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Title: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jesse James on January 5, 2011, 02:48 AM
Seems like more of these are coming...  Sandtroopers.com snagged new images of 3 new sets.  Check out our front page story to get a direct link to them.

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/011TVC_STTarget3PackSWVillain01_TN.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/011TVC_STTarget3PackSWHero01_TN.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/011TVC_STTarget3PackESBHero01_TN.jpg)

Two SW sets, one ESB set...  Only the ESB set is particularly interesting.  HOw fast is that one going to blow out the door?  :D  I doubt I even make a huge effort to try getting it because it's the "scalper's dream" for the assortment obviously.  Pretty straight forward repacks it seems with no alterations, which is AOK by me.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Captain Piet on January 5, 2011, 06:10 AM
Decent sets. Now that I got sucked in w/ the nine-pack at $25, I'll get these.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Paul on January 5, 2011, 08:05 AM
These look good.

I wonder how in good conscience they can call that set a "Star Wars" set when the Death Star Trooper is clearly the ESB version with officer/riding boots instead of the lower boots that they wore in Ep IV.  It boggles the mind. Insert "Death of the Line" and all the other fanboy whiney posts from other sites here.

I'd be more upset if I thought they would NEVER re-do the DST (or Death Squad Commander) but you just can't logically say NEVER with Hasbro and Star Wars figures.   I don't think it is likely, but not willing to commit to never.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on January 5, 2011, 08:50 AM
I guess I am missing it - but which one is the "scalper's dream"? 

Pass on these - though, if I didn't just (like 3 days ago) open my Hoth Leia, I would have probably returned her and bought the set she is in.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Paul on January 5, 2011, 09:27 AM
The set with the Hoth Rebel is the one JJ is referring to, I believe.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Brian on January 5, 2011, 10:42 AM
Although it is just more repacks (which might be for the best, as already mentioned), they don't look too bad.  Plus, I'll be much more likely to grab some if they are sold as individual 3 packs instead of the big 9 box.  I've been hoping we'd see the VOTC Han out there again at some point for awhile now, so I'll definitely try to grab at least one of those.  I may get the others too.  I never bit on the 9 pack, but thought I would if it ever hit clearance.  Our closest store marked them down to $35, and they flew out the door, so I missed out there.  May have to check the Super Target across town.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Scockery on January 5, 2011, 11:54 AM
2011 and they repacked a 1997 2-1B. LOL.

More old packaging for people who like old packaging.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: CHEWIE on January 5, 2011, 12:17 PM
These sets look interesting... not sure I'll bite (depends on the price).

Imperial Set - The Stormtrooper looks like the Sandtrooper that is currently out, but the helmet kind of looks different to me (probably just my eyes playing tricks on me).  If the helmet looks right, if there's no yellowing, and if the belt isn't "choppy" looking like the current Sandtrooper, I'll probably get a couple sets of that one.  That's a lot of "ifs" though.

ANH Rebels - Ugh, that Luke again?  I can't stand that mold.  Those arms are the real problem in my opinion with that figure.  They just seem a bit oversized.  If they did something about that, the figure would be a lot better I think.  I might get a set because I love that Han Solo, and Kenobi is cool.

ESB Rebels - That 2-1B... well, yeah he's outdated and I prefer the mold from the TAC line better even though that one is tiny.  The Rebel is cool, but really... I can do without most likely.  I actually like the Leia figure the most and have always liked her look on Hoth.  May or may not grab this one.  It's not that exciting... if they had used the newer droid, I'd be convinced to get at least one set.  As is, probably a pass.  Not worth it simply for a Rebel scarf. 

I kind of think both Rebel sets might pegwarm.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: jedipurge on January 5, 2011, 01:06 PM
what's that sound I hear????

OH ya it's the sound of these suckers ringing up at clearance price.
really we need vader in a pack like this.  This just for kids/new fans getting into it
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jesse James on January 5, 2011, 07:17 PM
The set with the Hoth Rebel is the one JJ is referring to, I believe.

Yes.

A figure released only in a large battlepack, that people wanted to army build a lot?  I'll have 7 total when it's all said and done here, but how many people bought more than 1 of that battlepack but wanted more of that trooper?  If these are reasonably priced, I could see that set being the only one that sells at a decent pace.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Diddly on January 5, 2011, 09:11 PM
I honestly like these a lot better than the original 9-pack, which I thought was only worth it for FX-7.

I'm definitely down for the Hoth set, mainly for the beardless Hoth trooper. Never picked up the Attack/Defense of Hoth sets, so like Jesse said, I want one of these. My original POTF2 2-1B is buried in a Rubbermaid bin somewhere, but I wouldn't mind having another. And Hoth Leia is a decent figure, and I called that we might get a "clean" variation sometime, possibly here.

The Rebel set is alright, full of good figures, but I don't need it. I agree with CHEWIE about X-Wing Luke's arms, I'd like to see a re-do of those. Obi-Wan is one of those figures that everyone should have, and should be in circulation a lot more. Great to see VOTC Han out there again.

The Imperial set MIGHT be worthy of a purchase if the Vader is a repack of the 30AC one, with the ANH gloves. It comes with two decent army builders too. That Stormtrooper looks like it's just the TVC/Dewback Sandtrooper but without the accessories. I'll wait and see with this one.

Guessing around $17 each for price.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jabba the Slug on January 5, 2011, 10:08 PM
I'm personally super excited for the 'Heroes' set - lookie, it's the VOTC Han repacked! :D I don't have any of the figures in that set (despite Pilot Luke having been repackaged countless times), so I'm definitely buying that one... I'm smelling $24 though, that was the price of the Evolutions sets, which had 3 figures.  :-\
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: speedermike on January 5, 2011, 11:02 PM
Here's where I just don't get Hasbro at all...why make the DST the same black outfit when fans have been asking for the figure in gray as well.  I would have bought two sets if he had been gray.  I will be buying none. 

I may buy the Hoth trooper one, but still, it's still buying two figures I don't need.  I can't really justify it anymore.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: JediJman on January 6, 2011, 04:21 PM
I'll buy one of each of the three.  The ESB set will definitely be the biggest seller with that Hoth Trooper.  Keep in mind that the photos may be mock-ups, so we could see the more recent TAC 2-1B when these hit shelves (not that I thought that was much of an improvement).
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on January 6, 2011, 05:42 PM
I will buy the Rebel set for another Leia and a 10th Beardless Rebel to round out my troops. @!-B is a cheap bonus, I got rid of my POTF2 21-B a long time ago so I do not have him anymore. My daughter will like him and the POTF2 are safe as they do not come apart.
I think this is the last squeeze for that 21-B mold, knowing Hasbro's pattern they will probably have a new one shown at the upcoming Toy Fair.

I agree with speedermike, had that DST been gray I would have bought 6-10 sets. These sets are not bad they just do not offer anything new. Sorry while neat these packages are not compelling at all. This really would have been perfect chance to do true Vintage colors: Gray DST, Han all black, Obi in orange, Blue molded guns (for Stormie, Leai & Rebel Trooper) Collectors would have really ate that up.

Given the fact that the first 9 pack flopped on impact you think they would have made some adjustments.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Darby on January 6, 2011, 05:57 PM
I agree, this was the perfect opportunity to do a gray DST, and we've already established a trend with 4-Lom and Zuckuss, so why not indulge a little?

I'll buy the Hoth set.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jesse James on January 6, 2011, 08:05 PM
I actually disagree on the grey DST's being included...

First, I think the 30AC Death Star Trooper is a weak figure overall...  It takes a bit of modifying it to get it to look a normal height, and fix the leg bowing.  A lot of people don't likek the way the ball-joints look (I am ok with them, but they could be better hidden for sure), and then there are some oddities about the sculpt...  

For me, I like the figure well enough if I find it cheap, as I don't mind modifying it, but in general I'd prefer seeing a new sculpt of the DST someday that lived up to modern standards.  I give it an A for effort, but a C for execution ultimately.  I think ultimately many people look down on the figure's sculpt overall though.

Second, does anyone really want to army build it in a 3-pack?  OK, JACK is willing to, but I know I'm not giddy at the thought of paying for 3 figures to get one I actually care about, and I'd like a couple commanders for DST's.  The Hoth Rebel set's different to me because I wouldn't mind another Leia and 2-1B is actually a decent representation of the character.  Perhaps a little oversized, but the prop looked fairly big at the Where Science Meets Imagination exhibit so I dunno.  I prefer the POTF2 figure to the ROTS figure, ironically.  I'd love a new OT version though, sure.

The point there being ultimately that a lot of people are into a couple of these, and a 3-pack of figures you don't want and one that peole may want, kinda stings.

But third, I don't think a simple repaint of the 30AC figure is accurate enough for me...  The Death Squad Commander's got some specific enough details that I think I'd just prefer they either used other parts at the very least, or a newly sculpted figure.

I'd also add in that Hasbro would now have the avenue open to say, "Well we already did that....", and if that figure isn't up to snuff for a lot of people, then the door may be shut for a future one on a better sculpt.  I'm not sure how into doing that repaint Hasbro is, or if they're waiting for an improvement themselves maybe?

Here's a weird thought though...  Would you want a purely screen-accurate grey Death Squad Commander or the Vintage figure accurate?  The vintage figure sports a rank badge, the guy it's based on didn't.  Weird thought.  Maybe worth starting a new thread for.  I think there'll be even split.  Check for the thread.  It's a weird thought that just came to me, that they're different.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: EpicGon on January 6, 2011, 08:05 PM
I regret Luke Pilot comes without hilt and saber, in the case of Ben Kenobi he lacks the chair and Leia hologram, but they used a different tone of brown for the softgoods. (When Hasbro repacks, they always diminishes accsesories; itīs and old and very known tale)

Looks like the stormtrooper is the same for the anh wave: Han, lUke stormie, gree, r5d4.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: darth broem 2 on January 6, 2011, 10:52 PM
I will mainly buy this for the villain set and keep it on the cardback.  For some reason I have to have that even though it's the same damn figures we keep getting over and over and over again.  I know you have to buy the whole 9 pack.  I'm ok with getting that Rebel Hoth Soldier again. 

