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Title: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: JayDouble on March 13, 2006, 02:08 PM
(http://jedidefender.com/news/images/3-06/shadow1.jpg)
(http://jedidefender.com/news/images/3-06/shadow2.jpg)
(http://jedidefender.com/news/images/3-06/shadow3.jpg)


Got these from that other site.

edited for size - Jeff
Title: Re: SDCC Exclusive
Post by: Jeff on March 13, 2006, 02:14 PM
 :o

Put me down for two! 
Title: Re: SDCC Exclusive
Post by: Darth Broem on March 13, 2006, 02:20 PM
Now that is cool!  How much are they ripping us....I mean charging us? 
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Mikey D on March 13, 2006, 02:25 PM
Look at the card back - "This stormtrooper figure was created especially for the Star Wars online shop".  Was last year's SDCC figure (which was who btw?) sold online afterwards?
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Jeff on March 13, 2006, 02:28 PM
Look at the card back - "This stormtrooper figure was created especially for the Star Wars online shop".  Was last year's SDCC figure (which was who btw?) sold online afterwards?

Yes, Holo Leias were sold at SWShop.com after SDCC was over last year.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Mikey D on March 13, 2006, 02:33 PM
Thanks Jeff.  Shows how much the holo Leia impressed me, I totally forgot it was released.

I like this one though.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Disco_Jedi on March 13, 2006, 02:35 PM
I believe you were able to "preorder" the Holo Leia from the Fan club and pick it up at SDCC, and then they were sold after the con online.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Brian on March 13, 2006, 02:44 PM
I kind of like this one too, hopefully it will be available online at SWShop or elsewhere.  If not, I'm going to have to beg for some help from someone :P.  Hopefully it isn't crazy expensive, kind of a neat exclusive though otherwise.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Dhivael on March 13, 2006, 02:45 PM
This is definatly nifty, I would love to get myhands on one :D
course ill have to find someone going to SDCC.... :/
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Morgbug on March 13, 2006, 03:18 PM
Yeah, I'm in on this too.  Sadly I want at least five and probably closer to 10.  The quit-army-building schtick isn't working very well :-\

Oh, and the paranoid side of me says that's just a marginally clever custom.  Left arm is twisted oddly and the lower torso dimensions are off.  That and it's not called a blackhole stormtrooper.  If it's being sold on SWS.com why doesn't it have the same name as the Gentle Giant bustup that it's so clearly modelled after? [/paranoia]
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: ruiner on March 13, 2006, 03:40 PM
Wow, this figure is too cool to waste on the SDCC!

 8)

I hope I can get my hands on at least one.

BTW - isn't the black stormtrooper the same as the "Blackhole Stormtrooper?"

Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: CHEWIE on March 13, 2006, 03:48 PM
Very nice.  This is a pretty cool surprise.  I'd probably get 4 of these if possible.

 :P
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Vator on March 13, 2006, 03:52 PM
Hot damn, I've wanted one of those for years. Put me down for six.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Adam_Pawlus on March 13, 2006, 04:05 PM
Wow, this figure is too cool to waste on the SDCC!

 8)

I hope I can get my hands on at least one.

BTW - isn't the black stormtrooper the same as the "Blackhole Stormtrooper?"



No, but very similar.  Gentle Giant's black stormtrooper Bust-Ups were based on that design with the white/silver lenses and a couple of minor details changed.   So Hasbro could release a different one with a different package and a different name and it would, technically, be a different figure.

So "just different enough to make you mad."  Or "close enough."  I like the former.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: EUCustomMan on March 13, 2006, 04:14 PM
So we are gotting a black stormy from SDCC, a Kir Kanos from EE...then who is doing the Carnor Jax, and more importantly Mirith Sinn?
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 13, 2006, 04:26 PM
I think I'm going to puke! It's the return of the silver figures just painted black instead!  I guess I can skip this one since I can aim a spray can at a stromtrooper just as well as hasbro.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Dhivael on March 13, 2006, 05:00 PM
the downside to that is A) the packaging isnt as cool, and B) you have to find a stormtrooper.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Darth Broem on March 13, 2006, 05:26 PM
I think I'm going to puke! It's the return of the silver figures just painted black instead!  I guess I can skip this one since I can aim a spray can at a stromtrooper just as well as hasbro.

True, but at least these troopers have actually appeared in something Star Wars related such as the comics.  Whereas the silver ones were a complete gimmick alltogether.  But yeah, it would be an easy custom even for myself.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Jayson on March 13, 2006, 05:30 PM
It's a bazillion times better than that silver/purple abortion we got from swshop.com last year! :o
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Bobafett77 on March 13, 2006, 05:33 PM
I like it. To top if off they made it with the SA mold ;D. Wonder what the purchase limit is going to be at the Con. Hopefully it's at least 2 per person.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: SilverZ on March 13, 2006, 05:38 PM
You know, I never liked EU and now that I'm being beaten over the head with it with these lame rehashes, "hate" isn't too harsh of a word to use about my feelings now. I hate EU.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: CHEWIE on March 13, 2006, 05:53 PM
I like this one - much better than the silver repaints that really made no sense.  This one has material based off of it.  Would rather see it in stores but this is fine by me.

 :P
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Reid on March 13, 2006, 06:06 PM
I'll definitly get 1.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: SilverZ on March 13, 2006, 06:41 PM
And I forgot to mention that not only do I hate EU and think this figure is dumb, but I will be buying two of these! I guess you win, Hasbro.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Jesse James on March 13, 2006, 06:44 PM
Well I'm gonna see about getting a few. 

