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Re: Pegwarmer of the Year Award
« Reply #15 on: April 2, 2003, 12:29 AM »
Oh my, welcome to Canada.  

Walmart has only either rebel soldier (beard) or Han Solo and not much of either.  

Zellers (~Kmart, but Canadian) is bare for the most part.  

TRU - pick whatever figure you'd like from the original 23 Saga figs.  I think I can still find at least one of everything and about a gazillion of Nikto, female Tusken, Saesee Tinn....

Or were you talking about POTJ where Sabe, Shmi and Mr. Removable pants can still be found at full retail?
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Re: Pegwarmer of the Year Award
« Reply #16 on: April 2, 2003, 11:14 AM »
I still can't for the life of me figure out why retailers haven't clearanced any of this stuff yet... ???

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Re: Pegwarmer of the Year Award
« Reply #17 on: April 2, 2003, 11:22 AM »
I'm going to agree 100% with ya Brent. Very sad the stores up here.    >:(  :(  :'(
I just with they would get rid of the warmers like those POTJ line at high prices & get the new stuff here.
I guess that will be a cold day in Canada.  ;D

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Re: Pegwarmer of the Year Award
« Reply #18 on: April 2, 2003, 04:33 PM »
hands down the award should go to Mace Windu he is everywhere!!!

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Re: Pegwarmer of the Year Award
« Reply #19 on: April 4, 2003, 01:57 PM »
Sidebar: What a difference a week makes.

I went back to the same Wal-Mart this afternoon and every single Taun We and Luminara Unduli figure was GONE. Not moved to the clearance aisle, VANISHED. Over 70 figures cleared away to make room for a case or two of new stuph, including Obi-Wan (Acklay Battle), Mace (Total Control), Dooku (Hangar Battle), Anakin (Secret Ceremony), and R2-D2 (Droid Factory).

Now if I can stumble across Padme, the Library Droids, and some Padawans, I'll be doing okay!

(It's about frickin' time, Wal-Mart!)
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Re: Pegwarmer of the Year Award
« Reply #20 on: April 4, 2003, 02:41 PM »
[sarcasm]I hope they ship those pegwarmers to my local Wal-Mart[/sarcasm]

Stores really need to look into the term called: clearance

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Re: Pegwarmer of the Year Award
« Reply #21 on: April 4, 2003, 02:53 PM »
I wouldn't expect to find them anywhere outside dollar stores. Not even KB would touch these.

It's times like this I wish there were vending machines that could reconfigure action figures for five bucks and the required raw materials. "I'd like a Marmit Clone Trooper, please. Here's a bucket of Taun We figures." Recycling at its best!
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Re: Pegwarmer of the Year Award
« Reply #22 on: April 4, 2003, 03:02 PM »
recycling would be great. My local store still have the some of the first 23 not to mention scores of battle droids and suoer BD, Han, .. I have only seen th e newer figs once and that was 2 beat up figs at a shopko.

 And just to add my local KB has tons of the 25th 2 packs and even EP1 figs still out. They are a strange store . They have the jedistarfighter with Obi for 12.99 but want 22.99 for the regular version. Gunships for 49.99 anyone? ::)
« Last Edit: April 4, 2003, 03:04 PM by Reconsgt »
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Re: Pegwarmer of the Year Award
« Reply #23 on: April 4, 2003, 03:08 PM »
On a totally unrelated note...plastic is made based off components recovered from Oil.  I was thinking today of a common War Protest chant "No Blood For Oil"...

Perhaps it should be: "No Blood For Oil Unless it Is For the Creation of Star Wars 3 3/4" Action Figures or their larger 12" Counterparts"

I also have often thought of the fact that a lot of product can be shipped right back to the factory and placed in ye olde extruder and made into something new...maybe I'll do that in my basement :P

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Re: Pegwarmer of the Year Award
« Reply #24 on: April 5, 2003, 02:46 AM »
Chicagoland area... Mace Windu.
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Re: Pegwarmer of the Year Award
« Reply #25 on: March 26, 2004, 10:58 AM »
Nope!  I am updating this, cause we have new pegwarmers for the 03' line.  So here are the pegwarmers here in NorCal:

1. Imperial Dignitary #1 & 2. - tons of them still, tons!!!

2. Animated Clone Wars Series - Asajj, Anakin, Mace, Obi are all down the drain, Wave 2 seemed to do so much better!

3. Re-Cared - Aayla Secura, Barriss Offee, Luke Skywalker (Throne Room), and Padme Amidal (Secret Ceremony)

4. Achk-Med Beq - tons of this bartender too!

That is all I can think of right now at the moment!

Oh wait!!

Clone Wars - Wave 1 - Anakin Skywalker and Yoda.  I have never seen so many ugly Skywalker's on pegs since Episode 1!
« Last Edit: March 26, 2004, 10:59 AM by Mainland05 »
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Re: Pegwarmer of the Year Award
« Reply #26 on: March 26, 2004, 11:11 AM »
Its pretty much the same around here Mainland, the biggest pegwarmers are:

Dignitaries - both of them at Target, Wal-Mart, and TRU
Bail Organa - nice figure, but pegwarming big time at TRU and some Wal-Marts
R-3PO - another nice figure, but I have seen quite a few lately
Achk-Med Beq - I've never bought one, but if I want one I shouldn't have to worry...he's everywhere :).
repacked figures - not terrible, but I've seen quite a few of the younglings, Aayla, and Barriss, as well as a couple SC Anakins.  Nothing too bad though.
Animated Clone Wars - sold really well at first, starting to sit.  Only some of them though (Asaaj, Anakin, Obi, Dooku seem to be the worst around here).

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Re: Pegwarmer of the Year Award
« Reply #27 on: March 26, 2004, 01:51 PM »
Yes, I forgot to mention Animated - Dooku too!

Also, R-3PO and Ayy Vida, I see them everywhere.  Also, Ashla & Jempa and Yoda & Chian, since they are included in that Wave 15.

Did not know where to post this, so I will put it here, put damn this guy looks evil!

« Last Edit: March 26, 2004, 02:05 PM by Mainland05 »
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Re: Pegwarmer of the Year Award
« Reply #28 on: March 26, 2004, 02:55 PM »
It's the tag team menace of Ack-Med and Dignitary #2.  

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Re: Pegwarmer of the Year Award
« Reply #29 on: March 26, 2004, 03:43 PM »
Hoth Rebel Soldier anyone?  This craptacular piece of plastic swarms most TRU's in my area.

As does Bail, the 1st Dignitary, and sadly R-3PO.

Wal-Mart isn't exactly devoid of TRD Luke or Hoth Han as well.

Two more craptacular figures (I don't care what anyone says about the Han...  He's pre-posed, has an action feature, and he still needs a resculpt as much as Endor Han) that sit stagnant on my local shelves.

Can I count Duros and Bespin Guards as pegwarmers of the decade though?  To hold on that long at TRU is something special.  Bespin Guards are even GOOD figures too.  :(
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