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Title: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Jeff on February 11, 2012, 03:06 PM
Spun off from the rumors thread...
Hmmm... closer inspection reveals that there are SIX with duplicate numbers (updated the list above).  And one from each movie...

EP1 JAR JAR
EPII CLONE LIEUTENANT
EPIII CLONE
EPIV SANDTROOPER
EPV PRINCESS LEIA
EPVI DARTH VADER

Hmmm.  A mystery, we have.

Tweets from the Hasbro show are suggesting that these six figures will be on some sort of retro look card using some kind of lost Kenner graphics or something...    Apparently some sort of "Carbonite Freeze Chamber" box set packaging at 2012 SDCC and then the regular carded figures will be available at retail singly (like they did with the 2011 SDCC Death Star / Revenge set I assume).

GalacticHunter tweeted a pic (http://twitpic.com/8ilj98) of the card art for the set...  the presentaion slide says:
"Recreation of a "Lost" Line Look from the Kenner Vault! 
Carbonite Freezing Chamber Package
6 highly articulated single carded 3 3/4" figures, one from each film
plus a new exclusive figure"

Sounds like possibly a "JarJar Carbonite Block" will potentially only be available in the SDCC set (like Salacious and Mouse Droid in the 2011 set were).  Watch for more details from Toy Fair soon! :)
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Jesse James on February 11, 2012, 03:24 PM
Weird, but ok I guess since again it's money saved... 
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Jesse James on February 11, 2012, 03:30 PM
So Jar Jar in Carbonite is an exclusive to the set, and the regular Jar Jar will fit in the carbonite block? 

I can't say I'llm iss that particular exclusive from my collection.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Jeff on February 11, 2012, 03:33 PM
I'm not sure on JarJar...  it's hard to get much out of "OMG JarJar in CArbonite SDCC Exclusive lolz" tweets.  :-\
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Jesse James on February 11, 2012, 03:35 PM
I just got clarification from efranks that this is what it is...

It's the set of Carbo block packaged 6 figures, and an exclusive block for Jar Jar to fit into.

Laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame.  I dont' think I have ever cared this little about an exclusive.  Even the Covert Ops Clone had more appeal to me, and I bought that on clearance.  I'm sure this set will be as difficult to obtain as last year's SDCC Death Star set, but that's just par for the Hasbro Show Exclusive course now I think.

I still say this is lame.  I guess the 501st helped them develope this or something, and are really happy with it, but yeah, as a piece in my collection I honestly wouldn't want it on the shelf with the rest of the figures.  George Lucas figures were a stretch to me.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Scockery on February 11, 2012, 03:45 PM
The draw here some cardboard and a "toture Jar Jar" joke?

The  lost lines that would be interesting:

Holiday Special figures (Chewie's family, basically)
Post-ROTJ Kenner ideas (Mongo beefhead, Imperial attack droids, Atha Prime, etc.)

Neither will ever happen, too much new tooling or a taboo subject. But that's good...I would actually want those. Seriously, Hasbro, make all the exclusive packaging stuff you want for geek festivals. Those are the only kind of con exclusives there should be.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Jeff on February 11, 2012, 04:15 PM
Saw a pic of Carbonite JarJar GH's facebook page (https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/404512_320695191316335_134004179985438_989322_2134894764_n.jpg)...  Looks like the Vader in the set is "electrified" and the Ep3 Clone is a Shocktrooper.

And they've posted a sneak peek at the "Carbonite Chamber" packaging (http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/s720x720/408953_320705271315327_134004179985438_989346_1988924729_n.jpg) too. 

Neat for those who want it, but much like the 2011 DS set I'm not going to be very upset if I don't end up with one.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Jesse James on February 11, 2012, 04:23 PM
That whole wave, besides Jar Jar and Leia, is a pretty easy pass really...  I have a cool removable helmet Clone Lt. and I'm content with the SA sculpt...  I'll pick randoms up as I see them, but Vader's not real important to me ultimately, nor are the Clones...  Sandtrooper, meh, I have plenty.

Weird wave in general.  The exclusive version of it, even moreso.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Matt on February 11, 2012, 05:54 PM
Jar Jarbonite.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: P-Siddy on February 11, 2012, 06:06 PM
And these will be available (minus Jar Jar) with the special (UGH) packaging variant (And this was why we saw repeats of some of those figures in case assortments) at retail.

