bait.  I wound up being able to get some good stuff because I had the foresight to buy some clearance Republic Gunships back in the day.
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Re: 2012 TPM Multi-Troop Transport (MTT)
« Reply #124 on: February 17, 2012, 06:30 PM »
I'm of the opinion that, if it's meant to be, it'll happen.  If not, it won't.  I'm not much for the "grassroots movement" in an effort to get more when these I think aren't always sound choices and moves by Hasbro.  $140 is, to me, outrageous for anything "big" they've made in the last several years, and this looks like less than the AT-AT in terms of toy (just my opinion) in every way.  With that in mind I just feel that if it's meant to be it'll work out and people will support it.  If not it won't.

I'm also of the opinion that if I never got this, I wouldn't care probably...  So the risk doesn't bother me.  The guy waiting on clearance because he feels it'll be inevitable is the one taking the real gamble...  I think 99% of people will buy it if they seriously want it though and not wait for price drops.
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Re: 2012 TPM Multi-Troop Transport (MTT)
« Reply #125 on: February 18, 2012, 12:39 AM »
I missed the release date for the MTT.  Anyone know when it's coming out?
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Re: 2012 TPM Multi-Troop Transport (MTT)
« Reply #126 on: February 18, 2012, 10:11 AM »
I think they said Fall 2012.  Maybe that means end of August?

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Re: 2012 TPM Multi-Troop Transport (MTT)
« Reply #127 on: February 18, 2012, 11:29 AM »
I missed the release date for the MTT.  Anyone know when it's coming out?

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Re: 2012 TPM Multi-Troop Transport (MTT)
« Reply #128 on: February 18, 2012, 12:20 PM »
Day late, dollar short.  This should be hitting store shelves NOW in order to capitalize on the theatrical release.
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Re: 2012 TPM Multi-Troop Transport (MTT)
« Reply #129 on: February 20, 2012, 11:44 AM »
At the moment my son wants this very badly.  Though he is on a Star Wars super high at the moment.  It would have to be a X-Mas or birthday present.  His birthday is in November.  So, there is lots of time for him to change his mind about it.   I like the vehicle myself.  I am glad Hasbro has actually made it.  However, I don't think it's really worth $140.  More like $100.  If that.  So, yeah.  I may end up waiting for this thing to hit the clearance aisle.  I have been kind of pissed off about the increasing prices of SW toys lately.  That is across the board.  $30 vehicles.  $10 action figures.  $18 deluxe sets.  $25 figure packs.  I don't think it's justified either.  So, if that helps lower the prices it's fine by me.  If they end up discontinuing items they can look in the mirror.  I know they will blame it on collector enthusiasm, but you kill that enthusiasm with ridiculous prices in a crappy economy.  Just my opinion. 

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Re: 2012 TPM Multi-Troop Transport (MTT)
« Reply #130 on: February 20, 2012, 04:06 PM »
I think crappy distribution kills collector interest more than anything else.
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Re: 2012 TPM Multi-Troop Transport (MTT)
« Reply #131 on: February 22, 2012, 10:19 AM »
amen
and hasbro never tries or does any better baout distro

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Re: 2012 TPM Multi-Troop Transport (MTT)
« Reply #132 on: February 22, 2012, 02:41 PM »
I disagree on that...  I think price hurts it far more.  I've seen every vintage wave, multiple times, just as I have in every year prior, and while some were harder to get (a lot harder) Hasbro is bringing many of those back out to retail this year.

What I've noticed though, is the sharpest decline in collectors ever, since 2008.  Since the major hikes in price, collectors have jumped ship like it's the titanic.  Retail seemed to slow down a bit...  Prices go up, people stop buying as much. 

Don't get me wrong, distribution isn't perfect, but I don't think that issue makes people bail on the hobby like pricing them out of it does...  Pricing them out affects everybody too, parents/kids/collectors.  The first two don't notice the distribution as much as the collectors, since they of course monitor that with a microscope. :)  Both can drive people away, but I think price ultimately forces a much broader group to avoid the line. 

Usually people finding what they want works itself out.  You see that all the time on the forums.  It starts with days, then weeks, then a month or more of people being vocal on what they cannot find, then they find it usually.
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Re: 2012 TPM Multi-Troop Transport (MTT)
« Reply #133 on: February 22, 2012, 08:03 PM »
It wasn't prices or distribution that hurt the line.  It was a Rebel Fleet Trooper without a holster.
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Re: 2012 TPM Multi-Troop Transport (MTT)
« Reply #134 on: February 22, 2012, 09:06 PM »
Didn't help for sure. 

If I had to put that to a finer point though, it was all the way back to 1999/2000 when they didn't even have removable helmets or articulation that the line truly was damaged.  I don't think it ever recovered fully from that, much like a wound from a morgul blade.
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