I can hear PMundheim thinking like me in that he'll want a "team".  But probably can't justify buying a whole platoon. ;)

I'd like 4 if I can get them...  one if that is all I can get though I guess.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: CorranHorn on March 13, 2006, 07:57 PM
Ok that's the VOTC Stormtrooper being re-used for a comic con exclusive, so when do we get a regular re-release of the VOTC Stormie? Blah never, ****** Hasbro!!!

I'll get one of these guys if its not too pricey, OT EU fig? Hell yeahs!
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Nirvana on March 13, 2006, 08:01 PM
I hope I'll get one of these- I have no chance of going to Comic-Con but might get one online or something. I like that they used the VOTC sculpt, they didn't cheap out!
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Master_Phruby on March 13, 2006, 08:19 PM
How come the figure in the bubble doesn't have the blue body glove like the picture on the back of the card? Blue looks so much cooler than all black.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Holographic Elvis on March 13, 2006, 08:44 PM
Yeah, I'm getting a few of those for sure.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Paul on March 13, 2006, 09:02 PM
Well I'm gonna see about getting a few. 

I can hear PMundheim thinking like me in that he'll want a "team".  But probably can't justify buying a whole platoon. ;)

I'd like 4 if I can get them...  one if that is all I can get though I guess.

Exactly....I don't need a whole "platoon" or even a "squad" of these guys, but a 4 man LRRP team would be cool....

I usually don't go for exclusives (I've bought tons, but only own 1 or 2) but I think this is one I really want to have a couple of.

Heck it is the VOTC mold again...that in and of itself deserves at least one!!  I'll try for 4-6 though.  Probably go broke doing it.  Hopefully I can find a kind sole to snag me one or two.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: JediShawn on March 13, 2006, 09:38 PM
The VOTC mold is being used for the Sandtrooper in the upcoming Tatooine wave, apparently. This is good news.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Jesse James on March 13, 2006, 09:38 PM
I'd very much expect a SWS.com release of these too Paul so I'm not terribly worried about finding them, but affording them is scaring me somewhat.

A team sounds good though.  I managed a small Shadowtrooper team, and if you outfit them with different weaponry they just look sweet.  It's even inspired me to custom up a team leader for them and maybe a com guy too.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Jesse James on March 13, 2006, 09:39 PM
The VOTC mold is being used for the Sandtrooper in the upcoming Tatooine wave, apparently. This is good news.

It is?  I thought it was the POTJ mold or CT Stormie with possibly (though nobody's sure) new or modified arms of some sort.

I'm all for VOTC Sandtrooper if that's the case, but I hadn't heard this.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: JediShawn on March 13, 2006, 09:44 PM
Click Here (http://img128.imageshack.us/my.php?image=c3a4c1f7401956193727080ny.jpg)

This picture was posted by the same guy who got the SDCC exclusive action figure. Hopefully it is real.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Jesse James on March 13, 2006, 09:49 PM
Well damn, thanks Shawn.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: JediShawn on March 13, 2006, 09:51 PM
No problem. Of course, if this is true, it will be very hard to get. The VOTC Stormtrooper at a basic figure price will fly off the shelves.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: CHEWIE on March 13, 2006, 10:18 PM
I was looking at that picture at work today thinking the exact same thing.  I guess I should have said something earlier about it, but I figured I had missed some sort of "old news" and didn't say anything.  Good eye JediShawn!

 :P
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Paul on March 13, 2006, 10:40 PM
WOW.  Ordering my cases of Tatooine wave right now.

If Sws.com has that Shadow Stormie, then that will be good.  I think your idea is right Jesse, a small team with a few carbines and one support weapon is the way to go.

JediShawn is the MAN with that photo of the Sandtrooper though.  I haven't had this much excitement in one day over Figures in a while...
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Jesse James on March 13, 2006, 11:42 PM
Troopers, classic trilogy, and SA?

You and I are just really being spoiled today.  ;D

I'm surprised how much I like the black stormtrooper actually...  It looks like it's something better than just a black paintjob, I dig that, and while I prefer "Storm Commando" guys as seen in Rogue Squad (whole other uniform) I think these basically "Black Hole" Stormtroopers will be quite cool too.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Dhivael on March 14, 2006, 12:36 AM
On the note of SA Sandtroopers: this is great news... except itll be even more impossable to be found.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 14, 2006, 01:06 AM
Not a bad idea for an exclusive. I'll get a couple for sure.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Darth Delicious on March 14, 2006, 01:27 AM
   I am all over this figure. I really dig it, especially if it comes with the blue bodyglove. That's an awesome contrast.

   Luckily I work for Comic-Con and have a ton of friends who attend who have no interest in exclusive figures...I do believe I will make sure to get some of these despite whatever limit they put in place, and hook up my peeps. (Chewie, JJ...I'm looking at you.)  :P

My guess is that the usual will apply though...2 per person until Sunday, when the leftovers will be sold with no limit so they don't have to ship them home. Although they may be tougher to get since unlike the silver sandtrooper and that crappy leia holo, army builders will be grabbier than Michael Jackson leading a boy scout troop...

-DD
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: jepoy on March 14, 2006, 01:58 AM
I think SWS would be crazy not to offer the Shadow Stormtrooper online. Look at how quickly the SDCC Leia's sold out!

