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Title: Recent purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on June 18, 2013, 01:58 PM
I just pre-ordered the Biggs, Luke, Padme and Vader from TRU.com. BOGO 1/2 off.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Jesse James on June 18, 2013, 02:23 PM
I thought about it, but last time something like this went on there were cancellations and you had to fight them...  I am not even going to try I think.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Scockery on June 18, 2013, 07:43 PM
I'm going to pre-order 1000 Padme's in order to create artificial shortages.  >:D

Or nothing at all.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Rob on August 23, 2013, 04:26 PM
It's not Black Series, but I couldn't resist this bargain I found at Walgreens today:

(http://i.imgur.com/99vZyhm.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 27, 2013, 09:55 AM
Well that beats the price of the General Rieekan ($13.99) IS still at my local RiteAid.

Anyway, finally found the black series at Walmart. I picked up Padme and Biggs. They had the entire wave.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 31, 2013, 10:12 PM
First half my TRU order arrived today. Vader, Biggs, Padme and Luke. Yeah, about the bubbles, Biggs came detached from his card.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 31, 2013, 10:54 PM
Weird my Biggs and Padme were fine.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 1, 2013, 06:02 PM
I found about a set and a half at a Walmart and 50% of the figs were bad cards and rest were at least ok or perfect...  A near complete set at a Kmart were all perfect except 2 that seemed stolen not accidental...  I'd say its possible this card issue is a factory error could work itself out...  Like he green helmets I believe were a demolding agent issue at the factory.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 1, 2013, 06:08 PM
By the way, my TBS 3.75" find was in a smaller Walmart where they had the TBS absent on planograms...  Meaning it seems that, at least some cases anyway, some of that WM planogram panic was unfounded or a little premature.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 4, 2013, 09:25 AM
By the way, my TBS 3.75" find was in a smaller Walmart where they had the TBS absent on planograms...  Meaning it seems that, at least some cases anyway, some of that WM planogram panic was unfounded or a little premature.

Not when it comes to the 6" line, it wasn't. They whiffed badly on that one. That's a valid complaint, IMO.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 4, 2013, 02:32 PM
6" it seems they're wait and see...  Tough to blame them since at TRU target and wm I'm now seeing some of the same guys routinely...  Still early tho, but once things hit $20 I don't blame any retailer for taking a step back.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: P-Siddy on September 4, 2013, 07:21 PM
I've only picked up the 6" inch Sandie (yeah, wrong thread).  I've passed on the 3.75" stuff for now.  I'm only tempted by Padme - maybe - and I've yet to see her.  Once I see her and have her in hand, I'll decided.  Otherwise, it's mostly pass for me on this wave.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 4, 2013, 07:38 PM
It's honestly a decent group...  I like Biggs and plan to buy several for customizing average height X-Wingers, finally...  His headsculpt swaps with the TIE Pilot Biggs, for those not digging it.  I think it's passable though.

I like the green Clone well enough...  Scout, blah.  Vader's KINDA neat but I've not bought  yet.  Padme and Luke are the highlights IMO and the hardest to find...  Luke's a needed update in skin tone to that 2007 figure, plus he has the correct blaster...  I like teh colors overall on this update though, not just the skin color.

It's a better wave than it's getting credit for but far from a wave of "Wow!" to most...  Nice updates though.  Nicer than I think people are saying around the web.  This first wave, and all first waves really, needed a Cantina dude and a new droid, even if it were merely a repaint.  A CW decoed BAD sculpt astromech?  I'd take it.  And any Cantina person, even re-using some bits, would've been welcomed.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Matt_Fury on September 14, 2013, 08:56 PM
I finally saw some of these at Target today so I picked up a Clone Pilot  and Biggs.  Boy these things are going to be difficult for carded collectors.  I saw a couple of figures with the card back half off on the pegs and the Biggs came off the card at the register!

Also, the helet will be staying on the clone pilot...without it, he looks like Jango's retard cousin!
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: P-Siddy on September 15, 2013, 11:07 AM
I'm only tempted by Padme - maybe - and I've yet to see her.  Once I see her and have her in hand, I'll decided.  Otherwise, it's mostly pass for me on this wave.

Was out yesterday and bought Padme, so I've seen them all on the pegs.  Was tempted to get Luke due to Jesse's promotion of him, but since I already own the old version, that ruled me over.  I found these at a Target that had only a TVC Battle Droid on the pegs for the longest time, so I was surprised to see a fresh case on the pegs.  At TRU, I finally got to experience the bubble coming off the card on 3 figures.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: EpicGon on September 29, 2013, 12:45 AM
picked up the Yavin Luke tonight at a shop I didnīt use to buy. Nice, hope to find Mara and stormie from next wave.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Scockery on September 29, 2013, 12:54 AM
I've bought zero figures from the Black Series. Never seen Padme. The rest leave me cold at $10.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 29, 2013, 03:44 PM
Tellin ya Luke is beyond a worthy pick up.  Biggs I think is a must get too but I think the heads paint leaves a lot to be desired.  I'm seeing Padme more if you need one.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Jeff on February 20, 2014, 11:03 AM
Not sure where to put this, so I'll stick it here - I've started hearing reports from quite a few folks (including the locals here in MN) that Target is doing it's annual Post-Christmas "price exploring".

So far we've seen reports of:
- Saga Legends as low as $5.69 and as high as $7.59, depending on the store
- Mission Series as low as $8.99 and as high as $10.99, depending on the store
- 3.75" Black Series completely clearanced out at some stores or price-hiked to $10.99 at others
- 6" Black Series as low at $18.99 or as high as $21.89 at some stores.


