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Bonus figure vehicle sets - at Kohl's!
« on: May 2, 2005, 03:42 PM »
Hmmm... this is very interesting.  According to RS, the AT-RT has appeared now at Kohls - but with a Bonus Clone Trooper.

Check out this image -

http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=http://www.rebelscum.com/toys2005/AT-RT-Bonus-Clone.jpg

Regular price is $19.99 at Kohl's (doubt Kohl's would get an exlusive, but you never know, they do have a lot more Star Wars stuff than I would have thought).  If these show up at Walmart/Target/TRU, hopefully they will still be $14.99. 

Pretty cool that Hasbro has done this... maybe, just maybe they will start throwing in army-builders like this to help sell vehicles. 

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« Last Edit: July 20, 2005, 04:19 PM by JediMAC »

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Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
« Reply #1 on: May 2, 2005, 04:02 PM »
Cool, I could use both of these. I doubt it'd be an exclusive, but JCPenny did get some exclusives back in the POTF2 days, so who knows. I love bonus clones, everything should have bonus clones. :)
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Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
« Reply #2 on: May 2, 2005, 04:10 PM »
I love bonus clones, everything should have bonus clones. :)

I'd have a hard time arguing with that point!   :D

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Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
« Reply #3 on: May 2, 2005, 04:11 PM »
If everything came with a Bonus Clone, that'd be great.  With the molds tooled, the figure could easily get slipped into many different packages in future assortments, slight label change, and instant hit I think.

I'll be looking for these AT-RT's I know, especially since Kohl's often has sales.  They're like Penney's in many respects, and they ALWAYS have a sale going.  Unfortunately they're not all that common out here save for being near malls, so it'll be a trek towards a mall for me I guess to spot this.

I know I want more RT's though (crappy figure and all, the walker itself is fantastic I think), so if I get a Clone with it extra, more the better for me. :)
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Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
« Reply #4 on: May 2, 2005, 04:12 PM »
Some one, go to Khols and fetch me one.

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Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
« Reply #5 on: May 2, 2005, 04:23 PM »
Ummm... going off on a tangent here....... is the Turbo tank Drive the same armor type as the At-RT driver? If so why didn't hey use that guy with ball jointed legs? It'd be soooo much better but oh well. It's Hasbro I guess this should be expexted by now. ::)
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Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
« Reply #6 on: May 2, 2005, 04:25 PM »
I'm gonna have to track one of those bad boys down.  Hopefully I'll get one.  I love these AT-RTs, just when you think they are going to tip over, they keep walking.
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Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
« Reply #7 on: May 2, 2005, 04:34 PM »
I'd been planning on buying 1 or two more of these - glad I waited...

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Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
« Reply #8 on: May 2, 2005, 04:52 PM »
Sounds fantastic! I already have the AT-RT and I doubt I'll buy it again just because of this, but hopefully they do this same thing with other vehicles and sets (with battledroids instead of clones in the case of Seppie vehicles).
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Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
« Reply #9 on: May 2, 2005, 04:56 PM »
It's good business, if there was a clone with every vehicle, it would promote troop building and troop build must be good for business.

Now all we need to do is to convince Hasbro to double production and distribution on clones so I don't have to hunt for them.
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Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
« Reply #10 on: May 2, 2005, 07:09 PM »
While this is a very good concept, I can't see it being terribly succesful from a collector's standpoint, if only for the fact that the vehicles are expensive and those of us who already have the vehicles, in more cases than not, only want/need one of them.  At the very least though, the Clone looks to be the #6 version with no obvious differences, so it's not like there is anything really "exclusive" about it aside from the packaging.

That being said, it would have been nice had the ARC-170 included 3 Clone Pilots and a generic astromech; the Obi-Wan and Anakin starfighters could have included pack-in pilots for each; and the BARC Speeder could have included a Biker Sco...oh, it had one?  I thought that was an old Applause PVC that someone tossed in my box by mistake. :)

And distribution sucks because distribution has always sucked.  Hasbro's had 10 years to figure out distribution and case pack ratios and they haven't gotten any better at it in that time.  Just look at future case assortments and you'll see that many of the first 12 that aren't Vader are still being mixed in and I think we're going to have one hell of a summer ahead of us.

Somehow I don't think that the #7 R2-D2 is going to be in a whole lot of demand by the time the Mustafar Sound version comes out later this summer (or, by the rate things are going, next weekend).  ::)




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Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
« Reply #11 on: May 2, 2005, 08:12 PM »
Nice little army building set with the extra clone #6, I'll finally get a couple AT-RT's now.
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Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
« Reply #12 on: May 2, 2005, 08:39 PM »
This would put me in the market for an AT-RT as well.  Nice idea. 

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Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
« Reply #13 on: May 2, 2005, 10:09 PM »
On a related note, the preview Wookiee warrior is now being packed in with the BARC speeder as well. Gotta love bonus clones adn wookiees. :) ;D

Pretend it came from somewhere else though ::)
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Re: Bonus Clone Troopers!
« Reply #14 on: May 2, 2005, 11:24 PM »
Sweet! Good thing I haven't bought a BARC yet.

Although considering the spoilers I've seen, I think it would make more sense to put the Wookiee with the AT-RT and the clone with the BARC.... *scratches head*
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