They finally give us VOTC Han Solo but it's on something I won't open.  Sigh.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jesse James on January 7, 2011, 12:09 AM
If I'm not mistaken, the next ones should likely be individuals, not a 9-pack... 
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: darth broem 2 on January 11, 2011, 08:45 PM
Oh well great then! 
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Brian on February 22, 2011, 12:10 PM
I'm sure it isn't a big deal, but I just noticed that in Hasbro's TF presentation, the slide for these only included the two ANH sets (Han/X-Wing Luke/Obi, Vader/Stormie/DST).  I know that the Hoth set was also rumored/leaked/shown online earlier (in this thread), so I'm sure it is still coming and it was just an oversight.  Although they are all repacks, I'm sort of looking forward to these - if nothing else to get at least one more of those VOTC Han Solos.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Scockery on May 5, 2011, 06:27 PM
The 3rd wave of three packs according to Banthaskull:

Bossk/ IG-88/ Imperial Stormtrooper in Hoth Battle Gear 
R2-D2/ C-3PO/ Chewbacca  (strangely referred to back in the day as Android Set).
Dengar/ Imperial Commander/ AT-AT Driver

The real mystery is what the imperial commander will be, hopefully not a POTJ version. But these have been all repacks thus far. So maybe Renz or Dyer from the battle packs?
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jayson on May 5, 2011, 08:32 PM
Target DPCI: 087-06-0302
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jesse James on May 5, 2011, 09:24 PM
I'm thinking one of th eofficers from the Endor packs perhaps.  I sorta hope it's not a new figure.  I'd rather a basic carded army builder than a $20 set where there's ONE guy every soul wants, and many want a lot of it.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Scockery on May 5, 2011, 11:17 PM
I didn't realize that people were finding them early. $20 a set. I'll skip 'em unless there's a sale. 
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: iFett on May 6, 2011, 09:47 AM
Short boxes of suck ?
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jayson on May 6, 2011, 10:02 AM
What's weird about them too is that the packaging for these new three are taller (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=6981245&l=125f5bce72&id=202559486798) than the first 3. Were the original (70s-80s) vintage ones that way???
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Paul on May 6, 2011, 10:29 AM
These things have the Nostalgia factor off the chart for me.  So I will probably get them and then just snake the figures that I want/need out of the pack and then let the kids have the rest.

Notice how Vader is all bent at the knees so he fits in the package.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jabba the Slug on May 7, 2011, 06:59 PM
These are almost like Battle Packs for $6-10 off. BPs are only gonna include 3 figures going forward, right? But those are priced from $26-30, I think.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Pete_Fett on May 8, 2011, 07:21 AM
Are these sets comprised entirely of repacks or is there something slightly new about at least one figure in each pack?

The reason I ask is because I'm trying to determine whether or not I need to buy two of each or just one of each for the MIB/MIP collection will suffice.

The 9-pack was all pretty much repacks so I only got one of those to keep MIB/MIP. Granted that a set of these nine will only cost $60+tax, but it seems like there's a lot more stuff coming that would be worth spending my money on than these.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jayson on May 8, 2011, 08:03 AM
As far as I can tell after cracking these open is that they are all straight repacks.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jesse James on May 8, 2011, 05:29 PM
Sounds like these are supposed to go out as part of a 5/15 reset...  I may nab that hoth set then, but I'm still reluctant just for the one trooper to have extra of it.  At least it's a date to aim for actually going to a store though.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jabba the Slug on May 8, 2011, 06:04 PM
Sounds like these are supposed to go out as part of a 5/15 reset...  I may nab that hoth set then, but I'm still reluctant just for the one trooper to have extra of it.  At least it's a date to aim for actually going to a store though.

I hope that date will include a re-launching of TVC basic figures! :-X
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Paul on May 8, 2011, 06:10 PM
I found these today.

I picked up the Imperials and the Hoth set.

I really like these, if there was only still a Kay-Bee toys to buy them from then the Nostalgia circle would be complete (that is if they weren't Target exclusives)

The kids have a new Vader and 21B for their collection.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Scockery on May 8, 2011, 06:20 PM
Sounds like these are supposed to go out as part of a 5/15 reset...  I may nab that hoth set then, but I'm still reluctant just for the one trooper to have extra of it.  At least it's a date to aim for actually going to a store though.

I hope that date will include a re-launching of TVC basic figures! :-X

No, not until you buy those remaining 4-LOMs and Cloud Car Pilots!  :P
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jesse James on May 9, 2011, 01:36 AM
Cool beans on picking them up Paul.  I'm really hopeful they don't slip new stuff into the sets, but it seems like something that may happen at some point.  It's kind of the way the battlepacks are going (or have been going) in some cases.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Paul on May 9, 2011, 07:49 AM
Ok the packs I grabbed have nothing noticeably new.  The hair color and paint deco seems the same on the Hoth trooper. The Empire strikes back inspired Death Squad Commnader is still wearing the wrong boots like he was at initial release.

And I kinda disagree I would like to see some new.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on May 9, 2011, 11:01 AM
And I kinda disagree I would like to see some new.

I am with you that's why this is a double pass for me. I will get the Hoth set as I want an extra Hoth Leia to dedicate toe the BMF. I do not mind an 11th Beardless Rebel and I got rid of my 21-B a long time ago so I can use him as a temp until a new one is made.

So many wasted opportunities to make new product without new tooling. Hasbro is losing my potential business yet again.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: darth broem 2 on May 10, 2011, 08:44 PM
I may buy a few if I can find them.  I sure as hell can't find any regular vintage figures at retail past wave 3.  Well a few here and there and that is it.  Maybe I can wait for the regular ones to turn up in these vintage 3 packs.   ::)

Seriously I actually like the packaging for these.  More than likely I'd just keep them in it.  Although I really want that Han Solo loose. 
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jesse James on May 10, 2011, 11:30 PM
You'd want a new figure you have to eat 2 worthless ones to get though?  I mean, that's kind of the MO for what is going to happen, if new are slipped into them...  Figures at $10 a pop already for a new one and I'm irked.  $20 to get a new one?  Blah...  Especially an army builder.  Like that Imperial Officer...  I'd certainly like more than one if it were a new good figure, but at $20 (and including 2 figures I don't want in the process), that would be pretty much the end of my hoping to get more than one, and even one is going to be a hard thing to choke down if it comes with 2 VERY undesirable figures.

Now...  1 new one, 1 GOOD repaint, and 1 throw-away repack...  I'm more interested in that I guess.  It at least makes it a little more tolerable.  But the vinty 3-pack packaging kind of limits what you can do regardless I guess.  Unless of course they did new sets of 3, of course.  Hmmmm
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Scockery on June 24, 2011, 11:18 PM
Saw this over at Rebby Scum

(Image deleted at the request of a cry baby  :'()

Imperial Commander is an unaltered Needa? LAZY! But good, cuz there's no need to buy the set. Though it may be the best of the lot to me (Because I never got that Dengar). The hatlessness and codpieceless appearances doesn't make for MOC niceness, IMHO, which is mostly the point of these sets.

Looks like they used the right Chewbacca, ANH.

C-3PO is same Endor throne Legends released one.  :(

Will the Snowtrooper really have that rifle?
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: EpicGon on June 25, 2011, 11:30 AM
I will pass all these sets.lack of interest in repeating those figures, the ones I donīt own yet would be bought on single card, preferably the original release.

The only thing I can tell is that the long rifle make profit of snowtrooper super articulation. Iīm not to fond on wide stance figures, but if Hasbro make a decent variation of this guy with that rifle.... could be the snowtrooper commander or the same mold but wearing boots instead of shoes like the original vintage....I will make the new acquisition.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Diddly on June 25, 2011, 02:45 PM
Pass just like the last two sets... again there's only one figure I truly want, but I'm not willing to spend $20 (could be $25 by the time these come out) to get it.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Pete_Fett on June 26, 2011, 12:44 AM
Good luck finding these - the first wave of them is seriously clogging the pegs at all of my local Targets so this exclusive re-pack line is essentially DOA.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Captain Piet on June 26, 2011, 03:20 PM
Good luck finding these - the first wave of them is seriously clogging the pegs at all of my local Targets so this exclusive re-pack line is essentially DOA.

Agree. I will only buy the current sets on clearance, like I did with the 9-pack.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 27, 2011, 08:43 AM
Same here.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on June 27, 2011, 09:56 AM
These are such a wasted opportunity to offer some minor newness without new tooling. Even a little minor effort would go a long way. For instance:

Imperial Officer - Switch head and rank badge to the AT-AT Commander, paint the head Blonde or Black
Dengar - Vintage Deco, lame but it's something.
C-3P0 - Paint the BAD mold Gold
Chewbacca - Paint the screaming 30th Tin Chewie without the Snow Deco ala Bespin diner scene.
R2 - Paint the new R2 mold with some grime
IG-88 - Paint him white.
Snowtrooper - Deco the Rank badge
Bossk - add some more grim deco to the suit.

While not everything above is groundbreaking it would be more than enough to get me to buy these. Do the guys at Hasbro ever wonder why some items fail or do they just blame us? Pure laziness, I get the tight timelines and no new tooling but the stuff I mentioned above can be done on a tight timeline and stay on budget.  This had the potential to be so much more, I am not sure we will see Wave 3 that supposedly had some new tooling. These are selling OK in my area my Christmas will clear these out and my current pessimism towards the SKU.

That Imperial set is going to look great hanging next to the other single carded Dengars. Admittingly I can see the Chewie/Droid set selling very well evebn the Bossk set. (Did you notice the Chewie is the Saga Legends deco with the spatter of snow. UGH.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: darth broem 2 on June 28, 2011, 12:26 AM
  I am very surprised though that are moving forward with yet another wave.  The individual 3 packs are doing much better though that the original 9 pack.  I like the idea myself it's just I'd rather spend my money on new figures.  That is I could ever actually see new figures in the damn stores. 
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Pete_Fett on June 30, 2011, 06:29 AM
  I am very surprised though that are moving forward with yet another wave.  The individual 3 packs are doing much better though that the original 9 pack.  I like the idea myself it's just I'd rather spend my money on new figures.  That is I could ever actually see new figures in the damn stores.

