Author Topic: Cantina Sets String - Sets 1 / 2 ....3 anyone?  (Read 4179 times)

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Re: GET YOUR MANTIS NOW!~!!! Cantina showing up
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2004, 06:08 PM »
Nothing here in Pitt yet.  Soon though I hope.  Soon...
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Re: GET YOUR MANTIS NOW!~!!! Cantina showing up
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2004, 07:15 PM »
Hit two on the way home.  Nada.  Although, there were labels on the shelves for them. Either missed em or are not out in the east yet.  Will check again tomorrow. 

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Re: GET YOUR MANTIS NOW!~!!! Cantina showing up
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2004, 11:27 PM »
Found 3 more of these on the way home tonight - all SMASHED.  Apparently this is a serious problem with these sets.  No idea what's going on with the case packing of these, or the handling, or what, but every one I've seen looks like it had a fat ass cow sit down on the top of it.

Anyway, I snagged 'em in case any of the openers here need 'em.  Just LMK.  Dave, I've gotchya.

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Re: GET YOUR MANTIS NOW!~!!! Cantina showing up
« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2004, 11:40 PM »
Dave, I've gotchya.

you da man... but you know that already  ;D

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Re: GET YOUR MANTIS NOW!~!!! Cantina showing up
« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2004, 12:16 AM »
Matt, if ya wind up with an extra, I may take it off your hands unless someone from somewhere sans K-Marts needs it.

You know me...  I'll take crushed boxes usually. :)

This is a set I'm definitely not wanting to miss out on, and hopefully they arrive in Pitt soon.  I'm keeping my eyes open.
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Re: GET YOUR MANTIS NOW!~!!! Cantina showing up
« Reply #20 on: August 13, 2004, 02:01 PM »
Yeah, I've kinda got you on that list too Jess, but was going to hold out for a little bit, in hopes that you might be able to find one out there yourself, so you don't have to pay shipping charges on this one.  Sucks that I found these the day AFTER I sent your package out...   >:(  Otherwise, I could've just tossed one in there with the rest of your loot.

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Re: GET YOUR MANTIS NOW!~!!! Cantina showing up
« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2004, 02:07 PM »
Thanks Justin!  ;D

No luck yesterday.  Hit both Kmarts in the area and all they had was an empty shelf spot for them.

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Re: GET YOUR MANTIS NOW!~!!! Cantina showing up
« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2004, 10:15 PM »
SCORE!

Went this evening to grocery shop and hopped off at KM too, and low and behold they just started putting them out.  They're abut $21 a set (yikes).

I got two perfectly mint ones, and that was it.

Now, I'm gonna hope they just hadn't put out stuff yet...  They had boxes lying around yet to put things up so I'll be looking for extras.  I think there might have been more there.

I don't have the $ at this exact moment, but I'm gonna try for at least one next week.  I should have some $ coming in from stuff I unloaded.  I'll try to help one of you guys out if I can then.
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Re: GET YOUR MANTIS NOW!~!!! Cantina showing up
« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2004, 12:46 AM »
Really glad people are getting these I was able to score a loose set off of eBay for around $30 total
 
I'm wondering if the preorders I had with Brian's Toys so long ago are being honored on this new set?

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Re: GET YOUR MANTIS NOW!~!!! Cantina showing up
« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2004, 02:21 AM »
That's a good Q.  It's, more or less, what the pre-order was for, but in different packaging.  What if yu just pre-ordered one figure though?  Hah!  :)
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Re: GET YOUR MANTIS NOW!~!!! Cantina showing up
« Reply #25 on: August 15, 2004, 10:08 PM »
Still have yet to see this, but I don't think I'm in any hurry to buy it anyway. I was kinda wishing these were released with the bars like the Wal-Mart exclusives so I'd only have to buy Kitik, but it's good to get the figure anyway.
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Re: GET YOUR MANTIS NOW!~!!! Cantina showing up
« Reply #26 on: August 15, 2004, 10:42 PM »
I think I'm going to pass on this.  Not sure yet though.

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Re: GET YOUR MANTIS NOW!~!!! Cantina showing up
« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2004, 10:28 PM »
I guess there is an additional positive for this cantina set #1 being released:
Now you complete-ists can pick up your Saga Carded Set... cheaper!

I've noticed that with the confirmation of Cantina Scene #1 box sets hitting stores, the eBay price of the Saga carded versions are dropping from $150 to as low as $35!

$35 BIN Kitik

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Re: GET YOUR MANTIS NOW!~!!! Cantina showing up
« Reply #28 on: August 17, 2004, 02:15 AM »
Yeah...  Wow those are major pricedrops.

I kinda laugh at people who paniced on this one, ya know?  I talked to some comic-book guy at the local toy show during comic-con earlier this year, and he bragged about getting a set and claiming they cost him "$100" or so...  Went on abut how these would easily cost $500 for a set.

Guess not.

A personal note on these...

What's up with their A) Lips (if they have them, and namely Wuher), and B) the fact that everyone looks like they were cleaning out what must be the most plugged toilet in Mos Eisly?

I guess this answers the age-old SW question of: "What color is alien poop?"

It's all brown judging by Wuher.
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Re: GET YOUR MANTIS NOW!~!!! Cantina showing up
« Reply #29 on: August 17, 2004, 04:28 AM »
Found 3 more of these on the way home tonight - all SMASHED.  Apparently this is a serious problem with these sets...

Well, I'm pleased to report that this isn't necessarily always the case, as I found 3 more sets tonight, all pretty mint.  Very relieved I am...

Paint jobs still suck though.   :P
« Last Edit: August 17, 2004, 04:29 AM by JediMAC »