I also am looking forward that new sandtrooper since I missed out on the VOTC since I started collecting with ROTS. I love collecting!
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Jesse James on March 14, 2006, 04:40 AM
I feel most certain this'll make its way online for sale, but man I can only imagine the hectic race getting them at the con DD.  You're gonna have your hands full with this I'm afraid, haha. :)

Take brass knuckles with ya man!  You're gonna need 'em I think.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Dan on March 14, 2006, 07:22 AM
This thing does indeed look sweet. I hope they made a ton, as they are going to be one hot item. Unique army builder with an OTC look? That smells like money...
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Hemish on March 14, 2006, 07:33 AM
Am I the only one not excited about this?
Its just a sad grab at cash for me and I just dont like it, why put this out when they could have just put out the Votc stormie on a regular card??
That would fly out the door, this is still a 50/50 thing in my mind, some will want it I think most would pass cept for the completists.
Oh well its extra cash in my wallet for something else.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Darth Broem on March 14, 2006, 09:02 AM
I like the figure itself and the packaging.  I am not just not going to be happy that it will most likely be  $14.99 only available at SDCC or $15.99 plus $6.50 for shipping at SWShop.com.  That is not much exagerating on my part either.  If it is I won't buy it.  I will just buy a couple of those Heroes and Villains white Clonetroopers and paint them black. 
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Gatillo on March 14, 2006, 11:36 AM
Am I the only one not excited about this?
Its just a sad grab at cash for me and I just dont like it, why put this out when they could have just put out the Votc stormie on a regular card??
That would fly out the door, this is still a 50/50 thing in my mind, some will want it I think most would pass cept for the completists.
Oh well its extra cash in my wallet for something else.

You are not.  This figure does nothing for me.  I will live without it.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Nathan on March 14, 2006, 01:01 PM
I kinda like the figure. It looks pretty nifty, and I see it as really different from the silver figures or crappy Target/SWShop covert clones, since there's legitimate EU to back it up instead of a paintjob concocted to sell a "special" figure.

If it was in normal stores for $7 I'd buy it. But to me it isn't worth all the exclusives hassle and the inevitably inflated price.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: ruiner on March 14, 2006, 01:29 PM
Yes, it's an easy figure to customize but the exclusivity factor and the fact that LF allowed Hasbro to finally do a black stormtrooper makes it cool.

Is it worth $15?  Probably not - but Hasbro will sell a ****load at the show and online...

Capitalism at it's finest my friends.

Speaking of capitalism, keep an eye out on ebay the day the show starts...
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: SilverZ on March 14, 2006, 02:07 PM
Yeah, that about sums it up for this figure for me.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: CHEWIE on March 14, 2006, 03:08 PM
I could see customizing some too, but to be honest the VOTC Stormtrooper is too expensive for me to try and get a few up just for a custom.  I just want two of this figure; no more, no less.   :)

VOTC Stormies though... I wish I had a hundred.

 :P
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Darth Delicious on March 14, 2006, 04:34 PM
Yes, it's an easy figure to customize but the exclusivity factor and the fact that LF allowed Hasbro to finally do a black stormtrooper makes it cool.

Is it worth $15?  Probably not - but Hasbro will sell a ****load at the show and online...

Capitalism at it's finest my friends.

Speaking of capitalism, keep an eye out on ebay the day the show starts...


Hell, people will be pre-selling these beeyatches long before the con starts...
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Darth Slothus on March 14, 2006, 05:30 PM
They won't get me! I'm making an entrance at the CC myself and getting as many as I can. Found out a trick to get more than you're allowed per day with last years' exclusive.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 14, 2006, 05:41 PM
They won't get me! I'm making an entrance at the CC myself and getting as many as I can. Found out a trick to get more than you're allowed per day with last years' exclusive.

OK, I'll bite.  What's the trick?  Kneecap the guy at the SWS.com booth?
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Darth Slothus on March 14, 2006, 05:46 PM
No, but I like that one! That would make me feel goooodd :P
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Darth Delicious on March 14, 2006, 08:34 PM
Darth Slothus is going to Comic-Con with different hats and a variety of prop beards and mustaches in his backpack.   ;)

-DD
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Dan on March 14, 2006, 08:45 PM
I would like to order 4 Mr slothus  ;D
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: MetalJedi on March 14, 2006, 10:45 PM
They won't get me! I'm making an entrance at the CC myself and getting as many as I can. Found out a trick to get more than you're allowed per day with last years' exclusive.

OK, I'll bite.  What's the trick?  Kneecap the guy at the SWS.com booth?

Take family, friends and children with you.  ;D Thats what I plan to do.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Darth Broem on March 14, 2006, 10:52 PM
Yeah, then you can be one of those guys carrying around a box of 12 and the rest of us piss and moan about not getting one...even though we made it the damn show.  LOL!
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 14, 2006, 11:57 PM
Last year the couldn't get rid of the Leia's. It'll be interesting to see how different the Stormie is going to be.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Diddly on March 20, 2006, 11:17 AM
I'd pass on this, but it'll go along great with my Target Shadow Clone. Plus, it's VOTC.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Artoo on March 20, 2006, 11:27 AM
I'll get  2 to go along with the Target Black clones.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: evenflow on March 20, 2006, 12:08 PM
Very awesome, I have wanted a black Stormtrooper since i first saw the Star Wars Comics.  ;D I hope the shop will have them becuase again i will not be able to get to SDCC.  :-[
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Artoo on March 20, 2006, 01:30 PM
Same here I don't plan to going to SDCC so it's either the SWS or *gulp* scalpers on Ebay.*dun,dun,dun!*
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: ruiner on March 20, 2006, 01:45 PM
If you do go the ebay route, try to wait at least 6 months.

