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Title: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Famine on June 29, 2005, 02:11 PM
Well, over at the other site they have an article posted about a new clone 5 pack. Read on:

Need more Clone Trooper figures? Of course you do!
We've gotten word of another set of Clone Troopers coming out in a special boxed set 5-pack.

"Clone Attack on Coruscant" includes 4 white clones with gray shoulder pads and a blue commander that is reportedly similar to the Commander Bacarra figure. This set comes with a cardboard insert of the side of a gunship with the door open and the figures are positioned like they're ready to jump out of the door.

*: Additional reports describe this set as one of the new series of Battlepacks and that the figures ARE articulated and can be posed in totally different poses.

This may be a Target exclusive, but no official word on that just yet.


Hot damn! It's like Christmas came early this year!


Credit to Vator for this article.

Kevin
Title: Re: New Clone 5 Pack!
Post by: CHEWIE on June 29, 2005, 02:33 PM
Holy Schnikeys!!!!  Yes!!!!  Count me in for a few of these babies.  Yipeee

 :P
Title: Re: New Clone 5 Pack!
Post by: Vator on June 29, 2005, 02:36 PM
And if Hasbro is learning...

Hurray! Clone oversaturation!
Title: Re: New Clone 5 Pack!
Post by: Pete_Fett on June 29, 2005, 02:48 PM
So - now why if they can make a five pack with four troops and a commander. Why can't the TRU packs be the EXACT SAME concept? Four SA Troops painted with the grunt markings and figure #5 is that unit's commander. Exclusives this time 'round are just bizarre.
Title: Re: New Clone 5 Pack!
Post by: Famine on June 29, 2005, 06:52 PM
Hmm...This is interesting. I was pondering...If they did the TRU packs like these, we'd have to see Commander Appo, and the Commander of the Shock Troops.

Kevin
Title: Re: New Clone 5 Pack!
Post by: Diddly on June 29, 2005, 06:56 PM
They better be SA. And I kinda hope they aren't a Target exclusive. I'm sick of overpriced figures that can never be found. Whatever happened to the Wal-Mart exclusives that sit for years?
Title: Re: New Clone 5 Pack!
Post by: Commander CuDa on June 29, 2005, 07:17 PM
I just hope you can move all the body parts around . That 3 pack kinda sucks
Title: Re: New Clone 5 Pack!
Post by: speedermike on June 29, 2005, 10:31 PM
Hmmm..if this is a Tarhet exclusive, it could get pricey.  Let's see, they charge 12 for one clone, so five clones should be 60.00!
Title: Re: New Clone 5 Pack!
Post by: Ryan on June 29, 2005, 10:36 PM
From the sound of this, this is going to rule! Maybe I'll hold of on those grey clone  customs for now. Count me in for several. I can't wait! ;D :)
Title: Re: New Clone 5 Pack!
Post by: Gatillo on June 29, 2005, 10:39 PM
I know what I am doing tomorrow in the am...returning 2 white clone 3-packs. :P
Title: Re: New Clone 5 Pack!
Post by: Jesse James on June 30, 2005, 03:32 AM
This sounds a bit better than what the 3-packs MAY turn out to be.  Sounds like Hasbro's pushing Clones a bit more but it's very disappointing to hear about them being exclusives, and especially ANYTHING going to Target who are hit and miss with their exclusives.

I know TRU is the better company at getting more of their stuff in and on the shelves.  Target has dropped the ball on too many occassions for me to totally trust them with handling this properly.  And now, what will price be?  Oh well...  We should know soon enough.
Title: Re: New Clone 5 Pack!
Post by: MetalJedi on June 30, 2005, 03:44 AM
Hopefully at Comic-Con they will have pics of what they will look like and maybe a price range.
Title: Re: New Clone 5 Pack!
Post by: speedermike on June 30, 2005, 05:39 AM
Are these gray shoulder pad guys actually in the film?
Title: Re: New Clone 5 Pack!
Post by: Jesse James on June 30, 2005, 05:51 AM
Well, if they're like the ones on Coruscant then yes...  Clones there in some scenes had grey shins and shoulders (I think those were the markings). 

If the paintjob is not accurate though then technically no.
Title: Re: New Clone 5 Pack!
Post by: Darth Broem on June 30, 2005, 10:14 AM
I am certainly interested in this set.  However, I hope Hasbro will just release single carded versions of some of these clonse.  I can not justity to my wife paying the $40 EE exclusive clonetroopers, and 3 packs, and now 5 packs. 

However, I can easily smuggle in single carded versions.  LOL! 
Title: Re: New Clone 5 Pack!
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on June 30, 2005, 11:55 AM
I thought those guys lookes a little grey-shouldered...

What I want to know is if there's any white clones in the movie? I don't regret having all the white clones I have, since I have no doubt that as soon as the Empire began, troops were given all white armor ala the classic trilogy.
Title: Re: New Clone 5 Pack!
Post by: Famine on June 30, 2005, 12:15 PM
White Clones in the gunship with Obi, Mace, an Yoda.

White Clones at the gunstations inside the star destroyers.

White clones laying dead inside the Jedi Temple.


That's hot.

Kevin
Title: Re: New Clone 5 Pack!
Post by: ruiner on June 30, 2005, 12:20 PM
(http://www.neroameta.it/paris-hilton.jpg)
Title: Re: New Clone 5 Pack!
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 30, 2005, 12:27 PM
Hmmm..if this is a Tarhet exclusive, it could get pricey.  Let's see, they charge 12 for one clone, so five clones should be 60.00!

$64.99 to be exact. ;)
Title: Re: New Clone 5 Pack!
Post by: Scott on June 30, 2005, 01:00 PM
White Clones in the gunship with Obi, Mace, an Yoda.

White Clones at the gunstations inside the star destroyers.

White clones laying dead inside the Jedi Temple.


That's hot.

Kevin
I really think those guys in the Temple are the Blue guys

The White Clones in the Gunship are probably the Grey Crew since in the next scene the Grey guys show up with Tarfull

To me, the only place I know they are, are on the Star Destroyers
Title: Re: New Clone 5 Pack!
Post by: DoctorPadawan on June 30, 2005, 01:35 PM
The guys on the landing platform on Coruscant (when Yoda exits the Gunship to go to Kashyyyk) are wearing antennae on their backs as well in some cases.  Hasbro does have a tendency to get something almost perfect on a regular basis, but they come up a little short.  That being said, the 41 Clone is great, so I'm not complaining about the possible lack of accuracy. :)

You know, I have a feeling that San Diego is going to either be a huge sigh of relief that shows Hasbro's "got it" for once, or it's going to be a huge mess with multiple repainted Jedi Starfighters, reusing/repainting subpar molds, and endless exclusives.  If it's the latter, you know what must be done, Matt.  ;D

Title: Re: New Clone 5 Pack!
Post by: Famine on June 30, 2005, 01:51 PM
White Clones in the gunship with Obi, Mace, an Yoda.

White Clones at the gunstations inside the star destroyers.

White clones laying dead inside the Jedi Temple.


That's hot.

Kevin
I really think those guys in the Temple are the Blue guys

The White Clones in the Gunship are probably the Grey Crew since in the next scene the Grey guys show up with Tarfull

To me, the only place I know they are, are on the Star Destroyers

I dissagree. Dressle has posted a wallpaper with the temple slaughter aftermath, and it clearly shows all white clones.

Kevin
Title: Re: New Clone 5 Pack!
Post by: Pete_Fett on June 30, 2005, 01:51 PM
If anyone still has a Star Wars aisle in their Target, take a good look at the running (at you) clonetrooper that is in the graphics. You'll see that the clone is mostly white except for the gray shoulder pads.

My guess is that a Target exec somewhere said "hey, where are the clones that look like the artwork we have in the store?!?"

Thus this set was born...

Just another wacky theory of mine!
Title: Re: New Clone 5 Pack!
Post by: ruiner on June 30, 2005, 02:09 PM
Again, I'm a sucker for clones (especially the SA clone) and I do hope these rock.

I do find it odd that the Big H would release a Battle Pack with five of the same figures...
Title: Re: New Clone 5 Pack!
Post by: Scott on June 30, 2005, 02:22 PM
(http://simonz.web.elte.hu/wallp/yodaobi-temple.jpg)

This makes no sense to me is the problem.  Why have Blue ones in the marching in scene, blue ones fighting and blue ones talking to Bail and then have dead white ones?

Has anyone confirmed these clones are there and are indeed white?
Title: Re: New Clone 5 Pack!
Post by: SilverZ on June 30, 2005, 03:38 PM
The scene was probably finalled earlier than others since the clones are simply part of a background. It’s quite possible that the blue “501st” clones weren’t the chosen design for the raid at the time this shot was done. I don't like the inconsistency, either. I’m sure we’ll get some sloppy EU to explain it at some point. Bleh.

I have a feeling we’re going to be presented with a less than perfect clone solution by Hasbro at ComicCon. I’m fully expecting lots of the repaints we want, and not on the SA body. The proper way to handle the clones is so obvious, they can’t resist screwing it up, I'm sure.
Title: Re: New Clone 5 Pack!
Post by: Famine on June 30, 2005, 04:37 PM
I figure White Clones were just the clean up crew, and a few bit it before gunning down the rest of the padawananabingbangs.

