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Offline Jesse James

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Re: Target Clones Return?!?
« Reply #330 on: August 15, 2005, 01:41 AM »
Sounds like, perhaps, the Clones didn't go over as well as was thought?

I know they didn't "fly" here, they just sold steadily...  Maybe their peg got cut out from under them and so they had to go off the shelves and on sale?  That's a weird one and a nice score for those figures.  I'd like a handful at that price.
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Re: Target Clones Return?!?
« Reply #331 on: August 15, 2005, 02:56 AM »
I agree.  I don't have one but at that price I would love to snag 2!
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Re: Target Clones Return?!?
« Reply #332 on: August 15, 2005, 04:46 AM »
A friend of mine in Texas snagged two for me. They rang for 8 something though.
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Re: Target Clones Return?!?
« Reply #333 on: August 15, 2005, 03:21 PM »
That's strange. Then again, I've seen weirder (and older) oddities regurgitated from the warehouse depths.

Let them rot on clearance I say. :P
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Re: Target Clones Return?!?
« Reply #334 on: August 15, 2005, 07:37 PM »
Target has always been really weird with clearancing items from my experience.  In the past four years that I have lived near a Target, there have been several things that wound up in their clearance aisle that were never stocked in the regular action figure aisle.

The Clone Wars deluxe figures/three packs, for example, were never stocked at my local Target, but as soon as the post-Xmas clearances began, they had to have thrown about four cases worth into the clearance aisle for 5 bucks apiece (the remnants, mostly Droideka launchers, went down as far as 2 something).  Same deal with the green A-Wing and 12" Leia on Speeder Bike (the latter of which I paid 12 bucks and change for): never stocked on regular shelves, but were still on the clearance aisle.

So, yeah, it doesn't surprise me that some of the Target Clones have begun to make their way out of the back room (also known as "Fort Knox") onto the shelves finally for cheap prices.  If this actually happens around here, I'll definitely grab a few for the people on the board who missed out on it.

The weirdest clearance aisle finds happened about two months ago at a local Wal-Mart, though.  In the space of a week, the following suddenly showed up on the shelves (all have since disappeared):

-Unleashed Han Solo
-Unleashed Chewbacca
-12" Ewoks 2-pack
-12" Jawas 2-pack
-Saga Republic Gunship
-Saga Ayy Vida figure
-Saga Lama Su figure

I just stood and shook my head at them pulling all this out in the midst of the ROTS onslaught. 

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Re: Target Clones Return?!?
« Reply #335 on: August 16, 2005, 02:19 AM »
Sounds like, perhaps, the Clones didn't go over as well as was thought?

I know they didn't "fly" here, they just sold steadily...  Maybe their peg got cut out from under them and so they had to go off the shelves and on sale?  That's a weird one and a nice score for those figures.  I'd like a handful at that price.

I don't think the pegs necessarily got cut out, at least not in my area. Up until the beginning of July, all the targets around me still had at least one peg for the Exclusive Clonetrooper, which I found funny, since I had never seen one up until last week when I picked one up for trading (still available people, check my trade post  :P). I think it might be a case of extra stock coming out of a warehouse and getting pushed off to various stores, though how those stores are determined is a mystery since the findings seem to be hit and miss.

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Re: Target Clones Return?!?
« Reply #336 on: August 16, 2005, 07:18 PM »
Some of these hit here in Mid Michigan about three weeks back. They weren't marked down however, and it took about five days to sell them. Still, pretty cool to see `em in the store since I had missed the original release.

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Re: Target Clones Return?!?
« Reply #337 on: August 17, 2005, 02:11 AM »
In my area the pegs actually got phased out.  Like they expected a higher sales rate, but then they just didn't get it so the figs took up a deluxe peg instead during a little shifting of pegs/resetting.  That's at the 3 Targets I can hit reasonably often...   :-\  This has been a bit of a weird instance.  Hope some at the site here were able to find some good deals with this figure.  I know I'd like to have built a nice group of this Clone type for cheap.
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Re: Target Clones Return?!?
« Reply #338 on: August 17, 2005, 04:50 AM »
Here in town the pegs lasted less than three days.  The figures were there, gone, and so were the pegs.  That was back when Target was getting new figures every week.

Those were the days.  Sigh.

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Re: Target Clones Return?!?
« Reply #339 on: August 18, 2005, 02:29 AM »
Anybody finding enough of these to share? :-X

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Re: Target Clones Return?!?
« Reply #340 on: August 18, 2005, 10:11 AM »
Dressel! I know you're secretly scouring Targets across MA to find these marked-down clones!  ;)
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Re: Target Clones Return?!?
« Reply #341 on: August 18, 2005, 11:29 AM »
Of course he is Lando.  He didn't want to pay the outrageous 12.99 but 6.48 or lower is all good :D
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Re: Target Clones Return?!?
« Reply #342 on: August 18, 2005, 11:10 PM »
I hit up Target tonight, and no Clones but they DID have the clamshell case packs out in abundance.

I thought those were a bust and got recalled since they didn't fit?

Thoughts?
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Re: Target Clones Return?!?
« Reply #343 on: August 18, 2005, 11:24 PM »
I hit up Target tonight, and no Clones but they DID have the clamshell case packs out in abundance.

I thought those were a bust and got recalled since they didn't fit?

Thoughts?

I believe they reissued corrected ones.

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Re: Target Clones Return?!?
« Reply #344 on: August 18, 2005, 11:35 PM »
Ah, well I guess those have shown here...  now...  I dunno.  I didn't buy them, but they had plenty it seemed.
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