Target is usually pretty consistent from store-to-store, except when they go on these Spring price exploring adventures.  It always seems to normalize itself by summer resets though...

 
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: CHEWIE on February 20, 2014, 12:36 PM
Jeff, do you see a connection with the higher pricing being in more affluent areas?
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Jeff on February 20, 2014, 01:08 PM
Not really.  Typically when Target does this type of thing here in MN, they choose stores across the state that have similar traffic/sales numbers to try to normalize the data they are collecting.

Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: CHEWIE on February 20, 2014, 01:40 PM
Ah, ok - thanks.

I think I've seen this a time or two in the past (I believe back in 2010 because I remember seeing armies of TVC 4-LOM and Dengar for $9.99 at some Target stores, $10.99 at others - or something like that), but not to this detail.  I was never able to see any real correlation with which stores had higher pricing than others.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: McMetal on February 20, 2014, 09:42 PM
I saw the saga legends 5 poa figures at the gift shop outside Star Tours for $10.95 today! So yeah, there are some pretty wild fluctuations out there.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Bo_Chooda on February 21, 2014, 11:37 AM
...Target is usually pretty consistent from store-to-store, except when they go on these Spring price exploring adventures.  It always seems to normalize itself by summer resets though...

The Targets around here (Columbus, OH) are pretty consistent except for the store near OSU (Lennox), where figures are a dollar more all year.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Ben on February 24, 2014, 01:15 PM
Picked up Vizam and Merumeru at WM this morning. Guess my area just skipped wave 2 entirely.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: CHEWIE on February 25, 2014, 12:39 AM
Picked up Vizam and Merumeru at WM this morning. Guess my area just skipped wave 2 entirely.

Hopefully Wave 2 gets skipped... If not, Waves 3 and later might not really get distributed until Fall at this rate.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Jesse James on February 25, 2014, 12:46 AM
Wave 2 hit here in fairly solid numbers at K-mart actually and wound up selling out everywhere it hit.  I was a little surprised.  Wave 3 is hitting at a trickle, but it's hitting.  All I see hanging around KM now is an Anakin and an R2-D2 which I may pick up for in a Jedi Fighter or something.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: StBrianOfMinneapolis on February 26, 2014, 12:22 AM
Jeff, do you see a connection with the higher pricing being in more affluent areas?

I too am in the Minneapolis crew with Jess. I do see a trend of higher prices in more affluent areas. Our western metro suburbs have targets, with noticeably higher prices across the board. There might be a higher priced suburb in town were this does not follow suit, but I have seen plenty of evidence of differing prices in correlation with higher property values.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Ben on February 27, 2014, 12:48 AM
Picked up Vizam and Merumeru at WM this morning. Guess my area just skipped wave 2 entirely.

Hopefully Wave 2 gets skipped... If not, Waves 3 and later might not really get distributed until Fall at this rate.

I just looked at the wave 2 case assortment- yeah, it's nice it was skipped here. This area managed to burn off the Biggses and Anakins (mostly), so we didn't need any more.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Nicklab on March 8, 2014, 10:27 AM
Finally scored Darth Plagueis, Vizam and Mace Windu thanks to a store visit.  Not overly enthused that it was the Disney store and they're charging $10.95 per figure, but it's much more preferable to places like Walgreens at $12.95 per figure, or the ridiculous prices that are being charged online for a figure like Plagueis.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Diddly on June 18, 2014, 12:17 PM
Got Vizam, Merumeru and Plagueis at a local grocery store. They put out a fresh case of Wave 3 so I snagged the ones I wanted most. I had planned on ordering a case but decided some figures I didn't want at all (Troopers) and others just didn't look as great in person (Mace Windu).
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 16, 2014, 09:05 PM
Saw most of Wave 5 at Target this afternoon on the way home from work. Poor Sergeant Doallyn's bubble was all smashed to bits but I decided to give him a good home anyway since he is an opener for me anyways.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 16, 2014, 09:16 PM
Loaded up on K-Mart Value 2-Packs tonight.  Cleared the store out.  It won't be my only one to do so either.  ;D  They did have the Jedi Speeder thingiemahickey too.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 17, 2014, 08:38 PM
I hate to post it in the SotDS area, since these are new scores, but I found more of the Value-Pack Vehicle sets at my more local K-Mart tonight.  Two cases worth to be exact.  I also got to see the cases fresh to see how these are coming, and it's really random.  One case had two of the same set, while another case had 3 completely different sets.

All sets share the same UPC too, so individual searching for specific ships is pretty much not gonna happen.

I'd also point out that last night's K-Mart had two sets that tonight's K-Mart didn't have at all, and both cases from last night's find were packed with 3 unique sets.  It's a crap shoot is the point.

Likewise I just got a report from a friend at an Ollie's outlet...  I hate to even mention Ollies because they're such a local thing, it's pointless to say much about it.  HOwever they have these stacked higher than an average man stands, so yeah...  They're getting a ****load more at the slightly higher $19.99 pricepoint to K-Mart's $14.99.  They've also got the AT-AP/Swamp Speeder set, and Mando Transport/Ani Fighter set which I've yet to see at a K-Mart.

Yet again given the randomness of the cases, I imagine it's quite likely you'd find those two sets at a K-Mart on any given trip just because.