Kevin
Title: Re: New Clone 5 Pack!
Post by: Scott on June 30, 2005, 04:38 PM
That shot could also be early pre release stuff though too, I'll try that scene tonight
Title: Re: New Clone 5 Pack!
Post by: Dressel Rebel on June 30, 2005, 04:42 PM
There's dead white clones in the movie at the temple.  It's undeniable, it's canon, they're there dead on the ground.  The only logical explanation then is that they took part in the raid.
Title: Re: New Clone 5 Pack!
Post by: DoctorPadawan on June 30, 2005, 04:46 PM
From a film standpoint, the shots of Vader and the Clones entering the Jedi Temple was one of the later shots added to the film.  The actual shot of Hayden doing the walk wasn't shot until the reshoots at Shepperton or Elstree last fall, so I'd imagine that the work on that series of shots didn't actually begin until about early December.  I could be wrong though, but I do know that the shot of Hayden walking has only been around for less than a year.

From a Hasbro standpoint, as I've said before, Hasbro will do things that require the least amount of work, stand to bring them the maximum financial returns, and that also serve as a way to tell us "SHUT UP, WE MADE THAT ALREADY, IT'S NOT OUR FAULT YOU DIDN'T BUY IT" if it is something subpar. 

Here's what I'm honestly expecting to see in the reports from SD:

-Clone 5 Pack: repainted Bacara with four Clones using the Saga/AOTC/CW Bonus pack bodies, but they'll all have short rifles AT BEST; at worst, it will be figures from the deluxe three packs repainted along with the repainted Bacara.

-Clone 3 Packs (TRU):  repainted deluxe Clone 3 packs.

-"The Next 12": new versions of Grievous, Anakin, Obi-Wan, Yoda, Chewbacca, Palpatine, Vader, R2-D2, Mace, (none of which we will want/need) with a new Padme, Commander Cody, and a repainted 41 Clone to throw us a bone.

-Wal-Mart Exclusive: a case full of Mon Mothmas, since WM seems to get the exclusives that nobody else in their right minds would take.

-TRU Exclusive:  Obi-Wan's Starfighter (Utapau Version) which will include #1 Obi-Wan instead of the pilot figure, since that would make sense.

-Target: Plo Koon's Jedi Starfighter with the same Plo Koon figure on shelves right now that won't sit in it.

-Animated CW Figures:  Two three packs: set one will include a Clone (with a ROTS head), Yoda, and Mace Windu; set two will include a blue ARC Trooper, Obi-Wan (again), and a ROTS version of Anakin that is just a new head on the Mace body with slight paint changes.

-OBLIGATORY ORIGINAL TRILOGY ITEMS:  repainted X-Wing with Wedge from the Rebel Pilots three pack, reissue of Luke's Landspeeder with Luke (even though it will be the 1978/1995 version of the ship), and maybe a troop builder four pack of VOTC Stormtroopers with battle damage that will be exclusive to EE and cost 40 dollars a pop.
Title: Re: New Clone 5 Pack!
Post by: Famine on June 30, 2005, 04:53 PM
The 5 pack Clones are supposed to be articulated, DP.

Kevin
Title: Re: New Clone 5 Pack!
Post by: Dressel Rebel on June 30, 2005, 05:08 PM
The 5 pack Clones are supposed to be articulated, DP.

Kevin

Why Bacara would be in there though, I have no idea.  Never saw him on Coruscant with the grey shouldered troops.
Title: Re: New Clone 5 Pack!
Post by: Scott on June 30, 2005, 05:17 PM
Other than that picture can anyone say for a fact in the film that those dead guys are all white and not blue? 
Title: Re: New Clone 5 Pack!
Post by: Jesse James on June 30, 2005, 06:46 PM
I can see reinforcements being needed at the temple...  so I can see white suited Clones there.  I can see the grey marking troops there too since we do see them on Coruscant in one scene... 

Be funny if Palpy sent in the 501st thinking they'd get the job done and they still needed extra guys to pour in.  Jedi kickin' ass and they'd take names but they kicked it so fast they could only take initials!   :o
Title: Re: New Clone 5 Pack!
Post by: JediMAC on July 20, 2005, 04:15 PM
Here's a picture of this set from the Comic Con Q & A...

(http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Conventions/San_Diego_Comic_Con_2005/Hasbro/Hasbro_Q_and_A/DSC08865.jpg)

Pretty cool packaging set up there by Hasbro.  I think I'm actually somewhat impressed with that.  ;)
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Vator on July 20, 2005, 11:43 PM
I'm digging the blue Baccara officer.

Off topic: Why do all the new higher ranking clones have the TE/Baccara shoulder covering? I mean, I like them and all...but whatever happened to paldrons? I guess an in-universe anwser is these are less cumbersome in the feild?
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: dafoo on July 20, 2005, 11:45 PM
I find the skirts more cumbersome and pointless, yet they slap them on every commander
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Vator on July 20, 2005, 11:47 PM
Well I wouldn't imagine that the Kama would be all to bad, I mean they seem light enough.

But yeah, every commander dosen't need one...I was under the impression that only certain legions adopted them from the ARC corp, but then again, its only my interpretation.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Jesse James on July 20, 2005, 11:52 PM
I look at the Bacara and TE Gunner's thing as a Pauldron...  Seems like the Clones just had a variety of them (as far as their "look" or physical construction)...  Why that is, I'm totally clueless.  Maybe the Clones made them on their own by their specific legions, but the Empire stripped them down to a specific uniformed style for all troopers with the colors meaning the same across the board.  

At least that's how I'm looking at things right now.

On the "skirt", I think it's more means of a Commander establishing himself as unique among his men, and perhaps paying some tribute to the Republic's most elite Clones too...  I dunno.  I wouldn't think it would hinder movement or be a "problem" for troops and movement.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: dafoo on July 20, 2005, 11:55 PM
nothing to hinder, but come on if you are going to pick something to make yourself stand our as a BAD mamjama...get something a bit more manly...

AND for the record

Berets WERE manly, it was the french that did them in!

curse you FRENCH!!! CURSES!
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Nathan on July 21, 2005, 12:18 AM
^ If you'd prefer, think of them like kilts. You gonna tell these guys to their face that kilts aren't manly? ;)
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Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: TheBlackDog65 on August 14, 2005, 08:36 PM
I was looking on ebay for local auctions to see what is out there and found this link:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Star-Wars-Clone-Trooper-4-pack-Red-Blue-Green-Yellow_W0QQitemZ5992698455QQcategoryZ2476QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Looks like he got them over seas by the asking price for the buy it now. Anyway, just wanted to share what I found. The picture really makes me want this set!
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Gatillo on August 14, 2005, 09:05 PM
I got all four sets from EE a few weeks ago.  They are ok but they are overpriced.  I think it is about $36 a set or all four for $120.  I think EE will get more in September.  You can order them now and get them when they are released.  I ordered mine in May and got them a few weeks ago.


My guess is that he bought them at EE
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Ryan on August 15, 2005, 12:28 AM
I was looking on ebay for local auctions to see what is out there and found this link:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Star-Wars-Clone-Trooper-4-pack-Red-Blue-Green-Yellow_W0QQitemZ5992698455QQcategoryZ2476QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Looks like he got them over seas by the asking price for the buy it now. Anyway, just wanted to share what I found. The picture really makes me want this set!

Those aren't the Target 5-pack Clones......

He is selling those at a high price because he wants to get what $$ he can while they are temporarily out of stock at EE.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: MetalJedi on August 21, 2005, 06:38 AM
I was looking on ebay for local auctions to see what is out there and found this link:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Star-Wars-Clone-Trooper-4-pack-Red-Blue-Green-Yellow_W0QQitemZ5992698455QQcategoryZ2476QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Looks like he got them over seas by the asking price for the buy it now. Anyway, just wanted to share what I found. The picture really makes me want this set!

Just wanna say **** that guy. He's the main scalper in that town. I should know. I used to live there. Anyway back to your friendly thread.  ;D
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Darth Slothus on August 25, 2005, 03:18 PM
Gonna have to disagree with the 97.3% of the folks that care if this set is fully articulated or not. Hey, if they are painted nicely/diplayed nicely in case and since I'm not opening  I don't care if it has 14 points of articulation or 12.  8)

Oh well, I'm different and not with the majority-I'm 2.7%
But ..look, if I expand minds and show ..I'm not an opener, then it makes perfect sense that I don't have concern over the articulation, duh* ::)

At least the set packaging looks good enough for purchase and display :)
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Jesse James on August 25, 2005, 05:26 PM
Carded collectors have always felt that way Darth Slothus, that's nothing new.  Unfortunately when we talk about the line's overall "health" though, that concerns us all obviously.  We can get statues in packaging and it can make many carded collectors happy I suppose, yet is it "good" for the Star Wars line?  I don't believe it is as we see with the Saga line where a lot of pre-posed figures went by as generally unpopular.  That line in general was weak and saw buy-backs on Hasbro's part.

The ROTS line's been a much popular line...  I attribute it to a major bump in quality of the figures coupled with a better media backing.  Even the weaker efforts tended to be pretty good figures and DEFINITELY better quality to their Saga counterparts.  One need only look at the Obi-Wan's for this film release cmpared to those for the Saga/AOTC Line's release, and there's marked improvement in overall quality in the figures.  The ROTS line's popularity has relied on things being a bit more fun though out of the packaging as well as looking pretty within.

