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Re: Best Stormtrooper ????
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2005, 03:10 AM »
TRU's they still appear in.  That's all I hear at this point though.

I'd like more myself...  Tough to come by for me, but our own Kneel Before Zod (Rob) has quite a hefty army. :)  He found lots.

I found that the biggest floodgate opening of them was when Wal-Mart clearanced the OTC/VOTC and stuff that never saw pegs at that store wound up hitting pegs for $7 or less!  I got 3 Stormies that way actually.
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Re: Best Stormtrooper ????
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2005, 11:54 PM »
There's still some available online, but they run around $15-$20 each. That's how I got all of my ROTJ figures, as they never showed up in stores here, at least to my knowledge.

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Re: Best Stormtrooper ????
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2005, 02:04 PM »
Ughh, the ESB wave didn't even ship here to Iowa - everyone was clogged to the brim with wave one.

I had to pick up the ESB wave online and the ROTJ wave in some small podunk town for $13 a piece!   :o

And then TRU got some in a few months later!

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Re: Best Stormtrooper ????
« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2005, 11:26 PM »
I'm guesing VOTC aren't really in stores anymore ???

The weekend before last I picked up 3 at TRU for 9.99 each.  However, if it were an exclusive and 12.99 each, I'd have left them where they were  :D
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Re: Best Stormtrooper ????
« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2005, 11:44 PM »
I agree with everybody that the VOTC Stormie is the best ever.  The onlyl thing that I think could improve it would be ball-jointed hips like the AT-TE Gunner, but as it is now, the VOTC Stormtrooper is my favorite Star Wars figure ever (nostalgia not being a factor  ;) )
I actually picked up a VOTC Stormtrooper at my TRU this week during a toy-run.  TRU is the only place that seems to still be getting shipments of the VOTC figures in (a couple of weeks ago my TRU was fully stocked with the ROTJ shipment). 
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Re: Best Stormtrooper ????
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2005, 02:19 AM »
I nabbed two more tonight at TRU...  It seems the more remote the TRU, the better your chances of finding this figure as well...  I've found fewer the closer to the city I go, but the further out, the more there are....  They're definitely still landing at that store though, as it was less than a month ago I got what I figured would be the last one at that TRU.  They had more in back I guess, in a case that appears to be mixed with Yoda's and Lando's...  I see no other ROTJ figures than the Stormie though.
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Re: Best Stormtrooper ????
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2005, 03:28 AM »
I nabbed two more tonight at TRU...  It seems the more remote the TRU, the better your chances of finding this figure as well...  I've found fewer the closer to the city I go, but the further out, the more there are....  They're definitely still landing at that store though, as it was less than a month ago I got what I figured would be the last one at that TRU.  They had more in back I guess, in a case that appears to be mixed with Yoda's and Lando's...  I see no other ROTJ figures than the Stormie though.

no freaking way! I hit a tru today and they were filled to the brim with yodas and landos, something they didnt have the last time i visted there about 2 weeks ago. man I coulda potentially missed out on VOTC Stormies, blah!

oh and the best Stormtrooper is hands down....



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Re: Best Stormtrooper ????
« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2005, 03:35 AM »
I'd say it's very likely you missed on them...  I forget the case ratios for VOTC now though, but I DO recall there definitely was one that was mostly ESB figs with some ROTJ repacks.

Bummer you missed...  If you can get to one further out from the city, that's my best suggestion.  They seem more likely to have this stuff I've found.  :( 
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Re: Best Stormtrooper ????
« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2005, 03:42 AM »
I'd say it's very likely you missed on them...  I forget the case ratios for VOTC now though, but I DO recall there definitely was one that was mostly ESB figs with some ROTJ repacks.

Bummer you missed...  If you can get to one further out from the city, that's my best suggestion.  They seem more likely to have this stuff I've found.  :( 

I was just thinking of hitting this one TRU that I've rarely been to before cause it's a bit out of the way, but at the same time I never hear about any other people in my area going there. Will have to see if it's still around. And even though the Vintage Stormie is well Vintage, VOTC Stormie is still the best Stormie and probably the best Star Wars figure ever.

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Re: Best Stormtrooper ????
« Reply #24 on: May 19, 2005, 11:55 PM »
Old classic Takara

Koto Sandtroopers


Koto Stormtrooper


GG Sandtrooper


GG Mini Bust

GG Bust up VOTC Hybrid

Various Harbros

Custom Unleashed

Marmit and VOTC side by side

All the Marmits

New Attackus
 
Old WEG

Marmit modified

VOTC





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Re: Best Stormtrooper ????
« Reply #25 on: May 20, 2005, 02:01 AM »
Gregorbian...  I split your post off this one and am sending it over as a topic to Customs.  I'm 100% sure you're going to get every answer you seek there.  Not a hard swap, I can even help you when I'm done with this swap out. :)
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