IF (and it's a huge if, because you probably don't) you have an Ollie's, I'd go now.  K-Mart too, but Ollie's has stuff just in huge piles.  K-Mart I assume is only shipping a couple cases at a time to any given store.  Ollie's is a disaster (think Big Lots, but far worse) so they can dump 'em all out and it would only improve the aisle.

Speaking of Ollie's, don't be too jealous of me for reporting this.  I have 3, and they're all an hour away and I've yet to go to one because they're an hour away.  They're great if you have one near by and you KNOW something's hitting there (like this), but at an hour from me and all out in the middle of nowhere (further than I already am) 3 different directions, I can't really get to them easily at this point.

It's a cool dealio, but K-Mart is my jam on this one.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 18, 2014, 10:22 AM
I hate to post it in the SotDS area, since these are new scores, but I found more of the Value-Pack Vehicle sets at my more local K-Mart tonight.  Two cases worth to be exact.  I also got to see the cases fresh to see how these are coming, and it's really random.  One case had two of the same set, while another case had 3 completely different sets.

All sets share the same UPC too, so individual searching for specific ships is pretty much not gonna happen.

I'd also point out that last night's K-Mart had two sets that tonight's K-Mart didn't have at all, and both cases from last night's find were packed with 3 unique sets.  It's a crap shoot is the point.

Likewise I just got a report from a friend at an Ollie's outlet...  I hate to even mention Ollies because they're such a local thing, it's pointless to say much about it.  HOwever they have these stacked higher than an average man stands, so yeah...  They're getting a ****load more at the slightly higher $19.99 pricepoint to K-Mart's $14.99.  They've also got the AT-AP/Swamp Speeder set, and Mando Transport/Ani Fighter set which I've yet to see at a K-Mart.

Yet again given the randomness of the cases, I imagine it's quite likely you'd find those two sets at a K-Mart on any given trip just because.

IF (and it's a huge if, because you probably don't) you have an Ollie's, I'd go now.  K-Mart too, but Ollie's has stuff just in huge piles.  K-Mart I assume is only shipping a couple cases at a time to any given store.  Ollie's is a disaster (think Big Lots, but far worse) so they can dump 'em all out and it would only improve the aisle.

Speaking of Ollie's, don't be too jealous of me for reporting this.  I have 3, and they're all an hour away and I've yet to go to one because they're an hour away.  They're great if you have one near by and you KNOW something's hitting there (like this), but at an hour from me and all out in the middle of nowhere (further than I already am) 3 different directions, I can't really get to them easily at this point.

It's a cool dealio, but K-Mart is my jam on this one.

I'm just jealous you are finding these at K-Marts at all. I spent my whole day off driving around to all the BFE K-Marts around here and none of them had ANY of these. Are they stocking them in the SW aisle, clearance aisle, or some other random location near the toy section?

Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 18, 2014, 02:17 PM
They don't have a spot on the floor, so they're going wherever, or back to the back of the store I'd assume.  I'm going to hit up a couple more KM's this weekend if I manage the time.  I've actually got a slightly more free Saturday to myself so I may get time to do this.

Ollies is much more on with finding them,w hich it turns out Ollies is far more numerous than I thought...  All the way to Indiana, Michigan, NY, NJ, and as far south as Georgia.  I'm shocked.  Used to only be a PA thing.  Believe they originated out this way.

Still, very east coast for the most part aside from OH, IN, and MI.  Most of the country doesn't have them to check even.  They are getting in a ton and dumping them all at once.  I have a feeling K-Mart's allotment wasn't to be out yet.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: EpicGon on September 18, 2014, 04:41 PM
Got TBS #21 Luke Skywalker (dagobah training) a neat figure without the "baldness effect".
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 18, 2014, 08:34 PM
Awesome, thanks Jesse that is good to know. I will keep that in mind for my next run.

Luckily, we do have an Ollie's here and they have gotten a lot of money from me the past few days. This is just like a gift from the gods, a second chance at some of these things. (Always wanted a cheap opener of a Vulture Droid or Hyena Bomber and now I have both :))

I'd still like a Jedi Turbo Speeder, hoping to find one of these next.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 22, 2014, 01:17 AM
At another "local" (hour away, but what isn't for me?) Ollies I was able to find more sets...  Actually they had a ton still, this was on Saturday evening.  They have so many I doubt they're selling out.

I think some of the hype's overdone on these sets, personally.  Unless you lucked into the really good ones, or you didn't have half this stuff (as I didn't), most of it was all stuff that was WIDELY available in 2011.  I saw all these Jedi Fighters, the Droid ships (including the Gunship), the V19, the Snowspeeder, the Cloud Car...  Those things even went on sale and I recall the Vintage boxed snowspeeder on clearance at Target.  I saw Swamp Speeders, AT-AP's, Hovertanks, and most all of this stuff surfacing at Ollies and/or K-Mart, people just weren't buying much of it at the time.  I didn't see many Republic Artillery sets back when they were new but I recall quite a few reports of people who did, sooooooo...

So unless you're finding Mando Transports or the Jedi Speeder, which I don't think many saw those in any quanitity, these are just nice ships at great prices. 

Don't get me wrong, that's awesome, but I've seen some harping that this is once again a sign of Hasbro not getting people what they want, but I'd gladly point out my above statement that I don't think anything but two of these ships are really "rare" at all, and I'd say the Jedi Speeder is the ONLY one that I can attest is still short-packed.  I saw 3 sets with Mando Transports at the Ollies I hit and it's been that way in most reports I've personally heard.  The Jedi Speeder, it seems to be a one-off at any given place getting these.  It may be the only one that's legitimately "rare".  Though I will say I saw a 501st Hover Tank, and only one of it, and I honestly don't recall many of those on retailer shelves.  Go figure.

