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Re: OTC Carry Cases?
« Reply #15 on: August 2, 2004, 09:18 AM »

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Re: OTC Carry Cases?
« Reply #16 on: August 3, 2004, 08:33 PM »
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* New waves of the C-3PO and Darth Vader carry cases with different bonus figures are planned to arrive in stores late this year.

Is that really necessary?

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Re: OTC Carry Cases?
« Reply #17 on: August 3, 2004, 08:37 PM »
Is that really necessary?

of course it is. this way people who are completists will have to buy the same case - and the same figures - more than once. what's the matter with you jared?

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Re: OTC Carry Cases?
« Reply #18 on: August 3, 2004, 08:46 PM »
You shut up, Jersey boy.  Stop antagonizing us freaks, dammit!   >:(

Yeah, I cringed when I saw that news...  I generally (OK, always) collect anything with a visible packaged figure(s) in it.  I had a hard enough time swallowing the idea of potentially getting both of these cases here, with the 2 "exclusive" figures displayed in each.  Now that there's gonna be packaging variations with the included figures, I'm not quite sure what in the hell I'm gonna do...   :-[

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« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2004, 12:02 AM »
Picked up an opener today from Walmart. Strange that something so seemingly insignificant like a carry case could be such a well of nostalgic memories. I really love having one again, finally.  :)

Here's my question though - the backside of the case (uh, the back of his head) is a coarse texture, unlike the slick black plastic of the rest of the case. Is this a design thing, or did I get a funky one?

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Re: OTC Wal-Mart Exclusive Carry Cases
« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2004, 03:03 PM »
Just curious, but did everyone eventually see these carrying cases?  The two Wal-Marts here in Lincoln never had them at all, nor the "display" areas that they were set up on (with Galactic Heroes, etc.)  I guess they weren't necessarily something I "had" to have, but I wanted to pick up at least the Vader one, for nostalgia-ness.  I never had one as a kid, and always wanted one, so I thought I'd get one for the heck of it.  Could probably pick up a vintage one on ebay about as cheap though :P.  Anyways, just wondering if everyone saw these in their areas or not?  I know we don't have nearly as many Wal-Marts, etc. as some of you, but neither of ours had them at all.

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Re: OTC Wal-Mart Exclusive Carry Cases
« Reply #21 on: September 30, 2004, 03:10 PM »
I saw them at one Wal-Mart, they had quite a few too last time I was there.  The rest of the Wally Worlds here are the armpits of Wal-Mart...and that's saying something

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Re: OTC Wal-Mart Exclusive Carry Cases
« Reply #22 on: September 30, 2004, 05:23 PM »
The Walmarts here have been a bit iffy on these -- either they seem to have an abundance of them or none at all. When they initially hit, I was able to fing them in 3 seperate stores on those display palettes with no problem. The next time I saw them in any different of a setup was on OT DVD Tuesday, where a store that didn't have them previously put them into a big wire bin.

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Re: OTC Wal-Mart Exclusive Carry Cases
« Reply #23 on: September 30, 2004, 11:21 PM »
I've only seen these cases at one Wal-Mart around here (i don't hit them much since they're not good for new stuff right now), and the one WM they are at they actually have sold well.

They went from having a huge aisle display of these to having like 4 total (3 Vader and 1 3PO).  I'm surprised by that myself, but a lot of OTC things have sold oddly well...  The DVD 3-packs are non-existant here except the ANH one...  I never did get my ROTJ one. :(

WIth that said, they're not something that will sell over and over I don't believe...  This is the type of thing I can see a short run of them going well, but if Hasbro keeps pumping them out they'll have trouble selling the extras.  Just my take on things anyway.
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Re: OTC Wal-Mart Exclusive Carry Cases
« Reply #24 on: October 1, 2004, 12:25 AM »
I caught them on the last road trip to North Dakota/Minnesota we were on.  Back late August or early September, whenever it was.  Checked in at 3 Walmarts and all had the big ole display with the GH's and OTC figs.  The bins were full, so it must have been about when they arrived.  I did pick up the Vader one for much the usual reasons - nostalgia.  Could easily get a vintage one but I thought these were well packaged, two quaint figures and no risk of getting a piece of crap from an unscrupulous ebay seller.  Plus I actually got to see it in person before buying it, a fair rarity for me. 

Unlike Scott's armpits, the Walmarts in Fargo/Moorhead/Grand Forks aren't all that awful, they're pretty standard.  That means I hate setting foot in them, but they are more like a boil on Matt's ass than an armpit kind of thing.  I also found a Vader and Yoda VOTC in them, so I had little to complain about really.  Target is much preferred, of course.
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Re: OTC Wal-Mart Exclusive Carry Cases
« Reply #25 on: October 1, 2004, 09:24 AM »
For some reason its a Twin Cities Metro Area thing on Wal Marts, you head outstate or out of state and they become tolerable and well stocked for the most part.  Their inner city bretheren are the boil on the boil on Matt's ass

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Re: OTC Wal-Mart Exclusive Carry Cases
« Reply #26 on: October 4, 2004, 10:59 AM »
Well, as an update, we drove to the "south of town" Wal-Mart this weekend, and they had several of the carrying cases there.  I actually had the Darth Vader case in the cart, but in the end, ended up putting it back.  Spent quite a bit lately, so I'm holding off for right now.  I also got to thinking about it, while I'd really like to have one (for nostalgia I guess), I guess I don't really "need" it.  I started thinking, as a loose collector, what I would actually do with it.  I'm not going to use it to carry my figures around ;), so otherwise it would basically just be sitting there in our office.  Space is at a premium right now, so I'm holding out.  I might end up picking one up eventually though....but right now I think I can better spend the $22 in other collecting areas.

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Re: OTC Wal-Mart Exclusive Carry Cases
« Reply #27 on: October 13, 2004, 08:45 PM »
Any word on what the next figures included will be? I want to buy the 3PO case, but don't want to get a Cantina Han with it.
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