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Offline CHEWIE

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3 Toughest SAGA Items to Find
« on: October 4, 2003, 12:48 AM »
So now that the SAGA toys have been out for about 18 months now, which ones have been the toughest to find?

My votes go as follows:

1 - Wedding Padme
2 - Ephant Mon
3 - Acklay Beast

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Re: 3 Toughest SAGA Items to Find
« Reply #1 on: October 4, 2003, 12:52 AM »
I'd say

Ephant
Deluxe Jango and Obi Kamino (Never saw those buggers)
Brown Coated Han (This better still be coming  >:()

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Re: 3 Toughest SAGA Items to Find
« Reply #2 on: October 4, 2003, 01:18 AM »
Scott...

Brown coat Han is still coming as far as I know...
I got a loose sample last week from my friend over in Hong Kong. Pretty cool... though I try to stay away from the brown vs blue war  :-*
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Re: 3 Toughest SAGA Items to Find
« Reply #3 on: October 4, 2003, 01:19 AM »
Deluxe Obi and Jango Kamino

And the Saga Imperial Officer Head Variants

And to a lesser extent Ephant Mon...

I've seen everything else at least twice, but most of what I listed I never saw.  Only Ephant and the blonde officer did I ever see (once) at retail.

That's a pretty sad fact for an army builder and a fan's choice figure.

The Obi and Jango Deluxe are just non-existant at retail...  Sad because the Obi's a great figure.
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Re: 3 Toughest SAGA Items to Find
« Reply #4 on: October 4, 2003, 01:23 AM »
Oops to add what I find to have been hardest so far...

Deluxe Jango & Obi Wan
Deluxe SBD builder & Spider Droid
12" Lando Skiff wave
12" Luke/Obi/Sidi Unleashed
Anakin & Dooku speeders

So far I have not seen four of the five above. I caught the speeders at Target way back in March and never saw again since...

All the others I never saw once on pegs or shelves anywhere. Thank the Lord for e-tailers...

Funny thing is I have seen a lot of other things at leasta  few times that many are still missing (i.e. Ephant, value packs, AF Gunship wave...).
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Re: 3 Toughest SAGA Items to Find
« Reply #5 on: October 4, 2003, 01:33 AM »
Wedding Padme & anything else that was never released up here!  :'(  
Ephant Mon never came up here ethier.
Unleashed waves. Not one figure was released here since Padmé Amidala came out!  :-\

Though I did get most of the figures through trades or buying, they were still tuff to get!

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Re: 3 Toughest SAGA Items to Find
« Reply #6 on: October 4, 2003, 02:30 AM »
Yeah, this list is definitely longer than just 3 items.

-Ephant Mon
-Anakin with swoop(Until recently)
-Darth Tyranus with speeder (until recently)
-Kamino Deluxe Jango Fett
-Kamino Deluxe Obi-Wan Kenobi
-Action Fleet Republic Gunship
-Action Fleet Slave I
-Action Fleet Republic Assault Ship
-Brown haired Imperial Officer
-12" Lando Skiff Guard
-12" Han Solo
-12" AT-ST Driver
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Re: 3 Toughest SAGA Items to Find
« Reply #7 on: October 4, 2003, 03:20 AM »
I can only add to this based on what I've been actively searching for.

1.) Imperial Officers (either variant)
2.) Ephant Mon
3.) Acklay
4.) Theed Hangar Darth Maul (one that isn't damaged in some way, u couldn't imagine how many times I've found one of these and either the saber is broke, or the bubble has been torn open)

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Re: 3 Toughest SAGA Items to Find
« Reply #8 on: October 4, 2003, 09:42 AM »
- Screen Scenes (all of them, until just recently)
- Acklay (got through a trade... never saw in stores)
- Trash Compactor Sets (took months and a long drive to find these)
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Re: 3 Toughest SAGA Items to Find
« Reply #9 on: October 4, 2003, 12:34 PM »
1. Ephant Mon - I never saw him in stores, and Austin only had two reports of him ever showing up.

2. Trash Compactor Sets - I never saw them. I don't even think they showed up here.

3. Deluxe Kamino Obi/Jango - They showed up once here, but I wasn't planning on buying them anyway.

4. POTJ Repack Wave - I've never seen this wave. I did see one Rebel Trooper, but that's it.

5. Wat Tambor/Padme Wedding Wave - Again, these showed up once back in July, but I haven't seen or heard from them since.

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Re: 3 Toughest SAGA Items to Find
« Reply #10 on: October 4, 2003, 02:30 PM »

Ashla & Jempa - Jedi Padawans
Barriss Offee - Luminara Unduli's Padawn
Aayla Secura

Should have never traded them away when I first had them...have yet to find them since.  :-\
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Re: 3 Toughest SAGA Items to Find
« Reply #11 on: October 4, 2003, 03:07 PM »
Oh, I forgot!  The Holiday 2-pack with C-3PO and R2-D2...and all of the Unleashed for 2003!
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Re: 3 Toughest SAGA Items to Find
« Reply #12 on: October 4, 2003, 08:07 PM »

Ashla & Jempa - Jedi Padawans
Barriss Offee - Luminara Unduli's Padawn
Aayla Secura

Should have never traded them away when I first had them...have yet to find them since.  :-\

Got 'em if you want 'em Beth!  Just drop me a line...   :-*

As for my list of hardest to find Saga...

1.  Holiday Droids/Trash Compactor sets (tie) - lucked upon an unopened case (on a crate still) of the droids once, a minute before closing and never saw them again.  Never saw the Trash sets.  Traded for all 4 of mine.

2.  Ephant Mon (wife found him once, picked up a couple others in trades)

3.  Acklay (saw it once early on, and only once again later on)

4. Unleashed waves from Slave Leia on (never seen 'em, just traded for the Leia)

5.  Last Action Fleet wave (saw them several times early on, but nothing since)

Oddly enough, the Deluxe Spider Droids and Super Battle Droid Builders were actually total peg warmers here in L.A. for a good month or two.  Wish I'd known folks would be needing these, or I'd have picked up a bunch more!  The two swoop bikes sat for quite a while here too when they were first released.  Weird how different the VHTF stuff is in different areas of the country...

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Re: 3 Toughest SAGA Items to Find
« Reply #13 on: October 4, 2003, 08:50 PM »
Really the only Saga items I have never seen in stores are the AF Republic Gunship, AF Slave 1 and AF Republic Assault Ship. And I still need all 3.

Other HTF items which I have seen only once in stores are:

Ephant Mon (found 4 then but was only time I saw them)
Holiday Droids (got last one on shelf)
Trash Compactor sets (got there after a fresh case was put out, never saw them again)
Wedding Padme (got the only one on the pegs)

Everything else I've seen more than once though many other items have only been spotted 2-3 times.

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Re: 3 Toughest SAGA Items to Find
« Reply #14 on: October 4, 2003, 09:50 PM »
I have yet to find Wat Tambor and Coleman trebor.  Those are the two hardest ones for me to find.