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ROTS - Battle Arena Assortment.
« on: March 1, 2005, 09:09 AM »
Hasbro has an update today on the Battle Arena assortment, Obi-Wan Kenobi vs. General Grievous’ Bodyguard and Anakin Skywalker vs. Count Dooku.

I don't think I'll be picking these up.

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Re: ROTS - Battle Arena Assortment.
« Reply #1 on: March 1, 2005, 10:09 AM »
Gah  >:(

I will probably buy these, just like I bought the lame Ep1 Deluxe with lightsaber figures and the stupid force flipping figures from Ep2 (thanks to my "I need 1 of every different figure" OCD  ::)), BUT I'll wait until they are on clearance for only $9.99 at TRU before I buy them though. 

That makes me feel a bit better... kind of... I guess.   :-\

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Re: ROTS - Battle Arena Assortment.
« Reply #2 on: March 1, 2005, 10:14 AM »
When I first heard about these, I thought they could be pretty cool....but after the pictures we have seen of them, I'm not too impressed.  I'm guessing I will be passing on all of these, unless they turn out to be better than they look...or if they go on super clearance.  I need to try to cut things out here and there to afford everything this year, and I think these are one of the first to get cut.

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Re: ROTS - Battle Arena Assortment.
« Reply #3 on: March 1, 2005, 10:21 AM »
Nope, not for myself.  I will skip these. 

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Re: ROTS - Battle Arena Assortment.
« Reply #4 on: March 1, 2005, 10:24 AM »
These are teh suck.  Passing on them.

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Re: ROTS - Battle Arena Assortment.
« Reply #5 on: March 1, 2005, 10:56 AM »
I actually think they look kinda cool... much better than the gimmicks with the EPI and EPII lines.  Count me in.  Might get two of the Obi Wan set.

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Re: ROTS - Battle Arena Assortment.
« Reply #6 on: March 1, 2005, 12:14 PM »
Table hockey action figures.  Cool :D
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Re: ROTS - Battle Arena Assortment.
« Reply #7 on: March 1, 2005, 12:55 PM »
Let's be honest, these are obviously for the kids, not the collectors.

...Unless you're a collector with kids!  Yeah, that's it.  This will be a lot of fun with my 3 year old.  Since she doesn't like bad guys, I'll have to be Grievous' Guard or Dooku.  Heh, heh, git 'em, git 'em, oooh I'm dead.   :-*


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Re: ROTS - Battle Arena Assortment.
« Reply #8 on: March 1, 2005, 01:00 PM »
I got the tablehockey vibe too...

Though, to me, without a real point/goal for them to acheive then I really don't see it as being TOO much fun.  Clanking your figures together saber to saber is fun when you're 10...  Or when you're 27 and you're 100% sure nobody's looking.

But yeah, not too interesting to me...  Basic figures intrigue me more.  If it really adds much to a set or something, cool then...  Otherwise just "eh".  Passable for clearance to me.
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Re: ROTS - Battle Arena Assortment.
« Reply #9 on: March 1, 2005, 01:18 PM »
I honestly think that they should set up a section of the aisle in each store that can be easily broken off and separated for these sets, the Attacktix stuff, and the Force Battler figures.  It would have a pre-attached "CLEARANCE" sign above it and would say "Come back in two months when nobody's bought any of this crap and get it for 1/10th its original price!"  ;D

So yeah, count me in on the clearance bandwagon.  There is something to be said for a variety of products, I think, but by the same token, there is something to be said for too much peripheral garbage all at once.

I have a feeling we'll be seeing the quote "STAR WARS TOYS UNDERPERFORM FOR HASBRO IN 2005" around this time next year, alongside Hasbro quotes of, "The support just wasn't there; we don't understand what happened."  ::)

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Re: ROTS - Battle Arena Assortment.
« Reply #10 on: March 1, 2005, 01:27 PM »
Well, I'm buying these.  They come off the bases.

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Re: ROTS - Battle Arena Assortment.
« Reply #11 on: March 1, 2005, 01:30 PM »
Yeah, Hasbro always looks at their data and act completely dumfounded as to how ****-sandwich ideas don't sell.
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Re: ROTS - Battle Arena Assortment.
« Reply #12 on: March 1, 2005, 03:55 PM »
I'll be waiting for the clearance, but only for the Obi set.  With the quality of the basic figures this time around, I don't need less good versions of the same character.

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Re: ROTS - Battle Arena Assortment.
« Reply #13 on: March 1, 2005, 04:41 PM »
Hmmm... the clearances...

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Re: ROTS - Battle Arena Assortment.
« Reply #14 on: March 3, 2005, 08:09 AM »
definitely not ::)