And the Carbonite block is double sided, frozen Jar Jar and then the 'shell' after he is thawed out... like Han in Jedi.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Matt R. on February 11, 2012, 06:20 PM
makes me wonder... Where is Han Carbonite ?  ???
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on February 11, 2012, 06:22 PM
This is a neat idea....  because who doesn't want to put Jar Jar in a block of carbonite???
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Scott on February 11, 2012, 06:24 PM
Here is a pic of the one at LFL

(http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/6/65/JarJar-Carbonite.jpg)
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: P-Siddy on February 11, 2012, 06:32 PM
I've uploaded the photos.... I can post a pic of it. Hmm, can't make it work off dropbox.  :(

But, yeah, definitely want a Han Carbonite (of course, with LEDs, so that would make the swap tough)

Loved the GI Joe SDCC exclusives. Jinx is cool and the HISS/Shockwave are awesome. I love the Soundwave and cassettes that are thrown in as accessories.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Darth_Anton on February 12, 2012, 09:50 AM
I wonder if this could be Hasbro's attempt to see how far they can go in making a lack-luster SDCC SW exclusive that won't sell out before the end of show.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 12, 2012, 11:22 AM
Just try to ship this sucker from SDCC.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Jesse James on February 12, 2012, 01:19 PM
I imagine the DS was equally a pain?  but yeah, this one won't be any better that's for sure.

I'm so glad when they do stuff I can just not care about, if they're going to make SDCC stuff hard to get now anyway.  That eases my mind a little, but the package still gives SDCC attendees something to gloat that they have and I don't.  It's as much of a win-win as they can accomplish under the circumstances.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: P-Siddy on February 12, 2012, 01:59 PM
Yeah, it's a pass for me, too. The only thing I'd be missing out on is the packaging and the Jar Jar Blocks 'figure'. I'll looks for the variant cards when they hit retail.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Captain Piet on February 12, 2012, 07:14 PM
Just try to ship this sucker from SDCC.

If Hasbro is trying to make that an issue, success!
Between this and the Death Star I never got an opportunity to buy last year, this company does a good job of not taking my money. I have very little hope, I think, of acquiring this given the pain they make it.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Brian on February 12, 2012, 08:42 PM
Its a pass for me most likely as well.  The cardbacks are kind of neat for what they are, but I can just wait and get the figures at retail too.  I guess the "carbonite block" Jar Jar would be neat, but I'd rather have an all-new spiffed up Han in Carbonite.  Like Jesse said, at least it isn't something to stress about missing if you can't get one though.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Jesse James on July 10, 2012, 04:52 AM
Hasbro and HunterPR were kind enough to pass along one of these sets for us to review.

(http://www.jedidefender.com/jmccracken/2012SDCCSWExclusiveReview/012TVC_SDCCExclusiveLostWaveSet002_TN.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/newspro/fullnews.cgi?newsid1341909306,43783,)
Clicky to go to the Full Story!

Feel free to check it out and see what interesting things I discovered with the set.  Namely, I have to say, I was surprised how much I liked certain figures.  I'm also a bit surprised how much I liked the complete set itself.  It's a great overall Saga piece that looks like it'd display really nice.

People hoping for mint carded figures though, beware.  You're probably going to have to order a set or find them at retail for truly mint cards.

And the Jar Jar in Carbonite...  A blueprint for things to come?

Check it out.  I haven't been able to devote a lot of time to a long review in a while, and whew was that a longer one.

Apologies for pictures...  My 10MP camera isn't up to snuff with what other folks have but it did ok.  Finding a place to shoot pictures of an item this big was maybe a bigger pain to figure out!
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Diddly on July 10, 2012, 01:20 PM
Dammit Jesse, that review makes me want to buy the stupid set now. If I cave and buy one, youre getting the bill.  :-*
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 10, 2012, 03:37 PM
Seriously. Do I want to drop $75 for this at the show? Maybe. I'm sure I'll probably cave in when Darth Anton starts to wave this thing in my face.  The Leia and the SA Jar Jar make it tempting.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Jesse James on July 10, 2012, 03:46 PM
I think you guys will be surprised by Vader...  I'm serious.  I hated him, but in person, uh...  You start to think how the hand is cool.

You'll want one without the electricity and solid too, at some point.  Hasbro has an easy re-release there.  Removable helmet of course, so you can have a Luke holding him.  I think that may be among my bigger wants now, actually, if I don't do some part swapping to make it myself.