The balance is important to the line in general.  I don't think the 501st Clones will be pegwarmers.  The AT-TE Gunner isn't as he is, but that's not to say that if they shipped in droves, that perhaps it wouldn't sit maybe a little longer than some other figures.  I think if shipped evenly together and in high quantities, a TE Gunner variant, and a SA variant of the 501st Clone would see the SA variant move faster...  It's like the SA moving faster than the #6 clone sculpt (aside from its shocktrooper variant).  The better of the two wins out.

With the openers wanting the SA sculpt, and it being completely adequate in every way then, I'd think even most carded collectors would want "what's best" for everyone and not just what suits them since they don't open it...  The best way to look at I think.  Now if someone genuinely LIKED the AT-TE Gunner over the SA, that's of course their opinion.  It's a cool figure for sure, but I don't know many who prefer it over the 3 basic Clone sculpts we've gotten this year.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Darth Slothus on August 25, 2005, 06:19 PM
Well said, I agree with you on most points.. However it seems Hasbro put a high emphasis on the shipping of many #41's to cover the demand and likely mistake of shortpacking them early on. If I didn't have to see so many #41's in my 7 stores I visit here in Southern California...(Yes, pegwarming)then I would likely agree with everything you have said- However that fact remains and has probably (along with an individual who decided to (probably felt it was his royal duty)lay an off-topic personal attack because he doesn't agree with my thinking ) created my mood towards it doesn't matter the clone- if H created too many for sale they would pegwarm

It's OK for people to disagree here and that's fine- (it's certainly less boring than everyone walking like sheep agreeing and saying the same thing). However, I don't condone a personal attack because of a disagreeance in opinion on a Star wars figure- C'mon I mean I don't take these things to bed and fall asleep with them in my arms- but if someone does that that's fine and I won't JUDGE them for doing it.

But please don't tell someone how many smiley faces they can put on an email just because YOU don't like it. And please don't give bogus statement percentages as if you're an authority at the census bureau and did the math( however if you did do the math and asked all 1142 members how they felt then I'll retract that last line in an instant :) )

I don't care if people say that they(themselves) are 90 whateva percent sure about something themself(i think it's kind of funny) but please don't speak for everyone else like your trying to be their hero or whateva.
 
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Famine on August 25, 2005, 06:27 PM
I don't think anyone is trying to be a hero. :-\

Also, please type "whatever" instead of "whateva" because it makes your point less valid, and sound a little less intelligent.


Kevin
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Ryan on August 25, 2005, 07:22 PM
Quote
But please don't tell someone how many smiley faces they can put on an email just because YOU don't like it. And please don't give bogus statement percentages as if you're an authority at the census bureau and did the math( however if you did do the math and asked all 1142 members how they felt then I'll retract that last line in an instant  )

Gonna have to disagree with the 97.3% of the folks that care if this set is fully articulated or not.



Oh well, I'm different and not with the majority-I'm 2.7%


Do you see the irony?


Anything Hasbro puts out should have good paint apps, AND good articulation. Esspecially when it is a repaint/repack. There is no excuse not to use a better sculpt if it is out. It doesn't cost more to produce. And like JJ said if you have the abbility to please carded and loose collectors, why wouldn't you? That is stupid business. Esspecially when it is an army building set. If the packaging is good the carded collectors will buy 1, but if the contents are good army builders and loose collectors will buy multiples.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Jesse James on August 25, 2005, 07:29 PM
I'm going to ask that we let the grammar policing remain in the hands of the staff here so that they can make the decision when they feel it's disruptive to the boards.  That's a call we like to make sparingly and under select circumstances as we deem fit so we don't want that spilling into a public fight between members.  You can take it to PM if you like, but it's probably not worth the anymosity so I'd suggest simply dropping the issue.

As far as the #41's, I think you're in the minority on them being a peg-warmer right now Darth Slothus though I coudl be wrong.  I know my area's devoid of them.  If I find one here and there I tend to buy it but I've only found 2 in the last month or so probably.

I did see a lot at TOys R Us one day though, but they were gone when I went back hoping to score some of them.  I should've just bought them when I had the chance.  I don't know too many people putting the pegwarmer label on them though, even the cali guys I know.

Whether the 41 could pegwarm?  I don't know.  In general army building figures sell steadily rather than pegwarm...  dependant on the quality at least.  Case-in-point, the Hoth Rebel Soldier sold piss-poor but was an equal in quality to its sales rate.  It just simply was a poor figure.  The Imperial Officer I saw in droves (the POTJ one anyway) out here but it sold very well even at marked up prices at K-Mart...  

Clone Pilots, Neimodian Gunners, and Wookiee Warriors were all 3 figures that sold well at first, then started to sit as they shipped more heavily...  But even those are drying up.  I'd say I went from seeing 30+ Pilots at any given store to maybe 8 at most.  The Neimodian Gunner's the only figure I see a little more abundantly and that could partially be that he's so obscure nobody cared about him getting a figure anyway.  The Wookiee's I only see one or two of here and there, I think the kid market after the film's release moved those...  I know my gf's kids each wanted one when they saw it anyway.

So would a #41 Clone "pegwarm"?  I think it'd start to sit to the point you could FIND it if they shipped so many...  It'd take a LOT of reshipping it though, and I still debate whether it would pegwarm or just move steadily.  I think almost any of the armor-clad troops of the Empire (or Republic as the case may be) would move if they're well made figures.  Even #6's are still sorta tough to find.  I see one or two now when I go out, but they're not out there in mass quantities...  Plus the new paintjob's on ANY Clone aren't sitting where I am so army builders are basically starting from scratch on any variant...  It's like they're brand new figures to many people.

As far as personal attacks and whatnot, I think MetalJedi wasn't attacking you.  No more than repeatedly posting "percentages" in various topics is an attempt to ruffle his feathers, so that's knocker-for-tat in my book.  I think Metal was being funny, but not malicious, about the smiles you used...  And likewise you replied humorously with all the smilies we have available and it wasn't insulting to him I'm sure.  

Like I said I'm probably one of the only people here who actively uses emoticons so it is a bit of an anomaly for our site I guess and he was just being humorous...  No big deal, and I think that any notion of it being a mean spirited comment is blown out of proportion.  Metal Jedi and yourself have both made your opinions known as to the topic and perhaps that's where it should be left then.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Darth Slothus on August 25, 2005, 08:46 PM
Where I live in SC there are alot of ATRT drivers,#6 clones(not painted), #41 clones on the shelves- if they stay on the shelf for 7 days at least 6 or more than that's how I justify calling it a pegwarmer- That's just me. Next I anticipate the Yoda's, grievous's, vaders to pegwarm as rehashes- they already are pegwarming here as well and.. the new cases aren't even out yet. I am fortunate at getting alot of stuff in the Valley here but I guess I'm fortunate to not have F&S employees near me that take everything for resale. You've spoken well on this matter staff member :)
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Darby on August 25, 2005, 08:51 PM
I think it just depends, what figures peg warm.  #6 vanilla clones have been sitting - in numbers - for over a week at Target, and now Bacarra is backing up too.  But then down in KC, I saw TONS of Wookie Warrior #43, everywhere, and he's vanished here in Iowa.  TRU here still has lots of Alaya Secura and Ki Adi Mundi, which no one else has.

Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Darth Slothus on August 25, 2005, 09:07 PM
OOPS I knew I missed one- the Bacara is another I would like to add to what I consider pegwarming central here-

There's only 280,000 people jammed into 3 towns here where I live and about 8 major stores to buy SW products
4 WM's, 1 TRU, 2 Targets, Kay-bee also Kohls if you wanna count 'em. So I guess it's not like the millions or so in the LA area not only that but they got the big resellers F&S and Big Lou's AND all there scalp teams. Well I'm just fortunate I don't have to drive an hour and twenty  to where they are
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: JediMAC on August 25, 2005, 09:35 PM
There's only 280,000 people jammed into 3 towns here where I live and about 8 major stores to buy SW products
4 WM's, 1 TRU, 2 Targets, Kay-bee also Kohls if you wanna count 'em.

Sounds like you need to stop by this thread (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=2661.0).  ;)
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Jesse James on August 25, 2005, 11:41 PM
I did a toy run tonight and saw for the first time Bacara's in any quantity, but at most there were 10 total...  The RT Drivers were gone and when I was done I put all but 2 SA Clones on lay-away... 

No variant Clones to be seen though I noticed case-mates of theirs so I know they were there.  People are focusing on those now it seems.

The area I'm in I'd say the only things that we still consider pegwarmers are the Neimodian Gunner and some of the Zett Jukassa wave's sitting now.  ALl 3 of them are sitting actually.

Like I said, it varies by area, but I'd bet you those Clones start to move over time... 

Wookiee's were gone, but their reshipments are showing up around here Spuffy...  KFC Anakin's not a pegwarmer yet but I think he's getting there too.  Took a while, and I've never seen any variation on him.  :(

Only 2 Obi Pilots and 2 Mustafar sentries I spotted tonight and I got both Obi's and one Sentry. 

