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Re: TRU "Jabba's Rancor Pit" Battle Pack
« Reply #45 on: July 2, 2015, 09:15 AM »
See to me the new TRU one looks like the old Jabba Goo one with a new head. The Walmart one is nice and long with a much better head. No, she didn't say that.  ;)
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Re: TRU "Jabba's Rancor Pit" Battle Pack
« Reply #46 on: July 3, 2015, 07:18 PM »
Well, this sucks.  I guess the days of offering multipacks that are either all new or all repacks are over.

Been over for years. Remember that great Snaggletooth that required you to buy a 3 pack with a reissued Fett and Tusken Raider to get him? (unless you bought him from China).
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Re: TRU "Jabba's Rancor Pit" Battle Pack
« Reply #47 on: July 5, 2015, 09:38 AM »
Ironically enough, with all of this Jabba discussion, I just had an issue with my home's air conditioning system that may explain why Hasbro went back to the well on Jabba so quickly.

Long story short, my AC broke down about two weeks ago and was out for two days during some pretty hot and humid days with only fans for air circulation. Anyway, even with the AC back running, I checked Jabba out and he was (for lack of a better word) "sweating" on the bottom part of his body. It was as if life was imitating art, as Jabba was literally covered in a layer of slime, which has also covered the top of the dais where he sat.

I was able to clean him and the dais off with warm water, and there was no staining, discoloration, or deterioration noted, but there's no doubt that it was a combination of the rubbery material and the AC failure that led to this happening. 

Maybe Hasbro doing a new one was to get a more durable mold out there, but it sucks that it's in a 130 buck exclusive pack that I have no interest in buying. Oh well, if the past is any indication, they'll use the hell out of this ,old and we will be seeing it again soon enough. Until then, if the 2010 Jabba falls apart (or if my AC decides to be a PITA again), my 2004 Ultra Jabba will be a fine sit-in.

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Re: TRU "Jabba's Rancor Pit" Battle Pack
« Reply #48 on: July 5, 2015, 08:21 PM »
Well, this sucks.  I guess the days of offering multipacks that are either all new or all repacks are over.

Been over for years. Remember that great Snaggletooth that required you to buy a 3 pack with a reissued Fett and Tusken Raider to get him? (unless you bought him from China).
Strangely some people defended that move...the weird love of retro packaging clouds minds.


Oh yeah...THAT.  I think people seemed inclined to give Hasbro more of a pass on that Target exclusive TVC 3-pack set because of the packaging, a brand new figure, the inclusion of an army builder (Tusken Raider) and Boba Fett (perennial fan favorite) all at a sub $20 price.

With the Jabba / Rancor set?  We're still in somewhat uncharted territory.  This is ONE new figure in a set that's priced at well over $100.  That's where this situation differs so much from the Target exclusive set and is so out of line.
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Re: TRU "Jabba's Rancor Pit" Battle Pack
« Reply #49 on: July 5, 2015, 11:59 PM »
The 'Scum list the Villains Set at $24.99 retail.  I think many folks waited for clearance. I never found them on such, and just bought one online from someone who probably found the sets on deep discount.

Mostly the reissues in the past were one reissued figure in set of mostly new (a few clone wars sets), with some oddities like that ROTS 9 pack with some silver Vader. Though that was when figures were $5, so a $40 set of 9 figures....seems hard to believe today. Harder to believe that was Kaybees exclusive. I thought they were defunct by then....must be because the one locally had already closed. (2009 when they all folded...)

Ironically enough, with all of this Jabba discussion, I just had an issue with my home's air conditioning system that may explain why Hasbro went back to the well on Jabba so quickly.

Long story short, my AC broke down about two weeks ago and was out for two days during some pretty hot and humid days with only fans for air circulation. Anyway, even with the AC back running, I checked Jabba out and he was (for lack of a better word) "sweating" on the bottom part of his body. It was as if life was imitating art, as Jabba was literally covered in a layer of slime, which has also covered the top of the dais where he sat.

I was able to clean him and the dais off with warm water, and there was no staining, discoloration, or deterioration noted, but there's no doubt that it was a combination of the rubbery material and the AC failure that led to this happening. 

After opening mine up, my impression of the Wal-Mart Jabba was that the rubbery parts felt cheap and won't hold up over time. I'm not surprised. Though, I was expecting the material to tear.
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Re: TRU "Jabba's Rancor Pit" Battle Pack
« Reply #50 on: July 9, 2015, 02:19 PM »
If you absolutely have to have this set ASAP and don't mind paying the full $130 for it, you can order one now at ToysRus.com.

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Or, if you absolutely, positively have money to flush down the toilet, you can pre-order one for $195 at BBTS:-X
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Re: TRU "Jabba's Rancor Pit" Battle Pack
« Reply #51 on: July 9, 2015, 07:20 PM »
Whoa ho ho! 

Yeah, even at the $130 I'd not even be willing to pick up that for the bits and pieces I wouldn't mind having more of, much less just for Jabba himself.  I'm sadly most interested in getting another Gammie Guard haha. 

BTW my WM Jabba is not sweating and my room can get uber humid since I don't have central air, just window units.  Humidity/heat have been a problem in my collection room/office for years, one I'm finally finding some solutions to this year.  I checked Jabba and he must've used some Goldbond powder because he was dryer than a popcorn fart.
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Re: TRU "Jabba's Rancor Pit" Battle Pack
« Reply #52 on: July 13, 2015, 03:03 PM »
I just read the great review the JD main page linked to... nice comparison shots with the 2010 Jabba. Of course the new one suffers from shoddy paint apps which is pretty unacceptable for the price. The reviewer does end up recommending the set for people who need the Rancor (aka me) so I'll be picking one of these up when they hit TRU retail.

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Re: TRU "Jabba's Rancor Pit" Battle Pack
« Reply #53 on: July 15, 2015, 07:35 PM »
I feel interested in buying that.