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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #195 on: September 18, 2005, 02:58 PM »
I don't think  most kids parents are going to buy these, which will ensure these sit at the current price. 

I would agree with this if they had a larger than 10,000 piece run. I've seen lots around here, but they don't sit for more than a day. I'm sure in some areas, some will hit clearance, but I think that that will be the exception, not the rule. But I hope I'm wrong.
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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #196 on: September 19, 2005, 12:57 AM »
They're not sitting around here, but they're also not hard to spot either I'm finding.

I got mine using the DPCI before they were to be out, then I saw a shelf full of them, and I was able to get a 2nd one.  THe same target is full of them again...  I've gotten one case's worth, and there's been a steady push at this somewhat out of the way Target store, so I dunno.

Great ship...  Enough of them shipping, I can see it starting to back up, but I don't know how they're spreading out the current grouping.  Seems like htis rather slow-traffic store got quite a few in though which strikes me as odd if it's a really limited run, but whatever.
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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #197 on: September 19, 2005, 04:03 AM »
I can't wait to get my hands on it!



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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #198 on: September 19, 2005, 09:04 AM »
I saw these again this weekend, at our other Target in town.  Two on the shelf.  I found them a week or two earlier at our "closer" Target, and those have since sold.  I don't know how long these two have been at this particular Target though.  I want to pick one up, but money's tight, and $40 does seem a bit high anyways.  I'm hoping for a clearance too, or I might eventually pick it up when there's a little more collecting cash.  Right now I'm saving that for the last few basic figures I need, and the Evolutions sets...if they ever show up here ;).

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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #199 on: September 19, 2005, 09:06 AM »
This ship is not bad, it looks weird because it was done the way it was supposed to be done.  But is it a nice ship.  I personally don't think there is enough plastic inside that box to justify the $40.  But I would have gotten a few at $30 and when it goes on clearance, I'll get some for sure.  After all, they are warming the shelves pretty nicely in my area (at all 4 Targets)

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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #200 on: September 19, 2005, 12:58 PM »
You know, I was just thinking about what if the price was lower? How many of these would I buy? I think they're great ships, but they are huge and take up a lot of space, so even if they were at a lower price point, I don't think I could pick up more than I bought already. And frankly, I don't have room enough for the ones I have. :P
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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #201 on: September 19, 2005, 01:57 PM »
You know, I was just thinking about what if the price was lower? How many of these would I buy? I think they're great ships, but they are huge and take up a lot of space, so even if they were at a lower price point, I don't think I could pick up more than I bought already. And frankly, I don't have room enough for the ones I have. :P

Yeah I agree.  Even if they were only $30, I would have still only bought one.  I know others here probably would have bought more though at a cheaper price...

As for the $40 price tag, in the end it doesn't really bother me.  Of course I wish they were cheaper (who doesn't), but I guess I kinda understand it.  I figure, to get the correct cockpit, it cost me $30 plus shipping from KB, so to pay another $40 to get the new wings, it just the price I have to pay I guess. 

Sure, I could be all noble and say I hate it, but in the end I'm a sucker who paid the asking price so I've really got no place to complain.  If I really hated the price, I would have had the courage to pass on it.   :-\

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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #202 on: September 19, 2005, 05:08 PM »
Saw my first one today. Meh. They'll shelfwarm. Maybe I'll pick one up if they go on clearance.
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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #203 on: September 19, 2005, 09:49 PM »
I'm gonna get a 3rd if they hit clearance.  Gotta love the ship, but it pained me to get two of them at the full price.  I just wanted a flanking "set" for a Vader TIE.  If these are sitting at all it makes me wonder if 10k is really the production number or if there's actually a bit of a higher total there.
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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #204 on: October 10, 2005, 09:45 AM »
A pair of TIEs have been shelfwarming at all three Targets near me. I doubt a mother would want to pick this huge, $40, vehicle for her son. It'll probably get bought when it goes on sale for $35, then $30, then $27, then all the way down to $0.77.  :P

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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #205 on: October 10, 2005, 05:55 PM »
I was observing that they aren't fast sellers here either, which I think is somewhat proof that there's a certain pricepoint where what people want and what people say they want are two different things, and that's about $40 I'd say.

I got 2...  Some stores have none on the shelves however I did a DPCI check at a store devoid of TIE's just out of curiosity and there they were in the back it said, so I dunno what to think about this one.  Clearance-bound they may be, which I sorta am hoping for so I can get a 3rd one (or more if they're cheap enough).

When the ARC-170 didn't move well at $30 I really began to think that ships are a dead thing for Star Wars.  An all-new and fairly nicely done ship for $30's a rarity for Hasbro, and for it to just sit there at that price is the kinda thing that is a death nail for future hopes.  The TIE's not gonna help matters even though I do believe it is overpriced personally.

I love the TIE but in my area I'd say I usually see one at every Target, one Target has 2 out still I'm sure, and then this one with none on the shelves had them in the back (or so the compy says).  That's not boding well for it.
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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #206 on: October 11, 2005, 09:36 AM »
I've seen at least one sitting at both of the Targets in our town for a little while now.  I still want to get one, but money is a little tight so I've been leaving it for now.  Plus, the Mrs. doesn't see the point in spending $40 for a ship I already have (except with bigger wings).  I sometimes feel that way too, and I do wish it was a tad cheaper.  I'd hate to risk waiting for clearance though, and would like to pick one up eventually.  I wonder how long these will be scheduled to be on the shelves, through Christmas or gone before that?  It would make a nice Christmas present ;), but I don't know if it will be there that long.

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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #207 on: October 12, 2005, 12:08 AM »
I saw them on my recent voyage to the US.  They are nice, I have to admit that.  But $40 is too rich for me for this ship.  If I can score one for $20-25 I'd be in, otherwise I'll live without it.
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Re: NEW TIE Fighter
« Reply #208 on: October 12, 2005, 10:08 AM »
There are a few of these sitting around here now too (and that's after sending a few away to Canada  ;)).

I really like this TIE and to me, I think it's worth the cash to get the biggger wing TIE, but I totally understand that $40 is a bit more than the "average" comsumer (moms and grandmas) would spend, especially when they can grab an ARC-170 or Mustafar playset for the kiddies for $10 less.

I'm sure a price drop closer to Christmas will be in order, and when the price drops even just by $5-10 I'm sure tehy will start to fly off the shelves...

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