Stuff like that just isn't the pegwarmer here it seems to be elsewhere.  That'st he first I've seen of those figures actually.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Darth Slothus on August 26, 2005, 08:18 AM
I think one of the reasons Obi won#55 is pegwarming here is that it's not an army builder and he came out in all four of the case revisions(unlike the sentry). Despite being one of the most cleverly done Obi-won's I've purchased-once people have this figure then, that's it-shoot ,they don't want an army of them!I guess as all these revisions of this wave start hitting everywhere like they've done where I am you may see the pegwarming trend- alot more 41's issued with the last waves and revisions-when people see the colored clone they not surprisingly tend to leave the 41 and take the colored variant figs. This is what happened where I live. Whateva- depends on your area's stores product availablity I guess. My Wal Marts typically have been setting out 12-14 cases of product at a time- see now how it can sit for this long?
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: rikdom on August 26, 2005, 10:34 AM
Where I live in SC there are alot of ATRT drivers,#6 clones(not painted), #41 clones on the shelves- if they stay on the shelf for 7 days at least 6 or more than that's how I justify calling it a pegwarmer- That's just me.

No offense, but I think that's a terrible definiton of pegwarming.
To me that's called having toys in stock.

I'd say pegwarming is when a case is put out and most of the other figs sell through, but the clones sit. And then next week a new case is put out and a lot of figs sell through, but those clones are still there, and any new clones sit too. And then next week, next shipment, same thing.
If your stores are putting out a dozen or more cases at a time, it should be no surprise that it takes more than a week for things to sell.

I know this comes down to personal definitions, but if everyone has a wildly divergent view on what a term means, it loses all meaning.

I'm not saying your definition is this bad, but I've seen people find a hot new figure in the same store over two consecutive days and say"uh-oh.... this is starting to pegwarm" I also see people talking about "grail" hauls when they find a brand new hard to find figure. Drives me nuts. :P
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Darth Slothus on August 28, 2005, 09:37 PM
No offense back but... your 'definition' sounds great but it really has no place where I live. You know what? My stores(well there not really mine lol, but my area) havn't gotten any new figures in almost three weeks- I've seen all the waves go through up through #56 including all the revisions- How do I know ? we have 8 or 9 places to shop I go 4-5 times a week and communicate well with all our other collectors here.  ::)

What I'm saying is since no new cases have been set out in
almost 3 weeks now THOSE clones are still there from then. I wasn't suprised today ..when walking with 2 other area fellow collectors how they agreed that they never thought they'd see the drivers/clone versions pegwarm.  ::)

Believe it or not- this is a big beautiful universe
and there are different areas/situations then your own..LOL!

Of course on the other hand.. there are NO colored clones left here because myself and others have stripped them ;)

I am more optimistic in believing other people's situations
'cause I've been doing this for along time and have seen some crazy ****. Show me color variation clones pegwarming and then definately I would be pessimistic about THAT story however..LOL
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: jokabofe on August 29, 2005, 12:21 AM
I don't think the Obi #55 is going to peg-warm for long, as soon as some of the customizers see what kind of potential it has for building more Jedi, it'll start to move off the shelves. I opened one up tonight, and I have to say it is a pretty good figure. The legs are a bit on the skinny side, and the arm articulation is a bit funky looking, but overall I think it has potential to become "THE" Jedi body for custom Jedi in the future. The cloak is just awesome IMO.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: DarthAcroyear on August 29, 2005, 04:44 AM
I would be buying a lot more of the SA Clones if I wasn't spending the money on the Shock Troopers and the black Clone Pilots. It pains me to see any of them sitting on a shelf but until I have all of these other two figures that I want, plus the Clone Evolution, and a couple other odds and ends, that is just how it must be.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: rikdom on August 29, 2005, 01:58 PM
No offense back but... your 'definition' sounds great but it really has no place where I live. You know what? My stores(well there not really mine lol, but my area) havn't gotten any new figures in almost three weeks- I've seen all the waves go through up through #56 including all the revisions- How do I know ? we have 8 or 9 places to shop I go 4-5 times a week and communicate well with all our other collectors here.  ::)

What I'm saying is since no new cases have been set out in
almost 3 weeks now THOSE clones are still there from then. I wasn't suprised today ..when walking with 2 other area fellow collectors how they agreed that they never thought they'd see the drivers/clone versions pegwarm.  ::)

Believe it or not- this is a big beautiful universe
and there are different areas/situations then your own..LOL!

Of course on the other hand.. there are NO colored clones left here because myself and others have stripped them ;)

I am more optimistic in believing other people's situations
'cause I've been doing this for along time and have seen some crazy ****. Show me color variation clones pegwarming and then definately I would be pessimistic about THAT story however..LOL




Ok, I think there's a bit of a misunderstanding here...

I'm not making any claims about what is available in your area. I know everybody has there own unique issues with distibution and collector competiton.

I'm just saying a product sitting for 7 days is hardly pegwarming.
You can call it that if you want, but I will disagree wholeheartedly.

Now you say the stuff is there for 3 weeks. That's a bit more odd for a supposedly hot figure, although the white clones are no doubt sitting becuse people are waiting for the colored versions.

Title: Re: Battle Packs (5 figure sets)
Post by: Jayson on August 30, 2005, 10:15 AM
Now here are repaints I can live with…

(http://www.hasbro.com/common/images/news/starwars/85995_pk.jpg)

Blue Bacara and the gray clonetroopers
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Jeff on August 30, 2005, 10:27 AM
Very nice!

Looks like a repainted Bacarra along with 4 "Gray Squad" Clone troopers!  Now THIS is a Battle Pack I like!

Why couldn't the Jedi Temple set have had a 4th Clone instead of the Pilot?   :'(
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Brian on August 30, 2005, 10:29 AM
Not too bad.  I've passed on all of the "Battle Packs" so far, but I might have to pick this one up.  I like the grey Clonetroopers and even the Bacara repaint is something different.  Thanks for the pic, looks kinda nice.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Jayson on August 30, 2005, 10:35 AM
The gray clone are some of my favorite decos in all of ROTS, glad to see at least those got made

And that blue bacara is sweet… just put the blue stripe on the chest like the 501st grunts have and you got a pretty nice 501st Commander.

I dub him "Commander Azul"
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Jeff on August 30, 2005, 10:35 AM
Not too bad. I've passed on all of the "Battle Packs" so far, but I might have to pick this one up. I like the grey Clonetroopers and even the Bacara repaint is something different. Thanks for the pic, looks kinda nice.

Yeah, it's funny isn't it-

A box with 5 Clones for $25 (at least 4 of which were actually IN the movie) is a MUCH better way to go than 1 carded EU Clone for $14 plus shipping...  :P
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: rikdom on August 30, 2005, 10:58 AM
Nice.
Especially the packaging. What with the one guy with his foot propped up and holding on to the imaginary ceiling strap..... and the Jedi Temple burning in the background...

I may have to let that box sit around awhile before I rip it open.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Jayson on August 30, 2005, 11:04 AM
Nice.
Especially the packaging. What with the one guy with his foot propped up and holding on to the imaginary ceiling strap..... and the Jedi Temple burning in the background...

I may have to let that box sit around awhile before I rip it open.

Better yet, buy 2  ;D
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Reid on August 30, 2005, 11:21 AM
This looks really great! Not like that ugly-DS2 Luke-including Rebels vs Empire battlepack. The only reason I'd buy that is for the Stormie...
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: rikdom on August 30, 2005, 01:28 PM
Better yet, buy 2  ;D

Actually, I'll probably buy two to open. :P

If I didn't collect scads of other toylines, I think I might buy a third to keep sealed. But I don't have the room or money for all that.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: DoctorPadawan on August 30, 2005, 02:56 PM
This looks really cool and I'll definitely be getting one of them to crack open.  From what I can tell in the photo, the Bacara paint job is really nice looking, and I like the gray color scheme on the Clones.  And even though such things are secondary to me, the packaging looks really nice too.  As far as their end of things go, a big thumbs up to Hasbro on this set!

It would also be nice if Hasbro would actually, you know, release more of the Gunship on which the Clones are riding in this package for the holidays, but big vehicles don't sell, blah blah blah, so I know that's a pipe dream.

Now all we have to contend with is Target actually ordering enough of them and/or actually stocking them on the shelf rather than on Ebay, and we'll be set.  :P 

A box with 5 Clones for $25 (at least 4 of which were actually IN the movie) is a MUCH better way to go than 1 carded EU Clone for $14 plus shipping...  :P

Let's not get all excited yet, Jeff.  After all, this is Target we're talking about.  Knowing them, they'll order one set for each store and price it at 35 dollars, even though the regular open stock Battle Packs sell alongside it for 10 dollars less.   :-\

That said, can you or someone else check the DPCI for the price next time you're at a Target that hasn't blocked the scanner from customers?

Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: DarthAcroyear on August 30, 2005, 03:44 PM
Actually, I'll probably buy two to open. :P

That is my hope for this set as well.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: CHEWIE on August 30, 2005, 03:47 PM
Yep, I'd love to get two of these to open.  I'm just a bit nervous since it's a Target exclusive... I'd like to see it be a widespread release.

But this is the way Battle Packs should be!

 :P
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: DarthAcroyear on August 30, 2005, 03:50 PM
I could not agree with you more CHEWIE. :)
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 30, 2005, 07:04 PM
Yeah - I'm in for three of these for sure, one to keep MIB and the other two to open. Instead of going great guns on any one type of clone, I'm basically building little mini-armies of each type while only getting one or two of each Commander.

So it will be nice to have a squad of 8 gray clones and two Blue Bacarras to go with the two Maroon Bacarras I already have.

