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Re: Walmart Vintage Collection TIE Fighter
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2018, 12:08 AM »
This was spotted near Pittsburgh tonight.  Not by me but a buddy.  I want one but man $ is tight now thanks to the EE TVC bonanza.  :-\
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Re: Walmart Vintage Collection TIE Fighter
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2018, 12:48 AM »
Has anyone spotted this on the west coast (in California) recently?  I checked a few Walmartís in my area last weekend but came up empty handed (though I did find some other items I was looking for).  Iím just curious and always wary about Walmart and their irregular distribution antics...

Yes. In the San Fernando Valley. I know a couple of people who picked it up. However, of the 6 Walmarts in the SFV and Simi Valley, half do not and are not planning carrying Vintage Collection items.  >:(
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Re: Walmart Vintage Collection TIE Fighter
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2018, 05:39 PM »
Thanks everyone.  Good to know they have made it out west.  However Thatís sort of what Iíve seen with my local stores in central CA, not a lot of them were carrying the vintage items...  The hunt continues!

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Re: Walmart Vintage Collection TIE Fighter
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2018, 01:08 AM »
Found three of the TIE fighters at a local Walmart today.  Itís great to have a proper-looking TIE after all these years.  But did anyone else notice the pilotís helmet isnít technically removable?  Mine appears to have the head piece, but it appears unpainted and glued in.  Iíll just replace it with my Lt. Oxixo figure.

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Re: Walmart Vintage Collection TIE Fighter
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2018, 02:01 AM »
Found three of the TIE fighters at a local Walmart today.  Itís great to have a proper-looking TIE after all these years.  But did anyone else notice the pilotís helmet isnít technically removable?  Mine appears to have the head piece, but it appears unpainted and glued in.  Iíll just replace it with my Lt. Oxixo figure.

That guy at that website that folks here hate noticed it.  :-X

Guess glue is cheaper than paint.

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Re: Walmart Vintage Collection TIE Fighter
« Reply #20 on: October 25, 2018, 12:46 PM »
Been seeing this at local Walmarts over the last week. At least 3 in every store, all on the bottom shelf
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Re: Walmart Vintage Collection TIE Fighter
« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2018, 03:39 PM »
I saw them at a few Walmarts in Wisconsin a couple weeks ago...

Hoping to find one for like half this price though.
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Re: Walmart Vintage Collection TIE Fighter
« Reply #22 on: October 25, 2018, 09:11 PM »
I saw them at a few Walmarts in Wisconsin a couple weeks ago...

Hoping to find one for like half this price though.

Fans like you waiting for clearances not supporting the line that something-something-Dark-side-complete.

(You when the last time I bought a full price vehicle was...I don't either? It's been a loooong time.)

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Re: Walmart Vintage Collection TIE Fighter
« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2018, 09:42 PM »
I saw them at a few Walmarts in Wisconsin a couple weeks ago...

Hoping to find one for like half this price though.

Fans like you waiting for clearances not supporting the line that something-something-Dark-side-complete.

(You when the last time I bought a full price vehicle was...I don't either? It's been a loooong time.)

I actually regularly buy at full price.  The tank... I bought a sail barge... almost every vehicle on day one for all four Disney movies...

For some reason when I saw this I didnít feel good about $80...

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Re: Walmart Vintage Collection TIE Fighter
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Re: Walmart Vintage Collection TIE Fighter
« Reply #25 on: October 26, 2018, 12:14 AM »
I bought one for $80, mainly out of the thrill of seeing it for the first time along with TVC Range Troopers and Tank Drivers right as two Hasbro reps were stocking them.

For $40, I'd buy 1-2 more...

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Re: Walmart Vintage Collection TIE Fighter
« Reply #26 on: October 26, 2018, 07:03 AM »
I'm having a tough time being supportive of buying a vehicle at full price that's in what, it's 4th or 5th release?  The paint apps look nice, but I've seen this on the shelf several times and once I saw the price I just had to hold off.
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Re: Walmart Vintage Collection TIE Fighter
« Reply #27 on: October 26, 2018, 06:22 PM »
The funny thing is all the people clamoring for this that now donít wanna pay...  I didnít care much about it myself and Iím probably gonna wait but man I remember a lot of ďwe need a TVC big wing TIEĒ BS and it was a lot of piss and vinegar from what Iíve seen.  Another moment where collectors demand with their mouths and not their wallets. 

Again if itís not a big deal to you I totally get waiting tho.

The tank I viewed as totally worth the price for a new toy...  for the TIE itís not horrid but the writing is on the wall on this one for sure. 😬
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Re: Walmart Vintage Collection TIE Fighter
« Reply #28 on: October 26, 2018, 08:22 PM »
I wondered if any other $80 vintage vehicle would accompany the Tank when it was announced. Now I find these TIEs every time I go in Wally, but no Tanks to be found yet at retail. I know it is akin to Luddite behavior, but I really wanna buy my Tank at brick n mortar to support the business model...

And I will gladly pick up the Solo TIE over the Vintage version too...again, if and when I find one. Plenty of Walkers to be had, no little TIEs.

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Re: Walmart Vintage Collection TIE Fighter
« Reply #29 on: October 26, 2018, 11:09 PM »
Iíd like the little TIE too because it is different...  Iím assuming the tank will hit before Christmas? 🤷‍♂️ That one is weird. 
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