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Re: ROTS Purchases
« Reply #15 on: April 6, 2005, 04:46 PM »
Well, outside of three figures (Holographic Yoda, AT-TE Gunner and Polis Massan) and one vehicle (AT-RT), I'm officially caught up on the collection for the moment.  I found an ERG today at a K-Mart, and despite my efforts to attract the attention of a sales associate to open the case on the pallet to be stocked, I ended up opening it myself.  There was only one in the case and I felt really bad about opening the thing and taking one figure, but oh well.   ;D

The figures that haven't been selling isn't what surprises me (Tarffuls and Obi-Wans as far as the eye can see), but the figures that are selling.  If it's anything Grievous (other than the Force Battlers), it goes fast.  The larger vehicles (the Jedi Starfighters, the Wheel Bike, the Tri Droid, Gunship, and the ARC-170) are practically nonexistent.  12" Sidious is tough, but not as tough as the Grievous seems to be.  I saw the Dooku lightsaber in the new style box at a local WM today, and it looks as if Obi-Wan's lightsaber is the most popular of this assortment.  I still haven't seen the AT-RT anywhere, and no sign of those Battle Arena things either.

Also, the Attacktix and Force Battler lines are neck in neck for winning my "Clearance Aisle Award of the Year" at this point.  The only thing that is helping the FB line avoid that is the Vader, which seems to actually be selling (relatively speaking). 

So, not that anyone asked, but my haul at this point:

-Basic Figures 1-37, 40 (both Royal Guards and no multiples)
-Deluxe Grievous, Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Sidious
-BARC Speeder and Boga
-Obi-Wan's Fighter, Grievous' Wheel Bike, and Tri-Droid Fighter
-ARC-170 Fighter
-12" Anakin/Vader, Sidious, and Grievous
-Unleashed Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Grievous
-The novelization (which has been locked away from my eyes by a relative until May 20th)


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Re: ROTS Purchases
« Reply #16 on: April 6, 2005, 07:29 PM »
I found #33-36 today at WM, bringing my haul up to:

Clone Commander
Clone Pilot
Palpatine Saber Surprise
Tarfful
Anakin Robes
Obi Wan Jedi Kick
Padme
Agen Kolar
Mace
Count Dooku
Grievous' Bodyguard
Royal Guard

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Re: ROTS Purchases
« Reply #17 on: April 6, 2005, 07:37 PM »
Not sure if anyone else has noticed or had the same situation in your area as I.  But Clones and Guards are now extinct from all stores in my area.  These sat for days and then just vanished.  Im still sticking by the Clone released as being a really good figure. 

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Re: ROTS Purchases
« Reply #18 on: April 6, 2005, 08:57 PM »
At Midnight Madness I got AT-RT and Holo Yoda, and in late afternoon on April 2 I got Quickdraw Clone.

So I start small. ;) But I'll be going at it all summer in increments of $10 - 20. Initial stampede aside, we all know 90% of this stuff will still be available come December.
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Re: ROTS Purchases
« Reply #19 on: April 8, 2005, 07:38 AM »
I just bought the preview figures and 1 each of the first 28 so far minus the red guard which I have not seen yet...

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Re: ROTS Purchases
« Reply #20 on: April 9, 2005, 04:22 AM »
Well since MM (almost exactly a week ago), I've gotten 13 of the 30 somethingish I've seen.

Chewbacca
Clonetrooper
R2-D2
Grievous
Grievous' bodyguard
Darth Vader
Emperor Palpatine
Count Dooku
C-3PO
Tarfful
Yoda (#26)
Obi-Wan (#27)
Anakin (#28)

I've been kind of spreading my purchases out, since I'm a broke college student and can't afford to spend hundreds at a time  :'(. But I'm gradually working my way towards completion.
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Re: ROTS Purchases
« Reply #21 on: April 9, 2005, 06:56 PM »
Got some of the #33 and up figures today. Yay!
Also picked up the last AT-RT in town yesterday.
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Re: ROTS Purchases
« Reply #22 on: April 9, 2005, 07:55 PM »
Not much but here's what I've got:

Anankin's Jedi Starfighter
Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter
ARC 170 (and three pilots for the damn thing, no droid yet)
12" Grevious
Unleashed Grevious
Basic figures: 20, 21, 22, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 and 36

I was thinking about getting a Tri-Fighter and would greatly appreciate it if anyone could give me the lowdown on this vehicle/droid. Same with Grevious' Wheel. Thanks.

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Re: ROTS Purchases
« Reply #23 on: April 9, 2005, 09:52 PM »
TBK: The Droid Tri-Fighter is great.  I'd definitely recommend picking it up.  Grievous' Wheel Bike, on the other hand, is only passable, made less so by the fact that Hasbro apparently made it in the mirror image of how it appears in the film, and the fact that the Grievous pack-in figure is a complete piece of Happy Meal garbage.

So, I would say go with the Tri-Droid and wait on the Wheel Bike for clearance.

