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As close as we can get to a solid clone case?
« on: May 9, 2005, 05:36 PM »
Today in Wal*Mart (after a good timed Phone Call from a certain P'Dubbs of the Sith) I find out that there are 5 or so clone commanders on the pegs. I cash my Tax return and speed to walmart. (I'm bad, I know.) Anyway, I get there and there are 7 on the pegs, and 10 number 6 clones, 8 pilots, and 1 Pollis Masson or whatever, and that Blue Senator with a stick. I asked some lady how many cases they set out, and she told me just one. Any reports like this? :o

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Re: As close as we can get to a solid clone case?
« Reply #1 on: May 9, 2005, 08:26 PM »
I did see 15 pilots yesterday at Walmart but nothing else new.  I rather see commanders and clones.
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Re: As close as we can get to a solid clone case?
« Reply #2 on: May 9, 2005, 08:47 PM »
Commanders and pilots peg warm here in Iowa, but I don't think we're getting solid cases of them (Palpy #35 warms too).

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Re: As close as we can get to a solid clone case?
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2005, 02:15 AM »
As long as it's Collection 1, there's really no problem at all getting those figures here. I fear with #41 and up that it might be a different story.
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Re: As close as we can get to a solid clone case?
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2005, 09:38 AM »
Yesterday my local WalMart got in like five or six cases of the Collection 1, Wave 5 figures (#41 - #44) and they didn't even put them all out. So at least up to 44 shouldn't be a problem.

I'm more worried about ANY waves post May 19th or at the latest, the week after.

That's why I think Hasbro is trying to rush as much to the market as they can - get as much out in the pipeline BEFORE the movie hits so if there isn't a post movie rush on the toys then at least they've sold through to retailers as much as possible (leaving the retailers holding the bag).
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Re: As close as we can get to a solid clone case?
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2005, 10:59 AM »
Maybe stuff is getting returned. There is only so much that can get sold on ebay for a profit.
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Re: As close as we can get to a solid clone case?
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2005, 11:08 AM »
Well - I know I recently returned some stuff - I had bought three Holo Yodas on the 10th of April and then over the month that followed - thanks mostly to by insane desire to buy as many Attacktix as possible - I acquired another four freebies - so I took the receipt for the three I actually bought and I returned three of them for TRU store credit (which I hope to use towards the TRU exclusive Anakin starfighter).

So I can definitely see how the glut of Clone Commanders and Pilots *might* be caused by returns, but if that were the case, there wouldn't also be the surplus of Exploding Grievous and Palpatine #35 as well... I just think that at WalMart plenty of Wave 4 and 5 collection 1 cases are starting to come in. I also think that it is incredibly smart that there are Clone Pilots a plenty around - especially since between both the Gunship and the ARC-170 you need a total of five of them just to fill all of the cockpits!
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Re: As close as we can get to a solid clone case?
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2005, 09:32 PM »
Today my closest TRU got in nothing but Collection 1 Wave 3 cases and were all (if I recall correctly) revision 3 casepacks. It sounds something similar to what you might have seen, Kevin. It included Clone Commanders, Clone Pilots, Magnadroids, 1 Yoda, 1 Vader, Palpatine and Exploding Grievous. There were at least 8 cases of those, which is enough, even if the clones are sold through, to choke out that TRU for at least the next week or two.

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Re: As close as we can get to a solid clone case?
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2005, 12:02 PM »
Once the Turbo Tank driver comes out, I think it would be awsome to get a solid case of clone army builders since they are all collection 1, accept the Gunner:P. It could go like this:

#6 clone x 1
#33 clone comander x2
#34 clone pilot x1
#38 clone gunner x2
#41 clone x 2
#49 Bacara x2
#54 Turbo Tank Driver x2

Or just exclude the Gunner and do two of each.

Makes sense.
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Re: As close as we can get to a solid clone case?
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2005, 01:55 PM »
From you post to Hasbro's distribution department. ;D

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Re: As close as we can get to a solid clone case?
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2005, 02:21 PM »
Once the Turbo Tank driver comes out, I think it would be awsome to get a solid case of clone army builders since they are all collection 1, accept the Gunner:P. It could go like this:

#6 clone x 1
#33 clone comander x2
#34 clone pilot x1
#38 clone gunner x2
#41 clone x 2
#49 Bacara x2
#54 Turbo Tank Driver x2

Or just exclude the Gunner and do two of each.

Makes sense.

The gunner has ****-sandwich arms. I wish they'd put the other clone arms on him...its not like they don't have the mold.
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Re: As close as we can get to a solid clone case?
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2005, 06:32 PM »
I haven't even notice the sandwich arms on the gunner until I read you post. :D

Now every time I see the gunner, I can almost here him saying hmmm hmm hmm hmm hmm toasty! :P

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Re: As close as we can get to a solid clone case?
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2005, 01:43 PM »
I haven't even notice the sandwich arms on the gunner until I read you post. :D

Now every time I see the gunner, I can almost here him saying hmmm hmm hmm hmm hmm toasty! :P

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Re: As close as we can get to a solid clone case?
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2005, 04:25 PM »
If you think about it, that is the only reason to remove the helmet.  For a big toasty sub. 

One thing that I like about the gunners is the leg artulation ;D.  Because of it you can have them riding both the AT-RT and the speederbike.  That is pretty cool, IMO.

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