History has shown that show exclusives "cool off" after the initial buzz has worn off.

You can find tons of examples on ebay:

Jorg Sacul  can now be had for less than $30
Toy Fair Vader < $100
Jedi Luke Theater Ed. < $25
Holo Leia < $20.

Patience (as with most areas in life) is the key.

The same will hold true for the UGH silver foil figures.  They'll start out at $50 a pop, but a year from now, they should be hovering around $15 to $20 (I hope)!

Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Darth_Anton on March 20, 2006, 03:21 PM
I got your back there Ruiner. Stuff rarely holds it's initial inflated value.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Alpha_17 on March 20, 2006, 11:42 PM
I was never able to get the VOTC stormtrooper, so I'll be buying a couple of these.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Darth Slothus on March 22, 2006, 06:22 PM

Take family, friends and children with you.  ;D Thats what I plan to do.

Yes...YESsssss. Can it be done? I can add this tactic to my other one to double up! ;)
Hmm Hmm HMMMMMM!
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Reid on March 22, 2006, 09:21 PM
I was never able to get the VOTC stormtrooper, so I'll be buying a couple of these.

Same, except I'll only get one.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Jesse James on March 23, 2006, 02:01 AM
I really love this figure, I must say.  With more images of it around, I think it looks fantastic.  I dread the price, but my goodness it's a nice looking figure.  I didn't even like the comic it's from actually, but black stormtroopers are a must-have.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Paul on March 23, 2006, 10:24 PM
Didn't they also appear in one of the old Marvel Comics or am I just tricking myself with a "False memory" ....

I like it...the Blue Body suit would have been neat to have, but all black works for me.  I'll commit to 6.  It is the least I can do for such a great sculpt.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: ruiner on March 24, 2006, 03:01 PM
I think you're thinking of the Blackhole Stormtrooper (previously released as a GG Bust Up kit).

More power to you if you can nab six of these guys, I'll be happy with one (maybe two).



Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Paul on March 24, 2006, 06:46 PM
I think you're thinking of the Blackhole Stormtrooper (previously released as a GG Bust Up kit).

Ok I am admittedly EU "Clueless"...what is the difference?

And my HOPE is for 6...I don't think I'll be hitting that target, but if they go up on SWS.com I'll snag them there.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Jesse James on March 25, 2006, 03:18 AM
I'm not sure on differences Paul...  I know that Carnor Jax's Stormtroopers are who are pictured on the reference images though and not the Marvel Black Hole Stormtroopers.

Personally, one in the same as far as my EU catalogue goes. :)

I'm hoping for 4...  4-man team is my standard for these overpriced figures these days.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Sentinel on March 27, 2006, 08:17 AM
I'm trying to get two off of people on the Scum. ;D
Title: Shadow Stormtrooper Preorder
Post by: Jayson on April 19, 2006, 03:39 PM
The Shadow trooper is up for preorder...

Click here to pre-order! (http://shop.starwars.com/catalog/product.xml?product_id=104966&ReferrerID=CJADBN-00001)
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Jeff on April 19, 2006, 03:46 PM
Thanks for the head's up, Jay.

"This StarWarsShop exclusive figure includes a chrome-plated figure stand and StarWarsShop.com-branded star case. Limited quantities available. Limit of 5 figures per customer"

I just put in my order for 5 of them.   :)
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Brian on April 19, 2006, 03:56 PM
Yeah, thanks for the heads up on that Jay - much appreciated.  I went ahead and ordered one, and its nice to see we can preorder them online and not have to worry about it at Comic-Con or wherever.  I wouldn't have minded getting more, but for that price one will have to do.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: ruiner on April 19, 2006, 04:00 PM
Dude, there should be a limit of 2 on these things.  Scalpers are going to take advantage.

 >:(
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Morgbug on April 19, 2006, 04:47 PM
Thanks Jay.  The link off the front page of JD was blocked by work :o :-X but the direct link worked just fine so I was able to get my order in. 

Did y'all catch this disturbing tidbit:

First in a potential new series of Expanded Universe action figures

Groan. :-\
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Jeff on April 19, 2006, 04:52 PM
Did y'all catch this disturbing tidbit:

First in a potential new series of Expanded Universe action figures

Groan. :-\


I think they put that in there to attract the same people who buy up the Issue #1 of a new Comic Book series - you know, the people who think the "first one" of a line will be worth more.  After all, they had this line in the SWShop "Covert Ops Clone Trooper" pre-order:

"Debuts a new line of troopers being released by Hasbro in the coming months"

And I don't think that one went anywhere since it's 8 months later and there hasn't been another word about it...  :P
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Jayson on April 19, 2006, 04:53 PM
Good point
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Morgbug on April 19, 2006, 05:12 PM
Ah, I didn't recall the initial line from the previous trooper.  That helps, but the cynic in me expects they'll start ramping this up and keep it going for as long as they can.  I like the 501st trooper and love the black stormtrooper but my enthusiasm may be tempered for future releases. 
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Pete_Fett on April 19, 2006, 05:18 PM
Well - I placed two orders for 5 figures each. This will give me plenty to have a squad of six, two to keep MOMC and two more for trades down the line.

I'm glad they are doing it this way.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Diddly on April 19, 2006, 05:53 PM
Was there a limit to the number of figs you can get at Comic Con? I was going to buy one from someone who was going, but I may just preorder my 2.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: SilverZ on April 19, 2006, 06:48 PM
I just preordered two and if I feel the need for more (which I really doubt) I'll grab them at the show.

