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Re: 2014 TRU "Battle on Endor" Battle Pack
« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2014, 10:31 AM »
I wonder why the timing on so much stuff is timed to hit the shelves during Comic-con? Gonna have to wait to pick this up, but hopeful there will be a decent sale to be had by the time I'm ready.
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Re: 2014 TRU "Battle on Endor" Battle Pack
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2014, 10:21 PM »
So I saw this at TRU this evening.  I figured it would be $59.99ish

$99.99   :o


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Re: 2014 TRU "Battle on Endor" Battle Pack
« Reply #17 on: August 3, 2014, 10:36 AM »
Holy sticker shock!  That price tag makes it very easy to skip a box full of stuff that I already own via other avenues.
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Re: 2014 TRU "Battle on Endor" Battle Pack
« Reply #18 on: August 3, 2014, 11:03 AM »
Yeah this was the biggest look and move on I think I ever did.

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Re: 2014 TRU "Battle on Endor" Battle Pack
« Reply #19 on: August 3, 2014, 01:22 PM »
When they clearance these out for $30 I might grab one, but $100 is beyond stupid.

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Re: 2014 TRU "Battle on Endor" Battle Pack
« Reply #20 on: August 3, 2014, 03:10 PM »
I don't really collect much Star Wars these days but I picked up the box and laughed at it last week.
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Re: 2014 TRU "Battle on Endor" Battle Pack
« Reply #21 on: August 4, 2014, 09:18 AM »
then you put the box down and walked out of the store?
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Re: 2014 TRU "Battle on Endor" Battle Pack
« Reply #22 on: August 4, 2014, 09:36 AM »
Then he bought three of them, he was laughing from pure joy.
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Re: 2014 TRU "Battle on Endor" Battle Pack
« Reply #23 on: August 5, 2014, 09:39 AM »
Saw the Battle of Endor set at $99 at TRU. What an insulting joke that is! I don't see how this is worth the price. The presentation sucks. The figures are just lined up in no action display and the ATST has half its parts missing. They should have included the bunker at that price. Between Hasbro's and ebay's prices this hobby has hit rock bottom. Hasbro isn't even trying on this one.
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Re: 2014 TRU "Battle on Endor" Battle Pack
« Reply #24 on: August 7, 2014, 10:18 AM »
Saw the Battle of Endor set at $99 at TRU. What an insulting joke that is! I don't see how this is worth the price. The presentation sucks. The figures are just lined up in no action display and the ATST has half its parts missing. They should have included the bunker at that price. Between Hasbro's and ebay's prices this hobby has hit rock bottom. Hasbro isn't even trying on this one.

I don't know if I would solely blame Hasbro for the price.  TRU is pretty good at marking things up unnecessarily high on their own.

I know 95% of us wouldn't really be interested at any price, but its hard to see your average soccer mom springing for this unless it gets down towards $65 or lower.

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Re: 2014 TRU "Battle on Endor" Battle Pack
« Reply #25 on: August 7, 2014, 10:30 AM »
Hasn't pretty much every one of TRU's "BIG" ($100+) exclusives ended up in their Holiday ads for big savings?   

When I see sets like this priced at $100 at TRU, I assume it's so they can put it in the early holiday shopping ads for "WOW - 30% OFF!" type deals.
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Re: 2014 TRU "Battle on Endor" Battle Pack
« Reply #26 on: August 7, 2014, 11:16 AM »
I remember TRU raised the price of the BMF so they could lower it back to the original price for their ad.
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Re: 2014 TRU "Battle on Endor" Battle Pack
« Reply #27 on: August 7, 2014, 12:27 PM »
When I see sets like this priced at $100 at TRU, I assume it's so they can put it in the early holiday shopping ads for "WOW - 30% OFF!" type deals.

Even at 50% it would be overpriced.

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Re: 2014 TRU "Battle on Endor" Battle Pack
« Reply #28 on: August 7, 2014, 05:02 PM »
Hasn't pretty much every one of TRU's "BIG" ($100+) exclusives ended up in their Holiday ads for big savings?   

When I see sets like this priced at $100 at TRU, I assume it's so they can put it in the early holiday shopping ads for "WOW - 30% OFF!" type deals.

Yep, I bet that's what will end up happening. The bastards.
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Re: 2014 TRU "Battle on Endor" Battle Pack
« Reply #29 on: August 8, 2014, 09:29 AM »
Getting a better look, even I'm thinking of leaving it sit. They'd have me if the paint job on the At-St was different, but it seems to be exactly the same as the K-Mart release.
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