Now what we need is for them to repaint the Saga Snowtrooper to match the rest of Bacarra's troops on Mygeeto and throw four of those into a Battle Pack with a Ki-adi Mundi and call it "Ambush at Mygeeto", then they could do the same for Bly's grunts and include them in a pack with Aayla Secura and call it "Ambush at Feluccia" - those would be Battle Packs worth getting.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Diddly on August 30, 2005, 08:54 PM
Simply awesome, both the packaging and the figs. Definately getting one of these!
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 30, 2005, 08:58 PM
Yep, I'd love to get two of these to open.  I'm just a bit nervous since it's a Target exclusive... I'd like to see it be a widespread release.

But this is the way Battle Packs should be!

 :P

You said it Chewie! I hope these are produced in greater numbers.

So what's the guess on retail? $29.99? :-[
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Darby on August 30, 2005, 10:56 PM
I'm definitely down for one of these.  And I love the Mygeeto idea.  I really hope we got those snow clones next year.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: MetalJedi on August 31, 2005, 04:00 AM
Yep, I'd love to get two of these to open.  I'm just a bit nervous since it's a Target exclusive... I'd like to see it be a widespread release.

But this is the way Battle Packs should be!

 :P

You said it Chewie! I hope these are produced in greater numbers.

So what's the guess on retail? $29.99? :-[

I think since Target price for the regular Battlepacks is 24.99, 29.99 sounds right for this unfortunately.  :-\
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Ook on August 31, 2005, 04:06 AM
Is there any rhyme or reason to a repainted Bacara? Does he change outfits for each battle? ::) And the gray ones look pretty boring to me. They're really going to milk this clone thing for all they can, aren't they....
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 31, 2005, 10:18 AM
They're really going to milk this clone thing for all they can, aren't they....

It is what we wanted. :P
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Jim on August 31, 2005, 10:26 AM
Is this suppose to be out by now, or is this a fall release?
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Jeff on August 31, 2005, 10:31 AM
Is this suppose to be out by now, or is this a fall release?

It should be out very soon seeing as how the TRU and K-Mart exclusive sets have already popped up.  In fact, they could be in the back right now waiting for the same toy aisle reset the TIE Fighters are waiting for...

It never hurts to try the DPCI trick:

087-06-0228   SW Clone Trooper Attack 5-pk

Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Darth Slothus on September 1, 2005, 05:02 AM
LOL, I've been trying it(DCPI) belive me! Nothing in stock yet however. I go out 4 times a week minimum too, and nothing yey for PLo's ship, Battle Pack excl.,stealth trooper :(
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: MetalJedi on September 2, 2005, 09:11 PM
Tried the DCPI today and this rang up for 19.99 which I thought was weird since the regular Battlepacks are 24.99.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 3, 2005, 02:57 PM
Tried the DCPI today and this rang up for 19.99 which I thought was weird since the regular Battlepacks are 24.99.

Let's hope it stays that way.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: TheBlackDog65 on September 3, 2005, 09:27 PM
After looking em over, I've decided I'll buy one and open it up (saving the package to store the figures). Nice set and hopefully it is nicely priced.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Tijuanajedi on September 14, 2005, 09:47 PM
Man if they are 19.99 that will be sweet and I would probably get 3, 2 to open and 1 to save away.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Jeff on October 3, 2005, 03:24 PM
I see that one of the local MN scalpers has this set on eBay...  >:(

Guess it's time to start pestering the nice ladies at the Target Service Desk to see if I can nab one to bolster the Clone Army.   ;)

087-06-0228   SW Clone Trooper Attack 5-pk

Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: CHEWIE on October 3, 2005, 06:13 PM
This is very cool looking, and at $19.99 it's even better.  I will probably only want one of these however.  And of course, it will be opened.

 :P
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Reid on October 3, 2005, 06:41 PM
They have a picture of it in the new insider. It includes 4 Technician Clone Troopers and a repainted Bacara; why they would include that, I don't know, it's not Hoth or Rhen Var or any other snow/ice planet.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Holographic Elvis on October 3, 2005, 07:41 PM
Got the scoop on this set last nite and posted in our So Cal thread: the case has a transition date of 10/16.  This is not a street date so they could slip out sooner.  The same date applies for the Mustafar Duel figs. 
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Darth Broem on October 3, 2005, 09:16 PM
Someone over at "that other site" has pics of this on their front page.  One costs$19.99 and it's a blue Bacarra with 4 grey painted clonetoopers.  The 4 are from the Deluxe Clonetrooper with Jetpack.  Obviously without the Jetpacks.  Pretty good deal I would say.  Five clonetroopers for $19.99. 
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Jeff on October 3, 2005, 09:30 PM
One costs$19.99 and it's a blue Bacarra with 4 grey painted clonetoopers.  The 4 are from the Deluxe Clonetrooper with Jetpack.  Obviously without the Jetpacks. 

 ???

I thought that the 4 Gray Clones were #6s (with Quick Draw Action). 

Where did you hear they were Deluxe Clones? 

edit - nm.  I see the guy at scum also posted in the forums over there...

"So I just openned them up and to let everyone know the grey troopers are repaints of the Jet Pack trooper right down to the mounting hole in the back and lack of peg holes in the feet."

Very interesting....
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Holographic Elvis on October 3, 2005, 10:36 PM
The package is deceiving because it mentions quick draw action.  Apparently it is in reference to Bacara.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: jokabofe on October 3, 2005, 11:19 PM
Hmmm, I'm not sure if I'm actually happy about that new information. Yeah, not having them be #6 clones is great... but are the jetpack clones any better? I'm undecided.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 3, 2005, 11:23 PM
The jet pack clones don't have an articulated left elbow. Intersting, but logical choice considering how the molds are used. Overal, a bummer. I wounder how this news is going to effect sales?
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Jesse James on October 4, 2005, 12:57 AM
Hmmm, I'm down pretty much to only wanting one set of these now.  I'd rather have had #6's given they are one joint shy of super articulation and don't look bad to me...  Their shoulders and hips aren't as nice as the SA Clone's sculpt but the Jetpack Clone's a pretty weak figure in the arms (neither one having much articulation at all).  I'll take wide hips and shoulder joints over underarticulated arms any day.   :-\
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: TheBlackDog65 on October 4, 2005, 01:14 AM
Now that I know they are Clone Deluxe troopers, I am rethinking if I even want to buy these. Thanks to Chewie I can easily bring out the paint, buy a Bacara figure and paint it up to look like this one. Not a bad price if your after clones for an army, but for a collector like me, I'd rather have the #6's then what they've given. As of right now I am thinking I will pass on these.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: SilverZ on October 4, 2005, 01:42 AM
That's an interesting choice of sculpt to use. I'll still be tracking down my standard 1 boxed/1 opener, but I won't be doing any army building. It makes the Evo variant pack much more compelling to army build with.

They're really going out of the way to avoid using the SA sculpt for army builder repaints, aren't they?  :-\
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Jesse James on October 4, 2005, 01:56 AM
I agree, this is one I'm likely not going to buy more than one of I think.  I'll take the one set with a small squad, and the unique Bacarra sculpt, but that's it.  The greys did squat anyway so who cares.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Nathan on October 4, 2005, 02:11 AM
Unless and until I read something official somewhere (Databank, Essential Guide, etc.), I consider that blue commander to be someone other than Bacarra.
a) It makes no sense for him to be on Coruscant
b) Why in heck would he repaint his armor with a totally different color scheme?

It's actually fine with me, since it gives us another sorta-EU commander instead of just viewing him as some botched Bacarra.

And $19.99 sounds pretty sweet.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 4, 2005, 02:49 AM
Unless and until I read something official somewhere (Databank, Essential Guide, etc.), I consider that blue commander to be someone other than Bacarra.

Agreed.  But I just don't know what to actually call him, so blue Bacara is the handiest thing to go with.

Overall, I'm a little disappointed by the use of the Jetpack Clone in this set, but it gives me a good reason to only buy one to keep boxed, instead feeling the need to get 2.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Brian on October 4, 2005, 09:15 AM
I was kind of looking forward to this set, and considering picking it up, but now that it is likely the Deluxe Jetpack Clone is being used, I think I might pass.  Not that it is a terrible figure, but I'd have rather had #6s (or #41s of course).  I think it might be enough of an excuse to save $20.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: CHEWIE on October 4, 2005, 11:33 AM
Hmmm... count me in for just one set of these for sure now.  This is fine with me though with my current money issues.  We've had so many clones that using this sculpt is ok with me.

 :P
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Rob on October 4, 2005, 11:36 AM
I thought they were going to be SA clones from the little images.

I'll be stopping at 1 of these too.  I'd much rather drop my money on the Evolutions variant when that comes out.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Jeff on October 4, 2005, 01:32 PM
 ;D

Picked one of these up over lunch at the local Target (using the DPCI trick of course).

The Gray Clones are definitely the Jetpack Clone, like the guy from Scum said, they still have the hole in the back and a total lack of good articulation in the arms.   ::)

Also, from what I can tell without totally destroying the packaging, there is at least one extra gun (small blaster) included in the plastic tray - in order to get it out though, you have to remove the "Gunship" cardboard from the plastic bubble (the "gunship" is glued/taped to the bubble).

You will see what I mean when you open it, but suffice it to say that it is going to be hard for anyone who wants to keep the packaging nice after they open it - you pretty much have to partially destroy the great presentation to get these guys out of the package.  Be forwarned, if you want to take them out then put them back in the box for display, be VERY careful when removing them from the bubble...
 
I'm at work now, so no pictures, but I'll try to take some good shots tonight when I get home...