My experience here in NJ is the exact opposite.

The only reason I was able to get a 9-pack was because I asked for a case to be brought out on the day of the Sunday advertisement. That same case was returned to the stock room and I never again saw the 9-pack at any of the four Targets I frequent.

In contrast, all three Vintage 3-packs are hanging on the pegs in counts of 2 or more with no real sign of selling.

I agree with what JACKOFTRADZE said - if they were tweaking these slightly, I think they would sell a lot better.

Why isn't the Death Star Trooper in the Imperial Set painted to match the Kenner deco? Right or wrong, that deco would have made total sense in that set.

Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Brian on June 30, 2011, 02:23 PM
These seem to be sitting here quite a bit as well.  Honestly, I think I've seen the fewest of the Han/Luke/Obi set and the most of the Imperial set.  I could see these selling more around the holidays, but there is supposed to really be a whole other wave of these by then.  I still like the nostalgia aspect of them, and have picked up one of the Han sets just because I wanted another VOTC Han and I didn't mind having extras of the Obi-Wan or Luke either.  They seem to be easier to pass on otherwise since they have just been straight repacks, but really they are including pretty nice figures for someone who is relatively new to collecting or a kiddo.  I don't know if this series is going to sell through before those new ones show up though.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jabba the Slug on July 24, 2011, 05:58 AM
These sets stagnate in my area, and the sets with lightsaber-wielding characters sell a little more, no doubt to kids. I'm surprised that with the mixed reaction to these sets that Hasbro keeps cranking them out. They're a smart idea, but the figures aren't new enough to sell easily.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jayson on July 24, 2011, 10:40 AM
Found these new one at Target this morning. Passed for now.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Brian on July 24, 2011, 03:13 PM
I saw these at our local Target this weekend as well, and also passed for now.  Honestly, I don't need any of the figures, but sometimes the packaging or setup of using some nicely done figures gets tempting.  I may get the Chewie and Droids set just for the heck of it, to go with the Han/Obi/Luke set I grabbed to keep carded.  We'll see.  Still think these are nice for new collectors (if we still see those) or kiddos who are interested in the OT.  You'd get a pretty nice collection of fairly "ultimate" versions of the characters between the last couple waves of these things.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jesse James on July 24, 2011, 07:40 PM
I hit 5 stores this weekend and each one had these out, so they're everywhere.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jabba the Slug on August 11, 2011, 12:22 AM
I haven't seen the new packs at all after numerous visits. I'm judging by the tons of original sets left that my Target just gave up on them, altogether.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Scott on August 11, 2011, 11:44 AM
I just had a wet dream type moment...

Hasbro has said they will probably rerelease all of the Kenner 3 packs at some point...and have sort of hinted they may tweak the figures a little bit...here's hoping they release this with updated modern equivalents of the Kenner figures!

(http://theswca.com/images-carde/creature-threepack-front.jpg)
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: P-Siddy on August 11, 2011, 11:57 AM
That would be awesome!
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Nicklab on August 11, 2011, 11:58 AM
I just had a wet dream type moment...

Hasbro has said they will probably rerelease all of the Kenner 3 packs at some point...and have sort of hinted they may tweak the figures a little bit...here's hoping they release this with updated modern equivalents of the Kenner figures!

(http://theswca.com/images-carde/creature-threepack-front.jpg)

They probably will do that one...3 months after Ponda Baba comes out on a TVC basic figure card.  ::)

Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: JediJman on August 11, 2011, 12:03 PM
I just had a wet dream type moment...

Hasbro has said they will probably rerelease all of the Kenner 3 packs at some point...and have sort of hinted they may tweak the figures a little bit...here's hoping they release this with updated modern equivalents of the Kenner figures!

(http://theswca.com/images-carde/creature-threepack-front.jpg)

Awesome.  Can I please get one of these made out of Kubricks as well?   ;)
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: CHEWIE on August 11, 2011, 05:38 PM
If Ponda Baba ends up being short packed, that would be an even more enticing set... and for Greedo, I'd hope they'd use a plastic vest instead of the fuzzy cloth version.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Scott on August 11, 2011, 05:52 PM
No...not the Modern vintage/saga versions...modern updates of the Kenner versions
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jesse James on August 11, 2011, 06:53 PM
That'd certainly be more appealing than just throwing in the best version of a character.  I knwo I'd buy...  To me, they'd be totally unique characters I'd just mix into the Cantina with the screen accurate guys.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: P-Siddy on August 11, 2011, 08:47 PM
I'd defintely buy a screen-accurate Greedo if they did the plastic vest, but yeah, I'd love for Hasbro to do the Kenner 3-some as a nod to vintage, too. They just look cool.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jesse James on August 13, 2011, 07:38 PM
What  I'm not really into though is one "new" figure, and others that aren't.  I'm disappointed in that idea.  Guys have said they wanted the Death Squad/Star Trooper with the grey uniform and stuff, and I'm just very against that I guess.  I want one too, but I'd rather it not be a simple repaint, and in a $20 3-pack I'd probably not really want otherwise.  :-\

The Cantina alien set though, if all 3 are updates of the original outfits and not screen accurate updates, I'd love that.  But at least 2 figures in the set would have to be "new" for me to think I was getting something really awesome for the price I guess.  $20 for one guy though, and 2 I don't want, really kinda blows.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 13, 2011, 11:19 PM
Well, if the packs released so far have shown us anything, it is that Hasbro is only going to throw figures into these sets that they have on hand.

The 9-pack should have had the moustached Bespin Guard, instead we got that weird alien guard.

The set with Hoth Leia, while it did contain the hard-to-get second version of the Hoth Rebel Trooper, it contained the POTF2 2-1B - hardly a "Vintage" level sculpt.

And the easiest of any change, the Death Squad Commander in the recent 3-pack could have been repainted to feature a gray uniform like the Kenner release, but they stuck with the all-black version instead.

If they release this cantina set, it will include the Vintage Greedo, the soon-to-be-released Vintage Walrusman, and the Saga2 Hammerhead.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Scott on August 14, 2011, 12:24 AM
Yeah...but somewhere (a Q&A perhaps) they sort of hinted at they are planning on tweaking this coming up in the next couple of packs...
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jeff on August 14, 2011, 01:20 AM
It was a Q&A @JTA (http://www.jeditemplearchives.com/content/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=8051):

JTA: Blah, blah, blah... ...Special Action Figure Sets... blah, blah, blah.
Hasbro: Blah, blah, blah...  ...The upcoming 3-packs will contain a good amount of newness.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: P-Siddy on August 14, 2011, 09:58 AM
Jesse, I guess I'll agree that a three-pack of new vintage throwback catinas would be awesome and just leave it at that. A separate updated Greedo would be welcome. But they're would have to be no repacks for me to pick it up. I haven't bought any of the 3-packs so far since I own the figures included. These would make for a cool comic con exclusive (with a wider release so as to save the frustration of the SDCC ones).

Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: JediJman on August 14, 2011, 10:22 AM
Jesse, I guess I'll agree that a three-pack of new vintage throwback catinas would be awesome and just leave it at that. A separate updated Greedo would be welcome. But they're would have to be no repacks for me to pick it up. I haven't bought any of the 3-packs so far since I own the figures included. These would make for a cool comic con exclusive (with a wider release so as to save the frustration of the SDCC ones).

An exclusive with wider release doesn't make sense to me.  Either make it an exclusive to draw people there and be done with it, or make it available to everyone.  I hate exclusives.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Scott on August 14, 2011, 10:38 AM
We also asked the question a long time ago in a Q&A far far away...

1) Have you ever considered making homage figures to the horribly incorrect Vintage Cantina figures? Greedo on a Nabrun Leids body, Walrus Man with flippers for hands and feet in day-glo orange, Hammerhead in his skimpy blue pajamas and the Snaggletoothes in blue and red varieties, both with spiffy belts? That would make one heck of a box set, you have to admit!

1) We do think it would be fun, although some are more likely than others (producing a Walrus Man with an alternate flipper hand would be cool). Some of those figures already have modern updates in homage to the Kenner line, like the blue/red Snaggletooth versions which are pretty near-perfect already. If we did do any of the others you suggest, it would be in a way that would not require tons of tooling and would pay the right amount of homage to the Kenner line. Aside from the reversed 4-LOM/Zuckuss set for Celebration V, we don't have any more sets like that planned but the idea of doing more has crossed out mind. Anything is possible with the new Vintage line.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Scockery on August 14, 2011, 11:16 AM
Any way we can make a cheap buck on your nostalgia is possible. Like same old vehicles in new but old looking boxes.

Anyway, they've been missing the boat.
-Kenner colors Boba Fett (3 3/4" or 12")
-TIE Pliot with grey gloves and boots
-Bespin Luke in fresh clean khaki
-Hoth Han with deep blue jacket and khaki pants
-Rebel Hoth Trooper painted like vintage trooper
-Light skinned version of dark skinned Bespin Guard
-Obi-Wan in almost all brown clothing.
-2-1B vintage colors
-Hoth Rebel with light colored pants and gloves
-Leia with more reddish hair and a more yellow vest
-X-Wing Luke with dark tinted goggles, oranger suit
-Han Solo with screen-accurate black pants (that's a joke...we all know his pants were brown blue)
-Needa in black uniform, since he's not called Needa anyway.
-30th ANH Vader instead of one of the same Vaders they keep putting in everything
-"Death Squad Commander"
-Bossk in more yellow suit with browner skin
-Snowtrooper all white with only black details
-At-At Driver with unpainted (grey) boots
-Stormtrooper with head fuzed to body...okay...maybe not.  :P

Thankfully they did none of that and saved me lots of $$$$  ;)
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: CHEWIE on February 15, 2012, 09:28 PM
(http://www.yakfaceforums.com/Chewie/021512target1.jpg)

^ Sucks... hopefully they've got some new figures coming in the next round that will make that price seem more reasonable.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jesse James on February 15, 2012, 09:34 PM
I'm not very hopeful. :( 

That said too, I'm not sure you'd get more than 1 figure that even came close to being new (repaint or whatever) and that would mean basically a $25 figure for a lot of folks.  That blows.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jeff on February 16, 2012, 12:07 AM
In light of the news of the new DPCI popping up and the fact that we may potentially be getting more of these, I decided to check out 12back.com (http://www.12back.com/figures/multipacks/3packs.php3) to see what combos they haven't done yet...