And honestly, all 3 army builders are great...  Solid sculpts, good paint, good features.  The gun will make people want the Sandtrooper IMO.  I want an extra E-11 to give to my Kyle Katarn "ultimate" figure I want to do since he sort of snipes with an E-11 in Jedi Knight.  That shoulder stock is something Marauder Inc. attempted but couldn't get it engineered right (they did good though) and Hasbro has the resources and got it made.

The Sandies paintjob is decent too, and the orange pauldron is nice and you can mix it with last years to make some dirty grunts if you have them around.

The Clones are Clones, but the new sculpt is nice...  I don't do replacements, but these will find happy homes amidst my existing hoards.  Clone Lt.'s are in short supply too IMO.  Not to mention that, if you were wanting to, it's a good base to do some accessory swapping to make blue ARC Troopers using the new body.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Jesse James on July 10, 2012, 03:58 PM
Just to add, I think the wave will make people happy...  Jar Jar in Carbonite, I don't think people will care.  Honestly it's an accessory on a card, like last years.  Now if you're a carded guy, you care.  If you're not, it's a novelty IMO, not a necessity.

I don't think the price is bad for the set either...  Not for what you get.  But if all you want it for is the Jar Jar in Carbo, and not the whole package, I wouldn't panic at not getting it.  I'd say just order a case of Wave 6 and be happy with them because it's a nice case.  Split it with a friend, and go forth in figure bliss.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: CHEWIE on July 10, 2012, 04:01 PM
Other than the marshmellow helmet on the ROTS clone, the figures look great.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: McMetal on July 10, 2012, 05:17 PM
The thing is, unless something changes drastically, it going to take an eternity for those Lost Wave figures to make it onto pegs. There's at least 4-5 waves before that that have literally yet to hit at all in most places. So getting them at SDCC is probably a good bet unless you want to wait four or five more months. The cost per figure breakdown is probably more palatable than most online retailers would be too.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 10, 2012, 05:47 PM
I'm still keeping my fingers crossed that the availability issues of the Revenge set won't plague this set. I know it would defeat the purpose of the set, but I wish they had made an option where you could just get the carded Jar Jar in Carbonite...
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Jesse James on July 10, 2012, 08:17 PM
I'm splitting the Lost Wave case with a local friend...  Ordered off a sponsor on our front page, and I'm even getting the army builders he doesn't want too.  It's quite palatable compared to driving around hoping.  Though nothing's as nice as walking in and finding a figure, even at today's prices.

As far as the Jar Jar in Carbo...  To me this is as ideal as Hasbro is going to get, sadly.  They release it on its own, and people who buy the set feel ripped off.  They release it only in the set, and people who don't attend or cannot get it online are upset.

Like I said in the review, at least it's a really inconsequential item...  Imagine if it was the much-hoped-for Death Squad Commander, or *gasp* a figure like Mosep.

I get what Hasbro's doing with these...  It's really mostly about the packaging and one bone throwed to the limited nature of these sets, that they're hoping it doesn't annoy too many people.  It is what it is I guess. 

I have very little hope that this set is available in much better quantity this year after SDCC is over, than last year's Death Star set.  Honestly I think it'll be more of the same.  It's a pricey item, and Hasbro's not going to want stuck with them, and I think that past exclusives sitting became a major issue.  How many people got the Cammie/Fixer set on clearance?  It's a kick ass set...  I saw it go on sale, and something that cool never should have. :(  Same with McQuarrie 3PO/R2 or Ben/Yoda...  That stuff was awesome, and heavily produced, and would've pissed a lot of people off had it been "limited".  It wasn't though and retailers wound up stuck with stuff that had to be clearanced.  That kind of stuff probably put a nail in the coffin of widely available show exclusives.  Maybe C6's will be attainable outside the show.  One would imagine at a SW specific show, it'd have a higher production run.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 11, 2012, 09:18 AM
Seriously. Do I want to drop $75 for this at the show? Maybe. I'm sure I'll probably cave in when Darth Anton starts to wave this thing in my face. 