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Re: ROTS Recent Purchases
« Reply #24 on: April 10, 2005, 12:15 AM »
Picked up #33-36 again today, so now I've got my openers for all of them (except my Red Saber #35 Palpy).  It was nice to be able to score a few more figures before the Target sale ends...

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Re: ROTS Recent Purchases
« Reply #25 on: April 10, 2005, 01:06 AM »
Found the Chopper at Kohl's.

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Re: ROTS Recent Purchases
« Reply #26 on: April 10, 2005, 01:50 AM »
Well, in the already-opened category:

Preview Droid (1)
Preview Grievous (1)

08 Grievous's Bodyguard (1)
09 General Grievous (1)
12 Emperor Palpatine (1)
13 Count Dooku (1)
18 C-3PO (1)
19 Padme Amidala (1)
20 Agen Kolar (1)
21 Shaak Ti (1)
22 Kit Fisto (1)
23 Royal Guard (Blue) 2)
23 Royal Guard (Red) (2)
24 Mon Mothma (1)
29 Ki-Adi Mundi (1)
30 Saesee Tiin (1)
31 Luminara Unduli (1)
33 Clone Commander (2)
34 Clone Pilot (3) 
37 Vader's Medical Droid (1)
38 AT-TE Gunner (2)
Deluxe Anakin to Vader (1)

ARC-170 (1)
AT-RT (1)
Anakin's Jedi Starfighter (1)






Not opened:
15 Bail Organa (1)
35 Palpatine (1) Blue Saber (want to return and exchange for correct saber)
Walmart Early Bird Set (1)  (will return to the store)
Lava Vader (1)  (will offer to Utah community)
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Re: ROTS Recent Purchases
« Reply #27 on: April 10, 2005, 02:30 PM »
DeanPaul, can I buy your error Palpatine blue saber from you?  I could just pick it up in Indy?  For some stupid reason I want one :-\

I haven't bought much still to this point.  Prices too high in Canada, though Walmart finally getting in stock has driven it down a bit.  Thus far though I've bought:

01 Obi-Wan Kenobi (1)
02 Anakin Skywalker (1)
05 Chewbacca (1)
06 Clone Trooper (6)
09 General Grievous (1)
10 Mace Windu (1)
11 Darth Vader (1)
12 Emperor Palpatine (1) red
14 Chancellor Palpatine (1)
18 C-3PO (1)
20 Agen Kolar (1)
22 Kit Fisto (1)
23 Royal Guard red (5)
23 Royal Guard blue (2) thanks pmundheim :)
25 Tarrfful (1)
33 Clone Commander (1) thanks JuvyD
34 Clone Pilot (1) thanks JuvyD
37 Medical Droid (1)
38 AT-TE Gunner (1) thanks JuvyD
39 Polis Massan
40 Mas Amedda
Deluxe Anakin/Vader (1)

Boga w/Obi (1)
BARC speeder (1)

Still have yet to see any of the less common vehicles (up here) - no AT-RT, no ARC-170.  Only have seen the starfighters, wheelbike and the Gunship, nothing I need immediately as I think most are bound for clearance.  Kind of hoping to sneak out to a Target or something when I'm in Indy.
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Re: ROTS Recent Purchases
« Reply #28 on: April 10, 2005, 04:44 PM »
I went to TRU today to get Yoda, and now my little ROTS collection looks like this:

Luminara Unduli
Grievous Two Arms Just Weren't Enough
Plo Koon
Obi Wan #1
Kit Fisto
Clone Commander
Clone Pilot
Palpatine Saber Surprise
Tarfful
Anakin Robes
Obi Wan Jedi Kick
Padme
Agen Kolar (2)
Mace
Count Dooku
Grievous' Bodyguard
Royal Guard Blue

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Re: ROTS Recent Purchases
« Reply #29 on: April 11, 2005, 11:53 AM »
Went out this weekend and checked Target, Wal-Mart, and TRU...but unfortunately they hadn't gotten any new stock in (at least that I had seen).  I did pick up a Mon Mothma at Target that I had been putting off, and wanted to get before the sale ended.  I was hoping to pick up another Grievous Bodyguard or two, but they didn't have any.  I found a Red Royal Guard that I have been wanting at Shopko, but just couldn't pick it up, as their basic figures are priced at $9.  That just seems too high to me, maybe I'll regret it later.  I'm hoping that Target and Wal-Mart will be getting these eventually as well.  Still nothing above 32 in town either, at least that I have seen.  That said, here are the ones in the first 32 that seem to be disappearing quickly.

Grievous Bodyguard - Wish I would have picked up more than 1 on MM now, can't find them anywhere really.
Royal Guards - Both of course.  Only place I have seen them now is at that Shopko, for $9 a pop.
Clonetroopers - None anywhere, although they did hang out a bit the first week.

Somewhat Scarce:

Emperor Palpatine - You can find him, but not in real large numbers.
Darth Vader - Same as above.  Can be found, but not overly common.