Jeff
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Diddly on October 4, 2005, 02:45 PM
Deluxe Clones? Yuck! Count me in as getting only one, though that was my original plan anyway. It's an odd sculpt to use. I was really hoping for the #6. Ah well, they'll be good at standing around, which is exactly what I'll have them do. I leave all the fighting to the SA Clones. :P
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 4, 2005, 02:54 PM
I just got off with Target customer service. They said that it is up to each store, but the street date for these is the 16th. If they want to put them out early, they can and the 16th does not mean they will put them out on that date, even if they have them. ???

One of my stores has them in stock, but refused to bring any out. Why can't they just sell them to us?
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 4, 2005, 03:33 PM
Picked one of these up over lunch at the local Target (using the DPCI trick of course).

You bastard!  Congrats!   ;)

It really doesn't surprise me that it's so difficult to get the figures out without damaging the packaging.  It's amazing how everything these days is packaged, between tape, ties, glue, rubber bands...   ::)
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Holographic Elvis on October 4, 2005, 05:50 PM
I just got off with Target customer service. They said that it is up to each store, but the street date for these is the 16th. If they want to put them out early, they can and the 16th does not mean they will put them out on that date, even if they have them. ???

One of my stores has them in stock, but refused to bring any out. Why can't they just sell them to us?

There is no street date on the cases, so if there is a true street date, it is something that the toy manager would know about.  He'll get a sales planner or something about it.  The cases simply have a transition date of 10/16 and that is not a street date.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: JesseVader08 on October 4, 2005, 06:08 PM
The cases simply have a transition date of 10/16 and that is not a street date.

What exactly is a "transition date"?
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Holographic Elvis on October 4, 2005, 06:37 PM
The cases simply have a transition date of 10/16 and that is not a street date.

What exactly is a "transition date"?

Means the department plano is changing.  You'll see the most noticeable one in electronics around my area right now. 
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Nathan on October 4, 2005, 06:49 PM
Agreed.  But I just don't know what to actually call him, so blue Bacara is the handiest thing to go with.

"Bluecara"? ;)
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: jedistyle on October 4, 2005, 07:20 PM
i don't care for the deluxe clone sculpt at all! i passed on the deluxe clone and i think i'm gunna pass on this set. i know they didn't have a big role in the movie, but i really liked the grey troops. the bacarra sculpt is also one i don't care for. i'm sure that they are just trying to use various sculpts for all these clones, but this was a great idea and could have been really cool, but the sculpt choices are terrible, so yea, i'm definetly passing on this set!!!! bummer.....

erik
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Darth Broem on October 4, 2005, 07:30 PM
Yeah, I know what you mean.  I like the fact that you get 5 clones for $19.99.  A blue Bacarra (or whatever it is) is not the greatest thing.  But I like the Deluxe clones better than those Deluxe 3 Pack variations.  At least there is some articulation.  I may or may not get it.  It just depends on how it hits me if I see them and if I can't find anything else like Cree, Bly, 501st, Evolutions Grey, etc. 
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: SilverZ on October 4, 2005, 08:17 PM
Well, I managed to get them from a (not so) nearby Target. They had 30 in stock based on the numbers the CS person gave me at another store beforehand. A lot of the the surrounding stores had either 6, 12, 18, 24, or 30 in stock.

I'll do shots in an hour or so. I'm a bit concerned that they aren't even screen accurate grey clones. I'm not sure if there's an image somewhere in the thread, but I could have sworn that the movie greys' shin armour was painted grey all around the armor piece. On these, only the fronts are painted.

I have to say that the packaging on this one is great. I love the look of the gunship and how its raised from the background with the clone set inside of it. It has a great diorama feel. Much more convincing and dynamic than any of the other Battle Packs, I think.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Holographic Elvis on October 4, 2005, 09:00 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/WingNut25/Clone3.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/WingNut25/Clone2.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/WingNut25/Clone1.jpg)
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Darth Broem on October 4, 2005, 09:18 PM
Hmmmm...they actually look pretty nice loose as well.  Yeah, I will end up getting this eventually. 
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: SilverZ on October 4, 2005, 10:15 PM
Added the set to the image database:

(http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Collectibles/Modern/Revenge_of_the_Sith/Battle_Packs/Clone_Attack_on_Coruscant/tn_bp_clone_group2.jpg)
Clone Attack on Coruscant (http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/imageFolio.cgi?direct=Collectibles/Modern/Revenge_of_the_Sith/Battle_Packs/Clone_Attack_on_Coruscant)
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: TheBlackDog65 on October 4, 2005, 10:27 PM
I've decided to pass on these. If they were not the deluxe I would have gone for em. Just don't want to spend $20 on these.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: MetalJedi on October 4, 2005, 11:09 PM
Picked up mine tonight. I will definately pick up another. As 5 clone for 5 bucks you can't beat it. Even if it is the Jet Pack clone.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Darby on October 4, 2005, 11:32 PM
The blue Bacarra gets cooler the more I look at it, and you can't be 5 clones for $20.  The deluxe clone sculpt is okay by me for this group, since they're grays, and weren't really that big a deal for me.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Jesse James on October 5, 2005, 12:58 AM
Wow, nice pics Jared...

The set's growing on me some,a nd now I may get two, but I'm still disappointed that the Clone sculpts included are all really a little understaffed in the articulation department.  Even though they didn't do much, they're still army builders so I'm a little perturbed I guess.

I do like them to an exttent though and they fill a film Clone hole that is indeed missing.  Be cool if a basic grey marking CLone came out that utilized at least the #6 sculpt if not the SA.  They have time to milk all these molds for quite a while.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Rob on October 5, 2005, 01:16 AM
I picked up one of these tonight.  I was pleasantly suprised.  Sure it could have been the SA clone - but the jetpack clone has decent articulation and you can't beat 5 clones for $19.99

Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 5, 2005, 01:32 AM
Any word yet if there is production number on these? Are these shipping in cases of 6?
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: SilverZ on October 5, 2005, 01:53 AM
Definitely cases of 6, Anthony. Every store I saw inventory for had some multiple of that number.

So after an evening of taking pictures and really looking at these guys, I'm not as annoyed as I thought I'd be. They're OK. Even though the hips look a little weird, they're really easy to pose. That's the big selling point for me. The arms are a big letdown, though.

Like everyone else, I'm much more accepting of the set just because it's 19.99. That's really fair for what you get.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 5, 2005, 09:37 AM
I'm much more accepting of the set just because it's 19.99. That's really fair for what you get.

Agreed. I still think is a mistake though. Fair and Target don't seem to go hand in hand. But, then again, they're not gouging us for Plo Koon's fighter either.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Bobafett77 on October 5, 2005, 11:37 AM
Any word yet if there is production number on these? Are these shipping in cases of 6?

I had a case opened up right in front of my eyes. Definitely solid case of six of these. At least Target is doing that right! Unlike K-mart doing 3x3 of the JTA/ITR Battlepacks  >:(
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Angry Ewok on October 5, 2005, 12:43 PM
I'm probably going to pick this up - but I'm still a bit nervous about the articulation, as I haven't gotten a glider clone or a Bacara.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Nathan on October 5, 2005, 12:47 PM
Wowzers! The more I see it, the more I like it! Even the "Bluecara" is growing on me.

Honestly, I'm worried $19.99 may be a screwup and they'll jack up the price soon ... probably before I can get my hands on one. :-\
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 5, 2005, 12:53 PM
A half filled case was sitting out this morning and I saw that the case was number 4769 of 10,000. So that means there are 60,000 of these. Is that good or bad?
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: ruiner on October 5, 2005, 01:01 PM
$20 is a steal for five decent clones.  I hope I can find one soon..
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Rob on October 5, 2005, 02:37 PM
Wowzers! The more I see it, the more I like it! Even the "Bluecara" is growing on me.

Honestly, I'm worried $19.99 may be a screwup and they'll jack up the price soon ... probably before I can get my hands on one. :-\

I think the 19.99 is legit - they're doing a reset on the 16th (The official date for these guys) and I'm guessing they'll change the shelf tags then.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Reid on October 5, 2005, 04:25 PM
If I find this I might get it. 4 Technician Clones and a EU Commander is a fantastic deal for $20.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: DoctorPadawan on October 6, 2005, 12:09 PM
I got one of these earlier this morning using the DCPI method at the local Target.  The lovely and alluring young lady with the scanning gun did a backroom check and the young man working with her pulled out an unopened case of the Battle Pack (six per case; I didn't look at any numbers on the side) and the Plo Koon JSF (again, six per case).  As I didn't want to push my luck, I just got one of each, and they both rang up at 19.99.  So there you go. :)

My only gripe with the set (and I haven't really inspected it all that closely yet; just got it out of the box about 10 minutes ago) is that Hasbro has once again put the MIB presentation above the actual quality of the toys.  As a result of them using those damned rubber bands to hold the weapons in the hands, the Clones holding the smaller blasters' hands are warped and once you get the bands off, the little guns fall right out of their hands.  I'm sure some will say, "Well, leave the rubber bands on!"  The point is that I shouldn't have to do that and the Clones should be able to hold their guns securely in the first place.