Anyway, my point with that long statement is this: The Snowspeeder/CC set is among the most quick to sell out, out of all of these (before even the Mando ship).  That, to me anyway, says this is less about "scalpers" or other phantoms people fear, and less about some made up Hasbro issue on the topic, and much more about good ships at a good price...  It's a novel idea, I know, but it just harkens to me that the only real gripe out there is that things are pricing themselves out of what the MAJORITY (IE: not us) are willing to pay on a whim.  I feel it's creating most of the other issues.  And thus Hasbro is trying to remedy this pricing issue, but they can't just create a new economic situation where they can deliver greatness for cheap, and what they can deliver for cheap the vocal minority (IE: us) simply complain about because it's not the ideal thing we want for half the price it costs to make it.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 22, 2014, 09:28 AM
I was lucky enough to score the last Jedi Turbo Speeder from the ghetto Ollie's here, glad I made it out alive. I agree this one seems to be the hardest to find. I pretty much have everything I want now (after having bought six of these things over the past week) unless someone discovers a Droid Tri-Fighter or Ahsoka's Starfighter in some odd assortment.

I don't see anything to get bent out of shape about with these things showing up, just seems like a nice surprise to me. I still hope to one day see a Shae Vizsla or Starkiller pop up again on a toy shelf.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Diddly on September 23, 2014, 05:19 AM
Yeah, so if anyone finds an extra Snowspeeder/Cloud Car set, let me know. I missed out on both of those in 2010.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Diddly on September 26, 2014, 01:19 PM
Picked up Wave 4 at TRU thanks to the 40% BOGO sale. They didn't have the Snowtrooper Commander, however, so I'll snag one online.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: EpicGon on September 26, 2014, 08:52 PM
Picked up today the tbs # 24 snowtrooper commander at Juaneco Toys.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: GrandMoffNick on October 3, 2014, 11:19 AM
Tru near me had multiple ree yees and jabba's skiff guards this morning
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on October 6, 2014, 09:11 AM
Been picking up some older figures recently. I got Sandstorm Lando and Leia, Dr. Evazan and Kithaba.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Jesse James on October 6, 2014, 02:41 PM
All pretty solid figures.  Lando especially...  Evazan too is quite a dandy upgrade.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Diddly on October 7, 2014, 02:14 PM
Bought a Snowtrooper Commander from Jeff, then I stopped by TRU after a meeting and found some Wave 5. No Ree Yees, but I got Doallyn, Vader and a second Snowy and Wedge because it was a BOGO so why not.

This pretty much catches me up for the year, but I still need to track down some older figures like Bespin Vader and Pablo Jill that were either rare here or I just kept passing on until they disappeared.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Nicklab on October 9, 2014, 12:18 PM
I picked up the TBS ROTS Vader and Snowspeeder Wedge this morning, as well as the ROTS Obi-Wan Jedi Starfighter.  The BOGO deal at TRU certainly was a help.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Diddly on October 10, 2014, 12:32 PM
Stopped by a TRU while on the other side of town and found another few cases of Wave 4/5. Picked up Ree Yees and also the Rebels 2 (3?) pack just because the BOGO is still going on.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Diddly on December 31, 2014, 04:45 PM
Stopped by a TRU last night searching for LEGO deals and ended up grabbing a second Malgus (have the TVC version) and second Starkiller to display the alternate gear.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Keonobi on January 1, 2015, 04:02 PM
I stopped at WM today and they must've just put out a case because they had two of the droids, a Malgus, a Starkiller, etc. We got Starkiller for my "son" for Christmas, and so I got Malgus today. Nice looking figure.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Jesse James on January 5, 2015, 09:28 PM
I got what may have been the last Scanner Tech 2-pack for Xmas. :P  It was like 40% off clearance price too, which is nice.  Heads swap nicely too, to other figures.

Not a very Star Wars year, but I got some awesome other stuff.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on January 6, 2015, 10:59 AM
I stopped at WM today and they must've just put out a case because they had two of the droids, a Malgus, a Starkiller, etc. We got Starkiller for my "son" for Christmas, and so I got Malgus today. Nice looking figure.

 I didn't know WM still carried 3 3/4 inch figures. None of mine have shelf space for them and haven't for more than a year.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Jesse James on January 21, 2015, 11:32 PM
Picked up a bunch of Biggs on clearance at Amazon and to my shock he is a perfect fit for the AT-ST Pilot heads (K-Mart sets), of which I have about 3 billion of them sitting here, even some unopened I think.  Fell into some fun pilot headswapping with that.

The AT-ST guy heads don't fit on much I'd found, then this, so I'm happy.  I'll do headcasts for the headless AT-ST guys then I guess down the road.  Overall a goofy good day in a way.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on January 23, 2015, 09:17 AM
I stopped at WM today and they must've just put out a case because they had two of the droids, a Malgus, a Starkiller, etc. We got Starkiller for my "son" for Christmas, and so I got Malgus today. Nice looking figure.

 I didn't know WM still carried 3 3/4 inch figures. None of mine have shelf space for them and haven't for more than a year.

I see that too. There is no shelf space dedicated to 3 3/4 in figures even the 5pos stuff.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: McMetal on May 22, 2015, 02:19 PM
Capping an unbelievably lucky series of lunch hour toy runs, I found a fresh case of the new Black Series guys at TRU today. I grabbed both Rexes, both Wolffes, and the lone Doom. Definitely going to need another Doom to open, I love the vivid color scheme, hokey or not.