Wait 'till you try to get on line.   >:D
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: CloneF13Y35 on July 11, 2012, 12:45 PM
Thanks for posting this review, it's definitely a great set, not something I particularly NEED but I'm glad they made it for those who want it. I def want a Sandy, Bespin Leia and possibly electro-vader - I got the first potj version many moons ago. I get the carbonite jar jar is a great nod to the fans, plus the new SA jar jar is a great figure in itself.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 16, 2012, 09:06 AM
It's a conversation piece at least. After getting it, I feel like I can skip the retail release of the Lost wave card backs.
Title: Re: SDCC 2012
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 16, 2012, 11:10 AM
Wow - the items aren't even up and based on the site's response time it looks like Hasbro Toy Shop is getting CRUSHED.
Title: Re: Re: SDCC 2012
Post by: iFett on July 16, 2012, 11:15 AM
It'd be nice if they actually figured it out some day.

At least put them up on different days (if there's anything left)  I know there's oceans of TF and Joe guys out there F5ing all day.
Title: Re: Re: SDCC 2012
Post by: evenflow on July 16, 2012, 11:17 AM
Yeah i just checked HTS and everything was fine 15 min ago. Made some coffee and reloaded and now it crashed on me.
Title: Re: Re: SDCC 2012
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 16, 2012, 11:54 AM
Every time it stops responding and I get a connection has timed out message - I get worried that the items were posted.....  :-\
Title: Re: Re: SDCC 2012
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on July 16, 2012, 12:01 PM
Is anyone even sure it's today?
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 16, 2012, 12:12 PM
Unfortunately - no.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: DoctorPadawan on July 16, 2012, 12:48 PM
I'm sure Hasbro has learned from their mistakes over the last few years, and have definitely replaced Bootsy, their veteran wheel-powered internet hamster, with a newer, faster model of quadroped in order to handle the increased traffic on the HTS site for the SDCC exclusives.

Oh, the site is down completely?

It must be retail's fault, because Hasbro is surely doing everything they can to get those items into the right hands.

LONG LIVE BOOTSY!

 :P
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 16, 2012, 01:02 PM
It's been a hard year at Hasbro Toy Shop - due to problems with Hasbro's retail partners, Hasbro Toy Shop has not been able to sell/offer individual figures this year - only case packs of 12 and due to the case-packs contents being dictated by the retail partners, the sales of these 12 figure "value packs" hasn't been as brisk as they had hoped, and as a result, the RBWACP (Replace Bootsy with a Cheetah Project) had to be put on hold. But never fear! Bootsy has been using his down-time due to the lack of anyone ordering product on the site to work out and build up his stamina and muscle mass. So the site should never go down!

Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: JediJman on July 16, 2012, 01:06 PM
The site is actually working just fine for me right now.  We''ll see how it does when the items go up for sale...
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: evenflow on July 16, 2012, 01:29 PM
I keep check periodically, trying to get the 2 Marvel exclusives.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 16, 2012, 01:44 PM
I'm sure there was a special code that you could only get at ComicCon from a certain Hasbro rep that will allow you to buy exclusives. <bitter much?>
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: McMetal on July 16, 2012, 02:09 PM
I was just able to get on HTS for the first time all day...nothing yet. I am thinking it will be tomorrow for some reason.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: iFett on July 16, 2012, 02:18 PM
It was tomorrow last year I think, but who knows....Pretty sure they announced it last year even.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on July 16, 2012, 03:17 PM
I'm thinking it's probably tommorow as well. They probably need time to sort through all the extra inventory and whatnot. That and I feel like it'll happen around noonish, but that just may be cuz I'm so used to the Mattel sites way of doing things.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on July 16, 2012, 07:20 PM
I'm thinking it's probably tommorow as well. They probably need time to sort through all the extra inventory and whatnot. That and I feel like it'll happen around noonish, but that just may be cuz I'm so used to the Mattel sites way of doing things.

they say that the need to count and readjust inventory, but from all reports I heard that almost all of the exclusives sold out on the Con floor - so what is there to readjust?  Unless there was more product then what was on the floor and they were really just trying to drive demand (which) I really doubt was the case, then I dont believe this to be true.

I really want the MU MoE set, and probably both Jinx figures and it sucks cuz I would from 7:00 - 12:00 and I will be stuck in a car the entire time (I teach drivers ed in the summer this year).
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 16, 2012, 07:52 PM
I was thinking the exact same thing.

The only rationale that I can think of is that they want to put up a SDCC section all at once and while the Carbon Freeze chamber may have sold out at the convention, other exclusives did not - so it's those pieces that need to be worked out.