Target has done...
ESB Imperial Set: 4LOM - AT-AT Driver - TIE Pilot
ESB Bespin Alliance: Bespin Guard - Lando - Bespin Luke
ESB Hoth Rebels: Hoth Han - Hoth Trooper - FX-7
ANH Villian Set: Stormtrooper - Vader - DS Trooper
ANH Hero Set: X-Wing Luke - Ben - Han
ESB Rebel Set: 2-1B - Hoth Leia - Hoth Trooper
ESB Imperial Set: Imp Officer - Dengar - AT-AT Driver
ESB Imperial Forces: Bossk - IG-88 - Snowtrooper
ANH Droid Set: C-3PO - R2-D2 - Chewbacca

Not Done Yet
Hero Set 1: ANH Han - ANH Leia - ANH Ben
Droid Set: R5-D4 - DS Droid - Power Droid
Cantina Set: Hammerhead - Walrus Man - Greedo
Villian Set: Tusken - Fett - Snaggletooth
Bespin Set: Bespin Han - Ugnaught - Lobot
Rebel Set: Hoth Leia - R2-D2 - Hoth Luke
Bespin Set: 3PO (rem linbs) - Ugnaught - CC Pilot

Out of those remaining seven sets, I think I'm most interested in the Droid Set (would love to get the BAD DS Droid sculpt in chrome and finally get a Kener Power Droid upgrade) and of course, the Cantina Set with Scott's dream set-

I just had a wet dream type moment...

Hasbro has said they will probably rerelease all of the Kenner 3 packs at some point...and have sort of hinted they may tweak the figures a little bit...here's hoping they release this with updated modern equivalents of the Kenner figures!

(http://theswca.com/images-carde/creature-threepack-front.jpg)
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Diddly on February 16, 2012, 12:14 AM
I bet they go Prequel this time.

I'd put money on sets like these

- Maul, Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon
- Yoda, Mace Windu, Phase I Clone Trooper
- Sidious, E3 Anakin, Dooku
- E3 Obi-Wan, Commander Cody, Grievous

etc
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jabba the Slug on February 16, 2012, 12:14 AM
At this point in the game, with these being 100% repacks and prices ridiculous, I've really grown to not care about these anymore. They're a really cool and creative idea, I won't lie, but we've seen way better offerings from Hasbro lately.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jesse James on February 16, 2012, 12:20 AM
I still am totally with Scott on wanting that Cantina alien set, done to look like they originally did but in a weird modern update way.  Same goofy outfits & decoes, just better articulation and a crisper sculpt to them.  I'd love that.

I'd be totally into getting the blue power droid and stuff too.

The only problem with the "chromed" Death Star Droid though Jeff, is that chrome doesn't take to vinyl real well and I'm not sure they can do that sculpt in a more ABS type plastic.  :-\  I'd be into them trying though.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Captain Piet on February 16, 2012, 10:57 AM
I look forward to picking these up at $9.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: JediJman on February 16, 2012, 11:06 AM
I look forward to picking these up at $9.

I had to pay $10.50 for clearance here.  They might end up costing more like $12 by this time next year.   ;)
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: CHEWIE on February 16, 2012, 11:22 AM
I'd like to see them expand it a little more... these sets would be fantastic:

Imperial Forces:
- Stormtrooper (repack from the earlier wave)
- Biker Scout (VTSC repack)
- Royal Guard (TVC repack)

Rebel Forces:
- Rebel Fleet Trooper (TVC repack)
- Endor Rebel Commando (TVC repack - new head?)
- Hoth Rebel Soldier (TVC repack)

Jabba's Goons:
- Giran (TLC repack)
- Nikto Gunner (TLC repack)
- Gamorrean Guard (TVC repack)
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Brian on February 16, 2012, 02:29 PM
I think I read at one point (either in Q and A or at a convention) that Hasbro did want/plan to do all of the original vintage sets, so I think that's what we'll get.  I kind of like them for what they are, the price is just too high.  I like when they get the "ultimate" versions of the OT characters out there again, even if I do already have them.  I've often thought that two packs would be cool too, or even just using figures like this in whatever incarnation we have of Legends/Movie Heroes/etc.  That said, that's only if they use the very best.  I'd be up for new figures as well, and love Scott's idea for the Cantina set.  I can't say that any of them have sold super well here, although some have done better than others.  Of that remaining list, a lot of those seem like they are really boring and destined for clearance.  If they could put them out for $15 it would be better (or $10 for a super deal), although unlikely.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: P-Siddy on February 16, 2012, 02:47 PM
I've never picked up any of these sets, but if they did the vintage nod to the cantina figures I would buy that.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Scott on February 16, 2012, 02:51 PM
That (my ingenious Cantina set) Mshould have been the SDCC Exclusive...no ifs ands or buts about it
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Master_Phruby on February 16, 2012, 03:00 PM
Didn't you guys say these would go for $25 because they sold so well at $20?
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Keonobi on February 16, 2012, 06:21 PM
I stopped at Target today and the AT-AT Driver, Dengar, Imp Officer set that was on clearance for $10 last week had no sticker and scanned at $24.99. ???  They still had some of the same clearance items from last week, still at their clearance price.  So will new three packs be out very soon?
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: CHEWIE on February 16, 2012, 06:27 PM
I stopped at Target today and the AT-AT Driver, Dengar, Imp Officer set that was on clearance for $10 last week had no sticker and scanned at $24.99. ???  They still had some of the same clearance items from last week, still at their clearance price.  So will new three packs be out very soon?

Saw the same thing (http://yakfaceforums.com/main/2012/02/15/target-exclusive-3-pks-price-hike/) yesterday. 

Hopefully we'll be seeing new figures in this line soon, but it could be a deal like the MTT where they've already got info on their computers pretty early.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: JediJman on February 16, 2012, 06:35 PM
Didn't you guys say these would go for $25 because they sold so well at $20?

I think that was sarcasm...
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Scockery on February 17, 2012, 08:20 AM
If they include the new Ponda Baba, which I've never seen, I might get a creature set. But they probably wouldn't include the extra arms.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: CHEWIE on February 17, 2012, 10:51 AM
If they make a cantina creature set, I'd like to see them drop Greedo from it and throw in an alien that is harder to get:

Cantina Set:
- Hammerhead (SAGA2 repack)
- Walrus Man (TVC repack)
- Gotal (POTC repack)


I'd also like to see them mix things up a bit with their own assortments and make these seem like a better value:

Android Set:
- C-3PO (B.A.D. mold)
- R1-G4 (SAGA repack)
- Gonk Droid (vintage paint scheme)

Villain Set:
- Darth Vader (upcoming TVC version)
- Emperor Palpatine (TLC repack, reworked hood)
- Grand Moff Tarkin (upcoming TVC, reworked plastic tunic)

Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: JediJman on February 17, 2012, 11:55 AM
I like to see all the great lists of 3-packs that will never get made.  You know we're just going to get the crummies 2004 leftovers they can scrounge up.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Diddly on February 17, 2012, 02:54 PM
Two more sets I'd gladly fork over $25 each for:

Jabba's HTF Goons:
- Ephant Mon (Saga repack)
- Hermi Odle (30AC repack)
- Gamorrean Guard (TVC repack)

KOTOR:
- Revan (30AC repack)
- Malak (30AC repack)
- Bastilla (TVC repack)
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: CHEWIE on February 17, 2012, 03:03 PM
I don't see any way they could squeeze Ephant Mon/Hermie Odle into these packages, but I'd love to see those released again... even though I have those figures, for some reason I'd like to get a couple more.

The KOTOR set idea is outstanding.  They could even switch it up a bit and give us two sets:

Set One:
- Darth Revan (30AC repack)
- Bastilla (TVC repack)
- HK-50 (B.A.D. repack)

Set Two:
- Darth Malak (30AC repack)
- Darth Nihilus (Evolutions repack)
- HK-47 (B.A.D. repack)

^ If not in the "Special Action Figure" sets, at least in some format.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jesse James on February 17, 2012, 06:57 PM
Saw the same 3-packs (one with Needa) back to full(er) price at Target last night...  sad that the worst set got the jacked up price too.  There were a lot of the other sets and 50% cleared them all out.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Nicklab on February 17, 2012, 07:01 PM
I don't see any way they could squeeze Ephant Mon/Hermie Odle into these packages, but I'd love to see those released again... even though I have those figures, for some reason I'd like to get a couple more.

The KOTOR set idea is outstanding.  They could even switch it up a bit and give us two sets:

Set One:
- Darth Revan (30AC repack)
- Bastilla (TVC repack)
- HK-50 (B.A.D. repack)

Set Two:
- Darth Malak (30AC repack)
- Darth Nihilus (Evolutions repack)
- HK-47 (B.A.D. repack)

^ If not in the "Special Action Figure" sets, at least in some format.

Swap the HK droids around and I think you get some cool sets.  If only...
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Matt_Fury on February 18, 2012, 07:47 PM
I actually like that grouping because the only one I don't have is Bastilla, and would not mind another HK-50.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Matt R. on February 18, 2012, 09:20 PM
the next will probably be repack sets and hasbro probably wants to finish off the ones kenner did back in the day.
Title: Re: Target 3-Packs
Post by: Jesse James on June 19, 2012, 01:20 AM
Another round of Vintage 3-Packs coming?