Best part was they all rang up for $9.99 each still...power to the people!   ;)
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 24, 2015, 10:27 AM
Picked up Dutch, Chewie and an INC from TRU. These are definitely the last to go.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on May 25, 2015, 10:17 AM
Well, I had an adventure yesterday. Did my first extended toy run in ages. Sadly, all I came up with from the 3.75 line is one Cmdr Doom at Target. But, here's what really bothered me:

Hit my first TRU, nada. Asked them to check the stockroom which they did with no fuss. Still nada. The manager asked if he could check other stores for me. "Heck, yeah!" I said. Porter Ranch TRU, a very nice store, was supposed to have 16 on hand. Knew it wasn't R5's because I had been there a few days before. They were empty. I raced over there. Nothing. Not even shelf space for them. Brought a picture of the UPC I snapped at the previous TRU, asked them to look at the counter. "Yep, computer says we have 16." They called a guy to look. He came out. Here's what the deal is with this store:

Last case of black series 3.75 they got was December of 2014. The 16 in the system were stolen and never purged for the system. Because of the high incident of theft with the line, they decided they wouldn't carry it.

I know that this is just one item in a store of thousands, but how this can get handled in such a half-assed way with management continuing to retain positions in the company is just sad.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Rob on June 1, 2015, 04:43 PM
I know it's a Rebels figure, but does anyone still need Chopper?  Hit me up if you really can't find him.

Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: McMetal on June 30, 2015, 09:42 AM
I bought 2 Commander Thorns and a spare Commander Doom off HTS yesterday. I would have gotten Mosep too but he sold out in like 5 seconds.   :(
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: 77Skywalker on July 15, 2015, 07:34 PM
I recently acquired the awesome Jawas 2-pack.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Nicklab on July 15, 2015, 08:21 PM
I scored most of the new wave of TBS 3.75" figures from Amazon, minus C-3PO.  I came close to getting Threepio through an Amazon Lightning Deal, but the wait list didn't pan out.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Jesse James on July 17, 2015, 05:13 PM
Got Gold Leader and wow is he a nice figure.  Deco is great on mine and he's average height instead of that damn Luke sculpt getting reused.  Happy to have him and will pick up more for $10 or less.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Diddly on August 15, 2015, 09:25 PM
Got Gold Leader, Han, Boushh, Chewie and Mosep from a Walmart endcap this afternoon. Passed on Doom and Thorn, the only other two figures they had. There were two of everything, so I at least was able to pick and choose between the "not so bad" and "terrible" paintjobs.

$70 for five figures... :o
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 16, 2015, 01:23 PM
I too picked up a bunch of figures from walmarts end cap. Picked up dutch, Vader and boushh. Previously got 3po and the clone trooper guys last week from them. I guess this is the end of sa figures.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Nicklab on August 16, 2015, 06:29 PM
I've seen a few of the final black series wave in WalMart clearance aisles, but not at clearance prices. The only one of the troops that I want is another Commander Wolffe in his sandstorm armor from the lost missions episodes.  Oddly enough I see all of the other troopers but not Wolffe. 
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Jeff on August 16, 2015, 10:46 PM
Oddly enough I see all of the other troopers but not Wolffe.

Remember, Wolffe was the only new Wave 7 figure that wasn't carried into Wave 8 - that's why he's a bit harder to find than Rex or Doom.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Jesse James on August 16, 2015, 11:13 PM
Yeah plus he's the most unique fig of the 3 clones and I dare say that didn't hurt his popularity either.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Nicklab on August 17, 2015, 09:39 AM
Silly me.  Still, that scene where Plo Koon, Wolffe and the Wolffe Pack troops find the shuttle and lightsaber of Syfo Dyas was one of the coolest moments of the Clone Wars Lost Missions.  And making that TBS Commander Wolffe into a more generic Wolffe Pack member would be a fun customizing project.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: EpicGon on August 17, 2015, 10:10 PM
Yesterday night I picked at E. Wong 
Leia Boushh, Han Solo with carbonite block and jawas.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Diddly on September 6, 2015, 03:36 PM
Was in Houston for the weekend and on the way back I stopped at a small town Walmart looking for TFA stuff. Nothing there, but I did find Rex and 3PO. Just need to grab the Jawas and INC and I'll be done with the TIE Pilot portion of the line.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: McMetal on December 3, 2015, 01:31 PM
Wave 2 finally hit here today and I picked up Kylo and FO Stormtrooper. Nice figures!
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Scockery on December 13, 2015, 05:23 PM
At a Wal-Mart that never seemed to put them out back in the summer, I found the part of wave with Mosep in the clearance section for the "clearance price' of $12.83. So I completed my 2015 collecting goal...buying Mosep Binneed*. That was it. Really. It might be the second Star Wars thing I've bought at retail all year. I haven't gotten any Force Awakens items. Wait until I see the movie to see if I care.

*Yeah, i could've gotten online, but I wanted  a decent paint job for my money.

