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Re: Battle of Geonosis Wave
« Reply #315 on: February 25, 2006, 12:48 PM »
Clones are hot in general though. When they can repaint them and sell them as exclusives for 13-15.00, they know it's a safe bet to put some more out there. Unfortunately, "opportunists" already haunting the toy aisles also recognize this.

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Re: Battle of Geonosis Wave
« Reply #316 on: February 25, 2006, 12:48 PM »
I am allfor clones without a doubt but their distribution ends up short changing us.

It's all a matter of perspective though. Beleive it or not, in some areas, clones are no more popular or hard to find than any other figure.

That's true, that area is commonly referred to as "heaven".  
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Re: Battle of Geonosis Wave
« Reply #317 on: February 25, 2006, 03:32 PM »
I may live in an area like this- :D

Q- Is it considered scalping if a JD member holds auctions on Ebay for clones bought early overseas(not for retail value 'buy it now',instead open auction to see how much money they can make)whether it's 'fun' or not? :(

I'm all for spreading the clones around to folks that don't have them for retail value. Am I a socialist for doing this? Yes! and not in any degrading way at all! If you disagree, then your bad for the hobby whether you think your a fan or not and likely are a scalper or a scalper sympathizer anyway. :P

Hopefully ..some folks will have more patience and try to wait a little to see if they can get these HTG figures in a fair trade or retail sell from other JDers. That will put a dent in the scalpers' bait greed. 8)

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Re: Battle of Geonosis Wave
« Reply #318 on: February 26, 2006, 04:52 AM »
Wow, what a disappoinment after the first two wave images, where I even thought the choice of repacks was acceptable.

I really like Sun Fac, and think Sora Bulq is ok. I'm not a big fan of EU characters, so the Rep Commando has never been on my list of wanted figures, but at least they found a way to work him into the line for fans.

But my god, those repacks. WTF? If C3PO gets a better paintjob (the final repack figures seem to have also varied from these early shots) he might be ok. The others can't be helped. Poggle was fine before, so whatever, but that Yoda and that Jango are horrible.

I can see this wave being the bottleneck for the rest of the year, where Jango sits like he did in 2002, along with the Geonosians that everyone will tire of quickly, and no one will find the Republic Commando. Then, since there is no apparent flexibility for repack waves (since each case is themed) the Commando will be scarce for the rest of the year. This wave qualifies as a weapon of mass pegwarming. Lame.

It is as he has foreseen it >:(.  One of my 4 WM's tonite got in 10 cases of wave 2.5 tonite :o. Let the pegwarming begin.... :P
With 4 or 5 more case assortments in the Geo wave still to come this spells trouble..Esp. considering there's not alot of pegs AND all 5 of the major collectors in town already have this wave; now I have to consider that WM dead for the next 2 months :(

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Re: Battle of Geonosis Wave
« Reply #319 on: February 26, 2006, 05:01 AM »
Uggh. I'd agree with that as much as I don't like agreeing with Slothus. ;)

I've passed on all the Geonosis Repacks, personally I'd like to get close to 10 Sun Fac eventually but I know I'm the minority there. The Hoth case ratio was much better than the Geonosis one. The Jango will robaly idsappear though, since he is one to a case, and kids will likely pick him up. But Poogle, 3PO, Yoda, and probably Sun Fac are going to collect some dust.

Hopefully they'll suprise us and move as well as the last two waves did. Even the Bibs have disappeared around here with the exception of a few at TRU.
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Re: Battle of Geonosis Wave
« Reply #320 on: February 26, 2006, 10:32 AM »
That Jango really is bad though, even though it is moving off the pegs.  The helmet doesn't even cover the bottom of his face and neck.

The VOTC Fett is a great template for a new Jango to be repainted and retooled.
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Re: Battle of Geonosis Wave
« Reply #321 on: February 26, 2006, 10:40 AM »
I finally found this wave at Wal*Mart today, except for Scorch and the Utapau Clone.

Holy crap, this is basically reaching epidemic proportions.  The hype around the clones should die down soon though.  But check this out, the term " star wars scorch" currently returns 91 Scorch figures.

Scalping in all of it's glory

Okay an update here...3 days later a search for "Scorch Star Wars" on eBay returns 116 Scorch figures as opposed to 91 at last check.

Where's Scorch?  There he is!
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Re: Battle of Geonosis Wave
« Reply #322 on: February 26, 2006, 02:42 PM »
Impatient folks are fueling the scalpers ::) Will probably be like that for a few more weeks. Busted their efforts last nite
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Re: Battle of Geonosis Wave
« Reply #323 on: February 26, 2006, 02:50 PM »
A lot of socialists must live around here because the clones are never on the pegs, just the rest of that crappy wave. :-\
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Re: Battle of Geonosis Wave
« Reply #324 on: February 26, 2006, 03:07 PM »
That Jango really is bad though, even though it is moving off the pegs.  The helmet doesn't even cover the bottom of his face and neck.


This is why I think Hasbro has finally learned how to make better assortments. Sure, Jango may not have intresst to the avid collector for various reasons, but he still sells.
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Re: Battle of Geonosis Wave
« Reply #325 on: February 26, 2006, 03:43 PM »
Poggle and Sun Fac seem to be the only ones that sit, that and a random Yoda or C-3PO.  Just this week I got transferred to a new store and when I went in during the day 2 days ago, there were a few each of Yoda, 3PO, Poggle, Sun Fac and 1 Jango.  Today there was 1 3PO left.  This wave is moving and the Clone and Scorch never sit.  I don't see this wave bottle necking any store that gets just a few cases here and there.  My old store got 8 total cases of the Geo wave thus far and each time they sold right through.  A store that got 10 cases in one shot?  Well that's another story. 

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Re: Battle of Geonosis Wave
« Reply #326 on: February 26, 2006, 03:47 PM »
not only that but that same store that got 10 in one shot got 5 the previous shipment and sold all of them!

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Re: Battle of Geonosis Wave
« Reply #327 on: February 26, 2006, 03:58 PM »
Q- Is it considered scalping if a JD member holds auctions on Ebay for clones bought early overseas(not for retail value 'buy it now',instead open auction to see how much money they can make)whether it's 'fun' or not? :(

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Re: Battle of Geonosis Wave
« Reply #328 on: February 26, 2006, 04:07 PM »
Yeah I thought so too, Thanks for the confirmation.He knows who he is.

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Re: Battle of Geonosis Wave
« Reply #329 on: February 26, 2006, 04:11 PM »
No problem Jon. Ray said he wants to meet me to see what a nice guy he is after our altercation on here. ::)
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