Overall though, on a cursory glance, it seems like 20 bucks is well worth it for this set.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: SilverZ on October 6, 2005, 01:28 PM
One last nitpick from me on the set -- actually, it's not a nitpick, it's a major gripe about quality control:

Two of the four clones in the set have smeared grey paint on the back side of the shoulder armor pieces, like the paint wasn't even try when they were placed into the plastic tray. Thankfully, it can pass as weathering, but this is really tacky.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: MetalJedi on October 7, 2005, 12:17 AM
Not sure if this was mentioned or not but I noticed something on the back of the Clone BP. They show a couple of other BPs and they show the Jedi vs Sith one as Jedi vs. Separatists. Are they changing the name of that BP or is this just an error? It would make since cause both Asajj and Grievous are separatists.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Jesse James on October 7, 2005, 02:01 AM
I got my set today using the DPCI... 

So, I'm not bowled over by it.  It's still sitting in its box actually, but the XD figures Ryan sent me today are all opened and posed already, haha.  The set looks nice, especially packaged, but I'm a bit more disappointed in the Deluxe Clone's sculpt being used as it was...  Bacara I could've been cool with but the Clones should've at least been a #6 sculpt.  They can't be using that TOO much because I haven't seen a #6 on the pegs much less a red shocktrooper, in ages.  Never seen the shocktrooper ever.  The Deluxe's sculpt has enough flaws i'm just not too into seeing it used at all.  I hope this is it and they're done with that sculpt unless they repaint the flying Clone it was made for or some such.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Tijuanajedi on October 7, 2005, 02:15 AM
All the damn Targets in San Diego dont have it yet.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: evenflow on October 7, 2005, 10:05 AM
I picked it up this morning. I was on the fence with it fromt he pictures, but it looks pretty cool in person  and i figure they wouldnt release those clones in single packs so why not.  :)
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: DoctorPadawan on October 7, 2005, 12:04 PM
Just a couple of nitpicks here on the set now that I've had a day to look it over and scrutinize it:

First of all, the name "Commander Bacara" is not mentioned anywhere on the box itself.  In the bio it refers to "Their commander" but it doesn't say Bacara specifically.  Therefore, we have another Clone Commander who doesn't have a name (I personally like Nathan's "Bluecara" suggestion myself). 

As for the armor on this commander, I think I've come up with a reasonable EU-esque explanation for this.  A lot of people have automatically assumed that the gear being worn by Bacara's soldiers on Mygeeto is just for cold weather ops, since they resemble the Snowtrooper armor of the OT.  The background I have read on them is that the armor is actually a "hostile environment" type of field attire that can be used not only in cold temperatures, but also in polluted air, fires, etc.

So, I put forth the idea that Commander Bluecara is wearing the Bacara-style filter helmet because of the burning ash and possible pollutants in the Coruscant atmosphere due to the ships from the opening space battle in ROTS coming through the atmosphere and crashing, and the dead Jedi smell coming from the burning temple.  Or one of the Clones had beans for dinner and Bluecara wasn't having any of that **** on his watch, literally.

On the pack-in weaponry front, there is only one extra small blaster included (presumably for Bluecara), but it and the other two small blasters have a slimmer handle than the basic carded versions of this gun.  Due to the rubber band fetish of Hasbro, none of these guns will fit securely in the Clones' hands.  The solution I found is that the blasters included with the Clone Pilots have a wider handle than other figures, and even though they don't fit perfectly, they fit much better than the included guns do.  Plus it gives me something to do with those guns from the extra Clone Pilots. :)

As mentioned earlier, there are no pegholes in the feet of the gray Clones, and that's disappointing.  Also disappointing is the fact that the Clones are riding in a cardboard representation of the Republic Gunship which is nowhere to be seen on store shelves right now unless you live near a Bizarro-World Toys R Us or Kay Bee Toys.  Oh well, kids won't be able to find the Clones or the Gunship at Target, so it all evens out.   ::)

Last thing: The plastic used on Bluecara's head is not as sturdy as the plastic used on the basic Bacara.  The antenna on mine already has a little crack in it, so be very careful out there with this one, folks.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Nathan on October 7, 2005, 12:22 PM
As for the armor on this commander, I think I've come up with a reasonable EU-esque explanation for this. A lot of people have automatically assumed that the gear being worn by Bacara's soldiers on Mygeeto is just for cold weather ops, since they resemble the Snowtrooper armor of the OT. The background I have read on them is that the armor is actually a "hostile environment" type of field attire that can be used not only in cold temperatures, but also in polluted air, fires, etc.

So, I put forth the idea that Commander Bluecara is wearing the Bacara-style filter helmet because of the burning ash and possible pollutants in the Coruscant atmosphere due to the ships from the opening space battle in ROTS coming through the atmosphere and crashing, and the dead Jedi smell coming from the burning temple. Or one of the Clones had beans for dinner and Bluecara wasn't having any of that **** on his watch, literally.

I like your explanation Doc! Best one I've heard yet.

The other idea I'd been toying with ... maybe we could look at this like an earlier Bacara from earlier in the war. While the armor design itself is like Bacara's, you'll note the color scheme is a reasonable approximation of ARC trooper deco.

(http://www.jedidefender.com/gallery/files/gallery/Collectibles/Modern/Revenge_of_the_Sith/Battle_Packs/Clone_Attack_on_Coruscant/bp_clone_com_ac2.jpg) (http://www.clonewarz.com/database/characters/republic/images/arcs01.jpg)

So I was thinking, what if this is a transitional form of Bacara's armor, halfway between ARC and Galactic Marine armor, before he'd applied the deco we see in ROTS?

Now you're all thinking, but Nathan, that doesn't fit with the "Coruscant Attack" theme of the set. To which I say, well technically this clone commander doesn't "exist" at all in the "real" SW canon, so my explanation might be valid as any. (http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y151/ValinKenobi/Forums/thhhbbbbbpppt.gif)

;)

Thoughts?
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Jesse James on October 7, 2005, 02:10 PM
Dr. Padawan's point about the Mygeeto Clones is correct, at least from what I have read as well (In in the Insider this month...  not sure it's stated anywhere else).  Their uniforms are general purpose and I believe it even listed them as good for hot climates even.  I do believe that come the classic trilogy that the "Snow"Trooper's gear is just a 2nd uniform Stormtroopers use in climates such as Hoth.  Their snowsuits so to speak, but in the Clone Wars when the uniform is developed it's developed for the Galactic Marines and their random deployments to harsh worlds maybe.

Bacarra's uniform I think is no more whacky than any of the other commander's really.  It has elements of the ARC Troopers which the Insider said is partly an homage to the ARC's while it also is also something to set the Commander apart and represents his additional training (generally ARC training) that makes him independant and a leader and whatnot.  The Commander in the pack, like the red, green, and yellow colored COmmanders, maybe just uses the same armor type as Bacarra does for whatever reasons.  Just as Neyo maybe isn't the only Commander using that armor type, and Cody isn't the only Commander using that armor, Bly, Gree, etc... 

I don't recall the Insider explaining WHY Bacarra's armor looked the way it did.  That article was disappointing really.  It didn't touch on a lot of the Clone Commanders at all, like Neyo for instance or the BARC uniform, or the AT-RT Drivers I think.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: SilverZ on October 7, 2005, 03:00 PM
As for the armor on this commander, I think I've come up with a reasonable EU-esque explanation for this.  A lot of people have automatically assumed that the gear being worn by Bacara's soldiers on Mygeeto is just for cold weather ops, since they resemble the Snowtrooper armor of the OT.  The background I have read on them is that the armor is actually a "hostile environment" type of field attire that can be used not only in cold temperatures, but also in polluted air, fires, etc.

And that is supported by the use of the uniform in ROTS. It's ash that is falling on Mygeeto, not snow.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Jayson on October 13, 2005, 11:43 AM
Possible Clone Battle Pack Variant?

www.yakface.com
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Jeff on October 13, 2005, 12:09 PM
Possible Clone Battle Pack Variant?

www.yakface.com

So, it's a pack without the commander?  Strange...  :-\

I'm glad I got the one with the commander, but if this is true, I suppose it's good news for the people who want to army build with just the Gray Grunts. 
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Jayson on October 13, 2005, 12:22 PM
I wonder what the back of the box looks like… does it still have Blue Bacara on it or not  ???
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Reid on October 13, 2005, 04:15 PM
Dr. Padawan's point about the Mygeeto Clones is correct, at least from what I have read as well (In in the Insider this month...  not sure it's stated anywhere else).  Their uniforms are general purpose and I believe it even listed them as good for hot climates even.  I do believe that come the classic trilogy that the "Snow"Trooper's gear is just a 2nd uniform Stormtroopers use in climates such as Hoth.  Their snowsuits so to speak, but in the Clone Wars when the uniform is developed it's developed for the Galactic Marines and their random deployments to harsh worlds maybe.

Bacarra's uniform I think is no more whacky than any of the other commander's really.  It has elements of the ARC Troopers which the Insider said is partly an homage to the ARC's while it also is also something to set the Commander apart and represents his additional training (generally ARC training) that makes him independant and a leader and whatnot.  The Commander in the pack, like the red, green, and yellow colored COmmanders, maybe just uses the same armor type as Bacarra does for whatever reasons.  Just as Neyo maybe isn't the only Commander using that armor type, and Cody isn't the only Commander using that armor, Bly, Gree, etc... 

I don't recall the Insider explaining WHY Bacarra's armor looked the way it did.  That article was disappointing really.  It didn't touch on a lot of the Clone Commanders at all, like Neyo for instance or the BARC uniform, or the AT-RT Drivers I think.