I've said it before and I'll say it again - I don't understand why they just couldn't make it so you could pre-order this thing, pay one price for pick-up and then pay another price for shipped-to-your-home. I'm sure there are even people who go to the convention who would take the ship-to-my-home option just so they didn't have to deal with the big thing at the show.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on July 16, 2012, 08:54 PM
My understanding is that they actually have some set aside specifically for the website, plus adding whats left over from the con itself to that inventory. At least thats what I've gathered from other peoples reports from previous cons where everything sold out on the floor.(last year being an example.) I'm pretty sure they had everything on the site last year despite reports of them being sold out on the con.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 17, 2012, 12:21 AM
So this is just another way for Hasbro to make it hard for us to give them money for their little pieces of plastic.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 17, 2012, 09:13 AM
The Freeze chamber was one of the last of the exclusives to sell out, sometime on Sunday. The My Little Pony was first on Saturday I think. All said and done, the only one left by the end of the show was the Masters of Evil set.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: iFett on July 17, 2012, 11:43 AM
Well I think we just passed last year's "opening time" at hts so perhaps everything really is gone.  Honestly I'd rather have it this way then spending a few hours getting the run around and getting nothing out of it.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on July 17, 2012, 12:43 PM
no they are not gone, they always hold back a supply for HTS.  I have even called and confirmed this year with them.  the people at HTS say it is all up to corporate when these go on sale and supposedly the people at HTS have no clue
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Diddly on July 17, 2012, 01:10 PM
Didn't last year's exclusives go up on HTS like 2-3 weeks after SDCC? I remember I ordered that Indiana Jones set on like July 31
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Jayson on July 17, 2012, 01:17 PM
SDCC '11 was July 20-24 and the DS Set went up for sale on July 26.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on July 17, 2012, 01:18 PM
Yep, I jus checked my shipping notice from las year and it shipped on the 27th.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Diddly on July 17, 2012, 01:21 PM
Huh. SDCC being early this year has really thrown off my sense of time.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: iFett on July 18, 2012, 12:15 PM
Go now if you want..
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Diddly on July 18, 2012, 12:41 PM
Out of stock
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on July 18, 2012, 12:41 PM
got all I wanted.  1 of each Jinx and 1 MoE set
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Nicklab on July 18, 2012, 01:19 PM
Too late for me.  I wanted to get a Carbon Freeze Chamber set, but I was at an appointment when they went online.  I'll keep checking back, but I'm not optimistic.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: McMetal on July 18, 2012, 01:30 PM
@#$%^&*( Why did I have to go to lunch today!?!?
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Greg on July 18, 2012, 01:50 PM
I ordered on of these today. I am SO excited to actually get some new Star Wars figures in my collection. I have almost forgotten what that feels like.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 18, 2012, 01:51 PM
I was able to get my order in... Much less painful than the Death Star Revenge set from last year...
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Greg on July 18, 2012, 01:53 PM
Much less painful than the Death Star Revenge set from last year...

I didn't order a Death Star last year but I remember how quickly it sold out. I think the GI Joes might have lasted longer than the Death Star last year. I was surprised by how "long" the Carbon Freezer stuck around, considering it had all-new figures and a relatively low price tag.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: iFett on July 18, 2012, 01:59 PM
The Joes might have lasted longer last year - I don't remember.  Was stuck for about 3 hours banging my face on the keyboard.  Although I wasn't able to score anything I wanted I was just kinda glad the site didn't flop like it has in the years passed.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Jesse James on July 18, 2012, 02:07 PM
Little bummed I couldn't get my brother the GI Joes he wanted, but it is what it is.  There's the people who have a real gripe...  The SW exclusives are ho-hum ultimately.  The GIJ guys are getting brand new figures they really want.  SW fans have really nothing to complain about by comparison.  :-\
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: iFett on July 19, 2012, 11:30 AM
GO GO GO !!
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Nicklab on July 19, 2012, 11:33 AM
Just got my order in. I wonder if they're trying to space out how these are being released?
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: bellboy on July 19, 2012, 11:53 AM
A lot of excessive orders were canceled. Hurry and try before their all gone.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: bellboy on July 19, 2012, 11:56 AM
Forgot to mention, this thing is pricey after tax and shipping for only seven figures. Hope its worth it.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: iFett on July 19, 2012, 12:01 PM
Everything was back in stock except for the Jem doll.  Stuff going fast though (again)
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 19, 2012, 12:23 PM
If you want 10% off use the code COMIC2012.