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/012TVC_Target3PackDroids01_TN.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/image.pl?http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/012TVC_Target3PackDroids01_Full.jpg)
Clicky to check it out!

Droids...  DSD, Power Droid, R5-D4...  Kinda cool, but these did so poorly before.  Granted, if more come out, I have to think the profit margins on these are huge and basically Target can risk clearances and still make a buck.
Title: Re: Re: Target 3-Packs
Post by: Scockery on June 19, 2012, 08:30 AM
Reissue city. Slight repaint on the power droid, different colored  front lights/buttons and less paint ops than the Battlefront 2 version. Could've been an actual vintage repaint.

Why not a bronze Death Star Droid?
Title: Re: Re: Target 3-Packs
Post by: P-Siddy on June 19, 2012, 09:39 AM
Why not a bronze Death Star Droid?

That's the only one not done yet with the BAD parts, so that'd make sense.  Plus that would fit with a Tatooine theme... but it appears it could be a vintage theme (if only the deco on the Gonk was blue),
Title: Re: Re: Target 3-Packs
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on June 19, 2012, 09:45 AM
Looks like we are getting a new Power droid mold! It's all new for sure, no button, no part line down the middle and it looks "boxier". I am surprised they did not deco him in Vintage colors for the set but maybe he is coming on a VC card in original colors. I am in for this set, can't wait to see what other two sets they got coming.

Title: Re: Re: Target 3-Packs
Post by: Scott on June 19, 2012, 10:33 AM
I'm wondering if that is an unpainted proto?  It sort of looks like the vintage one (with the circle etc)

(http://www.rebelscum.com/TSC/TSC014powerfront.jpg)(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/012TVC_Target3PackDroids01_Full.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Target 3-Packs
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on June 19, 2012, 10:49 AM
Look closley, it's new:
- No glaring center part line on the figure.
- The center band that encircles the droid is very square. The old one is rounder and fatter.
- No side button for the action feature.
- The center face is also more squared out.
- At the bottom portion of the old PD there was a sculpted scribe line, the new one does not have it.

Title: Re: Re: Target 3-Packs
Post by: Jesse James on June 19, 2012, 11:14 AM
Indeed, which gives me hope for a single-carded blue one. ;)  I don't think this is a prototype, based on some things I know about the pic.

Vintage blue sure would be swell.  :D
Title: Re: Re: Target 3-Packs
Post by: Scott on June 19, 2012, 11:34 AM
It is just soo blah...I hope it is a prototype as I might buy it then...although a new carded Lars Gonk would be more than welcome

(http://www.jedidefender.com/jsmentek/bocce.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Target 3-Packs
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on June 19, 2012, 11:55 AM
Great pic! I agree it's so Battlefront bland. They need to give him all of that jazz in the picture above. Hey, at least it is a new figure!  I hope to see Vintage decos on the other packs like an all black Han, orange obi, Vint color boba, upgraded Tusken arms, a new Lobot and a gray INC to start. I will buy the sets then.
Title: Re: Re: Target 3-Packs
Post by: Jesse James on June 19, 2012, 01:06 PM
I'd buy two Death Squad Commander sets even if it had cat turds in the other slots.
Title: Re: Re: Target 3-Packs
Post by: Jesse James on June 19, 2012, 01:07 PM
BTW the newness of the Gonk has sparked some discussion on Twitter...  follow me @Jesse_James77 and follow our site @JediDefender if you're on!

And if you're not on Twitter (it's easy from your smart phone), you should be. :)
Title: Re: Re: Target 3-Packs
Post by: Scott on June 19, 2012, 01:20 PM
I hope hope hope hope hope that they take my idea and make a Modern version of a vintage decoed set like this (maybe even for c6!)

(http://www.brianstoys.com/images/products/Star%20Wars/vintage/ActionFigures/Carded/AFA/ForeignRare/Vintage_RareAFA_13474070.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Target 3-Packs
Post by: Jesse James on June 19, 2012, 01:23 PM
I'd buy, and I'd pay decent if they were sculpted modern and just paint updates.  I love the costumes and would love to see them updated to a modern look.
Title: Re: Re: Target 3-Packs
Post by: Pete_Fett on June 19, 2012, 01:44 PM
When was the last time we got a Hammerhead? Was it the 2006 Saga collection? I think it was - that figure had a great sculpt, but he is far from being in the same class as the other Vintage figures these days, so to make that set an updated Hammerhead would have to be in the cards, and I could totally see them saving that for the 3D re-release of A New Hope.
Title: Re: Re: Target 3-Packs
Post by: CHEWIE on June 19, 2012, 02:13 PM
Yeah, Hammerhead needs an all new sculpt.  The old one looks cool but the articulation is too old school.
Title: Re: Re: Target 3-Packs
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on June 19, 2012, 02:17 PM
There are so many upgrades and cool decos that Hasbro can do with these sets. I am officially excited.

I will be at SDCC this year for my work on Thursday and Friday, I cant wait to see the newness first hand. Anyone else from JD going?
Title: Re: Re: Target 3-Packs
Post by: JACKOFTRADZE on June 19, 2012, 02:42 PM
Besides the set revealed this is what's left san retreads:

Han Solo, Princess Leia, Obi-Wan Kenobi
Hammerhead, Walrusman, Greedo
Tusken Raider, Boba Fett, Snaggletooth
Han Bespin, Ugnaught, Lobot
Leia Hoth, R2-D2 Sensorscope, Luke Hoth
C-3PO Removable Limbs, Ugnaught, Cloud Car Pilot

Take your bets for the other two! My guesss:
Hammerhead, Walrusman, Greedo (Hammerhead new maybe in blue, Greddo all Green no vest)
Han Bespin, Ugnaught, Lobot (Lobot is new and the Ugnaught with Purple Apron and V2 head)

Han Bespin is still and demand and Ponda is really in demand so this would be a great way to get them out again. Like the other sets it would be nice if they tighten up Han Bespin like they tightened up decos in the previous sets.
Title: Re: Re: Target 3-Packs
Post by: Scockery on June 19, 2012, 02:48 PM
Which is why they'll make Tusken Raider, Boba Fett, Snaggletooth.

Wal-Mart Tusken, repaint of Snags (I forgot his EU name) and the current battle pack Fett.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jayson on June 27, 2012, 10:07 AM
Close scockery. Sandtroopers (http://www.sandtroopers.com/Spice/posts/3packreverse.jpg) revealed the Sand Person, Fett and Snaggletooth set today. Takeel is new!
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jeff on June 27, 2012, 10:31 AM
Ugh.  So now I get to shell out $50+ to get the two new figures I want (Power Droid, Snags) because we're back to the days of one new figure I want with a bunch of repacks I already have.  Great.   ::)
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Scott on June 27, 2012, 11:09 AM
I'll bite :P
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Pete_Fett on June 27, 2012, 11:18 AM
Yeah - I'm be getting these too - interesting that this wave is just two sets as opposed to three like the previous ones...
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 27, 2012, 11:37 AM
One new figure is all it take to sucker me in.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 27, 2012, 11:50 AM
What's the difference between an Android and a Droid?
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on June 27, 2012, 11:51 AM
Awwh crap, it just had to be a cantina guy didn't it. Well I'm game for this one, it's actually not s bad, never hurts t have another tusken and I suppose I can just repaint the Fett into a new Mando. Here's hoping they're easy enough to find.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jayson on June 27, 2012, 01:32 PM
What's the difference between an Android and a Droid?

Androids have a humanoid form. Droids can mean any robot - human or non-human
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Scockery on June 27, 2012, 02:15 PM
Hey, I got the Tusken right!

Not crazy about getting another Fett. Repaint in Kenner colors at least...

I like how Luke and Obi-Wan seeing Snaggletooth in a bar makes him a villain.

In a better world, the third pack would be Hammerhead, Walrusman, Greedo in awesome Kenner colors. It would also retail for $9.99....hey, gonna dream, I'll dream big!
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Pete_Fett on June 27, 2012, 02:24 PM
I like how Luke and Obi-Wan seeing Snaggletooth in a bar makes him a villain.

I'm too lazy to check - but are the pack descriptions new or are they the same descriptions that Kenner put on them back in 1978/1979?

Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: ZevZev on June 27, 2012, 02:42 PM
So, big images, short answer: pretty close. Only thing changed are the size descriptors (missing in modern) and a some backdrop piece for the photo (also missing in modern). 

Modern (photo (c) 2012 Rebelscum.com... just kidding, it's from Sandtroopers):
(http://i.imgur.com/CfiVC.jpg)

Classic:
(http://i.imgur.com/LaKn8.jpg)

Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on June 27, 2012, 03:05 PM
Takeel looks very nice.  I wonder if they upgraded the Tusken's elbows?  This may be the first 3 pack I buy
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Scockery on June 27, 2012, 03:18 PM
Now Snags and Tuskens aren't "strange", because really...what isn't strange in the Star Wars universe?

Walrus Man always looks for trouble almost finds it with Luke. Losing the better part of an arm isn't "almost trouble."

Hammerhead talks to anyone that will listen...at last, a correct portrayal of a cantina drunkard.

Greedo (a money collector)...sent by a grocery clerks, to collect a bill.

Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jesse James on June 27, 2012, 04:23 PM
I'm pretty excited for Snags...  Hope Tuskens arms are ball joints too, since that'd just be nice, but I liked that figure as it was.

The droid set I'm ok with too...  I can use two of the three.  R5 blows.  Fett blows.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Diddly on June 27, 2012, 04:35 PM
I'll bite on the Snaggletooth set. I was gonna snag some DTF Tuskens but never saw them past the initial shipments, and new figs are always welcome. Fett will just go in the duplicate bin.

