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TVC Gaming Greats Line
« on: April 9, 2021, 02:54 PM »
Four figures announced to kick off this line. 

- BF2 Heavy Battle Droid (repaint of TVC sculpt w/new weapons)
- JFO Electrostaff Purge Trooper (kitbash - old sculpt with new parts)
- TFU Shadow Stormtrooper (repaint)
- JFO Scout Trooper (kitbash - old sculpt with new parts)

Pre-orders up later today at 5pm ET.




« Last Edit: April 9, 2021, 07:06 PM by Jeff »
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Re: TVC Gaming Greats Line
« Reply #1 on: April 9, 2021, 02:56 PM »
So Fan Channel. I always forget what this means. These aren't GS only. Amazon, EE, etc?
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Re: TVC Gaming Greats Line
« Reply #2 on: April 9, 2021, 05:04 PM »
I haven't been able to follow along today, but I just went to EE and ordered:

1 Gaming Greats Battle Droid
2 Gaming Greats Shadow Stormtroopers
1 Gaming Greats Royal Guard
1 Gaming Greats Shock Scout Trooper
2 Gaming Greats Purge Troopers
1 TVC Hoth Luke
1 TVC Endor Han

And with shipping it was $159

That feels like a **** of a lot for 9 action figures and I really hope I can order these elsewhere for $12.99 with free shipping and cancel all of this.

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Re: TVC Gaming Greats Line
« Reply #3 on: April 9, 2021, 05:07 PM »
I got most of these from HasbroPulse, but wasn't able to find the Purge Trooper.

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Re: TVC Gaming Greats Line
« Reply #4 on: April 9, 2021, 05:11 PM »
I ended up getting the Purge Trooper off of Entertainment Earth.  Odd that a lot of these were limited to one per customer on Hasbro Pulse.
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Re: TVC Gaming Greats Line
« Reply #5 on: April 9, 2021, 05:14 PM »
I just figured that out now...

Managed to get a few from Pulse, with the free shipping... will have to balance out the two orders. 

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Re: TVC Gaming Greats Line
« Reply #6 on: April 9, 2021, 05:20 PM »
Did you find the Purge Trooper on Hasbro Pulse?

I tried multiple search terms and couldn't find it even in a sold out status.

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Re: TVC Gaming Greats Line
« Reply #7 on: April 9, 2021, 05:23 PM »
No cases of these? 

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Re: TVC Gaming Greats Line
« Reply #8 on: April 9, 2021, 05:27 PM »
Did you find the Purge Trooper on Hasbro Pulse?

I tried multiple search terms and couldn't find it even in a sold out status.

Nope, Purge Trooper I only found on EE.  I left that part of the order intact for now.

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Re: TVC Gaming Greats Line
« Reply #9 on: April 9, 2021, 05:39 PM »
Someone thinks the purge is an EE exclusive. I didnít hear Hasbro mention that though.

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Re: TVC Gaming Greats Line
« Reply #10 on: April 9, 2021, 05:45 PM »
Someone thinks the purge is an EE exclusive. I didnít hear Hasbro mention that though.

Yeah, I can't find this at BBTS or HasbroPulse.  Odd.

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Re: TVC Gaming Greats Line
« Reply #11 on: April 9, 2021, 05:46 PM »
It would make sense that it's an EE exclusive given the availability...

Overall this is a moderately clever way to get a few kitbashes and re-releases out there but I really hope they have some actual brand new stuff in the pipeline...

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Re: TVC Gaming Greats Line
« Reply #12 on: April 9, 2021, 06:12 PM »
It looks like we just got hit with a price increase and nobody at Hasbro said anything about it.

Hasbro Pulse had the Gaming Greats wave limited to one per customer.  And I couldn't find the Purge Trooper there, either.  All told for this wave, I ordered 3 of each because of course these are army builders!  And the orders got split between Hasbro Pulse and EE.  I really like Dorkside Toys, but I feel like EE is getting their allotments more consistently than a lot of the other online retailers.
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Re: TVC Gaming Greats Line
« Reply #13 on: April 9, 2021, 07:08 PM »
It has been confirmed that for now the Purge Trooper is an EE exclusive - eventually it'll start popping up at other places with a higher price as those shops buy it from EE via wholesale.

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Re: TVC Gaming Greats Line
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2021, 03:57 AM »
I don't game but I had serious envy when the Purge Trooper came out in the BS.  So glad it's now in TVC form. But essentially $5 shipping for each fig on top of the delta for the gaming greats is a tough swallow, so HasbroPulse gets my dollars for the others.   
« Last Edit: April 10, 2021, 03:58 AM by Jedi Idej »