I would've bought the Jawas if I ever saw them. Maybe carbonite Han Solo, too.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Nicklab on December 17, 2015, 09:25 AM
Glad to see wave 2 hitting in greater numbers.  I was able to pick up another 3 First Order Stormtroopers the other day.  Right now I've got 5, but I'd certainly like to get more.  But at $13 each?  Those purchases sting a little bit.  And it leaves me hoping that these will sell so well that Hasbro will offer a wide-release Black Series once the deal with Walmart runs out.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: JediJman on December 17, 2015, 11:45 AM
I found wave 3 at my local WM today.  The Rey and Finn figs look great, and nice to get a pair of Stormtroopers since I missed out on wave 2.  I like the Poe sculpt, but he and the Trench Hans all had ridiculously bad eye paint jobs.  I may have my 9 year olds hit them with a sharpie to make them look better.   ::)
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Matt_Fury on December 17, 2015, 12:02 PM
You running a figure improvement sweatshop J?   ;D
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: P-Siddy on December 17, 2015, 01:03 PM
You running a figure improvement sweatshop J?   ;D

It's a lucrative business these days since Hasbro can't do them themselves.  I just want to know when stock goes on the market.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: JediJman on December 17, 2015, 04:04 PM
You running a figure improvement sweatshop J?   ;D

Ha! Well I couldn't make them much worse.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Ben on December 17, 2015, 04:22 PM
Found the mother lode of wave 3 today. Picked up Rey, Finn, Poe, Kylo, and 2 Troopers plus some others for local peeps. The manager looked at me funny, wondering how many I was going to buy.

Popped mine open just now, and does anyone know how to fix a loose torso joint? One of my Stormies is super loose at the joint. Otherwise, they're great. There were enough there I could pick the best paint apps.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 17, 2015, 10:25 PM
I lucked out and scored wave 3 with the help of a friend. Wave 2 totally skipped out here. If I get lucky again, I may have to pick up another set to trade.  ::)
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Jesse James on December 17, 2015, 11:24 PM
I'm hoping Wv3 hits here soon...  I just wanna get them and be done.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Matt_Fury on December 18, 2015, 03:52 AM
Found Wave 2 and 3 at my local Walmart.  Guess they were waiting for the TFA to open.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on December 18, 2015, 09:13 AM
Found Wave 2 and 3 at my local Walmart.  Guess they were waiting for the TFA to open.

That's what I was hoping for as well, but unfortunately, all I found was remnants of a Wave 2 case.

I'm definitely going to keep hitting the two closest WalMarts to me in hopes of scoring Wave 3...
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Matt_Fury on December 18, 2015, 10:54 AM
I forgot to mention that I picked up Kylo Ren and 3 FO Stormtroopers.  :D
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Nicklab on December 22, 2015, 05:52 AM
Picked up another FO Stormtrooper, so I'm officially at 6 now.  Glad to see that these are showing up with some regularity.

Oh, and the new Leia?  Pegwarming already.  I saw a good number of Leia figures lingering, while the SA Kylo Ren which is packed in greater numbers has sold through.  Hmmmm...
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: EpicGon on May 17, 2016, 07:10 PM
Pick up this morning the # 14 imperial navy commander 3.75 inches figure.

Still think he is an imperial navy trooper,because of  no badge on chest and black uniform.


The update of the vintage death commander would be welcome on this line.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Nicklab on May 20, 2016, 06:40 PM
Picked up the Walmart exclusive Black series Captain Phasma today.  I was a little surprised by finding her and not Leia.  I really thought Leia would be the last to go. 
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Jesse James on May 20, 2016, 09:32 PM
Nice to hear a sighting of these.  Never hit here.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Nicklab on May 21, 2016, 10:40 AM
The paint apps on the Phasma that I picked up were not perfect.  I may keep it boxed until I can find a better one.  But these have been kind of scarce so far, so I didn't want to pass.  Especially after my blunder of passing on the 6" versions of Hux and Atsy.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Jesse James on August 1, 2016, 09:12 PM
Besides my WM Wv4 find, I was at the local mall where there's a collector/sports memorabilia store, and they had marked down their front rack of SW figures.  He buys a lot by the case, and this is a rack I always watch for "deals".  $6 Dak, and 2 $6 Dutch figures...  Not shabby for that money.  3 good army builder pilots to swap heads with.  Dutch's noggin fits multiple figures, and vice versa.  He makes a cool Death Star Trooper actually.

Left some I may go back for actually.

Likewise another store I frequent had some loose POTF2 stuff for super cheap.  $5 ships and stuff.  Hey, why not?
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on August 2, 2016, 09:47 AM
Finally found a fresh case of wave 4 black series, picked up the Phasma which completes my wants for everything released up to this point.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Nicklab on August 4, 2016, 06:00 AM
I picked up another Phasma yesterday along with a First Order Stormtrooper.  It was a genuine surprise to see these turn up after all this time.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Diddly on August 9, 2016, 05:19 PM
I picked up an Imperial Navy Commando for fairly cheap on Amazon today. Just need the Jawas set and I'll be done with the TIE Pilot cardback series.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Scockery on September 22, 2016, 12:57 AM
Picked up Dutch Vander on sale at Hasbrotoyshop ebay...free Fed Ex shipping. But they toss it in a box with no padding, bubbles, etc. SAME OLD HASBRO TOY SLOP. Ha-ha.


Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: McMetal on September 26, 2016, 02:18 PM
Just bought Ahsoka and the ERG from Walmart, I shall not divulge how. But I didn't break any Commandments. (Feigning ignorance is not on there - I checked)

Sweet figures!
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Darby on September 26, 2016, 03:12 PM
You're going to burn in hell!  ;)

Nice score. Nothing has slipped out here in Iowa as of yet. I keep seeing these scores on Twitter and think the dam will break here any day (not the literal dam hopefully as we're currently in the middle of a flood in Waterloo) but oh well. Looking forward to Friday.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on September 27, 2016, 12:32 AM
I got denied buying a ERG and an Akbar myself. The frustrating thing is always how the employees handle it and then managers telling lies to cover their butts.