The Droid set I might pick up since I only have R5-D4. If this R5 is the old TSC version (based on the VOTC R2) with the proper painting on the panels, I'll happily snag the first one I see.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on June 27, 2012, 08:20 PM
I wonder what the chances are of ol snags showing up on a vintage card before the lines up. I also wonder what the chances are of a variant blue version.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: darth broem 2 on June 28, 2012, 12:52 AM
I am awaiting the inevitable "Blue" Snaggletooth variant in some form.  Yeah, I'm pretty excited for Snaggletooth myself.  They final got it through their heads they need a new figure in there for people to buy these.  Well hopefully it's enough to get people into them.  I want the Droid set mainly for the Death Star Droid.  The Power Droid is nice looking though.  I'd rather it look like the vintage one though.  I will leave the Android set on the pegs.  I love that Chewbacca sculpt though. 
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jesse James on June 28, 2012, 01:06 AM
What figure, preferably something in a snazzy jumpsuit, could Hasbro use to cobble that together?  Not much without doing some retooling I guess, at least on the boots.

I've wanted a nice Blue Snags though for a while.  I really think it's doable too.  I have had my own idea of one, but I'd rather see Hasbro actually put some effort into one.

Now, that said, I think that will only happen if they look at "retro look" figures like doing a short snaggle with no shoes in a red suit, and a Walrus man in an orange and blue jumpsuit, etc.

I really, really, really would go nuts for those original aliens getting a modern update to the retro looks.  Nothing screen accurate, just modern updates of those original goofy cool costumes.  I'd be behind that idea as much as I was McQuarrie concept figures (which there's still a few of those I want too).  I'd pay premiums for those modern retro look figures, and knocking out the last handful of McQuarrie concepts I'd like to see done.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Captain Piet on June 28, 2012, 07:33 AM
Didn't we already get the Android Set?
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Pete_Fett on June 28, 2012, 08:23 AM
Didn't we already get the Android Set?

Yep - that's why I think were only getting two 3-packs this wave. Their packaging template has slots for three packs, so they had to put something there, and they chose that one.

Hopefully it doesn't mean the Android pack is coming out again though - that one did well in our area, but well compared to the other two sets isn't saying much.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Matt R. on June 29, 2012, 04:21 AM
I got a gut feeling that the Hammerhead in the future Creature set is going to be new  ;) the Power Droid is new, Snags is new, why not because Greedo and Walrus Man don't need a updated
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Master_Phruby on June 29, 2012, 09:59 AM
When are we going to get a new Yak Face? I don't think we've had once since POTF2.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 29, 2012, 01:10 PM
When are we going to get a new Yak Face? I don't think we've had once since POTF2.

Excellent question. You get a gold star.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Greedo The Green Menace on June 29, 2012, 01:22 PM
When are we going to get a new Yak Face? I don't think we've had once since POTF2.

Excellent question. You get a gold star.

Didn't Hasbro confirm at some point last year that either Yakface or Ree Yees was coming? I seem to recall something to that effect in one of the QnA's.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Sybeck1 on June 30, 2012, 08:24 PM
http://forum.rebelscum.com/t1077707-31/#post18865698

Snags found!
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Scockery on June 30, 2012, 09:39 PM
Dashes any final hopes of his packmates being different.  I needed another Boba Fett to blow up with firecrackers, anyway. That mail in one didn't last long.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jeff on July 5, 2012, 12:43 AM
Ugh, irritates me so much to think I'll have to shell out like $30 for a Target 3-pack if I want snags... :(

(http://www.rebelscum.com/2012/The_Vintage_Collection_Special_Set_Snaggletooth.jpg)
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Nicklab on July 5, 2012, 01:05 AM
Ugh, irritates me so much to think I'll have to shell out like $30 for a Target 3-pack if I want snags... :(

(http://www.rebelscum.com/2012/The_Vintage_Collection_Special_Set_Snaggletooth.jpg)


Awww, damn.  This totally blows the POTF2 Cinema Scene Takeel out of the water.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Scockery on July 5, 2012, 07:46 AM
Ugh, irritates me so much to think I'll have to shell out like $30 for a Target 3-pack if I want snags... :(


We can add the broken promise of multi-packs either being all new or all repacks to Hasbro's scorecard. Oh, that's right they've broken that one already with Blu-Ray 4-pack's battle droid.

Ah, when cantina aliens used to be underappreciated peg warmers.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on July 5, 2012, 09:47 AM
I will buy it when I see it and hold onto it and not open it up for three months to see what happens with the mold a little later down the line.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Scockery on July 5, 2012, 11:14 AM
I will buy it when I see it and hold onto it and not open it up for three months to see what happens with the mold a little later down the line.

With any luck he'll be recolored neon green and packaged with a spring-action accessory as big as himself in 2013.

Wait, this isn't the GI JOE forum...
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Dan on July 6, 2012, 04:26 PM
Cool info over at the yakface front page about snaggletooth having a back-belt holster and the gonk opening up to reveal the insides.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Scott on July 6, 2012, 04:30 PM
I don't get the talk of repainting this guy blue...that makes no real sense to me.  I'd rather see updates of Zutton/Zutmore/Lame EU retcon in Red and Blue than a blue repaint of Takeel
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 6, 2012, 05:09 PM
I don't get the talk of repainting this guy blue...that makes no real sense to me.  I'd rather see updates of Zutton/Zutmore/Lame EU retcon in Red and Blue than a blue repaint of Takeel

I think a lot of it has to do with Zutton and Takeel being the same height and in roughly the same outfit.

The Zutton we already got in the POTJ line was actually another character (according to Wookiepedia) called Rachalt Hyst - who is seen in the Holiday Special.

If you look at the image of the "Unusual Suspects" from Star Wars Insider...

(http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111219030351/starwars/images/thumb/0/05/RoguesGallery-SWI130.jpg/1000px-RoguesGallery-SWI130.jpg)

... you'll see that they are nearly identical in design.

So what's really wrong is that Kenner made this figure:

(http://www.rebelscum.com/vintage/ROTJsnaggletooth.jpg)

And then pictured Rachalt Hyst from the Special Edition. (or another Snivvian who looks like her).

So really, what you're looking for is an update this this figure:

(http://www.rebelscum.com/potj/potjzuttoncardfront.jpg)

Put on a replica of the old Kenner cardback....

Personally, I'd take a Takeel from this 3-pack on a new Takeel Vintage Card, a repaint of him on a Zutton Vintage Card and an updated POTJ Zutton, renamed to simply "Snaggletooth" (maybe with the Rachalt Hyst name underneath) on a replica of the Kenner card AND an updated version of the figure below on a "Blue Snaggletooth" cardback....

(http://www.rebelscum.com/OTC/OTCcs2bluesnagglefront.jpg)

I'm not asking for much.  ;D
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jesse James on July 6, 2012, 06:01 PM
I've got good news for me...  I'm getting both new 3-packs, soon, and I cannot be happier about that.  I was writing Snags off thinking he'd be too much...  Oh joy!  Love that headsculpt the most.

Great figure...  dread those at full price though.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jayson on July 6, 2012, 07:18 PM
I picked these up tonight from my local Target (087-06-1172) for $14.99 each a steal considering the price point per basic carded figure (that is if you need all three figures from each set :P )
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jesse James on July 6, 2012, 08:41 PM
Indeed, if that's their new official price. I'm all for this change of events if it's true.  May buy a 2nd one at full price even, and a droid one too.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: McMetal on July 6, 2012, 09:13 PM
I picked these up tonight from my local Target (087-06-1172) for $14.99 each a steal considering the price point per basic carded figure (that is if you need all three figures from each set :P )

Jedi Mind Trick or were they actually on the shelves? Was there a tag confirming the price or do we think this is a pricing error?
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jesse James on July 6, 2012, 09:18 PM
I'm going to assume mind trick as there's actually no space for them on the floor, which could hamper fans getting them via the mind trick unless they commit to buying a case...  I've found if there isn't a spot for them, the Target employee often cannot open the case per a corporate rule they have to follow.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jayson on July 6, 2012, 09:41 PM
I called the store after checking the local stores inventory via the Target app. I spoke to customer service over the phone and just had them hold a case for me at the CS counter.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jesse James on July 6, 2012, 09:51 PM
Nice...  CS is never that friendly here.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 6, 2012, 10:02 PM
It doesn't show up in the Target app. However, the Hoth Leia set does.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Master_Phruby on July 7, 2012, 04:17 PM
No luck at Target. It looks like they didn't sell a single thing since the last time I was there. All figures, (cw,leg,vin) are all $9.99 now. All they have is obiwan, quigon, battle droi and plo koon ini multiples. There isn't even a price tag for these 3packs.

TGMax only has the separist speeder w/ geonosian.  :(
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Nicklab on July 7, 2012, 06:27 PM
The DPCI is valid here in the NYC area, but the price is $24.99 each.  None to be found around here, though.  As for the pricing?  In the grand scheme of TVC figure pricing this still puts the individual figure price at $8.33 each.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: CHEWIE on July 8, 2012, 07:05 PM
$24.99 is what I was charged yesterday for each of my sets.

(http://www.yakfaceforums.com/Chewie/070712target2.jpg)
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Nicklab on July 8, 2012, 07:34 PM
$24.99 is what I was charged yesterday for each of my sets.

(http://www.yakfaceforums.com/Chewie/070712target2.jpg)

Good score, CHEWIE.  So how do the paint apps on figures like Boba Fett, R5-D4 and the Death Star Droid compare to some of the more recent releases?
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: evenflow on July 8, 2012, 09:16 PM
At 15.00 I would pick them up, at 25.00 it is much less likely. Ill try the DCPI trick and see what happens. Thanks for posting it.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: JediJman on July 8, 2012, 10:22 PM
I picked these up tonight from my local Target (087-06-1172) for $14.99 each a steal considering the price point per basic carded figure (that is if you need all three figures from each set :P )

I found these at the St. Louis Park, MN Target earlier today.  DPCI Mind Trick worked for me at this store - it's all in who you ask I guess.  I was very disappointed to watch them ring up at $26.99 each though.  Came to $55 for a set of two after my discount - yuck.  Yes, it is still an okay price compared to basic figures, but I wouldn't buy all 6 of these as basic figures.  Still, I'm happy to actually find something relatively new at retail.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: CHEWIE on July 8, 2012, 11:26 PM
$24.99 is what I was charged yesterday for each of my sets.