It should say: "First in a potential line of awful, non-canon, made-up figures and overpriced repaints."
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: MetalJedi on April 19, 2006, 06:51 PM
It should say: "First in a potential line of awful, non-canon, made-up figures and overpriced repaints."

But you still pre ordered 2 so that means you'll buy them nonetheless.  ;D
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Darth_Anton on April 19, 2006, 07:39 PM
Thanks to JediMAC from bringing this to my attention. I order a few, despite the fact that I'll be at CC. In hind sight, if I pick up enough at CC, I might cancel my pre-order.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: SilverZ on April 19, 2006, 07:44 PM
But you still pre ordered 2 so that means you'll buy them nonetheless.  ;D

I know, I'm Hasbro's biggest bitch.  ;)
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: SpudTrooper on April 19, 2006, 09:49 PM
Love these clones..copped 2  8)
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Rob on April 19, 2006, 11:12 PM
So obviously this thing isn't a comic-con exclusive anymore right?

I ordered 5 - two for myself, two for a friend, one for another friend.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Darth Broem on April 19, 2006, 11:44 PM
Dude, there should be a limit of 2 on these things.  Scalpers are going to take advantage.

 >:(

People find ways around it regardless of the "limit" anyway.  I am going to spend $15 on something else.  Man.  I am a negative Nancy tonight.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Ben on April 20, 2006, 12:02 AM
I couldn't resist. I bought two. I have no willpower at all.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Jayson on April 20, 2006, 12:05 AM
The Power of Hasbro Compels You!!   ;D
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Jesse James on April 20, 2006, 01:21 AM
I got one...  Kinda wanting a 2nd though.  It's not a bad figure honestly.  The price though....  Even on a group order, they're coming in at a butt-reaming $17 each after shipping.  Sheesh.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Jeff on April 20, 2006, 09:55 AM
So obviously this thing isn't a comic-con exclusive anymore right?

In the photos at SWShop.com,. it still has the SDCC logo on it so the assumption is that it's still a go for this year's con.

I think that is why the shipping date is August (after the con is over).
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Bobafett77 on April 20, 2006, 10:59 AM
If it's still a con exclusive it would be nice if they'd let us pick it up at the con. Could at least save on shipping and make the cost a little more bearable.
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Jeff on April 20, 2006, 08:53 PM
In the photos at SWShop.com,. it still has the SDCC logo on it so the assumption is that it's still a go for this year's con.

I guess having the SDCC logo on the package means nothing after all...

From the Official Site (http://www.starwars.com/collecting/shop/shopnews/news20060420.html#hljs):

"Please note that this figure will not be offered at the San Diego Comic-Con International or any other convention venue --  StarWarsShop is the only place to get this worldwide exclusive!"


Wonder why they changed their minds about selling it at the Con?   ???
Title: Re: 2006 SDCC Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Reid on April 20, 2006, 09:04 PM
In the photos at SWShop.com,. it still has the SDCC logo on it so the assumption is that it's still a go for this year's con.

I guess having the SDCC logo on the package means nothing after all...

From the Official Site (http://www.starwars.com/collecting/shop/shopnews/news20060420.html#hljs):

"Please note that this figure will not be offered at the San Diego Comic-Con International or any other convention venue --  StarWarsShop is the only place to get this worldwide exclusive!"


Wonder why they changed their minds about selling it at the Con?   ???


Maybe because they decided they would use the 501st Stormie as the SDCC exclusive instead of the Blackhole Stormie...
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Jeff on April 20, 2006, 09:22 PM
Yeah, it's pretty clear that for some reason they decided to switch them up - make the 501st the Convention exclusive instead of this one.

My question was meant as more of a "why do you think they decided to switch the SDCC exclusive to the 501st instead of this one?"

It's obvious from the carded photo that it was originally going to be the SDCC item (otherwise why have the SDCC logo on the package  ???).  Why abandon it in favor of the 501st? 

Beacause the 501st is more "fan oriented" for a fan convention?
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Diddly on April 20, 2006, 09:34 PM
Beacause the 501st is more "fan oriented" for a fan convention?

That makes sense. They also may have figured that more people want the Shadow Trooper, and aren't able to make the trip to SDCC to get one. Either way, they're still getting us to buy $15 figures.
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Gatillo on April 20, 2006, 10:19 PM
Either way, they're still getting us to buy $15 figures.

Not all of us :D
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Darby on April 20, 2006, 10:44 PM
Yeah, I'm not buying it, either.  I can make my own Shadow Trooper with a Sharpie.   ;)
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 20, 2006, 10:55 PM
They suckered me in.  ::)
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: MetalJedi on April 20, 2006, 11:38 PM
They suckered me in.  ::)

Me too. Oh well.  ;D
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Morgbug on April 20, 2006, 11:59 PM
They suckered me in.  ::)

Yeah, well, you and I are only paying about a buck or two above what the VTSC are going to retail for up here anyway, so it's not much sticker shock for us.
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: DarthAcroyear on April 21, 2006, 01:25 AM
I broke down and bought three. Two to open and one to think about opening. ::)







Mein Gott, I feel like such a geek. :P
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Darth_Anton on April 21, 2006, 09:17 AM
Well, that stinks. Looks like I'll have to keep my $100 order for 5. :-X
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Word_Weaver on April 22, 2006, 01:31 PM
Just one for me.  :)
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: kesselrunking on April 23, 2006, 05:59 PM
They suckered me in.  ::)

Me too. Oh well.  ;D

Me too, too!
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on April 29, 2006, 11:39 AM
I bought 5........it was useless to resist.
Also bought one of the Family Four pack! :D
Title: Re: Shadow Stormtrooper Preorder
Post by: Jeff on May 3, 2006, 11:24 AM
So, after just two weeks, this guy is sold out.

