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Re: TRU 2012 Speederbiker with Scout Trooper
« Reply #45 on: September 9, 2012, 03:13 PM »
Damn it, Jesse.  Now you made me wish I bought two.
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Re: TRU 2012 Speederbiker with Scout Trooper
« Reply #46 on: September 9, 2012, 05:24 PM »
I've got the solution for the stand issue;)

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Re: TRU 2012 Speederbiker with Scout Trooper
« Reply #47 on: September 9, 2012, 05:58 PM »
I'm being anal...  I want clear.  :-\

I oddly am enjoying the little gun...  This is just what I was looking for, for a project I'm working on...  Was gonna use the Rebel's trench gun but it's a little beefy for my intentions.  This might work.

It's still not as cool as a better paintjob, but that's me.
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Re: TRU 2012 Speederbiker with Scout Trooper
« Reply #48 on: September 11, 2012, 02:24 AM »
Does anyone have any comparison shots with the old bike? I'd like to see them side by side to see just how much of an improvement this new bike is over the POTF2 version.
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Re: TRU 2012 Speederbiker with Scout Trooper
« Reply #49 on: September 11, 2012, 08:20 AM »
Does anyone have any comparison shots with the old bike? I'd like to see them side by side to see just how much of an improvement this new bike is over the POTF2 version.

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In between posts raving about how x-store is stepping it up because somewhere one outlet actually got new product in. If they lived where I do, they'd probably never have any store reports.

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Re: TRU 2012 Speederbiker with Scout Trooper
« Reply #50 on: September 11, 2012, 09:01 AM »
In between posts raving about how x-store is stepping it up because somewhere one outlet actually got new product in. If they lived where I do, they'd probably never have any store reports.

LOL, that is too true. "Hey, I found something in a store! Ergo, these are hitting HARD EVERYWHERE NOW! What's wrong with you that you can't find this stuff?!?!"

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Re: TRU 2012 Speederbiker with Scout Trooper
« Reply #51 on: September 11, 2012, 12:54 PM »
Found and bought my two bikes today.  It's always warm fuzzies when new toys hit during a BOGO sale.  Used a $5 TRU reward coupon and paid just under $30 for my two sets.  Very pleased with that price, cant wait to open them up tonight when I get home! :) 
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Re: TRU 2012 Speederbiker with Scout Trooper
« Reply #52 on: September 11, 2012, 02:03 PM »
I went back to TRU today and ended up picking up the one speederbike that was left on the shelf (3 total so far).  Too bad it was the only one, would have been nice to take advantage of the BOGO sale.  So nicely done though, one of my favorites of the year - right up there with things like the BMF Falcon, BMF AT-AT, new Taun Taun, etc. with me.

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Re: TRU 2012 Speederbiker with Scout Trooper
« Reply #53 on: September 11, 2012, 02:20 PM »
Does anyone have any comparison shots with the old bike? I'd like to see them side by side to see just how much of an improvement this new bike is over the POTF2 version.
If they lived where I do, they'd probably never have any store reports.

I wouldn't panic since it's TRU...  I saw a TON of Yavin/Ewok packs when I picked up my Scouts, and I recall there was a bit of panic on that Ewok set when it first started shipping...  Now, it'll fall in line with other stuff they have.  By all accounts, stores aren't getting a big initial shipment it seems, just enough for their endcaps I guess, and that seems to be their MO...  Then they'll get more.  The only suck thing is not getting the sale price this week if you can't find them, but hey, they'll have another one of those too when these are around, I feel sure.
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Re: TRU 2012 Speederbiker with Scout Trooper
« Reply #54 on: September 11, 2012, 02:21 PM »
Oh, and Ryan, the size difference is SIGNIFICANT, especially at this scale...  It's one of those times you really look at one and the other, and see the one was more toy and the other is more collectible.  It's very impressive.
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Re: TRU 2012 Speederbiker with Scout Trooper
« Reply #55 on: September 11, 2012, 05:47 PM »
I just picked one up today (wish they had more than one), and holy ****, I love this thing. I need to get two more.
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Re: TRU 2012 Speederbiker with Scout Trooper
« Reply #56 on: September 11, 2012, 11:21 PM »
If I were self-involved enough to give out toy of the year awards, I'd give it to this new Speederbike...  It's everything I wanted since 1995.  For me it's more tiny replica than toy. :)
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Re: TRU 2012 Speederbiker with Scout Trooper
« Reply #57 on: September 12, 2012, 08:58 AM »
Agreed, and I also really like the scout. Once I figured out how to really pose him, he impressed me. Still not sure why there's two guns, but whatever.

I just wish this set was closer to $15. I would buy ten of them.
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Re: TRU 2012 Speederbiker with Scout Trooper
« Reply #58 on: September 12, 2012, 01:14 PM »
Spotted four of these this morning at a TRU that's kinda near work. They had nothing on Sunday but had four on the shelves today. Snagged two with the BOGO, and it really took self control to leave the other two. Thankfully I had to snag some Marvel figures for Former JediDefender Poster Famine, making them easy-ish to pass on.

I work overnights, so I won't get to check it out too much til later, probably this weekend, but it's awesome enough just staring at it through the box. And the BOGO makes it even more awesome. All of the ones I saw had good paintjobs too, so I'm wondering if Jayson just got unlucky with his?

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Re: TRU 2012 Speederbiker with Scout Trooper
« Reply #59 on: September 12, 2012, 02:10 PM »
Of the 3 I got, the paintjobs were all good...  factory mistakes happen, so no real biggie, I guess.  It could've been any figure or ship I suppose.  I got a TIE Pilot in an Endor pack that has a malformed leg.  It sucks because he's really hard to pose.
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