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Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« Reply #240 on: July 7, 2004, 11:42 AM »
I don't usually like to order much online if I don't have to (and I've never ordered a case before), but if any case would be tempting, I think it would be this one.  I just have a bad feeling that the ROTJ figures from the VOTC will be by far the toughest to find (especially Boba Fett and the Stormtrooper).  Now if we could only see what they are going to look like (well, Fett, Chewie and R2). :)

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Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« Reply #241 on: July 7, 2004, 11:44 AM »
Still a little Baffling their propensity not to pack these 2x in each case.  I guess they want them to be spaced out and always have them on the pegs.  Perhaps alternate cases would have been the way to go here like the mixed up OTC ones are (and for the most part they do have alternate cases, just not collector friendly ones >:()

And thanks for the scoop Jeff, I'm all preordered and will hopefully pick up Chewie and R2 at retail

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Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« Reply #242 on: July 7, 2004, 11:58 AM »
Damn it

Wave 2

2x Yoda
2x Vader
2x Luke
2x Han

Wave 2.5

1x Lando
1x C-3PO
1x Yoda
1x Vader
1x Luke
1x Leia
1x Han
1x Obi-Wan

I'm now thinking of canceling Wave 1 and ordering 2 of 2.5

I know I'm cancelling my Wave 2 case >:(

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Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« Reply #243 on: July 7, 2004, 12:04 PM »
Dangit!

Stop switching case-packs around you monkeys!

I'm starting to think I whould cancel my pre-orders for wave 1 and do the same ...

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Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« Reply #244 on: July 7, 2004, 12:09 PM »
The only downside is they already charged me shipping on Wave 1 and you have to wait until August :-\

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Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« Reply #245 on: July 7, 2004, 12:16 PM »
Damn it

Wave 2

2x Yoda
2x Vader
2x Luke
2x Han

Wave 2.5

1x Lando
1x C-3PO
1x Yoda
1x Vader
1x Luke
1x Leia
1x Han
1x Obi-Wan

I'm now thinking of canceling Wave 1 and ordering 2 of 2.5

I know I'm cancelling my Wave 2 case >:(


No Lando or C-3PO in Wave 2 ???That sucks >:( Wave 2.5 is much much better ;D

Here is from SWS.com case break down:

Wave 2

Wave 2.5
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Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« Reply #246 on: July 7, 2004, 12:18 PM »
Yeah the EE Case Packs were updated today with info from Hasbro...they used to be the same as SWS.com

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Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« Reply #247 on: July 7, 2004, 01:18 PM »
What a headache!!  I have wave 1 and 3 ordered from EE and wave 2.5 ordered from SWS.  
I also have wave 2 on order from EE but I am going to cancel it as I don't need 6 Luke's and 5 Han's!!

PS:
I did a quick run today and no VOTC at my local Kmart.  
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Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« Reply #248 on: July 7, 2004, 01:43 PM »
Well,

I just cancelled my wave 1 / wave 2 / wave 2.5 pre-order and ordered 2x wave 2.5 cases instead...

I might have to wait a bit longer, but I'd rather not have all the unwanted extras.  Plus, it'll be cheaper since I have less cases to order and will save on shipping too.

Now, I just need will-power to pass on wave 1 when I find them at Retail...

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Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« Reply #249 on: July 7, 2004, 02:09 PM »
The only downside is they already charged me shipping on Wave 1...

Huh?!   ???

Are you talking about EE?  They just charged you the shipping cost, and that's it?  Or do you mean the whole thing?  Either way, if it's a pre-order that hasn't come in yet, they shouldn't be charging you anything.  That's totally bizarre...

I hopped on the Wave 3 pre-order bandwagon this morning too, especially after seeing the 2 Fetts and 2 Stormtroopers in there, like Brian already mentioned.  Can't risk missing out on those hot commodities!

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Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« Reply #250 on: July 7, 2004, 02:10 PM »
Yeah well I ordered the Wave 7 OTC Case in the same order.  They charge you the whole shipping cost when one part goes through.

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Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« Reply #251 on: July 7, 2004, 05:15 PM »
Well,

I just cancelled my wave 1 / wave 2 / wave 2.5 pre-order and ordered 2x wave 2.5 cases instead...

I might have to wait a bit longer, but I'd rather not have all the unwanted extras.  Plus, it'll be cheaper since I have less cases to order and will save on shipping too.

Now, I just need will-power to pass on wave 1 when I find them at Retail...

 :)

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Likewise,I just cancelled my Wave 2 order with EE,darn Hasbro and their case assortment changes. ::)  Placed my order for 2 cases of Wave 2.5 as I want 1 of each carded and loose. I've been checking daily when wave 3 would be on pre-order and like most everyone else I placed my order with EE,as I am certain these figs will be the most difficult to find at retail.  Thanks JD for another "first to bring you news" scoop!   ;D
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Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« Reply #252 on: July 7, 2004, 09:16 PM »
Thanks for the headsup on the EE preorders! Wave 3, preordered at last.

Oh boy, nothing really suits my needs now with those new case breakdowns. All I need from Wave 1 is now is a good carded Ben and 2 Lukes. Any way I work it, it's an exercise in determining which cases create the least amount of extras now. I'm going to shelf the whole thing until tomorrow.

I'm interested to see how retail will change all this worrying though. I mean, Kmart, of all places, got them first, and apparently here in SoCal across all the stores. That sure sounds to me like the major retailers will be onboard for these. Hopefully they won't reach a saturation point until after Wave 2 hits - if all I had to do was sweat getting Wave 3, case orders would be a lot easier.

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Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« Reply #253 on: July 7, 2004, 09:46 PM »
I think I'll just chance wave 1 at retail. I canceled my preorder at BBTS.

Waves 2 & 3 might be a pain in my ass. Especially 3.
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Re: Vintage OTC Figures
« Reply #254 on: July 9, 2004, 02:26 PM »
Well, I got my first taste of the OTC (well, VOTC) today.  I cheated a little and ordered a VOTC Han from Amazon.com, and it arrived this afternoon.  This was the figure I was looking forward to the most this year, and it really looks great.  I am usually a 100% opener, but I haven't found the strength to rip it off this nice looking vinty card yet.  This is really a case where I'd like to get two of each of these, they sure look purty on these cards :).  Aaahhhh...nostalgia.  I haven't checked the stores around town yet, hopefully these (or the OTC) are showing up as well.  I've seen one, now I want more :P