As always with SWShop exclusives, I'm sure he'll be in and out of stock later on as orders get cancelled, but for now he's gone.
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Jim on May 3, 2006, 11:37 AM
Were there limits on this guy?  I bought two but kind of wished I had ordered a few extras.  Jeff is probably correct that some in non-mint condition will appear later. 
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Diddly on May 3, 2006, 06:10 PM
Damn, I hadn't ordered mine yet.
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Ryan on May 3, 2006, 06:16 PM
Me either, whoops.

I would have liked to have picked one up, but at that price I'm not too disappointed.
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Sentinel on May 3, 2006, 06:45 PM
This thing sold out...I wanted to get another. :P
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: MetalJedi on May 3, 2006, 09:27 PM
Were there limits on this guy?  I bought two but kind of wished I had ordered a few extras.  Jeff is probably correct that some in non-mint condition will appear later. 

I believe there was a limit of 5 of this guy. Im glad I ordered early. I learned my lesson with the Disco Clone, I mean Covert Ops Trooper.
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 3, 2006, 10:17 PM
I'm sure more will pop back up from time to time like the Covert ops clone.
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Jesse James on May 5, 2006, 04:45 AM
I'm sort of hoping more show at some point...  I'd like a second one I think for a small 2-man team or something.  I'm not big on this figure's price but I do like having at least two of the pricey Clone/Stormie exclusives.
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Jim on May 5, 2006, 01:23 PM
I'm sure more will pop back up from time to time like the Covert ops clone.

Did this reappear?  I must have missed it.  Another fig I kick myself for not buying multiples. 
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Jayson on May 5, 2006, 10:58 PM
He's back up. Those who procrastinated better step up now!

Gone again.... I guess they had only one!
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 7, 2006, 10:19 AM
I'm sure more will pop back up from time to time like the Covert ops clone.

Did this reappear?  I must have missed it.  Another fig I kick myself for not buying multiples. 

He reappeared several times albiet for short amounts of time. Usually for only a few hours.
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Jayson on May 8, 2006, 01:24 PM
He be back
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Morgbug on May 8, 2006, 01:33 PM
Indeed he is, and in greater quantities than when he popped up on the weekend.
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Morgbug on May 8, 2006, 10:04 PM
It's still up there, guess they found another box ;)
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Ryan on May 8, 2006, 11:00 PM
I picked one up today. I was thinking about two but when it costs $20 for one figure, I'll stick with one.
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Jayson on May 10, 2006, 08:04 PM
Available Again
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: JesseVader08 on May 11, 2006, 02:40 AM
Available Again

Get it here (http://shop.starwars.com/catalog/product.xml?product_id=104966&ReferrerID=CJADBN-00001)  :)
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on May 11, 2006, 07:19 PM
He is back up now and they have upped the limit to 10!
He must be produced in high numbers..........


Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: JesseVader08 on May 11, 2006, 07:36 PM
He is back up now and they have upped the limit to 10!
He must be produced in high numbers..........


Hmmm... I just checked the order page (http://shop.starwars.com/catalog/product.xml?product_id=104966&ReferrerID=CJADBN-00001) and it still says limit of 5.  Am I missing something?
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on May 11, 2006, 08:01 PM
Hey Jesse,

Click on the number tab next to quantity it lets it go to 10!
It added 10 to my shopping cart...... Yeah $150 no thanks.
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: MetalJedi on May 11, 2006, 11:19 PM
He is back up now and they have upped the limit to 10!
He must be produced in high numbers..........


Hmmm... I just checked the order page (http://shop.starwars.com/catalog/product.xml?product_id=104966&ReferrerID=CJADBN-00001) and it still says limit of 5.  Am I missing something?

Your not Jesse, most of the figures Ive ordered through SWS.com has that option but you'll only be charge for 5 which has been the limit for the last couple of exclusive clones.
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on May 12, 2006, 10:26 AM
Maybe I am doing something different but I actually tested it all the way to check out, it is letting me purchase 10. i tried it again last night.

Whether they cut it back after the order is processed is another story but I got past the limit in the order process. :D
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Gatillo on May 12, 2006, 06:54 PM
I think that is exactly it.  They lower you into a false sense of security and BAM, they only charge you for 5.
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on May 12, 2006, 09:02 PM
I think that is exactly it.  They lower you into a false sense of security and BAM, they only charge you for 5.

Good thinking, its like the Lucas set one minute its $35, next its $30, then back to $35.
Incosistant, yes that sounds like starwarsshop.com!