First reaction by the check out attendant was: "oh, there must be something wrong with these." Then they called over a manager who scanned it. Then another manager happened by and join in. I asked why I could buy some of the figure in the same exact packaging (i.e. Finn,) but not others? (Was curious how they'd explain it.) Then, I kid you not, this is what one manager said to the other, not to me: "I got an email about these this morning saying they we have to ship them back."
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: JediJman on September 30, 2016, 11:23 AM
It's funny to hear how many people (myself included) have gotten the "It's a recall" line.  Wouldn't just basic common sense tell you that they're probably new and not supposed to be released yet?  The average person has some idea that there is a new Star Wars movie on the way, right?  Walmart is so clueless in so many way...
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: P-Siddy on September 30, 2016, 03:27 PM
It's funny to hear how many people (myself included) have gotten the "It's a recall" line.

What's funny is that the are claimed to be recalled and yet are back on the pegs the next time you are there.  I guess 'recalled' means back to the pegs to them.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Dave on September 30, 2016, 03:49 PM
I'm guessing its part of their excellent management training.  When someone asks you why they can't buy something just say, "it was recalled".  You don't need to know the real reason, just vomit up this line, take the item, and walk away.

I'm glad in Minneapolis we've got 197 Target stores and only a handful of Wal-Marts.  If WM was my only decent retail option I think I would drive my car in to a bridge abutment. 
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Jesse James on September 30, 2016, 08:48 PM
My store finally put the new repack wave out...  kinda picked over, by the time I got there but all of the non ERG's were left to varying degrees.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Diddly on October 9, 2016, 04:57 PM
I shockingly found the new repack wave at a small town Walmart over the weekend. Well all but Ahsoka. Grabbed two ERGs.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Scockery on October 9, 2016, 06:33 PM
I found MOSEP at a Wal-Mart, still at $10.83, taped up blister. That was more than I paid for mine. Still, I passed. Only others were 3 Finns.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Diddly on October 9, 2016, 11:57 PM
Finally, FINALLY got my hands on Phasma, Han and Leia. Bought the figures from Jesse James like a month ago and had them shipped to my parents' place due to a move, and was finally able to get over there this weekend to pick them up. These three just never showed up here for whatever reason.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Diddly on November 18, 2016, 09:30 AM
Found more Death Troopers yesterday and decided to grab a third one, giving me one "squad leader" and 2 grunts. They should look good once I find a Krennic for them to escort.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Nicklab on November 20, 2016, 02:22 PM
I finally found a 3.75" Black Series Deathtrooper today.  A very refreshing turn of events, since they've been so scarce compared to the Jyn Erso from this wave.  I think the one that I got was stashed, but got discovered and placed back on the pegs.  Because when I got it there were no Jyn's or ERG's to be found.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Nicklab on December 1, 2016, 12:00 PM
I picked up an ERG, Deathtrooper Specialist and FO Stormtrooper today.  And I was also very surprised to see the 3.75" Black Series Vader turning up in stores again. 

Considering how much of wave 4 that I saw in stores today, I think Vader may have come from those cases, because I have not seen reports of him turning up in the wave 5 or 6 cases.  It might make sense to get an SA version of Vader back in circulation again considering his role in ROGUE ONE, but it's too bad that the 3.75" Black Series version is from TESB/ROTJ and not ANH.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: JediJman on December 1, 2016, 06:13 PM
Yeah, curious distribution on these.  I found the wave with Vader, along with FO Stormtrooper, Luke, Kylo, Leia, Old Han, Phasma, etc.  a week or two ago as well. Weird to see them shipping almost on top of the Ahsoka/ERG/Jyn/Deathtrooper case.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Jesse James on December 1, 2016, 07:51 PM
Those hit here right before the RO wave hit...  Not the best timing here on that one. :(
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: tmanthegreat on December 6, 2016, 06:16 PM
Was out on a road trip for business in Central CA today and decided to hit up a few Walmarts in some rural areas on my way back home...  Proved to be worth the effort as I came across the 3.75" Black Series Scariff Storm Trooper and Cassian Andor figures at two stores in Patterson and Los Banos, CA.  Plenty more left.  They also had plenty of the Jyn Erso, Death Trooper, Admiral Ackbar, Lando, Rey, Han Solo (ROTJ), and General Leia (TFA) figures, as well as a smattering of those left from earlier waves like Finn, Poe Dameron, etc.  Was elated to find the Rouge One 3.75" figures and got multiples of them.  One of the best Star Wars hauls I've had in a while actually  ;D 
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Diddly on December 6, 2016, 08:08 PM
Nice haul. I truly believe the 3.75" Deathtrooper and Jyn are two of the best figures Hasbro has ever made.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Jesse James on December 7, 2016, 01:50 AM
Nice haul indeed...  Wish I'd found those myself haha.  I'm just now catching a sniff of the initial RO offerings here...  Found a few Death Troopers and quite happy as they're really a nice figure.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Diddly on December 7, 2016, 11:06 PM
Found that "Greatest Hits" wave today while picking up some stuff after work, including my first in-person sighting of TFA Han, Leia, and Phasma (got mine originally from Jesse James). Grabbed a second Han and Phasma, and I want to at least try to customize the Han into a SA "regular" TFA Han.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Jesse James on December 7, 2016, 11:44 PM
Good fodder...  I think Phasma with a cloth coat would look badass too.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Diddly on December 8, 2016, 09:32 AM
Good idea, though that's a fine figure as it is.

