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OTC Wal-Mart Exclusive Carry Cases
« on: July 13, 2004, 10:30 AM »
Seems like it.

Hasbro announced today that they'll be showing off Wal-Mart exclusive C-3PO and Darth Vader carry cases at this year's SDCC booth.

Yea!   More re-hashed goodness!  ::)

Once upon a time, the GH Seer, The Swami, predicted these may come with a figure as well, but no official confirmation on that.

Anyone gonna actually buy these?  

Not me... unless they do have pack-ins which are new, but somehow I highly doubt that.  :(

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Re: OTC Carry Cases?
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2004, 11:56 AM »
I agree.  I won't be interested unless the figure is "unique".  It would be a good time to offer that unreleased Bespin Capture Vader.

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Re: OTC Carry Cases?
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2004, 12:21 PM »
Pass...Plano Tackle Boxes are much more practical

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Re: OTC Carry Cases?
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2004, 01:42 PM »
I may buy them :-[

They are rehashed vintage carry cases, but they are mint condition rehashed vintage carry cass.  If I'm only displaying them rather than using them for their intended purpose, wouldn't mint be better than risking ebay and getting some pile of crap for my money?  After all, so many sellers on ebay are completely honest when grading vintage material (no, the arms don't hold a position and sure, the weapon is a repro but there's not really much paint loss, other than the hands.  And feet.  And head.  but no doubt in my mind it is easily c9.5) ::)

Besides, odds are they will go on clearance for maybe 25% of their original price.  Yep, I'll be picking them up.  
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Re: OTC Carry Cases?
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2004, 10:29 PM »
This just in from Comic-Con!

C-3PO case includes Cantina Han and Mechanic Chewie!

Darth Vader carry case includes Carkoon Fett and Stormtrooper!

I wish I could be more excited, but more repacks = me no buy :(

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Re: OTC Carry Cases?
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2004, 07:24 AM »
Even though I will pass on this crap, it just pisses me to no end that Cantina Han is yet released again ???What is this the 5th or 6th release of this figure? I loved this figure when it was first released in the Commtech line, bu now I loathe it just for the fact that it is everywhere. Hasbro has definitely run out of ideas.

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Re: OTC Carry Cases?
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2004, 09:27 AM »
What is this the 5th or 6th release of this figure?

Sadly... it's more like #7 for Cantina Han.

1 - CommTech carded
2 - 2003 Saga carded
3 - 2004 HoF carded
4 - 2004 OTC carded
5 - Target Figure w/Cup set (wave 2)
6 - Sam' Club OTC Falcon Pack-In
7 - C-3PO Carry Case Pack-In

And we probably haven't seen the last of him either...

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Re: OTC Carry Cases?
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2004, 12:18 PM »
Didn't they just make a superior VOTC Cantina Han?  B.S.

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Re: OTC Carry Cases?
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2004, 12:47 PM »
Does anybody know which Stormtrooper it is? I'm guessing it's the Commtech/HoF/OTC version.

I'm going to be passing on these. I need no more duplicates of those figs.
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Re: OTC Carry Cases?
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2004, 04:41 PM »
I'm picking them up, because I'm stupid like that.

I always thought those things were pretty spiffy back in the day, though the only carrying cases I had for my SW figures were the Laser Rifle and Bandolier.
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Re: OTC Carry Cases?
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2004, 06:10 PM »
Couldnt really make out the pictures that well on the case but here is a question.  Were any figs shown in the case which have not been released yet, or were any more rehashes in there?

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Re: OTC Carry Cases?
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2004, 10:04 PM »
They're more rehashes. 3PO comes with Mechanic Chewie and Cantina Han (again) and Vader comes with POC? Fett and the CT Stormtrooper, a figure which we could all use more of, IMO.
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Re: OTC Carry Cases?
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2004, 09:55 AM »
I will probably pick at least one of these up as well.  I always wanted one as a kid, but never had one (probably one of the few, I know).  I had the Falcon and the Chewie Bandolier that I used to haul my figures/weapons around.  I know I often read/hear that the Vader case was a dime a dozen in the vintage days, and it didn't even hold the figures all that well, but for some reason I just thought it was cool.  Anyways, I'll probably try to pick the Vader one up for sure, maybe both, we'll see.

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Re: OTC Carry Cases?
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2004, 09:43 PM »
I got the PotF2 3P0 as a kid and think a Vader would do nicely next to it (too bad it's not electronic; I don't need room for figures). I don't mind getting a Boba or a Stormie either. Those are two figures I can always use in a scene. As for Han  and Chewie with the 3P0 case? Please, give me a break! ::)
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Re: OTC Carry Cases?
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2004, 04:55 PM »
Here's the stormtrooper from the Vader case. It's the kitbashed TRU 4-pack version with Sandtrooper arms: