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Re: Saga Purchases
« Reply #60 on: November 14, 2004, 03:47 AM »
I guess that was my thought on it exactly Jared, in that his word is taken with a lot of weight behind it, yet it is a regional observation and I'd say his region is the exception on this one, and not the rule from what I hear.

Antilles is a figure I would buy another couple of if I saw them, but damned if I can't find one in my area...  And I was out last night thinking about this and I honestly didn't see many Dodonna's at all either.  I saw one on a HORRIBLY trashed card at a Target.  That's it.

At the same Target sits Hoth leftovers (mostly soldier and R-3PO) among some other 03/04 stuff, and the odd OTC remnant.  Not much.

It's like the guy who sees dozens of VOTC and says they're pegwarmers.  Maybe for him, but even the ANH wave in my area moves...  Slowly at WM's where it was overordered, but ya know I don't see many Luke's or Leia's at all anymore, and Han/Ben is dwindling.

ROTJ comes into stores (Target/TRU) by several cases at a time, and they always sell out.  I saw a LOT of Boba Fett last night though, but the sheer # of him implied to me that EVERY other figure in the case blew out of there, and he seems to be selling too. 

I don't think Star Wars has jumped in popularity all of a sudden...  The blitz surrounding the DVD's wasn't exactly awe inspiring or anything.  I just think good figures are proving that they WILL sell.  Be it $10 pricetags or not. 

And I guess trashing the Antilles figure, which ironically was an old review of mine that we just got posted, and one in which I praised the figure quite a bit (even with his few drawbacks), just happened to be an instance where it stuck out to me.  I just didn't agree with the sentiment at all.  To me, he was a figure LONG overdue and I think he's done very well at retail.
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Re: Saga Purchases
« Reply #61 on: November 17, 2004, 07:16 PM »
He still has two up in the same auction. The big concern is the quality of the cardback. He's been using a single image group for every auction. I'll try to take a shot when mine arrives - he shipped it yesterday, apparently. I'm a lazy ebayer and didn't bother asking him beforehand.  :)

I'll see what yours looks like before I order one from him... but that's a damn good price.

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Re: Saga Purchases
« Reply #62 on: November 18, 2004, 03:32 PM »
I'll see what yours looks like before I order one from him... but that's a damn good price.

Speak of the devil, it arrived today. It's mint.  :o Wasn't expecting that. The guy friggin' rules. I'm so happy I could pee myself.

EDIT: The pic, uploaded on aol, the world's shittiest image host:


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Re: Saga Purchases
« Reply #63 on: November 18, 2004, 10:03 PM »
Hmmm... more and more tempting every day. Good addition to the collection Jared, and at a great price.

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Re: Saga Purchases
« Reply #64 on: November 19, 2004, 06:46 PM »
Awesome pick-up there Jared!  I look forward to seeing it in person so I can swap it with the ****** C-4/5 one that Scott sent me, when you're not looking!   8)

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Re: Saga Purchases
« Reply #65 on: November 20, 2004, 05:53 PM »
Minor, but since I discovered the Antilles arm swap and how it makes him a completely better figure, I am now on an Ozzel/Antilles kick and trying to scarf up what's left.

Ozzel's just as tough to find here now, so I'm having a rough go, but my lady picked up two Antilles at her local WM tonight.  Limb swap on the way, and then head swaps down the road for them.

Yay!
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Re: Saga Purchases
« Reply #66 on: November 20, 2004, 06:07 PM »
Jesse, do you boil and pop for your headswaps, or do you cut?

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Re: Saga Purchases
« Reply #67 on: November 21, 2004, 12:07 AM »
Boil/pop for everything, never cut.  It's not condusive to good figures afterwards I've found.
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Re: Saga Purchases
« Reply #68 on: November 24, 2004, 01:28 AM »
Not that I purchased any of them, but oddly enough, several of our local Targets got a bunch of Saga Hoth and Tatooine wave figures in today.  Weird...   ???

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Re: Saga Purchases
« Reply #69 on: December 15, 2004, 01:59 PM »
My local Target just got in a ****load of Luke and Anakin cup sets. There's got to be about twenty of each.

Still no Leia, though.  >:(
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Re: Saga Purchases
« Reply #70 on: September 17, 2006, 09:31 PM »
I picked up a carded blonde-haired Imperial Officer and deluxe Jango w/ snap-on armor today at a toy show for $5 each.

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Re: Saga Purchases
« Reply #71 on: January 9, 2007, 09:22 AM »
I just got another Imperial Forces At-St driver and Tie Fighter pilot from a trade.
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Re: Saga Purchases
« Reply #72 on: January 25, 2007, 10:22 PM »
Got 4 loose Clone Pilots in the mail.  ;D
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Re: Saga Purchases
« Reply #73 on: February 23, 2007, 07:37 PM »
Scored a Battle of Hoth set with my much wanted R3-A2 on ebay for $15.   ;D  He's the only one I wanted, but since he goes for $20 by himself, I figured what the hey.

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Re: Saga Purchases
« Reply #74 on: February 26, 2007, 09:40 AM »
I recently scored another two tie fighter pilots, one from a scummer and the other from a local shop. I should have another on the way.
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