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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #240 on: March 27, 2006, 12:50 AM »
A local hot wheels guy took the Fett the other day and had the gull of asking me the value of it.  I said 5.89 :P

Good call. Like we're supposed to encourage people outside of SW collecting to buy our toys out from under us and mark them up on eBay. ::)

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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #241 on: March 27, 2006, 07:45 AM »
I am glad the completist in my gave up with news of these figs.  If I find one I will surely keep it, but if I dont then there is no loss of sleep for me. 

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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #242 on: March 27, 2006, 08:32 AM »
Just another note about how collector friendly this concept is.

I ran into Wal Mart when they opened Saturday- on my way back to the toys I passed a guy carrying some cars. He saw where I was headed and followed me to the SW figures. There was nothing there, but he say "Oh yeah, I almost forgot about those silver stand figures, gotta keep those on the list."

Hasbro managed to get themselves back on the HW/flea dealer circuit. Bravo. Mission Accomplished.

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« Reply #243 on: March 27, 2006, 08:59 PM »
Yeah - here in NJ all of the typical hot wheel collector losers are now going right for the Star Wars section as opposed to rushing over to the Hot Wheels when the store opens.

This can, at times, get to be a tad frustrating.

Luckily, persistence has paid off for me, I have 1 each of the AT-AT Driver, Commander Cody, Darth Vader, Han Solo, Obi-Wan Kenobi and 2 each of Anakin, Boba Fett and the Snowtrooper.

All I need to do is score a Scorch and General Grievous and I'm all set - and I haven't been doing anything different then I normally do - hit at least one WalMart and one Target every morning.
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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #244 on: March 27, 2006, 09:37 PM »
Dang, nice scores Pete!

I have a lone Obi Wan, but it is early yet.

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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #245 on: March 28, 2006, 09:52 AM »
Just another note about how collector friendly this concept is.

I ran into Wal Mart when they opened Saturday- on my way back to the toys I passed a guy carrying some cars. He saw where I was headed and followed me to the SW figures. There was nothing there, but he say "Oh yeah, I almost forgot about those silver stand figures, gotta keep those on the list."

Hasbro managed to get themselves back on the HW/flea dealer circuit. Bravo. Mission Accomplished.

Yeah, the wost is, they know you don't give a crap about HW, so they'll beat you to the SW section. >:(
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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #246 on: March 28, 2006, 10:01 AM »
Yeah, the wost is, they know you don't give a crap about HW, so they'll beat you to the SW section. >:(

This has been happening to me every morning I venture out and I can't stand it.  More so than with any other line of SW figs.  I've never had to race to the SW section to get what I need.

Are all HW people scalpers or do some actually collect both lines?  If they collected SW on a regular basis for their own needs, then I wouldn't have as big of a problem with them as I have now.
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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #247 on: March 28, 2006, 02:57 PM »
I think they have a more advanced case of OCD than even we do, and will buy anything they think is rare, regardless of line. The guys I run into at one Walmart here are nice enough guys, but hoard exclusives because they're paranoid that some other HW collector will grab what they need in the HW aisle, and use the other on-HW items as barter.

It's ******.

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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #248 on: March 28, 2006, 03:37 PM »
Well now I'm truly frustrated. How is it that I've been able to acquire 2 each of Cody, AT-AT Driver, Anakin, Obi-Wan, Darth Vader, Han Solo, Snowtrooper & Boba Fett, but I can't find even ONE of either Scorch or General Grievous!

***GRRRR***

If this morning I had come across the two I need instead of being able to score six more of the same ones I already had, I'd be on "hunt vacation" until the 2006 VOTC figures started to hit.  >:(
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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #249 on: March 28, 2006, 04:03 PM »
Could be worse, you could have zero UGH figures... ::)

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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #250 on: March 28, 2006, 04:22 PM »
I've yet to see any.  I don't want any, but I don't like having to compete with the HW folks when finding stuff is already a chore.

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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #251 on: March 28, 2006, 04:55 PM »
That is part of the problem right there. If there are no UGH, they are just going to grab whatever else they think is hot (clones etc).   ::) 

Pete, it looks like Grievous and scorch are shipping later. A quick check of ebay will tell you that there are virtually none in the system yet. Rest assured, they will hit. If you want to unload any of your current extras, I would gladly grab a couple  :)

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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #252 on: March 28, 2006, 06:47 PM »
Could be worse, you could have zero UGH figures... ::)

You're right, I suppose I should be grateful to some degree. I was mostly voicing my disgust than anything else. I know there are people here who have yet to find any.

Pete, it looks like Grievous and scorch are shipping later. A quick check of ebay will tell you that there are virtually none in the system yet. Rest assured, they will hit. If you want to unload any of your current extras, I would gladly grab a couple :)

Thanks, I hadn't even thought to check eBay to see if they are surfacing in any sort of quantity.

I haven't quite decided what to do with the extra nine I have (I have two extra Anakins). This morning I could have even grabbed yet another Anakin and Obi-Wan, but I just left them for the next guy. I guess I'll figure that out when I get the last two for my own set.
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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #253 on: March 28, 2006, 07:51 PM »
I'm trying to keep an eye out for UGH stuff for local collectors...  I figure it's the least bit of payback I can do to the group that's helped me a lot, and it's a good thing for everyone in an organized local collecting group I think.

I haven't seen any of the chases myself though...  Been pretty dry on regular stuff so the chase stuff I imagine is even less likely to show.  I did score the Titanium Chase Figs for my one friend.  He got me Scorch so I figure it's a good way to pay him back. :)  I've seen those a couple times though.  I wonder if it's price or if they're just more available?
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Re: Ultimate Galactic Hunt Figures (aka Bounty Hunt Chase Figures)
« Reply #254 on: March 29, 2006, 11:14 PM »
Bigbadtoystore has all the UGH figs in stock, though most are a bit too expensive.
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