Hardest part for Han will be finding a torso that will look accurate enough... and swapping the ball jointed legs.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Jesse James on December 8, 2016, 02:20 PM
The 2nd Carbonite Han might work
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Slugworth on December 8, 2016, 11:26 PM
Finally found a 3.75 Deathtrooper. Great figure!
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Darth_Anton on December 12, 2016, 08:06 PM
We just got inundated with the E7 Han wave unfortunately. I did however pick up two stormtroopers completing a squad.

Luckily I found enough Deathtroopers to pacify me for now.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Matt_Fury on December 13, 2016, 08:51 PM
I hit the jackpot today and found Jyn Erso, Cassian Andor, Death Troopers and a Scarif Shore Trooper.  I picked up two death troopers and left one, but took the only Shore Trooper they had.

No ERGs to be found.  He's still a hot commodity.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Nicklab on March 20, 2017, 09:06 PM
I did some bargain hunting and got a couple of 3.75" Black Series figures to fill out some dioramas with SA versions of characters.  Notably, Finn and Admiral Ackbar.  The $5.48 price point makes this a lot more easy to do.  Now if only they flood the stores with Scarif Troopers!
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Jesse James on March 20, 2017, 11:18 PM
I picked up a couple Jyn's for custom fodder, an Ackbar, an Ahsoka...  I'm gonna bide my time on Finn's, Han, Leia...  those are in mass quantity.  Wish they had POe.  I'd have gone nutty buying that.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Nicklab on March 21, 2017, 04:20 PM
I managed to pick up a couple of First Order Stormtroopers today.  Glad to see those at the $5.84 price point,  although I would gladly trade them Scarif Stormtroopers. 
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Jesse James on March 21, 2017, 05:14 PM
I haven't seen those in a while.  I was happy to have some Jyn's available but wish there were a mountain of Scarrif Troopers and Death Troopers of course. 

Can't say I'm all boned up over royal guards like some people are.  I didn't realize it was a 3.75" representation of Christ.  It's nice and all, but I saw ample of them routinely this past year.  I'm pretty content on him now.

Now just get those Rogue One Troopers out in absurd numbers since the Scarrif never even hit here.  That whole 2nd wave was non-existent.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Nicklab on March 21, 2017, 07:05 PM
I personally like the Royal Guard quite a bit.  The character does effectively nothing in the films except stand there.... and get taken out in the blink of an eye by Yoda in ROTS.  But they're cool to army build for that ROTJ Emporer's arrival diorama.  I think the EU details that Hasbro worked into the figure are also very cool if you're a Crimson Empire fan, right down to the Kir Kanos likeness.

But I agree... I would absolutely LOVE to find Scarif Stormtroopers in abundance.  Especially with this current markdown.  I already got my fill on the Deathtroopers.  I think I got 6 and that was enough for me.  They're unique to ROGUE ONE and they deployed in very small units, so I don't feel the need to go all out with army building those.  But the Scarif Troopers are another deal.  And FWIW, I never saw that wave in the wild.  I got mine online from Walmart.com.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Scockery on April 28, 2017, 07:09 PM
Found a First Order Stormtrooper for under $6 and got him. Never had one until now, wasn't up for paying $13 for the bad paint ops I saw over a year ago. Decent figure...but suffer that inability to sit like a human.  And yeah, the eye paint is a bit off on mine.

Strange all the Ackbar's sold weeks ago. Leia, Han, Finn and Lando are mostly what's left. One cruddy Vader.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Pete_Fett on April 30, 2017, 10:12 AM
I know they are controversial, but I ordered a set of 5 Titanium Black Series figures from ToysRUs.com

I haven't had much luck finding ANYTHING lately, so might as well cross something off the list easily...
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Jesse James on May 9, 2017, 01:23 AM
Seeing people finding the last wave of RO figs again and at $6.  It's killing me.  At this point I'd just like ONE Scarrif Trooper haha.  I really hope a flood gate of these opens but man I'm skeptical.  And now repacks?  Ugh.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Diddly on May 9, 2017, 09:18 PM
I keep holding out hope too but my stores either haven't stocked since Force Friday or are clogged with Finn, Endor Han, and General Leia. I only ever saw the Ackbar/Lando repack wave at an out of town Walmart.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Rob on November 7, 2017, 01:10 PM
I found this ultra rare variant over the weekend. 

(https://i.imgur.com/AHfazBY.jpg)
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Jesse James on November 7, 2017, 07:16 PM
I have my issues with some custom sellers anyway.  This kinda stuff just enhances it.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Rob on November 7, 2017, 07:55 PM
You're just jealous that YOU didn't find this million dollar variant.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Jesse James on November 7, 2017, 09:06 PM
Oh yeah totally...  I mean the invisi Trooper in leotard has been on my wishlist since I first didn't see him.
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Scockery on November 8, 2017, 11:39 PM
LOL.

"I bought this for my son and didn't notice it was missing a head and hands." - scammer

"Sure whatever." wal-mart drone.

Djas Phur torso on....a comic pack Vader? With clone trooper weapons?

Customizer found ways to unload those "parts lots" you see on ebay! I hate those. "Heay, a cheap loose figure lot...oh, it's garbage  :(."

Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Ben on December 12, 2017, 08:41 PM
Found the big display at a local WM. Finally found a couple Death Troopers. Now if I could find Cassian and some Shoretroopers...
Title: Re: Recent purchases
Post by: Jesse James on December 12, 2017, 09:41 PM
Hadn’t heard those shipping with the rogue one wave