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Re: Battle Packs (5 figure sets)
« Reply #75 on: July 11, 2005, 09:00 PM »
I just found the Jedi vs. Sith Battle Pack at K-Mart tonight. $21.99 plus Iowa's share.

I haven't opened it yet, but as soon as I do and my camera is recharged, I'll get a pic or two up.  :)
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Re: Battle Packs (5 figure sets)
« Reply #76 on: July 12, 2005, 10:05 AM »
Cool, i hope to find that set its the only Battle pack i want.
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Re: Battle Packs (5 figure sets)
« Reply #77 on: July 12, 2005, 01:46 PM »
And therein lies the problem.

Nobody wants the OT set.  Everyone will be clamouring for the Jedi vs. Sith set (for Assaj and Obi-Wan).

The packs are great ideas - but the turds will warm the shelves and stores will not reorder because nothing is scanning out at the register.

The Hoth set and the OT set (name ?) will sit. 

Obviously the Temple Raid set will fly (if it even makes it to the shelf).

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Re: Battle Packs (5 figure sets)
« Reply #78 on: July 12, 2005, 04:35 PM »
I like the HOTH one
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Re: Battle Packs (5 figure sets)
« Reply #79 on: July 12, 2005, 04:45 PM »
Unreal... why are they so stupid?  Why pack in any POTF2 Snowtroopers at all?  Why not something a little more intelligent, like two SAGA Snowtroopers and an AT-AT driver?

The Temple set rocks, but I wish it didn't come with a Clone Pilot.

I'll stay away from the other OT set, but might pick up one of the Hoth ones.

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Re: Battle Packs (5 figure sets)
« Reply #80 on: July 12, 2005, 05:14 PM »
As expected, here's my cynical and pessimistic prediction:

1.  Battle Pack 1 ships to retail in a case by itself.  These sell moderately well, and retailers reorder the next case in twice the amount they ordered the first.

2.  Battle Packs 2 and 3 ship to retail in a case that also includes another Battle Pack 1.  After initial sales to carded/boxed completists, the Battle Packs begin to sit.

3.  Battle Pack 4 (the Hoth pack) ships to retail in a case that also includes more of Battle Pack 3 (the OT one, which will be the worst selling one of the initial three, IMO), and due to the lackluster figure selection of the Hoth set, and the increasing glut of the OT set, the fourth case assortment never makes it to retail.

4.  Hasbro cancels the fifth Battle Pack (the one that everyone wants out of the five anyway; once again, Hasbro wastes the best for last) citing lack of retail support and/or collector interest, and three years from now, they finally release the 501st Clone as a single carded figure in the regular action figure line.

I hope that doesn't happen, but I'm not going to touch the first four Battle Packs with a ten foot pole (damn you Lisa and your restraining order!  I shall burn an effigy of you with the school bullies!), and the fifth is the only one that I'm at all interested in.  Naturally, it will be the most difficult to find of them all.

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Re: Battle Packs (5 figure sets)
« Reply #81 on: July 12, 2005, 05:22 PM »
Hey I read somewhere that the Temple and the Hoth Pack will be exclusive to Toys "R" Us. I can't recall where but I'll do my assigment and post the link here. And if nobody notice the Snowtrooper with the e-web repeating blaster is SAGA not POTF2.

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Re: Battle Packs (5 figure sets)
« Reply #82 on: July 12, 2005, 05:32 PM »
The temple 5 pack will get my money...3 501st clones, nice!  Should have been 4 of them though...what's with the clone pilot being thrown in, anyway?  The hoth 5 pack is a thumbs down...I can pass that one up to get an extra temple pack!  

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Re: Battle Packs (5 figure sets)
« Reply #83 on: July 12, 2005, 06:00 PM »
Hey I read somewhere that the Temple and the Hoth Pack will be exclusive to Toys "R" Us. I can't recall where but I'll do my assigment and post the link here. And if nobody notice the Snowtrooper with the e-web repeating blaster is SAGA not POTF2.

Ok my mind play tricks to me, but this was what I read from that other s[/i]ite....

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Clone Troopers Coming To Toys "R" Us
Posted by Curto on June 27, 2005:
    We've gotten early word that an army of Clone Troopers will descend upon Toys "R" Us stores this holiday season, by way of a trio of exclusive 3-pack sets.
  • Search For Yoda includes 3 red-colored Clone Troopers (aka Shock Troopers)
  • Jedi Temple Raid includes 3 blue-colored Clone Troopers (aka 501st Legion)
  • Attack On Utapau includes 3 orange-colored Clone Troopers
    These will most likely be repaints of the Deluxe Clone Troopers sets, although this is not confirmed at this time.

    Stay tuned for more details as they are revealed!
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Re: Battle Packs (5 figure sets)
« Reply #84 on: July 12, 2005, 06:02 PM »
Hasbro can only dream of making something this good:

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Re: Battle Packs (5 figure sets)
« Reply #85 on: July 12, 2005, 07:00 PM »
Maybe I should start spending my money on customs!  That Veers is super-super cool!

The Hasbro sets are crummy.  But I think that the first three will sell well to parents and kids.
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Re: Battle Packs (5 figure sets)
« Reply #86 on: July 12, 2005, 08:35 PM »
Meh... more repacks.

I'll pass.

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Re: Battle Packs (5 figure sets)
« Reply #87 on: July 12, 2005, 08:43 PM »
If the packs have those crummy statue clones, I'm gonna scream
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Re: Battle Packs (5 figure sets)
« Reply #88 on: July 12, 2005, 11:46 PM »
Anybody notice that crappy Rebel vs. Empire set? It looked to have SAGA Endor Han, Throne Room Vader and Luke, Cloud City Chewie, and Commtech Stormie. Definate pass.

Well I'm passing on the Hoth set (why do the OT sets suck so much?), definately getting the Temple set. I'll get the Jedi vs/ Sith one if I see it.

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Re: Battle Packs (5 figure sets)
« Reply #89 on: July 13, 2005, 12:51 AM »
I want the Jedi Vs. Sith set and the 501st sets...  They're nice enough.

Those other ones though...  Blech.  It's a shame that sets that are aimed at keeping people's attention who otherwise would quit the hobby (or grabbing the attention of prospective new customers) have that one hook for the die-hards (the 501st set) which of course comes towards the tail-end of the line when things often have a chance of being tougher to find.

It would be the set people want the most of too, wouldn't it?
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