Judging by the helmet, especially the back part, I think Bacara's armor may have been prototype Galactic Marine/Snowtrooper armor.  :P
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Xander on October 18, 2005, 07:13 AM
With the sale at Target, I bit and bought this for $17.99.  Looking at it, its well worth it to have this many clones for the price.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Brian on October 18, 2005, 09:13 AM
I was amazed, last Wednesday I was at Target and it had the new endcap set up with all the Star Wars exclusives.  They had plenty of the Lava figures, at least 5-6 of the Clone Battle Packs, several Plo Koon Starfighters, etc.  Stopped by there yesterday morning (after oral surgery, woo hoo), and all the Lava figures were gone, clone packs completely gone, and 1 Plo Koon fighter on the shelf.  I was a little surprised all those lava figs sold, unless they took them in back during their sale or something.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 20, 2005, 10:03 AM
With the sale at Target, I bit and bought this for $17.99.  Looking at it, its well worth it to have this many clones for the price.

You're lucky, these aren't supposed to be on sale. None of the Target exclusives are except the TIE.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Mikey D on October 20, 2005, 10:17 AM


You're lucky, these aren't supposed to be on sale. None of the Target exclusives are except the TIE.

You sure?  They're on sale in my neck of the woods, at multiple Targets.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Jim on October 20, 2005, 11:35 AM


You're lucky, these aren't supposed to be on sale. None of the Target exclusives are except the TIE.

You sure?  They're on sale in my neck of the woods, at multiple Targets.

Mike which Target you finding these figs?  Mine has not put out the exclusives or the Clone 5-pack.  The employees in my area are not cooperative at all when asked to look for them.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Jeff on October 20, 2005, 11:40 AM
You sure?  They're on sale in my neck of the woods, at multiple Targets.

I've been to a few Targets around the twin cities and they are all different.  ::)

- Some Targets have NO exclusives on sale (cases, TIEs, Mustafar, Clone 5-pack)
- Some Targets have EVERYTHING on sale (including the exclusives)
- Some Targets have "selected" items on sale

It's really strange.  Some Targets have the Collector Cases on sale, others don't.  Some have the Clone 5-packs on sale, others don't.  it appears to be a totally regional random thing (probably based on sales or some other random metric).   :-\

Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Mikey D on October 20, 2005, 11:45 AM


You're lucky, these aren't supposed to be on sale. None of the Target exclusives are except the TIE.

You sure?  They're on sale in my neck of the woods, at multiple Targets.

Mike which Target you finding these figs?  Mine has not put out the exclusives or the Clone 5-pack.  The employees in my area are not cooperative at all when asked to look for them.

Woburn and Danvers, both within the last two days.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Darth_Anton on October 20, 2005, 01:11 PM
You sure?  They're on sale in my neck of the woods, at multiple Targets.

I've been to a few Targets around the twin cities and they are all different.  ::)

- Some Targets have NO exclusives on sale (cases, TIEs, Mustafar, Clone 5-pack)
- Some Targets have EVERYTHING on sale (including the exclusives)
- Some Targets have "selected" items on sale

It's really strange.  Some Targets have the Collector Cases on sale, others don't.  Some have the Clone 5-packs on sale, others don't.  it appears to be a totally regional random thing (probably based on sales or some other random metric).   :-\



Wow, I better check all my Targets then.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: CorranHorn on October 24, 2005, 05:06 PM
So I just picked up this set and I'm pretty disappointed. I knew going in that the grey Clones were the Deluxe Clonetrooper mold, I just didn't realize how bad they were. The packaging certainly hides their flaws, I was able to get past the odd ball hips they have that make them look bow-legged, but then I opened the box up and took a grey Clone out and it was all downhill from there. I was going to look past the lack of ball joints at the shoulders and elbows, but then I find that the left elbow has no joint at all, it's just stuck in one position. Then the wrists have no articulation and the coup-de-grac (sp?), the Clone can't hold his blaster in the right hand! The hand is so open, the blaster falls right out! Bah what a load of crap! Had this set been made with the #41 or even the #6 Clone molds, I would easily have bought a couple of these sets, but I had a hard time making a decision at the store to get one. I should have listened to that voice in my head saying not to buy it, but I bit the bullet and figured it couldn't be all that bad. I was wrong.... Now I'm contemplating returning it to the store for a refund, this shoulda been a sure hit....  >:(
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Rob on October 25, 2005, 12:03 AM
The Battle Packs weren't on sale at any of the Targets around me either.  I've bought two of these and might pick up one or two more.  It's a pretty good set for the price, even if it is generic.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Jesse James on October 25, 2005, 01:30 AM
I agree with your disappointment Jason, but the price makes it worth it to me...  If I could find those supposed all-troop sets I'd likely cave and buy one or two more actually, but all my area stores have the Bacara in them.

I hate that sculpt as much as the next guy though, and if this was more than $20 I'd probably have bought my set begrudgingly.  The troopers are ok, but there's such BETTER sculpts available that they kinda feel like a letdown.  Even the #6 sculpt's vastly superior IMO.  I wish they'd have used that since it seems to met hat they sure as **** aren't using it to make Red Shocktroopers given that I've yet to see one of those damn things.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: rishakra on October 25, 2005, 07:23 AM
I LOVE this set ! :D  I have 3 and my army is even more vast & for a decent price too!  Since I have so many I can't "play" with most so the lack of articulation doesn't bother me.  I'm just glad they can hold their weapons in a two handed pose.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Darth Slothus on October 25, 2005, 01:40 PM
  Even the #6 sculpt's vastly superior IMO.  I wish they'd have used that since it seems to met hat they sure as **** aren't using it to make Red Shocktroopers given that I've yet to see one of those damn things.

Jesse- check your PM's
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: CorranHorn on October 29, 2005, 04:11 AM
I agree with your disappointment Jason, but the price makes it worth it to me...  If I could find those supposed all-troop sets I'd likely cave and buy one or two more actually, but all my area stores have the Bacara in them.

I hate that sculpt as much as the next guy though, and if this was more than $20 I'd probably have bought my set begrudgingly.  The troopers are ok, but there's such BETTER sculpts available that they kinda feel like a letdown.  Even the #6 sculpt's vastly superior IMO.  I wish they'd have used that since it seems to met hat they sure as **** aren't using it to make Red Shocktroopers given that I've yet to see one of those damn things.

I just feel that knowing what could be put into the set based on pre-existing figures, that the set just isn't worth keeping to me. I'm going to likely return it tomorrow and get my money back. Maybe use the money to pick up a few more SA Clones since they're no longer hard to find and Target has figures for under $5 now.

Really too bad, this could have been a spectacular set, instead it's just craptacular.  >:(
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Jesse James on October 29, 2005, 05:05 AM
They're still not sold out out here too...  Which surprises me.  Though there are noticeably less of them, but I only see 2 now whereas they had 5 or 6 the last time I was out to this same store, so that's odd that it seemed to take a moment to "hook" people.

Though I think the one lower traffic store I go to still has a ton of them, and Lava figures, etc., etc., etc...
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Nirvana on October 29, 2005, 09:00 AM
I was going to buy this set because I thought they had #6 clones in it. So I go to a Target on Route 228 in Carnberry (good place to go to, any Pittsburgh people reading) on the 16th, and their display was huge. Encap set up the whole deal. There was about 20 battle packs. Getting my hopes up, I pick it up, and realize that they're the deluxe clones. Come on, Hasbro! Are you serious? I probably would have bought it if the deluxe had their special gun. Needless to say I was disappointed. On another note, I did find a Wookie Commando there, which I got for my sister.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: CorranHorn on October 29, 2005, 07:24 PM
Well I just came back from Target and returned this set. Such a missed opportunity by Hasbro, just throw in #6 or #41 Clones and this would have been such a must-have for me I would have bought multiples. Oh well, I'll spend the cash on better Clones...
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: SpudTrooper on October 29, 2005, 09:52 PM
oh my, i didnt know these the grey clones didnt have holes in the feet.  ???
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Gatillo on October 29, 2005, 11:26 PM
They are pretty bad.  I'm returning my sets tomorrow morning.  I'm glad I did not have the time to open them.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: DarthAcroyear on October 29, 2005, 11:27 PM
Well, I got my two sets of these, one I paid for and the other was a gift, but I have only opened one set so far and I don't know that I'll open the second. Had they used the SA #41 body or heck, even the QD #6, both sets would be open by now (as in the day I got them) and I'm sure I would have bought several more. Of course, had that been the case, I'm sure I would not be seeing as many of these in the stores as I have as everyone else would be buying more as well. Yes CorranHorn, this was quite a missed opportunity by Hasbro. ???
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: Diddly on November 19, 2005, 11:12 PM
Picked one up tonight, and I am more than impressed. My expectations were lowered when I found out they used Deluxe Clones, but I believe they're pretty good for what they are. The Bacarra has a nice paintjob as well. Thumbs up to Hasbro for finally making a good Battle pack!
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: TheBlackDog65 on November 20, 2005, 02:53 AM
I'm trying to decide if I want one more ofthese or one more of the yellow clone evolutions (I have 1 of the yellowclone evolution and 1 Attack on Coruscan.  I'm lean ing toward the yellow clone evolutions as a spare.
Title: Re: Target's "Attack on Coruscant" Clone 5-pack
Post by: rishakra on November 20, 2005, 11:29 AM
If you want versitility and figures that can be poses well get the Yellow Evo pack.  I all you want are more clones for your legion (i.e., figures to just stand around) the Clone 5-pack is the way to go since you get 2 more for your $20.