(http://www.yakfaceforums.com/Chewie/070712target2.jpg)

Good score, CHEWIE.  So how do the paint apps on figures like Boba Fett, R5-D4 and the Death Star Droid compare to some of the more recent releases?

At first glance, I'd say there's not many differences, if any... but I'm sure there may be some subtle changes that I haven't noticed (I haven't really compared them to previous releases very closely - other than the two new figures, the others went straight into a loose fodder box for now). 
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jesse James on July 9, 2012, 11:26 AM
I think $25 isn't attrocious but it stings.  Hasbro figured out that 3 figures you already have = pass, and packaging doesn't necessarilly sell a toy.

Now 1 figure you want, and 2 you could give a rats ass about...

A  lot of it boils down to whether you don't mind what the extras are.  For the droids, I'm cool with it.  For the other set, I don't mind another Sandperson.  Coulda lived without Boba though, or at least seen a significant paint ap change maybe. :(

They're in the system here at $25 but none in stock in Pittsburgh either.  Glad I've got sets locked down because, with the way the line is, I've noticed a big spike in scalper activity around me.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: evenflow on July 9, 2012, 12:28 PM
At 15.00 I would pick them up, at 25.00 it is much less likely. Ill try the DCPI trick and see what happens. Thanks for posting it.

Hate to quote myself, but took a shot today with the DCPI number. Got them for 15.00 each. The woman who helped was so unhappy to go in the back for me.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jesse James on July 9, 2012, 02:07 PM
That's good man...  They rang up $15?  With the 087-06-1172 number?  I guess prices are quite all over with these sets.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: GrandMoffNick on July 9, 2012, 02:29 PM
That's good man...  They rang up $15?  With the 087-06-1172 number?  I guess prices are quite all over with these sets.

Pick label on the case will have the new DPCI. Barcode on the item will be tied to the old DPCI
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: evenflow on July 10, 2012, 01:16 AM
They rang up at 15.00. The DCPI showed them at 25.00. I took a shot at the register and 15.00 it was.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Darth_Anton on July 10, 2012, 08:42 AM
I called around for these and although there were in the system in general, no one could determine if they were actually in the store.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Diddly on July 10, 2012, 01:21 PM
Tried the DCPI trick last night but they weren't in the system. Still have two local stores to try out I guess
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on July 10, 2012, 01:51 PM
they are at my store but they didn't have a shelf space.  I noticed that the dpci was for $24.99.  I was going to ask the guy for help but when I saw the price I thought nah I will wait.  Then I second guessed myself and went back and was going to see if he would pull them and I saw my arch-nemesis Target employee  who was a Supervisor that was probably going to intercept - so I am waiting
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on July 12, 2012, 10:55 AM
Got them to pull the case for me last night but they rang up at $27!!!!  I dont think I will hold on to them at this price..................    :o
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: McMetal on July 12, 2012, 12:38 PM
Tried the DCPI trick last night but they weren't in the system. Still have two local stores to try out I guess

If you go to one store they should be able to check quanities at every other local store as well. This is what I did, only to find out there are none in my area anywhere.  :(
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Force Guy on July 12, 2012, 06:50 PM
I picked up both sets yesterday using the DPCI #, which worked like a charm.  The employee was nice and didn't hesitate to pull one of each from the stockroom.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: speedermike on July 13, 2012, 06:48 PM
Woo Hoo!  Not only did I find these, but they rang up for 5.99!  No lie.  I got both for 12.00 and change. Must have been a big mistake somewhere.  I had noticed a clearance sign in the rack, but assumed it was for older product.

And I don't feel guilty at all.  Hasbro and Target have done such a crap job this year that I don't feel any remorse.  In fact, I was so happy I gave a guy who was in the parking lot with his wife and kids holding an "I lost my job" sign 10.00.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on July 13, 2012, 07:55 PM
You should go back and grab me a set and then ship them to me loose so I can return my two sets that I haven't opened yet that cost me $27 each!
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: speedermike on July 13, 2012, 10:16 PM
You know, I went back thinking I could help someone out, and there were no more.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Rob on July 13, 2012, 11:02 PM
I managed to get them today for $14.99.

Oddly enough, they didn't charge me sales tax?

The total was $29.98.

All sorts of weird errors coming up with these things, it was really weird - unless there's some sort of tax holiday that applies to toys this week.   :P 

I think this marks the first figures I've bought at retail since the Episode I wave.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: shmashwitdaclub on July 14, 2012, 12:25 PM
Got them to pull the case for me last night but they rang up at $27!!!!  I dont think I will hold on to them at this price..................    :o

I went to a different Target today and had them pull the 3 packs for me there too (I am lucky lately I guess). When the guy looked up the DPCI to pull them from the back room it said they were $24.99 there.  When I scanned them on the machine after he brought them out it said "item not found".  And then when I went up to purchase them at the cashier it said $14.99    I walked away happy and returned the two I got at the other store on the way home.

I am much more satisfied with my cost per figure/purchase now.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 14, 2012, 01:00 PM
Picked up three of each set yesterday at a couple different Targets. Glad to have these out of the way. Mine all rang up under the 0302 DPCI and were $14.99 each. Definitely better than paying the $25+ price for them.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jesse James on July 14, 2012, 03:58 PM
So if they're ringing under 0302, is 0302 the right # now?
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Pete_Fett on July 14, 2012, 05:25 PM
So if they're ringing under 0302, is 0302 the right # now?

I don't think so - I think the correct number is still the 1172 - that's how they were in the system AND how they were able to find them in the back-room. It's the actual UPC number on the packaging that is still attached to 0302.

This could become problematic - if the real number is 1172 and all purchases come in under 0302, that means their system won't ever reduce the stock count on 1172, meanwhile 0302 keeps going into the negative.

Could make it hard for these to make returns to the pegs until someone figures it out and makes a correction.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Rob on July 14, 2012, 05:47 PM
Are you guys getting charged tax on these?
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: JediJman on July 14, 2012, 11:37 PM
Are you guys getting charged tax on these?

Yes.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: ZevZev on July 15, 2012, 01:56 AM
Are you guys getting charged tax on these?

Went and looked at the ones I bought a week ago - nope, not taxed.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jesse James on July 15, 2012, 02:25 AM
Don't tread on Snags.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Captain Piet on July 15, 2012, 09:17 AM
Are you guys getting charged tax on these?

Went and looked at the ones I bought a week ago - nope, not taxed.

Just checked as well. No tax either. Weird.
Take that Chris Christie!
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: McMetal on July 31, 2012, 09:12 AM
Surprised to read on the front page that these are suddenly now ubiquitous around the country.

Not if you live around here!

None of our Targets have even started to THINK about doing a reset yet. Still showing zero counts for these sets at ALL local stores.

 >:(
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Brian on July 31, 2012, 10:24 AM
They were out at our local Target today, so it was nice to find them.  It looked like they had three of each on the pegs.  I have to admit though, it stung a bit to drop $50 and walk out with two packs to show for it :).  Nice to get something new this time around though.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Scockery on July 31, 2012, 03:09 PM
Someone nabbed all the villain sets around there, both stores. I'm not exactly wanting to spend $25 on snags, anyway.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: iFett on July 31, 2012, 03:25 PM
wait for clearance ?  :-X
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: McMetal on July 31, 2012, 03:45 PM
So, at the Targets that have completed their resets, did they put out new figures too? Or are the pegs still half-empty?

Is anyone still finding the 3-packs at the old DPCI clearance prices?
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jesse James on July 31, 2012, 04:39 PM
We got reports from Cali, Washington, DC, NJ, several in PA including my own sighting locally at a Target that's usually always a month behind on resets, several in Ohio, one near Buffalo, Florida, etc.  Some came in. :P
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Scockery on July 31, 2012, 08:04 PM
So, at the Targets that have completed their resets, did they put out new figures too? Or are the pegs still half-empty?



1/2 to 2/3 empty.  No new figures for any series.

Vintage starfighter asst not clearanced around here.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jesse James on July 31, 2012, 08:23 PM
Same here...  I think my store had 6 Battledroids and not one other SW figure to be seen in the vintage collection.  No clearances of any SW product.  No MTT spot.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Brian on July 31, 2012, 09:08 PM
Aside from the 3 packs being added, there wasn't anything else in the SW section that hasn't been there for months.  Actually, at our store, the aisle that SW is in stayed relatively the same.  No spot for the MTT yet, the pegs for CW/MH/Vintage are moved around (and maybe lessened overall, I'd have to check again).  Otherwise, I think most of the stuff stayed put other than Joes.  The next aisle over (which has Ben 10, etc.) has added in the new TMNT stuff, but I didn't see much else new (a lot of empty space for now).
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 1, 2012, 09:37 AM
Saw a label for the 3packs but no figures. I guess they got cleaned out really fast. The other figures were not restocked.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: DoctorPadawan on August 1, 2012, 10:54 AM
Checked my Target on the way into work this morning and the Star Wars section was pretty much identical to how it has been for the last 7 months, with the only thing missing being the SW TFs.  There was one empty peg for the 3 packs, but nothing had been put out (or it had been put out and had already been cleaned out).  The figures on the pegs were the same old, same old from the last few months (tons of Movie Heroes covered in dust, 4 each of animated Anakin and Mace, also covered in dust, and vintage Dofine, NRG, Vos, and Quadinaros, also, again, covered in dust). 

Given that my Target only restocks when they do a reset, period, I'm not expecting anything new to show up in any assortment. 
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jesse James on August 1, 2012, 03:35 PM
If the 3-packs aren't out, I'd bet dollars to donuts they were sold fromt he backroom at a clearance price...  I imagine there's quite a few of that happening too.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on August 1, 2012, 04:36 PM
I'm going to have to go hunting over the next few days. All I want is a Snaggletooth pack.