I just got mine today not bad plus I got my $5 back.
Now I can go spend it on more Star wars and give it right back to Uncle george.
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: SpudTrooper on July 7, 2006, 09:57 PM
UP AGAIN!!! (http://shop.starwars.com/catalog/product.xml?product_id=104966;category_id=322;pcid1=293;pcid2=)

GO GO GO
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Diddly on July 7, 2006, 10:30 PM
Ordered one. I really wanted two, but with shipping it came out to almost $40. I think paying $20 for one is expensive enough.
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: CorranHorn on July 15, 2006, 06:40 PM
Is it possible to order the Shadowtrooper without the star case? Wasn't that something that could be done with previous exclusive figures? If so, I can't seem to locate the option on SWShop. I'm a loose collector and this guy's going to get opened up asap, so I don't really need the star case, so if I could save a few bucks that would be nice.
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Scott on July 26, 2006, 09:14 AM
My CC was just charged for these
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: monstermonkey on July 26, 2006, 10:01 AM
Yep, I just got the email confirm that I'm being charged. I really wish we could get SWshop exclusives without the case (and maybe in turn lowering the price to $10 TOPS) because I plan on opening mine. Come on Hasbro/SWshop, make the cases optional!
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: iFett on July 26, 2006, 04:54 PM
My CC was just charged for these

Mine too!
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: DoctorPadawan on July 26, 2006, 08:37 PM
Not that one person makes a difference or anything, but I ended up cancelling my order for one of these a week or so ago, so here's hoping it will show up on the site for someone that wants one.   ;)

Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: MetalJedi on July 26, 2006, 09:03 PM
Got charged as well. No email confirmation though.
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Diddly on July 26, 2006, 09:06 PM
No email conformation, but I guess mine was charged as well (will have to check later). I'm looking forward to it. I'd love to have a second one, but it's too damn expensive.
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Ben on July 27, 2006, 02:43 AM
I canceled my order for my two. I just couldn't see paying $40 for them.
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Jediknight760071 on July 27, 2006, 02:44 AM
I ordered on as well as some other products...I wish I could army build this guy for the upcoming Carnor Jax figure, but alas, I am not a Fortune 500 Bigshot Exec, so I think that's out of the question.

Or maybe I'll just wait and loot Rob's place. ;)
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Brian on July 27, 2006, 09:53 AM
I got charged yesterday and had a shipping notice in my e-mail this morning, so hopefully these are starting to make their way out to everyone.  I wouldn't have minded having two, or even more, but $20 for one (including shipping) was more than enough.
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: iFett on July 27, 2006, 03:09 PM
Looks like these are in stock now for anybody who missed out on the ordering window.
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: monstermonkey on July 28, 2006, 09:31 AM
I just got an email from SWShop saying these have been pushed back to Aug. 4th (which I thought was the original shipping date anyway). Even though I got the email confirmation, I still haven't been charged. I guess I'll get them, eventually. And does anyone know if the 5 figure maximum is per customer TOTAL or can I order 5 more in a week or so if they're available? I'd like an army of these guys.
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Gatillo on July 28, 2006, 09:59 AM
In the past I have ordered multiples times the maximum amount.  But I have not ordered from them in 3 or 4 years so maybe their policies changed the last time they changed.
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Word_Weaver on July 28, 2006, 03:07 PM
Odd, I got an email confirmation that mine shipped today. Fine by me. :P
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Jediknight760071 on July 28, 2006, 06:21 PM
Well, I got an email notice that my figure was pushed back to the August 4th shipping date. Not too worried about that, but I got an official Shop email saying they were shipping, and their site also lists them as in-stock. You'd think they'd at least put a little notice on the site that the July shipping is now August. :D
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Dan on July 29, 2006, 08:03 AM
I just received my shipping confirmation email, they should be here on my Birthday!  ;D
Of course, being 37, I'll have to give them to my wife and have her and the kids wrap them up.  ;)
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: JayDouble on July 29, 2006, 11:54 AM
Got my email this morning and they should be here today.
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 29, 2006, 12:19 PM
It's going to take a lot of Goof-off to get all that black off to convert these guys into regular stormies. ;D
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: SpudTrooper on July 30, 2006, 12:32 AM
recieved 2 on Friday. Looks great, now im deciding on whether to get the Kanos/Jax to go along with these
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Brian on July 31, 2006, 09:30 AM
Fedex dropped off the Shadow Stormie I ordered on Saturday.  Its pretty neat, but it stings a little paying $20 (including shipping) for this figure :).
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Paul on July 31, 2006, 08:09 PM
According to their Customer Service Email...I am in the second grouping of orders...so hopefully that will mean sometime soon,  I only ordered it in April...
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 31, 2006, 08:53 PM
I guess I'm in that grouping as well. Usually I get the e-mail and ten minutes later, I get the figures. Literally. :P
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Kit on August 2, 2006, 12:58 AM
I ordered my troops on April 20th to be exact and received them today! 
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: jadesfire on August 2, 2006, 07:14 PM
Fedex dropped off the Shadow Stormie I ordered on Saturday.  Its pretty neat, but it stings a little paying $20 (including shipping) for this figure :).

I agree.  It's a stormtrooper painted black but I sucked right into anyways.  Now I will probably have to pick up that other exclusive two-pack just to make this whole display work. :-\
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: MetalJedi on August 2, 2006, 09:20 PM
Got mine today as well.
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Paul on August 2, 2006, 09:45 PM
I ordered my troops on April 20th to be exact and received them today! 

I really would love to know what type of logic SWS.com uses on order priority....I ordered mine on the 19th and was told to suck it up by customer service that I was in a later grouping to get them.

It is like the order "lotto" you buy your quick pick, it is just random when they ship it...
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: MetalJedi on August 2, 2006, 10:01 PM
I got the same email from customer service Paul. Even though on the 30th the took the money out of my account.
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 3, 2006, 11:35 AM
Mine arrived yesterday. They're kind of cool, but are taking a little bit to get used to.
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: stormie on August 3, 2006, 12:21 PM
I received mine yesterday, too. One thing I did notice was that the background of the card is just not very good--mostly because the colors are of a similar value to the actual figure. As a result, the figure doesn't stand out. They needed a lighter (or more contrasting) background (like the Hoth Vaders).

