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Re: Wal-Mart "Early Bird" Exclusive
« Reply #270 on: June 17, 2005, 10:27 PM »
Wheee! I won something besides free soda!!  ;D


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« Reply #271 on: June 17, 2005, 10:39 PM »
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« Reply #272 on: June 17, 2005, 10:55 PM »
Must not be jealous... anger leads to hate...  ;)

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Re: Wal-Mart "Early Bird" Exclusive
« Reply #273 on: June 20, 2005, 09:16 AM »
I'm a little late, but congrats on the win Ben.
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« Reply #274 on: June 20, 2005, 10:24 AM »
Congrats Man!
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Re: Wal-Mart "Early Bird" Exclusive
« Reply #275 on: June 23, 2005, 02:59 AM »
i'm hearing from people in my neck of the woods of finding the EB kit on clearance for $10. I was at the local walmart yesterday and didn't see a clearance tag, but at the time I had no reason to look closely. if it's really $10, I'll finally break down and buy the damn thing. can't beat 4 new figs for $10 :)
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Re: Wal-Mart "Early Bird" Exclusive
« Reply #276 on: June 29, 2005, 08:12 PM »
The EB set has caused me to almost fall over laughing in the last few weeks.  One of the local WMs got a metric ton of these things and I would be shocked if they had sold more than one in the entire three months they've had it on shelves.  They move the mountain of Early Bird **** from one aisle to another, give it an endcap, put it on an aisle obstacle kiosk, but they never move. 

Where the humor comes in is that the week before last, this WM decided they were finally going to mark it down a bit to 20 bucks and see if that would help.  I was in the WM three times after I saw the markdown and they still weren't selling.  I went out of town for a few days and when I walked in there this morning, they still had all of them in the same place, but they had raised the price back to 29.97.   ::)

So yes, WM's book on economics states that if it ain't selling, lower the price, and if it still ain't selling, raise the price back to the original price.  I fully expect to see an Early Bird **** fort being built in the bicycle aisle when the offer expires and WM is stuck with all the useless clamshell plastic envelopes.  :)

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Re: Wal-Mart "Early Bird" Exclusive
« Reply #277 on: June 30, 2005, 02:45 AM »
I should have had my friend scan one this morning. He called me from Walmart, holding a set, wanting to know exactly what it was. Heís a casual collector. His confusion brought out every problem that set has and just what a failure itís turned out to be. I tried explaining to him that it was a Walmart exclusive and that he would have to buy it, open it up, and mail away for the four figures.

"Why does it look like itís from the 70ís," he asked.

"Because itís a reproduction of the Early Bird kit from 1977. Itís supposed to be nostalgic," I explain.

"So they send you old figures?"

"No, they are new figures. You know, new style. Modern."

"Oh. So theyíre celebrating when they couldnít get figures out in time for the first movie twenty years later? Did this just come out, or did they do it when the DVD came out?"

"No," I attempt to explain, "they brought it out on April 2, with all of the Revenge of the Sith toys."

"But itís from the original movie."

"Right." I'm not making the sale.

"That doesnít make sense. It looks like its old.† So, I have to open this to send away for the figures? What if I want to keep this in the package, you know, mint?"

"You buy two."

He's annoyed and baffled, saying, "Theyíre thirty dollars. Is the stand inside plastic, at least? Iím not paying sixty bucks for figures and cardboard."

"Sorry, itís just cardboard."

"This is confusing. And I just paid like ten bucks a piece for all the original figures on old cards like six months ago. I canít even see what the figures are supposed to look like. You know, forget it."

And two more Early Bird kits go back on the shelf to rot. Nice work, Hasbro.
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Re: Wal-Mart "Early Bird" Exclusive
« Reply #278 on: June 30, 2005, 03:17 AM »
Stay on the look out for EB-Kit clearances. A Wal-Mart by me put them on clearance for $5 each. That's $1.25 a figure fot those of you who hate Math. ;) I bought one on the 2nd of April and I bought 2 more when I found them on clearance, $40 for 12 figures, not bad. :)
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Re: Wal-Mart "Early Bird" Exclusive
« Reply #279 on: June 30, 2005, 07:20 AM »
If anyone finds these on clearance please let me know.  We never received at the 3 Walmarts in my area, and this is the one hole in my collection.  Looking for two of these ;)

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Re: Wal-Mart "Early Bird" Exclusive
« Reply #280 on: June 30, 2005, 12:22 PM »
Man, that sucks for people like me who wanted one, didn't have a WM near by that carried it and paid $35 online for it!

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Re: Wal-Mart "Early Bird" Exclusive
« Reply #281 on: June 30, 2005, 12:44 PM »
Yeah, I'll buy one off of someone able to get it really cheap. They never showed up here either.
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Re: Wal-Mart "Early Bird" Exclusive
« Reply #282 on: June 30, 2005, 01:01 PM »
I am still laughing at this piece of crap ;D

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Re: Wal-Mart "Early Bird" Exclusive
« Reply #283 on: June 30, 2005, 01:11 PM »
Has anyone started receiving their set yet? I throught that the little card in the package said that the figures would start shipping May.
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Re: Wal-Mart "Early Bird" Exclusive
« Reply #284 on: June 30, 2005, 10:06 PM »
I think it was just between the months of May and December.  Something like that.