Speaking of Target exclusives, I scored the Luke Tauntaun from ebay for $11 shipped! I was pretty psyched, and pleasantly surprised there was no sandbagging...I was half expecting to find a POTF2 tauntaun jammed in the box.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 1, 2012, 07:03 PM
Actually I've been looking for a POTF2 Han Solo/Taun Taun and a POTF2 Luke/Wampa. I never saw those in the stores.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Brian on August 6, 2012, 02:23 PM
It may be due to price...collector fatigue....or just the fact that a lot of people have given up going to retail to find stuff, but I was sort of surprised to see all of these still hanging from the pegs at our local store.  I picked up one of each about a week an a half ago, and the rest were still there last I saw.  I know there is technically only one new figure per pack, but it used to be that anything new (particularly anything OT new) flew away pretty quickly.  I wonder if it is a sign of interest in the line (or maybe just here locally), or maybe just the price/drought has kept people away.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on August 6, 2012, 04:37 PM
I've been kind of holding off a bit, to see if they should up on target.com, but I might just have to bite the bullet and go looking.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Force Guy on August 6, 2012, 05:21 PM
It may be due to price...collector fatigue....or just the fact that a lot of people have given up going to retail to find stuff, but I was sort of surprised to see all of these still hanging from the pegs at our local store.

Where are you located?  I know in my area, you might find a lone Droid Set hanging on the pegs, but the Villian Set is nowhere to be seen, even at $24.99.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Pete_Fett on August 6, 2012, 07:10 PM
I've had mixed success - in some Targets they have them sitting on the pegs still (both sets) and in others, they have nothing on the pegs. I haven't seen older sets show up, but I wouldn't be surprised if I do see that as well at some point.

Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jesse James on August 6, 2012, 08:47 PM
I've seen what Brian has...  Both sets, not really going anywhere fast.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jeff on August 6, 2012, 08:59 PM
I haven't seen older sets show up, but I wouldn't be surprised if I do see that as well at some point.

My local Target completed their reset and the 3-pack peg has 1x IG88-Bossk-Snowtrooper and 3x Dengar-Imperial-ATATDriver.  All of which ring up at the $24.99 price.   ::)
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jesse James on August 6, 2012, 09:07 PM
Stash those in the back and roll them out for the reset?  Yeesh.

I can at least say I haven't witnessed this here yet...  I haven't been out much either though, so I'm sure it'll happen.

What I find sad is it'd be way too easy to swap this stuff if you wanted to.  Seriously, if you had a 3-pack lying around you got on clearance...  ugh.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: darth broem 2 on August 15, 2012, 11:08 AM
I found these about a week ago at 2 different Targets.  I picked up the Villain set.  I like other one but already had 8 figures on order from Amazon.  That freaked out the wife enough alone.  I am sure leaving the droid set behind will come around to bite me later.  At any rate I love the new Snaggletooth.  I was going to keep him in the package and then decided he was funner out of the package.  That was probably a mistake to because I will end up rebuying it to keep packaged down the road.  I was just happy to see something new on the pegs at retail. 
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Matt on March 16, 2014, 10:49 AM
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THIS COLLECTION CONTAINS R2-D2, C-3PO AND CHEWBACCA (CHEWBACCA IS NOT A DROID???) MAYBE THAT'S WHY THIS IS THE ONLY ONE ON EBAY, SOME KIND OF PACKAGING ERROR? MESSAGE ME AND LET ME KNOW.

...

i just noticed as i was looking at the pics i posted online, and i had to check the box, c-3po's right leg is silver??? i never noticed that before. it is silver at the knee down on his right leg. please message me about this as well, why is his lower half of his right leg silver, another packaging error??? i'm beginning to think that this is more rare than i thought. if you look at the pics, on his left leg, it has a black joint, and on the right leg, it's a silver joint with a silver lower leg.

--Excerpted from the description of  an eBay auction for the Android Set (http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-STAR-WARS-SPECIAL-ACTION-FIGURE-SET-ANDROID-SET-CHEWBACCA-C-3PO-R2-D2-MIB/111276620094?_trksid=p2045573.c100033.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.RVI%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20263%26meid%3D5527042517807782062%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D9059%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D370735627784) which wound up selling for $150 plus $15 shipping.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: JediJman on March 17, 2014, 10:31 AM
I can't remember all of these 3packs...wasn't this a fairly common set?  It's just repacks, right?
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jesse James on March 17, 2014, 07:47 PM
I honestly don't recall seeing this, but if it was in those large Target sets of 9 figures, I probably would've not known, nor cared, because they were all repacks...  It'd only be of interest to a carded collector, but I have a feeling if this is part of the Target big 9-packs then you can find it in the 9-pack for less than what he paid for it individually, which would be funny as all get out.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Greg on March 17, 2014, 08:46 PM
I honestly don't recall seeing this, but if it was in those large Target sets of 9 figures, I probably would've not known, nor cared, because they were all repacks...  It'd only be of interest to a carded collector, but I have a feeling if this is part of the Target big 9-packs then you can find it in the 9-pack for less than what he paid for it individually, which would be funny as all get out.

The Android set wasn't released in the big 9-pack (or 3-pack 3-pack), but rather individually in one of the follow-up waves. I know a few of those sets (like Vader/Stormtrooper/DST, Obi/Han/Luke, Androids) ended up slightly rare in my area. $150 still seems unrealistically high for the set... something like $50 would seem much more down to earth.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jesse James on March 17, 2014, 09:16 PM
I suppose if it's the one you need.  I can't recall what those sets were now...  I never paid them much mind because they were all repacks for the most part.  I wanted the Hoth Trooper one and the ones with new figures, and that was it.

Even with new figures though, they didn't do great...  Even on sale...  Further proof at the overall line's health through no fault of anyone.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jayson on March 18, 2014, 12:18 AM
Yep, I passed on the Android set as well due to repacks. Hasbro would have been better served if they were to have introduced more new figure sculpts/repaints like they did with Snags and the GNK Droid. Sure they were a nice homage to the originals, but the overall concept could have been easily modified to get us "throwback" repaint DS Commander or vinyl cape Jawa. Even a TVC Ponda Baba molded in vintage blue/orange would have been awesome.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: JediJman on March 18, 2014, 07:34 AM
Looks like it wasn't that bad of a selection if its going for 6 times the retail cost on Ebay. I do wish they had made the matched colors cantina aliens set though.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: P-Siddy on March 18, 2014, 03:32 PM
but the overall concept could have been easily modified to get us "throwback" repaint DS Commander or vinyl cape Jawa. Even a TVC Ponda Baba molded in vintage blue/orange would have been awesome.

I tried dropping a hint at last year's TF that the Cantina three-some of Walrusman, Greedo and Hammerhead in that deco would be a cool addition and the Hasbro rep thought so, too, but we'll see if they remember that stuff.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: JediJman on March 18, 2014, 04:05 PM
Unfortunately I think the vintage 3-pack ship has sailed.   :(
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Diddly on March 19, 2014, 12:56 AM
That Android set came out at the same time as the Target sets that had the redone Snaggletooth and GONK Droid, right? I remember all three of them being fairly common and eventually clearanced out here. This is just a case of an idiot fooling another idiot.
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jesse James on March 19, 2014, 01:20 AM
I thought the Snags/Droids set came out together, but didn't recall a 3rd set.  Again though it's so easy to forget because it is old stuff in a new box.  I thought all that wave had a new figure in each set though?

What was the wave of 3-packs before it?  Was that the 9-pack set?
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: JediJman on March 19, 2014, 02:04 PM
I bought a full case of the Droids/Snags assortment.  That was just two different sets (3x of each). 
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jayson on March 19, 2014, 03:07 PM
I thought the Snags/Droids set came out together, but didn't recall a 3rd set.  Again though it's so easy to forget because it is old stuff in a new box.  I thought all that wave had a new figure in each set though?

What was the wave of 3-packs before it?  Was that the 9-pack set?

Vintage 9pk
- Imperial Set (4-LOM, AT-AT Driver, TIE Pilot)
- Hoth Rebels (Hoth Han, Hoth Rebel Trooper, FX-7)
- Bespin Alliance (Bespin Guard, Lando, Bespin Luke)

Villian Set (Stormtrooper, Vader, Death Star Trooper)
Hero Set (X-wing Luke, Obi-Wan, Han)
Rebel Set (2-1B, Hoth Leia, Hoth Rebel Trooper)

Android Set (Chewy, R2, 3PO)
Imperial Forces Set (Bossk, Snowtrooper, IG-88)
Imperial Set (Imperial Commander [gray], AT-AT Driver, Dengar)

Droid Set (R5-D4, Death Star Droid, Power Droid)
Villian Set (Snaggletooth, Boba Fett, Sand People)
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Scott on March 19, 2014, 08:59 PM
but the overall concept could have been easily modified to get us "throwback" repaint DS Commander or vinyl cape Jawa. Even a TVC Ponda Baba molded in vintage blue/orange would have been awesome.

I tried dropping a hint at last year's TF that the Cantina three-some of Walrusman, Greedo and Hammerhead in that deco would be a cool addition and the Hasbro rep thought so, too, but we'll see if they remember that stuff.
I brought this up (in this thread prolly) that this would have been awesome

(http://theswca.com/images-carde/creature-threepack-front.jpg)
Title: Re: Kenner "Special Action Figure Set" 3-Packs
Post by: Jesse James on March 19, 2014, 10:51 PM
I know we were discussing the grey DST in here at one point...  As much as I too want stuff like that, I really would prefer something more than a deco change.  I'd like those outfits...  Walrus man with the flipper feet boots, and a unitard thing, Greedo with the funky suit and boots...

The Death Squad Commander would be my most wanted though.  Grey suit, not just a repaint of the current Naval Commander figure, but a unique tunic (it's zipped up different than the INC's outfit), and the head with the headset under the helmet...  The POTF2 figure got that, and I'd be cool if they duplicated it. 

The vintage figure has a rank badge painted on, which isn't accurate, but I'd still take it on an update.

I'd love modern figures of the aliens though in their goofy little jumpsuits.  Modern sculpts, but goofy outfits and colors.