I've decided to skip this one. However, I am consider one of the cases that are on sale. The price would come out pretty well on that.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Jesse James on July 19, 2012, 02:12 PM
All out of stock.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: McMetal on July 19, 2012, 02:35 PM
AREYOUKIDDINGME?!?!

ARGH!

Was Jinx up again too?
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Greg on July 19, 2012, 02:52 PM
AREYOUKIDDINGME?!?!

Nope.

Was Jinx up again too?

Supposedly yes, but for an even shorter amount of time than yesterday.

I would suggest checking HTS around 11 est tomorrow, since I have read quite a few comments from people placing duplicate orders. Another round of cancellations and restocks will most likely take place.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: iFett on July 19, 2012, 03:00 PM
Both flavors of Jinx were up for about 20 minutes - Shockwave went very quick though followed by the other stuff.  I managed to get my foot in the door right when they put everything back up this morning so that made my day.  Checkout was flawless too I might add.  Not a single hiccup.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: bellboy on July 19, 2012, 03:41 PM
Excuse me but, who and what is jinx?2
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: TheSon on July 19, 2012, 04:46 PM
Excuse me but, who and what is jinx?2

Jinx is a female GI Joe ninja, if my 80's toy knowledge does not fail me.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: bellboy on July 19, 2012, 04:53 PM
Oh ok, I had that figure back in the day. Did they release a sdcc exclusive of her on HTS?
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: P-Siddy on July 19, 2012, 05:09 PM
Oh ok, I had that figure back in the day. Did they release a sdcc exclusive of her on HTS?

Yeah, there were two versions... one in her red uniform and another in white training gear and unmasked.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: bellboy on July 19, 2012, 05:13 PM
Cool! Just saw both. The redo of the all red outfit is sweet. Still trying to score a black variant Zarana from last year.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 20, 2012, 09:14 AM
Too bad there wasn't a texting notification service to sign up for.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Rob on July 20, 2012, 11:46 AM
Any word on if that Jar Jar brick is going to show up separately at some point?  Against my better judgement, I want one to keep the collection as complete as possible, but I'm not spending $80 or $100 for that under any circumstance.

Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 20, 2012, 03:11 PM
That would be the only one I'd want out of that package. But it isn't worth $100 to get. I'd rather spend that money on a carbonite version of myself that they where doing at Star Wars Weekends this year.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Captain Piet on July 22, 2012, 09:06 AM
Grasping at straws, but did Jedi Defender get one to giveaway this year by any chance?
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Paul on July 22, 2012, 11:32 PM
Sorry Guys, not this year.  I tried all my contacts and nobody went that "owed" me a favor.

I am still working a couple of back angles, but not looking good.

I might end up with the Monster High exclusive as an extra but that is it.

I wasn't even able to snag any of the Joe or SW stuff for myself.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: bellboy on July 26, 2012, 09:39 AM
Hurry up, if your still interested. This is back in stock right now!!!!
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: bellboy on July 26, 2012, 09:42 AM
Keep checking HTS.com periodically. They also had both Jinx' but the white sold out real fast. I managed to get one of the red outfit figures.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Nicklab on July 27, 2012, 01:15 PM
Mine arrived today.  DAMN, it's in a big carton!
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Jesse James on July 28, 2012, 02:21 AM
I saw these today at the local toy show, guys with 3, 4, 5 of them, for $140 to $250.  The GI Joes I saw for $60 minimum.  ::)

Saw nobody leaving with either.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 28, 2012, 05:06 PM
mine arrived today - love it - glad it arrived in mint condition - heard some people were getting them all smashed
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 28, 2012, 06:31 PM
Does anyone have a link for it on HTS?  I can't even find a listing for it.  ???
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 28, 2012, 06:48 PM
Does anyone have a link for it on HTS?  I can't even find a listing for it.  ???