It was funny, though, because I opened one of mine and when I saw the silver stand, I thought I'd opened the UGH version.  :P
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Darth Slothus on August 3, 2006, 01:09 PM
how long from the shipping notice day until you folks receive it? I'm in the second wave (Aug 4) shipment.
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Paul on August 3, 2006, 01:29 PM
Ok I got a shipping notice today.  But what is better than that?  ROB hooked me up with 2 today at lunch....So my intstatnt gratification syndrome is satisfied.

I should get mine on Saturday (or so the tracking info says on the FedEx page)

That will give me my "team" of 6. 
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Diddly on August 3, 2006, 10:11 PM
Got my shipping confirmation as well.
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: mr director on August 4, 2006, 08:50 AM
Got my shipping confirmation as well.

Ditto.
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Jim on August 4, 2006, 09:13 AM
Whoever packed my figs must of been high on PCP.  One fig was not too bad and was folded over on the top of the figure case.  The second figure was folded on the cardback and figure case.  They shipped mine in this really small box that the figs had to be stuffed in. 
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 7, 2006, 10:02 AM
how long from the shipping notice day until you folks receive it? I'm in the second wave (Aug 4) shipment.

With us being in So Cal, I get mine within hours of getting my e-mail notice. I would say once you get your notice, the longest you'll have to wait is a day if that.
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Paul on August 7, 2006, 12:24 PM
I got mine Saturday.  Not too bad.... I like them.  I agree with the others that think the packaging was an after thought, or could have been better, of course I only noticed that part as I was ripping them all out of their packaging..

I got my 6 man "Team" so I am stopping right there.  No seriously, I mean it.
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Darth Slothus on August 7, 2006, 01:36 PM
I'm concerned :-\

My order review AT SWS says ships Aug 4. However I never got a shipping notice and didn't get the product Saturday either :(
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: darth punkinhed on August 7, 2006, 02:26 PM
I'm in the same boat. They hit my card on Friday but I'm still showing the same thing you are seeing on SWS.com. I'm giving it another day before I email them about it.
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Diddly on August 7, 2006, 02:51 PM
Mine got here on Saturday. Cool figure, but like Anton said, it's taking time to get used to having a black Stormtrooper. I'd like a second, but it's too expensive.
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Darth Slothus on August 8, 2006, 11:48 AM
I have a shipped status at the website...but I sure as hell don't have it 

I have a not-very-funny feeling about this and I'm really hoping I'm not right about it.   :(
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Paul on August 8, 2006, 12:27 PM
Did your shipped status show a tracking number on the right hand side?  Mine had a clickable link that let me track the package on the FedEx site...
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Darth Slothus on August 8, 2006, 02:25 PM
yes but....that link wasn't working for whatever reason. I should be good if a fed ex number was there right?

EDIT: I got home and had my x3 SS troopers waiting for me in great condition(no shipping damage). Phew I can finally stop crying about it now..... :'( ;D
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: mr director on August 9, 2006, 08:28 AM
Mine arrived yesterday.  Pretty cool I have to say...
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Dan on August 9, 2006, 05:58 PM
I like it too, but I'm worried about stormtroopers becoming skittles like the clones. Or worse, Lucasfilm will team up with Nike and we will have the "swoosh" squadron.  ::)
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: poddie on August 11, 2006, 11:49 AM
I got mine... they are in pretty much perfect shape, except the two angled corners on the top.  The case bends them over a bit.

I really hope the 40 cases I ordered from HTS don't have the same issue... no way I'm using them if they bend the tops of the cards like this.

Why does it seem so difficult for Hasbro to make cases that fit properly???
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Dan on August 13, 2006, 01:05 PM
Ya-know, those cases from HTS are wierd. It seems like some of them in each box are big enough, and others want to pinch the corners. I suppose it is the way they are stacked, and it must stretch some out or crush some in, but there is definately a difference from case to case.   ::)
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: iFett on August 13, 2006, 01:27 PM
Finally opened mine yesterday and everything is minty despite a "rough" spot on the cases that transposed through to the bubbles on the card.
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Paul on August 13, 2006, 08:39 PM
I have now opened all 6 of mine and 3 have loose abdomen...Still a real cool figure though. 
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Roton7 on August 13, 2006, 10:20 PM
I've been getting some money lately, and I have a tough decision...should I buy this to go along with my Kir Kanos/Carnor Jax pack that I already ordered, or should I keep saving my money until I get enough to buy the RC pack?


Hmmm...tough choice.
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Reid on August 13, 2006, 10:31 PM
I've been getting some money lately, and I have a tough decision...should I buy this to go along with my Kir Kanos/Carnor Jax pack that I already ordered, or should I keep saving my money until I get enough to buy the RC pack?


Hmmm...tough choice.

I'd go with using your money to buy the Shadow Stormie to go along with the Kanos/Jax comic pack. OT EU beats PT EU any day.
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: Jayson on August 16, 2006, 07:06 PM
(http://www.yakface.com/TGuide2004/ActionFigures/tsc/exclusives/05/lf11.jpg)

 ;D
Title: Re: StarWarsShop Exclusive Shadow Stormtrooper
Post by: iFett on August 16, 2006, 07:55 PM
SWEET pic Jayson!