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Offline Rob

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Enough With The Exclusives Already...
« on: August 29, 2005, 04:24 PM »
http://shop.starwars.com/catalog/product.xml?product_id=104205

This Stealth Trooper is a joke right? 

Between this, the Star Wars Shop Wedge, The Comic Con Leia, the Target Lava Vader, the Toys R' Us Holo Yoda, the Star Tours Figures, the Toys R Us Holo Emperor, the Entertainment Earth Clones, the Diamond Comics Bounty Hunter pack, The Target TIE Fighter, The Kaybee ROTS 9 Pack, The K-Mart Jedi Temple Assault Battle Pack, The Entertainment Earth Astromechs, The K-Mart Throne Room Battlepack, the Celebration III Vader, and The Target SA Clone Trooper, the Toys R Us Obi-Wan starfighter, The Toys R Us, Anakin starfighter, the Target Plo Koon Starfighter, The Walmart Early Bird Kit, the Toys R Us Millenium Falcon, the 9 Target Cup and Figure sets, The Toys R Us Hoth Battlepack, and the three Walmart DVD packs, the Kaybe 12" Chewbacca, the Target Anakin and Obi Wan with Fire Bases...

I've gotta say I've had just about enough of these overpriced, Holographed, repainted, and/or resculpted exclusives.   

Please stop.
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Re: Enough With The Exclusives Already...
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2005, 04:31 PM »
Amen brotha'
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Re: Please, no more exclusive for awhile...
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2005, 04:32 PM »
You forgot...

the TRU Anakin Jedi Starfighter, the TRU Obi-Wan Jedi Starfighter, the Target Plo Koon Jedi Starfighter, the TRU RotS box Milennium Falcon, the Wal-Mart Early Bird Kit, the nine Target Cup Sets, the Target Clone Attack Battle 5-pack, Target SA Stealth Clone, Target Mustafar Duel Anakin, Target Mustafar Duel Obi-Wan, EE Droid Set #1, EE Droid Set #2, TRU Hoth Battle Pack, the KB Silver Vader 9-pack, the three Wal-Mart DVD 3-packs and probably a few more others we don't know about yet (or have forgotten about).

I'd agree that it's time for hyperdrive of rehashed/repainted/over-priced exclusives to STOP.

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Re: Enough With The Exclusives Already...
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2005, 04:36 PM »
Jeff, I had a few of those and added the rest to my list - what's the Anakin and Obi-wan Mustafar Target thing all about?  I don't recall those ones...

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Re: Enough With The Exclusives Already...
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2005, 04:38 PM »
I agree...this **** is out of hand.
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Re: Enough With The Exclusives Already...
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2005, 04:39 PM »
ROTS 12" Chewbacca was also a Kaybee Exclusive right?
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Re: Enough With The Exclusives Already...
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2005, 04:44 PM »
Jeff, I had a few of those and added the rest to my list - what's the Anakin and Obi-wan Mustafar Target thing all about?  I don't recall those ones...

Coming this fall... Anakin and Obi-Wan with fire/lava base:


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Re: Enough With The Exclusives Already...
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2005, 04:46 PM »
AMEN. This has long since gone too far.

9 out of 10 exclusives are pure crap, although I'll admit to liking some of them: Holo Yoda, Holo Emperor, and the others that are more than just misbegotten repaints at 2 or more times the normal market price.

Make no mistake, I'm not against exclusives in principle (even repaints if they're good and are reasonably priced), as long as they are:
a) Reasonably widely available, not super-limited
b) Reasonably priced
c) Not just rehash with some moronic paintjob
d) "Collector-oriented" scalper bait like the Lava Vader.

                                                                                   
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Re: Enough With The Exclusives Already...
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2005, 04:50 PM »
Add me to the list who is "done".  I'm out...  Enjoy your exclusive StarWarsShop...  You're going to have more of them left over than you planned on I think.
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Re: Enough With The Exclusives Already...
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2005, 04:53 PM »
They fail to realize that they are losing collectors at a pace faster than they are adding them.

Yes, exclusive rehashes save you (Hasbro) money, but in the long run you're losing out.

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Re: Enough With The Exclusives Already...
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2005, 05:00 PM »
Add me to the list of "sick up and fed" as well.  The way it's looking, the second half of 2005 is more exclusive than open retail!

As far as open retail items go from the beginning of August, we're getting:

-ROTS basic figures 57-68 (all repaints)
-Clone and Sith Evolutions sets
-500th Darth Vader
-Three Battle Packs (12 out of 15 are rehashed)
-Wave Three of ROTS Unleashed (Shocktrooper, Chewie, Stormie Han; and that's if they ever show up at retail)

Everything else, be it figure, vehicle, beast, multipack, or collectible is an exclusive to one retailer or another.  In the days of rising gas prices and waning transient interest in the SW franchise, giving multiple stores multiple exclusives (some of which aren't even accessible in some areas at all) and pretty much giving the bread and butter action figure line short-shift is pissing off a lot of people, and not just the people on this board.

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Re: Enough With The Exclusives Already...
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2005, 05:05 PM »
It can always be worse, you could live in Siberia Canada.  Still, enough of this garbage.  Thanks.
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Re: Enough With The Exclusives Already...
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2005, 05:25 PM »
I'm not about to defend Hasbro or any of the retailers that want exclusive merchandise. But just remember one thing:

No one is forcing you to buy it. Any of it. Just say no. Maybe if enough people pass up on these exclusive crap things, they will stop doing it. But everybody goes into the forums and bitches and complains and yells at Hasbro for being dicks and ******** for reusing molds and charging collectors and fans an arm and a leg for something they already have just now it's got a different color paint, or this person didn't appear in the film in that pose, or that costume, or that hair color...

Don't but it if you don't want it.

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Re: Enough With The Exclusives Already...
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2005, 05:28 PM »
Kinda hard to have a complete set without buying it though - they're exploiting the fact that some people try to collect them all - and what it's doing, is making me make my collection incomplete in order to not waste money on crap.

Which is a conflict for me - as it stands, my policy is to no longer buy this crap.

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Re: Enough With The Exclusives Already...
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2005, 05:29 PM »
I agree. If your going to rehash an exisiting figure, give it the basic $5.88 pricepoint, not a rediculous 12 or 13 dollar tag.

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