It used to be: http://www.hasbrotoyshop.com/star-wars-vintage-carbonite-chamber-7-pack?BR=495&ID=30494

But it's down now. So I guess they're done with it.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: JesseVader08 on July 28, 2012, 07:12 PM
Damn, I was hoping there might be a couple stragglers still show up online.  Thanks for the link though Pete, it's appreciated.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Spirit of MAC on July 29, 2012, 02:10 AM
Annoying to miss out on yet another of these pain-in-the-ass SDCC SW exclusives, especially since I feel that the Carbonite Jar Jar constitutes a "new figure" for a any completist (carded or loose).  I know Hasbro's just playing it off as a unique accessory and trying to downplay it as an actual figure, but I'd imagine quite a few of us have enough OCD completism in ourselves to think otherwise.  I really wish they'd find another outlet to get that "figure" out to the public, even if it's only in loose form, 'cause I'm really not too excited at the prospect of dropping $60+ on a plastic slab of the most hated character in SW history.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: JediJman on July 29, 2012, 07:52 AM
It's really not even a figure - just a block of plastic.  Meh - I would have paid the full price for a box set, but equally happy that I didn't waste a big chunk of money on this.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Jayson on July 29, 2012, 08:31 AM
It's a block of plastic, but you can put the Jar Jar figure inside of it so it does have some functionality.  :P
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Jesse James on July 29, 2012, 01:22 PM
The thing about the Jar Jar in Carbonite, and maybe I'm not in the majority with the thought, but it really is more an accessory and less a "figure".  Add in that it's something that doesn't exist in the films or EU...  It's a miniature copy of a fanmade gag... 

I know guys are mad about this set, but if you didn't get one you're missing out less on Jar Jar, and more on the presentation itself.  The package is more cool, to me, than the Carbo Jar Jar in it.  He's a novelty, at best.  I can see the diehard completist, especially carded guys, having an annoyance from this, but Hasbro could make this situation FAR worse.

GI Joe anyone?

Yeah.

So while I don't own the Death Star set from last year, I'll be really happy if this is what they aim for every year on these.  Something few care about, so as not to piss off EVERYONE with what they make, ya know?
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: JediJman on July 29, 2012, 11:27 PM
I'm with you Jesse, though I'm always bothered by "exclusives" that collectors want and can't seem to get.  I'd be far happier if they just had the exclusive packaging at shows.  That would provide something rare and unique without the rest of us missing out on an actual figure.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Jesse James on July 31, 2012, 01:04 AM
Yeah GI Joe fans are the guys who have a beef...

They got Jinx...  But not one Jinx.  They got two Jinx.  Both new.  Both who didn't get made in the new line.

To put it in perspective, and this should be fun food for thought for the Jocasta Nu crowd who are upset Jocasta is $25 and exclusive to an online retailer... 

Imagine if she were more money and basically only sold at SDCC and in very brief moments on Hasbro Toy Shop after the show till she sold out?  I mean, this hobby can definitely get worse.  Joe fans by far and away have a much greater beef.

Now imagine Jocasta was this year's...  Next year it's a figure you actually want?  Because they did that to Joe fans (not that Jinx wasn't a popular choice in her own right).  Sgt. Slaughter anyone?  Yeah, that's like keeping the Tonnika sisters as SDCC exclusives and highly limited.  Hasbro HQ would be physically assaulted by a absurdly fast-moving nerd army.
Title: Re: 2012 SDCC "Carbonite Chamber Packaging" Box Set
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 31, 2012, 08:42 AM
I agree with Jesse that the GI Joe collectors have it much worse with regards to getting what they want - especially when there is usually more than one GI Joe exclusive at the show.

I wish though that Hasbro would go back to making a larger quantity of smaller price-point item than a smaller quantity of a higher priced item.

At the end of the day - what would have been the harm if they had put Jar Jar in Carbonite on a "Lost Line" card back style and made it so he was ONLY available that way in the Carbon Freeze Chamber set and then also make him available as a single purchase on a Vintage card back and make that the exclusive for both SDCC and Celebration VI?

If you made it so the "Lost Line" look was exclusive to the Carbon Freeze Chamber set (and not also in cases shipping now), I feel that the demand for that set would still have been as high as it was. The fact that you can get those six figures in that same packaging style shipped to your home now has diminished the "exclusiveness" of those six figures making the set purely about Jar Jar in Carbonite and the box itself.

At the end of the day - the wishy-washy-ness level of "exclusivity" only suggests that even Hasbro thought that the "Lost Line" look gimmick was a dud. And before you think otherwise, look at how every other card-back "Galactic Hunt" variation has been handled so far - 12 figures spread out among three assortment variations. This time? One case and you get both the regular and "variant" looks with a single purchase. While as a collector I appreciate that, if it doesn't scream "we give up, this year is a flop", I don't know what else does.