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Ep. 1 figures back at retail?
« on: April 12, 2003, 11:57 PM »
I found this fig last night at walmart, they must have found an old box because I also found and got potf lando and leia boushh. I only saw this fig of the queen once and that was in Dec 99. Up for trade or sale.
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Re: Found ep1 amidala coruscant fig
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2003, 02:14 AM »
Very, very strange find indeed. This also could have been someone taking the figure back to the store just recently. I had a "harder" time finding this figure when she was out originally. Nice score.

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Re: Found ep1 amidala coruscant fig
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2003, 09:39 AM »
When she was originally released she was out and about.  I definitely picked her up back then, because I think it's a very nicely detailed figure.
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Re: Found ep1 amidala coruscant fig
« Reply #3 on: June 5, 2003, 01:09 PM »
This was very hard to find when it was first released in the UK. I only ever saw 2 in TRU, both on European cards, in November / December `99. I bought one and opened it up; itís the one I still have loose in my collection. There was never any sign of the US carded version at that time.

Then, around September 2001, she started turning up in large numbers on both Euro and US cards, and dirt-cheap too. At the moment I have 3: 1 European loose (TRU 7.99GBP), 1 European carded (99p  :o  ), and 1 US carded (again 99p).

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EP1 back at Retailers?
« Reply #4 on: October 8, 2003, 11:24 AM »
 :)

I have been hearing rumors that the EP1 figures were going to be released at Retailers again at the end of this year, anyone know anything, please confirm.  Thanxs!
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Re: EP1 back at Retailers?
« Reply #5 on: October 8, 2003, 07:43 PM »
I've heard some people talking about that in other forums, but I don't think I've heard a confirmation about that.  I could only assume that retailers still have EP1 figures in stock still, and that they just want to get rid of them.  Now you know that there won't be any of the hard-to-find figures like Sio Bibble, Queen Amidala Ascention Gun, TC-14, R2-B1, etc. because the employees probably got first dibs on those.  We'll get a bunch of Jar Jar's and what-not filling the pegs.  If I see any EP1 stuff I'll probably buy it, because there were some great figures in that line.
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Re: EP1 back at Retailers?
« Reply #6 on: October 8, 2003, 07:48 PM »
All I can say that is there are still EP1 items on the shelves of a few stores around me in Green Bay- earlier in the year Shopko blew out the remaining EP1 figs and KB still has some on the discount racks.  I think that if any do hit shelves agin it is going to be the overstock from wharehouses.    Like Chris stated if there are certain figs I will pick up more but the harder to find ones will not see the daylight. so expect alot of Mauls and Qui Gons  ;)
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Re: EP1 back at Retailers?
« Reply #7 on: October 8, 2003, 08:04 PM »
I had not heard anything about this as of yet.

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Re: EP1 back at Retailers?
« Reply #8 on: October 9, 2003, 10:44 AM »
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Oh, man that sucks i heck of had my hopes up to walk in the TRU store, and see some Queen Amidala (Battle), Sio Bibble, Darth Sidious (Holo), R2-B1 hanging on the pegs, i really did.  But thanks anyways, do you know if there is anyway i can ask an employee if they can see if they have any EP1 figures in their wherehouses.?
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Re: EP1 back at Retailers?
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2003, 11:19 AM »
Anyone have any news yet?
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Re: EP1 back at Retailers?
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2003, 02:16 PM »
I scored , YES, YES, YES, YES, WOAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

I finally got my EP1 figures , finally, i have been waiting for 4 years to get these new figures.  They are all on MOMC, i am so excited with Star Cases and everything i mean woah!!!!  I can't beleive i scored these.  I took a trip to a comic store in Pleasant Hill, CA and was shocked, i mean totally shocked, when i saw the new stuff they had on the pegs, decked out new stuff.  Woa, i can barely breathe i am still hyped up about it.  But anyways, they had the following figures for $8.99 each:

Darth Maul (Sith Lord),
Darth Sidious (Holographic),
Destroyer Droid (Battle Damaged)
All the Battle Droids all Variations,
Sio Bibble,
Naboo Royal Guard,
Jar Jar Binks (Naboo Swamp),
R2-B1,
TC-14,
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Knight),
Qui-Gon Jinn (Jedi Master),
Pit Droids 2-Pack

and the one and only my fav:

QUEEN AMIDALA (BATTLE)

it was totally awesome, ver emotional day it was, today!!

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!  I got everything, my collection is complete!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: EP1 back at Retailers?
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2003, 08:43 PM »
But anyways, they had the following figures for $8.99 each:

Darth Maul (Sith Lord),
Darth Sidious (Holographic),
Destroyer Droid (Battle Damaged)
All the Battle Droids all Variations,
Sio Bibble,
Naboo Royal Guard,
Jar Jar Binks (Naboo Swamp),
R2-B1,
TC-14,
Obi-Wan Kenobi (Jedi Knight),
Qui-Gon Jinn (Jedi Master),
Pit Droids 2-Pack

You got all those HTF figures for only $8.99 each?  WOW!!!    :o
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Re: EP1 back at Retailers?
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2003, 08:56 PM »
I scored , YES, YES, YES, YES, WOAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

they had the following figures for $8.99 each:

Darth Sidious (Holographic),
Sio Bibble,
Naboo Royal Guard,
Jar Jar Binks (Naboo Swamp),
R2-B1,
TC-14,
Pit Droids 2-Pack

QUEEN AMIDALA (BATTLE)

That's an incredible score on the above figures (I removed a few of the easier ones though).  At only $9 a pop, you definitely saved yourself some decent dough.  Well done!  Congratulations on finishing up your Episode 1 collection too, and for maintaining the patience in doing so, thus earning you a good savings on them.  Patience always pays off eventually!  So are you going to go after POTJ now?

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Re: EP1 back at Retailers?
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2003, 10:51 AM »
I know, man i could not believe my eyes, and then when he said all for $9.00 i wanted to faint, this guy cut me a great deal, and i praise him for that, i saved about 100.00 bucks, awesome.  But yea now i do need to finish up my POTJ collection!
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Re: EP1 back at Retailers?
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2003, 02:25 PM »
i got the Queen Amidala (Theed Invasion) figure today at TRU, for a discount at 2.99.
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