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Offline Darth_Anton

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« on: June 18, 2013, 01:58 PM »
I just pre-ordered the Biggs, Luke, Padme and Vader from TRU.com. BOGO 1/2 off.
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Re: Recent purchases
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2013, 02:23 PM »
I thought about it, but last time something like this went on there were cancellations and you had to fight them...  I am not even going to try I think.
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Re: Recent purchases
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2013, 07:43 PM »
I'm going to pre-order 1000 Padme's in order to create artificial shortages.  >:D

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Re: Recent purchases
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2013, 04:26 PM »
It's not Black Series, but I couldn't resist this bargain I found at Walgreens today:

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Re: Recent purchases
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2013, 09:55 AM »
Well that beats the price of the General Rieekan ($13.99) IS still at my local RiteAid.

Anyway, finally found the black series at Walmart. I picked up Padme and Biggs. They had the entire wave.
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Re: Recent purchases
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2013, 10:12 PM »
First half my TRU order arrived today. Vader, Biggs, Padme and Luke. Yeah, about the bubbles, Biggs came detached from his card.
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Re: Recent purchases
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2013, 10:54 PM »
Weird my Biggs and Padme were fine.
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Re: Recent purchases
« Reply #7 on: September 1, 2013, 06:02 PM »
I found about a set and a half at a Walmart and 50% of the figs were bad cards and rest were at least ok or perfect...  A near complete set at a Kmart were all perfect except 2 that seemed stolen not accidental...  I'd say its possible this card issue is a factory error could work itself out...  Like he green helmets I believe were a demolding agent issue at the factory.
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Re: Recent purchases
« Reply #8 on: September 1, 2013, 06:08 PM »
By the way, my TBS 3.75" find was in a smaller Walmart where they had the TBS absent on planograms...  Meaning it seems that, at least some cases anyway, some of that WM planogram panic was unfounded or a little premature.
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Re: Recent purchases
« Reply #9 on: September 4, 2013, 09:25 AM »
By the way, my TBS 3.75" find was in a smaller Walmart where they had the TBS absent on planograms...  Meaning it seems that, at least some cases anyway, some of that WM planogram panic was unfounded or a little premature.

Not when it comes to the 6" line, it wasn't. They whiffed badly on that one. That's a valid complaint, IMO.
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Re: Recent purchases
« Reply #10 on: September 4, 2013, 02:32 PM »
6" it seems they're wait and see...  Tough to blame them since at TRU target and wm I'm now seeing some of the same guys routinely...  Still early tho, but once things hit $20 I don't blame any retailer for taking a step back.
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Re: Recent purchases
« Reply #11 on: September 4, 2013, 07:21 PM »
I've only picked up the 6" inch Sandie (yeah, wrong thread).  I've passed on the 3.75" stuff for now.  I'm only tempted by Padme - maybe - and I've yet to see her.  Once I see her and have her in hand, I'll decided.  Otherwise, it's mostly pass for me on this wave.

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Re: Recent purchases
« Reply #12 on: September 4, 2013, 07:38 PM »
It's honestly a decent group...  I like Biggs and plan to buy several for customizing average height X-Wingers, finally...  His headsculpt swaps with the TIE Pilot Biggs, for those not digging it.  I think it's passable though.

I like the green Clone well enough...  Scout, blah.  Vader's KINDA neat but I've not bought  yet.  Padme and Luke are the highlights IMO and the hardest to find...  Luke's a needed update in skin tone to that 2007 figure, plus he has the correct blaster...  I like teh colors overall on this update though, not just the skin color.

It's a better wave than it's getting credit for but far from a wave of "Wow!" to most...  Nice updates though.  Nicer than I think people are saying around the web.  This first wave, and all first waves really, needed a Cantina dude and a new droid, even if it were merely a repaint.  A CW decoed BAD sculpt astromech?  I'd take it.  And any Cantina person, even re-using some bits, would've been welcomed.
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Re: Recent purchases
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2013, 08:56 PM »
I finally saw some of these at Target today so I picked up a Clone Pilot  and Biggs.  Boy these things are going to be difficult for carded collectors.  I saw a couple of figures with the card back half off on the pegs and the Biggs came off the card at the register!

Also, the helet will be staying on the clone pilot...without it, he looks like Jango's retard cousin!
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Re: Recent purchases
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2013, 11:07 AM »
I'm only tempted by Padme - maybe - and I've yet to see her.  Once I see her and have her in hand, I'll decided.  Otherwise, it's mostly pass for me on this wave.

Was out yesterday and bought Padme, so I've seen them all on the pegs.  Was tempted to get Luke due to Jesse's promotion of him, but since I already own the old version, that ruled me over.  I found these at a Target that had only a TVC Battle Droid on the pegs for the longest time, so I was surprised to see a fresh case on the pegs.  At TRU, I finally got to experience the bubble coming off the card on 3 figures.